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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-06-2018, 05:19 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 31,185
Posted By rockwoodrv9
I thought it was going to be like the twin Yak...

I thought it was going to be like the twin Yak that Jack Links flys out of our airport. This looks pretty nice. I would be interested in the performance numbers and how the engines worked. I guess it...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-04-2018, 07:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,538
Posted By rockwoodrv9
I got my plans. I can send you the aileron page...

I got my plans. I can send you the aileron page if you want. It doesn't look like there is anything there that would need a rivet. I still think they were drilled to let water out - at least from the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-04-2018, 07:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,538
Posted By rockwoodrv9
I dont have my plans with me to check to see if...

I dont have my plans with me to check to see if there are drain hopes there but I remember several places where I drilled them. Do you have any builders that are close to you or could come over and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-04-2018, 11:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,538
Posted By rockwoodrv9
Just a guess, but maybe the drilled holes are in...

Just a guess, but maybe the drilled holes are in case water gets trapped in there?

Only you know how hard the plane hit the post. The damage looks minimal and could probably be pounded out....
Forum: RV-3 08-25-2018, 12:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 806
Posted By rockwoodrv9
I just left Chucks hangar. He still has has...

I just left Chucks hangar. He still has has beautiful extended and widened 6+. It was weird not seeing the red 3, but Chuck said it was going to a nice guy.

Rod - Im sure you will enjoy your new 3....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-09-2018, 05:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,054
Posted By rockwoodrv9
I haven't flown over the mountains back east, but...

I haven't flown over the mountains back east, but have flown over the Rockies. I would bet it isn't the same or even close. If you are coming from the east, you will not have any mountain flying so...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-07-2018, 02:51 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 38,110
Posted By rockwoodrv9
Good plan John. Best of luck with the final leg...

Good plan John. Best of luck with the final leg of the flight.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-06-2018, 09:50 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 38,110
Posted By rockwoodrv9
Make sure we know when he is ready to go. I want...

Make sure we know when he is ready to go. I want to follow that pretty close. Thanks.

Maybe have him update the blog too!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-05-2018, 10:11 PM
Replies: 708
Views: 418,814
Posted By rockwoodrv9
Nice dude!

Nice dude!
Forum: Trip Write-ups 07-30-2018, 04:32 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 38,110
Posted By rockwoodrv9
Correct. Looking at weather and winds, they do...

Correct. Looking at weather and winds, they do not look good for the next several days from Hilo to Concord unless he is above 15k. I imagine he needs good winds to make it from Hilo home.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 07-30-2018, 01:15 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 38,110
Posted By rockwoodrv9
Departed Christmas Island -headed to Hilo. Long...

Departed Christmas Island -headed to Hilo. Long flight.
https://memoryflightrtw.weebly.com/tracking.html
Forum: Trip Write-ups 07-27-2018, 10:48 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 38,110
Posted By rockwoodrv9
No tracking either. This is not the first time...

No tracking either. This is not the first time tracking was not working.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 07-27-2018, 09:53 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 38,110
Posted By rockwoodrv9
Must have been winds. Looks like he is tracking...

Must have been winds. Looks like he is tracking Cassidy International now. What a flight.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 07-21-2018, 09:34 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 38,110
Posted By rockwoodrv9
Greg, I could see you giving it a shot! Looks...

Greg, I could see you giving it a shot! Looks like it is about 2300 - 2500 miles, depending on landing airport. As the song says, thats a long time to hang in the sky.

I admire this guy for having...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 07-20-2018, 10:30 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 38,110
Posted By rockwoodrv9
He left Australia about 5 hours ago and is...

He left Australia about 5 hours ago and is getting close to the Solomon Islands. https://memoryflightrtw.weebly.com/tracking.html

I still can't believe he will fly from Hilo to San Francisco area. I...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-18-2018, 10:24 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 9,099
Posted By rockwoodrv9
I will have to check this out more when i have...

