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Forum: Tools 02-13-2019, 01:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 560
Posted By JonJay
Strip curtains are relatively inexpensive and can...

Strip curtains are relatively inexpensive and can sometimes be found used. They do require a top rail and don’t provide any security between spaces, in fact you can walk right through them. They do a...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-13-2019, 12:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 616
Posted By JonJay
Chris - do a search for the topic and you will...

Chris - do a search for the topic and you will find an equal amount of debate as primers and such. I would guess it is pretty close to 50/50.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-13-2019, 12:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 420
Posted By JonJay
If the fitting is indeed “in the middle”, that is...

If the fitting is indeed “in the middle”, that is not good practice. The line should extend beyond the hole with the fitting on one side or another.
I like the foam plug idea but it will need to be...
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 02-11-2019, 07:09 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,001
Posted By JonJay
Not sure it is common practice for the Master...

Not sure it is common practice for the Master Contactor. It is for the Starter Contactor, at least per Vans instructions.

They typically fail shorted or open. There is just one junction. About as...
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 02-11-2019, 06:44 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,001
Posted By JonJay
I assumed by his description that the diode...

I assumed by his description that the diode cracked in half, which is a typical failure of a diode when it carries a much higher than rated current.
Regardless, “broken” or “burned up” , I assume it...
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 02-11-2019, 06:28 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,001
Posted By JonJay
A typical “good” diode will have a voltage drop...

A typical “good” diode will have a voltage drop of .7 volts when voltage is applied to it. Yours isn’t good anymore so you can’t test it.

Also, don’t change out your Contactor until your sure the...
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 02-11-2019, 05:52 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,001
Posted By JonJay
It died. Broke in half.

It died. Broke in half.
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 02-11-2019, 05:51 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,001
Posted By JonJay
You might want to consider replacing your Master...

You might want to consider replacing your Master Contactor and switch once you figure out why the diode died and how the smoke got out of the master switch wire. The coil and master switch could be...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-11-2019, 05:38 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,731
Posted By JonJay
;) funny. I use Aeroshell 15-50 semisynthetic...

;) funny.

I use Aeroshell 15-50 semisynthetic based on my own experience and the recommendation of a buddy who maintains a fleet of a couple dozen aircraft.
One oil for both airplanes year round to...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-11-2019, 11:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,161
Posted By JonJay
Should make this a sticky. Best answer I have...

Should make this a sticky. Best answer I have heard.
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 02-10-2019, 11:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 338
Posted By JonJay
Starks Twin Oaks near Hillsboro Aero Maintenance...

Starks Twin Oaks near Hillsboro
Aero Maintenance at Pearson in Vancouver
Hillsboro Aviation, Hillsboro or Troutdale
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-06-2019, 11:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 883
Posted By JonJay
Your RV3B site is still one of the best resources...

Your RV3B site is still one of the best resources ever, for any RV build. Your 12 site will no doubt be the same. So good to have you back in the fold.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-06-2019, 11:18 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,983
Posted By JonJay
I have a 30k BTU mini split that keeps my 2500...

I have a 30k BTU mini split that keeps my 2500 sqft hangar at 60 degF.
If it is really cold, like it has been lately, it might dip down to 55.
Heat pumps work very well in our relatively mild NW...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 01-29-2019, 11:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,575
Posted By JonJay
Nice writing and reading. I’ll make sure and get...

Nice writing and reading. I’ll make sure and get the pie next time I am up there.
Forum: RV-9/9A 01-22-2019, 06:58 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,719
Posted By JonJay
I would amend my previous statement and add if it...

I would amend my previous statement and add if it reduces your workload....
I would speak with folks who regularly fly RV’s IFR and see.....
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-20-2019, 05:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,633
Posted By JonJay
I concur! Kudos to Larry and Gil and even more...

I concur! Kudos to Larry and Gil and even more for your ingenuity in taking their ideas and making it work for you. I have no doubt it will work well.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-20-2019, 12:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,633
Posted By JonJay
Yes, I have only used this technique with a close...

Yes, I have only used this technique with a close fitting jig and much thicker material that can easily be indexed.
I guess as long as you can securely clamp this in place so it doesn’t move after...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-20-2019, 11:23 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,633
Posted By JonJay
I have done this on straight spars. However, the...

I have done this on straight spars. However, the longeron is an angle, and not straight. This complicates the drill guide. Still can be done, but keep in mind, you would need a jig for each hole, or...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-20-2019, 10:58 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,633
Posted By JonJay
If you can use the old longeron as a drill guide,...

If you can use the old longeron as a drill guide, you could follow Larry’s advice and use a drill bushing in it. 1/8” thick material may allow the bushing to set at the original drilled angle. Use...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-19-2019, 11:22 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,922
Posted By JonJay
I just tell them the following: The accident rate...

I just tell them the following: The accident rate is about the same as any light aircraft. Most accidents are pilot error and not related to the aircrafts design or manufacturing.
In other words,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-17-2019, 06:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 417
Posted By JonJay
Do a search in the archives for a lot of...

Do a search in the archives for a lot of information.

Two schools of thought -
Don't lock it at all.
Lock it and take the risk of someone busting your canopy for access.

