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Forum: Northeast 04-15-2018, 03:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 176
Posted By dwranda
No problem! There is also a guy (also named...

No problem! There is also a guy (also named Dave) in East Aurora who is starting a 14A. He purchased the kit from a guy in Utica. It had slow build wings, empennage and a quick build fuse.
Dave
Forum: Northeast 04-15-2018, 12:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 176
Posted By dwranda
Hi Joe, I'm the guy building the 9A in...

Hi Joe,
I'm the guy building the 9A in Jamestown New York. My tail, wings and fuselage are pretty much done and I'm awaiting delivery of my finishing kit. If you have any questions or would like...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 04-11-2018, 08:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 598
Posted By dwranda
PM sent on fuel pump

PM sent on fuel pump
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-09-2018, 04:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,383
Posted By dwranda
I'm putting an IO360 on my 9A so along with a...

I'm putting an IO360 on my 9A so along with a Catto prop I should be good. Trying to keep as much weight as I can off the nose wheel though. If I could save a pound or two using that alternator and...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-07-2018, 09:09 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,383
Posted By dwranda
Engine and electrical system newbie here. I'm...

Engine and electrical system newbie here. I'm intrigued by this. Are there any negatives using only a great driven alternator? On the surface it seems like a good idea getting rid of the front...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 04-04-2018, 08:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,696
Posted By dwranda
I can't wait to be doing these trips when the...

I can't wait to be doing these trips when the plane is done!!! Keep these posts coming!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-29-2018, 05:33 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,809
Posted By dwranda
:Dahhhh. So someone wants to keep up with RV's...

:Dahhhh. So someone wants to keep up with RV's without getting an RV. What do you think the reason is for not getting an RV?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-29-2018, 04:49 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,809
Posted By dwranda
I know this doesn't help your discussion but the...

I know this doesn't help your discussion but the first thing that came to my head was why not just get an RV? If you're looking for something that goes the speed of an RV it seems like that's the...
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-28-2018, 09:44 AM
Replies: 539
Views: 586,041
Posted By dwranda
Beautiful plane!! Your paint job is exactly what...

Beautiful plane!! Your paint job is exactly what I want to do for my 9A. What colors did you use? Thanks!!
Forum: Texas (North) 03-24-2018, 03:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 387
Posted By dwranda
Welcome!! You're in the right place. If it...

Welcome!! You're in the right place. If it wasn't for VAF and peoples various build sites there is no way I would be doing this.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-24-2018, 06:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 670
Posted By dwranda
Thanks! The side panel integration was also one...

Thanks! The side panel integration was also one of my concerns. I haven't really seen how the vans latch works. I am leaning towards the jd but if anyone had pics or a video showing how the vans...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-21-2018, 08:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 670
Posted By dwranda
Check out the JD air parts website and look under...

Check out the JD air parts website and look under the rv9 section for the custom tip up latch.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-21-2018, 06:18 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,484
Posted By dwranda
Thanks Dan! That's a great example of what it may...

Thanks Dan! That's a great example of what it may look like under the tip up. I am going to be doing the fiberfrax and foil treatment to the engine side of the firewall as well. I have learned a lot...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-21-2018, 06:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 670
Posted By dwranda
JD air tip up latch pros/cons?

One mod I see a lot of tip up builders doing is the JD air tip up latch. It looks great but what are the pros and cons of the standard Vans latch vs the JD air latch? Can the Vans have a lock like...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-21-2018, 05:00 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,484
Posted By dwranda
This is pretty much what I was asking about...

This is pretty much what I was asking about except instead of mounting on the firewall mounting it to an area accessible when the tip up is up. There are many mentions of it in the archives being...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-20-2018, 04:56 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,484
Posted By dwranda
Is the amount of brake fluid in the lines in the...

Is the amount of brake fluid in the lines in the cabin at any time way less than the amount that is in the reservoir? In your example having this fluid in plastic lines in the cabin must be a really...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-19-2018, 02:08 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,484
Posted By dwranda
Since I'm building a 9A I'm not planning on being...

Since I'm building a 9A I'm not planning on being in those situations:D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-19-2018, 12:28 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,484
Posted By dwranda
Spillage in turbulence would be a concern. Does...

Spillage in turbulence would be a concern. Does the Vans reservoir leak any in the bumps?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-19-2018, 12:04 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,484
Posted By dwranda
Brake reservoir not on firewall?

I have searched for answers to my questions but didn't really come up with anything. What is the reason that the brake reservoir is on the firewall? Has anyone with a 6,7,or 9 tip up put the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-15-2018, 07:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 680
Posted By dwranda
Thanks Bill. I sent you an email.

Thanks Bill. I sent you an email.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-15-2018, 06:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 680
Posted By dwranda
Bill Lane plenum

I've sent a PM to Bill Lane a few days ago regarding his plenum he has made and sold in the past. I know some people don't check their PM's so this post is to see if Bill is still selling his...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-09-2018, 08:33 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,993
Posted By dwranda
It sounds like you are an experienced engine...

