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Forum: Close Calls / Lessons Learned Yesterday, 06:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 546
Posted By nilberg
Thank you for sharing. Prudent use of checklist...

Thank you for sharing.
Prudent use of checklist is the first barrier, I also plan to install microswitches on both lock mechanism with a big red CANOPY OPEN light on my panel.
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-11-2019, 05:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 925
Posted By nilberg
Two different approaches. Steinair do the...

Two different approaches. Steinair do the “classic” wiring from connector to connector between the units. While FastStack using a central hub, i.e. wiring from each unit connectors to a hub. I do...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-08-2019, 05:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,060
Posted By nilberg
I have not tried the FPE tool, but I found the...

I have not tried the FPE tool, but I found the the LibreCAD pretty easy to use and plenty of Youtube videos if you get stuck.

It works directly with the DXF format so no need to convert. I also got...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-02-2019, 07:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,071
Posted By nilberg
Also, the clecos from different manufacturer are...

Also, the clecos from different manufacturer are slightly different. I bought clecos in different places, they are all stored in the same place. Some of them lose their "shinyness" after a while...
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-31-2019, 11:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 432
Posted By nilberg
I went a little different route as I replaced the...

I went a little different route as I replaced the Van's supplied tubing with 5052-O.

I made a template in separate sections, where I think the one you mention was the first one. With all the 3...
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-27-2019, 12:44 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,564
Posted By nilberg
Not as PIC, too many compromises to get to a...

Not as PIC, too many compromises to get to a layout that works from both seats.
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-27-2019, 12:02 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,564
Posted By nilberg
Yes, indeed. A lot of good advice and I changed a...

Yes, indeed. A lot of good advice and I changed a few bits as it got me thinking.

1. The G5 is intended as a backup. The suggestion of putting in the center grew on me.

2. I moved the MASTER and...
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-26-2019, 12:58 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,564
Posted By nilberg
Yes, even with the almost 14 modification, I can...

Yes, even with the almost 14 modification, I can cross-reach to the left. I also get 1/3 of the MFD as well.
The left is mostly start and run up and endurance functions.
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-26-2019, 12:54 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,564
Posted By nilberg
Yes, you are correct. I am getting it cut by...

Yes, you are correct. I am getting it cut by Steinair, so I can have any height.
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-25-2019, 05:01 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,564
Posted By nilberg
10" These are the GDU 460, the drawings in...

10"

These are the GDU 460, the drawings in earlier posts includes Garmin’s DXF files which illustrates the cutout and the frame behind the panel. The unit themselves will be attached to that frame...
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-25-2019, 03:10 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,564
Posted By nilberg
I used LibreCAD an opensource 2D CAD program....

I used LibreCAD an opensource 2D CAD program. Solidworks was way to heavy for my laptop. In addition LibreCAD are available for both MacOS and Windows.
I used the dxf file from Vans as basis and...
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-25-2019, 08:23 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,564
Posted By nilberg
My thinking was to map it to how most of the...

My thinking was to map it to how most of the flying is done (VFR). As you see now, I will run through procedures and checklist with the full size mock up.
I was tempted to put the seats in first and...
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-25-2019, 08:18 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,564
Posted By nilberg
I was thinking that at first, but will either...

I was thinking that at first, but will either just shorten the release pull-rod to the sub panel or use a push pull cable a re-route it away from the panel.
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-24-2019, 03:37 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,564
Posted By nilberg
Here's my $3.65 (paper) version of the panel...

Here's my $3.65 (paper) version of the panel installed.

https://photos.smugmug.com/RV-7/i-x9zr45F/0/bbd741cf/X2/IMG_0066-X2.jpg

The rest of the week will be used to run through various procedures...
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-22-2019, 10:32 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,564
Posted By nilberg
Of course, I totally misunderstood the P-Mag...

Of course, I totally misunderstood the P-Mag wiring. After re-reading the various threads, I think I finally get it:

Wether using a 2- or 3-pos switch:

1. OFF: P-lead grounded (no sparks, aka kill...
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-22-2019, 06:52 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,564
Posted By nilberg
Latest version of the panel. Putting the G5 in...

Latest version of the panel.

Putting the G5 in the center has grown on me. It makes the panel less cramped and have freed up some room to put an obscure "Alternate Static switch" o the left.

I am...
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-22-2019, 04:27 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,564
Posted By nilberg
I still need to ground the P—lead when testing,...

I still need to ground the P—lead when testing, that is what I meant with test.

The P-Mags is powered outside the VPX.

Critical G3x equipment including PFD have secondary power from the IBBS...
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-22-2019, 04:24 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,564
Posted By nilberg
My Alt Air is for the fuel servo inlet, not the...

My Alt Air is for the fuel servo inlet, not the static.
I do however see I forgot to include an alternative for the static. I am not sure I値l put it in the panel.
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-22-2019, 04:21 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,564
Posted By nilberg
Yes, my labeling is not ideal, your suggestion...

