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Forum: RV-6/6A 04-07-2021, 08:23 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 225
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: 739
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: 1,328
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: 3,138
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: 3,138
Posted By PaulvS
It's OK.......

It's OK.......
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-01-2021, 02:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 422
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: 421
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: 12,478
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: 3,138
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: 1,136
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: 6,387
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: 1,316
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: 2,034
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: 962
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: 339
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: 551
Views: 329,095
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: 853
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: 168
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: 1,860
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: 880
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: 61
Views: 5,994
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: 515
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: 1,769
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: 704
Views: 241,562
Posted By PaulvS
First flight

WooooHoooo! Well Done!
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 03-11-2021, 03:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,380
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: 3,396
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: 1,967
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: 785
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: 358
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: 1,967
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: 1,524
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: 1,524
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: 603
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: 680
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: 995
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: 1,646
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: 1,354
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: 621
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: 1,418
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: 1,418
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: 1,646
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: 2,044
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: 704
Views: 241,562
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: 2,044
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: 2,349
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...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-22-2021, 05:39 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,071
Posted By PaulvS
Thumbs up what beer

Vaccinations just started here so maybe we will be allowed to travel by then?
Anyway what beer is on tap? I don't mean to dis anyone but there's a really good CANADIAN beer that was called O'Keefe's...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-20-2021, 11:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,250
Posted By PaulvS
I've experienced a Dynon D100 that occasionally...

I've experienced a Dynon D100 that occasionally reboots itself in flight. There is no apparent cause or clue for why the screen suddenly goes black and then restarts through the normal boot...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-20-2021, 09:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,145
Posted By PaulvS
The work/effort to convert a 6 to a 6A would...

The work/effort to convert a 6 to a 6A would include all/some/more of the following:

New engine mount and nose gear = remove and refit engine.
Modifications to engine cowling.
Modifications to...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-20-2021, 03:57 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,877
Posted By PaulvS
On a regular flight in a 912 LSA the peak PPM is...

On a regular flight in a 912 LSA the peak PPM is 18. The meter I use normally displays zero unless PPM goes above 30, but it has a separate button to recall peak PPM so that is where 18 comes from,...
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-10-2021, 07:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,682
Posted By PaulvS
Retrofit dimpling?

If retrofitting such a stiffener to a completed fuselage, what would be an effective method of dimpling the skin? The skin is too thin I guess for machine countersinking, and the pulled rivet tool...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-07-2021, 03:15 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,833
Posted By PaulvS
If blowing in the intake results in a leak out of...

If blowing in the intake results in a leak out of the exhaust, or vice versa, then that would mean that something is wrong (valve is stuck open) with a cylinder, correct? I understand that OP is...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-07-2021, 01:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,504
Posted By PaulvS
I've found it a bit easier to remove the lower...

I've found it a bit easier to remove the lower cowling if I am working on my own, by supporting it from underneath with a folding table. I slide the table into position and wad up several towels to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-06-2021, 08:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,679
Posted By PaulvS
Down here they are about $350 AUD, that's about...

Down here they are about $350 AUD, that's about $240 USD, plus shipping!
Forum: RV-14 02-06-2021, 06:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,158
Posted By PaulvS
Parking brake was definitely off when bleeding? I...

Parking brake was definitely off when bleeding? I know it's pretty obvious but weirder things have happened! Sounds like you have checked everything else thoroughly and with two sets of eyes.
Forum: Painting your RV 02-05-2021, 09:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,587
Posted By PaulvS
I showed the picture to my wife, and she agrees...

I showed the picture to my wife, and she agrees with your wife, so your wife is right.

When the time comes to paint my RV I think the whole family is going to decide the design! But it is going to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-03-2021, 09:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,639
Posted By PaulvS
I'm a bit embarrassed to admit that as a...

I'm a bit embarrassed to admit that as a post-graduate qualified project manager (MSc) it has taken me nearly 28 years to build my RV to 46.325% complete.

So I humbly suggest...don't...go....there!...
Forum: RV-10 02-03-2021, 01:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 813
Posted By PaulvS
I covered the bearings with a little disc of...

I covered the bearings with a little disc of masking tape before priming. I admit that I am a bit OCD!
Forum: RV-14 02-02-2021, 10:53 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 681
Posted By PaulvS
Paul Dye recently wrote an article in Kitplanes...

Paul Dye recently wrote an article in Kitplanes magazine about fabricating tie wire tabs that are cut and bent from sheet metal. The tabs go under a bolt or nut that is convenient and have a hole...
Forum: RV-3 02-02-2021, 09:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,148
Posted By PaulvS
Flight instruments

That sounds interesting, and I don't mean to hijack the OP's thread, but are you saying that you have only the AV-30 and no other flight instruments in the panel? I'm wondering if it is possible to...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-02-2021, 07:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,884
Posted By PaulvS
intercom

The Garmin radio includes a built-in intercom, but the Dynon does not, AFAIK, so there would be the extra cost of an audio panel with the Dynon. So that's possibly why.;)
Forum: RV-3 02-02-2021, 04:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,148
Posted By PaulvS
feedback

Here's some brief feedback, hope it may help:

I like the look of the round gauges, it suits the RV-3.

My main concern is the AV-30 readouts for airspeed and altitude may be too small for use as ...
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-01-2021, 04:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 725
Posted By PaulvS
We will laugh with you, despite the cruel jokes...

We will laugh with you, despite the cruel jokes about Tasmanians! :p
Glad you got it sorted!
P.
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-31-2021, 05:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 489
Posted By PaulvS
other plug types

I think the main concern will be the suitability of the wire type for aircraft use. Tefzel is common because it is abrasion and heat resistant. PVC cable gives off toxic fumes when heated though I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-29-2021, 06:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 635
Posted By PaulvS
Vans support

Vans have previously acknowledged the shortcomings in the online catalog and store and have been working behind the scenes on a new and improved version. AFAIK there hasn't been any statement on...
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