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Forum: RV-9/9A 12-21-2020, 08:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 840
Posted By Dbro172
OP-44 looks correct

OP-44 looks correct
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-10-2020, 08:26 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,716
Posted By Dbro172
agree with this 100%. I once parked outside a...

agree with this 100%. I once parked outside a friends hangar with a door like this and as I was stepping inside side the man door, noticed he was opening the hangar door and it was tipping outward -...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-03-2020, 07:50 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 8,433
Posted By Dbro172
Super Viking

The Bellanca Super Viking is GREAT and fits your description; there are a few very nice examples on trade-a-plane right now, which is not real common. Of course once you fly it you may never want...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-10-2020, 08:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,030
Posted By Dbro172
Lycoming service bulletin SB 258, applies to carb...

Lycoming service bulletin SB 258, applies to carb engines, might work for fuel injection as well if marrying up a smaller diameter injection to an 0-360 size sump intake. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-07-2020, 04:27 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,625
Posted By Dbro172
Can?t go wrong with a whirlwind GA, Sensenich GA,...

Can?t go wrong with a whirlwind GA, Sensenich GA, or Catto two or three blade. With those options, all available with Nickel leading edges, I would not bother with a metal prop.
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-10-2020, 06:32 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 147,988
Posted By Dbro172
Nice Panel! - Don?t forget to remove the push...

Nice Panel! - Don?t forget to remove the push button from the manual trim.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-18-2019, 08:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,850
Posted By Dbro172
That is one heckuva trim tab. Maybe try a new...

That is one heckuva trim tab. Maybe try a new rudder, test fly, other rigging adjustments as needed.
Forum: RV-14 11-01-2019, 03:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,507
Posted By Dbro172
You can put a floor jack right under the nut on...

You can put a floor jack right under the nut on the front of the nose wheel. No need to jack the whole darn plane.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-07-2019, 08:36 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,303
Posted By Dbro172
Your first sentence is the key, the yoke needs to...

Your first sentence is the key, the yoke needs to be square, perpendicular, parallel, etc. to the rivet/surface. Need to get the sight picture down; try moving your head and eyes away from the part...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-19-2019, 07:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,635
Posted By Dbro172
Preview plans are an entire set of the plans on...

Preview plans are an entire set of the plans on 11x17? paper and the builders manual on 8.5?x11?. You can also get this on CD. You need to purchase the preview plans. Then, when you order the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-09-2019, 10:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,384
Posted By Dbro172
Great idea for removing lower cowl. Sure beats...

Great idea for removing lower cowl. Sure beats strategically placed shop rags.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-07-2019, 08:41 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 11,554
Posted By Dbro172
I dont dare throw my Super Viking into the...

I dont dare throw my Super Viking into the debate:D. With it?s chrome moly steel tube frame and wings made from Sitka Spruce and Mahogany, I feel very safe in that airplane. The plane handles like...
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-12-2019, 01:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 790
Posted By Dbro172
the closer they get toward the rear will pinch...

the closer they get toward the rear will pinch the slider as it rolls back and it will get harder to push. You should put your slider on and see if it rolls freely. might even be able to shave some...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-21-2019, 09:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,249
Posted By Dbro172
Have you contacted Aerosport Power in Kamloops,...

Have you contacted Aerosport Power in Kamloops, BC?
Forum: Florida (Central) 06-20-2019, 08:01 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 940
Posted By Dbro172
I know exactly how long it can take; about two...

I know exactly how long it can take; about two years. But you cant waste valuable time flying or going to airshows or going on vacation, you must spend that time building. :D
Forum: RV-3 06-20-2019, 07:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,420
Posted By Dbro172
Sorry to hear about your Father, Bruce. Did he...

Sorry to hear about your Father, Bruce. Did he ever fly in your RV, or tell stories about RV’s at airshows? That definitely looks like N17RV, right down to the wheel pant on the tailwheel. I would...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 06-17-2019, 08:41 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 66,176
Posted By Dbro172
Very Nice

Cool, are you running with stock fuel capacity?
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-12-2019, 09:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,791
Posted By Dbro172
Yes, this is a good piece of advice.

