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Forum: RV General Discussion/News Yesterday, 12:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,164
Posted By JonJay
Maybe a slight amount of oxidation, which is...

Maybe a slight amount of oxidation, which is technically a type of corrosion but it looks more like residual offgasing from the plastic protective sheet. Take a solvent and see if it wipes off....
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-09-2017, 08:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 916
Posted By JonJay
What meter are you using? Some digital...

What meter are you using? Some digital auto-ranging meters, like many Fluke meters won't work.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-30-2017, 12:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,450
Posted By JonJay
There is no reason you have to postpone testing...

There is no reason you have to postpone testing your critical things like stall speeds or slow flight. Your engine isn't going to just decide all at once to glaze cylinders. You taxi at low power,...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-27-2017, 05:13 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,264
Posted By JonJay
My goodness Mike. That is really...

My goodness Mike. That is really frustrating.
What haven't you changed that is fuel/air related? Sump? Long shot but if there was a crack or something in that intake internal to the sump?
When you...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-27-2017, 02:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,450
Posted By JonJay
Keep in mind that many of our engines will not...

Keep in mind that many of our engines will not hold 7, even 6, quartz without puking some out the breather. So, until you learn where your stable oil level is, oil consumption can be hard to judge.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-27-2017, 08:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 632
Posted By JonJay
I did the same thing at 9 years. Sent old hoses...

I did the same thing at 9 years. Sent old hoses to Tom and received back a new teflon set.
I recently disassembled the old hoses to salvage the fittings. All of the original hoses where still...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 11-25-2017, 09:46 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 566
Posted By JonJay
Tough to see from the video but it could be any...

Tough to see from the video but it could be any one of us that visit the mountain regularly, but if I was a betting man, I would take a shot at who I think it is.
I have made that hike many times as...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-21-2017, 01:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 317
Posted By JonJay
Cut/punch the round instrument hole. Layout a...

Cut/punch the round instrument hole. Layout a line to match the extra cut out you need. Match the radius of the corners with an appropriate drill and drill holes at each corner. Use a hand held...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-19-2017, 08:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,348
Posted By JonJay
Congratulations. That's a good amount of flying....

Congratulations. That's a good amount of flying. If it is running well, I wouldn't change out anything that isn't required, or recommended by Lycoming. Also, check all your accessories service...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-19-2017, 07:44 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,168
Posted By JonJay
Absolutely. Color temps are very subjective and...

Absolutely. Color temps are very subjective and if your not concerned about interior finishes being rendered as the right richness or color, no big deal if you like it. A hangar isn't usually...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-19-2017, 04:46 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,168
Posted By JonJay
6000K is really really blue. Manufacturers use...

6000K is really really blue. Manufacturers use high color temperatures because they are much cheaper to produce (blue) as they use less rare earth phosphors. Higher color temps are also more...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-19-2017, 03:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 589
Posted By JonJay
Yes. Use the template. That is what it is for....

Yes. Use the template. That is what it is for. You can't really see the tooling holes but they are the center of the rib, or supposed to be.
Forum: GPS 11-19-2017, 03:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 461
Posted By JonJay
I cut off the connectors for a smaller hole and...

I cut off the connectors for a smaller hole and then spliced them back on. This is NOT recommended by the manufacturer but if you know how to splice shielded cable properly and are handy with a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-19-2017, 10:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 631
Posted By JonJay
I find the tail wag in turbulence is just part of...

I find the tail wag in turbulence is just part of the personality of my airplane. It is a non issue.
There are some smoking hot deals on 6's to be had out there. I have flown most RV models and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-19-2017, 09:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 589
Posted By JonJay
Zero is through the center of the wing cord and...

Zero is through the center of the wing cord and the flap tooling holes (center of flap rib)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-19-2017, 09:23 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,168
Posted By JonJay
Hi Bill - it depends. LED's as you well know are...

