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Forum: RV-6/6A 08-14-2022, 02:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 340
Posted By RV7Guy
JD Air Parts

We have pedal extensions in both black and red anodized. 5 minute installation.

www.jdair.com
Forum: Fiberglass 08-11-2022, 04:59 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,270
Posted By RV7Guy
As follows

Mine turned out pretty good. I started with a Fairing Etc fairing. (My first 7 was used for the prototype for the fairing). I'll admit I like fiberglass work and find it oddly satisfying. And, the...
Forum: Fiberglass 08-11-2022, 04:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 743
Posted By RV7Guy
West Systems

Can't go wrong with West Systems. I also used some High Temp epoxy from Fiberglast when I made the plenum for my plane.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-01-2022, 01:10 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,093
Posted By RV7Guy
[QUOTE=olyolson;1623851]Thatís a broken link so...

[QUOTE=olyolson;1623851]Thatís a broken link so it doesnít look repairable. Fortunately Flyboy Accessories sells these with and without the arm. Not sure of the geometry of your existing arm vs what...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-01-2022, 01:07 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,093
Posted By RV7Guy
Sorry for the delay, been at Oshkosh with limited...

Sorry for the delay, been at Oshkosh with limited internet and email capability.

The link is repairable. Please send me an email at jdairparts@gmail.com and we'll get you set up.

The only time...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-16-2022, 06:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 736
Posted By RV7Guy
3M Fine Line

I definitely don't recommend electrical tape. Especially if you are in a warm climate. Many have used it but why chance it. 3M Fine Line is designed to handle the epoxies we used and cleaners. They...
Forum: West (and Southwest) 07-16-2022, 09:37 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,213
Posted By RV7Guy
There's is

Hi Ron,

There is a AZ RV group page on Facebook. Not real active but we could change that!!
Forum: West (and Southwest) 07-15-2022, 04:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 415
Posted By RV7Guy
Sending you a PM. There's a guy at Stellar who...

Sending you a PM. There's a guy at Stellar who can help you out. He's transitioned a few people in a multitude of AC.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-11-2022, 08:00 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,756
Posted By RV7Guy
Skybolts!!

Skybolts all the way. Fantastic product with incredible customer support. Makes cowl removal quick and easy. Used them on both 7's that I built.

On my new 7 I even used them on the wheel pants. 10...
Forum: RV-15 07-11-2022, 07:56 AM
Replies: 457
Views: 92,319
Posted By RV7Guy
Intervention!!

So, everyone up Greg's way, it's time for an intervention. A team of people need to go and grab his project. With a collective group of people Greg's 8 could be finished in no time. He deserves it!!
Forum: RV-15 07-10-2022, 06:21 PM
Replies: 457
Views: 92,319
Posted By RV7Guy
I Like It!!

I think it has nice lines. I wouldn't judge too much on the test aircraft. I'm sure there will be some refinements.

The difference between the 15 and the others in the ilk will be the ease of the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-07-2022, 09:59 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 342
Posted By RV7Guy
JD Air Charge Lead Bracket

The JD Air charge bracket is now available at the following link. This 3D printed bracket is designed to be accessible through the oil door and provide a simple, professional looking and functional...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-02-2022, 09:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 921
Posted By RV7Guy
Yes

I'll check with the guy doing the machining on the prototype. He's an airline pilot for a real job so he works this in. He was working on it a couple of weeks ago.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-01-2022, 12:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 921
Posted By RV7Guy
I will be

I will be at Oshkosh bell to bell but will not have a booth. I will have room to bring orders with me. Send me an email at jdairparts@gmail.com
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-01-2022, 08:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 921
Posted By RV7Guy
JD Air AV2022 discount

JD Air is again offering a 10% discount for AirVenture during the month of July. Effective today, utilize the code AV2022 to get 10% off your total purchase. www.jdair.com

Also, we have 2 exciting...
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-22-2022, 02:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,016
Posted By RV7Guy
JD Air Parts

Here ya go. www.jdair.com. We have dual bearing yokes for the RV and a great steering link.

