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Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) Yesterday, 10:20 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,951
Posted By JonJay
Fun times! Technology is being developed, and...

Fun times!

Technology is being developed, and may already be in place, that can take out a drone via radio frequency. I have "heard" from a good source about the project but little is known about it...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) Yesterday, 09:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,061
Posted By JonJay
They are out there but..... most are mid to high...

They are out there but..... most are mid to high time, have alternative engines (not saying that’s bad, just know what your getting into), have steam panels, less than good craftsmanship,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-17-2018, 02:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 490
Posted By JonJay
Great! I didn't realize you could do it in...

Great!
I didn't realize you could do it in place. I changed from hose to hardline so mine was coming out anyway. Good luck.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-17-2018, 11:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 490
Posted By JonJay
You either have to drain the fuel tanks, or get...

You either have to drain the fuel tanks, or get creative and do a quick swap with a cap when you take the line off of the tank. You can do it with minimal fuel dripping down your arm! Or, drain the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-17-2018, 10:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 836
Posted By JonJay
When your laying on your back, feet up in the air...

When your laying on your back, feet up in the air over your seat backs, under the panel, it is a viable option.
I agree with Carl otherwise, but I have a couple sleeves where putting a heat gun on...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-16-2018, 03:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,497
Posted By JonJay
Bummer! Assuming this is the Spar web crack...

Bummer! Assuming this is the Spar web crack SB....
For those considering the SB, inspection is also a path to meet the SB. I wouldn’t do the SB unless I had reason to. I know folks are trying to stay...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-16-2018, 03:10 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 7,865
Posted By JonJay
Don’t count on it. Many uncontrolled fields will...

Don’t count on it. Many uncontrolled fields will not fall under the rule and I know folks that will not be equipped as they don’t/won’t fly in airspace with ADS-B requirements. ( sorry, was typing at...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-16-2018, 10:06 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,643
Posted By JonJay
General RV speaking (Rockets are not RV's, but we...

General RV speaking (Rockets are not RV's, but we let them linger here 'cause they are so darn cool), weather not considered, a trip of 1000nm or less can often be done in about the same amount of...
Forum: Safety 10-15-2018, 05:24 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,158
Posted By JonJay
If you have decent onboard weather, like xm,...

If you have decent onboard weather, like xm, you’re only limited by how long you might get stuck somewhere and/or how good your options are for a 180 or alternate. Just remember, it ain’t perfect...
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-15-2018, 04:57 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,061
Posted By JonJay
Interesting. I have never found any moisture or...

Interesting. I have never found any moisture or clumps, nor any pinholes.
I don’t leave excess talc, just enough dusting to where the rubber dulls. The talc sticks to the raw rubber in a fine coat....
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-15-2018, 11:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 502
Posted By JonJay
Simply not necessary. I have never had the need...

Simply not necessary.
I have never had the need to replace them, nor have I had any back out beyond a very slight bit that gets taken up at the CI, and that is usually only a couple that need that,...
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-15-2018, 10:37 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,061
Posted By JonJay
Make sure you use ample talc powder when...

Make sure you use ample talc powder when servicing your tubes and tires. I cover the entire tube and inner walls of the tire. Talc sticks to any exposed rubber easily. Once I have a light dusting,...
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-10-2018, 10:22 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,061
Posted By JonJay
Thanks Dan for the thoughtful response and...

Thanks Dan for the thoughtful response and education. I am not too stubborn to make a change, even after hundreds of hours of doing something one way with no issues.
Perhaps all of the years of...
Forum: RV-14 10-10-2018, 10:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 776
Posted By JonJay
It is a noisy, and dirty, process. I have a...

It is a noisy, and dirty, process.

I have a shop 2 miles from my home hangar. I have a complete set of tools at the home hangar, but the shop has far more. I am constantly in need of a some odd...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-09-2018, 02:14 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,781
Posted By JonJay
Greg - Great idea. The list might get pretty...

