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Forum: RV-8/8A 02-03-2018, 05:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,836
Posted By terrye
RV 8 wings donít fit- what to do?

A friend had this happen on his RV-9A. The plans are not very clear about using a spacer (I think they say wood) while riveting the bottom front skin to the skin aft of the spar. In his case, he...
Forum: Tools 02-02-2018, 01:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 316
Posted By terrye
Spark Plug Gap Tools

This set does everything and it's on sale.
https://www.aircraft-tool.com/shop/detail.aspx?PRODUCT_ID=ATS420DX
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-27-2018, 06:12 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 9,635
Posted By terrye
Not Just Another 7 vs 9 Thread

[QUOTE=StuBob;1235310]
So the 9, with 20hp less, costs the same as the 7. What does the 9 give back in return for that 20ph?[QUOTE]

The 9 gives back efficiency.
Aircraft 7 ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-26-2018, 06:00 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,944
Posted By terrye
Custom-built wood tailwheel lift

What, no primer?!?:eek:
Seriously, nice design. Looks good.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-14-2018, 07:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,863
Posted By terrye
Socket and plug originally made by Cole Hersee...

Socket and plug originally made by Cole Hersee who was bought out in 2010 by...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-15-2017, 10:20 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,287
Posted By terrye
Any pictures of the vacuum breaker valve Carl?

Any pictures of the vacuum breaker valve Carl?
Forum: Interiors 12-02-2017, 11:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 740
Posted By terrye
Leather, Pleather, or Fabric?

Ask Classic Aero to send you the seat fabric sample/color swatches. I chose the leather after examining the samples as it was thicker and more wear tolerant, although heavier than the "pleather".
Forum: RV-12 12-01-2017, 07:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 771
Posted By terrye
Deburring holes in a closed structure

http://www.noga.com/Products/rvcn/Reversible%20countersinks
Forum: RV-14 12-01-2017, 07:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,452
Posted By terrye
Csk rib TE

There are a number of different ways/tools to do this. One is a pull type countersink die, another is a cantilever type countersink die. Us the SEARCH utility, you'll find lots of references to this....
Forum: RV-9/9A 11-21-2017, 10:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,769
Posted By terrye
RV-9 as a first RV

Good choice, that's what Van designed the RV-9 for, an easy flying and landing cross country cruiser.
Forum: Tools 11-14-2017, 10:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 746
Posted By terrye
Numbered Plexi Drill Bits

https://www.abbeon.com/Item--i-2118
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-10-2017, 01:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,519
Posted By terrye
AD4 Rivets

This sounds like the rivet gun is the problem. My first rivet gun was a 2X gun that said it would drive AD4 rivets, but it really didn't have enough power. I did a demo with the same brand 3X gun and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-09-2017, 06:16 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 10,673
Posted By terrye
VFR pilot into IMC

I had an experience many years ago, flying in my local area with an overcast and some wispy lower clouds. I was on my way back to my home airport from a half hour tour of the local area and flying in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-25-2017, 06:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 629
Posted By terrye
Wet Compass

Required.
549.13 Equipment and Instruments
Unless otherwise indicated in the applicable subchapter, aircraft shall have the following serviceable and functioning equipment and instruments, as a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-23-2017, 06:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,657
Posted By terrye
I bought an extra tank inboard nose rib and aft...

I bought an extra tank inboard nose rib and aft of spar wing rib (latter needed for pitot plumbing not fuel filter) from Vans and mounted them to a wooden mockup of the inboard end of the wing spar....
Forum: Alternative Engines 10-20-2017, 07:49 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 7,324
Posted By terrye
Subaru FF Alternatives

Automotive method.
I've often wondered why automobiles don't seem to have torsional vibration problems like aircraft engines and marine propulsion systems (my day job). Some of the differences...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-13-2017, 10:24 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,033
Posted By terrye
Paint Woes

Heartbreaking. What brand/kind of paint and primer was used? Was the surface Alumipreped and Alodined prior to primer?
Forum: RV-10 10-01-2017, 07:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,757
Posted By terrye
Flush mounted static port

I succumbed to my engineer's desire to "improve" the static ports on my RV-9A several years ago. However, by that time I had already read dozens of posts regarding the shape, size and location of the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-20-2017, 10:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,560
Posted By terrye
Here's the wording from MD-RA our inspection...

