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Forum: RV General Discussion/News Today, 04:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 303
Posted By rockwoodrv9
If you have a pickup truck, it goes pretty easy....

If you have a pickup truck, it goes pretty easy. Those low 4 wheel dollys from HF help move it around or even a piece of 3" PVC can make it roll pretty easy.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-21-2020, 11:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 838
Posted By rockwoodrv9
I did it on my 9 to 9A and it wasnt difficult at...

I did it on my 9 to 9A and it wasnt difficult at all. It took some time and some money but most was offset by selling the removed parts. I did not remove the tail weldment. I may someday, but I didnt...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-17-2020, 12:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,221
Posted By rockwoodrv9
I am all for doing everything you can with the...

I am all for doing everything you can with the plane on a rolling platform because it is much easier to work on the cockpit from above than climbing up on the wing or a stand to work.

I thought I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-14-2020, 12:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 367
Posted By rockwoodrv9
They for sure are not on the 9. When I changed...

They for sure are not on the 9. When I changed from 9 to 9A, it took different legs.
Forum: RV-14 01-06-2020, 08:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,350
Posted By rockwoodrv9
Jeremy, see if you can get one of the Colorado...

Jeremy, see if you can get one of the Colorado gang to come over and look at the gap and see what they think.

Good luck on your build.
Forum: RV-14 01-01-2020, 08:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,526
Posted By rockwoodrv9
That is about as cool as it gets.

That is about as cool as it gets.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-30-2019, 08:27 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,537
Posted By rockwoodrv9
I fly commercial about 30-40 legs a year. I am...

I fly commercial about 30-40 legs a year. I am reasonably satisfied with the service - but Im willing to pay to fly in the good seats and poor meals. The TSC crapola isnt as bad with pre-check and a...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 12-24-2019, 03:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,846
Posted By rockwoodrv9
I really enjoy reading about the ways people come...

I really enjoy reading about the ways people come up with to shave small amounts of weight off their planes. I am sure if I built a second time, I would look for more ways I could have saves a pound...
Forum: Interiors 12-24-2019, 01:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,402
Posted By rockwoodrv9
When I had my seats done, the first think I...

When I had my seats done, the first think I considered was that I would be stepping on them every time I got in and out of the plane. I took the samples and stepped on them with wet shoes, then wiped...
Forum: Fiberglass 12-17-2019, 09:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,182
Posted By rockwoodrv9
When I built the front part of my plenum intake...

When I built the front part of my plenum intake to fit the rings on the cowl, I used a stack of 2" pink foam from HD glued together and shaped with a saw, rasp, then sandpaper. I think it is easier...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-17-2019, 12:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,180
Posted By rockwoodrv9
That is what I did. It is unlikely, but make sure...

That is what I did. It is unlikely, but make sure the fuselage does not twist.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-07-2019, 07:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,607
Posted By rockwoodrv9
Thanks Gary. I sent you an email.

Thanks Gary. I sent you an email.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-07-2019, 08:52 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,607
Posted By rockwoodrv9
Thanks Ernie

Thanks Ernie. Good information.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-07-2019, 08:33 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,607
Posted By rockwoodrv9
Carl, I just found that webinar on EAA too....

Carl, I just found that webinar on EAA too. Thanks. Im going to watch it and see how it works. The info sounds like it will be good. Here is the link - same as you posted....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-06-2019, 07:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,607
Posted By rockwoodrv9
Thanks for the info Vern. Not what I wanted to...

Thanks for the info Vern. Not what I wanted to hear, but needed to know!

What it does is make a person have 2 builders logs. A very simple one just good enough to get passed and one that the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-06-2019, 02:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,651
Posted By rockwoodrv9
Most restrictions and requirements can be...

