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Forum: RV-7/7A 11-16-2018, 09:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 255
Posted By wirejock
Horn holes

Just curious. Who drilled the holes in the two horns at the center bearing?
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-16-2018, 03:07 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 829
Posted By wirejock
5CFM

I have the same one. Primed everything inside and painted interior parts. Personally, I rarely use the die grinder. It's a horrible air hog. Next to the HVLP, the drill is next biggest air user. I...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-15-2018, 06:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 265
Posted By wirejock
Mix by weight

+1 on mixing by weight. HF sells cheap electronic scales. Mix it for two minutes. If there's any hardener, it will eventually cure. As mentioned, cold will slow it significantly. Bring it inside if...
Forum: Primers 11-12-2018, 05:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 542
Posted By wirejock
P60G2

Yes, do a search. Seems like the test coupons have been outside exposed to the elements for a very long time (10+ years?) and still show no signs of corrosion. I think it's great stuff. Light and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-12-2018, 11:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 561
Posted By wirejock
Fluting

I always used a straight edge along the holes. Most of the time, they lay flat after. On the 7, there are parts that do not have holes in a perfect row so it's important to look at the mating part.
Forum: Interiors 11-09-2018, 09:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 343
Posted By wirejock
Dimple then paint

I dimple before paint. My interior parts were all painted before assembly so the rivets woul show. Jet Flex SB.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-08-2018, 06:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 784
Posted By wirejock
Videos

Yep. EAA Webinars. That should get you past the visual basics. Then move on the a training class.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-08-2018, 09:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 631
Posted By wirejock
Tips

+1 on pretty much everything.
1. Relax an have fun.
2. Search VAF for the relevant part number before starting a component. If there's issues, you'll find them. Read the "Gotchas" thread.
3. Find a...
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-05-2018, 06:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,141
Posted By wirejock
Practice

Maybe buy the whole elevator.
Consider the old one practice. Drill it apart and get really skilled.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-04-2018, 01:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 884
Posted By wirejock
JD Air Vents

I'm using these. They have a screen built in. Gain a knot or two as well. Probably not but the look cool.
https://www.jdair.com/categories/Fuel-Vents/
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-04-2018, 01:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 449
Posted By wirejock
Supports

I weigh more. :eek:
I placed a padded saw horse at each bulkhead and installed the gear legs with 4x4 blocks drilled to fit and used as tires or feet. I made deck supports from 1x 8 then cut up the...
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-04-2018, 11:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,141
Posted By wirejock
Repair

I wouldn't because it's fairly easy and quick to build a new one. That said, I'm sure someone on here knows how it can be fixed and will post it soon.
Forum: RV-4 11-02-2018, 09:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 483
Posted By wirejock
Grommets

My lines are TS Flightlines but concept is the same.
I basically did. I drilled holes only big enough for fittings. Grommets were installed on the lines as they were snaked through holes then...
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-31-2018, 05:32 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 74,832
Posted By wirejock
C-668, DWG42

I'm going to try and point out the issues on the 7, slider as I go.
Fabricating C-668 spacers, note they all all different. Forward left, forward right, aft left and aft right. The parts are cut...
Forum: Tools 10-31-2018, 05:24 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 311
Posted By wirejock
Countersinks

All done by hand. Not sure if the 10 is the same as the 7 but the longerons also have a gazillion countersinks.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-31-2018, 02:16 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,327
Posted By wirejock
Random orbtal

Same here. Maroon scotchbrite on the pad of a random orbital. I just guide it around with no pressure very quickly.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-31-2018, 09:44 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,327
Posted By wirejock
Process

Consider changing the process. Scuff before dimpling.
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-29-2018, 10:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,885
Posted By wirejock
Regulator

I recommend a regulator instead of flow valve. HF mini regulator works but tends to drift. RTI is pricey but never drifts. I keep it on a 6' pigtail with a quick connect. Main line has a three way...
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-28-2018, 05:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,142
Posted By wirejock
Mount

Maybe someone mentioned it but you'll need a mount for the tube. Dynon doesn't come with a mast. Some use Gretz others SafeAir or similar.
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-28-2018, 03:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 395
Posted By wirejock
Measurement

Firewall flange to end of the fuse skin 174-1/2"
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-27-2018, 05:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 603
Posted By wirejock
Diagonal

