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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-05-2021, 03:41 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,646
Posted By Jonnyb
I spent the weekend learning a valuable lesson...

I spent the weekend learning a valuable lesson about quality tools!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-29-2021, 08:57 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,547
Posted By Jonnyb
Did the light box kit as well. Broke up a...

Did the light box kit as well. Broke up a lockdown weekend!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-28-2021, 02:13 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,547
Posted By Jonnyb
Inventorying the wing kit!

Inventorying the wing kit!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-24-2021, 03:21 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,849
Posted By Jonnyb
If you love building then build away! Im sure...

If you love building then build away! Im sure plenty of people love building these aircraft more than they love flying them, and loads of people talk about the "empty workshop" syndrome when the bird...
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-20-2021, 06:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,510
Posted By Jonnyb
According to Vans instructions you fit the parts,...

According to Vans instructions you fit the parts, match drill to final size, debur, dimple, prime. And that's the way it's taught here in the UK at our equivalent of the Sport Air Workshops.

Quite...
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-20-2021, 12:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,510
Posted By Jonnyb
Strictly speaking itís correct. Dimpling does...

Strictly speaking itís correct. Dimpling does stretch the hole slightly, so if you final drill before you dimple then the hole will be over size. Also if you use a reamer then the need for deburring...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-18-2021, 03:52 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,421
Posted By Jonnyb
I drilled holes in my garage floor for the wing...

I drilled holes in my garage floor for the wing stand, while I wait for my wings to arrive.
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-07-2021, 01:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,965
Posted By Jonnyb
Itís back up now. And the 390 is still approved!

Itís back up now. And the 390 is still approved!
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 12-28-2020, 02:06 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,376
Posted By Jonnyb
When I was looking for a tool kit for my RV-8...

When I was looking for a tool kit for my RV-8 build there was only one real choice, and that was Avery.

I remember talking to Judy and her patience dealing with an idiot Brit who had no idea the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-24-2020, 01:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,023
Posted By Jonnyb
They are still selling their DVDs, I bought a...

They are still selling their DVDs, I bought a complete set for the RV-8.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 12-11-2020, 09:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,090
Posted By Jonnyb
beautiful, just beautiful. Im really going to...

beautiful, just beautiful.

Im really going to miss skiing this year.
Forum: RV-6/6A 11-23-2020, 04:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,506
Posted By Jonnyb
Not sure itís that simple for us here in the U.K....

Not sure itís that simple for us here in the U.K.
I suspect you would have to have engineering approval from the LAA via a Mod form, and an inspector willing to sign it off.

I would think that...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-16-2020, 04:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,352
Posted By Jonnyb
Flyleds works kit, while I wait for wings to...

Flyleds works kit, while I wait for wings to arrive.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-14-2020, 07:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 918
Posted By Jonnyb
As long as you make the same mistake on the...

As long as you make the same mistake on the bottom of the elevator, so when the elevator is closed up the 2 sets of stiffeners donít interfere with each other then thereís not issue as far as I can...
Forum: RV-14 11-04-2020, 12:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,056
Posted By Jonnyb
I had just this on my elevator. I ran it past my...

I had just this on my elevator. I ran it past my inspector (Iím in the U.K.) and I drilled the holes out round and went up to the next size rivet AN470AD5.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-09-2020, 11:57 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,425
Posted By Jonnyb
Pneumatic squeezer, and assorted yokes. The...

Pneumatic squeezer, and assorted yokes.
The numatix squeezer if you can stretch to it.
Also a DRDT-2, ifyou can stretch to that as well.
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-07-2020, 01:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,933
Posted By Jonnyb
Here you can just see the nut plate installed on...

Here you can just see the nut plate installed on the rudder.
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-07-2020, 05:50 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,933
Posted By Jonnyb
They are in the latest plans for the RV-8 rudder.

They are in the latest plans for the RV-8 rudder.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 10-05-2020, 04:24 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,192
Posted By Jonnyb
Thats really cool! I have added one to my wing...

Thats really cool!

I have added one to my wing order. Will keep my going if I get fed up of building wings for a while!
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 10-02-2020, 04:19 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,192
Posted By Jonnyb
Did you need a voltage adaptor? Or just change...

Did you need a voltage adaptor? Or just change the plugs?
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 10-02-2020, 03:44 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,192
Posted By Jonnyb
I thought about doing one, is it any good?

I thought about doing one, is it any good?
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-14-2020, 11:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,028
Posted By Jonnyb
Thatís great news! Best wishes to everyone...

Thatís great news! Best wishes to everyone affected.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-09-2020, 07:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,144
Posted By Jonnyb
This is why this forum is fantastic. I had this...

This is why this forum is fantastic.
I had this exact same head scratching moment. A quick search and my question has been answered and am building on!!

Thank you VAF!!!
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-31-2020, 04:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,207
Posted By Jonnyb
I had exactly the same issues. I took 2 attempts...

