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Forum: My RV Build Project Today, 01:57 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 14,192
Posted By PaulvS
unexpected break from building

I haven't posted any updates for a while because after riveting on the rear fuselage skins I was diagnosed with cancer and advised to have surgery within 3 months. Following surgery there is a six...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-13-2021, 06:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,487
Posted By PaulvS
Agreed, they do look really good. Only problem is...

Agreed, they do look really good. Only problem is that they don't ship internationally...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-13-2021, 06:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,487
Posted By PaulvS
label printer

Thanks Tom, that's very helpful, I'll research that option. VAF also had a thread that discussed dry rub labels but I haven't been able to find a local supplier. A thermal printer like yours would...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-12-2021, 10:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,487
Posted By PaulvS
Tom (with apologies to OP for thread drift), what...

Tom (with apologies to OP for thread drift), what did you use to make the panel labels? They look flexible and effective. Thanks!
Forum: Alternative Engines 05-12-2021, 10:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 478
Posted By PaulvS
Alt engine value

This RV-9A was sold with an alternate engine (Jabiru 8 cylinder) and the asking price was around $20-30k less than a traditional engined version, in my observations. It took a bit longer than normal...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-12-2021, 04:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,436
Posted By PaulvS
Thanks all for the clarification, I'll mark the...

Thanks all for the clarification, I'll mark the backup steam ASI bands per the Vans guideline and will probably add a placard that Vne (only) is TAS.

No need for popcorn but it would help clarify...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-11-2021, 09:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,436
Posted By PaulvS
limitations

Thanks; Post #4 above suggests that limitations are at TAS. I interpret limitations to include VNE, VA and Vfe as these are all related to structure. I understand (from reading VAF) that Vans...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-11-2021, 06:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,436
Posted By PaulvS
Both

Thanks for the replies, the consensus seems to be both!

Part of the reason I asked is to decide whether it is worth marking the ranges on a backup steam gauge. If the values are supposed to be TAS...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-10-2021, 06:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 186
Posted By PaulvS
I concur with what David said. The way to...

I concur with what David said. The way to configure the sceens is by holding button 6 (the right hand button) for 2 seconds and the setup screen will pop up and you can work your way through it...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-09-2021, 06:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,436
Posted By PaulvS
RV speed markings: IAS or TAS?

I understand that VNE for all RVs is a TAS, but what about the other speed markings on the ASI, does anyone know if these are TAS or IAS? It's not stated in the following Vans...
Forum: Safety 05-07-2021, 05:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,312
Posted By PaulvS
In-flight break-up of Vans RV-7A VH-XWI on 23 April

This is a bit chilling.

The initial ATSB report:
https://www.atsb.gov.au/publications/investigation_reports/2021/aair/ao-2021-017/

The first flight report from October...
Forum: Primers 05-06-2021, 10:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 542
Posted By PaulvS
Tests

It was only a week or so ago that there was a similar post on VAF. The OP tested various primers, using non-alclad so as to eliminate the protective coating from the comparison, and then subjected...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-04-2021, 09:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,765
Posted By PaulvS
Vans sell a fuel tank repair kit which allows...

Vans sell a fuel tank repair kit which allows round access holes to be cut in the rear baffle so as to get inside the tank without major disassembly, then patched. This may be an option for cleaning...
Forum: Safety 05-04-2021, 05:28 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,352
Posted By PaulvS
Somewhere yes! I can vaguely remember 07FE (BCR...

Somewhere yes! I can vaguely remember 07FE (BCR 14). Too many hours spent reading core dumps...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-30-2021, 06:41 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 8,613
Posted By PaulvS
That's bad luck for both you and the bird but...

That's bad luck for both you and the bird but lucky as you say that it wasn't the canopy or the tail. It must have been some sizeable bird like a duck or a buzzard?
It may be possible to roll your...
Forum: Engine Monitors 04-30-2021, 05:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 478
Posted By PaulvS
There will be a series of digits stamped on the...

