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Forum: RV General Discussion/News Today, 08:04 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 610
Posted By David Paule
Hate to say this since I'm nine years into my...

Hate to say this since I'm nine years into my RV-3B project, but the cheapest airplane is probably a used one, and that includes certified.

Split your goal up so that one goal is to fly and the...
Forum: My RV Build Project Yesterday, 11:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 405
Posted By David Paule
What does the avionics switch do for you? Can you...

What does the avionics switch do for you? Can you eliminate it?

Is your ELT on battery power if it's switch is on and the master is off? Because some are not, and those switches can be left on.

I...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-07-2021, 11:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 558
Posted By David Paule
I like. Beautifully simple. Dave

I like.

Beautifully simple.

Dave
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 04-07-2021, 11:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 488
Posted By David Paule
Look at the Otto P7 series. I emailed their data...

Look at the Otto P7 series. I emailed their data sheet to you.

Dave
Forum: My RV Build Project 04-07-2021, 11:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 405
Posted By David Paule
Scott, I like to have a flow to the starting and...

Scott, I like to have a flow to the starting and to the shutdown. I prefer going left to right for the start-up, and right to left for the shutdown. Yours is more of a hopscotch pattern.

Now that's...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-05-2021, 03:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 337
Posted By David Paule
The previous poster, Blake, has given me...

The previous poster, Blake, has given me excellent service. Happy to say he's one of the numerous good guys in this field. I'd buy from him again and probably will.

Before changing tailwheels or...
Forum: My RV Build Project 04-05-2021, 01:55 PM
Replies: 551
Views: 328,671
Posted By David Paule
Thanks for these comments. I have sat in the...

Thanks for these comments.

I have sat in the cockpit a number of times with the switch panel (and the avionics shelf, which is part of the same fiberglass part) installed. I need to pay attention...
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 04-04-2021, 04:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 720
Posted By David Paule
Even using simple hand tools provides that...

Even using simple hand tools provides that advantage.

Dave
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-03-2021, 01:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 556
Posted By David Paule
That's pretty darn clever. Good job! Dave

That's pretty darn clever. Good job!

Dave
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-03-2021, 10:49 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,198
Posted By David Paule
I've seen some of these parts - they look...

I've seen some of these parts - they look great.

Dave
Forum: My RV Build Project 04-01-2021, 07:24 PM
Replies: 551
Views: 328,671
Posted By David Paule
Here’s the next revision of the switch panel This...

Here’s the next revision of the switch panel This one works fine - it’s what I’ll do for the real one. Left to right,

Start
Master Battery/Alternator LH ignition
RH ignition
Fuel pump
Nav/Strobe...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-31-2021, 06:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 992
Posted By David Paule
I didn't know that I might be able to get hangar...

I didn't know that I might be able to get hangar coverage on my homeowner's insurance. I have it on a stand-alone policy, and it includes something for project coverage, too. It's more than just...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-30-2021, 10:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 208
Posted By David Paule
Thanks, Mike. Dave

Thanks, Mike.

Dave
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-30-2021, 09:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 208
Posted By David Paule
Looking For PTT Switch

I've got this one (https://www.steinair.com/product/14-momentary-push-button-switch/) from Steinair.com.

https://www.steinair.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/PTT-SWITCH-L-DSC03556.jpg

Functionally,...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-29-2021, 06:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 260
Posted By David Paule
When I changed engines on my non-RV, I had the...

When I changed engines on my non-RV, I had the chance to use a digital tach, and my mechanical tach was accurate through its range. At that time it was about 40 years old, but I'd replaced the cable...
Forum: RV-3 03-29-2021, 06:43 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 128
Posted By David Paule
Manual Trim Cable Routing?

Anyone have any photos of the trim cable going into the stabilizer rib?

Hoe about going through the F-309 bulkhead? This is the aft-most full height bulkhead.

I have the holes through the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-29-2021, 01:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 871
Posted By David Paule
I bought all the airframe kits at once. Then one...