There are quite a few...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-17-2019, 06:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 596
Posted By JonJay
There are two appropriate sayings with any kind...

There are two appropriate sayings with any kind of upgrade.
Where do you start.
Where do you stop.

It is often easier to build a new house than it is to remodel. I think the same can hold true to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-17-2019, 06:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,312
Posted By JonJay
Actually, this doesn't look like corrosion. I...

Actually, this doesn't look like corrosion. I have seen this before whereby the powder coating had adhesion issues due to contamination during the prep. I had a few spots on my motor mount similar to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-17-2019, 12:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,312
Posted By JonJay
Dan - I would consider calling Vans with your...

Dan - I would consider calling Vans with your serial number and date you received the gear. They should be able to track the batch, assuming their vendor produces them as such.
There may be more gear...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-16-2019, 11:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,312
Posted By JonJay
Where the gear fairings installed? Powder coating...

Where the gear fairings installed?
Powder coating is usually pretty tough and it surprises me to see this.
Must be a bad environment or something not right with the powder coating.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 01-15-2019, 05:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,004
Posted By JonJay
.... and you built it! I have to agree with the...

.... and you built it! I have to agree with the line guy.
Forum: RV-14 01-15-2019, 05:35 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,853
Posted By JonJay
Looks like a cheap o three flute tap ? If there...

Looks like a cheap o three flute tap ?
If there is a lesson to be learned here.....
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 01-15-2019, 03:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,004
Posted By JonJay
Agreed! As long as you are long gone before one...

Agreed! As long as you are long gone before one of those jet jockeys blasts you out of the scene!
My preference is to park as far away as possible from jets. Many of those guys are not very aware of...
Forum: RV-14 01-13-2019, 11:05 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,853
Posted By JonJay
If it is flush with the plexi, can you remove the...

If it is flush with the plexi, can you remove the canopy and expose the end of the broken tap? If so you might be able to get some vice grips on the stub.

Not familiar with the 14 roll bar. Is it...
Forum: RV-9/9A 01-12-2019, 11:09 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,719
Posted By JonJay
For those that are considering,.... RV Flaps are...

For those that are considering,.... RV Flaps are not a precision tool. Mike Seager teaches a two step approach, flaps half when abeam the threshold, full on base. My home field is a tight short...
Forum: RV-10 01-09-2019, 06:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,954
Posted By JonJay
First off never “drill out” or through the rivet....

First off never “drill out” or through the rivet. Drill only deep enough to allow you to pop the rivet head off. With the head off you should be able to easily punch the rivet out. Even if you...
Forum: RV-3 01-09-2019, 06:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 990
Posted By JonJay
Why do you think it’s better? The gear mounting...

Why do you think it’s better?

The gear mounting location is drastically different. Motor mount vs fuselage mount. I would think it might impact your cg dramatically. It would require a lot of...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-07-2019, 02:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 697
Posted By JonJay
I formed a loop into the end of the pin, drilled...

I formed a loop into the end of the pin, drilled a small hole in the firewall flange and safety it.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-07-2019, 09:39 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,303
Posted By JonJay
Rarely does anyone here talk about this in terms...

Rarely does anyone here talk about this in terms of a prebuy for new owners. Documentation of the various systems, especially electrical, should be high on the list. This is even more important for...
Forum: RV-10 01-07-2019, 09:20 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,075
Posted By JonJay
I am with David on this one. Having the mail on...

I am with David on this one. Having the mail on the botom allows you to quickly locate the next hole and keep moving along the line efficiently. I never scratched any skins.
Whatever gets the job...
Forum: Tools 01-04-2019, 11:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 696
Posted By JonJay
Every time someone posts about how to repair a...

Every time someone posts about how to repair a duplicate hole, it is ALWAYS caused by a pneumatic squeezer.

You can get great precision when they are adjusted properly, just watch out for “trigger...
Forum: RV-10 01-04-2019, 11:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,075
Posted By JonJay
Don’t do it! You risk causing far greater...

Don’t do it! You risk causing far greater damage.
Polish the hole a bit with scotchbrite and it will dull the surface giving you a better idea of the depth of the creases.
Since it is backed by the...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-04-2019, 11:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 740
Posted By JonJay
Very common. I simply used the thinnest HDMW I...

Very common.
I simply used the thinnest HDMW I had and put a few patches of it here and there where the contact marks where worst. It worked to stop the fretting, or stop the mild damage the...
Forum: Primers 01-04-2019, 10:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 778
Posted By JonJay
Surface oxidation, a type of very mild corrosion....

Surface oxidation, a type of very mild corrosion. It will clean right up and might even wipe off with a solvent and mild abrasive. It takes quite a bit of grunt to sand through the Alclad.
Nothing...
Forum: RV-6/6A 01-04-2019, 10:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,659
Posted By JonJay
I think you are on a good path to get that done.

I think you are on a good path to get that done.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-03-2019, 01:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,321
Posted By JonJay
100% agree.! The first two times I was in a 6 we...

100% agree.!

The first two times I was in a 6 we went upside down. (Pre-RV7).
One was with a Vans employee.

