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Forum: RV-10 06-21-2021, 06:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,987
Posted By Freightdawg
I have family in Iowa City. No trips planned out...

I have family in Iowa City. No trips planned out that way between now and OSH, but I'll most likely be out that way before the summer is over if you can wait that long.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-31-2020, 07:07 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,270
Posted By Freightdawg
Several other builders at my home field have had...

Several other builders at my home field have had inspectors from the FSDO, but that was before the AWC Portal. When I uploaded my paperwork, here's the response I received:

"Please be advised, FAA...
Forum: RV-10 10-31-2020, 05:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,868
Posted By Freightdawg
Iím at JVY, just north of Louisville and right...

Iím at JVY, just north of Louisville and right off I-65.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-31-2020, 05:09 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,270
Posted By Freightdawg
For those who have been through this horrid...

For those who have been through this horrid process, what was the time from inspection to getting AWC in hand? Our inspection was yesterday (Oct 30) and Iím (multiple emotions) that Iím missing out...
Forum: RV-10 08-23-2020, 05:16 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,710
Posted By Freightdawg
The physical skill set isnít hard to pick up. And...

The physical skill set isnít hard to pick up. And it sounds like youíre taking the right approach to acquire the skills. But thereís a mental aspect that a lot of folks I work with (I fly for a part...
Forum: RV-10 03-19-2020, 03:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,444
Posted By Freightdawg
The solution

The short answer is the wings have more of a dihedral than I realized. Once we had the wingtips high enough, there was no more interference between the tank attach bracket and the fuse.

Both wings...
Forum: RV-10 03-18-2020, 07:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,444
Posted By Freightdawg
We did the beveling. That was my first thought...

We did the beveling. That was my first thought when the spar wouldn't slide in far enough--that we hadn't beveled enough.

But--alas--the interference is from the tank attach bracket. Have the...
Forum: RV-10 03-18-2020, 05:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,444
Posted By Freightdawg
Unhappy Wing Install Problem

Today we attempted to install the wings (well, the left wing) for the first time. I was worried about the spar fitting between the Center-Section Bulkheads, but it slid right in.

But before the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-25-2019, 09:30 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 700
Posted By Freightdawg
Cowl saver and prop governor

Purchased a roll of 3? McFarlane cowl saver to build the baffle seal. Seems plenty wide for the straight runs. Wondering if anyone has any tips/tricks/pictures on how best to cut/attach it around the...
Forum: RV-10 08-11-2019, 07:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,703
Posted By Freightdawg
We?re not far ahead of you. The first time...

We?re not far ahead of you. The first time getting it on almost broke me. Since then it?s become easier (not ?easy?). No plan to split it, though. It?s certainly easier with two of us manipulating...
Forum: RV-10 10-30-2018, 04:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,424
Posted By Freightdawg
Bob, thanks for the sanity check. Larry, I...

Bob, thanks for the sanity check.



Larry, I think they assume too much. We were about to start the fairing at the base of the windscreen and realized it was going to cover an open hole.
Forum: RV-10 10-27-2018, 02:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,424
Posted By Freightdawg
Not Riveted In This Section

On page 41-9, the farthest aft hole on each side of the forward fuse top skin is labeled NOT RIVETED IN THIS SECTION. For the life of me, I can't find where they ARE riveted. The same is true for the...
Forum: RV-10 09-27-2018, 08:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,961
Posted By Freightdawg
I'll second this rec. We also went with the Isham...

I'll second this rec. We also went with the Isham set, though we didn't know about the quality of the rivet sets. We've since bought some duplicates from Cleveland.

My wife is the chief bucker, and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-27-2018, 01:16 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 12,450
Posted By Freightdawg
Back home in Southern Indiana. Driving...

Back home in Southern Indiana.

Driving sucks--especially around Chicago. But my wife flew up with a friend. It was her first RV-10 ride and her first time to OSH--DOUBLE SCORE!

Thanks to those who...
Forum: RV-10 07-04-2018, 10:02 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 9,463
Posted By Freightdawg
SWEET! Thanks.

SWEET! Thanks.
Forum: RV-10 07-04-2018, 09:56 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 9,463
Posted By Freightdawg
I'm in!

Please add one more to the tally.

Since tickets aren't available for Sunday, what is the ROE for parking and getting in?

