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Forum: Primers Yesterday, 07:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 229
Posted By wirejock
P60G2

It depends. The interior of the airplane is all P60G2. I still spray it but very seldom as the airplane is almost done. Nothing to prime inside. Cockpit interior was sprayed with SW JetFlex over...
Forum: Primers Yesterday, 05:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 229
Posted By wirejock
Primers

If you don't mind dealing with the PPE, it's pretty hard to beat SW P60G2. Easy to shoot. Very light. Second choice would be an epoxy 2k primer.
If you want a water based, Stewart Systems is the top...
Forum: Fiberglass Yesterday, 05:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 500
Posted By wirejock
Blush

No. It was there after it cured. I've been putting it off because no one would see it, but it was driving me crazy. Today I started block sanding. Half is wet sanded 400 through 3000. Still not...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News Yesterday, 11:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 569
Posted By wirejock
Hinge removal

Installing Skybolts is no problem.
Removing the hinge may take some time.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques Yesterday, 11:16 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 694
Posted By wirejock
Towbar

That helps. I called Bogart and the lady told me the ID was 3/4 plus .049" thick steel. I thought that was a pretty sloppy fit on those hex bolts. Glad I didn't bore a huge hole in the pant!
Forum: Fiberglass Yesterday, 10:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 500
Posted By wirejock
Epoxy

That ship has sailed. Plenum is done. Just trying to make it purdy
Forum: RV General Discussion/News Yesterday, 08:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 569
Posted By wirejock
Sky bolts

I used Skybolt everywhere.
Forum: Fiberglass 10-02-2022, 09:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 500
Posted By wirejock
Blush

Once the blush is removed, how do you get the nice shiny finish on the carbon fiber?
Can I use wet sand up through 2000 grit then cut & buff?
Forum: Fiberglass 10-02-2022, 04:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 500
Posted By wirejock
Amine Blush

My beautiful carbon fiber plenum has some hazy areas I think are Amine Blush.
What's the best way to remove Amine Blush and polish the surface again without an additional application of epoxy?
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-02-2022, 12:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 694
Posted By wirejock
Ring

That's what I'm thinking. Maybe a pipe euscutchen.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-02-2022, 12:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 266
Posted By wirejock
No experience with that exact area but I did...

No experience with that exact area but I did layup inlets for my plenum. No scientific flow design but they are low pressure stock inlets so hopefully it will be ok.

I'm sure you'll get answers from...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-02-2022, 10:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 694
Posted By wirejock
Tow bar holes

I could really use the ID and OD of the Bogart Tow Bar forks. I will call Bogart tomorrow. I'll just drill pilot holes and layup some carbon fiber inside for now.



I like that idea.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-01-2022, 06:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 694
Posted By wirejock
Bogi

What is the dimension on the Bogi Bar? ID? OD?
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-01-2022, 04:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 694
Posted By wirejock
Tow bar holes

Plans say 11/16". Is that adequate? I really dont want to mess up a nice paint job because the tow bar doesn't fit the holes.

Also, any recommendations on a tow bar?
Forum: RV-10 09-30-2022, 07:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 279
Posted By wirejock
Tools

Check my blog, below
There's a link to a Basic Builder Log. One tab is every tool I own. Pretty good start.
Ask for a packing list before placing orders on subsequent kits. It will tell you exactly...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-29-2022, 06:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 618
Posted By wirejock
Plenum

RTV doesn't stick to packing tape. Works great to layup seals. Also RTV impregnated fiberglass works great to seal the cylinder fins.
Or
You could get really serious and do this. The inlets will be...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-29-2022, 04:33 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,161
Posted By wirejock
Torx

McMaster
Every kind of Torx screw you might want
https://www.mcmaster.com/screws/
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-29-2022, 08:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 278
Posted By wirejock
Holes

I remember the same. There were holes on one or the other and just needed a method to match drill.
Forum: Painting your RV 09-28-2022, 08:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,168
Posted By wirejock
Popcorn

Finished my popcorn. Making a new batch! :D
Like the man said, just trying to protect it till the paint shop.
Epoxy fiberglass needs to be protected from UV.
Enjoying my popcorn.
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-28-2022, 08:10 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 174,523
Posted By wirejock
Nose pant brackets

Exactly what I did. I replaced the two brackets and did as you mentioned. Brackets are tight. Nose pant it tight.
Edit...
I read the plans wrong. The 11/16" hole is drilled in the pant for the tow...
Forum: Painting your RV 09-28-2022, 05:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,168
Posted By wirejock
Fiberglass prep

I am a hack, but I get really lucky.
Dan Horton method with minor deviations. I spread micro, sand flat then a coat of neat epoxy. Sand that flat then two brushed coats of 2K epoxy primer. Wet sand...
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-27-2022, 07:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 503
Posted By wirejock
Mount

