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Forum: Reviews 10-27-2017, 02:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,870
Posted By mvidalr
Did you use the Top-Pump install, or Side-Pump...

Did you use the Top-Pump install, or Side-Pump install in your RV-8?

Thanks
Forum: RV-10 05-11-2016, 11:24 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 7,197
Posted By mvidalr
this is gold

this is gold
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-13-2016, 02:16 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 794
Posted By mvidalr
solved!

I already made one.. took me 2 minutes.
(1 minute to go upstais and grab the .040" scrap alclad sheet, 1 minute measure, cut, shape, deburr).

thanks:D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-13-2016, 12:59 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 794
Posted By mvidalr
A-408 Aileron Spar Reinforcing Plates Position

Hi all,

I had the drill on hand and it became easy to place one A-408 plate on top (aft web) of the A-403PP-L Aileron Spar to begin match-drilling the holes onto the plate.

Missed the A-408 detail...
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-22-2015, 12:22 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 22,477
Posted By mvidalr
Thumbs up check!

ordered. :)
this will help me a lot.
looking forward to start reading it.
Thanks!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-19-2014, 01:47 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 18,231
Posted By mvidalr
Lightbulb Spanish 101

A few keywords needed upon arrival:

Cierre de plan de vuelo: Closing your flightplan (no FSS or FlightWatch- this is done at Despacho)

Despacho: Airport flight Dispatch.

Plan de vuelo:...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-02-2014, 09:13 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 8,645
Posted By mvidalr
what about paint?

If so....

What causes the paint not to form cracks?
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 09-08-2014, 10:32 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 21,381
Posted By mvidalr
Hangar Access

So it was a really fun weekend.
Like most say, Saturday was fun and exciting with all the pylons getting knocked down. Wx was badass all through the day.
At 17:00 it was Cabela's time before...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 09-03-2014, 01:04 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 21,381
Posted By mvidalr
shuttle transportation?

Do any of you know if there will be shuttle transportation to the hotels or the surrounding areas?
I called Hampton Inn and they said no-go.
I will have my car, but would like to get a beer or two...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 09-01-2014, 12:43 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 21,381
Posted By mvidalr
long drive

I will drive from Monterrey, Mexico to Austin, TX thursday morning for a 6-hr road trip.
Stay there for the night and drive the remaining 5-4hr to DFW the next day.

Will stay at the Hampton across...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-25-2014, 11:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,034
Posted By mvidalr
and proseal?

What if a small dab of regular ProSeal is used for such fittings?
I have gone before myself and placed a small amount of proseal on the fuel drain before realizing it.
I'm wondering if it is...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 08-25-2014, 11:19 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 21,381
Posted By mvidalr
Melissa and I will be in Section PU103, Row 44,...

Melissa and I will be in Section PU103, Row 44, Seats 8 and 9!
We will stay at the Hampton Inn Ft. Worth-Alliance Airport (13600 North Freeway).
Forum: RV-10 05-30-2014, 12:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 8,508
Posted By mvidalr
I was lucky enough to have the sending kit...

I was lucky enough to have the sending kit ordered a few days after they quit selling them. (I called them and they told me they still had a couple in stock)
Now, if it is the case and you are right,...
Forum: RV-10 05-30-2014, 11:52 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 8,508
Posted By mvidalr
Van's plates and Dynon systems

Looking at this post, I have a question:

Based from experience, does anyone know if the capacitive fuel sensing plates Van's sells work with Dynon Skyview system?
Is there any other item that is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-31-2014, 03:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,419
Posted By mvidalr
I did the same with one rib in the Fuel Tank....

