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Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 11-23-2013, 12:29 AM
Replies: 832
Views: 641,625
Posted By roee
Ah. Good thinkin! :p :D

Ah. Good thinkin! :p :D
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 11-22-2013, 11:25 AM
Replies: 832
Views: 641,625
Posted By roee
Jim, it looks like the rear stick hits the back...

Jim, it looks like the rear stick hits the back of the seat?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-21-2013, 12:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,346
Posted By roee
Lightbulb Here ya go

The actual ball has a 1 inch diameter, and the installation calls for a 1.125 inch hole.

The four main mounting screws are on a 1 inch square pattern.

The other two mounting screws for the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-17-2013, 07:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,449
Posted By roee
Lightbulb Trim, but trim wisely

Those marked sections don't do anything to separate the high and low pressure areas in the cowling. They just uselessly hang there inside the low pressure area.

So I trimmed them back, although for...
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-16-2013, 03:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,005
Posted By roee
Lightbulb David, The primary objective is to eliminate (or...

David,

The primary objective is to eliminate (or minimize as much as possible) having wire that is unprotected from continuous excessive current in case of a short. Generally that means placing the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-08-2013, 08:44 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 11,444
Posted By roee
One might argue that's a good thing. That...

One might argue that's a good thing. That yellowing is a good visual indication that the material is degrading, and maybe ought to be replaced. Having materials that change their appearance some...
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-17-2013, 03:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,692
Posted By roee
Thumbs up Bill, What you're suggesting should work just...

Bill,

What you're suggesting should work just fine.

Makes no difference if your feed wire is physically connected at the battery post or the battery side of the master relay. Electrically they are...
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-31-2013, 10:07 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,500
Posted By roee
Don't worry about it, I went right back to sleep...

Don't worry about it, I went right back to sleep :p
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-31-2013, 01:51 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,500
Posted By roee
Yawn... :-)

Nothing to get excited about. That's about the going price online. A quick Google search for "PC680" yields a number of other online stores that sell+ship them for about the same.
Forum: Safety 08-21-2013, 11:55 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,060
Posted By roee
I share smiller's skepticism that most post-crash...

I share smiller's skepticism that most post-crash fires have the electrical system as the ignition source, rather than hot exhaust components, etc.

Having said that, every checklist I've ever seen...
Forum: Electrical Systems 07-19-2013, 03:55 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 52,877
Posted By roee
Great minds think alike! :cool: This is on my...

Great minds think alike! :cool: This is on my to-do list, if someone else doesn't get to it first (my to-do list is long...).
Forum: Electrical Systems 07-16-2013, 05:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,611
Posted By roee
Question Symbology and panel layout conventions?

Bob, no offense intended, but I must say I found the design of your electrical panel very confusing. I've never flown an Airbus, so I don't know if your layout and legend design are indeed based on...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-30-2013, 09:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,891
Posted By roee
Secure the wire bundle to structure using an adel...

Secure the wire bundle to structure using an adel clamp near the wing root. Secure it also at the outboard end near every place where a wire terminates, which also serves to strain-relief the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-18-2013, 01:05 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,975
Posted By roee
Question Fumoto part number?

Hey Bruce, what part number is that?
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-10-2013, 07:50 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 11,001
Posted By roee
Ambidextrousness

That's interesting, I would have thought the opposite -- that it's tandem aircraft where you'd want an ambidextrous stick grip, not side-by-sides.

In the left seat of a side-by-side model, the...
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-10-2013, 04:55 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 11,001
Posted By roee
Thumbs up Infinity Aerospace

Crappy website, great military-style stick grips:
http://www.infinityaerospace.com/infgrip.htm
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-10-2013, 04:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,027
Posted By roee
Or...

... you could toss that 3000 series tubing from Van's and use 5052-0 tubing instead. It is a better material for the job, especially for applications with significant pressures like brake lines. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-28-2013, 03:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,274
Posted By roee
Pierre, As intuition suggests, there is...

