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Forum: RV General Discussion/News Today, 10:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 400
Posted By wirejock
Treating corrosion

Stop and ask Vans.
Build on or scrap?
How to remove?
How to treat it?
That spar cap is probably the most important part and most expensive. Hold off with the sander till you hear from Vans.
I wish...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques Yesterday, 04:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 705
Posted By wirejock
Carbon

Excellent timing!
I am right in the middle of the process and ordered a 20 piece kit to do the cowl split.
My notes are on my blog. They are edited as I go so be careful.
Dan's carbon suggestion will...
Forum: Primers Yesterday, 04:28 PM
Replies: 10
Poll: Rust-Oleum
Views: 579
Posted By wirejock
P60G2

No vote. It's your airplane.
I sprayed P60G2. Light protection.
Forum: RV-7/7A Yesterday, 10:30 AM
Replies: 1,961
Views: 1,332,293
Posted By wirejock
Beautiful

Wow! That all I need to say. Wow!
Forum: Electrical Systems Yesterday, 09:07 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 756
Posted By wirejock
Labels

Dan! I always read his posts!
You're going to research each product. Might as well see what documentation they have and start saving them. Its very handy when you start drawing schematics.
I like the...
Forum: Primers 10-24-2021, 03:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 931
Posted By wirejock
Beer

Now them is some wise words!
Forum: Primers 10-24-2021, 03:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 931
Posted By wirejock
Aluminum Oxide

The samples don't appear to be etching issues. To me they look contaminated. The fisheyes look like silicone or oil contamination. Keep silicone products in another city!

The enemy of adhesion on...
Forum: Primers 10-23-2021, 10:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 931
Posted By wirejock
Bon Ami

Try something less toxic as a third.
Maroon scotchbrite, Bon Ami. Scrub to water break free surface. Dry. Paint within 2 hours.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-22-2021, 08:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 340
Posted By wirejock
Taffy

Someone's been to Estes! We have three breweries now too. :D
Seriously, feel free to reach out and ask.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-22-2021, 07:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 340
Posted By wirejock
Big cut

Congratulations! Thats a milestine for sure.
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-21-2021, 08:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 453
Posted By wirejock
Canopy

What they ^ said. I also trimmed to remove the ski lift then 1" of plexi past the aft bow. You want the least amount of tension regardless of method of attachment.
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-19-2021, 09:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 251
Posted By wirejock
Cheap tools

Go to a pawn shop. Buy sockets and wrenches from the cheap pile. Usually I pay about $.25
Grind, cut, bend, whatever works. Set of crowsfoot are useful too.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-18-2021, 08:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,063
Posted By wirejock
Preece

Any chance you could post the links to the products. I searched and no hits on CGA 540
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-18-2021, 05:02 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,256
Posted By wirejock
Colorado

No problem. 7500' Colorado. I build in a two car attached garage. Big Buddy propane heater fed by a 25lb tank. Several back up tanks in storage.
On cold days, I turn it on first thing. I turn it off...
Forum: Fiberglass 10-18-2021, 09:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 885
Posted By wirejock
Fiberglass

I missed the gap issue. Like Dan said, make sure all the surfaces are adjusted to spec or you'll be doing this again. If the parts are not bonded, consider drilling out rivets and removing them. Much...
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-18-2021, 09:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,000
Posted By wirejock
Spar

Is it possible they installed the center section wrong? Prepunched holes won't allow 1/16" but it would mean the spars are not equal left to right.
Forum: Fiberglass 10-17-2021, 06:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 885
Posted By wirejock
Fiberglass

Whoa! That's different. If you bust through and make a hole, that needs to be fixed to retain structural integrity. There's ways to repair without removing the tip. If you blow a hole, ask...
Forum: Fiberglass 10-17-2021, 05:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 885
Posted By wirejock
Fix fiberglass

Easy fix but read up as mentioned.
When you get close, use a piece of lexan or glass the thickness of the desired gap. Apply some wax so it doesn't stick. Apply some micro. Stick the spacer in...
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-17-2021, 02:37 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,677
Posted By wirejock
Spinner

That sounds really tempting. DP is also using 300RV. I dont think it would work without a faux prop for mounting. Might be nice to see it if you could bring it next trip to his house. Always happy to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-15-2021, 08:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,227
Posted By wirejock
Prep

I would scrub with maroon scotchbrite and Alumiprep. You may be suprised how is eats corrosion. Just make sure to wear PPE and capture all the liquids. I made a sluice from a shower curtain. All the...
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-15-2021, 04:29 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,677
Posted By wirejock
Thanks I have everything but the prop. Engine...

