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Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-17-2019, 03:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 669
Posted By N804RV
I tried 'em. Didn't like them. They enlarged...

I tried 'em. Didn't like them. They enlarged the hole to the point the clecos would fall out. To prevent rivet 'clinching', I made a couple of #40 size tabs to hold the clecos firm for riveting. ...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-16-2019, 04:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,202
Posted By N804RV
My guess is someone stepped on your wheel pant...

My guess is someone stepped on your wheel pant and cracked the attachment. It was touching the brake disc and eventually was worn through. That thing coming apart caused the brake failure. But,...
Forum: Florida (North) 02-13-2019, 05:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 378
Posted By N804RV
Watch out for the Part 93 SATR airspace. A lot...

Watch out for the Part 93 SATR airspace. A lot of military traffic around there. Like Andy say's, "you really have to follow the procedures down there."
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-11-2019, 11:31 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,206
Posted By N804RV
Ed, this really puzzles me. I currently fly a...

Ed, this really puzzles me. I currently fly a little Sonerai with nothing more than a handheld radio. Because of layout of the cockpit, the only place I can put the handheld is on the right side. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-10-2019, 04:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 880
Posted By N804RV
The solid circles are tanks. The open circles...

The solid circles are tanks. The open circles are wells.

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7884/47001828482_b86a0e052e_z.jpg
Forum: RV-4 02-09-2019, 08:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 327
Posted By N804RV
When I ordered electric pitch trim, long after...

When I ordered electric pitch trim, long after purchasing the empennage kit, it looked to me like neither of the 2 different control arms (1 for manual trim, and one that came with the trim kit) were...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-09-2019, 07:29 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,627
Posted By N804RV
I've been studying this a bit recently. Take...

I've been studying this a bit recently.

Take the GNS-430W/SkyView set up you mentioned (this is what I'm installing in my RV-8). As far as "IFR Legal", and just dealing with the "navigation...
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-09-2019, 06:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,206
Posted By N804RV
How much clearance is there between the IFD 440...

How much clearance is there between the IFD 440 and the F-802T-1 LG tower upper aft brace?

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7837/46990476892_6032e087e7_z.jpg
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-09-2019, 05:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,206
Posted By N804RV
Thanks Walt!

Thanks Walt!
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-09-2019, 04:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,206
Posted By N804RV
That's a good point Andy! I've been thinking I'd...

That's a good point Andy! I've been thinking I'd like to have Buss bar and all breakers down on the switch panel on the right. Still kicking around the idea of mounting a starter switch on the...
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-09-2019, 02:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 639
Posted By N804RV
Did you get an answer from Van's? I have a set...

Did you get an answer from Van's?

I have a set of -1 QB wings from 2001. I just bought my fuselage kit. Since its slow build, I had to ask them to provide the longerons that are normally shipped...
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-09-2019, 02:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,206
Posted By N804RV
I've been told the 430 will not clear the aft LG...

I've been told the 430 will not clear the aft LG tower support. It must be higher. The popular setup in the past has been with the 7" displays centered lower and the 430W above. But, I'd prefer to...
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-09-2019, 02:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,206
Posted By N804RV
Another Panel Layout Thread

**RV-8**

1) I'd welcome comments and criticism on this panel layout. This is a rough
idea. All switches and circuit breakers have not been accounted for yet.
Trying to keep the 430W high...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-06-2019, 09:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,113
Posted By N804RV
I tumbled the brass bushings for my bellcranks in...

I tumbled the brass bushings for my bellcranks in a vibratory tumbler. I also ran a little 400 grit sand paper through the bellcrank and deburred the ends. Then, I assembled with just a little bit of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-03-2019, 08:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 940
Posted By N804RV
Here ya go. You can tune it to optimize for...

