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Forum: Electrical Systems 02-19-2020, 03:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 458
Posted By John Tierney
Can you fit strips of rubber baffle materials...

Can you fit strips of rubber baffle materials between each row of CB's/bus bars?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-19-2020, 10:28 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,657
Posted By John Tierney
I recently moved from a hangar in WI to the ramp...

I recently moved from a hangar in WI to the ramp in TN, waiting on a hangar. I have been using the Antisplat gust lock with success ( https://antisplataero.com/products/ultimate-gust-lock ). I have...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 02-19-2020, 10:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 601
Posted By John Tierney
I ran a braided hose from the engine (#3 Cyl.) to...

I ran a braided hose from the engine (#3 Cyl.) to one of the ports on the Van's transducer mount on the fire wall. Then went to the hardware store and got various tees and adapters to connect from...
Forum: COMM 02-12-2020, 12:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 292
Posted By John Tierney
I have a single radio with second frequency...

I have a single radio with second frequency monitoring feature, but needed a PM3000 intercom for the unswitched audio inputs from Skyview and the GNS 480 nav/com. My flying is exclusively VFR, with...
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-11-2020, 01:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,591
Posted By John Tierney
Brother P-touch PT-D400 for labels (9 mm/0.35")...

Brother P-touch PT-D400 for labels (9 mm/0.35") then clear heat shrink.
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-11-2020, 09:31 AM
Replies: 397
Views: 388,263
Posted By John Tierney
Did you paint it yourself? If not, what shop did...

Did you paint it yourself? If not, what shop did you use?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-30-2020, 01:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 873
Posted By John Tierney
If you must have hook ups, there are a couple...

If you must have hook ups, there are a couple other campgrounds close that may have shuttle service to Airventure. The Circle R campground is a few miles south of the grounds...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-29-2020, 10:13 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,657
Posted By John Tierney
My RV-7A is currently tied down outside until...

My RV-7A is currently tied down outside until hangars become available. I have a Bruces cover and the Anti-splat gust lock. After heavy rain storms I was getting some water in the cockpit, pushed...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 01-26-2020, 10:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 594
Posted By John Tierney
I found an electrician friend and borrowed a...

I found an electrician friend and borrowed a Greenlee hydraulic set that they use for conduit holes.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-23-2020, 10:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 433
Posted By John Tierney
You could also try Joe Norris from EAA. No DAR...

You could also try Joe Norris from EAA. No DAR fee, but he charges for expenses. I think MN is in his region. However, he can get pretty busy.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-21-2020, 12:15 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 481
Posted By John Tierney
Clamshell Hangars

You might try Googling Clamshell Hangars. The link below is an old thread with photos of the really old version of clamshells.
http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=108234
Forum: Tools 01-20-2020, 09:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,024
Posted By John Tierney
Besides Cleveland, I've purchased bits from ATS...

Besides Cleveland, I've purchased bits from ATS and Brown tools (both have good catalogs to learn from). Also, if you don't have one, get a drill index to store the odd sized bits.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-15-2020, 12:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 580
Posted By John Tierney
I bought a brass tee but had to special order...

I bought a brass tee but had to special order (McMaster Carr?) to get the NPT and compression legs in the configuration that I wanted.
Forum: Tools 12-18-2019, 10:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,011
Posted By John Tierney
For my couple 5/32 rivets (oversized hole from...

For my couple 5/32 rivets (oversized hole from drilling out) I used the rivet gun and bucking bar. Did have to buy a 5/32 cup set, but if using a squeeze you will need a 5/32 squeezer set.
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-18-2019, 10:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 402
Posted By John Tierney
Its been a long time, but the Exploded View on...

Its been a long time, but the Exploded View on sheet 7 shows the right side stiffeners with the flange on the bottom, and the Left Side View seems to show with the dashes that the opposite side...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-13-2019, 10:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 941
Posted By John Tierney
Vic just covered this in one of his webinar...

