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Forum: RV-7/7A 08-21-2017, 03:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,033
Posted By byoung
When to drill the 1 inch holes?

Is there any reason to not drill the 1 inch hole in the skin and gear attach before riveting the forward fuselage?
Forum: Primers 01-27-2017, 02:41 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,159
Posted By byoung
Yeah, I've had the same problem

I've had this same flaking problem maybe 5% of the time. I wish I knew what the problem was too.

My process is dawn detergent/scotch brite scrub, Metal prep/scotch brite scrub, air dry, lacquer...
Forum: Primers 06-28-2016, 05:37 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 8,284
Posted By byoung
I've seen this

I get this same problem occasionally, but it is always in very small areas - usually in a corner or radius of a formed part. Never as bad as your photograph shows though.

I wash/scotchbrite with...
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-27-2016, 04:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,550
Posted By byoung
Don't give up on back riveting!

I've got the Isham/plane tools spring loaded back rivet set also. It works great. It is maybe 3/8" dia with no plastic. I haven't had any access issues with it yet. I add a bit of duct tape to...
Forum: RV-9/9A 04-15-2015, 02:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,857
Posted By byoung
Proseal for the rudder trailing edge

Van's sells a small can of pro seal that is sufficient for doing the rudder trailing edge. So you can do that now if you want. ...
Forum: RV-9/9A 03-17-2015, 12:42 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,633
Posted By byoung
Very entertaining

The light in the windows and the shadows coming and going is very cool.
The wing ribs stacking up and down over and over again is great. That really captures the essence of that part of the build
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-21-2014, 06:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,496
Posted By byoung
Check the dimple size

Is it possible you used the wrong dimple die on the one that sits proud?
Take a piece of scrap and counter sink it deep enough to fit that one dimple. That will tell you how far you have to go to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-13-2014, 04:00 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 9,316
Posted By byoung
No data, but I did make a decision..

I was just assuming that the leading edge landing light was the only way to go until a few months ago when I found these threads on the new wing tip solutions. I like the idea of leaving the leading...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 06-25-2014, 01:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 10,028
Posted By byoung
I've rode those bikes!

You can't beat Orcas for a day trip or camping for the night from Seattle. Ride those fine steeds back to Wildlife Cycles in Eastsound and rent a couple nice bikes and you can go anywhere on the...
Forum: RV-9/9A 05-19-2014, 02:56 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 11,420
Posted By byoung

Higher aspect ratio: I should have known that from all those aerodynamics classes I took in school...
Forum: RV-9/9A 05-19-2014, 02:46 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 11,420
Posted By byoung
RV9 wing vs RV7/8 wing

I know that the RV9 wing has a different airfoil section with better low speed performance then the RV7/8 wing, but what would explain the better high altitude performance?
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-19-2013, 02:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,601
Posted By byoung

Andrew, how did you form the end of the nails to get your various "spoons"?
Forum: Reviews 10-03-2013, 02:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,955
Posted By byoung
Is this how it works?

So you insert the pulled rivet in the intended hole, bend the stem 10 degrees away from the obstructing parts, insert the Avery 10 degree tool, get your rivet pulling tool in there, and pull?

Forum: GPS 09-01-2013, 03:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,730
Posted By byoung
Bad elf Pro

I use the bad elf pro with an iPad mini and fore flight. It works great. The GPS reception is amazing. I turn it on, check the connection on the mini, then throw it back in my flight bag and...
Forum: Tools 07-05-2013, 12:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,576
Posted By byoung
WD-40 for me

I've got the same problem with rust on the stems of my clecos in my unheated shop in the damp Northwest. I keep a a pop bottle cap full of WD-40 handy when placing or pulling clecos and dip them...
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-30-2013, 01:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,936
Posted By byoung
Timely post for my build progress

So I can understand that once you've got the ribs installed that it would be difficult to add the extra sealant to the shop heads and edges of these stiffeners with the flanges on the aft side. But,...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-12-2013, 01:22 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 24,723
Posted By byoung
Me too

Lars please send me a copy of the plans as well when you get a chance.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-04-2013, 01:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,435
Posted By byoung
Similar approach

I re-used the aluminum angle that I used to set the rudder trailing edge in a similar way. I could do three feet or so worth of holes without having to move it. I didn't like the idea of running a...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-04-2013, 09:05 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,317
Posted By byoung
Do them both at once if you can

I think there is a definite productivity benefit from doing both wings at the same time. For me, the head scratching effort before doing any real work is a significant pause in tangible progress. ...
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-01-2013, 01:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,427
Posted By byoung
RV-14 fuel caps on a RV-7A?

I'm not too happy with the standard fuel caps that came with my -7 wing kit. I can't even open them with my fingers. I'm just starting my tanks now so I'm trying to make a decision on what to do. ...
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-21-2012, 06:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,870
Posted By byoung
I match drilled them also at this stage..

I had the same questions about drilling them now or later with the skins. I did it prior to riveting on the ribs so I could deburr each part un-assembled.

When you go to rivet on the rear spar, you...
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-24-2012, 05:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,415
Posted By byoung
Wingtip landing light?

How well do the wingtip landing light systems work? I see many use the Duckworks (SP?) system for landing and taxi lights. Are the wing tip systems worthwhile?
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-13-2012, 03:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,625
Posted By byoung

I've thought about this also, but never did anything about.

How about a little dab of RTV and install the rivets wet as was suggested with the pro-seal? It would be easy to do.
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-09-2011, 03:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 948
Posted By byoung
Count me in..

For drilling it out later!

I was wondering the same thing myself when I built my HS. I put a flush rivet in I believe.
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-23-2011, 11:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,846
Posted By byoung
It worked

Thanks for the advice on this. Using the finger in the glove worked good for getting a nice thin even coat on the wedge. What a mess though, I'm not looking forward to the fuel tanks!
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-20-2011, 07:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,769
Posted By byoung
I'm no expert..

How many psi are you running? I found myself having a lot of trouble controlling my 3X rivet gun and bucking bar until I turned the regulator pressure down to 25 psi. Might give that a try.
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-20-2011, 07:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,846
Posted By byoung

OK, I'll mix away this weekend and stick the the trailing edge together.
Thanks for getting back on my question.
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-18-2011, 12:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,846
Posted By byoung
Dog ate the instructions..

I bought the 1 oz container of tank sealant from Vans for sealing the trailing edge of the rudder. My one year old lab took delivery of the package from the UPS driver while I was at work and...
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-12-2011, 02:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,806
Posted By byoung

Yes, the parts and plans appear to be evolving over time. I don't have much experience with it yet, I'm still working on the empennage (VS right now).
I spend a lot of time looking at other logs...
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