VansAirForceForums  
Home > VansAirForceForums

- POSTING RULES
- Donate yearly (please).
- Advertise in here!

- Today's Posts | Insert Pics


Go Back   VAF Forums > Search Forums
Register FAQ Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Showing results 1 to 62 of 150
Search took 0.04 seconds.
Search: Posts Made By: ka6dan
Forum: RV-9/9A 01-03-2018, 09:57 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,637
Posted By ka6dan
Van doesn’t recommend a 360 for the 9. He’s the...

Van doesn’t recommend a 360 for the 9. He’s the man what did the engineering and I for one follow the advice from the design engineer. If you have a background in aircraft design and can reverse...
Forum: Painting your RV 11-12-2017, 12:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,870
Posted By ka6dan
Question Vinyl wrap questions

I am considering applying Vinyl Wrap to my 9A. I have a few questions

What is the recommended surface prep prior to applying a wrap? Or what did you do in the way of prep?
What is your experience...
Forum: RV-9/9A 07-03-2017, 02:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 528
Posted By ka6dan
I have a dual G3X non touch in my 9A. This...

I have a dual G3X non touch in my 9A. This required dropping the bottom of the panel a little. Ended up cutting the sticks down a bit. Don't think a shorter stick causes any problems. One question...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-03-2017, 08:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,722
Posted By ka6dan
Thanks for the SUPER SECRET SQUIRREL code Jesse...

Thanks for the SUPER SECRET SQUIRREL code

Jesse maybe we will see you Friday. Looks like a good day to walk around.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-03-2017, 03:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,722
Posted By ka6dan
Looking for the prenup code. I will do anything...

Looking for the prenup code. I will do anything not to stand in line for 30 40 min. Just buy on line and cut the line
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-03-2017, 03:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,722
Posted By ka6dan
Sun n fun EAA discount code

Anyone know the super secret code to get the EAA discount for SNF? Can't find it on the EAA site!
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-13-2017, 07:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,231
Posted By ka6dan
A note 1psi = 144 psf. I suspect 144 psf vacuum...

A note 1psi = 144 psf. I suspect 144 psf vacuum could result in a big problem while test pressure for leaks would be the upward limit unless you want to see if your riviting will hold up. Just a...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-08-2017, 08:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,869
Posted By ka6dan
You need to be very careful in trying to bend the...

You need to be very careful in trying to bend the roll bar. I had a similar problem and in a effort to bend the roll bar the tubing yielded and crimped. Big mistake $$$$$. Get with Vans and...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-24-2017, 12:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,528
Posted By ka6dan
My 9 is in a hangar so I can't speak to UV. My...

My 9 is in a hangar so I can't speak to UV. My advice is to drill out the rivets and reinstall after the anodizing. Unanodized rivet heads will be better than the bleeding
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-23-2017, 12:40 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,911
Posted By ka6dan
I made a few flights with Jesse Saint prior to my...

I made a few flights with Jesse Saint prior to my first solo. Not a CFI but he made a great instructor and made sure I was ready for possible problems. Glad to say none have come up (yet).

If you...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-23-2017, 12:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,528
Posted By ka6dan
I had my panel anodized and several other cockpit...

I had my panel anodized and several other cockpit parts a dark blue. They've been in place for 3 years and I've need flying about a year and a half. It stands up well but I guess I'm very carful to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-07-2016, 08:41 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 9,885
Posted By ka6dan
Paid my dues today. $29.00 as I used a CC. ...

Paid my dues today. $29.00 as I used a CC. Hope all the using members will kick in to this wonderful site representing our passion.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-03-2016, 07:39 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,281
Posted By ka6dan
Congratulations I had the pleasure of seeing...

Congratulations

I had the pleasure of seeing your first takeoff from my 9A. Your 9A took to the sky like it belongs there. That makes the build truly worthwhile.

Except to see you above X35...
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-14-2016, 07:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,243
Posted By ka6dan
Lightbulb Part of the discussion needs to include shielded...

Part of the discussion needs to include shielded wire. I installed G3X. Garmin's wiring calls for a lot of shielded wire. I followed their requirements. I have no idea how much wire I used. I do...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-13-2016, 09:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 849
Posted By ka6dan
Don't have the number but do have an unused...

Don't have the number but do have an unused panel. You pay the shipping and it's yours. If that works for you send a PM. Stein cut a new one for me and didn't use the one Van sent
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-09-2016, 12:39 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,779
Posted By ka6dan
All your hand tools, assuming your moving with a...

