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Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-28-2021, 06:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 288
Posted By MJarreau
Mike, Is the tool you mentioned shown in the...

Mike,

Is the tool you mentioned shown in the following thread?

https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?t=51247

We built it and used it with great success. When using it, we worked a lit...
Forum: Steam Gauges 11-16-2021, 09:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 871
Posted By MJarreau
Are All Pitot Tubes Equal?

We are definitely looking at heated, AOA/Pitot combination. They are available from several manufacturers. Do they interface the same way to the various avionics manfuacturers? We're not even...
Forum: RV-10 11-07-2021, 08:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,547
Posted By MJarreau
HS Inspar Rivet to Front Spar Installation

The 8 rivets fastening the center HS-905 nose ribs to the front spar to the HS-1004 inboard inspar ribs were a nightmare for us. We recommend using a really long rivet set on them. If you are like...
Forum: Tools 10-19-2021, 09:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 371
Posted By MJarreau
Egg on Face

Ok. Fine. That was the first site I went to.

Thanks, Paul!
:o
Forum: Tools 10-19-2021, 07:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 371
Posted By MJarreau
Extended Back Rivet Set?

Anyone know where to find them? I've looked a few places with no luck and searched this site. If I missed it, please let me know!

My wing is not due for some time, but I'd like to try one of these...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-24-2021, 10:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,037
Posted By MJarreau
Welcome!

Hi George,

I am in the area. Sending PM shortly.

Best of luck!
Mike
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-09-2021, 09:31 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,421
Posted By MJarreau
File Request

Ryan,

I'm in major need of this. Will you please send the files? I've sent a PM with an e-mail address.

Thanks, and FABULOUS idea!
Mike
Forum: Electrical Systems 07-30-2021, 12:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,585
Posted By MJarreau
Simple and Cheap

Look at something like

https://www.lowes.com/pd/Southwire-V-Notch-Wire-Strippers/50081548

Simple. Cheap.

It takes a little getting used to but we use it exclusively for small wire at the office. ...
Forum: RV-10 07-28-2021, 08:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 572
Posted By MJarreau
PM

Mike,

Please see your private messages.

Cheers!
Mike
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-25-2021, 12:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 796
Posted By MJarreau
Section 5.4

Let me recommend reading the section on riveting 5.4. It has a discussion on how to size rivets based on the thickness of the stack. It's not confusing to understand and will help you in the long...
Forum: RV-14 07-24-2021, 12:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,047
Posted By MJarreau
Multiple Challengers Here

We are building a -10 but use the same ribs in the HS. They are a major irritation to install.

Our tungsten bar arrived with sharp corners and edges. We used it with the hose concept listed above...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-11-2021, 05:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,692
Posted By MJarreau
EAA Hints for Home Builders

All of the above advice is good. In addition to that, I found that installing 20 rivets in scrap per day, every day for 10 days was like magic in producing better results. This idea was not mine,...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-11-2021, 11:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 730
Posted By MJarreau
Fluting Technique

I have not used Mike's method for fluting. However, we have seen the EAA Hints for Homebuilder's video on table top fluting and found it VERY simple and fast. Perhaps it will help you. It is...
Forum: RV-10 06-20-2021, 09:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,473
Posted By MJarreau
Congratulations!

In the words of Mork from Ork,

FLY, BE FREE!

Mike
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 06-08-2021, 09:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 994
Posted By MJarreau
Larry, the head was completely removed before the...

Larry, the head was completely removed before the hole was drilled into the shank. It was drilled because punching the rivet out of the hole proved to be a challenge. But yes, we agree with...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 06-08-2021, 08:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 994
Posted By MJarreau
Squeezer Technique / Installed Rivet Quality

Hi,

We are not expecting to create perfection, but we are striving for it. The rivet in the image was installed with a squeezer. Details:


AN470AD4-4
No hole yoke
90 PSI on squeezer
Squeezer...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-25-2021, 04:23 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 7,044
Posted By MJarreau
I can Appreciate That

Bill said,

It's damaged beyond reasonable repair. Sure, you can hack it, but have some pride, skins are cheap. Won't be the first one you replace. By the time you stress over it you could have it...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-25-2021, 10:54 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 7,044
Posted By MJarreau
Please help me understand why....

Dan and Bill,

Please help me understand why the skin should be replaced. I am NOT questioning your judgment, just trying to learn.

Thanks,
Mike
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-17-2021, 08:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 639
Posted By MJarreau
Slightly Off-Center Dimple in Elevator Rear Spar Flange

My hole is just enough off to elongate the 3/32 hole to a 4/32. I think I can flatten this out, clean the hole of cracks, and drill / dimple on either side of the offending rivet. This is similar...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-11-2021, 07:12 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 815
Posted By MJarreau
Replacing Parts During Construction

I was dimpling a rear spar for the elevators and made the most lovely figure 8 in such a way that Vans' support recommended replacement. Ugh.

Part Ordered.

The skins and ribs are already dimpled...
Forum: RV-10 05-02-2021, 08:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 600
Posted By MJarreau
Debur Elevator Rear Spar

How did you debur the holes between the flanges of this part (the holes in the flange, not the web)?

