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Forum: Glass Cockpit Today, 07:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 179
Posted By JonJay
Wow! Super nice! However, why would someone...

Wow! Super nice!

However, why would someone spend that kind of money and effort on a dog like the RV6. ;)

Ha!
Great job Walt. Super jealous.
Forum: Primers Today, 05:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 345
Posted By JonJay
It works and I have done the same without any...

It works and I have done the same without any noticeable ill effects, adhesion issues etc... not 2:1, but certainly thinner. However....

I hate the thought of reducing the product solids and not...
Forum: Primers Today, 05:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 345
Posted By JonJay
All-Prep is used as a ďfinal wipeĒ. You donít...

All-Prep is used as a ďfinal wipeĒ. You donít want to introduce water after. Water is the last thing I want on the surface of my part even with a thorough drying. Unless youre using distilled water,...
Forum: Primers Today, 09:23 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 345
Posted By JonJay
Kleenstrip Prep-All is a relatively cheap wax...

Kleenstrip Prep-All is a relatively cheap wax remover and degreaser.
Itís much cheaper than DX-330 or other commercial paint prep cleaners and does just as good of a job. You wonít have issues with...
Forum: Primers Today, 09:18 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 345
Posted By JonJay
Kleenstrip Prep-All is a relatively cheap wax...

Kleenstrip Prep-All is a relatively cheap wax remover and degreaser.
It’s much cheaper than DX-330 or other commercial paint prep cleaners and does just as good of a job. You won’t have issues with...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques Yesterday, 08:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 196
Posted By JonJay
Sorry, Gilís right. My plans show same. I wonder...

Sorry, Gilís right. My plans show same.
I wonder why they made the revision?
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques Yesterday, 12:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 196
Posted By JonJay
Each RV6 is a bit different here. There are a few...

Each RV6 is a bit different here. There are a few issues you want to be aware of as you size the pushrod, assuming we are taking about the steel one from the control weldment to the bellcrank....
Forum: RV-6/6A 04-22-2019, 12:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 396
Posted By JonJay
Great time to double check your edge distances...

Great time to double check your edge distances especially on the top longerons. This is a common place to find build errors. Many are flying around unaware.
Bring a sharpie and mark the shims under...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-21-2019, 11:24 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,209
Posted By JonJay
I suspect the chemicals in the sharpie ink might...

I suspect the chemicals in the sharpie ink might etch the surface of aluminum slightly. Even after the color is gone, you can still see a faint line.
Any chemists out there?
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-21-2019, 10:14 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,112
Posted By JonJay
Clean the suction screen per Lycoming. After...

Clean the suction screen per Lycoming. After break in period which are shorter, it is a 100 hour inspection interval. You can certainly do it more often but I follow the recommendations.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-15-2019, 11:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,223
Posted By JonJay
This is correct. The proper technique is to...

This is correct. The proper technique is to insure your Spar is being held down securely then press down hard on the skin with the bar and pull away as you roll. Try to keep the bar flat on the table...
Forum: RV-10 04-08-2019, 09:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,294
Posted By JonJay
I donít think there is a right or wrong here,...

I donít think there is a right or wrong here, just a choice between inspection vs fire protection. I chose ease of inspection as being more important for me,
You donít need it for temperature...
Forum: RV-10 04-08-2019, 08:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,294
Posted By JonJay
For what itís worth, one of the coolest places...

For what itís worth, one of the coolest places FWF you can locate the cube is in the plenum. I rigged up a thermocouple and tested air temp in a variety of flight configurations and taxi conditions,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-07-2019, 02:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 589
Posted By JonJay
Wish I was smart enough to do that. Good luck and...

Wish I was smart enough to do that. Good luck and hope you get back in the air.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-07-2019, 11:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 589
Posted By JonJay
If you covered the portion (tab) on the hinged...

If you covered the portion (tab) on the hinged support, you will never get it into the slot. This is the issue even with a relatively thin coat of paint and the reason for this thread I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-06-2019, 06:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 589
Posted By JonJay
Mine is painted and binds as you note, making it...

