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Forum: RV-10 06-01-2022, 02:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,266
Posted By CubedRoot
I'd much appreciate that! I keep my 177RG over at...

I'd much appreciate that! I keep my 177RG over at KFGU. I'll send you a PM with my contact info, I'll gladly pay my pro-rata share for a ride in an RV-10 :-)
Forum: RV-10 05-31-2022, 11:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,266
Posted By CubedRoot
Potential RV-10 owner, coming from a 177RG

Hey all,
I am going to Vegas to do a pre-buy on a nice 2012 built RV-10 this weekend. So far everything looks really great on this aircraft. I was hoping to get some opinions and feedback.

I've...
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-20-2020, 07:02 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 14,647
Posted By CubedRoot
Walt, Isn't the Titan IO-370 rated for between...

Walt,
Isn't the Titan IO-370 rated for between 187 and 195 HP? An IO-390EXP119 is rated at 215. and the IO-390 A3B6 is at 210. Thats a pretty significant difference I'd think.

I'm also...
Forum: Tools 10-19-2020, 08:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,936
Posted By CubedRoot
If this is the NUMATX Pneumatic / Hydraulic...

If this is the NUMATX Pneumatic / Hydraulic squeezer (which I think it is), there is no throw setting like there is in a conventional pneumatic squeezer. These Numatx hydraulic squeezers dont need...
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-18-2020, 10:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,309
Posted By CubedRoot
Extra hardware after finishing the wings?

I am probably 98% done with my wings. All thats left is to rivet on the bottom skins, and attach the flaps, and of course fiberglass work. However, I've noticed a good bit of "extra" hardware left...
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-06-2020, 10:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,011
Posted By CubedRoot
I just measured my 2017 version tank skins, with...

I just measured my 2017 version tank skins, with Newton caps. My skin hole is right about 2 5/16". You can see in this...
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-06-2020, 10:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,011
Posted By CubedRoot
with the hole at 2 9/16" (2.56") and the cap...

with the hole at 2 9/16" (2.56") and the cap being 2.3", thats going to leave you with the same gap around the cap as you in the photo above.

My fuel caps have a very small gap around the newton...
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-06-2020, 10:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,011
Posted By CubedRoot
Freakshow, when did you purchase your wing kit? ...

Freakshow, when did you purchase your wing kit? It makes me wonder when Vans started doing larger holes for the fuel caps.

I bought my wings around the first of 2017, and the fuel cap hole in the...
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-05-2020, 09:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,639
Posted By CubedRoot
I suspect this will be dependent on the type of...

I suspect this will be dependent on the type of fuel you are using as well as the quantity of said fuel. I just installed the capactive senders in my fuel tanks a few weeks ago, and all they are is...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-05-2020, 09:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,436
Posted By CubedRoot
For what its worth, I dimpled the skin, the...

For what its worth, I dimpled the skin, the doubler and the rib using my DRDT-2. I am building an RV-7. They came out very nice and smooth.
Forum: RV-10 10-05-2020, 10:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,971
Posted By CubedRoot
I've got a 5 gallon "chuck-it Bucket" for parts I...

I've got a 5 gallon "chuck-it Bucket" for parts I have messed up. When I have ordered parts, Vans takes a day or two to fill the order (depending on what time of day you submit the order), and I...
Forum: RV-10 10-05-2020, 09:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,971
Posted By CubedRoot
I bought the Isham tool kit with most of the...

I bought the Isham tool kit with most of the ugprades, and I love it. I use just about every tool in that kit, and its incredibly complete.

I've only had to add a few things, mostly "luxury" tools...
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-04-2020, 11:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,239
Posted By CubedRoot
Well gents, I made the leap and cut my tubes...

Well gents, I made the leap and cut my tubes tonight. I used the bolt-in-the-bench method to figure out what length the tubes needed to be cut to assure the 69 9/32" total length from the rod end to...
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-04-2020, 03:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,011
Posted By CubedRoot
I bought my wing kit a few years ago, when Vans...

I bought my wing kit a few years ago, when Vans sold them as the "Deluxe Locking Fuel Caps" as an option. I bought them and I REALLY like them.

Here's a few posts on my blog where I installed...
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-03-2020, 05:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,239
Posted By CubedRoot
Is that tube stock used for anything else in the...

Is that tube stock used for anything else in the build? If not! Iíll just cut both really long and leave one end unfinished till I bolt the wings on
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-03-2020, 11:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,239
Posted By CubedRoot
Iím about to cut my pushrods and was wanting to...

Iím about to cut my pushrods and was wanting to know if any of you guys had any issues with cutting longer?

