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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-16-2012, 06:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,940
Posted By jlott
I will definitely check the plans again... I...

I will definitely check the plans again... I could have sworn those were the bolts called for. Huh.

Thanks for the heads up :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-16-2012, 06:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,940
Posted By jlott
Indeed. I do actually have both those yokes...

Indeed. I do actually have both those yokes already. Good advice :)



I always avoid blind rivets if at all possible. In this particular case on my rudder I had kind of given up at that point. I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-16-2012, 05:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,940
Posted By jlott
Hey thanks for the feedback everyone...

Hey thanks for the feedback everyone :)

Considering how pleased I am with the build quality of the HS and VS, and the fact that the rudder parts will currently only run me about $350, I am probably...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-15-2012, 09:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,940
Posted By jlott
Should I rebuild my rudder?

This is probably not quite as bad as I think.. but I'm looking for some advice.

http://www.n251rv.com/2012/06/15/to-rebuild-or-not-to-rebuild/

I appreciate any feedback from you builders out there...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-05-2012, 08:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,524
Posted By jlott
Yeah they set incorrectly when, in this case,...

Yeah they set incorrectly when, in this case, riveting the rudder skin to the top rib flange.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-05-2012, 07:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,524
Posted By jlott
Well, for what it's worth I have been using the...

Well, for what it's worth I have been using the adjustable set with the thin nose yoke for the entire build whenever I've needed it. It's always worked fine.

I just started having this problem...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-29-2012, 08:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,524
Posted By jlott
Thanks for the feedback and ideas guys :) The...

Thanks for the feedback and ideas guys :)

The adjustable set holder appears to be straight, according to my machinists rule.

I tried using a "holed" yoke with the longest flush set that I have....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-27-2012, 10:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,524
Posted By jlott
Is my pneumatic squeezer broken?

Suddenly, my pneumatic squeezer isnt setting rivets straight. Basically, at the end (most extended) part of the squeeze, the set holder is visibly shifting toward the tip and side of the yoke which...
Forum: Tools 09-25-2011, 10:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,185
Posted By jlott
Looks like mine ran about $125 each when I built...

Looks like mine ran about $125 each when I built them. I made mine a little bigger than is standard and added a lower shelf. I also put them on casters.

Materials list, pictures, etc. are here...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-25-2011, 12:18 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,258
Posted By jlott
Welcome to VAF Frank :) I too am in Michigan. I...

Welcome to VAF Frank :)

I too am in Michigan. I just started my RV-7(A?) empennage a few weeks ago.

As to your primer question see my blog post here...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-19-2011, 01:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 34,174
Posted By jlott
This is great news :) Really happy to see more...

This is great news :) Really happy to see more code going under the GPL.

Thanks Rainier!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-17-2011, 08:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,387
Posted By jlott
The color of the walls will make a difference to...

The color of the walls will make a difference to due to reflectivity. As stated here (http://www.n251rv.com/workshop/) I am at 1.33W/sq.ft. and I find it to be just about right for detail work. My...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-16-2011, 11:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,387
Posted By jlott
Cutting it awfully close aren't they? :)

Cutting it awfully close aren't they? :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-16-2011, 10:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,387
Posted By jlott
Hi Jay! Welcome aboard :) Lot's of good advice...

Hi Jay! Welcome aboard :)

Lot's of good advice has been given already. I did the same as you... built my shop specifically for aircraft construction. You can see all the details here...
Forum: Builder Website Links 09-14-2011, 10:28 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 7,703
Posted By jlott
n251rv.com - RV-7 blog of Justin Lott

It's been a long time coming but I've got the shop (http://www.n251rv.com/workshop/) finished, the builder blog (http://www.n251rv.com) up and running, and the empennage started for my RV-7A :)

If...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-22-2011, 06:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,201
Posted By jlott
Thanks for all the excellent responses! :) I also...

Thanks for all the excellent responses! :) I also got a response on my builder blog directly which poses an interesting answer to the question of why this is happening.

I did in fact drill out twice...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-21-2011, 09:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,201
Posted By jlott
I'm constantly worried about that actually. First...

I'm constantly worried about that actually. First rivet I ever drove in my life was on the toolbox kit :)

The rivets in the photo measure OK using a rivet gauge for both height and diameter of the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-21-2011, 09:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,201
Posted By jlott
Yeah I tried the spring clamps that I have but...

Yeah I tried the spring clamps that I have but the space is so small... cant really get them onto the very corner of the flange. I will try to find a smaller clamp.



Sadly, there is no middle hole....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-21-2011, 08:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,201
Posted By jlott
Newbie riveting question

I'm currently working on the Practice Kit and should be ordering the empennage in the next week or so. I ran into a small problem today riveting the ends of the practice kit project (the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-16-2011, 09:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,852
Posted By jlott
There is a saying that applies here; "You can...

There is a saying that applies here; "You can never have too much power or too much lighting." I would also add that you can't have too much air.

I'm about where youre at... putting the finishing...
Forum: Close Calls / Lessons Learned 08-14-2011, 09:24 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 13,229
Posted By jlott
That is great advice, Glenn. I will do that....

That is great advice, Glenn. I will do that. Thank you.

Edit: Thanks to a well designed aopa.org I am now a member. :)
Forum: Close Calls / Lessons Learned 08-14-2011, 09:20 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 13,229
Posted By jlott
That is my understanding, yes. Clearly we both...

That is my understanding, yes. Clearly we both overlooked a few things :o
Forum: Close Calls / Lessons Learned 08-14-2011, 08:50 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 13,229
Posted By jlott
Presidential TFR Violation

First post. I'm just a student pilot right now with about 31 hours. Putting the finishing touches on my workshop this weekend. I'll be ordering the empennage for a 7A in the next week or two. Thats...
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