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Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-02-2021, 05:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 776
Posted By Anon455
Use a #41 drill bit.

Use a #41 drill bit.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-31-2021, 03:20 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 35,490
Posted By Anon455
Martin, I believe you're possibly correct. ...

Martin, I believe you're possibly correct. Someone possibly has revised the wording.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-31-2021, 12:44 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 35,490
Posted By Anon455
Several people in the community believed it was...

Several people in the community believed it was true and sent non-refundable checks to Van's as a deposit hoping to get a kit. Van's has yet to sell a single kit because the cost ballooned to just...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-31-2021, 10:35 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 35,490
Posted By Anon455
Duo Duce

Modified...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-30-2021, 11:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,662
Posted By Anon455
Gasket

After reading all these "great ideas", I think I'll stick to a good old gasket.

I've removed about 100 lifetimes worth of Pro-Seal out of B-1900 fuel tanks using a razor blade, skin wedges, and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-29-2021, 11:09 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 35,490
Posted By Anon455
Duo Duce

The RV-8 Duo Duce is the only twin engine RV I've ever heard of.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-29-2021, 10:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,662
Posted By Anon455
Talking prevailing advice

"prevailing advice was to forgo the gaskets and just seal them with pro-seal". LoL
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-25-2021, 10:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,754
Posted By Anon455
Define excessive play?

In section 15 Inspection and Preparation of the Airframe under flight controls it says that "trim tabs must be free of excessive play." I would think the information in the AC was purpose written,...
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-25-2021, 09:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,010
Posted By Anon455
AVERAGE BUILD TIME

Looking only for the build times for the following components from professional builders that do it full time in a shop designed to build the planes and have all the professional tools blah blah...
Forum: Nosewheel vs. Tailwheel 01-25-2021, 12:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 10,852
Posted By Anon455
20 Rules

Paul, terrible video! You need to do it over until you get it right. There's at least 20 rules to tail dragging.. Explain the first 5 over that beach that's a good start but, the next 5 over the...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-24-2021, 02:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,045
Posted By Anon455
Jim, either Bobby Boucher or Dave Cramer will...

Jim, either Bobby Boucher or Dave Cramer will likely have that sitting on a shelf. Both are in Fredericksburg at Shannon (EZF). You can call the desk at (540) 373-4431 and they'll put you in touch...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-24-2021, 02:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,754
Posted By Anon455
AC 23-629-1b Ch 3.d.2.

AC 23-629-1b Ch 3.d.2.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-23-2021, 11:56 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,879
Posted By Anon455
Fantastic

Fantastic idea Carl.
Forum: Safety 01-23-2021, 10:37 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,038
Posted By Anon455
Sorry, I thought the title of the thread was...

Sorry, I thought the title of the thread was Nordlock vs. Safety Wire. But, if you find safety wire too difficult or time consuming and WW doesn't recommend nordlock, you should probably look into...
Forum: Safety 01-22-2021, 09:50 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,038
Posted By Anon455
Nord Lock - It's Gitchy

How long has safety wire been around? I don't know, but I can say that I've cut .032" safety wire in 2014 that was installed in 1956.

Safety wire is cheap and it's got a really really long shelf...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-22-2021, 04:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,113
Posted By Anon455
Weight and Stall

A few years ago I went for biennial. Afterwards the DPE, a far retired ATP through me a question:

Why is stall speed greater for an aircraft with a minimally weighted load compared with maximum?
Forum: Primers 01-22-2021, 04:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,419
Posted By Anon455
Thanks Larry - Right now I'm using Azko Noble...

Thanks Larry - Right now I'm using Azko Noble 10P20-13. In your opinion, should I switch away from this?

Thanks
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-21-2021, 01:22 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 31,648
Posted By Anon455
Scott ~ thank you for posting that link

Scott ~ thank you for posting that link
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-21-2021, 01:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,104
Posted By Anon455
Thumbs up Well, apparently not all of them..... besides...

