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Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 09-05-2018, 11:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 481
Posted By JwWright57
I bought a 90 degree adapter that works fine and...

I bought a 90 degree adapter that works fine and it was dirt cheap....
Forum: RV-12 09-05-2018, 10:51 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 496
Posted By JwWright57
Flaperon skin

Man those flaperon skins are thin! I was introducing a few of my wife's college friends to the joys of riveting when the flaperon was accidentally knocked off the bench onto the floor (maybe 3 foot...
Forum: RV-12 08-30-2018, 06:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,015
Posted By JwWright57
Congrats Luka!:)

Congrats Luka!:)
Forum: My RV Build Project 08-21-2018, 09:29 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 13,577
Posted By JwWright57
That's great Bob, very happy for you!!! :):):):)

That's great Bob, very happy for you!!! :):):):)
Forum: Tools 08-06-2018, 12:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,715
Posted By JwWright57
This is the gun i've been using Astro Pneumatic...

This is the gun i've been using

Astro Pneumatic Tool PR14 Air Riveter - 3/32", 1/8", 5/32", 3/16" and 1/4" Capacity

It's worked great, hasn't needed any adjustments at all. I just add a few drops...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-30-2018, 08:56 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,472
Posted By JwWright57
I wonder if someone is going to post a time lapse...

I wonder if someone is going to post a time lapse video?
Forum: RV-12 07-05-2018, 01:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 826
Posted By JwWright57
Talking thx a ton RCARSEY

thx a ton RCARSEY
Forum: RV-12 07-05-2018, 08:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 826
Posted By JwWright57
One more -the plans call for machine...

One more -the plans call for machine countersinking the lens can I use my normal CS for that?
Forum: RV-12 07-05-2018, 08:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 826
Posted By JwWright57
Question Dual landing lights and a few random questions

hi all - the dual landing lights are a 12is option. Has anyone done this already? (dont know if any 12is are actually flying besides for the Vans plane)

Is it worth it? How much would the extra...
Forum: RV-12 07-03-2018, 06:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 677
Posted By JwWright57
Thumbs up wow MMiller that is some crazy detailed...

wow MMiller that is some crazy detailed information! Thanks a ton.
Forum: RV-12 07-03-2018, 05:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 677
Posted By JwWright57
Question ES-00079 floating connector crimper?

hi all - i'm at the point where i'm working on the wing connectors and need to crimp the ES-00079 floating connector. What the heck do I do that with? A google search came up with zilch....
Forum: RV-12 05-17-2018, 01:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,069
Posted By JwWright57
+1 on the reamers they are a great tool I also...

+1 on the reamers they are a great tool

I also got the lightweight air hose, a real wrist saver with the pneumatic...
Forum: RV-12 04-17-2018, 09:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,075
Posted By JwWright57
Deburring spars

Hi all

I've read in the forum that I shouldn't touch the wing spars just use them as is. But man are they a little rough! Sharp edges, tooling steps, etc. Vans guidance in section 5 is to file the...
Forum: Alternative Engines 04-10-2018, 02:20 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,615
Posted By JwWright57
it's too bad Honda doesn't jump in with a real...

it's too bad Honda doesn't jump in with a real aircraft engine. Imagine how awesome it would be!
Forum: RV-12 03-27-2018, 11:15 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 34,408
Posted By JwWright57
I hear you Tony! I had to re-rivet one of the...

I hear you Tony! I had to re-rivet one of the anti-servo hinges and ended up with the rivet tails inside the stabilitor. I cleared them out with a magnet on a long stick and a LOT of fishing around....
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-01-2018, 10:37 AM
Replies: 656
Views: 640,993
Posted By JwWright57
LuckyDuck :eek:- man that looks like a star...

LuckyDuck :eek:- man that looks like a star fighter cockpit lol!
Forum: RV-12 02-16-2018, 11:01 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 34,408
Posted By JwWright57
Kudos to Vans for getting this out so quick

Kudos to Vans for getting this out so quick
Forum: RV-12 02-16-2018, 11:00 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 34,408
Posted By JwWright57
Talking for once procrastination paid off, I'm at the...

for once procrastination paid off, I'm at the point in my build where this is not a big deal. Also, the hinge brackets did seem a little light, so i'm glad to see they are being beefed up!
Forum: RV-12 02-15-2018, 02:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 836
Posted By JwWright57
Cool Wings came today

Hi all - the wing kit came today, any words of wisdom/gotchas i need to know about before I start on them?
Forum: Acts of Charity (using your RV) 01-30-2018, 02:18 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 16,841
Posted By JwWright57
Really sorry to hear Pete, people who are not dog...

