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Forum: RV-15 Today, 02:55 PM
Replies: 452
Views: 89,697
Posted By PilotjohnS
Yes but

The RV15 will be much faster
Forum: RV-15 Yesterday, 06:15 PM
Replies: 27
Poll: Who's In?
Views: 2,291
Posted By PilotjohnS
Realize

You do realize that you are really asking who wants to be a repeat offender and build a RV15?

Because most of these people on VAF are already builders/ owners of a RV.
Forum: Glass Cockpit Yesterday, 06:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 724
Posted By PilotjohnS
Just me

So i have a separate Panel mounted comm/nav (GNC 255) so that if the G3x goes dead, i have a comm and vor/ils and the G5.
Forum: RV-15 08-07-2022, 01:59 PM
Replies: 27
Poll: Who's In?
Views: 2,291
Posted By PilotjohnS
Tent

I am trying to figure out where to pitch the tent on Vans lawn.
Forum: Painting your RV 08-06-2022, 04:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,780
Posted By PilotjohnS
well

Well the wires look good.
Sorry for the sarcasm.
I have stayed away from the water based paints because of all you guys' problems. But I only painted the interior so far with traditional. With...
Forum: Safety 08-06-2022, 04:40 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,432
Posted By PilotjohnS
Batons

Unless you have batons on both sides, I think the sock will tend to push the ruder over hard left or right
Forum: My RV Build Project 08-05-2022, 12:09 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 126,830
Posted By PilotjohnS
Hangar Help

Sponge Bob helping out
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-04-2022, 01:42 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,454
Posted By PilotjohnS
That is funny.... Now maybe if it was an...

That is funny....

Now maybe if it was an RV15.....
Forum: Safety 08-04-2022, 10:10 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 9,969
Posted By PilotjohnS
Curious

Was there enough warning so that people could have relocated their planes?
Forum: RV-9/9A 08-03-2022, 11:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 239
Posted By PilotjohnS
Make sure

Make sure the tube is in the right place. The ribs that hold the tube may need the flanges bent more. The curve of the rib should flow smoothly into and around the tube.

1000 have come before you.
Forum: RV-9/9A 08-03-2022, 01:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,218
Posted By PilotjohnS
New kit

Ever year at OSH we seem to have a storm blow through and damage some rudders. I would hope Vans can do a rudder sub-kit and even bring a few to Osh every year. Heck, If I am driving, I wouldn't mind...
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 08-03-2022, 06:54 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 13,648
Posted By PilotjohnS
Osh 2021

Last year Vans announced there will be a RV16 high wing, but the emphasis is on the 15 first.
So I am hoping that development is outlined in the next few months. I would like to see which is better...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 08-02-2022, 08:34 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 242
Posted By PilotjohnS
WTB: Cessna Oil door latches

I am looking for two of the oil door latches that Cessna uses.
I believe they are KM610-64, or KM680?

EDIT:
Parts have been acquired. Thanks to all.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-02-2022, 07:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,349
Posted By PilotjohnS
Tram

Any where in Scholler you should be close to a tram stop.
Forum: RV-15 08-01-2022, 12:15 PM
Replies: 452
Views: 89,697
Posted By PilotjohnS
joking

" oh i wish I was a Vans,
that is what i truly want to be,
because if i was a Vans,
everyone would be in love with me."
Cessna 172
Forum: My RV Build Project 07-31-2022, 06:41 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 126,830
Posted By PilotjohnS
Done?

So I think my windscreen frame and aft skirt is done for now. They are primed and (nearly) ready for the painter. I say nearly because it was perfect until I tried a quick repair and ended up making...
Forum: RV-15 07-31-2022, 02:03 PM
Replies: 452
Views: 89,697
Posted By PilotjohnS
Could be

Could the RV15 presented at Osh be the prototype for both the RV15 and. 16?
Forum: RV-15 07-30-2022, 10:14 PM
Replies: 452
Views: 89,697
Posted By PilotjohnS
How?

So how slow CAN you go?

Enjoy the trip back. I suspect you will be doing some "sight seeing" along the way, like maybe a Johnson Creek diversion?

Time for that calendar picture.
Forum: RV-15 07-30-2022, 07:15 PM
Replies: 452
Views: 89,697
Posted By PilotjohnS
You know it

You know one of the first kits will get the 540. And probably scare the be bee jives out of the Vans team.
Forum: RV-15 07-30-2022, 06:03 PM
Replies: 452
Views: 89,697
Posted By PilotjohnS
Looks like

I think you are right. If it looks like a 172, people are gonna beat it up like a 172.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-30-2022, 06:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 858
Posted By PilotjohnS
Just me

Since you have a gnx375 you have the most expensive part. I would put a G3x systemin by adding a Gdu460 and the necessary support boxes. This in order to make full use of the gnx375
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-30-2022, 05:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,505
Posted By PilotjohnS
Hear hear

I hear a O360 isnt much heavier but a whole lot cheaper than a built 320
Forum: RV-15 07-30-2022, 09:33 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,042
Posted By PilotjohnS
Just me

No excuses, just do what you love.

