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Forum: RV-7/7A 11-11-2022, 11:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 583
Posted By AlphaCharlieBravo
Delivery estimates

Good morning Chris

From Vans Website:

Tail Kit: Nov-Dec 2022

Wing Kit: Feb 2023

Fuselage Kit: April -May 2023
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-02-2022, 03:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 975
Posted By AlphaCharlieBravo
First off congratulations on the new plane....

First off congratulations on the new plane. Enjoy!

If you head to Vans website you can order a thumb drive with the 6/6a plans on it for you. Part # FD Plans RV-6/6a. If you poke around on them...
Forum: RV-14 09-02-2022, 11:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 747
Posted By AlphaCharlieBravo
John Pro tip Go to google for your searches....

John

Pro tip

Go to google for your searches. For your question I typed in ( machine countersink stringers RV14 site: vansairforce ) You don't need to use parentheses. I just did it for...
Forum: RV-14 09-02-2022, 10:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 747
Posted By AlphaCharlieBravo
Hey John Looks like drawing 08-08 step...

Hey John

Looks like drawing 08-08 step #5.

"Machine countersink the #40 holes of the HS-00914 Stringers for the dimples in the skin."

Hope this helps.

Arnie
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-29-2022, 05:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 463
Posted By AlphaCharlieBravo
Cliff Same here. Contact me if you would like. I...

Cliff

Same here. Contact me if you would like. I installed firewall complete and split line. Took a lot of pics I can share with you. Let me know.

Arnie
Forum: RV-14 08-25-2022, 08:08 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 224,359
Posted By AlphaCharlieBravo
Brian Regardless of what your box and crate...

Brian

Regardless of what your box and crate look like. You have on the side facing in the picture an indicator that lets you know if the box /pallet has been tipped or dropped. It is the little...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-20-2022, 05:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,743
Posted By AlphaCharlieBravo
John I know it doesn't answer your...

John

I know it doesn't answer your question....but.

I just ordered my Catto 3 blade prop with clear coat carbon spinner. White w/red tips, leading edge tape.

Rv7, long James cowl. Can't wait to...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 08-15-2022, 03:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 862
Posted By AlphaCharlieBravo
Thanks for sharing. Watched and commented.. He...

Thanks for sharing. Watched and commented..

He did a great job!

Arnie
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-14-2022, 04:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,534
Posted By AlphaCharlieBravo
I got a round trip quote from Alaskan Airlines...

I got a round trip quote from Alaskan Airlines from Seatac to Milwaukee nonstop roundtrip departing 07/22/22 returning following Friday for 950, three days before departure.

I imagine that the...
Forum: RV-6/6A 08-14-2022, 03:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 752
Posted By AlphaCharlieBravo
I just bought the black ones from Darwin and they...

I just bought the black ones from Darwin and they are beautifully made. Not flying yet but easy install as he suggested.

Arnie
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-01-2022, 09:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,863
Posted By AlphaCharlieBravo
I measured the head diameter of the (smooth...

I measured the head diameter of the (smooth shank) Grip Rite nail I mentioned in post #2 above and it is .134. Lowes or the Depot has that brand.

They work great.

Arnie
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-01-2022, 12:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,863
Posted By AlphaCharlieBravo
Don't know what nail you are currently using but...

Don't know what nail you are currently using but I use the 6D 2" finish nails and they work fine. The brand is Grip Rite (smooth shank). Don't know if this makes a difference?
Hope this helps.

Arnie
Forum: RV-4 07-27-2022, 08:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,259
Posted By AlphaCharlieBravo
TJ Search under names for "Willyeyeball". Lots...

TJ

Search under names for "Willyeyeball".

Lots of posts related to RV4 aerobatics.

Hope this helps you out.

Arnie
Forum: Fiberglass 07-06-2022, 06:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,537
Posted By AlphaCharlieBravo
When I'm home from work Ill post a few pics and...

When I'm home from work Ill post a few pics and then Ill comment . Thanks.




Anyhow a little narrative.

I started with the folding rings and set the horizontal line. There is a 13" ring marked on...
Forum: Fiberglass 07-06-2022, 12:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,537
Posted By AlphaCharlieBravo
Thanks for the responses. Im working now but will...

Thanks for the responses. Im working now but will address some of the issues when Im home later.

