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Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-30-2019, 11:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,752
Posted By Daniel S.
-12 primer ** not a debate **

Can we still do those polls on here? Im wondering how may folks prime, what products used & weight guesstimate. Specifically on the -12
Forum: Southeast 07-27-2019, 07:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 525
Posted By Daniel S.
Thank you so much Mel! You gave me the...

Thank you so much Mel! You gave me the clarification detail I needed. I?ll shoot for ELSA & if Vans doesn?t incorporate some of the newer Garmin equipment by the time I get to the panel, I?ll go EAB....
Forum: Southeast 07-27-2019, 02:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 525
Posted By Daniel S.
First post here in over 6 years. Looking for folks in the area with 12is?s

Hey all-
It?s been a crazy six years for me & my family. My -7a build came to a halt, having a kid and changing jobs etc. Reflecting back on the years gone by, walking past my projects million times,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-09-2015, 10:36 AM
Replies: 261
Views: 83,783
Posted By Daniel S.
Seriously

I have not been on here in months & months... My 2 year old has brought my building to a slight hault for a bit. I honestly cant believe we have heard absolutely nothing new on this topic except...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-30-2014, 06:47 AM
Replies: 261
Views: 83,783
Posted By Daniel S.
Kinda Quiet Out There

Hey all-
I haven't heard much out there lately & the info is kind of now buried on the EAA & AOPA sites unless you dig a little & are looking for it. Not to mention the DOT site doesn't have C**P...
Forum: Midwest 05-02-2014, 06:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,320
Posted By Daniel S.
How about a "Super AME"

He's in Peoria but he'e the best of the best (Dr. Bruce Chien)... Here is his site: http://home.comcast.net/~bbchien/site/
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-11-2014, 08:22 AM
Replies: 261
Views: 83,783
Posted By Daniel S.
GAO report on the FAA medical process

I'd have to say that the FAA is getting blasted from several angles on the medical process etc. This report may also fair well for us on the 3rd class topic... Check out this new from the AOPA...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-03-2014, 07:16 PM
Replies: 261
Views: 83,783
Posted By Daniel S.
Stall tactic

Guys.
I agree the FAA rule making announcement is a stall... But the way the EAA & AOPA are reacting to it seems to be pretty positive, how can we get them refocused on the legislation? Hr 3708 has...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-02-2014, 06:59 PM
Replies: 261
Views: 83,783
Posted By Daniel S.
FAA rule making process about to start on this topic!!!!!

It looks like something may actually be happening here... Thank God!!! Woohoo!!!!

http://www.faa.gov/news/updates/?newsId=76745
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-13-2014, 06:19 PM
Replies: 261
Views: 83,783
Posted By Daniel S.
EAA rally site

Hey guys.
Here is the EAA rally site.. Just got the eaa email.

http://eaa.org/news/2014/2014-03-11_us-senate-introduces-ga-pilot-protection-act-companion-to-house-bill.asp
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-04-2014, 01:15 PM
Replies: 261
Views: 83,783
Posted By Daniel S.
HR 3708 Co-Sponsors

I'm not sure if this is good or bad for this bill... I have not looked up this bill for a bit, I was pleasantly suprised today to see that this bill now has 47 Co-Sponsors... That is 10.8% of the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-01-2014, 09:09 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,579
Posted By Daniel S.
Hey bob- Throughout my build, I've been replacing...

Hey bob-
Throughout my build, I've been replacing all control system hardware with locking castle nuts & cotter pins... I'm a safety nut. Using nyloc nuts anywhere in the control system freaks me out...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-24-2014, 01:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,074
Posted By Daniel S.
This is a fun one!!!! It took me a week of...

This is a fun one!!!! It took me a week of debating & several conversations with other builders (&Van's) before I countersunk anything on these darn brackets. I believe these are correct & your...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-24-2014, 11:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,527
Posted By Daniel S.
Larry- I hope there is not interference with the...

Larry-
I hope there is not interference with the wing bolt... What I did was lay out the rivet patern and adjusted it so the flop tube fitting could be tightened without the rivet heads interfering...
Forum: Southeast 01-17-2014, 12:47 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 602
Posted By Daniel S.
RV-12 Near LZU

Hi all-
Are there any RV-12 folks near LZU willing to give a little demo flight? And or let me kick the tires a little bit? I'm a 1/3rd of the way through a -7 build but may be considering going over...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-03-2014, 01:28 PM
Replies: 261
Views: 83,783
Posted By Daniel S.
Let's keep this thing going!!!

