VansAirForceForums  
Home > VansAirForceForums

- POSTING RULES
- Donate yearly (please).
- Advertise in here!

- Today's Posts | Insert Pics


Go Back   VAF Forums > Search Forums
Register FAQ Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Showing results 1 to 62 of 381
Search took 0.03 seconds.
Search: Posts Made By: cajunwings
Forum: RV-9/9A 10-21-2017, 08:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 299
Posted By cajunwings
Sanding Scratches

This is another area where a “Test” before proceeding will tell you exactly what you need to know. On a small piece of scrap (say 1x4”) sand with 4 different grits from fine to extreme and prime it...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-07-2017, 07:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 413
Posted By cajunwings
You are correct. I would add that I have seen...

You are correct. I would add that I have seen the inside of many of these and corrosion and pitting is not unheard of with the cranks that are not coated. If anyone decides to not comply with this...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-06-2017, 02:10 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,027
Posted By cajunwings
That number is a total of all 9's & 9A's reported...

That number is a total of all 9's & 9A's reported to the Mothership. The tailwheel 9 is a rare bird.

Don Broussard
RV9 Rebuild in Progress
57 Pacer
Forum: RV-10 08-21-2017, 06:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,202
Posted By cajunwings
Colors

Agree with Mel on this one. United Airlines previous paint colors, the gray and blues hardest to see on lots of days (even with strobes)compared to the other guys. Another color consideration might...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-17-2017, 05:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 643
Posted By cajunwings
Mag work

Have been hearing good reports about Select Aircraft Service in Lancaster Tx and last month sent them work. Took a little longer than planned but it a big job (D-3000) and was over July 4th so that...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-16-2017, 07:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 903
Posted By cajunwings
Garmin

+1 for Stein, he definitely knows RV's

Approach Fast Stack is also a dealer. Talked them at sun n fun and they seem to know Garmin and RV's as well.

Don Broussard
RV9 Rebuild in Progress
57...
Forum: Tools 08-12-2017, 10:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 785
Posted By cajunwings
Tools

You have a good start on tooling. Before I got a bandsaw did not realize how much I would use it. Same with the drill press. The small tabletop models can do much of the work if you don't have the...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-10-2017, 10:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 686
Posted By cajunwings
Slack

If you allow enough slack and clearence for the engine to rotate plus or minus 3/4" that should be plenty. Adels are good. Cables wires and hoses should be firmly secured to firewall, engine mount...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 08-06-2017, 06:29 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,578
Posted By cajunwings
Mag trouble

You might run your mag problem by Arron at Select Aircraft Service in Lancaster Tx. 972-227-9580. You may be able to get your mag repaired/overhauled for a reasonable price while you wait for a EI...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-06-2017, 11:29 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,419
Posted By cajunwings
[Believe it or not I think I found at least one...

[Believe it or not I think I found at least one cylinder where the engine builder installed them opposite of how they are suppose to be installed]

I have seen this issue numerous times. It's easy...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-05-2017, 08:07 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,419
Posted By cajunwings
Brian: Sounds like you have all the bases...

Brian: Sounds like you have all the bases covered so nothing to add to your search, however my money is on a ignition problem. I would look at the mag distributor block with a bright light and a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-01-2017, 12:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,202
Posted By cajunwings
Fittings

Yep steel fittings for me on everything FWF and the Red Cube wrapped in large fire sleeve.

Don Broussard
RV9 Rebuild in Progress
57 Pacer
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-30-2017, 08:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,149
Posted By cajunwings
Fuel lines

I used the stock valve and 5052 tubing. I can send a couple photos. Send me your email

Don Broussard
RV9 Rebuild in Progress
57 Pacer
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-28-2017, 02:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 991
Posted By cajunwings
Tach drive

After some back & forth email with our very own Lyc guru Mahlon I left mine out.