However, I deny any knowledge of me doing any of that ;)
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 01-02-2019, 03:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,000
Posted By JonJay
I thought that was you I saw over the Beach house...

I thought that was you I saw over the Beach house going into Nehalem Bay State. It's pretty amazing you can hit all those places in such a short time. These airplanes are amazing.
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-28-2018, 10:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 605
Posted By JonJay
Anywhere there are molded parts, you will have a...

Anywhere there are molded parts, you will have a filet that will interfere with the mating part. There is a radius in the mold purposefully. If the inside edge was square it will not allow the mold...
Forum: RV-6/6A 12-28-2018, 10:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,659
Posted By JonJay
If you consider the 1375# factory number as...

If you consider the 1375# factory number as “safe”, move on to another model. The 6 is effectively not a dual aerobatic airplane.
1000# empty weight is very light for a 6. #1100 is middle of the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-27-2018, 07:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,400
Posted By JonJay
Yes - simple zerk as far as I know. I have a...

Yes - simple zerk as far as I know.

I have a similar set up using a hand operated oil pump. Same concept.

One addition I made is scavenged a grease pump end fitting and threaded a barb into it for...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-26-2018, 05:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,499
Posted By JonJay
State Farm.

State Farm.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-26-2018, 12:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 991
Posted By JonJay
You can us almost anything. I used mold release...

You can us almost anything. I used mold release agent which comes in a spray bottle. Easy to use and is water soluble for clean up.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-25-2018, 11:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 520
Posted By JonJay
Typically it's just the o-ring. Vans sells them....

Typically it's just the o-ring. Vans sells them. Buy a couple and throw them in your spares box.
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-24-2018, 11:52 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,116
Posted By JonJay
The only thing the Split Master should control is...

The only thing the Split Master should control is your Master Relay and ALT Field.

If everything else works as you say, Starter, Radios, Lights, Flaps, etc.... I would suspect that the builder wired...
Forum: RV-6/6A 12-23-2018, 03:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 572
Posted By JonJay
Drain your oil. Mark all of your hoses and...

Drain your oil.
Mark all of your hoses and harnesses.
Take lots of pictures before and as you work.

Take special note of things that need to be re-installed, like manifold pressure fitting, before...
Forum: Fiberglass 12-20-2018, 04:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 989
Posted By JonJay
Spackling compound is just gypsum and a water...

Spackling compound is just gypsum and a water based glue. I suspect for pin holes, it doesn't matter if a primer adheres well or not given how little surface area a pin hole presents.
It would be...
Forum: Fiberglass 12-20-2018, 11:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 989
Posted By JonJay
If that’s what it takes I’m in!

If that’s what it takes I’m in!
Forum: Fiberglass 12-20-2018, 10:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 989
Posted By JonJay
... and no socks with sandles. Come on Dan. ;)

... and no socks with sandles. Come on Dan. ;)
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-20-2018, 09:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 446
Posted By JonJay
It depends on the LED product and how they...

It depends on the LED product and how they designed the current regulator, if it has such.
There are two basic types - constant current or constant voltage.

The LED system I used, Luxeon Star, has...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-19-2018, 09:39 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,279
Posted By JonJay
Look at it with magnification “10x”.

Look at it with magnification “10x”.
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-15-2018, 03:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 616
Posted By JonJay
I just bent up my own out of .063. Installed with...

I just bent up my own out of .063. Installed with four #8 screws and nutplates.
If you don’t have a sheet metal brake, and know how to use it for the required bend radius, sandwich the sheet between...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-13-2018, 08:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,653
Posted By JonJay
Yes - it will come out without removing the...

Yes - it will come out without removing the access plate. Locate the sender for correct orientation and mark the cover plate and the access plate with a match line. Practice putting it in before you...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-13-2018, 11:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 709
Posted By JonJay
Amir - I riveted a piece of angle on the firewall...

Amir - I riveted a piece of angle on the firewall to allow a screw with a large area washer to hold the cowling up on the inner side next to the tunnel. This provides enough support for the hinge to...
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 12-11-2018, 12:13 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,314
Posted By JonJay
Mark - you now just cut the market into another...

Mark - you now just cut the market into another segment. Vans will never do a bush plane unless they have clear direction on what the market wants.
Thus far, all this poll thread has done is shown...
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 12-11-2018, 10:01 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,314
Posted By JonJay
.....and not be a $150-$200k airplane like the...

.....and not be a $150-$200k airplane like the Sportsman.

Folding wings and trailerable without fuss would be a plus just for hangar space concerns.

The market is really quite crowded with bush...
Forum: Probable Cause Documents Discussed 12-10-2018, 04:34 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,687
Posted By JonJay
While I do practice engine outs, remember, an...

While I do practice engine outs, remember, an engine at idle is still reducing drag by quite a bit vs an engine stopped.
I remember Joe Blank doing full engine out tests over the Alvord Desert where...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-08-2018, 05:06 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,889
Posted By JonJay
Home made out of a sealed LED put on top of a pvc...

Home made out of a sealed LED put on top of a pvc tube and stabilized with a plastic bucket top. $14 each.
I am away but will get a pic posted when I get back next week and a link to the LED product....
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