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Forum: RV-7/7A 10-05-2022, 03:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,629
Posted By PaulvS
Process details

+1 for measuring the actual distance between the push rod end attachment points instead of just cutting the tube to the plan dimensions.

The process I used was to first install the rod end bearings...
Forum: My RV Build Project 10-04-2022, 05:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 307
Posted By PaulvS
Hi Cal, The main thing is that you are OK and...

Hi Cal,
The main thing is that you are OK and recovering, even though it must be greatly disappointing that the first build is lost. Hopefully some of the items can be re-used. Good on you for...
Forum: Fiberglass 10-03-2022, 04:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 737
Posted By PaulvS
I saw some photos of your plenum earlier on and...

I saw some photos of your plenum earlier on and it looked very nice and I didn't notice any blush or blemishes, so has it developed since then?
Forum: My RV Build Project 10-02-2022, 04:11 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 41,093
Posted By PaulvS
Revised fuel system layout

Thanks to info from Tom, Steve and others I completed the internal brake and tank vent lines and started preparing for the fuel lines.

The support structure and mounting plate for the fuel selector...
Forum: RV-14 10-01-2022, 11:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 766
Posted By PaulvS
I think it would be worth replacing those parts,...

I think it would be worth replacing those parts, I don't see how they can be fixed in the field because the recesses for the bearings should really be properly aligned to hold the bearing, IMHO.
Have...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-30-2022, 01:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 411
Posted By PaulvS
This may be a dumb question... is that problem...

This may be a dumb question... is that problem occurring with the rubber seal fitted on the root?

The #6 screws have noticeably less meat in them than #8 so I don't know that I'd go that way......
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-29-2022, 07:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 943
Posted By PaulvS
Primer

For primer I think the TouchUpDirect rattle can primer is the way to go, it will ensure compatibility with their top coats.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-29-2022, 07:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 299
Posted By PaulvS
Another indirect suggestion; work out what are...

Another indirect suggestion; work out what are the alternates in your flight plan before leaving the ground... ;)
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-29-2022, 06:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 943
Posted By PaulvS
Most top coats require a primer and there's no...

Most top coats require a primer and there's no mention of priming before the yellow went on, so I'd say:

1. Back up a step, sand off the yellow from the epoxy and apply a compatible primer to the...
Forum: Painting your RV 09-28-2022, 07:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,280
Posted By PaulvS
Do I think what's on there will protect from...

Do I think what's on there will protect from oil/dirt? Nope, because there are visible voids that can trap oil/dirt.

How long will you be flying it before your paint slot, i.e. not at all; phase 1;...
Forum: Painting your RV 09-28-2022, 02:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,280
Posted By PaulvS
The surface in the photos appears porous so...

The surface in the photos appears porous so contamination will likely get in.
It doesn't look like the primer has sealed because the surface was too rough for primer.
Probably a brushed on coat of...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-28-2022, 12:37 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,484
Posted By PaulvS
Work effort

It will be interesting to see how much effort it takes to make and fit the new part. Hopefully you will get it right on the first go!
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-27-2022, 07:40 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,484
Posted By PaulvS
The bracket on the -7/9 looks wider than the one...

The bracket on the -7/9 looks wider than the one on the -6 (2.5"), which the builder also fabricates from raw aluminum angle. The wider bracket is presumably steel because angle stock that wide is...
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-27-2022, 05:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 378
Posted By PaulvS
Wiring

I bought the wiring kit from Vans for the basic wires.
I bought all the wiring kits from Dynon for servos, network, EMS etc. This gives consistent color coding and the right lengths.
Added to this a...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-27-2022, 12:21 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,484
Posted By PaulvS
Option #5

This may be another option to consider: Rivet the plate nut to a round .025 doubler and then rivet the doubler to the bracket using the errant hole and another new hole on the other side. Clock the...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-26-2022, 06:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,484
Posted By PaulvS
Maybe Vans did not think of all the options? If...

