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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-05-2018, 02:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 909
Posted By Flying Canuck
Congratulations on getting that -9A in the air....

Congratulations on getting that -9A in the air. Mine is possibly next - first flight planned for 2 weeks from now, weather permitting.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-26-2018, 09:15 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,795
Posted By Flying Canuck
Mystery solved

Well I found the definitive cause of my left fuel sender not working tonight. I managed to get the sender removed (cut away the bulge of proseal around the outside and got it moving with a flat...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-24-2018, 12:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 681
Posted By Flying Canuck
Congratulations on the big milestone. I should...

Congratulations on the big milestone. I should have my Canadian equivalent in hand in the next 2 weeks (we don't get ours on the spot, comes in the mail). I'm expecting to knock off the last part of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-18-2018, 06:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 617
Posted By Flying Canuck
Well Iím putting the amateur in amateur built....

Well Iím putting the amateur in amateur built. The CHT sensor connectors were good, other than the fact that they were reversed. My pressure sensor wires werenít reversed, the actual sensors were...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-18-2018, 01:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 617
Posted By Flying Canuck
I see now that thereís no ground connection...

I see now that thereís no ground connection required for the alternator. I quickly found a problem with my installation though. My b-lead lug was contacting the alternator case, that canít be good....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-18-2018, 11:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 617
Posted By Flying Canuck
Thanks for the input. I've thought it through and...

Thanks for the input. I've thought it through and the one thing that makes the most sense is interference from the mags. I routed the p-leads through the same firewall pass-through as all of the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-16-2018, 04:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 617
Posted By Flying Canuck
Sensors dead when engine running

I'm on the home stretch towards final inspection - scheduled for Thursday. I've got a handful of squawks left, anyone have any tips/experiences with these?

For context, I've got a Dynon SkyView HDX...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-16-2018, 02:33 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,795
Posted By Flying Canuck
As long as the wings (and the fuel tanks) have...

As long as the wings (and the fuel tanks) have dihedral, I don't think there's a float based mechanical sensor that's ever going to get you to both the top and the bottom of the tank. The first ~4...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-14-2018, 09:04 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,795
Posted By Flying Canuck
Well I tried a few more things tonight and I...

Well I tried a few more things tonight and I think I'm only left with one possibility - a bad sender. I drained the tank and used one of my seat bent hinge pins to feel around through the drain hole....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-14-2018, 07:51 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,598
Posted By Flying Canuck
Others have just commented on the bottom bend,...

Others have just commented on the bottom bend, you loose a lot of room with that. I have just enough room under my HDX (located similarly) for toggle switches and their labels. You need to have some...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-09-2018, 03:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 701
Posted By Flying Canuck
First start, RV-9A alive!

After fixing a couple small issues discovered while pre-oiling my zero time IO-320, we got it started up for the first time. Does that ever make it feel like an airplane, don't have to make my own...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-08-2018, 05:15 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,795
Posted By Flying Canuck
Decided to play hooky from work this afternoon...

Decided to play hooky from work this afternoon and go and try some of your suggestions. Glad I did because I arrived to find a very large blue ring on the floor and an overwhelming familiar smell....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-08-2018, 09:43 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,795
Posted By Flying Canuck
If I recall correctly, I was seeing something...

If I recall correctly, I was seeing something close to .2 ohms - I was definitely on the ohms setting. The left tank might not have been that good, my multimeter was acting up and I was getting some...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-07-2018, 10:01 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,795
Posted By Flying Canuck
Well that wasn't a very productive night. I...

Well that wasn't a very productive night. I checked resistance between my firewall and the sender plate and got tiny numbers, so I can't see this being a ground issue. I pushed through the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-07-2018, 02:47 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,795
Posted By Flying Canuck
Tonight I'll connect a temporary ground to one of...

Tonight I'll connect a temporary ground to one of the plates to see if that helps. I'll see too if I can get my inspection camera up inside the emptier tank to check the position of the float. Maybe...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-07-2018, 01:28 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,795
Posted By Flying Canuck
I had a 0.02 V move after the 2nd pour, none...

I had a 0.02 V move after the 2nd pour, none before or after though. The right side didn't move at all but I only put in maybe 8L.
Forum: Canada 06-07-2018, 08:13 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,780
Posted By Flying Canuck
It only took 96 days, several follow up emails...

