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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-30-2018, 10:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,703
Posted By nedricher
Also you might want to fit the exhaust to check...

Also you might want to fit the exhaust to check routing and clearance of the carb line relative to it.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-30-2018, 10:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,703
Posted By nedricher
The carb and pump don't really move relative to...

The carb and pump don't really move relative to each other so that line doesn't need as much slack. The movement is in the gascolator to pump line. That one looks a little short. I would recommend...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-21-2018, 06:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,924
Posted By nedricher
My first guess is the autopilot roll servo. Mine...

My first guess is the autopilot roll servo. Mine is an RV9a but I noticed the different feel/noise after autopilot install. It's hardly noticeable in a quiet hangar and is the normal drag of the...
Forum: RV-9/9A 07-18-2018, 11:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,277
Posted By nedricher
Can't find my pictures right now but I know I...

Can't find my pictures right now but I know I used a metal 2 inch 90 degree fitting on the firewall cabin heat box.
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-22-2018, 08:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 559
Posted By nedricher
high fuel pressure

I am running an O-320. The type certificate data sheet specs the fuel pressure at .5 psi to 8 psi. It has always been in that range. Last flight it went up to 10.5 psi. Any ideas what would cause...
Forum: RV-9/9A 01-05-2018, 01:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,672
Posted By nedricher
repair crack in canopy

Plane sat outside (cannopy cover on) for a week in Colodado. When I went to leave, discoverd a 5 inch crack in canpoy:mad:. Plane has 100 hrs on it. I stop driiled, taped it, and flew home. Has...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-30-2017, 09:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,932
Posted By nedricher
Toward the end of your post you say you got no...

Toward the end of your post you say you got no drop in rpm with a mag check, then later on a normal check? I would disconect the p leads and run it. That would eliminate the switch and associated...
Forum: West (and Southwest) 11-28-2017, 10:16 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,724
Posted By nedricher
I'm interested! Rv9 (slow build kit) in...

I'm interested!
Rv9 (slow build kit) in Glendale
Airworthy and flying but not yet done (as if they ever are)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-01-2017, 06:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,307
Posted By nedricher
I have bleed a lot of brakes on airplanes,...

I have bleed a lot of brakes on airplanes, motorhomes, trucks, cars, bikes, etc. Myself and every mechanic I know confirms completion by feel (when the brake pedal(s)/lever(s) are hard- you are...
Forum: RV-9/9A 04-26-2017, 11:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,780
Posted By nedricher
Thanks Kyle, It's been there for 3 years now. ...

Thanks Kyle, It's been there for 3 years now. I'll keep an eye on it. Will be easy to put tubing over it if need be.
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-26-2017, 11:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,221
Posted By nedricher
Seems to me I shimmed the canopy open 1/16 inch...

Seems to me I shimmed the canopy open 1/16 inch on the forward botom stops when drilling the aluminum canopy skirts. They fit very nice (tight) when closed. Canopy was not latched when they were...
Forum: RV-9/9A 04-26-2017, 11:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,780
Posted By nedricher
picture of what I described above

http://i64.tinypic.com/2vj51zc.jpg
Forum: RV-9/9A 04-26-2017, 10:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,780
Posted By nedricher
I cleaned my cables well with solvent and faired...

I cleaned my cables well with solvent and faired the cable where they meet the rod ends wth JB Weld around the rudder cables. It is easily formed with water coated finger tips. Has worked well with...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-06-2017, 12:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,673
Posted By nedricher
Did I miss somthing. The SB calls for replacing...

Did I miss somthing. The SB calls for replacing the bolt if the stop bracket was installed backwards, was this SB complied with before the failure or after it broke? If it was complied with, was...
Forum: Reviews 03-02-2017, 06:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,180
Posted By nedricher
Nose Wheel Bearing Mod | Anti Splat Aero LLC

I just installed my nosewheel after the bearing mod--- What a difference--The nose before would really drag and shimy when taxiing and espeacially on landing roll out with two people in my RV9a. ...
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-28-2017, 02:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,978
Posted By nedricher
Plug all the holes but one and gently add some...

Plug all the holes but one and gently add some fluid pressure. Preferably a liquid--- compressed air might make parts fly like projectiles if someone isn't hanging on to them.
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-12-2017, 03:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,408
Posted By nedricher
Dimple! To countersink for those screws you...

Dimple! To countersink for those screws you would need vey thick material. The .032 miminum is for -3 rivets I believe!
Forum: RV-9/9A 09-05-2016, 10:02 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,142
Posted By nedricher
A picture might help understand your issue. ...

A picture might help understand your issue.

