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Forum: Glass Cockpit Today, 12:23 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,608
Posted By CubedRoot
That's not how I read it. Foreflight is...

That's not how I read it. Foreflight is interpreting standard GDL90 data, including AHRS information. The Stratux Project is fully sending proper AHRS, weather, and traffic information to...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues Today, 09:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 471
Posted By CubedRoot
This...a THOUSAND times. To add on Mike's...

This...a THOUSAND times. To add on Mike's suggestion, it might be a good idea to create a Google Spreadsheet that has all your serial numbers in it with descriptions and installation dates. This...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-22-2018, 07:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 972
Posted By CubedRoot
Well considering it has a pretty useful shelf...

Well considering it has a pretty useful shelf life, if kept out of light, I will probably keep it in my locked chemical cabinet until I need it again.

But, if I need to get rid of it (I have 2...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-22-2018, 05:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 972
Posted By CubedRoot
I thought about using PreKote, but ended up just...

I thought about using PreKote, but ended up just scotchbrite and acetone.

Now though, I am considering doing something a bit different for all these dang wing ribs. I am going to dip my ribs in a...
Forum: Tools 04-19-2018, 10:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 304
Posted By CubedRoot
Yeah, I am pretty disappointed after that price....

Yeah, I am pretty disappointed after that price. The kit looks well designed, so I am not sure if the adapters I got are just bad, or what.
Forum: Tools 04-19-2018, 09:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 304
Posted By CubedRoot
Boeing Quick Change wobble?

I was going to spoil myself and purchase the Boing Quick Change set from Cleaveland Tool, and it was delivered today.

http://www.cleavelandtool.com/Quick-Change-Tooling-Kit/productinfo/QCKITW/

I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-17-2018, 08:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,787
Posted By CubedRoot
I'll be happy to let any of the Georgia brethren...

I'll be happy to let any of the Georgia brethren use my house to ship their large parts to and save on the sales tax.

Im just across the state line in Chattanooga, and donations of bourbon are...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-16-2018, 01:24 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 26,970
Posted By CubedRoot
I'm guessing that no one has been able to source...

I'm guessing that no one has been able to source 100 degree, flush head, torx fasteners for structural use, such as the fuel tank and inspection panels yet, have they?

I have browsed the micro...
Forum: My RV Build Project 04-14-2018, 05:32 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 19,496
Posted By CubedRoot
March 31st, 2017. WINGS ORDERED!!!!

link: http://theskunkwerx.com/rv7/ordered-the-wings/

created: 2017/03/31 08:00:44

Ordered the Wings!

I have submitted my order to Vans for the wings! I have been working with a few folks over the...
Forum: My RV Build Project 04-14-2018, 05:30 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 19,496
Posted By CubedRoot
March 31st, 2017. Hours Worked: 2.5

link: http://theskunkwerx.com/rv7/drilling-the-elevator-horns/

created: 2017/03/31 20:00:02

Drilling the Elevator Horns

This is pretty much the last step on the empennage kit! It's time to double...
Forum: My RV Build Project 04-14-2018, 05:24 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 19,496
Posted By CubedRoot
March 28th, 2017. Hours Worked: 2

link: http://theskunkwerx.com/rv7/fitting-the-elevators-to-the-horizontal-stabilizer/

created: 2017/03/28 22:00:23

Fitting The Elevators to the Horizontal Stabilizer

The empennage kit is wrapping...
Forum: My RV Build Project 04-14-2018, 05:21 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 19,496
Posted By CubedRoot
March 27th, 2017. Hours Worked: 1.5

link: http://theskunkwerx.com/rv7/finishing-the-rudder/

created: 2017/03/27 20:00:14

Finishing the Rudder

While Tammy and Acacia were taking a nap, I decided to sneak off to the shop and get some...
Forum: My RV Build Project 04-14-2018, 05:17 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 19,496
Posted By CubedRoot
March 23rd, 2017. Hours Worked: 2.5

link: http://theskunkwerx.com/rv7/riveting-the-rudder-trailing-edge/

created: 2017/03/23 19:00:19

Riveting the Rudder Trailing Edge

Tonight. I decided to take on the most difficult part of the...
Forum: My RV Build Project 04-14-2018, 05:15 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 19,496
Posted By CubedRoot
March 19th, 2017. Hours Worked: 3

link: http://theskunkwerx.com/rv7/mounting-the-trim-tab-servo/created: 2017/03/19 21:00:42

