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Forum: My RV Build Project Yesterday, 09:55 AM
Replies: 457
Views: 206,723
Posted By kentlik
Thank you Mike! I have been staying up in...

Thank you Mike!
I have been staying up in Ventura, so not too bad for the few hours I get off each day...
Forum: My RV Build Project 09-23-2021, 12:52 PM
Replies: 457
Views: 206,723
Posted By kentlik
Been working

So I have been on a job in LA for 5 months and have been far away from my build.
I am ready to be home and de-stress for a few months.
Looking forward to getting back on the RV and not worrying...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 06-18-2021, 09:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,358
Posted By kentlik
Jereme, I had some time to go to VAF and went...

Jereme,
I had some time to go to VAF and went right for your write-up. Great to see you out and about. I am in LA for a long spell and looking forward to getting back to work on the plane so I can...
Forum: Midwest 05-31-2021, 06:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,473
Posted By kentlik
That's going to be great! Awesome!

That's going to be great! Awesome!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-25-2021, 09:34 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 10,013
Posted By kentlik
Matt that looks amazing! Super cool! Nice way...

Matt that looks amazing! Super cool!

Nice way to dress that aft edge of the front lower fairing as well.
What rivets did you use to go through the longerons and did you space them between the...
Forum: My RV Build Project 05-09-2021, 10:05 AM
Replies: 457
Views: 206,723
Posted By kentlik
Thank you Mike! I have been at this too long and...

Thank you Mike! I have been at this too long and need to kick it up a notch in speed, without sacrificing quality.
Forum: My RV Build Project 05-04-2021, 01:19 PM
Replies: 457
Views: 206,723
Posted By kentlik
Very nice! I am not a perfectionist by any...

Very nice! I am not a perfectionist by any measure...haha I understand and enjoyed that quote very much! Thank you for the note.
Forum: My RV Build Project 05-03-2021, 02:03 PM
Replies: 457
Views: 206,723
Posted By kentlik
Thanks, Jereme! I have more pictures just no...

Thanks, Jereme! I have more pictures just no time right now to post. But it is nice to have a gig!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-03-2021, 08:18 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 10,013
Posted By kentlik
Looking really great! Your work will help me so...

Looking really great! Your work will help me so much when I get to this point!
Interested in seeing where and how you rivet that lower rear section of the fairing.

Great work!
Forum: My RV Build Project 05-01-2021, 02:28 PM
Replies: 457
Views: 206,723
Posted By kentlik
Tips

Found time to put these up

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Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-23-2021, 11:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,479
Posted By kentlik
Very nice unit! Tidy and effective.

Very nice unit! Tidy and effective.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-21-2021, 06:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,468
Posted By kentlik
Awesome! Congratulations! Woop Woop!

Awesome! Congratulations! Woop Woop!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-19-2021, 11:22 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,927
Posted By kentlik
Awesome Jereme! Looking forward to the day you...

Awesome Jereme! Looking forward to the day you can talk me through all the steps to getting my cert. once my aircraft is complete. I won't bother you any more than I already have...haha

Looking...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-12-2021, 10:09 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 10,013
Posted By kentlik
Most excellent Matt! I have been compiling...

Most excellent Matt!

I have been compiling data about this process for some time and between you, Crabandy, and the original Docs I am clear on the process now.

Looks great Matt really great!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-03-2021, 05:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,322
Posted By kentlik
But...but...why?

But...but...why?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-30-2021, 09:38 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,579
Posted By kentlik
Randy...Holy Moly! What a ride! I was on the...

Randy...Holy Moly! What a ride! I was on the edge of my seat. Great job! I am not an IFR pilot and was beside myself with tension. Learned a lot and also cemented the fact that I will get my IFR...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 03-29-2021, 02:01 PM
Replies: 370
Views: 210,397
Posted By kentlik
Just awesome as always! You are my "highway"...

Just awesome as always!
You are my "highway" runway, landing hero!
Forum: My RV Build Project 03-28-2021, 08:32 AM
Replies: 702
Views: 282,795
Posted By kentlik
Very nice Jereme! Weird about that fitting? A...

