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Forum: Tools Today, 07:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 276
Posted By 9GT
If you buy one, get the pistol grip style. I...

If you buy one, get the pistol grip style. I loved mine building the RV-10 when removing lots of cleco's. Never used it for installation, just removal.
Forum: Interiors Yesterday, 02:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 129
Posted By 9GT
Nice color combination!

Nice color combination!
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 03-31-2020, 11:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 450
Posted By 9GT
I bought a couple of these simple but high...

I bought a couple of these simple but high quality grips from Tosten. I asked for a dual axis trim hat switch instead of the single it comes with and and they swapped it out at no extra charge...
Forum: RV-10 03-30-2020, 09:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 862
Posted By 9GT
Replace it and don't look back.

Replace it and don't look back.
Forum: My RV Build Project 03-30-2020, 03:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 464
Posted By 9GT
Very nice looking now. That plane Jane yellow...

Very nice looking now. That plane Jane yellow really needed to go!
:)
Forum: Fiberglass 03-30-2020, 10:34 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 123
Posted By 9GT
I would just go ahead and cut the end off instead...

I would just go ahead and cut the end off instead of trying to salvage and modify what is there now. Like stated,,,it would be a mess. I would use a piece of 3" O.D. (2.5" I.D.) PVC pipe as the...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 03-30-2020, 08:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,094
Posted By 9GT
The Andair pump I put in my RV-10 was quiet. You...

The Andair pump I put in my RV-10 was quiet. You could hear it run, but it did not make any alarming noise. I went with the Andair pump because I thought that the AFP pump we put in the Cozy was...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-29-2020, 10:54 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,070
Posted By 9GT
I prep both surfaces and then Fay Seal all my...

I prep both surfaces and then Fay Seal all my hinges and backing aluminum for fiberglass parts with Pro-Seal, then rivet after they Pro-Seal is set.
Forum: COMM 03-24-2020, 02:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,159
Posted By 9GT
Amen to that. Nothing aggravates me more than...

Amen to that. Nothing aggravates me more than trying to decipher garbled, or poor quality radio transmissions from other aircraft.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-23-2020, 09:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 865
Posted By 9GT
Back a full size REAL pick up truck with an 8’...

Back a full size REAL pick up truck with an 8’ bed to the back of the delivery truck. With the tailgate down it gives you almost 10’ of a level platform to transfer the box. It’s a short drop from...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-23-2020, 07:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,066
Posted By 9GT
Pretty much all my wiring is tied with waxed...

Pretty much all my wiring is tied with waxed lacing but there are somethings that you need a zip tie. I have seen the damage from regular zip ties and want to avoid using those. These seem to be a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-23-2020, 05:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,066
Posted By 9GT
GripLockTies? (Zip Ties)

I came across these from another forum and have not seen them mentioned here before, unless I missed it. I am just wondering if anyone here is using them, as these seem to address some of the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-19-2020, 12:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 581
Posted By 9GT
I did this on my last RV-10 and also did it on my...

I did this on my last RV-10 and also did it on my -9A I am building now. It makes the lower cowling removal a breeze, especially on a 3 blade prop like I have on the -9A.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 03-19-2020, 12:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 578
Posted By 9GT
Consider the Lightspeed Sierra model then. ...

Consider the Lightspeed Sierra model then. Those are what I purchased for rear seat passengers when I owned my RV-10. Lower cost with very good quality and features for the money. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-16-2020, 12:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,046
Posted By 9GT
Maybe it was just me but I used up a good...

Maybe it was just me but I used up a good majority of my 40 hour Phase 1 doing my flight testing and running out the check lists for flight testing. IIRC I was right around 37 hours when everything...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-12-2020, 05:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,293
Posted By 9GT
Chuck them up in your drill motor.

Chuck them up in your drill motor.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 03-06-2020, 03:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,357
Posted By 9GT
I would rent it from you,,,,,maybe even this...

I would rent it from you,,,,,maybe even this summer if I get my build back in gear!
Forum: RV-10 03-04-2020, 07:18 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,549
Posted By 9GT
That probably will not help. I installed my...

That probably will not help. I installed my Andair valve low and used an extension, but like others have posted, I too suffered from low fuel pressure readings at higher altitudes. Boost pump on...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-03-2020, 03:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,389
Posted By 9GT
Make sure the piston puck is installed correctly...

Make sure the piston puck is installed correctly and not reversed. The O ring on the piston should enter the caliper on the short side of the piston first. Also check to make sure the o ring did...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-03-2020, 06:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 628
Posted By 9GT
I had those types of decals made at a local vinyl...

I had those types of decals made at a local vinyl sign shop. I just made a rough sketch of what I wanted with the dimensions I needed and the guy drew it up on his computer for me while I waited for...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-02-2020, 07:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 595
Posted By 9GT
I had the Reiff hot strips only on my IO-540...

I had the Reiff hot strips only on my IO-540 RV-10 up here in Gladwin. During cold weather ops I would hanger the plane with a heavily blanket over the cowling and plug the intake air inlets. I...
Forum: RV-10 03-01-2020, 11:01 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,507
Posted By 9GT
I wondered the same thing. :confused:

I wondered the same thing. :confused:
Forum: RV-10 02-28-2020, 10:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 457
Posted By 9GT
I have found that the mounting hole dimensions...

