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Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 11-01-2019, 09:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,593
Posted By rockwoodrv9
Oh no. I never met David, but feel a loss from...

Oh no. I never met David, but feel a loss from our community. He was friendly and helpful in several email exchanges we had. Prayers to
his family.
Forum: Autopilots 10-31-2019, 10:18 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,453
Posted By rockwoodrv9
This is interesting and I will install it when...

This is interesting and I will install it when available. I could see it being useful in some situations and it is amazing that this is even possible for small planes.

I see high time, experienced...
Forum: Safety 10-22-2019, 09:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,017
Posted By rockwoodrv9
My surprise was that at 45 mph at the last...

My surprise was that at 45 mph at the last measurement and so little damage the guy didn't make it. His seat harness worked but his head went forward. I thought at that speed the chances were better....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-07-2019, 07:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,455
Posted By rockwoodrv9
HF motorcycle lift

To lift my plane, I use a motorcycle lift from HF. I think it was about $100 or so and it lifts the entire plane off the ground. I use a box made of plywood and some pink Styrofoam to help make the...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-08-2019, 08:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,528
Posted By rockwoodrv9
I can't tell for sure what to look at. Is it the...

I can't tell for sure what to look at. Is it the place under the black tape? It looks like it is just the skin without the ribs so I dont see how flexing could be an issue.
Forum: Painting your RV 09-07-2019, 12:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 535
Posted By rockwoodrv9
I used the Accuspray gun on my painting. If you...

I used the Accuspray gun on my painting. If you use too small of a tip, it is easy for the paint to dry before it has a chance to lay out - if it is warm. I found I was a better painter with a larger...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-30-2019, 12:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,636
Posted By rockwoodrv9
Can you find a hangar or fbo that will let you...

Can you find a hangar or fbo that will let you plug in an extension cord? If not get a spare car battery and keep it charged so you can jumper it. You can use your car and jumpers, but not good news...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-29-2019, 08:44 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,522
Posted By rockwoodrv9
Brian, this is the best news I have heard in some...

Brian, this is the best news I have heard in some time. I am so happy for you and your family that you have been able to get your plane back and back on course after the hickup you guys had. Great...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 08-22-2019, 07:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,617
Posted By rockwoodrv9
Nice write up Joe. Sounds like a great trip....

Nice write up Joe. Sounds like a great trip. Hopefully I will be able to get my plane done so I can have fun adventures! I miss the Cameron Park - Grass Valley area.
Forum: RV-10 08-19-2019, 08:47 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,982
Posted By rockwoodrv9
Wow, that is really cool. Nice looking plane all...

Wow, that is really cool. Nice looking plane all around. The control handle coming from the panel has to be more comfortable than the standard stick. Very nice. The turbo would be nice at the higher...
Forum: RV-6/6A 08-15-2019, 09:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,542
Posted By rockwoodrv9
Why is it assumed the poster wants an A model...

Why is it assumed the poster wants an A model because he can't fly a TD? Some of us just like the look and vision while on the ground better, insurance rates, and it has nothing to do with skill...
Forum: RV-6/6A 08-15-2019, 08:00 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,542
Posted By rockwoodrv9
Easy change

Jack, it is not difficult at any stage and really not a big deal where you are in your build. Build the plane you want - nobody else's opinion is relevant.

If you want to make the change, now is...
Forum: California 08-06-2019, 02:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 748
Posted By rockwoodrv9
Many times the code is the field radio number....

Many times the code is the field radio number. Give that a try.
Forum: Safety 08-01-2019, 01:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,776
Posted By rockwoodrv9
Looking at the pictures, maybe someone should ask...

Looking at the pictures, maybe someone should ask the farmer to till the rows as they are on the sides of the runway in case someone lands short they dont have to go over the rows.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-01-2019, 09:01 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 9,259
Posted By rockwoodrv9
Both of those videos are crazy. I can't believe...

Both of those videos are crazy. I can't believe the first one the plane didnt drag a wing or just plow into the ground. How would you like to be the next guy to rent that trainer!