Larry, did your dimensions work out ok?
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-21-2020, 11:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,599
Posted By CubedRoot
Yeah, I was wondering why Vans has us put the...

Yeah, I was wondering why Vans has us put the flush head on the outer side of that outboard bracket. I've already got these rivets set, so I'll just have to see how close it is when I mount the...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-21-2020, 09:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,599
Posted By CubedRoot
W-413 and W-414 aileron brackets priming?

Hey all,
I am finishing up the aileron brackets on my -7, and I noticed the plans calls out to be very careful of the clearances between the two plates that make up the aileron brackets. Typically,...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-05-2020, 10:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,214
Posted By CubedRoot
I would use an equivalent pulled rivet (aka...

I would use an equivalent pulled rivet (aka pop-rivet). Im sorry I don't recall what the AN426AD3-3.5 equivalent is, but I know there are some countersunk pulled / blind rivets that will be fine for...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-05-2020, 10:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,877
Posted By CubedRoot
Just some suggestions. Wedgeloc Clecos are the...

Just some suggestions.

Wedgeloc Clecos are the best.

A Numatx Squeezer is a high dollar item, but I LOVE mine. Money well spent in my opinion.

Sioux Air Drill (air motor). Incredibly well...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-03-2020, 11:50 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,054
Posted By CubedRoot
Yeap. Drag is one of the reasons Junkers pulled...

Yeap. Drag is one of the reasons Junkers pulled them from the Stukas. Those things looked pretty draggy just to make some noise.
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-03-2020, 10:37 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,054
Posted By CubedRoot
It was the Corsair that got the nickname...

It was the Corsair that got the nickname "Whistling Death". It's most definitely not a myth. The whistle at high dive speeds came from a few factors on the Corsair, the gun ports, and the slots on...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-03-2020, 10:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,956
Posted By CubedRoot
This mightn be a silly question, but how well...

This mightn be a silly question, but how well does the skills learned in this course translate to non Garmin panels? I'll be doing a Dynon in my aircraft, and Avidyne Navigator with zero Garmin...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-08-2020, 12:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,963
Posted By CubedRoot
Amir, I'm up in Chattanooga building a -7...

Amir,
I'm up in Chattanooga building a -7 (still..hah). If you ever need someone to buy gas and fly right seat, let me know! I haven't gotten to fly in a -7 yet, and would love to bum a ride in one!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-18-2019, 08:53 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 9,600
Posted By CubedRoot
That would be very much appreciated, and I would...

That would be very much appreciated, and I would proudly display the new sticker on my tool box :-)

How do I need to get one from ya?
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-03-2019, 12:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,146
Posted By CubedRoot
Looks great! Looking forward to some PIREPS on it...

Looks great! Looking forward to some PIREPS on it Walt!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-03-2019, 12:28 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 9,600
Posted By CubedRoot
I really like the new site and even the new...

I really like the new site and even the new branding! I was never a real big fan of the old logo, simply because it was eerily similar to the Vans shoes line. But I did appreciate its...
Forum: My RV Build Project 08-03-2018, 07:35 AM
Replies: 729
Views: 351,255
Posted By CubedRoot
I'm still around, just took a break from building...

I'm still around, just took a break from building for a little bit. I purchased this old girl:

https://imgur.com/rDNts9Qh.jpg

And I haven't had much time to work on the build. I've bene spending a...
Forum: My RV Build Project 08-02-2018, 07:00 PM
Replies: 729
Views: 351,255
Posted By CubedRoot
I always use a swivel set, with the rubber boot...

I always use a swivel set, with the rubber boot around it. Works great.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 07-19-2018, 02:13 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 21,060
Posted By CubedRoot
I've been contributing for quite a while now,...

I've been contributing for quite a while now, yearly. I would like to see some sort of yearly subscription model that allowed some very basic things....like more than 50 messages in your inbox :-)
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 07-19-2018, 08:08 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 21,060
Posted By CubedRoot
Thats exactly what the newer versions of...

Thats exactly what the newer versions of vBulletin do. You can scale and resize images directly in the post while you are making it, and it converts all the photo size, location in the post, anchors...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 07-18-2018, 11:46 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 21,060
Posted By CubedRoot
Works great here Dan. Glad to see your photos...

Works great here Dan. Glad to see your photos are coming back! I had a bunch of your threads bookmarked for future reading to take advantage of the knowledge you shared when I got to that point in...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 07-18-2018, 11:17 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 21,060
Posted By CubedRoot
I was referring to how much better the newer...

I was referring to how much better the newer versions of vBulletin handle embedding images from URL's. Not in hosting the images internally. In this old version we are using the image URL tags are...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 07-17-2018, 11:27 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 21,060
Posted By CubedRoot
I REALLY wish this site would be upgraded to the...

