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Forum: RV-12 05-17-2018, 01:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,600
Posted By JwWright57
+1 on the reamers they are a great tool I also...

+1 on the reamers they are a great tool

I also got the lightweight air hose, a real wrist saver with the pneumatic...
Forum: RV-12 04-17-2018, 09:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,345
Posted By JwWright57
Deburring spars

Hi all

I've read in the forum that I shouldn't touch the wing spars just use them as is. But man are they a little rough! Sharp edges, tooling steps, etc. Vans guidance in section 5 is to file the...
Forum: Alternative Engines 04-10-2018, 02:20 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,778
Posted By JwWright57
it's too bad Honda doesn't jump in with a real...

it's too bad Honda doesn't jump in with a real aircraft engine. Imagine how awesome it would be!
Forum: RV-12 03-27-2018, 11:15 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 30,186
Posted By JwWright57
I hear you Tony! I had to re-rivet one of the...

I hear you Tony! I had to re-rivet one of the anti-servo hinges and ended up with the rivet tails inside the stabilitor. I cleared them out with a magnet on a long stick and a LOT of fishing around....
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-01-2018, 10:37 AM
Replies: 654
Views: 622,989
Posted By JwWright57
LuckyDuck :eek:- man that looks like a star...

LuckyDuck :eek:- man that looks like a star fighter cockpit lol!
Forum: RV-12 02-16-2018, 11:01 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 30,186
Posted By JwWright57
Kudos to Vans for getting this out so quick

Kudos to Vans for getting this out so quick
Forum: RV-12 02-16-2018, 11:00 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 30,186
Posted By JwWright57
Talking for once procrastination paid off, I'm at the...

for once procrastination paid off, I'm at the point in my build where this is not a big deal. Also, the hinge brackets did seem a little light, so i'm glad to see they are being beefed up!
Forum: RV-12 02-15-2018, 02:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 765
Posted By JwWright57
Cool Wings came today

Hi all - the wing kit came today, any words of wisdom/gotchas i need to know about before I start on them?
Forum: Acts of Charity (using your RV) 01-30-2018, 02:18 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 14,620
Posted By JwWright57
Really sorry to hear Pete, people who are not dog...

Really sorry to hear Pete, people who are not dog owners can't relate to how attached you become.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-29-2018, 11:38 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,416
Posted By JwWright57
John B - funny that you should create this I...

John B - funny that you should create this I started doing it in excel based on a post a few days ago. What might be fun is to see the "A" vs tail wheel comparisons and also the % of incidents per...
Forum: RV-12 01-09-2018, 11:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,254
Posted By JwWright57
Hey Scott - when I was reading the startup...

Hey Scott - when I was reading the startup documentation for my kit it made mention of checking online for future updates. Not to nitpick but shouldn't the most recent plans be those? Not plans...
Forum: RV-10 01-08-2018, 11:23 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,315
Posted By JwWright57
HEHEHE...I'll drink to that :-)

HEHEHE...I'll drink to that :-)
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 01-05-2018, 01:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 8,275
Posted By JwWright57
Seriously sad news, my heart goes out to the...

Seriously sad news, my heart goes out to the family
Forum: RV-12 12-20-2017, 11:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,745
Posted By JwWright57
thanks for all the suggestions everyone

thanks for all the suggestions everyone
Forum: RV-12 12-19-2017, 10:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,745
Posted By JwWright57
Thx Ron, two good suggestions!

Thx Ron, two good suggestions!
Forum: RV-12 12-19-2017, 08:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,745
Posted By JwWright57
Trial fitting the HS 1213 hinge brackets to the F1211 bearings and they are to tight

Hi all, I'm at the point where I'm trial fitting the HS 1213 hinge brackets to the F1211 bearings and they are to tight. They fit when there are no washers included but too tight when there are...
Forum: RV-12 12-12-2017, 08:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,055
Posted By JwWright57
Thanks for the info everyone!

Thanks for the info everyone!
Forum: RV-12 12-11-2017, 02:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,055
Posted By JwWright57
Which electrical tools do I need

Hi all - I'm at the point where I need to crimp the molex pins for the stabilator servo so I need a tool. Besides for that are there other electrical tools I'm going to need?
Forum: RV-14 12-08-2017, 12:19 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,506
Posted By JwWright57
Definitely get the #30 and #40 reamers, a few...

Definitely get the #30 and #40 reamers, a few each, you will use them all the time.

The Lightweight Airhose Kit (Item #: ACKIT) is a must, much better then dragging along all the heavy hoses. I...
Forum: RV-12 12-02-2017, 02:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 823
Posted By JwWright57
thanks guys

thanks guys
Forum: RV-12 12-01-2017, 05:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 823
Posted By JwWright57
Deburring holes in a closed structure

Hi all - I need to add a couple rivets to the stabilator trailing edge (above the hinge line) to compensate for a bad rivet hole. The only issue I see is how do I debur the inside of the hole? The...
Forum: My RV Build Project 11-29-2017, 10:17 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 14,207
Posted By JwWright57
hey JT - what are you using as a filler?

hey JT - what are you using as a filler?
Forum: RV-12 11-14-2017, 12:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,276
Posted By JwWright57
Thx Vic. The plans are great and I also bought...

Thx Vic. The plans are great and I also bought the homebuilder help videos. So I feel pretty good about what i've done already (about 2/3rds finished with the stabilitor)

If I find something that...
Forum: RV-12 11-13-2017, 07:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,276
Posted By JwWright57
inspections

Hi all - from what i've read the only mandatory inspection of the aircraft is when it's completed, is this correct? Where can I find data about the inspections?

