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Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 05-07-2022, 09:09 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 310
Posted By Tdeman
NEW: Lightspeed Plasma II+ (4cyl)

Pulled it off my O-320 from Aerosport that has been in the crate for about 12 years. Includes coil packs, direct crank sensor, RG-400 cables etc. The only time on it was the -1hr it ran at Aerosport....
Forum: RV-10 01-29-2021, 08:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,395
Posted By Tdeman
They got'em

Bill,

Van's already manufactures something similar for the RV-12iS. Part number F-12102 comes as a strip of multiple brackets needing to be seperated. Each bracket has a double pass through (though...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-22-2020, 02:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,106
Posted By Tdeman
A good option for the price.

I recently picked up a Tekton from amazon and have been very impressed with the quality for the price.
10-150in*lb, a nice fine 72 tooth ratcheting head, a very crisp break/click (even at the lowest...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-31-2020, 10:22 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,721
Posted By Tdeman
Free vs Commercial Use

I have used a few CAD/CAM softwares, but prefer Solidworks for modeling and design work. I'm not real fond of the way Fusion handles assemblies, but have heard that their current system will be...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-27-2020, 03:59 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,178
Posted By Tdeman
As already mentioned...

Post 9 references something very similar to this, but the link didn't work for me.

In my opinion, one of these diesel "parking heaters" is great option. Entire systems cost about $200, puts out...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-08-2020, 06:21 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,634
Posted By Tdeman
Bill, was that with the O-290 up front or was...

Bill, was that with the O-290 up front or was that after the O-360 swap?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-07-2020, 10:01 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,634
Posted By Tdeman
Here's a Few

I've been trying to save weight wherever possible on my RV-6 build and will share a few of the things I did. Now, I have a running bet with a few guys on what my empty weight will be, so you'll...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-02-2020, 01:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,731
Posted By Tdeman
That is because the front spar of the vert stab...

That is because the front spar of the vert stab attaches with only a single bolt/nut on the 10, unlike the others which use a grid of 4 bolts. So the flexible structure (the entire vert stab)...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-11-2019, 07:15 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,162
Posted By Tdeman
Fueling as N1...

And when Continental was severely back-ordered replacing thousands of cylinders, at least one person I know managed to get Chevron to instead help them buy a new airplane (which was used, but never...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-15-2019, 06:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,638
Posted By Tdeman
Awesome!

Congrats! It's always encouraging to see another 6 builder curtailing a second-hand project. Hoping to follow your shoes in the next year on my '92 vintage kit.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-12-2019, 08:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,782
Posted By Tdeman
2 more cents

Moved a couple projects this year using about the same method with good results. Weather dependent, I actually prefer the open trailer for easier access to things, generally more tie down points, and...
Forum: Safety 10-23-2019, 09:56 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 15,897
Posted By Tdeman
The track record of RV flip-over crashes, where...

The track record of RV flip-over crashes, where the pilot flew and controlled the airplane all the way into the flip, has been pretty survivable.

The track record of task-saturated pilots in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-22-2019, 07:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 8,553
Posted By Tdeman
Colin, I've followed your build for the last year...

Colin, I've followed your build for the last year and a half (since acquiring my own 6 Project), often referencing your build log and good photos when I reach a point I'm unsure of. It is very...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-11-2019, 11:46 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,008
Posted By Tdeman
A couple things...

The cloth you see wrapped around the bottom of the axle is likely (burnt and blackened) fiberglass. Many early RV builders built the "gear leg stiffeners" from wood and fiberglass to try to alleviate...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-03-2019, 08:51 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,334
Posted By Tdeman
Appropriate piloting technique for the aircraft...

Appropriate piloting technique for the aircraft being flown makes that entire list obsolete.




"Giving up" takes many forms. I'm not sure I'd agree that "Devoting substantial engineering,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-31-2019, 05:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 998
Posted By Tdeman
I'll Bite

I believe it is actually the O-235 mount for the RV-9 that is an additional 2" in length. That being said, this mount has been used by some for O-320 installations on RV-7's in conjunction with a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-27-2019, 10:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,341
Posted By Tdeman
Shaka Brah

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48141406337_6c9335f7d5_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2gm6hTc)

Aric caught me leaving work early for the beach a couple weeks ago :cool:

I'll either need to build a...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 06-24-2019, 06:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,702
Posted By Tdeman
Screwless Spinner?

