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Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues Yesterday, 11:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 346
Posted By rvbuilder2002
We use the same tires and tubes on our...

We use the same tires and tubes on our demonstrator fleet as we supply in the kits. We have always gotten good service life from them with no tube failures like you describe, but we do fly a lot of...
Forum: RV-10 08-12-2022, 08:42 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,813
Posted By rvbuilder2002
None that I am aware of, though maybe Ken has and...

None that I am aware of, though maybe Ken has and I just donít know about it (It was only recently that it was introduced).
Forum: RV-10 08-12-2022, 08:35 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,813
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Fair assessment. Having said that, I find it...

Fair assessment.
Having said that, I find it strange that Ken has changed from his former opinions of not being in favor of designing and marketing a mod. such as this while he was at Vans, to now...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-12-2022, 08:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 346
Posted By rvbuilder2002
An RV 12 should be fine with the factory...

An RV 12 should be fine with the factory specified air pressures, if the tires were originally installed properly.
Aircraft tires with tubes need lots of lubricant between the tube and the tire to...
Forum: RV-15 08-10-2022, 11:37 AM
Replies: 51
Poll: Who's In?
Views: 4,399
Posted By rvbuilder2002
I know it probably seems like worlds away from a...

I know it probably seems like worlds away from a lot of the U.S, but out here in the west, particularly here in the Pacific north west, there is a huge number of airstrips that are not particularly...
Forum: RV-15 08-10-2022, 11:26 AM
Replies: 51
Poll: Who's In?
Views: 4,399
Posted By rvbuilder2002
It is clearly obvious at this point that it...

It is clearly obvious at this point that it doesn't look like the RV-15 will fit YOUR needs but that doesn't mean it wont fill the needs of many others.

How about if we flip the discussion and ask...
Forum: RV-15 08-08-2022, 09:23 PM
Replies: 457
Views: 91,728
Posted By rvbuilder2002
I am genuinely curious how the opening direction...

I am genuinely curious how the opening direction of the door would make an entirely glass door less of a gimmick when the amount of clear area in the door only comes into play when the door is...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-08-2022, 11:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,923
Posted By rvbuilder2002
It is likely a wire connection / ground problem....

It is likely a wire connection / ground problem. Because of multiple symptoms it is likely some kind of intermittent ground issue.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-02-2022, 05:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,300
Posted By rvbuilder2002
The key to making the standard lycoming drain...

The key to making the standard lycoming drain lines work and not leak is to stop using screw type hose clamps on the coupler hoses.
If you install brand new hose with constant compression spring...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-31-2022, 02:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,110
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Not sure what is typical. Jeff probably knows....

Not sure what is typical. Jeff probably knows.
He did mention that RVís made up 62% of the home guilts that were registered.
Forum: RV-15 07-31-2022, 02:31 PM
Replies: 457
Views: 91,728
Posted By rvbuilder2002
:rolleyes: Thatís kind of funny, because that is...

:rolleyes:
Thatís kind of funny, because that is the exact nick name that we have been usingÖ.. with just a lowly little Lyc. IO-390 EXP119. :rolleyes:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-31-2022, 02:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,110
Posted By rvbuilder2002
I think Jeff P. reported 721 RVís on the field.

I think Jeff P. reported 721 RVís on the field.
Forum: RV-15 07-29-2022, 06:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,534
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Convenient in certain instances but way too slow...

Convenient in certain instances but way too slow for general riveting.
I can go 4-5 times faster with a pneumatic.
Forum: RV-15 07-26-2022, 05:33 PM
Replies: 457
Views: 91,728
Posted By rvbuilder2002
???????? Have you actually looked at the size of...

????????

Have you actually looked at the size of the baggage area of a Kitfox compare to the RV-15? Or compared the useful load of each?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-20-2022, 09:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 711
Posted By rvbuilder2002
The magnets actually work pretty well if you do...

The magnets actually work pretty well if you do one specific thing (not sure if it is documented or not)....
Join two magnets together so that you know what the poll alignment is. Separate them and...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-19-2022, 08:36 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,589
Posted By rvbuilder2002
I think the more recent revisions of the POH...

