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Forum: RV General Discussion/News Yesterday, 08:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 511
Posted By David Paule
It has been said, "Slow down, you move too...

It has been said,

"Slow down, you move too fast
You've got to make the morning last...."

Some years ago, a couple of older ladies gave a talk here about hiking the Colorado Trail. This is a fairly...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News Yesterday, 08:24 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 646
Posted By David Paule
1. You already mentioned the things you need to...

1. You already mentioned the things you need to start getting knowledge and training your hands.

2. Here on VAF there's a whole Tools section. Spend some time with it - also with the Tips section....
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-19-2021, 07:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 265
Posted By David Paule
I would expect that to be the most difficult to...

I would expect that to be the most difficult to achieve and the hardest to verify.

But I'm not a CFD user.

Dave
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-19-2021, 06:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 265
Posted By David Paule
There's the old-school approach, which still...

There's the old-school approach, which still works. Plan the systems on your RV-8 so that you can obtain pressures at nearly any point you are interested in, and have a method of recording them. And...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-19-2021, 12:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 73,007
Posted By David Paule
NO!

Those give holes that are too big.

#6 screw needs a #29 drill hole, which is the nominal size for #6 screws, which are .136 diameter

#8 screw needs a #19 drill hole, which is the closest to the...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 04-19-2021, 10:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 175
Posted By David Paule
What in the world is a TCW? Dave

What in the world is a TCW?

Dave
Forum: My RV Build Project 04-18-2021, 10:39 AM
Replies: 553
Views: 330,736
Posted By David Paule
Since Iím making my own throttle lever, and Iím...

Since Iím making my own throttle lever, and Iím putting the PTT switch on the throttle, I got to get intimate with the switch today.

The PTT uses soldered wires. Both the Otto switch and Steinís...
Forum: RV-3 04-17-2021, 11:50 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 82,533
Posted By David Paule
Manual Trim Cable Routing

It seems as if the manual trim cable should enter the cockpit above the rudder cable. That wasn't obvious to me and I arranged to have it enter below. Now things are clearer. My fuselage is slightly...
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 04-14-2021, 02:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 678
Posted By David Paule
Talk to Van's. They are generally responsive....

Talk to Van's. They are generally responsive. Email works.

Dave
Forum: RV-14 04-14-2021, 10:43 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 869
Posted By David Paule
As for publishing, I've found that occasional...

As for publishing, I've found that occasional comments are worth a bunch. They help me ensure than I've thought of critical things. Sometimes people send me comments off-line and these too are very...
Forum: RV-14 04-13-2021, 06:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 869
Posted By David Paule
Plan for storage. As you get the kits, you'll...

Plan for storage. As you get the kits, you'll have lots of bits of hardware and lots of other parts. Then as you build, you'll gradually have a bunch of large airplane parts that need storage...
Forum: My RV Build Project 04-13-2021, 08:30 AM
Replies: 553
Views: 330,736
Posted By David Paule
One of the things in the cockpit on the left side...

One of the things in the cockpit on the left side that affects other things is the trim handle. I need to know where it goes. Since the trim cable is made, the handle is at the forward end and the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-12-2021, 08:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 897
Posted By David Paule
Don't think I'd use hot melt glue for anything on...

Don't think I'd use hot melt glue for anything on the firewall.

Or for anything at all important elsewhere on the airplane.

Dave
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-10-2021, 10:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,010
Posted By David Paule
As the others said, but additionally, add the...

As the others said, but additionally, add the running toque of the nut's locking element, which you'll have to measure.

Dave
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-10-2021, 08:04 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,596
Posted By David Paule
Hate to say this since I'm nine years into my...

Hate to say this since I'm nine years into my RV-3B project, but the cheapest airplane is probably a used one, and that includes certified.

Split your goal up so that one goal is to fly and the...
Forum: My RV Build Project 04-09-2021, 11:21 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,198
Posted By David Paule
What does the avionics switch do for you? Can you...

What does the avionics switch do for you? Can you eliminate it?

Is your ELT on battery power if it's switch is on and the master is off? Because some are not, and those switches can be left on.