There will be a series of digits stamped on the side of the hex plug on the base of your existing sender, e.g. "32/25". Use these digits to reverse lookup and verify the part number....
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-28-2021, 06:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,833
Posted By PaulvS
There was a recent post on VAF where the fork had...

There was a recent post on VAF where the fork had cracked, so I'd keep that in mind when selecting a coating so as not to hide any potential crack from early detection.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-26-2021, 05:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,621
Posted By PaulvS
reason for shortages

Here is a possible explanation that is posted on the MGL Avionics website:

"Dear customers, please note that currently the World’s electronics part supply and production is in severe distress...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-19-2021, 06:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 229
Posted By PaulvS
displays are generally fixed position...

I also wanted to change some of the displayed EMS and EFIS fields on my D180 but came to the conclusion that it's not generally possible to move things around. This was after reading both the...
Forum: RV-6/6A 04-07-2021, 08:23 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 416
Posted By PaulvS
127 inches per the plans (dwg 12 & 13) Good luck...

127 inches per the plans (dwg 12 & 13)
Good luck with the project!
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-05-2021, 06:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,083
Posted By PaulvS
anchor chain

The fuel caps on my non-RV plane are safety secured with a length of chain and a T-piece anchor inside the filler tube, works well. The cap can be completely removed if necessary by maneuvring and...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-03-2021, 01:52 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,657
Posted By PaulvS
I would say the best bang for your buck is to put...

I would say the best bang for your buck is to put in "just" the equipment you need for the type of flying you are going to do. It's easy to want more, and spend more, whichever the brand! ;)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-01-2021, 06:37 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,669
Posted By PaulvS
Thanks Pete I got it. :)

Thanks Pete I got it. :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-01-2021, 06:01 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,669
Posted By PaulvS
It's OK.......

It's OK.......
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-01-2021, 02:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 553
Posted By PaulvS
I doubt that there is a timer for the stall...

I doubt that there is a timer for the stall warner in the G3X, but I'm not an expert, however it would be easy enough to test on the ground by moving the vane with your finger.

A couple of other...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-31-2021, 06:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 599
Posted By PaulvS
measurements

Ray,
Have you by chance used a micrometer to measure the inside diameter of the tube versus the outside diameter of the fitting? And are you having difficulty getting the parts to fit before or after...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 03-29-2021, 08:26 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 13,908
Posted By PaulvS
Stall speed

It is probably just a typo in the NTSB report that indicates a Vans stall speed of 58 knots, it is actually 58 mph on the Vans website. It would also be more informative and relevant, for the safety...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-28-2021, 10:08 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,669
Posted By PaulvS
It should be correct, then, to use the...

It should be correct, then, to use the term:

hydrant, fire

like it is correct to use:

nut, plate

but not:
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-28-2021, 08:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,379
Posted By PaulvS
There was a neat trick for installing old VW...

There was a neat trick for installing old VW windows, which was to put a loop of cord into the rubber seal's groove. Then, position the window up against the metal frame and pull on the cord to flip...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-28-2021, 03:29 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,975
Posted By PaulvS
And it also solves another mystery - what is in...

And it also solves another mystery - what is in Marvel Mystery Oil:

"The contents of Marvel Mystery Oil were 74 percent mineral oil, 25 percent stoddard solvent, and 1 percent lard."
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-28-2021, 01:07 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,445
Posted By PaulvS
shipping damage

The rib flange should staighten out OK and will be fine, nothing to worry about. But the creases in the elevator skins don't look too good in the photo, I don't think many builders would want to...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-26-2021, 01:52 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,416
Posted By PaulvS
I expect that if overflow fuel flowed through the...

