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Forum: RV General Discussion/News Today, 10:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 376
Posted By David Paule
MH produced it, under contract to AquaLung, as I...

MH produced it, under contract to AquaLung, as I understand. I asked MH about possible service and was informed that I'd need to go to Aqualung for that if necessary. Fortunately, it works fine....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News Today, 08:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 376
Posted By David Paule
Oh heck yeah.... I'll be using a KF-11 cylinder...

Oh heck yeah.... I'll be using a KF-11 cylinder with 11 cubic feet. I tried this on the larger cylinder in my C180, though. I'm using Mountain High's XCP regulator to feed the PHODS. It screws on to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News Yesterday, 07:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 376
Posted By David Paule
Greg, why did you switch? Dave

Greg, why did you switch?

Dave
Forum: RV General Discussion/News Yesterday, 05:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 376
Posted By David Paule
Surplus PHODS Check

I bought this Army surplus one-person metering device off eBay in 2016, figuring that if it worked, I'd save a bunch. With one thing and another, I hadn't tested it until today. Since my RV-3B...
Forum: RV-4 Yesterday, 10:39 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,146
Posted By David Paule
On my non-RV taildragger, the tires are heavily...

On my non-RV taildragger, the tires are heavily loaded and abused with my crappy landings, poor things. Here are my tire experiences:

Wilkerson retreads - best wearing but I had to quit after they...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-19-2021, 10:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 372
Posted By David Paule
Just my opinion, but if a future owner lives in...

Just my opinion, but if a future owner lives in an area where airplane corrosion is an issue, then I'd say everything. If it's ultimately going to a place that's dry or arid, then nothing.

Dave
Forum: Virtual Hangar 10-18-2021, 05:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 759
Posted By David Paule
Congratulations on getting it flying again. Looks...

Congratulations on getting it flying again. Looks great! Have fun!

Dave
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-18-2021, 02:18 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,572
Posted By David Paule
My shop is also attached to my house and well...

My shop is also attached to my house and well insulated. I can raise its temperature several degrees by tying open the connecting door and using a fan to blow room air into the shop.

For more...
Forum: RV-4 10-18-2021, 11:29 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,632
Posted By David Paule
Tom, I think there would be an improvement is...

Tom, I think there would be an improvement is your stiffener were longer, and extended farther up and farther down.

Tim, I plan to use 2024-T3 or T4, because I have some on hand. I think that...
Forum: My RV Build Project 10-16-2021, 06:31 PM
Replies: 580
Views: 366,578
Posted By David Paule
The lightweight oxygen cylinder arrived. I had...

The lightweight oxygen cylinder arrived. I had previously gotten a dead D size cylinder for fitting but decided that it was simply too heavy. The aluminum cylinder weighs 6.33 pounds.

The Kevlar...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-15-2021, 05:47 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,683
Posted By David Paule
Let me know when you're going to post the notes...

Let me know when you're going to post the notes and email the photos to me and I'll do it for you. Click on my name above and select email, send me an email and I'll send you the email address to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-15-2021, 03:03 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,683
Posted By David Paule
Might as well post it here because a lot of us...

Might as well post it here because a lot of us don't use Facebook. Me, for example.

Dave
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-13-2021, 02:20 PM
Replies: 1,951
Views: 602,971
Posted By David Paule
As this would be so dependent upon the specific...

As this would be so dependent upon the specific flashlight used, you'd need to include the flashlight with each mount.

Dave
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-11-2021, 07:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 244
Posted By David Paule
For important things like the pitot-static...

For important things like the pitot-static system, I'm keeping the pitot tube in the location specified in the plans/manual, and the static system exactly as specified.

If other things want to...
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-11-2021, 10:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 554
Posted By David Paule
And you don't need a metal blade. I'm building an...

And you don't need a metal blade. I'm building an RV-3B, which involves lots of cutting, and have a 6.5 tpi wood blade on mine. It's a bit coarse but sure cuts nicely.

I smooth the cuts on a sander...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-11-2021, 08:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,981
Posted By David Paule
+1 on the dye pen suggestion. Dave

+1 on the dye pen suggestion.