Maybe Vans did not think of all the options? If they said to NOT do something, then of course. There have been many many ideas from builders over the years that Vans have incorporated (generally)...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-26-2022, 05:23 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,484
Posted By PaulvS
Ah OK! I assumed it was made from angle stock,...

Ah OK! I assumed it was made from angle stock, same as the RV-6. I've recently cut those parts from 2.5" x 2" x 3/16" aluminum angle.

Honestly I don't see why #2 would not work just fine.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 09-26-2022, 05:17 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,202
Posted By PaulvS
Fair enough! I love the challenge and...

Fair enough! I love the challenge and satisfaction of painting and couldn't imagine losing out on the fun by paying someone else to do it. I've never painted a plane before (only motorcycles and...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-26-2022, 04:55 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,484
Posted By PaulvS
#2 or #4 depending on whether you can get angle...

#2 or #4 depending on whether you can get angle stock that is wide enough.
If doing #2 I think you can fill the hole with a normally set universal or countersunk rivet. It doesn't need to be double...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-24-2022, 05:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,264
Posted By PaulvS
That's looking good Ivan. I think option 2 is the...

That's looking good Ivan.
I think option 2 is the way to go, with a doubler across 3 rivets. The rivet at the end of the J channel is just anchoring it to the bulkhead. If you make the doubler from...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 09-23-2022, 06:43 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,202
Posted By PaulvS
Where HAVE all the builders gone?

Where HAVE all the builders gone?
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 09-22-2022, 07:41 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,202
Posted By PaulvS
A recent example here was 35K, I think that was...

A recent example here was 35K, I think that was on a RV-10.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-22-2022, 06:03 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 264
Posted By PaulvS
strip and re-paint

I had the same problem with a similar vintage engine mount and canopy frame, not yet installed. I removed all of the powder coat with paint stripper and cleaned back to bare metal followed by steel...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-21-2022, 10:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 369
Posted By PaulvS
I also used temporary rigging bolts with the...

I also used temporary rigging bolts with the threads cut off so they wouldn't damage the holes and the ends rounded over to bullet shape and polished smooth, as well ws some 3/16 dia steel pins. I...
Forum: RV-6/6A 09-21-2022, 07:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 403
Posted By PaulvS
Cutting fibreglass

A Dremel tool with an abrasive wheel is good for fine cutting and trimming of fiberglass parts. Alternatively an oscillating multi-tool also works well. Hopefully you have at least one of those...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-21-2022, 06:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,088
Posted By PaulvS
There is insufficient edge distance for the nose...

There is insufficient edge distance for the nose rivets on most of those ribs, so I don't think it would be advisable to use them.
When doing the rounding, it is safer to do it manually with a file...
Forum: My RV Build Project 09-20-2022, 01:59 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 41,093
Posted By PaulvS
Productive session

Those photos are helpful Steve, thanks, and your pipe work looks really good. I could probably fabricate a cover from sheet metal to go between the central floor stiffeners, similar to the RV-7.

I...
Forum: RV-6/6A 09-19-2022, 07:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,714
Posted By PaulvS
run run run

Photo 1 shows the aft side of the carry through under the seats. The top bolt holes are damaged.
There appear to be some other holes drilled through for the clear vinyl tubing, note that location is...
Forum: My RV Build Project 09-19-2022, 07:40 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 41,093
Posted By PaulvS
RV7 ref

Thanks Tom for the suggestions. I will definitely make up some 90 and 45 bend tubes to use for templates. I've got the RV-7 plans and they have been useful but the RV-6 has different central...
Forum: RV-6/6A 09-19-2022, 05:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,714
Posted By PaulvS
Definitely kaput aka FUBAR! :(

Definitely kaput aka FUBAR! :(
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-18-2022, 07:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 496
Posted By PaulvS
cables

Have you checked all the high current cable ends and crimps and connections, including the ground straps? That is an easy check that won't require replacing anything initially
Forum: My RV Build Project 09-17-2022, 11:07 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 41,093
Posted By PaulvS
Plumbing

It's like a 3D puzzle to work out the tubing runs and connections for the brake and fuel and vent lines. There's very little detail in the original plans for how to do this and the optional parking...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-17-2022, 05:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 796
Posted By PaulvS
If you mount the Dynon ADAHRS module(s) as...

