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Forum: RV-7/7A Yesterday, 02:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 284
Posted By wirejock
Order vs lead time

Basically the day it was officially released. Probably two months ago. I don't think drilled vs undrilled matters. I asked and was told they are all undrilled. Vans drills as needed for kits. It's...
Forum: RV-7/7A Yesterday, 10:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 284
Posted By wirejock
New nose gear

Got the call last week but haven't heard anything since and it hasn't hit my credit card.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-15-2019, 07:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,737
Posted By wirejock
Center section

Glad you got a fix. That 3/8" All Thread is bloody brilliant.
Keep us posted.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-15-2019, 03:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,737
Posted By wirejock
Center section

Is this a QB? If so, I think a call to Vans is in order. Not sure what they would suggest but there are too many QC issues.
Ideally, the two Center Sections are bolted together with a set of spacers...
Forum: RV-14 10-15-2019, 01:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,191
Posted By wirejock
One piece lines

That's one of the benefits. I also ran one piece lines from the Parking brake valve to the wheels. Beringer also sells a fitting to connect to the Vans reservoir. Not cheap but it works.
Forum: Tools 10-15-2019, 01:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 383
Posted By wirejock
C-frame

C-frames come up for sale often and fairly cheap. Personally I prefer them but probably will get flamed for saying it. I think the dimples are more crisp. Basically anything that will support the...
Forum: Tools 10-13-2019, 02:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 258
Posted By wirejock
Sioux

I have two of the slower. Love them. Not sure there is a real need for 6000 RPM. Both have served me well.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-13-2019, 01:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 455
Posted By wirejock
VS

Ideally you want the rear spar of the VS perfectly flat and perpendicular to the longerons with no stresses both fore/aft and starboard/port. A fishing line suspended should drop through the center...
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-11-2019, 03:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 150
Posted By wirejock
Hold till F7105B is fit. I actually forgot and...

Hold till F7105B is fit. I actually forgot and did it later. No problem.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-10-2019, 03:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 429
Posted By wirejock
Sealants & Lubricants

I've been sick lately and not up to working in the factory, but can't stand just sitting watching the world go by on the tube. So I put together this table as promised. Sorry if it doesn't have every...
Forum: Tools 10-10-2019, 01:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 892
Posted By wirejock
Bench

No wheels on mine. It's just a 4'x3' version of an EAA bench. Basically utilizing all the leftover plywood plus enough 2x4s to assemble it. I do recommend giving serious thought to your personal work...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-10-2019, 11:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 615
Posted By wirejock
Elevator jig

You might consider building a jig. Pretty quick to fabricate from melamine shelving. Built both of mine and the ailerons and flaps in one.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-10-2019, 07:58 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,763
Posted By wirejock
Drilling rivets

You are exactly correct. Drill first hole with a bit numerically 10 smaller than the parent hole. If it's thick, you may drill past the head but be careful. The hole relieves the pressure holding the...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-09-2019, 05:34 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,763
Posted By wirejock
Drill stops

Buy a set of drill stops. It will prevent drilling deeper than the head. Unless they are set too deep.:eek:

On a side note, please get some gun & bar practice. Get proficient with every gun set...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-09-2019, 04:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,737
Posted By wirejock
Tight center section

I remember your post. It sounds like you resolved it. I still would want to know before the final install.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-09-2019, 03:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,737
Posted By wirejock
Fit the wings

I agree. Had mine on and off several times and made sure to complete all the little jobs.
Forward tank brackets
Fuel line connections
Vent line connections
Fuse/wing fairing
Plumbing connections
You...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-09-2019, 11:37 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,688
Posted By wirejock
Lifting master cylinders

I was wondering that very thing. Which way works best. Lifted forward or aft? Lines facing up or lines facing down?
Forum: RV-14 10-07-2019, 11:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 840
Posted By wirejock
Rotisserie

Love mine. So much time and effort saved working inside. Just flip any orientation to get the job done. Last job is vinyl wrapping the belly before she goes on gear and the engine gets mounted. Wish...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-07-2019, 08:56 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,763
Posted By wirejock
Gorilla tape

Buy a roll of black gorilla tape. Use a small piece to protect the part. 1" section is good for 4 rivets.
Forum: Primers 10-06-2019, 02:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,309
Posted By wirejock
Hobby air

Depends. I wear glasses so 1/2 face with the hood.
Forum: Primers 10-05-2019, 08:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 696
Posted By wirejock
Correct. Vans uses P60G2 on QB. Not sure of color...

