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Forum: Reviews Yesterday, 10:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 577
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Minor clarification......

As written, this implies allowing each lamination layer to cure, sand to shape, and then add the next layer.
The recommended process has all layers installed at one time. Sanding / finishing to...
Forum: RV-14 Yesterday, 09:28 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,095
Posted By rvbuilder2002
One of the more common canopy installation errors...

One of the more common canopy installation errors is screw holes that are not tapped straight.
This could be dealt with in many different ways but this was chosen as a simple method since the canopy...
Forum: RV-10 01-14-2019, 02:11 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,130
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Personal conversations with engineers and...

Personal conversations with engineers and regional reps from Lycoming.
Based on what I have been told, I do not use Aeroshell multi weight in our fleet of airplanes.
Forum: RV-10 01-14-2019, 01:31 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,130
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Before doing anything else, I suggest you stop...

Before doing anything else, I suggest you stop using the multigrade oil and switch to Aeroshell 100 (straight mineral), and see what happens.
Whether it gets better or not, I would recommend you not...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-14-2019, 01:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,111
Posted By rvbuilder2002
As you (as a non builder) gain knowledge, I think...

As you (as a non builder) gain knowledge, I think you will find that bonding a canopy on with Sika is not an easier technique, nor does it make the canopy easier to replace if it should ever have to...
Forum: RV-14 01-14-2019, 10:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 335
Posted By rvbuilder2002
A gap is normal for the reason that Logan...

A gap is normal for the reason that Logan mentioned.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-10-2019, 09:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 593
Posted By rvbuilder2002
I am not sure where in documentation to direct...

I am not sure where in documentation to direct you to look but if you you look at any A model airplanes at fly-ins, or Van's demonstrators you will see a tail tie down ring always installed.

I guess...
Forum: Alternative Engines 01-10-2019, 09:25 AM
Replies: 202
Views: 25,368
Posted By rvbuilder2002
When I first saw the photos of your engine mount...

When I first saw the photos of your engine mount I had immediate concerns but refrained from posting because any time I do post in a thread related to alternative power it seems to be taken as an...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-09-2019, 09:47 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,618
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Since there are a number of instrumentation...

Since there are a number of instrumentation configurations of the RV-12, it is difficult to offer suggestions without knowing what you have. Your airplane is a rather low serial # which would imply...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-08-2019, 01:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,401
Posted By rvbuilder2002
It is not a question that is easy to...

It is not a question that is easy to answer....
The probability is dependent on the build of the airplane.

There are some owners that say they have so much cold air coming in that the cabin heat...
Forum: RV-14 01-08-2019, 09:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,006
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Like I said.... differing opinions

Like I said.... differing opinions
Forum: RV-14 01-08-2019, 12:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,006
Posted By rvbuilder2002
I guess there are different opinions on what is...

I guess there are different opinions on what is simple.
Running two heavy gauge wires all the way fwd to the start is not, in my opinion.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-07-2019, 09:43 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,163
Posted By rvbuilder2002
As has been explained here in the forum...

As has been explained here in the forum previously, the reason the electric pump on the RV-12 is operated full time with no switch available is to mitigate vapor lock.

This is the same reason the...
Forum: RV-14 01-07-2019, 12:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,006
Posted By rvbuilder2002
I think that is a misprint. The actual reason is...

I think that is a misprint.
The actual reason is because powder coat is not very hard.
The small contact area on edge of the tube will quickly compress the powder coating and reduce the loading on...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-07-2019, 12:35 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 8,654
Posted By rvbuilder2002
There are numerous variables from one flight to...

There are numerous variables from one flight to another but on average Van's prototype/demonstrator RV-12 will true out at about 120 Kts at about 5.2 GPH at altitudes above 10K
The RV-12 and RV-12iS...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-04-2019, 04:12 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,967
Posted By rvbuilder2002
https://www.grainger.com/product/GRAINGER-APPROVED...

https://www.grainger.com/product/GRAINGER-APPROVED-Hose-Clamp-2UTG3
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-04-2019, 04:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 766
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Oops... edited post to say bottom 5.

