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Forum: Tools 07-16-2018, 04:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,526
Posted By JonJay
Nice find Bill. I have a few old Rockwell/Delta...

Nice find Bill. I have a few old Rockwell/Delta machines and they will last several lifetimes. They don’t make them like they used to!
Keep your eye out for a VFD (speed controller) and you can turn...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-14-2018, 11:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 635
Posted By JonJay
Looks like a manufacturing defect?

Looks like a manufacturing defect?
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-12-2018, 09:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 581
Posted By JonJay
Nobody will question anyone’s quality of...

Nobody will question anyone’s quality of construction when you can see it and inspect it. I will always question what I can’t see.
Who am I? Nobody.... Build the airplane YOU want.

If your going to...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-11-2018, 03:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 581
Posted By JonJay
I agree with Gary, but most all metal cowls and...

I agree with Gary, but most all metal cowls and fairings I have see where not well executed. I did make my own metal windscreen fairing, three times until I got it right, but it looks good and it...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-11-2018, 09:01 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,173
Posted By JonJay
If it helps, I switched from single grade to semi...

If it helps, I switched from single grade to semi synthetic (aeroshell)in my 0-320-E2G at +\- 2000 hours. Oil usage was always minimal and remained that way after the switch.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-09-2018, 09:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,098
Posted By JonJay
Good stuff. The one personal limit that applies...

Good stuff.

The one personal limit that applies to all of the variables is fatigue. After making some basic mistakes, and not executing some challenging situations at my best when I was fatigued, I...
Forum: Propellers 07-09-2018, 08:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 359
Posted By JonJay
I just drew three large circles on the bulkhead,...

I just drew three large circles on the bulkhead, center line bisecting the existing holes, inner line, outer line, drilled my new holes and used a rat tail file and filed to the lines to make an arc...
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-09-2018, 09:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 649
Posted By JonJay
There is a really good thread on how others have...

There is a really good thread on how others have done this but I can’t find it. I believe it was Tom Martin. He essentially uses a template indexed to the longeron and transfers the hole locations...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-07-2018, 03:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 562
Posted By JonJay
What are you working on?

What are you working on?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-06-2018, 08:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,015
Posted By JonJay
As those mention, you certainly can as many have....

As those mention, you certainly can as many have. However, you will come away with better stick and rudder skills if you get some time in a Champ, Pacer, etc....
RV’s don’t require advanced...
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-29-2018, 11:52 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,730
Posted By JonJay
I wish I had 3/8". Fortunately, the 5/16" I have...

I wish I had 3/8". Fortunately, the 5/16" I have is on the bottom.
It is a bit tricky but obviously doable. I like your recommendation. 1/4" is really tight.
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-29-2018, 11:51 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,730
Posted By JonJay
My neighbor did this as well Carl. He used a disk...

My neighbor did this as well Carl. He used a disk grinder and it went pretty quickly. Chucked up the rod in a drill as well. Good suggestion.
I just let mine ride up. Doesn't bother me a bit, but...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-29-2018, 11:45 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,856
Posted By JonJay
Thanks Michael and Larry. No, I am not really...

Thanks Michael and Larry. No, I am not really worried about it at all. I am in Walt's camp here and don't believe this issue has caused "airplanes to fall out of the sky" as Mr. Bush would like to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-29-2018, 08:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,199
Posted By JonJay
Congrats! A family RV grin. Very nice looking...

Congrats! A family RV grin. Very nice looking airplane. Outstanding achievement.
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-29-2018, 08:40 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,730
Posted By JonJay
It is really difficult to determine how much, if...

It is really difficult to determine how much, if any, sag you will get. Some don't sag at all. Some drop a bit.
In the day, folks felt it was a sense of pride to have as little gap as possible. Over...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 06-29-2018, 08:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 891
Posted By JonJay
I bought the XCOM for the Biplane as I have no...

I bought the XCOM for the Biplane as I have no room in the panel for a radio but XCOM has a full functioning remote that will fit and I can mount the radio elsewhere. If I had an RV4, or RV8 and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-29-2018, 07:53 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,856
Posted By JonJay
I appreciate the discussion among some of the...

I appreciate the discussion among some of the very well qualified folks on VAF. It is a shame that someone like Bush with all that experience can’t stay away from the sensationalism and provide...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-27-2018, 08:28 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,288
Posted By JonJay
Very important, but you can’t have good gun...

Very important, but you can’t have good gun control if your work is moving around or you are not bracing yourself in a good position to keep the gun stable.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-26-2018, 03:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,288
Posted By JonJay
The most common problem I see is not clamping the...

The most common problem I see is not clamping the work down to a solid bench or fixture. The second most common problem is not getting into position to be able to squarely hold the river gun and...
Forum: Safety 06-21-2018, 09:50 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,037
Posted By JonJay
I trust you Scott. Perhaps the steel valve into...

I trust you Scott.
Perhaps the steel valve into the aluminum boss makes a difference. Anyway, I have had no issues with only fuel lube as a lubricant for the drain valves. No leaks, 12 years, and...
Forum: Safety 06-20-2018, 02:43 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,037
Posted By JonJay
Good resources. I should have been more clear....

