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Forum: RV-9/9A 08-20-2018, 04:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 587
Posted By ssturges
My story, I used an RV200 CS prop(non standard)....

My story,

I used an RV200 CS prop(non standard). The problem with the prop is they provide you with a spinner solution but the spinner solution backing plate interferes with the flange on the Van...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-11-2018, 10:24 AM
Replies: 344
Views: 72,850
Posted By ssturges
My dream is for useful load, basically a PA32...

My dream is for useful load, basically a PA32 version of RV10 stretched with an RV9 type wing. Actually thinking about buying a PA32 to complement by RV9A but sure is hard to go back to an antique...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-23-2018, 04:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 840
Posted By ssturges
I am at this point now: I have riveted the...

I am at this point now: I have riveted the canopy frame, cut and fit the plex but not fiberglassed yet. By making some might slight bends to the riveted canopy from I have a good fit with no...
Forum: RV-9/9A 10-04-2017, 10:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 631
Posted By ssturges
Vans IO-360 Mixture bell crank on an IO-320

I got the drawing from Vans for the IO-360 throttle/mixture cable (drawing OP-22) which I did not see included in my FWF IO-320 kit. It has a bell crank to reverse the direction of the mixture which...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-15-2017, 01:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,679
Posted By ssturges
Tip up canopy construction is a high skill art. ...

Tip up canopy construction is a high skill art. Look at build log hours to see how long it took people to do it, 120 hours or more for some people. Van's does not make this easy. An AP might be...
Forum: Tools 08-08-2017, 01:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,051
Posted By ssturges
I have the cheap Harbor Freight machine which I...

I have the cheap Harbor Freight machine which I use for cutting a lot, handy.

Not likely that aluminum will be directly bendable on the machine with out doing something to increase the radius of the...
Forum: RV-9/9A 06-23-2017, 08:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,332
Posted By ssturges
The number I want to know is what is it going to...

The number I want to know is what is it going to be with a CS prop on an engine out? I don't want to every find that out the hard way.
Forum: RV-9/9A 06-02-2017, 10:50 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,360
Posted By ssturges
On the triggering: It is trigger by pulling a...

On the triggering: It is trigger by pulling a rip cord type handle(red) located between the seats that also has a safety pin. This pulls back a firing pin on a blank shotgun shell. This in turn...
Forum: RV-9/9A 06-01-2017, 05:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,360
Posted By ssturges
I have a BRS installed in mine, still under...

I have a BRS installed in mine, still under construction but getting close. Realistically you will have to increase your gross weight to 1800lbs and have a fixed prop with a crush plate weight or a...
Forum: RV-9/9A 05-09-2017, 03:02 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,961
Posted By ssturges
IO-320 in an RV9(Vans never built this config so...

IO-320 in an RV9(Vans never built this config so no specific documentation), lots of builder improvisation required with the fuel routing, this impacts safety. I have never seen two planes the same. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-08-2017, 10:32 AM
Replies: 214
Views: 41,922
Posted By ssturges
My Kaiser Permanente doctor signed off mine, ...

My Kaiser Permanente doctor signed off mine, Just walked down the check list and did the exam. Took about 5 min.

This is a big win for me: as it was free, low hassle factor, avoided the whole...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-26-2017, 04:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,895
Posted By ssturges
I took the Synergy Air fundamentals and quick...

I took the Synergy Air fundamentals and quick build classes, it was a great education. A large number of class from all over the country stayed on to work on their empennage's for what ever plane...
Forum: RV-12 08-20-2016, 11:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,138
Posted By ssturges
My dream is the pdf drawings would searchable for...

My dream is the pdf drawings would searchable for part numbers, oh the time savings. i have a 50" 4k monitor in hanger and rarely use the paper drawings on my 9a. I would buy the drawings again...
Forum: RV-9/9A 06-22-2015, 06:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,265
Posted By ssturges
Thanks for the reply's, I looked at the Lycoming...

Thanks for the reply's, I looked at the Lycoming drawing for the D series and it does look like that route from the gascolator could work.

ah red cube, another variable. I had planned to it...
Forum: RV-9/9A 06-22-2015, 11:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,265
Posted By ssturges
RV-9A Lycoming IO-320 vertical induction fuel line location

Trying to finish up my firewall work before the IO-320 D1A get here. I am unsure were the IO-320 fuel line should penetrate the firewall.

The plans call out for a location near the starter relay, ...
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