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Forum: RV-10 11-04-2019, 12:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,541
Posted By jacoby
Do these images work for...

Do these images work for...
Forum: Primers 10-06-2019, 07:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,033
Posted By jacoby
The dimple tests look to be too thick. What is...

The dimple tests look to be too thick. What is the mil thickness on those? Especially the second one. It looks like you have solvent pop/crazing.

Your color swatches match what my experience has...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-03-2019, 10:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 565
Posted By jacoby
Quick Camera is great. I use it with my $10 USB...

Quick Camera is great. I use it with my $10 USB scope and it seems to have much better quality and fewer hiccups than other things I've tried. It really needs a "take picture" button. I can never...
Forum: RV-10 09-25-2019, 11:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 390
Posted By jacoby
I followed the plans. A dab of primer with a...

I followed the plans. A dab of primer with a q-tip (or a quick spray when priming the skins) in the countersunk holes was all that was needed.

Messing with the clecos around the center section where...
Forum: Primers 09-23-2019, 09:53 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,625
Posted By jacoby
That's usually from not enough paint being...

That's usually from not enough paint being sprayed. Check your input pressure (too high), that your paint flow is set to max (if your gun has one; not the needle/trigger stop) and that you have a...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 09-20-2019, 08:08 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 425
Posted By jacoby
There is a thread here where some are using the...

There is a thread here where some are using the microsquirt to run ignition on one or both sides. There is nobody running the megasquirt for fuel that I've ever found. There have been a few...
Forum: RV-10 09-18-2019, 05:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 333
Posted By jacoby
I followed what they recommend. I figured it was...

I followed what they recommend. I figured it was that way to avoid adding a twist or damaging the bulkheads and frames if they were dangling in the wind. Plus you really can't assemble the sides...
Forum: RV-10 09-16-2019, 09:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 427
Posted By jacoby
It may be the camera but to my eye it appears the...

It may be the camera but to my eye it appears the j-channel is under dimpled (or using the wrong dies on the skin and/or j-channel) and not sitting flush with the skin. This is causing the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-05-2019, 08:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 684
Posted By jacoby
Depends on where you live and how they're stored....

Depends on where you live and how they're stored. Give them a wash with water and check that it breaks. Address anywhere that doesn't and dry, wipe down, and spray.

I've done quite a bit of...
Forum: Tools 08-31-2019, 10:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,964
Posted By jacoby
Yours has an issue. Probably something...

Yours has an issue. Probably something restricting the inlet. My cleco gun takes less than 1/10th of a second to fully cycle. I would make sure there isn't any teflon tape or swarf in there.

And...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-28-2019, 11:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,023
Posted By jacoby
Honestly, you should not put any private info...

Honestly, you should not put any private info into this forum. Or use passwords from other sites.

It's running vBulletin 3.6.8 which is, quite literally, 11 years behind in updates. Every one of the...
Forum: RV-10 08-22-2019, 02:02 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,036
Posted By jacoby
You have the s/c motor running at, what, 90%...

You have the s/c motor running at, what, 90% thermal efficiency. I don't know what efficiency the compressor wheel would run at. Wires running at (WAG) 98%. And the alternator running at 55%...
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-21-2019, 01:31 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 8,158
Posted By jacoby
Powermaster makes 1g Ford alternators that are...

Powermaster makes 1g Ford alternators that are externally regulated in 55, 90, and 125A (min) rated. There is still the issue of fan rotation.
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-21-2019, 11:32 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 8,158
Posted By jacoby
Does rotation really matter? It's AC output. The...

Does rotation really matter? It's AC output. The rectifier doesn't care which way the rotor spins.

A 1g Ford alternator that's been upgraded to 55A+ internals would fit the bill. I've taken them...
Forum: RV-10 08-18-2019, 11:05 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,036
Posted By jacoby
No, I completely missed the part where you said...

No, I completely missed the part where you said you read it. Chalk it up to reading on mobile before the coffee kicked in! :D
Forum: RV-10 08-18-2019, 09:56 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,036
Posted By jacoby
Vans has an article posted on their site about...

Vans has an article posted on their site about this: https://www.vansaircraft.com/faq/horsepower-limits-why-not-a-turbocharged-higher-horsepower-engine/
Forum: RV-10 08-18-2019, 09:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 302
Posted By jacoby
Yeah I looked in the trim pack and there is...

