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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-13-2012, 09:46 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,750
Posted By danielhv
One of Vans' practice kits would be a good way to...

One of Vans' practice kits would be a good way to get your feet wet! I built both before taking the plunge!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-13-2012, 09:43 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 12,127
Posted By danielhv
This too! I've also seen some that they put...

This too! I've also seen some that they put strips of fiberglass over the rivet lines, and feathered them out. But again - repairs would be 10x more difficult to blend beyond recognition.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-13-2012, 09:20 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 12,127
Posted By danielhv
I've seen more than a few RV's with this done,...

I've seen more than a few RV's with this done, although it was primarily on the wings. The only issue I know of is that certain areas begin to crack due to the vibration around the rivet. If it...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-23-2012, 07:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,519
Posted By danielhv
As Bruce said, clean the corrosion off with...

As Bruce said, clean the corrosion off with scotch brite and move on. Personally, I wouldn't even alodine it. The hole will be filled with proseal, and the skin will be painted some day. I have...
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-23-2012, 07:43 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 15,662
Posted By danielhv
$3,650.00!!! :eek:

$3,650.00!!! :eek:
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 09-28-2011, 08:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,433
Posted By danielhv
Is it just me or did the tail wheel look like it...

Is it just me or did the tail wheel look like it was at an angle to the left? :confused:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-22-2011, 06:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,119
Posted By danielhv
Just curious; what does mixing the two types of...

Just curious; what does mixing the two types of gas do?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-20-2011, 09:21 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 25,890
Posted By danielhv
I'll be there...

I'm planning on coming this year, I missed out last year. Probably going to have to drive as renting wouldn't make sense as high as the rates are in Arkansas. :(
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-06-2011, 10:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,373
Posted By danielhv
Crow Harness - What size spacing for crotch strap kit?

Im in the process of installing the crotch strap kit and plan on using the Crow harnesses... IIRC, the harness from Vans calls for an 1/8" spacing, the Hookers need a much larger spacing...

What...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-04-2011, 04:06 PM
Replies: 1,909
Views: 1,238,434
Posted By danielhv
Feels good huh?! I was SO glad to be done with...

Feels good huh?! I was SO glad to be done with the wings!
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-30-2011, 02:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,093
Posted By danielhv
Response from Vans: Daniel, It's never been...

Response from Vans:

Daniel,

It's never been tested to see what the effect would be. My guess it's not an issue, but we have no data to confirm this.

Thanks,

Joe
Forum: Safety 08-30-2011, 02:14 PM
Replies: 244
Views: 38,459
Posted By danielhv
I voted no. I think they should be reserved for...

I voted no. I think they should be reserved for airports when there is NO traffic at the field or in the pattern. This procedure is giving RV'ers a bad wrap because too many people do not know what...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-30-2011, 01:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,954
Posted By danielhv
I can say that the thin nose yoke sure does come...

I can say that the thin nose yoke sure does come in handy in tight spots where u cant get the nose + die of another yoke in there (ie. trailing edge of ribs).
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-30-2011, 01:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,954
Posted By danielhv
I somewhat disagree with this... I have been in...

I somewhat disagree with this... I have been in the situation where I did not have the proper tool to do the job, and ended up trying to make other things work so I wasn't at a stopping point. Ended...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-30-2011, 01:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,954
Posted By danielhv
In order of most used yokes: 3" C-Yoke Longeron...

In order of most used yokes:

3" C-Yoke
Longeron Yoke
4" Thin nose no-hole yoke

I use them all. All 3 came with my toolkit from Ishams (planetools.com) Love every one of them. The 3" C is a good...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-30-2011, 01:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,504
Posted By danielhv
There is plenty of discussion on this very...

There is plenty of discussion on this very...
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-29-2011, 09:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,093
Posted By danielhv
You are probably right. I sent Vans an email to...

You are probably right. I sent Vans an email to see what they say about it. I will update the thread with their response incase someone ever makes this same mistake. :(
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-29-2011, 09:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,093
Posted By danielhv
My apologies, you are correct. I should have...

My apologies, you are correct. I should have been a little more specific. I'm referring to the lightening holes in the ribs. The plans call for opening up some of them for the control arm...
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-28-2011, 10:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,093
Posted By danielhv
Whew! Good, was hoping to hear that. Thank you!

Whew! Good, was hoping to hear that. Thank you!
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-27-2011, 10:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,093
Posted By danielhv
F-716 Seat Ribs...

So I got a little carried away and opened up all of my seat ribs... The directions specify to open up a few to allow the control arm room to move... is this going to be an issue? See...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-24-2011, 04:56 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,442
Posted By danielhv
Sounds fair to me. Like I said, I have no...

Sounds fair to me. Like I said, I have no problem holding up my end of the deal... but its too frustrating to have to fix his screw ups, use my hardware to dig through the piles of un-organized ****...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-24-2011, 04:51 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,442
Posted By danielhv
This has nothing to do with me trying to get out...

