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Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques Today, 02:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 137
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Post a couple of close up and in good focus...

Post a couple of close up and in good focus photos of the static port and surrounding area.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques Today, 02:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 137
Posted By rvbuilder2002
:confused: There would be no holes to fill...

:confused:

There would be no holes to fill because the original static port is left in place. The only change is to final drill the small static port hole to #30 and then install the new rivet port...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) Today, 11:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 622
Posted By rvbuilder2002
A slider and a tip-up use the exact same canopy...

A slider and a tip-up use the exact same canopy (shape).
The only height difference is that the fwd portion of a slider is lower than the max canopy height so a tall seating position (minimal head...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques Today, 11:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 137
Posted By rvbuilder2002
I agree with Mel, but the simpler remedy might be...

I agree with Mel, but the simpler remedy might be to do what others have done...

Drill the existing static port to #30 and then install the specified rivet (with the mandrel removed) using epoxy or...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS Yesterday, 03:11 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,024
Posted By rvbuilder2002
I think it would be inappropriate for any...

I think it would be inappropriate for any aircraft where the fuel storage is below the level of the engine drive fuel pump and / or aux pump (as in probably any low wing airplane powered with the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS Yesterday, 11:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 275
Posted By rvbuilder2002
#2 The goal is to lock the control stick in the...

#2

The goal is to lock the control stick in the pitch neutral position.
The suggested method is to clamp a 41" long stick laterally across the cockpit and then clamp the control stick to the lateral...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-12-2021, 07:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,430
Posted By rvbuilder2002
https://vansairforce.net/community/showpost.php?p=...

https://vansairforce.net/community/showpost.php?p=1519920&postcount=16
Forum: RV-6/6A 05-10-2021, 07:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,089
Posted By rvbuilder2002
I think the OP just mis-stated in his...

I think the OP just mis-stated in his description....
On an RV-6A, the axle and the gear leg are all one piece.
There is a single bolt that mounts the U-403 Brake mount flange to the axle (which does...
Forum: RV-14 05-09-2021, 09:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,844
Posted By rvbuilder2002
If the fairing detached and left all of the...

If the fairing detached and left all of the screws behind in the brackets, it was likely caused by either hitting something or a pretty serious nose wheel shimmy event because of an under value nose...
Forum: RV-6/6A 05-09-2021, 09:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,089
Posted By rvbuilder2002
I don't usually go public with info prior to a...

I don't usually go public with info prior to a design change being issued but will in this case because it is rather minor to describe.

The looseness is not because of heat on nylon lock nuts.

Yes,...
Forum: RV-14 05-08-2021, 10:41 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,844
Posted By rvbuilder2002
This design is not exclusive to the RV-14A. It...

This design is not exclusive to the RV-14A. It is the same basic design (wheel fairing and brackets) and installation as the RV-10 of which there are almost 1000 flying and 150+ RV-14A's. I don't...
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-07-2021, 08:29 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 986
Posted By rvbuilder2002
The updated parts should be compatible with any...

The updated parts should be compatible with any legacy fuel tank parts in the RV-7 & 8 wing kits.
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-06-2021, 09:01 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 986
Posted By rvbuilder2002
As alluded to by others, there has been an update...

As alluded to by others, there has been an update to the RV-7/8 fuel tank design that allows for providing predrilled z-brackets for the fuel tanks.

At the time of the change-over in part...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-04-2021, 11:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 706
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Our recently published fuel tank build video has...

Our recently published fuel tank build video has a simple tip for encapsulating shop heads of rivets that alleviates most of the typical mess and other problems that you’re talking about.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-03-2021, 01:08 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,455
Posted By rvbuilder2002
I agree. Proper installation can be done using...

I agree.
Proper installation can be done using the supplied parts without having interference like that shone in the photo.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-03-2021, 01:00 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,037
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Initial thought that comes to mind is why? Since...

Initial thought that comes to mind is why? Since it has already been discussed that with the engine running it can't be heard anyway.

