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Forum: RV-14 10-14-2021, 08:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 564
Posted By gotyoke
Thank you! I don't have my tail kit yet, but I've...

Thank you! I don't have my tail kit yet, but I've read through the first several sections of the plans. Those tips and links from your Wiki version cleared up every "what the heck does that mean"...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-12-2021, 05:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,268
Posted By gotyoke
You got me. I have been waiting on FS2020...

You got me. I have been waiting on FS2020 specifically because I want the ultimate VR experience and cannot afford the card. Darn crypto miners... Perhaps it's time I lower my expectations. X-Plane...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-11-2021, 07:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 241
Posted By gotyoke
My plan--keep in mind I haven't started building...

My plan--keep in mind I haven't started building yet--revolves heavily around minimizing EM interference for the magnetometer. As such, I expect to put it on the right wing in the same spot it would...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-11-2021, 05:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,268
Posted By gotyoke
I'm slobbering! Now I just need to save $3,000...

I'm slobbering! Now I just need to save $3,000 for a video card that can run it ...
Forum: RV-14 10-08-2021, 10:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 736
Posted By gotyoke
I agree with the other posters that you might...

I agree with the other posters that you might consider not committing to your lights now. That was the advice I was given by some local builders. The market could significantly change by the time...
Forum: RV-14 10-06-2021, 01:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 412
Posted By gotyoke
I believe those are generally used to dimple the...

I believe those are generally used to dimple the narrow ends of ribs, but you end up bending and scratching metal in the process. I think this is better, in conjuction with a male dimple die at the...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-01-2021, 12:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 307
Posted By gotyoke
Yes, it's the 2 #30 holes on each side that need...

Yes, it's the 2 #30 holes on each side that need this 12" bit. I did one kit with a 12" bit and one with an angle drill bit. The 12" bit did a much better job.

Soon you will get to the point when...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-28-2021, 12:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,173
Posted By gotyoke
So, in my experience, now with two practice kits,...

So, in my experience, now with two practice kits, the difficulty with countersinking wedges is 10% perpendicularity, 90% chattering. Also in my experience, the jig (I got the aluminum one from...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-21-2021, 08:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,196
Posted By gotyoke
I haven't started building yet, but I did take...

I haven't started building yet, but I did take the Build Essentials course from Synergy Air. They encouraged us to use sandpaper to smooth the burrs on the inside of flanges, and personally I like...
Forum: RV-14 09-13-2021, 07:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,524
Posted By gotyoke
:eek: Two weeks from ordered to started. WOW, how...

:eek: Two weeks from ordered to started. WOW, how times have changed.

I find it encouraging that you were able to get so far aiming for around 6 hours per week. I suspect you are an anomaly, though,...
Forum: Safety 09-13-2021, 07:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,682
Posted By gotyoke
These numbers are interesting. Real numbers with...

These numbers are interesting. Real numbers with max gross weights would also be interesting.
Forum: Safety 09-11-2021, 02:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,682
Posted By gotyoke
Frankly those climb rates look disappointing to...

Frankly those climb rates look disappointing to me. At max gross, it looks like you're looking at 100 FPM between 12,000 and 13,000 feet. That would therefore be the plane's service ceiling, over...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-11-2021, 02:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 629
Posted By gotyoke
I recommend two, minimum. The trailing edge...

I recommend two, minimum. The trailing edge drilling and especially countersinking will open your eyes to how easily things can go wrong if you are not prepared.
Forum: RV-10 09-06-2021, 04:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 845
Posted By gotyoke
Doesn't a remote magnetometer also go in the wing?

Doesn't a remote magnetometer also go in the wing?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-05-2021, 05:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 809
Posted By gotyoke
A rant on renter's insurance

Until I get my RV built, I'm probably just going to keep renting from the local FBO. It's been four years since I've flown, so I'm looking at renter's insurance again. Here comes the rant.

