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Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-20-2013, 07:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 6,224
Posted By Randle
Tools I use

http://i1326.photobucket.com/albums/u650/randleswd/20130927_101054_zpsd91db8f6.jpg (http://s1326.photobucket.com/user/randleswd/media/20130927_101054_zpsd91db8f6.jpg.html)

Before you remove the...
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-19-2013, 07:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,892
Posted By Randle
Took the words right out of my mouth.

Took the words right out of my mouth.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-19-2013, 07:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,823
Posted By Randle
For 100LL, it becomes necessary to repair once...

For 100LL, it becomes necessary to repair once the leak grows to greater than 2 1/2", or drips or runs off of the tank surface after a 30 Minute test period. You start the test by cleaning the...
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-12-2013, 07:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,648
Posted By Randle
I drilled out the hole with a 9/16 drill bit I...

I drilled out the hole with a 9/16 drill bit I picked up, then scraped the area where the fitting will seat with the good ole finger nail and a razor blade. To ensure no leaks, scratch up the sealant...
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-28-2013, 02:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,209
Posted By Randle
If the green loctite doesn't work, pressure cup...

If the green loctite doesn't work, pressure cup injection is almost always a sure bet depending on how curved the skin is at the rivet.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-21-2013, 11:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 7,416
Posted By Randle
Post deleted until verification

Post deleted until verification
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-18-2013, 08:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 7,416
Posted By Randle
I just tried it with no issues, I am not sure how...

I just tried it with no issues, I am not sure how to compress it. Send me a PM and I will try to and email it to you unless someone else on here already knows how and could easily accomplish it.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-18-2013, 06:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 7,416
Posted By Randle
Talking Awesome

I just want to say how happy and proud of our community I am. I just received an email from my host for the video Dropbox saying "Your Public links have been temporarily suspended for generating...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-17-2013, 09:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 7,416
Posted By Randle
FREE Mattituck Lycoming IO-360 Rebuild Video

This is a 35 minute video in .MOV format that Mattituck put out a few years back showing the assembly of a Lycoming IO-360 for your viewing pleasures. I posted it to my Dropbox, all you have to do is...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-16-2013, 09:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,176
Posted By Randle
Mattituck O-360

I have a digital copy of the Mattituck O-360 rebuild video I can just email you. I dont know if I can email a file that large but I can try.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-11-2013, 06:23 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,023
Posted By Randle
Talk to the Russ

Get ahold of Russ McCutcheon, he is a member on here and I am pretty sure he manufactures the engine mount for Vans Aircraft. He would be the most knowledgeable person on here and can give you the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-06-2013, 06:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,134
Posted By Randle
Had mine built, 30x40 steel weld up for $17000...

Had mine built, 30x40 steel weld up for $17000 and that includes the $6000 for the slab. That does not include the electrical and the big door. Just to give you an idea.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-04-2013, 01:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,050
Posted By Randle
You don't, usually it is through a cannon plug...

You don't, usually it is through a cannon plug but have you pulled your wing root panel and looked to verify it is a BNC? The 3-wire has isolated redundant cicuits for the totalizer and gauge while...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-04-2013, 01:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,050
Posted By Randle
If you think that chapter is good, you should...

If you think that chapter is good, you should download the whole book, then the other three that are meant to go with it. I posted all that info here:...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-04-2013, 09:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,050
Posted By Randle
That is actually the most common type of...

That is actually the most common type of capacitance fuel quantity probe. When you open up the tank and take a closer look at the probe, there will be a part number printed on the outer plate, but...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-27-2013, 11:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,476
Posted By Randle
Ok, I have been trying to wrap my head around all...

Ok, I have been trying to wrap my head around all this and try to develop a theory of operation using the manuals of both products and am stumped. Will the Dynon (SV-NET-HUB) take up some(#?) of the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-24-2013, 08:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,556
Posted By Randle
I work on certifieds and can tell you they are...

