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Forum: Safety 05-04-2021, 10:03 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,133
Posted By David Paule
Thanks - that's totally helpful. Dave

Thanks - that's totally helpful.

Dave
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-04-2021, 09:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 613
Posted By David Paule
1. You're looking for the wrong specification....

1. You're looking for the wrong specification. Try AMS-S-8802.

2. Skygeek.com is a decent source for type A sealant as well as access hatch sealant, which permits easier removal. Van's has the best...
Forum: RV-10 05-02-2021, 04:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 599
Posted By David Paule
Instead of the biggest RV, I'm building the...

Instead of the biggest RV, I'm building the smallest, so feel free to neglect my comment.

Whichever order you chose, wings first or fuselage first, you'll be storing the other for a while. Base your...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-02-2021, 09:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 580
Posted By David Paule
You won't like this idea and I'm only mentioning...

You won't like this idea and I'm only mentioning it for historical accuracy. Back around 1970 a helicopter (with a low Vne compared to RVs). had a badly cracked bubble. The mechanics drilled small...
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-01-2021, 05:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 495
Posted By David Paule
Priming Drilled Holes - An Electrical Issue

Every once in a while something in Wall Street Journal directly pertains to our airplanes. As you might know, Boeing is working through a new issue with the 737 MAX. This time it's a simple...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-01-2021, 09:12 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 7,611
Posted By David Paule
Might be worth going to a good quality body shop...

Might be worth going to a good quality body shop and asking their best bump-out specialist to see what can be done. In other words, get an expert rather than making this a DIY job.

So far I've done...
Forum: My RV Build Project 04-29-2021, 07:15 PM
Replies: 559
Views: 334,183
Posted By David Paule
Iíve been trying to determine the positioning of...

Iíve been trying to determine the positioning of the throttle, trim and mixture and prop controls. The main thing seems to be to put them where they donít interfere with each other, have a clean run...
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 04-29-2021, 06:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 280
Posted By David Paule
Both photo are visible. You did it! Dave

Both photo are visible. You did it!

Dave
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 04-29-2021, 12:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 280
Posted By David Paule
It did not show up and I could not open the...

It did not show up and I could not open the link.

Dave
Forum: My RV Build Project 04-28-2021, 08:01 AM
Replies: 559
Views: 334,183
Posted By David Paule
That's about where it works out if you make it...

That's about where it works out if you make it per the plans and use the supplied manual trim cable. Mine will be just slightly lower and more forward, but pretty much there too.

A lot of RV-3B...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-27-2021, 06:13 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,937
Posted By David Paule
I'm doing it myself, one cable at a time. Where...

I'm doing it myself, one cable at a time. Where the device manufacturer specifies wire colors, I'm following that plan. I label the cable bundle at each end.

Dave
RV-3B, now setting up the cockpit
Forum: Fiberglass 04-27-2021, 09:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 321
Posted By David Paule
I built it a while ago and so far it hasn't...

I built it a while ago and so far it hasn't bothered me a whit.

I was just checking in to see if there was anything I missed, any reason to paint it.

Dave
Forum: My RV Build Project 04-26-2021, 06:22 PM
Replies: 559
Views: 334,183
Posted By David Paule
Hi, Ed, thanks for the photo. The location of the...

Hi, Ed, thanks for the photo. The location of the trim lever seems to be very close to what I'll have, and that's a helpful bit of reassurance.

That latch is interesting. I suppose it's the canopy...
Forum: Fiberglass 04-26-2021, 06:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 321
Posted By David Paule
No regrets on the Gold Lindy. Thanks, both of...

No regrets on the Gold Lindy.

Thanks, both of you.

Dave
Forum: Fiberglass 04-26-2021, 05:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 321
Posted By David Paule
Do I Need To Paint the Fiberglass Avionics Shelf?

I made a fiberglass avionics shelf for my RV-3B. Except for one part of it, the switch panel, it won't be visible unless the top cover is off, and there won't be any sunlight on it. The switch panel...
Forum: RV-14 04-26-2021, 03:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 799
Posted By David Paule
Type A tank sealant is considerably thinner than...

Type A tank sealant is considerably thinner than the more common Type B. Might make a better starting point.

