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Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-29-2021, 07:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 601
Posted By N8DAV8R
I don't recall having to drill them either. When...

I don't recall having to drill them either.

When you say they don't fit in any of the holes...is this something you tried when the parts were separated? Have you tried putting one in from just the...
Forum: Safety 11-09-2021, 05:35 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 7,848
Posted By N8DAV8R
I'm not sure if my instructor pushed this or not,...

I'm not sure if my instructor pushed this or not, but I know my dad taught me this before I took my first real lesson. We're based at an uncontrolled field. I don't think it's a bit too much, not at...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-09-2021, 05:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,254
Posted By N8DAV8R
I scan and OCR the packing list before I start...

I scan and OCR the packing list before I start inventory and start marking it up, that was it's a clean copy and the OCR is easy.

I still find that most of the time it's faster just to grab the...
Forum: RV-15 11-08-2021, 07:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,435
Posted By N8DAV8R
Big plans for a company that's struggling to even...

Big plans for a company that's struggling to even fill kit and parts orders accurately and on time!
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-04-2021, 02:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,443
Posted By N8DAV8R
A litte related to this, the KAI calls for...

A litte related to this, the KAI calls for applying grease to the unprotected areas of the gear legs to prevent corrosion.

Anyone have thoughts on using a product like Corrosion X in that...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-03-2021, 04:55 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,039
Posted By N8DAV8R
The information for my kits is incorrect, and an...

The information for my kits is incorrect, and an entire kit that I have ordered and paid for isn't even listed. Considering their performance across the board lately, I'm not surprised.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-02-2021, 10:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 791
Posted By N8DAV8R
I have also been painting as I go. I like the...

I have also been painting as I go. I like the look of the finished interior with exposed rivets. I also have really enjoyed how doing it this way means things look really nice as it goes together....
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-28-2021, 01:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,487
Posted By N8DAV8R
Yeah, "follow section 5" is always the best...

Yeah, "follow section 5" is always the best advice and that's what I intend to do. After several operations in the fuse kit that involve enlarging holes I have realized that a reamer is almost always...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-27-2021, 06:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,487
Posted By N8DAV8R
FWIW, I cracked up a landing light lens (multiple...

FWIW, I cracked up a landing light lens (multiple times) with a plastics bit that I think came from McMaster but may have been another source. On the other side, and on the replacement lens, I did...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-26-2021, 09:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,118
Posted By N8DAV8R
$500 for 40k plus the liability. In my case the...

$500 for 40k plus the liability. In my case the liability covers what is required for my hangar agreement. I would guess this is a common reason for liability coverage included.

Thread is a good...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-14-2021, 09:06 AM
Replies: 667
Views: 591,176
Posted By N8DAV8R
End of the section 29 and end of the fuselage kit...

End of the section 29 and end of the fuselage kit seems like a good reason to post for the first time in this thread. Excited to get started on installing controls and getting through the finish kit!
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-07-2021, 09:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,289
Posted By N8DAV8R
The RV-12 has a stabilator with an anti-servo...

The RV-12 has a stabilator with an anti-servo tab. Being familiar with the motion of an AST in contrast to a typical elevator and trim tab is important to answering the question, especially based on...
Forum: California 09-28-2021, 12:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,469
Posted By N8DAV8R
Interesting to read this, and I'm not surprised...

Interesting to read this, and I'm not surprised at all. The reason that I'm building an airplane is that I live in the Central Valley and was appalled when I went rental shopping. The 'rating mills'...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-16-2021, 11:31 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,254
Posted By N8DAV8R
Here is a screen capture I just took, the live...

Here is a screen capture I just took, the live feed is running and RV's are racing.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-16-2021, 09:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 894
Posted By N8DAV8R
The current experience seems to be that it will...

The current experience seems to be that it will take 2-3 weeks to get your parts. When it arrives you will have missing parts or wrong parts. It will take another 3-4 days to get it sorted out then...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-16-2021, 09:20 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,254
Posted By N8DAV8R
Since I'm building a 12 I have dreamed of a 12...

