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Forum: RV-7/7A 12-29-2017, 01:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 701
Posted By amaris
Thanks, John. At least I can rule the wrong tank...

Thanks, John.

At least I can rule the wrong tank issue. I only built one at a time and the other is securely on the other wing already.
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-29-2017, 12:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 701
Posted By amaris
Thanks, that's great to know. I thought I read...

Thanks, that's great to know. I thought I read that it'll be coming apart again to do final assembly.

I'll double check the proseal and then give it some pressure with the straps.
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-29-2017, 11:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 701
Posted By amaris
Carl, I was going to do that but concerned about...

Carl,
I was going to do that but concerned about next time I have to put the tank back on after fitting the wings to the fuse. Does it settle into the place or will I end up having to strap it again?...
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-28-2017, 08:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 701
Posted By amaris
Gents, thanks for the repsonse. Larry, there's...

Gents, thanks for the repsonse.

Larry, there's very little proseal seeping out of the baffle, so I don't think that's it.

Salto, of course that's possible, but I spread it pretty thin on those so...
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-28-2017, 07:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 701
Posted By amaris
Tank and leading edge assembly issue

I'm back to the re-assembly on the wing, mounted the leading edge and now when I went to attach the tank back on, I can't get it lined up. The top side sits too far farward so I can't get the screw...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-29-2017, 01:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 594
Posted By amaris
Okay, so per Sterling, it's okay, that's how it's...

Okay, so per Sterling, it's okay, that's how it's supposed to be. The left thank has the face of the mechanism facing aft and the right tank would face forward.

Case solved. Thankfully it wasn't...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-29-2017, 12:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 594
Posted By amaris
I thought for sure I had installed the wrong one...

I thought for sure I had installed the wrong one but that doesn't seem to be the case. I'm going to pull the left one out to verify it's correct since I won't be able to get this out of my head until...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-28-2017, 03:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 594
Posted By amaris
I should mention I am trying to install 385C...

I should mention I am trying to install 385C sending unit on the right tank. The 385B is on the left already (and I don't remember it being not correct)
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-28-2017, 02:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 594
Posted By amaris
Fuel Float issue...

Ugh, I just went to install the fuel float and noticed it would be at an angle of like 30 degrees when the holes line up with the access plate. I believe the access plate is installed correctly. Fuel...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-11-2017, 06:36 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 275
Posted By amaris
Tank Baffle Centering?

I just did the Z-bracket installation per the Checkoways method. Way easier.

One issue is that when I pulled the skin from the baffle so I could drill out the other rivet holes, the baffle is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-08-2017, 05:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,553
Posted By amaris
Funny thing is the thread veered course a bit...

Funny thing is the thread veered course a bit from the original intent of my question. Great to see all the suggestions and tests though, so much appreciated!

The original post was more along the...
Forum: RV-12 08-08-2017, 05:36 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 7,173
Posted By amaris
[QUOTE=Tony_T;1185571] Nice looking panel. I...

[QUOTE=Tony_T;1185571]

Nice looking panel. I hope to be sitting next to you on the ramp one day. I have 544RV on reserve for my 7A.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-02-2017, 01:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,553
Posted By amaris
Neal, they sell them through some retailers. I...

Neal, they sell them through some retailers.

I have landing lights more inboard cut into the skin. So if I did tip lights on the exterior, I wouldn't need the van's tips with the plexi lens.

Does...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-01-2017, 07:00 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,553
Posted By amaris
Wingtip Lighting?

After seeing all the great planes at Osh this week, it got me thinking about the lighting. I like the idea of the nav, strobe, position all in one on the OUTSIDE wing tip, similar to the 12's set up...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-24-2017, 03:10 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,527
Posted By amaris
I re-pressurized my tank and increased the...

I re-pressurized my tank and increased the pressure another 2" and moved the hose clamp, which revealed a small leak. I tightened that down which stopped the leak so I will check it next week when I...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-19-2017, 04:48 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,527
Posted By amaris
After about 4 days, I've lost about 5" of...

After about 4 days, I've lost about 5" of deflection from my initial pressure. Which was about 12" total in a 3/8" ID tube. The tank is obviously holding at this pressure and I couldn't find any...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-16-2017, 01:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,527
Posted By amaris
Well, sounds like a trip to ACE is in order so I...

Well, sounds like a trip to ACE is in order so I can sleep easy.

Thanks everyone!
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-16-2017, 01:51 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,527
Posted By amaris
Thanks. I did the test in the late morning...

Thanks. I did the test in the late morning knowing the garage would warm more as it got later. So while expecting to see it inflate further as it warmed it was the opposite.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-16-2017, 01:22 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,527
Posted By amaris
Tank testing question

Hi Everyone,

Testing my first tank. I'm using the balloon method. I was having a hard time getting the balloon sealed properly so I used a piece of 3/8 tubing over the vent tube fitting with hose...
Forum: Tools 06-11-2017, 12:48 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 640
Posted By amaris
DRDT-2 Storage

Probably others have thought of this, but I was getting tired of moving the DRDT-2 around the garage to keep it out of the way. So I made a little extra shelf on the workbench. Fits great and is...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-19-2017, 12:07 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 118,989
Posted By amaris
Thanks, I'll pick up a can and give it a try!

