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Forum: RV General Discussion/News Today, 03:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 366
Posted By David Paule
Some people do, and it's effective. It does make...

Some people do, and it's effective. It does make repairs or changes significantly more difficult.

If you are going to fay seal, then you either need to avoid priming those areas or use a primer...
Forum: My RV Build Project Yesterday, 10:16 AM
Replies: 536
Views: 319,461
Posted By David Paule
The canopy hinge pin retainer was pretty easy and...

The canopy hinge pin retainer was pretty easy and works nicely. It's just a bent end that snaps into a tooling hole in the seat bulkhead.

https://i.imgur.com/zinYcrK.jpg

Hereís the right hand roll...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 02-26-2021, 11:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 284
Posted By David Paule
What were the winds like when that weather came...

What were the winds like when that weather came through? Nice photo for sure, but a bit worrisome.

Dave
Forum: Tools 02-25-2021, 04:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 345
Posted By David Paule
Nah, you won't need a lathe or mill to build an...

Nah, you won't need a lathe or mill to build an RV. Just didn't want to mislead a newbie.

I'm building an RV-3B. This is a project that was not developed to be as mature a kit as the newer ones. And...
Forum: My RV Build Project 02-25-2021, 11:36 AM
Replies: 664
Views: 225,552
Posted By David Paule
That's great news! Have fun with the transition...

That's great news!

Have fun with the transition training and have a safe first flight.

Dave
Forum: RV-10 02-25-2021, 09:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 772
Posted By David Paule
You can work on a purchased plane all you like....

You can work on a purchased plane all you like. But it takes an A&P to sign off the condition inspection annually. Just to clarify.

Make certain that you get a rigorous inspection of a second-hand...
Forum: Propellers 02-24-2021, 07:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,100
Posted By David Paule
Well, so are our airplanes. Dave

Well, so are our airplanes.

Dave
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-24-2021, 10:24 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 327
Posted By David Paule
Switch Layout How-Not-To Tips

The cartoon strip Brewster Rockit (https://www.gocomics.com/brewsterrockit/2021/02/23) has started a discussion of switch panel layout. The link goes to the beginning cartoon, copied...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-24-2021, 10:11 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,014
Posted By David Paule
Tom, that's what I was thinking. I was trying to...

Tom, that's what I was thinking. I was trying to imagine what I was missing after reading your previous post - thanks!

Dave
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-23-2021, 12:58 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,014
Posted By David Paule
Tom, it looks like a tee on the manifold would...

Tom, it looks like a tee on the manifold would let you run a line from the cylinder to the manifold, then connect the Pmags to that tee. If this is feasible, it would save you the weight and volume...
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 02-23-2021, 09:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 383
Posted By David Paule
Thanks very much. Dave

Thanks very much.

Dave
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 02-22-2021, 04:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 383
Posted By David Paule
Need Double-Flush Removeable Fastener

With a grip length of about 1/8", if anyone knows of such an odd thing.

Have to admit that while this is for my RV-3B, it's on an assembly where I grossly departed from the plans.

Thanks!

Dave
Forum: My RV Build Project 02-21-2021, 06:35 PM
Replies: 536
Views: 319,461
Posted By David Paule
One of the small things I did recently was...

One of the small things I did recently was putting the flap handle together. I’d previously made the rod assembly inside the flap handle and someone made me a nice Delrin button, which I promptly...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-19-2021, 08:51 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,265
Posted By David Paule
Thanks, Bill, I just fixed it. Dave

Thanks, Bill, I just fixed it.

Dave
Forum: RV-3 02-19-2021, 08:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 256
Posted By David Paule
Where in Colorado? Dave RV-3B under construction...

Where in Colorado?

Dave
RV-3B under construction in Boulder
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-19-2021, 04:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 562
Posted By David Paule
I documented the Fiberfrax and titanium...

I documented the Fiberfrax and titanium installation on my RV-3B here in my VAF blog. (https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?t=85658) It starts around post #365.

