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Forum: RV General Discussion/News Yesterday, 07:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 151
Posted By wirejock
CherryMac

Download the CherryMax table. They make #3 flush rivets.
Or
Find a builder nearby who's done it. It can be done.
Forum: RV-14 Yesterday, 09:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 181
Posted By wirejock
SW

Look online for a Sherwin Williams Auto Paint supplier near you. Houston should have at least one. They almost always have it in stock. Buy two gallons of catalyst. We mix 1 part primer to 2 parts...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques Yesterday, 07:45 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 885
Posted By wirejock
Use a heat gun and temp gun. Heat it to 200 and...

Use a heat gun and temp gun. Heat it to 200 and let cool.
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-08-2022, 08:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 446
Posted By wirejock
Pull rivets

That's important. MK-319-BS is a tiny bit bigger in diameter than a #3 rivet (7/64"). MSP-42 is 1/8". That means several holes were drilled 1/8". Let us know.
Forum: RV-10 08-08-2022, 06:22 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 25,989
Posted By wirejock
Gust lock

I wonder if that would work with a tent pole type arrangement. It would fold up into a small light package.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-08-2022, 11:21 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 885
Posted By wirejock
Reshape

I've had good results heating and reshaping like this. Just don't go too hot.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-08-2022, 08:05 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 885
Posted By wirejock
Cowl fit

No. What Dan is suggesting is to sand the entire aft edge uniformly till the bottom edge of the nose bowl is the correct spacing. This retains the dimension with the washer at the top. When...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-08-2022, 07:27 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 885
Posted By wirejock
Cowl fit

Thanks guys. Funny how the brain gets stuck.
Dan's method is the way to go.
The gap at the tip will increase, but that can be filled in as he recommends.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-07-2022, 07:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 198
Posted By wirejock
Knipex

Those things are awesome. My 12" set will squeeze #3 rivets . Incredible leverage.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-07-2022, 07:34 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 885
Posted By wirejock
Adjust

Unless other builders have a better solution. That cowl fit at the firewall is perfect.
You may want to install the bottom and treat them as a unit before modifying the top cowl. That way they match.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-07-2022, 06:32 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 885
Posted By wirejock
Cowl

Scott, sorry but you 14 builders are spoiled. :D
That's just a little Vans fabrication error on the nose bowl. The fit looks beautiful.
Mark the outside where you want it. Remove the cowl. Apply...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-07-2022, 04:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 198
Posted By wirejock
Dimple dies

Grind the female die. All of mine have a flat ground for clearance.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-07-2022, 08:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 865
Posted By wirejock
Doughnut

See below. It just slips over the shank.
Forum: Safety 08-07-2022, 07:51 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,443
Posted By wirejock
Sock

I was thinking three socks. One over VS/rudder. One each over HS/elevator. Each side zippers to the vertical sock. The HS bottoms are bungeed or zippered. Straps sewn into the fabric end in rings....
Forum: Tools 08-06-2022, 08:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 168
Posted By wirejock
Bench grinder

3/8 bore is too small for scotchbrite wheels. You want 1/2" arbor.
I recommend one 3M on one side and a buffing wheel on the other. One slip and a part is toast. Yep. I hit the wheel on the opposite...
Forum: Painting your RV 08-06-2022, 06:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,785
Posted By wirejock
As sprayed

I found a photo. It's pretty hard to see the orange peel, but it's there. Also, never figured out how to post a vertical photo so hold the image sideways. :D
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Forum: Safety 08-06-2022, 06:46 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,443
Posted By wirejock
Saran wrap

I like that idea. Keep precut sections of Coroplast in the plane. Buy a roll of saran wrap and go to town. When it's time, just snip it with scissors.
Forum: Painting your RV 08-06-2022, 06:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,785
Posted By wirejock
As sprayed finish

Sorry. Nope. It was orange peeled but I purposely shoot an extra coat for Cut & Buff.
If that were a solvent based paint, I would add slow reducer. No idea what to do with a water based paint. It's...
Forum: Painting your RV 08-06-2022, 05:06 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 142
Posted By wirejock
Sheen

Sheen? Flat or at least satin. You don't want reflections.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-06-2022, 05:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 865
Posted By wirejock
Setting rivets

Yep. What he ^ said.
Another trick is the rubber hose doughnut. Buy a section of windshield washer hoses. One size fits 3/32" and one fits 1/8". Slice off a doughnut slightly thicker than the...
Forum: Safety 08-06-2022, 04:36 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,443
Posted By wirejock
Rudder sock

How about a big sock? Basically a bag that fits the VS and Rudder. Some bungies to hold it down. VS and Rudder become one unit. Less flopping back and forth.
Forum: Painting your RV 08-06-2022, 09:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 275
Posted By wirejock
Primer