Most restrictions and requirements can be modified with an offer. In development we do this all the time. Treat the deal like you are developing the site and to get the best use, you need some help...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-06-2019, 01:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,607
Posted By rockwoodrv9
FAA Certification question

I was ready to have my DAR inspection about 18 months ago, but I had to move out of state for work. I just checked with my DAR and he said forms are uploaded directly to FAA now. He said I have to...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-28-2019, 12:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,794
Posted By rockwoodrv9
I have been using hotel type card keys for years...

I have been using hotel type card keys for years to spread epoxy, bondo, and pro seal. They work great.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-24-2019, 08:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,660
Posted By rockwoodrv9
This is what I use in Michigan to get the ice off...

This is what I use in Michigan to get the ice off my truck windshield. It works great for frost and pretty good on thick ice. I dont know if it will mess with the canopy so buyer beware. It will work...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 11-24-2019, 01:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 8,120
Posted By rockwoodrv9
Southern Utah is one our families favorite...

Southern Utah is one our families favorite places. From Grand Junction through Moab where Canyonlands is will become a place you will visit again. Zions Park and Escalante are amazing. They are like...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-22-2019, 01:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,314
Posted By rockwoodrv9
I did a limited search and could not find a time...

I did a limited search and could not find a time where a home built paint booth exploded. There are some really weird accidents on the osha paint boot accident web site, but no explosions. Most of us...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-18-2019, 03:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 827
Posted By rockwoodrv9
It could be done, but wow, what a job. I would...

It could be done, but wow, what a job. I would rather build a booth around the wings than take them off. I remember gluing bolts to popsicle sticks to get them installed. The wiring and pitot...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-18-2019, 11:39 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,575
Posted By rockwoodrv9
It it got that damaged by banging back and...

It it got that damaged by banging back and flexing both ways, holy ****. It could be more than just the rudder that needs to be looked at.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-18-2019, 08:44 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,575
Posted By rockwoodrv9
Im having a hard time figuring out how the rudder...

Im having a hard time figuring out how the rudder got damaged along the trailing edge. I didnt think it was possible to contact the elevator at that point.

What else did it hit?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-14-2019, 08:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,006
Posted By rockwoodrv9
Bob is as good of an ambassador for flying I...

Bob is as good of an ambassador for flying I know. He has done so much to help kids get into aviation with the build programs he has started.

Best of luck Bob, hope you are back in the air soon!!
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-12-2019, 08:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 689
Posted By rockwoodrv9
If you think she is nice on the phone, visit the...

If you think she is nice on the phone, visit the shop. You will be in for a real treat! Everyone there considers good customer service their goal. At least that is my experience.
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 11-01-2019, 09:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,597
Posted By rockwoodrv9
Oh no. I never met David, but feel a loss from...

Oh no. I never met David, but feel a loss from our community. He was friendly and helpful in several email exchanges we had. Prayers to
his family.
Forum: Autopilots 10-31-2019, 10:18 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,508
Posted By rockwoodrv9
This is interesting and I will install it when...

This is interesting and I will install it when available. I could see it being useful in some situations and it is amazing that this is even possible for small planes.

I see high time, experienced...
Forum: Safety 10-22-2019, 09:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,685
Posted By rockwoodrv9
My surprise was that at 45 mph at the last...

My surprise was that at 45 mph at the last measurement and so little damage the guy didn't make it. His seat harness worked but his head went forward. I thought at that speed the chances were better....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-07-2019, 07:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,543
Posted By rockwoodrv9
HF motorcycle lift

To lift my plane, I use a motorcycle lift from HF. I think it was about $100 or so and it lifts the entire plane off the ground. I use a box made of plywood and some pink Styrofoam to help make the...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-08-2019, 08:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,768
Posted By rockwoodrv9
I can't tell for sure what to look at. Is it the...

I can't tell for sure what to look at. Is it the place under the black tape? It looks like it is just the skin without the ribs so I dont see how flexing could be an issue.
Forum: Painting your RV 09-07-2019, 12:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 618
Posted By rockwoodrv9
I used the Accuspray gun on my painting. If you...

