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Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS Today, 10:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 251
Posted By rongawer
You place it into the flaperon "mixer" to center...

You place it into the flaperon "mixer" to center the controls, after which you set your flap rigging. It's shown on KAI 32-09; that pin is an AN3-21A bolt if you happen to lose it. Definitely need to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-24-2021, 09:08 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 914
Posted By rongawer
Pilot

If you have a garmin panel, Garmin Pilot naturally works seamlessly with it and automatically syncs your flight and engine data after each flight to both your mobile device and fly.garmin.com. I’ve...
Forum: Tools 02-24-2021, 12:38 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,264
Posted By rongawer
VA-400

I’ve had excellent success with imaging cylinder walls and find that the articulating head has been very robust on my unit over the many, many uses since buying in early 2015. The lighting is much...
Forum: RV-10 02-23-2021, 09:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 549
Posted By rongawer
I’m in the “drill undersize and ream to size”...

I’m in the “drill undersize and ream to size” camp for any close tolerance applications, such as the spar cap where you want the tightest fit. For everything else, a high quality drill does fine....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-23-2021, 09:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,924
Posted By rongawer
Rather than placing multiple rivets, another...

Rather than placing multiple rivets, another option is to oversize the hole and rivet, either with an “oops” rivet, or just go to the next size up that engulfs the incorrect hole.

What you’ve done...
Forum: Tools 02-23-2021, 09:20 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,264
Posted By rongawer
Vividia Ablescope

Vividia Ablescope VA-400 USB Rigid Borescope Endoscope with 180 Degree Articulating 8.5mm Diameter Probe https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00GY7C9ZW/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_1AF4S2N6YTJDCVZFTTAX

Iíve...
Forum: RV-10 02-12-2021, 12:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,396
Posted By rongawer
Youíre likely looking for...

Youíre likely looking for http://rvbits.mybigcommerce.com/categories/Engine-Parts/

However Jan stopped advertising his carbon fiber plenum due to the high cost of shipping. If you email him at his...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-10-2021, 10:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 504
Posted By rongawer
Now THAT'S funny, but probably has some truth to...

Now THAT'S funny, but probably has some truth to it. I just mailed my reg and tracking says they got it yesterday, so it will be interesting to see how long that takes then.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-07-2021, 09:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 569
Posted By rongawer
Fly.garmin.com

I have a Garmin Pilot account and after each flight, my flight and engine data automatically syncs to their website that I can view with each log entry. It's a very nice graphical interface and I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-07-2021, 09:32 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,512
Posted By rongawer
Fairwinds!

Barb, I am certain that a great deal of Van's success has come as a result of your excellent customer service.

I can remember the first kit I ordered, (a long time ago when orders were mailed or...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-05-2021, 09:18 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,550
Posted By rongawer
Drawing 3

If you have the complete drawings for the RV-10, the Firewall Foreward Kit is clearly shown on DWG-3, along with all of the other kits and optional kits in a flowchart form. (which is consistent with...
Forum: RV-10 02-03-2021, 11:34 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,273
Posted By rongawer
I second the easy "will-call" process. I've done...

I second the easy "will-call" process. I've done it a few times and the shipping folks have always had what I was picking up sitting out back on either pallets or an open crate. It's just a matter of...
Forum: Primers 02-02-2021, 11:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,016
Posted By rongawer
Corrosion X

Whether in storage or actively flying, Corrosion X is an excellent corrosion inhibitor that can be applied in a fine mist spray across everything from bare metal to electronics. I spray my engines...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-02-2021, 10:12 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,293
Posted By rongawer
Permatex #2 shouldn't dissolve in avgas. But a...

Permatex #2 shouldn't dissolve in avgas. But a better gasket sealant, and what I use, is Hylomar Blue. If you don't have a tube of that, or if you every use fuel with ethanol, then I recommend using...
Forum: Alternative Engines 02-02-2021, 12:06 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,223
Posted By rongawer
Thought I'd chime in for some unanswered...

Thought I'd chime in for some unanswered questions.



The alternator is a permanent magnet unit; it is a 30A or 50A (depending on your option) alternator produced by Cycle Electric in Ohio. From...
Forum: RV-10 02-01-2021, 09:50 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,173
Posted By rongawer
That's a very good question. Adel clamps are a...