Scott - I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-01-2019, 08:33 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 9,259
Posted By rockwoodrv9
Kyle, check this out....

Kyle, check this out.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qa12veWQEgU&index=2&list=PLKkHlxLaos3W7voGdGc_mpmubIneBskiB

This is the nose wheel I probably need!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-30-2019, 04:33 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 9,259
Posted By rockwoodrv9
The answer to if the new gear is worth it or not...

The answer to if the new gear is worth it or not was answered to me in the photo of the 14 A that just caught on fire and the pilot had to land in a field - quick. The photo of the plane with the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-29-2019, 09:59 AM
Replies: 1,124
Views: 266,002
Posted By rockwoodrv9
I was thinking of a elevator cover with a type of...

I was thinking of a elevator cover with a type of fin on the edge that hits the rudder. It may screw with aerodynamics so that may be a non starter. Even a cover that makes the edge not as sharp...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-28-2019, 07:57 PM
Replies: 1,124
Views: 266,002
Posted By rockwoodrv9
Steve, Scotts damage and you last post made me...

Steve, Scotts damage and you last post made me wonder if you could make a round, flat "patch" that a person could epoxy on that would get a person home.

Maybe even a design of some harder plastic,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-26-2019, 02:57 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 11,628
Posted By rockwoodrv9
I hate being in the pattern with even one more...

I hate being in the pattern with even one more plane, I can't imaging flying into AV. Listening and trying to watch on live feeds, looks like there were other pilots who probably shouldn't have been...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-24-2019, 07:48 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 7,231
Posted By rockwoodrv9
N60UP

If you get a chance this evening or tomorrow morning, find Chuck's extended and widened 6. It has a 540 up front and the coolest motorized tip up canopy you will ever see. It will be worth it to see....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-09-2019, 08:23 AM
Replies: 1,124
Views: 266,002
Posted By rockwoodrv9
Steve, with all your speed mods you will be so...

Steve, with all your speed mods you will be so fast you are probably already there!

If you get to the Lansing - Mason area, stop by and say hello.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-08-2019, 06:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,077
Posted By rockwoodrv9
I used the 1/4 turn fasteners. I would use screws...

I used the 1/4 turn fasteners. I would use screws if I built again for all the reasons you mentioned.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-30-2019, 12:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,153
Posted By rockwoodrv9
David, thats great. Congratulations on getting it...

David, thats great. Congratulations on getting it done.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-26-2019, 11:05 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 14,219
Posted By rockwoodrv9
Scott, Thanks. I have my 9A at the certification...

Scott,
Thanks. I have my 9A at the certification stage and I am thrilled you guys have upgraded the nose wheel. I will probably get mine papered, flown, and then make the change since I am so close....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-20-2019, 08:13 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,300
Posted By rockwoodrv9
Ken, If something comes up and you need a hand,...

Ken,
If something comes up and you need a hand, let me know. I am in Okemos, so not that far away and I will come up. I remember when you got your kit several years ago!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-19-2019, 05:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,014
Posted By rockwoodrv9
good news Steve. I have been working for almost...

good news Steve. I have been working for almost as long and still have dreams of finishing!! Have fun and lets see some pictures!
Forum: Trip Write-ups 06-18-2019, 10:26 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 46,383
Posted By rockwoodrv9
If ou have time to Stop by and see Miles, I would...

If ou have time to Stop by and see Miles, I would love to come over to meet you and say hi to Miles again! Keep us informed.
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-29-2019, 08:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,254
Posted By rockwoodrv9
Steven, that was a fun day for me on my first...

Steven, that was a fun day for me on my first start - Im sure it was for you too!
Forum: Northeast 05-27-2019, 06:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 428
Posted By rockwoodrv9
Congratulations Paul! Being a grandpa is as fun...

Congratulations Paul! Being a grandpa is as fun as it gets!
Forum: Safety 05-09-2019, 12:04 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,978
Posted By rockwoodrv9
I would look at the 10. It has to be easier to...

