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Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-20-2020, 11:56 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,322
Posted By BoilermakerRV
Safety Glasses Aren't Perfect

I was using a combo belt/disc sander on a bench. I think I was cleaning up the end of a piece of angle that I had cut on the band saw. I swear I saw that chip the whole way, in slow motion. Off the...
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-15-2020, 02:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,108
Posted By BoilermakerRV
One Option

That's one way to go. Although, if I move the skirt down that much I'll lose the edge distance on the canopy fasteners if they're still on the skirt at all.
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-15-2020, 12:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,108
Posted By BoilermakerRV
Question Canopy Fitting

I thought my canopy build was going pretty well until this morning. I finished drilling all the holes common to the side skirts and canopy frame yesterday. I put the canopy onto the fuselage and saw...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-18-2020, 09:49 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 651
Posted By BoilermakerRV
Smile Free Panel Graphics

I had a vision for a few graphics to be used on my panel. Not finding exactly what I wanted, free, on the inter-web, I decided to download the 7 day trial of Adobe Illustrator to see if I could...
Forum: West (and Southwest) 01-02-2020, 01:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,323
Posted By BoilermakerRV
Branching Out?

I've been to Hangar 24 at Redlands, CA. I was staying nearby with my uncle while working a contract job in Palmdale. I had no idea they had another location at Lake Havasu. Good for them!
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-03-2019, 10:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 907
Posted By BoilermakerRV
Thanks Robert. I like that approach. I can drop a...

Thanks Robert. I like that approach. I can drop a plumb bob from each side of the fuselage at a few points and measure the half way point to establish the longitudinal center line. I also have a...
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-03-2019, 10:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 907
Posted By BoilermakerRV
Next Time

That would have been an option, maybe even a better one. However, now that the wing is on there, I'd like to take advantage and do as much as possible before I have my friends come back over and help...
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-03-2019, 08:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 907
Posted By BoilermakerRV
Question Wing Alignment One at a Time

Van's says it's okay to install, align and drill wings one at a time if your shop dimensions don't allow both to be installed at the same time (which is my case). But then the sweep check is to...
Forum: RV-9/9A 06-26-2019, 10:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,250
Posted By BoilermakerRV
Similar Location

This looks like more or less the same spot I chose for my GTR 20 remote COM unit. It will be a little difficult to get to after the top skin goes on, but I'm hoping that won't be often.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-09-2019, 12:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 969
Posted By BoilermakerRV
Grade 8 Bolts - Baggage Bulkhead

Anyone ever replace the Phillips type screws on the baggage bulkhead with Grade 8 hex head bolts for ease of installation/removal? I?m thinking Grade 8 just because this is a structural application.
Forum: GPS 01-11-2019, 08:59 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 458
Posted By BoilermakerRV
Testing GA 56

So I bought a used GA 56 from eBay. It's just a VFR back-up to my GTN and the antenna that came with it. Is there anyway to test it other than flight testing? Curious in case I need to return it.
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-08-2018, 09:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,101
Posted By BoilermakerRV
Question Mounting GTX 345R

Where and how are folks mounting their GTX 345R? I have a rough concept, but would like to hear from others (RV-7A slider). Pictures would be greatly appreciated.
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-17-2018, 12:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,396
Posted By BoilermakerRV
Apples to Oranges?

New to Wire Barn, but is it possible you are using two different criteria. When looking at the AC are you using temperature rise whereas Wire Barn is using voltage drop? Looks like the max voltage...
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-15-2018, 10:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,363
Posted By BoilermakerRV
Build on!

