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Forum: Northeast 01-15-2022, 09:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 732
Posted By jamcgee1978
Thanks Vlad will give them a call

Thanks Vlad will give them a call
Forum: Northeast 01-13-2022, 03:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 732
Posted By jamcgee1978
GA friendly airfield in New York area

Afternoon chaps,

So we will be taking the kids to Oshkosh this summer, bags packed plan was to show the kids NYC before flying onto O Hare collecting the RV and then driving upto Oshkosh arriving...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 09-08-2021, 02:30 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,940
Posted By jamcgee1978
Cheers guys, have given us loads to think about....

Cheers guys, have given us loads to think about. Much appreciated .
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 09-07-2021, 10:41 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,940
Posted By jamcgee1978
Thanks for all the responses were just trying to...

Thanks for all the responses were just trying to put plans in place at moment , so I gather now that early on is a proper aviator flyin and then from say mid week itís a full blown air show with all...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 09-06-2021, 02:34 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,940
Posted By jamcgee1978
Thanks weíll be driving in probably an RV

Thanks weíll be driving in probably an RV
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 09-06-2021, 01:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,940
Posted By jamcgee1978
Question Oshkosh 2022

Iím over the pond in that there Scotlandia , currently booking leave for my first Oshkosh next year in 2022. Now I can either arrive at the beginning of the week or before 23/24th but would have to...
Forum: RV-10 09-06-2021, 04:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,405
Posted By jamcgee1978
Haha Krea ! Visited the distillery this summer...

Haha Krea ! Visited the distillery this summer whilst camping at Berwick . Yup both lines run to the probe. Decided to plumb the OAT In the fuse at the back under the fairing as others have done ,...
Forum: RV-10 09-05-2021, 08:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,405
Posted By jamcgee1978
Thanks for the response, Stall Warner taken care...

Thanks for the response,

Stall Warner taken care of with AOA on the dynon , but hadnít considered the oat probe and nav antenna. Over here most vors are being decommissioned but always good to have...
Forum: RV-10 09-03-2021, 05:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,405
Posted By jamcgee1978
Closing Bottom Wing Skin

Morning folks,

So i have installed the following :

Left Wing:
1. Wiring for flyleds via conduit with extra wire and string for future upgrades.
2. Installed heated pitot and wired back via conduit...
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-01-2021, 12:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,471
Posted By jamcgee1978
Cheers Walt, so this is how we marry to different...

Cheers Walt, so this is how we marry to different gauge wires with a connector , you canít see me knocking head against wood right now (basil fawlty style)
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-01-2021, 12:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,471
Posted By jamcgee1978
Thanks Trent I saw these on stein vids this...

Thanks Trent I saw these on stein vids this morning .
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-01-2021, 12:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,471
Posted By jamcgee1978
Thanks guys

Thanks guys
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-31-2021, 07:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,471
Posted By jamcgee1978
Connector for joining pitot heater to 12awg

Morning all,

Struggling a bit in determining a good quality connector/method to join the 18awg dynon wires from the heater unit into the 2 x 12AWG and 1 x 22AWG Iíve installed in the wing conduit...
Forum: RV-10 01-15-2021, 01:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,000
Posted By jamcgee1978
Yup this is only the right wing so far guys, in...

Yup this is only the right wing so far guys,

in the left Iím installing the dynon heated AOA, Aileron trim and will be running the wires for that next week.

So in the RIGHT wing only:

óThe...
Forum: RV-10 01-14-2021, 12:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,000
Posted By jamcgee1978
Wiring in the wings

So Iíve just pulled my wiring thru on the right wing :

Dynon roll servo harness

1 shielded 22awg & 2 x 18awg unshielded for the works flyleds lighting

An extra 18awg cable and extra string for...
Forum: RV-10 01-14-2021, 12:10 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 11,801
Posted By jamcgee1978
Iím going with Ďthe worksí package from flyleds...

Iím going with Ďthe worksí package from flyleds for my 10, Pauls service in his quick replies to any question sent has been incredible
Forum: RV-10 01-06-2021, 02:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,801
Posted By jamcgee1978
Thanks Paul and ray for the replies i ve got a...