Thank you
Arnie
Forum: Fiberglass 07-05-2022, 09:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,537
Posted By AlphaCharlieBravo
Sam James Cowl

https://photos.app.goo.gl/KL51xfMr6GxqqseU7

https://photos.app.goo.gl/j1QbPeETepm1QU8R7

https://photos.app.goo.gl/jsDow3kZwsZkDYH17

https://photos.app.goo.gl/FoRJTzPfNx5KvmdMA

Hopefully you can...
Forum: Propellers 06-06-2022, 08:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,352
Posted By AlphaCharlieBravo
Saber Manufacturing

Just received my 4" Saber Prop Extension for my extended James Cowl and Lycoming A1A engine and it is a work of art. Beautiful!

Going with a three blade Catto prop. Spoke to Nicole the other day and...
Forum: Tools 04-17-2022, 10:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,472
Posted By AlphaCharlieBravo
Torque Wrench

Kyle

I just purchased a CDI 2502MRPH 3/8th drive. Its good from 30-250 inch/lbs.
I'll be using it on my engine mount and engine. Don't know what your prop specs are.
This wrench comes with the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-28-2022, 09:18 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 10,076
Posted By AlphaCharlieBravo
Not as current as you're probably looking...

Not as current as you're probably looking for.

Ordered 0-360 A1A, twin pmags, (Non Thunderbolt) through Vans back in June 2021 before price hike for an October delivery. I pushed it back until first...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-04-2022, 08:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,716
Posted By AlphaCharlieBravo
Thank you Larry for responding so quickly. I now...

Thank you Larry for responding so quickly. I now see the difference between the floater and the fixed style. I received floaters in my kit as well.

Also because of an earlier post of yours I...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-02-2022, 07:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,716
Posted By AlphaCharlieBravo
Skybolt Recievers

I received the complete FF Skybolt Kit for my RV-7. It included the SK245A162A receivers as part of the kit. They are brass colored, accept 2 1/8th rivets. It looks as though there is no room for the...
Forum: Tools 12-08-2021, 08:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,019
Posted By AlphaCharlieBravo
Thank you Martin and Larry. Big help! Sending in...

Thank you Martin and Larry.
Big help! Sending in order tonight.

Arnie
Forum: Tools 12-07-2021, 11:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,019
Posted By AlphaCharlieBravo
Skybolt Kit

Im about to order my Skybolt Fastener Kit. #RV679J-C1P. It is the complete cowling kit for my Sam James cowl.
What additional install tools did you guys order from Skybolt?

Thank you
Arnie
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-29-2021, 08:33 PM
Replies: 2,061
Views: 1,579,321
Posted By AlphaCharlieBravo
Engine Arrival

Have a 370lb. pallet arriving from PA this Thursday!! Whoo Hoo!

0-360 A1A dual Pmags, Ordered right before the price increase on June 30th.
Received my Sam James long cowling earlier in the year....
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 11-16-2021, 10:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,919
Posted By AlphaCharlieBravo
My deepest condolences Doug, Susie and family for...

My deepest condolences Doug, Susie and family for your loss. What a wonderful woman who lived a rich and full life. Thank you for sharing a little of her story with us.
Forum: RV-14 01-07-2021, 07:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,102
Posted By AlphaCharlieBravo
I love your current and former N#. Enjoy your...

I love your current and former N#.
Enjoy your build and welcome.

Arnie
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-10-2020, 07:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,622
Posted By AlphaCharlieBravo
Hey Terry In that drawing A-A they give you...

Hey Terry

In that drawing A-A they give you everything you need. It shows 1" down from the last hole (two places) and 1/2" over from that centered hole.
Hope that helps. I made sure that I was all...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-07-2020, 12:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,801
Posted By AlphaCharlieBravo
Cowl order

Good response for me as well. Ordered my cowl this week over a few exchanged e-mails.Alls good.
Arnie
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-30-2020, 09:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 880
Posted By AlphaCharlieBravo
In the manual section 5 they show show the rivets...

In the manual section 5 they show show the rivets side by side. The 41H rivet portion, not the stem measures 7/32. The 42H measures 9/32.
Hope this helps.
The grip lengths of course are listed in...
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-10-2018, 07:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,367
Posted By AlphaCharlieBravo
Ryan Look at drawing 28 far left it shows the...

Ryan
Look at drawing 28 far left it shows the side skin over the bottom skin. Notice the broken line. That is the hidden line behind the side skin. Also follow the solid line on bottom of side skin...
Forum: RV-6/6A 05-01-2017, 07:34 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 154,620
Posted By AlphaCharlieBravo
Gene That looks to be a panel from Glasair. Think...

