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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-17-2019, 07:52 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,788
Posted By JonJay
Buying power..... but you’re probably right.

Buying power..... but you’re probably right.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-17-2019, 07:49 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,788
Posted By JonJay
I built my first set. Took them to a hydraulics...

I built my first set. Took them to a hydraulics shop who tested them to their rated pressure, not to the application. It cost very little to have them tested. I think it was $3 a hose.
If you build...
Forum: Tools 11-13-2019, 10:09 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 951
Posted By JonJay
I have one of these. You need to drill a hole for...

I have one of these. You need to drill a hole for the nipple which is easy as this is aluminum. I bought this back in the day and modified it before other solutions where available....
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 11-09-2019, 09:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,119
Posted By JonJay
It’s like the Grand Canyon from the air,...

It’s like the Grand Canyon from the air, impressive. However, it is even more impressive, in my opinion, standing on the edge of the Crater. Everyone should fly over it and everyone should visit the...
Forum: RV-4 11-04-2019, 09:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 735
Posted By JonJay
To add to Bob’s excellent suggestions, you can...

To add to Bob’s excellent suggestions, you can search for Rudder Cracks in the forums and get a boat load of discussion.
Most cracks in .016 skins are caused by improper construction, usually under...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 10-31-2019, 05:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 431
Posted By JonJay
For one time use (two times, one each side) you...

For one time use (two times, one each side) you can use a piece of dense hardwood. As you mention, the critical hole is the pilot. Easier to fabricate and will hold up just fine for the task unless...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-31-2019, 10:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,032
Posted By JonJay
It might be interesting to see how many flights...

It might be interesting to see how many flights per year vs hours.
My flight hours make big swings when I take long cross countries, but I don’t do them every year. Some, like Vlad, are on a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-31-2019, 10:15 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 8,994
Posted By JonJay
Not to argue your point, my good friend and...

Not to argue your point, my good friend and mentor who built it was a test pilot. He flew P51’s and a host of other models fresh off the production line at the North American Plant in Texas during...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-29-2019, 08:54 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,458
Posted By JonJay
Thanks Vic. Floscan has you seal the entire unit,...

Thanks Vic. Floscan has you seal the entire unit, including fittings.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-28-2019, 10:29 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,458
Posted By JonJay
I used to have my FS201 wrapped as well, per JPI...

I used to have my FS201 wrapped as well, per JPI installation instructions. However, when I upgraded my hoses, at the recommendation of the hose supplier, I did not wrap it.
If you choose to heat...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-27-2019, 06:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,458
Posted By JonJay
EI FT-60 rated 125 deg C. Under $200. Been...

EI FT-60 rated 125 deg C. Under $200. Been manufactured for how long? Made by EI or ?

FS 201 rated 100 deg. C. Over $300.
Been around forever and made by FloScan, specializes in fuel flow...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-25-2019, 03:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 381
Posted By JonJay
I like the subtlety in Scott’s answer. They are...

I like the subtlety in Scott’s answer. They are the same part number. Now, will they fit? Expect to do some surgery, but hope you don’t have too.
Forum: Northwest 10-25-2019, 03:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 859
Posted By JonJay
The closest public use airport to Ridgefield...

The closest public use airport to Ridgefield would be either Woodland State or Goheen. Woodland State is right off of I5. No hangars and I am uncertain of its tie down situation. I drive by it often...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 10-15-2019, 01:22 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 265
Posted By JonJay
Lightspeed 3G Headsets

(2) 3G in good used condition. Cases, acc. cables, manual. (1) has upgraded ear seals.

$300 for the pair.
Forum: Tools 10-15-2019, 09:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 636
Posted By JonJay
You can’t go wrong with Sioux drills. The 3600rpm...

You can’t go wrong with Sioux drills. The 3600rpm is just fine for sheet aluminum, and generally any RV build.
“Speed and Feed” is an old machinists mantra. You balanced production, post machining...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-01-2019, 09:49 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,764
Posted By JonJay
You mention cleaning injectors in your list of...