Mine is painted and binds as you note, making it difficult to pull the seat forward. You could mask off the portion (tab) that tucks under and leave it unpainted. I have been contemplating removing...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-05-2019, 12:21 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,852
Posted By JonJay
Thatís a lot of metal. I seriously doubt any...

Thatís a lot of metal. I seriously doubt any additive could ďdredge upĒ those kind of deposits.
When I first got my Bucker, I ďexcersizedĒ the airplanes inverted systems a lot more than the prior...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-05-2019, 12:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 764
Posted By JonJay
Also sorry for the loss of your friend. It is...

Also sorry for the loss of your friend.
It is difficult to value partial kits. A good place to start is total the cost invested in the engine and kits, ignore any labor, and see what the investment...
Forum: RV-4 04-04-2019, 07:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 710
Posted By JonJay
Call Wayne at Phlogiston. He is your man.

Call Wayne at Phlogiston. He is your man.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-03-2019, 09:28 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,852
Posted By JonJay
Put your magnet in a plastic bag next time so you...

Put your magnet in a plastic bag next time so you can easily separate the metal from the magnet. The magnet works fine through a thin layer of plastic. Typically you want to measure how much metal...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-29-2019, 06:58 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 5,885
Posted By JonJay
Gravity - hasnít failed yet! Not an option for...

Gravity - hasnít failed yet!

Not an option for most RVís, ....or is it?
Forum: RV-4 03-29-2019, 06:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 924
Posted By JonJay
Time to find another. Youíre two for two! Why...

Time to find another. Youíre two for two! Why stop now?
Well done.
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-25-2019, 08:32 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,523
Posted By JonJay
I donít rate, but this hack has no problems going...

I donít rate, but this hack has no problems going from tandem left lever throttle to side by side right hand knob. No issues. Many times I have flown both same day. Not a second thought. It is really...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-23-2019, 06:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,308
Posted By JonJay
Use them until they load up and are no longer...

Use them until they load up and are no longer useful. See which one clears better/lasts longer.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-23-2019, 08:18 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,053
Posted By JonJay
That is fantastic! I assumed they had been...

That is fantastic! I assumed they had been ďlostĒ. Dave was my mentor and friend. Way too many stories to share here about his work as a test pilot for North American during the war, working for...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-22-2019, 10:41 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,154
Posted By JonJay
Drill bits are mass produced. They can be out of...

Drill bits are mass produced. They can be out of tolerance, not tempered, improperly sharpened, etc...
I feel the battery operated drivers spin to slowly for aluminum. Many have good success and I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-22-2019, 10:31 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,053
Posted By JonJay
Who built it? The only one I am familiar with of...

Who built it? The only one I am familiar with of the few that where built was built in Hillsboro OR by Dave Lewis Sr.
I know little about the gear set up. At one time, the rib forms for the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-21-2019, 01:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,672
Posted By JonJay
Bruno- if you can find some independent,...

Bruno- if you can find some independent, scientific, qualified tests, let us know.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-21-2019, 10:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,935
Posted By JonJay
While I didnít use a laser for my ďin the dayĒ...

While I didnít use a laser for my ďin the dayĒ build, I do now for aligning almost anything. I also back it up with a bubble level and string. Measure twice cut once as the saying goes.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-21-2019, 08:33 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,815
Posted By JonJay
Check your timing?

Check your timing?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-20-2019, 10:47 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 10,278
Posted By JonJay
A lot of folks are not aware that we had radio...

A lot of folks are not aware that we had radio control technology in target drones in WWII. I have a 1942 Righter twin cylinder, twin counter rotating propeller, motor that was used on such a drone....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-20-2019, 08:55 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 10,278
Posted By JonJay
I am with Paul Dye. Itís a time thing. I ďsoftlyĒ...