Yes, my labeling is not ideal, your suggestion was what I intended, but I got a little sloppy, to focus on lining things up. I’ll use the LT-005 from Steinair which is a locking switch which would...
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-22-2019, 09:34 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,564
Posted By nilberg
Thank you for all the input. I have separated...

Thank you for all the input.
I have separated some of the controls and made small adjustments:

- Distance between engine/flight and environmental controls. E.g. Distance between ALT AIR and...
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-21-2019, 07:16 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,564
Posted By nilberg
N741BN - Panel Review

Here's my two panel options:

Option 1: With Compass
As I need a 2 1/2 opening for the EI Commander, I was thinking of also have another 2 1/2 instrument, why not a...
Forum: Texas (South) 10-19-2019, 08:33 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 206
Posted By nilberg
Houston Area October Lunch

Anyone heading to Weiser air park today for lunch ?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-19-2019, 07:38 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,152
Posted By nilberg
I also plan to use the Princeton 2 point...

I also plan to use the Princeton 2 point converters with Vans capacitive plates.
I was unaware of the power issues when using them with GEA 24, do any other builder experience with this combination...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-07-2019, 11:15 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,541
Posted By nilberg
I found out when I was building the Empennage...

I found out when I was building the Empennage (first time big shake squeezing with pneumatic tool), that I got better result have the part sticking out of the workbench and let the yoke ‘hang’ on the...
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-04-2019, 08:17 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,789
Posted By nilberg
I tried Fusion 360 as well, but ended up with...

I tried Fusion 360 as well, but ended up with FreeCAD for simplicity and loads of YouTube How-tos. Fusion 360s export command export the visible component to many formats. IGS or STP is pretty...
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-01-2019, 01:36 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,789
Posted By nilberg
What CAD software are you using ? Many of them...

What CAD software are you using ?
Many of them have export functionality for STEP.
Solidworks was too heavy for my laptop so ended up with FreeCAD. It reads IGN and STEP files.
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-29-2019, 04:37 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,789
Posted By nilberg
Thanks. Using Google Photo is like playing the...

Thanks. Using Google Photo is like playing the lottery, some show up some don't.
I'll check what's going on...

Changed to Smugmug, should be working now.
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-29-2019, 02:38 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,789
Posted By nilberg
I am more or less at the same stage. I added some...

I am more or less at the same stage. I added some more structures to check clearances etc.

You cannot have the GTN-650 too high up as it will interfere with the canopy release mechanism.

I also...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-22-2019, 05:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,320
Posted By nilberg
Is the compass card PAI-700 ? If so, I was...

Is the compass card PAI-700 ?
If so, I was thinking the same for my RV-7, but I was not sure about access to the adjustment screws when panel mounted.
Forum: Texas (South) 09-19-2019, 09:07 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 357
Posted By nilberg
I値l be there.

I値l be there.
Forum: Texas (South) 07-20-2019, 10:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 512
Posted By nilberg
First time in many years not going to Oshkosh, so...

First time in many years not going to Oshkosh, so Hooks it is then.

See you there.
Forum: Texas (South) 05-16-2019, 08:23 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 456
Posted By nilberg
Yes, I will be there.

Yes, I will be there.
Forum: Texas (South) 04-19-2019, 05:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 491
Posted By nilberg
I値l be there.

I値l be there.
Forum: Texas (South) 03-15-2019, 07:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 657
Posted By nilberg
I値l be there. Hopefullly not as lonely as I was...

I値l be there. Hopefullly not as lonely as I was last month at Weiser ....
Forum: Texas (South) 01-15-2019, 07:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 702
Posted By nilberg
I'll be there.

I'll be there.
Forum: Texas (South) 11-15-2018, 11:31 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 604
Posted By nilberg
I値l be there.

I値l be there.
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-08-2018, 10:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,020
Posted By nilberg
What about putting magic tape in the suspected...

What about putting magic tape in the suspected areas and then see which part get scratched/damaged.
Forum: My RV Build Project 11-07-2018, 05:24 PM
Replies: 458
Views: 109,933
Posted By nilberg
My bet is on a slider as the shape of the F-757...

My bet is on a slider as the shape of the F-757 has a cut out instead of the holes.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-07-2018, 02:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 834
Posted By nilberg
I did mine just before riveting the leading edge...

I did mine just before riveting the leading edge to the spar:
http://www.mykitlog.com/users/display_log.php?user=N741BN&project=2288&category=9329&log=208646&row=77

The lens was cut with a bandsaw...
Forum: Texas (South) 10-31-2018, 03:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 543
Posted By nilberg
I知 in Katy, west of Houston building a RV-7. I...

I知 in Katy, west of Houston building a RV-7.
I am about to mate the wings in a few weeks.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-23-2018, 09:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 608
Posted By nilberg
1" left and 7/8" right is standard. The...

1" left and 7/8" right is standard.

The difference in stick diameter is because the left (1") is permanent welded to the control column while the right is inserted into a 1" 'socket' which is...
Forum: RV-9/9A 10-22-2018, 03:09 PM
Replies: 961
Views: 510,174
Posted By nilberg
From the pictures, it looks like you池e setup for...

