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Forum: Tools 06-16-2020, 07:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,853
Posted By JonJay
As others have said, not ideal but it works well...

As others have said, not ideal but it works well enough for a typical RV build.
At risk of entering into too much information mode, the general rule is you want 3 teeth in contact with the work. This...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-16-2020, 07:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,477
Posted By JonJay
I can fit my bag sideways with long handle clubs...

I can fit my bag sideways with long handle clubs taken out and set between my passenger and I.
Not ideal but it does work if you have a small carry bag.
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-31-2020, 10:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,802
Posted By JonJay
Hand deburring tool is another option. They work...

Hand deburring tool is another option. They work great on larger radius holes and inside corners. I prefer it over using an abrasive for short run work in these areas. The end result can be just as...
Forum: Oregon 05-30-2020, 07:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,206
Posted By JonJay
Emily Stark is great but I am not sure she is...

Emily Stark is great but I am not sure she is still working as a CFI there. Call again and Bob or someone should pick up. Not sure about her RV12 experience but I would have no concerns with her in...
Forum: RV-3 05-26-2020, 09:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,975
Posted By JonJay
I have posted before, my only gripe about RV?s...

I have posted before, my only gripe about RV?s handling characteristics show up in slips. The control harmony is ehhhh.....
My L3, Champ, Bucker, and many other antiques, slips = fun. RV?s not so...
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-26-2020, 08:29 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,061
Posted By JonJay
Per plans has worked for thousands of RV?s. All...

Per plans has worked for thousands of RV?s. All of the airplanes I have owned, certified or otherwise, use case grounds. Must work.
I personally don?t want another wire in my already tight harness...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-25-2020, 01:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,124
Posted By JonJay
Helpful hint to get Banjo fittings to seal...

Helpful hint to get Banjo fittings to seal better. Anneal the copper washers (seals). I have had issues with the copper washers being too hard and taking too much grunt to get them to seal. After...
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-23-2020, 07:46 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,061
Posted By JonJay
I think most of us have a "per plans" set up and...

I think most of us have a "per plans" set up and are swimming along just fine.
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-23-2020, 11:01 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,061
Posted By JonJay
Measuring resistance via meter is really only...

Measuring resistance via meter is really only going to catch a grossly inadequate or open circuit. You typically will have symptoms way before you see measurable resistance under no load. Slow...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-21-2020, 12:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,151
Posted By JonJay
My 6 will no longer be considered “grossed up” as...

My 6 will no longer be considered “grossed up” as I set the 1650# limit in the OP’s before she flew thirteen years ago. Me, wifey, 26g fuel, 100# baggage = 1650#.
Yay! (Although I was never worried...
Forum: RV-6/6A 05-21-2020, 07:47 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 20,308
Posted By JonJay
That is amazing! I am glad I have the gussets as...

That is amazing! I am glad I have the gussets as I have made more than a few landings that should have broken something, although I think most cracks in engine mounts are fatigue.
I fancy myself as...
Forum: RV-14 05-19-2020, 04:33 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,352
Posted By JonJay
I personally find the tail wheel airplane more...

I personally find the tail wheel airplane more challenging and fun and also prefer the looks. took up flying to challenge myself. I flew antiques that required much more skill than an RV, so stepping...
Forum: RV-14 05-16-2020, 08:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,362
Posted By JonJay
Weird. Did it just start or was it that way from...

Weird. Did it just start or was it that way from the start?
Have they ever been lubricated?
Forum: RV-14 05-16-2020, 09:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,362
Posted By JonJay
You certainly can lube them, but it isn?t...

You certainly can lube them, but it isn?t necessary. UHMW is self lubricating by design and adding lubricant does nothing. Probably won?t hurt if it makes you feel better.
Forum: RV-14 05-16-2020, 08:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,362
Posted By JonJay
Not familiar with the 14 but assume they use UHMW...

Not familiar with the 14 but assume they use UHMW plastic which is ?self lubricating?.
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-16-2020, 07:23 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,492
Posted By JonJay
It?s intimidating to cut into the leading edge...

