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Forum: RV-6/6A 01-22-2021, 09:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 877
Posted By Lionclaw
It looks like the models from Van's. ...

It looks like the models from Van's. https://www.vansaircraft.com/downloads/

Look for the "3D Assembly" heading towards the bottom of the page.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-14-2021, 12:20 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,668
Posted By Lionclaw
Vans and Garmin both publish 3D models which can...

Vans and Garmin both publish 3D models which can be used to fully mock up the panel and work out these types of interference issues. I started the really rough mockup in the attached images using...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-13-2021, 10:41 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,708
Posted By Lionclaw
Where in Fl are you? Feel free to shoot me a PM...

Where in Fl are you? Feel free to shoot me a PM if you'd like. My wife and I are moving to Melbourne in 2 weeks. We have a 7A at X21, previously built a 9A, and are mid-fuse on the 10. We'd be...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-18-2020, 11:13 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,115
Posted By Lionclaw
I finished a -9A at my first duty station. The...

I finished a -9A at my first duty station. The -10 project is about to experience its 3rd PCS. So far nothing has been lost (that I know of), but it has made moving more of a hassle. I don't think...
Forum: RV-10 12-14-2020, 05:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,167
Posted By Lionclaw
As a data point, my order confirmation from...

As a data point, my order confirmation from Andair was received on 7 September and the valve showed up at my door today. 14 weeks.
Forum: Florida (Central) 11-25-2020, 12:46 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 640
Posted By Lionclaw
Hangar availability near Melbourne, FL

I'm looking for hangar space for an RV-7A near Melbourne. Right now the plan is to go to Arthur Dunn and eventually move to Space Coast and then Merritt Island when available.

Does anyone have any...
Forum: RV-10 10-09-2020, 02:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,327
Posted By Lionclaw
Greg -- It looks like some notes got trapped...

Greg -- It looks like some notes got trapped partially off-page on the top right corner of page 46-02. Just FYSA, as they might not be anything important.
Forum: RV-10 09-14-2020, 11:52 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 684
Posted By Lionclaw
I removed the boots before taking off the nuts or...

I removed the boots before taking off the nuts or installing the cable into the retainer. You can take the little boot off the end and then the larger one.
Forum: RV-10 05-17-2020, 06:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,392
Posted By Lionclaw
Congrats on the fun journey ahead. From the...

Congrats on the fun journey ahead. From the pictures, it looks like the scuffs and scratches are just in the blue vinyl. Do any extend deeper? I've had a few scratched parts (both my fault and as...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-14-2020, 01:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,191
Posted By Lionclaw
The 76 series engines have removable lifters. My...

The 76 series engines have removable lifters. My 9A used the O-320-H2AD, but I think the O-360-E1A6D is the same. The H2AD lifters could be pulled after removal of the pushrod and pushrod tube,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-22-2020, 09:03 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 11,094
Posted By Lionclaw
I can't speak highly enough of PEI for ABS, PLA,...

I can't speak highly enough of PEI for ABS, PLA, and PETG. My first printer came with something that looked like Buildtak and it was useless for all but PLA. Now I'm running 1 heavily modified...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-15-2019, 08:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,024
Posted By Lionclaw
If the price is right, I wouldn't let the blue...

If the price is right, I wouldn't let the blue vinyl dissuade you. I postponed building the 2012 vintage tailcone from my -10 emp kit until just recently. The plastic was definitely more difficult...
Forum: RV-10 05-22-2019, 09:34 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,191
Posted By Lionclaw
Not trying to pile on even more -- but if I...

Not trying to pile on even more -- but if I understood the plans correctly when I did mine, the edge of the turtle deck skin should be on the apex of the longeron angle.
Forum: Tools 09-25-2016, 06:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,902
Posted By Lionclaw
I've been following this for a bit and it looks...

I've been following this for a bit and it looks awesome! Pros -- less fixturing, not limited by the size of cnc bed. Cons -- have to use fiducial marker tape, not automated (can walk away from...
Forum: Safety 09-20-2016, 09:26 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 14,085
Posted By Lionclaw
Confirmation...

Confirmation bias.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Confirmation_bias
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-17-2016, 01:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,054
Posted By Lionclaw
My sika'd canopy did the same, but it wasn't too...

My sika'd canopy did the same, but it wasn't too noticeable. I considered chamfering the outside corner of each roller, but never got around to trying it.
Forum: RV-10 08-02-2016, 11:02 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 44,259
Posted By Lionclaw
Maybe you'd get both with the diesel? Density...

