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Forum: RV-6/6A 11-10-2018, 04:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,084
Posted By JonJay
I think I understand what you are saying, and...

I think I understand what you are saying, and yes, if there is no edge you don't have edge distance to be concerned with on the "inside" as you reference. However, you need enough clearance to get a...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-07-2018, 08:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,394
Posted By JonJay
There is no reason a simple angle has to have any...

There is no reason a simple angle has to have any bow to it. If they do, manipulate them with hand seamers or reform them over the edge of a board.
They should straighten easily.
However, you...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-07-2018, 09:50 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,422
Posted By JonJay
I went nine years 685 hours on my 303's. I know...

I went nine years 685 hours on my 303's. I know folks who have gone much longer, but youre taking your chances. Mine where still in great shape. I cut a couple open for inspection.
I package up the...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-07-2018, 09:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 327
Posted By JonJay
That makes sense. It is possible the crack I saw...

That makes sense. It is possible the crack I saw after a 1/4 turn was already there and not induced by turning the B-nut.
I also discovered the injector body was only finger tight. I may have...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-06-2018, 07:06 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,854
Posted By JonJay
Fair enough Walt. You where asked for your...

Fair enough Walt. You where asked for your opinion. Nothing wrong with that.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-06-2018, 03:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 327
Posted By JonJay
Injection line stuck to B-nut

Here's a new one, and from the very experienced engine builders and mechanics, a new one for those I talked too.
While removing one of my injectors, I noticed some resistance above the normal break...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-06-2018, 03:41 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,854
Posted By JonJay
Talk to Stien before you throw away your...

Talk to Stien before you throw away your switches. He may have a different opinion and has probably installed and serviced more switches than much of VAF combined. He isn't known for selling...
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-05-2018, 02:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 991
Posted By JonJay
2024 T3 doesn't form very well. It doesn't like...

2024 T3 doesn't form very well. It doesn't like to be manipulated like some alloys. So, it may be possible to repair, but as others suggest, it might be easier to replace the skin.
Read up on how to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-04-2018, 08:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 723
Posted By JonJay
If it came from Vans as a QB fuselage and or...

If it came from Vans as a QB fuselage and or wing, they are all primed with P60G, which is a slightly different product than in the States as it has a grayish sheen, not greenish.
It is very subtle...
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-04-2018, 08:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,739
Posted By JonJay
Great. That's why we start with the empennage....

Great. That's why we start with the empennage. Good for you to seek advice before moving on.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-02-2018, 02:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 358
Posted By JonJay
I did, but it was very obvious where the piston...

I did, but it was very obvious where the piston rod had worn and compromised the seal. Perhaps there is more than one issue that can cause these to leak.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-02-2018, 12:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,055
Posted By JonJay
Lost question. Probably. Some early 3ís used...

Lost question. Probably. Some early 3ís used taper pins. The amount of work to make that happen would be HUGE.

Michael - how is it going?

Based on your thread I pulled a couple spar bolts. I see...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-02-2018, 12:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 358
Posted By JonJay
Soooo much easier doing it from the bottom. Do a...

Soooo much easier doing it from the bottom. Do a search and you can find lots of good advice.
When you rebuilt your cylinders, did you replace the rods? They wear due to the poor symmetry of Vans...
Forum: RV-14 11-02-2018, 09:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 674
Posted By JonJay
If you question it and want to be sure, take 400...

If you question it and want to be sure, take 400 grit wet/dry sandpaper and make a quick pass on the back side. Thatís all it takes if it takes anything.
This also works for holes that you canít get...
Forum: RV-4 11-02-2018, 09:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 423
Posted By JonJay
I have done this also, however, last time I just...

I have done this also, however, last time I just split the grommet. So much easier and you can not tell it was cut. Seems to be sealed well enough. No air leaks.
If you donít split the grommet, a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-02-2018, 09:24 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,564
Posted By JonJay
I was in a partnership many years ago. I ended up...

I was in a partnership many years ago. I ended up buying my partner out. I wouldnít recommend it. Too many stories to tell here.
Two of my golf buddies, newly minted pilots, partnered on a 172RG. One...
Forum: RV-4 11-02-2018, 09:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 423
Posted By JonJay
Same here however the hole in the fuselage for...

Same here however the hole in the fuselage for the main fuel line is 1Ē so you can get the fittings through. The rubber grommet lends itself better at that location.
Forum: RV-4 11-01-2018, 10:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 423
Posted By JonJay
Never thought of fabricating the line with the...

Never thought of fabricating the line with the grommet installed. Most just slice one side of the grommet and push it over the line.
The fittings will go through the holes allowing you to fabricate...
Forum: RV-6/6A 11-01-2018, 10:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 480
Posted By JonJay
Little reason to make any connections in the wing...

