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Forum: RV-9/9A 10-30-2018, 04:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 478
Posted By Jwputnam
Both excellent suggestions. Will try both.

Both excellent suggestions. Will try both.
Forum: RV-9/9A 10-30-2018, 02:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 478
Posted By Jwputnam
Canopy Sticks Closed

My canopy does not like to release. I have installed a “handle” on the outside and that helps from the outside, but still not without a bit of a struggle. If I get in, close it up and latch, I have...
Forum: RV-9/9A 07-28-2018, 07:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 647
Posted By Jwputnam
WELL, DUH

THE BOARD. So obvious. Why don’t i see these things? Oh well, thanks.

Tried holding the flywheel. Didn’t work for me, but thnx.
Forum: RV-9/9A 07-27-2018, 10:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 647
Posted By Jwputnam
Belt tension torquing

OK....so how the heck do you torque the alternator belt to 140 inch pounds if the darn engine just turns over as I turn the alternator pulley? (No prop on yet)

Actually, I am a little surprised that...
Forum: RV-9/9A 07-06-2018, 05:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,281
Posted By Jwputnam
scat tube interference

Having a difficult time trying to route my cabin heat scat tube . Every direction seems to either hit an exhaust pipe or interfere with a cable. Worst problem is that it interferes with the throttle...
Forum: RV-9/9A 07-04-2018, 03:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 557
Posted By Jwputnam
Well, that takes a load off of my mind and saves...

Well, that takes a load off of my mind and saves a lot more worrying and refitting time. Gonna go with the best line I can fit.

THANKS
Forum: RV-9/9A 07-04-2018, 01:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 557
Posted By Jwputnam
Cowl scribe lines not level

When i mount my upper and lower cowls, there is only about a half inch overlap of the two skins at the firewall. That makes it impossible to run a scribe line LEVEL to the nose air inlets. I am...
Forum: RV-9/9A 06-11-2018, 05:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 965
Posted By Jwputnam
Interesting. Thank you. It looks as if the cooler...

Interesting. Thank you. It looks as if the cooler gets pretty well blocked even as high as you have it, but it must work or Vans would not have designed it like this I would guess.

It appears that...
Forum: RV-9/9A 06-10-2018, 08:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 965
Posted By Jwputnam
Oil cooler mount

I have searched the forum on the positioning of the FF-709 oil cooler bracket on the 705 baffle and have come up empty handed. I have a new IO-320 with vertical induction being installed with the...
Forum: RV-9/9A 08-21-2017, 09:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 747
Posted By Jwputnam
I have now taken all of these suggestions and the...

I have now taken all of these suggestions and the combination must have done the trick. It now opens and close with ease. I even cleaned out the rails.

The candle wax had the greatest effect. I'll...
Forum: RV-9/9A 08-20-2017, 11:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 747
Posted By Jwputnam
my rollers seem to be fine. I'll try opening up...

my rollers seem to be fine. I'll try opening up the plastic slide a little.
Forum: RV-9/9A 08-20-2017, 09:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 747
Posted By Jwputnam
Slider sticks

I am finishing up my slider this week. It seems to stick shut awfully hard. Kind of scares me a little as it is VERY difficult to get it to start opening when I am on the inside. I have reamed out...
Forum: RV-9/9A 07-20-2017, 08:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,676
Posted By Jwputnam
Thanks Scott. I checked it this am and the canopy...

Thanks Scott. I checked it this am and the canopy is as solid as a rock. I am very pleased with it. The seams are not quite as sloppy as I thought, buy I am going to smooth them a little with fresh...
Forum: RV-9/9A 07-19-2017, 07:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,676
Posted By Jwputnam
Bruce, I glued it at 4 PM today. I used a whole...

Bruce,

I glued it at 4 PM today. I used a whole tube!

I intend to pull the spacers tomorrow AM and then go back and add Sika 295 to the gaps and add to the current fillets so that I can smooth...
Forum: RV-9/9A 07-19-2017, 09:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,676
Posted By Jwputnam
I am a few hours from gluing and NOW you tell me...

I am a few hours from gluing and NOW you tell me not to use spacers.

Well, I get your argument and you are probably correct, but I am already set up for spacers and I think that I will feel more...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-18-2017, 10:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,511
Posted By Jwputnam
EXCELLENT WEBSITE!!!! Thank you so much

EXCELLENT WEBSITE!!!! Thank you so much
Forum: RV-9/9A 07-18-2017, 08:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,676
Posted By Jwputnam
A friend suggested doubling up the tape so that I...

