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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-22-2019, 07:30 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,686
Posted By 9GT
5 pages (so far) discussing how to lift an engine...

5 pages (so far) discussing how to lift an engine out of a crate with an engine crane,,,,,,I am at a loss for words, yet somehow we can build an airplane.;)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-21-2019, 07:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 612
Posted By 9GT
Tie down ring.

Tie down ring.
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 06-20-2019, 04:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 470
Posted By 9GT
I had a question on a recent antenna order and he...

I had a question on a recent antenna order and he answered back within minutes the other day. I do have a tx for him though.
Forum: RV-14 06-11-2019, 07:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,308
Posted By 9GT
When I owned a Cessna, I had it Corrosion X...

When I owned a Cessna, I had it Corrosion X treated. Like someone already stated, it never stop's oozing and I was constantly wiping the airplane down. It also has an odor that you will smell...
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-07-2019, 07:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 457
Posted By 9GT
That's out of line. I have $80K builders risk on...

That's out of line. I have $80K builders risk on my RV-9A through Gallagher that I just renewed and the premium was $518. Give Shanna or Kim a call. They know the experimental market thoroughly...
Forum: Fiberglass 06-07-2019, 07:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 607
Posted By 9GT
Thats an EZ fix. Clean the area several times...

Thats an EZ fix. Clean the area several times with lacquer thinned and flush out any oil in the honeycomb. Do this several times and thoroughly dry with light compressed air or better yet, a hair...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-06-2019, 08:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 417
Posted By 9GT
I put the Princeton probes in my 10. Very...

I put the Princeton probes in my 10. Very accurate after you use the first 7 gallons or so due to wing angle. That being said, after my Phase 1 fly-off, I started using auto fuel and sometimes a...
Forum: Interiors 06-02-2019, 02:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,121
Posted By 9GT
Mine is on its way. I took advantage of the...

Mine is on its way. I took advantage of the special free shipping offer on a full leather interior they were running at the time I ordered.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-30-2019, 12:31 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,592
Posted By 9GT
I donít know but replacing the bolt and nut with...

I donít know but replacing the bolt and nut with new would give ME piece of mind. The cost is minuscule in the grand total of this repair.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-30-2019, 06:28 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,592
Posted By 9GT
I know the bolts are expensive, but I would go...

I know the bolts are expensive, but I would go ahead and replace them with new bolts and nuts. It's cheap insurance that you don't weaken the old bolts by re-stretching them when torqued a second...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-28-2019, 06:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 690
Posted By 9GT
I did this on my RV-10 and used a brand new...

I did this on my RV-10 and used a brand new Nippon alternator. Worked great for a little over 90 hours, then without warning on a short XC went out on me. I was able to get back home with my dual...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 05-25-2019, 07:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 326
Posted By 9GT
Iíll take the map box kit! PM sent with my info....

Iíll take the map box kit! PM sent with my info. Thanks. Dave
Forum: RV-9/9A 05-21-2019, 08:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,406
Posted By 9GT
A seller who does not let a potential look at the...

A seller who does not let a potential look at the engine? I wouldn't walk away from any kind of a deal,,,I would run!
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-21-2019, 07:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,135
Posted By 9GT
Yep,,,good gun for this purpose. They go on sale...

Yep,,,good gun for this purpose. They go on sale sometimes for under $10,,,,ad the 20% coupon and your at $8. I always have a couple NIB on my shelf in case I am too lazy/tired to clean it,,,,I...
Forum: Autopilots 05-15-2019, 07:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,194
Posted By 9GT
I have spent hours in the air helping my buddy...

I have spent hours in the air helping my buddy with his Cozy MKIV equipped with a Dynon Skyview Touch with Dynon AP system and a Garmin 430 non WASS trying to get the thing to work right. Using the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-29-2019, 07:49 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,932
Posted By 9GT
In the RV-10 I kept an assortment of blade fuses...

In the RV-10 I kept an assortment of blade fuses in a small snack size zip-lock and that was left in the map box. I'll do the same for the -9A. I numbered all the blade fuse slots and made up a...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-29-2019, 02:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 745
Posted By 9GT
Perfect opportunity for an upgrade to something...

Perfect opportunity for an upgrade to something more modern.
https://flyleds.com/products/
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-27-2019, 08:22 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,932
Posted By 9GT
I am using the LED indicator blade fuses in my...

I am using the LED indicator blade fuses in my RV-9A build using this Bussmann panel mounted rear terminal fuse block with cover. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-23-2019, 09:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,257
Posted By 9GT
I have been on the list for one of those...

I have been on the list for one of those gascolator's since last August,,,,,,any idea on when they will become available?:confused:
Forum: RV-10 04-22-2019, 07:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 910
Posted By 9GT
I did all the final rigging and adjusting when I...

I did all the final rigging and adjusting when I built my RV-10 while the airplane was still in my shop at home. It was large enough though that I could get both wings installed. It was quick and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-17-2019, 08:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,043
Posted By 9GT
I ordered my interior from them about 2 months...

I ordered my interior from them about 2 months ago. Very delightful to converse with and plan out the materials and color combination I wanted. The sample materials arrived about a week after I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-16-2019, 08:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,025
Posted By 9GT
I thought I was done with aviation but was wrong....

