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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-15-2017, 08:19 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 10,954
Posted By XOverZero
They said...

They said,"Building an airplane is a journey."
I respectfully pronounce that as a massive understatement. In my experience it is nothing less than a pilgrimage. I'm in the doesn't-name-things camp,...
Forum: RV-12 11-08-2017, 01:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,066
Posted By XOverZero
Mark, let's talk. I'm on the same fence.

Mark, let's talk. I'm on the same fence.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-30-2017, 01:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,071
Posted By XOverZero
:D There's recreation??!!:eek:

:D There's recreation??!!:eek:
Forum: RV-12 10-16-2017, 06:40 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,833
Posted By XOverZero
DaleB: Well I sure got it...LOL, too. I'll fix...

DaleB: Well I sure got it...LOL, too. I'll fix you a sandwich, OK? Just tell me where to bring it and keep the window open.

Pattern altitude: Lots of tower fields in my corner. They expect you...
Forum: RV-12 10-16-2017, 01:52 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,833
Posted By XOverZero
What makes for a decent descent?

My very limited stick time in a -12 is sufficient to confirm that it is indeed a wee bit reluctant to slow down. So that causes me to wonder about pattern technique in the part of the world I'm in,...
Forum: RV-12 10-02-2017, 01:32 PM
Replies: 398
Views: 209,075
Posted By XOverZero
Sarah...sent you a PM.

Sarah...sent you a PM.
Forum: RV-12 08-02-2017, 07:36 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 17,104
Posted By XOverZero
Well, foo! There goes my theory about dilithium...

Well, foo! There goes my theory about dilithium crystals.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-24-2017, 12:36 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 9,478
Posted By XOverZero
Maybe it's major decision time...

Got some questions for whomever can answer them correctly. Some may be dumb, some may be obvious. Please consider the source and indulge me.

Does the iS engine still require manually scavenging...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-17-2017, 11:19 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 9,478
Posted By XOverZero
In the trivial aesthetics department...

In the photo it appears that the stabilator has faired tips.
Forum: RV-12 06-11-2017, 08:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,443
Posted By XOverZero
Get the plans

Bob, I recommend getting the plans on CD-ROM from Van's. You can load them onto a laptop and have them available whenever and wherever. The big added bonus with that is having ALL the plans. You...
Forum: Tools 06-08-2017, 01:35 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 392
Posted By XOverZero
Pneu Squeezer DIY Rebuild

I've checked the archives regarding overhauling pneumatic squeezers. Several good leads on who does it. However, is there a manual or set of instructions for doing the job oneself? That I did not...
Forum: RV-12 01-08-2017, 01:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,686
Posted By XOverZero
EAA Chapter?

Rob, I would check to see if there is an EAA chapter near you. If so, one of the members would probably be glad to give you a bit of wire and loan some twist pliers. You will eventually need both...
Forum: Primers 11-03-2016, 01:05 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,541
Posted By XOverZero
With a nod to ppilotmike…we share the same bottom...

With a nod to ppilotmike…we share the same bottom line opinion.

Apart from major contributing factors such as storage or environment, the decision on whether to prime or not, or how much, comes down...
Forum: RV-12 10-14-2016, 07:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,150
Posted By XOverZero
Yes, anyone else has, in my case a couple years...

Yes, anyone else has, in my case a couple years ago. The problem turned out to be a lack of lubrication. Just a tiny amount of oil - I used air tool oil because I had it right there - on that...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-09-2016, 09:56 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 11,865
Posted By XOverZero
Talking Vlad, you missed a spot.

Seriously, that's my dream trip, too...(not to be confused with the indigenous "Dreamtime").
When this trip is done, you'll have to start building another ship, because your 9A will need to go to a...
Forum: RV-12 09-17-2016, 07:33 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,396
Posted By XOverZero
Keep everything covered as well as possible after...

Keep everything covered as well as possible after priming to prevent contaminants from settling on it. Plastic sheeting drop cloths work well.
At paint time, go over the surfaces to be painted...
Forum: RV-12 09-15-2016, 09:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,396
Posted By XOverZero
1.) Try http://www.aircraftpaintsupply.com in...

1.) Try http://www.aircraftpaintsupply.com in Chillicothe, OH
bought mine over the phone from Sherwin-Williams Aero distrib in SoCal, showed up at my door in two days. Water based, NO hazmat...
Forum: RV-12 09-15-2016, 07:13 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,396
Posted By XOverZero
Gray/beige.

Gray/beige.
Forum: RV-12 09-14-2016, 07:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,396
Posted By XOverZero
Yup. Desiccant dryer, absolutely. Since I was...

Yup. Desiccant dryer, absolutely. Since I was coming from the dark place of ignorance, inexperience and fear, I even bought a new air hose, dedicated for painting only. The dryer lives on it.
Forum: RV-12 09-14-2016, 06:45 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,396
Posted By XOverZero
In the Jet Flex Camp

I was in the same quandary when the time came and I did the same thing…got on the jungle telegraph and asked around. I heard from two or three trusted sources that they’d had excellent results with...
Forum: RV-12 09-14-2016, 01:34 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 27,596
Posted By XOverZero
That statement strikes me as one begging further...