I heard back from my congressman... Might be a canned response BUT I did not supply the HR number when I emailed my congressman!!! I urge everyone to support this... You never know when the man will...
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-24-2013, 08:56 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 11,033
Posted By Daniel S.
RV 7 aileron stop

Hey all-
I just wanted to add to the info here. I initially bought the 1/2" X .194 X 1/2" nylon spacers from Lowes. I trimmed them down to the proper length & installed them. Presto!!! I had 31...
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-09-2013, 02:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,463
Posted By Daniel S.
you guys rock!!!! thanks!!!

you guys rock!!!! thanks!!!
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-09-2013, 12:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,463
Posted By Daniel S.
Question Aileron Travel RV-7

Okay, sorry for the dumb question... I should know this but can't find it when I need it. :o Does anyone know off the top of their head where in the plans / directions one could find the aileron...
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-22-2013, 06:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,501
Posted By Daniel S.
That was quick!!!

Congrats Jack. When I started my project, I think you were just finishing up your wing kit... (like a year & a half back). I was always meaning to come out & check out your project but now I'd be...
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-19-2013, 10:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,297
Posted By Daniel S.
W818 Aileron pushrod (dwg15a)

Hey all-
I' putting together the aileron pushrods... And have a quick question about the w818 (small pushrod). The plans note the option to weld the ends on this push rod... I'm contemplating having...
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-18-2013, 08:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,622
Posted By Daniel S.
Nevermind. I found it! I cut out coffee so I'm a...

Nevermind. I found it! I cut out coffee so I'm a little hazey till noon these days :rolleyes:
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-18-2013, 08:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,622
Posted By Daniel S.
Thanks all! I was not looking to use the TT mount...

Thanks all!
I was not looking to use the TT mount eventhough they look simular. I learned from all the prior posts that they were not compatable. Thanks Brian & Melinda! :-)


Steve- Now here comes...
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-18-2013, 06:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,622
Posted By Daniel S.
-7 GARMIN AP Roll Servo Mount

Hi all-
Would any one happen to have info / pictures of the Garmin roll servo mount? Is it the same type of mount as the TT servo mount? Out in the aileron bellcrank bay? I have the TT mount for the...
Forum: RV-9/9A 10-10-2013, 06:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,323
Posted By Daniel S.
Jimmy- you are on the right path... I had the...

Jimmy-
you are on the right path... I had the same question when I started my build. you'll find that all of the "beefy" doublers are "warped" due to the punching process. Bend them back straight the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-28-2013, 05:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,317
Posted By Daniel S.
Question MS 20257 Piano Hinge Material

Dumb question. Does anyone know off the top of their head if the MS 20257 Piano hinge material is anodized or corrosion coated in any way (stock from vans)... Thanks
Forum: Safety 09-27-2013, 11:54 AM
Replies: 256
Views: 95,646
Posted By Daniel S.
Lock Washer

This is a very interesting discussion! Reading the last couple posts here regarding the lock washer idea made me think about the Flap rod-end-bearing install (just because I'm there now)... It calls...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-27-2013, 10:24 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 8,072
Posted By Daniel S.
Bill- Thank you!! EXACTLY!!! There is absolutely...

Bill-
Thank you!! EXACTLY!!! There is absolutely NOTHING wrong with Archers or any other experimental antennas. It all depends on the intended use / mission & appropriate testing. Personally, I dont...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-27-2013, 07:57 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 8,072
Posted By Daniel S.
Bob- I see you're building a 7A also :D.. I...

Bob- I see you're building a 7A also :D.. I originally made provisions to put the antenna on the top of the VS but I'm still in limbo about the placement simply due to VORs being on their way out....
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-27-2013, 06:43 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 8,072
Posted By Daniel S.
Just one guys opinion...

I'll probably get blasted for saying this... But I'm a bit of a safety nut of sorts. If you are planing on IFR in your experimental, you will probably have a *Ceritified* Garmin 430 or 650. True it,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-26-2013, 01:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,387
Posted By Daniel S.
Thanks Brian. :D I'm not going to redo my whole...