Don Broussard
RV9 Rebuild in Progress
57 Pacer
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-26-2017, 05:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 519
Posted By cajunwings
CHT Probes

Never have used any sealant on CHT probes. Have not seen it called for in any Lycoming or Continental service or OH manual

Don Broussard A&P/ IA etc
RV9 Rebuild in Progress
57 Pacer
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-18-2017, 03:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 919
Posted By cajunwings
Sika sides

I cut mine 1/8" above the side rails to allow a little space for Sika so canopy bottom edge could be bonded into the assembly. Also have a large triangular fillet on the inside. 1/4" gap is plenty....
Forum: RV-9/9A 07-14-2017, 08:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 757
Posted By cajunwings
Slider

On my 9 Slider I left about a 1" overhang at the rear bow. I planned for a fiberglass rear skirt from the beginning and this extra inch is just more bonding area. With 1" overhang I still had well...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-12-2017, 07:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,208
Posted By cajunwings
Dimples

A steel CS rivet or a steel CS screw will do the job with appropriate CS hole in a bucking bar on the back side. In my homemade tool collection is a piece of aluminum bar 1/4" thick, 1/2" wide & 4"...
Forum: RV-10 07-09-2017, 05:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 801
Posted By cajunwings
Doublers

I installed fans this size in 2 different Slider 9's. Since I wasn't able to do the structural analysis myself (and it is structure) I used the repair patch part of 43:13 as a guide. The doubler...
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-09-2017, 11:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 944
Posted By cajunwings
Powder coat

Powdercoated mine and did some other small asst parts in the same oven run. I used the long pivot bolts and needed to remove the powdercoat out of the bolt holes during assembly. Easy with right...
Forum: RV-14 06-19-2017, 07:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,546
Posted By cajunwings
Dings

Gravity is just going to happen. Those foam mats that go on the flooor around the workbench are cheap at HF. I keep a couple of sets on hand to cut up for all kind of uses. Great for...
Forum: RV-9/9A 06-14-2017, 09:30 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 435
Posted By cajunwings
Gear flex

My 9A rebuild project came home on a 22' trailer with a 1' tall rail that ran around the sides and front. Engine and tail surfaces were removed but fuselage was complete otherwise and on gear. I...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-14-2017, 05:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 512
Posted By cajunwings
O Ring

If nearby, any Prop Shop should has these O Rings.

Don Broussard
RV9 Rebuild in Progress
57 Pacer
Forum: RV-14 06-13-2017, 08:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,447
Posted By cajunwings
Plex edges

For me 400 grit finish sanding on the edges is a minimum. I did 600 then wet sanded with 1000. A bit of overkill but no scratches.

Don Broussard
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-11-2017, 08:23 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 11,971
Posted By cajunwings
Metal in oil

Hopefully no hard particles got in between the crank and main bearings. There is a risk of scoring which increases every hour it runs with metal circulating. Aircraft Specialty in Tulsa is great...
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-08-2017, 05:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 735
Posted By cajunwings
Latch arm

Looked at many slider RVs when I was working on my canopy and over 1/2 of them had a small bend or two in the latch arm. On mine the latch pin does not point straight down, it angles toward the tail...
Forum: RV-6/6A 06-08-2017, 05:24 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,169
Posted By cajunwings
Rpm

First step is to make sure the tach is accurate.


Don Broussard
RV9 Rebuild in Progress
57 Pacer
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-07-2017, 08:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 494
Posted By cajunwings
Airbox photos

Jesse: at Sun-n-Fun I bought the whole package and have been satisfied with it so far. I downloaded the airbox app on my iPad and power the wifi box with a small external battery. After taking...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-23-2017, 09:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 518
Posted By cajunwings
D10 Battery

Not sure of the recommended replacement schedule, but changing it is easy. Mine had cover plate held on by 2 Allen head screws on the back of the can. It has a 9 volt battery style connector and...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-15-2017, 08:02 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 11,971
Posted By cajunwings
Making Metal

I was putting together a comment but Robert Anglin very clearly stated what I was thinking. Have dealt with this issue a several times and his advice is spot on.

