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Forum: RV-10 Today, 06:21 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,574
Posted By Dbro172
Sure have.

Sure have.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-07-2019, 10:01 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,808
Posted By Dbro172
Scrap the Vans stock rubber cowl material and...

Scrap the Vans stock rubber cowl material and install McFarlane Cowl Saver baffles. One hour job. Make them continuous across each side and rear, three pieces total, formed to the top cowl.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-05-2019, 07:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 759
Posted By Dbro172
Good grief, why part out a 73 C-180... move...

Good grief, why part out a 73 C-180... move conversation to backcountrypilot.org.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-02-2019, 04:15 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 345
Posted By Dbro172
to start off you’ll want a wing jig with the...

to start off you’ll want a wing jig with the leading edge facing the ceiling, then further into the build, like when you start mounting the elevator and ailerons, and for storage, the carpet sling...
Forum: Propellers 03-11-2019, 08:26 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,893
Posted By Dbro172
Like I said

More words
Forum: Propellers 03-05-2019, 06:58 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,893
Posted By Dbro172
Why not have the best of both worlds and install...

Why not have the best of both worlds and install the MT 2 blade prop like I did on my 182.

http://i63.tinypic.com/2v1xbg5.jpg
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 03-04-2019, 07:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,025
Posted By Dbro172
Typically the first Saturday in March.

Typically the first Saturday in March.
Forum: RV-9/9A 01-15-2019, 04:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 615
Posted By Dbro172
Brass Bushing

See Note #1 on right hand side of DWG. 9. This is called for under the AN4-32 Hardware listed at this location.
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-10-2019, 08:30 PM
Replies: 1,074
Views: 967,997
Posted By Dbro172
Very nice, I like the separate engine monitor.

Very nice, I like the separate engine monitor.
Forum: RV-9/9A 12-26-2018, 08:26 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 7,395
Posted By Dbro172
You will definitely want a pneumatic rivet...

You will definitely want a pneumatic rivet squeezer. I’ve heard the DRDT-2 dimpler is very nice to have as well.
Forum: Midwest 12-17-2018, 09:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,804
Posted By Dbro172
That place was off my right wing when I took the...

That place was off my right wing when I took the photo off my left wing! The Owner of that crib is former Owner of Sun Country Airlines. There is over a half million in docks and boats/lifts! ...
Forum: RV-9/9A 12-17-2018, 08:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 970
Posted By Dbro172
Thanks, I have a QB fuse, like yours. I...

Thanks,

I have a QB fuse, like yours. I purchased the tail wheel bracket so I can tinker with it and see how to fit it in the rear end. Bummer about the fiberglass, was hoping to not have to go...
Forum: RV-9/9A 12-17-2018, 07:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 970
Posted By Dbro172
Converting -9A to -9

I am thinking of converting my trike to a taildragger.

1. Do you think I will need to re-do the wheel pants and main landing gear fairings?

2. Is their any risk or concern that the engine is no...
Forum: Midwest 12-17-2018, 07:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,804
Posted By Dbro172
Grandpa would probably recognize this “lake”...

Grandpa would probably recognize this “lake” taken after departure from sky harbor, not the one in PHX

http://i68.tinypic.com/i4p7wy.jpg
Forum: Midwest 12-17-2018, 07:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,804
Posted By Dbro172
That would be Pelican Lake, the one South of...

That would be Pelican Lake, the one South of Detroit Lakes, it’s long and narrow and fun to drop down low. My folks live on Lake Ida near Alexandria, so most of my flights are between here and there.
Forum: Midwest 12-17-2018, 06:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,804
Posted By Dbro172
Trolling for Walleyes

Could have brought my ice auger

http://i67.tinypic.com/xaq4g5.jpg
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-11-2018, 08:03 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,046
Posted By Dbro172
It all comes in due time. Those are some pretty...

