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Forum: My RV Build Project 02-17-2019, 10:59 PM
Replies: 313
Views: 58,908
Posted By jcarne
Slow going the past couple of weeks but still...

Slow going the past couple of weeks but still making progress. Finished up the pushtubes just in time for a bunch of family visits to see the new little one. I also started working on the FlyLEDs...
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-13-2019, 10:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 360
Posted By jcarne
Haha aint that the truth, seemed like 1 page took...

Haha aint that the truth, seemed like 1 page took forever! It was all good fun though!
Forum: RV-10 02-10-2019, 08:57 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,393
Posted By jcarne
Congrats on the big milestone!

Congrats on the big milestone!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-10-2019, 08:56 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,603
Posted By jcarne
Well heck ya, congrats! Keep on keepin on!

Well heck ya, congrats! Keep on keepin on!
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-10-2019, 08:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,187
Posted By jcarne
I think the general rule of thumb is no more than...

I think the general rule of thumb is no more than three washers before changing bolt size. I also don't know why someone told you not to have all three on the nut side, I can't think of any reason...
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-10-2019, 08:48 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,054
Posted By jcarne
Yep them rivets look pretty dang good. When I...

Yep them rivets look pretty dang good. When I was new to the squeezer I remember this too, when squeezing I find that focusing the vast majority of my attention to get the rivet in the center of the...
Forum: My RV Build Project 02-04-2019, 10:30 PM
Replies: 313
Views: 58,908
Posted By jcarne
Thanks man!

Thanks man!
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-03-2019, 08:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 434
Posted By jcarne
I put a bead of this stuff ...

I put a bead of this stuff (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001CGWR16/ref=oh_aui_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1)(per Dan Horton testing) between the side skins and bottom skin and firewall. ...
Forum: My RV Build Project 02-02-2019, 11:43 PM
Replies: 313
Views: 58,908
Posted By jcarne
Well now that the flaps are done I decided to do...

Well now that the flaps are done I decided to do the aileron and elevator push rods. First I had to take a couple of weeks off for this bundle of joy. Say hello to my new aviator named Avden with...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-02-2019, 11:09 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,262
Posted By jcarne
Man that looks like it would be ALMOST as fun as...

Man that looks like it would be ALMOST as fun as flying to your destination. :D
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-02-2019, 11:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,108
Posted By jcarne
Great looking engine sir!

Great looking engine sir!
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-31-2019, 09:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,123
Posted By jcarne
Agreed, the templates have been less than...

Agreed, the templates have been less than accurate in the past, the aft canopy deck is the gold standard on this one.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-31-2019, 09:12 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,071
Posted By jcarne
This re-branding and an updated website was much...

This re-branding and an updated website was much needed. Great job on the re-brand and new logo, I can't wait to buy some Van's swag. As a young guy myself I think this new look will make it a...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-28-2019, 11:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 851
Posted By jcarne
Yep these were somewhat of a pain but not...

Yep these were somewhat of a pain but not terrible. Don't forget that rogue hidden washer on the one on the right too.
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-27-2019, 09:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,758
Posted By jcarne
Glad to hear it was a somewhat easy fix, keep on...

Glad to hear it was a somewhat easy fix, keep on keepin on!
Forum: My RV Build Project 01-19-2019, 10:08 AM
Replies: 313
Views: 58,908
Posted By jcarne
Time to get my rivet on! I started with the...

Time to get my rivet on!

I started with the inboard ribs.

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7917/45886640755_fa8dfa6bc7_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2cUR2Cx)20190113_130718 (https://flic.kr/p/2cUR2Cx)...
Forum: My RV Build Project 01-19-2019, 08:10 AM
Replies: 311
Views: 91,693
Posted By jcarne
Looking good man, keep truckin!

Looking good man, keep truckin!
Forum: My RV Build Project 01-07-2019, 08:34 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 38,614
Posted By jcarne
Congrats on the rolling! It sure is awesome to...

Congrats on the rolling! It sure is awesome to see something that is starting to resemble an airplane. Also, is that Sponge Bob in the cockpit? haha
Forum: My RV Build Project 01-07-2019, 08:29 AM
Replies: 313
Views: 58,908
Posted By jcarne
Thanks! The primer is Akzo epoxy primer found...

Thanks! The primer is Akzo epoxy primer found here (https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/cspages/akzoprimer.php?clickkey=26124). Great stuff to work with, only down side is it is expensive. But...
Forum: My RV Build Project 01-06-2019, 04:26 PM
Replies: 313
Views: 58,908
Posted By jcarne
last big one

Somewhat of a big day today. After finishing the flap fabrication it was time for my last major primer session. Almost everything is primed for the wings (just push tubes left) and almost...
Forum: My RV Build Project 01-05-2019, 12:24 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 12,738
Posted By jcarne
Amazing paint job, simple as that!

Amazing paint job, simple as that!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-05-2019, 08:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 944
Posted By jcarne
Congrats and welcome to the club!

