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Forum: Painting your RV 07-12-2011, 07:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,625
Posted By PainterJohn
Your air pressure is way to high for an HVLP...

Your air pressure is way to high for an HVLP (High Volume Low Pressure) paint gun
PPG wants you to shoot that K36 at 10 PSI (at the cap) with an HVLP
40-50 psi with an old style Syphon Feed...
Forum: Reviews 06-14-2011, 12:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,542
Posted By PainterJohn
PPS system is GREAT! I use it everyday! Like...

PPS system is GREAT! I use it everyday!
Like KTM520 said.. hold the gun upside down and squeeze the trigger.

Only down side I have seen with this is.... well nothing!
I love it!
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 05-09-2011, 07:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 10,616
Posted By PainterJohn
God speed Bud and Phyllis

God speed Bud and Phyllis
Forum: RV-6/6A 04-21-2011, 09:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,521
Posted By PainterJohn
thanks Peirre and Mel! Im going to do the wing...

thanks Peirre and Mel!
Im going to do the wing lift way so i have room to work around the engine mount/gear leg area... nothing more annoying than having the jacks in the way lol!
Forum: RV-6/6A 04-21-2011, 08:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,521
Posted By PainterJohn
Excellent! thats what i was thinking as well.. My...

Excellent! thats what i was thinking as well.. My only concern now is where the tie down points were put in the spars of this 6. I have 2 7s and an 8a in my shop and all three of them have thier tie...
Forum: RV-6/6A 04-20-2011, 04:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,521
Posted By PainterJohn
Thank you Paul! I wondered about the tiedowns but...

Thank you Paul!
I wondered about the tiedowns but wanted to double check!
Forum: RV-6/6A 04-20-2011, 03:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,521
Posted By PainterJohn
RV-6 Gear Leg Swap Question(s)

Hey Guys,

A -6 in many many many peices, no builders manual or builders logs, plans cobbed together from several other projects came to my shop a few months ago on several differnt trailers. We have...
Forum: Texas (South) 04-04-2011, 01:47 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 782
Posted By PainterJohn
Hangar For Rent at Giddings/Lee County

Hey guys,
Just wanted to let yall know I have a new T hangar available for rent! Its insulated with 110 volt power. 40'X12' door, and can accomidate 30+ foot nose to tail aircraft (cessna 210 or...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-31-2011, 01:05 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 62,116
Posted By PainterJohn
We are in Texas but we are happy to help in...

We are in Texas but we are happy to help in anyway we can!

I have an employee at Sun N Fun right now. He has seen lots of damage to every aircraft type on the field. Tiedowns probably wouldnt have...
Forum: Rocket 03-21-2011, 04:53 PM
Replies: 254
Views: 191,541
Posted By PainterJohn
yeah what Milt said!

yeah what Milt said!
Forum: Texas (South) 03-21-2011, 12:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,355
Posted By PainterJohn
Thanks to everyone that came out for lunch...

Thanks to everyone that came out for lunch saturday! We really enjoyed meeting all the new folks! Dont forget next months fly in! April 16th.. lunch will be served at noon again!
Forum: Rocket 03-07-2011, 10:59 PM
Replies: 254
Views: 191,541
Posted By PainterJohn
finally a picture of the FINISHED Radial Rocket...

finally a picture of the FINISHED Radial Rocket 05!
Forum: Texas (South) 02-28-2011, 03:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,355
Posted By PainterJohn
sure they could.. just dont feed the paint monkey!

sure they could.. just dont feed the paint monkey!
Forum: Rocket 02-26-2011, 09:47 AM
Replies: 254
Views: 191,541
Posted By PainterJohn
Radial Rocket "05"

February 19th 2011, Radial Rocket "05" N69PE Is now a flying aircraft! In the last week of testing it has achieved a cruise speed of 186 knots, a climb rate of 4400 feet per minute and still had 5"...
Forum: Texas (South) 02-26-2011, 08:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,355
Posted By PainterJohn
Fly In March 19th @ KGYB

