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Forum: My RV Build Project Yesterday, 10:54 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 27,888
Posted By jcarne
Your work is looking great! Keep up the good...

Your work is looking great! Keep up the good work!
Forum: My RV Build Project Yesterday, 10:37 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 21,692
Posted By jcarne
Oh snap, look who made some progress today! I...

Oh snap, look who made some progress today! I may need to finally move them wings off to the side of my garage, things are starting to get cramped. ...
Forum: My RV Build Project Yesterday, 10:16 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 21,692
Posted By jcarne
Thanks for the complements! The longerons you...

Thanks for the complements! The longerons you will find to merely be tedious and frustrating at times but certainly not the hardest part of the build. Then when you are done with them guys things...
Forum: My RV Build Project Yesterday, 08:34 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 21,692
Posted By jcarne
I'm glad you enjoy the updates Kent, I really...

I'm glad you enjoy the updates Kent, I really like yours as well, perhaps one day when our planes are done we will have to meet in the middle.

I found the longerons to be a pretty large pain in the...
Forum: My RV Build Project 06-16-2018, 11:27 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 21,692
Posted By jcarne
In these two pics you can see how close...

In these two pics you can see how close everything came out with respect to each other.

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/880/41035521260_1ed9db3261_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/25waLPf)20180616_211336...
Forum: My RV Build Project 06-16-2018, 11:22 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 21,692
Posted By jcarne
Well it was time to bend the longerons finally. ...

Well it was time to bend the longerons finally. I didn't find them that easy or difficult, just time consuming and tedious. The first shallow bend took me 3 hours and a few choice words, the next...
Forum: My RV Build Project 06-15-2018, 09:55 PM
Replies: 258
Views: 67,428
Posted By jcarne
Metal work looks great Kent! Now we may need to...

Metal work looks great Kent! Now we may need to talk about your favorite football team on the wall... :D
Forum: My RV Build Project 06-13-2018, 05:54 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 21,692
Posted By jcarne
Haha I love the smell of Akzo in the...

Haha I love the smell of Akzo in the morning...



Thanks for the compliments! I sure like the look of green as well, just not the maroon that comes before it :D
Forum: My RV Build Project 06-11-2018, 09:01 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 21,692
Posted By jcarne
Thanks for the offer Lynn but another gent from...

Thanks for the offer Lynn but another gent from Colorado is letting me borrow his. Bending will take place within the next few days! :eek: haha

Also, I just looked at your blog again, you are...
Forum: My RV Build Project 06-11-2018, 06:33 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 21,692
Posted By jcarne
Priming and riveting of the rear bulkheads is all...

Priming and riveting of the rear bulkheads is all done. Now on to the longerons!

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/896/41843832025_9a744128b1_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/26KAzrK)20180606_163211...
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-06-2018, 08:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 926
Posted By jcarne
I'm very interested to hear what Van's has to say...

I'm very interested to hear what Van's has to say on this one. I would think that the spacing is set by the spacers and mainly the side center section plates.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-04-2018, 09:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,277
Posted By jcarne
Congrats on the great accomplishment, enjoy...

Congrats on the great accomplishment, enjoy flying her!
Forum: My RV Build Project 06-03-2018, 11:18 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 21,692
Posted By jcarne
Let the priming session begin!!! I mean... let...

Let the priming session begin!!! I mean... let the first one start... lol

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1726/42552001731_e15ca3e20d_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/27Qb8Cg)20180603_181832...
Forum: RV-12 06-03-2018, 11:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 864
Posted By jcarne
Paul that is a stellar video! I really enjoyed...

Paul that is a stellar video! I really enjoyed learning about the painting process as these thoughts have crossed my mind many times. I've always had questions like "do they take it apart or do I?"...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 06-02-2018, 07:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,371
Posted By jcarne
That is an awesome detailed post of your trip,...

That is an awesome detailed post of your trip, loved reading it! It's reports like this that make me keep pushing through my build.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 05-31-2018, 10:48 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,142
Posted By jcarne
Good luck on your adventures, one for the records...

