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Forum: Southeast 04-23-2010, 08:23 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,649
Posted By Build9A
price reduced NOW $290,000

My loss your gain. This is a nice home and hangar on the runway in a great flyin community.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-06-2010, 11:50 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,901
Posted By Build9A
great comments

A lot of great comments and advice. I'll probably stick with the steam gauges if I only come across $4000. But if I come into some serious cash, I'll probably spring for the glass just to have a...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-06-2010, 06:03 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,901
Posted By Build9A
thanks guys

Great comments all. Keep em coming if you have an interest or additional insight. thanks, jack
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-06-2010, 12:12 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,901
Posted By Build9A
Sell me the benefits of Glass

When I built my RV9A all of the new fancy smancy EFIS products were just coming out. I went all steam gauges --day/night VFR. I was planning to upgrade when all the bugs got ironed out. All of my...
Forum: GPS 04-05-2010, 12:23 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 12,987
Posted By Build9A
Nav monster

NavMonster has a cell phone version. just use you web browser with the droid and bookmark the navmonster cell phone link.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-21-2010, 09:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,995
Posted By Build9A
Pilot ID

http://www.wcjb.com/news/6418/update-homeowner-describes-williston-fatal-plane-crash


Thoughts and prayers to family and friends.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-21-2010, 08:52 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,632
Posted By Build9A
RV 6 Mid Air fatal from Ocala

Gainesville Florida TV 20 News reported a fatal mid air crash of an RV 6. Three fatalities. One in the RV and two in the Piper. RV was reportedly from Ocala, FL. Accident was near Williston, FL...
Forum: GPS 03-05-2010, 11:22 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 12,987
Posted By Build9A
Free GPS app for droid

I just received my new verizon motorola droid. The data plan comes with free gps applications. there are tons of add on apps as well. I found one that could be useful to other pilots. It's called...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-02-2010, 10:22 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,024
Posted By Build9A
I have planned the trip on several occassions. ...

I have planned the trip on several occassions. Have a file on stops and optional stops and routes and places to stay. I mined the web for suggestions from folks with experience flying the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-01-2010, 12:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,112
Posted By Build9A
Smile Maybe Williston

Williston is about 17 miles. They have a new FBO, a restaurant on field and fuel is much better priced than Ocala. Nice well maintained long runways. Not that you need them in an RV . Not sure...
Forum: Steam Gauges 02-23-2010, 08:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,838
Posted By Build9A
self grounded

I think the unit is self grounded. If you attached a ground wire it will cause the problem you describe. It only requires a power wire. I think I have heard that putting too much tank sealant...
Forum: Acts of Charity (using your RV) 02-20-2010, 08:38 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 9,344
Posted By Build9A
Property

Here's some info on our property at Eagle Neck Airpark. If anyone is flying down to Jekyll Island on Sunday, I'll be there RV9A, N489JE. I'll have a few flyers available and if you want to stop by...
Forum: Safety 02-19-2010, 08:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,593
Posted By Build9A
Nall Report

The 2009 NALL report is available from AOPA, either through their email newsletter or at the AOPA website. Amateur-built safety and accident statistics are not improving, they are getting worse. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-11-2010, 02:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,785
Posted By Build9A
cylinder spring

I agree with Sam, sounds like you have completed the brake installation successfully.

However, the cylinders that come with the kit have a reputation for not fully opening when you let off the...
Forum: GPS 02-02-2010, 03:47 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 944
Posted By Build9A
My Garmin 496 lady is confused

Yesterday I was cruising along on my way home when I get the Garmin lady telling me to "pull up' terrain, pull up". I was at about 4500' above the flat florida georgia ground. So for kicks I pulled...
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-01-2010, 05:33 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 20,581
Posted By Build9A
maintenance/inspection

The installations that have been pictured look pretty good to me. Please don't take this as criticism, but I have been flying my RV for about 4.5 years and I dread each time I need to inspect behind...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 02-01-2010, 05:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,332
Posted By Build9A
question follow-up

Keep in mind that I know little or nothing about this issue. Here are several issues that I have questions about:

1. What are the differences among the various installations? P/mag, E/mag, ...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 01-31-2010, 09:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,332
Posted By Build9A
E I Confused

I know that this has been hashed over here but I can't seem to locate what I need.