I am with Paul Dye. Itís a time thing. I ďsoftlyĒ quit formation flying after our 50 ship record in Phoenix due to the time it takes to keep proficient. I dedicated myself, got carded, and flew at a...
Forum: Painting your RV 03-10-2019, 10:29 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,238
Posted By JonJay
PM me if interested. Iíll make a smokin good deal...

PM me if interested. Iíll make a smokin good deal for any RV enthusiast. Itís going back on CL soon.
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-10-2019, 10:24 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,342
Posted By JonJay
In my experience, as an electronics technician,...

In my experience, as an electronics technician, and recently in three different residential systems, Caps are the most unreliable component in most electrical systems. When they fail, they typically...
Forum: Painting your RV 03-09-2019, 04:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,238
Posted By JonJay
You are dialed in! Show us your in operation...

You are dialed in!
Show us your in operation pics when you get going with it. It will work great.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-09-2019, 04:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,863
Posted By JonJay
Yup, that’s what I meant. It’s flat stock cut and...

Yup, that’s what I meant. It’s flat stock cut and bent. I would imagine they supply these for ease of welding vs tubing as used in the factory 7 mount. Thanks for taking the pics.
Good luck with your...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-09-2019, 04:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 881
Posted By JonJay
Absolutely - In a pinch, you can take some shim...

Absolutely -
In a pinch, you can take some shim stock, even card stock, and roll it into a small tube. That works, but the extractor is cheap as mentioned.
Forum: Painting your RV 03-09-2019, 09:23 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,238
Posted By JonJay
Sorry, I misread. Yours looks like my Global...

Sorry, I misread. Yours looks like my Global Refinishing Systems booth and may be what Grainger supplied(s). They still make the same one today, and you can order filter media from them too, although...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-09-2019, 09:02 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,863
Posted By JonJay
Are the gussets just flat steel stock? I am...

Are the gussets just flat steel stock?
I am curious as the 7 mount I used on my 6 has tubing for reinforcements in the area you would weld the gusset.
Forum: Painting your RV 03-08-2019, 06:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,238
Posted By JonJay
Not with this style of booth. The ďintakeĒ is the...

Not with this style of booth. The ďintakeĒ is the entire front of the booth. The fan is sized appropriately to work with the intake area, or at least it is supposed to be.
The fan ďintakeĒ is behind...
Forum: Painting your RV 03-08-2019, 05:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,238
Posted By JonJay
From the pic, it looks like an open front style...

From the pic, it looks like an open front style with a rear filter wall. No worries about overspray getting into the ducting and out the window.
I have one of these, a 6’ x 8’ that I bought used and...
Forum: Tools 03-08-2019, 09:38 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,991
Posted By JonJay
One comparison of one tool, and I wonít disgree....

One comparison of one tool, and I wonít disgree.
However, wrench for a living and get back to me on comparing the breadth of the line against the cheap stuff.

HF has upped their game, but you have...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-07-2019, 01:19 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,902
Posted By JonJay
Ha! Itís great on a nice warm summer day. Itís a...

Ha!
Itís great on a nice warm summer day. Itís a hangar queen in the winter but I typically can get up once a month or so, but this winter has been tough.

The 6 is my workhorse. Almost twice the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-07-2019, 07:44 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,902
Posted By JonJay
Andy - I am probably not much help. My 0320 on...

Andy - I am probably not much help. My 0320 on the Bucker has an Ellison which requires priming for cold starts. Itís plumbed to three cylinders and a manual plunger type primer. Three shots of the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-06-2019, 07:47 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,924
Posted By JonJay
Itís a great preflight tool and gives me a...

Itís a great preflight tool and gives me a secondary display in flight. I under utilize it I am sure.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-06-2019, 07:18 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,924
Posted By JonJay
I will continue to use Foreflight unless I see...

I will continue to use Foreflight unless I see changes in the product I donít like, out of line pricing, or poor service.
I am not impressed in SAís self serving Blog intended to cast doubt, or their...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 03-06-2019, 06:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,275
Posted By JonJay
Who says you canít three point an 8! I havenít...

