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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-02-2021, 02:16 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 326
Posted By Roy25101
Rudder TE, double sided tape vs tank sealant..

Hopefully I'm not opening a can of worms here. Years ago I built the TE of an RV-10 rudder using tank sealant. It came out surprisingly straight. I am noticing now that Vans is recommending the use...
Forum: RV-14 01-31-2021, 06:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 894
Posted By Roy25101
Cleveland Trailing Edge Countersink Jig?

Cleveland Trailing Edge Countersink Jig?

I am about to start on the rudder and I really like using the drill press to machine countersink. I am considering investing in this jig but was wondering...
Forum: RV-14 01-18-2021, 06:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,000
Posted By Roy25101
Pre-Puched?

So it's said "it is better to remain quiet and thought a fool than to open my mouth and remove all doubt". Well, here it goes. I just started on the VS of the -14 and my understanding was that many...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-14-2021, 07:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 833
Posted By Roy25101
Stewart System's EverShield

Anyone try Stewart System's EverShield. I'm assuming this is a newer option to the ever elusive easy anti-corrosion search so I am hoping it doesn't get sent to the "Primer Wars" sub-section. Just...
Forum: RV-14 01-04-2021, 03:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 966
Posted By Roy25101
Ok, then I can plan on keeping it horizontal. I...

Ok, then I can plan on keeping it horizontal. I have 12' to work with there. Thank you...
Forum: RV-14 01-04-2021, 12:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 966
Posted By Roy25101
Perfect, thank you..

Perfect, thank you..
Forum: RV-14 01-04-2021, 11:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 966
Posted By Roy25101
Tail cone length?

I'm working on storage at the moment waiting for my emp kit to be delivered. I was wondering if anyone could give me the length of a completed tail cone. I have a storage building with a ten foot...
Forum: RV-14 12-28-2020, 04:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,412
Posted By Roy25101
I want to say thanks for all the great advice. I...

I want to say thanks for all the great advice. I even got an offer locally for some hands on training. Perhaps I'll post some successful riveting pictures before too long... Y'all are awesome!!
Forum: RV-14 12-26-2020, 07:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,412
Posted By Roy25101
Looking for advice on riveting...

just recently ordered an RV-14 empennage kit and am trying to come up with ways to make this an easier build than previous kits (none of which have I finished). One of my biggest problems previously...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-27-2020, 01:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,331
Posted By Roy25101
Bendix Magneto Install, Lock washers?

We are in the process of reinstalling overhauled Bendix S20 mags on an 0-320. The previous mechanic used the traditional internal teeth lock washers while mounting. My mechanic wanted to switch to...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-22-2019, 05:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 778
Posted By Roy25101
Fluting fuselage frames.

I'm somewhat stuck trying to figure out how to flute the fuselage frames to make the holes align. They do not sit flat so I assume some work is in order but I'm not sure how to go about it. Thanks in...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-14-2019, 12:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,443
Posted By Roy25101
Thanks for taking the time to share that... It...

Thanks for taking the time to share that... It makes sense..
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-13-2019, 07:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,443
Posted By Roy25101
AST hinges quite tight...

I just finished installing the AST hinges. When installing them there is no gap between the left and right tabs which I assume is ok because they move in unison. The hinges themselves are both...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-04-2019, 12:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,064
Posted By Roy25101
Great point...

Great point...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-04-2019, 05:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,064
Posted By Roy25101
Stab hinge brackets attached with LP4-3?

I am building the newer post SB-18-02-02 stabilator so pictures and knowledge of this redesign are limited. I am at the point of riveting the hinge brackets to the forward spar and, I believe I am...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-26-2019, 12:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,468
Posted By Roy25101
That looks about the direction this is heading....

That looks about the direction this is heading. Perhaps Vans will expand a bit on the directions. I really can't complain about the process so far.

Take care...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-26-2019, 04:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,468
Posted By Roy25101
-12is stabilator woes...

I have been building the tail kit for the -12is for the last five months and things could not be going any smoother.... until I hit the stabilator. Due, I assume to cracking issues and redesign, it...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-04-2019, 07:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,506
Posted By Roy25101
Am I reading this correctly?

I just started on the tail section of the -12 and am quite surprised to see that the holes in the skins and most of the ribs and spars are already punched to size. Is it safe to say that these...
Forum: Primers 02-28-2019, 07:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,245
Posted By Roy25101
Only priming fraying surfaces.

I?m leaning in the direction of priming only faying surfaces but cannot seem to find much information on it. I ran across an EAA video with the owner of Zenith aircraft and another fellow painting...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-31-2019, 03:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,622
Posted By Roy25101
Thanks y?all.

Those are some fantastic ideas and I can?t help but get montivated by the enthusiasm. Thanks to all for taking the time to write. I hope there will be more to come.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-30-2019, 05:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,622
Posted By Roy25101
Kiddos in the shop...

We have recently started homeschooling our 8 and 9 year old children. They have both showed great interest in both building and flying so I thought it would be a great idea to start an RV-12 with...
Forum: Primers 01-25-2019, 06:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,186
Posted By Roy25101
Airless paint sprayers..

