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Forum: RV-8/8A 01-14-2012, 06:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,121
Posted By jaypee
Another Option

My canopy skirts also were pretty bad. As reported earlier, the fit around the back of the Todd's canopy wasn't close. My tech counselor suggested using the stock skirts to do layups for the sides...
Forum: RV-3 07-20-2011, 09:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,951
Posted By jaypee
Excellent Write Up

And great looking results! I've been klutzing around redoing the factory skirts on my 8 project for 2 months and after reading this I want to start all over. Thanks for a great article...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-11-2011, 06:57 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 838
Posted By jaypee
Your favorite engine parts place (J & J, Aero)...

Your favorite engine parts place (J & J, Aero) should have these in stock.

Jerald King
-8 Fiberglass canopy skirts- yuck
Tucson
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-25-2011, 12:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 842
Posted By jaypee
I Think So

https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/9VEps2VUge4Vso2jqlb8mKU1a4pgG8CFhJIJ4Zc_cWs?feat=directlink

Plus Bendix mags, ignition leads, flywheel, and carb. Also, a new friend.

Trust, but...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-25-2011, 12:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 842
Posted By jaypee
French Lycoming- Adventures in Importing

A few months back a Lycoming 0-360-A3A appeared in the classifieds from a fellow in France. Someone didn't get a reply from their inquiry to him and posted his dissatisfaction in that thread. One...
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-23-2011, 08:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,361
Posted By jaypee
The oscillating tool didn't work for me. I know...

The oscillating tool didn't work for me. I know lots of people love them but for me it didn't work. My compressor ran out of wind too quickly with the die grinder/cut off wheel. My dremel got...
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-23-2011, 03:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,361
Posted By jaypee
Gracias

Thanks for your replies. I think I'll go ahead and set up for the big slice, then. At this point there probably isn't much else to do as the front does not have any extra to trim at this point...
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-23-2011, 11:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,361
Posted By jaypee
Canopy trimming question

I've been trimming my canopy per the threads and websites on the subject- starting at the front and lowering it on the windshield bow keeping it contoured to the skin. As the canopy lowered onto the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-28-2010, 12:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,678
Posted By jaypee
Yes it is (goopey)

I had problems using my Harbor Freight detail hvlp gun (professional grade, of course) with a 1 mm tip. The 1.5 mm tip worked much better for me. It looks like thats roughly equivalent to the Binks...
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-04-2010, 05:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 936
Posted By jaypee
The gear legs are U-801-L(&R)-PC. The canopy is...

The gear legs are U-801-L(&R)-PC. The canopy is C-801. If you are going with Todd's for the lower cost I would get a number from Van's for the price break on deleting the canopy. Its not that...
Forum: Painting your RV 07-03-2010, 07:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,133
Posted By jaypee
Nice!

Sounds like gloss or satin will work. Thanks Patrick!

Jerald King
RV8 Doodling wiring diagrams
Tucson
Forum: Painting your RV 07-03-2010, 04:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,133
Posted By jaypee
Question Sikaflex - flat or gloss?

Stealing someone else's idea (as usual) I'm planning on painting the canopy frame and windshield bow- and while I'm at it the front seat support- black to help hide what are sure to be some messy...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-18-2010, 07:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,357
Posted By jaypee
You might try

calling around to the engine rebuild shops nearest you and asking to rent the special heli coil tool. Someone here in Tucson did that and was able to rent the tool from Varga in Phoenix. Or even...
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-13-2009, 02:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,664
Posted By jaypee
Vans has offered to replace the part for...

Vans has offered to replace the part for shippings costs.

Jerald King
-8 Tucson
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-10-2009, 09:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,796
Posted By jaypee
OK Reiley, you're back at the top of my "to give...

OK Reiley, you're back at the top of my "to give rides to" list when I get this critter built!

The website I wanted to reference in the earlier post regarding relative thicknesses was John Huft's...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-09-2009, 10:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,796
Posted By jaypee
Well, OUCH. That was a cut, right?

Thanks to all who responded with helpful information to my question.

I do like the 2514 gray, but may still go with Todds lighter timt due to the price break. Someone posted that Todds are thicker...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-09-2009, 02:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,796
Posted By jaypee
Thanks, Larry

Thats what I was looking for. Thought perhaps the 2514 might be somewhat darker than the Todd's lighter tint but lighter than his dark dark. Looks like thats not the case.