I used the Accuspray gun on my painting. If you use too small of a tip, it is easy for the paint to dry before it has a chance to lay out - if it is warm. I found I was a better painter with a larger...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-30-2019, 12:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,215
Posted By rockwoodrv9
Can you find a hangar or fbo that will let you...

Can you find a hangar or fbo that will let you plug in an extension cord? If not get a spare car battery and keep it charged so you can jumper it. You can use your car and jumpers, but not good news...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-29-2019, 08:44 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,120
Posted By rockwoodrv9
Brian, this is the best news I have heard in some...

Brian, this is the best news I have heard in some time. I am so happy for you and your family that you have been able to get your plane back and back on course after the hickup you guys had. Great...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 08-22-2019, 07:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,890
Posted By rockwoodrv9
Nice write up Joe. Sounds like a great trip....

Nice write up Joe. Sounds like a great trip. Hopefully I will be able to get my plane done so I can have fun adventures! I miss the Cameron Park - Grass Valley area.
Forum: RV-10 08-19-2019, 08:47 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,568
Posted By rockwoodrv9
Wow, that is really cool. Nice looking plane all...

Wow, that is really cool. Nice looking plane all around. The control handle coming from the panel has to be more comfortable than the standard stick. Very nice. The turbo would be nice at the higher...
Forum: RV-6/6A 08-15-2019, 09:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,843
Posted By rockwoodrv9
Why is it assumed the poster wants an A model...

Why is it assumed the poster wants an A model because he can't fly a TD? Some of us just like the look and vision while on the ground better, insurance rates, and it has nothing to do with skill...
Forum: RV-6/6A 08-15-2019, 08:00 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,843
Posted By rockwoodrv9
Easy change

Jack, it is not difficult at any stage and really not a big deal where you are in your build. Build the plane you want - nobody else's opinion is relevant.

If you want to make the change, now is...
Forum: California 08-06-2019, 02:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 810
Posted By rockwoodrv9
Many times the code is the field radio number....

Many times the code is the field radio number. Give that a try.
Forum: Safety 08-01-2019, 01:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,057
Posted By rockwoodrv9
Looking at the pictures, maybe someone should ask...

Looking at the pictures, maybe someone should ask the farmer to till the rows as they are on the sides of the runway in case someone lands short they dont have to go over the rows.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-01-2019, 09:01 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 10,511
Posted By rockwoodrv9
Both of those videos are crazy. I can't believe...

Both of those videos are crazy. I can't believe the first one the plane didnt drag a wing or just plow into the ground. How would you like to be the next guy to rent that trainer!

Scott - I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-01-2019, 08:33 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 10,511
Posted By rockwoodrv9
Kyle, check this out....

Kyle, check this out.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qa12veWQEgU&index=2&list=PLKkHlxLaos3W7voGdGc_mpmubIneBskiB

This is the nose wheel I probably need!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-30-2019, 04:33 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 10,511
Posted By rockwoodrv9
The answer to if the new gear is worth it or not...

The answer to if the new gear is worth it or not was answered to me in the photo of the 14 A that just caught on fire and the pilot had to land in a field - quick. The photo of the plane with the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-29-2019, 09:59 AM
Replies: 1,219
Views: 292,482
Posted By rockwoodrv9
I was thinking of a elevator cover with a type of...

I was thinking of a elevator cover with a type of fin on the edge that hits the rudder. It may screw with aerodynamics so that may be a non starter. Even a cover that makes the edge not as sharp...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-28-2019, 07:57 PM
Replies: 1,219
Views: 292,482
Posted By rockwoodrv9
Steve, Scotts damage and you last post made me...

Steve, Scotts damage and you last post made me wonder if you could make a round, flat "patch" that a person could epoxy on that would get a person home.

Maybe even a design of some harder plastic,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-26-2019, 02:57 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 12,541
Posted By rockwoodrv9
I hate being in the pattern with even one more...