Dave
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-21-2021, 04:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 885
Posted By David Paule
I don't have an RV-8 but I wonder if somehow the...

I don't have an RV-8 but I wonder if somehow the aft canopy latch could have gotten disengaged.

Dave
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-20-2021, 08:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 889
Posted By David Paule
It has been said, "Slow down, you move too...

It has been said,

"Slow down, you move too fast
You've got to make the morning last...."

Some years ago, a couple of older ladies gave a talk here about hiking the Colorado Trail. This is a fairly...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-20-2021, 08:24 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 920
Posted By David Paule
1. You already mentioned the things you need to...

1. You already mentioned the things you need to start getting knowledge and training your hands.

2. Here on VAF there's a whole Tools section. Spend some time with it - also with the Tips section....
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-19-2021, 07:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 366
Posted By David Paule
I would expect that to be the most difficult to...

I would expect that to be the most difficult to achieve and the hardest to verify.

But I'm not a CFD user.

Dave
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-19-2021, 06:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 366
Posted By David Paule
There's the old-school approach, which still...

There's the old-school approach, which still works. Plan the systems on your RV-8 so that you can obtain pressures at nearly any point you are interested in, and have a method of recording them. And...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-19-2021, 12:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 73,219
Posted By David Paule
NO!

Those give holes that are too big.

#6 screw needs a #29 drill hole, which is the nominal size for #6 screws, which are .136 diameter

#8 screw needs a #19 drill hole, which is the closest to the...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 04-19-2021, 10:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 334
Posted By David Paule
What in the world is a TCW? Dave

What in the world is a TCW?

Dave
Forum: My RV Build Project 04-18-2021, 10:39 AM
Replies: 559
Views: 334,183
Posted By David Paule
Since Iím making my own throttle lever, and Iím...

Since Iím making my own throttle lever, and Iím putting the PTT switch on the throttle, I got to get intimate with the switch today.

The PTT uses soldered wires. Both the Otto switch and Steinís...
Forum: RV-3 04-17-2021, 11:50 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 83,432
Posted By David Paule
Manual Trim Cable Routing

It seems as if the manual trim cable should enter the cockpit above the rudder cable. That wasn't obvious to me and I arranged to have it enter below. Now things are clearer. My fuselage is slightly...
Forum: RV-14 04-14-2021, 10:43 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 994
Posted By David Paule
As for publishing, I've found that occasional...

As for publishing, I've found that occasional comments are worth a bunch. They help me ensure than I've thought of critical things. Sometimes people send me comments off-line and these too are very...
Forum: RV-14 04-13-2021, 06:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 994
Posted By David Paule
Plan for storage. As you get the kits, you'll...

Plan for storage. As you get the kits, you'll have lots of bits of hardware and lots of other parts. Then as you build, you'll gradually have a bunch of large airplane parts that need storage...
Forum: My RV Build Project 04-13-2021, 08:30 AM
Replies: 559
Views: 334,183
Posted By David Paule
One of the things in the cockpit on the left side...

One of the things in the cockpit on the left side that affects other things is the trim handle. I need to know where it goes. Since the trim cable is made, the handle is at the forward end and the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-12-2021, 08:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,370
Posted By David Paule
Don't think I'd use hot melt glue for anything on...

Don't think I'd use hot melt glue for anything on the firewall.

Or for anything at all important elsewhere on the airplane.

Dave
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-10-2021, 10:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,127
Posted By David Paule
As the others said, but additionally, add the...

As the others said, but additionally, add the running toque of the nut's locking element, which you'll have to measure.

Dave
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-10-2021, 08:04 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,758
Posted By David Paule
Hate to say this since I'm nine years into my...

Hate to say this since I'm nine years into my RV-3B project, but the cheapest airplane is probably a used one, and that includes certified.

Split your goal up so that one goal is to fly and the...
Forum: My RV Build Project 04-09-2021, 11:21 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,504
Posted By David Paule
What does the avionics switch do for you? Can you...

What does the avionics switch do for you? Can you eliminate it?

Is your ELT on battery power if it's switch is on and the master is off? Because some are not, and those switches can be left on.

I...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-07-2021, 11:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 797
Posted By David Paule
I like. Beautifully simple. Dave

I like.

Beautifully simple.

