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Forum: RV-8/8A 12-26-2021, 09:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,833
Posted By Aero_Octaveus
You dont have to trim them just yet.

Perfectly normal for the elevators to overlap the elevator if you don't trim the HS skin. I didn't do this step at the beginning, but this came in very handy for setting the elevators perfectly level...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-27-2021, 11:09 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,884
Posted By Aero_Octaveus
I too have a larger version of the ipad (512gb)....

I too have a larger version of the ipad (512gb). The 512gb is certainly overkill I have all my foreflight, a bunch of movies, work stuff, and everything for teaching ground school and I have 267gb...
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-19-2021, 11:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 833
Posted By Aero_Octaveus
Thanks for sharing Bill. I'll be referencing...

Thanks for sharing Bill. I'll be referencing these in the not too distant future. Pictures are so helpful during the build.
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-21-2021, 07:59 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,713
Posted By Aero_Octaveus
Here is how I mounted my FlyEFII boost pump with...

Here is how I mounted my FlyEFII boost pump with an Aerolab Gascolator. Needs a custom doghouse cover but that is easy enough to...
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-25-2021, 12:35 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,349
Posted By Aero_Octaveus
Now you're just taking the fun out of it Scott....

Now you're just taking the fun out of it Scott. How are we supposed to 'mad-scientist' this now?:rolleyes: I mean locked down and bored out of our tree...I had some real ideas going. I didn't even...
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-24-2021, 03:45 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,349
Posted By Aero_Octaveus
Gezz guys get real. You don't work with liquid...

Gezz guys get real. You don't work with liquid nitrogen with no protective equipment and gloves. Also you don't think dry ice will freeze your skin if your not careful? Always work with protective...
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-24-2021, 01:12 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,349
Posted By Aero_Octaveus
I've heard liquid nitrogen is even better than...

I've heard liquid nitrogen is even better than dry ice. You can buy it from a gas supplier from Linde/Praxair and Air Liquide. Some ice cream shops even use it.
Just need a dewar container to put it...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-19-2021, 08:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,407
Posted By Aero_Octaveus
I suppose one of the upsides to a long lead time...

I suppose one of the upsides to a long lead time is that I have time to save $$ before I get the email from Van's saying " Your kit is ready to ship once full payment is received". Wife gets cranky...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-19-2021, 08:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,197
Posted By Aero_Octaveus
In construction, Hockey pucks are used...

In construction, Hockey pucks are used extensively to mount transformers that vibrate. They are also used to support floors of sound booths and recording studios. I wonder if they are any good for...
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-12-2021, 12:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,169
Posted By Aero_Octaveus
I have my F-748 tunnel cover in front of the...

I have my F-748 tunnel cover in front of the baggage bulkhead as the plans show, but the fit was not great. It did not want to sit flat. I read about how others have the same fit issue and adjusted...
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-12-2021, 12:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,293
Posted By Aero_Octaveus
Trying to find installation pics of a FlyEFII...

Trying to find installation pics of a FlyEFII boost pump and an Aerolab Gascolator is the tricky one. Think I might have to modify Vans doghouse to fit that scenario.
Forum: Reviews 05-08-2021, 10:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,324
Posted By Aero_Octaveus
Freemasam Tom actually came up with that...

Freemasam

Tom actually came up with that scenario without the 180 rotation..and it looked like it was going to fit well. One of the items that I was thinking about is what vibration with all those...
Forum: Reviews 05-07-2021, 08:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,324
Posted By Aero_Octaveus
Especially if you are building an RV7 and have a...

Especially if you are building an RV7 and have a "non-standard" Andair fuel selector :confused: :p Think between Tom and I we investigated nearly every possible option. I caved and finally bought the...
Forum: Canada 03-22-2021, 10:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,193
Posted By Aero_Octaveus
A good resource is to make friends with local...

A good resource is to make friends with local builders who can lend you expensive tools that you don't want to buy
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-21-2021, 11:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,521
Posted By Aero_Octaveus
I too was sweating the edge distance a bit when I...

I too was sweating the edge distance a bit when I did mine. You are committed with the pre-punched holes. I had really good edge distance on the F-711D under so I felt better about it. Glad you...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-02-2021, 11:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,036
Posted By Aero_Octaveus
If you wanna spend some $$ i believe bonehead...

