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Forum: RV-10 01-15-2021, 09:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 266
Posted By Richard Connell
Check out section 37 in the plans for the AFP...

Check out section 37 in the plans for the AFP pump and filter install.

I didn’t install the AFP filter and just left the bracket in there behind the pump.

For the Andair valve, I just chopped the...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-11-2021, 04:42 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,020
Posted By Richard Connell
Thanks Reinhard

Thanks Reinhard
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-07-2021, 05:08 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,020
Posted By Richard Connell
Sorry I don’t think I worded that quite right....

Sorry I don’t think I worded that quite right.
When the aircraft is in flight and the alternator is supplying all the power it is still holding the bus voltage (and the battery) at 14.2 even though...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-06-2021, 10:55 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,020
Posted By Richard Connell
The second case here is what I had in mind. Is it...

The second case here is what I had in mind. Is it possible that the rapid charge at 14.2 isn’t as damaging to the battery as a permanent trickle at 14.2? We know that kills odysseys early.
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-05-2021, 11:35 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,020
Posted By Richard Connell
Great. Thanks for the input. Helpful

Great. Thanks for the input. Helpful
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-05-2021, 05:49 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,020
Posted By Richard Connell
Apologies for the thread drift, but on this...

Apologies for the thread drift, but on this note...
I’m wiring my RV10 and have been pondering where to run the sense as well.
On the bus is fine and nice and close to the regulators which are on...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 12-31-2020, 04:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 312
Posted By Richard Connell
I have a spare NIB What’s you’re email?

I have a spare NIB
What’s you’re email?
Forum: Reviews 12-20-2020, 04:27 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,054
Posted By Richard Connell
The numbers plus the anecdotal evidence paint a...

The numbers plus the anecdotal evidence paint a compelling picture IMHO.

I suspect if the poll asked how many people had 1000 trouble free hours on each the numbers would be even more stark.

I...
Forum: RV-10 12-19-2020, 07:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 970
Posted By Richard Connell
I’m definitely in the camp of leaving the...

I’m definitely in the camp of leaving the expensive avionics until the end.

The cabin and doors takes a lot longer than I had anticipated even with the extra time covid has given me at home.

I...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-25-2020, 04:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,142
Posted By Richard Connell
Note 2 on the RV7 drawing

In my experience the most slop came from the length of the bushing being too long. The stick then slides fore and aft in the bushing by a couple of 0.001 which feels like much more at the top. When...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 11-13-2020, 08:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,088
Posted By Richard Connell
That happened to my hangar mate.... People likely...

That happened to my hangar mate....
People likely expect that if an idler gear dies then you’re going to be in a paddock. Thankfully that’s pretty rare.
Alternator belts on the other hand you...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 11-13-2020, 05:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,088
Posted By Richard Connell
Sadly this is not just theoretical. Happened...

Sadly this is not just theoretical. Happened here.

https://www.atsb.gov.au/media/5341498/AO-2013-221%20Final.pdf
Forum: RV-10 11-03-2020, 12:03 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,951
Posted By Richard Connell
I epoxied in an approx 6” x12” rectangle of 1”...

I epoxied in an approx 6” x12” rectangle of 1” divinicell behind the elbow pocket.
Prob weighs 100g extra per door.
Given I have the planearound center latch it’s probably overkill but it was...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-18-2020, 03:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,335
Posted By Richard Connell
+2 for Loctite 290. No need to pull a vacuum. It...

+2 for Loctite 290.
No need to pull a vacuum. It wicks as it’s supposed to.
Is a simple permanent fix.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-16-2020, 11:37 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,268
Posted By Richard Connell
That sounds remarkably similar to what mine...

That sounds remarkably similar to what mine looked like. Also that airspeed tape is exactly what mine looked like as well.
Even though the “shape” of the port is the right rivet, it seems like even...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-16-2020, 08:59 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,268
Posted By Richard Connell
So what exactly does your static port look like...

So what exactly does your static port look like now? Rivet glued inside washers or some such?
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-09-2020, 06:18 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,268
Posted By Richard Connell
I made the same “modification” to an aftermarket...

