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Forum: GPS 07-17-2010, 09:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,752
Posted By n2prise
396 & 496 data port is USB on the back...

That USB port on your 296 is only used for uploading and downloading data from your computer if you want to update the Jeppesen aviation database or upgrade the 296 software, which is currently...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-16-2010, 07:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,695
Posted By n2prise
Thanks for posting Larry!

I was hoping a 6-builder would post on this topic. After reading your post above, I know why Van's made and supplied the bellcrank jig for the models that came after the RV-6.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-16-2010, 07:33 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,515
Posted By n2prise
Flat antenna patterns...

I have been in the television industry for 39 years. I learned very early that television transmission antennas compress the pattern vertically to get maximum coverage to the horizon. Cell towers...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-16-2010, 07:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,695
Posted By n2prise
Aileron bellcrank jig?

My RV-9A wing kit came with a factory-made bellcrank jig from Van's Aircraft. I am guessing the RV-6 did not have this jig included. Look at the second photo on this web page to see the jig. ...
Forum: Safety 07-12-2010, 08:36 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 57,849
Posted By n2prise
OSHKOSH arrival and departure videos...

For those of you flying in for the first time and would like to see and hear what it was like on my second trip flying my RV-9A in 2006, I have videos posted online for you via this...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-24-2010, 08:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,311
Posted By n2prise
Gauge check...

Wendell and I noticed the same thing with his set of gauges.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-24-2010, 08:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,517
Posted By n2prise
Another parking brake installation

My parking brake was installed and documented on my page 91.

http://www.n2prise.org/rv9a091.htm
Forum: RV-9/9A 04-25-2010, 08:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,367
Posted By n2prise
Several variables set the spacing, etc.

http://www.n2prise.org/Photo2/DSCM0093.JPG
When you see this view, you realize the spacing between the pipes is not the only issue. I have a burned spot at one location on my cowl where the pipes...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 04-17-2010, 06:08 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 13,447
Posted By n2prise
Stick wiring, elevator trim...

When I wired my PTT on the control stick, I made sure to use a small gauge wire and some heat shrink on both wires as it passed the bolt at the bottom. I did not drill any hole in the stick.

Does...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-01-2010, 05:30 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 9,026
Posted By n2prise
Exhaust Stack Shadows missing...

Not only did he forget about the numbers being reversed, but the shadow under the cowl has no visible exhaust stacks from the turboprop engine.

As for me, the RV-9A I built loves to fly up high on...
Forum: Southeast 03-10-2010, 07:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,570
Posted By n2prise
Maybe this time...

Jeff,

I am looking forward to getting there. Bad weather messed up the last one for us. The event is on my Outlook calendar.
Forum: RV-9/9A 03-10-2010, 07:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,873
Posted By n2prise
Avoiding twists in control surfaces...

When I first built my work bench, it had some minor sag in it from end to end. By the time I got to the flaps and ailerons in the wing construction, I built a raised and perfectly straight BOX from...
Forum: RV-9/9A 03-03-2010, 06:43 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 8,135
Posted By n2prise
MY RV-9A...

What a thread! I seem to remember a post a while back about a guy who tried to spin his RV-9A and got into an inverted flat spin. He recovered, but also learned a lesson about Roncz airfoils like...
Forum: RV-9/9A 03-01-2010, 09:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,458
Posted By n2prise
Long range fuel tanks and RV-9A...

Mark,

I visited Bernie Kerr in South Florida who built a Mazda rotary-powered RV-9A with the outer leading edges converted to fuel tanks. He wanted to be able to fly round trip to South Carolina...
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-08-2010, 07:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,674
Posted By n2prise
Harrison visit in 2006

Jim,

I enjoyed our brief time together during my return from Denver in 2006. I do need to make another trip over to visit with you when better weather and fuel funding permits. As I was preparing...
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-08-2010, 07:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,674
Posted By n2prise
Sliding Canopy Fit

Jim,

Start on my page 45 for how my RV-9A canopy was built and fitted to the fuselage. http://www.n2prise.org/rv9a043.htm

The canopy skirt construction you want to know about starts on page 46. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-04-2010, 09:46 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,564
Posted By n2prise
Bottom line on building an airplane...