That's a very good question. Adel clamps are a fine option and I have used many of them on all of my aircraft, with the difference being you either need access to both sides of the material the clamp...
Forum: RV-10 01-30-2021, 10:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 830
Posted By rongawer
ZipTip Premiere Winglets v3

Hi bought these for my RV-10 and think very highly of them and would buy them again.

I have a bunch of photos I took during their installation, I haven't been that good at keeping my build log up...
Forum: RV-10 01-30-2021, 08:56 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,173
Posted By rongawer
PN F-1016H from Van's

I always applaud the DIY attitude - good job YvesCH!

For folks that just want to buy one's similar to those, these brackets are part of the RV-10 wiring kit and referenced in OP-37, page 6. I...
Forum: RV-10 01-26-2021, 09:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 765
Posted By rongawer
Very nicely done.

Very nicely done.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-15-2021, 04:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,359
Posted By rongawer
The former issue was a conflict with the Garmin...

The former issue was a conflict with the Garmin GTN radios, but with version 3, that is resolved.

Also, yes, the white side of the trailing edge rib "insert" goes toward the aileron - they are made...
Forum: RV-10 12-26-2020, 01:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,838
Posted By rongawer
While I have two EAA workbenches (mounted on...

While I have two EAA workbenches (mounted on wheels) that I clamp together, either end to end, or side by side, what I build most all wings and control surfaces on are two sawhorses padded with...
Forum: RV-10 12-21-2020, 09:42 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,004
Posted By rongawer
Anytime you compress, or strain, a material such...

Anytime you compress, or strain, a material such that you cause plastic deformation (an event where you squeeze or rivet gun a rivet such that spreads the shop head out) , you “harden” the material,...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 12-16-2020, 02:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,359
Posted By rongawer
You’ve got it...clean up and epoxy into aft...

You’ve got it...clean up and epoxy into aft opening. I have the version three ZipTip Premiere Winglet tips (winglet, really?) for my 10, which needed minimal trimming, but there was a small gap at...
Forum: RV-10 12-16-2020, 12:18 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,004
Posted By rongawer
Glad to help...it’s the beauty of this interwebs...

Glad to help...it’s the beauty of this interwebs thing ;) Happy rivet banging! er, squeezing...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-10-2020, 12:17 AM
Replies: 566
Views: 105,051
Posted By rongawer
762G...a tribute to the Corps, a long time ago,...

762G...a tribute to the Corps, a long time ago, in lands far away. Ooh rah.

Plus it rolls off the tongue with easy phonetics.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-10-2020, 12:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 509
Posted By rongawer
I have the VIRB Ultra 30. Works great. Syncs with...

I have the VIRB Ultra 30. Works great. Syncs with the G3X for all aviation data and also brings audio in from my GMA 245 which I like for having all COM and intercom audio recording.

Iíd buy it...
Forum: RV-10 12-09-2020, 10:57 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,004
Posted By rongawer
While I have spent a lot of good money with the...

While I have spent a lot of good money with the fine folks at Cleaveland Tools (highly recommended), your method of clamping is an excellent solution - at a lower cost too.

So good job Andy. And...
Forum: RV-10 12-09-2020, 10:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,759
Posted By rongawer
Bob, I'd like to see your photos. I had...

Bob, I'd like to see your photos. I had originally thought to do something a little more complex - epoxying a plate between the door aft hinges that I could then mount seatbelt hangars on to and let...
Forum: RV-10 12-07-2020, 11:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,744
Posted By rongawer
Shameless plug for Van's support

I called up Van's to buy the updated VS-01010-1 and discovered it's about $42 for the one part, but if you buy the full service bulletin (SB-00002), it's only about $27, which includes the new stop...
Forum: RV-10 12-05-2020, 11:09 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,857
Posted By rongawer
That's a good point, and needed if you're using...

That's a good point, and needed if you're using the Barrett oil sump. However, I have Sky Dynamics CAI. And while they do have their own oil sump to offer, their CAI will also use the factory sump,...
Forum: RV-10 12-05-2020, 10:21 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,857
Posted By rongawer
I got a slightly different response from JB,...

I got a slightly different response from JB, "Unfortunately we are not quoting 540’s at this time, for at least the first half of 2021. Management has instructed me to concentrate only on our 4...
Forum: My RV Build Project 12-01-2020, 08:10 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,959
Posted By rongawer
Congratulations on the solo! Good job man. As...

