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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-24-2019, 11:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 716
Posted By dwranda
Help with firewall oil cooler mounting

I have a bracket that the flange of the cooler will rest on. Should I run a bracket from the forward edge of the cooler to the firewall or would an adel clamp be good enough hooked to the engine...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-21-2019, 08:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,597
Posted By dwranda
Bob, So sorry for your loss. I wanted to take...

Bob,
So sorry for your loss. I wanted to take my mom flying SO BAD. She never flew in a little plane and was afraid of them, but I knew she would go up with me. Unfortunately I took too long with...
Forum: Job Board 11-18-2019, 02:50 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,892
Posted By dwranda
Such great advice from everyone! I really...

Such great advice from everyone! I really appreciate it! The applications are continuing to go in, but no bites yet. Like in many peoples lives I'm sure there's the chance he won't figure out exactly...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 11-08-2019, 01:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,307
Posted By dwranda
Me too. I still want to see crater lake!!!:D

Me too. I still want to see crater lake!!!:D
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-08-2019, 08:16 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,083
Posted By dwranda
Welcome to the world of the 7 and 9 canopy. The...

Welcome to the world of the 7 and 9 canopy. The skin fits like **** to the frame. If you look at some build sites you'll see guys have to use spacers between the skin and frame in that gap area. I...
Forum: Job Board 11-06-2019, 10:50 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,892
Posted By dwranda
Thank you everyone!! I have forwarded all of the...

Thank you everyone!! I have forwarded all of the opportunities and tips to him. He is also very thankful. He told me tonight he has gotten 2 denial emails from Jacobs and Aerojet, but is under...
Forum: Job Board 11-06-2019, 11:27 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,892
Posted By dwranda
Awesome advice thank you. I have passed it on to...

Awesome advice thank you. I have passed it on to him.
Forum: Job Board 11-06-2019, 09:56 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,892
Posted By dwranda
Aerospace engineer son graduating. Any job ideas?

Hello all!!
Well my son is graduating this December with his BS in Aerospace engineering from Embry Riddle Daytona. He is crazy busy this last semester, but has managed to apply to 28 positions so...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-02-2019, 02:07 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 403
Posted By dwranda
I pieced my understanding together from numerous...

I pieced my understanding together from numerous sources. Here are a few links that might...
Forum: RV-9/9A 10-18-2019, 06:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 908
Posted By dwranda
Another vote for flyleds. Look no further!

Another vote for flyleds. Look no further!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-16-2019, 07:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,104
Posted By dwranda
Well I got the exhaust on last night and it seems...

Well I got the exhaust on last night and it seems that the forward ends of both heat muffs are contacting the cowl. I'll play around with it some more today then probably have to call Vettermans. It...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-15-2019, 01:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,104
Posted By dwranda
Thanks Darin! I did look at your build site...

Thanks Darin! I did look at your build site already. The pics were helpful.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-15-2019, 01:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,104
Posted By dwranda
Vettermans trombone exhaust has arrived!! Any tips would be helpful!

Yesterday my Vettermans trombone exhaust arrived. If anyone has any tips or gotchas they would like to share on the install I would be all ears!!
https://i.postimg.cc/59qkSd8Q/20191015-123713.jpg
Forum: RV-9/9A 10-09-2019, 11:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 730
Posted By dwranda
Looks great! I received my interior from them a...

Looks great! I received my interior from them a few weeks ago. Beautiful stuff!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-06-2019, 05:50 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,484
Posted By dwranda
Played around with some samples. Bent it with...

Played around with some samples. Bent it with clamps so it was under stress. Put 2 drops of weld on 3 on the surface. Within a minute the surface cracks showed up under the drops. After that dried I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-05-2019, 07:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,484
Posted By dwranda
No problem at all for the drift. In my novice...

No problem at all for the drift. In my novice opinion any canopy statistics have to be taken with a grain of salt. We all know these canopies are far from perfect. There is a lot of play in almost...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-05-2019, 04:34 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,484
Posted By dwranda
Well I just did some testing with a scrap piece....

Well I just did some testing with a scrap piece. I bent it a little bit with some clamps to put some stress on it. Under stress even putting one drop of weld-on on the surface makes it developed...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-03-2019, 12:17 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,484
Posted By dwranda
Weldon 16 is cracking my canopy. Why???

I had a crack in my canopy and decided to fix it as well as I could using the weldon products. I drilled a hole using a plexi bit to stop the crack. I filled in the crack with the thinner weldon #3...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-25-2019, 01:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 410
Posted By dwranda
Excellent post by Dan...

Excellent post by Dan Horton!!

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?p=620170&highlight=scarf#post620170
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-11-2019, 11:17 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 15,446
Posted By dwranda
First fit

Interior arrived Monday so I just threw it in for a trial fit. I'm pretty happy. Seats seem very comfy yet supportive. Side panels made with BMW leather. When I opened the box it smelled like a new...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-06-2019, 12:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 677
Posted By dwranda
Put in Bay looks like a great option for me!...

