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Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 07-18-2021, 02:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,766
Posted By agent4573
It's all dried out now.

It's all dried out now.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-15-2021, 11:02 AM
Replies: 199
Views: 11,342
Posted By agent4573
A checkride resets your BFR timeline and a BFR is...

A checkride resets your BFR timeline and a BFR is training, so I don't understand how you can accomplish "not training" activities and have it count towards a training requirement.

The second...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-15-2021, 09:14 AM
Replies: 199
Views: 11,342
Posted By agent4573
I can understand not having the LODA for...

I can understand not having the LODA for instruction in someone else's plane, that was clarified in the EAA article and the wording reads correctly in the FAA official release. So I can agree with...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-14-2021, 04:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 659
Posted By agent4573
The catalogue page for the socketless...

The catalogue page for the socketless hose/fittings says the operating pressure for all sizes is 250 psi. That seems low to me for a brake system. I believe the plastic hose that ships with the kits...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-14-2021, 04:07 PM
Replies: 199
Views: 11,342
Posted By agent4573
Just to add one more data point to this thread, I...

Just to add one more data point to this thread, I was denied my LODAs today. I submitted with the information asking for a LODA to take transition training in someone else's airplane and was told...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-09-2021, 02:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 659
Posted By agent4573
EarthX also sells the high polish insulated...

EarthX also sells the high polish insulated battery box to help with the firewall heating issues.
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 07-07-2021, 11:17 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,014
Posted By agent4573
One thing I didn't see mentioned in this thread...

One thing I didn't see mentioned in this thread is the tie down once you're in your parking...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-01-2021, 09:26 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,965
Posted By agent4573
It's because I have the maturity level of a 12...

It's because I have the maturity level of a 12 year old.
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-30-2021, 02:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 684
Posted By agent4573
Oh man, you're gonna get so many opinions, and...

Oh man, you're gonna get so many opinions, and unfortunately no one can make this decision for you.

Dual Mags: Old school technology but if it passes the mag check on the ground, likely won't be...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-30-2021, 11:06 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,956
Posted By agent4573
Oh, I don't expect to get anywhere near 300k for...

Oh, I don't expect to get anywhere near 300k for it. Our estimate has always been it'll take just over 200k in bits and pieces and realistically we could offload it quickly for 140-150k if something...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-30-2021, 10:51 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,956
Posted By agent4573
The quick build kit was just over 40k for wings,...

The quick build kit was just over 40k for wings, empannage and fuse.
The new IO-375 was 46k with taxes.
The garmin panel was 52k with servos and some other bits.
The whirlwind prop was 13.5k.

So 4...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-30-2021, 09:27 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,956
Posted By agent4573
Parts alone are going to cost me over 200k on an...

Parts alone are going to cost me over 200k on an RV7 build. That only leaves a $50/hr shop rate for labor before you hit the 300k mark on a new build.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-29-2021, 08:33 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,956
Posted By agent4573
We ended up using lightstream for our...

We ended up using lightstream for our construction loan. They do regular purchase loans as well.
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-28-2021, 03:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,159
Posted By agent4573
Pretty easy install. I had to cut/sand the rear...

Pretty easy install. I had to cut/sand the rear most 1" at about a 45 degree angle so they wouldn't be making contact with the skin. Besides that its just about taking your time and lining things up.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-27-2021, 10:50 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,421
Posted By agent4573
Try MS35206-281 or AN515-416R12 or R16. I'll be...

Try MS35206-281 or AN515-416R12 or R16.

I'll be replacing mine with McMaster part
https://www.mcmaster.com/90124A542 since they're prefilled for safety wire.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-24-2021, 07:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,150
Posted By agent4573
Iphones store orientation data in a format that...

Iphones store orientation data in a format that only apple devices can read. Other systems just pic a direction and go with when they don't have the orientation data.
Forum: RV-10 06-22-2021, 12:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 521
Posted By agent4573
The SDS guy may chime in, but the pumps they...

The SDS guy may chime in, but the pumps they provide look extremely similar to Walbro pumps. These are highly regarded pumps for custom car and offroad applications. They just work (as long as you...
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-22-2021, 10:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,083
Posted By agent4573
You didn't specify if he has a nose wheel fairing...