I did it. My garage is 22'x19'. I drew it up so I could ballpark where the fuse needed to be located diagonally then a helper and I installed the wings. It was really tight and I spent a lot of time...
Forum: Primers 10-26-2018, 09:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 936
Posted By wirejock
Spray outside

Same here. Prep. Open the door. Run the parts outside. Close. Spray. Open. Run the parts back in. Close.
I also made a temp booth from shower curtains hanging from conduits. A bildge blower vents...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-23-2018, 09:23 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,703
Posted By wirejock
Great idea

I'm planning that as well but never occurred to use colored paper. Great idea. Thanks.
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-21-2018, 08:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 586
Posted By wirejock
Deleted

Disregard my recommendation. Wouldn't want you to mess up your airplane.
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-21-2018, 03:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 586
Posted By wirejock
Dimple tokens

You might consider fabricating a set of dimple tokens. There's a link on my blog. Look under the Shop Tips links.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-20-2018, 02:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 465
Posted By wirejock
Powder coat

Or have it sandblasted and powder coated.
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-19-2018, 05:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 940
Posted By wirejock
Wing kit

Beverly will e-mail a copy of a typical wing order if you ask. Handy for this sort of thing.
Order at least one extra longeron. Nothing wrong with two extra.
Locking cap option
Decide on conduit. I...
Forum: My RV Build Project 10-18-2018, 04:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,144
Posted By wirejock
Mentor

Classes are awesome. I didn't take one. You should have seen my tool box.
Personally, I favor a Mentor. One on one with a mentor will solidify the techniques you learn in class. Plus the mentor will...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-17-2018, 09:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,745
Posted By wirejock
Paint before assembky

I did as well but for different reasons.
I wanted the rivets and screws to contrast
I wanted to paint areas that would show. The idea was to save weight as I do not plan on a full interior.
Forum: RV-14 10-17-2018, 01:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,481
Posted By wirejock
Easy out

Maybe an EasyOut? Big box store or Ace. They are designed to grab left hand so the piece may back out.
Forum: RV-14 10-15-2018, 07:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,166
Posted By wirejock
Organization

7a but concepts apply.
When you get to wings, fuse, etc the number of parts is huge. Develop a process now.
Everyone works different.
I entered the entire inventory into an Excel spreadsheet. Easy to...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-15-2018, 09:37 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,745
Posted By wirejock
Interior paint

Take a look at Sherwin William's Jet Flex water based interior paint. A search will return quite a bit of information.
I sprayed mine with SW Jet Flex Solvet Based so I can't provide much help with...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 10-13-2018, 09:52 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 27,484
Posted By wirejock
Condolences

Wow. My deepest condolences. I bought my engine from Jon. Although we never met in person, we did have several conversations and I felt he was a very honest man.
Forum: Primers 10-12-2018, 07:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 608
Posted By wirejock
Huh?

Sort of. There were a few parts where I dimpled after the part was riveted to another part. No biggie. None of my P60G2 primer came off. Wherever possible everything was assembled, match drilled,...
Forum: RV-10 10-12-2018, 05:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 847
Posted By wirejock
Tie down rings

I'm installing 3/8-16 nutplates in my floors for the tie down rings to serve double duty.
Yes, extra work but saves weight. They will be removed and relocated to the wings for tie down when needed....
Forum: RV-10 10-12-2018, 11:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 847
Posted By wirejock
Tie down bracket

If the wing is still open, replace the brackets and install them so they are flush. That's what I did.
Cleveland sells a kit with three brackets and rings. Brackets are pre-tapped.
Forum: Primers 10-12-2018, 09:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 608
Posted By wirejock
Prep

I'm one who dimples before priming. Priming is my last step before assembly.
Usually flaking of is a sign of inadequate prep. Paint doesn't like the aluminum oxide layer. You're scuffing should...
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-11-2018, 06:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,215
Posted By wirejock
Clekos

Not all clekos are the same. Buy Wedgelock.
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-09-2018, 09:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,215
Posted By wirejock
Tools

Didn't give us much to go on but I'll take a shot.
Assuming you have no previous build experience, I recommend starting with some one on one time with a mentor. That will help you define the list of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-09-2018, 03:49 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,113
Posted By wirejock
Videos

Sikaflex canopy install
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-08-2018, 04:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 513
Posted By wirejock
9V

I used a 9V leftover from changing batteries in smoke detectors. Worked fine.
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-08-2018, 04:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 988
Posted By wirejock
ADAHRS shelf