Some ideas that come to mind:
1.debur it and it a let it go.
2.drill it through and put a screw or rivet in it.
3. do some artwork and make it look...
Forum: RV-9/9A 06-17-2016, 12:18 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,097
Posted By nedricher
I have to call the insurance broker in the...

I have to call the insurance broker in the morning. Their quote specified very clearly same make and model for the dual instruction. Non of the listed transition training pilots on Van's website...
Forum: RV-9/9A 06-16-2016, 10:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,097
Posted By nedricher
flight instruction RV-9A for insurance

I'm about ready for airworthiness inspection on my RV9A so have been getting quotes for insurance. I am a high time professional pilot and am current in small airplanes. I was pleased with the...
Forum: RV-9/9A 05-12-2016, 10:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,291
Posted By nedricher
Thanks for the quick replies. I thought that was...

Thanks for the quick replies. I thought that was a solid mount . Didn't realize that it could have miniscule rotational movement!
Forum: RV-9/9A 05-12-2016, 10:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,291
Posted By nedricher
Wing rear spar bolt

Does anyone know why the plans (page38) call for a castel nut and cotter pin to attach the rear spare to the fuesalage. Seems to me a locknut like the main spar attach bolts would be easier,...
Forum: RV-9/9A 04-03-2016, 10:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,179
Posted By nedricher
My engine was a low time factory reman from a...

My engine was a low time factory reman from a certified plane. It came with the primer system plumbed to each cylinder. There is a second port in the top of each cylinder so manifold pressure can...
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-23-2016, 11:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,425
Posted By nedricher
Sensenich ground adjustable

The Sensenich ground adjustable composite prop requires the use of thier carbon fiber spinner. It adds to the cost of using that prop but it comes ready to bolt on right out the box.
Forum: RV-9/9A 07-26-2015, 11:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,700
Posted By nedricher
My tips were both low as well. I did force them...

My tips were both low as well. I did force them up prior to drilling--no help--they just sprung back down after clamp was removed after drilling. There was simply no (play) to allow them to move...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-27-2015, 09:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,051
Posted By nedricher
squeezing -4 rivets

Sometimes when squeezing -4 AD rivets with the pneumatic squeezer, I have to adjust the squeezer to squeeze them part way, then readjust to complete the squeeze in the second go around. Otherwise...
Forum: RV-9/9A 03-20-2015, 12:48 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,820
Posted By nedricher
I almost rear ended an rv7 with my Piper Cherokee...

I almost rear ended an rv7 with my Piper Cherokee on a taxiway one night. I did not see him one dark night until dangerously close! He was taxiing slow and did not have his white strobes on, no...
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-23-2015, 09:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,979
Posted By nedricher
Thanks Dan for taking the time for analysis of...

Thanks Dan for taking the time for analysis of the forward baffle area. Some well thought out comments and ideas for improvement! Ned
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-23-2015, 12:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,979
Posted By nedricher
Thanks, Thats what I thought. The way its drawn...

Thanks, Thats what I thought. The way its drawn on the baffling plans would work fine if you remove the prop and spinner backplate every time the bottom cowl comes off, not really practical! Simply...
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-22-2015, 03:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,979
Posted By nedricher
baffling question

I'm being baffleld by the baffles! Not really, but I have a question for those of you who have finished and have the prop and spinner mounted. According to the directions, the clearance between the...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-10-2015, 05:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,862
Posted By nedricher
picture

I used an elbow and a solid brass nipple from the gascolator to the solenoid along with an adel clamp on the firewall!
http://i60.tinypic.com/ibktqs.jpg
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-10-2015, 04:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,862
Posted By nedricher
Primer injection

My engine came equipped with a primer nozel in each cylinder so I have the primer system calibrated to deliver 2 gph/cylinder (8 gph total) at 5psi in my o320. Should my carb ever fail for whatever...
Forum: RV-9/9A 11-29-2014, 09:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,769
Posted By nedricher
Fertile ring

Thanks for the tip. I never heard of a ferite ring before, but I googled it and it appears inexpensive and cheap. It looks like I would wind wire(s) through the ring. Would it be ok to run all...
Forum: RV-9/9A 11-21-2014, 02:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,769
Posted By nedricher
Transponder interferes with fuel flow

Still building-- haven't flown yet. I've got a red cube fuel flow sender supporting a GRT engine monitor. A Trigg tt22 transponder mounted remotely behind the panel. The antenna for the...
Forum: RV-9/9A 11-08-2014, 09:29 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,911
Posted By nedricher
Primer wars