Maybe you'd get both with the diesel? Density altitude might put the diesel close to or above the hp of the 540 on the ground. One of my local airports (KMGY, elev 952') is showing a DA of 2905'...
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-31-2016, 11:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,709
Posted By Lionclaw
Are you sure you're whacking the c-frame hard...

Are you sure you're whacking the c-frame hard enough with the mallet? Perhaps try on some scrap to get a feel for it. When I was still using the c-frame my whacking was done with a 5lb plastic...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-08-2016, 05:58 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,017
Posted By Lionclaw
Sticky VC Compass

I bought a used PAI 700 compass from another member and it seems to have a sticky spot in the 30-90 degree range. If I turn very slowly and shake it a bit it will sometimes make it through that...
Forum: RV-10 07-07-2016, 08:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,462
Posted By Lionclaw
In the top skin, yes, but the stack up of parts...

In the top skin, yes, but the stack up of parts there *should* provide the necessary thickness to contain the full countersink. I just recently did this section and chose to dimple instead of...
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-01-2016, 09:40 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 8,686
Posted By Lionclaw
Are you sure it isn't the tow bar attached...

Are you sure it isn't the tow bar attached warning light? Kidding of course... Congrats on the purchase, that is a great looking plane!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-22-2016, 06:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,300
Posted By Lionclaw
I have a similar bucking bar, and have found a...

I have a similar bucking bar, and have found a few tricks which help. Like you, I keep both ends of the bucking bar wrapped with masking tape. I generally use 3+ layers of tape, and carve out the...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 06-17-2016, 05:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,779
Posted By Lionclaw
Don't put the sealant in the bag, put the bag...

Don't put the sealant in the bag, put the bag over the sealant. I usually put my hand in the bag, load up sealant on the outside, then invert the bag.
Forum: RV-9/9A 06-16-2016, 10:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,112
Posted By Lionclaw
I was a ~50 hour pilot when I first flew my -9A,...

I was a ~50 hour pilot when I first flew my -9A, so not exactly the same situation. That said, I went to Oregon and flew with Mike Seager to get the ~10 hours Nationair wanted. It was a blast! I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-16-2016, 12:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,393
Posted By Lionclaw
My carbureted -9A did the same when the Facet...

My carbureted -9A did the same when the Facet pump was on, and I did not have any sort of return line. I assumed it had something to do with turbulent pulses of pressure from the pump... but I too...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-16-2016, 10:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,433
Posted By Lionclaw
If you like the GSA 28 servos, why not just buy...

If you like the GSA 28 servos, why not just buy those? It looks like you can drive them with a G5. G5 ($1199) + 2xGSA 28 ($1500) + install kits ($150?) = $2849. Then sell your TruTrak...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-15-2016, 02:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,181
Posted By Lionclaw
It's funny how the time flies. I'm still in my...

It's funny how the time flies. I'm still in my early 30's, so I know most of the gray beards would just pat me on the head and chuckle...

My 10-year VAFiversary isn't too far off, and this thread...
Forum: Electrical Systems 06-12-2016, 11:08 AM
Replies: 181
Views: 64,306
Posted By Lionclaw
87 Suzuki Samurai alternator in my -9A with no...

87 Suzuki Samurai alternator in my -9A with no failures in the ~400 hours that I flew it.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-24-2016, 07:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,186
Posted By Lionclaw
Hi David, welcome to VAF! I built and flew my...

Hi David, welcome to VAF!

I built and flew my -9A for several years and it was very economical. Due to our growing family, the -9A no longer fit my mission and I'm building a -10 now.

Cost-wise,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-21-2016, 02:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,661
Posted By Lionclaw
http://i.imgur.com/T9mZaLa.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/T9mZaLa.jpg
Forum: RV-6/6A 05-17-2016, 08:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,285
Posted By Lionclaw
Here's the...

Here's the photo:

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7205/26477878744_df8883f905_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/GkL3SL)20160516_174554 (https://flic.kr/p/GkL3SL) by Uwe Henseler...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-12-2016, 08:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,562
Posted By Lionclaw
Imgur works well and is easy. 1. Goto...

Imgur works well and is easy.

