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Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-14-2021, 07:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 842
Posted By Desert Rat
Personally, I'm leaving anything thats going to...

Personally, I'm leaving anything thats going to be covered by interior bare. If I lived on the coast I might reconsider, but there are literally tens of thousands of 70 year old airplanes out there...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-14-2021, 06:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,009
Posted By Desert Rat
First of all, I would NOT drill out that bracket....

First of all, I would NOT drill out that bracket. I agree that based on the picture, it looks like the culprit is that it was made slightly too long, or maybe mislocated slightly to the left, but...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-11-2021, 03:14 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,043
Posted By Desert Rat
I got my first enduro bike when I was about 10...

I got my first enduro bike when I was about 10 years old. I'm 54 now, so those roots run pretty deep.

Since I started building the RV I haven't ridden much at all. I tell myself I need to sell my...
Forum: International 04-11-2021, 08:59 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,233
Posted By Desert Rat
Thats really cool. Thanks for sharing. I used...

Thats really cool. Thanks for sharing.

I used to live in Geneva, where they stack living accommodations in approximately the same way :)
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-10-2021, 01:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 742
Posted By Desert Rat
Thanks for the input guys. I also talked to an...

Thanks for the input guys.

I also talked to an avionics guy that I trust and he recommended a comm antenna top & bottom with the garmin boxes. Basically gave the same cautions as Walt and said that...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 04-10-2021, 01:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 773
Posted By Desert Rat
what the heck is that about?

what the heck is that about?
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-08-2021, 05:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 742
Posted By Desert Rat
Walt, I'm building a slider and incorporating a...

Walt, I'm building a slider and incorporating a super tracks extension, so I think a upper mount might have to go further back than yours? Also, 800 bucks for an antenna? holy cow!

I think that...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-08-2021, 04:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 742
Posted By Desert Rat
School me on antenna locations

Hi guys-

It's time to start thinking about putting down the baggage floors, which means that it's also time to quit kicking this down the road and to get serious about planning antenna placement...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-06-2021, 04:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 421
Posted By Desert Rat
wouldn't it just be however it is on the current...

wouldn't it just be however it is on the current registration?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-30-2021, 06:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 498
Posted By Desert Rat
Shipping won't be awful. They will just roll it...

Shipping won't be awful. They will just roll it up and put it in a cardboard box. As far as lead time, who knows? I ordered a F-695 gusset last Friday and it showed up in a padded envelope in my...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-30-2021, 05:07 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,195
Posted By Desert Rat
I am outraged, enraged, and garaged. I demand...

I am outraged, enraged, and garaged. I demand that you stop agreeing with me with utmost haste.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-29-2021, 04:58 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,195
Posted By Desert Rat
I've called these things nut plates my entire...

I've called these things nut plates my entire life. Therefore I will defend this position to my dying breath and everyone else is wrong. There is no middle ground here.

Also, on the engineering...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-28-2021, 08:11 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,335
Posted By Desert Rat
Vans will make it right. You should definitely...

Vans will make it right. You should definitely expect them to provide new skins, and since that's happening anyway, it's not a hardship to throw a new rib in the same box.
Forum: RV-10 03-24-2021, 06:45 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,150
Posted By Desert Rat
It's very common. Heres a screen shot of a video...

It's very common. Heres a screen shot of a video I took in a Citation a while back.

The lift generated is sucking the skin up and causing the same pillowing.

In the video, it' pretty cool to see...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-23-2021, 06:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 932
Posted By Desert Rat
Thanks Lonny, I'll check it out

Thanks Lonny, I'll check it out
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-22-2021, 08:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 724
Posted By Desert Rat
True, but that’s a different issue. I got that...

True, but that’s a different issue. I got that same heads up and was diligent about making sure that wasn’t a problem. You can see that area in the second picture above and edge distance is fine as...
Forum: Safety 03-22-2021, 05:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,207
Posted By Desert Rat
Thanks for posting this. It's hard to confess...

