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Forum: My RV Build Project 08-10-2022, 09:22 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 8,043
Posted By rockitdoc
Cowl Fitting

My cowl doesn't fit the firewall exactly on the port side. So, by heating it to 200F or so, hopefully, it will submit while strapped down. We'll see. Getting it to a uniform 200F has not been...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-09-2022, 06:59 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 989
Posted By rockitdoc
Lightbulb Cowl Heating

The cowl on the port side upper did not fit quite right. At DanH and Wirejock's suggestions I put a 25w bulb in a trouble light and hung it under the cowl on the port side to heat up the cowl. ...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-09-2022, 06:54 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 989
Posted By rockitdoc
Hmm. Not familiar with this approach. Where can...

Hmm. Not familiar with this approach. Where can I find the writeup?
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-08-2022, 02:55 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 989
Posted By rockitdoc
Duh. The bottom is trimmed to butt up against...

Duh. The bottom is trimmed to butt up against the top. The 'step' only occurs because the top overlaps the bottom until trimmed. I'm catching on slowwwwly
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-08-2022, 02:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 728
Posted By rockitdoc
Oops!

I should have asked what 'gaps' meant when I ordered this carbon fiber tape from ACP Composities at their garage sale.

Oh well, I know now.:o

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Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-08-2022, 01:59 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 989
Posted By rockitdoc
Thanks Guys! Progressing Rapidly

I put a 25w bulb in one of my lead lights and hung it inside cowl port side where cowl fit was marginal. I will let you know what the temp gets to.

Fitment is pretty good thanks to you guys. Once...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-08-2022, 10:50 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 989
Posted By rockitdoc
Hate to be High Maintenance, but....

I've almost got the top cowl fitted thanks to all the help here.

Now, I have another issue.

The top cowl fits pretty well all the way round the firewall except on the port side near the top where...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-08-2022, 10:30 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 989
Posted By rockitdoc
Yes. That makes perfect sense, and what I will...

Yes. That makes perfect sense, and what I will do.



Thanks for that. I found out this the hard way once by epoxying/floxing in the wrong place, then removed it fairly easily using the procedure...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-08-2022, 08:19 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 989
Posted By rockitdoc
Ahhha! Thanks Larry! That makes total sense....

Ahhha! Thanks Larry! That makes total sense. And, thanks Dan. Now I understand your second drawing.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-08-2022, 07:53 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 989
Posted By rockitdoc
As I indicated above, trimming the aft edge of...

As I indicated above, trimming the aft edge of the cowl on both sides at the bottom would allow for the top cowl to rotate counterclockwise looking at it from the port side, but the gap between the...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-07-2022, 07:59 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 989
Posted By rockitdoc
Hmm. Since the top of the cowl is fixed with...

Hmm. Since the top of the cowl is fixed with washer and angle, Im not sure trimming the lower aft cowl does the trick. That would work if front of cowl could drop. But, I may not understand. Not...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-07-2022, 06:41 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 989
Posted By rockitdoc
Thanks Larry. I feel a lot better! So, just...

Thanks Larry. I feel a lot better!
So, just adjust the glass in the front to get the tolerances called for. 3/16" at the bottom with less on top to account for sag after engine drops a bit.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-07-2022, 05:54 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 989
Posted By rockitdoc
You bet. Side View 29172 Top 29174

You bet.

Side View

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Top

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Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-07-2022, 05:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 465
Posted By rockitdoc
Perfect. Thanks. S

Perfect. Thanks.
S
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-07-2022, 05:33 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 989
Posted By rockitdoc
Cowl Fitment

I started trying to get the cowl to fit in accordance with the plans today. Lots of on and off, sanding, on and off, sanding....

But, even with virtually no gap at the aft end of the cowl and...
Forum: My RV Build Project 08-07-2022, 05:31 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 8,043
Posted By rockitdoc
Cowl Forward Fitment

I started trying to get the cowl to fit in accordance with the plans today. Lots of on and off, sanding, on and off, sanding....

