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Forum: RV General Discussion/News Today, 01:28 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,503
Posted By rockwoodrv9
I have a 90 degree adapter and use K&N HP1002....

I have a 90 degree adapter and use K&N HP1002. They are easy to get and about $14. O-320D2A

I cant remember the name of the adapter but it has worked well for the first 120 hours.
Forum: RV-10 08-08-2022, 03:48 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 26,799
Posted By rockwoodrv9
I think if you had the bent wire or bolt at the...

I think if you had the bent wire or bolt at the bottom and this part way up it would help most wind storms. You would have to secure the top also to be sure and then if it damaged the rudder most...
Forum: RV-10 08-08-2022, 12:43 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 26,799
Posted By rockwoodrv9
I am going to build something similar to these....

I am going to build something similar to these. That with a lock on the bottom should protect from most storms - unless you are just in the wrong place at the wrong time.
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 08-07-2022, 07:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 582
Posted By rockwoodrv9
Hey, I remember that show. I was on that show...

Hey, I remember that show. I was on that show when I was a kid! I got to be on Capt Delta too!
Forum: Safety 08-03-2022, 08:11 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 10,455
Posted By rockwoodrv9
From what I am reading - people with the same...

From what I am reading - people with the same locks didnt have the same results.

The question I have is if you stood there during the wind and physically held the bottom of the rudder in place,...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 08-03-2022, 02:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 838
Posted By rockwoodrv9
There are worse places to be stuck than Driggs. I...

There are worse places to be stuck than Driggs. I would move there in a heartbeat!
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 08-01-2022, 10:32 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,292
Posted By rockwoodrv9
Very nice all of you guys. There is some amazing...

Very nice all of you guys. There is some amazing work being done in homebuilt planes!
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 07-31-2022, 06:40 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,292
Posted By rockwoodrv9
Thanks Dan. My friend Brian got a Bronze Lindy...

Thanks Dan. My friend Brian got a Bronze Lindy for his 7. It was parked at the Pinnacle Engine tent. There were lots of really nice planes all over the show.
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 07-30-2022, 01:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,292
Posted By rockwoodrv9
Awards? When do they announce the winners?

I keep checking on EAA.org to see when they will be posting the awards. If you are there can you post the homebuilt winner? Thanks
Forum: RV-9/9A 07-30-2022, 06:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 370
Posted By rockwoodrv9
I dont know your experience but I am doing my...

I dont know your experience but I am doing my training in my plane and love it. Im up at KTEW - Mason MI. It isnt that much of a drive. I hope to take my check ride next month. You are welcome to...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-29-2022, 04:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 871
Posted By rockwoodrv9
Stick it in the car and drive over and let them...

Stick it in the car and drive over and let them look at it. Or at least you could ask them. If you stop by the Phillips tent and buy 3 cases of oil, they will drive you back to your car!!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-29-2022, 04:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,209
Posted By rockwoodrv9
I dont have them so I cant say they are better...

I dont have them so I cant say they are better but I spun the wheels and looked at a mock up system at AV in Aircraft Specialties tent and they are real quality parts. I have an extra Saber prop...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-29-2022, 11:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,209
Posted By rockwoodrv9
I would love to get the "B" wheels but the cost I...

I would love to get the "B" wheels but the cost I was quoted at AV was crazy expensive. I think I will just color match the anodized and paint my wheels. They are covered with pants too so I can...
Forum: Safety 07-28-2022, 07:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,820
Posted By rockwoodrv9
This is terrible. So sorry to hear about this and...

This is terrible. So sorry to hear about this and prayers to the families involved.
Forum: Midwest 07-24-2022, 09:28 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 30,903
Posted By rockwoodrv9
Gary, I read your report and my mind translated...

Gary,
I read your report and my mind translated it to L-39 from L-19. My friend was flying his L-39 over today or tomorrow and I freaked out! Sorry for the L-39 but glad it wasnt my friend!!
Forum: Tools 07-23-2022, 12:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 659
Posted By rockwoodrv9
I used the cheap ones. I did find that using them...

