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Forum: RV-9/9A 02-14-2018, 12:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 636
Posted By Hornet2008
First flight video......maybe

Hope it works!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

https://youtu.be/TrtsqPH-X3g

Hot day 100degF plus and Lucerne on the farm getting long.
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-13-2018, 11:02 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 215
Posted By Hornet2008
First flight pic

Trying to upload video of first flight that happened on 27/1/18

http://i65.tinypic.com/2s5yudx.jpg

At the airport after ff, I didn’t do the flight and took sometime to get to the airport after...
Forum: RV-9/9A 01-28-2018, 08:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,046
Posted By Hornet2008
Yes it was on a several Qantas aircraft, I've...

Yes it was on a several Qantas aircraft, I've been able to see a Constellation, 707 and a 747SP. I chose it for Experimental Amateur Built.
Forum: RV-9/9A 01-28-2018, 03:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,046
Posted By Hornet2008
No, another SAAA AP. Really good and very...

No, another SAAA AP. Really good and very helpful. I'm on o43eight22six88four. I'll let you know who he is, don't want to use his name on the forum.
Forum: RV-9/9A 01-27-2018, 05:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,046
Posted By Hornet2008
Changed my signature today

First flight of VH-EAB. All went well. Started the build Aug 2011.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-14-2018, 02:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 527
Posted By Hornet2008
Thanks for the advice, my wings are already...

Thanks for the advice, my wings are already fitted.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-13-2018, 06:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 527
Posted By Hornet2008
Fuel level senders

Hi All
I have the resistive senders in the tanks of my RV 9. The wings were stored for several years in the cradle in a vertical direction. Trying to do a fuel calibration on the Dynon T1000 Skyview...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-11-2018, 12:16 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 400
Posted By Hornet2008
Vans stall warning

Hi All Just a quickie, is it possible to wire Vans stal warning into the Dynon Skyview Touch? Thanks in advance.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-27-2017, 03:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 861
Posted By Hornet2008
Unfortunately mine is a Skyview

Yes I looked through the manual. Not flying as yet, aiming for end January.
Thanks for all your help. Happy New Year. I'll be watching the fireworks on Sydney Harbour.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-27-2017, 02:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 861
Posted By Hornet2008
Thanks Gil

Thanks Gil
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-26-2017, 09:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 861
Posted By Hornet2008
Slip/skid ball

On the ground with the aircraft level(RV 9) my ball is half a ball out to the left. Should I shim it? I have the ADRHRS in its own shelf high behind the baggage bulkhead. All the best for the New...
Forum: Tools 11-15-2017, 04:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 743
Posted By Hornet2008
I used a step drill, it was ok

I used a step drill, it was ok
Forum: RV-9/9A 10-12-2017, 09:21 PM
Replies: 379
Views: 325,481
Posted By Hornet2008
That is a very pretty airplane Bruce. Great...

That is a very pretty airplane Bruce. Great colours, certainly will be noticeable.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-12-2017, 02:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 492
Posted By Hornet2008
Wing root fairing

There are two ways the rubber can sit. The instructions for the 9 are very scant in the documentation. Does the rubber sit flat side up or other way. Did people trim this rubber? I trimmed the...
Forum: RV-9/9A 09-26-2017, 04:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 806
Posted By Hornet2008
Thanks Bruce, I'll probably follow the same route...

Thanks Bruce, I'll probably follow the same route as you have. I have 90 degree elbows like the Safeair types.90 degrees out of the wing and 90 degrees into the fuse and connect it all up under the...
Forum: RV-9/9A 09-26-2017, 03:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 806
Posted By Hornet2008
Thanks Tom, I dashed of a quick query today to...

