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Forum: RV-7/7A Yesterday, 09:51 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,093
Posted By wirejock
Angle dimension

Is the angle the correct dimension material?
It looks right but if they made it from the wrong stuff, the flange may be too narrow.
Just a thought.
Forum: RV-7/7A Yesterday, 08:03 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,093
Posted By wirejock
Measurements

Everything looks correct and since it is prepunched, one would assume very close to correct.
Don't me offended but is it possible the line drawn on the aft deck is not the center of the angle brace...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-13-2018, 04:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 230
Posted By wirejock
P60G2

Agreed. Mix 1:2. Spray two light coats 90 degrees from each other. You shwould barely see a change in color. It gets darker as it hardens. Very tough stuff. I sprayed Jet Flex Solvent Based on...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-10-2018, 08:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 590
Posted By wirejock
Retraction

I stand corrected. Need to book a few nights in Holiday Inn.:D
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-09-2018, 07:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 329
Posted By wirejock
Google group

Eric
Post to our group. Bob has the set I built. He may be finished with wings.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-08-2018, 09:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,086
Posted By wirejock
Syringe

I used the big syringes. Tip is perfect. It drops into a caulk gun for more leverage. Cheap.
Most of the sealing was just tongue depressor application. The syringe gun was used to apply the bead then...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-08-2018, 08:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 590
Posted By wirejock
MEK

I'm no chemist but I think the issue is the MEK does something to the sealant or the bond. Many have had leak issues due to using MEK as a cleaner. Use a less volatile solvent to clean up the tape or...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-07-2018, 02:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 556
Posted By wirejock
Cleveland Tools Skyview Plumbing Kit

This one?
http://www.cleavelandtool.com/mobile/Plumbing-Kit-SkyView/productinfo/SA-A1/#.W2oBg8lMGc0
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 08-05-2018, 04:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 210
Posted By wirejock
Seat ribs

John
I'll answer with 7a experience. They are similar.
I waited to flute the outboard seat rib till the side skins were clekoed in place. They were quite curved. Only the outboard two seat ribs were...
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-04-2018, 05:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 384
Posted By wirejock
Longerons

Yes, deluxe cap kit is nice. Conduit is good but some have other opinions.
Buy the Cleveland tie down kit. The anchor plates are tapped. Mount them so the plate is flush to the skin.
Since Van's...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-04-2018, 05:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 419
Posted By wirejock
Parts bins

My Mentor Dave Paule tipped me to those bottles. Fabulous idea. I also use paper bowls for the bench. I put the bottle in the bowl and dispense only what's needed for the job. Since the bottle is...
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-02-2018, 09:59 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 262
Posted By wirejock
Throttle Quadrant

Does anyone have a photo(s) of this throttle quadant?
3 LEVER KIT RV-6,7,9
CT 679-3 QUADRANT KIT
Forum: Painting your RV 07-30-2018, 10:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 311
Posted By wirejock
P60G2

For what it's worth
I mix 1 part primer: 2 parts catalyst
I had to buy a second gallon of primer and barely touched it. Everything is primed inside.
I think I could have done it with one had I known...
Forum: Painting your RV 07-28-2018, 06:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 311
Posted By wirejock
SW Aerospace

Contact SW Aerospace for a list of distributors. I get mine in Denver.
I'm sure there is one in a large city near you. Usually SW Auto Paint stores.
Forum: RV-14 07-28-2018, 06:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,201
Posted By wirejock
Sc-15

Same here. I ordered one as well.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-27-2018, 08:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 381
Posted By wirejock
Also, try sections of brass tubing stacked inside...

Also, try sections of brass tubing stacked inside each other.
Two ideas. Both Larry.
Great minds:D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-24-2018, 09:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,801
Posted By wirejock
Flea market

I think the vendors in the Flea Market sell chairs. I usually leave mine at the place I want to watch the airshow. It's always there when I go back. Even overnight.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-23-2018, 03:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 890
Posted By wirejock
20 gallon

I too haved an oldl Crafstman 20 gallon 240v. It served me well for a long time. I drain it often.
I primed with it. No problem but sessions were kept short enough so it didn't get too hot.
A large 5...
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-21-2018, 05:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,191
Posted By wirejock
Luck

Congratulations. Feel free to review my blog. Good luck.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-17-2018, 08:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,078
Posted By wirejock
7 wing

I wish I had run the plumbing near the conduit location. That would keep it away from the AP servo and make an eeasier entrance to the fuse to the ADAHRS located aft. I doubt very many out the ADAHRS...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-10-2018, 08:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 554
Posted By wirejock
Tanks

