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Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) Yesterday, 06:58 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 331
Posted By Doug Rohrer
O-290

PM sent requesting info.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-17-2018, 03:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 193
Posted By Doug Rohrer
Flap Rod Length

Thanks for the quick response. I have the wings temporarily mounted and this is the next item on the list. I am off to the lathe to cut down and rethread the rods.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-17-2018, 02:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 193
Posted By Doug Rohrer
correct Length for Flap Pushrods

I am building a -9A but I believe the answer applies to -7"s also. Drawing 33 shows the bare flap pushrod length should be 4 7/8" long, with an approximate distance between bearing centers at 6 5/8"....
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 09-10-2018, 05:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 537
Posted By Doug Rohrer
Will Split Up

I got no serious takers for the original offer, so I am now willing to sell each system separately as well as pay freight to CONUS to sweeten the deal.
Price is $1000.00 each shipped. Thus is about...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 09-04-2018, 09:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 537
Posted By Doug Rohrer
FS: Trio Avionics Two Axis Autopilot System with Mounts

This package includes the following:

EZ Pilot Autopilot Control Head LCD Display
EZ-3 Altitude Control w/VS & Altitude Preselect Control with LCD switch module, rotary encoder, electronics module...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-02-2018, 10:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 621
Posted By Doug Rohrer
Center Quadrant

I have a two-lever quadrant that was in an RV-9A. It is the Van's CT82F Deluxe quadrant with a fabricated bracket for center mounting. It includes cables for an O-320 E2D engine plus all mounting...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-29-2018, 06:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,004
Posted By Doug Rohrer
Stow Your Chairs

I have made some connections with some of the folks that work in the various booths and tents near the flight line. If I ask nice, they have always let me stow my folding chairs in/around their...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-29-2018, 07:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 711
Posted By Doug Rohrer
Camshaft Mod

Thanks Jesse. I will contact Crankcase Services on Monday.

I learned about this problem while attending the Lycoming engine tear-down/assembly class at OSH last week. I was not the only one in the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-27-2018, 03:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 711
Posted By Doug Rohrer
Two-Piece to One-Piece Camshaft Conversion

I am accumulating parts to assemble an O-320 D2B engine for my RV-9A. I have almost everything I need with one issue. I bought a new one-piece cam kit but then learned the accessory case I have is...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-12-2018, 07:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,235
Posted By Doug Rohrer
Engine Build

I am near the same point in my -9A build with an engine in the same state. I will be watching closely, as I plan to rebuild it myself.
Forum: RV-9/9A 03-08-2018, 06:50 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,348
Posted By Doug Rohrer
Lots of good info on this and related threads....

Lots of good info on this and related threads. After shopping for both O-320 and O-360 used engines, I found a deal on an O-320 that was a fresh rebuild on the lower end with no cylinders, which was...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-01-2018, 08:25 AM
Replies: 291
Views: 100,503
Posted By Doug Rohrer
Baja Design is RV-9A?

Looking through this thread, I see most of the wingtip installations have been done in -7"s and -8's. I am under the impression the RV-9(A) has a different wingtip profile that may be smaller with...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-28-2018, 01:53 PM
Replies: 291
Views: 100,503
Posted By Doug Rohrer
One of each?

This is a great thread. I am nearing the point of needing to commit to a lighting solution to finish my wings and am interested in the Baja Design products for landing/taxi lights for my RV-9A. It...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-28-2018, 01:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,239
Posted By Doug Rohrer
That's great story Mike. I know when you started...

That's great story Mike. I know when you started the build several years ago you had dreams of her learning to fly your plane. Maybe it will happen yet!

Get back up there and fly off those...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-25-2018, 04:58 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 429
Posted By Doug Rohrer
Tank Dies?

As a new builder, I am a little confused about the difference between tank dimple dies and regular dimple dies. What is the difference and why not use tank dies everywhere?
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-12-2018, 02:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,609
Posted By Doug Rohrer
For those of you following this thread, I found a...

