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Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-15-2022, 05:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 637
Posted By PaulvS
six months

Six month wait? Crikey, how can a business survive without sales revenue for that long! :eek:
I really do hope they can manage, for everyone's sake.
The panel looks good and I'm looking forward to...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-14-2022, 08:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 950
Posted By PaulvS
Drill extension

I use a threaded drill extension to hold the cutter and turn it with a cordless drill on low speed. Cut a little, test with the rivet, cut a little bit more, until it is right.
Or, put the cutter...
Forum: RV-10 01-13-2022, 09:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 882
Posted By PaulvS
Elongated hole

I did something like that on the main spar and I checked with Vans support, they said it was OK to have slight elongation in that situation since the bolt is working in tension, and to not enlarge it...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 01-13-2022, 08:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,262
Posted By PaulvS
Map box

Interested in the map box #22 please, email sent.
Thx,
Paul.
Forum: Engine Monitors 01-13-2022, 07:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 271
Posted By PaulvS
Nice panel layout

That's a nice looking panel layout, it looks like it was all well thought through beforehand.

Glad you got the sensor issue resolved and posted here for others to see.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-13-2022, 09:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 599
Posted By PaulvS
Yes

Even for an engine that has been in service, the instruction says to do the procedure completely if air has been introduced into the system, including due to changing oil lines. I guess it is a...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-12-2022, 10:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 303
Posted By PaulvS
Air hole

If you don't want to remove the nose wheel pant each time you check the air then you can drill an access hole in the side of the pant in the correct position to line up with the valve and then use an...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-06-2022, 08:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 816
Posted By PaulvS
I know of other builders (jcarne I think posted...

I know of other builders (jcarne I think posted on VAF) successfully using something like this:
https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/topages/crimptool12-03719.php

I'm not yet at that stage in my...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-06-2022, 07:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,296
Posted By PaulvS
Tips

Thanks for the tips, that's encouraging. The first "mold" I used was not super smooth, so there are small dust-like imperfections on the inner surface of the lense. Vacuum forming sounds like a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-06-2022, 06:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 318
Posted By PaulvS
Thoughts

I think it's a compound curve so that would need to be dealt with somehow.
Where would the baggage door go? Assuming you're thinking above the longeron, because of the structures below. Standing...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-05-2022, 04:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,296
Posted By PaulvS
Thermoforming plexiglass lenses for wing tip lights

This is a first attempt at forming some plexiglass wingtip lenses for the older W-415 type wingtip. Vans previously had a kit for the light coves and the lenses, but the coves are no longer...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-03-2022, 04:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 799
Posted By PaulvS
Dimple and then machine

There are some good suggestions above.

I would dimple first using the pulled rivet tool, and then follow up with the machine countersink to finish it off.

I've found that even in the best of...
Forum: RV-6/6A 01-02-2022, 06:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 364
Posted By PaulvS
The block is cut from 3/4" UHMW PE plastic, so...

The block is cut from 3/4" UHMW PE plastic, so you can easily " roll your own" if you have access to a drop or table saw, just in case there is any difficulty in obtaining it from Vans.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-02-2022, 06:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,051
Posted By PaulvS
V16 comments

Carl,
I can comment only on the V16, which I have installed with a Vega control head.

The radio has been very good and it transmits and receives well in my installation, the built-in intercom is...
Forum: RV-6/6A 01-02-2022, 03:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,283
Posted By PaulvS
Superseded parts?

The puzzle may be be solved! It appears that these parts could be obsolete reinforcing plates, which have been superseded by the uhmw rubbing blocks. I suspect that the drawing was revised (R5 in...
Forum: My RV Build Project 01-02-2022, 03:04 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 26,935
Posted By PaulvS
Some history

A couple of RV buddies came to visit and check on my building progress. This was the first time that a RV-6A has landed at the farm strip, and it handled it just fine. There have already been a few...
Forum: RV-6/6A 12-30-2021, 03:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,283
Posted By PaulvS
Cables

Thanks for checking Ralph, and that's a good thought Stephen. The two places where the seat belt anchor cables pass through the bulkhead have got UHMW guide plates riveted in, but there is no other...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-28-2021, 08:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,428
Posted By PaulvS
Try asking Vans if you can get them any sooner...

