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Forum: Tools 06-29-2019, 08:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,095
Posted By briand
What are these called?

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190629/a4e01ecfef5020b6bf261682d1ccdbc2.jpg
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-12-2013, 12:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,758
Posted By briand
Why did you have a riveting partner on the elevs....

Why did you have a riveting partner on the elevs. (or any of the emp. for that matter)? You should easily be able to do all that riveting by yourself. I don't see any reason to get two more...
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-13-2012, 04:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,176
Posted By briand
I'm guessing you're talking about on the bottom...

I'm guessing you're talking about on the bottom skins? If so, flush on the bottom (or outside the airplane)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-07-2012, 12:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,233
Posted By briand
I left the treads alone and used some extra long...

I left the treads alone and used some extra long bolts. Maybe I just got lucky but the wings went on (twice) really easy. No banging on the bolts just pushed em in with my fingers. I used a size...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-01-2012, 02:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,598
Posted By briand
I saw your post and had to go take a look to see...

I saw your post and had to go take a look to see what I did; I set those with a bucking bar and I don't recall needing to call for help.

I used the bucking bar called "stringer", the end facing away...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-01-2012, 12:57 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,364
Posted By briand
How much $$$?

How much $$$?
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-21-2012, 09:11 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,276
Posted By briand
The skin gets dimpled, the brace gets c-sunk and...

The skin gets dimpled, the brace gets c-sunk and the hinge half gets neither.


Think about it, why would you want to have to make the .040 brace dimples fit in a c-sunk hinge when if you c-sink...
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-07-2012, 04:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,942
Posted By briand
Got it. Thanks. I vaguely remember there being...

Got it. Thanks.

I vaguely remember there being locking or non-locking caps avail. when I bought my deluxe but it was a while ago. I have the non-locking, which are nice compared to the Van's...
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-07-2012, 01:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,942
Posted By briand
Do the andair flanges go inside the old flange or...

Do the andair flanges go inside the old flange or do the new andair caps use the original riveted in flange to hold them tight? I ask because I think the original fuel caps that vans supplies use a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-06-2012, 11:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,154
Posted By briand
You can work on a purchased completed RV all you...

You can work on a purchased completed RV all you want, you just can't do the annual without the repairman's cert..
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-27-2012, 07:03 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 16,763
Posted By briand
Does everyone have to pay WA sales tax? 9.5%?:eek:

Does everyone have to pay WA sales tax? 9.5%?:eek:
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-25-2012, 01:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,435
Posted By briand
I would trim it before installing the reinforcing...

I would trim it before installing the reinforcing bars (609PP). I think the 609PP is 1/8" or 3/16 thick so just trim the flange and stop short of the 609PP. Then deburr your trimming and prime. Make...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-20-2012, 01:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,956
Posted By briand
Anyone Ever Buy From Here?

http://www.onlinelenovo.com/garmin-gtx327-digital-transponder-p-2652.html

http://www.onlinelenovo.com/ps-engineering-pma8000bt-audio-selector-panel-wbuiltin-bluetooth-interface-p-2651.html

The...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-13-2012, 10:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,009
Posted By briand
You can make the tool above out of pvc pipe too...

You can make the tool above out of pvc pipe too (thick wall). That's what I did, I had to remake the tool a couple times because it wasn't strong enough but it was free and it did work.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-23-2012, 09:36 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 29,104
Posted By briand
I think it's 1 and a 1/2 threads min. protrusion....

I think it's 1 and a 1/2 threads min. protrusion. Been a while so I'm not 100% sure.
Forum: Autopilots 12-15-2011, 11:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,350
Posted By briand
Digiflight II versus AFS Autopilot

What's the advantage of the TT "branded" AP? Why is it $1700 more? Why would TT make and sell their AP to a competitor at a price that allows them (advanced) to under-cut the manufacturer (TT)?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-28-2011, 11:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,461
Posted By briand
Cost her...... Or you? :D

Cost her...... Or you? :D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-21-2011, 10:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,432
Posted By briand
I've used it for all the req'd locals. Just...

