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Forum: RV-10 03-08-2021, 01:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 824
Posted By AndyWAUS
Thanks so much Patrick and Randy! I re-clecoed...

Thanks so much Patrick and Randy! I re-clecoed the pieces and they look better now. Will make sure to keep it aligned and level while riveting - that is after I finish deburring and dimpling these...
Forum: RV-10 03-07-2021, 09:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 824
Posted By AndyWAUS
Need help with RV-10 empennage page 10-8 step 1

Hi all,

I'm having a bit of trouble figuring out the relative position of a few parts. The parts in question are:

- F-1073-R and F-1073-L Side Skins
- F-1078 Forward Bottom Skin
- F-1079 Aft Bottom...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-16-2021, 09:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 722
Posted By AndyWAUS
Looks great, thank you. I love the trick with a...

Looks great, thank you. I love the trick with a washer!

I think I now understand my mistake. I was trying to set the rivets fully in one go using only the squeezer. I was over squeezing and not...
Forum: RV-14 01-15-2021, 09:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,801
Posted By AndyWAUS
By tight I meant they were fitting tight enough...

By tight I meant they were fitting tight enough inside, with not much slack. Once I put a thin layer of the black sealer on them, it actually took considerable force to slide them in place. Thanks...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-15-2021, 09:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 722
Posted By AndyWAUS
I'll be the first then. Looks great! I'll keep...

I'll be the first then. Looks great! I'll keep pounding mine...
Forum: RV-14 01-14-2021, 10:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,801
Posted By AndyWAUS
Oh ****, I completely overlooked the warning on...

Oh ****, I completely overlooked the warning on the page! I cut out from the Vans provided plans thinking this was to scale. They were fitting pretty tight, so I thought they were okay. I just went...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-14-2021, 10:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 722
Posted By AndyWAUS
Riveting trailing edge

Hi builders. I'm looking for a picture example of a good looking shop heads of the riveted trailing edge.

I started very carefully squeezing the elevator trailing edge with an angled rivet set. The...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-14-2021, 10:48 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,414
Posted By AndyWAUS
I got a call back from FAA MIDO, and they...

I got a call back from FAA MIDO, and they confirmed the things others have said on the thread. For the airworthiness certificate perspective, they are only concerned about the 51% rule, and as long...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-14-2021, 10:24 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,710
Posted By AndyWAUS
I also do what the OP and Tom does with air...

I also do what the OP and Tom does with air pressure - the lines are at 90 and the restrictor cranked all the way down and then opened just enough so I can hold the gun and get the rivets set in...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-14-2021, 12:05 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,710
Posted By AndyWAUS
Salty, Nothing to add to a lot of good advice...

Salty,

Nothing to add to a lot of good advice from experienced folks on this thread. But let me just say - 8 months ago I was you. I made the phone holder and did the practice project that came with...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-13-2021, 10:50 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,414
Posted By AndyWAUS
This is odd - I asked FAA this very question...

This is odd - I asked FAA this very question today and they confirmed the form (I think you refer to the Amateur-Built Fabrication and Assembly Checklist) is not needed for kit planes from the FAA...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-13-2021, 05:21 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,414
Posted By AndyWAUS
For this purpose I use the plans book itself. I...

For this purpose I use the plans book itself. I mark each step as I go with checkmarks and comments. Probably not the best way to search for and retrieve information, but it works for now. Sometimes...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-13-2021, 05:17 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,414
Posted By AndyWAUS
Now that makes more sense. Thank you! I actually...

Now that makes more sense. Thank you!
I actually got a call back from FSDO and asked them the question. The FAA person told me the same info - they would like to see a few pictures of me building it...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-13-2021, 03:53 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,414
Posted By AndyWAUS
Thank you folks! Let me clarify the question a...

Thank you folks! Let me clarify the question a little bit. I know many people enjoy blogging and vlogging every detail of their build. I'm not one of them. There are many people much more qualified...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-13-2021, 10:36 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,414
Posted By AndyWAUS
Question What does FAA require you to do early on?

I'm in the middle of the RV-10 empennage kit. I noticed many people here keep detailed build logs and many also registered an N-number. I have done none of these things. My only build log is the date...
Forum: RV-10 01-13-2021, 10:25 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,254
Posted By AndyWAUS
Thank you everyone for your inputs! What you told...

