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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-28-2018, 04:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 660
Posted By BGordon
Slider rear pin/nylon block

Howdy everyone,
Working on my canopy and am ready to drill my nylon blocks that hold the rear of the canopy down. I know it slopes forward and have marked that out, but the pins are sorta pigeon...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-09-2018, 10:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 810
Posted By BGordon
flox

so, do you think that just using resin will be strong enough, the gaps aren't more than 1/16
B
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-09-2018, 10:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 810
Posted By BGordon
How much flox

Good morning everyone,
I am working on the emp fairing between the HS and VS. It is a good fit, however there are a few areas where the fiberglass doesn't sit flush with the aluminum. I want to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-24-2018, 07:31 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 474
Posted By BGordon
Drilling engine mount to firewall

Good morning everyone,
Today is the day I drill my engine mount the my firewall and was wondering how others had done it. Did you just clamp them together and drill the 3/4 holes? Or did you step...
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-20-2018, 08:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 684
Posted By BGordon
Engine mount clearance

Good morning everyone,
I am hoping to have my engine mount (tail draggin 7) attached to my firewall within the next few days and was wondering. I have seen build websites in which part of the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-14-2017, 03:08 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 522
Posted By BGordon
Tail fairings

Hey everyone,
Still working on the fairings for my 7 empennage and was wondering DWG 44 shows the fiberglass should cover all front holes that will be getting screws. My right side fiberglass covers...
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-08-2017, 03:16 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 769
Posted By BGordon
Tapping longerons for f-794 A

Hey everyone,
Working on my rear fairings and DWG 44 says to tap longerons for a number 6 screw. Easy enough, my question is, do I counter sink the actual skin/longerons and dimple 794A, or do I C/S...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-17-2017, 02:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,236
Posted By BGordon
Nylon nut question

Howdy everyone,
I was putting my tail assembly together last night and as I tried to torque a bolt my torque wrench kept spinning and spinning. I figured I had over torqued it and when I tried to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-15-2017, 06:56 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 603
Posted By BGordon
Cleaning stored parts

Good evening everyone,
I am looking to put my elevators and rudder on for good and was wondering how others cleaned the parts before final assembly? They have been in storage and there is dust,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-13-2017, 11:52 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 480
Posted By BGordon
C 653 cover strip

Good morning everyone,
I'm wondering about the cover strip for my slider canopy. I can't seem to find the part C 653 nor can I find where it says it needs to be fabricated. Did I miss...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-28-2017, 01:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,718
Posted By BGordon
Question about torque

Good afternoon everyone,
I am looking for the advice of an A&P or IA concerning torque. I read in the Standard Aircraft Handbook that an AN3 bolt should be torqued to 20-25 inch pounds. However I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-06-2017, 07:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,064
Posted By BGordon
Flyboy

I thought of doing that, but all I see they sell is the additional extension. Not an uncut guide rail

B
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-04-2017, 01:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,064
Posted By BGordon
Slider canopy rear guide rail

Good afternoon everyone,
Still plugging along on my slider canopy and was wondering. I still have cleckos in the rear guide rail that will interfere with the initial canopy fit. I don't want to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-09-2016, 06:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 832
Posted By BGordon
Brake hose rubbing

Good afternoon everyone,
I installed my VA-118-1 ( brake line from the fire wall) today and it rubs against the F-601D-L-1 firewall stiffener. I don't think this is acceptable, but was curious on how...
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-10-2016, 02:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,697
Posted By BGordon
Slider Rail Woes

Afternoon everyone,
Slowly moving along on my canopy (7 slider) and I ran into a problem with the canopy slide rail. The front is positioned as instructed (canopy bow is 1/16 from the outer skin) and...
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-09-2016, 02:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 788
Posted By BGordon
Canopy side skirts

Howdy everyone, just starting the side skirts for my slider 7 and was wondering about the C-660. i can't find them but I do have two pieces of AS3-032x4 9/16x32. I assume they need to be fabricated...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-20-2016, 08:17 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 852
Posted By BGordon
AN470AD4-4 pop rivet?

Good morning,
Does any body know which pop rivet I could use that is similar to th AN470 AD4-4?
Thanks
B
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-15-2016, 06:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,100
Posted By BGordon
Yes Sir

That's the piece, and waiting until I actually drill and cleco it make sense
Thank you
Brandon
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-15-2016, 06:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,100
Posted By BGordon
Slider question

Evening everyone,
I am working on my slider canopy roller track ( C-657) and trying to cut the notch in the rear. The plans say the notch should start 1 3/8" in, and that the picture is drawn to full...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-14-2016, 10:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,334
Posted By BGordon
Rudder cable link

Good morning everyone.
I went to fabricate the rudder cable links for my 7 last night and the only reference I can find was on drawing 37. It's says the distance between the holes varies with rudder...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-20-2016, 11:42 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 709
Posted By BGordon
Aircraft extras center console

Howdy everyone,
I am in the process of finishing up my center console and have a question about the built in map box. Those who have built one, how did you get it to secure when closed? I am...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-28-2016, 03:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 841
Posted By BGordon
Andair Fuel Valve Extension

Good afternoon,
I have ordered my Andair Fuel Valve and will be using the Aircraft Extra's Center Console in my 7 and need the Extension. The only one I can find online is from Aircraft Spruce, but...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-10-2016, 02:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,525
Posted By BGordon
$100 doughnut?

