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Forum: RV-10 07-15-2018, 10:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 790
Posted By 9GT
My flying buddy in Florida uses this one in his...

My flying buddy in Florida uses this one in his Cozy MKIV and really likes it. He uses the freeze packs and has plenty of cooling power that he states lasts a good couple hours of steady "ON" use. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-27-2018, 07:52 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,775
Posted By 9GT
That's great news. When I was fitting and...

That's great news. When I was fitting and bending the float arms on my tanks before installation, I was not happy with the float arm retention clip, so I put a few small dabs of proseal to ensure...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-10-2018, 02:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 833
Posted By 9GT
Make sure the bed of the deck is a roll back in...

Make sure the bed of the deck is a roll back in addition to tilt. Make sure also that it is wide enough to fir the wheels and axle nuts. The driver failed to heed my request when I made...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-08-2018, 04:10 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,775
Posted By 9GT
I tested both my new senders with an ohm meter...

I tested both my new senders with an ohm meter before I installed them in my modified ER quick build tanks. One was not at all happy and I was getting a small range of float arm swing with no...
Forum: Safety 06-06-2018, 06:47 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,347
Posted By 9GT
I was fortunate enough to have a CFI who also...

I was fortunate enough to have a CFI who also owned the local FBO and was AP/AI. He taught me how to do a thorough pre-flight, and not just by going through the motions, but explaining what are...
Forum: Safety 06-05-2018, 09:27 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,347
Posted By 9GT
There is no assumption here. I know what saw. ...

There is no assumption here. I know what saw. The value to the community here is remind fellow aviators to NOT get complacent with their aircraft. The very least someone should do is sump the...
Forum: Safety 06-05-2018, 07:28 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,347
Posted By 9GT
Plane Ownership & Complacency

I see this often since I spend so much time now at the airport hanger working on my -9A. (KGDW is a very nice rural airport but has little activity) I see so many pilots who own their own planes do...
Forum: RV-10 06-05-2018, 06:54 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,144
Posted By 9GT
I used the hinge method with a Ray Allen servo. ...

I used the hinge method with a Ray Allen servo. Hard to see in the photo but the servo is mounted on the inside of a removable access panel to the left of the threaded rod fairing. I installed...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-03-2018, 07:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,159
Posted By 9GT
I also used the MaFarlane Cowl Saver material on...

I also used the MaFarlane Cowl Saver material on my RV-10. I was sold on the stuff at their Airventure booth and the demo set up they had going. I was not happy with the fit on the rear of the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-29-2018, 06:52 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,057
Posted By 9GT
Memorial Day, holiday weekend, and the G3Xperts...

Memorial Day, holiday weekend, and the G3Xperts from Garmin are monitoring the forums to help out their customers. When I built my Garmin equipped RV-10, they were there for me when I needed help. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-09-2018, 08:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 609
Posted By 9GT
Good to know. Thank you.

Good to know. Thank you.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-09-2018, 07:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 609
Posted By 9GT
Printing Quality From Van's Thumb Drive

I have the RV-9 plans thumb drive from Van's. I am also missing a few of the full size drawings (24" X 36") I would like to replace. We have a local print shop that can do these for me but I am...
Forum: RV-10 05-08-2018, 12:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 830
Posted By 9GT
A little heat with a heat gun and a stiff 1" wide...

A little heat with a heat gun and a stiff 1" wide putty knife with a sharpened edge works very well. I popped mine off with very little effort extending my fuel tank capacity on my -9 quick build...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-08-2018, 10:39 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,491
Posted By 9GT
I could not find that valve on the MC web site...

I could not find that valve on the MC web site Carl. Would you happen to have a part number or catagory you found it under? Also,,,is it a steel or plastic valve? Thanks!
Forum: RV-10 05-06-2018, 06:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,245
Posted By 9GT
Sold my -10 two years ago to downsize also. I...

Sold my -10 two years ago to downsize also. I regretted that decision the moment I watched the plane leave the runway with the new owner. That said, in three years I only had more than 2 people in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-01-2018, 03:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,851
Posted By 9GT
Quick Build wing tanks or are they standard kit...

