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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-10-2021, 07:55 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,336
Posted By tfoster100
Looks Great

Very nice - I like the use of the wood for the template. Will be watching to see the final product.
Forum: RV-14 03-22-2021, 08:13 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 147,602
Posted By tfoster100
Cowling

Trimmed the cowling to initial scribe lines. Amazing kit so far with scribe lines like that. Impressive. Now the harder fine sanding and fitting to fuselage I believe....
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-07-2021, 01:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 784
Posted By tfoster100
I have been thinking about what to do with mine...

I have been thinking about what to do with mine on the 14a. Seems like it would be handy like Mel and others have said for periodic maintenance. Although on 14 itís a bit easier to access avionics...
Forum: My RV Build Project 02-15-2021, 03:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,517
Posted By tfoster100
Cold in Texas

Cold weather here in Texas has me itching to get some sort of progress on the plane. Feels like -7 degrees in the workshop and not set up for heating since we usually donít need it.

Pulled out...
Forum: Propellers 02-10-2021, 10:18 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,958
Posted By tfoster100
Iíve never heard of a Holy Cowl but I think I...

Iíve never heard of a Holy Cowl but I think I need to get one now. What is it? 😀
Forum: RV-14 02-06-2021, 05:48 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 147,602
Posted By tfoster100
Engine Baffles

Attached the baffles, red cube and upgraded hoses from Aircraft Specialty.

The baffles fit really nicely- as advertised hardly any cutting required just a few small spots to file off for a good...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-14-2021, 07:58 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,035
Posted By tfoster100
SD-8

Reviving this thread with a question as Iím about to add a backup alternator for my 14.
Would a SD-8 be worthwhile as backup if the goal is just to get you back you your home field. Looks like...
Forum: RV-14 01-13-2021, 05:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,893
Posted By tfoster100
Nosewheel SB

Iím still building and hadnít mounted it yet so the modification was fairly easy. Just used a cutting wheel and grinder and made several straight cuts then cleaned up edges with Dremel. Primed it...
Forum: My RV Build Project 01-13-2021, 05:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,517
Posted By tfoster100
On wheels and Engine hung

Itís been awhile since I posted an update. Hit big milestone this week by getting it on wheels and hanging the motor. What a difference that makes - feels like another leap forward. Although now...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-07-2021, 05:32 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,165
Posted By tfoster100
Looks good. Iím planning mine right now as well. ...

Looks good. Iím planning mine right now as well. And agree on the second panel on co pilot side. Iím thinking of leaving it blank for now for possible add of second. But in meantime use an iPad...
Forum: RV-14 01-04-2021, 07:16 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 752
Posted By tfoster100
RV-14 Engine Mount Available

I received a 14 engine mount instead of the 14a.

Before I ship this back to Vans does anybody near DFW need one?

This one has the attachments for the mains - which was the first warning I got...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 12-31-2020, 01:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,532
Posted By tfoster100
Looks like a good trip. Nice blog site too. ...

Looks like a good trip. Nice blog site too. Especially liked the story about alternator going out and replacing it. Nice to be able to use the auto parts alternator and get back in the air.
Forum: RV-14 12-21-2020, 12:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 815
Posted By tfoster100
Anyone need 14 engine mount (tail dragger)

Thank you to Jim Danby for letting me use his 14a engine mount. Much appreciated.

While at it - before I ship the tail dragger 14 engine mount back to Vans. Does anyone need one in DFW area? ...
Forum: RV-14 12-16-2020, 04:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 815
Posted By tfoster100
RV-14A Engine Mount

Does anyone happen to have a 14A engine mount sitting around? I have a 14 taildragger engine mount that was delivered in error.

Vans has my replacement on back order.

Iíve got my engine ready...
Forum: RV-14 12-16-2020, 10:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,242
Posted By tfoster100
I just did mine and had the same difficulty. Saw...

