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Forum: RV-14 06-07-2021, 05:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,750
Posted By CJK
Congrats on jumping in! I'm not far along in my...

Congrats on jumping in! I'm not far along in my own build, but I'm not pushing myself to build too quickly, as my wings won't be here till the end of the year. I'm doing lots of other stuff related...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-03-2021, 05:55 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,491
Posted By CJK
NB: Not all "line guys" are guys: we have several...

NB: Not all "line guys" are guys: we have several women working the line at KJWN! :) I've always found our line personnel to be a fantastic group of folks who work hard in every kind of weather and...
Forum: Formation Flying 06-03-2021, 04:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,429
Posted By CJK
At least now I know what I'll use for one of...

At least now I know what I'll use for one of those "extra" buttons on my control stick ... ;)
Forum: Formation Flying 06-02-2021, 06:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,429
Posted By CJK
Oh great, now I want a smoke system.

Oh great, now I want a smoke system.
Forum: RV-14 06-02-2021, 03:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,463
Posted By CJK
Thanks, guys -- very helpful info! Based on the...

Thanks, guys -- very helpful info!

Based on the recommendations above, I'll likely run a 20-4 cable for the tail strobe/position light. (And yes, it's an LED: AeroLEDs SunTail.)

I'm a little...
Forum: RV-14 06-01-2021, 12:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,463
Posted By CJK
Question Wire Choice?

I'm still quite early in my build, but not too far down the road is installation of the elevator trim servo and the tail strobe/position light. I've read several threads here where folks talk about...
Forum: Tools 06-01-2021, 08:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 756
Posted By CJK
This is the one I have, and it's excellent --...

This is the one I have, and it's excellent -- costs more than the cheapies, but the extra accuracy was worth it to...
Forum: RV-14 05-24-2021, 04:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 993
Posted By CJK
I just did this last week -- it's a pain, for...

I just did this last week -- it's a pain, for sure!

I put the manufactured heads on the forward side of the spar and used a longer set so the gun would clear the nose rib. I used a tungsten bucking...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-24-2021, 04:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,180
Posted By CJK
Another option to consider: I have a Numatx...

Another option to consider: I have a Numatx pneumatic/hydraulic squeezer, and I love (as in "L O V E") that tool. I used a traditional pneumatic squeezer in the class I took many years ago and liked...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-24-2021, 06:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,251
Posted By CJK
Do you have a pic of this? I really want the...

Do you have a pic of this? I really want the ability to release the canopy, but I'd rather not have that handle sticking out of the panel. Your solution sounds pretty much exactly what I'd envision...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-22-2021, 02:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,145
Posted By CJK
+1 on the leveling feet, as they're an easy...

+1 on the leveling feet, as they're an easy solution if (when) you need to move the table around.

Alternatively, you can use shims (either the cheapo wooden ones at the hardware store or the plastic...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-21-2021, 04:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,516
Posted By CJK
IMO, if you're planning to go with the QB wings &...

IMO, if you're planning to go with the QB wings & fuse, your best bet is to order the empennage kit for whichever end you want the tailwheel on ;) and put a deposit on whichever section you want next...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-21-2021, 12:19 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 10,537
Posted By CJK
Thumbs up That is some BEAUTIFUL work there, Matt.

That is some BEAUTIFUL work there, Matt.
Forum: RV-10 05-21-2021, 11:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,448
Posted By CJK
I fly a Cirrus with 4 point harnesses in the...

I fly a Cirrus with 4 point harnesses in the front, and I find it FAR more comfortable than the "automotive-style" restraints in the PA-28s I flew previously. And there's absolutely no comparison in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-21-2021, 09:50 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 10,906
Posted By CJK
Try doing that on your private checkride ... not...

Try doing that on your private checkride ... not that I did that or anything ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-20-2021, 04:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,527
Posted By CJK
Still true, as long as the conditions are met...

Still true, as long as the conditions are met (excerpted from BoldMethod -- more good info here (https://www.boldmethod.com/learn-to-fly/regulations/how-to-file-a-nasa-asrs-report/)):
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-20-2021, 02:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,041
Posted By CJK
Thumbs up Thanks so very much for the response and...

