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Forum: Tools 12-29-2021, 09:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 371
Posted By XOverZero
You've taken one very correct step...seeking...

You've taken one very correct step...seeking advice and info. I would recommend joining your local EAA chapter, if you haven't already. I second the advice to get in touch with Cleaveland Aircraft...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-12-2021, 02:29 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,623
Posted By XOverZero
303 Stainless

303 has selenium or sulphur in it for ease of machining, but it makes the alloy highly susceptible to stress corrosion cracking. It should not be used for stressed applications.
Personally, I would...
Forum: West (and Southwest) 08-28-2021, 10:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,154
Posted By XOverZero
PM coming your way shortly...

PM coming your way shortly...
Forum: RV-15 07-28-2021, 07:01 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 10,136
Posted By XOverZero
Swiss Army Knife approach doesn't do it for me. ...

Swiss Army Knife approach doesn't do it for me. Gimme a Kabar.
Forum: RV-9/9A 05-06-2021, 06:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,562
Posted By XOverZero
Lost rivets?

Nope, not lost. They'll come back. All ya gotta do is just kneel down. You'll know when you find one.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-06-2021, 01:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,392
Posted By XOverZero
Good news

...and I thought it was just me. Thanks, guys. I feel better now. Not necessarily normal, but better.
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 03-26-2021, 01:46 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 17,994
Posted By XOverZero
My money is on YES. Van’s reserved a group of N...

My money is on YES. Van’s reserved a group of N numbers a year or so ago, which play on “15” and “XV.” Such as N215XV, etc.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-10-2020, 01:41 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 176,096
Posted By XOverZero
Not roads...

Them ain’t roads...them hills wuz 3D printed. :D
Forum: Safety 10-28-2020, 07:19 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,906
Posted By XOverZero
Done there, been that

Yup, happened here, too. 9A slider w/AA14 kit. Made new adjuster and slightly longer retainer. EZ, no problem since.
Forum: Tools 10-28-2020, 01:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,266
Posted By XOverZero
Furlongs per Fortnight

Try this: onlineconversion.com
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 09-25-2020, 02:19 PM
Replies: 653
Views: 295,711
Posted By XOverZero
A few months ago AOPA published a fly-off where...

A few months ago AOPA published a fly-off where the RV-10 came out ahead of a “similar mission” aircraft. I would very much look forward to such a wing to wing comparison of the RV-15 vs...oh,...
Forum: Tools 08-23-2020, 12:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,928
Posted By XOverZero
Got One

Bryan,

We have one at CNO. Let's talk... Email me tomorrow (Sunday - race day).

J.
Forum: California 03-09-2020, 01:55 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 11,664
Posted By XOverZero
Yeah...a high wing taildragger jet with 31?...

Yeah...a high wing taildragger jet with 31? tundra wheels!
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-29-2019, 08:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,228
Posted By XOverZero
No mod needed - works a treat out of the box. ...

No mod needed - works a treat out of the box. Use the lighter duty 'aluminum' punch. I have a ?" diameter blind hole drilled in a UHMW backup block to catch the mandrel.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-29-2019, 01:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,228
Posted By XOverZero
I use a center punch to drive the mandrel, but...

I use a center punch to drive the mandrel, but only to where it's low enough that the drill won't touch it, then drill just to pop off the head. Use the centerpunch again to push the mandrel out the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-24-2019, 01:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,130
Posted By XOverZero
I'd get them from Van's. Here's why: tolerances...

I'd get them from Van's. Here's why: tolerances could come into play.
I had rivets with my kit that were from two different manufacturers. Most fit perfectly. The minority were a little larger...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-01-2019, 01:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,842
Posted By XOverZero
Chuck, I'm in the same spot. I do have the...

Chuck,

I'm in the same spot. I do have the drilled rivet set in rv7charlie's post, and just yesterday I drilled a bucking bar for the dimple die. Tried it on scrap of the same thickness (.040) and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-22-2019, 08:36 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 11,778
Posted By XOverZero
The Law of Perversity Tending to the Maximum

Everything affects everything else. There?s no such thing as one domino.
Any small item dropped while working in the engine compartment will never come out the bottom.
Any small dropped item that...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-05-2018, 02:06 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,096
Posted By XOverZero
Polos

Three words: L. L. Bean.
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-26-2018, 07:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 923
Posted By XOverZero
Thanks so far for those comments. First order...

Thanks so far for those comments. First order will be to check that the instrument itself isn't bonkers. It's an old RMI unit.
Rest assured we will not be flying until this issue is resolved.
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-26-2018, 04:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 923
Posted By XOverZero
Need help with electrical troubleshooting, please...

RV9A has been in the hangar for a time while working on high CHT cures. We got good results on last week's test flight, but true to the doctrine of TAS (There's Always Something), a new issue...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-11-2018, 01:39 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 7,384
Posted By XOverZero
Fuel lines

The ABCs of fuel line fabrication. How to measure, bend, cut, flare, and torque, all done CORRECTLY. Especially newby builders may have no clue as to the nuances and necessities of creating good,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-09-2018, 05:15 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 7,384
Posted By XOverZero
How about those 'fit-up' tasks: cowls, slider...

