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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-01-2020, 06:06 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 7,902
Posted By terrye
Teach me how to CAMP out of the RV.

I really enjoyed your trip writeup and pictures. Sorry to hear about your tent, and not sure if it's damaged/destroyed or if you are still using it. It's hard to know how much tent you need without...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-01-2020, 01:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 199
Posted By terrye
Has anyone ever used longeron bending dies on the sharp bend?

If I understand your question, the sharp downward bend is the bend towards the firewall. I used a hydraulic press for my gentle side bend and this worked well. But the sharp downward bend (towards...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-30-2020, 08:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 561
Posted By terrye
RV Airfoil Cross Sections?

The RV-9(A) uses a unique John Roncz airfoil I think named RV-6T (if memory serves) I've never seen the coordinates and I think only Vans and John Roncz have them. The airfoil is one of the reasons I...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-26-2020, 04:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 373
Posted By terrye
shelve for GMU 11 idea

And if you put something metal (camping pots?) in the cargo area...?

I'll be mounting my GMU 11 on the F714 aft deck (dwg 26 and 27) just below and ahead of the horizontal stabilizer.
Forum: RV-9/9A 05-22-2020, 10:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 427
Posted By terrye
Elevator Control Stick limits

I tried to do this a while back for the same reason, deeper panel. I tried to take measurements from the 1/4 scale fuselage drawing, knowing the up and down elevator angle limits in the manual and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-21-2020, 11:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 844
Posted By terrye
Best mods for RV7A

I think the new nose gear (and engine mount) is the best and most worthwhile mod for the RV-7/9A...
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-21-2020, 09:22 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,112
Posted By terrye
Use of commercial aluminum in panel

I agree with fl-mike, 6061-T6 would be my second choice after 2024-T3. It's nearly as strong and machines/cuts well.

My experience with 5XXX alloys is that they are very "gummy" to cut or machine as...
Forum: RV-14 05-18-2020, 06:03 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,062
Posted By terrye
Budget Costs Beyond Airframe and Engine

If you've already got the steam gauges, go with them, but if you have to buy them, have a look at various EFISs. The price/performance of EFISs passed (were cheaper than) that of the standard 6 pack...
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-14-2020, 02:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,065
Posted By terrye
Bending The Longerons

Bending the longerons is not something to dread. My solution was to take a hydraulic bottle jack (10-20 tons would do) and build a poor man's press using angle iron at the bottom and top connected...
Forum: Tools 05-11-2020, 02:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 246
Posted By terrye
Mounting Ideas for Pneumatic Squeezer

Most of the time I use my pneumatic squeezer handheld. On occasion when I have small or small and repetitive parts, I just mount the yoke of the squeezer in soft jaws in my vice. I have never needed...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-09-2020, 09:55 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 22,754
Posted By terrye
Amazing video of RV nose gear collapse shot with GoPro

As with all the videos of the standard "A" model rod type nose gear strut I'm amazed at how much fore/aft movement there is due to minor ripples on paved runways and especially how much the "spin up...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-09-2020, 11:47 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 22,754
Posted By terrye
I checked the weight of Van's standard nose wheel...

I checked the weight of Van's standard nose wheel with bearings, tube and tire mounted against the Beringer nose wheel with bearings and tire mounted. In spite of the Beringer wheel looking much...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 05-09-2020, 09:16 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,257
Posted By terrye
Timing Sweep On A Dyno - Interesting Numbers

Since detonation has been mentioned several times in this discussion, it should be defined. It is the abrupt combustion of the END GAS in the cylinder. In normal combustion, as the flame front...
Forum: RV-9/9A 05-02-2020, 08:43 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 7,527
Posted By terrye
I am afraid of my 360 powered RV 9A

The RV-9A standard engine of 160 hp is the same engine as used in Cessna 172s and Piper Cherokees, both 4 place planes. Based on that, the RV-9A is "overpowered", meaning it has a higher power to...
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-25-2020, 04:43 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,152
Posted By terrye
Build time after wings and fuselage

I spent 250 hrs on the *&^%$ sliding canopy. YMMV. I'm pleased with the result, but working with floppy tubing, delicate plexiglass and aligning the tracks and roll bar are different skills with...
Forum: RV-10 04-23-2020, 04:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,012
Posted By terrye
New design axle nut interference with valve stem

No, but have you tried turning the wheel around so the axle nut and the valve stem are on opposite sides?
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-21-2020, 12:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 975
Posted By terrye
Not installed yet, still working on firewall...

