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Forum: RV-9/9A 05-22-2022, 02:22 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 184
Posted By terrye
Rear Skirt Fasteners

Dwg 43 Section G-G
Forum: RV-9/9A 05-16-2022, 10:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 423
Posted By terrye
Forum: RV-9/9A 05-12-2022, 09:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 423
Posted By terrye
Pix of throttle cable routing -9A -7A injected with new elastomer nose gear leg

All pictures welcome, especially the cabin side of the firewall.
Forum: RV-9/9A 05-11-2022, 09:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 423
Posted By terrye
Pix of throttle cable routing -9A -7A injected with new elastomer nose gear leg

I'm doing some wiring routing through the tunnel and would like some pix of the throttle cable routing on the -9A or -7A with an injected engine (mine is horizontal servo) and Vans new (from 2019)...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-08-2022, 04:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 773
Posted By terrye
4-40 Countersink size?

AN507 or MS24693 screws are 100* head angle. The "D" dimension of the head diameter to the sharp points is .207/.225".
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-08-2022, 04:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 705
Posted By terrye
rain Hole Diameter vs. Drain Time

"3/16” took 25 inches and" I think you mean 3/16" took 25 seconds?

I assume this is fuselage/wing water drain holes? My C-150 has approx 1/8" dia holes in the bottom skin on the aft side of each...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-02-2022, 10:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 748
Posted By terrye
Smile Refreshing An Old Thread - Conduit Choices

Interesting material. Here's a link to the manufacturer's data sheet.
https://thermoplasticprocesses.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/tpi-cab.pdf

Only downside I can see is its low melting point (flow...
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-01-2022, 08:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 614
Posted By terrye
aluminum conduit in wings

I used 5/8" dia x .035 wall aluminum tubing from the aviation aisle of Aircraft Spruce. 0.0775 lbs/ft. Used it on the aft rib holes where there is nothing to secure the cables to between the ribs...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-28-2022, 06:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 573
Posted By terrye
4130 and other metals

And this is for your Cessna C-177 Cardinal? You are making new parts without even doing a metallurgical or hardness test on the old part? Why wouldn't you buy the actual part from Cessna?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-19-2022, 09:45 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,079
Posted By terrye
RVs in Uniform

Hal,
How about RVs in REAL uniform? Vans sold the Nigerian Air Force 60 RV-6A kits which were (are still?) used as primary trainers. Do a search on "Nigerian Air Force RV-6A" or have a look in the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-13-2022, 09:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,028
Posted By terrye
ELT brands?

First decision is whether or not you have a GPS source (for the 406 freq) that you can connect to your ELT. If you do not, my choice would be the Kannad Integra (will be going in my C-150). If you...
Forum: Tools 04-13-2022, 05:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 288
Posted By terrye
Rivet Gun Help Needed - Always On

I'd look closely at all the o-rings, especially #11. These seal the metering valve #10 which is operated by the trigger. If the metering valve is stuck in the open (trigger depressed) position, the...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-05-2022, 09:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,416
Posted By terrye
Another heavy wing thread (RV9A)

Almost all responders (save one) have assumed the aileron trailing edges on the RV-9(A) are folded like the -6, -7, -8. They are NOT! All trailing edges (ailerons, flaps, elevators, rudder) on the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-18-2022, 09:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,415
Posted By terrye
Whatcha Reading, Aviation Related?

Jon Johanssons's airplane was an RV-4 registered VH-NOJ (Jon backwards because his school teachers told him he was dumb and backwards). Flew around the world 3 times, was in Oshkosh at least once.
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-18-2022, 06:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,005
Posted By terrye
Conduit in Wings for Wiring

Thinnest wall aluminum tubing from ACS. For example 3/8" x .035wall.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-16-2022, 10:44 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 7,489
Posted By terrye
Test stand detonation data??

Not sure where I read this, but for a gasoline engine the bore limit (for aircraft engines at least) seems to be 6". Thus more and more cylinders, RR Merlin and Allison V-12s, two row radials of 2800...
Forum: Alternative Engines 03-12-2022, 05:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,121
Posted By terrye
Turbine on RV ?

