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Forum: RV-7/7A 01-17-2017, 08:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,786
Posted By PilotRPI
Thanks guys. Those are very helpful. Hopefully...

Thanks guys. Those are very helpful. Hopefully my pics are showing now as well. They were there when I first posted, and just put in new links and they are showing again.
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-11-2017, 03:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,786
Posted By PilotRPI
HS Questions

1- on the HS and VS, they show holes to leave open to attach fairings. I will match drill them, but do I dimple them, or do the attachments later use round heads instead of flat?

2- Reference the...
Forum: Primers 12-27-2016, 03:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,424
Posted By PilotRPI
Well, primed outside at about 45 degrees and it...

Well, primed outside at about 45 degrees and it looks decent. Was my first time, and if it dries as good as it looks now ill be very happy with it. Not waiting till its 60 again in MA before i...
Forum: Primers 12-26-2016, 09:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,424
Posted By PilotRPI
Akzo Spray Temp

What is the minimum temp for spraying Azko? Im ready to start priming but winter is in full effect. Ill be spraying in my driveway. Dont want primer all over the inside of the garage.
Forum: Northeast 12-02-2016, 07:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,425
Posted By PilotRPI
Any and all are welcome. We may be older, but...

Any and all are welcome. We may be older, but kids probably match our maturity level better anyway.
Forum: Northeast 12-01-2016, 08:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,425
Posted By PilotRPI
It is at noon at the new restaurant on the field....

It is at noon at the new restaurant on the field. I think its in the NW corner, not the older one just off the firld in the NE corner. Think we have about a dozen people so far. It is a real good...
Forum: Northeast 12-01-2016, 01:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,425
Posted By PilotRPI
12/4 Keene, NH Lunch

There's a bunch of pilots headed to Keene, NH for lunch on December 4. We have a post about it on the New England Pilots Facebook page.
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-03-2016, 12:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,060
Posted By PilotRPI
Farther down the page they talk about match...

Farther down the page they talk about match drilling flanges to the skins, and a couple other things, but not this point in particular. I guess it makes sense to start #40 and then go #30, as going...
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-02-2016, 07:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,060
Posted By PilotRPI
HS Spar Hole Sizing

The drawing calls for AD4 rivets in the locations discussed, but the instructions say to drill #40 holes in the last checked item and the first unchecked item. These are from 6-3 referring to the HS...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-09-2016, 12:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 522
Posted By PilotRPI
Fitting Skins

As I'm building the HS, I have to remove and replace the skins a couple times to mark things, trim, measure, etc. The ribs are doing a decent job of scratching the inside of the skins, which I will...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-04-2016, 12:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,411
Posted By PilotRPI
Cool. Thank you.

Cool. Thank you.
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-04-2016, 07:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,411
Posted By PilotRPI
The 4 holes I'm talking about go through the web...

The 4 holes I'm talking about go through the web of the spar, longitudinally through the aircraft. You are enlarging holes already prepunched in the spar, 710, and 714. I think the holes you may be...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-03-2016, 08:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,411
Posted By PilotRPI
When to drill HS

The front spar of the HS has 4 x 3/16" holes for assembly with the fuselage. The plans, section A-A say "enlarge/drill 3/16 dia in assembly with fuselage." The directions on page 6-2 say...
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-19-2016, 02:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 696
Posted By PilotRPI
HS Rib Fluting

Which of the ribs in the HS do you have to flute, just the ones that have the holes pre-drilled? The others appears to have enough play in the flanges due to the notches along their lengths. The...
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-19-2016, 02:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 883
Posted By PilotRPI
Looks like I'm just behind you. I'm sure I would...

Looks like I'm just behind you. I'm sure I would have made the same mistake. I read that direction the same exact way.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-10-2016, 09:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,604
Posted By PilotRPI
Ever hit a butterfly with a motorcycle helmet? ...

Ever hit a butterfly with a motorcycle helmet? That's nothing!