Living just a mile from the Atlantic I am settling on AKZO primer for my build. I would like to avoid having a large compressor in my limited shop. Has anyone had any experience with airless sprayers...
Forum: RV-9/9A 03-03-2017, 03:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,398
Posted By Roy25101
Direction for riveting.

I think I'm going to get kicked off here for asking too many questions. Is there a sequence for riveting skins? I am about to back rivet the rudder skin to the stiffners and thought at one time I...
Forum: RV-9/9A 03-03-2017, 02:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,799
Posted By Roy25101
Yep. Y'all are correct. Do not use sub-structure...

Yep. Y'all are correct. Do not use sub-structure dies on thin pieces.
Forum: RV-9/9A 03-03-2017, 01:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,799
Posted By Roy25101
Cleveland sells sub-structure dies. The back side...

Cleveland sells sub-structure dies. The back side of a dimple in skin will be a different size than the front. Therefore the dimple in the ribs for example are a different size. So far they have...
Forum: RV-9/9A 03-03-2017, 01:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,799
Posted By Roy25101
I'm using a sub structure die. Perhaps that's the...

I'm using a sub structure die. Perhaps that's the issue.
Forum: RV-9/9A 03-03-2017, 12:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,799
Posted By Roy25101
Rudder stiffners are bending when dimpled.

The rudder stiffners, particularly the longer ones are bending slightly when dimpled. I experimented with dimple depth and pressure and I am using what is required for a nice nest with the skin....
Forum: RV-9/9A 03-01-2017, 06:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,304
Posted By Roy25101
OK... Dremel it is. I'm always looking for an...

OK... Dremel it is. I'm always looking for an excuse to buy a new tool. Thanks y'all...
Forum: RV-9/9A 03-01-2017, 06:35 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 8,133
Posted By Roy25101
Great advice and encouragement.. Thank you all. I...

Great advice and encouragement.. Thank you all. I have to admit that I went off to work and did not realize this thread had taken off. The last time I looked there was only one page... Thanks...
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-24-2017, 06:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,304
Posted By Roy25101
Looking for direction on cutting...

Could I get some advice on how to go about cutting the excess metal off the R-710 Rudder Brace Horn. It won't go through a band saw, it's too thick to snip. Any advice would be appreciated.
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-24-2017, 02:43 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 8,133
Posted By Roy25101
Thanks for the encouragement. Y'all are a good...

Thanks for the encouragement. Y'all are a good bunch. And no, I can't imagine having to ship parts to Australia... Wow!
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-23-2017, 08:30 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 8,133
Posted By Roy25101
Is there a specific point in this kit where I will stop making catastrophic mistakes?

Right now I am averaging a major mistake every three days. While working on the empennage I have so far ruined a HS skin, mis-cut the rudder ribs because I thought the holes were all evenly spaced,...
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-16-2017, 09:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,588
Posted By Roy25101
VS Spar, Countersink or Dimple?

I assume the answer is in the details but it is not readily apparent. Should the holes on the forward and aft VS spars be dimpled or countersunk? These are the holes the skin will attach to. The...
Forum: Primers 02-09-2017, 10:48 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 15,394
Posted By Roy25101
Anyone regret not priming?

I figure these aircraft have been in existence long enough that perhaps someone might have some regret not priming while building. I've been through the linty of information on why or why not but do...
Forum: RV-9/9A 06-12-2016, 09:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,329
Posted By Roy25101
Fluting ribs with notched flanges?

I am at the point of preparing the ribs for the HS and noticed that unlike many of the build site pics, the flanges of my ribs are notched so they seem to lay flat if you force them with minimal...
Forum: RV-9/9A 05-16-2016, 10:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,441
Posted By Roy25101
Electric vs. Manual elevator trim for A/P Install

Has anyone run into an issue with installing an altitude holding autopilot and not having electric elevator trim. Years ago the two axis autopilots always self trimmed the elevator but now I'm...
Forum: RV-14 05-14-2016, 08:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,285
Posted By Roy25101
RV-7/9 plans vs. RV-14

Ill apologize in advance if this has been addressed before but I am trying to decide between starting a -9 or a -14 and I am curious about the plans. I have been working on a -10 and love the step by...
Forum: RV-14 05-11-2016, 01:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 11,077
Posted By Roy25101
Canopy jettison handle?

I was watching the -14 walk around video on Van's site and noticed the gentleman mention a "canopy jettison handle". He pointed to a T handle protruding from the upper center of the instrument...
Forum: RV-10 03-31-2015, 07:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,279
Posted By Roy25101
My buddy and I finished the interior of his...

My buddy and I finished the interior of his airplane with Rustoleum. The finish was very nice but the durability turned out to be an issue. The paint could be scratched easily. Also, the matte finish...
Forum: RV-10 03-24-2015, 07:25 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 785
Posted By Roy25101
There it is...

Thanks! You are absolutely correct.
Forum: RV-10 03-24-2015, 06:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 785
Posted By Roy25101
Elevator tip fairings. Dimple the skin or not?

Speaking of the top and bottom elevator skins, E-1001A and E-1001B. Do the holes in the outboard edges for the install of the tip fairings get dimpled?

