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Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues Today, 12:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,704
Posted By David Paule
Here's a photo of the gusset I added. The arrow...

Here's a photo of the gusset I added. The arrow is pointing to mine. The other gussets were part of the engine mount as I received it from the factory.

I used .090 4130 simply because that's what I...
Forum: RV-10 Today, 09:57 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,774
Posted By David Paule
Bruce, very, very nice! I've got a commercial...

Bruce, very, very nice!

I've got a commercial tug that does the same, but for a heck of a lot more money.

Note that by adjusting the width and possibly the length of the wheel resting area,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News Yesterday, 10:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 865
Posted By David Paule
I have a first gen and a third gen iPad (and a...

I have a first gen and a third gen iPad (and a newer one). The two older ones are too slow to open the 9.5 mb file of my RV-3B plans. They'll do it, but we'll be in the middle of the next decade...
Forum: My RV Build Project 02-23-2020, 08:09 PM
Replies: 467
Views: 248,902
Posted By David Paule
Canopy Latch Parts

I've been continuing to add more drywall mud to the canopy fairing mold in very thin batches, to fill in some fore-aft waves that I developed during sanding. By keeping it as smooth as possible,...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-23-2020, 07:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,202
Posted By David Paule
I never do touch and goes. Every landing is to a...

I never do touch and goes. Every landing is to a full stop, get off the active, go back to the end of the runway, and take off again. This gives me an opportunity to verify that the carb head is in,...
Forum: RV-14 02-23-2020, 07:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 980
Posted By David Paule
Powder-Coated baffles -- Not

I powder-coated the baffles on my C180 about 600 hours ago, and have some experience with it. Here's what I've observed:

I used white. It collects dirt that I've been unable to clean (I don't have a...
Forum: RV-4 02-22-2020, 08:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 338
Posted By David Paule
Welcome to VAF! I think fewer and fewer of us...

Welcome to VAF!

I think fewer and fewer of us get to build an RV these days the way the RV-4 is built. It's a worthy project and I bet you'll really enjoy it. Hope so anyway.

I'm building an RV-3B,...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 02-22-2020, 04:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 883
Posted By David Paule
Where does it get its data? Dave

Where does it get its data?

Dave
Forum: My RV Build Project 02-21-2020, 08:39 PM
Replies: 467
Views: 248,902
Posted By David Paule
Aft Deck & Fairing Compound Curve

The fairing mold is nearly there. I'm currently working on eliminating waves in the surface from the sanding. Even though I'm using longboard sanding, I'm still getting them. Fill and sand, and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-21-2020, 11:11 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 898
Posted By David Paule
The experiences of folks with corrosion in your...

The experiences of folks with corrosion in your area, especially at local airports, will tell you if you need to prime or not.

In a dry area you probably don't. In an area where there's more...
Forum: RV-4 02-18-2020, 10:19 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 9,868
Posted By David Paule
Question - if the canopy can, if mounted more...

Question - if the canopy can, if mounted more strongly, remain attached long enough to permit a landing, and if the airplane flies well enough for that, whats the advantage in having it depart?

If...
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-18-2020, 07:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 704
Posted By David Paule
Nice stuff! Dave

Nice stuff!

Dave
Forum: RV-3 02-18-2020, 10:01 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 63,054
Posted By David Paule
Exactly. They allow access but the precise...

Exactly. They allow access but the precise position isn't necessary for anything to function.

Dave
Forum: RV-3 02-17-2020, 08:17 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 63,054
Posted By David Paule
Lightbulb Aft Deck

The F-319 aft deck has two access and lightening holes and one clearance hole.

https://i.imgur.com/U7NRQqK.jpg

The clearance hole is the aft rectangular one, on the right of the part here on...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-17-2020, 07:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,594
Posted By David Paule
If there are no leaks in the pitot-static system,...

If there are no leaks in the pitot-static system, then that system isn't open to cabin pressure. Unless a cabin air leak changes the airflow around the fuselage enough that it affects the pressure at...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-17-2020, 05:02 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,503
Posted By David Paule
They don't show for me, either. Dave

They don't show for me, either.

