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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-25-2017, 09:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 569
Posted By mikehoover
This is an O-320 but perhaps a picture will...

This is an O-320 but perhaps a picture will help:

http://www.aclog.com/rv-9a/images/Firewall%20Forward/3f721ef73d5133c0128e850c4022254d3490_1101001521a.jpg
Forum: RV-9/9A 11-20-2017, 10:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,256
Posted By mikehoover
I had to put a slight joggle in the latch...

I had to put a slight joggle in the latch too.

http://www.aclog.com/rv-9a/images/Fuselage/eb3556da5206fb9ea815bad08c50bfd830610_0817091435.jpg
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-09-2017, 09:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 839
Posted By mikehoover
+1 So much easier to get all the conduit and...

+1

So much easier to get all the conduit and wiring in the wings while you have easy access. I preferred to have my wings completely built before mounting to the fuse.
Forum: RV-9/9A 09-27-2017, 09:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,460
Posted By mikehoover
I had a leak at the inboard root rib bottom...

I had a leak at the inboard root rib bottom corner where a lot of pro seal is needed to fill in. I removed the fuel sender plate (yes, painful) and worked plenty of pro seal in at the leak area. Fine...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-23-2017, 07:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 802
Posted By mikehoover
Not sure what set up you have but I had a similar...

Not sure what set up you have but I had a similar issue a while back. I found that there was one strand of wire that didn't get soldered into the core in the 90 degree BNC connecter that came with...
Forum: RV-9/9A 08-12-2017, 08:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 666
Posted By mikehoover
I think I see what you are talking about. The...

I think I see what you are talking about. The Isometric View on DWG 23 shows the F-972 Forward Bottom Skin overlapping the F-904H Center Section Side Plate.

Cheers and regards!
Forum: RV-9/9A 08-12-2017, 05:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 666
Posted By mikehoover
Looks like the aft end of the 917 Lower Longeron...

Looks like the aft end of the 917 Lower Longeron butts up against the 904C Center Section Forward Side flange and the 904H Center Section Side Plate. I don't see anything on DWG 23 to indicate they...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-24-2017, 10:08 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 9,477
Posted By mikehoover
It is aggravating for sure. That other people...

It is aggravating for sure. That other people don't seem to "get it" is what is frustrating. I have had people sit on wing, lean on the wing tip or leading edge, thump a bottle cap towards the trash...
Forum: RV-9/9A 06-23-2017, 07:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,205
Posted By mikehoover
Go to http://cafe.foundation/v2/main_home.php...

Go to http://cafe.foundation/v2/main_home.php then click the "RESEARCH" tab, then on the right side menu click "CAFE APRs" and choose an aircraft.
Forum: RV-9/9A 06-22-2017, 02:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,573
Posted By mikehoover
I installed the extension with brass...

I installed the extension with brass pipe/fittings from Lowes. Secured with tie wraps. Funny I only check it at annual, but then I take the gascolator bowl off so the drain valve extension is in my...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-18-2017, 06:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,626
Posted By mikehoover
How did you tighten the bolt? I have heard finger...

How did you tighten the bolt? I have heard finger tight then 135 degrees.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-17-2017, 12:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,609
Posted By mikehoover
I used rivets per Vans DWG C-2 on the U-808...

I used rivets per Vans DWG C-2 on the U-808 brackets.

http://www.aclog.com/rv-9a/images/Finish/f1c67c027fb8feb7cbbe4f5e5cd8c5fb22569_leftLowerInterectionFairingWeb.jpg
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-17-2017, 06:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,609
Posted By mikehoover
Their instructions were certainly lacking. Hope...

Their instructions were certainly lacking. Hope this will help:

http://www.aclog.com/rv-9a/images/Finish/c3b8252834976400b6c6e2a3df242a3f22569_upperIntersectionFairingText.jpg
Forum: RV-6/6A 05-08-2017, 05:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,077
Posted By mikehoover
I may have one. I will check when I am at the...

I may have one. I will check when I am at the airport tomorrow.
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-28-2017, 09:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,173
Posted By mikehoover
Just don't forget to unlatch the canopy once you...

