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Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-03-2020, 02:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 280
Posted By dwranda
Thanks. I kind of did that. I lined up the center...

Thanks. I kind of did that. I lined up the center of the tire with the plumb Bob and the center chalk line on the floor. Used lasers too.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-03-2020, 02:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 280
Posted By dwranda
I will do it that way after i get it installed on...

I will do it that way after i get it installed on the bracket.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-03-2020, 07:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 280
Posted By dwranda
Thanks. I hung a plumb bob at the center of the...

Thanks. I hung a plumb bob at the center of the firewall to help with alignment then I proceeded to crack the fairing as I was trying to get it over that stupid bracket. I'm going to try to salvage...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-02-2020, 07:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 280
Posted By dwranda
nose wheel fairing alignment

When aligning the fairing with the nose wheel do you just get it as close as possible to the center of the fuse? I'm assuming it's not as critical as the mains since it can swivel back and forth in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-27-2020, 08:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 403
Posted By dwranda
My wife's made some amazing things with her...

My wife's made some amazing things with her cricut. Her and her mom do craft shows so she makes all kinds of things. We're planning on doing what you are when the plane is done. Your wrap looks...
Forum: RV-9/9A 06-19-2020, 07:28 PM
Replies: 969
Views: 542,570
Posted By dwranda
Well guess I made a rookie decision on the black...

Well guess I made a rookie decision on the black powder! If i knew that a few days ago I would have picked a different color. Thanks for the info!
Forum: RV-9/9A 06-19-2020, 09:17 AM
Replies: 969
Views: 542,570
Posted By dwranda
On her feet!

Gear installed today!! Woohoo!!!
https://i.postimg.cc/Y2TWd4hr/20200619-104831.jpg
Forum: RV-9/9A 06-18-2020, 03:09 PM
Replies: 969
Views: 542,570
Posted By dwranda
Powder coated front wheel bracket

Having too much fun powder coating things. I took my baffles elsewhere since they wouldn't fit in my little oven. Now the wheels will go on. I could wait, but I'm excited to do it and I can work on...
Forum: RV-9/9A 06-18-2020, 03:00 PM
Replies: 969
Views: 542,570
Posted By dwranda
9A progress

Fuel pump and powder coated cover.
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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-16-2020, 09:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 557
Posted By dwranda
Absolutely! With the RV I could be in Myrtle...

Absolutely! With the RV I could be in Myrtle Beach in about 3 hours. Great tool for a weekend golf getaway!
Forum: Safety 06-11-2020, 07:23 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,338
Posted By dwranda
Same front flat tire thing happened to me on my 3...

Same front flat tire thing happened to me on my 3 legged long cross country during my private pilot training. Landed at my first airport and the whole plane was shaking. I managed to coax it onto a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-03-2020, 10:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 617
Posted By dwranda
Wow yeah that's pretty much what i needed. Thank...

Wow yeah that's pretty much what i needed. Thank you so much!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-03-2020, 08:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 617
Posted By dwranda
Torque on every engine nut and bolt?

Ok so just spent an hour searching for something that I don't even know if it exists. I am putting things back on the rear of the engine(pmags, plate covering the governor hole) and am wondering if...
Forum: RV-9/9A 05-29-2020, 09:04 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 10,512
Posted By dwranda
Well if this "Earl" is indeed a fabricated troll...

Well if this "Earl" is indeed a fabricated troll he has unwittingly served a purpose. If it wasn't evident before, his 2 forums topics have proven how this community looks out for each other and...
Forum: RV-9/9A 05-29-2020, 07:33 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 10,512
Posted By dwranda
I am building a 9A and have an IO360 in the...

I am building a 9A and have an IO360 in the garage to install. I just earned my pilots license last year so I am a total newb in piloting and building an airplane. This guys attitude makes me feel so...
Forum: RV-9/9A 05-28-2020, 09:30 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 10,512
Posted By dwranda
Good I'm not the only one that was confused.

Good I'm not the only one that was confused.
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-28-2020, 09:29 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,542
Posted By dwranda
I went with the James cowl simply because I liked...

I went with the James cowl simply because I liked the look of it. This is my first build so I have no experience with the vans cowl. What I can attest to is that my cowl was made and shipped by the...
Forum: RV-9/9A 05-26-2020, 03:38 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 9,948
Posted By dwranda
Thanks John! I'll call this evening.

Thanks John! I'll call this evening.
Forum: RV-9/9A 05-26-2020, 08:53 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 9,948
Posted By dwranda
Well I gave up and took it to a machine shop....

Well I gave up and took it to a machine shop. They didn't have a reamer that size so they tried to use mine. They couldn't get it to cut any deeper either. What are my options? I have a reamed hole...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-18-2020, 05:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,151
Posted By dwranda
I'll be the first one to ask. Advanced couldn't...

I'll be the first one to ask. Advanced couldn't help you with any of these problems? I plan on getting a quick panel and hope that if i have issues the advanced guys will help me figure them out.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-18-2020, 02:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 332
Posted By dwranda
Ah yes that makes sense. Since I'm using a...

