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Forum: Painting your RV Today, 07:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 294
Posted By PaulvS
Do I think what's on there will protect from...

Do I think what's on there will protect from oil/dirt? Nope, because there are visible voids that can trap oil/dirt.

How long will you be flying it before your paint slot, i.e. not at all; phase 1;...
Forum: Painting your RV Today, 02:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 294
Posted By PaulvS
The surface in the photos appears porous so...

The surface in the photos appears porous so contamination will likely get in.
It doesn't look like the primer has sealed because the surface was too rough for primer.
Probably a brushed on coat of...
Forum: RV-7/7A Today, 12:37 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,021
Posted By PaulvS
Work effort

It will be interesting to see how much effort it takes to make and fit the new part. Hopefully you will get it right on the first go!
Forum: RV-7/7A Yesterday, 07:40 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,021
Posted By PaulvS
The bracket on the -7/9 looks wider than the one...

The bracket on the -7/9 looks wider than the one on the -6 (2.5"), which the builder also fabricates from raw aluminum angle. The wider bracket is presumably steel because angle stock that wide is...
Forum: Electrical Systems Yesterday, 05:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 269
Posted By PaulvS
Wiring

I bought the wiring kit from Vans for the basic wires.
I bought all the wiring kits from Dynon for servos, network, EMS etc. This gives consistent color coding and the right lengths.
Added to this a...
Forum: RV-7/7A Yesterday, 12:21 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,021
Posted By PaulvS
Option #5

This may be another option to consider: Rivet the plate nut to a round .025 doubler and then rivet the doubler to the bracket using the errant hole and another new hole on the other side. Clock the...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-26-2022, 06:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,021
Posted By PaulvS
Maybe Vans did not think of all the options? If...

Maybe Vans did not think of all the options? If they said to NOT do something, then of course. There have been many many ideas from builders over the years that Vans have incorporated (generally)...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-26-2022, 05:23 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,021
Posted By PaulvS
Ah OK! I assumed it was made from angle stock,...

Ah OK! I assumed it was made from angle stock, same as the RV-6. I've recently cut those parts from 2.5" x 2" x 3/16" aluminum angle.

Honestly I don't see why #2 would not work just fine.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 09-26-2022, 05:17 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,649
Posted By PaulvS
Fair enough! I love the challenge and...

Fair enough! I love the challenge and satisfaction of painting and couldn't imagine losing out on the fun by paying someone else to do it. I've never painted a plane before (only motorcycles and...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-26-2022, 04:55 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,021
Posted By PaulvS
#2 or #4 depending on whether you can get angle...

#2 or #4 depending on whether you can get angle stock that is wide enough.
If doing #2 I think you can fill the hole with a normally set universal or countersunk rivet. It doesn't need to be double...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-24-2022, 05:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,160
Posted By PaulvS
That's looking good Ivan. I think option 2 is the...

That's looking good Ivan.
I think option 2 is the way to go, with a doubler across 3 rivets. The rivet at the end of the J channel is just anchoring it to the bulkhead. If you make the doubler from...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 09-23-2022, 06:43 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,649
Posted By PaulvS
Where HAVE all the builders gone?

Where HAVE all the builders gone?
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 09-22-2022, 07:41 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,649
Posted By PaulvS
A recent example here was 35K, I think that was...

A recent example here was 35K, I think that was on a RV-10.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-22-2022, 06:03 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 189
Posted By PaulvS
strip and re-paint

I had the same problem with a similar vintage engine mount and canopy frame, not yet installed. I removed all of the powder coat with paint stripper and cleaned back to bare metal followed by steel...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-21-2022, 10:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 296
Posted By PaulvS
I also used temporary rigging bolts with the...

I also used temporary rigging bolts with the threads cut off so they wouldn't damage the holes and the ends rounded over to bullet shape and polished smooth, as well ws some 3/16 dia steel pins. I...
Forum: RV-6/6A 09-21-2022, 07:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 318
Posted By PaulvS
Cutting fibreglass

A Dremel tool with an abrasive wheel is good for fine cutting and trimming of fiberglass parts. Alternatively an oscillating multi-tool also works well. Hopefully you have at least one of those...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-21-2022, 06:41 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,946
Posted By PaulvS
There is insufficient edge distance for the nose...

There is insufficient edge distance for the nose rivets on most of those ribs, so I don't think it would be advisable to use them.
When doing the rounding, it is safer to do it manually with a file...
Forum: My RV Build Project 09-20-2022, 01:59 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 40,371
Posted By PaulvS
Productive session

Those photos are helpful Steve, thanks, and your pipe work looks really good. I could probably fabricate a cover from sheet metal to go between the central floor stiffeners, similar to the RV-7.