Thanks Paul and ray for the replies i ve got a clearer picture what needs to be fed through the wings now.
Forum: RV-10 01-04-2021, 10:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,801
Posted By jamcgee1978
Wiring for The Works by FLYLEDs

Afternoon all,

Iím in the process of ordering the wiring to run through the wings prior to close up for the flyleds , Im guessing 18AWG shielded is the standard ? Also exactly what wiring needs to...
Forum: RV-10 08-27-2020, 03:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,681
Posted By jamcgee1978
Thanks for the info guys managed to source a...

Thanks for the info guys managed to source a ratchet box wrench from the club so will crack on installing on Friday. I filled both tanks with avgas after pressure test despite it being timely...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-27-2020, 09:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,397
Posted By jamcgee1978
Which anti corrosion grease ?

About to install the tanks on the -10 just wondered what anti corrosion grease to use on the screws (copper grease ok)I helped pull the tanks off the bulldog and it took 10 mins each screw due to...
Forum: RV-10 08-26-2020, 12:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,681
Posted By jamcgee1978
Thanks guys cracking on this week

Thanks guys cracking on this week
Forum: RV-10 08-24-2020, 09:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,681
Posted By jamcgee1978
Attaching the Fuel Tank onto spar

Will be installing this week is there a tried and tested method or just blood sweat and tears, 2 person job?

Thanks
Forum: RV-10 08-05-2020, 05:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,508
Posted By jamcgee1978
Thanks for your replies. So would i use the...

Thanks for your replies.

So would i use the permatex for all connections moving forward expect firewall forward ? Or is it worth purchasing the locative as well for different jobs

Cheers
James
Forum: RV-10 08-04-2020, 09:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,508
Posted By jamcgee1978
Installing Fuel Drains and other connections - which sealant

I have purchased Permatex 80632 Thread Sealant in order to finally install the fuel drains, is this the correct product?

Moving forward i understand never to use Teflon tape to seal connections...
Forum: RV-10 08-02-2020, 01:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,166
Posted By jamcgee1978
Richard where are you based ?

Richard where are you based ?
Forum: RV-10 08-02-2020, 01:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,166
Posted By jamcgee1978
Think i believe I’ve found the culprit, the wings...

Think i believe I’ve found the culprit, the wings are currently clamped on my workbench at the inboard end (standard EAA bench) hence 2/3 of the spar is unsupported causing it to lean exactly at the...
Forum: RV-10 08-01-2020, 10:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,166
Posted By jamcgee1978
Trailing edges of the flap and aileron

Afternoon all,

Having just completed the flap have temporarily hung onto the spar and noticed that the flap and aileron trailing edges don’t meet together. Is this normal on the 10 , could someone...
Forum: RV-10 03-16-2020, 02:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 814
Posted By jamcgee1978
Actions before closing the tanks

Greetings from across the pond !
So after a successful leak free water test on both tanks apart from giving them a good clean is there any outstanding things i maybe am not thinking off that need...
Forum: RV-10 09-16-2019, 12:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 890
Posted By jamcgee1978
J channel edge lift

Riveting the leading edges have noticed as I?m setting the rivet they are having a tendency to bend ever so slightly the j channel causing a lift of the edges from the skin. Although the rivets have...
Forum: RV-10 07-09-2019, 01:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,060
Posted By jamcgee1978
Thanks for the replies guys i understand the...

Thanks for the replies guys i understand the leading edge cut is easier whilst off so ill go ahead and start to think about lighting and leave the bottom skin off until ready to install the AoA & A/P...
Forum: RV-10 07-08-2019, 02:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,060
Posted By jamcgee1978
Wing lighting/AOA/Autopilot - when needed

Afternoon guys,

So were just finishing off the top wing skins about to start the leading edges. I read ahead tonight in the manual to see it mention AoA indicator / AP servos /lighting, Ive planned...
Forum: RV-10 02-04-2019, 11:57 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 819
Posted By jamcgee1978
Wiring hole location in ribs

Hi all from a chilly scotland,

So the time has come to enlarge holes for the wire run for the lights & pitot lines. As the ribs come with 2 pre-punched holes my plan was to:
1) enlarge hole furthest...
Forum: Tools 10-31-2018, 04:19 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 798
Posted By jamcgee1978
Floor standing drill press

About to start the wings on my -10, so far my bench drill press has been great but unfortunately i cant use it on my spars because of the lack of height between chuck and bottom stand,

have most...
Forum: RV-10 09-23-2018, 01:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,742
Posted By jamcgee1978
Thanks Bob i had a wee look at the straps today...

