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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-16-2018, 10:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 275
Posted By JonJay
I wondered if they still use asbestos ;)

I wondered if they still use asbestos ;)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-15-2018, 08:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 479
Posted By JonJay
The only reason I am aware that folks open up the...

The only reason I am aware that folks open up the oil door is to try to mitigate hot start issues. If your closing up shop, I see no reason not to button everything up.

By the way, I have used a...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-13-2018, 05:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,190
Posted By JonJay
That’s a lot more! Ha! I am a “buy a box” guy....

That’s a lot more! Ha!

I am a “buy a box” guy. However, I am also a poor planner. I buy bulk to overcome this, then end up borrowing from a neighbor or waiting on my order because I forgot to...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-13-2018, 04:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,237
Posted By JonJay
Here is what sells kits - 1. Completeness of...

Here is what sells kits -
1. Completeness of parts and documents.
2. Location, location, location ( it’s $2-3k to ship a kit almost anywhere in the lower 48.) You also get much more play if you have...
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-13-2018, 04:07 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,706
Posted By JonJay
One caution about the steering link products for...

One caution about the steering link products for new tailwheel pilots. I know of three runway departures, all on RV8’s, due to pilot error overcontrolling. All where new to tailwheel.
They don’t...
Forum: Safety 09-10-2018, 11:08 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,378
Posted By JonJay
Keeping with the topic “tips for new RV pilots”....

Keeping with the topic “tips for new RV pilots”.
Relax.
Keep things simple.
Get training from a qualified, experienced, professional known for RV’s if you’re struggling.

A relaxed grip using...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-10-2018, 09:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 650
Posted By JonJay
I agree with the black stuff just being residual...

I agree with the black stuff just being residual preservative oil. If it helps, I know of one kit for sale now (7), priced at $17.5k. QB wings and fuselage with empennage, flaps, and ailerons built,...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-09-2018, 03:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 650
Posted By JonJay
Start here...

Start here -
https://vansaircraft.com/pdf/usedrvkit.pdf
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-01-2018, 09:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,083
Posted By JonJay
I idle smoothly at 600rpm with the Silverhawk and...

I idle smoothly at 600rpm with the Silverhawk and standard mags. 750 would be too high for me and I am CS.
Just a data point for you.
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 08-30-2018, 01:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 265
Posted By JonJay
For short flights: Newberry Crater Fort Rock ......

For short flights:
Newberry Crater
Fort Rock
... and your not that far from the Alvord Desert.

The High Desert Museum is very nice and close to the Lava Cast Forest.

Too many fun things to list.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-26-2018, 04:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,075
Posted By JonJay
Keep following the plans in sequence as you have...

Keep following the plans in sequence as you have been. As mentioned 1/8” is nothing in the scheme of things here. It’s been a long time, But I don’t remember any references to square the HS to the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-25-2018, 08:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 712
Posted By JonJay
Yes Scott. That is what I meant.

Yes Scott. That is what I meant.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-25-2018, 03:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 712
Posted By JonJay
This is what I do. However, I take some fluid out...

This is what I do. However, I take some fluid out of the reservoir as it can expand and run out making a bit of a mess when if is full up.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-23-2018, 11:49 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,336
Posted By JonJay
This particular "forest of tabs" is designed for...

This particular "forest of tabs" is designed for use in metal or plastic airplanes, hence the long thru bolt which would be necessary if you didn't have a metal firewall. Aeroelectric book shows the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-23-2018, 09:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 431
Posted By JonJay
I followed plans and used the Cleveland wing tip...

I followed plans and used the Cleveland wing tip kit with 4/40’s.
I have never stripped any. I also have no problem seeing the difference between a #6 and #8 screw. Just my experience in 12 years and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-21-2018, 12:14 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,605
Posted By JonJay
I angle my feet, toes out, and rest on the rudder...