I made the same “modification” to an aftermarket port about 10y ago.
I assume your modification was to drill out the old port and install the unset rivet into the old port with some adhesive?
This...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-07-2020, 11:58 PM
Replies: 379
Views: 133,921
Posted By Richard Connell
How about some 12” displays? That would be cool.

How about some 12” displays? That would be cool.
Forum: RV-10 10-07-2020, 11:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,183
Posted By Richard Connell
I think he means this one. Yellow arrow. I don’t...

I think he means this one. Yellow arrow.
I don’t think the fairing covers it so I’m curious too as I haven’t attached wings yet.

3190
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-20-2020, 05:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 590
Posted By Richard Connell
Respectfully, I would say testing the ASI again...

Respectfully, I would say testing the ASI again is unlikely to solve this problem.
99% of these issues are system leaks or static position errors. I have never heard of a faulty EFIS new out of the...
Forum: Fiberglass 09-18-2020, 03:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,564
Posted By Richard Connell
My vote is for hinges.

My vote is for hinges.
Forum: RV-10 09-15-2020, 02:50 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 516
Posted By Richard Connell
I used CS4s and finessed with micro. Worked out...

I used CS4s and finessed with micro. Worked out well.
Forum: RV-14 09-13-2020, 05:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,178
Posted By Richard Connell
I say no removal of shear marks on the spar web...

I say no removal of shear marks on the spar web doubler is unacceptable.

FWIW my -10 spar came with defects that I also thought were unacceptable as well. Gouges etc that had been ground and primed...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-31-2020, 05:22 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,723
Posted By Richard Connell
My solution

Sadly only worked for a few years.

1837

1838
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-30-2020, 04:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 794
Posted By Richard Connell
This is now the standard fitting for the low...

This is now the standard fitting for the low pressure reservoir side of RV brake systems.

FWIW having seen these used extensively in industrial settings they’d probably be fine for the high...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-28-2020, 02:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,794
Posted By Richard Connell
For me, back riveting is the answer wherever...

For me, back riveting is the answer wherever possible.
Then the next option is the swivel set.
The small non swivel mushroom IMHO gives the best results, especially on curved bulkheads but it...
Forum: RV-10 08-10-2020, 04:07 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,581
Posted By Richard Connell
Of course Tom, I was also planning to talk to you...

Of course Tom,
I was also planning to talk to you for the filter to the tank portion of this setup.
It probably requires a combination of rigid and hose.
I’ll take some measurements and photos and...
Forum: RV-10 08-10-2020, 12:48 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,581
Posted By Richard Connell
Heres my Aerolab version. 1056 1057

Heres my Aerolab version.

1056

1057
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-04-2020, 11:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,054
Posted By Richard Connell
+1 I loved my G3X touch setup in my 7 but always...

+1
I loved my G3X touch setup in my 7 but always thought that the concept of the small remote tuner / AP knob panels that Dynon have are a great idea.
I?m really surprised Garmin doesn?t have...
Forum: RV-10 07-01-2020, 06:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,618
Posted By Richard Connell
Same here with the seats. Nutplates in the seat...

Same here with the seats.
Nutplates in the seat pans to hold the stoppers and that?s it.
Seat slides right out the back with no other mods required.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-30-2020, 05:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,425
Posted By Richard Connell
In Early 2014 I decided to upgrade my 2005 era...

In Early 2014 I decided to upgrade my 2005 era panel with a dual G3X non touch system.
My friendly avionics shop ?strongly suggested? that I hold off a few weeks.
End of March 2014 G3XT...
Forum: My RV Build Project 06-07-2020, 09:49 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 71,960
Posted By Richard Connell
This seems to crop up pretty regularly. If you...

This seems to crop up pretty regularly.
If you follow the instructions and rivet the nutplates on first, the countersinking for the #8 screws is trivial.
I?m not picking on you :p it just seems ...
Forum: RV-14 06-02-2020, 02:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,813
Posted By Richard Connell
I glued it all together on my -7 15y ago....

I glued it all together on my -7 15y ago.
Clecoed to some thick al angle. Left it for a few weeks while I got the courage up to rivet it. No alternating of the rivets and it turned out perfectly....
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-31-2020, 05:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,143
Posted By Richard Connell
Even if tolerances on the mount construction have...