Standard mount or 320 mount?
I don't know anything about it but have read issues with aft CG that some resolved by using the longer 320 mount.
Adding material is easy.
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-26-2022, 06:44 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,378
Posted By wirejock
#4

Disregard this post.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-26-2022, 06:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 282
Posted By wirejock
Skirt brace

Actually, the skirt brace will pull it inward depending on how you proceed. I elected to Sika the skirt. No fasteners.
When it was time I made sure the skirt brace was just slightly in tension when...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-26-2022, 05:42 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,378
Posted By wirejock
#4

Honestly, if Vans said to do it a certain way, I print the e-mail, file it and go. Why question it?
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-26-2022, 05:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,378
Posted By wirejock
Attach bracket

Door #4.
Easy peasy.
Go to a metal supply and buy a piece of the same thickness and same alloy. Ask them to bend it where you need. They might charge a few bucks but it's worth it. They have the...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-26-2022, 04:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 282
Posted By wirejock
Skirt

Brandon
Slider?
Is the canopy attached to the bow?
Is the rear track installed?
Are the side tracks and rollers installed?
Are the delrin blicks installed?
If the answer to all the above is "yes",...
Forum: Rocket 09-25-2022, 04:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 643
Posted By wirejock
3M Heavy Packing Tape

3M Heavy Packing Tape is my preference as well. I use it for mold release and to protect from sticking. Glass parts pop right off.
Forum: RV-14 09-25-2022, 03:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 370
Posted By wirejock
Frankensnorkel

I would think the 14 Snorkel would fit perfect. :D

I did as Wiley on my 7A, IO-360-M1B. Cut in half. Fit either end then glassed the split. Fits perfect. Clears the starter no problem.
Before...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 09-25-2022, 02:46 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,059
Posted By wirejock
Posting

My apologies. Feel free to delete my post.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 09-25-2022, 10:48 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,059
Posted By wirejock
Judging

I love to admire those airplanes and wish I had the bank account for a professional paint job that beautiful.

That said, Dan brought up a point I was curious about.

How do the judges evaluate...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-24-2022, 07:04 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,043
Posted By wirejock
Water carburetor

I'm saving my money for one of those carburetors that makes the engine run on water! :D
Sorry, I'm that old.
Forum: Primers 09-24-2022, 02:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 545
Posted By wirejock
Crosslink

I also shoot Kirker single stage urethane. Their tech support recommends top coat between one hour and five days for proper chemical crosslinking. Typical process is wet sand after 12 hours followed...
Forum: Primers 09-24-2022, 08:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 545
Posted By wirejock
Kirker Enduro Prime

They don't make a 2K rattle can but Kirker does manufacture Easrwood and Summit.
I use Kirker Enduro Prime. It's a 2K but not rattle can. Free of lead chromates and isocyanates. Gallon of primer is...
Forum: Painting your RV 09-23-2022, 07:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,079
Posted By wirejock
Grace Slick

Like the lady says, "One pill makes you larger, and one pill makes you small. And the ones that mother gives you, don't do anything at all."
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 09-23-2022, 05:34 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,059
Posted By wirejock
Paint

Gorgeous. If someone has the budget, that's a beauty. Probably win a Lindy.
I just bought two full rolls of vinyl for mine. She will sport two colors for a while till I add some accents. Fiberglass...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-23-2022, 04:24 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 201,975
Posted By wirejock
New builder tip

This is possibly the most important tip of all.
Some days you get the bear. Some days the bear gets you.
It's important to recognize a bad day and change gears before something expensive...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-22-2022, 09:03 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 332
Posted By wirejock
CherryMax

Check with Vans to be safe but CherryMax sells in between sizes
Forum: Painting your RV 09-22-2022, 08:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,079
Posted By wirejock
Adhesive micro

2216 or Hysol mixed with micro? There's an idea.
I've mixed West G-flex with flox. Pretty aggressive. Never tried micro. I may try a sample on some scrap aluminum.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-22-2022, 06:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 808
Posted By wirejock
Space

I'm a fan of two EAA benches. They can be arranged as needed. 2x10, 4x5, "L" shape, etc. I even used them as saw horses to place the canoe on top. Storage underneath.
They say the prepunched wings...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-22-2022, 05:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,358
Posted By wirejock
Yep. The dies are very effective. Hope you...