I work on certifieds and can tell you they are still primed internally, in fact, I was just inside the wing tank of a very large cargo yesterday. I definitely will not say don't prime them, but you...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 09-21-2013, 09:56 AM
Replies: 181
Views: 88,459
Posted By Randle
It is very hard to express the pain of loosing...

It is very hard to express the pain of loosing one from this family. Tony is the second RV8 builder this year that the VAF community has lost, and although I did not know Tony, I also feel it as...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-20-2013, 06:25 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 10,411
Posted By Randle
Hmm

I am watching this thread very closely as I am building an RV-7A and have a hollow crank O-320 sitting on an engine stand in the shop. I have been debating heavily on whether I should just sell the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-19-2013, 12:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,253
Posted By Randle
I use 3M or PPG-DeSoto B class sealants to seal...

I use 3M or PPG-DeSoto B class sealants to seal my tanks and access panel. I MEK?d the panel and tank, applied a thin layer, ran the bolts down until the sealant just started to squeeze out, let it...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-19-2013, 10:00 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,441
Posted By Randle
Thats what I was thinking, either tie down points...

Thats what I was thinking, either tie down points that will go into the slab that may also double as ground points for refueling and the such.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-16-2013, 07:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,834
Posted By Randle
Fuel econony will not be affected by opening the...

Fuel econony will not be affected by opening the jet a couple of thousands. It can almost be like comparing an O-360's cruise consumption to that of a 320's. It is all dependant on the throttle...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-14-2013, 07:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,834
Posted By Randle
ReJetting the carb is a very common action to...

ReJetting the carb is a very common action to take, but Dave doesn't have the engine running yet, so if he were to open either of the jets up now, he may be needing that material back when he is in...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-13-2013, 08:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,834
Posted By Randle
Your engine guy is correct, the 160 hp variant of...

Your engine guy is correct, the 160 hp variant of your engine also uses the -32 carb. If it was my choice, instead of investing an additional $800-$1100 on a new or rebuilt carb, sell the one you...
Forum: Tools 09-11-2013, 07:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 7,006
Posted By Randle
I purchased a steel plate from a metal recycler...

I purchased a steel plate from a metal recycler for .25 cents a pound which was a little over 100 lbs ($26.49) and took it and the 3422 .DXF to a machinist to have it cut. They said they would do it...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-09-2013, 07:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 873
Posted By Randle
The same, but I use the ranges. For instance,...

The same, but I use the ranges. For instance, the AN B-nut that uses an 11/16 wrench torque value is 95-105 in lbs, I will torque the jamnut (13/16) at 105 and the B-nut at 95.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 09-07-2013, 08:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,320
Posted By Randle
Congrats, and welcome to the VAF school of...

Congrats, and welcome to the VAF school of builder education.
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-06-2013, 07:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,161
Posted By Randle
That's what I was waiting to hear. I have seen...

That's what I was waiting to hear. I have seen many pictures of extra length of line hanging out of wings but none of interface connection.

Any advantages in making the connection in the first...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-06-2013, 06:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,161
Posted By Randle
Still unsuccessful in finding a good picture of...

Still unsuccessful in finding a good picture of the root area. As for now I think I am just going to have to bend and flare the line for the pitot connection and leave the pitot line a little long at...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-05-2013, 01:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,358
Posted By Randle
Youtube "landing light test" and it will yield...

Youtube "landing light test" and it will yield quite a few videos of Halogen to HID to AeroLed comparisons. Aviation Consumer also did a review of a bunch of the LED lights that were out in their...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-05-2013, 10:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,108
Posted By Randle
If you can pry the "angle iron of alum" (couldnt...

If you can pry the "angle iron of alum" (couldnt resist) up just a little bit, pour some MEK in there and let it set for about 10 minutes, then try and pry it up.
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 09-04-2013, 08:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 12,162
Posted By Randle
:eek: if only I was flying. I have a feeling this...