But lets just assume there is a good reason for making a...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-01-2021, 07:46 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,767
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Great sluthing Richard The out of the ordinary...

Great sluthing Richard
The out of the ordinary problem causes can be the hardest to solve.
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-30-2021, 02:55 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,813
Posted By rvbuilder2002
You can actually do fine finish work on skin...

You can actually do fine finish work on skin edges using a sharp (new) vixen file.

That is what I use to finish the edges on most skins.
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-29-2021, 11:36 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,085
Posted By rvbuilder2002
This is correct. Copper cable lugs on a...

This is correct.
Copper cable lugs on a structural bolt is not a good idea.

A connection to engine assemblie hardware is not ideal either.

Most all Lyc engine cases have a hole in the case web that...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-29-2021, 10:57 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,085
Posted By rvbuilder2002
The only places you could attach a large lug from...

The only places you could attach a large lug from a heavy ground cable are structural fasteners for either attaching the starter to the engine or the or the brace link from the alternator.
Installing...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-28-2021, 11:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 408
Posted By rvbuilder2002
A dark hanger and a small flashlight can be very...

A dark hanger and a small flashlight can be very useful in looking for places that air can pass that it shouldn’t be.
Forum: RV-10 04-28-2021, 10:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,087
Posted By rvbuilder2002
The vans aircraft RV 10 demonstrators are...

The vans aircraft RV 10 demonstrators are regularly taxied with the doors unlatched and partially opened for ventilation but we do not taxi with them fully opened.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-28-2021, 06:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 938
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Should be, yes. Unless the date gets pushed...

Should be, yes.
Unless the date gets pushed slightly later for some reason which I think they would notify you about, but shouldn't be a problem because Synergy has picked up lots of kits and I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-28-2021, 06:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 938
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Greg will probably have a better answer than I,...

Greg will probably have a better answer than I, but I think it is because once a kit is crated and a shipper is contacted, they are the ones mostly in control of when of when it leave Van's on its...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-28-2021, 08:54 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,024
Posted By rvbuilder2002
The engine driven fuel pump on a Rotax 912 ULS is...

The engine driven fuel pump on a Rotax 912 ULS is very similar to the pump traditionally used on Lycomings for decades. The internal check valves operate the exact same way and there’s virtually no...
Forum: Flight Testing 04-26-2021, 12:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 279
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Possibly additional help.... Aside from what has...

Possibly additional help....

Aside from what has been correctly detailed in other posts, any work or corrective action that may be found to be required during the phase 1 flight testing can be done...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-26-2021, 10:03 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,024
Posted By rvbuilder2002
If you research the science of vapor lock, you...

If you research the science of vapor lock, you will find that the higher the system pressure is, the less likely it is to occur.
So in any given system, if the nominal pressure is a bit higher in the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-26-2021, 09:57 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,024
Posted By rvbuilder2002
The RV-12 has shown itself to be any more...

The RV-12 has shown itself to be any more susceptible to vapor lock than other aircraft using the 912ULS engine.

The RV-12 engine will continue to run if the back-up pump failed (and vise versa) as...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-26-2021, 09:21 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,024
Posted By rvbuilder2002
The answer to your question is that the alternate...

The answer to your question is that the alternate pump was for the most part introduced for a different reason.
That is why the S.B. takes the time to describe a number of different causes for lower...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-24-2021, 11:48 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 8,897
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Rich, airplanes crash on a regular bases during...

Rich, airplanes crash on a regular bases during the day under VFR conditions because of engine failure, so I am not clear what relevance that has on choosing to operating with a fuel pump off, when...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-23-2021, 04:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,423
Posted By rvbuilder2002
I don’t know what information you have that would...

I don’t know what information you have that would make you say that John. We fly our 12iS demonstrator and our flying club RV 12 ULS exclusively on auto fuel (except when the are away from home base)...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-23-2021, 03:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,423
Posted By rvbuilder2002
They have an engine overhaul kit as well, but...