All your hand tools, assuming your moving with a mostly complete airplane. Then go to the Lowes, Sears, or the whatever airplane supply store and buy a complete set of non airplane specific tools...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-07-2016, 01:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,464
Posted By ka6dan
I have one question. Why are you using epoxy at...

I have one question. Why are you using epoxy at this location?
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-31-2016, 09:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,205
Posted By ka6dan
Jesse, Never said your RV was ugly! Just said...

Jesse, Never said your RV was ugly! Just said yours makes me feel better. Of course every time I stop by your hanger there's any number of RVs around that puts mine to shame.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-30-2016, 09:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,205
Posted By ka6dan
Great write up. Hope to take the wife up that...

Great write up. Hope to take the wife up that way soon.

If you think your 9 is ugly come up and see mine. We pertly much identical. If you come up we can go up to Jesse's. His should make you...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-23-2016, 03:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,303
Posted By ka6dan
Way to go. Proud father and son. Maybe next...

Way to go. Proud father and son. Maybe next breakfast flight one can go with you and the other in my 9
Forum: RV-9/9A 08-06-2016, 08:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,131
Posted By ka6dan
Great job. YOU did it. One more 9A almost in...

Great job. YOU did it. One more 9A almost in the air. A DAR that does his job and more is a conforming thing and it sounds as if you had one. Take some time and make sure the aircraft and you are...
Forum: RV-10 06-24-2016, 08:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,532
Posted By ka6dan
Go see Jesse Saint. Not south Florida but not to...

Go see Jesse Saint. Not south Florida but not to much north. I know he can give you very good advice. Not sure how many 10 are in his hanger at this time but there's one I know is coming to life...
Forum: RV-10 06-22-2016, 12:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,832
Posted By ka6dan
I had step off pads made up by a company named...

I had step off pads made up by a company named board pushers.com I put experimental down the middle with N789KD and RV9A at the top. They can make the pads to your design, colors, & lettering. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-11-2016, 08:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,315
Posted By ka6dan
Tried the phone recently and no joy. Could be...

Tried the phone recently and no joy. Could be they're on vacation???
Forum: RV-9/9A 05-29-2016, 05:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,644
Posted By ka6dan
Question Paint shop in central Fl?

Need (finally) to paint my 9A. Does anyone know of a shop they can recommend for a fairly simple paint job somewhere a reasonable distance from Dunnellon Fl? Or a Vinyl wrap that has turned out...
Forum: RV-14 05-04-2016, 12:14 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,343
Posted By ka6dan
When I started building I set up an excel...

When I started building I set up an excel spreadsheet like the one described above. After a while I realized I was spending construction time keeping up the spreadsheet. If your building nights...
Forum: RV-9/9A 04-10-2016, 04:57 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,761
Posted By ka6dan
Hint Before you do the V testing make sure your...

Hint

Before you do the V testing make sure your airspeed has been calibrated. Spent some time with stall and AOA before I established my airspeed indications were off.
Forum: RV-9/9A 04-06-2016, 08:30 PM
Replies: 379
Views: 325,727
Posted By ka6dan
Way to go! Now starts the best part! Phase I...

Way to go! Now starts the best part! Phase I actually flying. Don't fret the paint or wheel pants. I have 55 hrs on my 9A no paint and just started working fairing and wheel pantst. But flying...
Forum: ADS-B 04-01-2016, 10:21 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,483
Posted By ka6dan
Without ADSB out the traffic information is the...

Without ADSB out the traffic information is the air to air signal only. With ADSB out you will also receive ground traffic signal i.e. more better information
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-26-2016, 01:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,154
Posted By ka6dan
G3X survey

I have a dual G3X (non-touch) display in my 9A. I truly love my panel but, looking at some of the G3X touch advances, I was wondering if Garmin has considered developing a modified G3X to include...
Forum: Florida (Central) 02-25-2016, 04:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,863
Posted By ka6dan
Thanks

Well we tried headed down to Whenterhaven. South of Inverness solid layer of clouds below. Lovely wife no like (3rd flight on our 9A). Turned north for Whilliston X60. Great hamburger. Two good...
Forum: Florida (Central) 02-17-2016, 10:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,863
Posted By ka6dan
Where for lumch

Looking for a good place to fly my wonderful wife for her first $150 burger within 150 miles of X35 Dunnellon Fl. Her first time to land away from X35. Thanks for the help
Forum: ADS-B 02-15-2016, 11:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,841
Posted By ka6dan
It is my understanding the ES transponder without...