I angle my feet, toes out, and rest on the rudder bar. Rotate them in when brakes are needed. Works for me, but may not for others as we all have different feet and shoe sizes.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 08-21-2018, 12:09 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 646
Posted By JonJay
Wanted - RV10

Looking for a friend. Any leads on a well sorted 10 would be appreciated.
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 08-15-2018, 10:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 567
Posted By JonJay
If not already tried, Ellison recommends shutting...

If not already tried, Ellison recommends shutting down with mags, not mixture, for easier hot starts.
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-11-2018, 09:44 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 16,214
Posted By JonJay
There may even be additional benefit although I...

There may even be additional benefit although I am no engineer. There are some really clean approaches to this like Tom’s that add bushings and the collar.
The master cylinders are intended to be...
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-10-2018, 11:25 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 16,214
Posted By JonJay
Wow... is that necessary? Most are installing...

Wow... is that necessary?
Most are installing springs to fix “dragging brakes” rather than fix the underlying issue first. Your the first I have heard of that installed them to get “greater tactile...
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-10-2018, 09:21 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 16,214
Posted By JonJay
Springs are a bandaid around a problem. Fix the...

Springs are a bandaid around a problem. Fix the problem and you don't need springs. Most people won't accept a system in their airplane that doesn't work properly. This seems to be an exception as...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-10-2018, 09:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,083
Posted By JonJay
Generally speaking slower speeds allow for better...

Generally speaking slower speeds allow for better control. However, I doubt your issues are with speed. Most get poor results in thin sheet by not supporting the work. I use a wood block under the...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-08-2018, 07:22 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 22,984
Posted By JonJay
Good job. I think a few hours invested well....

Good job. I think a few hours invested well. Future ones will go a bit quicker but hopefully you won't have to find out!
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-08-2018, 08:47 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 41,921
Posted By JonJay
I always jack the plane in flight attitude. This...

I always jack the plane in flight attitude. This keeps side loading off the jack points. As Rob noted, this should raise the mains on a nosewheel RV.
The only jack point failure I am aware of was...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-07-2018, 06:04 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,078
Posted By JonJay
....and that is doing your pilot “Shi....” Every...

....and that is doing your pilot “Shi....”
Every machine I have owned has behaved a bit different. You set them up per the manual, then you deal with the specific issues, fix or fine tune what you...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-07-2018, 05:03 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,078
Posted By JonJay
If you adjust idle mixture properly, you should...

If you adjust idle mixture properly, you should have a 50rpm, or so, rise before the engine dies as you “smoothly” pull to ICO. Yes?
If you have a 50rpm rise, one could reason you have room to lean...
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-04-2018, 07:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,135
Posted By JonJay
Fuses and CB's are sized to protect the wire, not...

Fuses and CB's are sized to protect the wire, not the device(s). You can downsize based on connected load, or if the device installation instructions state something smaller to be placed inline.
I...
Forum: International 08-04-2018, 06:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 340
Posted By JonJay
I was just there for just a couple days. Didn’t...

I was just there for just a couple days. Didn’t see any GA but who knows.
We found renting a car to be the cheapest and easiest way to see the sites but we didn’t have time to do anything but the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-04-2018, 07:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 430
Posted By JonJay
I highly recommend this tool. No timing marks...

I highly recommend this tool. No timing marks needed. Both, my IO-360 and my O-320, timing marks where off a degree or two. This tool will get you spot on. I am told this isn't uncommon for the...
Forum: ADS-B 07-25-2018, 01:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 768
Posted By JonJay
I am in the same boat. I wish I had my 327 at Osh...

I am in the same boat. I wish I had my 327 at Osh to take advantage of the update as mine is too old to work directly.
Forum: Rocket 07-25-2018, 12:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 491
Posted By JonJay
I can stick stuff together. Russ can weld! I...

I can stick stuff together. Russ can weld!
I wouldn’t guess anybody could weld this, but Russ isn’t anybody!
Forum: RV-10 07-24-2018, 02:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 674
Posted By JonJay
‘cause that is how it was supplied by Vans and...