Here ya go. You can tune it to optimize for airband. Instructions are on the website.

https://vk2zoi.com/assets/flowerpot-1.png

https://vk2zoi.com/articles/half-wave-flower-pot/
Forum: COMM 01-30-2019, 08:31 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 220
Posted By N804RV
Archer SA-003 antenna

I have an Archer SA-003 antenna. The smaller one billed to fit the Mooney wingtips.

Has anyone else used this antenna for VOR in the RV 6/7/8 ?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-21-2019, 08:55 PM
Replies: 560
Views: 440,578
Posted By N804RV
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1850/44430831482_c5...

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1850/44430831482_c5bf293976.jpg
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-20-2019, 07:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 715
Posted By N804RV
Would it be easier to match drill the horizontal...

Would it be easier to match drill the horizontal and vertical stabs on before riveting those?
Forum: Painting your RV 01-14-2019, 10:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 960
Posted By N804RV
I'm just leaving the interior all primer gray. ...

I'm just leaving the interior all primer gray. Its easy to touch up, its easy on the eyes, doesn't reflect sunlight. Its fast and relatively inexpensive.

The SEM gray self-etching primer will give...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-08-2019, 04:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 565
Posted By N804RV
Lycoming Engine School

I've booked my class for June 3-7. Anyone else going then?

https://newsline.kitplanes.com/2019/01/01/lycomings-2019-engine-school-dates/
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-21-2018, 11:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 555
Posted By N804RV
Has anyone gotten feedback from Van's on...

Has anyone gotten feedback from Van's on modifying the gear towers?
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-21-2018, 09:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 555
Posted By N804RV
Fwd Cockpit order of assembly tips

Working on fwd cockpit. Wondering if anyone has tips or tricks as far as order of assembly. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-19-2018, 09:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 636
Posted By N804RV
I installed the aileron bellcranks, conduit,...

I installed the aileron bellcranks, conduit, leading edge landing light, roll servo and heated pitot prior to riveting the bottom outboard skins on my QB wings. Seems to have worked out well.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-17-2018, 04:00 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,056
Posted By N804RV
https://newsline.kitplanes.com/2017/07/06/vans-new...

https://newsline.kitplanes.com/2017/07/06/vans-new-secret-project/

Read the comments at the bottom too.
Forum: Painting your RV 12-12-2018, 11:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,036
Posted By N804RV
I've been using denatured alcohol and new from...

I've been using denatured alcohol and new from the bag yellow microfiber cloth (the big bundle from Costco) as the final wipe just before paint or primer.

On bare aluminum, I'll clean with acetone...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-11-2018, 10:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,892
Posted By N804RV
Has anyone tried a "decal eraser" from ACS for...

Has anyone tried a "decal eraser" from ACS for this?

https://www.aircraftspruce.com/cache/370-320-/catalog/graphics/12-02401.jpg
Forum: Painting your RV 11-28-2018, 12:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,177
Posted By N804RV
I've seen these guy recommended...

I've seen these guy recommended before:

http://aerographics.com/
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-23-2018, 06:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 830
Posted By N804RV
Link didnít work for me. Are you talking about...

Link didnít work for me. Are you talking about these? https://images.homedepot-static.com/productImages/3e25856a-bd25-4192-b561-4dbc20c5be68/svn/caps-pqc-102-64_1000.jpg
Forum: My RV Build Project 11-19-2018, 08:44 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 38,965
Posted By N804RV
Looks nice Sam!

Looks nice Sam!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-18-2018, 11:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 647
Posted By N804RV
If you're talking about these, I have looked high...

If you're talking about these, I have looked high and low and haven't been able to find them. If you find any, let me know too!

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/585/32115243180_77a1300cd8_c.jpg
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-17-2018, 11:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,283
Posted By N804RV
Do you know if you have the -1 wings? That might...

Do you know if you have the -1 wings? That might be an important factor in determining aircraft limitations.

By the way: Hi, and hope to see you around!
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-08-2018, 10:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 971
Posted By N804RV
Vent system

I recently bought a vent kit with the intention of providing eyeball vents for front and back seats via the NACA scoops in each wing.