This has nothing to do with me trying to get out of it per-say. I'd be more than happy to HELP him build the wings if he would do it right. But he isn't. He won't replace the parts that need to be...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-24-2011, 03:51 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,442
Posted By danielhv
Unhappy Ok, I need help getting out of this one...

Ok, this is kinda long so I apologize, I just want to make sure I say everything so you guys understand my position.

So a long time ago, in a galaxy far far away...

I've got a long time friend that...
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-31-2011, 12:44 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 31,208
Posted By danielhv
My goodness how easy we go on a rant. He's just...

My goodness how easy we go on a rant. He's just asking flight envelope questions guys... No need to beat on someone about the reasoning behind their choices. He's a grown man. If you don't have...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-31-2011, 07:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,680
Posted By danielhv
You sir, are a lucky guy! Very nice video! Im...

You sir, are a lucky guy! Very nice video! Im jealous :o
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-28-2011, 11:42 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 865
Posted By danielhv
F-716B's (Seat Rib Access Doors)

Where are these F-716B's at?! I can't find them anywhere, and the plans do not have any drawings to fab them. Am I missing something here?
Forum: Painting your RV 04-29-2011, 09:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,716
Posted By danielhv
True Statement!

True Statement!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-29-2011, 09:08 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,397
Posted By danielhv
Does anything truly DRY in HOUSTON? ;)

Does anything truly DRY in HOUSTON? ;)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-24-2011, 03:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,388
Posted By danielhv
I cant help you because I live in Little Rock...

I cant help you because I live in Little Rock now... But I CAN say this... Being that close to 52F, there is no better place to be for RV help!

Give it a few hours, you'll see what I mean.......
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-24-2011, 09:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,202
Posted By danielhv
as long as she is still there to look at you,...

as long as she is still there to look at you, you're fine. Its when she leaves that you need to step back and re-evaluate! :D
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-24-2011, 08:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,202
Posted By danielhv
I asked this same...

I asked this same question:

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=32529
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-24-2011, 08:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,008
Posted By danielhv
Anybody have the plans for it? Or a picture?

Anybody have the plans for it? Or a picture?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-23-2011, 06:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,453
Posted By danielhv
Glad everyone came out ok. It'll be interesting...

Glad everyone came out ok. It'll be interesting to learn what happened so it can be prevented from us up-comers!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-23-2011, 06:07 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 12,538
Posted By danielhv
Just do a drum or tank and be done. How many ppl...

Just do a drum or tank and be done. How many ppl do you think actually get pulled over so the officer can check whats in the drum/tank? Never heard of it. Just get a good tank or a good drum, and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-23-2011, 05:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,008
Posted By danielhv
Edge Forming Tool... Need Help

I am literally butchering my edges with this thing. I try it on scrap, not much better. I've tried keeping it loose, making it tight, pulling at different angles, holding the work in different...
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-13-2011, 10:31 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,199
Posted By danielhv
If its the actual instructions, I'd love a copy...

If its the actual instructions, I'd love a copy as well. I already have the plans done. Thanks!

Daniel

daniel@danielhv.com
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-13-2011, 10:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,972
Posted By danielhv
I can probably scan mine... we have a high speed...

I can probably scan mine... we have a high speed scanner at work. I'll see what I can do Monday. You'll just have to excuse some of my writing. :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-06-2011, 08:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,547
Posted By danielhv
I see... so is it just a build and hope type...

I see... so is it just a build and hope type scenario? I have no idea what engine, prop, panel, interior, etc im going to use....
Forum: Primers 03-06-2011, 09:44 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 17,612
Posted By danielhv
I voted for 'Other'. I have used SEM, which is...

I voted for 'Other'. I have used SEM, which is excellent despite cost. But best bang for buck would be Duplicolor Self Etching Primer.
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-06-2011, 09:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,636
Posted By danielhv
Pretty much yes. I used a wooden dowel rod taped...

Pretty much yes. I used a wooden dowel rod taped to the inside of the trailing edge to keep it from creasing. Mine isn't exactly perfect, but I've seen MUCH worse! Here's is a good write...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-06-2011, 09:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,532
Posted By danielhv
Wow, I never thought it would have been that...

Wow, I never thought it would have been that difficult! Is that normal? Perhaps the engine mount is a tad off spec?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-05-2011, 05:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,547
Posted By danielhv
NW vs TW for big guys?

Not trying to start a war here, so please keep the replies related to CG, flight/takeoff/landing/taxiing characteristics, etc. We already know which one looks cooler...

Im looking for opinions on...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-26-2011, 02:27 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,972
Posted By danielhv
You have nothing to worry about there, build on!

You have nothing to worry about there, build on!
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-08-2010, 03:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,212
Posted By danielhv
What Brandon said... Oops rivets should work fine.

