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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-04-2019, 07:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,073
Posted By wjb
Very cool Ryan! I might need one of these,...

Very cool Ryan! I might need one of these, myself.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 07-25-2019, 12:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 344
Posted By wjb
Me, too. Ping me if you still need them.

Me, too. Ping me if you still need them.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 07-22-2019, 08:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 649
Posted By wjb
Such great motivation! Keep pounding (or, in my...

Such great motivation! Keep pounding (or, in my case, keep sanding the never quite done cowl) Mille grazie!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-16-2019, 04:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,105
Posted By wjb
Congrats! When you're done with phase 1 and...

Congrats! When you're done with phase 1 and wander out to KHAF, let me know! I should have my -7 build in a hangar by then. Excellent work!
Forum: My RV Build Project 07-12-2019, 09:29 AM
Replies: 420
Views: 94,342
Posted By wjb
Based on my VAF research, people have done both...

Based on my VAF research, people have done both with good success. I thought I'd try chopping up my snorkel first to see if it would work, then if not, build my own. Worked great for me.
Forum: My RV Build Project 07-11-2019, 08:30 PM
Replies: 420
Views: 94,342
Posted By wjb
If you were building a Lancair or VariEze -- an...

If you were building a Lancair or VariEze -- an all-glass plane -- yes, you should be concerned with the proper ratio of glass to resin. However, there are not very many glass components on an RV,...
Forum: My RV Build Project 07-11-2019, 04:06 PM
Replies: 420
Views: 94,342
Posted By wjb
The 5:1 ratio is by volume; by weight it's 5.36:1...

The 5:1 ratio is by volume; by weight it's 5.36:1 for the 206 slow hardener and 5:19:1 for the 205 Fast hardener ... though the data sheet calls out a large range around these for an acceptable mix...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-09-2019, 08:04 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,432
Posted By wjb
No fiberglass help ... oh, the humanity!

No fiberglass help ... oh, the humanity!
Forum: RV-14 07-08-2019, 02:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,123
Posted By wjb
I don't have -14 plans, but the "dimple flush"...

I don't have -14 plans, but the "dimple flush" side will mate up with some other component, and the flush heads will be covered by another piece. Take a look at the plans and see where this piece...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-04-2019, 02:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 11,173
Posted By wjb
It's a 11 degree over-bend, 11 degrees beyond...

It's a 11 degree over-bend, 11 degrees beyond perfect 90. When you release, the flange springs back to 90. The amount of over bend and springback will depend on the thickness of the sheet and the...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 06-30-2019, 07:47 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 35,686
Posted By wjb
Sweet! Welcome to the Bay Area, Hermann! I'm...

Sweet! Welcome to the Bay Area, Hermann! I'm following your flight with great interest. But, you missed the best part: you didn't come to Half Moon Bay. Great airport; You could have checked out...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-24-2019, 12:18 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 318
Posted By wjb
Seems right .. 100% BNC except for the TNC on the...

Seems right .. 100% BNC except for the TNC on the antenna for the GPS-20A
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 06-23-2019, 02:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 808
Posted By wjb
Yup, non pre punched "old school" ;-) Welcome to...

Yup, non pre punched "old school" ;-)

Welcome to VAF and enjoy your -14!
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 06-23-2019, 01:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 808
Posted By wjb
If you're talking about the L bracket and two...

If you're talking about the L bracket and two sheets, it's a baby practice project. Figure 1 show you the rivet callouts, etc.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-22-2019, 08:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,567
Posted By wjb
It seems to me that putting a shim washer in...

It seems to me that putting a shim washer in place to make up any gap would be far preferable and easier than drilling new holes in the axle. It comes in lots of different materials (18-8 SS is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-18-2019, 07:49 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,927
Posted By wjb
Exactly what I did; slowly raise up the pallet on...