:eek: if only I was flying. I have a feeling this will attract pilots from all over south Texas
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-03-2013, 09:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,161
Posted By Randle
Wing Pitot tubing end clearance advice

I am slowly finishing the rebuild of my wings and am in need of some advice for the Pitot tubing ends. The plan is to use a Garmin GAP26 heated AoA Pitot tube (Pitot will work with all EFIS...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-02-2013, 08:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,454
Posted By Randle
I just tackled the same job, ended up buying a...

I just tackled the same job, ended up buying a pencil grinder. It worked pretty good, very easy to use and well worth it.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 09-02-2013, 03:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,232
Posted By Randle
After reading this post last night, I spent 2...

After reading this post last night, I spent 2 hours watching this show on my phone. I don't have cable TV or internet due to living in the middle of nowhere and cutting costs for the project. I have...
Forum: RV-9/9A 08-31-2013, 09:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,566
Posted By Randle
If the tubing that is currently in my wings is...

If the tubing that is currently in my wings is 1/4" OD, will I have any issues with the volume change using a 3/16 OD pitot line? Is the regulated GAP26 available yet?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-28-2013, 11:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,103
Posted By Randle
I used a 3/4” OD x 5/8” ID clear vinyl tubing...

I used a 3/4” OD x 5/8” ID clear vinyl tubing from the root to the Pitot / Autopilot Servo area. It can be found in the very back of the Home Depot Aviation supply; Manufacturer is Watts, P/N ...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-26-2013, 11:58 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 8,141
Posted By Randle
Working around the fuel systems, I have sent off...

Working around the fuel systems, I have sent off the newbie for the "O-Ring stretcher". After the possible leak is fixed, he must blow as hard as possible into the pitot to "Pressurize the Tanks" for...
Forum: Reviews 08-22-2013, 09:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,021
Posted By Randle
I had a similar event. I needed some replacement...

I had a similar event. I needed some replacement parts that "grew legs and walked away" from when I got the parts and now that I need them in the build. I gave them a call on Monday afternoon and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-21-2013, 07:12 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,859
Posted By Randle
It just so happens I read an article today in...

It just so happens I read an article today in "Midwest Flyer" about how much today we rely on our autopilots and what would happen if it went poof at the absolute worst time. This article was from...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-09-2013, 09:24 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,386
Posted By Randle
What a beauty, I have been looking to do a very...

What a beauty, I have been looking to do a very similar paint scheme, I love the look of the silver and red. Any numbers as far as CG and weight change?
Forum: Electrical Systems 07-29-2013, 07:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,565
Posted By Randle
I used to live out in Saylorville and whenever I...

I used to live out in Saylorville and whenever I had issues with "unique" electical systems, I would only go to Ankeny Auto Electric. They have rebuilt 3 alternators for me in the past and they are...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-24-2013, 08:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 7,277
Posted By Randle
Yep, nuf said. I just read the thread and can...

Yep, nuf said. I just read the thread and can only feel sorry for all those guys.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-23-2013, 09:04 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 17,604
Posted By Randle
Apples and Oranges, now a fruit salad

For anyone who has sat or flown behind both the Skyview and the AFS Decks know how completely different they are. As Stein has quoted many times, they are for different missions. But with everything...
Forum: RV-10 07-18-2013, 06:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,143
Posted By Randle
Thumbs up Congrats Ross, I will be in town in the beginning...

Congrats Ross, I will be in town in the beginning of next month and would love to see how that beauty turned out. It seems like just a year ago we were hanging the engine.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-17-2013, 07:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,689
Posted By Randle
And its painted :eek:, jealousy sets in.

And its painted :eek:, jealousy sets in.
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-11-2013, 07:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,578
Posted By Randle
If I was only this close. I just bent my aileron...

If I was only this close. I just bent my aileron skins an hour ago. The panel looks amazing, I bet you are itching to get that clecoed in and powered up.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-10-2013, 09:27 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,652
Posted By Randle
This is the best thing I think you have to go off...