Good luck on your adventures, one for the records for sure!
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-30-2018, 09:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,848
Posted By jcarne
Took me three tries as well, three seems to be...

Took me three tries as well, three seems to be the magical number for trim tabs. I also abandoned the ear folding method and went with the riblet method. Probably just as time consuming if not more...
Forum: My RV Build Project 05-30-2018, 12:50 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 21,692
Posted By jcarne
The hand is thankfully back to 100%! However my...

The hand is thankfully back to 100%! However my list from the wife is not done yet. haha I have also been waiting for the weather as my next step is to prime and paint some interior parts. I am...
Forum: My RV Build Project 05-28-2018, 06:59 PM
Replies: 258
Views: 67,428
Posted By jcarne
Congrats on the big cut Kent!

Congrats on the big cut Kent!
Forum: My RV Build Project 05-23-2018, 06:16 PM
Replies: 258
Views: 67,428
Posted By jcarne
There was also a poll posted not long ago on who...

There was also a poll posted not long ago on who had developed cracks, significantly lower for sika.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-23-2018, 05:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 498
Posted By jcarne
Man, that is one sweet setup!

Man, that is one sweet setup!
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-21-2018, 08:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 593
Posted By jcarne
I used the trailing edge wedge to predrill an...

I used the trailing edge wedge to predrill an angle piece as well and used that angle as a backup while countersinking, this prevents the countersink from wobbling.
Forum: My RV Build Project 05-21-2018, 08:01 PM
Replies: 258
Views: 67,428
Posted By jcarne
Canopy cuts looking good so far, keep up the good...

Canopy cuts looking good so far, keep up the good work. How do you treat the edges after they are cut?
Forum: My RV Build Project 05-21-2018, 07:59 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 21,692
Posted By jcarne
The stuff I use is off of McMaster, its aluminum...

The stuff I use is off of McMaster, its aluminum oxide and it really doesn't last long at all which is why I go through so much of it. I wasn't happy with the marks a file left so I abandoned that,...
Forum: My RV Build Project 05-21-2018, 07:57 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 21,692
Posted By jcarne
I tried this once upon a time but never...

I tried this once upon a time but never understood how people got it into the little nooks and crannies.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-19-2018, 09:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,540
Posted By jcarne
My saying is a little different: I want to fly...

My saying is a little different:

I want to fly but can't afford to buy what I want outright so I'll build

I do like to build but like flying better, lucky enough the wife knows not to ask me to go...
Forum: My RV Build Project 05-18-2018, 10:34 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 21,692
Posted By jcarne
After a very short match drilling session time...

After a very short match drilling session time for a good ole mass quantity of hours spent deburring. Lots of nooks and crannies in these babies. At least it won't be as painful as the wing ribs!...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-17-2018, 08:36 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,925
Posted By jcarne
I will agree with this, my Nova is probably the...

I will agree with this, my Nova is probably the best tool I have in my toolbox. Got mine through Cleaveland.

Strikefinder: I too was very frustrated during the tail and had much the same feelings...
Forum: My RV Build Project 05-16-2018, 07:47 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 21,692
Posted By jcarne
Tom thanks for the words, the fuselage has been...

Tom thanks for the words, the fuselage has been loads of fun so far, even deburring is more fun because it's always different. Airplane noises will for sure be happening!

Kent that's awesome you...
Forum: My RV Build Project 05-15-2018, 09:38 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 21,692
Posted By jcarne
I finished the center section bulkhead as well as...

I finished the center section bulkhead as well as the 705 bulkhead. The 705 bulkhead took waaaaay more time than I thought it would. Many parts to fabricate and a lot of non-punched parts. I also...
Forum: My RV Build Project 05-15-2018, 09:34 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 21,692
Posted By jcarne
Well believe it or not I have still been working...