Mike,

Think of the project as a lot of little jobs, when completed, result in a flyable airplane you will enjoy for a very long time!

Just so you know, a father and son team did nothing except...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-04-2010, 09:44 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,564
Posted By n2prise
Work on the project every chance you get!

Mike,

I started thinking about building an airplane in the late 1990s. I paid for a ride in a fiberglass pusher called the Glassic Composite, which was a variation on the Cozy Mark IV. I thought...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-31-2010, 08:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,151
Posted By n2prise
Flying with Mike Seager

Phil,

Take a look at this page on my web site. Scroll down to the entry for June 1, 2005.

http://www.n2prise.org/rv9a132.htm#May31

http://www.n2prise.org/Photo2/DSCM0042.JPG

At the end of the...
Forum: RV-9/9A 01-26-2010, 06:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,001
Posted By n2prise
Moving day for 90622

Steve,

I took delivery of my tail kit in October 2002. Moving day to the airport was April 27, 2005. The day is documented on my web site at this...
Forum: Safety 01-14-2010, 08:06 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,590
Posted By n2prise
Arctic weather and cracked canopy.

Jon Johanson flew his world traveling RV-4 across the Arctic from Northern Canada to Scotland and suffered a crack in his canopy. This was during his third trip around. He is documented on Van's...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-09-2010, 07:25 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,130
Posted By n2prise
How long has N666RV been at Scappoose?

Mike,

I flew with you in N666RV on June 1 & 2, 2005 for transition training. Has it remained at Scappoose since then? When did Van build that airplane and when did you guys move it to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-27-2009, 06:51 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 10,147
Posted By n2prise
See the light like I did when I fit my upper cowl...

Like he said, you will see the light. I used a short flourescent light when I was drilling my cowl. The details are on this...
Forum: RV-9/9A 12-26-2009, 06:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,671
Posted By n2prise
Wheel pants add 15 MPH...

Were the wheel pants on the airplane before it was painted? If not, and they were installed after the paint job, there is your 15 MPH speed increase!
Forum: RV-9/9A 12-16-2009, 09:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,355
Posted By n2prise
Do your wing tips look like this one?

I received my wing kit in early 2003. Is this the type of wing tip you are asking about?
http://www.n2prise.org/Photo2/DSCL0170.JPG

You can read about fitting the wing tip on this web page:...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-16-2009, 10:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,669
Posted By n2prise
Van's 2010 Calendar?

Has anyone seen the new Van's calendar for 2010? If so, do you see any familar airplanes? I am curious how many photo submissions were made and which airplanes made the cut, by N-number if...
Forum: RV-9/9A 12-16-2009, 08:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,872
Posted By n2prise
Fully assembled and clecoed...

When I built my wings in 2003, I did a full assembly with clecoes of all the skins, and bolted the tanks in place as I would after all riveting was finished. This practice run through of the...
Forum: Canada 12-14-2009, 07:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,705
Posted By n2prise
Take the virtual tour first...

Fred,

My hangar mate and another commercial pilot flew up to Alaska in 2007. I created a 50-page story with over 500 photos, GPS map overlays, and some fill material from Google Earth for more...
Forum: Safety 12-13-2009, 07:57 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,531
Posted By n2prise
GOOD Advice from my CFI...

The day I finished my PPL check ride in 1993, my flight instructor was there when the designated examiner finished the paper work and handed me my first certificate. My flight instructor said to me...
Forum: Safety 12-13-2009, 07:22 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 10,270
Posted By n2prise
1 out of 11 Young Eagles...

I was very active with my local EAA chapter during the first two years after my RV-9A was completed. A good way to get more flight time was to fly Young Eagles. As an electronics communications...
Forum: RV-9/9A 12-11-2009, 05:41 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,824
Posted By n2prise
RV-9A #155 on Van's Hobb's Meter

The day my first flight was posted on Van's web site, the Hobb's meter ticked off RV-9/9A number 155. My serial number is 90622. I passed 467 other builders on the way to my first flight.