The reasons I added the...
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-19-2021, 02:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 575
Posted By David Paule
For the fuel system, get the RV-9/9A plans flash...

For the fuel system, get the RV-9/9A plans flash drive. It'll let you learn the fuel system as it was designed to be built. Some builders do some things differently, though, so it's worth pulling the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-19-2021, 12:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,396
Posted By David Paule
So who was the pilot in command for the landing?...

So who was the pilot in command for the landing? The flying crane or the rover?

Dave
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-19-2021, 11:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 562
Posted By David Paule
On the belly of my RV-3B fuselage, I used 1/16"...

On the belly of my RV-3B fuselage, I used 1/16" Fiberfrax and covered that with .020 titanium, grade 2, which I got from McMaster. They are somewhat limited in sizes so for a side by side airplane,...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-19-2021, 09:46 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,265
Posted By David Paule
Here's how...

Here's how (https://vansairforce.net/community/showpost.php?p=1498360&postcount=15) I plan to wore up my P-mags on my RV-3B project. This uses two switches, one per P-mag, that each handle power and...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-18-2021, 08:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 285
Posted By David Paule
Any of the build blogs for the model that you're...

Any of the build blogs for the model that you're interested in. And the thread "My RV Build Project" here on VAF is a good place to start.

Dave
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-18-2021, 12:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 822
Posted By David Paule
I've got stainless hinges on my non-RV in a...

I've got stainless hinges on my non-RV in a high-vibration area and they've been much more durable than the original aluminum ones. A good tip, thanks.

Dave
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 02-17-2021, 01:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,025
Posted By David Paule
PM Sent for 3 books. Dave

PM Sent for 3 books.

Dave
Forum: RV-3 02-16-2021, 12:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 563
Posted By David Paule
I used the standard Dynon wing mount kit for the...

I used the standard Dynon wing mount kit for the roll axis, and made my own pitch servo mount. For connecting to the pitch bellcrank, I used Dynon's generic mount kit.

Here's the pitch servo. I...
Forum: RV-3 02-14-2021, 10:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 242
Posted By David Paule
Not extending the taper far enough means that the...

Not extending the taper far enough means that the flange edge will hit the skin. I think I discovered it when I tried to bend the trailing edge since I remember needing to slightly overbend to...
Forum: Safety 02-14-2021, 09:58 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,265
Posted By David Paule
I don't use a Scotchbrite disk, preferring a 12"...

I don't use a Scotchbrite disk, preferring a 12" sanding disk and files. I've noticed that the sander creates that same aluminum dust. It dissipates in a few minutes, fortunately. Since I noticed...
Forum: Primers 02-13-2021, 08:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,016
Posted By David Paule
There's a two-part epoxy in a rattle-can that's...

There's a two-part epoxy in a rattle-can that's pretty good. It's an Eastwood product. (https://www.eastwood.com/eastwood-s-2k-aerospraytm-epoxy-primer-gray-black.html) Once mixed, though, it's only...
Forum: Painting your RV 02-13-2021, 02:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 274
Posted By David Paule
I prefer a semi-gloss but it doesn't matter. What...

I prefer a semi-gloss but it doesn't matter. What does make a difference is brightness. On my RV-3B the baggage compartment is enclosed and I painted its top and the floor white for better...
Forum: Painting your RV 02-13-2021, 09:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 658
Posted By David Paule
Your engine is a lot prettier than mine. Mine is...

Your engine is a lot prettier than mine. Mine is a solid gray.

You can replace the rocker covers with colored anodized ones that are lighter. A fairly easy change.

Dave
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-12-2021, 04:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 549
Posted By David Paule
Worth noting is that the paper seems to describe,...

Worth noting is that the paper seems to describe, from the brief intro at the link, wing-fuselage intersections in the absence of propeller slipstream. Slipstream has significantly turbulent...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-11-2021, 04:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 728
Posted By David Paule
I have mine spiral bound. That way I can flip a...

I have mine spiral bound. That way I can flip a page underneath.

