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Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-19-2021, 10:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 532
Posted By N804RV
Is this what you're talking about?

Is this what you're talking about?
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-15-2021, 01:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 217
Posted By N804RV
Yeah, you need to either drill the outboard holes...

Yeah, you need to either drill the outboard holes for brackets/wear plates before riveting the forward bottom skins, or make access holes through the skins, like they do with the Q/B fuselage. My...
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-15-2021, 10:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 217
Posted By N804RV
Order of ops for gear legs & Fwd Bottom Skins

I've just about gotten all the rivets I can reach on the fuselage with it inverted on sawhorses (with exception of skin to lower longerons and firewall).

Is there any reason I couldn't just go ahead...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-11-2021, 01:34 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 35,595
Posted By N804RV
I'd really love to have a sit-down, off-line,...

I'd really love to have a sit-down, off-line, discussion with an expert about the Baker-Risk reports and how this AMOC would solve the problems brought up there.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-08-2021, 09:39 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,924
Posted By N804RV
There's an opening for an airport advocate on the...

There's an opening for an airport advocate on the airport advisory board. Here's your chance:

http://www.nbtexas.org/DocumentCenter/View/728/Board-Vacancies-List-?bidId=
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 02-03-2021, 09:11 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 264
Posted By N804RV
PM Sent. +++++++++++++++ ++++++++++++

PM Sent. +++++++++++++++ ++++++++++++
Forum: Primers 02-03-2021, 01:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 909
Posted By N804RV
Yep. The steel weldments and all of the 6061...

Yep. The steel weldments and all of the 6061 extrusions (basically anything that say's "must be primed" in the plans). Used two coats of SEM self-etch from a rattle can.

For corrosion prone areas...
Forum: GPS 01-31-2021, 10:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 303
Posted By N804RV
Have you pulled it from the tray and then...

Have you pulled it from the tray and then re-installed it? Sometime "re-racking" is all it takes to solve problems like this.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-26-2021, 01:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 500
Posted By N804RV
Its on the checklist for takeoff and landing for...

Its on the checklist for takeoff and landing for a lot of low wing certified aircraft.

As far as your EAB, I'd say its up to you.
Forum: Safety 01-20-2021, 07:41 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 13,910
Posted By N804RV
I was giving rides in the Navy flying club's T-34...

I was giving rides in the Navy flying club's T-34 some years ago. I took off from NAS Lemoore and landed at nearby Hanford municipal.

Filled out all the pax waivers and put them in the mailbox...
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-16-2021, 06:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,171
Posted By N804RV
Not so much as "gotcha's" as little nit-noids...

Not so much as "gotcha's" as little nit-noids that get overlooked. ...Like, leaving certain pre-punched holes open for nut plates to attach the empennage fairings. And, the order of operations for...
Forum: Nosewheel vs. Tailwheel 01-13-2021, 05:00 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,482
Posted By N804RV
Or said another way, "The nose wheel is only...

Or said another way, "The nose wheel is only there to keep the prop off the ground when the aircraft is not moving."
Forum: COMM 01-08-2021, 10:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 473
Posted By N804RV
I used to be able to buy a backshell that looks...

I used to be able to buy a backshell that looks like the one in the OP. But, it was two halves that hooked together and was locked in place when fasteners were pushed through the connector body. ...
Forum: COMM 01-08-2021, 04:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 473
Posted By N804RV
I believe you can get a 2 piece backshell that...

I believe you can get a 2 piece backshell that will work just fine with that. I'll look and see if I can find them again.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-08-2021, 04:47 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,118
Posted By N804RV
If I had it to do over again, I would have bought...

If I had it to do over again, I would have bought a basic VFR RV-4, flown it awhile. Then, decide whether or not I really wanted to build.

I probably would have ended up building something anyway. ...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-04-2021, 02:19 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 35,595
Posted By N804RV
As far as I know, Superior has been completely...

As far as I know, Superior has been completely silent on this issue since their press release about their response to the NPRM, back in Feb '20. I sent emails and attempted a phone call after the...
Forum: RV-9/9A 01-03-2021, 01:17 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,678
Posted By N804RV
Are you sure? I thought it was utility category...

Are you sure? I thought it was utility category up to 1600lbs. That's +4.4G/-1.75.