For those of you following this thread, I found a service that will run in my new engine on a dyno for four hours for $776. That accomplishes most of the cylinder break in and helps avoid any glazing...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-10-2018, 10:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,609
Posted By Doug Rohrer
Lots of good info here, especially Mahlon's...

Lots of good info here, especially Mahlon's article. I will look for the ground cooling rig Paul referred to. I will also investigate having the engine run in on a test stand. That would take out a...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-10-2018, 04:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,609
Posted By Doug Rohrer
The last sentence of the last post is my major...

The last sentence of the last post is my major concern. I am having trouble imagining getting in a brand new airplane that has never even been taxied and blasting off for several hours at full power....
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-10-2018, 04:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,609
Posted By Doug Rohrer
Break In Procedure

I will be building a Lycoming O-320 from a set of parts I am buying from various sources with the help of an A&P. My question concerns the break in procedure required. According to the Lycoming...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-09-2018, 07:57 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,607
Posted By Doug Rohrer
I wish you guys would stop holding back and tell...

I wish you guys would stop holding back and tell me what you really think! I used the very helpful search tool here and read many posts about mags and EI. Given my current situation, I was leaning...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-08-2018, 10:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,607
Posted By Doug Rohrer
Ditch the Slick?

I bought an O-320 engine that came with two Slick mags that need rebuilding before running. The model numbers are 4370 and 4347. I understand the 4347 is a retard timing mag that should have a Slick...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-08-2018, 08:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 514
Posted By Doug Rohrer
EI will not be an issue as I would probably go...

EI will not be an issue as I would probably go with one or two pmags rather the crank sensor systems. Looks like I am good to go with what I have. Thanks to all.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-07-2018, 08:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 514
Posted By Doug Rohrer
Why 149T gear?

Thanks for all the responses. I am feeling better about what I have. But I don't understand why I would want to change out the ring gear if I have a perfectly good 122T starter. Is there some gear...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-07-2018, 04:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 514
Posted By Doug Rohrer
O-320-D2B Flywheel

I recently purchased an O-320-D2B narrow deck engine less cylinders for my RV-9A project. I wanted to use new cylinders anyway, so I was glad to find a deal that did not include reworked cylinders....
Forum: RV-9/9A 01-04-2018, 02:59 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,348
Posted By Doug Rohrer
Thanks Carl. Giving me pause...

Thanks Carl. Giving me pause...
Forum: RV-9/9A 01-03-2018, 09:49 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,348
Posted By Doug Rohrer
Thanks to All

Glad to see the thread got back on track after a little drift. As my friend Fearless stated, I have about 500 hours in a -9A with a 160HP O-320 that was lost in a landing accident near Oshkosh 3 1/2...
Forum: RV-9/9A 01-02-2018, 06:01 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,348
Posted By Doug Rohrer
IO-360 in an RV-9A?

I have to make a decision soon on the engine I plan to use in my RV-9A build. I know the O-320 is the recommended engine, especially the 160 HP version. While looking for a used O-320, I ran across...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-24-2017, 01:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,129
Posted By Doug Rohrer
Anti-rotation bracket is in place and so is...

Anti-rotation bracket is in place and so is safety wire. I used an endoscope camera to go in through the fuel filler and down through the holes in the ribs to see the plumbing. Cool tool....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-24-2017, 01:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,419
Posted By Doug Rohrer
I saw it and that is what I am going to do....

I saw it and that is what I am going to do. Thanks.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-24-2017, 06:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,129
Posted By Doug Rohrer
Van's SB claims an incident like this is what...

Van's SB claims an incident like this is what triggered the fix in the first place. I can imagine it would be hard to diagnose at first. Even with the tube completely off, I believe the engine would...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-23-2017, 03:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,419
Posted By Doug Rohrer
Carl, the holes provided are about .430 dia. and...