Hey Guys!
Well the fantastic weather is just around the corner (or 2 inches of snow.. hard to know at this time of year) BUT we will be having our first fly in of 2011 on Saturday, March 19th! Come...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 01-12-2011, 08:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,604
Posted By PainterJohn
Godspeed Alan

I just recently heard he was not in good health, I had no idea it was so serious. My heart goes out to those that he left behind. Godspeed Alan.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-22-2010, 05:37 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 10,812
Posted By PainterJohn
paint more airplanes!

paint more airplanes!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-17-2010, 12:55 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 10,648
Posted By PainterJohn
LOL! that would be cool!

LOL! that would be cool!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-17-2010, 10:17 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 10,648
Posted By PainterJohn
Would using "NX" in the number on the exterior...

Would using "NX" in the number on the exterior mean that you wouldnt have to put the word EXPERIMENTAL in the interior?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-17-2010, 09:51 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 10,648
Posted By PainterJohn
NX NC NR NL

I heard a rumor earlier this year that the feds were considering the use of new/old registration numbers to be used on aircraft. The old designation of NX for experimental, NC for commercial, NL for...
Forum: Painting your RV 12-11-2010, 10:21 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 8,169
Posted By PainterJohn
Well he COULD use forest strips.. but i dont...

Well he COULD use forest strips.. but i dont think he'd want to ding up the thing.. I have a customer that flys 7 with a base/clear paint job off a grass strip all the time.. its been 5 years and is...
Forum: Painting your RV 12-11-2010, 10:16 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 8,169
Posted By PainterJohn
I have no idea how many hours.. Its more like...

I have no idea how many hours.. Its more like WEEKS! lol!
Forum: Painting your RV 12-11-2010, 09:45 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 8,169
Posted By PainterJohn
the particulars on the purple for the 7 are: TOP...

the particulars on the purple for the 7 are: TOP SECRET!!

Just kidding ;-)

Its a PPG base coat/clear coat pearl with metallic. Its code is from the 2008 Lamborghini Murcielago. It wasnt cheap.....
Forum: Painting your RV 12-10-2010, 04:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 8,169
Posted By PainterJohn
Well the 8 is a single stage, 3 color paint job,...

Well the 8 is a single stage, 3 color paint job, for which I did the rendering.. It needed some fiberglass work to the windshield, wheel pants, cowlings, and wing tips.. as well as a lot of oil...
Forum: Painting your RV 12-10-2010, 12:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 8,169
Posted By PainterJohn
Craig, I dont think its owner is ready to part...

Craig, I dont think its owner is ready to part with it yet.. but id be happy to paint one for ya!
Forum: Painting your RV 12-10-2010, 11:38 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 8,169
Posted By PainterJohn
2 paint jobs we are finishing up

http://www.airbornekustomz.com/sampleN599DT.jpg
http://www.airbornekustomz.com/sampleN8YV.jpg
Just wanted to share the RV7 and RV8 that we are finishing up at the moment. Next up is an RV6...
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-06-2010, 01:12 PM
Replies: 875
Views: 548,751
Posted By PainterJohn
I dig the Green!! Nice job!

I dig the Green!! Nice job!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-26-2010, 06:22 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,976
Posted By PainterJohn
I barracaded my self inside my hangar, I spent 0...

I barracaded my self inside my hangar, I spent 0 dollars and came in contact with none of the rabid holiday beasts out in the malls. I successfully made it thought Black Friday untouched by insane...
Forum: Painting your RV 11-19-2010, 07:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,172
Posted By PainterJohn
Send me a PM with your email.. If you just want...

Send me a PM with your email.. If you just want to lay out your paint job with out all the fancy stuff. I have a nice 2-D RV8 drawing that I made using the less than accurate Vans drawing.
Forum: RV-10 11-15-2010, 11:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,321
Posted By PainterJohn
How about yokes like in a Zenith.. the Y shaped...

How about yokes like in a Zenith.. the Y shaped control in the center of the cabin that would be pretty easy to adapt.

