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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-17-2018, 06:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 429
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, 07:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,956
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, 11:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 334
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, 10:58 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,956
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, 01:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 969
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, 09:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 969
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, 10:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 969
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, 10:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 969
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, 05:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,009
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, 01:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 969
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, 10:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,612
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, 10:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,612
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, 05:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,612
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, 11:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,094
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, 11:28 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,278
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.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-30-2018, 10:19 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,788
Posted By JonJay
Compression tests often will not show a "sticky...

Compression tests often will not show a "sticky valve". I wouldn't rule that out. I can't count how many times members here have reported odd misses and after lengthy troubleshooting, have ultimately...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-28-2018, 02:32 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,931
Posted By JonJay
If you jack your plane at the wing tie downs, you...

If you jack your plane at the wing tie downs, you should raise the tail to keep the jack bolts from side loading. You should also weight the tail to keep it from "flying".

Sam - great job as...
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-27-2018, 03:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,449
Posted By JonJay
I used a commercial spray system. You also need...

I used a commercial spray system. You also need to protect yourself with a fresh air breathing system of some type. The biggest mistake folks make is putting it on too thick. It is a wash primer and...
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-26-2018, 05:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,449
Posted By JonJay
SW P60G. Cheap, inexpensive, weighs nothing. Same...

SW P60G. Cheap, inexpensive, weighs nothing. Same stuff Vans uses on QB's.
While a top coat is recommended, many years and thousands of hours of service has shown it provides very good protection...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-25-2018, 11:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 658
Posted By JonJay
You understand the issue well and are on the...

You understand the issue well and are on the right track.
Many of us custom made the mounting plate to get the desired horizontal alignment. This doesn't help the common plate crack issues, so I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-23-2018, 12:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 803
Posted By JonJay
You might try Regal Aviation. This is what our...

You might try Regal Aviation. This is what our HOA uses. They may or may not have a product for your home and/or property. Our policy is strictly liability. Each home owner carries their own personal...
Forum: Safety 01-23-2018, 10:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 558
Posted By JonJay
As always, excellent write up with pictures and...

As always, excellent write up with pictures and procedures. At 750 hours, I contemplated doing this. I had enough to do for that CI and chose to replace the valve, $53 new, from Vans. My old one is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-22-2018, 11:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,968
Posted By JonJay
It's never happened and there are many examples...

It's never happened and there are many examples of flaps dropped accidently and overspeeds that show the "tapped tubes" to be more than adequate, well past the designed loads. Somebody analyzed this...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-21-2018, 11:08 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,557
Posted By JonJay
Well known issue. I used 3/4 x 3/4 x 1/8 inch...

Well known issue. I used 3/4 x 3/4 x 1/8 inch angle the full length of the flange as the "clamping strip". A little extreme as large area washers seem to work for many.
I also cut the spacers short...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-14-2018, 12:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 834
Posted By JonJay
No need to jump across anything and risk a moving...

No need to jump across anything and risk a moving prop. Use your voltmeter. Remove the starter main power lead so you dont accidently swing the prop. There are two ways Vans system can be wired from...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-10-2018, 08:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,861
Posted By JonJay
Fun to read, thought provoking and creative. Nice...

Fun to read, thought provoking and creative. Nice job Bret. You got me too...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-09-2018, 09:14 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,776
Posted By JonJay
Simply galling Rob. We have little tolerance for...

Simply galling Rob. We have little tolerance for this kind of talk. ;)

Scott - very sorry to hear about the extra engine work. Not a nice surprise under any circumstance.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-08-2018, 10:26 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,748
Posted By JonJay
Very nice.

Very nice.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-06-2018, 11:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,304
Posted By JonJay
If you can find a used Black Diamond industrial...

If you can find a used Black Diamond industrial sharpener try to snag it. I found one on CL for $250 with all of the collets, number and fractional, up to 1/2", on a factory stand.
They still sell...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-31-2017, 05:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,107
Posted By JonJay
Michael - that is a very nice installation with a...