Carl, the holes provided are about .430 dia. and I need about .650 for my CPVC pipe. However, I can easily open them up with the wing open. I will also need to make new holes from the bellcrank bay...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-23-2017, 03:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,129
Posted By Doug Rohrer
Wow! There must be a lot of you guys cruising VAF...

Wow! There must be a lot of you guys cruising VAF on your day off! Lots of good answers. I dug around some more in the files and folders I got with the project and found a copy of the SB with...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-23-2017, 11:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,129
Posted By Doug Rohrer
Newbie Proseal Question

I bought a project RV-9 with tanks already built. They were built before the SB 06-2-23 came out about safety wiring the fuel pick up tube to prevent the nut from coming loose. Of course, this SB was...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-23-2017, 11:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,419
Posted By Doug Rohrer
Ahhh... Good point about not blocking the large...

Ahhh... Good point about not blocking the large holes. I will rethink my plan. Thanks.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-23-2017, 08:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,419
Posted By Doug Rohrer
I plan to use service loops and a termination...

I plan to use service loops and a termination block in the wing root to allow more panel wiring to be done before the wings are installed. Searching through some old threads, it appears the best...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-22-2017, 10:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,419
Posted By Doug Rohrer
I used to own a -9A and had to add several wires...

I used to own a -9A and had to add several wires into the existing wings for an autopilot. It was a hassle, especially at the wing root. The tips were riveted on. I was planning to leave gaps in the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-22-2017, 09:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,419
Posted By Doug Rohrer
Wing Wiring Conduit

I am starting work on a set of RV-9 wings I bought as a partially completed project. I plan to use CPVC pipe with riveted hangers through one of the lightening holes in the ribs. I will leave a gap...
Forum: RV-9/9A 11-01-2017, 03:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,529
Posted By Doug Rohrer
Smile The Deed is Done!

What Fearless is referring to is the fact that I bought a flying RV-9A back in 2009 and then crashed it going into Oshkosh in 2014. The plane was a total loss and I had to have multiple foot...
Forum: RV-9/9A 10-28-2017, 08:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,529
Posted By Doug Rohrer
Kits are not current

The kits were purchased in 2004. The tail is built and the wings are partially built. Does the age make a difference? If I do this, I will probably be buying a QB fuselage to move forward. Any...
Forum: RV-9/9A 10-28-2017, 05:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,529
Posted By Doug Rohrer
RV-9 and 9A Wings and Enpennage the Same?

I have a chance to buy a project that consists of a set of partially built tail feathers and wings originally intended for a -9. I am interested in building a -9A. It is my understanding that these...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-15-2015, 11:43 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 22,107
Posted By Doug Rohrer
Flames?

On a lighter note, it seems top me the OP was asking for this problem, given the flame paint job and all. Remember the guy who had a lightning bolt painted on his tail, and then had a lightning...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-24-2014, 01:38 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 46,700
Posted By Doug Rohrer
EL Strip

I have flown at night a few times with the green EL strip I posted about back in March. It works great, and makes no shadows, since the light comes continuously from under the glare shield. Total...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-18-2014, 04:01 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 10,521
Posted By Doug Rohrer
Almost a 14

I added AntiSplat's "Almost a 14" mod to my RV-9a. Made a big improvement in comfort on long cross-country flights.
Forum: RV-9/9A 07-16-2014, 04:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,166
Posted By Doug Rohrer
I am 6'4" and 240 lbs. I fit in my 9A slider...

I am 6'4" and 240 lbs. I fit in my 9A slider without bumping my head, even with a hat under my headset. I did install Allan's Almost a 14 mod, which I highly recommend. The reach to the panel is much...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-27-2014, 08:50 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 21,676
Posted By Doug Rohrer
Try This

http://www.earthkind.com/

John Deere sells it. The website even says it keeps mice out of "RV's"! :D
Forum: Safety 06-17-2014, 10:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 946
Posted By Doug Rohrer
Compatability Setting?

