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 0.03 seconds.
Search: Posts Made By: Ron B.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-30-2021, 06:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 811
Posted By Ron B.
A bit off topic but still pertains to the...

A bit off topic but still pertains to the question. I myself would not own an aircraft if I had to go to the airport to fly. I know I am very fortunate to have planes, hangar and a strip. But you who...
Forum: RV-14 07-29-2021, 02:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 667
Posted By Ron B.
Pretty sure it's the two white. Sure enough that...

Pretty sure it's the two white. Sure enough that if it was mine I'd go for it. If it moves the wrong way reverse the connections on the battery. The other wires are for sensing the position for your...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-23-2021, 09:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 498
Posted By Ron B.
Many reported failures on VAF. Just replaced mine...

Many reported failures on VAF. Just replaced mine a few weeks ago.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 07-05-2021, 05:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 724
Posted By Ron B.
Did you try looking at DigiKey. They have...

Did you try looking at DigiKey. They have extremely good shipping rates and quick deliveries , if they carry the switch you are looking for.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-02-2021, 05:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,700
Posted By Ron B.
I would have thought a B-17 was certified and...

I would have thought a B-17 was certified and therefore required certified traceable parts. I guess they are categorized as experimental. I now have new respect for the B-17.
Forum: Fiberglass 06-15-2021, 04:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 452
Posted By Ron B.
I sometimes apply a very thin coat of epoxy resin...

I sometimes apply a very thin coat of epoxy resin over the area to make sure I get into all the small voids but you get the best bond with your flox if the fibers in the flox contact the surfaces you...
Forum: RV-14 06-11-2021, 09:20 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,382
Posted By Ron B.
The cowl bottom section is different but I don't...

The cowl bottom section is different but I don't think it has anything to do with the intake , but certainly different for the exhaust.
Forum: Fiberglass 06-07-2021, 08:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,817
Posted By Ron B.
If your not concerned about the rough hole...

If your not concerned about the rough hole (washer will hide ) then you can smooth out the counter sunk hole so that the washer sits better by having a piece of wood behind the glass clamped tight...
Forum: Canada 06-03-2021, 06:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,399
Posted By Ron B.
When I had mine done the inspector had the C of A...

When I had mine done the inspector had the C of A with him in an envelope addressed to me. He was required to have his peers go over the paper work before sending it in to Transport Canada. Process...
Forum: Fiberglass 06-03-2021, 02:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 576
Posted By Ron B.
Thanks guys for the help.

Thanks guys for the help.
Forum: Fiberglass 06-02-2021, 06:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 576
Posted By Ron B.
Cloth weight

I just ran out of the perfect weight cloth to apply over the rivet line on our cowl. This cloth looks like silk (to me) . Problem is I don't recall what weight it was to order more. Worked in glass...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-25-2021, 02:02 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,514
Posted By Ron B.
And 2 weeks plus for travel time

And 2 weeks plus for travel time
Forum: RV-10 05-16-2021, 05:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,071
Posted By Ron B.
I prefer alum. Much easier to drill and keep the...

I prefer alum. Much easier to drill and keep the holes in the correct place. Stays clean and not heavy toppling the surface unexpectedly. Going by memory, I would say 6 ft should do. I have three so...
Forum: RV-10 05-16-2021, 09:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,623
Posted By Ron B.
Carry a canopy breaker for emergencies.

Carry a canopy breaker for emergencies.
Forum: Canada 05-13-2021, 05:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,109
Posted By Ron B.
Aircraft Spruce Canada

Anyone else noticing a big change on in stock items at ACS Canada since Covid? They use to have most items in stock , now most items are back ordered. Wandering if this is actually Covid related or...
Forum: RV-14 05-11-2021, 06:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 928
Posted By Ron B.
Anyone know when they started shipping UV...

Anyone know when they started shipping UV canopies?
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-10-2021, 05:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,819
Posted By Ron B.
Try smaller feet.

Try smaller feet.
Forum: RV-14 05-05-2021, 02:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 693
Posted By Ron B.
You might have to countersink them free hand as...

You might have to countersink them free hand as there are some that a countersink cage won't fit. I use an extension on my cutter and just go slowly. Keep trying a rivet until the required depth is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-30-2021, 12:55 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,718
Posted By Ron B.
Any concern of having fine particles being pushed...

Any concern of having fine particles being pushed back in the engine and not completely draining out, remaining in the engine contaminating the new oil?
Forum: Fiberglass 04-25-2021, 05:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,021
Posted By Ron B.
I don't think you want to mix PVA with wax. One...

I don't think you want to mix PVA with wax. One or the other they are not compatible.
Forum: RV-4 04-21-2021, 04:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,523
Posted By Ron B.
My SuperCub (sold) still has the same PC-680 I...

My SuperCub (sold) still has the same PC-680 I probably purchased in 2005. Ac flying since 2006. Not bad at all. While I had it it only let me down once on a frozen lake. Gave it a boost then and...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-19-2021, 04:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 796
Posted By Ron B.
I'm sure the vise grip style fluting pliers I...

