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Forum: RV-10 09-23-2022, 10:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 436
Posted By Weefle
Curious as to why you used the PPG to fill the...

Curious as to why you used the PPG to fill the gap vs the Silpruf?

Thanks
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-22-2022, 09:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 205
Posted By Weefle
Acs

Doesnít surprised me there is not too many options other than them.

Keith
Forum: RV-10 09-21-2022, 10:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 436
Posted By Weefle
Silpruf question

For those of you who used the Silpruf method to install your windows how many tubes of the stuff did you go through. Iím about to pull the trigger on ordering some and want to ensure I order...
Forum: RV-10 09-13-2022, 07:56 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 423
Posted By Weefle
SS heater boxes

Check ACS they sell them. Make sure you put a bit of fireproof sealant behind the flange prior to inserting them.

Keith
Forum: RV-10 09-09-2022, 07:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,026
Posted By Weefle
Placed my order for a 540 in June of 2021 through...

Placed my order for a 540 in June of 2021 through Aerosport in Kamloops BC. He has 50 lycomings of various models on order and lycoming is saying suppliers are causing the delays. Who knows when...
Forum: RV-10 09-09-2022, 06:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 490
Posted By Weefle
Control Approach pedal links

Iím trying to figure out if the links that Vans specs for the factory pedals to rudder cables will also work for the Control Approach pedals. If you have gone down this road and can help me out Iíd...
Forum: Fiberglass 09-08-2022, 09:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,051
Posted By Weefle
Diamond grit

If you add diamond grit blades to your oscillating tool then watch the white stuff fly. Gets into the corners and lasts longer than sandpaper as well.
Forum: RV-10 09-02-2022, 01:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 308
Posted By Weefle
Looks like the right partsÖ.just installed mine...

Looks like the right partsÖ.just installed mine permanently yesterday. Build on

Keith
Forum: Reviews 08-31-2022, 05:50 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,667
Posted By Weefle
What is very weird with the companyís that wonít...

What is very weird with the companyís that wonít touch sds or EFII is that Iím not asking them to hook up a single wire to that system. Just cut me the hole for the controller and drill some holes...
Forum: Reviews 08-31-2022, 12:33 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,667
Posted By Weefle
Just got off the phone with Randy at PCA. Sent in...

Just got off the phone with Randy at PCA. Sent in my requirements and a drawing...hoping to hear back soon. 2-3 month time frame fits my schedule perfect. Fingers crossed!

Keith
Forum: Reviews 08-30-2022, 08:07 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,667
Posted By Weefle
I guess Iíll be contacting them as well. Thanks...

I guess Iíll be contacting them as well. Thanks for the recommendation!
Forum: Reviews 08-30-2022, 06:23 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,667
Posted By Weefle
Stein was my first choice but....wont touch the...

Stein was my first choice but....wont touch the job if you are using SDS or EFII systems. I guess I should have added that in my post.
Forum: Reviews 08-30-2022, 05:56 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,667
Posted By Weefle
Pirep wanted for avionics panel builders

Getting ready to order my avionics and was looking for some recommendations for quality panel builders who can supply the Garmin gear, wire it, test it, design and cut out the panel and apply labels,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-25-2022, 09:04 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,715
Posted By Weefle
So itís interesting that your QB tanks are...

So itís interesting that your QB tanks are stating to leak like this. I take delivery of my QB wings today for my 10. Just curious whatís does Vans say about these leaks? Do they just tell you go fix...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-09-2022, 05:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,453
Posted By Weefle
My crate date for QB wings for the 10 was June 23...

My crate date for QB wings for the 10 was June 23 - July 7. I think it was fairly accurate. Shipping takes place after that which in my case was about a week later. Still waiting for those bad boys...
Forum: RV-10 07-17-2022, 09:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 422
Posted By Weefle
Thanks Adrian, Iíll chuck them both in the lathe...