They have an engine overhaul kit as well, but when we do the engine inspection on each 200 hr interval, we don't disassemble the entire engine and automatically replace all of the parts because it...
Forum: RV-6/6A 04-23-2021, 11:54 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,091
Posted By rvbuilder2002
They are solid rivets. In simple terms they are...

They are solid rivets.
In simple terms they are the same as an AN426, but with a smaller head which allows for machine countersinking skins as thin as .025" thick.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-23-2021, 11:52 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,423
Posted By rvbuilder2002
5 year Rubber component replacement has no...

5 year Rubber component replacement has no connection with the inspection interval of the carbs. Some RV-12 have accumulated 200+ hrs per year, so they end up with 3-4 carb inspections by the time...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-22-2021, 03:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,423
Posted By rvbuilder2002
A clarification....... There is no requirement...

A clarification.......

There is no requirement for a carb. "overhaul" every 200 hrs.

There is a prescribed "Inspection"
It is basically an inspect and replace any parts that do not meet the wear or...
Forum: RV-3 04-22-2021, 09:24 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,728
Posted By rvbuilder2002
We are fully aware of the disconnect between...

We are fully aware of the disconnect between these different pieces of information and there is effort underway to correct it.
I know that has been mentioned before, but with the man power and other...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-22-2021, 09:18 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,754
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Valid point. I forgot that the window is narrow...

Valid point.

I forgot that the window is narrow and located primarily over the long row of fuses.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-22-2021, 09:08 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,754
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Actually the cover has a clear portion aligned...

Actually the cover has a clear portion aligned over the row of fuses that allows for pretty easy inspection of whether a blown fuse indicator LED is lit or one of the fuses is displaced.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-22-2021, 09:02 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,754
Posted By rvbuilder2002
This could be done, but if the mechanical...

This could be done, but if the mechanical (friction) connection of the fuses is not enough to keep them from vibrating out, then I would not trust it to be a good electrical connection either.

If...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-22-2021, 08:53 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,798
Posted By rvbuilder2002
I too know of this instance. A well respected...

I too know of this instance. A well respected DAR had his certification permanently suspended over the minor deviation.

It is foolish to assume that as long as the deviation is not extreme you will...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-21-2021, 12:56 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 346
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Hi Alexey, Kits have previously been shipped to...

Hi Alexey,
Kits have previously been shipped to Russia.

Send an E-mail to the wonderful ladies in Kit sales and they should be able to answer any questions you have.

kits@vansaircraft.com
Forum: RV-3 04-21-2021, 12:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,728
Posted By rvbuilder2002
https://www.vansaircraft.com/faq/horsepower-limits...

https://www.vansaircraft.com/faq/horsepower-limits-why-not-a-turbocharged-higher-horsepower-engine/
Forum: RV-6/6A 04-20-2021, 09:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 579
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Having some method of capturing cowl attachment...

Having some method of capturing cowl attachment hinge pins is a good idea.
The original RV-6 plans had a suggested method for the bottom pins depicted in the plans, but it was different than you are...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-20-2021, 05:27 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 8,033
Posted By rvbuilder2002
NACA inlets are not used on the 12iS top cowl....

NACA inlets are not used on the 12iS top cowl.
They are louvers and are located well fwd on the cowl.
Will engine cooling be different with louvers at the back vs at the front?
I don’t know. We...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-20-2021, 11:00 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 8,033
Posted By rvbuilder2002
These inlets are likely installed in these...

These inlets are likely installed in these locations for the same reason that I previously mentioned that the louvers are in those locations on the RV-12iS cowl.
The ignition coils are directly below...
Forum: RV-6/6A 04-18-2021, 09:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 417
Posted By rvbuilder2002
No The Van's brand gauges have always used the...

No
The Van's brand gauges have always used the Stewart Warner float sensor which is a standard resistive fuel level sensor with a range of 30 ohms (full), to 240 ohms (empty).
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-16-2021, 08:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 696
Posted By rvbuilder2002
And then order yourself a complete set of plans...

