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Forum: Painting your RV 03-04-2021, 07:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 587
Posted By spark68
Painting an RV a dark color - problem?

I am planning to paint my RV-6 project and considering a darker color - green in this case. Not as dark as black, but medium or a little darker. Would this cause problems with the fiberglass parts...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 02-23-2021, 06:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 534
Posted By spark68
Yes, Lycoming 0-360, also fit 0-320 and others.

Yes, Lycoming 0-360, also fit 0-320 and others.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-13-2021, 11:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 637
Posted By spark68
pull rivets

I've been working on mine the last week or so (RV-6). I'm using pull rivets 100* CS for the tip caps, not removable except by drilling out the rivets. Obviously I don't plan on removing them on any...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 02-05-2021, 07:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 534
Posted By spark68
FS: Bendix Mags and drives

For Sale: Two Bendix S4LN mags with drives and harness, one with impulse coupling. 400 hours since last service. $1,000 plus shipping for both, will not separate. PM or text 9 2 8 7 3 3 eight five...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 01-31-2021, 04:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 356
Posted By spark68
FS: Dynon Remote Magnetometer for D-10

For Sale: Remote Magnetometer for Dynon D10, D100, D180. Came with project, new unused. $50 plus shipping.
Forum: Painting your RV 01-23-2021, 04:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 855
Posted By spark68
Wingtip lights

Looking good!
- Can you give some detail on how you fabricated the bumps for the wingtip lights? I will need to do something like this for my -6 build.
- What paint products did you use? I'm about...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-08-2020, 07:08 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,461
Posted By spark68
Good one Randall! I used to listen to Click and...

Good one Randall! I used to listen to Click and Clack every Saturday morning and loved the puzzlers and especially the "write your answer on a (whatever) and send it...

Thanks for sharing.
Forum: RV-6/6A 05-02-2020, 08:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,844
Posted By spark68
Paul, You may have noticed, but the swinging...

Paul, You may have noticed, but the swinging rudder pedals R/L are not at the same angle when evenly matched up at the bottom due to one tube in front of the other at the top. This means that the...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 04-23-2020, 07:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,399
Posted By spark68
Nice article, enjoyed it! Mark Curley

Nice article, enjoyed it!

Mark Curley
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-23-2020, 08:42 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,004
Posted By spark68
How to clean the rosin?

Add on question:

What's the most effective way to clean the rosin after soldering?

Mark
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-03-2019, 05:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,213
Posted By spark68
Cowl alignment

Stockman,

Flyboyaccessories has a cowl mounting jig that they sell/rent to do just what you are doing. Have a look, might be just what you...
Forum: RV-6/6A 04-09-2019, 10:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,561
Posted By spark68
Next steps...

Welcome to the VAF forum!

I would suggest getting a Van's practice kit and assembling that to get some skill developed before working on the actual parts. This will give you several skills such as...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-12-2018, 10:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,099
Posted By spark68
Template

Im a bit old school and simple...

If I were doing something like this I would make a cardboard template out of poster board and cut to fit. When you are happy with the fit you can flatten it out and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-07-2017, 02:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,321
Posted By spark68
cat litter

Cat litter (or oil dry granules - same stuff I believe) works well, especially if you scrub it in with a piece of 2x4. Scrub it in and sweep it up. Concrete looks almost new after.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 05-01-2017, 10:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,418
Posted By spark68
Canada procedure

I see you are USA registered. Can you run us through what you had to do to cross over to Canada and back?
Forum: Trip Write-ups 09-22-2016, 01:25 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 149,850
Posted By spark68
Wonderful trip report

Vlad,
Thanks for the wonderful trip report! Great pictures make me imagine what it was like to be there. One day...

Mark
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-29-2016, 08:10 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,467
Posted By spark68
Van's videos

Van's has some pretty good video instruction in the Rv-14 area of their web site showing fiberglass layup on the windscreen. May be helpful to you.

http://vansaircraft.com/public/service-rv14.htm
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-11-2016, 09:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,252
Posted By spark68
Bill, Do you have a picture of how you hold the...

Bill,
Do you have a picture of how you hold the cable housings near the quadrant?
I'm planning a similar setup and looking for ideas or reference.
Thanks,
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-06-2016, 06:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,416
Posted By spark68
Jegs is a reputable company and Hamburger has...

Jegs is a reputable company and Hamburger has been manufacturing auto race parts for many years so no problem there.

It's kinda small though. Think about the filter area and how quickly it could...
Forum: Safety 04-04-2016, 09:23 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,911
Posted By spark68
I'm planning to use some switch guards (the U...

I'm planning to use some switch guards (the U shaped bent rod type) around my master switch and maybe others to get a reference by feel. I believe it will help, especially during night flight.
Forum: Painting your RV 04-04-2016, 09:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,182
Posted By spark68
oil free air

and if you blow off with air, take care to see that your air is oil free. That means no in-line oiler and a good filter in the air line. A well used hose will accumulate oil and moisture from the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-28-2016, 08:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,386
Posted By spark68
Has anyone heard how Matt Draille is doing? I...

