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Forum: RV-15 12-02-2021, 04:40 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 8,640
Posted By EdH
Just playing around…...

Just playing around…

http://www.flyer.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/RV_15_.jpg
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 11-12-2021, 03:20 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 201
Posted By EdH
Wanted - faulty Dynon D100

Looking for a non-functioning Dynon D100, just wanted for its unit casing, for a project.
Forum: RV-3 11-01-2021, 12:16 PM
Replies: 4
RV3
Views: 625
Posted By EdH
Welcome to the club… we need pictures though. :D

Welcome to the club… we need pictures though. :D
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-25-2021, 10:42 AM
Replies: 321
Views: 78,880
Posted By EdH
Checked in with Justin Carter at the Ft. Worth...

Checked in with Justin Carter at the Ft. Worth Aircraft Certification Office on this - I asked if he was able to confirm if the field office was, or had been in receipt of the final AMOC for this...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-09-2021, 03:13 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,702
Posted By EdH
Can only echo what others have said… your...

Can only echo what others have said… your builders log was trusted inspiration on our -8 build.
Forum: My RV Build Project 09-23-2021, 11:44 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 28,286
Posted By EdH
Absolutely beautiful workmanship Lance… there's a...

Absolutely beautiful workmanship Lance… there's a few builder threads here on VAF that show aircraft building as art. :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-19-2021, 03:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 826
Posted By EdH
My flap handle is plain, no grip…works great.

My flap handle is plain, no grip…works great.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-10-2021, 04:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 676
Posted By EdH
New Quickbuild project

Well, it should be faster to build than the real one…
https://i.ibb.co/nkdfWFK/Image-from-i-OS.jpg

I didn't print it - it came from these guys...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 08-08-2021, 06:15 AM
Replies: 832
Views: 612,361
Posted By EdH
https://i.ibb.co/NNcTxWw/DJI-0317-s.jpg

https://i.ibb.co/NNcTxWw/DJI-0317-s.jpg
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-08-2021, 06:00 AM
Replies: 321
Views: 78,880
Posted By EdH
Superior make it very clear to the buyers and...

Superior make it very clear to the buyers and prospective customers of the XP series aircraft engines that they should feel no less confident about the product, by making the following statement on...
Forum: RV-3 07-12-2021, 09:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,033
Posted By EdH
Mine is 737lbs - Lycoming O-235, wood...

Mine is 737lbs - Lycoming O-235, wood prop.

Sticking to the 1,100/1,050 max weights.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-27-2021, 07:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,296
Posted By EdH
Beautiful work Darwin…have you got more photos of...

Beautiful work Darwin…have you got more photos of that cowl inlets and how you’ve made that split?
Forum: RV-3 06-18-2021, 09:28 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,420
Posted By EdH
Thanks, not my handiwork, but well built by the...

Thanks, not my handiwork, but well built by the original builder - 'only' 115hp, and 737lbs empty.
Forum: RV-3 06-17-2021, 07:47 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,420
Posted By EdH
Welcome to the club… checked-rudder makes them...

Welcome to the club… checked-rudder makes them faster :)

https://i.ibb.co/nMV4VGL/DSC-6582a-small.jpg (https://ibb.co/F4fcfrD)
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 06-02-2021, 12:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 997
Posted By EdH
UK's first RV-14

Bill Sweetnam's RV-14 was the first of it's type to be approved to fly here in the UK. It's recently been painted, so good reason for some...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 06-02-2021, 06:26 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,950
Posted By EdH
Mike's (the OP) build log seems to be full of...

Mike's (the OP) build log seems to be full of more building 'laziness' like this. He might be the first person I've ever known with a "rain gutters" RV build log entry.

You've been building a while...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 06-01-2021, 02:19 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,950
Posted By EdH
...or the clever and thoughtful use of tools and...

...or the clever and thoughtful use of tools and fixtures to make beautiful parts.

Nice work!
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-28-2021, 02:31 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,845
Posted By EdH
Someone on VAF recommended that the spar material...

