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Forum: RV-9/9A 03-08-2018, 06:50 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,678
Posted By Doug Rohrer
Lots of good info on this and related threads....

Lots of good info on this and related threads. After shopping for both O-320 and O-360 used engines, I found a deal on an O-320 that was a fresh rebuild on the lower end with no cylinders, which was...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-01-2018, 08:25 AM
Replies: 291
Views: 94,585
Posted By Doug Rohrer
Baja Design is RV-9A?

Looking through this thread, I see most of the wingtip installations have been done in -7"s and -8's. I am under the impression the RV-9(A) has a different wingtip profile that may be smaller with...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-28-2018, 01:53 PM
Replies: 291
Views: 94,585
Posted By Doug Rohrer
One of each?

This is a great thread. I am nearing the point of needing to commit to a lighting solution to finish my wings and am interested in the Baja Design products for landing/taxi lights for my RV-9A. It...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-28-2018, 01:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,112
Posted By Doug Rohrer
That's great story Mike. I know when you started...

That's great story Mike. I know when you started the build several years ago you had dreams of her learning to fly your plane. Maybe it will happen yet!

Get back up there and fly off those...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-25-2018, 04:58 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 392
Posted By Doug Rohrer
Tank Dies?

As a new builder, I am a little confused about the difference between tank dimple dies and regular dimple dies. What is the difference and why not use tank dies everywhere?
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-12-2018, 02:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,419
Posted By Doug Rohrer
For those of you following this thread, I found a...

For those of you following this thread, I found a service that will run in my new engine on a dyno for four hours for $776. That accomplishes most of the cylinder break in and helps avoid any glazing...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-10-2018, 10:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,419
Posted By Doug Rohrer
Lots of good info here, especially Mahlon's...

Lots of good info here, especially Mahlon's article. I will look for the ground cooling rig Paul referred to. I will also investigate having the engine run in on a test stand. That would take out a...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-10-2018, 04:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,419
Posted By Doug Rohrer
The last sentence of the last post is my major...

The last sentence of the last post is my major concern. I am having trouble imagining getting in a brand new airplane that has never even been taxied and blasting off for several hours at full power....
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-10-2018, 04:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,419
Posted By Doug Rohrer
Break In Procedure

I will be building a Lycoming O-320 from a set of parts I am buying from various sources with the help of an A&P. My question concerns the break in procedure required. According to the Lycoming...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-09-2018, 07:57 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,391
Posted By Doug Rohrer
I wish you guys would stop holding back and tell...

I wish you guys would stop holding back and tell me what you really think! I used the very helpful search tool here and read many posts about mags and EI. Given my current situation, I was leaning...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-08-2018, 10:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,391
Posted By Doug Rohrer
Ditch the Slick?

I bought an O-320 engine that came with two Slick mags that need rebuilding before running. The model numbers are 4370 and 4347. I understand the 4347 is a retard timing mag that should have a Slick...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-08-2018, 08:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 436
Posted By Doug Rohrer
EI will not be an issue as I would probably go...

EI will not be an issue as I would probably go with one or two pmags rather the crank sensor systems. Looks like I am good to go with what I have. Thanks to all.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-07-2018, 08:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 436
Posted By Doug Rohrer
Why 149T gear?

Thanks for all the responses. I am feeling better about what I have. But I don't understand why I would want to change out the ring gear if I have a perfectly good 122T starter. Is there some gear...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-07-2018, 04:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 436
Posted By Doug Rohrer
O-320-D2B Flywheel

I recently purchased an O-320-D2B narrow deck engine less cylinders for my RV-9A project. I wanted to use new cylinders anyway, so I was glad to find a deal that did not include reworked cylinders....
Forum: RV-9/9A 01-04-2018, 02:59 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,678
Posted By Doug Rohrer
Thanks Carl. Giving me pause...

Thanks Carl. Giving me pause...
Forum: RV-9/9A 01-03-2018, 09:49 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,678
Posted By Doug Rohrer
Thanks to All

Glad to see the thread got back on track after a little drift. As my friend Fearless stated, I have about 500 hours in a -9A with a 160HP O-320 that was lost in a landing accident near Oshkosh 3 1/2...
Forum: RV-9/9A 01-02-2018, 06:01 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,678
Posted By Doug Rohrer
IO-360 in an RV-9A?

I have to make a decision soon on the engine I plan to use in my RV-9A build. I know the O-320 is the recommended engine, especially the 160 HP version. While looking for a used O-320, I ran across...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-24-2017, 01:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,019
Posted By Doug Rohrer
Anti-rotation bracket is in place and so is...

Anti-rotation bracket is in place and so is safety wire. I used an endoscope camera to go in through the fuel filler and down through the holes in the ribs to see the plumbing. Cool tool....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-24-2017, 01:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,193
Posted By Doug Rohrer
I saw it and that is what I am going to do....

I saw it and that is what I am going to do. Thanks.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-24-2017, 06:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,019
Posted By Doug Rohrer
Van's SB claims an incident like this is what...

