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Forum: RV General Discussion/News Today, 07:43 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 88
Posted By wirejock
No dimensions but maybe perspective will...

No dimensions but maybe perspective will help.
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Forum: RV General Discussion/News Yesterday, 07:56 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 113
Posted By wirejock
SW Dealer

Maybe
Hightower Supply
(970) 697-1026
750 South 9th Street Grand Junction CO 81501
Sherwin Williams Aerospace Paints
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques Yesterday, 03:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,453
Posted By wirejock
426 rivets

Should work well as long as the bit has the correct ange
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques Yesterday, 03:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 734
Posted By wirejock
Stand

Perfect. Thanks.
Forum: RV-14 Yesterday, 03:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 255
Posted By wirejock
Fluting

Hole alignment is what matters. Flute in small increments only where needed to get holes aligned to the skin. Checknoften. Note. Not all skin holes are in a perfect line.
Forum: RV-7/7A Yesterday, 09:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 155
Posted By wirejock
Dynon

Standard package is SV32.
Some builders go up one to the SV42
Forum: Primers Yesterday, 07:57 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,329
Posted By wirejock
Nail salons

Walk into a nail salon sometime. Wow! Talk about fumes. Some nail polish remover is Acetone based. I wonder about the Cosmetologists working in there all day.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques Yesterday, 07:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 734
Posted By wirejock
Stand

Photos?
Wing root fairings were done when the wings were mated. I'm good there.



Good idea but that ship has sailed. Tricky with an "A" model though since the gear are bolted to the Center Section...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-23-2022, 11:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 734
Posted By wirejock
Ball cap

Ouch. Someone long ago told me that's why Cessna drivers wear a ball cap. :D
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-23-2022, 10:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 734
Posted By wirejock
Lift

This looks like a great tool to lift the airplane from the center section. https://www.harborfreight.com/1000-lb-capacity-hydraulic-table-cart-60438.html
A few simple mods would make it stable and...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-23-2022, 09:42 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 734
Posted By wirejock
Pants

Couple questions about pants and fairings. 7A with the elastomer gear.

Is there any reason why I have to do this with wings mounted? Seems like the gear don't care if there's wings ince they are off...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-23-2022, 09:29 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,453
Posted By wirejock
Perma Grit

These are really cool. Wish they had 120 degree piloted with a small shank.
I bought a dremel stone and shaped it on a grinding wheel. I get close then make them perfect with a standard bit on a hand...
Forum: Primers 05-23-2022, 09:09 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,329
Posted By wirejock
Process

Whatever primer, this is a good environmental and human griendly prep process. I tried several processes and a simple scuff with a soap works. I did find Alumiprep seemed to work better for Alodine...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-23-2022, 09:00 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,247
Posted By wirejock
Healing

So glad you're on the mend. Take care of you first. Be well soon Tom.
Forum: RV-14 05-20-2022, 09:13 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 903
Posted By wirejock
Nutplate

Did Vans switch to #6 nutplates. I seem to remember #8 on the 7 wings. Big difference in dimensions.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-19-2022, 10:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,702
Posted By wirejock
Retro kit

I have the new actuator. The retro kit would really be nice
Forum: Primers 05-19-2022, 08:42 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 18,052
Posted By wirejock
Black Widow

I can't help with Akzo but I do use a Black Widow HTE. There is a tester used to set viscosity of spray paint. Viscosity Paint Consistency Measuring...
Forum: Autopilots 05-18-2022, 04:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 733
Posted By wirejock
AP

No sweat. There's gotta be a builder nearby. Worst part is routing wire but that's an opportunity to learn. Wing servo is tight space but I've had mine in an out a couple times. Consider integrating...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-18-2022, 10:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 875
Posted By wirejock
Back order

Out of curiosity what are the other back ordered parts?

As mentioned, even if they deleted them, Vans credit is their Wholesale cost not the Retail price they charged. In the end, they are worth...
Forum: Painting your RV 05-17-2022, 04:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,043
Posted By wirejock
Filler

Depends on why and where.
I've plugged holes in pull rivets with JB Weld for cosmetic purposes. I've covered or repaired other spots with flox. Never tried to fill a smiley because I don't make...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-16-2022, 06:43 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,601
Posted By wirejock
Download this link. One tab is a full 7 & 7(A)...

