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Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques Yesterday, 12:17 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,028
Posted By David Paule
I had one of those gadgets and used it once and...

I had one of those gadgets and used it once and put it away, never to be used again. I'd measure the distance, figure the hole spacing, and mark they off. Simple reliable, and can be used...
Forum: RV-4 12-04-2022, 05:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 633
Posted By David Paule
I agree with Bruce. Also look for places where...

I agree with Bruce. Also look for places where that size heat shield makes sense.

Dave
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-02-2022, 11:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 334
Posted By David Paule
Those are good sawhorses. I was changing engines...

Those are good sawhorses. I was changing engines on my C180 and had the engine mount and landing gear off for inspection, with the front of the airplane, otherwise fully assembled, resting on one of...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 12-01-2022, 03:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,594
Posted By David Paule
Mine arrived today, December 1. Dave

Mine arrived today, December 1.

Dave
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-29-2022, 04:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 584
Posted By David Paule
Recommend polycarbonate like Lexan rather than...

Recommend polycarbonate like Lexan rather than acrylic, because it's less likely to crack.

Dave
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 11-28-2022, 07:06 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,592
Posted By David Paule
Sure sorry to learn of your loss. These little...

Sure sorry to learn of your loss. These little guys mean a lot!

Dave
Forum: Primers 11-28-2022, 12:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 543
Posted By David Paule
Haven't used EkoPrime but I do like the EkoPoxy....

Haven't used EkoPrime but I do like the EkoPoxy. For my interior, I've been using HF's $15 touch-up gun, definitely smaller than full-sized guns. It sprays this primer well and was easy to adjust....
Forum: Primers 11-27-2022, 11:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,149
Posted By David Paule
Probably best NOT to bead blast the surfaces....

Probably best NOT to bead blast the surfaces. Successful priming is achieved without that, with no damage to the alclad surface or the fairness of the part.

All you need is maroon Scotchbrite to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-27-2022, 10:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 933
Posted By David Paule
The major custom interior vendors can use...

The major custom interior vendors can use sheepskin. You do need to ask for it.

I'm having my RV-3B cushions covered in it by Oregon Aero and have had a different vendor do my Cessna 180 cushions in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-26-2022, 03:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,601
Posted By David Paule
I'd contact Van's about this. Perhaps a decent...

I'd contact Van's about this.

Perhaps a decent lubricant will help next time. Ages ago, I remember that the BD-5 specified lanolin for this job. They said that it was the only thing they knew of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-26-2022, 12:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 933
Posted By David Paule
Had sheepskin seat covers for about 6 years in a...

Had sheepskin seat covers for about 6 years in a car, sold the car with no perceptible wear on the covers.

Dave
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-25-2022, 07:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 859
Posted By David Paule
Turns out I was wrong. Take a look at Section 1,...

Turns out I was wrong. Take a look at Section 1, page 01iS/U-06. Look for "A Word About the Builder's Manual." The excerpt below is from the 05/01/18 copy that I have here. I haven't checked for...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 11-25-2022, 04:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 328
Posted By David Paule
Something like this...

Something like this (https://www.amazon.com/General-Aviation-Twin-Plug-Headset-Adapter/dp/B01MSY7RKY) could give you more options.

Dave
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-25-2022, 01:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 859
Posted By David Paule
The KAI for your airplane came with the kits and...

The KAI for your airplane came with the kits and are applicable to those parts. Later KAI sections don't apply. For changes that affect your airplane, see the service letters and service...
Forum: My RV Build Project 11-23-2022, 07:46 PM
Replies: 648
Views: 459,707
Posted By David Paule
After much finagling, I finally got the oil...

After much finagling, I finally got the oil door’s latch installed to the oil door and its area of the cowl. First, I had to build up a suitable pad to attach the latch hinge to, since none of the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-23-2022, 03:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 719
Posted By David Paule
1. Yes. 2. What Paul said - those things are so...

