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Forum: RV General Discussion/News Today, 12:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 832
Posted By FlyGuy65
NAPA has 20% off, ends up costing $12.50 or so...

NAPA has 20% off, ends up costing $12.50 or so (plus tax, free shipping over $45) for DAP1690.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-26-2022, 05:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 832
Posted By FlyGuy65
O'Reillys has self etching primer for $13/can. ...

O'Reillys has self etching primer for $13/can. Think I paid about $8 last time, maybe 2 years ago. Couldn't find it anymore on PepBoys.

Amazon can be strange. Every once in a while they have...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-21-2022, 12:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,082
Posted By FlyGuy65
FWIW RV-7 Fuselage kit, 8x4, 300lbs, delivered to...

FWIW RV-7 Fuselage kit, 8x4, 300lbs, delivered to Houston with liftgate, $622 plus tip. XPO logistics, great service, no damage to parts (there was slight damage to the crate). Last week.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-14-2022, 02:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,645
Posted By FlyGuy65
Will be starting the firewall soon. Was debating...

Will be starting the firewall soon. Was debating using the cheapest drill bits available, since it sounds as if they will be ruined anyways, or going high quality due to the nature of the job. Or...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-12-2022, 09:28 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,558
Posted By FlyGuy65
Speaking of, look into United's Aviate program. ...

Speaking of, look into United's Aviate program. I don't know the specifics, but they seem to have a couple of different career paths depending on your experience
Forum: Tools 09-05-2022, 07:07 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,432
Posted By FlyGuy65
I didn't realize they were still in business. ...

I didn't realize they were still in business. All the local ones have long since closed.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-05-2022, 07:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 388
Posted By FlyGuy65
Shipping Delivery Question

OK, so the fuse kit is in the hands of XPO shipping, which lists an estimated delivery date. Does XPO call and arrange a time, confirm a date, or anything of the sort? And how flexible (if at all)...
Forum: Tools 08-31-2022, 05:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 628
Posted By FlyGuy65
Not knowing any better, I bought both types of...

Not knowing any better, I bought both types of clecoes. Inadvertently found out that the Clekolock brand is good for initial assembly, particularly of the leading edge and fuel tank skin where the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-22-2022, 01:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,566
Posted By FlyGuy65
A BD-5, impressive!

A BD-5, impressive!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-21-2022, 12:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,566
Posted By FlyGuy65
Unusual Places to build....

Other than a hangar or garage, where are some of the more unusual places to build?

I have been building in my garage, but family situation may cause that to stop. Planned community, so not a lot...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-19-2022, 07:33 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,010
Posted By FlyGuy65
I bought this one for home use. Always been close...

I bought this one for home use. Always been close to readings at the doctors office. Haven't tried airborne, yet. Very happy with it. $25


Santamedical Generation 2 Fingertip Pulse Oximeter...
Forum: Primers 08-16-2022, 07:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,476
Posted By FlyGuy65
Rattle can primer here. FWIW the primer is too...

Rattle can primer here. FWIW the primer is too easy to scuff off initially, so priming is my last step before riveting. Primer does seem to be much more durable on the already completed parts, but...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-01-2022, 10:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 482
Posted By FlyGuy65
Fuel tank *final* install?

When do you bolt the fuel tanks on the wing for the "last" time?

I'm storing my wings in a cradle while awaiting the fuselage kit. On one hand, I can easily install all of the screws and torque...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-01-2022, 03:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 867
Posted By FlyGuy65
Which JB Weld?

Small fuel tank leak at a topside rivet. Various threads researched mention Loctite 290 (green), and some mention using JB weld. However, there are a lot of variations of JB weld, or so it seems to...
Forum: Tools 07-01-2022, 09:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,043
Posted By FlyGuy65
GemRed 82412 Mini Digital Level, $23 or so. Works...

GemRed 82412 Mini Digital Level, $23 or so. Works fine. "Aim small, miss small" is why I like it more than the bubble style level, but it's probably overkill.

Also have a couple of bubble levels,...
Forum: Safety 06-08-2022, 06:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,670
Posted By FlyGuy65
Same. It can be a problem when working in tight...

