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Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues Yesterday, 08:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 745
Posted By sblack
Nothing stops you from spending an hour drilling...

Nothing stops you from spending an hour drilling out rivets to see how you do, then making the decision based on an inspection of the parts.
Forum: Safety 04-14-2022, 08:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 917
Posted By sblack
Have you had any training for landing without...

Have you had any training for landing without asi? I was fortunate enough to have an instructor that made me do it before I soloed. Itís actually pretty easy. I could uncover the asi on short final...
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-13-2022, 06:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,261
Posted By sblack
Van designed the stick, pushrods and bellcranks...

Van designed the stick, pushrods and bellcranks to provide a specific relationship between stick force and aircraft response. Lengthening the stick will change that. Do you understand what that...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-28-2022, 08:52 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 518
Posted By sblack
3d printed stick grip

Anyone have a CAD file for a stick grip?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-28-2022, 07:39 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,702
Posted By sblack
Tailwheel airplanes are a blast to fly. They...

Tailwheel airplanes are a blast to fly. They require more skill and are intolerant of sloppy flying so they demand a higher level of proficiency. Interestingly, it takes about the same time to learn...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-26-2022, 01:19 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,639
Posted By sblack
+1 for that crimper. I also solder more to seal...

+1 for that crimper. I also solder more to seal it than anything else, making sure the solder does leach up the cable affecting its flexibility. I put just enough to seal the terminal. Might be over...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-26-2022, 10:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,927
Posted By sblack
The amount if weight required will vary with...

The amount if weight required will vary with paint weight so there is not set amount you can recommend. You add enough weight to balance.

One could mix lead shot with epoxy to fill the holes. One...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-20-2022, 01:26 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,559
Posted By sblack
I think if you remove the tank there might be...

I think if you remove the tank there might be enough access from the inboard end of that LE section that a paintless dent repair technician can get that dent out to 95% or better so you can keep...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-20-2022, 01:17 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 8,192
Posted By sblack
If you consider that from ground level to some...

If you consider that from ground level to some arbitrary altitude that is considered safe for a turn back, whatever it is, you translate through that altitude faster with 0 flap at Vy because you...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-16-2022, 06:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 580
Posted By sblack
I have had their EM1 engine monitor and their...

I have had their EM1 engine monitor and their fuel totalizer since 2011 - earlier monochrome versions and they have been flawless
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-13-2022, 11:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,716
Posted By sblack
I have the digital equivalent of a hobbs and...

I have the digital equivalent of a hobbs and since that data will always be vulnerable I put the reading in my logbook entry in the comment section after each flight. That way if there is ever a...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-10-2022, 08:13 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,567
Posted By sblack
A friend bought an rv7 that had the electronic...

A friend bought an rv7 that had the electronic ignition wired through the vpx. His instructor was fiddling with the vpx, seeing how it worked while on downwind and he managed to to turn it off and...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-26-2022, 05:10 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,838
Posted By sblack
Obviously anyone who has a nosewheel doesnít...

Obviously anyone who has a nosewheel doesnít really care much about drag

(Grenade thrown, crouching in foxhole)
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-25-2022, 05:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 758
Posted By sblack
Didnít someone here mold in some silicone skirts...

Didnít someone here mold in some silicone skirts to close up the gap between the wheel pant and tire?
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-18-2022, 10:02 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,567
Posted By sblack
For the benefit of those of us not familiar with...

For the benefit of those of us not familiar with the garmin diagrams, what do the various numbers represent?
Forum: Canada 02-18-2022, 09:59 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,398
Posted By sblack
You will be able to fly into uncontrolled...

You will be able to fly into uncontrolled airspace.
Forum: Safety 02-10-2022, 02:44 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 31,907
Posted By sblack
Flutter is not always catastrophic. I know of...

Flutter is not always catastrophic. I know of several instances of it that were not catastrophic to pilot undergarments. This case sounds like a much lower frequency event so likely not flutter.

I...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-10-2022, 02:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,359
Posted By sblack
I have been 7 yrs completing the project that I...

I have been 7 yrs completing the project that I bought. I thought it would take 2. In that time avionics has changed a lot. If I were starting from a new kit I would not order anything until I had...
Forum: RV-4 02-10-2022, 02:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,017
Posted By sblack
Great to have these resources. Iím sure Russ has...

Great to have these resources. Iím sure Russ has seen many of these. I have a friend who had a 6 based out of a pretty rough ww2 training airfield. The pavement dated to 1940. He had this happen...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 02-06-2022, 07:32 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,205
Posted By sblack
What facebook page would one find updates on?

What facebook page would one find updates on?
Forum: ADS-B 01-30-2022, 12:42 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 11,021
Posted By sblack
Do you guys run a connector so that if you ever...

Do you guys run a connector so that if you ever had to remove your wings you can disconnect the tailbeaconx at the wing root?
Forum: ADS-B 01-27-2022, 09:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 730
Posted By sblack
You donít get a new C-reg for the cross border...

You donít get a new C-reg for the cross border flight. You fly it in as an N-reg, THEN you cancel the FAA registration and get your C-reg. When you get your C-reg you will get a new code.

