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Forum: RV-7/7A 07-02-2019, 04:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,091
Posted By Aero_Octaveus
I too had the same issue on mine. Very nerve...

I too had the same issue on mine. Very nerve wracking to be drilling on the spar even with the drill press.
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-24-2019, 08:45 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 10,257
Posted By Aero_Octaveus
I did a fairly in-depth out of the box review on...

I did a fairly in-depth out of the box review on the 2018/2019 crow harnesses noting that they have changed the mounting pieces and the cam lock hardware from older...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-10-2019, 11:18 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 637
Posted By Aero_Octaveus
F-710/F-779/F-786C

Hi All, I am currently fitting up my aft fuse and experiencing the insanity of how tight and difficult everything is. I just about to start drilling and I have a question with how the lowest...
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-23-2019, 11:24 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,098
Posted By Aero_Octaveus
I just finished the big bend using the longeron...

I just finished the big bend using the longeron dies. I found them to be very easy to use and my plans were very close to scale making the bend reliable. They make you the Aluminum Whisperer!...
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-17-2019, 02:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,672
Posted By Aero_Octaveus
Resurrecting an old thread. Anyone run into any...

Resurrecting an old thread.

Anyone run into any issues by riveting the rear tie-down in while you are riveting the F-712 bulkheads together?

Larry, now that you have been through the fuselage....
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-11-2019, 03:39 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,149
Posted By Aero_Octaveus
I too sometimes have to struggle with my...

I too sometimes have to struggle with my squeezer. Sometimes its a bit temperamental. (I too am using the Isham adjustable rivet set) I have good success with setting AN426 rivets as getting a good...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-11-2019, 11:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 544
Posted By Aero_Octaveus
2D and 2 1/2D is what the Standard aircraft...

2D and 2 1/2D is what the Standard aircraft handbook says as well, however it seems to be much more conservative than Vans rivet MIL spec, and the 1977 Mil spec.

Since my issue is a single solitary...
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-11-2019, 11:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 889
Posted By Aero_Octaveus
Well that's what I was hoping to do. I haven't...

Well that's what I was hoping to do. I haven't seen a build log that someone has done this on, and since its different from Van's Instructions. I figured i'd try to gather some intel before I forge...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-10-2019, 10:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 544
Posted By Aero_Octaveus
Edge Distance for Dimpled Holes

What edge distances are you using for 3/32" dimpled holes (AN426 Rivets)?

If I reference the MIL-R-47196A spec on Vans Website it shows Flush Rivets, Dimpled Holes as the "A" & "B" dimension...
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-10-2019, 04:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 889
Posted By Aero_Octaveus
Elevator Bellcrank Alignment

Long winded issue here....
Anyone have issues with the alignment of the Elevator Bellcrank F-635 not being perpendicular to the longitudinal axis of the plane?

I'm currently working on the F-706...
Forum: Tools 01-14-2019, 08:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,623
Posted By Aero_Octaveus
Don't forget IKEA sometimes has some awesome...

Don't forget IKEA sometimes has some awesome tables for the workshop. My sanding and buffing station was a mobile butcher block table from Ikea for $60....
Forum: Painting your RV 01-14-2019, 07:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,362
Posted By Aero_Octaveus
Ive used the Spray max 2 part epoxy primer at the...

Ive used the Spray max 2 part epoxy primer at the start of my project. Insanely good stuff and tough as nails. I did a torture test on it once. Good call on the clear coat.

Awesome input guys,...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-14-2019, 07:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 759
Posted By Aero_Octaveus
Wow. Good info at the right time. I'm just about...

Wow. Good info at the right time. I'm just about to rivet my firewall. (Now I can skip a rivet or two)
Forum: Painting your RV 01-14-2019, 08:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,362
Posted By Aero_Octaveus
Painting the interior

So, I intend to paint the Interior of my RV7A rather than install side panels. Trying to save weight as much as I can. Will I be OK with using my current priming process to paint the...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-13-2019, 09:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,253
Posted By Aero_Octaveus
Well. It could be that you will need to write 51%...

