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Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques Yesterday, 02:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 115
Posted By 9GT
They are supposed to remain on the set shank to...

They are supposed to remain on the set shank to hold it in place. Give them a strong push,,,they will go in.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) Yesterday, 07:55 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 206
Posted By 9GT
I will take it Joe. PM sent. Dave

I will take it Joe. PM sent.
Dave
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-17-2018, 02:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 831
Posted By 9GT
Steinair’s website lists the recommended wire...

Steinair’s website lists the recommended wire size the solder sleeves fit in the item description. I just ordered a few today to finish up my wiring on the RV-9A. I just soldered and shrink wrapped...
Forum: RV-10 10-15-2018, 12:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 173
Posted By 9GT
It was high enough for me to lay on a low...

It was high enough for me to lay on a low clearance auto creeper when I painted my -10. I used a nice gun with the Dekup system for all position painting.
Forum: RV-10 10-15-2018, 02:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 395
Posted By 9GT
I had 2 PC 680 Odyssey batteries mounted in the...

I had 2 PC 680 Odyssey batteries mounted in the rear with dual masters/contactors on my -10. I could use one, the other, or both to start, so I always had a fully charged spare battery for avionics...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-14-2018, 06:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 506
Posted By 9GT
You could do what I did with 2 Cozy MKIV's built...

You could do what I did with 2 Cozy MKIV's built in my basement: Rolled back the carpeting in the family and cut a HUGE whole in the floor. Added temporary support poles in the basement before...
Forum: RV-12 10-11-2018, 02:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 950
Posted By 9GT
I agree. ;);)

I agree. ;);)
Forum: RV-14 10-10-2018, 06:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 805
Posted By 9GT
Review my thread where I cut open my QB RV-9A...

Review my thread where I cut open my QB RV-9A tanks and modified them to increase the capacity by 3.5 gallons per side. Not happy with what I found and not at all surprised so many develop leaks. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-08-2018, 09:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 840
Posted By 9GT
I am wondering if this may be the result of...

I am wondering if this may be the result of thinning the mix out with MEK or another solvent. I know a few builders mention doing this and the instructions that come with the Flame Master sealant...
Forum: Propellers 10-03-2018, 01:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 369
Posted By 9GT
They still are. I just took delivery of my MT...

They still are. I just took delivery of my MT prop last month.
Forum: RV-10 10-02-2018, 06:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,089
Posted By 9GT
Like Bob, I never had an issue with noise either...

Like Bob, I never had an issue with noise either on my RV-10 unless the vent was pointed at my face and mic. That was with all my Zulu's, Sierra's, and my beloved set of QT Halo's. Check your...
Forum: RV-10 09-24-2018, 02:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,134
Posted By 9GT
No they are not. But if they don't line up...

No they are not. But if they don't line up straight with the ailerons when the ailerons and flaps are in alignment, they will act as a big trim tab.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 09-24-2018, 02:06 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,927
Posted By 9GT
I had my fair share of time wasters on both...

I had my fair share of time wasters on both airplanes I owned and sold. Like mentioned, a lot of people are just nosy, or want to have someone to talk to about your airplane and have no intention of...
Forum: RV-10 09-23-2018, 08:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,134
Posted By 9GT
My wing tips were way off on my -10 as they came...

My wing tips were way off on my -10 as they came from the factory and required that I split the trailing edge the full length to get them straight. Just a thought, but had I not done that I am sure...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-18-2018, 02:08 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,328
Posted By 9GT
Sleep Apnea,,,,,,,,The disease de jour. :) I...

Sleep Apnea,,,,,,,,The disease de jour. :) I remember it wasn't so long ago when everyone was running around wearing wrist braces for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. Even cartoonists were putting their...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-17-2018, 06:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 657
Posted By 9GT
You can easily pop off an inspection cover that...

You can easily pop off an inspection cover that is installed with Flame Master tank sealant (pro-seal) using a little heat from a heat gun and a stiff putty knife. Remove the sealant completely with...
Forum: Propellers 09-17-2018, 10:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 976
Posted By 9GT
Try Tiffin Aire. They are a dealer/service...

