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Forum: Electrical Systems 04-07-2021, 06:58 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 236
Posted By kens_cockpit
Vans Dimmer for LED lighting?

I have the Vans TE810-1 Cockpit Lamp Dimmer. I want to use it to control LED strip lighting in the cockpit. Will it work?
Forum: ADS-B 02-02-2021, 03:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,294
Posted By kens_cockpit
tailBeacon or GDL82 for Australia

I have the GTX327. I want to provide ADSB out capability for Australia

I believe the tailBeacon will comply. I will have an AV30X which can control the tailBeacon but I would prefer for everything...
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-01-2021, 12:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 818
Posted By kens_cockpit
Aileron Rigging - What's stopping them

What is limiting the travel of your ailerons? I.E what is causing them to stop before they reach full travel?

OK so that really was the right question.

Laugh with me or at me if you will.

I got...
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-31-2021, 04:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 818
Posted By kens_cockpit
Aileron Rigging

I am not getting the minimum travel for the ailerons.

Using an iPhone level app on the bottom of the aileron close to the outboard hinge point I am getting the following:
Left wing ...
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-21-2020, 05:52 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 595
Posted By kens_cockpit
Drilling F863-1 fuel tank bracket to fuselage

This is a 2003 QB 8. I am sneaking up on the project after years of dormancy.

I have fabricated the F863-1. It sits flush with the fuselage and the T405 fuel tank bracket. I need to drill the holes...
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-21-2020, 05:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,870
Posted By kens_cockpit
Vans said I should make the F863-1. That is 3/8"...

Vans said I should make the F863-1. That is 3/8" wider on the flange that attaches to the fuselage so it fixed the problem. Now I just have to figure out how to backdrill from the inside of the...
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-08-2020, 05:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,870
Posted By kens_cockpit
Fuel tank attachment to fuselage - large gap F863 to T405

After many years doing other things I have returned to complete my RV8 project. I will not make any jokes about the kit being Quickbuild this being the 16th year since it was delivered to my garage....
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-19-2015, 04:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,275
Posted By kens_cockpit
Old pitot tube hole in spar

I have replaced the old pitot tube with the SafeAir mast. Now I need to fill the hole. I'm also concerned because the hole I did many years ago seems to be very close to a rivet. See the picture. I...
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-23-2013, 05:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,061
Posted By kens_cockpit
Van's response

After talking to the engineering department they are not worried about these two holes having been final reamed as long as you are not talking about the actual wing attach bolts.

I take this to mean...
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-21-2013, 07:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,061
Posted By kens_cockpit
Oversize holes in fuse/spar centre section

I am building a QB -8.

I have installed the bolts to convert the -8 from the -8A in the centre section as shown on the plan.

http://i40.tinypic.com/4r6gyg.jpg

The bolts were tight to get in the ?...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-24-2012, 08:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,568
Posted By kens_cockpit
Elevator attachment - How do I get the nuts on?

I'm attaching the elevators to the horizontal stab. There just isn't enough room to put my fingers in to attach the nut. There is enough room to hold the nut with some long nose pliers but not...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-11-2011, 11:32 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 11,002
Posted By kens_cockpit
Hmmm. Sorry about that. The joys of different...

Hmmm. Sorry about that. The joys of different dialects of "English". ;) Nomenclature aside I think there is an interesting relationship between riding a bicycle and flying a plane...or perhaps even...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-11-2011, 04:51 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 11,002
Posted By kens_cockpit
Friends who have given up

First I think this is a legitimate discussion. Thanks to the professor who started it.

Second, it took me only a moment to think of 5 friends of mine who have been licensed pilots who gave up...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-21-2011, 05:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,048
Posted By kens_cockpit
Vans said

Now you know why drilling out imperfect rivets is pointless...
No. 1 is fine, except you can fill the hole with a rivet.
When you replace a rivet in a sllightly enlarged hole, do NOT fall for the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-20-2011, 06:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,048
Posted By kens_cockpit
Vertical stab skeleton oversize hole

I was attaching the top rib to the forward spar of the vertical stabiliser. The rivet I set bent over to the side. I decided I would drill it out and try again. The next one was no better so I...
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-11-2011, 09:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,106
Posted By kens_cockpit
horizontal stabilizer atttachment to fuselage

I was leaving a lot of the airframe stuff until I had some of the more fiddly jobs like wiring etc. done. I'm stuck towards the end of wiring and sick of it. So I'm heading back to some "real"...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-01-2011, 04:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,728
Posted By kens_cockpit
Thank you for helping me reconnect

I appreciate all of the kind comments and encouragement.

