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Forum: RV-7/7A 05-16-2019, 07:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 576
Posted By jcarne
The only downside to that is the mount is not a...

The only downside to that is the mount is not a small part, shipping it would be pricey.
Forum: My RV Build Project 05-09-2019, 08:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,459
Posted By jcarne
Yep I screwed up this area a couple of times on...

Yep I screwed up this area a couple of times on my -7A. No joke about that extra trim tab skin Mark mentioned, I know few that have made it through it in one shot.
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-07-2019, 05:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 717
Posted By jcarne
Lars thanks for posting them pics. This area has...

Lars thanks for posting them pics. This area has always confused me when using the sika method.
Forum: My RV Build Project 05-06-2019, 06:53 PM
Replies: 364
Views: 75,729
Posted By jcarne
Thanks Vern! No problem at all. It will...

Thanks Vern!



No problem at all. It will definitely be faster to just chop up the Van's fairing and reglass certain areas if you decide to go that route. However, if you want to learn how to do a...
Forum: My RV Build Project 05-05-2019, 10:10 PM
Replies: 364
Views: 75,729
Posted By jcarne
After making a little plastic hut around the tail...

After making a little plastic hut around the tail of the plane it was time to layup the fiberglass. I first ran some tests and let them cure for a day so I didn't screw my large hours on making the...
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-02-2019, 09:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 717
Posted By jcarne
Larry these are all good questions that will...

Larry these are all good questions that will hopefully get answered. They also seem very related to a few different models. You may want to post or have this moved to the general section to get...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-02-2019, 06:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 275
Posted By jcarne
I dimpled all four canopy decks and countersunk...

I dimpled all four canopy decks and countersunk the longeron. The dimples came out nice and crisp! I even dimpled after paint was applied.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-01-2019, 09:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,308
Posted By jcarne
Don't forget motorized scooters also seem to be...

Don't forget motorized scooters also seem to be popular as well.
Forum: RV-14 04-29-2019, 08:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,339
Posted By jcarne
Yep, have it welded and redo. I had to do it on...

Yep, have it welded and redo. I had to do it on my canopy frame where the nylon slider is.
Forum: My RV Build Project 04-29-2019, 02:20 PM
Replies: 364
Views: 75,729
Posted By jcarne
Thanks for the feedback, I'll go ahead and touch...

Thanks for the feedback, I'll go ahead and touch things up a bit. I know I'm probably going to have put a thick layer of micro on after the fact but mind as well get it as close as possible before...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-28-2019, 10:53 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,003
Posted By jcarne
I just purchased my west epoxy from Merrit Supply...

I just purchased my west epoxy from Merrit Supply only to find out that if I had gone straight from West Marine it is free shipping. :mad:
Forum: My RV Build Project 04-28-2019, 08:32 AM
Replies: 364
Views: 75,729
Posted By jcarne
Just a couple of small divots to fill in and a...

Just a couple of small divots to fill in and a little more smoothing around the base of the hs but I think it's ready for lay up. It looks rough around the edges but I assure you it's smooth. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-27-2019, 04:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 719
Posted By jcarne
Well heck ya! What model you go with?

Well heck ya! What model you go with?
Forum: My RV Build Project 04-26-2019, 10:13 PM
Replies: 364
Views: 75,729
Posted By jcarne
Glad to hear I'm not the only one Bob. I do...

Glad to hear I'm not the only one Bob. I do think in the end I will be happier with the results. I was also planning on extending the bottom a few inches to go with less screws. I'm also thinking...
Forum: My RV Build Project 04-25-2019, 09:50 PM
Replies: 364
Views: 75,729
Posted By jcarne
haha nothing a blast of air doesn't cure. I am...

haha nothing a blast of air doesn't cure. I am however very careful to not sand the skins! :eek:



haha only if you can get it off in one piece lol
Forum: My RV Build Project 04-25-2019, 06:57 AM
Replies: 364
Views: 75,729
Posted By jcarne
Here we are after a second coat and a third coat...

Here we are after a second coat and a third coat to fill low spots. The shape is quite close as compared to the Van's fairing. It is time to sand and shape a little more and then I will see if I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-24-2019, 06:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 790
Posted By jcarne
I toured the one through Everett Community...