I just did mine and had the same difficulty. Saw some posts here where they ground down the edges a bit to allow fit. I gradually took just a bit off with a grinder being careful not to take too...
Forum: Reviews 09-26-2020, 12:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,212
Posted By tfoster100
+1 for great service and products. And yes they...

+1 for great service and products. And yes they have online store. Ordered and received in 24 hours when the order was over $100. Also some great deals n used bits and pieces. My favorite next to...
Forum: RV-14 08-28-2020, 04:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,437
Posted By tfoster100
I found several good posts on various sizes. ...

I found several good posts on various sizes. Google it and put Vansairforce in your search.
Forum: My RV Build Project 08-15-2020, 03:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,517
Posted By tfoster100
Dreaded Canopy Section 38

One month into canopy section. Iím reading and re-reading manual carefully as Iíve heard this is one of most difficult or prone to error areas. The canopy assembly is taking shape. Ironically...
Forum: RV-14 07-14-2020, 09:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,503
Posted By tfoster100
Welcome to the club. Ditto on skipping around. ...

Welcome to the club. Ditto on skipping around. Make a system for knowing what you skipped and to help ensure you go back on some of the small steps. Enjoy the build. Iím on a short vacation and...
Forum: Virtual Hangar 07-13-2020, 06:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 6,305
Posted By tfoster100
Very nice - looks great.

Very nice - looks great.
Forum: My RV Build Project 07-02-2020, 07:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,517
Posted By tfoster100
Finishing Kit

Received the kit in good shape. Thank you to Stewart Transport. I highly recommend them for your RV shipping. Takes most of the worry out of the equation. Experience and right equipment with built...
Forum: RV-14 06-20-2020, 09:01 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,145
Posted By tfoster100
Mounting mine to Vans supplied plate. Curious if...

Mounting mine to Vans supplied plate. Curious if any downside to having single taxi lite on the side instead of on top of the combo grouping. It fits the plate a bit Better....
Forum: Reviews 06-19-2020, 09:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,444
Posted By tfoster100
I?ve heard great things as well. Seems like very...

I?ve heard great things as well. Seems like very valuable training and I plan to get that as well.
Forum: RV-14 06-05-2020, 07:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,533
Posted By tfoster100
Congratulations and welcome to the club.

Congratulations and welcome to the club.
Forum: RV-14 06-05-2020, 02:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,559
Posted By tfoster100
Congratulations. There are a lot of us building...

Congratulations. There are a lot of us building 14?s. Welcome to the club.
Forum: Tools 06-02-2020, 11:48 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,310
Posted By tfoster100
Numatix- lighter, smaller, cooler

Numatix- lighter, smaller, cooler
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-31-2020, 03:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,936
Posted By tfoster100
Engine Order Discount

Hi Greg - w Oshkosh cancelled any word on if there will be any additional discount on Lycoming + Prop purchase this year beyond the $1,000 combo price.

Thanks
Forum: RV-14 05-18-2020, 11:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,642
Posted By tfoster100
Crack n baggage floor

I also had crack in same place it looks. Just confirming the consensus is build on and later steps will help reinforce that area? Curious if any current flying have this same crack? If I need to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-15-2020, 01:14 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,103
Posted By tfoster100
That looks great. Thanks for the tip.

That looks great. Thanks for the tip.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-29-2020, 10:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 927
Posted By tfoster100
+ 1 vote for heads up display. Hope that comes...

+ 1 vote for heads up display. Hope that comes along in a lower cost experimental product soon.
Forum: Tools 04-05-2020, 01:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,462
Posted By tfoster100
Stockmanreef. I had not heard of that method for...

Stockmanreef. I had not heard of that method for nutplates. That sounds like a game changer. What a time saving. Thanks
Forum: Tools 04-04-2020, 08:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,707
Posted By tfoster100
I have one that I use a lot, especially removing...

I have one that I use a lot, especially removing clecos. I never turn down an opportunity for a tool that can make my life even a little bit easier. I think that?s my new motto.
Forum: RV-14 04-01-2020, 07:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,735
Posted By tfoster100
Congratulations- looks like great paint job too.