I used the cheap ones. I did find that using them on fiberglass was the ticket to needing new ones.
Forum: Reviews 07-23-2022, 07:23 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 902
Posted By rockwoodrv9
I have one you can borrow if you want. Im at...

I have one you can borrow if you want. Im at KTEW. PM me for contact info.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-22-2022, 06:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,503
Posted By rockwoodrv9
Longer axel bolt if you double up

One thing to consider is if you double it up, you may need a longer axel bolt. I got a longer one so I could add a couple washers to help keep my tow bar hooked up.

The only reason I can see for...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-22-2022, 03:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,503
Posted By rockwoodrv9
Make sure you get a picture of the repair he...

Make sure you get a picture of the repair he makes. I am really interested in how he is going to do it. It is a weak spot and considering the wind force on the wheel pant, it is not surprising it has...
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 07-22-2022, 09:35 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,859
Posted By rockwoodrv9
Thats great Jereme. Im sure it took lots of work...

Thats great Jereme. Im sure it took lots of work to get there! I hope to take my check ride next month. Have fun!
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-21-2022, 04:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 759
Posted By rockwoodrv9
I had mine on and off so many times they almost...

I had mine on and off so many times they almost knew how to do it themselves. I loved being able to see the plane all together in my garage or driveway. It was a great motivator. Now that Im flying...
Forum: Midwest 07-21-2022, 04:17 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,958
Posted By rockwoodrv9
Tom, I wish I was coming over to say hi. If I get...

Tom, I wish I was coming over to say hi. If I get bored maybe I will drive the 7 hours for a night. I will be sure to look you up if I do!
Forum: Trip Write-ups 07-21-2022, 12:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 886
Posted By rockwoodrv9
Nice report Ed. Have a good trip.

Nice report Ed. Have a good trip.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-21-2022, 08:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 569
Posted By rockwoodrv9
Before you close up the wingtip consider a couple...

Before you close up the wingtip consider a couple nut plates on the rib flange to accept a camera mount. With a hinge you probably donít have screws for a mount .
Forum: Trip Write-ups 07-20-2022, 06:52 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,394
Posted By rockwoodrv9
Great video and pictures. I hope the rest of your...

Great video and pictures. I hope the rest of your trip has been as exciting and amazing as these photos were. Have a great time at AV.
Forum: Safety 07-19-2022, 07:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 569
Posted By rockwoodrv9
Im using a GoPro 360 Max mounted on my wing with...

Im using a GoPro 360 Max mounted on my wing with a simple mount I made that screws into the wind screws that are already there.

The 360 is as amazing as the plane. I still cant believe I can film a...
Forum: Safety 07-19-2022, 07:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 569
Posted By rockwoodrv9
Catto 3 Blade with O-320 D2A. It does sound nice!

Catto 3 Blade with O-320 D2A. It does sound nice!
Forum: Safety 07-19-2022, 11:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 569
Posted By rockwoodrv9
Buzzards on Take Off

This morning I took off and as Im climbing out, 4 buzzards came in my path. They went up and I went down and we missed by plenty but it did wake me up! I didnt really want to clean up any mess!

You...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-16-2022, 06:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 709
Posted By rockwoodrv9
I had the electrical tape on for over a year and...

I had the electrical tape on for over a year and it worked fine - no issue. When I had to re-do the aluminum skirt and do a new layup, I used it again and no issues. Im sure fine line will work great...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-16-2022, 05:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 709
Posted By rockwoodrv9
I used electrical tape. Maybe a vinyl tape would...

I used electrical tape. Maybe a vinyl tape would work but the elect tape worked well for me.
Forum: Safety 07-16-2022, 07:02 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,809
Posted By rockwoodrv9
That was pretty close Martin. I skimmed over a...

That was pretty close Martin. I skimmed over a bald eagle the other day near KTEW. A deer is a whole different category!!
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-15-2022, 11:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 907
Posted By rockwoodrv9
Im sure you checked the breakout force but I...