In general turbines (turboprop in this case) have worse fuel consumption (lb fuel/brake horsepower/hour) than reciprocating piston engines. In the case of the TurbAero, I believe they are...
Forum: My RV Build Project 03-08-2022, 02:14 PM
Replies: 637
Views: 422,150
Posted By terrye
RV-3B Dave's in Colorado

I should have been more specific.
Standard ROTACUT 5/16" through 3/4" seven cutters.
https://www.browntool.com/Listview/tabid/344/txtSearch/rotacut/ProductID/355/Default.aspx
Large ROTACUT 7/8"...
Forum: My RV Build Project 03-08-2022, 11:30 AM
Replies: 637
Views: 422,150
Posted By terrye
RV-3B Dave's in Colorado

Dave,
Suggest you try Hougen hole saws for your firewall. Back them up with a piece of plywood. Worked excellent on my stock stainless steel firewall on my...
Forum: Alternative Engines 02-15-2022, 08:12 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 8,348
Posted By terrye
Why we don't have a modern aircraft engine.

A Jon Sharp NemesisNXT modified by Rolls-Royce with an battery electric powerplant with an 8 (yes eight) minute endurance at full power. They seem to hold two records: fastest electric airplane,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-02-2022, 09:54 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,366
Posted By terrye
...and what about the -9/9A? Doesn't this model...

...and what about the -9/9A? Doesn't this model use the same brackets as the RV-7?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-16-2022, 01:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,047
Posted By terrye
Canadian Golden Hawks demonstration team flew...

Canadian Golden Hawks demonstration team flew...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-06-2022, 09:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 447
Posted By terrye
RV9 DXF file or similar?

Vans has panel DXF files on their website, used to be under 'downloads' but haven't checked on the updated website. Panel shown is the blank before bending the lower flange. Check dim's with your kit...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-01-2022, 04:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 8,411
Posted By terrye
WX-500 Installation

www.extantaerospace.com in Melborne FL is currently supporting the WX-500. Manual can be downloaded from their site.
Forum: Propellers 12-29-2021, 01:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,013
Posted By terrye
Calculating Propeller Pitch

The document and the formula are correct.

When measuring the angle of the propeller blade, this is taken, as the document says at the 75% blade radius station. The blade radius station is denoted as...
Forum: RV-15 12-19-2021, 05:27 PM
Replies: 242
Views: 59,341
Posted By terrye
And don't forget the Helio...

And don't forget the Helio Courier
https://www.heliocourier.net/
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-18-2021, 09:23 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,761
Posted By terrye
Unleaded Avgas Update

You should read Callum Douglas' "The Secret Horsepower Race-Western Front Fighter Engine Development". There was much more than just the fuel octane ratings going on. Design philosophy, materials,...
Forum: RV-9/9A 12-15-2021, 11:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,884
Posted By terrye
Riveting wing leading edge assy

Don't give up! I did mine solo (small hands and arms help) with solid rivets. Tools needed: 3/4" x 1" x 4" tungsten bucking bar, 12" (bit shorter may work) long rivet set (couldn't get an offset...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-11-2021, 04:03 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,437
Posted By terrye
Angle head IO-360 or IO-390 and 94UL

Watched an interesting podcast last week on SocialFlight with George Braly of GAMI. Seems like LOTS going on in the background between California and FAA (logjam of fuel approvals broken, STCs being...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-05-2021, 05:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,057
Posted By terrye
Rough engine - any ideas?

Pull some plugs and inspect. My guess is the carb is running too rich.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-01-2021, 05:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,367
Posted By terrye
Engine Preservation After Installing

Shell makes an Aeroshell 2XN preservation oil that you can spray into your cylinders and crankcase in addition to dessicant plugs. Small quantities difficult to find but I bought a gallon from...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-31-2021, 11:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,712
Posted By terrye
Drill for 1/4

Have you read the Instruction Manual? 1/4 is an Imperial measurement of 1/4 inch. Drills are fractional, typically 1/64" increments through 1" (for our purposes), numbered, or lettered. Number or...
Forum: RV-9/9A 10-20-2021, 10:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 806
Posted By terrye
Solid or Pop Rivets - 9A Elevator Spar

All solid rivets. I made myself a 'bucking bar' of 3/4" x 2" steel x 66" long with a custom shaped end with polished faces bolted on. This fit through the opening in the elevator. Taped the bar with...
Forum: RV-9/9A 09-22-2021, 12:04 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 179,689
Posted By terrye
RV-9A Panel

