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Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-14-2022, 06:42 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,399
Posted By tfoster100
Just Amazing video- thank you for sharing and...

Just Amazing video- thank you for sharing and inspiring us all.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-04-2022, 04:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 632
Posted By tfoster100
I had the same issue but it would keep trimming...

I had the same issue but it would keep trimming all the way to the left.
I just unhooked mine. I didnít like the spring mechanism anyway. Seems to fly fine without so far although I havenít done...
Forum: RV-15 07-25-2022, 04:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,487
Posted By tfoster100
Thanks for the pictures for those of us not lucky...

Thanks for the pictures for those of us not lucky enough to be there. It looks great. Nice to see such clean workmanship too. IO 390 sounds great for the power option to me.
Forum: Interiors 06-16-2022, 02:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,280
Posted By tfoster100
Lemke Seats

I just installed my seats and side panels from Lemke. Very impressed with the quality- the leather feels very high quality and the workmanship is top notch.

One note I didn’t think about getting...
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-20-2022, 05:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,075
Posted By tfoster100
14 sticks

Sounds good. I will send one to each of you. PM sent for details.
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-20-2022, 04:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,075
Posted By tfoster100
RV-14 sticks

I have 2 RV-14 sticks I am not using if you are interested.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-19-2022, 09:06 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,770
Posted By tfoster100
Inspection Done RV-14a

Got my pink slip from Mel. The good kind of pink slip. Two years for me and two years by the previous builder. Great feeling to have this milestone complete. And shout out to Troy, Chis, and Martha...
Forum: Texas (North) 02-12-2022, 04:56 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 322
Posted By tfoster100
Wing Stand available DFW area

Any new builders in the DFW area need a wing stand. I just installed my wings and donít need my stand anymore.
Free to good home - or better yet make a contribution to Vansairforce.
Forum: Texas (North) 01-11-2022, 08:19 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 479
Posted By tfoster100
Seats to borrow or buy or rent

Iím getting close to inspection and first flight. But my seats wont be ready for several more months. Iím wondering if anyone in the greater DFW area has some old seats they could lend me, rent to...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-08-2022, 02:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,015
Posted By tfoster100
Restarting thread on canopy release

Iím thinking of similar setup to what Flight Chops did. Just looking for a few more pictures. Will either locate on left panel or under panel in middle.

20678
Forum: RV-14 12-01-2021, 12:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 10,971
Posted By tfoster100
Vans site - Tuf-Tow Seat belts

Has anyone tried the Tuf-tow seat belts I see on the Vans store. It looks like they have the regular buckle like on commercial airlines. Just curious if anyone has tried those. Iíve always heard...
Forum: Texas (South) 08-31-2021, 11:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,159
Posted By tfoster100
FAA Registration

And follow on question. When registering once build complete - are there any other taxes or fees required. It looks like itís just a $5 fee with all the appropriate forms. But just want to confirm...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-23-2021, 07:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,748
Posted By tfoster100
Just saw video of release handle moved over to...

Just saw video of release handle moved over to far left. Did some searching but donít see pictures of the behind panel for that move. Are folks using a cable system to make that work?

Thanks
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-10-2021, 07:55 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 15,568
Posted By tfoster100
Looks Great

Very nice - I like the use of the wood for the template. Will be watching to see the final product.
Forum: RV-14 03-22-2021, 08:13 PM
Replies: 219
Views: 212,110
Posted By tfoster100
Cowling

Trimmed the cowling to initial scribe lines. Amazing kit so far with scribe lines like that. Impressive. Now the harder fine sanding and fitting to fuselage I believe....
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-07-2021, 01:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,830
Posted By tfoster100
I have been thinking about what to do with mine...

I have been thinking about what to do with mine on the 14a. Seems like it would be handy like Mel and others have said for periodic maintenance. Although on 14 itís a bit easier to access avionics...
Forum: My RV Build Project 02-15-2021, 03:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 7,226
Posted By tfoster100
Cold in Texas

Cold weather here in Texas has me itching to get some sort of progress on the plane. Feels like -7 degrees in the workshop and not set up for heating since we usually donít need it.