I built a similar shelf to Dan's. Mine is bolted with aluminum and brass hardware to the two J-stringers and the F707 bulkhead. I have a drawing of you would like.
Forum: Primers 10-04-2018, 03:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,248
Posted By wirejock
Bon Ami

Exactly why I use a cleanser. Cuts down on exposure to chemicals including acetone.
Humor me and try Bon Ami with gray scotchbrite as your scub.
Rinse well, dry and shoot. No need for acetone.
If...
Forum: Primers 10-04-2018, 09:30 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,248
Posted By wirejock
Aluminum Oxide

Aluminum oxide begins forming immediately. However, you still have a scuffed surface which should give excellent mechanical adhesion. Akzo is pretty tough. I wouldn't scuff again but I might wash...
Forum: RV-9/9A 10-03-2018, 03:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 799
Posted By wirejock
Gotcha thread

Ask the Moderators for a thread. That's what I did. Next day it magically appeared.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-03-2018, 03:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 666
Posted By wirejock
Paint on tubes

Remember to prime the inside.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-29-2018, 07:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 806
Posted By wirejock
Spanish

Eso es in buen idea! :D
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-25-2018, 09:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,178
Posted By wirejock
Mentor

Second this. Join EAA, join the local chapter and attend meetings. Ask if anyone would be willing to mentor. I learned more in couple hours with my mentor than all the videos I watched. I recommend...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-20-2018, 10:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 478
Posted By wirejock
Dimensions

28-11/16 H X 40-1/4 W
Best I can do. Rotisserie is still bolted to it.
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-18-2018, 10:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,475
Posted By wirejock
Tools

Sound like you have a pretty good grasp on tools. :D
Most of the big houses are good. I like Cleveland but nothing wrong with the others.
Can't go wrong with Sioux but others are fine. I love my...
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-17-2018, 09:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 466
Posted By wirejock
Hole location

I see the same issue as many others.
Center the hole in the vertex of the angle between the flange and web.
You'll have plenty of edge distance and it can be filed if you need to remove more...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-16-2018, 09:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 407
Posted By wirejock
Bell rank rib

I can't remember exactly but I know it was drilled before the fuse was disassembled for dumpling, priming, etc.
Forum: RV-4 09-16-2018, 09:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 761
Posted By wirejock
Aluminum Oxide

Whatever method you choose, keep the time between scuffing or etching down to a minimum. Basically the time it takes to dry.
All that work removes the Aluminum Oxide as it should. It's the layer that...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-15-2018, 04:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,598
Posted By wirejock
Blue vinyl

Are you dimpling with the vinyl in place? Maybe the photo.
Agree. If there is no substructure, put a rivet in it. Mix some JB Weld and fill the hole. Scrape off the excess with a razor before it...
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-15-2018, 01:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,246
Posted By wirejock
Drill

I drill them unless it's a major pain to buck. Get skilled at drilling rivers. Some day it will come in very useful.
Forum: Primers 09-14-2018, 11:36 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,672
Posted By wirejock
P60G2

+1 on P60G2.
Prep is key. Surface must be clean and free of aluminum oxide. Water break surface.
Lots of ways to do it but I used Bon Ami and scotchbrite.
If you have to spray indoors, build a spray...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-13-2018, 09:15 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,510
Posted By wirejock
Compensation

I've had four visits by three different TCs. One asked for compensation for fuel.
I offered each a nice home made Mexican dinner. Two stayed for dinner. All three brought wives. Sweetie and I always...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-11-2018, 11:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 571
Posted By wirejock
HS Rebuild

Same here. Prepunched holes were perfect. Others were drilled using a tubing pilot bushing so as not to enlarge the parent hole.
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-10-2018, 10:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,118
Posted By wirejock
Bottom skin

Thanks for reminding me. Yes, that bottom aft cone skin is really thick. Took a lot of massaging to get the shape right.
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-09-2018, 01:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,118
Posted By wirejock
Bulkheads

The single thickness bulkheads are not an issue. Don't mess with them much except to adjust the flanges so the fit against the skin properly. If you don't, lots of shims and frustrating riveting is...
Forum: Primers 09-06-2018, 09:00 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,748
Posted By wirejock
Surface prep

Actually, my $.02, you can use other methods. I tried several. My standard for paint work is a good scrub with scotch rite and Bon Ami cleanser. I compared this method to Alumiprep and saw no...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-06-2018, 09:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 855
Posted By wirejock
Bend radius

Looks pretty close to me but mine isn't flying yet.
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