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Forum: Tools 03-17-2021, 06:23 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,478
Posted By dspender
welding

Unrelated to our RVs, but I'm going to be doing to metal welding, tubular fuselage. Looking for suggestions regarding a welder (presuming I would use a TIG welder), make if there are better ones out...
Forum: RV-14 02-21-2021, 10:53 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,661
Posted By dspender
I took have ordered my kits. I will be visiting...

I took have ordered my kits. I will be visiting near Chandler the week of Mar 1 if any builder would not mind sharing their project build with me.
Forum: RV-14 02-20-2021, 02:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,116
Posted By dspender
Brian, I sent you a PM.

Brian, I sent you a PM.
Forum: RV-14 02-17-2021, 05:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,116
Posted By dspender
Thanks. I've sent an email request to Vans for...

Thanks. I've sent an email request to Vans for the USB drive, but they've been closed since Monday due to an ice storm in the area. I presume they'll respond to my request when they open. In the...
Forum: RV-14 02-17-2021, 12:25 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,192
Posted By dspender
CJK, where'd you get the Vans Airforce Airplane...

CJK, where'd you get the Vans Airforce Airplane poster?
Forum: GPS 02-17-2021, 06:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,008
Posted By dspender
Thanks to all. I was not dissatisfied with my...

Thanks to all. I was not dissatisfied with my Garmin panel in my 10. Just wanting to explore other vendors and make sure of my decision before I outfit my 14a build.
Forum: RV-14 02-17-2021, 06:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,419
Posted By dspender
I've been told it's worth considering the B & C...

I've been told it's worth considering the B & C alternator as well as a backup alternator. If you've installed a backup alternator, which have you chosen?
Forum: GPS 02-16-2021, 04:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,008
Posted By dspender
Dynon

Does the Dynon collection of Avionics products include a navigation product such as Garmin does with their GTN 650 or 750?
Forum: RV-14 02-15-2021, 06:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 872
Posted By dspender
Thanks for the link.

Thanks for the link.
Forum: RV-14 02-15-2021, 08:47 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 872
Posted By dspender
Tools for 14 build

I see in a list from HAL Pilot, some required tools for the 14 build. I have most tools from my 10 build, but not sure where to find those below. I've tried to search in Wicks and AS, but can't find...
Forum: RV-14 02-15-2021, 08:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,116
Posted By dspender
Thank you, Turner.

Thank you, Turner.
Forum: RV-14 02-15-2021, 06:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,116
Posted By dspender
Empennage build

A few questions:

1) Is the aft fuselage build part of the empennage kit?
2) What is commonly mounted within the empennage structures (GPS antenna, elevator trim, ELT, etc.)?
3) Does a wiring harness...
Forum: RV-14 02-14-2021, 08:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 894
Posted By dspender
Thank you.

Thank you.
Forum: RV-14 02-14-2021, 05:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 894
Posted By dspender
I've ordered an RV14a kit. What are the 14 wiki...

I've ordered an RV14a kit. What are the 14 wiki files and where could I get a USB drive of the 14 plans
Forum: RV-10 02-12-2021, 03:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,071
Posted By dspender
Tom, thanks for reaching out to me email. I'm so...

Tom, thanks for reaching out to me email. I'm so glad you're still providing superb products. I loved those I purchased from you before. So glad all have helped recover your contact information for...
Forum: RV-10 02-10-2021, 11:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,071
Posted By dspender
SS Braided Brake Lines

When I built my 10, I used SS lines created from a vendor whose first name I believe was Tom. An excellent product. I've lost his last name and contact information. Does anyone have a recollection of...
Forum: RV-10 12-02-2019, 03:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,185
Posted By dspender
Did that. When I built mine I ran 0 gauge from...

Did that. When I built mine I ran 0 gauge from the negative terminal to a post in the fire wall that passed through and into the engine compartment. Braided wire from there to the engine mount. Zero...
Forum: RV-10 12-01-2019, 07:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,185
Posted By dspender
excellent suggestion

excellent suggestion
Forum: RV-10 12-01-2019, 06:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,185
Posted By dspender
bolts for engine ground

Looking for a source of 1/4" threaded bolt to pass through the firewall. One side will connect to the battery ground and the other side will connect to a strap attached to the engine mount. What...
Forum: RV-10 03-13-2018, 03:24 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,886
Posted By dspender
Follow Vic's post suggestions. I did that and it...

Follow Vic's post suggestions. I did that and it works great. I wouldn't split the cowl in half. I have to believe a split cowl hinged together for installation must be weaker than a not split...
Forum: RV-10 02-21-2018, 09:47 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,630
Posted By dspender
Rely on support from Van's. I almost always found...

Rely on support from Van's. I almost always found them useful. Follow the manual and their suggestions.
Try not to get hung up on how expensive things are when building an airplane. Once I came to...
Forum: RV-10 02-18-2018, 11:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,770
Posted By dspender
Does the outer edge come in contact with the...