Someone on VAF recommended that the spar material in the Van’s control surface practice project is perfect for mounting the Andair valve... so that’s advice I followed. It worked perfectly, being an...
Forum: RV-3 05-26-2021, 08:37 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,289
Posted By EdH
Sandifer’s post above needs a 'Like' button :)

Sandifer’s post above needs a 'Like' button :)
Forum: RV-3 05-26-2021, 02:44 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,289
Posted By EdH
I aim for 60kt (69mph) on approach, carrying some...

I aim for 60kt (69mph) on approach, carrying some power in the full flap configuration. I pull the power as I cross the end of the runway and like Rod says, the aeroplane and pilot seem ready to land...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-19-2021, 12:04 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 13,232
Posted By EdH
Another vote for Meguiars Quick Detailer.

Another vote for Meguiars Quick Detailer.
Forum: RV-9/9A 05-16-2021, 12:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,997
Posted By EdH
Rotax certified the 916iS last summer, 157hp for...

Rotax certified the 916iS last summer, 157hp for 5 mins then 134hp max continuous from sea level to 23,000ft. No fanfare... for a covert client.
Forum: My RV Build Project 04-27-2021, 12:59 PM
Replies: 592
Views: 377,063
Posted By EdH
Happy to share! Yes, it's the canopy latch -...

Happy to share! Yes, it's the canopy latch - another piece of simple clever design from the builder - very easy and solid to use. There's a matching exterior handle on the other side.
Forum: My RV Build Project 04-25-2021, 04:15 AM
Replies: 592
Views: 377,063
Posted By EdH
If you're still looking for photos of trim lever...

If you're still looking for photos of trim lever placement, here's mine. I didn't build this, but it's the best manual trim I've ever used.

https://i.ibb.co/P98MhRc/IMG-5518.jpg...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-15-2021, 01:12 PM
Replies: 321
Views: 78,880
Posted By EdH
I've always found Justin Carter to be very...

I've always found Justin Carter to be very helpful, and very quick to respond. Looks like he's based in the office that has the authority to approve the AMOC.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-13-2021, 04:54 AM
Replies: 321
Views: 78,880
Posted By EdH
For those of you with an affected crank, who is...

For those of you with an affected crank, who is planning to go with the regrind option, and who is intending to fit a replacement?

Here in the UK there are six RV's (and a Fokker Triplane replica)...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-10-2021, 10:18 AM
Replies: 321
Views: 78,880
Posted By EdH
I checked in with Justin Carter at the FAA...

I checked in with Justin Carter at the FAA yesterday - he still hasn't seen a formal AMOC submission for this.
Forum: RV-3 03-10-2021, 02:38 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 92,715
Posted By EdH
On my -3B, the main floor pan skin is riveted on,...

On my -3B, the main floor pan skin is riveted on, and the remainder is closed out by three removable sections. Two smaller reinforced step sections to the sides, and a central cover over the stick.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-23-2021, 09:05 AM
Replies: 321
Views: 78,880
Posted By EdH
I just checked in with Justin Carter at the FAA -...

I just checked in with Justin Carter at the FAA - he still hasn't seen a formal request for the 2020-25-12 AD AMOC from SAP.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-27-2021, 12:31 PM
Replies: 321
Views: 78,880
Posted By EdH
As there's been no news on this, I emailed the...

As there's been no news on this, I emailed the contact listed on the FAA AD document to ask about the AMOC.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-15-2020, 12:30 PM
Replies: 321
Views: 78,880
Posted By EdH
Another one of these cranks here in our...

Another one of these cranks here in our 50-hour-old RV-8… Besides the potential cost and loss of use of the aircraft, we're not looking forward to disturbing our engine install.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-02-2020, 07:53 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,949
Posted By EdH
While I would have loved to have devoted an...

While I would have loved to have devoted an entire article to Mike, these interviews are part of a single page series created to meet a particular format. Thanks to those who liked it, sorry to those...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-30-2020, 09:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,949
Posted By EdH
20,000 hours on RVs…

Interview with Van's Factory transition trainer Mike Seager in the latest issue of FLYER magazine (https://issuu.com/flyerdigital/docs/flyerdecember2020/s/11225339).
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 08-14-2020, 11:38 AM
Replies: 653
Views: 288,000
Posted By EdH
Okay, here's my guess. The RV-10 airframe kit...

