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Forum: RV-9/9A 11-21-2021, 11:01 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,682
Full flaps, my -9 slips great. Comes down like a...

Full flaps, my -9 slips great. Comes down like a rock so long as I use full rudder as well. Partial rudder seems to reduce sink rate significantly.

Do note, however, that your airspeed may not...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-19-2021, 06:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,312
What Paul says. That said, the adhesive that...

What Paul says. That said, the adhesive that comes on many zip tie mounts can be a bit weak so, if it matters that it stays exactly where placed, I remove the original tape adhesive and use shoe goo...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-19-2021, 09:15 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,184
Don’t need to purchase any tools. Run a piece of...

Don’t need to purchase any tools. Run a piece of fishing line or dental floss through all parts and pull them into place. Then insert bolt or drift pin and pull out the floss.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-18-2021, 02:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 850
If you use the search tab above and enter "AOA"...

If you use the search tab above and enter "AOA" you will find a large number of threads that should keep you reading for awhile.
https://vansairforce.net/community/search.php?searchid=52890752
Good...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-14-2021, 05:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,115
You DO NOT need a iPad with cell data or built in...

You DO NOT need a iPad with cell data or built in GPS to have full functionality including location and moving map on foreflight if its input is an Echo UAT with Skyfyx. Echo creates its own mini...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-12-2021, 05:41 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,505
Yeah, sorry it came off that way. You made a...

Yeah, sorry it came off that way. You made a good call. What I worry about is all of those builders who don't pay the same attention to detail. Having built myself I know there are too many places...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-30-2021, 07:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,227
Cylinder boroscope tutorial?

Anyone have a link to a tutorial that covers how to boroscope cylinders to complement the annual condition inspection compression test?

Need to know what, where, and how to boroscope. Then ideally...
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-12-2021, 02:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,029
Whatever you can find at Home Depot or Lowes will...

Whatever you can find at Home Depot or Lowes will work fine. It's the blade that matters more. That's easy to swap out.
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-12-2021, 01:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,029
Maybe not absolutely needed, but you're going to...

Maybe not absolutely needed, but you're going to be building a $100K plane (at least). You might as well spend $150 on a bandsaw that will easily earn its keep over the life of the build, and then...
Forum: RV-9/9A 10-02-2021, 01:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,572
1.3-1.35 Vso or Vs1 (depending what landing...

1.3-1.35 Vso or Vs1 (depending what landing configuration is being used) is what I found works best for me. At solo weight that means my full flap final approach is about 54kias, no flaps about...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-01-2021, 05:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 587
Yes, I think the OP might be over-thinking this a...

Yes, I think the OP might be over-thinking this a bit. I suspect Van's added that additional instruction to make sure the hole was drilled square because that's really the first time in the kit where...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-21-2021, 01:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,614
Be careful. A solution in search of a...

Be careful. A solution in search of a (non-existent) problem often leads to (real) problem.
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-20-2021, 06:23 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,672
Have you properly calibrated/confirmed your...

Have you properly calibrated/confirmed your airspeed indicator first using a proper calibration method. If IAS is off so too may TAS be off.
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 08-13-2021, 01:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 873
Friday Harbor or Orcas in the San Juans is always...

Friday Harbor or Orcas in the San Juans is always a good bet. Both of hotels, B&Bs, etc. close by. Sandpoint, ID likewise though there’s lots of smoke there this year. Port Townsend another good...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-14-2021, 12:06 AM
Replies: 218
Views: 19,268
Check your spam folder. The automated response...

Check your spam folder. The automated response they sent is the kind that typically gets filtered out. Thatís what happened with me.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-12-2021, 02:16 PM
Replies: 218
Views: 19,268
Are people who are getting quick turn around...

Are people who are getting quick turn around approvals using the email address the FAA set up for this purpose or emailing their local FSDOs directly?
Forum: RV-9/9A 06-29-2021, 08:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 673
Beyond what Mel said, the best way to judge is to...

Beyond what Mel said, the best way to judge is to hire an RV-knowledgeable inspector if you are not a builder yourself. Good luck.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 06-10-2021, 01:22 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,475
Any issue with RV wheelpants and either runway? ...

Any issue with RV wheelpants and either runway? Thanks for the update. No snow/softness in runway this early in the season?
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-25-2021, 10:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,023
Ditto. 500hrs, mine hasnít budged. Wouldnít...

Ditto. 500hrs, mine hasnít budged. Wouldnít really matter even if it did.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-16-2021, 07:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,451
After many messy oil changes trying to invent...

After many messy oil changes trying to invent methods myself, a few after that that were quite clean but a bit finicky using a "form-a-funnel," this PVC is my new favorite trick. Way easier,...
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-15-2021, 06:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,823
What you are describing is very common. Handles...

What you are describing is very common. Handles on side canopy skirts particularly. .

Slider will slide easier over time.

Until it does, and if on the inside, just push up on the fore-afte canopy...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-29-2021, 04:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,028
Anyone have recent quotes to inspect 2 mags? ...