I thought I was done with aviation but was wrong. Biggest mistake I ever made was selling my beloved RV-10. The 9A will suit my needs now for economy of ownership and usage.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-16-2019, 11:54 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,025
Posted By 9GT
I transported my RV-9A from NC to Gladwin MI on...

I transported my RV-9A from NC to Gladwin MI on my 20' car hauler. The width of the tires on the gear fit over the trailer fenders so I built ramps and supports out of 2" X materials. I had a small...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-11-2019, 12:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,039
Posted By 9GT
Just experienced a sudden injector failure in my...

Just experienced a sudden injector failure in my buddies Cozy MKIV a couple weeks ago down in Florida while he was practicing instrument approaches at Punta Gorda and I was safety pilot. The shaking...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-08-2019, 07:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,175
Posted By 9GT
The G3X needs a minimum of 10 volts to stay on...

The G3X needs a minimum of 10 volts to stay on when you crank the engine. Most starters will cause a momentary drop below that when first engaged. As mentioned, the GAD27 will take care of that...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-26-2019, 08:53 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,379
Posted By 9GT
I got very lucky this week and snagged a short...

I got very lucky this week and snagged a short number by mail. Seemed like every time there were short numbers available on the FAA website and I tried to reserve one on line, I would get the letter...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-14-2019, 03:10 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,383
Posted By 9GT
I wonder how uShip would work out price wise...

I wonder how uShip would work out price wise compared to the usual shippers used by Van's. Might be worth looking into on your next kit order that comes in large wooden crates. Vans can give you...
Forum: Tools 03-14-2019, 06:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 847
Posted By 9GT
Make sure that the adjustable set is able to move...

Make sure that the adjustable set is able to move in the yoke when the yoke and ram set is out of the squeezer. When I built my RV-10, the adjustable ram for my squeezer came from Avery and was very...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-13-2019, 09:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,841
Posted By 9GT
Hinges,,No pillowing.

Hinges,,No pillowing.
Forum: RV-10 03-08-2019, 01:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,427
Posted By 9GT
I wrapped mine with aluminum HVAC tape to give a...

I wrapped mine with aluminum HVAC tape to give a snug slip fit.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-08-2019, 01:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 533
Posted By 9GT
Maybe the risk of liability is keeping the...

Maybe the risk of liability is keeping the previous owner from supplying you with the bill of sale?
Forum: Tools 03-08-2019, 09:15 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,223
Posted By 9GT
Also keep in mind that MOST of the lower priced,...

Also keep in mind that MOST of the lower priced, and sometimes higher priced tools, are made in China. Craftsman tools have been manufactured in China for a number of years now and the quality is...
Forum: RV-10 03-04-2019, 10:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 484
Posted By 9GT
Makes sense. I also had the older plans that...

Makes sense. I also had the older plans that called for a straight fitting.
Forum: RV-10 03-04-2019, 07:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 484
Posted By 9GT
I had the same issue on mine. I marked the hose...

I had the same issue on mine. I marked the hose end fitting where there was a slight outward flare on the crimp fitting and took the hose off and carefully ground the edge flared out so it was...
Forum: RV-10 02-26-2019, 07:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 626
Posted By 9GT
Bingo! Don't cut that stick until you got it...

Bingo! Don't cut that stick until you got it rigged,,, and you do have a a fair amount of adjustment in the control rods while still maintaining thread depth integrity.
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-26-2019, 11:16 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,336
Posted By 9GT
Those brackets should have been reamed to size on...

Those brackets should have been reamed to size on a drill press to maintain a 90* alignment BEFORE the brackets were installed. It would have then been very easy to position the brackets in...
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-25-2019, 01:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,336
Posted By 9GT
Drill it .010 under size then ream.

Drill it .010 under size then ream.
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-25-2019, 08:18 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,336
Posted By 9GT
Back in my day as a machinist, we would chuck up...

Back in my day as a machinist, we would chuck up a new reamer and lightly hit it with a fine stone VERY LIGHTLY to remove any burrs and that would ensure a tight dowel or bushing fit. Easy enough to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-24-2019, 06:54 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 9,000
Posted By 9GT
I went with the low back seats to make it easier...

I went with the low back seats to make it easier to reach in back during flight in case I need to get something back there. Flight bag, sandwiches, beverages.
Forum: RV-10 02-22-2019, 01:09 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,993
Posted By 9GT
I like to use boiled linseed oil to protect the...

I like to use boiled linseed oil to protect the inside surfaces of tubing where you can't get painted. Dump some in, swish around and stand it on end to drain away the access.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-21-2019, 07:07 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 9,000
Posted By 9GT
I placed my order for a full leather interior...

I placed my order for a full leather interior last week. I was told that it would be 5-6 weeks before they start on mine due the amount of orders they received during the 15% off special they were...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-21-2019, 10:21 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,746
Posted By 9GT
Yep. Paid forum advertisers and they like to...