1. Yes.

2. What Paul said - those things are so handy for this. But in many cases you'll need to get used to reading the scale with a mirror because it'll be on the "bottom" side as you're holding...
Forum: Tools 11-22-2022, 08:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 730
Posted By David Paule
You might also try using a drill bit from a...

You might also try using a drill bit from a different vendor. Another possibility is that you're rpm is too low. Those small bits need more than a typical drill press can give them, so set it on the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-21-2022, 05:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,995
Posted By David Paule
Both of you, thanks for all your help over the...

Both of you, thanks for all your help over the years! If ever retirement was well earned, you guys did it. All the best!

Scott, I hope you've groomed your VAF successor....

Thanks again,
Dave
Forum: RV-10 11-20-2022, 10:33 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,957
Posted By David Paule
There are apparently several reasons why the...

There are apparently several reasons why the shimmy can occur. One of them appears to be that the fore-aft and vertical stiffnesses are the same, for round gear legs. Adding an aluminum stiffener in...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-19-2022, 06:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,011
Posted By David Paule
John, the axial forces in the pushrods can be...

John, the axial forces in the pushrods can be quite high (although not at this aileron servo). But the side loads aren't. The angles are too small.

Mel, it's done. Thanks for the reminder!

Dave
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-19-2022, 03:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,011
Posted By David Paule
This is what I did. It's made of .020 and is...

This is what I did. It's made of .020 and is adequately strong - potential side loads on the bearing are small and quantifiable. I just could not imagine putting in something heavy where the weight...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-18-2022, 12:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 474
Posted By David Paule
Be careful with sharp bend radii. They add a...

Be careful with sharp bend radii. They add a stress concentration to the rope as it goes around the bend, significantly reducing its strength.

Knots, for example, typically reduce the strength to...
Forum: My RV Build Project 11-18-2022, 10:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,507
Posted By David Paule
Anyone With Leadership Training?

Turns out that appointing a team leader is a lot easier than training the person to lead. I've never had any leadership training and have only held a couple relatively short leadership positions. I...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-17-2022, 05:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,305
Posted By David Paule
I've got what's left of a 50+ year old roll...

I've got what's left of a 50+ year old roll that's waxed. Perhaps due to its age, it does not make a mess. Sure holds, though.

Dave
Forum: RV-3 11-17-2022, 09:06 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,895
Posted By David Paule
I think the airfoil is 13.5% thick but am not...

I think the airfoil is 13.5% thick but am not sure.

My earlier advice to make a template isn't real good. Better would just be to put thin battens on the top and bottom of the wing and use them to...
Forum: RV-3 11-16-2022, 05:46 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,895
Posted By David Paule
Fair the top and bottom surfaces to the aileron,...

Fair the top and bottom surfaces to the aileron, using batten strips if necessary. Then you can line up a board to the wing with the aileron in its place. Confirm.

Cut out the template.

On mine, I...
Forum: RV-3 11-16-2022, 12:26 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,895
Posted By David Paule
My 2012 kit for my B model wings did not have it....

My 2012 kit for my B model wings did not have it. Here's SK30:

33951

If you remove a wingtip, you can make a full-size template from the wing itself.

Dave
Forum: RV-3 11-16-2022, 12:23 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,895
Posted By David Paule
It didn't for my 2012 kit. Dave

It didn't for my 2012 kit.

Dave
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-16-2022, 10:04 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 336
Posted By David Paule
Handy Cowl Support For RV-3 & -4

As with so many things in life, timing is everything. In this case, wait until you're starting to work on the cowl and then this is a good thing.

Another thread...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-16-2022, 09:40 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,810
Posted By David Paule
The most-used power tool in my shop is the shop...

The most-used power tool in my shop is the shop vac. I vacuum up ships and dust as soon as I can. Could probably get away with less but that's what I do.

Dave
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-14-2022, 06:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,629
Posted By David Paule
Van's was wrong, they aren't dampers. But that's...

Van's was wrong, they aren't dampers. But that's what they originally thought back then.

