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Forum: My RV Build Project Yesterday, 10:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 210
Posted By kiljoy
Ditto what’s been said about the class. Couldn’t...

Ditto what’s been said about the class. Couldn’t have helped me more. It really gave me the confidence to order my empennage kit within a week of the class.

I only wish they’d stay in town for a...
Forum: RV-14 10-16-2018, 07:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 657
Posted By kiljoy
I'm at the point I can rivet on my bottom skins...

I'm at the point I can rivet on my bottom skins whenever I want to... they're deburred, drilled, dimpled, primed, blah blah etc etc... but I'm not (yet).

Why do it now? Sure I have everything...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-09-2018, 09:27 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,733
Posted By kiljoy
I'd love to see a video of top 10 things to NOT...

I'd love to see a video of top 10 things to NOT do while building a Vans. Things like.... 'I know you see this problem in two non mating surfaces that should mate... I know you think you can fix...
Forum: Primers 09-14-2018, 08:49 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,432
Posted By kiljoy
+! on Duplicolor rattle can for internal priming....

+! on Duplicolor rattle can for internal priming. If you can wait and prime post dimpling, etc then I love the can. The only hard part is while its dry to the touch in 5 minutes the waiting the 3...
Forum: RV-14 08-26-2018, 11:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,650
Posted By kiljoy
I want to know about that paint job on 30P.

I want to know about that paint job on 30P.
Forum: California 08-18-2018, 11:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,184
Posted By kiljoy
The Port of Oakland who controls the airport has...

The Port of Oakland who controls the airport has been trying to levy landing fees from planes for a while now. The port has tolerated GA's existence at the airport but they'd much rather have a bunch...
Forum: California 08-15-2018, 10:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,184
Posted By kiljoy
We fly out of KOAK (Oakland) and its a snap to...

We fly out of KOAK (Oakland) and its a snap to get out of here and onto a bay tour. If you're coming from the south you can skirt around Bravo over the bay just stay at 1100 feet. My friend used to...
Forum: RV-14 07-25-2018, 08:52 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 711
Posted By kiljoy
She looks great. How'd the speed pick up with the...

She looks great. How'd the speed pick up with the pants on?

Out of curiosity, how are you managing the engine break-in along with the phase 1 testing?
Forum: RV-14 07-15-2018, 07:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 604
Posted By kiljoy
Dennis I had the same thing happen to me. I...

Dennis I had the same thing happen to me. I didn't know I had the wrong piece until I started fabricating the pushrod and they fit over (and not really 'fit' but seemed like they could be forced...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-27-2018, 09:13 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,082
Posted By kiljoy
Congratulations on the first flight! How does she...

Congratulations on the first flight! How does she handle on climb out?

- Kilroy
Forum: California 06-05-2018, 08:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,375
Posted By kiljoy
In Tracy do they mean Richard Ortenheim at...

In Tracy do they mean Richard Ortenheim at Skyview? I take our club planes over to him whenever our mechanic is out of town. He's good and thorough though I don't know if he does experimental...
Forum: California 05-08-2018, 07:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,406
Posted By kiljoy
I'm at Oakland Airport and we have two different...

I'm at Oakland Airport and we have two different hangar types. There's the newer ones that has a very short waiting list but have no power unless you're next to a light pole and don't mind jerry...
Forum: RV-12 05-07-2018, 10:04 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,549
Posted By kiljoy
The silver looks really good Paul!!!

The silver looks really good Paul!!!
Forum: RV-14 04-20-2018, 10:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 6,092
Posted By kiljoy
One other thing about that bulletin. You find...

One other thing about that bulletin. You find with the new bracket in place (if you followed the directions and already had the 470 rivets) that you need to either change to 426 rivets, or shave off...
Forum: RV-14 03-24-2018, 07:15 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 51,255
Posted By kiljoy
Can't put this piece on a shelf

I'm deep into the tailcone. This is a fun chapter. Thank you Van's for the excellently prepared wiring harnesses!

http://www.halie.com/scale/70/ouU.jpg
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-15-2018, 09:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,943
Posted By kiljoy
I was tempted to have that done on my engine. In...

I was tempted to have that done on my engine. In order to make sure it was viable I talked to Lycoming about doing that do one of our club planes first. Lycoming's reaction wasn't what I expected. I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-09-2018, 07:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,325
Posted By kiljoy
I get to use my flying club's hangar to build my...