If you mount the Dynon ADAHRS module(s) as recommended in the tailcone using the Vans ADAHRS bracket mount then the static connections are very easy because everything is in the same area. I've got...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-16-2022, 07:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 990
Posted By PaulvS
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Forum: RV-7/7A 09-15-2022, 11:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,030
Posted By PaulvS
Cost difference

Cost is approx extra $3,000 now for the parts, based on the latest Vans price list for 7 and 7A kits.
Forum: RV-14 09-15-2022, 09:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,522
Posted By PaulvS
Vans data

One data source is the completions page on Vans website. You could tally up the number of each completed to see which is most popular. A quick look suggests that it is the RV-14A.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-15-2022, 09:06 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,390
Posted By PaulvS
Root cause & fix

Here's a few pics of the relevant drawing including revisions to 1992. It appears that the OP's HS-614 (the angle that attaches the HS to the deck and longerons) does not have the little "ears" that...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-15-2022, 07:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,264
Posted By PaulvS
Option 4

Another option is to cut off the flanges on one of the F-711's and then rivet on new flanges that can be match drilled with the fuselage skin. The new flanges are angles bent from .025 same as the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-15-2022, 02:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 557
Posted By PaulvS
Where did you obtain MS33515? I haven't come...

Where did you obtain MS33515? I haven't come across it before but should get a copy.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-14-2022, 11:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 557
Posted By PaulvS
Logical opinion

I'm working on brake lines and bulkhead fittings etc and was also wondering about torque value for the AN-924 nuts. AC43.13 Table 9-2 gives torque values for the AN-818 nuts, these are the same...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-14-2022, 08:23 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,390
Posted By PaulvS
Please fix

In the photos it looks like the attaching angle on the horizontal stabiliser is too short to overlap the longerons in the fuselage, in order for the outer bolt to go through both the longeron and the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-14-2022, 03:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,747
Posted By PaulvS
The pictures on google are not viewable, error...

The pictures on google are not viewable, error message 404. If the pictures are uploaded to VAF instead (click on the paper clip to do it) then we should all be able to see them.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-14-2022, 03:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,549
Posted By PaulvS
Adding to what's been said above, the patch...

Adding to what's been said above, the patch pieces could be easily cut by hand (no need for water jet) and I would make the inside one square as that would make it easier to conform to the curve of...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-12-2022, 05:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 968
Posted By PaulvS
What is the reason for changing from the original...

What is the reason for changing from the original push rods? Is there a problem with the design or the specification?
Forum: RV-14 09-12-2022, 04:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,711
Posted By PaulvS
It's understandable that your wife is concerned...

It's understandable that your wife is concerned about rising costs. We rationalised that our project will have higher nett worth if it is completed, rather than sold part-built.
You can control the...
Forum: RV-10 09-11-2022, 08:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 558
Posted By PaulvS
Hinge line alignment

How does the alignment of the bearing centres look if you stretch a string line between the outer rod ends all the way through the centre bearing (obviously without the elevator on)?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-09-2022, 06:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,993
Posted By PaulvS
Here's the latest completed numbers per Vans. It...

Here's the latest completed numbers per Vans. It is a bit surprising that the number is not higher for the RV-12. The RV-14 is newer so that explains the relaively low number completed.
It would be...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-08-2022, 04:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,993
Posted By PaulvS
RV-6A standard kit. Started in 1992 so this is...