‘cause that is how it was supplied by Vans and shown in their plan set. I agree with you for the most part but I want a sturdier hose connnected to the the engine.
I have per plans thru firewall...
Forum: Rocket 07-24-2018, 02:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 491
Posted By JonJay
Bummer. The problem of bolt “wobble” is pretty...

Bummer. The problem of bolt “wobble” is pretty common and can be fixed in a couple of ways, most common being a taper pin. However, if the weldment is cracked I see no choice but to remove it and...
Forum: Safety 07-20-2018, 10:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,477
Posted By JonJay
I even asked my DAR about checking things like...

I even asked my DAR about checking things like this. He told me exactly what Mel said and added " Your butt is going in this thing. I hope you followed the plans but that isn't what I am here for."
Forum: Safety 07-20-2018, 09:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,477
Posted By JonJay
Yes, and No. It depends on the DAR back then....

Yes, and No.
It depends on the DAR back then. Things have come a long way in the familiarity DAR’s have with RV airframe issues.
My DAR, back in the day, didn’t dig too far past control system...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-19-2018, 09:36 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,734
Posted By JonJay
He is just doing a wobble test.

He is just doing a wobble test.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-19-2018, 09:34 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 851
Posted By JonJay
750 hours 11 years, per plans from Van’s. No...

750 hours 11 years, per plans from Van’s. No leaks, ever. They will not leak when properly installed. I believe Van’s demo fleet will speak better than I.
However, for some reason, people just don’t...
Forum: Reviews 07-18-2018, 07:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 539
Posted By JonJay
Those are some rough looking dies, but if they...

Those are some rough looking dies, but if they get the job done, that's all that matters.
For what it is worth, I only use seamless barrel terminals. They cost a bit more and it probably doesn't...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-18-2018, 07:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 851
Posted By JonJay
I only find it necessary to check fluid levels...

I only find it necessary to check fluid levels once a year, at time of CI. You should be down there anyway lubing up rudder pedal and brake hinge points, checking rudder cable, weldment, etc..... I...
Forum: Tools 07-16-2018, 04:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,994
Posted By JonJay
Nice find Bill. I have a few old Rockwell/Delta...

Nice find Bill. I have a few old Rockwell/Delta machines and they will last several lifetimes. They don’t make them like they used to!
Keep your eye out for a VFD (speed controller) and you can turn...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-14-2018, 11:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 856
Posted By JonJay
Looks like a manufacturing defect?

Looks like a manufacturing defect?
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-12-2018, 09:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,517
Posted By JonJay
Nobody will question anyone’s quality of...

Nobody will question anyone’s quality of construction when you can see it and inspect it. I will always question what I can’t see.
Who am I? Nobody.... Build the airplane YOU want.

If your going to...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-11-2018, 03:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,517
Posted By JonJay
I agree with Gary, but most all metal cowls and...

I agree with Gary, but most all metal cowls and fairings I have see where not well executed. I did make my own metal windscreen fairing, three times until I got it right, but it looks good and it...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-11-2018, 09:01 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,941
Posted By JonJay
If it helps, I switched from single grade to semi...

If it helps, I switched from single grade to semi synthetic (aeroshell)in my 0-320-E2G at +\- 2000 hours. Oil usage was always minimal and remained that way after the switch.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-09-2018, 09:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,280
Posted By JonJay
Good stuff. The one personal limit that applies...

Good stuff.

The one personal limit that applies to all of the variables is fatigue. After making some basic mistakes, and not executing some challenging situations at my best when I was fatigued, I...
Forum: Propellers 07-09-2018, 08:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 532
Posted By JonJay
I just drew three large circles on the bulkhead,...

I just drew three large circles on the bulkhead, center line bisecting the existing holes, inner line, outer line, drilled my new holes and used a rat tail file and filed to the lines to make an arc...
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-09-2018, 09:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 993
Posted By JonJay
There is a really good thread on how others have...

