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Forum: RV-14 05-09-2021, 08:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 226
Posted By N804RV
I put my wings in a rack with the bottom sides...

I put my wings in a rack with the bottom sides facing out. This allowed me to run conduit and install the aileron bellcranks.

I ended up installing and removing those bellcranks several times...
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-03-2021, 10:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 716
Posted By N804RV
Huh! I didn't have that problem. My wear plates...

Huh! I didn't have that problem. My wear plates and brackets were proper dimensions. And, the final holes were right where they are supposed to be.

I do have the SkyDesigns Aluminum landing gear....
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-03-2021, 08:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 716
Posted By N804RV
I was frustrated with lining up the plumb bobs. ...

I was frustrated with lining up the plumb bobs. I went and bought 2 4' carpenter's levels from Harbor Freight and clamped them to the outboard face of the each gear leg with them exaclty on center. ...
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-01-2021, 04:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 378
Posted By N804RV
If I had it to do over, I'd match drill the wear...

If I had it to do over, I'd match drill the wear plates and brackets to the airframe, then take them off and leave them off until all of the skin riveting is done.

The outboard wear plates cover a...
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-30-2021, 09:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 378
Posted By N804RV
If you're talking about the call out on DWG 75...

If you're talking about the call out on DWG 75 "Installing the Bottom Skins", Its on plans page 8-43, last item at the bottom of the page.

Final drill 1/4". This is for quickbuild fuselage that...
Forum: Reviews 04-30-2021, 02:55 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 124
Posted By N804RV
Northwest Avionics +++

Shout out for Marc Edmonds at Northwest Avionics (www.northwestavionics.com)!

Authorized Dynon Dealer.

Excellent customer service!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-30-2021, 02:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,576
Posted By N804RV
The web store was showing "out of stock" on a...

The web store was showing "out of stock" on a bunch of stuff. But, as I stated in my follow-up post, almost everything I need was actually in stock. I am back-ordered for the 201, a network hub...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-28-2021, 03:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,131
Posted By N804RV
I second Aircraft Magneto Service. These guys do...

I second Aircraft Magneto Service. These guys do great work, are pleasant to deal with, and their turn-around time is pretty quick.

They recently did the 500hr on my mag. They do much more than...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-27-2021, 01:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,576
Posted By N804RV
Just to add what I found out, as the OP; one of...

Just to add what I found out, as the OP; one of the sales/marketing folks reached out to me and said that the online store does not always accurately reflect available stock.

He said that if there's...
Forum: Tools 04-25-2021, 06:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 886
Posted By N804RV
I just bought one of those. Pretty impressed...

I just bought one of those. Pretty impressed with it so far. Swept the table and found X/Y is perpendicular. But Z/Y is just slightly out. Probably need to shim it. But, haven't gotten around to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-25-2021, 02:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,576
Posted By N804RV
Dynon "Out of Stock"?

Just noticed the Dynon online store shows "out of stock" for most of the components I need to finish out my avionics package. Has anyone heard anything about this? Is this because of the microchip...
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-24-2021, 09:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,362
Posted By N804RV
This explains: ...

This explains: https://www.tekton.com/how-to-accurately-use-a-torque-wrench-with-a-crowfoot-wrench
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-20-2021, 09:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 937
Posted By N804RV
Its hard to "preserve" an engine strictly IAW the...

Its hard to "preserve" an engine strictly IAW the Lycoming service letter when its already removed from the airplane. The best you can do without having it pickled before its removed from the...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-19-2021, 07:36 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,016
Posted By N804RV
The big wire shop at the depot facility I worked...

The big wire shop at the depot facility I worked at made up wire bundles from a template, laid out similar to the one in the OP's photo. But, I believe before CAD/CAM was fully implemented, the...
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-17-2021, 10:48 PM
Replies: 951
Views: 760,229
Posted By N804RV
Just flipped the "canoe" over. getting ready to...

Just flipped the "canoe" over. getting ready to rivet the cockpit rails and pilot seat back support...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 04-17-2021, 10:42 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 459
Posted By N804RV
Text sent.

Text sent.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 04-17-2021, 08:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,054
Posted By N804RV
Fixed it!:D

Fixed it!:D
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 04-17-2021, 06:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,054
Posted By N804RV
I gotta 2nd Atlantic and KSGJ. Probably a better...

I gotta 2nd Atlantic and KSGJ. Probably a better chance of getting temporary hangar space there than Herlong. Also, there are some RV folks there that will probably chime in.




