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Forum: ADS-B 09-14-2017, 04:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 668
Posted By coffeeguy
Thanks, I normally fly within an hour of my home...

Thanks, I normally fly within an hour of my home base to uncontrolled or class d airports, but I live just under the O'Hare mode C ring, so I have to comply or move the plane. I'm just looking to...
Forum: ADS-B 09-14-2017, 04:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 668
Posted By coffeeguy
old transponders

I was talking with an avionics guy yesterday and we were talking about using my existing transponder and something like the uavionix skybeacon. He said that the older tube transponders had a...
Forum: Tools 08-23-2017, 08:54 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,413
Posted By coffeeguy
restoring an old Craftsman drill press

I came across this article a while ago when I wasn't happy about the wobble in my drill press. Not sure if I want to try to tackle this or not. It sounds more difficult than building an airplane. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-21-2017, 07:37 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,011
Posted By coffeeguy
Facebook share too

That is an awesome photo! I would like to share it on Facebook as well. Can credit you directly or refer in generic terms for anonymity.

Jeff
Forum: RV-14 06-19-2017, 04:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,542
Posted By coffeeguy
shipping

That piece of skin may be only $60, but it will cost you a pretty penny to ship it. Ask me how I know. On second thought, no, I'm only thinking happy thoughts. :D
Forum: Tools 05-16-2017, 09:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 936
Posted By coffeeguy
Northern Tools

I bought this one and I like it.
http://www.northerntool.com/shop/tools/product_200641297_200641297

It's on sale now for $569, free shipping. It's a 60 gallon stationary with a 12.5 CFM at 40PSI,...
Forum: RV-14 05-15-2017, 08:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,193
Posted By coffeeguy
I was in the same boat tonight. Trying to figure...

I was in the same boat tonight. Trying to figure out how to run the empennage wiring took a lot of time. It just didn't make sense, especially with those longer wires. In the end, just muddling...
Forum: My RV Build Project 04-27-2017, 09:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,521
Posted By coffeeguy
University dormitories

You can check out the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh Dormitories. I went to the airventure.org and clicked on the plan your trip link. It sent me to https://stayeaa.com/ I put in a search for 15...
Forum: RV-14 03-20-2017, 07:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,210
Posted By coffeeguy
Thanks for the suggestion for using a deburring...

Thanks for the suggestion for using a deburring tool.

And the cover does appear thicker, haven't mic'd it, so it would be raised. I was referring to the AN3 rivets that stood a little proud of...
Forum: RV-14 03-17-2017, 08:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,210
Posted By coffeeguy
countersinking elevator trim cover plate

The directions for the E-01402 elevator trim cover plate say to machine countersink the #040 holes. The material is not really thick enough. I tried to countersink it, but it came out horribly. ...
Forum: RV-14 02-19-2017, 04:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,967
Posted By coffeeguy
What is the recommended procedure after cutting a...

What is the recommended procedure after cutting a rivet? Just install it? I ask this because I volunteered doing work on a B-17 undergoing restoration. When we had to cut a rivet we would dress...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-09-2017, 10:05 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,523
Posted By coffeeguy
tpi for material

I saw something somewhere (that sounds definitive, doesn't it) where you should always have 2 teeth in contact with the material at all times. Since I normally cut very thin stock I opted for 24...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-08-2017, 09:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,523
Posted By coffeeguy
cuts like butter

I was having difficulty cutting my rudder stops with my tabletop bandsaw. Took forever and would warm the material even while using lubricant. Upon examination the blade looked pretty well used and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-27-2017, 08:18 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,999
Posted By coffeeguy
folded paper

I laid each strip out and folded and creased them into 12-18" widths. It didn't take too long and took up surprising little space. They then went into the recycling bins.

Jeff
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-27-2017, 07:15 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,999
Posted By coffeeguy
Add one more for fun

My wing kit just arrived yesterday, but I didn't get to start unpacking until today. It's fun and exciting to go thru new parts. I uncrated the larger one first and I thought, that doesn't look too...
Forum: RV-14 01-25-2017, 07:34 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,262
Posted By coffeeguy
The middle 9 holes

The middle 9 holes get countersunk to a flush depth. There is no skin on top of them. The other holes get countersunk .007" deeper because they mate with the skin in those areas. See section 5.5...
Forum: RV-14 12-22-2016, 10:30 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,590
Posted By coffeeguy
documentation error for elevator horns

I found an error in the build manual that I don't think anyone has flagged yet. It's on page 9-17. Figure 2 shows part WD-605-R-1 for both elevator horns. One of them should be an WD-605-L-1. The...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-08-2016, 04:58 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 7,225
Posted By coffeeguy
Ginger pills

My wife doesn't fly with me much, but when she does she usually takes ginger pills. She needs them on Dash8 turboprops to. RJs are ok. After taking ginger she is usually still sensitive but it...
Forum: GPS 11-29-2016, 05:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,956
Posted By coffeeguy
Well, I gave it another try today, cleared my...