Dave
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 02-17-2020, 09:24 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,103
Posted By David Paule
VicBee, you posted this in the Classified...

VicBee, you posted this in the Classified section. Are you trying to sell it?

Dave
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-16-2020, 01:27 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,226
Posted By David Paule
You can always cut a 2" length of line, perhaps,...

You can always cut a 2" length of line, perhaps, put a flare on it and see what its finished length is. Then you'll know.

Dave
Forum: My RV Build Project 02-14-2020, 08:12 PM
Replies: 467
Views: 248,902
Posted By David Paule
Trial Fit, Nothing More

The aft deck needs three holes cut in it for access or lightening or something. The location of those depends on where the horizontal stabilizer goes. With the aft deck clecoed to the longerons, I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-14-2020, 07:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,291
Posted By David Paule
I have some very old rivets that are the same...

I have some very old rivets that are the same type as the ones we use today, just more than 35 years old. I had them before I got my RV-3B kit. They drive exactly like the current ones.

Dave
Forum: My RV Build Project 02-13-2020, 09:26 PM
Replies: 467
Views: 248,902
Posted By David Paule
Waiting for drywall compound, aka "mud," to dry...

Waiting for drywall compound, aka "mud," to dry means that I needed to find something else to do for a while. The F-319 (or it might be F-317 or F-318, it's called all of those. But on drawing 22,...
Forum: Midwest 02-13-2020, 02:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 414
Posted By David Paule
I'm at Vance Brand at Longmont, just a bit north....

I'm at Vance Brand at Longmont, just a bit north. I use an oil pan preheater below freezing. I run multigrade oil year around. Although it's a C180 instead of an RV, I haven't had any problems.

For...
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-13-2020, 09:06 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 582
Posted By David Paule
Give them a call. They are very helpful. Dave

Give them a call. They are very helpful.

Dave
Forum: RV-14 02-12-2020, 07:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 500
Posted By David Paule
Some people have installed rudder return springs...

Some people have installed rudder return springs that were cockpit adjustable for rudder trim. While this works, it'll probably take some experimentation to get right.

This shows part of such an...
Forum: RV-14 02-12-2020, 10:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 485
Posted By David Paule
Keep digging. Perhaps it's deeper in the box the...

Keep digging. Perhaps it's deeper in the box the calipers were in.

Caveat, I'm not an RV-10 builder, but an RV-3B builder, as far from the -10 as it goes in Van's line up.

Dave
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-10-2020, 04:22 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,192
Posted By David Paule
It's too soon to be thinking about avionics...

It's too soon to be thinking about avionics suggestions since that hardware changes so rapidly. As you get closer to flying, then it's time and by then you may have a better idea of the specific...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-09-2020, 02:24 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 351
Posted By David Paule
Yes. There is a tool that you can make that works...

Yes. There is a tool that you can make that works great. The angles are 11 degrees for the anvil and the ram.

https://i.imgur.com/3knTYF6.jpg

and

https://i.imgur.com/GK51BPC.jpg

Dave
Forum: My RV Build Project 02-07-2020, 03:20 PM
Replies: 467
Views: 248,902
Posted By David Paule
Mud on Foam

After some more work shaping the foam, I was ready to seal it. The main issue was that Id shaped it a bit too far on the sides in the middle, losing some of the compound curvature that you ca see in...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-07-2020, 11:05 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 6,806
Posted By David Paule
I can sure think of a number of things that could...

I can sure think of a number of things that could go wrong with doing that. I would never do that.

And in any event, it's expensive to do it that way with a tee hangar.

Dave
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-05-2020, 03:27 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,259
Posted By David Paule
Is this HACman system an add-on to the existing...

Is this HACman system an add-on to the existing mixture control system for a Rotax 912ULS in an RV-12 or does it replace that?

In either case, was the mixture setting appropriate for the...
Forum: Primers 02-05-2020, 11:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 802
Posted By David Paule
Haven't flown yet, but I used white Ekopoxy for...

Haven't flown yet, but I used white Ekopoxy for the seat back, the seat floor and the baggage floors. They've been rattling around the shop for months and the paint is unmarred. I'm planning on using...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-04-2020, 04:36 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,371
Posted By David Paule
I used a DeWalt 12 V power tool battery to test...

