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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-23-2021, 09:58 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,520
Posted By SantosDumont
Serious question... how is this any different...

Serious question... how is this any different than a Vans QB kit?
Forum: Tools 10-11-2021, 08:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 438
Posted By SantosDumont
I use the longeron, thin nose 3", and 1" short...

I use the longeron, thin nose 3", and 1" short with a notch that I grinded into it to do the trim tab.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-11-2021, 08:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,363
Posted By SantosDumont
Too bad MSFS IFR flight engine is complete...

Too bad MSFS IFR flight engine is complete garbage at the moment. They put all the money into making the graphics awesome. Story of every video game ever.

But hey if i can model my interior,...
Forum: RV-14 10-08-2021, 08:07 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 931
Posted By SantosDumont
I still have the whelen LED 500 taillight from my...

I still have the whelen LED 500 taillight from my Mooney when I put Tailbeacon on it... so probably just going to slap that on.
Forum: RV-14 10-06-2021, 08:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 712
Posted By SantosDumont
I don't have this tool and have not found a...

I don't have this tool and have not found a reason to need it.
Forum: RV-14 10-03-2021, 12:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 688
Posted By SantosDumont
I use Andrew Kilroyís videos as the bible for my...

I use Andrew Kilroyís videos as the bible for my build. Iíll watch his video about a section before I do it.
Forum: RV-14 09-28-2021, 06:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,405
Posted By SantosDumont
I have a 6Ē but I like the idea of having one for...

I have a 6Ē but I like the idea of having one for scotchbrite and one for grinding.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-26-2021, 12:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,199
Posted By SantosDumont
This is so smart!

This is so smart!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-16-2021, 08:50 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,046
Posted By SantosDumont
There should be a RV class. I think I read...

There should be a RV class. I think I read somewhere that you only need 7 planes to sign up to be a class.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-15-2021, 09:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 682
Posted By SantosDumont
doesn't it have to freeze to like -40 for it to...

doesn't it have to freeze to like -40 for it to not cure?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-15-2021, 05:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,046
Posted By SantosDumont
I'm disappointed they're not live streaming it...

I'm disappointed they're not live streaming it this year. They did before and it was excellent. I'd even pay to watch.
Forum: Tools 09-14-2021, 07:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 827
Posted By SantosDumont
There's three tools I use: 95% edges -...

There's three tools I use:

95% edges - Scotchbrite 7S Wheel (https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/topages/scotchdeburrwheel.php)

5% edges - Mango...
Forum: RV-14 09-13-2021, 10:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,603
Posted By SantosDumont
It's not that hard if you have a work from home...

It's not that hard if you have a work from home job. My goal is 1hr per day and I'm usually able to squeeze it in between calls.
Forum: RV-14 09-13-2021, 02:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,603
Posted By SantosDumont
I had the money January 2020 for everything, but...

I had the money January 2020 for everything, but I thought eh I might as well leave my market accounts alone and let them continue to grow. Then March 2020 happened. I spent a year in my garage...
Forum: RV-14 09-11-2021, 09:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 442
Posted By SantosDumont
I'm sure you'll find someone in SoCal, but you're...

I'm sure you'll find someone in SoCal, but you're welcome to hop over to Vegas and look in my garage and smash some rivets if you want.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-10-2021, 05:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 657
Posted By SantosDumont
The other day I pulled out my practice kit that I...

The other day I pulled out my practice kit that I did at the SportAir workshop. I was quite surprised at how banged up it was and how poorly all of the rivets were set...

so yeah get two or three...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-09-2021, 09:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 668
Posted By SantosDumont
I'm doing SB but I have tons of free time and I...

I'm doing SB but I have tons of free time and I want to drive every rivet myself. I really haven't found anything difficult... yet. Although when I pull out my empennage parts and look at them I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-04-2021, 11:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 931
Posted By SantosDumont
If you look at Pg. 27 of the VFR Chart Legend...

