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Forum: Electrical Systems Today, 01:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 144
Posted By wirejock
AFS

Yes, but the ACS is under the Advanced side so if you call Dynon to talk about it, they send you to AFS Tech Support. Unless something canged in the last week.
Forum: Electrical Systems Today, 12:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 144
Posted By wirejock
Advanced Control Panel

Call and discuss their Advanced Control Panel and Panel-Less panel. Basically a VPX except all the circuits are pre wired and terminated. You get all the electronics and their harnesses pre tested....
Forum: Fiberglass Today, 12:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 822
Posted By wirejock
Air supply

Thanks Steve.
I really am enjoying this discussion and your insight.
Since the engine and baffles are not installed, I have lots opportunity to play.
Latest iteration is going to be a Vans 4" flange...
Forum: Fiberglass Today, 10:18 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 822
Posted By wirejock
Butterfly valve

Ok. Getting closer. I will order one and try it.

This is a facinating disccussion but it seems we are missing a point.
What is the air doing inside the baffles while it fights to get through a flat...
Forum: Fiberglass Today, 09:25 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 822
Posted By wirejock
Butterfly valve

Anyone know how this could be attached to the...
Forum: Fiberglass Yesterday, 10:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 822
Posted By wirejock
Terms

Please explain. How should the air flow from the hole in #4 baffle be metered and directed to the oil cooler?
I haven't assembled the baffles yet so now is the time to build it right. Using the...
Forum: Fiberglass Yesterday, 09:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 822
Posted By wirejock
Duct

Now I'm wondering if I should have shaped in some direction. Oh bother. Good practice.
Forum: Fiberglass Yesterday, 04:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 822
Posted By wirejock
Neat epoxy

Two coats of neat epoxy
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Forum: Fiberglass 03-02-2021, 08:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 822
Posted By wirejock
Micro

Here it is slathered in micro.
Next final sand
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Forum: Fiberglass 03-02-2021, 05:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 822
Posted By wirejock
Oil Cooler Shroud

Anti Splat makes some awesome products but I wasn't crazy about the size of the oil cooler shroud. Time to fabricate. I will post progress.
Start with a 3-7/8" plug. Final shroud should be pretty...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-01-2021, 09:47 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,974
Posted By wirejock
Old thread

Folks. This is an old (2007) thread. David revived it with a question about riveting J-Stiffeners to the skins before riveting skins to the fuse.
See his quote above.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-01-2021, 09:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 434
Posted By wirejock
NACA

Same part number as the two that I installed on my fuse.
Proseal and neodymium magnets.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-28-2021, 02:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 352
Posted By wirejock
Drilling the Stainless Firewall

I'm sure this isn't the proper way but maybe it will help someone a little.

Don't assume you're perfect measurements and punch marks will result in aligned holes when drilling stainless. Stainless...
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 02-28-2021, 12:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 464
Posted By wirejock
Lift

That is so cool. I'm tempted to get one for working on the cars.
I don't get it. $25 That's too cheap. What's the catch. Maybe $500 to ship?
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-28-2021, 12:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 312
Posted By wirejock
Plans

E-mail forwarded with plans.
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-28-2021, 10:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 312
Posted By wirejock
USB

All the drawings are on the USB. Any copy store can print 11x17.
If you want full size, get them from Vans.
Most are OP drawings except DWG19 has all the penetrations. Yiu want a current version if...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-27-2021, 05:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 383
Posted By wirejock
Nickel and dime

Love how we nickle and dime on a Firewall Pass Thru then blow $30K on an engine. :D
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-27-2021, 04:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 383
Posted By wirejock
Bowden Cable Firewall Pass Thru

I can't take credit for this. Dan Langhout posted it back in 2011 but I can't find it. Thank goodness I saved a pdf copy.

These are the fittings I found worked best.
Aluminum will certainly work....
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-27-2021, 03:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,974
Posted By wirejock
J-stringers

One on each maybe but getting the skin in place with all the J-stiffeners would be tricky. Cleko them on and try it. Maybe it's possible. Always practice something before attempting it on the...
Forum: Fiberglass 02-27-2021, 11:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 429
Posted By wirejock
Mix by weight

Read every thread Dan Horton posted. I wrote as much as I could in a document. Fiberglass. Look in my blog.
Harbor fright has some nice small digital scales as well. I keep epoxy and hardener in...
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-26-2021, 10:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,672
Posted By wirejock
FOT

That's where I was thinking. It's yet another Spruce order in the mail!
Thanks
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-26-2021, 09:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,672
Posted By wirejock
Layout

Thanks Greg.
Looks like I got pretty close to your layout.
Still have the FOT to drill and maybe a couple other little things.
Almost there.
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Forum: RV-9/9A 02-26-2021, 05:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 979
Posted By wirejock
Bag 983