I used a DeWalt 12 V power tool battery to test the landing light wiring. Worked fine. But afterwards the battery wouldn't hold a charge.

Maybe I drained it too far, or maybe the draw was too high....
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-01-2020, 07:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,126
Posted By David Paule
Might be worth weighing the removed parts, when...

Might be worth weighing the removed parts, when you're done, and updating the weight and balance document.

Dave
Forum: RV-6/6A 02-01-2020, 06:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,002
Posted By David Paule
I think this should be referred to Van's. They...

I think this should be referred to Van's. They might be able to regenerate the bulkheads and splice plates. Maybe.

Dave
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-28-2020, 11:25 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,074
Posted By David Paule
I believe that this is incorrect. The annual...

I believe that this is incorrect. The annual inspection of a Type Certified airplane is not a conformity inspection, but an inspection to determine if the airplane is safe to fly. A conformity...
Forum: My RV Build Project 01-28-2020, 09:21 AM
Replies: 467
Views: 248,902
Posted By David Paule
I'm not using the aluminum canopy frame. The plan...

I'm not using the aluminum canopy frame. The plan is to make the fairing, add the flanges for the canopy, and then reinforce the fairing to make it an integral frame.

Dave
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-27-2020, 08:26 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,245
Posted By David Paule
Wish that was the case for an RV-3B. But it...

Wish that was the case for an RV-3B.

But it might be for an RV-14, which is what the OP was referring to. Still, this isn't an area where a blanket approach is necessarily correct.

Dave
RV-3B under...
Forum: My RV Build Project 01-27-2020, 11:02 AM
Replies: 467
Views: 248,902
Posted By David Paule
Well, thanks, always good to learn about another...

Well, thanks, always good to learn about another tool. I knew about hot wire cutting for airframe parts and even have a hot wire cutter that I've used in the past. Since this is a compound curve, I...
Forum: My RV Build Project 01-26-2020, 08:26 PM
Replies: 467
Views: 248,902
Posted By David Paule
Foam, continued

I'd noticed that the foam block was sliding side to side as I carved on it. Not surprisingly, since the bottom was flat and resting on the fuselage longerons. Its shape prevented fore/aft motion and...
Forum: RV-9/9A 01-26-2020, 05:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 855
Posted By David Paule
This is pretty effective -- just bend the leading...

This is pretty effective -- just bend the leading edge a bit more. I put a 1 1/2" pipe in the leading edge and clamped it there so I wouldn't over-bend it. This helped a lot. I used a stout beam to...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-25-2020, 09:57 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,332
Posted By David Paule
Also, most of our engines now have an oil filter....

Also, most of our engines now have an oil filter. That'll trap the most damaging particles.

I use an oil-pan preheater for oil changes on my C180.

Dave
Forum: My RV Build Project 01-24-2020, 08:36 PM
Replies: 467
Views: 248,902
Posted By David Paule
Foam Fun

The fiberglass canopy fairing needs to fit the skin, and there were clecos poking out of it, holding the front top on. Time to screw it down. On the RV-3B, this skin is attached with a lot of #8...
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 01-22-2020, 12:52 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,036
Posted By David Paule
That assumes that the empennage is the critical...

That assumes that the empennage is the critical flutter part. How will you know, short of a real flutter test program, if you're right of not?

Dave
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-22-2020, 12:50 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,859
Posted By David Paule
Ask the auto body shop manager for his best guy...

Ask the auto body shop manager for his best guy for this. It wont be any trouble for him at all. I've had two problems in aluminum, both worse than this, repaired this way. One was on my RV-3B...
Forum: RV-14 01-22-2020, 10:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,686
Posted By David Paule
No, no, no. It'll be harder to rent the house out...

No, no, no. It'll be harder to rent the house out and you'd still have to commute. Rent the condo out, live in the house, build the plane, and then move back to the condo if you want to afterwards,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-22-2020, 10:17 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,859
Posted By David Paule
Go to a good auto body shop and hire their best...

Go to a good auto body shop and hire their best sheet metal guy for some after-hours work. It's remarkable what they can do.

