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Forum: RV-10 Today, 09:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 291
Posted By wirejock
Time

Maybe closer to 5 years?
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) Today, 11:20 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,356
Posted By wirejock
Names

Problem is they can register as anyone they want.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques Yesterday, 08:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 16,702
Posted By wirejock
Holes

"Only one new hole should be drilled in each bay (i.e. left aft outboard, right forward inboard, etc.)."

Not sure I need additional yet. May I intrepret this to mean four (4) more pathways or a...
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-25-2021, 01:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 199
Posted By wirejock
Control rods

Cut it in half till you need exact dimension. I added 3/8" to each big rod and cut the small one in 1/2.
Forum: RV-14 11-25-2021, 10:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,244
Posted By wirejock
Bars

Home brew bars are awesome. I also tape my heavy tungsten to the home made bar for additional mass. Really helps.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-25-2021, 10:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 319
Posted By wirejock
Marine supply

Look for a local Marine Supply. If not, Aircraft Spruce. Personally, I would rather have more on hand. It doesn't cost much more.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-25-2021, 08:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 260
Posted By wirejock
Storing canopy

Mine was stored in the Finishing crate in the hangar. Quite a while. Extreme conditions in Colorado. Make sure it's not under any stress.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-25-2021, 08:17 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,167
Posted By wirejock
Plenum

Yes, Vans conventional.
Wow! Thanks. Those are worth the 2,000 words. Explains a lot.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-24-2021, 08:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,149
Posted By wirejock
Dimple hole

You didn't say DRDT or C-frame. On my C-frame, male die on the bottom to keep debris out of the female. They will hang so tight you can't get them apart. No spring on the top ram.
Lift the ram with...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-23-2021, 12:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,167
Posted By wirejock
Education

I really enjoy these projects. Yes, the stock configuration is fine and I get builders trying to disuade me from a plenum. I still enjoy figuring something out and maybe even doing a fair job at it....
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-22-2021, 06:08 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 196
Posted By wirejock
Control cable holes

Anyone have the three control cables handy?
I need the hole diameters for throttle, mix and prop.
I think it's .5", .625", .625".
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-22-2021, 05:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,167
Posted By wirejock
Got it. Looks like Rocky basically modified the...

Got it. Looks like Rocky basically modified the plenum to incorporate the ducts.
Wonder what it looks like inside? So you're saying the air should flow straight into the plenum with no baffles up...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-22-2021, 03:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,167
Posted By wirejock
Wow! That is very nice.

Wow! That is very nice.
Forum: Fiberglass 11-22-2021, 03:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 459
Posted By wirejock
Graphite

I thought graphite was not good around airplanes? Something about corrosion?
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-22-2021, 08:17 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,167
Posted By wirejock
Cowl

I have an M1B. No scoop. RV Bits plenum. I need a solid seal between the inlets and plenum to be fully effective. I may try impregnatting some fiberglass , as David mentions, with RTV to see what...
Forum: Fiberglass 11-21-2021, 08:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 459
Posted By wirejock
Pigment

I have a bottle of black. You're welcome to it. I'll be back home in a couple weeks.
My trim was all sikaflexed so it got coated with primer. Solid black.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-21-2021, 08:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,167
Posted By wirejock
Cowl inlets

I'm working the cowl and thinking ahead to the plenum very soon.
It seems like there should be some sort of duct connecting the inlets to the plenum so maximum air flow goes into the plenum. However,...
Forum: RV-14 11-20-2021, 08:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 423
Posted By wirejock
If they are FlyLED, they are metric. I installed...

If they are FlyLED, they are metric.
I installed 4-40 hardware to avoid a mismatch.
Forum: RV-6/6A 11-20-2021, 08:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 680
Posted By wirejock
Slider parts

The three forward ribs are different.
Top firward skin?
Forward roll bar
Roll bar brace
Canopy track
Some misc parts like the locking pin HDPE blocks and hardware.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-19-2021, 06:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,226
Posted By wirejock
Cowl carriage

That's a great idea!
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-19-2021, 08:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 437
Posted By wirejock
Match drilling

I've done similar. If they are prepunched, it's probably not a problem. Just use a lot of clekoes. If no match hole, you need accurate marks and clamps to get started so the part doesn't wander. I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-18-2021, 08:36 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,698
Posted By wirejock
Same here. Download brings up RV8 plans and I...

