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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-17-2020, 07:30 PM
Replies: 1,557
Views: 386,468
Posted By David Paule
Very simple, thanks!. How far does it extend aft...

Very simple, thanks!. How far does it extend aft of the panel?

Mine is integral and extends aft 3" from the panel. The sunshade is the gray part. The canopy is soon to be...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-17-2020, 06:28 PM
Replies: 1,557
Views: 386,468
Posted By David Paule
Steve, I'll be using an iPad Mini on my RV-3B...

Steve, I'll be using an iPad Mini on my RV-3B when I get that far. My plan is to have a flush mount that lets me use the iPad either in vertical or horizontal format, with the ability to rotate the...
Forum: Texas (North) 09-17-2020, 06:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 508
Posted By David Paule
My hangar, one of a condominium hangar project...

My hangar, one of a condominium hangar project with six in this building, was made long before I arrived at the city-owned airport. I own the building but have a 10 year ground lease. I pay county...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-17-2020, 08:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,097
Posted By David Paule
They can also introduce trim changes that the...

They can also introduce trim changes that the owner can "correct" by trim tabs. That's part of the speed loss.

Dave
Forum: Interiors 09-16-2020, 05:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 384
Posted By David Paule
Harness Fastenings - Cam Lock vs. Latch

What are the pros and cons of each?

The main con for the latch type, as far as I know, is that it might snag on something and open inadvertently. The main con for the cam lock type, as far as I...
Forum: RV-14 09-16-2020, 02:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 447
Posted By David Paule
Also, if a particular item will hinder skin...

Also, if a particular item will hinder skin riveting, wait till the skin is on before installing it.

Dave
Forum: RV-4 09-16-2020, 10:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 352
Posted By David Paule
On my RV-3B, I put some .020 titanium outside a...

On my RV-3B, I put some .020 titanium outside a piece of 1/16" Fiberfrax for the belly. It's documented in my VAF blog, (https://vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=85658) starting in post...
Forum: RV-10 09-15-2020, 09:48 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 160
Posted By David Paule
You can ask Van's to withhold some things from...

You can ask Van's to withhold some things from your FWF kit. It's not an all or nothing deal. Especially since you want the cowl, a lot of other things can come along with the same freight.

Dave
Forum: Safety 09-13-2020, 06:53 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,056
Posted By David Paule
And since it briefly popped up in the thread......

And since it briefly popped up in the thread... left crosswinds are something to be careful of. We already have right rudder in for the P-factor, and that leaves less for the crosswind.

I've thought...
Forum: RV-14 09-13-2020, 08:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,112
Posted By David Paule
Besides the foam/glass idea, you could use...

Besides the foam/glass idea, you could use aircraft covering fabric or Mylar drafting film. On my C180's aileron spar holes, I used the Mylar drafting film (I have a bunch of it on hand) and attached...
Forum: Safety 09-12-2020, 07:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,477
Posted By David Paule
Of course, if you haven't already had proper...

Of course, if you haven't already had proper aerobatic training, you probably should get that before doing it in your own airplane.

Dave
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-11-2020, 12:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,331
Posted By David Paule
Since visibility of one of the main reasons we go...

Since visibility of one of the main reasons we go flying, why on Earth would anyone want to intentionally degrade it?

Dave
Forum: My RV Build Project 09-09-2020, 07:48 PM
Replies: 511
Views: 285,349
Posted By David Paule
Thanks, Jim, I appreciate the pics. Having just...

Thanks, Jim, I appreciate the pics.

Having just put the pin in today, fighting it the whole length, I might go for the split pin arrangement. Have to say the whole length one was a pain. Confirms my...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-09-2020, 05:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 318
Posted By David Paule
The same page as the POH is on also has the...

The same page as the POH is on also has the maintenance manual and others.

