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Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines Today, 01:45 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,814
Posted By 9GT
I couldn't agree more. Someone in need of...

I couldn't agree more. Someone in need of attention here. :rolleyes:
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues Today, 07:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 648
Posted By 9GT
Are the wings quick build?

Are the wings quick build?
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines Today, 07:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 477
Posted By 9GT
About 7 years ago, my C-152 needed a new or...

About 7 years ago, my C-152 needed a new or overhauled MS carb. I ended up buying a overhauled carb from AS&S. It was around $600 back then with exchange. It was set almost perfect right out of...
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-25-2020, 08:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 930
Posted By 9GT
Here is how I located my firewall pass through's...

Here is how I located my firewall pass through's for the engine/prop control cables and electrical on my IO-320 powered RV-9A. It would work for any model RV.
I cut out a false firewall out of 1/2"...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-21-2020, 10:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,364
Posted By 9GT
Aircraft Specialties Services are wonderful to...

Aircraft Specialties Services are wonderful to deal with.. I also used Crankcase Services in OK when I overhauled my IO-540. New cylinder power assemblies also came from Aircraft Specialties...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-19-2020, 03:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 902
Posted By 9GT
Here are a few photos of my customized Bussmann...

Here are a few photos of my customized Bussmann blade fuse module. I built this out of two 20 position blocks. They are modular in design so it was not hard to do. I have the option of three...
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-19-2020, 12:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 459
Posted By 9GT
I got just 90 hours out of a brand new Nippon on...

I got just 90 hours out of a brand new Nippon on my RV-10 before it gave out at the most inopportune time away from home. Replaced with a B&C set-up and never looked back. B&C starter and...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 05-19-2020, 11:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 671
Posted By 9GT
Nice job on that Reflex!

Nice job on that Reflex!
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-16-2020, 02:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 902
Posted By 9GT
I used blade fuses in my RV-10, but the fuse...

I used blade fuses in my RV-10, but the fuse block was behind the panel and was an issue for my IFR flight instructor, as it was not plainly visible for him to see. On my RV-9A, I am again using the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-16-2020, 01:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 943
Posted By 9GT
Quite a thread drift here, but going back to the...

Quite a thread drift here, but going back to the OP's question about overhaul vs brand new engine: If resale value is part of your decision I would definitely go with brand new. Its not a rational...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-12-2020, 06:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,741
Posted By 9GT
Years ago my buddy had one vibrate loose on the...

Years ago my buddy had one vibrate loose on the exhaust heat muff on the Cozy MKIV. We found it during a condition inspection. If it had come fully off, it would have gone right through the prop, so...
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 05-12-2020, 06:19 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 194
Posted By 9GT
They show up just fine when I click on the link. ...

They show up just fine when I click on the link. Would prefer to see the photos embedded though.:)
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-11-2020, 08:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 759
Posted By 9GT
I would much rather have Garmin produce training...

I would much rather have Garmin produce training videos that customers can view online at their convenience, and review as often as they like. I am not a fan of real time webinars.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 05-11-2020, 05:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 535
Posted By 9GT
Payment info sent Paddy. Thank you. Dave

Payment info sent Paddy. Thank you.
Dave
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 05-11-2020, 01:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 535
Posted By 9GT
Buyer never payed. Once again up for sale...

Buyer never payed. Once again up for sale 05/11/2020.
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 05-10-2020, 09:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 322
Posted By 9GT
With Flickr, you will want to use the BBCode to...

With Flickr, you will want to use the BBCode to embed the photo in your post. Be sure it is not over sized!
Forum: RV-10 05-10-2020, 09:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 329
Posted By 9GT
Yes. They hold fine.

Yes. They hold fine.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-09-2020, 04:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 460
Posted By 9GT
Make sure you do a new W&B on the plane before...

Make sure you do a new W&B on the plane before you fly it, along with verifying EVERYTHING is hooked back up properly and rigged correctly.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-08-2020, 06:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 879
Posted By 9GT
I just removed my fitting there last week to...

I just removed my fitting there last week to verify that it was a restrictor fitting. Glad I did it, as it really was not that tight. I modified a 7/16" wrench by grinding a deep relief down both...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-07-2020, 06:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 474
Posted By 9GT
I used the big wire on my RV-10 to support the...

I used the big wire on my RV-10 to support the field wire and tied it with wire wax string. No issues at all. Doing the same on the -9A.
Forum: RV-10 05-05-2020, 06:41 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,884
Posted By 9GT
This threaded has a slight drift going on. The...

This threaded has a slight drift going on. The OP is questioning SOP for power settings during TO of his RV-10.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-05-2020, 06:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 591
Posted By 9GT
Here is a photo of my RV-9A on my 20' car hauler...

Here is a photo of my RV-9A on my 20' car hauler transported from NC to my hanger in Gladwin MI. It took a lot of pre-planning on my part to prepare the trailer and build a wing crate that would fit...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-03-2020, 02:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 566
Posted By 9GT
30' is plenty wide enough. I used to hanger my...

