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Forum: RV General Discussion/News Today, 10:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 340
Posted By David Paule
While it might be necessary to clean off the...

While it might be necessary to clean off the corrosion, your aggressive cleaning left scratches in the surface that would all need to be removed. You'd need to have the surface be smooth. While it...
Forum: RV-4 Yesterday, 04:25 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,548
Posted By David Paule
You might not want titanium... it has 55% the...

You might not want titanium... it has 55% the material Young's modulus, or stiffness, of steel. Might feel too springy.
Dave
Forum: RV-4 Yesterday, 08:34 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,548
Posted By David Paule
Ought to be effective, I suppose, but you can do...

Ought to be effective, I suppose, but you can do your own calculation of the combined inertia to be sure. 4130 has a modulus the same as the gear leg and about 2.8 times that of aluminum.

Dave
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-25-2021, 08:31 PM
Replies: 1,964
Views: 606,183
Posted By David Paule
These jam cleats are really great for holding too...

These jam cleats are really great for holding too tightly to a line and refusing to let it go when you want it to. I wouldn't consider using one and as for making one when they are so readily...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-25-2021, 06:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 399
Posted By David Paule
If you have to only have one size, make them very...

If you have to only have one size, make them very long, and plan to go through the hassle of trimming them to the right length before using. A bit of a pain.

Or you might choose to buy a selection...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-24-2021, 08:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 432
Posted By David Paule
It's going to be really difficult to torque...

It's going to be really difficult to torque because the NAS1149 isn't a nut - it's an unthreaded washer.

Dave
Forum: RV-4 10-23-2021, 12:54 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,548
Posted By David Paule
If it's properly wrapped with fiberglass at a 45...

If it's properly wrapped with fiberglass at a 45 degree angle, it'll probably hold up fine. Otherwise I suppose it could crack from the shear load, if the carbon alone were on it.

Dave
Forum: RV-4 10-23-2021, 08:40 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,548
Posted By David Paule
With the wooden stiffeners, you might be able to...

With the wooden stiffeners, you might be able to improve things by gluing on some unidirectional carbon to the long edge that's farthest away from the gear leg. Maybe. Hold the carbon taut while...
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-23-2021, 08:35 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,442
Posted By David Paule
Here you go. Not much of a...

Here you go. Not much of a description.

17395

Dave
Forum: RV-4 10-21-2021, 06:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,153
Posted By David Paule
Oh, man, that's too bad. I feel for you. When I...

Oh, man, that's too bad. I feel for you.

When I was in USAF, a long time ago, I was a flightline mechanic. I saw an old-timer lace up a cracked helicopter window, not a windshield, using thin copper...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-21-2021, 10:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 513
Posted By David Paule
MH produced it, under contract to AquaLung, as I...

MH produced it, under contract to AquaLung, as I understand. I asked MH about possible service and was informed that I'd need to go to Aqualung for that if necessary. Fortunately, it works fine....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-21-2021, 08:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 513
Posted By David Paule
Oh heck yeah.... I'll be using a KF-11 cylinder...

Oh heck yeah.... I'll be using a KF-11 cylinder with 11 cubic feet. I tried this on the larger cylinder in my C180, though. I'm using Mountain High's XCP regulator to feed the PHODS. It screws on to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-20-2021, 07:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 513
Posted By David Paule
Greg, why did you switch? Dave

Greg, why did you switch?

Dave
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-20-2021, 05:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 513
Posted By David Paule
Surplus PHODS Check

I bought this Army surplus one-person metering device off eBay in 2016, figuring that if it worked, I'd save a bunch. With one thing and another, I hadn't tested it until today. Since my RV-3B...
Forum: RV-4 10-20-2021, 10:39 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,461
Posted By David Paule
On my non-RV taildragger, the tires are heavily...

On my non-RV taildragger, the tires are heavily loaded and abused with my crappy landings, poor things. Here are my tire experiences:

Wilkerson retreads - best wearing but I had to quit after they...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-19-2021, 10:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 501
Posted By David Paule
Just my opinion, but if a future owner lives in...