I have 2 traditional mags. They have been trouble free and are currently undergoing 500 hr. maintenance. Plan...
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-06-2010, 07:51 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 21,996
Posted By Build9A
examples

I've read this thread regarding zip ties and started wondering if I had made a mistake in using them FWF. Mine are home depot quality except below the engine where I used high temp. I always...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-23-2009, 03:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,259
Posted By Build9A
try this thread

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?p=136419
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-23-2009, 03:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,210
Posted By Build9A
thanks

Hey Paul: thanks for the offer. I'm about 193nm from Peachtree City. I'm working on a few things on my plane and wanted to touch up some spots before putting it back together. So I can't fly it...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-23-2009, 01:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,210
Posted By Build9A
I need 1 can of Cardinal Paint

Anyone have a spare can of Cardinal A-4108-GR230 paint. I'll be happy to buy and pay shipping. Can't find a source without paying for a case. Its a match for the Vans powder coat color and part of...
Forum: Southeast 11-08-2009, 10:48 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,649
Posted By Build9A
Coastal Georgia Airpark home and hanger price reduction $290,000

Price reduced NOW $290,000

3BR/2BA, new in 2007. On the runway at 1GA0 at Shellmans Bluff, Georgia. Great neighborhood, neighborhood dock with access to coastal marshes and Atlantic Ocean. 2...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-05-2009, 12:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,361
Posted By Build9A
Need advice on a sale

I have a very close friend who is selling his airplane and wants to build an RV10. He has a proposal from a potential buyer for a "Dry Lease". As I understand it the buyer/lessee puts up a deposit,...
Forum: Florida (Central) 10-15-2009, 08:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,369
Posted By Build9A
Great location and event

If you are within RV distance, you should definitely check out Cedar Key and the seafood festival. You will have fun if you go. If you leave at night, be careful. There have been more than a few...
Forum: Safety 10-15-2009, 08:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,115
Posted By Build9A
Simplistic survey

Every poll on this forum is simplistic. Like you, everyone has the opportunity to type a message to help clarify their position related to this or any other poll. It may not be rocket science, but...
Forum: Safety 10-15-2009, 08:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,115
Posted By Build9A
SPOT Tracker Poll

You can select multiple boxes

I am interested in the SPOT Tracker and have read a number of posts on this forum about it's functionality. I have also been online and read a number of reviews from...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-07-2009, 12:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,013
Posted By Build9A
Experimental Maintenance shop FL/GA

Does anyone know of a maintenance shop that will work on a Vans RV, FWF (lycoming engine) in the Florida Georgia area? If so please post or send to me by pm.

thanks
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-18-2009, 10:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 998
Posted By Build9A
Brake Maintenance

What chemical is best for cleaning the brakes when servicing them? Best way to get all the gunk and dirt build-up off? One of the LPS products?

thanks
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-18-2009, 08:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,084
Posted By Build9A
welcome

You will enjoy this experience. I'd say you have a good deal of experience and once you get the feel for the aluminum building process you will probably go way ahead of many new builders. My only...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-17-2009, 04:27 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,181
Posted By Build9A
try this link

Here is a link to the VAF DAR database. Some of the prices might need to be updated, but it will give you a good idea of costs.

http://www.vansairforce.net/dar.htm
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-09-2009, 09:06 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 9,895
Posted By Build9A
how

How did you calculate the W&B for the auxillary baggage area? Since it is aft of the baggage area. In my 9A when I have 75 lbs in the baggage area it is within W&B, but it is a much different flying...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-08-2009, 09:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,086
Posted By Build9A
Air filter installation - any changes?

I started building my 9A in 2002 and have been flying it since 2005.

Back in the old days of 2002-03 the airbox and airfilter installation on a carbureted lycoming was sort of jerry rigged. You...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-31-2009, 10:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,240
Posted By Build9A
1st time

I was a first time builder and very intimidated by the FWF part of the project. Even though I didn't end up using 100% of the FWF kit, the plans and instructions helped make the FWF process...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-31-2009, 08:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,518
Posted By Build9A
Nope

I worked with an agency where we had to spend a lot of time in the marshes of south central Florida. Came into contact with lots of airboat guys. They push those engines to the limit and they...
Forum: GPS 08-27-2009, 09:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,449
Posted By Build9A
Me too

My Garmin panel mount 250XL with the most recent update does NOT show private airports. At least the ones I have tried to find. My GARMIN 496 portable includes private airports. You would think...
Forum: Reviews 08-27-2009, 04:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,612
Posted By Build9A
I liked it

I checked out the Navmonster.com website and used their flight planning tool. It was easy to use and had most of what I was looking for. It had many of the features of some of the pay to play...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-12-2009, 04:33 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,795
Posted By Build9A
guide only

XM weather has helped me complete VFR flights that I would not have attempted without on board weather. However, the radar returns, in my opinion should be used only as a guide. Especially in the...
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-03-2009, 09:08 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,386
Posted By Build9A
another try

Here's my take on this. I agree with Kahuna that personal preferences don't say that much about failure rates, etc. He certainly has more experience and a much different mission than I have.