I'm sure the vise grip style fluting pliers I have would take care of it. Most aviation tool stores should carry them.
Forum: RV-14 04-15-2021, 09:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,253
Posted By Ron B.
Welcome to VAF, your going to love the RV-14A.

Welcome to VAF, your going to love the RV-14A.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-13-2021, 04:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,228
Posted By Ron B.
Since you are not versed on the mechanics of your...

Since you are not versed on the mechanics of your brakes perhaps you should seek help in determining where your brake is leaking. No brakes at the wrong time would not be good.
Forum: RV-14 03-30-2021, 02:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,004
Posted By Ron B.
Definitely no sanding . Ends measured as per...

Definitely no sanding . Ends measured as per spec. according to Tony at Van's, tubing measures as per spec. also. This was before priming. Once the inside of the tubing was wet primed and dripped dry...
Forum: RV-14 03-29-2021, 11:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,004
Posted By Ron B.
Reply from Vanís, is to build on. Primer did...

Reply from Vanís, is to build on. Primer did tighten things somewhat.
Forum: RV-14 03-28-2021, 05:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 620
Posted By Ron B.
water drain holes

water drain holes
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-26-2021, 02:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 388
Posted By Ron B.
Should be welded to the leg. At least that is how...

Should be welded to the leg. At least that is how it was on the 14
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-26-2021, 02:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,496
Posted By Ron B.
Just helped my friend do this earlier this week...

Just helped my friend do this earlier this week on his 14. We let the tubes drip dry over night and as Van's instructions say we applied a light coating of grease over the tubing before sliding them...
Forum: RV-14 03-26-2021, 03:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,876
Posted By Ron B.
I have, followed Dan lead. Thanks again Dan.

I have, followed Dan lead. Thanks again Dan.
Forum: RV-10 03-25-2021, 05:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 516
Posted By Ron B.
I cannot get a good set rivet with arms stretched...

I cannot get a good set rivet with arms stretched out. Get a bucking buddy.
Forum: RV-14 03-25-2021, 01:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,876
Posted By Ron B.
Have you decided if your going to insulate the...

Have you decided if your going to insulate the firewall ? If so I would do that before you install the engine mount.
Forum: RV-10 03-24-2021, 06:07 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,567
Posted By Ron B.
Perhaps dimples were not as crisp as they should...

Perhaps dimples were not as crisp as they should have been during construction.
Forum: Propellers 03-23-2021, 06:25 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 338
Posted By Ron B.
Hartzell deliveries?

Just curious how the Hartzell props are coming in according to Van's schedules.
My friend's was, in his understanding, supposed to ship a few weeks ago. Not a peep from anyone if it's shipped or not....
Forum: RV-14 03-23-2021, 06:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,611
Posted By Ron B.
Is Alodine harmful to your health in that state....

Is Alodine harmful to your health in that state. I know the liquid Alodine is very toxic but I don't know if it needs paint over it to cover up the toxicity?
Forum: RV-10 03-23-2021, 05:45 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,480
Posted By Ron B.
I think you should build one first, then decide...

I think you should build one first, then decide if you want to build the second one. Not sure on your rules where you are but in Canada and the USA , you cannot build just to sell it. This does not...
Forum: Safety 03-22-2021, 05:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,838
Posted By Ron B.
You know, how many people will say "how the heck...

You know, how many people will say "how the heck did he do this, this could never happen to me". It can happen to anyone.
Thanks for posting.
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 03-19-2021, 04:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,116
Posted By Ron B.
As busy and as back logged Van's is , one would...

As busy and as back logged Van's is , one would hope they are only focusing on trying to supply what they have to offer at the moment, so my bet is no.
Forum: RV-14 03-13-2021, 05:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,004
Posted By Ron B.
1 1/8" wing pushrod

Normally the aluminum threaded insert is a tight fit in the 1 1/8" aluminum tube . Instructions call for sanding the insert to get them to slide in. My friends insert is .015" undersized and rattles...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-10-2021, 04:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,817
Posted By Ron B.
I try to use a piece of hardwood for a punch as...

I try to use a piece of hardwood for a punch as to not mar the inner bore of the hub where the race sits.
Forum: RV-10 03-09-2021, 02:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 524
Posted By Ron B.
On the RV-14 wing parts,(same parts as the 10...

On the RV-14 wing parts,(same parts as the 10 wing) they have color coded identification tags to indicate the parts that have been final sized. Don't know if it's the same on the 10 but I would...
Forum: Tools 03-04-2021, 05:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 626
Posted By Ron B.
Thanks Scott, yes that is what I am looking for....

Thanks Scott, yes that is what I am looking for. I have a shopping list at ACS and was hoping they carried them to save on shipping.
Forum: Tools 03-03-2021, 02:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 626
Posted By Ron B.
double offset rivet set

Looking for a part number at ACS for a double offset 12" back rivet set tool.
Thanks
Forum: RV-14 02-24-2021, 09:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,000
Posted By Ron B.
Thanks guys , hopefully in a few more weeks. He...