I bought all the airframe kits at once. Then one day Santa offered me a deal on an engine. Once I got the engine, I ordered the finish kit. I'm building an RV-3B and there is no FWF kit for that...
Forum: Fiberglass 03-28-2021, 07:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 953
Posted By David Paule
Actually, in my experience, once the strength and...

Actually, in my experience, once the strength and stiffness has been matched, in a decent design, the carbon one is indeed lighter.

Dave
Old retired engineer
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-28-2021, 04:19 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,331
Posted By David Paule
They've stopped using the metal cans? Dave

They've stopped using the metal cans?

Dave
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-28-2021, 02:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,328
Posted By David Paule
I have a non-RV with a carb. That plane has an...

I have a non-RV with a carb. That plane has an ARP carburetor ice detector. The light comes on when there's actual ice, and it shows the onset of icing. It's been reliable to the point that my RV-3B...
Forum: RV-3 03-28-2021, 08:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 546
Posted By David Paule
210 mph which is almost 183 kts, and it's...

210 mph which is almost 183 kts, and it's TAS.

On a few RV-3s, the builder installed mass balances. As far as I know, there have been no reported cases of flutter or accidents due to flutter on...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-26-2021, 06:07 PM
Replies: 1,841
Views: 517,031
Posted By David Paule
Frankly, I like food and think that for a...

Frankly, I like food and think that for a productive RV experience, food must be a part of it. Keep it up, Steve. I'm interested in your conclusions regarding your favorite pizza.

On my VAF builder...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-25-2021, 07:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 411
Posted By David Paule
Side Tipping Canopies - Hold-Open Devices

I've seen three RVs in the last couple of weeks that had ways to keep the canopy from opening too far but none had any way to keep the canopy from blowing shut accidentally if a gust caught it on the...
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 03-25-2021, 12:55 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,954
Posted By David Paule
Jay, you described the Cyclone 180, a Cessna 180...

Jay, you described the Cyclone 180, a Cessna 180 clone kit from the 1990s. They are no longer available. I suppose there's not a great demand for them relatively speaking, any more than there was for...
Forum: Tools 03-25-2021, 11:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 881
Posted By David Paule
We use a bucket, a bucket/squeezer thing and a...

We use a bucket, a bucket/squeezer thing and a mop. Works well but is a pain. Last time it took two of us maybe six hours to do the 1,900 square feet. Cheap, though.

Dave
Forum: My RV Build Project 03-25-2021, 10:24 AM
Replies: 551
Views: 328,671
Posted By David Paule
The airspeed indicator is simply because I am...

The airspeed indicator is simply because I am trying to preserve the operational similarity to my C180, which not only has one but has the same maximum flap speed. Also it's a back up if the wee...
Forum: My RV Build Project 03-24-2021, 06:40 PM
Replies: 551
Views: 328,671
Posted By David Paule
Finn, thereís plenty of stick clearance, and...

Finn, thereís plenty of stick clearance, and although I checked that before committing to this avionics shelf/switch panel system, it was definitely worth double-checking now. I didnít measure it but...
Forum: RV-3 03-24-2021, 12:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 346
Posted By David Paule
Van's has an RV-3 plans thumb drive, which does...

Van's has an RV-3 plans thumb drive, which does not contain cowl drawings but does contain the firewall drawing, and perhaps that might assist you.

Otherwise I think the answer is "42," and thanks...
Forum: My RV Build Project 03-23-2021, 07:49 PM
Replies: 551
Views: 328,671
Posted By David Paule
This is a mock-up of the switch panel thatís...

This is a mock-up of the switch panel thatís under the instrument panel. The real one is integral with the avionics shelf and I didnít want to drill holes in it until I was sure of the positions....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-23-2021, 01:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 544
Posted By David Paule
You can generally copy the contents of a PDF to...

You can generally copy the contents of a PDF to the clipboard, and thence to a Word document, where it can be edited.

Dave
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-22-2021, 06:42 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,264
Posted By David Paule
I used to have a 170. The restriction was because...

I used to have a 170. The restriction was because at the maximum flap speed, in a full slip, it would abruptly pitch down. At less than max flap speed, it was okay, at least at the weight and CG that...
Forum: RV-3 03-22-2021, 01:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,226
Posted By David Paule
I'll be seeing the plane in a few days - Derek is...