BAG 983 HARDWARE ITEMS
AN310-6 NUT,CASTLE 3/8
AN365-624A NUT,STOP 3/8-24
AN6-12A AN BOLT
AN6-14 AN BOLT
AN6-23A AN BOLT
BUSH-ST.375X688X375 STEEL...
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-26-2021, 05:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 979
Posted By wirejock
Heater control

It's not on another plate. It has a silicone gasket. Two holes for bolts from the inside and a 2" hole for the heat flange.
I bought the FWF kit but deleted several items like governor, exhaust,...
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-26-2021, 11:08 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,252
Posted By wirejock
Ground

I would start with the ground for the lights.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-25-2021, 05:30 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,023
Posted By wirejock
Best build

At your age, sit the family down and have a serious discussion about the mission, budget and time committment. Anything over two is the RV10 and it's going to take quite a bite out of your family...
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-25-2021, 05:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 979
Posted By wirejock
Photo

Duncan
Mine is a 7A, IO360M1B with the new mount and gear.
Maybe this photo will help.
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Forum: RV-7/7A 02-25-2021, 04:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,672
Posted By wirejock
Pass through locations

More questions
I searched and looked at every photo I could find.
I even called Vans. They basically said put stuff anywhere you want but watch for stiffeners and engine mount.
I have two pass...
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-25-2021, 04:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 979
Posted By wirejock
Firewall Forward

The plans are there. Look carefully at the legends and notes. It's pretty confusing.
Heater control was fine for my IO360M1B. Just under the recess. Scat is angled Starboard. I bought a stainless...
Forum: My RV Build Project 02-25-2021, 11:31 AM
Replies: 667
Views: 226,862
Posted By wirejock
Congratulations

Congratulations Jereme. That is so awesome.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-25-2021, 09:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 296
Posted By wirejock
Fire seal

That's what I did for that exact reason. I added a 4-40 nut to each cleko for extra tension.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-25-2021, 09:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,423
Posted By wirejock
Suppliers

Amazon has it. Costs about $40 but free shipping with a Prime account.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-24-2021, 07:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,331
Posted By wirejock
Oil cooler shroud

Allan

Talk about timing. I just mounted the oil cooler to my firewall. That's exactly what I need.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-24-2021, 10:29 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,067
Posted By wirejock
AN826

The AN826 will supply MP to two P-mags but what about MP to the EMS?
Don't you still need another "T" somewhere?
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-21-2021, 05:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 979
Posted By wirejock
Fuel line

Check your plans. On the 7A the fuel pump doubler is not of any use because the electric fuel pump is in the tunnel.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-21-2021, 05:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 803
Posted By wirejock
Education

Welcome
You're on the right track. Use the time to find a Mentor and learn good technique. Help others. The skills will serve you well when you make the decision. Airventure is a great learning tool....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-21-2021, 12:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 668
Posted By wirejock
B&C

Anyone ask B&C Tech Support. They have equipment all over the Expimental and Certified market. Seems like they would know best.
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-21-2021, 12:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,755
Posted By wirejock
Canopy skirt

That is some beautiful canopy and skirt work.
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-21-2021, 10:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 979
Posted By wirejock
Firewall

I'm working FWF on my 7A slider with new gear and mount. There may be similarities so here's what I've found so far specific to the new gear on the 7A.
1. There are a couple revised drawings. Call...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-20-2021, 05:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 436
Posted By wirejock
CherryMax

Agree. Ask Vans first. CherryMax has intermediate sizes so you may not have to go to #5.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-20-2021, 11:25 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,395
Posted By wirejock
Scope

Brilliant! Scope out that stem.
Forum: RV-14 02-19-2021, 06:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,224
Posted By wirejock
I feel your pain. 30 years in IT. :D

I feel your pain. 30 years in IT. :D
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-19-2021, 09:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 307
Posted By wirejock
Mentor

Welcome. What he said. I concur. Books and videos are great. No replacement for hands on. A mentor will teach good practices and correct bad ones before they become natural.
I'm so lucky to have...
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-17-2021, 10:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,982
Posted By wirejock
Ray How do you plan to connect to the...

Ray
How do you plan to connect to the baffle?
Where did you move the mixture & prop control cables?