Thanks Tom, I dashed of a quick query today to Van's support also to see if they had any ideas.
Forum: RV-9/9A 09-25-2017, 05:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 806
Posted By Hornet2008
Routing Pitot and AOA tubing

Hi All Routing Pitot and AOA tubing through the wing root. There is a hole low down, below the aileron push rod hole, to run wires but no hole for the Pitot and AOA. My thoughts are to drill two...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-17-2017, 11:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,295
Posted By Hornet2008
That is a very pretty aeroplane. Enjoy

That is a very pretty aeroplane. Enjoy
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-24-2017, 07:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,218
Posted By Hornet2008
Scratches in canopy

Hi All, During the canopy fit and build I managed to get a lot of scratching on my canopy. Ideally it will need a total refurbish as the scratches are all over. Very few catch my finger nail. Any...
Forum: RV-14 08-11-2017, 06:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,336
Posted By Hornet2008
Hi Trent, which state are you building your 14?...

Hi Trent, which state are you building your 14? I'm in NSW, Mudgee, just about to put the wings on and do W&B. Don't have tools for sale but recommend at least two pairs of cleco pliers. I have two...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-06-2017, 04:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,707
Posted By Hornet2008
Yep, WD-40 cleaned it off. Doesn't appear to have...

Yep, WD-40 cleaned it off. Doesn't appear to have upset the paint. Thanks for all the advice, tried hot water and detergent Mel and a hot air gun but the WD-40 did the trick.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-04-2017, 07:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,707
Posted By Hornet2008
This is not really reviving an old thread but has...

This is not really reviving an old thread but has anyone any tips for removing old masking tape of paint. It is two pack and not clear. I tried the citrus stuff and it left a foggy haze on the paint.
Forum: RV-9/9A 07-19-2017, 12:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,256
Posted By Hornet2008
Sikaflex has a pictorial on how to cut the...

Sikaflex has a pictorial on how to cut the nozzle, just tried to find it and couldn't. It is a vee shaped cut. I used disposible spoon handles and the actual spoon leading part to shape the bead....
Forum: RV-9/9A 07-18-2017, 07:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,256
Posted By Hornet2008
Leave the tape on until all Sikaflex is applied....

Leave the tape on until all Sikaflex is applied. Try to only spread it to the edge of the tape. I found that I wasn't using the right bead shape. Once I did a triangle cross section to the edge of...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-14-2017, 04:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,094
Posted By Hornet2008
I laid the fibreglass up on duct tape for the...

I laid the fibreglass up on duct tape for the rear skirt as my skills are not that great. I was able to pop it of and trim it away from that very fragile plexi. Not sure how to finish an edge on a...
Forum: RV-9/9A 07-09-2017, 09:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 622
Posted By Hornet2008
Hi Neal Bruce Hills has a very good website that...

Hi Neal
Bruce Hills has a very good website that I used extensively. WWW. Overthehills.com. It is also an RV 9A
His attention to detail and planning are outstanding.
Forum: Painting your RV 06-20-2017, 05:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,592
Posted By Hornet2008
Mike , what do you mean by DA back to bare Al?...

Mike , what do you mean by DA back to bare Al? Not sure of the DA.

Thanks
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 06-15-2017, 03:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,343
Posted By Hornet2008
Talking Do you not need mixture with SDS electronic fuel...

Do you not need mixture with SDS electronic fuel injection? Just looks odd not having that little red knob. Opens up a brace of questions regarding leaning ect.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-12-2017, 03:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 650
Posted By Hornet2008
Aircraft logbook hardcover

Anyone know where to buy a good solid, large size(about A4) hard cover aircraft frame logbook that will stand the test of time. Amazon have small propeller and engine logs. I have a great one for my...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-06-2017, 02:42 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 8,753
Posted By Hornet2008
Yep, that's about 0.0087".

Yep, that's about 0.0087".
Forum: RV-14 05-31-2017, 03:31 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 8,226
Posted By Hornet2008
At the expense of being flamed, I don't think it...

At the expense of being flamed, I don't think it was the forklift, just a crappy plank on the side of the crate. Where it broke is a typical fault line.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-18-2017, 07:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 592
Posted By Hornet2008
Here you go, I used Brett's site in conjunction...