A friend suggested doubling up the tape so that I can pull twice. Makes great sense.

How did you make a triangular bead? Did you cut the tip at an angle? Did you make a rather large bead?
Forum: RV-9/9A 07-18-2017, 06:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,676
Posted By Jwputnam
SikaFlex taping issue

I have taped my canopy and frame with black electric tape (lots) as many have suggested, but as I prepare to prime and glue, it occurs to me that pulling the tape for a nice even edge is a problem...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-18-2017, 12:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,511
Posted By Jwputnam
Side Skirts

I am confused about the connection of the canopy at the side rails. I cut my canopy sides at about 1/4" above the side rails and I am assuming that they will be glued into the skirt apparatus . After...
Forum: RV-9/9A 07-15-2017, 06:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,302
Posted By Jwputnam
thank you guys. I'll go with the 1" at the...

thank you guys. I'll go with the 1" at the rear.

I am also going with the SikaFlex process and fiberglass rear skirt. I am not sure just exactly how the side rails are glued yet. I haven't seen this...
Forum: RV-9/9A 07-14-2017, 08:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,302
Posted By Jwputnam
canopy final cuts help needed

I am ready to do the final cuts on the canopy, but I can't find any mention of the placement of the rear cut. I know that the front gets cut with a 3/32" overhang, but the plans would seem to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-18-2017, 09:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,481
Posted By Jwputnam
Flame Proof?

Do you have a concern in regard to fire resistance of the painted baffles? I was thinking of just going my my interior primer, Akzo 463-12-8. Not sure if it would be totally fire retardant. Wrote to...
Forum: Autopilots 06-10-2017, 03:09 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 578
Posted By Jwputnam
TruTrak VS-385 for sale

I have a brand new TruTrak VS-385 with both pitch and roll servos, round control face and blue panic button. I changed my mind and decided to install the Dynon Skyview system in my nearly complete...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-18-2017, 09:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 773
Posted By Jwputnam
EXCELLENT! Thank you all.

EXCELLENT! Thank you all.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-18-2017, 07:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 773
Posted By Jwputnam
Thank you very much, but both of these are tip...

Thank you very much, but both of these are tip ups.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-18-2017, 03:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 773
Posted By Jwputnam
Sika Instructions for 9a Slider

I have searched the forum on the Sika canopy process and read all of the posts, but they all seem to concern the tip ups. The slider is a different animal it seems to me. Does anyone know of a good...
Forum: RV-9/9A 05-16-2017, 10:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,422
Posted By Jwputnam
All excellent advice. I am going to reconsider...

All excellent advice. I am going to reconsider the SikaFlex and study up on it again. Bruce Swayze has a good web blog on it.

I also like the zero flute counter sink and will get one. What size...
Forum: RV-9/9A 05-15-2017, 09:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,422
Posted By Jwputnam
Do you use this single flute countersink on a...

Do you use this single flute countersink on a hand tool (like my deburring tool) or a drill.....or even in a micro stop deal?

And what to deburr the edges of the cuts. A fine file?
Forum: RV-9/9A 05-15-2017, 08:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,422
Posted By Jwputnam
Drilling and Deburring Canopy

My Finish Kit for my RV-9a slider arrives tomorrow. I fear the canopy process, I will admit.

Some basic questions that I don't seem to be able to get clear on:

1. I purchased standard sized plexi...
Forum: RV-9/9A 10-09-2016, 04:45 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,279
Posted By Jwputnam
Landing gear mount shim problem (desperate question)

Why do the plans call for a washer (960-416) to be inserted as a shim between the landing gear mount and the 904a center section on DWG#34a? I ask because I installed said shim and then later noticed...
Forum: RV-9/9A 09-21-2015, 10:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,247
Posted By Jwputnam
Thank you Claud. Your response confirms my final...

Thank you Claud.

Your response confirms my final thinking....and yes, I did read that article even before I proceeded.

What confused me was the lack of instruction regarding the top (972) skin. I...
Forum: RV-9/9A 09-20-2015, 08:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,247
Posted By Jwputnam
I just went back out in the garage and looked at...

I just went back out in the garage and looked at the description for riveting these sections together and the process that I am suggesting may actually be what the plans show.

The plans show a...
Forum: RV-9/9A 09-20-2015, 08:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,247
Posted By Jwputnam
We are on the same page. In regard to the 10 C/S...

We are on the same page.

