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Forum: My RV Build Project 12-30-2017, 12:45 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 64,033
Posted By BruceP
Hi Miles, I donít think youíve done anything...

Hi Miles,
I donít think youíve done anything wrong, I think your numbers are excellent. A tenth of a degree will be unnoticeable and could be random variation. I bet even the temperature you...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-05-2017, 10:00 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 11,544
Posted By BruceP
Update?

Hi Allan, any update?
Forum: RV-9/9A 07-01-2017, 12:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 968
Posted By BruceP
Ditto...worked great for me.

Ditto...worked great for me.
Forum: RV-9/9A 06-23-2017, 08:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,380
Posted By BruceP
Great article with lots of good information. I...

Great article with lots of good information. I did note that there was a range of glide ratios depending on airspeed from 9.5 to 12, and was 11 around the glide speed I have been using in my POH...
Forum: RV-9/9A 06-23-2017, 06:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,380
Posted By BruceP
Everything about my 9A is nominally built to the...

Everything about my 9A is nominally built to the plans. The only deviation is I have a Catto 3-blade fixed pitch prop.
Forum: RV-9/9A 06-23-2017, 06:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,380
Posted By BruceP
Thank you. The link would not work, said I didn't...

Thank you. The link would not work, said I didn't have permission.
Forum: RV-9/9A 06-22-2017, 11:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,380
Posted By BruceP
Glide Ratio?

What is everyone using as a glide ratio for their 9A's? Searching the threads I've sort of landed on 8:1 for the time being. I'm using the new Foreflight glide feature which is really great but I...
Forum: RV-9/9A 06-22-2017, 11:05 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,406
Posted By BruceP
Ok, thanks! Maybe I'll give it another try.

Ok, thanks! Maybe I'll give it another try.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-22-2017, 11:01 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,759
Posted By BruceP
This is an excellent idea!

This is an excellent idea!
Forum: RV-9/9A 06-20-2017, 11:30 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,406
Posted By BruceP
Bruce, I have the same setup as you with the Ray...

Bruce, I have the same setup as you with the Ray Allen position sensor and a VP-X Pro. Not sure what EFIS you have but I have a Dynon Skyview. I never got the flap positions to show up on the PFD....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-20-2017, 11:02 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,759
Posted By BruceP
I emailed Aerox yesterday as well and they...

I emailed Aerox yesterday as well and they responded immediately(thanks Byron Peters!--no relation). They suggested getting the fill line and getting a big cylinder and filling myself as several of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-19-2017, 09:56 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,759
Posted By BruceP
Might give that a try too, thanks!

Might give that a try too, thanks!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-19-2017, 09:55 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,759
Posted By BruceP
I went to 3 places today: Airgas, West...

I went to 3 places today: Airgas, West Air(formerly Praxair) and one medical supply place, Lincare. None of them could do it.

I like to fly high but even when I don't I find I get a headache around...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-19-2017, 09:48 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,759
Posted By BruceP
Thank you, I'll check with them.

Thank you, I'll check with them.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-19-2017, 09:47 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,759
Posted By BruceP
Haha, pretty hard to believe!:)

Haha, pretty hard to believe!:)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-19-2017, 04:13 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,759
Posted By BruceP
Oxygen refills?

Hi all,
I have an Aerox portable oxygen system that I've finally used up the supply of oxygen that came with the system when I bought it. I am now frustrated because I can't seem to find anybody to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-13-2017, 06:28 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 11,544
Posted By BruceP
Update?

Allan, any update on your progress?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-07-2017, 08:51 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 9,340
Posted By BruceP
I'm 60 and just finished my 9A a little over a...

I'm 60 and just finished my 9A a little over a year ago. I might start another one in the future like others have said. However, I've turned my need to have a project to a ground up restoration of a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-30-2016, 02:09 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 11,544
Posted By BruceP
Thanks Allan, I can wait but put me first on the...

Thanks Allan, I can wait but put me first on the list!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-28-2016, 02:33 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 11,544
Posted By BruceP
Thanks Tim, I guess I saw that but was looking...

Thanks Tim, I guess I saw that but was looking for one similar to the Van's type.

Allan, when do you think you will have them? Will it be similar to the one Van's sold?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-28-2016, 01:00 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 11,544
Posted By BruceP
Thanks but I was unable to find anything on the...

Thanks but I was unable to find anything on the Aircraft Spruce site unless I'm missing something.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-28-2016, 12:19 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 11,544
Posted By BruceP
Oil Cooler Shutter?

It appears that Van's no longer sells the oil cooler shutter. Does anyone know of anyone else who makes and sells one?
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-21-2016, 08:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,850
Posted By BruceP
Congrats! I used Mike Seager in Oregon my...