Here's the wording from MD-RA our inspection agency

Fuel Strainer or Filter, (gascolator)
On all amateur built aircraft there must be a fuel strainer or filter between the fuel tank outlet and the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-19-2017, 01:19 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,885
Posted By terrye
The W&B thing(part 2): IS RV-Fun inversely proportional to RV-Weight?

Otis, thanks for the comments. The primer was the only decision made at the start, all the others took quite a bit of thinking/evaluating over several years. Maybe this is one advantage of a "slow...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-19-2017, 11:29 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,885
Posted By terrye
The W&B thing(part 2): IS RV-Fun inversely proportional to RV-Weight?

Interesting post and I've had this on my mind since I started building in 2004 (yes it's a slow build). These are all compromise choices. I decided to prime my airplane (first real decision in 2004)...
Forum: RV-6/6A 09-18-2017, 07:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 457
Posted By terrye
Windshield question

No, it's not clear from the manual. Assuming the RV-9(A) canopy is similar to the RV-6, I set the windshield down on the forward fuselage skin and found the moulded shape of the bubble sat quite well...
Forum: Tools 09-18-2017, 11:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,316
Posted By terrye
Driling through steel- need bit reccomendations

You mentioned a 'U' drill size which is 0.368" diameter. This must be for a bushing as it is an unusual size for an aircraft bolt. The steel is likely 4130 which is a fairly high alloy. I highly...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-04-2017, 11:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 845
Posted By terrye
Sliding canopy side rail distance

I beat this to death with measurements and mathematics. Short answer: mine measures 41.0" inside to inside of the vertical walls of the D shaped canopy rail. The canopy rail mounting flanges are...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-03-2017, 12:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,318
Posted By terrye
Vixen file

I think the teeth are cut and the holes/countersinks are made before heat treating.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-23-2017, 11:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,657
Posted By terrye
Fuel filter and shutoff valve in wing root?

Do a search on this topic and I think you'll find several threads and opinions. My fuel system will be "non-standard" whatever that means and here's why:
1.) Canada has a requirement for a gascolator...
Forum: RV-9/9A 08-22-2017, 10:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 866
Posted By terrye
canopy side bars

I used a hydraulic bottle jack to bend my longerons, clamped them back to back and used a wood shoe to gradually bend the shape to my template. The bottle jack works well but only if it is mounted...
Forum: RV-9/9A 08-22-2017, 07:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 866
Posted By terrye
Canopy side bars (square tubes)

Luckily my canopy frame side square tubes follow the longeron shape very well, but I spent weeks trying to get the front round tube hoop to match the roll bar shape. After trying: bend by hand :eek:,...
Forum: RV-9/9A 08-20-2017, 02:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 633
Posted By terrye
Slider sticks

Also you might try adjusting the threaded rod that connects the front of the slider track to the baggage bulkhead. If this is too far forward it might make it hard to start the opening process.
Forum: Propellers 08-20-2017, 02:22 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,066
Posted By terrye
Prop for RV-9A

Check for RPM restricted speeds on fixed pitch props. That's just one of many reasons I'm going with a CS.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-14-2017, 11:35 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,726
Posted By terrye
Required Reading

Since you asked specifically about "required reading":
+1 on the RV14 flash drive manual from Van's. Sections 1-5 will give you a good start on the questions you are asking.
+1 on the Bingelis books...
Forum: Tools 08-14-2017, 11:09 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,884
Posted By terrye
Back To dimples again!!!

