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Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-10-2021, 10:11 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 57
Posted By dwranda
Need help mounting PS engineering remote module

I am building a 9A tip up with an AFS quick panel. If anyone has any pics of where and how they mounted the PS remote module I would appreciate it. Once I get this mounted the other items I have to...
Forum: RV-9/9A 04-07-2021, 10:45 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 147,364
Posted By dwranda
Panel in place

Well I got the panel aligned and all of the fasteners adjusted so it fits pretty well. Now to mount all of the goodies on the sub panel and run the wires. I have the Advanced quick panel so all my...
Forum: Interiors 02-06-2021, 04:23 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,679
Posted By dwranda
Absolutely beautiful!!! When I got mine he didn't...

Absolutely beautiful!!! When I got mine he didn't offer carpet or even the baggage area yet I believe. Wish he had.
Forum: Acts of Charity (using your RV) 01-19-2021, 12:25 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,970
Posted By dwranda
My wife needs to use her Cricut to make some...

My wife needs to use her Cricut to make some Vansdogforce swag. When my plane is done I can't wait to fly missions like this. This is one Vans and dog lover here that says keep the dog posts coming!!!
Forum: Interiors 01-12-2021, 11:48 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,812
Posted By dwranda
That's beautiful!! I had him do mine in brown...

That's beautiful!! I had him do mine in brown sheepskin.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-30-2020, 10:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,167
Posted By dwranda
That's a Garmin G5

That's a Garmin G5
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-30-2020, 07:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,167
Posted By dwranda
The width of the switch panel with the flap...

The width of the switch panel with the flap switch only interfered with the supports between the panel and sub panel. They get around that by extending the bottom of the panel a bit. They gave me...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-30-2020, 03:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,167
Posted By dwranda
As far as I know it's all proprietary to...

As far as I know it's all proprietary to advanced, but not really sure. You may be able to buy the switches from them.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-30-2020, 03:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,167
Posted By dwranda
I am not putting in a navigator yet and actually...

I am not putting in a navigator yet and actually thought there would be a plate covering that hole. I had them put the hole in for one in the future. I will be doing the wiring since it is pretty...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-30-2020, 12:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,167
Posted By dwranda
My Advanced Panel is here!!

UPS delivered my new Advanced panel from AFS. It's beautiful and I am excited to be learning how to...
Forum: RV-9/9A 12-25-2020, 06:16 AM
Replies: 421
Views: 446,227
Posted By dwranda
The link asks for login info. Can't see the pics.

The link asks for login info. Can't see the pics.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-30-2020, 02:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,813
Posted By dwranda
Bruce Hill's build site has been a life saver for...

Bruce Hill's build site has been a life saver for me more times than i can count. This panel install is no different.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-29-2020, 06:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,813
Posted By dwranda
Advanced panel pics please

My advanced panel from AFS is being designed now and I would like to see some pics of where you guys installed the behind the scenes goodies. Seems like the advanced control module is usually on the...
Forum: RV-9/9A 10-16-2020, 06:43 PM
Replies: 971
Views: 622,576
Posted By dwranda
wheel pants done and primed

Finally got the wheel pants and fairings done and primed. They're not perfect but look great from 10 feet away:)
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-08-2020, 07:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,611
Posted By dwranda
I don't see a difference on spruce for the blue...

I don't see a difference on spruce for the blue strip ones. They all look the same. Are they listed elsewhere?
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-07-2020, 03:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,611
Posted By dwranda
Alright looks like I have a consensus! An...

Alright looks like I have a consensus! An aircraft spruce order it is. Thanks everyone.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-07-2020, 11:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,611
Posted By dwranda
adel clamp selection?

I'm into the engine wiring and wondering if there's a consensus on adel clamps. I have a box of them from Harbor freight but wondering if there is better quality ones to use or if an adel clamp is an...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-03-2020, 05:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,304
Posted By dwranda
I have the manifold where the kavlico sensors are...

I have the manifold where the kavlico sensors are connected to the engine with hoses. The sensors in the kit that got me thinking about this were the cht that screw in.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-02-2020, 06:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,304
Posted By dwranda
Awesome. Thanks Paul!

Awesome. Thanks Paul!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-02-2020, 05:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,304
Posted By dwranda
Thanks Paul. I've been using Loctite 567. That's...

Thanks Paul. I've been using Loctite 567. That's fine right?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-02-2020, 02:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,304
Posted By dwranda
Loctite on engine sensors?

I just received my sensor kit from Dynon and am wondering if the CHT sensors, oil temp sensor, Kavlico sensors, and I guess pretty much anything that threads onto the engine is OK to use loctite....
Forum: RV-9/9A 09-08-2020, 10:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,711
Posted By dwranda
Sorry I should have been more specific. I was...

Sorry I should have been more specific. I was wondering why install the RV10/14 motor vs the regular PH motor that is for the other models? I was contemplating getting the standard mpotor since I am...
Forum: RV-9/9A 09-08-2020, 08:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,711
Posted By dwranda
So what would be the reason to spend the extra...

