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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-17-2022, 06:44 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 16,248
Posted By Presmini
N679PG Short story is it incorporates each of my...

N679PG

Short story is it incorporates each of my family's "identifiers" while still being relatively easy to say and looking cool.

Long story here:

What's with the callsign N679PG?...
Forum: Polishing your RV 07-17-2022, 06:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,330
Posted By Presmini
Looks great!

Looks great!
Forum: My RV Build Project 02-01-2022, 10:06 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,253
Posted By Presmini
Whew! Thanks Stu.

Whew! Thanks Stu.
Forum: My RV Build Project 02-01-2022, 09:25 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,253
Posted By Presmini
Thanks for the tip Stu! (btw, I watch all your...

Thanks for the tip Stu! (btw, I watch all your videos..really enjoy the content!)

My understanding is that those rivets are special and have no "through hole" for a leak path. AD-41H and AD-42N. Is...
Forum: My RV Build Project 02-01-2022, 12:53 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,253
Posted By Presmini
Thanks Jim! That's the route I ended up going...

Thanks Jim! That's the route I ended up going this evening. I'll post soon about it, but looks like it went well. Pressure test this saturday!

Thanks for the tip!
Forum: My RV Build Project 01-30-2022, 11:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,253
Posted By Presmini
Left tank rear baffle sealed up!

this weekend I sealed up the rear baffle of the left tank. Using the pneumatic sealant applicator was a complete luxury, but I highly recommend it for those not trying to stay on a budget. We'll see...
Forum: My RV Build Project 01-30-2022, 11:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,566
Posted By Presmini
looking good. keep it up!

looking good. keep it up!
Forum: My RV Build Project 01-18-2022, 11:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,253
Posted By Presmini
Ha ha youíre probably right. Lumber has been out...

Ha ha youíre probably right. Lumber has been out of control. Hopefully they are starting to come back down.
Forum: My RV Build Project 01-17-2022, 11:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,253
Posted By Presmini
@KevinPereira, not sure why your message isn't...

@KevinPereira, not sure why your message isn't showing up in the thread but regarding your ask of what I used to build my wing jig, it's 8020 aluminum extrusion. There are a few blog posts about the...
Forum: My RV Build Project 01-16-2022, 12:04 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,253
Posted By Presmini
Wing Skeletons and Fuel Tanks

Hey All,
It's been a while since I've updated here! The Blog (https://n679pg.blog) has been kept up to date if you want the nitty gritty, but I thought I'd share a quick update here as well. I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-13-2022, 08:31 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,890
Posted By Presmini
Congrats! Great write up and an inspiration for...

Congrats! Great write up and an inspiration for all of us still in ďthe grindĒ. Enjoy the fruits of your labor, and start saving up for that RV-15Ö:)!
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-27-2021, 08:54 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,194
Posted By Presmini
Thanks for posting this!

Thanks for posting this!
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-26-2021, 09:15 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,194
Posted By Presmini
+1 on additional info on your install. Are there...

+1 on additional info on your install. Are there pre-made strakes out there? Or is this a full custom mod?
Forum: Primers 12-25-2021, 07:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,179
Posted By Presmini
Yup. I have the same. One of these days Iím...

Yup. I have the same. One of these days Iím convinced the shaft is going to snap, but so far so good!
Forum: Primers 12-25-2021, 04:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,179
Posted By Presmini
THanks for all this great testing. Iíve been...

THanks for all this great testing. Iíve been using the EkoClean, EkoEtch, EkoPrime combo as well, and so far I love the ease of use. I got the 3M Performance Spray Gun with the PPS 2.0 system and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-23-2021, 11:13 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 12,373
Posted By Presmini
Thanks for the update. I agree with others that...

Thanks for the update. I agree with others that the most important part of this post is the commitment to consistent communication with your customers. We understand the crazy global supply chain...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 12-23-2021, 11:08 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,681
Posted By Presmini
very cool. thanks for sharing. Definitely on my...

very cool. thanks for sharing. Definitely on my bucket list once I have a working plane...:).
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-14-2021, 08:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,769
Posted By Presmini
Super exciting! I remember when I got my wing kit...

Super exciting! I remember when I got my wing kit back in September. I could hardly sleep the night before. Remember, if you take the day off, it will arrive after 5pm, otherwise itíll be there first...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-11-2021, 10:43 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 12,955
Posted By Presmini
Ouch. Think of it as $1 per pageÖ:).

Ouch. Think of it as $1 per pageÖ:).
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-10-2021, 09:38 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 12,955
Posted By Presmini
One correction here on my experience. I was...

One correction here on my experience. I was pleasantly surprised to see that Vans had combined 4 orders into one shipment so shipment prices felt a lot more reasonable. Thanks Vans!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-09-2021, 12:46 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 12,955
Posted By Presmini
I know this is a slightly different variation of...