Jerald King
-8 Tucson
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-09-2009, 12:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,796
Posted By jaypee
Done the search

Read the posts. (Got the t-shirt?) Seen some tinted canopies. Most pics don't say what tint their canopy is, however, and "darker" doesn't help much. What is the Van's bronze or the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-09-2009, 11:52 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,796
Posted By jaypee
Tinted Canopy(s)

I'm starting to look at options with my finish kit order (easier than finishing the fiberglass tips). Had been planning on a Todd's canopy because the tinted version sounds like a no brainer for...
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-06-2009, 12:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,664
Posted By jaypee
I would...

but if I grind it down that much I'm into the weld- I've already taken quite a lot off that side with dremel and file. And then I'll have to shim the other side- the release assembly is hitting the...
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-03-2009, 02:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,664
Posted By jaypee
Thanks for the pics fellows

And it looks like another call to the Mother Ship is in order....

Jerald King
Tucson
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-03-2009, 11:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,664
Posted By jaypee
Adjustable rudder release/release pin

I'm having an alignment problem with the adjustable rudder release assembly alignment relative to the release pin. The pivot bushing for the release assembly is not aligned with the release pin hole...
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-01-2009, 09:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,337
Posted By jaypee
I had the same problem

Cut about a quarter turn of thread in it to get the cotter pin through. Had to use HF soft jaws in the vise to hold the thing. Now I'm trying to figure out what to do about the hinge bushing...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-20-2009, 04:12 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,113
Posted By jaypee
Take Your Inspiration Where You Can Get It

I was having one of those blah weekend afternoons a couple weeks ago. Sitting around the house... wondering why Avery didn't make oops bolt kits for the crooked ugly holes you sometimes drill. The...
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-09-2009, 11:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,461
Posted By jaypee
Paint Prices

Anyone thinking of going with jetflex might want to check several distributors for prices. I found a 50% difference between the West coast and the Midwest.

And the water base stuff is really nice...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-27-2008, 08:45 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 653
Posted By jaypee
Yep

I had the same problem. In the same location. And Vans was okay with removing material from the F804G spacer to provide clearance.Their only caution was to not remove too much material - try to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-22-2008, 09:11 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 716
Posted By jaypee
Aileron Hinge Bolt Fit

Thought I would pass this on to hopefully save someone else some grief. While fitting the ailerons, the outboard bolts fit fine after running a #11 reamer through. The inner hinge was a different...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-20-2008, 12:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,048
Posted By jaypee
I feel your pain.... Actually, its not that bad...

I feel your pain....

Actually, its not that bad if you keep the goop contained a little. I used a jig as recommended with the other ribs clecoed in place. If you can get some 20 or 30cc syringes...
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-31-2007, 08:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,236
Posted By jaypee
You get to fabricate

Funny, I asked the same question, but am unable to find it using the search engine.

Anyway, the dimensions are given in the plans, and if you look amongst the aluminum trim strips, you'll find two...
Forum: RV-9/9A 07-31-2007, 12:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,026
Posted By jaypee
I've been working through the same thing on my...

I've been working through the same thing on my second wing. The first wing
-when I didn't have a clue what I was doing- had no gaps. Now I have a gap on the top between the tank and skins. The...
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-18-2007, 04:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 708
Posted By jaypee
But do you use the same sealant for the access...

But do you use the same sealant for the access plate? I'm asking because on the Grummans they use a low adhesion sealant for the access covers so you can remove them without tearing them up. The...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-16-2007, 03:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,260
Posted By jaypee
The perfect plane thing was an attempt at dry...

The perfect plane thing was an attempt at dry humor. Its already way too late for that. Just ask Bruce at Vans.

Jerald
RV-8A Tucson

Charging the cordless
Pro-Seal and more replacement parts on...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-16-2007, 01:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,260
Posted By jaypee
Thanks, Brad. I was wondering if I should switch...

Thanks, Brad. I was wondering if I should switch to the 3 flute, but wasn't sure that my problem wasn't poor technique on my part.... most problems turn out to be.

Do you use a cordless when using...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-16-2007, 01:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,260
Posted By jaypee
Sorry, I guess I should be more specific. I'm...

Sorry, I guess I should be more specific. I'm countersinking the baffle attachment hole in the tank skin. The plans say the baffle is not to be dimpled, but the skins countersunk.

Jerald
RV-8A ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-16-2007, 12:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,260
Posted By jaypee
Unhappy Countersinking Halos

My attempt to build the perfect plane first time out has met a new snag. In countersinking the tank skins, I'm getting scratches about the diameter of my bit. They seem to appear at random. I'm...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-07-2007, 10:15 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 761
Posted By jaypee
Wing Conduit Location (Again)

Sorry to resurrect this so soon, but am wondering if this advice:

>Hate to be the bearer of bad news, but your top conduit is gonna dead-end >at the fuselage. It's above the seat rib profile. You're...
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