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Forum: RV-7/7A 12-06-2018, 03:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,093
Posted By rockwoodrv9
Hey Paul, I was in GR today. I should have given...

Hey Paul, I was in GR today. I should have given you a call!! I have a project on Ionia Street downtown. Next time I am in town maybe we can get together.

I have to agree - this state has weird...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-03-2018, 01:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 497
Posted By rockwoodrv9
Bill, I used a plenum and probably have my baffle...

Bill,
I used a plenum and probably have my baffle seals in my hangar I didn't use. If you want it, I will be home Sunday and will check and send it to you. Let me know if you can wait until then.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-13-2018, 10:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,672
Posted By rockwoodrv9
Is there a concern that the fibers from the...

Is there a concern that the fibers from the airbox can get into the engine? Pictures I have seen and a couple airboxes that had wear damage I looked at, most of the damage was on the outside bottom...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 11-02-2018, 09:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,170
Posted By rockwoodrv9
You must be pretty busy to just be posting this...

You must be pretty busy to just be posting this now! Ha! Very cool videos Mike.
Forum: Texas (North) 11-01-2018, 05:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,742
Posted By rockwoodrv9
Hey Carl, I think that Howard used to belong to a...

Hey Carl, I think that Howard used to belong to a friend of mine. My friend had his in Placerville CA years ago. It was fun to ride in and huge inside. Boy was it loud!
Forum: Trip Write-ups 10-29-2018, 03:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,668
Posted By rockwoodrv9
You need to check in with Jim Berry when you head...

You need to check in with Jim Berry when you head to Colorado. He has a beautiful 10 and loves to mountain bike! Boy that 10 looks inviting. I don't think I would build again but buying a 10 may be...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-29-2018, 03:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 416
Posted By rockwoodrv9
If you are using the aluminum tube, maybe cut a...

If you are using the aluminum tube, maybe cut a couple of 1" ling pieces of old air hose, split, and put them over the tube. I did that first, then ordered a set of fuel lines from Tom.
Forum: Propellers 10-29-2018, 10:11 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,150
Posted By rockwoodrv9
I looked back in my records and my carbon fiber...

I looked back in my records and my carbon fiber spinner did come with the front plate with nutplates already installed. Mine does have the center pug that fits into the crush plate on the prop. It...
Forum: Propellers 10-28-2018, 01:08 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,150
Posted By rockwoodrv9
Sorry, I just noticed this question. I cant...

Sorry, I just noticed this question. I cant remember for sure, but I dont think it did come with hardware. When I mounted it, the screw holes matched perfectly the spinner plate I had. Thinking of...
Forum: Propellers 10-25-2018, 08:17 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,150
Posted By rockwoodrv9
I was going to cut mine but I saw they had a...

I was going to cut mine but I saw they had a carbon fiber one that looks amazing so I ordered it and it already fit perfect! I couldn't pass it up after seeing it.
Forum: RV-3 10-19-2018, 08:42 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 122,142
Posted By rockwoodrv9
Rob, that is quite a plane. I miss seeing it in...

Rob, that is quite a plane. I miss seeing it in my friends hangar! Im sure you saw his 6 when you were there. It is just as nice!! Have fun. I miss Glenwood Springs Hot Springs pool!
Forum: Trip Write-ups 10-17-2018, 08:40 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,159
Posted By rockwoodrv9
The picture of your daughter in your first post...

The picture of your daughter in your first post with a crab in one hand and hammer in the other is a crack up. What a fun trip. Make the most of time like that - they grow up fast!
Forum: Safety 10-15-2018, 07:36 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,130
Posted By rockwoodrv9
web camera

One bit of information that some may forget is highway web cameras, ski area cameras, and even airport cameras. They work for driving, can work for flying too.
Forum: Painting your RV 10-08-2018, 05:51 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,869
Posted By rockwoodrv9
I think Jim is correct. It needs something to...

I think Jim is correct. It needs something to pull your eye to the beak. Maybe the blue head part solid blue? Where the wing meets the fuselage, I would make the blue from the wing match in width to...
Forum: RV-9/9A 10-04-2018, 04:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,737
Posted By rockwoodrv9
Email me and i will send you my diagram with the...