I...
Forum: RV-6/6A 09-19-2022, 07:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,549
Posted By PaulvS
run run run

Photo 1 shows the aft side of the carry through under the seats. The top bolt holes are damaged.
There appear to be some other holes drilled through for the clear vinyl tubing, note that location is...
Forum: My RV Build Project 09-19-2022, 07:40 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 40,371
Posted By PaulvS
RV7 ref

Thanks Tom for the suggestions. I will definitely make up some 90 and 45 bend tubes to use for templates. I've got the RV-7 plans and they have been useful but the RV-6 has different central...
Forum: RV-6/6A 09-19-2022, 05:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,549
Posted By PaulvS
Definitely kaput aka FUBAR! :(

Definitely kaput aka FUBAR! :(
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-18-2022, 07:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 421
Posted By PaulvS
cables

Have you checked all the high current cable ends and crimps and connections, including the ground straps? That is an easy check that won't require replacing anything initially
Forum: My RV Build Project 09-17-2022, 11:07 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 40,371
Posted By PaulvS
Plumbing

It's like a 3D puzzle to work out the tubing runs and connections for the brake and fuel and vent lines. There's very little detail in the original plans for how to do this and the optional parking...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-17-2022, 05:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 629
Posted By PaulvS
If you mount the Dynon ADAHRS module(s) as...

If you mount the Dynon ADAHRS module(s) as recommended in the tailcone using the Vans ADAHRS bracket mount then the static connections are very easy because everything is in the same area. I've got...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-16-2022, 07:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 970
Posted By PaulvS
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Forum: RV-7/7A 09-15-2022, 11:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 940
Posted By PaulvS
Cost difference

Cost is approx extra $3,000 now for the parts, based on the latest Vans price list for 7 and 7A kits.
Forum: RV-14 09-15-2022, 09:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,404
Posted By PaulvS
Vans data

One data source is the completions page on Vans website. You could tally up the number of each completed to see which is most popular. A quick look suggests that it is the RV-14A.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-15-2022, 09:06 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,307
Posted By PaulvS
Root cause & fix

Here's a few pics of the relevant drawing including revisions to 1992. It appears that the OP's HS-614 (the angle that attaches the HS to the deck and longerons) does not have the little "ears" that...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-15-2022, 07:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,160
Posted By PaulvS
Option 4

Another option is to cut off the flanges on one of the F-711's and then rivet on new flanges that can be match drilled with the fuselage skin. The new flanges are angles bent from .025 same as the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-15-2022, 02:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 542
Posted By PaulvS
Where did you obtain MS33515? I haven't come...

Where did you obtain MS33515? I haven't come across it before but should get a copy.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-14-2022, 11:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 542
Posted By PaulvS
Logical opinion

I'm working on brake lines and bulkhead fittings etc and was also wondering about torque value for the AN-924 nuts. AC43.13 Table 9-2 gives torque values for the AN-818 nuts, these are the same...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-14-2022, 08:23 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,307
Posted By PaulvS
Please fix

In the photos it looks like the attaching angle on the horizontal stabiliser is too short to overlap the longerons in the fuselage, in order for the outer bolt to go through both the longeron and the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-14-2022, 03:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,676
Posted By PaulvS
The pictures on google are not viewable, error...

The pictures on google are not viewable, error message 404. If the pictures are uploaded to VAF instead (click on the paper clip to do it) then we should all be able to see them.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-14-2022, 03:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,465
Posted By PaulvS
Adding to what's been said above, the patch...

Adding to what's been said above, the patch pieces could be easily cut by hand (no need for water jet) and I would make the inside one square as that would make it easier to conform to the curve of...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-12-2022, 05:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 879
Posted By PaulvS
What is the reason for changing from the original...

What is the reason for changing from the original push rods? Is there a problem with the design or the specification?
Forum: RV-14 09-12-2022, 04:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,608
Posted By PaulvS
It's understandable that your wife is concerned...

It's understandable that your wife is concerned about rising costs. We rationalised that our project will have higher nett worth if it is completed, rather than sold part-built.
You can control the...
Forum: RV-10 09-11-2022, 08:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 529
Posted By PaulvS
Hinge line alignment

How does the alignment of the bearing centres look if you stretch a string line between the outer rod ends all the way through the centre bearing (obviously without the elevator on)?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-09-2022, 06:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,872
Posted By PaulvS
Here's the latest completed numbers per Vans. It...

Here's the latest completed numbers per Vans. It is a bit surprising that the number is not higher for the RV-12. The RV-14 is newer so that explains the relaively low number completed.
It would be...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-08-2022, 04:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,872
Posted By PaulvS
RV-6A standard kit. Started in 1992 so this is...

RV-6A standard kit. Started in 1992 so this is year 30, with a 15 year break and other normal life priorities dictating the timeline.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-05-2022, 05:25 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,290
Posted By PaulvS
Dynon ..........

Dynon
..........
Forum: Primers 09-02-2022, 05:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,325
Posted By PaulvS
Patrick, the scuffing process with maroon...

Patrick, the scuffing process with maroon scotchbrite does scratch the surface microscopically. You can sort of tell by looking whether it is scuffed enough but a better test is to scuff using a...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-01-2022, 06:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 687
Posted By PaulvS
I don't think there is any way to calibrate the...

I don't think there is any way to calibrate the D180 static pressure sensor yourself, at least my D180 doesn't have any menu option to do that. I believe that Dynon still supports the D180 even...
Forum: Probable Cause Documents Discussed 08-31-2022, 10:51 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 7,368
Posted By PaulvS
According to the website of the shop that did the...

