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Forum: Fiberglass Today, 07:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 604
Posted By sahrens
My cowling was very similar to your cowling when...

My cowling was very similar to your cowling when I started. It took a lot of small cuts and sanding to slowly bring it together. Many times I used a rasp to cut material away. The rasp was long...
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-14-2018, 09:34 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,145
Posted By sahrens
Maybe a stupid question

When you mounted the horizontal stabilizer was the aft spar behind F-711C bars? I could see the forward spar sitting too far forward if the aft spar was in front of the F-711C bars. That flange...
Forum: Tools 08-13-2018, 12:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 742
Posted By sahrens
I have had only one oil-less compressor. I...

I have had only one oil-less compressor. I recommend you do not purchase one. Especially given the low volume of air produced, it will be running a lot when riveting / drilling. Listening to the...
Forum: California 08-08-2018, 05:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 680
Posted By sahrens
I received a notice every year when I reserved a...

I received a notice every year when I reserved a N number. Every year I sent the form back with a letter stating it was a kit not an aircraft. Never heard anything from them until the next year. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-04-2018, 07:51 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,332
Posted By sahrens
I recently joined a group that shares a refill...

I recently joined a group that shares a refill tank. The three tank setup helps ensure you get as much out of each tank as possible and can top off the airplane tank. We are looking for a third...
Forum: Safety 07-30-2018, 06:03 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 7,603
Posted By sahrens
Short of assigning everyone a day and time they...

Short of assigning everyone a day and time they can arrive at Osh, there really isn't anyway to prevent too many aircraft arriving at one time. I don't believe anyone is interested or willing to be...
Forum: Safety 07-30-2018, 03:25 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 7,603
Posted By sahrens
Specific suggestions

Too many aircraft in one area trying to hold in an undefined holding area, stretch out and define specific locations. Here is a few suggestions.

1. Define the Green Lake hold as starting at J & L...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-25-2018, 03:45 PM
Replies: 255
Views: 34,473
Posted By sahrens
A couple of thoughts/ observations. On Sunday...

A couple of thoughts/ observations. On Sunday the pattern was surprisingly quiet due to the mass arrival of the Mooneys, bonanzas and T-6s. I was expecting a mass arrival of single aircraft...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-10-2018, 02:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 733
Posted By sahrens
Here is my build log, not sure it is detailed...

Here is my build log, not sure it is detailed enough.

http://www.mykitlog.com/users/category.php?user=sdahrens&project=248&category=11167

For Skybolt spacing I followed Don Jones' method discussed...
Forum: Electrical Systems 07-07-2018, 08:19 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 17,687
Posted By sahrens
I had a flashing warning light and spent time...

I had a flashing warning light and spent time troubleshooting the charging system. After sending an email to EarthX, they suggested that I might be having a heat issue instead. I completely missed...
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-06-2018, 08:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 634
Posted By sahrens
Dan - I believe there is insufficient room for...

Dan -

I believe there is insufficient room for the routing you are describing.

Here is an alternative routing you might consider. Continue the run along the longeron past 704 center section to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-28-2018, 08:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,174
Posted By sahrens
Either way. An RV-8 on our field ordered custom...

Either way. An RV-8 on our field ordered custom stripes from a company in Connecticut I believe. Or you can put it on and cut it to your specifications.

Check youtube for knifeless tape.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-28-2018, 05:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,174
Posted By sahrens
Seams

To add to what Indwarrior posted. Some of the seam placement is based on air flow over that section. Of course you want the upstream vinyl overlapping the downstream so the airflow does not pick at...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-27-2018, 08:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,174
Posted By sahrens
Costs

I am just finishing my vinyl. I purchased about $1,000.00 in material online and I paid a local guy $2,000.00 to apply about 85% of the job. I have done the rest. Most of the aircraft is polished....
Forum: Polishing your RV 06-22-2018, 01:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,237
Posted By sahrens
My plan is to tape the edges when I'm polishing...

My plan is to tape the edges when I'm polishing near the vinyl. I am testing different types of tape to see if any will pull up without pulling the vinyl loose.

I may have to use CaliforniaCustom...
Forum: Polishing your RV 06-22-2018, 07:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 579
Posted By sahrens
Here are my experiences / thoughts. I also use...

Here are my experiences / thoughts. I also use Nuvite
Forum: Polishing your RV 06-22-2018, 07:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,237
Posted By sahrens
Polish and vinyl

Almost done with the vinyl, never done with the polish


http://i68.tinypic.com/2u91pbc.jpg


http://i68.tinypic.com/11gni88.jpg
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-15-2018, 10:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,124
Posted By sahrens
Those are the numbers I tried, both stated...

Those are the numbers I tried, both stated disconnected
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-15-2018, 04:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,124
Posted By sahrens
EarthX?

Anyone been able to contact EarthX recently? Both numbers on their web site give a recording stating the numbers are disconnected or no longer in service.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-13-2018, 06:12 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,895
Posted By sahrens
By your post it looks like you are already using...

