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Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues Yesterday, 08:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,506
Posted By JonJay
Yes - it will come out without removing the...

Yes - it will come out without removing the access plate. Locate the sender for correct orientation and mark the cover plate and the access plate with a match line. Practice putting it in before you...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News Yesterday, 11:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 338
Posted By JonJay
Amir - I riveted a piece of angle on the firewall...

Amir - I riveted a piece of angle on the firewall to allow a screw with a large area washer to hold the cowling up on the inner side next to the tunnel. This provides enough support for the hinge to...
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 12-11-2018, 12:13 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,870
Posted By JonJay
Mark - you now just cut the market into another...

Mark - you now just cut the market into another segment. Vans will never do a bush plane unless they have clear direction on what the market wants.
Thus far, all this poll thread has done is shown...
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 12-11-2018, 10:01 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,870
Posted By JonJay
.....and not be a $150-$200k airplane like the...

.....and not be a $150-$200k airplane like the Sportsman.

Folding wings and trailerable without fuss would be a plus just for hangar space concerns.

The market is really quite crowded with bush...
Forum: Probable Cause Documents Discussed 12-10-2018, 04:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,848
Posted By JonJay
While I do practice engine outs, remember, an...

While I do practice engine outs, remember, an engine at idle is still reducing drag by quite a bit vs an engine stopped.
I remember Joe Blank doing full engine out tests over the Alvord Desert where...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-08-2018, 05:06 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,399
Posted By JonJay
Home made out of a sealed LED put on top of a pvc...

Home made out of a sealed LED put on top of a pvc tube and stabilized with a plastic bucket top. $14 each.
I am away but will get a pic posted when I get back next week and a link to the LED product....
Forum: Safety 12-04-2018, 03:17 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,241
Posted By JonJay
"Too close for missles, switching to...

"Too close for missles, switching to guns."

Sorry AC. Couldn't help myself,

"JJ"
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-04-2018, 03:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 855
Posted By JonJay
Steve was typing while I was. I do, mostly, agree...

Steve was typing while I was.
I do, mostly, agree with Steve, however, this is one place I look when evaluating workmanship. I look here because it is one area that tells me how the rest of the build...
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-04-2018, 03:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 855
Posted By JonJay
First off, I don't see any airworthiness...

First off, I don't see any airworthiness issues.
On the tips, to get a better fit, you can take a sanding block with a sharp edge and sand the joint square. This area has a filet from the molding...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-04-2018, 11:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 503
Posted By JonJay
Interesting. That is, or was, the Vans standard,...

Interesting.
That is, or was, the Vans standard, and I assume what most of us are running.
I have only had one cylinder leak at about 700 hours. The cause was obvious as the push rods where scored...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-04-2018, 11:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 580
Posted By JonJay
There is a difference between being cured to the...

There is a difference between being cured to the point it will not be affected by fuel and "fully cured" where by it will be at full mechanical strength.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-03-2018, 10:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 497
Posted By JonJay
You can "stitch" the tear with rib lacing and a...

You can "stitch" the tear with rib lacing and a rib stitching needle. The rib lacing is wax coated and holds up very well over time. With care, it can be done to look purposeful and neat.
I also...
Forum: RV-6/6A 12-02-2018, 06:30 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 217
Posted By JonJay
Raising the rudder bar also raises the rudder...

Raising the rudder bar also raises the rudder cable which might require you to locate and drill new holes for the cable to pass through, at least to a point. Although the bushings will tolerate some...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-29-2018, 07:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 388
Posted By JonJay
Ha! keeps the lookie loos away,

Ha! keeps the lookie loos away,
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-29-2018, 05:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 388
Posted By JonJay
Brake Caliper O rings, a bit of luck, and paying it forward.

I am nearing the end of my CI, left the hangar for a couple days, and came back to a small puddle of brake fluid under one caliper. I replaced my brake pads a week or more ago but never messed with...
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 11-28-2018, 01:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,408
Posted By JonJay
Without seeing pictures, similarly equipped and...