Don Broussard A&P, IA etc etc
RV9...
Forum: RV-9/9A 05-12-2017, 07:41 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,309
Posted By cajunwings
Gust Locks

As always each to his own. I would avoid external locks that could be overlooked. I know we all diligently preflight and do pre takeoff control checks but humans being humans stuff will and does...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-07-2017, 09:11 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,022
Posted By cajunwings
Engine issues

Compression that low and leaking around the rings is enough reason to remove that cylinder for a look inside now. No one can say how long it might go without causing problems. You may be able to...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-02-2017, 09:23 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,518
Posted By cajunwings
Spring clamps

Mike: I can use 8 but will take 10. PayPal?

Don Broussard
RV9 Rebuild in Progress
57 Pacer
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-22-2017, 03:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,035
Posted By cajunwings
Sump removal

Exhaust comes off quick and easy and makes all the other work 10x easier. Disconnect intakes from cylinder heads and pull the pipe outboard out of the hose. A large pair of pliers can then be used...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-21-2017, 03:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,577
Posted By cajunwings
Missing parts

If nothing else works I would remove the dipstick tube before pulling the sump. It's a good sized hole to look thru and with a flashlight and small mirror or a Boroscope you should be able to see...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-11-2017, 09:59 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,058
Posted By cajunwings
FWIW: Saw Sean Tucker at his operation last...

FWIW: Saw Sean Tucker at his operation last year and noticed both of the biplanes had Dynon D-10s installed. Since I had one I asked how they were holding up and if they ever "tumbled". He said...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-29-2017, 03:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,194
Posted By cajunwings
Suction Screen

It is at the inlet of the path to the oil pump. It is for big pieces. I have found parts of mag bearings and once part of the drive gear on the back the crank in this screen. In each case there...
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-28-2017, 07:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 990
Posted By cajunwings
Tubing

Got mine from Spruce. Always better to order extra. I have some experience and still used up some tubing getting my fuel plumbing just right.

Don Broussard
RV9 Rebuild in Progress
57 Pacer
Forum: RV-4 03-21-2017, 06:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,785
Posted By cajunwings
Clevelands

Richard: I have 2 new 5:00x5 Cleveland wheel assemblies Part # 40-78A. They are complete with brake discs, thru bolts, seals & bearings. Manufacture date 8-82 and stored in my air conditioned shop...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-20-2017, 03:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 707
Posted By cajunwings
Gretz

I have a complete Gretz system removed from my RV9 with 95hrs tt that I won't be using. $275 Photos on request.

Don Broussard
RV9 Rebuild in Progress
57 Pacer
Forum: RV-9/9A 03-19-2017, 05:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,380
Posted By cajunwings
Trim setting

Neutral setting is a good place to make first takeoff. I have found that even when out of trim the control forces are easy enough to manage. RV9A with IO320 and Hartzell likes slight bit of nose up...
Forum: RV-4 03-17-2017, 07:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,785
Posted By cajunwings
Cleveland

I may have a set. They are 20+ years but new/never installed. Will be able to check on Tuesday.

Don Broussard
RV9 Rebuild in Progress
57 Pacer
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-13-2017, 08:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,370
Posted By cajunwings
Re weigh

To add: Multi engine aircraft flown under Far 135 must be reweighed every 3 years. Not that this remotely applies to us but we could use this requirement as guidance to consider re weighing every...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-13-2017, 07:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,886
Posted By cajunwings
Damage history

The example in the first post sounds like a new plane with used wings. I would guess that all the hardware, instruments, controls ect and any thing else useable got transferred to the new build. I...
Forum: RV-14 03-12-2017, 09:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,705
Posted By cajunwings
Cover seal

I've done a couple planes with a made in place proseal gasket. Works good. Message me if you would like details.

Don Broussard
RV9 Rebuild in Progress
57 Pacer
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-10-2017, 08:16 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,980
Posted By cajunwings
Antenna doubler

Rivet doubler in place then paint the rivet heads with a artist brush.

Don Broussard
RV9 Rebuild in Progress
57 Pacer
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-09-2017, 03:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,576
Posted By cajunwings
Brake Reservoir

A white Ty-Rap makes a great "dipstick" for checking the fluid level. Flexible if you need it to be and the little teeth capture fluid for easy reading.