Everything in stock and ready to go.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-16-2022, 09:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,319
Posted By RV7Guy
I'm as a Sponsor

Can't wait everyone. I'm in as a sponsor!!
Forum: RV-15 06-16-2022, 09:07 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 20,828
Posted By RV7Guy
Count on it!!

Van's is the greatest aviation company in the Experimental world if not all of aviation. This because it has great management. I can't wait for the 15.

You can count it begin done right. I'm...
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-14-2022, 08:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,106
Posted By RV7Guy
AMA

[QUOTE=Steve Crewdog;1614086]I think we may have similar AMA #s, when I got back into the hobby I was surprised to be able to reclaim my original number, AMA #127***.
:cheers:


My AMA number is...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 06-14-2022, 01:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,493
Posted By RV7Guy
Powder coating

Hey Capt. at some airline,

You've got to have some powder coaters in your area. Get them made and take'm in. Also, you can get a home powder coating kit. They actually work pretty good. Just make...
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-13-2022, 10:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,106
Posted By RV7Guy
Just like a real plane

Hi Don,

It's just like a real plane, you wouldn't get in a real plane without instruction. I've been instructing in RC for 50 years and the easiest and toughest people to teach are full scale...
Forum: Fiberglass 06-13-2022, 10:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,336
Posted By RV7Guy
Sika'ing the skirt

The problem with attaching later with Sika is that Sika requires space for proper adherence. I guess you could build a fillet around the end that contacts the canopy. Seems like a lot of extra work.
Forum: Fiberglass 06-13-2022, 07:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,336
Posted By RV7Guy
Canopy skirt

You mentioned the canopy skirt. Are you taking about the side skirt or the rear one? If the rear one, you really want to bond it to the canopy during the lay up.

I did mine as follows. I am a...
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-13-2022, 07:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,787
Posted By RV7Guy
Fairings-etc

Get the Fairings etc tail fairing. Fits excellent. You don't need all those fasteners as called out on the plans. I have six per side on the main fairing with a perfect fit. All the fasteners called...
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-13-2022, 06:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,106
Posted By RV7Guy
Looks good!!

Although I'm a Futaba flier, I may have to break down and buy the RV7 kit from Horizon:D

What I would like to have is a 1/4 scale or more RV7 model. That would be fun to fly.
Forum: RV-14 06-09-2022, 11:58 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 12,766
Posted By RV7Guy
Machined version

FYI, I've got a prototype being machined right now. If all works well they should be available before too long.
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 06-06-2022, 06:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,277
Posted By RV7Guy
Early is better

Of course with the cost of fuel and gasoline, I'm wondering if the attendance will be down? Last year, after having 2020 off, the attendance was off the graph. Friday was like what Sunday usually is....
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 06-01-2022, 04:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 744
Posted By RV7Guy
Dan's advice

Dan's method is great. Rivet wet for sure!! The only thing I did different is I did glass the seam between the metal and fiberglass. A little extra work but turned out okay:D
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-30-2022, 01:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,691
Posted By RV7Guy
Call if you have any questions. 480-204-0662.

Call if you have any questions. 480-204-0662.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-30-2022, 11:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,691
Posted By RV7Guy
Tinnerman's

On my second 7 I used Skybolt fasteners on the wheel pants so no issues there. What I recommend is burying Tinnerman washers into the glass and then glassing over them. This way the fastener is being...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-30-2022, 11:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 716
Posted By RV7Guy
Iffy

A neighbor had his spinner done. It has started to peel away. That was about 12 years ago. Could have been prep problems.

Just have the painter paint it and not take the chance.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-30-2022, 11:29 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,249
Posted By RV7Guy
Gary's right!!

Gary's wisdom here should be followed. Last year the first point was nearly 50 miles away. Watching FlightRadar24 we noticed planes backed up from the first point and south to Madison. It was crazy....
Forum: RV-4 05-27-2022, 12:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 685
Posted By RV7Guy
I have them

JD Air Parts has them as well. Consider getting our dual bearing yoke for you plane. Super smooth and no worries about bushing wear. In stock and I can get that out today.