Even if tolerances on the mount construction have improved since I built my -7 there?s still no way you could drill your firewall/fuse and guarantee it?s close enough. You really need to drill your...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-28-2020, 03:14 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,831
Posted By Richard Connell
RAIM

While rare, RAIM availability (or lack thereof) is an occasional short term operational issue in AUS. No WAAS (yet)
We preflight check availability and pre approach too on the navigator just to be...
Forum: RV-10 05-17-2020, 05:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,003
Posted By Richard Connell
Yep good idea Mike. I stick blue tape on them....

Yep good idea Mike. I stick blue tape on them. And if I think it?s the last time I?ll use the real one. Been caught a few times tho!
Forum: RV-10 05-17-2020, 03:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,003
Posted By Richard Connell
That sounds about the equivalent to an RV10....

That sounds about the equivalent to an RV10. :p

Just use AN310 castellated nuts for all that reassembly biz.
Forum: International 05-14-2020, 04:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,365
Posted By Richard Connell
I?ve used diluted phosphoric acid plenty of times...

I?ve used diluted phosphoric acid plenty of times when I couldnt get any alumiprep.
It?s just diluted phosphoric acid with a cleaner/detergent butoxyethanol. Being on the other side of the world...
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-12-2020, 09:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,236
Posted By Richard Connell
Sounds implausible to me. 10+y on my wingtip...

Sounds implausible to me.
10+y on my wingtip hinges. No problem.
It?s an awesome mod. Only downside is marginal weight gain and probably a days work.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-07-2020, 01:26 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,080
Posted By Richard Connell
+1 for Scott. Def won?t be doing that again for...

+1 for Scott. Def won?t be doing that again for the 10.
Much less grief just taking the front of the pant off and doing it that way.

But... speaking of camlocks. Has anyone replaced the screws...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-03-2020, 04:18 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,037
Posted By Richard Connell
I?d try a #30 strap duplicator. That will fit...

I?d try a #30 strap duplicator.
That will fit in to the threads of the 8-32 nutplate (if the pin is deep enough)
just like the #30 countersink fits perfectly into the spar #8 nutplates.
Forum: RV-10 04-30-2020, 05:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 909
Posted By Richard Connell
I think it?s always been an option on the plans...

I think it?s always been an option on the plans to weld the AN490 rod end in.
I did this for my 7 and 10.
The welding shop was just over the road from the hangar so it was an easy job.
Looks nice.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-20-2020, 04:55 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,325
Posted By Richard Connell
You only have to skin your shin on a low lying...

You only have to skin your shin on a low lying step weldment once before you wrap them in foam!
I?ve drilled a hole in myself too...:-(
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-02-2020, 03:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,187
Posted By Richard Connell
This brings back many memories! Although mine was...

This brings back many memories!
Although mine was a 7, I also made all my baggage and seat floors removable.
I think I actually wore out a nutplate jig in the process. I never regretted doing it....
Forum: RV-10 03-29-2020, 02:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,088
Posted By Richard Connell
Good advice. I just did this as well and...

Good advice. I just did this as well and installed center mechanism before bonding the shells together.

If you do this you need to ensure that there?s no way for the resin from the parabeam in the...
Forum: RV-10 03-26-2020, 10:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,088
Posted By Richard Connell
I fastened a clamp to the rib. Holds the wire low...

I fastened a clamp to the rib. Holds the wire low enough to clear the bolt and step
Forum: RV-10 03-23-2020, 07:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,835
Posted By Richard Connell
another...

another example

https://i.ibb.co/vQqGLhh/IMG-2438.jpg (https://ibb.co/nnmvQBB)
Forum: Propellers 03-20-2020, 10:04 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,038
Posted By Richard Connell
Hartzell specifies 0.032? minimum. Cheers.

Hartzell specifies 0.032? minimum.

Cheers.
Forum: RV-6/6A 03-17-2020, 12:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,354
Posted By Richard Connell
RV7 mounted under the pilots knees on the forward...

RV7 mounted under the pilots knees on the forward side of the spar cover plate.
Not sure this will work on an A model.
Be cautious of mounting it where it is exposed to direct sunlight.
I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-14-2020, 06:03 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,136
Posted By Richard Connell
I also had the start on the stick with an...