I've used it for all the req'd locals. Just couldn't imagine building a whole airplane that way. I've also found that the dimples aren't quite as "crisp" as they are with the pneumatic or a c-frame.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-21-2011, 08:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,432
Posted By briand
A "complete wing skin"? Man you are old...

A "complete wing skin"? Man you are old school...Or just SUPER cheap. ;) Sounds like some kind of torture technique at Gitmo to me.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-07-2011, 08:55 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 8,297
Posted By briand
$310? I got mine for...

$310? I got mine for $170/pr

http://www.4wheelerssupply.com/catalog/product_info.php/products_id/87
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-23-2010, 04:05 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 14,772
Posted By briand
Any more testing done on this?

Any more testing done on this?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-18-2010, 08:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 7,938
Posted By briand
I think there are actually 3 types of power...

I think there are actually 3 types of power distribution runs. The 120/240/480 that would run to your home or biz., the standard high voltage that runs down most street on ~50' high poles and the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-25-2010, 07:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,414
Posted By briand
I would recommend it. You only need a little bit,...

I would recommend it. You only need a little bit, be careful not to stretch the skin.
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-28-2009, 06:18 PM
Replies: 860
Views: 1,119,754
Posted By briand
Great picture!!!! And the plane ain't too bad...

Great picture!!!! And the plane ain't too bad either :~):D
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-30-2009, 05:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,413
Posted By briand
Ha! This is funny; I saw this post so I went and...

Ha! This is funny; I saw this post so I went and looked at my H-S and saw that I never even finished that part of it (I built it almost 4 years ago), I guess I didn't really know what to do back then...
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-30-2009, 05:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,721
Posted By briand
Mine was real far off too, bending it was not a...

Mine was real far off too, bending it was not a problem, I was just afraid of breaking a weld. I set the front "bow" on the floor, stood on it, braced the aft bow with my elbows and cranked away. Fun...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 09-27-2009, 07:40 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 10,905
Posted By briand
I know, I know, I will probably go with the...

I know, I know, I will probably go with the FI.:confused: Don't forget about NO carb ice.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-27-2009, 12:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,627
Posted By briand
I wouldn't do the dbl. tinning either. Tin the...

I wouldn't do the dbl. tinning either. Tin the wire fast (with flux) to prevent solder from wicking into the insulated portion of the wire. If you birdcage the wire at any time clip it and start...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 09-27-2009, 12:14 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 10,905
Posted By briand
The Andair kit is ~ $820 direct. The weldon pump...

The Andair kit is ~ $820 direct.
The weldon pump is $633
The Vans setup is $635

I'm thinking the Vans setup is the way to go but not if I have to have return lines to my tanks. The Andair doesn't...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 09-26-2009, 05:39 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 10,905
Posted By briand
I'm confused, in some postings I read that you...

I'm confused, in some postings I read that you don't need a return line back to both tanks and in others (the one above) I read that you do????
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 09-26-2009, 04:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,958
Posted By briand
I'm leaning towards the Andair too but ACS...

I'm leaning towards the Andair too but ACS doesn't sell the -F model or the Andair recommended filter to go with it.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-26-2009, 12:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,344
Posted By briand
Your idea should work fine, just use all-metal...

Your idea should work fine, just use all-metal lock nuts. Like the MS21042-L4

http://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/hapages/MS21042.php
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-26-2009, 12:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,344
Posted By briand
No on the zener. Just use a standard 3 Amp 50...

No on the zener. Just use a standard 3 Amp 50 (1N5400) or 100 (1N5401) Volt (whichever you can find cheaper). You can pay Vans $8 for a fancy sleeved one or you can just buy a plain one for $0.12.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-26-2009, 12:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,778
Posted By briand
They give a radius for the T/E's (1/8" I think)....

