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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-04-2016, 07:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 814
Posted By eh_v8_tor
Thanks

Thanks Wirejock,

I'll find those fwd and aft canopy deck rails to use as a reference until I get a replacement micrometer type guage.

Steve
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-04-2016, 05:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 814
Posted By eh_v8_tor
Red face To Dimple or Countersink the F-730 for AD3 rivets?

Hi Guys (and gals I presume),
I'm a bit embarrassed to ask this newbie question, but I've been away from the project for a long time, and I've also got a dead battery in my broken dial caliper... ...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-11-2015, 05:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,453
Posted By eh_v8_tor
First Start

Congrads on your first start! The beast finally comes to life.

As a newbie who is still working on the fuselage of an RV7, I have a question.
Why is it not recommended to start without the wings...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-02-2015, 06:38 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 27,984
Posted By eh_v8_tor
Trees or Water

Hi folks,

A very interesting thread. Here is my two cents Canadian worth on the topic.

I was witness to the aftermath of the crash of a Cessna Agtruck (C-188), and also helped recover the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-02-2014, 11:13 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,231
Posted By eh_v8_tor
More Tools! Grunt grunt grunt!

;). I was having similar problems when using the pneumatic squeezer. I even punched a figure 8 into one of the holes for the bottom rib of the rudder...but I digress.

Personally I've found...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-22-2014, 06:43 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,921
Posted By eh_v8_tor
To keep the mice away.

Hey guys,

We have trick we use when storing our boat in the old barn out back. We use bounce dryer sheets in every compartment of the boat. We've never had mice or chipmunks get into the boat,...
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 08-12-2014, 03:23 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 17,057
Posted By eh_v8_tor
Sealing an RV7 tip-up

Hi folks,

This has been a very interesting thread for me. Just a couple of stupid questions come to mind.

Is the water leakage only a problem on the ground, or while flying in rain?

I would like...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-06-2014, 08:36 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,704
Posted By eh_v8_tor
Hey Norman, Yep it could be cold in the cabin....

Hey Norman,

Yep it could be cold in the cabin.

Starting would certainly be a problem unless I pushed through to Vancouver or found a heated hanger to rent overnight.

One mod that I plan...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-06-2014, 07:39 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,704
Posted By eh_v8_tor
Cold wx / fuel system

Hi Stephen,

I'm envisioning taking my plane from a relatively warm hanger out into the extreme cold. Condensation could form and turn to ice which could plug screens. I'm thinking of going from +...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-06-2014, 06:12 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,704
Posted By eh_v8_tor
Cold weather / gascolator position

Is there anyone who is flying with the gascolators in the wing root, or anywhere other than on the hot side of the firewall?

What's the coldest weather you've flown in? Have you had any fuel flow...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-06-2014, 06:03 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,704
Posted By eh_v8_tor
Cold weather

Hi Vlad,

I saw your plane at the Stanley fly-in, too bad we didn't get a chance to meet in person.

Here is the thing. I'm using fuel injection so I have a high pressure boost pump. The pump...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-05-2014, 11:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,704
Posted By eh_v8_tor
Cold temps

Hi Norman,

I think the likely scenario would be if I were to pull the plane out of a toasty warm hanger into cold weather. One could even see colder temperatures at the chosen cruising altitude....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-05-2014, 11:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,704
Posted By eh_v8_tor
Cold wx

Hi Jay,

I've not flown a cherokee, but I assume that the gascolator is on the hot side of the firewall similar to the Cessna way of doing things. Is that correct!

Steve
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-05-2014, 10:34 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,704
Posted By eh_v8_tor
Question What is the coldest temperature you've flown in?

Hi Folks,

I 'm thinking about fuel system design with regard to the extreme cold weather that we get up here in Canada.

We are obliged to use a gascolator here. I've been wondering if anyone is...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-05-2014, 09:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,841
Posted By eh_v8_tor
Lightbulb Tie downs

Very cool idea for a tie down! I may use this for two of the points.

