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Forum: Safety Today, 05:20 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,286
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Here is a follow up question after thinking about...

Here is a follow up question after thinking about this for a bit......

I am wondering if it is not possible that the nut was removed from this bolt by someone in the paint shop?

The reason I ask is...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines Today, 01:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 853
Posted By rvbuilder2002
If you have been flying this airplane for long...

If you have been flying this airplane for long enough to know what is normal, and that now after doing some work to the engine it doesn't act the same, you really aught to figure out what has...
Forum: Safety Today, 01:10 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,286
Posted By rvbuilder2002
My theory is that if this particular bolt came...

My theory is that if this particular bolt came out that the push/pull tube would drop away and the aileron would float in trail at some unknown equalirium point that would probably result in some...
Forum: Safety Today, 12:42 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,286
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Actually, I think the photo is upside down so the...

Actually, I think the photo is upside down so the bolt is correct.

Possibly the only thing that kept it connected.

Correction
I hadn't noticed there was more than one photo so initially I had only...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News Today, 12:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,278
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Steve, Real world experience has proven it does...

Steve,
Real world experience has proven it does matter.
Blocking the flow off at the back does raise the temps some, but there is apparently a lot of cooling that still occurs just from cold air...
Forum: RV-12 Today, 11:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 514
Posted By rvbuilder2002
I think so, but you would have to contact tech....

I think so, but you would have to contact tech. support and request permission to install them using LP4-3's in all holes. I am pretty sure the 3/32nd solid rivets were used because the flange is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News Today, 10:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 176
Posted By rvbuilder2002
From what I have seen in the past, the most...

From what I have seen in the past, the most common problem detected with this test is failing the leak down test (#7) of the nose section of the engine.

This part of the test can be done without the...
Forum: RV-12 Today, 09:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 514
Posted By rvbuilder2002
For certification as an E-LSA, you are required...

For certification as an E-LSA, you are required to build the airplane exactly per the plans and on the 8130-15 Form, you sign certifying that you have done that.
The only way you can technically...
Forum: RV-8/8A Yesterday, 01:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,354
Posted By rvbuilder2002
I agree with Dan but I believe that too tight can...

I agree with Dan but I believe that too tight can induce the same problem in (unintended unlock of the tail wheel) some cases.

When the airplane is traveling fwd with the tail wheel on the ground,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News Yesterday, 12:07 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,792
Posted By rvbuilder2002
I just popped a big bowl for me and have kicked...

I just popped a big bowl for me and have kicked back in my lazy boy to watch. :rolleyes:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News Yesterday, 10:42 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,792
Posted By rvbuilder2002
That is why it says compensation or...

That is why it says compensation or hire
Compensation applies to it's use (renting it to someone), hire applies to the airplane and a pilot being paid to haul passengers or cargo.


It appears you...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News Yesterday, 09:58 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,792
Posted By rvbuilder2002
The Limitation has nothing to do with the...

The Limitation has nothing to do with the FAR's.

It is because of the operating limitations issued to all Experimental Amateur Built aircraft as part of their airworthiness certificate.

One of...
Forum: RV-14 04-17-2018, 05:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,042
Posted By rvbuilder2002
The IO-360-M1B is a fuel injected parallel valve...

The IO-360-M1B is a fuel injected parallel valve engine of 180 HP that weighs ~ 40 lbs (ish) less than the recommended engines.

It would fit the mount but it would cause a serious C.G. issue you...
Forum: RV-12 04-17-2018, 04:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 924
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Same airplane (paint is beginning to look a bit...

Same airplane (paint is beginning to look a bit faded).
Still running a 912ULS
Second engine. Changed during start of the busy fly-in season (couldn't afford to have the airplane down for more than a...
Forum: Safety 04-17-2018, 02:32 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,613
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Problems are based on personal opinions I...

Problems are based on personal opinions I guess......

I wont say it doesn't happen, but saying that a stuck starter relay is a reason to have a manual switch is not a good reason in my opinion.
From...
Forum: RV-12 04-17-2018, 01:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 924
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Great to see John. Likely the highest time...