But, even with virtually no gap at the aft end of the cowl and...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-05-2022, 08:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 728
Posted By rockitdoc
Good to know Im in the same club. I just bought...

Good to know Im in the same club.

I just bought a 12 x 48 piece of uni 0.008 thick for $13
Forum: My RV Build Project 08-05-2022, 11:35 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 8,043
Posted By rockitdoc
Firewall Skybolts Riveted -4

Got them all riveted except four. These are shown below and I cannot figure a way to buck them. The one I did only got halfway in. Just can't get a buck bar in there. Might have to fabricate a...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-05-2022, 11:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 867
Posted By rockitdoc
That's what I think.

That's what I think.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-05-2022, 10:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 465
Posted By rockitdoc
Blind Rivet Equivalents Info Request

Does anyone know a source for blind rivet equivalents for AN426AD3 rivets. I found Cherrymax equivalents, but they only seem to go down to -4 (1/8") dia. And the MK319-BS from Van's is not long...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-05-2022, 09:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 867
Posted By rockitdoc
No. I looked for my receipt, but could not find...

No. I looked for my receipt, but could not find it. Here's the rest of the bottle. Maybe someone can identify the part no. and trace the source. However, it does seem to 'color' the aluminum in...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-05-2022, 08:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 728
Posted By rockitdoc
ACP composites....

ACP composites. https://store.acpcomposites.com/carbon-fiber-uni-web?quantity=1&weight=7
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-05-2022, 05:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 728
Posted By rockitdoc
That's a big increase in stiffness. That will...

That's a big increase in stiffness. That will reduce or even prevent bulging of the cowl between the Skybolts in flight. Especially with the 3" spacing. Problem now; I am anxious to try it out! ...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-04-2022, 03:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 728
Posted By rockitdoc
Dave, did you figure carbon on both sides of the...

Dave, did you figure carbon on both sides of the fiberglass, ie, a fiberglass sandwich between two pieces of carbon 'bread'? ;)
Forum: My RV Build Project 08-04-2022, 03:40 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 8,043
Posted By rockitdoc
Firewall Skybolts Ready to Rivet

I located all the Skybolts for the firewall today. Countersunk all holes and anoldined all 19. I will rivet tomorrow.

One thing slowed me a bit. You should be careful that all rivets see full...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-04-2022, 11:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 867
Posted By rockitdoc
Excellent. Thanks Larry.

Excellent. Thanks Larry.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-04-2022, 11:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 867
Posted By rockitdoc
Alodine and Bonderite 1205 are equivalent?

Alodine and Bonderite 1205 are equivalent?
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-04-2022, 10:36 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,563
Posted By rockitdoc
Oil Door Latch

At the risk that someone will mistake my plane for a Cessna I modified a Cessna latch to fit my oil door. I'm just used to the push button convenience. Door is aluminum.

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Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-04-2022, 10:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 867
Posted By rockitdoc
Bonderite M-CR 1201

I was planning to use the 1201 product for corrosion resistance on my Skybolt flanges attached to the firewall. But, the instructions for the Henkel product indicate to paint after application,...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-04-2022, 10:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 728
Posted By rockitdoc
Ten readings were as follows in...

Ten readings were as follows in thousandths:

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Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-04-2022, 05:43 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 728
Posted By rockitdoc
The idea came from you, Dan. Thanks. And I know...

The idea came from you, Dan. Thanks. And I know others (wire jock) are using it, as well. I will plan on 0.008" x 2 . The shim is 0.032" so if there is still a difference in elevation between the...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-03-2022, 05:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 728
Posted By rockitdoc
Carbon Fiber Tape Thickness

I am using Skybolts to hold my cowl on. Builders have reported bulging of the aft cowl in flight even with Skybolt distances at 3". Therefore, reinforcing the aft edge of my cowl will be done to...
Forum: My RV Build Project 08-03-2022, 04:51 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 8,043
Posted By rockitdoc
Skybolt Install Ch 1

Now that the Skybolt flange has been located that will hold the port side lower corner of the top cowl the rest of the flanges can be located. The second one up from the corner is dependent on the...
Forum: My RV Build Project 08-03-2022, 11:51 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 8,043
Posted By rockitdoc
Skybolt Install

I am using Skybolts for the upper cowl attachment in lieu of hinges. I will use a hinge on the lower cowl at the firewall since this pin is easily accessed once the upper cowl is removed.