Dave
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-11-2022, 09:36 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,629
Posted By David Paule
Some Notes On Origin, Alloys and Size

The concept wasn't my idea, I got it from someone here on VAF. But since I am a retired structural engineer, I had an idea why these work - they decouple the fore-aft stiffness from the up-down...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-09-2022, 09:20 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 9,274
Posted By David Paule
Original Thread

Since the original thread was so valuable, I saved it as a PDF way back when. Unfortunately it's more than 70 megs, too busy to post here. If someone has a place where I can upload it without...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-08-2022, 05:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 959
Posted By David Paule
Go slow. Steel likes much slower bit speeds than...

Go slow. Steel likes much slower bit speeds than aluminum.

Dave
Forum: My RV Build Project 11-08-2022, 12:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,507
Posted By David Paule
Terrific! We now have a pneumatic rivet squeezer...

Terrific!

We now have a pneumatic rivet squeezer that still lacks the industrial air hose fitting (and perhaps the compressor too). Also some more dies, electric blind rivet pullers and a few more...
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-07-2022, 11:13 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,399
Posted By David Paule
Or if you really want a project, you may be able...

Or if you really want a project, you may be able to find an RV-6/6A kit, unfinished, that you can complete. For a straightforward airplane construction project, though, really... go for the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-06-2022, 06:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,277
Posted By David Paule
Zizzo Urbano First Impression

I got my Zizzo Urbano last week.

It rides okay, nothing stunning, but certainly satisfactory. Its overall stability is less than most of the standard bikes Iíve owned but a lot better than the road...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-06-2022, 10:54 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,779
Posted By David Paule
Fiberfrax belly insulation covered with .020...

Fiberfrax belly insulation covered with .020 Titanium, grade 2. This overlapped (underlapped? it was underneath...) the aluminum stock belly.

Dave
Forum: My RV Build Project 11-05-2022, 11:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,507
Posted By David Paule
We got the practice kits for the morning session,...

We got the practice kits for the morning session, so Ron's going to have his hands full mentoring them. We need more morning mentors, though. Well, more mentors, period.

The tools are starting to...
Forum: My RV Build Project 11-05-2022, 11:17 AM
Replies: 648
Views: 459,707
Posted By David Paule
I installed both the upper and lower cowl and the...

I installed both the upper and lower cowl and the cockpit coaming. Thatís the top that goes over the front of the cockpit. I did this so that I could check that all the lines are flowing about right...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-01-2022, 08:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,277
Posted By David Paule
Sure glad you like it... mine is supposed to...

Sure glad you like it... mine is supposed to arrive on Thursday.

There are a couple electric folding bikes that collapse to about the same size. The Fiido D11 and D21 cost about $1,000 and $1,200...
Forum: My RV Build Project 11-01-2022, 01:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,507
Posted By David Paule
We also sometimes have a Friday afternoon mentor,...

We also sometimes have a Friday afternoon mentor, thanks, Norm, but right now Tuesday afternoons has no mentor.

We could easily use multiple mentors per class. If we had them, more students could...
Forum: My RV Build Project 10-31-2022, 07:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,507
Posted By David Paule
Here are some of the students today. Mack's...

Here are some of the students today.

Mack's deburring some of the AEX Angle pieces.

https://i.imgur.com/ZoG9CIA.jpg

Elizabeth and Emma are getting some of the next parts that they'll need....
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 10-30-2022, 11:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 989
Posted By David Paule
Very nice video, thanks! Dave

Very nice video, thanks!

Dave
Forum: RV-3 10-29-2022, 08:26 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 214,751
Posted By David Paule
Congratulations! And thanks for the photos -...

Congratulations!

And thanks for the photos - that's a nice looking RV-3B.

Dave
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-29-2022, 06:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,778
Posted By David Paule
I bonded my canopy to the non-Van's fiberglass...

I bonded my canopy to the non-Van's fiberglass frame/fairing on my RV-3B. I used 3M's 2216 B/A epoxy. The epoxy's datasheet said to use isopropyl alcohol to clean the acrylic. It worked fine and was...
Forum: My RV Build Project 10-28-2022, 06:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,507
Posted By David Paule
Background

The kit was ordered last summer, by Dan Zahner, a teacher at the school, with funding from a donor. He ordered the empennage, wing, fuselage and finish kits. All have arrived except the finish kit,...
Forum: My RV Build Project 10-28-2022, 04:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,507
Posted By David Paule
RV-12iS Boulder High School, Colorado

I'm starting this thread so that we have a place to show progress and discuss issues.

