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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-22-2019, 06:18 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 285
Posted By findane
Attaching Rear canopy skirts

I fabricated my own fiberglass rear canopy skirts. What is the best method for attaching them to the plexiglass? I was initially planning on using Sikaflex for expansion issues but I'm not sure a...
Forum: RV-9/9A 12-19-2018, 01:49 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,641
Posted By findane
In 1980, one year after I received my PPL I...

In 1980, one year after I received my PPL I bought the plans for a LongEZE. I called the local EAA tech counselor to get some advise. His one and only advise was unless I could spend every day...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-19-2018, 01:31 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 335
Posted By findane
Sikaflex and Windscreen

I followed the majority of suggestions regrading Sikaflex and the canopy. Thank you for your input. I dry fit everything prior to the Sika application, including spacers, clamps and straps and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-17-2018, 01:25 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,763
Posted By findane
Merritt Marine supply. Cheaper than Jamestown....

Merritt Marine supply. Cheaper than Jamestown. They offer free delivery depending on where you are.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-17-2018, 01:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,763
Posted By findane
Best Sikaflex Application

Thank you to all for the great advise. Canopy is Sikaflexed and it fits great. All the measuring adjusting and fitting paid off. It was very helpful to dry fit the entire canopy and frame with...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-14-2018, 10:36 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,763
Posted By findane
Sikaflex and spacer voids

Thank you to all that responded. I followed application #3 and everything worked well. What is best method for reapplying Sika to the spacer voids and the fillets should all surfaces be roughed...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-06-2018, 01:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,763
Posted By findane
Best Sikaflex application

For quite some time I've been following several threads on installing a canopy with Sikaflex. I've got my canopy fit, taped and roughed up. I'm using spacers. Which is the best method; 1) apply...
Forum: RV-9/9A 09-05-2018, 01:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,135
Posted By findane
Thanks forthe replies. I googled a variety of...

Thanks forthe replies. I googled a variety of combinations of "oil door" and "spring" but it's not what I was looking for. I saw an oil door that was spring loaded where you pushed down to open and...
Forum: RV-9/9A 09-04-2018, 01:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,135
Posted By findane
spring loaded oil door

There was a company called Justrvparts use to sell a spring loaded oil door. Anybody know where they are and if they're still making the door?
Forum: RV-9/9A 07-20-2018, 11:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,478
Posted By findane
I'm building a 9A in Naples FL, and ran into a...

I'm building a 9A in Naples FL, and ran into a similar problem. I shortened the heat muff, and turned the outlet 90 degrees. Now I have several options on the exhausts. Two 7 builders here in...
Forum: RV-9/9A 07-05-2018, 11:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 854
Posted By findane
Oil Cooler on James Plenum

I have an IO320 with a cold air horizontal induction and a James plenum. James suggests a oil cooler behind the #4 cylinder attached to the baffle. After speaking with Bill at Airflow Systems,...
Forum: Reviews 04-18-2018, 12:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 709
Posted By findane
Up North Aviation, Fast and Precise

Bill Morelli at Up North Aviation cut my panel for my RV 9A. He did a great job and the price was right. This being my first build, Bill was very patient in answering my numerous questions. Great...
Forum: RV-9/9A 12-28-2017, 02:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 838
Posted By findane
Cables

I have a Superior IO320 with Airflow Performance fuel controller on a horizontal cold sump. I had to fabricate a custom bracket and needed to add 9 inches. The extension are too short.

