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Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-19-2021, 07:14 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,960
Posted By RandyAB
Some left over parabeam works well too. I covered...

Some left over parabeam works well too. I covered mine with a layer of carbon fibre cloth after shaping it. It looks and works great.
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 02-21-2021, 08:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,186
Posted By RandyAB
Thatís been my experience too.

Thatís been my experience too.
Forum: Canada 02-17-2021, 07:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 696
Posted By RandyAB
Akzo Noble from ACS mostly. I’ve sprayed some...

Akzo Noble from ACS mostly. I’ve sprayed some small parts with self etch. No comparison for durability. The epoxy primer is magnitudes better in that regard.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-05-2021, 09:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 966
Posted By RandyAB
Are you taking the GAD27 or the GEA 24?

Are you taking the GAD27 or the GEA 24?
Forum: Canada 02-03-2021, 08:27 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 10,730
Posted By RandyAB
I use Near North Customs brokers and they charge...

I use Near North Customs brokers and they charge $150 for the large items like the panel. I’m happy to pay that price to avoid having to spend an entire morning having to travel to the airport on the...
Forum: Canada 01-27-2021, 10:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 625
Posted By RandyAB
In September I shipped my alternator down for an...

In September I shipped my alternator down for an adjustment via Canada Post. It got there in 5 days. They shipped it back Fed Ex and it got stuck at one of their facilities. I didnít get my...
Forum: RV-10 01-18-2021, 07:21 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,471
Posted By RandyAB
Bill I called EarthX and behind the baggage...

Bill I called EarthX and behind the baggage bulkhead is apparently not considered necessary to vent.
Forum: RV-14 01-02-2021, 06:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,023
Posted By RandyAB
Perhaps a pulled rivet MSP 42 or 43?

Perhaps a pulled rivet MSP 42 or 43?
Forum: RV-10 12-15-2020, 08:21 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 676
Posted By RandyAB
No. The edge of the windshield abutting the...

No. The edge of the windshield abutting the forward top skin is usually done as per plans. Some have had a fairing made too but Silpruf is not used in either solution.
Forum: RV-10 11-24-2020, 07:48 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,415
Posted By RandyAB
I donít think thatís how that quote goes Bob. :D:D

I donít think thatís how that quote goes Bob. :D:D
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-16-2020, 08:16 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,578
Posted By RandyAB
My hangar mate had his PP take a dump after 140...

My hangar mate had his PP take a dump after 140 hours. He had it repaired at one of the local shops although he also bought a replacement from Vanís which is what he ended up installing, keeping the...
Forum: RV-10 11-15-2020, 07:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,274
Posted By RandyAB
My first build, QB wings and fuse.......Iím 3 1/2...

My first build, QB wings and fuse.......Iím 3 1/2 years in and expect to fly in 1 year. I do know a builder who did his second 10 in 2 years with QB wings. Heís now on his third. I hope he isnít...
Forum: RV-10 11-09-2020, 10:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,361
Posted By RandyAB
I donít think that even counts as a boo...

I donít think that even counts as a boo boo........lots worse to come me thinks.
Forum: Propellers 09-05-2020, 01:35 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,696
Posted By RandyAB
Thanks Paul. You are completely right. Surgery is...

Thanks Paul. You are completely right. Surgery is learned one simple step at a time.

I have no intention of assembling my prop as a home builder. Iím just wondering how much faith I should have in...
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-05-2020, 01:31 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 7,331
Posted By RandyAB
Yup...the system design is important. I never...

Yup...the system design is important. I never meant to say it wasnít. Nuckolls seemed to think it was a viable option in his Z14.
Forum: Propellers 09-05-2020, 10:48 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,696
Posted By RandyAB
Maybe a bit off topic but just how complicated...

Maybe a bit off topic but just how complicated are these props to assemble? Is there a lot of places to mess stuff up. I just received my MT unassembled and there is really only one option nearby me...
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-05-2020, 10:37 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 7,331
Posted By RandyAB
Arguing dual batteries vs dual alternators seems...

Arguing dual batteries vs dual alternators seems to me to be a pedantic exercise when you can have both options with minimal weight increase. An alternator weighs 6 lbs as does an EarthX battery. ...
Forum: RV-10 09-04-2020, 09:21 PM
Replies: 814
Views: 667,069
Posted By RandyAB
Congrats Randy!

Congrats Randy!
Forum: Canada 09-03-2020, 07:49 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 10,730
Posted By RandyAB
Darcy Iíve used Near North Customs brokers for...

Darcy Iíve used Near North Customs brokers for all of my shipment and they have been awesome. Since you work at the airport you could also self clear by going to the customs office but I found it...
Forum: RV-10 09-03-2020, 07:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,158
Posted By RandyAB
Better than I could do.....pressure testing was...

Better than I could do.....pressure testing was fine.
Forum: RV-10 09-03-2020, 07:12 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,951
Posted By RandyAB
I asked the same question on this fulcrum when I...