Thanks for posting this. It's hard to confess something like this, but it's extremely helpful others.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-21-2021, 06:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 729
Posted By Desert Rat
So what other choices are we talking about...

So what other choices are we talking about here?

I'm looking for 2 comms, 1 nav & an IFR GPS. ADSB in/out, all piped into a G3X system. At this point I'm just thinking about antenna placement, but...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-21-2021, 01:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 729
Posted By Desert Rat
The first of many, many avionics questions

Hey guys- Like the title says, avionics are uncharted territory for me, but how hard could it be, right?

To get the ball rolling, can anybody confirm for the that if I go with a GTX45R all in one...
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-21-2021, 11:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 724
Posted By Desert Rat
Thats correct in an abstract way, but if the...

Thats correct in an abstract way, but if the hole is already there, then the center is a point in empty space, so to get a precise measurement with a micrometer, you measure from the edge of the...
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-21-2021, 07:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 724
Posted By Desert Rat
Info- Shy edge distance on main longeron at F-714 Aft Deck

Let me start by saying that this story has a happy ending, but I searched the interweb for a couple of hours and while I found tons of info on blowing e.d. on the F-711D angle on the back side, when...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-19-2021, 08:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 546
Posted By Desert Rat
The holes are likely not symmetrical top to...

The holes are likely not symmetrical top to bottom. Flip it over and stick it on the other end and see what you get.
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-19-2021, 04:40 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,135
Posted By Desert Rat
I'm shamelessly hijacking this, but what sort of...

I'm shamelessly hijacking this, but what sort of ferrule are you talking about? I agree with the OP that these are less than ideal, and would happily upgrade the end if I could find something...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-19-2021, 04:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 932
Posted By Desert Rat
Maybe, The name is familiar. It's a big...

Maybe, The name is familiar.

It's a big community, I worked for Cessna back in the day and there were about 12,000 employees worldwide, most of them in Kansas. No idea what Beech's employee...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-19-2021, 06:09 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,135
Posted By Desert Rat
Ok...I get what you're saying, and if I'd...

Ok...I get what you're saying, and if I'd experienced a failure due to substandard design, I'd be annoyed as well.

But...the picture you have above is of a popular brand of LED landing light that...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-17-2021, 09:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 932
Posted By Desert Rat
Two of my friends came over after work to help...

Two of my friends came over after work to help with canoe flipping operations. I went to A&P School/College with these guys about 25 years ago. After graduation, several of us moved to ICT around...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-17-2021, 08:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 932
Posted By Desert Rat
Flip that canoe baby!

Who's got two thumbs and an upright fuselage? This guy!
Forum: RV-10 03-17-2021, 02:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 851
Posted By Desert Rat
Longeron yoke.

Longeron yoke.
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-17-2021, 06:47 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,566
Posted By Desert Rat
Cool, thanks

Cool, thanks
Forum: RV-4 03-17-2021, 06:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,231
Posted By Desert Rat
The obvious question is; where does the other end...

The obvious question is; where does the other end of that blast tube go? I see a remote oil cooler coming off of #4, so it's not that.
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-16-2021, 09:50 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,566
Posted By Desert Rat
Hey Larry- What is that black box inboard of...

Hey Larry-

What is that black box inboard of your brake reservoir? Some kind of sending unit?

Looking good!
Forum: RV-6/6A 03-14-2021, 07:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 689
Posted By Desert Rat
Aircraft Extras had them on their web site.

Aircraft Extras had them on their web site.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-13-2021, 07:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 588
Posted By Desert Rat
Interesting to think about. Off the top of my...

Interesting to think about. Off the top of my head, here are some potential cons to think about.

1. Would have to beef up the area to handle the different air loads
2. would change aileron...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-12-2021, 04:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 459
Posted By Desert Rat
I'm shocked at the pricing! Even accounting for...

