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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-26-2022, 08:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 576
Posted By nohoflyer
I use rattle can for interior parts only.

I use rattle can for interior parts only.
Forum: The RV Grin 09-26-2022, 08:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 901
Posted By nohoflyer
Lucky you.

Lucky you.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-26-2022, 04:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 576
Posted By nohoflyer
Thanks but I am only willing to use the rattle...

Thanks but I am only willing to use the rattle cans.

I found a company called SPS Industrial that sells it for 7 bucks or so.

Amazon wanted 29 bucks a can.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-26-2022, 04:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 576
Posted By nohoflyer
Self etching primer cost up?

Am I nuts or did the cost of primer just go through the roof? I went on Amazon to look for Rustoleum self etching and it was 28 bucks a can. I think it was half that a few months ago.
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-24-2022, 01:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,123
Posted By nohoflyer
Iím right at this spot. My holes lined up they...

Iím right at this spot. My holes lined up they just needed some forceful convincing.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-22-2022, 02:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,319
Posted By nohoflyer
I over bent the **** out of my longerons. What...

I over bent the **** out of my longerons. What did I miss? Below is what you get if you squeeze the dies too hard apparently. I had to whack them straighter....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-22-2022, 08:53 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,061
Posted By nohoflyer
So jealous. My kids have no desire.

So jealous. My kids have no desire.
Forum: Primers 09-22-2022, 08:48 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,235
Posted By nohoflyer
I had one particularly sweaty build session in my...

I had one particularly sweaty build session in my hangar a few years ago. I returned to my project a week later and there were several large areas undergoing corrosion. I couldnít believe it.
Forum: RV-6/6A 09-21-2022, 01:00 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,520
Posted By nohoflyer
That kind of work makes me feel good about my...

That kind of work makes me feel good about my kind of work.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-21-2022, 08:41 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,283
Posted By nohoflyer
Itís expensive having a young family. I could...

Itís expensive having a young family. I could never have done this 8-10 years ago. Even though I had a good job, my wife didnít really work and things were always tight.

Consider what you will be...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-20-2022, 06:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,069
Posted By nohoflyer
What size do you have. I see 4-16 inch options.

What size do you have. I see 4-16 inch options.
Forum: RV-14 09-20-2022, 08:43 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,221
Posted By nohoflyer
I agree the air drill is fun but not necessary.

I agree the air drill is fun but not necessary.
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-18-2022, 01:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 568
Posted By nohoflyer
Thanks I have the Dynon aoa/pitot and roll servo...

Thanks I have the Dynon aoa/pitot and roll servo already installed in the wings. I believe there were some static ports in that kit.
Forum: Safety 09-18-2022, 06:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,455
Posted By nohoflyer
I hate it when they are working multiple...

I hate it when they are working multiple frequencies. You canít hear the other transmissions so when you go to call they sometimes get frustrated that Iím stepping on someone that I canít even hear!
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-18-2022, 05:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 568
Posted By nohoflyer
Thanks for the replies.

Thanks for the replies.
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-17-2022, 08:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 568
Posted By nohoflyer
So it sounds like buying the adahars unit now...

So it sounds like buying the adahars unit now would be best since Iím constructing the aft fuse? I was really hoping to do this more towards the end. Am I being dumb by not getting way out in front...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-17-2022, 08:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 568
Posted By nohoflyer
Iím not 100% sure yet. I canít believe some of...

Iím not 100% sure yet. I canít believe some of these decisions are coming up so fast.
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-17-2022, 08:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 568
Posted By nohoflyer
Bulkheads and static holes

Iím doing my bulkheads now and I see per the plans there are holes drilled to accommodate the static port.

Iím going Dynon IFR and Iím wondering how different their static system is from Vanís...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-17-2022, 08:21 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,123
Posted By nohoflyer
What about making all new holes, respecting edge...

What about making all new holes, respecting edge distance while doing so, then micro-ing (bondoing) the old holes later?
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-15-2022, 07:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,645
Posted By nohoflyer
Honestly I donít do anything different and had an...

Honestly I donít do anything different and had an easy time drilling the firewall.

YMMV
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-13-2022, 07:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 620
Posted By nohoflyer
I clamp the piece into my vice. I use one of...

I clamp the piece into my vice.

I use one of the 3 inch cutoff wheels, they are the thin abrasive kind.

I have a tool similar to the one...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-13-2022, 02:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 620
Posted By nohoflyer
I have a large cutoff tool which does a good job...

