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Forum: RV-14 Yesterday, 10:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 569
Posted By RandyAB
http://www.te.com/usa-en/home.html They are...

http://www.te.com/usa-en/home.html

They are beautiful but the crimpers are extremely $$$.
Forum: RV-10 Yesterday, 08:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,807
Posted By RandyAB
Tom, look for HDT-48-00. These are the correct...

Tom, look for HDT-48-00. These are the correct crimpers from what I've read. They are $$$.....even the knock-offs.
Forum: RV-10 Yesterday, 07:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 439
Posted By RandyAB
Not currently Kyle. I might have removed it...

Not currently Kyle. I might have removed it though. I got it with my quickbuild back in Sept.
Forum: RV-10 04-23-2018, 10:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 439
Posted By RandyAB
Hmmmm.....what is the green version? The one I...

Hmmmm.....what is the green version? The one I have is gray on the outside and pink on the inside. Which version is that?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-22-2018, 09:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 321
Posted By RandyAB
I believe you have to buy an engine to get their...

I believe you have to buy an engine to get their pricing though.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-22-2018, 08:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 321
Posted By RandyAB
MT three blade prop

Did Van's just jack up the price for the 3 blade MT for the 540? I could have sworn it was just over $11K and is now $13150.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-22-2018, 08:07 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 747
Posted By RandyAB
Mine just came pre lubed.

Mine just came pre lubed.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-21-2018, 05:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 747
Posted By RandyAB
Awesome! Thanks Carlos.

Awesome! Thanks Carlos.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-21-2018, 02:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 747
Posted By RandyAB
What Carl said. Now that we have that...

What Carl said.

Now that we have that established, perhaps I can ask if the handle comes off the assembly without the difficulty of springs and bearings falling out?
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-21-2018, 12:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 854
Posted By RandyAB
I'm at the same stage you are at and have felt...

I'm at the same stage you are at and have felt the same feelings of despair. I think that designing your own system is imperative to understanding what to do if failures pop up but it's a bit of a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-20-2018, 08:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 664
Posted By RandyAB
Why don't you contact that other broker and make...

Why don't you contact that other broker and make sure that apples are being compared to apples? If so, count your blessings and run with it!
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 04-18-2018, 11:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 256
Posted By RandyAB
Yes, do check around. Aerosport was the best...

Yes, do check around. Aerosport was the best quote in my instance. Darren at Aerosport was terrific to deal with but having said that, Rhonda at BPE was also awesome. For me the deciding factor was...
Forum: RV-10 04-12-2018, 10:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 692
Posted By RandyAB
Which alternator Bill? If you are using an oil...

Which alternator Bill? If you are using an oil filter adapter My understanding is that spacers are mandatory for clearance.
Forum: RV-10 04-12-2018, 08:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 692
Posted By RandyAB
I can see how tight that is in the back. Are...

I can see how tight that is in the back. Are there any spacers or drive extensions in your setup?
Forum: RV-10 04-12-2018, 08:22 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 692
Posted By RandyAB
I’m using their oil filter adapter. TJ feels...

I’m using their oil filter adapter. TJ feels that with a spacer and drive extension that either one is a possibility. He wasn’t worried about the diameter interference as much as room posteriorly....
Forum: RV-10 04-12-2018, 08:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 692
Posted By RandyAB
Thanks Bob. I did order the 90 degree adapter. It...

Thanks Bob. I did order the 90 degree adapter. It seems like this is the part that gives interference headaches though.
Forum: RV-10 04-11-2018, 09:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 692
Posted By RandyAB
Measurement required for B&C alternator.

I’m looking at B&C backup alternators and there are a couple of options available. The unknown is how much space is available between the vacuum pump pad where the alternator will be installed and...
Forum: COMM 04-09-2018, 08:53 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,158
Posted By RandyAB
With the Garmin stuff, (I don't know about other...

With the Garmin stuff, (I don't know about other manufacturers), there are blade antennas that will handle both the ADSB in and out in one antenna. I put the VHF bent whips under the passenger seats...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-03-2018, 10:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,026
Posted By RandyAB
Thanks for the info Leo. I'm reading conflicting...

Thanks for the info Leo. I'm reading conflicting bits on this which has added to the confusion. Do all of the components that you chose for the ebuss have dual power input capability? If so, that...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-03-2018, 12:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,026
Posted By RandyAB
Thanks Chuck! I’d love to see what you are doing.

Thanks Chuck! I’d love to see what you are doing.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 04-02-2018, 05:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,479
Posted By RandyAB
Classy Mike.

Classy Mike.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-02-2018, 05:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,026
Posted By RandyAB
Thank you Bob for your very helpful comments. ...