It all comes in due time. Those are some pretty boring reads. I agree that hands on experience prevails. Start acquiring tools and getting a shop, or garage space ready. Or buy an RV tool kit...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-27-2018, 09:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,328
Posted By Dbro172
That’s right, looks like you’re right here in my...

That’s right, looks like you’re right here in my backyard. My -9A is at KJKJ. I have all the build tools and a completed -8 empennage at home. I could definitely take you for a ride and help you...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-10-2018, 08:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,429
Posted By Dbro172
https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/pspages/lic...

https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/pspages/lic13-07900.php?clickkey=97308
Forum: Tools 11-07-2018, 07:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,986
Posted By Dbro172
POS

It’s piece of junk, but got me through the build;)
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-07-2018, 10:20 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,182
Posted By Dbro172
Another Question

I see the pathways when I use "direct to" navigation and also during the "approach" but I do not see the pathways while on a leg of a flightplan. Is that right?
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-29-2018, 08:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,117
Posted By Dbro172
Yes, after touch n go. Definite cough on...

Yes, after touch n go. Definite cough on departure, swallowing the ice buildup on low power decent.

On the other hand, carb heat improves my mixture distribution and has very little effect on...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-26-2018, 08:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,229
Posted By Dbro172
If you are pulling out 1.5” to rough and then...

If you are pulling out 1.5” to rough and then going back in 1” i’d Suspect that you are way more than 50 degree ROP. Have you tried pulling out to rough and leaning to smooth and just leaving it...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-17-2018, 08:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,794
Posted By Dbro172
29 degrees Monday morning here when I went...

29 degrees Monday morning here when I went flying. I installed an oil cooler shutter but not the Bowden cable. Basically wire it full open for summer and full closed for winter. Last winter I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-07-2018, 07:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,712
Posted By Dbro172
Build a -9 Slider:D

Build a -9 Slider:D
Forum: RV-9/9A 08-15-2018, 09:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 728
Posted By Dbro172
I enjoyed the sliding canopy more than the cowl. ...

I enjoyed the sliding canopy more than the cowl. Probably about the same amount of time for me on both; about 4-5 weekends. You need to follow your intuition on both, on again, off again, trim,...
Forum: RV-10 08-07-2018, 08:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 704
Posted By Dbro172
4 years and no maintenance so far. Although one...

4 years and no maintenance so far. Although one time I attempted to purchase the spare parts to have on hand in the event I need to change out the tire and recall it was difficult to source the...
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-06-2018, 09:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 919
Posted By Dbro172
What you are suggesting is what I did, if I...

What you are suggesting is what I did, if I recall correctly, and it worked fine. Remember, instead of bending the tubing, you can also add 90 degree safe air quick disconnect fittings. I used some...
Forum: RV-9/9A 06-22-2018, 07:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,167
Posted By Dbro172
Make sure your baffle seals are sealing tight to...

Make sure your baffle seals are sealing tight to the top cowl. If you are using vans standard material, with multiple joints, chances are they are not. Try installing McFarlane cowl saver material,...
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-06-2018, 08:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,327
Posted By Dbro172
Will it perform as well as an O-360, obviously...

Will it perform as well as an O-360, obviously knot. Will it be better than an 0-320, RV-6,7,9; probably so. Those narrow bodies haul but. Put a light two blade whirlwind constant speed on and it...
Forum: RV-10 06-05-2018, 10:21 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,705
Posted By Dbro172
Depends on the plane, my ball was about 1/6th out...

Depends on the plane, my ball was about 1/6th out to the left in cruise, needing just a dab of pressure on left rudder in cruise. Applied about 1” length of the Cleveland trim tab wedge to the right...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-02-2018, 08:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,688
Posted By Dbro172
I changed from Vans black stuff to McFarlane Cowl...

I changed from Vans black stuff to McFarlane Cowl Saver material and saw a drastic improvement in cooling. I was able to make each side and rear baffle out of one continuous piece (3 pieces total)...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-07-2018, 08:38 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,396
Posted By Dbro172
The vents under the fuselage point forward so the...