I have a large cutoff tool which does a good job on even the thicker aluminum bars. Makita corded.
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-13-2022, 01:57 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 208
Posted By nohoflyer
Jeez. Never mind. They come constructed now but...

Jeez. Never mind. They come constructed now but are on backorder. Still at a standstill.

Ugh.
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-13-2022, 01:54 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 208
Posted By nohoflyer
F-605C mats?

I already used my one Aluminum Bar (AB125x1 1/2 x 48) to make my F-705B. I triple checked the inventory and only one long AB125 is included.

How am I supposed to make the 2 F-605C? I need 25 inches...
Forum: Tools 09-12-2022, 07:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,045
Posted By nohoflyer
You will thank your effort later as you progress....

You will thank your effort later as you progress. Nice. You’ll probably be making more as you collect more tools. As far as bits go I’d make one of those blocks for the different bits and have one...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-08-2022, 12:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,854
Posted By nohoflyer
Agree. Iím on year 5.

Agree. Iím on year 5.
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-06-2022, 09:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 313
Posted By nohoflyer
Just did a search and see that itís not required...

Just did a search and see that itís not required for fuel injected engines.

Looks like Iíll wait till I make my decision.
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-06-2022, 09:31 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 313
Posted By nohoflyer
F-601Z pump doubler

Iíve been looking through some build logs and noticed that guys arenít doing the fuel pump doubler that attaches to the firewall. Any reasons Iím not seeing cause Iím just following the directions....
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-05-2022, 12:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 304
Posted By nohoflyer
Good reply thanks. I did in fact make 3/4 holes...

Good reply thanks. I did in fact make 3/4 holes in another section. Maybe Iíll just not use these holes at all. Weird engineering at work here.
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-05-2022, 11:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 304
Posted By nohoflyer
What do I do with F704C?

Do I cut into the F704C to accommodate this hole? Cause now itís not round and would not fit a bushing.

https://i.ibb.co/3kb6zF2/B3-C3-F210-B480-4-BB5-AFDA-5-A77-A911-F3-AC.jpg...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-05-2022, 11:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,078
Posted By nohoflyer
Iím at this point. I donít see a rivet call out...

Iím at this point. I donít see a rivet call out for arranging the 704G at all. Iím assuming itís a #30 hole though.
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-04-2022, 08:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 272
Posted By nohoflyer
Perfect thanks.

Perfect thanks.
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-04-2022, 06:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 272
Posted By nohoflyer
Main bulkhead conduit holes mods

About to step-drill the holes into the main bulkhead per the fuselage plans. Thinking ahead at my full IFR Dynon system Iím dreaming of, does anyone recommend additional ďholesĒ for running...
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-31-2022, 09:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 553
Posted By nohoflyer
Maybe he can ask vans to send the bulkheads.

Maybe he can ask vans to send the bulkheads.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-30-2022, 07:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 567
Posted By nohoflyer
Yes. There are many 470ad4-x rivets.

Yes. There are many 470ad4-x rivets.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 08-30-2022, 05:15 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,359
Posted By nohoflyer
What he said. For those of you who say “do your...

What he said.

For those of you who say “do your homework”, that is what this site is for me. A jumping off point. Personally I’m not a mechanic and have no experience with engines at all. And...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-27-2022, 02:39 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 314
Posted By nohoflyer
Fuse gotchas

Is there a list on here? I’m about to start it for my 7A and would be interested. I know it’s not as clear as the first two kits.

Thanks.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-27-2022, 02:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 549
Posted By nohoflyer
Interesting.

Interesting.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-22-2022, 06:45 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,564
Posted By nohoflyer
I am renting a corner of a wood shop that is in a...

I am renting a corner of a wood shop that is in a residential neighborhood.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-19-2022, 10:09 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,418
Posted By nohoflyer
Has anyone experienced corrosion where the...

Has anyone experienced corrosion where the aluminum and the back riveting plate come into contact? I had this happened in a few spots. It was an outline of the plate on my skin.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-18-2022, 03:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,462
Posted By nohoflyer
Update Iím half way through my RV-7 fuse...

Update


Iím half way through my RV-7 fuse crating window and just got the email that it has moved to shipping. Yippee.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-16-2022, 08:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 593
Posted By nohoflyer
Are they cheaper than going direct through Dynon?...