Pierre,

As intuition suggests, there is obviously a pressure drop from the "high pressure" area to the "low pressure" area in the cowl. But perhaps less obvious, the "low pressure" area in the cowl...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-27-2013, 11:34 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 10,202
Posted By roee
Just wanted to give everyone a quick update on my...

Just wanted to give everyone a quick update on my fit issues.

There were several dimensions in my stock fairing that ended up on the bad side of typical. I say "typical" rather than "normal"...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-13-2013, 04:30 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 10,202
Posted By roee
Thumbs up Thanks, Allan!

Thanks again, Allan, for all your help toward sorting this out. Sounds like the cumulative effect of tolerances on a few different dimensions on the fairing just conspired against me here. But...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-11-2013, 12:12 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 10,202
Posted By roee
Thanks, Allan. I'm sure we'll figure it out. I...

Thanks, Allan. I'm sure we'll figure it out. I took a few photos and a bunch of measurements, and identified a possible suspect.

The chord line of the fairing measures 3.4" long. From Van's...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-10-2013, 05:20 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 10,202
Posted By roee
Question Doesn't fit my stock fairing (?)

Allan (and all),

I just installed the new style Nose Job on my gear leg. That all went well, except now I'm a bit baffled, as my stock fairing doesn't appear to fit over it. Not even close.

The...
Forum: RV-9/9A 05-09-2013, 02:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,233
Posted By roee
Lightbulb I did both wings together, in the garage, with...

I did both wings together, in the garage, with one wing sticking out into the driveway for just a few hours.

The only critical step that really ought to be done with both wings on simultaneously is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-08-2013, 05:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,332
Posted By roee
Trevor, Just to suggest an alternative, you can...

Trevor,

Just to suggest an alternative, you can get this punch kit from Harbor Freight:
http://www.harborfreight.com/hydraulic-punch-driver-kit-96718.html

Greenlee quality it ain't, but it does the...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 05-07-2013, 03:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 7,661
Posted By roee
Lightbulb I routed the blast tube (I used 5/8" SCAT...

I routed the blast tube (I used 5/8" SCAT ducting) under the engine mount tube, i.e. between the engine mount tube and the accessory case. And it makes contact with neither the engine accessory case...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-03-2013, 10:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,873
Posted By roee
Arrow Nose job please

Allan, please bring a "nose job" for me. I'll be there tomorrow (Saturday). Thanks!

-Roee
Forum: Primers 05-03-2013, 05:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,142
Posted By roee
If you use it very efficiently, a 2-gallon kit...

If you use it very efficiently, a 2-gallon kit could probably do the whole airplane. Or more conservatively, you can plan on needing two 2-gallon kits. But in any case, start with one and don't buy...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-30-2013, 04:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,873
Posted By roee
Also...

To do this right, for each LED circuit you need a pair of diodes, not just one, to "diode OR" the push-to-test circuit in with the other driving circuit. Otherwise, you have some undesired current...
Forum: Tools 04-26-2013, 11:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,319
Posted By roee
If this is for an 1/8" solid rivet (AN470AD4 or...

If this is for an 1/8" solid rivet (AN470AD4 or AN426AD4), then the final hole diameter needs to be #30 for a proper slip fit (an 1/8" rivet won't slip into an 1/8" hole).

How you end up with a #30...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-26-2013, 05:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,490
Posted By roee
Yep, it's not so much the tool, but how you use...

Yep, it's not so much the tool, but how you use it. A cheap level might have very poor absolute accuracy, but would still be very precise from one use to the next at a given orientation. Even with...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-26-2013, 05:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,815
Posted By roee
You wouldn't want that. It would be a single...

You wouldn't want that. It would be a single point of failure that could take out both alternators, so it defeats much of the reliability benefit of having two alternators.



If you're committed to...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-24-2013, 08:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,488
Posted By roee
You're welcome, Peter. No trouble at...

You're welcome, Peter. No trouble at all.

You're absolutely right. Differences in color balance between different cameras, and likewise between different computer monitors, make it difficult to...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-24-2013, 06:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,488
Posted By roee
Here ya go. Snapped a couple of photos. To...