Before this post, I hadn't posted here for a long time. Principally that was because early on I would post questions. Questions arise as a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-25-2011, 02:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,728
Posted By kens_cockpit
The prize

Yesterday was Easter Sunday morning and time for the Easter egg treasure hunt at our house. My wife's Easter egg hunt is one of the traditions which our six children enjoy, even the teenagers.

This...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-07-2011, 11:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,246
Posted By kens_cockpit
OK You've got me. What is it?

OK You've got me. What is it?
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-31-2010, 08:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,349
Posted By kens_cockpit
What about removing residue from aluminium

I used cheap masking tape to hold some plastic bubble wrap over the edges of the cockpit while I have been working in there. Left it on for many months. Now the tape is off but the residue is still...
Forum: RV-9/9A 04-08-2010, 10:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,827
Posted By kens_cockpit
This was my first mistake and caused great...

This was my first mistake and caused great distress. I've made plenty more since. Almost every one is more serious but has been fixed.

The solution dpends a little on the shape. My double dimple...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-01-2009, 06:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,147
Posted By kens_cockpit
Trutrak ADI RS232 from GNC 300XL

The entire instrument panel has been fired up now. Power is on and there are no smoking wires or boxes! Great.

I have the Trutrak ADI and it is taking its GPS track sginal from the garmin GNC300XL. ...
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-17-2009, 03:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,369
Posted By kens_cockpit
Same issue discussed in this thread

See this thread.

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=34622&highlight=ground+adjustable+rudder+pedal
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-14-2009, 02:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,087
Posted By kens_cockpit
A word of encouragement

It is better not to be too precise. I had
some pins made up large on one end to fit the engine mount holes and small on the other end to fit the predrilled holes in the weldments on the firewall....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-25-2009, 08:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,396
Posted By kens_cockpit
A bush cubby

When my quickbuild fuse wings and finish kit boxes arrived from overseas the kids wanted a cubby down in the bush which forms part of our little bit of heaven. Small tasmanian animals now enjoy it...
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-29-2008, 03:39 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 836
Posted By kens_cockpit
Ground adjustable rudder pedal nut should be AN320?

Right then. Now that I'm building this aeroplane again I'm going to address all of the little queries that got me bogged down in the first place.

Plan OP-3 for the ground adjustable rudder pedals on...
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-29-2008, 03:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,320
Posted By kens_cockpit
Forward Baggage side panel F871PP rubs on right rudder pedal

After many months (approaching years really) of stuffing around doing basically nothing and making excuses I have now made a list of things to do.

The first on that list is to install the rudder...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-28-2008, 10:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,341
Posted By kens_cockpit
make sure the skins are held level with the...

make sure the skins are held level with the bottom of the dimpler. got a couple of pieces of about 35mmx70mm timber and covered them with toweling, put them on either side of the dimpler out towards...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-02-2008, 01:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,614
Posted By kens_cockpit
GNC 300XL to Dynon D10A connection

Don as to this see the Dynon Avionics Forum post below:

http://dynonavionics.com/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl?num=1171248008

Thanks for your thoughts to date.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-01-2008, 09:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,614
Posted By kens_cockpit
Smile Avionics Interconnections

:confused:
I know I am showing my ignorance by asking these questions and I?m close to calling in an expert to do this part of the wring for me. In fact, I have been letting this aspect of the...
Forum: COMM 11-01-2007, 06:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 941
Posted By kens_cockpit
Thanks Chris "Real close" sounds excellent. I...

Thanks Chris

"Real close" sounds excellent. I look forward to reading "flying" for your posts soon!