Ravin vs RV10 option.. I built a Ravin 500. Its a very quick build kit....
Forum: Tools 11-12-2010, 02:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,110
Posted By PainterJohn
good point! The humidy plays a big factor in...

good point! The humidy plays a big factor in aircompressors.. Vegas is much drier than South Central Texas
Forum: Tools 11-11-2010, 08:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,110
Posted By PainterJohn
thats the compressor i use for my airbrush and...

thats the compressor i use for my airbrush and touch up gun :p
Forum: Tools 11-11-2010, 12:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,110
Posted By PainterJohn
wouldnt use it for painting.. or running airtools...

wouldnt use it for painting.. or running airtools like a sander (DA, palmsander)
It wont keep up with the volumn of air.. and it will have LOTS of water coming trough your lines.. Best bet is a 60...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-11-2010, 09:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,053
Posted By PainterJohn
Thanks to all the vets! We could have done it...

Thanks to all the vets! We could have done it with out YOU!
JM
US ARMY 1990-1996.
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-11-2010, 09:03 AM
Replies: 1,787
Views: 902,200
Posted By PainterJohn
here is a 7 im finishing up

http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=123459914379930
Just a little 19 second video i shot last night with my phone camera..
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-08-2010, 11:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,281
Posted By PainterJohn
didnt realize i delete that picture..

didnt realize i delete that picture..
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-04-2010, 08:16 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,359
Posted By PainterJohn
I know it had nothing to do with the engine.. If...

I know it had nothing to do with the engine.. If i recall it had to do with spin recovery, id heard that the average pilot could not recover from a spin, and therefore it needed a parachute to be...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-03-2010, 06:31 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 23,208
Posted By PainterJohn
Thats awesome!!

Thats awesome!!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-03-2010, 06:22 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,359
Posted By PainterJohn
They didnt get it "right" they got it Certified...

They didnt get it "right" they got it Certified by the government.. So what? Is that the be all and end all of development? Nope! Although it does work extremely well. Does that mean we should never...
Forum: Reviews 11-03-2010, 05:44 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 25,367
Posted By PainterJohn
I love Jet Glo.. Be warned some colors dont cover...

I love Jet Glo.. Be warned some colors dont cover very well.. White, Blue, Black Grey etc cover very well.. Red Yellow Green not very well at all.

They make 2 versions i high solids and a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-03-2010, 05:35 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,359
Posted By PainterJohn
I understand that.. but look at all of the...

I understand that.. but look at all of the improvements done to automotive engines over the last 50 years. There have been some improvements to aircraft engines as well, but not nearly at the same...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-03-2010, 12:21 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,359
Posted By PainterJohn
Perhaps lead addatives will still be around...

Perhaps lead addatives will still be around then??
Automotive racing fuels are expensive.. VP 105 octane that i used in my race bike.. Was 5.25 a gallon 20 years ago!!

I think this would be a great...
Forum: Reviews 11-01-2010, 05:59 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 25,367
Posted By PainterJohn
Agreed Jet Glo rocks!

Agreed Jet Glo rocks!
Forum: Safety 10-30-2010, 12:52 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,533
Posted By PainterJohn
What then is the proceedure for an emergency...

What then is the proceedure for an emergency closure? Monitor the radio until the mess is cleaned up? Or should controlers overseeing a given area be the ones to redirect traffic, after they have...
Forum: RV-4 10-29-2010, 12:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,859
Posted By PainterJohn
Use Clay Magic or something like that.. Basically...

Use Clay Magic or something like that.. Basically its a non abrasive clay that combined with a cleaner that is little more than soap and water (which actually works really well too with the clay)...
Forum: Safety 10-28-2010, 07:29 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,533
Posted By PainterJohn
I posted a notam a couple weeks ago for an event...