Structurally the proud rivet would be slightly lower strength in tension (less of the head engaged in the countersink). However, I think the main load in a nutplate is shear which would be identical...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-10-2018, 06:33 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 11,049
Posted By BoilermakerRV
GMC/G3X

You are correct in that it goes to the GMC 507. And that is what I intended by G3X. I think of the whole system as a the "G3X". I still think the GTN needs it's own TO/GA input. Happy to be corrected.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-10-2018, 05:53 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 11,049
Posted By BoilermakerRV
On the Panel

I'm planning to put mine on the panel just above the throttle, for two reasons:
1) It seems natural to just hit the button as you advance the throttle.
2) I need a double pull switch for my GTN and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-06-2018, 01:47 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,206
Posted By BoilermakerRV
Trade Offs

Putting the resistor in line will reduce the voltage seen at the trim motor which should slow it down. However, I suspect the torque will drop too. This could cause a reduction in end to end travel...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-30-2018, 01:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,876
Posted By BoilermakerRV
Endurance Bus

I'm organizing my endurance and main busses, and a thought occurred to me. Given the following setup...

PFD1, GEA and GSU A/C Power 1 <--> Main Bus
GAD 27 A/C Power 1 <--> Endurance Bus
PFD1, GEA...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-29-2018, 02:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,809
Posted By BoilermakerRV
Van's FAQ

This might answer some questions (or just raise more)...

https://www.vansaircraft.com/pdf/usedrvkit.pdf
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-24-2018, 10:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,717
Posted By BoilermakerRV
Happy Birthday

Happy birthday Jesse. I wish I had thought of this. I just turned 40 about three weeks ago.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-24-2018, 09:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,876
Posted By BoilermakerRV
Keep Alive Setup

Does the GAD 27 keep alive need to be powered from a separate battery? I'm struggling to understand how it can maintain voltage if the entire battery system is being pulled down by the starter. Big...
Forum: RV-10 08-17-2018, 12:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,466
Posted By BoilermakerRV
Great Job

Congrats Mark. The two year mark is a distant memory for me. When I started my kit in 2009, I wanted to be flying in 3-5 years. What's that they say about the "best laid plans of mice and...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-11-2018, 02:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,421
Posted By BoilermakerRV
Timberworlf, Are you using the G3X installation...

Timberworlf,

Are you using the G3X installation manual? Have you downloaded the GTX35R/45R Installation Manual (link...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-10-2018, 10:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,803
Posted By BoilermakerRV
Free Opinion

I have had the best luck just using a cordless drill and pretty slow speeds. I start of with a little extra pressure, but once the step starts cutting I back off the pressure and maybe increase the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-17-2018, 11:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,453
Posted By BoilermakerRV
G3X Config - Update

Thanks for all the feedback so far. I've made a few changes as shown below.

I went with two GDU 460 and a GTX 45R. I'm hoping I'll be satisfied with the ADS-B weather products. If not, I can always...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-14-2018, 12:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,453
Posted By BoilermakerRV
Proposed G3X Touch

I'm working towards finalizing my G3X configuration in the hopes of writing a fat check later this year. Would appreciate feedback on the layout below. The GTN is shown in a dashed line as I may opt...
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-17-2018, 08:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,333
Posted By BoilermakerRV
Question Click Bonds

Enzo,

Where do you get your click bonds from?
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-13-2018, 01:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,665
Posted By BoilermakerRV
Only Garmin can tell you for sure as the answer...

Only Garmin can tell you for sure as the answer is highly dependent on the internal circuit design. But well designed I/O systems have isolation and protections against over voltage, shortages and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-06-2018, 01:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,118
Posted By BoilermakerRV
Question Build Status Error

That can't be right, can it?
Forum: RV-10 12-20-2017, 10:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,094
Posted By BoilermakerRV
HBX?

Great resource Bob. Isn't there also a generic "experimental" designation. I seem to recall one for TAS less than 250 knots and one for greater than. The designation "HBX" sticks in my mind.

For...
Forum: ADS-B 09-14-2017, 02:51 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 8,791
Posted By BoilermakerRV
Ground Relay

I believe that ATC ground stations will send up radar target data to ADS-B IN equipped aircraft. Although there may be an interrogation required. Others are better versed in this technology than I.
Forum: ADS-B 09-14-2017, 11:02 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 8,791
Posted By BoilermakerRV
Good Reminder

Thanks for sharing Galin. I assume you were on an IFR flight plan, but in VMC. A good reminder for us all to stay alert and keep up our scan even when "in the system".
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-31-2017, 10:09 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,509
Posted By BoilermakerRV
From the Mothership

Just for the record, here was the response form Van's...
Forum: RV-9/9A 08-30-2017, 11:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,148
Posted By BoilermakerRV
Hinge?