Besides, anyone who skis a pair of downhill mogul churning skis , and then slips on longer, skinny skis for...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-01-2021, 12:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 488
Posted By N804RV
Type I dynafocal is 30 degrees, type II is 18...

Type I dynafocal is 30 degrees, type II is 18 degrees. You're going to have to look up your specific engine model to determine whether its Dynafocal 1 or...
Forum: Tools 12-24-2020, 04:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,756
Posted By N804RV
I think the swivel one, with the big rubber ring...

I think the swivel one, with the big rubber ring is completely unusable. I threw mine away in disgust.

I have one that looks like the one in your picture. It works great for me. No mods required!
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-21-2020, 11:05 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 35,595
Posted By N804RV
Just so ya know...

I attempted to purchase a new SL36500-A31 crank through ACS. The agent told me there was a 12 month lead time. I thought it would be treated as a "backorder". It is not. They want full payment up...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-20-2020, 06:53 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 35,595
Posted By N804RV
I'll be curious to see what they come up with for...

I'll be curious to see what they come up with for an AMOC. I've already got money out for a brand new crankshaft. So, its not going to do anything for me. But, I really want to know how they're...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-16-2020, 09:36 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 35,595
Posted By N804RV
The tour I took at Lycoming showed their cranks...

The tour I took at Lycoming showed their cranks being gas-nitrided after forging and initial machining. I suspect SAP uses a similar process.

What I found interesting is that SAP makes a big deal...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-15-2020, 06:11 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 35,595
Posted By N804RV
I'm not a metallurgist, and I did not stay in a...

I'm not a metallurgist, and I did not stay in a Holiday Inn last night. But, ...

After reading and looking at the pictures in the Hurst reports, showing the fracture planes emanating from the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-14-2020, 11:32 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 35,595
Posted By N804RV
Went to the hangar today. I could not see the...

Went to the hangar today. I could not see the serial number on the prop flange. But, I do have proof that at least some of them have the serial number laser-etched onto the rim of the prop flange. ...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-14-2020, 02:34 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 35,595
Posted By N804RV
I wonder if Superior will offer any kind of...

I wonder if Superior will offer any kind of rebate for homebuilders with XP engines who're replacing cranks because of this, and what the limitations will be.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-14-2020, 12:33 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 35,595
Posted By N804RV
The person I talked to at Aircraft Spruce this...

The person I talked to at Aircraft Spruce this morning said a brand new SL36500-A31 crank is priced at $4,168+ and is backordered 12 to 18 months due to supplier shut downs from COVID.

This is gonna...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-13-2020, 09:50 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 35,595
Posted By N804RV
I'm in essentially the same boat. Got an...

I'm in essentially the same boat. Got an unbelievably good deal on a low time engine earlier this year. Now, its an expensive core.

I've emailed Superior about availability of a new crank. But, I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-12-2020, 02:41 PM
Replies: 566
Views: 104,963
Posted By N804RV
All the ones I wanted are already taken. The...

All the ones I wanted are already taken. The first one I reserved was my username here (N804RV). But, since then I also reserved N10KW. Can't decide which one it'll be yet.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-12-2020, 10:56 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 35,595
Posted By N804RV
I'll go later today and see if the ser# is...

I'll go later today and see if the ser# is visible on the prop flange on the one sitting in my hangar. I'll let you know what I find.

If the crank was replaced at overhaul, I'd hope the engine shop...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-12-2020, 08:54 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 35,595
Posted By N804RV
Unfortunately, I now have an expensive low-time...

Unfortunately, I now have an expensive low-time engine core sitting in my hangar, that was going to be installed on my -8.
Forum: RV-14 12-07-2020, 11:17 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,444
Posted By N804RV
https://www.google.com/search?q=car+rotisserie+Eas...

https://www.google.com/search?q=car+rotisserie+Easton&sxsrf=ALeKk00BnoQfz8ZpYyNXyXsSuCoyOC6ZeQ:1607361417477&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjsqsHyr7ztAhUCIjQIHaHxB08Q_AUoAnoECAIQBA&biw=1430&bih=...
Forum: RV-10 12-05-2020, 09:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,116
Posted By N804RV
Believe it or not, mineral spirits or Stoddard...

Believe it or not, mineral spirits or Stoddard solvent is good for this, and will not harm most single stage aircraft paints. Though, it can dull metallics and clear coats over time.