According to the website of the shop that did the work they do have A&Ps with IA and the shop is an FAA certified repair station. I believe they also worked on the fuel tanks at the time of doing...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-31-2022, 05:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 549
Posted By PaulvS
Rivet locations

Here is a pic of those rivets on the plans (dwg 16) for a -6 with the same part numbers (wings are very similar to -8). My aileron brackets were not pre-drilled either and I think I probably used...
Forum: RV-3 08-28-2022, 04:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,494
Posted By PaulvS
Hole edge distance

Did you attach the WD-415 bracket to the elevator yet? There is a potential edge distance problem if following the dimensions on the drawings; the original RV-6 also mounts WD-415 on the outside of...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-28-2022, 06:57 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,399
Posted By PaulvS
Stuff

The comment about methylene chloride got me curious and I have some paint stripper that is 87% of said chemical, so tried it on a piece of scrap plexi. The result? I sure ain't gonna be getting that...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-28-2022, 03:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 518
Posted By PaulvS
Check port not blocked

In my experience the oil pressure drops to zero and the red light goes on within a few seconds after shut down. I don't know if cold oil would make that much difference especially considering that...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-27-2022, 02:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,788
Posted By PaulvS
nog n 404

Dit werk ook nie vir my nie...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-26-2022, 11:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,234
Posted By PaulvS
Canopy detail

I like the shark fin ring pull at the back of the slider. Did you make it, and how does it attach?
Congrats on the pink slip, it's a big job getting there!
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-25-2022, 07:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 951
Posted By PaulvS
monopoly

Shell effectively has a monopoly on Rotax 4 stroke oil because they are the only manufacturer that has the formula spec from Rotax, apparently. Sport Plus 4 is also more expensive than the other...
Forum: COMM 08-25-2022, 04:28 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,887
Posted By PaulvS
Separate PTT

Another viable option is to mount a separate PTT on the panel somewhere for the backup radio, given that it is only ever going to be used when the primary radio fails.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-23-2022, 07:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 748
Posted By PaulvS
Bushing length.

If the play is in the pilot stick only and definitely not in the co-pilot stick then that would eliminate the source of play from anywhere else in the control linkage, other than the bronze bushing...
Forum: RV-14 08-23-2022, 06:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,850
Posted By PaulvS
Clean prime and paint

The corrosion is on the surface only and the slight manufacturing groove in the steel won't affect the strength as it might if it was aluminum. I would clean off the corrosion with sandpaper or...
Forum: Fiberglass 08-23-2022, 03:52 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,368
Posted By PaulvS
Update

Thanks Brooks and Larry.

The part came off the mold with a little effort overall and the areas that were coated with furniture wax came off easily. Some parts of the tailcone I covered with clear...
Forum: Painting your RV 08-22-2022, 05:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 924
Posted By PaulvS
Leading edge

Not sure if you're aware of this? Text is from Vans construction manual for -6 and probably applies also to -10:

"Spanwise trim stripes should be avoided very near the wing leading edge.
Much is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-21-2022, 04:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 787
Posted By PaulvS
Wheels for grass

I researched this a bit because I fly off a grass strip (and still building the RV-6A).

I recall there was a post on VAF by someone who put on a bigger nose wheel fork, maybe it was a -10 part....
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-20-2022, 07:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,631
Posted By PaulvS
Or Australia. Shipping costs are horrendous and...

Or Australia. Shipping costs are horrendous and import fees are an added percentage of the total bill.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-20-2022, 05:49 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 38,617
Posted By PaulvS
Fixing search

DR has already paid for and got the new version of the software that will fix the search problems, it just needs to be installed. That will be great when it happens, because Google search is a pain...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-19-2022, 10:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 774
Posted By PaulvS
what is the cause?

Try to understand what caused the gap... e.g. is it because the parts were not clamped together while riveting (meaning there may also be a gap where the closest rivets are located) or is it because...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-19-2022, 05:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,427
Posted By PaulvS
collar

Try removing the spring loaded collar from the back riveting set, there should be a roll pin that can be knocked out. You will need to keep the set centred over the rivet by pressing down with a...
Forum: My RV Build Project 08-19-2022, 06:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 8,525
Posted By PaulvS
Later

Same advice as per Doug - do it later when setting the travel. I needed to remove about 1/8" only and used a Dremel sanding drum.
Forum: RV-10 08-19-2022, 06:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 728
Posted By PaulvS
DIY and build on

If it's causing you a problem K1100-06 are showing in stock at Aircraft Spruce, so you could get some there. The bellcrank rib appears to be a flat piece of 2024 with three flanges and some...
Forum: Safety 08-18-2022, 06:46 PM
Replies: 252
Views: 30,772
Posted By PaulvS
Pilots

Isn't the simplest solution for pilots to respect Vne and Vno (and a couple of other design limit numbers)?
Forum: Fiberglass 08-18-2022, 05:09 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,368
Posted By PaulvS
Progress update

Here is a work-in-progress update. The info and videos that people here posted gave me the confidence to attempt molding a new fairing, so thank you. Most of the detail of what I did is in the...
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