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Forum: Polishing your RV 06-28-2022, 07:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 675
Posted By BruceW
Good overall description. One comment on using...

Good overall description.

One comment on using acetone for cleaning off the residue. I think a liquid wash like that puts more black residue into the tight nooks and crannies. Acetone also leaves a...
Forum: RV-14 06-26-2022, 08:30 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 15,184
Posted By BruceW
Tail-cone kit received on Friday 6/24/22. Here we...

Tail-cone kit received on Friday 6/24/22.
Here we go. Round two.

Ordered 10/21.
Cust # 141163
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-22-2022, 09:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 724
Posted By BruceW
They probably get that anyway. :D

They probably get that anyway. :D
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-22-2022, 08:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 210
Posted By BruceW
You didnt read instructions when you started?

You didnt read instructions when you started?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-20-2022, 07:09 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 11,628
Posted By BruceW
N743WW Homage to my Dad who was a wood boat...

N743WW

Homage to my Dad who was a wood boat builder and gave me the darn building bug. His initials were WWW and he was an air attack boss with the Forest Service in the 60' & 70's. His callsign...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-20-2022, 08:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 514
Posted By BruceW
Good info Chris. Mine is about the same age. Will...

Good info Chris. Mine is about the same age.
Will do the reconditioning.
Thanks.

BTW, you do movies on the side ???
Forum: RV-14 06-17-2022, 12:13 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 15,184
Posted By BruceW
Received confirmation of shipping of Emp/cone...

Received confirmation of shipping of Emp/cone kit.
Ordered 10/21.
Cust #- 141163
Forum: RV-10 06-15-2022, 06:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 614
Posted By BruceW
Take the stick and whack it all around hard for...

Take the stick and whack it all around hard for an hour and see how it does.
That is what will be happening on a windy ramp.

Maybe some padding to avoid metal on metal?
Forum: RV-14 06-15-2022, 06:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 760
Posted By BruceW
Notches ? We dont need no stinkin' notches !

Notches ? We dont need no stinkin' notches !
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-07-2022, 03:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,403
Posted By BruceW
What's a VOR ???

What's a VOR ???
Forum: California 06-03-2022, 02:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,266
Posted By BruceW
Woops! I just checked the Vans Orders, and they...

Woops!

I just checked the Vans Orders, and they DO include CA sales tax.
Must have avoided seeing it in all the numbers.

Never mind.
Forum: California 06-03-2022, 01:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,266
Posted By BruceW
California Use Tax ???

Becoming a repeat offender and ordering an RV-14 kit. Plus the other big ticket items. Wondering what Cali builders are doing for Use Tax payment, since out of State suppliers are not charging CA...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-31-2022, 09:54 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,702
Posted By BruceW
Installing a spare belt will guarantee it will...

Installing a spare belt will guarantee it will never be needed.
If not, it will beak for sure.

That's the way things work. ;)
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-31-2022, 09:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 854
Posted By BruceW
This is probably old school, but hold off final...

This is probably old school, but hold off final fitting the tail fairing. Shimming the HS or adjusting the VS for best trim during phase 1 can change fitting of tail fairing.

Done with RV-6 and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-31-2022, 09:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 713
Posted By BruceW
Ordered the ebay ones. Thanks. Duh, why did I...

Ordered the ebay ones. Thanks.

Duh, why did I find these first? Geeez.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-30-2022, 09:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 713
Posted By BruceW
Lightspeed battery pack mount clip ????

Im using Lightspeed Zulu in my RV-7. Headset plugs off the panel side corners.
The battery pack is always flopping around the side between the skin and seat pad.

A clip to mount the battery pack on...
Forum: RV-14 05-10-2022, 07:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,853
Posted By BruceW
You would flex too if you were in a 180 mph wind....

You would flex too if you were in a 180 mph wind. :)
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-28-2022, 09:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,354
Posted By BruceW
Hope you get some burnt pizza! :)

Hope you get some burnt pizza! :)
Forum: California 04-25-2022, 08:23 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,968
Posted By BruceW
Bill of Sale ???

Bill of Sale ???
Forum: RV-14 04-25-2022, 07:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 821
Posted By BruceW
What's a VOR ??? :D

What's a VOR ???

:D
Forum: RV-1 04-20-2022, 09:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 54,901
Posted By BruceW
Thanks Jerry for the update. Would be a shame if...

Thanks Jerry for the update.
Would be a shame if the family deregistered N1583 with the plan to sell as parts to avoid a perceived 'homebuilt liability' for the estate.
Forum: RV-1 04-19-2022, 08:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 54,901
Posted By BruceW
What happened to N1583? (aka Mockingbird) Looks...

What happened to N1583? (aka Mockingbird)
Looks like it has been deregistered.

I rebuilt it in the '90's and wondering what happened.
Thanks.
Forum: RV-9/9A 04-19-2022, 08:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 897
Posted By BruceW
This is great. I remember my Dad building wood...

This is great. I remember my Dad building wood boats in Denver and the "big move' out of the basement. Enjoy the day.

I now live in California. What again is a basement?
Forum: RV-14 04-19-2022, 09:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 636
Posted By BruceW
When finished, only you will see it.