Exactly what I did; slowly raise up the pallet on blocks, roll the engine hoist under, suspend. The the real challenge was getting the box off. Lyc's pour-in-place-type foam packaging did a good job...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-16-2019, 12:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 738
Posted By wjb
The exact setup depends on how your throttle...

The exact setup depends on how your throttle cable is routed though the firewall and via the bracket on the bottom of the oil pan. The end of the cable can end end up left or right of "optimum" at...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-12-2019, 08:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 579
Posted By wjb
You need a transponder, so get a GTX-45R and get...

You need a transponder, so get a GTX-45R and get free ADSB WX. No need for an XM enabled PFD/MFD.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-11-2019, 08:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 406
Posted By wjb
Copy the URL in the green box, and then paste it...

Copy the URL in the green box, and then paste it into a post between

..url.. and you're good to go ...

For example: (for url...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 06-06-2019, 07:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,739
Posted By wjb
Let some air of a tire, turn on the hazzards and...

Let some air of a tire, turn on the hazzards and high beams and unbuckle the seat belt and you'll have 4 more lights!
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-05-2019, 07:42 PM
Replies: 1,811
Views: 1,002,684
Posted By wjb
Congrats! Interesting, you seem to have a...

Congrats!

Interesting, you seem to have a pre-built glass flange for the snorkel .. is this the new(er) way? I had to do some serious surgery on my one piece snorkel to get it to fit well on the...
Forum: Safety 06-04-2019, 09:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,376
Posted By wjb
Sure, especially in the valley; always bumping...

Sure, especially in the valley; always bumping around like crazy out there. We have a somewhat consistent sink over a pond at the approach end of KPAO 31; some days it's particularly strong. Also,...
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-01-2019, 09:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 679
Posted By wjb
Here's the view for my 7; same engine and dual...

Here's the view for my 7; same engine and dual pipe Vetterman crossover exhaust. No mufflers though...maybe...
Forum: RV-6/6A 05-31-2019, 05:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,221
Posted By wjb
Pretty much; all the panel electrical goes...

Pretty much; all the panel electrical goes through these connections. Other connections to the back of the panel are mechanical: pitot/static lines, vent ducts.
Forum: RV-6/6A 05-30-2019, 10:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,221
Posted By wjb
This is great advice! I planned this into my...

This is great advice! I planned this into my panel with the requirement that I can take the whole panel out of the plane in 10 mins. I connectorized all the electricals. Pull the connectors,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-28-2019, 07:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,293
Posted By wjb
I'm now #1 on my list, after 1.75 years. Hoping...

I'm now #1 on my list, after 1.75 years. Hoping for one this summer; the bird's getting too big for the nest (garage).

Congrats on the milestone!
Forum: Reviews 05-28-2019, 02:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,021
Posted By wjb
Very sweet looking bird!

Very sweet looking bird!
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 05-28-2019, 10:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,145
Posted By wjb
Out of curiosity, I looked up this value. The...

Out of curiosity, I looked up this value. The RSA-5 manual calls out for 25-50 in-lbs. for the AN805-2 B-nut.
Forum: Safety 05-08-2019, 10:40 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,710
Posted By wjb
Thank you! Looking forward to it.

Thank you! Looking forward to it.
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-07-2019, 08:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 667
Posted By wjb
If you're going to sacrifice the wire (ie, cut it...

If you're going to sacrifice the wire (ie, cut it in the end) the tool works much better if you can slide it over the cut wire. Otherwise, you'll need to force the wire to the inside of the...
Forum: RV-14 05-04-2019, 06:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 942
Posted By wjb
The ones that came with my -7 (ca 2016) have the...

The ones that came with my -7 (ca 2016) have the bulkhead...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-04-2019, 06:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 711
Posted By wjb
Get the red/white tool with the copper-colored...

Get the red/white tool with the copper-colored (metal) inserts. You can often find all plastic versions (usually shipped along with a connector), but these barely work and not for very long.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-02-2019, 07:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,609
Posted By wjb
Also, orange oil (sold as a bike parts cleaner at...

