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Forum: RV-7/7A 09-10-2020, 06:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 522
Posted By AlphaCharlieBravo
Hey Terry In that drawing A-A they give you...

Hey Terry

In that drawing A-A they give you everything you need. It shows 1" down from the last hole (two places) and 1/2" over from that centered hole.
Hope that helps. I made sure that I was all...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-06-2020, 11:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 959
Posted By AlphaCharlieBravo
Cowl order

Good response for me as well. Ordered my cowl this week over a few exchanged e-mails.Alls good.
Arnie
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-30-2020, 08:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 523
Posted By AlphaCharlieBravo
In the manual section 5 they show show the rivets...

In the manual section 5 they show show the rivets side by side. The 41H rivet portion, not the stem measures 7/32. The 42H measures 9/32.
Hope this helps.
The grip lengths of course are listed in...
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-10-2018, 06:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 989
Posted By AlphaCharlieBravo
Ryan Look at drawing 28 far left it shows the...

Ryan
Look at drawing 28 far left it shows the side skin over the bottom skin. Notice the broken line. That is the hidden line behind the side skin. Also follow the solid line on bottom of side skin...
Forum: RV-6/6A 05-01-2017, 06:34 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 108,753
Posted By AlphaCharlieBravo
Gene That looks to be a panel from Glasair. Think...

Gene
That looks to be a panel from Glasair. Think that was out of a Glastar. At least that era. It looks a lot like the pics in their gallery.
Couldnt find it in their online parts catalogue but...
Forum: RV-6/6A 04-26-2017, 08:27 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 135,970
Posted By AlphaCharlieBravo
Congratulations! Gil You are one of the most...

Congratulations! Gil

You are one of the most respected and knowledgable contributers on this site. I couldnt be happier for you. Have a safe Phase 1. All the best.
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-22-2017, 01:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,217
Posted By AlphaCharlieBravo
RV7 Finish Kit Inventory

Ready to order finishing kit for RV7 tipper. Ive got a number of items already, Grove wheels&brakes, engine mount (dyna 2) and gear legs and plan on using extended James Cowl.
Looking to see what...
Forum: Southeast 04-09-2017, 06:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,715
Posted By AlphaCharlieBravo
hahahahahaha "emailed some guy" Mitch Locke is...

hahahahahaha
"emailed some guy"

Mitch Locke is the new President of Vans Aircraft.

Welcome aboard!:)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-27-2017, 08:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,813
Posted By AlphaCharlieBravo
Yep Rim of the dimple.

Yep
Rim of the dimple.
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-13-2017, 10:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,478
Posted By AlphaCharlieBravo
Ray There is more slope on the bottom of bracket...

Ray
There is more slope on the bottom of bracket with flanges forward also the slot for the tank attach is higher relative to the centerline of the lightening hole.
Hope this helps.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-24-2016, 01:39 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,871
Posted By AlphaCharlieBravo
Using my sheetmetal calculator. A 24" run the...

Using my sheetmetal calculator.

A 24" run the (vertical part) and 5 degree pitch will give you a rise (the horizontal part) of (2") inches. This would be the difference where the plumb bob lands,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-24-2016, 12:36 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 9,440
Posted By AlphaCharlieBravo
"Unless otherwise specified in the engineering...

"Unless otherwise specified in the engineering drawing"
And it does. Plans view on Drawing 3 indicates to see details on Drawing 5 (Detail D) which indicate the direction of the rivet in question....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-15-2016, 10:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,602
Posted By AlphaCharlieBravo
Steve Cant see any reason why not. The airfoil...

Steve
Cant see any reason why not. The airfoil is the same for its entire 5.5" length from the base. Should be able to remove an inch or two without a problem.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-15-2016, 09:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,602
Posted By AlphaCharlieBravo
Kyle Make sure you are installing the blue...

Kyle
Make sure you are installing the blue anodized version. Not the gold one.
The gold ones have a history of the weld breaking. The blue ones were sent out no charge as a replacement.

I have the...
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-15-2016, 11:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,451
Posted By AlphaCharlieBravo
Drawing 3, view A-A. Hope this helps.