Really sorry to hear Pete, people who are not dog owners can't relate to how attached you become.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-29-2018, 11:38 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,904
Posted By JwWright57
John B - funny that you should create this I...

John B - funny that you should create this I started doing it in excel based on a post a few days ago. What might be fun is to see the "A" vs tail wheel comparisons and also the % of incidents per...
Forum: RV-12 01-09-2018, 11:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,389
Posted By JwWright57
Hey Scott - when I was reading the startup...

Hey Scott - when I was reading the startup documentation for my kit it made mention of checking online for future updates. Not to nitpick but shouldn't the most recent plans be those? Not plans...
Forum: RV-10 01-08-2018, 11:23 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,034
Posted By JwWright57
HEHEHE...I'll drink to that :-)

HEHEHE...I'll drink to that :-)
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 01-05-2018, 01:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 8,652
Posted By JwWright57
Seriously sad news, my heart goes out to the...

Seriously sad news, my heart goes out to the family
Forum: RV-12 12-20-2017, 11:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,119
Posted By JwWright57
thanks for all the suggestions everyone

thanks for all the suggestions everyone
Forum: RV-12 12-19-2017, 10:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,119
Posted By JwWright57
Thx Ron, two good suggestions!

Thx Ron, two good suggestions!
Forum: RV-12 12-19-2017, 08:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,119
Posted By JwWright57
Trial fitting the HS 1213 hinge brackets to the F1211 bearings and they are to tight

Hi all, I'm at the point where I'm trial fitting the HS 1213 hinge brackets to the F1211 bearings and they are to tight. They fit when there are no washers included but too tight when there are...
Forum: RV-12 12-12-2017, 08:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,215
Posted By JwWright57
Thanks for the info everyone!

Thanks for the info everyone!
Forum: RV-12 12-11-2017, 02:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,215
Posted By JwWright57
Which electrical tools do I need

Hi all - I'm at the point where I need to crimp the molex pins for the stabilator servo so I need a tool. Besides for that are there other electrical tools I'm going to need?
Forum: RV-14 12-08-2017, 12:19 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,409
Posted By JwWright57
Definitely get the #30 and #40 reamers, a few...

Definitely get the #30 and #40 reamers, a few each, you will use them all the time.

The Lightweight Airhose Kit (Item #: ACKIT) is a must, much better then dragging along all the heavy hoses. I...
Forum: RV-12 12-02-2017, 02:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 959
Posted By JwWright57
thanks guys

thanks guys
Forum: RV-12 12-01-2017, 05:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 959
Posted By JwWright57
Deburring holes in a closed structure

Hi all - I need to add a couple rivets to the stabilator trailing edge (above the hinge line) to compensate for a bad rivet hole. The only issue I see is how do I debur the inside of the hole? The...
Forum: My RV Build Project 11-29-2017, 10:17 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 17,664
Posted By JwWright57
hey JT - what are you using as a filler?

hey JT - what are you using as a filler?
Forum: RV-12 11-14-2017, 12:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,411
Posted By JwWright57
Thx Vic. The plans are great and I also bought...

Thx Vic. The plans are great and I also bought the homebuilder help videos. So I feel pretty good about what i've done already (about 2/3rds finished with the stabilitor)

If I find something that...
Forum: RV-12 11-13-2017, 07:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,411
Posted By JwWright57
inspections

Hi all - from what i've read the only mandatory inspection of the aircraft is when it's completed, is this correct? Where can I find data about the inspections?

Should I get inspections as I go...
Forum: RV-12 11-09-2017, 03:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 798
Posted By JwWright57
Thanks Scott

Thanks Scott
Forum: RV-12 11-09-2017, 02:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 798
Posted By JwWright57
Anti servo tab hinge

Hi all - before I need yet another Anti servo tab hinge someone please give me a " Yes", "no you're crazy" about this;

I'm going to take the new hinge apart, cut one piece to whatever the length...
Forum: RV-12 10-26-2017, 11:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,833
Posted By JwWright57
Where on the website can I find that?

Where on the website can I find that?
Forum: RV-12 10-26-2017, 07:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,382
Posted By JwWright57
Also, am I going to need an edge break tool of...