Congratulations on the solo! Good job man.

As for insurance, nothing drops rates like reduced risk...that comes with flying well and flying often. Yes, your rates will be high the first year, less...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-29-2020, 10:46 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,236
Posted By rongawer
Hey, thanks for the quick post. I'll plan to do...

Hey, thanks for the quick post. I'll plan to do the same.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-29-2020, 09:47 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,236
Posted By rongawer
Building a 540-X

I was searching on gear threads and your post got my attention. In particular, I am wondering if swapping out the cam idler gear (lobed, PN 71652) with the plain gear (PN 71668) caused any problems....
Forum: RV-10 11-25-2020, 10:39 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,857
Posted By rongawer
I've been considering a lot of options, but...

I've been considering a lot of options, but haven't talked to Continental about their Titan engine, so thanks for the comparison info!
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-22-2020, 10:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,309
Posted By rongawer
I've jacked up one and both wings, combined with...

I've jacked up one and both wings, combined with using a weighted tail tiedown with good success.
Forum: RV-10 10-22-2020, 09:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,331
Posted By rongawer
I agree with what was previously said. I use the...

I agree with what was previously said. I use the Longeron and 3" exclusively. I have the 4" (the no-hole), but can't recall that in the construction of four airplanes that I've ever used it.

My...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-18-2020, 11:43 PM
Replies: 422
Views: 321,721
Posted By rongawer
Thomas, I'm so happy for you guys. Did you solve...

Thomas, I'm so happy for you guys. Did you solve the ADHRs issue?
Forum: RV-10 09-28-2020, 09:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,087
Posted By rongawer
I didn't order the FWF kit, but rather made a lot...

I didn't order the FWF kit, but rather made a lot of deletions and adds to my finishing kit, which I'm told by Van's is pretty common - especially if you're planning to use different parts for...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-14-2020, 06:03 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,334
Posted By rongawer
Fast?

Fast?....it's all relative I suppose.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-06-2020, 09:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,327
Posted By rongawer
Kroger Supershade

Definitely agree on this.

Kroger Wide Sunshades (https://shop.vansaircraft.com/cgi-bin/shop.cgi?ident=1593977805-436-27&browse=airframe&product=koger-shade) ...at a fair prices from Van's no less.
Forum: California 06-29-2020, 09:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,714
Posted By rongawer
For me, I just do the RNAV 31 and enjoy the view,...

For me, I just do the RNAV 31 and enjoy the view, but definitely ILS down to below the layer at HWD would work. Or just find a "hole" in the layer and carry on smartly...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-29-2020, 09:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,466
Posted By rongawer
Garmin G3X - next model?

I currently have a dual screen G3X in my RV12 and love the system. And now I'm within about 6-8 months of being ready to mount avionics my my RV-10. I noted that Garmin now has rebates available,...
Forum: California 06-24-2020, 11:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,714
Posted By rongawer
End of an era

I've done so many VOR approaches into Palo Alto over the years, I took a moment to reflect on the change when I got the notice from the FAA aerochart folks saying the approach would be cancelled...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-04-2020, 10:28 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,989
Posted By rongawer
I completely with the statement about their...

I completely with the statement about their quality. I've bought everything from the oil/air separator and fuel filters to selector valves and check valves. Everything as been very high quality.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-03-2020, 11:29 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,989
Posted By rongawer
Locking fuel caps

I'm probably the only one who doesn't get this, but why locking fuel caps on an airplane? If I'm going to steal fuel, why not just put a bucket under the fuel drain and let 'er rip?

If it's to...
Forum: RV-10 05-27-2020, 10:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 679
Posted By rongawer
I second Larry's comment. IMHO, the best weather...

I second Larry's comment. IMHO, the best weather stripping adhesive is 3M weatherstripping adhesive (https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B000HTNNDA/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1)....
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-25-2020, 06:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 789
Posted By rongawer
I have a GA 35 and GA 56 side-by-side with 6"...

I have a GA 35 and GA 56 side-by-side with 6" separation on the tailcone just behind the turtle deck bulkhead of my -12. They work great there. You can see them in the first photo of the linked...
Forum: RV-10 05-25-2020, 04:27 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 8,134
Posted By rongawer
Let's be clear, the vibration damper, which is...