Thanks, I'll pick up a can and give it a try!
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-19-2017, 10:51 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 118,989
Posted By amaris
Thanks, I've seen camp fuel mentioned a few times...

Thanks, I've seen camp fuel mentioned a few times as well. Does it clean up the wet proseal from the areas that need it too?
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-19-2017, 12:01 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 118,989
Posted By amaris
MEK Alternative

Such a great thread, thanks to everyone for their thoughts and experiences.

I'm getting ready to start the tanks. I live in California, if the name sounds environmentally hazardous, they have...
Forum: Painting your RV 02-06-2017, 06:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,079
Posted By amaris
Thanks, Ralph. I didn't think it would contribute...

Thanks, Ralph. I didn't think it would contribute much except a little "fill" light to the ground. But as with all things permanent and costing money to fix, wanted to double check it.
Forum: Painting your RV 02-05-2017, 01:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,079
Posted By amaris
Painting Light Reflectors

I just purchased a set of Duckworks for the 7 and was wondering if anyone's done testing on painting the mounts vs leaving unpainted and amount of light bounce.
I'd rather paint but if it will be...
Forum: Primers 01-28-2017, 12:21 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,719
Posted By amaris
Okay, I'll ask one more general question. How do...

Okay, I'll ask one more general question.

How do you guys handle big pieces like one of the wing skins? I haven't found a tub wide enough yet to fit it.
Forum: Primers 01-28-2017, 12:18 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,719
Posted By amaris
I did some tests with SEM, Napa and Sherwin and...

I did some tests with SEM, Napa and Sherwin and liked the SEM the best because it was cheaper than Sherwin and held up better than Napa.
Forum: Primers 01-28-2017, 12:16 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,719
Posted By amaris
I was under the impression from reading about the...

I was under the impression from reading about the alumiprep, but I thought that would also help remove any contaminants. Does it not?
Forum: Primers 01-27-2017, 03:47 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,719
Posted By amaris
I'm suspecting it's a moisture issue or residue...

I'm suspecting it's a moisture issue or residue with acetone. I've gone back and touched up the areas with a dry scrub then wipe down, dry it and then prime and the area always turns out fine. I'm...
Forum: Primers 01-27-2017, 03:36 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,719
Posted By amaris
Yep, or Costco (Sams too). That's where I get...

Yep, or Costco (Sams too). That's where I get mine from.
Forum: Primers 01-27-2017, 01:59 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,719
Posted By amaris
I've been using the scotch-brite with the...

I've been using the scotch-brite with the alumiprep to scrub and scuff the metal. Then washing and drying and then acetone.
Forum: Primers 01-27-2017, 01:24 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,719
Posted By amaris
Thanks. If alcohol will remove the oil and...

Thanks. If alcohol will remove the oil and contaminants, is there any reason to do acetone too? I don't want to add another step in cleaning if one will work fine.
Forum: Primers 01-27-2017, 01:22 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,719
Posted By amaris
John, no, I damaged the rib drilling out the...

John, no, I damaged the rib drilling out the tooling hole for my pitot grommet so had to replace it.
Forum: Primers 01-27-2017, 01:20 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,719
Posted By amaris
All good info, thanks. I suspect maybe the...

All good info, thanks. I suspect maybe the acetone didn't fully dry since you guys have had luck with the same process.
Forum: Primers 01-27-2017, 11:12 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,719
Posted By amaris
Rattle Primer Issue

I'm having hit or miss issues with primer and wanted to see what everyone thought.

Most of the pieces I bought already were alodined or primed so I've yet to need to prime large surfaces, so I'm...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-15-2017, 10:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,536
Posted By amaris
Thanks, I was hoping that was the case. 3-3 is...

Thanks, I was hoping that was the case. 3-3 is about as small as I have or can cut them.
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-15-2017, 10:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,536
Posted By amaris
Unhappy How do I fix this stupid mistake?

Well in my attempt to get a task finished before leaving for the night, I drilled the leading edge top skin (w-701) for plate nuts having "remembered" that I needed to do that.

So now I have the...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-14-2017, 09:19 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,124
Posted By amaris
After reading all the comments and looking at...

After reading all the comments and looking at some of the sites, I'm going to go with plate nuts.

Thanks to everyone for their comments!
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-10-2017, 09:49 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,124
Posted By amaris
Thanks, Mark!

Thanks, Mark!
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-10-2017, 07:45 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,124
Posted By amaris
Wingtip Attach Method?

Curious what people are doing to attach the wingtips...

Blind Rivets? - If so, have you ever had to take off the tip after installation?

