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Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-01-2021, 06:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 447
Posted By jacoby
On my 10 I ended up making a fixture and turning...

On my 10 I ended up making a fixture and turning them down to be a light press fit. From memory it was about 0.002Ē I had to remove even after removing the primer from the torque tube and the insert....
Forum: RV-10 03-30-2021, 12:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 628
Posted By jacoby
Finish kit is currently 10 months vs the 6 months...

Finish kit is currently 10 months vs the 6 months for the wing.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-29-2021, 05:36 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,219
Posted By jacoby
Oh if we are going down this path, technically...

Oh if we are going down this path, technically you attach a screw to a nut to make a bolt.

And a dampener makes things damp.
Forum: RV-10 03-26-2021, 03:45 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,316
Posted By jacoby
Stall warning is included. If you decide to not...

Stall warning is included. If you decide to not install the stall warning all you have to do is fill a couple of rivet holes and you'll gain an extra access panel and some wire and a couple of...
Forum: RV-10 03-26-2021, 07:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 568
Posted By jacoby
The longerons on the 10 are split. You get half...

The longerons on the 10 are split. You get half with the tailcone and half with the fuse kit. There are no fuselage parts in the wing kit.


I would (and did) add an extra piece of J-channel. It's...
Forum: RV-10 03-19-2021, 10:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 852
Posted By jacoby
I have a highly modified 1-1/2" yoke that will...

I have a highly modified 1-1/2" yoke that will fit anywhere the upper set will fit, the longeron yoke, and a 4" yoke. I use them in that order probably about 85%/14%/1%.

I use the 1-1/2" for...
Forum: RV-10 03-08-2021, 09:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,452
Posted By jacoby
Email support and ask for the instructions for...

Email support and ask for the instructions for SL-00033 or send me a PM and I'll email it to you. I'm not sure why they haven't posted it yet. You should have received an email from them outlining...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 02-26-2021, 10:48 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 7,481
Posted By jacoby
My understanding is semi-sequential is similar to...

My understanding is semi-sequential is similar to wasted spark but for injectors. So instead of firing all [4,6] injectors at the same time you fire pairs twice per revolution. At least that's how...
Forum: RV-10 02-22-2021, 02:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 411
Posted By jacoby
Pitot Mast Recommendation

I'm looking for feedback on the 3 pitot mast options out there: The blue Avery, the gold Dynon, and the steel Gretz.

I have not decided on an avionics package so I'd like to keep my options open a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-11-2021, 11:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 839
Posted By jacoby
I used this one -...

I used this one - https://www.amazon.com/Cardinal-11-Inch-17-Inch-ClearVue-22132/dp/B001PMI1VM/ref=sr_1_2?dchild=1&keywords=d-ring+binder+11x17&qid=1613067957&s=office-products&sr=1-2 and i bought...
Forum: RV-10 02-05-2021, 07:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 844
Posted By jacoby
For those of us with untouched center sections,...

For those of us with untouched center sections, will you put the instructions for the mod on the site so we can see what's required? I assume the mod service is exclusive of shipping? What is the mod...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-02-2021, 03:19 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 305
Posted By jacoby
Vans carries it. Search the catalog for ďVHB.Ē I...

Vans carries it. Search the catalog for ďVHB.Ē

I used the tape for all of the trailing edges on my 10. Itís easy to apply, doesnít smell, doesnít require much set time, doesnít expire, doesnít stain...
Forum: RV-14 01-29-2021, 08:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,064
Posted By jacoby
Yeah, the green stuff is basically permanent,...

Yeah, the green stuff is basically permanent, especially if you're talking about a fuel valve. Nobody is going to heat it up to remove the screws. I've used the green stuff to make fixtures and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-28-2021, 11:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 954
Posted By jacoby
I ordered my slow build -10 fuselage Monday and...

I ordered my slow build -10 fuselage Monday and got a 7/19 crating date. Right at 6 months. It seems like Van's is just out of capacity to go faster.
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-27-2021, 08:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 769
Posted By jacoby
I get the 43031...

I get the 43031 (https://www.molex.com/molex/search/partSearch?pQuery=&sType=s&query=43031) male series pins for the 43020 female housing.

If you're looking at Digikey, the WM1837-ND is a...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-27-2021, 07:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 769
Posted By jacoby
I just checked the connector on my aileron trim...

I just checked the connector on my aileron trim and it's Molex p/n 43020-0600 (https://www.molex.com/pdm_docs/sd/430200600_sd.pdf), 2 row, 6 pin, panel mount. molex housing page is here...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-27-2021, 06:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 769
Posted By jacoby
Hmm weird. How did they not fit? My connector for...