Try changing the compatibility setting on your computer. I had a similar issue on another website that was fixed this way.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-01-2014, 07:57 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,061
Posted By Doug Rohrer
Works Good

I have three in the plane for when the sun is low and coming through the front. You need to double up sometimes. If they loose the static cling, just rub it against some cloth and it picks up enough...
Forum: RV-9/9A 05-02-2014, 08:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,484
Posted By Doug Rohrer
Finally Doing It!

I bought new standard Van's cables for my -9a with an O-320 engine and the mounting bracket. Looking at panel pics all over VAF, I see this bracket is sometimes mounted flush with the main panel, and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-23-2014, 08:41 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,250
Posted By Doug Rohrer
Unhappy Bad Timing!

I wish this device would have been available just BEFORE I had to replace my vacuum pump and then my Attitude Indicator! Cost would have been about the same...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-22-2014, 07:21 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,495
Posted By Doug Rohrer
Thumbs up Success!

Lots of good info here. I got the job done tonight by using the Mahon trick of prying the valve spring down slightly with a pry bar stuck into the adjoining spring. With the valve depressed a little,...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-21-2014, 07:24 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,495
Posted By Doug Rohrer
Thanks Gary, Paul and Dan. I got the whole...

Thanks Gary, Paul and Dan. I got the whole exhaust tappet all the way out and got it to collapse real good. I can only get the upper part of the intake tappet to come clear out of the bore. The lower...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-21-2014, 06:27 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,495
Posted By Doug Rohrer
This works on exhaust valve, but intake tappet...

This works on exhaust valve, but intake tappet will not collapse.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-21-2014, 05:28 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,495
Posted By Doug Rohrer
Even with valves closed there is pressure on the...

Even with valves closed there is pressure on the pushrods. There has to be or the valves would be noisy.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-21-2014, 05:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,495
Posted By Doug Rohrer
How to install rocker arms

I had to replace a leaking pushrod tube seal on my O-320. No problem getting everything off. However, the tappets seem to be holding the pushrods out enough to prevent sliding the rocker shaft back...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-17-2014, 09:28 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,972
Posted By Doug Rohrer
Spare Cap

I always carry a spare cap. They are cheap. Even if I don't need it, maybe another RV driver will!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-05-2014, 08:49 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,661
Posted By Doug Rohrer
Golf Clubs???

You will be happy with whatever model RV you chose. I would not trade my -9A for a 7. However, I don't believe you can get a set of golf clubs in any of the side by side models unless you leave the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-09-2014, 05:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,136
Posted By Doug Rohrer
Smile Problem Solved

In the interests of resolving this thread, I found the problem was a broken wire connection at the back of the ammeter. My gauges were obviously wired up with the panel on a bench by the builder, and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-08-2014, 06:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,136
Posted By Doug Rohrer
Need Electrical Help

I wanted to repaint the stock Van's steam gauge panel in my -9A, which had been spray-canned by the builder. I removed an unbelievable amount of screws and got the panel out for powder coating. The...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-24-2014, 06:21 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,809
Posted By Doug Rohrer
Talking Metallic Paint?

I hear that METALLIC paint adds extra weight!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-23-2014, 08:35 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,809
Posted By Doug Rohrer
Beautiful!

Let me be the first to congratulate you on the georgeous paint job! I look forward to seeing it in person.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-23-2014, 06:16 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,506
Posted By Doug Rohrer
Use RC Airplane Servo Connectors

My non-pilot wife does not like the stick in her way, so I made it removable with a pin and RC airplane servo connectors with some extra wire inside the tube. Easy to plug/unplug.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-05-2014, 04:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,420
Posted By Doug Rohrer
Angels?

When I first saw this thread, I thought it said "Tsam gets the Angels" and I envisioned Paul having an angel strike at extremely high altitude!
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