Oops... edited post to say bottom 5.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-04-2019, 01:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 766
Posted By rvbuilder2002
The bottom 5 are definitely retrofitable. The...

The bottom 5 are definitely retrofitable.

The rest (except USB ports) would be challenging to add to a ULS fuselage.
Forum: RV-14 01-02-2019, 02:11 PM
Replies: 128
Sticky: Plan "Gottchas"
Views: 85,142
Posted By rvbuilder2002
I think once you finish the rudder , you will...

I think once you finish the rudder , you will find that you would not be able to install it on the vertical stabilizer if it didn't have that funky shape.....
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-02-2019, 01:23 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,967
Posted By rvbuilder2002
I have seen screw clamps on rubber hoses like...

I have seen screw clamps on rubber hoses like used on the induction system of a Lycoming loosen over time, but it is not because the clamp loosens so I was not counting those when I wrote that. Those...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-02-2019, 09:54 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,967
Posted By rvbuilder2002
The RV-12 and 12iS are certified airplanes. The...

The RV-12 and 12iS are certified airplanes. The Rotax 912iS is a certified engine package.

The parts and all of the associated plumbing you see in the photo is either specified for and supplied...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-01-2019, 03:45 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,967
Posted By rvbuilder2002
In all my years working on aircraft...

In all my years working on aircraft professionally, I have never seen a screw type hose clamp loosen, so I am not sure how to answer that question.

Some would say why not? I guess my answer would...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-01-2019, 03:38 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,967
Posted By rvbuilder2002
It is the same as the ULS RV-12

It is the same as the ULS RV-12
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-01-2019, 12:26 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,967
Posted By rvbuilder2002
I'm not sure what you mean by "get to all of...

I'm not sure what you mean by "get to all of this". Everything you see can be reached through the designed opening. For those that want to stand behind the pumps when working on them, you will...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-01-2019, 11:31 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,967
Posted By rvbuilder2002
The iS version of the RV-12 has an access cover...

The iS version of the RV-12 has an access cover added to the bottom of the tail cone, directly below the fuel pumps.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-01-2019, 11:18 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,314
Posted By rvbuilder2002
FYI for future RV builders..... Van's does not...

FYI for future RV builders.....
Van's does not put an official bill of sale in the last kit box (if they did, most people would likely lose it like they do many of the other documents that they call...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-31-2018, 10:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,314
Posted By rvbuilder2002
There is nothing standard about a 25 mile radius...

There is nothing standard about a 25 mile radius flight test area. All of our certifications, phase one because of modifications, etc., is handled through our local FSDO and they are totally fine...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-31-2018, 10:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 602
Posted By rvbuilder2002
I bit of research will show that the softened...

I bit of research will show that the softened sealant issue from extended exposure to leaking fuel has happened with numerous brands of sealant.

Additionally, lack of a leak on the other side...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-31-2018, 04:48 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,938
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Additional info....

Since it didn't look like either of threads that Axle linked to have the information I am adding it here......
There is a Lycoming service instruction (don't remember the # right now) that documents...
Forum: RV-10 12-31-2018, 04:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 562
Posted By rvbuilder2002
The countersink cutter is made of highly hardened...

The countersink cutter is made of highly hardened tool steel.
You will not be able to drill it.
Breakage is usually caused by the hole not actually being the proper diam., and being a tight fit for...
Forum: RV-14 12-31-2018, 04:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 559
Posted By rvbuilder2002
This is only the case if you assume that when the...

This is only the case if you assume that when the indicator marker is at the mid point on the indicator, that the trim tab is in the neutral/in trail position. It is not. The only way that could be...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-31-2018, 11:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,718
Posted By rvbuilder2002
I don't know if I understand your question...