Yeah I looked in the trim pack and there is nothing that thick.

FWIW I usually test the countersink on a piece of scrap bar before taking it to the part. Especially if Iíve changed from flush to...
Forum: RV-10 08-18-2019, 08:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 302
Posted By jacoby
My doubler measures 0.063Ē.

My doubler measures 0.063Ē.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-08-2019, 09:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 552
Posted By jacoby
I'm wrapping up the tailcone on my -10 with the...

I'm wrapping up the tailcone on my -10 with the wing on order and the standard yoke and the longeron yoke have done 90% of what I need. The 3" yoke is nice as well. I have a 3" with a hole but a 3"...
Forum: RV-10 08-06-2019, 07:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 364
Posted By jacoby
Duh, that makes sense. Thanks!

Duh, that makes sense. Thanks!
Forum: RV-10 08-06-2019, 06:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 364
Posted By jacoby
F-1095E thickness?

Somehow my F-1095E trim servo link spacer disappeared between my workshop and the side of my house for priming, a whopping 40' journey.


Before I go and make another one, can anyone confirm it's...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-06-2019, 12:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,765
Posted By jacoby
Honestly that's just what I read in the...

Honestly that's just what I read in the instructions (https://www.bmotorsports.com/download/products/o2/NTK_AFRM_GEN2_Manual.pdf) (page 11). I haven't used the NTK sensor.

I do have experience with...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-06-2019, 11:39 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,765
Posted By jacoby
You would be hard pressed to find a narrow band...

You would be hard pressed to find a narrow band aftermarket O2 setup. They've all moved to the wideband. Most use the Bosch LSU 4.2 or 4.9 and a couple use the NTK.


The NTK is said to be more lead...
Forum: RV-10 08-05-2019, 03:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 478
Posted By jacoby
Narrowing is for the taper of the tail cone,...

Narrowing is for the taper of the tail cone, yes.

I did not flute those parts until later (10-12 step 3) where you basically flute the two-holed tabs as much as you can. The top skins do not fit...
Forum: Tools 08-03-2019, 08:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,369
Posted By jacoby
Iíve bought several things from ATS. No real...

Iíve bought several things from ATS. No real complaints. I have their drill on backorder.

The description doesnít mention whether or not it has a progressive action. I would email or call them to...
Forum: RV-10 08-02-2019, 05:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 735
Posted By jacoby
The fuse fairing isnít included in the tail cone...

The fuse fairing isnít included in the tail cone kit for whatever reason. It wonít be there. It also looks like the top skins are left off.
Forum: Primers 08-01-2019, 06:09 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,428
Posted By jacoby
Here in the states a quart of paint runs about...

Here in the states a quart of paint runs about 1/3-1/2 the cost of a gallon. If you can get gallon-sized (4L? 3.8L?) you should come out ahead.
Forum: Primers 08-01-2019, 07:28 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,428
Posted By jacoby
You can get a few years out of epoxy primer so...

You can get a few years out of epoxy primer so long as you make sure the lid seals well and it doesn't get too hot or too cold.

A stir stick that's touched hardener (Part B usually) should never go...
Forum: Painting your RV 07-31-2019, 05:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,011
Posted By jacoby
You'll have about 90% duty cycle with that setup...

You'll have about 90% duty cycle with that setup so there will be some waiting on it to catch up. Expect some water in the lines on hotter days and when spraying large sections. I would run an...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-30-2019, 05:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,347
Posted By jacoby
This is always my recommendation. However, that...

This is always my recommendation. However, that comes with some caveats. Tool ratings aren't really standardized and compressor ratings in SCFM are always at 0 psi. You'll find that an air drill is...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-30-2019, 05:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,560
Posted By jacoby
First rule of security: if someone has physical...

First rule of security: if someone has physical access, all other rules are void.

IMHO, this really isn't much different than someone going in and futzing with your analog gauge calibration or...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-30-2019, 11:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,265
Posted By jacoby
I ended up using a piece of vacuum hose a bit...

I ended up using a piece of vacuum hose a bit over 1/8" long. Worked great.

