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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-31-2014, 03:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,840
Posted By db9469
Check out cadmium plating.

Check out cadmium plating.
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-15-2012, 08:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,358
Posted By db9469
Ed-Use CR3214-4-2's in the two verticle holes....

Ed-Use CR3214-4-2's in the two verticle holes. These are 1/8" diameter rivets with reduced heads (same countersink as -3 solids) so you'll need to upsize the holes to #30. Use CR 3214-4-4 in the hole...
Forum: RV-6/6A 08-29-2012, 10:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,280
Posted By db9469
Match drilling elevator control horns

I ran into a problem today when I went to match drill the control horns for my elevators. When I clamp the elevator counterweights flush with the horizontal stab (both top and bottom) and measure the...
Forum: RV-6/6A 07-17-2012, 10:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,149
Posted By db9469
Me too.

I have the same situation, Mark. My older kit came with Cleveland cylinders and I purchased the Matco kit from Vans for the c/p side. I priced the Clevelands and they were very expensive. Wish I had...
Forum: RV-6/6A 02-02-2012, 10:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,812
Posted By db9469
I made a radius block and a template of the...

I made a radius block and a template of the curvature of the l/h side which was perfect and was able to bend the r/h side to match. I'm now satisfied with the aft part of the frame. As for the...
Forum: RV-6/6A 02-02-2012, 10:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,213
Posted By db9469
Like Bill said, the most important thing is to...

Like Bill said, the most important thing is to make sure you have the flimsy frames well supported. Once you start straping the skins in place they will have a tendancy to shift forward. If you have...
Forum: RV-6/6A 01-30-2012, 09:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,812
Posted By db9469
Thanks for the advice Aden. It's good to know...

Thanks for the advice Aden. It's good to know that mine isn't an isolated problem. I will get it close and do what I need to make it look good.
Forum: RV-6/6A 01-26-2012, 10:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,812
Posted By db9469
Canopy frame issues....

I am having a h#** of a time getting my canopy frame to even some what match what the drawings call for. The contour of the front bow compared to the roll bar is WAY off. I took some measurements...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-30-2011, 12:22 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,369
Posted By db9469
Thankfully it happens to everyone!!!

Like Mark, I tend to think of myself as a pretty accomplished crafsman. I learned to do sheetmetal work from Herb Tischler. He's the guy who was hand building the Messerschmitt ME-262 at Meachum (Ft....
Forum: RV-6/6A 05-28-2011, 05:13 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 90,584
Posted By db9469
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Forum: RV-6/6A 05-28-2011, 05:12 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 90,584
Posted By db9469
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Forum: RV-6/6A 05-28-2011, 05:04 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 90,584
Posted By db9469
Another fuselage flipped!!

Finally!! Got my fuselage flipped today. It took almost a year to build (built the fixture 6/5/10) Spent most of the last month recruiting bucking bar holders. Thanks to Wilson Whitt and Glenn...
Forum: Midwest 05-02-2011, 04:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,182
Posted By db9469
Oklahoma City

Preparing to move from Dallas to OKC. Just wondering if there is much of an RV following up there. The regional part of the VAF website doesn't list OK anywhere. Thanks in advance for any info.
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-08-2010, 04:55 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 10,044
Posted By db9469
Just my .02. If it was my wings I would probably...

Just my .02. If it was my wings I would probably re-skin the leading edge. That said, there is a lot of issues that go along with that. Enlarged holes and blind fasteners to name a few. You could...
Forum: RV-6/6A 09-02-2010, 01:39 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 90,584
Posted By db9469
Talking http://http://img525.imageshack.us/img525/9987/fus...

http://http://img525.imageshack.us/img525/9987/fuselageconstruction5.jpgThis is my first time trying to post pictures so I apologize up front if it's a disaster. My -6 wings and tail are both...
Forum: RV-6/6A 09-02-2010, 11:33 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 90,584
Posted By db9469
This thread is a great idea, Colin! I will post...

This thread is a great idea, Colin! I will post pictures of my progress as soon as I can figure out how.
Forum: RV-6/6A 08-08-2010, 01:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 928
Posted By db9469
Thanks for your responses guys. I did a search on...

Thanks for your responses guys. I did a search on "The List" but only put in j-channel and nothing came up. I'll try the j-channelx6. I appreciate the info! Thanks for the offer Colin, it's not...
Forum: RV-6/6A 08-07-2010, 01:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 928
Posted By db9469
J Channel part #?

I was short one J channel stringer when I bought my kit (second buyer). My drawings show the part # to be VA-117 but Vans online store doesn't recognize that number. I have a early 90's kit so if...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-26-2009, 06:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,001
Posted By db9469
Appreciate the info guys!

Appreciate the info guys!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-26-2009, 08:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,001
Posted By db9469
Missing stuff....

I recently purchased a partially completed -6. (Thanks to Mel for pointing me in the right direction.) Through careful inventory I have noticed a few things missing from the kit. One thing that is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-18-2009, 02:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 994
Posted By db9469
Yes-I'm thinking one in each bay aft of the spar....

Yes-I'm thinking one in each bay aft of the spar. I was just wondering if anyone else has ever done this.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-18-2009, 12:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 994
Posted By db9469
Wing Access Panels

I'm building a set of wings for a -6 and was wondering if anyone out there has installed access holes in the bottom skin. My plan was to cut 4-5" holes in each bay of the lower skin, install dimpled...
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