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Forum: RV-7/7A 02-24-2021, 05:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,657
Posted By agent4573
That looks beyond amazing. I gave up on my metal...

That looks beyond amazing. I gave up on my metal skirts quickly and just went with a fiberglass layup. Makes glueing everything together really easy.
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-11-2021, 02:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,117
Posted By agent4573
https://www.amazon.com/Rivet-Bucking-BAR-CLINCHING...

https://www.amazon.com/Rivet-Bucking-BAR-CLINCHING-Conjunction/dp/B07Z6NDB5N/

I used something similar to that and ground it down to fit.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 02-10-2021, 09:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 575
Posted By agent4573
Still looking. If anyone knows someone in the bay...

Still looking. If anyone knows someone in the bay area that has a set installed I could take the measurements with them on the airplane.
Forum: California 02-09-2021, 03:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 632
Posted By agent4573
I've got a 7 in progress in mountain view. If you...

I've got a 7 in progress in mountain view. If you want to swing by and take a look, I'm not a professional, but have gotten pretty good at rivet driving and fiberglass work.
Forum: My RV Build Project 02-09-2021, 02:53 PM
Replies: 662
Views: 224,471
Posted By agent4573
You look way too tall to fit in that thing....

You look way too tall to fit in that thing. Congrats on getting it back together.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-07-2021, 11:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 350
Posted By agent4573
I've had it cure in 4 hours when it's 90+ degrees...

I've had it cure in 4 hours when it's 90+ degrees and 50% humidity. I've also had to use the fast hardener to get it to set in 24 hours when it's 30 degrees overnight.
Forum: Propellers 02-02-2021, 05:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 816
Posted By agent4573
I'll have to take a look at these props. I've...

I'll have to take a look at these props. I've emailed hartzell 4 times asking about 3 blade options for the RVs and never heard a peep back from them. Didn't know they made one.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 02-02-2021, 11:09 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,388
Posted By agent4573
I'll take the Clamp it tool. PM me your paypal.

I'll take the Clamp it tool. PM me your paypal.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 02-01-2021, 01:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 575
Posted By agent4573
Appreciate it, but I created that other post too....

Appreciate it, but I created that other post too. I'm hoping to get a physical specimen in hand so I can take measurements before I send a few sets to get made up at the machine shop.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 02-01-2021, 10:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 575
Posted By agent4573
WTB: Taillynx

Looking for a set of Taillynx, new or used would be fine. Willing to purchase or borrow for a week or two, trying to recreate a set for my project.
Forum: Safety 01-26-2021, 02:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,118
Posted By agent4573
I agree that static stiffness is should be linear...

I agree that static stiffness is should be linear until you reach deformation, but I think thats over-simplifying it. Most wings behave non-linearly once you look at them in a dynamic setting. I have...
Forum: Safety 01-26-2021, 12:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,118
Posted By agent4573
Pulling Gs reduces flutter, so flying beyond Vne...

Pulling Gs reduces flutter, so flying beyond Vne at 3g's is likely safer than flying it at 1g. Obviously this doesn't hold true for all elevated g (so don't go pull 6g while indicating 250 knots...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 01-23-2021, 12:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 739
Posted By agent4573
You're kinda screwed without a duplex valve. You...

You're kinda screwed without a duplex valve. You could plumb directly back into a single tank, let's say the left. You'd have to burn all the gas out of the left before switching to the right tank,...
Forum: Fiberglass 01-21-2021, 01:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,048
Posted By agent4573
I used a dremel sawmax to make the initial cut,...

I used a dremel sawmax to make the initial cut, then a piece of 60 grit sandpaper wrapped around a 1/2x1x12" piece of wood to sand the edge straight.
Forum: Safety 01-21-2021, 11:15 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,650
Posted By agent4573
We reuse Nordlocks pretty routinely on the vibe...

