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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-28-2014, 10:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,166
Posted By rkochcyxh
TCW Battery

Hi Bill
I've had the TCW IBBS backup battery for about 3 1/2 years. For the first two years I did nothing so naturally my battery went dead. I sent it back and paid to get it fixed. When they sent...
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-15-2013, 10:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,312
Posted By rkochcyxh
Dash Defrosters

I mounted 2 small computer fans in my RV9A tip-up. They are controlled by a single switch. I've used them twice so far. Both times it was morning and my tip-up started to fog up. Turn on the fans...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-03-2012, 04:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,670
Posted By rkochcyxh
Red face Thanks

I feel; like a fool for not knowing this. And you are probably wondering how can he possibly be building an air plane. When I'm stumped I ask. Thanks again guys.
Russel
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-03-2012, 11:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,670
Posted By rkochcyxh
Need help reading forums

I know my eyes are going, but I am having a really hard time reading the forums on my laptop. This just started a couple of weeks ago. I'm sure I did something to the computer. The opening page is...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-25-2012, 09:23 AM
Replies: 423
Views: 97,191
Posted By rkochcyxh
Hi Brian I would love a copy also. Watch your...

Hi Brian
I would love a copy also. Watch your co-pit. They grow up way toooo fast.
Thanks Russel Koch
jrkoch@shaw.ca
Forum: RV-9/9A 01-17-2012, 10:02 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,292
Posted By rkochcyxh
Flex fuel lines

i have to do my fuel lines shorty. where are you getting the flex fuel lines from.
thanks
russel koch
RV9A Working on wiring and conopy.
Forum: Reviews 10-16-2011, 06:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,541
Posted By rkochcyxh
Darwin, I am installing the same lights in my...

Darwin,
I am installing the same lights in my RV9A. Have you got any pictures that you can share on how you did your installation. I would love to see how yours turned out. Thanks
Russel Koch
RV9A
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-14-2011, 11:17 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 587
Posted By rkochcyxh
Elevator electric trim rod length

Back in 2005 I bought the Ray Allen Trim for my RV9A. Now I'm starting to get every thing set up. I can't find the length of the push rod or the distance from the centre of the two clevis pins...
Forum: GPS 07-02-2011, 11:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,493
Posted By rkochcyxh
Placed Outside

If the antennas are placed on the top of the fuselage just behind the plexi glass, would that not give me better reception than on the glaresheild under the plexiglass?. But at what cost to speed? We...
Forum: GPS 07-02-2011, 08:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,493
Posted By rkochcyxh
Question placement of garmin antennas for dual G3X

I'm hoping someone has the G3X and the Garmin antennas for them. I'm installing two G3X's, one has weather and XM. The question is, where to mount the antennas. One is the white rectangle and the...
Forum: Electrical Systems 06-11-2011, 09:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 939
Posted By rkochcyxh
Breaker for misc equipment RV-9

I'm almost finished my panel. I'm still trying to find breakers sizes(value)for the following equipment:
Heated pitot tube Gretez,
Flap actuator from Vans,
Master Main Relay,
Starter relay,
Starter...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-20-2011, 10:35 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 623
Posted By rkochcyxh
Mounting GSU 73 in 9A tipup

Does anyone have any pictures on how and where you've mounted the GSU 73 for the Garmin G3X in a RV7 or 9 tipup. I would love to get it installed this weekend.
Just one more job to do.
Thanks...
Forum: RV-9/9A 05-08-2011, 03:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,290
Posted By rkochcyxh
Map Box

I think I have this picture insertion figured out. If not I'm going to go out to the hanger and work on the plane instead. It is a lot less stressful than trying to insert a...
Forum: RV-9/9A 05-08-2011, 02:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,290
Posted By rkochcyxh
Map Box

Russell,
If this works I'll send alone three pictures of my map box. I install the hinge upside down and moved it out about an 1/8" The door was remade because I made the other one too...
Forum: RV-9/9A 05-07-2011, 10:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,290
Posted By rkochcyxh
Map Box

I made a new door and used a new piece of hinge. The first one didn't work. Then I reversed the hinge so that the roll of the hinge faces down. If I make it out to the hanger tomorrow I'll take a...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-29-2011, 06:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,629
Posted By rkochcyxh
Thumbs up Larger of the Two