Same. It can be a problem when working in tight corners or trying to look up at something close, but much better than having cataracts!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-06-2022, 08:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,340
Posted By FlyGuy65
There was a pump on the field. Leave the plane...

There was a pump on the field. Leave the plane full, or estimate how much it would cost to fill and leave the cash for the next person who did fill it. Four of us, worked fine.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-04-2022, 09:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,519
Posted By FlyGuy65
Four or five days from ordering to sitting at my...

Four or five days from ordering to sitting at my door. The works kit, tail light, and some wiring.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-04-2022, 09:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,519
Posted By FlyGuy65
I was in the same position about a month ago. ...

I was in the same position about a month ago. Bought an ex Tronic soldering station for $60 from the jungle website to go with it. It’s very easy and straightforward. The directions are very good. ...
Forum: Tools 03-15-2022, 07:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,865
Posted By FlyGuy65
Soldering iron

Weller just died. Last thread is pretty old. Any recommendations? Is “ESD safe” worth spending big bucks for?

Thanks!
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-13-2022, 08:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,353
Posted By FlyGuy65
Just another data point: Ordered SB fuse....

Just another data point: Ordered SB fuse. November, est crating August.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-18-2022, 09:28 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 18,158
Posted By FlyGuy65
Thank you to Mr Hughes and the whole Van’s team...

Thank you to Mr Hughes and the whole Van’s team for this update and continuing to answer questions and clarifications. Much appreciated and respected!
Forum: Texas (South) 02-01-2022, 06:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 832
Posted By FlyGuy65
Can I trouble you for a picture? May need it, or...

Can I trouble you for a picture? May need it, or may just blatantly plagiarize some of your ideas!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-23-2022, 05:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,759
Posted By FlyGuy65
Paper Jepps?

Anyone still using paper (multi ring binder) style jepps?

Cleaning out the closet and reminiscing....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-13-2022, 06:15 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 11,910
Posted By FlyGuy65
That's an interesting idea: a listing of how...

That's an interesting idea: a listing of how many orders are ahead, updated on some regular schedule. That would give the builder a more accurate picture of delivery time.

The ability to 'swap...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-19-2021, 08:44 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,426
Posted By FlyGuy65
Same other than DIY. Rewired fixture, discarding...

Same other than DIY. Rewired fixture, discarding ballasts, but kept tombstones.

Pro: instant on, no hum, slightly brighter. Customer service was great - had early failure on 2 bulbs, they...
Forum: Tools 11-15-2021, 02:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,602
Posted By FlyGuy65
I have that same model and am very happy with it.

I have that same model and am very happy with it.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-22-2021, 03:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,547
Posted By FlyGuy65
The yokes are expensive. Worth it IMHO to make...

The yokes are expensive. Worth it IMHO to make sure the squeezers/yokes are compatible if you get both. Also, the Numatx squeezer is an excellent alternative to the standard pneumatic squeezer,...
Forum: Tools 09-19-2021, 11:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 786
Posted By FlyGuy65
Well that’s a good idea. Any time savings from...

Well that’s a good idea. Any time savings from having the spring/collar is quickly being used up with having to readjust it every 10-15 minutes or so.
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-19-2021, 11:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,915
Posted By FlyGuy65
MK-319 as well. Been using that rivet as a...

MK-319 as well. Been using that rivet as a substitute for 3/32 rivets when needed. Going to order extras with the next Van’s order.
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-18-2021, 01:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,915
Posted By FlyGuy65
Same. Caught me by surprise on the left wing,...

Same. Caught me by surprise on the left wing, prepared for it on the right.
Forum: Tools 09-18-2021, 12:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 786
Posted By FlyGuy65
C-Frame woes

Love my old C-Frame, but the collar which holds the return spring constantly slips downward, no matter how much I tighten it. The ram is stainless steel, so drilling and tapping it is not in my...
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-18-2021, 10:13 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,940
Posted By FlyGuy65
7 brackets/tank on the RV-7. Different on the -8?

7 brackets/tank on the RV-7. Different on the -8?
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-11-2021, 06:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,682
Posted By FlyGuy65
Rikon 10-305 and a Powertech 24tpi blade. Very...