Now that I have the fuselage kit, I see there is another vent...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-31-2018, 11:45 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,971
Posted By N804RV
An old-timer I know and respect a whole lot told...

An old-timer I know and respect a whole lot told me that virgin alclad does not need to be scuffed. You're either going to use a conversion coating, and primer. Or, you're going to use a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-30-2018, 01:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 744
Posted By N804RV
Here's a couple I...

Here's a couple I...
Forum: California 10-18-2018, 07:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,022
Posted By N804RV
I gotta 2nd the recommendation for Tutima in King...

I gotta 2nd the recommendation for Tutima in King City! Good times! And, there's a couple of great taquerias in town!
Forum: My RV Build Project 10-17-2018, 11:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,170
Posted By N804RV
If I had it to do over again, I'd do the week...

If I had it to do over again, I'd do the week long classes offered by the builder assistance guys, where you pay to have them supervise you while you build most of the empennage kit.

It took me...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-16-2018, 11:40 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,152
Posted By N804RV
Painting practice! Nail down the details on that...

Painting practice! Nail down the details on that fancy paint job . I have a vertical stab that is my practice piece.
Forum: Primers 10-12-2018, 12:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 798
Posted By N804RV
I've dimpled after priming with mixed success. ...

I've dimpled after priming with mixed success. Usually its fine. But, sometimes, if I do it too soon, I'll damage the primer coat. Then, I'll scuff lightly and spot prime. Haven't had any...
Forum: RV-14 10-09-2018, 04:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,432
Posted By N804RV
Why would you not? I wouldn't assume anything...

Why would you not? I wouldn't assume anything about quick build. Take the tanks off, visual inspect as much of the tanks and the wings as you can. Do the leak test on each tank. Then, put it all...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-06-2018, 08:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 833
Posted By N804RV
Thanks Smokey! Thanks az_gila ! I was...

Thanks Smokey!



Thanks az_gila

! I was looking at the Horner style tips on some of the low wing Pipers. Lacking any specific measurement, I think I'll just try to emulate those. I'll have to...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-06-2018, 10:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 833
Posted By N804RV
Pulsar NSPs on older W-415 wintips

I decided to install nav/strobe/position lights on the outboard in the traditional position; no light coves, no rudder position light.

Is there an established method for locating those lights to...
Forum: RV-10 10-06-2018, 10:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 846
Posted By N804RV
See, this is why this forum needs a "like"...

See, this is why this forum needs a "like" button!

Reminds me of the old quip about only touching each item in your in-box once being the most efficient way to work. This is my standard response...
Forum: RV-6/6A 09-29-2018, 08:06 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,100
Posted By N804RV
My thoughts too. I had a harness/container...

My thoughts too. I had a harness/container loosen up on me so bad, I wound up falling rear first, practically in fetal position, trying to grab the drouge. Never did find that thing before finally...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-25-2018, 08:22 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 9,939
Posted By N804RV
Here's what the FAA says. But, plenty of people...

Here's what the FAA says. But, plenty of people use type and paint scheme anyway. No skin off my nose personally. ****, I'm just happy when I look where pilots say they are and find them.

AC...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-24-2018, 04:51 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,134
Posted By N804RV
That's what I like about the Skyview. The 2nd...

That's what I like about the Skyview. The 2nd ADAHARS is only $800. This provides redundancy for both the display and the data source.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-23-2018, 11:54 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,134
Posted By N804RV
I bought 2 7" Dynon Classic displays. My plan...

I bought 2 7" Dynon Classic displays. My plan was to stack them in the center of my RV-8 instrument panel so I could put a GNS 430 and an audio panel on the left side and a Garmin 796 on the right. ...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-21-2018, 02:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,704
Posted By N804RV
Definitely give the ground-loop isolator a try. ...

Definitely give the ground-loop isolator a try. It plugs in between the "patch cord" and the camera audio input.

https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/61SVwXSLBoL._SL1280_.jpg
Forum: Autopilots 09-21-2018, 12:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,016
Posted By N804RV
Hope this helps. This is on my RV-8, right...