My son wants NAS...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 04-17-2021, 05:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,054
Posted By N804RV
Yer kid and my kid are gonna be in the same...

Yer kid and my kid are gonna be in the same class, I think! Did yours just finish multi's at Corpus Christi? :D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-17-2021, 02:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,364
Posted By N804RV
My guess is its the preservative that Andair uses...

My guess is its the preservative that Andair uses on their new parts. Like an earlier poster said, it was just "hanging out" since you installed it.

My Andair fuel pump had quite a bit in it. ...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-17-2021, 02:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,344
Posted By N804RV
Makes me wonder if it were anyone else, it...

Makes me wonder if it were anyone else, it couldn't have been like the LP siding defects a number of years ago. I believe that in the LP siding case a production supervisor decided to skimp on resin...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-16-2021, 09:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,344
Posted By N804RV
Thanks Scott! IMHO Van's is a lot more...

Thanks Scott!

IMHO Van's is a lot more customer-friendly than some of the other vendors who cater to the EAB...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-15-2021, 11:17 AM
Replies: 228
Views: 49,236
Posted By N804RV
Don't hold your breath. No "official" word since...

Don't hold your breath. No "official" word since their response to the NPRM over a year ago. Everything else has been unofficial rumor and supposition. I suspect we're on our own.

Every day...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-13-2021, 10:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 558
Posted By N804RV
I was just looking at the wiring diagram for the...

I was just looking at the wiring diagram for the AV30. The one I saw had a single wire from the GPS to the AV30. And, it is calling it RS232. It uses a shielded wire with the shield grounded at...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-13-2021, 10:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 558
Posted By N804RV
It doesn't really matter which ones you use as...

It doesn't really matter which ones you use as long and you use the same number tx and rx for each component (ie tx1 and rx1, tx2 and rx2...) Think of each pair as a channel.

If it were me, I'd...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-13-2021, 07:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 558
Posted By N804RV
I know you probably aren't looking forward to it....

I know you probably aren't looking forward to it. But IMHO, you're gonna want to add 4 more wires (2 for AV30 and 2 for EDM 830) to P4001.

We routinely "add" and "delete" wires to existing bundles...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-13-2021, 07:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 558
Posted By N804RV
Short answer "no". RS232 is a "push-me-pull-me"...

Short answer "no". RS232 is a "push-me-pull-me" kind of circuit. You need both legs. And, each peripheral is treated as a discreet component.
Forum: My RV Build Project 04-13-2021, 07:26 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 205
Posted By N804RV
N804RV Canoe Flipped

Now, it starts to get real! :)

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51114459973_de9e0ef305_z.jpg

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51113984722_67dfdd741c_z.jpg
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-13-2021, 07:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 558
Posted By N804RV
Looks to me like there are 4 discreet RS232...

Looks to me like there are 4 discreet RS232 channels on P4001.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51113961262_453329f41a_c.jpg
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-12-2021, 09:07 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,792
Posted By N804RV
Here's my 2 cents: 1) If you already have a good...

Here's my 2 cents:

1) If you already have a good rep as a scrounger and a "do-er", than by all means, you may be able to build a great airplane for a lot less that many of us. And, get it done in a...
Forum: Propellers 04-06-2021, 08:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 560
Posted By N804RV
His phone wasn't working. Don't know if he ever...

His phone wasn't working. Don't know if he ever got it fixed. But, I believe his email address is still good.

Per latest Kitplanes the Edward Sterba Propeller Company has no web site. Listed...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-05-2021, 09:45 PM
Replies: 457
Views: 130,457
Posted By N804RV
I just finished this book. Good read! ...

I just finished this book. Good read! ...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 04-05-2021, 01:02 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 13,803
Posted By N804RV
That actually doesn't seem as abrupt as I thought...

That actually doesn't seem as abrupt as I thought it would. Though, I'm sure if that happened on a 'for real' base turn to final, it'd be unrecoverable.
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 04-05-2021, 11:14 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 13,803
Posted By N804RV
I did my initial aerobatic training in a Pitts...

I did my initial aerobatic training in a Pitts S-2C. Accelerated stalls were pretty abrupt.

I wonder, has anyone gone out and tried slipped/skidded, power on/power off turning stalls in an RV on...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 04-04-2021, 11:19 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 13,803
Posted By N804RV
This thread really bugs me! The accident...

This thread really bugs me!

