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Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques Yesterday, 04:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 94
Posted By David Paule
There's a wooden adjustment tool that works very...

There's a wooden adjustment tool that works very well for this if you're trying for a perpendicular bend. It's basically a lever that pushed the flange against an angled piece of wood. You make it...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-25-2021, 05:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 765
Posted By David Paule
That's the 1/2 hour working life. You might be...

That's the 1/2 hour working life. You might be happier with the B2 version. And you may need at least the quart size - I didn't notice which you are selecting.

You can get that stuff cheaper from...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-25-2021, 05:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 655
Posted By David Paule
Here's one in the U.S....

Here's one in the U.S. (https://www.yardstore.com/pneumatic-and-cordless-tools/rivet-squeezers/pneumatic-squeezers/new/airforce-pneumatic-c-squeeze-with-3-yoke) but without the longeron yoke, which...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-25-2021, 08:19 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 765
Posted By David Paule
There are different types and three are...

There are different types and three are useful.

Type B is the common one. It comes in at least two and I think three speeds of setting, 1/2 hour, 2 hours (our most common) and I think 4 hours.

You...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-23-2021, 03:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 655
Posted By David Paule
Shop around a bit - you can definitely find one...

Shop around a bit - you can definitely find one cheaper.

Dave
Forum: Safety 09-23-2021, 09:50 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,739
Posted By David Paule
For my last pair of glasses, I bought Titanium...

For my last pair of glasses, I bought Titanium frames. They are marvelously light and thin - recommended if you can find them. After quite a bit of abuse, I can say that they are also very...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-22-2021, 08:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 413
Posted By David Paule
I started with a hand and a pneumatic squeezer,...

I started with a hand and a pneumatic squeezer, and quickly abandoned the hand one. I see no reason for one if you have the pneumatic one.

Dave
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-21-2021, 12:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,070
Posted By David Paule
I weigh most things that I add to the plane in...

I weigh most things that I add to the plane in grams and try to minimize them. If you want a light airplane, we've got to pay attention to things like that.

Also, it might be helpful to talk with a...
Forum: RV-4 09-21-2021, 07:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 747
Posted By David Paule
"Precoat," that's a new one to me. What is it,...

"Precoat," that's a new one to me. What is it, how is it used, and who supplies it?

Sorry for the thread creep....

Thanks,
Dave
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-20-2021, 05:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 872
Posted By David Paule
Seems to me that if you can't positively confirm...

Seems to me that if you can't positively confirm that it did not hit, you have to assume that it did.

Dave
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-19-2021, 04:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,574
Posted By David Paule
Perhaps it should be but it's generally not. Dave

Perhaps it should be but it's generally not.

Dave
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-18-2021, 06:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 446
Posted By David Paule
Manual Flaps: Flap Grip?

Just wondered what, if anything, you might have used for hand grips on the manual flap handle.

My C180 is wrapped with what looks like electrical tape. Sounds redneck, doesn't it? It's lasted the...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-18-2021, 03:09 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,437
Posted By David Paule
I use one of these....

I use one of these. (https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/topages/470-fh.php) Works well.

https://d29y7fsthxbb26.cloudfront.net/catalog/graphics/2/12-01698.jpg

Dave
Forum: Interiors 09-18-2021, 03:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 538
Posted By David Paule
Can't talk about price, ease of sewing or any of...

Can't talk about price, ease of sewing or any of that. But for comfort, there's only sheepskin. Nothing comes close to it, winter or summer, for years on end.

Dave
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 09-17-2021, 07:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 354
Posted By David Paule
PM sent

Mine isn't for sale, but you can have a look at it. It's in Boulder.

Here's the blog on VAF. (https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?t=85658)

Dave
Forum: RV-10 09-17-2021, 08:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,016
Posted By David Paule
The composite tailcone skin might reduce the...

The composite tailcone skin might reduce the torsional stiffness of the tailcone, since fiberglass has a significantly lower modulus of elasticity than aluminum. If so, and that depends on the design...
Forum: My RV Build Project 09-16-2021, 06:54 PM
Replies: 576
Views: 361,479
Posted By David Paule
Thank you, both of you, for these postings. As it...