1. Goto http://imgur.com/
2. Drag and drop image(s) onto the web browser.
3. Click "Start Upload"
4. Copy image link or direct URL and paste it into your post here.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-05-2016, 05:48 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,469
Posted By Lionclaw
Unless the plans say otherwise for a given...

Unless the plans say otherwise for a given location, you'll want to put the manufactured head of the rivet on the side with the thinner part.
Forum: RV-10 05-04-2016, 07:39 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,993
Posted By Lionclaw
https://photos.google.com/share/AF1QipN6rOeyQAgmYW...

https://photos.google.com/share/AF1QipN6rOeyQAgmYW7tADltQ40VEoUErerjNv4IC8zkuhUodYc5KVR-Xxubx4pAwgRSCg?key=bUo4WlQxc2x2d0w5RWRUSjJuRzJyTlp0UUxFVnN3
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-30-2016, 10:12 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 28,521
Posted By Lionclaw
These look awesome! Would anyone be willing to...

These look awesome! Would anyone be willing to post a video of them operating at night?
Forum: Safety 04-27-2016, 06:37 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 8,902
Posted By Lionclaw
Thanks Ramiro. I was going to write up something...

Thanks Ramiro. I was going to write up something of a guide for the H2AD, which is why I took so many pictures. But ultimately I decided against it because I didn't want to encourage others to...
Forum: Safety 04-26-2016, 09:59 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 8,902
Posted By Lionclaw
My -9 had the same engine with sleeved hoses run...

My -9 had the same engine with sleeved hoses run over the top of the cylinders as well. The only time I ever had an inflight shutdown was over Lake Michigan after buying mogas at the Manitowoc...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-21-2016, 07:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,742
Posted By Lionclaw
The -9 and -10 have wedges on all control...

The -9 and -10 have wedges on all control surfaces, so we get lots of practice with this! I like to use an edge roller (very light application) prior to dimpling and it keeps the TE nice and sharp.
Forum: Safety 04-17-2016, 09:21 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,125
Posted By Lionclaw
Alan has known there were problems with the...

Alan has known there were problems with the aluminum tube for quite some time. Mine broke in July of 2013 while the plane sat on the ramp at Maxwell for 2 weeks. IIRC, he told me the aluminum tube...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-01-2016, 07:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 8,572
Posted By Lionclaw
Checklists? I've been out of the game for a...

Checklists? I've been out of the game for a while though, so maybe those are already implemented...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-09-2016, 09:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,282
Posted By Lionclaw
I think my leaks started when I removed a few...

I think my leaks started when I removed a few case bolts near the front main bearings to install a bracket for the Lightspeed EI. There was a popping sound which was likely the seal failing.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-09-2016, 07:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,282
Posted By Lionclaw
RTV-102 is approved for Lycoming per SI 1125D. I...

RTV-102 is approved for Lycoming per SI 1125D. I used Loctite 518 when I built my engine up the first time and had a few small leaks. After a rebuild a few years later I used RTV-102. It didn't...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-26-2015, 08:54 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,976
Posted By Lionclaw
Lycamobile might be a good option for this. They...

Lycamobile might be a good option for this. They are a T-Mobile MVNO, so if T-Mobile works well in your area then Lycamobile should as well. They no longer advertise their pay as you go rates as...
Forum: Painting your RV 10-19-2015, 10:13 AM
Replies: 209
Views: 95,737
Posted By Lionclaw
I bought that same blower for my paint table and...

I bought that same blower for my paint table and am underwhelmed by the amount of air it pulls through my (similar to yours) 20x20 filters. I've been thinking about replacing it with a home furnace...
Forum: RV-14 08-24-2015, 02:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,320
Posted By Lionclaw
It's just to the left of the metal rule, between...

It's just to the left of the metal rule, between it and the dimple, if I'm seeing it correctly.

I'll let others chime in on the dent, but it looks like there might be some small cracks in some of...
Forum: RV-10 08-22-2015, 09:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,124
Posted By Lionclaw
I've been thinking about doing the hard points as...

I've been thinking about doing the hard points as well. Is there any concern that the pod could fill with water while flying through rain? Or fill with water dripping down the aircraft while parked?
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-22-2015, 07:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,724
Posted By Lionclaw
I just started doing the hole-in-the-lid thing as...

I just started doing the hole-in-the-lid thing as well, works great. Has anyone figured out a convenient way to melt it back down (preferably in the tube) after it all turns to powder?
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-21-2015, 02:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,549
Posted By Lionclaw
I'm a HUGE fan of Android, but I just couldn't...

