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Forum: RV-10 10-02-2018, 07:31 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,045
Posted By vernon smith
I made the offset washers from the soft .010 SS,...

I made the offset washers from the soft .010 SS, with a simple press die with a center alignment pin. The pictures pretty well explains the process. I squeeze the die in a bench vise to form the...
Forum: RV-10 09-30-2018, 06:45 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,045
Posted By vernon smith
I guess there are as many ways to install a...

I guess there are as many ways to install a stainless firewall shield with Fiberfrax as there are folks doing it, this is our rendition. We used .010 hard for the bottom and firewall and .010 soft...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-08-2018, 02:06 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 43,349
Posted By vernon smith
They put wheels (with castering) under car floor...

They put wheels (with castering) under car floor jacks for a reason :)
Forum: RV-12 07-17-2018, 10:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,666
Posted By vernon smith
Sometimes optimal weight and traditional aircraft...

Sometimes optimal weight and traditional aircraft mandates can be sacrificed on the alter of practicality and maintainability. Flexible Teflon hose within braided stainless shielding is way more...
Forum: RV-12 07-05-2018, 07:43 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 8,782
Posted By vernon smith
The majority of the generic crimpers have fingers...

The majority of the generic crimpers have fingers .150" to .180" thick. The mini Molex pins measure .130" from the rear detente protrusions to the insulation crimp. The choice is grind the crimper...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-02-2018, 09:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 818
Posted By vernon smith
These are used extensively in the auto racing...

These are used extensively in the auto racing area. IMO their development of these fittings passed the aircraft industry years ago because of their multiple applications. One of the major quality...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-30-2018, 08:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,013
Posted By vernon smith
Don't minimize recip components weight matching....

Don't minimize recip components weight matching. The outside of a crank counterweight is a lot closer to the crank center line than the top end of a piston/pin and the small end of the con rod....
Forum: RV-12 05-27-2018, 09:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,941
Posted By vernon smith
Tony, I appreciate your information, I'm glad to...

Tony, I appreciate your information, I'm glad to hear I can take advantage of the Van's presets without dealing with lock outs. I did not want to do the plug/plug interface conversion Van's offers...
Forum: RV-12 05-26-2018, 02:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,941
Posted By vernon smith
Dynon software lock out

Im upgrading the electronics on my 12 to Dynon SkyView replacing the D-180. It appears I have two choices for the initial software install into the SkyView. Vans has their proprietary package on...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-24-2018, 09:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 718
Posted By vernon smith
Most of what you want are...

Most of what you want are here:


https://www.vansaircraft.com/public/downloads.htm
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-23-2018, 09:45 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,045
Posted By vernon smith
If we are getting into the area of probabilities...

If we are getting into the area of probabilities some attention should be paid to location. I'm in Florida and man do we have birds, and worse still, lots of big ones.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-22-2018, 11:00 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,045
Posted By vernon smith
There are several top their and respected...

There are several top their and respected companies offering impact glass film for hurricane protection on windows. It's applied to the inside of the glass. I have no idea how well it would conform...
Forum: Web Site Development 05-22-2018, 10:46 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,377
Posted By vernon smith
Seems to me it would be easier for this forum to...

Seems to me it would be easier for this forum to do this demonstratively simple process for everyone instead of a couple hundred guys reinventing the wheel. Two forum registrations, the text only...
Forum: RV-10 05-14-2018, 10:10 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 9,591
Posted By vernon smith
"That is NOT what a yaw damper is for...needing...

"That is NOT what a yaw damper is for...needing constant rudder pressure is a job for rudder TRIM, not a yaw damper. In fact, it specifically says in the Garmin installation manual that the yaw...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-14-2018, 09:59 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,301
Posted By vernon smith
I salute ecozulu for speaking truth to power. I...

I salute ecozulu for speaking truth to power. I have two grandchildren, one at George Tech as a Junior and the other entering as a freshman. Both in aeronautical engineering. I had nothing to do with...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-12-2018, 09:59 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,301
Posted By vernon smith
My first formal lesson took place there in the...

