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Forum: Glass Cockpit Today, 09:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 230
Posted By agent4573
Good info, thanks. We were confused since the g3x...

Good info, thanks. We were confused since the g3x advertises it can control 2 remote radios. We assumed that meant it could do it without the need for an audio panel as well. We can do the 650, but...
Forum: Glass Cockpit Yesterday, 06:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 230
Posted By agent4573
Rate my avionics kit.... please

Looking for any suggestions on the following list of avionics. We're building an IFR platform that can go cross country safely. We're not looking to fly hard IFR all the time, but want the capability...
Forum: Fiberglass 10-29-2020, 01:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,109
Posted By agent4573
So here's what I ended up doing... The vertical...

So here's what I ended up doing...

The vertical stab cap had a wedge cut out of it, pulled into shape and reglassed with 4 layers of 8ish oz fabric. Foam core was floxed into position to close out...
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-27-2020, 05:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,126
Posted By agent4573
If the oil cooler isnt being maxed out, the...

If the oil cooler isnt being maxed out, the vernatherm should be regulating oil flow to the cooler to keep a constant temperature. If you both had 185 degree valves, then this makes sense. If you...
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-27-2020, 04:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 330
Posted By agent4573
We ordered our wing harness from Aerotronics. Our...

We ordered our wing harness from Aerotronics. Our wing root disconnect is a plastic DB15 connector with 13 wires in it. I assume one of them is the shield wire being carried through the interface....
Forum: Interiors 10-25-2020, 09:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,016
Posted By agent4573
What's their current lead time between design...

What's their current lead time between design finishing and production starting?
Forum: Reviews 10-23-2020, 06:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 612
Posted By agent4573
Darren's been super helpful for my purchase as...

Darren's been super helpful for my purchase as well. The initial quote of 8 weeks turned into 12, but darren always answered emails or phone calls within 24 hours and was incredibly helpful.
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-23-2020, 09:02 AM
Replies: 1,861
Views: 1,151,188
Posted By agent4573
Very nice. Congrats

Very nice. Congrats
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-21-2020, 01:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,779
Posted By agent4573
https://www.businessinsurance.com/article/20190920...

https://www.businessinsurance.com/article/20190920/NEWS06/912330769/Aviation-industry-expects-double-digit-insurance-premium-hikes?utm_campaign=BI20190920Breaking

From this article, not only did the...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 10-19-2020, 09:27 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 203
Posted By agent4573
Wtb: no longer needed, please ignore

Mod can delete. Thanks.
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-17-2020, 10:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,218
Posted By agent4573
That makes more sense. I was looking at the...

That makes more sense. I was looking at the drawing and thinking the bolt would be the inner diameter. Sorry, I'm a a little slow on the uptake sometimes.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-17-2020, 09:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,878
Posted By agent4573
Fiberglass.....

Fiberglass.....
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-17-2020, 05:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,218
Posted By agent4573
Why open the pegasus saddle washer to 5/16?...

Why open the pegasus saddle washer to 5/16? Shouldn't you open it to 3/16 so the bolt fits through?
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-16-2020, 10:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,218
Posted By agent4573
I'll take a set of you print some more out. The...

I'll take a set of you print some more out. The flat washer against the round cylinder bugged me a little, but I figured there's plenty of people using them to not be an issue. Something light and...
Forum: Fiberglass 10-14-2020, 10:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,109
Posted By agent4573
It was way too wide so I ended up cutting a slot...

It was way too wide so I ended up cutting a slot in it and adding flox to get the shape close. Tomorrow I'll sand that down and remount it. I don't know if I'll make it one solid piece and cut it...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-14-2020, 09:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 993
Posted By agent4573
I used stewart and they dealt with vans directly...

I used stewart and they dealt with vans directly to setup the pickup times.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-14-2020, 05:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 650
Posted By agent4573
Stepper bits work fine. You just don't want...