The first...
Forum: My RV Build Project 08-01-2022, 11:43 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 8,043
Posted By rockitdoc
Prop Spinner Done

Painted the spinner and got it mounted. I might replace the phillips 8-32 machine screws with socket hex. I think the socket hex are a bit slimmer in profile, much easier to install with a...
Forum: My RV Build Project 07-28-2022, 01:41 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 8,043
Posted By rockitdoc
Prop Mounted!

This seems like a simple task. However, like most things airplane; don't be fooled.

1. Make sure the starter ring gear is oriented correctly on crankshaft flange. My flange was marked with a '0'...
Forum: My RV Build Project 07-21-2022, 04:27 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 8,043
Posted By rockitdoc
SPinner and Panel Progress

Cut my spinner today.

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While waiting for the epoxy to cure and for assistance mounting the prop, I finished cutting my panel and installing the BO'd Dynon HDX1100's. Thanks to this forum,...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-21-2022, 04:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 630
Posted By rockitdoc
Go to HF. $150 buys a decent applicator. Then,...

Go to HF. $150 buys a decent applicator. Then, use a high quality powder like Prismatic Powders. The result is just like the pros.

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Craigslist convection lab oven $50

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Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-21-2022, 02:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 301
Posted By rockitdoc
All Great Ideas! Thanks All!

Why didn't I think of that?
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-21-2022, 02:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 301
Posted By rockitdoc
Countersinking #6 flathead screws into 0.060"

So I would like to use countersunk flathead machine screws to attach my 0.060" panel. But, using a No. 6 countersink bit on 0.060" creates chatter as the bit gets deep enough to allow the screw...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-21-2022, 02:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 760
Posted By rockitdoc
+1. That's what I did. Worked great. Tips done!

+1. That's what I did. Worked great. Tips done!
Forum: My RV Build Project 07-19-2022, 11:51 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 8,043
Posted By rockitdoc
Painting indoors is best, but the overspray gets...

Painting indoors is best, but the overspray gets EVERYWHERE and is a real PITA. I find that outdoors under a roof is acceptable if not windy. I have done it in my driveway, but it's more exposed to...
Forum: My RV Build Project 07-19-2022, 11:34 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 8,043
Posted By rockitdoc
Flaps Painted!

The instructions say to paint the flaps then install the hardware. So, yesterday and today, that's what I did.

Process is pretty simple:

Maroon Scotchbrite the shiny AL

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Degrease
Forum: My RV Build Project 07-19-2022, 11:26 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 8,043
Posted By rockitdoc
Belt and suspenders is the way I roll.

Belt and suspenders is the way I roll.
Forum: Electrical Systems 07-01-2022, 11:09 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 428
Posted By rockitdoc
Question Answered

Upon review of the plans, it appears the three wires from the strobes are shielded at the wing root/fuse back to the panel, so question has been answered, I hope. Although, this begs the question: ...
Forum: Electrical Systems 07-01-2022, 10:43 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 428
Posted By rockitdoc
How far to Carry Shielded wires

I have AeroLEDs strobes in my wingtips. They recommended shielding the wires from the wingtip to the wing root, which I did. But, I ran the shielded wires in the wing to the connector at the wing...
Forum: Electrical Systems 06-13-2022, 11:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,120
Posted By rockitdoc
wire management in shop

How are you guys keeping your wire organized in the shop? I have looked for spools and racks, but am coming up short.
Forum: Electrical Systems 06-13-2022, 11:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 866
Posted By rockitdoc
Thanks as Always Guys

:-)

Scott S
Forum: Electrical Systems 06-13-2022, 08:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 866
Posted By rockitdoc
Two into One Wiring

What is the accepted practice for getting two wires into one? Run two wires into one end of a butt splice and one wire out the other end?
Forum: My RV Build Project 06-12-2022, 11:17 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 8,043
Posted By rockitdoc
What I did. Epoxied and riveted a channel to the...