My first formal lesson took place there in the fall of 1962. Sad but not surprising, academia has little interest in private aviation and the engineering departments, if they have one, are focused on...
Forum: RV-12 05-05-2018, 08:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 791
Posted By vernon smith
Blown "2 amp start fuse"

We did some checking and found the Rotax solenoid has 4.2 ohms resistance. then put an amp meter in the fuse position and get 2.2 amps draw during cranking. These numbers jive pretty well with Mr....
Forum: RV-10 04-29-2018, 08:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,555
Posted By vernon smith
Van's have CAD solid models on their web site for...

Van's have CAD solid models on their web site for the instrument panels and adjacent sub panels for all their products except the RV-12. I guess they excluded the 12 because it's available in a...
Forum: RV-14 04-29-2018, 08:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,368
Posted By vernon smith
Yes, and in the late fifties, if you really...

Yes, and in the late fifties, if you really wanted to PO all your neighbor you would put on steel packs, which were nothing more then a slight interruption to a straight exhaust system. Guaranteed to...
Forum: RV-14 03-23-2018, 09:23 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,121
Posted By vernon smith
If you want to get really anal retentive about it...

If you want to get really anal retentive about it you measure the amount of bolt elongation. Not practical on any level but that is how the Double A Fuel dragster guys torque their connection rod...
Forum: RV-10 03-18-2018, 08:28 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 9,591
Posted By vernon smith
Good point, but with the damper centering the...

Good point, but with the damper centering the ball and the AP maintaining the desired heading where would adjustable rudder trim come into play, unless you were hand flying the plane?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-14-2018, 10:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 677
Posted By vernon smith
Vans has all their panels as well as the...

Vans has all their panels as well as the structure behind them (RV-12 not included) available on their web site under support. They are 3D CAD files so you will need to use your EAA membership to...
Forum: Tools 03-09-2018, 08:52 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,234
Posted By vernon smith
Matthew is dead on. I have a Haas CNC mill and...

Matthew is dead on. I have a Haas CNC mill and lathe that I run hard two months out of the year, spend a couple days cleaning up the mess, and use only for unprofitable one offs or personal projects...
Forum: RV-9/9A 03-05-2018, 09:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,173
Posted By vernon smith
I'm close to the decision point on ordering QB...

I'm close to the decision point on ordering QB wings which was my original intention. I will be interested in your opinion, once your rebuild is completed, for an estimate of the time you have...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-24-2018, 09:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 825
Posted By vernon smith
This work around should be a sticky at the top of...

This work around should be a sticky at the top of the form welcome page but there seems to be a systemic aversion to pictures for some reason. As previously stated, all this is temporary, those that...
Forum: RV-14 02-24-2018, 08:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,332
Posted By vernon smith
These came from the countersink depth guard...

These came from the countersink depth guard spinning against the work. Either hold onto the guard with one hand so it doesn't spin or buy the adjustable countersinks sold by Pan American Tool;...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-23-2018, 09:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 825
Posted By vernon smith
Photobucket work around

As we all know, Photobucket has changed their usage to limited availability. You can wait for that to change which is unlikely or try to end run them for as long as you can. There are apps, or more...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-22-2018, 09:50 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,038
Posted By vernon smith
I'm sure envious of you fellows with clean,...

I'm sure envious of you fellows with clean, uncluttered and super organized work space. Somehow, I have never been able to get there :)
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-21-2018, 09:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 635
Posted By vernon smith
Jesse, there is a work around to fool photo...

Jesse, there is a work around to fool photo bucket into displaying pictures. I have it and they all display until PB figures out how to jam it, probably soon. I'm using Fore fox and a quick Google...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-21-2018, 09:18 PM
Replies: 763
Views: 162,468
Posted By vernon smith
Maybe a little larger clevis with an oil lite...

Maybe a little larger clevis with an oil lite bushing? Better yet, a miniature sealed needle bearing? Carefully check the load ratings for the needle bearing and frequently check what they are doing...
Forum: RV-12 02-19-2018, 09:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,120
Posted By vernon smith
The more flutes the more chatter, too much...