Does the outer edge come in contact with the cabin top?
The outer edge of my doors are shy of the adjacent cabin top by two credit card thicknesses before painting. That still left room for the door...
Forum: RV-10 02-15-2018, 10:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,770
Posted By dspender
Rounding sharp edges is a good idea. I placed my...

Rounding sharp edges is a good idea. I placed my McMaster seals on the door itself as the directions indicate. I made sure the inner lip on the cabin frame was 1/8 inch wide and with the door...
Forum: RV-10 08-21-2017, 09:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,581
Posted By dspender
During my build I had to work through perfection...

During my build I had to work through perfection paralysis. The little rivet smiles and dimples are easy to hide during painting. Don't perseverate over those inconsequentials if you can help it. ...
Forum: RV-10 08-21-2017, 09:24 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,143
Posted By dspender
White is easy to repair, less expensive, doesn't...

White is easy to repair, less expensive, doesn't attract heat. Scheme designers helped me with my paint scheme. I think around $2500 or so. I believe it was worth it and will use them again. We...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-16-2017, 07:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,135
Posted By dspender
I have read many of those threads. I have...

I have read many of those threads. I have purchased the AN3-56 bolts and springs but intend to first make sure the parking brake is fully releasing. Talked with Matco today and they said , as has...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-16-2017, 03:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,135
Posted By dspender
Parking brake hangup

I have 100 hrs on my 10 in the first 12 months. My brake discs have been under such heat from hung up brakes they have turned a blue pink color and have substantial wear grooves. I need to replace...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-12-2017, 09:22 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,095
Posted By dspender
Sounds like mineral spirits and brake cleaner is...

Sounds like mineral spirits and brake cleaner is the ticket. I have so much brake dust from dragging brakes I don't want to just push more grease in. Now working on what is dragging the brakes.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-10-2017, 07:55 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,095
Posted By dspender
Cleaning wheel bearings

What type of solvent or name of a product should I use to clean the wheel bearings and wheel axle? Is gasoline ok? I think there must be something more effective or safe. I have taken the main...
Forum: RV-10 08-02-2017, 01:39 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 816
Posted By dspender
We talked last evening Ethan. See you around the...

We talked last evening Ethan. See you around the morning of the fifth
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-28-2017, 12:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,912
Posted By dspender
I had a kitlog fumble 2/3s of the way through the...

I had a kitlog fumble 2/3s of the way through the build and once I got it going again I took the advice of some on this site; I backed up every entry to hard copy just in case kitlog fumbled again. ...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-15-2017, 11:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,376
Posted By dspender
I figured it out. Not a problem. Thanks for the...

I figured it out. Not a problem. Thanks for the guidance
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-14-2017, 12:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,121
Posted By dspender
It is 21.93

It is 21.93
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-14-2017, 12:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,121
Posted By dspender
FAA's definition of Major Modification?

Does anyone know the email address at FAA I can ask what constitutes a major modification (I think it is FAR 21.23) on my 10? Ie painting.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-14-2017, 12:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,376
Posted By dspender
Sirius XM

What are the steps I go though and contacts necessary to obtain Sirius XM into my G3X touch screen?
Forum: RV-10 06-03-2017, 02:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,314
Posted By dspender
I left mine open but I do neutralize the elevator...

I left mine open but I do neutralize the elevator in the hanger and outside if tied down to keep birds from nesting in there.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-25-2017, 04:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,995
Posted By dspender
One other confession. My comm antennas are 29...

One other confession. My comm antennas are 29 inches apart. Garmin told me they should be further apart. They also suggested I may want to run the coaxials on separate sides of the airframe rather...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-25-2017, 03:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,995
Posted By dspender
I believe we are on the right track here. Again,...

I believe we are on the right track here. Again, the screech occurs in the co pilot's headset when I transmit on 1 (the GTN) and am monitoring 1 & 2. If only monitoring 1 while I transmit on one,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-24-2017, 01:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,995
Posted By dspender
Noise during transmit

I have dual G3X touch, GTN750, remote audio. Comm 1 is GTN, comm 2 is GTR20. When I push to talk comm 1 while monitoring 1& 2, there is a loud screech in copilots headset. If I am only monitoring...
Forum: RV-10 05-04-2017, 07:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,403
Posted By dspender
I ran mine from the panel to a CPC at the wing...

I ran mine from the panel to a CPC at the wing root and then from the CPC to the most inboard wing inspection panel. I reasoned if ever I needed to remove the wing, it would be easier with a CPC...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-06-2017, 06:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,918
Posted By dspender
Sure its a hardware issue and not remedial with a...

Sure its a hardware issue and not remedial with a software update?
Forum: RV-10 04-05-2017, 10:37 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,872
Posted By dspender
Adele clamps. Personally I have tried to avoid...

Adele clamps. Personally I have tried to avoid zip ties on metal against metal because I believe they are less durable and especially in dirty compartments like the engine, subject to dirt abrasion...
Forum: RV-10 03-30-2017, 06:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,534
Posted By dspender
I spoke with Mike Busch yesterday and my take...