Just my opinion, but if a future owner lives in an area where airplane corrosion is an issue, then I'd say everything. If it's ultimately going to a place that's dry or arid, then nothing.

Dave
Forum: Virtual Hangar 10-18-2021, 05:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 933
Posted By David Paule
Congratulations on getting it flying again. Looks...

Congratulations on getting it flying again. Looks great! Have fun!

Dave
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-18-2021, 02:18 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,256
Posted By David Paule
My shop is also attached to my house and well...

My shop is also attached to my house and well insulated. I can raise its temperature several degrees by tying open the connecting door and using a fan to blow room air into the shop.

For more...
Forum: RV-4 10-18-2021, 11:29 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,548
Posted By David Paule
Tom, I think there would be an improvement is...

Tom, I think there would be an improvement is your stiffener were longer, and extended farther up and farther down.

Tim, I plan to use 2024-T3 or T4, because I have some on hand. I think that...
Forum: My RV Build Project 10-16-2021, 06:31 PM
Replies: 580
Views: 367,577
Posted By David Paule
The lightweight oxygen cylinder arrived. I had...

The lightweight oxygen cylinder arrived. I had previously gotten a dead D size cylinder for fitting but decided that it was simply too heavy. The aluminum cylinder weighs 6.33 pounds.

The Kevlar...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-15-2021, 05:47 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,788
Posted By David Paule
Let me know when you're going to post the notes...

Let me know when you're going to post the notes and email the photos to me and I'll do it for you. Click on my name above and select email, send me an email and I'll send you the email address to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-15-2021, 03:03 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,788
Posted By David Paule
Might as well post it here because a lot of us...

Might as well post it here because a lot of us don't use Facebook. Me, for example.

Dave
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-13-2021, 02:20 PM
Replies: 1,964
Views: 606,183
Posted By David Paule
As this would be so dependent upon the specific...

As this would be so dependent upon the specific flashlight used, you'd need to include the flashlight with each mount.

Dave
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-11-2021, 07:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 282
Posted By David Paule
For important things like the pitot-static...

For important things like the pitot-static system, I'm keeping the pitot tube in the location specified in the plans/manual, and the static system exactly as specified.

If other things want to...
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-11-2021, 10:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 631
Posted By David Paule
And you don't need a metal blade. I'm building an...

And you don't need a metal blade. I'm building an RV-3B, which involves lots of cutting, and have a 6.5 tpi wood blade on mine. It's a bit coarse but sure cuts nicely.

I smooth the cuts on a sander...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-11-2021, 08:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,052
Posted By David Paule
+1 on the dye pen suggestion. Dave

+1 on the dye pen suggestion.

Dave
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-10-2021, 06:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,174
Posted By David Paule
I don't think the BD-1 was planned as a...

I don't think the BD-1 was planned as a homebuilt. When I was a kid, Dad worked for Douglas Aircraft around the corner, and brought home a copy of something that might have been called "Aviation...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-10-2021, 09:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,174
Posted By David Paule
I'm building an RV-3B and am now hanging the...

I'm building an RV-3B and am now hanging the horizontal stabilizer and elevators on the fuselage.

I bonded and riveted the entire fuselage, using structural bonding. First, I'd bond a joint. Then...
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-08-2021, 11:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 497
Posted By David Paule
Probably all the major equipment vendors have...

Probably all the major equipment vendors have installation manuals that you can download. Those will tell you the external switches, power and ground requirements for that component. Then...
Forum: My RV Build Project 10-07-2021, 06:18 PM
Replies: 580
Views: 367,577
Posted By David Paule
Since I havenít decided between a vinyl wrap or...

Since I havenít decided between a vinyl wrap or paint, I selected some colors of the wrap that I liked and placed small samples on the top of my pickupís shell to see how they handle the bright...
Forum: RV-4 10-07-2021, 06:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 807
Posted By David Paule
Before you buy it, get her a back seat ride in it...

Before you buy it, get her a back seat ride in it and let her make that decision. The ride should be more than once around the pattern, it should be a real flight.

Dave
Forum: RV-4 10-06-2021, 07:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 807
Posted By David Paule
A number of RV-3s use an IO-320 with a constant...

