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Forum: RV-14 Yesterday, 04:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 260
Posted By Ron B.
That's where I installed both mine, no problems...

That's where I installed both mine, no problems thus far Ivan.
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-19-2021, 02:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 393
Posted By Ron B.
Installing electrical/ avionics

Decided to use my my paint rotisserie on the fuselage a little longer after painting. Had planned to mount the engine first after painting but thought what an opportunity to do all the panel install...
Forum: Primers 09-17-2021, 06:15 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 180
Posted By Ron B.
I pretty much call the primer that comes on,...

I pretty much call the primer that comes on, parts shipping preservative and remove it and prep the part for painting myself. Just recently finishing a new engine cowl and someone had applied the...
Forum: RV-14 09-17-2021, 06:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 501
Posted By Ron B.
On mine I installed the fuse panel as per...

On mine I installed the fuse panel as per original plan , vertical. Helping a friend install his (he used breakers), but he purchased the "15 POWER MOD install kit" from Van's. Much better install...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-16-2021, 10:17 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,568
Posted By Ron B.
I tip I was given on here as to flaring alum tube...

I tip I was given on here as to flaring alum tube is to apply a drop of oil on the tip of the mandrel before inserting it into the tubing. Made a huge difference for me in quality flares.
Forum: RV-14 09-16-2021, 04:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 261
Posted By Ron B.
Thanks a million

Thanks a million
Forum: RV-14 09-15-2021, 06:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 261
Posted By Ron B.
WH-00125

Would anyone know if the mating connector that connects to the stick base connector is included with the WH-00125 harness? The connector I am looking for attaches to the wires coming out of the stick...
Forum: International 09-09-2021, 04:43 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,872
Posted By Ron B.
If you know someone with a business address try...

If you know someone with a business address try having it in their business name and shipping address.
Forum: RV-14 09-03-2021, 04:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 895
Posted By Ron B.
I thought the reason for checking frequently was...

I thought the reason for checking frequently was if there was twist, one would apply a little pressure to straighten out the twist , then apply a few more rivets and check. Repeat as necessary, not...
Forum: RV-14 08-29-2021, 04:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 825
Posted By Ron B.
Glad you are both OK. Lesson learned if the lock...

Glad you are both OK.
Lesson learned if the lock is in place, land and make adjustments.
Forum: RV-14 08-29-2021, 06:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 825
Posted By Ron B.
Vern, not interested on who did this but curious...

Vern, not interested on who did this but curious as to how this was accidentally done. Was the latch not fully locked on takeoff or did the pilot really move the handle all that way.
Wanting to know...
Forum: RV-14 08-29-2021, 06:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 674
Posted By Ron B.
Having built both but with a poor memory , I will...

Having built both but with a poor memory , I will give this a shot. I'm quite sure the skins are the same for both in regards to the "A" landing gear. Only one skin is opened up and the builder has...
Forum: RV-10 08-25-2021, 09:08 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 388
Posted By Ron B.
Tighten the nut that is under the cap. just takes...

Tighten the nut that is under the cap. just takes a little.
Forum: RV-10 08-15-2021, 09:48 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,305
Posted By Ron B.
Very nice, I can see why you are pleased.

Very nice, I can see why you are pleased.
Forum: RV-14 08-08-2021, 05:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,026
Posted By Ron B.
Where did you find the option from Van's to pop...

Where did you find the option from Van's to pop rivet the shins as you state in the video. First I have heard of that. There are a few but very few on the standard build, just curious.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-05-2021, 05:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,855
Posted By Ron B.
Do you know if you used talc powder when the tube...

Do you know if you used talc powder when the tube was installed? We had a similar re-occurring problem on the front tire on our Amph floats. Were trying different tire pressure, different tubes until...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-30-2021, 06:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,094
Posted By Ron B.
A bit off topic but still pertains to the...

A bit off topic but still pertains to the question. I myself would not own an aircraft if I had to go to the airport to fly. I know I am very fortunate to have planes, hangar and a strip. But you who...
Forum: RV-14 07-29-2021, 02:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,112
Posted By Ron B.
Pretty sure it's the two white. Sure enough that...

Pretty sure it's the two white. Sure enough that if it was mine I'd go for it. If it moves the wrong way reverse the connections on the battery. The other wires are for sensing the position for your...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-23-2021, 09:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 956
Posted By Ron B.
Many reported failures on VAF. Just replaced mine...

Many reported failures on VAF. Just replaced mine a few weeks ago.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-02-2021, 05:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,946
Posted By Ron B.
I would have thought a B-17 was certified and...

I would have thought a B-17 was certified and therefore required certified traceable parts. I guess they are categorized as experimental. I now have new respect for the B-17.
Forum: Fiberglass 06-15-2021, 04:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 750
Posted By Ron B.
I sometimes apply a very thin coat of epoxy resin...

