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Forum: Tip up canopy vs. Sliding canopy Yesterday, 08:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 131
Posted By nohoflyer
Any suggestions?

It looks like there is not much discussion going on here lately. Iím ready to order my fuselage and need some pros and cons.

Thx.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News Yesterday, 08:03 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 165
Posted By nohoflyer
Will a deposit start my delivery clock?

I just saw that the fuselage lead times are 9 months. I have most of the money but not all. If I put a deposit down, does that start the countdown or do I need to pay in full?
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-25-2021, 01:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 285
Posted By nohoflyer
So it looks like 2 at 66Ē and 2 at 24Ē. Thx.

So it looks like 2 at 66Ē and 2 at 24Ē.

Thx.
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-25-2021, 12:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 285
Posted By nohoflyer
Help with tube lengths for wing rods

I donít have my plans in front of me and need to shorten the 12 foot pole that wonít fit in my car. I know that it eventually has to be shortened to fabricate the flight control rods in the wings....
Forum: My RV Build Project 11-22-2021, 07:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 7,373
Posted By nohoflyer
Haha good luck with that

Haha good luck with that
Forum: My RV Build Project 11-22-2021, 06:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 616
Posted By nohoflyer
This is me using Wirejocks technique for lining...

This is me using Wirejocks technique for lining up the baffle, z bracket, ribs. I screwed my first tank up and had to reorder parts and redo. Thank you sir, this worked so well!


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Forum: My RV Build Project 11-22-2021, 06:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 616
Posted By nohoflyer
New shop I share with some woodworkers. Besides...

New shop I share with some woodworkers. Besides the dust and cramped space, this place is awesome and Iím lucky to have it. This is me spread out but being that all tables, benches, and jigs/stands...
Forum: My RV Build Project 11-22-2021, 06:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 616
Posted By nohoflyer
Sooo much space to work. And a nice view. 18617

Sooo much space to work. And a nice view.

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Forum: My RV Build Project 11-22-2021, 06:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 616
Posted By nohoflyer
Maybe looking like something. 18615

Maybe looking like something.


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Forum: My RV Build Project 11-22-2021, 06:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 616
Posted By nohoflyer
Winter riveting. 18615

Winter riveting.


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Forum: My RV Build Project 11-22-2021, 06:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 616
Posted By nohoflyer
Empennage complete and hung. Building a rack like...

Empennage complete and hung. Building a rack like this is just part of the process.


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Forum: My RV Build Project 11-22-2021, 06:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 616
Posted By nohoflyer
My move and my new shop. It looks cool but no...

My move and my new shop. It looks cool but no power or water and not convenient....
Forum: My RV Build Project 11-22-2021, 06:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 616
Posted By nohoflyer
My first big piece. 18609

My first big piece.


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Forum: My RV Build Project 11-22-2021, 06:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 616
Posted By nohoflyer
Working on the empennage. 18608

Working on the empennage.

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Forum: My RV Build Project 11-22-2021, 06:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 616
Posted By nohoflyer
My initial shop in my basement. 18607

My initial shop in my basement.




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Forum: Photography 11-21-2021, 10:46 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 23,124
Posted By nohoflyer
I’ve been trying to insert pics but it isn’t...

I’ve been trying to insert pics but it isn’t working. It puts in the correct link but is not embedding.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/nykvqRcswsJ9fNQp8
Forum: My RV Build Project 11-21-2021, 03:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 616
Posted By nohoflyer
Standby for me to figure out pic editor.

Standby for me to figure out pic editor.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-21-2021, 02:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,154
Posted By nohoflyer
It really depends on the doctor and location. I...

It really depends on the doctor and location. I have found that the charges vary.
Forum: My RV Build Project 11-21-2021, 09:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 616
Posted By nohoflyer
Irvís RV-7A journey

I started my build when I lived in a real house in W Massachusetts. I had an actual walk out basement that I turned into my shop. Actually it was a great motivation to finally clean, purge, and...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-20-2021, 11:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,132
Posted By nohoflyer
Plate nut jigójust get one

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Plate nut jig (aircraft spruce). Saved me sooo much time.

Initially I did what the plans called for and made my own with a plate nut and a shortened AN4-3A bolt. Biggest issue was the poor...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-11-2021, 01:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 271
Posted By nohoflyer
The old joke of looking down at 25,000 feet and...

The old joke of looking down at 25,000 feet and saying ďit sure does look like it sucks down thereĒ applies to me for sure.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-11-2021, 10:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,297
Posted By nohoflyer
Drill it out to a 30, redimple, and either use a...