Congrats and welcome to the club!
Forum: My RV Build Project 01-04-2019, 06:12 PM
Replies: 313
Views: 58,908
Posted By jcarne
Thank you for the kind words! The ailerons went...

Thank you for the kind words! The ailerons went off without a hitch but I tried tweaking the trailing edge of my left flap top skin and ended up botching it... $45 roughly in parts and $45 roughly...
Forum: My RV Build Project 01-03-2019, 05:07 PM
Replies: 313
Views: 58,908
Posted By jcarne
haha true story

haha true story
Forum: My RV Build Project 01-02-2019, 06:46 PM
Replies: 313
Views: 58,908
Posted By jcarne
Well after finishing up the ailerons by bolting...

Well after finishing up the ailerons by bolting the brackets on it was time to start the flaps.

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7845/46525907312_213ae99ec5_b.jpg...
Forum: My RV Build Project 01-02-2019, 06:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,967
Posted By jcarne
Congratulations on the purchase! It will be a...

Congratulations on the purchase! It will be a challenging but fun ride!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-02-2019, 05:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,324
Posted By jcarne
Now I have only been around for a couple of years...

Now I have only been around for a couple of years and I'm still building but it seems that most people who build an RV-7 go with a constant speed prop so finding your fixed pitch is going to be a...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-02-2019, 08:41 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,758
Posted By jcarne
Yep I'm thinking just longerons too. Sorry to...

Yep I'm thinking just longerons too. Sorry to hear this happened. Keep us posted.
Forum: My RV Build Project 12-30-2018, 09:50 AM
Replies: 313
Views: 58,908
Posted By jcarne
Thank you sir! Happy New Years to you too!

Thank you sir! Happy New Years to you too!
Forum: My RV Build Project 12-30-2018, 08:50 AM
Replies: 313
Views: 58,908
Posted By jcarne
Well after clecoeing parts back together it was...

Well after clecoeing parts back together it was time to start riveting.

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4900/44709709560_2f9431b53f_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2b7QWZo)20181228_135000...
Forum: My RV Build Project 12-29-2018, 09:01 AM
Replies: 313
Views: 58,908
Posted By jcarne
Mine will sit just about an inch or so fwd of the...

Mine will sit just about an inch or so fwd of the F-707 bulkhead (aft fuse) and gets attached to the two J-stringers. If you look at Larry Larson's build log (thanks Larry) at 3/2/2016...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-28-2018, 10:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 947
Posted By jcarne
I added a fitting in the tank but had a strong...

I added a fitting in the tank but had a strong feeling I wasn't going to go with return line due to engine choice. I agree with some others, you probably need to make a choice on what engine you are...
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-28-2018, 08:18 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,312
Posted By jcarne
Look at spot A4-5 on the drawing and read that...

Look at spot A4-5 on the drawing and read that big block of text pointing to the one bolt. One washer goes between center section and gear mount.
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-28-2018, 08:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,412
Posted By jcarne
Yep mine look like these Newtons but you may need...

Yep mine look like these Newtons but you may need to call the company to see if they have the curved ring for the wings (maybe Van's machined it?).

I am really quite surprised to see Van's no...
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-26-2018, 09:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,463
Posted By jcarne
I used a rather dull hack saw blade, it worked...

I used a rather dull hack saw blade, it worked but a new one would have made it much faster! :D
Forum: My RV Build Project 12-24-2018, 07:00 PM
Replies: 313
Views: 58,908
Posted By jcarne
I love the holidays, so much more time to...

I love the holidays, so much more time to airplane! :D

First on the list, rivet the ADHARS mount that I fabricated.

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4840/45729058654_17082af061_b.jpg...
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-24-2018, 04:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 720
Posted By jcarne
Thanks for the replies guys. I assumed leave it...

Thanks for the replies guys. I assumed leave it open but wanted to see what others have done. Also surprised this one hasn't been asked before. Have a great Christmas Eve!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-24-2018, 08:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,091
Posted By jcarne
This is the process I use, I posted pictures on...

This is the process I use, I posted pictures on how it's done. Hope it helps.

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showpost.php?p=1278442&postcount=2
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-23-2018, 10:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,091
Posted By jcarne
Not for the people that will view this thread...

Not for the people that will view this thread months/ years down the road. I agree posting pics can be a pain sometimes but you get used to it and it's so nice when threads come to life! :D
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-23-2018, 12:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 720
Posted By jcarne
Extra hole in aileron parts

Ok after talking to some fellow builders and doing a search it is time to start this thread.

You can see in the picture that the aileron spar and main skin have an extra hole to identify the...
Forum: My RV Build Project 12-22-2018, 12:35 PM
Replies: 313
Views: 58,908
Posted By jcarne
After some dimpling and riveting it was time to...

After some dimpling and riveting it was time to for the ever stressful bending of the aileron skins. Seemed to go off without a hitch, they came out great. I still have some tweaking to do to make...
Forum: My RV Build Project 12-19-2018, 07:51 PM
Replies: 313
Views: 58,908
Posted By jcarne
Haha no doubt!