Plate Nutes? -

Hinge method? -
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-16-2016, 12:39 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 788
Posted By amaris
Light Location

Hi Everyone,
Just starting the wing (yes, a while to go before getting to this stage, but I like to plan ahead). I have a pair of Whelen 71125 Series LED Recognition Lights that came with the kit I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-15-2016, 08:51 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 8,432
Posted By amaris
Does it take 12 of the standoffs? 6 in each tank?...

Does it take 12 of the standoffs? 6 in each tank? They send 48 washers.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-15-2016, 06:45 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 8,432
Posted By amaris
Hi Bjorn, They're great. Do you have any specs or...

Hi Bjorn,
They're great. Do you have any specs or drawings you could share that I could send to my FIL?
Thanks.
Allen
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-15-2016, 01:32 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 8,432
Posted By amaris
Spacers Specs

If anyone has specs on custom spacers they've made and are willing to share, that would be much appreciated. My father-in-law has offered to mill some for me next week when he has time.
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-23-2016, 07:21 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 59,359
Posted By amaris
I considered that but didn't want to overly...

I considered that but didn't want to overly complicate but since someone else brought it up too, I will do it.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-23-2016, 05:26 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 774
Posted By amaris
Tech Counselor/Advisors Central CA?

I'm looking for someone within reason to Santa Barbara area that could check out the status of my project. I've tracked down a couple on the EAA site, one didn't call back, one wasn't interested. I'm...
Forum: California 11-23-2016, 04:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,769
Posted By amaris
It's beautiful, too bad you don't live closer to...

It's beautiful, too bad you don't live closer to the central coast!
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-23-2016, 04:53 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 59,359
Posted By amaris
Gotchas spreadsheet

I just created this and will start populating it as I have time.

If you want to help, please feel free. If you've posted, that would be a great place to start. Anyone with the link can edit the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-22-2016, 12:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,681
Posted By amaris
Thanks, Gents. I'll stick with logging just the...

Thanks, Gents. I'll stick with logging just the build time then since after I complete a step I date the instructions and is easy for me to put a time to it.
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-22-2016, 11:45 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 59,359
Posted By amaris
Log of these

Before I start the process, thought I'd ask if anyone's taken the time to create a spreadsheet of these like was done on the 14's page.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-22-2016, 11:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,681
Posted By amaris
Logging build time?

Curious about how detailed I need to get and what I should be logging.

I found yesterday I was in the shop about 6 hours, but when I tallied up my time I had noted for each task, I was about 4 hours...
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-16-2016, 10:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,225
Posted By amaris
According to Sterling @ Van's, he said the little...

According to Sterling @ Van's, he said the little notched section of the doubler, as shown towards the middle of the attached pieces shown in SB is correct and ultimately the measurement of the 3/8...
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-15-2016, 10:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,225
Posted By amaris
HS-0001 Which Way Is Up?

Cross posting, doesn't look like the SB thread is very active.

On DWG 3r4 and the SB drawing, they show conflicting info.

SB shows the 3/8" side to be down and the plans show the 3/8" side to be...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-15-2016, 07:16 PM
Replies: 688
Views: 245,736
Posted By amaris
HS-0001 - Which way is up?

On DWG 3r4 and the SB drawing, they show conflicting info.

SB shows the 3/8" side to be down and the plans show the 3/8" side to be up. I of course already separated the pieces. Based on the way...
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-15-2016, 01:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,115
Posted By amaris
So much so I feel like an idiot for missing that...

So much so I feel like an idiot for missing that one! Guess I was looking for something on the instructions pages.

Thank you!
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-15-2016, 12:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,115
Posted By amaris
HS Spar Hole?

I believe I'm missing something, but the SB calls to "trace" the trim hole from the spar, but I don't have one and didn't see anything called out in the plans.
I do plan on going manual trim.

Some...
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-12-2016, 07:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,952
Posted By amaris
From now on anything that looks symmetrical, I...

From now on anything that looks symmetrical, I will measure and double check. It was on the plans, but didn't notice "up" till afterwards.[/QUOTE]

Thank you guys for the post, missed the UP as well.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-07-2016, 11:35 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 32,804
Posted By amaris
Thanks, Mike!

Thanks, Mike!
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-06-2016, 08:59 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 32,804
Posted By amaris
Hi Larry, Yes, pretty similar....

Hi Larry,
Yes, pretty similar.

http://www.cleavelandtool.com/90-DEGREE-ANGLE-DRILL-KIT/productinfo/9885/#.WB_sqNyELA8

The diameter of the angle hits against the rib so it forces the bit at an...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-06-2016, 08:37 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 32,804
Posted By amaris
How do I get drill these rivets out?

I'm starting SB-14 and just need to drill out the 8 rivets on the flange connecting to the spar. I can't get a drill in there and the angle drill still hits the rib which won't allow me to drill...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-13-2016, 10:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 975
Posted By amaris
According to Van's, it's .063".

According to Van's, it's .063".
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-11-2016, 07:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 975
Posted By amaris
Hi Charles, Sorry, I guess the title of the post...

Hi Charles,
Sorry, I guess the title of the post was too vague. I need to know what the thickness of HS-0001 is.
Thanks.
Allen
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