I get to use my flying club's hangar to build my RV. I get to do so as the club's maintenance officer. My excuse for being at the airport so much is I have 130+ pilots I'm trying to keep alive.

:D
Forum: RV-14 03-05-2018, 09:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,099
Posted By kiljoy
I found unfortunately that the trick to sealant...

I found unfortunately that the trick to sealant is practice. It took me a while but one of the things I learned with my first tank is when sealing over rivet shop heads was to dab some sealant on top...
Forum: RV-14 01-26-2018, 09:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,236
Posted By kiljoy
Welcome Mike, Just wait until you start working...

Welcome Mike,

Just wait until you start working with J-channel material and dimple it. It puts the a bow on the J-channel. You don't think it'd ever fit but it gently bends back to straight.
Forum: My RV Build Project 01-25-2018, 07:29 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 20,733
Posted By kiljoy
Rear Sparring

Hi all,

So I've been lucky and have had an over abundance of time the last couple of weeks to work on the left wing a little bit more. I've gotten the ribs on, the rear spar on along with the...
Forum: RV-14 01-15-2018, 09:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,668
Posted By kiljoy
I would be interested in that myself as I won't...

I would be interested in that myself as I won't have mags on the back and was curious as to the spacing.
Forum: My RV Build Project 01-14-2018, 10:59 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 20,733
Posted By kiljoy
Okay so the holidays are over finally and it's...

Okay so the holidays are over finally and it's time to get back to work on the plane!!! Over the holidays
I had a nice time back home in the south with my dad and siblings. I shot a couple of deer,...
Forum: My RV Build Project 12-18-2017, 03:13 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 20,733
Posted By kiljoy
Very true. I'll adjust it tomorrow and refill the...

Very true. I'll adjust it tomorrow and refill the tank.
Forum: My RV Build Project 12-18-2017, 12:16 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 20,733
Posted By kiljoy
Hi everybody, Since we last spoke the tank...

Hi everybody,

Since we last spoke the tank sealant has cured enough that I felt comfortable filling it up with
water and leak testing it! Our hangars only have a couple of places with a water hose...
Forum: RV-14 12-13-2017, 03:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,844
Posted By kiljoy
http://halie.com/scale/50/oTb.jpg

http://halie.com/scale/50/oTb.jpg
Forum: My RV Build Project 12-11-2017, 10:40 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 20,733
Posted By kiljoy
Hi everybody, So I received a new supply of tank...

Hi everybody,

So I received a new supply of tank sealant from Vans and continued on with the left fuel tank.
Here is a snap of the fuel sender temp installation into the tank. That wire holding the...
Forum: My RV Build Project 12-09-2017, 11:14 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 20,733
Posted By kiljoy
Thanks and I appreciate it! Logging this whole in...

Thanks and I appreciate it! Logging this whole in video starts to feel like, 'aw ****... I gotta find the camera, get the memory card, bring it with you, record everything, etc etc' EVERY time you...
Forum: My RV Build Project 12-04-2017, 08:51 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 20,733
Posted By kiljoy
LOL. Well I'm lucky I live 5 minutes max from my...

LOL. Well I'm lucky I live 5 minutes max from my hangar, I'm there a lot because I'm the maintenance officer for my flying club and I love working on this project so much I steal every single second...
Forum: My RV Build Project 12-01-2017, 11:09 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 20,733
Posted By kiljoy
Tanks for the memories

I didn't realize that I hadn't made an update post in a while so I thought it important to put one in!
Firstly I'd like to thank the people of Amsterdam for their hospitality! My wife and I took a 2...
Forum: RV-14 11-18-2017, 09:57 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 9,592
Posted By kiljoy
Links or it doesn't exist :D

Links or it doesn't exist :D
Forum: RV-14 11-17-2017, 10:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 9,592
Posted By kiljoy
I've been in IT for almost 25 years. The idea of...

I've been in IT for almost 25 years. The idea of blogging or doing ANY kind of work outside of my 9-5 IT job relating to blogging or web design makes me break out in hives. The best I can do is sped...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-09-2017, 10:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,663
Posted By kiljoy
We're married to the same person?! The only time...

