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Forum: Electrical Systems 06-24-2022, 11:53 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,664
Posted By FuturPilot
Crimp ?

Any reason we can't crimp then solder the connectors?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-23-2022, 10:13 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,843
Posted By FuturPilot
RV weekend

Finally had a friend (non builder) help with the buck bar on some rivets.
I may have not stressed the importance of holding said bar parallel to skin.
After, second time,...
Forum: Safety 05-18-2022, 09:55 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,369
Posted By FuturPilot
Made all my pushrods, but those. That answers...

Made all my pushrods, but those. That answers that question...rivet/weld.
I'm welding.
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-11-2022, 10:10 AM
Replies: 2,014
Views: 1,492,294
Posted By FuturPilot
Dave, You mention Sika. What number is it? I...


You mention Sika. What number is it? I see they have a variety.

Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-07-2022, 10:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,258
Posted By FuturPilot
RV weekend?

Got to this point this weekend.
For prospective builders, when you read one line of instructions, this is what you may expect.
Instructions say:
"When drilling is complete, remove the skins. Debur...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-03-2022, 09:42 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 194,969
Posted By FuturPilot
How many licks?

"How many licks does it take to get to the center of a tootsie roll tootsie pop?"
How many times do you have to drill into your fingers to find a simple solution.
Forum: RV-14 12-06-2021, 08:55 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 246,517
Posted By FuturPilot

Love it!
KISS principle at work.
However, the avionics package you have is 10 times more capable than anything I have flown.
I'm planning very similar.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-11-2021, 10:28 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,478
Posted By FuturPilot
Tools,tech, and time

Gorilla tape...check, air pressure lower...check, watch and wait on gun...check.
Will try all of these.
Thanks for the "expert" advice.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-10-2021, 09:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,123
Posted By FuturPilot

I'm not happy with my performance.
Look at pic and tell me what you think I should do to remedy?

[thread moved out of Classifieds; S.Buchanan]
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-10-2021, 09:17 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,478
Posted By FuturPilot
Riv pound Technique?

They say if you do the same thing over and over and get the same results, and expect different? You're nuts! I hope I'm not nuts and expect to finish this and actually fly it.
Any suggestions why...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-30-2021, 10:18 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,481
Posted By FuturPilot
Hoist mod


Made an extension for my hoist. 2 in stock, 3/16 wall, 30 in long.
used it for a truck engine swap, worked well, put a little ballast (me) on back for good measure.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-05-2021, 11:48 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,682
Posted By FuturPilot
buck bar tool

I'll take one of the buck bar guide tools. :)
Forum: My RV Build Project 04-08-2020, 10:30 AM
Replies: 475
Views: 244,840
Posted By FuturPilot

On the electrical side with regard to the landing/wig wag switch, what is used to make likes "wig wag" vs both on?
Forum: Painting your RV 03-25-2016, 02:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,086
Posted By FuturPilot
I think I saw a box of 250 at the dollar store. ...

I think I saw a box of 250 at the dollar store. They're called something different.... I think it was Q-tips!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-06-2016, 07:00 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 14,475
Posted By FuturPilot
Intro to RV's by a "pro"

Back in the 80's took a ride in the factory Glassair III. Fast forward to 2004. I had an opportunity to meet Lyle Heffel in DBQ at his shop where he was working on his 4th or 5th. Then off to the...
Forum: RV-4 01-24-2016, 10:17 AM
Replies: 414
Views: 393,966
Posted By FuturPilot
Early stage restart
After a short break, I decided to restart building my -4. I pulled out the parts for the vertical...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-14-2016, 10:10 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 9,018
Posted By FuturPilot
David, Do you recall what they used to clean the...

Do you recall what they used to clean the oxydation before priming?
Forum: Trip Write-ups 09-21-2015, 09:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,836
Posted By FuturPilot
Ditto on that, though seems like a lifetime ago.

Ditto on that, though seems like a lifetime ago.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-08-2015, 10:37 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 14,246
Posted By FuturPilot
Although the RV line has great performance...

Although the RV line has great performance numbers, we as builder/pilots have to understand that this performance only occurs when the engine is running. When it is not running, it is nothing more...
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-19-2015, 06:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,996
Posted By FuturPilot
Agree with Larry, simple primer will wipe of if...

Agree with Larry,
simple primer will wipe of if necessary further into build, any grease will collect dirt over time.
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-26-2013, 07:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,108
Posted By FuturPilot
Trim Tab

I feel you would be better served as a builder to persist in getting the trim tab right per the design plans (I agree either way will serve the purpose) as further on in the build you will encounter...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-14-2013, 11:48 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 14,593
Posted By FuturPilot

After 20 years in Air Force, most recently working F16's, I don't think I would run wires any different. Now the RV will not pull as many G's as the 16, but if you think about doing any aerobatics...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-15-2012, 06:32 AM
Replies: 259
Views: 124,233
Posted By FuturPilot
Thumbs up Great layout...Rather than reinventing the wheel....

Great layout...Rather than reinventing the wheel. Could you post the FPD file of your design. I'm building a 7 also.
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