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Forum: RV-7/7A 08-25-2018, 10:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,563
Posted By Lemmingman
Hi Ryan, I'm not sure if you noticed, but...

Hi Ryan,

I'm not sure if you noticed, but there is a 'sticky' thread at the top the 'RV-7/7A' board. When I'm about to start cutting or drilling something I will sometimes search that thread for...
Forum: Tools 08-13-2018, 08:56 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,667
Posted By Lemmingman
Analysis paralysis will get you. My Home Depot...

Analysis paralysis will get you.

My Home Depot is 5.5 SCFM @ 90psi. It does everything very well. The only time that I have had an issue is using my die grinder for long deburring sessions. The...
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-12-2018, 05:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,510
Posted By Lemmingman
Not all, but some of those holes will be threaded...

Not all, but some of those holes will be threaded to take the emp fairing when you're ready for that. DWG-44 shows it (at least on the tailwheel instructions) There is also a F-794A that is a gap...
Forum: Tools 08-01-2018, 06:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,433
Posted By Lemmingman
I got mine for Harbor Freight. For my RV7 it has...

I got mine for Harbor Freight. For my RV7 it has been fine.
Forum: Southeast 07-30-2018, 05:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,111
Posted By Lemmingman
I lived up there for a few years and started my...

I lived up there for a few years and started my RV there. There is an EAA group there, if you get together with them I hope they will be helpful. I met Alan Smith and his wife Brenda through EAA. ...
Forum: RV-14 07-05-2018, 08:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 843
Posted By Lemmingman
Give Vans a call tomorrow. They'll be glad to...

Give Vans a call tomorrow. They'll be glad to email you a file of what you received.
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-25-2018, 07:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 757
Posted By Lemmingman
I have a hole there, but I haven't put in the...

I have a hole there, but I haven't put in the rivet. I think I remember wondering if it was going to interfere with something.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-07-2018, 01:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 770
Posted By Lemmingman
There's no rush, Tim. You can always save the...

There's no rush, Tim. You can always save the trimming for when you are more sure of where that hole is going to be.
Forum: Texas (South) 03-31-2018, 04:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 772
Posted By Lemmingman
Have you tried Alex DeDominicis in...

Have you tried Alex DeDominicis in Midlothian?


This page describes transition, but I'm sure Alex can do a refresher for you.
https://www.vansaircraft.com/public/training.htm
Forum: Tools 02-27-2018, 07:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,571
Posted By Lemmingman
Tungsten is more brittle than your average steel....

Tungsten is more brittle than your average steel. I knew that this was a possibility before I bought mine. Every time I've dropped it I cringe hoping it only breaks in two pieces.
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-13-2018, 12:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,459
Posted By Lemmingman
I have the older wingtips, white. I think the...

I have the older wingtips, white. I think the new ones are gray. I found surprisingly few issues with them. The trailing edge does need some work, more than the leading edge.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-08-2018, 06:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,484
Posted By Lemmingman
Andrew, great to have you back. I knew you...

Andrew, great to have you back. I knew you wouldn't be gone for too long.
Forum: Acts of Charity (using your RV) 01-29-2018, 12:30 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 21,156
Posted By Lemmingman
So sorry to hear it. We're boxer people too and...

So sorry to hear it. We're boxer people too and we've had two. Our #2 (Aggie) is about 7 and I'm coming under increased pressure to secure a 2nd.

Your pictures from when she was younger looked...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-22-2018, 04:41 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,675
Posted By Lemmingman
For me the cure was hydration and practice,...

For me the cure was hydration and practice, practice, practice. The more steep turns I did the more acclimated I became to them. The more turbulence I experience the more accustomed to it I became....
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-19-2018, 02:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,411
Posted By Lemmingman
The vertical stabilizer is very easy to build and...

The vertical stabilizer is very easy to build and was the first thing I made. I'd get your emp and start with the VS.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-13-2018, 11:45 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 17,189
Posted By Lemmingman
Russ did mine in '16 and was pretty easy to work...

Russ did mine in '16 and was pretty easy to work with.

http://mccutcheonmetalfabricationaviation.com/index.html

russmccutcheon@gmail.com
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-24-2017, 08:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 8,373
Posted By Lemmingman
Here you go. Grand County Airport....

Here you go. Grand County Airport. (http://www.airfields-freeman.com/UT/Airfields_UT_SE.htm)
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-14-2017, 08:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,977
Posted By Lemmingman
I installed mine with the nut inboard too. I...

I installed mine with the nut inboard too. I want the record to show that I did it in protest. It seems to me if I have to do work on one flap I run the risk of doing more harm than good taking the...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-02-2017, 10:19 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 9,443
Posted By Lemmingman
Dont fix problems you dont have.

Dont fix problems you dont have.
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-31-2017, 01:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,958
Posted By Lemmingman
Glad to hear it Simon. Way to go.

Glad to hear it Simon. Way to go.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 10-23-2017, 11:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,173
Posted By Lemmingman
Seems like they saw you first and scattered.