Ken
Forum: COMM 11-01-2007, 05:03 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 941
Posted By kens_cockpit
Antenna connector on radio tray

I have a Garmin stack with the 340 Audio Panel, 430 GPS/Comm, 300XL GPS/Comm. I have the trays for these instruments installed. I'm about to run the wires and connections for the antennas. The...
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-01-2007, 03:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,045
Posted By kens_cockpit
How it turned out

It's a long time ago now. Sorry I didn't resond sooner.

I removed the weldment carefully. Only two holes were very slightly enlarged.
I redrilled the weldment in the correct place. I carefully...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-16-2007, 03:03 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,645
Posted By kens_cockpit
Pitot/Static connectors

I've got the Dynon D10A, a Trutrak Digiflight IIVS A/P and a backup ASI and Altimeter. I've got the heated Dynon Pitot also with angle of attack.

I bought the static tube and fittings for the static...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-15-2007, 08:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,264
Posted By kens_cockpit
I will do it again. I suspect I would have done...

I will do it again. I suspect I would have done it again anyway. I will be happier with the next one.

And if I can say Mel, though we have never met, due in large part I suspect to the fact we live...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-15-2007, 06:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,264
Posted By kens_cockpit
Bending brake lines

I've been making the brake lines to run from the centre and then down inside the landing gear legs on my RV8QB.

I made the LHS beauthifully if I do say so myself (on the third go!). I thought I...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-08-2007, 05:41 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 756
Posted By kens_cockpit
Fasteners for the contactors

The Master and Starter contactors come with spring washers and nuts for the spindles (is that what the threaded things that you put the connectors onto are called). For a start, the spindles are too...
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-26-2007, 01:00 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,244
Posted By kens_cockpit
Fuel Vent lines

I'm trying to figure how to get the fuel vent lines up into the landing gear boxes. I anticipate the precise shape shown in the plans isn't needed but I suspect the height is important.

I...
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-25-2007, 01:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,186
Posted By kens_cockpit
Thanks Mike. Do you have a photo of the Adele...

Thanks Mike.

Do you have a photo of the Adele clamp location? I think I have the idea however and I will try that for the aft problem.

I also thought I would remove the clamp and just run the...
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-25-2007, 01:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,487
Posted By kens_cockpit
Instrument screen and panel light dimming

I've got a Garmin stack, GNA 340, GNS 430, GNC300XL & GTX327. These all came with a nice wiring loom already made up and thw wiring loom has lots of little yellow wires coming from it. I have...
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-25-2007, 12:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,186
Posted By kens_cockpit
Thanks for the thoughts Mickey. Your website is...

Thanks for the thoughts Mickey. Your website is a wonderful help to those of us following behind.

Part of the problem is that there appears to be an inconsistency between drawings 25 and 31 and...
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-24-2007, 10:42 PM
Replies: 731
Views: 842,831
Posted By kens_cockpit
VH-KJS Instrument panel

Went out and took some pictures of the panel installed. I'm wiring it all up at the moment.

http://img90.imageshack.us/img90/8126/camerapicturesdownloadecf8.jpg

Equipment is Dynon D10A
Dynon EMS...
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-24-2007, 10:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,186
Posted By kens_cockpit
Aft Battery cable interference problems

Task - run a battery cable from the back of the plane to the front. I thought I could do this but I'm running into interference problems around the wing spar box.

I have drilled the holes in the...
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-11-2007, 04:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 7,572
Posted By kens_cockpit
Mickey Coggins has some good pictures of how he...

Mickey Coggins has some good pictures of how he installed the float sender when he was planning on using the inverted fuel system. Check out his website at www.rv8.ch I don't have the exact page on...
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-09-2007, 01:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,093
Posted By kens_cockpit
master contactor orientation

Can I put the master contactor in upside down? And if not how do I determine which is the right way up?

I have the Vans standard contactor. I've installed it on the back of the battery tray. The...
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-31-2007, 06:07 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 894
Posted By kens_cockpit
Vans have said they can't see any problems using...

Vans have said they can't see any problems using the LP4-3.
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-29-2007, 11:07 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 894
Posted By kens_cockpit
Fuel Pump Attach Bracket

I've drilled the fuel pump attach bracket F875 Drawing 31 to the F844L longeron and landing gear box. The plans call for AN470AD4-6 rivets. They are going to be really awkward (impossible?) to...
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-31-2006, 03:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,935
Posted By kens_cockpit
See the following thread. I found Mickey Coggins...

