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Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS Today, 10:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 594
Posted By bobnoffs
yea, you guys are right. the woodworking books...

yea, you guys are right. the woodworking books call it ''workmanship at risk''. looking back though i have done the other mods, improved canopy latch, ast mod, hor. stab and others without a hitch....
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS Yesterday, 06:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 594
Posted By bobnoffs
thanks to all for the feedback.although i am...

thanks to all for the feedback.although i am building i am about done and the wings are closed up. i think i will let this go until it becomes a problem. if the holes to drill out were still open it...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-16-2020, 12:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 594
Posted By bobnoffs
yes, smoking rivets or any other sign they aren't...

yes, smoking rivets or any other sign they aren't tight. i am still building. if anyone turns up these rivets number of hours would be good to know.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-16-2020, 11:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 594
Posted By bobnoffs
wing doubler kit rv-12 #14-11-03

i would like to know if the loose rivets in the wing skin have occurred for any 12's flying. i am wondering what others have found.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-15-2020, 05:36 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,146
Posted By bobnoffs
i used to use a winch to put a piper warrior...

i used to use a winch to put a piper warrior away. whether the nose wheel is controlled by pedals or not you need a tow bar on the nose gear to guide it in place as it is winched. you can not winch...
Forum: Reviews 01-14-2020, 08:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 514
Posted By bobnoffs
i worry about what happens when one of these...

i worry about what happens when one of these ''milk house'' heaters is remotely fired up and because of the cold, well used motor, etc. the fan doesn't start turning. i see it all the time when the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-13-2020, 12:05 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,146
Posted By bobnoffs
i used a ''windlas'' i modified a little. those...

i used a ''windlas'' i modified a little. those winches off 4wd are way overkill and way too slow. i bet you can be in business for less than $100, including remote control. use poly rope . steel...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-05-2020, 12:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 761
Posted By bobnoffs
i have kept a can in the freezer for at least 3...

i have kept a can in the freezer for at least 3 yrs and use it still. sets up the same as the day i got it. i wouldn't use it to seal tanks but as long as it mixes and sets up i have other uses for...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-02-2020, 07:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 956
Posted By bobnoffs
thanks for the reply's. the residue is more like...

thanks for the reply's. the residue is more like a smeared fingerprint. i keep mineral spirits in one of those red plastic ketchup bottles in my shop. i have found it to be very effective on old...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-01-2020, 08:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 956
Posted By bobnoffs
tape residue on canopy

after removing the electrical tape from my canopy what solvent can i use to remove tape glue residue? it is very light and only in occasional spots. i thought i have read mineral spirits is safe but...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-01-2020, 06:50 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,353
Posted By bobnoffs
i also used the switch to preheat my shop in the...

i also used the switch to preheat my shop in the hangar.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-01-2020, 11:43 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,353
Posted By bobnoffs
i think i would take one of these, no matter what...

i think i would take one of these, no matter what they are rated for , and use them to turn on a contactor made by a vendor that had been making contactors for years. seems like that's where the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-31-2019, 07:53 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,353
Posted By bobnoffs
just curious..........do all of these devices...

just curious..........do all of these devices work no matter how cold the temp they are sitting in?
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 12-28-2019, 10:03 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,265
Posted By bobnoffs
just an observation.........the 10 deg c. and...

just an observation.........the 10 deg c. and doubling rate is a law of chemistry/physics. same law that makes keeping an engine always warm in the winter questionable....it rusts faster.
my...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-24-2019, 07:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 692
Posted By bobnoffs
i used the valve like is on the bottom of an air...

i used the valve like is on the bottom of an air tank for bleeding. it wasn't alternate air for my pitot , it was for my fuel vent line. i think it is curious they are used [required for pitot] but...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-17-2019, 06:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 713
Posted By bobnoffs
where does the chlorine go?

where does the chlorine go?
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-15-2019, 06:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 975
Posted By bobnoffs
dan, i think i get a ''rounder'' hole with the...

dan,
i think i get a ''rounder'' hole with the reamer and i know using the reamer feels smoother and no tendency for the tool to be pulled into the work with the reamer.seems like material is...
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-15-2019, 08:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 975
Posted By bobnoffs
no matter what you do a ''match'' on i would...

no matter what you do a ''match'' on i would think a 4 flute reamer would make a rounder hole than a drill bit. i did reaming quite a bit on my 12. no matter what others ran into my prepunched holes...
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-09-2019, 05:48 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,746
Posted By bobnoffs
steve, do you know the part number or...

steve, do you know the part number or description of the teflon hose that hydraulic shops sell we shouldn't buy? and what kind of designation on the teflon that is ok?
thanks.
Forum: RV-14 12-04-2019, 06:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,271
Posted By bobnoffs
taking a shot at redrilling your holes in a new...

taking a shot at redrilling your holes in a new piece has no guarantees they are going to come out perfect. if you get a good fit with the bracket with elongated holes maybe part of the hole could be...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-03-2019, 06:34 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,393
Posted By bobnoffs
sooooo...would a preheated engine alleviate the...