Thanks
I have everything but the prop. Engine jnstalled. Need to do baffles but the cowl needs to come first. Prop order goes in when I know it will be installed and flying soon after so the time...
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-15-2021, 10:32 AM
Replies: 1,961
Views: 1,332,293
Posted By wirejock
Plenum

Beautiful work Dave.
Please keep posting. I'm following because I have an RV Bits plenum to install. Looking forward to seeing how you join the ducts to the inlets.
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-15-2021, 10:27 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,677
Posted By wirejock
Cowl

Thanks but no need. It's fixed. Fiberglass is easily repaired.
I expect a little error when the prop and spinner are mounted. Previous posting about using some Micro and a piece of glass will easily...
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-14-2021, 06:53 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,677
Posted By wirejock
Prop hub

Sorry. No choice. Money isn't there yet for my Whirlwind 300RV.
I have to try or add time to the end when I really want to be flyjng.
I do have an incredibly accurate cowl jig with a hub duplicate...
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-14-2021, 04:19 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,677
Posted By wirejock
Bottom cowl

Thanks. I see some stuff on the drawing. Looks like some sort of removable panel to help clear the nose gear.
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-14-2021, 09:31 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,677
Posted By wirejock
Nose gear

Yep. I did that first. Cut that slot too big too! I'll fix that last. :D
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-13-2021, 08:25 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,677
Posted By wirejock
Gap

That's a pretty cool tip.
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-13-2021, 05:21 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,677
Posted By wirejock
Ideas

Thanks. Keep the tips coming.
It's totally my fault. I should have put them on before trimming.
Ralph, thanks so much. Give me a few days to recover from my Pepto Pink binge and I will call.
Carl,...
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-13-2021, 04:47 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,677
Posted By wirejock
Pepto Pink Cowl

Vans Pepto Pink Cowl 1: Wirejock 0
Some days you get the bear. Some days you get mauled to death by the Vans Pepto Pink Cowl
Clearly I messed up. I barely trimmed anything just to get the two seams...
Forum: RV-14 10-12-2021, 06:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 552
Posted By wirejock
Tank removal

I had mine on and off a few times. 1/4" drive with a wobble extension. No problem. Torque is a different story.:D
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-12-2021, 10:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 732
Posted By wirejock
Bucking bars

Just joking! I'm happy he has a cool product.
Hope he gets rich and famous.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-11-2021, 06:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 732
Posted By wirejock
Bucking bars

They look familiar! Great minds
Mine were cold rolled steel. :D
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B7hyZ-sKQmtremd0cEtqaW1NMWc/view?usp=sharing&resourcekey=0-Bonw_QIwhIbyoVSUcmK_dg
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-11-2021, 09:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 657
Posted By wirejock
Measurements and photos

Dan
Any chance you had time to take measurements or photos?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-11-2021, 08:36 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,268
Posted By wirejock
Targa strip

Targa strip is pretty easy layup. It would take longer to mask off the parts. An auto painter can paint the strip then you bond it or rivet in place. Beauty of a layup is it conforms perfectly.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-11-2021, 08:07 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,239
Posted By wirejock
Trchnique

Pressure too high or releasing grip before releasing trigger.
I use black Gorilla Tape. Little square apllied to the factory head. It leaves a little residue easily removed with a fingernail.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-11-2021, 08:04 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 15,122
Posted By wirejock
Failure

What does this mean?
Forum: My RV Build Project 10-10-2021, 04:41 PM
Replies: 707
Views: 291,078
Posted By wirejock
Finishing

Beautiful work Jereme. I'm glad I bought the RV Bits fairings now.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-09-2021, 05:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 533
Posted By wirejock
Countersink

Vans recommends .007" below flush. I use test coupons as well. I also double check so I don't over countersink past Vans recommendation.
Forum: Safety 10-08-2021, 06:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,377
Posted By wirejock
Ouch

There ya go. My old beaters 87 Samurai and 00 Tracker have no pads at all. I don't wear a helmet. Maybe I will. Might be fun.:D
Forum: Safety 10-08-2021, 04:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,377
Posted By wirejock
Headset problems

I have several helmets. No aviation yet. I almost always used some sort of "in the ear" sound. I used a beanie head cover on the motorcycle or balaclava in the race car. Put the ear pieces in. Pull...
Forum: RV-6/6A 10-08-2021, 04:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 408
Posted By wirejock
Incidence tool

I made an incidence tool from two pieces of angle aluminum. One long piece, one a little longer than the desired block dimension.
Clamp them together perfectly square and at the correct dimension....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-08-2021, 09:35 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,268
Posted By wirejock
Fiberglass

I just had an article published in Kitplanes on that very subject.
October 2021
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-08-2021, 08:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 657
Posted By wirejock
Skybolt advise

That helps a lot. Thanks Everyone. Keep the comments coming. Someone may search someday and this sort of stuff make everyone's job easier.
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-07-2021, 06:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 657
Posted By wirejock
Skybolts

Thanks
That helps.
Excuse my sense of humor but I was hoping for something like...
I spaced "X" number of Skybolts "X-inches" apart on the top, sides, bottom, because...
I placed the Skybolts...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-07-2021, 06:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,539
Posted By wirejock
Adapter