How about those 'fit-up' tasks: cowls, slider canopy frames.

Then there's the much needed directive on which primer to use. :D
Forum: RV-9/9A 09-28-2018, 05:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,561
Posted By XOverZero
The basics are pretty much all here... Good...

The basics are pretty much all here... Good hunting.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lycoming_O-320
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-21-2018, 02:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,948
Posted By XOverZero
Hey Ed, contact me offline. I have what you're...

Hey Ed, contact me offline. I have what you're asking for.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-31-2018, 02:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,679
Posted By XOverZero
Positive X3

Recently installed one in my hangar mate's 9A. As others have mentioned, I do not have a problem with operating the latch button, especially since under normal circumstances it only needs to be...
Forum: RV-14 02-25-2018, 12:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,793
Posted By XOverZero
I had several instances of concentric scratches...

I had several instances of concentric scratches at countersinks. It was caused by my using a single flute bit in the cs cage. One flute creates one long continuous chip that bunches up and spins...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-06-2018, 01:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,394
Posted By XOverZero
Rocker cover gaskets

Switching from old cork to new silicone rocker gaskets. Lyc service letter says torque to 35 in-lb instead of the usual 50. Is that sufficient to preload the screws, or does retention depend only...
Forum: California 01-30-2018, 01:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,562
Posted By XOverZero
I dunno, I could be wrong (it happens), but I've...

I dunno, I could be wrong (it happens), but I've long felt that if the Horten Brothers had been able to get all the funding they asked for, we'd be reading this in German.
Forum: California 01-29-2018, 06:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,562
Posted By XOverZero
You might want to check out the National...

You might want to check out the National Geographic Channel episode called "Hitler's Stealth Fighter." Northrop Grumman did the RCS at what definitely appears to be the Tejon range.

There was this...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-13-2018, 09:34 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 27,842
Posted By XOverZero
G?day Dan, Just today my hangar mate and I...

G?day Dan,

Just today my hangar mate and I finished up installing the AeroLab in his flying 9A. It worked out fine and I would not hesitate to say do it.

You have a big advantage over us in that...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-30-2017, 07:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,939
Posted By XOverZero
Email failed

Try PM this time.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-30-2017, 05:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,939
Posted By XOverZero
Ron, Just sent you an email.

Ron,
Just sent you an email.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-30-2017, 08:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,939
Posted By XOverZero
Ron, My hangar mate and I are still finishing up...

Ron,
My hangar mate and I are still finishing up installing the AeroLab in his 9A. Location is centerline floor just forward of the selector valve. The only issue we're dealing with is the manual...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-27-2017, 10:34 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,276
Posted By XOverZero
What are the odds...?

Use a block of wood as a backer when drilling small holes in thin sheet metal. However, if there is already a same size small hole completely through the block, and by the merest of chance it...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-21-2017, 01:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 891
Posted By XOverZero
What they said...

Draw the outline, drill out the general area with several small holes, then clean out the remainder with a die grinder. Go on slow, be careful...it works fine.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-15-2017, 08:19 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 22,754
Posted By XOverZero
They said...

They said,"Building an airplane is a journey."
I respectfully pronounce that as a massive understatement. In my experience it is nothing less than a pilgrimage. I'm in the doesn't-name-things camp,...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-08-2017, 01:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,855
Posted By XOverZero
Mark, let's talk. I'm on the same fence.

Mark, let's talk. I'm on the same fence.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-30-2017, 01:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,276
Posted By XOverZero
:D There's recreation??!!:eek:

:D There's recreation??!!:eek:
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-16-2017, 06:40 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 9,529
Posted By XOverZero
DaleB: Well I sure got it...LOL, too. I'll fix...

DaleB: Well I sure got it...LOL, too. I'll fix you a sandwich, OK? Just tell me where to bring it and keep the window open.

Pattern altitude: Lots of tower fields in my corner. They expect you...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-16-2017, 01:52 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 9,529
Posted By XOverZero
What makes for a decent descent?

My very limited stick time in a -12 is sufficient to confirm that it is indeed a wee bit reluctant to slow down. So that causes me to wonder about pattern technique in the part of the world I'm in,...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-02-2017, 01:32 PM
Replies: 425
Views: 371,936
Posted By XOverZero
Sarah...sent you a PM.

Sarah...sent you a PM.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-02-2017, 07:36 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 38,039
Posted By XOverZero
Well, foo! There goes my theory about dilithium...

Well, foo! There goes my theory about dilithium crystals.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-24-2017, 12:36 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 18,067
Posted By XOverZero
Maybe it's major decision time...

Got some questions for whomever can answer them correctly. Some may be dumb, some may be obvious. Please consider the source and indulge me.