sooooo...would a preheated engine alleviate the problem? do we also need to warm the battery? i have 2 on the shelf waiting til spring to be installed. i missed this point. would a battery warmer...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-02-2019, 06:15 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,081
Posted By bobnoffs
i have gotten away from running a continuous...

i have gotten away from running a continuous charger on an oddessey because it's not needed. agm batteries go for months and hold their charge. i fly the plane enough and most do [once a month] to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-01-2019, 05:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 784
Posted By bobnoffs
there are a lot of different size stick-on sizes...

there are a lot of different size stick-on sizes made by katz. i used a larger and 2 smaller sizes on a jabiru. they really stick well. had one on a rounded toyota oil pan over 300,000 miles and it...
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-29-2019, 07:19 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,837
Posted By bobnoffs
kyle, i would expect it would but i am...

kyle,
i would expect it would but i am questioning buffing out the present paint vs. repainting.
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-29-2019, 06:20 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,837
Posted By bobnoffs
i don't have experience with anything but poly...

i don't have experience with anything but poly fiber on cloth but i have to ask why you don't just add another coat after the proper wait time if the dull finish is smooth?seems much quicker and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-19-2019, 09:00 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,645
Posted By bobnoffs
the ''untrained eye''. ok, so it was just a phone...

the ''untrained eye''. ok, so it was just a phone call to ANPlumbing to get specific recommendations for assemblies to be used in airplanes.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-17-2019, 06:01 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,645
Posted By bobnoffs
for me they were much cheaper. how can a brick...

for me they were much cheaper. how can a brick and mortar business hand you a finished product that costs no more than the ''raw materials''? i am not saying the service isn't worth it, but it costs...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-17-2019, 04:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,533
Posted By bobnoffs
i think weighing with one scale is fine [that's...

i think weighing with one scale is fine [that's how i did it] but remember to block up the 2 wheels not being weighed the thickness of the scale to keep everything level at each weighing
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-17-2019, 07:57 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,645
Posted By bobnoffs
i did my own with no special tools and they all...

i did my own with no special tools and they all went together as advertised.. don't leak now. time will tell.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-16-2019, 08:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,145
Posted By bobnoffs
i never dimpled [ or countersunk]my panel when i...

i never dimpled [ or countersunk]my panel when i made it from scratch. never thought of that when i posted.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-16-2019, 06:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,145
Posted By bobnoffs
if you are going to the trouble of ordering...

if you are going to the trouble of ordering screws i went to mc master carr for torx head for the panel. i don't think phillips would strip but originally i used allen heads. i can tell you they are...
Forum: Autopilots 11-12-2019, 05:23 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,823
Posted By bobnoffs
you are right andrew. 17 unreturned calls over 3...

you are right andrew. 17 unreturned calls over 3 weeks isn't super smooth.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-02-2019, 07:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,121
Posted By bobnoffs
so why not fill the tank with fuel and keep an...

so why not fill the tank with fuel and keep an eye on it?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-24-2019, 07:25 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,045
Posted By bobnoffs
just an observation but i think the failure rate...

just an observation but i think the failure rate of rv tanks is terrible. i have never had a new piece of equipment with an engine leak fuel from its tank. and this is in an airplane, not a lawn...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-12-2019, 11:38 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 14,937
Posted By bobnoffs
i bought a used atv yesterday. asking $2000. i...

i bought a used atv yesterday. asking $2000. i offered 1700, seller said i'll take 1800. sold. what laid back seller. no offense taken.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-07-2019, 06:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,104
Posted By bobnoffs
a year before the new tank came out I built a26...

a year before the new tank came out I built a26 gallon tank that fits transverse. can be completely disconnected in 30 minutes and be removed without any more disassembly. it also took a year to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-07-2019, 06:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,522
Posted By bobnoffs
or with wings on!

or with wings on!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-07-2019, 06:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,522
Posted By bobnoffs
good idea. I just plopped my 12 wheels onto/into...

good idea. I just plopped my 12 wheels onto/into the dollies as they came from harbor freight. moved it around all summer like that.
step ladder works like an a frame for a small chain hoist to lift...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-03-2019, 04:17 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,611
Posted By bobnoffs
so far this as clear as mud to me. every ias...

so far this as clear as mud to me. every ias equates to a tas. does the tas number that vans lists now equate to the old ias?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-30-2019, 11:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,291
Posted By bobnoffs
thanks scott, that's what i was looking for.

thanks scott, that's what i was looking for.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-28-2019, 05:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,291
Posted By bobnoffs
hi all, in another life i drove a semi and...

hi all,
in another life i drove a semi and became pretty good at securing everything from x ray machines to the family boat and trailer. i can get the plane loaded and secured. my question is about...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-24-2019, 02:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,291
Posted By bobnoffs
trailering a 12.