I did the same with one rib in the Fuel Tank. After posting my question here:
http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=110927

I decided the tank area is critical to high loads imposed...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-30-2014, 11:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,978
Posted By mvidalr
Leak-proofing

If they were both built by Van's, probably they found a leak around the ring during testing and decided to completely seal the perimeter, whereas the other tank came out leak-proof. My 2 cents
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-23-2014, 10:02 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 18,231
Posted By mvidalr
Lightbulb Read this month's edition of FLYING magazine

Hello all,

I really recommend reading the article titled "Crossing Borders: How-to guide for visiting neighboring countries" by Pia Bergqvist, published on this month's edition of FLYING magazine....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-19-2014, 07:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,888
Posted By mvidalr
Yep.. I got ahead of myself and made a ton of...

Yep.. I got ahead of myself and made a ton of scrap and practice pieces..
Calling in for some replacement parts.:rolleyes:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-17-2014, 03:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,888
Posted By mvidalr
Undimple?

Hello all,

Not sure if this has been asked before.
I dimpled all the holes in the flanges of the Leading Edge ribs.
When I was countersinking the W-423 joint plate I realized my mistake: the LE...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-16-2014, 07:20 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 18,231
Posted By mvidalr
Hello Jim, Glad to know you and your friends...

Hello Jim,

Glad to know you and your friends made it safe on your trip to Mexico. Looking forward to see some pictures about your experience!

As for the eAPIS, that is exactly what's going on right...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-07-2014, 12:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,016
Posted By mvidalr
found it

I remember I saw this same tank setup somewhere in the forums.
HA here:
http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=74753&highlight=capacitive+sender
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-17-2014, 10:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,142
Posted By mvidalr
Hello, Can you send me the template as...

Hello,

Can you send me the template as well?
mvidalr-at-gmail-dot-com

thanks
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-31-2014, 12:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,799
Posted By mvidalr
Gimme a break

What about wiring each stick to a separate breaker?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-31-2014, 12:50 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,460
Posted By mvidalr
Easy fix!

Where are those spots located in relation to the skin?
Which skin: top, bottom, inner, outer?
Are the spots located facing the ribs or facing the wind?

RV construction can sometimes be very...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 01-13-2014, 08:10 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 21,381
Posted By mvidalr
Much appreciated Gary et al! We will definitely...

Much appreciated Gary et al!
We will definitely look for you, and as always I'll be in touch through here for further planning and details.

See you there!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-13-2014, 12:38 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 18,231
Posted By mvidalr
Arrow Hi Chris and all, So far, only third parties...

Hi Chris and all,

So far, only third parties (ie. ARINC & FltPlan) allow the filing of eAPIS online at a cost. In the meantime, the Mexican government is working on its own online platform, but from...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-12-2014, 05:10 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 18,231
Posted By mvidalr
Hello people, From what my peers tell me, there...

Hello people,

From what my peers tell me, there are basically two ways to file the Mexican eAPIS so far.
One is through fltplan.com, and from what they told me it is basically the same as filing...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 01-11-2014, 11:33 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 21,381
Posted By mvidalr
I don't personally know anyone here as I am...

I don't personally know anyone here as I am fairly new to the forum (joined VAF when i started my build in 2011).
Do you think my girlfriend and I could pitch in?
I can stop at a local convenience...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-11-2014, 11:46 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 18,231
Posted By mvidalr
I am Mexican, and live and fly in Mexico (and...

I am Mexican, and live and fly in Mexico (and many times in the US too).
I am based at MMAN (NTR) airport.
If I can be of any assistance, I'd love to help.

For the record, I'm building a SB RV-8...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 01-11-2014, 11:12 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 21,381
Posted By mvidalr
Ohhh And BY CAR means that I can take some of...

Ohhh

And BY CAR means that I can take some of you who arrive by plane and cannot move around so easily between the airport-hotel-speedway-hotel-airport
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 01-11-2014, 11:10 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 21,381
Posted By mvidalr
I've just booked a room at the Hampton next to...

I've just booked a room at the Hampton next to the Alliance airport (3 min from the speedway).
I'll arrive by car (-no RV yet-) the 5th and leave the 8th to allow some wife's shopping.

Is there...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 01-09-2014, 10:35 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 21,381
Posted By mvidalr
Perfect reason to celebrate! :D

Perfect reason to celebrate! :D
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 01-09-2014, 09:59 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 21,381
Posted By mvidalr
Redbull Air Race DFW 2014

Hello!