You didn't specify if he has a nose wheel fairing installed. If he does, remove it and attempt to recreate the vibration. If he doesn't, see if he can find one to borrow for a few flights. If its not...
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-21-2021, 02:15 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 98,788
Posted By agent4573
You're correct. 78.31"

You're correct. 78.31"
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-21-2021, 01:45 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,601
Posted By agent4573
I think either way will work fine. A nutplate...

I think either way will work fine.

A nutplate has 2x 3/32 rivets for attachment. Combined cross sectional area is .0552 sq.inches and shear strength is 26,000 psi. The rivets in shear can hold 1435...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-21-2021, 10:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 894
Posted By agent4573
All 4 are the same, but the bottom 2 get...

All 4 are the same, but the bottom 2 get installed the opposite direction from the top 2. There's a stiff side and a soft side to each mount, the stiff side gets put in compression (rear most...
Forum: RV-9/9A 06-16-2021, 04:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,931
Posted By agent4573
Best practice is to install bolt heads forward,...

Best practice is to install bolt heads forward, up, or out. If you deviate from best practice there should be a reason for it.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-16-2021, 08:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 960
Posted By agent4573
Building an RV7 and putting in dual side...

Building an RV7 and putting in dual side controls. Bought a "left" and a "right" side DJM dual quadrant. The right side was custom made, but could be built from a standard DJM quadrant and an acrylic...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 06-11-2021, 10:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 896
Posted By agent4573
They put the tanks midboard in the wing, not in...

They put the tanks midboard in the wing, not in the wing root. With the dihedral of the wing, this put the lowest part of the tank above the fuel selector valve. The fuel selector valve in the...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-10-2021, 04:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,308
Posted By agent4573
I'll be the first one to jump in and say, holy...

I'll be the first one to jump in and say, holy ****. My first assumption was cold weld that separated, but the weld didn't fail, it pulled the entire tube apart and cracked another one. If your based...
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-09-2021, 04:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 781
Posted By agent4573
I also used the -40 and it installed without a...

I also used the -40 and it installed without a problem, haven't flown yet though. If you're not going to order the van's bolt kit, make sure to get the extra washers for the lower mount between the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-09-2021, 12:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 473
Posted By agent4573
https://www.steinair.com/product/fitting-straight-...

https://www.steinair.com/product/fitting-straight-pitot-union-connector-1-4-to-3-16-adapter/

If you truly have a 1/4 aluminum, you can use any 1/4 to 1/4 QD connector. If you have 3/16 aluminum,...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 06-09-2021, 10:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 896
Posted By agent4573
Low wing's shouldn't have a "both". If you're on...

Low wing's shouldn't have a "both". If you're on both and one tank runs dry, the fuel pump will suck air from the empty tank before it pumps fuel from the tank with gas in it. On high wings, gravity...
Forum: Painting your RV 06-07-2021, 12:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,090
Posted By agent4573
I took a trip down to Artcraft and looked at...

I took a trip down to Artcraft and looked at their work. I would still like to take a look at CCD and T&P before I make a choice. If anyone in the bay area happens to be doing an out and back to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-07-2021, 11:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,144
Posted By agent4573
Nitpicking edge cases, but according to your...

Nitpicking edge cases, but according to your logic, an engine out IFE with a 10 mile glide to the airport means you can be single pilot with a flight time of 1.0, but a PIC time of 0.8. Since PIC is...
Forum: California 06-03-2021, 04:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,249
Posted By agent4573
6750' elevation, 9000+ DA in the summer,...

6750' elevation, 9000+ DA in the summer, surrounded by mountains....

It's an awesome little airpot, but make sure you can get back off the ground before you head that way. I don't think an RV would...
Forum: Fiberglass 05-31-2021, 12:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 420
Posted By agent4573
How do you set them below the surface? For my...

