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Forum: Texas (North) 02-12-2021, 11:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 219
Posted By bbsdad
Try alix@rvtraning.com he used to use an rv 6,...

Try alix@rvtraning.com he used to use an rv 6, but now using an rv 7. Heís in the Dallas are. Phone number is 972-775-1896 . I plan on using him when the time comes.
Hope this helps.

RD
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-30-2021, 06:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 596
Posted By bbsdad
This is a constant wear area. Pritymuch expect to...

This is a constant wear area. Pritymuch expect to have to paint or protect it often. I am using adhesive wingwalk material. Just replace and or prime as required.


RD
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-30-2021, 06:52 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,992
Posted By bbsdad
My question is did you build it? If so go ahead...

My question is did you build it? If so go ahead and tell them so. I find the truth is always best. Besides if sheís not into it now she never will be. And I never tell a lady I fly, till I know them...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-30-2021, 06:42 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,326
Posted By bbsdad
Are you planning on doing it yourself? Or...

Are you planning on doing it yourself? Or contacting someone to do it?
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-26-2021, 04:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 254
Posted By bbsdad
You might also check with the overhaul shop. To...

You might also check with the overhaul shop. To see if you should remove the drive gears. Some do some donít.

RD
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-24-2021, 12:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,371
Posted By bbsdad
Flox is epoxy mixed with a filler. Geary strong....

Flox is epoxy mixed with a filler. Geary strong. Itís used to assemble composite parts etc.. you can use just about anything depending on what itís for. For your application I would just cut up some...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-24-2021, 12:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 325
Posted By bbsdad
If you dimple the skin, you need to use a flush...

If you dimple the skin, you need to use a flush pop rivet. Outherwis it will need to be longer, and will not have the structural integrity needed. If you have clearance issues you can extend the...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-23-2021, 07:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 392
Posted By bbsdad
Try using a penatrating oil. Let sit overnight....

Try using a penatrating oil. Let sit overnight. Then try a plastic wedge. If that fails try punching the pins out using a press. Saport it properly. Or bad things will happen.

RD
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-23-2021, 06:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,371
Posted By bbsdad
Not sure what your asking. But I would scuf the...

Not sure what your asking. But I would scuf the surface of the aluminum with 180 sand paper. Clean with denatured alcohol. Alodine rinse with water, blow dry it and using flox on the mating surface....
Forum: Painting your RV 01-17-2021, 05:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,302
Posted By bbsdad
I can make the hole plane disappear for cheap....

I can make the hole plane disappear for cheap. Just give me the keys. LOL.


RD
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-17-2021, 04:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,248
Posted By bbsdad
Consider condensation. Then look for enter...

Consider condensation. Then look for enter granular coroshion. Nasty thing that. Only way to get rid of it is replacing the hole part. Itís incedius and once it starts itís like cancer. Catch it...
Forum: RV-9/9A 01-16-2021, 01:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 535
Posted By bbsdad
Look at the model number on the brake caliper....

Look at the model number on the brake caliper. That will give you the manufacture name serial number etc..(Cleveland, model 30-10) as an example. Then go to aircraft spruce and look up that number....
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-16-2021, 01:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,427
Posted By bbsdad
Y not put a piece of foam to fill the triangular...

Y not put a piece of foam to fill the triangular section of the brace, tapering back to streamline that aeria. Then just glass over it, wala speed fairing. As for the fwd section just bend the edges...
Forum: RV-6/6A 01-16-2021, 07:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,459
Posted By bbsdad
Looks like Christmas came a little late. Looking...

Looks like Christmas came a little late.
Looking good.

RD
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-14-2021, 01:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,548
Posted By bbsdad
Then there are the older planes which gave the...

Then there are the older planes which gave the builders the option of putting in lightning features. Ie.. lightning holes, trimming parts, removing exces material wherever possible. Well being...
Forum: Painting your RV 01-14-2021, 01:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,302
Posted By bbsdad
Try crome thy would then blend in to whatever was...

