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Forum: RV-10 07-27-2014, 06:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,872
Posted By sstellarv10
Wings were not difficult just a lot of repetitive...

Wings were not difficult just a lot of repetitive work; Ribs,countersinking and deburr, repeat:D. The tanks were not as difficult as some of the threads discuss just a little messy. I'm not in my...
Forum: RV-10 03-21-2014, 05:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,089
Posted By sstellarv10
I also had to bend the flanges in slightly to...

I also had to bend the flanges in slightly to make it flush all the way around.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-13-2014, 06:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,921
Posted By sstellarv10
I bought 2 quarts of the vans stuff and used one...

I bought 2 quarts of the vans stuff and used one per tank, I saw no reason to skimp and risk a leak. I not flying yet but they passed the air test the first time. The real test will be when they are...
Forum: RV-10 09-18-2013, 04:19 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,960
Posted By sstellarv10
I have the TS Flightlines braided lines for...

I have the TS Flightlines braided lines for brakes and fuel lines along with all the Andair stuff listed above, I wouldn't do it any different very high quality .
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-05-2013, 07:38 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,542
Posted By sstellarv10
I'm using a 17000 btu electric heater in my two...

I'm using a 17000 btu electric heater in my two car garage and it will maintain low 60s in the dead of winter. It may not be the most efficient or cost effective way to do it but it was quick and...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-28-2013, 04:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,824
Posted By sstellarv10
I like the tubing idea Mark.:)

I like the tubing idea Mark.:)
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-27-2013, 11:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,824
Posted By sstellarv10
Tip: Permanently installing AOA drain pin

For those of you that have installed an AFS AOA system in your plane you have probably noticed how difficult it is to locate the AOA drain with the pin provided with the kit after everything is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-11-2013, 04:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,282
Posted By sstellarv10
How about the 10?

Allan, is there any plan to design one for the 10?
Forum: RV-10 03-05-2013, 05:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,318
Posted By sstellarv10
I squeezed mine and it did the trick.

I squeezed mine and it did the trick.
Forum: RV-10 03-05-2013, 04:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,318
Posted By sstellarv10
I believe this issue was discussed at some point...

I believe this issue was discussed at some point in the past and the fix was to squeeze the rivet a little harder to flatten it more.
Forum: RV-10 01-13-2013, 05:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,057
Posted By sstellarv10
I second that.:D

I second that.:D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-25-2012, 11:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,970
Posted By sstellarv10
Been there, done that

Did it to the baggage floor, forgot the stiffeners:eek: I got a lot of rivet removal practice:D
Forum: RV-10 11-25-2012, 06:16 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,616
Posted By sstellarv10
Great job Bob! You have really made a lot of...

Great job Bob! You have really made a lot of progress since I saw it last April. hope your surgery goes well and we see you airborne early next year.:D
Forum: RV-10 11-10-2012, 12:26 PM
Replies: 829
Views: 781,770
Posted By sstellarv10
Its time to train some help

Its a great day when your son is old enough to understand bucking rivets and still small enough to fit in the tight spots.:Dhttp://i47.tinypic.com/2rzanbs.jpg
Forum: RV-10 10-26-2012, 03:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,114
Posted By sstellarv10
I haven't riveted my lower skin on yet but I have...

I haven't riveted my lower skin on yet but I have set up the actuation on the ailerons and I will tweek it after the skin is on if needed. I just thought working in the wing without the skin on would...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-13-2012, 10:31 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,369
Posted By sstellarv10
I read the very same thing back a few years ago...

I read the very same thing back a few years ago when I started but deburred everything anyway. I never got an explanation on why it said that.:confused:
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-03-2012, 02:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,716
Posted By sstellarv10
I found that the parts that were too large to...

I found that the parts that were too large to soak, like the skins came out blotchy. It was just caused by the inconsistant layer of alodine that you could keep on the surface at any given time, no...
Forum: RV-10 09-03-2012, 02:09 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,489
Posted By sstellarv10
I'm at 5 1/2 years so far and I'm probably 1/2...

I'm at 5 1/2 years so far and I'm probably 1/2 done. I'm on the very slow build plan.:D
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-20-2012, 04:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,791
Posted By sstellarv10
Been there, done that:D

Been there, done that:D
Forum: RV-10 08-17-2012, 05:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,964
Posted By sstellarv10
I countersunk with no issues but I made a slight...

I countersunk with no issues but I made a slight mistake which in hindsight solved any kind of alignment problem. I dimpled one hole on each side( like I said by mistake:D) and it accually helped me...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-10-2012, 10:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,670
Posted By sstellarv10
Ordering something to finish a step and figure...

Ordering something to finish a step and figure out 2 days later you needed something else:mad: so 3 dollars in parts ended up costing you 40!
Forum: RV-10 07-24-2012, 03:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,409
Posted By sstellarv10
I just checked mine and I "did" have the same...