Pulled out...
Forum: Propellers 02-10-2021, 10:18 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 9,049
Posted By tfoster100
Iíve never heard of a Holy Cowl but I think I...

Iíve never heard of a Holy Cowl but I think I need to get one now. What is it? 😀
Forum: RV-14 02-06-2021, 05:48 PM
Replies: 219
Views: 212,110
Posted By tfoster100
Engine Baffles

Attached the baffles, red cube and upgraded hoses from Aircraft Specialty.

The baffles fit really nicely- as advertised hardly any cutting required just a few small spots to file off for a good...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-14-2021, 07:58 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,298
Posted By tfoster100
SD-8

Reviving this thread with a question as Iím about to add a backup alternator for my 14.
Would a SD-8 be worthwhile as backup if the goal is just to get you back you your home field. Looks like...
Forum: RV-14 01-13-2021, 05:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,214
Posted By tfoster100
Nosewheel SB

Iím still building and hadnít mounted it yet so the modification was fairly easy. Just used a cutting wheel and grinder and made several straight cuts then cleaned up edges with Dremel. Primed it...
Forum: My RV Build Project 01-13-2021, 05:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 7,226
Posted By tfoster100
On wheels and Engine hung

Itís been awhile since I posted an update. Hit big milestone this week by getting it on wheels and hanging the motor. What a difference that makes - feels like another leap forward. Although now...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-07-2021, 05:32 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,643
Posted By tfoster100
Looks good. Iím planning mine right now as well. ...

Looks good. Iím planning mine right now as well. And agree on the second panel on co pilot side. Iím thinking of leaving it blank for now for possible add of second. But in meantime use an iPad...
Forum: RV-14 01-04-2021, 07:16 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,886
Posted By tfoster100
RV-14 Engine Mount Available

I received a 14 engine mount instead of the 14a.

Before I ship this back to Vans does anybody near DFW need one?

This one has the attachments for the mains - which was the first warning I got...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 12-31-2020, 01:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,516
Posted By tfoster100
Looks like a good trip. Nice blog site too. ...

Looks like a good trip. Nice blog site too. Especially liked the story about alternator going out and replacing it. Nice to be able to use the auto parts alternator and get back in the air.
Forum: RV-14 12-21-2020, 12:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,680
Posted By tfoster100
Anyone need 14 engine mount (tail dragger)

Thank you to Jim Danby for letting me use his 14a engine mount. Much appreciated.

While at it - before I ship the tail dragger 14 engine mount back to Vans. Does anyone need one in DFW area? ...
Forum: RV-14 12-16-2020, 04:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,680
Posted By tfoster100
RV-14A Engine Mount

Does anyone happen to have a 14A engine mount sitting around? I have a 14 taildragger engine mount that was delivered in error.

Vans has my replacement on back order.

Iíve got my engine ready...
Forum: RV-14 12-16-2020, 10:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,847
Posted By tfoster100
I just did mine and had the same difficulty. Saw...

I just did mine and had the same difficulty. Saw some posts here where they ground down the edges a bit to allow fit. I gradually took just a bit off with a grinder being careful not to take too...
Forum: Reviews 09-26-2020, 12:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,696
Posted By tfoster100
+1 for great service and products. And yes they...

+1 for great service and products. And yes they have online store. Ordered and received in 24 hours when the order was over $100. Also some great deals n used bits and pieces. My favorite next to...
Forum: RV-14 08-28-2020, 04:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,457
Posted By tfoster100
I found several good posts on various sizes. ...

I found several good posts on various sizes. Google it and put Vansairforce in your search.
Forum: My RV Build Project 08-15-2020, 03:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 7,226
Posted By tfoster100
Dreaded Canopy Section 38

One month into canopy section. Iím reading and re-reading manual carefully as Iíve heard this is one of most difficult or prone to error areas. The canopy assembly is taking shape. Ironically...
Forum: RV-14 07-14-2020, 09:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,013
Posted By tfoster100
Welcome to the club. Ditto on skipping around. ...