Try crome thy would then blend in to whatever was the predominant color of the available spectrum. Thereby being preceded as invisible. I got that from military camouflage training. The Other option...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-14-2021, 01:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 628
Posted By bbsdad
Just to clear this up. Reference ac 43-13....

Just to clear this up. Reference ac 43-13. Aircraft standard practice is 1 to 3 threes protruding. Nuf said.

RD
Forum: RV-6/6A 01-13-2021, 08:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 517
Posted By bbsdad
If you look at the rev-7 drawings it shows a...

If you look at the rev-7 drawings it shows a little difference from the 6. I put a flat piece between the top plate and the angle, used it for the elevator down stop. And another at the rear for the...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-13-2021, 07:43 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,671
Posted By bbsdad
It is definitely an RV-6. That said I wouldnít...

It is definitely an RV-6. That said I wouldnít take on that large of a project for free. Possibly trade work for partnership in it might be legal. But I would sell it, if you arenít willing or able...
Forum: Safety 01-13-2021, 07:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,074
Posted By bbsdad
Rudder

Personally I would at least replace the skin. But then agin it would most likely have underlying damage to the ribs. And it would probably be faster to just replace the hole rudder. I would think you...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-07-2021, 07:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,680
Posted By bbsdad
Battery cables

I have seen 4awg used on some aircraft, usually on short runs. 2awg would give you better service. Stronger crank longer life etc..
I personally am using 2awg. I do have over 40 years as an a&p. So...
Forum: RV-4 01-06-2021, 11:33 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,100
Posted By bbsdad
Yes itís 4130, make shure he uses aircraft grade...

Yes itís 4130, make shure he uses aircraft grade welding rod. There is a difference, between aircraft grade and anything else. Aircraft grade has a copper outer coating, outhers I have seen look like...
Forum: RV-9/9A 12-30-2020, 07:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 472
Posted By bbsdad
Go to the dynon d-180 installation manual. Itís...

Go to the dynon d-180 installation manual. Itís on the internet. Wish I knew how to upload a web page.

RD
Forum: RV-6/6A 12-30-2020, 07:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,725
Posted By bbsdad
Braks

You should rebuild the copilots master cylinder as well. The o rings get old and stif. The lower plunger canít slide up to allow the fluid to back flow.
Hope this helps.

RD
Forum: RV-6/6A 12-28-2020, 10:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 483
Posted By bbsdad
I have one. PM me your email address, I can send...

I have one. PM me your email address, I can send pics etc... include phone # and I will call to discuss.

RD
Forum: RV-14 12-26-2020, 07:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,848
Posted By bbsdad
Get a set of ear seal covers to fit over the gps...

Get a set of ear seal covers to fit over the gps antena. The oneís for a David Clark work grate.

RD
Forum: Fiberglass 12-14-2020, 06:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,035
Posted By bbsdad
Check your PM.

Check your PM.
Forum: RV-14 12-06-2020, 12:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 844
Posted By bbsdad
Looks like an AN960-6L washer would get you were...

Looks like an AN960-6L washer would get you were you need to be. L washers are the thin type, .016 versus.032 .

Hope this helps
RD
Forum: Safety 12-03-2020, 06:02 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 13,514
Posted By bbsdad
I have seen some rats nest before but holly...

I have seen some rats nest before but holly smokes dick Tracy. Surprised there wasnít a fire.
Forum: My RV Build Project 12-02-2020, 04:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 587
Posted By bbsdad
Call vanís thay can send you a pdf file with a...

Call vanís thay can send you a pdf file with a parts list of all items in the finishing kit.

Hope this helps.

RD
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-27-2020, 03:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 478
Posted By bbsdad
Looks like the cork gasket is in need of...

Looks like the cork gasket is in need of replacement. As is the rubber seal for the fuel quantity sender. Best option would be to remove tank and reseal the access plate with proseal. And at same...
Forum: RV-14 11-23-2020, 08:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 545
Posted By bbsdad
Best practice is to put factory head (the round...