I will have to check this out more when i have some time, but this sounds great. Thanks for the update.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-17-2018, 10:12 PM
Replies: 423
Views: 98,614
Posted By rockwoodrv9
http://www.vansairforce.net/poh.htm

http://www.vansairforce.net/poh.htm
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 07-17-2018, 09:00 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 9,650
Posted By rockwoodrv9
I believe photobucket lowered their price to a...

I believe photobucket lowered their price to a reasonable amount.

edit: Just checked. $4 to $6 per month. http://photobucket.com/plans/
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-17-2018, 08:52 PM
Replies: 423
Views: 98,614
Posted By rockwoodrv9
Bill, if you could edit it for my A model, my...

Bill, if you could edit it for my A model, my engine,prop, and avionics, that would be great. My N number is 376E, so if you could make that change too, that will also be great.

Actually Bill, I...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 07-13-2018, 08:09 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 38,110
Posted By rockwoodrv9
I have been following this since the start. What...

I have been following this since the start. What an amazing journey. Looks like the long legs is about it left. Hard to believe a person could fly a homebuilt around the world.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-11-2018, 02:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 492
Posted By rockwoodrv9
Ben, I am not in town but email me if you need...

Ben, I am not in town but email me if you need anything. I have friends I could call if needed. Good luck.
Forum: RV-9/9A 07-04-2018, 07:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 494
Posted By rockwoodrv9
If I were redesigning the cowl, I would make the...

If I were redesigning the cowl, I would make the top longer on the sides so it is easier to get the bottom cowl off. If the top was 2" longer and bottom 2" shorter, life would be good!

I was...
Forum: Primers 07-02-2018, 09:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,118
Posted By rockwoodrv9
I have used a kitchen egg type beater on a drill...

I have used a kitchen egg type beater on a drill to mix paint before. If you can find a milkshake mixer rod, that would work too. If not, a piece of #3 rebar could be bent in the shape needed to mix....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-29-2018, 10:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,402
Posted By rockwoodrv9
Ron, email me for some info.

Ron, email me for some info.
Forum: RV-12 06-28-2018, 09:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,349
Posted By rockwoodrv9
Don, they are on sale for $60...

Don, they are on sale for $60 bucks!

http://widgets.harborfreight.com/wswidgets/common/displayCoupon.do?week=2618&campaign=b&page=coupon23.html&cust=10015977088&keycode=1021&single=true
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-27-2018, 07:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,279
Posted By rockwoodrv9
I got the flap system from Pat for my 9A and it...

I got the flap system from Pat for my 9A and it went in very easy. It should fit for the 7 as well. It was a pleasure to take the ramp with the RA sensor and throw them on the workbench!

I haven't...
Forum: RV-12 06-26-2018, 06:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,349
Posted By rockwoodrv9
Don, I use one to lift my 9A. It works great....

Don,
I use one to lift my 9A. It works great. What I did was build a wooden box about 12"x12"x24". I cant remember exact measurements but just make the box so you need to lift about 4" and not too...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 06-25-2018, 08:54 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 14,852
Posted By rockwoodrv9
Agree Mike. Im glad you two got together. Have...

Agree Mike. Im glad you two got together. Have fun!!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-25-2018, 08:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 840
Posted By rockwoodrv9
I did this on my canopy but went about .75 inch...

I did this on my canopy but went about .75 inch to match the foreskin and the back skin so the line is the same. It looks good but was tricky to get it to fit well. I had to readjust once I got the...
Forum: Safety 06-24-2018, 06:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,264
Posted By rockwoodrv9
A little more info

Report says Grandfather and Grandson. Wow, that is close to home. I dream of being able to take my grandsons up with me. Glad they both got out ok....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-21-2018, 07:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,027
Posted By rockwoodrv9
Best idea yet. With a friend, it would not be...

Best idea yet. With a friend, it would not be much trouble at all and probably as fast as loading and unloading. LOTS less chance of damage too. You may even let the local press know about it and...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 06-18-2018, 09:12 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 38,110
Posted By rockwoodrv9
Looks like he is on the move again. Wow, what a...