Just don't forget to unlatch the canopy once you are done with the fiberglass work. Someone I know struggled to get the canopy open after they finished theirs, until a genius with impeccable timing...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-28-2017, 09:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,303
Posted By mikehoover
I have some photos on my website of my Gretz Aero...

I have some photos on my website of my Gretz Aero installed with the Dynon heated pitot if you need more. Just search the page for pitot tube or Gretz.

http://www.aclog.com/rv-9a/index.php?c=2
Forum: RV-9/9A 04-24-2017, 10:44 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 527
Posted By mikehoover
Yeah, the baffles were fun work! Here are a few...

Yeah, the baffles were fun work! Here are a few pix that may...
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-23-2017, 06:39 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,177
Posted By mikehoover
If you are going to install a gascolator, I would...

If you are going to install a gascolator, I would recommend to go ahead and order the gascolator mount plate/bracket and install while building your firewall. I think the bracket is part of the FWF...
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-22-2017, 10:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,447
Posted By mikehoover
That is Dupont Variprime. If I had it to do over...

That is Dupont Variprime. If I had it to do over again I'd use a water based epoxy primer. Variprime is some nasty stuff to work with.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-03-2017, 07:41 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 8,171
Posted By mikehoover
I used Avery clear labels printed on a HP laser...

I used Avery clear labels printed on a HP laser printer. Holding up well after five years. I had to reallocate a switch when I added a P-Mag. It was easy to remove and...
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-02-2017, 08:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,447
Posted By mikehoover
http://www.aclog.com/rv-9a/images/Wing/DCP_0071.JP...

http://www.aclog.com/rv-9a/images/Wing/DCP_0071.JPG
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-30-2017, 11:01 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 47,940
Posted By mikehoover
Worth the extra upfront cost to get rid of the...

Worth the extra upfront cost to get rid of the tube. I know of at least one builder who had to build and paint a new nose wheel pant because of a flat. That was his third flat due to nose wheel tube...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-27-2017, 05:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,316
Posted By mikehoover
It is very likely you will have to adjust one or...

It is very likely you will have to adjust one or two of the bearings when you are installing the rudder onto the VS. The dimensions given are a starting point that will get you very close. Not...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-09-2017, 09:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,822
Posted By mikehoover
This is what I ended up with. The standard bolt...

This is what I ended up with. The standard bolt was a bit loose, so I used a close tolerance bolt. I had to cut an elongated hole in the firewall because I had previously located the first hole about...
Forum: RV-9/9A 12-24-2016, 12:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,849
Posted By mikehoover
I couldn't find it. I have no mention of it in my...

I couldn't find it. I have no mention of it in my builder's journal. I guess I'm flying around without it just fine?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-12-2016, 01:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,175
Posted By mikehoover
Here is a definitive post on the subject of tie...

Here is a definitive post on the subject of tie down jack points:

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showpost.php?p=963670&postcount=30
Forum: RV-9/9A 11-30-2016, 09:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,271
Posted By mikehoover
I'm pretty sure I bent the ends before riveting...

I'm pretty sure I bent the ends before riveting the horns on. If you screw up the bends and have to order another trim tab skin, you won't have to redo the horns too. Here's a picture of how mine...
Forum: RV-9/9A 10-14-2016, 02:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,909
Posted By mikehoover
The method I used to get the ribs clecoed in was...

The method I used to get the ribs clecoed in was this: clecoed the top foremost three, then the bottom aftmost three (here you need to push the compressed cleco thru the skin hole completely and then...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-01-2016, 10:34 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,367
Posted By mikehoover
I used a white Sharpie paint pen from local...

I used a white Sharpie paint pen from local office supply store. It is holding up pretty well so far. I would expect to re-marked the tires from time to time.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-14-2016, 02:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,237
Posted By mikehoover
I had a piece of 10' 3/4x3/4x1/8 left over after...