I toured the one through Everett Community College on Paine field right next to the main Boeing manufacturing plant. I was impressed but ultimately decided another career.
Forum: My RV Build Project 04-24-2019, 05:37 PM
Replies: 364
Views: 75,729
Posted By jcarne
Dan H has a pretty good tutorial here...

Dan H has a pretty good tutorial here (http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=22931).



I hear ya, I would like to use the foam stuff but didn't want to wait a week on it, figured...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-24-2019, 05:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,869
Posted By jcarne
Yep, I always try to exhale if I'm squeezing with...

Yep, I always try to exhale if I'm squeezing with my face close to a rivet, I figured that stuff can't be good in the lungs.
Forum: My RV Build Project 04-24-2019, 06:53 AM
Replies: 364
Views: 75,729
Posted By jcarne
Haha that comment from your sticky in the fiber...

Haha that comment from your sticky in the fiber glass section is CONSTANTLY on my mind while I'm working with the mud! Thanks for the reminder and the great tutorial in the fiberglass tips...
Forum: My RV Build Project 04-22-2019, 09:42 PM
Replies: 364
Views: 75,729
Posted By jcarne
Oh boy here goes nothing! After playing around...

Oh boy here goes nothing! After playing around with the Van's empennage fairing a bit I decided to toss it in the trash, gaposis everywhere with that thing! My mother would never let me go in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-22-2019, 09:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 689
Posted By jcarne
Thanks for all the feedback guys. I just ordered...

Thanks for all the feedback guys. I just ordered 209D primer so looks like I will bond straight to powder coat like many before me.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-22-2019, 10:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 528
Posted By jcarne
haha glad I'm not the only one.

haha glad I'm not the only one.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-21-2019, 09:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 689
Posted By jcarne
Thanks for the replies everyone! Any more out...

Thanks for the replies everyone! Any more out there?



Thanks for the info Mike, this is exactly why I'm trying to decide to remove powder coating or not. I'm just not sure if spending another 50...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-21-2019, 08:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 689
Posted By jcarne
Question Sika question - remove powder coat?

Ok, I have read for what seems like days on Sika attaching the canopy and many threads mention something like "advantages and disadvantages on removing the powder coating have already been...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-21-2019, 07:48 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,643
Posted By jcarne
It's my understanding that the hinges have a...

It's my understanding that the hinges have a clear anodize coat on them. I noticed if you let sharpie stay for long periods of time on anodize or powder coated parts almost nothing works unless you...
Forum: My RV Build Project 04-20-2019, 07:09 AM
Replies: 364
Views: 75,729
Posted By jcarne
On to the VS! After mounting the HS on the...

On to the VS!

After mounting the HS on the fuselage last time I realized I still hadn't drilled the elevator horn lower hole for the push tube. So I took it off, drilled the holes and remounted...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-20-2019, 06:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 539
Posted By jcarne
Same thing I did too. I also just bent my...

Same thing I did too. I also just bent my riblets on a break, took a few tries but it went quick.
Forum: My RV Build Project 04-18-2019, 08:54 PM
Replies: 364
Views: 75,729
Posted By jcarne
Haha ya it gets tight for sure, it's not gonna...

Haha ya it gets tight for sure, it's not gonna fit through my garage door without it coming off.



Thank you good sir! Ya I'm going to try and do as much as I can while I wait for warmer weather...
Forum: My RV Build Project 04-18-2019, 06:59 AM
Replies: 364
Views: 75,729
Posted By jcarne
Well I haven't been sittin here doing nothing...

Well I haven't been sittin here doing nothing since my last post. :D Since I'm waiting for it to warm up before cutting the canopy I decided to mount the tail. Yesterday I finished mounting the...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-11-2019, 08:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 670
Posted By jcarne
I used these (https://www.mcmaster.com/9307k132),...

I used these (https://www.mcmaster.com/9307k132), they fit perfectly and went over both pieces of metal.
Forum: My RV Build Project 04-08-2019, 06:00 PM
Replies: 364
Views: 75,729
Posted By jcarne
Yep, Kent hit it on the head. We expose them...