My flare took is a Rigid.
I didn't plumb for a return line. Sticking close to plan and the plans don't call for it.
Consider TS Flightlines for the more complicated lines like tank to valve. No need...
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-08-2018, 10:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 902
Posted By wirejock
Tooling holes

Double check the tooling holes are all in the correct position. I'm not sure if the are symmetrical with respect to the tooling holes. I they were installed opposite sides they might be fine in chord...
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-07-2018, 04:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 902
Posted By wirejock
Spacers

Mine was per plan as well.
Forum: My RV Build Project 07-06-2018, 08:55 AM
Replies: 234
Views: 29,639
Posted By wirejock
Torque seal

Agreed
It should be a line from bolt to nut to surface. Anything turns and it's easily noticed.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-28-2018, 07:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,253
Posted By wirejock
Copy cat

Yes. Make sure it's different. Some pros will get really angry.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-26-2018, 08:30 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,518
Posted By wirejock
Gorilla tape

All good advise. Smiles don't look too bad. Rub them with Scotch Brite to remove the stress riser.
I use Black Gorilla Tape on the rivet. A square is good for several rivets and if you slip it covers...
Forum: California 06-22-2018, 07:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,887
Posted By wirejock
A model

I didn't convert. Sweetie said build any model you want as long as the wheel is in front. Happy wife. Happy Pilot
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-18-2018, 08:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 499
Posted By wirejock
Pain

Yes, major pain. Make sure the bottom flanges on both bulkhead are bent perfectly and fit the bottom skin. I removed and replaced them lots before they fit right. Seems like I had to buy a new set...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-17-2018, 09:06 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 9,855
Posted By wirejock
VPX

How does your system integrate with a Vertical Power VPX since your controller is supplying power?
Forum: Primers 06-07-2018, 07:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,007
Posted By wirejock
Scuffing

Yes, you really need mechanical adhesion. Try this just for grins.
1. Prep the part. Dimple, debur, etc.
2. Wash with maroon Scotch Brite and Bon Ami cleanser. Scrub well. This is both the abrasion...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-07-2018, 07:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 637
Posted By wirejock
ADAHRS mount

I built one very similar to Dan's. I have a drawing if you want. Send an e-mail.
Mine is mounted to the next bulkhead back and between the stringers. Rock solid. Brass hardware. It's already set up...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-06-2018, 02:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,225
Posted By wirejock
Shopping

Yes, order ahead.
Plan your visit. The better you plan, the more time you'll have. Know where vendors on your visit list are located. The grounds are huge. Take a big mesh backpack. Pack a Yeti water...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-04-2018, 09:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 659
Posted By wirejock
Google Blogger

Not an airplane log but it works for me. Pretty sure it's OS and browser agnostic too.
Google Blogger.
Feel free to browse. Link is in my signature. Pretty simple to post, edit pages, upload photos,...
Forum: Primers 06-01-2018, 04:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,007
Posted By wirejock
Alodine vs primer

1. Nitric? Never heard anyone use it. Alumiprep is an acid. I suppose nitric would work similar removing the oxide. Dunno.
2. Alodine is a conversion. It stabilizes the outer surface preventing...
Forum: Primers 06-01-2018, 01:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 469
Posted By wirejock
SEM

Hopefully a SEM user will make recommendation. I use P60G2. I suggested it based on other builder recommendations.
Forum: Primers 06-01-2018, 01:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 469
Posted By wirejock
Manual

That's why my comment includes "Check the manual". Mine mentions priming 6061 parts but feel free to leave them as you wish.
Forum: Primers 06-01-2018, 09:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 469
Posted By wirejock
Minimum primer

If you want minimum try SEM or NAPA 7220 and only on mating parts, 6061 and steel. Spray thin. Some components need full coverage like 6061 and steel. Check the manual.
Yes, anything you can do to...
Forum: Primers 05-31-2018, 08:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,523
Posted By wirejock
Confirmation

Nice to know at least two of us have the same opinion. Notice the second post on my blog.
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-30-2018, 11:44 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,557
Posted By wirejock
Trim tab bend

I made a bending wedge. Take a piece of hardwood and cut it the same dimension as the trim tab as if it were a rib. Put double sided tape on both surfaces. That goes inside. The mate goes outside...
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-25-2018, 08:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 665
Posted By wirejock
If you cut to the template, they are probably...