If you...
Forum: RV-14 09-03-2021, 11:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 597
Posted By gotyoke
Digital plans empty Electrical System Schematics folder

Hello,

I received the RV-14 digital plans USB stick today and there is a folder:

Construction Drawings/Electrical System Schematics

that is present but empty. I found the file WH-00125.pdf on HAL...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-29-2021, 03:34 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,562
Posted By gotyoke
All great answers, thank you! You have all...

All great answers, thank you! You have all convinced me my timeline is aggressive, but I'm okay with that. It'll just stretch horizontally. It IS about the journey for me.

What I have also learned...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-28-2021, 11:48 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,562
Posted By gotyoke
Build plan gantt chart...because boredom

Want to know how bored I am waiting for my empennage kit to arrive? I made a gantt chart. A GANTT CHART! See below.

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EDIT: Many commentors have indicated the timeline doesn't account for the...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-28-2021, 12:35 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 577
Posted By gotyoke
Thanks for the story. I learned from it.

Thanks for the story. I learned from it.
Forum: RV-14 08-27-2021, 01:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 713
Posted By gotyoke
How do avionics affect emp/wing/fuse exclusions/inclusion?

Imagine you won a sweepstakes for a particular avionics package (any) BEFORE ordering any of the other kits. Such a windfall might affect what you would include/exclude from those kits, right? The...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-26-2021, 02:12 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,884
Posted By gotyoke
Transponder and Skyview with GNX 375

With a GNX 375, which has ADS-B In/Out, the transponder can be controlled with the HDX, correct? And the HDX can display ADS-B In (FIS-B and TIS-B) from the 375? And I wouldn't need SV-XPNDR-261 and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-24-2021, 01:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 684
Posted By gotyoke
I am in a somewhat similar boat, just biding time...

I am in a somewhat similar boat, just biding time until my emp kit arrives (Dec/Jan?) I've wrecked my practice kits to get better at drilling out rivets and countersinking wedges to minimize...
Forum: RV-14 08-23-2021, 06:13 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 204,816
Posted By gotyoke
Out of curiosity, would you also think about...

Out of curiosity, would you also think about getting rid of the audio panel (I think that is a GMA 245) for a remote audio panel, or no?
Forum: RV-14 08-23-2021, 10:15 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 204,816
Posted By gotyoke
Thanks for sharing. Though I have years to go, I...

Thanks for sharing. Though I have years to go, I have been thinking one pilot MFD with a stack similar to yours, leaving space on the right side for, perhaps, an iPad mount. Your setup looks IFR...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-17-2021, 11:00 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,022
Posted By gotyoke
It's a good thing I haven't been flying under...

It's a good thing I haven't been flying under this yet. Off to my doctor's office with new paperwork!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-17-2021, 10:23 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,022
Posted By gotyoke
In California, the PA also has a physician's...

In California, the PA also has a physician's assistant license number, and that is the number I put in after completing the BasicMed online course. Guess I have to do that over again?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-17-2021, 09:58 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,022
Posted By gotyoke
So my PA did the exam and filled out the form on...

So my PA did the exam and filled out the form on page 9. She also got her supervising physician's signature, but nothing else. So, should I get them to add the physician's license number, or get them...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-30-2021, 01:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,356
Posted By gotyoke
Based on the OATs and rough estimation, looks...

Based on the OATs and rough estimation, looks like density altitudes were roughly 2,000 feet higher. Nice! I saw full tanks. Can you tell us the gross weight and C.G.? What were you able to get your...
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 07-15-2021, 07:47 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,728
Posted By gotyoke
Gorgeous! I am something of a minimalist, though,...

Gorgeous! I am something of a minimalist, though, so not my style.
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 07-15-2021, 03:28 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,728
Posted By gotyoke
Thank you everyone for your input. You have all...

Thank you everyone for your input. You have all given me good things to think about.



How you view small plane IMC flying seems very much in line with how I see it. I would do it in a pinch, say to...
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 07-15-2021, 03:15 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,728
Posted By gotyoke
I'm hoping to get my IFR rating before my plane...

I'm hoping to get my IFR rating before my plane is done, so in my case it's less about the checkride and more about safety and currency. Am I correct that currency regs aren't specific about what of...
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 07-15-2021, 10:38 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,728
Posted By gotyoke
Do I really need NAV, really?