Who says you canít three point an 8!
I havenít been there since they closed the restaraunt. While it wasnít the best $100 hamburger, it was a decent place to visit.
I didnít even know there was a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-06-2019, 06:23 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,924
Posted By JonJay
Well, again speculation. We donít know the...

Well, again speculation. We donít know the details of the acquisition nor is Boeing obligated to say. The small companies I have been involved with that have been acquired typically keep past owners...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-06-2019, 04:20 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,924
Posted By JonJay
Wasnít my intent. Sorry it was taken that way.

Wasnít my intent. Sorry it was taken that way.
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-06-2019, 04:18 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,399
Posted By JonJay
Recalling from memory, as I tore mine out, the...

Recalling from memory, as I tore mine out, the jumper is just a wire, or wires, soldered across some pads on the board. Perhaps someone here has the instructions.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-06-2019, 04:12 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,924
Posted By JonJay
Congrats to the owners who had an idea, developed...

Congrats to the owners who had an idea, developed a business, and realized the American dream.

In my business life, I represented an independent company that sold out to a ďbig boyĒ. I called and...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-04-2019, 05:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,295
Posted By JonJay
Welcome. However, I have no original ideas. Canít...

Welcome. However, I have no original ideas. Canít remember which long time Mechanic showed me....
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-04-2019, 03:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,295
Posted By JonJay
Regardless of technique, pass a magnet through...

Regardless of technique, pass a magnet through the pleats, and through your rinse solution, if you decide to flush the media. The type of metal I was finding in my high time 0320 was so small you...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-04-2019, 02:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,330
Posted By JonJay
While I donít disagree with replacing the cable,...

While I donít disagree with replacing the cable, a quality splice kit will actually cost as much, or more, than a new cable, so there goes that theory....
.....everybody sure likes to ďpile onĒ in...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-03-2019, 02:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,330
Posted By JonJay
They make splice kits. They are simply a machine...

They make splice kits. They are simply a machine barrel with set screws and a piece of heat shrink tubing.
Forum: RV-4 03-02-2019, 03:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 519
Posted By JonJay
Here is an idea from Randy Lervold. I would...

Here is an idea from Randy Lervold. I would consider this on the 4 vs the servo mounted in the elevator. Some research and noodling...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-02-2019, 08:12 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,863
Posted By JonJay
As Sam learned, welding over the top, even...

As Sam learned, welding over the top, even grinding the weld down and welding new won’t work. It doesn’t fix the design flaw.
The only fix is to add the gussets and supports, or roll your own as Bob...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-28-2019, 12:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,586
Posted By JonJay
Ten lashes with a wet noodle for you!

Ten lashes with a wet noodle for you!
Forum: Primers 02-28-2019, 09:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 560
Posted By JonJay
I did this on the RV3B empennage and control...

I did this on the RV3B empennage and control surfaces. I didnít mask off anything. I used one of the common self etch primers out of a rattle can. I didnít care about overspray on the inside of the...
Forum: RV-10 02-28-2019, 08:52 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,748
Posted By JonJay
I have both books in front of me. I canít find...

I have both books in front of me. I canít find any reference to any kind of crank maintenance or cleaning other than the flange when prop is installed.

There are lots of things that are not...
Forum: RV-10 02-27-2019, 01:43 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,748
Posted By JonJay
Me too. I see no reason to pull the prop at 500...

Me too.

I see no reason to pull the prop at 500 hours, certainly not the sump. My 0320 went 2200 hours before the inspection, which involved simply wiping it out with a clean cloth, some solvent,...
Forum: RV-10 02-27-2019, 08:24 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,748
Posted By JonJay
Thanks Don. More on the why at 500 hours since...

Thanks Don. More on the why at 500 hours since Lycoming doesn't seem to care on PID coated cranks. I only have the experience with my IO360 on the RV, wasn't any sludge to speak of at 500 hours, and...
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