Well. It could be that you will need to write 51% code to finish it off ;)
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-13-2019, 02:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,253
Posted By Aero_Octaveus
Im looking forward to trying it out!

Im looking forward to trying it out!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-12-2019, 09:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,032
Posted By Aero_Octaveus
Just need to re-work the flap motor to this...

Just need to re-work the flap motor to this configuration from...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-12-2019, 01:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,032
Posted By Aero_Octaveus
Cause I'm already building a 7! And...elbow room!...

Cause I'm already building a 7! And...elbow room! I mean come on!!:p
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-11-2019, 06:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,373
Posted By Aero_Octaveus
Wow I love it. Congratulations!

Wow I love it. Congratulations!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-11-2019, 06:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,032
Posted By Aero_Octaveus
Almost an RV-8 Mod

Put this on my wish list. An almost an RV-8 mod that lets you sit in the middle on the 6/7/9/14. Oh the elbow room! Who's with me on the petition to Antisplat. :p
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-07-2019, 07:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 853
Posted By Aero_Octaveus
In my own experience. I could always get better...

In my own experience. I could always get better and more precise alignment using a sacrificial nutplate rather than using the nutplate jig. I too have a collection of nutplates for this purpose. All...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-04-2019, 11:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 680
Posted By Aero_Octaveus
Ok perfect. Iím sitting in good shape then....

Ok perfect. Iím sitting in good shape then. Thanks folks.
Forum: RV-10 01-04-2019, 12:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,613
Posted By Aero_Octaveus
I don't think that looks bad at all. Honestly do...

I don't think that looks bad at all. Honestly do not beat yourself up. Many, many builders have done the same thing and quite frankly in my opinion every RV needs to have one of these somewhere for...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-03-2019, 11:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 680
Posted By Aero_Octaveus
What is the width of your F-705B (Rear Spar Fork)

I'm probably overthinking this, Just checking to see what width you have for your F-705B center section bar. End to end. (for the rear spar fork). Did you trim lots of material off the outside ends...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-02-2019, 09:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,714
Posted By Aero_Octaveus
Ok, I see how you did that. Million thanks. Ill...

Ok, I see how you did that. Million thanks. Ill try and get it incorporated into my slider build the same way.
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-01-2019, 04:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,714
Posted By Aero_Octaveus
Almost a RV14 Seat Mod - Installation During Build

Hi all, Just curious if anyone has experience with installation of the Almost a RV14 Seat Mod from Antisplat during construction. I am about to start my F-705 bulkhead assembly and curious if its an...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-01-2019, 04:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,443
Posted By Aero_Octaveus
Very common and normal. Once you start handling...

Very common and normal. Once you start handling enough alclad parts and you will see how easy the pure aluminum layer is to scratch. Remember though a scratch that can catch your fingernail isn't...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-01-2019, 10:50 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,564
Posted By Aero_Octaveus
Lose weight Fly more Grease my landings Drill out...

Lose weight
Fly more
Grease my landings
Drill out less rivets
Work everyday on the RV
Be more active on VAF
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-31-2018, 03:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,123
Posted By Aero_Octaveus
Powder coating looks relatively intact, however...

Powder coating looks relatively intact, however this has been fitted onto a cross section at some point. One of the bottom wing bolt holes for sure has seen a bolt. Also it appears that someone has...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-31-2018, 12:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,123
Posted By Aero_Octaveus
Old parts in new kit?

Has anyone ever received old parts in a new kit from Vans?

I was looking at my RV-7A gear mounts and the left one is brand new (07/31/18) but the right side they shipped me is from (10/21/15)?? The...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 12-29-2018, 02:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 776
Posted By Aero_Octaveus
Removing stickers from powder coated pieces

So here is a neat trick. I always hated the paper stickers that Vans puts on the pieces as they never peel off nicely, When they are placed on bare aluminum parts its no big deal as Acetone and MEK...
Forum: Reviews 12-23-2018, 04:19 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 889
Posted By Aero_Octaveus
Crow Harness - RV6/RV7/RV9/RV14

Well, I received my Crow Harnesses today, aside from the insanely quick shipping here is a quick "Out of the box" review of them. Firstly, I ordered directly off the website and chose the Kam Lock...
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-21-2018, 06:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,274
Posted By Aero_Octaveus
I met a fellow who built a 6 (I think that's...