Thanks guys , hopefully in a few more weeks. He switched over to working on the wings today waiting.
Forum: RV-14 02-23-2021, 02:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,000
Posted By Ron B.
BO parts

Van's being so busy, I thought perhaps someone else checked to see how they are doing with back ordered parts?
Forum: RV-10 02-19-2021, 09:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 952
Posted By Ron B.
You're worried about the paper towel fire hazard...

You're worried about the paper towel fire hazard but not the foam?
Forum: Canada 02-17-2021, 06:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,004
Posted By Ron B.
Stits EP-420 Aircraft Spruce

Stits EP-420 Aircraft Spruce
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-16-2021, 04:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,747
Posted By Ron B.
If you get anything from ACS I would be very...

If you get anything from ACS I would be very surprised.
Forum: RV-14 02-09-2021, 04:47 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 956
Posted By Ron B.
Just did that yesterday. Position the seat rib on...

Just did that yesterday. Position the seat rib on the bottom skin where it belongs and you will see that fluting is required in order for the holes to follow the curve in the hole pattern on the...
Forum: My RV Build Project 02-07-2021, 05:37 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 10,039
Posted By Ron B.
You got married, she's not only a co-builder,...

You got married, she's not only a co-builder, she's a co-owner, congrats.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-06-2021, 09:09 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,828
Posted By Ron B.
Good for her, here's to a happy and healthy...

Good for her, here's to a happy and healthy retirement. 10 years at home raising her children and then another 30 on top of that. Will not see that with the generation coming.
Forum: Flight Testing 02-02-2021, 12:23 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,485
Posted By Ron B.
Come on guys, there is no shame in asking a more...

Come on guys, there is no shame in asking a more experienced pilot take up your aircraft for the first flights. To me someone asking the question should seek help , they are to be commended for doing...
Forum: RV-14 02-01-2021, 02:26 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,382
Posted By Ron B.
Have not received a PM

Have not received a PM
Forum: Reviews 02-01-2021, 02:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 675
Posted By Ron B.
Wow do we have security. Tried about three...

Wow do we have security. Tried about three different combinations for a pass word and the EAA webinar and they would not accept one of them. I'm done, if they don't want members to attend they should...
Forum: RV-14 02-01-2021, 09:21 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,382
Posted By Ron B.
Finishing kit does not include FWF, I don't think...

Finishing kit does not include FWF, I don't think seat belts are included. Don't know if you are happy to install the plastic brake lines that are provided with the kit?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-31-2021, 05:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,212
Posted By Ron B.
No I do not have NPT, they are 12mm X 1.75...

No I do not have NPT, they are 12mm X 1.75 threads (metric).
I will have to take a look at the Curtis dimensions. Thanks
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-30-2021, 05:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,212
Posted By Ron B.
Oil drains

I purchased the Saf-Air drain and with the newer style tanks they would require an adaptor ( I know that, only after purchasing and installing but nothing at ACS tells you they will not fit without...
Forum: Canada 01-27-2021, 04:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 894
Posted By Ron B.
Thanks for the heads up Tony. I have been...

Thanks for the heads up Tony. I have been tracking a friends alternators with Fedex from B & C today and I saw that they had made it to Nova Scotia . In talking to my friend , I asked if he had been...
Forum: Canada 01-27-2021, 01:33 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 12,283
Posted By Ron B.
Most US vendors don't honor free freight into...

Most US vendors don't honor free freight into Canada. You can order from California to eastern Maine free freight but if you go one foot into Canada you pay all shipping fees. I can see paying the...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-26-2021, 01:44 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 597
Posted By Ron B.
Mine did the same thing. Van's originally had you...

Mine did the same thing. Van's originally had you use Loctite on the screws but quickly addressed this mistake with a revision. I knew about the revision but forgot about it and didn't revise my...
Forum: RV-14 01-23-2021, 12:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,608
Posted By Ron B.
This is where Van's suggestion to tape over the...

This is where Van's suggestion to tape over the non dimpled holes really comes into play. Look over the drawings really well and tape over the holes that you are to skip before you start working the...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-18-2021, 07:57 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,587
Posted By Ron B.
Any chance it could be ABC fire extinguisher...

Any chance it could be ABC fire extinguisher powder. Has someone shot odd an extinguisher in the past, hope not.
Forum: RV-14 01-18-2021, 06:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,285
Posted By Ron B.
Most are but not all.

Most are but not all.
Forum: RV-14 01-15-2021, 11:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,435
Posted By Ron B.
Vanís has my replacement U-01420-1 on back order....

Vanís has my replacement U-01420-1 on back order. I would like to put my 14 back together and was wandering if the larger washer was anything special other than one inch in diameter with a 3/8Ē hole?...
Showing results 1 to 64 of 500

 
Forum Jump

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 05:34 PM.


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.