Thanks,
Mike
Forum: RV-10 04-24-2021, 05:59 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 355
Posted By MJarreau
Rookie Mistake

I found it. I had cleco that was mechanically interfering with mounting. Nothing but learning....

Mike
Forum: RV-10 04-24-2021, 05:07 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 355
Posted By MJarreau
Page 9-6, Step 6: Attaching Rib Tip Assy

Hi,

I'm struggling to figure out how to attach the tip rib assembly. The E-904 flanges common to the skins seem to be runnng into the E-1002 spar flanges. What am I missing?

Thanks,
Mike
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-22-2021, 09:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 908
Posted By MJarreau
Oustanding!

These posts are some of my favorites!

Congratulations!

Mike
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-20-2021, 06:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,175
Posted By MJarreau
Enthusiasm Control

I imagine it's common in the world, but my build mistakes (legion, some spectacular) typically occur when enthusiasm takes over and critical thinking some how comes to a complete stop.

Anyone have...
Forum: RV-10 04-15-2021, 09:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 436
Posted By MJarreau
This was not really an issue.

It turned out we had not finished the fluting. Once that was done, everything was nice and flush.

FYI: the fluting method we used was learned from...
Forum: RV-10 04-15-2021, 06:43 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 436
Posted By MJarreau
Page 9-2, Step 6: Mating E-903 and E-904

Fluting went well (thanks to the EAA video!). Holes are all straight.

Can the webs of the two parts (which are back-to-back) be bowed apart just a bit if the rivets are properly...
Forum: The RV Grin 04-08-2021, 08:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,652
Posted By MJarreau
Nothing Better

I don't think you can beat these kinds of pics!

Mike
Forum: RV-10 04-05-2021, 06:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 542
Posted By MJarreau
Thank you

Ron,

Thanks for taking the time to consider this!

Best regards,
Mike
Forum: RV-10 04-04-2021, 09:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 542
Posted By MJarreau
Instruction 8-13, Step 7: Clearance Question: HS to Elevator

Hi,

If we use oops rivets for some holes on this step, will there be a clearance issues with the elevators?

Thanks,
Mike
Forum: RV-10 09-02-2020, 10:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,184
Posted By MJarreau
Welcome!

Welcome aboard, Keith! You've come to the right place!

What is your mission?

Mike
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-04-2020, 12:28 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 11,101
Posted By MJarreau
Good Advice

From RV7A Flyer


+1

Mike - the Extra-Slow Builder
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-19-2020, 08:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,685
Posted By MJarreau
Biggest Lego Set I've

Sloengineer,

Please see your PM.

Welcome aboard, and best of luck!

Mike

Laptop challenged... ..subject should read "Biggest Lego Set I've Seen!"
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-19-2020, 12:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,487
Posted By MJarreau
It's All Good

My OP was actually an attempt at mild humor. I will admit frustration at accomplishing something successfully only to fall flat on the next step. (Did I mention how good I'm getting at drilling out...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-18-2020, 08:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,487
Posted By MJarreau
Humility

Hi,

My name is Mike and I'm learning it. :o

Mike
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-25-2020, 05:04 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 758
Posted By MJarreau
Question on Installing Adjacent Rivets

I have 3 installed rivets in close proximity to a hole in which I need an identical rivet. Is there any issue with resting the bucking bar on the tails of the 3 installed rivets while bucking the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-21-2020, 05:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,453
Posted By MJarreau
Copy Threads, Too

One other thought.... I read here that some people copy these threads and put them in Word documents. I find this useful. Sometimes, particularly in older threads, the pictures go away. Or, it's...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-21-2020, 04:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,453
Posted By MJarreau
For priming prep, I'd recommend you read and...

For priming prep, I'd recommend you read and follow the links in

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=134368

Most of the well known names provide good toolkits. But, like my...
Forum: RV-10 02-20-2020, 04:36 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,289
Posted By MJarreau
Interesting Reading

Ron,

Thanks for taking the time to educate me. I have intended to install 2 wire all along, but your write up makes good sense.

Best regards,
Mike
Forum: RV-10 02-19-2020, 12:21 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,289
Posted By MJarreau
Grounding Both Ends of Shields?

Ron,

I'm not familiar with Navy ways (thanks for going that route, incidentally). In heavy industry we only shield one end due to potential (no pun intended) for a ground loop.

Do you know why...
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-09-2020, 09:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,091
Posted By MJarreau
Beautiful!

Congratulations!

Be Safe!
Forum: RV-10 12-02-2019, 03:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 764
Posted By MJarreau
RV-10 (Should have Specified)

Randy and Mike,

Yes, we are talking about the rivets which attach the center ribs to the front spar.

We have the double offset set. The problem was not on the manufactured head, we found that...
Forum: RV-10 12-01-2019, 09:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 764
Posted By MJarreau
Page 8-12, Step 2: Advice?

We are trying to buck these rivets and are having issues with the tails cleating. At this point the skins have been riveted in place. Please offer advice for driving these 10 rivets.

