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Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-14-2022, 12:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 384
Posted By rjm727
I did catch it early, but wish I had caught it a...

I did catch it early, but wish I had caught it a little earlier. The only other place I see they were used was attaching the doubler to the rear spare of the HS. Going to consult with Vans...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-14-2022, 10:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 384
Posted By rjm727
That is what I just read in the Standard Aircraft...

That is what I just read in the Standard Aircraft Handbook…yikes…no idea where those rivers came. We have separated all of the 470 4-4 but now have to go through all of them. I had some rivets from...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-14-2022, 10:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 384
Posted By rjm727
RIVET Question

I was squeezing rivets this morning and getting extremely frustrated because, while riveting the same parts, some were over-squeezing without an apparent reason. I drilled out, re-adjusted squeezer,...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-29-2022, 08:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 934
Posted By rjm727
I did the same. The dimples help to hold the...

I did the same. The dimples help to hold the rolled edges together. Unintended mod. Not a problem!
Forum: Florida (Central) 06-13-2022, 08:10 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 442
Posted By rjm727
Hangar Tampa Area

Got a hangar!!! Thank you to all who reached out!

Hi all! Looking for a hangar in the Tampa area. Prefer BKV or X39 but will consider all options. Please text or call Ray at 813-732-2715
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-05-2022, 11:35 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 11,936
Posted By rjm727
Proseal was not mentioned in the manual but I...

Proseal was not mentioned in the manual but I like the idea! My rudder is complete but there are other weights left to install. Thank you for the tip.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-19-2022, 09:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,771
Posted By rjm727
3M F9460PC VHB ADHESIVE TRANSFER TAPE - 1/2" X 60...

3M F9460PC VHB ADHESIVE TRANSFER TAPE - 1/2" X 60 YDS

I bought it at Uline. I think it was approx $35. It did an ok job but from what understand pro seal may give better results. I think my...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-18-2022, 08:44 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 8,855
Posted By rjm727
After speaking to Lycoming at Sun N Fun, I wish I...

After speaking to Lycoming at Sun N Fun, I wish I would have ordered and taken advantage of the lower price. They told me a Thunderbolt is likely 2 years out now. That would have worked out...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-02-2022, 02:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 650
Posted By rjm727
Video Log Started N516RL

Our build has started and we are documenting with video and website. The video can be viewed on YouTube https://youtu.be/xKfWagecmik and the website is https://www.rv14build.com. Both are in their...
Forum: Painting your RV 12-05-2021, 11:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,869
Posted By rjm727
Paint Booth from Crate Idea

I saw a post where a clever builder used his shipping crate to make a paint booth (sort of a paint table) with suction out the bottom and through a fan with filters. Perfect for priming. Anyone...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-05-2021, 11:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,701
Posted By rjm727
No, they arranged everything. I didn’t even know...

No, they arranged everything. I didn’t even know it actually shipped until I received a call from the carrier. The new status website doesn’t seem to be up to date. It still indicated crating when...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-30-2021, 05:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,701
Posted By rjm727
LOL…I did take the day off…that’s ok though, have...

LOL…I did take the day off…that’s ok though, have to do a little more prep work before it gets here. Christmas decorations invaded the “factory”…lol
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-30-2021, 12:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,701
Posted By rjm727
Emp Delivery Tomorrow!

Just got the call…Emp delivery is scheduled for tomorrow (12/01/21). Merry Christmas to me! 🎅

For reference, ordered our RV14 Emp at Sun N Fun 2021. Original projected crate date was forecast to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-03-2021, 02:01 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 11,981
Posted By rjm727
My crate date was supposed to be Aug 16th. I...

My crate date was supposed to be Aug 16th. I have spoken to Vans several times and been assured my kit was being crated. Yesterday I received a notification from the Kit Status site that advised my...
Forum: RV-14 06-23-2021, 08:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,728
Posted By rjm727
RV14 Throttle/mix/prop

Has anyone repositioned their RV14 throttle/mix/prop to either a center pedestal or sidewall application (like an RV 8)? If so, pics and any early considerations you recommend would be great.
Forum: Florida (Central) 05-12-2021, 07:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 760
Posted By rjm727
Want to meet builders near TPA

Hi,

If you are building, or have completed, an RV near the TPA area I would welcome the opportunity to meet with you. We have an RV14 on order and welcome any tips and guidance other builders...
Forum: Painting your RV 04-20-2021, 06:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 872
Posted By rjm727
Paint Design/Wrap

