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Forum: RV-7/7A 04-24-2018, 04:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 281
Posted By JonJay
This comes up from time to time and you will get...

This comes up from time to time and you will get varying answers if you search including Vanís standard respsonse of ďitís not necessaryĒ. This is why they have historically never supplied one and...
Forum: RV-9/9A 04-24-2018, 08:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 397
Posted By JonJay
Agreed, but that came along after the original,...

Agreed, but that came along after the original, original method ;) ha!
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-23-2018, 03:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 407
Posted By JonJay
I disconnnext the fuel line at the servo and...

I disconnnext the fuel line at the servo and using a catch can turn on the pump until the fuel is evacuated from the line. You will hear the pump cavitate and run dry. You can then service the filter...
Forum: RV-9/9A 04-23-2018, 01:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 397
Posted By JonJay
I did the same but drilled the jam nut, not the...

I did the same but drilled the jam nut, not the rod end bearing. This was the original method recommended to insure the jam nut doesnít turn and loosen.
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-20-2018, 07:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 440
Posted By JonJay
I would encourage you to fix the issue before...

I would encourage you to fix the issue before adding the springs. Do a search for all the scoop.
Adding springs just covers up build/design error and is unnecessary if you fix the underlying issue....
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-18-2018, 10:20 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,719
Posted By JonJay
I refuse to believe that one or the other, slack...

I refuse to believe that one or the other, slack or not, makes that much difference. However, there have been more than one runway departure caused by "pilot induced" oscillation theorized to be...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-13-2018, 11:17 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 167
Posted By JonJay
That is exactly where my JPI sensor is installed....

That is exactly where my JPI sensor is installed. If it is a problem, I wouldn’t know as I don’t have another reference for oil temp.
My instructions, circa 2003, don’t say anything about where to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-12-2018, 04:31 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,892
Posted By JonJay
One cost effective way to put a mezzanine, of...

One cost effective way to put a mezzanine, of sorts, into your pre-engineered building is to use a pre-engineered free standing system. You can pick up used industrial pallet racking systems pretty...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-12-2018, 12:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 913
Posted By JonJay
Be careful. On mine, the fuel pickup screen is...

Be careful. On mine, the fuel pickup screen is right on top of the quick drain. You can't get to the float rod this way. I suspect many with standard hard pickup lines and screen are this way.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-12-2018, 08:08 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,892
Posted By JonJay
Great website and your engineering, estimating,...

Great website and your engineering, estimating, and plans software are very nice. This will give anyone wanting to use an engineered metal building a huge leg up for the DIY'er
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-08-2018, 10:16 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,474
Posted By JonJay
I have had the SD8 as the only alternator on my...

I have had the SD8 as the only alternator on my Bucker for over 20 years. I sent it to B&C a couple years ago to have it looked at, just because, and it was just fine and happy. 8A is all I need for...
Forum: Tools 04-04-2018, 10:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 888
Posted By JonJay
Accuracy of plus or minus 2 inch pounds, or less....

Accuracy of plus or minus 2 inch pounds, or less. Thatís a 4 inch pound spread. . Good enough? Probably.
You can buy a relatively cheap 1/4Ē beam style that is 4% accurate (less than 1 inch pound...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-04-2018, 09:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 661
Posted By JonJay
I would ask Bob if his challenge is limited to a...

I would ask Bob if his challenge is limited to a standard aircraft starter in and part of the overall electrical system.

Transients are present in any inductive load. We may not see them as the...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-04-2018, 01:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 661
Posted By JonJay
Just keep in mind, they are making these...

Just keep in mind, they are making these statements for ďnormalĒ and properly functioning equipment. I am not advocating anybody change what they are doing, but for my simple VFR flight profile,...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-04-2018, 08:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 661
Posted By JonJay
Itís all good until it isnít. Procedurally, I see...

Itís all good until it isnít. Procedurally, I see little to no advantage and leave avionics off on startup and shut them off before shut down.
If your battery is in good shape, it is the best...
Forum: RV-10 04-02-2018, 10:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 656
Posted By JonJay
The mandrel drives out easily. Put the pop rivet...

