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Forum: RV General Discussion/News Yesterday, 03:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 181
Posted By dwranda
They look great! I was thinking of getting a...

They look great! I was thinking of getting a powder coating set up from harbor freight to mess around a little. I think I may do the flanges like you did. You also did the baffles didn't you?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News Yesterday, 08:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 181
Posted By dwranda
Skybolt flange priming/painting?

Here's another possibly stupid question from the land of the newbs. On many build sites I look at I see unprimed or painted skybolt flanges. Is it general consensus to leave them as is and when or if...
Forum: RV-9/9A 11-18-2018, 04:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 826
Posted By dwranda
Well still not done with the plane but was able...

Well still not done with the plane but was able to get the latching system put together for the 14 mod using the instructions from their website. Seems to work okay but won't know for sure until I...
Forum: Fiberglass 11-15-2018, 07:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,034
Posted By dwranda
+1!! Awesome to have people like this to help the...

+1!! Awesome to have people like this to help the newbies.
Forum: RV-10 11-11-2018, 10:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 460
Posted By dwranda
http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.p...

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?p=620170&highlight=scarf#post620170

I'm having the same issue with a James cowl.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-10-2018, 08:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,039
Posted By dwranda
Thanks for the examples guys. Looks like I'll...

Thanks for the examples guys. Looks like I'll have a buddy of mine weld me up a few of these. What do you recommend for the thickness?
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 11-09-2018, 05:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 567
Posted By dwranda
Clamps have been spoken for and mailed. Let's...

Clamps have been spoken for and mailed. Let's keep them moving around and see how many builders can use them. Thanks again Av8torTom!!!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-09-2018, 05:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,039
Posted By dwranda
Are those pass throughs of yours 2 pieces? A...

Are those pass throughs of yours 2 pieces? A welded tube section then a backing plate to sandwich the firewall between them?
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 11-09-2018, 07:57 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,185
Posted By dwranda
Da!! It would be a good opportunity to see if I...

Da!! It would be a good opportunity to see if I remember any of the 3 semesters of Russian I took in college. I'm just crazy enough to go for a trip like this so let me finish my plane and get some...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-08-2018, 06:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 836
Posted By dwranda
Watch all of the training videos on the EAA...

Watch all of the training videos on the EAA website.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 11-06-2018, 01:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 567
Posted By dwranda
You got em. PM me your address.

You got em. PM me your address.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 11-06-2018, 08:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 567
Posted By dwranda
Tip up sika flex canopy clamps free

I have 6 canopy clamps used for holding the sides of the canopy while using sika flex. I received them free from Av8torTom and will likewise pass them along to the next builder who can use them....
Forum: RV-9/9A 11-06-2018, 08:51 AM
Replies: 946
Views: 456,692
Posted By dwranda
Canopy glued!!

Finally got the canopy glued on with sikaflex. Definitely not as neat of a job as some guys build sites I follow. Now I can take it into my basement and do more detail work on it so it looks better....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-01-2018, 06:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 378
Posted By dwranda
The chart shows it could take days to cure at 50...

The chart shows it could take days to cure at 50 degrees. I have a few days in the 50s with some high humidity coming up so hoping to git er done then. After it becomes very stable I will be taking...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-01-2018, 05:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 378
Posted By dwranda
Final consistency of sikaflex?

I am at the point of gluing the canopy on and did a test piece a couple days ago. I am testing to see how it works in my current temps. After a couple of days it seems to be kind of rubbery. Is this...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 10-30-2018, 08:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 883
Posted By dwranda
How's this? This is the bucket I listed on here...

How's this? This is the bucket I listed on here previously. She did some custom touches with the plane and clouds. She can do nearly anything with any design or font.
http://i65.tinypic.com/xc0mmh.jpg
Forum: RV-9/9A 10-30-2018, 07:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 576
Posted By dwranda
Welcome!! I was having a lot of fun until I hit...

Welcome!! I was having a lot of fun until I hit the canopy and now the cowling. I will however muddle through and not let a couple discouraging areas of the plane put me in a tail spin. That's good...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 10-30-2018, 07:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 883
Posted By dwranda
My wife does the same thing!! Crafts like crazy...

My wife does the same thing!! Crafts like crazy and is putting vinyl on all kinds of things. I posted some camping buckets on here for sale before. She can do all kinds of things with her little...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-28-2018, 08:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,680
Posted By dwranda
Is it easier to climb out of a tail dragger vs a...

Is it easier to climb out of a tail dragger vs a nose gear plane?
Forum: My RV Build Project 10-27-2018, 08:10 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 9,114
Posted By dwranda
Amazing! Your plenum is also a work of art. I...

Amazing! Your plenum is also a work of art. I just wish you made one for the Sam James cowl!
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-26-2018, 05:52 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,038
Posted By dwranda
Well I went out to take a pic of what I was...

