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Forum: RV General Discussion/News Yesterday, 11:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 566
Posted By rvbuilder2002
My comment was related to the specific part #...

My comment was related to the specific part # rivet NAS1097.
It is a feature specific to that rivet.
There are different part # rivets that have similar but different features that were designed...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News Yesterday, 01:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 566
Posted By rvbuilder2002
The dimple on head of the rivet is not purely for...

The dimple on head of the rivet is not purely for identification... it has a dynamic purpose that enables the rivet to attain the strength rating that it has.

When the rivet is set that small amount...
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-02-2021, 11:56 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 749
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Keep in mind that with the size of screens that...

Keep in mind that with the size of screens that most people use now a days (even in an RV-8), removing just 4 screws and pulling the screen out of the panel (takes less than 2 minutes) provides a...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-02-2021, 11:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 967
Posted By rvbuilder2002
This should provide the same result... we used...

This should provide the same result... we used the same method on the first prototype.

Keep in mind that if presenting an RV-12 for initial certification as an ELSA, technically the seals should be...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-30-2021, 01:49 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 11,456
Posted By rvbuilder2002
I agree From a previous post in this...

I agree

From a previous post in this thread..........
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-30-2021, 09:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 555
Posted By rvbuilder2002
The following thread has some good information...

The following thread has some good information that might be helpful.

https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?t=187711&highlight=hole+tolerance
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-29-2021, 12:54 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,403
Posted By rvbuilder2002
I agree, but many would debate what he shares as...

I agree, but many would debate what he shares as well (from talking with him in the past, I think that is the reason).
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-29-2021, 11:20 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,403
Posted By rvbuilder2002
As already mentioned, detailed photos already...

As already mentioned, detailed photos already exist in Section 5 of the manual.


https://www.vansaircraft.com/service-information-and-revisions/5/
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-29-2021, 11:19 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,403
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Short enough to clear the standard kit supplied...

Short enough to clear the standard kit supplied instrument panel is appropriate.
Shortening to clear a custom, deeper, panel would be staring to deviate towards unacceptable.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-29-2021, 09:44 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,403
Posted By rvbuilder2002
As Larry wrote, there is fairly detailed...

As Larry wrote, there is fairly detailed instructions in SECTION 5 (https://www.vansaircraft.com/service-information-and-revisions/5/) on how to evaluate the shape of control surfaces with bent (vs...
Forum: RV-14 11-28-2021, 01:52 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 292
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Weight reduction. With the load path that exists...

Weight reduction.
With the load path that exists in that part, the removed material provides no structural benefit.
Forum: RV-6/6A 11-28-2021, 12:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 703
Posted By rvbuilder2002
The 7 has a little more leg room than the 6 but...

The 7 has a little more leg room than the 6 but headroom is about the same. You will find a lot more difference in seating comfort and fit depending on what brand seat cushions are installed then you...
Forum: RV-14 11-27-2021, 10:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 741
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Our demonstrators have LRU’s mounted flush to the...

Our demonstrators have LRU’s mounted flush to the upper part of the panel and then a few washers added as spacers to fill in the gap on the angled lower part of the panel. Simple and effective.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-23-2021, 09:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,345
Posted By rvbuilder2002
I hope that people will take Dan's' comment to...

I hope that people will take Dan's' comment to heart.

I personally know of a few instances where people spent a huge amount of additional time designing and building there own plenum system only to...
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 11-22-2021, 02:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 349
Posted By rvbuilder2002
If the assumption is that one or the other would...

If the assumption is that one or the other would have to be built (I.E., you don't already have the legacy RV-6 version) the only true advantage is that it is easier to build the RV-8 version because...
Forum: RV-10 11-22-2021, 11:09 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,161
Posted By rvbuilder2002
No, you are correct (shouldn't post so early in...

No, you are correct (shouldn't post so early in the morning).
Our plans show using an .090 pin but that is not necessary.

We use a full size pin on our demonstrator and it goes in and out fine since...
Forum: RV-10 11-22-2021, 09:08 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,161
Posted By rvbuilder2002
My suggestion would be for you get a copy of the...