We're married to the same person?! The only time my wife refers to it as, 'our plane' is when I threaten to move us and she says, 'but where would you build OUR plane?'
Forum: My RV Build Project 10-18-2017, 02:32 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 20,733
Posted By kiljoy
One flap mostly down

Hello all,

So I finally found time to make headway on the left flap. After a couple of days of deburring duty I found myself ready to prime and dimple. Everything there went normal. I did have to do...
Forum: My RV Build Project 10-09-2017, 09:58 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 20,733
Posted By kiljoy
Let the flaps begin

So I've started the flaps chapter (ch. 21). Its a relatively straight forward build. There seems to be a few more pop rivets than usual but the deburring is the same.

Here are the first set of...
Forum: My RV Build Project 10-06-2017, 09:16 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 20,733
Posted By kiljoy
Not much to report here. Ailerons are still...

Not much to report here. Ailerons are still finished. I've begun the scrape, scrape, screech, screech with the flap parts.

I did have a visit from a new friend, Nate. He wanted to come by and see...
Forum: My RV Build Project 10-03-2017, 10:30 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 20,733
Posted By kiljoy
I've finally finished off both of the ailerons....

I've finally finished off both of the ailerons. Once I redid the top skin for the right aileron everything fell into place nicely. I've now just started in on the flaps. There aren't many pieces...
Forum: My RV Build Project 09-28-2017, 11:59 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 20,733
Posted By kiljoy
Ironically that's exactly what I did to my rudder...

Ironically that's exactly what I did to my rudder skin as well!
Forum: RV-14 09-26-2017, 09:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,778
Posted By kiljoy
Congratulations!!! I'm now busy mass reading your...

Congratulations!!! I'm now busy mass reading your blog!
Forum: My RV Build Project 09-26-2017, 04:27 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 20,733
Posted By kiljoy
Aileron work continues. I've gotten the left one...

Aileron work continues. I've gotten the left one completed and I've just got a box from vans containing the replacement aileron top skin for the right aileron. Why do I need a replacement aileron...
Forum: RV-14 09-23-2017, 09:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,763
Posted By kiljoy
Van's does some dimpling for us on occasion. I...

Van's does some dimpling for us on occasion. I for one welcome our new preemptively dimpling overlords.
Forum: My RV Build Project 09-19-2017, 12:55 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 20,733
Posted By kiljoy
Another week.. more deburring

So aileron work continues. Nothing very exciting really. Deburr, deburr, deburr. Here are the next few videos in the series....
Forum: RV-14 09-15-2017, 10:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,264
Posted By kiljoy
Congratulations! It's so much fun! Get extra...

Congratulations! It's so much fun!

Get extra cleco pliers!
Forum: My RV Build Project 09-15-2017, 10:55 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 20,733
Posted By kiljoy
I've been continuing work on the ailerons this...

I've been continuing work on the ailerons this week. I finally got the correct bits and have made the counterweights succumb to the cobalt! After completing the stiffeners I've finished the left...
Forum: My RV Build Project 09-11-2017, 12:29 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 20,733
Posted By kiljoy
So the last week has been interesting. I had...

So the last week has been interesting. I had taken the week off in hopes of rest and recuperation. Instead it was frantic work and trying to get my head wrapped around the responsibilities of being a...
Forum: My RV Build Project 09-06-2017, 11:33 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 20,733
Posted By kiljoy
Because my life isn't complex enough

Hi all,

So I've polished off most of the elevators. The leading edges are done. I learned from my rudder experience and these went down very smoothly. I only accidentally put the lower skins on top...
Forum: My RV Build Project 08-30-2017, 11:20 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 20,733
Posted By kiljoy
I've had hardly anytime to work on the plane the...

I've had hardly anytime to work on the plane the last week mostly because I was blocked by not having enough double sided tape. Got the elevator's trailing edges taped in, foam ribs sealed in and the...
Forum: My RV Build Project 08-23-2017, 10:25 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 20,733
Posted By kiljoy
Unblocked, blocked again then wings!

So I finally got the steel for the special bucking bar for the elevator rear spar. Finished up as much of the elevators as I could and then realized I didn't have enough tape for the trailing edges....
Forum: RV-14 08-21-2017, 09:22 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 38,373
Posted By kiljoy
That is one beautiful plane! Can't wait to hear...