Quick Build wing tanks or are they standard kit built?
Forum: RV-10 04-30-2018, 08:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,481
Posted By 9GT
I put the Andair retro-fit locking caps in my -10...

I put the Andair retro-fit locking caps in my -10 during the build. Very nice quality product and like Bob mentioned, keep the key attached with your ignition key and you will always have the caps...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-27-2018, 02:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 360
Posted By 9GT
I installed an IO-540 V4A5 in my -10 that had a...

I installed an IO-540 V4A5 in my -10 that had a forward facing fuel servo kind of similar to yours. I fabricated a custom bracket for the control cables out of .063 4130 steel. I have the equipment...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-25-2018, 02:52 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,707
Posted By 9GT
I second what Mike suggested,,,,videos on-line...

I second what Mike suggested,,,,videos on-line would be fantastic!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-23-2018, 06:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,302
Posted By 9GT
Double sided carpet tapes works great for this...

Double sided carpet tapes works great for this kind of stuff. Use a piece of plywood or flat board as the backer.
Forum: Propellers 04-22-2018, 06:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 617
Posted By 9GT
My flying/building buddy has had all the Cozy...

My flying/building buddy has had all the Cozy MKIV MT propeller and MT governor overhaul done by http://www.tiffinaire.com/en/services/PropellerMaintenance.aspx . They do excellent quality work and...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-22-2018, 06:41 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,538
Posted By 9GT
I have been thinking of having my panel...

I have been thinking of having my panel professionally cut this time. I am not up to speed using CAD and I can't even open Van's panel drawing on my old computers. Can these cutting services do...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-21-2018, 07:02 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,684
Posted By 9GT
I used rattle can paint on the RV-10 panel and...

I used rattle can paint on the RV-10 panel and had Stein print up a sheet of water slide transfer labels that I clear coated after application. It looked great but after taking the panel on and off...
Forum: Tools 04-19-2018, 10:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,240
Posted By 9GT
Squeeze the floating retention ring on the rivet...

Squeeze the floating retention ring on the rivet set a little with needle nose pliers to tighten it up a bit. You want the set tight enough to not fall or pull out on its own, but loose enough to...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-16-2018, 08:03 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,545
Posted By 9GT
The 3 blade MT I ordered last month for my -9A is...

The 3 blade MT I ordered last month for my -9A is through Tiffin Aire http://www.tiffinaire.com/en/Home.aspx . I saved considerable $$$$ going through them as apposed to Van's. They are a dealer...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-09-2018, 10:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 577
Posted By 9GT
No longer available from Sky Geek either. Not a...

No longer available from Sky Geek either. Not a good sign. :o
https://www.skygeek.com/rite-system-kit-basic.html
Forum: RV-10 04-08-2018, 04:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 533
Posted By 9GT
Thank you Michael!

Thank you Michael!
Forum: RV-10 04-07-2018, 08:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 533
Posted By 9GT
RV-10 Van's Part # Needed

Could someone look at their RV-10 plans and give me the Van's part number for the lower portion of the instrument panel that is about 1.75" wide with the flange on the bottom? Its riveted to the...
Forum: Steam Gauges 04-07-2018, 03:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 782
Posted By 9GT
I lost mine and made one for the -10, but don't...

I lost mine and made one for the -10, but don't remember what I used. It was made of plastic. I know its of no help but look around and find something easily modified to fit ,. IIRC, the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-06-2018, 02:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,351
Posted By 9GT
Add a slope, a little ice maybe, then...

Add a slope, a little ice maybe, then fuel,,,,,,,. A power tug really comes in handy. Especially if its just you pushing it back into the hanger.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-04-2018, 09:44 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,031
Posted By 9GT
Anyone cut both the Tempest and NAPA Gold 1515...

Anyone cut both the Tempest and NAPA Gold 1515 open and do a side by side comparison? I would be interested in seeing some pics and also filter housing metal thickness measurements. Maybe even a...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-03-2018, 07:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,197
Posted By 9GT
My IO-540V4A5 engine only had an 8 quart oil...