Here ya go. Snapped a couple of photos.

To recap, the seats are Ultraleather Pewter. The cockpit paint is Krylon Fusion Satin Pewter. And the powder coated weldments (visible in the photos: gear...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-24-2013, 05:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,488
Posted By roee
I just got mine: Sportsman seats, armrests, and...

I just got mine: Sportsman seats, armrests, and stick boots, all done in Ultraleather Pewter. I'm really happy with that choice.

My cockpit is painted with Krylon Fusion (rattle cans), color "Satin...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-23-2013, 11:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 10,119
Posted By roee
Thumbs up Rigid R+

I have a pair of Rigid R+ lights that I picked up last year at Oshkosh. They appear to be well designed and well built. They project a well behaved beam pattern, and are unbelievably...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-20-2013, 07:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,267
Posted By roee
It's not hard.

It's not hard.
Forum: Safety 04-20-2013, 04:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,200
Posted By roee
Lightbulb Solution = Drilled bolt + castle nut + cotter pin

Luca,

It seems to me the best solution to protect against the scenario you describe is simply to make sure the nut can never back out inadvertently. And that's easy to do. Instead of the lock nut...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-19-2013, 02:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,230
Posted By roee
Connector part number

A suitable bulkhead connector is LEMO / REDEL part number PTG.M0.6NL.LC65N

Google that part number and you should find a number of electronics distributors that carry it. As I recall, I got mine...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-15-2013, 01:49 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,017
Posted By roee
A while back I did a little write-up on antenna...

A while back I did a little write-up on antenna placement. You can read it here:
http://www.kalinskyconsulting.com/rvproj/antennas.htm



RG-400 is superior to RG-58 in RF performance and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-10-2013, 02:16 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 11,537
Posted By roee
Lightbulb A broader lesson

Mark, thanks for sharing. I think this mishap does provide a valuable learning opportunity.

This particular mistake is pretty unique, and would probably never have been repeated by anyone. But I...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-09-2013, 12:51 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 11,288
Posted By roee
Search the forums

There is no consensus. It tends to break down into two camps.

One camp is those who follow Van's methods unquestioningly, which in this case means a cheap and quick and dirty way of penetrating the...
Forum: COMM 04-07-2013, 05:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,594
Posted By roee
From your description of the problem that...

From your description of the problem that prompted all this, it sounds to me like all you really need is a better 4-place intercom. The rest is scope creep.

With a single radio, you don't even...
Forum: COMM 04-07-2013, 01:18 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,594
Posted By roee
Cobus, Welcome to VAF! It is not a stupid...

Cobus,

Welcome to VAF!

It is not a stupid question.

The long answer is, it is theoretically possible for two comm radios to share an antenna in certain configurations, but in reality there are...
Forum: RV-9/9A 04-06-2013, 03:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,366
Posted By roee
I have the reverse mixture option and a straight...

I have the reverse mixture option and a straight mixture lever and I still have the same issue. The shaft and nut at the base of the mixture lever (which is there irrespective of lever shape or...
Forum: ADS-B 04-03-2013, 01:26 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 28,855
Posted By roee
P.S. I don't know what your technical background...

P.S. I don't know what your technical background is, but if you have the right skills and are so inclined, you could implement a UAT receiver using the same approach these guys took to implement the...
Forum: ADS-B 04-03-2013, 01:10 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 28,855
Posted By roee
Thumbs up Kevin, I'm not sure that's entirely true. It is...

Kevin, I'm not sure that's entirely true.

It is my understanding that the FAA's ADS-B ground based transceivers (GBT's) are supposed to re-broadcast traffic target information (TIS-B) between the...
Forum: Safety 03-31-2013, 03:44 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 11,972
Posted By roee
Yes. Duh!

Yes, I follow all the standard procedures for an uncontrolled airport, including making all the standard radio calls, even if I think there's no one else around. Not doing this could easily lead to...
Forum: RV-6/6A 03-27-2013, 10:34 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 9,218
Posted By roee
Good question. Easy, depending on who did the...