I met a fellow who built a 6 (I think that's right) rudder and installed it on the 7. He seemed to like it as it had a less heavy feel on the pedals. However that being said, I do believe Vans...
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-19-2018, 08:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 902
Posted By Aero_Octaveus
Awesome, excellent advice Flying Canuck. I didn't...

Awesome, excellent advice Flying Canuck. I didn't think to read that far ahead to see how the firewall penetrations in that particular area are going to play out.
I'll rest easy on this one.
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-19-2018, 07:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 902
Posted By Aero_Octaveus
So sometimes a person just has to laugh at...

So sometimes a person just has to laugh at themselves. A good sleep and a fresh perspective is all that was needed. Can you spot what I did wrong? The key word being firewall "recess", not firewall...
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-18-2018, 10:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 902
Posted By Aero_Octaveus
Bulkhead Recess F-601K-1fitment

Has anyone had issues with the fitment of the Bulkhead Recess F-601K-1.

When I cleco mine onto the bulkhead, the top most #30 holes each side (and the one lower down #40 holes) do not want to...
Forum: My RV Build Project 12-18-2018, 09:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,571
Posted By Aero_Octaveus
We would love to get it to some of the bigger...

We would love to get it to some of the bigger events. Right now the big hurdle is transporting it as its not very small. Oshkosh would be huge on my wish list (also because I've never been...
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-17-2018, 10:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,430
Posted By Aero_Octaveus
I am super jealous, that looks awesome! I want...

I am super jealous, that looks awesome! I want one...take my money!
Forum: My RV Build Project 12-17-2018, 09:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,571
Posted By Aero_Octaveus
Thanks Dale. We had lots of fun with it over the...

Thanks Dale. We had lots of fun with it over the summer. The best part was watching grown-ups try to fit in it! Now we know what its like to be in a formula 1 plane...
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-13-2018, 08:02 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,011
Posted By Aero_Octaveus
I'm 6'-2" and 210lbs and building the 7A. I like...

I'm 6'-2" and 210lbs and building the 7A. I like to think that it helps keep me in shape! When I order a burger I think, do I want to eat the whole thing, or go flying :p
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-13-2018, 07:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,047
Posted By Aero_Octaveus
Ok, awesome responses. I think I know what to do...

Ok, awesome responses. I think I know what to do now. I'll call crow in the morning and I'll post the review once I get the belts.

Thanks everyone
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 12-12-2018, 11:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,340
Posted By Aero_Octaveus
There is going to be a few more places in the...

There is going to be a few more places in the future where you may consider a pulled rivet. On the wings, you may choose to use pulled rivets attaching the leading edge to the spar. I've had to use a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-12-2018, 09:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,047
Posted By Aero_Octaveus
Crow Harness closeup pic/info request

Hi All, Apologies on beating down this topic, I know there are several posts on the subject. But I will be putting in an order soon and I'm trying to do my homework. I'm wondering if anyone can...
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-10-2018, 05:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 990
Posted By Aero_Octaveus
RVator

The RVator had a great little tip about cutting an angled groove into a piece of wood that would allow the wedge to sit flat and allow you to get a really nice countersink on a drill press. Look for...
Forum: My RV Build Project 12-08-2018, 04:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,571
Posted By Aero_Octaveus
The final touches

Once the plane was more to its final form, the creativity flowed from everyone. PVC pipe for the exhaust was quickly replaced with stainless steel tips. Ducey Avionics was happy to supply some dead...
Forum: My RV Build Project 12-08-2018, 04:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,571
Posted By Aero_Octaveus
90% there 90% to go

I reach a point where things where build up to what I had designed. Now i was into prototype fabrication. I was extremely difficult to figure out how to build the forward and rear spars. I needed the...
Forum: My RV Build Project 12-08-2018, 04:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,571
Posted By Aero_Octaveus
Assembling the Fuselage