If you wanna spend some $$ i believe bonehead composites sells carbon fiber NACA scoops
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-02-2021, 10:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,245
Posted By Aero_Octaveus
Both the MK-319-BS and the CCC-32 are stainless...

Both the MK-319-BS and the CCC-32 are stainless rivets with a stainless pin and classed as a 3/32" rivet diameter...(I chuckle at this one) Yes, the MK-319-BS is just a touch larger in a pilot...
Forum: RV-6/6A 02-27-2021, 08:20 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,282
Posted By Aero_Octaveus
I installed the pitot heat controller to the wing...

I installed the pitot heat controller to the wing rib using nutplates. Makes it really easy to install/remove through the inspection plate if needed. I also installed a stiffener across the ribs to...
Forum: Canada 02-26-2021, 12:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,243
Posted By Aero_Octaveus
Pro-Form Primer from the local Napa/Auto Body...

Pro-Form Primer from the local Napa/Auto Body supply shop.

I've been using primarily pro-form 1K self etch primer in rattle cans for matting surfaces. Using Pro-form 2K epoxy primer for high abuse...
Forum: Propellers 02-20-2021, 06:10 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,632
Posted By Aero_Octaveus
Ok, Copy that. Thank you David. I definitely...

Ok, Copy that. Thank you David.
I definitely want to fly inverted at some point, so yeah that's going to be important. (I have flop tubes in both tanks and plan on an inverted oil system). I don't...
Forum: Propellers 02-19-2021, 04:58 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,632
Posted By Aero_Octaveus
So after looking into this a bit. I've absolutely...

So after looking into this a bit. I've absolutely broke my brain trying to figure it all out. Help please :confused:
I really like the 180hp c/s fuel injected engine. Love the look of the James...
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-16-2021, 12:45 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,405
Posted By Aero_Octaveus
Cracking on that hinge

I was talking to Vans support about an issue on my build and we got talking about some of the gotcha's that may creep up later in the build that I need to pay attention to. We got onto the subject...
Forum: Tools 11-21-2020, 08:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,116
Posted By Aero_Octaveus
What timely info. I just had an underset...

What timely info. I just had an underset cherrymax rivet (I didn't lube the mandrel like Van's video suggests) https://youtu.be/lb9miRllZDo

I tried your method of removal and wow....works...
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-29-2020, 06:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,334
Posted By Aero_Octaveus
Thanks Tom. I appreciate it.

Thanks Tom. I appreciate it.
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-28-2020, 07:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,334
Posted By Aero_Octaveus
Ahh, that's exactly the info I was looking for....

Ahh, that's exactly the info I was looking for. That gives me some ideas how to work it.

Thanks Tom and Dave!

Tom...Do you have a better pic of that second thumbnail? Its a tad small
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-27-2020, 11:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,334
Posted By Aero_Octaveus
AFP fuel pump with Aerolab Galscolator

Does anyone have an installation picture of the Airflow Performance fuel pump and the Aerolab gascolator?

I'm just about to pull the trigger on buying the AFP pump and already have the Gascolator....
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-08-2020, 10:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,558
Posted By Aero_Octaveus
No gonna sugar coat it. I kinda want to see that...

No gonna sugar coat it. I kinda want to see that clip
Forum: COMM 07-30-2020, 10:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,232
Posted By Aero_Octaveus
Awesome. Thanks for the heads up. I think an...

Awesome. Thanks for the heads up. I think an audio panel with dual SV-COM-X25 radios is what would work best for me. I'll start digging into that method. Thanks Brian.
Forum: COMM 07-29-2020, 07:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,232
Posted By Aero_Octaveus
Dynon Dual Comms

Does the Dynon Skyview system support dual Comms? For example could I connect two SV-COM-X25 radios and set them up as COM1 and COM2.

Or would I be better off with a separate Audio panel like a...
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-18-2020, 08:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,808
Posted By Aero_Octaveus
Thanks Larry, yup I called Van's today and it was...