Same here. Download brings up RV8 plans and I have a RV7A Slider.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-17-2021, 04:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 509
Posted By wirejock
Skin and ribs

First fit is always tough. After a few in and outs, they seem to cooperate.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-17-2021, 11:47 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,130
Posted By wirejock
Arrow Tape

I have fiberglass tape. It has a ridge on either side to keep the tape from fraying. Makes it tricky to use . I usually trim it off before placing the layup.
You may want to consider it if the carbon...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-17-2021, 09:12 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,130
Posted By wirejock
O-rings

The new kits come with o-rings. They are intended as temporary keepers. Kit also comes with several sets of screws, nutllates and tinnerman washers for other areas.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-16-2021, 03:22 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,130
Posted By wirejock
Skybolts

1. I measured the Skybolt flanges @ .050".
2. I added a .025" shim between the flanges and firewall flange to add some space for additional glass and carbon fiber I added. I glassed in a 1" strip to...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-16-2021, 12:07 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,130
Posted By wirejock
Skybolts

The floating are easier to use. I would order the standard kit.
52 unit if you plan cowl split as well as firewall. That's at the standard 3-1/2" spacing. Figure another six or more at 3".
The draft...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-16-2021, 09:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 330
Posted By wirejock
Deburring

Sounds like you may be over thinking it.
If you shine a light on a factory sheared edge, you'll see the sgear marks. A few passes with a Vixen file will remove them leaving a mirror shine reflection....
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-15-2021, 11:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 333
Posted By wirejock
Skybolt

I used their hardware. No sense fabricating when I already paid for it.
It's all in the draft and eventually another article.
Skybolt kit includes 10 bushings that precisely fit the flange hole. They...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-15-2021, 09:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 333
Posted By wirejock
Article

It's in production. Feel free to read my preliminary draft on my blog. Skybolts are easy. Pepto Pink Cowl, not so much. :D
Forum: Tools 11-15-2021, 09:39 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,336
Posted By wirejock
Second cart

Like others. Second roll around for airplane tools. Remember, it's not just the hand tools. You will collect a lot of electrics too.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-15-2021, 09:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 434
Posted By wirejock
Debur tube

I debur the cutting ring out of the inside with a hand deburring tool then square up the edge on the scotchbrite wheel. Beford flaring, I polish the end on a flat steel block like a tungsten bar with...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-14-2021, 04:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 333
Posted By wirejock
Skybolt Grommet tool

I fabricated the attached jig for installing or removing Skybolt Grommets. The grommets have to be installed to get the fasteners and receptacles positioned. That has to be done first to get the...
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-13-2021, 07:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 907
Posted By wirejock
Self fusing silicone tape

I would wrap with self fusing silicone tape.
Forum: Primers 11-12-2021, 05:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 507
Posted By wirejock
Advise

This is excellent advise for P60G2. I would add...
Hobby Air respirator or at least 3M #60926 respirator filters.
Do no leave the latter exposed. Place in a sealed bag when not in use.
Prep, I prefer...
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-11-2021, 09:23 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,494
Posted By wirejock
Contactor

It sounds like the contactor failed internal short to ground.
Just curious...
Does the airplane have an ANL between the battery and contactor?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-10-2021, 08:49 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,521
Posted By wirejock
Tail cone

I used leftover wood from the crates. 1x6s from tail all the way as far as they would reach. Leftover plywood on top slick side up. Pillow for my head. Slick surface made it easy to slide in....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-09-2021, 08:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 389
Posted By wirejock
Proseal

Could also be some proseal stuck to the spar cap.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 11-09-2021, 07:07 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,356
Posted By wirejock
Scam

Can someone explain how this can hapoen?
He PM'd one person. How would the other know to reply? The second person never got a message.
So weird.
Forum: RV-14 11-09-2021, 10:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,119
Posted By wirejock
Engine

So many dependencies on FWF. Engine first. If you order electronics first, the warranty clock wll be ticking while you work FWF. Sounds like you don't have a fuse yet either so there's lots to do ti...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-08-2021, 09:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 599
Posted By wirejock
Canopy skirt

Basically yes. I used the F759 Inside Canopy Skirt as a bonding point. Not sure how thick the Sika was but definately not 1/8". F759 was riveted every other hole leaving the others for clekos to hold...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-08-2021, 07:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 599
Posted By wirejock
Inner canopy frame

There is a bead along the side holding the canopy to the frame. I used the inner piece. Long piece of board will hold it till the Sika cures. Some leave it off and use a large bead of Sika to hold it...
Forum: COMM 11-08-2021, 09:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 738
Posted By wirejock
Carrier

If it's like a radio keyed up, maybe a handie talkie in a bag keying up? Just a thought.
Any electronics should have a TX light. Maybe see if anything is keying somehow.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-07-2021, 07:40 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 215
Posted By wirejock
Leading edge

On the 7, leading edge holes are pre-punched. The overlap is designed. Maybe 1/4".
Ideally, the bend is done so there is very little tension. Make sure to break edges so the lay down flat.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-07-2021, 09:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 757
Posted By wirejock
Vinyl

If you are planning to do the work, buy the vinyl from a supllier.
Fellers or Metro Restyling are big. Both sell almost every brand.
I dont remember seeing checkerboard but you can lay it down on the...
Forum: COMM 11-06-2021, 08:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,229
Posted By wirejock
Folks. Don't bother with this home brew project....