I would look at the 10. It has to be easier to get the doors open than the canopy. Ride in both. I have heard the 10 is similar to the Cirrus, but still has the fun of flying left in.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-25-2019, 02:02 PM
Replies: 758
Views: 487,175
Posted By rockwoodrv9
It is great to see the CT 3 again! What a cool...

It is great to see the CT 3 again! What a cool plane. I used to see it almost daily when I went to my good friend's hangar. It looks good next to it's big brother too!
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-24-2019, 08:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,513
Posted By rockwoodrv9
David, one item that you will use no matter what...

David, one item that you will use no matter what type of epoxy or filler you are using is spreading cards. I used to buy the yellow spreaders from HF and they work ok. I didn't have a clean one once...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-09-2019, 05:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,763
Posted By rockwoodrv9
The only time I actually used them was on the...

The only time I actually used them was on the grounding shield for my strobe lights. I did purchase them from Stein. I wasn't suggesting these were top quality - only that the video I thought was...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-09-2019, 01:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,763
Posted By rockwoodrv9
Solder connections

Im not posting this to get into the solder - crimp war, but mostly for the video showing how the solder splicing connectors are made. I have tried several on grounding connections with little...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-08-2019, 07:17 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,827
Posted By rockwoodrv9
Too many people today do not realize that when...

Too many people today do not realize that when they close their eyes, we are all still here.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-07-2019, 08:29 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,933
Posted By rockwoodrv9
Thanks for the response. I wasn't my intention to...

Thanks for the response. I wasn't my intention to suggest you were calling pilots of faster planes jerks. It was meant to suggest just the opposite - that the slow plane pilot could also be the jerk...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-07-2019, 07:36 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,933
Posted By rockwoodrv9
Just wondering, why is it that the faster plane...

Just wondering, why is it that the faster plane is the "jerk" when a much slower plane does a 3 mile final? Im just finishing my pilots license so I am open to learn. Why isn't it the same as a...
Forum: Safety 04-04-2019, 07:11 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 9,363
Posted By rockwoodrv9
Lasse, Great videos. Ive been away from my plane...

Lasse,
Great videos.
Ive been away from my plane for almost 8 months now and thought I was losing my desire to fly. This got me excited again. Thanks.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-30-2019, 05:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,598
Posted By rockwoodrv9
Thanks. I am putting together everything I need...

Thanks. I am putting together everything I need to finish my wheel pants. This will help!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-29-2019, 08:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,598
Posted By rockwoodrv9
Maybe pointing out a part specified that is not...

Maybe pointing out a part specified that is not sold could suggest that it would be a good idea to get some?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-28-2019, 10:04 PM
Replies: 1,124
Views: 266,002
Posted By rockwoodrv9
Could you pin it on or use small screw on top,...

Could you pin it on or use small screw on top, inset nut on bottom? I can't remember the exact movement necessary to work properly, but maybe a slot for the lever?

Nice Idea Steve.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-28-2019, 09:59 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 8,221
Posted By rockwoodrv9
I picked my number by how quick easy it was to...

I picked my number by how quick easy it was to say on the radio. I didn't want 2 letters.

If I were King, my policy would be just like it is for a car license plate. For home builds, you could buy...
Forum: RV-4 03-21-2019, 01:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,153
Posted By rockwoodrv9
I wish my office looked that organized! I agree,...

I wish my office looked that organized!

I agree, very nice looking 4.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-19-2019, 12:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,664
Posted By rockwoodrv9
David, it is good to hear from you. It is great...

David, it is good to hear from you. It is great to hear things are going well for you. Enjoy life buddy!!
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-14-2019, 12:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,329
Posted By rockwoodrv9
One thing to consider is if you want the joint to...

One thing to consider is if you want the joint to disappear or not. My experience on boats is to make it go away, it needs glass over the joint or it will crack. You could fill up to it and tool or...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-10-2019, 09:54 PM
Replies: 1,124
Views: 266,002
Posted By rockwoodrv9
Steve, When you run out of places to fly, head on...

