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Forum: Interiors 08-15-2018, 08:31 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 45,098
Posted By dwranda
That's great to hear. I love the pics of the...

That's great to hear. I love the pics of the brown leather interior a few posts up, but not crazy about sitting on hot leather. Plus my wife hates it so it is definitely a no go. Sheepskin it is!!
Forum: Interiors 08-15-2018, 10:47 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 45,098
Posted By dwranda
Thanks Luke. I wonder why more people don't go...

Thanks Luke. I wonder why more people don't go for sheepskin. I would think they would be at the top of the comfort scale.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 08-14-2018, 07:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 468
Posted By dwranda
I also am hoping this one works out for you!

I also am hoping this one works out for you!
Forum: Interiors 08-14-2018, 04:36 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 45,098
Posted By dwranda
I received a quote from you guys for seats for my...

I received a quote from you guys for seats for my 9 a in sheepskin. I am most likely going to be getting them but I have yet to see pictures of the full sheepskin seats in any planes. Do you have any...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-13-2018, 10:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,483
Posted By dwranda
That is just amazing craftsmanship Dan. I wish I...

That is just amazing craftsmanship Dan. I wish I had taken the time to come look at your plane in person at Oshkosh. Everything I do on this plane is new to me so I have to learn it. I am getting...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-12-2018, 08:43 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,483
Posted By dwranda
Great pics Oly thanks! Looks like you did a very...

Great pics Oly thanks! Looks like you did a very nice job with the baffles. Am I to assume that the round inlets of the cowl just feed into the squarish(is that even a word?) inlets with no real seal...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-11-2018, 08:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,483
Posted By dwranda
This is the first I have heard of using the...

This is the first I have heard of using the regular baffle material with a sam james cowl. I have just ordered my cowl and baffling but didn't order a plenum because of the nightmares everyone has...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-05-2018, 11:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,398
Posted By dwranda
Bill, I understand you wanting to fly now that...

Bill, I understand you wanting to fly now that your plane is done. If this winter there is a stretch of bad weather and flying isn't possible I am still interested in your plenum if you were to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-03-2018, 03:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 294
Posted By dwranda
I'm going to try this. If I'm understanding this...

I'm going to try this. If I'm understanding this correctly it's basically just making the female portion of the die and then using a screw as the male portion of the die. Is that right?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-03-2018, 01:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 294
Posted By dwranda
#10 screw dimple die loan???

I am building the canopy on my 9A and the little block that holds the strut is held on with #10 screws. I have to dimple the skin for these 4 screws and I don't have a #10 dimple die. I really don't...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 07-26-2018, 09:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,237
Posted By dwranda
It's actually a cricut. She is very creative. ...

It's actually a cricut. She is very creative. She's a crafter and I'm an air crafter!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-24-2018, 04:01 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,800
Posted By dwranda
If you can't park the planes together can't you...

If you can't park the planes together can't you set up 2 tents at either of the planes to be able to camp together?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-20-2018, 03:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 528
Posted By dwranda
No holes for me, I'm gluing it on!!

No holes for me, I'm gluing it on!!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-20-2018, 02:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 528
Posted By dwranda
Canopy cut!!

Well another 9 gets it's big cut. Took advantage of the beautiful 85 degree day here in WNY and decided to quit thinking about it and just do it. It was also a small goal of mine to get it done...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-17-2018, 07:27 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 199
Posted By dwranda
skybolt oshkosh specials???

Skybolt had special pricing for Sun n Fun so I thought there would be discounts for Oshkosh but haven't seen any yet. Did I miss it or has there been nothing?
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 07-16-2018, 02:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,237
Posted By dwranda
RV light up camping buckets

First off let me say to the moderators that if this is in violation of the non advertisers promoting products rule then go ahead and remove this ad. My wife is a crafter and makes these cool light...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-13-2018, 04:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 458
Posted By dwranda
Exactly. That's why I would like to see some...

Exactly. That's why I would like to see some actually in the airplane and not just on their stand in the booth. Can't wait!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-13-2018, 09:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 458
Posted By dwranda
Any Dynon quick panels at Oshkosh I could see?

I would like to talk to any owners who have installed a Dynon or AF quick panel in their plane. I'm building a 9A so a 7 or 9 would be preferable but not necessary. I would love to see it in your...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-11-2018, 03:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,044
Posted By dwranda
Excellent!!! Thanks Greg!

Excellent!!! Thanks Greg!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-11-2018, 12:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,044
Posted By dwranda
Has anyone done this on an IO360 with the 90...

Has anyone done this on an IO360 with the 90 degree oil filter adapter? I'm wondering if there is room for the alternator next to the filter.
http://i64.tinypic.com/2q00roh.jpg
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-09-2018, 07:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 405
Posted By dwranda
I also noticed the prices at Merritt were quite a...