I'm a HUGE fan of Android, but I just couldn't bring myself to buy the N9. I really wanted to like it, but it just felt clunky in-hand. And there's the price...

The 2013 N7 has served me well. I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-18-2015, 08:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,384
Posted By Lionclaw
It turned out to be a mix up at Van's, so we're...

It turned out to be a mix up at Van's, so we're swapping one out.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-17-2015, 01:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,384
Posted By Lionclaw
Locking fuel caps with different keys?

I just received my locking fuel caps from Vans (Newton A 30 L-VNS) and see that they have different lock numbers. The keys do not appear to be interchangeable. I'm curious if this was an oversight,...
Forum: RV-9/9A 04-30-2015, 06:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,704
Posted By Lionclaw
Mine looked almost exactly the same. I drilled...

Mine looked almost exactly the same. I drilled them out, but the replacement ones ended up mostly the same. Since then I've gotten better with the offset rivet set and I learned a trick--put 2...
Forum: RV-10 04-04-2015, 04:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,371
Posted By Lionclaw
Does it look like this picture below? Is the...

Does it look like this picture below? Is the problem in the same spot?

It's been a while, but I believe the way Ken explained it to me was that the RV-10 spar is longer than the CNC punch press,...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-17-2015, 11:49 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 20,450
Posted By Lionclaw
Very cool! Now can we get SV to connect to a...

Very cool! Now can we get SV to connect to a mobile hotspot and update its databases?
Forum: RV-10 02-11-2015, 05:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,444
Posted By Lionclaw
The rest of the kits will come the same way, and...

The rest of the kits will come the same way, and they only get bigger from here. The shipper will send it on a truck with a liftgate if you pay extra (arrange it when they call to schedule...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 02-07-2015, 10:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,711
Posted By Lionclaw
Last time I was there they had a Long-EZ with a...

Last time I was there they had a Long-EZ with a pulse detonation engine :)
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 02-06-2015, 06:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,711
Posted By Lionclaw
You can probably get through the whole museum in...

You can probably get through the whole museum in a day if you move quickly, but I'd plan 2 days if you want to spend time at most of the exhibits. The experimental and presidential galleries are on...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 01-27-2015, 10:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,496
Posted By Lionclaw
+1 for the diner next to the hotel. That was our...

+1 for the diner next to the hotel. That was our favorite food run when we lived in San Antonio.
Forum: RV-10 01-15-2015, 09:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,578
Posted By Lionclaw
Understood - it sounds like glass over Sika is a...

Understood - it sounds like glass over Sika is a no-go. I'm thinking about doing just as you did, but no glass, and filling the gap with Sika. It looks like that's what Jan did. I think the only...
Forum: RV-10 01-15-2015, 08:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,578
Posted By Lionclaw
Bill, what about Sika makes it unsuitable? I'm...

Bill, what about Sika makes it unsuitable? I'm not there yet, but I did have a good experience with Sika on my -9A canopy. I was thinking about doing mine just like Jan's, which I think looks...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-19-2014, 05:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,029
Posted By Lionclaw
IIRC, the Skyview is picky about what types of...

IIRC, the Skyview is picky about what types of partitions it will read. I think it was only "FAT" partitions.

If you want to be able to deploy updates from your tablet, I would suggest getting a...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-07-2014, 02:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,254
Posted By Lionclaw
:eek: That looks a lot easier than painting on...

:eek: That looks a lot easier than painting on the primer. Can you tell us a bit about the applicator? Is it felt tipped?
Forum: RV-10 07-26-2014, 10:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,354
Posted By Lionclaw
I'm hoping to attend tomorrow. This will be my...

I'm hoping to attend tomorrow. This will be my first year in camp scholler, and it'll just be my motorcycle and a small tent. I'd love to camp near other builders. Does anyone have any...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-19-2014, 06:00 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 36,580
Posted By Lionclaw
Ok, arrangements made, I'll be there again this...

Ok, arrangements made, I'll be there again this year to drink all of your beer Dan! My -9 is sold, so I'll be riding up from San Antonio on my CBR500 :D
Forum: Autopilots 06-03-2014, 07:26 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 10,599
Posted By Lionclaw
I experienced the same issue. Both of my SV32...

I experienced the same issue. Both of my SV32 servos eventually failed, but I can't say for certain if it was related. If I remember correctly, the pitch servo eventually started reporting that it...
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