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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-11-2017, 12:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 841
Posted By Charles in SC
When I first started my -7 Ibought a pretty good...

When I first started my -7 Ibought a pretty good brand 1/4 " drive clicker wrench. The click was so subtle that I returned 2 of them before I figured I was missing the click. I also have a beam...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-10-2017, 07:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,095
Posted By Charles in SC
Alternate air questions

I am wondering who has and does not have an alternate air source for their intake and why. If you have it what type is it? Cable operated, magnetic or other.
I have a James cowl and intake. Does the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-08-2017, 08:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 296
Posted By Charles in SC
James Cowl Intake Question

I have an IO 360 with a forward facing Bendix type throttle body. My question is how much gap should I make between the rear of the aluminum cowl ring and the intake snout where the flex hose...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-25-2017, 07:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,106
Posted By Charles in SC
That is tough to do a good job on. When bending...

That is tough to do a good job on. When bending square tube the outside of the bend is stretching and the inside is squishing. Sometimes if it is not controlled the outside stretches more than the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-24-2017, 02:42 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 319
Posted By Charles in SC
Mil Spec fastner question

I am getting ready to install my fastners and wondered if there are any tricks I should know? Also what is the best way to make the large holes in the fiberglass and aluminum? I am guessing a step...
Forum: Tools 10-08-2017, 08:12 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,396
Posted By Charles in SC
I have one of each. 20 years ago I bought an el...

I have one of each. 20 years ago I bought an el cheapo from Big Lots. To keep the drill chuck on the taper I spot welded it on. That fixed that but when you put pressure on it while drilling the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-07-2017, 07:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,052
Posted By Charles in SC
Plug Wires through baffles

What are some good ways to protect the plug wires where they pass through the engine baffles?
Thanks in advance!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-09-2017, 07:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,651
Posted By Charles in SC
I guess I am one of the odd ones, I have always...

I guess I am one of the odd ones, I have always loved flying at night and when I used to instruct I always tried to give my students more than the minimum night time so they would be comfortable with...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-01-2017, 02:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,241
Posted By Charles in SC
You can send the pieces to me and I will cut them...

You can send the pieces to me and I will cut them for you.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-18-2017, 11:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,210
Posted By Charles in SC
For painting small parts I have a rectangle frame...

For painting small parts I have a rectangle frame made out of 2 x 4s with some 1/4 inch mesh wire on it. I can lay the parts on the screen and spray away.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-01-2017, 08:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,538
Posted By Charles in SC
I have not seen the shop vac thing before. I have...

I have not seen the shop vac thing before. I have not bled the brakes on my -7 yet. The hardest brakes that I have ever had to deal with were on an equipment trailer with a surge hitch master...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-26-2017, 09:10 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,850
Posted By Charles in SC
Thanks for the input. After getting the plenum...

Thanks for the input. After getting the plenum secured in place I am amazed how sturdy it is and I cannot see it lifting.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-23-2017, 05:41 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 564
Posted By Charles in SC
Two engine baffle questions

Should baffles be snugged up tight against the cooling fins or some clearance?

I have seen some pictures of engine baffles that are gold colored. Are these anodized or painted? If anodized, how is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-17-2017, 09:34 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,892
Posted By Charles in SC
I am for taxi testing. I seem to be one of the...

I am for taxi testing. I seem to be one of the few. When I taught flying lessons I always made sure the student was competent in handling the plane at taxi speeds that would be involved before and...
Forum: ADS-B 04-09-2017, 09:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,871
Posted By Charles in SC
I have a King KT76C transponder. After talking to...

I have a King KT76C transponder. After talking to the King people at Sun n Fun it seems like the thing for me to do is install one of their add on boxes. When I asked for a simple explanation of ADSB...
Forum: ADS-B 04-08-2017, 08:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,871
Posted By Charles in SC
Trying to understand ADS-B

Can someone point me to a simple explanation of ADS-B and how to figure out what I will need to be legal? It seems that the more I read the confuseder I get.
Forum: Interiors 04-02-2017, 08:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,170
Posted By Charles in SC
How hot does the floor get with no insulation? I...

How hot does the floor get with no insulation? I am sure that there are a lot of RVs flying with out having insulation on the outside under the floor.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-02-2017, 08:01 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,850
Posted By Charles in SC
Thanks, it seemed to be pretty strong and I did...

Thanks, it seemed to be pretty strong and I did not think it was needed but when you do a search and read some of the archives some posters seemed to be convinced that it would lift enough to leak to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-02-2017, 05:30 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,850
Posted By Charles in SC
James plenum question

I am installing mine now. My question is does the plenum need to be secured to the engine case in the front center and rear? The plans do not show it being done. In flight if pressure balloons the...
Forum: Interiors 03-26-2017, 08:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,802
Posted By Charles in SC
Some folks who build show cars seats glue the...

Some folks who build show cars seats glue the covers to the cushion completely. To do this the cover is not slipped on like a sock but wrapped on and glued in place. The reason for doing it this way...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-25-2017, 09:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 706
Posted By Charles in SC
Thanks, I have not tried it yet but it does not...