I expect that if overflow fuel flowed through the small tube into the air filter as pictured, it would simply drain down through the side of the air filter and not make it into the carb air...
Forum: RV-9/9A 03-25-2021, 10:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,297
Posted By PaulvS
diy

Make your own close quarter dimple dies from mild steel and use a machine countersink to make the depression. The male part of the die is a matching rivet that will be tapped into the hole with a...
Forum: RV-10 03-25-2021, 06:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 451
Posted By PaulvS
Have you tried using a small piece of rubber hose...

Have you tried using a small piece of rubber hose on the tail of the rivet to help pull the joint tight? Learned that trick on VAF and use it quite often now!
Forum: My RV Build Project 03-24-2021, 08:16 PM
Replies: 560
Views: 336,143
Posted By PaulvS
thoughts

Dave,
I like the idea of the tennis ball, if it was luminous then that could also help with night time ops.

Here are some other ideas to consider, depending on how far the re-thinking is going to...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-24-2021, 01:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,104
Posted By PaulvS
The Rotax document in your link says on page...

The Rotax document in your link says on page 6:

NOTE: All fuel hoses assy. are clearly identified by a serial number and part number shown on the label.

1 fuel hose assy. part no.874911
2 fuel hose...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-23-2021, 02:34 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 205
Posted By PaulvS
problem solving

I've got experience with only the resistive type senders (VDO) and if by chance your engine has one of these then it can be tested with an ohm meter. Resistance between the insulated terminal and...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-21-2021, 08:52 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,145
Posted By PaulvS
Rotax filter tray

This plastic tray works well with the Rotax 912 oil filter that is mounted horizontally. The process is to loosen the filter so it can be turned by hand, then hold the tray under the filter while it...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-21-2021, 07:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,146
Posted By PaulvS
TurboCAD

I use TurboCAD for 2D drawings, it does scaling and dimensioning etc. and can import an AutoCAD file. It's not free, but it's not very expensive either, and it is quite easy to use.
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-21-2021, 04:57 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 7,728
Posted By PaulvS
The board

The board has got 8 modules so that implies it is the heart of an ignition control system for a 1980's V8 Cadillac. Did I win the prize?
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-19-2021, 08:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 616
Posted By PaulvS
drill the holes in the right place

You are lucky to receive a kit with a bonus opportunity to practice drilling some new holes in the locations where they need to be.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-12-2021, 06:16 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,889
Posted By PaulvS
Contaminated fuel and airplanes don't go...

Contaminated fuel and airplanes don't go together! :D You can use a "Mr Funnel" to ensure only clean fuel gets into the tank and also help work out the source of the contamination. Possibly the...
Forum: My RV Build Project 03-11-2021, 04:20 AM
Replies: 702
Views: 250,121
Posted By PaulvS
First flight

WooooHoooo! Well Done!
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 03-11-2021, 03:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,527
Posted By PaulvS
:D das is ein fokker? :D

:D das is ein fokker? :D
Forum: RV-10 03-09-2021, 09:28 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,742
Posted By PaulvS
If the main purpose at this point in time is to...

If the main purpose at this point in time is to travel to look after your parents, then would you consider buying a completed version of one of the two seat RVs, e.g. 7A or 9A? Insurance will be...
Forum: RV-14 03-09-2021, 03:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,298
Posted By PaulvS
The older model (non pre-punched) rudder and...

The older model (non pre-punched) rudder and elevators were held in alignment for drilling and final riveting using a jig. The jig comprises a couple of rectangles of particle board with a vee cut...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-09-2021, 02:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 842
Posted By PaulvS
It's probably worth trying to keep any moisture...

It's probably worth trying to keep any moisture and condensation out of the crank case. I'd change the oil if it hasn't been done recently and then ensure the engine has been run (flown) at...
Forum: GPS 03-08-2021, 07:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 471
Posted By PaulvS
Wall charger or 12v cigarette lighter socket,...

Wall charger or 12v cigarette lighter socket, both these came with my Garmin gpsmap. See attached picture for what they look like. I think you should be able to find one on eBay.
Forum: RV-14 03-06-2021, 07:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,298
Posted By PaulvS
Alignment

Is the table top perfectly flat? Try checking the rudder on a different flat surface, just in case it is the table that is out of plane.