Yep. Paid forum advertisers and they like to keep the forum members informed AND they look out for our (experimental crowd) interests. You might shop for insurance for your project some day and...
Forum: RV-10 02-19-2019, 05:35 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,993
Posted By 9GT
The strength of the step is primarily going to...

The strength of the step is primarily going to depend on how well it was welded. Look closely for examples of an undercut weld. This will be a weak spot subject to cracking with use. ...
Forum: RV-10 02-19-2019, 07:13 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,993
Posted By 9GT
There a enough reports about steps breaking that...

There a enough reports about steps breaking that I took the time and effort to reinforce TIG weld the steps on my RV-10 before I installed them. On my RV-9A project, the steps were already installed...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-18-2019, 06:49 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,926
Posted By 9GT
Shane is correct here. You will want/need the...

Shane is correct here. You will want/need the GTN650 installation manual also so ask Stein to send email you the PDF, almost 900 pages. I took the time to print out a full copy and put it in a huge...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-14-2019, 12:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,453
Posted By 9GT
Its what he wanted to see, so that's what I made...

Its what he wanted to see, so that's what I made sure was there. Its HIS decision on weather or not to sign the AW certificate.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-14-2019, 07:31 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,453
Posted By 9GT
In making this decision you may want to check...

In making this decision you may want to check with your DAR if you are using one for your AW inspection. An alternate air source was on the list provided by my DAR that he wanted to see when I built...
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-10-2019, 12:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 992
Posted By 9GT
Don't trim your control stick until you have your...

Don't trim your control stick until you have your panel built and installed, all rigging completed, stick grips installed and your seats in place. IF you need to trim them you only want to trim...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-08-2019, 01:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,777
Posted By 9GT
Not always. I donate by PayPal and that just...

Not always. I donate by PayPal and that just identifies me by my email address and not my forum user name. I donít provide that personal information on any of forums that I belong to and that...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-07-2019, 07:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,271
Posted By 9GT
Make sure you are in compliance with airport...

Make sure you are in compliance with airport rules. There are many airports , public and private, that prohibit the storage of fuel outside of the plane in the hanger and they also prohibit fueling...
Forum: RV-10 02-04-2019, 06:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 979
Posted By 9GT
Same here when I built my -10. No interference...

Same here when I built my -10. No interference problems at all on my build.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-03-2019, 08:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,012
Posted By 9GT
I would rent it also when I get a little closer...

I would rent it also when I get a little closer to first flight.
Forum: RV-10 01-31-2019, 06:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,031
Posted By 9GT
Its not a fun job to do after the engine is hung...

Its not a fun job to do after the engine is hung but it is doable. Ask me how I know. :o
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-30-2019, 08:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,041
Posted By 9GT
When I bought my RV-9A project, it came with a FP...

When I bought my RV-9A project, it came with a FP prop. Having flown both FP and CS, it was a no brainer decision for me to swap out the FP for a CS MT on my -9A. Another benefit with my MT is...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-27-2019, 01:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 843
Posted By 9GT
You can also install a Garmin GAD 27. This nice...

You can also install a Garmin GAD 27. This nice little unit does some pretty cool stuff. https://buy.garmin.com/en-US/US/p/521821
Forum: Propellers 01-26-2019, 02:35 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 14,337
Posted By 9GT
I concur that this sort of damage to the prop...

I concur that this sort of damage to the prop should be caught at the pre-flight inspection. This damage may have occurred during the last flight prior to the OP's CI so I am not pointing a finger. ...
Forum: RV-4 01-25-2019, 04:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 898
Posted By 9GT
A heat gun can work sometimes and be very careful...

A heat gun can work sometimes and be very careful not to burn the composite. I would just cut and re-glass as needed. It really is not that difficult to do.
Forum: RV-10 01-25-2019, 08:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,000
Posted By 9GT
I think that the 3 blade in aluminum is going to...

I think that the 3 blade in aluminum is going to make you a little nose heavy. My RV-10 had the two blade Hartzell and had dual PC680's in the per plans tail location. Since I have short legs and...
Forum: Tools 01-25-2019, 07:57 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,289
Posted By 9GT
Last summer the airport I am building at had a...

Last summer the airport I am building at had a small fly-in with about 25 planes on the ramp. As usual, I was in the hanger working on my RV-9A. A short time after everyone flew off the field, an...
Forum: Fiberglass 01-24-2019, 04:02 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 134,130
Posted By 9GT
You can get dacron polyester fabric from just...

You can get dacron polyester fabric from just about any local fab store in various weights. When we were building the two Cozy MKIV's at my house, I would even find it on clearance once in a while in...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-24-2019, 10:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 632
Posted By 9GT
Garmin is very specific on what SD card to use,...

Garmin is very specific on what SD card to use, and even states a certain brand to use in the G3X installation manual: Page 20 section 1.5.5 SD Card. I never had any issues using the specified card...
Forum: Tools 01-20-2019, 03:16 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,564
Posted By 9GT
My set up is a lot like Larry's. 60 gallon...

My set up is a lot like Larry's. 60 gallon compressor with 1/2" regulator at the tank https://www.harborfreight.com/12-in-air-line-filter-regulator-with-gauge-68281.html set at 130 psi and a 50' run...
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