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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-22-2018, 03:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 531
Posted By jcarne
Yes I'm not entirely sure that anyone really gets...

Yes I'm not entirely sure that anyone really gets good edge distance. I think what happened was when I was drilling the drill bit grabbed the side of the nylon bearing block like it does from time...
Forum: My RV Build Project 09-22-2018, 08:29 AM
Replies: 242
Views: 33,843
Posted By jcarne
Thanks man! I was wanting to paint some more...

Thanks man! I was wanting to paint some more things in there the black color but I was afraid that the high wear of some of the areas would make wear marks really stand out compared to the grey.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-22-2018, 08:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 531
Posted By jcarne
Gents, just to update this thread in case anyone...

Gents, just to update this thread in case anyone else runs into this problem. Van's said go ahead and trim the flange of the rib. This required me to remove a few rivets on the baggage floor so I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-17-2018, 07:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,378
Posted By jcarne
I can't see the picture to give advice on the...

I can't see the picture to give advice on the rib.

I did however use these screws for mine. They worked great! I'm glad I used them too as I had to remove one of the end plates to gain access to...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-16-2018, 09:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 157
Posted By jcarne
Yep drill and dimple now. Also please look for...

Yep drill and dimple now. Also please look for any potential rivet clearance issues with this part and the F-728A channel. I can't tell you how mad this made me when I already had it riveted! This...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-16-2018, 09:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 531
Posted By jcarne
Thanks for the replies guys, I'm inclined to...

Thanks for the replies guys, I'm inclined to agree but I'll keep you posted on what Van's says.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-15-2018, 01:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 531
Posted By jcarne
Exclamation Help/advice needed on flap center bearing block

Gents, I am trying to install the flap system. This system is similar between a few models and the main question applies to more than the -7A so I figured the general section would be a good...
Forum: My RV Build Project 09-14-2018, 06:25 PM
Replies: 242
Views: 33,843
Posted By jcarne
Got the seats mostly installed. All I have left...

Got the seats mostly installed. All I have left on them is to upsize the holes to #30 and they are ready for deburring.

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1851/44635829362_8903231148_b.jpg...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-11-2018, 05:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 756
Posted By jcarne
Yup I see Gracos price went up a lot too. I just...

Yup I see Gracos price went up a lot too. I just ordered from Spruce, East is expected back in stock next week.
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-09-2018, 07:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 666
Posted By jcarne
Yep the warpage you see won't be much issue. The...

Yep the warpage you see won't be much issue. The problem is when the bottom skin goes on because it doesn't conform very well. This in turn will not let the holes on the side skins line up. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-08-2018, 08:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 738
Posted By jcarne
I just ordered the standard ones from Spruce...

I just ordered the standard ones from Spruce about a month ago. I just wanted to point out that in the pic below of mine the camlock is different than the one they show in their picture. It looks...
Forum: My RV Build Project 09-08-2018, 07:41 AM
Replies: 242
Views: 33,843
Posted By jcarne
Thanks Kent!

Thanks Kent!
Forum: My RV Build Project 09-05-2018, 07:21 PM
Replies: 242
Views: 33,843
Posted By jcarne
Well believe it or not I haven't been just...

Well believe it or not I haven't been just sitting around. The top skins are almost ready to be riveted on and I have been steadily working towards finishing the interior area. ...
Forum: RV-10 09-05-2018, 07:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,201
Posted By jcarne
Congrats Ron. With a bun in the oven I'll be...

Congrats Ron. With a bun in the oven I'll be right behind you in a couple of years.
Forum: RV-10 09-03-2018, 09:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,413
Posted By jcarne
Congrats and enjoy the first flight!

Congrats and enjoy the first flight!
Forum: Tools 09-02-2018, 08:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 764
Posted By jcarne
I lucked out and found some on Amazon. It was...