Good resources. I should have been more clear. “Straight” fittings that have no orientation do not necessarily need sealant, or any fitting you can tighten and not loosen back up to align. They are...
Forum: Safety 06-20-2018, 11:00 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,037
Posted By JonJay
You don’t need sealant on a straight pipe thread....

You don’t need sealant on a straight pipe thread. The threads are designed to purposefully gall and self seal, as long as you don’t back them off. A lubricant is recommended. I use fuel lube. There...
Forum: RV-4 06-19-2018, 06:58 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 13,677
Posted By JonJay
Way to go Dayton! You should see less fuel burn...

Way to go Dayton!
You should see less fuel burn once she is broken in. Roughly, 1/2-1 gal per hour at the same cruise numbers leaned out vs your 0320, all things being equal.
Forum: RV-12 06-18-2018, 03:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,656
Posted By JonJay
It is really embarrassing to have to call the...

It is really embarrassing to have to call the tower, shut down, get out, and push your airplane around because you didn’t have the power to turn it out of the wind. It is equally embarrassing to have...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-17-2018, 02:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 429
Posted By JonJay
Digi-key or Mouser both carry wide selections of...

Digi-key or Mouser both carry wide selections of miniature toggles meeting all kinds of specs.
Forum: RV-12 06-17-2018, 02:30 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,244
Posted By JonJay
I deleted it. I felt it was unnecessarily...

I deleted it. I felt it was unnecessarily argumentive.
I honestly have never felt any attachment to my build, or any other airplane I have flown. They are just machines. I have been in an emergency...
Forum: RV-12 06-17-2018, 08:35 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,244
Posted By JonJay
If you want to do the first flight, get an RV12...

If you want to do the first flight, get an RV12 qualified instructor and let them know your interest in doing it. Train with them until they “sign you off” on doing it. The risks are still there, but...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-15-2018, 09:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 905
Posted By JonJay
Same here. Epoxied the balsa in place. I believe...

Same here. Epoxied the balsa in place. I believe this is the factory recommended approach.

The only time I have seen the expanding foam used was to close off gear leg fairings. Bad idea. The foam...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-13-2018, 01:00 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,101
Posted By JonJay
Just an observation. Larry covered it for this...

Just an observation. Larry covered it for this particular application.

Regardless, back in my Electronics Tech days I built a lot of high density harnesses. Joints that wicked where rejected. Good...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-13-2018, 10:12 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,101
Posted By JonJay
I have noticed with Tefzel, it is difficult to...

I have noticed with Tefzel, it is difficult to tell if solder has wicked up the insulation compared to less stiff insulation material. Just an observation.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-13-2018, 07:37 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,101
Posted By JonJay
It’s now obvious to me. The only way is to...

It’s now obvious to me. The only way is to “scrimp” them.
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-11-2018, 08:54 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,301
Posted By JonJay
Very good. Better than most. Time to move on.

Very good. Better than most. Time to move on.
Forum: RV-14 06-11-2018, 07:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 733
Posted By JonJay
You only need one 5702 on each side against the...

You only need one 5702 on each side against the bearing. This large area washer keeps the bearing “intact” should it fail. You can use any thin washer/shim against it. More than one 5702 is just fine...
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-11-2018, 07:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,958
Posted By JonJay
Walt is correct. Although we are building an...

Walt is correct. Although we are building an experimental, which you can do what you want in regard to modification, repair, etc.... try to follow an acceptable standard. This would be the airframe...
Forum: Safety 06-10-2018, 10:10 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,069
Posted By JonJay
I don’t disagree, but Vans doesn’t call out a...

I don’t disagree, but Vans doesn’t call out a washer nor do any of the airframe manuals I have for the same application. Again, I am not an engineer, so I will yield to those who are.
I am sticking...
Forum: Safety 06-10-2018, 09:32 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,069
Posted By JonJay
I am not an engineer, however, a washer, locking...

I am not an engineer, however, a washer, locking or otherwise, has little value in my opinion. Lock washers are an anti-rotation device. Jam nuts can get loose after torquing only if the material has...
Forum: RV-10 06-09-2018, 10:36 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,378
Posted By JonJay
I have a Floscan, not Red Cube, but they make a...

I have a Floscan, not Red Cube, but they make a simple tester for the FS. Perhaps they have a tester or have a way to check electrically?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-07-2018, 09:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,313
Posted By JonJay
Do you have a list of discrepancies? It might...

Do you have a list of discrepancies? It might help others.
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-04-2018, 12:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,301
Posted By JonJay
Nice job. Any reason to add a tool is a good...

Nice job. Any reason to add a tool is a good reason in my book!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-03-2018, 10:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 281
Posted By JonJay
Sunriver- good golf courses, hotel, fishing, and...

Sunriver- good golf courses, hotel, fishing, and access to a lot of wilderness a short drive away. The resort itself is pretty busy but not overcrowded.

Brandon Dunes - you can fly into Brandon and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-03-2018, 05:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,208
Posted By JonJay
Get some time in an airplane that requires you to...

