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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-10-2021, 02:50 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,680
Posted By Warbo
Flew the RV-8 down to Adaminaby for the Snowy...

Flew the RV-8 down to Adaminaby for the Snowy River Aviators monthly fly in barbecue. Always seems to be quite a variety of aircraft that turn up.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-26-2020, 05:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,438
Posted By Warbo
This is how I did mine. The plastic tubes slide...

This is how I did mine. The plastic tubes slide over the aluminium and a glue lined heat shrink covers the join.
Forum: Safety 07-31-2019, 05:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,924
Posted By Warbo
RV-14A Accident Australia

This would appear to be the first RV-14A accident in Australia. Fortunately pilot is okay. Interesting point about this one is the condition of the nose gear. How does that happen on a...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 09-01-2018, 01:36 AM
Replies: 171
Views: 71,374
Posted By Warbo
Totally awesome feat John - heartiest...

Totally awesome feat John - heartiest congratulations. That?s a horrendously difficult initiation test to join a very exclusive club.

Cheers
Forum: RV-10 08-27-2018, 07:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,353
Posted By Warbo
You’ve probably got what you’re looking for in...

You’ve probably got what you’re looking for in your workshop Pete. Have a look at some hinge pin and you’ll find it’s pretty close to what you need.

Cheers
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-14-2018, 12:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,173
Posted By Warbo
G?day Todd, Have a look in Section 5 General...

G?day Todd,
Have a look in Section 5 General Information in your preview plans where it talks about riveting. You will find this note:
NOTE: There are times when the correct rivet length is not...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-23-2017, 02:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,132
Posted By Warbo
G'day Trent, Talk to the guys at Aussie Car...

G'day Trent,

Talk to the guys at Aussie Car Imports. They handled the shipping of my QB wings and fuse. Great people to deal with and they're not far from Van's so will drive down to the Van's...
Forum: RV-14 09-09-2017, 10:13 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 12,443
Posted By Warbo
G'day Trent, I went through lots of heartache...

G'day Trent,

I went through lots of heartache and confusion researching how to do this priming thing - makes your brain hurt after a while. Anyway, this is what I ended up doing.

Started by...
Forum: RV-14 08-11-2017, 06:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,861
Posted By Warbo
Tools etc

G'day Trent,

I've bought tools from Brown and Cleaveland. Both are very good to deal with. Brown tools supplied my RV tool kit and packaged it in three separate consignments in order to minimise...
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-28-2017, 07:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,365
Posted By Warbo
I'm thinking your build times look pretty good...

I'm thinking your build times look pretty good Lynn. I'm at 211.5 hours and still working on the elevators. My totals are:
HS: 116.5
VS: 24.0
Rudder: 36.5
Elevators (so far): 34.5
Forum: My RV Build Project 03-12-2017, 08:05 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 30,491
Posted By Warbo
Big Day

Bit of a milestone day recently with the arrival of my QB wings and fuselage - just two weeks short of a year since I ordered and paid my deposit. Many thanks to the Van's folks and also especially...
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-19-2016, 05:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,838
Posted By Warbo
Here's what I did. Go to this link on my...

Here's what I did. Go to this link on my builder's website and then scroll down to the entry under 5Mar16.
https://rv7warbo.wordpress.com/new-page/rudder/
Forum: Safety 11-14-2016, 05:07 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 12,911
Posted By Warbo
Treat every prop as live!

We've all probably been told early on in our training to treat every prop as live. Here's why. I don't think I have ever heard of an actual case of this happening, just been told it's possible. The...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-31-2016, 07:20 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 22,561
Posted By Warbo
Thumbs up Bob Hoover tribute

Spot on Dan. Excellent!!
Forum: Tools 06-12-2016, 07:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,250
Posted By Warbo
These are the ones I...

These are the ones I used
https://www.bunnings.com.au/kia-ora-110-170mm-italio-plinth-leg-4-pack_p4020373
But you can get similar from Home...
Forum: Tools 06-12-2016, 07:14 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,250
Posted By Warbo
G?day Chris. This is how I set up my table for...

G?day Chris. This is how I set up my table for the DRDT-2. Very easy to make and you can adjust the table easily to exactly where you need it.
First make some cut outs in your board (I just used MDF)...
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-26-2016, 08:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,649
Posted By Warbo
What Wirejock said. Although the one that came...

What Wirejock said. Although the one that came with my tool kit from Brown Tools already had one flat side.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-24-2016, 01:27 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,265
Posted By Warbo
So today (24 May) is ....

.... AMT Day. Here's to Charles E. Taylor, a man who really knew what 'experimental' meant.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-29-2016, 11:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,884
Posted By Warbo
What Wirejock said. I completed the HS not that...

