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Forum: RV-7/7A 04-27-2022, 07:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 621
Posted By rsr3
Back rivet plate was too thick, but I did manage...

Back rivet plate was too thick, but I did manage to make my own bucking bar to do the job.

Thanks guys!
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-27-2022, 06:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 621
Posted By rsr3
Thanks Doug... I should be able to do something...

Thanks Doug... I should be able to do something similar.

Cheers
Forum: Interiors 04-27-2022, 06:11 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,470
Posted By rsr3
Although Iíve only sat on my Lemke interior...

Although Iíve only sat on my Lemke interior whilst the fuselage remains in the comfort of my garage, it is very nicely made and seems comfortable. Looking forward to trying it out for longer in the...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-27-2022, 06:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 621
Posted By rsr3
F721 canopy decks. How to rivet?!

Hi everyone,

I’ve riveted on my canopy decks, all but the last few rivets circled in the photo are set. Access is too tight for even my small tungsten bucking bar to the last few. Anybody have any...
Forum: RV-9/9A 04-04-2022, 10:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 512
Posted By rsr3
Sorry - I meant ďtightĒ not ďrightĒ. Why does my...

Sorry - I meant ďtightĒ not ďrightĒ. Why does my phone think it knows better?!
Forum: RV-9/9A 04-04-2022, 10:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 512
Posted By rsr3
Can you post any photos? I can remember occasions...

Can you post any photos? I can remember occasions when things were right (as youíd expect) but never an occasion where it really wouldnít go.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-24-2022, 06:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 502
Posted By rsr3
Rotax problem

Hi everyone - hereís hoping I can pick a few brains...

We have a Rotax 912ULS powered aircraft thatís been having a few problems lately. We run the aircraft on E10 petrol, but itís been cold lately...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-11-2022, 03:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,576
Posted By rsr3
Also going to wait. Would rather spend a few k...

Also going to wait. Would rather spend a few k more when the time is right than have an engine I donít yet need start to rot away in storage.
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-02-2022, 09:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 817
Posted By rsr3
Just to follow up on this for the benefit of...

Just to follow up on this for the benefit of others that may search for it later - flap motor now installed as per plans and it runs just fine.

Thanks everyone.
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-24-2022, 12:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 817
Posted By rsr3
Thanks everyone. Appreciate it!

Thanks everyone. Appreciate it!
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-23-2022, 01:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 817
Posted By rsr3
Thanks for the reply! I haven't torqued down...

Thanks for the reply!

I haven't torqued down the centre bearing yet, but already the lower half of that seems to be "wedged" between the actuator and the baggage floors. I'll look at that again. ...
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-23-2022, 10:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 817
Posted By rsr3
Flap bearing blocks tight - should I lube?

Just installing the flap actuator for the first time. It feels tight - tighter than it should be. Anybody got any tips?!

Thanks!
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-07-2022, 02:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 601
Posted By rsr3
Great - thanks! Itíll be a 360 of some flavour,...

Great - thanks! Itíll be a 360 of some flavour, so dynafocal it is.

Thanks everyone.
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-07-2022, 11:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 601
Posted By rsr3
Thanks chaps, all useful. The choice of engine...

Thanks chaps, all useful. The choice of engine mount could be problematic too, maybe?
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-07-2022, 03:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 601
Posted By rsr3
Finishing kit before choosing engine...

Hi everyone.

Iím about to place an order for my finishing kit, but as yet havenít decided what engine Iím going to put in it. Iíd like a new M1B, but if a cheaper second hand engine comes up in the...
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-04-2022, 12:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,439
Posted By rsr3
Looks great!

Looks great!
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-28-2022, 03:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,346
Posted By rsr3
Thank you!

Thank you!
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-28-2022, 02:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,346
Posted By rsr3
Fuel lines and 90 degree bends.

Hi everyone.

Iíve read a few times about 90 degree bends in fuel lines and get the impression they are a bad idea. A recent post mentioning the avoidance of 90 degree bends prompted me to ask the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-27-2022, 02:48 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,444
Posted By rsr3
Ooooft, very nice!

Ooooft, very nice!
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-25-2022, 01:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,105
Posted By rsr3
Yes, I do, thank you. I donít consider myself...

Yes, I do, thank you. I donít consider myself anywhere competent enough to post my personal opinion on anything structural, which is why my post inferred that if the original poster wanted to hear...
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-24-2022, 12:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,105
Posted By rsr3
Iím sure Vans approve LP4-3 rivets for the rib to...

Iím sure Vans approve LP4-3 rivets for the rib to spar rivets. Obviously solid rivets for the leading edge skin to spar cap.
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-29-2021, 06:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 628
Posted By rsr3
Thanks Ryan, you reached the same conclusion that...

Thanks Ryan, you reached the same conclusion that I did!