I think the more recent revisions of the POH specify doing so as well, in hot conditions. Along with other procedures to mitigate excessively elevated fuel temps such as not leaving the canopy fully...
Forum: RV-15 07-13-2022, 11:03 AM
Replies: 457
Views: 91,728
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Glad to see that you took that comment with the...

Glad to see that you took that comment with the humor tone that was intended.

On a more serous note - we're blown away by the level of interest and are very exited to finally share it with everyone.
Forum: RV-15 07-13-2022, 09:02 AM
Replies: 457
Views: 91,728
Posted By rvbuilder2002
I don't mean to zero in on you only Ed, but you...

I don't mean to zero in on you only Ed, but you are a convenient example in the moment....

A huge # of the details that people have been posting so far, with a strong tone of confidence, are just...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 07-12-2022, 10:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,375
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Correction to post title needed.... This is not...

Correction to post title needed....
This is not an RV-12iS. It is an SLSA RV-12ULS
(had it been a 12iS I would have been interested)
Forum: RV-15 07-12-2022, 09:38 AM
Replies: 457
Views: 91,728
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Iím proof that 5 foot 9Ē still isnít short enough...

Iím proof that 5 foot 9Ē still isnít short enough to miss them but at least it hasnít left permanent marks. Many years of working around only low wing airplanes makes for slow readjustment I guess.
Forum: RV-14 07-11-2022, 05:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 743
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Depends in where you buy your tools.... All of...

Depends in where you buy your tools....

All of the major suppliers of RV specific tool kits that I am familiar with supply a #19 piloted countersink to match what we specify in our build manuals.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-09-2022, 08:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 456
Posted By rvbuilder2002
You could, but there are other differences...

You could, but there are other differences between the two carbs that you still wouldnít have. If you are wanting to make it into a richer carburetor I would recommend that you get the Mooney mod kit...
Forum: RV-14 07-09-2022, 08:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 823
Posted By rvbuilder2002
I think step eight is priming the counter sinks...

I think step eight is priming the counter sinks that were done for the screwed dimples, not the countersinking done for the rivets that attach the nut plates. But I havenít actually looked at the...
Forum: RV-14 07-09-2022, 08:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 823
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Actually you couldnít. At least not if you are...

Actually you couldnít. At least not if you are following the instructions as intended. The K 1100 plates are riveted in place and used as a guide for the pilot when you cut the countersinks for the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-08-2022, 10:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,195
Posted By rvbuilder2002
We do the same on our SLSA production 12iSís

We do the same on our SLSA production 12iSís
Forum: RV-14 07-08-2022, 10:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 662
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Trent is correct. This note (and related step) is...

Trent is correct.
This note (and related step) is trying to indicate holes in the fwd. row of the holes in the flanges that get machine countersunk for a flush rivet at locations that they are only...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-06-2022, 03:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,872
Posted By rvbuilder2002
T. DeMan is actually a different person, Taylor...

T. DeMan is actually a different person, Taylor Deman.
They both know electrical but Tony is definitely the go to guy as far as being most knowledgeable about the 12iS electrical system.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-03-2022, 07:50 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,580
Posted By rvbuilder2002
The EFIS displayed cross wind is based on a...

The EFIS displayed cross wind is based on a calculation of your GPS ground track vs magnetic heading. A long duration slip would cause the calculation to indicate a cross wind even if there wasn’t...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-23-2022, 08:44 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 7,995
Posted By rvbuilder2002
The answer is yes to both questions. Meeting the...

The answer is yes to both questions.
Meeting the second requirement automatically assures it meets the first one.

Van's has to supply an ELSA builder with a form (Form 8130-15) certifying that the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-23-2022, 07:35 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,335
Posted By rvbuilder2002
An over pitched prop can definitely cause...

An over pitched prop can definitely cause elevated oil temps.
I am doubtful that either of the other things had any influence on oil temp.
Forum: Northwest 06-22-2022, 10:38 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,461
Posted By rvbuilder2002
No problem as long as proper soft field technique...