Dave
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-22-2020, 10:15 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,457
Posted By David Paule
I don't know if this is the real reason for...

I don't know if this is the real reason for mounting them on the left, but it's what I was taught.

Since most patterns are to the left, most low-speed turns are, too. The left wing has lower...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-21-2020, 08:26 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,457
Posted By David Paule
Note that the stall warner that Van's sells is a...

Note that the stall warner that Van's sells is a singe-point AOA. It's intended for this sort of event.

Dave
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-21-2020, 09:41 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,897
Posted By David Paule
It's only fair to mention that I no longer need...

It's only fair to mention that I no longer need one. I now have an AC TrackTech T1X2, which more than meets my...
Forum: Tools 01-20-2020, 09:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,027
Posted By David Paule
MINUS one for Cleaveland's #40 drills, at least...

MINUS one for Cleaveland's #40 drills, at least or the batch I got in '12. They were mis-sharpened and would not drill a #40 hole. I like Cleaveland and everything else I've gotten from them has been...
Forum: RV-10 01-19-2020, 08:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,919
Posted By David Paule
Prices typically go up in the first three or four...

Prices typically go up in the first three or four months of the year sometime.

I'm building an RV-3B and have saved the price lists for that plane. The increases were all between 0 and 3 percent...
Forum: RV-14 01-19-2020, 06:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,686
Posted By David Paule
Sell the condo, buy a house with a garage. A big...

Sell the condo, buy a house with a garage. A big garage.

Really.

Dave
Forum: Rocket 01-19-2020, 09:37 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 11,901
Posted By David Paule
I don't think that's been established yet. So...

I don't think that's been established yet. So far, all I've seen are three photos showing damage. The actual incident investigation will figure out what did happen and then we'll know too.

So let's...
Forum: Rocket 01-18-2020, 12:19 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 11,901
Posted By David Paule
Yep -- but we don't know the condition when the...

Yep -- but we don't know the condition when the failure occurred. We only can see the condition now, in the hangar, following (perhaps) some maneuvering to make the airport. So it's premature to...
Forum: Propellers 01-18-2020, 09:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,421
Posted By David Paule
Plus shipping both ways, not cheap for a 3-blade...

Plus shipping both ways, not cheap for a 3-blade prop.

Dave
Forum: RV-10 01-17-2020, 05:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,004
Posted By David Paule
I have both a 2X and a 3X gun. I use the 2X on...

I have both a 2X and a 3X gun. I use the 2X on the -3 rivets and the 3X on the -4 rivets, at the same air pressure. Saves adjusting pressures and maybe forgetting.

The ACAT gun from The Yardstore is...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-16-2020, 07:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,562
Posted By David Paule
Try Knisley Exhaust....

Try Knisley Exhaust. (https://knisleyexhaust.com/contact-us/) They might be able to tackle it.

In Trade-a-Plane, www.awi-ami.com, 800-884-6201 ahows photos of engine mounts on their ad. They are an...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-16-2020, 01:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 728
Posted By David Paule
The nearest Lycoming engine to the version you...

The nearest Lycoming engine to the version you want will have a parts manual. Buy it. It'll have pictures and lists of the parts you need.
Dave
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-15-2020, 08:19 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 11,860
Posted By David Paule
I'd think that if the airplane was built in...

I'd think that if the airplane was built in accordance to the plans, is an RV, and is loaded within the CG limits, that the speeds Van's has for Vne are a sufficient restriction. Testing should not...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-15-2020, 10:55 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 11,860
Posted By David Paule
You got lucky. Very, very lucky. Dave

You got lucky. Very, very lucky.

Dave
Forum: RV-14 01-14-2020, 10:40 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,855
Posted By David Paule
Regarding prop ground clearance (and other...

Regarding prop ground clearance (and other things), don't design for nominal. Design for those annoying off-nominal times.

Dave
Forum: My RV Build Project 01-13-2020, 06:48 PM
Replies: 467
Views: 248,902
Posted By David Paule
Templates

I made some templates to transfer the correct fair shape to the foam, once I have it glued up. These are thin plywood. The lines at the left are where the panel goes.

The bottom template is the...
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