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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-18-2019, 01:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 976
Posted By rvator9a
Removing the wings from A model

Im getting to the point where I am going to paint my 9a. I remember how much of a pain it was to install the wing bolts but I am not sure if it is worse to remove them. I have access to an automotive...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-12-2019, 12:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 772
Posted By rvator9a
The reason I was trying to correct the trim at...

The reason I was trying to correct the trim at this time is because the plane is still unpainted. My thought being that I would try to correct a trim problem before adding a bunch of variables with...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-12-2019, 06:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 772
Posted By rvator9a
Moving the vertical

I have a 9a that has an out of trim issue. When at cruise with no fairings or pants, the ball is out to the right a full ball width. I dont have a heavy wing other than what is normal for fuel or...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-22-2019, 06:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 857
Posted By rvator9a
Bose service

Anyone else had issues with bose service. I sent them my 2 year old A20 the first week of September and I still haven't got it back or any indication when it might be done. I called and they were not...
Forum: Northeast 09-03-2019, 06:12 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 303
Posted By rvator9a
EAA 141 limington Maine fly in

Welcome to all VAFers We will be having a fly in sat 9/14/19 (rain date 9/21/19) Pancakes, sausages ect.. Stop by on your way to or from Belfast. 2900 ft paved and 2400 ft grass runways 122.7
Forum: Northeast 07-02-2019, 09:56 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 287
Posted By rvator9a
Spurwink Farm Fly in 7/14/19

Hello to all. It is time for our annual EAA chapter 141 fly in at Spurwink farm in Cape Elizabeth Maine. This is a pretty neat event held on a 1700' grass strip right on the coast. It can get...
Forum: Safety 04-15-2019, 01:31 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,916
Posted By rvator9a
the reason I did not provide much detail about...

the reason I did not provide much detail about this incident was because it was all second hand conversation. The accident took pace at a field that was very RV active with a really active EAA...
Forum: Safety 04-12-2019, 08:07 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,916
Posted By rvator9a
I know of a lancair doing its first flight in...

I know of a lancair doing its first flight in upstate new York a few years ago that crashed and killed the pilot and passenger due to a fuel system issue.
Forum: Northeast 03-21-2019, 11:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,222
Posted By rvator9a
Hi Paul, I know its not next door but EAA 141 is...

Hi Paul, I know its not next door but EAA 141 is located in limington ME. We have several RV fliers and builders active. We are there every sat morning. I also am helping a builder on his 7 in my...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-30-2019, 08:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,277
Posted By rvator9a
I had all 3 of my kids help with the building of...

I had all 3 of my kids help with the building of my 9. It required supervision but the pictures that I have of the kids when they were little holding bucking bars or clecos are some of our favorite...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-07-2019, 06:41 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,067
Posted By rvator9a
For those of us infected with the flying bug it...

For those of us infected with the flying bug it really is amazing how different you feel when you get in the air, and how that affects the whole of your life. I am now able to look back and see how...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-04-2019, 11:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,253
Posted By rvator9a
Are there other camshafts than the original that...

Are there other camshafts than the original that would work on an o-290d2? I was told and o-235 camshaft would work.
Any recommendations for a shop to do case work in the northeast?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-28-2018, 06:34 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,067
Posted By rvator9a
Christmas Miracle

As some of you may know, I just went through a divorce after 20 years of marriage. Due to this I was forced to offer my 9a for sale. Well after a roller coaster ride of selling, not sold, selling,...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-06-2018, 09:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,253
Posted By rvator9a
Are the o-320 cylinders taller than the o-290...

Are the o-320 cylinders taller than the o-290 cylinders? Or is the bore bigger?
Forum: Northeast 10-03-2018, 08:13 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 381
Posted By rvator9a
Stick n Rudder fly in. Limington Maine 10/13

Just a reminder to all. We will be having our fall fly in 10/13. Breakfast starts at 8am lunch will also be available. We are planning a poker run with prizes including a new david clark headset.