Drawing 3, view A-A.
Hope this helps.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-21-2016, 01:50 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 16,612
Posted By AlphaCharlieBravo
Talking And if you think the whole point of this thread...

And if you think the whole point of this thread is "mute", then like Diamond above we can't be friends :D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-16-2016, 09:07 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,235
Posted By AlphaCharlieBravo
little moose prints

https://www.facebook.com/littlemooseprints

Hope this helps.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-29-2016, 07:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,724
Posted By AlphaCharlieBravo
Merrill Here is another link from Hanks previous...

Merrill
Here is another link from Hanks previous post on the trip.

http://www.inspiration.bkoo.hk/flight-tracker
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-06-2016, 06:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,389
Posted By AlphaCharlieBravo
Proseal for me too using the angle method...

Proseal for me too using the angle method previously mentioned. I can use my trailing edge to calibrate levels.:cool:
Forum: Reviews 12-09-2015, 08:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,197
Posted By AlphaCharlieBravo
Congratualations Tim on your solo! Great job.

Congratualations Tim on your solo! Great job.
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-09-2015, 07:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,226
Posted By AlphaCharlieBravo
This is what I had to trim off. I trimmed it the...

This is what I had to trim off. I trimmed it the same angle as the skin. Worked out great.


https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-2BeshePgJe0/TNIdx88qtFI/AAAAAAAACkg/nWD5IMBbh1I/s640-Ic42/DSCN1145.JPG
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 11-01-2015, 05:58 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 8,062
Posted By AlphaCharlieBravo
Awesome Ron!!!! Great job:D

Awesome Ron!!!! Great job:D
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-18-2015, 07:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,076
Posted By AlphaCharlieBravo
Scott Where in Wa State do you live?

Scott
Where in Wa State do you live?
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-16-2015, 09:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,037
Posted By AlphaCharlieBravo
Larry I did 3", 4 1/16th, 5 1/8th. Worked swell....

Larry
I did 3", 4 1/16th, 5 1/8th. Worked swell. 5'8". Not flying yet.


https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-AqqWuGu6Mj8/TadvgnA60LI/AAAAAAAADDM/fsLktX554ec/s640-Ic42/DSCN1301.JPG
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-14-2015, 09:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,807
Posted By AlphaCharlieBravo
http://www.vansaircraft.com/public/service-rv12.ht...

http://www.vansaircraft.com/public/service-rv12.htm

Hopefully you can read here and decide.
Forum: RV-4 10-11-2015, 01:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,159
Posted By AlphaCharlieBravo
Our very own Mike Hoover on VAF wrote that a few...

Our very own Mike Hoover on VAF wrote that a few years back.

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=103337&highlight=rivet+app
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-04-2015, 08:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,041
Posted By AlphaCharlieBravo
Mani Yes there is a 1/4 inch offset for the...

Mani
Yes there is a 1/4 inch offset for the vertical stabilizer on the 7, and yes it took extensive measuring to locate that along with the vertical spar plumb in both directions.
Have fun with your...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-29-2015, 11:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 9,145
Posted By AlphaCharlieBravo
Beautiful work Bill.

Beautiful work Bill.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-04-2015, 07:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,178
Posted By AlphaCharlieBravo
Speaking of accuracy. The OP just mentions...

Speaking of accuracy. The OP just mentions "prestigious list" and the source, never naming the magazine as prestigious.

And for what its worth, it is a pretty good list.
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-19-2015, 09:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,122
Posted By AlphaCharlieBravo
Just looks a little deeper than...

Just looks a little deeper than mine.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-f69wMdIL8s8/VdVOGHAif8I/AAAAAAAAFBU/z1z_26CRcC8/s640-Ic42/IMAGE_69.jpeg
Forum: RV-9/9A 07-11-2015, 09:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,217
Posted By AlphaCharlieBravo
John Maybe Im missing something. The 705-E...

John
Maybe Im missing something. The 705-E doubler gets prepared like any other part. It nests behind the the 705-D bulkhead but the side holes do not get riveted until attaching the side skin. As...
Forum: RV-9/9A 07-11-2015, 08:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,217
Posted By AlphaCharlieBravo
Sheet 28. Forward side skin rivet callout. I...