I lucked out and found some on Amazon. It was the last bag and haven't seen them on their since. I bought the 1" diameter soft ones. I was buying them from Cleaveland at 6 dollars a pop until I...
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-31-2018, 09:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 336
Posted By jcarne
Honestly I thought those dimensions were rather...

Honestly I thought those dimensions were rather pointless as the main goal eventually turned into "just get the two halves together and looking good". I had to use two different pipe sizes, a...
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-31-2018, 09:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,093
Posted By jcarne
Welcome to the community! A few tips I have...

Welcome to the community!

A few tips I have learned. Before building and drilling I like to search the part number in google. For example: site:www.vansairforce.com hs-00001 will yield a lot of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-29-2018, 09:57 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 8,896
Posted By jcarne
I also have seen this video in the past many...

I also have seen this video in the past many times and wondered about the story. Thank you very much for posting your tale!
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-27-2018, 09:25 PM
Replies: 1,792
Views: 917,206
Posted By jcarne
Some good lookin stuff Bjorn!

Some good lookin stuff Bjorn!
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-26-2018, 07:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 594
Posted By jcarne
Welcome aboard, don't hesitate to ask questions. ...

Welcome aboard, don't hesitate to ask questions. Send me a PM anytime
Forum: My RV Build Project 08-25-2018, 03:33 PM
Replies: 303
Views: 77,920
Posted By jcarne
I hear ya man. My wallet just took quite the...

I hear ya man. My wallet just took quite the hit... I ordered the engine and prop on Friday. :D
Forum: My RV Build Project 08-24-2018, 09:39 PM
Replies: 303
Views: 77,920
Posted By jcarne
Lookin good man!

Lookin good man!
Forum: RV-12 08-20-2018, 08:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,075
Posted By jcarne
Congrats and really great video!

Congrats and really great video!
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-19-2018, 05:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,380
Posted By jcarne
I agree, I would not replace that. Unless of...

I agree, I would not replace that. Unless of course you plan on polishing but idk who actually does that sort of thing. :D
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-19-2018, 12:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 641
Posted By jcarne
Haha very good guys, just thought I would make...

Haha very good guys, just thought I would make sure I wasn't missing something.

On a side note, sometimes I wish holes weren't drilled, like those dang rear fuselage bulkheads that no one in this...
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-19-2018, 07:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 641
Posted By jcarne
Four missing holes?

The plans state that there are four holes in the F-788 gusset and F-706 bulkhead that need drilled using the FWD top skin as the guide. Uhhhhhh... I did not find these four holes while drilling. ...
Forum: My RV Build Project 08-18-2018, 10:56 PM
Replies: 242
Views: 33,843
Posted By jcarne
After match drilling the top skins I decided to...

After match drilling the top skins I decided to work on installing the steps before moving to the baggage area. The steps aren't as difficult as I thought they were going to be but still time...
Forum: My RV Build Project 08-18-2018, 10:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 957
Posted By jcarne
Now it's working!

Now it's working!
Forum: My RV Build Project 08-16-2018, 05:16 PM
Replies: 242
Views: 33,843
Posted By jcarne
After reaching out to Van's about the accidental...

After reaching out to Van's about the accidental trim they said no problem at all and build on!
Forum: My RV Build Project 08-15-2018, 09:41 PM
Replies: 242
Views: 33,843
Posted By jcarne
Well school is back in session so looks like my...

Well school is back in session so looks like my progress will slow down a bit. Oh well, still trying to work on the plane every night. After riveting some things like the top deck and gussets it is...
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-15-2018, 07:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 687
Posted By jcarne
Welcome to the forums and great choice! I have...

Welcome to the forums and great choice! I have enjoyed building my -7A so far. About to place the engine order.
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-13-2018, 01:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 777
Posted By jcarne
I just flipped my canoe and riveted my titanium...

I just flipped my canoe and riveted my titanium 0.020 everywhere except for the cowl hinge line.
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-12-2018, 04:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,128
Posted By jcarne
Yep, I riveted all that before the aft deck went...