Dave
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-10-2021, 06:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,117
Posted By David Paule
I don't think the BD-1 was planned as a...

I don't think the BD-1 was planned as a homebuilt. When I was a kid, Dad worked for Douglas Aircraft around the corner, and brought home a copy of something that might have been called "Aviation...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-10-2021, 09:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,117
Posted By David Paule
I'm building an RV-3B and am now hanging the...

I'm building an RV-3B and am now hanging the horizontal stabilizer and elevators on the fuselage.

I bonded and riveted the entire fuselage, using structural bonding. First, I'd bond a joint. Then...
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-08-2021, 11:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 454
Posted By David Paule
Probably all the major equipment vendors have...

Probably all the major equipment vendors have installation manuals that you can download. Those will tell you the external switches, power and ground requirements for that component. Then...
Forum: My RV Build Project 10-07-2021, 06:18 PM
Replies: 580
Views: 366,578
Posted By David Paule
Since I havenít decided between a vinyl wrap or...

Since I havenít decided between a vinyl wrap or paint, I selected some colors of the wrap that I liked and placed small samples on the top of my pickupís shell to see how they handle the bright...
Forum: RV-4 10-07-2021, 06:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 619
Posted By David Paule
Before you buy it, get her a back seat ride in it...

Before you buy it, get her a back seat ride in it and let her make that decision. The ride should be more than once around the pattern, it should be a real flight.

Dave
Forum: RV-4 10-06-2021, 07:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 619
Posted By David Paule
A number of RV-3s use an IO-320 with a constant...

A number of RV-3s use an IO-320 with a constant speed prop. Van's sells O and IO-320s.

Dave
Forum: GPS 10-05-2021, 07:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 875
Posted By David Paule
Ideally, you'll get the cellular version with a...

Ideally, you'll get the cellular version with a built-in GPS.

My preference would be a good screen, more bright if they differ, and whatever model has the best processor, since that tends to govern...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-05-2021, 03:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 801
Posted By David Paule
I have some of their Sunmate overstock foam, and...

I have some of their Sunmate overstock foam, and it's pretty darn comfortable.

So far it's not upholstered. Got to change that. The plane is still in the shop, though, so that's merely one item on a...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 10-03-2021, 04:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,593
Posted By David Paule
Good write-up and thanks for the excellent...

Good write-up and thanks for the excellent description of western winds and mountain wind changeability.

Dave
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 10-02-2021, 01:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 380
Posted By David Paule
Suggestion

Either buy the set from one of the larger U.S. aircraft tool vendors with a request that they ship them (which would be my first choice),
or
Ask Van's to source them as a favor to you, charge you for...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-01-2021, 04:43 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,381
Posted By David Paule
Have a look at this post....

Have a look at this post. (https://vansairforce.net/community/showpost.php?p=1557795&postcount=6)

Dave
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 10-01-2021, 04:38 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 320
Posted By David Paule
PM Sent. I've got one. Dave

PM Sent.

I've got one.

Dave
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-01-2021, 03:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 543
Posted By David Paule
The hinge means that the joint can't carry a...

The hinge means that the joint can't carry a bending moment, which makes that portion of those parts lighter. Whether it makes the whole stabilizer assembly lighter is something different - often it...
Forum: RV-14 09-30-2021, 01:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 845
Posted By David Paule
Also, a few 3/16" Clecos are often handy. These...

Also, a few 3/16" Clecos are often handy. These are gold colored.

I wish that we could buy these sizes too -

- #40

-#30

-#6 screw hole
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-30-2021, 11:01 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,609
Posted By David Paule
One was 1/16"diameter different than the other....

One was 1/16"diameter different than the other. Don't remember the actual sizes. I'd bought two of the Champion from Spruce and both were the same. I replaced them with two Tempest and they both...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-29-2021, 07:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,972
Posted By David Paule
Bill, while that's true, the torque values for...

Bill, while that's true, the torque values for lubricated threads are lower than for dry threads, and that needs to be accounted for. We can't simply dab some lubricant on a thread and then tighten...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-29-2021, 05:24 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,609
Posted By David Paule
My last annual in August, found that the Champion...