Here you go, I used Brett's site in conjunction with a couple of others. A very good, helpful and concise write up.

http://www.flightinnovations.com/canopy.html
Forum: RV-9/9A 05-16-2017, 07:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,154
Posted By Hornet2008
Just finished my 9 slider with sika. I was...

Just finished my 9 slider with sika. I was worried I would crack it doing it Vans way. One hole where the latch goes through drilled with a step drill. Sika is messy but only sticks on the primer....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-15-2017, 03:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 952
Posted By Hornet2008
Hi Joop Mike will be along shortly to officially...

Hi Joop

Mike will be along shortly to officially welcome you. Great choice, an RV, enjoy the build and remember you eat an elephant one bite at a time.
Forum: My RV Build Project 05-13-2017, 03:47 AM
Replies: 214
Views: 84,312
Posted By Hornet2008
Very pretty Bruce, great colour scheme.

Very pretty Bruce, great colour scheme.
Forum: Alternative Engines 04-18-2017, 07:00 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 10,453
Posted By Hornet2008
Hi rmartingt This has been done in Australia on...

Hi rmartingt

This has been done in Australia on an ASH 25. The jet engines(2) are propane fuelled. Really noisy but not too loud inside the glider.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-11-2017, 08:52 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 11,409
Posted By Hornet2008
It is a bit different if you outside of the US....

It is a bit different if you outside of the US. As fortune would have it I managed to buy most of my kit when the US$ was equal to AU$ 1.07. Later while the exchange rate was similar I did fwf, prop...
Forum: RV-9/9A 04-07-2017, 05:32 AM
Replies: 916
Views: 418,621
Posted By Hornet2008
I gave myself 2 years 5 1/2 years ago. Getting...

I gave myself 2 years 5 1/2 years ago. Getting close.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-07-2017, 05:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 816
Posted By Hornet2008
Many thanks Greg and Jesse.

Many thanks Greg and Jesse.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-06-2017, 07:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 816
Posted By Hornet2008
AOA sound

I'm away from my build and manuals. I can't recall wiring the Dynon Skyview AOA to my headset. Is it actually in the head set or like a stall warner buzzer just in the cabin?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-25-2017, 06:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 726
Posted By Hornet2008
I used a triangle file and just filed the outer...

I used a triangle file and just filed the outer cable. It is only a single wire and it will be done in 15 seconds.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-23-2017, 02:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,377
Posted By Hornet2008
+1 for sikaflex. There are many good sites to...

+1 for sikaflex. There are many good sites to guide you.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-13-2017, 03:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,060
Posted By Hornet2008
Thanks for your reply, the roll bar was easy with...

Thanks for your reply, the roll bar was easy with just nuts, bolts and washer. For the rails I had a cheap 9mm combo wrench I heated and bent to 90 degrees. Only took a little over an hour to do both...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-12-2017, 07:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,060
Posted By Hornet2008
Slider Rails

The system of fixing the slider rails to the fuse is a difficult chore to say the least. Searched the forums and noted a strip of Al with nut plates, great idea. Is there any reason the slider rail...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-07-2017, 08:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 971
Posted By Hornet2008
Sikaflex 295UV

Hi All
Has anyone tried to store a used tube of Sikaflex for a short period. Can it be done like gutter seal silicon by using a plastic bag screwed into the end under the nozzle and refrigerating?...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-08-2017, 10:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,037
Posted By Hornet2008
Thanks Bret and Ralph. It was 5/8" too high at...

Thanks Bret and Ralph. It was 5/8" too high at the rear when the gap between roll bar and front frame bow was acceptable. Also at this height the side bows were level. So we went ahead and cut it,...
Forum: RV-14 01-07-2017, 09:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,760
Posted By Hornet2008
Hi Graham good to see you are flying. Did first...