Dave
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 04-07-2021, 11:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 793
Posted By David Paule
Look at the Otto P7 series. I emailed their data...

Look at the Otto P7 series. I emailed their data sheet to you.

Dave
Forum: My RV Build Project 04-07-2021, 11:31 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,504
Posted By David Paule
Scott, I like to have a flow to the starting and...

Scott, I like to have a flow to the starting and to the shutdown. I prefer going left to right for the start-up, and right to left for the shutdown. Yours is more of a hopscotch pattern.

Now that's...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-05-2021, 03:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 441
Posted By David Paule
The previous poster, Blake, has given me...

The previous poster, Blake, has given me excellent service. Happy to say he's one of the numerous good guys in this field. I'd buy from him again and probably will.

Before changing tailwheels or...
Forum: My RV Build Project 04-05-2021, 01:55 PM
Replies: 559
Views: 334,183
Posted By David Paule
Thanks for these comments. I have sat in the...

Thanks for these comments.

I have sat in the cockpit a number of times with the switch panel (and the avionics shelf, which is part of the same fiberglass part) installed. I need to pay attention...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-03-2021, 01:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 664
Posted By David Paule
That's pretty darn clever. Good job! Dave

That's pretty darn clever. Good job!

Dave
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-03-2021, 10:49 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,738
Posted By David Paule
I've seen some of these parts - they look...

I've seen some of these parts - they look great.

Dave
Forum: My RV Build Project 04-01-2021, 07:24 PM
Replies: 559
Views: 334,183
Posted By David Paule
Here’s the next revision of the switch panel This...

Here’s the next revision of the switch panel This one works fine - it’s what I’ll do for the real one. Left to right,

Start
Master Battery/Alternator LH ignition
RH ignition
Fuel pump
Nav/Strobe...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-31-2021, 06:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,151
Posted By David Paule
I didn't know that I might be able to get hangar...

I didn't know that I might be able to get hangar coverage on my homeowner's insurance. I have it on a stand-alone policy, and it includes something for project coverage, too. It's more than just...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-30-2021, 10:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 292
Posted By David Paule
Thanks, Mike. Dave

Thanks, Mike.

Dave
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-30-2021, 09:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 292
Posted By David Paule
Looking For PTT Switch

I've got this one (https://www.steinair.com/product/14-momentary-push-button-switch/) from Steinair.com.

https://www.steinair.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/PTT-SWITCH-L-DSC03556.jpg

Functionally,...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-29-2021, 06:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 368
Posted By David Paule
When I changed engines on my non-RV, I had the...

When I changed engines on my non-RV, I had the chance to use a digital tach, and my mechanical tach was accurate through its range. At that time it was about 40 years old, but I'd replaced the cable...
Forum: RV-3 03-29-2021, 06:43 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 192
Posted By David Paule
Manual Trim Cable Routing?

Anyone have any photos of the trim cable going into the stabilizer rib?

Hoe about going through the F-309 bulkhead? This is the aft-most full height bulkhead.

I have the holes through the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-29-2021, 01:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,013
Posted By David Paule
I bought all the airframe kits at once. Then one...

I bought all the airframe kits at once. Then one day Santa offered me a deal on an engine. Once I got the engine, I ordered the finish kit. I'm building an RV-3B and there is no FWF kit for that...
Forum: Fiberglass 03-28-2021, 07:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,273
Posted By David Paule
Actually, in my experience, once the strength and...

Actually, in my experience, once the strength and stiffness has been matched, in a decent design, the carbon one is indeed lighter.

Dave
Old retired engineer
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-28-2021, 04:19 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,888
Posted By David Paule
They've stopped using the metal cans? Dave

They've stopped using the metal cans?

Dave
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-28-2021, 02:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,710
Posted By David Paule
I have a non-RV with a carb. That plane has an...

I have a non-RV with a carb. That plane has an ARP carburetor ice detector. The light comes on when there's actual ice, and it shows the onset of icing. It's been reliable to the point that my RV-3B...
Forum: RV-3 03-28-2021, 08:08 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,590
Posted By David Paule
210 mph which is almost 183 kts, and it's...

210 mph which is almost 183 kts, and it's TAS.