Is it the flange on the bulkhead or the web of the bulkhead that's interfering with the cowl?

If it is in fact the flange, and you only need to remove about 3/16" for it to work, you could convert...
Forum: My RV Build Project 05-19-2019, 10:56 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 37,397
Posted By Tdeman
Thanks! One thing to note, is this is actually...

Thanks!

One thing to note, is this is actually an RV-6. (Never figured out a good way to change the thread title after the project changed directions.) There are probably more examples of this...
Forum: My RV Build Project 05-18-2019, 03:07 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 37,397
Posted By Tdeman
Keeping it moving

Built a new set of lightweight elevators, and decided to try the original ?small? rudder. Down the road I may throw my counterbalanced RV-8 Rudder/VS on there, but we?ll see how this one does for...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-09-2019, 12:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,498
Posted By Tdeman
Easy and Accurate

Here's how you can do it without any of the guess and check work. See the last pic of this post.

Mark it as shown then use a sanding drum on a die grinder to cut back just past the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-09-2019, 11:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,519
Posted By Tdeman
Keep at it!

Bottom left of DWG 42, View C-C, shows a dimension for fore/aft positioning of the roll bar. (EDIT: Doh! Wirejock beat me to it)

I had about 3 ratchet straps cranked WAY down on mine, then stood it...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-15-2019, 10:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 943
Posted By Tdeman
AC43.13 Says....

8-31:

c. Alignment. Locate bends accurately so that the tubing is aligned with all support clamps and end fittings and is not drawn, pulled, or otherwise forced into place by them. Never install a...
Forum: My RV Build Project 02-03-2019, 11:30 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 37,397
Posted By Tdeman
Keeping it going

I got a deal on a second hand engine mount, gear legs, and wheels that came off of a colleagues RV-6. As a bonus, it had wheel and leg fairings already installed. I decided to see how the mount lined...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-01-2019, 12:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,752
Posted By Tdeman
AP Engaged on accident?

Ed,
Any possibility you or your passenger had bumped the autopilot engage? If that was the case, then as your co-pilot continued to pull back pressure in the turn, the autopilot may have mistaken it...
Forum: My RV Build Project 12-15-2018, 10:54 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 37,397
Posted By Tdeman
Cold Progress

It?s been cold out in the hangar, but I?ve tried to keep the progress moving. I built a visqueen box to try and keep some heat in, and some moisture out, hence the change of backdrop! One benefit is...
Forum: My RV Build Project 10-09-2018, 09:32 PM
Replies: 725
Views: 342,256
Posted By Tdeman
Keep it up

Jereme,
Seeing your strong progress is a constant motivator for getting me out to the hangar, and for that I thank you. As others have mentioned, your work looks great and your progress is impressive.
Forum: My RV Build Project 09-16-2018, 02:37 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 37,397
Posted By Tdeman
Thanks! A lot of it just comes down to work...

Thanks! A lot of it just comes down to work holding and throwing on more clamps than you think you need.



Thanks Jereme, seeing your surge of progress was more than motivational to get out there...
Forum: My RV Build Project 09-16-2018, 02:29 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 37,397
Posted By Tdeman
Back to Building

It's getting too cold to surf, friends are heading back to university, and the mountain bike trails are still beat out from the summer of riding. That means it's time to get back on the build after...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-13-2018, 07:21 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,399
Posted By Tdeman
Another Data Point

Benefits of the GMU 11 include:

-Price

-Weight

-It uses ships power instead of 5V from the GSU.

-Using the CAN BUS (and freeing up Serial Ports, which is less of an issue now that more and more...
Forum: My RV Build Project 07-24-2018, 11:54 AM
Replies: 725
Views: 342,256
Posted By Tdeman
Come on over to Oregon and twist some cobalt in...

