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Forum: Trip Write-ups 03-31-2015, 10:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,607
Posted By Stalldog
KFWB

Trip to KFWB? Sure looks familiar!
Forum: RV-10 01-18-2015, 10:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,213
Posted By Stalldog
Two Cans

I used one can of Proseal per tank. Doesn't mean it will never leak, but it made me feel better. As someone has said before, it you look at it and think it could leak, it will.

My tanks were...
Forum: Acts of Charity (using your RV) 01-18-2015, 10:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 16,785
Posted By Stalldog
Very nice! I hope to do that someday, too. I...

Very nice! I hope to do that someday, too. I usually like dogs better'n most people!!! :D
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-11-2015, 08:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,733
Posted By Stalldog
Uh Oh!

I dunno, Robert, bucking these rivets for a presqueeze is REALLY HARD unless I use my teeny tiny bucking bar and miniature rivet gun! :D Of course, I could be doing something wrong!!! ...
Forum: RV-10 01-10-2015, 09:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,141
Posted By Stalldog
Can't remember, but mine might have been in one...

Can't remember, but mine might have been in one of the hardware bags.
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-10-2015, 09:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,733
Posted By Stalldog
Maybe I Figured It Out

Well, maybe I've got it. It looks like I use the oops rivets to hold the bottom skin and the flap brace together while locating the flap and drilling the hinge.
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-10-2015, 08:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,733
Posted By Stalldog
Checkoway Flap Hanging Method

I've looked everywhere here and on the web and can't find this specific method, although I've seen several references to it and a few blogs that used it with good success. One of the links I found...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-06-2015, 06:19 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 123,780
Posted By Stalldog
W-716 Pushrods

Don't trust the dimensions shown on the plans as they may end up being too short for some builds. Even though they are given in 1/32's! If you want to build these before fitting the wings to the...
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-28-2014, 08:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,974
Posted By Stalldog
My concern with bucking was probably more damage...

My concern with bucking was probably more damage to the steel rod than anything else, but it sounds like several of you have done this without a problem. As long as I won't be putting a kink/bend in...
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-27-2014, 11:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,974
Posted By Stalldog
Yeah, Derek, that's my backup plan. I'm using...

Yeah, Derek, that's my backup plan. I'm using 11's instead of the 12's that are called out. I'll try some test squeezes with the vise first, but if it doesn't work I'll go ahead and order a hand...
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-27-2014, 11:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,974
Posted By Stalldog
Hmmmmmm!

Well, I sure hadn't thought about trying that. I'll give it a try on a test piece first to be sure I can keep everything square. Thanks, bud.
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-27-2014, 05:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,974
Posted By Stalldog
Bucking W-818 Pushrod Rivets

I don't have a squeezer that will work for these -11 rivets, so if I put the rod in a vise can I buck them? Thought I'd ask before creating a problem.
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-25-2014, 10:23 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,633
Posted By Stalldog
Thanks

Thanks, fellas, good words to remember. I'd like to say I've learned my lesson, but you know what they say about teaching an old dog? :rolleyes:

I'd better go back in the kitchen -- wife says...
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-25-2014, 07:26 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,633
Posted By Stalldog
Response from Van's

Both Scott and Gus at Van's responded to the e-mail I sent. They both indicated that most builds come out okay when the pushrods are built per plan and to wait until my final fitup to see if I...
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-24-2014, 09:36 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,633
Posted By Stalldog
Why?

So probably a dumb question, but why are some okay and some off by a half inch or so? For dimension set in 32nds, that's a lot of difference, especially given the predrilling of the parts.
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-24-2014, 08:15 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,633
Posted By Stalldog
Dang, Bob, I didn't think it would cost THAT much...

Dang, Bob, I didn't think it would cost THAT much for shipping! WOW! That makes my idea of cutting 1/2" off each wing sound more likely. :D

From what others have said I'll wait until the rest is...
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-23-2014, 11:04 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,633
Posted By Stalldog
Jeff, you're probably right, and I normally check...

Jeff, you're probably right, and I normally check VAF to see what's happening, but heck the plans were in 1/32's -- how far off could they be and not be updated for so long? Maybe I'll just cut 1/2"...
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-23-2014, 11:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,633
Posted By Stalldog
Thanks!

Thanks, bud, I needed a good laugh, and that gave me one!!! I can probably just run down to Air Parts in Merriam and get another tube, but the rod ends will have to come from Van's. At least if I...
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-23-2014, 10:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,633
Posted By Stalldog
Angry W-716 Pushrods Too Short? Seriously?

Now that I just finished building my W-716's exactly to plan, I come in to research another issue and find that everyone says that building the pushrods to plans actually makes them come out too...
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-21-2014, 10:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,448
Posted By Stalldog
Problem Solved

Well, heck, patience was never one of my virtues, so after reading about using the slotted 2x4 I made one patterned after the metal tool I saw posted elsewhere and gave it a try. It actually worked...
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-20-2014, 05:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,448
Posted By Stalldog
Thanks!