Well. Any 1/4-28 threaded tool can be used in a drill. Imagination.
I also threaded the shaft on my 90 degree adapter. Now it can be jsed as a 90 degree deburring tool by threading it onto the speed...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-07-2021, 04:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,539
Posted By wirejock
Threaded drill bit adapter

This little adapter is very handy. Same thread as all the other tools. 1/4-28
https://www.yardstore.com/1-4-threaded-hex-shank-drill-adapter
Chuck it in the drill press. Thread the countersink cutter...
Forum: Primers 10-07-2021, 04:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 383
Posted By wirejock
Akzo

Akzo is a 2K Epoxy. Kinda curious is anything will remove it. Keep us posted plz.
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-07-2021, 03:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 657
Posted By wirejock
Skybolts

Has anyone installed Skybolt Cowl Fasteners on a 7A with the new A Model gear?
Im curious about spacing around the firewall.
Forum: Primers 10-07-2021, 03:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 383
Posted By wirejock
Paint remover

I would leave it. Akzo is tough. You could try paint remover on a corner to see if softens it. If so, remove the rest.
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-06-2021, 10:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,033
Posted By wirejock
Wings

I've heard it done, but I wouldn't. The measurements would make you crazy. Put one on, level, measure, remove. Put the other on. Repeat. Calculate the changes. Put the other on. Check measurements....
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-06-2021, 08:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 556
Posted By wirejock
Wedgelock

Wedgelock is best. The center stem is .005" thicker than any other brand. Never had one fall out.
4-40 washers or nuts work well but need a quick pass with a #40 bit.
Reamers will make perfectly...
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-05-2021, 07:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,033
Posted By wirejock
Wings

Totally. As long as the fuse can be leveled both pitch and roll. No problem
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-05-2021, 03:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 517
Posted By wirejock
Smileys

I'm from Austin! 30+ years.
Kinda depends on where. That's beyond my (free) pay grade. A smiley here or there is usually not a problem but it is indicative of potential issues with the build. Figure...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-05-2021, 02:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 517
Posted By wirejock
Tool box

Looks a lot better than mine did! Here goes.
1. Get an EAA Builder Blog account or start one on this site. Makes it easier to track the build.
2. Whatever tool is used the dimple, do some research....
Forum: Painting your RV 10-04-2021, 08:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 545
Posted By wirejock
P60G2

If it helps...
I called Sherwin Williams tech support before spraying the Jet Flex. I wanted to spray either no primer or just P60G2 to save weight. They pushed pretty hard to spray P60G2, Primer...
Forum: Fiberglass 10-03-2021, 07:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 474
Posted By wirejock
Multi-tool

Basically an Oscillating Multi-Tool. The Multi Tool works pretty well on Fiberglass. Much cheaper. Buy the fastest oscillating speed you can. Mine is cordless. Also pretty useful.
I prefer a Dremel...
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-03-2021, 02:10 PM
Replies: 1,961
Views: 1,332,293
Posted By wirejock
Engine

Congratulations! Engine is on.
Forum: Painting your RV 10-03-2021, 12:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 658
Posted By wirejock
Paint gun

Lots of good guns on the market but one really suprised me. I heard good reviews on the Harbor Freight Black Widow HTE. It's a heck of a paint gun for the price. They even sell the adapter to use my...
Forum: Primers 10-03-2021, 08:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 387
Posted By wirejock
Primer

Time is dependent on formation of Aluminum Oxide. Most recommend no more than 2 hours after removal. There's other ways to skin this cat.
I too did not like scuffing after dimpling. Here's how I did...
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-03-2021, 08:30 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,841
Posted By wirejock
Bad Joo Joo

That was some funny $...
In my case, the neighbor will bring the lawnmower over to my shop because, I'm building an airplane!
Having drilled a finger, I can attest, there is a lot of bad Joo Joo...
Forum: Primers 10-01-2021, 08:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 557
Posted By wirejock
HVLP

Never sprayed Eco but have sprayed lots of other solvent based paints. I've been told by others, the finish is sort of grainy. No idea why. Usually it's because the material is too thick to atomize...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-01-2021, 06:24 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,834
Posted By wirejock
Tank tip

Here's another tip.
Sometimes theres a bit of excess sealant that can interfere with the tanks fitting against the spar cap. Let the sealant cure a couple days. Place some strips of wax paper along...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-01-2021, 05:13 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,834
Posted By wirejock
Nut plates

Sorry, no. NAS1473A08
They take the place of the standard nutplates for the Access Panel. Since they're sealed, the screws don't need proseal. They have an integral rubber seal but I prosealed them...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-01-2021, 03:24 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,834
Posted By wirejock
Tanks

Excellent tips and nice writing style.

I too used the syringes. I put it in my caulk gun for some extra torque. Mostly I just mixed in a cup and applied with tongue depressors. Amounts per rib were...
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