No problem as long as proper soft field technique is used (which should be at all times anyway.....)
Forum: Northwest 06-22-2022, 10:36 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,461
Posted By rvbuilder2002
I second that Dan. Been to Garden Valley a...

I second that Dan.

Been to Garden Valley a couple of times. Plan to go back.
The local White water rafting outfitter will pick you up at the airport if you book a float with them.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-18-2022, 08:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,397
Posted By rvbuilder2002
There was a design change incorporated many...

There was a design change incorporated many years ago that added a lateral skin stiffener beside the ADHRS bracket that you may not have.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-17-2022, 12:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,104
Posted By rvbuilder2002
I'm not sure what the exact wording is in the who...

I'm not sure what the exact wording is in the who can do what article, but what you wrote is not entirely correct.

The 16 hr LSRI class has totally no connection or relevance to who can do...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-15-2022, 03:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,397
Posted By rvbuilder2002
If taped properly, I would think that performance...

If taped properly, I would think that performance should be the same as with the factory seal installed, but without being able to personally inspect the tape job, I can't really comment on whether...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-15-2022, 12:42 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,397
Posted By rvbuilder2002
All of our company built RV-12's and 12iS's have...

All of our company built RV-12's and 12iS's have mild stall characteristics with no tendency for abrupt wing drop, etc., if in coordinated flight.
In fact, at C.G's more in the fwd. part of the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-13-2022, 09:54 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,279
Posted By rvbuilder2002
I think everyone could agree that there is always...

I think everyone could agree that there is always a weakest link. If you find one and you strengthen it, now there is a new weakest link. The main question to always consider is is something strong...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-13-2022, 03:27 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 190,646
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Greg (two posts above yours in this thread)...

Greg (two posts above yours in this thread) should be able to provide you with the details.

Correction
Anyone calling the office to request info on the teen build project discount program should...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-07-2022, 10:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 622
Posted By rvbuilder2002
It is not hard at all, if the material that it is...

It is not hard at all, if the material that it is made form could be purchased.

There is none available on the open market right now. We bought all we could, when we could, but the storage rack is...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 06-07-2022, 10:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,203
Posted By rvbuilder2002
There is no step in the plans for making a slot...

There is no step in the plans for making a slot or whistle hole as it is sometimes called.

The whistle hole exists in the tube on many certified aircraft because they often have the vent tube end...
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-04-2022, 03:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,778
Posted By rvbuilder2002
If the instrumentation has been checked and...

If the instrumentation has been checked and verified, the next step should be to confirm no issue with the engine. Next thing I would check (as already mentioned by many others) is to confirm the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-03-2022, 10:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,203
Posted By rvbuilder2002
That is certainly interesting to hear since I was...

That is certainly interesting to hear since I was involved with the development of the snorkel for the EXP390 using the FM-200, which included Don doing testing on his flow bench and saying that the...
Forum: RV-14 06-01-2022, 10:57 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,951
Posted By rvbuilder2002
I agree with Larry. There is a reason that the...

I agree with Larry.

There is a reason that the tie down anchors on RV's are designed the way they are.
The small cross section area of the small rings will be way deficient by comparison.

Keep in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-29-2022, 03:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,235
Posted By rvbuilder2002
I know Jeff from dealing with the parking of our...

I know Jeff from dealing with the parking of our demonstrator aircraft over the years, but that didn't answer my question....
Do you know why he recommends that (or maybe he will see this thread and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-29-2022, 01:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,235
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Gary, Having flown in to OSH 20+ times my self,...

Gary,
Having flown in to OSH 20+ times my self, this is the first time I have ever heard this.
Please share the reason.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-25-2022, 12:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,720
Posted By rvbuilder2002
My 2 cents.... Riveted airplane structures with...

My 2 cents....

Riveted airplane structures with damage are repaired all the time.

The key is in how (at what skill level) the repair is done.

Example-
The phrase "drill out rivets" should not be...
Forum: RV-10 05-23-2022, 09:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 717
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Looks like he has been running an excessively...

Looks like he has been running an excessively aged air filter based on where the rub/wear mark is located in the bottom of the air box (well aft of the oval opening ion the metal top of the air...
Forum: RV-14 05-20-2022, 11:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,427
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Wings use #8 for all areas except for the fwd...