What Brandon said... Oops rivets should work fine.
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-08-2010, 10:34 AM
Replies: 1,909
Views: 1,238,434
Posted By danielhv
Well, this thing is FINALLY starting to take on...

Well, this thing is FINALLY starting to take on some kind of shape that looks like an airplane, and not just airplane parts! I figure another year or so and people won't have to ask what I'm...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-05-2010, 05:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,430
Posted By danielhv
any other thoughts? I'll be doing this tomorrow,...

any other thoughts? I'll be doing this tomorrow, so I'd like a little more backup here!! :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-02-2010, 08:56 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 7,436
Posted By danielhv
Im interested depending on price. I havent even...

Im interested depending on price. I havent even picked out an engine, but I'd like to get them while they are available!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-02-2010, 06:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,627
Posted By danielhv
Well, perhaps instead of shrink wrapping, you...

Well, perhaps instead of shrink wrapping, you could use the method I used for my furniture and lawn equipment?

When I moved to LR from DFW, I had alot more stuff than I had room for in the new...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-02-2010, 08:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,430
Posted By danielhv
Match Drilling AFT Fuse - Plumb??

So I have seen on some builder sites where they get the fuse all plumb before match drilling anything on the aft fuse...

But in the Orndorff video all he does is move the centerline marked on the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-25-2010, 06:12 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,700
Posted By danielhv
Planetools hands down. I've dealt with all the...

Planetools hands down. I've dealt with all the other companies on various things... you cannot beat the customer service, price, and quality of planetools. Here's when I bought...
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-24-2010, 08:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,343
Posted By danielhv
Me personally... I wouldn't worry about it. As...

Me personally... I wouldn't worry about it. As long as a habbit is not made, I dont see an issue here. It isn't a structual part... most of the strength is coming from the rib to skin rivets......
Forum: Painting your RV 10-23-2010, 01:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,824
Posted By danielhv
Practice paint?

Im wanting to learn how to paint, but dont want to spray the expensive Jetflex to do so! I have some spare parts to practice on... but what paint would be a good (and cheap) learning platform??
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-20-2010, 11:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,028
Posted By danielhv
My thoughts exactly. Nobody said you HAVE to...

My thoughts exactly. Nobody said you HAVE to click on the link! Facebook can be both a personal socializing tool as well as a valuable business tool.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-18-2010, 11:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,779
Posted By danielhv
LOL, why do I find it humorous that I know...

LOL, why do I find it humorous that I know exactly what your talking about?!?

Ladies, if you haven't noticed, guys are gross! :D :cool:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-17-2010, 07:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,768
Posted By danielhv
What he said ^. Worked great for me too... I...

What he said ^. Worked great for me too... I bought the aluminum angle from the aviation department at Lowes.

http://danielhv.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2008/06/img_2235.jpg
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-17-2010, 03:20 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,841
Posted By danielhv
Update...

Ok, so today I picked up an 80T saw blade from Lowes, slapped it in my miter saw, clamped the 1/8" stock down, and gave it a shot... I only have one question at this point:

Why didn't I know about...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-17-2010, 03:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,768
Posted By danielhv
The only thing I recall using proseal on during...

The only thing I recall using proseal on during the empenage is the AEX wedge on the rudder... :confused:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-15-2010, 04:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,864
Posted By danielhv
Bookmarked! Thank you sir! :)

Bookmarked! Thank you sir! :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-15-2010, 09:36 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,841
Posted By danielhv
Very interesting... do you have a link to the...

Very interesting... do you have a link to the blade you are using in the miter saw? That would make it a much easier (and probably faster) process for cutting this thick angle stock!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-14-2010, 08:15 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,841
Posted By danielhv
Cutting thick angle....

Ok, help me figure out what im doing wrong...

Having trouble with the bandsaw... cutting small thin things goes fine. Throw some thick angle on there, and it wonders all over the place. I almost...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-12-2010, 08:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,493
Posted By danielhv
I removed my plastic. I have yet to understand...

I removed my plastic. I have yet to understand the point of leaving it on... to keep the surface from getting scratched? What do you think they are going to do when they paint it? They are going...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-12-2010, 05:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,460
Posted By danielhv
No not yet! :) Weather here is the same as...

No not yet! :) Weather here is the same as Dallas, just a day or two behind.

That being said, there is about a 99% chance I'll be moving to St. Louis in December! :eek:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-12-2010, 04:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,506
Posted By danielhv
Not sure it would change anything or not... but...

Not sure it would change anything or not... but the RV-12 isn't going 200+ mph either... looks like you would have some air conditioning at that speed unless there is some special seal between the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-12-2010, 04:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,460
Posted By danielhv
RV-7 Builders websites?

I frequent Brad's (www.rv7factory.com) and Chad's (www.chadandbrittne.com) quite a bit... but sometimes I just cant find what I'm looking for...

Most of the other sites I have bookmarked haven't...
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