Thank you, both of you, for these postings. As it turned out, the TY91 was delivered today.

I figured out how to grab the hinge pins - no safety wire needed. I'm going to stick a 1/2" x 1/16" magnet...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-16-2021, 10:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 954
Posted By David Paule
Wedgelock clecos seem to fit a bit better than...

Wedgelock clecos seem to fit a bit better than the other brands.

Dave
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-16-2021, 09:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 954
Posted By David Paule
What Mike said. Note that in the rivet spec on...

What Mike said.

Note that in the rivet spec on Van's pages, it specifically says you don't need to debur between mating parts - I think the spec's assumption is that you don't disassemble the...
Forum: RV-6/6A 09-15-2021, 04:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 752
Posted By David Paule
The first RVs I ever saw were a stock RV-4 and an...

The first RVs I ever saw were a stock RV-4 and an RV-6 up at Moose Creek, ID.

But I'd suggest removing the pants, installing bigger tires and the larger pneumatic tailwheel. These changes,...
Forum: Tools 09-15-2021, 12:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 644
Posted By David Paule
A lot of people swear by the Scotchbrite disks on...

A lot of people swear by the Scotchbrite disks on a bench grinder. Instead, I use files, a small assortment of flat mill files, a Vixen file and several small shaped files for the inside corners and...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-15-2021, 07:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 402
Posted By David Paule
Henry, welcome aboard VAF. Dave From across the...

Henry, welcome aboard VAF.

Dave
From across the ramp
Forum: My RV Build Project 09-14-2021, 07:49 PM
Replies: 576
Views: 361,479
Posted By David Paule
One of the things that had been nagging at me for...

One of the things that had been nagging at me for a while is that I never did install the braces between the seat bulkhead and the longerons aft of them. This is an RV-4 mod because as designed, the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-14-2021, 07:23 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,114
Posted By David Paule
And the heat. Dave

And the heat.

Dave
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-13-2021, 02:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,169
Posted By David Paule
When I was a teenager, I was quite familiar with...

When I was a teenager, I was quite familiar with wooden airplane construction. A friend of mine built a Penguin. I don't know if he ever operated it or not, but my overall impression of the project...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-13-2021, 09:58 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 11,560
Posted By David Paule
Oh, yes.... Once in a while, not often, in cruise...

Oh, yes.... Once in a while, not often, in cruise (it's a Cessna, need I say more?) and at least once immediately after my run-up, which had been normal. That particular time I was directly downwind...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-13-2021, 07:58 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 11,560
Posted By David Paule
I'm installing an ARP carburetor ice detector...

I'm installing an ARP carburetor ice detector (https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/inpages/icedetect2.php?clickkey=26344) on my RV-3B. I've got one on my Cessna, had it for years, and it...
Forum: RV-3 09-13-2021, 07:50 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,000
Posted By David Paule
His fairing was removable.... I think that the...

His fairing was removable....

I think that the reason it works is if the shimmy is a coupling between the fore-aft and up-down modes of vibration, with maybe a little torsion thrown in, this...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-13-2021, 07:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 544
Posted By David Paule
If there are puddles inside, well, then you know...

If there are puddles inside, well, then you know where to put the drain holes.

Dave
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-12-2021, 08:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,169
Posted By David Paule
Learning how to keep a taildragger straight isn't...

Learning how to keep a taildragger straight isn't that hard. As gmcjetpilot described, start in your nosewheel plane. Just keep the thing straight and going in the direction you want... that's about...
Forum: RV-3 09-10-2021, 05:57 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,000
Posted By David Paule
A friend fixed a gear leg shimmy by attaching an...

A friend fixed a gear leg shimmy by attaching an aluminum bar to each leg with Adel clamps. His bars were overkill, I think, being 3/8" thick by as wide as the fairings would permit. I have heard...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-10-2021, 04:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,298
Posted By David Paule
Don't know why a hacksaw wouldn't work... Dave

Don't know why a hacksaw wouldn't work...

Dave
Forum: RV-15 09-10-2021, 12:05 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 28,545
Posted By David Paule
Pete Bartoe, who also designed the Skyote...