I also noticed the prices at Merritt were quite a bit cheaper than Jamestown. I will be placing an order with them. Thanks everyone!!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-09-2018, 02:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 405
Posted By dwranda
Thanks Scott! They were cheaper than where I was...

Thanks Scott! They were cheaper than where I was looking.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-09-2018, 01:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 405
Posted By dwranda
Sikaflex quantity and where to buy?

Wondering where everyone purchased their sika to bond their canopies. I see Amazon has it so it probably can't be a much easier purchase than that. How much do I need also?
Thanks!!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-07-2018, 01:38 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,041
Posted By dwranda
So you don't have any holes in your firewall?

So you don't have any holes in your firewall?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-07-2018, 11:45 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,041
Posted By dwranda
I get that, but the point is to not have anything...

I get that, but the point is to not have anything thin that can easily burn through quickly and emit gasses or flames to the cabin. I imagine you know that though and your statement was a little...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-05-2018, 06:35 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,047
Posted By dwranda
Congratulations Scott! Last spring you were...

Congratulations Scott! Last spring you were gracious enough to spend a couple hours with my wife and I showing off your plane and answering all of my questions. Hopefully in the not too distant...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 06-30-2018, 09:58 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 13,985
Posted By dwranda
Exactly what I was thinking!!

Exactly what I was thinking!!
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-30-2018, 08:47 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,384
Posted By dwranda
Nobody ever told Vlad that I guess:D

Nobody ever told Vlad that I guess:D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-29-2018, 07:45 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 792
Posted By dwranda
Any chance I could pick up a tip up latch from...

Any chance I could pick up a tip up latch from you at Oshkosh?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-21-2018, 02:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 745
Posted By dwranda
Thanks everyone! I have got it about as good as I...

Thanks everyone! I have got it about as good as I can so I have started drilling. P.S. Bill, going to send you a PM about your plenums.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-21-2018, 10:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 745
Posted By dwranda
Yeah the top canopy skin is definitely not tight...

Yeah the top canopy skin is definitely not tight to the side skins. The skin wants to flare out right there. The frame itself looks like it is sitting in a good spot though.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-21-2018, 06:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 745
Posted By dwranda
7/9 tip up canopy frame advice needed

Trying to fit the forward canopy frame. To those who have went before me does this look normal? I have a pretty good gap along the top where it meets the front skin, but on the sides they don't match...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-19-2018, 07:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,733
Posted By dwranda
Are the sign ups all done? I don't see anywhere...

Are the sign ups all done? I don't see anywhere to volunteer.
Forum: My RV Build Project 06-19-2018, 06:36 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 61,798
Posted By dwranda
Congrats!! My garage looked like that just a...

Congrats!! My garage looked like that just a couple weeks ago.
Forum: RV-9/9A 06-18-2018, 08:33 AM
Replies: 929
Views: 440,770
Posted By dwranda
It's just a 3/4" rubber grommet from harbor...

It's just a 3/4" rubber grommet from harbor freight. It came in one of their plastic boxes with a bunch of other sizes. I actually destroyed one first thinking I had to cut it a certain way to fit...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-17-2018, 08:07 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 9,884
Posted By dwranda
I've already got landing lights in my leading...

I've already got landing lights in my leading edge and have the fly led in the tips but how cool would you look coming in to land with lights in the tips AND the leading edge? Is there ever too much...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-15-2018, 03:34 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 9,884
Posted By dwranda
Sure wish you had these before I cut the holes in...

Sure wish you had these before I cut the holes in my wings!! They look great though!
Forum: RV-9/9A 06-15-2018, 03:27 PM
Replies: 929
Views: 440,770
Posted By dwranda
Canopy mechanisms with almost a 14 anti splat mod

Started the canopy mechanisms. First pic is the release hardware. I'm shortening the release handle to attach to the sub panel like many others do.
http://i64.tinypic.com/20891kk.jpg
Next pics are...
Forum: RV-9/9A 06-06-2018, 09:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,249
Posted By dwranda
Congrats!! I can't wait for my first flight.

Congrats!! I can't wait for my first flight.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-30-2018, 07:36 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,364
Posted By dwranda
Pretty sure you can only camp in homebuilt if you...

Pretty sure you can only camp in homebuilt if you are with a plane. Just camp in Scholler. There's a good chance you'll end up near someone who has or is building an RV. We're everywhere!!:D
Forum: RV-9/9A 05-29-2018, 01:16 PM
Replies: 929
Views: 440,770
Posted By dwranda
Finish kit has arrived!!!

My finish kit was delivered today. I was a little worried when I saw the crate since it had 3 holes in the side. I took plenty of pics as I opened the crate to check for damage. Luckily it looks like...
Forum: RV-9/9A 05-28-2018, 07:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 847
Posted By dwranda
Don't sweat it. We all need encouragement at some...