My suggestion would be for you get a copy of the RV-10 plans to use as a reference for how it is intended to be.
They will give you details for how the pin is meant to be shaped.
The rear pins on the...
Forum: RV-10 11-22-2021, 09:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,161
Posted By rvbuilder2002
This is true for some of the other models but not...

This is true for some of the other models but not the RV-10 (or the 14)

On the RV-10 a .125" diam. pin is specified and each are equal length installed from the top center pushed outboard.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-21-2021, 02:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 478
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Yes It is super easy to assure a good seal after...

Yes

It is super easy to assure a good seal after doing whatever other sealing was done inside.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-21-2021, 10:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 478
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Not what I would recommend. Installation of the...

Not what I would recommend.
Installation of the rear baffle is where most people end up with a leak (if they have one).
Removing the baffle would force you to walk that path again with the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-21-2021, 09:45 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 408
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Note the stated requirement for compliance...

Note the stated requirement for compliance (highlighted above).

The operating limitation is just stating the requirement. Complying with the requirement would be making an entry in the aircraft...
Forum: RV-6/6A 11-20-2021, 11:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 779
Posted By rvbuilder2002
The canopy parts (slider or tip-up) in the finish...

The canopy parts (slider or tip-up) in the finish kits for an RV-6 or RV-7 are the exact same parts.
The sliding canopy kit was revised slightly when the RV-9A was introduced(1999) and the tip-up...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-20-2021, 02:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,373
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Hi Wes, My post wasn't meant to pass judgment on...

Hi Wes,
My post wasn't meant to pass judgment on what might have been the cause of your engine start difficulties.
I don't really have any ideas what might have caused it, and it sounds like you did...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-18-2021, 09:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,373
Posted By rvbuilder2002
I conferred with our SLSA production guys about...

I conferred with our SLSA production guys about their experience with first engine starts (they have done a lot of them....), and their experience matches up with mine.
That it is fairly typical for...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-17-2021, 11:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 694
Posted By rvbuilder2002
If you actually have a Skyview system (some seem...

If you actually have a Skyview system (some seem to think you might have the legacy D-180 system) is would be very easy to get access to the nut.

Remove 4 screws to remove the screen.
Remove 4...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-17-2021, 12:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 627
Posted By rvbuilder2002
The reason for the prescribed process, is that...

The reason for the prescribed process, is that the rudder cables have an overall length dimension tolerance and they vary in length slightly.
Properly sizing the links is how that variation is...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-16-2021, 09:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 427
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Yes. The bent longeron is factory formed from a...

Yes.

The bent longeron is factory formed from a straight piece of angle extrusion. Every batch of material can bend slightly different, so it is not expected to match up perfectly.

That is why the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-15-2021, 03:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 509
Posted By rvbuilder2002
One way would be to measure how much travel your...

One way would be to measure how much travel your particular servo has between fully retracted and fully extended (or use the model # of the servo... the 12 is 1.2 inches of travel).

Then adjust the...
Forum: RV-14 11-15-2021, 03:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 463
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Look closer in Section 5. It has all of the...

Look closer in Section 5. It has all of the details.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-15-2021, 02:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 509
Posted By rvbuilder2002
You wont necessarily want the rod sized for...

You wont necessarily want the rod sized for neutral with the servo at its mid point since you want about twice as much nose up travel of the tab as you have for nose down travel.
Forum: RV-14 11-15-2021, 11:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,560
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Our experience is that if Step 7 & 8 are...

Our experience is that if Step 7 & 8 are followed, it produces a good result.

A bubble level can be used instead of a digital level. If the bubble visually appears to be in the same position at...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-14-2021, 06:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,302
Posted By rvbuilder2002
No, because Order 8130.2J contains the current...

No, because Order 8130.2J contains the current requirements that must be met for certification. (in simple terms... the checklist that a DAR is using when inspecting to determine eligibility for a...
Forum: RV-10 11-13-2021, 02:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,400
Posted By rvbuilder2002
I agree.... The time savings is quite a bit...