Thank you Bob for your very helpful comments. The GTN 650 that I plan to use as you did really presented the greatest challenge because of the lack of dual power inputs. I wasn't completely sure...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-02-2018, 05:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,026
Posted By RandyAB
Thank you Peter for your input. I appreciate it....

Thank you Peter for your input. I appreciate it. I really do like the functionality of the VPX system overall. From what I've read, the dual independant busses of the VPX Pro with the ability to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-01-2018, 09:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,026
Posted By RandyAB
Vertical Power and E-buss

I'm struggling with designing the most efficient way of integrating a Vertical Power Pro with an ebuss for backup. I'm not sure if I'm missing something and would appreciate kind input to get me on...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 04-01-2018, 09:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,479
Posted By RandyAB
There are a few places on my 10 that the C yoke,...

There are a few places on my 10 that the C yoke, including the longeron yoke, didn't have clearance to squeeze without bending something. There were times, not many, where the alligator squeezer...
Forum: RV-10 03-30-2018, 11:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 973
Posted By RandyAB
+10^3 Tom at TS Flightlines was awesome as was...

+10^3

Tom at TS Flightlines was awesome as was his product. I'll get my fuel lines from him as well.
Forum: RV-10 03-25-2018, 04:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 355
Posted By RandyAB
I had a similar question when I was at that...

I had a similar question when I was at that point. I believe you are mistaking the elevator counterbalance arms for the horns which I did as well. Try this...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-22-2018, 12:56 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,182
Posted By RandyAB
I'm resurrecting an old thread rather than...

I'm resurrecting an old thread rather than restarting a new one.

I've been thinking long and hard about design of my electrical system and have read Ausman's book and the relevant sections of...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 03-21-2018, 07:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,399
Posted By RandyAB
Loved it! Makes me want to build an 8 next.

Loved it! Makes me want to build an 8 next.
Forum: RV-10 03-13-2018, 07:28 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 15,865
Posted By RandyAB
Are they easy to retrofit on a quick build tank...

Are they easy to retrofit on a quick build tank that is already sealed?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-09-2018, 05:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 963
Posted By RandyAB
With the Akzo Nobel, according to the spec sheet,...

With the Akzo Nobel, according to the spec sheet, the topcoat needs to go on between 1hr and 48hrs after the primer dries.

I used Akzo Nobel on my empennage. With my quickbuild wings I didn't see...
Forum: RV-12 03-09-2018, 10:19 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 12,118
Posted By RandyAB
Yes Dave. Tom at TS Flightlines confirmed what...

Yes Dave. Tom at TS Flightlines confirmed what you said. Thanks for saving me from a mistake! :) I owe you an IPA or two! :D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-09-2018, 10:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,425
Posted By RandyAB
I'm sure impressed with Tom's continued support...

I'm sure impressed with Tom's continued support and patience as well as his terrific product.
Forum: RV-12 03-09-2018, 10:00 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 12,118
Posted By RandyAB
Thanks Dave. No mogas for me. My engine is going...

Thanks Dave. No mogas for me. My engine is going to have 9:1 compression and the builder didn't recommend that it be used. I ordered both the 565 and 567 just to be sure that I had the correct...
Forum: RV-12 03-08-2018, 10:10 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 12,118
Posted By RandyAB
The other side of that fitting has even a more...

The other side of that fitting has even a more pronounced taper Dave. I'll have to do a bit more research to try and understand what you are saying because i thought that both sides needed...
Forum: RV-12 03-08-2018, 09:46 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 12,118
Posted By RandyAB
Thanks Dave. I used Permatex #2 on the master...

Thanks Dave. I used Permatex #2 on the master cylinders (couldn't locally source the Loctite). The stuff is nasty like Proseal however. I ordered Loctite from Acklands Grainger and will use that...
Forum: RV-12 03-08-2018, 09:34 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 12,118
Posted By RandyAB
I'm talking about the AN 822 4D fittings that...

I'm talking about the AN 822 4D fittings that screw into the master cylinders. I used Permatex #2 there. I'm confused by what you've written. In section 5 it states that all threaded fittings...
Forum: RV-12 03-08-2018, 06:06 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 12,118
Posted By RandyAB
Installing my AN fittings now. People here are...

Installing my AN fittings now. People here are referring to Loctite 567 whereas Van's section 5 suggests Loctite 565. Which is correct? Both perhaps?
Forum: RV-10 03-07-2018, 01:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 371
Posted By RandyAB
Ya, the plans mention that. I'm using Control...

Ya, the plans mention that. I'm using Control Approach pedals so now I'm trying to determine if that changes anything since the cables don't exit the tunnel as per the stock setup.
Forum: RV-10 03-07-2018, 10:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 371
Posted By RandyAB
Lol. I wish. Thanks Scott.

Lol. I wish.

Thanks Scott.
Forum: RV-10 03-07-2018, 10:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 371
Posted By RandyAB
Rudder bearing block placement.