Very nice Jereme!
Weird about that fitting? A hole no less!

I am going to be out of town and away from my plane for 5 months on a job...
No building for me but good to be working again!

See you in...
Forum: My RV Build Project 03-17-2021, 08:50 AM
Replies: 457
Views: 206,723
Posted By kentlik
Thank you, Blain! I have work that gets in the...

Thank you, Blain! I have work that gets in the way from time to time but soldiering on! Starting to see it come together!
Forum: My RV Build Project 03-16-2021, 09:54 AM
Replies: 457
Views: 206,723
Posted By kentlik
Thanks, Jereme! I am trying to get as much done...

Thanks, Jereme!
I am trying to get as much done before my next job starts. Not sure when that is currently but it will come.

You were very much an inspiration.
Forum: My RV Build Project 03-15-2021, 05:29 PM
Replies: 457
Views: 206,723
Posted By kentlik
EMP fairing

Just started on the emp. fairing seems pretty decent really. A bit of sanding here a little floxy there and see what happens.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51041451932_17935bdf55_c.jpg...
Forum: My RV Build Project 03-15-2021, 12:53 PM
Replies: 457
Views: 206,723
Posted By kentlik
You were correct Scott, flipped those bolts...

You were correct Scott, flipped those bolts around, and no clearance issues.
Forum: My RV Build Project 03-11-2021, 06:29 PM
Replies: 457
Views: 206,723
Posted By kentlik
Tube, elevator

I got to put in my elevator tube for the first time! So exciting.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51026788723_f52ff32944_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2kK4Cxn)tube (https://flic.kr/p/2kK4Cxn) by...
Forum: My RV Build Project 03-11-2021, 08:29 AM
Replies: 702
Views: 282,795
Posted By kentlik
Well...Great job Jereme. I have been with your...

Well...Great job Jereme. I have been with your great project since the beginning and it has been a great pleasure to watch you build this fantastic plane!

You are an inspiration to me and I am sure...
Forum: My RV Build Project 03-08-2021, 08:00 AM
Replies: 457
Views: 206,723
Posted By kentlik
Thank you, Scott! I am sure they will...

Thank you, Scott! I am sure they will interfere...haha. I pulled it off shortly after this photo to finish the F-781 Vert. Stab. plate so I will reverse those bolts at your recommendation! Thank...
Forum: My RV Build Project 03-05-2021, 03:09 PM
Replies: 457
Views: 206,723
Posted By kentlik
Mounting Vert.

Well...this was about what I expected. Had to use the 90 drill head to get the holes started through the existing holes. I have done this before on other projects and have a few special tools to...
Forum: My RV Build Project 03-04-2021, 02:29 PM
Replies: 457
Views: 206,723
Posted By kentlik
Vertical stabilizer mounting

I moved on to the Vert. Stabilizer and found that getting this thing mounted and drilled to be quite a challenge, but one that I am up for.

Cut off a portion of the front spar but found I need to...
Forum: My RV Build Project 03-04-2021, 09:02 AM
Replies: 576
Views: 361,285
Posted By kentlik
Dave, This is such a great project to follow! ...

Dave,
This is such a great project to follow! Seeing how much work and detail goes into the construction of the early kits is amazing.

Looks great!
Forum: Fiberglass 03-03-2021, 07:31 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,059
Posted By kentlik
Looking good Larry!

Looking good Larry!
Forum: My RV Build Project 02-27-2021, 10:45 AM
Replies: 457
Views: 206,723
Posted By kentlik
Thanks brother! I was hard-pressed to figure...

Thanks brother!
I was hard-pressed to figure out which one was aft. It turned out really a none event, the drilling.
Forum: My RV Build Project 02-27-2021, 09:18 AM
Replies: 457
Views: 206,723
Posted By kentlik
Elevator horn drill

I got the horns accurately drilled last night. I made a jig as you would do normally to ensure the holes are straight and true. My horns were basically dead on and it was a push on which one was...
Forum: My RV Build Project 02-25-2021, 09:21 AM
Replies: 702
Views: 282,795
Posted By kentlik
WOW! That is awesome dude! You killed it on...