Anyone have recent quotes to inspect 2 mags? Mine are about to come due and it would be nice to know what to expect $-wise generally. My mags have worked flawlessly for their first 500 hours, but...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-27-2021, 01:25 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 11,304
Hi Matt-Looks great! Do you have any plans to...

Hi Matt-Looks great!

Do you have any plans to provide any reinforcement to the piece over the roll bar? It's very subject to damage from climbing in and out of the plane--especially from being...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-27-2021, 01:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,337
So you are a full-time (presumably graduate)...

So you are a full-time (presumably graduate) student and you anticipate having enough time over four years to build a plane? As a former graduate student myself I can tell you that, for me, there's...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-22-2021, 01:15 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,951
One more thing for you to check. Relative to the...

One more thing for you to check. Relative to the shorter-wing RV's, the flaps on a -9/9A are REALLY long and are REALLY hard to build with absolutely no twist because of that. There's a good chance...
Forum: RV-14 04-16-2021, 06:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,431
Not correct as far as I understand. Absolute ...

Not correct as far as I understand. Absolute values mean almost nothing for EGT. They are highly dependent upon probe placement, for example. It could just be that the OP’s probes are a ways down...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-10-2021, 07:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,448
Mark. No offense intended, but if youíre already...

Mark. No offense intended, but if youíre already to the point of installing engine mount weldments to longerons and not pretty automatic about knowing these bolt torques, even without looking at the...
Forum: RV-9/9A 04-10-2021, 11:17 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,692
Just out of curiosity, is this an IFR thing...

Just out of curiosity, is this an IFR thing mostly?
RVs have so much excess power that there’s not really a need to do anything immediately, even with full flaps. I’ve never thought I needed a TOGA. ...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-08-2021, 10:32 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,934
Same, except I step on spar right in front of the...

Same, except I step on spar right in front of the stick and hold onto the rollbar support brace.. Put a strip of no slip tape there to provide some grip for my heel.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-07-2021, 01:50 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,956
Yes, everyone one needs to decide what they are...

Yes, everyone one needs to decide what they are comfortable with. Whether your plane is financed or paid for may also factor into your thinking. So I'm not dogging your decision either.

That said,...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-07-2021, 09:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,250
Easy and nicer aesthetically: Use a doubler for...

Easy and nicer aesthetically:
Use a doubler for your switch row behind the panel. Then just drill holes for the anti rotation tab in the doubler and not in the panel itself.
Forum: ADS-B 04-05-2021, 05:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,883
Donít worry. Iím guessing there are a lot of 747...

Donít worry. Iím guessing there are a lot of 747 pilots flying passengers from point A to point B who have something that looks more like a RV on their iPads! :D
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-30-2021, 09:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 891
Generally you'll get less distortion with factory...

Generally you'll get less distortion with factory head on thinner metal side, so that's a general rule of thumb. However, I routinely violate that rule of thumb if the potential for having to drill...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-25-2021, 12:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,901
Hi Dan- I was just down at Bend a couple weeks...

Hi Dan-
I was just down at Bend a couple weeks ago and was surprised at how busy it is. I too fly at an airport with a large college flight program, but Bend was substantially busier than it. ...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-16-2021, 10:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,105
Welcome to experimental aviation. If companies...

Welcome to experimental aviation. If companies hired the number of employees it would take to help every builder then the cost savings that attract us to experimental aviation wouldn’t exist. ...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-16-2021, 12:14 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,866
I used short pieces of very thin angle...

I used short pieces of very thin angle aluminum--maybe left overs from elevator or rudder stiffeners--that I riveted onto the fiberglass door. Also, make sure you have enough of a lip on the opening...
Forum: RV-9/9A 03-14-2021, 10:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,774
Just to close out the thread. Flew down to bend,...

Just to close out the thread. Flew down to bend, or and picked up a new-to-me 56cm road bike. Per comments in first couple posts, once fork and handlebars came off it fit no problem. I chose to go...
Forum: Interiors 03-13-2021, 01:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,259
Or just go to your local office supply store and...

Or just go to your local office supply store and buy a clear zippered pocket. They usually come in multiples sizes and are usually a lot cheaper than (anything) from ACS.
Forum: RV-9/9A 03-10-2021, 08:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,774
Thanks for the confirmations!

Thanks for the confirmations!
Forum: RV-9/9A 03-09-2021, 02:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,774
56cm road bike fit in RV-7/9?

Am looking to purchase a 56cm road bike out of town--hoping to fly to pick it up.

Can any other road bike riders out there confirm that if I pull the wheels, fork, and handlebars that the frame...
Forum: RV-10 03-09-2021, 12:38 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,258
If the latter is indeed true, that's...

If the latter is indeed true, that's disappointing (but a whole different issue). Regardless though, if you have someone build the airplane for you, then I think you will be surprised about the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-27-2021, 07:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,169
Agree with everyone above, except for this one...

Agree with everyone above, except for this one statement. The baggage area in the -9/9A is rated for the same 100# that the -7/7A is. Van's has confirmed this by email and it has been confirmed in...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-27-2021, 04:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,011
Or go to hardware store, buy a bolt large enough...

