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Forum: My RV Build Project Yesterday, 09:08 AM
Replies: 545
Views: 153,946
Posted By jcarne
Canopy work continues. After using mass...

Canopy work continues.

After using mass quantities of tape it was time to lay up some fiberglass.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50096936873_2d457124c0_b.jpg...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques Yesterday, 08:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 625
Posted By jcarne
Thanks for the replies guys, and the great pic...

Thanks for the replies guys, and the great pic Dan! Why didn't I think of that?!? Such a simple solution, I was too focused on the filter and not the baffle. I will get a piece bent and installed.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-09-2020, 03:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 625
Posted By jcarne
Question Baffle inlet seal question

As you can see in the pic below I have a little gap between the air filter and the inlet baffle seal. How would you guys address this? Is it even necessary or will the air pressure seal it up? I...
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-08-2020, 05:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,337
Posted By jcarne
Larry, I trimmed the flange off of the rib. In...

Larry, I trimmed the flange off of the rib. In my mind the hinge and wing are stronger than the rib anyways. It came out pretty sturdy.
Forum: My RV Build Project 07-07-2020, 07:11 AM
Replies: 545
Views: 153,946
Posted By jcarne
Windscreen is glued on, now we wait. Mask it...

Windscreen is glued on, now we wait.

Mask it like crazy.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50086716561_2af77acab3_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2jiZvQD)20200705_162419 (https://flic.kr/p/2jiZvQD)...
Forum: My RV Build Project 07-06-2020, 09:44 AM
Replies: 545
Views: 153,946
Posted By jcarne
All I got was an email from FedEx. I got into...

All I got was an email from FedEx. I got into the group buy pretty early so I may have been one of the firsts? Who knows. I would imagine it shouldn't be too much longer for ya.
Forum: My RV Build Project 07-05-2020, 09:31 AM
Replies: 545
Views: 153,946
Posted By jcarne
Firewall forward continues. Got the PCU5000 on...

Firewall forward continues.

Got the PCU5000 on Friday from the VAF group buy, thanks VAF members who ordered! I was worried this was going to be difficult to install with the engine already on,...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 07-04-2020, 08:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 158
Posted By jcarne
Wohhhh I had no idea I could build my own. ...

Wohhhh I had no idea I could build my own. Thanks for the link!
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-04-2020, 12:01 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,337
Posted By jcarne
Let me throw out a scenario. Say your flaps...

Let me throw out a scenario. Say your flaps contact the fuse before they should and you rig them there because it makes a nice transition with the fuse. Then you rig the ailerons to the flaps and...
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-03-2020, 07:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,337
Posted By jcarne
Carl I understand many people do this with good...

Carl I understand many people do this with good results but I feel it is solving a problem with another problem, drag. Vans intended for the aileron and flap to be in correct trail with the wing. ...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-02-2020, 09:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 870
Posted By jcarne
I am in the process of doing firewall forward. ...

I am in the process of doing firewall forward. Just finished baffles. I put my prop on and fit the cowl first after hanging the engine. I am glad I did! The baffles depend on the cowl, the FAB...
Forum: My RV Build Project 07-01-2020, 09:35 PM
Replies: 545
Views: 153,946
Posted By jcarne
Almost done with the baffles now. Installing the...

Almost done with the baffles now. Installing the seals was pretty easy except for the inlet area, it is tricky for sure.

Here is the grand picture of the seals. I peaked inside with the cowl on...
Forum: My RV Build Project 07-01-2020, 09:17 PM
Replies: 545
Views: 153,946
Posted By jcarne
Thanks Gents!

Thanks Gents!
Forum: My RV Build Project 06-29-2020, 10:51 PM
Replies: 545
Views: 153,946
Posted By jcarne
Well birddogs posts got me motivated to install...

Well birddogs posts got me motivated to install the filtered airbox before continuing on my baffle journeys and I'm glad I went that route. The FAB affected quite a bit of things on my front left...
Forum: My RV Build Project 06-28-2020, 10:52 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 60,217
Posted By jcarne
Looks good John. You also seem to have gotten...

Looks good John. You also seem to have gotten through that part in better spirits than I did. haha bending and tweaking that frame was probably the worst thing I have done all build so far.
Forum: My RV Build Project 06-26-2020, 08:13 AM
Replies: 545
Views: 153,946
Posted By jcarne
Thanks for the great pics birddog! Ya I'm...

