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Forum: RV-7/7A Yesterday, 04:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 530
Posted By wirejock
Lift

Almost done but first a couple observations.
Turns out, it only takes about 2"-3" of lift to get the tires off the ground. Stability seems to be the biggest problem. Keeping whatever lift mechanism...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines Yesterday, 04:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,607
Posted By wirejock
That's the plan although I have no idea what...

That's the plan although I have no idea what tweaking a plug means. :D
I figure if I can R&R the plugs in the back two cylinders of a late model V8, I can get plugs in or out of my Lycoming. I can...
Forum: RV-7/7A Yesterday, 03:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 115
Posted By wirejock
There is a minimum dimension on the plans, I...

There is a minimum dimension on the plans, I think, for minimum distance from the firewall. I assumed that was how far the weldment moves in either direction. That said, mine isn't flying and I'm...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines Yesterday, 12:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,607
Posted By wirejock
Spark plug socket

I just looked at mine. My plug socket has a hex shaped end for a wrench. Used it many times in tight spaces. No need to try and fish an extension through those holes so I'm going to seal them.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines Yesterday, 10:26 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,607
Posted By wirejock
Spark plug wires

I bought two of these. Requires a little cutting and drilling but they fit perfect. I'll try and figure out where I got them. I haven't plugged the access holes yet but plan a couple pieces of...
Forum: RV-7/7A Yesterday, 08:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 530
Posted By wirejock
Lift

I will post when it's finished. I'm still playing with the blocks to find the most stable combination.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News Yesterday, 08:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 512
Posted By wirejock
Organizing

Similar. I bought a rolling base and chest. Don't buy cheap. Mine is a Home Depot and the drawers won't stay closed. Really annoying. I also have a really nice one for all the auto tools. I like...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-25-2022, 05:23 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,820
Posted By wirejock
Baffle seals

Just to help the data, would you add Model, Engine, Induction, etc. Helps to compare apples to apples.
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-25-2022, 01:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 530
Posted By wirejock
Lift

I didn't care for the HF hydraulic table. No lock out to prevent it from leak down. I bought the 1500lb aluminum motorcycle lift. It has a lockout to prevent dropping.
Also went to Home Depot and...
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-25-2022, 08:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 530
Posted By wirejock
Lift

I'm going to work the wheel pants & gear leg fairings. She has no wings. How else can I lift the fuse and make it level long and lat? I plan to make a cradle with a couple 2" boards to fit the center...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-25-2022, 08:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 811
Posted By wirejock
Hauling wings

I hauled mine flat on moving blankets with more blankets in-between and on top. I'm not a fan of hauling something heavy and fragile vertically with all the forces focused on the cradle area. One big...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-24-2022, 07:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 994
Posted By wirejock
Vinyl

In that case it's personal preference. Buy a sample set of 3M 2080. Or, if you have a narrow selection, buy 12x12 samples. Colors don't look the same as on the computer. You want to see the actual...
Forum: Painting your RV 06-24-2022, 06:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 474
Posted By wirejock
Sanding

Depends on sanding method. The goal is an abraded surface free of contaminants. As Larry mentioned, wet sanding with a mild soap solution accomplishes both. A rinse removes the residual. If water...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-24-2022, 05:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 994
Posted By wirejock
Vinyl skin

Mine is 3M 1080 Carbon Fiber vinyl.
The beauty of a skin designed in CAD and Adobe Illustrator is the skin is repeatable. The first skin was printed black on white and used to cut the panel holes. It...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-24-2022, 02:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 994
Posted By wirejock
Vinyl skin

You could have the whole panel printed on vinyl.
Here's the draft magazine article on how it was done.
https://wirejockrv7a.blogspot.com/p/vinyl-instrument-panel-skin.html
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Forum: RV-7/7A 06-24-2022, 01:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 530
Posted By wirejock
Elastomeric gear

Ok. I switched gears. Waiting on back order parts.
I'm working on the gear and wheel pants and bottom cowl gear slot.
How much does the elastomeric gear move from full weightbto off the ground?
I...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 06-24-2022, 01:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,047
Posted By wirejock
Hinge

Yep. That's same as mine. I used P4 hinge material.
Hope you find the fix. Keep us posted.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 06-24-2022, 11:28 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,047
Posted By wirejock
Hinge

I don't think adding that much forward will help movement at the aft side. Plus, getting that pin in is going to be a challange. How far aft is the hinge?
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-24-2022, 11:16 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,820
Posted By wirejock
Ryan What are the "little inter-baffle"...

Ryan
What are the "little inter-baffle" holes?