Right now the biggest issue is that mentors are scarce. We have two regular ones and they can meet two days a...
Forum: RV-3 10-27-2022, 09:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,419
Posted By David Paule
Don't care for the jelly bean look, plus I have...

Don't care for the jelly bean look, plus I have an engine. The Rocket urge is gone anyway, I think I might have grown up finally.

Dave
Forum: RV-3 10-26-2022, 12:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,419
Posted By David Paule
I'm building a -3B and for a few years, every six...

I'm building a -3B and for a few years, every six months or so, I'd lose a few days thinking about a Rocket. Couldn't help it.

Dave
Forum: Primers 10-25-2022, 08:34 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,838
Posted By David Paule
Priming. Dave

Priming.

Dave
Forum: Safety 10-25-2022, 01:31 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,056
Posted By David Paule
On my RV-3B, I added 1/16" Fiberfrax and .020...

On my RV-3B, I added 1/16" Fiberfrax and .020 titanium overlay (underlay?) to the belly aft of the firewall. Some of the rivets were per plans, left open for this, but most of them were just for...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-24-2022, 05:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 531
Posted By David Paule
I bought mine here....

I bought mine here. (https://www.theflightshop.com/Home/ClickBondAuthorizedDistributor)

Dave
Forum: RV-3 10-23-2022, 03:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 674
Posted By David Paule
Nicely done! Dave

Nicely done!

Dave
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-23-2022, 10:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,747
Posted By David Paule
If you succeed in making it removable, please...

If you succeed in making it removable, please post it here. The high school class I'm mentoring has already experienced one of those problems but we have a loaned tool.

Thanks!

Dave
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-22-2022, 01:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 696
Posted By David Paule
Fiona's right - we badly need some active...

Fiona's right - we badly need some active mentors. Much of the time I'm the only one.

There is a morning session and an afternoon session. The only one I can make is the afternoon session, so I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-21-2022, 04:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,153
Posted By David Paule
Way to go, Rocky! You're an inspiration. Dave

Way to go, Rocky! You're an inspiration.

Dave
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-21-2022, 04:44 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,309
Posted By David Paule
Agree with Kyle and rv8ch. Dave

Agree with Kyle and rv8ch.

Dave
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-21-2022, 12:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 696
Posted By David Paule
Fiona, if and when you find some volunteers,...

Fiona, if and when you find some volunteers, please have them get in touch with me - I'm the afternoon mentor, two days a week. There are some resources which I can share that'll help you out in that...
Forum: Tools 10-20-2022, 07:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 937
Posted By David Paule
No whistle but I haven't tried the mask, just the...

No whistle but I haven't tried the mask, just the hood. My chief gripe with that is visibility.

Dave
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-19-2022, 10:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,373
Posted By David Paule
Scott, I got that part of it. Thanks for all...

Scott, I got that part of it.

Thanks for all your suggestions, here and elsewhere. Greatly valued.

Dave
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-18-2022, 09:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,373
Posted By David Paule
The builders who mentioned soldering tools -...

The builders who mentioned soldering tools - thanks!

Scott, I think you picked up on what this is for. In this case, there are too few mentors to provide proper guidance (mentors needed - Boulder...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-17-2022, 07:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,373
Posted By David Paule
Soldering Iron for Vinyl - Recommendation?

Looking for a soldering iron for removing the blue film with an end that I can round so it doesn't scratch. It has to be something currently available. Any recommendations?

Thanks,
Dave
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-16-2022, 06:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,335
Posted By David Paule
It's helpful to put marks on the floor where the...

It's helpful to put marks on the floor where the tires should go. A friend painted lines on the floor to guide the planes in when I put my plane in the hangar with his and that was especially...
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