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Forum: RV-14 Today, 06:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 559
Posted By rvbuilder2002
The adjustable push/pull rod was used during the...

The adjustable push/pull rod was used during the design testing process. The standard kit supplied (fixed) push/pull rod has been installed and in use for quite a few years now.
Forum: RV-14 Yesterday, 11:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 559
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Additional info regarding airplane configuration...

Additional info regarding airplane configuration (engine and propeller that is installed, any other deviations from a standard built to plans build, etc.) would be helpful.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs Yesterday, 03:23 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 8,743
Posted By rvbuilder2002
My comment wasn't directed towards you or anyone...

My comment wasn't directed towards you or anyone else in particular...... just pointing out that the major majority do not donate.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs Yesterday, 01:03 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 8,743
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Anyone want to take bets whether Doug might be...

Anyone want to take bets whether Doug might be more inclined to spend money on things like software upgrades, if a bit more than the small percentage of users that actually do, contributed each year?
Forum: RV-12 Yesterday, 08:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 531
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Step 1 on page 27iS/U-03 (Rev. 1) says "Final...

Step 1 on page 27iS/U-03 (Rev. 1) says "Final drill 5/16", the holes in three of the F-01276C-1'S"
This makes them over sized to fit over the nuts on the studs.
With all of the parts installed...
Forum: RV-12 07-18-2018, 04:09 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,828
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Using words like it can make talking in details...

Using words like it can make talking in details difficult at times; but regardless, as I already mentioned I have found even cheap digital levels to be extremely repeatable so being moved is not an...
Forum: RV-12 07-18-2018, 11:19 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,828
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Possible I guess, but I have used numerous tools...

Possible I guess, but I have used numerous tools winter and summer and have never noticed any variation.
Forum: RV-12 07-18-2018, 11:17 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,828
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Ok, but I didn't see anything about that...

Ok, but I didn't see anything about that mentioned anywhere in your post. Only you raising the question "how is this possible".
I guess that now makes me wonder... How is what possible?
Forum: RV-12 07-18-2018, 09:21 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,828
Posted By rvbuilder2002
RV-12 owners who are adjusting their propeller...

RV-12 owners who are adjusting their propeller pitch and actually flying their airplane usually learn quickly that the accuracy of the degree value on their tool is not important. Since most people...
Forum: RV-12 07-17-2018, 09:57 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,828
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Assuming you were happy with performance before...

Assuming you were happy with performance before removing the propeller, returning to a specific pitch/performance value is a rather simple process.
If the set pitch value is recorded in the log book...
Forum: RV-12 07-16-2018, 08:48 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,828
Posted By rvbuilder2002
As is typical when info starts flying :rolleyes:...

As is typical when info starts flying :rolleyes: on the internet.....

The prop (hub) that is the subject of this thread was phased out years ago.
If you purchased an RV-12 power plant kit within the...
Forum: RV-12 07-15-2018, 06:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,134
Posted By rvbuilder2002
That is another option, but I have had nothing...

That is another option, but I have had nothing but bad experiences trying to use them, but I might just be that I don't know what I am doing.........
Forum: RV-12 07-15-2018, 06:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,134
Posted By rvbuilder2002
There are other options The bend is only 45 deg...

There are other options

The bend is only 45 deg if I recall correctly.
There is a huge difference between bending a tube 45 deg and bending it 90 Deg. A 45 degree bend can be done by hand in a...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-14-2018, 10:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 201
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Advanced Flight Systems has on line forums that...

Advanced Flight Systems has on line forums that their tech support people monitor.

http://advanced-flight-systems.com/forum/

I bet if you posted there you would get a guarantied correct answer...
Forum: RV-12 07-13-2018, 09:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 618
Posted By rvbuilder2002
In the case of an orifice, like we have in the...

In the case of an orifice, like we have in the fuel return system of the RV-12, if the fuel pressure stays constant, the actual flow through the orifice will be relatively constant.

Because of this,...
Forum: RV-14 07-12-2018, 11:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 352
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Did you use polyester filler (bondo) to fill the...