Don Broussard
RV9 Rebuild in Progress
57...
Forum: Painting your RV 03-09-2017, 02:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,136
Posted By cajunwings
Glo-Custom

This is a observation from the other side. In the process of my 9 rebuild I'm stripping the Glo-Custom paint job off my plane. Have to say it is really well adhered, well primed underneath and has...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-09-2017, 12:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,843
Posted By cajunwings
Navigator

My all Garmin panel will have a 430W.

Don Broussard
RV9 Rebuild in Progress
87 Pacer
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-05-2017, 09:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,076
Posted By cajunwings
Removing Governor

The governor is well above the oil level in the sump so no worries there, but there is oil in the governor and the line that goes forward to the prop so you will be dealing with about a cups worth. ...
Forum: Propellers 03-05-2017, 09:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,500
Posted By cajunwings
Prop Rpm

On takeoff the low pitch stop setting inside the prop limits max rpm until the governor begins to govern. Until that happens your prop behaves like a fixed pitched prop. Exactly when the governor...
Forum: Propellers 03-04-2017, 08:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,500
Posted By cajunwings
Pitch adjusting

I wouldn't go more than 1 full turn at a time. May take a couple of runs to get it right.

Don Broussard
RV9 Rebuild in Progress
57 Pacer
Forum: Propellers 03-04-2017, 06:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,500
Posted By cajunwings
Prop pitch

Bret: You need to adjust the low pitch stop to limit the max rpm to 2700 on the take off roll(add some more pitch). This is easily done on most Hartzells with the threaded stem & locknut on the...
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-03-2017, 08:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,896
Posted By cajunwings
Glass Skirt

Beautiful work Jared. Did you have any trouble removing adhesive from fuselage after skirt layup? Did you use any mold release on the Dacron before layup? Thanks

Don Broussard

RV9 Rebuild in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-28-2017, 10:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,180
Posted By cajunwings
Leading edge corrosion

Sounds like typical salt accumulation from your environment. You may see some on the prop leading edges as well. Keep it clean and don't use any products with silicone before paint.

Don...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-06-2017, 07:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,485
Posted By cajunwings
Guide rail

Van's was willing to sell me the bar stock (1/4 x 1/2 i think) in whatever length I wanted. They likely buy it in 12' sticks. Get it long enough for Supertracks.

Don Broussard
RV9 Rebuild in...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-30-2017, 06:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,717
Posted By cajunwings
Certainly they can last that long and longer. ...

Certainly they can last that long and longer. I've also seen a higher incidence of problems after the 10 year point because the rubber doesn't last forever. They seem to be more sensitive to years...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-29-2017, 01:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,717
Posted By cajunwings
Rubber Parts

I have done a fair amount of aviation maintenance consulting and pre-buys over they years and always tell clients that after 10 years a rubber part has lived its life & doesn't owe you anything. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-18-2017, 06:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,419
Posted By cajunwings
Center rail

Instead of installing the center rail extension you could order a 4.5' length of the bar stock from Van's and make it the length you need in 1 piece. Did just that on the 9.

Don Broussard

RV9...
Forum: Reviews 01-15-2017, 08:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,535
Posted By cajunwings
Dick: Nothing in PM. Let's try email. ...

Dick: Nothing in PM. Let's try email. Don

cajunwings@cox.net
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-14-2017, 07:44 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 29,820
Posted By cajunwings
Thoughts

I believe the odds are good that the vent froze up and internal pressure pushed the seal out.

Over time all hollow cranks accumulate that sludge in the bore. 500 hrs is a good interval to have a...
Forum: Reviews 01-14-2017, 05:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,535
Posted By cajunwings
gretz

For what its worth I have the Gretz system that came out of my 9 that I won't be using. It has 95 hrs total time and will sell for very reasonable price.


Don Broussard

RV9 Rebuild in Progress
57...
Showing results 1 to 62 of 381

 
Forum Jump

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 09:53 PM.


The VAFForums come to you courtesy Delta Romeo, LLC. By viewing and participating in them you agree to build your plane using standardized methods and practices and to fly it safely and in accordance with the laws governing the country you are located in.