Sheet 28. Forward side skin rivet callout. I dimpled all three layers. 705-d, 705-e and outer skin. I hope this answered what you were inquiring about.
Forum: RV-4 07-05-2015, 11:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,098
Posted By AlphaCharlieBravo
Hey Scott Try your "center section drawing"....

Hey Scott
Try your "center section drawing". Thats where mine are shown.
Forum: RV-4 07-04-2015, 04:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,098
Posted By AlphaCharlieBravo
The bolts on my 7 have washers under the bolt...

The bolts on my 7 have washers under the bolt heads on the lower close tolerence bolts but under the nuts on the upper bolts.

Don't you have a set of full size drawings? It would show the bolts and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-03-2015, 01:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,055
Posted By AlphaCharlieBravo
just a quick and dirty...

just a quick and dirty drawing.


https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-sLGyeN13RLI/VZbcZsYOQlI/AAAAAAAAFAs/Er0ooqernYY/s640/IMAGE_68.jpeg
Forum: RV-10 06-20-2015, 09:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,459
Posted By AlphaCharlieBravo
Looks like you have (6) of them within 20 miles...

Looks like you have (6) of them within 20 miles of you in Vero Beach.
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-16-2015, 08:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,251
Posted By AlphaCharlieBravo
Frank The rivets you're referring to are the two...

Frank
The rivets you're referring to are the two BSPQ-5-4 rivets?
They measure .153. A #21 drill will give you .159. A #19 will give you .166.
My plans from 2008 indicate #21.
Id suggest you get the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-07-2015, 10:55 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 16,890
Posted By AlphaCharlieBravo
http://aviation-safety.net/wikibase/wiki.php?id=17...

http://aviation-safety.net/wikibase/wiki.php?id=176705
Forum: Acts of Charity (using your RV) 06-06-2015, 09:12 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 7,790
Posted By AlphaCharlieBravo
Cinder the Bear Cub

Cinder the Bear Cub was released into the wild this week.

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=116056
Forum: Acts of Charity (using your RV) 06-06-2015, 08:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 15,779
Posted By AlphaCharlieBravo
Continuing Story

Just saw tonight on the News that Cinder The Bear Cub that Bill had a huge role in saving was released into the wild this week. What a great ending to an otherwise devastating event. Way to go...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-23-2015, 10:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,008
Posted By AlphaCharlieBravo
I did mine exactly how Chiefpilot described...

I did mine exactly how Chiefpilot described above. I used 3.5 rivets with a minimum shop head.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-HutWIsaSp9I/UhRoFAqIviI/AAAAAAAAEbg/Eesn2Fwod44/s640/IMG_0700.JPG
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-04-2015, 11:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,886
Posted By AlphaCharlieBravo
Larry Drawing 21 shows the dimensions for the...

Larry
Drawing 21 shows the dimensions for the holes into the tiedown and the layout for the tiedown relative to the 712 bulkhead. Hope this helps.

After re-reading your question Larry I now...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-26-2015, 05:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,078
Posted By AlphaCharlieBravo
Hope I didnt mess you up John. Vince is correct...

Hope I didnt mess you up John. Vince is correct .635. Just had to push a little harder on my Brown & Sharpes.:o
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-25-2015, 07:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,078
Posted By AlphaCharlieBravo
The end of the stinger where the two bolts are...

The end of the stinger where the two bolts are drilled through that attaches the mount base for the tail fork measures .640.
Hope this helps.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-03-2015, 10:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,736
Posted By AlphaCharlieBravo
Andy Find a socket in your tool box that is the...

Andy
Find a socket in your tool box that is the size of the bearing. Put that over the bearing and spray away. If your concerned with the socket, wrap it with painters tape. Enjoy.
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-19-2015, 09:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,925
Posted By AlphaCharlieBravo
Just replace it

Man, that part is 21 clams plus maybe 10/20 bucks shipping. If you had called yesterday you would have had it by this Friday. You'll have plenty of opportunity to repair parts later on in your build...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-27-2015, 01:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,189
Posted By AlphaCharlieBravo
Spring rod #fsts635-1 Desc:full swivel tail...