It sounds like you are an experienced engine builder. For those of us who can't overhaul our own engines we are at the mercy of others. I've heard enough horror stories of buying used cores and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-09-2018, 07:08 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,993
Posted By dwranda
How true!! I looked for over a year and thought...

How true!! I looked for over a year and thought I would buy used but in the end couldn't find what I wanted. Used engines weren't cheap enough to make it worth it. Adding in the overhaul puts you...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-09-2018, 05:09 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,993
Posted By dwranda
Good luck!!!

I went into this building thing with a similar mindset. First off what is it that you consider "little money" because to some people 100K is little and to others 10K is? I bought a preowned tail and...
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-28-2018, 09:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,207
Posted By dwranda
I believe it was destiny for me to get this...

I believe it was destiny for me to get this engine because it has my name on it!!
http://i63.tinypic.com/hwbex4.jpg
Well OK maybe that was the craftsman who built it, but I'm still saying it was...
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-28-2018, 11:40 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,207
Posted By dwranda
Thanks Andy, I was just SO tired of looking at...

Thanks Andy,
I was just SO tired of looking at used engines and saved about 5K over what building one like this would have been.
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-28-2018, 11:31 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,207
Posted By dwranda
Thanks Vlad, I'm shooting for first flight next...

Thanks Vlad,
I'm shooting for first flight next year. Hopefully that can be achieved.
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-28-2018, 10:11 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,207
Posted By dwranda
Darin, Yes it is forward induction. This is...

Darin,
Yes it is forward induction. This is exactly the engine setup I was hoping to get except for the 9.0 compression pistons. My beautiful 3 blade Catto prop will mate well with this!!! I'm...
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-28-2018, 10:06 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,207
Posted By dwranda
Thanks Mike, Before I bought I contacted the...

Thanks Mike,
Before I bought I contacted the Pmag guys and they said I should send them in for updating. I'll wait until a little before first engine start because who knows how many updates there...
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-28-2018, 08:34 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,207
Posted By dwranda
Got my engine!!!

My new Mattituck IO360 was delivered Monday to my local airport where I had it scoped for confirmation that all was well. It passed their inspection and was then loaded in my Sienna van. Yes an...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-15-2018, 10:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 874
Posted By dwranda
Thanks everyone for the replies. Unfortunately my...

Thanks everyone for the replies. Unfortunately my schedule isn't allowing me to go pick it up. I would have loved to had some Memphis BBQ. The seller of the engine is a certified BBQ judge so he...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-09-2018, 03:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 874
Posted By dwranda
Shipping an engine ideas???

I am buying an engine listed here on VAF and was wondering what shipping options people have used. The best quote with insurance is with engineshipping.com. I've gotten online quotes from the major...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-09-2018, 03:34 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,666
Posted By dwranda
This is a very timely post as I am buying the...

This is a very timely post as I am buying the Mattituck engine listed for sale here yesterday. The seller and I are looking into escrow.com.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-08-2018, 06:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 726
Posted By dwranda
Quote from them that I got was about 1500 higher...

Quote from them that I got was about 1500 higher than that. Another supplier beat Dart by about $1000. Both were with the forward facing sump which adds $.
Forum: Job Board 02-07-2018, 11:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,134
Posted By dwranda
The link works for me. I would love to get paid...

The link works for me. I would love to get paid to be an aviation enthusiast!!!! That's a great job description.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-07-2018, 10:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 726
Posted By dwranda
Superior/FF engine kit question

In my search for an engine for my 9A build I am getting discouraged at the used engine choices and prices out there. I am thinking of just buying a Superior kit and having it assembled by a local...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 02-05-2018, 08:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 554
Posted By dwranda
I have a son at Embry Riddle University right...

I have a son at Embry Riddle University right next to the speedway. Last year when I dropped him off at school I drove over to Jesse's shop to check out an engine he was selling. I really enjoyed the...
Forum: Acts of Charity (using your RV) 01-30-2018, 03:27 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 13,938
Posted By dwranda
Started reading the beginning of this post not...

Started reading the beginning of this post not realizing it was 2008. I was very happy for your family and the dog. Then saw that it was from that long ago and went to the end of the post. Talk about...
Forum: RV-9/9A 01-28-2018, 05:49 PM
Replies: 920
Views: 425,812
Posted By dwranda
Wings on for the first time!

With a nice 45 degree sunny day here in WNY what should we do? How about pull an airplane out of the garage and slap some wings on it. Things went fairly smoothly thanks to the many build sites I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-27-2018, 07:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,160
Posted By dwranda
Shoot, wish I would have posted this before...

Shoot, wish I would have posted this before ordering. Didn't even notice them on the Spruce washer page. Looks like I'll be ordering those stainless ones!! Maybe I can return the others??
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-27-2018, 01:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,160
Posted By dwranda
Very good, Thanks! I'll figure it out when I get...

Very good, Thanks! I'll figure it out when I get them.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-27-2018, 11:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,160
Posted By dwranda
tinnerman washer questions

I'm planning on vinyl wrapping my plane so I will be using tinnerman washers on the wing tip screws. I've never used tinnermans before so wondering if there's any special procedures like making the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-22-2018, 09:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 759
Posted By dwranda
Are Superior and Titan using same parts?

