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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-11-2018, 07:08 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,983
Posted By terrye
Fuel Pressure loss on Loop upline

I think from your test of bypassing the Aerolab unit that the problem is somewhere inside it. Looking at the Owner's Manual p7/9, I see the automatic fuel cutoff valve is right beside the inlet. I...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-09-2018, 09:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,584
Posted By terrye
High Silicon in Oil Analysis Solved (I think)

I think we need to distinguish between the element silicon and the elastomer silicone.

From Wikipedia
Silicon is a chemical element with symbol Si and atomic number 14. A hard and brittle...
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-03-2018, 11:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 281
Posted By terrye
Pitot Heat Control

All single engine Cessnas use a simple ON/OFF switch to control their pitot heat. I'm using a Cessna heated pitot on my RV-9A and am using a simple ON/OFF switch.
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 05-03-2018, 09:00 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,455
Posted By terrye
Fuel System Design Reference

The only reference book I could find when I was designing my RV-9A fuel system is Aircraft Fuel Systems by Roy Langton.
https://www.amazon.com/Aircraft-Fuel-Systems-Roy-Langton/dp/0470057084
However,...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-20-2018, 07:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,141
Posted By terrye
How do I get electrical experience?

You have done all the right things and studied the right sources to gain the knowledge you didn't have before. It sounds like you don't have a lot of piloting experience (not a criticism, I don't...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-18-2018, 09:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 538
Posted By terrye
Looking for an ignition baffle pass through

I tried to find the two hole pass throughs a while back. Like you I was puzzled by the availability of on hole and three hole but no two hole. I seem to remember the manufacturer went out of business...
Forum: Alternative Engines 04-08-2018, 12:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,023
Posted By terrye
UAV Turbines

I came across this article on a 200 hp turboprop in development.
https://www.sae.org/news/2018/03/uav-turbines-to-tackle-200-hp-class-uav-engines-for-u.s.-army?eid=332750377&bid=2058339

The company...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-25-2018, 09:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,085
Posted By terrye
Proseal Clean Up

The best idea is to use latex examination gloves while working with Proseal. The next best idea is to use a barrier cream. If it were on my hands I think I'd just let it wear off (like I did as a kid...
Forum: Steam Gauges 03-20-2018, 08:12 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,596
Posted By terrye
Vacuum pump

Well, the wet vacuum pump in my Cessna 150 has lasted over 30 years that I have owned it, and maybe longer than that. On the other hand I have heard that dry vacuum pumps are prone to self destruct...
Forum: Texas (North) 03-19-2018, 08:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 355
Posted By terrye
riveting

Van's publishes a chart of "good" and "bad" rivets on their website and also should be in the manual. If your rivets match the "good" ones you should be good to go. If still in doubt, find a local...
Forum: RV-14 03-13-2018, 09:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,024
Posted By terrye
The original tappets on Lycoming and Continental...

The original tappets on Lycoming and Continental were flat (actually slightly crowned) made of chilled cast iron that ran directly on the cam. The tappet operated the pushrod which in turn operated...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-11-2018, 05:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 730
Posted By terrye
RV canopy frame bending

The hydraulic pipe benders (note these are sized for pipe, not tubing) will only work on "free span" portions of the front/rear hoops, not close to the round top tube or the square side tubes.

I...
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-11-2018, 09:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 966
Posted By terrye
RV-8/8A building tip

I worried about this too, although on my RV-9A. I saw some posted photos on this website of an RV-7(A) doing a pullup/roll and there was distinct oil canning in the bay just aft of the baggage...
Forum: My RV Build Project 03-06-2018, 05:57 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 27,032
Posted By terrye
RV-9A wings

I agree. I did all my skin riveting on the vertical build stand. I helped a friend rivet the bottom skins with the wings flat on the table and found it much more difficult.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-26-2018, 05:51 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,430
Posted By terrye
Rudder Pedals And Brake Pedals Questions

I didn't use the $50 bolts. Instead I got a piece of 3/16" SS rod and threaded and drilled each end for a nut and cotter pin. The pedals will work much better with a thru pivot than two separate ones.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-24-2018, 06:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 843
Posted By terrye
RV-6A Upgrade

I have seen Van himself do an aerobatic routine in his RV-6A at Arlington a few years ago and it was every bit as good as his routine in his RV-4. So I don't agree that an RV-6(A) is not as aerobatic...
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-03-2018, 04:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,291
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, 12:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 423
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, 05:12 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 11,135
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, 05:00 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,016
Posted By terrye
Custom-built wood tailwheel lift

What, no primer?!?:eek:
Seriously, nice design. Looks good.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-14-2018, 06:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,095
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, 09:20 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,388
Posted By terrye
Any pictures of the vacuum breaker valve Carl?

Any pictures of the vacuum breaker valve Carl?
Forum: Interiors 12-02-2017, 10:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 813
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, 06:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 821
Posted By terrye
Deburring holes in a closed structure

http://www.noga.com/Products/rvcn/Reversible%20countersinks
Forum: RV-14 12-01-2017, 06:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,638
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, 09:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,049
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, 09:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 840
Posted By terrye
Numbered Plexi Drill Bits

https://www.abbeon.com/Item--i-2118
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-10-2017, 12:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,635
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, 05:16 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 11,263
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, 05:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 669
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, 05:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,805
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, 06:49 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 7,709
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, 09:24 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,251
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, 06:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,957
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, 09:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,780
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, 12:19 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,275
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, 10:29 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,275
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, 06:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 508
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, 10:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,437
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, 10:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,000
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 09-02-2017, 11:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,653
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, 10:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,805
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, 09:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 950
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, 06:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 950
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, 01:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 674
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, 01:22 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,229
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, 10:35 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,850
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, 10:09 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,121
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 08-12-2017, 11:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,077
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, 05:58 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 96,269
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, 10:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,426
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, 02:18 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 3,196
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, 06:59 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 96,269
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, 08:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,126
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, 06:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,341
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, 09:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,393
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, 09:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,449
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, 08:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,836
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, 04:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 604
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, 09:00 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,540
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, 08:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,641
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, 09:42 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 8,609
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
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