Im sure you checked the breakout force but I found mine had reduced in force after about 80 hours. I have the AntiSplat Lip Skid and that made it a bit more of a pain to tighten but it worked....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-10-2022, 12:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,027
Posted By rockwoodrv9
100 Hour mark

I hit my 100 hour mark today. The first 40 were flown off by my friend CTBrietigam but I have been in the plane every hour since! Chuck and I flew out from Idaho to Michigan the end of last summer. I...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-08-2022, 06:47 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,836
Posted By rockwoodrv9
I dont know the hose clam method. I have a 90...

I dont know the hose clam method. I have a 90 degree adapter so my oil filter hangs straight down and about impossible to wire. Can you explain how to do it or post a picture? Thanks
Forum: RV-10 07-06-2022, 08:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 965
Posted By rockwoodrv9
I used hardware store bolts and grinded them to a...

I used hardware store bolts and grinded them to a blunt point to make them easier to get in and out. If you lube them it will make it easier to remove. I didnt concern myself with the corrosion...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-06-2022, 07:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,103
Posted By rockwoodrv9
Great idea. Let us know how it turns out.

Great idea. Let us know how it turns out.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 07-06-2022, 07:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 749
Posted By rockwoodrv9
https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?...

https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?t=207726
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-05-2022, 11:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,103
Posted By rockwoodrv9
Where are you going to mount it? Can you view it...

Where are you going to mount it? Can you view it on your G3x? I thought only the VERB no longer produced could do that.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 07-02-2022, 02:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 791
Posted By rockwoodrv9
I have seen Chucks plane that these came off. It...

I have seen Chucks plane that these came off. It is as good as it gets. Chuck was nice enough to help me finish my plane then fly the phase 1 for me. Then he flew from Idaho to Michigan to get my...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 06-30-2022, 01:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,778
Posted By rockwoodrv9
Phat, I have t sets of pre built fairing...

Phat,
I have t sets of pre built fairing junctions and both are ****. I was going to try the window foam but your use of clay looks good. I worry about making both sides the same so it doesnt induce...
Forum: My RV Build Project 06-28-2022, 09:33 AM
Replies: 729
Views: 361,424
Posted By rockwoodrv9
Looking good Jereme.

Looking good Jereme.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-27-2022, 08:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,556
Posted By rockwoodrv9
I was told when I installed my sensors to be...

I was told when I installed my sensors to be exact in how far from the flange to place them. If they are, I would try what has been suggested, swap sensors and see what happens.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-25-2022, 01:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,091
Posted By rockwoodrv9
Thats great. I hope you already have your wheel...

Thats great. I hope you already have your wheel paints and fairings done because once you start flying, they will never get done! Have fun and make sure you record all the data.

PS - hope you...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-25-2022, 01:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,169
Posted By rockwoodrv9
Where about is the plane? Im in Lansing area and...

Where about is the plane? Im in Lansing area and may be able to head over if not too far. PM me with your info so I can give you a call.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-24-2022, 06:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,835
Posted By rockwoodrv9
Build a stand if you feel then need it. I...

Build a stand if you feel then need it. I transported my wings from Oregon to Colorado, then to Idaho laying down on some foam mattress toppers. I would be way more concerned about other things in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-21-2022, 07:32 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,461
Posted By rockwoodrv9
Thanks for responses. It has been interesting...

Thanks for responses. It has been interesting reading. Not to many on the fence - people are pretty strong in their opinions.

I have a couple G3X's in my panel and an autopilot that I am amazed by....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-19-2022, 08:58 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,461
Posted By rockwoodrv9
East coast to OSH. Over or around the LAKE!

Im planning my trip to AV this year from mid Michigan and there are 3 ways to go.
1. South around the lake and get a good view of Chicago
2. North crossing at the bridge and coming in around the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-18-2022, 12:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 910
Posted By rockwoodrv9
If you take the cowl off you can strap the engine...

If you take the cowl off you can strap the engine mount to the trailer very easy.
A 2x4 or 2x6 block bolted into the wing slot works well too.
Forum: RV-10 06-14-2022, 07:03 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,654
Posted By rockwoodrv9
Nice Kyle. I have never flown in a 10 and a...

