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Forum: RV-7/7A Yesterday, 08:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 313
Posted By wirejock
Extras

If you need a list to get through fuse stage, add all the fiberglass stuff. Maybe add primer and paint for the interior.
Call and ask for an inventory of the Finishing and Firewall Forward kits. They...
Forum: RV-7/7A Yesterday, 11:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 978
Posted By wirejock
Oil Cooler Parts

Here's the list
Vans
EA OIL COOLER 20006A OIL COOLER I(O)-540
VA-186 OIL COOLER MNT RV-10
VA-187 4" FLANGED DUCT
VENT SCAT 4"-4" Vent Scat Hose By The Foot

Aircraft Spruce
TCW Butterfly Valve 4"...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 01-22-2022, 06:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 433
Posted By wirejock
Stainless

Yes. Whatever the reason. Best of luck.
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 01-22-2022, 04:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 433
Posted By wirejock
Steel fittings

Eliminate the "D" and you get steel part numbers.
Forum: Fiberglass 01-22-2022, 03:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 456
Posted By wirejock
Cloud

That's my concern. The particles from mixing are nothing compared to the cloud from sanding. Yes, I wear a respirator and today I used a vacuum attached to the sander.
Particles don't magically...
Forum: Fiberglass 01-22-2022, 09:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 456
Posted By wirejock
Delete

Maybe the Moderators should delete this thread. I don't want anyone, including mysef, to incur liability.
Forum: Fiberglass 01-21-2022, 06:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 456
Posted By wirejock
Tip measuring micro

We all use Micro Balloons mixed in epoxy as a filler. It works great, but what happens if you need another batch? The different batches are slightly different densities and sand at different rates....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-21-2022, 11:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 177
Posted By wirejock
Windshield trim

I layed up the windshield fairing as one piece. It was popped off, finished then Sikaflexed in place. Two clips on the windshield. One each side. They are hidden under the trim.
I did it just in case...
Forum: RV-10 01-21-2022, 11:19 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 751
Posted By wirejock
Two person riveting

I can't quantify on the 10 but I would estimate 48 man/hours.
Basically any rivet you can't reach with both hands.
Empennage: No problem on the 7, but the 10 has a bigger HS. Maybe one...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-21-2022, 10:59 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,187
Posted By wirejock
Redimple

Scott
Ive been asked and never tested.
Is it possible to redimple an under dimpled hole to correct it?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-20-2022, 07:19 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 11,457
Posted By wirejock
Not all of that is used. In fact, there's quite a...

Not all of that is used. In fact, there's quite a bit of waste.

I calculated square feet on my 7 to figure out paint quantity. It's not Vans figures but a reasonable attempt using a tape...
Forum: RV-10 01-20-2022, 06:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 751
Posted By wirejock
Ambidextrous

It's sort of necessary. Builder has to learn all skills with either hand :D
Forum: RV-10 01-20-2022, 04:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 751
Posted By wirejock
Pounding rivets

Funny. This is exactly why I encourage Mentorship.
I prefer the gun and bar and rarely use my pneumatic.
Personal preference. It's all about what you like.

Consider the cleko pliers excercise. I...
Forum: Fiberglass 01-20-2022, 04:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,216
Posted By wirejock
Popped the pimples

Seems like there's a show about popping pimples. Ok. Joking aside.
Pimples have been popped. Top cowl is sanded. Huge job I do not want to repeat.

What should I do next?
I think a new application of...
Forum: Fiberglass 01-20-2022, 10:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,216
Posted By wirejock
Tips

Thanks for the tips.
This stuff will be sanded off today and I'll try again.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-20-2022, 09:41 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,187
Posted By wirejock
Dimples

The dimples near your hand look better but still under. The ones at the top are very under dimpled.
I see no burnish marks. You may want to try some Cleveland dies.
I prefer a C-frame.
Forum: Fiberglass 01-19-2022, 08:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,216
Posted By wirejock
Epoxy

Same as every other part I've done.
Skim with neat epoxy.
Cure 30
Skim with neat epoxy
Cure 30
Skim with micro.
I probably wasn't forcing the epoxy into the holes. Should be easy to find them after...
Forum: RV-14 01-19-2022, 08:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 452
Posted By wirejock
Jigs

I know they are not required but jigs made the wings easy. I had two sets so both wings were assembled at the same time. Never had to move them till they were done.
Forum: Fiberglass 01-19-2022, 08:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,216
Posted By wirejock
Squeegee

I thought I did. Clearly I need an industrial size squeegee! Round two after this mess gets sanded off!
Forum: Fiberglass 01-19-2022, 07:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,216
Posted By wirejock
Cowl with zits