Thanks Guys,
After reading everybody replies I think I will install the larger oil cooler that Vans offers. The "2006A" is also designed for the I0-360 200HP and the IO-540. I place an order with...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-27-2011, 12:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,629
Posted By rkochcyxh
Oil Coolers

I'm put an IO360 in my RV9A. It is rated at 180hp. My question is on oil coolers Vans offers the Cooler II or the Cooler 20006A. Will the Cooler II do the job in keeping the oil temp in check. We can...
Forum: COMM 03-27-2011, 09:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,349
Posted By rkochcyxh
Thumbs up thanks

thanks guys. I think I'll start at 6 3/16 wide and I'll go to 5 1/2 high. As you said I can always make it larger.
Russel Koch
RV9A
C-GKOC;)
Forum: COMM 03-27-2011, 03:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,349
Posted By rkochcyxh
Size for cutout in panel

I'm cutting my panel. The radio stack has A Garmin GMA240, SL30,SL40 and a Transponder GTX327. Has anybody put in the same stack and if so what size hole did you cut. So far I'm thinking Width 6 1/8...
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-26-2011, 09:20 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 11,805
Posted By rkochcyxh
Aveo 6 in 1s

My 6 in 1s were shipped on Tuesday of last week. I should have them in the next day or so. I bought them from the Canadian Distrubutor. AveoCanada
Russel Koch
RV9A
C-GKOC reserved
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-09-2011, 07:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,568
Posted By rkochcyxh
MGL Tach

I have a MGL tach in my Ercoupe. I never notice a lag during startup or when I shut the engine done, but then I don't know if I've ever checked. I have noticed a lag in my run-up, doing a mag check....
Forum: RV-9/9A 12-31-2010, 04:27 PM
Replies: 924
Views: 437,246
Posted By rkochcyxh
Thumbs up Cabin Heat Boxes

Hi Dave
Love your panel.
I'm getting ready to mount my cabin heat boxes. I'm also using two. Where did you mount yours cabin boxes.
Thanks
Russel Koch
RV9A
SteinAir will be sending my parts and pcs...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-06-2010, 12:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,750
Posted By rkochcyxh
Crow Harness Strap size and pads

I'm ready to order my seat belts from Crow. I was in an accident 4 years ago and the seat belt saved me, but I did break a lot of bones and I suffered a collapsed lung and broken ribs. If I order 3"...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-01-2009, 11:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,771
Posted By rkochcyxh
Post Rudder brake pedals and Plastic block

I'm trying to mount the rudder and brake pedals (WD 655L and WD655R) in the hard plastic blocks(F6116) The pre drilled holes are really tight. Does a person use a hammer to tap them in or should I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-25-2008, 11:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,259
Posted By rkochcyxh
I've debured the ends of the housing and when I...

I've debured the ends of the housing and when I slide the bushing in, it makes it half way and it's still lose. Then it binds. It doesn't matter what end I start from. What is the best way to ream...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-25-2008, 11:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,259
Posted By rkochcyxh
I've debured the ends of the housing and when I...

I've debured the ends of the housing and when I slide the bushing in, it makes it half way and it's still lose. Then it binds. It doesn't matter what end I start from. What is the best way to ream...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-24-2008, 10:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,259
Posted By rkochcyxh
Question How snug is just right?

I'm working on the aileron bellcrank in the RV9A (WD-421). The bellcrank rotates around the brass bushing. But how lose or tight should the fit between the two be. Right now I have to push the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-15-2008, 09:56 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 776
Posted By rkochcyxh
Question What am I missing? Wings ready to start.

I finished my tail feathers last week and I'm ready, maybe, to start work on my QB wings. I think I have to consider, landing lights, were are they going, electrical for the lights, pitot heat/ tube,...
Forum: GPS 05-17-2008, 11:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,743
Posted By rkochcyxh
Question Cost on 430

I'm looking at putting a Garmin430 GNS in my 9A. The only price I can find for a new one is an install price.
1. Can I install it?
2. Is it that difficult to install?
3. What should a new one cost...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-05-2007, 10:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,164
Posted By rkochcyxh
Northern Canada Trip

Great writeup. Brought back lots of memories. I lived in Yellowknife back in 73/74 and moved to Inuvik 75/77. Thanks for the writeup.
Russel
RV9A Emp almost done and QB fuse and wings in hanger
Forum: COMM 08-05-2007, 09:11 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 13,313
Posted By rkochcyxh
A210 group buy