Thanks Larry, yup I called Van's today and it was a 'build on'. We are so ingrained to be mindful of edge distance through the build that when we hit an area like this, the panic starts to set in. :p
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-17-2020, 08:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,808
Posted By Aero_Octaveus
Edge distance issues at firewall

Has anyone else had edge distance issues on the topmost hole of the side skin F-770 where the AD3 rivet attaches to the firewall flange. I haven't drilled mine yet, but it really looks like i'm going...
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-01-2020, 06:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,264
Posted By Aero_Octaveus
1" squares cut out of maroon scotchbrite, then...

1" squares cut out of maroon scotchbrite, then attached to the end of a dremel does an incredible job of smoothing out those nooks and crannies after you use a small file to break the edges.

Amazon...
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-31-2020, 10:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,678
Posted By Aero_Octaveus
Excellent feedback and advice

Ok, excellent advice all, thank-you. I will drill them later! :)
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-30-2020, 08:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,678
Posted By Aero_Octaveus
When to drill the fire wall for the engine mount?

Quick question for you. Has anyone drilled the firewall for the engine mount before you ordered the engine mount? How close was the engine mount to those pilot holes in the firewall?

I ask for the...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-03-2020, 06:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,396
Posted By Aero_Octaveus
Scratches in Stainless Steel Bulkhead

So thanks to Canada Customs, they opened Van's well packed crate of my replacement stainless steel firewall. When they forwarded the shipment to me, they just threw all the aluminum pieces on on the...
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-02-2019, 04:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,764
Posted By Aero_Octaveus
I too had the same issue on mine. Very nerve...

I too had the same issue on mine. Very nerve wracking to be drilling on the spar even with the drill press.
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-24-2019, 08:45 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 15,107
Posted By Aero_Octaveus
I did a fairly in-depth out of the box review on...

I did a fairly in-depth out of the box review on the 2018/2019 crow harnesses noting that they have changed the mounting pieces and the cam lock hardware from older...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-10-2019, 11:18 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,234
Posted By Aero_Octaveus
F-710/F-779/F-786C

Hi All, I am currently fitting up my aft fuse and experiencing the insanity of how tight and difficult everything is. I just about to start drilling and I have a question with how the lowest...
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-23-2019, 11:24 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,037
Posted By Aero_Octaveus
I just finished the big bend using the longeron...

I just finished the big bend using the longeron dies. I found them to be very easy to use and my plans were very close to scale making the bend reliable. They make you the Aluminum Whisperer!...
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-17-2019, 02:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,353
Posted By Aero_Octaveus
Resurrecting an old thread. Anyone run into any...

Resurrecting an old thread.

Anyone run into any issues by riveting the rear tie-down in while you are riveting the F-712 bulkheads together?

Larry, now that you have been through the fuselage....
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-11-2019, 03:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,046
Posted By Aero_Octaveus
I too sometimes have to struggle with my...

I too sometimes have to struggle with my squeezer. Sometimes its a bit temperamental. (I too am using the Isham adjustable rivet set) I have good success with setting AN426 rivets as getting a good...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-11-2019, 11:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,657
Posted By Aero_Octaveus
2D and 2 1/2D is what the Standard aircraft...

2D and 2 1/2D is what the Standard aircraft handbook says as well, however it seems to be much more conservative than Vans rivet MIL spec, and the 1977 Mil spec.

Since my issue is a single solitary...
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-11-2019, 11:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,965
Posted By Aero_Octaveus
Well that's what I was hoping to do. I haven't...

Well that's what I was hoping to do. I haven't seen a build log that someone has done this on, and since its different from Van's Instructions. I figured i'd try to gather some intel before I forge...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-10-2019, 10:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,657
Posted By Aero_Octaveus
Edge Distance for Dimpled Holes

What edge distances are you using for 3/32" dimpled holes (AN426 Rivets)?

If I reference the MIL-R-47196A spec on Vans Website it shows Flush Rivets, Dimpled Holes as the "A" & "B" dimension...
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-10-2019, 04:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,965
Posted By Aero_Octaveus
Elevator Bellcrank Alignment

Long winded issue here....
Anyone have issues with the alignment of the Elevator Bellcrank F-635 not being perpendicular to the longitudinal axis of the plane?

I'm currently working on the F-706...
Forum: Tools 01-14-2019, 08:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,072
Posted By Aero_Octaveus
Don't forget IKEA sometimes has some awesome...