How do you set them below the surface? For my trial piece I took the countersink a little deep, but just ended up setting the head flush with a gap under the head.
Forum: Fiberglass 05-31-2021, 12:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 420
Posted By agent4573
Setting rivets below skin

Besides just going extra deep with the counter sink, is there a trick or technique for setting flush head rivets below the skin? Working on the cowl and want to be sure the heads are below the...
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-26-2021, 06:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 909
Posted By agent4573
http://www.rv7build.com/left-fuel-tank-part-i-4-5-...

http://www.rv7build.com/left-fuel-tank-part-i-4-5-hrs/
http://www.rv7build.com/left-fuel-tank-part-ii-8-0-hrs/
http://www.rv7build.com/left-fuel-tank-part-iii-8-0-hrs/

You can do the flop tube...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-26-2021, 04:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,041
Posted By agent4573
A buddy bought a Cozy that was still in phase 1...

A buddy bought a Cozy that was still in phase 1 and used it a negotiating tool to lower the price. The FAA wouldn't grant a ferry permit to bring it closer to home for testing, so he had to take...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-26-2021, 11:11 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,778
Posted By agent4573
I would suggest a hard shell, locked carrier for...

I would suggest a hard shell, locked carrier for the cat.

My friend tells this story every now and then, and while it's tragic, there are some lessons to learn from it. There was a time when his...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-24-2021, 09:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,148
Posted By agent4573
Cleveland sent you the wrong tool. Their part...

Cleveland sent you the wrong tool. Their part number is cc8, but it needs a #19 pilot for a #8 screw. In the video on Cleveland's countersink cutter page he is holding 3 cutters. The one on the left...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-24-2021, 05:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,148
Posted By agent4573
Is CC8 stamped on the cutter anywhere? It sounds...

Is CC8 stamped on the cutter anywhere? It sounds like that is a CC10.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-19-2021, 08:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,296
Posted By agent4573
I can send you the solidworks part file for the...

I can send you the solidworks part file for the key and you can submit it to a number of online machine shops to get a few made up if you would like. They seem to be the same price for 2 vs 20 as the...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-19-2021, 08:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,134
Posted By agent4573
Last week sucked all around: work, plane, life,...

Last week sucked all around: work, plane, life, etc. I took a few days off to cool down and then made 34 spacers for the tabs I screwed up. I counter sunk the spacers to absorb the dimple and will...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-13-2021, 10:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,134
Posted By agent4573
Looks like I get to order a complete new set of...

Looks like I get to order a complete new set of flanges then. Gonna be fun redrilling all the new flanges to match the holes I've already put in the fiberglass. There's only one picture in the...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-13-2021, 08:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,134
Posted By agent4573
Skybolt cowl fastener issue

Maybe I'm missing something obvious so I hope you guys can help. Getting ready to install the sky bolt receptacles and I just don't understand the design. The rivets that hold the receptacle to the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-13-2021, 11:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,590
Posted By agent4573
Higher cylinder pressures and large degrees of...

Higher cylinder pressures and large degrees of rotation between power strokes would increase the vibe levels, but it likely won't damage anything.

I would be more concerned with prop limitations....
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-11-2021, 01:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,129
Posted By agent4573
https://www.pegasusautoracing.com/productselection...

https://www.pegasusautoracing.com/productselection.asp?Product=3077-002
Forum: RV-10 05-10-2021, 12:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 998
Posted By agent4573
I contacted Flyboys who got a hold of DJM for me...

I contacted Flyboys who got a hold of DJM for me and had a custom 2 lever quadrant made up. I went with their flat quadrant, but there shouldn't be a reason you can't get the DJM curved quadrant...
Forum: Safety 05-10-2021, 12:05 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,021
Posted By agent4573
I've read the other thread as well, and I can...

I've read the other thread as well, and I can understand the OPs response. He posted a problem with his setup and it only took 2-3 responses for someone to question his entire build philosophy...
Forum: Painting your RV 05-05-2021, 02:34 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,090
Posted By agent4573
Please send me some pics when it's done. If...

Please send me some pics when it's done. If you're anywhere near the bay area, I would love to actually be able to see it in person once its finished.
Forum: Painting your RV 05-05-2021, 01:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,090
Posted By agent4573
For the guys recommending Kracon, it looks like...