I'm in for one. Thanks Russel
Forum: RV-9/9A 07-22-2007, 08:49 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,328
Posted By rkochcyxh
Cost and weight about the same

I'm really looking at a 0-360 low compression and a fixed pitch prop. About 170hp and the weight is actually about the same or a little less than a 0-3.20 with a c/s prop. Cost is cheaper than the...
Forum: Canada 04-08-2007, 12:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,032
Posted By rkochcyxh
Didn't get a price

I didn't get an price or quote for the shipping either. I get a fair amount of freight from Vancouver to Medicine Hat and it cost me over $700.00 for something the size of an RV9 quick build. The...
Forum: Canada 04-05-2007, 10:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,032
Posted By rkochcyxh
Medicine Hat Alberta

I went and picked up my QB wings and QB fusalage last fall. Went though the Crowsnest Pass , Cranbrook and down thought Spokane and then Portland. Great trip. I pulled a 18 ft flatdeck behind a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-23-2007, 06:06 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,112
Posted By rkochcyxh
POOKIE

"POOKIE" Pookie is the name of a flying rabbit. My wife is an English Instructor and she remembers reading the books many years ago. I don't like the picture of pookie and I hope my daughter will...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-17-2007, 12:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,722
Posted By rkochcyxh
Dual light speed Backup?

Walt
With dual LS what do you have for a backup incase of electrical failure? I really like the idea.
Thanks
Russel Koch
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-16-2007, 10:02 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,807
Posted By rkochcyxh
12.5 per week

Hi Chris
I was putting in between 10 and 15 hours per week. I try and work 1.5 hr per night during the week and 2 to 4 hours on Sat and Sun. I normally get up before my wife on the weekend and as...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-29-2006, 10:06 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,080
Posted By rkochcyxh
Not in my part of Canada

So, I got my HD TV hooked up to my PVR so I record 16Right. Now I find out that where I live in Canada it is not on TV at all. HD or otherwise. I quess I'll look into buying it on DVD sooner or...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-12-2006, 10:08 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 7,644
Posted By rkochcyxh
396 or 496

Either one depending on price.
thanks
Russel Koch
Emp nearly finished QB wings and fusalage in hanger
Forum: RV-9/9A 09-25-2006, 09:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,418
Posted By rkochcyxh
I think I'll wait

Based on your comments I think I'll wait until I have the trim tab installed and then Ill mount everything to fit. Thanks guys
Russel Koch
Forum: RV-9/9A 09-24-2006, 09:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,418
Posted By rkochcyxh
Installing Elevator trim Servo

I was just about to install the "Ray Allen T3-12A Servo" on the E-616PP Cover Plate (trim tab for elevator) when it dawned on me that I couldn't find the measures for attaching the EET-602B R&L...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-15-2006, 12:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 858
Posted By rkochcyxh
Electrical Systems Learning

Anybody know of a good book or place to find out about wiring my RV9A. I thought I would do some homework on it now. Thanks , in advance. Emp should be finished this weekend. QB wings and fuselage...
Forum: RV-9/9A 08-28-2006, 04:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,352
Posted By rkochcyxh
Dynon+SL30+396

I quess a lot depends on how much money I want to spend and how often I need to fly IFR. I'm sure there are a lot of pilots out there who do not have an IFR GPS. I honestly can't see myself flying a...
Forum: RV-9/9A 08-28-2006, 07:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,352
Posted By rkochcyxh
GNS 430 vs SL30 and Garmin 296 / 396

Trying to decide between a Garmin GNS430 or a SL30 Nav/Com and a Garmin 296or 396. Price wise the SL30 combo is about 1K or so cheaper. Also if I go with the 396 a have weather and radio if I want to...
Forum: RV-9/9A 08-13-2006, 09:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 818
Posted By rkochcyxh
Crossing the border into Canada

I'm going to pick up my QB wings and fuselage from Vans next week.(I haven't been this excited in a long time) The trip by truck is 17hrs long and I have to clear customs coming back into Canada....
Forum: RV-9/9A 08-13-2006, 09:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,493
Posted By rkochcyxh
Nut Plates on Rudder Bottom

I'm getting ready to rivet the R-918 bottom attach strip to the rudder bottom. Should I be looking at attaching the rudder bottom (R-911) with nut plates instead of rivets? What about the rudder tip...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-09-2006, 10:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 841
Posted By rkochcyxh
Love my squeezer