Thanks so very much for the response and explanation, Greg! Personally, I think you all have been doing a good job of managing expectations regarding lead times as well as keeping people informed of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-20-2021, 03:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,041
Posted By CJK
The lead times for all the remaining kits have...

The lead times for all the remaining kits have doubled since I ordered my empennage kit back in late November, so the situation is getting worse rather than better at the moment. Remember that it's...
Forum: Primers 05-18-2021, 11:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,363
Posted By CJK
I used this stuff...

I used this stuff (https://www.lowes.com/pd/Garden-Zone-Actual-10-ft-x-3-ft-Gray-Steel-Welded-Wire-Rolled-Hardware-Cloth-Fencing/1000552603) from Lowes: I liked it better than the chicken wire idea...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 05-16-2021, 04:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,812
Posted By CJK
When I'm making vids, I use a VIRB Ultra 30...

When I'm making vids, I use a VIRB Ultra 30 mounted inside and a GoPro Hero9 outside. Here are the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-14-2021, 04:49 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,697
Posted By CJK
Greg, I'd be glad to assist with testing the new...

Greg, I'd be glad to assist with testing the new store. I'm still in the early stages of my build, and I tend to browse & use the current store quite often. Like some of the other folks here, I've...
Forum: Safety 05-10-2021, 07:10 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,487
Posted By CJK
I wholeheartedly agree with this, and I give...

I wholeheartedly agree with this, and I give everyone the same permission! (I think I know the thread you're referring to, and the OP's response gave me chills, because I've seen that sort of...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-08-2021, 03:53 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,767
Posted By CJK
I downloaded the "see-through" RV-14 from the...

I downloaded the "see-through" RV-14 from the Van's web site here (https://www.vansaircraft.com/downloads/#RV-14downloads). The VAF poster image is from ExperimentalAero (the DRDT-2 folks) and can be...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-07-2021, 06:00 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,767
Posted By CJK
I just spent a couple of months setting up my...

I just spent a couple of months setting up my shop, and here are a few things I did that have worked out really well now that my build is underway:

My shop isn't huge (it's barely a 2-car garage, so...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-07-2021, 02:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,839
Posted By CJK
Thumbs up Reading this, I'm grinning ear to ear: I can only...

Reading this, I'm grinning ear to ear: I can only imagine the sense of accomplishment you must have! Congratulations!!!
Forum: Southeast 05-05-2021, 01:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,050
Posted By CJK
It's the first Saturday of every month, as Sam...

It's the first Saturday of every month, as Sam said above. Here are sites where any changes to that schedule (as during the pandemic lockdowns last year) will be...
Forum: Southeast 05-04-2021, 03:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,050
Posted By CJK
I definitely plan on being there again next...

I definitely plan on being there again next month! Maybe I'll screw up my courage and go inside the fence this time ;)
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-04-2021, 10:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 994
Posted By CJK
Though not G3Xs, the aircraft I fly (Cirrus...

Though not G3Xs, the aircraft I fly (Cirrus SR20/22) have dual large panel displays -- I run ForeFlight on a 10" iPad Pro that's strapped to my inboard leg using a Pivot case (https://pivotcase.com/)...
Forum: Safety 05-04-2021, 09:30 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,962
Posted By CJK
For those with Apple devices, this page...

For those with Apple devices, this page highlights the emergency features available on devices you already own:

https://support.apple.com/safety-features

I bought the cellular version of the Apple...
Forum: COMM 05-03-2021, 03:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,003
Posted By CJK
Same switches on the T-34C and P-3C. Some pretty...

Same switches on the T-34C and P-3C. Some pretty amusing stories resulted from people pushing the switch in the wrong direction ... :D
Forum: RV-14 05-03-2021, 09:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,121
Posted By CJK
Really good info -- filed away for my (still some...

Really good info -- filed away for my (still some weeks away) aft fuse construction.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-02-2021, 12:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 464
Posted By CJK
You are clearly a kindred spirit, as everything...

You are clearly a kindred spirit, as everything I've built so far has been "over-engineered" ;) I'd take that off your hands in a minute if I lived closer, but alas, I'll have to build my own....
Forum: Southeast 05-01-2021, 10:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,050
Posted By CJK
KBGF Pancake Breakfast

Stopped by Winchester Municipal Airport (KBGF) this morning on my way to work to admire all of the beautiful RVs (and other aircraft) who'd come to Winchester for the monthly pancake breakfast. I was...
Forum: RV-14 04-30-2021, 08:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,197
Posted By CJK
Congrats on taking the leap! I did the same a few...

