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Forum: RV-10 Yesterday, 11:03 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,708
Posted By fl-mike
The K&S hobby tubing rack at your local Ace...

The K&S hobby tubing rack at your local Ace Hardware will have lots of thin wall brass and aluminum tubing.
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-14-2018, 10:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,549
Posted By fl-mike
Is that entire plane skimmed with Bondo? What...

Is that entire plane skimmed with Bondo? What is going on on the side between the canopy and the wing that is cracked and lifting?
Wow.
But the prop and spinner doesnít look bad!

Move on, plenty...
Forum: Tools 08-14-2018, 06:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,214
Posted By fl-mike
Lift table on castors? Check Craigslist How...

Lift table on castors? Check Craigslist
How about this? It even looks fast!
https://dallas.craigslist.org/ftw/for/d/stryker-pro-mx-r3/6666826138.html
Forum: Formation Flying 08-10-2018, 09:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 379
Posted By fl-mike
Regular Push-pull throttles are fine. Push button...

Regular Push-pull throttles are fine.
Push button / Locking mixture-type vernier controls are not allowed on the throttle.

If youíve ever flown formation, you know that the throttle is in constant...
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-07-2018, 02:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 652
Posted By fl-mike
Been there, done that on a 6. Swapping the...

Been there, done that on a 6. Swapping the scoops was not that bad, once you spend some time thinking about how to make it look seamless.

Use a die grinder with cutoff wheel to cut off old scoop...
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-04-2018, 10:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 399
Posted By fl-mike
I got the non-locking deluxe fuel caps. Some...

I got the non-locking deluxe fuel caps.
Some large flange hinge pieces if you want to do the hidden hinge wing tip attachment method.
The other suggestions are good.
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-01-2018, 08:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 860
Posted By fl-mike
Probably because he misspelled Neil's name! :eek:...

Probably because he misspelled Neil's name! :eek: That will get you detention at rock school!

But yeah, wedge blocks, double sided tape, clamps, etc. And then make three anyway. It's a right of...
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-01-2018, 05:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 674
Posted By fl-mike
https://www.arc-components.com/round-and-square-pa...

https://www.arc-components.com/round-and-square-panel-mount-circuit-breakers.html
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-01-2018, 04:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 904
Posted By fl-mike
I used FlyQ this year for the OSH trip and really...

I used FlyQ this year for the OSH trip and really like it. Previously used FF. I also found FlyQ more intuitive and like the larger text for old eyes. Syncs with the online planner, etc.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-31-2018, 10:40 AM
Replies: 255
Views: 34,531
Posted By fl-mike
This takes me back to undergraduate...

This takes me back to undergraduate engineering:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Queueing_theory

Way, way back!

I think CB..err...Mr. Clark may have some academic resources at his disposal! :D ...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-30-2018, 12:58 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,848
Posted By fl-mike
Randy, Whatever is easier to clean off the...

Randy,
Whatever is easier to clean off the belly!

I'm running Phillips xc20w50 and Camguard. JB said keep doing what you're doing when he swapped my (perfect) Eci AD cylinders at 430 hours. Cam...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-27-2018, 08:08 PM
Replies: 255
Views: 34,531
Posted By fl-mike
The 36 departure controller Friday morning was...

The 36 departure controller Friday morning was awesome.
Efficient and enthusiastic. Even complimented the Dc-3 for blowing him off the stand during runup!
Somebody in line knew him by name, so Iím...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-24-2018, 09:02 PM
Replies: 255
Views: 34,531
Posted By fl-mike
Once I got past Fisk, it seemed I had the sky to...

Once I got past Fisk, it seemed I had the sky to myself.
Sure seemed like they could have had more planes in the pipe to 27, but thatís not my call (and Fisk is not the only pipe of arrivals). I am...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-20-2018, 02:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 421
Posted By fl-mike
Same here, made my own, twice! :D Factory part...

Same here, made my own, twice! :D
Factory part fit was not to my standards.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-12-2018, 05:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 665
Posted By fl-mike
The MOA boundary moved east about ten miles as...