After...
Forum: RV-9/9A 12-28-2017, 12:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 838
Posted By findane
Throttle/mixture cables

The standard Van's mixture and throttle cables for 9A aren't long enough. Aircraft Spruce (ACS Cables) has a lead time for 4 to 6 weeks for custom cables. Does anyone know where else to get custom...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-14-2017, 02:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 620
Posted By findane
Gear or belt driven alternator

I'm considering the B&C alternator. I'm not sure whether to go with belt driven or gear driven. Can anyone give me the pro's and con's of each.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-17-2017, 09:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,627
Posted By findane
Engine stand

I'm about 6 months away from mounting my engine. I have an engine stand to be able to rotate the engine filled with the Phillips oil. The stand bolts won't line up with the engine mounts due to the...
Forum: RV-9/9A 08-23-2017, 10:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,236
Posted By findane
Thanks to all for the great suggestions. I think...

Thanks to all for the great suggestions. I think I'll first try a manual hydraulic ram jack with profiled wood shoes. Northern tool has one for $80. If that doesn't do it then I'll have to figure...
Forum: RV-9/9A 08-22-2017, 08:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,236
Posted By findane
I was thinking of trying to use a hydraulic...

I was thinking of trying to use a hydraulic bottle jack to spread the bars. Good advice to transfer the shape of the longerons. I plan to make a wood shoe the same shape of the longeron to bolt to...
Forum: RV-9/9A 08-22-2017, 03:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,236
Posted By findane
Canopy Side bars

I've been struggling with the canopy frame for several days. I have the forward and aft bars within tolerance. My problem is the square side bars are 5/16" away from the longeron profile. I need...
Forum: RV-9/9A 07-28-2017, 10:19 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 463
Posted By findane
Center Rib has no rivets?

The F7108A center rib in the upper forward fuselage is shipped with no pre-drilled holes in the flange that sits up against the firewall. Some of the plans show pre-drilled holes in the flange,...
Forum: RV-9/9A 04-20-2017, 02:01 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 939
Posted By findane
Seats

Does anyone know where I can get patterns for 9A seats?
Forum: RV-9/9A 03-23-2017, 04:43 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,678
Posted By findane
Welcome aboard. I'm in Naples. I've been...

Welcome aboard. I'm in Naples. I've been working on my 9A since 11/11/14. Empannage completed, Wings completed, and fuselage about 60 to 90 days away from completion. If I can be of help email me.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-13-2017, 10:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,691
Posted By findane
Unbelievable new avionics product

A couple of months ago I flow to SFB to meet with Ruben Leon, the president and chief engineer of Level Aviation. Ruben built an RV9A that he uses as a test bed for his revolutionary avionics.

The...
Forum: RV-9/9A 03-13-2017, 10:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,489
Posted By findane
Thanks to all for the information and the...

Thanks to all for the information and the installation plans. From an earlier post I received the information on reinforcing the steps from Russ McCutcheon.

I am curious if anyone has not...
Forum: RV-9/9A 03-13-2017, 10:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,489
Posted By findane
Steps

I have read several post regarding the problems with the Vans's steps. I'm at the point where I have to decide whether to install them or not. Does anyone have a set of installation plans for the...
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-28-2017, 01:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,693
Posted By findane
Step Kit

I read a number of posts regarding cracking of the steps. There was some discussion concerning additional welding to reinforce the step. I plan on reinforcing the steps prior to installation. Any...
Forum: RV-9/9A 01-31-2017, 10:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,470
Posted By findane
Ailerons

I'm having a problem fitting nose skin over the aileron counterweight. It's too tight. It seems like the simple solution is to bend the nose rib tabs a little. Is it acceptable or is there a better...
Forum: RV-9/9A 01-09-2017, 12:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,092
Posted By findane
Dynon AOA/Pitot tube.

I'm building a 9A and getting ready to rivet the bottom wing skins. I've decided to go with Dynon avionics. I've heard the Dynon AOA/pitot tube is the way to go if using Dynon avionics. What kind...
Forum: RV-9/9A 10-13-2016, 02:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,070
Posted By findane
Tank ribs and skin

I had a devil of a time getting the leading edge ribs to line up with the skins. After some creative bending and running the ribs on the scotchbrite wheel I was able to get everything to line up.