I wonder how many people without primers fly where it's cold? Sometimes preheat not available. Lycoming says preheat nessesary below 10 degrees Fahrenheit. My experience with Pipers is that a really...
Forum: RV-9/9A 07-02-2014, 10:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,349
Posted By nedricher
Structural integrity

Thanks for all the suggestions. I was concerned about affecting the structural integrity of the glares hole with my 3 inch holes and was looking for something substantial to add back some strength...
Forum: RV-9/9A 07-02-2014, 07:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,349
Posted By nedricher
Glare shield panel fan cover

I plan on installing a couple of computer fans under the glare shield for defrost and behind panel ventilation. I thought about a patern of small holes in the glare shied on top of the fan for the...
Forum: RV-9/9A 06-06-2014, 11:04 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,137
Posted By nedricher
Kick kr6

I'm using a kick kr6 pwm dimmer that I got from ebay (15.95 pluss shipping). It works good in my panel tests, but I'm still building and not flying it so no idea of rf effects other operational...
Forum: RV-9/9A 04-02-2014, 10:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,880
Posted By nedricher
Mine is the same way. You are in good company!

I noticed the mistake with the rib orientation after they were installed and called Vans to see if it was ok. Turns out structurally it is fine. I used some angles to adapt the croch stap brackets.
Forum: RV-9/9A 11-22-2013, 10:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,309
Posted By nedricher
www.upnorthaviation.com I highly recommend Bill...

www.upnorthaviation.com
I highly recommend Bill at UpNorth Aviation to cut an aluminum panel. Very easy and patient to work with. If you really want a blank (uncut) aluminum panel, get it from...
Forum: RV-9/9A 11-08-2013, 10:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 965
Posted By nedricher
Thanks for the input. Guess I'll keep on...

Thanks for the input. Guess I'll keep on building and leave it the way it is!
Forum: RV-9/9A 11-08-2013, 10:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 965
Posted By nedricher
PTT circuit

I have a Ray Allen stick grip wired as per their manual that uses a common wire from the ground bus to the stick grip for PTT, Trim, and in my case, Trutrack CWS . I left a single PTT lead hanging...
Forum: RV-12 07-21-2013, 08:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,042
Posted By nedricher
Polyurethane window caulk is really tough when...

Polyurethane window caulk is really tough when cured. more so than rtv and it is paintable!
Forum: Reviews 06-02-2013, 09:00 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 687
Posted By nedricher
Thumbs up Pirep on panel from Upnorth Aviation

I received my custom panel last week from www.upnorthaviation.com. It looks fantastic. I chose a sectional panel that has a frame and removable overlay sections. It was unique and challenging...
Forum: RV-9/9A 05-25-2013, 08:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,341
Posted By nedricher
Thanks 82rb you are right. I was thinking the...

Thanks 82rb you are right. I was thinking the normal range was 5 psi. But it is in fact 5 inches hg (closer to 2.5 psi) I plan to go with a differential sender from mouser closer to the range I...
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-16-2013, 09:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,344
Posted By nedricher
I'm putting removable headrests in my 9a. They...

I'm putting removable headrests in my 9a. They will add weight but I think they will look and feel great. It will require a mod to the vans seatback. It's not done yet so details on how it really...
Forum: RV-9/9A 05-13-2013, 04:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,341
Posted By nedricher
Found this one

Looks like it should work!
http://www.auberins.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=316
Forum: RV-9/9A 05-11-2013, 03:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,341
Posted By nedricher
Thanks for the mouser suggestion. I see they...

Thanks for the mouser suggestion. I see they have pc board mountable sensors and I can build it but I was hoping for an off the shelf sender that may be had for a reasonable price.
Forum: RV-9/9A 05-11-2013, 11:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,341
Posted By nedricher
I guess I wasn't clear with my first post but I,m...

I guess I wasn't clear with my first post but I,m NOT looking to measure manifold pressure. I'm looking to measure gyro suction normally 5psi for vacuum powered steam gauges (the regulated suction...
Forum: RV-9/9A 05-11-2013, 05:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,341
Posted By nedricher
Vacuum gauge sender

I would like to use a Grand Rapids EIS 4000 engine monitor to read my vacuum suction. GR doesn't offer any transducer to do this, but I think it would be quite easy utilizing one of the aux inputs. ...
Forum: RV-9/9A 04-14-2013, 08:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,322
Posted By nedricher
my previous post.

I meant to say the rib web spacing was not right for the crotch strap mount not the flange.
Forum: RV-9/9A 04-14-2013, 07:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,322
Posted By nedricher
I did the same thing

Its easy to make this mistake. I did this and built on after consulting with Vans that there was no structural issue with it. What I found is that the crotch stap brackets don't fit so I had to...
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