So what would be the reason to spend the extra money on this motor vs the regular 9A one?
Forum: Reviews 09-05-2020, 10:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,032
Posted By dwranda
I've spoken with him numerous times at airshows...

I've spoken with him numerous times at airshows and over the phone getting an estimate for my panel. Always super knowledgable and helpful. Now looking forward to good service since I got the ball...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-02-2020, 10:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,395
Posted By dwranda
I did the same thing with my Toyota Sienna van. I...

I did the same thing with my Toyota Sienna van. I made it to the moon and halfway back before I decided to get rid of it.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-23-2020, 05:27 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,589
Posted By dwranda
She better not get a free tshirt!! I bought...

She better not get a free tshirt!! I bought thousands of dollars of kits and extras from Vans and had to buy my own hat and tshirts:o She lives in the same town as me so I told Vans she needs to...
Forum: Aircraft Camping 08-18-2020, 12:45 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 24,911
Posted By dwranda
Wow gorgeous place. I need to go there!! As I was...

Wow gorgeous place. I need to go there!! As I was reading the last paragraph I knew it was a cliffhanger and I was going to have to wait a day or 2 for the story. You're always leaving us hanging...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-07-2020, 09:26 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,446
Posted By dwranda
Wow if I had known then that the A model would...

Wow if I had known then that the A model would cause my heart issue I would have gone the taildragger route.:D I wonder what not priming does?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-07-2020, 08:04 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,446
Posted By dwranda
Thanks, Yeah the chest pain was resolved with a...

Thanks, Yeah the chest pain was resolved with a little open heart surgery:mad: Just a tip for others.....if you have a burning chest and burning forearms when you exert yourself a bit then don't wait...
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-06-2020, 04:57 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 18,103
Posted By dwranda
I contacted B&C a couple months ago to see if...

I contacted B&C a couple months ago to see if they were going to run any Oshkosh specials. It took a LONG time to get an answer and to even have anybody return my emails. Finally they said they were...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-26-2020, 07:50 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,446
Posted By dwranda
Here is the resolution to my clamp problem. Allan...

Here is the resolution to my clamp problem. Allan called me on the 16th to discuss the problem. He found me in the ER with chest pain so we decided when I was able I would measure the leg and if it...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-26-2020, 07:33 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,446
Posted By dwranda
You must be thinking of a different leg because...

You must be thinking of a different leg because mine was .95 where the bottom of where the clamp needed to be and .965 at the top.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-26-2020, 12:34 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,405
Posted By dwranda
I just finished the book. I started reading it a...

I just finished the book. I started reading it a week ago in the hospital. I'm out now after a week. It gave me something interesting to think about during my stay before and after surgery since I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-16-2020, 09:02 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,446
Posted By dwranda
It's amazing this is the first I've heard of this...

It's amazing this is the first I've heard of this problem yet a bunch of people are having it. I wish i could have taken the plane to Allan to have it installed because he says he does 4 or 5 a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-16-2020, 11:26 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,446
Posted By dwranda
Allan just called me and we're gonna try to...

Allan just called me and we're gonna try to figure out why I'm having so much trouble.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-16-2020, 07:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,202
Posted By dwranda
Thanks Bill. Will do!

Thanks Bill. Will do!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-15-2020, 09:43 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,446
Posted By dwranda
When you spend this much on this item it should...

When you spend this much on this item it should fit right and you shouldn't have to go buy different bolts.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-15-2020, 09:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,202
Posted By dwranda
Thanks! I have it suspended now so will do the...

Thanks! I have it suspended now so will do the fairings before dropping it back down.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-15-2020, 07:57 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,446
Posted By dwranda
Nope I don't have it on yet. The clamp just seems...

Nope I don't have it on yet. The clamp just seems too small. Many people are having the same issue and if it was redesigned being just a little bigger it would go on in 10 minutes. I have spent hours...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-15-2020, 07:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,202
Posted By dwranda
Intersection fairings with gear loaded or unloaded?

Hello all! When doing the intersection fairings should the plane be on its wheels or still suspended above the ground? Couldn't find clear instructions on it and build sites I frequent have me...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-14-2020, 02:39 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,405
Posted By dwranda
Just ordered one for my son. His birthday is...

Just ordered one for my son. His birthday is Thursday and he is trying very hard to get a job at NASA or one of it's contractors in Houston. Graduated in December with an Aerospace degree. I'll...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-13-2020, 07:38 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,446
Posted By dwranda
Leg is as it came from Vans.

Leg is as it came from Vans.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-12-2020, 05:12 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,446
Posted By dwranda
I like the idea of the tape on the leg. I'll...

I like the idea of the tape on the leg. I'll probably do that. I bought the nose job in February so it should be the right size for the current gear leg I would think. I do know there's no way it...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-12-2020, 12:35 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,446
Posted By dwranda
Nope it's on right side up. I've slid the clamp...

Nope it's on right side up. I've slid the clamp down a bit on the leg just to see if it fit better but it doesn't. It's within an inch of the 8" that's on the instructions. It also can't go any...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-12-2020, 11:02 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,446
Posted By dwranda
No there's just the brace and the clamp. The...