It is my understanding the ES transponder without the GPS 20A will not be adequate to receive ground signal traffic as of Jan 4th. You have to have ADS D out functioning to receive ground signal. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-14-2016, 01:36 PM
Replies: 557
Views: 400,627
Posted By ka6dan
The first passenger after Phase I

Here's my lovely wife Kathy on her first flight in our 9A 789KD. As she was a Kathy the riveter she has a special commitment to our airplane

<a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-08-2016, 02:17 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,746
Posted By ka6dan
Congrats on the build and first flight Greg. ...

Congrats on the build and first flight Greg. You'll truly enjoy the 9. I have 46 hours on mine and still am amazed how much fun it is to fly. don't have fairings on yet but am working on it. Have...
Forum: RV-9/9A 01-12-2016, 02:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,626
Posted By ka6dan
Thumbs up N789KD's First Passenger

Today My lovely wife/building buddy was the first passenger after Phase I was completed. As she was my "Kathy the Riveter" when I couldn't reach both sides, that made her the K in the K&D Aircraft...
Forum: RV-9/9A 01-11-2016, 08:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,469
Posted By ka6dan
Thumbs up Way to go. Now comes the best part of building...

Way to go. Now comes the best part of building ie flying. I have 39 hrs on my 9A. Flys just like I hoped it would. Only thing is my back yard shop in empty.

Congratulations again
Forum: RV-9/9A 12-07-2015, 01:02 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,438
Posted By ka6dan
Question Wax after polishing

I polished my new 9A using Calif. Custom polish. It was an attempt to improve appearance until I have it painted. I call it my 20' polish. It looks good from 20 ft. I have to say Calif. Custom is...
Forum: RV-9/9A 12-01-2015, 02:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,585
Posted By ka6dan
Yes the push rods will get in the way! Don't try...

Yes the push rods will get in the way! Don't try it. One thing that helped install the bolt is a air driven torque wrench. Less than $40 at the local auto parts shop. Do a search on VAF and...
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-29-2015, 08:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,012
Posted By ka6dan
Wink Welcome to VAF. It looks like your doing a great...

Welcome to VAF. It looks like your doing a great job. It's great posting and keeping a digital log but don't let that slow you down. Getting the RV finished and in the air is the focus. There is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-23-2015, 07:56 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,547
Posted By ka6dan
Only use the aux fuel pump to prime then shut it...

Only use the aux fuel pump to prime then shut it off and proceed with the recommended starting procedure.
Forum: ADS-B 11-20-2015, 07:39 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,372
Posted By ka6dan
I just ordered a dipole ADS-B antenna from...

I just ordered a dipole ADS-B antenna from aircraft & spruce $17.00 designed for 978 my. Slightly longer than a transponder antenna. Haven't tested but expect a better signal
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-21-2015, 01:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,685
Posted By ka6dan
I have a Superior engine built by aero sport...

I have a Superior engine built by aero sport power. It has 20 hours on it and I love it. They are in Canada so there is a small brokerage fee. I purchased the engine before the management change. ...
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-16-2015, 08:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,452
Posted By ka6dan
On my 9A (same fuselage as 7) the rudder cables...

On my 9A (same fuselage as 7) the rudder cables fixed the final location of the rudder pedals. I had hole further aft than would work with the link bars and the provided cables. My legs appear to...
Forum: RV-9/9A 10-11-2015, 02:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,416
Posted By ka6dan
Thumbs up congratulation. You have a great looking 9A. ...

congratulation. You have a great looking 9A. Mine's in phase I and not painted. I guess I was in too much a hurry to get it flying. Hope you enjoy your 9A as much as I do!
Forum: RV-9/9A 10-11-2015, 01:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,165
Posted By ka6dan
My first advice is not to do any final fitting up...

My first advice is not to do any final fitting up until all the parts of the canopy/wind screen are in place. I see the brace to the roll bar isn't in place therefore I'm assuming the wind screen...
Forum: Safety 10-06-2015, 09:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,377
Posted By ka6dan
Inflight restart procedure

So I make a stupid mistake and run one of my tanks dry (could happen but not planning on it). My engine is an IO320. Hot restart is mixture idle/shutoff throttle ½”, mixture to rich at first start....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-08-2015, 08:33 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,198
Posted By ka6dan
Smile What did you do on your first flight lesson? ...