Thanks Bob i had a wee look at the straps today and I’m confident there should be no warping but ill check with my inspector for clarification.
Forum: RV-10 09-23-2018, 01:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,742
Posted By jamcgee1978
Randy thats a cracking idea for storage of the...

Randy thats a cracking idea for storage of the feathers !
Forum: RV-10 09-22-2018, 02:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 920
Posted By jamcgee1978
Thank you Ethan & Pascal for getting back after...

Thank you Ethan & Pascal for getting back after having just done the wings inventory a motivational RV10 visit and vacation is just the thing needed ;).

Look forward to meeting more 10 builders ,...
Forum: RV-10 09-21-2018, 10:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,742
Posted By jamcgee1978
Thanks for all the help , managed to store the...

Thanks for all the help , managed to store the other day and inventory the wings i have room again!!!

https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-3Tcgzj5/0/80e41838/M/i-3Tcgzj5-M.jpg...
Forum: RV-10 09-21-2018, 09:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 920
Posted By jamcgee1978
10 builder California visit

Afternoon chaps,

Im currently building a -10 here in there that bonnie Scotland across the pond...
Forum: My RV Build Project 09-09-2018, 01:44 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 14,965
Posted By jamcgee1978
Thats incredible Gil thanks for sharing! I’ll...

Thats incredible Gil thanks for sharing! I’ll always remember that first flight in a chipmunk and the parachute which made it incredibly hard to walk upright!
Forum: RV-10 09-08-2018, 12:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,742
Posted By jamcgee1978
Haha love it tom great idea!!!!

Haha love it tom great idea!!!!
Forum: RV-10 09-08-2018, 12:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,742
Posted By jamcgee1978
Thanks Brad thats awesome have found on ebay!

Thanks Brad thats awesome have found on ebay!
Forum: RV-10 09-08-2018, 09:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,742
Posted By jamcgee1978
Question Storing the tailcone

As wings arrive next friday my thoughts turn to storing the tail in the shop as space is key (20ftx20ft) in order to accept wings, inventory, storage and then building the wing cradle. How have...
Forum: My RV Build Project 09-08-2018, 09:24 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 14,965
Posted By jamcgee1978
Cheers Brian, keep up the build blog mate its an...

Cheers Brian, keep up the build blog mate its an inspiration to see how well your doing. Im currently renovating the shop and putting in insulation, how did you about storing the tail my thoughts so...
Forum: My RV Build Project 09-08-2018, 09:21 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 14,965
Posted By jamcgee1978
Cheers Gil .......grew up around runcorn/widnes,...

Cheers Gil .......grew up around runcorn/widnes, family from Bootle, Crosby. Memories of sitting in the back of a chipmunk at RAF Woodvale as a 13yr old got me hooked!
Forum: My RV Build Project 09-08-2018, 09:19 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 14,965
Posted By jamcgee1978
Absolutely Bryan ! More than welcome. Planning on...

Absolutely Bryan ! More than welcome. Planning on taking the kids to Normandy next year for the event if i can put the rivet gun down and find a caravan.
Forum: RV-10 08-26-2018, 07:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,322
Posted By jamcgee1978
Thanks guys for all the responses: Ron: yep I...

Thanks guys for all the responses:

Ron: yep I purchased this for the elevators last year..only used it for one day so im glad I get to use again....thanks
Chuck: all tools in the shop I appreciate...
Forum: RV-10 08-26-2018, 05:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,322
Posted By jamcgee1978
Wing Kit tools

With the emp complete and wings just arrived in the U.K, i wanted to ask if there are any tools required above and beyond my current stock needed to complete the emp. We have an upcoming trip to...
Forum: My RV Build Project 08-26-2018, 05:04 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 14,965
Posted By jamcgee1978
Nessies tail is complete!