You canít...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-27-2022, 10:45 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 33,515
Posted By sblack
Some builders have had to modify their actuators...

Some builders have had to modify their actuators to limit max flap deflection to prevent the top of the flap skin from popping out from under the wing trailing edge such that the wing trailing edge...
Forum: RV-3 01-26-2022, 08:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,416
Posted By sblack
I think you are jumping to conclusions. He...

I think you are jumping to conclusions. He changed several things at once. If the basic alignment was off there will be directional control issues. I donít think this proves that the rocket link was...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-25-2022, 09:59 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,178
Posted By sblack
What is not included in the kit is patience and...

What is not included in the kit is patience and dogged determination. And bandaids. You will drill your hand a couple of times. Or maybe Iím the only one dumb enough to do that.
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-25-2022, 09:57 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,178
Posted By sblack
What gas caps do you use?

What gas caps do you use?
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-19-2022, 06:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,991
Posted By sblack
Dang I got some of those at an auction with a...

Dang I got some of those at an auction with a bunch of other stuff and never knew what they were! Thanks!!
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-19-2022, 06:28 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 10,843
Posted By sblack
Yes Iíve seen it. It looks great. I have a cnc...

Yes Iíve seen it. It looks great. I have a cnc machine so I wanted to cut my own.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-19-2022, 11:07 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 10,843
Posted By sblack
Anyone have the cad file for the internal stop?...

Anyone have the cad file for the internal stop? The only link I could find is dead.
Forum: My RV Build Project 01-18-2022, 07:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,230
Posted By sblack
I think last year 2x4s were more expensive than...

I think last year 2x4s were more expensive than that stuff!
Forum: Safety 01-03-2022, 07:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,753
Posted By sblack
There is no indication if a loss of directional...

There is no indication if a loss of directional stability, as noted in the X axis of the 2nd plot. That would require measurement of sideslip and rudder angle. You must be referring to lateral...
Forum: Canada 12-08-2021, 09:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,407
Posted By sblack
While I am a fan of Mike, I would not expect him...

While I am a fan of Mike, I would not expect him to know the Canadian regs. The OP is asking for advice on how to interpret the rules, not recommendations for best practices. I donít think we can...
Forum: Fiberglass 12-08-2021, 09:23 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,331
Posted By sblack
I have a 30 yr old kit with white gelcoat. I hate...

I have a 30 yr old kit with white gelcoat. I hate gelcoat. It is heavy and prone to cracking. I sanded it all off. There is a lot of gelcoat on an rv4 cowl both in terms of surface area and...
Forum: Safety 11-25-2021, 08:39 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 20,026
Posted By sblack
The way to optimize the turn back is to pull as...

The way to optimize the turn back is to pull as close as you can to stall without stalling. Of course that is dangerous bordering on insane but thatís what the math says works. Lift is everything and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-25-2021, 08:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,219
Posted By sblack
Fantastic news. Congratulations. Must have hauled...

Fantastic news. Congratulations. Must have hauled *** with todayís temps too!
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-23-2021, 11:11 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 16,711
Posted By sblack
I know several cases where guys had stuck valves....

I know several cases where guys had stuck valves. The engines shook like crazy and lost power and scared the **** out them. They had to do the rooe trick and clean the valve stems, and in some cases...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-23-2021, 10:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,871
Posted By sblack
Just recall that the wing is stressed for...

Just recall that the wing is stressed for something like 6g plus 50% at max gross weight. Negative g is less but still substantial. The load from it sitting in the ground is a teensy weensy fraction...
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-16-2021, 01:52 PM
Replies: 994
Views: 866,541
Posted By sblack
Bonne chances Scott at CSE4

Bonne chances

Scott at CSE4
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-04-2021, 06:20 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,223
Posted By sblack
The singer John Denver didn’t know his fuel...

The singer John Denver didn’t know his fuel system well on the longez he bought and it cost him his life. Sometimes the most seemingly insignificant thing can bite you. Knowing your airplane inside...
Forum: Safety 10-30-2021, 01:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,319
Posted By sblack
I suspect a sufficiently motivated person could...

I suspect a sufficiently motivated person could get out of a tip up.

There is an old joke about a guy in bed with his best friendís wife. They hear the front door open and are panic stricken. He...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-19-2021, 09:41 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,463
Posted By sblack
I 2nd the mag check. You need to see if this...

I 2nd the mag check. You need to see if this behavior is there independent of which ignition is on.
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-10-2021, 08:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,310
Posted By sblack
I have tested different winglet designs in a high...

I have tested different winglet designs in a high speed wind tunnel for business jets. A 2% drag reduction at higher lift coefficients is considered spectacular. Unlike our RVs, business jets do...
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 07-26-2021, 01:02 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 39,908
Posted By sblack
I am not usually a proponent of violence but I...

I am not usually a proponent of violence but I would be willing to make an exception. At minimum a super wedgie is called for. The worst is that while I am old enough to remember song I never saw the...
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 07-26-2021, 11:58 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 39,908
Posted By sblack
Folding wings are a significant weight penalty...