The accident happened in my local area, at a nearby airfield I have flown in and out of on several occasions. Its one of those little strips, down in the trees that's...
Forum: RV-10 03-22-2021, 08:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 713
Posted By N804RV
Call me a Luddite. But, I scribble task...

Call me a Luddite. But, I scribble task completion dates and notes in the margin of my builder's plans. And, I take pics when I remember...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-22-2021, 07:34 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,471
Posted By N804RV
That was what I was taught also. I actually had...

That was what I was taught also. I actually had a CFI demonstrate the "pulsation" once. A non-event.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-20-2021, 07:16 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 49,236
Posted By N804RV
I think "172's" was actually "172S". But, I...

I think "172's" was actually "172S".

But, I went back to the reports, and this was all the pertinent info I could gleen from there:

Ser No SP14-0101
Part No SL36500-A1
Type Aircraft Cessna...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-19-2021, 09:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,343
Posted By N804RV
I have a little tailwheel airplane that has a...

I have a little tailwheel airplane that has a fixed "not full-caster" tailwheel with a rigid steering link. The secret is in the geometry.

With full rudder, you get about 45 degrees of t/w...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-19-2021, 03:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 997
Posted By N804RV
Those guys might know my brother-in-law, Don...

Those guys might know my brother-in-law, Don Alvord. He recently retired from Textron. I think he had something to do with Cessna and Beech production there in Wichita.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-18-2021, 07:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,950
Posted By N804RV
There's also...

There's also this:
https://www.amazon.com/Motion-Pro-08-0380-Adjustable-Adapter/dp/B000GZND2Q/ref=sr_1_107?dchild=1&keywords=torque+wrench&qid=1616118350&sr=8-107
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-18-2021, 07:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,950
Posted By N804RV
You use a dog bone wrench adapter. Has a wrench...

You use a dog bone wrench adapter. Has a wrench on one end and a drive adapter for a torque wrench on the other.

You may have to modify it a bit. Its tough to find one that's exactly what you...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-17-2021, 09:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 997
Posted By N804RV
Awsome! But, pics or it didn't happen... I'm...

Awsome! But, pics or it didn't happen...

I'm getting close myself. Once we "flip the canoe", we get to start "stuffing the bird"! ...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-13-2021, 02:21 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 49,236
Posted By N804RV
You're probably right. But, you don't know what...

You're probably right. But, you don't know what you don't know. And, those pesky little Baker-Risk reports are out there, like a big old scarlet letter for anyone who operates one of those cranks,...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-04-2021, 09:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 556
Posted By N804RV
Here's a couple of thoughts: 1. Your PTT switch...

Here's a couple of thoughts:

1. Your PTT switch ground must be the same ground potential as your audio common. Best practice is an audio ground point that is on the opposite side of the airplane...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-04-2021, 11:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 865
Posted By N804RV
All the avionics "systems" wiring comes with...

All the avionics "systems" wiring comes with excellent documentation, even down to which tools to buy or borrow. Plus, the manufacturers provide great tech support. I think avionics "systems" will...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-03-2021, 12:45 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,407
Posted By N804RV
These gripes are difficult to troubleshoot...

These gripes are difficult to troubleshoot without really digging into your electrical and avionics systems.

One easy thing to rule out is your electrical system. You say it's most noticeable when...
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-02-2021, 09:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,163
Posted By N804RV
Well, its a done deal! With the inboard AN7 bolt...

Well, its a done deal! With the inboard AN7 bolt in place, and the outboard wear plates drilled onto the lower longerons, the main landing gear are pretty much locked in place.

I did use the 2 four...
Forum: Tools 03-02-2021, 03:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 478
Posted By N804RV
Try...

Try this:

https://aircraft-tool.com/shop/detail.aspx?id=113M
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-26-2021, 08:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,163
Posted By N804RV
RV-8 MLG alignment

Any tail draggers wanna share their secrets and pictures for main landing gear alignment?

This is a new build. Haven't drilled the holes through the lower longerons yet. I'm installing the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-19-2021, 09:30 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,548
Posted By N804RV
Is this what you're talking about?

Is this what you're talking about?
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-15-2021, 12:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 576
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, 09:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 576
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, 12:34 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 49,236
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, 08:39 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,401
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: Primers 02-03-2021, 12:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,181
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, 09:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 451
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, 12:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 684
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, 06:41 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 14,741
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, 05:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,646
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, 04:00 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 9,843
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, 09:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 736
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, 03:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 736
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, 03:47 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,746
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. ...
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