30' is plenty wide enough. I used to hanger my C-152 at 45G which has a runway only 24' wide. Instructors like bringing their students there for proficiency if they have trouble hitting the center...
Forum: RV-10 05-03-2020, 02:24 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,884
Posted By 9GT
Smooth and steady full power on my takeoffs and I...

Smooth and steady full power on my takeoffs and I kept it there until I reached pattern altitude,,,,which does not take very long in the RV-10! (providing there is no noise abatement procedure like...
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-01-2020, 03:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 891
Posted By 9GT
I installed a pump shroud on my RV-10 because I...

I installed a pump shroud on my RV-10 because I burned auto pump gas on occasion and did not want to risk vapor lock. I took a lot of care keeping the fuel delivery lines as cool as possible and...
Forum: Safety 04-30-2020, 09:08 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,750
Posted By 9GT
There is a good comparison and testing video...

There is a good comparison and testing video using various methods of nut locking. The Nord-Lock washer is pretty impressive.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IKwWu2w1gGk
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-30-2020, 09:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 646
Posted By 9GT
I would love to see your pictures Al, but google...

I would love to see your pictures Al, but google wants you to sign into an account to view.
Forum: RV-10 04-30-2020, 08:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 466
Posted By 9GT
They work fairly well. My buddy in Florida uses...

They work fairly well. My buddy in Florida uses one in his Cozy MKIV and keeps the re-freezable packs in a mini freezer in his hanger, so they are always available when he wants to use it. The...
Forum: RV-9/9A 04-30-2020, 07:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,155
Posted By 9GT
A direct bolt on replacement with no spacer. No...

A direct bolt on replacement with no spacer. No change in cowling fit. I got the best pricing from Tiffin Aire, Tiffin OH.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 04-30-2020, 07:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 424
Posted By 9GT
No pics. It wants you to sign into a google...

No pics. It wants you to sign into a google account.
Forum: RV-9/9A 04-28-2020, 03:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,155
Posted By 9GT
One thing to consider is that the WW 200RV...

One thing to consider is that the WW 200RV requires a $$$ teardown inspection every 650 hours/6 years. That alone pushed me over to the MT.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 04-27-2020, 07:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 535
Posted By 9GT
Sent you a PM with my address Marc. Thanks.

Sent you a PM with my address Marc. Thanks.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 04-27-2020, 07:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 535
Posted By 9GT
Officially Sold!: Once Again 05/11/20! Brand New Sioux 1456ES Pneumatic Drill 3/8"

Officially Sold 05/12/20 !This item was sold within minutes of the listing on 04/27/20, however the "buyer" failed to pay and has not responded to my PM inquiry, so I am offering it up for sale once...
Forum: Fiberglass 04-26-2020, 06:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 704
Posted By 9GT
Used to use it back in the day as a fixture...

Used to use it back in the day as a fixture builder. The guys in the model making department always had a good supply. Used to be quite common back then, but its still readily available in various...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-26-2020, 02:50 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 16,885
Posted By 9GT
I agree and would also rather do the swap at my...

I agree and would also rather do the swap at my home base hanger. That being said, the RV-10 has tons of room to carry spare parts and tools and if you have known small parts that fail often, why...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-25-2020, 07:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 736
Posted By 9GT
I can’t answer why the need to face down, but...

I can’t answer why the need to face down, but since that is what’s specified I would want to fix those that are not. And yes, you will have to replace those very expensive bolts and nuts since they...
Forum: RV-14 04-25-2020, 04:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,188
Posted By 9GT
Looks great and on the edge. I would not worry...

Looks great and on the edge. I would not worry about the structural integrity of the tank.
Forum: RV-14 04-25-2020, 04:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,552
Posted By 9GT
Those rivets in the pics are what we call...

Those rivets in the pics are what we call “clinched” rivets. The two parts need to be tight together before squeezing or bucking. The reason they look bad, besides being clinched, is you did not...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-25-2020, 11:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 509
Posted By 9GT
Put the nutplates aside and fasten the tips with...

Put the nutplates aside and fasten the tips with hinges.
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-24-2020, 03:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,224
Posted By 9GT
I have never done a torch test on the welding...

I have never done a torch test on the welding cable vs Mil-spec. I did use welding cable in the Cozy MKIV and it has so far held up very well going on 12 years now. No problems with corrosion on it...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-24-2020, 07:49 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,515
Posted By 9GT
When those batteries get the least bit cold, they...

When those batteries get the least bit cold, they really drop off. I keep a hair dryer in the shop and have to warm up my digital calipers when temps get around 42* or below.
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-24-2020, 07:43 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,224
Posted By 9GT
I am curious what type/size of wire used for you...

I am curious what type/size of wire used for you battery/solenoid/starter/ground. If it isn't mil-spec there could be some internal corrosion going on causing high resistance. Check all the...
Forum: RV-10 04-21-2020, 10:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,141
Posted By 9GT
Maybe a dumb question, but why are people...

