VansAirForceForums  
Home > VansAirForceForums

- POSTING RULES
- Donate yearly (please).
- Advertise in here!

- Today's Posts | Insert Pics


Go Back   VAF Forums > Search Forums
Register FAQ Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Showing results 1 to 28 of 28
Search took 0.01 seconds.
Search: Posts Made By: jMINTj
Forum: RV-14 09-24-2017, 01:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,882
Posted By jMINTj
Not a -14, but I was thinking the same thing...

Not a -14, but I was thinking the same thing looking at a rudder piece. I was wracking my brain trying to remember if I dimpled it or not, but realized that yeah, it was pre-dimpled. It would have...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-14-2017, 05:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,000
Posted By jMINTj
Walt, you're right. I guess I was just too...

Walt, you're right. I guess I was just too cautious and not wanting to mess up my "new" (and expensive) unit by plugging it in without protection so I figured I'd just try to test it before plugging...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-13-2017, 11:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,000
Posted By jMINTj
More Immediate Question

Leo, thanks for the info. I have the manuals and while I haven't read every single word, I've put in a decent bit of time browsing through. I saw the extensive setup/powerup section, but that is...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-12-2017, 05:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,000
Posted By jMINTj
G3X Testing & Power Up Issue

Good afternoon all,

Looking for some quick assistance from anyone with G3X experience. I recently purchased a used G3X Non-Touch. I figured I'd get them while they are still available since I hate...
Forum: RV-10 08-25-2017, 10:34 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 569
Posted By jMINTj
Had the same issue, on the rudder to boot. I...

Had the same issue, on the rudder to boot. I didn't do anything, just stopped and looked at stuff for a while. As he said, I had the stiffeners backwards. It's easy to do, as for some reason, what...
Forum: My RV Build Project 08-19-2017, 06:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,330
Posted By jMINTj
Rudder Skin & Prepping

19 August 2017 – 4 hrs

Pretty basic stuff today and a fairly short day. First task was to dimple the rudder skins. That was pretty straight forward. I then edge finished and fluted the rudder...
Forum: My RV Build Project 08-13-2017, 04:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,330
Posted By jMINTj
VS Complete!

13 August 2017 – 8 hrs

I began by dimpling the VS skin. After that I cleco’ed the skin to the skeleton. The rest of the day was trying to get into the small spaces in and around the skin with the...
Forum: My RV Build Project 08-13-2017, 04:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,330
Posted By jMINTj
That's a great idea. I'll do that from now on. ...

That's a great idea. I'll do that from now on. And I'll go ahead and grab one of the longeron yokes too!
Forum: My RV Build Project 08-12-2017, 05:40 PM
Replies: 278
Views: 45,913
Posted By jMINTj
Reminds me of a good buddy of mine in Florida. ...

Reminds me of a good buddy of mine in Florida. His beer of choice, Coors Light or Miller Lite. Yeah he calls me a beer snob since I would bring my own beer when I came over, because I KNEW what the...
Forum: My RV Build Project 08-12-2017, 05:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,330
Posted By jMINTj
So About Those Plans...

12 August 2017 - 3 hrs

Today was a much better day for riveting. I clamped the VS rear spar to the table and got through the remaining rivets at a pretty good rate. I guess it's kind of like...
Forum: My RV Build Project 08-12-2017, 05:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,330
Posted By jMINTj
So true! And I appreciate the recommendation. I...

So true! And I appreciate the recommendation. I tried to order one when Numatix was having their "going out of business/being bought out" sale here in the classifieds, but there was some confusion...
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-12-2017, 02:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 668
Posted By jMINTj
That makes a lot more sense looking at DWG 44...

That makes a lot more sense looking at DWG 44 now. The rivet designation threw me off a bit, so I wanted to make sure. I'll leave them undimpled as it sounds like that's the simpler option. ...
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-12-2017, 11:50 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 668
Posted By jMINTj
VS Skin Dimpling Question

So I searched the plans and did a search here but I can't find an answer that is definitive.

On the VS drawing it lists 6 places on each side of the lower VS skin with X's and says to leave them...
Forum: My RV Build Project 08-12-2017, 04:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,330
Posted By jMINTj
Vern, thanks for the return favor! ;) They're on...

