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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-07-2018, 02:15 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,216
Posted By dwranda
I placed a $200 order with anti splat and they...

I placed a $200 order with anti splat and they sent a hat with it. I placed a $7500 order with vans and I have to buy a hat at their booth. Hmmmmmm.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-07-2018, 02:13 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,216
Posted By dwranda
This is one selfish reason why I didn't mind...

This is one selfish reason why I didn't mind getting my wife that embroidery machine last christmas. She is very creative and will design our shirts with a pic of our plane and N number when I get it...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-04-2018, 10:18 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,624
Posted By dwranda
I envy guys that have a large local builders...

I envy guys that have a large local builders network. My tech counselor is an hour away and I only know of 1 other builder within 2 hours of me. He just started a 14A which I went with him to look at...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-04-2018, 08:05 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,624
Posted By dwranda
Thanks to everyone for all the information. Wow...

Thanks to everyone for all the information. Wow Gmcjetpilot that was quite the informative post! Bill just sent me all his photos, drawings and instructions. Amazingly detailed and I am now assured...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-03-2018, 05:22 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,624
Posted By dwranda
Well I am psyched!! Bill emailed me and will be...

Well I am psyched!! Bill emailed me and will be making me a plenum!! That's right I'm being a wuss and just buying one. I'm very appreciative to Bill for his hard work developing these and passing...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-03-2018, 04:26 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,624
Posted By dwranda
OK now you're just teasing me!!:D:D

OK now you're just teasing me!!:D:D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-03-2018, 04:12 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,624
Posted By dwranda
Trying not to be thin skinned here(don't have my...

Trying not to be thin skinned here(don't have my flame suit on) but in my defense I am not done with the canopy or the cowling and have never done a lick of fiberglass work. Maybe by the time I am...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-03-2018, 03:14 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,624
Posted By dwranda
Very nice!!

Very nice!!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-03-2018, 03:13 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,624
Posted By dwranda
I feel like I was just scolded by the teacher!!:(

I feel like I was just scolded by the teacher!!:(
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-03-2018, 02:28 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,624
Posted By dwranda
VAF has a facebook page?

VAF has a facebook page?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-03-2018, 01:36 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,624
Posted By dwranda
I know about Bill and would prefer his plenum,...

I know about Bill and would prefer his plenum, but I haven't had any luck getting one from him. He finished his plane and had been flying with no time to make one. I also emailed him recently with no...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-03-2018, 11:13 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,624
Posted By dwranda
Who is making plenums?

I am looking for someone who makes plenums for the James cowl. I know I could just get one from James, but have seen many websites showing the horror stories of getting them to fit. I'm not in a...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-28-2018, 06:10 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,643
Posted By dwranda
Thanks Tom. Finally got the skybolts where they...

Thanks Tom. Finally got the skybolts where they need to be around the firewall. Next is the skybolts on the seam. Hopefully they turn out alright.
As far as the cowl goes I am disappointed in the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-28-2018, 04:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 789
Posted By dwranda
I bought a 3 blade Catto from Zuldarin here on...

I bought a 3 blade Catto from Zuldarin here on VAF. He did an amazing job of packing the prop. Here is a pic. He used concrete tubes with foam inside them to hold the blades. He filled in the ends...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-27-2018, 07:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,141
Posted By dwranda
Thanks for all the opinions and data. I guess I...

Thanks for all the opinions and data. I guess I will be going AFP and using Tom for hoses and connections.
Forum: RV-14 11-26-2018, 10:45 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,926
Posted By dwranda
Beautiful! Love the wood. I'm planning on some...

Beautiful! Love the wood. I'm planning on some wood on my panel. If it comes out the way I envision it in my mind it should look pretty sweet. My wife thinks I'm nuts how much I like wood grain.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-26-2018, 05:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,141
Posted By dwranda
Which fuel injection pump to choose?

How do I decide which fuel injection pump to go with? It seems the main ones are Andair, Air Flow Performance, and EFII. I will be running 2 pmags not a full electronic ignition if that matters. What...
Forum: RV-9/9A 11-21-2018, 12:06 PM
Replies: 393
Views: 351,568
Posted By dwranda
Beautiful airplane!

Beautiful airplane!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-20-2018, 03:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 326
Posted By dwranda
They look great! I was thinking of getting a...

They look great! I was thinking of getting a powder coating set up from harbor freight to mess around a little. I think I may do the flanges like you did. You also did the baffles didn't you?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-20-2018, 08:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 326
Posted By dwranda
Skybolt flange priming/painting?

Here's another possibly stupid question from the land of the newbs. On many build sites I look at I see unprimed or painted skybolt flanges. Is it general consensus to leave them as is and when or if...
Forum: RV-9/9A 11-18-2018, 04:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,042
Posted By dwranda
Well still not done with the plane but was able...

Well still not done with the plane but was able to get the latching system put together for the 14 mod using the instructions from their website. Seems to work okay but won't know for sure until I...
Forum: Fiberglass 11-15-2018, 07:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,340
Posted By dwranda
+1!! Awesome to have people like this to help the...