By your post it looks like you are already using a software product to design your panel. I used UpNorth Aviation to draw my panel. Bill was easy to work with while designing my panel and he has a...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 06-07-2018, 10:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 802
Posted By sahrens
Lest we forget

A friend I served with sent me this to me, I believe it is worth your time viewing and visiting in your RV travels. I know its on the top of my travel list.

The museum is Wings Over the Rockies Air...
Forum: California 06-04-2018, 07:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,263
Posted By sahrens
I went through this process in December. Dan...

I went through this process in December. Dan McGehee from Stockton conducted my inspection and I would use him again. It is my understanding that Dave Morss doesn't work outside the San Jose FSDO...
Forum: RV-9/9A 05-07-2018, 05:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 767
Posted By sahrens
Here is my subpanel

I had the same problem fitting my Garmin 400W. I lowered the avionics stack to avoid the release...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-03-2018, 05:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,085
Posted By sahrens
Well, my post was to provide a reference where I...

Well, my post was to provide a reference where I believed the A&P may have determined the signature requirement.

As posted Part 91 applies as 91.411 and 91.413 may apply to your aircraft. ...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-03-2018, 01:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,085
Posted By sahrens
43.9

I believe the A&P was referring to FAR 43.9


https://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?SID=e1988aee2c37f37eab9fca1c0132406e&mc=true&node=se14.1.43_19&rgn=div8

Which requires, among other things,...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-30-2018, 07:34 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,011
Posted By sahrens
Hi Adam, By using the spacer are you fitting the...

Hi Adam,

By using the spacer are you fitting the cowling without your propeller installed? I did it that way on my 7, and to answer your question, I had to trim off about 1.5 to 2.0 inches. But...
Forum: RV-14 04-26-2018, 07:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,881
Posted By sahrens
I believe there are three still around. The...

I believe there are three still around. The Museum of Flight in Seattle has one on display which is reported to be flyable, the Army Aviation Museum at Fort Rucker just finished restoring one and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-09-2018, 08:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,945
Posted By sahrens
I've used Coast Pneumatics

They carry a wide selection of push on air fittings.

https://www.coastpneumatics.com/buy-online.html
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-29-2018, 08:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 850
Posted By sahrens
My O-360-A1A seems to run at 3.2 in cruise. ...

My O-360-A1A seems to run at 3.2 in cruise. That's measured by the Dynon equipment.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-26-2018, 07:26 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,512
Posted By sahrens
One solution

Here is one solution. I used these on my RV-7, it was faster than fabricating my own.

http://www.mykitairplane.com/product_pages/rvak/index.htm
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-17-2018, 11:02 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,988
Posted By sahrens
A couple of suggestions

After reviewing the plans I believe there is a problem with the plans layout.

Does the fuel line doubler have to be placed outside the firewall? A possible solution is to drill out the doubler...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-16-2018, 08:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,218
Posted By sahrens
I purchased a SB 7A kit and after finishing the...

I purchased a SB 7A kit and after finishing the side skins decided to convert to a 7. I did not install the steps, now I wish I had. Since then I know of two RV-6s builders that added steps. One...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-13-2018, 08:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 956
Posted By sahrens
worried about over torque

Just to add, to ensure you are torquing at the correct amount your torque wrench needs to be checked / calibrated. Certificated shops do it annually, FAA inspectors like to check the paperwork.

If...
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-13-2018, 08:04 AM
Replies: 1,788
Views: 906,544
Posted By sahrens
Trucking company

I used Partain Trucking for movement of mine. They are an advertiser here on VAF. I haven't used them in several years, but it is a least a place to start. Other folks may know of similar...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-08-2018, 07:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 749
Posted By sahrens
Serial number

I am not sure if I am answering your question. The L116-47 is the serial number of the engine. Based on its low number (116) I would hazard a guess this is an older engine. Maybe '58 or '59. You...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-08-2018, 06:52 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 9,645
Posted By sahrens
I am completing some of the vinyl and having an...

I am completing some of the vinyl and having an installer handle the complex curves. I think I will have $2,500 for material and labor. Much of the plane is polished.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-08-2018, 06:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 636
Posted By sahrens
It was close

When I installed the engine mount the holes in the firewall were close but not perfectly aligned with the engine mount. I suggest waiting until you get your engine mount before drilling those...
Forum: Polishing your RV 02-26-2018, 05:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,864
Posted By sahrens
In this first image the entire wing was polished...

In this first image the entire wing was polished with California Custom, then the left side (outboard) was polished with Nuvite using a buffer and a cyclo machine. The California Custom left a...
Forum: Polishing your RV 02-26-2018, 07:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,864
Posted By sahrens
I polished the top of my wings and the fuselage...

I polished the top of my wings and the fuselage with California Custom. But then I was swayed by the dark side and I went to the full on cyclo polishing.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-25-2018, 08:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,248
Posted By sahrens
The local FSDO said they would not come and...

The local FSDO said they would not come and inspect the airplane. I had to work through a local DAR. There were only two.

I completely agree with the statements about finding a few RV builders...
Forum: RV-14 02-24-2018, 07:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 970
Posted By sahrens
Someone posted an idea of using T-channel that...