Since I'm building a 12 I have dreamed of a 12 only class. It would be like the homebuilt grass roots version of the T-6 class. A bunch of slow stock airplanes with very similar performance. It could...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-16-2021, 09:18 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,254
Posted By N8DAV8R
There will be a stream. Watch the race...

There will be a stream. Watch the race organizations YouTube or Facebook pages. They recently posted that they will be streaming, with a warning not to be fooled by some scammers offering paid access.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-25-2021, 11:23 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,840
Posted By N8DAV8R
I saw your airplane in the Van's post about first...

I saw your airplane in the Van's post about first flights. Congratulations! It was really neat to see the father/son project and also to notice that you aren't far away.

I'm near Modesto. If you're...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-25-2021, 11:04 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,955
Posted By N8DAV8R
The flip side of this, is that you wait 6 months...

The flip side of this, is that you wait 6 months and something new comes out...and the same people who advised waiting change their tune to 'better wait 6 months, don't want to be one of the guinea...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-15-2021, 01:09 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 563
Posted By N8DAV8R
Canopy Rib Flange & Attach Angle

I have a question on orienting the attach angle to the canopy rib flange ( F-1202H ). Page 29-06.

The KAI says to orient the base of the 1202H and the attach angle so that they are planar by...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-13-2021, 05:12 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,461
Posted By N8DAV8R
I just completed the fuel lines on my project. I...

I just completed the fuel lines on my project. I had ordered extra tubing ahead of time just in case, and it turns out that I won't need it. It should be here by now, but isn't. I even ordered extra...
Forum: Painting your RV 08-11-2021, 10:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,232
Posted By N8DAV8R
It does seem to be really tough in light of how...

It does seem to be really tough in light of how easy it is to work with. I painted my fuselage side skin before I realized I had made a mistake that meant replacing the skin. While shuffling things...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-06-2021, 12:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,855
Posted By N8DAV8R
Thank you both for the follow up. I certainly had...

Thank you both for the follow up. I certainly had the E-LSA situation with the modification in mind. Appreciate the comments from both.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-06-2021, 09:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,855
Posted By N8DAV8R
We are at the point of making the prop decision,...

We are at the point of making the prop decision, engine order is just around the corner.

Any chance we could get some pictures of how much elongation of the cowl was necessary to get to the point of...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-03-2021, 08:05 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,461
Posted By N8DAV8R
I'm starting this section in the next few days...

I'm starting this section in the next few days and this threw me back into a loop of doubt too.
Forum: RV-15 07-29-2021, 04:05 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 40,950
Posted By N8DAV8R
You sir, have laid out an excellent strategy....

You sir, have laid out an excellent strategy. Build 2 more airplanes! I like it...but I'll be doing a -14 while I wait instead of a 10. :)
Forum: RV-15 07-28-2021, 06:43 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 40,950
Posted By N8DAV8R
This is one of the hazards I thought about as...

This is one of the hazards I thought about as soon as I saw 'back country capable' mentioned. Here comes the pissing match about what is and isn't 'back country', and how Van's isn't a true bush...
Forum: RV-15 07-28-2021, 08:14 AM
Replies: 235
Views: 40,950
Posted By N8DAV8R
Right. Put another way, I don't think Van's is...

Right. Put another way, I don't think Van's is going to put out a test bed for various technologies and techniques that find their way into other aircraft.
Forum: RV-15 07-27-2021, 12:36 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 40,950
Posted By N8DAV8R
I hope the Van's folks will design an airplane...

I hope the Van's folks will design an airplane where the mission has something to do with actual flying. Scrappy was designed to solicit YouTube subscriptions and likes and promote things at air...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-27-2021, 09:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,079
Posted By N8DAV8R
Thanks guys. I had looked ahead at that stuff is...

Thanks guys. I had looked ahead at that stuff is S29 but it still seemed unusual to me. Haven't really seen an assembly go together like that so far in the build, where you have a part match drilled...
Forum: RV-15 07-27-2021, 09:02 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,342
Posted By N8DAV8R
This is similar to my thinking. I'm building a...