I'm doing similar. I am planning to install Vans Oil Cooler Vent on the baffle and a fiberglass...
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-16-2021, 11:24 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,263
Posted By wirejock
Vans response

Here is Sterling's reply

"I am glad to hear you found all of these parts. As for an answer on what is the best attachment I will leave this argument up to the good people of VAF to hash out. I like...
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-16-2021, 11:03 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,263
Posted By wirejock
Apology

I need to apologize. I found the plan on the USB and in my stack. I was looking at the corner and Date Drawn.
Note 3 clearly shows a revision date 04/30/2019
I found the FF-00096, FF-00097A &...
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-15-2021, 10:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,263
Posted By wirejock
New

I have an e-mail trade going with Sterling. I don't mind a change but I wish Vans would explain and provide the parts and plans. No paper plan and my new USB doesn't have the drawing. Sterling sent...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-15-2021, 06:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 546
Posted By wirejock
NACA

Sprayed mine with the same Jet Flex as the interior. Don't spray the contact surface if you plan to glue them with proseal. I used proseal and neodymium magnets.
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-15-2021, 10:39 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,263
Posted By wirejock
Retrofit Kit

I'm building the same model. 7A SLider, IO-360-M1B, New gear and mount. I'm totally confused. I don't understand Sterling's response. Is the retrofit kit required?
Also, I don't have a DWG45(R3). I...
Forum: Safety 02-14-2021, 03:55 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,300
Posted By wirejock
Exposure

I wonder about all those ingorant years. Back in th 80s, I remember watching mechanics blast the brakes with compressed air. Never did myself, but watched many a cloud form in the shop. I try to...
Forum: Primers 02-13-2021, 07:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,075
Posted By wirejock
Kirker Epoxy primer

Take a look at Kirker products. Also sold as Eastwood and Summit. Enduro Prime is a DTM 2K Epoxy primer.
Gallon of Kirker Enduro Prime is $72
Catalyst is $52

I'm a fan of SEM and Napa 7220 too.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-13-2021, 03:59 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,584
Posted By wirejock
Insurance

Just another thought. I vaguely remember a conversation about my time with Gallagher. Seems like they would reimburse some hourly rate. Might be worth a call. Not that a claim would ever be filed but...
Forum: Tools 02-13-2021, 03:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 409
Posted By wirejock
Cheapo

My puller is a cheapo. Built two RV7s and still going. Not sure the swivel matters. I never swivel unless Sweetie takes me dancin' :D
Forum: Painting your RV 02-13-2021, 03:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 289
Posted By wirejock
Primer

Agree. Leave it bare or pick a good epoxy primer. Choose a color you like and shoot it. Easy to touch up.
Forum: Tools 02-13-2021, 11:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 409
Posted By wirejock
Pulled rivet tool

What Terry said. Buy the swivel unit and grind the nose. I do have the expensive close quarters tool. Got it before the business sold and price quadrupled. Awesome tool when I need it but 99% of the...
Forum: Interiors 02-12-2021, 11:38 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,042
Posted By wirejock
Name

Name please.
Forum: Painting your RV 02-12-2021, 10:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 776
Posted By wirejock
Devilbiss

Devilbiss FLG. Mine is an older #3 but it works. 3M 200 micron 6oz PPS cups. Cups are displosable and allow painting any orientation. I use a 1.8 for primer and 1.3 for finish paint.
Been wanting to...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-11-2021, 04:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 469
Posted By wirejock
Heat muff

Did you order the standard or additional length?
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-11-2021, 11:32 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,181
Posted By wirejock
Tungsten bar

That's the one. Handy little bar. I usually tape the heavier one as close to the work as possible for extra mass. Helps set the rivet faster. I know I used it for most of the tricky rivets. There's...
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-11-2021, 09:40 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,181
Posted By wirejock
Thin tungsten bar

I have a thin tungsten bucking bar. Can't remember where I got it. It's about 1/4" thick and maybe 1x4 with one end angled. I sometimes tape the bigger cousin to it for even more mass. That's what I...
Forum: RV-14 02-10-2021, 07:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 735
Posted By wirejock
Paint shop

If you plan to use a paint shop, don't put anything on the outside. Most likely they will charge you to strip it off. They can't warranty a paint job if they didn't prep the surface.
That said, you...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-10-2021, 04:20 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 324
Posted By wirejock
RV-10 Oil Cooler plans

Does anyone have pdf plans for the RV10 Niagara 20006A Oil Cooler Firewall mount?
Photos of it installed on a 7A firewall would be even better.
I have these and it looks like it will fit just fine...
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-09-2021, 10:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 275
Posted By wirejock
VPX vs ACM

They are similar, as electronic breakers, but very different in other ways. I originally planned for the VPX Pro and even created schematics. Last week, I spent a bunch of time on the phone with ACS....
Forum: RV-14 02-08-2021, 07:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 694
Posted By wirejock
SC-15

Not sure what the stock tint is on the 14, but I do have the SC-15 on my 7A Slider. It's UV blocking. 80% I think. Maybe higher. Very little tint.
I have several scraps. Shoot me an e-mail with...
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