Did you use polyester filler (bondo) to fill the areas specified?
Forum: RV-14 07-12-2018, 11:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 352
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Flight testing was done on the prototypes to...

Flight testing was done on the prototypes to evaluate and prove that the canopy will seal out water, but the seals have to be installed (and the area they are install, prepe'ed properly) exactly as...
Forum: RV-12 07-12-2018, 08:47 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,828
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Everyone is of course entitled to deal with...

Everyone is of course entitled to deal with things like this in their own personal way but I suggest people consider the following......

Things designed and manufactured by humans fail.
Failures can...
Forum: RV-12 07-11-2018, 01:23 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,040
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Stating a WOT at level flight RPM without stating...

Stating a WOT at level flight RPM without stating an altitude is leaving an import piece of info out that is relevant to proper propeller pitch.
Forum: RV-12 07-11-2018, 01:20 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,040
Posted By rvbuilder2002
In the shop at Van's we use a tool made of...

In the shop at Van's we use a tool made of plywood that is about 3 ' long.
It hooks on the blade and provides additional leverage for making small blade movements while setting the pitch.
You do...
Forum: RV-12 07-10-2018, 07:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 651
Posted By rvbuilder2002
I have never seen any issues caused by paint...

I have never seen any issues caused by paint being applied directly to a canopy.

Some people have purposely painted portions of their canopy for a permanent sun shade.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-08-2018, 09:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 347
Posted By rvbuilder2002
I consider a small amount of detectable movement...

I consider a small amount of detectable movement acceptable.
The amount shown in the video is much more than detectable movement, and in my opinion warrants bushing replacement.
This level of...
Forum: RV-14 07-06-2018, 02:50 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,040
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Jason, Your complaints will get a lot more...

Jason,
Your complaints will get a lot more traction of you call and talk with someone at Van's, so if what you have heard here does not satisfy you, I suggest you do that.

As has already been...
Forum: RV-14 07-06-2018, 01:26 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,040
Posted By rvbuilder2002
The first point that should be understood is that...

The first point that should be understood is that just because amateur builders have seen cracks in only 100 hrs, it shouldn't be assumed that the factory airplanes did as well (they did not).

As...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-05-2018, 10:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 380
Posted By rvbuilder2002
I suggest you start HERE...

I suggest you start HERE (http://skytec.aero/aircraft-starter-support/troubleshooting/)
Forum: RV-12 07-05-2018, 03:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,535
Posted By rvbuilder2002
The price is for an install kit. It includes a...

The price is for an install kit.
It includes a molded NACA vent (same as used on the 12iS)that installs on the upper cowl and directs air onto the regulator (firewall mounted directly behind the NACA...
Forum: RV-14 07-04-2018, 11:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 604
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Yes The only purpose of the level on the floor...

Yes

The only purpose of the level on the floor is to account for the fact that after leveling the fuselage, it is not possible to just measure to the floor because a lot of shop floors are far from...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-04-2018, 10:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 564
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Like Mel said, its primary purpose was a place to...

Like Mel said, its primary purpose was a place to mount engine control cables, etc., so removing it is not a problem.
Usually the bigger challenge is what to do with the mounting of the panel it self...
Forum: RV-9/9A 07-03-2018, 05:48 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,387
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Ok.... correction noted.... I can expect to see...

Ok.... correction noted.... I can expect to see one on every seventh.....:D
Forum: RV-9/9A 07-03-2018, 12:57 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,387
Posted By rvbuilder2002
So walking the flight line at OSH in a few weeks,...

So walking the flight line at OSH in a few weeks, I should see one of these in more than 1 out of every 4 RV's that I look at? :rolleyes:
(not all 10,000 that have flown are still flying.....)
Forum: RV-14 06-29-2018, 08:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 851
Posted By rvbuilder2002
That is the exact same rivet set we use in our...

That is the exact same rivet set we use in our shop to install rivets in this (and similar) locations.

