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Forum: RV-14 05-11-2021, 06:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 361
Posted By Ron B.
Anyone know when they started shipping UV...

Anyone know when they started shipping UV canopies?
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-10-2021, 05:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 871
Posted By Ron B.
Try smaller feet.

Try smaller feet.
Forum: RV-14 05-05-2021, 02:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 268
Posted By Ron B.
You might have to countersink them free hand as...

You might have to countersink them free hand as there are some that a countersink cage won't fit. I use an extension on my cutter and just go slowly. Keep trying a rivet until the required depth is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-30-2021, 12:55 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,381
Posted By Ron B.
Any concern of having fine particles being pushed...

Any concern of having fine particles being pushed back in the engine and not completely draining out, remaining in the engine contaminating the new oil?
Forum: Fiberglass 04-25-2021, 05:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,486
Posted By Ron B.
I don't think you want to mix PVA with wax. One...

I don't think you want to mix PVA with wax. One or the other they are not compatible.
Forum: RV-4 04-21-2021, 04:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,175
Posted By Ron B.
My SuperCub (sold) still has the same PC-680 I...

My SuperCub (sold) still has the same PC-680 I probably purchased in 2005. Ac flying since 2006. Not bad at all. While I had it it only let me down once on a frozen lake. Gave it a boost then and...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-19-2021, 04:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 558
Posted By Ron B.
I'm sure the vise grip style fluting pliers I...

I'm sure the vise grip style fluting pliers I have would take care of it. Most aviation tool stores should carry them.
Forum: RV-14 04-15-2021, 09:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 856
Posted By Ron B.
Welcome to VAF, your going to love the RV-14A.

Welcome to VAF, your going to love the RV-14A.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-13-2021, 04:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 749
Posted By Ron B.
Since you are not versed on the mechanics of your...

Since you are not versed on the mechanics of your brakes perhaps you should seek help in determining where your brake is leaking. No brakes at the wrong time would not be good.
Forum: RV-14 03-30-2021, 02:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 831
Posted By Ron B.
Definitely no sanding . Ends measured as per...

Definitely no sanding . Ends measured as per spec. according to Tony at Van's, tubing measures as per spec. also. This was before priming. Once the inside of the tubing was wet primed and dripped dry...
Forum: RV-14 03-29-2021, 11:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 831
Posted By Ron B.
Reply from Vanís, is to build on. Primer did...

Reply from Vanís, is to build on. Primer did tighten things somewhat.
Forum: RV-14 03-28-2021, 05:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 464
Posted By Ron B.
water drain holes

water drain holes
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-26-2021, 02:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 301
Posted By Ron B.
Should be welded to the leg. At least that is how...

Should be welded to the leg. At least that is how it was on the 14
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-26-2021, 02:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 835
Posted By Ron B.
Just helped my friend do this earlier this week...

Just helped my friend do this earlier this week on his 14. We let the tubes drip dry over night and as Van's instructions say we applied a light coating of grease over the tubing before sliding them...
Forum: RV-14 03-26-2021, 03:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,497
Posted By Ron B.
I have, followed Dan lead. Thanks again Dan.

I have, followed Dan lead. Thanks again Dan.
Forum: RV-10 03-25-2021, 05:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 449
Posted By Ron B.
I cannot get a good set rivet with arms stretched...

I cannot get a good set rivet with arms stretched out. Get a bucking buddy.
Forum: RV-14 03-25-2021, 01:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,497
Posted By Ron B.
Have you decided if your going to insulate the...

Have you decided if your going to insulate the firewall ? If so I would do that before you install the engine mount.
Forum: RV-10 03-24-2021, 06:07 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,308
Posted By Ron B.
Perhaps dimples were not as crisp as they should...

Perhaps dimples were not as crisp as they should have been during construction.
Forum: Propellers 03-23-2021, 06:25 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 256
Posted By Ron B.
Hartzell deliveries?

Just curious how the Hartzell props are coming in according to Van's schedules.
My friend's was, in his understanding, supposed to ship a few weeks ago. Not a peep from anyone if it's shipped or not....
Forum: RV-14 03-23-2021, 06:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,292
Posted By Ron B.
Is Alodine harmful to your health in that state....

Is Alodine harmful to your health in that state. I know the liquid Alodine is very toxic but I don't know if it needs paint over it to cover up the toxicity?
Forum: RV-10 03-23-2021, 05:45 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,096
Posted By Ron B.
I think you should build one first, then decide...

I think you should build one first, then decide if you want to build the second one. Not sure on your rules where you are but in Canada and the USA , you cannot build just to sell it. This does not...
Forum: Safety 03-22-2021, 05:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,485
Posted By Ron B.
You know, how many people will say "how the heck...

You know, how many people will say "how the heck did he do this, this could never happen to me". It can happen to anyone.
Thanks for posting.
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 03-19-2021, 04:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,471
Posted By Ron B.
As busy and as back logged Van's is , one would...

