VansAirForceForums  
Home > VansAirForceForums

-POSTING RULES
-Advertise in here!
- Today's Posts | Insert Pics

Keep VAF Going
Donate methods

Point your
camera app here
to donate fast.


Go Back   VAF Forums > Search Forums
Register FAQ Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Showing results 1 to 64 of 500
Search took 0.06 seconds.
Search: Posts Made By: rvbuilder2002
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS Yesterday, 11:55 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,754
Posted By rvbuilder2002
You are of course free to not agree, but that...

You are of course free to not agree, but that doesn't make you correct.

It is well known within the industry that the iS engine has higher cooling requirements than the ULS does. One interesting...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS Yesterday, 10:37 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,754
Posted By rvbuilder2002
It doubtful that it is that much of a...

It doubtful that it is that much of a difference.
If it were, the RV-12iS would be quite a bit slower just from the cooling drag difference.

For the purpose of adding a bit more clarity to my other...
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 08-17-2022, 11:27 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,511
Posted By rvbuilder2002
That is the problem with so many of the...

That is the problem with so many of the FAR's...... They require interpretation.
As in what you are actually doing with this one. You have made your own interpretation of what it means, to you, and...
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 08-17-2022, 09:08 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,511
Posted By rvbuilder2002
I don't know, but as i mentioned already, I have...

I don't know, but as i mentioned already, I have had many instances where when a tower is reporting me (already identified as an experimental) to other traffic, they identify me as an experimental to...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-17-2022, 06:40 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,754
Posted By rvbuilder2002
The distance between the cooler and the muffler...

The distance between the cooler and the muffler is increased but I think the more significant change is the fact that the oil cooler is right out in the open on the front of the cowl (below the...
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 08-17-2022, 06:28 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,511
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Since FAR 91.319 specifically requires that we...

Since FAR 91.319 specifically requires that we identify as experimental when contacting a control tower, it is not optional, if you desire to proper follow FAR's.
This is regardless of whether a...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-17-2022, 06:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 868
Posted By rvbuilder2002
I agree that there are vertical loads applied at...

I agree that there are vertical loads applied at this point in flight but disagree that it is a root cause of crack development in the channel.

The loads induced by ground operations are orders of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-17-2022, 05:51 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 225
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Not sure where you might have heard this but it...

Not sure where you might have heard this but it wasn't from us.

As of right now anyway, the plan is for a traditional two piece cowl like all the other RV's have.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-17-2022, 12:27 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 677
Posted By rvbuilder2002
It is correct. So I suggest you use caution so as...

It is correct.
So I suggest you use caution so as not to use atmospheric pressure / vacuum to empty those lines in any way while you try and move air through the engine.
If you do so, at next engine...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-17-2022, 11:20 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 677
Posted By rvbuilder2002
I don't think he or anyone else was arguing the...

I don't think he or anyone else was arguing the against the science of water vapor accumulation within a combustion engine.

What has been explained, is that there is no way for you to connect a...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-17-2022, 09:08 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 677
Posted By rvbuilder2002
To say it in even simpler terms, you canít...

To say it in even simpler terms, you canít install a dehydrator system on a Rotax 912 engine. There will be no airflow through the engine crank case itself. The only thing you will be dehydrating is...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-14-2022, 02:44 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,754
Posted By rvbuilder2002
I am fully aware of the benefits, and reasons...

I am fully aware of the benefits, and reasons that people choose to install them. I have done some testing with them in the past so I am also aware of the installation details

You are looking for...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-14-2022, 12:46 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,754
Posted By rvbuilder2002
That is some new information that I don’t recall...

That is some new information that I don’t recall you providing when we have communicated directly. It would be very interesting to see if there was any impact on your cooling efficiency if you...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-13-2022, 11:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 592
Posted By rvbuilder2002
We use the same tires and tubes on our...

We use the same tires and tubes on our demonstrator fleet as we supply in the kits. We have always gotten good service life from them with no tube failures like you describe, but we do fly a lot of...
Forum: RV-10 08-12-2022, 08:42 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,671
Posted By rvbuilder2002
None that I am aware of, though maybe Ken has and...

None that I am aware of, though maybe Ken has and I just donít know about it (It was only recently that it was introduced).
Forum: RV-10 08-12-2022, 08:35 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,671
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Fair assessment. Having said that, I find it...