No there's just the brace and the clamp. The bottom pic is from underneath and the brace is out of focus but it shows the gap at the clamp near the leg. I'm sure Allan will see this thread, but being...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-12-2020, 10:38 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,446
Posted By dwranda
antisplat nose job help please!

I'm having trouble mounting my nose job. I called Allan and told him my problem and he sent me some new bolts which worked great, but the problem still exists. The clamp won't close enough to seat up...
Forum: Reviews 07-12-2020, 10:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,084
Posted By dwranda
I'm having trouble with my nosed job brace. The...

I'm having trouble with my nosed job brace. The clamp doesn't seem to want to close and contact the brace evenly. Does anyone have a close up pic of the brace and clamp bolted together? An end view...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-11-2020, 07:20 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 676
Posted By dwranda
No gear leg fairings hose clamps in kit?

I want to get my gear leg fairings aligned this weekend and can't find the hose clamps that hold them on. Did Van's really not include them in the kit? I looked through my packing list and didn't see...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-07-2020, 07:56 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 734
Posted By dwranda
Bruce Hill's fantastic build site is my go to...

Bruce Hill's fantastic build site is my go to site for every step on my plane. He has great pics of the procedure you want to do. I'm about a week from doing those fairings as well....
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-03-2020, 02:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,314
Posted By dwranda
Thanks. I kind of did that. I lined up the center...

Thanks. I kind of did that. I lined up the center of the tire with the plumb Bob and the center chalk line on the floor. Used lasers too.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-03-2020, 02:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,314
Posted By dwranda
I will do it that way after i get it installed on...

I will do it that way after i get it installed on the bracket.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-03-2020, 07:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,314
Posted By dwranda
Thanks. I hung a plumb bob at the center of the...

Thanks. I hung a plumb bob at the center of the firewall to help with alignment then I proceeded to crack the fairing as I was trying to get it over that stupid bracket. I'm going to try to salvage...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-02-2020, 07:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,314
Posted By dwranda
nose wheel fairing alignment

When aligning the fairing with the nose wheel do you just get it as close as possible to the center of the fuse? I'm assuming it's not as critical as the mains since it can swivel back and forth in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-27-2020, 08:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 846
Posted By dwranda
My wife's made some amazing things with her...

My wife's made some amazing things with her cricut. Her and her mom do craft shows so she makes all kinds of things. We're planning on doing what you are when the plane is done. Your wrap looks...
Forum: RV-9/9A 06-19-2020, 07:28 PM
Replies: 971
Views: 622,576
Posted By dwranda
Well guess I made a rookie decision on the black...

Well guess I made a rookie decision on the black powder! If i knew that a few days ago I would have picked a different color. Thanks for the info!
Forum: RV-9/9A 06-19-2020, 09:17 AM
Replies: 971
Views: 622,576
Posted By dwranda
On her feet!

Gear installed today!! Woohoo!!!
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Forum: RV-9/9A 06-18-2020, 03:09 PM
Replies: 971
Views: 622,576
Posted By dwranda
Powder coated front wheel bracket

Having too much fun powder coating things. I took my baffles elsewhere since they wouldn't fit in my little oven. Now the wheels will go on. I could wait, but I'm excited to do it and I can work on...
Forum: RV-9/9A 06-18-2020, 03:00 PM
Replies: 971
Views: 622,576
Posted By dwranda
9A progress

Fuel pump and powder coated cover.
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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-16-2020, 09:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,410
Posted By dwranda
Absolutely! With the RV I could be in Myrtle...

Absolutely! With the RV I could be in Myrtle Beach in about 3 hours. Great tool for a weekend golf getaway!
Forum: Safety 06-11-2020, 07:23 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,385
Posted By dwranda
Same front flat tire thing happened to me on my 3...

Same front flat tire thing happened to me on my 3 legged long cross country during my private pilot training. Landed at my first airport and the whole plane was shaking. I managed to coax it onto a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-03-2020, 10:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 965
Posted By dwranda
Wow yeah that's pretty much what i needed. Thank...

Wow yeah that's pretty much what i needed. Thank you so much!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-03-2020, 08:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 965
Posted By dwranda
Torque on every engine nut and bolt?

Ok so just spent an hour searching for something that I don't even know if it exists. I am putting things back on the rear of the engine(pmags, plate covering the governor hole) and am wondering if...
Forum: RV-9/9A 05-29-2020, 09:04 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 15,784
Posted By dwranda
Well if this "Earl" is indeed a fabricated troll...

Well if this "Earl" is indeed a fabricated troll he has unwittingly served a purpose. If it wasn't evident before, his 2 forums topics have proven how this community looks out for each other and...
Forum: RV-9/9A 05-29-2020, 07:33 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 15,784
Posted By dwranda
I am building a 9A and have an IO360 in the...

I am building a 9A and have an IO360 in the garage to install. I just earned my pilots license last year so I am a total newb in piloting and building an airplane. This guys attitude makes me feel so...
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