I recommend servicing the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-24-2022, 08:06 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,810
Posted By RV7Guy
Turbulence

I don't think there is any place in the US that has greater turbulence than the deserts and mountains of AZ, especially between April and October. I've had measured 4G turbulence. When we travel...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-23-2022, 02:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,147
Posted By RV7Guy
Perfect tool

The Permagrit stuff is great. You can make even easier using the stone in a Dremel. Makes a very clean countersink with the higher RPM.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-20-2022, 09:29 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,739
Posted By RV7Guy
Don't get off

In the words of Dave Ramsey, "The only ones that get hurt are those who get off the roller coaster in the middle of the ride."

There will be some that will sell, no doubt and I think the market for...
Forum: Painting your RV 05-18-2022, 06:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,538
Posted By RV7Guy
Not Catalyzed

Catalyzed fillers don't shrink. Something like Stanton in the tub will shrink.

Epoxy and micro works but difficult to get that perfect feathering blend. The 416 works great for this.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-18-2022, 06:23 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,580
Posted By RV7Guy
I'm with Dan

Dan is correct. Nothing on the firewall. The reality is RV's can't really be sound proofed to any measurable degree. The 10 might be a different animal.
Forum: Painting your RV 05-17-2022, 05:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,538
Posted By RV7Guy
Use this

Most "smiley's" are pretty small. Scuff them with 320 paper, clean with alcohol. I personally use Evercoat 416 glazing compound for any small fills and finish fill. Hard yet sands like balsa wood. (I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-17-2022, 02:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,025
Posted By RV7Guy
Oil Temps

Flying in one of the hottest areas in the US has taught me a few things in nearly 2000 hours of RV time. 1) Oil temps are going to go up on climb. Reducing climb a couple of hundred FPM will lower...
Forum: RV-14 04-29-2022, 04:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,976
Posted By RV7Guy
Great stuff

I have the VPX and PPS in my 7. I mounted it on standoff's just below the battery box, right side of FW. Perfect for the wire runs to the battery, alt and starter.

200+ hours and is working...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-29-2022, 03:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,267
Posted By RV7Guy
Far out!!

I have dual OAT's for stand alone screens. I mounted one on each wing just outside of the outer inspection plate. Very accessible if needed and in clean air. Wires are in the tube with the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-29-2022, 08:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,469
Posted By RV7Guy
Do it!!!

Sika is the only way to go. No drilled holes to start cracks. Handles temperature extremes.

Consider a product call Sil-Pruf. Basically the same as Sika but easier to use. RV8 builder Ron Moring...
Forum: Fiberglass 04-26-2022, 07:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,947
Posted By RV7Guy
Plenum

I have a plenum that turned out pretty good. After getting everything in final shape, filled and sanded, I decided to put a purdy layer of carbon on it. Can't post pictures but you can see pictures...
Forum: Painting your RV 04-22-2022, 03:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 400
Posted By RV7Guy
Space Age

Hi Larry,

Have you tried Space Age paints in Mesa? They are really good at matching and can likely cross reference your paint code.
Forum: Reviews 04-21-2022, 06:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,471
Posted By RV7Guy
Get booked

Spent some time at Sun N' Fun talking to Jonathan. He said he is into 2024 now on bookings. He's working being able increase capacity but that will take some time.

