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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-16-2018, 06:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 328
Posted By dbaflyer
G3X Display mount interference with F-7101B-R

I should have noticed this long ago, but now I am getting ready to final rivet the forward fuselage skin and I found this. This is the right side of the panel on the top outer corner of the G3X...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-12-2018, 07:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,691
Posted By dbaflyer
Wiring J243 on GEA 24

Does the single tach wire supplied by the efii ignition go into pin 8 and pins 7 & 9 are not used?
Forum: Engine Monitors 04-17-2018, 05:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,606
Posted By dbaflyer
After applying more force I was able to insert my...

After applying more force I was able to insert my tool completely through from the...
Forum: Engine Monitors 04-17-2018, 04:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,606
Posted By dbaflyer
I am trying from the front like this picture...

I am trying from the front like this picture shows. Not having much luck this way or from the...
Forum: Engine Monitors 04-16-2018, 05:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,606
Posted By dbaflyer
Is it possible to disassemble my existing...

Is it possible to disassemble my existing connectors? I tried by putting a slim piece of metal into the back to collapse the latch and pulling the wire forward through the front, but can't seem to...
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-28-2018, 03:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,783
Posted By dbaflyer
I am also running into not being able to use the...

I am also running into not being able to use the Dynon roll servo install kit with the G3X auto pilot. The roll support bracket (part 115-01854-06) needed for the G3x as supplied in the Dynon kit...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-09-2017, 04:00 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 372
Posted By dbaflyer
Mounting Primer T Fitting

Are there any issues to mounting the T fitting directly to the engine mount like this?

I would make the connection to the two side ports first and then cushion clamp that to the engine mount. The...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-18-2017, 05:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,514
Posted By dbaflyer
I was also wondering whether there is any...

I was also wondering whether there is any reasoning to which cylinders you use. It would certainly be easier to do #1 and #3 for example as there would be no need to route over to the other side and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-17-2017, 06:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,514
Posted By dbaflyer
Fuel Primer Installation for O-320

I have the kit from Vans, but am considering soldering the discharge end at the port or going completely SS. I know how much the SS route is going to cost and would like to first consider the solder...
Forum: RV-10 07-10-2017, 09:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,961
Posted By dbaflyer
Thinking about this for my own system. If you...

Thinking about this for my own system. If you attach alt 1 and alt 2 B-Lead to the same shunt how do you setup the G3X monitoring to tell you Alt 1 has failed? I like the simplicity of only one...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-03-2016, 07:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,852
Posted By dbaflyer
So how do you ensure that when fitting the...

So how do you ensure that when fitting the spinner that it doesn't wobble without spinning the propellor?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-05-2016, 07:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,235
Posted By dbaflyer
Filter Air Box for O-320 vertical induction

Really struggling on the sequence of steps to get to the finish line here. The first thing the instructions talk about is trimming the filter to fit over the accelerator pump. Finally figured out...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 09-08-2016, 11:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,003
Posted By dbaflyer
Charlie that does help, but photos would help. ...

Charlie that does help, but photos would help.

Mike, you must have a completely different engine/baffle setup as my (o-320 RV9A) center forward baffle is 2 or more inches further forward of where...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 09-08-2016, 09:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,003
Posted By dbaflyer
Passing crank sensor wire through baffles

I don't like this as it's not maintenance friendly if this needs replacing. What have others done to pass the wiring back through the baffles? I did not want to bend the wire to the left side of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-13-2016, 06:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,690
Posted By dbaflyer
My issue ended up being the size of the crush...

My issue ended up being the size of the crush plate. I initially received a 3/8 with my propellor, but it really needed to be 5/8.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-10-2016, 06:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,143
Posted By dbaflyer
I ordered a link from B&C. They have two but...

I ordered a link from B&C. They have two but only one had 1.5 inch distance between holes. It doesn't work on the front side because the thicker part of the link is made with the larger hole and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-03-2016, 03:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,690
Posted By dbaflyer
Moving the crush plate forward is going to move...