Vern, thanks for the return favor! ;)

They're on order!
Forum: My RV Build Project 08-12-2017, 04:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,330
Posted By jMINTj
Thanks, Jereme! I've got 3" and 4" yokes. I...

Thanks, Jereme! I've got 3" and 4" yokes. I just need to get back in on some scrap aluminum and practice a few rivets as the longer ones seem harder to get right than those in the practice kits. I...
Forum: My RV Build Project 08-11-2017, 07:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,330
Posted By jMINTj
RV-7A jMINTj #74651

Starting this up in addition to my build log... only about 3 or 4 posts before this one, so I'll just start up instead of backlogging.

11 August 2017 – 8 hrs

Today I put in a massive amount of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-11-2017, 04:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,731
Posted By jMINTj
Primer... ugh

I had SUCH a hard time with the primer decision. I finally decided on a mix of options, rattle self-etching for the tail sections and epoxy (non-chromate) for the interior high-traffic areas. I've...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-10-2017, 09:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 955
Posted By jMINTj
Interested as well

I'd like to know the answer to this also. I remember reading somewhere that the longer 74" was ok for a tailwheel, but 72" should go with a nosewheel. Then I was browsing props on the mothership...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-10-2017, 09:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,075
Posted By jMINTj
Hey Vern, good to see you getting started. I...

Hey Vern, good to see you getting started. I finished my practice projects a few weeks ago and I had an issue with the back riveting too. It was fairly tough to get the back rivets straight as...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-10-2017, 02:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,731
Posted By jMINTj
Thanks for the replies! I was a bit concerned as...

Thanks for the replies! I was a bit concerned as there's not really an EAA chapter here in Spain, so I'll be on my own for the first bit of time as I begin. I'm actively looking for someone with RV...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-10-2017, 12:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,731
Posted By jMINTj
Practice Kits Complete! Lots of pics

Title says it all. I finished the practice kits a couple of weeks ago, 3 in all, including Cleaveland's cell phone practice which was included with tool kit! My -7A fuse arrived a couple weeks ago...
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-08-2017, 09:14 AM
Replies: 1,792
Views: 934,660
Posted By jMINTj
Simon, nice progress and paint! Good luck with...

Simon, nice progress and paint! Good luck with the inspection. Looking forward to seeing the first flight!
Forum: Primers 08-08-2017, 06:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,008
Posted By jMINTj
2-part epoxy substitute?

I picked up some rattle can Primer of the U-Pol Acid #8 Self-Etching for the small parts, and finally found a couple of other useful options available in local stores here.

This product is a 2-part...
Forum: RV-10 08-05-2017, 08:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,613
Posted By jMINTj
My $.02

During my time as an AF initial flight training instructor (only a couple years ago), we flew almost exclusively into civilian fields for training. Virtually all had both RNAV & VOR/ILS/TACAN...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-04-2017, 07:49 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 7,565
Posted By jMINTj
A&P Cert

Hey Martin, I'm still pretty new to the forums, but been lurking for a few months. I was doing some research before I started my build and it's my understanding that you can get an A&P just by the...
Forum: Primers 07-29-2017, 03:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,008
Posted By jMINTj
Thanks again. I'll see what I can find...

Thanks again. I'll see what I can find here.

v/r,
-MINT
Forum: Primers 07-29-2017, 02:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,008
Posted By jMINTj
Thanks!

Thanks, Mike! About how much Tetrosyl did you use on your -7 or similar size? Great info!

v/r,
-MINT
Forum: Primers 07-29-2017, 06:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,008
Posted By jMINTj
International Primers - Help

He all, new guy here just looking for some opinions and maybe a little guidance.

I'm currently in Spain and my RV-7A empennage just arrived. I've decided I want to potentially prime the insides of...
Showing results 1 to 28 of 28

 
Forum Jump

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:19 PM.


The VAFForums come to you courtesy Delta Romeo, LLC. By viewing and participating in them you agree to build your plane using standardized methods and practices and to fly it safely and in accordance with the laws governing the country you are located in.