Yep, I riveted all that before the aft deck went on. Go to town!
Forum: My RV Build Project 08-12-2018, 04:13 PM
Replies: 242
Views: 33,843
Posted By jcarne
Thanks Steenos! John thanks for posting, I am...

Thanks Steenos!



John thanks for posting, I am really glad that my posts are helping you out, that is really the reason I keep posting so much here. Trying to give back a little. Keep up the good...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-09-2018, 04:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 787
Posted By jcarne
I agree, thanks for posting this! Seeing real...

I agree, thanks for posting this! Seeing real numbers on what our parts can withstand is awesome! I wonder what load Van's designs these for...
Forum: My RV Build Project 08-09-2018, 09:51 AM
Replies: 242
Views: 33,843
Posted By jcarne
On to installing a bunch of little things on the...

On to installing a bunch of little things on the fuse. First take: it's fun. Second: it's a lot harder to reach things now but I refuse to build a rotisserie. haha

Time for some...
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-09-2018, 07:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 648
Posted By jcarne
I would think there would at least be a little...

I would think there would at least be a little bit of error as that access plate is angled up a bit compared to where it is usually mounted. How much error I don't know.
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-09-2018, 07:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 581
Posted By jcarne
I just ran posts from floor up to the trusses and...

I just ran posts from floor up to the trusses and clamped the spars. I'm guessing your in a finished garage and need the steel ones to the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-09-2018, 12:08 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,289
Posted By jcarne
Wow! Teach me your ways. :D I guess my mixing in...

Wow! Teach me your ways. :D

I guess my mixing in a cup each time probably left a fair amount of waste compared to the bag trick.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-08-2018, 05:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,289
Posted By jcarne
Good point, I might also extend that when I...

Good point, I might also extend that when I masked I used purple painters tape and blue painter tape. The blue was 3M, and the purple was Duck Masking brand. The purple stuff did leave a lot of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-08-2018, 09:36 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,289
Posted By jcarne
3.5oz a session seems about right, maybe even a...

3.5oz a session seems about right, maybe even a bit much. I only mixed enough for one rib at a time if I remember right. I don't know about the differences but Van's stuff is cheaper and works...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-08-2018, 07:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,621
Posted By jcarne
I wonder how much money they make simply from...

I wonder how much money they make simply from spouses "taking care of it" and not thinking twice.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-06-2018, 10:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,067
Posted By jcarne
Good looking plane and congrats good sir!

Good looking plane and congrats good sir!
Forum: My RV Build Project 08-05-2018, 10:37 PM
Replies: 242
Views: 33,843
Posted By jcarne
Well here it is. The month of July: 158 hours...

Well here it is.

The month of July: 158 hours building

When the aft fuse first went on it's back: July 17th

Total build time so far: 932.1 hours

Rolling the canoe: August 5th :D
Forum: My RV Build Project 08-05-2018, 08:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 957
Posted By jcarne
Quite a few of us use Flickr as the image hosting...

Quite a few of us use Flickr as the image hosting site. You upload your picture to your Flickr account and then simply copy a link from Flickr and past it here. Here are the steps.

Step 1 - Upload...
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-04-2018, 10:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 634
Posted By jcarne
Here are the extras I added to mine. DEFINITELY...

Here are the extras I added to mine. DEFINITELY get extra longerons just in case. I didn't end up needing them but man that shipping would have sucked!!!

Delete standard fuel caps 2.00
Extra...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-03-2018, 09:34 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,858
Posted By jcarne
I did my flight training in Lakeland Florida and...

I did my flight training in Lakeland Florida and I got used to my instructor always saying "we need to be wheels down by 11". Mornings were dependable but afternoons were pretty much never a go...
Forum: My RV Build Project 08-03-2018, 07:53 AM
Replies: 242
Views: 33,843
Posted By jcarne
Very cool Lynn! Reminds me of the 172RG I used...