When finished, only you will see it.
Forum: RV-14 04-18-2022, 01:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,568
Posted By BruceW
You didnt say type of engine. But I priced the...

You didnt say type of engine. But I priced the IO-390-EXP Thunderbolt last Summer around $41K. So a $9-10K increase since then.
Forum: My RV Build Project 04-13-2022, 06:24 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 41,135
Posted By BruceW
Cman, been a long time since build for me, but I...

Cman, been a long time since build for me, but I recall my RV-7 baffle with cooler has a BEEFY angle on the outside of the rear baffle flange and side baffle. I dont see that in your pic. I also dont...
Forum: RV-14 04-07-2022, 11:11 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 15,184
Posted By BruceW
OK, getting back on track here . . . Got...

OK, getting back on track here . . .

Got another email from Vans.
Moved my QB wing kit from Apr-Jul 2023 to Jan-Apr 2023.
Back to where it was before the last email a few weeks ago.
And now syncs...
Forum: RV-14 04-05-2022, 02:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 8,068
Posted By BruceW
Im still curious about the outlying question; why...

Im still curious about the outlying question; why would full trim be needed for cruise flight? That amount of trim deflection has to slow things down.
Rigging problem? An extended pushrod seems to be...
Forum: RV-14 04-02-2022, 10:50 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 15,184
Posted By BruceW
Got an email from Vans yesterday. Moved my QB...

Got an email from Vans yesterday.
Moved my QB wing kit from Jan-Apr 2023 to Apr-Jul 2023.
Others stayed the same.
Ordered 10/30/21.
Forum: RV-14 04-01-2022, 09:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 728
Posted By BruceW
A buddy has a 14 and wanted to convert to an...

A buddy has a 14 and wanted to convert to an A.
Wait time for new mount and gear legs was so long he dropped the idea.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-13-2022, 09:30 PM
Replies: 245
Views: 191,174
Posted By BruceW
Slurry feed from a deep mine feeding a fluxtrans...

Slurry feed from a deep mine feeding a fluxtrans conversion station.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-04-2022, 02:04 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,356
Posted By BruceW
Submitted reservation request via email on...

Submitted reservation request via email on 11/2/21.
Received confirmation letter on 3/2/22 (dated 2/18/22).

Letter states that reservation is good for 1 year from the 2/18/22 date.
And that...
Forum: RV-14 02-20-2022, 10:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,611
Posted By BruceW
Its a conundrum these days. Warranty timing...

Its a conundrum these days.
Warranty timing versus availability and pricing.
Forum: RV-14 02-20-2022, 10:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,805
Posted By BruceW
Tools, tools, tools! :D

Tools, tools, tools! :D
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-10-2022, 01:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,432
Posted By BruceW
Thanks all for the replies. For many of the...

Thanks all for the replies.

For many of the reasons posted by others here, I am inclined to go ahead and order now. More uncertainties of waiting these days than in the past.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-09-2022, 07:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,432
Posted By BruceW
See there, range of reactions. Like I was...

See there, range of reactions. Like I was thinking.

No, dont need the absolute latest and greatest. Like field tested gear.
No indecision. Know the setup I want.
Yes, would like to avoid price...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-09-2022, 01:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,432
Posted By BruceW
When to order Dynon panel ???

On the wait list for RV-14 kits. Probably receiving in 2023.
In the mean time, thinking of other things I can be going.
Like ordering a Dynon panel, go thru that wait list and build the panel in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-08-2022, 03:42 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,356
Posted By BruceW
Going on 3 months here. Funny thing is, I...

Going on 3 months here.

Funny thing is, I renewed my beacon registration and got a letter back from NOAA in a week. :confused:
Forum: Tools 02-02-2022, 09:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 740
Posted By BruceW
Thanks for the replies. Have me thinking again of...

Thanks for the replies.
Have me thinking again of a 90* right angle pneumatic drill.
Thou I have become a fan of the M12 Milwaukee tools.
No lanky hose to connect. Batteries work great.

But like the...
Forum: Tools 02-01-2022, 08:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 740
Posted By BruceW
Thanks Larry. Yup have that too, but its kind of...

Thanks Larry. Yup have that too, but its kind of clunky holding the drill and keeping the adapter from rotating.
A single 90 degree tool like the Milwaukee allows for single handed use in tight...
Forum: Tools 02-01-2022, 06:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 740
Posted By BruceW
aircraft drill bits for 1/4" hex tool ???

Have a nice 90 degree Milwaukee Cordless Right Angle Impact Driver.
Looking for ways to get #30 and #40 drill bits in for the RV build.

Short hex to drill bits in #30 and #40 would be ideal. Where...
Forum: RV-14 01-30-2022, 10:34 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 15,184
Posted By BruceW
Thanks all for participating. Keep the reports...

Thanks all for participating.
Keep the reports coming.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-30-2022, 10:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,041
Posted By BruceW
Is a little bit of pillowing a problem? No one...

Is a little bit of pillowing a problem?
No one will never see it when installed.
Is there a structural problem? Probably not.
Riven on.
Forum: RV-15 01-27-2022, 11:52 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 16,066
Posted By BruceW
Would not be surprised if Vans slows down or...

