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Forum: RV General Discussion/News Yesterday, 04:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 315
Posted By wirejock
Mil-Spec

If that's not annoying, try and figure out Mil-Spec part numbers. What are they smoking?
Forum: RV-10 Yesterday, 04:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 407
Posted By wirejock
Mentor

+1
Personally, I prefer a Mentor. One-on-one. I love my Sioux 3x and tungsten bars. So much, I rarely use a pneumatic squeezer.
Forum: RV-7/7A Yesterday, 04:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 325
Posted By wirejock
Proseal

Same here. Left it clekoed till the proseal was fully cured then riveted.
Remember the Proseal will take up a little space either side. Same for a layer of tape if that's the chosen solution.
Forum: Painting your RV 01-12-2020, 12:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,275
Posted By wirejock
Kirker

I just started working with Kirker. Thanks Jereme. So far just the EnduroPrime, but I like it. Can't argue cost either. Super cheap compared to SW Jet Flex. Mixes easy. Wet sands in 24 hours. Seems...
Forum: Fiberglass 01-09-2020, 11:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 959
Posted By wirejock
Micro

First thing I did was save three windshield washer fluid bottles. Peel the labels, wash, dry and label them micro, cab-o-sil and flox. Cut the top off a water bottle to use as a funnel. Scoop and...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-06-2020, 06:08 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,201
Posted By wirejock
Fittings

If you figure it out, I would be interested in buying one. I'm building a dryer.
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-06-2020, 04:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 319
Posted By wirejock
Holes

.002" over max? I think I would "Build On" with 1/8" rivets per plan, but ask Vans since it's public now. I the future, drill small and enlarge. Some of us use reamers for the final hole.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-05-2020, 06:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 758
Posted By wirejock
Flamemaster

The Flamemaster stuff Vans sells is fine but I agree. I you can wait till the tanks are started, your stuff will be freshest. That said, mine is years old and I use it for all sorts of non-fuel tank...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-04-2020, 08:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 601
Posted By wirejock
Heat

Thanks. What? Not the primary? My feelings are hurt. Kidding of course. I document so others don't make my mistakes.

Get some heat. I live in the mountains of Colorado at 7,500'. Seems like it's...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-04-2020, 05:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,300
Posted By wirejock
Holes

Drill the holes and pull the conduit if you want it. Lots of builders drill holes, install snap bushings and pull a string. I wanted the conduit but I do weigh stuff every time I "weigh" a decision.:D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-04-2020, 05:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 601
Posted By wirejock
Congratulations

Congratulations. Wish I could offer advise, but I'm building a 7a! :D
Kidding of course. Tons of info on my blog including an Excel Builders Log with a complete 7(a) (both) inventory. Feel free to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-04-2020, 09:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 932
Posted By wirejock
Hub

I would be interested.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 01-03-2020, 05:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 577
Posted By wirejock
VPX

I'm next please if the deal fails.
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-01-2020, 04:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 406
Posted By wirejock
Beringer

Yep. They are pricey but there is a significant weight savings (7 lbs) over full stock set up. They are adjustable with built in return springs. You might ask about the orice without the reservoirs...
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-31-2019, 03:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 406
Posted By wirejock
Fuse order

I didn't change much. I deleted the brakes, wheels, tires and tubes since I had the Beringer kit.
On the Finishing kit, I substituted SC-15 canopy and ordered all canopy weldments bare (no...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 12-31-2019, 10:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 808
Posted By wirejock
Canopy

If it's built, not much can be done without the possibility of cracking the plexi.
If you're building it, take measurements accross the tracks on the forward end and another of the aft top skin where...
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-30-2019, 05:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 895
Posted By wirejock
Conduut

Wise words. After a career in Telecom ("wirejock"), I never pull a wire in without an option for the next.
Our General Contractor and Electrical Contractor thought I was nuts. Blue conduit was...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-29-2019, 01:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 231
Posted By wirejock
Roll bar

The flanges won't matter very much and there's no way short of cutting and welding to get them perfect. I wouldn't fight it. Get the roll bar to fit side to side so they are close to the edge of the...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 12-28-2019, 04:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 610
Posted By wirejock
Waxed lacing

Same here. Snap bushings, Self fusing tape, waxed lacing string or combinations.
Look up lashing techniques for waxed lacing string. If you tie the knot correctly, you can actually cut the wire...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-27-2019, 05:33 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,213
Posted By wirejock
Crowsfoot

Torque from the table. Varies with size.
Use a crowsfoot and adjust torque for the additiinal length of the crowsfoot.
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-27-2019, 04:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 870
Posted By wirejock
Brake bolt