In regard to the 10 C/S on the back side of the 904A to accommodate double flush riveting so as to not interfere with the gear, I believe.....I did those per plan, but in...
Forum: RV-9/9A 09-19-2015, 07:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,247
Posted By Jwputnam
Center section countersink question

I am making final dimples and counter sinks on all center section parts. I carefully read the posts here and in the instructions especially in regard to countersinking the F-904A which calls for...
Forum: RV-9/9A 09-11-2015, 10:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,498
Posted By Jwputnam
Well, I tried inserting the longeron without...

Well, I tried inserting the longeron without removing any of the rivets and it slid in quite easily. I was able to twist it very slightly to make it slide over the F-711. It appears to be lose enough...
Forum: RV-9/9A 09-11-2015, 08:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,498
Posted By Jwputnam
I thought about the 711 bars. I believe that I...

I thought about the 711 bars. I believe that I will definitely have to relieve the skins there, but they (the longerons) seem to be flexible enough to get them in.

Like I said, I will likely go with...
Forum: RV-9/9A 09-11-2015, 08:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,498
Posted By Jwputnam
Aha......the dimples! I hadn't thought of that....

Aha......the dimples! I hadn't thought of that. Of course they would slide in easily now, but when match drilled, removed, deburred, countersunk and skins dimpled, the problem becomes clear.

I will...
Forum: RV-9/9A 09-10-2015, 11:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,498
Posted By Jwputnam
Aft fuselage and longeron dilemma

Unfortunately, in my enthusiasm and intent to get this section of the build done, I forgot that I was not to rivet the bulkheads in above the J-stiffeners. I re-read that "the top skins must be able...
Forum: RV-9/9A 07-29-2015, 11:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,329
Posted By Jwputnam
Larry, Thanks so much. I was making some false...

Larry,

Thanks so much. I was making some false assumptions. Now that I see your photos, I realize how they fit in. The angle that I was referring to does not need to be flush with bulkhead, it only...
Forum: RV-9/9A 07-29-2015, 10:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,329
Posted By Jwputnam
I'll check out your site for sure, but I am...

I'll check out your site for sure, but I am afraid that I already cut the six stiffeners to the prescribed length. I think that trimming the forward ends makes sense and then trimming the aft ends...
Forum: RV-9/9A 07-29-2015, 08:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,329
Posted By Jwputnam
Thank you. I guess that I will cut the angles...

Thank you. I guess that I will cut the angles parallel then, but I am thinking that I will until I get the fuselage all clecoed together and then draw the cuts out. Maybe just cut the forward ends...
Forum: RV-9/9A 07-29-2015, 07:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,329
Posted By Jwputnam
help with trimming J-Stiffeners

Well....I was so proud of myself for finishing the longerons (thank you Larry Buller for fantastic dies!), but then I went to trim the F-786 A,B,C stiffeners and I am lost. The directions are less...
Forum: RV-9/9A 07-12-2015, 12:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 954
Posted By Jwputnam
Assuming that the sides are match drilled to a...

Assuming that the sides are match drilled to a skin, one will be drilling through two sheets of Aluminum without the ability to separate them for deburring since they have been riveted already.

I...
Forum: RV-9/9A 07-11-2015, 09:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 954
Posted By Jwputnam
Assuming that you match drilled this and dimpled,...

Assuming that you match drilled this and dimpled, how did you deburr? Didn't the metal shavings jam between the layers? Perhaps you dimpled when completing the 705 bulkhead?

Perhaps I am confused.
Forum: RV-9/9A 07-11-2015, 08:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 954
Posted By Jwputnam
705 E doubler issue

I am producing the 705 bulkhead on DWG 20. When I match drill the 705 E doubler to the 705 D bulkhead side channel, I see that the edges have also been matched but there is no call out for rivets. I...
Forum: RV-9/9A 07-02-2015, 09:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 954
Posted By Jwputnam
Excellent idea. I'll try it tomorrow. Thnx.

Excellent idea. I'll try it tomorrow. Thnx.
Forum: RV-9/9A 07-02-2015, 08:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 954
Posted By Jwputnam
Priming Countersinks

Hey guys,

I prime all of my parts with Akzo two part epoxy after prep with "Pre-Kote". The stuff is like nails in about 30 minutes. Just amazing and so easy to use, BUT.....what to do when I have to...
Forum: RV-9/9A 07-02-2015, 08:21 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 879
Posted By Jwputnam
Center Section Bolts

Sooo....I read up on the forum here about the bolts. I went to the local automotive parts store and bought four Grade 8 7/16" bolts, washers and nuts. I purchased 1.445 spacers from Larry Buller on...
Forum: RV-9/9A 06-21-2015, 08:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,105
Posted By Jwputnam
FOUND 'EM! Thanks!