Download this link. One tab is a full 7 & 7(A) inventory. Also a tab for calculating paint and epoxy and a tab for square footage paint calculating. Plus tabs for cost and time for each kit. You'll...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-16-2022, 04:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 633
Posted By wirejock
Phonebooks

I was a Telecom Manager for a large urban school district.
12,000 phones. OMG!
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-16-2022, 04:01 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 245,330
Posted By wirejock
Proseal

If you run Vans conduit through the wings, a little dab is recommended at each rib.
I used a little today to install a heat muff flange on the #1 baffle and used a tiny bit to seal gaps in the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-16-2022, 10:21 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,601
Posted By wirejock
Inventory

Actually I have an idea that might save Vans money and save builders time. Personally, I'm way too organized so all those bags got inventoried into mini drawer organizers. Bolts, nuts, washers, misc....
Forum: Painting your RV 05-15-2022, 07:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 527
Posted By wirejock
Paint booth

I have almost the same set up. Mine is shower curtains. Works great. I left the conduit frame up the entire build. It's very useful for all sorts of stuff. Good idea.
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-15-2022, 11:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,188
Posted By wirejock
List

Yea. That's almost the same as mine. I forgot how many there were!
A few of my mods
-Barringer brakes, wheels, tires
-Removable floors
-Flyboys internal rudder stop
-Flyboys Fuel Vents and Drain...
Forum: Tools 05-15-2022, 11:09 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 274
Posted By wirejock
Tail support

That's clever. Gotta remember that one. Does the aft section need any support at a bulkhead or is that adequate to handle a human back there?
Forum: My RV Build Project 05-15-2022, 08:32 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,875
Posted By wirejock
Weights By the way. Don't trim any weights. Lead...

Weights
By the way. Don't trim any weights. Lead is soft. Just tap into shape.
Forum: Fiberglass 05-14-2022, 08:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 319
Posted By wirejock
Plenum

Technically, I didn't make the plenum. It's an RV Bits plenum but I sure cursed it. It didn't fit so I basically made one after it was carved up. I had to cut the flanges off and fab new ones as...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-14-2022, 03:43 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,601
Posted By wirejock
AN hardware or NAS?

Yep. Sadly, you may even know the Military Spec number too! I don't know who came up with those numbers, but I suspect it was really funny. No logic. Just numerical sequence. At least AN numbers have...
Forum: Fiberglass 05-14-2022, 03:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 319
Posted By wirejock
Carbon Flox

This is probably a bad practice, but it works. I had a couple divots on the carbon fiber plenum flanges. They needed additional material so the screws wouldn't bend and crack the baffles. I use flox...
Forum: Primers 05-14-2022, 10:50 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,329
Posted By wirejock
Aluminum oxide

Ok. Back on my soapbox.
The enemy of adhesion is aluminum oxide. Similar to the red layer of rust that forms on steel. It's only a few microns thick.
It has to be removed and solvents won't remove...
Forum: RV-14 05-14-2022, 10:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 462
Posted By wirejock
Rivet cutter

Also, buy a rivet cutter. Easy to clip a long rivet to the perfect size. All the extra parts also take up some aluminum so a longer rivet might actually work better when it swells to fill all that...
Forum: Primers 05-14-2022, 10:00 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,329
Posted By wirejock
Prep

SEM is pretty good rattle can. Shake it well.
My guess would be aluminum oxide or other contaminate. It forms fairly quickly on bare aluminum. Try scuffing while washing with a powdered cleanser....
Forum: Fiberglass 05-14-2022, 08:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,380
Posted By wirejock
Carbon Fiber Plenum

I'm calling this done. It's not perfect but I'm pretty happy with it. It hidden under the cowl so very few will ever see it. Finishing is similar to painting. As hard as I tried, dust finds a way....
Forum: RV-14 05-13-2022, 05:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 685
Posted By wirejock
Atttention

Beat me to it.
I was going with "I'll give you $250K sight unseen" NOT!
Seriously though, lots of airplanes have "For Sale" signs at Airventure but being able to see workmanship and choose final...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-13-2022, 04:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,335
Posted By wirejock
Phishing

Never, Ever, Never, Ever, click on a link in e-mail or text.
I don't care how authentic it looks. That's what they want. It's simple to open a browser and enter the URL.
Forum: Fiberglass 05-12-2022, 04:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,380
Posted By wirejock
Carbon Fiber

Here we go. Not finished. This is just one wet coat of 207.
I will edit if necessary.
Here's the skinny. Tips for the younger generation.
1. Mix a batch of epoxy with 206 and black dye. The black...
Forum: Primers 05-12-2022, 04:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 639
Posted By wirejock
Overlap

Maybe overthinking a little. As John mentioned, the inside of one overlap will be primed. That's adequate. You could easiely shoot the outside skin overlap area. I did. You're spraying insides...
Forum: Primers 05-12-2022, 10:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 639
Posted By wirejock
P60G2

John is correct. P60G2 was not developed as a stand alone corrosion protection primer. However, given, performance price, ease of use and weight, it's pretty hard to beat.
This is the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-11-2022, 06:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 613
Posted By wirejock
PM Sent. Shoot me an e-mail Wirejock@yahoo.com

PM Sent.
Shoot me an e-mail
Wirejock@yahoo.com
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-10-2022, 05:52 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,571
Posted By wirejock
Joist winch

