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Forum: RV-14 11-24-2022, 12:18 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,038
Posted By Everwild
Yep. I dimpled the nutplate wings with a close...

Yep. I dimpled the nutplate wings with a close quarters die set. I think the pre-dimpled ones are a little more expensive? Not shipped with the Vans kit anyways.

I've also read that some guys use...
Forum: RV-14 11-20-2022, 11:33 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,038
Posted By Everwild
Same Cracking Issues

Working on these parts I'm also having difficulty. Will order new and try drilling them up to #17.

To me it almost looks like these are laser cut and not punched? All four of the #19 dimpled holes...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-17-2022, 10:32 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 23,285
Posted By Everwild
Anyone need two quarts of Flamemaster at a discount?

Well sh!*. I just ordered two quarts of Flamemaster from Vans to do my tanks and now rethinking whether I should use something else.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-14-2022, 10:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,320
Posted By Everwild
Dishwasher Safe?

I'm working on a set of fuel tanks for my -10. The ribs and some other parts seem to have a bunch of grime from either the hydroforming process or maybe laser cutting. Plus oils, boelube, scotch...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-09-2022, 10:39 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 818
Posted By Everwild
Thanks Tom for the insight! Makes perfect sense....

Thanks Tom for the insight! Makes perfect sense.

I currently don't really have an "accurate" fuel burn in the Warrior outside of the POH, or the probably not so accurate fuel burn needle. I was...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-09-2022, 09:52 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 818
Posted By Everwild
Low fuel warning sensors?

Thanks for all of the replies so far!

I'm transitioning from the high wing world and getting used to low wing tank changes every 30 minutes and calculating "estimating" fuel burn. To me, the process...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-06-2022, 10:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 818
Posted By Everwild
Vans or CiES Fuel Senders

Working on the tanks for a -10 and debating whether to use the Vans resistive float sensors or upgrade to CiES units.

The CiES units are reported to be very accurate and reliable, but they are $605...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-05-2022, 07:53 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,311
Posted By Everwild
I think the doors and glass are in the finish...

I think the doors and glass are in the finish kit? Those items would give builders a big chunk of work if they were sent with the fuse, or just sent to builders who needed the parts to keep...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-04-2022, 11:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,425
Posted By Everwild
How many gallons show with one sensor?

I'm considering the CiES senders for a -10 build and am curious how many gallons are left when the sender starts reading accurately?

There's a two sensor per tank option to read all of the fuel but...
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-04-2022, 10:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,177
Posted By Everwild
How'd it turn out?

Starting my tanks and researching senders. @bob865 did you end up going with 4 senders? How hard was it to install and calibrate? What did it end up costing in the end?

I didn't realize that senders...
Forum: Alternative Engines 10-24-2022, 10:08 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 7,151
Posted By Everwild
Which Engine Platform Then?

Seems the small market and lack of EAB consensus on alternative engine platform(s) keeps the Lycosaurus going as the ubiquitous choice.

If there was critical mass consensus on <200hp, and <300hp...
Forum: Alternative Engines 10-21-2022, 04:45 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 7,151
Posted By Everwild
TV rabbit hole

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PXjU20avQ28
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M7fRerWrryQ

Cool engineering. Seems like there's existing tech that could be adapted vs reinventing the wheel.
Forum: Alternative Engines 10-21-2022, 03:01 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 7,151
Posted By Everwild
Magnetic Gearbox?

Anyone ever experiment with a magnetic gearbox? Stumbled on the concept and wonder if it has a practical application in...
Forum: Alternative Engines 10-21-2022, 01:41 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 7,151
Posted By Everwild
Why are PSRUs so hard to design?

I've been reading through a lot of alternative engine threads and it would appear that there are auto based engines that check most of the boxes for aircraft. The LS3 in particular seems to have...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-21-2022, 11:39 AM
Replies: 271
Views: 207,854
Posted By Everwild
Thought this was cool. Lots of corn mazes in Ohio...

Thought this was cool. Lots of corn mazes in Ohio this time of year. Go Mud Hens!

Photo credit Spencer Headley.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-14-2022, 09:42 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 8,839
Posted By Everwild
I grabbed 3 of these off Amazon for a roughly 750...