I had a piece of 10' 3/4x3/4x1/8 left over after my build :eek: I think it was meant for the battery box DWG 31. I went with DWG 31A, the PC680 steel box set up.
Forum: RV-9/9A 03-15-2016, 07:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,891
Posted By mikehoover
http://www.aclog.com/rv-9a/images/Fuselage/DCP_268...

http://www.aclog.com/rv-9a/images/Fuselage/DCP_2681.JPG
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-11-2016, 07:12 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,888
Posted By mikehoover
Congrats! Awesome day for sure!

Congrats! Awesome day for sure!
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-13-2016, 06:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,725
Posted By mikehoover
I was surprised how easily the plug came out...

I was surprised how easily the plug came out using a slide hammer. Effortless.
Forum: RV-9/9A 12-25-2015, 06:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,086
Posted By mikehoover
Ran it along the longeron under the canopy...

Ran it along the longeron under the canopy deck.
http://www.aclog.com/rv-9a/images/Fuselage/c14f54a445a21662f90b22c4f91b0de55132_DSC_0270.JPG
Forum: RV-12 12-15-2015, 01:52 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 15,161
Posted By mikehoover
I have been having red screens for my last...

I have been having red screens for my last several flights during this problem period. Before launching this past Saturday, I set my Skyview's TFR opacity to 20% and went flying. I could see the TFR...
Forum: RV-9/9A 12-01-2015, 03:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,816
Posted By mikehoover
Best if you wait on the pushrods so you have...

Best if you wait on the pushrods so you have plenty of room to work with without damaging them. Not that big of a deal to disconnect from the bell crank and get them out of the way.
Forum: RV-9/9A 11-18-2015, 07:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 540
Posted By mikehoover
I see the rod end dimensions on DWG 7, LEFT SIDE...

I see the rod end dimensions on DWG 7, LEFT SIDE VIEW. The dimensions are from the bearing center hole to the face of the spar. It is noted with Revision 2 which "added dimension..." dated 1/12/01....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-03-2015, 09:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,962
Posted By mikehoover
Did it behave as expected during the run up while...

Did it behave as expected during the run up while doing a mag check?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-26-2015, 08:09 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,469
Posted By mikehoover
There should be a "Like" button on...

There should be a "Like" button on posts...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-20-2015, 08:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,095
Posted By mikehoover
I used a piece of .016 like a shoe horn to help...

I used a piece of .016 like a shoe horn to help get the rear spar to engage. You can remove it easily once you get the spar in...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-11-2015, 08:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,258
Posted By mikehoover
That bracket was a bit tricky to drill. Here is...

That bracket was a bit tricky to drill. Here is my journal entry:
http://www.aclog.com/rv-9a/index.php?c=3#727

and a picture:
http://www.aclog.com/rv-9a/images/Fuselage/DCP_2662.JPG
Forum: RV-9/9A 09-10-2015, 02:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,076
Posted By mikehoover
I have been using 36 for the mains and 40-45 for...

I have been using 36 for the mains and 40-45 for the Berringer nose wheel. Holding up well so far and handles nicely.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-03-2015, 03:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,081
Posted By mikehoover
That's for your second one!

That's for your second one!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-30-2015, 10:04 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,958
Posted By mikehoover
What will happen if the pin is inserted when not...

What will happen if the pin is inserted when not rotating in the opposite direction?
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-25-2015, 04:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,732
Posted By mikehoover
Yes I did say it backwards. Sorry for the...

Yes I did say it backwards. Sorry for the confusion. When the Pmag is grounded, I traditionally get a 60 rpm drop on the Slick, but now am getting 120. The Pmag is working as expected.

We "think"...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-25-2015, 09:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,732
Posted By mikehoover
Slick Mag dropping more that usual

I have a Slick impulse mag on the left and a Pmag on the right. During my run ups, I am used to having a 60 rpm drop when the left Slick mag is grounded, and a 90 rpm drop when the right Pmag is...
Forum: RV-9/9A 08-09-2015, 08:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,645
Posted By mikehoover
Here's what I wrote in my journal way back in...

Here's what I wrote in my journal way back in 2005:

DWG 22 EXPLODED VIEW calls for a 1 1/2" hole but the manual says to use a 1 5/8" hole saw. Since the step tube is 1 1/2" diameter, I opted for the...
Forum: RV-9/9A 07-24-2015, 07:54 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,889
Posted By mikehoover
The normal 8 minute drive took 25 minutes. Got a...