Dan
I wrapped mine almost exactly the same as your photos. Thx
If I understand, you recommend a bead on the baffle that seals where the cylinder wrap...
Forum: Reviews 06-24-2022, 11:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 696
Posted By wirejock
Bifocals

Wow! Thanks. That was above and beyond.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-24-2022, 09:20 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,820
Posted By wirejock
Ultra Black

It is a good product. Available in big caulk gun style tubes too. For anyone just starting the sealing process, prices are all over the place. Wally is cheapest on commercual packages. Buy about...
Forum: Painting your RV 06-24-2022, 08:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 474
Posted By wirejock
Estes

You probably drove right past our house (airplane factory). Stop by next time you visit your son.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-23-2022, 07:48 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,820
Posted By wirejock
Seals

Sort of what I've been doing. I used Permetex Ultra Black per Dan's recommendations. Most of the seals so far were a strip of fiberglass impregated with Ultra Black.
Do you think the same technique...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-23-2022, 07:42 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,820
Posted By wirejock
Shop heads

Really? It's a doubler on a non structural part. You guys. I'll whack them again. Can we get back to sealing holes please?
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-23-2022, 06:22 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,820
Posted By wirejock
Shop heads

Nope. I have measured every rivet on my bird from the start. Two holes in each rivet gauge. Min & Perfect (1.5D). If min fits, they get a bit more till they fit the perfect hole. Over 16,000. Baffle...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-23-2022, 04:45 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,820
Posted By wirejock
RTV

Guess I will goop those holes before first flight. Too much maintenance going now to do it.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-23-2022, 02:13 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,820
Posted By wirejock
Sealing baffles

What's the best way to seal this area around the crankcase?
There are spaces on the forward area of the crankcase and aft area near #3.
I would prefer something that wasn't stuck to the engine so...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-23-2022, 12:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 317
Posted By wirejock
Wheel pants

Has anyone ever tried Rhino Liner on the bottom area where debris would cause damage? Maybe the bottom 1-2"?
Easy to apply. Tough. Easy to fix.
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-23-2022, 11:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,083
Posted By wirejock
Yes. Motor mount is different. MLG? Don't think...

Yes. Motor mount is different. MLG? Don't think so.
Forum: Painting your RV 06-23-2022, 11:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 474
Posted By wirejock
Paint prep

Larry is right. Must be the name! :D
I would add, if you notice paint coming off, keep working that spot. You don't want to apply fresh paint over loose paint.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-23-2022, 09:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 317
Posted By wirejock
Paint shop

Call and ask the paint shop what they use. Most paint shops are comfortable with a particular brand. They may not guarantee results if you ask for another brand or type of paint. If they use Kirker,...
Forum: Reviews 06-22-2022, 08:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 696
Posted By wirejock
Bifocal

Those are cool. Kinda wish they could make prescription bifocal.
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-22-2022, 12:29 PM
Replies: 2,012
Views: 1,488,240
Posted By wirejock
Status

Status? Frustrated.
Everything Firewall Forward is dependent on something else. That assumes all the parts are available. If another widget is needed, there goes another order to a vendor and more...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 06-22-2022, 11:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 569
Posted By wirejock
Torque table

I found a table for AN fittings. Is this correct?
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Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 06-22-2022, 11:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 569
Posted By wirejock
AN Torque table

I found this table. Correct?
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 06-22-2022, 10:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 569
Posted By wirejock
Bulletin JA14A

Interesting. I see references all over the place to Bulletin JA14A but cannot locate the document.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 06-22-2022, 08:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 569
Posted By wirejock
Fitting torque

This comes up occasionally. Could someone put all the info into one thread and make it a sticky.
This thread is NPT fittings. Consensus seems to be 1.5-2 turns past lightly snug taking clocking into...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-21-2022, 06:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 654
Posted By wirejock
Proseal

I have a can of Vans FlameMaster about 8 years old. I always mix a test before use. I fixed a leak on my Thermorest Mattress. Sealed the gaps on the Frankensnorkel. Many more odd jobs. It definately...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 06-21-2022, 04:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,047
Posted By wirejock
Wingtip hinges

Mine are almost exactly like the photos. It's a bit of work to get the pins all the way in but they don't move.
Forum: Electrical Systems 06-21-2022, 04:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 862
Posted By wirejock
Wire

Hmmm. Career in Telecom. Handle is "Wirejock". I wonder?
I will rig almost anything to make it easier. Usually a chunk of conduit clamped to something. :D
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-21-2022, 04:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 833
Posted By wirejock
Plenum

Or you can get really carried away and do something like this...:D
Inlets are sealed to the plenum inlets with a neoprene sock. Plenumnis sealed all the way around with an additional RTV impregnated...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 06-21-2022, 04:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 194
Posted By wirejock
Skybolts

Probably the same tool for regular Skybolts.
One tool looks like a pair of pliers. It just compresses the flange on the Skybolt so you can slip it into the ring. The other tool is to install the clip...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 06-21-2022, 10:00 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,047
Posted By wirejock
Wingtip hinge

How far forward did you install the hinges? Could that cause it? Mine are pretty solid. Hinge goes almost to the tip. I have to use a drill to get the pins in.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-21-2022, 09:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,108
Posted By wirejock
VAF