Also, am I going to need an edge break tool of some kind to put the little lip on the skins where they overlap?
Forum: RV-12 10-26-2017, 07:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,382
Posted By JwWright57
lol, by oopps rivets I mean "oops I messed that...

lol, by oopps rivets I mean "oops I messed that up now I need to drill it out and replace it with another one from the bag." That's followed by "dang am I going to need to buy more of these now?"....
Forum: RV-12 10-25-2017, 12:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,382
Posted By JwWright57
Extras needed beyond the actual kit

hi all newbie question(s);

Are extra oopps rivets needed? How many and what kinds?
Extra AN bolts needed?

any extra hardware you've found yourself buying.....

thanks all!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-24-2017, 01:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,880
Posted By JwWright57
amazing pictures!

amazing pictures!
Forum: RV-12 09-18-2017, 10:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 703
Posted By JwWright57
Thanks Mike

Thanks Mike
Forum: RV-12 09-18-2017, 10:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,669
Posted By JwWright57
You're going to love it! I'm about 2 weeks a head...

You're going to love it! I'm about 2 weeks a head of you and enjoying every minute.

Read everything you can in the forum search about priming, deburring and what tools you need
Forum: RV-12 09-18-2017, 09:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 703
Posted By JwWright57
Regulator for Rivet puller

Hi all - can someone give me advice on a regulator for my Rivet puller?
Forum: RV-12 09-08-2017, 02:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,906
Posted By JwWright57
thanks for the tips, I remember the spring loaded...

thanks for the tips, I remember the spring loaded punch from the sportair workshop it was a great tool
Forum: RV-12 09-06-2017, 03:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,145
Posted By JwWright57
Beautiful '57 Jeff

Beautiful '57 Jeff
Forum: RV-12 09-06-2017, 02:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,906
Posted By JwWright57
I took the SportAir sheet metal workshop in Va in...

I took the SportAir sheet metal workshop in Va in the spring and I've been working on my EAA 309 Rv-9 project so I feel fairly comfortable with the tools and the metal at this point. But I'm sure...
Forum: RV-12 09-06-2017, 01:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,906
Posted By JwWright57
Thumbs up Another new Rv-12 builder!

After probably 20 years of dreaming about it I sent my kit order into Vans (empennage and wings to start).

I had planned on building an RV-9 as soon as my daughter was finished with school (and I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-22-2017, 09:45 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,190
Posted By JwWright57
Amazing photo John

Amazing photo John
Forum: RV-12 08-02-2017, 07:16 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 22,126
Posted By JwWright57
....to follow up, when is Rotax coming out with...

....to follow up, when is Rotax coming out with the dilithium engine? And what is the HP? LOL
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-18-2017, 01:43 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 12,410
Posted By JwWright57
I wonder when Vans will post the specs for the...

I wonder when Vans will post the specs for the new version. I took a quick peak at their site today and didn't see any mention of it
Forum: RV-12 07-08-2017, 11:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,539
Posted By JwWright57
Smile Demo rides by Vic Syracuse

Hey guys I wanted to give a quick write-up of my trip to see the Rv12 and Rv14 at Vic's (the new Vans east coast rep)

I was lucky enough to catch up with Vic (southern Atlanta area) coming back to...
Forum: RV-12 06-22-2017, 08:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,343
Posted By JwWright57
Thanks for all the info guys!

Thanks for all the info guys!
Forum: RV-12 06-21-2017, 08:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,343
Posted By JwWright57
Buying a project

Hi all, there is a project available that looks pretty good and it made me wonder....if you purchase a partially completed project how does that effect your capability for future self maintenance and...
Forum: RV-12 05-30-2017, 02:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 917
Posted By JwWright57
thx for the info Dale

thx for the info Dale
Forum: RV-12 05-30-2017, 01:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 917
Posted By JwWright57
Canopy pivot seems weak

Hi all a few QQ from a future RV builder;

Is the canopy pivoting on those 2 small pins a weak point? Seems like it should be beefier. Also, how is airflow under the canopy? I don't see any gasket...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-20-2017, 03:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,300
Posted By JwWright57
Pics

Thanks for the Pics Joe - they were fantastic!
Forum: My RV Build Project 01-11-2017, 03:07 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 29,630
Posted By JwWright57
Great job on the 120 it looks amazing. And...

Great job on the 120 it looks amazing.

And looking at the second set of skins its amazing how much better the workmanship was......
Forum: RV-9/9A 01-04-2017, 01:20 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 8,433
Posted By JwWright57
Amazing year Vlad, I loved reading about the...

Amazing year Vlad, I loved reading about the Alaska trip
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