Also, orange oil (sold as a bike parts cleaner at my local shop) works great on adhesives that acetone, alcohol won't touch. Also smells very good!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-30-2019, 02:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 379
Posted By wjb
Just for the folks that aren't familiar with this...

Just for the folks that aren't familiar with this product .. the Dynon D1 external antenna is a full GPS receiver and antenna combination in one puck. It spits out GPS solutions via a serial...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-22-2019, 10:53 PM
Replies: 1,811
Views: 1,002,684
Posted By wjb
Awesome Ryan! You got a co-pilot (pilot) for...

Awesome Ryan! You got a co-pilot (pilot) for sure! Keep pounding!
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-17-2019, 10:36 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 17,677
Posted By wjb
Son of Frankensnorkel, part 3

The top now cured and shaped and ready for glassing. I added two more plies over the top, with about a 2 inch overlap on the seams. I Then added an additional two layers, a bit wider and longer ...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-17-2019, 10:20 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 17,677
Posted By wjb
Son of Frankensnorkel, part 2

OK ... I made the cut; I'm committed now! After the original cut, I trimmed about a half inch off of the outboard section....
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-17-2019, 10:03 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 17,677
Posted By wjb
Son of Frankensnorkel, part 1

Following the ghastly (and very educational) experiments outlined above, I too felt the need to fix my ill-fitting snorkel. The stock fiberglass ended up too far forward and too far outboard for my...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-14-2019, 11:46 AM
Replies: 1,811
Views: 1,002,684
Posted By wjb
Hi Martin, I'm over the hill in Half Moon Bay. ...

Hi Martin, I'm over the hill in Half Moon Bay. Let me know if you need a hand or want to stop by!
Forum: Nosewheel vs. Tailwheel 03-20-2019, 08:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 9,103
Posted By wjb
San Carlos Flight center no longer has a...

San Carlos Flight center no longer has a tailwheel program, unfortunately. The Super D and Explorer are no longer on the line and their main TW instructor moved away. I was a long time member and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-15-2019, 08:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,936
Posted By wjb
I'm doing the same, with ~3" spacing...

I'm doing the same, with ~3" spacing center/center and am using a straight mounting strip. I'm hoping for similar performance!
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-13-2019, 05:54 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 17,677
Posted By wjb
This is how mine fits as well, more or less, and...

This is how mine fits as well, more or less, and I also have a -2 snorkel and same engine. It seems that the outside edge of about 1 inch too far outside (same with the inside edge); I would expect...
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-12-2019, 10:26 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 17,677
Posted By wjb
Clearly, you must be living well and using the...

Clearly, you must be living well and using the correct primer!
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-12-2019, 03:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,129
Posted By wjb
Use a schematic capture package

For a long time, I had access to an industrial-grade schematic capture package (Altium), but not when I started my RV7 electrical system. I decided to go with Visio since I didn't want to go through...
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-10-2019, 07:21 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 17,677
Posted By wjb
Yes! Exactly what I have and is exactly what I'm...

Yes! Exactly what I have and is exactly what I'm seeing ... I was puzzled by everyone who had the snorkel "just fit"; you can't really mess this up given the non-negotiable locations of the servo...
Forum: RV-10 03-08-2019, 06:05 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,001
Posted By wjb
Sika is used all the time by the two seater crowd...

Sika is used all the time by the two seater crowd .. I did my main canopy and rear window with the stuff with great results. No screws!

Sikaflex 295 UV is what is typically used for a plexi to...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-03-2019, 06:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,458
Posted By wjb
Great writeup! Also, thanks for the pointer on...

Great writeup!