Welcome to the club. Ditto on skipping around. Make a system for knowing what you skipped and to help ensure you go back on some of the small steps. Enjoy the build. Iím on a short vacation and...
Forum: Virtual Hangar 07-13-2020, 06:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 8,347
Posted By tfoster100
Very nice - looks great.

Very nice - looks great.
Forum: My RV Build Project 07-02-2020, 07:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 7,226
Posted By tfoster100
Finishing Kit

Received the kit in good shape. Thank you to Stewart Transport. I highly recommend them for your RV shipping. Takes most of the worry out of the equation. Experience and right equipment with built...
Forum: RV-14 06-20-2020, 09:01 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 10,184
Posted By tfoster100
Mounting mine to Vans supplied plate. Curious if...

Mounting mine to Vans supplied plate. Curious if any downside to having single taxi lite on the side instead of on top of the combo grouping. It fits the plate a bit Better....
Forum: Reviews 06-19-2020, 09:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,136
Posted By tfoster100
I?ve heard great things as well. Seems like very...

I?ve heard great things as well. Seems like very valuable training and I plan to get that as well.
Forum: RV-14 06-05-2020, 07:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,227
Posted By tfoster100
Congratulations and welcome to the club.

Congratulations and welcome to the club.
Forum: RV-14 06-05-2020, 02:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,734
Posted By tfoster100
Congratulations. There are a lot of us building...

Congratulations. There are a lot of us building 14?s. Welcome to the club.
Forum: Tools 06-02-2020, 11:48 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,581
Posted By tfoster100
Numatix- lighter, smaller, cooler

Numatix- lighter, smaller, cooler
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-31-2020, 03:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,399
Posted By tfoster100
Engine Order Discount

Hi Greg - w Oshkosh cancelled any word on if there will be any additional discount on Lycoming + Prop purchase this year beyond the $1,000 combo price.

Thanks
Forum: RV-14 05-18-2020, 11:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 7,573
Posted By tfoster100
Crack n baggage floor

I also had crack in same place it looks. Just confirming the consensus is build on and later steps will help reinforce that area? Curious if any current flying have this same crack? If I need to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-15-2020, 01:14 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,748
Posted By tfoster100
That looks great. Thanks for the tip.

That looks great. Thanks for the tip.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-29-2020, 10:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,117
Posted By tfoster100
+ 1 vote for heads up display. Hope that comes...

+ 1 vote for heads up display. Hope that comes along in a lower cost experimental product soon.
Forum: Tools 04-05-2020, 01:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,815
Posted By tfoster100
Stockmanreef. I had not heard of that method for...

Stockmanreef. I had not heard of that method for nutplates. That sounds like a game changer. What a time saving. Thanks
Forum: Tools 04-04-2020, 08:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,272
Posted By tfoster100
I have one that I use a lot, especially removing...

I have one that I use a lot, especially removing clecos. I never turn down an opportunity for a tool that can make my life even a little bit easier. I think that?s my new motto.
Forum: RV-14 04-01-2020, 07:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,040
Posted By tfoster100
Congratulations- looks like great paint job too.

Congratulations- looks like great paint job too.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-29-2020, 06:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,177
Posted By tfoster100
Perfect timing. I?m planning for my delivery by...

Perfect timing. I?m planning for my delivery by Stewart and was wondering how their crane worked. Looks like that helps a lot.
Forum: My RV Build Project 03-28-2020, 04:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 7,226
Posted By tfoster100
RV Build - Take Two

After selling my last project I had immediate sellers remorse. Basically before it was out of the driveway.
So about a year later I begin again. This time with quite a bit of head start thanks...
Forum: Texas (North) 08-09-2019, 05:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,181
Posted By tfoster100
Welcome

Welcome Tim. I?m a new builder and happy to meet up. I could use help bucking rivets. Sent you a PM
Forum: My RV Build Project 07-29-2019, 09:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 17,983
Posted By tfoster100
Thumbs up Oshkosh Motivated

Finally made it to Oshkosh and my wife and I thoroughly enjoyed it. The highlights were meeting Van himself, hearing astronauts tell stories, the night time airshow and just the overall gigantic feel...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-09-2019, 11:54 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 14,602
Posted By tfoster100
Great looking panel. It?s just amazing how...