Is anyone going to the 2014 edition of the Red Bull Air Race World Championship at Texas Motor Speedway in Dallas/Forth Worth on September 06th & 07th, 2014??

It could be a nice, ad hoc...
Forum: Tools 01-05-2014, 11:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,584
Posted By mvidalr
Go for the Rolo-Flaring Tool

I have the Parker Rolo-Flare Flaring Tool (http://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/topages/flaringtools2.php?clickkey=4577) and haven't had any problems with it and must admin it works perfectly...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-27-2013, 12:01 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,243
Posted By mvidalr
A Craftsman 75-piece inch & metric tap and die...

A Craftsman 75-piece inch & metric tap and die set.

http://i1070.photobucket.com/albums/u483/mvidalr/06643eff47e3742a141d98b1344264d9_zps5bfe71e8.jpg

Now I can fnally tap my pitot probe!
Well...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-26-2013, 11:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,967
Posted By mvidalr
Please don't let your son read this post in the...

Please don't let your son read this post in the future :eek:

Honest mistake, happy building!:)
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 12-26-2013, 11:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,051
Posted By mvidalr
+1 using heatshrink or cleco boots (although...

+1 using heatshrink or cleco boots (although these last are limited)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-07-2013, 08:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,427
Posted By mvidalr
Lightbulb wire

hello,

what would be the best wire gauge for a set of Duckworks Round WingTip LED lights (one per wingtip)?
Also, shielded/unshielded?

thanks
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-07-2013, 07:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 8,115
Posted By mvidalr
to shield or not to shield

trying to power up this thread again.

This is my setup: RV-8 with Two leading edge 50w HID lights (used for landing), and Two Wingtip Round LED lights, these two pulsating via WigWag (all five items...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-07-2013, 04:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,047
Posted By mvidalr
the DIY way

Thanks guys.

I appreciate you all's inputs. I used the template-and-cut-to-shape acrylic mirror method before posting, but thought there might be other "professional" (i.e. purchased) ways of doing...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-07-2013, 01:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,047
Posted By mvidalr
Wingtip light reflector

Hello,

Does anyone know if it is possible to purchase a couple of aluminum mirror-like/reflectors cut and bent to shape that will go inside the W-715-1 wingtip light housing?

I am planning on...
Forum: Safety 12-06-2013, 08:52 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 8,760
Posted By mvidalr
Not-so-long time ago, in a galaxy far away, I...

Not-so-long time ago, in a galaxy far away, I started a drone business in my city (Mexico).

This is my drone, drone meet VAF:
http://www.apspecialists.com.au/library/product/md4-1000-UAV1.jpg

It...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-06-2013, 08:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,979
Posted By mvidalr
walk on water"

too much weight to add. wouldn't play with it on non-tested/approved aviation areas.

fun on shoes, though:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hyeQUBRMbm4
Forum: RV-10 12-06-2013, 08:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,950
Posted By mvidalr
dimple

+1

specially the spars which are, for obvious reasons, structural components.
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-06-2013, 08:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 995
Posted By mvidalr
1. I asked myself that question during my emp...

1. I asked myself that question during my emp built, and frankly, I believe the skin is too thick to morph around this notch.
So my advice is not to worry about this and carry on.. you will find many...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-03-2013, 05:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,375
Posted By mvidalr
Question Assistance with a Dynon Pitot/AOA probe

Hello,

I have a question regarding my Dynon heated Pitot/AOA probe.
It caught my attention that the stagnation port (opening facing the wind) is not completely open (or otherwise round) all the way...
Forum: RV-9/9A 11-19-2013, 11:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,922
Posted By mvidalr
mind the gap

Nice fix.

Did you ensure to maintain proper distance clearance between the Trim tab and the new bracket?

For the -8 this is a tight spot that won't allow for such modification.