It only took 96 days, several follow up emails and phone calls and the passing of the promised worst case completion date by 2 days, but my registration finally went through yesterday. I cannot...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-07-2018, 07:45 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,795
Posted By Flying Canuck
Fuel levels not registering

This is probably just going to be a forehead slap opportunity but maybe someone knows this one. I started doing my fuel level calibration last night - Dynon Skyview HDX, standard resistive type fuel...
Forum: RV-9/9A 06-02-2018, 10:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,372
Posted By Flying Canuck
I sure never want to remove those close tolerance...

I sure never want to remove those close tolerance bolts. It took a week to get them in there and getting them out would be nearly impossible. Use hardware store bolts for the first fit and drilling...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-19-2018, 06:06 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,480
Posted By Flying Canuck
Some of them get rivets, others will get drilled...

Some of them get rivets, others will get drilled out for holes with platenuts on either side of the fiewall. The bolts on the right side are for the PC680 battery box (If you are installing it) one...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-18-2018, 08:24 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,480
Posted By Flying Canuck
I think I felt the same as you when I got my...

I think I felt the same as you when I got my firewall forward kit and engine late last summer. The rest of the build was pretty straight forward, but the big mess of systems on the front side of the...
Forum: Canada 04-29-2018, 07:46 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,780
Posted By Flying Canuck
2-1/2 weeks?!?!? I'm calling tomorrow, I'm still...

2-1/2 weeks?!?!?
I'm calling tomorrow, I'm still waiting, it's been 8 weeks. Nice to see that you were able to get registered with the pictures of a clearly unfinished plane. That should at least...
Forum: COMM 04-24-2018, 07:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,636
Posted By Flying Canuck
I bought a couple of CRAZEDpilot CP-1ANR headsets...

I bought a couple of CRAZEDpilot CP-1ANR headsets a year ago, they're only $200 each and I've been quite pleased with them. I have never used the expensive ones, so maybe I don't know what I'm...
Forum: Safety 04-19-2018, 12:11 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 14,152
Posted By Flying Canuck
Yikes!! That wouldn't be good to discover in the...

Yikes!! That wouldn't be good to discover in the air. Ailerons work better when they work.
Forum: Canada 04-05-2018, 02:39 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,780
Posted By Flying Canuck
Hi Ralph. I've already had figure that process...

Hi Ralph.

I've already had figure that process out. You're right about it not being very obvious. I've already got my final inspection letter, everything is paid and I'm just waiting on the C of R...
Forum: Canada 04-05-2018, 11:13 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,780
Posted By Flying Canuck
It's been a month since I sent in my registration...

It's been a month since I sent in my registration application and I haven't heard anything other than an automated email receipt. I just emailed Transport Canada and they quickly told me that they...
Forum: RV-9/9A 04-04-2018, 11:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,345
Posted By Flying Canuck
Weighed my 9A this morning. Very close to what...

Weighed my 9A this morning. Very close to what you guys have been at. Weighed in at 1089#, 266.5 on the nose, 414.5 left and 408 right. That's with c/s prop, interior and paint. Wheel pants added 6.5...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-30-2018, 05:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 930
Posted By Flying Canuck
Got it working

Thanks for all of the quick responses on this. I went back out to the airport armed with those suggestions and quickly had fuel flowing. I added more fuel (to 4 gal) to the right tank and blew some...
Forum: Painting your RV 03-30-2018, 02:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,000
Posted By Flying Canuck
I used the Fuji Mini Mite 3 to paint my plane...

I used the Fuji Mini Mite 3 to paint my plane using Stewart Systems paint. I was completely new to painting, but was quite pleased with the setup. I just used the T70 non-bleed gun. Worked infinitely...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-30-2018, 01:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 930
Posted By Flying Canuck
I'm waiting for a good (but not pleasant) 30...

I'm waiting for a good (but not pleasant) 30 seconds on each attempt.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-30-2018, 01:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 930
Posted By Flying Canuck
Canadian fuel flow tests are supposed to be done...

Canadian fuel flow tests are supposed to be done with minimum fuel which is calculated based on engine horsepower. Works out to 1.1 gallons. I can certainly add more fuel to try to get it primed,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-30-2018, 01:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 930
Posted By Flying Canuck
Initial fuel flow tests - no fuel

I'm scratching my head today. Just tried to do my fuel flow test on my nearly ready 9A. I have a FlyEFII boost pump with pre-filter coming out of my fuel selector. Goes to a firewall mounted Andair...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-27-2018, 11:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,595
Posted By Flying Canuck
I insured my project at the beginning of May last...