I asked the same question on this fulcrum when I was at this stage since to me too it was counter intuitive.....I ended up doing it as per plans. I didnít want to find out later ďoh thatís why they...
Forum: Painting your RV 08-30-2020, 05:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,345
Posted By RandyAB
Did they do it in a timely fashion and at a good...

Did they do it in a timely fashion and at a good price?
Forum: RV-4 08-30-2020, 01:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,724
Posted By RandyAB
I have two never used Andair gascolators with...

I have two never used Andair gascolators with mounting hardware that Iím going to have to find a home for since I donít plan on installing them on my 10.
Forum: Canada 08-30-2020, 09:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,028
Posted By RandyAB
Good to know. Still no reason to be snippy to a...

Good to know. Still no reason to be snippy to a customer IMHO though.
Forum: RV-4 08-29-2020, 08:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,724
Posted By RandyAB
Not so. CARS 549 does not require a gascolator...

Not so. CARS 549 does not require a gascolator but the exemption to 549 up until now did. For some inexplicable reason the MDRA has applied the Exemption over the last number of years instead of 549....
Forum: Painting your RV 08-29-2020, 08:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,345
Posted By RandyAB
Nice plane. Iím kind of surprised to see RCAF...

Nice plane. Iím kind of surprised to see RCAF insignia on an N registered aircraft though. You must be ex-pat.
Forum: Canada 08-29-2020, 07:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,028
Posted By RandyAB
Thanks for the tip Al. I will try Old Republic....

Thanks for the tip Al. I will try Old Republic.

Iím currently with Marsh but got extremely turned off when the service rep wrote me a really snarky reply to me simply querying whether there was a...
Forum: Canada 08-29-2020, 07:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,103
Posted By RandyAB
Try here Ron www.canada.ca/payments-air I just...

Try here Ron www.canada.ca/payments-air

I just payed for my IFR rating there and they have lots of different options with respect to what you are paying for.
Forum: Canada 08-28-2020, 08:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,028
Posted By RandyAB
Underwriters for build in Canada

Iím looking for underwriter options in Canada. Iím currently with Marsh and paying $1400 yearly for $200k on a non-flying airplane. The policy is up for renewal and Iím looking for other quotes.
Forum: Canada 08-02-2020, 09:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,151
Posted By RandyAB
https://ca.binnacle.com/m212/Sika-Marine-Adhesives...

https://ca.binnacle.com/m212/Sika-Marine-Adhesives/p9294/Sika-205-Cleaner-250ml/product_info.html

Marine supply stores. The Harbour Chandler in Nanaimo also sells Sika.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-09-2020, 09:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,745
Posted By RandyAB
I have a feeling that the $1200 is more than what...

I have a feeling that the $1200 is more than what the shipping company charges and is there to cover the ?included? assembly of the prop as well as crating and other charges. I sent a few emails...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-09-2020, 08:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,745
Posted By RandyAB
Thanks fellas. Based on your replies I?m going to...

Thanks fellas. Based on your replies I?m going to have it shipped to the prop shop here that is authorized by MT.

Michael, how do they test the prop and have it ready to go if it?s never been...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-09-2020, 08:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,745
Posted By RandyAB
Shipping suggestions??

I purchased an MT prop from the Florida rep and they are currently awaiting its imminent arrival from the land of lederhosen and beer. The FOB price of the the assembled prop in FL was a great deal...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-02-2020, 07:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,873
Posted By RandyAB
I?m very glad to hear that you are back on track....

I?m very glad to hear that you are back on track. I was heart sick for you when I read about what happened and I?ve checked your blog intermittently to see what has transpired in the interim. I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-02-2020, 05:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,873
Posted By RandyAB
Did you ever get your 10 back on track Patrick?

Did you ever get your 10 back on track Patrick?
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-29-2020, 08:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 928
Posted By RandyAB
The nylon nuts were a mistake. They should be...

The nylon nuts were a mistake. They should be steel locknuts. I came across this in early May with mine and they were supposed to track everyone down who were mistakenly given the wrong hardware...
Forum: RV-10 05-22-2020, 08:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 718
Posted By RandyAB
MT quoted $1700 for mine.

MT quoted $1700 for mine.
Forum: Fiberglass 05-12-2020, 10:11 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 12,939
Posted By RandyAB
Hi Oren. I did my cabin top interior with...

Hi Oren.

I did my cabin top interior with Epoxy/Micro mixture, faired it and then skim coated with straight epoxy. I then applied high build primer and painted It worked out very well.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-12-2020, 09:51 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 11,165
Posted By RandyAB
Can I ask why you would have electrical feeds to...

Can I ask why you would have electrical feeds to the e-bus via both the switched and the unswitched side of the master contactor?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-02-2020, 12:19 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 7,718
Posted By RandyAB
That?s true. It was a misthought exercise. I...

That?s true. It was a misthought exercise. I think a more important point is below 90% your starting to get into the steep part of the 02-Hb dissociation curve where further decreases in 02 sat are...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-02-2020, 10:40 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 7,718
Posted By RandyAB
To give yourself a good idea about how happy your...