Moving the crush plate forward is going to move the bulkhead further aft causing it to be worse. I also received instructions from Catto to put the crush plate against the prop. Many people have...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-03-2016, 11:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,690
Posted By dbaflyer
Fitting Front Spinner Bulkhead

I have an RV9, O-320, Fixed Pitch Catto 3 Blade. It has the 2.25 inch spacer and 5/8 inch crush plate. I mounted the crush plate against the propellor and the forward bulkhead forward of that. I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-18-2016, 02:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,143
Posted By dbaflyer
Plane Power Alternator v-1002 bracket

Installing my alternator (Plane Power) and starter (B&C Specialty) and the V-1002 bracket is too long to work. Am I doing something wrong or is there another bracket that ties the starter and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-20-2016, 06:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,462
Posted By dbaflyer
I am just building mine right now, but plan to...

I am just building mine right now, but plan to add what the plans say (3 and 1/8 inches) to the 2-bladed prop slot length.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-25-2016, 12:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,557
Posted By dbaflyer
same as Jeff in post #3 except vans sent me a new...

same as Jeff in post #3 except vans sent me a new skin minus the forward holes drilled. I match drilled them from inside the fuselage. Might be a bit harder now that you have all the subpanel items...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-29-2016, 10:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 987
Posted By dbaflyer
I started out with manual trim cable. Pain to...

I started out with manual trim cable. Pain to get it pulled through and a pain to have it lying in the way when you are doing anything in the forward center tunnel (wiring or plumbing).

I changed...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-29-2015, 01:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,036
Posted By dbaflyer
ok, sounds like there is not a known length. Is...

ok, sounds like there is not a known length. Is there any truth to some posts suggesting we should set it up to allow more nose up trim than nose down? Maybe center the servo and have the tab...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-29-2015, 10:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,036
Posted By dbaflyer
Electric trim threaded rod length

I changed to electric trim late in the game and ordered most of the parts from RayAllen. It came with a seven inch thread rod to connect the servo motor to the trim tab. Does anyone have a known...
Forum: RV-10 12-08-2015, 03:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,283
Posted By dbaflyer
I already have the tools for crimping pins and a...

I already have the tools for crimping pins and a bit of spare 3 conductor shielded wire so I opted to buy them from Mouser. They are $29.62 each. I opted for these which allows for a strain relief...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-11-2015, 11:26 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,283
Posted By dbaflyer
Wiring harnesses from Stein

I also had Stein build all the harnesses, but did not choose to do a complete panel build. They delivered it 4 months ago and I am almost ready to power it up for the first time. My main harness...
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-03-2015, 06:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,173
Posted By dbaflyer
same thing on my Quick Build

Vans reply was:

This is a known problem with the QB fuse, what you will have to do is use a pulled rivet in this location (MK-319-BS). You may not be able to push this rivet in all the way and pull...
Forum: RV-9/9A 10-16-2015, 10:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,768
Posted By dbaflyer
10 rivets on bottom firewall flange

I put in 10 rivets on the bottom firewall flange. I left the center hole open for the U720 attach. Then 5 rivets on either side. These would be hard to buck with the engine mount on the firewall.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-26-2015, 11:54 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 485
Posted By dbaflyer
GSA28 Roll servo with Dynon mount

The Dynon mount comes with a 3 inch threaded aluminum rod. The Garmin servo requires a 3.5 inch. I am looking on Aircraft Spruce for replacement Hardware, but do not see any aluminum equivalent. I...
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-27-2015, 06:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,401
Posted By dbaflyer
I wouldn't drill out the F711. You might cause...

I wouldn't drill out the F711. You might cause more damage needing more fixing. This is a "known" issue with the QB fuselage. After going around with Van's I ended up buying some special length...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-10-2015, 08:17 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,216
Posted By dbaflyer
Request panel layout review

I'm getting ready to move forward getting my panel built and would like to get some feedback on what I have. I am a VFR pilot who would like to pursue an IFR rating once my plane is complete. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-31-2015, 08:21 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,519
Posted By dbaflyer
I received an email today that my fairings are...