Hope this helps. This is on my RV-8, right wing:

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1841/43016121810_f1aa726312_c.jpg
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-19-2018, 10:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,993
Posted By N804RV
This is what I was thinking. I'm in the process...

This is what I was thinking. I'm in the process of planning my panel now. Carl, maybe you can give me a few pointers!
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-12-2018, 05:31 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,948
Posted By N804RV
I’ve been annealing spark plug washers with a...

I’ve been annealing spark plug washers with a propane torch and some tap water in my last empty Starbucks coffee cup for awhile now. Just torch ‘em till they glow orange. Then quench in water and...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 09-12-2018, 05:22 AM
Replies: 208
Views: 146,641
Posted By N804RV
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1888/44633684791_bd...

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1888/44633684791_bd0eb73f0d_z.jpg

Sentosa island Singapore
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-02-2018, 01:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,412
Posted By N804RV
Can't see your pics. The tapered spar...

Can't see your pics.

The tapered spar reinforcements have to be radiused to fit into the flanges in order for the match holes to line up. Also, all tooling marks and extra material needs to be...
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-02-2018, 11:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,157
Posted By N804RV
I suspect the elevator trim tab is probably the...

I suspect the elevator trim tab is probably the #1 open stock purchase from Van's. I made a total of 4 attempts on my elevator trim tab. And, I finally just accepted #4, even though it wasn't...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-02-2018, 09:46 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,552
Posted By N804RV
I'm leaning towards drilling the heads off those...

I'm leaning towards drilling the heads off those bolts. But, very carefully!

It will probably take quite a bit of patience to get the drill bit started exactly in the center of the bolt head. And,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-01-2018, 06:47 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,552
Posted By N804RV
If its the bolts I'm thinking of. A nut splitter...

If its the bolts I'm thinking of. A nut splitter won't do it. These are AN3 bolts that go through the spar web into the L brackets on the rear web of the tank. The ones in between the most inboard...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-01-2018, 01:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 818
Posted By N804RV
Get the Costco roll of plastic wrap. If you can...

Get the Costco roll of plastic wrap. If you can find the heavy-duty plastic wrap used by shippers to bind pallet loads, that's even better.

Cover your canopy with that stuff and use blue painter's...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-01-2018, 01:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 453
Posted By N804RV
Post a pic and tell us what size wrench fits it.

Post a pic and tell us what size wrench fits it.
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-25-2018, 06:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,187
Posted By N804RV
In a pinch, I have used this on polished Grove...

In a pinch, I have used this on polished Grove style gear (not painted or faired):

Find a moderate sized (not the smallest) C-clamp and a couple of small pieces of 1X4 wood. Use the wood to between...
Forum: RV-4 08-22-2018, 03:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,468
Posted By N804RV
Hi Tim! I'm the guy that bought smokyray's...

Hi Tim!

I'm the guy that bought smokyray's S-IIL. Welcome to VAF!
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-26-2018, 11:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 611
Posted By N804RV
Thanks. I figured I'd need a tail light. But,...

Thanks. I figured I'd need a tail light.

But, that confuses the heck out of me. What's the purpose of 91.319(d)(2)? How are ANY EAB flying legally at night or IFR? ...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-26-2018, 07:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 611
Posted By N804RV
Another nav/position/strobe question

Was thinking about putting the Aveo Powerburst 3-in-one lights on the W-715-1 wing tips.

Even with the 120 degree light cove, it seems to me like I'll still need a tail light/strobe. Does that...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 07-10-2018, 10:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,556
Posted By N804RV
Seriously need a LIKE button! I went up in...

Seriously need a LIKE button!

I went up in 2015 to fly Don Lee's "Bush Wheel" course at Alaska Floats & Skis. Did a little glacier flying, plus a little float flying as well as landing on some...
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