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Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 09-01-2019, 05:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 258
Posted By acam37
Ive got a DRDT dimpler. Located in Lufkin. $75.00

Ive got a DRDT dimpler. Located in Lufkin. $75.00
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-08-2019, 02:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,060
Posted By acam37
I removed the rear bulkhead on a set of RV-4...

I removed the rear bulkhead on a set of RV-4 tanks to get the slosh out. I destroyed both bulkheads beyond repair and had to order new ones. Just make access panels to fix the leaks.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-29-2019, 01:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,793
Posted By acam37
Thatís what my garage is about to look like. I...

Thatís what my garage is about to look like. I sold my RV-4 and going to build my RV-6 at home. Im going to vacate the hangar Iím renting and move everything to the house. My wife is not going to be...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-22-2019, 10:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,578
Posted By acam37
120-150 inch pounds for...

120-150 inch pounds for shear?
https://www.coastfab.com/uploads/4/1/4/3/41432063/torque.pdf
Forum: Midwest 05-13-2019, 08:54 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 202
Posted By acam37
Any RVís in North Dakota

Iím heading back to Williston N. Dakota on 5-17 for work and will be there 10-20 days depending on the rotation schedule. Are there any RVís around that area? There is absolutely nothing to do in my...
Forum: Midwest 04-17-2019, 09:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,626
Posted By acam37
Will be in the Williston area

Since the the topic is North Dakota flying. I will be in the Williston area 4-18 to 4-25 for work. If anyone needs a co-pilot just give me a shout. Iíd love to meet up with some local RV guys
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-11-2019, 11:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 651
Posted By acam37
My W&B calculator says with 28 gallons of fuel...

My W&B calculator says with 28 gallons of fuel onboard and no passenger or baggage, you can weigh up to 300lbs and still be under gross and in CG
Forum: RV-4 03-29-2019, 07:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,191
Posted By acam37
Actually, I have an old RV-6A tip up kit thatís...

Actually, I have an old RV-6A tip up kit thatís next on the agenda. The wings were started but the good news is the spars are not messed up this time. The tail is done but the fuselage hasnít been...
Forum: RV-4 03-29-2019, 05:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,191
Posted By acam37
Many late hours at the hangar and almost every...

Many late hours at the hangar and almost every weekend. We worked every spare moment. The plane was partially built when we bought it, but a lot of the work had to be re-done. I even had to...
Forum: RV-4 03-26-2019, 08:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,191
Posted By acam37
Another successful first flight

N684ML took to the skies today 3-25-19 after 2.5 years of building. She flew great and all systems performed as advertised. I want to thank my build partner Justin for strapping on his parachute and...
Forum: RV-4 03-21-2019, 08:41 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 12,904
Posted By acam37
Oh, I see what you mean? No, the spar is aluminum...

Oh, I see what you mean? No, the spar is aluminum anodized gold. Thatís one way you can tell if itís a pre built Phlogiston spar? The older RV-4ís required the builder to assemble the spar. Those...
Forum: RV-4 03-21-2019, 06:09 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 12,904
Posted By acam37
Itís the small Dynon due to real estate. We have...

Itís the small Dynon due to real estate. We have a Garmin 660 for backup. Both can run the autopilot.
Forum: RV-4 03-20-2019, 01:15 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 12,904
Posted By acam37
Yeah, thatís an iPod that my buddy Justin...

Yeah, thatís an iPod that my buddy Justin integrated into the audio panel. He is really good at figuring stuff like that out and make it work flawlessly. He has the data cable and power wired direct...
Forum: RV-4 03-20-2019, 10:52 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 12,904
Posted By acam37
Update

It’s been a while since I posted on this thread. All of my Photobucket pictures are no longer available. I’m proud to say that the plane is ready to fly and has passed it’s airworthiness inspection....
Forum: RV-4 03-18-2019, 09:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,259
Posted By acam37
I have a Hendricks Latch. I can send you some...