Haha no doubt!
Forum: My RV Build Project 12-17-2018, 08:45 PM
Replies: 313
Views: 58,908
Posted By jcarne
Haha just paid off my car last year with no...

Haha just paid off my car last year with no intent of buying anything soon so that sure helped!



Good question sir, my garage is not heated and the temps here where I live can and do often drop...
Forum: My RV Build Project 12-16-2018, 05:33 PM
Replies: 313
Views: 58,908
Posted By jcarne
Got some priming done today. I had some extra...

Got some priming done today. I had some extra primer so a tip for those coming into building, there seems to always be little things that need primed, since I had some extra today I primed the parts...
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-16-2018, 05:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,137
Posted By jcarne
Most all SBs were in the kits I received over the...

Most all SBs were in the kits I received over the last two years. That being said, definitely look at all the SBs and letters on Van's website, not everything worthy of knowing is in the SBs.
Forum: My RV Build Project 12-16-2018, 10:41 AM
Replies: 313
Views: 58,908
Posted By jcarne
What's in the...

What's in the box?!?!?!

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4890/46290104532_5c5e57c39c_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2dwuTmy)20181129_171049 (https://flic.kr/p/2dwuTmy) by Jereme Carne...
Forum: My RV Build Project 12-14-2018, 07:30 PM
Replies: 313
Views: 58,908
Posted By jcarne
I have old delta stuff. I have also owned some...

I have old delta stuff. I have also owned some WEN tools as of recent and would really like to buy some more of it. Not industrial grade but great reviews on amazon, I have a planer and bench...
Forum: My RV Build Project 12-13-2018, 06:41 PM
Replies: 313
Views: 58,908
Posted By jcarne
Glad to answer! First and foremost, building...

Glad to answer! First and foremost, building seems like a daunting task when you look at the whole. Really it's learning a bit here, a bit there and before you know it you are cruising along. As...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-10-2018, 07:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,656
Posted By jcarne
I was thinking the same thing, that work and...

I was thinking the same thing, that work and paint job is amazing!
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-09-2018, 08:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,312
Posted By jcarne
I removed the hole entirely on both the spar...

I removed the hole entirely on both the spar flange and the bottom skin. Keep in mind that when you bolt the mount down there is most likely a small gap that will get closed up which will require...
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-02-2018, 08:38 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,138
Posted By jcarne
Ya in the future account for thinnest material,...

Ya in the future account for thinnest material, ease of drilling if ever required, and clearance, then make your selection on which way the rivet should go.

I got these rivets with the no hole...
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-28-2018, 06:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,340
Posted By jcarne
The only thing I see worth mentioning is the...

The only thing I see worth mentioning is the minimum distance Van's put on their drawing below. 3 inches to the front of the block. As long as you are within this limit and watch the edge distance...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-27-2018, 06:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,398
Posted By jcarne
I went stock on this one and got the AFP from...

I went stock on this one and got the AFP from Van's. I have not run mine yet but I can assure you it is a quality product based on looks and feel, very well manufactured.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-27-2018, 06:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 927
Posted By jcarne
Well heck ya! I can't wait until I say the same...

Well heck ya! I can't wait until I say the same thing.
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-27-2018, 06:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 638
Posted By jcarne
I haven't done these ones in particular yet but I...

I haven't done these ones in particular yet but I have done quite a few in tight areas and have found that ordering some longer ones from Spruce made it easier on me. I could actually grab the ends...
Forum: My RV Build Project 11-22-2018, 11:30 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 18,396
Posted By jcarne
Ya I wouldn't mess with it either, just wondering...

Ya I wouldn't mess with it either, just wondering for curiosities sake.
Forum: My RV Build Project 11-22-2018, 08:50 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 18,396
Posted By jcarne
I definitely agree with you, 3/8" sweep would not...

I definitely agree with you, 3/8" sweep would not worry me in the slightest. Just out of curiosity though are your rear spars hitting the rivet pointed out in this picture? I put flush rivets here...
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-22-2018, 08:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 651
Posted By jcarne
If you are talking about the z-brackets that are...

If you are talking about the z-brackets that are used on the fuel tanks then no I don't believe you need to do anything with that groove. I just left it.

For posting pictures check out my post...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-21-2018, 12:29 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,321
Posted By jcarne
I also flip after a few minutes. I have also...

I also flip after a few minutes. I have also found that leaving the good stuff in the gun for upwards of 30 min to 1 hour is no problem, just give it a mix before spraying again.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-20-2018, 07:46 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,321
Posted By jcarne
My process is similar to this as well. I spray...

My process is similar to this as well. I spray in the driveway, bring parts into the garage and all is good.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-18-2018, 05:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 299
Posted By jcarne
You might check this document from Van's. Scroll...

You might check this document from Van's. Scroll down to cleaning where they have a list of chemicals that are ok and ones that are not. ...
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-17-2018, 01:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 797
Posted By jcarne
I just used MK-319-BS rivets there.

I just used MK-319-BS rivets there.
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