Greg - Great idea.
The list might get pretty long.
One idea I might suggest is including links from the EAA whereby the content is appropriate for RV construction. Basic things like sheet metal...
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-09-2018, 11:23 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,061
Posted By JonJay
I hope the gear and prop aren’t folded too! ;)

I hope the gear and prop aren’t folded too! ;)
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-09-2018, 09:52 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,061
Posted By JonJay
Which tires? Zero issues at 30 psi all these...

Which tires?
Zero issues at 30 psi all these years with tires or tubes. Original Air Hawks (replaced at 460 hrs with tread to spare) and now Desser Retreads (passing 770 hours and just now ready to...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 10-09-2018, 09:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 565
Posted By JonJay
Steve is spot on. However, don't despair if you...

Steve is spot on. However, don't despair if you don't find the match drilled center section/spar before you talk with Wayne at Phlogiston. He has the experience and the tooling and can work through...
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-07-2018, 10:08 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,061
Posted By JonJay
30psi in my 6. First set of tires went 450 hours...

30psi in my 6.
First set of tires went 450 hours and still had a little tread. I am at 770 hours now and am just ready to flip them.
So, lower pressure = tire wear?

If I go over 25psi in the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-04-2018, 03:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 564
Posted By JonJay
Time them per your engines data plate for...

Time them per your engines data plate for standard mags. It is most likely 25d BTDC.

Also, you might want to check that your timing marks are indeed correct. Many of us have had ring gears (fly...
Forum: Primers 10-04-2018, 01:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 910
Posted By JonJay
I have been teased before about my preference for...

I have been teased before about my preference for good tools, and my disdain for the Chinese Super Store = HF.

However, in our throw away society..... enough rant.

Clean your gun as best you can by...
Forum: Propellers 10-03-2018, 01:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 374
Posted By JonJay
American Peopeller in Redding Ca. You might also...

American Peopeller in Redding Ca.
You might also consider an “inspection and reseal” vs overhaul.
They can tell you the difference and make a recommendation.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-02-2018, 10:23 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,580
Posted By JonJay
It’s all good until it isn’t. I promised I would...

It’s all good until it isn’t. I promised I would report back.
I apologize for my assumptions that a separate ground isn’t necessary. After more than 700 hours trouble free, things changed. I added a...
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-02-2018, 08:07 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 938
Posted By JonJay
I think it might be undersized but I'll just have...

I think it might be undersized but I'll just have to live with it!
I was going for a "look" and also hoped the bolt would help as a heat sink. Not sure I executed it very well. I am deserving of the...
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-01-2018, 11:06 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 938
Posted By JonJay
I used Luxeon Star with a lens...

I used Luxeon Star with a lens kit.
https://www.luxeonstar.com/lxhl-md1d-red-luxeon-star-led-44lm
3021 driver. Dims with a simple pot.
http://i67.tinypic.com/15i1bvt.jpg
It is housed in a crude...
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-01-2018, 06:50 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 938
Posted By JonJay
I wrote a really bad explanation an deleted it,...

I wrote a really bad explanation an deleted it, but the simple answer is they where not designed for series wiring. If you have the data sheet we can figure it out.
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-01-2018, 06:02 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 938
Posted By JonJay
No. Current remains constant in a series circuit....

No. Current remains constant in a series circuit.
Do a quick Google search for LED’s wired in series or parallel. A lot of info comes up. Different applications and/or pluses and minuses.

I can’t...
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-01-2018, 04:50 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 938
Posted By JonJay
.7 volts is for a NP junction of a pure silicon...

.7 volts is for a NP junction of a pure silicon diode (or any NP silicon junction)
LED’s are not pure silicon as that won’t produce light. You need to have the exact data from the product you want...
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-01-2018, 04:33 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 938
Posted By JonJay
If it is a raw LED, it will draw “infinite”...

If it is a raw LED, it will draw “infinite” current, for a very, very short period of time.

How about a data sheet of what you are using? It would s possible it is more than just an LED, but an LED...
Forum: RV-6/6A 10-01-2018, 04:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,310
Posted By JonJay
Not covered in many aerobatic guidelines: Once...

Not covered in many aerobatic guidelines: Once you have reached a safe altitude, do some clearing turns, just like you should have been taught for stalls, turns around a point, etc...
It also isn’t a...
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-01-2018, 10:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,295
Posted By JonJay
Discussed many, many times.... Done correctly,...