Well believe it or not I have still been working on the plane, just forgetting to take pics! :)

I also found out while working on the plane that I may or may not be allergic to bees (when you...
Forum: My RV Build Project 05-15-2018, 09:26 PM
Replies: 258
Views: 67,428
Posted By jcarne
Haha that's how I felt about deburring wing ribs,...

Haha that's how I felt about deburring wing ribs, all 32 long hours of it.....
Forum: My RV Build Project 05-14-2018, 07:01 PM
Replies: 258
Views: 67,428
Posted By jcarne
Glad to see your going strong there Kent! I...

Glad to see your going strong there Kent! I wonder if anyone out there actually looks forward to doing the canopy? :D
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-12-2018, 02:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 450
Posted By jcarne
Thanks Larry, I remember hearing a lot of people...

Thanks Larry, I remember hearing a lot of people substitute the SC-15 but I didn't know how much tint it would be. Sounds like it's not bad at all.
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-12-2018, 09:50 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 450
Posted By jcarne
Question on finish kit deletions and addons -7A

Hello everyone, it's that time, time to order the finish kit. What are the common deleted items and addons that you did or wish you did? I tried a search but couldn't find what I was looking...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-09-2018, 08:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 949
Posted By jcarne
Congrats good sir!

Congrats good sir!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-03-2018, 07:45 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,934
Posted By jcarne
I can attest to this. I spent one day there last...

I can attest to this. I spent one day there last year and felt like I got robbed! :D This year I am trying to talk the wife into the whole week. But, 2 days is better than none!
Forum: My RV Build Project 04-29-2018, 10:08 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 21,692
Posted By jcarne
Well I received my replacement angle for the...

Well I received my replacement angle for the firewall so I thought I would finish it up. Priming was on Friday followed by an enormous amount of time riveting the parts over the weekend. I can't...
Forum: My RV Build Project 04-29-2018, 09:56 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 59,156
Posted By jcarne
Glad to see the build still pushing along Miles! ...

Glad to see the build still pushing along Miles! Also, good selection of carbonated beverage. :D
Forum: My RV Build Project 04-28-2018, 11:22 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 21,692
Posted By jcarne
No videos, just pictures. If you decide to build...

No videos, just pictures. If you decide to build definitely look into some other build logs, I use Mike Bullocks as my go to, he documented the build very well!
Forum: My RV Build Project 04-28-2018, 06:11 AM
Replies: 258
Views: 67,428
Posted By jcarne
Good on you for waiting for them higher temps. ...

Good on you for waiting for them higher temps. Don't want to join the crack club for sure. This is part of the reason I have been pushing so hard lately, would like to get the canopy done before...
Forum: My RV Build Project 04-27-2018, 07:04 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 21,692
Posted By jcarne
It's definitely worth the trip for sure! I am...

It's definitely worth the trip for sure! I am planning on being there as well. Maybe taking a few of the electrical classes as that will be here before too terribly long.
Forum: My RV Build Project 04-27-2018, 07:02 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 21,692
Posted By jcarne
Thanks for the complements good sir! I have been...

Thanks for the complements good sir! I have been many things already, now I teach industrial arts and math to high schoolers. Before that I did HVAC so I guess that's where I learned my metal...
Forum: My RV Build Project 04-27-2018, 07:00 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 21,692
Posted By jcarne
Very interesting, I never thought of that but it...

Very interesting, I never thought of that but it makes sense.
Forum: My RV Build Project 04-25-2018, 08:42 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 21,692
Posted By jcarne
Well I made a minor mistake on one of the...

Well I made a minor mistake on one of the firewall parts so I am waiting for a replacement so that I can get everything primed and riveted. While I wait for that I started on the center section. ...
Forum: My RV Build Project 04-25-2018, 08:37 PM
Replies: 258
Views: 67,428
Posted By jcarne
Let the fun really begin! I'm glad you get to do...

Let the fun really begin! I'm glad you get to do this first. :D
Forum: My RV Build Project 04-22-2018, 09:24 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 21,692
Posted By jcarne
Yep time to keep that ball rolling and make up...