Congratulations- looks like great paint job too.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-29-2020, 06:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,789
Posted By tfoster100
Perfect timing. I?m planning for my delivery by...

Perfect timing. I?m planning for my delivery by Stewart and was wondering how their crane worked. Looks like that helps a lot.
Forum: My RV Build Project 03-28-2020, 04:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,517
Posted By tfoster100
RV Build - Take Two

After selling my last project I had immediate sellers remorse. Basically before it was out of the driveway.
So about a year later I begin again. This time with quite a bit of head start thanks...
Forum: Texas (North) 08-09-2019, 05:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,496
Posted By tfoster100
Welcome

Welcome Tim. I?m a new builder and happy to meet up. I could use help bucking rivets. Sent you a PM
Forum: My RV Build Project 07-29-2019, 09:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 14,111
Posted By tfoster100
Thumbs up Oshkosh Motivated

Finally made it to Oshkosh and my wife and I thoroughly enjoyed it. The highlights were meeting Van himself, hearing astronauts tell stories, the night time airshow and just the overall gigantic feel...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-09-2019, 11:54 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 11,767
Posted By tfoster100
Great looking panel. It?s just amazing how...

Great looking panel. It?s just amazing how quickly EFIS are evolving and the functionality that is available. Love the weight savings too. Im a few years away from completion and imagining how...
Forum: Safety 06-17-2019, 08:43 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,349
Posted By tfoster100
Halo headset

I wonder if the low profile of Halo headset types make easier to modify helmets too. Seems like that would allow less modifications.
Forum: Texas (North) 05-27-2019, 07:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 529
Posted By tfoster100
Welcome David. I studied the 10 for several years...

Welcome David. I studied the 10 for several years and finally just pulled the trigger. I?m working on empennage and tailcone now and have QB wings on order. I think there are several others building...
Forum: My RV Build Project 05-21-2019, 07:03 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 14,111
Posted By tfoster100
Smile Priming Done

Now I know why there are primer wars/debates. So glad to have that part done so I can get on with riveting and the build. I studied and planned and prepared and mostly delayed just getting this...
Forum: Texas (North) 05-16-2019, 04:36 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 427
Posted By tfoster100
Wing Cradle - DFW

I just got the much anticipated email from vans that my QB wings are in. It?s for RV-10.

I plan to build the wing cradle based on plans I see on this site. But before I do - in the spirit of...
Forum: Primers 04-18-2019, 05:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,843
Posted By tfoster100
Screen for primer

I see a lot of posts and pictures that show a screen to hold the parts. How useful is that vs just laying on cardboard or newspapers. For just priming the tailcone parts is it worth it? I plan...
Forum: My RV Build Project 04-14-2019, 02:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 14,111
Posted By tfoster100
First Mistake

I was admiring my new found countersinking skills when I realized I had just drilled 24 of them on the wrong side of the battery bell-crank mount. Ugh. At least it’s a smaller part and it looks...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 02-25-2019, 05:12 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,940
Posted By tfoster100
Thanks for sharing. +1 for the bucket list.

Thanks for sharing. +1 for the bucket list.
Forum: RV-14 02-25-2019, 05:02 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 170,617
Posted By tfoster100
This is my new favorite panel and interior. ...

This is my new favorite panel and interior. Couple years away but I love the look all the way around.
Forum: Texas (North) 02-19-2019, 10:23 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 726
Posted By tfoster100
Sun-n-fun 2019

On this cold, dreary and rainy day in DFW I thought it would be good to think about warmer times and the upcoming Sun-n-fun in April. Is it too early to start thinking and planning a trip? I hope...
Forum: My RV Build Project 02-13-2019, 03:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 14,111
Posted By tfoster100
Progress

Now this is how you make quick progress. Courtesy of Brandon’s work.


https://www.dropbox.com/sh/vgnl5ite7erdi3v/AAB_yz6YTl-icWIQ37j0_U68a?dl=0
Forum: My RV Build Project 02-12-2019, 05:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 14,111
Posted By tfoster100
Christmas in February

Ordered my tools from Isham and starting to get serious here. I got the RV-10 kit tool package and looks like a bit of everything.