As busy and as back logged Van's is , one would hope they are only focusing on trying to supply what they have to offer at the moment, so my bet is no.
Forum: RV-14 03-13-2021, 05:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 831
Posted By Ron B.
1 1/8" wing pushrod

Normally the aluminum threaded insert is a tight fit in the 1 1/8" aluminum tube . Instructions call for sanding the insert to get them to slide in. My friends insert is .015" undersized and rattles...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-10-2021, 04:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,582
Posted By Ron B.
I try to use a piece of hardwood for a punch as...

I try to use a piece of hardwood for a punch as to not mar the inner bore of the hub where the race sits.
Forum: RV-10 03-09-2021, 02:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 430
Posted By Ron B.
On the RV-14 wing parts,(same parts as the 10...

On the RV-14 wing parts,(same parts as the 10 wing) they have color coded identification tags to indicate the parts that have been final sized. Don't know if it's the same on the 10 but I would...
Forum: Tools 03-04-2021, 05:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 458
Posted By Ron B.
Thanks Scott, yes that is what I am looking for....

Thanks Scott, yes that is what I am looking for. I have a shopping list at ACS and was hoping they carried them to save on shipping.
Forum: Tools 03-03-2021, 02:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 458
Posted By Ron B.
double offset rivet set

Looking for a part number at ACS for a double offset 12" back rivet set tool.
Thanks
Forum: RV-14 02-24-2021, 09:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,648
Posted By Ron B.
Thanks guys , hopefully in a few more weeks. He...

Thanks guys , hopefully in a few more weeks. He switched over to working on the wings today waiting.
Forum: RV-14 02-23-2021, 02:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,648
Posted By Ron B.
BO parts

Van's being so busy, I thought perhaps someone else checked to see how they are doing with back ordered parts?
Forum: RV-10 02-19-2021, 09:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 806
Posted By Ron B.
You're worried about the paper towel fire hazard...

You're worried about the paper towel fire hazard but not the foam?
Forum: Canada 02-17-2021, 06:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 797
Posted By Ron B.
Stits EP-420 Aircraft Spruce

Stits EP-420 Aircraft Spruce
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-16-2021, 04:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,412
Posted By Ron B.
If you get anything from ACS I would be very...

If you get anything from ACS I would be very surprised.
Forum: RV-14 02-09-2021, 04:47 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 714
Posted By Ron B.
Just did that yesterday. Position the seat rib on...

Just did that yesterday. Position the seat rib on the bottom skin where it belongs and you will see that fluting is required in order for the holes to follow the curve in the hole pattern on the...
Forum: My RV Build Project 02-07-2021, 05:37 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 9,019
Posted By Ron B.
You got married, she's not only a co-builder,...

You got married, she's not only a co-builder, she's a co-owner, congrats.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-06-2021, 09:09 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,269
Posted By Ron B.
Good for her, here's to a happy and healthy...

Good for her, here's to a happy and healthy retirement. 10 years at home raising her children and then another 30 on top of that. Will not see that with the generation coming.
Forum: Flight Testing 02-02-2021, 12:23 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,353
Posted By Ron B.
Come on guys, there is no shame in asking a more...

Come on guys, there is no shame in asking a more experienced pilot take up your aircraft for the first flights. To me someone asking the question should seek help , they are to be commended for doing...
Forum: RV-14 02-01-2021, 02:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,677
Posted By Ron B.
Have not received a PM

Have not received a PM
Forum: Reviews 02-01-2021, 02:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 538
Posted By Ron B.
Wow do we have security. Tried about three...

Wow do we have security. Tried about three different combinations for a pass word and the EAA webinar and they would not accept one of them. I'm done, if they don't want members to attend they should...
Forum: RV-14 02-01-2021, 09:21 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,677
Posted By Ron B.
Finishing kit does not include FWF, I don't think...

Finishing kit does not include FWF, I don't think seat belts are included. Don't know if you are happy to install the plastic brake lines that are provided with the kit?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-31-2021, 05:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,049
Posted By Ron B.
No I do not have NPT, they are 12mm X 1.75...

No I do not have NPT, they are 12mm X 1.75 threads (metric).
I will have to take a look at the Curtis dimensions. Thanks
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-30-2021, 05:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,049
Posted By Ron B.
Oil drains

I purchased the Saf-Air drain and with the newer style tanks they would require an adaptor ( I know that, only after purchasing and installing but nothing at ACS tells you they will not fit without...
Forum: Canada 01-27-2021, 04:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 720
Posted By Ron B.
Thanks for the heads up Tony. I have been...

Thanks for the heads up Tony. I have been tracking a friends alternators with Fedex from B & C today and I saw that they had made it to Nova Scotia . In talking to my friend , I asked if he had been...
Forum: Canada 01-27-2021, 01:33 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 11,209
Posted By Ron B.
Most US vendors don't honor free freight into...

