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Forum: RV General Discussion/News Yesterday, 07:27 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 133
Posted By dwranda
skybolt oshkosh specials???

Skybolt had special pricing for Sun n Fun so I thought there would be discounts for Oshkosh but haven't seen any yet. Did I miss it or has there been nothing?
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 07-16-2018, 02:00 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 404
Posted By dwranda
RV light up camping buckets

First off let me say to the moderators that if this is in violation of the non advertisers promoting products rule then go ahead and remove this ad. My wife is a crafter and makes these cool light...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 07-15-2018, 06:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 890
Posted By dwranda
Could you post or send me some photos of your...

Could you post or send me some photos of your exhaust? I have an IO 360 with the superior forward facing induction going on a 9A. Does it matter that it's going on at 9A vs an 8?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-13-2018, 04:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 393
Posted By dwranda
Exactly. That's why I would like to see some...

Exactly. That's why I would like to see some actually in the airplane and not just on their stand in the booth. Can't wait!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-13-2018, 09:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 393
Posted By dwranda
Any Dynon quick panels at Oshkosh I could see?

I would like to talk to any owners who have installed a Dynon or AF quick panel in their plane. I'm building a 9A so a 7 or 9 would be preferable but not necessary. I would love to see it in your...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-11-2018, 03:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,794
Posted By dwranda
Excellent!!! Thanks Greg!

Excellent!!! Thanks Greg!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-11-2018, 12:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,794
Posted By dwranda
Has anyone done this on an IO360 with the 90...

Has anyone done this on an IO360 with the 90 degree oil filter adapter? I'm wondering if there is room for the alternator next to the filter.
http://i64.tinypic.com/2q00roh.jpg
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-09-2018, 07:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 371
Posted By dwranda
I also noticed the prices at Merritt were quite a...

I also noticed the prices at Merritt were quite a bit cheaper than Jamestown. I will be placing an order with them. Thanks everyone!!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-09-2018, 02:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 371
Posted By dwranda
Thanks Scott! They were cheaper than where I was...

Thanks Scott! They were cheaper than where I was looking.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-09-2018, 01:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 371
Posted By dwranda
Sikaflex quantity and where to buy?

Wondering where everyone purchased their sika to bond their canopies. I see Amazon has it so it probably can't be a much easier purchase than that. How much do I need also?
Thanks!!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-07-2018, 01:38 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,920
Posted By dwranda
So you don't have any holes in your firewall?

So you don't have any holes in your firewall?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-07-2018, 11:45 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,920
Posted By dwranda
I get that, but the point is to not have anything...

I get that, but the point is to not have anything thin that can easily burn through quickly and emit gasses or flames to the cabin. I imagine you know that though and your statement was a little...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-05-2018, 06:35 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 905
Posted By dwranda
Congratulations Scott! Last spring you were...

Congratulations Scott! Last spring you were gracious enough to spend a couple hours with my wife and I showing off your plane and answering all of my questions. Hopefully in the not too distant...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 06-30-2018, 09:58 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 13,441
Posted By dwranda
Exactly what I was thinking!!

Exactly what I was thinking!!
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-30-2018, 08:47 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,865
Posted By dwranda
Nobody ever told Vlad that I guess:D

Nobody ever told Vlad that I guess:D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-29-2018, 07:45 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 633
Posted By dwranda
Any chance I could pick up a tip up latch from...

Any chance I could pick up a tip up latch from you at Oshkosh?
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 06-22-2018, 09:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,660
Posted By dwranda
I spent a year and a half looking for an engine...

I spent a year and a half looking for an engine for my kit and asked a lot of questions from different shops. When selling something as critical as an engine you had better be extremely accommodating...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-21-2018, 02:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 609
Posted By dwranda
Thanks everyone! I have got it about as good as I...

Thanks everyone! I have got it about as good as I can so I have started drilling. P.S. Bill, going to send you a PM about your plenums.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-21-2018, 10:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 609
Posted By dwranda
Yeah the top canopy skin is definitely not tight...

Yeah the top canopy skin is definitely not tight to the side skins. The skin wants to flare out right there. The frame itself looks like it is sitting in a good spot though.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-21-2018, 06:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 609
Posted By dwranda
7/9 tip up canopy frame advice needed

Trying to fit the forward canopy frame. To those who have went before me does this look normal? I have a pretty good gap along the top where it meets the front skin, but on the sides they don't match...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-19-2018, 07:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,508
Posted By dwranda
Are the sign ups all done? I don't see anywhere...

Are the sign ups all done? I don't see anywhere to volunteer.
Forum: My RV Build Project 06-19-2018, 06:36 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 60,629
Posted By dwranda
Congrats!! My garage looked like that just a...

Congrats!! My garage looked like that just a couple weeks ago.
Forum: RV-9/9A 06-18-2018, 08:33 AM
Replies: 924
Views: 437,066
Posted By dwranda
It's just a 3/4" rubber grommet from harbor...

