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Forum: RV-7/7A 04-20-2021, 09:34 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 129,762
Posted By jjb

I am using a VPX-Pro and elected not to use a shunt per Vertical Power installation options.

But here is what I did. The ANL's are for main and standby B&C alternators.

I used .125 copper sheet...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-09-2021, 08:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 778
Posted By jjb
Adhesive For Clickbond Nutplates

I am using various Clickbond products in my RV-7 build, enough to keep a supply of the recommended Clickbond CB200-40 adhesive on hand. Depending on how many nutplates you plan to install, it is...
Forum: Close Calls / Lessons Learned 04-08-2021, 10:06 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 7,883
Posted By jjb
Another Thanks To OP and Follow Up Question

Many thanks for following up on the autopilot disconnect aspect. I am currently installing and wiring an almost identical dual G3X system, albeit in my RV-7 project, so this has been of...
Forum: Close Calls / Lessons Learned 03-30-2021, 07:53 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 7,883
Posted By jjb

Coming from an airline career, I also have a level of discomfort about video in the cockpit.

The OP clearly has a good safety attitude as shown by the willingness to make this public. But it is...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 03-22-2021, 01:42 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 383
Posted By jjb
FS: RV-3/4/6/7/8/9 Fuel Selector Valve, Brand New

Van's web store description:

“Kit supplied fuel selector valve for the RV-3/4/6/7/8/9. This 4 port valve can be plumbed for either 90 degree or 180 degree tank selection. Replacement of the older 3...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-16-2021, 01:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,867
Posted By jjb
It's not. Ninerbikes appears to be confusing...

It's not.

Ninerbikes appears to be confusing “model” with “category and class.”

In the case of a Sport Pilot certificate, FAR 61.321 only requires an authorized instructor check-out and logbook...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-16-2021, 11:56 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,867
Posted By jjb
FAR 61.51(e)(1)(iv) is not applicable to this...

FAR 61.51(e)(1)(iv) is not applicable to this situation.

That particular subpart applies to a “pilot performing the duties of pilot in command” who is authorized to log PIC time while someone else...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-16-2021, 10:30 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,867
Posted By jjb
Interesting Discussion

I am a CFII and also a licensed attorney (although by way of full confession not in practice, having attended law school, passed the bar exam, and practiced only as a way to pass time decades ago...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-17-2021, 08:22 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,044
Posted By jjb
Other Options?

I am in the process of self installing a dual G3X/GTN650 IFR system in my RV-7 project, so this discussion has been of interest.

The title of the original post refers to “other options”.

When I was...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-06-2021, 12:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 591
Posted By jjb
Artex 345 ELT Installation

I have installed the Artex 345 ELT in my RV-7 project per the Artex installation manual, and have installed the jumper to activate the G-switch.

I am a first time builder so would invite those who...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-04-2021, 09:42 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,956
Posted By jjb
DecalPRO Current Cost and Process Overview

I recently purchased a DecalPRO kit and the recommended laminator, Tamerica SM-330. The all in price including shipping was $271.28.

I found the process quite satisfactory for panel size lettering,...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-30-2021, 10:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 784
Posted By jjb
RV-7 Starter Contactor

I tried to stay as close to the plans as possible since I am using a stock Van's firewall forward and engine package, for which the standard firewall penetrations are designed.

I did move the...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-18-2021, 09:42 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,353
Posted By jjb
Another Vote For Clickbond

I also have used the Clickbond cable tie mounts and Clickbond two part methyl methacrylate adhesive, with good results, on both RV fiberglass and aluminum parts.

They are more expensive than...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-17-2021, 02:09 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,210
Posted By jjb
SS Tape On RV-7 Flaps

Much thanks to Ironflight and others for their much earlier posts on using SS tape from McMaster for this as an alternative for this purpose, which were helpful to me at that stage of my project.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-10-2021, 03:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 894
Posted By jjb
Halon On Lithium Battery Fires

FWIW, halon and plain water are recommended for lithium battery fires caused by typical size batteries in small electronic devices carried in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-10-2021, 01:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 894
Posted By jjb
Questions On Element Fire Extinguisher

The small form factor for the Element fire extinguisher no doubt makes it attractive compared to a traditional Halon bottle for those of us builders looking at fire extinguishers.