My two cents
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-11-2013, 04:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,097
Posted By mvidalr
I appreciate your invitation. I'd also be honored...

I appreciate your invitation. I'd also be honored if you ever wander down south and we could meet.

Btw, Are you on facebook?
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-11-2013, 02:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,097
Posted By mvidalr
Hello Larry, Hope this helps. It is as of...

Hello Larry,

Hope this helps. It is as of today
http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=105832

Greetings
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-09-2013, 12:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,479
Posted By mvidalr
section 15

section 15, page 15-2

Aileron travel:
Max Up/Down= 32/17
Minimum Up/Down= 25/15

hope this helps
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-08-2013, 09:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,493
Posted By mvidalr
Talking thanks

Thanks guys,

I have decided ground locally and scrap off specific primer spots in the structure (probably around a male and its corresponding female dimple) to guarantee a solid ground conductive...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-08-2013, 08:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,493
Posted By mvidalr
Hello Larry, From what I've read in other...

Hello Larry,

From what I've read in other posts, it is recommended to have metal-to-metal ground connections. I'm still looking for a clearer answer however, as most of them are fuzzy (some tell...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-08-2013, 07:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,493
Posted By mvidalr
help still appreciated

help still appreciated
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-08-2013, 07:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,359
Posted By mvidalr
go for Strong!

Hello,

Here's my two cents..

http://www.strongparachutes.com/pages/emergency.html

They are well known in the skydiving arena. They also make military and emergency parachutes and canopies. I've...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-06-2013, 06:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,493
Posted By mvidalr
ground cables

Hello guys,

Silly question:
I'm about to install the Stall Warner vane assembly. It is basically the first electrical item in the build that requires direct ground connection to the structure of the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-06-2013, 11:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,493
Posted By mvidalr
KORL

I did my TW endorsement and Advanced Aerobatics training with certified EAA Aerobatics pilot in Air Orlando Aviation. I believe they are now called TraxAir, located in Orlando Exec. Airport (KORL)....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-03-2013, 08:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,629
Posted By mvidalr
Struggle with the skin and ribs, but do not struggle with the clecos!

Maybe this is already known to many builders, or probably common sense, but i learned the hard way during empennage construction and was tempted to do the same thing with the leading edge and...
Forum: RV-14 11-03-2013, 07:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,344
Posted By mvidalr
Kudos

Nice setup!

You have a good point on movind around the assembly right at hip height.
Right now, my setup lies on the ground because my table and workspace are all crowded. Specially because I'm...
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-03-2013, 07:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,946
Posted By mvidalr
How did it go?

Jim,

Did you get any news from Van's?
Do you have any pics of the mishap?

Hopefully it was nothing but a close call, and you can carry on.

Cheers!
Forum: Tools 10-31-2013, 09:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,484
Posted By mvidalr
Thanks for the advice. I think I didn't choose my...

Thanks for the advice. I think I didn't choose my words correctly when I mentioned the relationship of a #40 with a 3/32" rivet or a #30 with a 1/8" rivet and so on. All I was asking for, was the...
Forum: Tools 10-30-2013, 09:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,484
Posted By mvidalr
Thanks but 5/16 is decimal .3125, way bigger than...

Thanks but 5/16 is decimal .3125, way bigger than .1935
Forum: Tools 10-30-2013, 08:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,484
Posted By mvidalr
Question Fractional for a #10 drill bit

Hello my fellow builders,

Which would be the fractional equivalence to a #10 drill bit used to enlarge the prepunched holes for the stall warner vane in a RV-8? Same applies to the -7 & -9 for what...
Forum: RV-10 10-18-2013, 09:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,176
Posted By mvidalr
Thumbs up Felicidades Jorge!! Aunque me encuentre en...

Felicidades Jorge!!

Aunque me encuentre en Mexico, no dudes en contactarme en lo que te pueda ayudar.

Siguele echando ganas!

Saludos!
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-27-2013, 03:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,227
Posted By mvidalr
all rib prep

rib preparation is what makes the whole process boring and sluggish
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