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Forum: RV General Discussion/News Yesterday, 11:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 435
Posted By dwranda
I'm using a 4" duct. Thanks for the idea on the...

I'm using a 4" duct. Thanks for the idea on the transition.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News Yesterday, 09:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 435
Posted By dwranda
fiberglass oil cooler shroud shape opinions please

Making my first attempt at a fiberglass oil cooler shroud. Can I get some opinions of the shape and if the consensus is that it will work OK? I still have some detail work to do on it then I will use...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-05-2019, 12:05 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,387
Posted By dwranda
Thanks! I've got some extra on the rear window...

Thanks! I've got some extra on the rear window that I will be cutting off. I am going to experiment with that. Never knew chloroform could do that.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-05-2019, 12:00 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,387
Posted By dwranda
If my canopy lasts 30 years then I know I made...

If my canopy lasts 30 years then I know I made the right decision by not replacing it!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-03-2019, 10:40 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,387
Posted By dwranda
I really appreciate everyones input. My choices...

I really appreciate everyones input. My choices are to fix the crack and hope it stays where it is now that the stress is reduced or spend most likely over $2000 and replace the canopy. This is my...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-02-2019, 11:07 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,387
Posted By dwranda
Seems to me there are good numbers of cracks with...

Seems to me there are good numbers of cracks with sika or with screws. Maybe it's more of a case that the canopies are just slightly sized wrong and have to be coaxed into position resulting in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-02-2019, 04:51 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,387
Posted By dwranda
Oh man don't say that! I am praying to the canopy...

Oh man don't say that! I am praying to the canopy gods that it will stop there. If I had to replace the canopy at this point I would be tempted to push the plane into the back of my garage and take a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-02-2019, 03:05 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,387
Posted By dwranda
I stop drilled it with a 1/16" regular bit....

I stop drilled it with a 1/16" regular bit. Hopefully that stops the crack. I may order a 1/8" plexi bit just in case. I saw many posts saying to use Weldon #3 in the crack. Is that still the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-02-2019, 02:50 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,387
Posted By dwranda
Thanks! I don't know how I could have used...

Thanks! I don't know how I could have used spacers on the sides of the canopy because I had to pull the canopy in a fairly decent amount to get it to line up with the fuselage sides. After all is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-02-2019, 01:35 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,387
Posted By dwranda
canopy crack help needed

I just went to the garage to start taping the canopy for the fiberglass fairing and was absolutely disgusted to find this crack. After all the trouble I have had with the canopy part of me was going...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 04-30-2019, 12:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,476
Posted By dwranda
I just love these trip reports. Can't wait until...

I just love these trip reports. Can't wait until I am writing them.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-17-2019, 09:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,002
Posted By dwranda
I'm in the exact same camp as you. You ordered...

I'm in the exact same camp as you. You ordered about a month before me though. I am going with sheepskin seats and leather side panels.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 04-16-2019, 08:20 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,871
Posted By dwranda
Excellent write up Mike. I was amazed I bumped...

Excellent write up Mike. I was amazed I bumped into you the one day I was there.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-15-2019, 12:58 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,335
Posted By dwranda
What about the new Garmin gps 175? Would that be...

What about the new Garmin gps 175? Would that be comparable to the 625 and it's cheaper.
Forum: RV-9/9A 04-07-2019, 07:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 592
Posted By dwranda
Hopefully this is not a thread highjack, but I...

Hopefully this is not a thread highjack, but I think it is on the same subject. The instructions have you determine the top center of the wheel pant. How do you draw that line front to back when...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-05-2019, 07:32 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,947
Posted By dwranda
I spent maybe an hour talking with Krea about his...

I spent maybe an hour talking with Krea about his plane. I was grateful he was there with the cowl off so I could see his firewall forward with the bill lane plenum. Seems like a great guy. Our 2...
Forum: Propellers 04-01-2019, 12:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 854
Posted By dwranda
I paid $3000 for one with about 500 hours....

I paid $3000 for one with about 500 hours. Beautiful condition with saber extension and spinner. I would guess that's the ballpark depending on the hours.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-31-2019, 10:14 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,516
Posted By dwranda
I planned on asking this question next week at...

I planned on asking this question next week at the show but why not throw it out there now. Since the quick panel can function with the Garmin navigators can it also use the new 175 that was just...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-30-2019, 09:43 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,516
Posted By dwranda
I'm trying to be as frugal as I dare with this...

I'm trying to be as frugal as I dare with this build. I bought a used partial kit and I've bought many things here on VAF to save money. The panel and engine are 2 areas I guess I am not being...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-27-2019, 07:16 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,516
Posted By dwranda
Thanks Rob, I definitely want to talk with you. I...

Thanks Rob, I definitely want to talk with you. I am planning on being there Thursday so you will see me then!!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-26-2019, 07:36 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,516
Posted By dwranda
Thanks for all the responses. We have made the...