My last annual in August, found that the Champion 48108-1 had a different thread than the Tempest 48108-2. Turns out that this evidently changed several years ago as my notes say that I used to use...
Forum: RV-14 09-28-2021, 12:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,291
Posted By David Paule
Personally, I haven't found any need for a bench...

Personally, I haven't found any need for a bench grinder. I'm building a standard-build RV-3B, which is a more primitive kit than the later ones, so if ever one were necessary, it would be here. I'm...
Forum: My RV Build Project 09-27-2021, 12:54 PM
Replies: 580
Views: 366,578
Posted By David Paule
I cut out the panel all by myself. I used a die...

I cut out the panel all by myself. I used a die grinder and a cutting disc, a nibbler, a hole saw and some other hand tools. Old school and it wasnít all that...
Forum: My RV Build Project 09-27-2021, 12:53 PM
Replies: 580
Views: 366,578
Posted By David Paule
I cut out the panel all by myself. I used a die...

I cut out the panel all by myself. I used a die grinder and a cutting disc, a nibbler, a hole saw and some other hand tools. Old school and it wasnít all that...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-26-2021, 04:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 256
Posted By David Paule
There's a wooden adjustment tool that works very...

There's a wooden adjustment tool that works very well for this if you're trying for a perpendicular bend. It's basically a lever that pushed the flange against an angled piece of wood. You make it...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-25-2021, 05:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,217
Posted By David Paule
That's the 1/2 hour working life. You might be...

That's the 1/2 hour working life. You might be happier with the B2 version. And you may need at least the quart size - I didn't notice which you are selecting.

You can get that stuff cheaper from...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-25-2021, 05:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 877
Posted By David Paule
Here's one in the U.S....

Here's one in the U.S. (https://www.yardstore.com/pneumatic-and-cordless-tools/rivet-squeezers/pneumatic-squeezers/new/airforce-pneumatic-c-squeeze-with-3-yoke) but without the longeron yoke, which...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-25-2021, 08:19 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,217
Posted By David Paule
There are different types and three are...

There are different types and three are useful.

Type B is the common one. It comes in at least two and I think three speeds of setting, 1/2 hour, 2 hours (our most common) and I think 4 hours.

You...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-23-2021, 03:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 877
Posted By David Paule
Shop around a bit - you can definitely find one...

Shop around a bit - you can definitely find one cheaper.

Dave
Forum: Safety 09-23-2021, 09:50 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,330
Posted By David Paule
For my last pair of glasses, I bought Titanium...

For my last pair of glasses, I bought Titanium frames. They are marvelously light and thin - recommended if you can find them. After quite a bit of abuse, I can say that they are also very...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-22-2021, 08:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 586
Posted By David Paule
I started with a hand and a pneumatic squeezer,...

I started with a hand and a pneumatic squeezer, and quickly abandoned the hand one. I see no reason for one if you have the pneumatic one.

Dave
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-21-2021, 12:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,361
Posted By David Paule
I weigh most things that I add to the plane in...

I weigh most things that I add to the plane in grams and try to minimize them. If you want a light airplane, we've got to pay attention to things like that.

Also, it might be helpful to talk with a...
Forum: RV-4 09-21-2021, 07:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,006
Posted By David Paule
"Precoat," that's a new one to me. What is it,...

"Precoat," that's a new one to me. What is it, how is it used, and who supplies it?

Sorry for the thread creep....

Thanks,
Dave
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-20-2021, 05:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,116
Posted By David Paule
Seems to me that if you can't positively confirm...

Seems to me that if you can't positively confirm that it did not hit, you have to assume that it did.

Dave
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-19-2021, 04:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,899
Posted By David Paule
Perhaps it should be but it's generally not. Dave

Perhaps it should be but it's generally not.

Dave
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-18-2021, 06:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 598
Posted By David Paule
Manual Flaps: Flap Grip?

Just wondered what, if anything, you might have used for hand grips on the manual flap handle.

My C180 is wrapped with what looks like electrical tape. Sounds redneck, doesn't it? It's lasted the...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-18-2021, 03:09 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,714
Posted By David Paule
I use one of these....