The best...
Forum: Safety 12-03-2020, 06:42 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 13,354
Posted By N804RV
If anyone in the Arlington, WA (AWO) area would...

If anyone in the Arlington, WA (AWO) area would like some "coaching" on good wiring practices, let me know. I'm a retired Navy avionics line tech, former ATS mod-line avionics tech, and occasional...
Forum: Safety 12-03-2020, 06:34 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 13,354
Posted By N804RV
I got a call about looking at a certified...

I got a call about looking at a certified airplane that had an intermittent coms problem.

It appeared the previous owner had problems with VOX on his panel mounted intercom and his hearing aids. ...
Forum: Propellers 11-30-2020, 10:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,304
Posted By N804RV
I'm a gonna be needing one of those for my RV-8. ...

I'm a gonna be needing one of those for my RV-8. Not ready to hang the engine yet. But, hopefully in about 6 months.

I'm wondering how far out should we be ordering? What kind of delivery time? ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-23-2020, 10:30 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 9,046
Posted By N804RV
So, for the little 2 seater, tailwheel, EAB I...

So, for the little 2 seater, tailwheel, EAB I have now, I've got $100,000 each person, $1,000,000 property and $1,000,000 "each accident".

Are you saying other EAB owners have much more than...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-23-2020, 08:02 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 9,046
Posted By N804RV
I was under the impression that hull coverage was...

I was under the impression that hull coverage was the more expensive part of insuring an EAB. I thought typical liability premiums, without hull coverage was pretty small compared to getting "full"...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-16-2020, 01:17 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,261
Posted By N804RV
I use the long bit so that i can bend it. The...

I use the long bit so that i can bend it. The jobber length bits chucked up in my favorite HS drill motor just won't get perfectly perpendicular to the head. So, the extra long bits are flexible...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-15-2020, 03:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,261
Posted By N804RV
I had a similar problem. I used an auto-spring...

I had a similar problem. I used an auto-spring center punch about 6 or 8 times to punch a deep mark in the center of the manufactured head. Then, I used a 24" long #30 drill bit to carefully and...
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-10-2020, 07:35 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,435
Posted By N804RV
Years ago, I did an avionics panel upgrade for...

Years ago, I did an avionics panel upgrade for the flying club. This included an IFR KLN-89B (the first in the PNW according to the FSDO) and dual KX-155s. The consensus was to include an "avionics...
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-07-2020, 10:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,342
Posted By N804RV
So far, I've been missing exactly 1 part. Van's...

So far, I've been missing exactly 1 part. Van's had it to within just of few days of my email. I also received one wrong part. Van's sent me the correct one, no charge.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-07-2020, 09:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,735
Posted By N804RV
I have a Sonerai, not an RV-12. But, its similar...

I have a Sonerai, not an RV-12. But, its similar in size and a low wing tail dragger.

I use:

- BugSlide on all the leading edges after every flight.
- Plexus on the canopy about every other...
Forum: Safety 10-31-2020, 06:19 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,564
Posted By N804RV
ADS-B has already become a crutch and a downfall...

ADS-B has already become a crutch and a downfall for GA. I stay well outside of rule airspace. Yet, you'd think a lot of GA pilots I have to mix with getting in and out of my home drome don't even...
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-26-2020, 12:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,391
Posted By N804RV
Hi Joe! I'm an old Navy N-model Huey crew chief....

Hi Joe!

I'm an old Navy N-model Huey crew chief. Flew in Huey's and -46s in the HC community for awhile. Got my PPL from the Navy flying club. Retired from the Navy in '99. Tried for LDO...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-19-2020, 05:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,382
Posted By N804RV
They better be. I just ordered spare leading...

They better be. I just ordered spare leading edge lenses, just in case...
Forum: Canada 10-08-2020, 12:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 703
Posted By N804RV
How about amazon.ca? I don't know if it works...

How about amazon.ca? I don't know if it works but, it was an easy...
Forum: RV-14 10-07-2020, 10:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,392
Posted By N804RV
This made my morning! I have my own aluminum...

This made my morning! I have my own aluminum recycling center. It runs the gamut, from primer and paint experiments, to countersink cage calibration coupons, and father-daughter riveting sessions....
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-07-2020, 09:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,279
Posted By N804RV
I would think any MIL-S-8802 equivalent sealant...

