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Forum: RV-10 06-19-2022, 08:23 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 523
Posted By Everwild
Agree with Carl. Also, there's enough to do...

Agree with Carl. Also, there's enough to do before you get to the tailcone that you can wait for a replacement without holding up progress.
Forum: Tools 06-13-2022, 07:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,152
Posted By Everwild
Try an auction

I purchased an 8" Wilton for $80 at an online machinery auction. Cost $100 to pack and ship it but it is the last vice I will ever need. Formed the tailcone longerons recently and it worked great....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-11-2022, 06:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,668
Posted By Everwild
Vans pointed me to the PDF called "RV-10 Manual -...

Vans pointed me to the PDF called "RV-10 Manual - Main.pdf." The table was on page 2. Maybe something similar exists for the -14.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-10-2022, 10:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,668
Posted By Everwild
Also following this. I have a cosmetic issue on...

Also following this. I have a cosmetic issue on the right elevator lower trailing edge skin near the closeout tab. Vans support said I could use filler to fix the problem before paint as long as it...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-10-2022, 10:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,127
Posted By Everwild
Related RV-10 elevator balance question

I have a minor cosmetic problem on the bottom of one elevator trailing edge skin. I contacted Vans and they said using some filler as a fix would be fine as long as it doesn't put my elevator out of...
Forum: RV-14 05-06-2022, 11:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,628
Posted By Everwild
A tip for future builders

So got through the tab bends OK, only to mess up the match drilling. When I went to match drill them, I must have been squeezing the tabs together a bit too much and ended up pulling the lower skin...
Forum: Painting your RV 05-03-2022, 12:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 483
Posted By Everwild
Looking for tips on preparing for paint during the build

If you are a professional aircraft painter, what do you want to see done before the plane enters your shop? What prep details make for a great paint job over a good one?

Hoping to start a thread to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-01-2022, 09:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,198
Posted By Everwild
I'm working on a 10 and the tip ribs for the...

I'm working on a 10 and the tip ribs for the elevators were not wrapped in blue, had fluting, dimples and some deburring already done. They still needed a fair amount of work to get the webs flat and...
Forum: RV-10 03-26-2022, 04:13 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 15,386
Posted By Everwild
Yes. SB wings.

Yes. SB wings.
Forum: RV-10 03-26-2022, 02:28 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 15,386
Posted By Everwild
-10 Wings

Excited to report -10 wings that were ordered in February are expected to crate in July timeframe.
Forum: RV-10 03-14-2022, 09:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,450
Posted By Everwild
Did you race?

OMG has a disadvantage without wheel pants but would be curious about two vs three blades and any other performance mods unique to each.
Forum: RV-14 03-03-2022, 07:37 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,642
Posted By Everwild
I got to these HS nose ribs on a -10 last night....

I got to these HS nose ribs on a -10 last night. Fortunately I remembered seeing something about the rubber donut technique and gave it a try. Worked well, mostly. Still not easy to get a bucking bar...
Forum: RV-10 03-02-2022, 08:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 486
Posted By Everwild
Thanks Mike! Long shank 1/8 rivet set ordered. I...

Thanks Mike! Long shank 1/8 rivet set ordered. I have that round back rivet bucking bar and looking forward to trying it.

I've had good luck with cardboard and electrical tape to nest my small...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-02-2022, 07:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,032
Posted By Everwild
Thanks for the feedback. OK. Thinking I'll do the...

Thanks for the feedback. OK. Thinking I'll do the JB Weld during the riveting process, touch it up and let it cure with the rivets in.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-01-2022, 11:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,032
Posted By Everwild
Was thinking I would rivet all of the holes...

Was thinking I would rivet all of the holes except the damaged hole. While at it, I would carefully put a little dab of JB weld under and around where the errant hole is and let it cure. Probably...
Forum: RV-10 03-01-2022, 06:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 486
Posted By Everwild
HS Inboard Nose Ribs Rivet Order

A question for -10 builders. Is there any reason not to rivet the HS inboard nose ribs to the front spar before inserting everything into the skins?