I too,...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 12-09-2009, 07:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,385
Posted By n2prise
Under panel mounting plate in my RV-9A

I have a couple of photos and text on this page showing how I mounted my Plasma III ignition control module and my altitude encoder.

http://www.n2prise.org/rv9a069.htm

You can see more about it on...
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-13-2009, 10:36 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 10,841
Posted By n2prise
Enterprise head set plug locations...

You can see how I mounted my plugs to line up with holes near the sides of the removable instrument sub-panels. Hanging them on the engine controls or up on the panel near the windshield is the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-10-2009, 04:22 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 13,376
Posted By n2prise
Obewan, you have a new apprentice...

May the force be with you, always.
Forum: GPS 11-05-2009, 12:58 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 12,092
Posted By n2prise
Keeping my 296

I did not like the fact that the new units won't work with older Jepp database info. The GPS 296 is no longer offered by Garmin now that the Aera is here. The GPS 296 has TWO serial ports via the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-05-2009, 12:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,713
Posted By n2prise
Avoiding the MOA's

Ed,

I used my GPS 296 to consider your route possibilities. You would add about 10 minutes to your travel time using the route via Hagarstown with a comfort stop and self-serve fuel at (8W2) New...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-03-2009, 07:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,692
Posted By n2prise
Heat muff dump

The other thing to consider is the heat muff excess hot air goes to that side of the firewall as wall.
Forum: RV-9/9A 10-24-2009, 03:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,627
Posted By n2prise
Deburred the edge yet?

Al,

Have you deburred the edge of the larger wing skin? I saw one builder who did not debur any of his skins. No, I won't fly in that airplane.

Seriously, if you need to get some clearance on...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-22-2009, 01:32 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,122
Posted By n2prise
SLOW BUILD all the way.

Just get to it! The first flights are one thing, but for me, the next day after the airplane came out of the paint shop, I was on my way to Oshkosh 2005. Read this page from my web site and you...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-22-2009, 10:15 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,972
Posted By n2prise
It is all about long life of the airplane...

Terry is correct! Building my RV-9A was a once in a lifetime event for me. I plan to keep it until I cannot pass the physical anymore. I completed the airplane at age 58. I am 62 now and it keeps...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-22-2009, 09:17 AM
Replies: 394
Views: 1,420,177
Posted By n2prise
My RV-9A fuel tank rivet seepage

I have been following this thread for a LONG time. I have slow-build tanks. You can see in this photo where I have scuffed the inside of the RIGHT fuel tank before dimpling the skins. I soaked all...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-16-2009, 07:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,319
Posted By n2prise
Pierre, You are selling Jon Johannsen a bit...

Pierre,

You are selling Jon Johannsen a bit short. I met him at Van's Oshkosh banquet in 2004. He flew around twice as you mentioned. On the third time, he went over the north pole. He made an...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-15-2009, 01:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,127
Posted By n2prise
I mounted my 296 in front of the panel the first time.

Jeff,

I put my GPS 196/296 in front of the panel with a plywood disc to space it to clear the panel for the power and antenna connectors. I used the plastic mount from the yoke mount provided with...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-05-2009, 01:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,346
Posted By n2prise
Stronger armrests...

Gregg,

If you are going to beef up the flimsy armrests, now is the time to do it before you rivet them to the side walls. You need to look at my page 31 via this web link. Read all the text with...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-05-2009, 12:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,098
Posted By n2prise
My video camera details...

My story of the video camera installation and my JVC GR-D72U digital video camcorder begin on this web page. The camcorder can receive or output video and audio on the same connection as set by the...
Forum: RV-9/9A 10-02-2009, 08:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,089
Posted By n2prise
There were some that were drilled wrong...

A number of years ago, I visited a builder who had received those steel elevator attach brackets that had one with the bolt hole in the wrong place. Van's replaced it at no charge of course!

Do a...
Forum: RV-9/9A 10-02-2009, 07:56 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 11,121
Posted By n2prise
RV-9A for me

Jeff is right. If you feel the need for a roll or gentle loop, get the RV-7 or -7A. I don't like aerobatics, so I got the RV-9A. When I went to LOE5, I had the lowest horsepower at 160 than the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-02-2009, 07:10 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 7,865
Posted By n2prise
Less than perfect construction...

