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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-04-2022, 08:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,643
Posted By bruceh
I did a quick flight from Ramona down to...

I did a quick flight from Ramona down to Montgomery Field to meet up with an RV-10 owner to pick up some parts for some capacitive fuel senders going in a new set of tanks. Wind was calm but mostly...
Forum: RV-9/9A 12-04-2022, 08:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 262
Posted By bruceh
Be sure to break the edges where the skins...

Be sure to break the edges where the skins overlap to help pull the skins tight after riveting.
Forum: RV-4 12-04-2022, 08:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 667
Posted By bruceh
Take a really close look at the other parts in...

Take a really close look at the other parts in and around the exhaust pipes and engine mounts. Steel heat shrouds shouldn't stress out from most vibrations and crack like that.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-27-2022, 02:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,574
Posted By bruceh
Yes, you can buy an 8 point socket for square...

Yes, you can buy an 8 point socket for square heads. Most socket sets will come with a few of those in standard sizes.

I agree with others that replacing with a quickdrain is the way to go....
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-23-2022, 08:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,730
Posted By bruceh
Try doing the oil control ring solvent flush...

Try doing the oil control ring solvent flush (https://resources.savvyaviation.com/wp-content/uploads/savvy_pdf/savvy-oil-control-ring-solvent-flush.pdf) on the engine.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-20-2022, 03:02 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 11,891
Posted By bruceh
Please don't do square or rectangular. Take a...

Please don't do square or rectangular. Take a look at AC43.13-b for guidance (chapter 4-50). You will need lots of rivets and rounded corners for something more square. Using Van's repair kits is...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-18-2022, 02:12 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,571
Posted By bruceh
I have the Hobbs meter on the panel. Easy to see...

I have the Hobbs meter on the panel. Easy to see and record flight time without having to have the EFIS on or doing the necessary buttonology to find the screen with the information.
My Skyview TACH...
Forum: RV-9/9A 11-16-2022, 04:16 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 234
Posted By bruceh
The tail cone will line up fine, since everything...

The tail cone will line up fine, since everything is prepunched. Just make sure you have a fairly level place to do the match drilling and riveting. You will be able to rivet the lower tailcone skins...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-16-2022, 11:45 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,671
Posted By bruceh
Here's how I installed the POS-12 indicator from...

Here's how I installed the POS-12 indicator from Ray Allen.

https://photos.smugmug.com/RV-9A-Project/Fuselage/Cabin-Interior-1/i-fFjxj6R/0/df119c36/M/IMG_2458-M.jpg

Bent up a small strip of...
Forum: RV-9/9A 11-16-2022, 11:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,012
Posted By bruceh
Calibrating my tanks, they held something like...

Calibrating my tanks, they held something like 18.1 gallons and my unusable fuel was literally a few ounces.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-13-2022, 08:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,987
Posted By bruceh
Sedona, AZ

I finally made it out to Sedona. My wife and I celebrated our 34th wedding anniversary. Clear skies and cool weather. Lots of fall color in Oak Creek Canyon.

Photos here...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-30-2022, 11:50 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,037
Posted By bruceh
I took Martin (RV-10 builder) for a flight down...

I took Martin (RV-10 builder) for a flight down to Brown Field (KSDM) EAA chapter 14's open house (66th year anniversary) and got lunch there.
Forum: RV-9/9A 10-29-2022, 10:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 550
Posted By bruceh
The provided bolts are close tolerance. Donít use...

The provided bolts are close tolerance. Donít use them until the wings go on for the final assembly. Use regular hardware store bolts for initial fitting. Donít drill the holes! Get some dry ice...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-27-2022, 12:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,231
Posted By bruceh
You mean UHMW (ultra high molecular weight)...

You mean UHMW (ultra high molecular weight) plastic? It is designed to be hard to scuff and naturally slippery, and it is used a lot in the food industry. Phenolic is something completely different,...
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-26-2022, 11:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 723
Posted By bruceh
The RV-14 instructions have more details on what...