The MOA boundary moved east about ten miles as shown on a current sectional.
Not sure when it moved.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-12-2018, 10:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 849
Posted By fl-mike
The barbs are fine. I used Tygon tubing. My...

The barbs are fine. I used Tygon tubing. My only leak was the NPT side of a plastic fitting at the instrument. Kind of crappy threads if you look at them, with a mold seam across the threads. I...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-05-2018, 10:32 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 62,519
Posted By fl-mike
Hmmm, I use a variable speed rotary for all of it...

Hmmm, I use a variable speed rotary for all of it (buffing). Not sure how you avoid edge burn with a DA. I always buff "off" at the edges. Only takes and instant if you hit it the wrong way to...
Forum: Painting your RV 07-05-2018, 10:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 911
Posted By fl-mike
Having done a strip and repaint myself, I'm...

Having done a strip and repaint myself, I'm convinced that 80% of a repaint cost is the stripping! I never want to do that again! ( and this was using the new pink peroxide based stripper, not the...
Forum: RV-12 07-03-2018, 06:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 559
Posted By fl-mike
Have a real part number and manufacturer, or a...

Have a real part number and manufacturer, or a photo?
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-03-2018, 01:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 543
Posted By fl-mike
My 6" Diacro notcher made similar quick work of...

My 6" Diacro notcher made similar quick work of that operation. Very clean and quick.

A local Craigslist find.
Forum: Tools 07-03-2018, 01:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 580
Posted By fl-mike
I think Bob Avery may have included just such a...

I think Bob Avery may have included just such a thing with his C-frame.
I may have one in the drawer. Will check tonight.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-30-2018, 10:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,748
Posted By fl-mike
I did a similar test about 30(!) years ago when...

I did a similar test about 30(!) years ago when building a 4.
I found that freshly solution heat treated rivets (driven ďsoftĒ and then aged for a few days if I recall correctly) sheared almost...
Forum: COMM 06-25-2018, 07:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 515
Posted By fl-mike
Try cleaning the screen flex contacts first.

Try cleaning the screen flex contacts first.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-17-2018, 07:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 531
Posted By fl-mike
C&K 9000 series should work if it will fit. The...

C&K 9000 series should work if it will fit.
The ubiquitous 7000 series does not quite have the DC current rating you need.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-11-2018, 04:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 899
Posted By fl-mike
Per theory, the midpoint location will give the...

Per theory, the midpoint location will give the average pressure between two different pressures (slip or skid). So, thatís where I made my junction, because, well, me. The offset junction has been...
Forum: Safety 06-05-2018, 11:15 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,434
Posted By fl-mike
Mine were torqued (hinge rod end jam nuts) but...

Mine were torqued (hinge rod end jam nuts) but loose after 100 hours or so. I attributed it to torquing on a top coat painted surface and subsequent cold flow of the paint out of the bearing...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-31-2018, 08:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,338
Posted By fl-mike
As Redbud40 said, Jan Bussell in Okeechobee will...

As Redbud40 said, Jan Bussell in Okeechobee will get you up to speed in no time. Once he said I was good to go, my first flight was a non-event.
The biggest issue was the drive! Three hours vs. 35...
Forum: Reviews 05-30-2018, 09:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,647
Posted By fl-mike
Looks a lot like a Bolle ski helmet with less...

Looks a lot like a Bolle ski helmet with less ventilation. Always wondered if my POC ski helmet would be just as good as something like this. Only use it one week a year now!
Forum: RV-14 05-09-2018, 12:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,222
Posted By fl-mike
Something "squeezy" (rivet squeezer with flush...

Something "squeezy" (rivet squeezer with flush dies or a vise)
Something "pointy" and a hammer. (a drift punch is one "pointy" tool)

:)
Forum: RV-10 05-08-2018, 10:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 992
Posted By fl-mike
Safety wire garrote. Slice the sealant between...