1. You don't say how you "modified" the dimple dies, please elaborate.
2. The modified die holes look much bigger than the .001" difference in your opening post. Did you measure them with a digital...
Forum: Tools 08-13-2017, 12:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 968
Posted By terrye
Wondering about rivet tool (squeezer v pneumatic) and band saw for a new builder

I bought a quite expensive (Chicago Pneumatic) pneumatic squeezer and it remains one of my favorite tools with blind, longeron and long yokes. Don't have a manual squeezer so I can't compare, but I...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-01-2017, 06:58 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 92,213
Posted By terrye
VFR to Russia (In Memory of Bob Axsom)

Quote [Entering the gorge of a river with strange name Illecillewaet.]

The Illicillewaet glacier, which feeds the river of the same name is about in the middle of Glacier National Park. The name is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-29-2017, 11:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,341
Posted By terrye
Argh ! #$%$ Just messed up Longeron

I dealt with my local Metal Supermarket for a smaller angle that I messed up. Even if they have the right cross section and alloy, they don't treat the material as if it is going on an airplane. When...
Forum: Traditional vs. Alternative Powerplants 07-21-2017, 03:18 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,321
Posted By terrye
Electric RV

Yes, you can buy one here:D
https://www.horizonhobby.com/product/airplanes/airplanes-14501--1/almost-ready-to-fly/rv-9-450-arf-efl2775
Forum: Trip Write-ups 07-16-2017, 07:59 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 92,213
Posted By terrye
VFR to Russia (In Memory of Bob Axsom)

Hmmm...
Spirit of St Louis
Wingspan 46'
Length 27' 7"
Empty Weight 2150 lb
Max TO Weight 5135 lb
Power 223 hp

Cessna 206
Wingspan 36'
Forum: RV-9/9A 07-14-2017, 09:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 985
Posted By terrye
canopy final cuts help needed

From memory, the plans or the manual says the rear canopy overhang is between 1/2" and 1". I assumed this was from the centerline of the rivets not the end of the 1/2" rear hoop. On my canopy, the...
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-04-2017, 07:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,293
Posted By terrye
Watch those panels! 0.82" have gone missing

I found the same thing on the slider panel. The .DXF file is for the panel blank as cut out by the CNC punch prior to bending the bottom flange. That's where the 0.82" went.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-27-2017, 10:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,210
Posted By terrye
Looking for a good torque wrench

Short answer is YES. I have two beam torque wrenches, one in lb-in and one in lb-ft. Also have a 1/4" click type, 3/8" click type and 1/2" click type. I use them all on various fasteners. Beam type...
Forum: RV-9/9A 06-22-2017, 10:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,318
Posted By terrye
Extending gascolator drain

I think you mean engine cowling instead of canopy. Please edit.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-15-2017, 09:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,672
Posted By terrye
MSR Stove

My choice would be an MSR Whisperlight International or an MSR XGK-EX. Both are multi fuel rated, the Whisperlight burns white gas, kerosene or unleaded auto gas. The XGK-EX "reliably burns more...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-14-2017, 05:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 570
Posted By terrye
How do I punch Andair fuel valve screw holes?

I used a sharp manual center punch and a hammer. Secure the valve so it doesn't move around (as in a vice, but be gentle). Once the screw is fully tightened, just use the center punch on the edge of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-31-2017, 10:00 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,211
Posted By terrye
Taking My Dog For a Flight

Lots of people do. It's good advice to get a set of canine earmuffs first.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-31-2017, 09:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,554
Posted By terrye
Do you torque screws?

Unless they are a flight critical application (and they shouldn't be), no, I don't torque screws, especially #10, #8, #6 and #4. One of the problems with these small sizes, is that the locknut, or...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-27-2017, 10:42 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 8,038
Posted By terrye
Finally! Rib Deburring Made Easy

I use the Cratex rubber abrasive kit, either the 767 or 777 in my dremel.
https://www.cratex.com/Products/Rubber-Abrasives/Kits
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-17-2017, 07:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,373
Posted By terrye
stripped threads in nosewheel fork

The nosewheel fork is 6061-T6 aluminum. If you weld it, the weld metal and the heat affected zone will not have the same temper as the parent material. It will be much softer and much easier to strip...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-30-2017, 07:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,604
Posted By terrye
B&E, theft and into the engine compartment

