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Forum: RV General Discussion/News Today, 12:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 178
Posted By wirejock
6-13

Disregard. I didn't see the previous post by the "other" Larry.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques Today, 09:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 314
Posted By wirejock
Caages

+1. I have three. Works pretty well. I still check depth every time before use so an adjustment is a minor inconvenience. Get two pieces of scrap at least 1/8" thick. Drill a pattern of #40 holes in...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines Yesterday, 05:07 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,814
Posted By wirejock
Fix

So what was the small fix?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News Yesterday, 02:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 178
Posted By wirejock
Google Group

Jeremy
I don't have a 10 but I do manage a Google Group, Colorado RVs. Several 10 owner builders in the group. Send me an e-mail from a G-mail account if you would like to join. Include full name and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-26-2020, 07:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,902
Posted By wirejock
Alumiprep

If it's anything like P60G2, Alumiprep will strip it right off. Peels it up like paint remover. I think it reacts with the acid somehow.
Forum: RV-14 05-24-2020, 04:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 593
Posted By wirejock
Order of operation

What he said. Advantage of priming before dimpling? None that I can think of.
If the primer will stand up to the dimpling, go for it. I think it's builder preference.
Forum: RV-14 05-24-2020, 02:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 593
Posted By wirejock
Before or After

Almost as much debate as the Primer War. Builder preference. Personally, I scuff before and prime after dimpling.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-24-2020, 10:43 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,340
Posted By wirejock
Galaxy Tab "A"

Also, anyone have a Pirep on the latest model Galaxy Tab "A"?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-23-2020, 05:23 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,340
Posted By wirejock
Amazon Fire

Don't use Amazon Fire. Bought one for Sweetie to play her games, e-mail, etc. I hacked it to run Google Play Store. Downloaded Avare. GPS wont locate. Oh well. It was a gift for Sweetie. I removed...
Forum: Painting your RV 05-23-2020, 07:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 890
Posted By wirejock
Solvent

Maybe unnecessary then. It's one of those paint habits. Wipe with solvent then a tack cloth just before spray. A volitile solvent like lacquer thinner or acetone is commonly used. I prefer Kirker 600...
Forum: Painting your RV 05-23-2020, 06:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 890
Posted By wirejock
Plate prep

If possible, alodine both sides. Once Alodined, the surface is theoretically stable from aluminum oxide formation so paint can be applied any time. Wipe with a solvent before spraying just to be sure.
Forum: Tools 05-22-2020, 08:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 355
Posted By wirejock
Platform

Similar. I have a 4'x4'x4" platform. Place the two EAA benches side by side. Clamp the platform and start dimpling. I'm a C-Frame builder and the business end is close to the edge so it's over the...
Forum: Primers 05-21-2020, 05:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 316
Posted By wirejock
Mix rate

Remember for priming RVs, most use 1:2. You don't need to buy two gallons of catalyst up front but eventually, you'll need it.
Forum: Primers 05-21-2020, 04:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 316
Posted By wirejock
P60G2

Call your local SW Auto Paint supply. Lots of shops still shoot P60G2 on aluminum before final primer and paint. That's how I learned to mix and spray it. One shop found it under paint on a stripped...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-21-2020, 10:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 485
Posted By wirejock
Digital level

I used one for the entire build. Also have a weighted level. For the wings, I used a long section of aluminum angle and a short piece. Clamped the short piece at the aft end the correct dimension and...
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-21-2020, 07:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 306
Posted By wirejock
Proseal

According to my blog I used 110 grams mixed per tank baffle.
Forum: RV-14 05-20-2020, 08:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 812
Posted By wirejock
Builder group

Scott
I manage a Google Group, Colorado RVs. If you would like to join, shoot me an e-mail (signature below) from a G-mail account. Sorry, Google rules. Please include full name a phone number. We...
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-20-2020, 08:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 869
Posted By wirejock
Brake

Rotate each hinge 180°. The edges of the boards will be the contact area. A bit more difficult to orient but far more power. So much you should be very careful.
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 05-19-2020, 06:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 371
Posted By wirejock
199,999

I have photo of ours crossing 200,000. Still going, and going,...
Forum: RV-14 05-19-2020, 02:35 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,824
Posted By wirejock
Finishing cost

Just to list a few...
Finishing kit
Prop
Govenor?
Engine Accessories (Alternator, starter, battery, etc.)
FWF
Fuel pump and selector
ELT
O≤
Interior
Forum: Fiberglass 05-19-2020, 11:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 466
Posted By wirejock
Curing epoxy

I'm fortunate to have a heating system room. Stays 90 most of the time. I hang any part that fits inside. It's actually very useful. Part set up before materials can flow.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-18-2020, 03:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,020
Posted By wirejock
Mentor

Can't Mentor but you have a great surname!:D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-18-2020, 02:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 275
Posted By wirejock
Epoxy primer