Looks good Darin!

Tell me more about the hinge on your baggage bulkhead. :cool:
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-18-2017, 11:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,706
Posted By BoilermakerRV
Done

Sent in for my free copy. Unfortunately that means I've probably added myself to yet another email list. I'm sure that's why it's done the way it is rather than just a download link.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-17-2017, 12:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,222
Posted By BoilermakerRV
What We Do

Here's what we use in my day job...

#4 screw: .113" diameter (#33 reamer)
#6 screw: .141" diameter (#28 reamer)
#8 screw: .166" diameter (#19 reamer)
#10 screw: .194" diameter (#10 reamer)

I would...
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-17-2017, 11:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,583
Posted By BoilermakerRV
Same

I think I have decided to do the same. While my wings are installed for fitting, I'll select a good location for the return port.
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-16-2017, 12:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,583
Posted By BoilermakerRV
Looking Ahead

Thanks Mark. I'm definitely interested in the SDS injection and ignition systems. I may have to upgrade things a little at a time. Start with the Van's stock system and slowly replace as money and...
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-16-2017, 11:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,583
Posted By BoilermakerRV
Fuel System Planning

I've just reached a point in the construction manual where fuel valves and plumbing is beginning to be installed. I am currently planning on a fuel injected system. Most likely the XIO-360-M1B from...
Forum: RV-9/9A 08-03-2017, 06:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,414
Posted By BoilermakerRV
Should be Included

The fuselage center section that you are referring to actually ships with the wing kit and the matching spars. The wing kit also includes the fuselage longerons, so be sure those are included as well.
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-30-2017, 01:21 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 709
Posted By BoilermakerRV
F-982E Holes

I'm working on the forward covers. There are three holes detailed on the F-982E access cover (throttle, mixture and carb heat). I'm planning on a pretty standard engine install, with the probable...
Forum: RV-6/6A 07-30-2017, 01:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 860
Posted By BoilermakerRV
Thanks

I was indeed referring to the baggage area tunnel cover. Turns out I had a sheet of .025 here for just such occasions. Problem solved.

Thanks again!
Forum: RV-6/6A 07-27-2017, 07:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 860
Posted By BoilermakerRV
The Same, but Different

ALUM SHEET F-648
AS3-025X4X23 1/2

Found this on "The List". Just assumed it was the same part. If it's flat with no pre-punched holes, it's nearly perfect as an F-748 replacement. Just need to bend...
Forum: RV-6/6A 07-27-2017, 06:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 860
Posted By BoilermakerRV
Question F-648 Tunnel Cover

Can one of you RV-6 drivers tell me if the F-648 tunnel cover comes pre-punched? I screwed up somewhere and the holes on my F-748 don't line up. Thought I might order an F-648 and match drill.

Thanks
Forum: RV-9/9A 07-07-2017, 12:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,790
Posted By BoilermakerRV
Van Cave

Dan,

52F is home to the "Van Cave" where our host DR resides. You might try and contact him directly. He may have space for you.
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-05-2017, 09:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,509
Posted By BoilermakerRV
WD-657 Installation

Took advantage pf the long weekend and got a lot done on the RV. Started on the external step installation on Tuesday. I really like where my steps are sitting at the moment. The hole in the skin...
Forum: RV-10 06-22-2017, 07:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,283
Posted By BoilermakerRV
Thumbs up Boiler Up!

Welcome Kyle! Glad to see several Boilermakers joining the community! Let's hope for a much improved football season.