I'll be seeing the plane in a few days - Derek is not far from me, and I can probably assist with repairs and installation of the pitch servo.

Dave
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-22-2021, 09:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 850
Posted By David Paule
Well, it's going to be more like an LSA RV-4 with...

Well, it's going to be more like an LSA RV-4 with appropriately reduced performance. I would say that it's nothing close to an RV-8. Lightyears apart.

But it might be roughly equivalent to a tandem...
Forum: My RV Build Project 03-21-2021, 08:18 PM
Replies: 551
Views: 328,671
Posted By David Paule
The steps are made but so far are unprimed. Since...

The steps are made but so far are unprimed. Since the spar bulkheadís flange is truncated compared to what drawing 24 shows, I added a J stiffener to that area of the step. And since the joint to the...
Forum: RV-3 03-21-2021, 03:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,226
Posted By David Paule
Next time I'm at the airport, I'll try to measure...

Next time I'm at the airport, I'll try to measure the radius from the pivot to the pushrod attachment point for you. Mine is the RV-3B installation very much like Russell's. Perhaps using the same...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-21-2021, 11:00 AM
Replies: 1,841
Views: 517,031
Posted By David Paule
I'm wondering the same thing. The additional...

I'm wondering the same thing. The additional thickness could even be semi-localized at the threaded inserts.

I've been wondering how I'd attach the Dynon GPS antenna to my RV-3B, which is more...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-20-2021, 09:21 AM
Replies: 1,841
Views: 517,031
Posted By David Paule
It would be really nice to have threaded inserts...

It would be really nice to have threaded inserts built into the inner piece.

Dave
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-17-2021, 08:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,553
Posted By David Paule
If I understand things correctly, an RV-6A was...

If I understand things correctly, an RV-6A was built old-school. The RV-7A has parts which are considerably closer to being interchangeable than the older design RV-6A. In the event of difficulties,...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-17-2021, 08:24 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,388
Posted By David Paule
Dan had it right in post #8. Download ALL the...

Dan had it right in post #8. Download ALL the installation manuals of equipment that you might be interested in. Wouldn't hurt to do the same for the user manuals, since you might find that some...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-16-2021, 05:52 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,935
Posted By David Paule
Don't use polyester or nylon or polypropylene, as...

Don't use polyester or nylon or polypropylene, as they don't adhere well to epoxy.

Dave
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-16-2021, 11:58 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,935
Posted By David Paule
Some people add carbon. Dave

Some people add carbon.

Dave
Forum: RV-4 03-15-2021, 10:37 AM
Replies: 505
Views: 346,851
Posted By David Paule
With the wrap, are the aluminum parts necessary...

With the wrap, are the aluminum parts necessary any more?

Dave
Forum: Alternative Engines 03-14-2021, 09:33 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,818
Posted By David Paule
What's the diameter of the Verner? Any...

What's the diameter of the Verner?

Any difficulties anticipated with the change?

Dave
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-13-2021, 04:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 533
Posted By David Paule
EGT spread (as opposed to the actual value) will...

EGT spread (as opposed to the actual value) will depend on throttle position, since that affects mixing, and mixture setting.

Dave
Forum: Alternative Engines 03-13-2021, 01:44 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,818
Posted By David Paule
Why are you changing engines? Lots of us aren't...

Why are you changing engines?

Lots of us aren't on Facebook, by the way... VAF's Build section is also available.

Dave
Forum: RV-10 03-12-2021, 01:52 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,451
Posted By David Paule
There's a considerable difference between a bond...

There's a considerable difference between a bond that has properly-prepared surfaces and one that does not. The doors in the OP were clearly not properly prepared. If prepared according to the plans...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 03-12-2021, 01:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,357
Posted By David Paule
Keep the prop blur -it's perfect. Dave

Keep the prop blur -it's perfect.

Dave
Forum: RV-4 03-11-2021, 04:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 939
Posted By David Paule
It's an oversize tire. See this thread....

It's an oversize tire. See this thread. (https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?t=23360&highlight=380+tire)

Dave
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-11-2021, 09:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 382
Posted By David Paule
As they say, RTFM. The installation manuals for...

