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Forum: RV General Discussion/News Yesterday, 09:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 942
Posted By 9GT
I have been on the list for one of those...

I have been on the list for one of those gascolator's since last August,,,,,,any idea on when they will become available?:confused:
Forum: RV-10 04-22-2019, 07:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 342
Posted By 9GT
I did all the final rigging and adjusting when I...

I did all the final rigging and adjusting when I built my RV-10 while the airplane was still in my shop at home. It was large enough though that I could get both wings installed. It was quick and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-17-2019, 08:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 955
Posted By 9GT
I ordered my interior from them about 2 months...

I ordered my interior from them about 2 months ago. Very delightful to converse with and plan out the materials and color combination I wanted. The sample materials arrived about a week after I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-16-2019, 08:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 682
Posted By 9GT
I thought I was done with aviation but was wrong....

I thought I was done with aviation but was wrong. Biggest mistake I ever made was selling my beloved RV-10. The 9A will suit my needs now for economy of ownership and usage.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-16-2019, 11:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 682
Posted By 9GT
I transported my RV-9A from NC to Gladwin MI on...

I transported my RV-9A from NC to Gladwin MI on my 20' car hauler. The width of the tires on the gear fit over the trailer fenders so I built ramps and supports out of 2" X materials. I had a small...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 04-11-2019, 01:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 532
Posted By 9GT
Whats the date on the Battery pack?

Whats the date on the Battery pack?
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-11-2019, 12:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,658
Posted By 9GT
Just experienced a sudden injector failure in my...

Just experienced a sudden injector failure in my buddies Cozy MKIV a couple weeks ago down in Florida while he was practicing instrument approaches at Punta Gorda and I was safety pilot. The shaking...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-08-2019, 07:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 883
Posted By 9GT
The G3X needs a minimum of 10 volts to stay on...

The G3X needs a minimum of 10 volts to stay on when you crank the engine. Most starters will cause a momentary drop below that when first engaged. As mentioned, the GAD27 will take care of that...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-26-2019, 08:53 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,212
Posted By 9GT
I got very lucky this week and snagged a short...

I got very lucky this week and snagged a short number by mail. Seemed like every time there were short numbers available on the FAA website and I tried to reserve one on line, I would get the letter...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-14-2019, 03:10 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,957
Posted By 9GT
I wonder how uShip would work out price wise...

I wonder how uShip would work out price wise compared to the usual shippers used by Van's. Might be worth looking into on your next kit order that comes in large wooden crates. Vans can give you...
Forum: Tools 03-14-2019, 06:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 764
Posted By 9GT
Make sure that the adjustable set is able to move...

Make sure that the adjustable set is able to move in the yoke when the yoke and ram set is out of the squeezer. When I built my RV-10, the adjustable ram for my squeezer came from Avery and was very...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-13-2019, 09:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,707
Posted By 9GT
Hinges,,No pillowing.

Hinges,,No pillowing.
Forum: RV-10 03-08-2019, 01:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,294
Posted By 9GT
I wrapped mine with aluminum HVAC tape to give a...

I wrapped mine with aluminum HVAC tape to give a snug slip fit.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-08-2019, 01:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 491
Posted By 9GT
Maybe the risk of liability is keeping the...

Maybe the risk of liability is keeping the previous owner from supplying you with the bill of sale?
Forum: Tools 03-08-2019, 09:15 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,989
Posted By 9GT
Also keep in mind that MOST of the lower priced,...

Also keep in mind that MOST of the lower priced, and sometimes higher priced tools, are made in China. Craftsman tools have been manufactured in China for a number of years now and the quality is...
Forum: RV-10 03-04-2019, 10:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 437
Posted By 9GT
Makes sense. I also had the older plans that...

Makes sense. I also had the older plans that called for a straight fitting.
Forum: RV-10 03-04-2019, 07:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 437
Posted By 9GT
I had the same issue on mine. I marked the hose...