Folding wings are a significant weight penalty and a pita from what
I have seen of my friendís glastar. It compromises the spar location/attachment and the strut location (assuming there is a...
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 07-26-2021, 11:52 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 39,908
Posted By sblack
You think the 8 is an updated version of the 4? I...

You think the 8 is an updated version of the 4? I guess it depends on your definition of updated. They both have wings and a tail and an engine at the front but thatís about the end of the similarity.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-15-2021, 05:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,756
Posted By sblack
I have to disagree. The idea of one traditional...

I have to disagree. The idea of one traditional mag and an electronic one is that the magneto doesnít need ships power so if your charging system fails you can still fly. Not necessarily an issue for...
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-08-2021, 07:29 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,407
Posted By sblack
I dont fly my RV yet but on my other airplane I...

I dont fly my RV yet but on my other airplane I vary the speed factor (1.3) depending on conditions. Really gusty I will be above 1.3. On those dead calm summer nights where holding a precise speed...
Forum: Fiberglass 06-18-2021, 08:16 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,733
Posted By sblack
Every temp increase of 10 deg F cuts the cure...

Every temp increase of 10 deg F cuts the cure time in half. If it is In a pot you minimize the surface area for heat to dissipate so as it gets hotter it speeds up the exotherm, which makes it...
Forum: RV-14 06-16-2021, 11:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,684
Posted By sblack
So this guy is in bed with his best friendís wife...

So this guy is in bed with his best friendís wife (stay with me here, it is related to the subject at hand....). They are carrying on when all of a sudden they hear the front door open and the wife...
Forum: My RV Build Project 05-16-2021, 09:00 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 34,862
Posted By sblack
I find the easiest way to remove powder coat is...

I find the easiest way to remove powder coat is with a plumbers torch and a wire brush.
Forum: RV-4 04-13-2021, 05:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 950
Posted By sblack
But I did read the manual....6 yrs ago :o. I will...

But I did read the manual....6 yrs ago :o. I will review it. Thank you.
Forum: RV-4 04-13-2021, 06:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 950
Posted By sblack
For me the question is ďinstead of what?Ē. I...

For me the question is ďinstead of what?Ē. I canít make out the designerís intention from the plans.
Forum: RV-4 04-12-2021, 07:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 950
Posted By sblack
Elevator stops

I am looking at sheet 30 and the details regarding the elevator stops are a bit sparse. For the up stop it appears that I need to add a cross piece on the fin spar. For the down stop all I see is a...
Forum: Close Calls / Lessons Learned 04-02-2021, 08:42 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 16,275
Posted By sblack
At the risk of drifting off topic I am curious...

At the risk of drifting off topic I am curious how many pilots get trained how to land without a functioning airspeed indicator? I was fortunate to have an old school instructor who taught me. The 2...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-02-2021, 07:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 513
Posted By sblack
I think to do that I need a print to pdf driver...

I think to do that I need a print to pdf driver which I donít have. It will only create a prn file

I can export to dwg or dxf, rhino has tons of filters. Hopefully nothing gets corrupted. Worth a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-01-2021, 10:24 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 513
Posted By sblack
Need help from a Rhino CAD user

I have a 12 yr old laptop with an old version of Rhino 4.0 on it. I have drawn all my panel markings on it but to get them turned into rub on transfers I need to generate a pdf. There are no printer...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-14-2021, 12:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,586
Posted By sblack
The dimples are for the rivets to hold the...

The dimples are for the rivets to hold the nutplate.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-13-2021, 02:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,586
Posted By sblack
Thanks for the rivnut warning. I have no...

Thanks for the rivnut warning. I have no experience with them.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-13-2021, 02:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,586
Posted By sblack
Did you countersink or dimple the skins? I think...

Did you countersink or dimple the skins? I think I could buck a rivet but certainly can't dimple. On both the vertical and horizontal the plates are on the blind side of the end ribs and naturally...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-13-2021, 09:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,586
Posted By sblack
Tail fairing nut plates

What are most of u folks doing for the tail fairing nut plates? There is very poor access to the inside of the vertical and horizontal stabs to buck rivets or to even dimple the skins. I tried gluing...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-10-2021, 01:48 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 9,950
Posted By sblack
Happened to a friend of mine. He never checked it...

Happened to a friend of mine. He never checked it on the ground for some reason prior to first flight. Took it up and when he turned off the pump the engine quit. He had the wrong pump. Why he never...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 02-07-2021, 10:43 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 8,893
Posted By sblack
There is something fundamentally wrong with...

There is something fundamentally wrong with having switch labels that donít tell the truth. If the ignition switch says L and R then it should be switching the left and right ignitions as labelled....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-22-2021, 08:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,821
Posted By sblack
When we trained on cessnas we had nothing to...

When we trained on cessnas we had nothing to compare with. That was our normal. We tuned our internal control system to adapt to the airplane. Then you get in an RV and wow, it is so responsively....
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-19-2021, 10:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,512
Posted By sblack
Why change from simple Motors to servos? What is...

Why change from simple Motors to servos? What is the advantage?
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