They give a radius for the T/E's (1/8" I think). The skin should just touch the spar without having to flex the skin. The rtv is mostly to help prevent the aft most rivets holding the stiffs. from...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-24-2009, 06:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 809
Posted By briand
ACS model A-600 reservoir

Did you guys replace the red plastic cap or keep it?


http://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/lgpages/a600reservoir.php
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-17-2009, 11:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,399
Posted By briand
Check out the article in AOPA about Park...

Check out the article in AOPA about Park Township. I think it's in the latest issue.

BTW, I didn't think there was anything unacceptably "political" in this thread that goes beyond the scope of the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-14-2009, 10:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,899
Posted By briand
It's right there on your dwg. It shows an...

It's right there on your dwg. It shows an AN470ad4 rivet going there. It's marked with a little star. The thing that's throwing you off is that it's not proportioned to the lightening holes.

Never...
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-14-2009, 10:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,886
Posted By briand
What's the thickness of the hold down (or hold...

What's the thickness of the hold down (or hold sideways)? Thanks.

BTW, I thought about modifying Van's supplied mount for the last 2.5 years but now I am basically down to needing to make a...
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-14-2009, 10:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,746
Posted By briand
I didn't answer your poll since I have not flown...

I didn't answer your poll since I have not flown my 8 yet but.........

Most A/C have at least a trim tab on one ail., so if you don't mind dinking with that, are alright with its limited...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-12-2009, 07:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,746
Posted By briand
How many wires?

How many wires?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-06-2009, 12:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,881
Posted By briand
Just for fun; take a look at you wing spars,...

Just for fun; take a look at you wing spars, specifically the 7/16 holes for the close tolerance bolts, they are something under 1.5 times dia. in edge distance.:eek:

I agree that if one rivet in a...
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-05-2009, 03:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,091
Posted By briand
http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.p...

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=10064&highlight=rear+rudder+pedal

http://www.rv8.ch/article.php?story=20040331171141858
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-02-2009, 10:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,471
Posted By briand
Ahh, I was thining of this...

Ahh, I was thining of this one:

http://members.cox.net/rv8fastback/
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-01-2009, 12:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,471
Posted By briand
Why would going fastback require structural...

Why would going fastback require structural changes to the rails and instrument panel around the forward skin?
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-31-2009, 03:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,471
Posted By briand
Why? It's a lot of rivets to drill and some...

Why?


It's a lot of rivets to drill and some damage to the longerons will be done. You can do it but.....Why?

To answer your ?, nothing buried. The top skins are pretty much the end game in their...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-30-2009, 12:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 8,452
Posted By briand
http://www.aeroelectric.com/articles/cable_lace/ca...

http://www.aeroelectric.com/articles/cable_lace/cable_lace.html

http://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/elpages/BreydenLacingTapes.php

I'm using P/N 11-12170
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-29-2009, 04:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,504
Posted By briand
You are correct, the long run of the thicker wire...

You are correct, the long run of the thicker wire will have less resistance than a thinner wire. 12 ga. still seems like an awfully thick wire for only 16 feet to power an EFIS but I don't know...
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-28-2009, 07:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,280
Posted By briand
I just got mine back from anodize today. It cost...

I just got mine back from anodize today. It cost $70, I had them do the cap spacer too since it didn't cost any extra money and it will hardly be seen so the color doesn't matter much.

I thought...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-22-2009, 11:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,891
Posted By briand
I'm in GR so let me know if there is anything I...

I'm in GR so let me know if there is anything I can do to help.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-21-2009, 06:03 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,703
Posted By briand
Tip: Roll Your Own Map Light

Well I decided $50+ was too much to pay for a fancy map light so I decided to fab. my own [mostly] out of scrap. Total cost was about $2.00, not including the gas to drive to home depot for the...
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-13-2009, 02:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 965
Posted By briand
I only sealed between the 801D angle and the...