Riding along, this is nice, this is enjoyable, life is good...ORANGE! Nothing but sudden orange. Put my head back a bit too.
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-06-2016, 02:47 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 698
Posted By PilotRPI
HS-702 Bend Relief

When drilling the relief holes in 702 along the bend line, I take it I should drill through 710 and 714, which seem to still be cleco'd on according to the plans? Those would then also become relief...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-05-2016, 11:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,823
Posted By PilotRPI
Build Log Question

I'm updating my build log every time that I work on the RV7. How often do I need to include a picture in my log, and do I need to be in the pictures?

Thanks!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-16-2016, 08:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,012
Posted By PilotRPI
Thanks everyone. Just finished the inventory and...

Thanks everyone. Just finished the inventory and having a ball. Found space to store everything. One part on back-order, and only one unexpectedly missing. No scrap provided either. Some of the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-15-2016, 01:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,012
Posted By PilotRPI
I'm planning on a safe, fun flyer, not a 100.00%...

I'm planning on a safe, fun flyer, not a 100.00% show plane, so I will fix what truly needs fixing, but live with little things. Also well aware that it will be a big impact on my life and am...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-15-2016, 09:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,012
Posted By PilotRPI
New RV-7 Build - Finally

Took the EAA class and built my shop about 2 years ago. Spent the interim time finding a plane and flying the heck out of it. Now that's out of the way:

Logged my first, 1.5 hours last night...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-05-2016, 12:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,952
Posted By PilotRPI
For those trailing edge corner rivets, did you...

For those trailing edge corner rivets, did you try making that tool in the plans with the practice kit? Worked for me both dimpling those spots and riveting. For the second rivet in that spot, I...
Forum: Northeast 06-03-2016, 08:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,499
Posted By PilotRPI
I'll probably be coming. Where do we park?

I'll probably be coming. Where do we park?
Forum: Primers 06-02-2016, 01:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,258
Posted By PilotRPI
Akzo Storage

What do you use to store your Akzo? Any special lids for the one gallon cans, or do you just hammer the original lid on each time? With all the priming that has to be done, one of the easy closure...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-13-2016, 11:14 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 14,183
Posted By PilotRPI
My cattle dog is named Rascal for similar...

My cattle dog is named Rascal for similar reasons. The black lab is Ziggy, since he couldn't walk straight without getting distracted.

For aero names, Sonic, Cirrus (for the clouds, not the plane),...
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-06-2016, 07:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,987
Posted By PilotRPI
Trailing Edge Question

How many of you have used the pro seal method, and how many have used the tape method?

Also, what type of angle should I use to cleco it down, and is that something I ask for in my tail kit order...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-05-2016, 11:43 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,979
Posted By PilotRPI
I've found this on the practice kit as well. ...

I've found this on the practice kit as well. Usually at a corner, as in your case. For corner rivets, even when parts initially sit flush, I'll cut some vinyl tubing just longer than the rivet. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-01-2016, 01:43 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 729
Posted By PilotRPI
Pneumatic Squeezer Question

I have an old post-WWII pneumatic squeezer. Any idea what pressure I should run to it? I use about 90psi at the regulator for my other air tools and that seems to work well, but that is easily...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-18-2016, 05:48 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,237
Posted By PilotRPI
Be sure and use a generous/sufficient amount of...

Be sure and use a generous/sufficient amount of mold release. That can be frustrating?

What was used to cut out the parts? Was it a laser cutter? Wasn't familiar with that word.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-16-2016, 09:58 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 9,129
Posted By PilotRPI
I call BS. Only one person has been honest so...

I call BS. Only one person has been honest so far. It is a fact that 87% of all VAF posts are made/read from the turlit, 12% are from work during non-lunch hours, and 1% from those fancy computer...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-29-2016, 10:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 973
Posted By PilotRPI
Electric Trim

Finally ordering my tail kit early next week. For those with the Van's electric trim, do any of you wish you'd gone with manual trim?

Just learned today of a company Ray Allen that makes trim...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-23-2016, 11:08 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 12,289
Posted By PilotRPI
Awesome. Best looking RV out there no...