I grabbed 3 of these off Amazon for a roughly 750 sqft workshop. They are supplementing 4 old florescent fixtures that are still there.

Super bright and super low cost. No issues for 1...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-11-2022, 11:30 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,847
Posted By Everwild
Yep, not to mention design trends change and what...

Yep, not to mention design trends change and what was cool in 2014 when the G3X released is not as cool as what's out there today. :) Helps keep designers busy.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-11-2022, 11:04 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,847
Posted By Everwild
x-height

For those who like random knowledge. When looking for a suitable font, look for one where the x-height is a larger percentage of the cap-height. The reason Open Sans makes a good display face is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-11-2022, 10:40 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,847
Posted By Everwild
Open Sans... Maybe.

Hi all. I've also been trying to figure out what font Garmin uses as a display face. I'm a graphic designer and have more nerdy knowledge about these things than most.

I think it's Open Sans (or...
Forum: Primers 10-11-2022, 09:08 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,918
Posted By Everwild
Creative Coatings in Warren Mi

https://www.creativecoatingsco.com/

I was in communication with a guy named Ron. without putting his info on here for bots. ron@creati__________.com.

He mentioned they had ordered in a bunch of two...
Forum: Primers 10-03-2022, 08:26 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,918
Posted By Everwild
My guess is 4 gallons total. 2 kits. Maybe more?...

My guess is 4 gallons total. 2 kits. Maybe more? I used most of a set on the empennage, but, I think I had the air pressure dialed up higher than necessary when I was learning how to use it. I was...
Forum: Primers 10-03-2022, 07:45 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,918
Posted By Everwild
AKZO Epoxy Primer

I'm using the Akzo epoxy primer and am very happy with the results. Coating seems bullet proof once cured. Can even dimple after priming and it doesn't chip. The product I'm using is 463-12-8 and...
Forum: RV-10 09-30-2022, 09:29 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 10,381
Posted By Everwild
Ross, I'm a couple of years from ordering an...

Ross,
I'm a couple of years from ordering an engine but trying to learn about engine options. Does this combination require a different exhaust as well?
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-26-2022, 03:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,229
Posted By Everwild
Video that explains it

Very informative video on the subject of rod end bearings as they apply to aircraft.

The answers related to reversing loads and wear on threads are correct. Most installations wont let the rod end...
Forum: Primers 09-22-2022, 07:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,770
Posted By Everwild
Cessna's Perspective

I'm building a -10 and decided to prime with epoxy primer. Location and mission are important factors IMO. I found a map that Cessna produced as part of a Service Letter. Search for "Cessna corrosion...
Forum: RV-10 09-11-2022, 09:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 708
Posted By Everwild
I remember sighting down all of the hinge...

I remember sighting down all of the hinge brackets and the center bearing after finishing the horizontal stabilizer and they looked to be in alignment. I'll take off the elevator and run some high...
Forum: RV-10 09-11-2022, 08:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 708
Posted By Everwild
RV-10 Horizontal Stabilizer to Elevator Rigging Question

I'm attaching the elevators to the horizontal stabilizer and am at the point where I need to drill the elevator horn at the hinge line with the supplied drill bushing.

I started with Vans...
Forum: RV-10 09-09-2022, 08:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,230
Posted By Everwild
That's awesome! Hope to get the same email. At a...

That's awesome! Hope to get the same email. At a standstill until the wings get here. Getting some deferred maintenance done around the house though :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-25-2022, 01:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,314
Posted By Everwild
I'm waiting on a -10 wing kit, and not there yet,...

I'm waiting on a -10 wing kit, and not there yet, but it was surprising that the doors are not included in the fuselage kit. Electrogunner's thought seems like a good one.

My guess is Vans knows...
Forum: RV-10 08-24-2022, 07:10 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,230
Posted By Everwild
Thumbs down July-August now October-December???

My crating window was also just pushed for a second time by 2 more months.
Forum: RV-10 08-10-2022, 10:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,676
Posted By Everwild
I effectively built the VS twice after ordering...