You mention cleaning injectors in your list of “usual” things done at CI.
Some of us are of the school that if it isn’t broke, don’t fix it, including some of the injection gurus.
I have cleaned my...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-20-2019, 02:35 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 406
Posted By JonJay
To my knowledge, it is the same as called out in...

To my knowledge, it is the same as called out in MIL-R-47196A.
#40 = .103 max hole diameter.
So, 7/64th's would be slightly larger, by a few thousand's.
I think it makes a great no-go gauge....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-06-2019, 12:56 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,345
Posted By JonJay
The early kits 3,4,6, cowling was geared toward...

The early kits 3,4,6, cowling was geared toward vertical induction.... carb, throttle body, etc.... hence the scoop.
Starting with the 8, then 7, we started to see the shift to horizontal induction,...
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-04-2019, 05:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,546
Posted By JonJay
Make sure that diode or mov didn’t fry. There...

Make sure that diode or mov didn’t fry. There have been a few reports of cracked diodes. Momentary short before they smoke and open up could take out a fuse.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-29-2019, 12:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,226
Posted By JonJay
You’re drilling too deep. Drill only to a point...

You’re drilling too deep. Drill only to a point you can pop the head off. Then gently punch the remainder out.
Sometimes the stem breaks off flush with the head or not very deep when the rivet is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-22-2019, 10:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,316
Posted By JonJay
Very nice. One caution, when a design pattern...

Very nice. One caution, when a design pattern crosses control surfaces, like ailerons and elevator, it can be challenging for your painter to get that right. I see it done all the time with pleasing...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-09-2019, 04:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 8,937
Posted By JonJay
Before I hauled 100 gallons or so of fuel down...

Before I hauled 100 gallons or so of fuel down the highway I would want to know how my insurance company would treat an accident, spill, etc.... especially the liability aspects.
Make sure you meet...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 07-23-2019, 10:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,154
Posted By JonJay
Nice slideshow. There are several airplanes in...

Nice slideshow.
There are several airplanes in the museum that I have an association with. It’s nice to see them again.
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-16-2019, 07:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 886
Posted By JonJay
Normal. You may find as you rivet the skins the...

Normal.
You may find as you rivet the skins the gap will lessen. Do a search and you will find quite a few discussions.
It is nothing to worry about.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-16-2019, 10:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 881
Posted By JonJay
Way back when, they would tell you that once you...

Way back when, they would tell you that once you started using it you would have to keep using it. I think that was just a wives tale.
Having to use it is a symptom of something wrong with the fuel...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-08-2019, 10:18 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,681
Posted By JonJay
You can’t judge airworthiness from a photo unless...

You can’t judge airworthiness from a photo unless it’s a photo of a specific edge violation or?
Again, I have seen a lot of RV’s that some in this group would just write off as junk, and maybe...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-07-2019, 04:36 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 10,882
Posted By JonJay
I don’t use MMO. However, solvents have a long...

I don’t use MMO. However, solvents have a long history of being used as a carrier of lubricants, some even as lubricants.
Penetrating oil is an example. It has low viscosity due to the added...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-06-2019, 07:50 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,681
Posted By JonJay
As mentioned, if you know what you are looking...

As mentioned, if you know what you are looking for, you can inspect the critical systems and structures. An RV that is not “well crafted” may still be very airworthy. I know of many.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-04-2019, 12:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 832
Posted By JonJay
Small piece of carbon stuck under a valve face...

Small piece of carbon stuck under a valve face will have the same symptom. Sticky valves usually don’t cure themselves.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-20-2019, 08:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,560
Posted By JonJay
Posted for builder Greg...

Posted for builder Greg Halverson.

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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-19-2019, 09:03 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,560
Posted By JonJay
It would be a huge effort. Metal cowlings are...

