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Forum: Fiberglass 03-27-2021, 11:46 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 368
Posted By kjowen
New (for me) Fiberglass Tool

So I'm finished with my empenage even the fiberglass work and while waiting on my wing order to arrive.... sometime during the Biden administration, I hope.... What to do in the workshop? Can't watch...
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-16-2021, 09:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,652
Posted By kjowen
Rudder fiberglass fit?

I have been tinkering with this step now for about 4 months...
I have seen the beautiful work on many -8's in this area and I am just trying to get mine to the point that it has no gaps...
Please...
Forum: Fiberglass 11-09-2020, 11:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,129
Posted By kjowen
Fiberglass Rudder Fit Help (R-411)

Guys,
Instead of waiting until the end to do all fiberglass, I thought I would get some experience by finishing the empennage kit completely. My issue is the fit of the rudder boot specifically...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-02-2020, 07:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,338
Posted By kjowen
Thanks, I've also ordered a new plate. I was...

Thanks,
I've also ordered a new plate.
I was planning on shifting the brackets as well.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-01-2020, 03:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,338
Posted By kjowen
Electric Trim Assembly - Misalignment?

I promise I really try to follow the directions....
1 3/8" from OUTBOARD EDGE OF "cover plate" to INBOARD EDGE (i.e. inside flange lip) of Z bracket? Why doesn't the servo arm line up center of the...
Forum: Fiberglass 08-24-2020, 07:25 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,446
Posted By kjowen
Elevator Tips and Covering the Lead

Whoo hoo! RV-8 empennage finished except for fiberglass... (and balancing and paint and ....) a few questions on the next steps...

1) filling the gap between the tips and the aluminum structure...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-11-2020, 11:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,404
Posted By kjowen
Thanks, No I am the original owner / builder of...

Thanks, No I am the original owner / builder of this kit.
It was purchased directly from Van's.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-09-2020, 06:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,404
Posted By kjowen
Thanks guys, except for the drawing, there was no...

Thanks guys, except for the drawing, there was no mention of trimming the skin, so I was second guessing the need to trim... But, your feedback was right on the money... it needs about 1" of skin...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-09-2020, 01:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,404
Posted By kjowen
Fitting Elevator on HS for 1st time....

Almost finished with empennage kit.
I am at the point of fitting the right Elevator on the HS.
Attaching the assembly with bolts the counter weight ends up almost 1" inside the HS skin.
Directions...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-18-2020, 10:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,059
Posted By kjowen
Counter Sinking w/o a Micro-stop

In several areas while working on my -8 empennage the plans call for counter sinking spars inside the flanges. Some of the holes called out are a nonissue since they are away from the sides, but some...
Forum: RV-10 09-29-2019, 02:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,408
Posted By kjowen
I have almost 250 hours in my -10. I feel the rub...

I have almost 250 hours in my -10.
I feel the rub is that I sat out of the game almost 15 months on the sideline.
They want some experience in the cockpit for my 1st 2 hours back in the saddle.
I...
Forum: RV-10 09-28-2019, 12:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,408
Posted By kjowen
Yea, I had to read it a few times.... the 1st...

Yea, I had to read it a few times.... the 1st para says CFI and they add the Inst in the 2nd .... strange, but that?s how I was reading it....
Forum: RV-10 09-28-2019, 11:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,408
Posted By kjowen
Thanks Dan, We have gone back and forth a few...

Thanks Dan,
We have gone back and forth a few times, but Vic is slammed. His schedule is really full. I thought I would see if there may be someone that could fly sooner.
Forum: RV-10 09-28-2019, 11:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,408
Posted By kjowen
Looking for a CFII in SE with 50hrs RV-10?

Trying to get back in the air after some medical issues - Airport this morning to sit in my AC and get reaquainted with my checklist/panel/etc... also actually read my renewed insurance policy this...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-03-2019, 12:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,620
Posted By kjowen
Had same issue with Garmin Data base several years ago.....

I use a GTN-750 and have for several years... during a routine update several years ago, I found many small airports, for example Mallards Landing (GA04) dropped off. I had even saved them as a...
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-21-2019, 12:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,313
Posted By kjowen
Thanks Dan!