I had the same issue on mine. I marked the hose end fitting where there was a slight outward flare on the crimp fitting and took the hose off and carefully ground the edge flared out so it was...
Forum: RV-10 02-26-2019, 07:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 590
Posted By 9GT
Bingo! Don't cut that stick until you got it...

Bingo! Don't cut that stick until you got it rigged,,, and you do have a a fair amount of adjustment in the control rods while still maintaining thread depth integrity.
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-26-2019, 11:16 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,981
Posted By 9GT
Those brackets should have been reamed to size on...

Those brackets should have been reamed to size on a drill press to maintain a 90* alignment BEFORE the brackets were installed. It would have then been very easy to position the brackets in...
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-25-2019, 01:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,981
Posted By 9GT
Drill it .010 under size then ream.

Drill it .010 under size then ream.
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-25-2019, 08:18 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,981
Posted By 9GT
Back in my day as a machinist, we would chuck up...

Back in my day as a machinist, we would chuck up a new reamer and lightly hit it with a fine stone VERY LIGHTLY to remove any burrs and that would ensure a tight dowel or bushing fit. Easy enough to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-24-2019, 06:54 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,261
Posted By 9GT
I went with the low back seats to make it easier...

I went with the low back seats to make it easier to reach in back during flight in case I need to get something back there. Flight bag, sandwiches, beverages.
Forum: RV-10 02-22-2019, 01:09 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,798
Posted By 9GT
I like to use boiled linseed oil to protect the...

I like to use boiled linseed oil to protect the inside surfaces of tubing where you can't get painted. Dump some in, swish around and stand it on end to drain away the access.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-21-2019, 07:07 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,261
Posted By 9GT
I placed my order for a full leather interior...

I placed my order for a full leather interior last week. I was told that it would be 5-6 weeks before they start on mine due the amount of orders they received during the 15% off special they were...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-21-2019, 10:21 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,566
Posted By 9GT
Yep. Paid forum advertisers and they like to...

Yep. Paid forum advertisers and they like to keep the forum members informed AND they look out for our (experimental crowd) interests. You might shop for insurance for your project some day and...
Forum: RV-10 02-19-2019, 05:35 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,798
Posted By 9GT
The strength of the step is primarily going to...

The strength of the step is primarily going to depend on how well it was welded. Look closely for examples of an undercut weld. This will be a weak spot subject to cracking with use. ...
Forum: RV-10 02-19-2019, 07:13 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,798
Posted By 9GT
There a enough reports about steps breaking that...

There a enough reports about steps breaking that I took the time and effort to reinforce TIG weld the steps on my RV-10 before I installed them. On my RV-9A project, the steps were already installed...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-18-2019, 06:49 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,638
Posted By 9GT
Shane is correct here. You will want/need the...

Shane is correct here. You will want/need the GTN650 installation manual also so ask Stein to send email you the PDF, almost 900 pages. I took the time to print out a full copy and put it in a huge...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-14-2019, 12:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,380
Posted By 9GT
Its what he wanted to see, so that's what I made...

Its what he wanted to see, so that's what I made sure was there. Its HIS decision on weather or not to sign the AW certificate.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-14-2019, 07:31 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,380
Posted By 9GT
In making this decision you may want to check...

In making this decision you may want to check with your DAR if you are using one for your AW inspection. An alternate air source was on the list provided by my DAR that he wanted to see when I built...
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-10-2019, 12:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 884
Posted By 9GT
Don't trim your control stick until you have your...

Don't trim your control stick until you have your panel built and installed, all rigging completed, stick grips installed and your seats in place. IF you need to trim them you only want to trim...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-08-2019, 01:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,676
Posted By 9GT
Not always. I donate by PayPal and that just...

Not always. I donate by PayPal and that just identifies me by my email address and not my forum user name. I donít provide that personal information on any of forums that I belong to and that...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-07-2019, 07:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,190
Posted By 9GT
Make sure you are in compliance with airport...