+1!! Awesome to have people like this to help the newbies.
Forum: RV-10 11-11-2018, 10:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 583
Posted By dwranda
http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.p...

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?p=620170&highlight=scarf#post620170

I'm having the same issue with a James cowl.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-10-2018, 08:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,105
Posted By dwranda
Thanks for the examples guys. Looks like I'll...

Thanks for the examples guys. Looks like I'll have a buddy of mine weld me up a few of these. What do you recommend for the thickness?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-09-2018, 05:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,105
Posted By dwranda
Are those pass throughs of yours 2 pieces? A...

Are those pass throughs of yours 2 pieces? A welded tube section then a backing plate to sandwich the firewall between them?
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-08-2018, 06:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,069
Posted By dwranda
Watch all of the training videos on the EAA...

Watch all of the training videos on the EAA website.
Forum: RV-9/9A 11-06-2018, 08:51 AM
Replies: 946
Views: 459,164
Posted By dwranda
Canopy glued!!

Finally got the canopy glued on with sikaflex. Definitely not as neat of a job as some guys build sites I follow. Now I can take it into my basement and do more detail work on it so it looks better....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-01-2018, 06:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 435
Posted By dwranda
The chart shows it could take days to cure at 50...

The chart shows it could take days to cure at 50 degrees. I have a few days in the 50s with some high humidity coming up so hoping to git er done then. After it becomes very stable I will be taking...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-01-2018, 05:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 435
Posted By dwranda
Final consistency of sikaflex?

I am at the point of gluing the canopy on and did a test piece a couple days ago. I am testing to see how it works in my current temps. After a couple of days it seems to be kind of rubbery. Is this...
Forum: RV-9/9A 10-30-2018, 07:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 750
Posted By dwranda
Welcome!! I was having a lot of fun until I hit...

Welcome!! I was having a lot of fun until I hit the canopy and now the cowling. I will however muddle through and not let a couple discouraging areas of the plane put me in a tail spin. That's good...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-28-2018, 08:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,824
Posted By dwranda
Is it easier to climb out of a tail dragger vs a...

Is it easier to climb out of a tail dragger vs a nose gear plane?
Forum: My RV Build Project 10-27-2018, 08:10 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 9,505
Posted By dwranda
Amazing! Your plenum is also a work of art. I...

Amazing! Your plenum is also a work of art. I just wish you made one for the Sam James cowl!
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-26-2018, 05:52 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,643
Posted By dwranda
Well I went out to take a pic of what I was...

Well I went out to take a pic of what I was talking about and decided to sand a little more. I guess I got the outer holes close enough to 5 1/4. It's hard to fully tell when the sides are...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-26-2018, 04:40 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,643
Posted By dwranda
http://i64.tinypic.com/rr2ruo.jpg Progress so...

http://i64.tinypic.com/rr2ruo.jpg

Progress so far copying the Dan H photos. I've got the center circle a perfect 13" but the outer ones are still 1/4" to 3/8" too big. I sanded the top cowl straight...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-26-2018, 08:28 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,643
Posted By dwranda
This is all fantastic stuff guys!! Thanks for the...

This is all fantastic stuff guys!! Thanks for the help. I'm feeling a little more confident now. Keep it coming if anyone has anything else. On another note I think James also sent me the wrong air...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-26-2018, 05:43 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,643
Posted By dwranda
Could someone post some super close up pics of...

Could someone post some super close up pics of their aluminum rings and how they should look when completed? Is the outer aluminum edge even with the fiberglass?
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-25-2018, 10:04 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,643
Posted By dwranda
Did you actually trim/sand the front to match the...

Did you actually trim/sand the front to match the plywood disk before mounting the cowl on the plane?
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-25-2018, 06:17 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,643
Posted By dwranda
Some of them I can feel with my fingernail. There...

Some of them I can feel with my fingernail. There are definitely ridges.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-25-2018, 02:27 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,643
Posted By dwranda
Here's another question. On this same lower cowl...

Here's another question. On this same lower cowl there are these spider web looking areas. It almost looks like something hit it and cracked the fiberglass causing it to look like shattered glass....
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-25-2018, 10:05 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,643
Posted By dwranda
James cowl help needed

I'm trying to decipher the first page of the James cowl instructions. From what I can figure out they want you to figure out the midpoint line of the cowl openings then use those lines to cut/file...
Forum: RV-9/9A 10-22-2018, 03:57 PM
Replies: 946
Views: 459,164
Posted By dwranda
Good eye!! I am all ready to go with the Sika....

Good eye!! I am all ready to go with the Sika. I'm just waiting and hoping for a good weather day or 2. Temps in the 40's aren't going to cut it!
Forum: RV-9/9A 10-22-2018, 01:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 610
Posted By dwranda
Check out Dynon' IFR quick panels. It's not...