Try Tiffin Aire. They are a dealer/service center of many propeller manufactures. I got great pricing on my recently purchased MT prop,,,,better than Van's $$$. ...
Forum: Fiberglass 09-16-2018, 12:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 512
Posted By 9GT
Probably is but you can buy it by the foot in...

Probably is but you can buy it by the foot in various widths and just cut what you need. No angled glue joint like in a sander belt. We would just measure out what we needed and score it on the...
Forum: Fiberglass 09-16-2018, 09:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 512
Posted By 9GT
Cloth backed Zirconia paper works great on...

Cloth backed Zirconia paper works great on composites and lasts just about forever. You can get it in various width/grit rolls to fit 1/4 sheet sanders and make custom length sanding blocks as long...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-15-2018, 08:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 385
Posted By 9GT
I can relate to that. My previous AME was in his...

I can relate to that. My previous AME was in his late 80's when the FAA forced him out with new facility rules. A one man office that rarely answered the phone for appointments, he operated out of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-12-2018, 07:33 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,618
Posted By 9GT
Do you know of a reference chart to find this...

Do you know of a reference chart to find this info? I plan on using the SS AN bolts from AS&S but can not find a reference for tensile strength on the web.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-12-2018, 07:11 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,618
Posted By 9GT
Yeah,,,,,that would be great if practical but not...

Yeah,,,,,that would be great if practical but not doable in my -9. I have it mounted on the F-709 bulkhead which puts it "about" the same isolation distance from the pitch servo that I had on the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-12-2018, 04:09 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,618
Posted By 9GT
I think that its going to bounce up and down a...

I think that its going to bounce up and down a bit without a front support. I would add an additional aluminum angle up there. If you don't want to drill more holes in the longerons, just bed the...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-02-2018, 12:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 586
Posted By 9GT
I first laid out a pleasing cutout line. Then...

I first laid out a pleasing cutout line. Then made 4 relocation plates out on aluminum and used them to bridge the cut out lines. Numbered then and drilled 4 cleco holes in each plate,,,,2 on each...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-02-2018, 11:47 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,891
Posted By 9GT
Like mentioned before, use an inspection camera...

Like mentioned before, use an inspection camera to see what the issue is,,,not speculate. If it’s the nut plate itself that is spinning you can see through the camera. Then take a metal scribe...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-31-2018, 02:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 586
Posted By 9GT
I made the scoop removable on my RV-10 and loved...

I made the scoop removable on my RV-10 and loved it. Today I was fitting the cowl on my 9-A. I cut the scoop off on the -9 cowl and it will be removable as well. Have not decided on cam-locs or a...
Forum: RV-10 08-30-2018, 04:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 612
Posted By 9GT
A right angle drill with a unibit or else get a...

A right angle drill with a unibit or else get a set of cheap metal knockout punches from Harbor Freight. https://www.harborfreight.com/knockout-punch-kit-10-pc-60575.html A lot going on back there...
Forum: RV-10 08-29-2018, 05:14 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,153
Posted By 9GT
I lucked out and found a late model VERY low time...

I lucked out and found a late model VERY low time IO-540 that had a mild prop strike from Wentworth. They had it advertised in trade a plane as an “RV-10 Special” with free shipping. I had $13K...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-28-2018, 06:39 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,588
Posted By 9GT
I had absolutely no problems with vapor lock when...

I had absolutely no problems with vapor lock when I ran ethanol free 90 octane "recreational fuel" in my IO-540 RV-10, even on the hottest days here in Michigan. Rec Fuel is nothing more than ethanol...
Forum: RV-9/9A 08-19-2018, 04:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 715
Posted By 9GT
Never mind. After some more finagling it fits💪

Never mind. After some more finagling it fits💪
Forum: RV-9/9A 08-19-2018, 03:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 715
Posted By 9GT
That was what I thought also. Something is amiss...