I had exactly the same issues. I took 2 attempts to get it right.
Forum: Aircraft Camping 08-18-2020, 11:59 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 24,810
Posted By Jonnyb
Wow! Some real motivational fodder there! I...

Wow!
Some real motivational fodder there!
I need to move to the states!
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-16-2020, 01:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,405
Posted By Jonnyb
Are you sure you canít convert to a tail wheel at...

Are you sure you canít convert to a tail wheel at this point?
Forum: Tools 07-15-2020, 12:49 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,524
Posted By Jonnyb
I did the same with the board set up, and have...

I did the same with the board set up, and have the light weight hose and it’s great! I also got rid of the foot guard, and it makes life easier.

I also wrote the pressures for the various rivet...
Forum: RV-14 08-25-2019, 05:09 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 44,628
Posted By Jonnyb
I might as well have ordered two empennage kits...

I might as well have ordered two empennage kits given the amount of stuff I have screwed up!

Haven’t even started riveting yet.

I’m putting it down to a steep learning curve, and I would rather...
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-05-2019, 12:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,227
Posted By Jonnyb
Just to finish this off. I emailed Vans and 5/32?...

Just to finish this off. I emailed Vans and 5/32? edge distance is good on the spar doubler. Just as you guys said it would be.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 07-29-2019, 11:57 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 65,841
Posted By Jonnyb
Absolutely incredible!!! Glad your home safe,...

Absolutely incredible!!!

Glad your home safe, and if I?m ever in need of inspiration this will be my go to thread.

Something to aspire too.
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-26-2019, 05:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,227
Posted By Jonnyb
Sorry, I think its the angle of the camera. Here...

Sorry, I think its the angle of the camera.
Here it is re orientated, and a better shot of it.

https://i.postimg.cc/9QK8LPmJ/E1-A83028-B31-F-4-C68-931-C-4583-D0-CA3-DE5.jpg

I have 5/32 on the...
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-26-2019, 02:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,227
Posted By Jonnyb
Pictures

I hope I have got this!

Here’s the page of the SB:
https://i.postimg.cc/pL9KQWBZ/563-B318-E-61-B2-42-D6-947-D-E54-E87-CFD62-E.png

And here’s my edge distance issue. It’s the top hole of the ones...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 07-25-2019, 12:28 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 65,841
Posted By Jonnyb
Good luck for the trip home!

Good luck for the trip home!
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-25-2019, 12:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,227
Posted By Jonnyb
Help with HS00003 Edge Distance

Hoping some one can help or offer reassurance.

I’m just starting out building an RV-8, and am having some issues surrounding edge distance on the HS-00003 Spar Doubler.

So standard edge distance...
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-03-2019, 01:30 AM
Replies: 866
Views: 1,133,232
Posted By Jonnyb
Congratulations Ed/Steve, it looks absolutely...

Congratulations Ed/Steve, it looks absolutely beautiful.

Something for myself to aspire to.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 06-26-2019, 01:52 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 65,841
Posted By Jonnyb
I have to say this is fantastic! A real...

I have to say this is fantastic!
A real enthusiasm boost to start a day in the workshop.
Keep updating, and safe flying!
Forum: Trip Write-ups 06-19-2019, 01:49 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 65,841
Posted By Jonnyb
This it fantastic! If the mountain flying video...

This it fantastic!
If the mountain flying video was not motivational enough, we now have flying the Atlantic!
It?s on my bucket list to do it one day.

Good luck and safe journey!
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-07-2019, 03:06 AM
Replies: 948
Views: 750,212
Posted By Jonnyb
Thanks Ed. Mines a bit smaller at 5X5m so the...

Thanks Ed.
Mines a bit smaller at 5X5m so the head scratching might go on for a bit longer!
Still, Im hoping I can get the fuselage built and hang the engine as long as the tails not on.
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-07-2019, 02:14 AM
Replies: 948
Views: 750,212
Posted By Jonnyb
That looks amazing! Can I ask if that?s a...

That looks amazing!

Can I ask if that?s a standard double garage? I?m just about to start my project and was trying to work out what I can and can?t do at home.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-03-2019, 11:43 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 21,326
Posted By Jonnyb
Link to the latest version on the new website....

Link to the latest version on the new website.


https://www.vansaircraft.com/service-information-and-revisions/5/
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-05-2019, 02:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,060
Posted By Jonnyb
Taking one of these across the pond to Oshkosh is...

Taking one of these across the pond to Oshkosh is on my bucket list. Along with spending a few months touring the US.

Just the small problem of building it first!

Great pics though, they give a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-05-2019, 07:26 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,701
Posted By Jonnyb
Start my RV-8 build. Lose weight by spending more...

Start my RV-8 build.
Lose weight by spending more time in the garage building a plane
Make my first post on VAF.

One down, 2 to go!
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