Yes, this is a good piece of advice.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-12-2019, 09:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,668
Posted By Dbro172
Carb heat trick

Another trick with a carb is to add a bit of carb heat in cruise to bring the EGT?s closer together and lean further. I believe, the carb heat baffle in the air intake box when partially closed (not...
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-11-2019, 08:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,791
Posted By Dbro172
Yes. Grab the top of the brake pedals and pull...

Yes. Grab the top of the brake pedals and pull them back against the stops.
Forum: RV-10 05-20-2019, 06:21 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,092
Posted By Dbro172
Sure have.

Sure have.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-07-2019, 10:01 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,652
Posted By Dbro172
Scrap the Vans stock rubber cowl material and...

Scrap the Vans stock rubber cowl material and install McFarlane Cowl Saver baffles. One hour job. Make them continuous across each side and rear, three pieces total, formed to the top cowl.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-05-2019, 07:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,121
Posted By Dbro172
Good grief, why part out a 73 C-180... move...

Good grief, why part out a 73 C-180... move conversation to backcountrypilot.org.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-02-2019, 04:15 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 574
Posted By Dbro172
to start off you’ll want a wing jig with the...

to start off you’ll want a wing jig with the leading edge facing the ceiling, then further into the build, like when you start mounting the elevator and ailerons, and for storage, the carpet sling...
Forum: Propellers 03-11-2019, 08:26 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 14,357
Posted By Dbro172
Like I said

More words
Forum: Propellers 03-05-2019, 06:58 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 14,357
Posted By Dbro172
Why not have the best of both worlds and install...

Why not have the best of both worlds and install the MT 2 blade prop like I did on my 182.

http://i63.tinypic.com/2v1xbg5.jpg
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 03-04-2019, 07:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,572
Posted By Dbro172
Typically the first Saturday in March.

Typically the first Saturday in March.
Forum: RV-9/9A 01-15-2019, 04:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 992
Posted By Dbro172
Brass Bushing

See Note #1 on right hand side of DWG. 9. This is called for under the AN4-32 Hardware listed at this location.
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-10-2019, 08:30 PM
Replies: 1,128
Views: 1,166,996
Posted By Dbro172
Very nice, I like the separate engine monitor.

Very nice, I like the separate engine monitor.
Forum: RV-9/9A 12-26-2018, 08:26 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 11,070
Posted By Dbro172
You will definitely want a pneumatic rivet...

You will definitely want a pneumatic rivet squeezer. I?ve heard the DRDT-2 dimpler is very nice to have as well.
Forum: Midwest 12-17-2018, 09:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,051
Posted By Dbro172
That place was off my right wing when I took the...

That place was off my right wing when I took the photo off my left wing! The Owner of that crib is former Owner of Sun Country Airlines. There is over a half million in docks and boats/lifts! ...
Forum: RV-9/9A 12-17-2018, 08:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,524
Posted By Dbro172
Thanks, I have a QB fuse, like yours. I...

Thanks,

I have a QB fuse, like yours. I purchased the tail wheel bracket so I can tinker with it and see how to fit it in the rear end. Bummer about the fiberglass, was hoping to not have to go...
Forum: RV-9/9A 12-17-2018, 07:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,524
Posted By Dbro172
Converting -9A to -9

I am thinking of converting my trike to a taildragger.

1. Do you think I will need to re-do the wheel pants and main landing gear fairings?

2. Is their any risk or concern that the engine is no...
Forum: Midwest 12-17-2018, 07:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,051
Posted By Dbro172
Grandpa would probably recognize this ?lake?...

Grandpa would probably recognize this ?lake? taken after departure from sky harbor, not the one in PHX

http://i68.tinypic.com/i4p7wy.jpg
Forum: Midwest 12-17-2018, 07:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,051
Posted By Dbro172
That would be Pelican Lake, the one South of...