Ever seen a cowl go through puberty and get some serious acne zits? Click on the photo and zoom.
Go ahead and laugh. I did.
Long day of work gone. Oh bother. At least it's easy to find all the...
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 01-19-2022, 06:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 744
Posted By wirejock
Forums

Wow. I'm gonna set up a puter in tthe shop. Tons of great content. Thanks
https://www.eaa.org/eaa/aircraft-building/homebuilders-week/schedule
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-19-2022, 09:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,437
Posted By wirejock
Heat muffs

He will custom fab the muffs. Call him.
Forum: Safety 01-18-2022, 05:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,387
Posted By wirejock
Extinguisher

Wow! Very cool.
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-17-2022, 11:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 978
Posted By wirejock
Oil cooler

That's how mine is set up. RV10 mount, ccooler and a 4" butterfly valve. I installed nutplates for the mount in case I needed to work in the space. The cooler can be unbolted and the mount...
Forum: RV-10 01-16-2022, 09:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,353
Posted By wirejock
CDI

Same here. CDI. Someone mentioned they make torque wrenches for Snap On.

I have a 1/4" in/lb and a 3/8" ft/lb. I also have a 1/4" torque screwdriver. Handy for really low settings down to 5 in/lbs....
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-16-2022, 04:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,139
Posted By wirejock
1/4-28

The countersink cutters are threaded 1/4-28 just like the threaded bits and deburring tools.
Fits a threaded bit extension or the 90 degree adapter or the speed deburring handle.
I also ran a die...
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 01-15-2022, 06:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,732
Posted By wirejock
Switch

DAR would require it fire missiles as labeled. FAA is funny that way.:D
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-15-2022, 12:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 700
Posted By wirejock
Tighten switch nuts

They are not tightend. Guess I'll face that bridge when I get there. Initial plan is to use very thin washers. Like everything we do, it's experimental!



I've sat in it, layed down in it, crawled...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-15-2022, 10:51 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 249
Posted By wirejock
Holes

Depends on the hole. Big holes should have a section of aluminum riveted over them to maintain structural integrity. I would run a screw in abandoned screw holes.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-15-2022, 09:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 700
Posted By wirejock
Blog link

Sorry, I don't have it on my signature anymore.
http://wirejockrv7a.blogspot.com
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-14-2022, 07:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 700
Posted By wirejock
Rudder pedals

Whoops. RV7A. Those are equipment panels. I should have moved them for the photo.
They are mounted between the panel and subpanel with hinges. They can swing out forward or aft or remove by pulling...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-14-2022, 05:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 700
Posted By wirejock
Instrument Panel Vinyl Skin

It worked. No electronics. They are on order and six months away. Switches and stuff are loosely mounted for the photo.

There was a learning curve and a few industry secrets I had to learn, but the...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-12-2022, 05:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 687
Posted By wirejock
Suggestions

Thanks everyone for the suggestions. It helps so much. Looks like that one got skinned quite a few different ways. Very cool.
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-11-2022, 03:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 687
Posted By wirejock
Oil Door

I've become very careful about chopping holes lately. I ordered a hinge (OIL DOOR HINGE 4640, Part #: 12-04708) and Latch (CESSNA LATCH KM610-64, Part #: 06-00676). I'll wait to cut the hole and door...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-09-2022, 05:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 834
Posted By wirejock
Comments

Wow! Thanks. Very kind.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-09-2022, 04:41 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,279
Posted By wirejock
Gaps

Follow up. This may help someone working on the cowl.
If you have a gap along the firewall or split line, try this tip.
Grab that cheap black electrical tape. Harbor Freight 10 rolls.
Lay down a...
Forum: Propellers 01-08-2022, 09:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 858
Posted By wirejock
Props

Kitplanes (Paul) ran an excellent article on prop selection recently.
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-07-2022, 05:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 395
Posted By wirejock
Oil cooler

Working FWF. IO-360-M1B. Bigger RV10 oil cooler and mount on the firewall. Butterfly valve.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-07-2022, 09:46 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,279
Posted By wirejock
Baffle

Thanks
I'm not there yet but the plan is neoprene sock sleeves to connect the inlets to the plenum. Remove the top cowl, pull the socks back, drop the bottom cowl.