It's just a 3/4" rubber grommet from harbor freight. It came in one of their plastic boxes with a bunch of other sizes. I actually destroyed one first thinking I had to cut it a certain way to fit...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-17-2018, 08:07 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 8,700
Posted By dwranda
I've already got landing lights in my leading...

I've already got landing lights in my leading edge and have the fly led in the tips but how cool would you look coming in to land with lights in the tips AND the leading edge? Is there ever too much...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-15-2018, 03:34 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 8,700
Posted By dwranda
Sure wish you had these before I cut the holes in...

Sure wish you had these before I cut the holes in my wings!! They look great though!
Forum: RV-9/9A 06-15-2018, 03:27 PM
Replies: 924
Views: 437,066
Posted By dwranda
Canopy mechanisms with almost a 14 anti splat mod

Started the canopy mechanisms. First pic is the release hardware. I'm shortening the release handle to attach to the sub panel like many others do.
http://i64.tinypic.com/20891kk.jpg
Next pics are...
Forum: RV-9/9A 06-06-2018, 09:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,129
Posted By dwranda
Congrats!! I can't wait for my first flight.

Congrats!! I can't wait for my first flight.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-30-2018, 07:36 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,164
Posted By dwranda
Pretty sure you can only camp in homebuilt if you...

Pretty sure you can only camp in homebuilt if you are with a plane. Just camp in Scholler. There's a good chance you'll end up near someone who has or is building an RV. We're everywhere!!:D
Forum: RV-9/9A 05-29-2018, 01:16 PM
Replies: 924
Views: 437,066
Posted By dwranda
Finish kit has arrived!!!

My finish kit was delivered today. I was a little worried when I saw the crate since it had 3 holes in the side. I took plenty of pics as I opened the crate to check for damage. Luckily it looks like...
Forum: RV-9/9A 05-28-2018, 07:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 737
Posted By dwranda
Don't sweat it. We all need encouragement at some...

Don't sweat it. We all need encouragement at some point. I look at a lot of helpful build sites. It helps to visualize the steps that sometimes seem hard to understand. So many have come before us...
Forum: RV-9/9A 05-27-2018, 10:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 737
Posted By dwranda
+1 !!!!!!!

+1 !!!!!!!
Forum: RV-9/9A 05-27-2018, 09:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 737
Posted By dwranda
I'm not sure why you think it would be a lot...

I'm not sure why you think it would be a lot easier to put the bottom skins on with the top skins off. If you are talking about moving the ribs slightly because the holes may not line up that's not...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-19-2018, 11:35 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,468
Posted By dwranda
That is such a great way of expressing how this...

That is such a great way of expressing how this whole thing works!!
Forum: RV-12 05-17-2018, 08:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,936
Posted By dwranda
If he ever gets it painted it better look like a...

If he ever gets it painted it better look like a Russian fighter jet.
Forum: RV-14 05-13-2018, 02:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,566
Posted By dwranda
I'm no engineer but I bet figuring out a way to...

I'm no engineer but I bet figuring out a way to override it if it did't function would be the hard part of the install. My first thought was wow that is cool Second thought was what happens if it...
Forum: RV-14 05-13-2018, 08:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,566
Posted By dwranda
Wow I hope someone has details on that. Very high...

Wow I hope someone has details on that. Very high coolness factor on this mod!!
Forum: Painting your RV 05-05-2018, 04:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,511
Posted By dwranda
Has anyone put a clear epoxy coat over rattle can...

Has anyone put a clear epoxy coat over rattle can paint? I love the color and textured look of the hammered rustoleum I am using. Would it be feasible to put a thin layer of clear epoxy on top of the...
Forum: Painting your RV 05-05-2018, 09:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,511
Posted By dwranda
I am using Rustoleum self etching primer. Its a...

I am using Rustoleum self etching primer. Its a military looking green color. I am thinking of putting side panels in from a vendor so under those it will just be primer. Any other areas that will...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-23-2018, 06:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 967
Posted By dwranda
What does this mean for parts that are out of...

What does this mean for parts that are out of stock? I was going to buy the canopy latch for my 9A.
Forum: Northeast 04-15-2018, 03:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 651
Posted By dwranda
No problem! There is also a guy (also named...

No problem! There is also a guy (also named Dave) in East Aurora who is starting a 14A. He purchased the kit from a guy in Utica. It had slow build wings, empennage and a quick build fuse.
Dave
Forum: Northeast 04-15-2018, 12:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 651
Posted By dwranda
Hi Joe, I'm the guy building the 9A in...

Hi Joe,
I'm the guy building the 9A in Jamestown New York. My tail, wings and fuselage are pretty much done and I'm awaiting delivery of my finishing kit. If you have any questions or would like...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-09-2018, 04:03 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 7,069
Posted By dwranda
I'm putting an IO360 on my 9A so along with a...