Hmm weird. How did they not fit? My connector for the aileron trim has the 3.0 mm spacing and looks like the micro fit molex has on their site. There are a few variations for the receptacles- plain...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-27-2021, 02:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 769
Posted By jacoby
I'm fairly sure they are Molex Micro-Fit 3.0...

I'm fairly sure they are Molex Micro-Fit 3.0 connectors.
Forum: RV-10 01-25-2021, 05:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,760
Posted By jacoby
Iím likely to be in the same situation except I...

Iím likely to be in the same situation except I also have the wings nearly done. For the tailcone you can do: everything in the instructions including the glass work, wire for lighting, install pitch...
Forum: Tools 01-25-2021, 07:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,904
Posted By jacoby
I use avery laser printer labels on my...

I use avery laser printer labels on my containers. Easily written on with a sharpie but can be removed if retasking is needed.

I use the original bags and write the size on the inventory label for...
Forum: Safety 01-21-2021, 08:33 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,919
Posted By jacoby
ACS...

ACS (https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/hapages/nordlockwedgewashers.php?clickkey=106103) or Amazon run about the same price (roughly $1.00-$1.50/each after shipping)
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-21-2021, 07:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 837
Posted By jacoby
That's a pretty cool idea! Just wait to you go...

That's a pretty cool idea! Just wait to you go and rivet those.. I have yet to figure out how to. Those rivets look awful on my practice kit and I have like 6 rivets I need to set on the real thing...
Forum: Painting your RV 01-20-2021, 10:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,695
Posted By jacoby
It's worse than you probably could imagine. It's...

It's worse than you probably could imagine. It's extremely fragile and it's apparently super toxic since it uses carbon nanotubes that have to be aligned vertically during spraying and drying.

There...
Forum: RV-10 01-20-2021, 09:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,668
Posted By jacoby
Yeah I'm not sure either. The Aerobatic Kit is...

Yeah I'm not sure either. The Aerobatic Kit is Lycoming p/n 05K22446 best I can tell but I can't find an itemized list. I'm not 100% sure it's a dry sump either (it's called out for the A prefix but...
Forum: RV-10 01-20-2021, 08:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,668
Posted By jacoby
SSP-110-2...

SSP-110-2 (https://www.lycoming.com/sites/default/files/SSP-110-2%20Certified%20Engines.pdf) is your friend.

It lists an AEIO-540-D4A5 as "Same as IO-540-D4A5 but is equipped with Aerobatic kit."...
Forum: RV-14 01-18-2021, 02:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 911
Posted By jacoby
My understanding is that "pre-punched" means...

My understanding is that "pre-punched" means there are holes there for you, usually undersized. Whether or not they're final sized is up to the piece itself. Most of the 14-specific parts are...
Forum: RV-10 01-12-2021, 10:38 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,161
Posted By jacoby
The works kit puts them about as far out as...

The works kit puts them about as far out as possible:

https://d2j6dbq0eux0bg.cloudfront.net/images/6710012/851685867.jpg

I'd assume you'd point one or two of the outermost lights inward to be taxi...
Forum: RV-10 01-12-2021, 07:42 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,161
Posted By jacoby
I've been seriously considering the FlyLEDs works...

I've been seriously considering the FlyLEDs works kit. If you were to do it again, what would you choose? I don't know if I want to do the leading edge light or not.
Forum: RV-10 01-12-2021, 06:59 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,246
Posted By jacoby
I ordered my empennage 3/19, wings 11/19, and...

I ordered my empennage 3/19, wings 11/19, and most likely will order the fuse kit this month since there is a 5 month lead time. I still have several hours to do on the tailcone (last bit of work on...
Forum: RV-10 01-07-2021, 11:07 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 401
Posted By jacoby
W-1007D too wide

Just a heads up, three of the W-1007D rear spar doublers I received are too wide at 5-9/16" - 5-19/32" and interfere with the gap seals on one edge. I can trim the gaps seals a bit to fit without...
Forum: Tools 12-31-2020, 09:23 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,846
Posted By jacoby
That was true until the new (~5 years or so?)...

That was true until the new (~5 years or so?) batch of quiet compressors came out. My oilless is about 20-30 dB quieter than my 5hp oiled IR pump. My old Bostitch oilless was easily 20-30 dB louder...
Forum: Tools 12-31-2020, 09:20 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,846
Posted By jacoby
I have the Kobalt Quiet Tech 4.3 gal that's rated...

I have the Kobalt Quiet Tech 4.3 gal that's rated at 2.4 CFM @ 90 psi @ 60 dB and it's completely usable in the basement. You can have a conversation standing right next to it. Riveting however will...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-18-2020, 07:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,388
Posted By jacoby
They're sold by Bay Supply:...