WOW!

That is awesome dude! You killed it on this build and I feel like I tagged along for the whole ride!

Congratulations Jereme!

Kent
Forum: My RV Build Project 02-24-2021, 02:02 PM
Replies: 457
Views: 206,723
Posted By kentlik
Thank you, Mike! These last few steps have...

Thank you, Mike! These last few steps have really helped to keep me slogging ahead.
Forum: My RV Build Project 02-24-2021, 01:05 PM
Replies: 457
Views: 206,723
Posted By kentlik
elevators

elevators getting fitted

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50977175191_82a1f2bcd9_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2kEFmaD)elevators (https://flic.kr/p/2kEFmaD) by Kent Luttrell...
Forum: My RV Build Project 02-23-2021, 08:24 AM
Replies: 457
Views: 206,723
Posted By kentlik
Thank you! Thanks for the tip on the torque goo! ...

Thank you!
Thanks for the tip on the torque goo! I put it on to tell myself I had torqued the nut. Frankly didn't think of the actual area to place it and it seemed like a good place to see if the...
Forum: My RV Build Project 02-22-2021, 10:50 AM
Replies: 457
Views: 206,723
Posted By kentlik
HS mounted

Moving on to the VS, hope I can find all the parts...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50970311847_a627307130_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2kE5aW8)HS aft (2) (https://flic.kr/p/2kE5aW8) by Kent...
Forum: My RV Build Project 02-21-2021, 01:16 PM
Replies: 457
Views: 206,723
Posted By kentlik
Thank you, John! I am at the hangar working on...

Thank you, John! I am at the hangar working on attaching the tailpieces...a little involved with finding the center of predrilled holes in tight spaces...
custom center finders being made.
Forum: My RV Build Project 02-21-2021, 09:55 AM
Replies: 702
Views: 282,795
Posted By kentlik
When I look at all the wiring I almost shat...

When I look at all the wiring I almost shat myself...how will I ever get all that done!

Holy Moly!

Well one connection at a time I guess...
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-21-2021, 09:24 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,224
Posted By kentlik
Having done this on my -7...that is undoubtedly...

Having done this on my -7...that is undoubtedly the best work I have ever seen! Bar set, not a scratch!

Really not fair...I was kind-of feeling good about my work too...haha

Excellent
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 02-19-2021, 03:42 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 12,473
Posted By kentlik
I would say SDS EFI by Ross Farnham.

I would say SDS EFI by Ross Farnham.
Forum: My RV Build Project 02-19-2021, 12:01 PM
Replies: 457
Views: 206,723
Posted By kentlik
Thank you Blaine! Just got the other wing to...

Thank you Blaine! Just got the other wing to start on and then I can concentrate on the wiring. A bit of odds and ends around the beast but it is coming along slow but sure.
Forum: My RV Build Project 02-19-2021, 12:00 PM
Replies: 457
Views: 206,723
Posted By kentlik
Thank you Marc! Sometimes when I trudge along...

Thank you Marc! Sometimes when I trudge along alone in the cold these notes are truly an inspiration!
Forum: My RV Build Project 02-18-2021, 02:12 PM
Replies: 457
Views: 206,723
Posted By kentlik
Thanks, Jereme! I am still rolling. I am not...

Thanks, Jereme! I am still rolling. I am not looking forward to the unbuilding of the right-wing before the building but...I will persevere!
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-18-2021, 02:08 PM
Replies: 1,941
Views: 1,314,942
Posted By kentlik
I would never leave my build area! haha

I would never leave my build area! haha
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-18-2021, 10:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,300
Posted By kentlik
Now that is a really ingenious way to remedy a...

Now that is a really ingenious way to remedy a broken hinge!
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-17-2021, 02:30 PM
Replies: 1,941
Views: 1,314,942
Posted By kentlik
That looks like some excellent work! What a...

That looks like some excellent work! What a comfortable-looking build space too!
Forum: My RV Build Project 02-17-2021, 02:27 PM
Replies: 457
Views: 206,723
Posted By kentlik
Thanks, Ryan! I have those up next after I get...