I...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-07-2021, 11:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 666
Posted By David Paule
I like. Beautifully simple. Dave

I like.

Beautifully simple.

Dave
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 04-07-2021, 11:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 678
Posted By David Paule
Look at the Otto P7 series. I emailed their data...

Look at the Otto P7 series. I emailed their data sheet to you.

Dave
Forum: My RV Build Project 04-07-2021, 11:31 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,198
Posted By David Paule
Scott, I like to have a flow to the starting and...

Scott, I like to have a flow to the starting and to the shutdown. I prefer going left to right for the start-up, and right to left for the shutdown. Yours is more of a hopscotch pattern.

Now that's...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-05-2021, 03:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 385
Posted By David Paule
The previous poster, Blake, has given me...

The previous poster, Blake, has given me excellent service. Happy to say he's one of the numerous good guys in this field. I'd buy from him again and probably will.

Before changing tailwheels or...
Forum: My RV Build Project 04-05-2021, 01:55 PM
Replies: 553
Views: 330,736
Posted By David Paule
Thanks for these comments. I have sat in the...

Thanks for these comments.

I have sat in the cockpit a number of times with the switch panel (and the avionics shelf, which is part of the same fiberglass part) installed. I need to pay attention...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-03-2021, 01:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 591
Posted By David Paule
That's pretty darn clever. Good job! Dave

That's pretty darn clever. Good job!

Dave
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-03-2021, 10:49 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,438
Posted By David Paule
I've seen some of these parts - they look...

I've seen some of these parts - they look great.

Dave
Forum: My RV Build Project 04-01-2021, 07:24 PM
Replies: 553
Views: 330,736
Posted By David Paule
Here’s the next revision of the switch panel This...

Here’s the next revision of the switch panel This one works fine - it’s what I’ll do for the real one. Left to right,

Start
Master Battery/Alternator LH ignition
RH ignition
Fuel pump
Nav/Strobe...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-31-2021, 06:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,053
Posted By David Paule
I didn't know that I might be able to get hangar...

I didn't know that I might be able to get hangar coverage on my homeowner's insurance. I have it on a stand-alone policy, and it includes something for project coverage, too. It's more than just...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-30-2021, 10:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 251
Posted By David Paule
Thanks, Mike. Dave

Thanks, Mike.

Dave
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-30-2021, 09:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 251
Posted By David Paule
Looking For PTT Switch

I've got this one (https://www.steinair.com/product/14-momentary-push-button-switch/) from Steinair.com.

https://www.steinair.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/PTT-SWITCH-L-DSC03556.jpg

Functionally,...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-29-2021, 06:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 320
Posted By David Paule
When I changed engines on my non-RV, I had the...

When I changed engines on my non-RV, I had the chance to use a digital tach, and my mechanical tach was accurate through its range. At that time it was about 40 years old, but I'd replaced the cable...
Forum: RV-3 03-29-2021, 06:43 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 154
Posted By David Paule
Manual Trim Cable Routing?

Anyone have any photos of the trim cable going into the stabilizer rib?

Hoe about going through the F-309 bulkhead? This is the aft-most full height bulkhead.

I have the holes through the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-29-2021, 01:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 912
Posted By David Paule
I bought all the airframe kits at once. Then one...

I bought all the airframe kits at once. Then one day Santa offered me a deal on an engine. Once I got the engine, I ordered the finish kit. I'm building an RV-3B and there is no FWF kit for that...
Forum: Fiberglass 03-28-2021, 07:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,155
Posted By David Paule
Actually, in my experience, once the strength and...

Actually, in my experience, once the strength and stiffness has been matched, in a decent design, the carbon one is indeed lighter.

Dave
Old retired engineer
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-28-2021, 04:19 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,592
Posted By David Paule
They've stopped using the metal cans? Dave

They've stopped using the metal cans?

Dave
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-28-2021, 02:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,480
Posted By David Paule
I have a non-RV with a carb. That plane has an...

I have a non-RV with a carb. That plane has an ARP carburetor ice detector. The light comes on when there's actual ice, and it shows the onset of icing. It's been reliable to the point that my RV-3B...
Forum: RV-3 03-28-2021, 08:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 918
Posted By David Paule
210 mph which is almost 183 kts, and it's...

