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Forum: Electrical Systems 11-16-2015, 06:19 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 964
Posted By cka357
Switch Pros

I ran across a product by Switch Pros this morning. Anyone have aircraft switch logos?

http://store.switchpros.com/sp-8100-8-switch-panel-power-system/


Chuck
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-29-2015, 11:33 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 9,933
Posted By cka357
Bill, This looks very nice. I wish I was far...

Bill,

This looks very nice. I wish I was far enough along to need one.

Chuck
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 12-01-2014, 12:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 9,683
Posted By cka357
Great Videos.... This has helped inspire me to...

Great Videos.... This has helped inspire me to get back after it. Thanks for posting.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-30-2014, 01:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,697
Posted By cka357
Circle Cutter

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=91463&highlight=hole

Above is a link on the Malco circle cutter used in the HVAC community. This worked extremely well on the full tank...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-29-2014, 05:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,281
Posted By cka357
Rearward Facing Horizontal Induction

The Ron Bower Horizontal Ram feature is pretty interesting.

This discussion brought up a question yesterday in the build hanger. Has anyone used a rearward facing horizontal induction on their RV's?...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-15-2014, 10:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,540
Posted By cka357
Enlarged Holes

Hi Dave,

Some brands of temporary fasteners hold better than others. Yes, dimpling will enlarge your hole diameter very slightly. Take a deep breath...

Also, often times over deburring will cause...
Forum: Engine Monitors 07-10-2014, 05:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,416
Posted By cka357
Thermocouple Wire

G-

I will make an attempt at answering this question. Here goes:

Thermocouple calibration types have been established by the ASTM according to their temperature profiles. In general a "K" type...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-26-2014, 06:11 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 10,397
Posted By cka357
Thanks for the update. Good Stuff!

Thanks for the update. Good Stuff!
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-07-2014, 08:00 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 17,826
Posted By cka357
Thumbs up Thanks for the photos

Walt,

+1 thanks for the photos. I'm all clecoed up and ready to drill the holes around the outside of the bracket but wasn't too sure of myself. Your pictures really helped.

Chuck
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-25-2014, 12:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,250
Posted By cka357
HS SB Repair Parts

+1 for the HS reinforcement. I received the components today in the mail. The HS was opened up last weekend. So far the rework has not been too bad. You just have to be a little creative in getting...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-14-2014, 08:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,722
Posted By cka357
Vent Line Clip

Dave,

Here's a couple pictures of what I did prior to proseal. The vent line has a nice gradual bend at the end. Also, I scalloped the end of the tube for added mental comfort.

Hope this...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-29-2014, 11:28 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 30,906
Posted By cka357
APEM Switches

I too spoke to APEM about buying a bulk order and peddling out a few switches. If memory serves me right... They wanted something like a $10k bulk order per year. The switch tops are pretty easy to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-23-2013, 07:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,004
Posted By cka357
Yep, sounds like a leak free tank to me. The...

Yep, sounds like a leak free tank to me. The smallest leak would show immediately on a digital scale. My fuel cap required a little tweaking. It was barely detectable with soap bubbles but the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-10-2013, 03:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,361
Posted By cka357
Mark, Thanks for sharing your findings. I have...

Mark,

Thanks for sharing your findings. I have been wondering why you had asked about those chemicals. Here's the link from today's discussion.
...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-09-2013, 05:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,361
Posted By cka357
Mark, Sodium Hypochlorite is commonly called...

Mark,

Sodium Hypochlorite is commonly called bleach. 5-10 % is a little stronger than your household chemical. It will react to metals that contain zinc. The result is metal oxide. Or, hydroxide.
...
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-25-2013, 02:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,552
Posted By cka357
Iluke, The jig is made from Bosh aluminum...

Iluke,

The jig is made from Bosh aluminum extrusion. Another competitors trade name is 80/20. This was made from pieces left over from assembly line retrofit. It goes together like an erector set...
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-25-2013, 01:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,552
Posted By cka357
Daniel, Would love to help. The top side is not...

Daniel,

Would love to help. The top side is not bad at all. However, the bottom skins stink but can be accomplised in a couple weekends. It takes time for the skin to heal. Actually, we made a...
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-24-2013, 07:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,552
Posted By cka357
Thumbs up Riveting on the Top Skin of the Right Wing

It's time to order the fuselage. I never dreamed we would get the emp and wings done in a year. The project has been a blast so far. Here is a quick video of our riveting technique. After 5000 rivets...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-13-2013, 03:35 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 10,269
Posted By cka357
Apem, Aveo, ACS RockRack, Kestrel-Air Rocker Switch

Hey Gang,

I was curious on the follow up to the switch debacle.

I spoke with APEM today regarding another control panel issue, but did bring up the dual LED switch. I came up with a part number...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-13-2013, 09:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,394
Posted By cka357
Aileron Bushings

gib,

The part numbers for the -7 bell crank is WD-421-L and WD-421-R.