I have found that the mounting hole dimensions can vary by manufacturer. I know I had one that had slots instead of holes to make it more of a universal fit.
Forum: RV-10 02-28-2020, 10:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 611
Posted By 9GT
I was planning on using a quadrant in the new...

I was planning on using a quadrant in the new RV-10 for the cool factor,,,,but then the last time I flew the Cozy MKIV reminded me how much I hate quadrants.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-26-2020, 04:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 688
Posted By 9GT
I had several of the push on Safe-Air fittings...

I had several of the push on Safe-Air fittings leak when I built my RV-10. I even used the special tool they sell for cutting the lines clean and straight. Re-cut them all and they still leaked. ...
Forum: RV-10 02-25-2020, 07:17 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,206
Posted By 9GT
My W&B for my old RV-10. You can play around...

My W&B for my old RV-10. You can play around with the numbers but like already mentioned, every RV-10 will be a little different when it comes to W&B due due builder differences.

N959RV Weight &...
Forum: Florida (Central) 02-24-2020, 07:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,213
Posted By 9GT
My buddy flies in there on a regular basis to...

My buddy flies in there on a regular basis to visit hid elderly father in a nearby assisted living facility. He loves the fact that he can rent a car there for a very reasonable price at half day...
Forum: Interiors 02-18-2020, 07:19 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 451
Posted By 9GT
I have the Lemke full leather interior package...

I have the Lemke full leather interior package for my RV-9A. Not flying yet so no PIREP on comfort. I went with the low back seats, as I want to be able to easily reach back behind the seats to grab...
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-16-2020, 06:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,331
Posted By 9GT
No need to split the case to replace the...

No need to split the case to replace the crankshaft oil seal. Pretty simple procedure any AP/AI should be able to perform, even on the ramp, if that is diagnosed as the root cause of your oil leak.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-14-2020, 10:13 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,819
Posted By 9GT
It already has been. :(

It already has been. :(
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-13-2020, 10:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 472
Posted By 9GT
I got my N number graphics from them for my...

I got my N number graphics from them for my RV-10. Very nice quality and not the cheap heavy stuff most vinyl graphics store fronts produce.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-13-2020, 07:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 525
Posted By 9GT
I fabricated and welded the alternator bracket...

I fabricated and welded the alternator bracket out of steel I had in the scrap bin for my RV-10.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-11-2020, 08:18 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,501
Posted By 9GT
This poll really has no value in itself because...

This poll really has no value in itself because it will all depends on where you live and supply and demand. Where I am at in Gladwin MI at KGDW, we have several hangers available that are fairly...
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-11-2020, 08:11 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,095
Posted By 9GT
Same here when I built my Rv-10. On the 9-A I...

Same here when I built my Rv-10. On the 9-A I bought the Dymo 4200 along with three (3) 3-packs for assorted shrink tube cartridges, 1/2", 3/8", & 1/4". That investment was just under $100 total...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-11-2020, 08:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,779
Posted By 9GT
I bought an IO-540 V4A5 that I used in my RV-10...

I bought an IO-540 V4A5 that I used in my RV-10 build from Wentworth.. They had a big ad in Trade a Plane advertising it as an "RV-10 Special". It was a late model out of a 2001 Maule that had a...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-11-2020, 07:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 752
Posted By 9GT
I removed the Sky-tec starter from my brand new...

I removed the Sky-tec starter from my brand new Mattituck IO-320 and replaced it with the B&C starter. This is an RV-9A though. I had no issues with clearance using the standard Van's cowl.
Forum: RV-10 02-06-2020, 12:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,448
Posted By 9GT
I would fix it or as suggested, remove the...

I would fix it or as suggested, remove the damaged plate nut and use a lock nut instead. I wouldn't leave the hole empty though.
Forum: RV-6/6A 02-06-2020, 12:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,155
Posted By 9GT
The vent line is probably terminated at a less...

The vent line is probably terminated at a less than ideal spot at the end of the run in the outboard end of the tank. I bend mine up and get it terminated with about a 3/32" clearance from the top...
Forum: Probable Cause Documents Discussed 02-05-2020, 06:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,283
Posted By 9GT
When I built my RV-10, I did not like the way the...

When I built my RV-10, I did not like the way the Andair valve selector lever could easily rotate out of the indent without having to lift the safety knob, so I filled the pin channel with JB Weld...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-03-2020, 07:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 475
Posted By 9GT
High heat has a tendency to damage the liner if...

High heat has a tendency to damage the liner if located near exhaust pipes. Most are fixed by replacing the cable with a new one and wrapping it with some fire-sleeve as an insulation and then foil...
Forum: RV-10 02-03-2020, 07:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,717
Posted By 9GT
The 3 blade MT composite on my buddies Cozy MKIV...

The 3 blade MT composite on my buddies Cozy MKIV we built gets chewed up more often than expected due to it being a pusher. The first time, we sent some pics to MT and they also recommended a simple...
Forum: Tools 01-31-2020, 08:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,217
Posted By 9GT
I like the cheaper ones that are lighter in...