Best practice is to put factory head (the round end) on the side with thinnest material. Unless specifically Calder out by the designer/factory. You can put the factory head weíre ever convenient....
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-15-2020, 08:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,289
Posted By bbsdad
Sorry but I guess i drilled out too meny rivets...

Sorry but I guess i drilled out too meny rivets in my time. I would use rather a long drill and bend it, or use a 90* drill motor. Just drill the head then use a punch and hammer to remove the shank....
Forum: RV-4 11-15-2020, 08:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,600
Posted By bbsdad
I would use screws and nut plates. Well pop...

I would use screws and nut plates. Well pop rivets are ez to drill out, you run the risk of over sizing the holes every time you drill out a rivet of any kind. Pop rivets tend to become loose in...
Forum: Safety 11-06-2020, 04:32 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,201
Posted By bbsdad
Yup aloes do a preflight. We lost an ah-64,...

Yup aloes do a preflight. We lost an ah-64, because the pilot and gunner (bolth killed) lit the fires withought doing one. Canopie lock bar was left on the top of the doghouse, by the crew chief. Big...
Forum: My RV Build Project 10-31-2020, 09:29 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 33,950
Posted By bbsdad
Wow I am seriously impressed!! Absolutely...

Wow I am seriously impressed!! Absolutely gorgeous!
Forum: Painting your RV 10-08-2020, 09:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,394
Posted By bbsdad
Paint needed

Take your wing Aires (cord times span) multiple by 3. You now have the approximate aeria of the intire plane. Check with the paint manufacturer on coverage of paint. Thatíll generally have a formula....
Forum: Fiberglass 10-02-2020, 02:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,621
Posted By bbsdad
Used to work with all kinds of epoxies (had my...

Used to work with all kinds of epoxies (had my mixing card) so was doing the mixing for the whole hanger. The only allergy I developed was for pro seal. I get a rash just waving my hand over the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-18-2020, 07:52 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 822
Posted By bbsdad
Primer fitting

Just use a short piece of copper tubing. Crimp the end then solder for a seal. Cheap n ez.

Feel free to call me 806-352-0910 Iím in ama. Too
R D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-03-2020, 01:50 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 14,930
Posted By bbsdad
How about a boot to fit your feat in. Twist for...

How about a boot to fit your feat in. Twist for rudder, for and aft for elevators, right and left for ailerons. That would leave the Other foot/leg for throttle, flaps, and brakes. Changing radios...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-03-2020, 01:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,298
Posted By bbsdad
Funny but what I hear in the video sounded like a...

Funny but what I hear in the video sounded like a combination of the compressor and the wine of the gears in the prop drive. Many just be me but Iíve herd it meny times at Reno. And yes I do love the...
Forum: RV-4 08-14-2020, 05:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,252
Posted By bbsdad
There is a mod kit, vans has them. Look in there...

There is a mod kit, vans has them. Look in there web page, I think itís in the fus parts section.
Forum: My RV Build Project 08-12-2020, 07:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,622
Posted By bbsdad
Did you try putting the struts in a bucket of...

Did you try putting the struts in a bucket of ice. Just need to put the top in for an hour or two. Thay should slip right in.
Hope this helps.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-09-2020, 08:10 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,213
Posted By bbsdad
Just my opinion but it seams to me you would be...

Just my opinion but it seams to me you would be in a better position, leagal wise if you rebuilt the ac and accept the fact it has damage history. Using the wings would not give you 51%. Unless you...
Forum: RV-9/9A 08-09-2020, 07:33 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 13,150
Posted By bbsdad
You also need to insure your tack. Is reading...

You also need to insure your tack. Is reading properly. Your mixture, and throttle are making full travel. So meny outher peramiters, not withstanding.
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-02-2020, 02:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,148
Posted By bbsdad
Unhappy Battery box

You might try checking the dimensions of your box. Mine was smaller then spec in some areas, and grater in outhers. So I needed to make several alterations.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-29-2020, 07:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,635
Posted By bbsdad
One Luther thing not mentioned. Inshure both...