Yep. The dies are very effective. Hope you recovered.
The technique is to mark the longeron in 1" increments. Lube the dies. Position the dies on the first mark. Close the vise. Turn maybe 1/4 turn...
Forum: Painting your RV 09-22-2022, 05:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,079
Posted By wirejock
Micro

Since we are sharing...
I use micro. No magic. I measure epoxy by weight and add 10% denatured alcohol then add micro. The alcohol allows more micro. It evaporates really fast so you have to lay the...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-20-2022, 05:12 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 299
Posted By wirejock
Tosten Military Grips

Beautiful. I had the Tosten Military Grips etched by Midwest Panel Builders.
Ashley Schreiber
Midwest Panel Builders
810.356.3855
www.midwestpanels.com
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Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-20-2022, 03:13 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,206
Posted By wirejock
Air oil separator

It's just a cheap, Harbor Fright disposable air/oil filter. I track usage and toss them periodically.
Forum: RV-14 09-20-2022, 03:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,440
Posted By wirejock
Reamers

Buy reamers. Round holes no matter what drill.
Forum: RV-14 09-20-2022, 08:24 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,440
Posted By wirejock
Cordless

Funny, I haven't used my air drills in a long time. Three Ryobi 18V cordless. One is a 90 degree. Variable speed. High and low range. Works for everything and I can leave more than one bit or reamer...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-20-2022, 08:19 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,206
Posted By wirejock
RTI Mini Regulator

That's how mine has been set up since day one.
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Forum: RV-7/7A 09-19-2022, 07:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 384
Posted By wirejock
Grommets

Same here.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-19-2022, 06:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,162
Posted By wirejock
Knipex

My biggest pair are 12". They are my preference for squeezing #3 rivets in spaces where nothing else will fit or when I'm just too lazy to pull out the pneumatics.
Forum: Painting your RV 09-19-2022, 03:56 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,851
Posted By wirejock
Garage

I live at 7500'. No choice in the Winter. The temp booth and exhaust port worked just fine.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-19-2022, 03:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,162
Posted By wirejock
Knipex

2nd that. The big pair will make quick work of #3 rivets. Imcredible tool.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-19-2022, 08:47 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,206
Posted By wirejock
Shop set up

Lots of good tips already. I have a different set up from most.
Main air hose from the compressor carries full pressure.
It has a three way manifold at the end with quick connect fittings.
I use two...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-18-2022, 08:59 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 7,237
Posted By wirejock
Garmin watch

Garmin D2 Air X10
I haven't flown with it yet, but use it every day and flew quite a few simulated trips in the car. In addition to virtually every data point needed to fly (no attitude), it has...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-18-2022, 08:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 776
Posted By wirejock
ADAHRS

No need to buy electronics. Buy the Vans ADAHRS mount that fits between the J-stiffeners in front of F707. You can mount the ADAHRS later. Dynon sells a mount to install two ADAHRS on one mount....
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-17-2022, 07:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 583
Posted By wirejock
Typo

I think it's a typo.
Forum: Tools 09-17-2022, 04:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,145
Posted By wirejock
Trim display

I think I still have one. It came with the elevator trim kit. Shoot me an e-mail (below). I will try and find it.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-17-2022, 03:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,712
Posted By wirejock
Fiberglass

Tom
Fiberglass is pretty easy. The Bodisatva is Dan Horton. He posted a "Sticky" in the Fiberglass section we all use as a reference. I've used his techniques on my bird. Feel free to browse my blog...
Forum: Painting your RV 09-17-2022, 10:46 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,851
Posted By wirejock
Overspray

Mainly to keep you healthy. That fog is not good for you. Yes, PPE will provide protection, but it's still best to stay out of it.
The fog will settle everywhere. The overspray has to be cut and...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-16-2022, 07:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 901
Posted By wirejock
Tipper

Depends on how far along. If you have the electronic plans, check the pertinent pages.
F705 Bulkhead is different. Rollbar is behind you instead of in front. Structure supporting the roll bars is...
Forum: Painting your RV 09-16-2022, 10:03 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,851
Posted By wirejock
Paint booth

If you live in a sensitive area, you may have to have a booth.
I used one in the Winter because painting inside the shop demanded it. Most paint work was done outside on saw horses with a cheap baby...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-15-2022, 08:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 993
Posted By wirejock
Inventory

If it helps. Check my blog (below) for "Basic Excel Builder Log". One of the tabs is a full 7A inventory plus a lot of the 7 inventory. It's arranged as received from shipping lists.
I second using...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-15-2022, 04:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,236
Posted By wirejock
Holes

It's possible, although rare, one or both bulkheads were formed a bit off. It wouldn't take much for the holes to be .015" further from the web. I suppose you could use a forming tool to adjust the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-15-2022, 11:04 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,368
Posted By wirejock
Repair

Nice work. I always wondered why Vans didn't redesign that area. It took me days of measuring and contemplating to drill those two holes.
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-15-2022, 09:04 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,236
Posted By wirejock
711 bulkhead

I remember both 711 and 712 were a pain. I had to buy a new set of 712. Ultimately it was just adjusting of flanges till everything was flush and the holes lined up. Maybe not the same issue you're...
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