Has anyone heard how Matt Draille is doing? I believe I read on VAF that he had a stroke a while back. Anyone heard from him?
Forum: Primers 03-28-2016, 02:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 9,183
Posted By spark68
That's a good tip Boomer. I didn't know...

That's a good tip Boomer. I didn't know Variprime was still available. I like the brush idea.

I believe that the prep is as important as what kind of primer you use. All primers will provide some...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-27-2016, 11:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,842
Posted By spark68
Be ready to disconnect the ground cable if you...

Be ready to disconnect the ground cable if you wiring is wrong or solenoid sticks for some reason. You might think about having a second person hold the start button (switch?) while you touch the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-27-2016, 11:34 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 42,071
Posted By spark68
Order placed!

Just ordered a set. Won't be ready to install for a while, but taking advantage of the introductory price.:)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-10-2016, 08:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,254
Posted By spark68
Alodine

Alodine is not too hard to do. EAA has a good video on technique.

http://www.eaavideo.org/video.aspx?v=1340416082001
Forum: RV-14 03-05-2016, 10:14 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 22,136
Posted By spark68
Good Info

Great discussion guys! I learned something and appreciate it!
Forum: Painting your RV 01-12-2016, 06:27 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 95,011
Posted By spark68
Steve, I don't think you "have" to have alodine...

Steve, I don't think you "have" to have alodine before epoxy primer, the epoxy seals everything up pretty well. Maybe for those guys close the the ocean it would help in the seams with corrosion...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-11-2016, 09:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,406
Posted By spark68
Don't be shy of a half built kit. I bought a...

Don't be shy of a half built kit.
I bought a partially assembled kit. I then ordered the Van's practice airfoil kit and built that, wasn't pleased with the results so I ordered another and did it...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 01-02-2016, 07:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,552
Posted By spark68
Beautiful shots Rocky! Thanks for sharing.

Beautiful shots Rocky! Thanks for sharing.
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 01-02-2016, 07:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,543
Posted By spark68
Wonderful

What a wonderful story. Sorry for your loss. Tonight we celebrate the good times you had with your father.

Respectfully,
Forum: Primers 12-21-2015, 06:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,691
Posted By spark68
try Auto Parts stores

Do you have any auto parts stores nearby? You may be able to find a self-etch or other suitable primer there, even if it's a spray can.

The primer you show I'm pretty sure is for steel, not what...
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-11-2015, 09:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,788
Posted By spark68
Pop rivet dimpler

On a related note, I've had trouble finding the right size "nail" to pull the pop rivet dimpler with. Any tip on which nail works best? Mine seem to pull the head through quickly without fully...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-11-2015, 09:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,573
Posted By spark68
Hot Chicken

You have to try the Hot Chicken for lunch - it's a Nashville thing. I suggest Hattie B's. Yelp will help you find it, near Vanderbilt campus. Downtown (Broadway) is still cool, even in the day. ...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 11-01-2015, 09:56 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 8,191
Posted By spark68
Sure made me smile. Very cool. Yes, outtakes...

Sure made me smile. Very cool.

Yes, outtakes please!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-31-2015, 01:00 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,832
Posted By spark68
but

What kind of primer did he use???
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-31-2015, 11:37 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 9,675
Posted By spark68
LIKE.....:)

LIKE.....:)
Forum: RV-10 10-28-2015, 07:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,043
Posted By spark68
opps rivets

How about drill to #30 and use opps rivets? Same head size, but larger shank.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-25-2015, 10:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,690
Posted By spark68
thread engagement

Thread engagement would normally be 1 1/2 x diameter, but I would not feel comfortable with less than 2 x dia for a starter. Longer stud may be the best course?

Hi Mahlon, Good to see you posting.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-16-2015, 11:29 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 20,168
Posted By spark68
Alt Engine

I think it's great. He's sure to learn a lot, and may teach the VAF community a few things as well.

Thanks,
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-14-2015, 06:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,255
Posted By spark68
Alodine

I alodined the inside of my fuselage by de-greasing with an etch cleaner and scotch brite pads, water rinse, then applied alodine solution with a spray bottle. Let it set for 10 minutes (don't let...
Forum: Primers 10-10-2015, 09:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,822
Posted By spark68
Primer on QB

I scuffed the inside of my fuselage with scotch brite and a wash cleaner, rinsed well with RO water. Primed with PPG two part epoxy. Light coat in the tail cone, heavier coat in the passenger and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-09-2015, 07:22 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 22,229
Posted By spark68
That's just great!!!