Drill it out to a 30, redimple, and either use a 1/8 rivet or oops rivet.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-11-2021, 10:10 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,906
Posted By nohoflyer
Iím going to lose this one but I figure Iíd share...

Iím going to lose this one but I figure Iíd share due to amount of times breaking. Iíve snapped about 6 #40 reamers. Anytime my drill gets put down firmly or dropped, there goes another.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-31-2021, 12:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,065
Posted By nohoflyer
Thank you.

Thank you.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-31-2021, 12:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,065
Posted By nohoflyer
Drill for 1/4

Hey I know this should be easy but of course itís not (for me at least). Iím drilling the hole in the flap rib for the rod bearing and it calls for a 1/4 hole. Can someone help with what numbered...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-19-2021, 02:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,507
Posted By nohoflyer
I’m also at this stage and had to disassemble my...

I’m also at this stage and had to disassemble my right aileron. My first thought were oops rivets as well but I choose to go up to a 1/8 instead for reasons noted above. If it was only a few rivets...
Forum: The RV Grin 10-10-2021, 01:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,084
Posted By nohoflyer
That current paint is pretty nice.

That current paint is pretty nice.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-05-2021, 12:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 532
Posted By nohoflyer
Stiff hinges

Starting with my toolbox all my hinges has been stiff. The toolbox lid needs a lot of force to open/close.

The next was my elevator trim hinge. Itís not as stiff as my toolbox but will probably...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-01-2021, 04:45 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,536
Posted By nohoflyer
Where do you recommend that we install the nut...

Where do you recommend that we install the nut plates? Are you suggesting using screws instead of the pop rivets on the baffle? Iím right at this point.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-27-2021, 10:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 687
Posted By nohoflyer
Just found out source air is 10 bars or approx...

Just found out source air is 10 bars or approx 145 psi.

I can see the need for a filter due to the dubious cleanliness but do I need an oil attachment?
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-26-2021, 01:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 687
Posted By nohoflyer
Compressed air management

So Iím moving my build into a manufacturing building that has compressed air built in. Iím not sure of the source PSI but I imagine itís pretty high as they run some very big machines with it. I...
Forum: Safety 09-23-2021, 10:28 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,815
Posted By nohoflyer
Iím 54 and started losing my good vision around...

Iím 54 and started losing my good vision around 38. I went from bifocals to progressives. I too hated progressives initially and you do have to make sure they took good measurements.

Problem with...
Forum: RV-10 09-17-2021, 12:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,535
Posted By nohoflyer
Look for an EAA sheet metal class and take it...

Look for an EAA sheet metal class and take it before you start. Worth every penny.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-14-2021, 07:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,518
Posted By nohoflyer
I found that I needed a lot of the silver clecos...

I found that I needed a lot of the silver clecos for the wings, especially if you build them at the same time. I have more than 200. You will throw some out eventually due to bending them or if they...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-13-2021, 07:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,041
Posted By nohoflyer
Funny you say that because I built it backwards...

Funny you say that because I built it backwards and had to take it apart allowing me to inspect and fix the interior areas I would not have seen otherwise.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-12-2021, 08:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,041
Posted By nohoflyer
Corrosion

I went into my shop after a two week absence and found that I had quite a bit of surface corrosion on my aileron skin. The only thing I can imagine it being from would be my body sweat as it was...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-26-2021, 07:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,174
Posted By nohoflyer
Very nice. Iíll try it.

Very nice. Iíll try it.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-19-2021, 11:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,080
Posted By nohoflyer
I had a tech counselor come out. He mostly...

I had a tech counselor come out.

He mostly spoke about edge/hole distance rules and shop head measurements.

He said I should get a copy of AC 43-13.

Found a few oblong holes that need fixing.
Forum: Reviews 08-19-2021, 11:17 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 782
Posted By nohoflyer
Yes. Second this. They are great.

Yes. Second this. They are great.
Forum: RV-9/9A 08-15-2021, 11:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,109
Posted By nohoflyer
https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?...

https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?t=56320
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-11-2021, 01:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,288
Posted By nohoflyer
Band saws

Iíve been putting off buying one to my own detriment. Cutting the aluminum stock with a cutoff tool just isnít great.

Iíve seen the bandsaws that say they cut aluminum and many are shown at a weird...
Forum: Northeast 08-09-2021, 09:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 738
Posted By nohoflyer
I have. No response.

I have. No response.
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-08-2021, 09:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,484
Posted By nohoflyer
I bought a Dynon heated pitot tube with an AOA...