Fair assessment.
Having said that, I find it strange that Ken has changed from his former opinions of not being in favor of designing and marketing a mod. such as this while he was at Vans, to now...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-12-2022, 08:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 592
Posted By rvbuilder2002
An RV 12 should be fine with the factory...

An RV 12 should be fine with the factory specified air pressures, if the tires were originally installed properly.
Aircraft tires with tubes need lots of lubricant between the tube and the tire to...
Forum: RV-15 08-10-2022, 11:37 AM
Replies: 65
Poll: Who's In?
Views: 6,139
Posted By rvbuilder2002
I know it probably seems like worlds away from a...

I know it probably seems like worlds away from a lot of the U.S, but out here in the west, particularly here in the Pacific north west, there is a huge number of airstrips that are not particularly...
Forum: RV-15 08-10-2022, 11:26 AM
Replies: 65
Poll: Who's In?
Views: 6,139
Posted By rvbuilder2002
It is clearly obvious at this point that it...

It is clearly obvious at this point that it doesn't look like the RV-15 will fit YOUR needs but that doesn't mean it wont fill the needs of many others.

How about if we flip the discussion and ask...
Forum: RV-15 08-08-2022, 09:23 PM
Replies: 457
Views: 92,524
Posted By rvbuilder2002
I am genuinely curious how the opening direction...

I am genuinely curious how the opening direction of the door would make an entirely glass door less of a gimmick when the amount of clear area in the door only comes into play when the door is...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-08-2022, 11:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,168
Posted By rvbuilder2002
It is likely a wire connection / ground problem....

It is likely a wire connection / ground problem. Because of multiple symptoms it is likely some kind of intermittent ground issue.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-02-2022, 05:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,436
Posted By rvbuilder2002
The key to making the standard lycoming drain...

The key to making the standard lycoming drain lines work and not leak is to stop using screw type hose clamps on the coupler hoses.
If you install brand new hose with constant compression spring...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-31-2022, 02:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,123
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Not sure what is typical. Jeff probably knows....

Not sure what is typical. Jeff probably knows.
He did mention that RVís made up 62% of the home guilts that were registered.
Forum: RV-15 07-31-2022, 02:31 PM
Replies: 457
Views: 92,524
Posted By rvbuilder2002
:rolleyes: Thatís kind of funny, because that is...

:rolleyes:
Thatís kind of funny, because that is the exact nick name that we have been usingÖ.. with just a lowly little Lyc. IO-390 EXP119. :rolleyes:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-31-2022, 02:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,123
Posted By rvbuilder2002
I think Jeff P. reported 721 RVís on the field.

I think Jeff P. reported 721 RVís on the field.
Forum: RV-15 07-29-2022, 06:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,592
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Convenient in certain instances but way too slow...

Convenient in certain instances but way too slow for general riveting.
I can go 4-5 times faster with a pneumatic.
Forum: RV-15 07-26-2022, 05:33 PM
Replies: 457
Views: 92,524
Posted By rvbuilder2002
???????? Have you actually looked at the size of...

????????

Have you actually looked at the size of the baggage area of a Kitfox compare to the RV-15? Or compared the useful load of each?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-20-2022, 09:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 746
Posted By rvbuilder2002
The magnets actually work pretty well if you do...

The magnets actually work pretty well if you do one specific thing (not sure if it is documented or not)....
Join two magnets together so that you know what the poll alignment is. Separate them and...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-19-2022, 08:36 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,669
Posted By rvbuilder2002
I think the more recent revisions of the POH...

I think the more recent revisions of the POH specify doing so as well, in hot conditions. Along with other procedures to mitigate excessively elevated fuel temps such as not leaving the canopy fully...
Forum: RV-15 07-13-2022, 11:03 AM
Replies: 457
Views: 92,524
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Glad to see that you took that comment with the...

Glad to see that you took that comment with the humor tone that was intended.

On a more serous note - we're blown away by the level of interest and are very exited to finally share it with everyone.
Forum: RV-15 07-13-2022, 09:02 AM
Replies: 457
Views: 92,524
Posted By rvbuilder2002
I don't mean to zero in on you only Ed, but you...

I don't mean to zero in on you only Ed, but you are a convenient example in the moment....

A huge # of the details that people have been posting so far, with a strong tone of confidence, are just...
Forum: RV-15 07-12-2022, 09:38 AM
Replies: 457
Views: 92,524
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Iím proof that 5 foot 9Ē still isnít short enough...

