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Forum: Tools Yesterday, 11:21 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 932
Posted By wirejock
CDI

I have two CDI. One is the Amazon link. The other a 3/8" version. Also have a Husky 1/2".
I think CDI builds the Snap On. It works great. As mentioned, buy a set of adapters to use 3/8" hardware....
Forum: Primers 02-13-2019, 05:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 624
Posted By wirejock
Touch ups

You can call me Bill for now. :D
I use rattle can NAPA 7220 for the little touch ups. I spray a little in a disposable cup and use a Q-tip to apply it.
No need to scuff the Akzo. That stuff is hard....
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-13-2019, 05:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 297
Posted By wirejock
Steps

Yes. They are assuming you recall the order from the HS and VS. Wait till you get to the fuse. :D
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-11-2019, 07:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,067
Posted By wirejock
Doh! :D The other right! Left.

Doh! :D
The other right! Left.
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-11-2019, 04:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,067
Posted By wirejock
Counterweights

Correct. Leave them. After paint, drill holes to remove weight. Right side with electric trim will probably be really close. Add the nut plates to the forward tooling hole in cse you need more...
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-11-2019, 09:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 391
Posted By wirejock
Buller

Buller makes spacers. He can make standard dimension or custom to the dimension of your wing spars. I used 1.444". .005" thicker than the spars. My wings slide in with just the right amount of...
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-10-2019, 09:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 417
Posted By wirejock
Bellcrank hole

I don't recall having an issue drilling the holes. You could release the clekos, drill the holes, bolt it with a bushing spacer then cleko the structure back together.
Hopefully the rivet holes won't...
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-10-2019, 07:32 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,909
Posted By wirejock
Yoke

Agreed. The shop heads look good. Always choose the shallowest yoke for the job and use the thickest set possible on the shop side.
OR, get really comfortable with gun and bar. Lots of places on the...
Forum: Tools 02-10-2019, 03:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 379
Posted By wirejock
Trash stools

One of my HD stools went TU. The other still works. May try Lowes next.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-09-2019, 07:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,763
Posted By wirejock
Cleveland

Not sure about the 12 but Cleveland sells a kit with three brackets and nice tie down bolts. Tie downs are already drilled and tapped.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-08-2019, 05:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,473
Posted By wirejock
Same here

+1, 2 & 3. Oh yea. Extra characters added.
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-07-2019, 09:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 737
Posted By wirejock
Wings first

I would build wings first for reasons mentioned. With CNC parts the center section no longer has to be matched to the spars. However, destructions get really abbreviated on the fuse. It helps to have...
Forum: Primers 02-07-2019, 07:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 300
Posted By wirejock
SEM

My apologies Armando. My grandson's name.
I should not have jumped in with a comment about surface prep. You are correct. SEM is a superior product. NAPA 7220 is also good.
Aluminium prep is a...
Forum: Primers 02-07-2019, 06:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 300
Posted By wirejock
Gorilla tape test

Now rub a piece of Gorilla tape on each. Leave it over night and rip it off.
The Aluminum Oxide is still there and primer could still flake off later.
Surface prep matters.
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-04-2019, 06:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 514
Posted By wirejock
Gas caps

Reply sent to PM but it appears you resolved the issue.
So for future builder, is there a 14 Newton cap and flange?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-03-2019, 05:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 896
Posted By wirejock
Simple. 1/2 wave antenna. Get a piece of copper...

Simple. 1/2 wave antenna.
Get a piece of copper rod 3'-10 1/4" long.
Solder it to the center lead of coax. You can use a piecebof PVC to hold it or fabricate something fancier. Works great with #12...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-31-2019, 05:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,069
Posted By wirejock
Longerons

The templates are handy but the actual part (F-721B Aft Canopy Deck) should be used as the final comparison.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-31-2019, 05:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 935
Posted By wirejock
Vans specs

I quoted the part number off the plans. Might want to call Vans for the Official word.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-31-2019, 09:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 935
Posted By wirejock
AN509-8R8 x 120 Might want a few extra.