I personally would not recommend substituting CS4-4 rivets at this location. Cherry rivets...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-28-2018, 12:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 512
Posted By rvbuilder2002
All of the prototypes have trailing edges that...

All of the prototypes have trailing edges that match yours (section 5 is more of a cartooned reference for the purpose of showing info other than a specific trailing edge profile).
That doesn't...
Forum: RV-14 06-28-2018, 10:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 665
Posted By rvbuilder2002
And the risk of using a ratchet strap is how do...

And the risk of using a ratchet strap is how do you know how much pressure you are actually applying?
Additionally, to get the desired fit, often times a bit of pressure in a localized area is all...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-28-2018, 10:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 512
Posted By rvbuilder2002
I don't think this recommendation is in the RV-9,...

I don't think this recommendation is in the RV-9, 10 or 14 manuals (all of which have the same type of trailing edge).
Forum: RV-14 06-26-2018, 11:45 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,040
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Builders should be regularly checking the support...

Builders should be regularly checking the support section of Van's web site related to the model they are building.
For the RV-14 it is located HERE...
Forum: RV-12 06-26-2018, 01:31 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 17,664
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Most airfoils stall at something close to 17*...

Most airfoils stall at something close to 17* AOA, but I can't tell you for sure what what the correct zero angle reference is on the RV-10 because of the influence of the reflex.
If Steve (designer...
Forum: RV-14 06-26-2018, 01:18 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,040
Posted By rvbuilder2002
This issue is a top priority engineering dept...

This issue is a top priority engineering dept project that will be getting attention very soon.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-26-2018, 09:26 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,509
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Unless the high current contacts in the start...

Unless the high current contacts in the start contractor have deteriorated.
This is one of the failure modes of poor starter performance and is why the starter troubleshooting guide walks you through...
Forum: RV-12 06-26-2018, 08:33 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 17,664
Posted By rvbuilder2002
It should be pretty close for the 10 as well but...

It should be pretty close for the 10 as well but I have never analyzed it because we have pitot mounted ports on both of our RV-10's.

It would be better to be slightly aft of nominal than fwd of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-26-2018, 08:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 693
Posted By rvbuilder2002
You may have seen cowls that people added bulges...

You may have seen cowls that people added bulges to during their build, but there has never been a production cowl that had one.

The reason there is no core material in the location close to the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-25-2018, 12:43 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,509
Posted By rvbuilder2002
I agree Or even more basic. Verify that the...

I agree

Or even more basic.

Verify that the airplane even has one. This is a commonly missed detail.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-24-2018, 10:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 649
Posted By rvbuilder2002
The Facet 40108 pump has fittings that are...

The Facet 40108 pump has fittings that are dimensionally the same as a flared AN -6 fitting.
Forum: RV-12 06-24-2018, 12:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,043
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Don't mix up oil cooler and coolant...

Don't mix up oil cooler and coolant radiator.....

The RV-12 has always used a custom made radiator (not from Rotax)
Only the oil cooler is a a Rotax part.
Forum: RV-12 06-24-2018, 12:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 841
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Depend on your interpretation of FAR 43, appendix...

Depend on your interpretation of FAR 43, appendix D I guess, but other than that you are correct, because unlike the RV12, none of the other models have a factory published inspection checklist. It...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-22-2018, 11:47 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,632
Posted By rvbuilder2002
That is one exception that I forgot about. The...

That is one exception that I forgot about.
The intersection fairings that are available for all models except RV-14 do not have gelcoat because they are designed to have additional glass layers added...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-22-2018, 08:42 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,632
Posted By rvbuilder2002
The grey is gelcoat. On pre-preg composite parts...

The grey is gelcoat.

On pre-preg composite parts (like your cabin top and cowl) there may still be some surface texture caused by the cloth weave that needs to be filled.

The best process for...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-21-2018, 02:43 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,632
Posted By rvbuilder2002
RV wing tips have gelcoat so they don't generally...