The mandrel drives out easily. Put the pop rivet in a vice so the jaws support the flange and drive it out with a pin punch. Donít squish the rivet body in the vice it is just a convenient way to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-29-2018, 09:15 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,623
Posted By JonJay
My OP Limits state the notation to be ď in...

My OP Limits state the notation to be ď in condition for safe operation ď, which is how I word it. However, it also states ďor similar entryĒ.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-28-2018, 12:23 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,623
Posted By JonJay
No, I just meant ďat that timeĒ you sign the log...

No, I just meant ďat that timeĒ you sign the log book you ďcertifyĒ it is all airworthy. When the work was done, that day, a week, or months before, you still certify it is ALL airworthy. Sorry if I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-28-2018, 11:33 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,623
Posted By JonJay
If it went into the month "in annual" you have...

If it went into the month "in annual" you have that month to inspect and fly, and it is never "out". If it went into the month "out of annual", you have as long as you like to complete it, but you...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-28-2018, 11:29 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,623
Posted By JonJay
Of course Don. However, you still sign off that...

Of course Don. However, you still sign off that they have been inspected within the 12 calendar months. You are falsifying your records by signing off the CI, even if it makes perfect sense, if you...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-28-2018, 11:11 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,623
Posted By JonJay
That question has no answer. If your OPs limits...

That question has no answer. If your OPs limits state that the CI is to be performed within 12 months per xxxxxxx, that is what it is. The person signing off the CI takes responsibility for the...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-26-2018, 11:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,050
Posted By JonJay
I have used them sparingly wherever I needed a...

I have used them sparingly wherever I needed a smaller profile than crimp connectors and as others have for binding shields.
A heat gun is all you need. Donít use a torch.
Forum: Oregon 03-25-2018, 10:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,077
Posted By JonJay
http://www.weathermeister.com/iphone/premium/area_...

http://www.weathermeister.com/iphone/premium/area_briefing.jsp?homeBase=true&radius=100
Today’s weather. Might be able to fly this afternoon if you dont Mind dodging showers. The problem with IFR...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-25-2018, 09:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,169
Posted By JonJay
How are they using it? Bakelite was popular as it...

How are they using it? Bakelite was popular as it could be molded into shapes. If all you need is some flat stock, almost any insulating material would probably work. You might consider tempered...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-24-2018, 06:03 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 9,816
Posted By JonJay
Sorry Michael - I didnít notice. My install,...

Sorry Michael - I didnít notice. My install, obviously, is for injected.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-24-2018, 03:22 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 9,816
Posted By JonJay
Don’t want to throw off topic anymore, but it is...

Don’t want to throw off topic anymore, but it is a non issue. Coolest place there is in operation and never has been an issue on shut down or hot restart for me. I copied this from several high time...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-24-2018, 02:03 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,752
Posted By JonJay
Ha. Retired last year. Getting dumber by the day.

Ha. Retired last year. Getting dumber by the day.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-24-2018, 12:47 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 9,816
Posted By JonJay
Off topic, but this location is pretty common and...

Off topic, but this location is pretty common and works well. Variants depending on if your brining the fuel line in through the rear baffle or through the inter cylinder baffle. Firewall is fine....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-24-2018, 10:31 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,752
Posted By JonJay
Most folks go from really bad Lighting so most...

Most folks go from really bad Lighting so most anything newer will be a huge improvement. LED technology and quality continues to improve while prices continue to drop.
Still, you get what you pay...
Forum: Oregon 03-24-2018, 10:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,077
Posted By JonJay
If you want to consider something closer to...

If you want to consider something closer to Portland and across the river in Washington State, Parkside Airpark has two homes for sale currently. This is very unusual to have any homes for sale here,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-24-2018, 09:31 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,752
Posted By JonJay
This might help....

This might help.