Rikon 10-305 and a Powertech 24tpi blade. Very happy with it, though being my first and only bandsaw I have nothing to compare it to. Unfortunately it's gone up to $400 now, but maybe a used one...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-09-2021, 08:12 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,423
Posted By FlyGuy65
Thanks for all the replies folks. Ended up using...

Thanks for all the replies folks. Ended up using pen and paper - it was just a simple drawing and I felt guilty spending too much time in front of the computer vs in front of some aluminum.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 06-26-2021, 09:13 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 840
Posted By FlyGuy65
Crimping/pre-bending wing skins

Confused on crimping the edges of thin skins (section 5-5). Are folks crimping the wing skins, or are they not considered “thin”? Thinking of the area where the inboard and outboard skins overlap,...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-26-2021, 07:46 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 8,290
Posted By FlyGuy65
TASEsq: That shop cart is awesome! I use those...

TASEsq: That shop cart is awesome! I use those storage bins also and was trying to find a way to store them vs just stacking.

Are the plans/parts list available? I may have to build one while...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-25-2021, 06:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,173
Posted By FlyGuy65
Solo wing rivet (rv7)

For those of you who riveted your wings solo, did you have them vertical in the jig, or flat on a bench? Particularly interested in bottom outboard skin.

Also, did You use Vans pattern (Inboard...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-24-2021, 06:12 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 8,290
Posted By FlyGuy65
Two thoughts: workbench, drill press (tabletop...

Two thoughts: workbench, drill press (tabletop model), and wing kit box are all on wheels. Really helps in moving things around as needed.

Second, the horizontal compressor takes up more valuable...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-24-2021, 06:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,923
Posted By FlyGuy65
Agree with CJK. I have both but would choose the...

Agree with CJK. I have both but would choose the numatx (with upgraded metal line) if I had to choose between them. Also found that having the work secured is more important as the rivet size gets...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-21-2021, 06:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,423
Posted By FlyGuy65
Unfortunately Solidworks requires more PC than I...

Unfortunately Solidworks requires more PC than I have (at least going by what is listed - 3.3GHZ or better?), and TinkerCad doesn't seem to have a way to print (on a piece of paper) a drawing with...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-21-2021, 05:53 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,423
Posted By FlyGuy65
CAD software for newbie?

Making a bracket and decided to not use my usual TLAR method. Ruler, pencil and eraser worked OK, but got my interest in CAD software to make a good drawing (with dimensions, not an artistic...
Forum: Midwest 02-07-2021, 08:47 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 599
Posted By FlyGuy65
Denver area RV activities?

Possibly going to be in Denver area Valentines day. Any RV specific activities or RV centric- must see things? (local RV fly in, etc?) Unfortunately not coming in an RV myself, so looking at 2 hour...
Forum: Tools 02-02-2021, 03:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,615
Posted By FlyGuy65
I'll second the Stanley method. Have 4 total...

I'll second the Stanley method. Have 4 total (only use 3), mix and match containers among them. One holds rivets, one holds screws, nutplates, etc, and a misc. box. HD also sells them online. ...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-27-2021, 08:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 964
Posted By FlyGuy65
AOA/Pitot line termination

Working on AOA/pitot tube lines, using the Dynon kit with ldpe tubes. Question is are folks terminating the tubes at the wing root with a connector, or leaving the excess coiled up and later running...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-27-2021, 08:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,391
Posted By FlyGuy65
Great idea!

Great idea!
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-22-2021, 12:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,570
Posted By FlyGuy65
Pitot/AOA location

Time to decide on where to mount the Pitot/AOA tube. Researched the forums on pros/cons of inboard the bellcrank bay vs outboard. Great discussion on keeping it out of propwash vs tiedown...
Forum: Texas (South) 01-22-2021, 10:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,500
Posted By FlyGuy65
What did you decide on?

What did you decide on?
Forum: Texas (South) 01-21-2021, 05:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,500
Posted By FlyGuy65
The closest with the most facilities and access...

The closest with the most facilities and access is IAH, and it has 2 FBO's onsite. If you come between United's banks it's not too busy. Even then they could put you on 8L/26R and be out of the...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-20-2021, 03:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 963
Posted By FlyGuy65
Well, I just now ended up going back to the...