We reuse Nordlocks pretty routinely on the vibe tables at work. The locking design is implemented by the angle of the teeth, so unless you severely mangle the teeth, they'll still provide a locking...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-20-2021, 04:52 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 357
Posted By agent4573
Tail Lynx Info

I don't think the mods saw our request to make this its own thread, so I wanted to document the info that was in the classified ad before it gets deleted. Here's everything of substance I could find....
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-17-2021, 07:06 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 272
Posted By agent4573
Half raven install questions

Trying to install a half raven system on an IO360 with a superior cold air sump. There's 5 fittings in the sump that look like they could all be used as return fittings. The raven kit says the return...
Forum: Reviews 01-16-2021, 12:33 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 390
Posted By agent4573
Smoke system helper - big thumbs up

Ordered a kit for the RV7 build. Got an email asking for some details an hour later and had the system on my door in under a week. I ordered a few extra optional parts during the install and they all...
Forum: Propellers 01-13-2021, 10:31 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,040
Posted By agent4573
I think Whirlwind hinted at a big point that I...

I think Whirlwind hinted at a big point that I overlooked when I first started looking at props. You have to define what you mean personally by "aerobatics". The entry level IAC maneuvers don't...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-12-2021, 05:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 491
Posted By agent4573
Think I settled on 1/2" PVC. Plenty of room so...

Think I settled on 1/2" PVC. Plenty of room so far for everything.
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-12-2021, 02:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 491
Posted By agent4573
I went with PVC tubing down the rib holes because...

I went with PVC tubing down the rib holes because the Van's conduit didn't appeal to me. Its also smooth on the inside so running extra wires later is very easy. Used Panduit MHSS-S6-D lightening...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-10-2021, 11:43 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,362
Posted By agent4573
It's lighter than the 360, but you could always...

It's lighter than the 360, but you could always put it on a 320 mount which moves it a few inches forward to keep the cg in range with a light motor and prop.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-08-2021, 06:25 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,362
Posted By agent4573
Lycoming cam on top design tends to get corrosion...

Lycoming cam on top design tends to get corrosion on the camshaft easier than the certified continental cam on bottom design. Since the Lycoming cam is higher up, its the first piece that the oil...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-08-2021, 06:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,466
Posted By agent4573
If you can find the 28 volt lights that you like...

If you can find the 28 volt lights that you like for sale, a small step up converter can be made or bought for under 50 bucks to drive the 28 volt lights off of 12 volts systems.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-07-2021, 11:46 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,362
Posted By agent4573
I went with the Titan IO-370 from Aero Sport. I...

I went with the Titan IO-370 from Aero Sport. I tried talking to the Thunderbolt rep at Oshkosh and he couldn't be bothered to give me the time of day. I couldn't figure out what, if any accessories...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-07-2021, 11:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,158
Posted By agent4573
I'm fine with aluminum fittings in the engine...

I'm fine with aluminum fittings in the engine bay, but all my fitting on the firewall itself will be stainless or plated steel. An engine fire thats bad enough to melt an aluminum AN fitting in the...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-06-2021, 05:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 680
Posted By agent4573
It does, but it also says follow the...

It does, but it also says follow the manufacturer's installation instructions, and Comant doesn't mention anything in their guide about extending to structural members. It simply states "use of a...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-06-2021, 11:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 680
Posted By agent4573
Even your response seems to support the fact that...

Even your response seems to support the fact that this is a black art. You say a doubler only moves the cracks to the edge of the doubler (and I agree, just making the argument), but almost every...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-05-2021, 02:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 680
Posted By agent4573
Doubler/Backing Plate Questions... when are they needed?

I've read through 43-13 and can't seem to find any information on how to determine the need for a backing plate or a doubler unless you're looking to repair damage. Nothing on preventing damage with...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-04-2021, 10:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 650
Posted By agent4573
I Just did this to my build. On the mains, no...

I Just did this to my build. On the mains, no tail or wings, but the aft end still in the cradle to keep it level. It's basically neutrally balanced right now with zero weight on the tail. I strapped...
Forum: My RV Build Project 12-30-2020, 08:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,501
Posted By agent4573
Finished up the canopy fairing. Like the rest of...

Finished up the canopy fairing. Like the rest of my fiberglass, it's not perfect, but it fits great and is plenty good to go to the painters. I also got the main gear on and hung the engine. The...
Forum: Alternative Engines 12-27-2020, 11:44 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,194
Posted By agent4573
There isn't a mention of an O2 sensor on the...

There isn't a mention of an O2 sensor on the site, but the kitplanes article about the motors says if you lose a sensor they run a richer fuel map. I think your right theres no closed loop control,...
Forum: Alternative Engines 12-23-2020, 11:34 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,194
Posted By agent4573
I would imagine the fuel burn would be the same...