I sometimes apply a very thin coat of epoxy resin over the area to make sure I get into all the small voids but you get the best bond with your flox if the fibers in the flox contact the surfaces you...
Forum: RV-14 06-11-2021, 09:20 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,928
Posted By Ron B.
The cowl bottom section is different but I don't...

The cowl bottom section is different but I don't think it has anything to do with the intake , but certainly different for the exhaust.
Forum: Fiberglass 06-07-2021, 08:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,422
Posted By Ron B.
If your not concerned about the rough hole...

If your not concerned about the rough hole (washer will hide ) then you can smooth out the counter sunk hole so that the washer sits better by having a piece of wood behind the glass clamped tight...
Forum: Canada 06-03-2021, 06:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,679
Posted By Ron B.
When I had mine done the inspector had the C of A...

When I had mine done the inspector had the C of A with him in an envelope addressed to me. He was required to have his peers go over the paper work before sending it in to Transport Canada. Process...
Forum: Fiberglass 06-03-2021, 02:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 853
Posted By Ron B.
Thanks guys for the help.

Thanks guys for the help.
Forum: Fiberglass 06-02-2021, 06:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 853
Posted By Ron B.
Cloth weight

I just ran out of the perfect weight cloth to apply over the rivet line on our cowl. This cloth looks like silk (to me) . Problem is I don't recall what weight it was to order more. Worked in glass...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-25-2021, 02:02 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,103
Posted By Ron B.
And 2 weeks plus for travel time

And 2 weeks plus for travel time
Forum: RV-10 05-16-2021, 05:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,220
Posted By Ron B.
I prefer alum. Much easier to drill and keep the...

I prefer alum. Much easier to drill and keep the holes in the correct place. Stays clean and not heavy toppling the surface unexpectedly. Going by memory, I would say 6 ft should do. I have three so...
Forum: RV-10 05-16-2021, 09:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,926
Posted By Ron B.
Carry a canopy breaker for emergencies.

Carry a canopy breaker for emergencies.
Forum: Canada 05-13-2021, 05:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,221
Posted By Ron B.
Aircraft Spruce Canada

Anyone else noticing a big change on in stock items at ACS Canada since Covid? They use to have most items in stock , now most items are back ordered. Wandering if this is actually Covid related or...
Forum: RV-14 05-11-2021, 06:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,078
Posted By Ron B.
Anyone know when they started shipping UV...

Anyone know when they started shipping UV canopies?
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-10-2021, 05:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,085
Posted By Ron B.
Try smaller feet.

Try smaller feet.
Forum: RV-14 05-05-2021, 02:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 823
Posted By Ron B.
You might have to countersink them free hand as...

You might have to countersink them free hand as there are some that a countersink cage won't fit. I use an extension on my cutter and just go slowly. Keep trying a rivet until the required depth is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-30-2021, 12:55 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,344
Posted By Ron B.
Any concern of having fine particles being pushed...

Any concern of having fine particles being pushed back in the engine and not completely draining out, remaining in the engine contaminating the new oil?
Forum: Fiberglass 04-25-2021, 05:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,428
Posted By Ron B.
I don't think you want to mix PVA with wax. One...

I don't think you want to mix PVA with wax. One or the other they are not compatible.
Forum: RV-4 04-21-2021, 04:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,643
Posted By Ron B.
My SuperCub (sold) still has the same PC-680 I...

My SuperCub (sold) still has the same PC-680 I probably purchased in 2005. Ac flying since 2006. Not bad at all. While I had it it only let me down once on a frozen lake. Gave it a boost then and...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-19-2021, 04:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 884
Posted By Ron B.
I'm sure the vise grip style fluting pliers I...

I'm sure the vise grip style fluting pliers I have would take care of it. Most aviation tool stores should carry them.
Forum: RV-14 04-15-2021, 09:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,383
Posted By Ron B.
Welcome to VAF, your going to love the RV-14A.

Welcome to VAF, your going to love the RV-14A.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-13-2021, 04:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,428
Posted By Ron B.
Since you are not versed on the mechanics of your...

Since you are not versed on the mechanics of your brakes perhaps you should seek help in determining where your brake is leaking. No brakes at the wrong time would not be good.
Forum: RV-14 03-30-2021, 02:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,109
Posted By Ron B.
Definitely no sanding . Ends measured as per...

Definitely no sanding . Ends measured as per spec. according to Tony at Van's, tubing measures as per spec. also. This was before priming. Once the inside of the tubing was wet primed and dripped dry...
Forum: RV-14 03-29-2021, 11:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,109
Posted By Ron B.
Reply from Vanís, is to build on. Primer did...

Reply from Vanís, is to build on. Primer did tighten things somewhat.
Forum: RV-14 03-28-2021, 05:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 708
Posted By Ron B.
water drain holes

water drain holes
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-26-2021, 02:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 415
Posted By Ron B.
Should be welded to the leg. At least that is how...