I have talked myself out of more things that I care to admit.
JMHO
Forum: RV-15 07-28-2022, 04:19 PM
Replies: 452
Views: 89,697
Posted By PilotjohnS
My answers

I stayed at a Holiday Inn Express last night so here are my answers:

1. Only if you want the dead deer in your lap. (airfoil not intended for aerobatics)
2. fuel in wings on production version
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 07-28-2022, 01:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 971
Posted By PilotjohnS
headsets--- any deals at OSH?

I need a new headset.

Any show specials on Lightspeed headsets?
Forum: RV-15 07-28-2022, 07:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,469
Posted By PilotjohnS
Great Article

Paul, you and the Kitplanes team have made this a great homebuilding magazine. I find a helpful article in every issue. I am constantly clipping articles and saving them for later.
The RV 15 article...
Forum: RV-15 07-27-2022, 09:37 AM
Replies: 452
Views: 89,697
Posted By PilotjohnS
Heard

I heard 35' but may be reduced to fit in a T-Hangar.

I think this is Vans "wishlist" airplane. This will change to accommodate market; some things probably did not turn out the way they thought. If...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 07-26-2022, 03:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 498
Posted By PilotjohnS
email sent

email sent.
Sorry first one came back; my bad wrong address.
Forum: RV-15 07-26-2022, 02:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,092
Posted By PilotjohnS
notes

Laser cut OK (for fatigue life) if holes are dimpled

" so whether part was punched or laser-cut has zero impact on fatigue life if holes are dimpled"
Forum: Midwest 07-26-2022, 06:52 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 30,582
Posted By PilotjohnS
Locking

I like flush because it locks everything together, and does not just rely on rivet shear strength. Also, a smoother skin is easier to clean and keep clean. Yes it is more work, but for a plane that...
Forum: Midwest 07-25-2022, 02:47 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 30,582
Posted By PilotjohnS
Article

The article said io-390. I have not seen a report on speed yet thou. Still waiting too.

Like you said, those rivets will make it slow, so I wouldn't want to guess if Vans will ever publish a speed...
Forum: RV-15 07-25-2022, 01:56 PM
Replies: 452
Views: 89,697
Posted By PilotjohnS
Stabilator

The "Gurney Flap" on the stabilator looks way too tall. There is a NASA paper from about 1989 on the proper size. I think I still have a copy from my car racing days. A larger than desired Gurney...
Forum: Midwest 07-25-2022, 10:15 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 30,582
Posted By PilotjohnS
Rivets

Pop Rivets?
Hope solid flush is an option for durability.
Forum: Midwest 07-25-2022, 10:08 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 30,582
Posted By PilotjohnS
soo.

So it is a 170 built for the "modern" pilot?

Can someone measure the width?
Or maybe Sling has already done that??
Forum: Midwest 07-25-2022, 09:06 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 30,582
Posted By PilotjohnS
Where?

Where is the plane in the picture?
Its like Where is Waldo.
Forum: Midwest 07-24-2022, 10:07 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 30,582
Posted By PilotjohnS
Just you wait...

If you think the RVs are popular now, just wait until the RV15, RV15A (and RV16, RV16A) start replacing all the Cessna 170, 172's, 180, 185s...
Forum: Painting your RV 07-24-2022, 10:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,418
Posted By PilotjohnS
Choices

So I started using the rattle can primer on the fiberglass tips for the tail feathers. But that got me thinking that this primer is not very good. So i plan to take that off and spray with some very...
Forum: Midwest 07-24-2022, 01:24 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 30,582
Posted By PilotjohnS
Screenshot

Flightaware screenshot.
Holy cow!
Forum: Painting your RV 07-24-2022, 12:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,418
Posted By PilotjohnS
No primer

So what do you all think about this:
Prime and paint the fiberglass bits (tips, canopy windscreen trim, aft skirt, etc) as they are done prior to final installation. Painter will do whole plan at a...
Forum: Midwest 07-24-2022, 12:08 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 30,582
Posted By PilotjohnS
Parts

Maybe Vans need to bring a few 6/77/8/9 rudder kits to Osh every year. I am sure one could find someone with the skill to put a new rudder together during the show.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-23-2022, 08:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 603
Posted By PilotjohnS
Marketing tool

Remember, EVs are a marketing tool. The li-ion batteries are never going to be the dominant energy source for vehicles. For airplanes, curious if our Li-ion batteries will suffer from the EV vehicle...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 07-22-2022, 05:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,869
Posted By PilotjohnS
Good luck

Bruce
Good luck on your trip to Osh. Hope all remains good.
Have a beer for me on Sunday. I am staying home to finish the fiberglass.
Forum: Midwest 07-22-2022, 02:06 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 30,582
Posted By PilotjohnS
How hot is it?