(Searched...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-08-2019, 11:02 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,407
Posted By MJarreau
Why not sand/buff it out?

Pete, what is wrong with sanding / buffing out the smile? From image, the smiles do not appear significantly deep. Would that not be a 3rd reasonable possibility?

Thanks,
Mike
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-07-2019, 09:18 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,407
Posted By MJarreau
I'm Not a Big Guy: Follow Bob's Advice

Greg,

I had trouble handling the pneumatic squeezer. I go painfully slow, having to concentrate on holding the squeezer tightly in both hands with the part rigidly held in place with...
Forum: Painting your RV 10-03-2019, 12:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,133
Posted By MJarreau
Reference to Another Thread

Sam,

Dan Horton did a wonderful write up some time ago. Check out

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=60631

Best of luck!
Mike
Forum: RV-10 07-20-2019, 12:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,763
Posted By MJarreau
Food for Thought

I have been told by an advisor that if, during storage, the tips are not stood on the edge, the fiberglass will change shape over the long haul.

Do those with more brain cells than me have any...
Forum: RV-9/9A 07-12-2019, 09:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,572
Posted By MJarreau
Down at the Coast

There is a -14 being built in Pensacola, and another near Pascagoula. There is a flying -9 based at Trent Lott near Moss Point. Paul has a 7 (9?) in Foley, AL. We are VERY SLOWLY building a -10 in...
Forum: RV-10 06-25-2019, 11:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,055
Posted By MJarreau
Onsite in Mobile

Next time you come to Mobile, PLEASE let me know. We live in Mobile and would love to see your bird. We are building a -10 here (very slowly) and dream of being able to see such machines!

Best...
Forum: Southeast 06-24-2019, 09:03 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,905
Posted By MJarreau
MS/AL/FL Gulf Coast

We are building a -10 in Mobile (VERY SLOWLY).

Eric Cobb has just started a -14 in Pensacola and is making good progress.

Gregg Lyle is building a -14 (just started fuse) in Gautier and is making...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-06-2019, 08:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,326
Posted By MJarreau
Thank You

I appreciate the replies and thoughts, this is helpful!

DR, thank you for making this site possible!

Mike
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-05-2019, 06:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,326
Posted By MJarreau
What is the definition of a Joggle?

Did a search for joggle definition and define joggle... ..no joy.

Are they the tiny flanges on ribs where the ribs are riveted to spar flanges?

If so, pardon my ignorance, but what, exactly do...
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-04-2019, 04:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,250
Posted By MJarreau
Welcome!

We're on the extraordinary slow build path to a 10. It's depressing, exhausting, frustrating, and exhilarating. Who could ask for more?!

Best of luck!
Mike
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-03-2019, 11:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 835
Posted By MJarreau
Looks Like Yoke Issues

I think that one of our 3 yokes has an undersized hole. The adjustable set holder fits into the other two. Not quite sure how we'll resolve this one. Might end up taking it to a machine shop..... ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-02-2019, 10:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 835
Posted By MJarreau
Adjustable Set / Yoke

We attempted to change yokes today and found the Cleaveland adjustable set holder would not fit into the yoke. We imagine this must be operator error but cannot figure it out. At the moment, the...
Forum: RV-10 05-28-2019, 08:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,308
Posted By MJarreau
Outstanding!

Way to go!
Forum: RV-10 05-23-2019, 07:03 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,529
Posted By MJarreau
Accept Electrogunner's Offer!

I'd do it in a heartbeat and be grateful. Heck, get a ride from him while he's around!

Brian, that is just beautiful!

Mike
Forum: RV-10 05-22-2019, 09:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,154
Posted By MJarreau
Panduit Slotted Grommet Edging

Michael wrote



https://www.panduit.com/en/products/wire-routing-management-protection/cable-sleeves-tubing-wraps/corrugated-loom-tubing-fittings.html

Would this (or something like) address you...
Forum: RV-10 05-22-2019, 08:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,529
Posted By MJarreau
Question for MY Education

In the image posted, it looks like the 470 rivet in F-1011B aft of F-1011C was installed with the die not centered on the rivet and damage was caused to F-1011B. Is this construction acceptable? ...
Forum: Tools 05-14-2019, 05:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,006
Posted By MJarreau
What is the difference?

Please explain for those with limited experiences.

TIA,
Mike
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-10-2019, 05:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 834
Posted By MJarreau
Sample Google Search

type the following verbatim into google / bing / whatever

"Garmin G5" site:vansairforce.com

This will result in exact matches for the phrase "Garmin G5". If you want to find all articles with...
Forum: Primers 05-08-2019, 07:23 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,520
Posted By MJarreau
AKZO Consumption

Chris,

I am about as low on the skill set as they come and have not yet learned about optimizing. Some of my spray is too thick, although I'm getting better.

To your point: I have used about 0.25...
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-07-2019, 04:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,865
Posted By MJarreau
Sent PM

Philip,

Please check your PMs.

Mike
Forum: My RV Build Project 05-05-2019, 08:08 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 13,762
Posted By MJarreau
Vlad's Signature Update

Vlad,

You really should add



To your signature. In fact, I just added it to mine!
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