And then order yourself a complete set of plans (only $10 for a digital copy on USB) so that you have all of the tech info for repairing and maintaining your airplane.
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-16-2021, 12:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,444
Posted By rvbuilder2002
https://www.vansaircraft.com/news/ https://vansai...

https://www.vansaircraft.com/news/

https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?t=192644&highlight=greg+hughs

https://www.kitplanes.com/vans-aircraft-on-current-demand-and-quickbuild-kits/?fbcl...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-16-2021, 12:04 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 8,033
Posted By rvbuilder2002
My opinion is that shroud removed will have...

My opinion is that shroud removed will have little if any influence on engine compartment temps after shut down compared to an RV-12 with it still installed.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-14-2021, 05:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,231
Posted By rvbuilder2002
There is nothing wrong with thinking through what...

There is nothing wrong with thinking through what you are installing in the airplane as you build, but as has been mentioned many times previously, fuel system design (or should we say “incorrect...
Forum: Safety 04-14-2021, 12:48 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 7,024
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Actually some of them still do. The Experimental...

Actually some of them still do.

The Experimental Market Survey and Crew Training categories that kit manufacturer demonstrators are certified under are good for 365 days.

I have to go through the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-14-2021, 09:09 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,767
Posted By rvbuilder2002
If I am understanding everything correctly, it...

If I am understanding everything correctly, it sounds like it runs smooth at a minimum idle and above about 2500 RPM and in the rough range it smooths out if you pull the enrichment control.

To me...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-13-2021, 09:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,767
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Very well presented / detailed report but it is...

Very well presented / detailed report but it is missing one important detail (for me anyway).

Has it always been like this? If not was it a progressive development (seemed to slowly get worse over...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-12-2021, 12:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 772
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Tsachy, It is doable with a typical hand squeezer...

Tsachy,
It is doable with a typical hand squeezer as long as it has at least a 3" deep yoke.
I don't know the details of the ATS squeezer but after looking at some photos of it, it looks like it...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-11-2021, 06:37 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,259
Posted By rvbuilder2002
For me flying didn't replace riding but I chose...

For me flying didn't replace riding but I chose for it to be enough to fulfill my need for adventure, and I didn't have my RV flying yet at the time. Once that was done it notched the adventure...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-10-2021, 06:21 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,989
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Gave me a good laugh :p

Gave me a good laugh :p
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-10-2021, 05:52 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,989
Posted By rvbuilder2002
From Ran’s???? :eek:

From Ran’s???? :eek:
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-10-2021, 02:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,170
Posted By rvbuilder2002
DC4 is my preferred.

DC4 is my preferred.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-10-2021, 02:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,166
Posted By rvbuilder2002
I agree. The results of some testing we did...

I agree.

The results of some testing we did indicates that an AN3 bolt begins to yield at about 65 inch pounds
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-10-2021, 10:07 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,170
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Water settles to the bottom and can be...

Water settles to the bottom and can be drained.

Fine particle contaminants tend to stick to the screen. The only way to remove is is to disassemble and clean the screen.

There are many posts here...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-09-2021, 08:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 310
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Reposition all of the hardware so that the arm...

Reposition all of the hardware so that the arm for the valve is between the two thin washers, then the thick washer and the nut jam against the wire with the hole in the bolt on the opposite side of...
Forum: RV-6/6A 04-09-2021, 11:34 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,091
Posted By rvbuilder2002
If you substituted NAS1097 rivets at the...

If you substituted NAS1097 rivets at the locations that would effect the outside finished paint, the manufactured heads are small and it would allow for very small machine countersinks in the...
Forum: RV-6/6A 04-09-2021, 10:58 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,091
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Before the metal stiffeners were developed, the...

Before the metal stiffeners were developed, the tip-up canopy install instructions described/detailed stiffening the frame with the use of some bonded / shaped foam installed at the fwd most bow of...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-09-2021, 09:37 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 8,033
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Both Style sells ;) Seriously, they are for...

Both

Style sells ;)

Seriously, they are for cooling but not in the same context as you are questioning.

Rotax has some very specific specification requirements for the design of a 912iS engine...
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