...
Forum: Northeast 08-13-2018, 06:18 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 587
Posted By rvator9a
Limington Maine 63b fall fly-in

Hi to all VAFers. EAA chapter 141 will be having a fly-in Oct 13 with a rain date of Oct 20. We are located in southern Maine near some of the best foliage flying around.
The field has a 3000' paved...
Forum: Northeast 07-18-2018, 06:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,230
Posted By rvator9a
It was a great day for a fly-in!! Weather was...

It was a great day for a fly-in!! Weather was perfect. We had our busiest day yet. 73 planes and 3 helos. Thanks to any VAFers that showed. I didn't see much as I was flipping pancakes, but we really...
Forum: Northeast 07-03-2018, 10:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,230
Posted By rvator9a
So far the weather looks good for sunday 7/8/18....

So far the weather looks good for sunday 7/8/18. Welcome to all VAFers. Pancakes and sausage starting at 8AM.
Forum: Northeast 06-18-2018, 05:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,230
Posted By rvator9a
Hopefully we wont need it, but we are also...

Hopefully we wont need it, but we are also planning a rain date for the following sunday 7/15.
Forum: Northeast 06-06-2018, 01:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,230
Posted By rvator9a
Spurwink Farm fly in 7/8/18

Putting a welcome out there to any VAFers interested in a pancake breakfast the second sunday in july. This is put on by EAA chapter 141. It is a beautiful location overlooking southern maine...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 06-04-2018, 01:02 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 445
Posted By rvator9a
Spyrwink farm fly in. Southern Maine 7/8/18

Putting a welcome out there to any VAFers interested in a pancake breakfast the second sunday in july. This is put on by EAA chapter 141. It is a beautiful location overlooking southern maine...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-15-2017, 09:10 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,671
Posted By rvator9a
I appreciate all the comments. While the divorce...

I appreciate all the comments. While the divorce isn't hostile its certainly not amicable. I have done as much as I can to keep emotion out of it, but it is difficult at times. Unfortunately the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-12-2017, 08:31 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,671
Posted By rvator9a
I appreciate the replies. I have tried to keep my...

I appreciate the replies. I have tried to keep my dealings in the divorce open and honest. I had the house appraised by a 3rd party to avoid conflicts. The problem is that I built on the cheap and if...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-11-2017, 01:43 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,671
Posted By rvator9a
How much is it worth??

Hello to all. Well life has overtaken me once again. I spent 12 years building my 9a, and I have been flying it for 2 years. It has been a big event in my life and I have enjoyed all of it.
Now the...
Forum: Northeast 10-03-2017, 10:11 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 838
Posted By rvator9a
Limington airport fly in sunday 10/8/17

Any RVers looking for a destination to fly to. Sunday Oct 8 2017 is limington 63B airports annual Stick n Rudda fly in. Pancakes in the am and burgers/dogs in the afternoon. 3000ft paves and a...
Forum: Northeast 07-07-2017, 06:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 958
Posted By rvator9a
Sorry to be slow to reply. The field is 1700ft of...

Sorry to be slow to reply. The field is 1700ft of smooth mowed grass.It is also pretty wide, although we do park planes on the sides as it fills up. The freq used is 122.9. If you stay below 1500 ft...
Forum: Northeast 07-05-2017, 09:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 958
Posted By rvator9a
Spurwink farm fly-in 2017

Just a reminder to any rv-ers in the southern maine area. EAA chapter 141 will be having our yearly pancake breakfast on sunday july 9. Please join us and enjoy the beautiful location of spurwink...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-15-2017, 02:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,140
Posted By rvator9a
I had mine done about ten hours ago after my nose...

I had mine done about ten hours ago after my nose wheel shimmied so bad it shook the wheel pant off. I also had them mount a new tube and tire. I had them perform the tire "trueing" but when the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-30-2017, 08:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,459
Posted By rvator9a
Rather than make a latch I just made my oil door...

Rather than make a latch I just made my oil door hinge inwards with a spring to hold it shut. There is no external hinge or release. I simply hold the door open while checking the oil, when in flight...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-11-2016, 07:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,289
Posted By rvator9a
Noisy LED nav lights

I put early LED nav lights in my 9, they were made by a company called THOR. They appear to have gone out of business, so I am wondering if anyone would have an idea of how to quiet the noise that I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-09-2013, 06:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,767
Posted By rvator9a
I set mine up so that it is spring loaded closed,...