Iím proof that 5 foot 9Ē still isnít short enough to miss them but at least it hasnít left permanent marks. Many years of working around only low wing airplanes makes for slow readjustment I guess.
Forum: RV-14 07-11-2022, 05:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 772
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Depends in where you buy your tools.... All of...

Depends in where you buy your tools....

All of the major suppliers of RV specific tool kits that I am familiar with supply a #19 piloted countersink to match what we specify in our build manuals.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-09-2022, 08:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 467
Posted By rvbuilder2002
You could, but there are other differences...

You could, but there are other differences between the two carbs that you still wouldnít have. If you are wanting to make it into a richer carburetor I would recommend that you get the Mooney mod kit...
Forum: RV-14 07-09-2022, 08:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 862
Posted By rvbuilder2002
I think step eight is priming the counter sinks...

I think step eight is priming the counter sinks that were done for the screwed dimples, not the countersinking done for the rivets that attach the nut plates. But I havenít actually looked at the...
Forum: RV-14 07-09-2022, 08:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 862
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Actually you couldnít. At least not if you are...

Actually you couldnít. At least not if you are following the instructions as intended. The K 1100 plates are riveted in place and used as a guide for the pilot when you cut the countersinks for the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-08-2022, 10:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,218
Posted By rvbuilder2002
We do the same on our SLSA production 12iSís

We do the same on our SLSA production 12iSís
Forum: RV-14 07-08-2022, 10:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 693
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Trent is correct. This note (and related step) is...

Trent is correct.
This note (and related step) is trying to indicate holes in the fwd. row of the holes in the flanges that get machine countersunk for a flush rivet at locations that they are only...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-06-2022, 03:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,897
Posted By rvbuilder2002
T. DeMan is actually a different person, Taylor...

T. DeMan is actually a different person, Taylor Deman.
They both know electrical but Tony is definitely the go to guy as far as being most knowledgeable about the 12iS electrical system.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-03-2022, 07:50 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,614
Posted By rvbuilder2002
The EFIS displayed cross wind is based on a...

The EFIS displayed cross wind is based on a calculation of your GPS ground track vs magnetic heading. A long duration slip would cause the calculation to indicate a cross wind even if there wasn’t...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-23-2022, 08:44 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 8,050
Posted By rvbuilder2002
The answer is yes to both questions. Meeting the...

The answer is yes to both questions.
Meeting the second requirement automatically assures it meets the first one.

Van's has to supply an ELSA builder with a form (Form 8130-15) certifying that the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-23-2022, 07:35 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,414
Posted By rvbuilder2002
An over pitched prop can definitely cause...

An over pitched prop can definitely cause elevated oil temps.
I am doubtful that either of the other things had any influence on oil temp.
Forum: Northwest 06-22-2022, 10:38 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,474
Posted By rvbuilder2002
No problem as long as proper soft field technique...

No problem as long as proper soft field technique is used (which should be at all times anyway.....)
Forum: Northwest 06-22-2022, 10:36 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,474
Posted By rvbuilder2002
I second that Dan. Been to Garden Valley a...

I second that Dan.

Been to Garden Valley a couple of times. Plan to go back.
The local White water rafting outfitter will pick you up at the airport if you book a float with them.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-18-2022, 08:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,458
Posted By rvbuilder2002
There was a design change incorporated many...

There was a design change incorporated many years ago that added a lateral skin stiffener beside the ADHRS bracket that you may not have.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-17-2022, 12:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,129
Posted By rvbuilder2002
I'm not sure what the exact wording is in the who...

I'm not sure what the exact wording is in the who can do what article, but what you wrote is not entirely correct.

The 16 hr LSRI class has totally no connection or relevance to who can do...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-15-2022, 03:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,458
Posted By rvbuilder2002
If taped properly, I would think that performance...

If taped properly, I would think that performance should be the same as with the factory seal installed, but without being able to personally inspect the tape job, I can't really comment on whether...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-15-2022, 12:42 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,458
Posted By rvbuilder2002
All of our company built RV-12's and 12iS's have...

All of our company built RV-12's and 12iS's have mild stall characteristics with no tendency for abrupt wing drop, etc., if in coordinated flight.
In fact, at C.G's more in the fwd. part of the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-13-2022, 09:54 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,340
Posted By rvbuilder2002
I think everyone could agree that there is always...