Gene
That looks to be a panel from Glasair. Think that was out of a Glastar. At least that era. It looks a lot like the pics in their gallery.
Couldnt find it in their online parts catalogue but...
Forum: RV-6/6A 04-26-2017, 09:27 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 191,581
Posted By AlphaCharlieBravo
Congratulations! Gil You are one of the most...

Congratulations! Gil

You are one of the most respected and knowledgable contributers on this site. I couldnt be happier for you. Have a safe Phase 1. All the best.
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-22-2017, 02:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,618
Posted By AlphaCharlieBravo
RV7 Finish Kit Inventory

Ready to order finishing kit for RV7 tipper. Ive got a number of items already, Grove wheels&brakes, engine mount (dyna 2) and gear legs and plan on using extended James Cowl.
Looking to see what...
Forum: Southeast 04-09-2017, 07:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,617
Posted By AlphaCharlieBravo
hahahahahaha "emailed some guy" Mitch Locke is...

hahahahahaha
"emailed some guy"

Mitch Locke is the new President of Vans Aircraft.

Welcome aboard!:)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-27-2017, 09:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,141
Posted By AlphaCharlieBravo
Yep Rim of the dimple.

Yep
Rim of the dimple.
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-13-2017, 11:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,942
Posted By AlphaCharlieBravo
Ray There is more slope on the bottom of bracket...

Ray
There is more slope on the bottom of bracket with flanges forward also the slot for the tank attach is higher relative to the centerline of the lightening hole.
Hope this helps.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-24-2016, 02:39 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 12,875
Posted By AlphaCharlieBravo
Using my sheetmetal calculator. A 24" run the...

Using my sheetmetal calculator.

A 24" run the (vertical part) and 5 degree pitch will give you a rise (the horizontal part) of (2") inches. This would be the difference where the plumb bob lands,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-24-2016, 01:36 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 12,022
Posted By AlphaCharlieBravo
"Unless otherwise specified in the engineering...

"Unless otherwise specified in the engineering drawing"
And it does. Plans view on Drawing 3 indicates to see details on Drawing 5 (Detail D) which indicate the direction of the rivet in question....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-15-2016, 11:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,260
Posted By AlphaCharlieBravo
Steve Cant see any reason why not. The airfoil...

Steve
Cant see any reason why not. The airfoil is the same for its entire 5.5" length from the base. Should be able to remove an inch or two without a problem.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-15-2016, 10:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,260
Posted By AlphaCharlieBravo
Kyle Make sure you are installing the blue...

Kyle
Make sure you are installing the blue anodized version. Not the gold one.
The gold ones have a history of the weld breaking. The blue ones were sent out no charge as a replacement.

I have the...
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-15-2016, 12:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,696
Posted By AlphaCharlieBravo
Drawing 3, view A-A. Hope this helps.

Drawing 3, view A-A.
Hope this helps.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-21-2016, 02:50 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 18,924
Posted By AlphaCharlieBravo
Talking And if you think the whole point of this thread...

And if you think the whole point of this thread is "mute", then like Diamond above we can't be friends :D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-16-2016, 10:07 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,570
Posted By AlphaCharlieBravo
little moose prints

https://www.facebook.com/littlemooseprints

Hope this helps.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-29-2016, 08:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,094
Posted By AlphaCharlieBravo
Merrill Here is another link from Hanks previous...

Merrill
Here is another link from Hanks previous post on the trip.

http://www.inspiration.bkoo.hk/flight-tracker
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-06-2016, 07:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,736
Posted By AlphaCharlieBravo
Proseal for me too using the angle method...

Proseal for me too using the angle method previously mentioned. I can use my trailing edge to calibrate levels.:cool:
Forum: Reviews 12-09-2015, 09:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,466
Posted By AlphaCharlieBravo
Congratualations Tim on your solo! Great job.

Congratualations Tim on your solo! Great job.
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-09-2015, 08:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,480
Posted By AlphaCharlieBravo
This is what I had to trim off. I trimmed it the...

This is what I had to trim off. I trimmed it the same angle as the skin. Worked out great.


https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-2BeshePgJe0/TNIdx88qtFI/AAAAAAAACkg/nWD5IMBbh1I/s640-Ic42/DSCN1145.JPG
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 11-01-2015, 06:58 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 8,845
Posted By AlphaCharlieBravo
Awesome Ron!!!! Great job:D

Awesome Ron!!!! Great job:D
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-18-2015, 08:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,554
Posted By AlphaCharlieBravo
Scott Where in Wa State do you live?