Vans has you rivet ALL nose ribs into the skins...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-01-2022, 06:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,032
Posted By Everwild
Another figure 8 dimple hole

Hi all. I screwed up and put a "figure 8" dimple hole in one of my horizontal stab skins. Fortunately it's on a bottom trailing edge. So my fix is to put two rivets equal distance on either side. I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-23-2022, 10:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,320
Posted By Everwild
Vans Builder Map

Hi All! Here's a map that another builder and I created using data available on VAF. You can turn layers on and off using the legend in the upper...
Forum: My RV Build Project 02-22-2022, 08:35 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,253
Posted By Everwild
Mindset was to enjoy building now and enjoy...

Mindset was to enjoy building now and enjoy traveling in it with friends and family in early retirement. I'm focused on making steady progress and not necessarily an end date. Trying to get 14-20...
Forum: Northeast 02-21-2022, 07:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,272
Posted By Everwild
Here's a map that another VAF user built using...

Here's a map that another VAF user built using the data available on VAF. Legend is in the upper left where you can filter by...
Forum: RV-10 02-18-2022, 10:09 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,056
Posted By Everwild
Congrats Paul. Welcome to the madness. I'm not...

Congrats Paul. Welcome to the madness.

I'm not far ahead of you working on the tail of a -10, and also thinking a mix of available panels with select materials and custom seats. Will look forward...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-16-2022, 08:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,118
Posted By Everwild
Thanks! Yes, that rib has a little bit of rise in...

Thanks! Yes, that rib has a little bit of rise in the middle and the camera angle makes it look high at the spar end, but the right side lines up well with the spar. So everything needs to be...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-16-2022, 07:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,118
Posted By Everwild
HS rib flanges

Related to this thread, is this an example of needing to bend the flanges of the ribs to 90 degrees so they are parallel to the skin and spars? Assuming that might help some with the wrinkles?

I...
Forum: Interiors 02-16-2022, 02:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,682
Posted By Everwild
@Staunch111 I agree. The current offering from...

@Staunch111 I agree. The current offering from established brands are nice but what are the options if you want to take your interior to the next level? Or just want your plane to look different than...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-11-2022, 03:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,118
Posted By Everwild
Over fluting?

Is it also possible that I over fluted those ribs?

Everything else looks really good except the middle horizontal row of ribs. Could I have shortened the distance between the holes with the fluting...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-11-2022, 12:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,118
Posted By Everwild
Awesome insight. A new level of variables to...

Awesome insight. A new level of variables to think about.

Yes, I have basically been trying not to muck up the parts during processing, deburring etc for assembly. Outside of fluting, I haven't...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-11-2022, 12:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,118
Posted By Everwild
No criticism taken! Looking to get better and...

No criticism taken! Looking to get better and appreciate the feedback.

But I am a little confused, because all of the dimples were done exactly the same way, with a DRDT2. I'm getting good witness...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-11-2022, 10:40 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,118
Posted By Everwild
Flat rivet lines

Just finished riveting the vertical stabilizer on my -10. And looking for pro tips for keeping rivet lines flat.

Observations are spar lines with thicker material underneath are more forgiving than...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-22-2022, 09:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,257
Posted By Everwild
I built this jig for the center 9 + 9 holes that...

I built this jig for the center 9 + 9 holes that you have to countersink into the flanges and caps of the HS front spar on a -10.

This worked really well to support the countersink cage along the...
Forum: RV-10 01-21-2022, 10:09 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,310
Posted By Everwild
I have that gun and love it too. Don't use it for...

I have that gun and love it too. Don't use it for everything but definitely speeds things up when you have to assemble or disassemble something before or after match drilling. The pliers are easier...
Forum: Tools 01-21-2022, 09:57 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,482
Posted By Everwild
CDI 752LDINSS

Let the torqueing begin!
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-20-2022, 12:10 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,587
Posted By Everwild
DRDT-2

I've been using the DRDT-2 with Cleveland dies and have it adjusted so the top arm of the c-frame flexes upward roughly an 1/8th of an inch when fully engaged.

It leaves clear witness marks on both...
Forum: RV-10 01-17-2022, 12:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,315
Posted By Everwild
Didn't know such a thing. Will grab a set and see...

Didn't know such a thing. Will grab a set and see how they go!

I've been drilling things small where the pilot hole isn't already final size and using reamers everywhere possible. Bought them for...
Forum: Tools 01-17-2022, 08:42 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,482
Posted By Everwild
So much good information here! Am I correct in...

So much good information here!