If you look at Pg. 27 of the VFR Chart Legend (https://www.faa.gov/air_traffic/flight_info/aeronav/digital_products/aero_guide/media/editions/16Jul2020/cug-complete.pdf) it says it's where class E...
Forum: Alternative Engines 09-03-2021, 10:25 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,062
Posted By SantosDumont
As someone that needs to hop over the Rockies and...

As someone that needs to hop over the Rockies and Sierras, and wants to go where you can't get 100LL this thing scratches the itch for me. If they can actually get it out in 2023 Ima be first in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-29-2021, 11:16 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,641
Posted By SantosDumont
If I could do it over again I would have ordered...

If I could do it over again I would have ordered all of the kits at once so I wouldn't spend any time waiting on parts to show up, and I could have avoided that whole stock market fiasco. But who...
Forum: RV-14 08-28-2021, 04:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,167
Posted By SantosDumont
Canopy Release

Are there any procedures anywhere that describe what you need to do if you ever have to pull the canopy release during flight to bail out? What speed, attitude, etc?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-27-2021, 05:11 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,360
Posted By SantosDumont
I accidentally ripped my A20s in half climbing...

I accidentally ripped my A20s in half climbing out of my Mooney. Bose fixed them for free. Amazing service! Customer for life now.
Forum: RV-14 08-27-2021, 11:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,006
Posted By SantosDumont
get the dimple vise grips. I've also seen people...

get the dimple vise grips. I've also seen people fit the dimple dies in and then use vice grips to clamp down on them.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-27-2021, 10:13 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,181
Posted By SantosDumont
Maybe get a solar charged battery to run the...

Maybe get a solar charged battery to run the compressor? It doesn't need to run constantly, mine kicks on maybe once or twice for 5 minutes per building session.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-26-2021, 12:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 769
Posted By SantosDumont
Iím using webuildplanes.com. It web based. It...

Iím using webuildplanes.com. It web based. It works great from my phone. Itís free. Its awesome.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-24-2021, 07:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 691
Posted By SantosDumont
Just get started. If you need practice go buy...

Just get started. If you need practice go buy some aluminum from Home Depot until you're confident that you can smash a rivet and countersink consistently.

If you screw up a part, well that gives...
Forum: RV-14 08-23-2021, 08:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 829
Posted By SantosDumont
Just buy it from Vans. I bought some from a...

Just buy it from Vans. I bought some from a different vendor and it wasnít sticky enough to hold down the trailing edge. Bought from Vans and for the same price got a roll that was 2x as big,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-10-2021, 10:56 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 481
Posted By SantosDumont
Me too! I'm on the list at BVU, at the bottom...

Me too! I'm on the list at BVU, at the bottom because they somehow "lost" me.

I'm still about two years away from having a completed plane though.
Forum: RV-14 08-09-2021, 01:03 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,300
Posted By SantosDumont
I kinda wish I would have kept my hangar, or at...

I kinda wish I would have kept my hangar, or at least found another airplane to share the rent. Instead I gave it up and now I'm at the bottom of the list.

At least I'm saving the hangar rent and...
Forum: RV-14 08-05-2021, 12:32 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,620
Posted By SantosDumont
I use an adjustable height rolling table from...

I use an adjustable height rolling table from home depot to clamp the DRDT2 and then another workbench to lay the skin on.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-05-2021, 12:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,542
Posted By SantosDumont
The tail kit is basically the same for both...

The tail kit is basically the same for both planes. If you haven't yet, it's worth buying the digital plans. They sell them on USB for $10. I took Adobe acrobat and combined all the sections into...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-02-2021, 02:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,325
Posted By SantosDumont
Yeah I tried to ask him basic questions about his...

Yeah I tried to ask him basic questions about his opinion on the affect on the build times with the TSI using pop rivets instead of solid rivets and he pivoted into talking about build centers.

I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-02-2021, 02:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,325
Posted By SantosDumont
I sat in the Mojogrip TSI at OSH. I think the...

I sat in the Mojogrip TSI at OSH. I think the TSI is going to be the next plane I build after the -14 (unless the -15 comes out before then).