I'm not yet instrument rated, and I wont have to make this decision for at least a year, but there's no harm in thinking about this now. Also, I'm referring to Garmin for this question simply out of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-09-2021, 01:01 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 18,562
Posted By gotyoke
Well, I have yet to get started building, so...

Well, I have yet to get started building, so maybe this will get worked out before hand. Since I don't have a plane, transition training has to occur in someone else's plane, most reasonably the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-06-2021, 03:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 611
Posted By gotyoke
How long from ordering to acknowledgement?

How long is too long to wait for Vans to acknowledge the submission of a new kit order? I sent my emp order form in early last Friday, and I'm eager to get in the long line, especially before an...
Forum: California 06-17-2021, 03:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 890
Posted By gotyoke
Thank you both, I will make contact via PMs....

Thank you both, I will make contact via PMs. Cheers!
Forum: California 06-15-2021, 10:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 890
Posted By gotyoke
Would love to demo a 14A (NorCal)

Hello, I'm seriously considering building a RV-14A, but would like to demo one before taking the plunge. None are in my local EAA chapter, can't make it to Oshkosh, and the VAF RV White pages don't...
Forum: RV-14 06-15-2021, 10:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 545
Posted By gotyoke
Awesome, thanks!

Awesome, thanks!
Forum: RV-14 06-15-2021, 09:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 545
Posted By gotyoke
Build order logistics

I'm planning to do as much work on the plane as I can in my shop before trailering it to a hanger. In part this is convenience, and part is I don't want to pay for a hangar until I need to. Given I'm...
Forum: RV-14 06-14-2021, 05:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,633
Posted By gotyoke
I swear, I think I'm clever then I go on these...

I swear, I think I'm clever then I go on these forums and people have these tricks I never even considered. Humbling.

Thanks for the replies, all! I'm shooting for 96 inches, but need to talk to my...
Forum: RV-14 06-13-2021, 06:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,633
Posted By gotyoke
Shop door minimum width

Hello, not building yet, but planning. I have a decent-sized shop I'd use for the build whose doorway I'd need to expand. Would be terrible to build the plane only to realize I cannot roll it out of...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-31-2021, 12:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,323
Posted By gotyoke
I got a close-quarters dimple die for my practice...

I got a close-quarters dimple die for my practice stuff, for example: https://www.cleavelandtool.com/collections/countersinking-and-dimpling/products/3_32-close-quarters-die-set

I don't know if it...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-15-2020, 10:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,542
Posted By gotyoke
Thanks for the replies. I did eventually get all...

Thanks for the replies. I did eventually get all the rivets set with the sets swapped (flat set on the ram). Because it is more difficult to control I ended up having to drill out 8 of 40 rivets. And...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-15-2020, 12:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,542
Posted By gotyoke
Question Flange yoke seems inverted

I'm building the lightbox, and I am having trouble understanding the flange yoke for the pneumatic squeezer.

In the attachments, picture #1 has the shop side of the flat set on the ram, which is...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-14-2020, 06:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,412
Posted By gotyoke
Used small female dimple die

I appreciate all the answers, and my understanding of dimpling is a little less novice now.

I figured out my deformation issue. It was not caused by over-dimpling. It was caused by the female die...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-13-2020, 10:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,412
Posted By gotyoke
Question Pneumatic dimpling technique

Attached are pics of two dimples I made with the pneumatic squeezer for the Van's Lightbox kit.

It is my largely uninformed opinion that the dimple in pic #1 is better than the dimple in pic #2. I...
Forum: RV-9/9A 07-11-2020, 05:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,467
Posted By gotyoke
Well thanks, that gives me a good starting point....

Well thanks, that gives me a good starting point. Cheers!
Forum: RV-9/9A 07-08-2020, 10:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,467
Posted By gotyoke
Question Main gear max width?

Hello, I'm planning to build an RV-9A in my workshop. Currently the doors to my shop are only 52 inches wide and I want to widen them to enable me to build the vast majority of my plane there.

I...
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