To give yourself a good idea about how happy your body is at a sat of 88% try holding your breath long enough to get your sat down to that level. Assuming you are starting with normal lung function I...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 04-02-2020, 09:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,567
Posted By RandyAB
Spectacular Steve. Shame that it’s hidden away....

Spectacular Steve. Shame that it’s hidden away. It deserves to be on constant display. I’m not a tattoo fan but if I got to fly such cool airplanes I’d probably have that tattooed on my forehead.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-02-2020, 09:22 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 7,718
Posted By RandyAB
The chart says to Initiate 02 at 94%? Hmm....must...

The chart says to Initiate 02 at 94%? Hmm....must have been sponsored by RT’s and O2 suppliers.
Forum: RV-10 03-30-2020, 10:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,220
Posted By RandyAB
FWIW it isn?t a problem to install it afterward...

FWIW it isn?t a problem to install it afterward either. If you can get it in with the door halves together, then you can also get it out if needs be.
Forum: RV-10 03-27-2020, 08:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 880
Posted By RandyAB
I think they also recommend a case ground locally...

I think they also recommend a case ground locally at the wingtip for the Pulsars. I?m not sure about the VX Suns though.
Forum: RV-10 03-22-2020, 10:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,054
Posted By RandyAB
Yes. Relieve the interference as necessary.

Yes. Relieve the interference as necessary.
Forum: RV-10 03-16-2020, 05:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,138
Posted By RandyAB
Just did this. Use a footed bucking bar on the...

Just did this. Use a footed bucking bar on the manufactured head and back rivet.
Forum: RV-10 03-11-2020, 09:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,812
Posted By RandyAB
I thought that it was you who did that Bob. Do...

I thought that it was you who did that Bob. Do you have a pic of how it turned out?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-10-2020, 09:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 687
Posted By RandyAB
What model are you buying Steve?

What model are you buying Steve?
Forum: RV-10 03-10-2020, 08:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,812
Posted By RandyAB
I second this. It was very easy to do and quite a...

I second this. It was very easy to do and quite a bit cheaper than the rather expensive product mentioned earlier.

Has anybody fabricated a decent looking cover for the hinge on the cabin top side?...
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-06-2020, 07:11 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,011
Posted By RandyAB
Thanks Nick. Is that the darkest grey you...

Thanks Nick. Is that the darkest grey you generally use?
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-06-2020, 07:09 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,011
Posted By RandyAB
Thanks Bill. Seems like Nick beat you to it....

Thanks Bill. Seems like Nick beat you to it. Where did you get that start button? I like it.
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-05-2020, 08:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,011
Posted By RandyAB
That?s the one they were intending for mine and...

That?s the one they were intending for mine and why I asked. I wanted to see what the actual colour is.
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-05-2020, 02:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,011
Posted By RandyAB
Bill, what paint code did they use for that? They...

Bill, what paint code did they use for that? They are doing mine now and I?m trying to find a nice charcoal.

Randy
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-05-2020, 02:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,663
Posted By RandyAB
That is absolutely sic (sic?) Steve. Love it. I...

That is absolutely sic (sic?) Steve. Love it. I gotta fly to Cold Lake one day and check out your airplane factory.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-28-2020, 05:43 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 8,849
Posted By RandyAB
And how precisely does the installer seal them?

And how precisely does the installer seal them?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-28-2020, 03:36 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 8,849
Posted By RandyAB
How watertight do these kind of panels end up...

How watertight do these kind of panels end up being? With the avionics there I?d be a little worried about water ingress.
Forum: RV-14 02-25-2020, 05:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,673
Posted By RandyAB
Kerry, did you try getting them from Van?s. I...

Kerry, did you try getting them from Van?s. I found them to be the best deal when I was looking.

Randy
Forum: Canada 02-24-2020, 09:30 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,767
Posted By RandyAB
Les does not have a gascolator in his.

Les does not have a gascolator in his.
Forum: RV-10 02-19-2020, 06:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,375
Posted By RandyAB
I went with the 4200 series Doubletee. They come...

I went with the 4200 series Doubletee. They come in the size you need.
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-24-2020, 09:53 PM
Replies: 308
Views: 43,397
Posted By RandyAB
My solution is essentially what Ross put out. I...

My solution is essentially what Ross put out.

I have two batteries, each directly feeding one bus via diode feed. Each of the direct feeds will be protected by a slow blow fuse and wire sizes to...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-24-2020, 03:54 PM
Replies: 308
Views: 43,397
Posted By RandyAB
I may be misunderstanding and I thought of this...

I may be misunderstanding and I thought of this as well but if either bus shorted it would still take out the injector bus. If that is the case, haven?t accomplished anything other than doubling the...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-24-2020, 07:42 AM
Replies: 308
Views: 43,397
Posted By RandyAB
Krea I would be interested in seeing the solution...

Krea I would be interested in seeing the solution you come up with for the injectors in particular. I had difficulty resolving that problem without introducing a level of complexity that made the...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-23-2020, 08:05 PM
Replies: 308
Views: 43,397
Posted By RandyAB
I?m using SDS. I?m interested in what you mean by...

I?m using SDS. I?m interested in what you mean by ?not what you think? though.
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