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Forum: RV-8/8A 12-15-2017, 06:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,406
Posted By Vbug
power-gate mofset

A possible solution to a Schottkey but pricey at $253! Vf drop so low it's not a factor, nice.

http://www.perfectswitch.com/isolators/single-rectifier-isolator/
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-14-2017, 09:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,406
Posted By Vbug
Only odd spec is the mounting requirement, a...

Only odd spec is the mounting requirement, a 0.125"x16x16 aluminum plate for the full 200 amp rating. Surely the heat sink is needed only for continuous use at high amps?
The heat sink size is the...
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-13-2017, 01:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,406
Posted By Vbug
I found these SSC's sold by Waytek Wire $84....

I found these SSC's sold by Waytek Wire $84. Appear to be the same ones Ztron labs used to sell.

http://www.inpowerdirect.com/solidstatecontactors_ssc20.php

I have sourced schottkey diodes with a...
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-12-2017, 06:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,406
Posted By Vbug
Review my electrical system plan

Looking for opinions on my electrically dependent main power distribution concept. RV8, VFR mission, single alternator, aft mounted batteries, dual-boost pumps, ignitions, and ECU's. Battery 2...
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-09-2017, 05:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 697
Posted By Vbug
Adjustable rudder pedal idea

Decided to try an adjustable screw drive as an alternative to the stock cable. It looks like the nutplate might be a weak point. I'm considering welding a coupling nut to steel plate instead. Not so...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-30-2014, 10:20 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 13,200
Posted By Vbug
My intent with this post was not to be persuaded...

My intent with this post was not to be persuaded to build on but to only better understand dimple to countersink engineering.
In my RV8 build manual there is one sentence buried in I believe...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-27-2014, 06:10 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 13,200
Posted By Vbug
Thanks for the responses. Yes the dimpled leading...

Thanks for the responses. Yes the dimpled leading and main skins are riveted to the spar flange. The countersinks are primed with a qtip that's why the look so bad but are indeed uniform and smooth....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-26-2014, 05:47 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 13,200
Posted By Vbug
Vans say replace main spar

Finally got the news recommending RV8 main spar replacement due to countersinking main spar flange too deep for skin dimples.
My countersink depth measured with an inserted rivet is .015", diameter...
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-10-2014, 06:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 939
Posted By Vbug
Will do thanks thanks gents!

Will do thanks thanks gents!
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-10-2014, 06:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,623
Posted By Vbug
Great ideas thanks for the thoughts!

Great ideas thanks for the thoughts!
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-06-2014, 10:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,623
Posted By Vbug
RV-8 Tank Baffle

Any RV8 builders dimple their tank baffles? I read threads from other model builders that have with success. With the RV8 the first ten top inboard rivet holes are awful close to the doubler bar!...
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-06-2014, 09:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 939
Posted By Vbug
W-423 Joint Plate miss drill

Managed to drill a platenut hole in the wrong place(used wrong hole in jig tool). Spacing is 10/32. Anyone think I need to fab a doubler? I know some folks have added additional screws due to...
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-31-2014, 04:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,853
Posted By Vbug
Thanks for the replies I will just build on. Just...

Thanks for the replies I will just build on. Just surprised that this made it out of the factory!
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-30-2014, 09:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,853
Posted By Vbug
Main wing spar doubler rivets over driven

I have two adjacent top left main spar doubler rivets that are beyond milspec.
The first one is .055D and the second is .0625D with spec being .075-.105.
Their location is the 2nd and 3rd rivets...
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-26-2014, 08:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,000
Posted By Vbug
Elevator trim tab skin question

Finished up my trim tab today but I am not too happy with the results. I think I may have taken some of the bend out of the trim spar while dimpling. The top of the skin is concave and the bottom...
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-04-2013, 04:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 852
Posted By Vbug
HS-810 edge distance

Hello all,
I am new to the forum and I just started building the empennage two weeks ago!
I got a little close on my HS-810 edge distance and sent some pics to Vans. They said it would be better to...
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