Some builders use a single long drilled bolt, washer, nut and cotter pin on each brake pedal. Helps the pedal move freely.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 12-27-2019, 04:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,202
Posted By wirejock
Extra hole

Vans gave me the same advise on a similar extra hole. Add a hole either side equally spaced. Set a rivet in the bad hole to fill it. If you plan to proseal the trailing edge wedge, just smooth the...
Forum: Primers 12-26-2019, 08:59 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 27,999
Posted By wirejock
Priming

Yes. I did. Anywhere a surface would not be accessible. P60G2
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-25-2019, 11:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 545
Posted By wirejock
Edge distance

Draw a circle around the hole. You want full thickness inside the circle if possible. I think I busted that edge distance on the last hole too. Part was replaced.
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-25-2019, 09:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 545
Posted By wirejock
Edge distance

Looks ok to me but call Vans and ask.
In the future, draw edge distance markings so you can see the no go line.
Forum: Primers 12-24-2019, 03:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,867
Posted By wirejock
Matching rattle can paint

Look for a can of matching rattle can paint. I got one from Flyboys but also found it at a local powder coat shop.
Cardinal Gloss Gray RAL 7035
A-4108-GR230
I think the color is the GR230.
Easy to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-24-2019, 02:57 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,203
Posted By wirejock
Wing tips

If ailerons and flaps are rigged, install the wing tips.
Forum: Painting your RV 12-23-2019, 10:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 483
Posted By wirejock
HVLP

No tips on the paint but a couple on an HVLP gun.
I too prefer paint thin.
You need a good regulator at the gun along with a water/oil separator. HF plastic disposable one works ok. I prefer an RTI...
Forum: My RV Build Project 12-23-2019, 09:00 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,177
Posted By wirejock
Shop

A photo of my shop wouldn't help much. Only one bench stays put. It has the electric tools mounted. The other two EAA benches and airplane parts move as the job requires. That said, I agree with the...
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-23-2019, 07:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,762
Posted By wirejock
Jig space

If you mean how much room between the two wings, I used 3'.
More would have been nice but I was constrained as it was. Keep in mind, you need space each side of each wing.

I built two steel jigs....
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-22-2019, 07:06 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,953
Posted By wirejock
Completed cost

I have a spreadsheet with every penny counted including tax and shipping. I would say, you're pretty close counting the QB extra cost.
Forum: RV-9/9A 12-21-2019, 08:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,132
Posted By wirejock
New project

Happy birthday and Merry Christmas.
Check out my blog. I tried to detail the canopy process. Also, look at installing the Supertracks now while access is easy.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 12-20-2019, 07:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,226
Posted By wirejock
Instruments

I would love any of them and will gladly pay shipping. That said, they do belong in a museum and I won't be broken hearted if they go that way.
Forum: Fiberglass 12-19-2019, 09:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,089
Posted By wirejock
Fairing

Please keep us posted. I would really enjoy seeing how this progresses.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-19-2019, 06:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,313
Posted By wirejock
Mutt muffs

Rob
What brand and size are the ear muffs? Since Mia is a Pug too, the same should fit her.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-19-2019, 09:25 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 256
Posted By wirejock
Rotisserie

I love my rotisserie. No need to climb inside. Just flip and work sitting on a stool.
Once there is a need to climb inside, foward gear is installed. Twi 4x4 blocks are drilled ti fit. Lift the tail...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-18-2019, 09:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,313
Posted By wirejock
Dog licks

Considering all the body parts a dog can reach, not sure which would be worse. Funny how we use hand sanitizers but let our dogs lick. :D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-18-2019, 05:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,313
Posted By wirejock
Anelia

Following this post with great interest.
We have a 3 year old Pug. We named her Amelia because we planned for her to travel with us in the RV7a. She is wonderful in the car but has not flown yet....
Forum: Painting your RV 12-17-2019, 09:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,065
Posted By wirejock
Weight

Seems like it would add weight. Maybe try some samples. Weigh them before and after and compare weight of spray vs rolled finish.
Funny you mention using the garage frame. That's how I primed in...
Forum: Fiberglass 12-17-2019, 09:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,089
Posted By wirejock
Layup

Dan is "The Man" as they say. Do what he says.
I do know the better the form, the less work later. I used copious amounts of heavy packing tape on my canopy skirt. I applied two coats of carnuba wax...
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-17-2019, 07:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 670
Posted By wirejock
Canopy