On a few RV-3s, the builder installed mass balances. As far as I know, there have been no reported cases of flutter or accidents due to flutter on...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-26-2021, 06:07 PM
Replies: 1,841
Views: 527,327
Posted By David Paule
Frankly, I like food and think that for a...

Frankly, I like food and think that for a productive RV experience, food must be a part of it. Keep it up, Steve. I'm interested in your conclusions regarding your favorite pizza.

On my VAF builder...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-25-2021, 07:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 488
Posted By David Paule
Side Tipping Canopies - Hold-Open Devices

I've seen three RVs in the last couple of weeks that had ways to keep the canopy from opening too far but none had any way to keep the canopy from blowing shut accidentally if a gust caught it on the...
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 03-25-2021, 12:55 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,103
Posted By David Paule
Jay, you described the Cyclone 180, a Cessna 180...

Jay, you described the Cyclone 180, a Cessna 180 clone kit from the 1990s. They are no longer available. I suppose there's not a great demand for them relatively speaking, any more than there was for...
Forum: Tools 03-25-2021, 11:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,041
Posted By David Paule
We use a bucket, a bucket/squeezer thing and a...

We use a bucket, a bucket/squeezer thing and a mop. Works well but is a pain. Last time it took two of us maybe six hours to do the 1,900 square feet. Cheap, though.

Dave
Forum: My RV Build Project 03-25-2021, 10:24 AM
Replies: 559
Views: 334,183
Posted By David Paule
The airspeed indicator is simply because I am...

The airspeed indicator is simply because I am trying to preserve the operational similarity to my C180, which not only has one but has the same maximum flap speed. Also it's a back up if the wee...
Forum: My RV Build Project 03-24-2021, 06:40 PM
Replies: 559
Views: 334,183
Posted By David Paule
Finn, thereís plenty of stick clearance, and...

Finn, thereís plenty of stick clearance, and although I checked that before committing to this avionics shelf/switch panel system, it was definitely worth double-checking now. I didnít measure it but...
Forum: RV-3 03-24-2021, 12:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 486
Posted By David Paule
Van's has an RV-3 plans thumb drive, which does...

Van's has an RV-3 plans thumb drive, which does not contain cowl drawings but does contain the firewall drawing, and perhaps that might assist you.

Otherwise I think the answer is "42," and thanks...
Forum: My RV Build Project 03-23-2021, 07:49 PM
Replies: 559
Views: 334,183
Posted By David Paule
This is a mock-up of the switch panel thatís...

This is a mock-up of the switch panel thatís under the instrument panel. The real one is integral with the avionics shelf and I didnít want to drill holes in it until I was sure of the positions....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-23-2021, 01:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 678
Posted By David Paule
You can generally copy the contents of a PDF to...

You can generally copy the contents of a PDF to the clipboard, and thence to a Word document, where it can be edited.

Dave
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-22-2021, 06:42 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,457
Posted By David Paule
I used to have a 170. The restriction was because...

I used to have a 170. The restriction was because at the maximum flap speed, in a full slip, it would abruptly pitch down. At less than max flap speed, it was okay, at least at the weight and CG that...
Forum: RV-3 03-22-2021, 01:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,490
Posted By David Paule
I'll be seeing the plane in a few days - Derek is...

I'll be seeing the plane in a few days - Derek is not far from me, and I can probably assist with repairs and installation of the pitch servo.

Dave
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-22-2021, 09:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,157
Posted By David Paule
Well, it's going to be more like an LSA RV-4 with...

Well, it's going to be more like an LSA RV-4 with appropriately reduced performance. I would say that it's nothing close to an RV-8. Lightyears apart.

But it might be roughly equivalent to a tandem...
Forum: My RV Build Project 03-21-2021, 08:18 PM
Replies: 559
Views: 334,183
Posted By David Paule
The steps are made but so far are unprimed. Since...

The steps are made but so far are unprimed. Since the spar bulkheadís flange is truncated compared to what drawing 24 shows, I added a J stiffener to that area of the step. And since the joint to the...
Forum: RV-3 03-21-2021, 03:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,490
Posted By David Paule
Next time I'm at the airport, I'll try to measure...

Next time I'm at the airport, I'll try to measure the radius from the pivot to the pushrod attachment point for you. Mine is the RV-3B installation very much like Russell's. Perhaps using the same...
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