A number of RV-3s use an IO-320 with a constant speed prop. Van's sells O and IO-320s.

Dave
Forum: GPS 10-05-2021, 07:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 971
Posted By David Paule
Ideally, you'll get the cellular version with a...

Ideally, you'll get the cellular version with a built-in GPS.

My preference would be a good screen, more bright if they differ, and whatever model has the best processor, since that tends to govern...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-05-2021, 03:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 837
Posted By David Paule
I have some of their Sunmate overstock foam, and...

I have some of their Sunmate overstock foam, and it's pretty darn comfortable.

So far it's not upholstered. Got to change that. The plane is still in the shop, though, so that's merely one item on a...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 10-03-2021, 04:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,762
Posted By David Paule
Good write-up and thanks for the excellent...

Good write-up and thanks for the excellent description of western winds and mountain wind changeability.

Dave
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 10-02-2021, 01:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 393
Posted By David Paule
Suggestion

Either buy the set from one of the larger U.S. aircraft tool vendors with a request that they ship them (which would be my first choice),
or
Ask Van's to source them as a favor to you, charge you for...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-01-2021, 04:43 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,832
Posted By David Paule
Have a look at this post....

Have a look at this post. (https://vansairforce.net/community/showpost.php?p=1557795&postcount=6)

Dave
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 10-01-2021, 04:38 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 336
Posted By David Paule
PM Sent. I've got one. Dave

PM Sent.

I've got one.

Dave
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-01-2021, 03:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 558
Posted By David Paule
The hinge means that the joint can't carry a...

The hinge means that the joint can't carry a bending moment, which makes that portion of those parts lighter. Whether it makes the whole stabilizer assembly lighter is something different - often it...
Forum: RV-14 09-30-2021, 01:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 964
Posted By David Paule
Also, a few 3/16" Clecos are often handy. These...

Also, a few 3/16" Clecos are often handy. These are gold colored.

I wish that we could buy these sizes too -

- #40

-#30

-#6 screw hole
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-30-2021, 11:01 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,697
Posted By David Paule
One was 1/16"diameter different than the other....

One was 1/16"diameter different than the other. Don't remember the actual sizes. I'd bought two of the Champion from Spruce and both were the same. I replaced them with two Tempest and they both...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-29-2021, 07:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,055
Posted By David Paule
Bill, while that's true, the torque values for...

Bill, while that's true, the torque values for lubricated threads are lower than for dry threads, and that needs to be accounted for. We can't simply dab some lubricant on a thread and then tighten...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-29-2021, 05:24 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,697
Posted By David Paule
My last annual in August, found that the Champion...

My last annual in August, found that the Champion 48108-1 had a different thread than the Tempest 48108-2. Turns out that this evidently changed several years ago as my notes say that I used to use...
Forum: RV-14 09-28-2021, 12:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,431
Posted By David Paule
Personally, I haven't found any need for a bench...

Personally, I haven't found any need for a bench grinder. I'm building a standard-build RV-3B, which is a more primitive kit than the later ones, so if ever one were necessary, it would be here. I'm...
Forum: My RV Build Project 09-27-2021, 12:54 PM
Replies: 580
Views: 367,577
Posted By David Paule
I cut out the panel all by myself. I used a die...

I cut out the panel all by myself. I used a die grinder and a cutting disc, a nibbler, a hole saw and some other hand tools. Old school and it wasnít all that...
Forum: My RV Build Project 09-27-2021, 12:53 PM
Replies: 580
Views: 367,577
Posted By David Paule
I cut out the panel all by myself. I used a die...

I cut out the panel all by myself. I used a die grinder and a cutting disc, a nibbler, a hole saw and some other hand tools. Old school and it wasnít all that...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-26-2021, 04:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 297
Posted By David Paule
There's a wooden adjustment tool that works very...

There's a wooden adjustment tool that works very well for this if you're trying for a perpendicular bend. It's basically a lever that pushed the flange against an angled piece of wood. You make it...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-25-2021, 05:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,272
Posted By David Paule
That's the 1/2 hour working life. You might be...

That's the 1/2 hour working life. You might be happier with the B2 version. And you may need at least the quart size - I didn't notice which you are selecting.