Mounting the Trim Tab Servo

Since my rudder trailing edge is still curing, I decided to work on the last...
Forum: My RV Build Project 04-14-2018, 05:10 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 19,496
Posted By CubedRoot
March 18th, 2017. Hours Worked: 1.25

link: http://theskunkwerx.com/rv7/bending-the-left-elevator-leading-edge/
created: 2017/03/18 00:58:23

Bending the Left Elevator Leading Edge

After[ getting the right elevator bent,...
Forum: My RV Build Project 04-14-2018, 05:08 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 19,496
Posted By CubedRoot
March 14th, 2017. Hours Worked: 2

link: http://theskunkwerx.com/rv7/bending-right-elevator-leading-edge/
created: 2017/03/14 19:00:37

Bending Right Elevator Leading Edge

With the right elevator all closed up, one of the last...
Forum: My RV Build Project 04-14-2018, 05:05 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 19,496
Posted By CubedRoot
March 13th, 2017. Hours Worked: 1.5

link: http://theskunkwerx.com/rv7/closing-up-the-elevators/
created: 2017/03/13 20:30:01

Closing up the Elevators

Tonight I was able to close up and rivet both the left and the right elevators....
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-14-2018, 12:44 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,608
Posted By CubedRoot
Well, with this announcement, the onus is...

Well, with this announcement, the onus is squarely on Dynon at this point. Dynon REALLY needs to just support GDL 90 output streams.
Forum: My RV Build Project 04-13-2018, 11:35 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 19,496
Posted By CubedRoot
Yeah, it was a good time. I ad to pay them with...

Yeah, it was a good time. I ad to pay them with food though :-)
Forum: My RV Build Project 04-12-2018, 09:36 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 19,496
Posted By CubedRoot
March 11th, 2017. Hours Worked: 1.25

link: http://theskunkwerx.com/rv7/proseal-party/
created: 2017/03/11 15:00:34

# ProSeal Party!

Today was actually a pretty fun day. I decided to wait on prosealing the rudder and elevators until I...
Forum: My RV Build Project 04-12-2018, 09:31 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 19,496
Posted By CubedRoot
March 9th, 2017. Hours Worked: 2.5

link: http://theskunkwerx.com/rv7/closing-up-the-trim-tab/
created: 2017/03/09 21:00:49

# Closing up the Trim Tab

I am coming down to the finish line on this empennage kit. Tonight I finished up...
Forum: My RV Build Project 04-12-2018, 09:26 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 19,496
Posted By CubedRoot
March 5th, 2017. Hours Worked: 3

link: http://theskunkwerx.com/rv7/riveting-the-left-elevator-skin/

# Riveting the Left Elevator Skin

Tonight I worked to rivet on the skin of the Left Elevator and the last few remaining parts of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-28-2018, 07:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 990
Posted By CubedRoot
I am guessing that Cato is unservicable. If it...

I am guessing that Cato is unservicable. If it wasn't soooo costly to ship, I'd buy it just for the hangar decoration :-)
Forum: My RV Build Project 03-27-2018, 11:55 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 19,496
Posted By CubedRoot
March 4th, 2017. Hours Worked: 1

After completing the horizontal stabilizer in a previous work session, I decided to continue on and finish the vertical stabilizer. *The Tech Counselor came out this morning and approved all my work...
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-27-2018, 10:47 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,249
Posted By CubedRoot
Ed, You wouldn't happen to have any photos of...

Ed,
You wouldn't happen to have any photos of that would you? I'd like to consider something like that for my own build.
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-27-2018, 11:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 836
Posted By CubedRoot
Thanks for all the replies and advice! I'll drill...

Thanks for all the replies and advice! I'll drill two more holes (hopefully much much better this time!) on either side of this janky hole and then consider this a "custom" piece of work :-)

And...
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-26-2018, 09:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 836
Posted By CubedRoot
Did I mess up my aileron leading edge?

Welp, I made a mistake drilling the counterbalance pipe on my left aileron tonight. I go into a bit more detail on my blog: http://theskunkwerx.com/rv7/assembling-the-left-aileron/

Essentially, I...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-26-2018, 09:07 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,617
Posted By CubedRoot
Rob and folks with diagrams, I don't want to...

Rob and folks with diagrams,
I don't want to derail the discussion, or change the topic, but can you share what tools you used to come up with your electrical diagrams? They all look great! I am...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-25-2018, 12:34 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,608
Posted By CubedRoot
I get that, but GDL90 is a pretty industry...

I get that, but GDL90 is a pretty industry standard protocol, and one that Foreflight has supported for a long time now. Dynon, however, does not support this protocol. They are pretty much the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-25-2018, 12:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,304
Posted By CubedRoot
I found the same thing Mani ! I bought a roll of...

