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Forum: RV-9/9A 08-18-2019, 06:31 PM
Replies: 961
Views: 508,186
Posted By dbaflyer
Looking more like an airplane

Lots of things getting done since the plane was moved to the airport last March, including those dreaded spar bolts which are surprisingly easy to get in, but much harder to torque down (the bottom...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-14-2019, 05:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 372
Posted By dbaflyer
Rudder cable clevis hitting bulk head opening

I installed my rudder pedal links with the length I wanted to fit my height. What I see is the portion of the clevis that meets up with the cable is "catching" on the snap bushing in the first bulk...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-18-2019, 03:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 449
Posted By dbaflyer
As Steve said, it worked out just fine. I would...

As Steve said, it worked out just fine. I would not normally need to do this but after upgrading the software version the currently loaded database was marked corrupt
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-17-2019, 05:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 449
Posted By dbaflyer
Data load to GTN650 missing Navigation Data

I tried to update the data but the Navigation data is still old. Did I do something wrong. The other items look...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-02-2019, 08:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 928
Posted By dbaflyer
Preparing to final install the wings

I've been getting ready to install the wings on my 9A and I was checking to see how the close tolerance bolts fit through just the wing spar. There was only 1 hole out of 16 that was so tight I did...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-04-2019, 06:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,426
Posted By dbaflyer
I just did this for my RV9A. It only took one...

I just did this for my RV9A. It only took one AN960-416L washer on the right side. This was in addition to the metal washers(don't have the part number, but they are silver in color) the plans call...
Forum: RV-9/9A 03-22-2019, 06:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,163
Posted By dbaflyer
Moving to the airport

After 8.5 years of building in the garage, it's finally time to get a permanent...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-18-2019, 06:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,420
Posted By dbaflyer
The battery is from Apex and the dimension is 3...

The battery is from Apex and the dimension is 3 inches wide which is what it should be.

Apex APX12180 12 Volt 18ah Sealed Lead Acid Battery
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-18-2019, 05:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,420
Posted By dbaflyer
Battery box too narrow

Went to install my battery tonight and it would not fit. The left side started to slide in, but the right side would not go. Removed the battery box from FW and measured it. The right side is only...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-05-2019, 06:38 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,572
Posted By dbaflyer
braided grounding strap isolation

I am working to put one of these from my engine to firewall FOT stud. Does the braided strap have to be isolated from touching anything between the two mounting points? My path from engine mount...
Forum: RV-9/9A 01-24-2019, 06:52 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 98,234
Posted By dbaflyer
They are water slide, which I purchased from...

They are water slide, which I purchased from Aircraft Specialty. I ordered some dry transfer, but for some reason the PDF file I sent them would not print at 100% size and I did not have the...
Forum: RV-9/9A 01-22-2019, 07:06 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 98,234
Posted By dbaflyer
Panel finished

Been finished for awhile, but these also have the wind screen and dash complete. Running around 7.5 - 8.0...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-16-2018, 06:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 571
Posted By dbaflyer
G3X Display mount interference with F-7101B-R

I should have noticed this long ago, but now I am getting ready to final rivet the forward fuselage skin and I found this. This is the right side of the panel on the top outer corner of the G3X...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-12-2018, 07:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,088
Posted By dbaflyer
Wiring J243 on GEA 24

Does the single tach wire supplied by the efii ignition go into pin 8 and pins 7 & 9 are not used?
Forum: Engine Monitors 04-17-2018, 05:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,153
Posted By dbaflyer
After applying more force I was able to insert my...

After applying more force I was able to insert my tool completely through from the...
Forum: Engine Monitors 04-17-2018, 04:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,153
Posted By dbaflyer
I am trying from the front like this picture...

I am trying from the front like this picture shows. Not having much luck this way or from the...
Forum: Engine Monitors 04-16-2018, 05:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,153
Posted By dbaflyer
Is it possible to disassemble my existing...