Ah yes that makes sense. Since I'm using a fiberglass plenum that hole really won't do anything for me i guess.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-18-2020, 01:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 332
Posted By dwranda
Possibly a dumb baffle question

This is probably a dumb question, but what is this hole in the baffle for? Of all the aircraft pics I've looked at I have never seen this hole being used for...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-13-2020, 08:57 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,703
Posted By dwranda
Curious to know if it was the seller that told...

Curious to know if it was the seller that told him it will be a showplane if the rest of the skins are countersunk. My skins are all dimpled and look amazing. It's actually hard to screw up dimpling...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-12-2020, 07:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,703
Posted By dwranda
I do not enjoy countersinking. I couldn't imagine...

I do not enjoy countersinking. I couldn't imagine doing all the holes that way. It took long enough to banging on the c frame with a hammer thousands of times.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-12-2020, 03:47 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,703
Posted By dwranda
I'm not done yet with my 9A yet so am no expert...

I'm not done yet with my 9A yet so am no expert on building planes but this question scares me. The wing and tail skins were countersunk?? Is that even airworthy? Did the kit come with instructions?...
Forum: RV-9/9A 05-02-2020, 07:26 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 9,948
Posted By dwranda
Thanks Bill I'll get the sharpeners you linked. ...

Thanks Bill I'll get the sharpeners you linked. I was wondering if a metal shop could ream the hole quicker and better than i could. It may be my last resort if i can't get anywhere with it in my...
Forum: RV-9/9A 05-01-2020, 03:06 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 9,948
Posted By dwranda
Guess I need some help! I have bought 2 reamers...

Guess I need some help! I have bought 2 reamers and they cut for a moment then just spin around in the hole while doing nothing. I am afraid the leg steel has hardened. I was able to resurrect one...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-30-2020, 11:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 888
Posted By dwranda
I glued a threaded rod to the inside of the wood...

I glued a threaded rod to the inside of the wood and drilled a hole in the quadrant. Held on with a nut. 2 per side holds it well.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-29-2020, 09:30 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 38,878
Posted By dwranda
The stainless steel closet rod holders from...

The stainless steel closet rod holders from Amazon. Inserted from the back with a washer on the front to sandwich the firewall.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-29-2020, 08:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 888
Posted By dwranda
That is the one reservation i have about it!

That is the one reservation i have about it!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-29-2020, 04:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 888
Posted By dwranda
I got it from an internet wood supplier. Sorry...

I got it from an internet wood supplier. Sorry can't remember which one. I looked at a lot of different types of wood and liked the grain in this one.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-29-2020, 03:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 888
Posted By dwranda
My custom wood sides for throttle quadrant

Had to share my personal touch to the throttle quadrant I will be installing. It is Bolivian Rosewood which is quite heavy. I drilled out the backs to save some weight and am pretty happy with the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-29-2020, 03:42 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 38,878
Posted By dwranda
Here is my firewall mostly completed. A few...

Here is my firewall mostly completed. A few things left to do but finally happy with the progress I've made. I also put titanium foil on the bottom of the fuse just aft of the cowling for more fire...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-29-2020, 08:46 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 8,779
Posted By dwranda
I was watching a youtube flying video and someone...

I was watching a youtube flying video and someone commented that this sludge buildup on the oil filler neck was definitely not right. Is this what happens with the condensation inside the engine? I'm...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-25-2020, 11:28 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 38,878
Posted By dwranda
Thank you! Now i may proceed!!!!

Thank you! Now i may proceed!!!!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-25-2020, 10:07 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 38,878
Posted By dwranda
Does the brand of aluminum tape matter? I have...

Does the brand of aluminum tape matter? I have some harbor freight laying around and just tested it in my powder coating toaster oven. I had it in for about 10 to 15 minutes at 450 just to see what...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-21-2020, 08:49 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,310
Posted By dwranda
Always learning here on VAF!! Kids, kits I could...

Always learning here on VAF!! Kids, kits I could understand how you could misinterpret. Although the procedures to make the 2 are vastly different:D. Very nice build site and aircraft you have!! ...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-21-2020, 07:18 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,310
Posted By dwranda
OK I'll be the one to ask. Men in the...

OK I'll be the one to ask. Men in the Netherlands wear engagement rings???:D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-20-2020, 06:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 632
Posted By dwranda
Yes I've read the service bulletin but it only...

Yes I've read the service bulletin but it only says to use the proper cover for the accessory pad on the back. Yes i also am aware about either removing or piercing the plug in the shaft up front....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-20-2020, 03:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 632
Posted By dwranda
Thanks. So it looks like if i took the governor...

Thanks. So it looks like if i took the governor pad and steel line to the front off then I'm good with the cover i have. If i kept those on the plane i would need the cover plate with the recessed...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-20-2020, 12:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 632
Posted By dwranda
Is this the right cover for removal of c/s governor?