Try asking Vans if you can get them any sooner without the powder coat, that might cut out one of the steps at the factory. Then you can paint them yourself in a couple of days.
Forum: RV-6/6A 12-28-2021, 03:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,283
Posted By PaulvS
Mystery parts F-652-B

These two rectangular pieces of .063 sheet measuring 4" x 1.5" are labeled F-652-B but I cannot find any reference to them on the plans or in the online store. F-652 is the baggage compartment upper...
Forum: RV-6/6A 12-26-2021, 03:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 834
Posted By PaulvS
Welcome!

Welcome Nathan!
I'm also building a -6A and I think that the forward deck skin (F-671) should be .032 2024-T3 exactly per the plans, rather than 6061. Also, if the ribs have been dimpled then the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-25-2021, 01:39 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 11,313
Posted By PaulvS
Grass strip maintenance

This farm strip grass strip is in the other hemisphere, about 34 degrees south of the equator, but I assume the principles are the same. Size is 650m by 15m (2100' x 50') and it is covered with...
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-24-2021, 03:09 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,678
Posted By PaulvS
repaint?

I'm not trying to be a smart arse here, but if the problem is too much paint applied, would you consider getting them stripped and repainted? They're small enough that it could probably be done in a...
Forum: RV-9/9A 12-21-2021, 08:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 624
Posted By PaulvS
Tolerance

Unfortunately the plans don't often give info on allowable tolerance. When I attached that angle to the tank I made it parallel to the baffle (measured using a straight edge clamped to the...
Forum: Engine Monitors 12-21-2021, 05:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 957
Posted By PaulvS
Serial connection?

This may be a dumb question... but is the EIS6000 data displaying on the Sport SX? Perhaps you normally view it on the EIS only; in any case if the serial link between the EIS and the EFIS has failed...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-19-2021, 06:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 685
Posted By PaulvS
GMU11 check

The easiest way to check for the presence of a (optional) GMU11 magnetometer is on the configuration page in the G5. The installation manual has the detail for how to do it.

G5 will display...
Forum: GPS 12-18-2021, 02:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 653
Posted By PaulvS
cable 560 versus 660

ACS lists different cables for the 560 versus 660, although they look similar. Have you defintely got the right cable for the 660?
Forum: RV-6/6A 12-17-2021, 10:53 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 12,674
Posted By PaulvS
Thanks for the pics. I wouldn't need to slot the...

Thanks for the pics. I wouldn't need to slot the actual F604 bulkhead, only the internal end of the spar web so that some wiring runs can be done independently of wings on or off.
I also contacted...
Forum: Painting your RV 12-17-2021, 10:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 772
Posted By PaulvS
What makes for a good camo paint job?

Yeah, OK, valid point! Another way of saying this is: does it need to look "good" from 1 foot or 10 feet or 100 feet or 1000 feet? If it is real authentic camo then we'd hope that the "enemy"...
Forum: Painting your RV 12-17-2021, 09:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 772
Posted By PaulvS
I think it will depend on the type of transition...

I think it will depend on the type of transition you want to achieve between the different colors. If it's a gradual blend as with real military camo then there would be some overlap at least for...
Forum: RV-6/6A 12-17-2021, 01:50 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 12,674
Posted By PaulvS
Wires along sides

Thanks Randall for the tip about running the wires under the arm rest. How did you then get them to go under the seating area for connections to stick switches and autopilot roll servo (if fitted)? ...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-16-2021, 04:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 859
Posted By PaulvS
Where was that announcement posted by Dynon? For...

Where was that announcement posted by Dynon? For some time now, the online store has showed various Skyview displays as being unavailable. Initially it was the SE, then the Classic, then the HDX. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-16-2021, 03:56 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 13,382
Posted By PaulvS
Heads up

I'm sure that it there had been a "heads up" about the impending price increase then there would have been a rush of orders before the deadline and that would've made the existing backlog...
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-16-2021, 05:20 AM
Replies: 771
Views: 914,461
Posted By PaulvS
What for the round gauge? Extra weight!