Thanks.

Jeff
Forum: RV-10 06-17-2018, 09:26 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,823
Posted By Freightdawg
Thanks for the info!

Thanks for the info!
Forum: RV-10 06-11-2018, 07:13 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,823
Posted By Freightdawg
Vic or Todd (or anyone who'd like to jump...

Vic or Todd (or anyone who'd like to jump in),

Can you be more specific about the heat shield on the flow sensor? A picture sure would help.

Thanks.

Jeff
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-09-2018, 03:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,359
Posted By Freightdawg
Picture?

I'm finally up to the stage where I need the W-730 Bellcrank Jig, but for the life of me, we can't find it. I double checked the packing list (from 4 years ago), and it's listed and checked off....
Forum: RV-10 03-12-2018, 12:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,008
Posted By Freightdawg
Doors and Tinnermans

For the four screws attaching the doors to each of the hinges, has anyone used Tinnerman washers there?

Thanks.

Jeff

PS Got the doors on hinges yesterday...
Forum: RV-10 03-04-2018, 07:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,383
Posted By Freightdawg
Thanks.:) (Here are my additional characters to...

Thanks.:)

(Here are my additional characters to make it a suitable length)
Forum: RV-10 03-04-2018, 04:58 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 981
Posted By Freightdawg
Airstop Tubes

Been reading through other threads, and I'm intrigued by the Airstop tubes. Looking at Spruce's catalogue, I don't see tube sizes "exactly" as they're labeled in the RV-10 plans. (We don't have ours...
Forum: RV-10 03-04-2018, 03:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,833
Posted By Freightdawg
I hope you'll be sharing a complete trip report...

I hope you'll be sharing a complete trip report with the rest of us(?)
Forum: RV-10 03-04-2018, 03:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,383
Posted By Freightdawg
If I may be so bold as to hijack this thread, I...

If I may be so bold as to hijack this thread, I think all the photos I've seen of the move to the airport have been of aircraft already on gear. Anyone ever move the plane from garage to hangar...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-24-2018, 12:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 814
Posted By Freightdawg
THANK YOU!

Shane,

You. Are. AWESOME!

Thanks so much.

Jeff
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-24-2018, 11:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 814
Posted By Freightdawg
Question Drilling Wing Tip Lens

Reading over p. 24-2 (RV-10) about cutting and drilling the lenses, the plans call for an initial #40 hole followed by a #28.

If wire gauge acrylic drill bits exist, I can't find them. I've read...
Forum: RV-10 12-30-2017, 08:43 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 927
Posted By Freightdawg
Thanks Kyle

Thanks Kyle
Forum: RV-10 12-28-2017, 03:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 927
Posted By Freightdawg
Question Cabin Cover and the Mid Cabin Deck

ref: p. 43-7, Step 5

Where is the bottom of the door opening supposed to be clamped to the Mid Cabin Deck in relation to the skin? Flush with the outboard of the skin?? Inboard a skin width? Inboard...
Forum: Fiberglass 11-03-2017, 12:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 4,731
Posted By Freightdawg
Question Aerosun Vx inserts

We (and by "we" I mean my wife) have the wingtips for our RV-10 cut back and ready for the inserts from AeroLED. The instructions call for using 2x48 inch 5oz bidirectional fiberglass to glass in the...
Forum: RV-10 09-02-2017, 03:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,084
Posted By Freightdawg
Awesome! Thanks so much.

Awesome! Thanks so much.
Forum: RV-10 09-02-2017, 02:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,084
Posted By Freightdawg
Fuel line snap bushings

On page 37-3, Step 7 calls for 2 snap bushings per line, but no part number. I'm having a Goldilocks moment because all of my snap bushing are either too big or too small. I can't find any that are...
Forum: RV-10 07-26-2017, 11:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,968
Posted By Freightdawg
Thanks all. (It's been a little while since...

Thanks all.

(It's been a little while since I've been on.:o)
Forum: RV-10 06-25-2017, 03:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,968
Posted By Freightdawg
Section 36 Brake Lines

I'm already off to a bad start, which is to say no start at all.

Step 1: enlarge the brake line exit hole in the bottom skin to 5/8 as called out in fig 1.

Glad that was already done before the...
Forum: RV-10 06-19-2017, 10:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,558
Posted By Freightdawg
Just got off the phone with the Mother Ship....