AN509-8R8 x 120
Might want a few extra.
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 01-30-2019, 05:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 686
Posted By wirejock
Christmas present

My kids sent me a Christmas present. Yes, my kids procrastinate so bad they put off procrastinating. Still, it's pretty cool. Technically, Lucy isn't flying, but I still love...
Forum: RV-14 01-30-2019, 09:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,048
Posted By wirejock
D-subs

I am using D-subs on most connections except higher amps. Those will be the heavier Molex. I plug them in and lash the two halves. Saves a bunch of weight from all the civers and...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-28-2019, 09:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 813
Posted By wirejock
Modifying tools

I modified a tool specifically for that purpose.
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B7hyZ-sKQmtrUDNfdUt0TDFxQmc

Nake sure the wing bolt holes are perfect. Two of mine were a tiny bit off. Nothing...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-27-2019, 10:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,621
Posted By wirejock
Arm rests

Wow! Those look very familiar. Nice work.
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-27-2019, 12:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,621
Posted By wirejock
Arm rests

I'm not addressed but did drill the holes. I did it much later. It's one of those "oh yea, I forgot" holes. I would recommend waiting till the side skins are riveted. Put the caps on and match drill...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 01-27-2019, 09:52 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 394
Posted By wirejock
Drill

I'll take it. Sending PM
Forum: Tools 01-26-2019, 07:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,855
Posted By wirejock
Return gift

That's funny. I've experienced the same. I don't even remember what I loaned, but remember the builder and the gift. He knew I bake a lot and gave me a silicone baking mat. I bet I use it more than...
Forum: Primers 01-25-2019, 08:06 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 319
Posted By wirejock
Spraying primer and paint in the Winter

I get asked often. "Can I prime with P60G2 in the cold?"
The answer is yes, but you need to be prepared.
I've been waiting and doing odd jobs. Running out of little jobs and I really need some parts...
Forum: Tools 01-24-2019, 08:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,855
Posted By wirejock
Tools

Same here. I keep records and if they don't return on schedule, I start e-mailing. Thankfully, every borrower has been very gracious. One or two even gave a gift in return.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-24-2019, 04:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 723
Posted By wirejock
Bar or gun

Not me. Always worked better the opposite. I place the face of the bar on the part adjacent to the shank. Memorize the feel for perfectly square. Move it without changing orientation to the shank and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-23-2019, 05:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 723
Posted By wirejock
Drive rivets

Exactly why I prefer my gun and bar. If memory serves, I think I used a longeron yoke but got frustrated and switched to gun/bar.
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-23-2019, 05:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 999
Posted By wirejock
Static with Safeair

I installed the Vans static port rivet with the SafeAir fitting on the inside. It allows the use of the SafeAir plumbing. The SafeAir fitting is prosealed and riveted to th skin. From the outside,...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-22-2019, 05:23 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 79,396
Posted By wirejock
F7108C Angle, DWG 24, Slider

Here's one to remember.
A tiny piece, F7108C Angle on DWG 24. Don't forget to drill and install it. It ties F7105A Center Sub Panel, F7109 Plate, F7108 Forward Fuselage Rib, F7108B Angle together. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-22-2019, 09:14 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,094
Posted By wirejock
Heat muffs in series

Thank you. Picture=1000 words
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-22-2019, 09:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 958
Posted By wirejock
Smiley

They are called a Smiley. Usually not a problem but it depends on depth and location. Post a photo or ask Vans.
Many use Snap Socks. You can buy from Aircraft Spruce.
I prefer black Gorilla Tape. A...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-21-2019, 09:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,418
Posted By wirejock
Steps

Ryan
I did all the install work and clekoed them in place to make sure they fit then removed them.
They went to a local shop and were powder coated. No more issues wth rust.
They are still on the...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-20-2019, 06:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,599
Posted By wirejock
Credit

To be fair and honest, my Mentor, Dave Paule gave me the tubing tip. He taught me so much.
Forum: Tools 01-20-2019, 03:29 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,185
Posted By wirejock
Regulators

That's how my shop works. Full pressure from the tank is supplied to the end of the hose. Two pigtails with mini regulators control pressure at the tool. One pigtail is high (90 psi) one is low...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-20-2019, 02:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,599
Posted By wirejock
Drill jig

Brilliant. Send that to Kitplanes. More will benefit from your idea.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-20-2019, 09:51 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,599
Posted By wirejock
Drill bushing

I found the bit is most likely to wander in the parent hole and widen it. To prevent this, I use a drill bushing to drill the hole as small as possible. If misaligned, it won't egg shape the hole on...
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-18-2019, 07:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,136
Posted By wirejock
Angle

There should be a piece of angle under the rear spar about 3" long between the two longerons. If it were missing, it would leave about 3/16" gap.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-18-2019, 12:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,094
Posted By wirejock
Heat muffs in series

