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Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-27-2018, 07:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,162
Posted By fehdxl
Kit has been sold. Fly safe! Jim

Kit has been sold. Fly safe! Jim
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-24-2018, 11:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,162
Posted By fehdxl
SB18-02-02 kit available

Hi folks, Through a convoluted scenario I ended up with an extra SB18-02-02 kit for the RV-12 horizontal tail front spar. If you need one, please PM or call/text 316-two thirteen-seven-oh-93. Fly...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-29-2017, 11:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,987
Posted By fehdxl
Great kick-off event this afternoon! The tool...

Great kick-off event this afternoon!

The tool box bench and shelves are assembled and the empennage kit and tools inventoried. This coming week each student will build their own practice tool box...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-24-2017, 09:47 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,217
Posted By fehdxl
High resolution -12 cutaway photo?

I'm trying to put the -12 cutaway photo on a banner but the shop needs it in higher resolution...does anyone have one they could share?

Thanks!

Jim
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-07-2017, 03:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,987
Posted By fehdxl
Hi folks, We're super excited to begin this...

Hi folks,

We're super excited to begin this journey with the student builders.

If the link below doesn't work, please try this one:

https://facebook.com/aviation.nation.omaha/

If you are local...
Forum: Probable Cause Documents Discussed 02-11-2017, 08:51 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 6,248
Posted By fehdxl
ERA15FA359 / RV-10 / Sep 16, 2015 / Alma, GA

Link to NTSB report (https://dms.ntsb.gov/pubdms/search/hitlist.cfm?docketID=59445&CFID=947438&CFTOKEN=b95705b192b6ce88-79E743D5-0CC2-91FF-CC3336BD7C79B5CE)

search keywords: rv-10 crash, 5 people,...
Forum: Safety 03-24-2016, 09:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,244
Posted By fehdxl
Know unknowns...

IMHO, determining unusable fuel in the hangar is shortsighted and misleading. What is your unusable fuel during a go-around, steep approach, slip, wing-low crosswind landing, during average pilot...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-05-2015, 07:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,131
Posted By fehdxl
The BeechNutz out of Kansas City hosts a Bonanza...

The BeechNutz out of Kansas City hosts a Bonanza formation clinic at Ottumwa, Iowa (KOTM) and it's great. Nice conference room, big area for individual briefings, kichenette area, close hotels, good...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-03-2015, 08:59 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,068
Posted By fehdxl
un-airworthy plane for a stick

A local school is growing an aviation academy and wants to paint an un-airworthy plane up in their school colors to mount it on a stick...anyone have any leads? Thanks! Fly safe, -Jim
Forum: Painting your RV 11-22-2015, 09:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,077
Posted By fehdxl
I'm a fan of DCC Concept, a single stage acrylic...

I'm a fan of DCC Concept, a single stage acrylic urethane. Just a datapoint. Best, Jim
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-08-2015, 07:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,240
Posted By fehdxl
Thanks guys, appreciate your thoughts. I won't go...

Thanks guys, appreciate your thoughts. I won't go into all the details, but the loaded question part was I too think it's a bad idea and was looking for additional things I hadn't thought about. ...
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-07-2015, 07:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,240
Posted By fehdxl
Instructor experience...

If a CFI was to teach a zero time student towards a PPL in an RV8, how much experience should the instructor have?

I.e. Hours of: Tailwheel PIC? Tailwheel dual given? RV PIC? RV dual given? ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-22-2015, 07:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,641
Posted By fehdxl
Make a master template first. Mark a straight...

Make a master template first. Mark a straight line every 1/4", then bend one end 90* and the other 45*. You'll then be able to tell where the bends end up with respect to 'length'. Oh yeah, before...
Forum: RV-4 07-25-2015, 12:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,624
Posted By fehdxl
http://www.vansairforce.com/community/forumdisplay...

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/forumdisplay.php?f=74
Forum: Electrical Systems 06-28-2015, 02:33 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,485
Posted By fehdxl
This!!! Current limiting devices are there to...

This!!!

Current limiting devices are there to protect a wire from being overloaded, heating up and the subsequent fire. It's not that you have too small of a CB, it's your wire from alternator to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-17-2015, 09:37 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,734
Posted By fehdxl
Improvising...