Awesome. Best looking RV out there no exaggeration. 155 on 150 hp is very impressive! Mine only does 110mph on similar power.

Time to change your signature. I'd love to see some high def...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-13-2016, 10:50 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 11,805
Posted By PilotRPI
Now Vans need to work on the RV-15, a carrier kit...

Now Vans need to work on the RV-15, a carrier kit to go with your RV-8R.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-13-2016, 10:23 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,544
Posted By PilotRPI
Do I need to put the pattern in the seats too?

Do I need to put the pattern in the seats too?
Forum: My RV Build Project 01-05-2016, 12:02 PM
Replies: 583
Views: 219,331
Posted By PilotRPI
That drywall saw looks awesome for pumpkin...

That drywall saw looks awesome for pumpkin carving.
Forum: Northeast 09-12-2015, 05:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,040
Posted By PilotRPI
I guess I'm not that far from Dean. I meant to...

I guess I'm not that far from Dean. I meant to make it there as well, but had to wait a while for weather to improve, and by that time, wasn't much left of the fly in. Had a really nice afternoon...
Forum: Northeast 09-11-2015, 01:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,040
Posted By PilotRPI
And to think I was just looking for something to...

And to think I was just looking for something to do tomorrow. If I come, any chance you would let me sit in your 7? I built my shop and plan on ordering the tail the end of this month. I've seen a...
Forum: Primers 04-27-2015, 07:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,248
Posted By PilotRPI
This is purely academic. I was wondering if I am...

This is purely academic. I was wondering if I am using acetone for other purposes, basically, is there any change it would remove primer or cured paint.

Maybe at some point I will need to remove...
Forum: Primers 04-23-2015, 07:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,248
Posted By PilotRPI
Removing Akzo

Will acetone remove/damage dried akzo or paint?

If I wanted to remove akzo, is there a solvent that will do that, or is it removed only through a mechanical process?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-30-2015, 02:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,637
Posted By PilotRPI
I just got iFly on the iPad and it seems pretty...

I just got iFly on the iPad and it seems pretty good. Both iFly and Foreflight offer 30 day trials. So Foreflight is next and I will pick the winner.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-08-2015, 10:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,497
Posted By PilotRPI
Internal sounds like it should work. And Tmobile...

Internal sounds like it should work. And Tmobile will give you 200 free MB a month. That's enough for me to check weather at airports that might not have wifi.

Later if I go IFR and want this as...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-07-2015, 02:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,497
Posted By PilotRPI
For right now, it would be my VFR primary GPS, so...

For right now, it would be my VFR primary GPS, so I would like it for position data. Plan on starting the IFR in the near future, so would like it for that as well. Right now, just have two VORs. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-07-2015, 01:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,497
Posted By PilotRPI
iPad GPS

I'm interested in purchasing an iPad with internal GPS for use in both an RV7 and a high wing metal plane (C172/150). I assume the internal GPS is fine in the RV7 due to the glass above. Have any...
Forum: Tools 03-03-2015, 10:22 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 757
Posted By PilotRPI
DRDT-2 Setup

I have a couple questions regarding the setup of the upper mounting bolts and the return spring.

1) Does the eye of the spring go over the black spacer, or should it be on the threads of the bolt...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-27-2014, 01:33 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 27,984
Posted By PilotRPI
To throw another option into the ring, if wearing...

To throw another option into the ring, if wearing a parachute, would it be better to bail instead of ride it in, or would you be concerned about being drowned by the parachute?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-10-2014, 09:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,090
Posted By PilotRPI
Does anyone like the 520, or is the 720 the way...

Does anyone like the 520, or is the 720 the way to go? Any difference in features, or just size? Would be nice if their website had a direct comparison, but I couldn't find one.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-08-2014, 10:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,574
Posted By PilotRPI
If you are headed back to CT sometime soon I'll...

If you are headed back to CT sometime soon I'll fly by you to pick one up.
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 10-02-2014, 06:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,379
Posted By PilotRPI
Kitplanes FI Article

In the latest kitplanes, there was a description of constant flow vs. pulse width mod. FI.