I'll...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-03-2009, 02:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,234
Posted By Build9A
Texas is RV country

I would recommend that he hire someone like Mel to check it out.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-03-2009, 02:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,475
Posted By Build9A
find someone to help look them over

With the questions you have listed I would surmise that you should find someone you can trust to go over any aircraft you are interested in. Engine time and airframe time is not always the best...
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-03-2009, 02:06 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,386
Posted By Build9A
Plane Power supporter

I had 2 alternator failures with Vans internally reg. units within 50 hours. Plane Power for me. Maybe I'll buy an extra one of those connectors, but I will never go back to the Vans unit after 400...
Forum: Reviews 07-17-2009, 09:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,073
Posted By Build9A
DRE 6000 headsets

I have owned a DRE6000 anr headset for several years. The older model which I have uses 2 9v batteries which can be expensive to replace (newer model uses one). I visited the DRE sponsor link on...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-21-2009, 07:51 PM
Replies: 485
Views: 146,032
Posted By Build9A
9A tip up

Put me down for the $65 9A tip up. Let me know when and how to pay you. take care. Jack Eckdahl
Forum: Autopilots 06-19-2009, 12:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,231
Posted By Build9A
turn it on on the ground

I had a similar problem and talked to EZ folks awhile back. Seems like they told me to be sure to turn the EZ Pilot on while on the ground while the GPS is booting up. Rather that turning on the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-02-2009, 02:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,393
Posted By Build9A
parked and scorched interior

I have a canopy cover for my RV9A but don't always use it for a short stop. Yesterday I parked on the ramp and it was 86 degrees outside, started to put the canopy cover on but decided not, since I...
Forum: Northwest 02-06-2009, 02:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,929
Posted By Build9A
http://www.aviationhomes.com/frame.asp?page=/galle...

http://www.aviationhomes.com/frame.asp?page=/gallery/view_album.php?set_albumName=listings&activeBtn=3
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-03-2009, 07:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,318
Posted By Build9A
QT

This sounds promising. I, too, have the Quiet Tech headset. I'll check it out tomorrow. thanks, Jack

And to Doug: thanks for the suggestions, I'll go through them and hopefully between your...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-03-2009, 05:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,318
Posted By Build9A
COMM CONFUSED?

I have had 4 years of flawless operation on my Garmin GPS/COMM 250XL.

Last week I noticed that while approaching my destination I could not clearly hear the tower due to static interference. The...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-26-2008, 11:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,636
Posted By Build9A
suggestion/question

Is it possible to set it up so that owner can go back and update W&B after paint and fairings, etc.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-24-2008, 11:10 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,138
Posted By Build9A
AVfuel supply

Here in parts of Georgia we are having difficulty with auto fuel supplies. I'm pretty sure that it is related to interuptions in refining activity due to recent hurricanes along the gulf...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-16-2008, 10:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,417
Posted By Build9A
short list of changes

Here is a short list of the changes:
1. Remove engine and mount and replace with new engine mount.
2. bottom cowling (at least) modification.
3. Install main gear leg frames in cabin floor.
4. Buy...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-04-2008, 02:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,985
Posted By Build9A
any straight edge

With the quickbuild wing you can still follow the same procedure for lining up the ailerons with the wings. It's basically any straight edge long enough to extend in line with the holes already...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-04-2008, 12:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,985
Posted By Build9A
wrong tool maybe

This is my second post and I think I may have misunderstood the tool you were talking about. What I have is the bellcrank jig part W-930 and it is used to allign the bellcrank for the ailerons. If...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-04-2008, 12:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,985
Posted By Build9A
I have one

I think I have the tool. You place it over the attach bolts, if I remember correctly. If I can find it in my shop, I'll send it to you. I'll check and send you a personal message.

I'm in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-31-2008, 10:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,088
Posted By Build9A
Vans

I think we should write Van and tell him to get back into the garage.
Wasn't he working on a motor glider? Something we could afford and BUILD.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-31-2008, 09:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,241
Posted By Build9A
canopy problems

If I can picture what you are describing correctly, I would take it apart and bend the side rail(s). It seemed to me that every time I reached a new milestone in the canopy building process,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-28-2008, 03:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,500
Posted By Build9A
sleeps

On his limited number of flights, my dog sits up and looks out the windows while taxiing and once airborne, he goes to sleep, every time. I have worried about his ears and am thinking that mutt...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-26-2008, 06:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,681
Posted By Build9A
Vans

Vans will want you to contact them and get the kit/build # transferred to you and get you in their system. If I remember correctly, they will want a copy of the bill of sale. Their are some items...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-18-2008, 10:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 850
Posted By Build9A
hangar

Wait till you get it in the hangar and attach once permanently. Lots of builders have done exactly that.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-18-2008, 10:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 12,548
Posted By Build9A
12 vs 9

On the plus side for the 12, it is probably easier/faster to build, you can keep it in your garage and save on operating costs. The 9 out performs the 12, at both the slow end and the fast end. It...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-11-2008, 06:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,029
Posted By Build9A
calibrate and use whatever

Dave: I agree that a visual inspection is needed and I use a dip stick clear plastic that I have calibrated (commercial type). If you can look inside and know within a gallon or two, I guess that's...
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