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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-23-2022, 01:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 518
Posted By David Paule
Here's a very good table, with wheels....

Here's a very good table, with wheels. (https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?t=160679)

After building and using 8 of these things I would not have anything else.

Dave
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-23-2022, 08:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 518
Posted By David Paule
Put any workbenches on wheels so you can...

Put any workbenches on wheels so you can reconfigure the shop as needed. A stand is an excellent way to work on the wings, with the wings vertical. You can work on both sides as needed. If you have...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-22-2022, 02:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,762
Posted By David Paule
In my opinion - get rid of the Scotchbrite...

In my opinion - get rid of the Scotchbrite wheel(s).

By hand with a file, keeping an eye on what you're doing, you won't get into trouble. Best to get fine files.

Dave
Forum: Primers 09-21-2022, 07:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,749
Posted By David Paule
Location, location, location. My '55 C180 had no...

Location, location, location.

My '55 C180 had no corrosion until, in '91, it spent 6 months tied down outside of Philadelphia. That's still the only corrosion it has. The rest of its life was spent...
Forum: RV-3 09-20-2022, 07:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 931
Posted By David Paule
Good luck! Please keep us posted. Dave

Good luck!

Please keep us posted.

Dave
Forum: RV-3 09-20-2022, 10:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 931
Posted By David Paule
The things that you would have difficulty making...

The things that you would have difficulty making would be the spar and the engine mount. These are not well documented.

The tailspring that's supplied is 7/8" diameter, compared to the 3/4" diameter...
Forum: RV-6/6A 09-19-2022, 05:18 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,390
Posted By David Paule
That spar is dead. Dave

That spar is dead.

Dave
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-18-2022, 02:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,510
Posted By David Paule
Depends on your goal. For my build blog, here on...

Depends on your goal. For my build blog, here on VAF, I wanted larger images than the thumbnails with the paperclip, so I use Imgur.

Dave
Forum: My RV Build Project 09-18-2022, 12:06 PM
Replies: 644
Views: 445,662
Posted By David Paule
It was time to ensure that the cowl cheek...

It was time to ensure that the cowl cheek extensions were fair to the cowl cheeks. My shop is a small two-car garage and I needed to be able to step back to get a better perspective on this, so I...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-18-2022, 10:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 735
Posted By David Paule
I did this. It worked out quite well. Dave

I did this. It worked out quite well.

Dave
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-17-2022, 07:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 494
Posted By David Paule
Larry's right. I checked the spec and it does not...

Larry's right. I checked the spec and it does not show that dash.

Dave
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-17-2022, 08:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,510
Posted By David Paule
Worth mentioning is that pool noodles won't hold...

Worth mentioning is that pool noodles won't hold the controls in a 70 kt gust, which is when you really, really need a good gust lock.

Dave
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-17-2022, 08:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,510
Posted By David Paule
This shows how to use Imgur - Imgur is a very...

This shows how to use Imgur - Imgur is a very handy place to host photos for VAF.

And yes, I put the screenshot on Imgur.

https://i.imgur.com/HI5MO8Q.png

Dave
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-16-2022, 01:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,634
Posted By David Paule
I have used 3M's 2216 B/A epoxy with success....

I have used 3M's 2216 B/A epoxy with success. It's a structural adhesive. I'd also be comfortable with West System's G/flex, but not their laminating epoxies.

There are no circumstances where I'd...
Forum: Propellers 09-16-2022, 11:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 767
Posted By David Paule
Contact the factory. Dave

Contact the factory.

Dave
Forum: RV-14 09-16-2022, 08:47 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,351
Posted By David Paule
Given the higher popularity of the nosedraggers,...

Given the higher popularity of the nosedraggers, if someone wants a taildragger, yours might be the only one around. It might then be worth more to that buyer.

Dave
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-15-2022, 09:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,420
Posted By David Paule
I like the 2" square or round backing plate, with...