You can get that stuff cheaper from...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-25-2021, 05:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 937
Posted By David Paule
Here's one in the U.S....

Here's one in the U.S. (https://www.yardstore.com/pneumatic-and-cordless-tools/rivet-squeezers/pneumatic-squeezers/new/airforce-pneumatic-c-squeeze-with-3-yoke) but without the longeron yoke, which...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-25-2021, 08:19 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,272
Posted By David Paule
There are different types and three are...

There are different types and three are useful.

Type B is the common one. It comes in at least two and I think three speeds of setting, 1/2 hour, 2 hours (our most common) and I think 4 hours.

You...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-23-2021, 03:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 937
Posted By David Paule
Shop around a bit - you can definitely find one...

Shop around a bit - you can definitely find one cheaper.

Dave
Forum: Safety 09-23-2021, 09:50 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,439
Posted By David Paule
For my last pair of glasses, I bought Titanium...

For my last pair of glasses, I bought Titanium frames. They are marvelously light and thin - recommended if you can find them. After quite a bit of abuse, I can say that they are also very...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-22-2021, 08:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 631
Posted By David Paule
I started with a hand and a pneumatic squeezer,...

I started with a hand and a pneumatic squeezer, and quickly abandoned the hand one. I see no reason for one if you have the pneumatic one.

Dave
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-21-2021, 12:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,402
Posted By David Paule
I weigh most things that I add to the plane in...

I weigh most things that I add to the plane in grams and try to minimize them. If you want a light airplane, we've got to pay attention to things like that.

Also, it might be helpful to talk with a...
Forum: RV-4 09-21-2021, 07:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,044
Posted By David Paule
"Precoat," that's a new one to me. What is it,...

"Precoat," that's a new one to me. What is it, how is it used, and who supplies it?

Sorry for the thread creep....

Thanks,
Dave
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-20-2021, 05:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,170
Posted By David Paule
Seems to me that if you can't positively confirm...

Seems to me that if you can't positively confirm that it did not hit, you have to assume that it did.

Dave
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-19-2021, 04:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,966
Posted By David Paule
Perhaps it should be but it's generally not. Dave

Perhaps it should be but it's generally not.

Dave
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-18-2021, 06:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 623
Posted By David Paule
Manual Flaps: Flap Grip?

Just wondered what, if anything, you might have used for hand grips on the manual flap handle.

My C180 is wrapped with what looks like electrical tape. Sounds redneck, doesn't it? It's lasted the...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-18-2021, 03:09 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,792
Posted By David Paule
I use one of these....

I use one of these. (https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/topages/470-fh.php) Works well.

https://d29y7fsthxbb26.cloudfront.net/catalog/graphics/2/12-01698.jpg

Dave
Forum: Interiors 09-18-2021, 03:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,237
Posted By David Paule
Can't talk about price, ease of sewing or any of...

Can't talk about price, ease of sewing or any of that. But for comfort, there's only sheepskin. Nothing comes close to it, winter or summer, for years on end.

Dave
Forum: RV-10 09-17-2021, 08:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,352
Posted By David Paule
The composite tailcone skin might reduce the...

The composite tailcone skin might reduce the torsional stiffness of the tailcone, since fiberglass has a significantly lower modulus of elasticity than aluminum. If so, and that depends on the design...
Forum: My RV Build Project 09-16-2021, 06:54 PM
Replies: 580
Views: 367,577
Posted By David Paule
Thank you, both of you, for these postings. As it...

Thank you, both of you, for these postings. As it turned out, the TY91 was delivered today.

I figured out how to grab the hinge pins - no safety wire needed. I'm going to stick a 1/2" x 1/16" magnet...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-16-2021, 10:48 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,831
Posted By David Paule
Wedgelock clecos seem to fit a bit better than...

Wedgelock clecos seem to fit a bit better than the other brands.

Dave
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-16-2021, 09:15 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,831
Posted By David Paule
What Mike said. Note that in the rivet spec on...

What Mike said.

Note that in the rivet spec on Van's pages, it specifically says you don't need to debur between mating parts - I think the spec's assumption is that you don't disassemble the...
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