I know this is a slightly different variation of the issue, but my W-710 ribs were backordered in my September delivery of the Wing. It is coming up on 3 months, and I still haven't gotten it. Latest...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-01-2021, 05:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,944
Posted By Presmini
congrats! Let the journey begin. We're all here...

congrats! Let the journey begin. We're all here learning together....good luck!!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-30-2021, 10:59 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,084
Posted By Presmini
Thanks Adam! That's it.

Thanks Adam! That's it.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-30-2021, 09:39 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,084
Posted By Presmini
Where is that kit status page again?

I could have sworn I saw a link to a Van's kit status page somewhere in the forums. It allowed you to enter your builder number and it showed the status of each of your kit orders. For the life of me...
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-28-2021, 10:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,156
Posted By Presmini
refreshing this post as it's been quite a few...

refreshing this post as it's been quite a few years. In my RV-8 wing kit, there is neither the AS-025x9 3/8x26 sheets, or the AS-025x10x48. I verified this on the packing slip. I guess Van's assumes...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-19-2021, 10:15 AM
Replies: 76
Sticky: Daily RV Pic
Views: 33,106
Posted By Presmini
Wow. Beautiful paint job. Who did it?

Wow. Beautiful paint job. Who did it?
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-19-2021, 09:51 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 78,480
Posted By Presmini
I won't comment on the quality of the posts, but...

I won't comment on the quality of the posts, but I figured I'd share my blog now that I'm starting to get somewhere with my build. I'd love folks to subscribe and follow along if they're interested....
Forum: My RV Build Project 11-19-2021, 09:46 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,253
Posted By Presmini
Wing Skeletons on Stands!

Quick Update on my build. (Lots more updates on my blog (https://n679pg.blog) if you're interested).

I built an overengineered wing stand that is working out great. I finally got the wing skeletons...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-19-2021, 08:03 AM
Replies: 76
Sticky: Daily RV Pic
Views: 33,106
Posted By Presmini
Great pictures all. And it definitely works to...

Great pictures all. And it definitely works to motivate. Itís gonna be a while still for meÖ but will come back here often for inspiration!
Forum: RV-10 11-07-2021, 05:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,023
Posted By Presmini
Nice list. Fuel flow tip is great one!

Nice list. Fuel flow tip is great one!
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-03-2021, 04:00 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 10,900
Posted By Presmini
Thanks for taking us along on this journey. I am...

Thanks for taking us along on this journey. I am a couple months away from fuel tanks and I'm not sure if I'm more nervous or less nervous from your adventures, but I'm definitely more...
Forum: My RV Build Project 11-01-2021, 11:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,253
Posted By Presmini
Wing Skeleton coming together!

Quick update on the RV-8. After painstaking rib work (flange bending and rib straightening are the worst!), I finally got to see things come together with the first assembly fitting of the wing...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-23-2021, 05:14 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 19,604
Posted By Presmini
This is going to save me a ton of time. Home...

This is going to save me a ton of time. Home Depot, here I come!
Forum: My RV Build Project 10-17-2021, 11:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,253
Posted By Presmini
First Priming session done

Making slow but sure progress. Primed rear spar and tie-down assemblies. Lots of detail on the blog post (https://www.n679pg.blog/2021/10/16/priming-day-for-real/), but here are some highlight...
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-12-2021, 06:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,270
Posted By Presmini
I have the WEN band saw as well. I also got a...

I have the WEN band saw as well. I also got a Lenox 13tpi blade, and it cuts through metals like butter. The stock blade worked, but required a bit more clean up after.

I did a blog post that has a...
Forum: RV-14 10-07-2021, 01:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,322
Posted By Presmini
Amazing! Congrats!!

Amazing! Congrats!!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-05-2021, 07:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,132
Posted By Presmini
wow. that clearly didn't work out. I heard that...

wow. that clearly didn't work out. I heard that there were some issues with the Cirrus partnership that probably killed a lot of the potential for scale.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-05-2021, 04:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,132
Posted By Presmini
ha ha...yeah, definitely there is a cost...

ha ha...yeah, definitely there is a cost differential, so that's true.

Some other differences:


They look is pretty nice. Very clean and integrated
Damien stated the following: (I cannot verify...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-04-2021, 05:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,132
Posted By Presmini
ok, I used that number and, just like Phil, I was...

ok, I used that number and, just like Phil, I was able to make contact in a few rings. We had a great conversation, and I now know ZipTips is an option going forward. Damien also said the email...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-04-2021, 01:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,069
Posted By Presmini
amazing! big milestone on the journey.

amazing! big milestone on the journey.
Forum: My RV Build Project 10-04-2021, 01:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,253
Posted By Presmini
Thanks Andrew. I may take you up on that. - Paolo

Thanks Andrew. I may take you up on that.

- Paolo
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-03-2021, 10:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,132
Posted By Presmini
Wow. Iíll try that phone number. Thanks!

Wow. Iíll try that phone number. Thanks!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-03-2021, 03:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,132
Posted By Presmini
Question Is ZipTips still around?