I insured my project at the beginning of May last year, Marsh Silver Wings plan. I had reached a critical mass, about 60% of my total costs sitting in my garage. My homeowner's policy has a specific...
Forum: RV-9/9A 03-19-2018, 08:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,345
Posted By Flying Canuck
I'll be weighing soon too, in 2 or 3 weeks I...

I'll be weighing soon too, in 2 or 3 weeks I figure. It's quite strange being at this stage where every time I look at my list of things to do it gets shorter rather than longer. Mine is painted, but...
Forum: Canada 03-08-2018, 03:12 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,780
Posted By Flying Canuck
That's exactly how I understand it too. Of course...

That's exactly how I understand it too. Of course each step comes with it's own fee schedule. And the time between steps is a big unknown. I received my authorisation for Final Inspection with the...
Forum: Canada 03-08-2018, 12:41 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,780
Posted By Flying Canuck
This isn't about the final inspection, obviously...

This isn't about the final inspection, obviously the aircraft needs to be ready for flight before final inspection. I'll need all inspection panels and cowlings off, but everything else on.

The...
Forum: Canada 03-08-2018, 12:01 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,780
Posted By Flying Canuck
I just got an answer from MD-RA on my question...

I just got an answer from MD-RA on my question (only took a week).



Submitted my application last Friday, no sign of my registration yet :)
Forum: Canada 03-02-2018, 09:12 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,780
Posted By Flying Canuck
Application Submitted

Thanks for the feedback guys. I threw on the bottom cowling, the canopy, the empennage fairing and clecoed on the top skin and took the requisite pictures. I just emailed the whole package in, we'll...
Forum: Canada 03-01-2018, 02:54 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,780
Posted By Flying Canuck
Pictures with registration application - Canada

Very Canada specific question here. I've just received my final inspection paperwork which enables me to apply for my registration with Transport Canada. With that application I need to submit 2...
Forum: My RV Build Project 02-26-2018, 08:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 969
Posted By Flying Canuck
Good catch. I'm in the hangar next to Buffalo's...

Good catch. I'm in the hangar next to Buffalo's Electra maintenance facility and am surrounded by Buffalo planes in the hangar. There are a couple of 310 birddogs that are for sale in there. The...
Forum: My RV Build Project 02-26-2018, 01:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 969
Posted By Flying Canuck
RV-9A, C-GCPT, Flying Canuck

Hit a couple of milestones on my RV-9A project this past weekend, so time to post a few pictures.

I logged my first time on this build 3 years ago today. This past Friday afternoon, C-GCPT climbed...
Forum: Acts of Charity (using your RV) 02-15-2018, 04:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 750
Posted By Flying Canuck
The timing of this event may well make it a great...

The timing of this event may well make it a great opportunity for the debut of my RV-9A. I'll be based out of CYQF (Building A), I think I might be one of the few RVs based here. If weather and...
Forum: My RV Build Project 01-08-2018, 08:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,372
Posted By Flying Canuck
I had a look at some of your saved videos. Looks...

I had a look at some of your saved videos. Looks great. I can tell you that I sure wouldn't want to broadcast my work sessions but nobody needs me to show them how to look for misplaced tools and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-03-2018, 08:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 452
Posted By Flying Canuck
I did what I saw from several others. I needed...

I did what I saw from several others. I needed room for my 10" display, so I trimmed the left rib at the aft face of the subpanel. I then used a piece of angle to attach the cutoff part 3" or so...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-03-2017, 09:25 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,530
Posted By Flying Canuck
I am not part of the 10,000, but almost certainly...

I am not part of the 10,000, but almost certainly will be part of the next 200. I was introduced to Van's Aircraft through the inclusion of the RV-6A in Microsoft Flight - it also turned out that the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-17-2017, 11:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,033
Posted By Flying Canuck
I did an RV building course with Axsys Air before...

I did an RV building course with Axsys Air before starting my build, back in 2015. They ran the course even though I was the only student (I paid for a couple and brought my son along). It was an...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-02-2017, 08:28 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 7,892
Posted By Flying Canuck
Use the right tool for the job - even if you have...