Well I went out to take a pic of what I was talking about and decided to sand a little more. I guess I got the outer holes close enough to 5 1/4. It's hard to fully tell when the sides are...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-26-2018, 04:40 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,038
Posted By dwranda
http://i64.tinypic.com/rr2ruo.jpg Progress so...

http://i64.tinypic.com/rr2ruo.jpg

Progress so far copying the Dan H photos. I've got the center circle a perfect 13" but the outer ones are still 1/4" to 3/8" too big. I sanded the top cowl straight...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-26-2018, 08:28 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,038
Posted By dwranda
This is all fantastic stuff guys!! Thanks for the...

This is all fantastic stuff guys!! Thanks for the help. I'm feeling a little more confident now. Keep it coming if anyone has anything else. On another note I think James also sent me the wrong air...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-26-2018, 05:43 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,038
Posted By dwranda
Could someone post some super close up pics of...

Could someone post some super close up pics of their aluminum rings and how they should look when completed? Is the outer aluminum edge even with the fiberglass?
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-25-2018, 10:04 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,038
Posted By dwranda
Did you actually trim/sand the front to match the...

Did you actually trim/sand the front to match the plywood disk before mounting the cowl on the plane?
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-25-2018, 06:17 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,038
Posted By dwranda
Some of them I can feel with my fingernail. There...

Some of them I can feel with my fingernail. There are definitely ridges.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-25-2018, 02:27 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,038
Posted By dwranda
Here's another question. On this same lower cowl...

Here's another question. On this same lower cowl there are these spider web looking areas. It almost looks like something hit it and cracked the fiberglass causing it to look like shattered glass....
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-25-2018, 10:05 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,038
Posted By dwranda
James cowl help needed

I'm trying to decipher the first page of the James cowl instructions. From what I can figure out they want you to figure out the midpoint line of the cowl openings then use those lines to cut/file...
Forum: RV-9/9A 10-22-2018, 03:57 PM
Replies: 946
Views: 456,692
Posted By dwranda
Good eye!! I am all ready to go with the Sika....

Good eye!! I am all ready to go with the Sika. I'm just waiting and hoping for a good weather day or 2. Temps in the 40's aren't going to cut it!
Forum: RV-9/9A 10-22-2018, 01:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 563
Posted By dwranda
Check out Dynon' IFR quick panels. It's not...

Check out Dynon' IFR quick panels. It's not Garmin screens but it will give you an idea of how it can look.
Forum: RV-9/9A 10-22-2018, 10:57 AM
Replies: 946
Views: 456,692
Posted By dwranda
Thanks everyone!! Yes I will be pulling the...

Thanks everyone!! Yes I will be pulling the engine off to do the firewall insulation and penetrations. At this point I plan on leaving the mount and engine together assuming I can do what needs to be...
Forum: RV-9/9A 10-19-2018, 11:50 PM
Replies: 946
Views: 456,692
Posted By dwranda
Engine hung for the first time!

After a good bit of struggling I finally got the engine hung by myself. My James cowl is coming next week so I wanted to hang it to be able to work on the cowl. I also had to mount the propeller just...
Forum: RV-12 10-17-2018, 09:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,533
Posted By dwranda
I suppose this question is pertinent to this...

I suppose this question is pertinent to this thread. I am mounting my engine soon to work on the cowl. Looks like the oil pressure sensor fitting needs to be installed first. Is Loctite 567 OK for...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-15-2018, 10:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 628
Posted By dwranda
The best way to get an idea of what is involved...

The best way to get an idea of what is involved is look at as many builders sites as you can. There are some really good ones out there.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-13-2018, 01:12 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 254
Posted By dwranda
Sika application temp?

I want to finally glue my canopy down but the temps have taken a turn for the worse. I see the Sikaflex instructions say don't apply under 50 degrees. Tomorrow is the only day in the next 2 weeks...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-10-2018, 09:01 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 289
Posted By dwranda
Avidyne IFD 410?

I just discovered that Avidyne has a unit called the 410. I'm assuming it is same as the 440 just without the radio. Is this correct? I would love to see Dynon hook up with them and do the deal...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 10-07-2018, 05:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,027
Posted By dwranda
I can't wait to be doing stuff like this!

I can't wait to be doing stuff like this!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-04-2018, 10:08 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 8,911
Posted By dwranda
I would like to know the weight difference...

I would like to know the weight difference between a standard one vs yours with no belt groove.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-26-2018, 11:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 471
Posted By dwranda
Excellent thanks!! Is there anything else I...

Excellent thanks!! Is there anything else I should look at installing? When my cowl shows up I want to hang the engine to start fitting it.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-26-2018, 10:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 471
Posted By dwranda
oil pressure fitting before hanging engine?

I've read on other posts that before hanging the engine you should definitely install the fitting for oil pressure because it's very hard to install it after hanging. Is this the fitting? Mine is a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-16-2018, 01:00 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,556
Posted By dwranda
My wife says I snore and stop breathing for a...

My wife says I snore and stop breathing for a while at a time while sleeping. I had a sleep study and couldn't sleep during it. At about 4 in the morning I asked to leave because I was wide awake....
Forum: RV-6/6A 09-16-2018, 06:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,257
Posted By dwranda
Did you see the instruction download on the...

Did you see the instruction download on the antisplat site for doing this on a tip up? The bar you are talking about gets moved so it doesn't interfere with the seat. Is the 6 mechanism different...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-12-2018, 05:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,898
Posted By dwranda
Canopy skin is riveted along with the...