Well, I gave it another try today, cleared my login and password and started over and it now works on my spare ipad.

Thanks,
Jeff
Forum: GPS 11-29-2016, 07:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,956
Posted By coffeeguy
Dual Ipads

That has not been my experience. I've been using it now for 3+ years, I think. My second ipad wouldn't work until I emailed them. All using the same account/email address.
Forum: GPS 11-28-2016, 08:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,956
Posted By coffeeguy
wingx on 2 ipads

Yes, you can. It will probably take an email to them. I had it running on an older ipad, moved to a yoke mounted mini, but kept the larger one at home for planning. Had it running on both. When...
Forum: RV-14 11-01-2016, 07:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,637
Posted By coffeeguy
Nose ribs

Wow, I did those less than a month or two ago and I can't remember. I seem to recall that they weren't that hard to set, though. I do have an offset set, though, so I'm wondering if I used the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-17-2016, 07:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,765
Posted By coffeeguy
airtable

I've been messing around with airtable (http://www.airtable.com). I still use excel for my main tracking though. Airtable is free for limited use, but there is a monthly charge if you use more. I...
Forum: RV-14 09-10-2016, 08:31 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,607
Posted By coffeeguy
cost vs ease of build

I looked at the 7 before I bought my 14 kit. I think that I would have been happy with it, maybe more so than the 14. The 14 flies very nice, but I haven't flown the 7. The 7 would be large enough...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-18-2016, 04:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,317
Posted By coffeeguy
Printing

Yes, you can print the different views. It looks just like the view in the web browser. I haven't figured out if I can print out the pictures separately and easily without bringing each one up. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-17-2016, 09:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,317
Posted By coffeeguy
a quick example

Looks like no one has used it? One of the capabilities is that you can share views with people. I've put in a couple of pics and exported a view to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-15-2016, 09:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,317
Posted By coffeeguy
airtable

I have been playing around with airtable a little bit lately to see if it would work as a build log. I was wondering if anyone has used it and what their thoughts were. I will say that I haven't...
Forum: RV-14 08-10-2016, 08:06 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,124
Posted By coffeeguy
Thanks

Thanks for the reminder. I'm working on riveting the ribs to the spar right now and I'll have to keep that in mind. I did read ahead, but probably more of a skim. Will have to keep that in mind to...
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-16-2016, 08:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,699
Posted By coffeeguy
That's the way it started

I wasn't going to prime except for the mating surfaces and those parts that weren't alclad. Then I started deburring and working with the parts and I got very light scratches in the parts and...
Forum: Tools 06-11-2016, 04:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,482
Posted By coffeeguy
I put leveling feet on the bottom so that I could...

I put leveling feet on the bottom so that I could move it up or down. Don't think that it was really necessary, but now I can raise or lower any of the feet independently. Oh, yeah, made two tables...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-10-2016, 12:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,039
Posted By coffeeguy
oil it regularly

Sounds like you had a defective drill, but it is important to oil.

I had a 3x rivet gun that I bought in 1998 and never used, but that's another story. When I went to use it a few months ago it...
Forum: RV-14 06-07-2016, 07:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,009
Posted By coffeeguy
pop rivet dies

Can you use the pop rivet dies? If you have access to the inside to get the female die in there that may work.

ed: thinking about this I think it may not because you would have to squeeze from...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-28-2016, 07:35 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 847
Posted By coffeeguy
collapsible priming table

I took a few pieces of scrap chicken wire, some scrap trim lumber and built a collapsible priming table for my garage. The back has hinges and the front legs have bolts with wing nuts on the outside...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-16-2016, 09:04 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 14,424
Posted By coffeeguy
battery replacement

Is is just an illusion or is it impossible to pull the battery out to replace it with the oil line routed over the top?
Forum: Fiberglass 04-25-2016, 06:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,714
Posted By coffeeguy
old pancake syrup bottles

I wash out a few pancake syrup bottles and use a dedicated funnel to fill. When I want to use I just flip up the pour top and they come out of the 3/8"? hole on the top.
Forum: RV-14 04-24-2016, 09:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,733
Posted By coffeeguy
best guess