What did you do on your first flight lesson? Hold the stick(yoke). See how to hold speed, turn left, with some rudder. Watch the ball. Turn right, watch the ball. Instructor does a skid, not a...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-07-2015, 09:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,349
Posted By ka6dan
Steve When the problem is sorted out, please...

Steve

When the problem is sorted out, please post the answer of VAF. As you may recall, I'm having very similar problems. At this time I'm going to pull the unit out from under the instrument...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-05-2015, 07:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,000
Posted By ka6dan
I used clear heat shrink. Printed off labels...

I used clear heat shrink. Printed off labels from my PC in a small font. Cut strips slipped the heat shrink über the wire and label and heated. No need for a special printer.
Forum: RV-9/9A 08-31-2015, 01:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,035
Posted By ka6dan
PM not in my inbox

PM not in my inbox
Forum: RV-9/9A 08-31-2015, 09:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,035
Posted By ka6dan
I have a 9A at Marion County airport (X35). Just...

I have a 9A at Marion County airport (X35). Just finished (mostly) and flying off Phase I, 11 hrs so far. Your welcome to come by and look touch and talk but can't do the ride thing at this time
Forum: RV-9/9A 08-20-2015, 09:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,148
Posted By ka6dan
I also am about your height. Set the rudder...

I also am about your height. Set the rudder petals as far forward as the fabricated link would accommodate. Works very well. I too drilled three sets of holes to provide for adjustment. Turns...
Forum: RV-9/9A 07-16-2015, 08:27 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,076
Posted By ka6dan
not on the ground while N789KD flies

After making minor adjustments from Jesse's flight yesterday 789KD was ready to take an additional exit from those surly bonds of the earth. This time it was Jesse and I lifting off this am. ...
Forum: RV-9/9A 07-15-2015, 09:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,151
Posted By ka6dan
N789KD flies

Today my RV9A made it's first flight. Jesse Saint at the controls. We fit the flight in ahead of approaching rain (see photo). 1/2 hour flight looked wonderful from the ground. Jesse reported no...
Forum: RV-9/9A 07-13-2015, 04:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,654
Posted By ka6dan
The issue arose during the magnetic interference...

The issue arose during the magnetic interference test prior to magnetometer cal. I assume the concern pertains to the mag. Not the ADHARS. Moving the mag does not appear to be practical. I was...
Forum: RV-9/9A 07-13-2015, 01:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,654
Posted By ka6dan
Magnetic rudder cables

Doing my magnetic interference test for my G3X. Rudder movement came up a problem. G3expert suggested I have magnitized rudder cables. A hand compas shows a magnetic field at the cables. So...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-12-2015, 07:30 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,109
Posted By ka6dan
So does the non touch G3X have the ability to...

So does the non touch G3X have the ability to control the intercom volume
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-23-2015, 07:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,849
Posted By ka6dan
Congratulations on your new (to you) RV. This...

Congratulations on your new (to you) RV. This makes the second time in a week Vic's been in Fl. He did airworthiness inspection for my 9A Friday. He's great guy and I guess a true asset to the RV...
Forum: RV-9/9A 06-19-2015, 01:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,479
Posted By ka6dan
Thumbs up N789KD Is an official airplane

Today my RV-9A became air worthy! It was inspected by Vic Syracuse, and I am very happy to report that Vic only found three or four items that needed my attention. I would like to thank Vic for his...
Forum: RV-9/9A 06-16-2015, 03:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,071
Posted By ka6dan
Thumbs up First Engine start

N789KD's first engine start was this afternoon. The Superior IO320 from Aero Sport Power roared to life with no difficulty. All the numbers were good. It was very pleasing to see this first time...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-02-2015, 09:28 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,803
Posted By ka6dan
My best advice is to find a glider operation. ...

My best advice is to find a glider operation. Take a few instruction flights. You will learn the aircraft will fly without a fan turning and how one can safely land without a fan. Energy...
Showing results 1 to 62 of 150

 
Forum Jump

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 10:11 PM.


The VAFForums come to you courtesy Delta Romeo, LLC. By viewing and participating in them you agree to build your plane using standardized methods and practices and to fly it safely and in accordance with the laws governing the country you are located in.