The normal 8 minute drive took 25 minutes. Got a lot of stares during the move. Had my wife following close behind me the whole...
Forum: RV-9/9A 06-20-2015, 06:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,588
Posted By mikehoover
Congratulations! Many RV grins are yet to come!

Congratulations! Many RV grins are yet to come!
Forum: COMM 06-17-2015, 08:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,433
Posted By mikehoover
Just a thought...Have you checked continuity for...

Just a thought...Have you checked continuity for your antenna cables, including the short connector cables that came with the radios? I had a similar problem that turned out to be the short cable on...
Forum: RV-9/9A 06-10-2015, 05:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,811
Posted By mikehoover
No cracks so far. I did have my wings on and flew...

No cracks so far. I did have my wings on and flew without the fairings for a while. It was a pain to install the wheel pants and gear leg fairings with the wings on. It'd be much easier to install...
Forum: RV-9/9A 06-09-2015, 07:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,811
Posted By mikehoover
Here's my journal entry for installing those and...

Here's my journal entry for installing those and a couple of photos. Hope it will help some.
http://www.aclog.com/rv-9a/index.php?c=5#1195
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-03-2015, 01:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,007
Posted By mikehoover
I had the same problem trying to thread the SS...

I had the same problem trying to thread the SS rod so I did what a lot of folks did with the safety wire. The picture below shows the safety wire with some plastic tubing to protect against...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-01-2015, 03:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,261
Posted By mikehoover
I put mine in the drill press and used a small...

I put mine in the drill press and used a small hack saw to cut it, then while still spinning, drew it down onto some sand paper on top of a piece of wood several times to finish the ends.
Forum: RV-9/9A 05-24-2015, 01:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,659
Posted By mikehoover
I located my Dynon ADAHARS in the inboard left...

I located my Dynon ADAHARS in the inboard left wing access port just aft so I could operate in there. I made a bracket screwed to the wing rib flanges to level it. It is working great for 150 hours.
Forum: RV-9/9A 05-24-2015, 09:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,044
Posted By mikehoover
http://www.aclog.com/rv-9a/images/Fuselage/d08fe9e...

http://www.aclog.com/rv-9a/images/Fuselage/d08fe9e9787690813bc13efc4ea47a9322088_0503001701.jpg
Forum: RV-9/9A 05-20-2015, 07:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,305
Posted By mikehoover
I think this is how Vans recommended the trailing...

I think this is how Vans recommended the trailing edges:
http://www.aclog.com/rv-9a/images/Empennage/emp/DCP_1411.JPG
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-16-2015, 09:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,000
Posted By mikehoover
How old is it? I replaced my several years old...

How old is it? I replaced my several years old mains shortly after my first flight because they developed splits all the way around the circumference in each of the grooves. Desser rep said they dont...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-22-2015, 02:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 728
Posted By mikehoover
I think it serves two purposes: 1) facilitates...

I think it serves two purposes: 1) facilitates installing/removing the seat floors; 2) to keep the seat floors from contacting the side skins and potentially wearing on them.
Forum: RV-9/9A 04-20-2015, 08:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,703
Posted By mikehoover
A couple of my journal entries; hope they will...

A couple of my journal entries; hope they will help some:

http://www.aclog.com/rv-9a/index.php?c=3#791

http://www.aclog.com/rv-9a/index.php?c=3#796
Forum: RV-9/9A 04-17-2015, 05:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,575
Posted By mikehoover
I had to put bends in mine to get them to fit...

I had to put bends in mine to get them to fit nicely and lie flat against their riveting surfaces. Also trimmed along the edge against the firewall to get a nice even fit with adequate edge distance....
Forum: RV-9/9A 03-26-2015, 05:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,481
Posted By mikehoover
I'd say Vans' mains and brakes are completely...

I'd say Vans' mains and brakes are completely adequate. I did go with the tubeless Beringer nose gear (saves a pound of weight). I am completely happy with the set up. The Beringer main gear package...
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