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Forum: Tools 04-02-2019, 08:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 983
Posted By JohnInReno
Watch out for antennas

Harbor Freight motorcycle hoist with custom table...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-01-2019, 10:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 741
Posted By JohnInReno
cpvc conduit

I took a different route. cpvc pipe and joist hangers....
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 03-28-2019, 02:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,054
Posted By JohnInReno
Ivanpah Power Station

Mirror solar power as seen from 6500...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-24-2019, 07:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,392
Posted By JohnInReno
Side effects

Mine is similar. Biggest down side is that you can't get access while the prop is turning. If I ever have to jump start through the oil door I plan on closing the door with duct tape.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-23-2019, 01:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,392
Posted By JohnInReno
Better idea

I have a hidden latch operated by a cable in the right nose opening. I saw an even better method on an RV8 in Cal. The top 2/3 pushed IN to open and the bottom 1/3 held it shut with a magnet. If you...
Forum: Propellers 03-15-2019, 03:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 304
Posted By JohnInReno
ww

Thanks Larry. I believe it needs to be a WW box.
Forum: Propellers 03-15-2019, 01:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 304
Posted By JohnInReno
Whirl Wind 200RV shipping crate needed

Hi all,

Does anyone have a shipping crate for a Whirl Wind 200RV near KCHD that I can buy, rent, or borrow for a couple of months?
Forum: RV-14 03-11-2019, 12:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,572
Posted By JohnInReno
Quick clamps

Some of the common "Quick Clamps" are reversible so they push apart. I used a 2x2 and clamp to hold both sides against the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-01-2019, 02:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,642
Posted By JohnInReno
1. Seal the aileron tubes with something like a...

1. Seal the aileron tubes with something like a sleeve from a wind-breaker jacket.

2. If your -9A is a slider, then you want to stop the air from going OUT by your elbow. That is what draws the...
Forum: Tools 02-14-2019, 02:54 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,538
Posted By JohnInReno
3/8 adapter

Get the 1/4" torque wrench for inch/pounds and get a 1/4 to 3/8 adapter for it.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-11-2019, 01:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 666
Posted By JohnInReno
Different locations

Different ports will show different pressures....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-11-2019, 06:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 431
Posted By JohnInReno
Battery

Have you thought about an EarthX battery? It made all of my starter problems go away.
Forum: Propellers 01-24-2019, 07:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,330
Posted By JohnInReno
No issues

I'm at 600 hours and counting with no issues.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-19-2019, 06:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 763
Posted By JohnInReno
The Allen screw for the tow bar secures the front...

The Allen screw for the tow bar secures the front of the bracket.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-19-2019, 04:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 777
Posted By JohnInReno
90 degree cordless screw driver

If you can find a 90 degree cordless screw driver it will save a lot of time and frustration. I picked one up at Lowes years ago but haven't seen them since.
Forum: RV-9/9A 01-01-2019, 01:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,111
Posted By JohnInReno
PC680

Drawing 31 shows a larger battery mounted on the left side. Drawing 31A shows the PC680 mounted on the right side.
Forum: RV-9/9A 01-01-2019, 01:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,111
Posted By JohnInReno
Right side

RV9A with battery on the right side(co-pilot). Drawing 31A for the PC680. The only deviation from the plans was to mount the plate nuts on the cockpit side of the firewall instead of on the box.
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-30-2018, 07:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 426
Posted By JohnInReno
Fuselink problem with Plane Power

Plane Power internally regulated 60 amp
Earthx900
Basic Z-13/8 architecture
600 hours on the plane

The fuselink connector from the bus to the 5amp circuit breaker failed and I crafted a new one....
Forum: RV-9/9A 12-29-2018, 04:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,776
Posted By JohnInReno
10-320 9A

The formatting is hard to read but the bottom line numbers are:

ROP 164.9 kts at 9.4gph

LOP 152.7 kts at 7.1gph

I tried 2000 rpm LOP and can't find the results. From memory, it was 143 kts at 5.4...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-16-2018, 02:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 768
Posted By JohnInReno
#8 screws

I replaced the hinges with 3 screws on each side. I trimmed the loops off of the hinge on the firewall and left that as a shim for the plate with nut plates attached.
Forum: RV-9/9A 12-16-2018, 01:38 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 547
Posted By JohnInReno
Heavy wing

Congratulations on the new to you RV9.