Folks. Don't bother with this home brew project.
That little TinySA box is pretty amazing. I watched the videos and ordered one. Can't wait to play.
Consider my arrogant self humbled. My apologies...
Forum: COMM 11-06-2021, 07:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,229
Posted By wirejock
No worries

No worries.
Interesting history. My Spectrum Analyser on my bench 30 years ago cost $15,000! :D
Forum: COMM 11-06-2021, 06:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,229
Posted By wirejock
Meter

Ouch. I'm not suggesting anyone throw money away. In fact, I'm offering the small parts for free. It's simply a Field Strength Meter project for fun.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-06-2021, 11:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 992
Posted By wirejock
Smoke test

I've used the shade tree smoke test on my auto. A friend uses a Vape. I just blow cigar smoke into the vacuum line. Comes out where ever there's a leak. Works great. You have to close intentional...
Forum: COMM 11-06-2021, 09:45 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,229
Posted By wirejock
Schematic

Doh! My error. You guys are absolutely correct. I built it right but drew the schematic wrong.
Galin's drawing is correct.
Forum: COMM 11-05-2021, 09:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,229
Posted By wirejock
Meter

You're way past me. My understanding is the cap smooths out the signal, but if it attenuates above a certain freq, that will need to be changed. I think it's in the correct place.
Agree on the first...
Forum: COMM 11-05-2021, 06:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,229
Posted By wirejock
Home Brew Field Strength Meter

I love home made tools. My Mentor, Dave recently ignited my passion for electronics. I have been an amateur radio operator for a long time. KI0TK. I also was a radio technician quite a few years. I...
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-04-2021, 05:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,138
Posted By wirejock
Order of assembly

Sounds crazy but I recommend leaving all the adjustment parts till the whole thing is done.
Front legs, HDPE blocks & the Aft height adjustment.
That takes some of the pressure off getting everything...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-03-2021, 08:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 484
Posted By wirejock
Thermometer/Hygrometer

+1 what Kyle said. I built my tanks and brought parts inside.
I still miss the smell of proseal. Something about it. I had a broken leg and tank building was about all I could handle.

I have a bunch...
Forum: RV-10 11-03-2021, 06:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 744
Posted By wirejock
Storage

Ideally, fiberglass parts shouldnbe stored right side up on the square edges. Not always possible. They can change shaoe with time. A cradle hung from the ceiling would hold the shape pretty well....
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-02-2021, 08:39 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,634
Posted By wirejock
Cables

Mine is a IO360M1B, Elastomer nose gear, standard cables. They all fit. There is one different location noted in plans but I think it was throttle going through the recess area. Otherwise, they all...
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-02-2021, 09:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,138
Posted By wirejock
Fiberglass skirt

Dan would be the one to ask but heres what I would do.
Use 1/2 the holes to attach the canopy as designed. Save the other half to cleko the fiberglass skirt to the canopy using Sika or other...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-01-2021, 09:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,986
Posted By wirejock
Race track

Second anything without a CAT.
Take it to a race track. They will fight over it. Many teams would buy 100LL and bring 5gal tanks. Race cars and motorcycles.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-01-2021, 12:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,708
Posted By wirejock
Cart

Never had a cart auto order. Easy to fix. Delete any saved payment methods.
I actually find it very useful. If something is needed, I log in and put it in the cart for the next order. Same with other...
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-30-2021, 08:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 383
Posted By wirejock
Hinge tip

Hinge pins are really tough to install full length. Vans mentions drilling a hole in the hinge bracket to pass them through. Many builders split them in the middle and remove an eylet. Much...
Forum: RV-10 10-30-2021, 08:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,151
Posted By wirejock
Log

Kinda depends on what you want.
Easiest...dates and times jotted down in the margins of the manual. Phone photos.

A bit more comprehensive...Kitlog, VAF & EAA are also pretty simple and you can...
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-30-2021, 09:30 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,138
Posted By wirejock
Canopy skirt

Scott documented the process very well. That skirt will be nice.
I had to hide lots of problems. That's why I did a one piece fiberglass skirt. 7/32" is no problem.
The articles mentioned were in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-29-2021, 09:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 541
Posted By wirejock
Storage

Mine are installed. Jig removed. I fabricated an alignment jig for rigging and wingtips with a "V" block to lock the aileron to the tip. I just slip it in place. Flap is held with a two piece nylon...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-29-2021, 07:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 972
Posted By wirejock
DAR

Been there, done that too!




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