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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-05-2022, 09:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,630
Posted By DaAV8R
Pedal Plane

I built the T-6 for my granddaughter. Itís a little bigger project than I expected, especially with some custom touches. Well worth it for a grandkid though.
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-19-2020, 02:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,228
Posted By DaAV8R

This is what I ended up with to get a good transition.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-30-2019, 12:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,356
Posted By DaAV8R

Here is a pretty good thread
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-27-2019, 11:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 930
Posted By DaAV8R
Wink Plans

Point taken. I have added this to my order list. I?m working firewall forward and I?m not sure I have all the OP drawings.

Thanks for the reply.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-26-2019, 08:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 930
Posted By DaAV8R

Thanks Kyle! Much appreciated!!!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-26-2019, 07:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 930
Posted By DaAV8R
FAB-360 Instructions?

Anyone have a copy of the instructions/drawings they could send me for the FAB-360 air box? If so, please email me at

I bought a kit from an individual and I don?t seem...
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-13-2019, 03:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 23,000
Posted By DaAV8R
Cowl Fit

I've never understood the logic of setting the cowl low in anticipation of the mounts sagging. I figure the thrust line is properly set when installed with 4 new mounts. If/when the engine sags at a...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-07-2018, 02:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,559
Posted By DaAV8R

I hate those red thick squishy gaskets.

If you want a nice gasket send an email to Guy Ginbey

He will send you a reinforced rubber gasket that won't squish out when you tighten the...
Forum: My RV Build Project 07-01-2017, 06:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 6,845
Posted By DaAV8R

Check your messages........................
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 06-23-2017, 07:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,338
Posted By DaAV8R

If you buy the empty cartridges and nozzles they can be reused multiple times. Let the pro seal set up in the cartridge a day or so and the extra can be pushed out after it sets up. Any residue will...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-20-2017, 09:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,851
Posted By DaAV8R
Great tool for making gaskets.

Great tool for making gaskets.
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-11-2017, 10:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,693
Posted By DaAV8R
Rivet length

I bought 6.5 length rivets. Having a good inventory of 1/2 length rivets will save you a lot of grief complying with the industry standard.
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-01-2017, 09:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,582
Posted By DaAV8R
Flap Hinges

Considering your location I would buy wider hinge material for the flaps. Many seem to need wider hinge material to maintain edge distance. I don't think the hinge material is very expensive and it...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-27-2017, 09:18 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 21,727
Posted By DaAV8R
Building Stuff

I've built a lot of stuff in my life (although still building this #%*! airplane :rolleyes:) but I think that is probably the most worthwhile project I have ever seen. Good on both of you. Best of...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-18-2017, 11:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,502
Posted By DaAV8R
Sealant Gun

A sealant gun is well worth the price. These folks sell both new and used guns. The disposable tubes can be cleaned out and are good for 3 or 4 uses.
Forum: Primers 12-15-2016, 08:17 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 15,316
Posted By DaAV8R
Primer you plan on top coating the Variprime? I have been using Nason self etching primer, a cheaper Dupont primer. It doesn't go on as good but has a similar appearance. I had planned on...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-04-2016, 03:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,414
Posted By DaAV8R
Heating paint

I used to shoot epoxy paint from time to time. I always heated the paint in the cup to 140 degrees by setting the cup in very hot water. Heating the epoxy would make it tack much quicker which...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-23-2016, 05:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,014
Posted By DaAV8R
As long as Mahlon continues to help us we don't...

As long as Mahlon continues to help us we don't really need a manual :)

Happy Thanksgiving
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-19-2016, 10:35 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 11,706
Posted By DaAV8R

How fast are you currently going? What is your TAS?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-14-2016, 09:11 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 37,101
Posted By DaAV8R
My 120 has a Scott 3200 which is a heavy duty...

My 120 has a Scott 3200 which is a heavy duty tail wheel for the airframe. Takes a pretty good stab on a brake to get the tail wheel to swivel when taxiing.

The 120 has enough adverse yaw that full...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-30-2016, 10:19 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 9,828
Posted By DaAV8R
You outline a flat fee for the pre-purchase...