It?s intimidating to cut into the leading edge but frankly it isn?t difficult. I don?t consider following the plans to be ?butchering?, but lots of folks go with wing tip lights to avoid cutting into...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-18-2020, 09:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,243
Posted By JonJay
Double check your ground wires. Pull them off,...

Double check your ground wires. Pull them off, clean up the contact surface, and see if that helps.
Forum: Safety 04-14-2020, 08:30 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,880
Posted By JonJay
Super easy to check your tailwheel during...

Super easy to check your tailwheel during preflight. A light push side to side and observe it is locked. It will also tell you if it is sticking, or sticky, and needs service.
I know some folks here...
Forum: Safety 04-11-2020, 05:00 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,880
Posted By JonJay
Possibly. However, if you get the stick in your...

Possibly. However, if you get the stick in your lap, and keep it there, at those speeds, there is a lot of down force on the tailwheel and it is going to help you keep things straight. You will...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-10-2020, 10:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,005
Posted By JonJay
There are two servo outputs. Front and back. If...

There are two servo outputs. Front and back. If you have crossover exhaust, the front may not work for you.
Also, while the Vans standard carb mixture cable bracket will work, I found the angle...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-10-2020, 10:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,081
Posted By JonJay
If you use the ?water absorbing? type, make sure...

If you use the ?water absorbing? type, make sure you follow the guidelines on filter changes. They trap water and will rust over time, allowing small particles of rust through.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-05-2020, 06:57 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 7,868
Posted By JonJay
A quick google search reveals the bulk of the...

A quick google search reveals the bulk of the medical community agrees with you. I found none that recommended their use and a few that recommended against using them as a home Covid-19 diagnostic...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-28-2020, 12:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,727
Posted By JonJay
The problem with doing the trailing edge first,...

The problem with doing the trailing edge first, is now there is no place for the ?wavy skin? to move too. If there wasn?t too much stretching, you?re still ok, but always try to work backwards from...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-28-2020, 08:27 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,727
Posted By JonJay
I agree that end rib needs to come out. The...

I agree that end rib needs to come out. The impact dented the trailing edge and then pushed the skin askew. The skin loaded on that first rivet and the force creased and buckled the skin. Getting the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-27-2020, 11:29 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 8,516
Posted By JonJay
I deleted my post. Not sure it is a good idea to...

I deleted my post. Not sure it is a good idea to talk about freedoms, or lack thereof, right now. Might give the wrong people the wrong idea.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-23-2020, 02:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,214
Posted By JonJay
Congrats both of you. Doug - My daughter married...

Congrats both of you.
Doug - My daughter married last month, on leap day! I have an odd sense of accomplishment, like, that?s how it?s supposed to go, must have done something right!

Good job.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-23-2020, 09:18 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,730
Posted By JonJay
Flew 1.5 hours down the Oregon Coast . Marveled...

Flew 1.5 hours down the Oregon Coast . Marveled at the crowded waysides, beaches, tourist towns and traffic jams. Each city in chorus shut down tourism, beach access, hotels, etc... the following...
Forum: Fiberglass 03-19-2020, 03:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,077
Posted By JonJay
Strap duplicator. One the few places it works...

Strap duplicator. One the few places it works well for the task.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-19-2020, 12:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,123
Posted By JonJay
Having cut up in place panels a few times, if you...

Having cut up in place panels a few times, if you do need to drill or make chips-
Wad up small bunch of tape into a random ball so there is plenty of the sticky side exposed. Stick that ball on the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-19-2020, 08:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,123
Posted By JonJay
I have that tool. Never thought of using it for a...

I have that tool. Never thought of using it for a panel cut. How did you handle the corners after you stopped the cut?

Other than it being a bit bulky, it?s not heavy, is variable speed which gives...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-18-2020, 10:30 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 8,298
Posted By JonJay
About ready to test this a bit. We will be...

About ready to test this a bit. We will be selling our Airpark home. Similar factors in play as a big target market for us will be, or would have been, airline pilots.
The impact on our economy will...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-18-2020, 08:49 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,551
Posted By JonJay
Done. I must be an anomaly. My insurance has been...