That would be Pelican Lake, the one South of Detroit Lakes, it’s long and narrow and fun to drop down low. My folks live on Lake Ida near Alexandria, so most of my flights are between here and there.
Forum: Midwest 12-17-2018, 06:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,051
Posted By Dbro172
Trolling for Walleyes

Could have brought my ice auger

http://i67.tinypic.com/xaq4g5.jpg
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-11-2018, 08:03 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,964
Posted By Dbro172
It all comes in due time. Those are some pretty...

It all comes in due time. Those are some pretty boring reads. I agree that hands on experience prevails. Start acquiring tools and getting a shop, or garage space ready. Or buy an RV tool kit...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-27-2018, 09:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,232
Posted By Dbro172
That?s right, looks like you?re right here in my...

That?s right, looks like you?re right here in my backyard. My -9A is at KJKJ. I have all the build tools and a completed -8 empennage at home. I could definitely take you for a ride and help you...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-10-2018, 08:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,063
Posted By Dbro172
https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/pspages/lic...

https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/pspages/lic13-07900.php?clickkey=97308
Forum: Tools 11-07-2018, 07:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,934
Posted By Dbro172
POS

It?s piece of junk, but got me through the build;)
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-07-2018, 10:20 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,214
Posted By Dbro172
Another Question

I see the pathways when I use "direct to" navigation and also during the "approach" but I do not see the pathways while on a leg of a flightplan. Is that right?
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-29-2018, 08:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,238
Posted By Dbro172
Yes, after touch n go. Definite cough on...

Yes, after touch n go. Definite cough on departure, swallowing the ice buildup on low power decent.

On the other hand, carb heat improves my mixture distribution and has very little effect on...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-26-2018, 08:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,622
Posted By Dbro172
If you are pulling out 1.5? to rough and then...

If you are pulling out 1.5? to rough and then going back in 1? i?d Suspect that you are way more than 50 degree ROP. Have you tried pulling out to rough and leaning to smooth and just leaving it...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-17-2018, 08:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,529
Posted By Dbro172
29 degrees Monday morning here when I went...

29 degrees Monday morning here when I went flying. I installed an oil cooler shutter but not the Bowden cable. Basically wire it full open for summer and full closed for winter. Last winter I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-07-2018, 07:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,852
Posted By Dbro172
Build a -9 Slider:D

Build a -9 Slider:D
Forum: RV-9/9A 08-15-2018, 09:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,019
Posted By Dbro172
I enjoyed the sliding canopy more than the cowl. ...

I enjoyed the sliding canopy more than the cowl. Probably about the same amount of time for me on both; about 4-5 weekends. You need to follow your intuition on both, on again, off again, trim,...
Forum: RV-10 08-07-2018, 08:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,015
Posted By Dbro172
4 years and no maintenance so far. Although one...

4 years and no maintenance so far. Although one time I attempted to purchase the spare parts to have on hand in the event I need to change out the tire and recall it was difficult to source the...
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-06-2018, 09:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,406
Posted By Dbro172
What you are suggesting is what I did, if I...

What you are suggesting is what I did, if I recall correctly, and it worked fine. Remember, instead of bending the tubing, you can also add 90 degree safe air quick disconnect fittings. I used some...
Forum: RV-9/9A 06-22-2018, 07:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,747
Posted By Dbro172
Make sure your baffle seals are sealing tight to...

Make sure your baffle seals are sealing tight to the top cowl. If you are using vans standard material, with multiple joints, chances are they are not. Try installing McFarlane cowl saver material,...
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-06-2018, 08:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,042
Posted By Dbro172
Will it perform as well as an O-360, obviously...

Will it perform as well as an O-360, obviously knot. Will it be better than an 0-320, RV-6,7,9; probably so. Those narrow bodies haul but. Put a light two blade whirlwind constant speed on and it...
Forum: RV-10 06-05-2018, 10:21 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,579
Posted By Dbro172
Depends on the plane, my ball was about 1/6th out...