I bought a Dynon heated pitot tube with an AOA probe. This will eliminate the need for the stall warner. Also consider wiring for lights and autopilot. I started a thread similar to this six months...
Forum: Northeast 08-08-2021, 09:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 738
Posted By nohoflyer
Long Island

Anyone in Long Island able to inspect an RV-7 during the build. I have texted a few EAA contacts with no response.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-08-2021, 09:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,080
Posted By nohoflyer
Closing the tanks is pretty early in the wing...

Closing the tanks is pretty early in the wing build. I haven’t riveted any of the wing skins on yet. Skin riveting comes after tanks iaw the plans.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-08-2021, 11:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,080
Posted By nohoflyer
Inspections

Ok I searched under inspections and didnít find what I was looking for though Iím surprised itís not discussed more.

At what point to do people get their project looked at by someone who knows...
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-24-2021, 01:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 741
Posted By nohoflyer
Float sensor

Ok dumb question.

I getting ready to seal up the tanks and I donít have that many parts left of my shelf. Does the kit come with the float sensor? Cause I donít see it. Maybe itís hidden in my pile...
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-22-2021, 07:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 780
Posted By nohoflyer
**** I must have stared at that page for 15...

**** I must have stared at that page for 15 minutes and couldnít find it.

Thank you.
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-21-2021, 03:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 780
Posted By nohoflyer
Rivet for fuel drain

I canít find the rivet call out for the fuel drain flange. Anyone know what they are?
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-11-2021, 07:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 815
Posted By nohoflyer
Too many holes in my baffle

Had a few oopsie-daisee’s with my baffle and Z brackets and have a few extra #30 holes in both. My plan is to use an extra flush rivet with the shop head facing the tank and proseal it. Probably same...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-06-2021, 10:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,655
Posted By nohoflyer
What tailrudda said. More pressure on gun than...

What tailrudda said. More pressure on gun than bar.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-06-2021, 10:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,555
Posted By nohoflyer
Wow. Bought my emp amd wing kit and had no idea.

Wow. Bought my emp amd wing kit and had no idea.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-26-2021, 10:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,417
Posted By nohoflyer
All great replies. Thanks. I have no intention of...

All great replies. Thanks. I have no intention of doing competition acro. Just some loops and rolls. If I have some skills left, I should stay in the positive G regime 99% of the time.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-25-2021, 10:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,417
Posted By nohoflyer
Question about acro capabilities

When I flew acro in the USAF, my tweet was equipped with fuel pumps and an oil system that could handle it. How does Vans (specifically RV-7) deal with it? I ask because Iím about to begin on my fuel...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-22-2021, 11:35 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,059
Posted By nohoflyer
EAA offers a wiring course.

EAA offers a wiring course.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 06-22-2021, 10:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,576
Posted By nohoflyer
I had a very similar thing happen to me. I left...

I had a very similar thing happen to me. I left my horizontal stab in an area where my leaking refrigerator line slowly dripped on it. Very frustrating.

My solution was to clean it off and...
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-18-2021, 12:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 705
Posted By nohoflyer
Ta Dah! TYVM. My never-ending tool collection...

Ta Dah! TYVM. My never-ending tool collection continues!
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-18-2021, 11:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 705
Posted By nohoflyer
Actually after looking at the diagram I’d say he...

Actually after looking at the diagram I’d say he has a good question. If the backing plate covers the perimeter of the hole, shouldn’t I be cutting to the inner diameter?
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-18-2021, 06:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 705
Posted By nohoflyer
Thx for the reply

Thx for the reply
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-18-2021, 05:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 705
Posted By nohoflyer
Circle diameter fuel rib question

Iím on the road and donít have the plans in front of me and would like to buy the circle cutting tool. Anyone know the diameter of the hole that is cut in the inboard fuel tank rib that allows for...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 06-16-2021, 11:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,069
Posted By nohoflyer
So wait till the fuselage is what Iím getting?

So wait till the fuselage is what Iím getting?
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 06-15-2021, 06:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,069
Posted By nohoflyer
Black clecos

Iím making an order for some tools. I have the copper, silver, and brass ones. Iím in my wing build. When will I need the black ones?
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 06-12-2021, 12:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,961
Posted By nohoflyer
After you do two or three you will get it. Cut...

After you do two or three you will get it. Cut them per the plans then grind them to shape. I have a grinder with a metal grinder on one side and a scotchbright wheel on the other. You will use both.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 06-12-2021, 11:23 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 280
Posted By nohoflyer
Float sensor

Just watched the fuel tank video. It was great.

Where does the float sensor go? I donít have my plans in front of me. Are there aftermarket sensors that would need to be installed in the tanks?
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