Assembly of the fuselage was so much fun, but took an incredible amount of work. Its funny how things just slap together in your mind, but in real life - Not the case. Lots of painstaking work and...
Forum: My RV Build Project 12-08-2018, 04:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,571
Posted By Aero_Octaveus
Building a wood seat

It was always stuck in my head that I wanted a cool cockpit. I wanted the cockpit to be as much like the real thing as I could. Why? Tell me that you don't love looking at the RV interior pictures!...
Forum: My RV Build Project 12-08-2018, 03:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,571
Posted By Aero_Octaveus
Getting the scale just right

The only way I can ensure that the scale is correct was to get a profile view of the target audience. Fortunately my two kids are ages 6 and 9 so this works perfect. I had them pose in a sitting...
Forum: My RV Build Project 12-08-2018, 03:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,571
Posted By Aero_Octaveus
Timberhawk Kids Plane Project

Here is a quick story about the Timberhawk kids plane that I built this summer. Its a ~1/2 scale replica of a P-40 Warhawk built out of wood in the style of those wooden dinosaur kits. The intent is...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-20-2018, 10:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,418
Posted By Aero_Octaveus
Enjoy the ride as best you can

This is an adventure!! There will be highs and the there WILL be lows. You will have triumphs and you will have disasters. Understand that this is part of the process and frankly building one of...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-20-2018, 10:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 736
Posted By Aero_Octaveus
Another builder in Edmonton?

Another RV7 builder in Edmonton? Is the sky falling? Do I know you?
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-24-2017, 02:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 898
Posted By Aero_Octaveus
Prime exterior of fuel tanks?

So i've completed my fuel tanks, leak tested them, wired and ready to install on the wing. In review of a few other build websites, it looks like nobody primes the exterior parts of the fuel tanks...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-12-2017, 12:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,982
Posted By Aero_Octaveus
Hi Nedimbek. You are welcome to visit anytime. ...

Hi Nedimbek. You are welcome to visit anytime. Private message me and I will give you my address, etc
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-12-2017, 12:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,729
Posted By Aero_Octaveus
Take a look at my blog. I used wirejocks method...

Take a look at my blog. I used wirejocks method for back riveting some of the ribs but found it a bit tricky when you get to the thick parts of the spar. So I switched to using a 2X4 clamped to the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-07-2017, 04:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,982
Posted By Aero_Octaveus
Thanks All Bret...I've been in an RV7a for a...

Thanks All

Bret...I've been in an RV7a for a total of about 2 hours flight time. Never had the chance to take-off or land but was able to take controls for a bit. It was an incredible experience!...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-07-2017, 04:22 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,159
Posted By Aero_Octaveus
Wow very cool. Congrats!

Wow very cool. Congrats!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-05-2017, 01:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,982
Posted By Aero_Octaveus
Completed first solo

A bit of a pat on the back moment for me...

Well happy to report that I have completed Ground School and wrote my PPL written exam, so I finally have time to get back on the build.

But more...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-04-2017, 05:20 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,311
Posted By Aero_Octaveus
Completed my first solo

Well happy to report that I have completed Ground School and wrote my PPL written exam, so I finally have time to get back on the build.

But more importantly August 28, 2017 marks my first solo!!!...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-20-2017, 09:38 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,311
Posted By Aero_Octaveus
Good advice Canadian_Joy. I will be sure to do...

Good advice Canadian_Joy. I will be sure to do that...I imagine I can pick up some good tidbits here and there. One thing that I notice so far about EAA meetings and Vans Airforce is everyone is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-18-2017, 09:46 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,311
Posted By Aero_Octaveus
Wow...Lots of great advice

Wow...Lots of great advice. Didn't think there would be as much a response as there was. Thank-you for the tips.

So here's where i am at. Finished lesson 2 this morning, booked again on Saturday for...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-15-2017, 10:46 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,311
Posted By Aero_Octaveus
Beginning Flight Training - Need Suggestions

So I have finally officially begun flight training. I've signed on with a flight school and my first Canadian lesson is tomorrow. (well actually second if you count my US lesson in Vegas)

Question...
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