Just got off the phone with the Mother Ship. Pulled is fine. The explanation I got was they try to use solid rivets wherever possible because they're lighter and less expensive.

Of course, if...
Forum: RV-10 06-18-2017, 01:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,558
Posted By Freightdawg
Question Rear Floor Pan Riveting

Just finished blind riveting the floor of the rear floor pans (after much cussing and sweating to wrestle them into place). We were about to get into riveting the side and rear flanges with 4-4s (per...
Forum: RV-10 06-18-2017, 01:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,442
Posted By Freightdawg
Talking Not what I was searching for...

...but thanks for the laugh. I needed that. (I turned the air blue wrestling the rear floor pans into place.)
Forum: RV-10 03-25-2017, 03:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,460
Posted By Freightdawg
Adrian, thanks so much. Thought I'd really...

Adrian, thanks so much. Thought I'd really managed to screw something up.

Yeah, a little note in the plans about the firewall not being flat would have been nice.

Jeff
Forum: RV-10 03-25-2017, 02:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,460
Posted By Freightdawg
Pushing on the firewall

If anyone wants to follow along at home, I'm on page 31-6, step 1.

I clecoed the sub panel into place. The F-1044B Angle falls flat on the F-1001B Firewall Upper Angle. Everything seems lo line up,...
Forum: RV-10 03-08-2017, 04:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,342
Posted By Freightdawg
Yep!

Sean,

You're quite correct. Just got off the phone with Gus at Vans. (I usually forget that service is even available b/c their hours and mine usually don't coincide.) But that's exactly what he...
Forum: RV-10 03-08-2017, 03:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,342
Posted By Freightdawg
Question Step Support Block

What am I missing here? Step 1 calls for drilling the holes in the blocks with a #10 bit, but the holes in the ribs for the bolts (AN3) are #12. Why the (slightly) larger holes in the blocks,...
Forum: RV-10 03-07-2017, 08:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,513
Posted By Freightdawg
Thank you both for the input.:)

Thank you both for the input.:)
Forum: RV-10 03-01-2017, 06:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,513
Posted By Freightdawg
When did you order . . .

. . . your finishing kit?

We finished the infamous Section 29 a couple of days ago. Looking ahead, I'm wondering when would be a good time to order the finishing kit.

Thanks for the input.

Jeff
Forum: RV-10 02-26-2017, 07:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,137
Posted By Freightdawg
P.S.

Thanks for all of the replies. Got 'em torqued today.

The air in the garage MAY have been a little blue. :p

Tomorrow we'll rivet the 1088 Fwd Fuselage Ribs and call section 29 complete...FINALLY!
Forum: RV-10 02-26-2017, 07:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,137
Posted By Freightdawg
:D I'm NOT a skinny guy and couldn't come close...

:D

I'm NOT a skinny guy and couldn't come close to getting a nut on those bolts. Fortunately, my wife has small hands and "delicate" arms. (I dare not call them skinny.:rolleyes:)

A buddy of mine...
Forum: RV-10 02-25-2017, 08:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,137
Posted By Freightdawg
Todd, Maybe I'm not making myself very clear....

Todd,

Maybe I'm not making myself very clear. The gap between the center sections is less than 2 inches, and it's approx. 8 inches from the top of the center sections down to the lower row of nuts....
Forum: RV-10 02-25-2017, 07:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,137
Posted By Freightdawg
Question Torquing the gear mount bolts

I've been using a bicycle beam-type torque wrench, but it's quite impossible to get it between the center section bulkheads to torque the nuts for the landing gear mounts. (page 29-21)

My pal Google...
Forum: RV-10 01-27-2017, 08:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,483
Posted By Freightdawg
Jon, You're my new hero! Thanks a ton! Jeff

Jon,

You're my new hero!

Thanks a ton!

Jeff
Forum: RV-10 01-27-2017, 07:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,483
Posted By Freightdawg
Question F-1040 Upper Fuse Channels

I just sent the following to the Mother Ship, but you guys are usually faster with a reply:

We?re up to page 29-16 and I have a question about the Upper Fuse Channels. There are three sets of three...
Forum: RV-10 01-27-2017, 07:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,097
Posted By Freightdawg
BTDT

Eight tabs to bend. Got through the first 6 without a problem. Got to number 7 and the wedge slipped.