Good question. Easy, depending on who did the inspection. A good DAR who is familiar with RV's and did a thorough technical inspection would have caught this problem. If, on the other hand, the...
Forum: RV-6/6A 03-27-2013, 09:29 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 9,218
Posted By roee
... Exactly. This kind of omission in...

...


Exactly. This kind of omission in construction makes the entire airplane suspect. And if the builder was trying to brush off this issue with nonsensical talk about service bulletins (a red...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-27-2013, 04:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,394
Posted By roee
Like you said, adel clamps are the standard...

Like you said, adel clamps are the standard practice. Any reason why that wouldn't work in your situation?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-22-2013, 03:56 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 19,428
Posted By roee
I'm still curious as to why exactly the VP-X...

I'm still curious as to why exactly the VP-X ECB's tripped. Did the voltage fluctuations caused by the faulty alternator somehow cause actual over-current events on those load circuits, which the...
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-22-2013, 03:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,026
Posted By roee
David, A couple of quick thoughts: 1) Your...

David,

A couple of quick thoughts:

1) Your design only addresses adjustment of the mounting blocks for the torque tubes at the top. That's only half the problem. The other half is the length of...
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-20-2013, 02:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,380
Posted By roee
No, there isn't. The amount of work left to do...

No, there isn't. The amount of work left to do on the QB wings is miniscule, much less than building the emp. So I'd order the fuse as well if I were you. The QB fuse leaves quite a bit for you to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-20-2013, 01:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,241
Posted By roee
That's good feedback. The sides are...

That's good feedback. The sides are double-walled up about half way to the longerons. Any reason not to add some tie down points at the upper corners of the double wall?



Yep. That's partly the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-19-2013, 02:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,241
Posted By roee
I installed L-track bases in the corners of the...

I installed L-track bases in the corners of the floors, along with some backing to help spread the load, similar to what Derek did. Having said that, I don't consider them "hard points", and I...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-18-2013, 06:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,295
Posted By roee
My engine came that way from Aerosport, so I...

My engine came that way from Aerosport, so I presume it's ok.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-13-2013, 09:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,892
Posted By roee
About the engine mount, is it stainless? I...

About the engine mount, is it stainless? I assumed it was chromoly (at least on the -7). If chromoly, I would be concerned with corrosion setting in over time if the powder coating is removed.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-07-2013, 12:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,615
Posted By roee
FYI, Spruce does not charge hazmat shipping for...

FYI, Spruce does not charge hazmat shipping for Akzo. It shows up as hazmat on check-out, but no special shipping charges are added. At least that was the case as of the last time I purchased it...
Forum: California 03-06-2013, 11:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,074
Posted By roee
You're welcome. Nice meeting you, Ruslan, and...

You're welcome. Nice meeting you, Ruslan, and good luck with the canopy!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-04-2013, 11:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,671
Posted By roee
Bret, My QB fuselage came from the factory with...

Bret,

My QB fuselage came from the factory with a crack at that location on both sides. The cracks were only about 1/16" long, so my solution was to just enlarge the existing relief hole with a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-04-2013, 05:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,839
Posted By roee
To elaborate a bit on what Dean said: By using...

To elaborate a bit on what Dean said:

By using the shield to carry the return current, you're essentially using the shielded wire as a coaxial cable. And yes, as Dean describes, that helps reduce...
Forum: California 03-04-2013, 03:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,074
Posted By roee
Ruslan, (is that your name?) Like Greg said,...

Ruslan, (is that your name?)

Like Greg said, there is enough extra meat on the canopy as you receive it that you can safely cut off a corner to practice on.

But if you'd still like to get some...
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-28-2013, 12:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,113
Posted By roee
Like We're going to take advice from a guy that...

Like We're going to take advice from a guy that has more RV time than anybody else on the planet, ya right.


Randy
8A[/QUOTE]

No disrespect intended, but lots of time in type does not make one a...
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-28-2013, 01:57 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,113
Posted By roee
Cool. Thanks for sharing, Mick. Now there's...

Cool. Thanks for sharing, Mick. Now there's some good info!
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