Safety wire garrote. Slice the sealant between the parts.
Forum: Painting your RV 05-08-2018, 10:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 863
Posted By fl-mike
Ask you potential paint shops. Most shops will...

Ask you potential paint shops. Most shops will remove any existing coating since they have no idea of the quality of that coating and they have to warranty their work. I don't know if this applies...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-07-2018, 01:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 490
Posted By fl-mike
Yes, they are in the hardware section of the...

Yes, they are in the hardware section of the catalog.
Forum: Safety 05-03-2018, 10:28 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 8,384
Posted By fl-mike
I got in the habit of saying "Experimental RV"...

I got in the habit of saying "Experimental RV" since someone pointed out years ago that "RV" sounds a lot like "Army".

I also subscribe to the color call out as it gives me a better chance of being...
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-03-2018, 08:53 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,656
Posted By fl-mike
I'm thinking Kydex

I'm thinking Kydex
Forum: Painting your RV 05-01-2018, 06:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,616
Posted By fl-mike
Aerospace or refinish (auto)?

Aerospace or refinish (auto)?
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-20-2018, 05:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 526
Posted By fl-mike
Separate switches should fine. Will need a fuse...

Separate switches should fine. Will need a fuse for each.
If the strobe supplies are co-located with the lights, a local power ground for the power side should also work okay.
Forum: Safety 04-19-2018, 02:14 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 14,409
Posted By fl-mike
Iíve flown my 6A to about 50í over the numbers...

Iíve flown my 6A to about 50í over the numbers with just rudder, manual elevator trim, and throttle. Hands off the stick. Started about 2500í and set up a descent. Try it, itís fun and something...
Forum: Tools 04-12-2018, 02:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 951
Posted By fl-mike
Gun/bucking bar riveting is a very low air use...

Gun/bucking bar riveting is a very low air use activity. I use a $49 (sale) HF 3 gal. Noisy, but compact. It struggles a bit on a row of back rivets but again, the bursts are so short it is not an...
Forum: Safety 04-04-2018, 09:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 782
Posted By fl-mike
This is what I have. Halon to put out a fire,...

This is what I have. Halon to put out a fire, Tundra type to cool me off (like if my shoes are melting!).
Forum: My RV Build Project 04-02-2018, 03:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,141
Posted By fl-mike
I converted the top half of the cowl firewall...

I converted the top half of the cowl firewall line from hinges to Skybolt. Took a little doing and some glass work, but I was repainting the whole plane anyway (well, a total rebuild really). This...
Forum: RV-9/9A 03-28-2018, 07:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,413
Posted By fl-mike
Iím surprised you didnít have to de-air the...

Iím surprised you didnít have to de-air the nosewheel or shim the mains to get level. Does the 9 sit level naturally? The 6A needed a lot of wood under the main gear scales.
Forum: RV-14 03-26-2018, 05:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,262
Posted By fl-mike
Try it without F-01411 installed first. On my 8...

Try it without F-01411 installed first.
On my 8 in this area I had to open up the slots for the longerons slightly as the longeron was not sitting all the way down in the bulkhead slot and holding...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-23-2018, 01:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 732
Posted By fl-mike
Get it off now! It is very important to...

Get it off now!
It is very important to completely rinse off the phosphoric acid. Leaving it on will lead to corrosion.
Re-treat the area with 33 and scotchbrite pads and rinse well.
As others have...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-09-2018, 07:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,713
Posted By fl-mike
That is incorrect. "Solution" heat treating...

That is incorrect. "Solution" heat treating refers to dissolving all the alloying elements into a solid solution. The heating can be by any number of methods. For small parts an air oven is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-08-2018, 05:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,713
Posted By fl-mike
Solution heat treated, not annealed. Different...

Solution heat treated, not annealed. Different things.
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-08-2018, 10:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 868
Posted By fl-mike
I don't know if it is even possible due to skin...

I don't know if it is even possible due to skin hole spacing, but is it possible you have the L and R spars reversed? (and upside down).