Stepper bits work fine. You just don't want anything that can catch an edge. If you want more accurate sizes, you can get some of...
Forum: My RV Build Project 10-13-2020, 08:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,985
Posted By agent4573
Engine is here!!! Also, the canopy is glued and...

Engine is here!!! Also, the canopy is glued and curing.
Forum: Fiberglass 10-13-2020, 05:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,109
Posted By agent4573
Thanks everyone. I think I have the same problem...

Thanks everyone. I think I have the same problem as TASEsq, it's wider and shorter than it should be. I'll see if I can get away with a trim/epoxy/micro layer, but if not will go the flox then micro...
Forum: Fiberglass 10-13-2020, 03:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,109
Posted By agent4573
Microballoon max thickness

Starting the fiberglass and it's my first time doing any epoxy stuff. The rudder and vertical stab fairings are off about 1/8". At this location, would it be safe to add 1/8-3/16" of micro and then...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-12-2020, 06:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,424
Posted By agent4573
Couldn't you use it between each node to rule out...

Couldn't you use it between each node to rule out a short in the harness? Plug it in at the magnetometer in the wing tip and it should show good until the roll autopilot servo. Plug it in at the...
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-11-2020, 05:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 317
Posted By agent4573
I looked into the 320 mount and decided against...

I looked into the 320 mount and decided against it. We want to do entry level IAC competition with this plane, and hanging everything further forward didn't seem like a good idea for extended periods...
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-11-2020, 03:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 317
Posted By agent4573
Question CG datum for prop

Anyone know how far aft the prop is from the 0 datum? Vans lists the wing leading edge as 70" but my wings aren't on yet so I can't go measure. Hoping for the numbers for a 360 on the standard mount....
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 10-11-2020, 02:54 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 278
Posted By agent4573
Sikaflex activator and primer

Just finished my canopy bonding and these will expire before I'm ready for the windshield. Expiration date is 02/21 for the 209 primer and 06/21 for the 205 activator. Sikaflex recommends using them...
Forum: My RV Build Project 10-05-2020, 10:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,985
Posted By agent4573
Laid out the rivet locations for the Titanium...

Laid out the rivet locations for the Titanium belly skin. It an 20x24" piece of 0.020 Ti bought from Mcmaster. It has 1/8" of Fiberfrax sandwiched between it and the primered skin. I made 2 drain...
Forum: My RV Build Project 10-05-2020, 10:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,985
Posted By agent4573
A few more updates.... Here is the aftermath of...

A few more updates....

Here is the aftermath of the wing work. I had to pull the access panel off to get to the backside of the dent. I made up some wooden dowels and put them on the rivet gun in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-04-2020, 07:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,388
Posted By agent4573
That helps. I haven't dug into the install manual...

That helps. I haven't dug into the install manual yet since I haven't got to that point of the build. I didn't realize it was just a jumper to activate/deactivate the termination resistor.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-04-2020, 04:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,388
Posted By agent4573
I'd like g3xexpert to chime in on this incase...

I'd like g3xexpert to chime in on this incase someone finds this thread later looking for info. 120 ohm resistors are normally used high speed CAN bus and require 2 resistors in parallel from the can...
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-03-2020, 09:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,871
Posted By agent4573
That tube is only used for the pushrods. My plans...

That tube is only used for the pushrods. My plans that shipped this year still called out 65 25/32" and they were too short. Vans support said their plans showed 66 and something but it was too...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-24-2020, 01:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,051
Posted By agent4573
So are those 3 molded in lines part of the canopy...

So are those 3 molded in lines part of the canopy shape or part of the machining flange?
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-24-2020, 12:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,051
Posted By agent4573
What is the canopy flange?

First step of trimming the canopy is to remove the molding flange. As someone that's never worked with Plexi before I have no clue what that means. The pic attached shows the side of the canopy....
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 09-18-2020, 09:37 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 23,052
Posted By agent4573
Had a buddies subaru 2.5 turbo motor a few years...