I hate being in the pattern with even one more plane, I can't imaging flying into AV. Listening and trying to watch on live feeds, looks like there were other pilots who probably shouldn't have been...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-24-2019, 07:48 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 8,243
Posted By rockwoodrv9
N60UP

If you get a chance this evening or tomorrow morning, find Chuck's extended and widened 6. It has a 540 up front and the coolest motorized tip up canopy you will ever see. It will be worth it to see....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-09-2019, 08:23 AM
Replies: 1,219
Views: 292,482
Posted By rockwoodrv9
Steve, with all your speed mods you will be so...

Steve, with all your speed mods you will be so fast you are probably already there!

If you get to the Lansing - Mason area, stop by and say hello.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-08-2019, 06:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,337
Posted By rockwoodrv9
I used the 1/4 turn fasteners. I would use screws...

I used the 1/4 turn fasteners. I would use screws if I built again for all the reasons you mentioned.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-30-2019, 12:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,285
Posted By rockwoodrv9
David, thats great. Congratulations on getting it...

David, thats great. Congratulations on getting it done.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-26-2019, 11:05 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 15,555
Posted By rockwoodrv9
Scott, Thanks. I have my 9A at the certification...

Scott,
Thanks. I have my 9A at the certification stage and I am thrilled you guys have upgraded the nose wheel. I will probably get mine papered, flown, and then make the change since I am so close....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-20-2019, 08:13 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,771
Posted By rockwoodrv9
Ken, If something comes up and you need a hand,...

Ken,
If something comes up and you need a hand, let me know. I am in Okemos, so not that far away and I will come up. I remember when you got your kit several years ago!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-19-2019, 05:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,144
Posted By rockwoodrv9
good news Steve. I have been working for almost...

good news Steve. I have been working for almost as long and still have dreams of finishing!! Have fun and lets see some pictures!
Forum: Trip Write-ups 06-18-2019, 10:26 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 51,681
Posted By rockwoodrv9
If ou have time to Stop by and see Miles, I would...

If ou have time to Stop by and see Miles, I would love to come over to meet you and say hi to Miles again! Keep us informed.
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-29-2019, 08:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,319
Posted By rockwoodrv9
Steven, that was a fun day for me on my first...

Steven, that was a fun day for me on my first start - Im sure it was for you too!
Forum: Northeast 05-27-2019, 06:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 458
Posted By rockwoodrv9
Congratulations Paul! Being a grandpa is as fun...

Congratulations Paul! Being a grandpa is as fun as it gets!
Forum: Safety 05-09-2019, 12:04 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 7,337
Posted By rockwoodrv9
I would look at the 10. It has to be easier to...

I would look at the 10. It has to be easier to get the doors open than the canopy. Ride in both. I have heard the 10 is similar to the Cirrus, but still has the fun of flying left in.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-25-2019, 02:02 PM
Replies: 758
Views: 494,591
Posted By rockwoodrv9
It is great to see the CT 3 again! What a cool...

It is great to see the CT 3 again! What a cool plane. I used to see it almost daily when I went to my good friend's hangar. It looks good next to it's big brother too!
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-24-2019, 08:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,606
Posted By rockwoodrv9
David, one item that you will use no matter what...

David, one item that you will use no matter what type of epoxy or filler you are using is spreading cards. I used to buy the yellow spreaders from HF and they work ok. I didn't have a clean one once...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-09-2019, 05:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,862
Posted By rockwoodrv9
The only time I actually used them was on the...

The only time I actually used them was on the grounding shield for my strobe lights. I did purchase them from Stein. I wasn't suggesting these were top quality - only that the video I thought was...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-09-2019, 01:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,862
Posted By rockwoodrv9
Solder connections

Im not posting this to get into the solder - crimp war, but mostly for the video showing how the solder splicing connectors are made. I have tried several on grounding connections with little...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-08-2019, 07:17 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,932
Posted By rockwoodrv9
Too many people today do not realize that when...

Too many people today do not realize that when they close their eyes, we are all still here.
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