Usually, if something is that far off, you have made a...
Forum: Primers 03-07-2018, 09:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 694
Posted By fl-mike
Do not use milk/water jugs. They will leak....

Do not use milk/water jugs. They will leak.
Arizona Iced Tea and similar jugs work great.
Keep the Alodine jugs in a dark container like a black Rubbermaid container.
Forum: COMM 03-05-2018, 09:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,633
Posted By fl-mike
Itís all about the impeadence (inductance really)...

Itís all about the impeadence (inductance really) of the shield drain wire.
As frequency goes up, the inductance of the wire becomes a larger contributor to the impedance of the wire. Above a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-02-2018, 08:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,361
Posted By fl-mike
Something glitched. Call Vanís.

Something glitched. Call Vanís.
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-27-2018, 01:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,253
Posted By fl-mike
As Greg said, usually not on purpose! There is...

As Greg said, usually not on purpose!
There is substantial "lift" on the canopy in flight.
Take a look at that plastic slider block on the track and ask yourself if that is all you want holding the...
Forum: RV-14 02-26-2018, 04:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,760
Posted By fl-mike
Or wait for the inevitable engine sag? :)

Or wait for the inevitable engine sag? :)
Forum: RV-10 02-25-2018, 07:48 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,444
Posted By fl-mike
$5 a piece (side) on the web. Six years or so...

$5 a piece (side) on the web.

Six years or so and no issues. Did have one of the little pieces on the step start to lift, so replaced that when I did the step reinforcement. Gnarly dude!:D
Forum: RV-4 02-22-2018, 10:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,094
Posted By fl-mike
Showplanes has a pre-bent rollbar piece. Check...

Showplanes has a pre-bent rollbar piece.
Check their website.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-21-2018, 05:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 981
Posted By fl-mike
Don't pull the tank! Is it the sender, or the...

Don't pull the tank!
Is it the sender, or the access plate?
I just did this on my 6A. You can remove the sender from the root. You wouldn't think so, but it was quite easy. Plenty of room.
I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-15-2018, 09:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,067
Posted By fl-mike
Lance Logan / Aerocanopy ^^^ a few posts up. ^^^

Lance Logan / Aerocanopy ^^^ a few posts up. ^^^
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-15-2018, 12:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,101
Posted By fl-mike
Etch, chromate covert (Alodine) in the flat. ...

Etch, chromate covert (Alodine) in the flat. (less wear on the abrasive pads)
Dimple.
Prime.
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-14-2018, 09:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,831
Posted By fl-mike
Boy, I wouldnít do that operation anywhere near...

Boy, I wouldnít do that operation anywhere near that nice undented skin...
Forum: Florida (South) 02-11-2018, 07:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,233
Posted By fl-mike
Flying > warm

Saw all those posts with white stuff on the ground, so I decided to post a couple photos from our formation hop Saturday. 82F on the ground and looking quite summer'ish....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-30-2018, 10:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 634
Posted By fl-mike
Couple things: 1. Keep the spray gun trigger...

Couple things:
1. Keep the spray gun trigger pulled to keep air flowing in between full-pulls that trigger paint flow. The pressure regulator at the gun should be set with air flowing (it will...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-30-2018, 09:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 660
Posted By fl-mike
I have six different holes/apertures for the...

I have six different holes/apertures for the lower die in my table.
I helps to have options so the part/sheet is balanced and well supported depending on where you are working on the sheet.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-29-2018, 06:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,597
Posted By fl-mike
Five paint mixing sticks, eight c-clamps,...

Five paint mixing sticks, eight c-clamps, sharpie, duct tape. Done.
Donít over-complicate it.

Kind of like trimming a countertop to fit against an irregular wall, only vertical.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-23-2018, 08:51 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 7,751
Posted By fl-mike
According to these guys, it was/is blown and had...

According to these guys, it was/is blown and had quite a few variations in shape over the production runs.
http://www.warbirdinformationexchange.org/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=64878

It was no doubt...
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