Thanks Adrian,

Iíll chuck them both in the lathe and knock off the 4.5mm, radius the edge a bit and should be good.
Appreciate the feedback!

Keith
Forum: RV-10 07-17-2022, 08:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 422
Posted By Weefle
Matco wheels and vans retaining nut

Looking for a bit of advice drilling for the cotter pin to retain the wheel bearing nut. How much edge distance did you leave on the aluminum nut to still get a good bite on the steel axle?

I was...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-09-2022, 07:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 521
Posted By Weefle
Donít be discouraged. My practice piece looks...

Donít be discouraged. My practice piece looks rough compared to where Iím at now. Practice on a few scrap pieces and try adjusting your air pressure to the gun till you find what works. Having your...
Forum: RV-10 07-09-2022, 07:22 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 403
Posted By Weefle
RV 10 wing stand for transport

Just finished building the wing stand today and it got me thinking ahead to when I get to the paint stage.
Iím wondering if others have transported the bare and finished wings in the typical wing...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-06-2022, 10:27 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 7,302
Posted By Weefle
Just curious for those using this filter....

Just curious for those using this filter. Describe the cleaning process and what solvent are you using? Then where are you disposing of the waste solvent? Can it be taken to a normal oil recycling...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-05-2022, 10:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,190
Posted By Weefle
Iím no expert on either of those products. My...

Iím no expert on either of those products.

My only comment is on the two part epoxy primer. Iím sure itís great stuff but twice the price of a typical rattle can of self etching primer like...
Forum: RV-10 07-05-2022, 08:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,256
Posted By Weefle
Wow 97! Handling the stick is one thing but...

Wow 97! Handling the stick is one thing but getting in and out of a 10 at age 97 that has to be an accomplishment in itself. Good on you for taking him up.

Keith
Forum: Reviews 06-22-2022, 07:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,432
Posted By Weefle
Stunning! Well done Keith

Stunning! Well done

Keith
Forum: Canada 06-15-2022, 08:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 664
Posted By Weefle
Or if you are in Calgary ...clear customs...

Or if you are in Calgary ...clear customs yourself at YYC and save the brokerage fee. Itís very simple to do.

Keith
Forum: RV-10 06-03-2022, 09:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,177
Posted By Weefle
Hey Niels, Once you get started and Cleco 2...

Hey Niels,

Once you get started and Cleco 2 pieces together you will know what needs final drilling by looking at the part number tag , an orange dot means it needs final drilling. Also you can test...
Forum: RV-10 05-27-2022, 08:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,655
Posted By Weefle
Congratulations on the new 10. I am sure you will...

Congratulations on the new 10. I am sure you will make plenty of great memories with it. Beautiful ride!
Fly safe!

Keith
Forum: The RV Grin 05-08-2022, 08:58 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 648
Posted By Weefle
Great video. Nice panel too. Thanks for posting,...

Great video. Nice panel too.
Thanks for posting, keeps me motivated to go hard to finish!

Keith
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-01-2022, 10:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,401
Posted By Weefle
Rough parts

I mentioned this to our tour guide when I did the Vans factory tour a few weeks ago. A simple slip of paper in the kit paperwork would likely save Vans having to explain this to every new builder who...
Forum: RV-10 04-30-2022, 09:36 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,415
Posted By Weefle
Door hinge pockets

Some pics for you .

Keith
Forum: RV-10 04-30-2022, 09:10 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,415
Posted By Weefle
Did this as well but added nutplates to the...

Did this as well but added nutplates to the hinges. No need to wrench just screws the doors on. YMMV

Keith
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 04-21-2022, 07:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 480
Posted By Weefle
McMinnville Oregon

The wife and I did a road trip to Vans. Stayed at a great campground by McMinnville across from KMMV called Olde Stone RV park. The bonus is that the Evergreen aviation museum is near too! Took a...
Forum: Texas (South) 04-13-2022, 10:34 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 227
Posted By Weefle
RV-10 in the Houston area?