Okay, here's my guess. The RV-10 airframe kit just got an update… it's the sort of customer-focussed action Van's does in the life of product improvement, but I wonder if there's more to it and...
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-29-2020, 06:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,340
Posted By EdH
We Sika'd our canopy - if you're going to go that...

We Sika'd our canopy - if you're going to go that route, take a look at the requirements for spacing the bubble off the frame for the glue joint - it may impact any further trimming you might do to...
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-28-2020, 04:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,340
Posted By EdH
We couldn?t get our canopy to fit well at the...

We couldn?t get our canopy to fit well at the front and back before the big cut.

Once they were split, we fitted the aft section and started from the back and worked forward. This gave the best fit,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-11-2020, 11:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,412
Posted By EdH
Yes, as long as you build an example that the LAA...

Yes, as long as you build an example that the LAA have approved (or like the -14, is in the process of approving), then it's a five hour test flight program. The independent test flight in this case...
Forum: RV-3 06-11-2020, 03:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,543
Posted By EdH
Van's First Flight meter says 302 RV-3's have...

Van's First Flight meter says 302 RV-3's have flown of all types. The -3B was introduced in 1998(?), so there's been 22 years of people building -3Bs.

If it was more than 50 I'd be surprised?

I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-10-2020, 07:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,412
Posted By EdH
First UK RV-14 flies

After plenty of delay thanks to pandemic lockdown restriction, the first RV-14 in the UK finally made its first flight early evening on 9 June.

Built by Bill Sweetnam in just under 20 months and...
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-04-2020, 02:17 AM
Replies: 761
Views: 898,703
Posted By EdH
Are you applying for LAA IFR approval for your -8...

Are you applying for LAA IFR approval for your -8 Darren?
Forum: RV-3 05-28-2020, 12:42 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 191,150
Posted By EdH
Always wanted a -3B, thought about building one…...

Always wanted a -3B, thought about building one… ended up buying one.

Built in the UK by Ian Glenn and first flown in 2004, it was his second RV build and a masterpiece of metalwork. It's been...
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-12-2020, 07:40 AM
Replies: 982
Views: 815,091
Posted By EdH
Beautiful work Yves - love that blue.

Beautiful work Yves - love that blue.
Forum: RV-3 05-05-2020, 07:02 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 191,150
Posted By EdH
That is beautiful?

That is beautiful?
Forum: My RV Build Project 05-05-2020, 06:55 AM
Replies: 592
Views: 377,063
Posted By EdH
Stunning work David. Will the aft end of the...

Stunning work David.

Will the aft end of the frame have any kind of mechanical latching?
Forum: My RV Build Project 01-16-2020, 03:49 AM
Replies: 171
Views: 70,391
Posted By EdH
This might...

This might help…

https://i.ibb.co/4mZzjC2/Screen-Shot-2020-01-16-at-09-39-49.png (https://ibb.co/PmZK5JM)

The UHMW control stop you've found is an alternate to the Van's items that rivet on the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-03-2019, 07:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,072
Posted By EdH
I'd been meaning to email you the photo? when...

I'd been meaning to email you the photo? when Doug asked for help with Wallpaper images, I had a feeling he'd like this one.

That's one lovely -4, Dayton.
Forum: My RV Build Project 08-29-2019, 01:26 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 70,391
Posted By EdH
Jamie, Van's produced a drawing for a simple...

Jamie,

Van's produced a drawing for a simple left hand throttle for the RV-6.

https://i.ibb.co/dtjcfTH/IMG-1569.jpg (https://ibb.co/PMFYrLV)

I'm just fitting one to an RV-6 that I'm reassembling...
Forum: International 08-24-2019, 03:19 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 26,963
Posted By EdH
If you're interested in a 'slight' detour, the...

If you're interested in a 'slight' detour, the Light Aircraft Association is holding its annual Rally at Sywell in the UK, next Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

It's Europe's largest fly-in, and there...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 08-08-2019, 04:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,447
Posted By EdH
Thanks Erich - will tweak the first post.

Thanks Erich - will tweak the first post.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 08-07-2019, 02:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,447
Posted By EdH
Interesting hot air diffraction flow photo detail?