Hi Bill - it depends. LED's as you well know are a solid state device that operate on direct current. The "driver" is the component that converts your AC power to DC as well as provides the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-18-2017, 10:19 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,168
Posted By JonJay
I have lit hundreds of hangars over my 30 year...

I have lit hundreds of hangars over my 30 year lighting career.
Hangar Lighting technology was predominantly Incandescent, Metal Halide or HO Fluorescent for 50 or more years with relatively minor...
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-17-2017, 07:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 883
Posted By JonJay
One of the biggest areas for making mistakes on...

One of the biggest areas for making mistakes on Edge Distances as Bret warns.
The edge distance here is the critical factor. Double check that the measurements shown layout to give you what you need...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-17-2017, 06:56 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 15,570
Posted By JonJay
For aerobatics- Serg Tankian - Empty Walls Nine...

For aerobatics-
Serg Tankian - Empty Walls
Nine Inch Nails - Closer (don't judge me by the lyrics)
Queens of the Stone Age - Little Sister

Can't play any of it at home. My wife tells me it makes her...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-17-2017, 11:10 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,128
Posted By JonJay
I quit counting landings as I had way more than...

I quit counting landings as I had way more than one per flight!
Forum: Propellers 11-17-2017, 11:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 459
Posted By JonJay
You don't necessarily need to rebuild at 6 years....

You don't necessarily need to rebuild at 6 years. It is perfectly acceptable, in my mind and on advice from a known governor shop, to have an "inspection and reseal". This will cost much less than a...
Forum: RV-6/6A 11-17-2017, 10:55 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,208
Posted By JonJay
I have done exactly this, tested the envelope all...

I have done exactly this, tested the envelope all the way. I agree with you. If you want to land at our airpark, tall trees at both ends, 2000' runway, you better not be carrying extra speed....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-16-2017, 01:29 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,128
Posted By JonJay
Excellent, perfectly executed, ....

Excellent, perfectly executed, ....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-16-2017, 12:15 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,128
Posted By JonJay
Fun times. Good example. Now, let's see those...

Fun times. Good example. Now, let's see those landings ;)
(You can always just share your best ones)
Forum: RV-4 11-13-2017, 10:01 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,740
Posted By JonJay
Comment - " You can do it buddy " Advice - " You...

Comment - " You can do it buddy "
Advice - " You can do it buddy "

With your skills, this will be easy.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-11-2017, 11:16 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 9,835
Posted By JonJay
.... and the AOPA seems to agree with you, at...

.... and the AOPA seems to agree with you, at least one authored article:

http://https://www.aopa.org/news-and-media/all-news/2015/june/08/training-tip...
Forum: RV-6/6A 11-09-2017, 10:07 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,208
Posted By JonJay
120MPH downwind, 100 base, one notch, 90 final,...

120MPH downwind, 100 base, one notch, 90 final, second notch, listen to the tower telling the red and white RV to keep the speed up, wheel land on the Green Dot. Keep power in and get off the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-09-2017, 09:40 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 8,500
Posted By JonJay
Ribs are formed at an outside vendor. I have seen...

Ribs are formed at an outside vendor. I have seen the tooling. I would be surprised if Vans wouldn't allow you to contact them directly. It is a small outfit that will do one offs.
Regardless, you...
Forum: RV-6/6A 11-09-2017, 09:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 771
Posted By JonJay
This would be my first thought. I started my 6 as...

This would be my first thought. I started my 6 as slow build. After I completed my wings I wanted to go QB fuselage. There was no formal process to do this at the time. Vans worked with me and we...
Forum: RV-10 11-07-2017, 11:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,100
Posted By JonJay
As a fun exercise, if you did every mod and put...

As a fun exercise, if you did every mod and put in every after market part and piece that somebody thought they had to have, your build would cost more and weigh more. A lot more....

This is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-07-2017, 10:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 959
Posted By JonJay
Congrats. Nice to see the fleet of 6's is still...