Dave
Forum: RV-3 02-09-2021, 11:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 277
Posted By David Paule
Duckwork's landing light lens fit well, but their...

Duckwork's landing light lens fit well, but their mounting plate didn't fit at all. This was in 2014. Partly because of that, I went to a totally different type of landing light mount.

I wrote about...
Forum: Tools 02-08-2021, 07:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,369
Posted By David Paule
Here's a PDF of the instructions. Post #1 shows...

Here's a PDF of the instructions. Post #1 shows them all but this one can be downloaded.

8121

Dave
Forum: Midwest 02-08-2021, 05:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 275
Posted By David Paule
PM sent. Dave

PM sent.

Dave
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-08-2021, 11:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 628
Posted By David Paule
If your shop gets crowded, you might find that...

If your shop gets crowded, you might find that all the wood-working tools have been put away for the duration and instead of a wood shop, you've got an airplane shop, precluding more wood...
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-08-2021, 09:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 720
Posted By David Paule
Also, get the RV-8 plans thumb drive from Vans. I...

Also, get the RV-8 plans thumb drive from Vans. I think it's still just $10.

Dave
Forum: My RV Build Project 02-07-2021, 05:33 PM
Replies: 536
Views: 319,461
Posted By David Paule
Before gluing the canopy to the fairing/frame...

Before gluing the canopy to the fairing/frame assembly, I needed to prepare the outer latch handle. Otherwise I wouldn’t be able to latch it from the outside. I chose to do it like the RV-8 plans...
Forum: Alternative Engines 02-07-2021, 11:29 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,087
Posted By David Paule
Mixture adjustment is a minor...

Mixture adjustment is a minor inconvenience.

With altitude performance, be aware that Vne is for true airspeed, not indicated. As you gain altitude, it's awful easy to push Vne, especially when you...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-06-2021, 07:20 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,551
Posted By David Paule
While I sympathize with your surprise and...

While I sympathize with your surprise and predicament, it might be worse. The RV-3B never did get an FWF kit, for example.

Dave
RV-3B, working on the canopy now
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-06-2021, 07:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,049
Posted By David Paule
Those and other options can save you some weight....

Those and other options can save you some weight. Take any weight savings options that are in the plans and be very careful about things like paint, tires, tubes, wheels (think Beringer, for...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-03-2021, 03:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,326
Posted By David Paule
Unless you have prior experience, start with some...

Unless you have prior experience, start with some of Van's practice kits.

Dave
Forum: RV-4 01-31-2021, 02:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 897
Posted By David Paule
Can you plan it so that all of your new cut-outs...

Can you plan it so that all of your new cut-outs fall over existing ones?

Dave
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-31-2021, 12:45 PM
Replies: 1,798
Views: 494,237
Posted By David Paule
Don't forget lighting up there. And under...

Don't forget lighting up there. And under it.

Dave
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-31-2021, 12:43 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 33,257
Posted By David Paule
Just because any specific twin has an accident,...

Just because any specific twin has an accident, doesn't mean that a well-designed kit twin will. However, the chances for an accident might be greater during the development process, due to the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-30-2021, 06:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 583
Posted By David Paule
Get some .020 stainless or titanium from McMaster...

Get some .020 stainless or titanium from McMaster and using the G/flex glue, glue it to the step.

Clean both up pretty well first, of course.

The Grade 2 titanium works a lot like a slightly...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-30-2021, 04:16 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 33,257
Posted By David Paule
In an odd sort of way, the Gold Bug is kind of...

In an odd sort of way, the Gold Bug is kind of appealing. Considerably more so than the other twins pictured in this thread.

Y'all know that Van's isn't going to make a twin in the foreseeable...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-30-2021, 12:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,110
Posted By David Paule
Take a look at the thread I referenced in post #4...

Take a look at the thread I referenced in post #4 above. One of the tools I used was a wire knife, with .020 music wire. I'd found that .015 was too thin - it broke. .032 was too thick.