One Luther thing not mentioned. Inshure both pieces nest together. Ie.. lay flat against each other the intire surface. Meny parts will need tweaking to insure proper fit.

Hope this helps
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-26-2020, 09:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,422
Posted By bbsdad
Slip ball

You might try an RV ( not vans) supply. Thay have small ones, for leveling.
Hope this helps.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-18-2020, 05:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,186
Posted By bbsdad
Step

Harbor fraight has a foldable step stool. Tye a cord to it to make retrieving it possible. And there you go. I will be using one. Lol
Forum: RV-10 07-17-2020, 02:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,706
Posted By bbsdad
Oil leak

Problem is these are air cooled engines. The air can massively effect were the oil goes once it leaks out. I replaced 2 good crank seals trying to fix a leak. Drops of oil on front bottom cowl and...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-15-2020, 05:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,927
Posted By bbsdad
I would think Tyson tubing would be to stif....

I would think Tyson tubing would be to stif. Surgical tubing is ez get cheap, and cuts with just a ciders. Just cut up a bunch the thickness of the plexus. Overdose the hole to make a tight fit for...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-14-2020, 06:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,927
Posted By bbsdad
I have never used rivets with the tubing. I would...

I have never used rivets with the tubing. I would think you would have a problem with the rivet collapsing into the rubber. Or if you have metal over it the rivet would collapse the dimple, causing a...
Forum: Painting your RV 07-03-2020, 09:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,951
Posted By bbsdad
Aeria

For paint coverage cube your wing aeria. Ie; 123 sq ft times 4= 492sq ft. Should cover the whole of the ac. With little leftover.
Forum: RV-3 06-30-2020, 03:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,342
Posted By bbsdad
Fiberglass

Looks to me that you have coroshion under the glass. So you may have a bigger problem then just looks. I would sand through that top layer and look round before ordering. You might have some...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-28-2020, 10:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 883
Posted By bbsdad
Mint bolts

Same here, undriled bolts, metal lock nuts. Received about 2 months ago.
Forum: Electrical Systems 06-15-2020, 12:09 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,132
Posted By bbsdad
Dymo

The dymo works well but use industryel labels that stick better. Or you can get white or black on clear. Then spray on clear paint looks good and will last long. It?s the way I?m going. Just my...
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-05-2020, 10:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 745
Posted By bbsdad
Contact Van?s that can git you the info. That...

Contact Van?s that can git you the info. That have all the kit parts lists. And there willing to give you a list via e-mail, just aske fore what you need/want.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-05-2020, 06:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 666
Posted By bbsdad
+1 for the hemostat. I have bin using them for...

+1 for the hemostat. I have bin using them for 40+ years and have several sets. Short medium and long, strate and bent. Grate fore getting washers, spacers, bolts, even cotter-pins, in tight places....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-12-2020, 10:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 850
Posted By bbsdad
Wheel stem axces

Acs has them. There called camlock acses wheel door. Hope this helps.
Bbsdad
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-20-2020, 06:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,454
Posted By bbsdad
Wrap

Prime it to insure you don?t get corrosion. Then wrap. 2 part epoxy would b best.
Just my 2 cents.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-05-2020, 06:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,764
Posted By bbsdad
Talking Proseal

Just an FYI. Back when I was working fore the big boys we would keep all silent, epoxy in a freezer. Thus extending the shelf life by 2. Then we would test, (mix a couple test batches) if the test...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-23-2019, 09:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,224
Posted By bbsdad
Gtx 375

I don?t know if there is a combo blade antenna but. The requirements are 2ft from transponder to transponder antenatal, and 2ft separation betwen ads antena and transponder antena. Adsb antena must...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-19-2018, 10:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,413
Posted By bbsdad
wedges

p.m. me also please.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-22-2018, 11:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,021
Posted By bbsdad
wen I worked for the big boys we used # 27 bit.

wen I worked for the big boys we used # 27 bit.
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