I've seen a good idea someone else posted on here where they make a spot to thread the wing's tie downs into the floor of...
Forum: RV-9/9A 04-15-2014, 07:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,528
Posted By eh_v8_tor
Exclamation Fuel = weight consider lateral C of G

Hi Dean,
I hate to be the devil's advocate here. Personally I considered making long range fuel tanks. I decided against it since we have short range bladders and a few other factors that boils...
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-04-2014, 02:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,118
Posted By eh_v8_tor
Question Finally buidling a Fuselage, a.k.a. the Hunt for the Elusive F-601-E-1

Finally Buidling a Fuselage, a.k.a. the Hunt for the Elusive F-601-E-1

Hi Guys,

I'm looking for some input from you guys that are just a bit ahead of me.

What do I make the F-601E-1 out...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-22-2013, 02:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,838
Posted By eh_v8_tor
Thumbs up Looks Like Cape Split!

Hi Paul,

It's a nice looking plane. Thanks for letting me see it a while back. Good job!
:)

Are you gonna be a repeat offender?



Steve Wolfe
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-07-2013, 06:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,499
Posted By eh_v8_tor
Question Should I plan to put a ground wire on the fuel gauge senders?

Hi Folks,

Has anyone ever had a problem with fuel guage accuracy that turned out to be a bad ground?

I'm currently picking away at building the tanks for an RV-7 with float type fuel gauges.

...
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-25-2013, 10:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,171
Posted By eh_v8_tor
Aileron push tube length? ...Has anyone had problems?

Hi RV-7 builders,

I've been putting off cutting my large aileron push tubes because I heard rumours that the plans were giving dimensions that were a bit too short.

The plans call for the tube...
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-25-2013, 10:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,814
Posted By eh_v8_tor
Smile Thanks for the replies.

Ah yes, I would probably want to match drill it to whatever is fuselage structure is underneath.

Thanks for the replies. It helped keep me on track!
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-23-2013, 01:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,814
Posted By eh_v8_tor
Lightbulb Should it be dimpled?

Thanks, that makes sense now!


I'm assuming at it should be dimpled. Is that correct? If so, then I will do it now in the C-frame tool.

Steve
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-23-2013, 09:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,814
Posted By eh_v8_tor
Question Extra Hole in the wing skin. Is it a water drain hole??

Hey everyone,

I'm building an RV-7, I've noticed a hole in the inboard bottom wing skin (w-704) that I'm not sure what to do with. It's located on the same line of rivets as the most inboard rib....
Forum: RV-9/9A 09-20-2013, 03:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,737
Posted By eh_v8_tor
Tools, tools, tools

Hey Jeff,

I can't really comment on that method of building because I didn't try it. Personally I would just go strictly to plans, but I am a big fan of using reamers when possible. The holes...
Forum: Canada 08-28-2013, 09:38 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,529
Posted By eh_v8_tor
I work that weekend, but end up in YHZ on Sunday...

I work that weekend, but end up in YHZ on Sunday aftfternoon. Will there be anyone there on Sunday after about 2:30 PM? If so, then I'll rent a car and come on out.

If Paul's Tuttle's newly flying...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-28-2013, 08:39 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,708
Posted By eh_v8_tor
Just a guess, but maybe a dirty stuck switch, or...

Just a guess, but maybe a dirty stuck switch, or perhaps some moisture such as sweat getting into the switch. Beyond that, a bad switch. Perhaps a short in the wiring, most likely at an intersection...
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-26-2013, 08:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,780
Posted By eh_v8_tor
Smile Thanks for the replies!

Thanks for your replies. I went back for a re-read of section 5 of the builders manual. I decided to dimple the top of the flap spar. More material left there is probably a good idea, and it was the...
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-23-2013, 04:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,780
Posted By eh_v8_tor
Do I Countersink or Dimple the FL-703 Flap spar?

I understand that Vans want's me to Countersink the bottom of the FL-703 flap spar where it goes together with the bottom skin and the piano hinge. In fact you use the piano hinge to back up the...
Forum: RV-4 08-19-2013, 02:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,602
Posted By eh_v8_tor
Different Steve Wolfe

Hi Smokey,

Nope, I'm a former: spray, fire patrol, bird dog, flight instructor, night cargo pilot turned airline pilot. I fly CRJ's for a big regional airline in Canada.

I admit that on...
Forum: RV-4 08-19-2013, 09:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,602
Posted By eh_v8_tor
Baggage area mod

Hey Smokey,

That's a very clever mod.

I would be concerned about something coming free in turbulence and rubbing or binding against the elevator push tube. Has this ever been an issue or...
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-25-2013, 05:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,307
Posted By eh_v8_tor
Smile Drilling out rivets ...tip that helped me out.