Hi yíall

I will be in the Houston area for some medical treatment from May 4-7 th.
Just wondering if there is anyone with a finished 10 that wouldnít mind me having a look and seeing if I can learn...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-13-2022, 10:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,373
Posted By Weefle
I thought this is quite interesting for the...

I thought this is quite interesting for the artex......self testing.
https://www.acrartex.com/406test/

Keith
Forum: RV-10 04-04-2022, 05:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,078
Posted By Weefle
tubes

Interesting thread....I just bought 3 of these from Desser.
When I spoke to customer service and asked the difference between these and the more expensive ones it was like...one is for certified the...
Forum: RV-10 03-26-2022, 03:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 741
Posted By Weefle
Great pictures Peter. I looked at my 2000 Tundra...

Great pictures Peter.

I looked at my 2000 Tundra and noticed the headrests are compact and will fit great. Just have to head to the wreckers and find a set.

Iíll have my upholstery person recover...
Forum: Painting your RV 03-25-2022, 09:43 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,442
Posted By Weefle
Vinyl wrap

What about vinyl wrap then clear coat to protect it? Best of both worlds?

Just a thought.
Keith
Forum: RV-10 03-23-2022, 10:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 741
Posted By Weefle
Rear seat headrests

Just wondering if anyone has installed a set of removable headrests on the rear seats. I see Aerosport makes something like this. Has anyone adapted some automotive ones with success? Thought about...
Forum: RV-10 03-21-2022, 10:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,966
Posted By Weefle
Wiki

Just set up my account. This is great thanks for setting this up Martin.

Keith
Forum: Tools 03-07-2022, 09:52 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,744
Posted By Weefle
X2 for the Epson PX-900! Great machine Keith

X2 for the Epson PX-900! Great machine

Keith
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-03-2022, 08:31 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 9,269
Posted By Weefle
$ per HP a 540 is worse. Try 60k USD for a 540...

$ per HP a 540 is worse. Try 60k USD for a 540 with SDS and two alternators no fancy CAI. I agree absurd. Wait till 100LL hits 3.00 litre here in Canada.

Keith
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-24-2022, 10:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,030
Posted By Weefle
Thatís my plan...build my own engine with adult...

Thatís my plan...build my own engine with adult supervision of course:)
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-24-2022, 07:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,030
Posted By Weefle
I ordered my I0-540 last July before the last...

I ordered my I0-540 last July before the last price increase. Iím scheduled to build at Aerosport end of June. Darren said keep your fingers crossed that I have one to assemble!

Keith
Forum: RV-10 02-18-2022, 09:47 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,278
Posted By Weefle
Congratulations Paul and welcome to the world of...

Congratulations Paul and welcome to the world of RVís!

Lots of things to think about till your kit arrives for sure.
With regards to the vents in the rear there is one on either side just behind the...
Forum: Canada 02-15-2022, 10:04 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,643
Posted By Weefle
So it begs the question that I asked last year at...

So it begs the question that I asked last year at this time on avionics......Iím getting ready to spec stuff out for a Garmin package so what makes sense? Go with the GTX 335 or the 335D which is...
Forum: RV-10 02-12-2022, 09:14 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 504
Posted By Weefle
Pins

Lol....I thought I had exclusive membership to that club!

K
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 02-11-2022, 08:33 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 927
Posted By Weefle
Interview

Hi Vlad,

Great interview, thanks for posting!

Keith
Forum: Tools 02-08-2022, 10:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,695
Posted By Weefle
A little tool humour

I think weíve all been in this situation in one way or another...I know I have.

Keith
Forum: RV-10 02-06-2022, 07:00 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 18,712
Posted By Weefle
I ordered my finish and fwl fwd kit Jan 27, 2021...

I ordered my finish and fwl fwd kit Jan 27, 2021 and it was shipped November 17, 2022 so you should be getting close. Now the QB wings thatís been a fiasco. Original crate date aug 2021, then feb...
Forum: RV-10 02-05-2022, 10:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,349
Posted By Weefle
If you do a search on several other builders...