Scott
Where in Wa State do you live?
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-16-2015, 10:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,651
Posted By AlphaCharlieBravo
Larry I did 3", 4 1/16th, 5 1/8th. Worked swell....

Larry
I did 3", 4 1/16th, 5 1/8th. Worked swell. 5'8". Not flying yet.


https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-AqqWuGu6Mj8/TadvgnA60LI/AAAAAAAADDM/fsLktX554ec/s640-Ic42/DSCN1301.JPG
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-14-2015, 10:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,228
Posted By AlphaCharlieBravo
http://www.vansaircraft.com/public/service-rv12.ht...

http://www.vansaircraft.com/public/service-rv12.htm

Hopefully you can read here and decide.
Forum: RV-4 10-11-2015, 02:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,413
Posted By AlphaCharlieBravo
Our very own Mike Hoover on VAF wrote that a few...

Our very own Mike Hoover on VAF wrote that a few years back.

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=103337&highlight=rivet+app
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-04-2015, 09:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,305
Posted By AlphaCharlieBravo
Mani Yes there is a 1/4 inch offset for the...

Mani
Yes there is a 1/4 inch offset for the vertical stabilizer on the 7, and yes it took extensive measuring to locate that along with the vertical spar plumb in both directions.
Have fun with your...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-30-2015, 12:35 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 10,057
Posted By AlphaCharlieBravo
Beautiful work Bill.

Beautiful work Bill.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-04-2015, 08:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,644
Posted By AlphaCharlieBravo
Speaking of accuracy. The OP just mentions...

Speaking of accuracy. The OP just mentions "prestigious list" and the source, never naming the magazine as prestigious.

And for what its worth, it is a pretty good list.
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-19-2015, 10:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,566
Posted By AlphaCharlieBravo
Just looks a little deeper than...

Just looks a little deeper than mine.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-f69wMdIL8s8/VdVOGHAif8I/AAAAAAAAFBU/z1z_26CRcC8/s640-Ic42/IMAGE_69.jpeg
Forum: RV-9/9A 07-11-2015, 10:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,521
Posted By AlphaCharlieBravo
John Maybe Im missing something. The 705-E...

John
Maybe Im missing something. The 705-E doubler gets prepared like any other part. It nests behind the the 705-D bulkhead but the side holes do not get riveted until attaching the side skin. As...
Forum: RV-9/9A 07-11-2015, 09:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,521
Posted By AlphaCharlieBravo
Sheet 28. Forward side skin rivet callout. I...

Sheet 28. Forward side skin rivet callout. I dimpled all three layers. 705-d, 705-e and outer skin. I hope this answered what you were inquiring about.
Forum: RV-4 07-05-2015, 12:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,317
Posted By AlphaCharlieBravo
Hey Scott Try your "center section drawing"....

Hey Scott
Try your "center section drawing". Thats where mine are shown.
Forum: RV-4 07-04-2015, 05:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,317
Posted By AlphaCharlieBravo
The bolts on my 7 have washers under the bolt...

The bolts on my 7 have washers under the bolt heads on the lower close tolerence bolts but under the nuts on the upper bolts.

Don't you have a set of full size drawings? It would show the bolts and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-03-2015, 02:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,483
Posted By AlphaCharlieBravo
just a quick and dirty...

just a quick and dirty drawing.


https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-sLGyeN13RLI/VZbcZsYOQlI/AAAAAAAAFAs/Er0ooqernYY/s640/IMAGE_68.jpeg
Forum: RV-10 06-20-2015, 10:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,841
Posted By AlphaCharlieBravo
Looks like you have (6) of them within 20 miles...

Looks like you have (6) of them within 20 miles of you in Vero Beach.
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-16-2015, 09:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,481
Posted By AlphaCharlieBravo
Frank The rivets you're referring to are the two...

Frank
The rivets you're referring to are the two BSPQ-5-4 rivets?
They measure .153. A #21 drill will give you .159. A #19 will give you .166.
My plans from 2008 indicate #21.
Id suggest you get the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-07-2015, 11:55 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 18,490
Posted By AlphaCharlieBravo
http://aviation-safety.net/wikibase/wiki.php?id=17...

http://aviation-safety.net/wikibase/wiki.php?id=176705
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