Hi Graham good to see you are flying. Did first engine start last Thursday. Working on the dreaded canopy. There are a few parts of this build that are challenging. Isn't this a great forum.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-07-2017, 09:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,037
Posted By Hornet2008
Cutting the canopy frame

RV 9 slider canopy. Has anyone cut the lower rear bows? Why I ask is the frame fits pretty good. It has a gap at the top of the front bow where it meets the rollover bow about 1/4" too wide. With...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-28-2016, 06:18 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,253
Posted By Hornet2008
Steve. I used two camlocs as a precaution for the...

Steve. I used two camlocs as a precaution for the door blowing out. Read somewhere this was possible - just to be on the safe side. As I said before I made my door out of 0.063 Al. My camlocs are on...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-27-2016, 03:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,052
Posted By Hornet2008
Purging inhibitor oil from fuel lines

I tried a search here and drew a blank. Lycoming SB says to remove the injectors if the engine has a turbo. My engine is a IO 320 D1A. The SB reads, run boost pump for 30 sec with bottom plugs...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-24-2016, 02:19 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,921
Posted By Hornet2008
And you will need 45 pairs of cleco pliers as...

And you will need 45 pairs of cleco pliers as they have the ability to hide in plain view. I have spent more time looking for tools than I have building. Ditto on the tungsten bucking bars, that is...
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-17-2016, 02:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,246
Posted By Hornet2008
I'm almost there and have decided on cherrymax.

I'm almost there and have decided on cherrymax.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-15-2016, 03:22 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,253
Posted By Hornet2008
Hi Larry If you google "aircraft oil door hinge"...

Hi Larry
If you google "aircraft oil door hinge" there will be images. ACS has them for $40.00. 12-04708.
The Camloc latches KM 610 go well with the door, I installed two. Also be aware these are...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-24-2016, 03:26 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,434
Posted By Hornet2008
For peace of mind, it takes only a moment to...

For peace of mind, it takes only a moment to drill out and replace. Then build on without any worry.
Forum: Canada 11-18-2016, 08:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,639
Posted By Hornet2008
I do the same in a vice but hang a light bucket...

I do the same in a vice but hang a light bucket mid-handle and add litres of water. A litre of water has a weight of 1 kilogram. Kilograms multiplied by metres gives Newton metres. They also line up...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-10-2016, 10:17 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 18,115
Posted By Hornet2008
I've been buying the fittings from truck and...

I've been buying the fittings from truck and tractor. The 1/4" fittings are used for air on trucks in Australia. Not sure about the US. Ours is really low pressure just don't want any leaks.
Forum: RV-9/9A 10-18-2016, 04:42 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 8,899
Posted By Hornet2008
Is it possible to weld these holes closed on the...

Is it possible to weld these holes closed on the existing bracket and re-drill them? It has been some time since I did these but seem to remember they were steel(chrome-moly)? That is my recollection.
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-14-2016, 04:16 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,241
Posted By Hornet2008
USB power plug location

Where have people located these outlets? I thought between the seats on my 9 but then the usb lead would be straight up and liable to be bumped. On the panel but then you have a lead or leads around...
Forum: RV-14 10-09-2016, 07:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,855
Posted By Hornet2008
Mine is the same as Steve's on my 9....

Mine is the same as Steve's on my 9. Additionally, don't forget the fuses or wire protection.
Forum: RV-9/9A 09-23-2016, 04:44 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 884
Posted By Hornet2008
Hi Robert I routed mine almost straight down the...

Hi Robert

I routed mine almost straight down the left gear leg and across the fire wall to do the same on the right gear leg. I did use SS covered Teflon lines hose as used in the cars racing...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-24-2016, 07:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,555
Posted By Hornet2008
It was explained to me that another reason to use...

It was explained to me that another reason to use fire sleeve is leaks may become drips instead of sprays. Apparently a drip has far less danger attached to it than a spray. Also depends where the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-19-2016, 09:36 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 10,263
Posted By Hornet2008
Thanks from "down under" your help has been...

Thanks from "down under" your help has been greatly appreciated. I wish you a speedy recovery and a long and happy retirement.
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