I found the same thing Mani ! I bought a roll of that expensive riveters tape and used it a couple times. But once I started using plain old, cheap painters tape...it seemed to work out much...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-25-2018, 12:07 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,608
Posted By CubedRoot
The simplest solution would be for Dynon to start...

The simplest solution would be for Dynon to start supporting GDL90 data streams both in and out.

Stratux (an opensource project that has little to no actual funding) has been sending WX and traffic...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-22-2018, 08:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 917
Posted By CubedRoot
Yeah, but take a look at that photo'...

Yeah, but take a look at that photo' URL:

http://lh3.ggpht.com/_Tmi66Ai4XWs/Sb3FMMVFcbI/AAAAAAAAAEE/oExuwe1cqVs/s800/006.JPG

The domain is ggpht.com which, if I had to guess is back before when...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-22-2018, 06:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 917
Posted By CubedRoot
If you are using the "copy image address" or...

If you are using the "copy image address" or opening the image in a new tab and getting the URL for the photo....please take note.

The URL that you are grabbing is to Google CDN's (Content Delivery...
Forum: Southeast 03-19-2018, 08:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 517
Posted By CubedRoot
Got the PM, Noel. I'll give you a shout around...

Got the PM, Noel. I'll give you a shout around lunchtime tomorrow.
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-19-2018, 08:46 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,965
Posted By CubedRoot
Justin, Photos didn't...

Justin,
Photos didn't work:

https://imgur.com/bWGPwHTl.jpg


Copying the URL from Google Photos doesn't always work :-(
Forum: Southeast 03-19-2018, 07:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 517
Posted By CubedRoot
Hi Noel! Hope the knee recovery is going well! I...

Hi Noel!
Hope the knee recovery is going well!

I am working with my client from 8:30am to roughly 5pm, over off Kit Creek road in the Triangle. It looks to be about 30 minutes away from KTTA.
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-18-2018, 08:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,816
Posted By CubedRoot
I don't think the -7 is going anywhere for a long...

I don't think the -7 is going anywhere for a long time. Its their "entry level" kit for a side-by-side two seater. Its cheaper than a -14 and it its a "niche" that the -14 can't really fill.

Its...
Forum: RV-14 03-18-2018, 07:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,523
Posted By CubedRoot
Here's where right clicking on the image in...

Here's where right clicking on the image in Google Photos can go wrong. You end up getting a link from google's CDN's which doesn't always work (depending on which region the viewer is in), and...
Forum: Southeast 03-18-2018, 07:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 517
Posted By CubedRoot
hey Raleigh folks, I am back in town this week,...

hey Raleigh folks, I am back in town this week, leaving out late Friday. Anyone need a right seater for some local flying :-) Or need some free labor to help with a build?
Forum: RV-14 03-17-2018, 09:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,523
Posted By CubedRoot
A big part of that is the version of vBulletin...

A big part of that is the version of vBulletin this board runs. It looks to be a very, very old version at 3.6.8. Which was released 11 years ago, in 2007. vBulletin stopped supporting this version...
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-17-2018, 12:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 612
Posted By CubedRoot
I had my wife come down and help with getting...

I had my wife come down and help with getting these rivets. I also used a scrap piece of trailing edge wedge (had some from a practice kit) to make an angled pulling surface to get to the rivet. I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-15-2018, 10:44 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 9,011
Posted By CubedRoot
Jake, You wouldn't happen to have any video of...

Jake,
You wouldn't happen to have any video of those lights at night during taxi, takeoff and landing would you? I have been seriously considering getting a set of these for my RV-7 but I was...
Forum: Alternative Engines 03-13-2018, 11:02 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,182
Posted By CubedRoot
Seeing that R18 engine brought back many good...

Seeing that R18 engine brought back many good memories of tinkering around with the B-series engines of the 90's and 2000's

I still have an old Acura Integra as my beater car, that has a B18A...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-08-2018, 12:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,330
Posted By CubedRoot
EAA has a good video on how to deal with...

EAA has a good video on how to deal with this.

It's pretty easy it looks like:

http://www.eaavideo.org/detail/video/1136841468001
Forum: Primers 03-07-2018, 01:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 560
Posted By CubedRoot
Storing Alumaprep 33 and Alodine

Hey folks,
I picked up 2 quarts each of Alumaprep 33 and Alodine (or whatever Bonderite is calling them now.....).

I read the MSDS and the technical data sheets for both, so I am sure I have the...
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-27-2018, 01:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,025
Posted By CubedRoot
I personally haven't gotten to the tanks...yet. ...