I REALLY wish this site would be upgraded to the latest version of vBulletin. This version is over a decade old. The newer versions handle photos WAY better.

[ed. ...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 07-17-2018, 09:36 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 21,060
Posted By CubedRoot
I?ve been using imgur.com for nearly a decade now...

I?ve been using imgur.com for nearly a decade now with zero issues.
Forum: Southeast 07-05-2018, 09:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,945
Posted By CubedRoot
This needs to be a sticky!! :-) Great list. ...

This needs to be a sticky!! :-) Great list.

I'm down at Collegedale (KFGU) and we have our next EAA Chapter 150 meetings at 9am on the third Saturday of the month. The chapter is starting to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-27-2018, 07:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,765
Posted By CubedRoot
Hey Pat, Any chance you might consider selling a...

Hey Pat,
Any chance you might consider selling a version for the RV-7's as well?
Forum: My RV Build Project 06-26-2018, 07:45 PM
Replies: 729
Views: 351,255
Posted By CubedRoot
I've told ya to swing by the house one day, and...

I've told ya to swing by the house one day, and I'd show you the ropes on that practice kit. :-) You can get a feel for what kind of tools you'll need and the skills involved.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-25-2018, 01:18 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 9,463
Posted By CubedRoot
I've pondered the effectiviness of using...

I've pondered the effectiviness of using something like Line-X or some other truck bed coating in place of the wing walk material.

You'd have to mask everything off really well, but once that...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 06-23-2018, 10:56 PM
Replies: 831
Views: 647,147
Posted By CubedRoot
I have been following Jonathan and Evoke on...

I have been following Jonathan and Evoke on Facebook for a while now (I saw your plane there too!) and they turn out some beautiful work.

Absolutely gorgeous Mark! Did you also have Jonathan help...
Forum: My RV Build Project 06-11-2018, 07:51 PM
Replies: 729
Views: 351,255
Posted By CubedRoot
I've got a set of the Bullerent Longeron bending...

I've got a set of the Bullerent Longeron bending dies if you want to borrow them... I'll ship them up to you and you can ship'em back when you're done.

It'll be a while before I am needing them with...
Forum: RV-10 06-06-2018, 08:15 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 8,173
Posted By CubedRoot
Nice Work!! I like this....I'm gonna have to ask...

Nice Work!! I like this....I'm gonna have to ask for some details :-) so I can duplicate this in my RV-7.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-04-2018, 08:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,692
Posted By CubedRoot
Here's a list of plugins I am using: These two...

Here's a list of plugins I am using:

These two are available from the WordPress library:
Category Order and Taxonomy Terms Order <-- Used to break out the categories how I want
Get Custom Field...
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-04-2018, 07:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,345
Posted By CubedRoot
It looks flyable, but lets be honest... the trim...

It looks flyable, but lets be honest... the trim tab is pretty cheap from Van's even including shipping, and its not a whole bunch of work to redo. I am a bit of a perfectionist, so on a piece like...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-04-2018, 07:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,692
Posted By CubedRoot
I'm using wordpress and a few plugins for my...

I'm using wordpress and a few plugins for my build log:

http://theskunkwerx.com/


It's working pretty well, and I like that on the left side of the page I can break down each section of the build...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-26-2018, 09:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 11,670
Posted By CubedRoot
This is something that always concerned me about...

This is something that always concerned me about my RV-7 build. The RV-7 rudder has a metal skin covering the "box" that the counterweight sits in, and theres no easy way to get to those bolts to...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-25-2018, 12:23 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 12,007
Posted By CubedRoot
That's not how I read it. Foreflight is...

That's not how I read it. Foreflight is interpreting standard GDL90 data, including AHRS information. The Stratux Project is fully sending proper AHRS, weather, and traffic information to...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-25-2018, 09:12 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 10,654
Posted By CubedRoot
This...a THOUSAND times. To add on Mike's...

This...a THOUSAND times. To add on Mike's suggestion, it might be a good idea to create a Google Spreadsheet that has all your serial numbers in it with descriptions and installation dates. This...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-22-2018, 07:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,745
Posted By CubedRoot
Well considering it has a pretty useful shelf...

Well considering it has a pretty useful shelf life, if kept out of light, I will probably keep it in my locked chemical cabinet until I need it again.

But, if I need to get rid of it (I have 2...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-22-2018, 05:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,745
Posted By CubedRoot
I thought about using PreKote, but ended up just...

I thought about using PreKote, but ended up just scotchbrite and acetone.

Now though, I am considering doing something a bit different for all these dang wing ribs. I am going to dip my ribs in a...
Forum: Tools 04-19-2018, 10:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,213
Posted By CubedRoot
Yeah, I am pretty disappointed after that price....