I did mine in chilly temps in May. Just heat the area before cutting. Actually, I never got above 70. Pretty cold at 7,500'. It can be done. Now I'm working a one piece fiberglass skirt. I would...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-16-2019, 08:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 711
Posted By wirejock
Primer

I would think once the primer has cured, the aluminum underneath can't react with anything. That's kind of the idea and why precote, alumaprep or some other surface prep is used.
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-15-2019, 04:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 975
Posted By wirejock
Reaming

Always clekoed or clamped. As mention by others, drill 1/8" and insert 100% clekos. Usually it's a gap in parts or some slop in the clekos that allows parts to move enough to cause an offset hole.
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-15-2019, 12:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 554
Posted By wirejock
Inventory

Go to my blog (see below). Download the Basic Builder Log. Look for the Inventory tab. Every item is on it including contents of every Bag by part number and formatted exactly as the packing lists...
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-15-2019, 10:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 975
Posted By wirejock
Reamers

As they say, it won't fall out of the sky. Or is it, you're building a truck not a Ferrari.
Whatever. I ream every hole. Typically drill .005" smaller with a drill bit and final dimension with a...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 12-14-2019, 09:23 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,300
Posted By wirejock
Soldering iron

Use a pencil type soldering iron to drill a hole in the conduit.
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-13-2019, 09:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,097
Posted By wirejock
Pilot

Try this.
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B7hyZ-sKQmtrN01tUXdGOWdEUlE
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-10-2019, 09:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 653
Posted By wirejock
Pushrod length

65-25/32" on my plans. I cut them 3/8" longer. 66-5/32".
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-09-2019, 11:57 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 9,461
Posted By wirejock
Dimple nut plates

Same here. I process in batches. Check grip with a tap lubed with Boelube. Usually 2 turns leaves them perfect with enough grip to hold yet not so tight the screw galls.
Diimple the ears with the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-08-2019, 06:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,217
Posted By wirejock
Prestart prep

Mike Bush did a really good Webinar for EAA on first start. Look it up. Worth watching.
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 12-08-2019, 08:19 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 6,910
Posted By wirejock
Condolences

Deepest condolences Tom. Prayers for you and family.
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-07-2019, 10:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 767
Posted By wirejock
Colorado RVs

Jeff
I don't have an 8(a) but I do manage a Google Group. Colorado RVs. Send me an e-mail (signature below) from a Google Gmail account if you would like to join. I'm sure one of our group will be...
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-05-2019, 09:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 455
Posted By wirejock
Rivet gauge

FYI. The hole is ideal diameter. There is a range from minimum diameter.
The notch is minimum height. It should not slide over the shop head. There is a dimension for minimum height as well. Might...
Forum: Painting your RV 12-04-2019, 03:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 832
Posted By wirejock
Jet Flex SB

I'm in the other camp. Jet Flex SB. Used a little over 1/2 of two quarts. Black and Gray so I spent a little more. Both flat. The only caveot is the hardener has a life span once opened. I get about...
Forum: My RV Build Project 12-03-2019, 04:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 903
Posted By wirejock
Builder group

Michael
Congratulations. If you would like to communicate with builders/owners in Colorado, shoot me an e-mail from a Google Gmail account. My e-mail address is in the signature below. I manage a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-03-2019, 12:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,711
Posted By wirejock
Hole saw

Thats how I do it too. Works great.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-01-2019, 02:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,293
Posted By wirejock
Options

Here's mine.
Installed...
-P60G2 inside, Alodine outside
-Wing conduit
-Step kit (modified)
-SC15 tinted canopy
-Sikaflex (no rivets, only one hole)
-Electric aileron and elevator trim.
-Beringer...
Forum: RV-14 11-29-2019, 08:54 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,597
Posted By wirejock
Rotisserie

No plans but several photos. Go to my blog (see below), Fuselage page and run a search for "rotisserie".
Forum: RV-14 11-28-2019, 09:09 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,597
Posted By wirejock
Rotisserie

As soon as it was one unit from firewall to the last bulkhead. I didn't have the top skins on yet but side skins and bottom skins were all fully riveted.
NO. Do not climb in. However, the fuse is...
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-27-2019, 12:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,533
Posted By wirejock
Rivet length

I know the plans call for a certain length but I always measure and use a length that yields a Mil Spec shop head. Never used any of the 3-3s.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-26-2019, 07:53 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,691
Posted By wirejock
Prayers

Prayers for you and Suzanne.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-24-2019, 05:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,389
Posted By wirejock
Epoxy

My mentor building a 3B and epoxies many parts before riveting.
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