I personally haven't gotten to the tanks...yet. I just finished up the flaps a few nights ago, and will start on the ailerons tonight. I hope to have them finished up in a couple of weeks, and then...
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-27-2018, 12:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,025
Posted By CubedRoot
I can't take credit for the idea :-) I had some...

I can't take credit for the idea :-) I had some good suggestions from here on the forums.

I have zero regrets from building in this order. I actually prefer it. My expensive wing spars are...
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-27-2018, 11:18 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,025
Posted By CubedRoot
If space is an issue, do like I am doing: Build...

If space is an issue, do like I am doing: Build the Flaps, Ailerons and tanks before you setup your wing jig. I decided to build my wings up to the point of needing them in jig. Then I stuck them...
Forum: Tools 02-26-2018, 11:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,544
Posted By CubedRoot
So, I broke a Tungsten bucking bar, in half.

Well, this is the first time I have ever seen this. While working on my flaps the other night, I was happily riveting the top skin to the spar, and I noticed that my bucking bar felt....weird.

I...
Forum: RV-10 02-19-2018, 07:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 790
Posted By CubedRoot
I am up in Raleigh this week, but coming home...

I am up in Raleigh this week, but coming home Friday for three weeks. So, after Friday, I will be at the house (and working on the RV-7 too!), and you're welcome to swing by anytime. I have my...
Forum: RV-10 02-18-2018, 01:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 790
Posted By CubedRoot
Howdy neighbor! I'm building an RV-7 and I am...

Howdy neighbor! I'm building an RV-7 and I am just up the road from you in Ooltewah. I'm also a member of EAA Chapter 150, we probably know each other.
Forum: RV-14 02-16-2018, 10:04 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,669
Posted By CubedRoot
I'm building a -7, on the wings right now. So...

I'm building a -7, on the wings right now. So please pardon a -7 guy barging in on y'alls -14 forum :-)

I tossed this same question around a few times myself. Van's shipped the warner kit by...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-15-2018, 02:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 940
Posted By CubedRoot
I am seriously considering doing something like...

I am seriously considering doing something like this on my wing ribs though. The reason being is because of all the flutes.

I am thinking I may want to do the wing ribs in this order:

1. Get...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-15-2018, 12:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 940
Posted By CubedRoot
I'm in the "Prime before dimpling" camp here. I...

I'm in the "Prime before dimpling" camp here. I tried both ways. When I dimpled before priming, I had a hard time scuffing my parts with scotchbrite pads over the backs of the dimples. They would...
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-15-2018, 11:44 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,316
Posted By CubedRoot
I'll try to engrave a couple actuators like these...

I'll try to engrave a couple actuators like these tonight and stick on this 5 gang of switches I have so you can see how it looks.

Heres a preliminary video I did for another thread thats similar...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-15-2018, 11:21 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,598
Posted By CubedRoot
Man, now that you mentioned it, I do remember...

Man, now that you mentioned it, I do remember those APEM's having that second "actuator" piece that the covers snapped on to. Like I said, its been several years (2 house moves, 1 new kid, 1 new...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-15-2018, 10:10 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,598
Posted By CubedRoot
I just shot a video from my phone to show the...

I just shot a video from my phone to show the differences between the old APEM (Aveo RockRack) and the Carling Contura V's.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cyA_-9YOK8M

Please forgive the mess :-) ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-15-2018, 09:52 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,598
Posted By CubedRoot
Not really. Aveo was using APEM switches, KR...

Not really. Aveo was using APEM switches, KR series I believe. The actuators (covers) are quite different and will not work with Carlings.

When I was talking with Aveo a few years ago about...
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-15-2018, 01:12 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,316
Posted By CubedRoot
Well, good news. I found a gang of 5 Carlings in...

Well, good news. I found a gang of 5 Carlings in my shop storage, and about 25 laser etchable blank actuators from when I was tinkering with these things a few years ago.

I also found a metric ton...
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-10-2018, 12:15 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,316
Posted By CubedRoot
I like this version personally. Easily...

I like this version personally. Easily identifiable, markings re congruent with keeping light leakage to a minimum, and easy to tell when its on or off.
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-08-2018, 06:15 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,316
Posted By CubedRoot
If they don't come through give me a shout. I...

If they don't come through give me a shout. I think I still have a few contura V actuators and got pretty good etching them on my laser. I'll be happy to make some for you to get some feedback on...
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-08-2018, 05:47 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,316
Posted By CubedRoot
I'm not sure. The leakage out of the front...

I'm not sure. The leakage out of the front (etched portion) of the actuators weren't bad at all if memory serves correct. Just around from behind the actuator.

In the configuration you...
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