Had a buddies subaru 2.5 turbo motor a few years ago that kept braking up under boost above 4500 rpm. This wasn't in a plane, but an off-road car. After hours of diagnosis and not finding an issue,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-17-2020, 04:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 789
Posted By agent4573
I called falcon in March when my kit was...

I called falcon in March when my kit was delivered to ask about a quote. Still waiting to hear back from them....
Forum: California 09-15-2020, 07:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 849
Posted By agent4573
If you fly into San Carlos or palo alto, it's a 5...

If you fly into San Carlos or palo alto, it's a 5 minute Uber to the train station that will take you right into downtown.
Forum: Reviews 09-14-2020, 08:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 596
Posted By agent4573
Looks awesome. Can you provide any details on the...

Looks awesome. Can you provide any details on the need to run fire sleeve thru the cockpit? Firewall forward I get, but in the cabin seems like extra weight for no major benefit. Any insights?

Can...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-12-2020, 09:12 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,742
Posted By agent4573
Anyone have the hidden tank with the "almost a...

Anyone have the hidden tank with the "almost a 14" seatmod installed? I was curious to hear feedback about how they played together.
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-11-2020, 08:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 577
Posted By agent4573
Just finished the trim on my QB wings. Take it...

Just finished the trim on my QB wings. Take it very slow. There isn't much extra material to allow still maintaining edge distance. I had to go slightly more than the template in order to get the...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-10-2020, 09:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 539
Posted By agent4573
The dimension you're looking for is 19/32 from...

The dimension you're looking for is 19/32 from the center of the tooling hole.
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-06-2020, 09:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,738
Posted By agent4573
We made a custom bucking bar out of 1/8th by 1"...

We made a custom bucking bar out of 1/8th by 1" steel bar. Ground it down to be really thin on one side so it would fit. It took a while to drive them because the bar was so light, but eventually...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-04-2020, 08:45 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 11,426
Posted By agent4573
Lots of good suggestions so far, but at this...

Lots of good suggestions so far, but at this point they're all just kinda shots in the dark. The apple guy is asking some of the right questions to get started in defining what is/isn't a possible...
Forum: Flight Testing 08-25-2020, 08:36 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,319
Posted By agent4573
Agreed. There's always loops to jump through and...

Agreed. There's always loops to jump through and requirements to meet, but it is possible to do phase 1 with multiple people on board.
Forum: Flight Testing 08-25-2020, 08:11 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,319
Posted By agent4573
AC90-116 says you...

AC90-116 says you can.

https://www.kitplanes.com/two-pilots-for-phase-1-approved/
Forum: Propellers 08-20-2020, 09:16 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,242
Posted By agent4573
I know the whirlwind guys browse in here so I'll...

I know the whirlwind guys browse in here so I'll ask. What's the average cost and timeline for the 650 hour overhaul on the 300 series? Is your turn around time closer to 2 weeks or 2 months once you...
Forum: My RV Build Project 08-20-2020, 07:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,985
Posted By agent4573
Disaster!

I was relocating the wiring conduit in the right wing and while moving the wing around the garage, it slid off the stand and dented the front skin pretty bad. An A&P buddy came by and said it might...
Forum: California 08-19-2020, 05:07 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 758
Posted By agent4573
Sheet metal repair around KPAO

We dropped our wing off the stand today and dented the leading edge of the tank pretty bad. I posted in the classified for a new tank, but this one may be repairable by a professional. Anyone know a...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-14-2020, 05:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,644
Posted By agent4573
That may be the case too. We did hand dimpling...

That may be the case too. We did hand dimpling only during the class, and people putting all their effort into squeezing may have led to twisting and pulling and not keeping the dimple straight as...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-14-2020, 02:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,644
Posted By agent4573
Stretched/oblong holes that result in the shop...

Stretched/oblong holes that result in the shop head not sitting around the entire diameter of the dimple, but allowing it to only grab half or 3/4 of the rim.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-14-2020, 11:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,644
Posted By agent4573
The EAA sheet metal class that everyone...