I'm shocked at the pricing! Even accounting for shipping and exchange rates and whatnot thats in incredible markup. Aircraft spruce has it for $439 here in the states!
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-12-2021, 03:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 459
Posted By Desert Rat
I'm curious what problem you're solving by...

I'm curious what problem you're solving by eliminating the engine driven fuel pump? I understand that they are a hassle to change, but it seems like it would be a much bigger job to bypass it. ...
Forum: RV-14 03-12-2021, 10:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 742
Posted By Desert Rat
I used it for the rudder t.e. on my RV7. Worked...

I used it for the rudder t.e. on my RV7. Worked as advertised. It would still be possible to build in a twist, but other than that, I don't see why it would get a bad review.

You can see it in my...
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-12-2021, 08:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 645
Posted By Desert Rat
Thanks for the info guys

Thanks for the info guys
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-11-2021, 05:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 645
Posted By Desert Rat
? About wiring

Hey all-

How much 5 conductor trim wire do I need to order to do the runs for both aileron and elevator trim in the RV7?

Iím getting ready to flip the canoe and looking ahead so I donít end up...
Forum: RV-10 03-11-2021, 10:10 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,434
Posted By Desert Rat
This is a remarkable endeavor. My wife is from a...

This is a remarkable endeavor. My wife is from a missionary family and my brother in law flew for MAF for years, so I'm familiar with Nate Saint's story. I've seen his son Steve, who I believe is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-09-2021, 08:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,315
Posted By Desert Rat
wasn't sure if you were replying to me or not...

wasn't sure if you were replying to me or not :)

The chief pilot where I learned to fly was also a pilot examiner and area safety rep. He stopped keeping a logbook years before I came on the scene....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-09-2021, 06:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,315
Posted By Desert Rat
Thats pretty much what I said.

Thats pretty much what I said.
Forum: RV-10 03-09-2021, 06:09 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,434
Posted By Desert Rat
OP- I realized that I went down the rabbit hole...

OP- I realized that I went down the rabbit hole of talking about builder assist and didn't actually answer your question.

If it were me, I would want to get some stick time before I jumped into...
Forum: RV-10 03-09-2021, 05:36 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,434
Posted By Desert Rat
I spent most of my career with brand C and they...

I spent most of my career with brand C and they know a thing or two about building airplanes. In my experience, you can only throw so many bodies on something, and the smaller the airframe the fewer...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-09-2021, 12:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,315
Posted By Desert Rat
If this is todays hot topic, I'll throw my...

If this is todays hot topic, I'll throw my opinion in here;

Seems to me that logbook fraud, as we're thinking of it here, would be pencil whipping some hours to meet the minimum qualifications for a...
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-08-2021, 04:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 626
Posted By Desert Rat
FYI- I went with Crow straps, which I think use...

FYI- I went with Crow straps, which I think use similar hardware to Hooker. I had to drill a new hole in the anchor tab thats on the strap to get it to work right because they are different height...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-07-2021, 11:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,018
Posted By Desert Rat
Thanks guys- I'm headed out of town for a week,...

Thanks guys-

I'm headed out of town for a week, but have forwarded your replies to my friend. Will report back with the resolution if anyone is interested.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-07-2021, 06:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,018
Posted By Desert Rat
I agree with everything you said. When my buddy...

I agree with everything you said. When my buddy (also an A&P) told me that he was pretty sure it was a pump going bad and not a transducer, I told him the same thing, i.e. I didn't see how a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-06-2021, 08:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,018
Posted By Desert Rat
Question of the day

Hey guys- I went up to help my buddy finish changing the engine driven fuel pump on his glass star today. Engine is an O-320.

His purpose in changing the pump was that he'd developed a problem with...
Forum: RV-14 03-05-2021, 03:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 749
Posted By Desert Rat
I know of at least one guy who has a 7 with an IO...

I know of at least one guy who has a 7 with an IO 390 and he used a Vans cable with an extension. Cant remember if it was the prop or one of the other ones.