The RV-14 instructions have more details on what needs to be trimmed off of the rudder fairing for the tail wheel on page 12-04. There is a template for the cut on page 12-15. It may not be exactly...
Forum: RV-9/9A 10-23-2022, 06:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 596
Posted By bruceh
The elongated hole here is just to clear the...

The elongated hole here is just to clear the metal fingers on the tip up latch mechanism. The latch fingers engage with the metal latches that are bolted on the canopy. The fingers extend too far...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-23-2022, 06:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,515
Posted By bruceh
I would cover the flat surface with some...

I would cover the flat surface with some Dye-Chem, then start with a flat sharpening stone to see what starts to come off. You should be able to use various grits to get the surface flat and smooth....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-22-2022, 07:57 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,111
Posted By bruceh
Way to go! See you in the skies.

Way to go! See you in the skies.
Forum: Tools 10-22-2022, 07:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,570
Posted By bruceh
My opinion: Don't skimp on tools! The cost of...

My opinion: Don't skimp on tools!

The cost of tools versus the airplane is miniscule.
Get a good (doesn't have to be the best) drill press, bandsaw, grinder, and bench sander. You will save hours of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-21-2022, 03:42 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,340
Posted By bruceh
I know of one builder who went wild ($$$) with...

I know of one builder who went wild ($$$) with click-bonds for the wing tip screws. More than 1 detached and would just spin with the screw. He had quite a time trying to get the wing tips off. I...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-19-2022, 08:15 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 8,314
Posted By bruceh
Search for "Slick Talk" in your favorite podcast...

Search for "Slick Talk" in your favorite podcast app.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-12-2022, 10:00 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,366
Posted By bruceh
Get a Fumoto quick drain valve...

Get a Fumoto quick drain valve (https://www.fumotousa.com/t202n.html). Install it with Loctite 567 (https://www.henkel-adhesives.com/us/en/product/thread-sealants/loctite_567.html). Drill a small...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-09-2022, 09:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,561
Posted By bruceh
We flew up to Cable Airport near LA. Met up with...

We flew up to Cable Airport near LA. Met up with my wifeís sister and her husband. She was given some tickets to the USC vs. Washington State football game at the Coliseum. Had a great time...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-24-2022, 09:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 532
Posted By bruceh
You can remote mount the Dynon Transponder and...

You can remote mount the Dynon Transponder and ADS-B units.
Forum: California 09-16-2022, 09:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 488
Posted By bruceh
Try Ramona Avionics.

Try Ramona Avionics.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-13-2022, 02:09 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,753
Posted By bruceh
I bought a set of nut drivers from Harbor...

I bought a set of nut drivers from Harbor Freight. The 3/8" one was very hard to get into that small access hole for the valve stem unless it was aligned perfectly. I ended up taking the nut driver...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-13-2022, 01:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,216
Posted By bruceh
The instructions for the RV-14 are easy to...

The instructions for the RV-14 are easy to follow. You can take a spare scrap of aluminum sheet, make the slight bend to follow the elevator counterbalance tip shape, then lay down several layers of...
Forum: RV-14 09-12-2022, 02:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,064
Posted By bruceh
Go to the pinned topic for gotcha's on the RV-14...

Go to the pinned topic for gotcha's on the RV-14 (https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?t=104490). Search on VAF for each section/part for topics.

I helped build an RV-14A empennage this...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-10-2022, 06:20 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 8,200
Posted By bruceh
I just got email from Aircraft Spruce that my...

I just got email from Aircraft Spruce that my Tempest AA48110-2 oil filters that were ordered back in early July are now available to be picked up. Looking at their website they show that...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-10-2022, 06:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,668
Posted By bruceh
Aircraft Spruce also sells reamers in all of...

Aircraft Spruce also sells reamers in all of these sizes.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-10-2022, 06:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,477
Posted By bruceh
Take the S/N of the carb and see if there are any...

Take the S/N of the carb and see if there are any AD's or Service Bulletins. Some of the very old carbs have AD's for various things like the floats.
Then see if Aircraft Spruce or some other...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-06-2022, 04:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,612
Posted By bruceh
There is usually some sort of date code on the...