Email me and i will send you my diagram with the G3X and Vertical Power system. Even if you don't use the Garmin or VP, it can give you an idea what a system looks like. Have fun.
Forum: Painting your RV 10-02-2018, 12:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 392
Posted By rockwoodrv9
Just use hardware store bolts that are ground to...

Just use hardware store bolts that are ground to an almost point and sanded so they are smaller than the "real" bolts. Wings come on and off in a few minutes that way. Once you put the "real" bolts...
Forum: Painting your RV 10-02-2018, 12:15 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,869
Posted By rockwoodrv9
Nice Mike. I did a quick copy and paste. I think...

Nice Mike. I did a quick copy and paste. I think you are going to love your new bird!
http://i1245.photobucket.com/albums/gg582/rockwoodrv9a/mike%20-%201_zpssyrzkwkr.jpg...
Forum: Painting your RV 09-25-2018, 08:04 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,869
Posted By rockwoodrv9
Looking good Mike. Getting the paint right is not...

Looking good Mike. Getting the paint right is not an easy thing.

I remember one guy printed out a bunch of blank views of his plane and worked with a high school art class teacher to get the...
Forum: RV-10 09-24-2018, 08:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,563
Posted By rockwoodrv9
Is it possible to 3d print a plug that could pop...

Is it possible to 3d print a plug that could pop in? You my have to force it a bit.

Since the only knowledge I have of 3d printing is reading Steve's thread, this idea may be nuts. I doubt all the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-06-2018, 06:19 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 34,328
Posted By rockwoodrv9
I thought it was going to be like the twin Yak...

I thought it was going to be like the twin Yak that Jack Links flys out of our airport. This looks pretty nice. I would be interested in the performance numbers and how the engines worked. I guess it...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-04-2018, 08:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,019
Posted By rockwoodrv9
I got my plans. I can send you the aileron page...

I got my plans. I can send you the aileron page if you want. It doesn't look like there is anything there that would need a rivet. I still think they were drilled to let water out - at least from the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-04-2018, 08:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,019
Posted By rockwoodrv9
I dont have my plans with me to check to see if...

I dont have my plans with me to check to see if there are drain hopes there but I remember several places where I drilled them. Do you have any builders that are close to you or could come over and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-04-2018, 12:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,019
Posted By rockwoodrv9
Just a guess, but maybe the drilled holes are in...

Just a guess, but maybe the drilled holes are in case water gets trapped in there?

Only you know how hard the plane hit the post. The damage looks minimal and could probably be pounded out....
Forum: RV-3 08-25-2018, 01:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,046
Posted By rockwoodrv9
I just left Chucks hangar. He still has has...

I just left Chucks hangar. He still has has beautiful extended and widened 6+. It was weird not seeing the red 3, but Chuck said it was going to a nice guy.

Rod - Im sure you will enjoy your new 3....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-09-2018, 06:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,200
Posted By rockwoodrv9
I haven't flown over the mountains back east, but...

I haven't flown over the mountains back east, but have flown over the Rockies. I would bet it isn't the same or even close. If you are coming from the east, you will not have any mountain flying so...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-07-2018, 03:51 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 44,607
Posted By rockwoodrv9
Good plan John. Best of luck with the final leg...

Good plan John. Best of luck with the final leg of the flight.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-06-2018, 10:50 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 44,607
Posted By rockwoodrv9
Make sure we know when he is ready to go. I want...

Make sure we know when he is ready to go. I want to follow that pretty close. Thanks.

Maybe have him update the blog too!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-05-2018, 11:11 PM
Replies: 713
Views: 430,324
Posted By rockwoodrv9
Nice dude!

Nice dude!
Forum: Trip Write-ups 07-30-2018, 05:32 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 44,607
Posted By rockwoodrv9
Correct. Looking at weather and winds, they do...

Correct. Looking at weather and winds, they do not look good for the next several days from Hilo to Concord unless he is above 15k. I imagine he needs good winds to make it from Hilo home.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 07-30-2018, 02:15 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 44,607
Posted By rockwoodrv9
Departed Christmas Island -headed to Hilo. Long...