The vents under the fuselage point forward so the airflow pressurizes the tank in flight and should draw the fuel “plug” out of the vent line. Once I did notice fuel dripping from the vents, on a...
Forum: RV-9/9A 05-06-2018, 03:47 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 868
Posted By Dbro172
Performance Comparrison

combing through the thousands of data points from the G3X SD card I grabbed a comparison from todays flight vs. almost a year ago of similar DA and percent power. The data below is are averages from...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-05-2018, 07:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,210
Posted By Dbro172
RPM drop this morning with dual PMAGs was; 50 RPM...

RPM drop this morning with dual PMAGs was; 50 RPM Left, 50 RPM Right. YMMV
Forum: Propellers 04-30-2018, 09:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,459
Posted By Dbro172
Yes, you can/should dynamically balance your...

Yes, you can/should dynamically balance your prop. I did my 3 blade catto about a month ago and reduced vibration from .17 IPS to .02 IPS in less than an hour.
Forum: RV-14 04-26-2018, 08:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,837
Posted By Dbro172
My experience with props, unofficial no testing...

My experience with props, unofficial no testing involved, just what I “hear”.

Cessna 182 - change McCauley 2 blade to MT 2 blade; MT 2 blade noticeably quieter. (More engine and exhaust sound than...
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-11-2018, 09:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,055
Posted By Dbro172
With no rudder pedals, be quick to advance the...

With no rudder pedals, be quick to advance the throttle and go around! Maybe even practice some go arounds first.

Hey, my 1000th post! Cool
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-11-2018, 08:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,894
Posted By Dbro172
Can you post some pictures of your baffles and...

Can you post some pictures of your baffles and cowl inlets? I chased this with every suggestion and when i finally switched to McFarlane cowl saver baffle seals and made sure that they were fully...
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-29-2018, 09:11 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 8,102
Posted By Dbro172
Of course you can by that combination. The...

Of course you can by that combination. The spec’d cowl for the IO-320 is the O-360 cowl. The O-360 cowl has a deeper and wider bottom inlet than the O-320 cowl. (And will accept an FI setup on an...
Forum: Autopilots 03-23-2018, 09:25 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 456
Posted By Dbro172
For what plane? I wasn’t aware of a Garmin YD...

For what plane? I wasn’t aware of a Garmin YD system other than for the RV-10. But for the purpose of CWS, seems if you left the YD engaged you could leave your feet on the floor.
Forum: Texas (North) 03-23-2018, 09:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 889
Posted By Dbro172
Welcome aboard. VS is a good place to start...

Welcome aboard. VS is a good place to start anyway. Might as well order an extra elevator trim tab skin while you are at it, takes a couple tries on the bending;) good luck, let me know if you...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-19-2018, 07:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,243
Posted By Dbro172
A washer taped to the inside is a good idea. ...

A washer taped to the inside is a good idea. Another option is to glue/rtv/epoxy a narrow aluminum strip to the inside of the fiberglass. Just something for the rivet to bite on. After you...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-19-2018, 06:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,732
Posted By Dbro172
Jesse Saint 10575 SW 147th Circle Dunnellon, FL...

Jesse Saint
10575 SW 147th Circle
Dunnellon, FL 34432
jesse@saintaviation.com
Phone: 352-427-0285
Fax: 815-377-3694
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-19-2018, 06:07 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,149
Posted By Dbro172
If you go with Pmags now you will never have to...

If you go with Pmags now you will never have to fret about doing the change later;)

When you install on your place be sure to run all the wires to the cockpit to either run the EIcomander or the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-19-2018, 06:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,506
Posted By Dbro172
I dont know what the bugs are like down in FLA...

I dont know what the bugs are like down in FLA but I would not want to clean around VG’s up here. A wipe down of the wings is a standard post flight routine here in the summer months. From the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-18-2018, 06:18 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,672
Posted By Dbro172
Did you install the jumper (piece of wire)...

Did you install the jumper (piece of wire) between pins 2 and 3, or not?