Michael - that is a very nice installation with a high end product. I have done a few similar, low ceiling, hangar/garage applications, where the client had the budget, but most folks don't want to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-31-2017, 10:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,107
Posted By JonJay
Funny! Back at ya. - Love your Spar project. I...

Funny!
Back at ya. - Love your Spar project. I need to get down there. Also need to see Daytons project.
Happy New Year to you.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-31-2017, 10:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,107
Posted By JonJay
Hangar Lighting - The importance of Color Rendering

Hangar Lighting is a common topic discussed here and a very important one for anyone building an airplane indoors.
There are many factors that go into a quality lighting design but one often...
Forum: Tools 12-30-2017, 10:58 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,634
Posted By JonJay
To add to this, there are a couple ways to get 3...

To add to this, there are a couple ways to get 3 Phase out. There are simple and cheap Phase Convertors which are basically some simple electronics and capacitors. These can run a motor at 2/3 rated...
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-27-2017, 08:42 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,456
Posted By JonJay
I am in the camp of "if it ain't broke don't fix...

I am in the camp of "if it ain't broke don't fix it".
I think it was a good question to ask for general education purposes though.
All this stuff just so we can use a switch.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-26-2017, 10:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 933
Posted By JonJay
I believe it is just a piece of nylon or similar...

I believe it is just a piece of nylon or similar material glued onto the fairing.
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-21-2017, 01:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,084
Posted By JonJay
For those considering the fuse block, and don't...

For those considering the fuse block, and don't care about being able to see it (there is questionable to no benefit in seeing the fuses in flight as has been discussed in other threads many times,...
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-21-2017, 10:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,798
Posted By JonJay
I see this issue brought up here a lot. Most of...

I see this issue brought up here a lot. Most of the time the damage is done with a pneumatic squeezer. It is really easy to miss hit.
C-frame or hand squeezers give you better feel and rarely will...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-18-2017, 12:47 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,180
Posted By JonJay
Rob and family still maintain their own facility...

Rob and family still maintain their own facility ( I drive by it all the time) and very much appear to operate on their own path with AFS product line and development, coordinated I am sure with...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-16-2017, 07:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 761
Posted By JonJay
Way to recognize the issue and go about making it...

Way to recognize the issue and go about making it right. That's a good attitude.
This is one area where a template can be useful to check the fit before you fabricate the part.
For some parts, the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-10-2017, 12:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,421
Posted By JonJay
Maybe a slight amount of oxidation, which is...

Maybe a slight amount of oxidation, which is technically a type of corrosion but it looks more like residual offgasing from the plastic protective sheet. Take a solvent and see if it wipes off....
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-09-2017, 08:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,604
Posted By JonJay
What meter are you using? Some digital...

What meter are you using? Some digital auto-ranging meters, like many Fluke meters won't work.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-30-2017, 12:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,678
Posted By JonJay
There is no reason you have to postpone testing...

There is no reason you have to postpone testing your critical things like stall speeds or slow flight. Your engine isn't going to just decide all at once to glaze cylinders. You taxi at low power,...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-27-2017, 05:13 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,948
Posted By JonJay
My goodness Mike. That is really...

My goodness Mike. That is really frustrating.
What haven't you changed that is fuel/air related? Sump? Long shot but if there was a crack or something in that intake internal to the sump?
When you...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-27-2017, 02:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,678
Posted By JonJay
Keep in mind that many of our engines will not...

Keep in mind that many of our engines will not hold 7, even 6, quartz without puking some out the breather. So, until you learn where your stable oil level is, oil consumption can be hard to judge.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-27-2017, 08:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 764
Posted By JonJay
I did the same thing at 9 years. Sent old hoses...

I did the same thing at 9 years. Sent old hoses to Tom and received back a new teflon set.
I recently disassembled the old hoses to salvage the fittings. All of the original hoses where still...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 11-25-2017, 09:46 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 660
Posted By JonJay
Tough to see from the video but it could be any...

Tough to see from the video but it could be any one of us that visit the mountain regularly, but if I was a betting man, I would take a shot at who I think it is.
I have made that hike many times as...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-21-2017, 01:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 388
Posted By JonJay
Cut/punch the round instrument hole. Layout a...