Yep, Kent hit it on the head. We expose them areas so the mount isn't changed at all even after adding the fire protection.
Forum: My RV Build Project 04-07-2019, 08:58 PM
Replies: 326
Views: 101,032
Posted By jcarne
Well heck ya man looking good! Keep the train...

Well heck ya man looking good! Keep the train rollin!
Forum: My RV Build Project 04-07-2019, 07:52 AM
Replies: 364
Views: 75,729
Posted By jcarne
Here are some pics of my canopy frame after...

Here are some pics of my canopy frame after bending. If anyone sees any problems or areas that need adjusted please please post or PM me. The only thing I haven't done yet is bring things in about...
Forum: My RV Build Project 04-07-2019, 07:41 AM
Replies: 364
Views: 75,729
Posted By jcarne
Just to clarify as well, all of them locations...

Just to clarify as well, all of them locations are for the fuel injected horizontal intake engine. The alternate air pass through is for the cable that opens a little door in the intake tube/plenum...
Forum: My RV Build Project 04-06-2019, 09:46 AM
Replies: 364
Views: 75,729
Posted By jcarne
Kent, the canopy frame bending is a real test of...

Kent, the canopy frame bending is a real test of patience but I think I finally got it. I'll try and post pics of it later today. I was getting REALLY frustrated with it at one point because the...
Forum: My RV Build Project 04-05-2019, 11:46 PM
Replies: 364
Views: 75,729
Posted By jcarne
Well after bending the canopy frame to...

Well after bending the canopy frame to satisfaction I figured I mind as well go back and finish up the firewall. I installed the hinges on the lower half for the cowl. All that is left to do at...
Forum: My RV Build Project 04-03-2019, 06:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,397
Posted By jcarne
Welcome aboard good sir! If you ever have...

Welcome aboard good sir! If you ever have questions don't hesitate to drop me a PM!

P.S. You are mega lucky living that close to Van's. Prepare to drive there a few times. :D
Forum: My RV Build Project 04-03-2019, 06:47 AM
Replies: 364
Views: 75,729
Posted By jcarne
Haha no problem Kent glad to help! I'll post...

Haha no problem Kent glad to help! I'll post pics soon of my canopy frame all bent properly, wow was that a chore.
Forum: My RV Build Project 03-30-2019, 10:47 AM
Replies: 364
Views: 75,729
Posted By jcarne
Holy tomatillo, the aft top skins are done!...

Holy tomatillo, the aft top skins are done! :D

https://live.staticflickr.com/7904/47447529722_bbc9c45a6f_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2fhLZxh)20190329_172610 (https://flic.kr/p/2fhLZxh) by Jereme Carne...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-23-2019, 07:19 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,219
Posted By jcarne
If you want to give Flickr a try I (and many...

If you want to give Flickr a try I (and many others) have had great luck with photo hosting using it. Here are my directions to...
Forum: My RV Build Project 03-21-2019, 12:56 PM
Replies: 364
Views: 75,729
Posted By jcarne
Good questions Kent. The fiberfrax is sandwiched...

Good questions Kent. The fiberfrax is sandwiched between the firewall and the titanium, putting it inside the cockpit is basically the biggest no no as it off gases when heated. The fiberfrax is a...
Forum: My RV Build Project 03-21-2019, 07:51 AM
Replies: 364
Views: 75,729
Posted By jcarne
Been slamming away on the firewall fireproofing. ...

Been slamming away on the firewall fireproofing. Almost done with all the firewall stuff to do then I'll be moving on to the canopy! :D:eek:(not sure which one is appropriate for the last comment...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-21-2019, 07:41 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,016
Posted By jcarne
It's worth noting that most if not all of them...

It's worth noting that most if not all of them involved speeds above Vne when a tail failure was present.
Forum: My RV Build Project 03-19-2019, 08:42 AM
Replies: 326
Views: 101,032
Posted By jcarne
Kent, good call on that carbide bit in that die...

Kent, good call on that carbide bit in that die grinder eh? Love that thing, it's a beast!
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-17-2019, 08:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 600
Posted By jcarne
Ya you have to wing it somewhat. The only thing...