What for the round gauge? Extra weight!
Forum: RV-6/6A 12-15-2021, 05:23 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 12,674
Posted By PaulvS
Slot in spar web details

Resurrecting this thread because some of the original pictures are no longer there.

Does anyone have details please of the permissible slotting of the inner ends of where the two main wing spars...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-15-2021, 04:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,752
Posted By PaulvS
Additional holes in ribs

The max allowable hole size for where the big black conduit goes is 5/8" per Vans. Here's the guide for where it is OK to...
Forum: RV-4 12-14-2021, 08:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 496
Posted By PaulvS
Edge distance

Hi Larry,
I have the -6 kit, same wing as the -4. Edge distance on dwg 46 indicates min 5/8" to center of bolt hole.
See att. pic of dwg.
And you know to use a reamer for final sizing? ;)
Paul.
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-14-2021, 07:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 498
Posted By PaulvS
Yep, I'm using the Flyleds setup. Mine is a...

Yep, I'm using the Flyleds setup. Mine is a 2-seater and the flasher module will be mounted on the sub-panel, hence the need to run a separate wire to each wing tip LED light. It's straightforward...
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-14-2021, 06:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 498
Posted By PaulvS
How have others done this?

I am planning to run a separate power wire for each wing tip light back to the panel and a wig-wag lighting controller. Wig-wag is a good safety feature as it helps to be seen.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-14-2021, 06:44 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 299
Posted By PaulvS
Flat washers

I would say flat washers; because star washers normally go against the nut or screw head and "bite in" to help prevent it from coming loose.
A flat washer between the panel and the D10 will centre...
Forum: Fiberglass 12-13-2021, 03:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 641
Posted By PaulvS
I think it should be fine to use if it has been...

I think it should be fine to use if it has been stored inside, mine is from 2001 and I will be using it. There's plenty of older airplanes flying around with fibre glass parts from the 90's.
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-09-2021, 06:01 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,063
Posted By PaulvS
Shunt location

Can an expert please advise which is the best location for the current sensing shunt? Dynon installation manual offers three options:
1) Battery output/input
2) Alternator output
3) Aircraft...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-08-2021, 06:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,752
Posted By PaulvS
AOA port in wing skin

Hi Scott,
How did you attach the silicone tube to the AOA port rivet (probably like is done for the static- with some sealant?) and what exact measurement location did you decide on for the port in...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-07-2021, 05:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,752
Posted By PaulvS
Flexible connection

Access is very tight in there especially without removing the fuel tank and it will be a challenge for sure to fit flared connector fittings properly. Assuming the lines on the new pitot/AOA are the...
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-04-2021, 05:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,209
Posted By PaulvS
Binding post

Either something like this, needing only one side:
https://www.jaycar.com.au/surface-mount-2-way-screw-terminal-strip/p/HM3167
Or DIY consisting of a screw, washers and nut mounted to something...
Forum: RV-10 12-03-2021, 08:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 335
Posted By PaulvS
I think I dimpled the skin and machine...

I think I dimpled the skin and machine countersunk the wing walk doubler (on my -6A). To my mind, it is better to have the stronger dimple on the outer skin to avoid knife edge machine countersunk...
Forum: Safety 12-03-2021, 02:40 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,013
Posted By PaulvS
Welding

My rudder pedals have beein reinforced with the finger patches supplied by Vans, I just picked them up from the welder today. The pedals have not been previously installed, since I'm still...
Forum: Florida (South) 12-02-2021, 08:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 573
Posted By PaulvS
Henkel

Try contacting Henkel, they may be able to tell you who they distribute to in your area?
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-02-2021, 04:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,209
Posted By PaulvS
I think that the Amazon terminal strip would be...