Thanks Brian. :D
I'm not going to redo my whole tail... Well, maybe just 2 parts (VS & Left elevator w/ trim tab). No real safety concern, they are just not as well done as I would like :rolleyes:......
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-26-2013, 11:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,387
Posted By Daniel S.
Empennage Re-do's

Hey all-
Just simply out of curiosity, I'm wondering how many people at the end of their build go back and build a second empenage. I hear it's fairly common place, but just how common of an event is...
Forum: RV-6/6A 09-12-2013, 06:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,140
Posted By Daniel S.
Tad- I asked Van's about the expected service...

Tad-
I asked Van's about the expected service life of their flop tubes when I installed mine last year.

Here is what they said:

Me: Hello all-
Just a quick, simple question... I've heard of a lot...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-12-2013, 06:13 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,442
Posted By Daniel S.
Tie Downs

Darwin / Jason-
You guys should think about making some baggage area tie down points & RC heli racks For RVs :D.. All of the tie downs I've seen are pretty darn ugly. I'm looking for something nice...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-11-2013, 07:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,289
Posted By Daniel S.
Proper Machine Countersinking

Okay.
Building trivia question. This just recently struck me a few weeks ago when visiting a fellow -7 builder. There tends to be two trains of thought when it come to proper counter sinking. Some...
Forum: RV-9/9A 09-10-2013, 05:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,007
Posted By Daniel S.
I used the aerosun mount & mounted it on the duck...

I used the aerosun mount & mounted it on the duck works mount. I don't think mine sit back very far. But it does appear that I have a newer version..

my pics are here:...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-10-2013, 12:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,291
Posted By Daniel S.
No Luck

I've gone through all of the old posts & have yet to find any *Sucessful* secondary anchor point mods. Maybe, I'm being naive to the floor design, but I dont see why you could add 4 secondary ribs...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-10-2013, 09:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,291
Posted By Daniel S.
Thanks Larry! Those were exactly the posts I was...

Thanks Larry!
Those were exactly the posts I was looking for!!! I remembered them but couldn't find them. I guess I'm a search dummy!
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-10-2013, 09:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,291
Posted By Daniel S.
Looking at the plans, I'm wondering if the few...

Looking at the plans, I'm wondering if the few that have mentioned installing secondary belts didn't just use the same anchor point(s)? Those should / better be plenty stong.
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-10-2013, 08:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,291
Posted By Daniel S.
Yes, ***Sustained*** If a belt fails or isn't...

Yes, ***Sustained*** If a belt fails or isn't latched properly, I'd perfer stay with the plane rather than unintentionally bailing out with a parachute. Me being the safety freak that I am, I'll...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-10-2013, 08:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,291
Posted By Daniel S.
If you have the systems, why not pull a neg -G...

If you have the systems, why not pull a neg -G here & there? I know the -7 is not the best inverted, but nontheless its fun to tinker around inverted ;)... Yes, hanging from the belts.
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-10-2013, 08:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,291
Posted By Daniel S.
Secondary Lap Belts

Hey guys.
I've wrapped up most all of my interior purchases / finishings etc... (yeah, yeah, yeah.. I havent started the fuse yet. :rolleyes:)... I've been planning this build for many years & know...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-06-2013, 07:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 984
Posted By Daniel S.
Answered your own question.. :D Option A. Sand /...

Answered your own question.. :D Option A. Sand / buff out with a maroon scotch brite. Exterior scratches, don't worry about unless they are super deep... The whole plane will be scotchbrited before...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-05-2013, 01:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,442
Posted By Daniel S.
Darwin- I was only messing around. I should have...

Darwin-
I was only messing around. I should have hit the winking face rather than the mad face. ;)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-05-2013, 11:13 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,442
Posted By Daniel S.
Great Thanks... Now, I have to buy new ones to...

Great Thanks... Now, I have to buy new ones to replace my unused set.. :mad:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-05-2013, 11:01 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 9,561
Posted By Daniel S.
Been there, done that...

I started out buying all aveo products (lights & switches etc.)... I have since sold all the aveo stuff i had except the rock rack switches... Which I had on back order for 7 months & I'm still...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-05-2013, 06:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,261
Posted By Daniel S.
Some Clarification, please?

Walt-
Is this one of those things that has always been in place? Most avionics shops seem clueless when it comes to experimentals. Would it be appropriate to say that the amature buider can not...
Forum: Southeast 08-30-2013, 06:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 714
Posted By Daniel S.
Flight instructor recommendations?