As they say, RTFM. The installation manuals for the avionics give guidance for this.

Dave
Forum: RV-3 03-09-2021, 07:24 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 81,669
Posted By David Paule
The front area of the seat pan has integral...

The front area of the seat pan has integral steps. On my plane I misinterpreted that detail and cut the seat pan so that the steps are separate pieces. (EDIT - the steps are supposed to be separate,...
Forum: RV-10 03-09-2021, 01:26 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,362
Posted By David Paule
I take issue with the idea that a 40 year old...

I take issue with the idea that a 40 year old certified airplane necessarily has high maintenance costs. Don't include in that things that are FAA mandated like ADS-B because you'll need those in an...
Forum: RV-10 03-09-2021, 11:22 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,451
Posted By David Paule
I would just assume that the builder did the same...

I would just assume that the builder did the same thing on every important fiberglass joint.

Dave
Forum: RV-10 03-09-2021, 11:21 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,362
Posted By David Paule
I see that fishing is one of your interests....

I see that fishing is one of your interests. There are airplanes other than RV-10s which might be better-suited for that aspect of your mission. If flying to fishing spots is important, consider that...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-07-2021, 07:31 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,962
Posted By David Paule
If you don't have easy O2 refill access, get a...

If you don't have easy O2 refill access, get a larger bottle. Refills are often flat-price regardless of size. The bottle should be removable, since walk-in bottles cost less to refill than if they...
Forum: My RV Build Project 03-06-2021, 06:37 PM
Replies: 551
Views: 328,671
Posted By David Paule
Moved the canopy out to the hangar to get it out...

Moved the canopy out to the hangar to get it out of the shop. Here it in in my car.

https://i.imgur.com/JkW6QTH.jpg

The crate and support frame I had been using as a stand for it are in my truck...
Forum: Alternative Engines 03-06-2021, 03:05 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 9,074
Posted By David Paule
This ought to be possible with a stock RV-10. It...

This ought to be possible with a stock RV-10. It most certainly is with my C180. Climb is reduced and take off distance is longer. The airport had enough runway (doesn't take much with a C180, longer...
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-05-2021, 08:04 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,244
Posted By David Paule
Mil-Spec also makes the quarter-turn fasteners. A...

Mil-Spec also makes the quarter-turn fasteners. A VAF poll a few years ago demonstrated equal satisfaction.

Dave
Forum: RV-3 03-04-2021, 06:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,483
Posted By David Paule
I was out at the hangar where the box of parts...

I was out at the hangar where the box of parts still remaining to install is located. I confirmed that the cheek is large enough for that battery.

Dave
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-04-2021, 06:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 715
Posted By David Paule
And you can use that in conjunction with the...

And you can use that in conjunction with the unneeded wires in some cables to get additional color-coded wire for use on some of the DIY cables.

Dave
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-04-2021, 12:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 715
Posted By David Paule
Some of the pre-made Dynon cables include more...

Some of the pre-made Dynon cables include more wires that you need. It's worth studying the installation manual and determining what to keep and what to remove. I wound up with extra wires which I...
Forum: Fiberglass 03-04-2021, 09:06 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,453
Posted By David Paule
You could make a fiberglass flange for it. Dave

You could make a fiberglass flange for it.

Dave
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-03-2021, 11:59 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,393
Posted By David Paule
It isometric view is a bit confusing since it...

It isometric view is a bit confusing since it doesn't show the short flange with a tapered face. It shows a part that's symmetric, and the other views don't.

Dave
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-03-2021, 09:17 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 29,290
Posted By David Paule
If you flipped the compass display 90 degrees you...

If you flipped the compass display 90 degrees you might have room for a turn-rate indicator too.

Dave
Forum: My RV Build Project 03-02-2021, 05:50 PM
Replies: 551
Views: 328,671
Posted By David Paule
I sure hope so. Your RV-3B is one of the really...

I sure hope so. Your RV-3B is one of the really good ones. Rob gave me a tour when he brought it out here.

The baggage rail stiffeners are now installed. They were glued in place and then riveted....
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