I visited a builder who was at the finishing stage of his RV kit. What got my attention was the bench grinder and the 7-inch Scotchbrite wheel. The wheel had never been used. ALL the aluminum...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-14-2009, 08:49 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 23,601
Posted By n2prise
Home of the RV-9A "Enterprise"

Here is a recent photo from June 6, 2009. The airplane received its airworthiness certificate on June 8, 2005.
http://www.n2prise.org/Photo6/DSCT0634.JPG

In this July 4, 2009 photo, the RV-8 built...
Forum: Tip up canopy vs. Sliding canopy 08-23-2009, 10:27 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 24,520
Posted By n2prise
Slider with Meske tip-up baggage access.

I created a web page with all the issues of tip-up versus slider canopies. You can read all the issues on this web page:

http://www.n2prise.org/TipSlide.htm
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-23-2009, 09:49 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,452
Posted By n2prise
Not contrails, low-pressure areas...

Louise,

How many photos have you seen of the Blue Angels or USAF Thunderbirds making tight manuevers at speed showing the "cloud" of vapor above the wings? Same thing. I have seen exactly what you...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-23-2009, 08:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,423
Posted By n2prise
Don't cut the flange part of Van's panel.

Richard,

You need to look again at my photos on pages mentioned in my previous post and what Phil described. We did NOT use the shear on Van's original panel. I used my Dremel scroll saw after...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-21-2009, 09:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,423
Posted By n2prise
I made my own panels using a shear.

Start reading my web site on page 35: http://www.n2prise.org/rv9a035.htm

Read through the next pages and you will see how I did it all in text and photos. I spent way less than $100 in gas driving...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-20-2009, 11:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,677
Posted By n2prise
Weather and long cross-country trips.

Don,

Your trip report sounds a bit like mine to Denver in 2006. There was plenty of weather across southern Tennessee with the worst of it over and around Memphis. I crossed the low-level front at...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-15-2009, 09:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,068
Posted By n2prise
RV-9A with access hatches on the forward skin.

I did all those things you guys are discussing. I put the access panels in the forward top skin of my RV-9A as you can see starting on this web page when I was under construction. I did not change...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-15-2009, 09:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,400
Posted By n2prise
RV-9A fairings

I feel for you guys who built RV-6 airplanes. The wing root fairing on my RV-9A fit perfectly from the factory. I guess all that CNC design and fabrication of parts at Van's factory made the...
Forum: RV-9/9A 08-15-2009, 09:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,138
Posted By n2prise
THOSE stiffener ribs...

I put in the Meske tip up modification to my sliding canopy. Then one day, I wished there were two additional stiffeners at the edge of that top skin in FRONT of the two that Van's provides.

While...
Forum: Electrical Systems 07-02-2009, 07:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,132
Posted By n2prise
Float charger needed...

When I bought my Odyssey battery, I also bought a charger with a 1 ampere rating for charging, showing a RED light-emitting diode (LED) during the charge cycle. During the float charge of the...
Forum: RV-9/9A 07-02-2009, 07:55 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 10,652
Posted By n2prise
David works in Rocket City...

David Edgemon was my "nearby" RV-9A builder who helped me during the construction of my RV-9A. He was about three months ahead of me all through the construction. He is an engineer, albeit in...
Forum: RV-9/9A 05-24-2009, 11:13 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,882
Posted By n2prise
ECI O-320, C/S Prop, 1 MAG & 1 LSE Plasma III

Welcome aboard the Van's Express. One thing for sure, by the time you get to that first flight, you will have made so many decisions about things you never dreamed about until now.

Although my...
Forum: RV-9/9A 04-17-2009, 10:04 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 984
Posted By n2prise
Sliding canopy frame fit...

We have all been there. Like the tech support guy said at Van's, "It's only an airplane." The fit of the side and rear canopy skirts will keep down the air leaks into and out of the canopy.

You...
Forum: RV-9/9A 04-17-2009, 09:41 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,335
Posted By n2prise
Upper wing skins on RV-9A...

Bryan,

Take a look at my left wing in this photo. In flight, the skins rise up between the ribs, stiffeners, and spars due to the low pressure above the wing in flight. It is a reminder from...
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