I have a Hendricks Latch. I can send you some pictures if you want?
Forum: RV-4 03-17-2019, 05:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,259
Posted By acam37
Add another RV-4 to the registry

N684ML is now official, thanks Mel for making this a pleasurable experience.
2019 RV-4 fastback
http://i67.tinypic.com/fd6psx.jpg
Forum: Texas (North) 03-12-2019, 10:36 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,871
Posted By acam37
I wonder what the insurance requirements are to...

I wonder what the insurance requirements are to be an official transition trainer? I have an airline pilot friend who is a CFII and tailwheel trainer and we have thrown the idea around about me...
Forum: My RV Build Project 02-25-2019, 11:44 AM
Replies: 433
Views: 99,716
Posted By acam37
I drilled my mounting holes too close to the...

I drilled my mounting holes too close to the internal circuit board and shorted out several LEDís. Paul at Flyleds responded almost immediately to my email and helped me troubleshoot the issue. He...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-08-2019, 08:22 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 421
Posted By acam37
You should be able to replace the entire cable....

You should be able to replace the entire cable. As long as you have access to all of the bulkheads that it passes through. While you are at it check the snap bushings for wear and replace at the same...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-18-2019, 11:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,022
Posted By acam37
Mailed registration application last Friday...

Mailed registration application last Friday 1-11-19. Showed up on website today. Took only one week.
Forum: Painting your RV 01-14-2019, 03:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,394
Posted By acam37
I had good luck using PPG epoxy primer and both...

I had good luck using PPG epoxy primer and both single stage and bc/cc. As far as when to paint the interior, I painted my current project early on. Now that its almost ready to fly I am having to go...
Forum: Painting your RV 01-14-2019, 11:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,394
Posted By acam37
Iím on my third attempt at exactly what Charlie...

Iím on my third attempt at exactly what Charlie described. It was a total failure. No matter what I did, the hangar environment was just too contaminated to get a nice slick finish on my interior...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-27-2018, 07:48 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,972
Posted By acam37
Lowes offers a military/veteran discount as well....

Lowes offers a military/veteran discount as well. You register online and they have a way of verifying eligibility. There must be a database these companies can access to see if you have actually...
Forum: My RV Build Project 12-26-2018, 06:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,743
Posted By acam37
Iím on my second RV-4. First one was a rebuild...

Iím on my second RV-4. First one was a rebuild and this one Iím on now you might as well call it a rebuild. It was almost to quick build but after getting it home I wound up rebuilding or replacing...
Forum: RV-4 12-19-2018, 06:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,017
Posted By acam37
Nope. The lower firewall is one piece. It...

Nope. The lower firewall is one piece. It probably has something to do with the governor cut out.
Forum: RV-4 12-18-2018, 08:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,017
Posted By acam37
Firewall foot wells oil canning

The title says it all. Iíve been working on this plane for 2-1/2 years and today after raising the tail to calibrate the fuel tanks the firewall footwells oil can severely. The left foot well pops...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-15-2018, 09:45 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,401
Posted By acam37
The glare on my iPad is terrible. You canít see...

The glare on my iPad is terrible. You canít see the display on a sunny day.
Forum: RV-4 11-15-2018, 10:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,374
Posted By acam37
How efficient is the NACA duct on the right side?...

How efficient is the NACA duct on the right side? I read somewhere that it doesnít work as good because of prop rotation and airflow down the fuselage? If thereís not any difference then I can move...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-14-2018, 04:10 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,082
Posted By acam37
This FAB is 100% fiberglass. I fabricated a new...

This FAB is 100% fiberglass. I fabricated a new top piece and on the bottom where the air filter sits is a layer of core mat that is glassed over. This should be maintenance free for a long time....
Forum: RV-4 11-13-2018, 09:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,374
Posted By acam37
My build is almost finished and I still haven't...