Yeah, I am pretty disappointed after that price. The kit looks well designed, so I am not sure if the adapters I got are just bad, or what.
Forum: Tools 04-19-2018, 09:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,213
Posted By CubedRoot
Boeing Quick Change wobble?

I was going to spoil myself and purchase the Boing Quick Change set from Cleaveland Tool, and it was delivered today.

http://www.cleavelandtool.com/Quick-Change-Tooling-Kit/productinfo/QCKITW/

I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-17-2018, 08:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,630
Posted By CubedRoot
I'll be happy to let any of the Georgia brethren...

I'll be happy to let any of the Georgia brethren use my house to ship their large parts to and save on the sales tax.

Im just across the state line in Chattanooga, and donations of bourbon are...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-16-2018, 01:24 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 37,273
Posted By CubedRoot
I'm guessing that no one has been able to source...

I'm guessing that no one has been able to source 100 degree, flush head, torx fasteners for structural use, such as the fuel tank and inspection panels yet, have they?

I have browsed the micro...
Forum: My RV Build Project 04-14-2018, 05:32 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 46,855
Posted By CubedRoot
March 31st, 2017. WINGS ORDERED!!!!

link: http://theskunkwerx.com/rv7/ordered-the-wings/

created: 2017/03/31 08:00:44

Ordered the Wings!

I have submitted my order to Vans for the wings! I have been working with a few folks over the...
Forum: My RV Build Project 04-14-2018, 05:30 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 46,855
Posted By CubedRoot
March 31st, 2017. Hours Worked: 2.5

link: http://theskunkwerx.com/rv7/drilling-the-elevator-horns/

created: 2017/03/31 20:00:02

Drilling the Elevator Horns

This is pretty much the last step on the empennage kit! It's time to double...
Forum: My RV Build Project 04-14-2018, 05:24 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 46,855
Posted By CubedRoot
March 28th, 2017. Hours Worked: 2

link: http://theskunkwerx.com/rv7/fitting-the-elevators-to-the-horizontal-stabilizer/

created: 2017/03/28 22:00:23

Fitting The Elevators to the Horizontal Stabilizer

The empennage kit is wrapping...
Forum: My RV Build Project 04-14-2018, 05:21 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 46,855
Posted By CubedRoot
March 27th, 2017. Hours Worked: 1.5

link: http://theskunkwerx.com/rv7/finishing-the-rudder/

created: 2017/03/27 20:00:14

Finishing the Rudder

While Tammy and Acacia were taking a nap, I decided to sneak off to the shop and get some...
Forum: My RV Build Project 04-14-2018, 05:17 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 46,855
Posted By CubedRoot
March 23rd, 2017. Hours Worked: 2.5

link: http://theskunkwerx.com/rv7/riveting-the-rudder-trailing-edge/

created: 2017/03/23 19:00:19

Riveting the Rudder Trailing Edge

Tonight. I decided to take on the most difficult part of the...
Forum: My RV Build Project 04-14-2018, 05:15 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 46,855
Posted By CubedRoot
March 19th, 2017. Hours Worked: 3

link: http://theskunkwerx.com/rv7/mounting-the-trim-tab-servo/created: 2017/03/19 21:00:42

Mounting the Trim Tab Servo

Since my rudder trailing edge is still curing, I decided to work on the last...
Forum: My RV Build Project 04-14-2018, 05:10 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 46,855
Posted By CubedRoot
March 18th, 2017. Hours Worked: 1.25

link: http://theskunkwerx.com/rv7/bending-the-left-elevator-leading-edge/
created: 2017/03/18 00:58:23

Bending the Left Elevator Leading Edge

After[ getting the right elevator bent,...
Forum: My RV Build Project 04-14-2018, 05:08 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 46,855
Posted By CubedRoot
March 14th, 2017. Hours Worked: 2

link: http://theskunkwerx.com/rv7/bending-right-elevator-leading-edge/
created: 2017/03/14 19:00:37

Bending Right Elevator Leading Edge

With the right elevator all closed up, one of the last...
Forum: My RV Build Project 04-14-2018, 05:05 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 46,855
Posted By CubedRoot
March 13th, 2017. Hours Worked: 1.5

link: http://theskunkwerx.com/rv7/closing-up-the-elevators/
created: 2017/03/13 20:30:01

Closing up the Elevators

Tonight I was able to close up and rivet both the left and the right elevators....
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-14-2018, 12:44 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 12,007
Posted By CubedRoot
Well, with this announcement, the onus is...

Well, with this announcement, the onus is squarely on Dynon at this point. Dynon REALLY needs to just support GDL 90 output streams.
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