I set mine up so that it is spring loaded closed, and just pushes inwards to open. doesnt need a latch and wont bow open when in flight. no exterior hardware, cheap and clean
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-21-2010, 10:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,832
Posted By rvator9a
Yes he was one of the controllers at portland. it...

Yes he was one of the controllers at portland. it is and I hope stays a very GA friendly place to fly. Today in Maine we have our flags at half mast to honor the very experienced vet that was giving...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-20-2010, 07:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,832
Posted By rvator9a
I live about 10 minutes from the accident with...

I live about 10 minutes from the accident with the yak happened, but I have not heard anything about an rv accident. The yak accident like most accidents was very sad, the pilot was one our very GA...
Forum: Northeast 04-06-2010, 10:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,802
Posted By rvator9a
Hey Fred I will be there again, and I would love...

Hey Fred I will be there again, and I would love to get 6-8 hours worth with Mike. I prefer early if ok, maybe thurs and fri. Thanks
Forum: COMM 03-18-2010, 10:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,276
Posted By rvator9a
Thanks axel, but I'm trying to hold out for...

Thanks axel, but I'm trying to hold out for something that fits between transponder and dynon. I will be looking pretty hard at s&f
Forum: COMM 03-12-2010, 05:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,276
Posted By rvator9a
Need a comm

I need to buy a comm and I am looking for some input, I am building on a budget so price is a biggie, I plan on being at s&f so I wiil have a chance to shop there, but I am wondering about others...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-22-2010, 01:56 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,096
Posted By rvator9a
P-lead hook-up to bendix mag

I am hooking up the p-leads to my 0-290d2 and I cant seem to find the correct connector to plug onto the end of the noise filter. It looks like it takes a twist lock type connection but I cant seem...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-15-2009, 03:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 943
Posted By rvator9a
2 mag questions

Is it ok to use self locking nuts and washers only on mag hold down nuts or are they required to be safety wired? Are the mag primary wires shielded all the way from the mag to the switch and if so...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-15-2009, 05:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,388
Posted By rvator9a
among other things it cost me a very nice ducati...

among other things it cost me a very nice ducati 996, I sure hope its worth it cause I loved that bike
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-29-2009, 07:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,764
Posted By rvator9a
Ok not a lot of luck with that question, so I...

Ok not a lot of luck with that question, so I have another one. I have a new Kelly aerospace float kit that I purchased from spruce, it is a brass soldered float. is it OK to use or do I need to get...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-27-2009, 08:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,764
Posted By rvator9a
Carb overhaul

I would like to overhaul the carb for my o-290 it has a ma3-spa, does anyone know if there is a kit available that would contain all the parts needed or do I need to order them individually.
Forum: Electrical Systems 06-29-2009, 05:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,522
Posted By rvator9a
Main alt wire

I am working on the wiring for my 9a alternator, and per the instructions it shows routing the B+ wire from the alt to inside the plane and hooked to the breaker at the panel. I have the thought that...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-30-2009, 06:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,145
Posted By rvator9a
I would pay careful attention to silicone...

I would pay careful attention to silicone contamination, it can come from places and products that you may not be aware of and can linger and travel quite a distance. Many cleaner/recon products...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-11-2009, 06:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,059
Posted By rvator9a
So I'm in a similiar situation, I'm slowly...

So I'm in a similiar situation, I'm slowly working on finishing my 9a, hoping to finish in the next 6 months. I need to buy a dynon d100, radio, transponder, elt, and related harness, ant. Is there...
Forum: Northeast 03-09-2009, 07:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,322
Posted By rvator9a
Ya sign me up again, hopefully the weather will...

Ya sign me up again, hopefully the weather will be more cooperative, due to financial considerations I'm not much further along than I was last fall. I'd like to try for 4 or 5 hours again.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-01-2009, 05:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,907
Posted By rvator9a
While I'm usually a lurker, sometimes I just have...