I'm out in Danville (West of Avon), building a 7-A. You're welcome any...
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-12-2017, 08:03 AM
Replies: 1,878
Views: 1,196,929
Posted By BoilermakerRV
Rolled the Canoe

Rolled the canoe this past weekend. I think this is the first time that I have truly believed that I can finish this project. It just seems more real today compared to the ambiguous "someday" that it...
Forum: Safety 04-13-2017, 02:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,037
Posted By BoilermakerRV
Question Passivation

Is this an issue of pure cadmium only? I've read that the cadmium plating used on aircraft fasteners is "... passivated by chromate salts." Does this have any bearing on the health hazards?

We had...
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-07-2017, 11:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,631
Posted By BoilermakerRV
Holes Left Open for Cowl Hinge

I'm rapidly approaching the point at which I will be ready to rivet the F-770 and F-772 skins to the firewall. Knowing how the cowl attaches, I thought to myself, "The hinges must get installed at...
Forum: RV-14 02-23-2017, 09:18 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 8,978
Posted By BoilermakerRV
Talking Thanks!

I just wanted to give a quick thanks to all the folks contributing to this thread. I was struggling to find the motivation to do some priming work over the past couple of weeks. Reading through this...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-04-2017, 11:18 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,802
Posted By BoilermakerRV
Font Selection

That's a pretty neat website. There are a lot of very cool, different fonts available. I wonder what the regs say as far as being able to read the number. Probably worth a search.

Thanks!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-14-2016, 10:21 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 32,753
Posted By BoilermakerRV
That's exactly where I got hung up as well.

That's exactly where I got hung up as well.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-14-2016, 09:26 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 32,753
Posted By BoilermakerRV
Schematic

Forgive the crude schematic. I don't have my usual schematic tools here at the office. I think what you want is something like below. The "Z" is your AC load (heater,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-14-2016, 09:16 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 32,753
Posted By BoilermakerRV
I Stand Corrected

Excellent observation Bo. I would agree with your assessment.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-14-2016, 08:12 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 32,753
Posted By BoilermakerRV
Caveat Emptor

I'm no electrician, but have done my fair share of home wiring while setting up my shop. The following comes with no guarantees, or warranties.



Yes. Some people think it matters which you connect...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-05-2016, 06:35 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 8,572
Posted By BoilermakerRV
Boiler Up!

Congratulations Jim. Love the sweatshirt!! :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-01-2016, 08:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,865
Posted By BoilermakerRV
CNC Punches

I was curious about the concept of "CNC Punches". A quick Google search turned up some pretty amazing stuff. I don't know if Van's uses anything quite this spectacular, but I found it very...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-30-2016, 02:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,865
Posted By BoilermakerRV
Water Jet

As I understand it, Van's punches all there parts with dies in some sort of press. I further assume that this is a two step process (punch then form). With the forming likewise being accomplished...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-28-2016, 11:04 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,972
Posted By BoilermakerRV
Post Good Deeds

http://www.aviationpros.com/press_release/12279593/wa-kenmore-aero-services-gives-big-to-local-community-schools

That's one expensive empennage kit! ;)

Surely that is the estimated value of the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-10-2016, 10:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,468
Posted By BoilermakerRV
In the Mail

Mine is in the mail. Can't wait to see it.
Forum: Safety 11-03-2016, 11:46 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 20,013
Posted By BoilermakerRV
Thumbs up Great addition Gill! Thanks.

Great addition Gill! Thanks.
Forum: Safety 11-02-2016, 09:48 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 20,013
Posted By BoilermakerRV
That is just part of the F-705 bulkhead assembly....

That is just part of the F-705 bulkhead assembly. The discussion is regarding the actual wing rear spar attachment. See Drawing 38, Section H-H, Zone A4.
Forum: My RV Build Project 10-21-2016, 11:07 AM
Replies: 531
Views: 311,026
Posted By BoilermakerRV
Thumbs up Floor Stiffener Joggles

I bought this same set, minus the stand. I likewise noted the grooves from the teeth which will need to be blended out. I bought these specifically to address the poor joggle in the forward fuselage...
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