Thank you everyone for your inputs! What you told me, quick build or slow, it's a long way before first flight. :)
Which is fine. I don't have a hangar yet anyway, and from what I heard from others...
Forum: RV-10 01-11-2021, 07:39 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,254
Posted By AndyWAUS
Thanks for the reassuring words. Iím sure it can...

Thanks for the reassuring words. Iím sure it can be done. After working on the empennage with zero skills Iím even almost certain that I can do it all (although Iím having doubts about that canopy...
Forum: RV-10 01-11-2021, 06:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,254
Posted By AndyWAUS
Estimated build time per kit

So I started building my empennage last May. I'm getting close to finishing the elevators. Just need to rivet the trailing edges and then the trim tabs, which are also partially done already (bent,...
Forum: RV-10 01-02-2021, 12:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,687
Posted By AndyWAUS
Krea, thank you for your detailed reply. Will...

Krea, thank you for your detailed reply. Will include the mods you mentioned to my to-consider list. For now itís hard for me to tell whether I want a particular 3rd party option vs the standard....
Forum: RV-10 01-01-2021, 02:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,687
Posted By AndyWAUS
List of all mods

Hi all,

I’m still at the beginning of my build project currently working on the elevator. Initially I thought I would just build the standard plane per Van’s instructions. By reading a few threads...
Forum: RV-10 12-29-2020, 09:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 782
Posted By AndyWAUS
Thank you, good to know! The riveting page is...

Thank you, good to know! The riveting page is where I stopped, looked at the prepped parts and thought - wait a minute, they donít fit. Going to dimple a few holes in the primed skin, no big deal I...
Forum: Primers 12-28-2020, 12:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,941
Posted By AndyWAUS
I have a further update for those who are...

I have a further update for those who are interested. I called Sherwin Williams support phone and left a voice mail. They called me back today and provided this recommendation: "we would typically...
Forum: RV-10 12-27-2020, 11:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 782
Posted By AndyWAUS
Dimpling the elevator tip ribs

Hi everyone.

It looks like a step is missing in the empennage plans page 9-9. Step 4 of the page talks about dimpling two holes in the web of E-903 and E-904. Then step 5 says to dimple the top and...
Forum: Primers 12-24-2020, 02:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,941
Posted By AndyWAUS
Thank you all for your advice. Reporting back my...

Thank you all for your advice. Reporting back my results.

I preheated the parts, tools, primer/reducer to room temperature. I also put a heater directly in front of the air intake of the...
Forum: Primers 12-23-2020, 11:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,941
Posted By AndyWAUS
Priming in cold weather

I did not find any temperature restrictions in the SW P60G2 manual, so wanted to ask the collective mind. Should I be concerned about applying the primer when itís cold outside, say 32F? Is it better...
Forum: RV-10 12-14-2020, 11:08 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,723
Posted By AndyWAUS
Came back to read this. Rongawer, I canít tell...

Came back to read this. Rongawer, I canít tell you how grateful I am for your mentioning of the set. Actually, I already have this squeezer set. It came in the standard kit from Cleaveland. But for...
Forum: RV-10 12-09-2020, 09:45 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,723
Posted By AndyWAUS
Thank you! I'm definitely buying this when I get...

Thank you! I'm definitely buying this when I get to the wings! I didn't know this thing existed - wish it was in their RV tools bundle kit.
Forum: RV-10 12-08-2020, 02:27 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,723
Posted By AndyWAUS
Coutersinking the trailing edge wedge

I'm building the empennage, and so far my experience has been quite frustrating. :) Today was the first time I felt like things were going my way. So I want to share a little success story.

When...
Forum: RV-10 10-26-2020, 03:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,264
Posted By AndyWAUS
Thank you everyone for your responses! I...

Thank you everyone for your responses! I suspected the answer was going to be “double offset cup rivet set and a bucking bar” but wanted to make sure and quite honestly was hoping to avoid using the...
Forum: RV-10 10-25-2020, 10:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,264
Posted By AndyWAUS
Help needed with empennage page 8-12

Hi everyone. I hit a roadblock doing the RV-10 horizontal stabilizer. Step 2 of page 8-12 is to rivet the front spar assembly to the nose ribs. I can’t figure out how to rivet the two inboard nose...
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