Looks like he is on the move again. Wow, what a flight.

https://memoryflightrtw.weebly.com/tracking.html
Forum: Trip Write-ups 06-15-2018, 08:25 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 38,110
Posted By rockwoodrv9
Made it to Greenland

Looks like he had his first big crossing and made it to Greenland. If I am reading it correct, about 4.5 hour flight. What an adventure.

https://memoryflightrtw.weebly.com/tracking.html
Forum: RV-10 06-14-2018, 08:41 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,788
Posted By rockwoodrv9
I love reading about guys with a plan to really...

I love reading about guys with a plan to really travel. Best of luck on your planning and then your trip. Your tank looks nice!
Forum: Trip Write-ups 06-13-2018, 09:12 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 38,110
Posted By rockwoodrv9
Ready to fly to Greenland?

Looks like he is about ready to cross over to Greenland. I can't tell by the tracking if he is heading out today or just landed in Iqaluit.
https://memoryflightrtw.weebly.com/tracking.html

What an...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 06-11-2018, 09:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,214
Posted By rockwoodrv9
Best of luck Mike with a great show and I hope...

Best of luck Mike with a great show and I hope you get big crowds!
Forum: Trip Write-ups 06-03-2018, 08:21 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 38,110
Posted By rockwoodrv9
Any update? I see by your tracking that you had a...

Any update? I see by your tracking that you had a flight today.Best of luck buddy. Have a great trip.
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 05-28-2018, 07:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,669
Posted By rockwoodrv9
I just read an update. Pilot and his wife...

I just read an update. Pilot and his wife identified. What a sad day. So sorry for the family....
Forum: RV-14 05-27-2018, 03:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,058
Posted By rockwoodrv9
Are we talking all props need to be clocked...

Are we talking all props need to be clocked correctly? My instructions for my 3 blade Catto didn't say anything about clocking it in any particular place. This may be another thing a non AP builder...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-22-2018, 07:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,496
Posted By rockwoodrv9
Im not so sure what is being said here. I believe...

Im not so sure what is being said here. I believe way more people stall with loss of engine than nose dive into the ground. Would it make sense to be nose heavy with trim on takeoff? Im a new pilot...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-20-2018, 08:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,582
Posted By rockwoodrv9
Wow, and no leaking fuel? You are right - like a...

Wow, and no leaking fuel? You are right - like a bowling ball.
Where are you in WA? Ive been doing a project in Seattle for a month or so and have another month to go. I would love to come by and...
Forum: Painting your RV 05-20-2018, 08:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 777
Posted By rockwoodrv9
I have had good luck with this. It is VERY...

I have had good luck with this. It is VERY hard....
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-20-2018, 08:10 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 18,743
Posted By rockwoodrv9
On my plenum, a BillL special, the oil dipstick...

On my plenum, a BillL special, the oil dipstick is not in the plenum area. I believe in his photo the dipstick is behind the large orange ducting. At least on a O-320, that is how it works. Here is...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 05-20-2018, 07:23 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,480
Posted By rockwoodrv9
Larry, if you get to the Boise - Caldwell KEUL,...

Larry, if you get to the Boise - Caldwell KEUL, and need anything, let me know I always have a car at the airport, tools, and help.

Have fun. Email me for phone number or just email.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 05-16-2018, 08:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,321
Posted By rockwoodrv9
When you are near Boise, let me know! Looks like...

When you are near Boise, let me know! Looks like a fun trip.
Forum: RV-14 05-14-2018, 08:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,786
Posted By rockwoodrv9
I have a friend who has a modified 6 with a key...

I have a friend who has a modified 6 with a key operated canopy lift and close and button inside. It works great and if I gad the skill, I would love to have it.

That is why they are called...
Forum: Tools 05-11-2018, 09:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,994
Posted By rockwoodrv9
I have the crappy Ryobi tabletop band saw. It has...

I have the crappy Ryobi tabletop band saw. It has worked OK for most things. I would never think to use it to cut long strips of aluminum or anything that needed to be too precise. I did find that...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-10-2018, 06:26 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,844
Posted By rockwoodrv9
This is new info to me. Thank you. I am flying...