From the pictures, it looks like you池e setup for 壮ikaflexing the canopy. That痴 nearly as fun as hanging engines ......
Forum: RV-9/9A 10-22-2018, 09:59 AM
Replies: 961
Views: 510,174
Posted By nilberg
Good stuff. I hope to do that soon myself. Don稚...

Good stuff. I hope to do that soon myself.
Don稚 want to be a Debby downer, but I assume it痴 temporary as I did notice that the FW penetrations are not done. The recess riveting will also be a PITA...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-20-2018, 11:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 589
Posted By nilberg
Tim, I'm in Katy (Firethorne) building a RV-7 in...

Tim,

I'm in Katy (Firethorne) building a RV-7 in my very chaotic garage.

You're welcomed to take a look and in the near future I will fit the wings.

Send a PM for details.
Forum: Texas (South) 10-19-2018, 01:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 581
Posted By nilberg
I have family visiting, so I'll pass this time.

I have family visiting, so I'll pass this time.
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-12-2018, 11:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 692
Posted By nilberg
It's been a while, but I did aligned the bottom...

It's been a while, but I did aligned the bottom flange (centerline) to the center bottom skin (F-776) pre-punched holes and the top flange aligned to the aft and forward seat floors. This was done...
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-12-2018, 10:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,933
Posted By nilberg
The way the plan is for the current...

The way the plan is for the current counterweight, I would like to see a serviceable version that do not compromize the securing of the counterweight.

Right now, even with replacing the nylocks...
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-02-2018, 05:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,156
Posted By nilberg
It might be a 電id you plug it in question, but...

It might be a 電id you plug it in question, but what EFIS are you using ?

Do you need to convert from capacitance to resistance ?
Forum: RV-10 10-01-2018, 09:16 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 8,670
Posted By nilberg
That looks good. I am currently doing the same on...

That looks good. I am currently doing the same on my RV-7. From the pictures it looks like some attachment points are recessed. They look like micro cupcake forms. What is the purpose for those? Did...
Forum: Tools 09-25-2018, 01:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 897
Posted By nilberg
My pneumatic squeezer and hand squeezer are using...

My pneumatic squeezer and hand squeezer are using the same yokes, so the added cost isn稚 reallly that big.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-20-2018, 04:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 569
Posted By nilberg
RV-7 drawings show the firewall as "F-601A-2...

RV-7 drawings show the firewall as "F-601A-2 Firewall Bulkhead", so it looks to me it's a RV-6 part.
Forum: Texas (South) 09-14-2018, 08:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 822
Posted By nilberg
I値l be there.

I値l be there.
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-09-2018, 12:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,007
Posted By nilberg
I don稚 think any adjustments are possible, they...

I don稚 think any adjustments are possible, they get riveted together back to back with some beefy flat aluminum bars (the ones used to bolt on the VS)....
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-07-2018, 06:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 881
Posted By nilberg
I have to disagree with Carlos. Have a look at...

I have to disagree with Carlos.

Have a look at DWG 38, Detail F.

It's the lower screw of the reinforcement angle (F-786B) that binds the bracket to the lower and auxiliary longeron. I assume it's...
Forum: RV-6/6A 09-07-2018, 04:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,628
Posted By nilberg
I will, maybe very soon. I have yet to install...

I will, maybe very soon.

I have yet to install my rear window, so I have good access from both sides of the bulkhead and your mod looks very neat.
Forum: RV-6/6A 09-07-2018, 03:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,628
Posted By nilberg
A good idea with the cable. Avoiding the tube...

A good idea with the cable. Avoiding the tube through the flap motor housing is a big plus as it enables the use of the alternative flap motor (the one with built on position indicator).
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-07-2018, 12:03 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,119
Posted By nilberg
With zero edge distance, I meant it in a bad way....

With zero edge distance, I meant it in a bad way. I completely messed up the location of the hole, see log entry:...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-06-2018, 01:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,119
Posted By nilberg
What Bruce said...

After ending up with zero edge distance, I did exactly what Bruce described.
I drilled the canopy hinge holes first and used those to match drill the Delrin blocs and ribs. If you search in the...
Forum: Tools 09-02-2018, 10:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,594
Posted By nilberg
Stuck squeezer - Update

I managed to get it unstuck by first sliding it off the rivet (smearing it in the process) and removing the main bolt. I am going to send it off for...
Forum: Tools 09-01-2018, 04:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,594
Posted By nilberg
Looks like the photo links are a little hit and...

Looks like the photo links are a little hit and miss.

I think I fixed it.
Forum: Tools 09-01-2018, 02:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,594
Posted By nilberg
Stuck squeezer - promise not to laugh

My alligator squeezer is...
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-27-2018, 03:45 PM
Replies: 1,812
Views: 1,022,089
Posted By nilberg
Thumbs up Fuselage riveting done

For me, finishing the fuselage skins was more satisfying than flipping the canoe. After removing the vinyl and cleaning with MEK, I just sat there for a minute ogling the shiny...
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