The 14 really satisfies my 90% mission of solo XC...
Forum: California 07-14-2021, 10:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,198
Posted By SantosDumont
There's a landing fee at SMO, so like, do touch...

There's a landing fee at SMO, so like, do touch and goes at another airport. Pattern work at SMO is gonna be expensive.

Jump over the hill up to the high desert and you pretty much have the whole...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-08-2021, 10:49 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 18,812
Posted By SantosDumont
It irks me that the FAA is claiming that they...

It irks me that the FAA is claiming that they need their guidance to match the letter of the law so they're requiring EAB owners and CFIs to get LODAs.

Then they suggest that they will have a way to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-06-2021, 09:26 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,418
Posted By SantosDumont
I guess I'm in the process of moving from...

I guess I'm in the process of moving from certified to EAB. I owned a Mooney for 600 hours, but having a certified plane invites a level of mechanic drama into your life that I just couldn't deal...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-17-2021, 10:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,024
Posted By SantosDumont
How often is this class offered? I just got my...

How often is this class offered? I just got my fuse kit so I'm not ready to wire anything, but I think I'll be ready in about 6 months.
Forum: RV-14 06-15-2021, 10:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 567
Posted By SantosDumont
Just be warned that there's logistics behind...

Just be warned that there's logistics behind getting a hangar too, so make sure you are considering that part. I was trying to find a hangar last week, turns out my name got erased from the waiting...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-14-2021, 10:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,337
Posted By SantosDumont
Or maybe just buy the Vans toolbox kit (or any of...

Or maybe just buy the Vans toolbox kit (or any of their practice kits) and make a local A&P buddy who can answer all your questions?

The EAA class you basically just spend two days learning...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-13-2021, 06:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,337
Posted By SantosDumont
Go to Airventure? The 101 classes are pretty...

Go to Airventure? The 101 classes are pretty much every day.
Forum: RV-14 06-07-2021, 04:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,800
Posted By SantosDumont
I got drunk on Christmas eve 2019 and ordered my...

I got drunk on Christmas eve 2019 and ordered my empennage kit... now my fuselage kit is about to show up.

I might just pull the trigger on the wings too since there's an 8 month lead time right...
Forum: RV-14 06-04-2021, 05:37 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,832
Posted By SantosDumont
I wish I would have cashed out my stocks and...

I wish I would have cashed out my stocks and bought all the kits at the same time. The stock market fiasco of 2020 seriously delayed my progress... when I had nothing to do but sit inside all day...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-01-2021, 02:27 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,496
Posted By SantosDumont
My take from the article was that the "new rule"...

My take from the article was that the "new rule" was the LSRM certification since the article is from 2012.

The article said that the 30 months just qualified him to be eligible to meet the minimum...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-01-2021, 01:48 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,496
Posted By SantosDumont
Well for one, I don't know anything, I'm just...

Well for one, I don't know anything, I'm just trying to learn what the available options are.

I'm not an ASI but I don't see why a logbook full of SLSA or ELSA maintenance wouldn't be satisfactory...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-01-2021, 01:18 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,496
Posted By SantosDumont
It seems like at least one FSDO has interpreted...

It seems like at least one FSDO has interpreted the requirement in 65.77(b) (https://www.law.cornell.edu/cfr/text/14/65.77) of 30 moths "practical experience concurrently performing the duties...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-01-2021, 11:41 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,496
Posted By SantosDumont
Ah yeah we're thinking about forming a flight...

Ah yeah we're thinking about forming a flight club so SLSA would be preferred, but looks like we could make ELSA work if all the members are equity members. But then I would need LSRM to do the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-01-2021, 11:14 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,496
Posted By SantosDumont
I don't have the time to take years off of work...

I don't have the time to take years off of work to get A&P, but I can take a few weeks off to get LSRM. The only LSRM course I've been able to find is a two week course at Rainbow in Missouri. If...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-01-2021, 11:07 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,496
Posted By SantosDumont
Scott, I don't think this is entirely correct. ...

Scott, I don't think this is entirely correct.