I like the 2" square or round backing plate, with either the hole insert or filler to fill the hole, doesn't matter. If you use a square one, round the corners so it looks better and saves a bit of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-12-2022, 02:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,120
Posted By David Paule
That's stainless or titanium overlays, with...

That's stainless or titanium overlays, with Fiberfrax or another suitable insulator between that and the aluminum belly. Did that on my RV-3B.

Dave
Forum: RV-14 09-10-2022, 11:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 500
Posted By David Paule
Oly got it. If you find an unused set, and are...

Oly got it. If you find an unused set, and are assembling it, don't lose the small parts!

Dave
Forum: Tools 09-10-2022, 09:18 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,373
Posted By David Paule
I like Proto tools a lot. New Craftsman is poor,...

I like Proto tools a lot. New Craftsman is poor, being a half-step above Harbor Freight, which is worse.

Dave
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-09-2022, 09:10 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,783
Posted By David Paule
Mike, you forgot a model: The Rocket. Dave

Mike, you forgot a model: The Rocket.

Dave
Forum: Midwest 09-08-2022, 07:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 808
Posted By David Paule
Update

I got some advice from a gentleman from Tango Flight, who kindly offered me some practice kits.

He said that unless we have one qualified mentor for every 5-6 students, mentors with RV construction...
Forum: Midwest 09-08-2022, 07:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 808
Posted By David Paule
Tool List

We're not going to need a C-frame or DRDT thing. This is an RV-12iS and it uses protruding head blind rivets.

Here's the tool list. I've omitted things that they probably already have like wrenches...
Forum: Midwest 09-08-2022, 04:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 808
Posted By David Paule
Thanks, guys, I'll post a list in a day. I've...

Thanks, guys, I'll post a list in a day.

I've given them 150 clecoes so they have a start on those. They'll mostly need the copper 1/8 ones, and I have enough silver 3/32 ones that they can have so...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-08-2022, 04:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,783
Posted By David Paule
RV-3B, in ten years so far. Dave

RV-3B, in ten years so far.

Dave
Forum: Midwest 09-08-2022, 07:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 808
Posted By David Paule
I'm mentoring them one day a week. Right now I'm...

I'm mentoring them one day a week. Right now I'm the only mentor. The main teacher is a substitute who's looking to get hired in as a full time teacher, so at present he doesn't have the clout he...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-06-2022, 02:08 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,260
Posted By David Paule
I chose Dynon for my VFR panel on my RV-3B...

I chose Dynon for my VFR panel on my RV-3B project. The main reason was that it seemed easier to use, based only on the operating manuals for each.

I initially chose GRT because of the uniformly...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-02-2022, 09:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 914
Posted By David Paule
Really, try an architectural blueprint company....

Really, try an architectural blueprint company. They do this all the time.

Dave
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-30-2022, 09:00 AM
Replies: 173
Views: 201,478
Posted By David Paule
But it's not necessarily easy to determine "good...

But it's not necessarily easy to determine "good enough."

Dave
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-30-2022, 08:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 544
Posted By David Paule
It's worth getting the adjustable ram so that you...

It's worth getting the adjustable ram so that you can ignore the shims. 1/4 turn is about .010" on those.

And with the -4 rivets, you can use a short length of small fuel hose from the hardware...
Forum: RV-3 08-28-2022, 05:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,475
Posted By David Paule
Thank you, friends. Yes, I do have the WD-415-1,...

Thank you, friends.

Yes, I do have the WD-415-1, verified that, and have checked assembly when I rigged the tail.

Over the years I've gotten better and figuring the RV-3B out, thankfully.

Thanks...
Forum: The RV Grin 08-28-2022, 08:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 893
Posted By David Paule
Also welcome to VAF! Where did you build it? I...

Also welcome to VAF!

Where did you build it? I see that you are in Thailand and the plane has an N number.

Dave
Forum: The RV Grin 08-28-2022, 08:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 893
Posted By David Paule
Congratulations! Can you share anything more...

Congratulations!

Can you share anything more about the plane?