Come on over to Oregon and twist some cobalt in the RV-6 if you have an "itch to drill"! ;)

Progress looks good, and nice job on the conical bends. I'm still trying to decide the best way to hide my...
Forum: My RV Build Project 06-27-2018, 10:19 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 37,397
Posted By Tdeman
Drilling, drilling, drilling

RV-6 Update:

I?ve been taking advantage of the (rare) Oregon sunshine the past several weeks surfing and biking, but managing to get some RV-6 construction done in the evenings after work.

Did a...
Forum: My RV Build Project 04-15-2018, 10:10 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 37,397
Posted By Tdeman
Top Skin and Canopy Decks

In order to finalize the position of the ribs and sub panel, I made a bunch of small angles that spanned the notches/had the cutouts required for the sub panel and stiffener....
Forum: My RV Build Project 03-25-2018, 01:37 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 37,397
Posted By Tdeman
First day of work

While there are some things I’ll need to go back and correct (possibly the firewall recess for example), I had just recently put together the sub panel structure on my dad’s RV-9, and decided to...
Forum: My RV Build Project 03-25-2018, 01:08 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 37,397
Posted By Tdeman
Change of pace (and project)

While browsing the VAF classifieds in January (for one last time before pulling the trigger on a factory QB 7 Fuse), an RV-6 project popped up at a near-quick build stage. A few phone conversations...
Forum: RV-14 03-07-2018, 09:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,563
Posted By Tdeman
The photo shows a GDU 370 on the far side,...

The photo shows a GDU 370 on the far side, although he said he was planning on adding a GDU 470 (which, as I understand, is compatible with the GDU 460)
Forum: RV-14 01-04-2018, 09:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 9,285
Posted By Tdeman
About how I expected

Tried mocking up a bike in place on a QB-9 fuse today. Your solution is very similar to what we thought would work, (but without our finish kit, it was hard to tell if it would really work out.) Nice...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-15-2017, 01:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,315
Posted By Tdeman
Fill it

Without knowing the exact circumstance (regarding where the hole is etc), the one question that can be addressed is:

"So, will driving a rivet do anything to restore part of the lost strength in...
Forum: My RV Build Project 10-18-2017, 02:42 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 37,397
Posted By Tdeman
Thanks Scott! One of my early rivets cracked on...

Thanks Scott!
One of my early rivets cracked on a 45* shear plane literally minutes after analyzing a similar compressive failure in class... I considered that build session "further research of...
Forum: My RV Build Project 10-18-2017, 02:18 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 37,397
Posted By Tdeman
Only work done in the house is the photowork!...

Only work done in the house is the photowork! Everything else is either done in the hangar or the garage. (Except for leading edge rolling. I chose to wrestle those on the carpet where any sliding...
Forum: My RV Build Project 10-16-2017, 09:29 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 37,397
Posted By Tdeman
I've been scuffing lightly with scotchbrite, then...

I've been scuffing lightly with scotchbrite, then using a damp rag, followed by a rubbing alcohol-soaked rag to remove debris/grease. The alcohol doesn't seem to cut the red lettering as hard as...
Forum: My RV Build Project 10-16-2017, 01:28 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 37,397
Posted By Tdeman
I wonder if anybody would notice a few missing...

I wonder if anybody would notice a few missing FANUC robotic arms from the lab on campus... I could have them run the day shift!
Forum: My RV Build Project 10-16-2017, 10:14 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 37,397
Posted By Tdeman
Thanks for the positive feedback guys! Good...

Thanks for the positive feedback guys!



Good catch! The rudder being built is the RV-8 rudder (the one originally used on the RV-7). I'm planning on a bit of a hot-rod build, hence my choosing this...
Forum: My RV Build Project 10-16-2017, 01:57 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 37,397
Posted By Tdeman
RV-6 (previously 7) "After-Midnight Aircraft Factory"

Hey guys, first time (aircraft) builder who finally has enough progress to show something off! Initial progress was slow due to buying/making tools as needed, however it has sped up recently. Most...
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