This is the best thing I think you have to go off of so far, have you checked into it or talked with Dynon?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-09-2013, 11:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,116
Posted By Randle
Thumbs up FREE Builder / Maintenance Books

Ok, so I have been meaning to make this post for quite some time and just have not had the chance to gather everything to put it out there. For every builder/owner/AMT out there, it is a...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-09-2013, 08:49 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,652
Posted By Randle
another option

From my experience with capacitance type fuel indicating (the only type I work with at the good ole workplace), the control units (converters) get flaky and shell out substantially more often than...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-02-2013, 05:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,652
Posted By Randle
The 5v supply to the 2 converters, does it also...

The 5v supply to the 2 converters, does it also supply any other electonics ?
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-02-2013, 11:10 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,652
Posted By Randle
First question, do both tanks perform the same...

First question, do both tanks perform the same discrepancy just at different times and does one side do it more than the other? I am not familiar exactly how the convertor for the Dynon probes work...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-28-2013, 11:47 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,463
Posted By Randle
RV-7A Crash Near San Antonio, TX

74-year-old Peter Dankelman was killed yesterday while on approach to a small Grass strip (1TE4) just East of San Antonio, TX at around 9 PM. I did not know Peter or if he was the builder but I live...
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-20-2013, 10:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,477
Posted By Randle
Welcome aboard George. You need to get ahold of...

Welcome aboard George. You need to get ahold of the guys down at W&C builders assist in Boone, IDK if that is the builders you were talking about. Since you go to school at ISU, it is just another 20...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-06-2013, 03:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,310
Posted By Randle
Thumbs down I will jump in on this boat again, I also highly...

I will jump in on this boat again, I also highly suggest staying away from the copper lines. I posted on another thread around 2 weeks ago where another gentleman was setting up his primer line...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-03-2013, 07:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,298
Posted By Randle
I laughed so hard when I read this I about fell...

I laughed so hard when I read this I about fell out of my chair, my wife has made the same comment on more than one occasion
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-02-2013, 07:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,298
Posted By Randle
And here I thought that security question DR...

And here I thought that security question DR setup was to keep ravaging advertisement computers away. My wife knows "of" VAF, but not by name :D
Forum: COMM 06-02-2013, 07:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,550
Posted By Randle
Whenever I get called out for these problems I...

Whenever I get called out for these problems I always go straight to the radio's coax and pull shielded or outer most portion of the BNC apart and inspect. Too many times is the braiding coming apart...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-31-2013, 09:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,775
Posted By Randle
Check out ColoRV's Kitlog, here...

Check out ColoRV's Kitlog, here (http://www.mykitlog.com/users/category.php?user=ShookRV8&project=2129&category=0)
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-31-2013, 07:05 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 8,172
Posted By Randle
You can utilize Dynon’s SV-XPNDR-261 Remote...

You can utilize Dynon’s SV-XPNDR-261 Remote Transponder that is a Mode S, I believe the Trig TT22 is also supported which is Mode S



Like we said in earlier posts, you can go with the ADS-b...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-30-2013, 08:48 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 8,172
Posted By Randle
There won't be any IFR for me for quite some...

There won't be any IFR for me for quite some time. My current "plan" is to wire the panel for a navigator and 2nd PFD such as a gemini or D10 during the build but get the plane flying and through its...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-30-2013, 06:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,553
Posted By Randle
Any news on Tylers 8? I know the EAA guys up...

Any news on Tylers 8? I know the EAA guys up there have a lot of work cut out for them.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-30-2013, 05:58 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 8,172
Posted By Randle
It took 3 pages of weeding to get to the first...

It took 3 pages of weeding to get to the first answer to my original post and to see that beauty sitting on the bench gives my the itch. The big thing I am waiting to here is what people who are and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-30-2013, 02:54 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,679
Posted By Randle
Go with those thin T8s, I can't remember what...

Go with those thin T8s, I can't remember what they are called, but they provide better lighting in my opinion. Mine are 14 ft off the ground and provide good lighting that does sometimes need backed...
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