They're sold by Bay Supply: https://www.baysupply.com/2557368/Product/PolyGrip-Rivets-(Bayfast)-GSMD41-43APG-B

They're also Bayfast brand, not Gesipa but the specs match and Bay will include a CoC...
Forum: RV-10 12-12-2020, 12:15 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,701
Posted By jacoby
Just a bit of safety wire from the cage to the...

Just a bit of safety wire from the cage to the column. You can also let it spin free but itís annoying. Itíll stop as soon as it touches the wedge.
Forum: RV-10 12-09-2020, 08:31 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,701
Posted By jacoby
I used my table saw to put an angled rabbit in a...

I used my table saw to put an angled rabbit in a 12" piece of 1x2. I drilled a hole in the middle to clear chips and the pilot. I clamp that to the drill press and can drill both sides of the wedge...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-01-2020, 11:30 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,571
Posted By jacoby
Sort by name Start with RV-10 Manual - Table of...

Sort by name

Start with RV-10 Manual - Table of Contents. That gives you the sections to look for in the file list.

Sections 3 (tools) and 5 (techniques) you probably already have with the practice...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-21-2020, 01:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,485
Posted By jacoby
Itís worth getting the genuine Irwin unibits. Or...

Itís worth getting the genuine Irwin unibits. Or at least a clone with a single flute. The two fluted clones are cheap but donít make as nice of a hole and tend to drill oversize triangular holes...
Forum: Painting your RV 11-09-2020, 11:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,569
Posted By jacoby
I have guns from HF, DeVilbiss, Sharpe, Binks,...

I have guns from HF, DeVilbiss, Sharpe, Binks, Eastwood and a couple others.

DeVilbiss FLG 4 is about the best blend of price : performance out there right now if you ignore the HF purple gun. The...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-06-2020, 07:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,367
Posted By jacoby
I had the same issue with some AN470AD4-5s. They...

I had the same issue with some AN470AD4-5s. They would do ok (0-2 cracks within limits) when bucked but would fail about 90% when squeezed. Thread is here...
Forum: Tools 10-28-2020, 07:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,447
Posted By jacoby
Ahh no I misread what you wrote. It does sound...

Ahh no I misread what you wrote. It does sound like yours is off at the lower end even if itís calibrated a bit high. Adjusting the calibration may help some. Itís worth a shot.

I have heard good...
Forum: Tools 10-28-2020, 02:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,447
Posted By jacoby
Are you calibrating by hanging weights? If so,...

Are you calibrating by hanging weights? If so, when you calibrated your wrench, did you subtract out the wrench's weight at the calibration point to rule out gravity? In other words, grab it by the...
Forum: Painting your RV 10-28-2020, 01:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,285
Posted By jacoby
I'm no pro but here is my $0.02: First off,...

I'm no pro but here is my $0.02:

First off, ignore static (non-spraying) pressure; it will always be higher. You only need to worry about the pressure during spraying. Also the numbers given are for...
Forum: RV-10 10-26-2020, 07:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 981
Posted By jacoby
Best of luck. I just closed my right tank up last...

Best of luck. I just closed my right tank up last night and the left will get closed tonight.

You also don't need (or want really) to use sealant on the nut plates that hold the sending unit. And...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-25-2020, 05:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,703
Posted By jacoby
I just measured my 10 wing (same airfoil as the...

I just measured my 10 wing (same airfoil as the 14) and without the flap or aileron itís right at 48Ē including the brackets.
Forum: RV-10 10-25-2020, 11:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 981
Posted By jacoby
This is one of the MANY errors/omissions in the...

This is one of the MANY errors/omissions in the tank section.

I dimpled the skin and countersunk the attach bracket. That gives you a few thou gap for sealant between the two pieces and keeps more...
Forum: Tools 10-03-2020, 10:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,718
Posted By jacoby
My cp214 is completely controllable. I can bring...

My cp214 is completely controllable. I can bring it up to the rivet slowly and set it.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-02-2020, 08:53 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,002
Posted By jacoby
The 10 doesn't come with plans at all. It comes...

The 10 doesn't come with plans at all. It comes with assembly instructions. There are some drawings for pieces that need to be fabricated from angle or flat stock but that's it.

You can view most of...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-28-2020, 08:41 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,193
Posted By jacoby
Section 5.20 specifically says prevailing torque...

Section 5.20 specifically says prevailing torque must be added:



The torque values given for "Standard Nuts" are straight out of 43.13, which also says:



(I don't know where the MS21042 torques...
Forum: Tools 09-24-2020, 01:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,921
Posted By jacoby
I have a 4000 rpm pneumatic pistol drill, a 2200...