Sorry to hear about this. 100LL is bad for cars, the lead in the fuel "poisons" th catalytic converters, that's the main reason mogas no longer has lead. The car may run, but I think the cats are...
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-27-2017, 09:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,149
Posted By terrye
5052 Tubing Supplier

Aircraft Spruce. Contact them for maximum length for shipping, may vary between USPS, UPS, Fedex, etc. I think I got mine shipped in 4 foot lengths.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-25-2017, 04:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 731
Posted By terrye
Cutting control cable

The silver button on the T handle operates a locking ball inside the housing (somewhere near the hex nuts). Put a cloth or pan on the bench when disassembling to catch the ball. Cut the wound outer...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-16-2017, 11:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,257
Posted By terrye
Rivnut

Here's a link to the rivnut catalog. Five different types available in aluminum, steel, stainless steel.
http://www.bollhoff-usa.com/static/pdf/downloadcenter/EN/RIVNUT-US-version-EN.pdf
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-08-2017, 11:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,869
Posted By terrye
Tip Bending Roll Bar Inwards

Sometimes I think whoever wrote the instruction manual was having a bit of fun, but they should have had a little smiley face to indicate the joke:) They also should have recorded the "real"...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-04-2017, 11:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,755
Posted By terrye
Fuel quick -drain lock DIY

Or you could just tape a $20 bill next to the quick drain with a note that says "buy your own" with directions to the fuel pump/bowser. Record the serial number on the bill and when they show up at...
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-26-2017, 06:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,869
Posted By terrye
Trick to drilling the center of a round tube?

I had no luck with the masking tape. A friend suggested carbon paper between the canopy and the roll bar but I haven't tried that yet.

I made three U shaped plastic blocks about 1-1/2" x 1-1/2" x...
Forum: RV-10 02-18-2017, 11:44 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,496
Posted By terrye
Questions before buttoning up the QB Wings

In my RV-9A I have electrical wires running where your green pitot line is and I wanted to secure them in the bay where the aileron belcrank is. I made a couple (for top and bottom) of sheet metal...
Forum: RV-10 02-12-2017, 11:11 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 8,779
Posted By terrye
In the case of RVs with the static ports located...

In the case of RVs with the static ports located in the aft fuselage, I agree with you. Blockage of one or both by inadvertent icing from the outside is nearly impossible. Water trapped in the lines...
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-12-2017, 10:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,436
Posted By terrye
Andair gascolator in wing root?

Well, let's call the GAS375 a fuel filter instead. I didn't put these in my wing roots to be the low point for water removal, I put them there because the boost pump manufacturer recommended...
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-11-2017, 10:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,436
Posted By terrye
Still building, but others who have Andair...

Still building, but others who have Andair gascolators in the wingroot post that you can service them if the fuel tanks are less than half full. That's my plan.
Forum: RV-10 02-11-2017, 04:58 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 8,779
Posted By terrye
Vans maintains RV airplanes were not designed for...

Vans maintains RV airplanes were not designed for IFR. The reason for two static ports is to eliminate (or compensate for) static errors caused by sideslip. That's why the ports are tee'd together at...
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-11-2017, 04:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,436
Posted By terrye
Andair gascolator in wing root?

Yes I have. Note the Andair GAS375 gascolators are available in LH and RH. I bought these direct from Andair. This makes plumbing easier. It's tight, but you can get them in as well as service them.
Forum: RV-10 02-11-2017, 10:59 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 8,779
Posted By terrye
Alternate Static Air

I'm using a Clippard TV-2SP panel mounted valve with a Clippard 15070 muffler in the open port (only to prevent debris from entering the...
Forum: Canada 02-09-2017, 11:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 952
Posted By terrye
How Far Can I Rivet

I asked this question of MDRA headquarters when I was about to rivet the fuel tanks. They advised me to talk to the inspector they assigned. He told me I could fully rivet the tanks and proseal them,...
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