While I'm usually a lurker, sometimes I just have to speak up. I feel there is nothing wrong with recognizing someone that has gone above and beyond what is average. We re lucky that Doug has given...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-14-2009, 06:02 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 15,600
Posted By rvator9a
The only thing that keeps a fadec system form...

The only thing that keeps a fadec system form being produced is LIABILITY, companies can't even get insurance for producing 1900's technology (carbs) it would be a pretty foolish business model to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-20-2008, 06:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,433
Posted By rvator9a
I used 3m panel bond adhesive, we use it to glue...

I used 3m panel bond adhesive, we use it to glue 1/4 panels and roofs on body shop repairs. Very rugged stuff
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-21-2008, 05:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,481
Posted By rvator9a
I seem to remember lockheed putting skis on a...

I seem to remember lockheed putting skis on a P-38, try googling to see if there are any pictures of how they did it.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-26-2008, 10:08 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 750
Posted By rvator9a
Thanks to those that give flights

I am still grinding away on finishing my project, but I wanted to thank those who have allowed me to feel what it will be like to be flying someday. It is a long road building for some of us, jobs,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-26-2008, 09:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 822
Posted By rvator9a
OK you caught me. We are having an open house at...

OK you caught me. We are having an open house at biddeford airport this weekend, so that was a good excuse to take my plane down to the EAA hanger for assembly. I still have quite a bit to do, but I...
Forum: Northeast 08-12-2008, 10:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,509
Posted By rvator9a
RV fly-in oswego ny

I haven't seen it mentioned here, but there is an rv fly-in scheduled for sept. 12-13th at he Fulton county airport in Oswego NY. Mike Seager will be there for transition training. Its a nicely...
Forum: Safety 08-05-2008, 10:56 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 10,837
Posted By rvator9a
Grant nice job getting on the ground in one...

Grant nice job getting on the ground in one piece.... BTW you aren't by chance related to the Kel Carruthers that used to be Kenny Roberts crew chief are you?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-06-2008, 07:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,303
Posted By rvator9a
So if I do paint the inside of the windshield,...

So if I do paint the inside of the windshield, what is safe for a paint to use on plexiglass? Thanks to all for the suggestions as I do think I will tint the epoxy.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-05-2008, 08:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,303
Posted By rvator9a
Finishing inside of slider windshield

I'm ready to attach the windshield on a slider and I'm wondering if I need to paint the inside of the windshield to hide the fiberglass layup, and if I do need to do what can I use for paint? I have...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-04-2008, 10:34 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,807
Posted By rvator9a
After the Vans forum sounds good to me, is the...

After the Vans forum sounds good to me, is the vote for the flight line or somewhere else??
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-03-2008, 10:58 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,807
Posted By rvator9a
VAF @ SNF

I plan to be at SNF on thurs/fri, I am curious if there is any sort of get together going on?????
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-23-2008, 10:58 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 12,084
Posted By rvator9a
I need to install my windshield soon, give me a...

I need to install my windshield soon, give me a price and how long to get it and I'll order one.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-08-2008, 10:56 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 17,968
Posted By rvator9a
I had good results doing as vans reccomended by...

I had good results doing as vans reccomended by thinning west systems with acetone about 50/50 and brushing on, then sanding between coats, about three coats worked for me. Lighten up troops,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-23-2007, 06:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,211
Posted By rvator9a
Fuel filter with carb

I am curious if anyone is using filters in addition to the gascolator. It seems like it would be a good idea to have a filter (automotive?) in the wingroot to remove crud from getting to the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-20-2007, 10:46 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 10,476
Posted By rvator9a
So what exactly is needed for fittings and hose...

So what exactly is needed for fittings and hose to replace the line between the gascolator and solenoid, I am currently using copper and I am not thrilled that it is the only line on the fwf that has...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-17-2007, 10:54 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 7,244
Posted By rvator9a
The worst part is not being able to afford to fly...

The worst part is not being able to afford to fly while I'm building. I just want to be done so I can get flying!!!!!!
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