That's what I wish I did. Save weight. I used SW P60G2 and Jet Flex. It's tough but nothing like EnduroPrime. I am not installing carpets or side panels so I wanted parts to look good.
Spray a tough...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-05-2022, 06:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 632
Posted By wirejock
Carbon Fiber

I'm cheap & lazy. I bought a yard long ago. 36x60 is $35.
https://www.aircraftspruce.com/pages/me/carbonfiber/bigraphite.php
Last of it went on my plenum. Scraps are getting cut as needed into 1"...
Forum: Painting your RV 08-05-2022, 07:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 440
Posted By wirejock
Prime

Yes. I would prime exposed parts and fay surfaces of parts.
Forum: Painting your RV 08-04-2022, 09:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 440
Posted By wirejock
Alumiprep

Not sure. Alumiprep is an acid. I've had equal results scrubbing parts with maroon scotchbrite and powdered cleaner. One less chemical. Wash in the sink. Bon Ami is preferred but Comet and Ajax...
Forum: Painting your RV 08-04-2022, 07:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 440
Posted By wirejock
Alodine

I use those clear plastic food containers or heavy zip bags depending on the part. I scuff with maroon, drop in a bag with alumiprep for a minute or two. Move to a rinse container. Drop into bag with...
Forum: RV-3 08-04-2022, 07:05 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,442
Posted By wirejock
Adels

Paul
I'm getting ready to order parts for this. You mentioned seven Adel clamps each side, 18 to 12 size Adel clamps. Do you remember how many of each size Adel clamps were used? One each from 18...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-04-2022, 04:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,850
Posted By wirejock
Advanced

My Advanced Panel-less Panel is on the way!
Pretty excited too.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-04-2022, 11:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 759
Posted By wirejock
Alodine

Henkel changed the product’s name from “Alodine” to “Bonderite” as part of a “branding strategy” begun in 2014. In identifying the product, as seen on the*safety data sheet for Bonderite M-CR 1201...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-04-2022, 11:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 759
Posted By wirejock
Alodine

Yes. No worries. That's how lots of small parts on my plane are done. Alodine only. Save weight.
I use heavy baggies for sloshing. Waste products go into a gallon jug. When it's full, it goes to the...
Forum: Painting your RV 08-03-2022, 06:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,897
Posted By wirejock
Parts

I know nothing about water based paints but I've sprayed quite a bit of solvent based. My tools in red below.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-03-2022, 05:53 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,458
Posted By wirejock
Oil door

Not sure which hardware is being discussed, but I used...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-02-2022, 04:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 408
Posted By wirejock
In lb

204 in lb is 17 ft lbs.
I think they use the Lyco spec for 5/16"
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-01-2022, 12:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 690
Posted By wirejock
Nails

I take the dies to the local aviation supply (hardware). They have a bulk bin. I just dig and test to make sure they fit. Handful lasts forever.
Forum: RV-14 07-31-2022, 06:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 448
Posted By wirejock
Powder coat

Steel is harder than the aluminum rivet so most likely, the weldment is fine. Clean up. Touch up. Rivetit does look odd like there's threads in the hole. Maybe it's layers of parts.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-31-2022, 11:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 705
Posted By wirejock
3/4"

Thanks everyone. Consensus seems to be 3/4".
I'm going to start at 3/4". Pretty easy to use a piece of wood to measure. I don't expect the Beringer tires to deform significantly but I will deflate...
Forum: RV-10 07-31-2022, 08:26 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,369
Posted By wirejock
Hole size

As mentioned before. Always look at the fastener callout on the plans. Rivets, screws or bolts. You will be surprised how often there's a mix of hole sizes.
Good news is that's not an expensive part...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-30-2022, 06:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 705
Posted By wirejock
Zero clearance

Not sure that's working out so well! Looks like zero clearance to the ground!:D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-30-2022, 04:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 705
Posted By wirejock
Tire/pant clearance

Is there a ideal clearance between tire and wheel pant?
I found threads with measurements like 3/8", "finger", "thumb", etc. Really? We build an airplane then use a finger to take a measurement? My...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-30-2022, 04:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 431
Posted By wirejock
Squeezer

Like he said. If you don't have an adjustable ram, buy one. Also a set if quick change pins.
Forum: RV-10 07-30-2022, 08:11 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,018
Posted By wirejock
Torx

McMaster has them. I am using some in non structural places.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-29-2022, 06:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,124
Posted By wirejock
Money

Seems like the choice comes down to money.
If you can swing it, pull out items you may or don't want like the Antilock valve and two reservoirs. Save a little.
If money is an issue, no choice.
I got...
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-29-2022, 04:55 PM
Replies: 592
Views: 863,567
Posted By wirejock
Congratulations

Wow! Two years. Congratulations.
I won't mention how long I've been at it.
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-29-2022, 04:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 411
Posted By wirejock
Plans