This is similar to my thinking. I'm building a -12, just about at the end of the fuselage kit. Contrary to what a lot of people think about us "assemblers" (I see you over the NYTOM ;) ), there is...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-26-2021, 05:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,079
Posted By N8DAV8R
Holes at top of F1202-E

What's up with those two holes at very top of the F1202-E? I'm at the end of Sec. 23 and have looked ahead a little bit but I can't come up with any clear answer as to what those two holes are for at...
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 07-26-2021, 05:13 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 30,452
Posted By N8DAV8R
Since the video was posted and we saw the...

Since the video was posted and we saw the slides...I don't think the tandem/sidexside question bodes well for a 4 place.
Forum: Painting your RV 07-26-2021, 09:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 839
Posted By N8DAV8R
I am currently spraying JetFlex WR in my...

I am currently spraying JetFlex WR in my interior. A tough thing with paint and advice online is that we may have completely different levels of quality that we find acceptable. I actually wanted a...
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 07-26-2021, 09:34 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 30,452
Posted By N8DAV8R
I was hoping that would be around to complicate...

I was hoping that would be around to complicate my decision on what to build next too. Plenty left to do on my -12, but I guess I'll be keeping an eye on the bottom of the main page for a change some...
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 07-26-2021, 09:04 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 30,452
Posted By N8DAV8R
Sure...I'm making some assumptions. One of them...

Sure...I'm making some assumptions. One of them if that it's at capacity on Monday morning it's unusable on Saturday and Sunday. I've never been so what do I know...but I bet I'll see lots of stuff...
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 07-26-2021, 09:00 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 30,452
Posted By N8DAV8R
That stuff is interesting too. I would imagine...

That stuff is interesting too. I would imagine the presentation will be available somewhere eventually.
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 07-26-2021, 08:59 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 30,452
Posted By N8DAV8R
Sitting here feeling the same but reminding...

Sitting here feeling the same but reminding myself to have a better perspective. Whatever is new, we'll find out very shortly but I sure wish I could be there this morning just for the...
Forum: RV-10 07-23-2021, 10:25 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,738
Posted By N8DAV8R
Exactly this! Spoiled to have both, or as I would...

Exactly this! Spoiled to have both, or as I would read things to have all 3. I also have the traditional pneumatic as well as a hand squeezer as a result of some hand-me-down tools. Super handy to...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-23-2021, 09:27 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,363
Posted By N8DAV8R
Awesome. Too good, and yet still true!

Awesome. Too good, and yet still true!
Forum: RV-10 07-23-2021, 08:51 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,738
Posted By N8DAV8R
Dies and yokes are compatible between the Numatx...

Dies and yokes are compatible between the Numatx and the other popular squeezers.

It's a great tool, I love mine. One thing about the Numatx that is implied here but worth making very clear is that...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-23-2021, 08:38 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,363
Posted By N8DAV8R
That would disappointing. This does seem to be...

That would disappointing. This does seem to be the case after looking at other resources, but maybe only in certified installations? What's described here in the thread as a G3X features is discussed...
Forum: RV-14 07-20-2021, 11:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,262
Posted By N8DAV8R
Maybe. There is also the tendency for people to...

Maybe. There is also the tendency for people to build things up over time and remember things that happened 3 1/2 years ago differently than they really did. Stories can be like snowballs.

As to...
Forum: RV-14 07-20-2021, 09:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,262
Posted By N8DAV8R
...and with all of those described attempts to...

...and with all of those described attempts to make a determination there wasn't a single photo taken at the time? Something as important as the priming on a QB and it wasn't documented in any way,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-16-2021, 04:12 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,917
Posted By N8DAV8R
Count me in! This week it was a whole new...

Count me in! This week it was a whole new fuselage side skin...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-13-2021, 09:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,227
Posted By N8DAV8R
Well, it does sounds like a good way to get...

Well, it does sounds like a good way to get something to talk about at parties.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-07-2021, 01:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,690
Posted By N8DAV8R
There is a 'gotcha' thread like that but it's old...

There is a 'gotcha' thread like that but it's old and based on the legacy model's build manual. I still find it handy for things to take a closer look at. The KAI is remarkably accurate but there...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-07-2021, 08:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,690
Posted By N8DAV8R
Sorry that you have to do this, but can one of...