Discussed many, many times.... Done correctly, the hinge pins work great and are by far the easiest to de-cowl and cowl back up. I have both and prefer the pins but I wouldn't kick the quick turns...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-01-2018, 10:18 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,500
Posted By JonJay
Sorry to hear this Nasty. I flew by you yesterday...

Sorry to hear this Nasty. I flew by you yesterday headed back from a golf junket in Palm Springs and thought of you. Didn't have time to stop by. I fueled at Carson, didn't see Datyon's rig at his...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-01-2018, 10:14 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 7,865
Posted By JonJay
Change is hard! I have now switched over and...

Change is hard!
I have now switched over and identify myself with an abbreviated call sign:
RV4AA and position.
I sound like a total rookie, mess it up by still throwing in color occasionally, and...
Forum: Painting your RV 09-27-2018, 08:57 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,752
Posted By JonJay
Nice. I had a friend model mine in a flight...

Nice.
I had a friend model mine in a flight simulator. Easy changes and can be viewed at any angle.
Be careful where your design crosses ailerons, flaps.....
Some designs can start to look odd when...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-25-2018, 08:45 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 7,865
Posted By JonJay
Give me the line. I’ll take the under ;)

Give me the line. I’ll take the under ;)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-25-2018, 08:21 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 7,865
Posted By JonJay
Best answer. Thank you. No skin off my nose...

Best answer. Thank you.

No skin off my nose either as you say, I am not too stubborn to change if it makes sense. I am not sure this AC makes sense, but I would guess a lot more experienced and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-25-2018, 06:46 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 7,865
Posted By JonJay
Using Call Sign in uncontrolled airspace

There have been some good discussions some time ago about this. Generally, I identify myself by color and type when calling out position, intention, etc....
"White and Red RV, blah, blah, blah......"...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-16-2018, 10:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 807
Posted By JonJay
I wondered if they still use asbestos ;)

I wondered if they still use asbestos ;)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-15-2018, 08:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 540
Posted By JonJay
The only reason I am aware that folks open up the...

The only reason I am aware that folks open up the oil door is to try to mitigate hot start issues. If your closing up shop, I see no reason not to button everything up.

By the way, I have used a...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-13-2018, 05:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,540
Posted By JonJay
That’s a lot more! Ha! I am a “buy a box” guy....

That’s a lot more! Ha!

I am a “buy a box” guy. However, I am also a poor planner. I buy bulk to overcome this, then end up borrowing from a neighbor or waiting on my order because I forgot to...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-13-2018, 04:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,741
Posted By JonJay
Here is what sells kits - 1. Completeness of...

Here is what sells kits -
1. Completeness of parts and documents.
2. Location, location, location ( it’s $2-3k to ship a kit almost anywhere in the lower 48.) You also get much more play if you have...
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-13-2018, 04:07 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,388
Posted By JonJay
One caution about the steering link products for...

One caution about the steering link products for new tailwheel pilots. I know of three runway departures, all on RV8’s, due to pilot error overcontrolling. All where new to tailwheel.
They don’t...
Forum: Safety 09-10-2018, 11:08 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,260
Posted By JonJay
Keeping with the topic “tips for new RV pilots”....

Keeping with the topic “tips for new RV pilots”.
Relax.
Keep things simple.
Get training from a qualified, experienced, professional known for RV’s if you’re struggling.

A relaxed grip using...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-10-2018, 09:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 840
Posted By JonJay
I agree with the black stuff just being residual...

I agree with the black stuff just being residual preservative oil. If it helps, I know of one kit for sale now (7), priced at $17.5k. QB wings and fuselage with empennage, flaps, and ailerons built,...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-09-2018, 03:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 840
Posted By JonJay
Start here...

Start here -
https://vansaircraft.com/pdf/usedrvkit.pdf
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-01-2018, 09:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,412
Posted By JonJay
I idle smoothly at 600rpm with the Silverhawk and...