Done.
I must be an anomaly. My insurance has been the same, or within a few percentage points for both the RV and the Bucker for years.
The RV went down this year, albeit slightly.
No change in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-18-2020, 08:43 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,550
Posted By JonJay
I used proseal so I could easily remove the patch...

I used proseal so I could easily remove the patch and inspect the crack. Having done this after 800 hours in service, I don?t think inspection is necessary. Stop drilling works.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-18-2020, 08:41 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,550
Posted By JonJay
The theory is if the trailing edge bend isn?t...

The theory is if the trailing edge bend isn?t done aggressively enough the skin will be preloaded when riveted to the spar. I used to think this was the on,y factor with cracking but I have changed...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-17-2020, 09:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,123
Posted By JonJay
Adel - it will handle up to .063, which is Vans...

Adel - it will handle up to .063, which is Vans standard panel thickness, or at least used to be. Spruce sells them.
It?s slow but quite accurate when used properly and easy to manage the chips....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-17-2020, 08:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,123
Posted By JonJay
Same here but a manual nibbler. Takes more time...

Same here but a manual nibbler. Takes more time but it is what I had in my shop.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-17-2020, 08:29 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,550
Posted By JonJay
Stop drill at each end of the crack and keep an...

Stop drill at each end of the crack and keep an eye on it.
This should stop their migration. Once you are sure they are stabilized, you can fabricate a simple .016 patch, the size of a quarter or...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-17-2020, 08:10 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,847
Posted By JonJay
Raise the tail. It is really important to raise...

Raise the tail.
It is really important to raise the tail and reduce that angle. The one accident I am aware of used hardware store bolts and did not raise the tail putting the cheap bolts in shear....
Forum: RV-6/6A 03-16-2020, 07:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,449
Posted By JonJay
Three scenarios- Ground fire - induction system...

Three scenarios-

Ground fire - induction system or brakes. Biggest percentage by far of all RV fires. Keep it in the airplane somewhere.

Post Crash fire - super rare. If you survive, unlikely, and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-15-2020, 09:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,761
Posted By JonJay
There ya go. Now you can use Carl's method and...

There ya go. Now you can use Carl's method and not drill through the plexi with a standard #40 split point. Problem solved, if there ever really was one....
Forum: Safety 03-15-2020, 09:05 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,008
Posted By JonJay
Thanks Turbo. That and a brake fire seem to be...

Thanks Turbo. That and a brake fire seem to be the two most common real world scenarios.
Both ground fires. Still waiting to hear from the first inflight fire in an RV successfully put out by an...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-15-2020, 08:45 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,157
Posted By JonJay
Look at my tag line! Accidents happen. I agree...

Look at my tag line!
Accidents happen. I agree with others. Hopefully the "sick to your stomach" feeling is gone and you are seeing a brighter light today.
I wish I was closer as I would come and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-15-2020, 08:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,761
Posted By JonJay
I did the same with the tape to find where to...

I did the same with the tape to find where to drill, but drilled the plexi and roll bar in one step. With your method you are still drilling through the plexi with a #40. Not sure what the multistep...
Forum: Safety 03-15-2020, 08:22 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,008
Posted By JonJay
There have been lots of reports of "puffs" or...

There have been lots of reports of "puffs" or smell of smoke due to an electrical issue. Hopefully you have used Tefzel wiring, non-flammable or flame sustaining insulation, and by all means, shut...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-14-2020, 02:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,502
Posted By JonJay
There should be a small amount of ?slop? when you...

There should be a small amount of ?slop? when you release the peddle by pulling it back. If there isn?t, I could see a scenario of it being right on the ragged edge where the internal seal isn?t...
Forum: Safety 03-14-2020, 12:04 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,008
Posted By JonJay
Might be good to start a dedicated thread on this...

Might be good to start a dedicated thread on this technology. Sounds great for a fire in an enclosed area, per their description, but this won?t help in an ?in the air? fire unless it is identified...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-14-2020, 11:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,315
Posted By JonJay
They way it was wired before shouldn?t cause a...