Soooo, book your slot now, no...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 04-14-2022, 12:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,552
Posted By RV7Guy
Saturday if possible

I don't know how flexible you are but I'd suggest moving up to Saturday if you can. I have an interesting perspective as I fly the Bell 47's on the tours. We start flying the public on Sunday. Last...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-14-2022, 06:50 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 11,604
Posted By RV7Guy
Thanks SnF staff

Thanks to Crewdog and the entire staff at SnF. We left Sunday 4/3 with a planned stop in Louisiana. The plan was to fly to the Columbia SC are on Monday so we could attend The Masters on Wednesday,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-28-2022, 05:26 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 421
Posted By RV7Guy
JD Air Fuel Rings added

By popular demand I've added fuel rings for the RV-9 and RV-6. https://www.jdair.com/categories/Upcoming-Products/

That's the good news. The bad news is I had to raise the prices. You see, I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-24-2022, 10:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,414
Posted By RV7Guy
Fuel Rings

Due to several requests I've got fuel rings being made for the 6 and 9. Should have them next week.
Forum: RV-14 03-23-2022, 11:47 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 12,766
Posted By RV7Guy
Handle

Hi Guys,

If someone can send me the files I'll have my machinist check it out. Shouldn't be a problem. Always looking for new products. This would be a prefect addition to add to the JD Air canopy...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-23-2022, 11:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,414
Posted By RV7Guy
Material and thickness

The material is some type of Lexan or similar material that is 1.5mm thick.

I tested them with 100LL and regular gas and they show no signs of wear. As noted, Myron Nelson has had them on his 10 for...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-23-2022, 11:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,414
Posted By RV7Guy
Fuel Rings

Hi Everyone,

Thanks for the support and comments. I got several requests for rings for the RV6. They are being made now.

I will add in some for the 9.

The rings are 1.5mm thick.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-22-2022, 07:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,414
Posted By RV7Guy
JD Air Parts, new products!!

Hey Everyone, I wanted to take a few minutes and share some news on new products and improvements made to others.

Our dual bearing yoke for all tailwheel RV's has been modified slightly. Over the...
Forum: Interiors 03-16-2022, 09:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,127
Posted By RV7Guy
I made my own

I made my own on my 7. Started by taping the rail with packing tape. Back by the cross brace I used hot glue to place some foam blocks in the corner and fill a couple of step down areas. Packing tape...
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-09-2022, 05:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,489
Posted By RV7Guy
Glass work

Go for it. Decide if you're going blend them in and fill in the counter balance and stabilizer. Slightly different techniques if you're going to fill them in.

Also, the rudder and vertical fin...
Forum: RV-14 02-05-2022, 08:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 768
Posted By RV7Guy
Hi Mark, I've got Slick mags and the G3i...

Hi Mark,

I've got Slick mags and the G3i ignition system on my 7. Runs great.
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-05-2022, 08:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 833
Posted By RV7Guy
It works

I've got one on my 7 and it works great. The standard master and start relay are single points of failure too. The single point of failure idea will drive you crazy. Just build as designed and you'll...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-02-2022, 03:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,205
Posted By RV7Guy
AFS

I have AFS in my 7. (It's the cover shot and feature article in the March Kitplanes.) Great stuff and I love the split screen capabilities just not the giant stuff. When I flew medical helicopters,...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-02-2022, 08:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,205
Posted By RV7Guy
A few things

Beautiful look but there isn't much room in a 7. The console will serious limit your movement. I'm only 5'8" and I find myself stretching into the passenger area. Then there is maintenance aspect in...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-28-2022, 11:24 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,376
Posted By RV7Guy
Inserts??

Did you get the little inserts that go in the flanges? The have a hole in them for silver cleco. Makes alignment a breeze.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-23-2022, 01:51 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 37,667
Posted By RV7Guy
Works great!!

Did this on my 7. Works great. Terminated with a couple of my vent fittings from www.jdair.com.

https://www.jdair.com/categories/Fuel-Vents/

Just a tip. It takes more tubing than you realize!!
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-02-2022, 03:33 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 16,051
Posted By RV7Guy
Hi David, On my 390 I used the Vetterman 4 pipe...

Hi David,

On my 390 I used the Vetterman 4 pipe with custom isolation mounting system. Works great.

The forward mounted governor is not an issue.

The baffling kit for the 390 and the 14 is...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-20-2021, 06:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,553
Posted By RV7Guy
Agreed!!!

I don't think there is any better customer support in the avionics world than AFS. We are blessed to have great companies at our fingertips. AFS, Steinair, Approach Systems are top shelf.
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