I received an email today that my fairings are complete and should be shipped today. So I will stick with this path.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-30-2015, 03:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,519
Posted By dbaflyer
I was able to speak with someone on the phone who...

I was able to speak with someone on the phone who said they are still producing and shipping. Problem is not knowing whether they are coming next week or next fall. I am debating to dispute the CC...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-30-2015, 02:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,519
Posted By dbaflyer
Wish I had seen this post before ordering mine. ...

Wish I had seen this post before ordering mine. Ordered on 3/16/15 with no shipment and no contact response.
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-07-2015, 08:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,031
Posted By dbaflyer
Electrical system design z-12 & TAA

I wanted to present my proposed electrical system to get some feedback and ask a few questions. I do not have my own schematic, but the design is Z-12 which is a dual alternator - single battery...
Forum: RV-9/9A 01-28-2015, 11:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,071
Posted By dbaflyer
I scratch built my wings, but ordered a quick...

I scratch built my wings, but ordered a quick build fuselage. Had to send my center section kit back to Vans. Not due to match drill, but they just wanted it back since they used one in my Quick...
Forum: RV-9/9A 01-22-2015, 02:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,771
Posted By dbaflyer
I used this, but not to the tee. But it helped a...

I used this, but not to the tee. But it helped a lot to think through the order.

http://www.vx-aviation.com/rv-9a/Tips.html

Look for this section

Single-handed riveting of RV-9A bottom wing skins...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-09-2015, 09:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,284
Posted By dbaflyer
The advantages of the QP are the reason I'm...

The advantages of the QP are the reason I'm considering one. However the panel is not the only system in an aircraft and they all must work together.

I"m just looking for someone who has used the...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-08-2015, 11:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,284
Posted By dbaflyer
Z-12 Diagram and AFS Control Module

I am finalizing my panel and engine choices for my RV9A slider. Consider dual Efii ignition and a quick panel from AFS that uses their Control Module for a lot of the wiring and circuit breakers. I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-19-2014, 11:01 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 674
Posted By dbaflyer
AN526C-832-R8 Slider hardware fuselage kit

I am trying to figure out what these 25 screws are used for. I almost have my slider complete and I don't like finding extra hardware without a home.

It came in bag #1980-1 with a quick build RV9A...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-07-2014, 06:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 805
Posted By dbaflyer
it is a slider. I have taken apart and...

it is a slider. I have taken apart and reassembled the canopy so many times already, it didn't even occur that removing it later was part of the norm. There are so many things you just want to have...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-06-2014, 12:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 805
Posted By dbaflyer
Rear Fuselage covered by the Canopy Skirt

The area of the fuselage at the baggage bulk-head and covered by the rear canopy skirt. Do most people paint this before the final install of the canopy? Once the canopy is complete and rear skirt...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-05-2014, 05:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,103
Posted By dbaflyer
Trimming small portions of plexiglass

When I made the big cut I gave myself plenty of extra off the front bow. Anywhere from 1/4 inch down to almost nothing to be trimmed. So yeah it is not exactly straight from the left to right side ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-15-2014, 07:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 811
Posted By dbaflyer
The widest spot is 7/32nds. Van's said to either...

The widest spot is 7/32nds. Van's said to either leave it as is or put spacer blocks in-between. I would leave it but wonder if the open area gives the plexi too much expansion in the that area...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-15-2014, 06:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 811
Posted By dbaflyer
Trimming canopy

I have the canopy drilled to the frame and need to final trim the rear and sides. Is it acceptable to do this while it is clecod to the frame or does that put stress on the canopy as you cut it?

If...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-04-2014, 04:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,523
Posted By dbaflyer
The response from Van's tech support was to...

The response from Van's tech support was to either shim it with plastic or aluminum or just leave it (meaning do no put rivets along that section).
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-04-2014, 06:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,523
Posted By dbaflyer
I plan to use the Van's book method, so rivets.