You outline a flat fee for the pre-purchase inspection and a commission for the sale price reduction. Do you ever provide both services for the same deal or do you only offer one or the other for an...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-30-2016, 10:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,854
Posted By DaAV8R

I did not stiffen the tips but thought some really soft triangle balsa stock might make a good former. If your not happy with your outcome couldn't you just cut off the stiffeners and do it over?...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-29-2016, 08:19 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 9,828
Posted By DaAV8R's not a common practice in my...'s not a common practice in my experience. It doesn't really make sense when you thing about it. If the discrepancies identified by Mr. inspector are real they need fixed. Mr. Inspector...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-19-2016, 08:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,431
Posted By DaAV8R

K81 (Miami County) is about 60 south. They have BBQ on the field. K81 has served a lot of $100.00 BBQ sandwiches and breakfasts over the years.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-12-2016, 05:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,299
Posted By DaAV8R

A little bounce in your table will also cause/exacerbate this problem. If your table isn't really, really stiff try back riveting some practice pieces directly over a table leg. Also try some with...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-26-2016, 06:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,758
Posted By DaAV8R

I spent about the same amount of time. I did find that emery cloth made things go faster without lowering my standards. Tear off a strip about 10" long and then tear it lengthwise into about 1/4"...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-25-2016, 08:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,447
Posted By DaAV8R
I don't think that is the bead you are seeing in...

I don't think that is the bead you are seeing in section C-C. Look closely at section B-B. It appears to me that one of the hidden lines in C-C is the inside edge of the reinforcement ring and the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-22-2016, 09:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,852
Posted By DaAV8R
That's what we did. I called it cheating. I never...

That's what we did. I called it cheating. I never missed a chance to let the bar "ride the work". It is often as simple as taping a piece of balsa to the bar to guarantee the correct angle and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-13-2016, 08:54 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 20,715
Posted By DaAV8R

As far as I'm concerned you can't do any better than AD. Stands for the obvious plus airport dog. My youngest kids initials are AD..........What a coincidence :rolleyes:
Forum: Tools 05-06-2016, 10:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,248
Posted By DaAV8R
The Yard Store

The Yard Store in Wichita is $.42 regardless of quantity. I see they offer a 12% discount for 1,000 or more. Made in the USA the last time I checked. Verify that if it is important to you as it has...
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-28-2016, 10:25 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 13,312
Posted By DaAV8R

Check your PM's.................
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-07-2016, 11:51 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,784
Posted By DaAV8R
Tooth count

I didn't know the 122 and 149 were not interchangeable. Mine is a 122 and I have planned on changing to a 149 as I have an overhauled 149 starter on the shelf.

If someone could post the width of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-04-2016, 07:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,566
Posted By DaAV8R

If that is art, my basement is an art gallery. At least that is what I'm going to tell my wife:rolleyes:
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-27-2016, 11:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,994
Posted By DaAV8R
Arm rests

Seems like a good idea. I wonder if you could install arm rests inside of your vertical? I have noticed that the arm rests in the -8 are too far apart to be very useful for me.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-27-2016, 11:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,817
Posted By DaAV8R
Relief Cuts

Sounds like you are using about the same technique I used early in my build. As my project progressed I switched to emery clothe. I purchased several grades. I think the emery clothe was faster and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-25-2016, 09:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,186
Posted By DaAV8R
New vs old

I definitely have an old baffle kit. I received drawings from the new kit from a gracious builder. I won't name him as we may have violated some federal law. I promise I won't use them......just look...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-25-2016, 06:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,186
Posted By DaAV8R

Thanks for the help. Just for clarification I am using a narrow deck O-360-A1A. I do believe the kit I am using is for this engine.

As an example of a possible change, I noticed that my center...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-24-2016, 10:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,186
Posted By DaAV8R
Baffle kit changes

I bought a baffle kit here on VAF a year or three back. I have the sides and back fit and am currently scratching my head on the inlet pieces and particularly the baffle which attaches to the nose of...
Forum: Polishing your RV 03-22-2016, 03:57 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 30,179
Posted By DaAV8R

When I sit in the Monday morning meeting with stained hands, I can't help but wonder what all those other people did all weekend. You'll get used to it 😀
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-14-2016, 02:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,365
Posted By DaAV8R

For starters Dayton is as good as they come! I don't know him but have figured that out from doing business with him. It's nice to spend our money with folks like him.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-25-2016, 10:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,642
Posted By DaAV8R

Sorry, I mistakenly thought you were working on the trim tab. Please disregard previous comments.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-25-2016, 06:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,642
Posted By DaAV8R

I might be wrong but unless something has changed I think this location does use a flat head rivet in a dimpled hole. My drawing shows 3 rivets so maybe there has been a change in quantity. Not sure.
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-19-2016, 05:46 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 84,687
Posted By DaAV8R
Bolt length

My question is whether we can use the same bolt. I think the NAS nut is a taller nut. I'm thinking we won't get the full thread pas the nut and might need longer bolts. Not sure.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-17-2016, 06:51 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 10,405
Posted By DaAV8R
Most folks I know consider dual impulse very...