Am I correct in thinking that a dial or split beam type wrench is necessary in order to measure the "friction drag" and then add it to the standard torque value?

I...
Forum: Tools 01-16-2022, 10:05 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,482
Posted By Everwild
Thank you for the helpful write up. The VS and HS...

Thank you for the helpful write up. The VS and HS have #8 and AN3 fasteners, so I'll give the CDI 0-75 in-lb dial type a try to start. The 0-300 in-lb is out of stock everywhere.
Forum: Tools 01-16-2022, 07:25 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,482
Posted By Everwild
Torque wrench recommendations

Any RV-10 builder recommendations on what torque wrench(s) to purchase to get through the build and beyond?

Is there one wrench that will do, or do I need different wrenches for different ranges /...
Forum: RV-10 01-14-2022, 09:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,315
Posted By Everwild
Vans said there is not enough edge distance to go...

Vans said there is not enough edge distance to go to an AN4 bolt, but in this specific case I do not need to replace.

That said, due to OCD a new spar doubler has been ordered. The spar caps and...
Forum: RV-10 01-13-2022, 09:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,315
Posted By Everwild
Yeah, it's not horribly elongated, but I have no...

Yeah, it's not horribly elongated, but I have no idea how important the tolerance is for this particular attach point. I was thinking about the forces put on this bolt. When you stomp on the rudder,...
Forum: RV-10 01-13-2022, 08:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,315
Posted By Everwild
Elongated hole

Hi all. I was drilling one of the upper attach holes on the rear spar of the vertical stabilizer to 3/16". When I broke through the spar cap, the assembly walked up the drill, slightly elongating the...
Forum: RV-10 01-06-2022, 06:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,198
Posted By Everwild
Gonna need some pliers and a set of 30 weight...

Gonna need some pliers and a set of 30 weight ball bearings. It's all ball bearings nowadays...
Forum: RV-10 01-06-2022, 11:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,198
Posted By Everwild
RV-10 Specific Tools

Is it just me, or does it seem like each new assembly requires another special tool to complete it?

I have the RV-10 tool package from Cleveland, but it seems like there is always something else I...
Forum: Painting your RV 12-06-2021, 07:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,734
Posted By Everwild
Appreciate the vote of confidence Dave but I've...

Appreciate the vote of confidence Dave but I've already replaced 4 botched parts on my VS. I think there might only be 15 parts total. Chocking it up to the learning curve, but also starting to...
Forum: Painting your RV 12-05-2021, 07:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,734
Posted By Everwild
DIY spay booth

I didn't use the plywood from the crate, but built one out of plywood. It's basically a box with a fan and a couple of furnace filters. The base is on wheels so I can wheel it outside when the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-02-2021, 07:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,916
Posted By Everwild
Agree with you for sure. It def wasn't an...

Agree with you for sure. It def wasn't an efficient process but goofed one up and don't have an oops on hand yet. Was a lot faster than waiting on shipping these days.

I always assumed rivet shavers...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-02-2021, 06:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,916
Posted By Everwild
DIY oops rivet?

Has anyone tried making a DIY oops rivet? Is there an engineering reason why when in a pinch one should not take an AN426AD-4-X rivet and just make the factory head slightly smaller?

I tried making...
Forum: RV-10 11-30-2021, 10:10 AM
Replies: 829
Views: 793,245
Posted By Everwild
Thanks Randy. Means a lot coming from a pro! Have...

Thanks Randy. Means a lot coming from a pro! Have been admiring your build and checked out your Google photo gallery yesterday as a matter of fact.

Any words of wisdom that helped you land a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-30-2021, 08:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,662
Posted By Everwild
RV-10 stiffeners with 3-3s

I just finished back riveting the stiffeners on an RV-10 rudder with 3-3s and I had to drill one out due to the shop head not having enough depth or being over driven. The shop heads are generally on...
Forum: RV-10 11-29-2021, 01:29 PM
Replies: 829
Views: 793,245
Posted By Everwild
RV-10 Build Photo Folder

Hi all. Here's a Google folder that I'm dropping photos in as I go.