Pete Bartoe, who also designed the Skyote biplane, gave a talk to my senior aerospace engineering class back when. He described this and predicted the performance he got, and discussed the technical...
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-08-2021, 03:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 539
Posted By David Paule
For reference, this might be a starting point if...

For reference, this might be a starting point if no better information pops up.

The RV-3B plans call for 6150 steel, heat treated to 42 - 44 Rockwell "C" hardness. This is for both the main and tali...
Forum: Midwest 09-07-2021, 07:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 411
Posted By David Paule
Metro has a tower and probably better services....

Metro has a tower and probably better services. Longmont has no tower and a fair bit of parachuting adjacent to the runway (they announce when there are jumpers in the air).

I'm based at Longmont....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-06-2021, 02:03 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,798
Posted By David Paule
I see that the Bose headsets are more popular...

I see that the Bose headsets are more popular than the Lightspeed. I assume (knowing that this may not be entirely correct) that the majority, and that means more than half, are A20 or the Zulu...
Forum: Midwest 09-05-2021, 07:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,221
Posted By David Paule
His death was announced last week. Dave

His death was announced last week.

Dave
Forum: Midwest 09-04-2021, 06:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,221
Posted By David Paule
It's worth getting hold of the KLMO airport...

It's worth getting hold of the KLMO airport manager, when they appoint a new one, and talking with him. Every once in a while a private hangar goes on the market, and of course some of them are...
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-02-2021, 07:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 862
Posted By David Paule
Don't know what the heat will do to the leg, but...

Don't know what the heat will do to the leg, but my experience might be worth recounting.

I have a C180 and back in '94 or '95, I had the main gear legs powder coated. I had them prime the legs...
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-02-2021, 10:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,922
Posted By David Paule
Remember that Vne is a function of true airspeed...

Remember that Vne is a function of true airspeed of RVs, so at higher altitudes the indicated Vne drops. If you're thinking of 200 mph indicated, that will be a concern.

Dave
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-01-2021, 02:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 522
Posted By David Paule
The rocks immediately west and south of Boulder...

The rocks immediately west and south of Boulder are a common sightseeing target. Plenty of traffic there, including gliders, which will have the right of way, and there might be gliders on tow. Upon...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-31-2021, 07:48 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,192
Posted By David Paule
That's very good news. Say hi to it from...

That's very good news. Say hi to it from mine.

Dave
Forum: RV-14 08-31-2021, 03:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,512
Posted By David Paule
Microsun because when I got it, it had the widest...

Microsun because when I got it, it had the widest beam I could find, and I wanted to use it as a daytime running light.

Dave
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-30-2021, 04:25 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,192
Posted By David Paule
On my RV-3B, I ordered the empennage, fuselage...

On my RV-3B, I ordered the empennage, fuselage and wing kits together. That was a good solid decision. And years before I needed it, I ordered the finish kit, and you know, it's been darn handy to...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-30-2021, 01:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 695
Posted By David Paule
You'd need to disconnect and reconnect the light...

You'd need to disconnect and reconnect the light whenever you're removing the cowl. Why add to your maintenance effort?

Dave
Forum: My RV Build Project 08-29-2021, 05:46 PM
Replies: 576
Views: 361,479
Posted By David Paule
Hereís a photo of that fuel line I...

Hereís a photo of that fuel line I mentioned.

https://i.imgur.com/rYqC1nk.jpg

The longer hours mean that the afternoon nap Iíd been enjoying isnít possible. And it also means that I canít do some...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-29-2021, 03:04 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,209
Posted By David Paule
I have a Fumoto and it's very, very heavy at 160...

I have a Fumoto and it's very, very heavy at 160 grams. Frankly, I'd like a reliable one that's lighter.

Dave
Forum: RV-15 08-29-2021, 10:47 AM
Replies: 226
Views: 28,545
Posted By David Paule
Shortly after I bought my C180, I sold my C170 to...

Shortly after I bought my C180, I sold my C170 to a friend. We both departed Telluride together not long afterwards, and I beat him back to Boulder by a full hour. Speed matters.