If you cut to the template, they are probably fine. Check to see if they clear at The trailing edge and don't interfere with the spar on the forward end. The issue will be if you have enough left to...
Forum: Alternative Engines 05-25-2018, 03:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,614
Posted By wirejock
Hybrid

Maybe someday battery technology will catch up. Till then I wonder if a little diesel burning Jet A, pushing a generator, driving an electric would work?
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-24-2018, 08:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 536
Posted By wirejock
Thanks

That's the spot. Thanks.
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-24-2018, 06:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 536
Posted By wirejock
F902 Bulkhead, F718 Upper Longeron, DWG 23

Is there a rivet?
The DWG calls out AN470AD4-6 but doesn't actually show the hole. Nothing I could find on DWG 24 either. No holes predrilled. Looks like there should be a rivet but edge distance is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-24-2018, 02:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,856
Posted By wirejock
Height

We live outside city limits. County code applies.
When I asked, they didn't mention a height. Just 120 sqft. The shed is probably 12' high. I decked between the header boards with 2X6 and placed 3/4"...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-24-2018, 11:02 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,856
Posted By wirejock
Wing weight

I would say about 100 lbs but it's not equal. Heavier inboard.
Forum: Primers 05-22-2018, 04:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 975
Posted By wirejock
Compatibility

Nothing to add about primers but I would recommend thinking forward and talking to tech support for whatever final interior paint you plan to shoot. Nothing worse than finding out after that first...
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-22-2018, 08:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 970
Posted By wirejock
Angle

If you decide to Proseal the edge, this angle Jereme mentions is perfect to cleko the edge and hold it perfectly straight till it cures.
Forum: Painting your RV 05-21-2018, 05:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 729
Posted By wirejock
Swivel set

The swivel set with rubber ring will forgive a little off perfectly perpendicular. Especially useful if a rookie is driving! Also helps using the non dominate hand.
Forum: Painting your RV 05-20-2018, 08:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 729
Posted By wirejock
Filler

Fill or leave for the painter to fill.
Try a swivel flush set. Much easier to keep flush.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-19-2018, 06:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 668
Posted By wirejock
Sealed stiffeners

I used a very thin layer between stiffeners and skin on rudder and elevators. Also a blob at each intersection.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-19-2018, 06:18 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,295
Posted By wirejock
Side by side

My wife said, "Build anything you want as long as it's side by side and the wheel is in front"
Happy wife...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-18-2018, 09:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 685
Posted By wirejock
Paint

Basically what I did. Everything painted before assembly. Rivets show. Jet Flex Solvent Based.
I do have a couple scratches to touch up but so far it's pretty tough.
Not much help if it's already...
Forum: Primers 05-18-2018, 08:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,523
Posted By wirejock
Alodine

I also prime after dimpling. Specifically debur, scuff, dimple, wash with Bon Ani and gray Scotch brute, rinse, dry, prime.
I Alodined the exterior. If I build another, it will be Alodined inside and...
Forum: Tools 05-17-2018, 04:34 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,503
Posted By wirejock
Ace

Less. I get a senior discount!
Actually, living in a tiny hamlet (population 6,000), my only aviation supply store is Ace. I go in so often, they take really good care of me.
Forum: Tools 05-17-2018, 10:44 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,503
Posted By wirejock
Irwin

I just bought singles as required. I might own five or six.
Ace
Irwin brand.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-16-2018, 07:27 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,353
Posted By wirejock
Punch

Before you dig out the drill, try this.
Use a pin punch and small hammer to tap the rivet once. Often they seat and you can proceed. If not, read up on drilling rivets before proceeding. Then as...
Forum: RV-14 05-13-2018, 03:37 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,331
Posted By wirejock
Mindset

No one mentioned this.
Make up your mind that evey part of the building process will be fun. Be happy as you walk into the factory. Tanks were fun. Sometimes I even open a fuel cap to take a sniff of...
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-12-2018, 10:41 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 569
Posted By wirejock
Canopy

Jeremy
I didn't change much on the Finishing kit. Same engine and prop choice. Vans cowl.
Deleted brakes because I bought the Beringer kit. We can discuss it if you like.
No powder coat on any of the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-11-2018, 08:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 800
Posted By wirejock
Cherrymax

Those were Cherry max but the concept is valid with the LP4.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-10-2018, 02:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,975
Posted By wirejock
Polished

I did as well. Works great.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-10-2018, 10:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 397
Posted By wirejock
Bowden cable control nut

"B" Nut
Antisplat also sells one.https://antisplataero.com/products/bowden-cable-wire-end
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-09-2018, 05:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 905
Posted By wirejock
TS Flightline

If you get fed up, order the one piece lines from TS Flightlines.
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