I'll just leave this here... http://youtu.be/Ecosb5mSDwo

Be safe,

Jim
Forum: RV-14 05-31-2015, 08:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,422
Posted By fehdxl
Torque info on Vans' site....

Torque info on Vans' site.

https://www.vansaircraft.com/pdf/Torque_Spec_Aluminum_Fittings.pdf

Best,

Jim
Forum: RV-14 05-20-2015, 06:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,035
Posted By fehdxl
Tom, It's the same stuff but from Seal-Pak in...

Tom,

It's the same stuff but from Seal-Pak in Wichita. The nice thing about their's is they have their 'A' style which is consistency of honey, the 'B' is the normal, consistency of peanut butter....
Forum: RV-14 05-19-2015, 09:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,035
Posted By fehdxl
inboard fuel tank rib proseal technique

Which technique did you use?

The 'full lather'?

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/600x400q90/905/qQOUgj.jpg (http://imageshack.com/f/p5qQOUgjj)


Or the 'a little dab will...
Forum: RV-10 05-12-2015, 09:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 959
Posted By fehdxl
Joe, Torque...

Joe,

Torque info
https://www.vansaircraft.com/pdf/Torque_Spec_Aluminum_Fittings.pdf

Yes, clean up the strings.

Are you back in town? I should come over and see your progress.

Jim
Forum: Primers 04-12-2015, 10:55 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 14,919
Posted By fehdxl
Same question from 2010, but no answers....

Same question from 2010, but no answers. :-(
http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?p=458836

How much of the non-thoroughly-mixed green part did you use before mixing all the solids...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-02-2015, 06:15 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 571
Posted By fehdxl
Q: auto play the next EAA video

The EAA has many good videos about building (http://eaavideo.org/default.aspx) and general aviation maintenance. I'd like to listen to them as background noise while working on the -10, but it's...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-16-2014, 01:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,968
Posted By fehdxl
Larry, Taking a purist approach, some say you...

Larry,

Taking a purist approach, some say you have to tell lead he/she's trailing smoke since wingmen aren't worthy of inferring that smoke means fire. I suppose if it's such that you see the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-23-2014, 09:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,817
Posted By fehdxl
Nobel Akzo 463-12-8 w CA-116 You can get it from...

Nobel Akzo 463-12-8 w CA-116

You can get it from Graco there in Wichita just north of Dead Cow International airport (316) 943-4200.

Not necessarily the cheapest, but cheaper than at ACS w...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-05-2013, 05:57 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,247
Posted By fehdxl
The real danger of leaving the compressor on...

The real danger of leaving the compressor on unattended is a ruptured hose, then the subsequent 100% duty-cycle and fire. Yes, the likelihood is low, but the risk very high...why chance it? Be...
Forum: Formation Flying 08-30-2013, 08:41 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,888
Posted By fehdxl
With my educational hat on, half mile separation...

With my educational hat on, half mile separation affectionately known as a gaggle, not a formation.

Best,

Jim
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-28-2013, 07:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,740
Posted By fehdxl
Plenty adequate for a priming (vice painting)...

Plenty adequate for a priming (vice painting) booth, but where are you going to put the parts? Chicken wire fence for a table top? Hanging the parts? If you are mixing a two-part epoxy, it would...
Forum: Formation Flying 08-10-2013, 07:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,123
Posted By fehdxl
Thanks Bob, I appreciate your time to share. ...

Thanks Bob, I appreciate your time to share. What you say makes perfect sense. Best, -Jim
Forum: Formation Flying 08-09-2013, 03:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,123
Posted By fehdxl
Thanks. However, one would think at a show with...

Thanks. However, one would think at a show with likely the highest pilot attendance percentage than any other airshow, the least the announcer would have done is say something to the effect that...
Forum: Formation Flying 08-09-2013, 02:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,123
Posted By fehdxl
missing man formation -- which direction?

I thought missing man formations were always flown north or south so that the 'missing man' would exit the formation flying west...as in the fallen flying west.