They way it was wired before shouldn?t cause a starter issue. The diode was rendered useless and provided no protections. My guess is rewiring didn?t improve how the starter spins?
I agree with...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-14-2020, 11:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,761
Posted By JonJay
Won?t work for the OP?s question. The initial...

Won?t work for the OP?s question. The initial hole is too small.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-14-2020, 11:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,761
Posted By JonJay
I did exactly the same as you. Are you tempting...

I did exactly the same as you. Are you tempting fate? Can’t answer that one.
A “plastic bit”‘won’t go through the steel roll bar. If there is a better process, let’s hear it.
Forum: ADS-B 03-08-2020, 03:50 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 10,918
Posted By JonJay
That was my understanding. Thx

That was my understanding. Thx
Forum: ADS-B 03-08-2020, 10:02 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 10,918
Posted By JonJay
My EXT bundle came with a short antenna. I...

My EXT bundle came with a short antenna. I assumed it must be installed? Am I reading some of these posts wrong? Don?t need it?
Forum: California 03-08-2020, 09:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 772
Posted By JonJay
I think he is looking for a plane and pilot in...

I think he is looking for a plane and pilot in that area who does scenic flights.
Forum: RV-14 03-08-2020, 09:32 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,823
Posted By JonJay
Do a quick search for the never ending debate.

Do a quick search for the never ending debate.
Forum: California 03-08-2020, 08:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 772
Posted By JonJay
Give the FBO at a Benton a call. The owner is...

Give the FBO at a Benton a call. The owner is well connected in the area and might be able to guide you. There is a Glider operation at Siskiyou County, or used to be, but it?s a bit out of the way...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-06-2020, 05:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,847
Posted By JonJay
This is what caused the one accident I am aware...

This is what caused the one accident I am aware of. You absolutely don?t want to use a cheap or unknown grade bolt. The accident also involved how the guy used the jacks. He did not raise the tail...
Forum: RV-14 03-06-2020, 08:35 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,556
Posted By JonJay
Kyle?s idea is quick and easy and nobody would be...

Kyle?s idea is quick and easy and nobody would be the wiser.
If you truly want a patch, not easy but if done correctly can look good and purposeful, can be painted etc... AC 43.13-1b page 4-32 shows...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-06-2020, 08:27 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,847
Posted By JonJay
I would suggest you go to Vans site and read how...

I would suggest you go to Vans site and read how the factory recommends jacking your RV. Your statement contradicts this and many of us who have followed Vans recommended practices for years. The few...
Forum: Safety 03-03-2020, 07:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,597
Posted By JonJay
Good catch. Make sure you neutralize the acid....

Good catch.
Make sure you neutralize the acid. Acid core is extremely corrosive. Most electrical uses specify rosin core for this reason.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-28-2020, 08:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,454
Posted By JonJay
As Mel says or search YouTube for ?shielded wire...

As Mel says or search YouTube for ?shielded wire termination with solder sleeve?.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-26-2020, 12:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,880
Posted By JonJay
Not sure what to tell you other than it has...

Not sure what to tell you other than it has always worked well for me. Different brands as well. Go figure.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-26-2020, 09:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,880
Posted By JonJay
You can remove powder coating like any other...

You can remove powder coating like any other paint. Mechanically, or with paint stripper.
For priming, you can use whatever primer of your choice. I wanted a different color for my roll bar and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-24-2020, 08:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,160
Posted By JonJay
I always start by pointing out the amateurs built...

I always start by pointing out the amateurs built placard.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-15-2020, 03:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,172
Posted By JonJay
Your experience isn?t unusual. I haven?t seen...

Your experience isn?t unusual. I haven?t seen anything supporting that rivets change temper over time. I hope someone has an explanation. Weird is right, but it seems to happen.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-15-2020, 11:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,172
Posted By JonJay
Over 900 degF. for 2017 alloys to be annealed....

Over 900 degF. for 2017 alloys to be annealed. They age harden to temper in free air, or through artificial aging process. I consider age hardening after initial design temper is reached to be a...
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