The more flutes the more chatter, too much engagement. If you are using a drill press (as you should be with steel) run slow and use the single flute (round hole through the counter sink) and you...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-17-2018, 11:03 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,038
Posted By vernon smith
Hope springs eternal in the heart of man :) I...

Hope springs eternal in the heart of man :) I swear I saw some HTML code last night that looked like coding that resized photo files to a prescribed size. Sorry, my bad.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-16-2018, 10:00 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,038
Posted By vernon smith
I tried to post four photos to the previous post...

I tried to post four photos to the previous post and the forum software would not accept the 4th photo so I'm adding it as a follow on post. This is probably a good sign because the source code seems...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-16-2018, 09:46 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,038
Posted By vernon smith
A lot of stuff has come out of this shop but this...

A lot of stuff has come out of this shop but this will be the first airplane, hopefully :)


http://whiteroseeng.com/Van/spring18/shop1.jpg

http://whiteroseeng.com/Van/spring18/shop2.jpg
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-09-2018, 09:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,191
Posted By vernon smith
Another way

There was a previously mentioned reference to plans that one could scale dimensions from. I'm building a ten and apart from the 2D three views on the thumb drive of all the plane offering in the CAD...
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-09-2018, 08:58 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,235
Posted By vernon smith
If I missed this two or three pages ago my...

If I missed this two or three pages ago my apologies, I'm assuming these will meet all the relevant FAA placard requirements, even when not lit?
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 12-21-2017, 10:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,475
Posted By vernon smith
I'm guessing this piece is made from 2" X 2" X...

I'm guessing this piece is made from 2" X 2" X .125" aluminum angle as supplied by Van's. If correct this is usually 6061 T6. I'm curious, how many major fabrication projects like this are necessary...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-20-2017, 09:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 957
Posted By vernon smith
The Flexeel is available at Walmart for next to...

The Flexeel is available at Walmart for next to nothing. It's draw back is the memory in the hose itself. While the more expensive hose offered by Cleveland will lay flat on the floor with 125 psi in...
Forum: Northeast 12-05-2017, 09:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,187
Posted By vernon smith
I have four race car set up digital scales that...

I have four race car set up digital scales that display all the necessary percentages in the controller. I'm in Naples Fl and will be glad to loan them to local builders. I have not tried it yet, but...
Forum: RV-12 12-02-2017, 08:45 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,786
Posted By vernon smith
Bob, See post #3 in this topic.

Bob,

See post #3 in this topic.
Forum: RV-12 12-02-2017, 08:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,370
Posted By vernon smith
OneCNC CAD-CAM will trace an image by putting it...

OneCNC CAD-CAM will trace an image by putting it on the screen and the user places points on the image as close to the desired image pickup points as possible. Imperfect at best but good enough for...
Forum: RV-12 12-01-2017, 09:12 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,786
Posted By vernon smith
Here is a picture of my fuel cart. What I like...

Here is a picture of my fuel cart. What I like about it;

It lines up well with the tail gate on the pickup, if you don't have a pickup this system still beats lifting the cans individually five...
Forum: RV-14 11-30-2017, 09:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,704
Posted By vernon smith
Yes, with two different metals being forced into...

Yes, with two different metals being forced into each other, different accommodation configurations would not be unexpected. I ordered the right dies yesterday and appreciate the fact that the forum...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-29-2017, 09:40 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 16,669
Posted By vernon smith
An observation from someone whose last logbook...

An observation from someone whose last logbook entry until a month ago was 1967. Back in the dark ages almost NOBODY filed an IFR flight plan with a single engine airplane. Today it is obviously a...
Forum: Fiberglass 11-28-2017, 09:18 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 60,046
Posted By vernon smith
Being blesses with a nasty respiratory allergy to...

Being blesses with a nasty respiratory allergy to two part epoxy products doing custom molds for myself is a non starter. Three D printing is coming into it's own but I realize the headlines from GE...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-28-2017, 08:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,414
Posted By vernon smith
#6 Torx flat head stainless going into a nut...