Ditto to what the previous poster said on drilling out rivets. A great tool that I have that makes taking bad rivets out a breeze, is a spring loaded centre punch.... I think that's what you call it...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-12-2013, 06:18 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,669
Posted By eh_v8_tor
Do you believe in the "Witching Hour?" What is your personal cut-off time?

Hi Folks,

I thought this would be an interesting thread just to see if anyone else believes in the "Witching Hour?"

"Charlie Waffles" or Mark recently posted an embarrassing mistake that may...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-12-2013, 06:08 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 44,412
Posted By eh_v8_tor
Talking Wow that must have been some ground speed!

The density altitude must have been incredible!:p
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-07-2013, 06:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,504
Posted By eh_v8_tor
Nice Job Paul

:)It looks fantastic Paul,

I'm glad to see that it's comming together for you! I wish that I still lived out there so that I could see it in person. That paint scheme and panel both look...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-09-2013, 08:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,400
Posted By eh_v8_tor
Bending the aileron trailing edges ???

:confused: Hi folks,

A couple of quick questions on doing the trailing edge bends on the ailerons.

Has anyone tried taping a small piece of doweling right at the trailing edge to try to help...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-20-2012, 09:54 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,972
Posted By eh_v8_tor
Smile Shop Design from a blank slate

Hi Ken,

This is just my two cents worth, however, I'll tell you what has worked for me personally.

1) Light: Use lots of it, especially when looking at the plans. It's easy to miss details. Some...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-14-2012, 12:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,199
Posted By eh_v8_tor
Hi David, I use the tape, but another thing...

Hi David,

I use the tape, but another thing that I've done is to sand the flush set with fine (1500 grit) sandpaper.
Just chuck it in drill and spin it on the sandpaper. You can get a mirror...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-30-2012, 10:00 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 20,205
Posted By eh_v8_tor
Submarine?

Steve,

Can you build me a submarine too?

Haaa haaa haaa

Seriously a sub would be great! Pepperoni, lettuce, cheese, the works!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-30-2012, 09:57 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 20,205
Posted By eh_v8_tor
Great thread, love the answers!

Great idea for a thread!

You guys are pretty clever with some of your answers, I'll shamelessly copy some of those for the next round of questions that I get asked.

I always get the standard. "...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-29-2012, 03:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,479
Posted By eh_v8_tor
Thumbs up Great Idea

:D Super genius idea.

I'm on my way to the hardware store!

On a related thread.... I've used tiny o-rings over the stem of difficult rivets to help prevent tipping of rivets and over squishing...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-29-2012, 03:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,512
Posted By eh_v8_tor
silencing the air compressor

Great idea on keeping things quiet and freeing up space in the shop as well. I did the very same thing with a few exceptions perhaps.

I built an extra large garden shed. I used two pieces of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-10-2012, 02:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,427
Posted By eh_v8_tor
Transfer of Control

If you are talking about the airbus over the Atlantic ocean incident. I'm not an airbus guy, but I believe that it's possible for one pilot to pull full back on the airbus's stick while the other...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-06-2012, 06:31 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,427
Posted By eh_v8_tor
Control Transfer

These are very interesting with the tactile confirmation....perfect for mid-flight maneuvering. I don't remember having done this while doing tailwheel checkouts from the back seat of a Citabria.

...
Forum: RV-6/6A 03-17-2011, 05:42 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 90,512
Posted By eh_v8_tor
Cool Very Cool Switches!

:cool: Very Cool switches! :cool:

If I use the VPX or some form of it, then I'll be a big old copy cat and use the very same switches.

Thanks for your post!

Steve Wolfe
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-10-2009, 04:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,481
Posted By eh_v8_tor
Red face bucking bar building tip

:oI know it sounds like monday morning quarterbacking, but I find that I use towels, blankets, electrical tape or what ever other method to protect the plane parts from dents and scratches. This is...
Forum: Virtual Hangar 11-05-2009, 08:18 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 10,605
Posted By eh_v8_tor
Open Cockpit Wide Body RVs

Very Cool looking plane indeed! :cool:

Has anyone else considered going with an open cockpit on an rv-6 or rv-7?

I would like to build a second canopy that could be installed in place of the...
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