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 > Main > RV Building Tips/Techniques
Register FAQ Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #11  
Old 11-25-2020, 11:17 PM
scsmith scsmith is offline
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Ashland, OR
Posts: 2,714
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ironflight View Post
Uh, point of order...calling a Caver a “spelunker” is like calling a marathon runner a “jogger”.....
OOps, sorry. Would speleologist be more appropriate?
__________________
Steve Smith
Aeronautical Engineer
RV-8 N825RV
IO-360 A1A
WW 200RV
"The Magic Carpet" Flying since Sept. 2009
Hobbs 635
LS6-15/18W sailplane SOLD
bought my old LS6-A back!!
VAF donation Dec 2020
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 11-26-2020, 10:02 AM
David Paule David Paule is offline
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Boulder, CO
Posts: 4,595
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by RVFan671 View Post
....I was planning on the forward side firewall protection and the under belly to keep 'normal'rv10 heat away from the tunnel (still need to figure out how to attach the stainless to the alum skin).
Here's how I did it, starting at post #365. It came out rather well.

Dave

Last edited by David Paule : 11-26-2020 at 01:22 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 11-26-2020, 10:12 PM
skylor's Avatar
skylor skylor is offline
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Southern California
Posts: 933
Default Fame Pattern

Quote:
Originally Posted by rzbill View Post
I have seen the results of a fuel fed engine compartment fire on an RV (not mine).

Do not be concerned with aluminum firewall rivets.
The heat of the fire will follow the normal airflow pattern to exit at the bottom of the cowl.

DO be concerned with the aluminum floorboards under the rudder pedals.
On the observed craft, there was a melted hole in that area.

It has been suggested to cover some of the bottom skin with stainless.
While I have not done it (the suggestion was post construction), I think it is a good thing to consider.
This reasoning is precisely why I chose to fabricate a SS cowl exit ramp for my RV-8, and it's backed up with fiberfrax ceramic insulation. The reasoning here is that a fuel fed FWF fire will result in flames and heat underneath the airframe. The stainless exit ram and insulation will hopefully provide some protection to the forward floor and my feet. I also elected to follow Dan H's advice and insulate the engine side of my firewall with fiberfrax covered with stainless foil.

Skylor
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 05:33 AM.


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.