Get some time in an airplane that requires you to use the rudder and proper tequnique. Cubs, Champs, etc... will get your feet and head in the game. If you show up for transition training into an RV...
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-03-2018, 04:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,301
Posted By JonJay
Well, every time if you have a finger brake,...

Well, every time if you have a finger brake, radius fingers, and/or know the tricks to maintain proper bend radius. Most brakes where designed as production machines and take some time to set up for...
Forum: Electrical Systems 06-03-2018, 08:55 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,008
Posted By JonJay
Hi Bill - Can you do a quick autopsy of the...

Hi Bill -
Can you do a quick autopsy of the solenoid? Drill out the four riverts. You should find the low current post is attached to a copper strap that rides on the high amperage disk to make the...
Forum: RV-10 06-03-2018, 08:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 703
Posted By JonJay
I received similar out of “square” stock on my 3...

I received similar out of “square” stock on my 3 build. Van’s replaced it and the bad stuff went into my scrap pile.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-02-2018, 12:10 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 15,150
Posted By JonJay
Simple answer = NO For full discussions search...

Simple answer = NO
For full discussions search the forums. It has been discussed many times. Answer is still no.
Forum: RV-14 06-01-2018, 04:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,786
Posted By JonJay
Yay!! Big day. Sounds like the CHT and EGT are...

Yay!! Big day.

Sounds like the CHT and EGT are swapped in the harness.
Forum: Safety 05-30-2018, 09:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,208
Posted By JonJay
If you end up upside down and unable to get out,...

If you end up upside down and unable to get out, you might want access to one.
Forum: Propellers 05-30-2018, 02:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,192
Posted By JonJay
If it is, it should be evident after cleaning:...

If it is, it should be evident after cleaning: pitting, roughness, surface imperfections, etc....
Forum: Safety 05-30-2018, 01:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,208
Posted By JonJay
Several of us discussed this recently and came to...

Several of us discussed this recently and came to the same conclusion.
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-30-2018, 10:12 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,301
Posted By JonJay
Don’t be afraid to “relieve” the corners at the...

Don’t be afraid to “relieve” the corners at the trailing edge. You are doing two bends here that intersect: the trailing edge bend and the bend in the tab. That induces stress. This is a bit...
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-30-2018, 08:58 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 7,035
Posted By JonJay
Keep up the good work Otis. I think you have done...

Keep up the good work Otis. I think you have done a prudent job in testing, prudent enough to make your assumptions. This is way more than most do. I look forward to seeing how things pan out.
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-30-2018, 08:18 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,301
Posted By JonJay
It will fly, but what I would not accept are the...

It will fly, but what I would not accept are the poor edge finishes and an obvious crack in the trailing edge radius.
The empennage is your practical practice piece. You can learn quality and carry...
Forum: Propellers 05-29-2018, 08:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,192
Posted By JonJay
Arrow It looks like oil contamination to me but hard to...

It looks like oil contamination to me but hard to tell.
Clean flange and flywheel, check for pitting, marring, scuffing etc... If something is moving, there should be wear marks.
Check tolerances...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-29-2018, 08:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 763
Posted By JonJay
This seems to agree with above...

This seems to agree with above thoughts:
https://www.seastrom-mfg.com/washers_lock.aspx

Great question.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-23-2018, 11:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 540
Posted By JonJay
Really cool! Its a "Van Cave".

Really cool! Its a "Van Cave".
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-22-2018, 08:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,263
Posted By JonJay
Thanks for posting this and keep us up to speed...

Thanks for posting this and keep us up to speed with what you find.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-22-2018, 06:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,263
Posted By JonJay
Michaael - have you measured the wear? I doubt...

Michaael - have you measured the wear? I doubt you can measure it. I believe Cad plating thickness to be less than .001 and more like .0001. Are you sure the wear is the bolt working? Similar wear in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-21-2018, 05:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,362
Posted By JonJay
Some choose to prime with boost pump. It was...

Some choose to prime with boost pump. It was considered standard start up operation for injection. I did this for years. After reports of more than one induction fire, I now start cranking then hit...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-20-2018, 12:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,695
Posted By JonJay
I built for the experience and sense of...

I built for the experience and sense of accomplishment. I enjoyed it to a point, but gave up on my second build, an RV3, as it was the same tasks as the 6 and I just didn’t seem to enjoy the...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-20-2018, 11:19 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 928
Posted By JonJay
I pull hinge bolts at my 500 hour inspection. I...

I pull hinge bolts at my 500 hour inspection. I have only done it once and did not find any wear at all, none, zip, zero.

For cleaning hinges, hinge bolts, etc... while installed, I use LPS-1 then...
Forum: Safety 05-19-2018, 08:13 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,935
Posted By JonJay
Good catch Vic. Wow! Also, for those that don’t...

Good catch Vic. Wow!

Also, for those that don’t know, the Operating Limitations alone are considered the POH in experimental aircraft. You don’t need a “POH” although it is a very good idea as the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-19-2018, 07:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 582
Posted By JonJay
No. The “Blob” that ties the stiffeners together...

No. The “Blob” that ties the stiffeners together on the end has been in the plans for a long time. Gluing the stiffeners to the skin was never in the plans.
The biggest contributor to skin cracks in...
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