Thanks to Aerotronics for building this panel for me. I did a 3D CAD assembly model in Solidworks, sent them the files and they did the rest. I'm still wrestling with the wiring and cabling through...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-21-2021, 08:57 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 18,895
Posted By terrye
(N2O) Nitrous Oxide and Lycomings

I enjoyed watching most of the weekend on YouTube and was particularly impressed by the Sport Class. Steve, can you explain how most race planes, and especially the Sport Class, are flying well...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-27-2021, 05:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,944
Posted By terrye
Fuel line flairing tool

Ridgid 41162 37 degree
https://www.ridgid.com/us/en/precision-non-ratcheting-flare-tool

Also Ridgid bending tools
Forum: RV-15 08-21-2021, 09:01 AM
Replies: 242
Views: 59,341
Posted By terrye
What class of bushcraft do you think they are working on?

I just finished watching a presentation by the designer of the Helio Courier as I was interested in the wide speed ratio of 5.16 of that aircraft. He makes the point that you can spot most STOL...
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-20-2021, 11:47 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 27,847
Posted By terrye
Individual Circuit Breakers vs Electronic Circuit Breaker System

Is it possible to buy an individual electronic circuit breaker (for 14V or 28V aircraft systems) instead of an individual mechanical circuit breaker?
The problems I have with VPX type systems are:
1....
Forum: RV-15 08-19-2021, 05:51 PM
Replies: 242
Views: 59,341
Posted By terrye
What class of bushcraft do you think they are working on?

One figure of merit for 'bushplanes' is their speed ratio from stall speed to maximum speed. All of Vans aircraft have a wider than usual speed range and of course have STOL performance although not...
Forum: RV-15 08-12-2021, 07:03 PM
Replies: 242
Views: 59,341
Posted By terrye
What class of bushcraft do you think they are working on?

Anyone remember the Super Cyclone 180/185 experimental clone?
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St-Just_Super-Cyclone
http://www3.sympatico.ca/st-justaviation/

Seven sold in 15 years. Just because the...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-05-2021, 01:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 569
Posted By terrye
New Old kit RV 4: interior priming

LOTS of opinions about priming...or not. Have a look around the website and/or do a search (top ribbon). Most of the opinions about not primering cite the 50-75 year old Cessnas/Pipers that were...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-02-2021, 06:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,051
Posted By terrye
GAP 26 plumbing connections

Clever! I assume your pitot head is mounted outboard of the bay where the aileron bellcrank is located?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-02-2021, 11:50 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,237
Posted By terrye
Dazed and Confused in OSH

Three completely different airplanes in terms of finished cost, speed, payload. Lots of info here and on Vans website regarding cost of the RVs. Keep in mind that ANY "improvement" you make to the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-31-2021, 08:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,679
Posted By terrye
VFR Panel Upgrade - Budget Build

I'm building with a Garmin GTX 45 remote XPDR (also interfaced with GTN 650). This has ADSB in and out in both frequencies so I get weather etc. As far as I can tell, NavCanada has not announced a...
Forum: RV-15 07-27-2021, 03:40 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 8,865
Posted By terrye
Poll - Pull or Pound?

I'm building a -9A and vote for solid rivets on the RV-15/16. In the overall scheme of building an aircraft, I don't think the pulled rivets give a noticeable time saving. Pulled rivets, whether dome...
Forum: Painting your RV 07-26-2021, 09:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,152
Posted By terrye
JetFlex WR help

I had poor results with an el-cheepo HVLP gun. I read the tech docs for Jetflex WR and bought a very expensive ($500) Devilbiss Techna gun with the recommended tip and got much better results. You...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-16-2021, 01:00 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,925
Posted By terrye
Well I join the reorder group….

The Cleaveland jig although it holds the AEX at the right angle to keep the countersink perpendicular to the AEX surface, does NOT center the countersink pilot (thru hole way too big). So any play in...
Forum: COMM 07-07-2021, 07:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,302
Posted By terrye
Wing Tip Internal Antenna

Marker beacon antenna comes to mind.
Forum: My RV Build Project 07-03-2021, 09:55 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 8,340
Posted By terrye
New New Zealand RV7 build.

Congratulations on your new build! You may want to study the Vans instructions, the part about FP vs CS props, in some detail before you finalize that decision. Lots of good advice in there. When I...
Forum: RV-6/6A 06-14-2021, 08:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,572
Posted By terrye
Classic Aero with leather (synthetic leather was...