Dave
RV-3B, now doing some cowl stuff
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-27-2022, 05:12 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,624
Posted By David Paule
That's a well-thought-out panel which looks...

That's a well-thought-out panel which looks great. I appreciate your discussion of the architecture.

Dave
Forum: Tools 08-26-2022, 07:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 451
Posted By David Paule
I've found that a 2X gun is fine for -3 rivets...

I've found that a 2X gun is fine for -3 rivets and totally inadequate for -4 rivets.

Dave
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-26-2022, 07:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,574
Posted By David Paule
Paul, it was a post here on VAF. No idea of its...

Paul, it was a post here on VAF. No idea of its accuracy, and don't remember which thread.

Dave
Forum: RV-3 08-26-2022, 11:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,783
Posted By David Paule
I just received an oil filler tube extension from...

I just received an oil filler tube extension from Aircraft Spruce for my O-320, which currently has a too-short 73735 oil filler tube. This is Spruce's part....
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-26-2022, 08:10 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,574
Posted By David Paule
I think they filter to 60 microns, and the...

I think they filter to 60 microns, and the Challenger filters to 30, while the disposable ones filter to 20 microns. Worth checking, if that makes a difference to you.

Dave
Forum: Northwest 08-24-2022, 01:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 988
Posted By David Paule
It's fairly north, so the days will be getting...

It's fairly north, so the days will be getting shorter than in your area.

Dave
Forum: Primers 08-24-2022, 01:05 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 16,460
Posted By David Paule
I didn't etch on the interior of my RV-3B, where...

I didn't etch on the interior of my RV-3B, where I used EkoPoxy. It's been more than a year, maybe two years, and I've been working in the area since. It's held up well. I used Scotchbrite maroon...
Forum: RV-14 08-23-2022, 02:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,813
Posted By David Paule
What Turner said. Dave

What Turner said.

Dave
Forum: RV-10 08-23-2022, 02:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 635
Posted By David Paule
I test rode one of their electric bikes and liked...

I test rode one of their electric bikes and liked it. But there's zero chance it would fit my RV-3B's baggage.... And I'm too old for a One Wheel or similar.

Dave
Forum: RV-14 08-23-2022, 10:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,143
Posted By David Paule
With each kit, I've needed to reconfigure the...

With each kit, I've needed to reconfigure the shop. Give yourself a LOT of flexibility for changes.

Dave
RV-3B, working on cowling stuff
Forum: My RV Build Project 08-22-2022, 04:59 PM
Replies: 644
Views: 445,662
Posted By David Paule
It’s been a while since I’ve posted, sorry. I’ve...

It’s been a while since I’ve posted, sorry. I’ve worked on a small variety of things on the cowl and its cheek extensions, making minor progress. Here’s a rough summary.

I figured out an imperfect...
Forum: RV-3 08-22-2022, 01:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 451
Posted By David Paule
You can run a line from that AN fitting down to...

You can run a line from that AN fitting down to the belly.

Dave
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-22-2022, 01:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,553
Posted By David Paule
Maybe a neighbor can rent their garage. An RV-3B...

Maybe a neighbor can rent their garage.

An RV-3B was started in an apartment, but then moved out. I don't know how far he got.

I built the better part of two airplanes, a Fly-Baby and a BD-5 in two...
Forum: RV-3 08-22-2022, 12:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 451
Posted By David Paule
Does the tank vent collect ducks or geese? If it...

Does the tank vent collect ducks or geese? If it collects one of the endangered species, you'd need to contact a suitable wildlife expert.

Here's the tank drawing from the plans. You can get a full...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-22-2022, 12:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,099
Posted By David Paule
Find a shop with a wing jig and reskin the...

Find a shop with a wing jig and reskin the wings.

Dave
Forum: RV-10 08-20-2022, 04:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,578
Posted By David Paule
That interested me, so I looked up my set of...