Dimensions are in there somewhere. Seems like they are on the plans. Bearing dimensions are there. I used a section of polished steel rod. Easy to measure and get them in line.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-29-2022, 08:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,243
Posted By wirejock
Pants

I just found another minor issue.
The caliper is a tad proud of the pant. I had to relieve the area and layup a new area. Minor repair.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 07-28-2022, 01:41 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 439
Posted By wirejock
Free Control Labels

I have too many of these.
13 of the left. 6 of the right.
The throttle, mix and prop fit fine. Mix and prop fit the release button. The others are a tiny bit small for Bowden cables but still...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 07-27-2022, 04:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,160
Posted By wirejock
I have the D2 Air X10. Fits perfect. There's five...

I have the D2 Air X10. Fits perfect. There's five or six in the box. First one has been on a couple weeks and still clean
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 07-27-2022, 11:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,160
Posted By wirejock
Screen protector

I recommend putting a screen protector on it.
I bought these. So far the first one is still holding up.
IQ Shield Screen Protector... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09QFFS5BT?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-27-2022, 11:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 277
Posted By wirejock
LibreCad

I use LibreCad on my Windows machine. I believe it is Apple compatible.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 07-26-2022, 08:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,160
Posted By wirejock
D2 Air X10

My wife bought me one for our Anniversary. 37 years.
It's the D2 Air X10. Slightly different.
Yes, I got her a much more expensive gift. She wanted a potters wheel. Pricey things.

I must say, I...
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-26-2022, 02:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,230
Posted By wirejock
Rudder

The plans call for it to slip up from bottom. Mine is trimmed to slip on from aft. I added a lip from the curved forward edge to the spar inside so it's basically sealed. It is held by the rows of...
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-26-2022, 12:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,230
Posted By wirejock
It appears they added it because the bottom...

It appears they added it because the bottom fairing has been cut away in that area. Remove the piece and the bottom cap and layup a repair with holes where they belong. There's quite a bit of...
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-26-2022, 07:51 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,451
Posted By wirejock
Pressure

I have a Sioux 3X with a pigtail and RTI mini regulator.
30 psi for #4
23 psi for #3
20 psi for back riveting
Squeezer runs 90 off another regularor
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-25-2022, 08:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,243
Posted By wirejock
Beringer

I never touched any other brand but here's a few other things to sway the choice.
Beringer manufacturers brakes for motorcycles, cars and a racing division. I doubt they will go out of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-25-2022, 07:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 678
Posted By wirejock
Control labels

The first set were the wrong dimension. I revised the dimensions and had new ones printed. These fit the Vans standard throttle, mixture and prop controls. The bigger ones fit standard Bowden...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-25-2022, 02:33 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 153,585
Posted By wirejock
Cut and buff

I always wear nitrile working around paints. I don't want finger oils anywhere. I wear work gloves with fiberglass to keep from cutting myself in shards.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-25-2022, 02:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 813
Posted By wirejock
Frankensnorkel

Be careful how you trim the filter end of the Frankensnorkel
It's probably not square. With the ramp sloped and bent, the cut is pretty weird. Same issue with fitting the servo end. That's why it's...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-25-2022, 11:26 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 813
Posted By wirejock
Filter

Either works. The filter seals to the Frankenskorkel. Some add that bend to stiffen the front of the baffle. I did.
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Forum: Painting your RV 07-25-2022, 07:25 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,425
Posted By wirejock
Paint

Paint the skirt befire bonding. Cleko the skirt. Climb in. Mark the bonding areas. Remove. Mask the bonding areas. Paint the rest. Bond it in place. It was more difficult to paint it on the canopy...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 07-24-2022, 04:45 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 386
Posted By wirejock
Torque wrench

Try and find a CDI. Good tool.
The swap area is a good place to find deals.
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-24-2022, 04:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 351
Posted By wirejock
Canopy

You don't want it extending past the front bow. It's possible it could contact the roll bar depending on how everything matches up. The windshield trim covers the canopy as far back as you want. Even...
Forum: Tools 07-24-2022, 04:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 642
Posted By wirejock
Unibit

Same here. I do own some Irwin. They each have a use. I like the small pointy one for small holes. Smaller pilot hole. They are excellent for cutting holes in the stainless firewall. Fiberglass too....
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-24-2022, 04:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 813
Posted By wirejock
Baffle floor

If the firward edge is still even or forward of the inlet, you're fine.
Kinda depends on how you fit the Frankensnorkel. Thr filter ends up pretty close to the edge of the inlet. I used some of the...
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-24-2022, 04:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 351
Posted By wirejock
Canopy prep

That's a pretty darn good fit. Feel free to read my Kitplanes articles on Sika bonding the canopy. Happy to help if I can.
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