Spruce has them in various lengths for...
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-28-2021, 02:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 693
Posted By Desert Rat
Thanks a bunch!

Thanks a bunch!
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-28-2021, 10:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,232
Posted By Desert Rat
You need 3 things to make an engine run fuel,...

You need 3 things to make an engine run fuel, fire & air. If you disrupt any one of the 3, then it doesn't happen, or happens poorly.

- stuck valve
-clogged fuel injector

not as likely, based on...
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-28-2021, 09:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 693
Posted By Desert Rat
Hey Larry- I'm not the original poster, but I...

Hey Larry- I'm not the original poster, but I would happily jump on that offer. I'm going to install a 390 in my & and its a foregone conclusion that I'm going to have to do something different with...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-27-2021, 06:26 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,442
Posted By Desert Rat
The post I was responding to specifically...

The post I was responding to specifically mentioned a scenario where you sign off an inspection and then somebody goes and screws something up after the fact. No way you can train for that, A&P or...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-27-2021, 04:53 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,442
Posted By Desert Rat
And yet that's what you're asking your A&P/IA to...

And yet that's what you're asking your A&P/IA to do...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-26-2021, 03:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,142
Posted By Desert Rat
I have an app that will show both the Metars &...

I have an app that will show both the Metars & TAFs both in raw data & translated to plain english, including local time.

"Aviation Pro Weather"

Takes all the work out and makes me lazy.

re:...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-26-2021, 04:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 490
Posted By Desert Rat
Thanks guys. I'm getting to the point where...

Thanks guys.

I'm getting to the point where there are some real chicken/egg scenarios...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-25-2021, 06:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 490
Posted By Desert Rat
when to seal firewall?

Hey guys-

When you all riveted up the fuselage just prior to flipping the canoe, when did you seal the firewall?

I'm planning to use piano hinge on the vertical sides of the lower cowl, and I'd...
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-24-2021, 07:04 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 309
Posted By Desert Rat
Pre-rivet F-704H question.

Hey Guys-

In mating up the F-704H to the side skins, The -4 rivets around the spar cutout need to be riveted in place prior to installing the skin since their is no room to buck them after.

page...
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-21-2021, 04:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,387
Posted By Desert Rat
Hey Wirejock. That link to home made firewall...

Hey Wirejock. That link to home made firewall passthroughs for bowden cables is pure gold. Thanks for sharing that.
Forum: RV-14 02-21-2021, 11:58 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,671
Posted By Desert Rat
There's a guy over around goodyear that just...

There's a guy over around goodyear that just finished a -14. Kevin Lippert. He's on one of the facebook groups. not sure if he's on here or not.
Forum: My RV Build Project 02-21-2021, 11:56 AM
Replies: 704
Views: 242,888
Posted By Desert Rat
I was talking about the gray line behind the...

I was talking about the gray line behind the black wire. looks like it might intersect the vent line down low where it starts to turn fwd.

Buy in any case, you're welcome. second set of eyes and...
Forum: My RV Build Project 02-21-2021, 05:45 AM
Replies: 704
Views: 242,888
Posted By Desert Rat
Hey there Jeremy- On the 4th picture down, it...

Hey there Jeremy- On the 4th picture down, it looks like there might be a line of some kind that could rub on the breather tube. Might just be camera angle, but if it's close, some kind of standoff...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-21-2021, 05:23 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,158
Posted By Desert Rat
Couple of things regarding the tailwheel isn't...

Couple of things regarding the tailwheel isn't good for X/C.

Passengers won't know the difference once it gets in the air, other than they won't have that big ugly gear tower sticking up right under...
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-19-2021, 11:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 852
Posted By Desert Rat
If you're nose up, but in a descending spiral, I...

If you're nose up, but in a descending spiral, I would submit that the wing is at least partially stalled, even if you didn't get a clean break/nose drop.
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