Vic just covered this in one of his webinar examples the other night.
You may have to drill another hole in the actuator arm, or get a different arm (I had to get an offset arm from Wentworth)
Forum: Fiberglass 11-23-2019, 08:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,033
Posted By John Tierney
See also the EAA Hints for Homebuilders videos...

See also the EAA Hints for Homebuilders videos for composites.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-23-2019, 09:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 787
Posted By John Tierney
And this option: ...

And this option: https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/topages/visedimplers.php?gclid=CjwKCAiAzuPuBRAIEiwAkkmOSEkxsYx10h8pFPN5aBlcZutUIrIp-5YbREgl_UqMhX4E_hbv4h2MnBoCEO0QAvD_BwE
Forum: Tools 11-13-2019, 01:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,363
Posted By John Tierney
ATS/Avery

I found this cutter easy to use and stable. I purchased it from Avery before they went out of business. He may be selling via ATS...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-07-2019, 09:39 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,316
Posted By John Tierney
I help out at the sheet metal workshop at...

I help out at the sheet metal workshop at Airventure, and it is always eye opening to people that have never riveted before that using the gun results in better rivets than the squeezer. Make sure...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-05-2019, 03:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,601
Posted By John Tierney
Related to the engine run, if you have an EFIS,...

Related to the engine run, if you have an EFIS, make sure that all of the appropriate limits are set for green, yellow and red arcs. Also, if you have a specific testing area you should communicate...
Forum: Tools 10-04-2019, 10:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 954
Posted By John Tierney
I think my setup was similar to Dave's. I...

I think my setup was similar to Dave's. I temporarily bolted or clamped the DRDT-2 to my long workbench, then had two temporary stands on either side to support the material at the height of the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-07-2019, 10:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,321
Posted By John Tierney
I did my transition training with Tom Berge out...

I did my transition training with Tom Berge out of Crystal airport near the twin cities.
http://www.rvtransition.com/tom-berge/
Forum: Southeast 08-19-2019, 08:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,037
Posted By John Tierney
East TN Waiting Lists

Yes, I'm resurrecting an old thread, because I've moved from the Great White North to the Volunteer state. Unfortunately it appears I've been spoiled in SE WI at Kenosha (KENW) with lots of hangar...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-15-2019, 09:33 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 113,664
Posted By John Tierney
Looks like the Dare Co Bombing Range near Kitty...

Looks like the Dare Co Bombing Range near Kitty Hawk.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-26-2019, 10:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 700
Posted By John Tierney
I used short segments of split rubber fuel hose...

I used short segments of split rubber fuel hose around the aluminum fuel lines for support off the floor and for abrasion resistance in several spots.
Forum: GPS 06-10-2019, 08:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,139
Posted By John Tierney
I don't know about the 400, but it's cousin, the...

I don't know about the 400, but it's cousin, the GNS480 needed a software update to be WAAS compliant for 2020. A local avionics shop had the update cards. Also, the 480 is notorious for having...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-02-2019, 09:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,621
Posted By John Tierney
Lycoming

From the operating manual, starting procedures begin on page 3-1 for various engine types:
https://www.lycoming.com/sites/default/files/O-HO-IO-HIO-AIO%20%26%20TIO-360%20Oper%20Manual%2060297-12.pdf
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 05-22-2019, 11:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 509
Posted By John Tierney
I learned to fly at Waukegan (and old NAS...

I learned to fly at Waukegan (and old NAS Glenview). A lot of people fly the lakeshore at 2500, so I prefer 2700. I suggest not turning westbound till past the Bahai Temple as the floor of the...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-21-2019, 02:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 593
Posted By John Tierney
I set the roll bar on the fuse then adjusted the...

I set the roll bar on the fuse then adjusted the slider frame and then plexi as needed. Due to slight differences in the curvature of the roll bar and the front tube of the slider frame, I used...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-18-2019, 02:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 496
Posted By John Tierney
I had to buy both the upper and lower cowls when...