Good afternoon VAFers,

I took my 4 year old for her first flight about a week ago, and she loved it. She is constantly asking me to take her again and wanting to encourage her enthusiasm I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-29-2015, 10:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,956
Posted By BGordon
Van's Lycoming engines

Good morning,
I'm filling out the form to order my finish kit and had a question about the engines that Van's offers. They offer an O360 for 27K and I am curious, with a price like that does it...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-15-2015, 03:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,622
Posted By BGordon
I don't understand, if I have a line open between...

I don't understand, if I have a line open between the two tanks wouldnt the fuel seek a common level and be the same in each tank?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-15-2015, 02:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,622
Posted By BGordon
Feeding from both tanks at the same time

Good evening everyone,
I am sitting here about to pull the trigger on an Andair fuel selector and am wondering...I see a lot of traffic concerning switching tanks at set times, but why don't people...
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-16-2015, 02:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,569
Posted By BGordon
Aircraft Extras center console

Good afternoon everyone,
I completed my Aircraft Extra's Center Console yesterday afternoon and put it in my fuselage for the cool factor when I noticed (or more than likely I missed), there isn't a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-23-2014, 01:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,186
Posted By BGordon
an education in fuel pumps

Good afternoon everyone,
I am starting to install sub components into my 7 and have gotten to the fuel pump...but wonder, does anyone know anything about the pumps?
o Are they required?
o Do they...
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-05-2014, 04:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 863
Posted By BGordon
Question about a flap actuator

Howdy everyone, I am getting ready to install my flap actuator for good and I have a question. For giggles I plugged it into a battery and it just spun in circles. Later I discovered that if I kept...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-30-2013, 11:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 978
Posted By BGordon
Panel Planning

Good morning everyone,
I am starting to lay out my panel to see where I want stuff and how much room will be available. I always see others with nifty scale cut outs of things such as steam gauges,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-30-2013, 09:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 909
Posted By BGordon
I appreciate it

Thank you very much
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-30-2013, 08:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 909
Posted By BGordon
Rudder cable dilemma

Good evening everyone,
I am getting ready to put my rudder cables in and have an issue. Page 27A of the plans says to use a ms21919dg6 clamp to secure the cable where it leaves the fuselage. However...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-07-2013, 01:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,559
Posted By BGordon
got 'em

I ran out to Avery's at lunch and grabbed a pair, now I haven't even made it home with them to test fit/size/or anything...but was wondering can they be mounted on the inside, or will they only fit...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-07-2013, 10:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,559
Posted By BGordon
What are those things called?

Good morning everyone,
I am wondering: where the rudder cable exits the fuselage, there is a cover you can buy, I guess it is for stream line/aesthetics. What is that cover called? I would like to...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-27-2013, 03:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,036
Posted By BGordon
What rivet does the static system require

I have checked the forums and it looks like the SD-42-BSLF is the rivet for the static ports...is this correct? I don't really want to buy the kit since I already have the Safe Air tubing and...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-26-2013, 05:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,036
Posted By BGordon
What page is the static port info on

Good afternoon everyone,
As you could probably guess from the title I am working on running my static line. I will follow the Vans methods but can't seem to find the page in the instruction manual....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-28-2013, 08:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 778
Posted By BGordon
A few rivet questions

Good morning everyone,
I am about 100 rivets + or - from being able to flip my fuselage (7) but have run into a couple of hicups.

1. I want to use blind rivets at the forward and aft ends of the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-28-2013, 07:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,229
Posted By BGordon
Plate nuts

Ok,
What is the tool called...tap and die? Or screw tap? What should I ask for at the hardware store
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-28-2013, 06:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,229
Posted By BGordon
Tapping plate nuts under the 739 seat pans

Howdy everyone,
I am finishing up my center fuse and have a question. The instructions say to tap the screws on the outermost plate nuts of the 739 seat pans. How did others accomplish this. ...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-30-2013, 12:10 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 757
Posted By BGordon
F-724 edge distance

Hello everyone,
As I am wrapping up all the little details before I begin riveting my fuselage and I have run into an issue. There is not much of an edge distance at all on my F-724 (baggage area...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-25-2013, 11:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,449
Posted By BGordon
F-7114 Gusset Plates

Good morning everyone,
I plan to un-cleco my fuselage this weekend in order to prep it for final assembly but before I do I am trying to make sure everything that needs to be done is completed. My...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-02-2013, 01:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,183
Posted By BGordon
Fuselage cart

Thanks Jim, I don't have a place to store it now. I will contact you when I get to that point and if you still have it I will take it off your hands
Brandon
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-02-2013, 11:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,183
Posted By BGordon
Can you roll your "canoe" around?