Without seeing pictures, similarly equipped and timed vintage RV6's with o320's seem to be trading in the mid 40's to mid 50's.
The good ones in the mid 40's sell quickly.

These are just my...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-27-2018, 10:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 419
Posted By JonJay
That's what I did Mel. Thanks for the...

That's what I did Mel. Thanks for the clarification.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-27-2018, 10:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 419
Posted By JonJay
Aerobatic maneuvers do need to be in there if you...

Aerobatic maneuvers do need to be in there if you intend to operate your aircraft in that manner. It is a simple statement that you did them and didn't die.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-27-2018, 10:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,143
Posted By JonJay
Well, I am a tool nut and never met a tool I...

Well, I am a tool nut and never met a tool I didn't like.
However, my airplanes are built to WWII standards. As I have posted elsewhere, a good neat safety wire job is a sense of pride for me, takes...
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-27-2018, 09:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 598
Posted By JonJay
Actually, the inrush current in most LED drivers...

Actually, the inrush current in most LED drivers is HUGE! The circuit behaves like a dead short. However, the duration of the inrush is very, very short, so your circuit protection typically won’t be...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-27-2018, 09:33 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,928
Posted By JonJay
Even within a given manufacturer there are...

Even within a given manufacturer there are conflicts.
The Cleveland Brake series on my RV “require”’safety wire per their instructions and they supply drilled bolts. So, I do.
The Cleveland Brake...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-24-2018, 07:01 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,379
Posted By JonJay
If you choose a CB, make sure it is a quality...

If you choose a CB, make sure it is a quality unit with a high interupt capacity. You don’t want a CB to fail closed.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-23-2018, 11:57 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,379
Posted By JonJay
Many folks use a Circuit Breaker, typically panel...

Many folks use a Circuit Breaker, typically panel mounted. You can look back thru this thread for all of the discussions, pros/cons.
This Blue Sea Circuit Breaker is actually better than most as its...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-23-2018, 11:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 449
Posted By JonJay
Edge distance for fasteners, hole spacing for...

Edge distance for fasteners, hole spacing for bolts and rivets, etc... are defined structural standards whereby engineering has been done to account for scenarios, like upsizing or adding rivets. You...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-22-2018, 10:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 337
Posted By JonJay
This is exactly how mine has been set up from day...

This is exactly how mine has been set up from day one. Years later, it is still an effective package for my VFR cross country trips.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-20-2018, 03:53 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,976
Posted By JonJay
I had a great experience at Dodge County as well...

I had a great experience at Dodge County as well although it was several years ago. I just stopped to wait out the air show then joined the Congo line.
Forum: RV-6/6A 11-19-2018, 07:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,184
Posted By JonJay
Oh good. I should have re-read thru the SB....

Oh good. I should have re-read thru the SB. Didn’t mean to alarm anybody.
I do the same on the HS Stab Spar SB. Still looking for cracks that haven’t happened and the cure can sometimes be worse than...
Forum: RV-6/6A 11-19-2018, 10:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,184
Posted By JonJay
Great project and loads of fun for the money. It...

Great project and loads of fun for the money.

It does not appear that all of the SB for floor mounted rudder has been done.
You will want to review the SB, available on Vans site, right...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-18-2018, 07:56 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 11,534
Posted By JonJay
Conspiracy theory? Steve, really. The Feds have...

Conspiracy theory? Steve, really.
The Feds have limited budget to analyze GA accidents that affect a very few people and pose very little public risk.

These unfortunate people flew into a group of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-17-2018, 10:51 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 11,534
Posted By JonJay
Thanks Bill. Fair enough.

Thanks Bill. Fair enough.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-17-2018, 07:15 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 11,534
Posted By JonJay
Your hinting it could have been a rudder failure?...

Your hinting it could have been a rudder failure?
To my knowledge there have been two or three tail departures over 10k plus aircraft. All attributed to gross over speed of the airplane.