Thanks for the great pics birddog! Ya I'm betting after seeing the pics that the conical piece will likely have to go. Maybe I'll tackle the fab before I get too carried away on anything else. ...
Forum: My RV Build Project 06-25-2020, 11:18 PM
Replies: 545
Views: 153,946
Posted By jcarne
The first part of installing baffles goes...

The first part of installing baffles goes quickly, buuuut that's where it stops.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50045942941_fa6b90e374_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2jfoxgc)20200624_113757...
Forum: My RV Build Project 06-25-2020, 10:42 PM
Replies: 545
Views: 153,946
Posted By jcarne
Okay, finally have time to make an update! I...

Okay, finally have time to make an update! I have been going strong in the garage lately! Okay, I did take two days off because I was out of town but still...

I spent a day or so working on...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 06-21-2020, 09:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,334
Posted By jcarne
Thanks for the pic! I didn't have that view in...

Thanks for the pic! I didn't have that view in the document I found.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 06-21-2020, 09:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,334
Posted By jcarne
Steve from AS. Thanks for adding the great pics!...

Steve from AS. Thanks for adding the great pics! As much as I want to go with your hose on this one I think I'll go the rubber line method just in case I decide to install P-mags later which surely...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 06-20-2020, 11:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,334
Posted By jcarne
For anyone else searching this in the future. I...

For anyone else searching this in the future. I found a Van's document here (https://www.vansaircraft.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/RV-14_49.pdf) that outlines the parts and steps to install this...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 06-20-2020, 08:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,334
Posted By jcarne
Ya that fitting is very different than an AN840. ...

Ya that fitting is very different than an AN840. I got some of those for my pressure takoffs on fuel/oil but it won't work with this setup unless I go with a flared hose. Something I was trying to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-20-2020, 08:27 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,548
Posted By jcarne
You should of quipped back "did you skip your...

You should of quipped back "did you skip your after landing checklist?" and got him really fired up. :D

On a more serious note I do believe he had the right of way but I also think he was being a...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 06-20-2020, 11:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,334
Posted By jcarne
Scott, do you know if you guys sell one with the...

Scott, do you know if you guys sell one with the restrictor in it? This fitting does not appear to be on the M1B firewall forward list for the RV-7. I'm assuming this is a standard part on the -14....
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 06-20-2020, 09:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,334
Posted By jcarne
Can someone tell me how Van's does this MAP line?

Hello, I pulled this pic from Van's 360 view of the RV-14 engine.

I want to do my manifold pressure line just like they did. It looks like the line is just hose clamped on the left to the MAP...
Forum: My RV Build Project 06-19-2020, 08:32 AM
Replies: 545
Views: 153,946
Posted By jcarne
I had a heck of a time finding pictures of...

I had a heck of a time finding pictures of starter cables for the M1B setup so hopefully this helps some people out.

You have to make a little steel tab for this adel clamp due to the prop. gov....
Forum: My RV Build Project 06-19-2020, 08:27 AM
Replies: 545
Views: 153,946
Posted By jcarne
I think it's time to start slamming it out man! ...

I think it's time to start slamming it out man! haha give me a call today if you want, I'm free almost all day.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-18-2020, 08:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 959
Posted By jcarne
Welcome to building! I have two thoughts on this...

Welcome to building!

I have two thoughts on this as I have done both in standard build. The wings were rather boring but went quick. The fuselage was cool/fun but took awhile. If you want to...
Forum: My RV Build Project 06-18-2020, 10:17 AM
Replies: 545
Views: 153,946
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 bird but when you spend most of your time sanding fiberglass there isn't much to show. Until now... haha

While waiting for epoxy to cure I...
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-17-2020, 06:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,472
Posted By jcarne
Well heck ya! Congrats and enjoy phase 1!

Well heck ya! Congrats and enjoy phase 1!
Forum: RV-14 06-16-2020, 06:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,279
Posted By jcarne
I am building a -7A so this may not apply but I...

I am building a -7A so this may not apply but I have been waiting on my baffle kit for a few weeks now. I was told they are waiting on raw stock to finish the last couple of items.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-13-2020, 05:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,722
Posted By jcarne
Still $5.30 here my airport... A few people are...