I would imagine the fuel burn would be the same or less than an equivalent power lycoming. The block is forged and machined aluminum, which is a better heat conductor than the cast iron blocks on...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 12-23-2020, 12:06 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,698
Posted By agent4573
I haven't reached this stage yet, but looking at...

I haven't reached this stage yet, but looking at your setup, here's how I would approach it. Use a protractor and measure the angle that the trays make with the IP. Remove the trays and install the...
Forum: Safety 12-22-2020, 11:10 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,882
Posted By agent4573
I ordered an extra oil pressure sensor from...

I ordered an extra oil pressure sensor from garmin when I ordered my engine sensor kit. I believe the analogue gauge and the garmin sender are both 1/4 npt, so I should be able to just swap em out...
Forum: Safety 12-22-2020, 06:03 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,882
Posted By agent4573
Thats why I'm planning on running an electronic...

Thats why I'm planning on running an electronic oil pressure sensor on my accumulator instead of the dial gauge that's included with it. It'll be plumbed into the g3x and the gas precharge will be...
Forum: Alternative Engines 12-22-2020, 05:07 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,194
Posted By agent4573
We seriously considered going with them for our 7...

We seriously considered going with them for our 7 build. They have a complete firewall forward kit they can sell you as well to make the cowl, mount, etc. easy to get in place. We really liked the...
Forum: Reviews 12-22-2020, 04:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,119
Posted By agent4573
I called and spoke with Newton about using the V9...

I called and spoke with Newton about using the V9 valve. They recommended against it with the SDS system. I know we're experimental and can likely get away with a lot that isn't recommended, but it...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-22-2020, 12:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 685
Posted By agent4573
Your exhaust gasses are 1200+ degrees. Your oil...

Your exhaust gasses are 1200+ degrees. Your oil temp is 200ish degrees. You're going to have a hard time getting any decent amount of airflow heated to a comfortable level by running it through...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-21-2020, 07:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 405
Posted By agent4573
Can you hang the engine on a fuselage stand?

In the next week or so I'll be ready to hang the engine and start the firewall forward portion of the build. I would like to leave the fuselage on the cradle to do this because it keeps it level and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-21-2020, 12:44 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,393
Posted By agent4573
I agree, the RVs tend to be less stable (more...

I agree, the RVs tend to be less stable (more finicky?) then some certified counterparts. I've got a few hours under the hood hand flying a Cessna with a 6 pack and it doesn't scare me at all. Hours...
Forum: Reviews 12-17-2020, 05:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,119
Posted By agent4573
Pile on to my experience with Andair. I ordered...

Pile on to my experience with Andair. I ordered some replacement AN fittings to go with the TS Flightlines fuel hoses and just installed them today (Needed some 90 degree fittings and I ordered all...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 12-16-2020, 03:29 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,242
Posted By agent4573
About 1 PSI is the maximum pressure your pitot...

About 1 PSI is the maximum pressure your pitot line will see.

https://www.steinair.com/product/fitting-straight-pitot-union-connector-1-4-to-3-16-adapter/

That adapter lets you connect the 3/16...
Forum: My RV Build Project 12-16-2020, 03:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,501
Posted By agent4573
I just did the upper piece. It wouldn't have been...

I just did the upper piece. It wouldn't have been hard to do the lower as well, but the metal lowers fit pretty well after a trim, and I don't think I'll take them off the plane except for paint. The...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 12-11-2020, 01:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,154
Posted By agent4573
Sorry these are so small, but here's what happens...

Sorry these are so small, but here's what happens if a braided oil line chafes your engine mount.

>>From the Moderator: Just tap or click the image thumbnail and it’ll open in larger living color in...
Forum: My RV Build Project 12-08-2020, 08:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,501
Posted By agent4573
After the lower cap was done I moved on to the...

After the lower cap was done I moved on to the top of the rudder and vertical. These were in no way aligned and I really didn't like the look. After some suggestions in another thread that leaned...
Forum: My RV Build Project 12-08-2020, 07:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,501
Posted By agent4573
Been doing a whole lot of fiberglass work lately....

Been doing a whole lot of fiberglass work lately. I have zero previous experience with glass work, so this all took me way longer than it should have. Started with the horizontal stabs and elevators....
Forum: Propellers 12-03-2020, 03:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,415
Posted By agent4573
My guess would be hysteresis caused by a little...