Not installed yet, still working on firewall forward and instrument panel.
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-20-2020, 05:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 975
Posted By terrye
Which wingtip for archer antenna?

My avionics supplier recommended mounting the Garmin GMU 11 on the aft deck next to the rudder and horizontal stabilizer. Wiring run is probably shorter/easier than in the wingtip.
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-15-2020, 05:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 719
Posted By terrye
Rudder Pedal Placement

Look on drawing 37 "left side view" in the middle bottom. It shows additional holes on a spacing of half the center and side rudder block. Be careful, the F-6115 center block has a 3" spacing and the...
Forum: RV-14 04-12-2020, 12:25 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,671
Posted By terrye
Access Panel Kit

The kit comes with templates and instructions for placement.
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-06-2020, 04:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,536
Posted By terrye
Slider Help...

The two biggest problems I had with the canopy frame itself were matching the front and rear hoops to the roll bar and the aft deck skin profile. I assume you have mounted the roll bar and you are...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-15-2020, 07:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 773
Posted By terrye
Rivnuts question

Don't think rivnuts are a good idea:
1. Firewall is VERY thin
2. There are plain rivnuts and rivnuts with anti-rotation keys. Even a SS rivnut with anti-rotation keys will probably turn as the bolt...
Forum: RV-6/6A 03-13-2020, 04:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 970
Posted By terrye
Fuel Leak

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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-12-2020, 04:20 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,839
Posted By terrye
Looking for feedback on RV-7A Garmin panel design

1. Your ELT switch is directly ahead of the passenger/co-pilot stick AND right next to the panel mounted co-pilot PTT switch. Suggest moving the ELT switch to the right of the breakers and move some...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-01-2020, 09:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 960
Posted By terrye
ELT Miss fires ???

Do a search, self activation seems to be common with ACK ELTs.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-01-2020, 12:34 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,839
Posted By terrye
Looking for feedback on RV-7A Garmin panel design

I would suggest putting a space between your light switches and your spares. Makes it easier to see the 'like' functions.

I see you are building a slider. Check for interference between the GTN 650...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-26-2020, 08:42 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,238
Posted By terrye
PANEL SUGGESTIONS Please

You haven't defined your mission yet. VFR or IFR. That's your first step. In my case I wanted my panel to be IFR capable, what's more, I wanted it to have an EFIS on the co-pilot side for my...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-26-2020, 08:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 454
Posted By terrye
Center Section Spacer

Yes, I noted the discrepancy too. Made my spacers from Delrin (Acetal) to fit the wing spars, not the dimension in the instructions. Oak may not be as dimensionally stable as Delrin.
Forum: RV-10 02-17-2020, 08:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 988
Posted By terrye
Priming metal / iron parts

I used Chemetal Ardrox AV8 corrosion compound inside the steel tubes (and aileron and elevator push pull aluminum...
Forum: RV-10 02-16-2020, 09:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 988
Posted By terrye
Priming metal / iron parts

Most (all?) of the steel parts in my RV-9A were powder coated (baked on epoxy) grey or white from the factory.

So, no, the process for steel is not the same as for aluminum. Alodine is specific to...
Forum: Tools 01-31-2020, 12:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,405
Posted By terrye
QUALITY Cleco pliers

I slipped a piece of rubber hose over each handle of my standard cleco pliers. I now call these QUALITY cleco pliers:) They are much easier on the hands than the standard cleco pliers and the rubber...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-21-2020, 09:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 701
Posted By terrye
Looking For Panel Opinions

I'd suggest finding an experienced instrument instructor with Canadian experience and asking their opinion.