RV wing tips have gelcoat so they don't generally need any pinhole filling except for the area right along the mold seam on the edge.
Are you coating the entire wing tip with smooth prime?
If so, you...
Forum: RV-12 06-21-2018, 10:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,712
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Oh, you mean this airplane...

Oh, you mean this airplane ?
https://www.edcoatescollection.com/ac3/Airline/Britt-%20Vercoa%20Beech%2099.jpg

;)
Forum: Safety 06-21-2018, 10:37 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,080
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Like Mike said, fuel lube will also act as a...

Like Mike said, fuel lube will also act as a sealant (particularly with fuel) since it will fill small gaps in the threads, so it works in the case of fuel drains, but it is not recommended as a...
Forum: Safety 06-21-2018, 09:36 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,080
Posted By rvbuilder2002
I disagree Jon Though NPT threads are an...

I disagree Jon

Though NPT threads are an interference fit, it does not produce an entirely sealed path through the threads. (There are specialty threads that do this but standard AN type fitting...
Forum: RV-12 06-21-2018, 09:21 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,307
Posted By rvbuilder2002
This post and discussion is in the RV-12 forum. ...

This post and discussion is in the RV-12 forum. Because of that I assume the RV-12 would be the context of the discussion. (and hopefully it is obvious that for an RV-12, 85 Kts is about 35 Kts too...
Forum: RV-14 06-21-2018, 09:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 713
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Vic beat me to it..... and to add a bit...

Vic beat me to it..... and to add a bit more.....

I think we do the readers on VAF a dis-service when we provide info of a specific case to justify that something is acceptable, even though it is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-20-2018, 11:42 PM
Replies: 398
Views: 1,423,508
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Interesting theory, but when testing the theory...

Interesting theory, but when testing the theory we need to consider that the vent design originates all the way back to the RV-4. There are 1000's of RV's with this design, many of them completed in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-20-2018, 01:17 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,632
Posted By rvbuilder2002
By squeegee I meant the process/action used, not...

By squeegee I meant the process/action used, not the actual tool.
I have used plastic scrapers, body filler spreaders, etc. Anything that will spread and the material being used and leave little...
Forum: RV-12 06-20-2018, 01:10 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,307
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Hopefully this wasn't training you paid a...

Hopefully this wasn't training you paid a professional transition training instructor for :eek:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-20-2018, 12:05 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,632
Posted By rvbuilder2002
There are a lot of different ways of filling pin...

There are a lot of different ways of filling pin holes, that work. Each does require specific technique to be successful.

The most important which is applicable regardless what method is used, is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-20-2018, 10:54 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,528
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Yes, there are other aspects not being organized...

Yes, there are other aspects not being organized and managed by me (as Scott mentioned) that EAA is soliciting volunteer help for.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-20-2018, 09:46 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,528
Posted By rvbuilder2002
As can be imagined by anyone who has any...

As can be imagined by anyone who has any experience building an RV, building even an RV-12 in 6.5 days is a major effort which requires a lot of advanced planning, etc.

Because of this, registration...
Forum: RV-12 06-19-2018, 04:55 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,307
Posted By rvbuilder2002
expanding on Mel's point.... If what the ASI told...

expanding on Mel's point....
If what the ASI told you was true, why would the FAA have gone to all of the trouble to implement the second pilot flight testing program?

It is unfortunate that a lot...
Forum: RV-14 06-18-2018, 03:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,027
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Two reasons - 1. - The electrical and avionics...

Two reasons -

1. - The electrical and avionics design and plans sections were still in the design phase when the canopy portion of the finish kit was completed. The canopy plans could have been...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-18-2018, 09:11 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,919
Posted By rvbuilder2002
This is what we do on all of our aircraft. I have...

This is what we do on all of our aircraft.
I have tried all of the different clamps available but inevitably the cushion clamp is usually being installed at a location that makes them useless.
The...
Forum: RV-12 06-17-2018, 02:10 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,307
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Regarding personal attachment........

It looks like the post questioning whether an airplane builder would be more inclined to make flight decisions biased towards saving the airplane if things go bad, has been delete by the author or...
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