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Forum: RV-10 11-18-2021, 07:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,118
Posted By Renfield
Iíve done the sizing for the rudder stops on a...

Iíve done the sizing for the rudder stops on a commercial aircraft. Somebody had the brilliant idea to propose eliminating the control gust lock system to save weight and cost. The dynamic loads on...
Forum: RV-15 07-29-2021, 10:09 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,273
Posted By Renfield
Having been a structural engineer for over 35...

Having been a structural engineer for over 35 years Iíd much prefer drivens, despite the extra work.

In my experience blinds donít hold up as well over the long term in joints with significant...
Forum: RV-14 06-21-2021, 04:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,960
Posted By Renfield
Tom beat me to it. Skin stiffeners should tie-in...

Tom beat me to it.

Skin stiffeners should tie-in to structure with out of plane stiffness like a frame, rib, or another stiffener. Otherwise, the abrupt transition of stiffness will frequently lead...
Forum: RV-14 06-17-2021, 08:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,022
Posted By Renfield
Thatís a heck of a gouge. Not a very thick part...

Thatís a heck of a gouge. Not a very thick part to have to blend that deeply on.

Replace it and forget about it or remember it every time you see it.

I never regretted ordering replacements...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-26-2021, 08:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,045
Posted By Renfield
Just a general comment when it comes to corrosion...

Just a general comment when it comes to corrosion pits. They typically have a very high geometric Kt associated with them. Whether the pit will cause a crack to initiate depends on the stress...
Forum: RV-14 05-08-2021, 07:46 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,311
Posted By Renfield
Being smooth on the controls usually goes a long...

Being smooth on the controls usually goes a long way towards preventing unnecessary excitement. One of my first instructors demanded smoothness. A rap on the back of my head from the back seat of...
Forum: RV-10 03-25-2021, 07:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,892
Posted By Renfield
Like others have said, itís normal, but not very...

Like others have said, itís normal, but not very pretty. On a plane the gross weight of any of the RVs the structural weight to make ďprettyĒ skins would be prohibitive.

Despite the skins being out...
Forum: COMM 03-18-2021, 07:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 655
Posted By Renfield
Good point on the comm antennas. The plan is for...

Good point on the comm antennas. The plan is for those to be on the belly, I shouldn’t have lumped them in with the nav on my original post.

Thanks for the reply, much appreciated.
Forum: COMM 03-17-2021, 08:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 655
Posted By Renfield
Antenna Installation in Aveo ZipTips

Iím in the planning stages for an RV-10 and wondered if anybody has installed nav and comm antennas in ZipTips Premiere wingtips.

The mission would include a lot of IFR so reliable nav and comm are,...
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