FOUND 'EM!

Thanks!
Forum: RV-9/9A 06-20-2015, 11:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,105
Posted By Jwputnam
I am sure that you are correct, but somehow I...

I am sure that you are correct, but somehow I missed seeing them in that second package when I did inventory. Gonna have to look hard again tomorrow. I thought that I did such a careful inventory....
Forum: RV-9/9A 06-20-2015, 07:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,105
Posted By Jwputnam
Master Cylinders

Inventoried my RV-9A fuselage kit. Ordered dual brakes and received two masters. Only two on the packing list and frankly, I assume two is enough!

Then I was at a Twin Cities RV Builders lunch today...
Forum: RV-9/9A 05-26-2015, 11:36 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 8,644
Posted By Jwputnam
Solved

Well, I thought that I would tell you all what I finally did.

I brought the empennage to my home in Minnesota and called out to the MN RV Builders Association for help. They set me up with Jim...
Forum: RV-9/9A 05-01-2015, 07:08 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 8,644
Posted By Jwputnam
Thank you all so very much. I have received...

Thank you all so very much. I have received several offers to teach me riveting when I get back up to MN for the summer and I am going to take them up on it!

I did research riveting the H/S nose...
Forum: RV-9/9A 05-01-2015, 07:21 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 8,644
Posted By Jwputnam
Hi Bruce! Good to hear from you. My thoughts...

Hi Bruce! Good to hear from you.

My thoughts exactly. I am going to look for an instructor when I get up to MN in a few weeks. I'll order my new parts, prepare them and then have him help me with...
Forum: RV-9/9A 05-01-2015, 06:15 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 8,644
Posted By Jwputnam
I am going to reluctantly rebuild. I will...

I am going to reluctantly rebuild. I will disassemble and see how many parts can be saved in good condition. I am hoping that I can get by with one half of the forward spar, a new doubler, maybe two...
Forum: RV-9/9A 04-30-2015, 10:08 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 8,644
Posted By Jwputnam
I worry about drilling out the flush rivets. 90%...

I worry about drilling out the flush rivets. 90% drill out just fine. 10% are a nightmare and leave an oval hole if I can get them out at all. They become OOps rivet candidates. Not good.

I will...
Forum: RV-9/9A 04-30-2015, 09:45 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 8,644
Posted By Jwputnam
It would be wonderful if it were only a spar and...

It would be wonderful if it were only a spar and an angle. I am afraid that it would require an entire H/S. There is no way to replace that forward spar without tearing the entire H/S...
Forum: RV-9/9A 04-30-2015, 07:34 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 8,644
Posted By Jwputnam
All good points. I have a 3X gun, but I must do...

All good points.

I have a 3X gun, but I must do a better job with pressures. The gun has some sort of adjustment gauge on it that you can dial from 0 through 6, but I am not sure what it does...
Forum: RV-9/9A 04-30-2015, 03:03 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 8,644
Posted By Jwputnam
I did check with Vans. I did not post their reply...

I did check with Vans. I did not post their reply as I did not feel that they would wish to be quoted, but maybe not. They thought it was certainly ugly, but "not terrifying" and "unlikely that they...
Forum: RV-9/9A 04-30-2015, 02:53 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 8,644
Posted By Jwputnam
Jim, Thanks. I welcome an A&P to examine my...

Jim,

Thanks. I welcome an A&P to examine my "handiwork".

Doug,

The camera accentuates. You can't get a razor under that rivet. It is flush. I noticed it as well and magnified it in good light. It...
Forum: RV-9/9A 04-30-2015, 12:37 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 8,644
Posted By Jwputnam
embarrassing photo

I am learning about riveting the hard way I am afraid. I have made more than a few ham handed riveting errors that show up as dents and bruises, but I have corrected almost all of them. The painter...
Forum: Primers 04-12-2015, 11:43 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 13,498
Posted By Jwputnam
Jon, I am using the cheap little HVLP gun from...

Jon,

I am using the cheap little HVLP gun from Harbor Freight. The standard tip is a 1.4 I think....can't remember, but the stuff couldn't be easier to spray. It is a little watery, but not like you...
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