See the following thread. I found Mickey Coggins site helpful. The link is inin one of the posts.

Do a forum search of wiring runs and you might find some other helpful...
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-27-2006, 12:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,104
Posted By kens_cockpit
Vans said to make a doubler so I went out and did...

Vans said to make a doubler so I went out and did that today. Of course that wasn't as straight forward as I anticpated either but I think it will be functional.
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-25-2006, 02:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,104
Posted By kens_cockpit
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-25-2006, 01:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,019
Posted By kens_cockpit
Thanks for the reply. I have carefully measured...

Thanks for the reply. I have carefully measured again and put the front throttle quadrant, manual aileron trim and rear throttle lever in place and there is no interference. I was worrying about...
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-24-2006, 03:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,085
Posted By kens_cockpit
static tube routing

Where did you run the static tubing from the standard vans ports to behind the instrument panel without interfering with throttle levers. I though maybe up under the siderails by just using some 5/8...
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-24-2006, 03:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,019
Posted By kens_cockpit
Manual pitch trim cable conflicts

I went out and decided I'ld run the trim cable through the fuselage tonight. But I didn't because it looks to me like the position shown on the plans will send the cable right through the...
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-06-2006, 03:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,019
Posted By kens_cockpit
manual trim cable routing

I like your advice Jack.

Anyone else who has pictures of the installation in the standard spot? I would find them helpful.

Which plan number shows the routing? I'm sure I've seen it but I looked...
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-19-2006, 07:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,107
Posted By kens_cockpit
Actually as I recall it I got mine through from...

Actually as I recall it I got mine through from the rear but also had some trouble. I think I've also put it in from the front. You just need to get the angle right. i think mine catches just a...
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-11-2006, 06:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 5,030
Posted By kens_cockpit
Wiring runs in RV-8

I've nearly finsihed the wiring schematics and I'm trying to figure the physical location of the wires. I'm at a bit of a loss on where to start.

I've got the following electrical stuff which will...
Forum: Autopilots 05-09-2006, 08:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,440
Posted By kens_cockpit
Thanks. No wonder Trutrak didn't give me a...

Thanks. No wonder Trutrak didn't give me a reply. They already gave me the info in the manual. I thought I had read it carefully a number of times but I missed the bit quoted. Sorry to waste your...
Forum: Autopilots 05-09-2006, 01:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,440
Posted By kens_cockpit
Question Trutrak Basic Servo B Current draw

I'm doing a load analysis for my electrical system. I've got the Trutrak Basic Servos installed for roll and pitch. Anyone know what the current these draw? haven't been able to get a response...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-27-2006, 06:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,273
Posted By kens_cockpit
I like the leather look. How did you attach the...

I like the leather look. How did you attach the leather to the panel? did you put some Padding, eg closed cell foam under the leather before sticking to the panel? What research do you have...
Forum: Interiors 04-23-2006, 04:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,186
Posted By kens_cockpit
Covering for side panels

I'm building an 8QB

My wife doesn't want just a painted interior. She would like some nice fabric covering for the side panels and carpet for the floor so it looks "classy". Hey, it's half her...
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-23-2006, 04:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,021
Posted By kens_cockpit
Instrument panel flange

http://img509.imageshack.us/img509/1995/instrumentpanelflangereduced9p.th.jpg (http://img509.imageshack.us/my.php?image=instrumentpanelflangereduced9p.jpg) I bent the centre of the F803CPP support...
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-05-2006, 05:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,045
Posted By kens_cockpit
Thanks for the input and encouragment. OK, I'll...

Thanks for the input and encouragment. OK, I'll keep going with the project.:) The annoying thing is with hindsight the technique I used appeared extra careful but had an obvious flaw in it. And...
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-05-2006, 02:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,045
Posted By kens_cockpit
Engine mount hole drilled incorrectly

http://img211.imageshack.us/img211/1058/enginemountholepictures0023nu.th.jpg (http://img211.imageshack.us/my.php?image=enginemountholepictures0023nu.jpg) With tears, a sinking feeling in my stomach...
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-30-2006, 06:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,188
Posted By kens_cockpit
Welcome aboard

Welcome aboard
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