First, let's get the important stuff. Donate every year. More than minimum. This site provides a valuable resource. I do.
I wouldn't be building without VAF either. It's THE authoritative site for...
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-20-2022, 04:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 294
Posted By wirejock
Vans

Check Vans. There is a document showing exactly where extra holes are allowed and dimensions.
Forum: RV-10 06-20-2022, 09:03 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,595
Posted By wirejock
Blogger

I keep data on a spreadsheet. Photos and any other data get backed up. My actual log is on Blogspot. Link below. I've done it so long it only takes a few minutes to update. I recommend anyone using...
Forum: RV-10 06-19-2022, 06:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,595
Posted By wirejock
Basic Builder Log

Here's another one to play with. Time and Financial tabs for each kit. A full 7(a) inventory. A paint and epoxy calculator. Maybe other stuff I...
Forum: Primers 06-19-2022, 10:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 719
Posted By wirejock
Primer

Yea. I guess I step up on that soap box often! :D

Agree. Any primer is better than none if your plane lives in a coastal environment. I use NAPA 7220 on nutplates. SEM is a good product too. If you...
Forum: Primers 06-19-2022, 07:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 719
Posted By wirejock
P60G2

I'm no expert but I can spray P60G2, epoxy and urethanes. Feel free to reach out. I've helped a few.
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-18-2022, 05:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 853
Posted By wirejock
Canopy

That's as good as it gets. Same state! I agree. Jeff is good people. He helped me get the tint I wanted. SC-15 is awesome. Serious UV blocking.

It looks like you may have made the "Big Cut" in the...
Forum: Primers 06-18-2022, 04:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 719
Posted By wirejock
P60G2

Call outside CA. P60G2 is an excellent wash primer. I still use it. Super light.
If not, use a 2K Epoxy like Kyle suggests. AKZO is the standard but I've sprayed a lot of Kirker EnduroPrime. Tough as...
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-18-2022, 11:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 853
Posted By wirejock
Canopy fit

Joe
Post some photos. Maybe we can help.
All the canopies are molded by Airplane Plastics.
Becky
Airplane Plastics
(937) 669-2677
airplaneplastics@aol.com
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 06-17-2022, 06:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 511
Posted By wirejock
Rudder tip

Not sure why you want it removeable but it's Expiremental so go for it. I bonded and riveted mine. It's very permanent.

1. Might ask Vans to be certain.
2. Trim the flange so the cap fits. You'll...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-16-2022, 04:04 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 323
Posted By wirejock
Spherical Eyeball Grommets

These things are pretty awesome.
Spherical Eyeball Grommets
https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/appages/7000metalgrommets.php
Just don't make the same mistake I made. After days of routing and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-16-2022, 10:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 594
Posted By wirejock
Vinyl

Maybe a war bird restoration company would have one.

After doing a full vinyl panel, I can tell you vinyl printers won't print from a jpeg. It pixelates badly. You won't like the results. Vinyl...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-15-2022, 06:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 394
Posted By wirejock
Hinges

Always try to rivet hinge materials with both sides pinned. At least use the pin in the section to be riveted. Modify dies to clear or use close quarters dies.
Forum: RV-6/6A 06-15-2022, 05:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 438
Posted By wirejock
Mount

I would fit the mount just like wings and remove it. Wait as long as possible to install the mount. The holes can be utilized to mount a rotisserie.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-15-2022, 05:06 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 308
Posted By wirejock
Training

Wow! Thanks for posting that. I need to start transition training. Sounds awesome and much closer to me. Also exactly the same set up as mine.
Forum: RV-4 06-15-2022, 10:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 604
Posted By wirejock
Spacer

It's a Vans part number. More of a spacer but they call it a washer.
https://store.vansaircraft.com/washer-5702-75-60-flat-washer-washer-5702-75-60.html
Possibly a match on McMaster.
This one is...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 06-14-2022, 05:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 469
Posted By wirejock
Weldments

I ordered all my canopy weldments bare. Got everything to fit then had them powder-coated.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-14-2022, 08:43 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 350
Posted By wirejock
Airflow-Systems

Has anyone reached a live body at Airflow-Systems?
I wanted to buy a set of these but can't get an answer on the phone, return call from a voice mail, return text or response from e-mail.
Not like...
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-13-2022, 04:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 381
Posted By wirejock
Bushings

Since you have access, I would take it apart and put bushings in or fill the space with some scrap lead.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-13-2022, 04:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 374
Posted By wirejock
Scat clamp

I finally have everything fit.
What is the correct clamp for this 4" SCAT and Rubber Oil Cooler Plenum?
Stainless worm drive clamp?
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Forum: Electrical Systems 06-13-2022, 04:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 704
Posted By wirejock
Mid wire splice

That's my preferred method. Slip a solder sleeve up and you get solder and heat shrink in one splice.
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