I effectively built the VS twice after ordering and reordering messed up parts. It takes time to learn and understand what and how Vans is telling you to do something. And realize how many different...
Forum: RV-10 08-10-2022, 10:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,676
Posted By Everwild
Try fluting

I didn't like the idea of grinding those flanges back too much and having an edge distance problem with that first rivet. I did grind them back some but also fluted the rib web ever so slightly to...
Forum: RV-10 08-10-2022, 10:25 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,980
Posted By Everwild
Thanks Bob. Yeah, I'm getting the logic...

Thanks Bob. Yeah, I'm getting the logic programmed with cheap hobby servos for now and will look at the 12v servos. I'll have to step down the voltage for the controller but like the idea of just...
Forum: RV-10 08-10-2022, 11:11 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,980
Posted By Everwild
Josh just re-read the thread and saw your post....

Josh just re-read the thread and saw your post. Would love to connect on this.
Forum: RV-10 08-10-2022, 11:03 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,980
Posted By Everwild
How About Climate Control?

There are good arguments on both sides. I was thinking about using servos to control heat and vent air. My feeling is a servo for the Aerosport overhead would definitely be a nice add. However,...
Forum: RV-10 07-18-2022, 10:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,076
Posted By Everwild
Love your dimpler. Would you be willing to share...

Love your dimpler. Would you be willing to share a parts list and basic dimensions? I don't think the cycle time is too slow. You will be happy to have some extra time as a it will help save you from...
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-12-2022, 07:42 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,880
Posted By Everwild
I'm also getting a little bit of distortion on...

I'm also getting a little bit of distortion on the outside of my skins. It's almost like the entire c-frame is moving ever so slightly downward with each blow. I can't quite figure it out since I...
Forum: RV-10 06-19-2022, 09:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,076
Posted By Everwild
Agree with Carl. Also, there's enough to do...

Agree with Carl. Also, there's enough to do before you get to the tailcone that you can wait for a replacement without holding up progress.
Forum: Tools 06-13-2022, 08:12 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,557
Posted By Everwild
Try an auction

I purchased an 8" Wilton for $80 at an online machinery auction. Cost $100 to pack and ship it but it is the last vice I will ever need. Formed the tailcone longerons recently and it worked great....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-11-2022, 07:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,558
Posted By Everwild
Vans pointed me to the PDF called "RV-10 Manual -...

Vans pointed me to the PDF called "RV-10 Manual - Main.pdf." The table was on page 2. Maybe something similar exists for the -14.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-10-2022, 11:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,558
Posted By Everwild
Also following this. I have a cosmetic issue on...

Also following this. I have a cosmetic issue on the right elevator lower trailing edge skin near the closeout tab. Vans support said I could use filler to fix the problem before paint as long as it...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-10-2022, 11:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,761
Posted By Everwild
Related RV-10 elevator balance question

I have a minor cosmetic problem on the bottom of one elevator trailing edge skin. I contacted Vans and they said using some filler as a fix would be fine as long as it doesn't put my elevator out of...
Forum: RV-14 05-07-2022, 12:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,373
Posted By Everwild
A tip for future builders

So got through the tab bends OK, only to mess up the match drilling. When I went to match drill them, I must have been squeezing the tabs together a bit too much and ended up pulling the lower skin...
Forum: Painting your RV 05-03-2022, 01:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 654
Posted By Everwild
Looking for tips on preparing for paint during the build

If you are a professional aircraft painter, what do you want to see done before the plane enters your shop? What prep details make for a great paint job over a good one?

Hoping to start a thread to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-01-2022, 10:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,549
Posted By Everwild
I'm working on a 10 and the tip ribs for the...

I'm working on a 10 and the tip ribs for the elevators were not wrapped in blue, had fluting, dimples and some deburring already done. They still needed a fair amount of work to get the webs flat and...
Forum: RV-10 03-26-2022, 05:13 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 20,476
Posted By Everwild
Yes. SB wings.

Yes. SB wings.
Forum: RV-10 03-26-2022, 03:28 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 20,476
Posted By Everwild
-10 Wings

Excited to report -10 wings that were ordered in February are expected to crate in July timeframe.
Forum: RV-10 03-14-2022, 10:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,765
Posted By Everwild
Did you race?

OMG has a disadvantage without wheel pants but would be curious about two vs three blades and any other performance mods unique to each.
Forum: RV-14 03-03-2022, 08:37 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,759
Posted By Everwild
I got to these HS nose ribs on a -10 last night....