Is that what you all know too? Or...
Forum: Safety 07-06-2013, 06:33 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 11,950
Posted By fehdxl
The purpose of a VFR flight plan is so search and...

The purpose of a VFR flight plan is so search and rescue come looking if you don't make it to your destination on time. So what happens if the engine quits at 500 feet on initial takeoff? Who's...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-17-2013, 02:59 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 9,026
Posted By fehdxl
Sure looks like this one is more reasonably...

Sure looks like this one is more reasonably priced...

https://www.aircraftspruce.com/search/search.php?s=06-01363

-Jim
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-05-2013, 09:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,798
Posted By fehdxl
https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/lgpages/tir...

https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/lgpages/tiretalc.php

Not sure if its any different than household talcum powder...except the higher price -- $8.50.

-Jim
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-24-2013, 10:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,321
Posted By fehdxl
Thanks Ron. Wonder why googling FFI or formation...

Thanks Ron. Wonder why googling FFI or formation flying inc doesn't depict the site you provided...weird. Thanks again, Jim
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-24-2013, 12:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,321
Posted By fehdxl
Tim, I know this is not true. FAST is all...

Tim, I know this is not true. FAST is all inclusive, as Stu also indicated.



Stu, How can I obtain a copy of your procedures manual?


All,

Thanks for the info thus far.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-23-2013, 06:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,321
Posted By fehdxl
Best formation card

Which formation card is better, FAST or FFI? And why?

FAST (http://flyfast.org) -or- FFI (https://www.eapisfile.com/Docs/Formation/FFI/FFI%20Manual.pdf)

Thanks for your thoughts!

-Jim
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-03-2013, 07:06 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,102
Posted By fehdxl
Imagine the loads placed on the tire while making...

Imagine the loads placed on the tire while making a sharp fast turn...it would try to roll the tire off the rim, right? Well *don't* try and take it off that way! Not even by standing on a 2x4 piece...
Forum: Tools 04-01-2013, 07:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,203
Posted By fehdxl
I load up my garbage can in the back of the...

I load up my garbage can in the back of the truck, drive to the FBO's outside water spigot and fill it up. The couple feet of head pressure from sitting in the truck bed works fine. Sometimes I...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-29-2013, 09:34 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 996
Posted By fehdxl
Thanks Don, appreciate it. -Jim

Thanks Don, appreciate it. -Jim
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-28-2013, 09:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 996
Posted By fehdxl
fuel pressure

Gang, I could use a little help here.

I believe a buddy's engine driven fuel pump is failing and causing fuel pressure to fluctuate.

Why would it be worse at peak EGT vice well rich of peak EGT? ...
Forum: RV-6/6A 03-27-2013, 09:11 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 8,137
Posted By fehdxl
Gil, What's the shear strength of a dimpled...

Gil,

What's the shear strength of a dimpled screw joint versus just a hole with a dome head screw and nut? My gut says the dimpled is stronger, which is what is called for by Van's in the plans. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-07-2013, 03:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,243
Posted By fehdxl
Places to buy akzo...

Places to buy akzo thread.

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=53092

Best,

Jim
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-05-2013, 05:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,096
Posted By fehdxl
I'd call SealPak in Wichita...my guess as the...

I'd call SealPak in Wichita...my guess as the most likely to sell just the hardener.

Best,

Jim
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-28-2013, 11:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,432
Posted By fehdxl
Yes. Last evening during the Webinar, they spoke...

Yes. Last evening during the Webinar, they spoke about the Glassair (if I remember correctly) that would flame out on long, fast descents from fuel starvation...a header tank was the fix.

In the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-28-2013, 07:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,432
Posted By fehdxl
Curtis, Yes that makes sense. But how much was...

Curtis, Yes that makes sense. But how much was unusable in a 10 degree pitch up climb (go around), or during an extended descent, or slip? The whole point of the EAA webinar was to test in various...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-28-2013, 06:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,432
Posted By fehdxl
Wow, that's a lot! If you are one who...

Wow, that's a lot!

If you are one who maximizes range by running a tank dry, forethought to landing runway and crosswinds would be prudent.