I'm going with a GTX45R to free up panel space, XPDR control will be through the...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-17-2020, 12:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,027
Posted By terrye
Rudder trailing edge question

The problem with countersinking the holes on both sides of the AEX extrusion is that you lose the pilot hole which keeps the countersink concentric. As you said, the countersink from both sides...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-17-2020, 12:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 799
Posted By terrye
AN Bolt Markings

Yes. The 'X' designates an AN bolt. The rest are manufacturer's markings.
Forum: RV-6/6A 01-13-2020, 05:56 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 8,209
Posted By terrye
Thoughts on Panel Upgrade Ideas

I think your G5 and G3X screens are mounted too far left. You should check the location of the platenut clips attached to the top fuselage skin and longeron for interference.
Forum: Interiors 12-21-2019, 09:22 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,836
Posted By terrye
LEATHER vs ULTRALEATHER/Synthetic - Seat Choice

Give Classic Aero a call and ask for their leather and ultraleather samples. You'll need it to pick your colors anyway. I was going to choose ultraleather, but found it much thinner than leather. In...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-17-2019, 12:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,448
Posted By terrye
Best way to lift fuselage

I don't think it is the engine lifting ring (loop?) or the bolt in double shear, but the hole in the crankcase where the lifting ring is attached that is likely the limiting factor. Other threads...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-16-2019, 08:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,381
Posted By terrye
Fluting Issue

As always there are alternative tools. I have one similar to this, it might work better for your application.
https://aircraft-tool.com/shop/detail.aspx?id=FP21
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-13-2019, 09:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 767
Posted By terrye
GTX 345R with top antenna only (Canada)

As far as I know (in the middle of this decision myself) the GTX 345R will not satisfy the future Canadian 1090ES requirement. This requires "diversity" antennas, one on top for the satellites, and...
Forum: Canada 11-26-2019, 09:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,259
Posted By terrye
Advice on getting started in Canada

I bought most of my expensive air tools locally from Atlas Copco. 2x rivet gun (wasn't powerful enough), 3x rivet gun (should have bought this first, pretty much the only one I needed), high speed...
Forum: Primers 11-23-2019, 09:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 558
Posted By terrye
When to prime?

In reply to your question, the answer is yes. The most important reason to prime is to create a chemical/vapour barrier as you call it at the interface between riveted parts. For example between the...
Forum: Canada 11-21-2019, 02:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,535
Posted By terrye
Compass Requirement

Rocketman1988
Canada requires a "magnetic compass", not a "magnetic direction indicator"
See (b)(3) below. Flight and Navigation...
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-15-2019, 12:06 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,914
Posted By terrye
Anyone get their new undrilled mount yet?

In the middle of 2019 Vans announced a new engine mount and nose gear option (standard on new kits) for the RV-7A and RV-9A. The new nose gear is similar to the pivoted nose gear with rubber springs...
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-21-2019, 10:07 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,854
Posted By terrye
N741BN - Panel Review

Regarding the compass, we have to have one in Canada, so I'm a supporter. But, the investigation I did convinced me that a panel mount compass may not be a good place due to the EM of the nearby...
Forum: Tools 10-14-2019, 10:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,037
Posted By terrye
Sioux DR1416 vs 1412 vs other

Almost all of my drilling is with a Bosch 18V cordless drill. I have an expensive Atlas Copco high speed air drill that I almost never use. Almost all the kit holes are pre-punched, so if you have a...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-14-2019, 10:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,149
Posted By terrye
Modifying / cutting already installed panel

A manual nibbler might work better than a cutoff wheel. Plus a vacuum, and finish with a file
https://www.aircraftspruce.ca/catalog/topages/nibblingtool.php?clickkey=32186
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-13-2019, 02:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 788
Posted By terrye
Mounting vertical stabilizer

Haven't mounted mine to the airplane yet, but did a lot of messing about with alignment when making the VS top fairing fiberglass closeout. I agree with Larry, VS rear spar must be flat and...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-28-2019, 06:43 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,258
Posted By terrye
Lycoming 360/320 combo...thoughts?