I'm putting an IO360 on my 9A so along with a Catto prop I should be good. Trying to keep as much weight as I can off the nose wheel though. If I could save a pound or two using that alternator and...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-07-2018, 09:09 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 7,069
Posted By dwranda
Engine and electrical system newbie here. I'm...

Engine and electrical system newbie here. I'm intrigued by this. Are there any negatives using only a great driven alternator? On the surface it seems like a good idea getting rid of the front...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 04-04-2018, 08:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,332
Posted By dwranda
I can't wait to be doing these trips when the...

I can't wait to be doing these trips when the plane is done!!! Keep these posts coming!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-29-2018, 05:33 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,368
Posted By dwranda
:Dahhhh. So someone wants to keep up with RV's...

:Dahhhh. So someone wants to keep up with RV's without getting an RV. What do you think the reason is for not getting an RV?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-29-2018, 04:49 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,368
Posted By dwranda
I know this doesn't help your discussion but the...

I know this doesn't help your discussion but the first thing that came to my head was why not just get an RV? If you're looking for something that goes the speed of an RV it seems like that's the...
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-28-2018, 09:44 AM
Replies: 543
Views: 600,007
Posted By dwranda
Beautiful plane!! Your paint job is exactly what...

Beautiful plane!! Your paint job is exactly what I want to do for my 9A. What colors did you use? Thanks!!
Forum: Texas (North) 03-24-2018, 03:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 566
Posted By dwranda
Welcome!! You're in the right place. If it...

Welcome!! You're in the right place. If it wasn't for VAF and peoples various build sites there is no way I would be doing this.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-24-2018, 06:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 835
Posted By dwranda
Thanks! The side panel integration was also one...

Thanks! The side panel integration was also one of my concerns. I haven't really seen how the vans latch works. I am leaning towards the jd but if anyone had pics or a video showing how the vans...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-21-2018, 08:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 835
Posted By dwranda
Check out the JD air parts website and look under...

Check out the JD air parts website and look under the rv9 section for the custom tip up latch.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-21-2018, 06:18 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,920
Posted By dwranda
Thanks Dan! That's a great example of what it may...

Thanks Dan! That's a great example of what it may look like under the tip up. I am going to be doing the fiberfrax and foil treatment to the engine side of the firewall as well. I have learned a lot...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-21-2018, 06:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 835
Posted By dwranda
JD air tip up latch pros/cons?

One mod I see a lot of tip up builders doing is the JD air tip up latch. It looks great but what are the pros and cons of the standard Vans latch vs the JD air latch? Can the Vans have a lock like...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-21-2018, 05:00 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,920
Posted By dwranda
This is pretty much what I was asking about...

This is pretty much what I was asking about except instead of mounting on the firewall mounting it to an area accessible when the tip up is up. There are many mentions of it in the archives being...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-20-2018, 04:56 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,920
Posted By dwranda
Is the amount of brake fluid in the lines in the...

Is the amount of brake fluid in the lines in the cabin at any time way less than the amount that is in the reservoir? In your example having this fluid in plastic lines in the cabin must be a really...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-19-2018, 02:08 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,920
Posted By dwranda
Since I'm building a 9A I'm not planning on being...

Since I'm building a 9A I'm not planning on being in those situations:D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-19-2018, 12:28 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,920
Posted By dwranda
Spillage in turbulence would be a concern. Does...

Spillage in turbulence would be a concern. Does the Vans reservoir leak any in the bumps?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-19-2018, 12:04 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,920
Posted By dwranda
Brake reservoir not on firewall?

I have searched for answers to my questions but didn't really come up with anything. What is the reason that the brake reservoir is on the firewall? Has anyone with a 6,7,or 9 tip up put the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-15-2018, 07:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 781
Posted By dwranda
Thanks Bill. I sent you an email.

Thanks Bill. I sent you an email.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-15-2018, 06:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 781
Posted By dwranda
Bill Lane plenum

I've sent a PM to Bill Lane a few days ago regarding his plenum he has made and sold in the past. I know some people don't check their PM's so this post is to see if Bill is still selling his...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-09-2018, 08:33 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,390
Posted By dwranda
It sounds like you are an experienced engine...

It sounds like you are an experienced engine builder. For those of us who can't overhaul our own engines we are at the mercy of others. I've heard enough horror stories of buying used cores and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-09-2018, 07:08 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,390
Posted By dwranda
How true!! I looked for over a year and thought...

How true!! I looked for over a year and thought I would buy used but in the end couldn't find what I wanted. Used engines weren't cheap enough to make it worth it. Adding in the overhaul puts you...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-09-2018, 05:09 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,390
Posted By dwranda
Good luck!!!

I went into this building thing with a similar mindset. First off what is it that you consider "little money" because to some people 100K is little and to others 10K is? I bought a preowned tail and...
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