That was what I thought also. Something is amiss here then. I am using the 3 blade MT prop recommended by Vans for the IO-320: O-320, 71", 3 Blade, hydraulic pitch change
Part Number = PROP...
Forum: RV-9/9A 08-18-2018, 07:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 715
Posted By 9GT
MT Prop Extension For RV=9A Standard Cowl

What are folks using for the MT propeller extension for the standard Vans cowl? I am assuming that I need a 2.250” spacer since that is what came with my kit with the FP Sensenich I sold for CS MT. ...
Forum: RV-6/6A 08-15-2018, 05:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,709
Posted By 9GT
My building buddy has a Cozy MKIV that has a...

My building buddy has a Cozy MKIV that has a parking brake valve. Any time we do brake work on it where the system is opened, the parking brake valve will trap and hold some air when we bleed the...
Forum: RV-10 08-14-2018, 02:32 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,534
Posted By 9GT
When I rigged my control rods, I put a drop of...

When I rigged my control rods, I put a drop of green wicking Loc-Tite on the threads of the bearing thread next to the threaded insert, then ran up and tightened up the jam nut and put another drop...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-13-2018, 05:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,003
Posted By 9GT
Lots of folks on this forum use auto filters on...

Lots of folks on this forum use auto filters on their lycomings. NAPA Gold seems to be the brand of choice. I thought about using them but for the few dollars saved over the aircraft filter brands...
Forum: RV-10 08-11-2018, 09:08 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 8,246
Posted By 9GT
I sold my original DRDT-2 when I sold my -10...

I sold my original DRDT-2 when I sold my -10 thinking I was done. A year later I am back at it on a -9A and had to replace ALL my building tools I sold. I also decided to build my own DRDT-2 style...
Forum: RV-10 08-10-2018, 01:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,742
Posted By 9GT
Highly unlikely that a brand new transducer...

Highly unlikely that a brand new transducer failed before first engine start. No one blew air through it did they? I had mine mounted in my -10 in the tunnel after the electric fuel pump also. ...
Forum: Fiberglass 08-09-2018, 05:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,484
Posted By 9GT
I strictly use MGS for any/all lay-ups, and then...

I strictly use MGS for any/all lay-ups, and then use the West Systems for final fill and sanding because it is so EZ to sand.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-07-2018, 07:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,943
Posted By 9GT
It did on my MT governor I installed a couple...

It did on my MT governor I installed a couple months ago. They had specific instructions on how it faces when installed but I can not remember and I am now back home.
Forum: Tools 08-03-2018, 07:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 777
Posted By 9GT
I soaked mine in an old plastic mayo jar filled...

I soaked mine in an old plastic mayo jar filled with MEK for a few days. Works great for pro-seal removal also.
Forum: RV-10 08-02-2018, 05:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,145
Posted By 9GT
I had my RV-10 transition training with Alex in...

I had my RV-10 transition training with Alex in TX during September. His 10 had AC and you will be glad you installed it 🔥🔥
Forum: RV-12 07-30-2018, 06:07 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 15,511
Posted By 9GT
I have used Tite-Seal in the past ...

I have used Tite-Seal in the past http://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/cspages/tite-seal-04-03925.php?clickkey=23262 but after reading through this thread I am now thinking I might want to switch...
Forum: RV-10 07-28-2018, 03:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 541
Posted By 9GT
Make sure the rod is full seated in the plastic...

Make sure the rod is full seated in the plastic holder. It should “click” in. Mine took a fair amount of pressure to get fully seated in the channel. IIRC I used pliers to squeeze the rod in.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-28-2018, 09:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 444
Posted By 9GT
Heat can also play heck with the Vans cables. I...

Heat can also play heck with the Vans cables. I wrapped mine with reflective aluminum tape and also used a heat shield where it was close to the exhaust.
Forum: RV-9/9A 07-28-2018, 05:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 600
Posted By 9GT
A 1 X 2 piece of oak board about 2' long. Drill...

A 1 X 2 piece of oak board about 2' long. Drill a couple holes to match the prop flange and bolt it to the flange. Provides a handle to hold while you turn the alternator nut while checking the...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-27-2018, 10:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 543
Posted By 9GT
Thumbs up Another plug for the anti-splat prop wrench. ...