Van's SB claims an incident like this is what triggered the fix in the first place. I can imagine it would be hard to diagnose at first. Even with the tube completely off, I believe the engine would...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-23-2017, 03:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,193
Posted By Doug Rohrer
Carl, the holes provided are about .430 dia. and...

Carl, the holes provided are about .430 dia. and I need about .650 for my CPVC pipe. However, I can easily open them up with the wing open. I will also need to make new holes from the bellcrank bay...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-23-2017, 03:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,019
Posted By Doug Rohrer
Wow! There must be a lot of you guys cruising VAF...

Wow! There must be a lot of you guys cruising VAF on your day off! Lots of good answers. I dug around some more in the files and folders I got with the project and found a copy of the SB with...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-23-2017, 11:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,019
Posted By Doug Rohrer
Newbie Proseal Question

I bought a project RV-9 with tanks already built. They were built before the SB 06-2-23 came out about safety wiring the fuel pick up tube to prevent the nut from coming loose. Of course, this SB was...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-23-2017, 11:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,193
Posted By Doug Rohrer
Ahhh... Good point about not blocking the large...

Ahhh... Good point about not blocking the large holes. I will rethink my plan. Thanks.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-23-2017, 08:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,193
Posted By Doug Rohrer
I plan to use service loops and a termination...

I plan to use service loops and a termination block in the wing root to allow more panel wiring to be done before the wings are installed. Searching through some old threads, it appears the best...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-22-2017, 10:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,193
Posted By Doug Rohrer
I used to own a -9A and had to add several wires...

I used to own a -9A and had to add several wires into the existing wings for an autopilot. It was a hassle, especially at the wing root. The tips were riveted on. I was planning to leave gaps in the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-22-2017, 09:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,193
Posted By Doug Rohrer
Wing Wiring Conduit

I am starting work on a set of RV-9 wings I bought as a partially completed project. I plan to use CPVC pipe with riveted hangers through one of the lightening holes in the ribs. I will leave a gap...
Forum: RV-9/9A 11-01-2017, 03:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,416
Posted By Doug Rohrer
Smile The Deed is Done!

What Fearless is referring to is the fact that I bought a flying RV-9A back in 2009 and then crashed it going into Oshkosh in 2014. The plane was a total loss and I had to have multiple foot...
Forum: RV-9/9A 10-28-2017, 08:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,416
Posted By Doug Rohrer
Kits are not current

The kits were purchased in 2004. The tail is built and the wings are partially built. Does the age make a difference? If I do this, I will probably be buying a QB fuselage to move forward. Any...
Forum: RV-9/9A 10-28-2017, 05:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,416
Posted By Doug Rohrer
RV-9 and 9A Wings and Enpennage the Same?

I have a chance to buy a project that consists of a set of partially built tail feathers and wings originally intended for a -9. I am interested in building a -9A. It is my understanding that these...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-15-2015, 11:43 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 21,629
Posted By Doug Rohrer
Flames?

On a lighter note, it seems top me the OP was asking for this problem, given the flame paint job and all. Remember the guy who had a lightning bolt painted on his tail, and then had a lightning...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-24-2014, 01:38 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 43,423
Posted By Doug Rohrer
EL Strip

I have flown at night a few times with the green EL strip I posted about back in March. It works great, and makes no shadows, since the light comes continuously from under the glare shield. Total...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-18-2014, 04:01 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 10,252
Posted By Doug Rohrer
Almost a 14

I added AntiSplat's "Almost a 14" mod to my RV-9a. Made a big improvement in comfort on long cross-country flights.
Forum: RV-9/9A 07-16-2014, 04:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,121
Posted By Doug Rohrer
I am 6'4" and 240 lbs. I fit in my 9A slider...

I am 6'4" and 240 lbs. I fit in my 9A slider without bumping my head, even with a hat under my headset. I did install Allan's Almost a 14 mod, which I highly recommend. The reach to the panel is much...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-27-2014, 08:50 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 21,222
Posted By Doug Rohrer
Try This

http://www.earthkind.com/

John Deere sells it. The website even says it keeps mice out of "RV's"! :D
Forum: Safety 06-17-2014, 10:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 932
Posted By Doug Rohrer
Compatability Setting?

Try changing the compatibility setting on your computer. I had a similar issue on another website that was fixed this way.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-01-2014, 07:57 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,956
Posted By Doug Rohrer
Works Good

I have three in the plane for when the sun is low and coming through the front. You need to double up sometimes. If they loose the static cling, just rub it against some cloth and it picks up enough...
Forum: RV-9/9A 05-02-2014, 08:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,464
Posted By Doug Rohrer
Finally Doing It!

I bought new standard Van's cables for my -9a with an O-320 engine and the mounting bracket. Looking at panel pics all over VAF, I see this bracket is sometimes mounted flush with the main panel, and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-23-2014, 08:41 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,101
Posted By Doug Rohrer
Unhappy Bad Timing!

I wish this device would have been available just BEFORE I had to replace my vacuum pump and then my Attitude Indicator! Cost would have been about the same...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-22-2014, 07:21 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,415
Posted By Doug Rohrer
Thumbs up Success!