210 mph which is almost 183 kts, and it's TAS.

On a few RV-3s, the builder installed mass balances. As far as I know, there have been no reported cases of flutter or accidents due to flutter on...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-26-2021, 06:07 PM
Replies: 1,841
Views: 521,349
Posted By David Paule
Frankly, I like food and think that for a...

Frankly, I like food and think that for a productive RV experience, food must be a part of it. Keep it up, Steve. I'm interested in your conclusions regarding your favorite pizza.

On my VAF builder...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-25-2021, 07:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 439
Posted By David Paule
Side Tipping Canopies - Hold-Open Devices

I've seen three RVs in the last couple of weeks that had ways to keep the canopy from opening too far but none had any way to keep the canopy from blowing shut accidentally if a gust caught it on the...
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 03-25-2021, 12:55 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,692
Posted By David Paule
Jay, you described the Cyclone 180, a Cessna 180...

Jay, you described the Cyclone 180, a Cessna 180 clone kit from the 1990s. They are no longer available. I suppose there's not a great demand for them relatively speaking, any more than there was for...
Forum: Tools 03-25-2021, 11:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 951
Posted By David Paule
We use a bucket, a bucket/squeezer thing and a...

We use a bucket, a bucket/squeezer thing and a mop. Works well but is a pain. Last time it took two of us maybe six hours to do the 1,900 square feet. Cheap, though.

Dave
Forum: My RV Build Project 03-25-2021, 10:24 AM
Replies: 553
Views: 330,736
Posted By David Paule
The airspeed indicator is simply because I am...

The airspeed indicator is simply because I am trying to preserve the operational similarity to my C180, which not only has one but has the same maximum flap speed. Also it's a back up if the wee...
Forum: My RV Build Project 03-24-2021, 06:40 PM
Replies: 553
Views: 330,736
Posted By David Paule
Finn, thereís plenty of stick clearance, and...

Finn, thereís plenty of stick clearance, and although I checked that before committing to this avionics shelf/switch panel system, it was definitely worth double-checking now. I didnít measure it but...
Forum: RV-3 03-24-2021, 12:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 419
Posted By David Paule
Van's has an RV-3 plans thumb drive, which does...

Van's has an RV-3 plans thumb drive, which does not contain cowl drawings but does contain the firewall drawing, and perhaps that might assist you.

Otherwise I think the answer is "42," and thanks...
Forum: My RV Build Project 03-23-2021, 07:49 PM
Replies: 553
Views: 330,736
Posted By David Paule
This is a mock-up of the switch panel thatís...

This is a mock-up of the switch panel thatís under the instrument panel. The real one is integral with the avionics shelf and I didnít want to drill holes in it until I was sure of the positions....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-23-2021, 01:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 624
Posted By David Paule
You can generally copy the contents of a PDF to...

You can generally copy the contents of a PDF to the clipboard, and thence to a Word document, where it can be edited.

Dave
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-22-2021, 06:42 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,354
Posted By David Paule
I used to have a 170. The restriction was because...

I used to have a 170. The restriction was because at the maximum flap speed, in a full slip, it would abruptly pitch down. At less than max flap speed, it was okay, at least at the weight and CG that...
Forum: RV-3 03-22-2021, 01:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,326
Posted By David Paule
I'll be seeing the plane in a few days - Derek is...

I'll be seeing the plane in a few days - Derek is not far from me, and I can probably assist with repairs and installation of the pitch servo.

Dave
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-22-2021, 09:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,004
Posted By David Paule
Well, it's going to be more like an LSA RV-4 with...

Well, it's going to be more like an LSA RV-4 with appropriately reduced performance. I would say that it's nothing close to an RV-8. Lightyears apart.

But it might be roughly equivalent to a tandem...
Forum: My RV Build Project 03-21-2021, 08:18 PM
Replies: 553
Views: 330,736
Posted By David Paule
The steps are made but so far are unprimed. Since...

