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Forum: Alternative Engines 02-08-2019, 11:19 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 19,944
Posted By kiljoy
I'd love to put a turbine in the 14A I'm...

I'd love to put a turbine in the 14A I'm building. For me its just about the safety.

The W&B issues is what kills it for me. I don't want to have a special cowling an extra 2' long while my nose...
Forum: RV-14 02-02-2019, 08:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,432
Posted By kiljoy
If I had ten dollars for every imperfection I'd...

If I had ten dollars for every imperfection I'd caused I'd be able to pay for the plane :D

Just wait for the rudder!!!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-01-2019, 09:45 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,744
Posted By kiljoy
Does that mean its time for a VAF upgrade?

I love the regular web forum as is of course...

All I'm saying is that a VAF mobile version would be much appreciated!

:D :D :D
Forum: RV-14 01-23-2019, 09:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 557
Posted By kiljoy
We've all done it before. When I have to...

We've all done it before.

When I have to countersink for dimpled metal I use a test dimpled piece on a test piece of countersunk aluminum to get the cage depth right. I'll keep going three clicks of...
Forum: RV-14 01-22-2019, 09:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 610
Posted By kiljoy
I did mine by hand as the force of pushing the...

I did mine by hand as the force of pushing the countersink cage down on mine was bending the fiberglass. I wound up using my drill with countersink bit while using two fingers on either side from the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-22-2019, 09:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,298
Posted By kiljoy
Congratulations!!! Your DAR looks very familiar....

Congratulations!!!

Your DAR looks very familiar. :D I'm buttering him up yet to inspect mine in a couple of years!

Good luck with your first flight! OAK is within a 25 mile radius if you want to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-04-2019, 06:56 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,122
Posted By kiljoy
Is it wrong that I may start calling my plane...

Is it wrong that I may start calling my plane that only substituting 'money' occasionally with, 'life', 'energy' or 'marriage'?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-21-2018, 04:36 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,784
Posted By kiljoy
Things that screw my work time: 1) work (****...

Things that screw my work time:

1) work (**** need of money!!)
2) family (look I give up allotted building windows all the time to spend time with my wife who instead of reciprocating and telling...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-04-2018, 11:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 391
Posted By kiljoy
RVs in/around Amsterdam?

Hi everybody,

I'm traveling with my wife to Amsterdam from this Sunday to Friday. That's way too much vacation for me so I was hoping there'd be a builder or flying RV around Amsterdam to meet up...
Forum: My RV Build Project 10-25-2018, 11:32 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 27,318
Posted By kiljoy
Paul, Your product rocks! All of my friends are...

Paul,

Your product rocks! All of my friends are very impressed with the brightness of the lights. That taillight blazes like the sun!

The soldering of the pieces was a piece of cake. Of course I...
Forum: RV-14 10-23-2018, 06:44 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 71,641
Posted By kiljoy
Phase I

I'm very proud of this. I used the spare wing walk doubler I had for a panel. It was perfect since the pre drilled holes were already lined up :D

http://www.halie.com/scale/75/ov7.jpg

- Kilroy
Forum: My RV Build Project 10-21-2018, 07:31 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 27,318
Posted By kiljoy
Let there be LIGHT

Its been 9 months since my last post. A lot has gone down since then:

Lost my job in January along with my entire team. That one sucked. I wasn't even in the office the day it happened. I had...
Forum: RV-14 10-19-2018, 10:01 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 63,237
Posted By kiljoy
Congratulations!! When's the first flight?

Congratulations!! When's the first flight?
Forum: My RV Build Project 10-17-2018, 11:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,133
Posted By kiljoy
Ditto what’s been said about the class. Couldn’t...

Ditto what’s been said about the class. Couldn’t have helped me more. It really gave me the confidence to order my empennage kit within a week of the class.

I only wish they’d stay in town for a...
Forum: RV-14 10-16-2018, 08:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,324
Posted By kiljoy
I'm at the point I can rivet on my bottom skins...

I'm at the point I can rivet on my bottom skins whenever I want to... they're deburred, drilled, dimpled, primed, blah blah etc etc... but I'm not (yet).