Great to see John.

Likely the highest time customer RV-12, and still only about a 1000 hrs behind the company prototype ;)
Forum: Safety 04-17-2018, 09:03 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,613
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Not a cure all in my opinion..... It is not...

Not a cure all in my opinion.....

It is not practical to mount the battery close to the instrument panel (accessibility for maint., lower level of safety should something really bad happen with the...
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 04-17-2018, 08:32 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,116
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Cessna has used a split master switch since at...

Cessna has used a split master switch since at least the 70's, that mechanically prevents disconnecting the battery while leaving the master still on.

I am aware of over voltage events that have...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-16-2018, 03:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 592
Posted By rvbuilder2002
If you tilt the seat backs forward (easy to do)...

If you tilt the seat backs forward (easy to do) there is vertical clearance of 18" (it is actually closer to 20" but if you account for the cabin light and the latch block for the canopy latch, it is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-16-2018, 03:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 592
Posted By rvbuilder2002
If you wish to carry a full 75 lbs of baggage but...

If you wish to carry a full 75 lbs of baggage but are solo, you can strap a heavier portion of your baggage into the front passenger seat with the 5 point harness
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-16-2018, 09:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 592
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Simon, The baggage area volume listed for the...

Simon,
The baggage area volume listed for the RV-12iS is for the space that is below the cross member that the seats lean against (16" X 41" X 13" deep). If the interior area available above that,...
Forum: RV-12 04-12-2018, 09:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,557
Posted By rvbuilder2002
The construction manual specifies to slightly...

The construction manual specifies to slightly squeeze the tube portion of the manual in a vise to make it slightly out of round. Just enough that it induces a small amount of rotational resistance,...
Forum: RV-12 04-12-2018, 01:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 696
Posted By rvbuilder2002
It's not the play in the cable that is the...

It's not the play in the cable that is the issue.
It is the play in the arm connection to the shaft before tightening the nut. There is no way to know if the arm is returned to exact same position...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-12-2018, 11:02 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,826
Posted By rvbuilder2002
I agree with Gil Make sure you deal with someone...

I agree with Gil
Make sure you deal with someone that knows something about designing for structural loads specific to a hangar.
Not only is it a building with one entire wall free spanned (usually),...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-12-2018, 10:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 603
Posted By rvbuilder2002
This should have no influence on the intercom...

This should have no influence on the intercom performance when you talk between one headset to another. It is only related to performance when transmitting on the radio.
Forum: RV-12 04-12-2018, 10:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 696
Posted By rvbuilder2002
I can not emphasize enough how much I recommend...

I can not emphasize enough how much I recommend that other RV-12 owners that do the spring upgrade, not follow this advice.

As has been discussed in other threads (and confirmed by others that have...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-12-2018, 09:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 603
Posted By rvbuilder2002
It wasn't one of my recommendations because this...

It wasn't one of my recommendations because this would cause audio to only be heard on one side of the headset, which I assumed would have been mentioned as part of the problem, but it is worth...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-11-2018, 04:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,278
Posted By rvbuilder2002
There is always some oil flow through the oil...

There is always some oil flow through the oil cooler, regardless of oil temp.
When the vernatherm path is open it provides a second path, but it doesn't force all of the oil to bypass the cooler. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-10-2018, 08:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 545
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Elevators are the same. Vertical Stab. is the...

Elevators are the same.
Vertical Stab. is the same.
Rudder is different.
Horizontal stab is different. (it is actually the same except that since the 7 fuselage is wider, the area in the center of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-10-2018, 12:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 603
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Some of the low cost head intercoms don't work...

Some of the low cost head intercoms don't work very well if you intermix headsets.
I suggest trying two of the exact same and see what happens.
If the problem is still there, you could have a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-09-2018, 03:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 858
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Volunteer for the Airventure 2018 One Week Wonder build team!