Congrats. Nice to see the fleet of 6's is still growing.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-05-2017, 11:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 784
Posted By JonJay
Plus one. I will not time my engines with the...

Plus one. I will not time my engines with the timing marks any longer as both of my machines where off. On the IO-360, about a degree. On the 0-320, a bit more than two degrees. This made more...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-01-2017, 04:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,988
Posted By JonJay
Measure the hole and compare to the mil specs on...

Measure the hole and compare to the mil specs on Vans web site or AC43-1b. You are allowed certain tolerances for a given hole diameter. If it is within tolerance, and you have edge distance, you are...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-01-2017, 04:01 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,754
Posted By JonJay
Your building an airplane, not a watch. Ken Scott...

Your building an airplane, not a watch. Ken Scott - Vans Aircraft and hangar neighbor.
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-01-2017, 08:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,806
Posted By JonJay
With your experience you probably know that, all...

With your experience you probably know that, all things being equal, a nuetral rigged side by side will feel like it has a slightly heavy wing as you are sitting on one side.

Again, congrats. Big...
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-31-2017, 07:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,806
Posted By JonJay
Big congrats and achievement.

Big congrats and achievement.
Forum: RV-6/6A 10-31-2017, 07:13 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,736
Posted By JonJay
[QUOTE=Kyle Boatright;1215491] There are many...

[QUOTE=Kyle Boatright;1215491] There are many ways to skin this cat.
QUOTE]

Exactly, and one should, with care, experiment with them in my humble opinion.
Forum: RV-6/6A 10-31-2017, 06:22 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,736
Posted By JonJay
Me either. I should have said "can be".......

Me either. I should have said "can be"....
Always tough "talking" flying in the written word.
Forum: RV-6/6A 10-31-2017, 05:15 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,736
Posted By JonJay
Sorry, I guess we got a little side...

Sorry, I guess we got a little side tracked....

Wheel landings are done with stick full, or nearly full, forward. In that attitude, with a 72" prop, I have not heard of any prop strike issues, and I...
Forum: RV-6/6A 10-31-2017, 04:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,736
Posted By JonJay
It's a feel thing. By the way, the Cub can take...

It's a feel thing.

By the way, the Cub can take off three point, tail low, or planted as you where taught. Same for the RV. Experiment with each as you explore your airplane.
Trim position, weight,...
Forum: RV-4 10-29-2017, 05:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 604
Posted By JonJay
Split points are made to reduce/eliminate...

Split points are made to reduce/eliminate wandering. Gil's method is basically what prepunched skins (not matched drilled/punched ribs). A line was drawn on the rib/spar center line then you could...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-24-2017, 01:50 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,050
Posted By JonJay
This has been discussed many many times. The only...

This has been discussed many many times. The only factory recommended jack points are the wing tie downs. That is how they do it and how most of us have done it for many, many years.
I know of only...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-21-2017, 05:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,363
Posted By JonJay
Make sure the flanges on the covers are flat....

Make sure the flanges on the covers are flat. Place them on a known flat surface like your back riveting plate and make sure they are not deformed at the screw hole.
Silicon gaskets require very...
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-19-2017, 12:14 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,861
Posted By JonJay
I tried to fry the internal regulator with a heat...

I tried to fry the internal regulator with a heat gun just to see if there was anything to it. The regulator kept working even after the potting material surrounding it started to melt. Now, this...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-19-2017, 11:43 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,726
Posted By JonJay
Interesting. Vans standard solenoid uses a copper...

Interesting. Vans standard solenoid uses a copper strap instead of a flexible braid. I had the strap fail, which doesn't matter unless you are using the "I" Terminal to energize the on board starter...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-19-2017, 09:49 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,726
Posted By JonJay
That makes sense Scott. I was also told it keeps...

That makes sense Scott. I was also told it keeps the spikes from damaging other equipment in the electrical system. Considering how it is connected, your explanation makes the most sense.
Forum: RV-10 10-18-2017, 09:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,596
Posted By JonJay
Sorry Gil, disregard. For some reason I had your...