That statement strikes me as one begging further discussion. I for one would really like to hear more, such as what is meant by "more wobbly?" Indeed, MORE than...? Can you please elaborate? Are...
Forum: RV-12 09-02-2016, 07:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,019
Posted By XOverZero
It's more than merely reminiscent, Chris. The...

It's more than merely reminiscent, Chris. The inspiration was taken quite directly from that famous image. Even though it would be pretty cool to have it become a semi-official RV-12 sort of thing,...
Forum: RV-12 08-31-2016, 11:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,019
Posted By XOverZero
Gee...um...don't quite know how to break this...

Gee...um...don't quite know how to break this diplomatically, but that artist fella...he moved to a different state. Care to guess which one? Oops!:D
Forum: RV-12 08-31-2016, 08:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,019
Posted By XOverZero
Pop Rivet Art

This arrived in the mail today. Good 'ol pal Jimmie New (Stearman, BirdDog) was fascinated that an airplane could be built with pop rivets, so he set about to properly document the epiphany,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-23-2016, 06:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,185
Posted By XOverZero
That's what I call a nice rack! :p

That's what I call a nice rack! :p
Forum: RV-12 08-15-2016, 06:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,050
Posted By XOverZero
Yup. That Bad Boy'll git 'er done!

Yup. That Bad Boy'll git 'er done!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-11-2016, 05:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,945
Posted By XOverZero
Was just there...

+1 - two days minimum. It's fantastic. I rolled it into the Indy 500 trip. Only thing was, the new, fourth hangar wasn't open yet, wouldn't be for a few more days. Dag-gone it...looks like I'll...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-10-2016, 01:11 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 44,410
Posted By XOverZero
ColoRV, methinks you, Sir, are a dangerous man...

ColoRV, methinks you, Sir, are a dangerous man and a potential threat to good order and discipline. You are on the watch list. Oh, and BTW, keep up the good work. :rolleyes::D
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 06-01-2016, 08:46 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 115,119
Posted By XOverZero
I took advantage of an offer to join a long-time...

I took advantage of an offer to join a long-time buddy at the 100th running of the Indy 500. It was a fantastic experience! Also added a couple extra days to visit the National Museum of the US Air...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-13-2016, 07:07 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 11,979
Posted By XOverZero
Never heard of an airport dog named Chock or Mag,...

Never heard of an airport dog named Chock or Mag, but they've both probably been used at some point.
Forum: Photography 05-08-2016, 09:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,669
Posted By XOverZero
Philip, you are the observant one. Here's how it...

Philip, you are the observant one. Here's how it went down...what isn't shown is the taco grill at the opposite end of the hangar row. They were good, very good. After which, the cookies dwindled...
Forum: Photography 05-07-2016, 09:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,669
Posted By XOverZero
Chino Air Show 2016

Well, the Weather Faeries got a little mischievous on Saturday, April 30th, and as a result only a handful of RVers were able to make it to the RV Fly-In portion of the Chino Planes of Fame Air Show....
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 05-02-2016, 10:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,409
Posted By XOverZero
Eye candy

Can you say, "Front page," boys and girls?
Forum: Safety 04-12-2016, 07:48 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,003
Posted By XOverZero
Interesting reading in this thread. My war story...

Interesting reading in this thread. My war story (x3), and hoping someone can benefit from it…

Decades ago I built surfboards, boats and other aquatic toystuff made with polyester fiberglass. Had...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-08-2016, 01:09 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 65,372
Posted By XOverZero
Nope. Fort Dix, Noo Joisey.

Nope. Fort Dix, Noo Joisey.
Forum: RV-12 03-10-2016, 01:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,231
Posted By XOverZero
Ed, Joe is right. All the spar webs are punched...

Ed, Joe is right. All the spar webs are punched alike. Some holes go unpopulated depending on whether it ends up as left or right.
Happy building!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-08-2016, 01:15 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 10,566
Posted By XOverZero
For Sale

50 lb. bag of sand - best offer - buyer pays shipping.:D
Forum: RV-12 02-12-2016, 09:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 789
Posted By XOverZero
The factory would probably tell you to just go...

The factory would probably tell you to just go ahead and drill to size and attach the block anyway, disregarding the dimples. That's what they told me, what I did, and everything is OK.

Grins...
Forum: RV-12 01-26-2016, 12:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,756
Posted By XOverZero
I tested mine with a couple alligator clips and...

I tested mine with a couple alligator clips and the spare 12v battery from my cordless drill. Everything worked just fine.
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-01-2016, 10:00 AM
Replies: 193
Views: 54,423
Posted By XOverZero
Shane: Could it be that the steps that cracked...

Shane:

Could it be that the steps that cracked before engine start were anomalous? In a production environment, it is possible that some steps could be overlooked and not get normalized after...
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-31-2015, 05:59 PM
Replies: 193
Views: 54,423
Posted By XOverZero
Changing cracked step on RV-9A

Hangar mate and I are in the process of replacing a cracked step on the passenger side of his RV-9A. My compliments to Allan Nimmo for his investigations revealing the most likely cause of the...
Forum: RV-12 12-26-2015, 11:04 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,594
Posted By XOverZero
Leave them rough option

At first, I was a little turned off by the appearance, but eventually got used to it. It really isn't important from the safety or utility standpoint - strictly cosmetic.
I also considered going to...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-22-2015, 09:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,139
Posted By XOverZero
Brilliant! What an inspired idea, especially to...