If you can live with another epoxy primer. Try Kirker EnduroPrime. 1:1 mix. Sprays easy. Comes in white, gray & black. Best part is price.
$78 gallon primer
$52 gallon catalyst
Auto Body Toolmart...
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-18-2020, 08:16 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 893
Posted By wirejock
DWG

There should be a full scale drawing in the kit.
However, you won't be riveting the paper so don't quit till you use the actual parts to compare the bends. Especially the downward bend that matches...
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-17-2020, 12:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 893
Posted By wirejock
Buller dies

https://bullerent.com/experimental/longeron-dies/
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-16-2020, 06:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 534
Posted By wirejock
Wobble

Assuming a standard EAA Bench, all my joints were glued before screwing. Plus the bottom deck is 1/2" plywood. Top and bottom decks both glued before screws. No give and no wobble. Much more work but...
Forum: Fiberglass 05-15-2020, 08:14 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,330
Posted By wirejock
Hole

Dan is the expert, but I would add several layers stacked in a reverse pyramid so the layers form a scarf joint. Probably at least one inside as well.
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-14-2020, 07:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 893
Posted By wirejock
Longerons

Lots of ways to skin that cat as others mentioned but make sure the bend is in the right place and matches the part like the canopy deck and tthe down slope of the forward skin. The paper is handy...
Forum: West (and Southwest) 05-13-2020, 11:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 622
Posted By wirejock
Colorado RVs

I manage a Goggle Group, Colorado RVs. We are 40+. None in Trinidad but quite a few i Colorado Springs. If you want to join, shoot me an e-mail (below) from a G-mail account.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-12-2020, 05:59 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,479
Posted By wirejock
Countersinked

Bother? Nope. Only that it was buillt in compliance with 43.13 and it's safe.
Maybe a 6 builder will comment. Seems odd to contersink .032 but I'm no Engineer and mine is a 7A.
I do know it is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-12-2020, 04:19 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,479
Posted By wirejock
Dimple

I think you need to provide more information and some photos because the skins should not be countersinked. Maybe you mean flush riveted? You're scaring us!:D
The manual is very specific about what...
Forum: Fiberglass 05-11-2020, 02:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,330
Posted By wirejock
Micro

I don't get air bubbles, but I don't use Cab-O-Sil. No idea.
However, there is a trick you could try. If I want the micro smooth, wet your fingers or a credit card with a spray bottle of water and...
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-10-2020, 09:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 221
Posted By wirejock
Elevator rivets

My opinion. Build on. Shop heads look fine and you can sa d down the head if if bothers you.
Forum: RV-9/9A 05-09-2020, 07:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 712
Posted By wirejock
I would guess about $5K. Assuming you opted for...

I would guess about $5K.
Assuming you opted for the new mount and "A" gear.
New cowl
Gear towers
Main gear
Forum: Primers 05-09-2020, 06:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 358
Posted By wirejock
Paint shop

Anything you do that save the paint shop work, saves you money. Masking and paper is easy and cheap. Vans gives you tons of it. Try and keep it paint off the outside but a little overspray is no big...
Forum: RV-14 05-06-2020, 08:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 654
Posted By wirejock
Colorado RVs

Tom
I manage a Google Group, Colorado RVs. We have several 14 members. If you would like to join, send me an e-mail from a Google G-Mail account. My address is below.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-06-2020, 08:32 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,363
Posted By wirejock
Ordering from Vans

Never had a problem
I usually use partial numbers and sift through the hits but always call in my order. I like to talk to humans.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-05-2020, 04:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 591
Posted By wirejock
Trailer

If you really want enclosed, pretty big. 20' deep minimum. Kinda depends on what is on the firewall. 16' from bulkhead to firewall. 8' for wings and tail feathers. I have a Basic Builder Log link on...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-05-2020, 02:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 453
Posted By wirejock
Rod End Bolt Pliers

My cuss jar keeps filling up installing the control surface rod end bolts. I'm working on tips so they go on and off a few times. I decided to modifiy a set of pliers so they won't slip off the bolt....
Forum: Primers 05-04-2020, 07:09 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,606
Posted By wirejock
Labeling

Here's my labeling scheme in one photo. It worked for every part.
The two vectors point "Up" or "Forward" and "Inboard" but it doesn't matter as long as it's consistent.
The top line is the actual...
Forum: Primers 05-04-2020, 03:23 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,606
Posted By wirejock
Labeling

Basically the same. I always labeled on flanges where parts would cover the markings. OCD. Even after cleaning, there was enough marking to remark and they show through P60G2 easily.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-02-2020, 01:44 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 251
Posted By wirejock
Colorado RVs

Broomfield, Vance Brand, Norco
Forum: RV-10 05-01-2020, 06:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,013
Posted By wirejock
Interior paint