Wings use #8 for all areas except for the fwd edge of access covers.
Forum: RV-6/6A 05-20-2022, 08:52 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,525
Posted By rvbuilder2002
If the rudder has a counter balance arm and...

If the rudder has a counter balance arm and counter weight like each of the elevators do, then it would be an RV-8 rudder.
Forum: RV-6/6A 05-20-2022, 08:24 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,525
Posted By rvbuilder2002
^^^^^^^^^^ This is not correct. The only reason...

^^^^^^^^^^

This is not correct.

The only reason the RV-6 emp. kits began to be shipped with the RV-8 vertical stab. and rudder some time in the late 1990's was for parts commonality (fewer...
Forum: RV-14 05-20-2022, 08:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,427
Posted By rvbuilder2002
You are correct that the .007 rule of thumb...

You are correct that the .007 rule of thumb doesn't apply to countersinks for screw dimples but the principle for why there is a specific limit and not a statement of "cut until the dimpled skin lays...
Forum: RV-14 05-19-2022, 11:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,427
Posted By rvbuilder2002
??? Not what we recommend in any of our...

???

Not what we recommend in any of our construction manuals other than specific cases for CS4-4 blind rivets on the RV-12, but in those instances the dimple is also 120 deg.
Forum: RV-14 05-19-2022, 11:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,427
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Lots of info and the photos you mentioned...

Lots of info and the photos you mentioned here


https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?t=159343

It is a sticky thread at the top of the builder tips section.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-19-2022, 12:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,603
Posted By rvbuilder2002
I agree, but don't bother with wasting money on a...

I agree, but don't bother with wasting money on a dynamic balance unless you are sure that the angle of your blades are within the recommended tolerance. A very slight mis-match can have a large...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-17-2022, 03:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,131
Posted By rvbuilder2002
May sound like a silly question but I have seen...

May sound like a silly question but I have seen it before..... it's not visible in the photos.... is there a fwd. bulkhead on the front of the prop hub dome?
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-15-2022, 01:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 540
Posted By rvbuilder2002
This is an RV forum after all, and there are no...

This is an RV forum after all, and there are no retract gear RV's (at least not factory designed... so the issues related to those are up to the builder).

The movement of landing gear on any RV when...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-14-2022, 10:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 540
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Weight and balance is calculated by using the...

Weight and balance is calculated by using the known weight values obtained with it on scales factored against the arm positions when itís sitting on those scales when you get those weights. What the...
Forum: RV-14 05-14-2022, 10:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,561
Posted By rvbuilder2002
This thread should be sticky-ed with a new...

This thread should be sticky-ed with a new title.... Are bigger engines less fuel efficient?
As the above reports show, if when comparing RV's with smaller engines to those with larger engines, ...
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-13-2022, 10:44 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,836
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Eric beat me to it. The supporting engineering...

Eric beat me to it.
The supporting engineering dept. just provide the following and I believe work is being done to incorporate it into the install documentation.
Forum: RV-10 05-08-2022, 05:45 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,714
Posted By rvbuilder2002
The mentioned article is available in the Tech...

The mentioned article is available in the Tech Q&A section of the Support tab on Van's Aircraft web...
Forum: RV-14 05-06-2022, 01:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 970
Posted By rvbuilder2002
When match drilling holes on a radius, it is...

When match drilling holes on a radius, it is critical that the two surfaces stay in tight contact or later on during final assembly when the the fasteners are installed (which will pull the surfaces...
Forum: RV-6/6A 05-05-2022, 11:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 587
Posted By rvbuilder2002
A finish kit from 1991 would have a cowl that...

A finish kit from 1991 would have a cowl that would require a 4 inch long extension.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-04-2022, 10:50 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,499
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Swinging free and hitting the stops hard is the...

Swinging free and hitting the stops hard is the only thing we know of that will cause it.

The addition stiffener was added to alleviate this type of skin damage.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-03-2022, 10:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,499
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Yes It is caused by the rudder slamming against...

Yes

It is caused by the rudder slamming against the stop.
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