I would recommend multi-grade aviation oil if you are not already using it.
Forum: Alternative Engines 09-28-2019, 01:52 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 11,294
Posted By terrye
New Engine

I only posted the general paragraph (a)of the endurance test. I hope you used the link to read the entire section, the actual test sequences are contained in paragraphs (b) through (e). Note that...
Forum: Alternative Engines 09-24-2019, 05:48 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 11,294
Posted By terrye
New Engine Testing

The FAA regulations are a good place to start. If you can meet them, you're in the same league as...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-21-2019, 09:31 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,729
Posted By terrye
Horrible brake noise with new brakes/lines!

Double check procedure for setting the wheel bearings, make sure they are not loose. Also, since you had a brake fire, check the clearance between the caliper drive pins and the back plate, and also...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-21-2019, 09:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,811
Posted By terrye
Stud Removal Tool

Talk to Mr. Snap-On, ask for a stud removal tool. Not too expensive, cheaper than damaging stud or casting.
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-19-2019, 09:52 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 12,127
Posted By terrye
Critique my panel design!

Nice 3D Model! Just at this stage myself. I mocked up my panel in the fuselage and found a potential interference with the co-pilot stick and the cabin heat knob when fully extended. Moved it further...
Forum: Alternative Engines 09-13-2019, 12:50 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 11,294
Posted By terrye
New Engine

Congratulations on jumping into the deep end of the pool!

I can recommend another book if it's not already in your library, should be available used from abebook.com or similar used...
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 09-07-2019, 09:55 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 23,004
Posted By terrye
My realistic proposal for the next RV(16)

This discussion seems to be describing an airplane that already exists, the Murphy Yukon.
https://www.murphyair.com/detail/yukon.html

Not quite as fast as some people might like, not quite as...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-22-2019, 09:20 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,706
Posted By terrye
Leather or Fabric seats?

I got my seats from Classic Aero in leather. Haven't flown them yet, but very pleased with them. To make the decision between cloth, synthetic leather, and leather, I got samples of each from...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 08-18-2019, 09:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,541
Posted By terrye
Arlington Fly In 2019 Highlights

I've been going to Arlington since 1990, and only missed a few years in between. However, the last five to eight years have seen a shift in focus, a drop in attendance, and a significant change in...
Forum: Primers 08-06-2019, 09:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,564
Posted By terrye
Possible priming alternative.

As far as I know Alumiprep + Alodine used per directions does not REMOVE the alclad layer. The Alumiprep will etch the alclad (or the aluminum oxide layer on non alclad aluminum such as extrusions)...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-25-2019, 12:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,605
Posted By terrye
Final Drill using Reamers, pros cons

I used #40 and #30 reamers extensively (but not exclusively) on my prepunched holes. Neither drills nor reamers generated any heat that my fingers could feel and unless the aluminum is way too hot to...
Forum: RV-14 07-23-2019, 09:35 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 15,924
Posted By terrye
Parking brake

Not sure if there is a "standard" parking brake system for the RV-7. I recently finished installing the Matco PVPV-D valve on a bracket in the upper left corner
(viewed from the pilot seat) of the...
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-20-2019, 09:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,813
Posted By terrye
Build in my Basement

You should have a copy of the Vans preview plans (on a thumb drive). Pretty inexpensive and you can print the individual subassembly plans and scale them to answer your question. Overall dimensions...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-13-2019, 03:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 792
Posted By terrye
Tank to spar problem

Machine countersink the spar deeper. If there is insufficient pilot to keep the machine countersink centered you may have to make a temporary aluminum piece that will keep the countersink centered....
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