I plan to use the Van's book method, so rivets.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-03-2014, 04:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,523
Posted By dbaflyer
Made the cut

Got the bubble cut into two pieces.

http://i1284.photobucket.com/albums/a579/rv9a/CanopyBigCutDone1_zpsf2ee25c2.jpg

Fits everywhere but the aft section of the top spine. Largest gap is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-29-2014, 01:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,523
Posted By dbaflyer
I might get to the cut this weekend too. It is...

I might get to the cut this weekend too. It is good to know that leaving some extra material hanging over the front bow does not affect the wind screen position and placement. Since you are taking...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-27-2014, 07:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,523
Posted By dbaflyer
Fitting canopy frame to the plexi-bubble

The fit is relatively good until I clamp the frame to the bubble. There is a substantial gap between the forward bow and the bubble after clamping. There is a gap on the right side by the tape...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-30-2014, 01:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 801
Posted By dbaflyer
should have known they make these in #6 and #8. ...

should have known they make these in #6 and #8. I have the 30 and 40. Thanks.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-30-2014, 11:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 801
Posted By dbaflyer
Wing Root Fairing Tank Dimple

How did everyone else tackle getting this hole dimpled for #8? The T-905 angle sits right behind it and there isn't room to get a squeezer in there. There is barely room to get the dimple die...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-13-2014, 06:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,875
Posted By dbaflyer
I removed the last couple eyes on the bottom...

I removed the last couple eyes on the bottom hinge and then adjusted the new piece to tighten it up. Seems to be working fine. It also appears that once the ribs are in it will not move as much...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-11-2014, 08:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,875
Posted By dbaflyer
bumping up in hopes someone has an idea on how to...

bumping up in hopes someone has an idea on how to eliminate the play in my hinge install for the wingtip. Need some kind of spacer or way to stretch an eyelet so the two hinge halves do not move...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-09-2014, 05:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,875
Posted By dbaflyer
My hinges are already riveted and epoxied on. ...

My hinges are already riveted and epoxied on. They aren't moving and the hinge on the wing is also riveted on. Other ideas on how to stretch one of the eyelets?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-09-2014, 02:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 994
Posted By dbaflyer
wing root fairing rivet interference

My wing root fairing with the rubber installed lays right on top of these two rivets which is just above where the main spar enters the fuselage. Should these be flush rivets so the rubber lays down...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-09-2014, 02:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,875
Posted By dbaflyer
Play in wing tip hinge install

I have the right wing tip hinges installed on the wing and tip. With it installed I have a noticeable up/down play which appears to be from the space between the hinge eyelets. The up/down play...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-21-2014, 04:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,657
Posted By dbaflyer
Fuselage bottom skin to wing bottom overlap

I am working on the right wing right now and where the bottom fuselage skin overlaps the bottom wing skin (#8 screws to hold) the fuselage skin does not fit flush with the bottom wing skin. This is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-22-2013, 05:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,763
Posted By dbaflyer
Proseal and holding force

http://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-jMALCL8K7SA/Urd63TPHSBI/AAAAAAAAAbE/CWwGQ0bGJXY/w775-h581-no/ProsealNacaVents2.JPG
Forum: RV-14 12-18-2013, 07:48 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,514
Posted By dbaflyer
similar here, but diagnosed as bursitis. My...

similar here, but diagnosed as bursitis. My elbows would get read and swollen. Most riveting was Ok, but when I had to reach excessively (solo rivet bottom wing skins) it caused me issues. Had to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-20-2013, 01:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,578
Posted By dbaflyer
Fiberglass lower empennage fairing

After spending several hours trying to fit the vans lower fairing (F-994A and rubber strip) I decided it was fruitless trying to get it to fit properly. I had some gaps here and there and the rubber...
Forum: RV-9/9A 07-02-2013, 08:17 PM
Replies: 933
Views: 450,218
Posted By dbaflyer
3 years down ?? years to go

Finish kit arrived today. Moving forward a bit slower than I'd like but progress is progress.

http://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-CPbkSLbeanQ/UdOH2V2XJwI/AAAAAAAAAWg/wpDzGNOzt5Q/s640/FinishKitBox4.JPG
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