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Forum: RV General Discussion/News Yesterday, 09:06 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,202
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: 495
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: 330
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: 1,021
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: 543
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: 495
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: 291
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: 291
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: 291
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: 972
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: 1,834
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: 422
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: 1,185
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: 309
Posted By wirejock
Thanks

That's the spot. Thanks.
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-24-2018, 06:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 309
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: 1,599
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: 1,599
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: 689
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: 580
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: 645
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: 645
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: 482
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: 2,892
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: 463
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: 972
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: 1,317
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: 1,317
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: 1,925
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: 3,003
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: 450
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: 610
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: 1,751
Posted By wirejock
Polished

I did as well. Works great.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-10-2018, 10:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 336
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: 711
Posted By wirejock
TS Flightline

If you get fed up, order the one piece lines from TS Flightlines.
Forum: RV-14 05-09-2018, 08:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,077
Posted By wirejock
Steps

I had mine powder coated.
Forum: Painting your RV 05-08-2018, 08:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 510
Posted By wirejock
Jet flex

I did that very thing.
P60G2 primer and Jet Flex Solvent Based interior paint.
My e-mail address is in my signature below if you need info.
Forum: RV-14 05-05-2018, 10:36 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,697
Posted By wirejock
Rib

Cheap part, cheap shipping. Replace and sleep.
You obviously know why it caught.
Tip. Swap the wheel on the opposite end for a buffing disk. That way, if your part catches on the opposite wheel you...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-04-2018, 06:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 898
Posted By wirejock
VOM

Check before sealing with an Ohm meter.
Forum: RV-14 05-04-2018, 10:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,446
Posted By wirejock
Jet flex

I've never had any luck getting SW Aerospace coatings from the local dealer.
I order from one of the Aerospace dealers.
Make sure you test on scrap to be certain the two products play nice. Ask on...
Forum: RV-14 05-03-2018, 04:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,446
Posted By wirejock
Jet flex

I painted parts before assembly so rivets would contrast.
Everything is Sherwin Williams JetFlex Solvent Based. Gray and Black.
There's photos on my blog.
Panel will probably be powder coated.
Forum: Polishing your RV 05-02-2018, 10:22 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 778
Posted By wirejock
Polish or paint?

Try it on a scrap sample but I doubt it's abrasive enough.
Depends on how you plan to finish.
If paint just scuff with scotch brute. Paint shop will scuff the whole plane anyway. I usually treat the...
Forum: Painting your RV 05-01-2018, 06:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,434
Posted By wirejock
SW products

I know P60G2 Wash Primer and Jet Flex Solvent Based interior paint pretty well.
I also researched Jet Glo Express to prepare for exterior painting so I'm familiar with the components. Let me know if...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-28-2018, 03:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,534
Posted By wirejock
Cheap drill bushing

Try this. Works very well.
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B7hyZ-sKQmtrN01tUXdGOWdEUlE/view
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-27-2018, 07:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 562
Posted By wirejock
Markings

Most are marked. I use a jeweler loop to read them then wrap a piece of blue tape with the label. If the label is gone, I measure the flute end with a caliper. Either way, I never use a bit unless I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-27-2018, 02:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,534
Posted By wirejock
Dull bits

The enlarged hole is a common symptom of a dull bit. I lost a side skin that way. If a but doesn't feel right, toss it. Replace with new, start small and incrementally enlarge. Use light oil on...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-26-2018, 08:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,534
Posted By wirejock
Drill bushing

Use some sort of drill bushing. Pieces of brass tubing inserted into each other or a true bushing.
Other option is transfer punch. Drill the punch mark small and increase incrementally.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-24-2018, 06:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,194
Posted By wirejock
Solder gun

That's where the field is. You can also make a bigger loop with #12 Rolex. Strip a piece and insert the ends in the solder gun screw clamps.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-24-2018, 05:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,194
Posted By wirejock
Degauss tool

I've heard a gun type soldering iron works it have not tried it yet. Basically pass the cable through the space between the solder point loop, pull trigger and slide it along the cable slowly.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-24-2018, 10:40 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,524
Posted By wirejock
Gil Tell us more about this engraved plastic...

Gil
Tell us more about this engraved plastic overlay.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-22-2018, 07:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,378
Posted By wirejock
Alodine Sluice

Here's how I did it. After a few weeks, the water evaporates and very little is left. I take it to the haz mat disposal. You are correct. Nasty stuff. Use protective gear at all...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-22-2018, 07:37 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,378
Posted By wirejock
Bon Ami

Try scrubbing with Bon Ami. Find it near Comet and Ajax. Very similar except no Clorox.
Scrub with scotch brite till the studs change to a darker color. Very quick. Maybe a minute. Rinse well. Dry...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-21-2018, 09:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 974
Posted By wirejock
Dry life

What is "dry life"?
Cure time varies with mix and temp.
Figure at least 2-3 days. A week or more is better before adding pressure to test.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-18-2018, 06:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,599
Posted By wirejock
Storage building

Our county limit is 120 sq ft. I bought a Tuft Shed. Built on site. Excess is in the shed.
My airplane parts are in the garage.
Forum: Tools 04-18-2018, 08:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 562
Posted By wirejock
Rivet gauge

One caveat
The gauges are intended to measure minimum shop head height by holding them vertical to the surface and sliding over the shop head. If the gauge doesn't touch, it's overdrive of less than...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-16-2018, 06:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 515
Posted By wirejock
Building or painting

For building (riveting, drilling, etc) I use a 1/4 line long enough to cover my work area.
For painting (HVLP) I use a 3/8" line.
Maybe it doesn't matter. I've sprayed with the 1/4" with no problems.
Forum: RV-10 04-15-2018, 02:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,111
Posted By wirejock
Welcome

Jerry
Welcome and congratulations.
I manage a Google Group of Vans Builders/Owners in an around Colorado (also a few outside). Currently 20+. Every model is represented including the RV10.
If you...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-12-2018, 09:50 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 59,674
Posted By wirejock
Photos and data

+1 here. I would like to see the mods and data. This is such an awesome web site, it's a shame photos are so temporary. I started saving stuff I need to pdf files so I have a reference later. Some of...
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-10-2018, 03:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,759
Posted By wirejock
Google Group

Don. Welcome. I manage a Google Group of Colorado (plus a few outside) RV builders/owners. If you would like to join, shoot me an e-mail from a Google account. My address is in my signature...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-07-2018, 08:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 494
Posted By wirejock
Relief notch

The other spot builders find troublesome are the two relief notches in each spar.
Start by marking the location but center punch for the hole right in the center of the vertex between flange and web....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-05-2018, 11:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 834
Posted By wirejock
Bench mounting

+1. I should have mentioned that. The two 1000 benches have predrilled holes for various tools like a vice, bending brake, etc but nothing permanently mounted. They get moved around a lot and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-05-2018, 08:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 834
Posted By wirejock
EAA Benches

I built two EAA benches plus a third from the leftover. I would do it again.
I use a section of 1/4" plywood with a hole for the back rivet plate when needed. Pretty seldom used. The C-frame needs...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-04-2018, 10:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 687
Posted By wirejock
Vans

Vans sells Flamemaster sealant (2 hour Proseal) in 3.5 oz. They also have a 1 oz but it's 30 minute.
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