Interestingly we...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-28-2021, 06:31 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,671
Posted By David Paule
I think just one. For the RV-3a, the "a" means a...

I think just one. For the RV-3a, the "a" means a wing mod, not a nose wheel.

Dave
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-28-2021, 02:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 434
Posted By David Paule
On an RV-3, riveting the top skin is best done...

On an RV-3, riveting the top skin is best done from the rear spar forward. With that note, what acam37 said is correct.

Dave
P.S. I did it front to back and that's how I learned that direction was...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-28-2021, 02:31 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,671
Posted By David Paule
I don't know where the RV3 comment came from but...

I don't know where the RV3 comment came from but there are around 300 flying and several being built now. In fact, I'm building one. These are single seat airplanes, so unsuitable for the OP's...
Forum: My RV Build Project 08-28-2021, 08:26 AM
Replies: 576
Views: 361,479
Posted By David Paule
The ADAHRS is installed and hooked up to its...

The ADAHRS is installed and hooked up to its cable. I probably couldnít have found a more awkward location for it. Still, it is accessible, if marginally - I did this work in situ and placed...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-24-2021, 08:06 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,497
Posted By David Paule
You should be able to download both the pilot's...

You should be able to download both the pilot's manual and the installation manual for any of these. If you can't, move on to another product. When you read them, consider how you'd actually use or...
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-24-2021, 11:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,364
Posted By David Paule
I've decided that the tooling is too expensive...

I've decided that the tooling is too expensive for two connectors, and decided to go a different route.

Dave
Forum: RV-15 08-22-2021, 01:31 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 28,545
Posted By David Paule
Worth noting as we think of extreme wing designs...

Worth noting as we think of extreme wing designs for the last increment of STOL performance is that they didn't say STOL capable, they said off-field capable. That suggests something closer to C180...
Forum: My RV Build Project 08-22-2021, 09:50 AM
Replies: 576
Views: 361,479
Posted By David Paule
Thanks for the comments and questions, especially...

Thanks for the comments and questions, especially the error checking and the gentle nudge.

The correct gauge for the lights is 20 ga. Iím correcting that on the drawing but it probably wonít get...
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-21-2021, 05:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,364
Posted By David Paule
Deutsch DT or DTM Crimpers

If I were to install either of these connectors, would I need a special crimper or would my standard Dsub crimper work?

Thanks!
Dave
Forum: My RV Build Project 08-20-2021, 06:26 PM
Replies: 576
Views: 361,479
Posted By David Paule
Revised Schematics

When I was wiring up the avionics shelf, I found a number of fairly minor errors in the schematics, so I updated them. Here are the updates. I'm adding a schematic for the fuel system.

14880 14877...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-20-2021, 03:05 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,011
Posted By David Paule
What Joe Gores said in post #2. I flew a slower...

What Joe Gores said in post #2.

I flew a slower airplane than an RV-12iS to both coasts and Oshkosh without difficulty. I had to wait for weather more than if I'd had a faster airplane, but those...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-17-2021, 07:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,078
Posted By David Paule
I concur. That's good advice. Dave

I concur. That's good advice.

Dave
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-17-2021, 07:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,483
Posted By David Paule
And there will probably be bugs. Smashed bugs at...

And there will probably be bugs. Smashed bugs at this stage of construction would be unfortunate.

Dave
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-17-2021, 01:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 717
Posted By David Paule
McFarlane Aviation sells a line of push pull...

McFarlane Aviation sells a line of push pull cables with removable knobs, but I don't know if the cable can be pulled through or if there's something obstructing that. Might be worth investigating...
Forum: My RV Build Project 08-16-2021, 12:39 PM
Replies: 576
Views: 361,479
Posted By David Paule
Iíve done a number of little things. Among...

Iíve done a number of little things. Among them,

Wired the avionics shelf, except for the remote devices like autopilot servos and lights.

Hooked up the trim handle.

Installed the fuel pump,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-16-2021, 12:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 863
Posted By David Paule
Label Size and Font?

Any recommendations?

A lot of you have wonderful-looking panels with readable labels, so chime in - thanks!

Thinking of the number of points for the font, to describe the size....

Dave
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