If you do a search on several other builders blogs and review their pictures you will see extra holes punched through those uprights on either side of the wing spar. I canít imagine how the guys with...
Forum: Interiors 01-31-2022, 09:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 743
Posted By Weefle
RV 10 leather for seats

Just curious if anyone has purchased leather then had an upholstery shop do their seats in an RV 10? If so do you recall how many sq. Ft. Of leather would be required? This is using the stock RV 10...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-29-2022, 02:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 790
Posted By Weefle
Check your PM Tim, Keith

Check your PM Tim,

Keith
Forum: RV-10 01-27-2022, 07:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,852
Posted By Weefle
I second that. TS makes it way too easy! Keith

I second that. TS makes it way too easy!

Keith
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-27-2022, 01:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,429
Posted By Weefle
Looks nice! Great job on it. Keith

Looks nice! Great job on it.

Keith
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-26-2022, 01:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,469
Posted By Weefle
Thanks for posting this. I think out of all the...

Thanks for posting this. I think out of all the methods described before you this one I can grasp.

Keith
Forum: RV-10 01-22-2022, 09:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 703
Posted By Weefle
That looks a lot cleaner than rivet heads...

That looks a lot cleaner than rivet heads sticking through.

Thanks

K
Forum: RV-10 01-21-2022, 07:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 703
Posted By Weefle
Cabin door reinforcement plate rivets

Iím curious what other builders have done with regard to the pulled rivets in the cabin doors that are used to hold the reinforcement plates while they are epoxied in.

Are the rivets simply to hold...
Forum: Canada 01-19-2022, 09:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 977
Posted By Weefle
Interesting numbers Ralph. I had no idea there...

Interesting numbers Ralph. I had no idea there were that many. I know in Vernon here there are quite a few.
Hopefully next year one more RV 10 will be added to the numbers.

Keith
Forum: RV-10 01-13-2022, 10:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,140
Posted By Weefle
I did some research for linear actuators before...

I did some research for linear actuators before buying these. I was able to find them but the controller I had trouble finding. The actuators are made by acutonix and are relatively cheap about...
Forum: RV-10 01-11-2022, 09:57 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,140
Posted By Weefle
Hi Rodrigo, I donít have a thermal heat gun so...

Hi Rodrigo,
I donít have a thermal heat gun so not sure how hot it got but as you can see from the outline in the one picture the steel got hot enough to leave blue marks. That torch puts out a lot...
Forum: RV-10 01-10-2022, 10:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,140
Posted By Weefle
So I took a few minutes today to do some...

So I took a few minutes today to do some destructive testing in the LavaShield. I have uploade a few pics and will try and best explain what I witnessed.

I did several tests with small coupons about...
Forum: RV-10 01-10-2022, 01:25 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 8,535
Posted By Weefle
Iím in the mid stretch with my build. My engine...

Iím in the mid stretch with my build. My engine quote was just over 60k and I locked in the price with a huge deposit prior to the Lycoming price leap in July last year. Avionics from Stein will be...
Forum: RV-10 01-08-2022, 09:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,140
Posted By Weefle
Lava...

Lava Shield....

https://www.heatshieldproducts.com/lava-shield

Got it from Summit Racing. I just couldnít get the gumption to go with the fiberfrax and titanium that some are doing.

Keith
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-08-2022, 09:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,485
Posted By Weefle
Congratulations.....and thanks for the...

Congratulations.....and thanks for the chuckle!

Keith
Forum: RV-10 01-08-2022, 08:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,140
Posted By Weefle
Hereís what Iíve done with my firewall. Still...

Hereís what Iíve done with my firewall. Still have a few things to mount Like another contactor, shunts, etc. Iím going with SDS EFI so I have the manifold pressure sensors and fuel pressure...
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