This jumper runs the A curve, which is retarded more than the B curve. Another option is use the B curve and use the EICAD...
Forum: Propellers 03-10-2018, 09:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,019
Posted By Dbro172
Yes, new prop with NLE. I believe this model has...

Yes, new prop with NLE. I believe this model has been out for a couple years. I had it pitched as a cruise prop and is a 67x71. Typically they would pitch an 0-320 as a 67x70. Previoulsy I could...
Forum: Propellers 03-10-2018, 07:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,019
Posted By Dbro172
Balanced Prop

I recently installed a new three blade Catto and since I haven’t balanced my prop since 2014 I thought it would be a good idea. (I removed old weight prior to installing new prop). I dont know of...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-10-2018, 09:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,544
Posted By Dbro172
I believe that setup is for the CC340 but that is...

I believe that setup is for the CC340 but that is a good picture of the parts you will need. The hole in that nozzle is quite a bit larger than my stock 0-320 nozzle, i tried it and it ran kind of...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-09-2018, 08:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,544
Posted By Dbro172
Try aerosport power they may give you a list of...

Try aerosport power they may give you a list of parts. There are a couple gaskets and lock washers with tabs that need replacing once you pull the carb apart. One of the gaskets is a tiny gasket on...
Forum: Reviews 03-07-2018, 06:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,784
Posted By Dbro172
Very nice!

Very nice!
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-28-2018, 06:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,021
Posted By Dbro172
Walt, Can you share what panel mods are...

Walt,

Can you share what panel mods are required to make the swap? It looks like maybe just rounding out the corners a bit?? Reason I ask is that my panel has a clear coat over the paint and even...
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-27-2018, 08:45 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 39,716
Posted By Dbro172
Agree for the most part but, could add that there...

Agree for the most part but, could add that there is a difference in how the control surfaces are constructed on the 3,4,6,7,8 vs. the 9,10,14. The Ailerons, Flaps, Elevators & Rudder trailing edges...
Forum: RV-4 02-27-2018, 08:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,386
Posted By Dbro172
Did you install the shutter on the front or rear...

Did you install the shutter on the front or rear of the oil cooler?
Forum: Autopilots 02-21-2018, 07:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,199
Posted By Dbro172
I think it is a great unit, i started my build...

I think it is a great unit, i started my build with a g3X system and integrated Trio pro pilot (prior to the gmc305/307 head unit). The problem i found at that time (circa 2014) is that it would not...
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-07-2018, 08:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,097
Posted By Dbro172
Maybe, but not necessarily the track as much as...

Maybe, but not necessarily the track as much as the plastic block that slides on the track. Maybe a combination of both. I recall you can modify the track a little bit by pushing out the threaded...
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-07-2018, 08:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,684
Posted By Dbro172
You dont need a helper, just push that skin back...

You dont need a helper, just push that skin back and get your rivet gun in there, dont kink the skin. For those overdriven rivets the hole is probably bored out too big now for an AN3, if you drill...
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-07-2018, 08:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,097
Posted By Dbro172
Follow your intuition and keep massaging it into...

Follow your intuition and keep massaging it into place. The plexi will bow it back out, I think 1/2” is a stretch, but some, in the -9A plans it said how much to account for this and it seemed to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-07-2018, 08:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,666
Posted By Dbro172
Try contacting PHunt here on the forums, he has...

Try contacting PHunt here on the forums, he has an RV-6, RV-6A and a T6.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-07-2018, 08:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,487
Posted By Dbro172
Way to go. I did a similar thing, built my...

Way to go. I did a similar thing, built my plane, flew it for awhile, sold it, then bought it back. Glad to have it back, only difference was it had 60 more hours on it and a new N number!
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-05-2018, 08:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 919
Posted By Dbro172
Nope, never heard any buzzing. Come to think of...

Nope, never heard any buzzing. Come to think of it, my TCW backup battery has worked flawlessly since first flight in 2014. Have never touched it or plugged the charger into it.
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