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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-29-2020, 10:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,888
Posted By rockwoodrv9
Lets hope it is the HF of viruses. I hope Av is a...

Lets hope it is the HF of viruses. I hope Av is a go this year. Best of luck to all of us.
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 03-27-2020, 05:27 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,704
Posted By rockwoodrv9
Nice Allan. Im sure it feels good to have the...

Nice Allan. Im sure it feels good to have the headstone finished.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 03-23-2020, 12:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,343
Posted By rockwoodrv9
Thanks DC. Great pictures.

Thanks DC. Great pictures.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-20-2020, 11:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 526
Posted By rockwoodrv9
Scott, there is a large group of builders in the...

Scott, there is a large group of builders in the Colorado area that discuss and help each other out. PM me if you want info on how to become involved. Good luck on your build.
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-20-2020, 07:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,983
Posted By rockwoodrv9
Marc, I really appreciated you and your book when...

Marc,
I really appreciated you and your book when I was wiring up my plane. I agree with Dan that alternators, voltage regulators, and the new batteries. For alternators I would like more info on the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-19-2020, 06:23 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,064
Posted By rockwoodrv9
Thanks Ed. I appreciate it. Great ideas for...

Thanks Ed. I appreciate it.
Great ideas for training.
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-15-2020, 03:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 451
Posted By rockwoodrv9
As long as it is dimpled properly, it should be...

As long as it is dimpled properly, it should be fine. If you have to, you could always sand or shave it off a bit. Either way, nobody but you will know about that rivet.
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-15-2020, 09:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 451
Posted By rockwoodrv9
I cant imagine noticing if a rivet was a 3 or 4...

I cant imagine noticing if a rivet was a 3 or 4 at that location. I have used the oops rivets and have reservations about how strong they are with the reduced head-shaft ratio. I would use the larger...
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-14-2020, 06:16 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,997
Posted By rockwoodrv9
The OP question was can he fly his plane with the...

The OP question was can he fly his plane with the canopy off. Unless the video is fake, it sure looks like the answer is yes. It looks like it was a pretty fun flight.

I do remember watching the...
Forum: Safety 03-14-2020, 02:39 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,212
Posted By rockwoodrv9
I have the same comment - wow. That is amazing....

I have the same comment - wow.
That is amazing. We just shut down a high rise bank and there is a pile of about 50 fire extinguishers. My idea was to just mess around with them but I will for sure...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-11-2020, 11:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 307
Posted By rockwoodrv9
I got a really cool carbon fiber spinner from...

I got a really cool carbon fiber spinner from Catto. It is crazy nice. I think it had the center "ring" built in. I will look through some photos and see if I took any of the inside.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-09-2020, 07:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,792
Posted By rockwoodrv9
Above it was said to put the insulation on top of...

Above it was said to put the insulation on top of the wire mesh. That is incorrect. The insulation board needs to be BELOW the concrete. The wire mesh needs to be IN the concrete for strength and to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-05-2020, 09:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,322
Posted By rockwoodrv9
I like that. I may have to try and copy!

I like that. I may have to try and copy!
Forum: Fiberglass 03-02-2020, 04:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,056
Posted By rockwoodrv9
Philip, I used a 1/2" strip of thin glass tape...

Philip, I used a 1/2" strip of thin glass tape over the joint with epoxy everywhere except on the top of the rudder. The only place I had a crack is on the rudder. Any flexing could cause finish...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-28-2020, 08:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 693
Posted By rockwoodrv9
Hey Bob, I will check with my flooring guy. He...

Hey Bob, I will check with my flooring guy. He does some of the chemical and clean room floors for the FRIB at MSU so he knows fire issues. He was looking at some stuff for my plane. Let me see what...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-27-2020, 08:38 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,393
Posted By rockwoodrv9
That would be great until you are upside down and...

That would be great until you are upside down and trying to get out. It is a pain to change the canopy, but not that bad once you just dive in and do it.
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 02-20-2020, 11:43 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,704
Posted By rockwoodrv9
Oh no Allan. So sorry to hear this. Our family...

Oh no Allan. So sorry to hear this. Our family will have you and your family in our prayers and heart.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-14-2020, 11:54 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,747
Posted By rockwoodrv9
This is a great deal. My friend Chuck helped me...

This is a great deal. My friend Chuck helped me with the template and making them for my 9. Well, he did most of it!

The one thing to understand is if you just put the template on the top to mark...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-10-2020, 04:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,129
Posted By rockwoodrv9
That looks pretty close to a very bad flight. A...

That looks pretty close to a very bad flight. A good reminder to inspect all the fuel hoses very carefully at least yearly.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-10-2020, 02:20 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,503
Posted By rockwoodrv9
Cost of building against the return

Unless you want to have a hangar for yourself and are willing to subsidize the cost, it boils down to the cost to build the hangar and its relationship to the return you can get for your investment....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-09-2020, 08:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 461
Posted By rockwoodrv9
Hey Ken. I need to come back up and see your...

Hey Ken. I need to come back up and see your plane. I did the skybolt and it was not as easy as I thought. Layout to have the bolts in the right places. As for the gap, being uniform is the most...
Forum: Painting your RV 02-05-2020, 07:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,091
Posted By rockwoodrv9
I did more research and I think I will pick one...

I did more research and I think I will pick one up. They look like they could be nice. I learned quite a bit on my first try painting. My plane looks OK, but not great. I tried the buff and cut...
Forum: Painting your RV 02-04-2020, 02:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,091
Posted By rockwoodrv9
Good catch. I never looked at the date. If it...

Good catch. I never looked at the date. If it were that great, maybe I would have heard about the HTE guns before now! More research is needed.
Forum: Painting your RV 02-04-2020, 08:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,091
Posted By rockwoodrv9
HTE - vs - HVLP

I just looked at a HF compressor add and saw they had a HTE spray gun. I never heard of it so I did a bit of looking and found this article. It says it gets 70-90% of the paint on the surface where...
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-02-2020, 05:47 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,747
Posted By rockwoodrv9
I was all set for a 360 since I lived at 8500',...

I was all set for a 360 since I lived at 8500', but an O-320 D2A appeared for a price I couldnt refuse. I am just getting ready to fly and Im ok with the 320, but would go with 360 if I were to do it...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-27-2020, 03:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,352
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, 10:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,358
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, 11:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,451
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, 11:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 470
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, 07:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,950
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, 07:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,855
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, 07:27 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,057
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, 02:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,018
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, 12:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,683
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, 08:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,778
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, 11:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,357
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, 06:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,917
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, 07:52 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,917
Posted By rockwoodrv9
Thanks Ernie

Thanks Ernie. Good information.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-07-2019, 07:33 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,917
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, 06:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,917
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, 01:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,784
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, 12:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,917
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, 11:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,024
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, 07:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,759
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, 12:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 8,396
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, 12:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,147
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, 02:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 915
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, 10:39 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,915
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, 07:44 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,915
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, 07:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,186
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, 07:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 754
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, 08:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,954
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, 09:18 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,868
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, 08:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 8,052
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, 06:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,637
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, 07:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,954
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, 11:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 653
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, 11:25 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,629
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, 07:44 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,718
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, 06:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,022
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, 07:47 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,132
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, 08:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,075
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...
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