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Forum: Electrical Systems 07-02-2022, 10:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 291
Posted By mfleming
This may be the chart you're looking for.

This may be the chart you're looking for.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 06-27-2022, 11:04 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 783
Posted By mfleming
Training...Training...Training

Glad you found your fittings.

After working in the Oil & Gas industry for 40+ years and using Swagelok for all our fluid connection on tubing, I would have to say, should you use them...Maybe.

Have...
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-24-2022, 10:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 377
Posted By mfleming
So the answer seems to be: All the above. I...

So the answer seems to be: All the above.

I spoke with Vans today and they confirmed that all the document listed in my first post are used to guide one in building the baffles. They also confirmed...
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-23-2022, 08:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 377
Posted By mfleming
RV-7 IO-360-M1B Baffle Drawings

How to make sense of the Vans baffle drawings??

As the subject line infers, I'm building a -7 with the IO-360-M1B (injected)

The drawings I have in front of me are:


OP-4 (IO-360) Although for a...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 06-18-2022, 04:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 398
Posted By mfleming
I've got one i would let go...

I've got one i would let go...
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-17-2022, 08:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,390
Posted By mfleming
You can dimple all the holes and leave out the...

You can dimple all the holes and leave out the rivets according to the plans. If you decide to install nut plates per the plans later on, you can use your hand squeezer to flatten the dimples and...
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-13-2022, 08:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,390
Posted By mfleming
Sure you can, just click on the paperclip symbol...

Sure you can, just click on the paperclip symbol and follow the prompts.
Forum: Fiberglass 06-13-2022, 08:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,466
Posted By mfleming
I'm doing a one piece side/rear skirt. It gets...

I'm doing a one piece side/rear skirt. It gets finished off the canopy, then reattached with SikaFlex.

Here's the first of three articles (https://www.kitplanes.com/easy-slider/) wirejock (Larry...
Forum: Fiberglass 06-13-2022, 03:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,466
Posted By mfleming
Since I'm going to finish the one piece skirt off...

Since I'm going to finish the one piece skirt off the canopy, then sikaflex it on, there will not be a base as described.

I guess what I'm asking is can I touch up irregularities between layers or...
Forum: Fiberglass 06-13-2022, 01:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,466
Posted By mfleming
Thanks for the info...really helped in making my...

Thanks for the info...really helped in making my decision on moving forward.

Can one add SuperFill or epoxy/micro-ballons between cured layers? I'm assuming I can.
Forum: Fiberglass 06-13-2022, 12:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,466
Posted By mfleming
Five layers is what I had in mind. The way I was...

Five layers is what I had in mind. The way I was taught to think of it at the EAA Composites for RV class was relate it to aluminum. So 4 layers would be close to 0.040" and five layers would be...
Forum: RV-14 06-13-2022, 12:06 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 265
Posted By mfleming
On mine, I tied in the return oil line to a...

On mine, I tied in the return oil line to a plugged port next the the rear mounted prop governor.

-7 IO-360-M1B
Forum: Fiberglass 06-13-2022, 11:46 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,466
Posted By mfleming
Layering Fiberglass. Knowing when to stop

I have searched VAF and the web and haven't come across a explanation on laying fiberglass in layers.

I'm ready to build the fiberglass skirt on my -7 slider. it's my understanding that I can lay...
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-12-2022, 10:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,390
Posted By mfleming
Go to DWG 44, upper left section. There you’ll...

Go to DWG 44, upper left section. There you’ll find the callout for the #6 nut plates. Install them anytime before mounting the VS.
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-12-2022, 09:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,390
Posted By mfleming
DWG 6 section B-B describes the fiberglass tip...

DWG 6 section B-B describes the fiberglass tip attachment to the vertical stabilizer. Dimple the metal, countersink the fiberglass.

Not sure we’re your seeing 6 rivets being left out? DWG 6 shows...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-12-2022, 10:04 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,817
Posted By mfleming
These posts are a little old but my shed some...