Also, thanks for the pointer on the $25 buzz-box (http://www.magnetotimer.com/ ) I got one on order. I was planning on using my EE degree to make one, but for $25, it's a...
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-28-2019, 05:48 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,491
Posted By wjb
P1 - Sealed, MIL-PRF-8805/3 Momentary, Snap Action Pushbutton

I'm quite partial to the OTTO P1 - Sealed, MIL-PRF-8805/3 Momentary, Snap Action Pushbutton

https://www.otto-controls.com/p1-sealed-mil-prf-8805-3-momentary-snap-action-pushbutton

Sealed, rated...
Forum: California 02-26-2019, 07:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,872
Posted By wjb
I'm a bit beyond that, but it's surely "must sand...

I'm a bit beyond that, but it's surely "must sand fiberglass, repeat 10x" Looking forward to joining you all soon-ish!
Forum: ADS-B 02-24-2019, 07:52 PM
Replies: 244
Views: 22,395
Posted By wjb
Go fly, and be proud of your N number .. Mine's...

Go fly, and be proud of your N number .. Mine's now legal; can't wait till first flight.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-22-2019, 07:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 783
Posted By wjb
This is what I did on my 7; I didn't convert but...

This is what I did on my 7; I didn't convert but built it in as part of OEM HW. The whiteish dots on the right side of the vent are the mounting points for stock skin to vent brackets (#6 screws go...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 02-20-2019, 07:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,760
Posted By wjb
Sounds like a fun adventure! I've subscribed to...

Sounds like a fun adventure! I've subscribed to your Tumblr feed for updates .. hoping for CAVU days!
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-09-2019, 10:50 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,398
Posted By wjb
I have my main grounding block in the cabin side...

I have my main grounding block in the cabin side of the firewall, with the stud going through to the front, where I have a short jumper to tie to the battery negative terminal. This is in addition...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-03-2019, 08:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,229
Posted By wjb
This is a good design; I've built many of these,...

This is a good design; I've built many of these, too, with good effect. I've soldered the ground plane radials (downward sloping wires) rather than using the screw method. It will save a few...
Forum: My RV Build Project 01-29-2019, 10:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,512
Posted By wjb
Here's the DanH...

Here's the DanH post:
http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showpost.php?p=984819&postcount=12

I did the same, and used strips of 2024 0.050 x 1 7/8 around the firewall to take the skybolt; no...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 01-27-2019, 07:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,930
Posted By wjb
Love it! Ballsy flying above all those rocks,...

Love it! Ballsy flying above all those rocks, with all the flat spots hidden by the clouds/fog. Seems like a typical summer day at KHAF (just south of SF). Thanks for sharing ... smells like...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-26-2019, 07:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 976
Posted By wjb
Hi Vlad, You're on the right track. You do have...

Hi Vlad,

You're on the right track. You do have the "solder" pins (evidenced by the half moon cutout at the back of the connector). Crimp pins are mechanically better, but, hey, work with what you...
Forum: Tools 01-26-2019, 06:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,401
Posted By wjb
I'm happy to lend tools, especially to locals...

I'm happy to lend tools, especially to locals with whom I interact often (and who can help rivet those difficult spots)

I've had a few experiences borrowing/loaning tools from/to VAFers with...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-22-2019, 10:44 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,396
Posted By wjb
Post Vlad, you need to fly more. Where have you been...

Vlad, you need to fly more. Where have you been with your "experimental" bird recenty? Yea, that's what I thought ;-) ;-) ;-). You haven't been to the moon yet, but, hey, I haven't read your...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-22-2019, 10:26 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,396
Posted By wjb
Somewhere (probably here), someone said that if I...

Somewhere (probably here), someone said that if I ever feel bad about the quality of my rivets, just go to the field and take a look at a 172. So true; some of those rivets are a complete freak...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-21-2019, 07:43 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,974
Posted By wjb
Why not more Nord-Lock washers?

I've been wondering for some time why Nord-lock type washers are not used on our birds. They have a neat design that uses tension in the washer to rather than friction in the locking nut to provide...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-20-2019, 08:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,205
Posted By wjb
Sport Aviation as well! Nicely done Ryan!

Sport Aviation as well! Nicely done Ryan!
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