#6 Torx flat head stainless going into a nut plate is problematic. The square bottom of the Torx, which gives you the nice square flat side facets to push on, also extend very close to the descending...
Forum: RV-14 11-28-2017, 08:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,704
Posted By vernon smith
I would think so as well, a 100 degree drill...

I would think so as well, a 100 degree drill point is two 50 degree angles one on either cutting face, a 120 degree is two 60 degree cutting faces so the contact point with the 100 degree dimple...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-27-2017, 08:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,917
Posted By vernon smith
Cleveland search box does not seem to recognize...

Cleveland search box does not seem to recognize "no hole yoke"?
Forum: RV-10 11-27-2017, 08:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 695
Posted By vernon smith
"The best advice I can offer is that when you get...

"The best advice I can offer is that when you get to bottom side of the stringers where you can't see the rivets while you buck them, don't forget about this bucking bar if you have...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-26-2017, 08:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,748
Posted By vernon smith
Misery loves company, It's hard to answer the...

Misery loves company, It's hard to answer the pull number because it ties into the rivet length. I was using a 4-3 which was on the short side of the length window, so I was able to pull the rivet...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-25-2017, 09:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,748
Posted By vernon smith
Wonderful, I have a product with a ready market ...

Wonderful, I have a product with a ready market :D
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-25-2017, 08:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,748
Posted By vernon smith
Pop Rivet Gun Modifications

Why would someone butcher a perfectly good pop rivet gun like this?

http://whiteroseeng.com/Van/fall17/gun1.jpg (http://whiteroseeng.com/Van/fall17/gun1.jpg)


...
Forum: RV-12 11-24-2017, 10:22 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,786
Posted By vernon smith
Before there is a mass migration to the "buy it...

Before there is a mass migration to the "buy it at the airport philosophy" you should look at the fuels Rotax recommends, none of which are available at most local airports. Our field (PGN) is full...
Forum: RV-12 11-24-2017, 09:06 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,786
Posted By vernon smith
I'm using an old race car fuel cell bladder...

I'm using an old race car fuel cell bladder (ATL). Find some local race car shops and they will probably have some old ones laying around. You want the black hard plastic bladder. Northern tool sells...
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-23-2017, 10:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,390
Posted By vernon smith
If someone has one for a ten please let me know...

If someone has one for a ten please let me know if I can lease or buy it.
Forum: Alternative Engines 11-20-2017, 09:17 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 20,759
Posted By vernon smith
"the performance was stated at 4,000 ft min climb...

"the performance was stated at 4,000 ft min climb rate and a top speed at 236 knots with a 9 gal hr fuel burn" Indicates the fuel burn rate was achieved while flying at 236 knots but probably not...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-16-2017, 10:06 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,238
Posted By vernon smith
I hope this works, the forum does not seem to...

I hope this works, the forum does not seem to like inserting information in existing text strings. We will see what we get :D
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-15-2017, 09:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,649
Posted By vernon smith
Succinctly summarized :D

Succinctly summarized :D
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-15-2017, 09:19 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,238
Posted By vernon smith
I used Loctite Hysol slow cure structural epoxy,...

I used Loctite Hysol slow cure structural epoxy, mostly because I had it. In retrospect, with the squeezer tooling I previously pictured in this thread, I don't think any adhesive is necessary.
Forum: Tools 11-14-2017, 08:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,145
Posted By vernon smith
If you can get the work in a drill press you can...

If you can get the work in a drill press you can control the feed and a standard drill will do fine. If you are using a hand drill the special plastic bits will help. All plastic likes to grab the...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-14-2017, 08:33 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,238
Posted By vernon smith
My instructions said straight trailing edges was...

My instructions said straight trailing edges was one of the most difficult parts of building a flying surface. With that in mind, and being far from accomplished with the rivet gun, I decided to find...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-13-2017, 09:04 PM
Replies: 763
Views: 162,468
Posted By vernon smith
Steve, any idea if the 9 flap hinges are shared...

Steve, any idea if the 9 flap hinges are shared by any of the other RV series? It would be great if say the ten uses the same hardware and could use your fairings as well.
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