If the rudder is actually twisted, by 1/8" or less, then I...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-03-2021, 12:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,650
Posted By PaulvS
Yup that notebook sure needs a checking and a...

Yup that notebook sure needs a checking and a revising because MK-319-BS ain't stainless, they be monel and carbon steel... and diameter is 7/64 not 3/32...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-01-2021, 07:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,650
Posted By PaulvS
MK-319-BS rivet diameter is 7/64 so ACS website...

MK-319-BS rivet diameter is 7/64 so ACS website may have a typo in the cross-reference.
Vans do sell the MK-319-BS rivets individually.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-01-2021, 07:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 662
Posted By PaulvS
Sorry I don't know how to make the "outie" into...

Sorry I don't know how to make the "outie" into an "innie", since the skin is likely now stretched from the tapping.

But the next time there is another pimple or ding, just use a dinner spoon from...
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-28-2021, 09:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 794
Posted By PaulvS
Purple threadlocker makes for easier future...

Purple threadlocker makes for easier future removal of small screws. :o
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-28-2021, 05:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,165
Posted By PaulvS
A vixen file works well for something like this...

A vixen file works well for something like this because it is quicker than a smoothing file, it keeps the edge straight, and the edge doesn't get kinked up as can occur with tin snips.
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-28-2021, 04:47 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,837
Posted By PaulvS
Braided strap

Marc, while you're at it, you may want to consider using a braided strap for the existing ground connection between the engine and the battery negative (or firewall ground bolt). Braided strap will...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-27-2021, 06:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,468
Posted By PaulvS
I was also a low time pilot (about 70 hours) when...

I was also a low time pilot (about 70 hours) when transitioning to the -9A, it took about 5-6 hours of dual before being let loose. I struggled a bit at first, partially because I wasn't current in...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-27-2021, 05:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 707
Posted By PaulvS
Wait until you have to pay $100 international...

Wait until you have to pay $100 international shipping for a $8 item!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-26-2021, 10:54 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,604
Posted By PaulvS
Wow, isn't that kinda risky? Someone who has no...

Wow, isn't that kinda risky? Someone who has no idea of what he is doing could easily and unwittingly make an airplane unsafe to fly and then legally go fly it. The effect on insurance alone must be...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-26-2021, 10:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,604
Posted By PaulvS
Asking out of curiosity; is there any requirement...

Asking out of curiosity; is there any requirement for a subsequent inspection and sign off by an authorised person to confirm that the work was done properly and that the aircraft is safe to...
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-26-2021, 05:35 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,837
Posted By PaulvS
If the problem is caused by the lack of a direct...

If the problem is caused by the lack of a direct connection between the battery negative terminal and the firewall mounted ground bus, then that may imply that the problem has always been there, from...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-26-2021, 12:18 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,321
Posted By PaulvS
Replies

Thankyou all for the replies, it is really helpful information. There's a few weeks to go yet, so I'm trying to do anything I can now to be well prepared later on.

I mentioned to the urologist that...
Forum: My RV Build Project 02-24-2021, 11:45 PM
Replies: 702
Views: 250,121
Posted By PaulvS
Congratulations, what an achievement, through the...

Congratulations, what an achievement, through the ups and downs.

What color are you planning to paint it, or should I say her, now that your project has transformed into an airplane?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-24-2021, 04:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,321
Posted By PaulvS
Prostate Surgery and Building On... or derailed?

Does anyone know how soon after prostate surgery (radical prostatectomy via da Vinci robot) it is possible to resume RV building?

The generic medical advice says it is OK to drive after about 1...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-22-2021, 06:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,522
Posted By PaulvS
The typical fix for something like this (it...

The typical fix for something like this (it happens) is to flatten the stray dimple and then insert 2 new rivets either side, spaced mid-way to the next rivet in the line.
The figure 8 hole can be...
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