Sorry Gil, disregard. For some reason I had your 6 on the brain, not the 10.
Forum: RV-10 10-18-2017, 06:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,596
Posted By JonJay
The stick isn't an issue, but I am relatively...

The stick isn't an issue, but I am relatively long legged for my height. With an extra inch onto the stock panel I would have to be more careful entering the cockpit. Still doable but I didn't want...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-17-2017, 04:58 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,726
Posted By JonJay
You must have a wiring diagram for a different...

You must have a wiring diagram for a different application, or a non-standard solenoid. Vans wiring diagram, and those in the previous links show it correctly.
Take a pic of the wiring diagram or...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-17-2017, 11:16 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,726
Posted By JonJay
No. The "I" Terminal is energized positive when...

No. The "I" Terminal is energized positive when the solenoid engages. Putting the diode here to ground would basically do nothing, unless you put it in backwards, then it would blow itself up in...
Forum: Safety 10-15-2017, 09:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,228
Posted By JonJay
Water, water purification pump.

Water, water purification pump.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-13-2017, 04:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,367
Posted By JonJay
Excellent! Way to go. Do the Mooney's have the...

Excellent! Way to go. Do the Mooney's have the Compact Hub?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-13-2017, 01:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,875
Posted By JonJay
Cool image Rob, and congrats on the EAA Hall of...

Cool image Rob, and congrats on the EAA Hall of Fame induction. I heard the tornado warning on the radio and called my folks who live about a mile from
your shop. They where unaware, and fine, headed...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-12-2017, 02:09 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 19,600
Posted By JonJay
I bought a new filter at the first CI. I then...

I bought a new filter at the first CI. I then cleaned the old filter and let dry as Scott suggests, in the hangar in free air. When dry, after a couple days, I put it back in the box until next year....
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 10-11-2017, 02:46 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,637
Posted By JonJay
I my has been a while since I have seen your bird...

I my has been a while since I have seen your bird so I wouldn't have recognized it. Outstanding Scott! Love it.
Looks like a calendar photo to me.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-10-2017, 06:14 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,635
Posted By JonJay
Looks like a good start to a new Aerobatic...

Looks like a good start to a new Aerobatic competition team. I would suggest "Team Geritol".
If you dont know what that is, you don't belong on the team.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-10-2017, 02:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,495
Posted By JonJay
A quick hit with a smooth single cut file 90 deg....

A quick hit with a smooth single cut file 90 deg. to the edge will take off the tooling marks (punch tabs,shear marks, etc... ) You can then finish off with an edging tool, like a V-deburrer, or hit...
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-08-2017, 02:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,019
Posted By JonJay
A few pilots grossly exceeded VNE. They happen to...

A few pilots grossly exceeded VNE. They happen to have been in 7's. Thus far, there is no evidence of any problem with the 7's rudder.
Forum: RV-10 10-07-2017, 09:05 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,665
Posted By JonJay
Yes. Black was a very popular color.

Yes. Black was a very popular color.
Forum: Safety 10-07-2017, 09:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 411
Posted By JonJay
Do a search on brake drag as sUggested. Fix the...

Do a search on brake drag as sUggested. Fix the issue. Adding springs just covers up the underlying problem which is most often pedal bolt alignment.
Vans design isn't ideal as it side loads the...
Forum: RV-10 10-04-2017, 04:27 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,292
Posted By JonJay
While I would agree it is unlikely the nyloc...

While I would agree it is unlikely the nyloc would magically rotate off the bolt, if there was a side load caused by a foot or ? holding the steel joiner, it might cause the nut to turn on the bolt...
Forum: RV-12 10-04-2017, 04:18 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 10,108
Posted By JonJay
Invaluable information Don. I do hope things get...

Invaluable information Don. I do hope things get worked out.
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