Congrats! I used Mike Seager in Oregon my transition training. He has trained hundreds, if not thousands, of RV pilots. I felt very prepared and was able to do my first flight in my 9A with much more...
Forum: RV-4 11-18-2016, 11:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,635
Posted By BruceP
Van's shutter?

I don't see anything on Van's website for the oil cooler shutter. Is it not available anymore or does someone else make one?
Forum: RV-9/9A 09-02-2016, 05:23 PM
Replies: 933
Views: 449,989
Posted By BruceP
Painted

Picked my newly painted airplane up from Art-craft Paint in Santa Maria, CA last week. Paint scheme by Scheme Designers, Inc....
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 06-20-2016, 09:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,443
Posted By BruceP
Great video, great looking airplane! It took me...

Great video, great looking airplane! It took me 11 years to do mine and had first flight last November. Definitely worth the perseverance. Congratulations!
Forum: Painting your RV 04-05-2016, 03:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,855
Posted By BruceP
Great, thanks for the responses guys!

Great, thanks for the responses guys!
Forum: Painting your RV 04-04-2016, 04:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,855
Posted By BruceP
Thanks Dan, I've never used or heard of Prepsol...

Thanks Dan,
I've never used or heard of Prepsol before and a little googling came up with some hits. Seems a little difficult to find and there were other products that popped up too like 3M...
Forum: RV-9/9A 04-04-2016, 12:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,171
Posted By BruceP
I put ran primer lines to cylinders #1 and #2 on...

I put ran primer lines to cylinders #1 and #2 on the top. Used #3 for MP as Longline mentioned. It starts great with two cylinders primed.
Forum: Painting your RV 04-04-2016, 12:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,855
Posted By BruceP
Prep for primer

So, as you may have seen from a previous post that I decided to fly before painting. For the most part I'm happy with that decision except I carried that thought a little too far. I primered...
Forum: Painting your RV 04-03-2016, 09:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,193
Posted By BruceP
Flew first and...

...glad I did. Although in the first 30 hours or so I didn't have any fuel tank leaks, I have since developed weeping rivets in 3 rivets in the right fuel tank on the bottom. Had I painted first I...
Forum: Interiors 02-25-2016, 12:09 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,785
Posted By BruceP
Bret, I just painted flat black and also used the...

Bret, I just painted flat black and also used the Classic Aero pad. And to answer your other question about ventilation, I bought a couple of computer fans at RadioShack and put them on each side....
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-24-2016, 11:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,661
Posted By BruceP
Dave, I have the same problem and received the...

Dave, I have the same problem and received the same answers from Dynon and Vertical Power. However, I didn't really pursue it any further and now I have just learned to trim by experience. The only...
Forum: RV-9/9A 01-12-2016, 12:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,836
Posted By BruceP
I would highly recommend a trim controller. I...

I would highly recommend a trim controller. I did not put one in and the trim is extremely sensitive. The difference between being nose up and nose down for me is touching the button for less than a...
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-28-2015, 08:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,409
Posted By BruceP
Kathy, your website says this: "The ETX680 and...

Kathy, your website says this:

"The ETX680 and the ETX900 will fit into most of your existing PC680 Odyssey hardware battery boxes (there are many aftermarket suppliers and it may not be exact, if...
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-28-2015, 07:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,753
Posted By BruceP
Have the same engine and alternator. Panel was...

Have the same engine and alternator. Panel was wired by Stein and he included a three position switch which is OFF-BAT-BAT/ALT. So in order to turn off power I have no choice but to turn off the...
Forum: Safety 12-06-2015, 07:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,457
Posted By BruceP
Fuel Tank Vent Blocked

This is something I know I've read about before on these forums, nonetheless I ended up with a problem that others have warned about, so I'm posting this as a reminder to whoever might want to avoid...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-25-2015, 09:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,693
Posted By BruceP
I did the same...it's a pain any way you do it.

I did the same...it's a pain any way you do it.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-25-2015, 09:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,941
Posted By BruceP
I did what Larry suggested above. However, I...

I did what Larry suggested above. However, I forgot to put in the heated pitot controller in until after the wing was closed up. I still managed to do it but the job probably would have been a little...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-25-2015, 08:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,592
Posted By BruceP
Congratulations! You and I were doing our first...

Congratulations! You and I were doing our first flights the same day!
Forum: RV-9/9A 11-23-2015, 08:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,639
Posted By BruceP
I'm guessing I was #1001 Miles...unless someone...

I'm guessing I was #1001 Miles...unless someone else flew on Friday...missed it by that much!...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-21-2015, 07:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,681
Posted By BruceP
I've had it since November of 2011.