As long as your making a list.
Add a joist winch. A friend of mine had one. So handy. Just roll it over and winch whatever up and out.
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-10-2022, 04:42 PM
Replies: 2,010
Views: 1,470,932
Posted By wirejock
Plenum

Nice work. Great minds think alike!
Forum: RV-14 05-10-2022, 04:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,527
Posted By wirejock
Dowels

I glassed 1/4" dowels (2) top and bottom. Bonded them with flox then applied a layer of fiberglass. I drilled tiny holes and tied them in place with waxed lashing string till the flox cured. String...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-10-2022, 04:31 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,247
Posted By wirejock
Be well

Prayers for a speedy recovery.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-10-2022, 04:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,597
Posted By wirejock
Tool box

Answers in line RED
Forum: My RV Build Project 05-10-2022, 08:56 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,875
Posted By wirejock
Easy answer. Rudder doesn't get balanced. It's...

Easy answer. Rudder doesn't get balanced. It's also the most work to get tips nice. Elevators...Assemble and see how they balance now. You have to anyway to get the tips trimmed. Add a nutplate to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-10-2022, 08:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 613
Posted By wirejock
ACM

I haven't wired them yet but have drawn the schematics. Plannis to run a bus accross all the switches. Bus wire routes to the FOT. Other side of each switch is wired per ACM plans to pins on the...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-09-2022, 04:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 285
Posted By wirejock
Micro

No experience with Poly. The trick is using different colors of product. Micro is white. Gray primer over that. Another color if needed. The idea is to block sand and never go past the bottom...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-09-2022, 04:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,021
Posted By wirejock
Leaks

Most problems are due to leakage. Anywhere cooling air leaks is a loss of cooling. That includes the baffle seals to the top cowl. Turn off the lights. Shine a light from the bottom and look for...
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-09-2022, 04:00 PM
Replies: 2,010
Views: 1,470,932
Posted By wirejock
Plenum

Finally. It fits. Slips right into the baffle boxes. A lot of work went into this. It looks like heck at the moment and needs some minor trimming to get the inlet gap perfect. Easy stuff. Tormorrow,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-09-2022, 03:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,097
Posted By wirejock
Vent

Check the vents to be sure both are clear. Just an idea
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-08-2022, 04:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 697
Posted By wirejock
Drain hole

Which drain hole?
Fuse, or intake?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-08-2022, 04:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,021
Posted By wirejock
Oil

Pretty cool idea. It is experimental. Go for it.
By the way, oil door and tube is outside the plenum.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-08-2022, 09:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 418
Posted By wirejock
Baffle mod

The installation is pretty straight forward from the OP plans and drawings. I held off cutting holes for spark plug wires till after they were fit. Same with the holes for Carb Heat & Cabin Heat. But...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-07-2022, 03:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,021
Posted By wirejock
Plenum

Lots of them. To be clear, the baffles don't get replaced. Traditional baffles are aluminum with a strip of material used ti seal the space against the top cowl. The plenum is basically a sealed...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-07-2022, 02:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 378
Posted By wirejock
P69G2

I've painted quite a few parts previously painted with P60G2. Since the P60G2 has cured, you need to scuff or remove it. You will be scuffing the entire airplane anyway so that's not an issue. Most...
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-07-2022, 08:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 839
Posted By wirejock
Rocker switches

They should have a lock tab at the top and bottom of each switch.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-06-2022, 08:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,014
Posted By wirejock
Fuel

Wow! I thought it was bad with my kids. They always returned the car empty. No guess work. Start the car and needle pointed to "E".:D
Forum: Fiberglass 05-06-2022, 07:18 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,612
Posted By wirejock
Oil cooler plenum

Not as pretty as Dan's fiberglass work. The balloon died a horrible death sometime during the cure but fiberglass was hard enough already. It still needs some finish sanding and fitting. It was just...
Forum: Fiberglass 05-06-2022, 04:31 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,612
Posted By wirejock
Oil cooler plenum

I had a break while parts were curing and pulled out the oil cooler plenum. The offending area was cut to clear the top cowl. The area needed a filler to layup the repair. Balloon to the rescue. I...
Forum: Fiberglass 05-05-2022, 04:06 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,612
Posted By wirejock
Fun

Totally. Some days, you get the bear. Some days, the bear gets you! Today the bear won. Not the oil cooler plenum. The engine plenum inlets. Had to cut it up and re-glass. That's the real beauty of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-05-2022, 03:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,597
Posted By wirejock
Tollbox

Answers in red...
Forum: Fiberglass 05-04-2022, 09:09 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,612
Posted By wirejock
Parts

Dumb answer? Because I can. Not my first rodeo. I also made one piece canopy skirt and windshield trim plus a few other mods.
Real answer? Because it's a modification not in the plans. The oil cooler...
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