I don't know if I understand your question correctly, but if you mean a high velocity stream from a fuel nozzle having a neg. effect on the fuel tank and sender? No, I am not aware of any problem...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-29-2018, 08:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 743
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Abby at Flight Line interiors (maker of the...

Abby at Flight Line interiors (maker of the factory RV-12(iS) seats will work with customers to do customization when needed.

When you tried out the RV-12, did you take out the removable spacer from...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-29-2018, 08:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,466
Posted By rvbuilder2002
With the aftermarket softstart module you should...

With the aftermarket softstart module you should be starting with only Ign a switched on (assuming that is the one the soft start is installed on, so I guess you could the same with the new version...
Forum: Safety 12-29-2018, 04:40 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,732
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Perhaps none of your test data subjects were...

Perhaps none of your test data subjects were comfortable getting very close to stall which would make your data invalid.

I have personally flown many aircraft that do exhibit an increase in decent...
Forum: RV-14 12-29-2018, 04:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 345
Posted By rvbuilder2002
It sounds like an experimental aircraft is...

It sounds like an experimental aircraft is perfect for you..... it allows you to just do whatever you want.....
Forum: RV-14 12-29-2018, 10:49 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,791
Posted By rvbuilder2002
I would categorize the 14 handling during landing...

I would categorize the 14 handling during landing as falling midway between the 7 and the 9.
I am surprised by your comment about the 6A being a handful.
It would be my guess that transition to the...
Forum: RV-14 12-29-2018, 10:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 345
Posted By rvbuilder2002
It is intended to be a loose pivot joint to allow...

It is intended to be a loose pivot joint to allow freedom of movement of the pipe during engine movement (I think it mentions not torquing the bolt tight?...... I don't have plans here at home). ...
Forum: Propellers 12-29-2018, 10:26 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 12,064
Posted By rvbuilder2002
I agree that lack of a spinner probably doesn't...

I agree that lack of a spinner probably doesn't have a significant effect on speed performance but I bet it does on cooling performance. This may not be a factor this time of year in regions with...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-29-2018, 09:09 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,474
Posted By rvbuilder2002
I agree. And if you aren't sure what the max....

I agree.
And if you aren't sure what the max. RPM was, you should also download the EFIS data and confirm it didn't exceed the limit that requires a propeller inspection.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-28-2018, 03:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,015
Posted By rvbuilder2002
I also agree with the sentiment of not splitting...

I also agree with the sentiment of not splitting into two forums.
As already mentioned, the two airplanes are still very similar.
Splitting them would in some ways be the same as splitting RV-7 into...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-28-2018, 12:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 652
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Only if the optional Autopilot switch panel is...

Only if the optional Autopilot switch panel is installed (or if using an AFS ACM quick panel module... not likely relevant to an RV-12 though).
Forum: RV-14 12-28-2018, 12:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,791
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Rather difficult to do accurately if you haven't...

Rather difficult to do accurately if you haven't actually flown each one (and then it is still going to be subjective for each pilot), but the RV-12 has very light controls with very responsive and...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-28-2018, 12:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 652
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Like Marty said, set up the cruise speed trim...

Like Marty said, set up the cruise speed trim rate to be no more than the standard 30 seconds limit / limit.
If you wish to use a variable trim rate setting 100% for speeds below about 70 Kts and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-28-2018, 12:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 658
Posted By rvbuilder2002
It is a structural member. The corrugations add...

It is a structural member. The corrugations add a lot of stiffness to the cover.
They do also provide a airflow path out of the cockpit.
Your thinking is correct... if air comes in (fresh air vents...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-27-2018, 10:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 652
Posted By rvbuilder2002
I surely would. The Dynon trim speed profile can...

I surely would.

The Dynon trim speed profile can be adjusted in the set-up menu
Forum: RV-14 12-27-2018, 10:25 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,400
Posted By rvbuilder2002
All QB kits are internally primed, but it isn't...