Dave
Forum: My RV Build Project 09-09-2020, 08:40 AM
Replies: 511
Views: 285,349
Posted By David Paule
Canopy Fairing Has Its Hinge

Life has caught up with me again. Here and there, I worked a few moments at a time. Sometimes I was delayed for parts, but most of the time it just happened.

Well, enough whining. Hereís whatís been...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-08-2020, 01:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,747
Posted By David Paule
Unless you take a loan out for it. Dave

Unless you take a loan out for it.

Dave
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-07-2020, 07:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,747
Posted By David Paule
For your questions, 1. Yes, you can probably...

For your questions,

1. Yes, you can probably sell kit sections if you elect not to finish the plane. You might not get what you have in them, though, it might take some time, and you'd have to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-07-2020, 01:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 975
Posted By David Paule
And just imagine all the new failure modes this...

And just imagine all the new failure modes this will introduce. You've got to mitigate them or risk having it go dark just when you're about to flare or about to turn into the ramp to your...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-06-2020, 05:16 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,814
Posted By David Paule
Much like Lars.... the smoke is so heavy I'm...

Much like Lars.... the smoke is so heavy I'm marinating the project in smoke.

I'd like to spray some paint, and need a bit more humidity than the 14% we currently have, plus maybe a little less ash....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-05-2020, 01:52 PM
Replies: 1,557
Views: 386,468
Posted By David Paule
Vlad, not 3D printed but a good material for...

Vlad, not 3D printed but a good material for tiedown stakes is titanium bar. I've been using a set for something like 25 years and they're holding up fine. Mine are 1/2" but if I were doing it again...
Forum: Interiors 09-04-2020, 05:31 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,468
Posted By David Paule
Well, sheepskin surpasses it. Sheepskin feels...

Well, sheepskin surpasses it. Sheepskin feels better than leather, in my opinion. But I know that wasn't one of the options here.

Dave
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-03-2020, 08:24 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,874
Posted By David Paule
"A simpler way and a better plan, is to have it...

"A simpler way
and a better plan,
is to have it done
by another man."

As was told to me by someone with some wisdom.

Dave
Forum: RV-10 09-02-2020, 02:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 498
Posted By David Paule
I'm not building an RV-10, but I am bonding and...

I'm not building an RV-10, but I am bonding and riveting my RV-3B fuselage. I'm using West System's thickened G/flex. We've tested it and it gives excellent bonds in sanded and cleaned aluminum...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-02-2020, 09:42 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,575
Posted By David Paule
In addition to those resources, most electronics...

In addition to those resources, most electronics vendors, for the major panel electronics, have detailed installation manuals for their equipment.

Dave
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-31-2020, 04:47 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,013
Posted By David Paule
If you're going to be doing the installation,...

If you're going to be doing the installation, download and read the installation manuals. Do they tell you what you need to know? Look especially at the engine monitor section, and make sure that you...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-31-2020, 11:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,396
Posted By David Paule
You might discuss this with your regular AME, who...

You might discuss this with your regular AME, who might be fully able to advise you. In addition, a decent cardiologist should be able to set tests up so that they are covered under your insurance...
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-30-2020, 07:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 510
Posted By David Paule
There might be one in your fridge, or try the...

There might be one in your fridge, or try the local liqueur store. Or perhaps a friendly neighbor might have one.

Dave
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-30-2020, 09:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,548
Posted By David Paule
I'll bet you can get to one of the Lagrange...

I'll bet you can get to one of the Lagrange points. Might be interesting to see what's accumulated there - hopefully, a fuel truck with avgas.

Dave
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-30-2020, 09:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 821
Posted By David Paule
However you attempt to fix this, try it on scrap...

However you attempt to fix this, try it on scrap first. Make sure you're using the same thicknesses.

Dave
Forum: Safety 08-30-2020, 09:43 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 622
Posted By David Paule
Pretty cool, thanks! Dave

Pretty cool, thanks!

Dave
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-28-2020, 07:11 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,248
Posted By David Paule
The corrugations raise the shear buckling...