Thanks for the help all who commented!
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-29-2019, 01:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,265
Posted By jacoby
I've been trying to figure out what you mean but...

I've been trying to figure out what you mean but just can't visualize it. Can you expand a bit on this? I'm not sure how drilling a hole in the bar helps..
Forum: RV-10 07-28-2019, 09:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 435
Posted By jacoby
Kerf is fine yeah. Most table saw blades are...

Kerf is fine yeah. Most table saw blades are around 1/8Ē or so wide. Itís a bit loose but it works better than using the flat pliers. (I did it both ways and the piece of wood did far better.)

You...
Forum: RV-10 07-28-2019, 04:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 435
Posted By jacoby
I used a piece of the 3/4Ē from the sides of the...

I used a piece of the 3/4Ē from the sides of the crate and ran the table saw down one edge at the correct depth. Slipped it over and pushed down against the workbench to make the bend. I think youíll...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-26-2019, 09:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,265
Posted By jacoby
Thanks! I searched all over the forum and...

Thanks! I searched all over the forum and couldn't find anything. This sounds like it'll work great.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-26-2019, 09:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,265
Posted By jacoby
How to hold down bulkhead flanges for riveting?

I'm riveting the tailcone on the -10 and a couple of the flanges on the F-1011 bulkhead are sitting proud. One that goes on the stiffener and one on the bottom of the curve. Both of these locations...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-25-2019, 12:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 586
Posted By jacoby
What series camloc do you have? If it's a 4002...

What series camloc do you have? If it's a 4002 series it appears the flush and plus flush grommets have the same diameter. So you should just be able to add the countersinks and not have to redo the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-24-2019, 01:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,090
Posted By jacoby
It's here: FS2020 Electric Fuel Selector...

It's here: FS2020 Electric Fuel Selector (http://www.andair.co.uk/product/electric-fuel-selector-fs2020-d2/) and only rated to 200 HP.

It looks like their regular fuel selector + a stepper motor to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-22-2019, 08:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 516
Posted By jacoby
I just tested this. Acetone will take off the...

I just tested this. Acetone will take off the dust and overspray. Maybe a slow removal of the regular primer (it colors the rag but isn't obviously loosening the primer; I can't tell if it is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-22-2019, 03:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 516
Posted By jacoby
Good luck. The -10 has this in the...

Good luck. The -10 has this in the instructions:

"If priming the interior surface of the elevator skins, first mask off the locations of the trailing edge foam ribs so that they will be bonded to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-22-2019, 10:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 516
Posted By jacoby
I would remove it. If it's like the -10, I...

I would remove it. If it's like the -10, I believe those ribs are structural and the primer is a big unknown here.

I've removed small amounts of the Akzo using a Dremel with a wire wheel. After...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-19-2019, 01:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,176
Posted By jacoby
Check this out: Ask Paul: Wide deck vs. narrow...

Check this out: Ask Paul: Wide deck vs. narrow deck engines (https://generalaviationnews.com/2009/10/07/ask-paul-wide-deck-vs-narrow-deck-engines/)

Basically, look for an "A" suffix in the serial...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-19-2019, 09:18 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,176
Posted By jacoby
You would think so but it's not listed in the...

You would think so but it's not listed in the Lycoming table of limits (https://www.lycoming.com/sites/default/files/SSP-1776-4%20Table%20of%20Limits%20-%20Complete.pdf).

As a data point, these guys...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-18-2019, 08:03 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,623
Posted By jacoby
Here is a real example: The Lycoming 2017-16-11...

Here is a real example: The Lycoming 2017-16-11 AD (http://rgl.faa.gov/Regulatory_and_Guidance_Library/rgad.nsf/0/e0ce3e112906b48286258178006891ae/$FILE/2017-16-11.pdf) references MSB 632 B...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-16-2019, 08:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,623
Posted By jacoby
I found this link that includes the text:...

I found this link that includes the text: http://starduster.aircraftspruce.com/wwwboard/messages/25960.html

However the links are dead and I cannot find anything on EAA's site.

From my 5 min of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-15-2019, 04:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,594
Posted By jacoby
They appear to be...

They appear to be...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-15-2019, 02:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,594
Posted By jacoby
Aveo appears to have updated their homepage with...