Good morning everyone, I am plugging away on my forward fuselage in one half of a two car garage (my wife insists her car be brought in every night). Once I flip my fuselage rightside up I would...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-07-2012, 06:41 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 9,052
Posted By BGordon
Is soundproofing worth it

Good evening everyone,
I am riveting the center skin to my cockpit skeleton and was wanting to inquire about soundproofing the cabin. Is it worth it? I know most noise will come from the cockpit and...
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-08-2012, 01:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,233
Posted By BGordon
confused about the rear skins

Good afternoon everyone,
I am dimpling the rear skins for my aft fusulage and have started thinking and wondering...I am about to dimple the holes for the aft half of the F-712 bulkhead (last one...
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-10-2012, 01:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,214
Posted By BGordon
A question about rear wing spar attachment and clearances

Good afternoon everyone,
I started my 705 bulkhead last night for my 7 and noticed. After I had matchdrilled the 705B stiffner to the 705A bulkhead my overhangs were of different length,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-08-2012, 10:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,660
Posted By BGordon
Having issues with drilling out rivets

Good morning everyone, I a have a quick question about drilling long rivets out. I just put my firewall together and some of the rivets need to be replaced, however with the amount of material I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-29-2012, 01:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,047
Posted By BGordon
converting military headsets to civilian use

good afternoon everyone,
A few days ago I bought a couple of Dave Clark military headsets from a friend for a great price. When I checked the DC webpage for an adapter for civilian use I was blown...
Forum: Texas (North) 04-28-2012, 05:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,798
Posted By BGordon
Chapter 34

If you don't mind the drive, Chapter 34 meets in Arlington
Check us out at eaa34.org (http://www.eaa34.org)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-18-2012, 07:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,288
Posted By BGordon
How close is too close with close tolerance bolts

Good evening everyone,
I was working on my f104 bulkhead for my 7 and when I inserted the close tolerance bolts they were tight. Tight enough that it is going to take a mallet to insert them all the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-28-2012, 11:48 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 641
Posted By BGordon
flush duckwork lights

Good morning everyone,
I am wanting to mount my Duckwork lights flush with the leading edge skin, has anyone tried this before? I am thinking of enlarging the hole a little more, building a recessed...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-26-2011, 08:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,064
Posted By BGordon
Might have misunderstood me

Thanks for the reply Rick, but I plan to keep the LE lights the way they are, my question is the fiberglass wingtip, what would be the best way of sealing the "notch" provided so that it will be...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-25-2011, 02:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,064
Posted By BGordon
How did you fill the VA-172-1 lens hole

Afternoon everyone, I have Duck Works landing/taxi lights and plan to use an aftermarket set up on the wing tips for position/nav lights. Therefore I will not be using the exisiting bay provided in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-08-2011, 03:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,130
Posted By BGordon
Shipping Prices

I was just wondering, does anyone have a rough idea of what it costs to ship a standard build fusulage to the Dallas/Fort Worth area?
thanks,
Brandon
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-23-2011, 01:59 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 909
Posted By BGordon
riveting the flaps

Good afternoon,
I clecoed my flaps together for one last fit before I rivet them together. While doing this I noticed that where the top skin overlaps the bottom skin on the inboard side there is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-08-2011, 10:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,246
Posted By BGordon
rivet sizes

Howdy everyone,
I have a questions about rivets I hope someone can help me with. I over countersunk one of my aileron hinge brackets, the lower hole where it attaches to the rear spar. The rivet...
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-09-2011, 09:37 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 938
Posted By BGordon
a question about the flaps

Howdy everyone,
I am working on the piano hinges for my flaps (RV7) and ran into a snag...what is the spacing between the flap and aileron supposed to be? I cant seem to find it...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-26-2011, 10:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,071
Posted By BGordon
keep building

Your tanks look similiar to what mine looked like at that point. Before you go bending and rebending the skins to try to get them to match I would drill and dimple the screw holes on the skins. I...
Forum: Texas (North) 03-16-2011, 12:23 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 852
Posted By BGordon
I don't know anyone in Weatherford

Howdy,
As I stated in the title I don't know of anyone in the Weatherford area. However there are several airports to the west of Fort Worth...about 20-40 minutes from Aledo. Meachum is actually...
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-18-2011, 03:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 978
Posted By BGordon
At least you have good taste in airplanes =-) ...

At least you have good taste in airplanes =-)
thanks for the help
Brandon
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-18-2011, 03:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 978
Posted By BGordon
Ugh, forgot my shopping list again

Howdy everyone, I was needing to place an order this afternoon but left my part number at home. Is anyone near their blueprints and can tell me the number for the inboard fuel tank rib for the right...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-14-2011, 08:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,092
Posted By BGordon
ugh, forgot my shoppin list

Good morning everyone,
In my haste to leave this moring, I forgot my shopping list for my trip to Avery this afternoon. Does anyone have a set of plans in front of them and can tell me the size...
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