According to this FAA guide, AIR-230 (https://www.faa.gov/aircraft/gen_av/light_sport/media/lsa_cert_8july2013.pdf) it says that LSRM can perform...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-01-2021, 09:22 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,496
Posted By SantosDumont
How to tell if the airworthiness cert is ELSA.

Iím thinking about partnering in an already built RV-12 and getting my LSRM and going to Rotax class so I can do my own annuals/condition inspections.

As far as I understand LSRM covers SLSA and...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-31-2021, 05:51 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,296
Posted By SantosDumont
I think I've had like 4 flats at this point. Now...

I think I've had like 4 flats at this point. Now I carry an extra tube with me.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-21-2021, 10:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,553
Posted By SantosDumont
I ordered the empennage kit, then the fuse kit...

I ordered the empennage kit, then the fuse kit because I figure the wings will be pretty easy to build and I want my kids to be able to sit in the fuse and make airplane noises. I will probably...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-21-2021, 11:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,130
Posted By SantosDumont
My fuse ship date was supposed to be in April,...

My fuse ship date was supposed to be in April, got contacted a couple weeks ago that it was ready for crating with an estimated ship date of 6-8 weeks.

I'm just finishing my elevators so I'm not...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-13-2021, 05:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,774
Posted By SantosDumont
ZOMG an actual modern web interface for ordering...

ZOMG an actual modern web interface for ordering for Vans?!!!!! Sign me up I'll take two!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-07-2021, 04:20 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 9,479
Posted By SantosDumont
Will be there.

Will be there.
Forum: RV-14 04-22-2021, 10:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,357
Posted By SantosDumont
Yay! Congrats!

Yay! Congrats!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-21-2021, 09:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,518
Posted By SantosDumont
Sometimes I wish I would have started my build...

Sometimes I wish I would have started my build when I started flying and I lived in Tehachapi, which is like aviation Mecca. I would definitely have had it completed by now, but I would just be...
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 04-21-2021, 09:39 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,686
Posted By SantosDumont
Could it be a turbine powered RV? Son of a... Iím...

Could it be a turbine powered RV? Son of a... Iím in!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-21-2021, 03:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,518
Posted By SantosDumont
Be careful with the idea that building is cheaper...

Be careful with the idea that building is cheaper than buying a 50 year old airplane. Over time, yes. But the initial acquisition cost of a 50 year old airplane is much lower than all of the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-21-2021, 09:42 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,734
Posted By SantosDumont
It really depends on if a ASI is having a bad day...

It really depends on if a ASI is having a bad day of not. I flew into HHR one time in my Mooney which had a somewhat pretentious paint scheme (it has flames on the nose). An ASI yellow tagged it...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-20-2021, 09:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,960
Posted By SantosDumont
Maybe go sit in a -8 before you decide? I sat in...

Maybe go sit in a -8 before you decide? I sat in a really nice one that a guy finished a couple hangars down from me and decided that it was too small. I'm a medium sized guy, but I decided it...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-13-2021, 12:53 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,050
Posted By SantosDumont
I sold my first bike when I bought my Mooney. I...

I sold my first bike when I bought my Mooney. I figured I could only handle one death machine at a time. When I sold the Mooney and started building a RV I bought a BMW G650GS. I bought a Tesla...
Forum: RV-14 04-05-2021, 01:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 931
Posted By SantosDumont
Vans gave me an estimated ship date for my...

Vans gave me an estimated ship date for my fuselage of this month. I'm probably in the minority but I want to do my panel when I get the fuselage completed with the goal of giving my kids time to...
Forum: RV-14 04-05-2021, 11:28 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 12,223
Posted By SantosDumont
Vans is willing to chat with customers about...

Vans is willing to chat with customers about alternative engines. They talked with me when I was exploring alternative options for my RV-14. But they only have limited resources so unless you want...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-19-2021, 11:00 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,474
Posted By SantosDumont
I accidentally ripped my A20s in half by tripping...

I accidentally ripped my A20s in half by tripping on them trying to get out of my Mooney. If youíve ever been in a Mooney... well then you know exactly what happened.

Bose fixed them for free. It...
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