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Forum: Safety 06-21-2018, 09:50 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,393
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: 3,393
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: 3,393
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: 42
Views: 12,303
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: 1,248
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: 355
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: 3,586
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: 3,586
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: 799
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: 2,778
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: 2,778
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: 2,778
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: 1,949
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: 533
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: 1,654
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: 5,568
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: 5,568
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: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 06-09-2018, 10:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 362
Posted By JonJay
If it helps, I typically see successful sales of...

If it helps, I typically see successful sales of “new” or recently completed RV’s selling near or below hard costs. Most are “serial” builders typically wanting to get their cash back so they can...
Forum: RV-10 06-09-2018, 10:36 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,400
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: 9
Views: 906
Posted By JonJay
Do you have a list of discrepancies? It might...

Do you have a list of discrepancies? It might help others.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 06-04-2018, 12:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,459
Posted By JonJay
Experimental Exibition works well for relatively...

Experimental Exibition works well for relatively unknown aircraft certified in other countries, one off designs, substantially modified aircraft like racing, etc....
I would suggest that RV’s are...
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-04-2018, 12:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,949
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: 247
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: 2,018
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: 1,949
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: 1,852
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: 618
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: 14,983
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: 1,495
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: 2,039
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: 3,038
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: 2,039
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: 1,949
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: 40
Views: 5,357
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: 1,949
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: 3,038
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: 713
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: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 05-25-2018, 12:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,611
Posted By JonJay
I guess at some point we all need to recognize...

I guess at some point we all need to recognize that we are just custodians of these machines. Good luck with the sale and I do hope you continue to contribute your vast knowledge and expertise to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-23-2018, 11:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 511
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: 1,149
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: 1,149
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: 1,214
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: 1,565
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: 835
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: 3,745
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: 491
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...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-18-2018, 10:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 491
Posted By JonJay
Some early builds suffered from rudder and...

Some early builds suffered from rudder and elevator skin cracks. Applying a sealant as an adhesive was commonly done as a preventative. It was never proven to work.
There where many theories for the...
Forum: Tools 05-18-2018, 04:52 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,325
Posted By JonJay
Ya, sorry, I deleted my comments about HF but...

Ya, sorry, I deleted my comments about HF but didn't do it quickly enough. It borders on politics which is a VAF no no.

Anyway, you are off to a good start with good questions.
Forum: Tools 05-18-2018, 04:22 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,325
Posted By JonJay
Your smaller screws and bolts, #8 and down will...

Your smaller screws and bolts, #8 and down will typically be UNC.
Your larger screws and bolts, #10, AN3, AN4 etc... will typically be UNF.
There are a few cases, especially with engine stuff like...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-18-2018, 03:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,744
Posted By JonJay
I tend to believe most problems with brakes are...

I tend to believe most problems with brakes are simply pilot induced. The stock brakes and wheels are more than adequate for most. Those I know who have had brake fade or lost seal issues;

Mind your...
Forum: Oregon 05-17-2018, 01:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,805
Posted By JonJay
Most of the Museum, Erickson Collection, moved to...

Most of the Museum, Erickson Collection, moved to Madras. I haven’t been there since but was told it is a shade of its former self?
I wouldn’t stay in Tillamook. Too many cows and it smells like cow...
Forum: Tools 05-17-2018, 11:14 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,325
Posted By JonJay
About $5 each and you have a quality tool that...

About $5 each and you have a quality tool that will last and shouldn’t break.
Forum: Tools 05-16-2018, 05:42 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,325
Posted By JonJay
If you are going to buy a tap and die set, and...

If you are going to buy a tap and die set, and use it for other purposes than tapping aluminum for an RV, buy a good set. HSS (high speed steel), USA, etc....
The first time you snap off a cheap...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 05-16-2018, 10:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,906
Posted By JonJay
You’re my hero! You need a new call sign “iron...

You’re my hero!
You need a new call sign “iron butt” .
Forum: Tip up canopy vs. Sliding canopy 05-15-2018, 09:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,006
Posted By JonJay
Perfect! Light weight, portable, stow-able, could...

Perfect!
Light weight, portable, stow-able, could be used for a variety of purposes. Handy weapon in a nipple pinching contest.
Forum: Tools 05-12-2018, 09:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 994
Posted By JonJay
If you have ever broken a band saw blade in...

If you have ever broken a band saw blade in operation, you will understand quickly how important eye protection is. I have seen blades “snake” themselves out of the machine and spring into the...
Forum: Tools 05-12-2018, 08:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 994
Posted By JonJay
You can get away with almost anything for an RV...

You can get away with almost anything for an RV build. However, if you care, the general rule for any material is 3 teeth minimum in contact with the work. This helps the blade track and maintains...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-09-2018, 09:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 993
Posted By JonJay
I use the factory jack points. That is what they...

I use the factory jack points. That is what they where designed for.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-09-2018, 11:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,685
Posted By JonJay
I am surprised it doesn’t take longer on average....

I am surprised it doesn’t take longer on average.
Most of us have good friends we trust that know airplanes, and know our spouses. Mine is very well aware of the directive we have in place and the...
Forum: Oregon 05-09-2018, 11:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,805
Posted By JonJay
Take the Mail Boat (jet boat) ride up the Rouge...

Take the Mail Boat (jet boat) ride up the Rouge River if you go to Gold Beach.

Nehalem Bay State is in the State Park and offers easy access to the Bay and Beach.

There are many options up and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-09-2018, 08:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,685
Posted By JonJay
My estate will be handled by a directive. That...

My estate will be handled by a directive. That directive lists two qualified pilot neighbors and allocates $2500 for each airplane to be distributed to them for the purpose of dealing with the sale...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-09-2018, 08:07 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,694
Posted By JonJay
Anybody know of any RV accidents that the...

Anybody know of any RV accidents that the probable cause was operating above gross weight?
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