Well, apparently not all of them..... besides what was that thing that went from 0 to Mach 10 in 15 seconds? Well - I don't know if was an RV-8, but I'll bet those guys used used MIL STD 403c

On...
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-20-2021, 06:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,821
Posted By Anon455
I'm not trying to tell anyone what to do, I'm...

I'm not trying to tell anyone what to do, I'm just passing along information that was researched, tested, and peer reviewed by presubably, a team of aerospace engineers and a signed off by a PE with...
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-19-2021, 10:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,395
Posted By Anon455
Force 842

Try using a dry moly lubricant like LPS Force 842 instead of grease or oil. 842 bonds with the metal (looks like dark gray paint) is very, very slick when it dries and reduces galling and collection...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-19-2021, 07:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,657
Posted By Anon455
cross threading stainless hardware

Cross threaded a stainless screw into the nut plate and then overtorqued it with a drill

Then, in removing the nutplates, drilled too deep and off center instead of breaking the head off
Forum: Primers 01-19-2021, 06:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,419
Posted By Anon455
What is P60G2 used for? I read the product sheet...

What is P60G2 used for?

I read the product sheet and saw these:

• P60G2 is not intended for use over adequate chemical treatments on steel, galvanized steel, or aluminum. Using P60G2 over these...
Forum: Painting your RV 01-19-2021, 05:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,082
Posted By Anon455
Post Plastic sheet repair

The procedure is located in AC 43-13.1b Sec 4 Ch 3-40 d. Page 3-23
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-18-2021, 07:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,104
Posted By Anon455
Thumbs up Hugh, I needed some time and motivation to find...

Hugh, I needed some time and motivation to find the reference, but the dimple drill sequence as found in MIL STD 403C is to drill the pilot hole then dimple and then drill to final size if...
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-17-2021, 09:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,679
Posted By Anon455
Randall did you have problems using screws on the...

Randall did you have problems using screws on the rudder tip? Is that why you didn't use screws? Do you not inspect the security of the counter-weight or the tip rib during the conformity...
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-17-2021, 05:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,679
Posted By Anon455
4-40. That doesn’t sound right. Are you sure?

4-40. That doesn’t sound right. Are you sure?
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-16-2021, 10:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,869
Posted By Anon455
From the looks of those smiled rivets and the...

From the looks of those smiled rivets and the damaged structure it must be a very difficult place to rivet.
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-16-2021, 09:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,821
Posted By Anon455
Tips and Tricks

1. Minimum Edge Distance for rivets. 470 rivets are 2 x the diameter and 426 rivets are 2.5 x the diameter.

2. Machine countersink only when material thickness is greater than rivet head. This...
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-14-2021, 06:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,622
Posted By Anon455
Starting block

Tram, If you've not done so already, you might want to start by reading Lycoming Service Instruction 1435 and/or the operator's manual to your intended engine.

S.I....
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-13-2021, 07:51 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 7,236
Posted By Anon455
"Mix it Hot" - LoL

Read and Follow the directions that come with the ProSeal

1) There are different types of Pro-Seal. One type is used for applications involving fuel.
2) People don't mix it right. Inadequate...
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-13-2021, 09:57 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,194
Posted By Anon455
Don't go to prison!

A/C in an 8? The future is liquid cooling garments not something that draws engine power. I imagine by the time you've got your airplane ready to fly, the technology will have advanced even more...
Forum: Safety 01-12-2021, 09:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,711
Posted By Anon455
Don't Drink Alodine

Just a reminder about Alodine and contact with your skin.

I've worked with Alodine for many years, but never had a problem / exposure until yesterday------

Last night, I removed my gloves after...
Forum: Safety 01-12-2021, 06:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,055
Posted By Anon455
When would you ever need to use spray foam...

When would you ever need to use spray foam insulation in an airplane and why would you ever use it? I've never seen it used in any airplane that was professionally built after 1903 - not even in...
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-11-2021, 05:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 917
Posted By Anon455
Jeff, you state the zerk is on the "very front"...