I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-02-2016, 10:07 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 12,263
Posted By findane
fuel tank builders

Are there any reliable companies who will build fuel tanks?
Forum: RV-9/9A 03-20-2016, 04:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,461
Posted By findane
Blue Plastic Removal

I took all the blue plastic off my empannage skins prior to construction. Now I have a lot of small scratches. What the best method to remove the blue plastic over the rivet holes only?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-11-2016, 10:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,266
Posted By findane
Alodine Questions

Thanks to all for clarifying the application of Alodine. The information is a great help. Looks like I need to get some Alumaprep. Anyone have a suggestion for purchasing Alumaprep or the powdered...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-10-2016, 02:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,266
Posted By findane
Alodine questions

After reviewing several threads regarding Alodine priming I still have some questions. Apparently, priming with Alodine is not as simple as soaking the part in a tub or is it. Must the part be...
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-22-2016, 06:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,268
Posted By findane
Spar countersink problems

I'm attempting to countersink the #8 screw hole for the nutplates holding the fuel tank. I'm having a great amount of difficulty getting a nice round countersink with no knife edge. The countersink...
Forum: RV-9/9A 01-09-2016, 08:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,123
Posted By findane
After attaching the elevators to the HS, I...

After attaching the elevators to the HS, I noticed the inboard edge of the TT did not line up with the right elevator. My IA friend spotted it right away. He said it would not affect the flight...
Forum: RV-9/9A 01-08-2016, 03:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,123
Posted By findane
Elevator trim tab warp

The trim tab inboard trailing edge is 2 to 3 degrees lower than the outboard edge. It looks like the trim tab has twisted. Is there a solution or doesn't it matter?
Forum: RV-9/9A 01-08-2016, 03:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,413
Posted By findane
Elevator trim tab warp

The trim tab inboard trailing edge is 2 to 3 degrees lower than the outboard edge. It looks like the trim tab has twisted. Is there a solution or doesn't it matter.
Forum: RV-9/9A 12-29-2015, 08:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,413
Posted By findane
It's the back of the fairing on the horizontal...

It's the back of the fairing on the horizontal and vertical stabilizer. The manual calls for a foam or balsa "plug" with fiberglass reinforcing.
Forum: RV-9/9A 12-28-2015, 02:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,413
Posted By findane
Tip Fairing

I getting ready to install the empennage fairings. Is there a better process for plugging the hole than the one in the RV manual.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-26-2015, 08:41 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 928
Posted By findane
Pro seal on elevator stiffeners

Is it advisable to add proseal to the elevator stiffeners on my 9A? I applied it to the rudder stiffeners and it worked very well.
Forum: RV-9/9A 06-22-2015, 11:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,082
Posted By findane
Proseal on Rudder

I'm getting ready to rivet the trailing edge of my RV9A rudder. I thought I read somewhere in the forum to run a bead of proseal on both sides of the center strip. Is this a good idea?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-23-2015, 11:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,509
Posted By findane
Errant Dimple

While dimpling the trailing edge of my RV9A rudder the pneumatic squeezer slipped. I put a dimple through the skin. Any suggestions on a fix. Click on this link to view picture:...
Forum: RV-9/9A 05-10-2015, 09:51 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 874
Posted By findane
Rudder skins

Is there any trick to trimming the rudder skins so the rudder horn will fit onto the rudder spar. I only need to trim about 1/16" from both left and right skins. I'm worried about potential cracks...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-09-2015, 03:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,657
Posted By findane
An RV4 builder suggested this was a good idea to...

An RV4 builder suggested this was a good idea to reduce corrosion, noise (?), and flex.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-09-2015, 03:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,657
Posted By findane
Pro-Seal and Rudder Stiffeners

I'm getting ready to apply ProSeal to the rudder stiffeners on my RV9A. My plan is to apply the ProSeal, cleco the stiffeners to the rudder, let the ProSeal cure for 24 hours then back rivet. Does...
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