Also working with Brandon on the tail kit a couple hours at a...
Forum: My RV Build Project 01-27-2019, 04:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 14,111
Posted By tfoster100
Prebuilt Empennage

Well thanks to Brandon in nearby Denton I?ve got a headstart on my build already. Just bought his mostly done empennage kit. We are working on the tailcone and I?m learning a lot. Got a lesson on...
Forum: My RV Build Project 01-13-2019, 11:44 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 14,111
Posted By tfoster100
Tail kit

I?m thinking about buying a completed tail kit/ empennage. What type of things would you check from a quality and workmanship standpoint.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-05-2019, 04:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,640
Posted By tfoster100
Congratulations from another long term lurker. I...

Congratulations from another long term lurker. I just ordered a qb wing kit. We finally are getting started. Good luck to you.
Forum: My RV Build Project 01-02-2019, 09:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 14,111
Posted By tfoster100
Garage before

Ok I?m new to attaching pictures so trying this with Dropbox.

This is the before picture of garage. After pictures TBD. ...
Forum: My RV Build Project 01-02-2019, 09:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 14,111
Posted By tfoster100
Thanks all. Renegade9 for me it came down to the...

Thanks all. Renegade9 for me it came down to the extra useful load for trips with my wife. I figured the extra seats would eliminate a lot of ?packing anxiety? from my wife. Normally just the two...
Forum: My RV Build Project 01-02-2019, 05:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 14,111
Posted By tfoster100
RV-10 #41948 - DFW

And so it begins........

After at least three years lurking on this site and flip flopping between a 10, 9a or 14a, and even looking at some high wing models I made the leap today.

Officially...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-23-2018, 09:24 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,312
Posted By tfoster100
That is a work of Art! Wow.

That is a work of Art! Wow.
Forum: RV-10 11-18-2018, 02:28 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 34,880
Posted By tfoster100
Latest update

Haven?t heard much on this recently. Curious about results or status of anyone pursuing this. Thanks
Forum: RV-9/9A 09-09-2018, 07:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 11,205
Posted By tfoster100
Kitplanes article

Read the article in Kitplanes. Looks and sounds very good. Nice to have this as an option as more spouses that aren?t pilots can attest to. My wife is a bit nervous if anything ever happened to me...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 07-18-2018, 07:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,027
Posted By tfoster100
Looks great. Thanks for sharing the video. We...

Looks great.


Thanks for sharing the video. We are planning a trip there as well.

Are those foldable bikes and they both fit in you 9a? And can you bake from airport to bnb?s

Thanks
Forum: RV-9/9A 12-04-2017, 08:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,463
Posted By tfoster100
As a long time lurker here those numbers are...

As a long time lurker here those numbers are really making me jealous. Can’t wait to someday get a 9A. I fly a 182 now, lots of room but a bit harder on the pocketbook.
Forum: RV-14 09-26-2017, 07:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,532
Posted By tfoster100
Great pictures and video. I love the sound of...

Great pictures and video. I love the sound of that engine too.
Forum: RV-10 08-28-2017, 10:18 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 34,880
Posted By tfoster100
This might make a few more spouses happy too....

This might make a few more spouses happy too. I've heard a lot of non flying spouses worry about what if the pilot becomes incapacitated in flight. Nice to have another option for them. Looking...
Forum: Safety 02-04-2017, 03:26 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 9,164
Posted By tfoster100
If you have his tail number would it make sense...

If you have his tail number would it make sense to report him somehow for everyone's benefit. Seems like we need to try to take stronger action as a group. Otherwise the next incident might not...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-12-2016, 04:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,923
Posted By tfoster100
Great Avionics Seminar

Great seminar. Now I know what to put on my Christmas wish list. Good to meet you guys too. And thanks for the hamburgers.
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