I like the cheaper ones that are lighter in weight. I have had a couple sets of the ones with rubberized handles and on both of them, but over time the rubber covers would loosen up and start...
Forum: RV-10 01-31-2020, 08:26 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 816
Posted By 9GT
Get the inside of the cabin cover filled and...

Get the inside of the cabin cover filled and sanded for whatever you plan for the headliner, whether it be paint or a fabric. Also get the overhead console fitted if applicable. Its pretty spacious...
Forum: Tools 01-30-2020, 04:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,050
Posted By 9GT
I had an old compressor I bought at a garage sale...

I had an old compressor I bought at a garage sale blow up on me back in the '80s. That will make you take notice and take care of your tools. It blew apart at the weld seams while I was using itand...
Forum: My RV Build Project 01-28-2020, 11:21 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 22,383
Posted By 9GT
I like your cabin cover lift. I muscled that...

I like your cabin cover lift. I muscled that thing on and off by myself fitting it,,,,but that was years ago. A little older now so I'm going to steal that idea on the new build!
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-28-2020, 11:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 994
Posted By 9GT
It happens to the best of pilots. Last fall my...

It happens to the best of pilots. Last fall my hanger neighbor, who has flown for over 40 years and is also an AP/AI, asked me to go up with him in his Bonanza so he could check out the new GTN 750...
Forum: RV-14 01-27-2020, 08:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,142
Posted By 9GT
Yeah,,,if that's what you have to do to access...

Yeah,,,if that's what you have to do to access the filter, then by all means do it. But yes,,,its adds unnecessary weight and complexity. I cringe every time I look at that thing whenever I am...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-27-2020, 07:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,492
Posted By 9GT
Its not overly difficult. Drain the fuel,...

Its not overly difficult. Drain the fuel, disconnect the fuel level sender wiring, the vent line, and the fuel supply line. Remove all the skin screws (this will damage the paint a bit),. Then...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-26-2020, 07:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,120
Posted By 9GT
And on a Sunday no less. These G3xperts are the...

And on a Sunday no less. These G3xperts are the best.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-26-2020, 07:29 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,128
Posted By 9GT
The cover plates I bought from Van's about 18...

The cover plates I bought from Van's about 18 months ago did not have a joggle on the edge. Maybe the new ones do?
Forum: RV-14 01-26-2020, 07:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,142
Posted By 9GT
Good decision. We put one on the Cozy MKIV...

Good decision. We put one on the Cozy MKIV during the build and it does nothing but add complexity and a lot of unwanted weight. I'll take the risk of a mess from an oil filter change any day over...
Forum: Reviews 01-26-2020, 07:10 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 17,622
Posted By 9GT
As posted above, G3i can do it for you, or they...

As posted above, G3i can do it for you, or they will sell you the DIY instructions download for $30: http://g3ignition.com/magmod.html
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-25-2020, 09:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,492
Posted By 9GT
Just curious,,,,,,were these tanks quick build...

Just curious,,,,,,were these tanks quick build wings from Van's or builder built? Regardless,,,,I would just remove the tanks and reseal them. Its not a easy job but is certainly within most...
Forum: RV-14 01-24-2020, 02:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 965
Posted By 9GT
I agree here. Never cared much for the Bogert on...

I agree here. Never cared much for the Bogert on my RV-10 either and went with the MUCH cheaper AS&S tow bar for my RV-9A. A little modification with a latch to engage once its on to keep it there...
Forum: RV-10 01-23-2020, 06:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 558
Posted By 9GT
That split valve design is prone to problems if...

That split valve design is prone to problems if not installed right. It almost has to "float". Use the rubber mounting washers under the bolt heads and on the RV-10, I also added a rubber pad...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-21-2020, 06:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 791
Posted By 9GT
Sent you a PM on your spare.

Sent you a PM on your spare.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-21-2020, 06:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 791
Posted By 9GT
I get all my LED parts here. Good service and...

I get all my LED parts here. Good service and pricing.
https://www.superbrightleds.com/cat/component-leds/
Forum: Florida (Central) 01-19-2020, 07:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 782
Posted By 9GT
Have you checked with Jesse Saint at Saint...

Have you checked with Jesse Saint at Saint Aviation? He's not too far away at Marion County Airport. http://www.saintaviation.com/
Forum: RV-10 01-18-2020, 10:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,919
Posted By 9GT
I was very careful following Vans instructions...

I was very careful following Vans instructions when installing the fairings on my RV-10 and had no issues with yaw. The magic of fiberglass fairings is that you can easily plug the original screw...
Forum: RV-10 01-17-2020, 06:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,537
Posted By 9GT
It was a beautiful day in southern Michigan for...

It was a beautiful day in southern Michigan for that first flight today so congratulations!
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-17-2020, 12:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,170
Posted By 9GT
Genius idea Mike,,,off to the big box store I go...

Genius idea Mike,,,off to the big box store I go for the materials!
Forum: RV-10 01-13-2020, 06:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,821
Posted By 9GT
Congratulation! Ted is a great DAR and very...

Congratulation! Ted is a great DAR and very accommodating.
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