I just checked mine and I "did" have the same problem as you, I didn't notice it until now:mad: and now the flange is bent to the shape of the mount :mad: I'd be interested what vans says but I am...
Forum: RV-10 07-24-2012, 03:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,409
Posted By sstellarv10
I just did mine this weekend and I didn't notice...

I just did mine this weekend and I didn't notice that problem, I'll check when I get home in an hour.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-22-2012, 04:36 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,031
Posted By sstellarv10
There's no RV webcam:mad:

There's no RV webcam:mad:
Forum: RV-10 07-21-2012, 02:40 PM
Replies: 829
Views: 781,770
Posted By sstellarv10
She can stand on her own!

After only 5 1/2 years my baby took her first steps(under human power:D) and now stands on her own! She a little wobbley(a bit tail heavy:D) and starting to out grow her...
Forum: RV-10 07-19-2012, 07:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,481
Posted By sstellarv10
After I posted I realized you could put the boot...

After I posted I realized you could put the boot on the tunnel side:o but I still think it would have to be smaller.
Forum: RV-10 07-19-2012, 07:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,481
Posted By sstellarv10
I would think it would get bunched up under the...

I would think it would get bunched up under the battery box, it's pretty tight under there between the two ribs. Maybe a smaller version would work.
Forum: RV-10 07-15-2012, 06:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,929
Posted By sstellarv10
They look great Bob, I was at Geoff's shop when...

They look great Bob, I was at Geoff's shop when he started working on your seats, I was amazed at how much detail and work he puts into them. Hopefully it won't be too much longer before they are...
Forum: Primers 06-30-2012, 08:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,684
Posted By sstellarv10
ah good point :D I have a Badger with the glass...

ah good point :D I have a Badger with the glass jar.
Forum: Primers 06-30-2012, 06:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,684
Posted By sstellarv10
If you still have some Akzo availible you can put...

If you still have some Akzo availible you can put it in a small airbrush for touch up, it worked well for me.
Forum: RV-10 06-29-2012, 12:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,664
Posted By sstellarv10
I also deleted the fairing brackets also.

I also deleted the fairing brackets also.
Forum: RV-10 06-29-2012, 11:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,664
Posted By sstellarv10
I just got mine in and I deleted the struts,front...

I just got mine in and I deleted the struts,front wheel,axle,all tires and tubes,intersection fairings. I think they ended up taking off about $500.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-26-2012, 08:41 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,917
Posted By sstellarv10
A cheap way to deal with it is to wet a small...

A cheap way to deal with it is to wet a small towel and put it over your head and under your hat, it works well when working on your roof.:D
Forum: Autopilots 06-26-2012, 08:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,255
Posted By sstellarv10
I got a headache just reading the solution. :D

I got a headache just reading the solution. :D
Forum: RV-10 06-14-2012, 06:04 PM
Replies: 829
Views: 781,770
Posted By sstellarv10
I've been pretty much just doing odds and ends...

I've been pretty much just doing odds and ends waiting for the finish kit to get here(pretty boring when you don't see much progress). I decided to put the tail feathers on just so I could see some...
Forum: RV-10 06-14-2012, 04:11 PM
Replies: 829
Views: 781,770
Posted By sstellarv10
Parking is starting to get a little tight.

Finishing kit is due in next week and its starting to get a little congested in my current parking spot:Dhttp://i50.tinypic.com/260acef.jpg
Forum: RV-10 06-05-2012, 04:16 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 8,266
Posted By sstellarv10
Geoff Combs now has a piece of carbon fiber clear...

Geoff Combs now has a piece of carbon fiber clear coated and it wraps around the edge by a couple inches, it looks sharp. I dont know if he has any pictures on his website I think its fairly new.
Forum: Primers 04-21-2012, 12:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,647
Posted By sstellarv10
When I scuff my parts I make sure I don't...

When I scuff my parts I make sure I don't completely scuff the sharpie marks off so after I alumiprep the parts and the marker disappears you can see the marking because the area where the marker was...
Forum: RV-10 04-10-2012, 04:56 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 9,553
Posted By sstellarv10
I used Xpanel then after I got a design I wanted...

I used Xpanel then after I got a design I wanted I brought the file to Staples and they printed me a full size version that I put in my plane to see if I was happy with the...
Forum: RV-10 04-01-2012, 01:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,267
Posted By sstellarv10
Thanks Mark, that's what I thought.

Thanks Mark, that's what I thought.
Forum: RV-10 04-01-2012, 11:06 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,267
Posted By sstellarv10
Andair fuel pump

For those of you using the Andair fuel pump, which model did you use for the 540, the PX375-TC or the PX500 -TC.
Forum: RV-10 03-27-2012, 04:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,583
Posted By sstellarv10
Thanks Phil, using a washer is what I was going...