Lots of good info here. I got the job done tonight by using the Mahon trick of prying the valve spring down slightly with a pry bar stuck into the adjoining spring. With the valve depressed a little,...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-21-2014, 07:24 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,415
Posted By Doug Rohrer
Thanks Gary, Paul and Dan. I got the whole...

Thanks Gary, Paul and Dan. I got the whole exhaust tappet all the way out and got it to collapse real good. I can only get the upper part of the intake tappet to come clear out of the bore. The lower...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-21-2014, 06:27 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,415
Posted By Doug Rohrer
This works on exhaust valve, but intake tappet...

This works on exhaust valve, but intake tappet will not collapse.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-21-2014, 05:28 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,415
Posted By Doug Rohrer
Even with valves closed there is pressure on the...

Even with valves closed there is pressure on the pushrods. There has to be or the valves would be noisy.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-21-2014, 05:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,415
Posted By Doug Rohrer
How to install rocker arms

I had to replace a leaking pushrod tube seal on my O-320. No problem getting everything off. However, the tappets seem to be holding the pushrods out enough to prevent sliding the rocker shaft back...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-17-2014, 09:28 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,795
Posted By Doug Rohrer
Spare Cap

I always carry a spare cap. They are cheap. Even if I don't need it, maybe another RV driver will!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-05-2014, 08:49 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,567
Posted By Doug Rohrer
Golf Clubs???

You will be happy with whatever model RV you chose. I would not trade my -9A for a 7. However, I don't believe you can get a set of golf clubs in any of the side by side models unless you leave the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-09-2014, 05:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,118
Posted By Doug Rohrer
Smile Problem Solved

In the interests of resolving this thread, I found the problem was a broken wire connection at the back of the ammeter. My gauges were obviously wired up with the panel on a bench by the builder, and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-08-2014, 06:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,118
Posted By Doug Rohrer
Need Electrical Help

I wanted to repaint the stock Van's steam gauge panel in my -9A, which had been spray-canned by the builder. I removed an unbelievable amount of screws and got the panel out for powder coating. The...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-24-2014, 06:21 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,727
Posted By Doug Rohrer
Talking Metallic Paint?

I hear that METALLIC paint adds extra weight!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-23-2014, 08:35 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,727
Posted By Doug Rohrer
Beautiful!

Let me be the first to congratulate you on the georgeous paint job! I look forward to seeing it in person.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-23-2014, 06:16 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,462
Posted By Doug Rohrer
Use RC Airplane Servo Connectors

My non-pilot wife does not like the stick in her way, so I made it removable with a pin and RC airplane servo connectors with some extra wire inside the tube. Easy to plug/unplug.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-05-2014, 04:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,276
Posted By Doug Rohrer
Angels?

When I first saw this thread, I thought it said "Tsam gets the Angels" and I envisioned Paul having an angel strike at extremely high altitude!
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-31-2014, 01:19 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 22,569
Posted By Doug Rohrer
Replacement?

Will they give you a new one even if you have cut a little notch in it to clear part of the carb?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-30-2014, 12:49 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,927
Posted By Doug Rohrer
Cool!

Aircraft glow underlighting!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-28-2013, 09:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,772
Posted By Doug Rohrer
Concrete Anchor

I drilled a hole in the floor in my hanger directly under the rear tie-down ring. Then I inserted an expansion anchor with about 0.5 inches of threads sticking up. When I want to raise the nose, I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-28-2013, 09:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,104
Posted By Doug Rohrer
Be Careful!

Bob Turner is right. You should not splice any copper wire into the TC circuit, as it will induce measurement errors. The right way to connect is using these plugs- ...
Forum: Safety 12-02-2013, 01:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,270
Posted By Doug Rohrer
How to Sump gascolator?

The only way I can get anything to come out of the gascolator sump on my -9A is when the electric fuel pump is running. Is that normal?
Forum: COMM 11-05-2013, 07:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,054
Posted By Doug Rohrer
Power Surge

Thanks to all who chimed in. I will check out the avionics switch, which is really a combo switch/breaker, the next time it happens. I will also carefully check the main power feed through the...
Forum: COMM 11-04-2013, 01:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,054
Posted By Doug Rohrer
Power Surge

I am posting this problem to see if any of the VAF brain trust can help steer me to the answer. I was flying on a two hour XC yesterday in my -9A (steam gauges) when I heard static in my headset. The...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-21-2013, 02:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 724
Posted By Doug Rohrer
Trio Install

I found everything I needed included in the installation instructions from Trio. See http://www.trioavionics.com/Pro%20Pilot%20Manual%203.7.pdf for the Pro Pilot install instructions. They are well...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-14-2013, 11:43 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 19,865
Posted By Doug Rohrer
Changed Mind

I was thinking of eating Mexican for lunch today until I read this thread. I changed my mind...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-19-2013, 12:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,270
Posted By Doug Rohrer
Winch

My hanger neighbor uses a remote controlled winch connected to the tail tie down eye to pull his Diamond DA-40 into his hangar. He steers the nosewheel with a towbar. I am having trouble...
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