Depends on the plane, my ball was about 1/6th out to the left in cruise, needing just a dab of pressure on left rudder in cruise. Applied about 1? length of the Cleveland trim tab wedge to the right...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-02-2018, 08:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,188
Posted By Dbro172
I changed from Vans black stuff to McFarlane Cowl...

I changed from Vans black stuff to McFarlane Cowl Saver material and saw a drastic improvement in cooling. I was able to make each side and rear baffle out of one continuous piece (3 pieces total)...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-07-2018, 08:38 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,598
Posted By Dbro172
The vents under the fuselage point forward so the...

The vents under the fuselage point forward so the airflow pressurizes the tank in flight and should draw the fuel ?plug? out of the vent line. Once I did notice fuel dripping from the vents, on a...
Forum: RV-9/9A 05-06-2018, 03:47 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,097
Posted By Dbro172
Performance Comparrison

combing through the thousands of data points from the G3X SD card I grabbed a comparison from todays flight vs. almost a year ago of similar DA and percent power. The data below is are averages from...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-05-2018, 07:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,070
Posted By Dbro172
RPM drop this morning with dual PMAGs was; 50 RPM...

RPM drop this morning with dual PMAGs was; 50 RPM Left, 50 RPM Right. YMMV
Forum: Propellers 04-30-2018, 09:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,082
Posted By Dbro172
Yes, you can/should dynamically balance your...

Yes, you can/should dynamically balance your prop. I did my 3 blade catto about a month ago and reduced vibration from .17 IPS to .02 IPS in less than an hour.
Forum: RV-14 04-26-2018, 08:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,961
Posted By Dbro172
My experience with props, unofficial no testing...

My experience with props, unofficial no testing involved, just what I ?hear?.

Cessna 182 - change McCauley 2 blade to MT 2 blade; MT 2 blade noticeably quieter. (More engine and exhaust sound than...
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-11-2018, 09:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,567
Posted By Dbro172
With no rudder pedals, be quick to advance the...

With no rudder pedals, be quick to advance the throttle and go around! Maybe even practice some go arounds first.

Hey, my 1000th post! Cool
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-11-2018, 08:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,795
Posted By Dbro172
Can you post some pictures of your baffles and...

Can you post some pictures of your baffles and cowl inlets? I chased this with every suggestion and when i finally switched to McFarlane cowl saver baffle seals and made sure that they were fully...
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-29-2018, 09:11 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 9,858
Posted By Dbro172
Of course you can by that combination. The...

Of course you can by that combination. The spec?d cowl for the IO-320 is the O-360 cowl. The O-360 cowl has a deeper and wider bottom inlet than the O-320 cowl. (And will accept an FI setup on an...
Forum: Autopilots 03-23-2018, 09:25 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 629
Posted By Dbro172
For what plane? I wasn?t aware of a Garmin YD...

For what plane? I wasn?t aware of a Garmin YD system other than for the RV-10. But for the purpose of CWS, seems if you left the YD engaged you could leave your feet on the floor.
Forum: Texas (North) 03-23-2018, 09:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,326
Posted By Dbro172
Welcome aboard. VS is a good place to start...

Welcome aboard. VS is a good place to start anyway. Might as well order an extra elevator trim tab skin while you are at it, takes a couple tries on the bending;) good luck, let me know if you...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-19-2018, 07:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,705
Posted By Dbro172
A washer taped to the inside is a good idea. ...

A washer taped to the inside is a good idea. Another option is to glue/rtv/epoxy a narrow aluminum strip to the inside of the fiberglass. Just something for the rivet to bite on. After you...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-19-2018, 06:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,230
Posted By Dbro172
Jesse Saint 10575 SW 147th Circle Dunnellon, FL...

Jesse Saint
10575 SW 147th Circle
Dunnellon, FL 34432
jesse@saintaviation.com
Phone: 352-427-0285
Fax: 815-377-3694
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