My build is almost finished and I still haven't decided where to put the fresh air duct. Here was my inspiration
http://i64.tinypic.com/20a2ycj.jpg
Forum: RV-4 11-13-2018, 08:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,374
Posted By acam37
I was going to do the same thing. I saw it on a...

I was going to do the same thing. I saw it on a -4 at a local fly in and thought it looked really good. But after cutting the hole and checking where the hose would enter through the side skin, the...
Forum: RV-4 09-15-2018, 02:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 981
Posted By acam37
Mine is a Raven

Mine is a Raven
Forum: RV-4 09-13-2018, 09:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 981
Posted By acam37
My Location

Not much room, but this is the only place I had left to mount mine.
http://i65.tinypic.com/33pbygh.jpg
Forum: RV-4 09-04-2018, 09:32 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 8,445
Posted By acam37
Hendricks latch

I know people will say that this is overkill, but this is what we did with our latching mechanism. It has a safety lock that makes it virtually impossible to accidentally open in flight and we also...
Forum: RV-4 08-31-2018, 11:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 954
Posted By acam37
Richard, I really donít need a 13 row. A 10 row...

Richard, I really donít need a 13 row. A 10 row would work, but I already have it and I canít send it back for exchange because it was bought 2 years ago. So I need to make it fit somehow or lose a...
Forum: RV-4 08-31-2018, 08:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 954
Posted By acam37
The only thing I havenít tried, now that I think...

The only thing I havenít tried, now that I think of it, is putting the oil lines on the outboard and use 90 degree fittings
Forum: RV-4 08-31-2018, 08:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 954
Posted By acam37
Mounting a 13 row oil cooler

I have tried several locations with no luck. No matter where I try to put there seems to be an obstruction. The traditional mounting location on the left rear baffle itís too wide. The oil lines are...
Forum: RV-10 08-30-2018, 12:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,578
Posted By acam37
Why couldnít you weld up the hole and re-drill?

Why couldnít you weld up the hole and re-drill?
Forum: RV-4 07-20-2018, 10:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 689
Posted By acam37
There is not very many choices when it comes to...

There is not very many choices when it comes to the fuel selector location. The top left is the most logical if you are holding the stick with your right hand. I have no problem reaching mine while...
Forum: Safety 07-20-2018, 09:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,164
Posted By acam37
On both my first RV-4 rebuild and my current...

On both my first RV-4 rebuild and my current second hand RV-4 project I had issues with the rear spar carry through. The first one actually looked like Swiss cheese it had so many holes. This is not...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-08-2018, 09:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,390
Posted By acam37
Vans rents a large pneumatic squeezer for those...

Vans rents a large pneumatic squeezer for those large rivets. Iíve used it twice. $400 refundable deposit and $10 a week plus shipping. Itís well worth it. I also have a bunch of extra spar rivets if...
Forum: RV-9/9A 07-04-2018, 03:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 858
Posted By acam37
I just started install of my pink RV-4 cowl. The...

I just started install of my pink RV-4 cowl. The front halves align just fine and the back has an overlap. I will have to do some serious trimming and fitting to make all the gaps perfect. The stock...
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-30-2018, 08:20 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,776
Posted By acam37
Low time tailwheel, expect around $1,800 year....

Low time tailwheel, expect around $1,800 year. That is what I paid on my 8 and 4 through Falcon.
Forum: Safety 05-31-2018, 07:55 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,330
Posted By acam37
Halon or halotron doesnít ďsuck upĒ the O2. It is...

Halon or halotron doesnít ďsuck upĒ the O2. It is an inert gas that smothers a Fire by denying it of oxygen. You wonít die from oxygen depletion unless you were in an air tight confined space. My...
Forum: Safety 05-30-2018, 12:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,330
Posted By acam37
I have a Halotron extinguisher. It replaces...

I have a Halotron extinguisher. It replaces Halon. It’s only rated for class “B” and “C” fires
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-01-2018, 10:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,546
Posted By acam37
Left it in the tank. Most likely it stayed...