Aveo appears to have updated their homepage with a tiny picture of these tips if anyone wants to see them.
Forum: Primers 07-12-2019, 09:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 948
Posted By jacoby
He put links in the description under the video....

He put links in the description under the video. The accuspray is a nice system but you'll also need to pick up the PPS cups to go with it. You're looking at ~$300 to get started. The PPS 2.0 is a...
Forum: RV-10 07-11-2019, 04:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,404
Posted By jacoby
After further thought I added a washer. A -4...

After further thought I added a washer. A -4 length bolt only has 1/8" of grip (which is the material thickness). With a washer and the material I'm at 3/16". So two washers and a -5 length (which...
Forum: RV-10 07-11-2019, 02:22 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 22,213
Posted By jacoby
Yeah I looked at adding them to my order but...

Yeah I looked at adding them to my order but reviews I saw were mixed. Interesting that they're standard now. The option to easily switch to locking caps is nice.
Forum: RV-10 07-11-2019, 01:48 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 22,213
Posted By jacoby
Are those red parts the fuel caps? Did Van's...

Are those red parts the fuel caps? Did Van's change them? All the other build logs I've seen haven't been anodized.

My tail kit came via a different carrier with one end opened and foot prints all...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-11-2019, 08:46 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,592
Posted By jacoby
Here is the FAA's DAR search:...

Here is the FAA's DAR search: https://designee.faa.gov/#/designeeLocator
And here is a list of codes: http://www.faa-aircraft-certification.com/dar-function-codes.html

I think you need a DAR-F with...
Forum: RV-10 07-09-2019, 11:20 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 22,213
Posted By jacoby
I ordered my wings 2 weeks ago and the lead time...

I ordered my wings 2 weeks ago and the lead time was 8 weeks. It's since gone up to 10 weeks..
Forum: RV-10 06-30-2019, 10:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,404
Posted By jacoby
I heard back from Vanís. This bolt call out has...

I heard back from Vanís. This bolt call out has been flagged for review. Iím going to most likely replace with shorter bolts.
Forum: RV-10 06-25-2019, 10:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,404
Posted By jacoby
They'll work (it wont bottom out) but a -4A would...

They'll work (it wont bottom out) but a -4A would probably be better. There is another 1/16" of material to go through to attach those bolts. That'll leave about 6 threads showing vs the 8 I have now.
Forum: RV-10 06-25-2019, 10:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,404
Posted By jacoby
The bellcrank angle is not fabricated from AA...

The bellcrank angle is not fabricated from AA stock. It's a bent and punched part that comes in the kit.

I'm having a hard time figuring out how this callout could be correct.
Forum: RV-10 06-25-2019, 09:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,404
Posted By jacoby
Pics: https://i.imgur.com/osv3bHRl.jpg https://i...

Pics:

https://i.imgur.com/osv3bHRl.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/ZiiuLzPl.jpg

The angle and plate measure ~1/8" thick and there is ~1/4" of shank with the washer in place. I'm pretty sure these need to...
Forum: RV-10 06-25-2019, 09:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,404
Posted By jacoby
Elevator Bellcrank Bolts Too Long?

I tried installing the F-1037A Bellcrank Angles to the F-1035 Battery /Bellcrank Mount. The plans (10-23, figure 3) call for AN3-5A bolts with a single AN960-10 washer.

I ran one down to torque and...
Forum: Painting your RV 06-17-2019, 02:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 494
Posted By jacoby
I have quite a bit of time on the Hobbyair 1 half...

I have quite a bit of time on the Hobbyair 1 half mask. (I painted a 2/3 jn4 with it).

I do not recommend it. The one I used is older (10 years or so) but it squeals constantly when you aren't...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-10-2019, 08:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 634
Posted By jacoby
Yep. Ran into this putting the rivets into the...

Yep. Ran into this putting the rivets into the rear spar on the elevators on the -10. The ribs wanted to curl up when placing the factory head on the spar. Flipped them around and everything went...
Forum: RV-10 06-07-2019, 09:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,184
Posted By jacoby
I ended up borrowing the bar and using solid...

I ended up borrowing the bar and using solid rivets. It came out ok. Worth it? meh. The rivets take a long time to set (something like a 6s shoot time) plus double checking plus setting again plus...
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