Should I get inspections as I go...
Forum: RV-12 11-09-2017, 03:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 684
Posted By JwWright57
Thanks Scott

Thanks Scott
Forum: RV-12 11-09-2017, 02:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 684
Posted By JwWright57
Anti servo tab hinge

Hi all - before I need yet another Anti servo tab hinge someone please give me a " Yes", "no you're crazy" about this;

I'm going to take the new hinge apart, cut one piece to whatever the length...
Forum: RV-12 10-26-2017, 11:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,663
Posted By JwWright57
Where on the website can I find that?

Where on the website can I find that?
Forum: RV-12 10-26-2017, 07:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,268
Posted By JwWright57
Also, am I going to need an edge break tool of...

Also, am I going to need an edge break tool of some kind to put the little lip on the skins where they overlap?
Forum: RV-12 10-26-2017, 07:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,268
Posted By JwWright57
lol, by oopps rivets I mean "oops I messed that...

lol, by oopps rivets I mean "oops I messed that up now I need to drill it out and replace it with another one from the bag." That's followed by "dang am I going to need to buy more of these now?"....
Forum: RV-12 10-25-2017, 12:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,268
Posted By JwWright57
Extras needed beyond the actual kit

hi all newbie question(s);

Are extra oopps rivets needed? How many and what kinds?
Extra AN bolts needed?

any extra hardware you've found yourself buying.....

thanks all!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-24-2017, 01:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,617
Posted By JwWright57
amazing pictures!

amazing pictures!
Forum: RV-12 09-18-2017, 10:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 646
Posted By JwWright57
Thanks Mike

Thanks Mike
Forum: RV-12 09-18-2017, 10:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,500
Posted By JwWright57
You're going to love it! I'm about 2 weeks a head...

You're going to love it! I'm about 2 weeks a head of you and enjoying every minute.

Read everything you can in the forum search about priming, deburring and what tools you need
Forum: RV-12 09-18-2017, 09:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 646
Posted By JwWright57
Regulator for Rivet puller

Hi all - can someone give me advice on a regulator for my Rivet puller?
Forum: RV-12 09-08-2017, 02:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,696
Posted By JwWright57
thanks for the tips, I remember the spring loaded...

thanks for the tips, I remember the spring loaded punch from the sportair workshop it was a great tool
Forum: RV-12 09-06-2017, 03:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,725
Posted By JwWright57
Beautiful '57 Jeff

Beautiful '57 Jeff
Forum: RV-12 09-06-2017, 02:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,696
Posted By JwWright57
I took the SportAir sheet metal workshop in Va in...

I took the SportAir sheet metal workshop in Va in the spring and I've been working on my EAA 309 Rv-9 project so I feel fairly comfortable with the tools and the metal at this point. But I'm sure...
Forum: RV-12 09-06-2017, 01:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,696
Posted By JwWright57
Thumbs up Another new Rv-12 builder!

After probably 20 years of dreaming about it I sent my kit order into Vans (empennage and wings to start).

I had planned on building an RV-9 as soon as my daughter was finished with school (and I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-22-2017, 09:45 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,785
Posted By JwWright57
Amazing photo John

Amazing photo John
Forum: RV-12 08-02-2017, 07:16 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 20,259
Posted By JwWright57
....to follow up, when is Rotax coming out with...

....to follow up, when is Rotax coming out with the dilithium engine? And what is the HP? LOL
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-18-2017, 01:43 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 11,413
Posted By JwWright57
I wonder when Vans will post the specs for the...

I wonder when Vans will post the specs for the new version. I took a quick peak at their site today and didn't see any mention of it
Forum: RV-12 07-08-2017, 11:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,466
Posted By JwWright57
Smile Demo rides by Vic Syracuse

Hey guys I wanted to give a quick write-up of my trip to see the Rv12 and Rv14 at Vic's (the new Vans east coast rep)

I was lucky enough to catch up with Vic (southern Atlanta area) coming back to...
Forum: RV-12 06-22-2017, 08:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,267
Posted By JwWright57
Thanks for all the info guys!

Thanks for all the info guys!
Forum: RV-12 06-21-2017, 08:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,267
Posted By JwWright57
Buying a project

Hi all, there is a project available that looks pretty good and it made me wonder....if you purchase a partially completed project how does that effect your capability for future self maintenance and...
Forum: RV-12 05-30-2017, 02:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 885
Posted By JwWright57
thx for the info Dale

thx for the info Dale
Forum: RV-12 05-30-2017, 01:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 885
Posted By JwWright57
Canopy pivot seems weak

Hi all a few QQ from a future RV builder;

Is the canopy pivoting on those 2 small pins a weak point? Seems like it should be beefier. Also, how is airflow under the canopy? I don't see any gasket...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-20-2017, 03:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,019
Posted By JwWright57
Pics

Thanks for the Pics Joe - they were fantastic!
Forum: My RV Build Project 01-11-2017, 03:07 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 25,821
Posted By JwWright57
Great job on the 120 it looks amazing. And...

Great job on the 120 it looks amazing.

And looking at the second set of skins its amazing how much better the workmanship was......
Forum: RV-9/9A 01-04-2017, 01:20 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,989
Posted By JwWright57
Amazing year Vlad, I loved reading about the...

Amazing year Vlad, I loved reading about the Alaska trip
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