Thanks, Byron, probably a good idea. I'll go ahead and rivet the flap brace and gap fairing to the rear spar, and then work on hanging the flap and aileron to see how the top skin fits before...
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-20-2014, 01:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,448
Posted By Stalldog
Aileron Gap Flaring & Top Skin

I'm installing the aileron gap fairings and running into an issue with the top skin. The gap fairing pulls the top skin down slightly, but where the fairing stops there's about 10 inches of top...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-16-2014, 09:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,826
Posted By Stalldog
Answer from Vans

Per Joe B. at Van's support,

"After reading and re-reading this note (on the plans), it's a bit ambiguous. The countersink needs to happen on the Inboard side of the bracket. DWG 13A, Section B-B...
Forum: RV-9/9A 01-20-2014, 06:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,490
Posted By Stalldog
Equal Flow Back to Tanks?

Another question if you don't mind. How is the fuel flow back to the tanks regulated so that the flow is relatively equal? What keeps one tank from getting more fuel, and weight, than the other?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-15-2014, 04:45 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 20,281
Posted By Stalldog
+1 -- I'll buy such a tool!

+1 -- I'll buy such a tool!
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 01-10-2014, 11:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,242
Posted By Stalldog
Monument Valley?

Monument Valley?
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-08-2014, 01:19 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 8,572
Posted By Stalldog
Well, I probably gave you the wrong impression...

Well, I probably gave you the wrong impression about my CFI. He's not the one who will provide the TW endorsement, but he referred me to the other TW CFI. My current CFI was just giving me his...
Forum: My RV Build Project 01-07-2014, 10:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 12,400
Posted By Stalldog
Nice job, Kurt. A heated hangar is a VERY good...

Nice job, Kurt. A heated hangar is a VERY good idea. You're not that far from me, and it's been COLD HERE LATELY!
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-07-2014, 09:43 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 8,572
Posted By Stalldog
I've Got A Plan

A lot of good comments here and reasons for/against both nose gear and tail wheel. As someone has said, it's an individual preference and I just have to find out for myself, so I've found someone...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-05-2014, 09:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,564
Posted By Stalldog
Good deal. Thanks for the update, Paul. I'm...

Good deal. Thanks for the update, Paul. I'm just about to that point.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-05-2014, 04:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,564
Posted By Stalldog
Which Rivets

Paul, are you talking about the AN470AD4-12 rivets? Just want to be sure I trim the right ones.
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-05-2014, 09:52 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 8,572
Posted By Stalldog
Well said! Probably trumps all other concerns. ...

Well said! Probably trumps all other concerns. :rolleyes: I don't think the wife would mind, but maybe I'd better ask her too!!! Thanks, Larry.
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-05-2014, 09:24 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 8,572
Posted By Stalldog
Thanks!

Excellent points by all, and I really appreciate the input. When the weather improves this Spring I'll hookup with someone for a TW lesson and see what gives. I've certainly got the time to get a...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-04-2014, 10:00 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 8,572
Posted By Stalldog
Well, I'm seriously considering it. A little...

Well, I'm seriously considering it. A little concerned about the issues with the nose wheel, although I'd imagine that can be beefed up with an add-on. I do prefer the look of the 7 though. You...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-04-2014, 09:00 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 8,572
Posted By Stalldog
Any Regrets Over Changing from 7A to 7?

I've been planning to build a 7A, and getting close to ordering the fuse kit, but the more I look at 7's the more I like the look. In fact I really like the look. I've never flown a taildragger,...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-04-2014, 08:23 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 8,771
Posted By Stalldog
Joachim, same as what everyone else said. We've...

Joachim, same as what everyone else said. We've all had a learning curve to go through (not sure that learning curve ever ends :D), so keep practicing. I don't know if you have other builders in...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-03-2014, 10:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,898
Posted By Stalldog
Strange

Adam, I'm just about through with my wing kit and have never experienced the same problem. Trust me, I'm no expert at riveting, and have had to drill out many over the past two years, but again have...
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-24-2013, 10:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,829
Posted By Stalldog
WOW, impressive to say the least! Safe flying...

WOW, impressive to say the least! Safe flying and Merry Christmas.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-26-2013, 06:19 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 12,797
Posted By Stalldog
More like a no good worthless bum (enough with...

More like a no good worthless bum (enough with the hillbilly comments, let's call him what he is). Hope you find him, but most of all I hope you get her back to flying shape soon.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-23-2013, 05:19 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 12,797
Posted By Stalldog
Since I don't have a flying RV, I don't know how...

Since I don't have a flying RV, I don't know how insurance coverage works for experimentals. Does it cover something like this? I realize you'll be making the repairs, but had this happened to my...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-22-2013, 10:24 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 12,797
Posted By Stalldog
You need a new hangar!

You need a new hangar!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-13-2013, 04:44 PM
Replies: 208
Views: 59,751
Posted By Stalldog
Yep, Bob, every day is a new day, so never say...

Yep, Bob, every day is a new day, so never say never. Sounds like you've got a good plan.
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-12-2013, 07:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 8,109
Posted By Stalldog
Thanks Anyway!