Another plug for the anti-splat prop wrench. Makes things a whole lot easier.
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 07-26-2018, 06:17 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 14,759
Posted By 9GT
I want in on a set.

I would like to get in on a set for my IO-320 Ross. I sent you an email.
Dave
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-25-2018, 10:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,821
Posted By 9GT
2018

Any B&C specials going on this year?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-21-2018, 04:42 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 463
Posted By 9GT
Drilled before they are bent.

Drilled before they are bent.
Forum: Fiberglass 07-20-2018, 10:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,160
Posted By 9GT
Just answering the OP's question of what he had...

Just answering the OP's question of what he had in the pics he posted. Those are the Rutan directions in the photo. Built 1.5 Cozy MKIV's from scratch so I know the difference between Cotton Flox a...
Forum: Fiberglass 07-20-2018, 03:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,160
Posted By 9GT
The cotton is on the left. It is a structural...

The cotton is on the left. It is a structural filler commonly called "flox" that both thickens the mixed epoxy and adds strength to the mix. Used for bonding cured composites and structural...
Forum: RV-10 07-15-2018, 10:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,212
Posted By 9GT
My flying buddy in Florida uses this one in his...

My flying buddy in Florida uses this one in his Cozy MKIV and really likes it. He uses the freeze packs and has plenty of cooling power that he states lasts a good couple hours of steady "ON" use. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-27-2018, 07:52 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,437
Posted By 9GT
That's great news. When I was fitting and...

That's great news. When I was fitting and bending the float arms on my tanks before installation, I was not happy with the float arm retention clip, so I put a few small dabs of proseal to ensure...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-10-2018, 02:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,133
Posted By 9GT
Make sure the bed of the deck is a roll back in...

Make sure the bed of the deck is a roll back in addition to tilt. Make sure also that it is wide enough to fir the wheels and axle nuts. The driver failed to heed my request when I made...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-08-2018, 04:10 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,437
Posted By 9GT
I tested both my new senders with an ohm meter...

I tested both my new senders with an ohm meter before I installed them in my modified ER quick build tanks. One was not at all happy and I was getting a small range of float arm swing with no...
Forum: Safety 06-06-2018, 06:47 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,878
Posted By 9GT
I was fortunate enough to have a CFI who also...

I was fortunate enough to have a CFI who also owned the local FBO and was AP/AI. He taught me how to do a thorough pre-flight, and not just by going through the motions, but explaining what are...
Forum: Safety 06-05-2018, 09:27 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,878
Posted By 9GT
There is no assumption here. I know what saw. ...

There is no assumption here. I know what saw. The value to the community here is remind fellow aviators to NOT get complacent with their aircraft. The very least someone should do is sump the...
Forum: Safety 06-05-2018, 07:28 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,878
Posted By 9GT
Plane Ownership & Complacency

I see this often since I spend so much time now at the airport hanger working on my -9A. (KGDW is a very nice rural airport but has little activity) I see so many pilots who own their own planes do...
Forum: RV-10 06-05-2018, 06:54 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,725
Posted By 9GT
I used the hinge method with a Ray Allen servo. ...

I used the hinge method with a Ray Allen servo. Hard to see in the photo but the servo is mounted on the inside of a removable access panel to the left of the threaded rod fairing. I installed...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-03-2018, 07:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,359
Posted By 9GT
I also used the MaFarlane Cowl Saver material on...

I also used the MaFarlane Cowl Saver material on my RV-10. I was sold on the stuff at their Airventure booth and the demo set up they had going. I was not happy with the fit on the rear of the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-29-2018, 06:52 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,397
Posted By 9GT
Memorial Day, holiday weekend, and the G3Xperts...

Memorial Day, holiday weekend, and the G3Xperts from Garmin are monitoring the forums to help out their customers. When I built my Garmin equipped RV-10, they were there for me when I needed help. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-09-2018, 08:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 692
Posted By 9GT
Good to know. Thank you.

Good to know. Thank you.
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