Canopy skin is riveted along with the strengthening pieces on the inside. Today got the struts installed. I'll have some alignment work with the forward skin of course, but I'm moving forward and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-07-2018, 10:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,898
Posted By dwranda
Well I got the skins as close as I could so...

Well I got the skins as close as I could so decided it wasn't getting any better so I started riveting it together. Thanks to everyone for the ideas. Hopefully I'll have a good outcome to share in a...
Forum: RV-9/9A 09-06-2018, 11:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 834
Posted By dwranda
I installed in my 9A with a tip up during...

I installed in my 9A with a tip up during construction. I think I've posted these pics before, but here you go. I used the instructions posted on their site. Some of the bolts in the pics were...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-06-2018, 11:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,898
Posted By dwranda
I am on Bruces site ALL the time. I pretty much...

I am on Bruces site ALL the time. I pretty much have a browser tab on his site permanently up on my computer. The strange thing about this is that I had everything fitting pretty well and I was happy...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-06-2018, 11:38 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,898
Posted By dwranda
Canopy making me regret picking the 9!!

For the first time in my build I am regretting building the 9 instead of the 14. I had to get away from the plane before I ripped the canopy frame off and ran over it with the car. I thought I had it...
Forum: Tools 09-01-2018, 04:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 998
Posted By dwranda
I bought that bag from them and was not...

I bought that bag from them and was not impressed. Tried using them multiple times and wouldn't smooth any surface.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-01-2018, 12:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 381
Posted By dwranda
Firewall recess necessary with fixed pitch?

Is the firewall recess on the 9A only needed when using a constant speed prop? I am going fixed pitch. I also have a 90 degree oil filter adapter but don't know if that matters at all. I am going to...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-27-2018, 11:26 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,751
Posted By dwranda
Yes Dave from Jamestown NY is a fan! It was great...

Yes Dave from Jamestown NY is a fan! It was great talking to you!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-21-2018, 09:59 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,606
Posted By dwranda
I'm a newbie at this but it made sense to me to...

I'm a newbie at this but it made sense to me to have the engine on to figure out the best locations for the holes and to work the cowl. I know it's not really necessary to have the engine on for the...
Forum: RV-9/9A 08-21-2018, 09:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,789
Posted By dwranda
I called shops around town and have an...

I called shops around town and have an appointment tomorrow to get it welded. I am going to use Sika. I thought I would be doing that this week, but the crack held me up.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-21-2018, 08:37 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,606
Posted By dwranda
I am almost in this same situation. I am...

I am almost in this same situation. I am planning on doing the firewall insulation. Is the general consensus just to do the firewall insulation then cut all the holes later through the foil and...
Forum: RV-9/9A 08-17-2018, 02:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,789
Posted By dwranda
Yes that is a possibility!

Yes that is a possibility!
Forum: RV-9/9A 08-17-2018, 12:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,789
Posted By dwranda
Canopy frame groin punch!!

Well I was ready to rivet the skin to my canopy frame today to get ready to glue the canopy to it next week. I had noticed the fit on the right side had changed a little, but I thought it had to do...
Forum: Interiors 08-15-2018, 09:31 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 53,836
Posted By dwranda
That's great to hear. I love the pics of the...

That's great to hear. I love the pics of the brown leather interior a few posts up, but not crazy about sitting on hot leather. Plus my wife hates it so it is definitely a no go. Sheepskin it is!!
Forum: Interiors 08-15-2018, 11:47 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 53,836
Posted By dwranda
Thanks Luke. I wonder why more people don't go...

Thanks Luke. I wonder why more people don't go for sheepskin. I would think they would be at the top of the comfort scale.
Forum: Interiors 08-14-2018, 05:36 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 53,836
Posted By dwranda
I received a quote from you guys for seats for my...

I received a quote from you guys for seats for my 9 a in sheepskin. I am most likely going to be getting them but I have yet to see pictures of the full sheepskin seats in any planes. Do you have any...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-13-2018, 11:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,219
Posted By dwranda
That is just amazing craftsmanship Dan. I wish I...

That is just amazing craftsmanship Dan. I wish I had taken the time to come look at your plane in person at Oshkosh. Everything I do on this plane is new to me so I have to learn it. I am getting...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-12-2018, 09:43 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,219
Posted By dwranda
Great pics Oly thanks! Looks like you did a very...

Great pics Oly thanks! Looks like you did a very nice job with the baffles. Am I to assume that the round inlets of the cowl just feed into the squarish(is that even a word?) inlets with no real seal...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-11-2018, 09:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,219
Posted By dwranda
This is the first I have heard of using the...

This is the first I have heard of using the regular baffle material with a sam james cowl. I have just ordered my cowl and baffling but didn't order a plenum because of the nightmares everyone has...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-05-2018, 12:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,711
Posted By dwranda
Bill, I understand you wanting to fly now that...

Bill, I understand you wanting to fly now that your plane is done. If this winter there is a stretch of bad weather and flying isn't possible I am still interested in your plenum if you were to...
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