Departed Christmas Island -headed to Hilo. Long flight.
https://memoryflightrtw.weebly.com/tracking.html
Forum: Trip Write-ups 07-27-2018, 11:48 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 44,607
Posted By rockwoodrv9
No tracking either. This is not the first time...

No tracking either. This is not the first time tracking was not working.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 07-27-2018, 10:53 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 44,607
Posted By rockwoodrv9
Must have been winds. Looks like he is tracking...

Must have been winds. Looks like he is tracking Cassidy International now. What a flight.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 07-21-2018, 10:34 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 44,607
Posted By rockwoodrv9
Greg, I could see you giving it a shot! Looks...

Greg, I could see you giving it a shot! Looks like it is about 2300 - 2500 miles, depending on landing airport. As the song says, thats a long time to hang in the sky.

I admire this guy for having...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 07-20-2018, 11:30 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 44,607
Posted By rockwoodrv9
He left Australia about 5 hours ago and is...

He left Australia about 5 hours ago and is getting close to the Solomon Islands. https://memoryflightrtw.weebly.com/tracking.html

I still can't believe he will fly from Hilo to San Francisco area. I...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-18-2018, 11:24 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 14,571
Posted By rockwoodrv9
I will have to check this out more when i have...

I will have to check this out more when i have some time, but this sounds great. Thanks for the update.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-17-2018, 11:12 PM
Replies: 423
Views: 99,877
Posted By rockwoodrv9
http://www.vansairforce.net/poh.htm

http://www.vansairforce.net/poh.htm
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 07-17-2018, 10:00 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 10,600
Posted By rockwoodrv9
I believe photobucket lowered their price to a...

I believe photobucket lowered their price to a reasonable amount.

edit: Just checked. $4 to $6 per month. http://photobucket.com/plans/
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-17-2018, 09:52 PM
Replies: 423
Views: 99,877
Posted By rockwoodrv9
Bill, if you could edit it for my A model, my...

Bill, if you could edit it for my A model, my engine,prop, and avionics, that would be great. My N number is 376E, so if you could make that change too, that will also be great.

Actually Bill, I...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 07-13-2018, 09:09 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 44,607
Posted By rockwoodrv9
I have been following this since the start. What...

I have been following this since the start. What an amazing journey. Looks like the long legs is about it left. Hard to believe a person could fly a homebuilt around the world.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-11-2018, 03:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 559
Posted By rockwoodrv9
Ben, I am not in town but email me if you need...

Ben, I am not in town but email me if you need anything. I have friends I could call if needed. Good luck.
Forum: RV-9/9A 07-04-2018, 08:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 578
Posted By rockwoodrv9
If I were redesigning the cowl, I would make the...

If I were redesigning the cowl, I would make the top longer on the sides so it is easier to get the bottom cowl off. If the top was 2" longer and bottom 2" shorter, life would be good!

I was...
Forum: Primers 07-02-2018, 10:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,292
Posted By rockwoodrv9
I have used a kitchen egg type beater on a drill...

I have used a kitchen egg type beater on a drill to mix paint before. If you can find a milkshake mixer rod, that would work too. If not, a piece of #3 rebar could be bent in the shape needed to mix....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-29-2018, 11:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,567
Posted By rockwoodrv9
Ron, email me for some info.

Ron, email me for some info.
Forum: RV-12 06-28-2018, 10:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,603
Posted By rockwoodrv9
Don, they are on sale for $60...

Don, they are on sale for $60 bucks!

http://widgets.harborfreight.com/wswidgets/common/displayCoupon.do?week=2618&campaign=b&page=coupon23.html&cust=10015977088&keycode=1021&single=true
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-27-2018, 08:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,543
Posted By rockwoodrv9
I got the flap system from Pat for my 9A and it...

I got the flap system from Pat for my 9A and it went in very easy. It should fit for the 7 as well. It was a pleasure to take the ramp with the RA sensor and throw them on the workbench!

I haven't...
Forum: RV-12 06-26-2018, 07:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,603
Posted By rockwoodrv9
Don, I use one to lift my 9A. It works great....