If I was...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-17-2018, 09:49 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 11,534
Posted By JonJay
Regardless of the errors in the report and...

Regardless of the errors in the report and probably some false assumptions, the accident wasn't caused by an airframe design failure, pilot error, recklessness, or other cause that anyone could...
Forum: RV-12 11-17-2018, 09:31 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,215
Posted By JonJay
Glad to see you have a path to resolution...

Glad to see you have a path to resolution John.
Give me a call if you need some grunt as we spoke on the phone.

Looks like another Gorge wind event today. It's strange that we had no wind here and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-16-2018, 05:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 660
Posted By JonJay
Hi Kay - I run my shunt as a charge/discharge...

Hi Kay - I run my shunt as a charge/discharge meter and not as a load meter and don't have my original load calcs handy. However, most run a 60A alternator which provides more than enough power for...
Forum: RV-6/6A 11-16-2018, 01:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,019
Posted By JonJay
Good job Trent! I like your tool.

Good job Trent!
I like your tool.
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-15-2018, 01:31 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,045
Posted By JonJay
I like how you word this. A simple tool as a...

I like how you word this. A simple tool as a starting point at the very least.
Forum: Safety 11-15-2018, 11:44 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,132
Posted By JonJay
Weather is like my Archery Elk hunting. I am...

Weather is like my Archery Elk hunting. I am really good at telling you where the Elk have been. Not so good at telling you where they are now, or where they will be later.
As mentioned earlier, use...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-15-2018, 11:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 910
Posted By JonJay
Lots of discussions you can search for here, with...

Lots of discussions you can search for here, with lots of opinions.
From what I have read, unless you are operating at mid 200’s or below for long periods of time, for hours, pipeline survey, etc......
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-15-2018, 10:22 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,045
Posted By JonJay
Wing/Aileron Template

In the day, Vans supplied a full sized drawing of the wing profile, including the aileron. You where instructed to use the template, and plywood from your shipping crate, to make a simple hinged...
Forum: RV-6/6A 11-14-2018, 04:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,019
Posted By JonJay
Vans allows a certain amount of sweep tolerance....

Vans allows a certain amount of sweep tolerance. It used to be 1/2”. Check your plans. I have one of the first QB fuselages whereby I built the wings and sent them the Center section. They built it...
Forum: RV-6/6A 11-10-2018, 04:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,019
Posted By JonJay
I think I understand what you are saying, and...

I think I understand what you are saying, and yes, if there is no edge you don't have edge distance to be concerned with on the "inside" as you reference. However, you need enough clearance to get a...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-07-2018, 08:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,588
Posted By JonJay
There is no reason a simple angle has to have any...

There is no reason a simple angle has to have any bow to it. If they do, manipulate them with hand seamers or reform them over the edge of a board.
They should straighten easily.
However, you...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-07-2018, 09:50 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,809
Posted By JonJay
I went nine years 685 hours on my 303's. I know...

I went nine years 685 hours on my 303's. I know folks who have gone much longer, but youre taking your chances. Mine where still in great shape. I cut a couple open for inspection.
I package up the...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-07-2018, 09:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 479
Posted By JonJay
That makes sense. It is possible the crack I saw...

That makes sense. It is possible the crack I saw after a 1/4 turn was already there and not induced by turning the B-nut.
I also discovered the injector body was only finger tight. I may have...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-06-2018, 07:06 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,289
Posted By JonJay
Fair enough Walt. You where asked for your...

Fair enough Walt. You where asked for your opinion. Nothing wrong with that.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-06-2018, 03:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 479
Posted By JonJay
Injection line stuck to B-nut

Here's a new one, and from the very experienced engine builders and mechanics, a new one for those I talked too.
While removing one of my injectors, I noticed some resistance above the normal break...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-06-2018, 03:41 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,289
Posted By JonJay
Talk to Stien before you throw away your...

Talk to Stien before you throw away your switches. He may have a different opinion and has probably installed and serviced more switches than much of VAF combined. He isn't known for selling...
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-05-2018, 02:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,474
Posted By JonJay
2024 T3 doesn't form very well. It doesn't like...