That's just great!!!
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-28-2015, 09:26 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 9,353
Posted By spark68
Poly springs

There are different density polyurethane springs available too. We use them in the metal stamping industry for springs. They are large cylinder shapes, look like they could work for your raw...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 09-27-2015, 09:34 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,315
Posted By spark68
Trip Report

Enjoyed your trip report very much.
The Chateau at KBMI is interesting, I've been there too.

Thanks for posting!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-17-2015, 08:28 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 15,453
Posted By spark68
Henderson

The Henderson EAA1300 chapter meets for breakfast each Saturday 9 AM, I believe. I've attended a couple of times as a visitor. Nice group.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-13-2015, 06:04 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 116,215
Posted By spark68
air lines

Bill,

You are certainly putting some good thought into this build, very impressive.

I've worked in many shops using black iron pipe for air lines. All of them used a filter/water separator at each...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 09-12-2015, 08:24 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,922
Posted By spark68
flight to Cuba

Galin,

Nice report, thanks. Very exciting new adventure! You covered the flying details well.

How about the other details of your stay? How was the hotel? Food? Social aspects?
Forum: Painting your RV 06-14-2015, 01:44 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 12,118
Posted By spark68
Just a few suggestions from my...

Just a few suggestions from my experience.

Recommend you do not call your finish paint "lacquer" as it is acrylic by the tech sheet. Calling it lacquer may confuse someone giving advice.

You need...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-12-2015, 10:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,909
Posted By spark68
LTL Carrier

I can't recommend a specific carrier, but if you goggle LTL carriers (less than load) you can easily find one that will quote. You may need a lift gate service (which costs extra) if you don't have...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-03-2015, 08:57 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,744
Posted By spark68
database file

I believe your old database file still exists. As I recall, I had to move that file from the old directory for KitLog 1.7 to the new directory for 2.0 and I was in business.

Matt was very helpful...
Forum: Midwest 06-03-2015, 08:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,508
Posted By spark68
Welcome to Michigan

Welcome to Michigan!

I live in south east lower (you have to specify in Michigan - also upper). About an hour south of Howell.

You might try Ann Arbor for a short term lease, or sub-lease for the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-31-2015, 08:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,744
Posted By spark68
Update to Kitlog 2.0

Matt from Kitlog sent me the following instructions when I wanted to move my files from one computer to another. Worked for me. May be helpful for your case?

XP And Windows 7/8 ONLY INSTALLATION

...
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-06-2015, 07:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,695
Posted By spark68
Transfer of builder number

Sandy,
I did just as you have done, bought a kit and parts 3rd hand. I transferred the Van's builder number to my name. Van's wanted a copy of the bill of sale from the prior registered builder and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-22-2015, 08:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,209
Posted By spark68
Try this...

Agree with above. The pneumatic squeezers work on a cam action and develop the most force at the end of the stroke.

Try setting the squeezer shut height without anything in the gap. Set the open...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-22-2015, 08:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,226
Posted By spark68
Check with Van's

Charles,

Van's sells a kit for the crotch strap mounting. I don't have the part number handy, but I'm sure if you call them they will have the information. Comes with a install sheet that gives...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-20-2015, 11:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,186
Posted By spark68
Dynafocal II to Dynafocal I

I'm told that Crankcase Services in OK can modify the engine cases from Dyna II to Dyna I for a few hundred $.

I have a similar (same?) engine and have that step ahead of me. Seems like the...
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-22-2015, 08:51 PM
Replies: 1,895
Views: 1,219,145
Posted By spark68
Great Idea! Dimensions?

Great Idea!

Dimensions?
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-09-2015, 11:57 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,227
Posted By spark68
To add to the good advice already given. You...

To add to the good advice already given.

You may just have more than one discrepancy. Best to check all the way through these primary circuits from battery to ground, battery to starter,...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-08-2015, 08:18 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,989
Posted By spark68
White plastic

I used paint stripper to soak and then scotch-brite. It wasn't great, but did help.
Forum: RV-14 03-08-2015, 08:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,782
Posted By spark68
Mine is a little below center of the firewall....

Mine is a little below center of the firewall. Roughly centered between upper and lower engine mount bolts. Tail is at the bottom of fuse. Seems to work fine.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 03-08-2015, 08:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,444
Posted By spark68
Smooth flight

I'm amazed at the low levels of vibration from the mounted camera!

Looks like a nice day for flying.

Your snow must have made it east. We still have lots left in Michigan.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 03-03-2015, 11:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,243
Posted By spark68
Try 1D2 Canton-Plymouth-Mettetal Airport. Lots...

Try 1D2 Canton-Plymouth-Mettetal Airport. Lots of GA activity. Active EAA chapter. Airport manager told me last week he had T-hangars available.

Mark
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-19-2015, 08:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,440
Posted By spark68
fitting and hose location

This might help..

http://www.flyvans.com/log/2008_05_26_firewallforward.html
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