While the...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-08-2021, 06:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,123
Posted By jjb
RV-7 Tailwheel Fuel Line Fuselage Penetration

I am a first time builder, with an RV-7 tailwheel QB fuselage. The QB fuselage already had a pilot hole drilled for the fuel line. Attached is a picture of the area on mine, which is built with no...
Forum: RV-14 12-28-2020, 02:40 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,528
Posted By jjb

In addition to the solid research on the subject, I can only provide an anecdotal example of why I have chosen Halon for my RV and Cessna, in addition to the above post about the discharge of large...
Forum: RV-14 12-28-2020, 11:19 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,528
Posted By jjb

Online discussions about Halon fire extinguishers invariably include an opinion that if you discharge Halon into an enclosed space, oxygen will be depleted and you will be unable to breathe. ...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-14-2020, 01:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 619
Posted By jjb
IBBS Charging and Bus Voltage Sensing

I have recently spent time planning the installation of VPX-PRO and IBBS systems for my RV-7 build.

The installation manual for my IBBS-12V-6ah states:

"Pin 5 provides charging and bus voltage...
Forum: Safety 11-01-2020, 09:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,805
Posted By jjb
Excellent Post Eddie P

Very well said Eddie P, David Harris and others, especially Eddie P’s thoughts about private “infractions,” and the “thin line”.

I have had the good fortune to live in CO all my life, and like many...
Forum: Safety 10-16-2020, 07:37 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,372
Posted By jjb
Requested Colorado PIREP Downwind Of Mt Princeton

With the winds aloft conditions this morning the OP observed in the above post, here are some PIREPS from, specifically in the origin and destination areas of the proposed...
Forum: Safety 10-15-2020, 06:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,372
Posted By jjb
Colorado Pilot Perspective

Based on my experience flying both airliners and light general aviation aircraft into all the Colo Front Range airports, from both the east over the plains and the west over the Rockies, what you...
Forum: Safety 10-15-2020, 05:28 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,372
Posted By jjb
Colorado Pilot Perspective

Others with mountain flying experience are invited to comment because more input is better in this situation.

The general rule around here (SW Colorado) and published in various places is not to fly...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-23-2020, 02:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,741
Posted By jjb
Stainless Steel Nutplates

No opinion on whether stainless steel is non-magnetic “enough” for OP’s needs or whether non ferrous is even necessary for OP’s application, but stainless steel nutplates are easily...
Forum: Fiberglass 09-17-2020, 06:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,127
Posted By jjb
Clickbond Sources

I have purchased some individual #6 Clickbond nutplates from the shop in Utah, and at the time they offered an RV wingtip kit on their old website.

I used them to fasten the landing light lens to...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-11-2020, 10:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 923
Posted By jjb
RV-7 QB Wing Rear Spar Trimming

It had to be done on my RV-7 QB wings. I completed this a few months ago.

I did it gradually to avoid initially removing too much material on the spar, cutting outside the lines at first, checking...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-16-2020, 12:15 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 9,920
Posted By jjb
Much Appreciate This Book

Here we have one of the recognized experts on all things RV, that has more years of experience in the experimental aircraft world than some of us RV’ers have years on the earth, and who has at no...
Forum: Safety 07-31-2020, 05:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,847
Posted By jjb
Aspen Owner, RV Builder Perspective

I have an Aspen PFD and MFD in my 172, installed in 2008. Admittedly that amounts to a $500 saddle on a $100 horse, but it has been a good family airplane with a lot of utility. They are good...
Forum: Fiberglass 07-25-2020, 05:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,202
Posted By jjb
I am at this point in my RV-7 project. I also...

I am at this point in my RV-7 project. I also feel that my wingtips as delivered had far too much flex in the fiberglass surface to be able to withstand any inadvertent pressure over the service...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 10-01-2019, 10:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,608
Posted By jjb
ABQ Int'l Balloon Fiesta

Have attended several years in past as both pilot and spectator.

For spectators, early launches require very early wakeups due to heavy traffic getting to Fiesta field.

Recommend lodging close to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-19-2019, 10:09 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 52,607
Posted By jjb
Question On ASA Cowl Flap Actuator and VPX

The VPX installation manual on Page 16, Paragraph 4.12 states to not use the VPX to power linear actuator motors that have a possibility of binding at the end of their travel.

I also am planning to...
Forum: RV-14 06-03-2019, 09:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,759
Posted By jjb
Second Vote For Cherrymax

Not a -14, but the same situation occurs on -7 wing when installing SB-03-28 on a QB wing.

Cherrymax CR3213-4-5 for the -7 wing at least.

My skills were not up to bucking a rivet there, and it...
Forum: Texas (South) 03-25-2019, 11:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 858
Posted By jjb
Used Both With Good Experience But $$$ Overnight Parking

Been there several times in the past two years in a Cessna 172. Have used both Signature and Atlantic. At both treated very well, same as if driving the heavy metal on their ramps. Atlantic...
Forum: Painting your RV 01-07-2019, 09:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,185
Posted By jjb
First Time Builder RV-7 Doing It

My empennage, flight control surfaces and QB wings have all been finished, fully painted, and vinyl graphics applied.

An unanticipated benefit for me was the increased motivation to build on created...
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