Well, I just now ended up going back to the C-frame and 2x gun. Was using a chart that called for 80 psi on -9 and longer rivets. Lowered it to 50 psi on this one and had very good results. Only...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-20-2021, 02:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 963
Posted By FlyGuy65
Aileron pushrod rivet method

Hello,

Putting -12 rivets in the W-818 aileron to bellcrank pushrods. Used the C-frame on the first 4 rivets, with Ok results. Just curious what others have used, squeezers vs gun and bar (I’m...
Forum: Texas (South) 01-19-2021, 06:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,500
Posted By FlyGuy65
9X1 is the closest to Kingwood. It does not have...

9X1 is the closest to Kingwood. It does not have any instrument procedure, if that's a factor. Small airport, 100LL self serve, at least there was in summer 2020. If you decide to try there, call...
Forum: Tools 12-10-2020, 07:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,556
Posted By FlyGuy65
Threaded drill bit organizer

Any great ideas for organizing threaded drill bits? Seen a few magnetic base hex bit holders, but nothing specific for threaded drill bits. Trying to stop myself from reinventing any...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-06-2020, 08:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,923
Posted By FlyGuy65
I was restarting an old kit and asked Vans. ...

I was restarting an old kit and asked Vans. Response was pretty much 'build on'. Haven't thought about it again until this thread. Any bad rivets have been from not securing the work properly or...
Forum: Tools 10-28-2020, 03:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,249
Posted By FlyGuy65
I did use hanging weights, and I did not factor...

I did use hanging weights, and I did not factor in the handle weight (I didn't know any better!).

But, would that be the cause of the problem if I was consistent in not adding the handle weight in...
Forum: Tools 10-28-2020, 01:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,249
Posted By FlyGuy65
Well, it's been a long trip down the rabbit-hole,...

Well, it's been a long trip down the rabbit-hole, but at least it did put the 'learning' back in AEB.

I think I failed to dial the torque back down last time I used it (probably many years ago),...
Forum: Tools 10-28-2020, 07:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,249
Posted By FlyGuy65
Torque wrench for low values - 30 in-lbs

What are folks using for torque wrenches for 25~30 in-lbs?

I have an old MiT/Tekton/Avery 20~200 in-lb wrench from 20 years ago. Did some testing and calibrating (calibrated at 95 in-lbs,...
Forum: Tools 10-20-2020, 05:02 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,201
Posted By FlyGuy65
I had similar problems. Tried more pressure and...

I had similar problems. Tried more pressure and bleeding. What worked for me was changing the flat die/ compression pin length so that I was not relying on the last 3/16 or so of travel. IIRC it...
Forum: Tools 10-12-2020, 07:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,614
Posted By FlyGuy65
Thanks - I was kicking myself for not going...

Thanks - I was kicking myself for not going digital, and thinking of replacing my analog regulator. Analog works fine, just thought the digital might be more precise and repeatable.
Forum: Tools 09-21-2020, 09:14 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 8,393
Posted By FlyGuy65
Another thumbs up for Wiha. Amazon sells them. ...

Another thumbs up for Wiha. Amazon sells them. They live in my ‘airplane only’ tool chest.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-19-2020, 08:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,364
Posted By FlyGuy65
The first video on their website under Back...

The first video on their website under Back Rivet Set 12" shows some techniques.

I like the table kit they sell. All parts are there, no time wasted searching, good quality. However, as far as...
Forum: Alternative Engines 09-07-2020, 06:51 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 10,081
Posted By FlyGuy65
Maybe just my flawed memory, but it seems that...

Maybe just my flawed memory, but it seems that when electric motors came to model rc planes, there were a lot of attempts to fit them to existing designs. However, the existing designs were built...
Forum: Alternative Engines 09-07-2020, 06:43 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 10,081
Posted By FlyGuy65
Electric motor might be a good way to taxi to the...

Electric motor might be a good way to taxi to the fuel pump!
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-28-2020, 07:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,973
Posted By FlyGuy65
Blind rivet 'wedge' vs file tip

Chapter 5 discusses making a wedge to help pulling blind rivets in tight spaces. Anyone just filed the tip of a 'pop rivet gun' (the silver screw in piece) instead of using a wedge? It would seem...
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