Put in Bay looks like a great option for me! Thanks!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-06-2019, 06:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 677
Posted By dwranda
Nemacolin looks fantastic but wow I could take...

Nemacolin looks fantastic but wow I could take the 2 of us to Hawaii for 5 days on what it would cost to go there. That's a bit more than I'm looking to spend right now. I'll put that resort in the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-05-2019, 07:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 677
Posted By dwranda
Fly in resort ideas near WNY, W Pa , or Ohio?

I have a 30th wedding anniversary coming up and we hadn't planned on a big trip because of other trips this year. I was wondering if anyone knew of any nice resorts or just nice areas to fly the wife...
Forum: RV-9/9A 09-01-2019, 04:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 782
Posted By dwranda
Beautiful plane! Would love to hear details and...

Beautiful plane! Would love to hear details and ballpark price on that paint job.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-21-2019, 11:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,174
Posted By dwranda
I went with sheepskin. I don't have them yet, but...

I went with sheepskin. I don't have them yet, but are being shipped from Germany. I am surprised by the many sheepskin responses because when I was trying to decide I couldn't find any planes with it...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 08-20-2019, 09:45 AM
Replies: 321
Views: 152,294
Posted By dwranda
I'm shocked that's the first time you've landed...

I'm shocked that's the first time you've landed at Geneseo.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-12-2019, 08:34 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 9,690
Posted By dwranda
Yeah the problem is lining up the mount and...

Yeah the problem is lining up the mount and engine to the firewall so it is in perfect alignment with the already done cowling. Then back drilling through the firewall into the mount. Just from...
Forum: RV-10 08-11-2019, 04:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 801
Posted By dwranda
[QUOTE=Subwaybob;1365806]The quick build adds...

[QUOTE=Subwaybob;1365806]The quick build adds money but its worth it. unless you're just bored out of your mind and wish to add 2 + years to the project then GET THE QB!! I built a 7 in 11 months...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-11-2019, 11:04 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 9,690
Posted By dwranda
Iím still working on the firewall forward. If...

Iím still working on the firewall forward. If there was a way to mount the new engine mount and have my cowling line up perfectly I would probably bite the bullet and spend the money for the new...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-11-2019, 10:56 AM
Replies: 232
Views: 46,492
Posted By dwranda
Beautiful pictures. It seems you were fortunate...

Beautiful pictures. It seems you were fortunate as I was to have a great father. My condolences as well!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-08-2019, 08:53 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,427
Posted By dwranda
Wow a lot of great recommendations. I've got some...

Wow a lot of great recommendations. I've got some research to do.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-08-2019, 09:30 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,427
Posted By dwranda
tent recommendations for RV camping

I'm still maybe a year away from geting my 9A flying but with Oshkosh still fresh on everyones minds I would like some tent info. What are some recommendations for tents that will not use up too much...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-04-2019, 02:25 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 15,446
Posted By dwranda
I ordered March 12th and my interior shipped last...

I ordered March 12th and my interior shipped last Tuesday. I ordered sheepskin seats and they had issues with how much sheepskin they needed so that added to the time it took.
Forum: Reviews 08-03-2019, 10:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,651
Posted By dwranda
I saw these at Oshkosh. They looked awesome!

I saw these at Oshkosh. They looked awesome!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-02-2019, 03:09 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 15,446
Posted By dwranda
My interior shipped out Tuesday. I'll report on...

My interior shipped out Tuesday. I'll report on the seats when I receive them.
http://i65.tinypic.com/secexf.jpg
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-30-2019, 01:08 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 11,881
Posted By dwranda
To me the sheer size of it is what makes it...

To me the sheer size of it is what makes it different and exciting. I can go to a bunch of air shows within 2 hours of where I live but nothing is like Oshkosh. Whatever you want to see you can see...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-30-2019, 12:47 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 9,690
Posted By dwranda
I talked to one of the Vans Representatives at...

I talked to one of the Vans Representatives at the booth and said I was on the fence about putting in the new nose gear. Since I have my mount drilled and my cowling all set where the current mount...
Forum: Fiberglass 07-29-2019, 03:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,158
Posted By dwranda
Yep that's the one!

Yep that's the one!
Forum: Fiberglass 07-29-2019, 01:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,158
Posted By dwranda
Yeah this was the first I had heard of West not...

Yeah this was the first I had heard of West not being recommended. I just got a batch in to do the fairing and was afraid I made a mistake buying it for that purpose. If it's good enough for Dan H....
Forum: Fiberglass 07-29-2019, 10:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,158
Posted By dwranda
canopy fiberglass epoxy question

I was at a forum at Oshkosh and these guys didn't recommend using West systems epoxy for the canopy fairing. Something about West only being good up to about 130 or 140 degrees. They said if you...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-29-2019, 09:37 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,404
Posted By dwranda
Also can't go if you are on basic med.