Most US vendors don't honor free freight into Canada. You can order from California to eastern Maine free freight but if you go one foot into Canada you pay all shipping fees. I can see paying the...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-26-2021, 01:44 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 473
Posted By Ron B.
Mine did the same thing. Van's originally had you...

Mine did the same thing. Van's originally had you use Loctite on the screws but quickly addressed this mistake with a revision. I knew about the revision but forgot about it and didn't revise my...
Forum: RV-14 01-23-2021, 12:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,108
Posted By Ron B.
This is where Van's suggestion to tape over the...

This is where Van's suggestion to tape over the non dimpled holes really comes into play. Look over the drawings really well and tape over the holes that you are to skip before you start working the...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-18-2021, 07:57 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,032
Posted By Ron B.
Any chance it could be ABC fire extinguisher...

Any chance it could be ABC fire extinguisher powder. Has someone shot odd an extinguisher in the past, hope not.
Forum: RV-14 01-18-2021, 06:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,007
Posted By Ron B.
Most are but not all.

Most are but not all.
Forum: RV-14 01-15-2021, 11:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,075
Posted By Ron B.
Vanís has my replacement U-01420-1 on back order....

Vanís has my replacement U-01420-1 on back order. I would like to put my 14 back together and was wandering if the larger washer was anything special other than one inch in diameter with a 3/8Ē hole?...
Forum: RV-14 01-15-2021, 08:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,994
Posted By Ron B.
Scott, I think he might have been referring to...

Scott, I think he might have been referring to being tight as using up most of the block of foam?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-14-2021, 05:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,130
Posted By Ron B.
Youíre going to be close to the airport. I have a...

Youíre going to be close to the airport. I have a niece up there that I visit once COVID takes a hike. Hopefully we can visit. There is an RV 14A being built in PEI also. I have a friend building a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-14-2021, 02:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,130
Posted By Ron B.
Hi Ray, where abouts in Nova Scotia

Hi Ray, where abouts in Nova Scotia
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-14-2021, 11:53 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,415
Posted By Ron B.
In the photo it looks riveted upside down also?...

In the photo it looks riveted upside down also?
Oh, I guess it was removed!!!
Forum: Canada 01-12-2021, 01:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,174
Posted By Ron B.
Thanks Guys, I will pass this along.

Thanks Guys, I will pass this along.
Forum: Canada 01-12-2021, 12:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,174
Posted By Ron B.
Who could he ask?

Who could he ask?
Forum: Canada 01-12-2021, 12:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,174
Posted By Ron B.
IFR Panel

A friend is building an RV-14 and is ordering a panel built by a prominent US shop. This shop isn't certain that a panel with a dual GDU460 and GTN 750 could fly IFR in Canada. They are not sure of...
Forum: RV-14 01-05-2021, 06:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,994
Posted By Ron B.
If I remember correctly one was shorter but it...

If I remember correctly one was shorter but it was for the trim tab. That was two months ago or more.
Forum: RV-14 01-05-2021, 01:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,994
Posted By Ron B.
I had to reprint to get the proper scale as mine...

I had to reprint to get the proper scale as mine were way off . I also had zero issue cutting them out with the band saw. Plenty of margin also.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-04-2021, 03:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,784
Posted By Ron B.
I'm certainly no expert here but I thought that...

I'm certainly no expert here but I thought that with a power pack you would not attach it to the battery but to the load side( not battery side) of the master , with the master not engaged. If you...
Forum: RV-14 01-03-2021, 09:11 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 842
Posted By Ron B.
One maybe two small service bulletins that are...

One maybe two small service bulletins that are looked out for but nothing much to worry about.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-29-2020, 05:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,525
Posted By Ron B.
Building aircraft is a passion for a lot of...

Building aircraft is a passion for a lot of builders. One thing a lot of builders miss, is the interest others have in helping out. Reach out in your area to fellow builders (perhaps someone that has...
Forum: RV-14 12-28-2020, 06:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 991
Posted By Ron B.
Why not just put the stem of a rivet in a lathe...

Why not just put the stem of a rivet in a lathe and drill a 1/8" hole in the head until it parts from the stem?
Forum: RV-14 12-28-2020, 02:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 991
Posted By Ron B.
Not an engineer and you should pass this...

Not an engineer and you should pass this suggestion through Van's, but could you drill out three rivets leaving a hole in the tapered part of the rivets with no stem? Like tapered bushings and glue...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-26-2020, 05:06 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,912
Posted By Ron B.
[QUOTE=Kyle Boatright;1488821]When did Van's...

[QUOTE=Kyle Boatright;1488821]When did Van's start dimpling those ribs
My 14 kit was 140018 and a friend has a new 14 kit and his were also done. I don't recall if they were done on the 10 back ten...
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