Little reason to make any connections in the wing root area. Leave enough wire to allow connections to be made under the seat pan.
The odds of ever needing to take off the wings = next to zero.
The...
Forum: Probable Cause Documents Discussed 10-31-2018, 10:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 787
Posted By JonJay
The important point for sure is you checked!

The important point for sure is you checked!
Forum: RV-4 10-31-2018, 08:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 450
Posted By JonJay
Good advice given. Ideally, you want the bottom...

Good advice given.
Ideally, you want the bottom skin of the flap to rest against the bottom of the fuselage when flaps are retracted. I got lucky and mine fit without any fuss.
As others, I have...
Forum: Probable Cause Documents Discussed 10-31-2018, 08:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 787
Posted By JonJay
With all due respect, they didn't loosen, from...

With all due respect, they didn't loosen, from vibration, they loosened because they where not torqued correctly.
However, your point is well taken. Take the cowl off and put a wrench on everything.
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-30-2018, 06:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,739
Posted By JonJay
Make sure your dimple dies are not the -T (tank)...

Make sure your dimple dies are not the -T (tank) variety.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-30-2018, 09:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,133
Posted By JonJay
Regardless of the media type, the biggest issue...

Regardless of the media type, the biggest issue with sanding, grinding, or cutting aluminum is the ability for the material to clear. Aluminum is soft and melts at a low temperature. It will clog up...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-29-2018, 11:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 951
Posted By JonJay
Many of us built in an unheated space. I used a...

Many of us built in an unheated space. I used a Quartz IR overhead heater, but they eat a lot of electricity and do nothing for condensation. It just heated me and the surfaces around me, not the...
Forum: RV-4 10-27-2018, 09:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 741
Posted By JonJay
The same way you do with the VS and HS. There are...

The same way you do with the VS and HS. There are no lightening holes in the 6 spar either. I don't recall it being that hard. Rivet top skin of the LE and spar through the back, then proceed as you...
Forum: RV-10 10-27-2018, 09:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 538
Posted By JonJay
Brandon - if it is just one leg of the extrusion,...

Brandon - if it is just one leg of the extrusion, probably no big deal. However, on an RV3B, I had an angle that was also had a bulge that carried into the other leg, if that makes sense.
Vans...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-26-2018, 05:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,776
Posted By JonJay
Scott - what was the tire pressure used in the...

Scott - what was the tire pressure used in the test? (Curious from another thread).
Forum: RV-4 10-26-2018, 10:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 741
Posted By JonJay
There are a couple older posts that may help with...

There are a couple older posts that may help with drilling blind.
Search Magnetic Viewer.
Here's one with lots of good...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-25-2018, 01:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,195
Posted By JonJay
That area can be inspected through the lightening...

That area can be inspected through the lightening holes with a scope or even a light and inspection mirror if lightening holes where put in. That vintage, lightening holes may have been optional.
I...
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-25-2018, 11:59 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,642
Posted By JonJay
Cool. Thanks. As always, the knowledge base here...

Cool. Thanks.
As always, the knowledge base here is amazing.
Forum: GPS 10-24-2018, 08:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,370
Posted By JonJay
Good point Sam. Be careful.

Good point Sam. Be careful.
Forum: GPS 10-24-2018, 06:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,370
Posted By JonJay
Although not recommended, you can cut and splice...

Although not recommended, you can cut and splice IF you understand how to prep and dress the cable, and are an expert soldering technician. If you donít have experience with shielded cable, not the...
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-24-2018, 05:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 531
Posted By JonJay
Well, that is weird. This was not all that...

Well, that is weird. This was not all that uncommon in the earlier kits, but you might double check with Vans. I was just at the weldment suppliers shop a few days ago having them weld up a hole I...
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-24-2018, 05:21 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,210
Posted By JonJay
I like Danís ďtypical human behaviorĒ tree. It...

I like Danís ďtypical human behaviorĒ tree. It now sits in the back of my mind as I try to justify my own decisions or thoughts, and as I read others. It is spot on in how we act as a human animal,...
Forum: Safety 10-24-2018, 05:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,744
Posted By JonJay
I wouldnít be surprised if ADSB had no...

I wouldnít be surprised if ADSB had no statistical impact on collision avoidance. The primary concern is those who falsely believe it will provide the warning, and then rely on it. As we already...
Forum: RV-4 10-24-2018, 10:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 741
Posted By JonJay
Interesting. From a fuzzy memory..... On the 6,...