Still $5.30 here my airport... A few people are getting annoyed with it.
Forum: Safety 06-13-2020, 07:33 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,222
Posted By jcarne
He mentions the RV-7 that put it in the water...

He mentions the RV-7 that put it in the water after the midair and how the pilot made it out okay. If I remember right a big big part of that was people running into the water to lift the plane...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 06-09-2020, 03:05 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 129
Posted By jcarne
WTB: RV-7A stick boots

Hello, does anyone have some stick boots they want to sell? I am looking for gray or black. Putting this feeler out there before I make my own that don't cost $182. Thanks!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-09-2020, 01:05 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,508
Posted By jcarne
Mine was at Lakeland Linder in 2003. Fun fact, I...

Mine was at Lakeland Linder in 2003. Fun fact, I used to hate Sun 'n Fun because they would take our planes off field for the week and I couldn't fly. Haha that was before I knew how awesome the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-09-2020, 08:09 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,251
Posted By jcarne
I work with SolidWorks quite a bit. I would bet...

I work with SolidWorks quite a bit. I would bet they use the sheet metal tool for most of the airframe and the cowl/tips/ most fiberglass stuff is probably done with surfacing commands. Surfacing...
Forum: My RV Build Project 06-07-2020, 11:26 PM
Replies: 545
Views: 153,946
Posted By jcarne
Cowling work continues. I am still a little ways...

Cowling work continues. I am still a little ways off of done but I can start to see the light at the end of the tunnel. I think by the end of this week I should have it finished.

First up, trim...
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-06-2020, 09:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 877
Posted By jcarne
Thanks Kent! Thanks Eric, that confirms my...

Thanks Kent!



Thanks Eric, that confirms my suspicion. Even after putting the engine on they didn't sag much, and I doubt the wings will sag them much either.
Forum: RV-9/9A 06-05-2020, 10:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 723
Posted By jcarne
No way would I use a doubler there. That hole is...

No way would I use a doubler there. That hole is barely out of spec it would appear.
Forum: My RV Build Project 06-05-2020, 01:11 PM
Replies: 545
Views: 153,946
Posted By jcarne
Yep looks like they made the change with the new...

Yep looks like they made the change with the new nose gear. They also don't use hinges anymore on the bottom of the cowl. However, I already had mine riveted and sealed so I am sticking to them. ...
Forum: My RV Build Project 06-04-2020, 10:38 PM
Replies: 545
Views: 153,946
Posted By jcarne
Cowl work continues. I feel like I made good...

Cowl work continues. I feel like I made good progress today. I think I am so motivated because I just want to get the cowl done and over with, it's not that I hate fiberglass, I just don't like it....
Forum: My RV Build Project 06-04-2020, 02:39 PM
Replies: 545
Views: 153,946
Posted By jcarne
Ya height wise it looks great. I am thinking the...

Ya height wise it looks great. I am thinking the forward part of the cowls will need "leveled" with the spinner. In other words, the cowl doesn't seems to be parallel with the spinner back plate. ...
Forum: My RV Build Project 06-03-2020, 10:44 PM
Replies: 545
Views: 153,946
Posted By jcarne
Got the bottom cowl fit today and everything...

Got the bottom cowl fit today and everything drilled to their respective hinges. Fitting the bottom cowl wasn't as bad as some make it out to seem.

She aint perfect but it's pretty good so far. ...
Forum: My RV Build Project 06-02-2020, 10:10 PM
Replies: 545
Views: 153,946
Posted By jcarne
Oh boy, started the cowl a couple of days ago. I...

Oh boy, started the cowl a couple of days ago. I can already tell this is going to be fun...

After a bit of sanding and trimming this is about the best I can get the halves nested behind the...
Forum: My RV Build Project 06-02-2020, 09:59 PM
Replies: 545
Views: 153,946
Posted By jcarne
I have had a couple of other threads on here as...

I have had a couple of other threads on here as well as the Aeroelectric forums. Long story short I went with Bob K.'s Z-13/8 schematic. I stuck pretty closely to it too. The only thing I did...
Forum: My RV Build Project 06-01-2020, 10:06 PM
Replies: 545
Views: 153,946
Posted By jcarne
Haha thanks! Thanks for the tip Bob. I just...