Don't forget IKEA sometimes has some awesome tables for the workshop. My sanding and buffing station was a mobile butcher block table from Ikea for $60....
Forum: Painting your RV 01-14-2019, 07:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,287
Posted By Aero_Octaveus
Ive used the Spray max 2 part epoxy primer at the...

Ive used the Spray max 2 part epoxy primer at the start of my project. Insanely good stuff and tough as nails. I did a torture test on it once. Good call on the clear coat.

Awesome input guys,...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-14-2019, 07:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,053
Posted By Aero_Octaveus
Wow. Good info at the right time. I'm just about...

Wow. Good info at the right time. I'm just about to rivet my firewall. (Now I can skip a rivet or two)
Forum: Painting your RV 01-14-2019, 08:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,287
Posted By Aero_Octaveus
Painting the interior

So, I intend to paint the Interior of my RV7A rather than install side panels. Trying to save weight as much as I can. Will I be OK with using my current priming process to paint the...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-13-2019, 09:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 9,311
Posted By Aero_Octaveus
Well. It could be that you will need to write 51%...

Well. It could be that you will need to write 51% code to finish it off ;)
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-13-2019, 02:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 9,311
Posted By Aero_Octaveus
Im looking forward to trying it out!

Im looking forward to trying it out!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-12-2019, 09:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,506
Posted By Aero_Octaveus
Just need to re-work the flap motor to this...

Just need to re-work the flap motor to this configuration from...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-12-2019, 01:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,506
Posted By Aero_Octaveus
Cause I'm already building a 7! And...elbow room!...

Cause I'm already building a 7! And...elbow room! I mean come on!!:p
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-11-2019, 06:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,317
Posted By Aero_Octaveus
Wow I love it. Congratulations!

Wow I love it. Congratulations!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-11-2019, 06:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,506
Posted By Aero_Octaveus
Almost an RV-8 Mod

Put this on my wish list. An almost an RV-8 mod that lets you sit in the middle on the 6/7/9/14. Oh the elbow room! Who's with me on the petition to Antisplat. :p
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-07-2019, 07:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,327
Posted By Aero_Octaveus
In my own experience. I could always get better...

In my own experience. I could always get better and more precise alignment using a sacrificial nutplate rather than using the nutplate jig. I too have a collection of nutplates for this purpose. All...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-04-2019, 11:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,212
Posted By Aero_Octaveus
Ok perfect. I?m sitting in good shape then....

Ok perfect. I?m sitting in good shape then. Thanks folks.
Forum: RV-10 01-04-2019, 12:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,036
Posted By Aero_Octaveus
I don't think that looks bad at all. Honestly do...

I don't think that looks bad at all. Honestly do not beat yourself up. Many, many builders have done the same thing and quite frankly in my opinion every RV needs to have one of these somewhere for...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-03-2019, 11:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,212
Posted By Aero_Octaveus
What is the width of your F-705B (Rear Spar Fork)

I'm probably overthinking this, Just checking to see what width you have for your F-705B center section bar. End to end. (for the rear spar fork). Did you trim lots of material off the outside ends...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-02-2019, 09:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,889
Posted By Aero_Octaveus
Ok, I see how you did that. Million thanks. Ill...

Ok, I see how you did that. Million thanks. Ill try and get it incorporated into my slider build the same way.
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-01-2019, 04:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,889
Posted By Aero_Octaveus
Almost a RV14 Seat Mod - Installation During Build

Hi all, Just curious if anyone has experience with installation of the Almost a RV14 Seat Mod from Antisplat during construction. I am about to start my F-705 bulkhead assembly and curious if its an...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-01-2019, 04:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,732
Posted By Aero_Octaveus
Very common and normal. Once you start handling...

Very common and normal. Once you start handling enough alclad parts and you will see how easy the pure aluminum layer is to scratch. Remember though a scratch that can catch your fingernail isn't...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-01-2019, 10:50 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,238
Posted By Aero_Octaveus
Lose weight Fly more Grease my landings Drill out...

Lose weight
Fly more
Grease my landings
Drill out less rivets
Work everyday on the RV
Be more active on VAF
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-31-2018, 03:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,431
Posted By Aero_Octaveus
Powder coating looks relatively intact, however...

Powder coating looks relatively intact, however this has been fitted onto a cross section at some point. One of the bottom wing bolt holes for sure has seen a bolt. Also it appears that someone has...
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