I'm just learning about these engines, but had an engine builder tell me the kit he quoted me was using Superior titan parts and that some Superior parts are sold with the Titan name. I thought they...
Forum: RV-9/9A 01-21-2018, 02:49 PM
Replies: 920
Views: 425,812
Posted By dwranda
wing skins on!!

Right wing bottom skins on. Both wings skins are now done. Enlisted the wife for some of the harder to reach ones. This is one small milestone I've been looking forward to. It was warm today in the...
Forum: RV-9/9A 01-20-2018, 06:08 PM
Replies: 920
Views: 425,812
Posted By dwranda
Great motivation! Thanks, can't wait until I am...

Great motivation! Thanks, can't wait until I am posting videos of my own.
Forum: RV-9/9A 01-20-2018, 09:36 AM
Replies: 920
Views: 425,812
Posted By dwranda
My nose and hands got cold. Can't really wear...

My nose and hands got cold. Can't really wear gloves doing rivets. I have a goal of being done in 2019 so I can't afford to take 6 months off for cold weather. Finding an engine could hold me up a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-20-2018, 09:19 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 8,184
Posted By dwranda
Jason, It looks like you wrapped the ends of...

Jason,
It looks like you wrapped the ends of the ailerons. They look a bit different than my 9 aileron ends. How did you do them? The way mine are with the shop heads of the rivets sticking up and...
Forum: RV-9/9A 01-17-2018, 07:37 PM
Replies: 920
Views: 425,812
Posted By dwranda
Man it's cold!!!

Left wing bottom skin on!! 12 degrees outside and I'm riveting the right wing bottom skin in my unheated garage. Tired of waiting for warmer weather. Let's Git er...
Forum: RV-14 01-17-2018, 06:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,982
Posted By dwranda
I have ordered samples from Fellers.com and will...

I have ordered samples from Fellers.com and will most likely order from them. They have a location nearby and I will be taking my painted spinner there to see if they can match the color.
On...
Forum: Aircraft Camping 01-15-2018, 06:36 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,036
Posted By dwranda
What a nice little trip!! I'm jealous that your...

What a nice little trip!! I'm jealous that your plane is done and mine isn't and of your weather. Actually I'm glad your plane is done because I look at your build site quite frequently!!!!!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-11-2018, 06:31 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 8,184
Posted By dwranda
Jason, What prep did you do on the wing tips...

Jason,
What prep did you do on the wing tips before wrapping? Could you jot down some tips you may have that you learned while wrapping the tips and ailerons?
Thanks,
Dave
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-10-2018, 06:14 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 8,184
Posted By dwranda
Scott, What brand of vinyl are you using?

Scott,
What brand of vinyl are you using?
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-08-2018, 07:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,271
Posted By dwranda
I've decided I'm going with a quick panel, but...

I've decided I'm going with a quick panel, but won't be ready for it until maybe next year. Really glad to see the great reports and the upgrade with the electronic breakers. Wondering what new...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-04-2018, 03:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,491
Posted By dwranda
I'm nowhere near needing it yet but couldn't pass...

I'm nowhere near needing it yet but couldn't pass up a beautiful 3 blade Catto prop that was for sale on vaf. Told my wife not to get me any Christmas presents that the prop was it. She didn't listen...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-04-2018, 03:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,491
Posted By dwranda
Ok I gotta ask......if you have a flying 9a why...

Ok I gotta ask......if you have a flying 9a why are you going to build one?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-27-2017, 08:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 754
Posted By dwranda
Beautiful video and airplane!!!

Beautiful video and airplane!!!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-22-2017, 11:15 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,245
Posted By dwranda
Thanks everyone!! Sounds like molex and butt...

Thanks everyone!! Sounds like molex and butt splice are the most common connectors used here. I clekoed the skin on to see if I can do everything with it on. There was no problem at all getting the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-21-2017, 02:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,245
Posted By dwranda
Pitot install critique please!

Hello all, wanted to get opinions if my Dynon heated pitot install looks good before I carry on. I wanted to get this done before riveting the outer lower skins. Wiring isn't done yet but that's just...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-07-2017, 08:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,946
Posted By dwranda
That is just awesome!!! Any chance to spend time...

That is just awesome!!! Any chance to spend time with these guys is a treasure. At Oshkosh I try to get to as many of the forums with these WWII heroes as I can. Their stories are incredible.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-27-2017, 10:49 AM
Replies: 479
Views: 96,359
Posted By dwranda
Steve, I apologize if I missed this somewhere...

Steve,
I apologize if I missed this somewhere in this post but are you sharing your designs on any online sites for others to print at home? I understand if you don't want to share since your...
Forum: Midwest 11-24-2017, 07:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 997
Posted By dwranda
Great job!!

What a special flight. I can't wait to do things like this when my plane is done.
Forum: Painting your RV 11-16-2017, 05:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,016
Posted By dwranda
How did you wrap around the hinge? I was curious...

How did you wrap around the hinge? I was curious how it would work around my trim tab on the elevator.
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