Haha thanks!



Thanks for the tip Bob. I just checked and it is good to go.
Forum: My RV Build Project 05-31-2020, 10:53 PM
Replies: 545
Views: 153,946
Posted By jcarne
Another good day today. Got the forward top skin...

Another good day today. Got the forward top skin fully riveted! So cool to be done riveting the last skin. There were some tricky rivets indeed and a big shout out to my dad for running the...
Forum: My RV Build Project 05-31-2020, 10:34 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 59,544
Posted By jcarne
That tape is a very good idea indeed! I was glad...

That tape is a very good idea indeed! I was glad I taped right there too.
Amazing how chips can work their way into little crevasses when exposed. Keep on keeping on!
Forum: My RV Build Project 05-31-2020, 03:34 PM
Replies: 545
Views: 153,946
Posted By jcarne
Perfect Tom, I will verify and get one ordered!

Perfect Tom, I will verify and get one ordered!
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-31-2020, 08:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,322
Posted By jcarne
I used little scotchbrite wheels from Cleaveland...

I used little scotchbrite wheels from Cleaveland on a Dremel to get things like that. If it was really tight I used 400 grit turners cloth and flossed it.
Forum: My RV Build Project 05-31-2020, 07:52 AM
Replies: 545
Views: 153,946
Posted By jcarne
Oh poop, thanks for the tip. I'll hold it up...

Oh poop, thanks for the tip. I'll hold it up there and see if it's good to go or not.
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-30-2020, 10:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 558
Posted By jcarne
While many others have done it before I really...

While many others have done it before I really don't recommend it but that's just me. My weldment barely captured all the pilot holes. It is significantly easier to drill a hole later than it is to...
Forum: My RV Build Project 05-30-2020, 10:30 PM
Replies: 545
Views: 153,946
Posted By jcarne
Another good day today. I'm beat after today, a...

Another good day today. I'm beat after today, a lot of up and down movement. However, it was awesome to be installing systems on the engine.

After installing the Avstar fuel servo I focused on...
Forum: My RV Build Project 05-30-2020, 10:03 PM
Replies: 545
Views: 153,946
Posted By jcarne
Thanks Kent, glad to be helping others man!

Thanks Kent, glad to be helping others man!
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-30-2020, 09:02 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,006
Posted By jcarne
The one I have is current revision 2010.

The one I have is current revision 2010.
Forum: RV-9/9A 05-30-2020, 08:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 341
Posted By jcarne
I don't know if you guys have emailed Brent yet...

I don't know if you guys have emailed Brent yet on getting the forms going but there is FAQ document he sends that helps a bit too. As far as rotation goes here is what is on the form.

Control...
Forum: RV-9/9A 05-30-2020, 08:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 430
Posted By jcarne
I rigged the ailerons and flaps after putting the...

I rigged the ailerons and flaps after putting the bottom skins on. It was no big deal. I'm not sure how different the -9 wing is from the -7 though.
Forum: RV-9/9A 05-30-2020, 08:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 341
Posted By jcarne
I put 290 on mine but it sounds like basically...

I put 290 on mine but it sounds like basically everyone has to change the angle when installing it. It is easy to change.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-30-2020, 08:25 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,006
Posted By jcarne
I just got sent one from someone who seems pretty...

I just got sent one from someone who seems pretty dang knowledgeable, possibly used to work there? and it is dated 1974. If you PM me your email I'll send you two docs.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-30-2020, 08:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 369
Posted By jcarne
I hear ya, I have been turning my brain gears in...

I hear ya, I have been turning my brain gears in overdrive lately to make sure I got everything done. I'm pretty sure I'm all good to go and ready. Avionics wiring done, brakes, center tunnel...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-30-2020, 08:04 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,006
Posted By jcarne
Yep it had a gasket but while searching I read...

Yep it had a gasket but while searching I read somewhere else that they did not have a gasket, identical to your situation. I wonder why mine did but a couple others did not...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-30-2020, 08:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 369
Posted By jcarne
Oh wow, that sounds like it was a fun experience....

Oh wow, that sounds like it was a fun experience. Great point on keeping good records. I usually do that in an excel sheet as I go but I'll start writing it too when something arises on the spot. ...
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