Hey All,
I've been trying to get a hold of ZipTips for a couple months now. They only have a single email address as their contact suggestion for purchase inquiries. So far no response. Does anyone...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-01-2021, 07:41 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 10,900
Posted By Presmini
@claycookiemonster where is the video you are...

@claycookiemonster where is the video you are referring to?
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-01-2021, 02:20 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 10,900
Posted By Presmini
Great tips and wonderfully visual story telling....

Great tips and wonderfully visual story telling. I’m still a few months away from this work but will bookmark for future anxiety reducing tips before starting. Good luck and I look forward to hearing...
Forum: My RV Build Project 10-01-2021, 09:55 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,253
Posted By Presmini
Thumbs up Ciao Mickey! You’re blog has been an inspiration...

Ciao Mickey! You’re blog has been an inspiration to me and I’m looking forward to reading more and more of it as I work my way through the steps! Nice to e-meet you.

Wow Martin! I’m guessing I was...
Forum: My RV Build Project 10-01-2021, 02:38 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,253
Posted By Presmini
Paolo's RV-8 in Palo Alto [N679PG]

Hey All,
I'm excited to get going on my RV-8 project. I've been flying my whole life and have my Commercial license with a CFI rating. Building a plane has been a bucket list item for me for many...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-01-2021, 02:02 AM
Replies: 76
Sticky: Daily RV Pic
Views: 33,106
Posted By Presmini
Keep them coming! Long way to go for me but...

Keep them coming! Long way to go for me but looking forward to adventures like these.
Forum: RV-14 09-29-2021, 05:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,234
Posted By Presmini
I ended up doing two EAA benches on casters, and...

I ended up doing two EAA benches on casters, and then a smaller version for my drill press and bandsaw. I did overhang on a long and short side of each standard bench, and I've used them almost every...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-30-2021, 11:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,598
Posted By Presmini
this is good to know. I have a bandsaw, but have...

this is good to know. I have a bandsaw, but have snips as a backup. When I did my empennage build at a builder assist place, I don't think I used the snips once. Was wondering if that applies to the...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-26-2021, 08:16 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,598
Posted By Presmini
Thumbs up Thanks for the tip! I have never been satisfied...

Thanks for the tip! I have never been satisfied with my cuts with those snips. Looking forward to trying this technique.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-20-2021, 07:13 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,878
Posted By Presmini
Thumbs up Well done Jeff! Under 4 years is a great target....

Well done Jeff! Under 4 years is a great target. Blue skies!! :)

- Paolo
Forum: RV-10 08-17-2021, 10:58 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,033
Posted By Presmini
nice classy look!

nice classy look!
Forum: 3D Printed Parts 08-16-2021, 12:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,936
Posted By Presmini
Very cool. Thanks for sharing! I will definitely...

Very cool. Thanks for sharing! I will definitely be printing some of these out. Thanks for the blog as well. Seems to be high quality with some great information.

Happy Building!
Paolo
Forum: The RV Grin 08-14-2021, 08:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,992
Posted By Presmini
Congrats Keith! An inspiration to all of us...

Congrats Keith!

An inspiration to all of us just getting started.

May you have blue skies and tailwinds for all your new adventures!!
Forum: Tools 08-14-2021, 08:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,925
Posted By Presmini
I second the top notch service at Cleaveland. My...

I second the top notch service at Cleaveland. My 3Ē yoke was back ordered as well and they allowed me to build a ďstashĒ of other orders and ship it all together when the yoke came back in stock....
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-26-2021, 12:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,385
Posted By Presmini
Hey Drum, Sorry for the ignorance on this (still...

Hey Drum,
Sorry for the ignorance on this (still waiting on wing kit). What is that used for?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-07-2021, 09:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,089
Posted By Presmini
I went in October to Eugene and enjoyed it...

I went in October to Eugene and enjoyed it thoroughly. Itís good for learning the basics. I went back in March and got the Empennage kit for the RV-8 done in a week! Now I feel like Iíve got the...
Forum: Tools 05-03-2021, 09:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,466
Posted By Presmini
Definitely interested in this as well. Iíve never...

Definitely interested in this as well. Iíve never heard of this..but whoa..those are cool.
Forum: Web Site Development 03-16-2021, 08:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 6,650
Posted By Presmini
what is the specific WP plugin you all are using...

what is the specific WP plugin you all are using for the hobbs meter? Specifically @N546RV, I love your hobbs counter.

Thanks,
Paolo
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-14-2021, 11:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,486
Posted By Presmini
PM sent. Thanks!

PM sent. Thanks!
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-14-2021, 11:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,486
Posted By Presmini
Thanks for the response! Yeah Mandy tried to...

Thanks for the response!

Yeah Mandy tried to help me get creative around getting some made. Sounds like if we went that route, Van's would not be able to support any issues. Hopefully I can find...
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-14-2021, 01:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,486
Posted By Presmini
Unhappy Desperately seeking some backordered parts

Hey All,
Been watching the forums for some time, and finally took the plunge with the Empennage kit a few months back. I decided to do a build program at Synergy Air in Eugene Oregon and am doing it...
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