Maybe a dumb question, but why are people painting their baffles? Other than looking good when the cowling is off, paint adds unnecessary added weight (ounces add up to pounds) when a simple bath in...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-20-2020, 08:11 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,025
Posted By 9GT
I learned after my first mishap with drill and...

I learned after my first mishap with drill and finger to use a scrap piece of wood as a holder/backer instead of my finger. Yesterday I was in the hanger and on the 6' ladder to put a big box...
Forum: Interiors 04-18-2020, 03:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 811
Posted By 9GT
Check with Crow to see if they can fix your buddy...

Check with Crow to see if they can fix your buddy up with new belts. Their website lists RV's and Sonex aircraft but I am sure they either have what you need or can fabricate a custom set. No...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-18-2020, 09:49 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,182
Posted By 9GT
It is definitely worth purchasing. It will walk...

It is definitely worth purchasing. It will walk you through step by step on how to CORRECTLY fill out the forms that are included in the kit. It takes the mystery out of the process and makes it...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-18-2020, 09:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 649
Posted By 9GT
The Garmin thermocouple's use type "K" ...

The Garmin thermocouple's use type "K" thermocouple wire. You can get that at Steinair, along with everything you will need to wire your plane up. Everything you need to know about the...
Forum: RV-10 04-18-2020, 07:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,427
Posted By 9GT
Off topic, but Flickr still has a decent free...

Off topic, but Flickr still has a decent free account and is pretty EZ to navigate. I've been using them several years now.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-17-2020, 03:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 798
Posted By 9GT
Used Princeton capacitance in the Cozy MKIV. Had...

Used Princeton capacitance in the Cozy MKIV. Had to replace one last year when it started to misbehave after 600 hours. I also used them in my RV-10. Very accurate when the fuel level falls enough...
Forum: RV-14 04-17-2020, 07:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,489
Posted By 9GT
Yep. I took the one off my completed RV-10 after...

Yep. I took the one off my completed RV-10 after it was flying a while it was such a snag hazard and eye sore,,,,and I didn't even have AOA yet on the plane!
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-16-2020, 11:31 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,631
Posted By 9GT
Today I used your silly putty with mirror method...

Today I used your silly putty with mirror method that you suggested and it worked! I had only about an 1/8" clearance between cylinders so I used a tongue depressor to hold the silly putty, then...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-15-2020, 01:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,631
Posted By 9GT
Thanks for the tip T.S. So I take it that the...

Thanks for the tip T.S. So I take it that the location I circled is the serial number? I will get some silly putty and try it out. If it works for me, you have saved me hours of work. Thank you!
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-15-2020, 01:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,631
Posted By 9GT
Compression test every 50 hours. If below 70,...

Compression test every 50 hours. If below 70, check with soapy water along the cylinder/head location looking for bubbles indicating a crack.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-15-2020, 08:36 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,631
Posted By 9GT
Help Me With My ECi Cylinders!

After almost a year hiatus working on my RV-9A due to a family member illness, I am back in the hanger working on my RV-9A project. I am the third owner of this quick build kit which came with a new...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-13-2020, 09:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 874
Posted By 9GT
Thanks for helping out David. A couple things to...

Thanks for helping out David. A couple things to have on hand before you start is the new crankshaft seal, along with a tube of Dow Corning 737 Natural Cure Sealant....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-13-2020, 07:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 627
Posted By 9GT
I put them in on my RV-10 and like mentioned, a...

I put them in on my RV-10 and like mentioned, a PITA to get the valve stem lined up and you will need a special long and straight narrow inflate nozzle with gauge to fit the hole. On the RV-9A, I...
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 04-12-2020, 02:09 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,605
Posted By 9GT
But if you loose one of the engines, the one...

But if you loose one of the engines, the one still running will get you to the scene of the crash! :D
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-12-2020, 12:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 944
Posted By 9GT
Order up your drill bits from Brown Tool. Super...

Order up your drill bits from Brown Tool. Super fast service, they are keeping the employees working during this crisis, and their prices are excellent. They are having a discount special until...
Forum: RV-14 04-12-2020, 07:34 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,491
Posted By 9GT
They can be retro installed with no problem, but...

They can be retro installed with no problem, but would be easier to do before installing the top skin.
Forum: RV-10 04-11-2020, 08:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 528
Posted By 9GT
I would not use PEX as a conduit and instead use...

I would not use PEX as a conduit and instead use the light weight corrugated black stuff you can buy just about anywhere. Always keep weight in mind. It adds up pretty quickly and before you know...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-10-2020, 07:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 627
Posted By 9GT
I used them for the N numbers on my RV-10. Very...

I used them for the N numbers on my RV-10. Very nice product, and its not the heavy cheap vinyl that comes from the average sign shop. http://www.aerographics.com/
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-10-2020, 07:10 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,273
Posted By 9GT
Its not a big deal to remove those items and...

Its not a big deal to remove those items and suspend them from the firewall. I did it on my IO-540 one time and it was actually easy. I sat on a bench while I did it. Make sure you label them when...
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