I've had it since November of 2011.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-21-2015, 06:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,681
Posted By BruceP
First Flight

N7756B took to the air this morning for its first flight! All went well and the plane flies beautifully. Was well prepared after doing transition training with Mike Seager a couple weeks ago. I may...
Forum: RV-9/9A 10-26-2015, 08:16 PM
Replies: 933
Views: 449,989
Posted By BruceP
Got Airworthiness Certificate yesterday

Posted on the General Discussion page yesterday...but here it is again! Almost 11 years since beginning.

http://i1106.photobucket.com/albums/h370/rv9aplane/IMG_1800_zpss7mkva9b.jpg
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-26-2015, 08:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,476
Posted By BruceP
Tried to look presentable, he didn't see me in my...

Tried to look presentable, he didn't see me in my usual work clothes, might not have gotten my ticket then!!!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-26-2015, 08:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,476
Posted By BruceP
First flight planned for November 21st. Going to...

First flight planned for November 21st. Going to Oregon next week for some transition training with Mike Seager. Then a couple weeks to prepare and talk with my EAA Flight Advisor Doug Dodson about...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-26-2015, 08:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,476
Posted By BruceP
Yup, began on December 4, 2004. Life and money...

Yup, began on December 4, 2004. Life and money got in the way a few times!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-25-2015, 09:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,476
Posted By BruceP
Got my Airworthiness Certificate today!

Woohoo! Thanks to DAR Adam Valdez and John Jensen from Fresno...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-29-2015, 01:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,390
Posted By BruceP
Trim to best glide

Maybe this is a well known technique, but I just finished my BFR today in a C152. As part of an engine failure simulation my instructor told me this airplane will automatically go to best glide speed...
Forum: RV-9/9A 08-18-2015, 10:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,673
Posted By BruceP
Sounds good Scott, let us know how it goes!

Sounds good Scott, let us know how it goes!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-18-2015, 10:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,373
Posted By BruceP
Maybe I was just lucky but did it by myself in 38...

Maybe I was just lucky but did it by myself in 38 minutes, no pins. Was surprisingly easy. Kind of like the "big cut", bending the longerons, etc., the reality is not as bad as the fear...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-18-2015, 10:25 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,580
Posted By BruceP
Thanks for the replies, I'll send in one...hoping...

Thanks for the replies, I'll send in one...hoping I don't make a mistake...:)
Forum: RV-9/9A 08-17-2015, 11:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,673
Posted By BruceP
On Question #1, the roll bar height is a fixed...

On Question #1, the roll bar height is a fixed height and the 1/8" Sika just adds to that. The front bow of the frame will have 1/8" added so it comes out in the wash. However, my advice is to not...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-17-2015, 10:36 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,580
Posted By BruceP
Aircraft Registration

I'm working on submitting the registration of my airplane. I have a copy of EAA's guide, which is a few years old but seems pretty current. I received in the mail today the Form 8050-1 which needs to...
Forum: RV-9/9A 07-31-2015, 09:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,673
Posted By BruceP
I Sika'd my canopy and windscreen. The slider...

I Sika'd my canopy and windscreen. The slider part fits very well, you just have to make sure you account for the gap you need for a nice layer of Sika. Sika recommends a 1/8" minimum between the...
Forum: RV-9/9A 07-31-2015, 09:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,380
Posted By BruceP
ADS-B location. Disregard the fan, it was just...

ADS-B location. Disregard the fan, it was just sitting there waiting to be mounted to the top skin to provide cooling there and for some warm air onto the...
Forum: RV-9/9A 07-31-2015, 09:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,380
Posted By BruceP
Here's an overhead shot of where I put the EMS,...

Here's an overhead shot of where I put the EMS, transponder, the two display backup batteries, and the ADS-B. I did not put in the ARINC module. I did it myself and you can easily do it also. I...
Forum: RV-9/9A 07-27-2015, 11:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,667
Posted By BruceP
Thanks for the replies everybody. At the time...

Thanks for the replies everybody.

At the time I did the tips I was more concerned about how they fit at the leading edge and they seemed to naturally position themselves well there. That pretty...
Forum: RV-9/9A 07-25-2015, 11:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,667
Posted By BruceP
Wing tip/aileron misalignment

So...the wing tips are on, the flaps and ailerons are rigged perfectly(used the W-930 aileron jig to verify)...and the wing tips are way off. Both are lower at the aft edge than the ailerons. The...
Forum: California 06-19-2015, 12:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,342
Posted By BruceP
Thanks for your responses guys, I appreciate it!

Thanks for your responses guys, I appreciate it!
Forum: RV-9/9A 06-17-2015, 11:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,138
Posted By BruceP
Congrats! I'm hoping to do first start in about 2...

Congrats! I'm hoping to do first start in about 2 weeks if all goes well.
Forum: California 06-17-2015, 11:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,342
Posted By BruceP
DAR suggestions?

I am getting pretty close to being done and need to start thinking about getting in touch with a DAR who is either around Bakersfield or is willing to come to Bakersfield. My plane is at KMIT in...
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