Sorry that you have to do this, but can one of you help the rest of us not to make this mistake by telling us where in our KAI we should put a big yellow sticky note ahead of time?

I understand that...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-06-2021, 08:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,957
Posted By N8DAV8R
Numerical order by section, except where noted,...

Numerical order by section, except where noted, is a pretty good indicator.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-01-2021, 09:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,101
Posted By N8DAV8R
Looks like it, but mine is not an RGS coupling....

Looks like it, but mine is not an RGS coupling. The coupling I used is for pressurized/vacuum plumping for fuel, water, etc. None of that matters as far as squeezing in a vice of course, so an RGS...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-01-2021, 08:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,101
Posted By N8DAV8R
Good question, and not something I recall now or...

Good question, and not something I recall now or could answer clearly...at least with respect to the actual squeeze. I'm not sure if I saw it on VAF but it popped up on a couple of the popular blogs...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-30-2021, 09:10 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 10,710
Posted By N8DAV8R
Yep. Same question that I'm struggling over. I'm...

Yep. Same question that I'm struggling over. I'm close to the end of the fuse kit, and I have half the finish kit (minus the backordered items). I have parts prepped and expect pretty quick progress...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-30-2021, 09:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,025
Posted By N8DAV8R
Same situation here, and I'm glad for it. I did...

Same situation here, and I'm glad for it. I did the waiting list for a hangar at KTCY and the perfect one came up earlier this year. I'm towards the end of the fuselage kit working in my garage, with...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-30-2021, 08:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,101
Posted By N8DAV8R
Here is the jaw we...

Here is the jaw we used...

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B018QNM7V2/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-29-2021, 03:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,101
Posted By N8DAV8R
One More Longeron Thread

The topic of opening up the longeron is a recurring one and there seems to be a variety of approaches and varying success. I know that before this step I read a lot of different ways to go about it....
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-12-2021, 10:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,706
Posted By N8DAV8R
Lots of good advice here. I'll mention a shop...

Lots of good advice here. I'll mention a shop addition that was inspired by struggling through this task.

Along with the difficult bolt and washer manipulation, is being in a decent position to...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-12-2021, 10:24 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,618
Posted By N8DAV8R
- A pneumatic squeezer is a luxury, and not...

- A pneumatic squeezer is a luxury, and not necessary. Taking it beyond that to the idea of 'justification' seems silly. None of this is necessity. If we frame airplane building in terms of being...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-20-2021, 01:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,566
Posted By N8DAV8R
I built an extended version of the standard EAA...

I built an extended version of the standard EAA wing cradle with some adaptations to support the build. Initially it had supports for the spars at both ends so that I could do most of the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-18-2021, 03:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,341
Posted By N8DAV8R
Awesome! I'll probably be finishing up my...

Awesome! I'll probably be finishing up my longeron flaring about the same time you're going flying.

Nice airplane in the profile pic!
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-18-2021, 02:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,341
Posted By N8DAV8R
I can't speak for Ralph and what he is saying,...

I can't speak for Ralph and what he is saying, but my own reaction would be that builders learn to deal with these situations pretty early on in the build. Most of us do that during the tail kit when...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-18-2021, 09:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,329
Posted By N8DAV8R
As a lot of people have or will point out and you...

As a lot of people have or will point out and you already know, a second screen is not necessary. We can approach this decision from the perspective of what is important to fly, or from the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-15-2021, 09:20 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 10,710
Posted By N8DAV8R
I got my finish kit week before last, within a...

I got my finish kit week before last, within a couple weeks of the time frame quoted when I ordered. The delays didn't add up as bad as they warned. In my case, I would have been happy to wait a few...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-14-2021, 08:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,122
Posted By N8DAV8R
I'm still in process on my fuse but I'm also...

I'm still in process on my fuse but I'm also painting essentially everything in the interior as I go. I'm also installing all of the options available for interior trim. A few things lead me down...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-17-2021, 05:15 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 10,710
Posted By N8DAV8R
Right. Pandemic is a start for the setbacks. Now...

Right. Pandemic is a start for the setbacks. Now add business interruptions for wildfires, freezing storms, and power outages for several days at a time.
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