Classic Aero with leather (synthetic leather was too thin). BTW, firm seat cushions are better for long range comfort than "mushy".
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 06-12-2021, 12:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,804
Posted By terrye
Hartzell prop safety wire

I found a price on the .040 DMC Safe-T-Cable tool (DMC website) of US$450 compared to the deluxe Milbar safety wire pliers on ACS of US$78. Are there less expensive Safe-T-Cable tools that "aren't...
Forum: Safety 06-11-2021, 08:38 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,044
Posted By terrye
Miserable Quality Loves Company - Part 2 Safety Margins

Thanks for posting the temperature limits from the TSO documents. I re-read Garmin's GA 35/36/37 Antenna Installation Instructions 190-00848-00 and 1.3.4 Environmental Specifications does list these...
Forum: Safety 06-04-2021, 11:24 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,044
Posted By terrye
Miserable Quality Loves Company - Part 2 Safety Margins

Interesting approach thinking about safety margins. I'm still building and one of the considerations is where to put the GPS antennae. I'm trying to decide whether to put one or two under the...
Forum: Tools 06-02-2021, 11:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,629
Posted By terrye
What tube bender did you use?

I tried several of the cheaper/combo tools. By far the best tube benders for 1/4" (brake) and 3/8" (fuel) are the Ridgid 400 series instrument tube benders. Fairly pricey, but as usual with tools,...
Forum: Safety 06-02-2021, 11:40 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,408
Posted By terrye
Rusty pilot + transition to RV

I have X-Plane 10 and bought a few extra planes from Caranado to practice with. The PC-12 flies at or over RV speeds and has a partial glass panel (horizon and HSI, with the rest of a six pack) plus...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-14-2021, 08:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 955
Posted By terrye
access rings and covers?

Cover itself measures 7-1/16" x 7-1/16". They're intended for use on the forward top fuselage skin just behind the firewall on the 7/9, 10, and 14.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-24-2021, 11:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 644
Posted By terrye
Knockout punch for fiberglass?

Fiberglass composite fibers are actually glass, which means very hard. Consider this when selecting tools to work on fiberglass. In the case of the hole punch, it probably wouldn't cut a clean hole...
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 04-22-2021, 10:15 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 8,500
Posted By terrye
An RV-15 & RV-16??

The RV-10 was a big leap into the unknown for Vans. It may be the first really successful 4 place kit airplane. The RV-10 spawned the RV-14, same airfoil, shorter wingspan, 2 place version. The RV-10...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-07-2021, 05:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 754
Posted By terrye
Using TurboCAD to import Aeroelectric diagrams?

Haven't used Turbocad, but Autocad and Draftsight allow you to create a "block". Use "define block" or "make block". This allows you to select the line segments that are used for a symbol and save it...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-31-2021, 11:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,648
Posted By terrye
RVs cleared for Unlimited aerobatics!

Wow! The "RV Series" in the IAC list includes the RV-9(A), RV-10, RV-12. Think I'll load up my RV-10 with full fuel, and 3 passengers and enter the next Unlimited aerobatic ;). Or maybe this offer...
Forum: Tip up canopy vs. Sliding canopy 03-27-2021, 01:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,825
Posted By terrye
Slider behind panel access ...

I think you are referring to removable panels just aft of the firewall but forward of the windshield. After many builders "rolled their own" Vans finally came out with a kit that includes the cutout...
Forum: Alternative Engines 03-24-2021, 11:32 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 21,918
Posted By terrye
OK Dan, I'll bite :D. It's not either of Liston's...

OK Dan, I'll bite :D. It's not either of Liston's books "Aircraft Engine Design" or "Powerplants for Aircraft". So what's the title and the author?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-21-2021, 03:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,348
Posted By terrye
The first of many, many avionics questions

Have a look in the Garmin GTX 45R Installation Manual Section 3.7. It lists the specific approved brand and model XPDR antennas, and the specifications it must meet if using an antenna not on the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-17-2021, 09:02 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,403
Posted By terrye
How to get started? Do I smell bad?

+1 for Aerotronics. Avionics is a journey. I started out asking them "what's the best EFIS?" And I got an education that continues to this day although my panel is now built. Not too soon to start...
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