The corrugations raise the shear buckling strength compared to the flat panel.

The bulkhead alone, with no panel, carries much less shear since it doesn't fill the open area. It has much less shear...
Forum: Painting your RV 08-28-2020, 01:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 902
Posted By David Paule
Thanks for the tips. I've got the gun and plan to...

Thanks for the tips. I've got the gun and plan to use that paint for my RV-3B.

Dave
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-28-2020, 10:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,338
Posted By David Paule
Check the pressure at the rivet gun. Also,...

Check the pressure at the rivet gun.

Also, verify that the skin and substructure mate perfectly.

Dave
Forum: Fiberglass 08-25-2020, 08:07 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,564
Posted By David Paule
Ditto for G/flex and also, 3M's 2216 B/A. These...

Ditto for G/flex and also, 3M's 2216 B/A. These are effective with aluminum. I have seen test results of my samples using G/flex and while all I have are strength tests, not fatigue or...
Forum: RV-3 08-25-2020, 08:01 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 71,670
Posted By David Paule
Here's the detail that Russell is referring...

Here's the detail that Russell is referring to:

https://i.imgur.com/Qlq5oHU.jpg

For the benefit of anyone following the thread and possibly having a different version of the plans. This was from my...
Forum: RV-6/6A 08-24-2020, 08:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,113
Posted By David Paule
I went with manual flaps on my RV-3B (that's the...

I went with manual flaps on my RV-3B (that's the default anyway) because I've gotten to like the ability to rapidly change flap position during landing. Especially to get rid of flaps upon touchdown...
Forum: RV-4 08-24-2020, 07:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 569
Posted By David Paule
All we can do is speculate, really. For a...

All we can do is speculate, really. For a definitive answer, give Van's Support a call.

Dave
Forum: RV-3 08-24-2020, 08:05 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 71,670
Posted By David Paule
Here is how I did my plane there. The forward row...

Here is how I did my plane there. The forward row of rivets is for the skin to skin joint, just the skins, while the aft row is for both the skins to the bulkhead.

I used -3 rivets at 1" spacing, I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-23-2020, 07:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,601
Posted By David Paule
Ditto Duckbill Earth anchors. They are extremely...

Ditto Duckbill Earth anchors. They are extremely difficult to remove or pull out.

Dave
Forum: Polishing your RV 08-22-2020, 07:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,951
Posted By David Paule
Thanks for the RV-3 photo link. Pretty...

Thanks for the RV-3 photo link. Pretty airplane!

Dave
Forum: Polishing your RV 08-22-2020, 11:53 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,951
Posted By David Paule
Here's a photo of a local Xenos motorglider...

Here's a photo of a local Xenos motorglider that's polished with the fiberglass painted red. Not exactly an answer to your question, but I rather like it.

1530

Dave
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-22-2020, 11:48 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,704
Posted By David Paule
I know that this was a difficult decision and no...

I know that this was a difficult decision and no worries - you're doing the right thing.

Dave
Forum: My RV Build Project 08-22-2020, 10:10 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 8,324
Posted By David Paule
Don't make changes. They add a huge amount of...

Don't make changes. They add a huge amount of unplanned work and time. Keep it as stock as you possibly can.

In particular, the suggestion to eliminate the flaps is a bad idea. Almost everyone gets...
Forum: RV-3 08-17-2020, 07:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 456
Posted By David Paule
PM Sent. It contains my email address. Send me...

PM Sent.

It contains my email address. Send me yours and I'll send you an RV-3B POH.

Dave
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-15-2020, 01:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 702
Posted By David Paule
Where feasible, putting the clecos on the inside...

Where feasible, putting the clecos on the inside pointing out might be more convenient.

Dave
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-13-2020, 12:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 802
Posted By David Paule
https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?...

https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?t=185677

Dave
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-12-2020, 02:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,359
Posted By David Paule
Congratulations of your flight! Van's sells a...