Thanks, Ryan! I have those up next after I get the HS mounted and sorted. We just have to keep at it and sooner or later we will be done!

I hope...HAHA
Forum: My RV Build Project 02-17-2021, 11:51 AM
Replies: 457
Views: 206,723
Posted By kentlik
Elevator stuff

I have started the elevator tip install and just need a bit higher temperatures to do the fiberglass work. Trimming and such to...
Forum: My RV Build Project 02-16-2021, 12:10 PM
Replies: 457
Views: 206,723
Posted By kentlik
Tail mounting

I have wanted to mount the HS for months but did not have room in my garage as it was partitioned for work stuff. Now I can get to...
Forum: My RV Build Project 02-15-2021, 03:34 PM
Replies: 457
Views: 206,723
Posted By kentlik
Hangar

Quick shot of my hangar. Trying to get some pics uploaded but my phone is giving me fits...

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Forum: My RV Build Project 02-10-2021, 03:56 PM
Replies: 702
Views: 282,795
Posted By kentlik
Great to see it back turning the screw. Man,...

Great to see it back turning the screw. Man, that looks cold! I am complaining about 38F.

Good work Jereme!
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-27-2021, 10:10 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,539
Posted By kentlik
That's a head-scratcher. Are there any other...

That's a head-scratcher.

Are there any other leaks in the system? Pump the brakes and see if it develops again. Might be the next easiest step Jereme, rather than tearing right into it.

Just a...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-22-2021, 04:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,004
Posted By kentlik
In spades...sorry...

In spades...sorry...
Forum: RV-4 01-22-2021, 06:47 AM
Replies: 235
Views: 273,948
Posted By kentlik
Looks very clean, nice work!

Looks very clean, nice work!
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-19-2021, 05:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,675
Posted By kentlik
That is a beauty! I bet it was a great feeling of...

That is a beauty!
I bet it was a great feeling of accomplishment when she flew!

Nice work!
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 01-17-2021, 03:44 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 9,305
Posted By kentlik
Thanks for the update Ross!

Thanks for the update Ross!
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-16-2021, 10:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,011
Posted By kentlik
Carl, could you clarify this for me? ...so the...

Carl, could you clarify this for me? ...so the flush overhangs the trailing edge...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-16-2021, 09:42 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,166
Posted By kentlik
I am so sorry for your loss Sir... I think there...

I am so sorry for your loss Sir...

I think there are a few assumptions going on here that led to an interesting thread.
The most apparent is that this kit owner "wants" a repair certificate.
His...
Forum: My RV Build Project 01-14-2021, 03:52 PM
Replies: 702
Views: 282,795
Posted By kentlik
Looks good! Good luck with the reassembly...

Looks good!
Good luck with the reassembly Jereme, it will be grand!
Forum: My RV Build Project 01-11-2021, 09:08 AM
Replies: 702
Views: 282,795
Posted By kentlik
Well, you are indeed a MACHINE Carne! I have the...

Well, you are indeed a MACHINE Carne!

I have the highest praise for your grit with regard to this motor, just wow.

I have used the kitchen oven for curing coated parts and my Julianne was a trooper...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-06-2021, 09:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,264
Posted By kentlik
Nothing sticks to Delrin to any degree. If you...

Nothing sticks to Delrin to any degree. If you really don't want to buy new parts you could install a Heli-coil that would be a working repair. But...you may find that if you ever have to remove...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 01-04-2021, 10:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,529
Posted By kentlik
Really beautiful pictures of our coastline! ...

Really beautiful pictures of our coastline! Can't wait to get the RV done and do the same coastline flying.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 12-30-2020, 10:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,678
Posted By kentlik
That is a great idea! I haven't had any helpers...

That is a great idea!
I haven't had any helpers to speak of. Save for James Jula and he is a pro. I probably could have used this at the beginning of this journey for sure! As I look back Larry...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 12-29-2020, 05:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,678
Posted By kentlik
Green automotive stripping tape, 5/16". I have...

Green automotive stripping tape, 5/16". I have never heard of marking an "X" before, sounds time-consuming.
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