There is no "part" called a trim wedge. This would have been added by the builder to try to resolve a heavy wing. I have seen everything from trim tabs to...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-10-2018, 10:35 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,529
Posted By JohnInReno
New FAB with split baffle

At 600 hours, I built a new FAB and split the baffle material so that the bottom half is attached to the cowl and the top half is attached to the FAB. Seems to be working well and it makes installing...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-23-2018, 04:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,529
Posted By JohnInReno
Gasket

My top plate was cracked and replaced at 500 hours. The new plate is showing signs of cracking after only 75 hours. I talked to Allan at Precision Airmotive and he confirmed that there should be a...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-16-2018, 03:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,529
Posted By JohnInReno
Air flow performance mixture

fyi
Airflow Performance can provide a mixture control that works in the reverse direction. In other words, you can put the arm above the pivot and eliminate the "notch" in the Filtered Air Box. My...
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-16-2018, 02:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,156
Posted By JohnInReno
Stiffeners

I was chasing main gear vibration and I glassed-in the wooden gear leg stiffeners. The fairings are now a force fit but I have not experienced any problems in 400+ hours.
Forum: RV-9/9A 11-05-2018, 04:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,842
Posted By JohnInReno
Not mine

Nothing like that - ever. First 10 hours was dirty with no wheel pants or legs.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-22-2018, 04:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 382
Posted By JohnInReno
In Flight

The 335 has several ways to know when it is in flight. My professionally installed 335 failed the first FAA test because it didn't recognize when I was on the ground. It turned out that you had to...
Forum: Flight Testing 09-29-2018, 07:34 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,858
Posted By JohnInReno
Kitplanes Designers Notebook

The January 2018 issue of Kitplanes magazine has what you are looking for:

Wind Tunnel
Design process, part 2—how high should you fly?

By Barnaby Wainfan

My quick takeaway is 8,000 to 9,000 is the...
Forum: RV-9/9A 09-28-2018, 03:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,315
Posted By JohnInReno
Good choice

I am pushing 600 hours on my 9A. It has a Superior IO-320 with dual Pmags and a Whirlwind constant speed. Previously I put 250 hours on an RV4 with an O-320, regular mags, and a Prince P-tip...
Forum: RV-14 09-26-2018, 01:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,810
Posted By JohnInReno
Alternator size

My understanding from talking to EarthX is that the alternator output determines the size. The 680 is limited to 60 amps and the 900 is sized for 70 amps.

Call EarthX to confirm.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-19-2018, 07:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 562
Posted By JohnInReno
Fellow RV9A in Prescott

I am not qualified to do a pre-buy, but I built my 9A and I am at Prescott.

Send a PM with your contact info.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-13-2018, 04:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,570
Posted By JohnInReno
I believe the correct weight is 5.4 pounds.

I believe the correct weight is 5.4 pounds.
Forum: RV-9/9A 08-12-2018, 05:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,358
Posted By JohnInReno
KIAS

That sounds about right. KIAS is not a data point in the calculation so I don't think of it in cruise. My memory is roughly 135 KIAS LOP and 145 KIAS ROP.
Forum: RV-9/9A 08-12-2018, 08:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,358
Posted By JohnInReno
There is a very nice spreadsheet to calculate...

There is a very nice spreadsheet to calculate True AirSpeed from gps ground speed. Look for gps-pec.xls.

RV9A 160hp Whirlwind CS:

Point 5 Vwind Wind dir Vtrue 1/24/2018 South of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-10-2018, 06:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,191
Posted By JohnInReno
Paint?

My painter used the vinyl numbers that I supplied as a mask for the paint. The whole plane was painted white. Then the numbers were applied. Next, the red paint was applied over the vinyl and...
Forum: RV-14 08-05-2018, 05:54 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 7,262
Posted By JohnInReno
Search this forum for EarthX. I am very happy...

Search this forum for EarthX. I am very happy with EX900 for over 2 years. It weighs 10 lbs less than the 680 and will spin the prop fast enough to taxi.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 08-01-2018, 01:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 926
Posted By JohnInReno
Thanks!

N95LG was what I was looking for.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 08-01-2018, 10:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 926
Posted By JohnInReno
Engineering Drawing Paint Scheme

I am looking for pictures of an RV that shows the engineering drawings on the outside. I think it is an RV3 in SoCal.

Thanks,
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-26-2018, 02:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,851
Posted By JohnInReno
RV9A

Try this thread:

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=154530
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-19-2018, 03:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,277
Posted By JohnInReno
Go big

The local flat bed tow truck chickened out at the last minute. I hired the services of a company that rents heavy equipment. My little RV9A was loaded onto a hydraulic trailer with a 50,000 gross...
Forum: RV-9/9A 06-19-2018, 03:41 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,187
Posted By JohnInReno
Buy

I had a similar incident and I was able to find an acceptable rudder already built. There are more tail kits than airplanes.