My IO-540V4A5 engine only had an 8 quart oil capacity. After I replaced the cylinder power assemblies with new ones from Superior, that pretty much eliminated the oil loss through the vent tube I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-02-2018, 02:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,488
Posted By 9GT
Center drills work wonders for stuff like this. ...

Center drills work wonders for stuff like this. And don't buy the cheap China crappy ones!
Forum: My RV Build Project 04-02-2018, 12:11 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 27,488
Posted By 9GT
Looks great Andy. One more item to check off the...

Looks great Andy. One more item to check off the list.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-02-2018, 07:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,386
Posted By 9GT
Yes the plans have us do that building the -10.

Yes the plans have us do that building the -10.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-01-2018, 11:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 842
Posted By 9GT
If you have a choice, go for the C-152. Has a...

If you have a choice, go for the C-152. Has a bit more hp than the C-150 and the "performance" is a better. You will pay a little more for one but you'll get that back when/if you sell it. I loved...
Forum: RV-10 04-01-2018, 05:38 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,517
Posted By 9GT
If the nose wheel is not aligned straight when it...

If the nose wheel is not aligned straight when it lifts off the ground, it may be skewed left or right and not center, creating a trim effect. Breakout force is important. I would disassemble,...
Forum: RV-10 03-30-2018, 07:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,192
Posted By 9GT
I preferred to keep it light and fabricated the...

I preferred to keep it light and fabricated the per plans brake line system in my -10. Use a little lubricant on the burnishing cone of the Parker Rolo-Flair and don't under or over flare.
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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-29-2018, 08:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,272
Posted By 9GT
I cleaned out the shop a couple years ago and...

I cleaned out the shop a couple years ago and finally decided to part with most of my scrap steel and aluminum. Rather than take it to the local recycle company I put a "Free Scrap Steel/Aluminum"...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-28-2018, 07:39 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,233
Posted By 9GT
Its on the Condition check list,,,,it gets done,...

Its on the Condition check list,,,,it gets done, Period. Lazy and sloppy is no way to maintain an airplane.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-28-2018, 03:55 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,233
Posted By 9GT
Absolutely change the oil again after 10 hours...

Absolutely change the oil again after 10 hours AND cut that oil filter open and inspect that. A lot of bad things can happen in 10 hours and quality CI without an oil/filter change and inspection is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-28-2018, 11:34 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,233
Posted By 9GT
Though it may be legal (maybe), I don't like the...

Though it may be legal (maybe), I don't like the idea of a progressive Condition Inspection. Like others, I made up a check list form with fill in the blanks where applicable and an area dedicated...
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-28-2018, 09:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 907
Posted By 9GT
Maybe you meant to say "Alternator" and not...

Maybe you meant to say "Alternator" and not "Starter". The OP question was about a B&C alternator. When I replace my PP 60 amp alternator with a 60 amp B&C alternator, I found that they appeared...
Forum: Painting your RV 03-27-2018, 04:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,092
Posted By 9GT
How I guesstimated for my Rv-10

First off, I had no experience painting a plane before my RV-10. I measured the square footage I needed for primer, checked the manufactures coverage rate per gallon per coat, multiplied that by two...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-27-2018, 07:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 891
Posted By 9GT
I re-painted the HS on my C-152. I had the plane...

I re-painted the HS on my C-152. I had the plane treated with Corrosion-X 2 years prior and that stuff never stopped weeping and stinking up the cockpit! After removal of the HS, I sprayed down the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-23-2018, 06:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 383
Posted By 9GT
I like them a little long in the rear at the...

I like them a little long in the rear at the mags. Allows me enough room to easily pull the mag out from the accessory case, and then tilt the gear end down to access the screws for the lead caps.
Forum: RV-10 03-22-2018, 06:45 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,817
Posted By 9GT
Baggage Bulkhead Door

What a fantastic idea building a door into the bulkhead. I stripped out those lower corner screws way to many times getting mine off and on!
Forum: RV-10 03-18-2018, 05:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 933
Posted By 9GT
Hopefully Aerotronics will be able to figure this...