What Wirejock said. I completed the HS not that long ago and it is definitely a legacy hole. You can fill it with a rivet or anything else you can think of (chewing gum?) or just leave it be. It will...
Forum: Primers 02-25-2016, 06:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,559
Posted By Warbo
Hi Andrew, I primed the external rivet lines and...

Hi Andrew, I primed the external rivet lines and the reason was as you have outlined, to prime under the rivet head. I found it didn't really take much extra time - just a bit of masking up to do.
Forum: My RV Build Project 02-18-2016, 07:19 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 30,491
Posted By Warbo
Better progress

Well, after taking nearly a year to build the horizontal stabiliser, I’ve managed to increase the pace a bit. Vertical stabiliser took 18 days and 24 build hours. Now, if I can keep this up I might...
Forum: My RV Build Project 01-27-2016, 07:36 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 30,491
Posted By Warbo
Thanks Andy. Did you mean my website?

Thanks Andy. Did you mean my website?
Forum: My RV Build Project 01-27-2016, 07:16 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 30,491
Posted By Warbo
Talking Progress

Been a while since I posted here but I have been making progress albeit very slowly. I got to the step in the plans instructions that said, "Congratulations! You've finished the first major...
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-24-2015, 08:57 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,351
Posted By Warbo
G?day Mike, I don?t think I would countersink...

G?day Mike,
I don?t think I would countersink those holes without checking with Van?s support. I suspect the answer would probably be that it?s not advisable. You had me worried because I?m at a...
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-27-2015, 10:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 7,758
Posted By Warbo
Hi Tech. I?ve had the same problem as you, albeit...

Hi Tech. I?ve had the same problem as you, albeit on an RV7. You may be interested in this email exchange I had with Van?s builders support on the topic (see below). My experience (see link also...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-01-2015, 05:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 8,671
Posted By Warbo
Thanks Andy and Larry. I?m much happier moving on...

Thanks Andy and Larry. I?m much happier moving on with the build now. I guess these little frustrations just add to one?s education during the build process. I did think of a couple of ways to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-01-2015, 01:16 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 8,671
Posted By Warbo
Frustrating!

Getting the edge distance right on the rivet holes in the HS-00001 spar doubler has been a source of extreme frustration for me. On my first attempt at the HS forward spar I followed the instructions...
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-24-2015, 03:53 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 23,665
Posted By Warbo
I'm impressed!

Wow, that was quick. I ordered this book last Sunday (Australian time), received an email to say it had shipped at 4am Tuesday morning, arrives at my front door 0930 Wednesday morning. Turns out that...
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-22-2015, 08:08 PM
Replies: 192
Views: 164,281
Posted By Warbo
Thanks Larry. I've had a look at your blog -...

Thanks Larry. I've had a look at your blog - great stuff. The pictures of the finished items make so much of the plans confusion disappear. By the way, is it normal to spend more time staring at the...
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-22-2015, 06:19 AM
Replies: 192
Views: 164,281
Posted By Warbo
I've only just started building and still on the...

I've only just started building and still on the first plans page. I got to the step which says draw rivet lines on the HS-00001 as per the drawing shown...
Forum: My RV Build Project 02-12-2015, 07:23 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 30,491
Posted By Warbo
About bloody time!

Well, I've been slowly getting my workshop organised. It seems like there's always something else that has to be sorted before I start building. And while I've had that mindset it seems like the time...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-29-2015, 11:06 PM
Replies: 497
Views: 276,678
Posted By Warbo
Haha thanks Rags .. It's a bit of a balancing act...

Haha thanks Rags .. It's a bit of a balancing act at the moment because the Reserve salary is paying for the aircraft :D

Cheers
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-29-2015, 05:32 PM
Replies: 497
Views: 276,678
Posted By Warbo
Yes, the KT-1B is very nice. One could be...

Yes, the KT-1B is very nice. One could be forgiven for thinking the South Koreans had copied the PC9 which I'm sure they didn't. Paint scheme is very close to our PC9s .. I watched one of their...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-29-2015, 04:50 AM
Replies: 497
Views: 276,678
Posted By Warbo
My day job

http://i59.tinypic.com/iz6u7r.jpg

I retired from the Royal Australian Air Force two years ago but I still put on the uniform for my work in the Active Reserve. One of my jobs involves a project...
Forum: International 09-16-2014, 02:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,746
Posted By Warbo
G'day Tom, You're welcome to stay with us in...

G'day Tom,

You're welcome to stay with us in Canberra, the nation's capital, which is between Melbourne and Sydney.