Steve,
When you run out of places to fly, head on up to the Lansing area. Im stuck here without my plane. I fear I am losing the flying bug not having it out here!
Forum: Painting your RV 03-08-2019, 06:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,608
Posted By rockwoodrv9
Remember to have plenty of open space that is...

Remember to have plenty of open space that is filtered for the intake. If it is moving air at 27 mph, that is the same speed air will be coming into the booth.

Before you spend a lot of time and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-22-2019, 05:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,132
Posted By rockwoodrv9
I don't drink and I have only been to AV once,...

I don't drink and I have only been to AV once, but I buy my insurance from Gallagher because they sponsor the party and are always so friendly when I renew each year.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-20-2019, 07:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,909
Posted By rockwoodrv9
What do the dogfight-pay-for-match planes use? It...

What do the dogfight-pay-for-match planes use? It least it has already been designed.
Forum: Primers 01-25-2019, 07:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 767
Posted By rockwoodrv9
I have sent hundreds of gallons through airless...

I have sent hundreds of gallons through airless systems, including lacquers on doors and cabinets. They work great for what they are designed to do. Their best use is latex paint on walls and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-23-2019, 05:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,307
Posted By rockwoodrv9
Nose wheel example not to follow.

Think a Vans could handle this? I cant believe this Piper made it!!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qa12veWQEgU&list=PLKkHlxLaos3W7voGdGc_mpmubIneBskiB
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-13-2019, 03:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,957
Posted By rockwoodrv9
Bad news. Sorry for the pilot and RV community in...

Bad news. Sorry for the pilot and RV community in Washington.
Forum: My RV Build Project 01-03-2019, 09:42 PM
Replies: 440
Views: 232,615
Posted By rockwoodrv9
Looking good Dave.

Looking good Dave.
Forum: RV-10 12-29-2018, 01:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 923
Posted By rockwoodrv9
Jim Berry!

Look up Jim Berry. He is at Centennial. His is a beautiful 10!
http://www.vansairforce.com/community/member.php?u=12274

He may have gone south for the winter. If so, contact Mike R and you can see...
Forum: Propellers 12-22-2018, 09:12 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 15,226
Posted By rockwoodrv9
I may be unclear on what you have, but the size...

I may be unclear on what you have, but the size of the extension is very relevant on my plane. The cowl is fit using the extension. Better take some pictures and measure the extension when you go to...
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-06-2018, 03:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,174
Posted By rockwoodrv9
Hey Paul, I was in GR today. I should have given...

Hey Paul, I was in GR today. I should have given you a call!! I have a project on Ionia Street downtown. Next time I am in town maybe we can get together.

I have to agree - this state has weird...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-03-2018, 01:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 704
Posted By rockwoodrv9
Bill, I used a plenum and probably have my baffle...

Bill,
I used a plenum and probably have my baffle seals in my hangar I didn't use. If you want it, I will be home Sunday and will check and send it to you. Let me know if you can wait until then.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-13-2018, 10:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,231
Posted By rockwoodrv9
Is there a concern that the fibers from the...

Is there a concern that the fibers from the airbox can get into the engine? Pictures I have seen and a couple airboxes that had wear damage I looked at, most of the damage was on the outside bottom...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 11-02-2018, 09:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,354
Posted By rockwoodrv9
You must be pretty busy to just be posting this...

You must be pretty busy to just be posting this now! Ha! Very cool videos Mike.
Forum: Texas (North) 11-01-2018, 05:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,520
Posted By rockwoodrv9
Hey Carl, I think that Howard used to belong to a...

Hey Carl, I think that Howard used to belong to a friend of mine. My friend had his in Placerville CA years ago. It was fun to ride in and huge inside. Boy was it loud!
Forum: Trip Write-ups 10-29-2018, 03:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,581
Posted By rockwoodrv9
You need to check in with Jim Berry when you head...

You need to check in with Jim Berry when you head to Colorado. He has a beautiful 10 and loves to mountain bike! Boy that 10 looks inviting. I don't think I would build again but buying a 10 may be...
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