I have a 4000 rpm pneumatic pistol drill, a 2200 rpm pneumatic drill from the box store, a ~2000rpm 24v electric drill, and a corded electric.

All of them do the final drilling just fine. All of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-22-2020, 09:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,163
Posted By jacoby
I measured a couple batches of AN960 (one from...

I measured a couple batches of AN960 (one from ~1983 and one from last year from AS) and the NAS1149 washers supplied by Van's. The AN960s came in consistently 0.002-0.003" undersized at...
Forum: RV-10 09-15-2020, 08:25 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,571
Posted By jacoby
A lot of it is personal. Do you value time over...

A lot of it is personal. Do you value time over cost? Do you have the room for more tools?

tools: beyond the stuff that van's lists as required, a tungsten bucking bar is well worth the $120ish.

A...
Forum: Painting your RV 08-29-2020, 06:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,101
Posted By jacoby
Thatís very close to what I ended up doing....

Thatís very close to what I ended up doing. Except I think I did closer to 8 tack coats (well 4 but alternating patterns) and no top coat. The paint is super weird stuff and moves around for at least...
Forum: RV-10 08-28-2020, 12:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 679
Posted By jacoby
Yep. I can't think of a single place where the...

Yep. I can't think of a single place where the shop head isn't on the nutplate when using a flush rivet. They're always countersunk to make the skin flush.
Forum: RV-10 08-19-2020, 11:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,904
Posted By jacoby
Do you have a better picture? It looks like the...

Do you have a better picture? It looks like the tab is just a bit above the TE on the elevator but I don't see any twist.

My trim tabs are slightly thicker than the elevator and won't sit flush on...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-14-2020, 05:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,617
Posted By jacoby
Couple suggestions: 1) use the smallest yoke you...

Couple suggestions: 1) use the smallest yoke you have 2) set up the squeezer to completely close the dies (I actually go to mating and then about 1/4 turn interference). once you squeeze the part...
Forum: RV-14 08-11-2020, 05:12 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 9,620
Posted By jacoby
Oh. Ha. I thought you were having the same issue!...

Oh. Ha. I thought you were having the same issue!

Yeah I saw that the bracket is available to purchase. Iíve slowed down a bit to wait for the fuselage update for final drilled holes. If they post...
Forum: RV-14 08-11-2020, 03:58 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 9,620
Posted By jacoby
Yeah on the 10 you align the ailerons to the...

Yeah on the 10 you align the ailerons to the flaps. And looking through this thread the 14 is aligned in reflex.. which is where (I assume) the flaps rest on the 10. Given the shared parts between...
Forum: RV-14 08-11-2020, 09:57 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 9,620
Posted By jacoby
Steve, I haven't touched my -10 wingtips yet. If...

Steve,

I haven't touched my -10 wingtips yet. If you want to compare them to your zip tips I can bring one over.

Side note: that W-00026 jig seems nice. I wonder if it would work on the -10? I like...
Forum: RV-10 08-07-2020, 05:17 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,895
Posted By jacoby
It looks like you copied the rv14 location for...

It looks like you copied the rv14 location for the return? I did the same but it requires notching one of the upper tank stiffeners about 1/8Ē. If you move the va141 down and forward 1/8Ē you get...
Forum: RV-10 08-05-2020, 08:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,571
Posted By jacoby
Section 5 (05-34) lists Tite-seal, Permatex #2,...

Section 5 (05-34) lists Tite-seal, Permatex #2, Loctite 565 as acceptable.
Forum: RV-10 08-04-2020, 08:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,327
Posted By jacoby
I just checked mine and they fit no issues. I...

I just checked mine and they fit no issues. I followed the instructions. I even have a slight misalignment between the spar and the reinforcement.

Before changing the hole size, measure your rod...
Forum: Alternative Engines 07-28-2020, 02:50 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 8,098
Posted By jacoby
It is possible. it comes down to a few factors:...

It is possible. it comes down to a few factors: energy/volume, compression ratio, and mixture. diesel (38.6 MJ/L) and jet a (35) both have a higher energy density than 100LL (31.6). So you're looking...
Forum: RV-10 07-26-2020, 08:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,426
Posted By jacoby
How hard you press shouldn’t make that much of a...

How hard you press shouldn’t make that much of a difference, as long as you go until it stops moving, something around 0.001” at best. You may have the same issue I had: the spring in the micro stop...
Forum: RV-10 07-23-2020, 03:52 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,690
Posted By jacoby
This is great news! It'll knock probably 100-200...

This is great news! It'll knock probably 100-200 hours off the -10 build time!

This may be a dumb question but what do you do if you have a final sized part that needs to mate to a non-final-sized...
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