in 3 weeks i plan to trailer my 12 35 miles to the hangar. vert. stab. is in place with the rudder. originally my plan was to put is on an 8' x 10' snowmobile trailer, knock down tire pressure and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-20-2019, 10:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 664
Posted By bobnoffs
larry, i pm'd you.

larry, i pm'd you.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-19-2019, 08:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 664
Posted By bobnoffs
paint prep help

hi all,
my 12 will be flying by summer and it will be moved to the hangar in a month. i have the opportunity to have the a&p at my airport paint my plane [in pieces] after i do all the prep, either...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-06-2019, 07:54 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 563
Posted By bobnoffs
yes, very nice looking. what happened to the...

yes, very nice looking.
what happened to the steel latch tube when you ruined the handle?
Forum: RV-9/9A 09-06-2019, 05:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 981
Posted By bobnoffs
bucking bar leaning against a rib? a few years...

bucking bar leaning against a rib?
a few years ago our fbo opened a cessna wing and found that.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-05-2019, 08:06 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 14,937
Posted By bobnoffs
so if the ''what's the least you will take'' is...

so if the ''what's the least you will take'' is unacceptable do sellers take offense at an offer lower than they would take?
i usually do not buy something used and pay the asking price. that's just...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-05-2019, 07:57 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,924
Posted By bobnoffs
this shouldn't be so difficult. pull the battery...

this shouldn't be so difficult. pull the battery and see if it drains. if it does you need a new battery. if it doesn't then you have a parasite load in the system with the master off. at this...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-02-2019, 06:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,355
Posted By bobnoffs
fwiw i put permatex #1 or 2 on a piece of metal...

fwiw
i put permatex #1 or 2 on a piece of metal and a week later cleaned it up with gasoline.i called permates and got an ''old timer'' there that confirmed neither #1 or #2 was truly gas proof....
Forum: RV-14 09-01-2019, 08:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,633
Posted By bobnoffs
you can make epoxy and microballoons as thick as...

you can make epoxy and microballoons as thick as you want and it will not sag. when i am making it ''drier'' i put a drop of straight epoxy on my rubber gloved finger and rub it onto the area the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-30-2019, 06:08 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 401
Posted By bobnoffs
try a hair dryer. a lot less chance of getting...

try a hair dryer. a lot less chance of getting too much heat. if you want a little more heat hobby shops sell a heat gun for shringing mylar on models.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-30-2019, 06:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,346
Posted By bobnoffs
i punch out the mandrel first with a spring...

i punch out the mandrel first with a spring loaded punch.
where you can get into trouble ''pounding'' the rivet thru after the head is drilled out is when the material is thin. if the rivet slips...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-29-2019, 10:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,346
Posted By bobnoffs
drilling out pop rivets

put a stop on the drill bit so only 1/4'' of the bit is exposed. when outcomes aren't so good drilling out pop rivets often it is caused by the longer bit ''wallowing'' out the hole either as it...
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-29-2019, 07:10 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 15,375
Posted By bobnoffs
i have never heard of an auto having its glass...

i have never heard of an auto having its glass panel taken out by ov but i installed one similiar to colin's. my relay on the b lead is disconnected by a domino sized unit sold by perihelion,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-26-2019, 06:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 548
Posted By bobnoffs
for 2 builds i have used builders insurance. it...

for 2 builds i have used builders insurance. it is of course, based on the value of the project. i think about $300/yr for 60k coverage. everyone offers it [well, almost everyone i guess].
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-17-2019, 06:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 916
Posted By bobnoffs
great idea. motorcycle ride to h.f. today.

great idea. motorcycle ride to h.f. today.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-16-2019, 05:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 916
Posted By bobnoffs
removing pop rivets

i guess i have been doing ok removing rivets by pounding out the mandrel with a small punch. a lot of the success depends on how rigid the material is around the rivet. is there any tool made that...
Forum: RV-14 08-13-2019, 04:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,076
Posted By bobnoffs
drifting off the thread here but ''alternate...

drifting off the thread here but ''alternate air'', doesn't anyone but me have an alternate air source for your fuel tank vent? siphon break builders exempt.
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-11-2019, 06:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,551
Posted By bobnoffs
or file it.

or file it.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-09-2019, 06:22 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 6,582
Posted By bobnoffs
fwiw, i just e mailed the company that displayed...

fwiw, i just e mailed the company that displayed the transfer tank on wheels as osh and they said fed regs kick over 119 gallons, not 95.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-07-2019, 05:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 9,100
Posted By bobnoffs
right now i have a 55 gal drum on a custom 4...

right now i have a 55 gal drum on a custom 4 wheel dolly. i have a popular 8gpm pump on the drum. pump is easily removeable with a 2'' union at the drum. $8 at menards or $32 at ace hdwe. for the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-05-2019, 12:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 550
Posted By bobnoffs
platenuts/anchor nuts

the platenuts acs offers in k1000-06 seem very flimsy compared what vans offers. there is at least a third more material between the nut and the rivet hole with vans. anyone else shy away from the...
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