I had to buy both the upper and lower cowls when I switched from vertical to horizontal, because the uppers are supposedly different also.
Forum: RV-6/6A 04-17-2019, 12:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 737
Posted By John Tierney
If they are...

If they are Duckworks:
http://duckworksav.com/Individuals.html
Forum: Tools 04-09-2019, 08:50 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 352
Posted By John Tierney
We use some of those in the Sheet Metal Workshop...

We use some of those in the Sheet Metal Workshop at Airventure and I think they travel around the country the rest of the year in tool boxes to get used at the EAA SportAir Workshops. They have held...
Forum: RV-6/6A 03-29-2019, 01:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,942
Posted By John Tierney
Flyboys has...

Flyboys has some.
https://www.flyboyaccessories.com/Flightseal-WingWalk-Sheet-p/2307.htm
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-26-2019, 01:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,509
Posted By John Tierney
If you can't wait for Mike S. you could try Tom...

If you can't wait for Mike S. you could try Tom Berge in the Twin Cities area.
http://www.rvtransition.com/
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-25-2019, 01:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 796
Posted By John Tierney
I have a similar engine with a cross-over exhaust...

I have a similar engine with a cross-over exhaust and that is where I put my air intake hole and heat muff. I got a 90-degree duct adapter from Van's to make the intake hose connection work from the...
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-21-2019, 07:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,240
Posted By John Tierney
Have you checked the VAF home...

Have you checked the VAF home page?
http://www.vansairforce.net/poh.htm
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-21-2019, 04:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 948
Posted By John Tierney
Be careful stretching the wheel pants over the...

Be careful stretching the wheel pants over the tire/wheel assembly. After two trimming evolutions I was pulling my front wheel pants over the mix of parts and the fiberglass tore up the side about...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 01-16-2019, 09:49 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,720
Posted By John Tierney
Pmag Reinstall

I removed 2 Pmags from my yet-to-fly IO-360 to get the firmware update (Thanks Brad for the quick turn-around). Aerosport Power installed the Pmags on the engine originally (years ago), and it...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-07-2019, 05:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,515
Posted By John Tierney
In don't have the info any more, but based on a...

In don't have the info any more, but based on a search on VAF I used two RV-10 wing access panel kits (including pre-punched doubler) forward of the windshield.

I wasn't brave enough to try it,...
Forum: RV-9/9A 01-04-2019, 12:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,971
Posted By John Tierney
WAG Tow Bar

This is what I've been using to move my kit/soon-to be airplane around the hangar. https://www.wagaero.com/ground-support/tow-bars/deluxe-tow-bars/rv-a-series-aircraft-deluxe-tow-bar.html
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-26-2018, 01:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,018
Posted By John Tierney
The Van's recommended firewall penetrations are...

The Van's recommended firewall penetrations are only for the engines that Van's sells. If you have any modifications to your engine the throttle, mixture or other penetrations may not work, but the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-26-2018, 01:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,586
Posted By John Tierney
Mold Release

https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/cmpages/moldrelease2.php?clickkey=11425
Forum: RV-9/9A 12-19-2018, 02:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,023
Posted By John Tierney
There is the old school option of Duckworks...

There is the old school option of Duckworks lights, though it will require a hole in the wing. Multiple bulb options.
http://www.duckworksav.com/
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-12-2018, 09:59 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,406
Posted By John Tierney
Come to the big show, Airventure/Oshkosh and take...

Come to the big show, Airventure/Oshkosh and take part in the free workshops on sheet metal aircraft construction, composites, gas welding, fabric, etc., and literally hundreds of presentations on...
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-06-2018, 05:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 937
Posted By John Tierney
If it is a standard System 6 the power supply...

If it is a standard System 6 the power supply where all the connectors meet will look like this: https://www.aircraftspruce.com/pages/el/strobes_whelen/whelenpowersupplies7.php

If you haven't looked...
Forum: RV-14 11-29-2018, 11:47 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,872
Posted By John Tierney
Cleaveland has bits for much less cost. ...