My guess would be somewhere around 280 or so. I've got kit 266 and that was in December, 2015.
Forum: Midwest 04-13-2016, 04:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,780
Posted By coffeeguy
+1 floor heat

I kept my plane outside of a very large hangar. It had floor heat and a supplemental radiant? tube system up high. They rarely if ever used the radiant heat. The floor kept it nice and warm in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-10-2016, 04:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,267
Posted By coffeeguy
Getting Better

Thanks everyone, for the suggestions. I've gotten substantially better squeezing them and can get a nice looking rivet without smileys most of the time without tape. I plan on trying out the tape...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-10-2016, 09:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,267
Posted By coffeeguy
We interupt this build

Finally, success at setting a 470AD4 rivet. 3 in a row. :D

Yesterday's session was miserable. I couldn't set a 470AD4 rivet for anything. Tried driving with my 3x gun at different air flows. ...
Forum: RV-14 03-24-2016, 06:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,851
Posted By coffeeguy
You Rule

Thanks. That helped a lot. When I used my daughter's flexible ruler and laid it down on the rivet line I could see what you were talking about. I few flutes later and everything is good.
Forum: RV-14 03-23-2016, 09:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,851
Posted By coffeeguy
fluting just the ends?

I'm fitting these ribs right now. VS705 and VS706. I had to flute the end of VS706 slightly to fit it easily. After fluting it went in very well and looks good. I'm still not satisfied with the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-22-2016, 09:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,204
Posted By coffeeguy
To mask or not to mask

Thanks Larry,
In the end I just pulled my cars out of the garage cleaned the two parts with acetone and hit them with primer. There's a bit of overspray on the front spar because I didn't mask it,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-22-2016, 12:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,204
Posted By coffeeguy
One question about priming mating surfaces. ...

One question about priming mating surfaces. Sounds easy, probably is. I'm working on step 1 on of the RV-14 plans, putting on a doubler plate. I can spray the backside of the doubler, but what...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-06-2016, 04:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,288
Posted By coffeeguy
consolidation?

I was putting my hardware away and trying to consolidate with some of my existing leftovers. The AN bolts are easy, they are the same numbers. The old AN960 washers look the same as the new...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-19-2015, 04:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 711
Posted By coffeeguy
I have a friend that lives in Wheaton that is a...

I have a friend that lives in Wheaton that is a CFI. I'll check to see if he has his instrument instruction. He flies an older vtail Bonanza and is also building. He has quite a bit of time in...
Forum: RV-14 12-19-2015, 07:24 AM
Replies: 263
Views: 68,442
Posted By coffeeguy
A little something under the tree

Yeah, I don't think that's going to fly too well. You do bring up a good point, though. I've got a small 3' cheapo tree in the basement that I used to take to the office. hmmm...
Forum: RV-14 12-18-2015, 01:51 PM
Replies: 263
Views: 68,442
Posted By coffeeguy
Jumping in with both feet

I was assigned serial number 140266 today. When the box arrives I don't think it will fit under the tree, though.
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-14-2015, 07:05 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,756
Posted By coffeeguy
Learn about weather

May I suggest that you start learning about the weather along your proposed route? There are resources out there to teach you the weather from an aviation perspective. Look at the weather every day...
Forum: Tools 11-06-2015, 03:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,924
Posted By coffeeguy
Pipe Unions

Yes!!! Thanks. Pipe unions. When you have the proper search term google will find what you want. Still, I wasn't sure if they would handle the air pressure. I even installed two dielectric...
Forum: Tools 11-06-2015, 02:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,924
Posted By coffeeguy
Thanks for all the suggestions. I think that...

Thanks for all the suggestions. I think that I've got an idea of how to proceed. The last one that escapes me, though, is how to assemble it and still be able to replace the regulator/filter...
Forum: Tools 11-06-2015, 06:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,924
Posted By coffeeguy
How did you connect everything?

I'm in the same boat. I've got my compressor and filter/regulator and a 6' 1/2" whip to go between them. Should have got a shorter whip, but it will do. I picked up a 3/8" hose reel and a short...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-13-2015, 12:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,198
Posted By coffeeguy
Monroy

I have been flying with a Monroy for quite a few years. It has given me heads up a few times on traffic that I didn't see in my scan. On Saturday it gave me a different heads up. I was about 5...
Forum: RV-14 07-26-2015, 10:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,708
Posted By coffeeguy
Flew the RV-14A on Friday at Oshkosh

If flies great, doesn't it! I'm new here. Flew the RV-14A on Friday and I was hooked. Currently have a Cherokee 180 that I've flown for the last 12 years. Also have a 4 place composite kit that I...
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