Is it possible to disassemble my existing connectors? I tried by putting a slim piece of metal into the back to collapse the latch and pulling the wire forward through the front, but can't seem to...
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-28-2018, 03:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,002
Posted By dbaflyer
I am also running into not being able to use the...

I am also running into not being able to use the Dynon roll servo install kit with the G3X auto pilot. The roll support bracket (part 115-01854-06) needed for the G3x as supplied in the Dynon kit...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-09-2017, 04:00 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 640
Posted By dbaflyer
Mounting Primer T Fitting

Are there any issues to mounting the T fitting directly to the engine mount like this?

I would make the connection to the two side ports first and then cushion clamp that to the engine mount. The...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-18-2017, 05:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,296
Posted By dbaflyer
I was also wondering whether there is any...

I was also wondering whether there is any reasoning to which cylinders you use. It would certainly be easier to do #1 and #3 for example as there would be no need to route over to the other side and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-17-2017, 06:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,296
Posted By dbaflyer
Fuel Primer Installation for O-320

I have the kit from Vans, but am considering soldering the discharge end at the port or going completely SS. I know how much the SS route is going to cost and would like to first consider the solder...
Forum: RV-10 07-10-2017, 09:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,348
Posted By dbaflyer
Thinking about this for my own system. If you...

Thinking about this for my own system. If you attach alt 1 and alt 2 B-Lead to the same shunt how do you setup the G3X monitoring to tell you Alt 1 has failed? I like the simplicity of only one...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-03-2016, 07:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,205
Posted By dbaflyer
So how do you ensure that when fitting the...

So how do you ensure that when fitting the spinner that it doesn't wobble without spinning the propellor?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-05-2016, 07:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,510
Posted By dbaflyer
Filter Air Box for O-320 vertical induction

Really struggling on the sequence of steps to get to the finish line here. The first thing the instructions talk about is trimming the filter to fit over the accelerator pump. Finally figured out...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 09-08-2016, 11:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,235
Posted By dbaflyer
Charlie that does help, but photos would help. ...

Charlie that does help, but photos would help.

Mike, you must have a completely different engine/baffle setup as my (o-320 RV9A) center forward baffle is 2 or more inches further forward of where...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 09-08-2016, 09:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,235
Posted By dbaflyer
Passing crank sensor wire through baffles

I don't like this as it's not maintenance friendly if this needs replacing. What have others done to pass the wiring back through the baffles? I did not want to bend the wire to the left side of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-13-2016, 06:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,067
Posted By dbaflyer
My issue ended up being the size of the crush...

My issue ended up being the size of the crush plate. I initially received a 3/8 with my propellor, but it really needed to be 5/8.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-10-2016, 06:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,339
Posted By dbaflyer
I ordered a link from B&C. They have two but...

I ordered a link from B&C. They have two but only one had 1.5 inch distance between holes. It doesn't work on the front side because the thicker part of the link is made with the larger hole and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-03-2016, 03:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,067
Posted By dbaflyer
Moving the crush plate forward is going to move...

Moving the crush plate forward is going to move the bulkhead further aft causing it to be worse. I also received instructions from Catto to put the crush plate against the prop. Many people have...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-03-2016, 11:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,067
Posted By dbaflyer
Fitting Front Spinner Bulkhead

I have an RV9, O-320, Fixed Pitch Catto 3 Blade. It has the 2.25 inch spacer and 5/8 inch crush plate. I mounted the crush plate against the propellor and the forward bulkhead forward of that. I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-18-2016, 02:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,339
Posted By dbaflyer
Plane Power Alternator v-1002 bracket

Installing my alternator (Plane Power) and starter (B&C Specialty) and the V-1002 bracket is too long to work. Am I doing something wrong or is there another bracket that ties the starter and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-20-2016, 06:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,695
Posted By dbaflyer
I am just building mine right now, but plan to...