I did a search on Vans in the parts section and found them.
Search for "bellcrank busing".

BELLCRANK BUSHING...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-12-2013, 07:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 10,517
Posted By cka357
Torque Adapter

The drawing does show an adapter. Extension, crows foot, tube wrench etc. are all termed adapters. However, any adapter that is added to the end of a torque wrench needs to be considered...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-12-2013, 06:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 10,517
Posted By cka357
Torque Adapter Formula (Crows Foot Addition)

I ran across a few useful torque facts on CDI's torque tool website while searching for a torque calculation when adding a crows foot to tighten flare nuts.

www.cditorque.com...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-31-2013, 06:30 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,893
Posted By cka357
Elevator to Horizontal Stabilizer Tip Clearance

http://i380.photobucket.com/albums/oo242/cka357/RV7/RV%20Help/ElevatorClearance_zpsa799a041.jpg

Above is a clip of the drawing. I did have to cut out the area as you are indicating on my 7 Emp....
Forum: RV-14 01-30-2013, 05:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 6,076
Posted By cka357
Missing Directions

It would be difficult to build without the directions for sure. I thought the same thing when I couldn't find mine in the box. Looked all over the place. Then I unrolled the drawings and the...
Forum: RV-10 01-27-2013, 05:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 7,690
Posted By cka357
2nd Tank

Im ready to seal on the rear baffle for the right tank. I just checked my logs and found out that the second tank took 50% less time than the first. There is hope yet! Yes- I still managed to get...
Forum: RV-10 01-22-2013, 07:34 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 7,690
Posted By cka357
ProSeal

Looks good! Nothing like ProSeal in the morning. I'm sitting at work with black on my finger tips as I type.

I have found that the smaller tube for the sealant gun works well. (Usually 100 grams or...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-17-2013, 02:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,289
Posted By cka357
Thumbs up What's it like?

That was a nice article. Well said and thanks for sharing.

Chuck
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-17-2013, 02:17 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 13,130
Posted By cka357
Cold Weld

I can't help but to study the photos in hopes of providing some useful information to the group. Please forward these photos to the mother ship. I'm sure they would want to do some failure analysis...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 01-15-2013, 05:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,394
Posted By cka357
Camera Mount

That looks like a good idea for mounting a camera externally. Simple... I like it. Nice video of the mountains as well. Thanks for sharing.

Chuck
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-14-2013, 05:43 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 8,284
Posted By cka357
Thumbs up Click Bond Product Guide

Wow, there's all kinds of options!

Here's a link to Click Bond's products guide:

http://www.clickbond.com/files/Documents/product-guide-cd-720-120-rev-4-english.pdf

Page 15 shows a product for...
Forum: Tools 01-03-2013, 08:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,464
Posted By cka357
Andrew, Yes it would be a worthy investment to...

Andrew,

Yes it would be a worthy investment to procure a good 5 - 50 in lb torque wrench. The larger torque wrenches (ft lbs) are not ranged for small torque values. Most of the AN3 and AN4 bolts...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 12-15-2012, 08:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,922
Posted By cka357
Thumbs up First Flight

Nice work! Congrats and nice video.
Forum: Web Site Development 12-02-2012, 07:19 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,096
Posted By cka357
Thumbs up Kit log

I use KitLog like many of you. It sure beats writing my own Access Database. During initial installation of the software back in March I had a few errors. Matt was quick to respond with the...
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-26-2012, 02:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,487
Posted By cka357
Thumbs up Tank Sealant

Daniel,

I used the VANS grade. It's made by FlameMaster. As long as it's mixed in the proper proportions it seems to work fine. Yes, it is messy but with a little planning the work goes by fast....
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-31-2012, 05:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,846
Posted By cka357
Thumbs up W-709 Rib Holes

BNut--

Here are a couple captures from the plans. Hope this helps. I was concerned when I first discovered this as well.

Chuck
...
Forum: Tools 10-29-2012, 01:58 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 13,358
Posted By cka357
Thumbs up Tool Kit

Definately add a tank die, substurcture die, and a small tungsten bar to any kit you pick. I don't want this to sound like a sales pitch but Cleaveland tools are made really well and they are great...
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-19-2012, 06:29 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 9,059
Posted By cka357
Thumbs up Conduit and Wire Routing in Wing Ribs

Thanks for all of your feedback. Attached are pictures of the final outcome. Also included is a picture of the rib template. I believe I have incorporated suggestions from everyone. However, I did...
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-18-2012, 12:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 9,059
Posted By cka357
Question Conduit and Wire Routing in the Wing Ribs

Terrye--

Would you happen to have a picture?

Chuck
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-18-2012, 08:40 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 9,059
Posted By cka357
Thumbs up Conduit and Wire Routing in Wing Ribs

Yes that is a 7/8" mill spec grommet. The drill hole diameter is just over 1". Usually the drill hole is 1/8" over the grommet ID. I was attempting to create a larger surface area to eliminate the...
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-18-2012, 07:42 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 9,059
Posted By cka357
Question Conduit and Wire Routing in Wing Ribs

Guys thanks for your comments!