Would not be surprised if Vans slows down or delays development of the RV-15 due to need for staffing on delays on existing products.
Its not like they are hurting on sales and need a new product...
Forum: RV-14 01-27-2022, 11:46 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 30,233
Posted By BruceW
Just make Rick Robbins the supplier to Vans for...

Just make Rick Robbins the supplier to Vans for the end plates.
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-24-2022, 02:44 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,323
Posted By BruceW
I started the below thread in the 14 forum. RV-14...

I started the below thread in the 14 forum.
RV-14 "accessories" list
https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?t=201896
(how does one post an internal forum link?)

That focused on added...
Forum: RV-14 01-22-2022, 06:23 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 246,201
Posted By BruceW
Your panel has a pimple on the right side. Just...

Your panel has a pimple on the right side.
Just thought you should know.
Think they have medications for that.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-21-2022, 01:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,910
Posted By BruceW
Short answer, you will never feel it in flight.

Short answer, you will never feel it in flight.
Forum: RV-14 01-15-2022, 07:21 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 15,184
Posted By BruceW
Thanks all for posting. Here is my info. . ....

Thanks all for posting.

Here is my info. . . .
Ordered everything Mid October, deposits made early November 2021.
(gotta include the year)
Order status page NOW shows . . .
Nothing for Emp or finish...
Forum: Painting your RV 01-15-2022, 07:06 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 7,202
Posted By BruceW
Go for some vinyl accent.

Go for some vinyl accent.
Forum: Painting your RV 01-12-2022, 10:11 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 7,202
Posted By BruceW
Great thread. I like that era of paint jobs...

Great thread. I like that era of paint jobs too.

Here is mine. Instead, its a 'retro Globe Swift' homage.
Forum: RV-14 01-09-2022, 08:11 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 15,184
Posted By BruceW
No takers? Not in a sharing mood? :)

No takers? Not in a sharing mood? :)
Forum: RV-14 01-08-2022, 10:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,155
Posted By BruceW
+1 on Gary's last point.

+1 on Gary's last point.
Forum: RV-14 01-06-2022, 01:45 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 15,184
Posted By BruceW
RV-14 Kit Reporting Log format . . . Kit...

RV-14 Kit Reporting Log format . . .

Kit Type:

Serial #:

Sales Order #:

Date- Order Acknowledgement:
Forum: RV-14 01-06-2022, 01:45 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 15,184
Posted By BruceW
RV-14 Kit Reporting Log thread

Starting this thread for folks to report timing of RV-14 kit timing.
(saw this format on a CMP 1911 forum)

Please reply using format in next post.
Provide whatever info you are willing.
Including...
Forum: RV-6/6A 01-02-2022, 07:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,957
Posted By BruceW
I could loose 10-15 pounds off my RV-7. And I do...

I could loose 10-15 pounds off my RV-7.
And I do nothing to change my plane.
Not a New Years Resolution (dont do that), but losing body fat gives me more motivation when I also think I will reduce my...
Forum: RV-14 12-22-2021, 08:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,164
Posted By BruceW
OK, I did put "tailwheel fairing" in as kind of a...

OK, I did put "tailwheel fairing" in as kind of a joke.
Forum: RV-14 12-22-2021, 03:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,705
Posted By BruceW
Good question. Wikipedia shows the IO-390 with...

Good question.

Wikipedia shows the IO-390 with 8.9:1 pistons. Assume the EXP119 is the same. The O-360 is GTG with 8.5:1 pistons, but dont know if 8.9:1 makes a difference.

Interested in the answer.
Forum: RV-14 12-22-2021, 02:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,164
Posted By BruceW
David. Included this in the preamble . . . Some...

David.

Included this in the preamble . . .
Some items are needed, like seat belts, others are optional (inverted oil system)

Not trying to judge. :D
Some RV's are bare (like Van would want...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-21-2021, 10:20 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,356
Posted By BruceW
Ha! I contacted numbersforsale.com just for fun...

Ha! I contacted numbersforsale.com just for fun because they had one I was looking for. They would sell to me for $800. Um, I said no thanks.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-21-2021, 02:33 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,356
Posted By BruceW
So reservation expires 12 months from the date of...

So reservation expires 12 months from the date of
- submitting the request, or
- when confirmation is received ???
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-17-2021, 12:53 PM
Replies: 824
Views: 973,039
Posted By BruceW
I would be blinded by all the white paint. :)

I would be blinded by all the white paint. :)
Forum: RV-14 12-12-2021, 11:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,164
Posted By BruceW
Thanks for the replies. Yeah, didnt want to get...

Thanks for the replies.

Yeah, didnt want to get into avionics since there is a lot of stuff there.
Mainly focused on airframe things that are NOT included in the kit but you REALLY DO need them. You...
Forum: RV-14 12-12-2021, 12:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,164
Posted By BruceW
RV-14 "accessories" list

UPDATE

Here is a list of “accessory” items NOT included in the standard or QB Vans RV-14 kits.
Some items are needed, like seat belts, others are optional (inverted oil system)
Keeping it simple....
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