Thanks for all the responses. We have made the decision to get to Sun n Fun for 1 day. I will be spending as much time as I can at the AFS booth messing with the panels. I'm a new pilot with no time...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-26-2019, 09:27 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,516
Posted By dwranda
I was also told I can use the Garmin G5 as a back...

I was also told I can use the Garmin G5 as a back up display/adahrs with the AFS. Thats an attractive option that I don't believe the Dynon does. I need to get a pro/con list going and then play...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-26-2019, 08:21 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,516
Posted By dwranda
Exactly my situation. I'm assuming the AFS...

Exactly my situation. I'm assuming the AFS screens would do the same thing with the IFR charts/plates right? I would like to be IFR rated one day so those capabilities you listed would be nice. Was...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-26-2019, 07:13 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,516
Posted By dwranda
How to decide between Dynon and Advanced?

I'm zeroed in on getting one of the advanced panels from AFS. I'm having trouble deciding on which screen to get. Any opinions from some people who have went through this before me would be greatly...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-25-2019, 10:35 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 8,566
Posted By dwranda
I ordered my interior from him last week. Wasn't...

I ordered my interior from him last week. Wasn't sure how the stitching would look with the colors I picked so he's going to do a few samples and send me pictures using the stitching colors so I can...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-19-2019, 03:15 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 289
Posted By dwranda
Got it figured out!!

Got it figured out!!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-19-2019, 09:26 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 289
Posted By dwranda
gear leg fairing help please?

When installing the hinges in the gear leg fairing the instructions say that you can see through the fairing to the hinge and see where to drill the holes. Well the new fairings are not see through...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-18-2019, 05:40 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 11,426
Posted By dwranda
Exactly!! Those full motion simulator rides make...

Exactly!! Those full motion simulator rides make me deathly ill. I also have to close my eyes. At amusement parks we now ask if the ride really moves or just simulates it while looking at a screen. I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-15-2019, 01:02 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 17,049
Posted By dwranda
Flyboy accessories carries them.

Flyboy accessories carries them.
Forum: Safety 03-11-2019, 06:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,018
Posted By dwranda
Also you're not supposed to be closer than 500...

Also you're not supposed to be closer than 500 feet to people. In the video the Cessna that crashed going down the river was flying past people on the river banks. Way closer than 500 feet!
Forum: RV-14 03-10-2019, 10:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,618
Posted By dwranda
We only had black in PLA so I used that....

We only had black in PLA so I used that. Hopefully it holds up OK but they will be really easy to swap out if I ever have issues with them. This weekend I cut the material I'm using on the...
Forum: RV-14 03-10-2019, 04:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,618
Posted By dwranda
I 3d printed my own for a little custom...

I 3d printed my own for a little custom look.
http://i64.tinypic.com/vmzzwm.jpg
Forum: Tools 03-02-2019, 08:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 489
Posted By dwranda
Wish I could find out how to refurbish my rivet...

Wish I could find out how to refurbish my rivet squeezer. Its leaking air out the bottom so won't work anymore. Luckily I'm almost done with riveting, but I'm sure there's a few spots coming up I...
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-25-2019, 09:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 351
Posted By dwranda
You're right, it's just the tab that's in line...

You're right, it's just the tab that's in line with the horizontal fasteners. Same fasteners as all the others.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-25-2019, 07:57 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 8,566
Posted By dwranda
I'm leery of the full memory foam option because...

I'm leery of the full memory foam option because of the hardness of the seats. I just want to make sure the regular seats are comfortable and supportive. I'm not doing heaters and am going sheepskin....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-23-2019, 12:29 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 8,566
Posted By dwranda
Very interested to hear how supportive and...

Very interested to hear how supportive and comfortable the seats are. Can you give some info on them?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-21-2019, 05:39 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 8,566
Posted By dwranda
That's great to hear. I received sheepskin and...

That's great to hear. I received sheepskin and leather samples from them this week. The leather is actually the same used in BMW and Mercedes. I'm most likely ordering seats and interior soon.
Forum: RV-9/9A 01-27-2019, 03:32 PM
Replies: 959
Views: 487,205
Posted By dwranda
James cowl update

Here's a few pics of the progress. I still have work to do on it, but it's coming along. It was pretty cool to see it on the plane and to be able to open the oil door and take out the dip...
Forum: Reviews 01-15-2019, 09:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,168
Posted By dwranda
I am at the windshield fairing part of my build....

I am at the windshield fairing part of my build. I have watched the RV14 fiberglass video on Vans site but wish there was a video showing this other way of doing it. I can kind of picture it, but...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-09-2019, 11:54 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 8,566
Posted By dwranda
Did you see in the pics he has an RV interior...

Did you see in the pics he has an RV interior mockup with seat backs and cabin walls. Most likely used that to design it.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-09-2019, 11:51 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 8,566
Posted By dwranda
Their pricing looks great. I emailed them this...

Their pricing looks great. I emailed them this morning for pics of the seat foam they do to compare it to other companies and also if they can do sheepskin. Within an hour he emailed back with pics...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-09-2019, 07:39 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,616
Posted By dwranda
The first step is to admit you have a problem ....

