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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-14-2018, 05:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,137
Posted By jcarne
Holy smokes what a cool desk Doug just posted!!! ...

Holy smokes what a cool desk Doug just posted!!! Also, I agree, keep it for the scrap, that 0.032 will come in handy for sure.
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-14-2018, 12:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 158
Posted By jcarne
Yep very common question indeed. I like to...

Yep very common question indeed. I like to countersink to flush then go 0.007 thousandths deeper as section 5 mentions. Usually leaves a little gap between the pieces that will pretty much always...
Forum: My RV Build Project 10-12-2018, 10:47 PM
Replies: 256
Views: 37,357
Posted By jcarne
Well I finally got some time to do some priming...

Well I finally got some time to do some priming and painting. Pretty much all I have left now is the seats (which are ready) and the front deck (which is not). ...
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-12-2018, 10:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 161
Posted By jcarne
I drilled mine early while drilling everything...

I drilled mine early while drilling everything else. Bjorn does a good job illustrating the second question. In the end it's not big deal, I had to file my seat skins a little bit as they were a...
Forum: My RV Build Project 10-11-2018, 08:51 PM
Replies: 256
Views: 37,357
Posted By jcarne
Well I have been putzing around a little, but now...

Well I have been putzing around a little, but now that my primer is finally here get ready for the train to start rolling again before winter!

Started fabricating the mount for the ADAHRS unit. ...
Forum: My RV Build Project 10-11-2018, 08:47 PM
Replies: 256
Views: 37,357
Posted By jcarne
Well there is an easy fix to that one Kent, get...

Well there is an easy fix to that one Kent, get back out there! :D
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-11-2018, 07:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 564
Posted By jcarne
I agree with Larry on the Wedgelocks, definitely...

I agree with Larry on the Wedgelocks, definitely a noticeable difference. Also I love having a tungsten bucking bar and pneumatic squeezer.
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-10-2018, 06:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 564
Posted By jcarne
I have tried a few different tool companies and...

I have tried a few different tool companies and found Cleaveland to have the best quality tools. Their prices have recently gone up on a lot of things but still the best tools around.
Forum: My RV Build Project 10-10-2018, 06:02 PM
Replies: 256
Views: 37,357
Posted By jcarne
Thanks Taylor! I'm really truly glad that my...

Thanks Taylor! I'm really truly glad that my build log is doing what others have done for me. Looking forward to some more -6 posts!
Forum: My RV Build Project 10-10-2018, 06:01 PM
Replies: 291
Views: 11,422
Posted By jcarne
Oh wow! Well at any rate if you have to access...

Oh wow! Well at any rate if you have to access the inside for this task it wasn't all that difficult, just took time.
Forum: My RV Build Project 10-09-2018, 06:14 PM
Replies: 291
Views: 11,422
Posted By jcarne
I STRONGLY recommend putting in anti-rotation...

I STRONGLY recommend putting in anti-rotation brackets towards the front of the flop tube exit inside the tank. It caused me problems and I had to assess the inside again after I was all finished. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-09-2018, 05:41 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,700
Posted By jcarne
A short video on deburring alone would answer...

A short video on deburring alone would answer literally thousands of questions.
It seems like no two people really seem to agree on how much is enough and what the end goal should be. This video...
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-08-2018, 07:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 595
Posted By jcarne
I literally just started doing this tonight. ...

I literally just started doing this tonight. Here is what I came up with. This will go between the two J-stringers like many have done. Probably will use little brass screws to make it...
Forum: My RV Build Project 10-07-2018, 09:09 PM
Replies: 256
Views: 37,357
Posted By jcarne
Thanks Carl, glad people enjoy watching the build!

Thanks Carl, glad people enjoy watching the build!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-07-2018, 09:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,821
Posted By jcarne
I wonder if the increase in weight is in part to...

I wonder if the increase in weight is in part to address the light wing loading. I watched a very well done video not long ago about the safety record of LSA vs Part 23 aircraft which attributed the...
Forum: My RV Build Project 10-07-2018, 02:53 PM
Replies: 256
Views: 37,357
Posted By jcarne
Well I got the brake lines temporarily fitted. ...

Well I got the brake lines temporarily fitted. Now I need to sort out the finer details of how to tidy things up. I thought about braided lines for about 5 seconds but then I saw the cost of them...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-07-2018, 09:24 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 798
Posted By jcarne
Wow, if that is true that would be quite a game...

Wow, if that is true that would be quite a game changer to the LSA market.
Forum: My RV Build Project 10-06-2018, 11:49 PM
Replies: 256
Views: 37,357
Posted By jcarne
Well after getting the left landing mount...

Well after getting the left landing mount installed in significantly less time than the right it was time to move on. My primer shipment didn't make it by the weekend so I had to change plans. I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-29-2018, 11:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 695
Posted By jcarne
I get my edges pretty dang smooth. Approach...

I get my edges pretty dang smooth. Approach depends on the part but I always hit it with a soft scotchbrite wheel as a final step. Most of the time I'm using 400 grit sandcloth. In a nutshell, I'm...
Forum: My RV Build Project 09-29-2018, 10:59 PM
Replies: 256
Views: 37,357
Posted By jcarne
Well these two pictures may not look like much...

Well these two pictures may not look like much but it took me about 5 hours to get this guy in. I had to drill some holes, do some countersinking and the likes. One more to go, hopefully I'll get...
Forum: My RV Build Project 09-29-2018, 09:40 AM
Replies: 256
Views: 37,357
Posted By jcarne
Thanks for the tip Bill!

Thanks for the tip Bill!
Forum: My RV Build Project 09-29-2018, 12:56 AM
Replies: 256
Views: 37,357
Posted By jcarne
Well not a lot to show as I have mainly just been...

Well not a lot to show as I have mainly just been deburring stuff. Finding some more Akzo has been tough, UPS managed to completely trash a shipment from ACS and they are now out of stock. Ended up...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-29-2018, 12:42 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,905
Posted By jcarne
I'm wondering this too, these things sure have...

I'm wondering this too, these things sure have been around a long time...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-26-2018, 08:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 321
Posted By jcarne
Yep I have heard the same thing from others so I...

Yep I have heard the same thing from others so I went ahead and did mine before I flipped the canoe.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-22-2018, 03:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 634
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: 256
Views: 37,357
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: 634
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: 1,501
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: 335
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: 634
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: 634
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: 256
Views: 37,357
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: 830
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: 940
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: 803
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: 256
Views: 37,357
Posted By jcarne
Thanks Kent!

Thanks Kent!
Forum: My RV Build Project 09-05-2018, 07:21 PM
Replies: 256
Views: 37,357
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: 1,272
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: 1,495
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: 866
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: 421
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: 1,437
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: 9,329
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: 922,744
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: 688
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: 79,402
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: 79,402
Posted By jcarne
Lookin good man!

Lookin good man!
Forum: RV-12 08-20-2018, 08:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,192
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: 1,530
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: 690
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: 690
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: 256
Views: 37,357
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: 1,065
Posted By jcarne
Now it's working!

Now it's working!
Forum: My RV Build Project 08-16-2018, 05:16 PM
Replies: 256
Views: 37,357
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: 256
Views: 37,357
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: 748
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: 927
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: 1,201
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: 256
Views: 37,357
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: 809
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: 256
Views: 37,357
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: 676
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.
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