There is usually some sort of date code on the tire which will tell you exactly how old it is. Cracks like this call for replacement.
Forum: RV-14 09-03-2022, 03:56 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,205
Posted By bruceh
Squeezer, C-Frame or DRDT?

Squeezer, C-Frame or DRDT?
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-28-2022, 09:13 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,054
Posted By bruceh
https://www.vansaircraft.com/service-information-a...

https://www.vansaircraft.com/service-information-and-revisions/sl-00047/

Just what is an "Improment"?

Can someone at Van's fix the typo?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-28-2022, 09:00 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,935
Posted By bruceh
Used the time machine to fly my wife up to see...

Used the time machine to fly my wife up to see her family on Saturday, then back home, back up on Sunday to pick her up and back home. 3 hours total flight time for 2 round trips versus at least 8...
Forum: RV-10 08-24-2022, 11:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,759
Posted By bruceh
I ran across this today. I'm building a set of...

I ran across this today. I'm building a set of tanks for an RV-10.
I would assume that the extra hole is used just to make sure that this flange gets aligned with the lower...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-22-2022, 03:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,170
Posted By bruceh
Flew up to Long Beach for a party with old...

Flew up to Long Beach for a party with old friends and visited my family. Had to wait until almost 2pm on Sunday for the low overcast to burn off, then a quick flight back to Ramona. Drove home with...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-22-2022, 02:37 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 8,200
Posted By bruceh
I got a Napa Gold 1515 and a suitable sized hose...

I got a Napa Gold 1515 and a suitable sized hose clamp to safety it for $19 at my local Napa Store. It doesn't come with the threaded pipe, but I'm planning on removing the one from the existing...
Forum: RV-14 08-15-2022, 08:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,647
Posted By bruceh
Would you change anything from what you have?

Would you change anything from what you have?
Forum: RV-9/9A 08-12-2022, 03:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,192
Posted By bruceh
Yes, you can easily get the fuel sender out...

Yes, you can easily get the fuel sender out between the tank and the fuselage.
When you replace the sender, you can install NAS1352 socket head screws which will then allow the use of an Allen wrench...
Forum: Fiberglass 08-10-2022, 10:58 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,379
Posted By bruceh
I have lots of photos of what I had to do with my...

I have lots of photos of what I had to do with my fairing here (https://www.overthehills.com/RV-9A-Project/Final-Assembly/Fitting-the-Tail/).

Heat helps, but in some areas just cut off the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-03-2022, 09:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 919
Posted By bruceh
It was great to meet you and Steve!

It was great to meet you and Steve!
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-02-2022, 01:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 891
Posted By bruceh
I think it is a 5/16-18 coarse thread bolt (uses...

I think it is a 5/16-18 coarse thread bolt (uses a 1/2 wrench).
204 inch-pounds is the spec from Lycoming.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-01-2022, 02:25 PM
Replies: 432
Views: 1,482,764
Posted By bruceh
Maybe the vent was clogged at some point? Suction...

Maybe the vent was clogged at some point? Suction could have collapsed the tank ribs.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-31-2022, 11:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,252
Posted By bruceh
I used 3/4" and it seems to be adequate. There's...

I used 3/4" and it seems to be adequate. There's no real need to be super tight on the wheel pant to tire gaps.

Also depends on your tire pressures. I usually run 40-45 psi.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-30-2022, 08:04 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 7,113
Posted By bruceh
Made it back to Ramona, CA today after overnight...

Made it back to Ramona, CA today after overnight stop in Rawlins, WY.
Thunderstorms were building as I made it across the Grand Canyon and the deserts of Arizona and California. Glad to have ADS-B...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-29-2022, 09:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,140
Posted By bruceh
I ordered some from Spruce before Oshkosh. They...

I ordered some from Spruce before Oshkosh. They claimed they were expecting them 7/28, but I havenít seen any emails from them yet for me to pick them up.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-24-2022, 09:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 789
Posted By bruceh
This is exactly what I the did last time I fixed...

This is exactly what I the did last time I fixed a tank. Ordered them individually. 24 rivets per plate.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 07-24-2022, 09:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,669
Posted By bruceh
View my photos at:...