I agree....
The time savings is quite a bit more. Particularly since additional time is also saved by not needing to cleco a structure entirely together twice before actually doing any skin...
Forum: RV-10 11-12-2021, 12:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,400
Posted By rvbuilder2002
I think you mean over 300 minutes saved? ;) (or...

I think you mean over 300 minutes saved? ;)
(or about 5 1/2 hrs)
Forum: Propellers 11-12-2021, 11:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 776
Posted By rvbuilder2002
The standard kit supplied cowls are designed for...

The standard kit supplied cowls are designed for use with the Hartzell compact hub propellers.
When a fixed pitch propeller is used instead, a 2.25" extension (actually spacer) is required.
Prior to...
Forum: RV-14 11-11-2021, 09:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,560
Posted By rvbuilder2002
The waviness of the skin, and twist that you...

The waviness of the skin, and twist that you showed in your first photos is totally normal for an assembly that has a skin that has been been rolled and press formed like the aileron nose skins...
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-10-2021, 09:06 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 7,319
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Yup I wouldn’t consider the comments regarding...

Yup

I wouldn’t consider the comments regarding gelcoat to be valid any longer. Parts made 20+ years ago are not a reflection of parts made today.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-09-2021, 10:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 531
Posted By rvbuilder2002
One option is to reference Notification 17-03-01...

One option is to reference Notification 17-03-01 (https://www.vansaircraft.com/service-information-and-revisions/n-2017-03-01/) on our web site. It describes using the Winterization Kit that is...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-09-2021, 09:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,175
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Keep in mind that if the reservoir is topped off...

Keep in mind that if the reservoir is topped off when it has been quite a while since brake pads have been changed, when the caliper pistons get pushed fully back into the calipers when new pads get...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-08-2021, 01:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,319
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Naaa, the rolls are only 12" long and about 3" in...

Naaa, the rolls are only 12" long and about 3" in diameter ;)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-08-2021, 10:21 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,319
Posted By rvbuilder2002
I can't help with the thread you are looking for...

I can't help with the thread you are looking for but I just replaced mine this weekend.
Since I had it readily available I used Garlock baffle seal, which is a bit stiffer than the original (almost...
Forum: RV-9/9A 11-07-2021, 03:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 762
Posted By rvbuilder2002
How much deeper did you go for this? Section 5...

How much deeper did you go for this?
Section 5 specifies to countersink a maximum of .007" deeper than would be required for a rivet to fit flush.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-04-2021, 03:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,521
Posted By rvbuilder2002
By all the way to the floor I assume you mean...

By all the way to the floor I assume you mean past the flaps fully retracted detent notch?

If so, that position is not intended to be used. The flaps are supposed to be adjusted positioned trailing...
Forum: RV-14 11-04-2021, 11:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,059
Posted By rvbuilder2002
If we specify a specific process in the...

If we specify a specific process in the construction manual it is always for a specific reason;)

Having said that, it is not always the only way to do something but we specifically choose one method...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-02-2021, 09:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,521
Posted By rvbuilder2002
There is a bit of elasticity in the system. With...

There is a bit of elasticity in the system. With the higher pressure that is present in flight, on the bottom of the flapperons, it is enough to deflect the flapperons upward slightly so they are no...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-01-2021, 10:27 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,987
Posted By rvbuilder2002
1-2 X's per second is a pretty low freq....

1-2 X's per second is a pretty low freq. vibration, which I don't think is anything similar to the op's description.

There are a lot of different things that can induce a vibration. Start with the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-01-2021, 09:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,987
Posted By rvbuilder2002
It could be a very early sign that the gear box...

It could be a very early sign that the gear box will be needing some attention in the future.
You didn't mention how many hrs. are on the airplane.
Forum: RV-14 10-29-2021, 11:14 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,122
Posted By rvbuilder2002
This is the first time I have heard of a problem...