If you havenít heard, the RV-12iS kit has been chosen by EAA for the One Week Wonder project at Airventure 2018. Are you interested in being part of the team that will build an RV-12iS in 6.5 days...
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-09-2018, 12:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 318
Posted By rvbuilder2002
I think the 21042 lock nuts began to be specified...

I think the 21042 lock nuts began to be specified and supplied as standard parts starting with the RV-12 kit.

All kits were included in the issuance of the SB because there was no way to know if...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-09-2018, 09:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 853
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Section 5 (page 5-34) of the construction manual...

Section 5 (page 5-34) of the construction manual has some info.

http://www.vansaircraft.com/pdf/revisions/RV-ALL_05.pdf
Forum: RV-10 04-09-2018, 09:09 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 937
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Google "cabinet lock"

Google "cabinet lock"
Forum: RV-14 04-09-2018, 09:02 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 480
Posted By rvbuilder2002
These are experimental aircraft.... you can use...

These are experimental aircraft.... you can use Vaseline if you want.;)

The water proof grease has shone to provide the best performance in areas that can be exposed to water, like the nose or tail...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-09-2018, 08:54 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,105
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Repeating my previous post...... it is still a...

Repeating my previous post...... it is still a valid answer to your question. I have highlighted a few key points. Bottom line is you can not have the skin lay flush with no gap, and have the...
Forum: RV-12 04-08-2018, 02:34 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,975
Posted By rvbuilder2002
It has also been learned (by experience) that...

It has also been learned (by experience) that issuing info (particularly pricing) before it has been nailed down is bad for business.

Technically, only partial kits are currently available for the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-07-2018, 11:08 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,573
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Good for, you doing some testing to evaluate...

Good for, you doing some testing to evaluate performance but to find out what the maximum attainable performance of a single stem screw in tie down is, you need to test it in a manner that would copy...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-07-2018, 08:47 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 8,886
Posted By rvbuilder2002
I have done quite a bit of analysis of riveted...

I have done quite a bit of analysis of riveted joints by milling away 45% of the hole diameter, polishing, and then viewing under magnification.

A rivet actually does a very good job of swelling...
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 04-07-2018, 08:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,177
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Ok, you got me curious..... Who is the THEY, and...

Ok, you got me curious.....

Who is the THEY, and what is the WHAT that they are making you replace.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-07-2018, 08:59 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,105
Posted By rvbuilder2002
That is typical of all inexperienced RV builders...

That is typical of all inexperienced RV builders and why Section 5 makes a very specific recommendation.

This recommendation is based on testing by machining cross sections of rivet joints so they...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-05-2018, 09:58 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,884
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Hmmmm, I can see the reasoning for danger of...

Hmmmm, I can see the reasoning for danger of using the washer method.

I recently used in on recommendation from our engine over-hauler while doing a connecting rod bushing inspection and didn't have...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-05-2018, 03:45 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,884
Posted By rvbuilder2002
And if you don'e have torque plates, I have been...

And if you don'e have torque plates, I have been told by a number of engine overhaul experts that you can use a stack of large area washers on the through studs.
Forum: Painting your RV 04-04-2018, 02:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 616
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Another PPG product option similar to Imron is...

Another PPG product option similar to Imron is their Delfleet Essential.

It is very similar to Imron but far less expensive.

I painted my airplane with it for about $1000 total material...
Forum: RV-12 04-02-2018, 07:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,962
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Nothing to do with spring force...... The carb...

Nothing to do with spring force......

The carb sync adjustments, when doing it precisely, ends with very small adjustments being made to the cables.

The fit of the arms to the throttle shafts on...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-02-2018, 01:21 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,671
Posted By rvbuilder2002
To anyone nearing their first flight, stick time...

To anyone nearing their first flight, stick time with someone in any RV, even if they aren't a CFI is far better than doing it totally cold turkey, but I would recommend that be used only as a last...
Forum: RV-12 04-02-2018, 01:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,557
Posted By rvbuilder2002
I think the assumed part means in the context of...

I think the assumed part means in the context of the instructions that are part of the Notification, not that it is a requirement.