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=156486&highlight=Color+rendering

There is a LOT of bad and misinformation on most of the hangar lighting posts here at...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-23-2018, 06:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,043
Posted By JonJay
Iím glad mine doesnít leak installed per...

Iím glad mine doesnít leak installed per manufactures instructions. Perhaps someone could call the Floscan folks, who we ever they are, and see what they say.( mines fine and I donít need to prove a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-23-2018, 10:27 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,043
Posted By JonJay
I would follow the manufactures instructions. If...

I would follow the manufactures instructions. If you use a sealant, you take a chance of fowling the impeller, or worse. I do not know what thread type or design Floscan uses in the body of their...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-22-2018, 05:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,043
Posted By JonJay
Mine are fine 750 hours. Iíll research the...

Mine are fine 750 hours. Iíll research the threads attached and see what others are doing. Steel fittings into the Floscan, no issues.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-22-2018, 04:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,043
Posted By JonJay
Yes they are. Do not use sealant. Sealant can,...

Yes they are. Do not use sealant. Sealant can, and most likely will migrate over time and fowl the impeller. Ask me how I know.
Forum: RV-4 03-20-2018, 11:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,170
Posted By JonJay
In your hangar, or a level place on the ramp,...

In your hangar, or a level place on the ramp, push the airplane forward. Get in, apply brakes, then get out and try pushing the airplane again. If you notice dragging, there are good posts here on...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 03-14-2018, 12:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,392
Posted By JonJay
We where up that day a bit down south having the...

We where up that day a bit down south having the $100 hamburger at Independence, then a flying tour around Mt. Hood and back home in southern WA.
You could see most of the Cascades the length of two...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-12-2018, 09:20 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,018
Posted By JonJay
Judging by the witness marks on the pins, and by...

Judging by the witness marks on the pins, and by simply grabbing the caliper, there is a lot more movement than you think. You can't just go by pad wear. There is a reason these pins have a lot of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-06-2018, 06:59 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,271
Posted By JonJay
Sorry for the delay. Missed this. Most paint...

Sorry for the delay. Missed this. Most paint strippers take powder coat right off, just mask off where you don't want to remove it.
There is nothing you can do about the side load unless you...
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-06-2018, 08:30 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,992
Posted By JonJay
To add to this, on my 6, the normal pick up can...

To add to this, on my 6, the normal pick up can be seen without aid thru the drain hole. It should be laying right on top of it.
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-06-2018, 08:28 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,992
Posted By JonJay
I get your logic but when most of us can measure...

I get your logic but when most of us can measure unusable fuel in ounces, it wouldn't matter what you used "out". It is going to be an obvious difference between a partial gallon and several gallons.
Forum: RV-3 03-03-2018, 08:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,949
Posted By JonJay
Check your aileron trailing edge radius. Also,...

Check your aileron trailing edge radius. Also, lay a straight edge edgewise fore to aft and make sure there isn't a bulbous transition near the trailing edge.
Over squeezed or under formed trailing...
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-02-2018, 05:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,904
Posted By JonJay
I hope someone who has done this chimes in. I do...

I hope someone who has done this chimes in. I do know from prior posts that some have used the same attach point for both. Theory being the safety belt was there in case of accidental disengagement...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-01-2018, 07:23 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 21,548
Posted By JonJay
Four years,my fault. I did see Ken the next day...

Four years,my fault. I did see Ken the next day and he told me he was "working on a new secret project". Now we know what.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-27-2018, 09:15 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,271
Posted By JonJay
Interesting. My early kit rudder bar was...

Interesting. My early kit rudder bar was completely powder coated, including the ends, which I had to strip the paint to fit the bearing block.

I have posted before about the Matco spring "issue"....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-26-2018, 09:39 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,271
Posted By JonJay
The standard internal Matco springs are fine as...

The standard internal Matco springs are fine as long as your bolt alignment is good, which is helped by using the long bolt setup, and there is no binding elsewhere.
Vans design puts a side load on...
Forum: COMM 02-26-2018, 09:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 561
Posted By JonJay
I believe that is still the standard if you don't...