Don't sweat it. We all need encouragement at some point. I look at a lot of helpful build sites. It helps to visualize the steps that sometimes seem hard to understand. So many have come before us...
Forum: RV-9/9A 05-27-2018, 10:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 847
Posted By dwranda
+1 !!!!!!!

+1 !!!!!!!
Forum: RV-9/9A 05-27-2018, 09:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 847
Posted By dwranda
I'm not sure why you think it would be a lot...

I'm not sure why you think it would be a lot easier to put the bottom skins on with the top skins off. If you are talking about moving the ribs slightly because the holes may not line up that's not...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-19-2018, 11:35 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,548
Posted By dwranda
That is such a great way of expressing how this...

That is such a great way of expressing how this whole thing works!!
Forum: RV-12 05-17-2018, 08:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,140
Posted By dwranda
If he ever gets it painted it better look like a...

If he ever gets it painted it better look like a Russian fighter jet.
Forum: RV-14 05-13-2018, 02:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,690
Posted By dwranda
I'm no engineer but I bet figuring out a way to...

I'm no engineer but I bet figuring out a way to override it if it did't function would be the hard part of the install. My first thought was wow that is cool Second thought was what happens if it...
Forum: RV-14 05-13-2018, 08:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,690
Posted By dwranda
Wow I hope someone has details on that. Very high...

Wow I hope someone has details on that. Very high coolness factor on this mod!!
Forum: Painting your RV 05-05-2018, 04:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,637
Posted By dwranda
Has anyone put a clear epoxy coat over rattle can...

Has anyone put a clear epoxy coat over rattle can paint? I love the color and textured look of the hammered rustoleum I am using. Would it be feasible to put a thin layer of clear epoxy on top of the...
Forum: Painting your RV 05-05-2018, 09:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,637
Posted By dwranda
I am using Rustoleum self etching primer. Its a...

I am using Rustoleum self etching primer. Its a military looking green color. I am thinking of putting side panels in from a vendor so under those it will just be primer. Any other areas that will...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-23-2018, 06:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,012
Posted By dwranda
What does this mean for parts that are out of...

What does this mean for parts that are out of stock? I was going to buy the canopy latch for my 9A.
Forum: Northeast 04-15-2018, 03:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 689
Posted By dwranda
No problem! There is also a guy (also named...

No problem! There is also a guy (also named Dave) in East Aurora who is starting a 14A. He purchased the kit from a guy in Utica. It had slow build wings, empennage and a quick build fuse.
Dave
Forum: Northeast 04-15-2018, 12:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 689
Posted By dwranda
Hi Joe, I'm the guy building the 9A in...

Hi Joe,
I'm the guy building the 9A in Jamestown New York. My tail, wings and fuselage are pretty much done and I'm awaiting delivery of my finishing kit. If you have any questions or would like...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-09-2018, 04:03 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 7,894
Posted By dwranda
I'm putting an IO360 on my 9A so along with a...

I'm putting an IO360 on my 9A so along with a Catto prop I should be good. Trying to keep as much weight as I can off the nose wheel though. If I could save a pound or two using that alternator and...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-07-2018, 09:09 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 7,894
Posted By dwranda
Engine and electrical system newbie here. I'm...

Engine and electrical system newbie here. I'm intrigued by this. Are there any negatives using only a great driven alternator? On the surface it seems like a good idea getting rid of the front...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 04-04-2018, 08:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,416
Posted By dwranda
I can't wait to be doing these trips when the...

I can't wait to be doing these trips when the plane is done!!! Keep these posts coming!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-29-2018, 05:33 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,428
Posted By dwranda
:Dahhhh. So someone wants to keep up with RV's...

:Dahhhh. So someone wants to keep up with RV's without getting an RV. What do you think the reason is for not getting an RV?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-29-2018, 04:49 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,428
Posted By dwranda
I know this doesn't help your discussion but the...

I know this doesn't help your discussion but the first thing that came to my head was why not just get an RV? If you're looking for something that goes the speed of an RV it seems like that's the...
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-28-2018, 09:44 AM
Replies: 543
Views: 603,373
Posted By dwranda
Beautiful plane!! Your paint job is exactly what...

Beautiful plane!! Your paint job is exactly what I want to do for my 9A. What colors did you use? Thanks!!
Forum: Texas (North) 03-24-2018, 03:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 583
Posted By dwranda
Welcome!! You're in the right place. If it...

Welcome!! You're in the right place. If it wasn't for VAF and peoples various build sites there is no way I would be doing this.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-24-2018, 06:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 865
Posted By dwranda
Thanks! The side panel integration was also one...

Thanks! The side panel integration was also one of my concerns. I haven't really seen how the vans latch works. I am leaning towards the jd but if anyone had pics or a video showing how the vans...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-21-2018, 08:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 865
Posted By dwranda
Check out the JD air parts website and look under...

Check out the JD air parts website and look under the rv9 section for the custom tip up latch.
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