Hi all-
Does anyone have any good recommendations for CFIIs near lawrenceville GA area or PDK. It's really been bugging me that I haven't been current for a while. I need a BFR, IPC & some aerobatics...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-28-2013, 02:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 7,630
Posted By Daniel S.
This is all good info. how is the plenum mounted...

This is all good info. how is the plenum mounted on the baffles? would it make the engine / inspection easier using Skybolt / camlock fasteners on that also? I have a whole mess of extras becase I...
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-28-2013, 11:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,113
Posted By Daniel S.
Your wing is the exact same as mine on the -7.....

Your wing is the exact same as mine on the -7.. Why can't you put it out in the wing (in the aileron bell-crank bay)? I got a right wing bracket from TT. I'm putting my on the right side because I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-26-2013, 01:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 7,630
Posted By Daniel S.
Sam James Cowl / Plenum??

Hey all-
I'm ordering my fuse & finishing kits here shortly... What is the general consensus about cooling when using the James "shorty" cowl / plenum? Good / Bad?

Thanks
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-14-2013, 08:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,047
Posted By Daniel S.
Thanks Jay! I am the builder of of an...

Thanks Jay!
I am the builder of of an "experimental" :eek:... Van's has great guidance but doesn't determine airworthyness ;). How different rudder are the -7 / -8 rudder dimentions?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-14-2013, 07:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,047
Posted By Daniel S.
-7 vs -8 Rudder

Looking back at my project thus far, the only part I would like to have a "re-do" on is my rudder. I'm about to order my fuse & kicking around the idea of ordering new rudder parts & building a new...
Forum: RV-14 08-07-2013, 11:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,004
Posted By Daniel S.
Ditto- double the cleco amount(s)!!!! Here are...

Ditto- double the cleco amount(s)!!!!

Here are some of my personal favorites:
- Small diameter #30 & #40 female dimple dies & close quarters dimple tool (a must haves from day one)
- Band saw!
-...
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-02-2013, 01:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,394
Posted By Daniel S.
Dude. Get used to it :D during every "section" of...

Dude. Get used to it :D during every "section" of the build you will be facing a arch nemesis. Make him your freind & learn from him... proceed slowly & take your time :p Think before doing... follow...
Forum: Primers 08-02-2013, 12:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,362
Posted By Daniel S.
PreKote - AKZO - Kitlog

The title sums it up. Folks who tell you no primer required obviously have not encountered corrosion **YET**. My wing kit arrived september of 2012. While working on the ailerons I noticed that the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-02-2013, 12:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,197
Posted By Daniel S.
GREAT SERVICE!!! THANKS KITLOG!!!

I know some folks complain about Kit Log for lacking bells & whistles etc. I have to say that I am a very happy camper!!! Matt @ Kit Log returned my email within 24 hours with FULL detailed...
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-02-2013, 11:45 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 49,286
Posted By Daniel S.
I want I want I want...

I want, want, want it!!! Where's the line :D You can mark one sold :D

Yeah, I know its a ways out but still. ;)
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-31-2013, 02:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,099
Posted By Daniel S.
Miles. Mine were inplace when I recieved it... I...

Miles.
Mine were inplace when I recieved it... I really didn't think anything of it till I saw this pop up today. My emp kit was #74076
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-31-2013, 10:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,099
Posted By Daniel S.
Yup. Mine has bushings

My -7 tail kit was delivered March of 2012 and I do indeed have the bushings in the rudder horn.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-31-2013, 08:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,197
Posted By Daniel S.
Thanks guys. I'll get in touch with Matt.

Thanks guys. I'll get in touch with Matt.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-30-2013, 02:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,197
Posted By Daniel S.
My Kitlog / Stolen computer

Hey all-
We had several smash & grabs happen in my neighborhood this past week. It just so happens that my car was a victim & my laptop with all of my log files / pictures on it was stolen... Fun Fun...
Forum: Primers 07-23-2013, 12:24 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,516
Posted By Daniel S.
Corrosion on 2024 Alclad

Hey all-
PRIMER WAR!!!! :D First off, I admit, I am an avid fan of priming all metal parts of an airplane with the best green epoxy primer out there, AK** :D... I'm very very thankful for my past...
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-02-2013, 08:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,078
Posted By Daniel S.
Thanks all. I'm not worried about things falling...

Thanks all. I'm not worried about things falling off or the knife edge sandwich. I've worked on flight school planes and seen some real crapolla... just wanted some outside opinions. I tend to over...
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