I would think any MIL-S-8802 equivalent sealant would do the job.
Forum: Painting your RV 10-02-2020, 12:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,817
Posted By N804RV
Not for nothing. But, I'm using SEM gray primer...

Not for nothing. But, I'm using SEM gray primer throughout as I assemble. The interior (cockpit and baggage) surfaces that will show will get a thin clear coat of Eastwood urethane matte finish for...
Forum: RV-14 09-23-2020, 03:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,681
Posted By N804RV
Hah, great minds...! It was 4 years ago,...

Hah, great minds...! It was 4 years ago, yesterday, that I made my rod-end bearing tool. I copied it from another builder's website (Randy Lervold I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-20-2020, 04:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,709
Posted By N804RV
This post appeared in my feed right next to the...

This post appeared in my feed right next to the post titled "Millennials". I read it twice and thought this post was about 'Windbags"!
Forum: COMM 09-13-2020, 12:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,142
Posted By N804RV
Also, I'm not sure if this is a problem with this...

Also, I'm not sure if this is a problem with this particular intercom/radio combination. But, because the radio "keyline" is controlled by the intercom, there could be tiny residual voltages present...
Forum: COMM 09-13-2020, 12:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,142
Posted By N804RV
The mic "ring" should be electrically the same...

The mic "ring" should be electrically the same potential as any other audio common. It won't make a difference.

The important thing is to make sure that all the audio commons (audio ground wires)...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-10-2020, 10:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 828
Posted By N804RV
That looks very much like the drawing for the...

That looks very much like the drawing for the RV-8 (F-812 bulkhead/WD-409). And, thats exactly how I did it.
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-06-2020, 11:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,449
Posted By N804RV
Even to get a pulled rivet to seat all the way, I...

Even to get a pulled rivet to seat all the way, I had to relieve the flange of the smaller doubler just a bit.
Forum: RV-10 09-02-2020, 12:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,082
Posted By N804RV
I bought a QB wing kit from a guy who had stored...

I bought a QB wing kit from a guy who had stored them in a barn for a number of years. The story was that the complete QB kit was split up when the partners building it had a falling out.

I got the...
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 08-31-2020, 07:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,979
Posted By N804RV
I used FS-X for flying instrument approaches. ...

I used FS-X for flying instrument approaches. Its a great "procedures" trainer. There's actually a couple of books out on "scenario based training" that used MSFS and XPlane. The book I used...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-29-2020, 06:49 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,167
Posted By N804RV
I got my empennage kit as a Christmas present in...

I got my empennage kit as a Christmas present in 1998. It survived untouched through my Navy retirement, job search, 9/11, return to college, 2 kids college, wife's illness. I finally started...
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-25-2020, 08:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,353
Posted By N804RV
I'm going to try...

I'm going to try https://www.smartdraw.com/circuit-diagram/.

I've tried learning autocad. I bought a subscription to autocad lite. But, its just too complicated for my needs. Plus, it looks like...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-25-2020, 03:26 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 689
Posted By N804RV
What Oil Filter Adapter?

Well, I found a deal on an IO-360 I couldn't refuse. It has the inline style oil filter adapter that comes standard on the Thunderbolt engines.

I've seen a few RV's with angled adapters. What...
Forum: Northwest 08-25-2020, 02:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,181
Posted By N804RV
Introduce yourself to Andy Pomeroy. You can find...

Introduce yourself to Andy Pomeroy. You can find him here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/FATPNW/
Forum: Safety 08-17-2020, 08:49 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,405
Posted By N804RV
I've gotten in the habit of checking sua.faa.gov ...

I've gotten in the habit of checking sua.faa.gov (https://sua.faa.gov/sua/siteFrame.app). It even works on my iPhone.
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 08-12-2020, 08:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,184
Posted By N804RV
I have used a variation of @swjohnsey 's method...

I have used a variation of @swjohnsey 's method for both IO360 and Continental IO470.

As soon as you get in the airplane, before doing anything else, push throttle and mixture to full open and...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-11-2020, 07:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 762
Posted By N804RV
I had this problem when I used those...

I had this problem when I used those "sub-structure" dimple dies. I stopped using them.

With the regular #40 dimple dies from Cleveland and the 3/32 clecos from Brown Tools, I haven't had any...
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