RV-6A standard kit. Started in 1992 so this is year 30, with a 15 year break and other normal life priorities dictating the timeline.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-05-2022, 05:25 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,361
Posted By PaulvS
Dynon ..........

Dynon
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Forum: Primers 09-02-2022, 05:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,388
Posted By PaulvS
Patrick, the scuffing process with maroon...

Patrick, the scuffing process with maroon scotchbrite does scratch the surface microscopically. You can sort of tell by looking whether it is scuffed enough but a better test is to scuff using a...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-01-2022, 06:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 719
Posted By PaulvS
I don't think there is any way to calibrate the...

I don't think there is any way to calibrate the D180 static pressure sensor yourself, at least my D180 doesn't have any menu option to do that. I believe that Dynon still supports the D180 even...
Forum: Probable Cause Documents Discussed 08-31-2022, 10:51 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 7,566
Posted By PaulvS
According to the website of the shop that did the...

According to the website of the shop that did the work they do have A&Ps with IA and the shop is an FAA certified repair station. I believe they also worked on the fuel tanks at the time of doing...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-31-2022, 05:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 580
Posted By PaulvS
Rivet locations

Here is a pic of those rivets on the plans (dwg 16) for a -6 with the same part numbers (wings are very similar to -8). My aileron brackets were not pre-drilled either and I think I probably used...
Forum: RV-3 08-28-2022, 04:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,502
Posted By PaulvS
Hole edge distance

Did you attach the WD-415 bracket to the elevator yet? There is a potential edge distance problem if following the dimensions on the drawings; the original RV-6 also mounts WD-415 on the outside of...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-28-2022, 06:57 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,438
Posted By PaulvS
Stuff

The comment about methylene chloride got me curious and I have some paint stripper that is 87% of said chemical, so tried it on a piece of scrap plexi. The result? I sure ain't gonna be getting that...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-28-2022, 03:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 534
Posted By PaulvS
Check port not blocked

In my experience the oil pressure drops to zero and the red light goes on within a few seconds after shut down. I don't know if cold oil would make that much difference especially considering that...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-27-2022, 02:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,971
Posted By PaulvS
nog n 404

Dit werk ook nie vir my nie...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-26-2022, 11:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,258
Posted By PaulvS
Canopy detail

I like the shark fin ring pull at the back of the slider. Did you make it, and how does it attach?
Congrats on the pink slip, it's a big job getting there!
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-25-2022, 07:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 970
Posted By PaulvS
monopoly

Shell effectively has a monopoly on Rotax 4 stroke oil because they are the only manufacturer that has the formula spec from Rotax, apparently. Sport Plus 4 is also more expensive than the other...
Forum: COMM 08-25-2022, 04:28 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,962
Posted By PaulvS
Separate PTT

Another viable option is to mount a separate PTT on the panel somewhere for the backup radio, given that it is only ever going to be used when the primary radio fails.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-23-2022, 07:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 767
Posted By PaulvS
Bushing length.

If the play is in the pilot stick only and definitely not in the co-pilot stick then that would eliminate the source of play from anywhere else in the control linkage, other than the bronze bushing...
Forum: RV-14 08-23-2022, 06:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,907
Posted By PaulvS
Clean prime and paint

The corrosion is on the surface only and the slight manufacturing groove in the steel won't affect the strength as it might if it was aluminum. I would clean off the corrosion with sandpaper or...
Forum: Fiberglass 08-23-2022, 03:52 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,448
Posted By PaulvS
Update

Thanks Brooks and Larry.

The part came off the mold with a little effort overall and the areas that were coated with furniture wax came off easily. Some parts of the tailcone I covered with clear...
Forum: Painting your RV 08-22-2022, 05:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 951
Posted By PaulvS
Leading edge

Not sure if you're aware of this? Text is from Vans construction manual for -6 and probably applies also to -10:

"Spanwise trim stripes should be avoided very near the wing leading edge.
Much is...
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