Cheers

Rob
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-28-2021, 09:43 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 628
Posted By rsr3
F-652 - bend on the edge

Disregard - sorted thanks!
Forum: RV-10 11-07-2021, 05:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,561
Posted By rsr3
Just the kind of post that makes this site so...

Just the kind of post that makes this site so invaluable. Thanks!!
Forum: The RV Grin 10-15-2021, 01:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,785
Posted By rsr3
Thank you for stating the obvious, F1R. My point...

Thank you for stating the obvious, F1R. My point was that nobody is making you go out and have fun if you donít want to.
Forum: The RV Grin 10-14-2021, 12:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,785
Posted By rsr3
Lifeís for living. Have fun while you can. Give...

Lifeís for living. Have fun while you can. Give me a power line over something drawn out and terminal any day of the week.

Glad you had fun, Buzzland. Look forward to getting mine to a position...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-01-2021, 01:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,074
Posted By rsr3
Thanks. So where the build manual says "don't...

Thanks. So where the build manual says "don't forget to rivet the cowling hinges in conjunction with the firewall and the fuselage side skin they are assuming that you bought both kits at the same...
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-31-2021, 01:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,074
Posted By rsr3
Cowling hinges

Can anyone tell me if they are included in the fuselage kit or the finish kit please? I can only find a bit of normal MS20257 as used for the seat back hinges in my fuselage kit. Is it the same or...
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-30-2021, 01:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,030
Posted By rsr3
Well, that is a valid question. In all reality I...

Well, that is a valid question. In all reality I will be sticking with the M1B, but I canít help my imagination running wild!
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-29-2021, 06:11 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,030
Posted By rsr3
Continental IO-360-J in RV7

Anybody ever managed to get a Continental IO-360-J into an RV7? Itís the six cylinder, 210hp engine from the Reims Rocket C172. Who wouldnít want the sound of a six over four?!
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-09-2021, 02:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,718
Posted By rsr3
Thanks everybody. Much appreciated!

Thanks everybody. Much appreciated!
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-09-2021, 09:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,718
Posted By rsr3
Cowling hinges

Other than drawing 28, section g-g, can someone point me to the dimensions of the cowling hinges that get riveted to the firewall flanges please? Iím stumped!!

Drawing 28 shows how they get riveted...
Forum: Painting your RV 08-03-2021, 12:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,161
Posted By rsr3
Love the prop. Happy with the performance?

Love the prop. Happy with the performance?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-14-2021, 03:12 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,007
Posted By rsr3
The Rotax takes a significant amount of blades...

The Rotax takes a significant amount of blades before burping when cold, and often the first burp isn't enough. It'll take a while longer but keep going more than you would with a warm engine and...
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-11-2020, 12:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,028
Posted By rsr3
Wish this was approved in the UK! :rolleyes:

Wish this was approved in the UK! :rolleyes:
Forum: RV-14 07-03-2020, 04:23 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,122
Posted By rsr3
I don't think a horoscope will be much use to you...

I don't think a horoscope will be much use to you unless you want to predict the winning lottery numbers! :D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-11-2020, 05:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 470
Posted By rsr3
Did you try a different headset to rule out a...

Did you try a different headset to rule out a problem with the avionics?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-11-2020, 04:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 604
Posted By rsr3
Thanks Greg, I?d assumed it was just a PayPal...

Thanks Greg, I?d assumed it was just a PayPal email receipt and there is indeed a tracking link there. They are in the country and being processed by customs! Can?t complain about the same day...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-11-2020, 03:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 604
Posted By rsr3
Buller longeron dies

I ordered some longeron dies from the Buller website around a month ago and they have not turned up yet, nor have I had a reply to my email enquiring as to their whereabouts. Anybody else had the...
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-11-2020, 12:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,203
Posted By rsr3
Done. For the benefit of others who may be...

Done. For the benefit of others who may be struggling with the same issue, it was actually dead easy. I put the tailcone skin (779) into the vice, tail up, then was able to get the gun and bucking...
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-10-2020, 07:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,203
Posted By rsr3
Riveting aft flange of F-711 to F-779 tailcone skin

Wow. Having a real head scratch over the riveting of the F-711 aft flange to the F-779 tailcone skin. I?ve tried searching to see how others did it. I?ve had a go at back riveting a couple of those...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-27-2020, 11:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 969
Posted By rsr3
Ok, thanks - I must be doing something wrong. ...

Ok, thanks - I must be doing something wrong. The spring obviously must remove rearwards and be reinstalled by pushing it forwards through the rear hole of the WD-409 because the web of the F-711...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-27-2020, 08:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 969
Posted By rsr3
Removing the tail wheel spring from the mount.

Hi everyone

I?m at the stage where I need to mount the tail wheel mounting bracket between the F-711 and F-712 bulkhead. Every picture I see online has people mounting this bracket without the tail...
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-06-2020, 12:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,330
Posted By rsr3
It is tight, no doubt about it. Keep at it - with...