Is there an online, or app, folks are using to plan their paint/wrap? Has anyone on here done a full wrap? Opens up all kinds of creative opportunities but I’m concerned about the longevity of...
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-27-2010, 09:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,368
Posted By rjm727
RE: empennage kit

I thought so, thank you.
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-27-2010, 09:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,368
Posted By rjm727
RV-8 Empennage Kit

I bought a completed empennage kit today but it did not come with the vertical stab. I asked the seller and he said the VS comes with the fuselage kit??? I know that it comes with the empennage kit...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-27-2010, 06:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,320
Posted By rjm727
What to clean with?

Just purchased a previously built empennage and it has some very minor scratches and is generally dirty. I would like to clean it up. What to use and do I need to protect it with anything? Going...
Forum: Florida (Central) 02-26-2010, 02:44 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,342
Posted By rjm727
Thanks for the ride Dick Jason!!!

Dick Jason of Winter Haven was kind enough to invite Yvette and I over to see his beautiful RV8. He was even generous enough to take me for my first RV ride! What a great flying airplane! I was...
Forum: Web Site Development 02-25-2010, 11:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,575
Posted By rjm727
Want to start a website

I would like to learn about the various website development and hosting tool that builders are using. I would like to do something similar to Brad Oliver's website (www.rv7factory.com). If you have...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-25-2010, 11:14 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 12,339
Posted By rjm727
CVT From Home Depot

I used CVT (Composite Vinyl Tile) from Home Depot. It is [I]very[I] inexpensive (about .69 sq) and very durable. It is the same material used at many car showrooms and doctors offices. It is also...
Forum: Florida (Central) 02-21-2010, 09:09 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,342
Posted By rjm727
Any RV-8s in Tampa area?

I need to find someone with a RV8 in the Tampa area that is willing to let my wife and I take a look. We are trying to decide between the 7 and 8 and she would like to see if she likes the back seat...
Forum: Florida (Central) 12-04-2009, 05:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,939
Posted By rjm727
Hi Smokey, I had not seen the HR2 conversion...

Hi Smokey,

I had not seen the HR2 conversion before. I just looked at the website and it certainly is impressive. Is the HR3 for the RV8? What airport are you based at?

Ray
Forum: Florida (Central) 12-02-2009, 06:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,939
Posted By rjm727
RV-7 vs RV-8

Well, we thought we were decided on the RV7 but now are having second thoughts about the RV8. We had planned to go to Vans the week of the 10th to see the factory and test fly, however, Vans cannot...
Forum: Florida (South) 11-09-2009, 10:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,721
Posted By rjm727
Tampa area RVers

Hi Carl,

Glad you got in touch with me. I have seen your name as a local builder and wanted to contact you. I have met one other builder at our airport. I was wondering if there was a local group...
Forum: Florida (South) 11-09-2009, 07:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,721
Posted By rjm727
Hangar for rent in TPA area

Hi,

I have a large t-hangar at Tampa North (X31) that I only keep a boat in. If anyone is need of hangar space in the area email me. I would really like to find another RV to share with so we can...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-05-2009, 10:00 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 10,688
Posted By rjm727
PPG DP48LF

I am planning on using the PPG DP48LF....anyone have any experience with this primer?

Ray
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-23-2009, 10:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,464
Posted By rjm727
Thanks for all of the responses!!!

I really appreciate all of the feedback and insight. I went with a 60 gal, 240VAC, 12 CFM upright from HF. The price ($285 w/ shipping) was too good to pass up. I already have the 220 in my...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-23-2009, 06:08 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,464
Posted By rjm727
Thanks Frank. I love HF but was not sure about...

Thanks Frank. I love HF but was not sure about something a task intensive as a compressor. The one I was looking at is a 60 gal, 12 CFM, 240V...maybe more than I need but I can run an HVLP gun...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-23-2009, 06:06 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,464
Posted By rjm727
Thanks for the reply and the Welcome Greg! ...

Thanks for the reply and the Welcome Greg! DeWalt does have a great brand; I have lots of their woodworking tools. I will check it out.

Ray
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-22-2009, 08:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,464
Posted By rjm727
Question Air Compressor Recommendations for New Guy

Please post your recommendations for air compressors. I am just starting and having a difficult time choosing the right one. Single stage or two stage? CFM recommendations? Etc... I am leaning...
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