Fly safe,

-Jim
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-27-2013, 07:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,432
Posted By fehdxl
fuel system testing

The EAA held a webinar this evening about fuel systems and fuel flow testing prior to first flight. Essentially, they stepped through how to determine unusable fuel in various flight phases (climbs,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-24-2013, 09:00 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 18,713
Posted By fehdxl
From a BeechTalk post... I got the cliff notes...

From a BeechTalk post...

I got the cliff notes of the story from Frank this morning I may not have this completely correct but here's the gist of what happened. What was most scary about hearing...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-21-2013, 06:02 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,303
Posted By fehdxl
You probably *can* do it, but likely *may* not. ...

You probably *can* do it, but likely *may* not. 14CFR91.303 sub-part (c) is likely a restriction in this case and maybe (a) or (d).

Not trying to be a buzz kill...that is great performance. A...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-15-2013, 08:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,454
Posted By fehdxl
Jim, 350 posts on the subject here: ...

Jim,

350 posts on the subject here: http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=82592

Also, the formula is in 43.13.

BL: Don is correct.

Best,
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 02-11-2013, 11:37 AM
Replies: 497
Views: 167,485
Posted By fehdxl
As I understand it, it's just the version number....

As I understand it, it's just the version number. My as well be the "HAGLE v3" departure.

-Jim
Forum: Primers 02-04-2013, 12:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,479
Posted By fehdxl
I may be wrong, but I believe alodine is only a...

I may be wrong, but I believe alodine is only a chemical batch, wherease annodize involves electrical currents -- similar sounding, very different in coating and changes to strength. This thread may...
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 02-01-2013, 12:20 PM
Replies: 497
Views: 167,485
Posted By fehdxl
Whenever I receive the local approach/center...

Whenever I receive the local approach/center telephone number (usually on an inbound leg to cancel) I make a ForeFlight comment. Just another way to help each other.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-24-2013, 09:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 953
Posted By fehdxl
Deep Reaching Dimpling Tool Best, Jim

Deep Reaching Dimpling Tool

Best,

Jim
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-22-2013, 12:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,134
Posted By fehdxl
Here's an option. Just the other day one of the...

Here's an option. Just the other day one of the guys at Central Cylinder (an all inclusive overhaul shop here in Omaha) was talking about an O-360 he put together for himself, but is now thinking of...
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 01-13-2013, 03:01 PM
Replies: 497
Views: 167,485
Posted By fehdxl
FAA's definition of formation qualified

Question for the ATC types,

Checked in yesterday with a Class B approach control as a two-ship formation and subsequently was asked all type of questions. (a) Are you formation qualified? (b) Is...
Forum: Formation Flying 01-11-2013, 04:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,262
Posted By fehdxl
Another question...curious, what range is the...

Another question...curious, what range is the photo-ship from the four-ship? Thx, Jim
Forum: RV-10 01-03-2013, 08:27 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 27,089
Posted By fehdxl
trim?

One could still control pitch with trim in this situation, right? Fly safe, -Jim

Edit: maybe we should all listen in to the EAA webinar...

January 9 - 7 p.m. CST
Flight with Broken Flight...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-09-2012, 08:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,567
Posted By fehdxl
Hey Curtis, I'm not trying to recreate the old,...

Hey Curtis, I'm not trying to recreate the old, but rather make a new experimental engine. I may just go to the local engraving shop and have them make something up. Now how to pick a serial...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-09-2012, 08:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,567
Posted By fehdxl
Blank engine data plate

I bought an engine core and with some help from the local engine rebuilding shop made it an XIO-540; now I need a data plate. My search of the normal sites/companies has turned up empty. Does...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-03-2012, 07:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,778
Posted By fehdxl
BTW, related to father's helping out. I was...

BTW, related to father's helping out. I was showing mine how the DRDT-2 works on some scrap. You know, drill a couple holes, show him how it makes dimples. He takes control with the scrap and I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-03-2012, 05:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,778
Posted By fehdxl
Jeremy, Aren't they supposed to sit flush? The...

Jeremy, Aren't they supposed to sit flush? The one rivet in the picture looks fine by me. What am I missing? -Jim Edit: Oh yeah, you said debur...not countersink. I think I'd just use AN426's...
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