Check out Dynon' IFR quick panels. It's not Garmin screens but it will give you an idea of how it can look.
Forum: RV-9/9A 10-22-2018, 10:57 AM
Replies: 946
Views: 459,164
Posted By dwranda
Thanks everyone!! Yes I will be pulling the...

Thanks everyone!! Yes I will be pulling the engine off to do the firewall insulation and penetrations. At this point I plan on leaving the mount and engine together assuming I can do what needs to be...
Forum: RV-9/9A 10-19-2018, 11:50 PM
Replies: 946
Views: 459,164
Posted By dwranda
Engine hung for the first time!

After a good bit of struggling I finally got the engine hung by myself. My James cowl is coming next week so I wanted to hang it to be able to work on the cowl. I also had to mount the propeller just...
Forum: RV-12 10-17-2018, 09:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,621
Posted By dwranda
I suppose this question is pertinent to this...

I suppose this question is pertinent to this thread. I am mounting my engine soon to work on the cowl. Looks like the oil pressure sensor fitting needs to be installed first. Is Loctite 567 OK for...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-15-2018, 10:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 678
Posted By dwranda
The best way to get an idea of what is involved...

The best way to get an idea of what is involved is look at as many builders sites as you can. There are some really good ones out there.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-13-2018, 01:12 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 273
Posted By dwranda
Sika application temp?

I want to finally glue my canopy down but the temps have taken a turn for the worse. I see the Sikaflex instructions say don't apply under 50 degrees. Tomorrow is the only day in the next 2 weeks...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-10-2018, 09:01 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 336
Posted By dwranda
Avidyne IFD 410?

I just discovered that Avidyne has a unit called the 410. I'm assuming it is same as the 440 just without the radio. Is this correct? I would love to see Dynon hook up with them and do the deal...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 10-07-2018, 05:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,088
Posted By dwranda
I can't wait to be doing stuff like this!

I can't wait to be doing stuff like this!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-04-2018, 10:08 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 9,158
Posted By dwranda
I would like to know the weight difference...

I would like to know the weight difference between a standard one vs yours with no belt groove.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-26-2018, 11:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 491
Posted By dwranda
Excellent thanks!! Is there anything else I...

Excellent thanks!! Is there anything else I should look at installing? When my cowl shows up I want to hang the engine to start fitting it.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-26-2018, 10:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 491
Posted By dwranda
oil pressure fitting before hanging engine?

I've read on other posts that before hanging the engine you should definitely install the fitting for oil pressure because it's very hard to install it after hanging. Is this the fitting? Mine is a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-16-2018, 01:00 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,731
Posted By dwranda
My wife says I snore and stop breathing for a...

My wife says I snore and stop breathing for a while at a time while sleeping. I had a sleep study and couldn't sleep during it. At about 4 in the morning I asked to leave because I was wide awake....
Forum: RV-6/6A 09-16-2018, 06:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,380
Posted By dwranda
Did you see the instruction download on the...

Did you see the instruction download on the antisplat site for doing this on a tip up? The bar you are talking about gets moved so it doesn't interfere with the seat. Is the 6 mechanism different...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-12-2018, 05:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,042
Posted By dwranda
Canopy skin is riveted along with the...

Canopy skin is riveted along with the strengthening pieces on the inside. Today got the struts installed. I'll have some alignment work with the forward skin of course, but I'm moving forward and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-07-2018, 10:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,042
Posted By dwranda
Well I got the skins as close as I could so...

Well I got the skins as close as I could so decided it wasn't getting any better so I started riveting it together. Thanks to everyone for the ideas. Hopefully I'll have a good outcome to share in a...
Forum: RV-9/9A 09-06-2018, 11:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 860
Posted By dwranda
I installed in my 9A with a tip up during...

I installed in my 9A with a tip up during construction. I think I've posted these pics before, but here you go. I used the instructions posted on their site. Some of the bolts in the pics were...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-06-2018, 11:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,042
Posted By dwranda
I am on Bruces site ALL the time. I pretty much...

I am on Bruces site ALL the time. I pretty much have a browser tab on his site permanently up on my computer. The strange thing about this is that I had everything fitting pretty well and I was happy...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-06-2018, 11:38 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,042
Posted By dwranda
Canopy making me regret picking the 9!!

For the first time in my build I am regretting building the 9 instead of the 14. I had to get away from the plane before I ripped the canopy frame off and ran over it with the car. I thought I had it...
Forum: Tools 09-01-2018, 04:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,052
Posted By dwranda
I bought that bag from them and was not...

I bought that bag from them and was not impressed. Tried using them multiple times and wouldn't smooth any surface.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-01-2018, 12:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 398
Posted By dwranda
Firewall recess necessary with fixed pitch?

Is the firewall recess on the 9A only needed when using a constant speed prop? I am going fixed pitch. I also have a 90 degree oil filter adapter but don't know if that matters at all. I am going to...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-27-2018, 11:26 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,935
Posted By dwranda
Yes Dave from Jamestown NY is a fan! It was great...

Yes Dave from Jamestown NY is a fan! It was great talking to you!
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