It would be a huge effort.
Metal cowlings are usually many pieces to keep the forming to a minimum. Nose bowl, lower half, armature or frame work, and hinged side covers. It would be a huge effort...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-16-2019, 02:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 856
Posted By JonJay
Excellent answer from Bill. It is also helpful to...

Excellent answer from Bill.
It is also helpful to understand what the washers do as you “customize” to meet your unique requirements, if needed.
The small washers next to the rod end have a small...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-16-2019, 11:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,585
Posted By JonJay
Switch to synthetic rubber o rings (Viton). They...

Switch to synthetic rubber o rings (Viton). They can handle the heat better, however, if it was so hot you couldn’t touch the wheel pant, that is smoking hot and as others pointed out, everything...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 06-04-2019, 11:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,666
Posted By JonJay
When you put it back together, mark the torque...

When you put it back together, mark the torque value discretely next to each bolt type with a sharpie. You will want to re-check torque of these bolts at least once after your initial install, and...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-04-2019, 10:27 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,123
Posted By JonJay
For the OP. Give Wayne at Phlogiston a quick...

For the OP.
Give Wayne at Phlogiston a quick call. Nobody knows Vans spars better than Wayne. He can advise you on bolt replacement or not. There is a big difference between the laminated spar and...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-03-2019, 05:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,441
Posted By JonJay
I had to look up “pedantic”. ;)

I had to look up “pedantic”. ;)
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-03-2019, 05:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,625
Posted By JonJay
The Jack House jacks I have have came with the...

The Jack House jacks I have have came with the dished out adaptor. The adaptor is also shielded around the edge of the dish. I ground the heads down on #8 bolts to match. It would be physically...
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-03-2019, 04:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,034
Posted By JonJay
The RV6 is also slightly faster in roll I suspect...

The RV6 is also slightly faster in roll I suspect due to the shorter wing. However, really splitting hairs here.

In turbulence, the RV6 will give you a little “tail wag” from time to time.
I have...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-03-2019, 04:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,441
Posted By JonJay
Lycoming states 4-5 seconds. That will flood my...

Lycoming states 4-5 seconds. That will flood my system for sure. 1-2 seconds is good for me....
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-03-2019, 01:54 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,123
Posted By JonJay
I don’t fully understand why you would replace...

I don’t fully understand why you would replace spar bolts every time they are removed. We don’t replace prop bolts, even at overhaul unless they don’t pass. I know many folks who have removed wings...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-03-2019, 09:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,441
Posted By JonJay
Some great advice here. I will add that every set...

Some great advice here. I will add that every set up seems to have some uniqueness. If I follow Lycomings procedure I will be over primed and flooded. It will still start though...

You absolutely...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 06-03-2019, 09:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,654
Posted By JonJay
You’re my hero. I gave up my four leg a day...

You’re my hero.
I gave up my four leg a day journeys a while back as I was finding that I didn’t have the sharpness I needed to feel safe at the close of the day. We all have fatigue tolerance...
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-02-2019, 10:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,034
Posted By JonJay
I believe there where a host of factors. If you...

I believe there where a host of factors. If you dig deep enough into the archives there have been many discussions over the years.
Some of the factors may not have anything to do with the design and...
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-02-2019, 10:22 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,034
Posted By JonJay
The 6 was the last “hand engineered” and hand...

The 6 was the last “hand engineered” and hand drawn design. The 7 was designed specifically for ease of manufacturing to take advantage of the huge investment Vans made in CNC equipment to...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-02-2019, 09:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,441
Posted By JonJay
As a side note, after several reports of...

As a side note, after several reports of backfires causing airbox “explosions”, I no longer prime my injected engine. Even a couple of seconds, as reported here, can flood, or at least put the engine...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-31-2019, 08:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,459
Posted By JonJay
Unless the rules have changed, your certificate...

Unless the rules have changed, your certificate is only good for the one airplane you built. You can still do all the work as with any experimental, but the CI would have to be signed off.
Forum: My RV Build Project 05-29-2019, 02:03 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 8,188
Posted By JonJay
Enders makes a good point about The 90 deg drill....