That interested me, so I looked up my set of RV-10 preview plans and saw this:

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The R-1007B are the stops. What struck me is that they are separate pieces. I don't know if the revised version...
Forum: RV-10 08-20-2022, 08:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,578
Posted By David Paule
It has a reduced moment arm between the hinge...

It has a reduced moment arm between the hinge axis and the stop, compared to the factory design. Its loads are going to be greater than for the stock stop. For that reason, I did not use one on my...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-20-2022, 08:25 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,612
Posted By David Paule
I'd order a new skin. For the C-frame, I like...

I'd order a new skin.

For the C-frame, I like to put the male die on the bottom, so that I can positively locate the hole. Then whack! and done.

Dave
Forum: RV-10 08-19-2022, 05:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,578
Posted By David Paule
This won't prevent wind damage. It's a control...

This won't prevent wind damage. It's a control limit stop, not a gust lock.

Dave
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-17-2022, 07:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 596
Posted By David Paule
If I understand the photo, the white lines are...

If I understand the photo, the white lines are places where there's no carbon, and the black stripes are unidirectional carbon with the fibers parallel to the stripes. Assuming this is...
Forum: RV-3 08-12-2022, 08:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,587
Posted By David Paule
My experience is that the jigs are not all that...

My experience is that the jigs are not all that expensive, compared to so many other things.

And the old spars are fine, as long as you do the wing mods. But if you decide to build wing tanks, then...
Forum: Fiberglass 08-11-2022, 02:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,049
Posted By David Paule
I've been using p/n 01-07924 from Aircraft...

I've been using p/n 01-07924 from Aircraft Spruce. I like it.

Dave
Forum: RV-3 08-11-2022, 09:10 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,587
Posted By David Paule
I might be wrong about one or two things so...

I might be wrong about one or two things so please don't take this as gospel.

The empennage, control surfaces on the wings and the fuselage haven't changed. However, the engine mount now has six...
Forum: RV-3 08-11-2022, 08:23 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,587
Posted By David Paule
Those folks got it right - the construction isn't...

Those folks got it right - the construction isn't for most RV builders. If you'd like to read my experiences, this is my VAF blog. (https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?t=85658) I'm now...
Forum: Tools 08-10-2022, 07:34 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,417
Posted By David Paule
I've got a Dogbone creeper like Bill said in post...

I've got a Dogbone creeper like Bill said in post 5. It's excellent.

Dave
Forum: RV-15 08-09-2022, 07:04 PM
Replies: 75
Poll: Who's In?
Views: 10,971
Posted By David Paule
Since I'll probably age out before my RV-3B is...

Since I'll probably age out before my RV-3B is done, and I have a good old Cessna 180, it's a solid no for me.

Dave

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Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-08-2022, 05:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,397
Posted By David Paule
All the EFIS companies offer their pilot's...

All the EFIS companies offer their pilot's manuals and installation manuals on line. You can download these and get a feel for what you'd like to use. If you have plans to get your instrument rating,...
Forum: Safety 08-07-2022, 11:07 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 13,030
Posted By David Paule
Is anyone on the forums for non-RV aircraft? How...

Is anyone on the forums for non-RV aircraft? How did the other brands do?

Dave
Forum: Safety 08-07-2022, 11:06 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,054
Posted By David Paule
This might be difficult to implement so that it...

This might be difficult to implement so that it works in the very severe conditions where it's most needed. Wirejock's suggestions would help somewhat. I would not rely on this.

Dave
Forum: Safety 08-06-2022, 07:30 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 13,030
Posted By David Paule
The impression I get reading this thread is that...

The impression I get reading this thread is that there was probably a lot of local variation, airplane to airplane, as to the nature if the wind that each encountered. Could be the direction, the...
Forum: Painting your RV 08-06-2022, 07:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 420
Posted By David Paule
I used Stewart EkoPoxy for the interior, which...

I used Stewart EkoPoxy for the interior, which has held up pretty well. I'm not flying but the interior parts are in. The seat bottom, back and baggage floor are all white and stacked on a shelf now....
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