To randyintejas--

The rear wing access to the fuse was a concern of mine but I wanted to make sure I did not get noise in the radio. I probably will move the...
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-18-2012, 05:46 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 9,059
Posted By cka357
Question Conduit and Wire Routing in Wing Ribs??

Before I drill and prime all 28 ribs with these hole locations I would like some feedback on the conduit locations and wire routing.
Do you guys see any hidden problems with my layout?

The pictures...
Forum: RV-9/9A 10-17-2012, 02:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,385
Posted By cka357
Post Wing LE rib to Main Spar Hole Mismatch

Gang,

I failed to attach a screen capture of the -7 drawing for reference with the verbage from the manual earlier. My apologies. This picture should help.

Chuck
...
Forum: RV-9/9A 10-17-2012, 05:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,385
Posted By cka357
Post LE Rib to Main Spar Hole Mismatch

I'm building a RV-7, but I did run into the same issue. The spar is used as a point of reference for placing the missing holes in the rib flange. Here's an excerpt from the RV-7 manual regarding the...
Forum: Tools 10-01-2012, 07:22 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 15,191
Posted By cka357
Thumbs up Quality Drill Bits

There's tons of drill bit suppliers on the net. I use MSC for my source. They are quick to deliver. They give you a good description of the bit material and coatings when using their sort menu.
...
Forum: Tools 10-01-2012, 05:43 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 15,191
Posted By cka357
Talking Malco Circle Cutter

Here's the link to the Malco circle cutter. Like stated above... $60

http://www.homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5yc1v/R-100520674/h_d2/ProductDisplay?catalogId=10053&langId=-1&keyword=malco&storeId=10051
...
Forum: Tools 09-28-2012, 01:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 15,191
Posted By cka357
New Circle Cutter

I just found this sheet metal circle cutter at a HVAC supply house. It's also available at Home Depot. It consists of a three flute endmill that rides on a couple of bearings. The endmill inserts...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-11-2012, 06:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,174
Posted By cka357
Fuel Tank Vent

Good stuff! You guys are about two batches of ProSeal ahead of me.
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-10-2012, 08:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,174
Posted By cka357
Thumbs up Fuel Tank Vent Line Position

Ray,

Here are a few quick scans from my plans. (See Section E-E) The clip position appears to be correct on this drawing. The vent line will be above the bottom of the filler neck and the clip will...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-06-2012, 07:18 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 24,004
Posted By cka357
Overhaul Manual

Larry, Please grant me access. I would like a copy.

Chuck
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-23-2012, 08:20 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,008
Posted By cka357
Smile Deluxe Locking Fuel Caps

Ok I buckled.... Locking fuel caps on order.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-21-2012, 01:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,008
Posted By cka357
Deluxe Fuel Caps

I'm in the same boat as you guys. I'm ready to build the tanks but just noticed the flange is different from the stock caps and I would really like the nicer caps.

Thanks for the input on the deluxe...
Forum: RV-10 08-13-2012, 11:48 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 11,409
Posted By cka357
Thumbs up Rivet Gun Pressure Rules of Thumb

To bounce off of Bruce's post....

Using a 3X rivet gun to seat a -3 rivet set the pressure to 30 psi for starters. And, for -4 rivets, you guessed it, set the pressure to 40 psi. Set the flow...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-25-2012, 08:43 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 27,777
Posted By cka357
Dimple Dies

Let me preface these images a bit:

0.032" tank skin material was used for the top skin.
0.025" rib thickness was used for the bottom skin to simulate rib thickness.

The top skin was formed with...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-20-2012, 01:58 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 27,777
Posted By cka357
Gang, I'm enjoying this discussion. I did order...

Gang,

I'm enjoying this discussion. I did order a set of tank dimple dies and substructure dies yesterday from Cleveland. I'm excited to make some test samples myself prior to starting on my tanks....
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-05-2012, 11:22 AM
Replies: 2,030
Views: 1,519,070
Posted By cka357
Empenage is Complete

The empenage is complete.

Now to wait for the wing kit to arrive.......

http://i380.photobucket.com/albums/oo242/cka357/RV7/Empenage/Empenage.jpg
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-05-2012, 10:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,808
Posted By cka357
Looks like I'm in the right place. I just...

Looks like I'm in the right place. I just finished my Emp. kit and placed a down payment on the wing kit. Now back to home improvements in the next six weeks.

Welcome aboard!

Here's my log......
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-11-2012, 09:49 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,482
Posted By cka357
Thumbs up Kit Log Pro 2.0

Everyone,

Today I downloaded Kit Log Pro 2.0 and paid the $50. I thought about writing my own application or Excel sheet but this software seems to do everything I could think of.

I did have a few...
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