Enders makes a good point about The 90 deg drill. If you think about how short the business end is and how long the body is, it takes very little “twist”’and the bit will be wobbling. You also have...
Forum: My RV Build Project 05-29-2019, 10:21 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 8,188
Posted By JonJay
What kind of drill and drill bits?

What kind of drill and drill bits?
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-27-2019, 01:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,279
Posted By JonJay
Ok, assuming back fire into rich airbox. After...

Ok, assuming back fire into rich airbox.
After several reports of this occurring, with or without drain holes, I modified my cold start procedure. I no longer prime my injected engine, which can dump...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-26-2019, 09:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,279
Posted By JonJay
What caused the fire?

What caused the fire?
Forum: Tools 05-24-2019, 09:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 920
Posted By JonJay
Oil = a little maintenance and longer life. No...

Oil = a little maintenance and longer life.
No oil compressors are factory lubricated and eventually the lube wears out.
Forum: Safety 05-24-2019, 09:24 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 9,906
Posted By JonJay
It’s good to be reminded that flying is more than...

It’s good to be reminded that flying is more than a casual hobby. The Daybreak accident was three miles from our Airpark. Nobody knows what happened. Two experienced pilots known in the community. We...
Forum: RV-10 05-24-2019, 09:00 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,179
Posted By JonJay
The time it takes to fix an issue is always less...

The time it takes to fix an issue is always less than the time consumed worrying about it! Nobody likes to step backwards. It’s no fun. However, you are now and forever worry free about it.
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-24-2019, 08:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,756
Posted By JonJay
Charles- check your brakes again. It is my guess...

Charles- check your brakes again. It is my guess that one or both of your master cylinders are not fully open when the pedals are released. Get in, pump your brakes a few times, reach down and see if...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-23-2019, 11:56 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,454
Posted By JonJay
Excellent. While I understand the Jet world has a...

Excellent. While I understand the Jet world has a published abort protocol, why not apply something simple like this to us. This is easy to wrap ones head around.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-23-2019, 10:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 548
Posted By JonJay
Not a bad idea but you can’t get the slider open...

Not a bad idea but you can’t get the slider open in flight, it won’t budge. So removing the pins won’t help.
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-22-2019, 08:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,756
Posted By JonJay
Make sure your brake cylinders are...

Make sure your brake cylinders are unloaded/returning all of the way when released. Pull back on the brake pedal and see if you make any ground from the normal resting spot. If they don’t return all...
Forum: RV-10 05-22-2019, 07:55 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,179
Posted By JonJay
For future reference, you are not allowed to...

For future reference, you are not allowed to drill into the inside radius of an angle. I will try to dig up the spec on what the leg to hole edge minimum is for a specific angle. I have seen it, but...
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-22-2019, 07:32 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,916
Posted By JonJay
Scott is spot on. Also, every guide you will find...

Scott is spot on. Also, every guide you will find wants your drill to be spinning at 2000-3000 rpm for aluminum for most hole sizes in an RV. Why? That is where proper drill pressure will allow good...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-21-2019, 08:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,455
Posted By JonJay
The primer product you intend to use should have...

The primer product you intend to use should have a paint gun orifice recommendation in their instructions. Just make sure your gun has a tip size iin that range.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-21-2019, 10:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 548
Posted By JonJay
Vertical adjustment of the canopy frame can be...

Vertical adjustment of the canopy frame can be done by adding spacers where the rollers insert into the canopy frame tubing. The spacers are made from tubing that matches the canopy tubing OD and ID....
Forum: RV-3 05-19-2019, 09:20 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,711
Posted By JonJay
I followed the hype when Vans reintroduced the 3...

I followed the hype when Vans reintroduced the 3 as the 3B. I watched a couple 3B’s sell for well over $50k. At that time, folks couldn’t get enough of the 3. As Vans oldest model and fewest built,...
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