Looking through some shots I took of my buddy Steve flying our -8, and spotted an interesting visual display of the hot-air exit flow from the bottom of the cowl (and the exhausts).

Just something...
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-02-2019, 05:10 AM
Replies: 904
Views: 1,210,100
Posted By EdH
Happy to report that RV-8 G-MIRV made it's first...

Happy to report that RV-8 G-MIRV made it's first flight July 1. My build-partner Steve did the honours. Two flights in the bag, first one was 30 mins, and following a good post-flight inspection and...
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-05-2019, 03:32 PM
Replies: 982
Views: 815,091
Posted By EdH
Came in at 1,117lbs, CofG came out nearly...

Came in at 1,117lbs, CofG came out nearly perfect, which we were very happy about.
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-03-2019, 08:55 AM
Replies: 982
Views: 815,091
Posted By EdH
Our -8 got weighed this week? and had it its...

Our -8 got weighed this week? and had it its first engine run. Couple of tiny leaks, otherwise all good.

https://i.ibb.co/YRsHN29/EDH7497.jpg...
Forum: Painting your RV 04-13-2019, 01:30 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 14,473
Posted By EdH
Top job Mike - looks great. Well done on doing...

Top job Mike - looks great. Well done on doing something different? that is one big bird! :D
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-08-2019, 04:41 AM
Replies: 982
Views: 815,091
Posted By EdH
Thanks Greg, the blue is a Jaguar Cars colour...

Thanks Greg, the blue is a Jaguar Cars colour called Caesium Blue.

The scheme was from Scheme Designers (https://www.schemedesigners.com/). Craig Barnett was tremendous to work with, and just kept...
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-07-2019, 04:34 AM
Replies: 982
Views: 815,091
Posted By EdH
I reckon 5mx5m should work - we put the empennage...

I reckon 5mx5m should work - we put the empennage on and did everything required, before removing it. That was before the engine was fitted, and we had the fuselage diagonally across the space....
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-07-2019, 04:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,025
Posted By EdH
Like Mickey said, looking at the photos, it seems...

Like Mickey said, looking at the photos, it seems like you're well within the ballpark for making everything fit together.
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-07-2019, 03:31 AM
Replies: 982
Views: 815,091
Posted By EdH
It's a probably a bit bigger than a standard...

It's a probably a bit bigger than a standard double at 6m x 6m, minus a corner behind me in that last photo to the left, where there's a storage cupboard.

It's often required some head-scratching as...
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-06-2019, 11:42 AM
Replies: 982
Views: 815,091
Posted By EdH
http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g292/pumarv6/IMG...

http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g292/pumarv6/IMG_0329_zpsjhvb3itu.jpg

We've been finishing a few post-paint tasks off in the workshop - hoping to take this to the airfield in the next few weeks.
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-06-2019, 11:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,025
Posted By EdH
You'll almost certainly have to shim the screen...

You'll almost certainly have to shim the screen on the rollbar to match the fit of the rear bubble on the frame.

If you choose to bond the screen/screen and bubble on using Sikaflex, this helps a...
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-13-2018, 02:53 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,154
Posted By EdH
We had the same gap at the sides of our -8 canopy...

We had the same gap at the sides of our -8 canopy which we glued on.

Managed to do it without making holes or using clecos, just referenced centre marks at the very front and back (one clamp at the...
Forum: Painting your RV 10-08-2018, 08:50 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 14,473
Posted By EdH
Mike, great modelling! I like the new bigger...

Mike, great modelling!

I like the new bigger head/cape. That bigger head IMHO would look great with my stretched longer body.

The new combo of tail feathers on the fuz with the horizontal stab is...
Forum: Painting your RV 10-05-2018, 12:43 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 14,473
Posted By EdH
Looks good? but that empennage needs tail...

Looks good? but that empennage needs tail feathers!

Maybe try one with my scaled up eagle body (where it wrapped up into the canopy)?

One thought - is it worth having a few more blue feathers...
Forum: Painting your RV 10-02-2018, 12:23 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 14,473
Posted By EdH
No problem? happy to throw some more ideas into...

No problem? happy to throw some more ideas into the mix, Mike.
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