Brilliant! What an inspired idea, especially to this builder's Scots bloodline (read: cheap). I think what's most amazing about it is that the hole saw made it that far. I tried to dress out a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-20-2015, 07:46 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 8,490
Posted By XOverZero
On the off chance this thread is drifting into a...

On the off chance this thread is drifting into a “top this” firepower arms race, here’s where it leads to. True, this ain’t no RV…why heck, it iddn even a homebuilt, but DANG, Son! You wanna talk...
Forum: California 11-05-2015, 09:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,846
Posted By XOverZero
Yves, hope to meet you at Chino on Saturday. We...

Yves, hope to meet you at Chino on Saturday. We have 2.5 RVs in our hangar: a 6A, a 9A, and a half-built 12. Bill knows the way...it's the next hangar over from his.
Forum: RV-12 10-17-2015, 06:47 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,890
Posted By XOverZero
There are some differences...

When you get to the wing kit you're going to need about 300 copper clecos (⅛"). The ratio of silver to copper clecos for the -12 is roughly the inverse of what you probably already have. Lots of...
Forum: RV-12 10-06-2015, 11:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,686
Posted By XOverZero
to answer...

My answers (FWIW) to your specific questions are:

Q1: Not required for ELSA, but for me, why wouldn’t I want to document a project that’s the culmination of a lifelong dream? Nothing real formal,...
Forum: RV-12 10-06-2015, 11:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,686
Posted By XOverZero
Get connected

Hey, Gary...there are easily a dozen or more RV-12s flying or being built within an hour's drive of Carlsbad. Mark (rv9builder) is one of the more recent additions. You have all the answers you'll...
Forum: RV-12 10-05-2015, 11:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,839
Posted By XOverZero
Yes, they are anodized. They used the clear...

Yes, they are anodized. They used the clear flavor instead of the usual gold. All same same to the metal.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-13-2015, 02:18 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 57,575
Posted By XOverZero
Inside / outside the wallboard

Personal preferences will hold sway, understood. Mine, however, would be to run the air lines on the outside of the drywall, since I've never known a system not to develop a minor leak eventually. ...
Forum: Southeast 08-18-2015, 06:36 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,834
Posted By XOverZero
One word: uninsurable.

One word: uninsurable.
Forum: RV-12 08-11-2015, 01:00 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,679
Posted By XOverZero
Enquiring minds...

Just can't help but wonder how one determines by what percentage that structural integrity is diminished from the Polycarbonate being crazed. Anyone poised to whup out a slide rule on that?

Every...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-28-2015, 07:34 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 29,778
Posted By XOverZero
Am I missing something here? In all of this...

Am I missing something here? In all of this back and forth, most recently and especially with ALPA and their imaginary statistics...what has become of the core issue? Maybe it's just me, but the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-08-2015, 10:23 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,628
Posted By XOverZero
No chlorine

If I may pop in with (arguably) 2 cents worth...my preference in household cleansers for airplane parts is Bon Ami rather than Comet or Ajax. It doesn't contain chlorine, cleans very well, and...
Forum: Reviews 06-20-2015, 05:43 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 786
Posted By XOverZero
Defective handheld battery - thank you to ACS

I bought a new battery pack for my Icom A24 handheld. Aircraft Spruce was temporarily out of stock, and the item had to be shipped from their Georgia facility when the restock shipment arrived. I...
Forum: Primers 04-21-2015, 01:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,240
Posted By XOverZero
PreKote, SEM

+1 for PreKote. No soap, no solvent, just Scotchbrite scuff with PreKote, water rinse, dry, then shoot with SEM. Superb results and no clean up hassles, VOCs, etc. Wear gloves though, or the...
Forum: RV-9/9A 03-19-2015, 11:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,831
Posted By XOverZero
Doug, I have one of those small tungsten bars...

Doug, I have one of those small tungsten bars Darin is talking about. Call me if you need to borrow it.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 03-08-2015, 05:23 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 9,660
Posted By XOverZero
Back in the day…

Use to do this with M&Ms in the C-150…great fun. Worth noting: anyone wishing to use that commodity for the same purpose – get the peanut M&Ms. They’re bigger, and not as apt to get accidently...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-12-2015, 07:42 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 9,703
Posted By XOverZero
This has GOT to be the all time record for thread...

This has GOT to be the all time record for thread drift😜
Forum: RV-12 02-02-2015, 07:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,377
Posted By XOverZero
Mark, check PMs. -- JH

Mark, check PMs. -- JH
Forum: International 01-19-2015, 09:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,073
Posted By XOverZero
ROTFLMAO!!!:D

ROTFLMAO!!!:D
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 12-23-2014, 06:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,130
Posted By XOverZero
Rudolph the...

Only if it has antlers.
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