All QB kits are internally primed, but it isn't super obvious to someone expecting it to look like a traditional pigmented primer.

If you place a piece of bare aluminum on an interior surface, it is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-27-2018, 03:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,979
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Technically, that wouldn't be...

Technically, that wouldn't be enough....
Calculations and analysis is important but standard practice is to then (at a minimum) do a static load test to prove that the results of the analysis are...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-27-2018, 02:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,979
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Clarification / Correction

The factory specified aerobatic gross weight for the RV-6 and 6A is 1375 lbs
Forum: RV-6/6A 12-24-2018, 01:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 809
Posted By rvbuilder2002
The hung from above pedals are simpler to install...

The hung from above pedals are simpler to install and have a bit better geometry for some feet sizes and they are much easier to preposition for different leg length, but there is no reason to change...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-24-2018, 01:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,979
Posted By rvbuilder2002
????????? Fuel not evenly distributed among the...

?????????

Fuel not evenly distributed among the two fuel tanks has nothing to do with the evenly distributed comments.....

Fuel weight during G's acceleration loads the wing downward, countering...
Forum: RV-6/6A 12-24-2018, 11:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 809
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Early plans for the 6A had the left pilot side...

Early plans for the 6A had the left pilot side pedal plumbed to the left brake and the right passenger pedal plumbed to the right brake when brakes were installed on both sides.
This was done to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-23-2018, 09:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,979
Posted By rvbuilder2002
If the fuel was equally distributed throughout...

If the fuel was equally distributed throughout the full span of the wing the answer would be yes.

Since the tank is only on the inboard portion of the span, the portion of the wing outboard of the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-23-2018, 09:19 PM
Replies: 312
Views: 121,372
Posted By rvbuilder2002
And that was my point as well. I'm fully aware...

And that was my point as well.

I'm fully aware that the quoted fuel flow isn't as low as it could be if ultimate range economy is the goal.....
The point was that considering the speed it is still...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-22-2018, 09:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,404
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Have you heard of this ever happening? This has...

Have you heard of this ever happening?
This has been done by RV owners for for decades ( including the company demonstrators which get lots of hrs on them) and I have never heard of a single crack on...
Forum: My RV Build Project 12-22-2018, 12:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,252
Posted By rvbuilder2002
I have rebuilt wrecked RV's. Every time you turn...

I have rebuilt wrecked RV's.
Every time you turn around you are asking yourself why the original builder put a rivet hole there?, etc. Constantly compromising the rebuild to accommodate what was...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-22-2018, 11:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,160
Posted By rvbuilder2002
I wouldn't recommend rear window installation...

I wouldn't recommend rear window installation before tail cone.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-22-2018, 11:43 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,404
Posted By rvbuilder2002
On an "{A" model it wouldn't be recommended to...

On an "{A" model it wouldn't be recommended to remove it.... it is the only thing preventing the rudder bottom from getting ground off in a less than ideal landing.

There are products that can be...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-22-2018, 11:40 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,404
Posted By rvbuilder2002
It does mean crawling under a bit farther but...

It does mean crawling under a bit farther but connecting the the exhaust the on the prototypes has worked just fine since day one.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-22-2018, 11:24 AM
Replies: 312
Views: 121,372
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Whhhhhatttt....... Only 23 degrees BTDC? You...

Whhhhhatttt.......

Only 23 degrees BTDC?

You don't need the fancy ignition system gear for good fuel economy? :rolleyes:
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-21-2018, 11:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 629
Posted By rvbuilder2002
The reason there are 3 covers is because every...

The reason there are 3 covers is because every engine has a specific oil temperature personality.
I have installed a different engine on a flying airframe and seen totally different oil temperatures...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-20-2018, 09:28 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 373
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Get involved with a local EAA chapter and then...

Get involved with a local EAA chapter and then utilize an EAA technical counselor. This is exactly they reason the tech. counselor program exists.
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