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1qne5V9mhy4eIPlQyddSzye_yP4es5SFh

I've spent more time getting my shop organized than...
Forum: RV-10 11-17-2021, 08:01 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,463
Posted By Everwild
Aerosport trim rudder authority

Another quick question for folks who have used the Aerosport trim system. Does the Aerosport rudder trim have enough authority to center the ball on climb? Or is it mainly used for centering the ball...
Forum: RV-10 11-17-2021, 07:52 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,463
Posted By Everwild
Good point. It seems there is some flexibility in...

Good point. It seems there is some flexibility in adjusting the length of the cables that attach the springs to the rudder pedal arms to find a good neutral starting point?

A small motor to drive...
Forum: RV-10 11-16-2021, 08:38 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,463
Posted By Everwild
Yeah, I'm leaning toward trying something like...

Yeah, I'm leaning toward trying something like @Paddy implemented. It's the Aerosport spring bias system + a servo motor so the autopilot can manage trim when needed. Nothing hanging out in the...
Forum: RV-10 11-12-2021, 08:07 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,463
Posted By Everwild
3 Axis Autopilot and Trim

Working on the empennage and researching approach to trim options. Any insight would be very much appreciated!

I'm leaning toward Garmin 3 axis autopilot with yaw dampening. My understanding is you...
Forum: RV-10 11-11-2021, 08:13 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,780
Posted By Everwild
@Paddy, this seems like a really great approach....

@Paddy, this seems like a really great approach. I've seen a very similar application that is basically the same thing but mounted above the rudder pedal control tubes instead.

Do you know if this...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-11-2021, 03:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,399
Posted By Everwild
Thanks everyone. My gut said oops rivet but I...

Thanks everyone.

My gut said oops rivet but I ordered a new VS skin before soliciting y'alls advice. Next time.

I also had some fairly deep scratching I didn't like from dragging the skins on a...
Forum: RV-10 11-11-2021, 01:29 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,713
Posted By Everwild
I purchased an unopened, second-hand, RV10 kit...

I purchased an unopened, second-hand, RV10 kit that was delivered to the original owner in July and have a mix of final size and match drill parts.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-11-2021, 07:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,399
Posted By Everwild
Torn rivet hole in VS skin from dimpler

Was cruising along and the skin popped off of the male dimple die in the middle of the down stroke leaving this oval hole....
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-08-2021, 07:30 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 559
Posted By Everwild
Match Drilling Advice

Hi. I need some match drilling advice. I recently messed up the VS rear spar on an RV10 at the flange machine countersinking stage and now need to redo it.

Looking for recommendations on the order...
Forum: RV-10 11-01-2021, 12:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,692
Posted By Everwild
Vans response was to re-order the doubler

So after sweating my first mistake and how to fix it, Vans recommended that I purchase a new doubler.

First page of the plans and I'm replacing stuff already :) Onward.
Forum: RV-10 10-31-2021, 08:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,692
Posted By Everwild
Will see what the mothership recommends

I sent Vans a note and the photos about my slightly deep countersinks in the VS-1008 (referenced previously). Will let everyone know what they recommend.

------------------
(Asked Vans)

Would you...
Forum: RV-10 10-31-2021, 08:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 907
Posted By Everwild
Empennage Build Options Checklist

I'm getting started on an RV10 build and wanted to ask the pros what empennage options do I need to start thinking about, or purchasing soon? Right now I'm leaning toward Garmin G3X / GTN650 / etc...
Forum: RV-10 10-31-2021, 04:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,692
Posted By Everwild
Do I need to order a new doubler?

Hi all.

I am just getting started and all was going pretty well until I got to the machine countersinking of my vertical stabilizer...
Forum: Primers 10-27-2021, 11:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,488
Posted By Everwild
Dimple and prime, or prime then dimple?

Hi. New RV10 builder here. Working on figuring out my process to maximize efficiency without sacrificing quality and have a question about the order of the prime and dimple process.

Looks like some...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-27-2020, 02:40 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 8,184
Posted By Everwild
Pretty sure any state we live in that taxes on...

Pretty sure any state we live in that taxes on personal property will come after us for use tax for big ticket items like that. Maybe not for smaller stuff but when you're talking boats and planes,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-27-2020, 12:08 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 8,184
Posted By Everwild
Thanks so much for the responses! Very...

Thanks so much for the responses! Very insightful.

Here are MY rough estimates for a 10.

Slow Kit $49,710
Engine $47,839 (new)
Prop $8,790 (new)
Avionics $44,664 (Rough G3X...
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