I think that the Amazon terminal strip would be equally messy because it is 3 separate poles and would require jumpering, or only using one pole and leaving the other 2 poles unused.
How is the...
Forum: My RV Build Project 12-01-2021, 10:39 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 26,935
Posted By PaulvS
Topsides progress

I've made a bit more progress since the last update, but not exactly in a linear order.

There was a bit of work to do around the rear tail cone area to finish off some riveting that was obstructed...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 12-01-2021, 06:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 678
Posted By PaulvS
Dremel extension

If you have a Dremel with a flexible extension, then a rotary burr cutter shoulld be able to rough out a hole at an angle, which can then be finished off with the punch or some sandpaper rolled...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-30-2021, 07:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 887
Posted By PaulvS
If the factory-made holes are clearly a little...

If the factory-made holes are clearly a little bit under-sized then I would just run a #30 drill bit through the assembly from the side that has the correct size hole. Just be careful to keep the...
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-30-2021, 05:19 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,024
Posted By PaulvS
Electrical documentation

I'm using Microsoft Excel for all of the detail level connections for the avionics. There is one tab in the spreadsheet for each equipment connector i.e. DB25, DB37 etc as well as all the switches,...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-29-2021, 03:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,073
Posted By PaulvS
Yes, Officeworks printed and bound them A3 or...

Yes, Officeworks printed and bound them A3 or 11x17 from the digital copy.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-28-2021, 11:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,073
Posted By PaulvS
wall and book

Also use the wall like Brandon, plus a spiral bound book on the bench that is very useful for flipping back and forth.
Forum: GPS 11-28-2021, 07:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 425
Posted By PaulvS
Cable

Those 2 extra wires are probably for audio out. The various line outputs are covered in the Aera 660 Pilots Guide in Appendix D, which you can download from Garmin Support. It covers both the yoke...
Forum: My RV Build Project 11-27-2021, 07:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 472
Posted By PaulvS
W-415tips

The tips are most likely W-415 if they were originally supplied with the kit. They are flat on top and rounded underneath Hoerner style. Mine are gel coated white.
Forum: My RV Build Project 11-27-2021, 05:13 PM
Replies: 605
Views: 386,440
Posted By PaulvS
Some questions about the details

Hi Dave,
It looks like you are making steady solid progress these days.
A couple of questions about some tailcone details:

- How is the access cover for the elevator bellcrank attached to the...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-27-2021, 04:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 992
Posted By PaulvS
Different lengths

Different lengths may be needed e.g. when squeezing adjacent to a 5/8" flange, so as to be able to clear the flange with the yoke. A stack of 3/16" washers can also be used under the set to make it...
Forum: RV-14 11-27-2021, 07:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,187
Posted By PaulvS
I wondered about elegant solutions. Part of the...

I wondered about elegant solutions. Part of the problem is that the forward side of the bent section is still going to be bent, even if the pilot side is filled in, so any plate nut or nyloc nut...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-26-2021, 06:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 17,656
Posted By PaulvS
Vans support page

It looks like it is also now available on the Vans Support tech Q&A page:
https://www.vansaircraft.com/faq-technical-builder-items/routing-wires-through-the-center-section-bulkheads/
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-26-2021, 05:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,418
Posted By PaulvS
Repair options

Hi Dan

Thanks for posting good pictures and a clear explanation.

I also think your option 3 is the best idea. However it would be stronger if the angle doubler was wider, so as to also include the...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-22-2021, 11:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 887
Posted By PaulvS
.032 used the most

Correction - I checked the size I use most and it is .032 and not .025.
I must be spending too much time with .025 sheet metal at the moment...
Above post has been amended.
My apologies!
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-22-2021, 06:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 887
Posted By PaulvS
Safety wire quantities

I suggest: (after double-checking what I use)
1 lb of .032 (most used)
25ft of .041 (may never need but it is less than $2)

The above will be enough for the build and many many years of maintenance.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-22-2021, 05:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,220
Posted By PaulvS
Oil pressure switch

Abe,
The oil pressure LED will probably need a separate pressure switch sender. If you are using the Vans manifold on the firewall then there is a port that allows both a pressure sender and a...
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