I use one of these. (https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/topages/470-fh.php) Works well.

https://d29y7fsthxbb26.cloudfront.net/catalog/graphics/2/12-01698.jpg

Dave
Forum: Interiors 09-18-2021, 03:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,155
Posted By David Paule
Can't talk about price, ease of sewing or any of...

Can't talk about price, ease of sewing or any of that. But for comfort, there's only sheepskin. Nothing comes close to it, winter or summer, for years on end.

Dave
Forum: RV-10 09-17-2021, 08:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,316
Posted By David Paule
The composite tailcone skin might reduce the...

The composite tailcone skin might reduce the torsional stiffness of the tailcone, since fiberglass has a significantly lower modulus of elasticity than aluminum. If so, and that depends on the design...
Forum: My RV Build Project 09-16-2021, 06:54 PM
Replies: 580
Views: 366,578
Posted By David Paule
Thank you, both of you, for these postings. As it...

Thank you, both of you, for these postings. As it turned out, the TY91 was delivered today.

I figured out how to grab the hinge pins - no safety wire needed. I'm going to stick a 1/2" x 1/16" magnet...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-16-2021, 10:48 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,749
Posted By David Paule
Wedgelock clecos seem to fit a bit better than...

Wedgelock clecos seem to fit a bit better than the other brands.

Dave
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-16-2021, 09:15 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,749
Posted By David Paule
What Mike said. Note that in the rivet spec on...

What Mike said.

Note that in the rivet spec on Van's pages, it specifically says you don't need to debur between mating parts - I think the spec's assumption is that you don't disassemble the...
Forum: RV-6/6A 09-15-2021, 04:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 909
Posted By David Paule
The first RVs I ever saw were a stock RV-4 and an...

The first RVs I ever saw were a stock RV-4 and an RV-6 up at Moose Creek, ID.

But I'd suggest removing the pants, installing bigger tires and the larger pneumatic tailwheel. These changes,...
Forum: Tools 09-15-2021, 12:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 812
Posted By David Paule
A lot of people swear by the Scotchbrite disks on...

A lot of people swear by the Scotchbrite disks on a bench grinder. Instead, I use files, a small assortment of flat mill files, a Vixen file and several small shaped files for the inside corners and...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-15-2021, 07:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 619
Posted By David Paule
Henry, welcome aboard VAF. Dave From across the...

Henry, welcome aboard VAF.

Dave
From across the ramp
Forum: My RV Build Project 09-14-2021, 07:49 PM
Replies: 580
Views: 366,578
Posted By David Paule
One of the things that had been nagging at me for...

One of the things that had been nagging at me for a while is that I never did install the braces between the seat bulkhead and the longerons aft of them. This is an RV-4 mod because as designed, the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-14-2021, 07:23 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,423
Posted By David Paule
And the heat. Dave

And the heat.

Dave
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-13-2021, 02:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,278
Posted By David Paule
When I was a teenager, I was quite familiar with...

When I was a teenager, I was quite familiar with wooden airplane construction. A friend of mine built a Penguin. I don't know if he ever operated it or not, but my overall impression of the project...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-13-2021, 09:58 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 11,824
Posted By David Paule
Oh, yes.... Once in a while, not often, in cruise...

Oh, yes.... Once in a while, not often, in cruise (it's a Cessna, need I say more?) and at least once immediately after my run-up, which had been normal. That particular time I was directly downwind...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-13-2021, 07:58 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 11,824
Posted By David Paule
I'm installing an ARP carburetor ice detector...

I'm installing an ARP carburetor ice detector (https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/inpages/icedetect2.php?clickkey=26344) on my RV-3B. I've got one on my Cessna, had it for years, and it...
Forum: RV-3 09-13-2021, 07:50 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,655
Posted By David Paule
His fairing was removable.... I think that the...

His fairing was removable....

I think that the reason it works is if the shimmy is a coupling between the fore-aft and up-down modes of vibration, with maybe a little torsion thrown in, this...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-13-2021, 07:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 604
Posted By David Paule
If there are puddles inside, well, then you know...

If there are puddles inside, well, then you know where to put the drain holes.

Dave
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