Make sure you are in compliance with airport rules. There are many airports , public and private, that prohibit the storage of fuel outside of the plane in the hanger and they also prohibit fueling...
Forum: RV-10 02-04-2019, 06:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 878
Posted By 9GT
Same here when I built my -10. No interference...

Same here when I built my -10. No interference problems at all on my build.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-03-2019, 08:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 938
Posted By 9GT
I would rent it also when I get a little closer...

I would rent it also when I get a little closer to first flight.
Forum: RV-10 01-31-2019, 06:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,828
Posted By 9GT
Its not a fun job to do after the engine is hung...

Its not a fun job to do after the engine is hung but it is doable. Ask me how I know. :o
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-30-2019, 08:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 985
Posted By 9GT
When I bought my RV-9A project, it came with a FP...

When I bought my RV-9A project, it came with a FP prop. Having flown both FP and CS, it was a no brainer decision for me to swap out the FP for a CS MT on my -9A. Another benefit with my MT is...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-27-2019, 01:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 791
Posted By 9GT
You can also install a Garmin GAD 27. This nice...

You can also install a Garmin GAD 27. This nice little unit does some pretty cool stuff. https://buy.garmin.com/en-US/US/p/521821
Forum: Propellers 01-26-2019, 02:35 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 13,369
Posted By 9GT
I concur that this sort of damage to the prop...

I concur that this sort of damage to the prop should be caught at the pre-flight inspection. This damage may have occurred during the last flight prior to the OP's CI so I am not pointing a finger. ...
Forum: RV-4 01-25-2019, 04:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 792
Posted By 9GT
A heat gun can work sometimes and be very careful...

A heat gun can work sometimes and be very careful not to burn the composite. I would just cut and re-glass as needed. It really is not that difficult to do.
Forum: RV-10 01-25-2019, 08:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,899
Posted By 9GT
I think that the 3 blade in aluminum is going to...

I think that the 3 blade in aluminum is going to make you a little nose heavy. My RV-10 had the two blade Hartzell and had dual PC680's in the per plans tail location. Since I have short legs and...
Forum: Tools 01-25-2019, 07:57 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,161
Posted By 9GT
Last summer the airport I am building at had a...

Last summer the airport I am building at had a small fly-in with about 25 planes on the ramp. As usual, I was in the hanger working on my RV-9A. A short time after everyone flew off the field, an...
Forum: Fiberglass 01-24-2019, 04:02 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 131,105
Posted By 9GT
You can get dacron polyester fabric from just...

You can get dacron polyester fabric from just about any local fab store in various weights. When we were building the two Cozy MKIV's at my house, I would even find it on clearance once in a while in...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-24-2019, 10:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 590
Posted By 9GT
Garmin is very specific on what SD card to use,...

Garmin is very specific on what SD card to use, and even states a certain brand to use in the G3X installation manual: Page 20 section 1.5.5 SD Card. I never had any issues using the specified card...
Forum: Tools 01-20-2019, 03:16 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,450
Posted By 9GT
My set up is a lot like Larry's. 60 gallon...

My set up is a lot like Larry's. 60 gallon compressor with 1/2" regulator at the tank https://www.harborfreight.com/12-in-air-line-filter-regulator-with-gauge-68281.html set at 130 psi and a 50' run...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-11-2019, 06:42 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,261
Posted By 9GT
They seem to have a very nice selection of...

They seem to have a very nice selection of materials and colors with good pricing. I have an email in to get in on the 15% package discount going on until the 15th of this month, (its on the Home...
Forum: RV-10 01-10-2019, 08:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,154
Posted By 9GT
I also swapped the lock handle to the tunnel side...

I also swapped the lock handle to the tunnel side on both seats on my RV-10. I then made a 1/4" drive, 7/16" six point socket into a super thin wall that was dedicated to removing the rear seat...
Forum: RV-10 01-09-2019, 08:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 785
Posted By 9GT
I am more concerned about some nut job tampering...