Congrats on taking the leap! I did the same a few months ago, and after some time spent acquiring tools, organizing my work space, and building work tables & so forth, my build is at last underway....
Forum: RV-14 04-30-2021, 04:27 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,838
Posted By CJK
For anyone considering the option of building the...

For anyone considering the option of building the wing without the standard landing lights, it's possible to order the leading edge skins without the landing light cutouts from "the list" directly...
Forum: RV-14 04-24-2021, 05:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,838
Posted By CJK
The -10's wing is longer than the -14's.

The -10's wing is longer than the -14's.
Forum: RV-14 04-23-2021, 07:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,308
Posted By CJK
Thumbs up I must admit I cheered both your takeoff and...

I must admit I cheered both your takeoff and landing when watching the videos! Such a beautiful aircraft! Congratulations!
Forum: RV-14 04-21-2021, 05:16 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,838
Posted By CJK
Hi, Kurt -- any updates on how this turned out?...

Hi, Kurt -- any updates on how this turned out? I'm about to order my SB wing kit, and I'm planning on using the ZipTips also. I'd definitely like to order my leading edge skins without the cutouts...
Forum: RV-14 04-16-2021, 04:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,506
Posted By CJK
Per this article...

Per this article (https://www.kitplanes.com/new-products-from-beringer/), cost is approximately $600 for 3 wheels. Those of us building aircraft with the proper gear configuration :D will likely pay...
Forum: RV-14 04-14-2021, 04:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,880
Posted By CJK
With the help of a (very) experienced instructor...

With the help of a (very) experienced instructor and a well-equipped shop with plenty of space, I was able to complete about 70% of the empennage for an RV-10 in a week of 10 hour days, so there's no...
Forum: RV-14 04-12-2021, 08:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,880
Posted By CJK
I am far from an experienced builder, so keep...

I am far from an experienced builder, so keep that in mind when reading my reply!

I had a lot of the same questions you posed -- here's what I did:

1. prior experience: if you've not done any metal...
Forum: RV-14 04-11-2021, 06:56 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,944
Posted By CJK
Finally underway!

https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-Drbh6v4/0/39d36943/L/i-Drbh6v4-L.jpg

FINALLY got started on the actual build yesterday afternoon! :D

Although completing a few fun (but time-consuming) projects...
Forum: RV-14 04-11-2021, 06:36 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,944
Posted By CJK
Sorry for the extremely late reply -- I've been...

Sorry for the extremely late reply -- I've been offline for a bit getting a lot of workshop projects out of the way so I could start building :o

The image on the Van's banner came from...
Forum: RV-14 04-11-2021, 06:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 740
Posted By CJK
I'm not too terribly far away by air -- I'm just...

I'm not too terribly far away by air -- I'm just north of KSRB, which is an hour east of Nashville. I've just started the empennage for my -14 after a longer-than-expected period of setting up my...
Forum: RV-14 02-08-2021, 06:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,490
Posted By CJK
This recent thread has info about the tinted...

This recent thread has info about the tinted canopy option:

https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?t=191857
Forum: RV-14 01-23-2021, 03:04 AM
Replies: 186
Views: 175,051
Posted By CJK
Thumbs up I've been debating the plain aluminum handle vs...

I've been debating the plain aluminum handle vs the red anodized version. Your photos have sold me on the red one ;)
Forum: RV-14 01-19-2021, 04:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,544
Posted By CJK
Question New builder here: I've seen a few folks recommend...

New builder here: I've seen a few folks recommend this, and it sounds wise. Is there a particular version of Boelube (paste, gel) that you recommend? Do you just leave it on the threads once you've...
Forum: RV-14 01-10-2021, 05:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,364
Posted By CJK
Thumbs up Hi, Monica! From someone who's just getting...

Hi, Monica! From someone who's just getting started on his own RV-14 build: welcome!!
Forum: RV-14 01-03-2021, 04:36 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,944
Posted By CJK
https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-n65Rdbh/0/b5cf...

https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-n65Rdbh/0/b5cfc145/XL/i-n65Rdbh-XL.jpg

It's not really an airplane factory until you have the banners/posters up, right? :D
Forum: RV-14 12-22-2020, 05:08 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,944
Posted By CJK
I currently fly out of John Tune! Great...