Correct. Vans uses P60G2 on QB. Not sure of color either. The US stuff is greenish gold when sprayed very thin. It tends more green if sprayed heavier. I sprayed my interior and also shot Jet Flex...
Forum: Primers 10-05-2019, 08:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 696
Posted By wirejock
I prefer a 3M with 60923 filters. Not to climb on...

I prefer a 3M with 60923 filters.
Not to climb on my soapbox but prep is almost if not more important than the primer. Prepped incorrectly, corrosion can form under the primer completely unoticed....
Forum: Primers 10-05-2019, 08:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 696
Posted By wirejock
Priming

Additional letters added.
Forum: Tools 10-03-2019, 08:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 598
Posted By wirejock
Dimpling bench

I'm in the C-frame camp too, but my bench design is probably common. It was quick to set up and take down.
Two EAA benches side by side. Dimpling platform is 4'x4'x4" clamped to the benches. C-frame...
Forum: Painting your RV 10-03-2019, 12:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,060
Posted By wirejock
Jet Glow

Sherwin Williams Jet Glow is an aerospace product.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-02-2019, 08:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,008
Posted By wirejock
Caliper

Caliper yes but a good one. I still use my Craftsman dial caliper. I bought several digitals over the years and every one was sloppy junk.
Several ways to measure with one too so get some help. There...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-02-2019, 07:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,008
Posted By wirejock
Rivets

When in doubt, insert in the hole and use a rivet gauge or caliper to measure. You should have 1.5D. If my memory is working that's about .140" protruding (.09375 X 1.5) Good practice anyway. Not...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-30-2019, 09:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 647
Posted By wirejock
Edge distance

Scott is the expert. 2D from center of the hole to any edge. Your 3/16" is correct if measured from the center of the hole. 3/32" X 2= 3/16"
That said, it's a tool box but please continue double...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-30-2019, 09:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,189
Posted By wirejock
ADAHRS shelf

Amazing how much it looks like my home brew design. :D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-30-2019, 08:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 647
Posted By wirejock
Hinges

Excellent. You're correct and it's fabulous you are checking. However, for the toolbox, it won't be an issue. I would recommend countersinking the hinge. None of the hinges on an RV are dimpled....
Forum: RV-10 09-28-2019, 07:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,005
Posted By wirejock
Tools

A bunch of tools not found in the kit.
Tungsten bars
CDI 1/4" torque wrench
Washer wrench set
Thin wall sockets
Screw drill bits
Right angle drill attachment
Reamers
Drill stops
Regulators ( RTI 1/4")
Forum: RV-14 09-28-2019, 04:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 844
Posted By wirejock
Mentor

What he said. Best money you spend is the gas money to go to your Mentor's shop. That few hours will help you not only learn how but which tools you want. In the end, it may save you money on tools...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-26-2019, 05:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,735
Posted By wirejock
Close quarters pop rivet tool

Find a 12 builder with a close quarters pop rivet tool. No problem.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-25-2019, 08:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,141
Posted By wirejock
Welcome Jeremy. As Jereme mentioned, I manage a...

Welcome Jeremy. As Jereme mentioned, I manage a small group of RV builders and owners in the Colorado area. We actually have a couple members beyond Colorado as well.
If you would like to join, send...
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-24-2019, 07:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,460
Posted By wirejock
Kitplanes

Thank you.
Forum: Primers 09-23-2019, 08:26 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,115
Posted By wirejock
Alodine

Scotchbrite will scuff off some of the alodine layer. It's quite thin.
I have no experience with Ekopoxy but if it were a solvent basdd paint, I would thin it more. I had a slight rough surface with...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-22-2019, 08:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,287
Posted By wirejock
That's the best advise. A Mentor will show you...

That's the best advise. A Mentor will show you how to build and in the process you will find out which tools you prefer.
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-20-2019, 01:31 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,862
Posted By wirejock
Extra large panel

Just curious. Have you tried installing the extra tall panel? I couldn't find an easy way to slide it in place and finally gave up and went back to the standard. I want to be able to pull the panel...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-20-2019, 11:10 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 162,736
Posted By wirejock
Variables

I'm no chemist but there are some variables. Temp of the storage area, mix rate.
Mine sat inside at least 2 days at about 68 degrees. I used 4-40 nuts on 100% clekos. Maybe one of the fay sealing...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 09-20-2019, 11:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 544
Posted By wirejock
Cold rolled steel

If no one offers, try the local steel supplier. Buy a couple feet of 1/4" x 4" cold rolled steel. Take it home and polish with a flat block, wet sand and light oil. 3/8" would be even better.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-14-2019, 07:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 407
Posted By wirejock
Training kit