The new handle doesn't do anything that the old handle with the...
Forum: RV-14 04-02-2018, 12:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,285
Posted By rvbuilder2002
The production drawing shows that the upper two...

The production drawing shows that the upper two bushings should be 1.25" long (beyond the face of the flange washer), and the lower 4 bushings should be 1.0" long.

I have not heard of any other...
Forum: RV-10 04-02-2018, 12:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 637
Posted By rvbuilder2002
If this is true, it may explain why some people...

If this is true, it may explain why some people complain that the tube does not stay attached....
When the rivet gets set, the rivet body diameter gets bigger which makes the small tube fit tightly.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-31-2018, 08:24 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,815
Posted By rvbuilder2002
True But in this case it is accurate.

True

But in this case it is accurate.
Forum: RV-14 03-31-2018, 12:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,285
Posted By rvbuilder2002
It is purposely over sized. The only hole diam....

It is purposely over sized.
The only hole diam. that matters structurally is the one in the flange that mates with the firewall.
Forum: RV-14 03-31-2018, 11:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 397
Posted By rvbuilder2002
One hole is for wires, and one is for the shaft...

One hole is for wires, and one is for the shaft to pass through.

One option would be to use that spar on the right elevator.

It doesn't need the holes but structurally, it would then be the same as...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-31-2018, 10:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 536
Posted By rvbuilder2002
I am pretty sure the lag angle is controlled by...

I am pretty sure the lag angle is controlled by the position of the trip pin on the mag case, so changing the impulse unit will not change the lag angle.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-31-2018, 09:50 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,671
Posted By rvbuilder2002
No It all depends on what the LODA letter they...

No

It all depends on what the LODA letter they have says.
Each is issued by a different office. Some may not have the limitations that were intended.
Forum: Primers 03-31-2018, 09:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 695
Posted By rvbuilder2002
???? The QB kit primer is a very light...

????

The QB kit primer is a very light greenish/grey. Often times people think it is not primed, because of the color, but it is (an easy check is to put a piece of bare aluminum beside it).

About...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-30-2018, 10:29 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,671
Posted By rvbuilder2002
It requires an understanding of what a LODA...

It requires an understanding of what a LODA is.
LODA - Letter Of Deviating Autority

It is a written document (letter) from the FAA, authorizing someone to deviate from some portion or specific...
Forum: RV-12 03-30-2018, 02:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 711
Posted By rvbuilder2002
The type of plain bearing that is in the wheel is...

The type of plain bearing that is in the wheel is not meant to have any axial load, so the axle bolt shouldn't ever be tight enough to induce a change in friction that you can feel.

If everything is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-30-2018, 01:14 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,927
Posted By rvbuilder2002
I would recommend against doing that. The best...

I would recommend against doing that.

The best application method is to use a syringe with a small needle.
Apply small amounts at the top working your way along the crack.
Because it is about the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-30-2018, 12:03 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,877
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Clean your glasses Mel.....;) The date you are...

Clean your glasses Mel.....;)

The date you are looking at is 11/29/2017
That is when the last Market Survey C of A was issued (they are only good for a year)

It looks like the orig certificate was...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-30-2018, 11:11 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,877
Posted By rvbuilder2002
I think it was late spring 1988 (but I don't know...

I think it was late spring 1988 (but I don't know the exact month)
http://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquiry/NNum_Results.aspx?NNumbertxt=666RV

First big public debut was OSH 88
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-30-2018, 08:29 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,555
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Since you are arguing wasted work vs safety...

Since you are arguing wasted work vs safety value, an argument can be made that pulling the finger screen every oil change is also a waste of time, assuming the oil filter is opened and examined per...
Forum: RV-12 03-29-2018, 03:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,962
Posted By rvbuilder2002
This thread would probably be better in the RV-12...

This thread would probably be better in the RV-12 section if a moderator wants to move it. <<Done...ScrollF4>>

A couple of corrections -

- The time of compliance listed in the SB is At or...
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