On the other hand, building the rudder is fairly easy if you have the...
Forum: RV-9/9A 06-13-2018, 11:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 979
Posted By JohnInReno
Fuse blocks

I used fuse blocks for the main bus and mounted them on a swing down panel on the passenger side....
Forum: RV-9/9A 06-10-2018, 09:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,077
Posted By JohnInReno
air flow

I have the same setup on my 9A.

“As high as possible” means you want to picture the air flow through the cooler. If mounted too low, the #4 cylinder blocks much of the air flow.

I hope these...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-25-2018, 07:34 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,783
Posted By JohnInReno
Snood

I could not get the Mutt Muffs to work on my Welsh Terrier. I am currently working with earplugs and a "snood" that covers his ears. Think of a stretchy tube commonly used on show dogs to keep their...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-09-2018, 04:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 457
Posted By JohnInReno
Split

On mine, the right pmag fires the top right and the bottom left. Left pmag is obviously opposite. If you have one electronic, I believe the recommendation is for the electronic to fire the bottoms...
Forum: Painting your RV 04-07-2018, 03:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,650
Posted By JohnInReno
Yerington

Mathews Aviation in Yerington, NV (near Reno). They painted my RV9A 4 years ago and I love it. See previous posts and search for...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-04-2018, 01:09 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,671
Posted By JohnInReno
Upgrade

An EarthX battery will draw as much as the alternator can produce. Keep that in mind if you ever decide to upgrade.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 04-04-2018, 06:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,080
Posted By JohnInReno
Thanks

Thanks Walt,

I'll leave the gap at 030 and monitor for wear.

One more question. I have seen the BR9 recommended for high compression engines and the BR8 for lower compression. I have an IO320 with...
Forum: RV-9/9A 04-03-2018, 08:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,071
Posted By JohnInReno
Photo

I searched for the N99552 number and found this photo:

http://www.airport-data.com/aircraft/photo/001152142.html

You can just barely see the light on the lower left side of the cowl.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 04-03-2018, 02:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,080
Posted By JohnInReno
Pmag BR8EIX Iridium Electrode life?

I have been using the NGK BR8ES plugs and replacing them every year. I would like to try the Iridium plugs and I have a couple of questions:

1. Do they last more than 1 year?

2. What should the gap...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-18-2018, 11:57 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,842
Posted By JohnInReno
Stein

Another plug for Stein. Installed for months and no radio interference or problems.
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-13-2018, 01:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 927
Posted By JohnInReno
Same as Odyssey

I replaced an Odyssey PC680 with an EX900 using the same wires. The EX900 is physically the same as the EX680. A 1/4 inch ring terminal should work fine. You should be aware that the EX batteries...
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-12-2018, 03:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,793
Posted By JohnInReno
Battery

How about a different approach. An EarthX Lithium Iron battery has about 20% higher voltage to the starter. It made my starter problems disappear and saved 10 pounds in the process.
Forum: RV-10 02-25-2018, 01:12 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,956
Posted By JohnInReno
Stair tape

I installed the usual rubbery wing walk material but it disintegrated in flight. I believe that my paint was too "slippery" and allowed the material to separate. If I used that again, I would prep...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-06-2018, 04:22 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,700
Posted By JohnInReno
RV8A

All of the Cafe Foundation reports are available here:

http://cafe.foundation/v2/research_aprs.php
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-05-2018, 09:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 673
Posted By JohnInReno
Smile FF

My plane is similar to yours with completely different vendors. I have an RV9A with a Superior IO-320, dual Pmags, and AFS panel.

I also see a fluctuation in Fuel Flow even though my "Red Cube" is...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-04-2018, 12:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,700
Posted By JohnInReno
RV9A Cafe

The Cafe report for the RV9A shows 12 to 1 at 1738lbs and 95mph.

Edit: Idle power coarse pitch
Forum: RV-4 02-01-2018, 05:59 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 17,052
Posted By JohnInReno
No pics

Me too - no pics.

I want to see how this turns out.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-23-2018, 11:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,491
Posted By JohnInReno
Fit my 9A

The bolt pattern absolutely did match the firewall on my 9A. No problems at all.

Edit: I installed an ETX900.
Forum: RV-14 01-15-2018, 10:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,015
Posted By JohnInReno
Hope this helps

This is the only picture I can find. The round orange object below and in front of the oil filter is the B&C 8amp PM alternator. The orange part is always rotating when the engine is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-11-2018, 08:23 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,150
Posted By JohnInReno
wheel chocks

I realize that the OP wants to monitor the tire pressure from his bedroom:), but I thought I'd throw this out anyway. A pair of properly or accidentally constructed U shaped wheel chocks act like a...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-06-2018, 07:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 500
Posted By JohnInReno
Use the pmag

The pmag generates a tack signal even when it is grounded(like on a mag check). Look on page 8 of the 114 manual available here:

http://www.emagair.com/downloads/
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