It is tight, no doubt about it. Keep at it - with a lot of manhandling it can be done, and the next time you put it together it seems easier!
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-30-2020, 10:29 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,384
Posted By rsr3
Ok - hinge set up it is, then. That was my...

Ok - hinge set up it is, then. That was my initial thought but as time went by I thought that just blind riveting them on would be quick and easy.. i.e. Lazy!

Final thought - I think - would you...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-29-2020, 09:28 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,384
Posted By rsr3
Ok everyone, thanks for that. So, fit them such...

Ok everyone, thanks for that. So, fit them such that they can be removed as required, fair enough. Sounds sensible.

Using screws and tinnerman washers sounds like the easiest way, but I do like...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-29-2020, 07:12 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,384
Posted By rsr3
Variations on attaching the wing tips...

I've got to that stage of the build where I'm giving thought to attaching the wing tips. I've seen different methods of attaching them, such as:

- pulled rivets
- screws
- hinges

I think I'm...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-18-2020, 03:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,056
Posted By rsr3
The question is, did you bags entice more damp...

The question is, did you bags entice more damp into the aircraft than would otherwise have circulated through the airframe??
Forum: Trip Write-ups 03-10-2020, 10:57 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,715
Posted By rsr3
Awesome trip, enjoying watching your videos. ...

Awesome trip, enjoying watching your videos. It's great to see how capable these aircraft are.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-05-2020, 01:38 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 10,554
Posted By rsr3
Corrosion Interesting - this I why I was...

Corrosion

Interesting - this I why I was wondering about surface prep before wrapping. Perhaps prime the surface before wrapping? Even then, a layer of film over it is going to stop it...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-03-2020, 02:23 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 10,554
Posted By rsr3
I just watched a few of the videos that were...

I just watched a few of the videos that were linked above regarding the 3M 2080 vinyl. I was wondering if someone could share what surface prep is required before wrapping? I assume a good wipe...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-05-2020, 12:42 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,721
Posted By rsr3
How hard are you pushing on the recovery? Enough...

How hard are you pushing on the recovery? Enough for negative g?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-02-2020, 12:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,611
Posted By rsr3
It?s not a big deal to them, but it is for you....

It?s not a big deal to them, but it is for you. If you had paid half price for them, maybe you would not be bothered. I would have them replaced. If they offer a discount, and it all works, well than...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-15-2020, 03:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,564
Posted By rsr3
Yes, on 6 of them. The most inboard z-bracket nut...

Yes, on 6 of them. The most inboard z-bracket nut plates are riveted to the spar.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-13-2020, 03:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,292
Posted By rsr3
Ahhhh... Excellent. Thank you!

Ahhhh... Excellent. Thank you!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-13-2020, 03:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,292
Posted By rsr3
Walkway / anti-slip

Whilst coming up with ideas for my colour scheme, I can't help but think a black walkway is going to really get in the way of my lines! Has anyone found a supplier for a white anti slip surface? I...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-12-2020, 12:56 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 23,592
Posted By rsr3
Can you paint a centreline on the floor and taxi...

Can you paint a centreline on the floor and taxi it in nose first?
Forum: RV-14 01-10-2020, 08:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,336
Posted By rsr3
Doesn't come much cheaper and lighter than this...

Doesn't come much cheaper and lighter than this stuff:

https://www.tlc-direct.co.uk/Products/AF20BS.html
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-02-2020, 06:27 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,542
Posted By rsr3
Have a look for some "Wurth Industrie Clean" on...

Have a look for some "Wurth Industrie Clean" on eBay. Even smells nice!
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-01-2020, 12:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,075
Posted By rsr3
Thanks Larry - have not ordered the finish kit at...

Thanks Larry - have not ordered the finish kit at this stage but I do intend to order the darker tint. I was toying with the idea of the Beringer kit but it seems a lot of extra money for something...
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-31-2019, 12:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,075
Posted By rsr3
Ordering fuselage

Following on from the sound advice I received before ordering my wing kit, can anybody suggest some additions to my RV7/tip-up/tailwheel fuselage kit order?

Thanks in advance, and happy new year!
Forum: RV-14 12-27-2019, 01:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,919
Posted By rsr3
Looks a similar set up to the RV7. I would say...

Looks a similar set up to the RV7. I would say that if the two riveted brackets are flush after riveting you are all good. In my opinion, if the bearing wasn't sat correctly they wouldn't have gone...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-03-2019, 02:59 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 21,584
Posted By rsr3
Received my Lemke RV7 interior last week. Very...

Received my Lemke RV7 interior last week. Very pleased, excellent quality. It smells like a new BMW!

Thanks Robert. Good work!!
Forum: RV-10 08-26-2019, 01:19 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 18,560
Posted By rsr3
In the past I?ve lost a door on a Pawnee and...

In the past I?ve lost a door on a Pawnee and smashed an entire glider canopy during aerobatics. The one thing I took away from both of those occasions was how pleasant it was to enjoy the view and...
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