I am more concerned about some nut job tampering with my fuel by dumping in some extra ingredients, than theft. I have no data if its ever been done to a plane on the ramp when no ones around, but...
Forum: RV-9/9A 01-08-2019, 08:45 AM
Replies: 959
Views: 484,193
Posted By 9GT
I agree Bob. I put one on my RV-10 and loved...

I agree Bob. I put one on my RV-10 and loved having it. I really enjoy fiberglass work also.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-07-2019, 04:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,970
Posted By 9GT
Not only would those access panels be an ugly...

Not only would those access panels be an ugly eyesore prone to water/air leaks, think RESALE value when you get to the point of selling your plane. That would be enough for me to walk away. I like...
Forum: RV-9/9A 01-07-2019, 04:34 PM
Replies: 959
Views: 484,193
Posted By 9GT
Fabricating a plug for a new snorkel. It will be...

Fabricating a plug for a new snorkel. It will be removable to ease the difficulty of removing/installing the lower cowling with a three blade prop, and it will also house a custom FAB. I don't...
Forum: Painting your RV 01-07-2019, 11:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 759
Posted By 9GT
My only concern with painting as you go over a 6...

My only concern with painting as you go over a 6 year period would be color match control. I painted my RV-10 when it was completely finished in my shop before I took it to the airport for first...
Forum: Propellers 01-06-2019, 06:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 787
Posted By 9GT
Tiffin Aire located in northern Ohio is an...

Tiffin Aire located in northern Ohio is an authorized service center for Sensenich propellers. The do outstanding overhauls and repairs. They also do pick-ups and deliveries in Michigan. My buddy...
Forum: RV-9/9A 12-30-2018, 08:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,790
Posted By 9GT
Vans prototype RV-9 was powered by a 118 hp...

Vans prototype RV-9 was powered by a 118 hp Lycoming O-235 engine. Build your plane per plans and light and you will hit those numbers Van's lists on their website. Van's aircraft is known for not...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-21-2018, 08:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 742
Posted By 9GT
It just needs to be warmed to soften up the...

It just needs to be warmed to soften up the proseal. This was a project where I was increasing the capacity of my fuel tanks and wanted to salvage the fuel filler flange. The whole end was...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-20-2018, 07:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 742
Posted By 9GT
Proseal peels off very easily using a little heat...

Proseal peels off very easily using a little heat from a heat gun and cleans up with paint stripper easily also.
A little heat with the heat gun and a putty knife seperated the fuel cap flange from...
Forum: Engine Monitors 12-19-2018, 06:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 423
Posted By 9GT
Here you go. 18 gauge shielded is...

Here you go. 18 gauge shielded is fine.
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01LYRHNEX/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4847/31448622217_138ac531a3_z.jpg...
Forum: RV-10 12-19-2018, 01:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,505
Posted By 9GT
Home equity loan is the way to go if you qualify....

Home equity loan is the way to go if you qualify. Lower interest rates and tax deductible.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-19-2018, 07:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 776
Posted By 9GT
Point well taken,,,Thanks Steve. I couldn't find...

Point well taken,,,Thanks Steve. I couldn't find any spec info for these antennas so I'll just order up a couple GA 26C antennas and use the knock off for a paper weight.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-18-2018, 01:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 776
Posted By 9GT
Low Cost Alternative For GA 26C G3X Antenna?

Just for grins I picked up one of these cheap GPS antennas that stated it was compatible to the Garmin GA 26C antenna....
Forum: RV-10 12-16-2018, 04:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,387
Posted By 9GT
Before you cut that firewall think about resale. ...

Before you cut that firewall think about resale. I would walk away from a RV with a firewall access panel, even if Vanís gave the OK to do it. Definitely exceeds MY comfort level.
Forum: RV-10 12-13-2018, 07:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,387
Posted By 9GT
I would not even consider cutting cutting the...

I would not even consider cutting cutting the firewall for an access panel. Remove the IP, then anything you can from there. Now remove the seats and control sticks. Law down a board and lots of...
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