I was concerned about wrapping the glass around the outside of E-612 fiberglass part. I didn't know if it would smooth out with sanding.

...also

How far would you glass over the E-713 counter...
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-21-2019, 12:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,313
Posted By kjowen
Oh, Wow!

Awesome! I understand now!
Great tip!
Thank you!
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-20-2019, 07:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,313
Posted By kjowen
Nutplates?

Can you elaborate?
Forum: RV-14 03-15-2019, 06:04 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 9,192
Posted By kjowen
Personally, I never finished my -14. I found a...

Personally, I never finished my -14.
I found a -10 that I couldn't pass up and bought in on the spot.
(then I had to go home and tell the wife, ugg!)
But, I digress.....
One thing I would add to the...
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-14-2019, 10:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,313
Posted By kjowen
Sorry... used the wrong term...

Micro balloons is what I meant since this area is non-structural and is just for filling and smoothing the surface. thanks!
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-14-2019, 10:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,313
Posted By kjowen
Suggestions to finish this off?

RV-8, Right Elevator.
I am fitting everything prior to final assembly of the component.
I still need a little more sanding on the E-612 fiberglass tip as it sits proud of the weight.
Just wondering...
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-23-2019, 09:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,930
Posted By kjowen
Do I cut the countersink cage to fit?

Guys,
I am working on -8 empanage / elevator.
I am to the point of countersinking the spar in 4x to attach the E-709 rib.
Call out requires countersinking as elevator horn fits over spar and must sit...
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-30-2018, 07:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,004
Posted By kjowen
Awesome Jesse! Thank you!

IMHO, you hit the nail right on the head, at least for me.
Your comments are very encouraging to a 1st time builder - mostly going about this alone. (Although as mentioned in the previous post -- a...
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-05-2018, 09:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,004
Posted By kjowen
Thanks guys!

1) I did use a 1" diameter pipe to roll the leading edge, but reworked it several times because I was not happy with the result. I ended up rolling it in sections instead of along the whole length....
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-04-2018, 12:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,004
Posted By kjowen
RV-8 Rudder Build Critique ?

Guys,
I continue to finish empennage components. I gotta a few concerns about my workmanship. Take a look and let me know if there are any issues. Thank you.

1) Rudder bend - It's not pretty, but...
Forum: Safety 04-26-2018, 08:24 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 15,840
Posted By kjowen
3rd Class Medical vs Basic Med

I don't know if this is the right place, but I am going to post to see if anyone has an opinion:
By end of July I am due for my medical.
Physically I have zero issues, (mentally...well that's...
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-26-2018, 08:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,435
Posted By kjowen
I rest my case

https://preview.ibb.co/hTUjdc/DSCN0271.jpg (https://ibb.co/diz6rx)
Forum: Primers 02-21-2018, 06:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,370
Posted By kjowen
Primer Critique please

Just starting back on a new build after much time.
I am priming the 1st parts of the empennage with some concerning results.
It is amazing how much you forget when you don't do something on a routine...
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-29-2018, 12:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,203
Posted By kjowen
I think your assumption is correct. I just...

I think your assumption is correct.
I just started this two weeks ago, so I am a little ahead of the point you reference.
The rear view DWG-3 does show 412-PP in position 10 & 11.
The manual does not...
Forum: RV-10 09-19-2017, 09:10 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,919
Posted By kjowen
The local airport Detail Guy turned me on to these products

For bugs: the post flight does a great job and puts down a coat of wax - you can use it on skins or windshields. Gave all my unused Pledge back to my wife.:eek:

For the underbelly: The soot master...
Forum: RV-10 04-20-2016, 06:59 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 21,447
Posted By kjowen
Email:

Thanks for forwarding:

kenjowen@comcast.net
Forum: Primers 04-15-2016, 07:34 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 8,876
Posted By kjowen
3M PPS Accuspray System

When I was priming during my -14 wing build I tried several methods.
1st thing I would say is to prep the material well - it must be clean, clean, clean.
Acetone, soctch-bright pad, Prekote,...
Forum: Safety 03-15-2016, 02:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,981
Posted By kjowen
KFFC - Falcon Field BBQ Lunch Departure Anxiety

Last year about this time, I visited KFFC for the very 1st time for a BBQ luncheon they were hosting. As you probably know, there are several RV's based on the field and on this particular Saturday...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-27-2015, 09:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,989
Posted By kjowen
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-22-2015, 02:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,014
Posted By kjowen
Respect the -8 IMHO and you will absolutely fall in love.