Most folks I know consider dual impulse very desirable. Additionally, you can keep a spare on the shelf and it will fit either side.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-17-2016, 06:46 PM
Replies: 688
Views: 412,571
Posted By DaAV8R

I'm trying to understand these most recent comments. Are you guys implying that the reinforcement needs to be installed regardless of whether cracks exist?

The bulletin allows for inspection prior...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-13-2016, 11:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,824
Posted By DaAV8R
Skybolts as you go

The answer to your question is yes.

I installed the Skybolts as I went to prevent movement of the cowl. I started by doing every third or fourth hole. I also had a steel weldment attached to the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-10-2016, 08:14 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,341
Posted By DaAV8R
More info

I've been thinking about doing this. Can you give more info on the construction of your forge and how it is fired. I want to sand cast some metal badges for securing the cowl hinge pins but the only...
Forum: Tools 02-09-2016, 09:52 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 8,862
Posted By DaAV8R
Snap On

One of the nicest tools I own is a 1/4" drive Snap On ratchet and 1/4" deep well socket sets. I probably use those tools more than any tool in the box.

Their ratcheting screwdrivers are also second...
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-03-2016, 10:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,548
Posted By DaAV8R
QB fuse

I have built a -8 fuse and I'm well past the quick build stage. I would characterize the fuse build as a lot of work. If a quick build fits your budget I would recommend it. I don't regret building...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-22-2016, 04:29 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 11,075
Posted By DaAV8R
No wings

After watching the video the only advice I have tape it and be sure and put on your seatbelt :eek:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-19-2016, 11:07 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 50,414
Posted By DaAV8R
Tapered wings

Awesome!!!!..........can you share any basic design goals? Have a link to the HP-24 page?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-18-2016, 11:04 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 17,104
Posted By DaAV8R

Heck...........who cares how fast it goes! If I built and was flying that airplane I wouldn't be in any hurry to reach the destination ;)

Great job on the build.
Forum: Safety 01-14-2016, 10:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,351
Posted By DaAV8R
Was on the left downwind for 18R at OSH and had a...

Was on the left downwind for 18R at OSH and had a 172 go over the top of me with his tow bar attached. One a more positive least he remembered to bring his tow bar :D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-11-2016, 05:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,183
Posted By DaAV8R

Depending on the size/span of a mezzanine you might consider allowing for these point loads in the design of the rigid frames and/or end wall posts. Maybe even have them provide the appropriate holes...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-11-2015, 09:18 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 8,377
Posted By DaAV8R
Very impressive. Hats off to your mom. I ordered...

Very impressive. Hats off to your mom. I ordered a copy. Thanks for the link.
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-17-2015, 10:39 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,294
Posted By DaAV8R

Correct me if I am wrong but I thought the current kits came standard with Matco wheels and brakes. I deleted those and bought Grove wheels and brakes. The Groves are beautifully made and appear on...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-09-2015, 07:43 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,614
Posted By DaAV8R
Holding Nut with Vise Grips

I've never had this problem but in similar situations I have used a pneumatic impact with great success. I would suggest using an impact and turning the air down to a pressure well below a value you...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-16-2015, 12:26 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 21,770
Posted By DaAV8R
The box

I hope it is because I believe that would make him the most clever guy on the forum ;)

Kudos to the builder!
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-13-2015, 07:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,309
Posted By DaAV8R
Doesn't fit

I don't know what is going on with the fit of the factory pieces at this location but they do seem to mount the quadrant well below the top plate. I didn't think I could stand to look at that...
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-03-2015, 06:41 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,222
Posted By DaAV8R
Horizontal Joint

I leveled the fuse nose to tail and side to side and then located the horizontal joint at the center of the of the crank. I built a water level to align the horizontal joints. The factory joggles in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-03-2015, 10:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,729
Posted By DaAV8R
Spoiler alert

Surprise your wife buy riveting it to the trunk or her car for the ultimate rear spoiler. Trust us..........she will think you are a hero ;)

PS: Please report back
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-07-2015, 02:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,694
Posted By DaAV8R
My custom bracket

Here is what I did. I don't know why my pics are so big. Photobucket is a turd :cool:
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-05-2015, 11:06 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 9,339
Posted By DaAV8R
Personally, I would have a hard time taking...

Personally, I would have a hard time taking landing advice from a guy named Sink :) Just sayin??..
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-05-2015, 03:26 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 13,130
Posted By DaAV8R
I'm just about to this point and need to examine...

I'm just about to this point and need to examine the cowl/baffle relationship at the inlets. I'm assuming I will need to trim either the inside of the inlet as depicted on your sketch or the front...
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