This is the first time I have heard of a problem like this on an RV-14......
We have never seen this on any of our 3 (built per plans) company RV-14's

The plans recommended installation was a...
Forum: RV-14 10-29-2021, 09:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,005
Posted By rvbuilder2002
When the canopy is in the closed position with...

When the canopy is in the closed position with the struts fully compressed, they impart a high load into the mechanism and the fwd fuselage. This load can change the shape of the canopy frame a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-28-2021, 10:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 378
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Yes it is accurate.

Yes it is accurate.
Forum: RV-14 10-28-2021, 03:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,005
Posted By rvbuilder2002
There is no way you would be able to push them...

There is no way you would be able to push them with them clamped in a vice.

As already mentioned, they are designed to support the weight of the entire canopy frame and bubble assembly.
The bubble...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-27-2021, 10:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,376
Posted By rvbuilder2002
If by other you mean other than the...

If by other you mean other than the RV-12?

Yes

All of the RV models use snap bushings as rudder cable fair leads.
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-27-2021, 07:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,363
Posted By rvbuilder2002
If the carb heat door doesn’t fully seal the...

If the carb heat door doesn’t fully seal the opening when full carb heat is applied, even the best carb heat muff will be totally useless. This is emphasized and detailed in the latest fab airbox...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-27-2021, 11:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,376
Posted By rvbuilder2002
In an attempt to relieve the...

In an attempt to relieve the bafflement...........;)

Holes that are guiding the cables through a change of direction have snap bushings.
Holes that are aligned with a straight run of the cable,...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-26-2021, 04:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,218
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Just like the rivet removal process documented...

Just like the rivet removal process documented step by step in Section 5 of the construction manual....;)
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-25-2021, 03:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 653
Posted By rvbuilder2002
A few dual configuration engine mounts were...

A few dual configuration engine mounts were produced years ago.. primarily for aircraft that were the builder planned to alternate between amphibious floats (requires a tail dragger mount) and...
Forum: RV-14 10-25-2021, 09:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 692
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Van's actually uses a lot of minutes to correct...

Van's actually uses a lot of minutes to correct things like this when we know about them (this one is now noted).

In fact, we now have people who's primary job is to to work on correcting problems...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-23-2021, 08:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 976
Posted By rvbuilder2002
He was questioning my previous post when I said I...

He was questioning my previous post when I said I thought it was 5052 alloy, not whether it was T3 or T0.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-23-2021, 04:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 976
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Red face My memory is the thing that has the error problem...

My memory is the thing that has the error problem :o

I was thinking only the S-602B doubler was 2024(-T3) which I was correct about. I thought the rest were 5052. Thanks for the correction, but...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-23-2021, 01:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 976
Posted By rvbuilder2002
I don't know part #'s from memory..... I am...

I don't know part #'s from memory..... I am guessing that the S-602-1 is the rear bulkhead doubler that is added for a constant speed prop. install, because that part is 2024.
None of the actual...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-23-2021, 12:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 976
Posted By rvbuilder2002
If you are still using the standard RV spinner...

If you are still using the standard RV spinner but a 2024 rear bulkhead and no forward bulkhead, that is two points against having much service life. A standard 13 inch RV spinner is way too big to...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-23-2021, 12:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 976
Posted By rvbuilder2002
No, it is not heat treated. As delivered it is...

No, it is not heat treated.
As delivered it is still relatively soft 5052 which makes it more crack resistant than the other alloys we use.
Cracks do occur but I wouldn’t call them common. When it...
Forum: Propellers 10-22-2021, 07:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,432
Posted By rvbuilder2002
No, It isn’t something I want, it is a...

No, It isn’t something I want, it is a recommendation I made.
The dimension given for the new nose gear was fora typical installation ( 2 blade prop.), so a 3 blade would probably require more....
Forum: Propellers 10-22-2021, 09:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,432
Posted By rvbuilder2002
A key to keeping the cowl from getting more...

A key to keeping the cowl from getting more difficult to install and remove on a tri-gear RV after installing a three blade prop, is extending the slot in the bottom of the cowl about 3 inches and...
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