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Forum: RV-10 Yesterday, 06:35 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,766
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 Yesterday, 08:13 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,766
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, 07:49 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,813
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, 01:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 649
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, 08:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 649
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, 01:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 514
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, 02:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,498
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, 08:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,032
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, 07:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 699
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: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 02-04-2019, 07:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 739
Posted By 9GT
I am liking this idea!

I am liking this idea!
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-03-2019, 09:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 579
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: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 02-03-2019, 09:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 231
Posted By 9GT
Nice looking panel labeling. May I ask who did...

Nice looking panel labeling. May I ask who did the labeling and is it silk screened?
Forum: RV-10 01-31-2019, 07:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,529
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, 09:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 777
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: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 01-29-2019, 08:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 357
Posted By 9GT
Another member beat you to it via a PM. I'll let...

Another member beat you to it via a PM. I'll let you know if the deal falls through for some reason. Thank you. Dave
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 01-29-2019, 10:03 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 357
Posted By 9GT
SOLD: Matco PVPV-D Parking Brake Valve $75 Shipped

I helped out my building buddy and flew down to Florida to help him go through his brake system on his Cozy MKIV we built. We installed this parking brake valve during the build and with over 10...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-27-2019, 02:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 660
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, 03:35 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 12,155
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, 05:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 636
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: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 01-25-2019, 12:58 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 284
Posted By 9GT
SOLD : Ray Allen G205 & G101 Stick Grips. $75 Shipped Free

I have two Ray Allen stick grips that came with my RV-9A project. They were on the sticks when I bought my project but I elected to go with Tosten Grips. I could only find one of the spacer...
Forum: RV-10 01-25-2019, 09:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,681
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, 08:57 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,940
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, 05:02 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 128,629
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, 11:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 518
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, 04:16 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,261
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, 07:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,040
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, 09:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,038
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, 09:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 722
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, 09:45 AM
Replies: 959
Views: 474,303
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, 05:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,762
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, 05:34 PM
Replies: 959
Views: 474,303
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, 12:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 651
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, 07:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 719
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, 09:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,758
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, 09:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 674
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, 08:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 674
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, 07:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 374
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, 02:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,368
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, 08:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 712
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, 02:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 712
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, 05:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,289
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, 08:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,289
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...
Forum: RV-10 12-11-2018, 09:25 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,335
Posted By 9GT
Here are a couple photos of the fuel vent...

Here are a couple photos of the fuel vent fittings I found on my 9A quick build wings when I opened them up to add 3.5 gallon per side. The overall quality of the QB tanks left a lot to be desired...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-09-2018, 08:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,006
Posted By 9GT
Here are a few photos I have of my dual battery...

Here are a few photos I have of my dual battery installation on my RV-9A. I fabricated up a couple custom size boxes for Lithium Ion batteries. With the added weight of everything required for a...
Forum: RV-10 12-09-2018, 09:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,013
Posted By 9GT
I insulated the interior firewall on my RV-10...

I insulated the interior firewall on my RV-10 when I built it. I used a piece of cardboard and traced the firewall on it, then measured the approximate interior bracing and went from there cutting...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-30-2018, 08:23 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,376
Posted By 9GT
MGS L285 is an excellent choice for post cure...

MGS L285 is an excellent choice for post cure composite...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-22-2018, 08:41 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 16,059
Posted By 9GT
I have been waiting several months now for the...

I have been waiting several months now for the gascolators to become available again. My last communication with the distributor is that they had to return the last batch for O ring replacement.🤔
Forum: RV-10 11-20-2018, 11:00 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,215
Posted By 9GT
I had absolutely wonderful satellite reception...

I had absolutely wonderful satellite reception with my Garmin G3X antennas mounted on a shelf under the cowling on my RV-10 with the GTN-650 GPS antenna mounted on the cabin cover. I will be putting...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-20-2018, 10:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 665
Posted By 9GT
You could also sell the SL-30 along with the 420W...

You could also sell the SL-30 along with the 420W to help offset the cost of a GTN-650.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-19-2018, 02:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 622
Posted By 9GT
Yes that is what I did before my DAR A/W...

Yes that is what I did before my DAR A/W inspection on my RV-10. Prior to my DAR inspection, my DAR had a list of things he would require to see were completed, and fuel flow was on it. YMMV...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-17-2018, 07:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 525
Posted By 9GT
Sent you a PM Mark.

Sent you a PM Mark.
Forum: RV-10 11-15-2018, 12:51 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,180
Posted By 9GT
I agree with Carl here. Although I put my...

I agree with Carl here. Although I put my McMaster seal on the opening, I like the idea of it being on the door itself instead. It also eliminates the possibility of damaging the seal getting in...
Forum: RV-10 11-15-2018, 12:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 835
Posted By 9GT
Yep. Thats what I used when I built my -10. ...

Yep. Thats what I used when I built my -10. That tool looks interesting though.
Forum: RV-10 11-15-2018, 08:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 835
Posted By 9GT
I do,,,,;)

I do,,,,;)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-15-2018, 08:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 446
Posted By 9GT
I tried a stripper that sometimes worked...

I tried a stripper that sometimes worked properly, but more often did not. It was a cheap unit so I threw it out and reverted back to doing it with a razor blade also. Steinair has a good video on...
Forum: RV-10 11-14-2018, 09:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 835
Posted By 9GT
Looks like an easy tool to make!

Looks like an easy tool to make!
Forum: Florida (South) 11-13-2018, 08:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,572
Posted By 9GT
We have two snowbirds at our field (KGDW) in...

We have two snowbirds at our field (KGDW) in Michigan that leave their planes behind due to the high cost of desirable hanger space in Florida.
Forum: Painting your RV 11-10-2018, 04:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,337
Posted By 9GT
Robert,,,Like others have suggested, it will be...

Robert,,,Like others have suggested, it will be far easier to paint as a novice with acceptable results with the wings and control surfaces off the plane where you are not laying on your back. ...
Forum: California 11-09-2018, 07:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,512
Posted By 9GT
No experience with Kaiser NorCal but I sent an...

No experience with Kaiser NorCal but I sent an email to my primary care physician, explained what I wanted, and provided him a link to the FAA website which explained the basic med process. About a...
Forum: RV-10 11-09-2018, 08:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 648
Posted By 9GT
I mounted my GTN-650 GPS antenna on the cabin...

I mounted my GTN-650 GPS antenna on the cabin cover when I built my RV-10. I put it just aft of the joggle in the thin section of the cabin cover. I installed a foil ground plane for the antenna on...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-07-2018, 08:34 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,162
Posted By 9GT
I think what is more important than a small price...

I think what is more important than a small price difference is technical support after the sale. You canít go wrong going with Steinair, and a tech with answers is a phone call away. They have...
Forum: Tools 11-07-2018, 07:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,744
Posted By 9GT
Two Cozy MKIVís. I also fabricated a custom...

Two Cozy MKIVís. I also fabricated a custom snorkel when I built my RV-10 that was trimmed on the bandsaw.;)
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