At home we have:
guest bedroom
RV-7A under construction (very early...
Forum: My RV Build Project 09-12-2014, 08:04 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 30,491
Posted By Warbo
Have sent you a PM Ian Cheers

Have sent you a PM Ian

Cheers
Forum: My RV Build Project 09-12-2014, 05:28 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 30,491
Posted By Warbo
and now with pictures

http:// http://i61.tinypic.com/30tm341.jpg
http:// http://i62.tinypic.com/2dwb1p0.jpg
Forum: My RV Build Project 09-12-2014, 05:23 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 30,491
Posted By Warbo
Latest tool DRDT-2

Only a few more tools needed now - well at this stage anyway. Stu Hutchison turned up at my desk this morning carrying this!
http:// http://i62.tinypic.com/2dwb1p0.jpg
http://...
Forum: International 09-05-2014, 09:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,877
Posted By Warbo
Just on tools, you may also want to check out...

Just on tools, you may also want to check out Brown tools who also do an RV tool kit. I've just received my kit from them and very happy with the price and service.
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 09-05-2014, 09:46 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 28,867
Posted By Warbo
So sorry to hear of your loss Doug. Sincere...

So sorry to hear of your loss Doug. Sincere condolences to you and the Reeves family.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-30-2014, 01:41 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,134
Posted By Warbo
I think what would be interesting would be to...

I think what would be interesting would be to compile a list of all the countries that have an RV on the register. Has this ever been done? I wonder how many really out of the way places have an RV...
Forum: My RV Build Project 07-23-2014, 06:42 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 30,491
Posted By Warbo
Hmmm, not sure about the Warbo V2.0 tag .. if I'm...

Hmmm, not sure about the Warbo V2.0 tag .. if I'm older than the Moree Warbo then I'm going to claim the Warbo V1.0 title ;)

I've known Rags for a while .. he was instructing when I went through...
Forum: My RV Build Project 07-23-2014, 01:55 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 30,491
Posted By Warbo
Don't think I'm related to the Moree Warbo David....

Don't think I'm related to the Moree Warbo David. And I'm voting with you for Bob to help with the build. He gets free board and beer when he comes. :D
Forum: My RV Build Project 07-22-2014, 09:18 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 30,491
Posted By Warbo
workshop progress - floor tiles laid

Completed the flooring for the workshop .. don't try this when the weather is cold or your workshop is not heated - tiles snap together really easily when they are warm .. found this out the hard way...
Forum: My RV Build Project 07-13-2014, 08:10 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 30,491
Posted By Warbo
Would love to see it finished in no time but it...

Would love to see it finished in no time but it seems at the moment all my efforts are focussed on getting the shed kitted out just the way I want it. It seems to be a very long road to actually...
Forum: My RV Build Project 07-13-2014, 07:30 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 30,491
Posted By Warbo
Progress

Still getting the workshop in shape. I built the mezzanine over a period of about a week and the shed now has lighting and power - thank goodness. I was getting really tired of running an extension...
Forum: My RV Build Project 06-06-2014, 08:20 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 30,491
Posted By Warbo
Thanks Mike .. I've been lurking here for about 6...

Thanks Mike .. I've been lurking here for about 6 months and this is just the most amazing resource for RV builders.
Forum: My RV Build Project 06-06-2014, 07:09 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 30,491
Posted By Warbo
And now the best bit

Well the day my shed was completed was the day my empennage kit arrived in Sydney. I picked it up there to save on the freight costs to Canberra.

Who knew an empennage kit would fit in a Hyundai...
Forum: My RV Build Project 06-06-2014, 06:54 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 30,491
Posted By Warbo
frame...

frame built
http://i59.tinypic.com/29m6t1e.jpg

the Taj Mahal
http://i60.tinypic.com/347tr1u.jpg
Forum: My RV Build Project 06-06-2014, 06:51 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 30,491
Posted By Warbo
how did they get that thing in my...

how did they get that thing in my driveway???
http://i57.tinypic.com/2uy0ilu.jpg

get that concrete laid!
http://i58.tinypic.com/o0chvq.jpg

concrete set
http://i61.tinypic.com/2eevimv.jpg
Forum: My RV Build Project 06-06-2014, 06:45 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 30,491
Posted By Warbo
carport removed ...

carport removed
http://i61.tinypic.com/2dlkmfd.jpg

levelling site
http://i59.tinypic.com/2im4bwo.jpg

ready for concrete
http://i60.tinypic.com/10rrgj9.jpg
Forum: My RV Build Project 06-06-2014, 06:40 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 30,491
Posted By Warbo
Thanks Lemmingman - I'm still coming to grips...

Thanks Lemmingman - I'm still coming to grips with posting pics here - stay tuned:)
Forum: My RV Build Project 06-06-2014, 06:01 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 30,491
Posted By Warbo
RV-7A #74351 Canberra

This has been on my bucket list since I was a teenager and now, finally, I have the time and the financial resources to fullfil the dream. And a supportive wife is a big bonus too. Last Christmas she...
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