Why do it now? Sure I have everything...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-09-2018, 10:27 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,938
Posted By kiljoy
I'd love to see a video of top 10 things to NOT...

I'd love to see a video of top 10 things to NOT do while building a Vans. Things like.... 'I know you see this problem in two non mating surfaces that should mate... I know you think you can fix...
Forum: Primers 09-14-2018, 09:49 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,099
Posted By kiljoy
+! on Duplicolor rattle can for internal priming....

+! on Duplicolor rattle can for internal priming. If you can wait and prime post dimpling, etc then I love the can. The only hard part is while its dry to the touch in 5 minutes the waiting the 3...
Forum: RV-14 08-26-2018, 12:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,228
Posted By kiljoy
I want to know about that paint job on 30P.

I want to know about that paint job on 30P.
Forum: California 08-19-2018, 12:04 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,451
Posted By kiljoy
The Port of Oakland who controls the airport has...

The Port of Oakland who controls the airport has been trying to levy landing fees from planes for a while now. The port has tolerated GA's existence at the airport but they'd much rather have a bunch...
Forum: California 08-15-2018, 11:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,451
Posted By kiljoy
We fly out of KOAK (Oakland) and its a snap to...

We fly out of KOAK (Oakland) and its a snap to get out of here and onto a bay tour. If you're coming from the south you can skirt around Bravo over the bay just stay at 1100 feet. My friend used to...
Forum: RV-14 07-25-2018, 09:52 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 806
Posted By kiljoy
She looks great. How'd the speed pick up with the...

She looks great. How'd the speed pick up with the pants on?

Out of curiosity, how are you managing the engine break-in along with the phase 1 testing?
Forum: RV-14 07-15-2018, 08:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 720
Posted By kiljoy
Dennis I had the same thing happen to me. I...

Dennis I had the same thing happen to me. I didn't know I had the wrong piece until I started fabricating the pushrod and they fit over (and not really 'fit' but seemed like they could be forced...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-27-2018, 10:13 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,556
Posted By kiljoy
Congratulations on the first flight! How does she...

Congratulations on the first flight! How does she handle on climb out?

- Kilroy
Forum: California 06-05-2018, 09:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,542
Posted By kiljoy
In Tracy do they mean Richard Ortenheim at...

In Tracy do they mean Richard Ortenheim at Skyview? I take our club planes over to him whenever our mechanic is out of town. He's good and thorough though I don't know if he does experimental...
Forum: California 05-08-2018, 08:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,549
Posted By kiljoy
I'm at Oakland Airport and we have two different...

I'm at Oakland Airport and we have two different hangar types. There's the newer ones that has a very short waiting list but have no power unless you're next to a light pole and don't mind jerry...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-07-2018, 11:04 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,153
Posted By kiljoy
The silver looks really good Paul!!!

The silver looks really good Paul!!!
Forum: RV-14 04-20-2018, 11:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 7,157
Posted By kiljoy
One other thing about that bulletin. You find...

One other thing about that bulletin. You find with the new bracket in place (if you followed the directions and already had the 470 rivets) that you need to either change to 426 rivets, or shave off...
Forum: RV-14 03-24-2018, 08:15 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 63,237
Posted By kiljoy
Can't put this piece on a shelf

I'm deep into the tailcone. This is a fun chapter. Thank you Van's for the excellently prepared wiring harnesses!

http://www.halie.com/scale/70/ouU.jpg
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-15-2018, 10:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,148
Posted By kiljoy
I was tempted to have that done on my engine. In...

I was tempted to have that done on my engine. In order to make sure it was viable I talked to Lycoming about doing that do one of our club planes first. Lycoming's reaction wasn't what I expected. I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-09-2018, 08:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,545
Posted By kiljoy
I get to use my flying club's hangar to build my...

I get to use my flying club's hangar to build my RV. I get to do so as the club's maintenance officer. My excuse for being at the airport so much is I have 130+ pilots I'm trying to keep alive.

:D
Forum: RV-14 03-05-2018, 10:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,333
Posted By kiljoy
I found unfortunately that the trick to sealant...

I found unfortunately that the trick to sealant is practice. It took me a while but one of the things I learned with my first tank is when sealing over rivet shop heads was to dab some sealant on top...
Forum: RV-14 01-26-2018, 10:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,365
Posted By kiljoy
Welcome Mike, Just wait until you start working...