For the guys recommending Kracon, it looks like on their website they don't use a paint booth, just a hangar with some plastic sheeting. Have you guys had an issues with dust/dirt being trapped in...
Forum: Painting your RV 05-04-2021, 10:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,090
Posted By agent4573
T&P Aero refinishers? For the guys recommending...

T&P Aero refinishers?

For the guys recommending art craft, any chance you can post pictures of the plane or any other details? How long did they have it, type of work done, and if your willing to...
Forum: Painting your RV 05-04-2021, 07:32 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,090
Posted By agent4573
West Coast Painters

Looking for a recommendation to get our RV painted. It's not flying yet, but we're hoping to get on a wait list for early next year. Located in the Bay Area, willing to travel most of the west coast...
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-04-2021, 02:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 745
Posted By agent4573
Those are likely the seat pieces. I remember...

Those are likely the seat pieces. I remember cutting mine from a 6 or 7' length of channel. I've mostly stopped caring about raw material like that and just use whatever length I can find. They...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-04-2021, 01:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 919
Posted By agent4573
It took me 3-4 months and hundreds of hours to do...

It took me 3-4 months and hundreds of hours to do the canopy and empannage fiberglass work. If you have the engine mount, you can install that and get 90% of the firewall holes drilled and prepped. I...
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-04-2021, 09:42 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,177
Posted By agent4573
When you said multiple ground points I...

When you said multiple ground points I immediately thought you meant grounds all over the airplane. Forrest of tabs or multiple ground studs right next to each other makes a ton more sense.
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-03-2021, 10:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,526
Posted By agent4573
Are the ADC boxes not able to take calibration...

Are the ADC boxes not able to take calibration data to account for type and placement of static ports? It seems like a few GPS box runs and you'd have a decent curve fit that you could program into...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-30-2021, 10:44 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 8,672
Posted By agent4573
We maxed out a VPX Pro and still have 16 circuit...

We maxed out a VPX Pro and still have 16 circuit breakers for our Ebus. It is a little disheartening when you try to consolidate with the latest tech and still end up having to put an array of old...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-30-2021, 10:36 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,177
Posted By agent4573
Can you elaborate on this? Multiple grounding...

Can you elaborate on this? Multiple grounding points seems like you're asking for noise and ground loop complications.
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-30-2021, 10:25 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,270
Posted By agent4573
This is all true, but for completeness, this...

This is all true, but for completeness, this equivalency only works for DC systems. If you're pushing AC through the conductor, a stranded 2 gauge cable will conduct better than solid copper with the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-29-2021, 03:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,792
Posted By agent4573
Congrats. I never thought about hiring a rollback...

Congrats. I never thought about hiring a rollback to move the plane. I was always planning on a uhaul with a lift gate. Your way seems so much easier.
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-29-2021, 11:22 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,270
Posted By agent4573
I would not recommend attaching the ground like...

I would not recommend attaching the ground like that. The bolts, nuts and washers all have standards to which they made, including compression strength. Unless you have a report that says the copper...
Forum: Safety 04-27-2021, 03:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,061
Posted By agent4573
Gotcha. That makes a lot more sense. Initially I...

Gotcha. That makes a lot more sense. Initially I thought you got rid of the alt1+2 on/off switches. I couldn't figure for the life of me how getting rid of your alternator switches would be helpful.
Forum: Safety 04-27-2021, 01:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,061
Posted By agent4573
If your alternators are automatic switchover, how...

If your alternators are automatic switchover, how do you test that the backup is working on your preflight without a switch to turn off the primary?
Forum: California 04-21-2021, 03:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 783
Posted By agent4573
Cool. PM me a quote for a 1" and 1.5" version...

Cool. PM me a quote for a 1" and 1.5" version with a through bolt. Thanks.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-20-2021, 11:53 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 73,764
Posted By agent4573
The numbers I took are out of the Van's...

The numbers I took are out of the Van's instructions. If those are wrong, there's a lot of planes out there built per plans with incorrect hole sizes.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-19-2021, 10:37 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,923
Posted By agent4573
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