Very cool Lynn! Reminds me of the 172RG I used to train in. I loved flying that plane... Made me feel like a real pilot with constant speed and retracts. Congrats on the purchase.
Forum: My RV Build Project 08-02-2018, 10:33 PM
Replies: 242
Views: 33,843
Posted By jcarne
Lynn glad to see your still around man! Hoping...

Lynn glad to see your still around man! Hoping to see some build updates from you sometime.
Forum: My RV Build Project 08-02-2018, 08:55 AM
Replies: 242
Views: 33,843
Posted By jcarne
haha very cool guys. At first I had him on the...

haha very cool guys. At first I had him on the gun awhile back and he just couldn't quite figure out when to stop, most of the time he wasn't hitting it long enough. Now with him on the bucking bar...
Forum: My RV Build Project 08-01-2018, 08:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,155
Posted By jcarne
I agree, I liked looking through it.

I agree, I liked looking through it.
Forum: My RV Build Project 08-01-2018, 07:57 AM
Replies: 242
Views: 33,843
Posted By jcarne
Ya we tried both ways awhile back and he is...

Ya we tried both ways awhile back and he is better at holding the bar square and I'm better at listening to the rivet knowing when to stop.
Forum: My RV Build Project 07-31-2018, 11:38 PM
Replies: 242
Views: 33,843
Posted By jcarne
Ya my dad is pretty solid at running a bucking...

Ya my dad is pretty solid at running a bucking bar. This is all we got done, will do more tomorrow. He is talking about not going to the mountains now so no...
Forum: My RV Build Project 07-30-2018, 10:59 PM
Replies: 242
Views: 33,843
Posted By jcarne
After a very long day deburring holes and...

After a very long day deburring holes and dimpling skins it was time to start putting things together. My riveting buddy is headed to the mountains on Thursday so we are going to try and get it all...
Forum: My RV Build Project 07-29-2018, 10:10 PM
Replies: 242
Views: 33,843
Posted By jcarne
haha thanks guys! Today finishing up all of the...

haha thanks guys! Today finishing up all of the priming and painting I felt like one...

I finally got all of the parts primed. I owe a big thank you to Mr. Alumiprep and Mrs. Scotchbrite. ...
Forum: My RV Build Project 07-29-2018, 08:39 AM
Replies: 242
Views: 33,843
Posted By jcarne
Oh ya, that stuff would be a disaster on the...

Oh ya, that stuff would be a disaster on the inside if it ever heated up.

Final color indeed, I'm going with the gray color as well as black on some various parts.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-28-2018, 11:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 440
Posted By jcarne
Yep now that I see your first picture that's...

Yep now that I see your first picture that's exactly what I used. My elevators moved smooth as butter, I would expect yours will too.
Forum: My RV Build Project 07-28-2018, 11:13 PM
Replies: 242
Views: 33,843
Posted By jcarne
Well my garage has turned into a full blown maze....

Well my garage has turned into a full blown maze. On the bright side I am making some stellar progress and will start putting things back together on Monday I'm thinking. ...
Forum: My RV Build Project 07-28-2018, 11:07 PM
Replies: 242
Views: 33,843
Posted By jcarne
Interesting, I just remember him saying at one...

Interesting, I just remember him saying at one point don't put anything on the cabin side of the firewall since most things emit smoke when heated up that high. I think he was particularly talking...
Forum: My RV Build Project 07-28-2018, 09:24 AM
Replies: 303
Views: 77,920
Posted By jcarne
I hear ya man. It just seems to me like it...

I hear ya man. It just seems to me like it wasn't clamped. I have seen a few build logs where they have to clamp it in this section.
Forum: My RV Build Project 07-28-2018, 09:21 AM
Replies: 242
Views: 33,843
Posted By jcarne
Yes I have the Nova 4000 rpm, think I got it from...

Yes I have the Nova 4000 rpm, think I got it from Cleaveland. It's not a keyless chuck though, I would be very curious to try one tho because having to deal with the chuck all the time is a real...
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