I am just building mine right now, but plan to add what the plans say (3 and 1/8 inches) to the 2-bladed prop slot length.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-25-2016, 12:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,771
Posted By dbaflyer
same as Jeff in post #3 except vans sent me a new...

same as Jeff in post #3 except vans sent me a new skin minus the forward holes drilled. I match drilled them from inside the fuselage. Might be a bit harder now that you have all the subpanel items...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-29-2016, 10:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,100
Posted By dbaflyer
I started out with manual trim cable. Pain to...

I started out with manual trim cable. Pain to get it pulled through and a pain to have it lying in the way when you are doing anything in the forward center tunnel (wiring or plumbing).

I changed...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-29-2015, 01:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,339
Posted By dbaflyer
ok, sounds like there is not a known length. Is...

ok, sounds like there is not a known length. Is there any truth to some posts suggesting we should set it up to allow more nose up trim than nose down? Maybe center the servo and have the tab...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-29-2015, 10:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,339
Posted By dbaflyer
Electric trim threaded rod length

I changed to electric trim late in the game and ordered most of the parts from RayAllen. It came with a seven inch thread rod to connect the servo motor to the trim tab. Does anyone have a known...
Forum: RV-10 12-08-2015, 03:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,556
Posted By dbaflyer
I already have the tools for crimping pins and a...

I already have the tools for crimping pins and a bit of spare 3 conductor shielded wire so I opted to buy them from Mouser. They are $29.62 each. I opted for these which allows for a strain relief...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-11-2015, 11:26 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,944
Posted By dbaflyer
Wiring harnesses from Stein

I also had Stein build all the harnesses, but did not choose to do a complete panel build. They delivered it 4 months ago and I am almost ready to power it up for the first time. My main harness...
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-03-2015, 06:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,329
Posted By dbaflyer
same thing on my Quick Build

Vans reply was:

This is a known problem with the QB fuse, what you will have to do is use a pulled rivet in this location (MK-319-BS). You may not be able to push this rivet in all the way and pull...
Forum: RV-9/9A 10-16-2015, 10:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,906
Posted By dbaflyer
10 rivets on bottom firewall flange

I put in 10 rivets on the bottom firewall flange. I left the center hole open for the U720 attach. Then 5 rivets on either side. These would be hard to buck with the engine mount on the firewall.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-26-2015, 11:54 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 581
Posted By dbaflyer
GSA28 Roll servo with Dynon mount

The Dynon mount comes with a 3 inch threaded aluminum rod. The Garmin servo requires a 3.5 inch. I am looking on Aircraft Spruce for replacement Hardware, but do not see any aluminum equivalent. I...
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-27-2015, 06:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,017
Posted By dbaflyer
I wouldn't drill out the F711. You might cause...

I wouldn't drill out the F711. You might cause more damage needing more fixing. This is a "known" issue with the QB fuselage. After going around with Van's I ended up buying some special length...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-10-2015, 08:17 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,747
Posted By dbaflyer
Request panel layout review

I'm getting ready to move forward getting my panel built and would like to get some feedback on what I have. I am a VFR pilot who would like to pursue an IFR rating once my plane is complete. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-31-2015, 08:21 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,683
Posted By dbaflyer
I received an email today that my fairings are...

I received an email today that my fairings are complete and should be shipped today. So I will stick with this path.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-30-2015, 03:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,683
Posted By dbaflyer
I was able to speak with someone on the phone who...

I was able to speak with someone on the phone who said they are still producing and shipping. Problem is not knowing whether they are coming next week or next fall. I am debating to dispute the CC...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-30-2015, 02:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,683
Posted By dbaflyer
Wish I had seen this post before ordering mine. ...

Wish I had seen this post before ordering mine. Ordered on 3/16/15 with no shipment and no contact response.
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-07-2015, 08:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,140
Posted By dbaflyer
Electrical system design z-12 & TAA

I wanted to present my proposed electrical system to get some feedback and ask a few questions. I do not have my own schematic, but the design is Z-12 which is a dual alternator - single battery...
Forum: RV-9/9A 01-28-2015, 11:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,174
Posted By dbaflyer
I scratch built my wings, but ordered a quick...

