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Forum: Fiberglass 08-10-2022, 01:34 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,049
Posted By BruceW
Cut it up, glass it, redo as needed for a tight,...

Cut it up, glass it, redo as needed for a tight, long term fit. (like others have said) Its a right of passage for an RV build.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-01-2022, 01:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 327
Posted By BruceW
Cad template library ???

Im starting layout of my RV-14 panel and will do layout in Autocad.
I have cad template for panel components from years ago, but nothing applies to my Dynon setup.

Got some CAD files from Dynon,...
Forum: Tools 07-20-2022, 09:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 367
Posted By BruceW
Keyless chuck for Sioux air drill?

Im trying to source a compact keyless chuck for a Sioux air drill.
3/8" max bit. Most seem chunky for the sleek Sioux drill.
Looking for compact. Suggestions appreciated.
Forum: RV-15 07-19-2022, 02:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,662
Posted By BruceW
Guess this is the first time you have experienced...

Guess this is the first time you have experienced "thread creep".
Actually not too bad on VAF but does happen.


From sizing and parts count estimate, Im guessing the pricing will be RV-14 kit prices...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-05-2022, 09:18 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,543
Posted By BruceW
The Del-seal thingys. Used a couple as needed...

The Del-seal thingys.
Used a couple as needed during the phase 1.
No problems after 500+ hours.
Forum: Polishing your RV 06-28-2022, 07:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 990
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: 130
Views: 17,814
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: 839
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: 383
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: 117
Views: 13,450
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: 616
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: 130
Views: 17,814
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: 734
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: 1,040
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: 2,678
Posted By BruceW
What's a VOR ???

What's a VOR ???
Forum: California 06-03-2022, 02:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,453
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: 1,453
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: 4,880
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: 978
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: 822
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: 822
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: 12
Views: 2,682
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: 1,445
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: 2,112
Posted By BruceW
Bill of Sale ???

Bill of Sale ???
Forum: RV-14 04-25-2022, 07:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 961
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: 55,487
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: 55,487
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: 990
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: 764
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: 1,726
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: 43,923
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: 130
Views: 17,814
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: 8,427
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: 130
Views: 17,814
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: 830
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: 244
Views: 193,715
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: 4,778
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: 1,744
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: 2,021
Posted By BruceW
Tools, tools, tools! :D

Tools, tools, tools! :D
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-10-2022, 01:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,524
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: 1,524
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: 1,524
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: 4,778
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: 803
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: 803
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: 803
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: 130
Views: 17,814
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: 2,204
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: 60
Views: 20,662
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: 31,256
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: 3,480
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: 251,682
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: 2,005
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: 130
Views: 17,814
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: 7,612
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: 7,612
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: 130
Views: 17,814
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: 1,253
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: 130
Views: 17,814
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: 130
Views: 17,814
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: 3,115
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: 5,472
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: 1,791
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: 5,472
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...
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