It shouldn't need to move forward....
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-07-2022, 09:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 227
Posted By wirejock
Air tool oil

A few drops in the air inlet. Wrap a rag around it for the first use. It will spew oil vapor.
Do not oil a pneumatic squeezer.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-06-2022, 06:04 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,279
Posted By wirejock
Cowl mod

If you do this mod, the standard Skybolts don't work above the inlets. The material is much thicker.
I think these are the correct part numbers.
SK-O14S Grommet
SK40S5-8S Stud
A few floating...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-05-2022, 06:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 571
Posted By wirejock
Expand canopy

I.agree with removing and rebinding. A guitar "E"" string will slice right through the Sika. When the fit is corrected, wipe with Sika Aktivator. Apply a little Sika and rebond. It sticks to itself...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-05-2022, 05:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 276
Posted By wirejock
Practice kits

Don't spend a bunch of money building a tool box.
Find a local, or Loco :D, Mentor. Build one of the Christmas present kits. Drill it apart then rebuild it. By the end of the rebuild, you will have...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-05-2022, 10:45 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,279
Posted By wirejock
Cowl mod

This one's for Dan.
I did it. It's not pretty yet but it fits. Inlets are part of the bottom cowl.
Thanks for all your helpful tips.
20563

20564

20565
Forum: Fiberglass 01-05-2022, 10:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 952
Posted By wirejock
Micro

Dan's the Man!
Remember, Flox is structural. It's really hard and won't sand at the same rate as the surrounding area. If I need to build up a hole or cavity, I usually try to encapsulate it between...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-05-2022, 09:44 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,183
Posted By wirejock
Paint booth

I made a temporary paint booth for big stuff. I live in CO @ 7500'.
I purchased a bunch of plant hangars. They are steel "S" shaped 1/4" rod. They were slipped over the garage door frames. They allow...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-04-2022, 04:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 847
Posted By wirejock
Bucking bars

Set of these are very handy and easy to fabricate. I use them for holding dies for dimpling and also to drive out drilled rivets. I also have a ram with a hole to accept dies and a pin punch for...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-03-2022, 11:44 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 184,402
Posted By wirejock
Wood block

It's a good idea, and it works, but...
I've built a lot of furniture. Wood has hard and soft areas. Drill bit may find a soft or hard area and wander off creating an oval hole. Bore a shallow hole in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-02-2022, 05:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 970
Posted By wirejock
Fiberglass

My canopy skirt has 5 layers. Alternating seams and weave direction.
Popped it off. Prepped. Sikaflexed. Painted.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-01-2022, 08:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,001
Posted By wirejock
Torque seal

Treat it as an indicator the fastener has been torqued at least once. In the case mentioned, apply it to the bolt head over the edge and on to the brake reservoir. Personally, I remove it if a...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-01-2022, 12:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 834
Posted By wirejock
Canopy

Hopefully somone will step up but feel free to reach out. Shoot me an e-mail for my phone number. Happy to help remotely.
Forum: Texas (South) 12-31-2021, 06:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 473
Posted By wirejock
Part #

Helps a lot if you post the plans part number and the part number Vans sent. A photo also helps. If memory serves, it has an RV7 VS.
Forum: Painting your RV 12-27-2021, 09:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 660
Posted By wirejock
Paint

Mask any areas you plan to use adhesive. Cover anything you don't want painted. Overspray goes everywhere.
Forum: Painting your RV 12-27-2021, 09:28 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 408
Posted By wirejock
Paint problems

Excellent information. Thanks Dan
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-24-2021, 04:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,322
Posted By wirejock
Trim

I seem to recall trimming off the interference plus adjusting the tip accordingly.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-24-2021, 09:34 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,233
Posted By wirejock
Mentor

Answers (opinions) below in red.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-23-2021, 08:46 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,233
Posted By wirejock
New builder

Answers below in RED
Forum: RV-9/9A 12-21-2021, 08:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 667
Posted By wirejock
Angle

Yes on the 7 and probably the same for the 9. Square it up to the baffle. The angle will have a hole and the steel angle on the fuse will have a slot. They overlap about an inch. The steel angle on...
Forum: Primers 12-20-2021, 09:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 911
Posted By wirejock
Mashed potatoes

How about thinned mashed potatoes? Sorry. Couldn't resist.
Lots of choices. SEM for rattle can self etch.
Akzo or Kirker Enduro Prime for 2K Epoxy
P60G2 for super light wash primer
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-19-2021, 09:42 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 13,634
Posted By wirejock
Donation

That's why I update my signature. Every year since I started building. 7 years?:D
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-18-2021, 06:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,024
Posted By wirejock
Rivet

Bummer. Easy to drill it.
Forum: Fiberglass 12-18-2021, 09:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 666
Posted By wirejock
Flox

I wanted some sandable structural edge. They needed a little cut off.
The wingtips were hung from the garage frame. Taped the open edge to form a dam. Some flox was mixed and applied with a popsicle...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-17-2021, 08:38 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 13,634
Posted By wirejock
Prices and delays

Thankfully I am on the tail end working the cowl and instrument panel. I feel for budding builders. Delays and price increases are not good news. I do feel Vans could do better with communication....
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-16-2021, 05:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 876
Posted By wirejock
Dynon

Yep. Just placed my order to AFS for my panel-less panel. I should be okay with their timeline. I actually prefer they resolve the issue with a redesign so I don't face future parts availability...
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