How hot is it?
Forum: RV-15 07-21-2022, 08:38 PM
Replies: 452
Views: 89,697
Posted By PilotjohnS
So I and others have enlarged the holes in the...

So I and others have enlarged the holes in the ribs during the tank build to solve this problem.
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-20-2022, 11:04 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,444
Posted By PilotjohnS
Terminology

So a dash 3 rivet could mean two different things. It could me a rivet with a diameter of “3” as in AN426AD3-x. It could also be the length as in AN426AD3-3.

Often times people say, “ Use a dash 3...
Forum: Alternative Engines 07-20-2022, 12:51 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,280
Posted By PilotjohnS
Rocket

I agree, should be on a Rocket.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-20-2022, 09:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 360
Posted By PilotjohnS
If it was me...

If it was me, I would not take it apart to prime.

The rib that it is attached to is most likely Alcad sheet, so you have one layer there in contact with the 6061. As long as the exposed part of the...
Forum: RV-15 07-20-2022, 09:21 AM
Replies: 452
Views: 89,697
Posted By PilotjohnS
Price break Point

I think there is a price break point thou. I don't think many people will be taking a $1M Cirrius equivalent into the back country; just like you don't see many Mercedes G50 wagons off-roading....
Forum: RV-15 07-20-2022, 12:02 AM
Replies: 452
Views: 89,697
Posted By PilotjohnS
Thinking

I cant think of a supersonic fighter that did not have a stabilator.
Forum: California 07-19-2022, 10:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 723
Posted By PilotjohnS
Palmdale

Last I checked, Palmdale has the Blackbird Airpark next to the Joe Davies Park. It has a few SR71's on display. Very impressive.
Forum: My RV Build Project 07-18-2022, 09:20 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 126,830
Posted By PilotjohnS
Fiberglassing - Final Stretch

This week I got the front and rear skirts smoothed out enough with microballons / epoxy mixture to shot the first coat of primer.

I am using the Sherwin Williams sandable primer that builds up about...
Forum: RV-15 07-18-2022, 12:25 PM
Replies: 452
Views: 89,697
Posted By PilotjohnS
Design Considerations

One of the design considerations may be to have the wings relatively easy to remove. Just for those times someone lands and don't want to attempt a take off again....
Forum: RV-15 07-18-2022, 07:51 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,622
Posted By PilotjohnS
All I know…

All I know is it will be a fair price.
And dont forget the discount you will receive for the engine from Lycoming.

Where other manufacturers are trying to cover their entire over head with one or...
Forum: RV-15 07-17-2022, 10:41 PM
Replies: 452
Views: 89,697
Posted By PilotjohnS
RV15 to Osh?

So will the RV 15 make it to Osh?

I guess if the 40 hours are not flown off, they could get a ferry permit.
But if maintanence is done at night, then daylight hours can be used to complete the test...
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-17-2022, 06:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,072
Posted By PilotjohnS
Late

I was late to the super duper meeting and didn't hear that part.
Forum: RV-15 07-17-2022, 02:08 PM
Replies: 452
Views: 89,697
Posted By PilotjohnS
Just a thought

I have a feeling that those who are running wheel pants are probably not the same guys and gals who are running large tires. The guys who wear pants, probably all have smaller props too for more...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-17-2022, 08:54 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 290
Posted By PilotjohnS
Not really

I dont plan to fly thru thunder storms, so i did not go to the extreme of bonding the avionics to the panel.

However, I think naturally they are all electrically bonded since I used a metal panel...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-16-2022, 08:33 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,536
Posted By PilotjohnS
Science?

I dont see the science behind just adding 32% to the best L/D speed. That magic number must assume a general aircraft. I think we need an RV to go and plot airspeed vs fuel consumption and then find...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-16-2022, 06:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,119
Posted By PilotjohnS
If you don't have the solid shaft upgrade for the...

If you don't have the solid shaft upgrade for the brake pedal's pivot, and instead have the two bolts, one on either side, this is a possibility. We all changed the brake pedal pivot to a solid rod...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-16-2022, 05:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,119
Posted By PilotjohnS
Viton

I have my parking brake installed but the system is not primed yet. Is there a way to switch out the o rings for Viton or some other material that wont deform? I would like to do this before I prime...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-15-2022, 10:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 348
Posted By PilotjohnS
Similar thread

Last week there was a similar thread. Hope it is still avialable.
Forum: Propellers 07-15-2022, 10:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 258
Posted By PilotjohnS
Loctite 242

My manual send to use Locktite 242 from aviation isle of Lowes.
Forum: Electrical Systems 07-15-2022, 02:57 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,513
Posted By PilotjohnS
This one?

So it looks like it is powered from 14V aircraft, but yet my old style uses 2x AA. So i have to buy a LEMO headset???
Forum: Electrical Systems 07-15-2022, 02:35 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,513
Posted By PilotjohnS
Lemo Schematic

Does anyone have a LEMO schematic?

Thanks
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