Well after 17months and raising 2 kids under 2 i finished the empennage 2 days before my 40th birthday in time to show friends and family what the tail feathers actually were! As i write this the...
Forum: RV-10 07-24-2018, 12:51 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 986
Posted By jamcgee1978
Elevator travel 11-6 step 6

Afternoon all,

Wondered if you could offer advice,

I have mounted the elevators but my travel is 26° up and 30° down . My worry is if I file away the F1012D to gain the extra 4° it may be enough...
Forum: RV-10 05-18-2018, 12:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,910
Posted By jamcgee1978
Yaw Damper vs Rudder trim

Quick question,

Although way down the line of the build I had considered Aerosport Rudder trim spring bias system, is there still a need for a yaw damper in the -10 i plan on going with a Dynon...
Forum: RV-10 05-18-2018, 12:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,807
Posted By jamcgee1978
Dynon AHRS Location

Afternoon all,

As the emp is rapidly coming to the end and the wings are on order i had intentionally left rivets out on the forward bottom skin to accept the Vans supplied AHRS Mount, however i can...
Forum: RV-10 04-12-2018, 05:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,020
Posted By jamcgee1978
Hi Huzi Welcome to VAF , im a -10 builder coming...

Hi Huzi
Welcome to VAF , im a -10 builder coming toward the end of the emp this spring and what a year its been for learning. Now in regards your questions and this is just my opinion:

1) TOOLS: Do...
Forum: Tools 03-25-2018, 10:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,043
Posted By jamcgee1978
Thanks guys ill give them both a shot

Thanks guys ill give them both a shot
Forum: RV-10 03-24-2018, 07:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,611
Posted By jamcgee1978
Congrats guys this is a truly great moment when...

Congrats guys this is a truly great moment when your first crate arrives, now the fun really starts. As others have said, my 2 pence worth;

1) Inventory everything and inspect for damage (look at...
Forum: Tools 03-24-2018, 06:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,043
Posted By jamcgee1978
Squeezer issue

Has anybody any advice regarding a slow recoil on the squeezer, 90psi no leaks thanks in advance chaps and have a great weekend spring has arrived here in scotland

https://youtu.be/qY2g6W5ig3o
Forum: RV-10 12-15-2017, 03:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,406
Posted By jamcgee1978
Talking Thanks Patrick, It was the 2 holes I was...

Thanks Patrick,

It was the 2 holes I was concerned with dimpling further down the line that involve the counterbalance skin, elevator skin for fairing attachment further down the plans . I called...
Forum: RV-10 12-09-2017, 03:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,406
Posted By jamcgee1978
Elevator - Riveting tip ribs

So i’m Finally reaching the point at which to close up the elevators on pg 9-14 step 6 whereby the plans ask me to perform the following:

1) Rivet the top skin to flange of front spar
2) Rivet skin...
Forum: RV-10 11-28-2017, 06:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,210
Posted By jamcgee1978
Talking Thanks for the response guys, well we sure nailed...

Thanks for the response guys, well we sure nailed it today in sunny Symington, Ayrshire and realised going forward a 2 man operation produces outstanding results. I?m building a -10 & Barry in...
Forum: RV-10 11-27-2017, 03:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,210
Posted By jamcgee1978
Question H Stab riveting advice

Afternoon all,
So my friend and I are going to rivet the H Stab tomorrow starting with the front spar and then onto the ribs as per plans. How would you advise riveting such a long piece like the...
Forum: RV-10 05-31-2017, 05:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,265
Posted By jamcgee1978
Thanks Dave and Todd for your replies, As my V...

Thanks Dave and Todd for your replies,

As my V stab is complete I'll opt for the Nav to be on the tailcone. This has given me a good start to the planning stage for the equipment to be installed....
Forum: RV-10 05-30-2017, 07:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,265
Posted By jamcgee1978
Thoughts before skin rivet?

So I have been so focused on starting my -10 project I pushed thoughts of the Interior & Panel design to the side thinking I wouldn't have to think about that for a year or two. Mmmm well 4 months in...
Forum: Tools 03-10-2017, 09:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,058
Posted By jamcgee1978
Thanks for the help guys, all points noted. I...

Thanks for the help guys, all points noted. I used a set of cleavelands spring backs today and the dimple sat snug in the countersink first off! Im now replacing both dies with cleaveland products to...
Forum: Tools 03-03-2017, 10:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,058
Posted By jamcgee1978
Thanks Robert and Charlie for your help, will...

Thanks Robert and Charlie for your help, will certainly make a set of gauges and i checked out the cleaveland you tube vid also regarding dimpling,
James
Forum: Tools 03-03-2017, 01:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,058
Posted By jamcgee1978
Thanks for your responses, v much appreciated i...

Thanks for your responses, v much appreciated

i understand now what is happening im off to check if the corners are rounded on the dimple, i will try another test piece today and increase the force...
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