Welcome Mike,

Just wait until you start working with J-channel material and dimple it. It puts the a bow on the J-channel. You don't think it'd ever fit but it gently bends back to straight.
Forum: My RV Build Project 01-25-2018, 08:29 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 27,318
Posted By kiljoy
Rear Sparring

Hi all,

So I've been lucky and have had an over abundance of time the last couple of weeks to work on the left wing a little bit more. I've gotten the ribs on, the rear spar on along with the...
Forum: RV-14 01-15-2018, 10:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,905
Posted By kiljoy
I would be interested in that myself as I won't...

I would be interested in that myself as I won't have mags on the back and was curious as to the spacing.
Forum: My RV Build Project 01-14-2018, 11:59 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 27,318
Posted By kiljoy
Okay so the holidays are over finally and it's...

Okay so the holidays are over finally and it's time to get back to work on the plane!!! Over the holidays
I had a nice time back home in the south with my dad and siblings. I shot a couple of deer,...
Forum: My RV Build Project 12-18-2017, 04:13 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 27,318
Posted By kiljoy
Very true. I'll adjust it tomorrow and refill the...

Very true. I'll adjust it tomorrow and refill the tank.
Forum: My RV Build Project 12-18-2017, 01:16 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 27,318
Posted By kiljoy
Hi everybody, Since we last spoke the tank...

Hi everybody,

Since we last spoke the tank sealant has cured enough that I felt comfortable filling it up with
water and leak testing it! Our hangars only have a couple of places with a water hose...
Forum: RV-14 12-13-2017, 04:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,045
Posted By kiljoy
http://halie.com/scale/50/oTb.jpg

http://halie.com/scale/50/oTb.jpg
Forum: My RV Build Project 12-11-2017, 11:40 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 27,318
Posted By kiljoy
Hi everybody, So I received a new supply of tank...

Hi everybody,

So I received a new supply of tank sealant from Vans and continued on with the left fuel tank.
Here is a snap of the fuel sender temp installation into the tank. That wire holding the...
Forum: My RV Build Project 12-10-2017, 12:14 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 27,318
Posted By kiljoy
Thanks and I appreciate it! Logging this whole in...

Thanks and I appreciate it! Logging this whole in video starts to feel like, 'aw ****... I gotta find the camera, get the memory card, bring it with you, record everything, etc etc' EVERY time you...
Forum: My RV Build Project 12-04-2017, 09:51 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 27,318
Posted By kiljoy
LOL. Well I'm lucky I live 5 minutes max from my...

LOL. Well I'm lucky I live 5 minutes max from my hangar, I'm there a lot because I'm the maintenance officer for my flying club and I love working on this project so much I steal every single second...
Forum: My RV Build Project 12-01-2017, 12:09 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 27,318
Posted By kiljoy
Tanks for the memories

I didn't realize that I hadn't made an update post in a while so I thought it important to put one in!
Firstly I'd like to thank the people of Amsterdam for their hospitality! My wife and I took a 2...
Forum: RV-14 11-18-2017, 10:57 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 10,105
Posted By kiljoy
Links or it doesn't exist :D

Links or it doesn't exist :D
Forum: RV-14 11-17-2017, 11:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 10,105
Posted By kiljoy
I've been in IT for almost 25 years. The idea of...

I've been in IT for almost 25 years. The idea of blogging or doing ANY kind of work outside of my 9-5 IT job relating to blogging or web design makes me break out in hives. The best I can do is sped...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-09-2017, 11:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,816
Posted By kiljoy
We're married to the same person?! The only time...

We're married to the same person?! The only time my wife refers to it as, 'our plane' is when I threaten to move us and she says, 'but where would you build OUR plane?'
Forum: My RV Build Project 10-18-2017, 03:32 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 27,318
Posted By kiljoy
One flap mostly down

Hello all,

So I finally found time to make headway on the left flap. After a couple of days of deburring duty I found myself ready to prime and dimple. Everything there went normal. I did have to do...
Forum: My RV Build Project 10-09-2017, 10:58 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 27,318
Posted By kiljoy
Let the flaps begin

So I've started the flaps chapter (ch. 21). Its a relatively straight forward build. There seems to be a few more pop rivets than usual but the deburring is the same.