Not a RV10 but I took rhe hard route. Everything that would show was painted before assembly. I did it so rivets would show. Sherwin Williams P60G2 primer and SW Jet Flex solvent based. Jet Flex is...
Forum: RV-14 05-01-2020, 04:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 618
Posted By wirejock
Bonded trim

I fabricated one piece skirt and one piece trim. They were bonded with Sika. The primer is so black, it's solid black inside. Probably too late if it's layed up on the canopy. Just an option.
Forum: Painting your RV 05-01-2020, 10:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 890
Posted By wirejock
Scuff

Yes. And don't worry about oils left behind with Alumiprep. It's a very strong acid. Wear gloves. You're more likely to contaminate the part after it's clean so switch to clean nitrile gloves.
Forum: Painting your RV 04-30-2020, 03:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 890
Posted By wirejock
Surface prep

Good prep instructions.
If you want a bit less environmental impact, substitute Bon Ami for the Alumiprep.
Alodine as soon as practical. Aluminum Oxide reforms pretty quick.
Please capture runoff....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-29-2020, 06:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,130
Posted By wirejock
#30

Nope. The hole is already drifting toward #30 with the damage. Once you drill #30, it makes sense to use a #30 dimple and standard 426 #4 rivet. Probably fit perfect and doubt anyone would ever...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-29-2020, 08:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,130
Posted By wirejock
Dimple

Looks.like.a tiny crack needs to be dressed out or drilled one size up. If the hole is clean at that point, dimple #30 and move on. If you don't like it, add a rivet equally spaced between the two...
Forum: RV-14 04-28-2020, 06:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 663
Posted By wirejock
Trim

Two thjngs to check
1. Edge distance on the two holes near the corners. They look fine.
2. Where the skin holes will fall but it doesn't look like there are any more.
Probably fine.
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-28-2020, 06:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,215
Posted By wirejock
Twist

Not sure about tolerance but I'll bet it would be a suprise. I was suprised bow much a wing would twist even after top skins were riveted. It would be interesting to see how one ended up buikt on a...
Forum: RV-10 04-27-2020, 07:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,646
Posted By wirejock
Tip

I used a neat tip to adjust the Heim Joints.
Buy two sections of polished 3/16" rod. Debur the ends. Slide one through all the Heim Joints onbone side. One rod each side or use one twice. It's nice...
Forum: RV-10 04-27-2020, 05:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,646
Posted By wirejock
Rod end bearings

And measure the rod end bearings.
Forum: RV-14 04-27-2020, 08:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 495
Posted By wirejock
Mentor

Yes. Or join a local EAA Chapter and locate a Mentor. Build with the mentor.
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-27-2020, 08:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 520
Posted By wirejock
Tank

There should be a sending unit kit with all the parts and an instruction sheet, including the gasket if you choose to use it. There is a monting ring riveted to the inside of the tank rib. Nut plates...
Forum: Fiberglass 04-26-2020, 04:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 704
Posted By wirejock
Tooling wax

Never heard of it but did find a hit.
https://marshallgruber.com/products/supplies/claywax
I've used all sorts of stuff to make the mold. Clay works pretty good. Multiple layers of various tape to...
Forum: RV-14 04-23-2020, 09:43 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,570
Posted By wirejock
Static port

I keep forgetting.
I ground the SafeAir port so it was flush to the fuse skin. Drilled the fuse and port for the Vans rivet port.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-22-2020, 06:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,018
Posted By wirejock
Slider track

AS3-063X1X48
AB6-250X1/2X48
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-22-2020, 05:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,018
Posted By wirejock
Bar stock

Order the har stock and strip stock. Much easier. The 8 rail is a tad short on the forward end for a 7. I fabricated a new rail from the bar and strip and left it full length till everything was...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-22-2020, 03:49 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,025
Posted By wirejock
Injury

Does it have to be sustained while building? I've had the usual drilled fingers, smashed fingers and cuts but the one that I'll never forget was a broken leg.
I broke my Tibia and Fibula slipping off...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-22-2020, 03:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,515
Posted By wirejock
CDI

I have two CDI torque wrenches.
One 1/4 and one 3/8. Covers everything.
I understand CDI makes Snap On torque wrenches.
Either way they are very nice.
Forum: Primers 04-22-2020, 11:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 506
Posted By wirejock
Jet Flex SB

Ok. Let's try again
I sprayed interior parts P60G2 then Jet Flex SB within a 30 minute window. I would still use P60G2 on the airframe. However, I would use Kirker Enduro Prime as an interior paint...
Forum: Primers 04-22-2020, 10:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 506
Posted By wirejock
Kirker

I've moved to Kirker paints. If I build another, it will be my paint for interior and exterior.
Enduro Prime is an epoxy primer. Tough. Comes in white, gray and black. Perfect for dual use. Primer...
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