Use the right tool for the job - even if you have to invent the tool.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-02-2017, 03:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 686
Posted By Flying Canuck
I'm not flying yet and haven't bought Canadian...

I'm not flying yet and haven't bought Canadian maps for my HDX, but I can tell you the maps included in the SkyView for Canada are most certainly not useful. I think the nearest airport in the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-23-2017, 12:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 559
Posted By Flying Canuck
Thanks, that makes sense. I hadn't even thought...

Thanks, that makes sense. I hadn't even thought of the half open scenario. There's no sealing that opening. And if the air were to get really bad, as in smoke, the emergency procedure would have you...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-22-2017, 06:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 559
Posted By Flying Canuck
Sealing cabin heat shuttle

So, I'm working on all of those firewall penetrations with a constant eye on sealing everything so firewall gases can't enter the cabin. I'm looking at the Van's standard cabin heat shuttle and it's...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-11-2017, 02:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,884
Posted By Flying Canuck
I see you're in Canada, one big reason to hold...

I see you're in Canada, one big reason to hold off on closing the baggage floor is that you need the pre-cover inspection done first. I used platenuts and had the floor out for the inspection last...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-18-2017, 10:45 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 401
Posted By Flying Canuck
RV-7A in Flight Sim World

Haven't seen it mentioned here yet. There's a new flight simulator product from DoveTail in the Steam environment called Flight Sim World. It's in early access, but it is fairly robust. One of the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-13-2017, 11:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 601
Posted By Flying Canuck
Never mind

I guess I should have waited 10 more minutes. I took out a chunk of the front edge of the inboard weight and reached balance. This was the right elevator. I did the left elevator in just a few...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-13-2017, 11:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 601
Posted By Flying Canuck
Balancing elevators, getting the lead out

So my elevators are painted and mounted, I'm trying to balance the elevator so that it is in trail. So far I've drilled out at least a quarter of the inboard counterweight, I don't have much more for...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 06-17-2017, 07:53 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,027
Posted By Flying Canuck
Wetaskiwin is CEX3. The museum is...

Wetaskiwin is CEX3. The museum is Reynolds-Alberta and it's not just an aviation museum. They have transportation, agricultural and industrial exhibits as well. I haven't been in quite a while, but I...
Forum: Canada 06-12-2017, 11:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,779
Posted By Flying Canuck
There shouldn't be any rivets that can't be seen...

There shouldn't be any rivets that can't be seen during the pre-cover inspection. If you have any, you've done too much. The idea is you stop before you close something up, so that may mean not...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-06-2017, 08:09 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,252
Posted By Flying Canuck
That excise tax is a bargain. $0.10/L in Canada,...

That excise tax is a bargain. $0.10/L in Canada, which works out to about 28 US cents per gallon. And that's just the federal excise tax. The provinces add their own excise taxes ranging from...
Forum: Painting your RV 06-03-2017, 08:22 AM
Replies: 209
Views: 71,967
Posted By Flying Canuck
Your plane looks great Steve. I'm just starting...

Your plane looks great Steve. I'm just starting on painting and my scheme is somewhat similar to yours. The curves and colors are a bit different, but I am planning the long stripe above the bottom...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-15-2017, 03:30 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,556
Posted By Flying Canuck
Congratulations on starting the flight training....

Congratulations on starting the flight training. I started mine just down the road from you 3 years ago this week, finished up in February of last year. Here are a few of my observations along the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-31-2017, 08:06 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,007
Posted By Flying Canuck
As I was the one who posted here about the lack...

As I was the one who posted here about the lack of VP-X support in the HDX, I'm very happy to see this added quickly. I rolled my own support for the VP-X in a Raspberry Pi, but I'll drop that in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-07-2017, 07:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,954
Posted By Flying Canuck
I just measured my HDX with a meter stick, just a...

I just measured my HDX with a meter stick, just a hair less than 262mm which is about 10.31". Since I don't have a caliper that big, there's a limit to how accurate that is. I'd say the 10.31"...
Forum: RV-12 03-02-2017, 10:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,560
Posted By Flying Canuck
The recreational pilot permit allows day VFR, in...

The recreational pilot permit allows day VFR, in Canada only, of any 4 place or less non high-performance airplane. It's limited to one passenger regardless of seats and is not eligible for any...
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