I scratch built my wings, but ordered a quick build fuselage. Had to send my center section kit back to Vans. Not due to match drill, but they just wanted it back since they used one in my Quick...
Forum: RV-9/9A 01-22-2015, 02:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,991
Posted By dbaflyer
I used this, but not to the tee. But it helped a...

I used this, but not to the tee. But it helped a lot to think through the order.

http://www.vx-aviation.com/rv-9a/Tips.html

Look for this section

Single-handed riveting of RV-9A bottom wing skins...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-09-2015, 09:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,515
Posted By dbaflyer
The advantages of the QP are the reason I'm...

The advantages of the QP are the reason I'm considering one. However the panel is not the only system in an aircraft and they all must work together.

I"m just looking for someone who has used the...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-08-2015, 11:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,515
Posted By dbaflyer
Z-12 Diagram and AFS Control Module

I am finalizing my panel and engine choices for my RV9A slider. Consider dual Efii ignition and a quick panel from AFS that uses their Control Module for a lot of the wiring and circuit breakers. I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-19-2014, 11:01 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 755
Posted By dbaflyer
AN526C-832-R8 Slider hardware fuselage kit

I am trying to figure out what these 25 screws are used for. I almost have my slider complete and I don't like finding extra hardware without a home.

It came in bag #1980-1 with a quick build RV9A...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-07-2014, 06:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 891
Posted By dbaflyer
it is a slider. I have taken apart and...

it is a slider. I have taken apart and reassembled the canopy so many times already, it didn't even occur that removing it later was part of the norm. There are so many things you just want to have...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-06-2014, 12:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 891
Posted By dbaflyer
Rear Fuselage covered by the Canopy Skirt

The area of the fuselage at the baggage bulk-head and covered by the rear canopy skirt. Do most people paint this before the final install of the canopy? Once the canopy is complete and rear skirt...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-05-2014, 05:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,294
Posted By dbaflyer
Trimming small portions of plexiglass

When I made the big cut I gave myself plenty of extra off the front bow. Anywhere from 1/4 inch down to almost nothing to be trimmed. So yeah it is not exactly straight from the left to right side ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-15-2014, 07:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 922
Posted By dbaflyer
The widest spot is 7/32nds. Van's said to either...

The widest spot is 7/32nds. Van's said to either leave it as is or put spacer blocks in-between. I would leave it but wonder if the open area gives the plexi too much expansion in the that area...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-15-2014, 06:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 922
Posted By dbaflyer
Trimming canopy

I have the canopy drilled to the frame and need to final trim the rear and sides. Is it acceptable to do this while it is clecod to the frame or does that put stress on the canopy as you cut it?

If...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-04-2014, 04:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,894
Posted By dbaflyer
The response from Van's tech support was to...

The response from Van's tech support was to either shim it with plastic or aluminum or just leave it (meaning do no put rivets along that section).
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-04-2014, 06:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,894
Posted By dbaflyer
I plan to use the Van's book method, so rivets.

I plan to use the Van's book method, so rivets.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-03-2014, 04:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,894
Posted By dbaflyer
Made the cut

Got the bubble cut into two pieces.

http://i1284.photobucket.com/albums/a579/rv9a/CanopyBigCutDone1_zpsf2ee25c2.jpg

Fits everywhere but the aft section of the top spine. Largest gap is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-29-2014, 01:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,894
Posted By dbaflyer
I might get to the cut this weekend too. It is...

I might get to the cut this weekend too. It is good to know that leaving some extra material hanging over the front bow does not affect the wind screen position and placement. Since you are taking...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-27-2014, 07:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,894
Posted By dbaflyer
Fitting canopy frame to the plexi-bubble

The fit is relatively good until I clamp the frame to the bubble. There is a substantial gap between the forward bow and the bubble after clamping. There is a gap on the right side by the tape...
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