Alan,
I purchased my -8 with about 200 hours under my belt too and NO tailwheel time/endorsement. I could't even fly in home (thanks to Dan H).
It sat in my hangar 60 days while I got my tail wheel...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-16-2015, 07:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 826
Posted By kjowen
Try Destin Jet...

They usually can tuck my RV-10 in a hanger for several days at a time when we are there. They are a nice group of people and will take good care of your plane.
As far as finding a hanger in KDTS, you...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 06-08-2015, 06:47 PM
Replies: 789
Views: 559,289
Posted By kjowen
http://i838.photobucket.com/albums/zz310/kjowen195...

http://i838.photobucket.com/albums/zz310/kjowen1959/5a9ba561a791fe7e60e8efa9cc386300.jpg
Forum: Painting your RV 06-06-2015, 06:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,743
Posted By kjowen
I will get you a copy of the paint codes today....

I just found an old copy of the paint codes in a box in the basement this week!
As soon as I find it again, I'll get it to you.... Although my -8 was grey/white with a blue stripe. All PPG.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 06-04-2015, 04:51 AM
Replies: 789
Views: 559,289
Posted By kjowen
Sold but not fogotten

http://i838.photobucket.com/albums/zz310/kjowen1959/N297DW/N297DW.jpg (http://s838.photobucket.com/user/kjowen1959/media/N297DW/N297DW.jpg.html)
Forum: Southeast 05-06-2015, 10:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,354
Posted By kjowen
You might want to check Canton / Cherokee Co. KCNI

20 min drive from Alpharetta up hwy 140 then 575??
Jimmy or Keena usually can find space for you. This issue is the tail dragger, most common hangars don't want to fool with a tail dragger since they...
Forum: RV-10 04-30-2015, 03:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,425
Posted By kjowen
I'm in Canton, KCNI

I'll be glad to meet you and show you my -10.
Also at KLZU I think Bill Thomason still keeps his -10 there, and it is another fine example. Just let me know.....
My wife felt the same with me in my...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-25-2015, 06:20 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 16,835
Posted By kjowen
Scheduling conflicts that could not be avoided.....

But, I'm with you guys in spirit and checking in every few hours.....
It's wet up here in Destin today:(
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-09-2015, 01:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,905
Posted By kjowen
Good to know...

I talked to Vans several weeks ago about the quick build option. Per Vans most people go with QB nowadays. That's the way I would probably do my build, the TWTT programs seem nice on the surface, but...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-09-2015, 09:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,905
Posted By kjowen
Factory Assisted Build Programs?

Being new to the sport, I just found out by reading the Feb. Sport Aviation that Lancair also has a factory builder assisted program. I was aware of the TWTT program for the sportsman for some time,...
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-06-2015, 01:40 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 12,255
Posted By kjowen
Very Very Nice!

I know you are very proud of her....
I can't wait to hear more about your power plant and performance....
Forum: Aircraft Camping 02-02-2015, 11:56 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,752
Posted By kjowen
What's the minimum camping equip/supplies you take with you when you camp?

I've been thinking about flying in and camping at Oshkosh this year for the 1st time now that I have the -10. I haven't camped since we took a three day canoe trip down the New river in college, so...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 12-05-2014, 09:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,892
Posted By kjowen
Great Pictures, Guys!

You all seem to stay in the air with that -10! No wonder we can never catch you at KRYY. We want to come over one day to see you in our -10.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 11-11-2014, 06:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,434
Posted By kjowen
Got it! Close to Pinehurst!

http://i838.photobucket.com/albums/zz310/kjowen1959/124281f7cfb0fd74e80704e6bea83402.jpg
Forum: Trip Write-ups 11-11-2014, 06:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,434
Posted By kjowen
Thanks! I'll try it out.....