I also had the start on the stick with an enable/disable right next to the mag/EI switches. I never had any issues with it. I understand the pros and cons of it.
I probably would consider it again....
Forum: RV-10 03-10-2020, 05:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,736
Posted By Richard Connell
I made a plate holding 4 floating nutplates....

I made a plate holding 4 floating nutplates.
Then made up a super dry fluffy spheres mix and filled the whole hinge pocket.
Taped and waxed the hinge first.
Once dry, pulled the hinge out and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-06-2020, 09:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,669
Posted By Richard Connell
I agree with this. It seemed like a good idea at...

I agree with this. It seemed like a good idea at the time and I used it in a few places on my -7. It made the couple of upgrades and equipment changes over the 10y I owned it harder than it needed...
Forum: Fiberglass 02-22-2020, 05:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,557
Posted By Richard Connell
This is pretty much exactly what I did on my -7...

This is pretty much exactly what I did on my -7 slider.
I can report that it was still in perfect condition when I sold it at 10y and around 1,000h TIS.
The only thing I?d do differently would be...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-08-2020, 07:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,344
Posted By Richard Connell
Short grip length AN45 eye bolt. I think it?s an...

Short grip length AN45 eye bolt. I think it?s an AN45-4 (or -5) from memory.


https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/hapages/eyeboltsan45.php
Forum: RV-10 02-07-2020, 12:03 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,074
Posted By Richard Connell
I?m not looking forward to that. It?s obvious...

I?m not looking forward to that. It?s obvious that the bend radius tolerances and stack ups of all the parts are going to make those rails a real PITA to install.
I?ve replaced a lot of nutplates...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-18-2019, 12:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 843
Posted By Richard Connell
Interesting question Rodrigo, I too don't want to...

Interesting question Rodrigo,
I too don't want to run the 3 lines up to the panel if I can avoid it.
My current plan is to bolt it to the front of the spar under the seats.
Your idea looks...
Forum: Safety 10-23-2019, 05:00 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 9,143
Posted By Richard Connell
Sad

I?ve flown my 7 in there a few times. It?s not one of my favorites.
The length isn?t overly challenging. But the surface isnt great and the slope especially needs respect in that direction.
What it...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-03-2019, 01:51 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 20,507
Posted By Richard Connell
I had an exact same situation with the sale of my...

I had an exact same situation with the sale of my 7. Plane not advertised, both want-to-buy or reverse enquiry.
Buyer #1 had been asking not particularly detailed questions but seemed keen enough,...
Forum: Primers 08-01-2019, 09:38 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,629
Posted By Richard Connell
Hi Greg. I see you are in QLD. If you decide on...

Hi Greg.
I see you are in QLD. If you decide on Akzo, Sea Air Land systems distributes Akzo products in Aus. They are in Eagle Farm. I have purchased a few times over the years from them hassle...
Forum: Primers 08-01-2019, 09:30 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,629
Posted By Richard Connell
+1

100% agree with this. Ive had a pair of these on my epoxy primer tins for a few years. Works exactly as described above. Highly recommended.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-24-2019, 04:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,099
Posted By Richard Connell
Sorry I should have been more specific. They are...

Sorry I should have been more specific. They are installed outboard tucked under the gear weldments. This avoids the heat problems as well as the center bottom fuselage on the outside being a messy...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-23-2019, 10:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,099
Posted By Richard Connell
Positive x4

I just completed the install in my RV10.
I?m extremely happy with how it turned out. It?s a lovely piece of machining.
The button isn?t an issue for me either.
Being my second RV I?m very keen on...
Forum: RV-3 07-17-2019, 08:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,093
Posted By Richard Connell
Definitely keep the extra. You?ll need if for the...

Definitely keep the extra. You?ll need if for the wing tip and inboard fairing attach nutplates. If there?s too much you can always remove it later. See if there?s a drawing for the inboard detail....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-11-2019, 08:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 644
Posted By Richard Connell
The tank attach screw countersinks? No jigs...

The tank attach screw countersinks?
No jigs required. Rivet on the nutplates first. They become the jig.
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