Tips & Tricks

06 Feb Torque values

When you see a chart like is in Chapter 7 of AC 43.13-1B it is for standard Aircraft Hardware. The torque indicated in these charts is calculated to pre-stress the standard aircraft bolt to 40,000 psi for...

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22 Mar Torx screws

Use Torx screws. The torx screws are great because they don't jump out like the phillips screws do. Here is what they look like: These are on my workbench. Very easy to put on and take off...

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28 Feb Knee pads

It may seem obvious, but having some knee protection is a big help with a lot of the project. They work great when crawling inside the cockpit, and working on things where you have to...

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17 Feb A Forced Landing

I found this on a great website: http://www.sdsefi.com/rv12.htm 02/07/05 A Forced Landing On January 22/05 we were conducting leaning experiments with the WMS wideband AFR monitor and turbocharger compressor temperature measurements with the stainless backplate installed, on a...

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31 May Pipe thread lubrication

--> RV-List message posted by: "Dan Checkoway" Austin, I had a similar situation, a leaky brass fitting on my brake cylinder. In my limited experience, I found that using Loctite 565 (white teflon pipe thread sealant paste) works great...

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17 May Canopy fit

From Dave Brand: Lucky, I followed the "manual" pretty closely here. I got good results. Most of your trimming is done at the front of the windscreen, followed by at the aft end of the bubble. Good advice would...

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09 Apr Rivnuts

Rivnuts are potential replacements for platenuts or nutplates, as they are sometimes called. I bought a boat load of rivnuts of every size and shape I could find, hoping that I could use them in...

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