I idle smoothly at 600rpm with the Silverhawk and standard mags. 750 would be too high for me and I am CS.
Just a data point for you.
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 08-30-2018, 01:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 359
Posted By JonJay
For short flights: Newberry Crater Fort Rock ......

For short flights:
Newberry Crater
Fort Rock
... and your not that far from the Alvord Desert.

The High Desert Museum is very nice and close to the Lava Cast Forest.

Too many fun things to list.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-26-2018, 04:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,208
Posted By JonJay
Keep following the plans in sequence as you have...

Keep following the plans in sequence as you have been. As mentioned 1/8” is nothing in the scheme of things here. It’s been a long time, But I don’t remember any references to square the HS to the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-25-2018, 08:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 917
Posted By JonJay
Yes Scott. That is what I meant.

Yes Scott. That is what I meant.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-25-2018, 03:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 917
Posted By JonJay
This is what I do. However, I take some fluid out...

This is what I do. However, I take some fluid out of the reservoir as it can expand and run out making a bit of a mess when if is full up.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-23-2018, 11:49 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,555
Posted By JonJay
This particular "forest of tabs" is designed for...

This particular "forest of tabs" is designed for use in metal or plastic airplanes, hence the long thru bolt which would be necessary if you didn't have a metal firewall. Aeroelectric book shows the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-23-2018, 09:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 600
Posted By JonJay
I followed plans and used the Cleveland wing tip...

I followed plans and used the Cleveland wing tip kit with 4/40’s.
I have never stripped any. I also have no problem seeing the difference between a #6 and #8 screw. Just my experience in 12 years and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-21-2018, 12:14 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,853
Posted By JonJay
I angle my feet, toes out, and rest on the rudder...

I angle my feet, toes out, and rest on the rudder bar. Rotate them in when brakes are needed. Works for me, but may not for others as we all have different feet and shoe sizes.
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 08-15-2018, 10:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 645
Posted By JonJay
If not already tried, Ellison recommends shutting...

If not already tried, Ellison recommends shutting down with mags, not mixture, for easier hot starts.
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-11-2018, 09:44 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 16,419
Posted By JonJay
There may even be additional benefit although I...

There may even be additional benefit although I am no engineer. There are some really clean approaches to this like Tom’s that add bushings and the collar.
The master cylinders are intended to be...
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-10-2018, 11:25 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 16,419
Posted By JonJay
Wow... is that necessary? Most are installing...

Wow... is that necessary?
Most are installing springs to fix “dragging brakes” rather than fix the underlying issue first. Your the first I have heard of that installed them to get “greater tactile...
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-10-2018, 09:21 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 16,419
Posted By JonJay
Springs are a bandaid around a problem. Fix the...

Springs are a bandaid around a problem. Fix the problem and you don't need springs. Most people won't accept a system in their airplane that doesn't work properly. This seems to be an exception as...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-10-2018, 09:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,180
Posted By JonJay
Generally speaking slower speeds allow for better...

Generally speaking slower speeds allow for better control. However, I doubt your issues are with speed. Most get poor results in thin sheet by not supporting the work. I use a wood block under the...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-08-2018, 07:22 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 23,347
Posted By JonJay
Good job. I think a few hours invested well....

Good job. I think a few hours invested well. Future ones will go a bit quicker but hopefully you won't have to find out!
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-08-2018, 08:47 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 42,318
Posted By JonJay
I always jack the plane in flight attitude. This...

I always jack the plane in flight attitude. This keeps side loading off the jack points. As Rob noted, this should raise the mains on a nosewheel RV.
The only jack point failure I am aware of was...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-07-2018, 06:04 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,246
Posted By JonJay
....and that is doing your pilot “Shi....” Every...

....and that is doing your pilot “Shi....”
Every machine I have owned has behaved a bit different. You set them up per the manual, then you deal with the specific issues, fix or fine tune what you...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-07-2018, 05:03 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,246
Posted By JonJay
If you adjust idle mixture properly, you should...

If you adjust idle mixture properly, you should have a 50rpm, or so, rise before the engine dies as you “smoothly” pull to ICO. Yes?
If you have a 50rpm rise, one could reason you have room to lean...
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