I think everyone could agree that there is always a weakest link. If you find one and you strengthen it, now there is a new weakest link. The main question to always consider is is something strong...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-13-2022, 03:27 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 190,950
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Greg (two posts above yours in this thread)...

Greg (two posts above yours in this thread) should be able to provide you with the details.

Correction
Anyone calling the office to request info on the teen build project discount program should...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-07-2022, 10:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 630
Posted By rvbuilder2002
It is not hard at all, if the material that it is...

It is not hard at all, if the material that it is made form could be purchased.

There is none available on the open market right now. We bought all we could, when we could, but the storage rack is...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 06-07-2022, 10:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,208
Posted By rvbuilder2002
There is no step in the plans for making a slot...

There is no step in the plans for making a slot or whistle hole as it is sometimes called.

The whistle hole exists in the tube on many certified aircraft because they often have the vent tube end...
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-04-2022, 03:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,788
Posted By rvbuilder2002
If the instrumentation has been checked and...

If the instrumentation has been checked and verified, the next step should be to confirm no issue with the engine. Next thing I would check (as already mentioned by many others) is to confirm the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-03-2022, 10:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,220
Posted By rvbuilder2002
That is certainly interesting to hear since I was...

That is certainly interesting to hear since I was involved with the development of the snorkel for the EXP390 using the FM-200, which included Don doing testing on his flow bench and saying that the...
Forum: RV-14 06-01-2022, 10:57 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 7,001
Posted By rvbuilder2002
I agree with Larry. There is a reason that the...

I agree with Larry.

There is a reason that the tie down anchors on RV's are designed the way they are.
The small cross section area of the small rings will be way deficient by comparison.

Keep in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-29-2022, 03:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,254
Posted By rvbuilder2002
I know Jeff from dealing with the parking of our...

I know Jeff from dealing with the parking of our demonstrator aircraft over the years, but that didn't answer my question....
Do you know why he recommends that (or maybe he will see this thread and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-29-2022, 01:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,254
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Gary, Having flown in to OSH 20+ times my self,...

Gary,
Having flown in to OSH 20+ times my self, this is the first time I have ever heard this.
Please share the reason.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-25-2022, 12:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,731
Posted By rvbuilder2002
My 2 cents.... Riveted airplane structures with...

My 2 cents....

Riveted airplane structures with damage are repaired all the time.

The key is in how (at what skill level) the repair is done.

Example-
The phrase "drill out rivets" should not be...
Forum: RV-10 05-23-2022, 09:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 720
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Looks like he has been running an excessively...

Looks like he has been running an excessively aged air filter based on where the rub/wear mark is located in the bottom of the air box (well aft of the oval opening ion the metal top of the air...
Forum: RV-14 05-20-2022, 11:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,442
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Wings use #8 for all areas except for the fwd...

Wings use #8 for all areas except for the fwd edge of access covers.
Forum: RV-6/6A 05-20-2022, 08:52 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,539
Posted By rvbuilder2002
If the rudder has a counter balance arm and...

If the rudder has a counter balance arm and counter weight like each of the elevators do, then it would be an RV-8 rudder.
Forum: RV-6/6A 05-20-2022, 08:24 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,539
Posted By rvbuilder2002
^^^^^^^^^^ This is not correct. The only reason...

^^^^^^^^^^

This is not correct.

The only reason the RV-6 emp. kits began to be shipped with the RV-8 vertical stab. and rudder some time in the late 1990's was for parts commonality (fewer...
Forum: RV-14 05-20-2022, 08:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,442
Posted By rvbuilder2002
You are correct that the .007 rule of thumb...

You are correct that the .007 rule of thumb doesn't apply to countersinks for screw dimples but the principle for why there is a specific limit and not a statement of "cut until the dimpled skin lays...
Forum: RV-14 05-19-2022, 11:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,442
Posted By rvbuilder2002
??? Not what we recommend in any of our...

???

Not what we recommend in any of our construction manuals other than specific cases for CS4-4 blind rivets on the RV-12, but in those instances the dimple is also 120 deg.
Showing results 1 to 64 of 500

 
Forum Jump

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:17 AM.


The VAFForums come to you courtesy Delta Romeo, LLC. By viewing and participating in them you agree to build your plane using standardized methods and practices and to fly it safely and in accordance with the laws governing the country you are located in.