The steps are made but so far are unprimed. Since the spar bulkheadís flange is truncated compared to what drawing 24 shows, I added a J stiffener to that area of the step. And since the joint to the...
Forum: RV-3 03-21-2021, 03:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,326
Posted By David Paule
Next time I'm at the airport, I'll try to measure...

Next time I'm at the airport, I'll try to measure the radius from the pivot to the pushrod attachment point for you. Mine is the RV-3B installation very much like Russell's. Perhaps using the same...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-21-2021, 11:00 AM
Replies: 1,841
Views: 521,349
Posted By David Paule
I'm wondering the same thing. The additional...

I'm wondering the same thing. The additional thickness could even be semi-localized at the threaded inserts.

I've been wondering how I'd attach the Dynon GPS antenna to my RV-3B, which is more...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-20-2021, 09:21 AM
Replies: 1,841
Views: 521,349
Posted By David Paule
It would be really nice to have threaded inserts...

It would be really nice to have threaded inserts built into the inner piece.

Dave
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-17-2021, 08:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,608
Posted By David Paule
If I understand things correctly, an RV-6A was...

If I understand things correctly, an RV-6A was built old-school. The RV-7A has parts which are considerably closer to being interchangeable than the older design RV-6A. In the event of difficulties,...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-17-2021, 08:24 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,477
Posted By David Paule
Dan had it right in post #8. Download ALL the...

Dan had it right in post #8. Download ALL the installation manuals of equipment that you might be interested in. Wouldn't hurt to do the same for the user manuals, since you might find that some...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-16-2021, 05:52 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,089
Posted By David Paule
Don't use polyester or nylon or polypropylene, as...

Don't use polyester or nylon or polypropylene, as they don't adhere well to epoxy.

Dave
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-16-2021, 11:58 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,089
Posted By David Paule
Some people add carbon. Dave

Some people add carbon.

Dave
Forum: RV-4 03-15-2021, 10:37 AM
Replies: 505
Views: 348,275
Posted By David Paule
With the wrap, are the aluminum parts necessary...

With the wrap, are the aluminum parts necessary any more?

Dave
Forum: Alternative Engines 03-14-2021, 09:33 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 7,082
Posted By David Paule
What's the diameter of the Verner? Any...

What's the diameter of the Verner?

Any difficulties anticipated with the change?

Dave
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-13-2021, 04:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 595
Posted By David Paule
EGT spread (as opposed to the actual value) will...

EGT spread (as opposed to the actual value) will depend on throttle position, since that affects mixing, and mixture setting.

Dave
Forum: Alternative Engines 03-13-2021, 01:44 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 7,082
Posted By David Paule
Why are you changing engines? Lots of us aren't...

Why are you changing engines?

Lots of us aren't on Facebook, by the way... VAF's Build section is also available.

Dave
Forum: RV-10 03-12-2021, 01:52 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,591
Posted By David Paule
There's a considerable difference between a bond...

There's a considerable difference between a bond that has properly-prepared surfaces and one that does not. The doors in the OP were clearly not properly prepared. If prepared according to the plans...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 03-12-2021, 01:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,425
Posted By David Paule
Keep the prop blur -it's perfect. Dave

Keep the prop blur -it's perfect.

Dave
Forum: RV-4 03-11-2021, 04:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,041
Posted By David Paule
It's an oversize tire. See this thread....

It's an oversize tire. See this thread. (https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?t=23360&highlight=380+tire)

Dave
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-11-2021, 09:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 397
Posted By David Paule
As they say, RTFM. The installation manuals for...

As they say, RTFM. The installation manuals for the avionics give guidance for this.

Dave
Forum: RV-3 03-09-2021, 07:24 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 82,533
Posted By David Paule
The front area of the seat pan has integral...

The front area of the seat pan has integral steps. On my plane I misinterpreted that detail and cut the seat pan so that the steps are separate pieces. (EDIT - the steps are supposed to be separate,...
Forum: RV-10 03-09-2021, 01:26 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,472
Posted By David Paule
I take issue with the idea that a 40 year old...

I take issue with the idea that a 40 year old certified airplane necessarily has high maintenance costs. Don't include in that things that are FAA mandated like ADS-B because you'll need those in an...
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