Removed my governor pad since I am using a fixed pitch prop. Is this the correct cover for my situation? Thought I read somewhere about the cover needing areas on the back for oil to be routed. As...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-08-2020, 04:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,514
Posted By dwranda
I got mine on Amazon. 24" wide and 10' long. .002...

I got mine on Amazon. 24" wide and 10' long. .002 thickness
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-06-2020, 06:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,514
Posted By dwranda
Thanks Dan! Also seeing firewalls completed like...

Thanks Dan! Also seeing firewalls completed like this last pic are a great help. Thank you! Does anyone have a pic of how they covered the recess area in a 7 or 9 firewall?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-04-2020, 06:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,514
Posted By dwranda
Dan, I am hopefully getting my fiber and...

Dan,
I am hopefully getting my fiber and stainless foil on this weekend. Where they go around the motor mounts did you just put a fillet of the fire barrier compound around the mount so it holds...
Forum: Interiors 03-20-2020, 03:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,062
Posted By dwranda
doesn't work for me.

doesn't work for me.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-15-2020, 09:12 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,335
Posted By dwranda
Is that a European or an African swallow?

Is that a European or an African swallow?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-06-2020, 01:43 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,053
Posted By dwranda
To those who have wrapped, what did you do on the...

To those who have wrapped, what did you do on the edges? I'm talking about the recessed areas like the ends of the flaps and ailerons and the trailing edge of the wing. Did you slice the vinyl right...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-03-2020, 05:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,041
Posted By dwranda
My planes not done yet and the engine i bought is...

My planes not done yet and the engine i bought is at up for c/s. I'm a new pilot having only flown cessnas with f/p so even with a fixed pitch prop the RV is going to be awesome for me. I also...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-02-2020, 01:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,041
Posted By dwranda
I'm doing the opposite. Going from C/S to fixed...

I'm doing the opposite. Going from C/S to fixed pitch and will be removing the oil line and prop governor pad. The lycoming publication listed here says to use "proper plugs" to plug the holes left...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-27-2020, 09:59 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,074
Posted By dwranda
Too bad someone couldn't come up with a canopy...

Too bad someone couldn't come up with a canopy material that was crack proof!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-25-2020, 01:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 376
Posted By dwranda
C/S gear removal from engine advice

My engine came with the prop governor pad for C/S. I want to remove that along with the stainless line and was wondering if it's as simple as unbolting it and putting on the cover I bought from Vans....
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-21-2020, 03:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,631
Posted By dwranda
I used washers then ended up filling in the gap...

I used washers then ended up filling in the gap with epoxy so they are hidden. The canopy on these models suck! For such a nicely engineered aircrtaft it's a shame to have this canopy that seems like...
Forum: RV-10 02-21-2020, 01:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,652
Posted By dwranda
Excellent. Thank you. I knew about the motor...

Excellent. Thank you. I knew about the motor mount but hadn't seen any details on other items on the firewall.
Forum: RV-10 02-21-2020, 09:06 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,652
Posted By dwranda
Dan, Is it OK to sandwich the fiberfrax along...

Dan, Is it OK to sandwich the fiberfrax along with the stainless foil under the items being bolted to the firewall or is it better to cut the fiberfrax around each component so it's just the...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 02-20-2020, 11:52 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 9,566
Posted By dwranda
So sorry to hear this. I spoke with Allen last...

So sorry to hear this. I spoke with Allen last Friday about a problem with my front wheel he is doing the bearing mod on. With all he must have been going through he still finished my wheel and it...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-14-2020, 10:03 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 452
Posted By dwranda
need tips on heater duct routing

I'm installing a vetterman exhaust with two heat muffs and wondering what is the best way of routing the duct. The hole in the baffle is behind cylinder 3 so it seems to make sense to go into that...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-05-2020, 08:46 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,783
Posted By dwranda
I decided to use rzbill's recommendation and make...

I decided to use rzbill's recommendation and make a plate with the platenuts on it. I drilled out a few rivets and will install the plate using those rivet holes to hold it in. Simple and didn't take...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-03-2020, 05:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,783
Posted By dwranda
The question was for where there is a support...

The question was for where there is a support angle behind the firewall and you can't dimple the hole. Other places on the firewall where there are no angles riveting in a doubler is not a problem....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-03-2020, 03:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,783
Posted By dwranda
Duh yeah why didn't I think of that. If I decide...

Duh yeah why didn't I think of that. If I decide I really want the nutplate there I will do it that way.
Thank you!!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-03-2020, 01:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,060
Posted By dwranda
What would you recommend as a replacement?

What would you recommend as a replacement?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-03-2020, 01:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,060
Posted By dwranda
Do you have any pics of the way you tied the 2...

Do you have any pics of the way you tied the 2 exhaust pipes together? The supports sent by Vetterman aren't long enough to go between the pipes.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-03-2020, 11:53 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,060
Posted By dwranda
Yes they are. I had to bend the tabs to line up...

Yes they are. I had to bend the tabs to line up with the supports coming off the sump. Seen it done that way in others build sites too.
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