Interesting. From a fuzzy memory.....
On the 6, you built all of the wing ribs to the spar, then jigged the skeleton. The Fuel Tank was installed and Main skins where riveted on, then you ran a long...
Forum: RV-4 10-24-2018, 09:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 488
Posted By JonJay
I used a composite carbon fiber tube I sourced...

I used a composite carbon fiber tube I sourced from TAP plastics in Portland Or.
Thinner wall, lighter, stronger, and matte black, not that it matters, but I couldnít get over looking at plumbing...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-23-2018, 08:49 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,854
Posted By JonJay
I like the video, but would suggest color coding...

I like the video, but would suggest color coding to be even more important. White power, negative and ground all white?
Tefzel comes in any gage, many colors. I donít need to label a red wire going...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-23-2018, 07:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,350
Posted By JonJay
Yay! Well done.

Yay! Well done.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-23-2018, 07:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 960
Posted By JonJay
Me too. Don't give up. I modified a box end...

Me too.

Don't give up. I modified a box end wrench, stacked the washer/bolt assemblies and taped them together and then to the wrench. It wasn't easy but if you persevere, you can do it per plans...
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-23-2018, 07:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 531
Posted By JonJay
Can you get the jam nuts on? Does the end of the...

Can you get the jam nuts on? Does the end of the hex rod and/or jam nuts stay clear of the stick weldment at full deflection?
If those answers are YES, you should be good to go.
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-23-2018, 06:53 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,642
Posted By JonJay
Tail Lynx was developed two hangars down from me...

Tail Lynx was developed two hangars down from me "back in the day" so, I have had them since day one. I keep them loose and they behave like chains.
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-23-2018, 06:51 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,642
Posted By JonJay
I am curious. Is the Rocket or other type of...

I am curious. Is the Rocket or other type of asymmetric push/pull single rod system ever been used on any other tailwheel aircraft or is this just an RV developement?
I have never seen any other...
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-23-2018, 03:30 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,612
Posted By JonJay
Agreed. Let's try this..... Make sure the...

Agreed. Let's try this.....

Make sure the product is dimmable and what technology they need for proper dimming. Constant Current products behave differently than Constant Voltage.
One of the...
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-23-2018, 02:56 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,612
Posted By JonJay
Just a side note, LED's can be hooked up in...

Just a side note, LED's can be hooked up in series or parallel, or an array that combines both, depending on the product and/or how you are using them.
Most of the time for application of a finished...
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-23-2018, 12:50 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,210
Posted By JonJay
I agree. It's the thought process, not the...

I agree. It's the thought process, not the choice. There is no right or wrong.
Otherwise..... Follow Dan H.'s human nature decision and self justification tree....
Forum: RV-4 10-23-2018, 10:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 741
Posted By JonJay
It's possible that the instructions are less than...

It's possible that the instructions are less than perfect for that vintage. I know on my 6, which is the same laminated box spar design, you rivet the ribs to the spar as you are assembling the wing...
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-22-2018, 05:13 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,210
Posted By JonJay
Must be a cost thing. Not sure average Joe Blow...

Must be a cost thing. Not sure average Joe Blow can find the fuse box!
I would think the smarts of a VPX product and it’s ability for annunciation on a display would be easier to troubleshoot. The...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 10-22-2018, 02:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 799
Posted By JonJay
Me too, but I found a size that didnít need any...

Me too, but I found a size that didnít need any machining. Lucky.
To be honest, I assume it is nylon. It is white. I wasnít, and still am
not concerned. I have had no issues in 11 plus years and over...
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-22-2018, 01:18 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,210
Posted By JonJay
I admire those that chose to build and fly their...

I admire those that chose to build and fly their own airplane, whether they chose to lead, or follow....

If you need/want the feature set, great, if you don’t also great.
At least there are products...
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-22-2018, 10:45 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,210
Posted By JonJay
I had a "different" brand of ECB product and...

I had a "different" brand of ECB product and after much frustration trying to chase down an electrical gremlin, which is nearly impossible, out it went. I believe the VPX to be a much better product...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 10-18-2018, 10:13 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,450
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 thatís bad, just know what your getting into), have steam panels, less than good craftsmanship,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-17-2018, 03:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 654
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, 12:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 654
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, 11:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 989
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, 04:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,795
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 wouldnít do the SB unless I had reason to. I know folks are trying to stay...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-16-2018, 04:10 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 8,557
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, 11:06 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,828
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, 06:24 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,745
Posted By JonJay
If you have decent onboard weather, like xm,...

If you have decent onboard weather, like xm, youíre 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 ainít perfect...
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-15-2018, 05:57 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,747
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, 12:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 714
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,...
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