For the constant flow FI, it did not show a return line. Is this correct? In reading through the FI posts...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-03-2014, 07:20 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,792
Posted By PilotRPI
PCHunt has it right. In the high wing Cessna,...

PCHunt has it right. In the high wing Cessna, the flaps create more of a downwash on the tail, than in a low wing plane. This increased downwash decreases the effective angle of attack on the tail,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-02-2014, 09:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,792
Posted By PilotRPI
Aero-mech engineer here. The position of the...

Aero-mech engineer here.

The position of the CG with respect to the aerodynamic center of the plane has a significant impact on the nose up/down pitching moment of the airplane.

There is...
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-06-2014, 12:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,754
Posted By PilotRPI
Great. Thank you!

Great. Thank you!
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-05-2014, 07:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,754
Posted By PilotRPI
RV-7 Folding Bikes

Can 2 folding bikes fit in an RV7 slider? No other baggage required.

Option 2 - One bike and one set of roller blades.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-04-2014, 03:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,819
Posted By PilotRPI
I was in the same exact boat. RV7/9 was at the...

I was in the same exact boat. RV7/9 was at the top of my list, and Kitfox was a close second. After a lot of careful thought about what I wanted in a plane, I decided on the RV7. So while the...
Forum: Tools 06-23-2014, 11:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,469
Posted By PilotRPI
Haven't bought it yet. I had a mechanic at the...

Haven't bought it yet. I had a mechanic at the sheet metal school that was very happy with the pro series ATS guns. I'm trying to decide between either the ATS e series or the Brown Tool...
Forum: Primers 06-15-2014, 12:50 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 8,974
Posted By PilotRPI
What guns are people using for AKZO primer? ...

What guns are people using for AKZO primer? Links would be appreciated. Also, where can people get that PPS system?

I'm ordering the 2 gallons and a couple touch up kits for practice spraying on...
Forum: Primers 06-12-2014, 07:36 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,130
Posted By PilotRPI
I learned a neat trick this weekend. Instead of...

I learned a neat trick this weekend. Instead of manually using scotchbrite pads, I met someone using an angle die grinder with 3M roloc wheels. He suggested using the very fine blue discs instead...
Forum: Tools 06-10-2014, 01:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,469
Posted By PilotRPI
ATS Pro E Series 3x Gun

Anyone used/have the ATS Pro E Series 3x gun? Looking for a 3x to supplement my 2x, and someone suggested ATS.

Also, ATS is having a sale through June on lots of different stuff.
Forum: Primers 06-08-2014, 07:09 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,130
Posted By PilotRPI
AKZO Prep

For those of you using AKZO:

I'm keeping away from alodine with my build and am considering using AKZO.

For AKZO, do I have to acid etch, or can I just scuff parts with scotchbright, clean, and...
Forum: Tools 03-08-2014, 08:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,943
Posted By PilotRPI
Tool Preferences

I am looking into some tool options and would like some opinions. It looks like I will be getting some parts from Cleaveland, and some from Avery. I plan on taking a sheet metal class in the near...
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-28-2014, 08:51 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 7,089
Posted By PilotRPI
How much longer is the O-320 mount than the O-360...

How much longer is the O-320 mount than the O-360 mount, and can you put an O-360 on it?

How much does a typical metal FP weigh compared to a catto?

I'm just starting out and would prefer a FP for...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-05-2014, 04:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,081
Posted By PilotRPI
Thanks everyone. I think I will order the...

Thanks everyone. I think I will order the preview plans, then hang out with a few local builders I've met. If I get the hang of things, maybe I'll do the practice kits and order the tail from...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-05-2014, 07:28 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,081
Posted By PilotRPI
RV-7 Building Skills

I'm thinking about jumping into an RV7 kit. I really wanted to do the EAA RV class, but just missed the one in Boston. They seem to come around every 18 months or so. I'd rather not wait that long...
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