I posted a notam a couple weeks ago for an event here at GYB on a saturday.. I tried to post it a week ahead of time, but ATC said no sooner than 3 days prior to an event.
So the wednesday before.....
Forum: Rocket 10-28-2010, 07:23 PM
Replies: 254
Views: 191,541
Posted By PainterJohn
I got a few ideas!! Shoot me a pm

I got a few ideas!! Shoot me a pm
Forum: Fiberglass 10-28-2010, 08:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,364
Posted By PainterJohn
yeah this is the same stuff i have used before.....

yeah this is the same stuff i have used before.. looks cool
Forum: Fiberglass 10-27-2010, 03:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,364
Posted By PainterJohn
Check out Alsa Coatings.. the website is...

Check out Alsa Coatings.. the website is www.alsacorp.com

They make several different versions of chrome "paint" its all pretty much a urethane but takes alot of painting experience to prep and...
Forum: Fiberglass 10-21-2010, 09:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 7,041
Posted By PainterJohn
definitely sand it first.

definitely sand it first.
Forum: RV-10 10-18-2010, 09:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,824
Posted By PainterJohn
If youd like a large version of the one I use for...

If youd like a large version of the one I use for my customers renderings let me know..

http://www.airbornekustomz.com/images/RV10/RV10SmallSide.jpg
Forum: RV-10 10-18-2010, 07:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,824
Posted By PainterJohn
how large would you like it? I have taken the...

how large would you like it?
I have taken the vans drawing and really cleaned it up.. for the 10 and all the other models, for the schemes i design for my customers.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-13-2010, 12:15 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,042
Posted By PainterJohn
Man I bet that would be tough to apply in a...

Man I bet that would be tough to apply in a hangar..
This stuff always cracks me up.. like the waterborne crapola. It works perfectly under perfect conditions.. Rarely is an aircraft (or anything...
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-13-2010, 11:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,088
Posted By PainterJohn
Thumbs up I think it would be a time saver and much better...

I think it would be a time saver and much better alternative to the what the plans call for..
A down side would be the gel-coat they have on that piece... as long as it was gound back during the...
Forum: Fiberglass 10-10-2010, 07:34 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 25,471
Posted By PainterJohn
I would add (to save you money at the paint shop)...

I would add (to save you money at the paint shop) Use Professional Grade Urethane High build primer on your fiberglass..
Rattle cans are cheaper than a quart of 2K primer and hardener, yes.. but the...
Forum: Painting your RV 10-08-2010, 08:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,524
Posted By PainterJohn
Fly it down to airborne kustomz ;-)

Fly it down to airborne kustomz ;-)
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-04-2010, 04:52 PM
Replies: 1,787
Views: 902,200
Posted By PainterJohn
N200PF Flys!!

Congrats Peter!!
Forum: Painting your RV 09-21-2010, 09:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,663
Posted By PainterJohn
you need to get something on that alodine soon!

you need to get something on that alodine soon!
Forum: Painting your RV 09-20-2010, 08:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,009
Posted By PainterJohn
Yes Ditto the lay out by hand.. Having them cut...

Yes Ditto the lay out by hand.. Having them cut and trying to install an entire sheet of vinyl checker board is a big pain!! You can place them just how they need to be, much more easily!!
Forum: Painting your RV 09-20-2010, 06:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,663
Posted By PainterJohn
Ive used Kirker products (well about 15 years ago...

Ive used Kirker products (well about 15 years ago was the last time i saw it)
I was not happy with it at all.. Took twice as much to cover as the brand name stuff..
I had no idea that stuff was...
Forum: Painting your RV 09-17-2010, 01:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,009
Posted By PainterJohn
I have painted LOTS of checkers.. 90 degree...

I have painted LOTS of checkers.. 90 degree squares, waving flags, shreaded, on fire, wrapped around stuff.. you name it.

If you are using fineline to make your pattern, paint the dark color first....
Forum: Painting your RV 08-27-2010, 03:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,608
Posted By PainterJohn
Why do you need to remove it? Why not just sand...

Why do you need to remove it? Why not just sand it smooth and paint it?

MEK, Alcohol, thinner etc wont budge cured epoxy or professional strength materials.

If your aluminum was prepped right,...
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