Spring rod #fsts635-1 Desc:full swivel tail spring
End that accepts fork#wd-101 Desc:fstw mount base

From my RV-7 plans DWG 27
Hope this helps.
Forum: RV-14 01-10-2015, 05:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,837
Posted By AlphaCharlieBravo
Smile Robert Use the search function. Go to VAF forums....

Robert
Use the search function. Go to VAF forums. Scroll down to never ending debate....Primers. Set the search to "from the beginning". Quit your job, exile yourself from your family and friends and...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-10-2015, 05:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,682
Posted By AlphaCharlieBravo
.040 shim for me. Epoxied it in to position. Dan,...

.040 shim for me. Epoxied it in to position. Dan, predrill your keeper rivet holes in your 712 bulkhead but not through the weldment. When you finally rivet on the F-714 aft deck after determining...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-08-2015, 09:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,594
Posted By AlphaCharlieBravo
Panel Porn

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=1533&page=92
Post #915
Hope this is what you were searching for.
Forum: Tools 01-01-2015, 06:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,142
Posted By AlphaCharlieBravo
Dimple die diameter: #8 .163 / 5/32 .156 Hope...

Dimple die diameter:
#8 .163 / 5/32 .156
Hope this is what you were after.
Forum: RV-14 12-30-2014, 09:41 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,721
Posted By AlphaCharlieBravo
They make a pop rivet dimple die that would...

They make a pop rivet dimple die that would dimple your firewall. So you DO have options. They're available in 1/8 as well.
http://www.averytools.com/prodinfo.asp?number=1022
Forum: RV-9/9A 12-29-2014, 06:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,633
Posted By AlphaCharlieBravo
Jimmy Im building a 7 and the tank attach...

Jimmy
Im building a 7 and the tank attach nut-plates use #8 screws. I used .370 as my outside diameter as referenced in an earlier RVater publication. I am very happy with the results. As an earlier...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-21-2014, 08:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,191
Posted By AlphaCharlieBravo
One more thing to check. Make sure your...

One more thing to check. Make sure your countersink cutter has a 100 degree
stamp on it. There are other sizes 82/120 degrees that are not common but just eliminate the possibility.
In addition...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-21-2014, 06:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,191
Posted By AlphaCharlieBravo
First let me say you really stepped it up a few...

First let me say you really stepped it up a few days back helping Don out. Good on you!
Now lets get to your countersink issue, and thanks for getting me back into my shop. So I just completed three...
Forum: RV-9/9A 12-19-2014, 06:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,472
Posted By AlphaCharlieBravo
Tom You'll have to trim the front of the gussets....

Tom
You'll have to trim the front of the gussets. Like Bruce said above, pay particular attention to the edge clearance on the steel below the longeron. I had to make sure they were tucked in really...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-10-2014, 01:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,952
Posted By AlphaCharlieBravo
This is what I keep taped above my work...

This is what I keep taped above my work...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-05-2014, 10:26 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 15,019
Posted By AlphaCharlieBravo
Tig welded mine...

Tig welded mine also.

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-nqGaua_KxhY/TaIEh_F2jbI/AAAAAAAAE3M/499u5A-rCS0/s640/DSCN1269.JPG
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-28-2014, 10:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,468
Posted By AlphaCharlieBravo
Tom Looks great! Build on! :D

Tom
Looks great! Build on! :D
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-12-2014, 11:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,321
Posted By AlphaCharlieBravo
Although the drawing shows a LP4 rivet in the aft...

Although the drawing shows a LP4 rivet in the aft hole I installed a 470 like the others above it.
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-12-2014, 09:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,321
Posted By AlphaCharlieBravo
The forward bottom skin goes there. The plans...

The forward bottom skin goes there. The plans show a LP4-3 rivet in the front bottom hole.
Drawing 28, forward side skin...
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-11-2014, 07:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,460
Posted By AlphaCharlieBravo
You're good to go Mark with the #30 holes. Just...

You're good to go Mark with the #30 holes. Just make sure you use the angle as a backer when you countersink the holes so the centering bit doesn't wander.
To recap, you will have three holes drilled...
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