Thanks Phil, using a washer is what I was going to try tonight because it didnt make any sense that they where as tight as the were.
Forum: RV-10 03-26-2012, 12:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,583
Posted By sstellarv10
thanks Mike, I was pushing with my hands. I...

thanks Mike, I was pushing with my hands. I figured that would give me a false reading , I just wanted to make sure.
Forum: RV-10 03-26-2012, 11:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,583
Posted By sstellarv10
Rudder pedal question

I just did an initial install on my rudder pedals and I found that they seem to be pretty tight when you rotate them, especially when the center split block is in place. Is this normal and it will...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-22-2012, 05:32 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 15,237
Posted By sstellarv10
Very Impressed

I just watched the video for the VP400 and for someone that was going to get the VP 200 anyway the extra 1500 doesn't bother me at all . I think they made enough additions to the 200 that it makes...
Forum: RV-1 02-20-2012, 02:20 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 46,572
Posted By sstellarv10
Congrats to all involved!

Congrats to all involved!
Forum: Tools 02-18-2012, 05:32 PM
Replies: 359
Views: 76,366
Posted By sstellarv10
Wow Allan, you couldn't have asked for any better...

Wow Allan, you couldn't have asked for any better advertising than this thread has created. :D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-17-2012, 11:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,427
Posted By sstellarv10
I usually finish a section or until I get to a...

I usually finish a section or until I get to a point where I start needing some of the parts to move on. I like to have as much as possible to prime because its kind of a pain for me to set up for...
Forum: Tools 02-14-2012, 04:10 PM
Replies: 359
Views: 76,366
Posted By sstellarv10
Now what was for sale?:eek:

Now what was for sale?:eek:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-14-2012, 04:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,261
Posted By sstellarv10
Same situation

I'm hoping to return to flying this year. Building and family have put it on hold since 2003(not in that order:D). I've really really been itching to get back in the left seat lately.:D
Forum: Tools 02-12-2012, 02:49 PM
Replies: 359
Views: 76,366
Posted By sstellarv10
Well there's 3 things I need to buy from you.:D

Well there's 3 things I need to buy from you.:D
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-15-2012, 02:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 7,676
Posted By sstellarv10
So Lycoming has a virtual monopoly on the...

So Lycoming has a virtual monopoly on the IO-540... watch the prices go up dramatically (again)![/QUOTE]

I believe they have, the Vans price this year for the experimental 540 is 45,800 and I think...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-15-2012, 07:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 7,676
Posted By sstellarv10
Aerosport Power 540

I was just on Aerosport Powers website this morning and noticed the 540 wasn't listed anymore, did they stop producing this? :confused:
Forum: RV-10 01-03-2012, 03:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,170
Posted By sstellarv10
Thanks Pierre, just what I was looking for.:)

Thanks Pierre, just what I was looking for.:)
Forum: RV-10 01-03-2012, 02:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,170
Posted By sstellarv10
Height to the top of Canopy

Does anyone have the height to the top of the canopy when the gear are on, I'm trying to determine if it will still fit in my garage and get out the door.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-03-2012, 05:07 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 7,423
Posted By sstellarv10
You know you are getting old when you pull a...

You know you are getting old when you pull a muscle routing conduit.:mad:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-31-2011, 12:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,457
Posted By sstellarv10
Stupid move of the day

If you would like the stiffeners in the baggage area to work properly they have to be in place before you set the rivets:eek: I guess I'll get some rivet removal practice...
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-28-2011, 12:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,477
Posted By sstellarv10
Thanks Marc, looking forward to seeing it.

Thanks Marc, looking forward to seeing it.
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-27-2011, 01:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,477
Posted By sstellarv10
VP 400

Has anyone heard anything on the VP 400 due out beginning of the year to replace the VP 200, ie. differences,pricing ect.
Forum: RV-10 12-24-2011, 06:19 AM
Replies: 829
Views: 781,770
Posted By sstellarv10
Lightbulb Thats a great picture Phil but I think you might...

Thats a great picture Phil but I think you might need to add some rudder extensions.:D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-23-2011, 12:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,368
Posted By sstellarv10
I've found that all the bolts that are screwed...

I've found that all the bolts that are screwed into nutplates tend to torque out before seated, I don't bother using the torque wrench with nutplates anymore, I just go by feel. I believe there was...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-01-2011, 12:15 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 15,822
Posted By sstellarv10
The Conga line approach didn't look like too much...

The Conga line approach didn't look like too much fun :D
Forum: RV-10 11-07-2011, 02:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,111
Posted By sstellarv10
Thank again Bob, I wasn't aware his throttle...

Thank again Bob, I wasn't aware his throttle quadrant was available yet.
Forum: RV-10 11-07-2011, 11:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,111
Posted By sstellarv10
Thanks Bob, I figured that would be the answer....

Thanks Bob, I figured that would be the answer. I'm leaning towards the Aerosport Symetrical panel anyway, I just started to plug and play with it and things fit in easier and it looks not so...
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