These posts are a little old but my shed some light on the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-11-2022, 06:41 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,817
Posted By mfleming
Touché ;) (Strength wise)

Touché ;)

(Strength wise)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-11-2022, 06:21 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,817
Posted By mfleming
Flap linkage

While it might be true the round aluminum flap linkage may be the weakest link in the system that does not mean it’s not up to the task at hand. Vans has addressed this issue on VAF before and said...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-05-2022, 08:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 708
Posted By mfleming
If you still want the pleasure of wiring, Stein...

If you still want the pleasure of wiring, Stein can make you an interconnect drawing. This will take all the mystery out of how to connect everything.
Forum: My RV Build Project 06-04-2022, 08:47 AM
Replies: 205
Views: 122,857
Posted By mfleming
I agree, I made a test article and it held great.

I agree, I made a test article and it held great.
Forum: My RV Build Project 06-03-2022, 08:50 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 122,857
Posted By mfleming
I might have missed it but what primer did you...

I might have missed it but what primer did you use on the bare aluminum? Was it the 209D?

The reason I ask is that an old thread brought up the issue that 209D was for painted surfaces and not for...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-27-2022, 01:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 737
Posted By mfleming
My elevator horns are the newer ones. Mine have...

My elevator horns are the newer ones. Mine have a 45° on the aft side to allow for better clearance. Even so, they hit the aft bulkhead at only 26°. I'll trim some meat off the aft end of the...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-27-2022, 09:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 737
Posted By mfleming
To those that may be interested in this...

To those that may be interested in this discussion, I talked to Vans this morning.

They recommended removing material from the elevator horn to achieve the up angle needed. Material can be removed...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-27-2022, 09:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 737
Posted By mfleming
Roger that on not hitting the aft bulkhead. And...

Roger that on not hitting the aft bulkhead. And yes, the up max and min are 30°/25°. Even hitting the aft bulkhead my elevator only achieved 26°...I'd like to get as close to 30° as I can.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-27-2022, 03:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,619
Posted By mfleming
Actually these Matco wheels are set differently...

Actually these Matco wheels are set differently than traditional wheels. Tighten the axle nut until the seal stops spinning, then insert the cotter pin. If one backs the nut out to align the hole...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-26-2022, 08:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,619
Posted By mfleming
Thanks... On another note....that axle must be...

Thanks...
On another note....that axle must be hard...bits dulled fast :eek:
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-26-2022, 08:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 737
Posted By mfleming
Elevator horn hitting Bulkhead F-112

Today I was grinding away on the up elevator stop to hopefully achieve 30° up deflection. My bad, a little too much grinding without checking. Now the elevator horn hits the aft bulkhead F-112. ...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-26-2022, 07:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,619
Posted By mfleming
Axle Cotter Pin Hole Location

Matco wheels/brakes installed and axle nut tightened down. These photos show how close the cotter pin hole would be to the end of the axle. Seems awful close to me. Any thoughts??
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-08-2022, 04:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,068
Posted By mfleming
So I'm installing a brand new exhaust. These...

So I'm installing a brand new exhaust. These joints when brand new are so stiff, I didn't know they moved. I've been advised to use Mouse Milk...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-07-2022, 06:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 773
Posted By mfleming
Yes, bolt removed. To tell the truth, I thought...

Yes, bolt removed.

To tell the truth, I thought the ball joints were welded until I read a little further.

It looks like the exhaust needs to come off. I hate to put pressure on the exhaust...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-07-2022, 01:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 773
Posted By mfleming
Yes, pretty creative...This was all Clint's idea...

Yes, pretty creative...This was all Clint's idea at Vetterman Exhaust...If it works out he may produce these for sale.

On the ball joints...my new ones show no signs of moving. Apply some mouse...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-06-2022, 07:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 773
Posted By mfleming
IO-360-M1B Second Heat Muff

So this is part of the experimenting in experimental aviation.