I spoke with Mike Busch yesterday and my take away is as you said; fly with wide open throttle, prop 22-24 and lean of peak. Assure CHTs remain below 400 for my Lycoming. My GPH at those settings...
Forum: RV-10 03-28-2017, 06:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,534
Posted By dspender
I should add, CHTs are about 340 with those...

I should add, CHTs are about 340 with those settings.
Forum: RV-10 03-28-2017, 06:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,534
Posted By dspender
Leaning

I am in Michigan with OAT10-45 F. MP 22.5 and Prop 23. 3-5000 ft. I lean till just lean of peak at gph is about 11.0. Is this what others are seeing?
Forum: RV-10 03-24-2017, 10:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,286
Posted By dspender
For myself, I found throughout nearly every phase...

For myself, I found throughout nearly every phase of the build, if something didn't fit, I did something wrong. I believe I found one manufacturer issue, and I suspect others have also, but in...
Forum: RV-10 03-24-2017, 10:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,601
Posted By dspender
I live in Michigan so my cooling fix may not...

I live in Michigan so my cooling fix may not apply to your geography. I installed the Aerosport overhead console and air controller with nacelle vents added aft of the rear passenger area. This...
Forum: RV-10 03-14-2017, 01:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,552
Posted By dspender
I don't know if this will help you but I will...

I don't know if this will help you but I will share my experience. I have G3x Touch and VPX. Initially I used the position sense and it worked well on the ground. However in flight with full flaps...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-14-2017, 01:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,073
Posted By dspender
Great advice from all. I will pass this on.

Great advice from all. I will pass this on.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-14-2017, 04:25 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,073
Posted By dspender
That was my question on the regs; does painting...

That was my question on the regs; does painting 'appreciably' affect the weight and balance? If it does then it is a 'major change'. If not, it is a 'minor change'. Major changes according to our...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-13-2017, 07:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,073
Posted By dspender
Major or minor change Part 21.93

A friend asked me a question I could not answer. After their phase I flight testing, they painted their experimental aircraft. This would affect the weight and possibly balance. Part 21.93...
Forum: RV-10 03-09-2017, 05:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,872
Posted By dspender
No loop either. I ended up shortening mine so...

No loop either. I ended up shortening mine so they wouldn't chafe against the fairings. Tom is just the greatest to work with.
Forum: RV-10 02-16-2017, 09:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,453
Posted By dspender
Gosh, that makes sense to me. I am picking it up...

Gosh, that makes sense to me. I am picking it up from the paint shop tomorrow and I will look at that. Sounds like a simple fix.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-15-2017, 07:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,357
Posted By dspender
Weight and balance envelope

I have weighed my 10 and calculated the empty CG. I want to use my foreflight app on my ipad for W & B calculations. I am having difficulty interpreting the directions. I believe I need to...
Forum: RV-10 02-15-2017, 06:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,453
Posted By dspender
Back seat air vents

One of the back seat air vents on the side of the fuselage opens every time I fly. I have resorted to taping it shut from the outside. If this has happened with others, what was your fix?
Forum: RV-10 02-07-2017, 01:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,525
Posted By dspender
As I shared with you Jack, I believe the most...

As I shared with you Jack, I believe the most important outcome should be a beautiful paint finish. You have a lot of money already in the bird and a large number of your friends and acquaintances...
Forum: RV-10 02-07-2017, 01:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,282
Posted By dspender
Another thing about Mike and Vernona; Beautiful...

Another thing about Mike and Vernona; Beautiful country, unique grass strip and an appreciation for the versatility of VFR flying.
Forum: RV-10 02-07-2017, 01:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,282
Posted By dspender
I did mine with Mike Saeger in Vernona, OR. ...

I did mine with Mike Saeger in Vernona, OR. Excellent fun time. He is a great instructor.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-03-2017, 04:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,044
Posted By dspender
I appreciate the suggestions. First time I've...

I appreciate the suggestions. First time I've considered this adventure so trip planning is a steep curve for me
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-03-2017, 12:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,044
Posted By dspender
Aurora OR to San Diego

Could you offer some routes and scenery to fly from Aurora to San Diego?
Forum: RV-10 01-25-2017, 08:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,987
Posted By dspender
I second this. I have used Tom's lines for brake...

I second this. I have used Tom's lines for brake lines a between the fuel filter and Andair fuel valve because it allows easy servicing of the fuel filter. Personally I initially dreaded bending...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-25-2017, 08:47 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,915
Posted By dspender
Aerotronics built my panel and cut the holes. I...

Aerotronics built my panel and cut the holes. I suspect they could just cut your holes for a negotiated fee. Overall their service was excellent.
Forum: RV-10 01-25-2017, 08:43 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,641
Posted By dspender
The trailing edge will be riveted together...

The trailing edge will be riveted together differently than other riveting. Plans will outline the process. During this time I believe any issues of wavy trailing edge can be handle with the flush...
Forum: RV-10 01-25-2017, 08:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,987
Posted By dspender
I would recommend rebending new line. No need to...

I would recommend rebending new line. No need to rush the process of disturb design recommendations. Another fixture in line is another site for fuel issues. Since a significant percentage of...
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