Seems like they saw you first and scattered.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-23-2017, 07:41 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,788
Posted By Lemmingman
I didn't catch the original reference, but these...

I didn't catch the original reference, but these were huge books of my youth. My Mom still has a box full of all my books in her attic.
Forum: RV-10 10-05-2017, 08:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,576
Posted By Lemmingman
Gil, Call Vans they can email you a text...

Gil,
Call Vans they can email you a text file in no time. I've done this with all my kits and it is a lifesaver.
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-20-2017, 01:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,822
Posted By Lemmingman
Lars, do you have the terminal blocks seated on a...

Lars, do you have the terminal blocks seated on a tray?
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-01-2017, 09:59 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,418
Posted By Lemmingman
Wish there was a like button. I'd select it for...

Wish there was a like button. I'd select it for this.
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-21-2017, 07:42 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,101
Posted By Lemmingman
Hi John, I had a lot of the very same...

Hi John,
I had a lot of the very same questions you did, at the beginning, but from the opposite end of the spectrum. I'm 5'4"....will I fit? I didn't get my answers 100% fulfilled until I...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-10-2017, 08:13 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,551
Posted By Lemmingman
Congratulations Sid!

Congratulations Sid!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-08-2017, 03:02 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 590
Posted By Lemmingman
Turn to airplane parts when weather turns...

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/szSLBQLG3fctHttMVJOd_iFcMeSuiK7RLytKTUvLveBxA1hpHAyY6qveLGHHITARzEJmdhXEZGrGcAMlQGHjGz4Xlh2eeE8xu6OrjHZ2nS8lGS2hhuNG2wjXxy4WLnypQ3AVbMqG7nSJ1teG9tnlBQeVE5SwYFRNmgfRKs...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-06-2017, 04:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,491
Posted By Lemmingman
I actually have a few things. Right now I am...

I actually have a few things. Right now I am using it to stick an LED strip under the emp fairing so I can backlight the holes for drilling. (it worked very nicely) I also intend to use them to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-06-2017, 11:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,491
Posted By Lemmingman
Thanks Don. My wife just got back from Michael's...

Thanks Don. My wife just got back from Michael's and has a box of Glue Dots with her. It seems to be exactly the stuff. She also has something called Zots which look like they'll come off the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-06-2017, 10:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,491
Posted By Lemmingman
Doesn't the standard hot glue set hard? I'm...

Doesn't the standard hot glue set hard? I'm looking for something that is very pliable when it sets. Something that can be stuck and un-stuck and then re-stuck again.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-06-2017, 09:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,491
Posted By Lemmingman
I think I answered it myself right after posting....

I think I answered it myself right after posting. 3M Gummy Glue which is applied hot. Apparently it is also referred to as "Booger glue"
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-06-2017, 09:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,491
Posted By Lemmingman
Trying to identify an adhesive but dont know what it is..

I am not sure what this substance is, but I have seen it used as a means for holding things temporarily in place.

The most common use I've seen for it is sticking a credit card to a piece of...
Forum: RV-9/9A 07-03-2017, 06:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,315
Posted By Lemmingman
Good job Dave! That put on an RV grin on my face...

Good job Dave! That put on an RV grin on my face the day it did it too.
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-02-2017, 06:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,583
Posted By Lemmingman
+1 on Larry's advice. Tom will get you...

+1 on Larry's advice. Tom will get you straightened out.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 06-29-2017, 05:43 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 112,025
Posted By Lemmingman
Vlad, when you get a chance, can you explain the...

Vlad, when you get a chance, can you explain the tie in with Bob?
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-29-2017, 06:51 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 83,499
Posted By Lemmingman
R-911 Rudder Bottom Fairing for RV7

This is for the RV7 only. When you are fitting your R-911, make sure you take the tail wheel spring into account. The diagram shows a 3/16" distance between the spring and fairing. I dont think...
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-23-2017, 07:57 AM
Replies: 1,808
Views: 978,775
Posted By Lemmingman
Glad I saw this, Bruce. I am working on the top...

Glad I saw this, Bruce. I am working on the top of the VS and Rudder glass now and starting to figure out the bottom of the rudder. I hadn't even considered the fit relative to the fuse.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-22-2017, 02:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,182
Posted By Lemmingman
Have you tried cleaning the area where the jack...

Have you tried cleaning the area where the jack is mounted as well as the jack mounting?
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-19-2017, 09:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,262
Posted By Lemmingman
What I did was set the holes as far aft as I...

What I did was set the holes as far aft as I could (I'm about the same height as you) I'll adjust as needed when the time comes. Remember that another part of the equation is the length of the...
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-11-2017, 06:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,602
Posted By Lemmingman
I was looking back through my log and I used a...

I was looking back through my log and I used a flat rivet set in my squeezer. One of the dies was about 3/8" high and it let me clear the loops on the hinge.

Hope this helps you.
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-02-2017, 09:31 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,467
Posted By Lemmingman
I stopped looking at my pile of mistakes with...