I only sealed between the 801D angle and the 822PP floor. I can't see how oil can seap around the rivet heads. I also sealed everything around the 867 ramp when I installed that some months later.

...
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-12-2009, 12:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 822
Posted By briand
Riveting canopy side rails.

I am thinking about using 470AD5 rivets in place of the 815-8R8's in the five foward postions on each side. I weighed the hardware and found it would save a little over an ounce (an ounce here, an...
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-06-2009, 11:46 PM
Replies: 860
Views: 1,119,754
Posted By briand
Blue cheese blue canoe Shades of Blue Blue...

Blue cheese

blue canoe

Shades of Blue

Blue eyes

Blue Diamond Phillips:D
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-06-2009, 02:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,402
Posted By briand
I could be completely wrong here and because I...

I could be completely wrong here and because I have slacked BIG time on my build, I thought #8's were certified structural and #6's were not.
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-05-2009, 05:18 PM
Replies: 860
Views: 1,119,754
Posted By briand
If your gonna go with that I would go with the...

If your gonna go with that I would go with the whole "Blue Bayou" rather than "Blubyu". Blubyu is extremely cheesy. :O)

She'll be fast enough I'm sure.



Blue Thunder (helicopter show)

Baby Blue
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-12-2009, 06:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,333
Posted By briand
Hmmmm. Thanks but I already cut that area out and...

Hmmmm. Thanks but I already cut that area out and failed to leave a tab. I'm thinking of a riveted tab and spacer.
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-12-2009, 02:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,333
Posted By briand
What did you do for a tab to mount the aft. tab...

What did you do for a tab to mount the aft. tab of your F-873G? I see it hanging down with clecos but can't make out what it's cleco'd to.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-22-2009, 02:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,761
Posted By briand
Whatever happened to NAFTA? Is "free-trade" just...

Whatever happened to NAFTA? Is "free-trade" just a one way street?


Do you guys in the states have to pay extra taxes when buying from Aerosport over Lyc, Barret, Mattituck or Superior in the...
Forum: Safety 04-22-2009, 01:14 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 20,523
Posted By briand
Yea, I wouldn't get to congratulating until...

Yea, I wouldn't get to congratulating until you've experienced the real Trutrak.


TT wants a $150 for brkts up front so I innitiate the following correspondence:

Email between me and TT:

A...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-15-2009, 12:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,229
Posted By briand
Don't know why Van went with that cheezy-a**...

Don't know why Van went with that cheezy-a** hinge, I subbed with a .040 angle bent to the same angle as the ramp and it was a pc.-of-cake to install.

If your wondering where I got the .040 angle;...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-15-2009, 12:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,187
Posted By briand
AC Spruce. If you order it now, you should be...

AC Spruce. If you order it now, you should be able to get it by Thurs.

http://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/mepages/3003versatube.php

.63/ft.


I have 6 extra ft I'd give ya, but I'm in MI.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-13-2009, 10:48 PM
Replies: 485
Views: 159,470
Posted By briand
$45 small (IIRC) $65 24x36 (IIRC) $200 Super...

$45 small (IIRC)
$65 24x36 (IIRC)
$200 Super Special 24x36 (IIRC again)

As far as I know only the $200 ones have enough orders so far. Maybe we can get a # update?
Forum: Safety 04-13-2009, 10:41 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 20,523
Posted By briand
http://cgi.ebay.com/NEW-Utica-TS35-Micro-Adjustabl...

http://cgi.ebay.com/NEW-Utica-TS35-Micro-Adjustable-Torque-Screwdriver_W0QQitemZ300281172788QQcmdZViewItemQQptZWrenches?hash=item300281172788&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=72%3A1205%7C66%3A2%7C65%3A1...
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-13-2009, 10:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,028
Posted By briand
You use a K1000-3 and a AN3-4A

You use a K1000-3 and a AN3-4A
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