My guess would be hysteresis caused by a little bit of stiction in the governor. If you're holding a valve closed with a spring and try to open it by lowering the amount of load on the spring, you...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 12-02-2020, 04:21 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,087
Posted By agent4573
First thought:...

First thought: https://www.mcmaster.com/detent-springs/press-fit-ball-nose-spring-plungers-6/

Build a bracket on the engine side that holds this perpendicular to the prop governor arm. The bracket...
Forum: Alternative Engines 11-30-2020, 02:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,137
Posted By agent4573
14 CFR 33 only requires 150 hour endurance run...

14 CFR 33 only requires 150 hour endurance run for certification. It wouldn't surprise me if they cover all certification requirements in the first 300 hours of testing and apply for initial...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-19-2020, 05:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,690
Posted By agent4573
https://www.tcwtech.com/product/control-valve-serv...

https://www.tcwtech.com/product/control-valve-servo-kit/?v=7516fd43adaa

Little more info about the TCW actuator kit.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-15-2020, 01:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,937
Posted By agent4573
No worries. ECI was a company that got bought out...

No worries. ECI was a company that got bought out or taken over by continental. I'm not sure the entire story, but the cylinder was an ECI design that titan/continental has kept in production for...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-15-2020, 12:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,937
Posted By agent4573
First google result for "eci taper cylinder...

First google result for "eci taper cylinder baffle" gives a link to some templates you can print and cut.

http://www.prettybits.com/files/Tapered_Cylinder_Baffle_Extensions_Continental-ECi.pdf
Forum: Reviews 11-11-2020, 12:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,119
Posted By agent4573
Andair

The product looks good and should hopefully last. The business itself was horrible to deal with. Hopefully I never need replacement parts or a rebuild or I'll be stuck on the ground for months. This...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-09-2020, 11:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,007
Posted By agent4573
Overall I would say its pretty good. There were...

Overall I would say its pretty good. There were some minor blemishes on the metal that could probably be polished out completely if you wanted to go the polished route, but some of them may show...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 11-07-2020, 07:39 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 34,685
Posted By agent4573
That's what I assumed with the electronic...

That's what I assumed with the electronic injection, just wanted to make sure. Thanks for the reply.
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 11-06-2020, 09:39 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 34,685
Posted By agent4573
Do you guys recommend a sniffle valve for...

Do you guys recommend a sniffle valve for installations running the full SDS system? I know mechanical fuel injection systems need it, but since post shut down leakage should be zero with electronic...
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-05-2020, 07:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,346
Posted By agent4573
The biggest thing was in my tail, they sent two...

The biggest thing was in my tail, they sent two right elevator skins and no left. Besides that it was minor nuts and bolts. They shipped everything everything out next day, no questions asked after I...
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-05-2020, 02:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 934
Posted By agent4573
If you have the electronic plans, its in the...

If you have the electronic plans, its in the construction drawings under "RV-7 - Main". There's not much there though, for this step it says "Installing the gear can't be easier. Rod in hole and a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-05-2020, 02:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,612
Posted By agent4573
As I understand CA rules, when you first register...

As I understand CA rules, when you first register the plane in CA, you have to pay the difference between the use tax rate and what you can prove you've already paid in sales tax. So if CA says you...
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-04-2020, 02:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,539
Posted By agent4573
You can do it, its not recommended. The 2nd...

You can do it, its not recommended. The 2nd alternator is normally much smaller than the first, lets say 20 amps vs 60 amps as an example. If your backup alternator is regulated 0.05 volts higher...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-04-2020, 01:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,540
Posted By agent4573
I'll do some more research on the 305/307/507...

I'll do some more research on the 305/307/507 differences. Thanks for that.

I thought the only thing that had to be done on the GTN navigator itself was to hit the "activate" button for approaches....
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-04-2020, 11:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,539
Posted By agent4573
They also make that same pad mount alternator but...

They also make that same pad mount alternator but regulated at full voltage as well. I believe you add a "B" to the end of the part number for the higher regulated version. It requires a switch since...
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-04-2020, 11:39 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,045
Posted By agent4573
Couldn't you start the airplane, then turn the...

Couldn't you start the airplane, then turn the master switch off and see if it goes away. Turning off the master should open the main contactor and remove the battery from the equation. With the...
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