Cleaveland has bits for much less cost. http://www.cleavelandtool.com/Plastic-Laminate-Drills/products/22/
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-27-2018, 08:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 895
Posted By John Tierney
Rudder Pedal/Cable Cotter Pins

I'm hoping someone has a "trick" to securing the little cotter pins on the AN-23 Clevis bolts that connect the rudder cable to the rudder pedals (DWG 37). There is very little room for tools between...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-06-2018, 11:08 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,529
Posted By John Tierney
I used grease pencil/china markers for layout on...

I used grease pencil/china markers for layout on my plexi-glass.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-26-2018, 08:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,949
Posted By John Tierney
You could also try Weep No...

You could also try Weep No More.
http://www.weepnomorellc.com/
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-23-2018, 03:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,523
Posted By John Tierney
I think I used a combination of fuel lube and the...

I think I used a combination of fuel lube and the nut duct taped into a small box end wrench, then screwed together from the top. Put the washer under the bolt head. You could also try super-gluing...
Forum: RV-10 10-12-2018, 12:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,395
Posted By John Tierney
For my tail tie-down I found a nylon shouldered...

For my tail tie-down I found a nylon shouldered washer/spacer in the hardware store that I wedged/popped between the inside of the skin and the bracket. I think I had to file the nylon a little and...
Forum: RV-9/9A 10-04-2018, 01:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,743
Posted By John Tierney
OP Drawings

You can get a basic idea of wiring needs from some of the OP drawings (purchased separate from Van's or on the CD). OP-10 and maybe OP-12 would be useful for an RV-9.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-26-2018, 04:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 764
Posted By John Tierney
I waited until most of the work on the fuselage...

I waited until most of the work on the fuselage was done and the plane was in a hangar. My garage was too small to install both wings for measurements and driveway to steep to acceptable level the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-13-2018, 02:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,349
Posted By John Tierney
Stein has some conversion fittings. If the link...

Stein has some conversion fittings. If the link below doesn't work just go to Stein's website and search Pitot.
https://www.steinair.com/page/2/?search_category&s=pitot&search_posttype=product
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-20-2018, 03:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,394
Posted By John Tierney
You may need to make sure your WAAS GPS is...

You may need to make sure your WAAS GPS is outputting the correct "flavor" of data to the XPDR.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-08-2018, 01:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,469
Posted By John Tierney
Oops Rivet

You'll probably never need them again, but a collection of NAS 1097 rivets is nice to have.
http://www.cleavelandtool.com/OOPS-RIVET-KIT/productinfo/1097K/#.W2sz8SyWzq4
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-02-2018, 03:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,171
Posted By John Tierney
The FBO's as Madison, Watertown and Juneau are...

The FBO's as Madison, Watertown and Juneau are all Wisconsin Aviation, and generally good people. https://www.wisconsinaviation.com/

If you land at one of them and it is crowded, they can probably...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-10-2018, 02:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,709
Posted By John Tierney
I used the Skybolt installation manual, and...

I used the Skybolt installation manual, and varied as needed. (I have a paper build log.)
https://skybolt.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/Vans-RV-Cowling-Installation-2017-Rev-21-7-12-2017.pdf
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-07-2018, 12:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 893
Posted By John Tierney
Van's sells a 90-degree adaptor that I used to...

Van's sells a 90-degree adaptor that I used to allow duct flexibility.
http://vansaircraft.com/cgi-bin/store.cgi?ident=1529913661-132-612&browse=heatvent&product=dl04
Forum: Southeast 07-05-2018, 10:52 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,247
Posted By John Tierney
We are thinking of relocating in about a year...

We are thinking of relocating in about a year from WI to Tellico Village near Lenoir City/Vonore. Any recommendations for airports in that vicinity with hangar availability?
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-21-2018, 01:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,234
Posted By John Tierney
Bogert

A common modification is these longer Bogert bolts/sleeves.
https://bogertaviation.com/collections/bogi-bars-aircraft-tow-bars-and-tow-bar-accessories/products/rva-tow-pin-kit
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