Thanks, I have not tried it yet but it does not look like there is room to run the scat tube forward to the muff.
Forum: Interiors 03-25-2017, 08:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,802
Posted By Charles in SC
I am planning to make some what you might call...

I am planning to make some what you might call starter seats to get me going and then maybe get pro made seats later. I have done some upholstery work and thought I might offer a few thoughts to go...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-25-2017, 07:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 706
Posted By Charles in SC
James cowl heat intake question

I am building a -7 with a long James cowl. My question is where is a good place to take air for the heat muff? The pictures included with it shows the cabin air coming off the rear baffle behind #3...
Forum: Fiberglass 03-21-2017, 09:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,123
Posted By Charles in SC
Primer spraying question

Is epoxy primer such as PPG DP48 thick? I was told by a paint and body guy that it was kind of like syrup and a large tip was needed to spray it. What size do I need? Also how much psi would I need?...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-14-2017, 04:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,577
Posted By Charles in SC
I got mine fitting good now but I had not thought...

I got mine fitting good now but I had not thought about paint thickness. I might need to loosen them a little more.
Thanks
Forum: Fiberglass 03-12-2017, 08:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,225
Posted By Charles in SC
Sand blasting is an interesting idea, thank you.

Sand blasting is an interesting idea, thank you.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-12-2017, 02:48 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,194
Posted By Charles in SC
I am going to try this, what are your thoughts?...

I am going to try this, what are your thoughts? My brake fluid tank is an aluminum tube with ends welded on as supplied with the kit. The top has a vent fitting screwed into it with about a 1/8 pipe...
Forum: Fiberglass 03-12-2017, 02:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,225
Posted By Charles in SC
Glass finishing question

On the inside of my James cowl the weave of the glass fabric is standing pretty proud. To get this ready for paint should I sand it and if so how much? If I sand it much I will be removing glass...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-09-2017, 08:35 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,785
Posted By Charles in SC
You have gotten a lot of good responses so far...

You have gotten a lot of good responses so far but I am going to see if I can add a couple of things. I used to teach a lot of IFR and one of the things that seemed to help make the process go faster...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-07-2017, 08:45 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,703
Posted By Charles in SC
I consulted with a couple of local A&Ps and was...

I consulted with a couple of local A&Ps and was told to heat the big brass contact with a torch and "tin" it with solder. Use a torch so you can get on and off of it with the heat fast so as not to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-04-2017, 05:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,577
Posted By Charles in SC
Thanks for the info. I already discovered the...

Thanks for the info. I already discovered the need to "clock" the rings. I have been thinking about "smoking" the rings with something and installing them to see where they are tight before I sand.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-03-2017, 09:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,577
Posted By Charles in SC
James cowl inlet ring question

I am hopefully getting in the short rows on my cowl work. My inlet rings are a very tight fit in the glass beds. Tight like wacking them pretty hard with the palm of my hand. I plan to loosen them up...
Forum: Interiors 02-28-2017, 07:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,775
Posted By Charles in SC
Just to add fuel for thought, they sell...

Just to add fuel for thought, they sell "headliner glue". It is quite a bit better than the normal stuff used on interior fabric in when used on a hot surfaces like a roof. It is a contact type...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-28-2017, 06:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,556
Posted By Charles in SC
I got mine out and looked at it today. It is made...

I got mine out and looked at it today. It is made by US Industrial. The name and info is under the blue clamp strap in your picture. Good luck on finding a manual.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-26-2017, 08:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,556
Posted By Charles in SC
I have one very similar to that but it does not...

I have one very similar to that but it does not have the stand, it is hand (arm cradled) held. It has come in handy a couple of times. The squeeze is adjusted by using different thickness rivet sets...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-18-2017, 10:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,395
Posted By Charles in SC
Not long ago I had some banjo parts nickel plated...

Not long ago I had some banjo parts nickel plated at Nashville Plating in Nashville, Tenn. They also do chrome. I was very happy but it seemed pricy although I have not ever had anything plated...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-16-2017, 09:23 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 19,408
Posted By Charles in SC
Wink After looking at those bent over rivets it made...

After looking at those bent over rivets it made me wonder if that is what offset bucking bars and rivet set are used for. ;)
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-06-2017, 08:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,548
Posted By Charles in SC
A couple of comments. I bought a template that...

A couple of comments.
I bought a template that had the holes crooked so check that before you mark and drill. I bought different brand and it was fine. I still have the bad one on my bench to remind...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-01-2017, 10:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 851
Posted By Charles in SC
Posting photos

What is the easyist photo host to use? I am not a computer guy at all. I tried Photo bucket but could not figure out how to do it. I spent way to much time trying to close ads that kept popping up. I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-29-2017, 07:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,043
Posted By Charles in SC
James Cowl intake ring question

I have just finished casting my intake ring mounts and am thinking about polishing the rings. For those that have done this, are they hard to keep polished like a prop? I had one of them one time and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-23-2017, 08:06 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,703
Posted By Charles in SC
What is the "Ground Power" article?