Last year I ordered and received my exhaust system directly from Vetterman Exhaust. When talking to Clint about my engine, a...
Forum: Autopilots 05-05-2022, 10:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,122
Posted By mfleming
Yes, those 3 wires from the RA trim go directly...

Yes, those 3 wires from the RA trim go directly to the GEA 24 and yes they are shielded. Mine are 3-22 cable and all three are together surrounded by the shield.

See post #2 with my drawing. This...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-23-2022, 09:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,072
Posted By mfleming
Not sure what it is but it wasn’t in either of my...

Not sure what it is but it wasn’t in either of my QB fuselages. I’ll go out on a limb and say whatever it is it’s not in the plans.
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-12-2022, 02:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,092
Posted By mfleming
No, the only wires to go down the central tunnel...

No, the only wires to go down the central tunnel were the flap wires.

The wires described in the video went through either the left or right conduit shown in this photo. These conduits are not in...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-12-2022, 10:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,092
Posted By mfleming
Here's a video (https://youtu.be/rgcAMRCZvg4)...

Here's a video (https://youtu.be/rgcAMRCZvg4) that I made when I did a mock up of my wiring.

-7 slider.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-09-2022, 07:36 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,819
Posted By mfleming
So when I was young, single and worked a remote...

So when I was young, single and worked a remote job. I bought my first house and was worried about break-ins when I was away. I went to the local police station and talked to a burglary detective...
Forum: RV-14 04-03-2022, 08:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 940
Posted By mfleming
I have the original cowl tool...PM'ed you.

I have the original cowl tool...PM'ed you.
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-26-2022, 11:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,496
Posted By mfleming
Well if you're building a slider, the top...

Well if you're building a slider, the top forward skin has to be in place to install the windshield.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-25-2022, 09:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,179
Posted By mfleming
So you didn't install the platenut ... How about...

So you didn't install the platenut ... How about installing a rivnut at that location? This would achieve the same result as if the platenut were there.

Also, you could blind rivet weights at the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-25-2022, 08:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,093
Posted By mfleming
I built a downdraft paint booth using cheap bilge...

I built a downdraft paint booth using cheap bilge blower motors from Amazon. It worked well for all my priming.

Heres a short video (https://youtube.com/shorts/kD8BFYXxByQ?feature=share) of it.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-21-2022, 09:55 AM
Replies: 108
Sticky: Baffle Mod
Views: 118,976
Posted By mfleming
Thanks for the data, great information. As for...

Thanks for the data, great information.

As for the template for this mod...If anyone could post a link or share a photo, please do...I came up goose eggs on a search.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-15-2022, 09:25 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,508
Posted By mfleming
I’m sure I’ll be flamed but the real lesson here...

I’m sure I’ll be flamed but the real lesson here IMHO is not to use the pneumatic squeezer to dimple.

I love my pneumatic squeezer but have never used it for dimpling. Too much chance of real...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-14-2022, 08:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 437
Posted By mfleming
This might help.

This might help.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-12-2022, 06:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,632
Posted By mfleming
I'm going to Alodine mine. I will use the...

I'm going to Alodine mine. I will use the Bonderite M-CR 1001 Aero. Thats the clear version. Corrosion protection and I like the smooth clear finish it leaves.

These wheel pant brackets have been...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-12-2022, 09:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,656
Posted By mfleming
So if you do panic buy and end up with the...

So if you do panic buy and end up with the engine, just remember there is Lycoming service instruction No. 1481B (https://www.lycoming.com/sites/default/files/Factory%20Engine%20Preservation.pdf)...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-09-2022, 02:26 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,784
Posted By mfleming
I think a drawing or a schematic would help us...

I think a drawing or a schematic would help us answer the question.
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-08-2022, 07:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,496
Posted By mfleming
Apparently not, mine was completed on the bench...

Apparently not, mine was completed on the bench and came out perfectly.