Let's be clear, the vibration damper, which is essentially just an in-line orifice, is installed in a sensor line, not the main line. For a fuel line, you would have a sensor line Tee off of the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-24-2020, 05:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,342
Posted By rongawer
If you have not talked with Ray, you should; he...

If you have not talked with Ray, you should; he would be the right person to get you current pricing. My setup would not be a good reference for what it would cost as I bought a used engine, and then...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-24-2020, 03:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,342
Posted By rongawer
I have the UL350iS installed on my RV-12. I just...

I have the UL350iS installed on my RV-12. I just finished my second annual with over 400 hours and climbing; I am very pleased with it. There was definitely a steep learning curve (as in, the first...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-24-2020, 12:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,342
Posted By rongawer
But if you're going to go E-AB, which I did,...

But if you're going to go E-AB, which I did, maybe you would want to consider a UL engine instead? Simple, more power, direct drive, easy maintenance, EFII, lower cost. Just a thought. I recommend...
Forum: RV-10 05-22-2020, 09:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 677
Posted By rongawer
Whirlwind has 15" spinners. Although come with...

Whirlwind has 15" spinners. Although come with their props, they'd probably sell them separately if you call them.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-15-2020, 11:13 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 9,186
Posted By rongawer
Nearly all of the skins are 0.025". Section 4 of...

Nearly all of the skins are 0.025". Section 4 of the KAI lists each of them for reference. There are numerous reasons the 9 has a higher empty weight than the 12, starting with the engine and prop,...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-14-2020, 08:56 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 12,078
Posted By rongawer
While I agree that the D-Sub connector is a step...

While I agree that the D-Sub connector is a step up from the mini-molex, Steinair has the best, low-cost solution here Simple Trim Servo Connection with D-sub pins (https://youtu.be/f8DCvBV2V4M). ...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-13-2020, 09:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,301
Posted By rongawer
Ditto for McMaster-Carr #27 Plastic drill bit...

Ditto for McMaster-Carr
#27 Plastic drill bit (https://www.mcmaster.com/27465a339-27465A339)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-12-2020, 12:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,756
Posted By rongawer
Depending on which rod end bearings you have, you...

Depending on which rod end bearings you have, you can buy these ACS Regreasers (https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/appages/acsregreaser.php?clickkey=17894), but for an RV, I'm with the others:...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-11-2020, 11:58 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 9,186
Posted By rongawer
It all depends on how you build your -12, but I...

It all depends on how you build your -12, but I have yet to see a PA28 do 138KTAS... or cruise 125KTAS on 4.7 gph. :cool:
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-11-2020, 11:39 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,990
Posted By rongawer
A couple comments

You're welcome. I agree with having a heated pitot, AP and pitot/static check, 91.411, and then there is also a separate check for the transponder, 91.413 that is required. I would also include the...
Forum: RV-10 05-11-2020, 10:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,911
Posted By rongawer
Nice...it is definitely a balancing act to get...

Nice...it is definitely a balancing act to get the airplane fitted the way you want all the while adhering to the KISS principle.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-11-2020, 08:59 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,990
Posted By rongawer
I respectfully disagree. I ran a report on my...

I respectfully disagree. I ran a report on my logbook and find that I have 113 instrument approaches along with 23.1 hours of actual instrument conditions out of 412.3 hours PIC in my RV-12 over that...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-11-2020, 08:36 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,990
Posted By rongawer
While I agree with Bob that an autopilot does...

While I agree with Bob that an autopilot does help relieve fatigue and keep you sharp, I'm in the Richard Collins school of thinking in that you should always have two pilots if your are flying IFR,...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-10-2020, 10:12 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,990
Posted By rongawer
E-AB Pitot

I have a heated pitot (GAP 26) in the left wing on my RV-12, which is fully IFR capable. If you have any thought to fly in any semblance of IMC, then you should consider a heated pitot. I have...
Forum: RV-10 05-07-2020, 11:42 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 8,134
Posted By rongawer
McMaster-Carr has gauge dampers in both brass and...

McMaster-Carr has gauge dampers in both brass and stainless in several sizes, which includes 1/8 NPT. I have found that 0.004 works well for manifold pressure, 0.008 for fuel and 0.015 for oil. The...
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