I should. Which one? Tool box or Control surface?
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-13-2019, 06:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,057
Posted By wirejock
Drilled/Undrilled

I'm sure there's a reason but why not make them all undrilled. Any builder at that stage should be able to drill it. One part number.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-13-2019, 08:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 817
Posted By wirejock
Kits

Yes. Add to that the Finishing Kit and Firewall Forward kit.
I actually keep a finishing spreadsheet to track stuff needed to complete. Amazing how much. Shoot me an e-mail if you want it.
Forum: Painting your RV 09-07-2019, 11:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 467
Posted By wirejock
P60G2

I haven't used the Accuspray but do use a DeVilbiss FLG with a 1.3. I spray 1.5 turns out on flow. Very little paint. One pass left to right then ine pass at 90°. Just enough to see a change in...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-06-2019, 08:11 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,057
Posted By wirejock
New nose gear

They are referring to the new 7A mount and specifically the undrilled version. I'm also waiting. I called amd was told at least a month.
They should have 7 mounts in stock.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-05-2019, 08:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 410
Posted By wirejock
Adjustments

I'd say very important. I had three adjustments on each wing. One either end to eliminate twist and a screw jack under the center to remove sag.
Yea, I suppose a prepunched wing could be built on a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-02-2019, 11:28 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 10,675
Posted By wirejock
Good one

Gotta remember that. I've bought and sold a lot of vehicles. Always got turned off by that. Usually reply with the posted price. When I buy, the vehicle is closely examined while I calculate from the...
Forum: Primers 09-02-2019, 08:16 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,115
Posted By wirejock
Surface prep

You didn't mention how the surface was prepped. It has an effect on how well the paint adheres. Try rubbing a big piece of Gorilla tape on the part then rip it off.
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-01-2019, 03:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,411
Posted By wirejock
F-1 tape

Check Amazon too. F-1 Self Fusing Silicone Tape.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-26-2019, 02:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 287
Posted By wirejock
PIREP

Thanks. Exactly what I wanted to know.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-26-2019, 09:50 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 287
Posted By wirejock
Beringer ALIR (Antilock valve)

Recent post got me wondering.
Those who have installed Beringer brakes WITHOUT the ALIR valve.
Have you experienced any issue and wish you had installed it or plan to retrofit?
I can still install it...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-26-2019, 08:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,189
Posted By wirejock
Gotcha thread

The Gotcha thread is your best resource for identifying steps where it pays to slow down. Before starting any component, run a search for the part number. If there's a problem, someone posted it....
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-25-2019, 08:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 536
Posted By wirejock
Bracket

I fabricated a bracket but in the end decided not to install it. I didn't want the additional lines or another part in the system. Not flying yet so time will tell if that was a foolish decision.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-13-2019, 01:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,197
Posted By wirejock
WD-40

WD-40 is proprietary but supposedly Varsol is the prominent ingredient.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-13-2019, 11:59 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 445
Posted By wirejock
Proseal remover

This might help.
http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showpost.php?p=946140&postcount=1
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-13-2019, 11:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 573
Posted By wirejock
Cutting adhesive

Know any guitar players? Try the small "E" string. Seen many windshields removed in Mexico with it.
Forum: My RV Build Project 08-12-2019, 08:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,921
Posted By wirejock
Labels

I always label so they are hidden after assembly. If there are more than one part with the same number, they get a numerical ID such as ribs. I use a set 90° set of arrows to indicate location. One...
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-12-2019, 07:55 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,497
Posted By wirejock
Flyboys rudder stop

I installed the Flyboy rudder stop. No external stops. I haven't fine tuned them but the swing looks pretty close.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-11-2019, 02:45 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 7,057
Posted By wirejock
Racing gas cans

I got no skin in this game because I plan to pump but at some point I will be moving fuel to test fuel flow, etc.
Does anyone use racing gas cans? They dump gas really fast. We used them for years...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-09-2019, 09:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 518
Posted By wirejock
Yoke

2nd the longeron yoke but I always opt for the smallest one that will do the job. Less flex. Better results. That said, I prefer gun and tungsten bar.
Forum: Primers 08-09-2019, 09:47 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 708
Posted By wirejock
P60G2

P60G2 is easy to use and super light. I sprayed every part inside with it and an HVLP gun. SEM is also an easy choice. No experience with Stewart. Feel free to e-mail. Happy to share tips.
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-07-2019, 08:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 697
Posted By wirejock
Annoying

Yep. Vans has the FEA so do as they say. Don't do as others maybe do. Sorry, I can't look at my build right now but I totally feel your frustration. I did document mounting mine and the tiny fishing...
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