Hopefully Aerotronics will be able to figure this out for you. I would have hoped that they tested everything out before shipping it out to you. Short of getting into the wiring troubleshooting, I...
Forum: RV-10 03-18-2018, 04:26 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,200
Posted By 9GT
And again I reiterate that we can get carried...

And again I reiterate that we can get carried away with the what ifs fixes. Ive done my share I will admit but there comes to a point where I just want to make real progress. I decided to do...
Forum: RV-10 03-18-2018, 12:44 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,200
Posted By 9GT
I thought about this when building my RV-10 but...

I thought about this when building my RV-10 but could not bear the thought of riveting an ugly/pillowing SS sheet to the underside of the nicely flat and finished belly. I opted to insulate under...
Forum: RV-10 03-17-2018, 06:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 933
Posted By 9GT
Did you go into your configurations to verify...

Did you go into your configurations to verify this yourself, or is his what you were told?
Forum: RV-10 03-17-2018, 12:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 846
Posted By 9GT
Mine would start to slide as I went up in...

Mine would start to slide as I went up in altitude. IIRC, at around 13,000' it slowly went down to 14 psi in cruise. Made me a bit nervous though the engine never skipped a beat. The electric...
Forum: RV-10 03-17-2018, 12:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 933
Posted By 9GT
I take it you mean audio alerts from the G3X such...

I take it you mean audio alerts from the G3X such as terrain/obstacle warnings? Do you have them turned ON and volume up in the config settings?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-13-2018, 08:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 950
Posted By 9GT
When in doubt,,,,throw it out. Get together a...

When in doubt,,,,throw it out. Get together a good selection of AN hardware and keep it organized. You can then just pitch questionable bolts and nuts and having the replacements on hand makes that...
Forum: RV-10 03-07-2018, 03:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 679
Posted By 9GT
+1 for Alex in Texas. Besides, hes got AC in...

+1 for Alex in Texas. Besides, hes got AC in his planes for comfort!
Forum: Primers 03-07-2018, 03:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 668
Posted By 9GT
I purchased some of the Bonderite powder a couple...

I purchased some of the Bonderite powder a couple months ago from a fellow forum member and mixed up 2 gallons of it stored in the 1 gallon containers of distilled water I bought for the mix. I also...
Forum: RV-9/9A 03-06-2018, 03:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,512
Posted By 9GT
As I mentioned before , I was apprehensive of the...

As I mentioned before , I was apprehensive of the quick build tanks. Way to many reports of leaks developing after a couple years of use. I found no signs of preparation of the sealing/mating...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-05-2018, 07:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 975
Posted By 9GT
I got 18 years out of the PC525 I put in my...

I got 18 years out of the PC525 I put in my waverunner, and it was still going strong when I replaced it due to a ham fisted kid who stripped the threads for the cable hold down. Never used a aux...
Forum: RV-9/9A 03-05-2018, 07:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 584
Posted By 9GT
No comparison between the two filters. The AFP...

No comparison between the two filters. The AFP filter is a high quality unit that can be disassembled and cleaned. The also come in various SS micron filter ratings. The EFII is a generic...
Forum: RV-9/9A 03-04-2018, 10:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,512
Posted By 9GT
03/04/18 continued:

Rib, mending strap, and access cover clecoed in place.
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4760/40625918871_da2d3ef011_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/24TYsi6)DSC02067 (https://flic.kr/p/24TYsi6) by David C...
Forum: RV-9/9A 03-04-2018, 09:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,512
Posted By 9GT
Update: 03/04/18

I got a solid 7.5 hours working on the tanks today. I am only doing one tank at a time right now. This is the right tank. If I make a mistake its better to be on only one tank.
My first step...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-04-2018, 07:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 662
Posted By 9GT
Wow! This is excellent news. The touch is going...

Wow! This is excellent news. The touch is going to be a lot easier to get to all the features available compared to the older legacy screens I had in the -10.
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