I believe that is still the standard if you don't have Blue Tooth compatible headsets.
Most newer players also no longer have hard audio outs due to the prevalence of wireless.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-17-2018, 05:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 553
Posted By JonJay
With practice you can learn to swell the rivet...

With practice you can learn to swell the rivet and use the squeezer or bucking bar next to the river and lightly squeeze or tap the skin then finish the set. It is really easy to ding a flange until...
Forum: Tools 02-12-2018, 06:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,291
Posted By JonJay
Yes. Fish the safety wire thru with long needle...

Yes. Fish the safety wire thru with long needle nose, bring it out, snake both ends thru the driver, grab both ends of wire and push the driver down and twist it up. Biggest challenge is cutting it...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-12-2018, 10:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 768
Posted By JonJay
I am the type that when I messed up, I bit the...

I am the type that when I messed up, I bit the bullet, ordered the parts, and rebuilt or fixed it. I couldn't move on without fixing it right then and now. Just how I work. I can't stand having it on...
Forum: Tools 02-12-2018, 09:58 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,291
Posted By JonJay
I have an 18" safety wire driver. It is a must...

I have an 18" safety wire driver. It is a must have for tight places like prop bolts. Thus far, it hasn't let me down and it's less than $20. Maybe I am missing something about this tool?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-09-2018, 12:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,129
Posted By JonJay
Randy - if your happy that is all that matters....

Randy - if your happy that is all that matters. The FEIT fixtures are on the very low end of the quality and performance scale. They don't meet any modern standards for LED. They don't meet any IES...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-09-2018, 08:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,129
Posted By JonJay
Good advice for a Highbay in a warehouse or high...

Good advice for a Highbay in a warehouse or high ceiling but not for the OP's 10' mounting hieght. The 12000 lumen product would work well.
The wireless control options are readily available in most...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-08-2018, 09:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,129
Posted By JonJay
Always review the product spec sheets to insure...

Always review the product spec sheets to insure the products meet IES standards.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-08-2018, 09:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,129
Posted By JonJay
The Eaton product the OP's electrician is...

The Eaton product the OP's electrician is recommending is better suited for a 10' mounting height. Better distribution and better glare control = better visual acuity.
19000 lumens is too hot at that...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-08-2018, 04:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,216
Posted By JonJay
I found the thick REAL gaskets to be too wide and...

I found the thick REAL gaskets to be too wide and interfered with the baffle edges making a poor fit. The thin OEM gaskets fit well and I have had the same luck as those above. Love them.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-08-2018, 12:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,129
Posted By JonJay
80 CRI is good. Color temp is subjective. I like...

80 CRI is good. Color temp is subjective. I like 3500-4000k. I do not like higher Color temps but some do.
50 FC is what I recommend for general lighting and building. You may need to supplement on...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-03-2018, 09:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,782
Posted By JonJay
Those are badges of honor. Anyone who claims they...

Those are badges of honor. Anyone who claims they didn't make a mistake on their build didn't build.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-03-2018, 09:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,782
Posted By JonJay
Thanks Mani. There are several other very good...

Thanks Mani. There are several other very good resources that us early builders relied on before VAF was a thing.

Vans Build Manual - used to have basic technique, workmanship, hardware guides, and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-02-2018, 04:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,782
Posted By JonJay
Your fingernail will catch almost any depth of...

Your fingernail will catch almost any depth of scratch, so I wouldn't judge off of that. Take a Scotchbrite pad, maroon, and take the scratch out in an oval pattern along the length of the scratch....
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-01-2018, 10:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,275
Posted By JonJay
As mentioned, and noticed, a balanced side by...

As mentioned, and noticed, a balanced side by side will require stick input or trim when flying solo all things being equal except passenger. I don't consider this a "heavy" wing. Some choose to make...
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-01-2018, 10:28 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,591
Posted By JonJay
Way to go! No feeling quite like flying the bird...

Way to go! No feeling quite like flying the bird you built for the first time.
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