Or go to hardware store, buy a bolt large enough to drill a 3/16 hole through plus a couple washers and nut. Same idea but much cheaper. Learned that from Sport Aviation magazine.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-26-2021, 07:15 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,363
Assuming you are the builder of the aircraft...

Assuming you are the builder of the aircraft you'd be the repairman for (which is a...
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-21-2021, 11:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,006
Don't cut anything until you have the panel and...

Don't cut anything until you have the panel and all engine controls fully installed. Then leave the total stick length (stick + grip) as long as possible without interfering with panel/controls in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-20-2021, 09:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,404
Similar to what Paul mentions above, I use 2 75W...

Similar to what Paul mentions above, I use 2 75W light bulbs in shop light cages face down inside bottom cowl at exhaust exit. Put a blanket over top of cowl and it Easily warms entire engine 40-50F...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-15-2021, 11:15 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,007
A lot of RV's have switched to an all metal...

A lot of RV's have switched to an all metal locknut, regardless of which type of towbar used. Yes, technically not normal when something rotates around the bolt, but so long as you insert the bolt...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-15-2021, 09:21 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,007
The cheap version from ACS works great. Just use...

The cheap version from ACS works great. Just use a longer axel bolt with bushings or washers. Plus this one is light weight and collapses for travel....
Forum: Tools 02-14-2021, 09:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,856
Just put a drop or two of oil in each tool every...

Just put a drop or two of oil in each tool every day or two and leave out the pre oiler entirely.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-14-2021, 04:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,914
Huh? The inside of my house is presently 69F....

Huh? The inside of my house is presently 69F. The outside wall of my house is 30F. I would expect the same to be true of an oil cooler. I could certainly be wrong but even tho the oil cooler is...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-12-2021, 12:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,914
Why would the outside of the oil cooler be...

Why would the outside of the oil cooler be expected to be the same temperature as the oil inside of it?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-10-2021, 09:40 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 9,594
Anecdotally, from this and other threads, it’s...

Anecdotally, from this and other threads, it’s the rapid temperature changes that are hardest on the canopy, e.g. going from a warm hangar to below zero outside in a matter of seconds or minutes. ...
Forum: RV-14 02-03-2021, 12:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,968
My $.02: Highly, highly unlikely. Even with QB,...

My $.02: Highly, highly unlikely. Even with QB, there is a lot more than one would think. If you were very experienced your estimate might be reasonable. I think you should be thinking in years...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-02-2021, 04:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 922
Probably overthinking this. As long as you use...

Probably overthinking this. As long as you use the correct size dimple die from a reputable supplier you will be fine. For a size 3/32 rivet the dimple die should say either 3/32 or #40.
Forum: RV-14 02-02-2021, 04:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,263
Here's what happens if you plug "oil door latch"...

Here's what happens if you plug "oil door latch" in the search function above.
https://vansairforce.net/community/search.php?searchid=47737400
Hope this helps, and happy reading
Forum: RV-6/6A 01-30-2021, 04:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,288
2 place RVs are assumed to be at level attitude...

2 place RVs are assumed to be at level attitude for fuel calibration (and w&b) purposes when longerons at the canopy deck are level. And, yes, you should try to get as close as you can while doing...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-28-2021, 06:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,201
EAB/RV Life Insurance Quotes

Does anyone who is in their low 50s, good health, non smoker and who has recently searched for a new term policy have any leads on life insurance providers?

My insurer who covered me for the past 15...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-23-2021, 09:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,972
Others' rates are going to be helpful or...

Others' rates are going to be helpful or comparable for you only if they too filed a claim...

As you've observed, if you filed a claim, especially a big one, you can almost certainly expect a...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-18-2021, 07:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,525
plain cheap zip tie mount bonded with shoe goo...

plain cheap zip tie mount bonded with shoe goo will never come off either.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-17-2021, 01:31 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,337
This seems to have turned into yet one more 7 vs...

This seems to have turned into yet one more 7 vs 9 debate. There are so many already in the archives that I hesitate to add to this one as well. That said, there are at least a couple important...
Forum: COMM 01-16-2021, 01:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 835
Yes, I'm thinking now that the back connector is...

Yes, I'm thinking now that the back connector is probably the issue. When I first built the panel and installed the radio I found that I had to put a washer/shim in between the harness plug and the...
Forum: COMM 01-15-2021, 06:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 835
Update- Went to hangar today. Lo and behold,...

Update-

Went to hangar today. Lo and behold, when I turned the radio on just to check it one more time, it turned on. No rhyme or reason for why it didn't work yesterday but did today.

Not sure...
Forum: COMM 01-15-2021, 12:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 835
Icom A210 troubleshoot

After 8 years of flying with a trouble-free A210 installation, I started the plane up yesterday only to find that the radio wouldn't power up (or at least the display wouldn't come on and I couldn't...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-13-2021, 12:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,747
Neither. Ground locally where doing so won't...

Neither.

Ground locally where doing so won't introduce noise into the system; use a return ground where it might. Doing the former saves weight, cost, and valuable space through sometimes-crowded...
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