Nice Kyle. I have never flown in a 10 and a little afraid to. I know it would cost me a bunch of money! Like others have said, I like your paint scheme. It looks fast just sitting there! Have fun.
Forum: RV-9/9A 06-13-2022, 08:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 935
Posted By rockwoodrv9
Most models have same gotchas!

Keith,
Im not sure about gotchas specifically for the 9 only. I think most of them are the same for all the models.

Have fun on the preview plans and see if you can find someone to show you their...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-13-2022, 05:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 461
Posted By rockwoodrv9
I believe I got mine at the HD aero isle. You...

I believe I got mine at the HD aero isle. You could always go to Ferguson if thought the ones at HD were not good enough!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-12-2022, 03:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,240
Posted By rockwoodrv9
Iím doing much of my training in my 9A. I think...

Iím doing much of my training in my 9A. I think it is easier to land than a 172 but Iím glad I did quite a few hours bouncing in on the 182 gear! I would get some training in a trainer first, past...
Forum: Electrical Systems 06-10-2022, 09:19 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,506
Posted By rockwoodrv9
Rocker switch with VPX

I have the standard aircraft grade toggles and I dont like the looks. They work find and I most likely will not make any changes.

But, I have the VPX power system so the switches only control the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-10-2022, 12:27 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,081
Posted By rockwoodrv9
Pics of my install

Here are a few pics of the install. I am able to plug in the heater through my oil filler door. In semi cold climates the sleeping bag may not be needed but in Michigan it is. The upside down pic...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-09-2022, 05:14 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,396
Posted By rockwoodrv9
Im still working on my ticket so my opinion is...

Im still working on my ticket so my opinion is not worth much but if I hear a pilot announce "Experimental.... I have no idea if it is an RV, Kitfox, Velocity, Lancair, or ? If they say, RV, Kitfox,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-09-2022, 01:13 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,081
Posted By rockwoodrv9
Early Test of Heater

I was one of the lucky guys that got to test the engine heater Allan was developing. In Michigan, it gets cold. Really cold. When Allan asked if I was willing to test his heater, I jumped at it. I...
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-08-2022, 06:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 643
Posted By rockwoodrv9
It is really fun to see the plane on its gear and...

It is really fun to see the plane on its gear and wheels for the first time. Putting the wheels on the legs isnít a huge chore. Jacking the plane high enough to get the legs in is tricky but not that...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-07-2022, 05:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,701
Posted By rockwoodrv9
Crow 5 Point

I have Crow, 5 point, rotary. I have nothing but crappy 172 belts to compare but I feel the Crow system is about as good as I could hope for in a small plane. There is little movement once strapped...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-02-2022, 05:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 509
Posted By rockwoodrv9
I was going to suggest fouled pugs too. I have...

I was going to suggest fouled pugs too. I have the exact engine and had what sounds like the same issue. I took the plugs out, blasted them and everything has been fine since.

I have since learned...
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-30-2022, 01:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 978
Posted By rockwoodrv9
I would keep the foreskin off as long as possible...

I would keep the foreskin off as long as possible making wiring and other easier. You can fit it and hole it with clecos to make sure things fit - BUT MAKE SURE YOU LEAVE THE CLECOS OFF IN THE...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-23-2022, 11:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,260
Posted By rockwoodrv9
Larry, with the wings off you don’t get this mark...

Larry, with the wings off you don’t get this mark on your head on the OAT probe.

I got a HF motorcycle lift and made a wood box to sit on top of it to lift my whole plane. It worked great. If you...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-23-2022, 07:42 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,175
Posted By rockwoodrv9
I am finding out after 10 years building and now...

I am finding out after 10 years building and now about 6 months flying, I am having so much fun flying I dont want to take the plane out of flight status to work on the wheel pants and fairings. I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-23-2022, 07:22 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,160
Posted By rockwoodrv9
Wow, great video. I would love to know your...

Wow, great video. I would love to know your camera settings. PM sent. Thanks
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-23-2022, 07:20 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,160
Posted By rockwoodrv9
Nice picture Carl. What a pretty place to fly.

Nice picture Carl. What a pretty place to fly.
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