Cut/punch the round instrument hole. Layout a line to match the extra cut out you need. Match the radius of the corners with an appropriate drill and drill holes at each corner. Use a hand held...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-19-2017, 08:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,604
Posted By JonJay
Congratulations. That's a good amount of flying....

Congratulations. That's a good amount of flying. If it is running well, I wouldn't change out anything that isn't required, or recommended by Lycoming. Also, check all your accessories service...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-19-2017, 07:44 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,911
Posted By JonJay
Absolutely. Color temps are very subjective and...

Absolutely. Color temps are very subjective and if your not concerned about interior finishes being rendered as the right richness or color, no big deal if you like it. A hangar isn't usually...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-19-2017, 04:46 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,911
Posted By JonJay
6000K is really really blue. Manufacturers use...

6000K is really really blue. Manufacturers use high color temperatures because they are much cheaper to produce (blue) as they use less rare earth phosphors. Higher color temps are also more...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-19-2017, 03:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 684
Posted By JonJay
Yes. Use the template. That is what it is for....

Yes. Use the template. That is what it is for. You can't really see the tooling holes but they are the center of the rib, or supposed to be.
Forum: GPS 11-19-2017, 03:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 531
Posted By JonJay
I cut off the connectors for a smaller hole and...

I cut off the connectors for a smaller hole and then spliced them back on. This is NOT recommended by the manufacturer but if you know how to splice shielded cable properly and are handy with a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-19-2017, 10:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 759
Posted By JonJay
I find the tail wag in turbulence is just part of...

I find the tail wag in turbulence is just part of the personality of my airplane. It is a non issue.
There are some smoking hot deals on 6's to be had out there. I have flown most RV models and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-19-2017, 09:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 684
Posted By JonJay
Zero is through the center of the wing cord and...

Zero is through the center of the wing cord and the flap tooling holes (center of flap rib)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-19-2017, 09:23 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,911
Posted By JonJay
Hi Bill - it depends. LED's as you well know are...

Hi Bill - it depends. LED's as you well know are a solid state device that operate on direct current. The "driver" is the component that converts your AC power to DC as well as provides the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-18-2017, 10:19 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,911
Posted By JonJay
I have lit hundreds of hangars over my 30 year...

I have lit hundreds of hangars over my 30 year lighting career.
Hangar Lighting technology was predominantly Incandescent, Metal Halide or HO Fluorescent for 50 or more years with relatively minor...
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-17-2017, 07:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,879
Posted By JonJay
One of the biggest areas for making mistakes on...

One of the biggest areas for making mistakes on Edge Distances as Bret warns.
The edge distance here is the critical factor. Double check that the measurements shown layout to give you what you need...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-17-2017, 06:56 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 16,328
Posted By JonJay
For aerobatics- Serg Tankian - Empty Walls Nine...

For aerobatics-
Serg Tankian - Empty Walls
Nine Inch Nails - Closer (don't judge me by the lyrics)
Queens of the Stone Age - Little Sister

Can't play any of it at home. My wife tells me it makes her...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-17-2017, 11:10 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 7,962
Posted By JonJay
I quit counting landings as I had way more than...

I quit counting landings as I had way more than one per flight!
Forum: Propellers 11-17-2017, 11:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 562
Posted By JonJay
You don't necessarily need to rebuild at 6 years....

You don't necessarily need to rebuild at 6 years. It is perfectly acceptable, in my mind and on advice from a known governor shop, to have an "inspection and reseal". This will cost much less than a...
Forum: RV-6/6A 11-17-2017, 10:55 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,510
Posted By JonJay
I have done exactly this, tested the envelope all...

I have done exactly this, tested the envelope all the way. I agree with you. If you want to land at our airpark, tall trees at both ends, 2000' runway, you better not be carrying extra speed....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-16-2017, 01:29 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 7,962
Posted By JonJay
Excellent, perfectly executed, ....

Excellent, perfectly executed, ....
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