The EAA sheet metal class that everyone recommends on this forum says you can absolutely over dimple a hole. It was one of the biggest things I was doing wrong during the class appearantly. If you...
Forum: My RV Build Project 08-12-2020, 08:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,985
Posted By agent4573
Question I'll likely do that for final assembly. I didn't...

I'll likely do that for final assembly. I didn't want to get them in there right now and not be able to take em back out. Not quite ready to have to work around the gear legs from here on out.
Forum: My RV Build Project 08-11-2020, 08:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,985
Posted By agent4573
Installed the engine mount and test fit both the...

Installed the engine mount and test fit both the landing gear legs. The instructions say installing these "can't be easier", except they don't actually fit all the way in, so there's going to be some...
Forum: My RV Build Project 08-11-2020, 08:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,985
Posted By agent4573
Installed the tail and got the elevator and push...

Installed the tail and got the elevator and push rods rigged up. Installed the internal rudder stop (took 2 tries to get it right). Drilled the hole on the side of the elevator for the electric trim...
Forum: My RV Build Project 08-11-2020, 08:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,985
Posted By agent4573
Been a while, so here's a few updates. More...

Been a while, so here's a few updates. More details can be found on the blog.

Added the spring returns to the rudder pedals so I don't have to worry about accidentally dragging brakes during...
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-31-2020, 10:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,307
Posted By agent4573
Question Won't have to weigh it every time, just twice....

Won't have to weigh it every time, just twice. once before removal and once after. Those two measurements will let you calculate the moment arm of the prop and you can use that for all the future...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-27-2020, 04:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,220
Posted By agent4573
Got that email from Blake earlier today. Great...

Got that email from Blake earlier today. Great news. What are the chances I can special order a left and a right version in the next production run?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-24-2020, 09:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 8,005
Posted By agent4573
Rv8 down in tehachapi

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.tehachapinews.com/news/plane-crashes-into-industrial-building-in-tehachapi/article_ba34c348-cdeb-11ea-8718-574aca2d3cea.amp.html


"A single-engine Vans RV-8 aircraft...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-23-2020, 01:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,220
Posted By agent4573
That looks like almost exactly what I need. I...

That looks like almost exactly what I need. I don't know if I have the extra 0.5" width the 3 lever requires vs the 2, but once I get em installed I can easily make up a template like that and send...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-23-2020, 09:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,220
Posted By agent4573
I figured I could repaint the knob from red to...

I figured I could repaint the knob from red to blue, my issue was the engraved face plate that would have to be milled down to remove the lettering or covered up. Since one of these is going on the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-23-2020, 08:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,220
Posted By agent4573
Throttle/prop quadrant

Does anyone make a 2 lever throttle/prop quadrant instead of the standard throttle/mixture? I've got an email into blake at flyboys to see if they can help but with more EFI systems that don't...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-22-2020, 09:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 800
Posted By agent4573
Which model transducer did you buy? The 201, 231,...

Which model transducer did you buy? The 201, 231, or the H? Is that black fitting the transducer?

From the website:
Range (201) 0.6 to 60 GPH, (231) 3 to 90 GPH, (H) 3 to 120 GPH
Fuel ports ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-22-2020, 04:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 611
Posted By agent4573
Yeah, that's kind of what I was afraid of. I'm at...

Yeah, that's kind of what I was afraid of. I'm at the point in the build where I want to mount the wings and make up the all the fuel lines. Kind of pointless to do that until I have the fuel valve...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-22-2020, 11:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 611
Posted By agent4573
Andair fuel valve supplier

Looking for the duplex valve FS20-20-D2-6M MALE. Pilotshop and aircraft spruce are out of stock. Anyone know anyone that has them in stock in the US or is it best to just order directly from andair?...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-19-2020, 05:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,272
Posted By agent4573
I've used the aluminum ones in track cars before...

I've used the aluminum ones in track cars before and never had an issue with galling, but I did use Teflon tape or pfte pipe goop during assembly. I know you're not supposed to use tape in aircraft,...
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