"Hello, Vans, I need to order a replacement part."

Nice pics for those who follow.
Forum: RV-10 05-04-2016, 02:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,626
Posted By Freightdawg
Question Firewall Dimpling

On page 27-2, the plans call for using a female dimple die and a rivet (step 2) to dimple one of the holes. Using the shortest rivet I have, the rivet expanded, and I had to do some surgically...
Forum: RV-9/9A 05-04-2016, 01:53 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 10,510
Posted By Freightdawg
Were my son still that young, without a doubt...

Were my son still that young, without a doubt he'd be saying, "No, Daddy, ME do it!":D
Forum: Texas (North) 03-26-2016, 04:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,693
Posted By Freightdawg
Oy! I almost spit my G&T! :p I spent 8 years as...

Oy! I almost spit my G&T! :p

I spent 8 years as a POW in OK thanks to Uncle Sam, split between Altus and Enid. ****, we used to go to Lawton just to get away from Altus.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-29-2016, 06:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,937
Posted By Freightdawg
Thanks for all the responses. I've sent an email...

Thanks for all the responses. I've sent an email to the mother ship. I'll let you know what I find out.

FWIW, my wife discovered a crack in the lightening hole of another rib, and upon further...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-28-2016, 02:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,937
Posted By Freightdawg
Question Lightening Hole Cracks

I was deburring F-1019L (one of the luggage ribs for the RV-10) and discovered 2 cracks in one of the lightening holes and 1 crack in another. The longest one is approx 1/8 inch long. Wondering if...
Forum: RV-10 09-26-2015, 03:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,114
Posted By Freightdawg
FL1005 tab

Looking for hints, tips, and/or tricks on the best way to tackle cutting the tabs from the trailing edges of the FL1005 -L and -R flap ribs.

TIA,

Jeff
Forum: RV-10 05-17-2015, 03:46 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 11,395
Posted By Freightdawg
Here's a link to the 'no-hole' yoke....

Here's a link to the 'no-hole' yoke.

http://www.cleavelandtool.com/4-Thin-Nose-Pneu-Yoke/productinfo/SNYT405/#.VVkJ72BQ23s

The longeron yoke has also come in very handy, though certainly not a...
Forum: RV-10 05-17-2015, 03:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,254
Posted By Freightdawg
I'll ditto what Andy said. I was driving myself...

I'll ditto what Andy said. I was driving myself mad keeping track of hours, and I asked a very similar question to yours. It may have been Andy who helped me see the light (I couldn't find my...
Forum: RV-10 05-13-2015, 10:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,778
Posted By Freightdawg
If anyone is curious about the solutions, I was...

If anyone is curious about the solutions, I was able to dimple the #19 hole using a borrowed hand squeezer. It didn't have as much "bulk" as my pneumatic squeezer. I had to grind down the female half...
Forum: RV-10 05-13-2015, 05:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,778
Posted By Freightdawg
The way I'm reading that is it's the #40 aft of...

The way I'm reading that is it's the #40 aft of the screw hole in the skin that is to be countersunk. I need to dimple the screw hole in the rib itself.




I went back to chapter 15 and, yep, you...
Forum: RV-10 05-12-2015, 02:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,778
Posted By Freightdawg
Question Wing rear spar and inboard rib

The missus and I have been diligently working toward the end of chapter 20 (bottom skins) and I hit a couple of snags today.

1: Five of the 6 #19 holes on each of the the inboard ribs were easy...
Forum: RV-10 05-04-2015, 03:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,714
Posted By Freightdawg
OUTstanding! We're still plugging along on our...

OUTstanding! We're still plugging along on our -10. Always nice to get a little motivational boost.

CONGRATS!
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-29-2015, 11:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 7,189
Posted By Freightdawg
I'm not to this point yet, but I've subscribed to...

I'm not to this point yet, but I've subscribed to the thread and saved a copy of your diagram.

I have to say, your name gave me pause.

Jeff Rich (minus the -ichi):D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-28-2015, 02:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,133
Posted By Freightdawg
Thanks! 123

Thanks!

123
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-28-2015, 04:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,133
Posted By Freightdawg
Tank curing

Typically, how long does the pro-seal need to cure before leak-testing the tanks?

Thanks.

Jeff
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