There is a really good thread on how others have done this but I can’t find it. I believe it was Tom Martin. He essentially uses a template indexed to the longeron and transfers the hole locations...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-07-2018, 03:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 907
Posted By JonJay
What are you working on?

What are you working on?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-06-2018, 08:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,220
Posted By JonJay
As those mention, you certainly can as many have....

As those mention, you certainly can as many have. However, you will come away with better stick and rudder skills if you get some time in a Champ, Pacer, etc....
RV’s don’t require advanced...
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-29-2018, 11:52 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,140
Posted By JonJay
I wish I had 3/8". Fortunately, the 5/16" I have...

I wish I had 3/8". Fortunately, the 5/16" I have is on the bottom.
It is a bit tricky but obviously doable. I like your recommendation. 1/4" is really tight.
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-29-2018, 11:51 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,140
Posted By JonJay
My neighbor did this as well Carl. He used a disk...

My neighbor did this as well Carl. He used a disk grinder and it went pretty quickly. Chucked up the rod in a drill as well. Good suggestion.
I just let mine ride up. Doesn't bother me a bit, but...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-29-2018, 11:45 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,365
Posted By JonJay
Thanks Michael and Larry. No, I am not really...

Thanks Michael and Larry. No, I am not really worried about it at all. I am in Walt's camp here and don't believe this issue has caused "airplanes to fall out of the sky" as Mr. Bush would like to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-29-2018, 08:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,557
Posted By JonJay
Congrats! A family RV grin. Very nice looking...

Congrats! A family RV grin. Very nice looking airplane. Outstanding achievement.
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-29-2018, 08:40 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,140
Posted By JonJay
It is really difficult to determine how much, if...

It is really difficult to determine how much, if any, sag you will get. Some don't sag at all. Some drop a bit.
In the day, folks felt it was a sense of pride to have as little gap as possible. Over...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-29-2018, 07:53 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,365
Posted By JonJay
I appreciate the discussion among some of the...

I appreciate the discussion among some of the very well qualified folks on VAF. It is a shame that someone like Bush with all that experience can’t stay away from the sensationalism and provide...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-27-2018, 08:28 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,712
Posted By JonJay
Very important, but you can’t have good gun...

Very important, but you can’t have good gun control if your work is moving around or you are not bracing yourself in a good position to keep the gun stable.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-26-2018, 03:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,712
Posted By JonJay
The most common problem I see is not clamping the...

The most common problem I see is not clamping the work down to a solid bench or fixture. The second most common problem is not getting into position to be able to squarely hold the river gun and...
Forum: Safety 06-21-2018, 09:50 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,532
Posted By JonJay
I trust you Scott. Perhaps the steel valve into...

I trust you Scott.
Perhaps the steel valve into the aluminum boss makes a difference. Anyway, I have had no issues with only fuel lube as a lubricant for the drain valves. No leaks, 12 years, and...
Forum: Safety 06-20-2018, 02:43 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,532
Posted By JonJay
Good resources. I should have been more clear....

Good resources. I should have been more clear. “Straight” fittings that have no orientation do not necessarily need sealant, or any fitting you can tighten and not loosen back up to align. They are...
Forum: Safety 06-20-2018, 11:00 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,532
Posted By JonJay
You don’t need sealant on a straight pipe thread....

You don’t need sealant on a straight pipe thread. The threads are designed to purposefully gall and self seal, as long as you don’t back them off. A lubricant is recommended. I use fuel lube. There...
Forum: RV-4 06-19-2018, 06:58 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 14,685
Posted By JonJay
Way to go Dayton! You should see less fuel burn...

Way to go Dayton!
You should see less fuel burn once she is broken in. Roughly, 1/2-1 gal per hour at the same cruise numbers leaned out vs your 0320, all things being equal.
Forum: RV-12 06-18-2018, 03:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,241
Posted By JonJay
It is really embarrassing to have to call the...

It is really embarrassing to have to call the tower, shut down, get out, and push your airplane around because you didn’t have the power to turn it out of the wind. It is equally embarrassing to have...
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