Thanks for any input...
Forum: RV-14 03-24-2015, 06:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 9,389
Posted By Roy25101
Great information..

Thanks for the input.
Forum: RV-14 03-23-2015, 05:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 9,389
Posted By Roy25101
RV-10 vs RV-14 build times?

Vans talks of the -14 being easier and faster to build than other models. Do you think this applies to the -10 also. Thinking of downsizing. I Appreciate the resources here......
Forum: RV-10 10-14-2014, 08:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,856
Posted By Roy25101
Ha!, I had no idea y'all were Dunnellon. I flew...

Ha!, I had no idea y'all were Dunnellon. I flew right over there twice in the last week back in forth to Pensacola from Sanford in the Cessna. I'll have to stop in. Thanks for the invite?.
Forum: RV-10 10-14-2014, 10:00 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,856
Posted By Roy25101
Not in a big hurry to fly. I have a great 172 and...

Not in a big hurry to fly. I have a great 172 and fly professionally so not to anxious to get it airborne. I would however like to get it done in under five years. Four would be ideal and I don't...
Forum: RV-10 10-14-2014, 08:02 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,856
Posted By Roy25101
Great info. I did not really give consideration...

Great info. I did not really give consideration to doing a SB fuselage then QB wings after the fuselage is done.. I assume Van's is good with that arrangement if I am reading their site correctly....
Forum: RV-10 10-14-2014, 05:52 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,856
Posted By Roy25101
Love the build so far but one problem I have...

Love the build so far but one problem I have found is a lack of help. Everyone is so busy these days, myself included, that I am finding this to be a solo project for me. I am not sure how much multi...
Forum: RV-10 10-14-2014, 05:02 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,856
Posted By Roy25101
Quick build vs standard..

I have searched the RV-10 forum and have not found much in the way of model specific info on QB vs standard.

I am slowly approaching the completion of the tail and am going to have to make the...
Forum: RV-10 08-29-2014, 01:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,909
Posted By Roy25101
Gotta love this forum. Thanks for all the great...

Gotta love this forum. Thanks for all the great info.
Forum: RV-10 08-29-2014, 06:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,909
Posted By Roy25101
Derived AN365 torque values.

I am installing the inboard hinge bracket on the HS spar and am not able to determine the "friction drag" of the nut. I need to add this value to the recommended 20-25 inch pounds for the nut itself....
Forum: RV-10 05-27-2014, 04:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,728
Posted By Roy25101
That's a relief. I agree about the productivity...

That's a relief. I agree about the productivity issue. If I had to drive to the airport to work on it I think it would still be in the crate?

Thanks?.
Forum: RV-10 05-26-2014, 05:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,728
Posted By Roy25101
How long will a one car garage work as a shop?

I can't quite figure out the answer to this question with the build pictures online..

I am building my -10 in a one walled in bay of a three car garage. A bit limited on space but small enough to...
Forum: RV-10 05-13-2014, 02:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,516
Posted By Roy25101
EkoPoxy LVLP

I apologize for taking so long to get back. I have been in the shop bending, clubbing, and drilling rivets out of my VS for the last week.

This is the listing of the gun I used. Grizzly H7666...
Forum: RV-10 05-06-2014, 01:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,113
Posted By Roy25101
Ok, a dumb question..

I noticed on completed pictures of the spar of the vertical stabilizer that folks have the rivets going in different directions (shop head vs manufactured head). Am I missing something on the plans...
Forum: RV-10 05-03-2014, 06:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,324
Posted By Roy25101
Ok, The OCD kicked in and I had to redo these....

Ok, The OCD kicked in and I had to redo these. Thanks again for all the advice. It's great to have this resource to turn to?


https://www.flickr.com/photos/ruckers/13909070317/
Forum: RV-10 05-03-2014, 05:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,324
Posted By Roy25101
Great advice. Thanks for the input...

Great advice. Thanks for the input...
Forum: RV-10 05-02-2014, 08:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,324
Posted By Roy25101
Should I take a mulligan on these rivets?

These are some of the first rivets set on my VS and I'm afraid I'm going to need to drill them out. They are quite long and difficult to set as called out in the plans? I am talking about the four...
Forum: RV-10 04-30-2014, 07:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,516
Posted By Roy25101
My experience with EkoPoxy and a small compressor.

This is to document my experience priming with a small compressor, a LVLP spray gun, and Stewart Systems' EkoPoxy. My intention is not to start another primer war. I live in humid salty Florida and...
Forum: RV-10 04-25-2014, 07:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,189
Posted By Roy25101
Misery loves company. I guess there is a learning...

Misery loves company. I guess there is a learning curve here...
Forum: RV-10 04-23-2014, 05:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,189
Posted By Roy25101
Good point. Ill give them a call today. Thanks?.

Good point. Ill give them a call today. Thanks?.
Forum: RV-10 04-22-2014, 07:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,189
Posted By Roy25101
Can I fix a mistake by going with a countersunk rivet.

For anyone who might have the whole vertical stabilizer section of the RV-10 Builders Manual memorized. On page 6-3 (that's right, I only made it to the 2nd page without screwing up), Step 8, instead...
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