I stopped looking at my pile of mistakes with shame and started looking at them as lab experiments that led to the proper outcome. I will be ordering angle today that I need more of. I am sure that...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 05-01-2017, 07:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,806
Posted By Lemmingman
Nice write up Ed. Sounds like you managed...

Nice write up Ed. Sounds like you managed everything well. I flew commercial yesterday from PHL to DFW and it was a pretty windy here in DFW on landing too. I was just a passenger, but I was in my...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-24-2017, 12:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,282
Posted By Lemmingman
Just for further reference, the canoe is ~3'10.5"...

Just for further reference, the canoe is ~3'10.5" with no forward fuel tank attach bracket.
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-03-2017, 12:13 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,308
Posted By Lemmingman
I stopped counting. I am in the process of...

I stopped counting.

I am in the process of fixing mistakes I made when I was at your stage. Apparently I had an affinity for under striking all my rivets on my VS. I get to take it apart and fix...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-31-2017, 09:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,725
Posted By Lemmingman
+1 on the YMCA.

+1 on the YMCA.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 03-16-2017, 08:03 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 34,243
Posted By Lemmingman
Watched 7,8 and 9 last night. 9...WOW.

Watched 7,8 and 9 last night.

9...WOW.
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-16-2017, 07:44 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,718
Posted By Lemmingman
Dan, Can you trim the outboard edge back...

Dan,
Can you trim the outboard edge back along the whole length? Looks like there is a lot of extra material on there. I wonder if this would eliminate the pucker, or at least make it easier to...
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-28-2017, 01:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,743
Posted By Lemmingman
Get in touch with Russ McCutcheon...

Get in touch with Russ McCutcheon (http://www.mccutcheonmetalfabricationaviation.com/html/contact_us.html) and he'll get you squared away. I just got mine back from him. He shortened the length of...
Forum: Primers 02-28-2017, 12:57 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,187
Posted By Lemmingman
Everywhere I've primed I have done so after all...

Everywhere I've primed I have done so after all prep steps are done. After the primer dries I am banging rivets. I've never had an issue with primer causing issues with rivets fitting, and no there...
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-24-2017, 06:33 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,031
Posted By Lemmingman
I'm in the process of mounting my HS and VS on...

I'm in the process of mounting my HS and VS on the fuselage. For at least the 3rd time in this build I drilled into my hand. So if you're a slow learner, like me then buy band aids and dont measure...
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-18-2017, 09:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,792
Posted By Lemmingman
Hi Bill, I cannot see any of your pictures.

Hi Bill,
I cannot see any of your pictures.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-29-2017, 09:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,423
Posted By Lemmingman
VA-256. It is threaded on both ends. If you...

VA-256. It is threaded on both ends. If you want to see the installation you find it in the drawings on DWG-33, A6.

When you cut make sure you do it from both ends. If you need to cut 1" cut 1/2"...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-28-2017, 06:56 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 16,382
Posted By Lemmingman
Best.....RV....story....EVER!! Way to go!

Best.....RV....story....EVER!!

Way to go!
Forum: Safety 01-27-2017, 10:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,578
Posted By Lemmingman
I have a friend that swears by a 3:1 mixture of...

I have a friend that swears by a 3:1 mixture of Isopropyl Alcohol and water in a garden sprayer.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-26-2017, 11:49 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 8,391
Posted By Lemmingman
All you have to do is look at a dimpled hole that...

All you have to do is look at a dimpled hole that you didn't predrill through a jewelers loupe and you'll understand why drilling is essential.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-26-2017, 08:29 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 34,821
Posted By Lemmingman
Wow Jesse, thanks for posting this. It has...

Wow Jesse, thanks for posting this. It has significant power to me because I am at this step in my build right now. I just drilled those two outside holes the other day. I spent close to an hour...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-23-2017, 06:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,634
Posted By Lemmingman
One piece of advice, Frank. Spend less time...

One piece of advice, Frank. Spend less time surfing the web and more time building. You can find yourself researching for hours. If you just follow the directions and just dive in you'll surprise...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-05-2017, 11:06 AM
Replies: 1,808
Views: 978,775
Posted By Lemmingman
HS goes on

Last night I got my horizontal stabilizer drilled and attached to the fuselage. This is definitely one of those measure twice / cut once operations. My HS tips are within 1/16" measured to the same...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-04-2017, 04:00 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 12,082
Posted By Lemmingman
Welcome to VAF Bob! Good to have you. Please...

Welcome to VAF Bob! Good to have you. Please dont finish your 12 before my -7 gets finished.
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-04-2017, 07:23 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,866
Posted By Lemmingman
Is a Van's practice kit or practice toolbox the...

Is a Van's practice kit or practice toolbox the right place to start?

I did this after the SportAir class just to hone my skill. Do either one or both. They are both worthwhile projects to learn...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-26-2016, 08:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,495
Posted By Lemmingman
The plastic sleeves are pre-installed at the...

The plastic sleeves are pre-installed at the factory. The rudder cables come with the sleeve in place and both ends installed.
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