2024 T3 doesn't form very well. It doesn't like to be manipulated like some alloys. So, it may be possible to repair, but as others suggest, it might be easier to replace the skin.
Read up on how to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-04-2018, 08:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 821
Posted By JonJay
If it came from Vans as a QB fuselage and or...

If it came from Vans as a QB fuselage and or wing, they are all primed with P60G, which is a slightly different product than in the States as it has a grayish sheen, not greenish.
It is very subtle...
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-04-2018, 08:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,238
Posted By JonJay
Great. That's why we start with the empennage....

Great. That's why we start with the empennage. Good for you to seek advice before moving on.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-02-2018, 02:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 434
Posted By JonJay
I did, but it was very obvious where the piston...

I did, but it was very obvious where the piston rod had worn and compromised the seal. Perhaps there is more than one issue that can cause these to leak.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-02-2018, 12:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,289
Posted By JonJay
Lost question. Probably. Some early 3’s used...

Lost question. Probably. Some early 3’s used taper pins. The amount of work to make that happen would be HUGE.

Michael - how is it going?

Based on your thread I pulled a couple spar bolts. I see...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-02-2018, 12:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 434
Posted By JonJay
Soooo much easier doing it from the bottom. Do a...

Soooo much easier doing it from the bottom. Do a search and you can find lots of good advice.
When you rebuilt your cylinders, did you replace the rods? They wear due to the poor symmetry of Vans...
Forum: RV-14 11-02-2018, 09:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 975
Posted By JonJay
If you question it and want to be sure, take 400...

If you question it and want to be sure, take 400 grit wet/dry sandpaper and make a quick pass on the back side. That’s all it takes if it takes anything.
This also works for holes that you can’t get...
Forum: RV-4 11-02-2018, 09:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 659
Posted By JonJay
I have done this also, however, last time I just...

I have done this also, however, last time I just split the grommet. So much easier and you can not tell it was cut. Seems to be sealed well enough. No air leaks.
If you don’t split the grommet, a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-02-2018, 09:24 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,663
Posted By JonJay
I was in a partnership many years ago. I ended up...

I was in a partnership many years ago. I ended up buying my partner out. I wouldn’t recommend it. Too many stories to tell here.
Two of my golf buddies, newly minted pilots, partnered on a 172RG. One...
Forum: RV-4 11-02-2018, 09:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 659
Posted By JonJay
Same here however the hole in the fuselage for...

Same here however the hole in the fuselage for the main fuel line is 1” so you can get the fittings through. The rubber grommet lends itself better at that location.
Forum: RV-4 11-01-2018, 10:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 659
Posted By JonJay
Never thought of fabricating the line with the...

Never thought of fabricating the line with the grommet installed. Most just slice one side of the grommet and push it over the line.
The fittings will go through the holes allowing you to fabricate...
Forum: RV-6/6A 11-01-2018, 10:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 698
Posted By JonJay
Little reason to make any connections in the wing...

Little reason to make any connections in the wing root area. Leave enough wire to allow connections to be made under the seat pan.
The odds of ever needing to take off the wings = next to zero.
The...
Forum: Probable Cause Documents Discussed 10-31-2018, 10:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,483
Posted By JonJay
The important point for sure is you checked!

The important point for sure is you checked!
Forum: RV-4 10-31-2018, 08:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 806
Posted By JonJay
Good advice given. Ideally, you want the bottom...

Good advice given.
Ideally, you want the bottom skin of the flap to rest against the bottom of the fuselage when flaps are retracted. I got lucky and mine fit without any fuss.
As others, I have...
Forum: Probable Cause Documents Discussed 10-31-2018, 08:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,483
Posted By JonJay
With all due respect, they didn't loosen, from...

With all due respect, they didn't loosen, from vibration, they loosened because they where not torqued correctly.
However, your point is well taken. Take the cowl off and put a wrench on everything.
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