What I did. Epoxied and riveted a channel to the flat 0.020". Bending not an issue, now, me thinks.

Lots of epoxy.

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Wiped clean, clamped and loom tied together.

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Forum: My RV Build Project 06-11-2022, 08:39 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 8,043
Posted By rockitdoc
Got it. Just stiffen the 0.020 so it doesnt bend.

Got it. Just stiffen the 0.020 so it doesnt bend.
Forum: My RV Build Project 06-11-2022, 07:31 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 8,043
Posted By rockitdoc
A flange? I guess I need a picture.

A flange? I guess I need a picture.
Forum: My RV Build Project 06-11-2022, 04:55 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 8,043
Posted By rockitdoc
Solution to Wires Crossing Pushrods?

I think a re-route of wires is in order. Maybe something like this with red lines indicating new servo route and blue indicating new lighting route:

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Requires larger holes to be drilled, but...
Forum: My RV Build Project 06-11-2022, 04:27 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 8,043
Posted By rockitdoc
I struggled with this. Problem is, getting the...

I struggled with this. Problem is, getting the wire loom over the pushrod.
Forum: RV-14 06-11-2022, 03:44 PM
Replies: 219
Views: 211,652
Posted By rockitdoc
Aileron to Bellcrank Pushrod

The ST4130 0.35 x 1/2 powder coated tube used to fabricate the aileron to bell crank pushrod was BO'd when my wings came with no indication of when the material would be available. So, I got with...
Forum: My RV Build Project 06-11-2022, 03:39 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 8,043
Posted By rockitdoc
Aileron to Bellcrank Pushrods

The ST4130 0.35 x 1/2 powder coated tube used to fabricate the aileron to bell crank pushrod was BO'd when my wings came with no indication of when the material would be available. So, I got with...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-25-2022, 03:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 470
Posted By rockitdoc
Of course. Thank you. S

Of course. Thank you.
S
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-25-2022, 02:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 470
Posted By rockitdoc
On Second Thought...

Although those are the fittings I was looking for (thanks, as usual), maybe I should use a pipe coupler and two pipe to 1/4" pneumatics. That way, it can be disassembled if need be. Thoughts?
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-25-2022, 01:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 470
Posted By rockitdoc
Coupler for Static Lines

I need to couple my static line from the ADAHRS in the left wing to the static line in the fuse. My ADAHRS is Dynon and their ADAHRS comes with T-fittings and pipe to pneumatic fittings, but no...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-19-2022, 04:24 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 313
Posted By rockitdoc
Fuel Pump Outlet Nut Torque

My IO390EXP119 has a T-fitting on the port side of the fuel pump which allows two hoses to connect: the outlet to the transducer and the restrictor to the fuel pressure sensor. The T-fitting has an...
Forum: My RV Build Project 04-30-2022, 09:51 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 8,043
Posted By rockitdoc
Wire Harness Management in Right Wing

I wanted a positive means of keeping my harness away from the aileron pushrod in the right wing where it crosses over the pushrod. So, I fabricated a 'bridge' out of 0.020" AL riveted to each web,...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-29-2022, 12:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,530
Posted By rockitdoc
Headphone management

Im in process of figuring out where best to stow headphones and controls (bose A20s)

What say you guys?
Forum: RV-14 04-29-2022, 10:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,907
Posted By rockitdoc
Wow!

What did VP say about that?
Forum: RV-14 04-29-2022, 10:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,907
Posted By rockitdoc
PPS in -14A

I had the same questions. I mounted mine where the stock solenoids, etc mount. But, I built a support for the PPS so I could use the stock nut plates.

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Originally, I placed it...
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