I'm currently mounting the exquisite Control Approach pedals that Paul Grimstad sent this week. There is an extra hole in each longeron where the rudder bearing blocks attach resulting in two...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-06-2018, 12:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,980
Posted By RandyAB
Even if some aluminum alloys are produced...

Even if some aluminum alloys are produced domestically in the US, I would believe that broader inflation caused by the tariffs would have a spill-over effect across the board.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-06-2018, 10:35 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,980
Posted By RandyAB
Your general knowledge continues to impress me...

Your general knowledge continues to impress me Ross. :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-06-2018, 10:08 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,980
Posted By RandyAB
I'm not trolling here for a political discussion....

I'm not trolling here for a political discussion. Those never end well. I'm not really complaining about the import tax although I think it's easy to see that this is going to have major implications...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-06-2018, 09:00 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,980
Posted By RandyAB
Aluminum tarrifs

As I've been reading the news over the past week, I can't help but wonder how kit prices are going to be affected by the imposition of hefty duties on imported metals. Anybody else pondering this?
Forum: RV-10 03-05-2018, 08:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 441
Posted By RandyAB
I clecoed them in place and then match drilled. ...

I clecoed them in place and then match drilled. No problems. Use plenty of clamps while match drilling.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-22-2018, 02:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,171
Posted By RandyAB
Aluminum rivets on stainless firewall

I notice a lot of AN rivets used on the firewall. Any concern for galvanic corrosion with doing this?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-18-2018, 08:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 438
Posted By RandyAB
Thanks Tom. The product that you supplied was...

Thanks Tom. The product that you supplied was top notch!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-17-2018, 11:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 438
Posted By RandyAB
Thanks Scott. That is perfect. I do have the AN...

Thanks Scott. That is perfect. I do have the AN fittings and will use them.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-17-2018, 10:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 438
Posted By RandyAB
AN fittings for Master cylinders

Can somebody explain to me why 90 degree AN 4D fittings are used only in the two bottom holes of the master cylinders on the pilot side and the other 6 (two top on pilot side and all 4 on co-pilot...
Forum: RV-10 02-12-2018, 02:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,138
Posted By RandyAB
Hmmmm......my quickbuild has no rivets at all in...

Hmmmm......my quickbuild has no rivets at all in those holes. I'll have to look through the plans and see what is supposed to be riveted behind there.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-03-2018, 11:02 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,516
Posted By RandyAB
That is what was concerning me as well Walt. ...

That is what was concerning me as well Walt. Correct me if I am wrong but my understanding is that the engine should be on it's own master and isolated from the other systems.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-03-2018, 10:57 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,516
Posted By RandyAB
I am familiar yes Mickey. I've read good chunks...

I am familiar yes Mickey. I've read good chunks of it but have not gotten all of way through it. I find it quite verbose and overloaded making it less than a captivating read. Ausman's book is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-03-2018, 09:53 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,516
Posted By RandyAB
How best to design the electrical system to...

How best to design the electrical system to accommodate the level safety required? This has been the most difficult part of the decision making process for me. I'm reading as much as I can but there...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-22-2018, 04:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 750
Posted By RandyAB
Do I need two nav antennae?

I installed a cat whisker antenna on top of the VS for VOR/GS. I was talking about antenna placement with friend who is an electrical engineer and he said he installed both a cat whisker and an...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-18-2018, 06:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,558
Posted By RandyAB
Search for Bob Archer antennas and you will get a...

Search for Bob Archer antennas and you will get a plethora of hits.
Forum: RV-10 01-08-2018, 10:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 877
Posted By RandyAB
Yes. A call to Van's to double check is always a...

Yes. A call to Van's to double check is always a good plan.
Forum: RV-10 01-07-2018, 11:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 877
Posted By RandyAB
I personally don't think that this would...

I personally don't think that this would critically weaken the stiffener. Do any of the match drilled holes have less than minimum edge distance? It looks to me like you are fine. From your picture,...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-05-2018, 09:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,385
Posted By RandyAB
A lot of people have used the Drill Doctor and...

A lot of people have used the Drill Doctor and have raved about it. I bought one based on the reviews and truthfully I haven't had the best of luck with it. I've only tried it on the smaller bits...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-04-2018, 04:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 435
Posted By RandyAB
Perfect. Thanks.

Perfect. Thanks.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-04-2018, 04:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 435
Posted By RandyAB
Ya those. I don't mind fabricating but if there...

Ya those. I don't mind fabricating but if there is a quick solution from Van's then I'd use my time on other things.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-03-2018, 08:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 435
Posted By RandyAB
Part number for access panels

Does anybody know the correct Van's part number for auxiliary access panels for places like baggage floor etc? I'm thinking likely VA-195C and VA-195D?
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