I got to these HS nose ribs on a -10 last night. Fortunately I remembered seeing something about the rubber donut technique and gave it a try. Worked well, mostly. Still not easy to get a bucking bar...
Forum: RV-10 03-02-2022, 09:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 636
Posted By Everwild
Thanks Mike! Long shank 1/8 rivet set ordered. I...

Thanks Mike! Long shank 1/8 rivet set ordered. I have that round back rivet bucking bar and looking forward to trying it.

I've had good luck with cardboard and electrical tape to nest my small...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-02-2022, 08:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,386
Posted By Everwild
Thanks for the feedback. OK. Thinking I'll do the...

Thanks for the feedback. OK. Thinking I'll do the JB Weld during the riveting process, touch it up and let it cure with the rivets in.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-02-2022, 12:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,386
Posted By Everwild
Was thinking I would rivet all of the holes...

Was thinking I would rivet all of the holes except the damaged hole. While at it, I would carefully put a little dab of JB weld under and around where the errant hole is and let it cure. Probably...
Forum: RV-10 03-01-2022, 07:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 636
Posted By Everwild
HS Inboard Nose Ribs Rivet Order

A question for -10 builders. Is there any reason not to rivet the HS inboard nose ribs to the front spar before inserting everything into the skins?

Vans has you rivet ALL nose ribs into the skins...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-01-2022, 07:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,386
Posted By Everwild
Another figure 8 dimple hole

Hi all. I screwed up and put a "figure 8" dimple hole in one of my horizontal stab skins. Fortunately it's on a bottom trailing edge. So my fix is to put two rivets equal distance on either side. I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-23-2022, 11:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,514
Posted By Everwild
Vans Builder Map

Hi All! Here's a map that another builder and I created using data available on VAF. You can turn layers on and off using the legend in the upper...
Forum: My RV Build Project 02-22-2022, 09:35 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,154
Posted By Everwild
Mindset was to enjoy building now and enjoy...

Mindset was to enjoy building now and enjoy traveling in it with friends and family in early retirement. I'm focused on making steady progress and not necessarily an end date. Trying to get 14-20...
Forum: Northeast 02-21-2022, 08:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,764
Posted By Everwild
Here's a map that another VAF user built using...

Here's a map that another VAF user built using the data available on VAF. Legend is in the upper left where you can filter by...
Forum: RV-10 02-18-2022, 11:09 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,410
Posted By Everwild
Congrats Paul. Welcome to the madness. I'm not...

Congrats Paul. Welcome to the madness.

I'm not far ahead of you working on the tail of a -10, and also thinking a mix of available panels with select materials and custom seats. Will look forward...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-16-2022, 09:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,691
Posted By Everwild
Thanks! Yes, that rib has a little bit of rise in...

Thanks! Yes, that rib has a little bit of rise in the middle and the camera angle makes it look high at the spar end, but the right side lines up well with the spar. So everything needs to be...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-16-2022, 08:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,691
Posted By Everwild
HS rib flanges

Related to this thread, is this an example of needing to bend the flanges of the ribs to 90 degrees so they are parallel to the skin and spars? Assuming that might help some with the wrinkles?

I...
Forum: Interiors 02-16-2022, 03:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,327
Posted By Everwild
@Staunch111 I agree. The current offering from...

@Staunch111 I agree. The current offering from established brands are nice but what are the options if you want to take your interior to the next level? Or just want your plane to look different than...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-11-2022, 04:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,691
Posted By Everwild
Over fluting?

Is it also possible that I over fluted those ribs?

Everything else looks really good except the middle horizontal row of ribs. Could I have shortened the distance between the holes with the fluting...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-11-2022, 01:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,691
Posted By Everwild
Awesome insight. A new level of variables to...

Awesome insight. A new level of variables to think about.

Yes, I have basically been trying not to muck up the parts during processing, deburring etc for assembly. Outside of fluting, I haven't...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-11-2022, 01:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,691
Posted By Everwild
No criticism taken! Looking to get better and...

No criticism taken! Looking to get better and appreciate the feedback.

But I am a little confused, because all of the dimples were done exactly the same way, with a DRDT2. I'm getting good witness...
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