View my photos at: https://www.overthehills.com/Airplanes/Airventure-Oshkosh-2022

Not going to caption anything yet.
Forum: Midwest 07-24-2022, 02:20 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,023
Posted By bruceh
Arrived today and in homebuilt camping row 322.

Arrived today and in homebuilt camping row 322.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 07-22-2022, 01:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,738
Posted By bruceh
They both arrived with FW version #41 (already...

They both arrived with FW version #41 (already were updated several years prior). EIC confirmed the versions were the same.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 07-21-2022, 11:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,738
Posted By bruceh
It has been wired up that way and working fine...

It has been wired up that way and working fine for 1000 hours!
Master ON brings up the VP-X and the P-mags are set to Always ON.
Looking at the P-mags when powered on this way, they do their little...
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-21-2022, 01:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 417
Posted By bruceh
Is the rudder counterbalance hitting the VS skin?...

Is the rudder counterbalance hitting the VS skin? That may require some trimming of the skin.

The thread pitch on those rod end bearings is 1/32", so just a half turn will give you 1/64" more or...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 07-21-2022, 11:43 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,738
Posted By bruceh
The key switch can selectively ground/unground...

The key switch can selectively ground/unground (L/R/Both/Off) the P-mags and activate the starter. The VP-X provides power independently to each P-mag. I can turn ON/OFF the power to each of the...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 07-20-2022, 11:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,738
Posted By bruceh
I took off the cowling today to replace my...

I took off the cowling today to replace my failing EGT probe on Cylinder #4. The failing probe was my reason for flying up to Corona and Aircraft Spruce to pick up a new one.

I checked the timing...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 07-19-2022, 09:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,738
Posted By bruceh
No, it is the other P-mag, but it is in the same...

No, it is the other P-mag, but it is in the same location (left side). I put them back in the same positions after the first service, then swapped them so now the one that was sent back twice is in...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 07-19-2022, 07:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,738
Posted By bruceh
One of my P-Mags lost its timing

A bit of background:
My RV-9A has dual P-mags. Airplane is approaching 1000 hours of trouble free electronic ignition usage.
I did my condition inspection last month (June 2022) which involves...
Forum: Autopilots 07-18-2022, 07:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 561
Posted By bruceh
I've played around with the settings a bit and am...

I've played around with the settings a bit and am still not happy with them.
Dynon has a manual with the procedures for setting up the autopilot...
Forum: California 07-15-2022, 06:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,121
Posted By bruceh
Aircraft Spruce is real close to Corona Airport,...

Aircraft Spruce is real close to Corona Airport, which has a number of RV's. Corona Airport Cafe is also a very good place to eat (breakfast/lunch hours).
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-14-2022, 11:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,577
Posted By bruceh
I'll be departing from Ramona most likely...

I'll be departing from Ramona most likely Saturday morning and will aim for Iowa for the night. Depending on the weather, of course. Good fuel stops (usually the cheapest prices) are St. Johns, AZ...
Forum: My RV Build Project 07-12-2022, 07:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,890
Posted By bruceh
It's Gorilla tape and is impossible to lift off...

It's Gorilla tape and is impossible to lift off of the blue vinyl protection. Just remove the blue stuff as needed.
Forum: California 07-12-2022, 10:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 911
Posted By bruceh
Lots of GA at SNA, so nothing to worry about. The...

Lots of GA at SNA, so nothing to worry about. The longer of the parallel runways is pretty much commercial jet traffic, so when you get near the airport the tower will want you to angle your final...
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-12-2022, 12:04 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,917
Posted By bruceh
I used the plastic headed hammer I got from...

I used the plastic headed hammer I got from Avery. Hold down the dimple dies, and give it two easy whacks. You don't need a lot of force. The aluminum is very malleable, so over hitting it will...
Forum: RV-15 07-11-2022, 11:45 PM
Replies: 457
Views: 114,944
Posted By bruceh
Yes! We need a paint scheme for Oshkosh. The...

Yes! We need a paint scheme for Oshkosh. The question is, whether or not this test mule will be at Airventure, or will the N415XV model show up?
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