Dave
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-30-2021, 09:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,047
Posted By David Paule
Heavier, though, at 160 grams or 5.6 ounces. Dave

Heavier, though, at 160 grams or 5.6 ounces.

Dave
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-30-2021, 09:48 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 14,276
Posted By David Paule
I'd never buy one of those. Building an airplane...

I'd never buy one of those. Building an airplane such a personal thing that I want to make the manual, too.

Also, that binding doesn't let the reader fold the pages under. Recommend spiral binding,...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-29-2021, 06:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,110
Posted By David Paule
Access Hatch Sealant

Perhaps this thread will help. (https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?t=121151)

Also, you can buy an easier-to-separate kind of tank sealant called "Access Hatch Sealant." It's for that...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-29-2021, 02:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 710
Posted By David Paule
Or a punch, if you can get one the right...

Or a punch, if you can get one the right size.

Dave
Forum: RV-6/6A 01-28-2021, 04:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,427
Posted By David Paule
Replace it with dollars. They weigh less than...

Replace it with dollars. They weigh less than airplanes.

Dave
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-28-2021, 03:31 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,622
Posted By David Paule
Here's how I'm planning to wire up mine. I'll use...

Here's how I'm planning to wire up mine. I'll use separate 3-position switches but they include power as well as the P-lead. The sequence is

Off,
Switch on, but power off
Switch on plus power...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-27-2021, 04:58 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 9,067
Posted By David Paule
That's fine if you're about ready to take the...

That's fine if you're about ready to take the nearly-complete plane to the airport, but for most of us, hopelessly unrealistic if you're beginning the project.

Dave
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-27-2021, 10:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 336
Posted By David Paule
If you have the money and storage space, all in...

If you have the money and storage space, all in would be my choice. I'd omit the prop and the avionics, though, as those things might change before you're ready for them.

Storage includes where you...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-27-2021, 10:28 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,984
Posted By David Paule
Disassemble it and present the photos here on VAF...

Disassemble it and present the photos here on VAF so that everyone can understand what's inside these things.

First, though, do a search - I bet Dan H already did that.

Dave
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-26-2021, 02:16 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,768
Posted By David Paule
Not building an RV-8 but my annual work time runs...

Not building an RV-8 but my annual work time runs between 100 hours and 700 hours. I'm semi-retired, with typically a few months a year where I get slammed and the rest of the year with only ordinary...
Forum: RV-10 01-25-2021, 08:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 818
Posted By David Paule
Mike, none of your photo links work. Mac,...

Mike, none of your photo links work. Mac, Firefox.

Dave
Forum: Alternative Engines 01-25-2021, 05:56 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,365
Posted By David Paule
That's fine where you are, but where I am, the...

That's fine where you are, but where I am, the solar panels are sleeping.

Dave
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-25-2021, 05:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 528
Posted By David Paule
Take a look at VAF's collection....

Take a look at VAF's collection. (https://vansairforce.net/poh.htm)

Dave
Forum: Tools 01-24-2021, 07:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,513
Posted By David Paule
Very good idea - I especially like the color...

Very good idea - I especially like the color code.

The containers need to be labeled.

I used 8 oz. water bottles. Works great. The necks are small enough that if I drop one on the floor, basically...
Forum: My RV Build Project 01-23-2021, 06:23 PM
Replies: 536
Views: 319,461
Posted By David Paule
The interior of the fairing is painted now. It...

The interior of the fairing is painted now. It took thee coats and if I had the time and paint I could have kept going, filling, sanding and painting. The paint added two ounces. The overall...
Forum: RV-3 01-23-2021, 05:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 796
Posted By David Paule
It might be worth checking the temperature there...

It might be worth checking the temperature there especially after shut-down on a hot day. The max storage temperature is 70 C or 158 F and I'd bet that will be exceeded.

I like the cheek...
Forum: RV-4 01-23-2021, 05:33 PM
Replies: 231
Views: 252,030
Posted By David Paule
I like it. The energy instruments are in a...

I like it. The energy instruments are in a coherent pattern.

What's that curlicue ahead on the top skin?

Dave
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