I would love to see photos of two heat muffs in series. Anyone?
Forum: Midwest 01-17-2019, 07:17 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,175
Posted By wirejock
Colorado RVs

Larry
I manage a Google Group of RV owners and builders in Colorado inclkuding a couple outside our state. If you would like to join, shoot me an e-mail from a Google account. Happy to have another...
Forum: RV-14 01-17-2019, 01:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,165
Posted By wirejock
Sanding inside tubes

I didnt sand. I did slosh some lacquer thinner and dried before priming. All the primer is doing is acting as a barrier. Not much chance anything will scratch it. I have a neat tip for priming tubes....
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-16-2019, 04:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,067
Posted By wirejock
Counterweights

As mentioned. Don't cut them. Easy to remove weight when the time comes.
Forum: Tools 01-16-2019, 04:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,252
Posted By wirejock
Reamer

I typically zhoot for .005" less than the reamer except of course for pre-punched holes.
Seems like Vans calls for a .311" for several holes. I've used it a few times.
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-14-2019, 07:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 584
Posted By wirejock
Firewall DWG

Try tis link. Looks like OP-32
http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=167429&highlight=Firewall
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-14-2019, 05:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,894
Posted By wirejock
Alodine

Larry is correct.
Feel free to PM. I learned a lot on the project and happy with the results. Feeling much better about vinyl.
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-14-2019, 05:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 868
Posted By wirejock
Hinges

I recommen buying a section of the wider flange hinge for the flaps. Use 1/2 on each side. No hole edge distance issues. Also have a neat trick for drilling them. Check my blog.
Forum: Painting your RV 01-14-2019, 05:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 890
Posted By wirejock
Paint primer compatibility

Just my .02
I also painted planning no panels for weight reasons. Jet Flex SB over P60G2.
I would discuss primer with the paint supplier. Also, recommend not spraying primer on paint areas till it's...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-13-2019, 08:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 338
Posted By wirejock
E-mail

Shoot me an e-mail.
Wirejock at yahoo dot com
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-13-2019, 05:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 338
Posted By wirejock
Stall kit pdf

I have paper and can scan to pdf.
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-13-2019, 05:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 868
Posted By wirejock
Trim tab

Looks fime to me. If edge distance is met, build on.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-10-2019, 05:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 895
Posted By wirejock
Tech Counselor

Yep. Before closing the skin on the first component.
Forum: Tools 01-08-2019, 07:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 657
Posted By wirejock
Tools

Hate to question my Mentor Dave. He's always right but here goes...

1. Rivet gun. The Sioux costs more but is it worth it? Love mine. Still pounding. Worth it to me.
2. 2X or 3X. Or both? 3X. Never...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-08-2019, 04:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 317
Posted By wirejock
Ask

Good call to ask first.
Not required but I would recommend a few reamers of the most common sizes.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-05-2019, 06:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 707
Posted By wirejock
Nutplate jig

Same here Dave. Small twist. I run a screw into a sacrificial nutplate backwards. The screw sticking out helps align the nutplate. Usually I place the nutplate with the screw in the hole, center...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-04-2019, 06:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,271
Posted By wirejock
Extended panel

Low? Is it possibly an extended panel?
Forum: Tools 01-04-2019, 09:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 679
Posted By wirejock
No hole

I would say yes, but only because I rarely use it. The bigger it it, the more it flexes and tends to squeeze crooked.
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-01-2019, 07:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,696
Posted By wirejock
Longerons

Agree. Everything else is prepunched. You may find the right size and type of angle at a local metal distributor. Check with Vans but I think it's 6061 T6 extruded angle. Note the curved inside...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-01-2019, 01:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,035
Posted By wirejock
Scratches

Pretty common. Scuff them smooth with scotchbrite so there's no sharp edges.
Forum: RV-10 12-31-2018, 05:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 618
Posted By wirejock
Pin punch

That is a cool idea. Logging that one for future use.
I have a rivet gun set drilled 3/16" for pin punch use. I have pin punches milled down to 3/16". I never shared the idea because it's kinda...
Forum: RV-10 12-31-2018, 04:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 618
Posted By wirejock
Punch

Take a step back. Don't drill. Punch from he back side with a helper holding a bar with a hole in it over the pin hole. It will come out. I had the same problem.
Every hole gets a little buzz with a...
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