What is the "Ground Power" article?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-19-2017, 07:38 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,703
Posted By Charles in SC
Maybe all or any of the above. I just kind of had...

Maybe all or any of the above.
I just kind of had one of these laying around the shop and thought I would use it if I could figure out a good place to put it.
I have seen a jump plug save the day for...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-18-2017, 02:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,064
Posted By Charles in SC
Could you use a different brand drive?

Could you use a different brand drive?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-18-2017, 02:12 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,703
Posted By Charles in SC
Piper jump start plug

Where is a good place to mount one of these or is there?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-17-2017, 09:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,700
Posted By Charles in SC
I considered gel coat but I have read that it...

I considered gel coat but I have read that it does not stand up to uv near as well as paint. My main concern was to not use something that might cause difficulties with the final paint. There are so...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-17-2017, 09:13 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 18,370
Posted By Charles in SC
If I was closer I would offer to come assist you...

If I was closer I would offer to come assist you with that battery tray project.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-16-2017, 09:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,700
Posted By Charles in SC
I have a fair amount of paint spraying experience...

I have a fair amount of paint spraying experience with Rust Oleum and bbq paint. On the -7 I used Zinc Chromate for priming. The main reason I do not have more paint spraying experience is because I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-15-2017, 10:09 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 18,370
Posted By Charles in SC
Maybe you could find a local mechanic or builder...

Maybe you could find a local mechanic or builder that has a piece of scrap with some rivets in it you could practice drilling out. If you are not the builder or an a&p can you legally do this job?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-15-2017, 09:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,700
Posted By Charles in SC
What paint for cowling?

Hopefully I will be ready to paint my cowling soon. Is there a paint that is easy to apply and compatable with the kinds of paint used in the pro shops. I am not a great painter so I need to keep it...
Forum: Fiberglass 01-15-2017, 09:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,048
Posted By Charles in SC
Thank you! I could not figure out how it could...

Thank you! I could not figure out how it could disappear if it did not dissolve.
Forum: Fiberglass 01-14-2017, 09:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,048
Posted By Charles in SC
The reason I ask this is because it seems to...

The reason I ask this is because it seems to disappear after being mixed for a few minutes.
Forum: Fiberglass 01-13-2017, 09:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,424
Posted By Charles in SC
[QUOTE=johngoodman;1141454]A true ship has at...

[QUOTE=johngoodman;1141454]A true ship has at least 3 masts with yardarms. But, they no longer have masts, so they must be motor vessels. OR, a boat heels into the turn, while a ship heels outside...
Forum: Fiberglass 01-13-2017, 09:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,048
Posted By Charles in SC
Thank you! Is Cabosil a solid that stays that way...

Thank you! Is Cabosil a solid that stays that way or something that dissolves in resin? I know the mix becomes hard when the resin set up.
Forum: Fiberglass 01-10-2017, 09:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,048
Posted By Charles in SC
Cab o sil question

Is Cabosil a solid that stays that way or something that dissolves in the resin?
Forum: Fiberglass 01-10-2017, 08:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,424
Posted By Charles in SC
As always I may be wrong but I have heard some...

As always I may be wrong but I have heard some say that the difference between a boat and a ship is that you can put a boat on a ship but you cannot put a ship on a boat. I have also heard it said...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-10-2017, 08:31 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 15,188
Posted By Charles in SC
I have always wondered if there is a picture in a...

I have always wondered if there is a picture in a medical book somewhere of a perfect anus for the doctors to go by. There must be a benchmark somewhere.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-29-2016, 08:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,713
Posted By Charles in SC
During my build I have a friend that has helped...

During my build I have a friend that has helped me buck rivets when I needed it. He has a tungsten bar that he always brings with him and seems to love. I guess everyone likes something different but...
Forum: Fiberglass 12-27-2016, 09:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,424
Posted By Charles in SC
Thanks, I guess I do not speak fluent Navy...

Thanks, I guess I do not speak fluent Navy although I do know how to tell a ship from a boat.
Forum: Fiberglass 12-27-2016, 08:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,424
Posted By Charles in SC
What is a gouge sheet?

What is a gouge sheet?
Forum: Fiberglass 12-27-2016, 10:14 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,424
Posted By Charles in SC
Cowl finishing question

I have a James cowl and have never seen a Van's cowl in person. I have read about spreading resin all over a cowl and blocksanding it smooth. Is this just a Van's thing? My cowl looks awfully smooth...
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-26-2016, 05:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,297
Posted By Charles in SC
I have a big giant alligator squeezer that I...

I have a big giant alligator squeezer that I bought on Ebay that has been worth it's weight in gold a couple of times. The two main times that come to mind are a couple of rivets where the seat back...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-17-2016, 08:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,038
Posted By Charles in SC
I did mine very similar to those pictured above....

I did mine very similar to those pictured above. I used the pieces I cut out for the new cover panels. I do not have glass and I am not sure how I would have done some of the wiring without them.
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