Don,
I use one to lift my 9A. It works great. What I did was build a wooden box about 12"x12"x24". I cant remember exact measurements but just make the box so you need to lift about 4" and not too...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 06-25-2018, 09:54 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 16,306
Posted By rockwoodrv9
Agree Mike. Im glad you two got together. Have...

Agree Mike. Im glad you two got together. Have fun!!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-25-2018, 09:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 965
Posted By rockwoodrv9
I did this on my canopy but went about .75 inch...

I did this on my canopy but went about .75 inch to match the foreskin and the back skin so the line is the same. It looks good but was tricky to get it to fit well. I had to readjust once I got the...
Forum: Safety 06-24-2018, 07:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,465
Posted By rockwoodrv9
A little more info

Report says Grandfather and Grandson. Wow, that is close to home. I dream of being able to take my grandsons up with me. Glad they both got out ok....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-21-2018, 08:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,137
Posted By rockwoodrv9
Best idea yet. With a friend, it would not be...

Best idea yet. With a friend, it would not be much trouble at all and probably as fast as loading and unloading. LOTS less chance of damage too. You may even let the local press know about it and...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 06-18-2018, 10:12 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 44,607
Posted By rockwoodrv9
Looks like he is on the move again. Wow, what a...

Looks like he is on the move again. Wow, what a flight.

https://memoryflightrtw.weebly.com/tracking.html
Forum: Trip Write-ups 06-15-2018, 09:25 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 44,607
Posted By rockwoodrv9
Made it to Greenland

Looks like he had his first big crossing and made it to Greenland. If I am reading it correct, about 4.5 hour flight. What an adventure.

https://memoryflightrtw.weebly.com/tracking.html
Forum: RV-10 06-14-2018, 09:41 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,080
Posted By rockwoodrv9
I love reading about guys with a plan to really...

I love reading about guys with a plan to really travel. Best of luck on your planning and then your trip. Your tank looks nice!
Forum: Trip Write-ups 06-13-2018, 10:12 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 44,607
Posted By rockwoodrv9
Ready to fly to Greenland?

Looks like he is about ready to cross over to Greenland. I can't tell by the tracking if he is heading out today or just landed in Iqaluit.
https://memoryflightrtw.weebly.com/tracking.html

What an...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 06-11-2018, 10:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,389
Posted By rockwoodrv9
Best of luck Mike with a great show and I hope...

Best of luck Mike with a great show and I hope you get big crowds!
Forum: Trip Write-ups 06-03-2018, 09:21 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 44,607
Posted By rockwoodrv9
Any update? I see by your tracking that you had a...

Any update? I see by your tracking that you had a flight today.Best of luck buddy. Have a great trip.
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 05-28-2018, 08:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,837
Posted By rockwoodrv9
I just read an update. Pilot and his wife...

I just read an update. Pilot and his wife identified. What a sad day. So sorry for the family....
Forum: RV-14 05-27-2018, 04:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,499
Posted By rockwoodrv9
Are we talking all props need to be clocked...

Are we talking all props need to be clocked correctly? My instructions for my 3 blade Catto didn't say anything about clocking it in any particular place. This may be another thing a non AP builder...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-22-2018, 08:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,697
Posted By rockwoodrv9
Im not so sure what is being said here. I believe...

Im not so sure what is being said here. I believe way more people stall with loss of engine than nose dive into the ground. Would it make sense to be nose heavy with trim on takeoff? Im a new pilot...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-20-2018, 09:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,803
Posted By rockwoodrv9
Wow, and no leaking fuel? You are right - like a...

Wow, and no leaking fuel? You are right - like a bowling ball.
Where are you in WA? Ive been doing a project in Seattle for a month or so and have another month to go. I would love to come by and...
Forum: Painting your RV 05-20-2018, 09:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 871
Posted By rockwoodrv9
I have had good luck with this. It is VERY...

I have had good luck with this. It is VERY hard....
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-20-2018, 09:10 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 19,372
Posted By rockwoodrv9
On my plenum, a BillL special, the oil dipstick...

On my plenum, a BillL special, the oil dipstick is not in the plenum area. I believe in his photo the dipstick is behind the large orange ducting. At least on a O-320, that is how it works. Here is...
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