Someone posted an idea of using T-channel that captures nuts for mounting the radios. I can't find that original post. It allows the radios to be re-positioned easily without having to drill new...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-24-2018, 07:06 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 392
Posted By sahrens
Good morning, I drilled initially 0.250" then...

Good morning,

I drilled initially 0.250" then went from there. Here are two links to the process I went through to get the it on the firewall. I was worried about the fit and alignment but it...
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-20-2018, 08:00 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,761
Posted By sahrens
Hey Larry, I can't help you with the slider...

Hey Larry,

I can't help you with the slider substructure and fitting the HDX screens, I built a tip-up. However, there is a lot of Dynon sub-components that need a home.

Here is a link to my...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-19-2018, 07:53 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,032
Posted By sahrens
I used the hinge pin method along the sides of...

I used the hinge pin method along the sides of the cowling and Skybolt fasteners around the firewall, including the bottom. I like the clean line of the hinge pin, but that is strictly a personal...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-17-2018, 09:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,032
Posted By sahrens
I dimpled the side skins and firewall flanges...

I dimpled the side skins and firewall flanges when I was preparing that area for riveting. The dimples did not make it a lot more difficult when I was adding the Skybolt flanges. But it did add to...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-31-2018, 08:49 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,017
Posted By sahrens
Congratulations Bill.

Congratulations Bill.
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-30-2018, 06:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,502
Posted By sahrens
Look at Drawing 4 in the lower right corner. You...

Look at Drawing 4 in the lower right corner. You see a label ELECTRIC TRIM EXPLODED ISO VIEW, just to the left of that is a note. The note states "Route servo wires through snap bushing allowing...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-25-2018, 05:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,201
Posted By sahrens
I installed 8.4" screen from Advanced Flight. I...

I installed 8.4" screen from Advanced Flight. I believe it was the best compromise from loosing a lot of panel real estate with 10" and better viewing than the 7". But many folks have installed 10"...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-23-2018, 04:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,163
Posted By sahrens
I replaced the Vans Battery Box with an EarthX...

I replaced the Vans Battery Box with an EarthX battery box on my RV-7. The hole pattern was the same.
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-22-2018, 07:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,904
Posted By sahrens
Very close, mine is 72982. So we certainly had...

Very close, mine is 72982. So we certainly had the same idea at the same time. I miss spoke (miss typed?), my wings are quick build but the plane was definitely built slooooowly.

Fortunately...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-21-2018, 06:23 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,904
Posted By sahrens
First flight

After a long, slow build my RV-7 finally takes flight.

http://i64.tinypic.com/qx70yf.jpg
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-17-2018, 12:56 PM
Replies: 688
Views: 133,610
Posted By sahrens
Why not attach the cone to an appropriate length...

Why not attach the cone to an appropriate length hex head screw that threads in from the back side to move the cone into the tie down?

Similar to the fuel drain fairing attachment but with the...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-16-2018, 08:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 825
Posted By sahrens
We have the same aircraft and engine. I trimmed...

We have the same aircraft and engine. I trimmed both the upper and lower cowling. Before trimming I found the neither edge was straight, so part of the process was to create a straight edge.

There...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-13-2018, 08:07 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 9,645
Posted By sahrens
Jared, I would interested in reading about your...

Jared,

I would interested in reading about your process to wrap the spinner. If you are willing to share
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-10-2018, 08:06 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 9,645
Posted By sahrens
I will be out of town for a few days and then...

I will be out of town for a few days and then hope to get some test flights done, weather permitting. It might be awhile for the next update, but I will post as progress gets made.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-10-2018, 07:52 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 9,645
Posted By sahrens
3M 1080 vinyl, the color is cosmic blue.

3M 1080 vinyl, the color is cosmic blue.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-10-2018, 06:03 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 9,645
Posted By sahrens
Well Bruce I took your advice. After finishing...

Well Bruce I took your advice. After finishing the oil door I was going to wrap the empennage fairing but I decided to have a go at the upper cowling. Moving to a much larger peice of vinyl was a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-09-2018, 07:19 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 9,645
Posted By sahrens
That is part of the reason I picked it to be...

That is part of the reason I picked it to be next. All part of the learning process. I did spend quite a while developing a plan to wrap it. Start on this edge, make sure this is down first, worry...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-09-2018, 06:06 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 9,645
Posted By sahrens
Wrapping project

Well, not only am I nuts for polishing my aircraft, I also am using vinyl as well. So I started with the easiest component I could find, the oil door. It took about an hour to explore how much the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-05-2018, 07:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 468
Posted By sahrens
Much like Bruce

I cut the ribs and moved them inboard 5 inches. I wanted to ensure there was sufficient space for a radio stack in the middle of the panel as well as 10"...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-02-2018, 12:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,217
Posted By sahrens
I trimmed it

Hi Steve,

I have a Garmin 400W in my stack so I faced the same delimma as you. As you probably know the sup-panel does not go as low as the main panel so that limits how far down the stack can sit....
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-25-2017, 08:34 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,901
Posted By sahrens
Stein

I shipped my radios to Stein and he built, bench tested and shipped a complete harness and my radios back me. Highly recommended!
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