That is one beautiful plane! Can't wait to hear how she flies!

- Kilroy
Forum: My RV Build Project 08-18-2017, 10:21 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 20,733
Posted By kiljoy
After my horribly humbling experience of cocking...

After my horribly humbling experience of cocking up my elevator assembly I set about looking for whatever I could take care of on my elevators while waiting for my steel to arrive to fashion my...
Forum: My RV Build Project 08-14-2017, 04:25 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 20,733
Posted By kiljoy
I'm tired of always being behind

Okay I know I posted yesterday but I was so backed up with stupid video files I just got tired of being that far behind so here are the rest of the processed video feed I have. WHEW!!!!

Included in...
Forum: My RV Build Project 08-13-2017, 09:17 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 20,733
Posted By kiljoy
Hi all, I'm back from a wonderful weekend at the...

Hi all,

I'm back from a wonderful weekend at the Boonville airport day and fly in, camping, meteor shower watching, wine drinking, hangar talking, cold shower taking, wine drinking, aviation...
Forum: My RV Build Project 08-07-2017, 10:16 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 20,733
Posted By kiljoy
Elevator work continues. Moching up the structure...

Elevator work continues. Moching up the structure then breaking down for deburring, priming and dimpling.

My wings should be here by the end of the month. I'm having a hard time deciding if I should...
Forum: My RV Build Project 08-04-2017, 08:58 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 20,733
Posted By kiljoy
Get to the ELEVATOR!!!

Hi all,

I forget that every 8 hour weekend day that I work on the plane I wind up generating enough sped up video for 5 segments. These things are piling up and they take up a LOT of drive...
Forum: My RV Build Project 07-31-2017, 11:59 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 20,733
Posted By kiljoy
Oh I did. I found doing them in sections from the...

Oh I did. I found doing them in sections from the top down was the easiest. To me the really hard part was getting the two skins overlapping by hand to cleco them together.
Forum: My RV Build Project 07-31-2017, 09:12 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 20,733
Posted By kiljoy
Rudder metal work DONE

Hi everybody,

So I've finished with the rudder's metal work. I hadn't gone into the fairing work yet.
I'm not going to start touching fiberglass until everything else is done and I can do
all of it...
Forum: My RV Build Project 07-25-2017, 04:43 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 20,733
Posted By kiljoy
The first and a half rudder club

It's Oshkosh week... I'm not jealous... not in the least!!

Lies. Complete and total lies! I'd rather be at Oshkosh than home working on my plane. Now that is saying something! It's like the once a...
Forum: My RV Build Project 07-21-2017, 10:40 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 20,733
Posted By kiljoy
Thanks Steven. Glad you like them! Here are the...

Thanks Steven. Glad you like them!

Here are the final 4 videos from the horizontal stabilizer build. It's all very riveting. I had a couple of club members help me out along with an A&P friend who...
Forum: RV-14 07-21-2017, 10:34 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,324
Posted By kiljoy
Congratulations!!! Looks great and the paint...

Congratulations!!! Looks great and the paint scheme is insane. Who did the paint?
Forum: My RV Build Project 07-19-2017, 02:16 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 20,733
Posted By kiljoy
Another quick video update: This morning I had 7...

Another quick video update: This morning I had 7 videos left in the horizontal stabilizer build to post. I've recorded commentary over all of them and am posting them in 2 batches. Three more today...
Forum: My RV Build Project 07-17-2017, 12:07 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 20,733
Posted By kiljoy
Hi all, Had myself a nice week of vacation...

Hi all,

Had myself a nice week of vacation followed by a week of pneumonia. It's just what I've always wanted.

In real time I'm in the middle of the elevators. I've moched up all of the pieces and...
Forum: RV-14 07-02-2017, 09:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,637
Posted By kiljoy
I shot those rivets the other day. I had to use a...

I shot those rivets the other day. I had to use a long offset rivet set extension to get to them. The thing I had to remember is to not tighten up the rivet set all the way down. Even then I had to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-02-2017, 09:23 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,863
Posted By kiljoy
Congratulations!! UC Berkeley isn't the easiest...

Congratulations!! UC Berkeley isn't the easiest place to get into! That's a very proud accomplishment!

And welcome to the bay area!! This is a wonderful place that you'll never want to leave! If...
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