Congratulations of your flight!

Van's sells a bit of foam core so that you can make the oil door into a sandwich construction, making it a lot stiffer. It's very inexpensive, I think last year it...
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-11-2020, 08:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,585
Posted By David Paule
Oh, boy, something else to carry around! And if...

Oh, boy, something else to carry around!

And if I lose it or leave it in the plane, then it's game over - take the bus home.

Unthrilled, I am.

Dave
Forum: Reviews 08-10-2020, 06:32 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 657
Posted By David Paule
Shout-Out for Jim Ivey

After Jim posted a photo of a part he'd made, I asked him about it. He immediately sent me enough resources that I'll be able to make my own - absolutely kind of him.

Thanks, Jim!

Dave
Forum: My RV Build Project 08-09-2020, 08:20 PM
Replies: 511
Views: 285,349
Posted By David Paule
Aft Canopy Latch, Check

Katie, youíre absolutely right about the thinking thatís going into this. At this point Iím beginning to look forward to other parts of the construction. Kentlik, thanks for the comment.

Things are...
Forum: RV-9/9A 08-09-2020, 11:09 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,779
Posted By David Paule
Is the airplane in trim? Are the fairings on and...

Is the airplane in trim?

Are the fairings on and aligned properly?

Who made your prop? - Some FP props are reputed to give better performance than others.

Can you post a screenshot showing the...
Forum: West (and Southwest) 08-09-2020, 09:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,267
Posted By David Paule
There are any number of postings about shops or...

There are any number of postings about shops or tools. You can search for some of them. There's even a whole Tools section, all here on VAF. Days of good reading.

Dave
Forum: RV-14 08-07-2020, 01:12 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,661
Posted By David Paule
Got any photos of the winglets? (Not wingtips...

Got any photos of the winglets? (Not wingtips but winglets).

Reason I'm asking is that winglets usually increase the wing's bending moment, and generally aftermarket winglets may or may not factor...
Forum: Fiberglass 08-07-2020, 08:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,035
Posted By David Paule
Make it flush. Otherwise you'll make yourself...

Make it flush. Otherwise you'll make yourself crazy every time you see it.

Dave
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-06-2020, 11:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,032
Posted By David Paule
Thanks! Dave

Thanks!

Dave
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-06-2020, 11:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 664
Posted By David Paule
"Brake" not "Break"

Just to avoid some confusion....

Dave
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-06-2020, 09:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,032
Posted By David Paule
Old Guy Question

What does KIA mean here?

Dave
Forum: Texas (North) 08-06-2020, 09:14 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,801
Posted By David Paule
I've got a white epoxy floor in my hangar and...

I've got a white epoxy floor in my hangar and while it looks nice and is easy to clean, it gets slippery when wet. Very slippery. Also, the floor is slick enough that my tug spins its tracks.

I got...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-04-2020, 09:19 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,543
Posted By David Paule
It's unfortunate that you're ruling out the...

It's unfortunate that you're ruling out the high-wing airplanes. A Cessna 182 would pretty much fill your need, I think, and be reliable with parts and mechanics available nationwide.

My own Cessna,...
Forum: RV-10 08-04-2020, 08:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 794
Posted By David Paule
Sometimes local hardware stores sell reamers,...

Sometimes local hardware stores sell reamers, usually the fractional sizes like 3/8".

Dave
Forum: Safety 08-02-2020, 05:17 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 10,415
Posted By David Paule
There have been a number of discussions about...

There have been a number of discussions about this in the past few months, and at least one of Van's documents discusses it, too. Here is one of the VAF discussions....
Forum: Safety 08-02-2020, 09:52 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 10,415
Posted By David Paule
Vne is not necessarily the number on the airspeed...

Vne is not necessarily the number on the airspeed indicator. On RVs, it's true airspeed. Flying out of Colorado, the indicated airspeed will be lower than true airspeed, and that needs to be taken...
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