Here are the first set of...
Forum: My RV Build Project 10-06-2017, 10:16 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 27,318
Posted By kiljoy
Not much to report here. Ailerons are still...

Not much to report here. Ailerons are still finished. I've begun the scrape, scrape, screech, screech with the flap parts.

I did have a visit from a new friend, Nate. He wanted to come by and see...
Forum: My RV Build Project 10-03-2017, 11:30 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 27,318
Posted By kiljoy
I've finally finished off both of the ailerons....

I've finally finished off both of the ailerons. Once I redid the top skin for the right aileron everything fell into place nicely. I've now just started in on the flaps. There aren't many pieces...
Forum: My RV Build Project 09-28-2017, 12:59 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 27,318
Posted By kiljoy
Ironically that's exactly what I did to my rudder...

Ironically that's exactly what I did to my rudder skin as well!
Forum: RV-14 09-26-2017, 10:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,071
Posted By kiljoy
Congratulations!!! I'm now busy mass reading your...

Congratulations!!! I'm now busy mass reading your blog!
Forum: My RV Build Project 09-26-2017, 05:27 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 27,318
Posted By kiljoy
Aileron work continues. I've gotten the left one...

Aileron work continues. I've gotten the left one completed and I've just got a box from vans containing the replacement aileron top skin for the right aileron. Why do I need a replacement aileron...
Forum: RV-14 09-23-2017, 10:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,003
Posted By kiljoy
Van's does some dimpling for us on occasion. I...

Van's does some dimpling for us on occasion. I for one welcome our new preemptively dimpling overlords.
Forum: My RV Build Project 09-19-2017, 01:55 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 27,318
Posted By kiljoy
Another week.. more deburring

So aileron work continues. Nothing very exciting really. Deburr, deburr, deburr. Here are the next few videos in the series....
Forum: RV-14 09-15-2017, 11:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,543
Posted By kiljoy
Congratulations! It's so much fun! Get extra...

Congratulations! It's so much fun!

Get extra cleco pliers!
Forum: My RV Build Project 09-15-2017, 11:55 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 27,318
Posted By kiljoy
I've been continuing work on the ailerons this...

I've been continuing work on the ailerons this week. I finally got the correct bits and have made the counterweights succumb to the cobalt! After completing the stiffeners I've finished the left...
Forum: My RV Build Project 09-11-2017, 01:29 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 27,318
Posted By kiljoy
So the last week has been interesting. I had...

So the last week has been interesting. I had taken the week off in hopes of rest and recuperation. Instead it was frantic work and trying to get my head wrapped around the responsibilities of being a...
Forum: My RV Build Project 09-07-2017, 12:33 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 27,318
Posted By kiljoy
Because my life isn't complex enough

Hi all,

So I've polished off most of the elevators. The leading edges are done. I learned from my rudder experience and these went down very smoothly. I only accidentally put the lower skins on top...
Forum: My RV Build Project 08-30-2017, 12:20 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 27,318
Posted By kiljoy
I've had hardly anytime to work on the plane the...

I've had hardly anytime to work on the plane the last week mostly because I was blocked by not having enough double sided tape. Got the elevator's trailing edges taped in, foam ribs sealed in and the...
Forum: My RV Build Project 08-23-2017, 11:25 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 27,318
Posted By kiljoy
Unblocked, blocked again then wings!

So I finally got the steel for the special bucking bar for the elevator rear spar. Finished up as much of the elevators as I could and then realized I didn't have enough tape for the trailing edges....
Forum: RV-14 08-21-2017, 10:22 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 46,963
Posted By kiljoy
That is one beautiful plane! Can't wait to hear...

That is one beautiful plane! Can't wait to hear how she flies!

- Kilroy
Forum: My RV Build Project 08-18-2017, 11:21 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 27,318
Posted By kiljoy
After my horribly humbling experience of cocking...

After my horribly humbling experience of cocking up my elevator assembly I set about looking for whatever I could take care of on my elevators while waiting for my steel to arrive to fashion my...
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