Left it in the tank. Most likely it stayed embedded in the tank sealant when the bit pushed through. If not, It would have to get through two sets of screens and a fuel filter before it gets to the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-01-2018, 09:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,546
Posted By acam37
If you come to Nacogdoches (KOCH) I have plenty...

If you come to Nacogdoches (KOCH) I have plenty of those sealed rivets and tank sealant. I fixed a leaking rivet on my -8 without having to remove the tank
Forum: RV-6/6A 04-05-2018, 02:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,686
Posted By acam37
I did it on a partially built RV-4 kit. Itís not...

I did it on a partially built RV-4 kit. Itís not that difficult. Just a lot of rivets to drill out.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-03-2018, 09:13 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,922
Posted By acam37
Not much talk about SNF. I guess itís not a big...

Not much talk about SNF. I guess itís not a big draw for RVís? I flew in last year and there were only a handfull in the home built parking area.
Forum: Rocket 02-28-2018, 11:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,695
Posted By acam37
I'm glad that I ordered and received all the...

I'm glad that I ordered and received all the parts I need to finish my RV-4. (Mel, it won't be long before you get a call to come and make it an airplane)
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-25-2018, 09:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,605
Posted By acam37
That looks like they used a screw that was too...

That looks like they used a screw that was too long for the nut plates.
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-17-2018, 01:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,493
Posted By acam37
Sand it out and prime

Sand it out and prime
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-12-2018, 03:44 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,585
Posted By acam37
One person will wind up doing all the work while...

One person will wind up doing all the work while the other will have every excuse in the book as to why he canít work on the plane.
Forum: My RV Build Project 01-16-2018, 09:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 8,544
Posted By acam37
You will also need to replace those firewall...

You will also need to replace those firewall angles. I don't think they are supposed to be notched. At least mine weren't. Look at the plans carefully and double check.
Forum: My RV Build Project 01-14-2018, 10:44 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 8,544
Posted By acam37
Yes sir. Two RV-4 projects and two nightmares. I...

Yes sir. Two RV-4 projects and two nightmares. I figured I would have learned my lesson the first time. I didnít mean to hijack your thread, I just wanted to point out some common hidden builder...
Forum: My RV Build Project 01-14-2018, 09:23 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 8,544
Posted By acam37
Have you looked at the wing spar flanges where...

Have you looked at the wing spar flanges where the fuel tanks attach? When I pulled the tanks on my project I was horrified at what I found. My spars are trash and have to be rebuilt.
Forum: My RV Build Project 01-13-2018, 09:05 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 8,544
Posted By acam37
1" longerons

I had to replace my longerons due to very poor bolt edge distance on the horizontal stabilizer and engine mount weldments. I used 1" angle instead of 3/4". Worked better than expected...
Forum: My RV Build Project 01-13-2018, 12:25 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 8,544
Posted By acam37
Been there done that. Twice. You have your work...

Been there done that. Twice. You have your work cut out for you.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-03-2017, 07:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 813
Posted By acam37
I used 1Ē angle on the -4 Iím building. It helps...

I used 1Ē angle on the -4 Iím building. It helps with the edge distance issue on the tail and engine mount weldment bolt holes. Weight difference is negligible.
Forum: Painting your RV 11-13-2017, 05:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,287
Posted By acam37
Poplawski in Ennis, Tx.

Poplawski in Ennis, Tx.
Forum: RV-4 11-10-2017, 05:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,053
Posted By acam37
Look at the weldments in the 4 corners behind the...

Look at the weldments in the 4 corners behind the firewall. Make sure the bolts that run through the longerons have proper edge distance. Check the flanges on the wing spar where the fuel tank...
Forum: RV-4 11-06-2017, 11:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 655
Posted By acam37
Awesome. Thanks.

Awesome. Thanks.
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