Well, to whomever came up with it, if a friend hadn't sent me this "method" I would still be trying to fit the tank baffle to the z brackets. You should see the stack of brackets I have that DIDN'T...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-12-2013, 07:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,171
Posted By Stalldog
What Mike said. That will solve your problem.

What Mike said. That will solve your problem.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-05-2013, 05:25 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 19,222
Posted By Stalldog
Prayers sent, Pierre. Best wishes for a speedy...

Prayers sent, Pierre. Best wishes for a speedy and pain-free recovery!

Jim
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-31-2013, 09:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,817
Posted By Stalldog
Cherrymax

I went with Cherrymax, which worked well. There's no way I was going to try and drive them blind. Sounds like you did well indeed!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-28-2013, 07:40 PM
Replies: 208
Views: 59,751
Posted By Stalldog
Bob, I've been away from the forum for a while...

Bob, I've been away from the forum for a while and just read about your situation. All I can say is WOW. At least it sounds like you have something starting to work in your favor.

I doubt I need...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-29-2013, 06:15 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 8,543
Posted By Stalldog
Thank You

Ryan, thank you for your service and sacrifice to keep us safe. Here's to going to OSH next year!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-07-2013, 08:08 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 10,586
Posted By Stalldog
Beautiful

Howard, that is one beautiful "homemade airplane!" I only hope mine turns out half that well. :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-27-2013, 09:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,716
Posted By Stalldog
Nice Job

Daniel, nice data, and I got your PM and replied. You've made a believer out of me! :D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-22-2013, 08:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,716
Posted By Stalldog
Daniel, no offense, but how will you know if it...

Daniel, no offense, but how will you know if it passes or fails? I've got a feeling temperature changes alone will cause pressure changes, not to mention changes in barometric pressure, especially...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-21-2013, 09:14 PM
Replies: 417
Views: 1,453,543
Posted By Stalldog
Jordan, where on the tank did the blisters...

Jordan, where on the tank did the blisters appear, i.e. along the rib line or along the rear baffle, interior rib or exterior rib, etc.? So after six years blisters appeared at the same time on both...
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-21-2013, 09:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,844
Posted By Stalldog
Somewhat hard to tell from you pics, but it...

Somewhat hard to tell from you pics, but it appears that some of the rivets are cleated and they do not even fill the hole? Pretty sure those will have to be replaced. If the hole is oversized from...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-19-2013, 08:24 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,143
Posted By Stalldog
Yeah, but it will be really hard to pin the parts...

Yeah, but it will be really hard to pin the parts in place. ;)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-19-2013, 08:09 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,143
Posted By Stalldog
Dan, what gun did you use? I used a syringe for...

Dan, what gun did you use? I used a syringe for large jobs and it worked okay, but there's always a better mousetrap.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-18-2013, 11:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,143
Posted By Stalldog
Between using enough sealant to prevent a leak,...

Between using enough sealant to prevent a leak, but not enough to keep everything from fitting, I'm not sure it's possible to build one of these things!!! :D I agree, when I fit my right tank on...
Forum: Tools 04-18-2013, 11:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,839
Posted By Stalldog
Rotoiti, try this link. If it doesn't work, go...

Rotoiti, try this link. If it doesn't work, go to the EAA Hints for Homebuilders video website. There's one for Microstop Countersink Basics. That should get your...
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-18-2013, 08:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,583
Posted By Stalldog
Welcome to the multiple Z bracket club, Aaron! I...

Welcome to the multiple Z bracket club, Aaron! I could build another wing from my scrap Z brackets. :D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-18-2013, 08:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,143
Posted By Stalldog
Thanks, Dan, you've convinced me to leave my...

Thanks, Dan, you've convinced me to leave my countersinks just as they are and not go any deeper!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-18-2013, 07:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,143
Posted By Stalldog
Dan, just so I know, what's the downside of going...

Dan, just so I know, what's the downside of going slightly deeper for the proseal?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-18-2013, 06:06 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,143
Posted By Stalldog
Arie, I know some have posted about this being a...

Arie, I know some have posted about this being a problem, but I just did my right tank baffle and had no problem with the rivets being skewed in the countersinks. I made the skin c/s's with the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-15-2013, 06:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,020
Posted By Stalldog
Update

Well, I mixed 140 g white, 14 g black, and 2 g toluene. Ran out and had to mix another 70 g white, 7 g black, 1 g toluene to finish. I buttered the ends of the ribs and put a smear down along the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-09-2013, 03:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,020
Posted By Stalldog
Thanks, fellas, pretty good variation on...

Thanks, fellas, pretty good variation on quantities, so guess I'll start out around 150 g mixed and see where that takes me. It's supposed to get cold again so it will help slow down the cure time...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-09-2013, 06:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,020
Posted By Stalldog
Rear Baffle ProSeal Batch Size

I'm finally ready to install the rear baffles on both tanks. Before I mix too much or waste time by mixing too little, how much ProSeal have you used to install one baffle?
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