Yep time to keep that ball rolling and make up for my 3 months off in the winter. I am motivated to get this thing in the air dare I say next year (got to have goals right?)! It has been too long...
Forum: My RV Build Project 04-22-2018, 08:27 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 21,692
Posted By jcarne
Well I powered through the deburring and priming...

Well I powered through the deburring and priming of the bottom skins the past couple of days. I also started on the fuselage! :D I can already tell this should be more fun than the wings as I'm not...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-22-2018, 08:20 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,378
Posted By jcarne
On large flat parts I just use scotchbrite and...

On large flat parts I just use scotchbrite and clean with acetone before priming soon after. On small parks I spray with Alumiprep 33 while scrubbing just in case I miss a nook and cranny. Clean...
Forum: My RV Build Project 04-20-2018, 07:24 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 21,692
Posted By jcarne
I can't imagine it would affect flight. It only...

I can't imagine it would affect flight. It only sticks up about 25 thousands in a couple of spots.
Forum: My RV Build Project 04-20-2018, 01:28 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 21,692
Posted By jcarne
As of now I just left the slight pillowing. I...

As of now I just left the slight pillowing. I may address it in the future but at the same time I would rather spend the time flying. :D I think the average person wouldn't even notice pillowing in...
Forum: My RV Build Project 04-19-2018, 06:55 PM
Replies: 258
Views: 67,428
Posted By jcarne
I'm starting to see why most build logs have an...

I'm starting to see why most build logs have an absurd amount of time under the canopy section. Keep fighting the good fight!
Forum: My RV Build Project 04-19-2018, 06:52 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 21,692
Posted By jcarne
Yup, today marks the start of the fuselage! :D I...

Yup, today marks the start of the fuselage! :D I am going to hold off on the ailerons and flaps for now since they are easy to transport to a heated shop I have access to. I am also just going to...
Forum: My RV Build Project 04-18-2018, 09:19 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 21,692
Posted By jcarne
Time for a good ole fashion priming and riveting...

Time for a good ole fashion priming and riveting session. Note: priming the flap brace was a pain trying to scuff it!

I also built a wing cradle with the posts used for the left wing jig. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-14-2018, 01:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,333
Posted By jcarne
I definitely second this, I wish there were some...

I definitely second this, I wish there were some drop in options on more than just the -12.
Forum: My RV Build Project 04-10-2018, 05:48 PM
Replies: 258
Views: 67,428
Posted By jcarne
Isn't it amazing how some of the little things...

Isn't it amazing how some of the little things can take so much time during the build!
Forum: My RV Build Project 04-10-2018, 05:47 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 21,692
Posted By jcarne
Thanks Kent!

Thanks Kent!
Forum: My RV Build Project 04-09-2018, 09:34 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 21,692
Posted By jcarne
Well another major milestone took place this...

Well another major milestone took place this weekend. After coming back from Seattle and Bellingham for almost a week I finally removed the left wing from the jig. Let me just say, it is nice to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-09-2018, 09:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,476
Posted By jcarne
This is a great post that was difficult for me to...

This is a great post that was difficult for me to understand as I started my build. Building an airplane is so much more fun when you let the little things go. For example, the first time a saw a...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-09-2018, 06:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,120
Posted By jcarne
I don't know of anyone that has put it into the...

I don't know of anyone that has put it into the cockpit before. However, if you want extra fuel which sounds like it would make sense in your situation a few people have added more tank in the...
Forum: My RV Build Project 04-08-2018, 12:34 AM
Replies: 258
Views: 67,428
Posted By jcarne
Sounds great! thanks for the detailed info

Sounds great! thanks for the detailed info
Forum: My RV Build Project 04-07-2018, 12:49 PM
Replies: 258
Views: 67,428
Posted By jcarne
Kent I have seen many people tweaking these...

Kent I have seen many people tweaking these canopy frames. Is this pretty standard on all build?
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