Gotta have red vinegar slaw and hush puppies?
Forum: Trip Write-ups 11-11-2014, 06:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,434
Posted By kjowen
-10 at KINT this weekend......

What's the Airport Code for G. McConell?
Always ready to try another NC BBQ establishment.

Guys in Atlanta don't understand why I have to go so far for BBQ. I tell them; " you can get good BBQ...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 11-11-2014, 05:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,434
Posted By kjowen
Loving the -10.....

I get so many comments on the -10.
It's a great example of the model, and Tim really cared for her well - it really shows ---- I feel bad, I need to go clean the bugs off, but I try to fly every...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 11-11-2014, 05:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,434
Posted By kjowen
Exactly!

Tried to get the same shot but they were re-paving the ramp. Going to have to go back when it's done.....
Yea, I'll see you soon.......:D
Forum: Trip Write-ups 11-10-2014, 07:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,434
Posted By kjowen
BBQ-1, A quick run for some NC BBQ

Last Sunday, while having to fly off some time solo for the insurance company in the new -10, I needed to come up with somewhere to go. After a quick stop in western NC, then over the hills to N....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-20-2014, 02:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,923
Posted By kjowen
Spent Weekend in Asheville?.

Just starting to turn from what we could tell. We were shopping for real estate so we took the convertible instead of RV. I expect it will approach peak within the next 10 days. It was a great...
Forum: RV-14 10-01-2014, 08:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 6,346
Posted By kjowen
Would you post a few pictures showing some of the more difficult areas?

Tom,
I've been ready to start my tanks now for about 6 weeks, but reading some of the horror stories, I just about decided to hire it out. After seeing your post, I'm now thinking there maybe hope...
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-02-2014, 06:22 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,153
Posted By kjowen
Wow! That was fast....

I didn't think you were that far along when I was down end of July.
Congrats, Vic.
Forum: RV-14 08-13-2014, 06:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,386
Posted By kjowen
Working on my wing in Woodstock

I'm north east of Atlanta.
Still working on my 1st part of the kit(wings).
Would be glad to help any way I can.
Congrats on talking the plunge.
I hope you enjoy the build as much as I do.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-12-2014, 09:56 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 11,677
Posted By kjowen
Great Video!

For someone who has never flown to Oshkosh, the Notam arrival comes to life with your clip. Thanks! Makes me feel like maybe I can fly there myself next year!:)
p.s. No GoPro for me -- Love the...
Forum: Tools 08-08-2014, 06:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 13,983
Posted By kjowen
I learned the hard way.... Only to the top of the piston cylinder

I put way way too much oil in mine when I fist got it. Went back and read the instructions, a 2nd and 3rd time and realized it's just to the top of piston cylinder to push all the air out of the...
Forum: RV-14 07-21-2014, 06:54 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 12,843
Posted By kjowen
What do you make of this?

I am preparing to install the L-out board leading edge assembly as in Step #2, P. 15-08 (Rev. 0).
I have them cleco?ed together but top skin edges seem to over lap in some areas. At the very least,...
Forum: Primers 06-08-2014, 04:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,628
Posted By kjowen
Question Priming Interior Wing Skins - Procedural Question

Guys,
I'm getting ready to prime all the parts for my front wing section -- the ones with the landing light cut out. I've removed the blue skin off the inside completely and strips of blue plastic...
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-01-2014, 06:51 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 8,765
Posted By kjowen
ADSB-out also requires WAAS - pretty sure.

+1,
Additionally, I've been told not only does the GPS have to be cert, but also WAAS.
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-01-2014, 06:24 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 8,765
Posted By kjowen
Thanks John!

I use this one too.
You'll get a kick outa this, several weeks ago I flew into Macon TRSA for the 1st time VFR. Departing VFR, the tower spit out my clearance IFR style! C-R-A-F-T! I had no idea it...
Forum: RV-14 06-01-2014, 06:11 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,954
Posted By kjowen
Don't remember seeing this on mine...

Tom,
I'm about at the same place on my wings as your are.
I've taken mine apart for primining this week, so I can't go take a look downstairs to look at the fit. I don't recall having any gap...
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