I currently fly out of John Tune! Great airport!



A rivet squeezer of some sort (thinking I'm going to order the Numatx, based on feedback I've read here), some rivet sets for my Sioux gun, and...
Forum: RV-14 12-20-2020, 02:24 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,944
Posted By CJK
Hi, Hisham! I'm still waiting on a few tools...

Hi, Hisham! I'm still waiting on a few tools before I can get started on the actual build -- can't wait!
Forum: RV-14 12-19-2020, 07:02 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,944
Posted By CJK
That's kind of what I figured I'd have to do --...

That's kind of what I figured I'd have to do -- thanks!!

I'm ordering a bunch of clear containers (with lids) for the small parts like rivets, nut plates, etc. Any other advice for sorting/storing...
Forum: RV-14 12-19-2020, 04:17 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,944
Posted By CJK
Question https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-8MzMTZJ/0/08ca...

https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-8MzMTZJ/0/08ca739f/XL/i-8MzMTZJ-XL.jpg

I've mostly unpacked the crate -- I still need to figure out where to store the spars and the HS and VS skins, as well as...
Forum: RV-14 12-17-2020, 05:29 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,944
Posted By CJK
Talking Early Christmas present!

https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-tjfPjmW/0/75afb7fa/XL/i-tjfPjmW-XL.jpg

https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-stkxfNz/0/a53c5dda/XL/i-stkxfNz-XL.jpg

Santa dropped off an early Christmas gift today!
Forum: RV-14 12-04-2020, 11:42 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,944
Posted By CJK
I ordered the sign to practice on, since I am...

I ordered the sign to practice on, since I am hoping the riveting skills I acquired 11 years ago in building most of the RV-10 empennage will come back relatively quickly. If I screw it up, well, I...
Forum: RV-14 12-03-2020, 09:08 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,944
Posted By CJK
Thumbs up That's awesome -- I used to live in Kingsport,...

That's awesome -- I used to live in Kingsport, btw!
Forum: RV-14 11-30-2020, 12:17 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,944
Posted By CJK
Smile Jumping In

Hello, all!

I just ordered my RV-14 empennage kit this morning, and I couldn't be more excited!

A little backstory: I started an RV-10 back in 2009, but some major life changes forced me to sell...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-02-2009, 04:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,549
Posted By CJK
AOPA ≠ AME

I don't know that the AOPA is necessarily going to be of any more help than some of the folks here on VAF who've "Been there, done that," actually. (I can tell you that from personal experience, as I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-02-2009, 10:25 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 16,048
Posted By CJK
There is a strong association of OSA with...

There is a strong association of OSA with obesity, yes. However, the long term effect of gastric bypass surgery (which is a procedure that carries a significant mortality risk) on sleep apnea is less...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-02-2009, 05:06 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,614
Posted By CJK
Thumbs up Congratulations!

Well done! Now we'll all be looking forward to seeing your checkride photos in the not-too-distant future! :D

-- Chris
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-30-2009, 05:39 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 16,048
Posted By CJK
untreated OSA = bad

Sleep apnea is basically cessation of respiration while you're asleep; it can be obstructive (usually due to laxity of the soft tissues in the posterior pharynx, such as the thickest part of the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-25-2009, 04:34 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 9,995
Posted By CJK
Red face Never Forget

me: former LCDR (MC), USNR - 4 years active duty, 4 reserve

Dad: former corporal, USA (paratrooper, 17th Airborne Division, WWII) - Bronze Star, Purple Heart in 3 years active duty in Europe
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-24-2009, 10:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,167
Posted By CJK
Cool going to ATC in June

I am scheduled to go through the RV Tail Kit Program at ATC in two weeks.

Everyone I've talked to that has been through the class has heaped praise on the instructors and the program. There's a...
Forum: Safety 05-24-2009, 11:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,149
Posted By CJK
Along with 1, 2, and 3 above, the other thing my...

Along with 1, 2, and 3 above, the other thing my CFI taught me that's forever reverberated in my head was,

"Don't try to stretch a glide..."

-- Chris
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