Jeff, you state the zerk is on the "very front" is greasing that zerk going to lubricate the wheel bearings or the strut brace?
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-10-2021, 12:15 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,289
Posted By Anon455
TOCBV

The Thermostatic Oil Cooler Bypass Valve was designed to provide better control of the engine oil temperature while also maintaining the safety of the oil system by bypassing oil around an oil cooler...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-07-2021, 09:23 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,691
Posted By Anon455
Mr. FedEx, Mr. Van's, and Mr. Lycoming

If your a builder and your name is FedEx, Van's, or Lycoming - You'll make money...
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-07-2021, 07:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,679
Posted By Anon455
Rudder Tip Screws?

I want to be able to remove the rudder tip (other tips for that matter) for access/inspection purposes and would like to know of anyone who has substituted nut-plates and what/if any problems they...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-06-2021, 05:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,021
Posted By Anon455
Where are these minimum edge distances coming...

Where are these minimum edge distances coming from? Is there an experimental/invisible aircraft maintain manual I'm missing? I look in the Van's manual and in AC 43.13 and in Mil Std documents and...
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-06-2021, 01:31 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,894
Posted By Anon455
LoL - they should be down to 19,769 by...

LoL - they should be down to 19,769 by now......only 17,000 to go
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-06-2021, 01:12 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,894
Posted By Anon455
The minimum edge distance for a 426 rivet is 2.5...

The minimum edge distance for a 426 rivet is 2.5 d not 2 d. There is -0- room for any error as the bend in the rib-flange starts before the 2.5 d edge distance. ...
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-04-2021, 12:01 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,770
Posted By Anon455
Dan, thank you for taking the time to post. ...

Dan, thank you for taking the time to post. Those pictures along with that #4 pic reinforce what I thought - that the tower is strong enough with whatever mod you chose. I don't need my airplane to...
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 12-30-2020, 02:01 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,482
Posted By Anon455
Van's should buy Zenith

Van's should buy Zenith
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-28-2020, 12:07 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,104
Posted By Anon455
I went down stairs awhile ago and practiced on...

I went down stairs awhile ago and practiced on some .032". I got the same cracking results and stress exfoliation of the aluminum coating when I didn't properly prepare the hole and really applied...
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-27-2020, 08:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,104
Posted By Anon455
use a "light touch" I'm curious.

~Dimple the 0.040 rear spar and “touch up" the dimpled holes slightly with a sharp deburring bit or microstop countersink. This "touch up" operation removes just a small amount of metal to make the...
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-27-2020, 06:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,104
Posted By Anon455
The dies are set too tight.

The dies are set too tight.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 12-26-2020, 10:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,176
Posted By Anon455
Don't you think Van's will tell you to get new...

Don't you think Van's will tell you to get new ones?
Forum: RV-14 12-26-2020, 09:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,744
Posted By Anon455
Roy - my advice is to buy a Desoutter 3X rivet...

Roy - my advice is to buy a Desoutter 3X rivet gun, a Sioux-Per Swivel, and use a high flow air system. I've got a bunch of rivet stuff from a corner gun (1X) to a 7X that I use for flow forming. ...
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-26-2020, 08:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,473
Posted By Anon455
Agree

- Maybe someone already galled the threads.
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-26-2020, 02:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,289
Posted By Anon455
Great marketing

That’s a lot of “stuff” for something as simple as a battery charger. Even batteries that are $10,000 don’t have chargers that do all that. They only do 1. Constant Current or 2. Constant Voltage. I...
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-25-2020, 01:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,654
Posted By Anon455
Skylor, I'm new to the vernacular used in this...

Skylor, I'm new to the vernacular used in this forum and I don't know what is meant by OP could you let me know it's meaning? Also - I'm wondering - the plan posted by vomatic is labeled for the...
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