Should be welded to the leg. At least that is how it was on the 14
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-26-2021, 02:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,668
Posted By Ron B.
Just helped my friend do this earlier this week...

Just helped my friend do this earlier this week on his 14. We let the tubes drip dry over night and as Van's instructions say we applied a light coating of grease over the tubing before sliding them...
Forum: RV-14 03-26-2021, 03:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,072
Posted By Ron B.
I have, followed Dan lead. Thanks again Dan.

I have, followed Dan lead. Thanks again Dan.
Forum: RV-10 03-25-2021, 05:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 542
Posted By Ron B.
I cannot get a good set rivet with arms stretched...

I cannot get a good set rivet with arms stretched out. Get a bucking buddy.
Forum: RV-14 03-25-2021, 01:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,072
Posted By Ron B.
Have you decided if your going to insulate the...

Have you decided if your going to insulate the firewall ? If so I would do that before you install the engine mount.
Forum: RV-10 03-24-2021, 06:07 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,677
Posted By Ron B.
Perhaps dimples were not as crisp as they should...

Perhaps dimples were not as crisp as they should have been during construction.
Forum: Propellers 03-23-2021, 06:25 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 376
Posted By Ron B.
Hartzell deliveries?

Just curious how the Hartzell props are coming in according to Van's schedules.
My friend's was, in his understanding, supposed to ship a few weeks ago. Not a peep from anyone if it's shipped or not....
Forum: RV-14 03-23-2021, 06:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,817
Posted By Ron B.
Is Alodine harmful to your health in that state....

Is Alodine harmful to your health in that state. I know the liquid Alodine is very toxic but I don't know if it needs paint over it to cover up the toxicity?
Forum: RV-10 03-23-2021, 05:45 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,672
Posted By Ron B.
I think you should build one first, then decide...

I think you should build one first, then decide if you want to build the second one. Not sure on your rules where you are but in Canada and the USA , you cannot build just to sell it. This does not...
Forum: Safety 03-22-2021, 05:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,011
Posted By Ron B.
You know, how many people will say "how the heck...

You know, how many people will say "how the heck did he do this, this could never happen to me". It can happen to anyone.
Thanks for posting.
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 03-19-2021, 04:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,492
Posted By Ron B.
As busy and as back logged Van's is , one would...

As busy and as back logged Van's is , one would hope they are only focusing on trying to supply what they have to offer at the moment, so my bet is no.
Forum: RV-14 03-13-2021, 05:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,109
Posted By Ron B.
1 1/8" wing pushrod

Normally the aluminum threaded insert is a tight fit in the 1 1/8" aluminum tube . Instructions call for sanding the insert to get them to slide in. My friends insert is .015" undersized and rattles...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-10-2021, 04:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,907
Posted By Ron B.
I try to use a piece of hardwood for a punch as...

I try to use a piece of hardwood for a punch as to not mar the inner bore of the hub where the race sits.
Forum: RV-10 03-09-2021, 02:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 542
Posted By Ron B.
On the RV-14 wing parts,(same parts as the 10...

On the RV-14 wing parts,(same parts as the 10 wing) they have color coded identification tags to indicate the parts that have been final sized. Don't know if it's the same on the 10 but I would...
Forum: Tools 03-04-2021, 05:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 708
Posted By Ron B.
Thanks Scott, yes that is what I am looking for....

Thanks Scott, yes that is what I am looking for. I have a shopping list at ACS and was hoping they carried them to save on shipping.
Forum: Tools 03-03-2021, 02:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 708
Posted By Ron B.
double offset rivet set

Looking for a part number at ACS for a double offset 12" back rivet set tool.
Thanks
Forum: RV-14 02-24-2021, 09:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,116
Posted By Ron B.
Thanks guys , hopefully in a few more weeks. He...

Thanks guys , hopefully in a few more weeks. He switched over to working on the wings today waiting.
Forum: RV-14 02-23-2021, 02:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,116
Posted By Ron B.
BO parts

Van's being so busy, I thought perhaps someone else checked to see how they are doing with back ordered parts?
Forum: RV-10 02-19-2021, 09:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 998
Posted By Ron B.
You're worried about the paper towel fire hazard...

You're worried about the paper towel fire hazard but not the foam?
Forum: Canada 02-17-2021, 06:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,050
Posted By Ron B.
Stits EP-420 Aircraft Spruce

Stits EP-420 Aircraft Spruce
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-16-2021, 04:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,850
Posted By Ron B.
If you get anything from ACS I would be very...

If you get anything from ACS I would be very surprised.
Forum: RV-14 02-09-2021, 04:47 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,017
Posted By Ron B.
Just did that yesterday. Position the seat rib on...

Just did that yesterday. Position the seat rib on the bottom skin where it belongs and you will see that fluting is required in order for the holes to follow the curve in the hole pattern on the...
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