The first step is to admit you have a problem . My problem is in that pic I find myself looking at the plane more than the blonde. They're both beautiful but wow that RV is nice!! Beautiful pics!!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-09-2019, 07:05 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,616
Posted By dwranda
These days you have to be afraid to touch any...

These days you have to be afraid to touch any female!!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-05-2019, 09:26 AM
Replies: 927
Views: 209,691
Posted By dwranda
I printed a defrost vent cover. I thought it...

I printed a defrost vent cover. I thought it would be cool to have something out of the ordinary. Now to print a couple more since I put in 3 fans. The letters are raised a little so should be...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-03-2019, 09:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,687
Posted By dwranda
James aircraft is for sale

Had to contact Sam James to replace a cowl ring that was the wrong size sent to me in my cowl shipment and noticed on their website that his business is for sale. Not sure if people on here knew...
Forum: RV-14 01-03-2019, 11:28 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,131
Posted By dwranda
which size?

I see on Amazon there are different sizes of these stainless rod holders. Is the 1 inch diameter big enough if using 2 of them? I think the other is 1.3 inches inside diameter. Is this like anything...
Forum: RV-14 01-03-2019, 07:54 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,131
Posted By dwranda
A thread I found

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=156470
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-01-2019, 06:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,614
Posted By dwranda
I did it. I just didn't rivet the upper cross...

I did it. I just didn't rivet the upper cross piece and replaced it with the antisplat piece at the right time. I followed the tip up instructions on their site.
http://i63.tinypic.com/2hqwi36.jpg...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-01-2019, 01:03 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,333
Posted By dwranda
You beat me to it. That's exactly what I would...

You beat me to it. That's exactly what I would put down!! Maybe only 10 lbs in the losing weight category though so it's doable.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-28-2018, 10:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,423
Posted By dwranda
Ahhh I just realized what you were talking about....

Ahhh I just realized what you were talking about. Yeah hopefully things work out in the next couple weeks!!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-28-2018, 05:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,423
Posted By dwranda
Thanks Joel for the good advice! My plan is to...

Thanks Joel for the good advice! My plan is to get the adahrs installed with all the wiring and tubing then most likely remove just the adahrs for the reasons you described during riveting. Running...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-28-2018, 02:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 838
Posted By dwranda
Search out firewall insulating posts by Dan...

Search out firewall insulating posts by Dan Horton. You will learn everything you need to know!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-28-2018, 02:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,423
Posted By dwranda
Well to be precise we are leaving in 2 weeks and...

Well to be precise we are leaving in 2 weeks and 5 days for the drive to Houston. The internship starts on the 22nd. If i don't get the adahrs for another week that leaves 1 week and 5 days to do...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-28-2018, 02:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,423
Posted By dwranda
Thanks Rob! For whatever reason I never received...

Thanks Rob! For whatever reason I never received the email. I also got a response from Pacific Avionics today that they didn't fill out the PO for the adahrs until the 21st. She wasn't sure why the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-28-2018, 08:25 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,423
Posted By dwranda
Randy, Thanks a lot!! No need to call me...

Randy,
Thanks a lot!! No need to call me immediately. Within a week or 2 after the first of the year is fine. I've waited a couple months because I'm not in a big hurry. I only wanted a quote on a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-28-2018, 07:10 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,423
Posted By dwranda
Thanks everyone. The first time I called AFS and...

Thanks everyone. The first time I called AFS and spoke to a sales guy who really couldn't answer detailed questions about the quick panels so he was supposed to give Rob my contact info for him to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-27-2018, 06:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,423
Posted By dwranda
Anyone with Dynon ordering issues?

Hopefully I am just being a little impatient but I ordered an ADAHRS from Pacific Coast avionics since their price was better than Dynons store on Dec 15th. Emailed them today asking when it might be...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-22-2018, 09:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 819
Posted By dwranda
I've got them installed on the lower cowl and now...

I've got them installed on the lower cowl and now powder coating the upper cowl flanges. Tomorrow will hopefully get the upper ones in then can start on the seam fasteners. Pretty happy with how the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-21-2018, 03:33 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,160
Posted By dwranda
For me some days it's just too cold to go into...

For me some days it's just too cold to go into the garage. Winter really puts a damper on my progress.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-21-2018, 07:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 819
Posted By dwranda
Skybolt installation question

I have the flanges installed and it is now time to rivet the firewall receptacles. I was under the impression that skybolts were adjustable meaning that the inner part of the receptacle could move...
Forum: Texas (South) 12-12-2018, 02:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 490
Posted By dwranda
Thanks Ron, I think he may have to "settle" for a...

Thanks Ron, I think he may have to "settle" for a room instead of an apartment. He's in a dorm now so it's not that much different really. Finding a furnished apartment for only 4 months would be...
Forum: Texas (South) 12-12-2018, 12:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 490
Posted By dwranda
NASA JSC intern housing?

My son(who has helped me build our 9A.......to keep this somewhat RV related) has gotten an internship at JSC in Houston starting in January. We have looked through the website they provide with many...
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