Are they cheaper than going direct through Dynon? Seems weird.
Forum: Job Board 08-16-2022, 06:30 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,701
Posted By nohoflyer
Do you guys retire out at 65 like the 121 guys?

Do you guys retire out at 65 like the 121 guys?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-14-2022, 11:00 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,828
Posted By nohoflyer
I knew a 141 pilot who went to TPS so I donít...

I knew a 141 pilot who went to TPS so I donít know about that (1994). Iím sure he flew many more planes once he was there though.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-14-2022, 10:58 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,828
Posted By nohoflyer
I find this fascinating for some reason.

I find this fascinating for some reason.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-13-2022, 03:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,828
Posted By nohoflyer
Is this even required? I always assumed that I’d...

Is this even required? I always assumed that I’d be making the first flight. My wife often jokes about me hiring a test pilot and I tell her no way that’s my job.

Honestly I find it odd that Vic...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-10-2022, 04:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,462
Posted By nohoflyer
Iím at the beginning of my Rv-7a fuse crating...

Iím at the beginning of my Rv-7a fuse crating window. I called and they said they should be starting in a day or so.
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-09-2022, 02:52 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,018
Posted By nohoflyer
Call them.

Call them.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-08-2022, 02:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,412
Posted By nohoflyer
Following this thread as Iím interested too.

Following this thread as Iím interested too.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-08-2022, 10:00 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,173
Posted By nohoflyer
Get some hours and apply to an intermediate job...

Get some hours and apply to an intermediate job on your way to a regional. Don’t slow down to get more hours, get paid to fly. Then get to 1500 hrs and get into a regional. Once there everyone you...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-07-2022, 03:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 447
Posted By nohoflyer
Or bend it out, dimple, bend back. But the...

Or bend it out, dimple, bend back. But the smaller the bend you make probably the better. I use the vise grip dimpler.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-06-2022, 03:20 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 660
Posted By nohoflyer
If your crating date is nearÖ

Make sure you got the email asking for full payment. I did not. Thankfully I called Vans on the first day of my window to check on status. They asked if I received the final payment email and I said...
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-31-2022, 09:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,091
Posted By nohoflyer
I constructed all the pieces and stored them all...

I constructed all the pieces and stored them all unassembled.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-27-2022, 10:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 371
Posted By nohoflyer
Many bad reviews of that app. Looks like it often...

Many bad reviews of that app. Looks like it often does not work.

Thx though.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-27-2022, 08:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 371
Posted By nohoflyer
DXF file viewer

Some of Vansí files for download are in a dxf format. I use an iPad for all things computer these days. Does anyone either know how to view these easily or do you have them downloaded and can...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-26-2022, 08:06 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,849
Posted By nohoflyer
30-50 psi bucking 90 psi drilling 40-50 psi pop...

30-50 psi bucking
90 psi drilling
40-50 psi pop puller

YMMV
Forum: Reviews 07-23-2022, 10:34 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,124
Posted By nohoflyer
Yes i have the Cleveland tool one and my only...

Yes i have the Cleveland tool one and my only complaint is the madrel ejecting. Only if Iím tilting it back does the mandrel go into the holder. Otherwise itís generally the floor.
Forum: Reviews 07-22-2022, 06:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,124
Posted By nohoflyer
I have one and love it.

I have one and love it.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 07-21-2022, 11:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 987
Posted By nohoflyer
Sounds like an adventure. And this is why Iím...

Sounds like an adventure.

And this is why Iím building IFR. Options.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-21-2022, 11:22 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,405
Posted By nohoflyer
Honestly Iím sure the ďpanic buyingĒ that...

Honestly Iím sure the ďpanic buyingĒ that occurred has only made things much worse. When people heard about a backlog they started ordering kits they wouldnít have normally.

So not to put words in...
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-21-2022, 11:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 355
Posted By nohoflyer
A twist or two of the bearings will make your...

A twist or two of the bearings will make your cutting with a laser overkill.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-21-2022, 11:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 871
Posted By nohoflyer
Iíve done the class. It was well worth the time....

Iíve done the class. It was well worth the time. As far as where to take it thatís up to you but I would have made a lot of mistakes without it.
Forum: RV-10 07-19-2022, 03:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,856
Posted By nohoflyer
Get a new one. You donít want to deal with their...

Get a new one. You donít want to deal with their mistakes.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-18-2022, 04:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 776
Posted By nohoflyer
Wins the internet today! Build onÖ..

Wins the internet today!

Build onÖ..
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