Ya you have to wing it somewhat. The only thing that isn't obvious was I machine countersunk the two aft z-bracket rivets that are under the motor instead of dimpling (the motor is quite low to the...
Forum: My RV Build Project 03-15-2019, 06:35 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 40,661
Posted By jcarne
Very impressed indeed, nicely done. Gives me...

Very impressed indeed, nicely done. Gives me something to think about for when I have a garage big enough to wheel one around. :D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-14-2019, 09:01 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,159
Posted By jcarne
I track everything I buy including shipping, I'm...

I track everything I buy including shipping, I'm up to 2365.92 in shipping for my project. Only avionics and a few odds and ends left though.
Forum: My RV Build Project 03-10-2019, 09:51 PM
Replies: 364
Views: 75,729
Posted By jcarne
Well the weather has finally turned into a...

Well the weather has finally turned into a Wyoming springtime (30s) which means it's time to go full steam again in the garage! I'm looking forward to a productive work year, perhaps so good that...
Forum: My RV Build Project 03-06-2019, 09:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,680
Posted By jcarne
Welcome to the club good sir! Glad to see I'm...

Welcome to the club good sir! Glad to see I'm not the only one managing to build with a new born. haha If you ever have any questions don't hesitate to ask!
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-06-2019, 09:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,281
Posted By jcarne
Them things are so cheap it didn't make sense to...

Them things are so cheap it didn't make sense to me to not include two extras in the wing order. As Dave said above, you can get it from a local metal supplier but if you live in the boonies like...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-04-2019, 06:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 633
Posted By jcarne
Lot's of great suggestions here guys. Here is...

Lot's of great suggestions here guys. Here is what I ended up with. I would certainly do this differently next time but since I already had holes drilled this was the ticket. I have a lower ring...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-02-2019, 10:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 633
Posted By jcarne
Thanks for the replies guys, I like the little...

Thanks for the replies guys, I like the little clip idea with a redo of the covers if that doesn't work. Brett I hear ya, I just think this is a cool little mod. A guy could put two more windows to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-02-2019, 07:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 633
Posted By jcarne
Question Plexiglass window - how to attach?

Hello everyone, I'm working on the aft cover plates and decided to install a little window in each one for inspection of the elevator horn bolt. However, when trying to rivet I cracked a piece off...
Forum: My RV Build Project 02-26-2019, 06:52 AM
Replies: 364
Views: 75,729
Posted By jcarne
Thanks for posting, so many people have good...

Thanks for posting, so many people have good experiences with Paul that it was a no brainer where I decided to spend my money.



Yes I'm installing some Squadron Pro lights in the wingtips which...
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-24-2019, 07:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 905
Posted By jcarne
I think Larry means that this simple o-ring...

I think Larry means that this simple o-ring replacement would require you to add an access which you are not going to do while the wing (or at least the tank) is still mounted. I personally would...
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-24-2019, 07:31 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,986
Posted By jcarne
Nice job, that is a daunting task now complete.

Nice job, that is a daunting task now complete.
Forum: My RV Build Project 02-21-2019, 07:59 PM
Replies: 364
Views: 75,729
Posted By jcarne
Decided to assembly the FlyLEDs kit I received...

Decided to assembly the FlyLEDs kit I received last year, I have been saving it for cold weather. This was one of the funnest parts of the build so far! I don't solder as much as I would like so...
Forum: My RV Build Project 02-17-2019, 09:59 PM
Replies: 364
Views: 75,729
Posted By jcarne
Slow going the past couple of weeks but still...

Slow going the past couple of weeks but still making progress. Finished up the pushtubes just in time for a bunch of family visits to see the new little one. I also started working on the FlyLEDs...
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-13-2019, 09:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 662
Posted By jcarne
Haha aint that the truth, seemed like 1 page took...

Haha aint that the truth, seemed like 1 page took forever! It was all good fun though!
Forum: RV-10 02-10-2019, 07:57 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,023
Posted By jcarne
Congrats on the big milestone!

Congrats on the big milestone!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-10-2019, 07:56 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,311
Posted By jcarne
Well heck ya, congrats! Keep on keepin on!

Well heck ya, congrats! Keep on keepin on!
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