Does the iS engine still require manually scavenging...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-17-2017, 11:19 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 18,067
Posted By XOverZero
In the trivial aesthetics department...

In the photo it appears that the stabilator has faired tips.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-11-2017, 08:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,583
Posted By XOverZero
Get the plans

Bob, I recommend getting the plans on CD-ROM from Van's. You can load them onto a laptop and have them available whenever and wherever. The big added bonus with that is having ALL the plans. You...
Forum: Tools 06-08-2017, 01:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,452
Posted By XOverZero
Pneu Squeezer DIY Rebuild

I've checked the archives regarding overhauling pneumatic squeezers. Several good leads on who does it. However, is there a manual or set of instructions for doing the job oneself? That I did not...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-08-2017, 01:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,902
Posted By XOverZero
EAA Chapter?

Rob, I would check to see if there is an EAA chapter near you. If so, one of the members would probably be glad to give you a bit of wire and loan some twist pliers. You will eventually need both...
Forum: Primers 11-03-2016, 01:05 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 9,282
Posted By XOverZero
With a nod to ppilotmike?we share the same bottom...

With a nod to ppilotmike?we share the same bottom line opinion.

Apart from major contributing factors such as storage or environment, the decision on whether to prime or not, or how much, comes down...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-14-2016, 07:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,528
Posted By XOverZero
Yes, anyone else has, in my case a couple years...

Yes, anyone else has, in my case a couple years ago. The problem turned out to be a lack of lubrication. Just a tiny amount of oil - I used air tool oil because I had it right there - on that...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-09-2016, 09:56 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 18,037
Posted By XOverZero
Talking Vlad, you missed a spot.

Seriously, that's my dream trip, too...(not to be confused with the indigenous "Dreamtime").
When this trip is done, you'll have to start building another ship, because your 9A will need to go to a...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-17-2016, 07:33 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 12,277
Posted By XOverZero
Keep everything covered as well as possible after...

Keep everything covered as well as possible after priming to prevent contaminants from settling on it. Plastic sheeting drop cloths work well.
At paint time, go over the surfaces to be painted...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-15-2016, 09:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 12,277
Posted By XOverZero
1.) Try http://www.aircraftpaintsupply.com in...

1.) Try http://www.aircraftpaintsupply.com in Chillicothe, OH
bought mine over the phone from Sherwin-Williams Aero distrib in SoCal, showed up at my door in two days. Water based, NO hazmat...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-15-2016, 07:13 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 12,277
Posted By XOverZero
Gray/beige.

Gray/beige.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-14-2016, 07:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 12,277
Posted By XOverZero
Yup. Desiccant dryer, absolutely. Since I was...

Yup. Desiccant dryer, absolutely. Since I was coming from the dark place of ignorance, inexperience and fear, I even bought a new air hose, dedicated for painting only. The dryer lives on it.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-14-2016, 06:45 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 12,277
Posted By XOverZero
In the Jet Flex Camp

I was in the same quandary when the time came and I did the same thing?got on the jungle telegraph and asked around. I heard from two or three trusted sources that they?d had excellent results with...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-14-2016, 01:34 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 34,944
Posted By XOverZero
That statement strikes me as one begging further...

That statement strikes me as one begging further discussion. I for one would really like to hear more, such as what is meant by "more wobbly?" Indeed, MORE than...? Can you please elaborate? Are...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-02-2016, 07:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,438
Posted By XOverZero
It's more than merely reminiscent, Chris. The...

It's more than merely reminiscent, Chris. The inspiration was taken quite directly from that famous image. Even though it would be pretty cool to have it become a semi-official RV-12 sort of thing,...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-31-2016, 11:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,438
Posted By XOverZero
Gee...um...don't quite know how to break this...

Gee...um...don't quite know how to break this diplomatically, but that artist fella...he moved to a different state. Care to guess which one? Oops!:D
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-31-2016, 08:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,438
Posted By XOverZero
Pop Rivet Art

This arrived in the mail today. Good 'ol pal Jimmie New (Stearman, BirdDog) was fascinated that an airplane could be built with pop rivets, so he set about to properly document the epiphany,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-23-2016, 06:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,154
Posted By XOverZero
That's what I call a nice rack! :p

That's what I call a nice rack! :p
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-15-2016, 06:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,830
Posted By XOverZero
Yup. That Bad Boy'll git 'er done!

Yup. That Bad Boy'll git 'er done!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-11-2016, 05:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,616
Posted By XOverZero
Was just there...

+1 - two days minimum. It's fantastic. I rolled it into the Indy 500 trip. Only thing was, the new, fourth hangar wasn't open yet, wouldn't be for a few more days. Dag-gone it...looks like I'll...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-10-2016, 01:11 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 72,851
Posted By XOverZero
ColoRV, methinks you, Sir, are a dangerous man...

ColoRV, methinks you, Sir, are a dangerous man and a potential threat to good order and discipline. You are on the watch list. Oh, and BTW, keep up the good work. :rolleyes::D
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