This is new info to me. Thank you.

I am flying a 172 now and the only thing I have been taught to look at is RPM drop.

The plane does not have the G3X system I have with the sensors on nearly...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-10-2018, 11:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,143
Posted By rockwoodrv9
I bought a motorcycle lift from HF. Cost about...

I bought a motorcycle lift from HF. Cost about $80. I made a wood box to sit on top of it and it will jack my woole plane, all 3 wheels into the air. If made it easy to weigh and check tires. It is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-01-2018, 08:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,068
Posted By rockwoodrv9
I ordered and received mine last week. I can't...

I ordered and received mine last week. I can't wait to get it installed. I have spent many more hours than I will admit to trying to make the RA sensor work with my VP system and G3X. The bonus will...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-01-2018, 07:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 957
Posted By rockwoodrv9
Just a thought. If you are getting close to the...

Just a thought. If you are getting close to the $2000 range, it may be worth just flying over and paying extra baggage costs? You may be able to bypass some other fees. Just a thought that may be...
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-30-2018, 08:20 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,322
Posted By rockwoodrv9
Im sort of stuck on this one. I have so little...

Im sort of stuck on this one. I have so little flight experience (120 hours) that I can see both sides. I understand that in the video referenced, the instructor pilot lost 800' when he went over....
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-29-2018, 08:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,140
Posted By rockwoodrv9
Adam, I had more to cut off that what you are...

Adam, I had more to cut off that what you are talking about. I have a 9a with Catto and spacer, but O-320. Something doesn't sound correct. Can you post a picture or a link to one?

One thing to...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 04-29-2018, 06:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 826
Posted By rockwoodrv9
Best of luck Mike with the show. Wish I could...

Best of luck Mike with the show. Wish I could come. My wife's family helped settle Ely, Lund, and Pioche way back. Some still live there.
Forum: Safety 04-26-2018, 05:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,855
Posted By rockwoodrv9
If I read and heard correctly, the instructor...

If I read and heard correctly, the instructor lost 800' when he knew he was going to execute it and had done it previously. The pilot lost 1200'. I think the point I am taking from this is you cannot...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-25-2018, 09:42 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,667
Posted By rockwoodrv9
Training on how to use everything

I know it can't be done in 45 min, but training how to use everything would be great. That may get me to AV this year if it were offered. I don't really care for air shows but like the vendors and...
Forum: Safety 04-23-2018, 09:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,855
Posted By rockwoodrv9
Wow, that is very sobering. It is easy to think...

Wow, that is very sobering. It is easy to think the guy was showing off without the skills needed, but there have been a good number of high time real pilots to spun in that I know of. There was a...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 04-22-2018, 09:13 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 35,465
Posted By rockwoodrv9
I watched it years ago and it is just as freaky...

I watched it years ago and it is just as freaky now. I can see how easy it is to go around. Thanks for the reminder and I plan to bookmark it or download.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-16-2018, 08:30 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 22,081
Posted By rockwoodrv9
I snapped mine on today - perfect fit and hold...

I snapped mine on today - perfect fit and hold the canopy on my 9 up better than original. Thanks for the tip.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 04-15-2018, 07:16 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,492
Posted By rockwoodrv9
Good to see you flying and enjoying your plane....

Good to see you flying and enjoying your plane. I'm just finishing up and hope to have as much fun as you! Did you paint yours? Looks different in the pics.
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-10-2018, 06:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 686
Posted By rockwoodrv9
Pete, I cant see your pictures so Im not sure if...

Pete, I cant see your pictures so Im not sure if I have your questions correct. One thing I did was cut a piece of 3/4" plywood ina circle about 1/2" larger than the prop back plate with "bow ties"...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-08-2018, 11:37 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,346
Posted By rockwoodrv9
Not quite. I just changed the oil after sitting...

Not quite. I just changed the oil after sitting since taxi testing. I wanted to make a mess and I did!
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