Also can't go if you are on basic med.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-27-2019, 10:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 297
Posted By dwranda
I'm building a 9A in Jamestown.

I'm building a 9A in Jamestown.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-01-2019, 06:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,196
Posted By dwranda
Wow small world. I remember really liking that...

Wow small world. I remember really liking that tomahawk, but I was 16 flying a plane for the first time so I would have liked anything probably.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-30-2019, 11:57 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,196
Posted By dwranda
Thanks everyone. Itís been such a long road that...

Thanks everyone. Itís been such a long road that I still donít believe it.
Vlad, thanks for posting that pic of my first RV ride. Canít wait to be flying somewhere with you.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-30-2019, 09:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,196
Posted By dwranda
Passed my check ride!!!

Yesterday I passed my check ride and am now officially a pilot. I've felt like a pilot my whole life, but now it is official. I soloed when I was 16 in a Piper Tomahawk. 37 years later my lifetime...
Forum: Reviews 06-29-2019, 08:42 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 482
Posted By dwranda
Looks great! I can't wait to see mine in person....

Looks great! I can't wait to see mine in person. I posted some pics yesterday that he sent me. He's still finishing up my sheepskin seats.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-28-2019, 08:54 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 549
Posted By dwranda
Lemke from Germany interior pics

Just got these pics from Robert. He still has to finish the seat backs, but everything looks awesome so...
Forum: RV-9/9A 06-26-2019, 08:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,931
Posted By dwranda
I am basically copying what Bruce did on his...

I am basically copying what Bruce did on his 9A.
https://www.overthehills.com/RV-9A-Project/Wiring/Radios/i-2DSbqkW
He has a great build site!!
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 06-19-2019, 01:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,723
Posted By dwranda
Very sorry! I know what you're going through. He...

Very sorry! I know what you're going through. He was born the same year as my dad. I lost him 5 years ago. He was in the Army in WWII. Truly the greatest generation!!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-18-2019, 11:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,070
Posted By dwranda
Congratulations. An amazing accomplishment!

Congratulations. An amazing accomplishment!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-17-2019, 05:34 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,463
Posted By dwranda
I had the same predicament and was trying to...

I had the same predicament and was trying to figure it out until my 14 yr old son went and got a 2x4 and used it as a lever. Put a few pieces of wood under the pallet and it was solved. I felt stupid...
Forum: Interiors 06-13-2019, 08:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,000
Posted By dwranda
Woo-hoo just got the email from Robert with the...

Woo-hoo just got the email from Robert with the stitching sample photos. He sent them so I could pick out what stitching color I wanted. Can't wait to see it!
Forum: Job Board 06-13-2019, 08:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,402
Posted By dwranda
Thanks I will. He actually just spent 4 months in...

Thanks I will. He actually just spent 4 months in Houston for a NASA internship. That delayed his graduation until December but was worth it. It was a great experience for him. He liked Texas.
Forum: Job Board 06-12-2019, 07:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,402
Posted By dwranda
I just want to add that since I have a son...

I just want to add that since I have a son graduating in December from Embry Riddle in Aerospace engineering I appreciate posts like this one. Many members here are at companies he would love to be...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-12-2019, 06:53 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,400
Posted By dwranda
Gotta say this is the only time in my life I can...

Gotta say this is the only time in my life I can say I wish I drank beer!
Forum: Job Board 06-06-2019, 01:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,482
Posted By dwranda
Would you guys ever consider hiring a new...

Would you guys ever consider hiring a new aerospace engineering grad? My son will be graduating after this fall semester from Embry Riddle. He delayed graduation for a NASA internship he just took...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-04-2019, 09:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 465
Posted By dwranda
I mixed up some micro balloons in epoxy and...

I mixed up some micro balloons in epoxy and slathered it all over the outside of one inlet so far. The sanding is really taking the wind out of my sails. I know I will never build a composite...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-04-2019, 08:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 465
Posted By dwranda
Filler/primer in the engine bay??

I am working on the fiberglass plenum and inlets. I am trying to get them smooth and was wondering if using the filler primer is OK in that area. It says on the can not to be used in areas of over...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-19-2019, 12:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 740
Posted By dwranda
I'm using a 4" duct. Thanks for the idea on the...

I'm using a 4" duct. Thanks for the idea on the transition.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-19-2019, 10:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 740
Posted By dwranda
fiberglass oil cooler shroud shape opinions please

Making my first attempt at a fiberglass oil cooler shroud. Can I get some opinions of the shape and if the consensus is that it will work OK? I still have some detail work to do on it then I will use...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-05-2019, 01:05 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,261
Posted By dwranda
Thanks! I've got some extra on the rear window...

Thanks! I've got some extra on the rear window that I will be cutting off. I am going to experiment with that. Never knew chloroform could do that.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-05-2019, 01:00 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,261
Posted By dwranda
If my canopy lasts 30 years then I know I made...

If my canopy lasts 30 years then I know I made the right decision by not replacing it!
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