On the Vans hatch kit, the access holes are on top, between the sup-panel ribs, where it’s very flat.
Forum: Tools 03-07-2022, 11:12 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,373
Posted By mfleming
Yes it works great for heat shrink tubing.

Yes it works great for heat shrink tubing.
Forum: Tools 03-07-2022, 09:58 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,373
Posted By mfleming
The Epson PX-900 may be a good machine but at at...

The Epson PX-900 may be a good machine but at at over $400...WOW!

The DYMO Label Maker LabelManager 160...
Forum: COMM 03-07-2022, 09:15 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,770
Posted By mfleming
Most modern radios allow one to monitor the...

Most modern radios allow one to monitor the standby frequency.
Forum: Tools 03-07-2022, 09:00 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,373
Posted By mfleming
This is the one I use for heat shrink and regular...

This is the one I use for heat shrink and regular labels.
Dymo Label Maker LabelManager 160...
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-07-2022, 08:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,496
Posted By mfleming
If you are ever thinking of installing the Vans...

If you are ever thinking of installing the Vans hatches, do it before riveting on the top skin.

Also, if you want to paint the top and bottom of the glare shield it’s much easier to do it on the...
Forum: COMM 03-07-2022, 08:36 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,770
Posted By mfleming
One advantage of a single comm is not having to...

One advantage of a single comm is not having to install an audio panel. This really simplifies the wiring.
My Garmin GTR 200B comm lets you listen to the standby freq, has a good intercom and has...
Forum: Fiberglass 03-05-2022, 09:36 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,826
Posted By mfleming
Well I finished extending the edges of my cowl. ...

Well I finished extending the edges of my cowl. Thanks for everyones input, that really helped.
Forum: Fiberglass 02-26-2022, 01:44 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,826
Posted By mfleming
A Success and Another Failure.

My #2 test article for extending the cowling using a layup technique worked. Having a much wider scarf made all the difference. That's going to work well for the bottom of the cowl where it needs to...
Forum: Fiberglass 02-25-2022, 06:30 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,826
Posted By mfleming
Here's a simple one for larger pieces built out...

Here's a simple one for larger pieces built out of foil covered foam, a 1500w heater and a temp controller.

I'm using this hotbox today to cure the lower cowl training edge extensions.
Forum: Fiberglass 02-25-2022, 02:39 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,826
Posted By mfleming
Good tip! Anytime I can use the paddle sanding...

Good tip!
Anytime I can use the paddle sanding disc is a good day ;)
Forum: Fiberglass 02-25-2022, 01:14 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,826
Posted By mfleming
There's a great thread...

There's a great thread (https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?t=191219&page=2) about fiberglassing a rudder that really showed me I was not making the scarf correctly.

My scarf is the...
Forum: Fiberglass 02-25-2022, 12:53 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,826
Posted By mfleming
The hot boxes are just to speed up production as...

The hot boxes are just to speed up production as the shop is about 60°F, plus I'm impatient ;)
Forum: Fiberglass 02-25-2022, 09:34 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,826
Posted By mfleming
Is a Flox Extension Still Valid

This is a great discussion. My test article failed miserably yesterday but it was probably due to the scarf not being just right.

I have a question about this statement from Dan's post. Is this...
Forum: Fiberglass 02-24-2022, 12:19 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,826
Posted By mfleming
Meaning, all layers should be the same?

Meaning, all layers should be the same?
Forum: Fiberglass 02-24-2022, 12:00 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,826
Posted By mfleming
Fiberglass - Multiple Layer Question

https://www.danhorton.net/VAF/Extending%20a%20Cowl%20Edge/Scarf%20Extension.jpg

I'm extending the edge of my cowling using the method Dan Horton posted.

Question

When laying up multiple layers,...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-23-2022, 10:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 711
Posted By mfleming
There are a couple of methods for setting the...

There are a couple of methods for setting the spinner backplate distance without the prop on. Vans recommends using pvc spacers that set the backplate the proper distance.

Having the prop on would...
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