I bought my tools from Planetools.com and received a 3" C squeezer. I've tried a manual squeezer and the phuematic is a joy to use. I use it to squeeze rivets and for dimpling. Right now I would not...
Forum: RV-9/9A 07-08-2006, 10:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,188
Posted By rkochcyxh
Options for the quick build

Morning people
I've order my QB fusalage and wings yesterday and now I have to decide on some of the options. I know I've read this before, but I can't find it. Aileron trim, manual or electric? Its...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-27-2006, 07:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,852
Posted By rkochcyxh
Thanks guys. I think I will remove it before I...

Thanks guys. I think I will remove it before I debur. I want my plane painted in the end anyway.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-27-2006, 02:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,852
Posted By rkochcyxh
Blue protective wrap

How long can I leave the blue protective wrap on the skins before it becomes next to impossible to remove? Once we left it on a skylight outside and we had to order a new window because the sun...
Forum: Tools 06-19-2006, 11:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,069
Posted By rkochcyxh
Yes, I am talking about the DRDT-2.

Yes, I am talking about the DRDT-2.
Forum: Tools 06-18-2006, 03:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,069
Posted By rkochcyxh
Thumbs up DRDT-2 it's great

I bought a DRGT-2 from Brown Tool's and it's great. Its quiet, and you can hold the part with one hand and dimple with the other. I've used the standard C-Frame and this one is well worth the extra...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-18-2006, 01:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,045
Posted By rkochcyxh
conduit for lighting

I would like to run conduit thought my 9A for all of my lighting requirements.Eg. Tail and wings and lights. Is there a special conduit that I should be using or do I just pick it up from my...
Forum: Tools 05-30-2006, 11:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,797
Posted By rkochcyxh
Even in Canada;eh

Went into the Home Depot in Alberta, Canada. The staff didn't know if they had any or not. The price was not the same but the valve was still there. I bought 2 pkg for a total of 8 clamps. You can...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-28-2006, 10:40 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,536
Posted By rkochcyxh
A little of both

When I decided to build my RV9, I went to the bank and got line of credit for the plane for $50,000.00. My reason. I will not stop because I don't have the cash on hand at the time. If I see a deal I...
Forum: RV-9/9A 04-22-2006, 10:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 862
Posted By rkochcyxh
Post Bow in Spar Doubler

I hope to start my emp tomorrow. I was looking at the parts that I will start with and noticed that both spar doubler plates (HS-906 and HS-907) have a slight bow. When laid flat the middle is 1/4"...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-22-2006, 01:16 AM
Replies: 253
Views: 22,449
Posted By rkochcyxh
Smile RV-9A Carpenter

I'm a carpenter/General Contractor in Alberta Canada. I was an Air Traffic Controller 28 years ago. Did that for nearly 7 years. Got my ppl 30 years ago and quit flying when I quit ATC. I was in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-19-2006, 12:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,676
Posted By rkochcyxh
Thumbs up I bought my tools from Isham's in Jan. He shipped...

I bought my tools from Isham's in Jan. He shipped when he said he would and received the tools in less than 10 days. Not bad, coming to Canada. I phoned him and substitued and deleted some tools....
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-12-2006, 08:10 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 782
Posted By rkochcyxh
Post Looking to buy construction videos

Hi everybody.
I'm looking to purchase any used construction videos/DVD relating to the RV9. If you have finished your plane and wouldn't mind parting with them give me a call 403-502-5082. I usually...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-29-2006, 11:05 PM
Replies: 92
Poll: Builders Age
Views: 7,621
Posted By rkochcyxh
I feel right at home. Come **** or high water I'm...

I feel right at home. Come **** or high water I'm going to start a QB RV9 before I turn 53. That happens to be May.I would sure like to finish before I turn 55.
Forum: RV-9/9A 01-18-2006, 08:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 863
Posted By rkochcyxh
Thanks Mel. One more decision out of the...

Thanks Mel. One more decision out of the way
Russel
Forum: RV-9/9A 01-18-2006, 12:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 863
Posted By rkochcyxh
Trim tab Electric and no power

I think I have decided to go for electric trim tabs for my RV9A. If you have a complete electrical failure or a short in the wiring how hard is it to overcome the elevator when you come in to land?...
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