Great looking panel. It?s just amazing how quickly EFIS are evolving and the functionality that is available. Love the weight savings too. Im a few years away from completion and imagining how...
Forum: Safety 06-17-2019, 08:43 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,191
Posted By tfoster100
Halo headset

I wonder if the low profile of Halo headset types make easier to modify helmets too. Seems like that would allow less modifications.
Forum: Texas (North) 05-27-2019, 07:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 651
Posted By tfoster100
Welcome David. I studied the 10 for several years...

Welcome David. I studied the 10 for several years and finally just pulled the trigger. I?m working on empennage and tailcone now and have QB wings on order. I think there are several others building...
Forum: My RV Build Project 05-21-2019, 07:03 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 17,983
Posted By tfoster100
Smile Priming Done

Now I know why there are primer wars/debates. So glad to have that part done so I can get on with riveting and the build. I studied and planned and prepared and mostly delayed just getting this...
Forum: Texas (North) 05-16-2019, 04:36 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 565
Posted By tfoster100
Wing Cradle - DFW

I just got the much anticipated email from vans that my QB wings are in. It?s for RV-10.

I plan to build the wing cradle based on plans I see on this site. But before I do - in the spirit of...
Forum: Primers 04-18-2019, 05:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,990
Posted By tfoster100
Screen for primer

I see a lot of posts and pictures that show a screen to hold the parts. How useful is that vs just laying on cardboard or newspapers. For just priming the tailcone parts is it worth it? I plan...
Forum: My RV Build Project 04-14-2019, 02:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 17,983
Posted By tfoster100
First Mistake

I was admiring my new found countersinking skills when I realized I had just drilled 24 of them on the wrong side of the battery bell-crank mount. Ugh. At least it’s a smaller part and it looks...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 02-25-2019, 05:12 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,756
Posted By tfoster100
Thanks for sharing. +1 for the bucket list.

Thanks for sharing. +1 for the bucket list.
Forum: RV-14 02-25-2019, 05:02 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 252,582
Posted By tfoster100
This is my new favorite panel and interior. ...

This is my new favorite panel and interior. Couple years away but I love the look all the way around.
Forum: Texas (North) 02-19-2019, 10:23 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 975
Posted By tfoster100
Sun-n-fun 2019

On this cold, dreary and rainy day in DFW I thought it would be good to think about warmer times and the upcoming Sun-n-fun in April. Is it too early to start thinking and planning a trip? I hope...
Forum: My RV Build Project 02-13-2019, 03:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 17,983
Posted By tfoster100
Progress

Now this is how you make quick progress. Courtesy of Brandon’s work.


https://www.dropbox.com/sh/vgnl5ite7erdi3v/AAB_yz6YTl-icWIQ37j0_U68a?dl=0
Forum: My RV Build Project 02-12-2019, 05:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 17,983
Posted By tfoster100
Christmas in February

Ordered my tools from Isham and starting to get serious here. I got the RV-10 kit tool package and looks like a bit of everything.

Also working with Brandon on the tail kit a couple hours at a...
Forum: My RV Build Project 01-27-2019, 04:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 17,983
Posted By tfoster100
Prebuilt Empennage

Well thanks to Brandon in nearby Denton I?ve got a headstart on my build already. Just bought his mostly done empennage kit. We are working on the tailcone and I?m learning a lot. Got a lesson on...
Forum: My RV Build Project 01-13-2019, 11:44 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 17,983
Posted By tfoster100
Tail kit

I?m thinking about buying a completed tail kit/ empennage. What type of things would you check from a quality and workmanship standpoint.
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