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Forum: California 05-08-2021, 08:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 507
Posted By bruceh
Iíve never had any issues getting flight...

Iíve never had any issues getting flight following and crossing the LAX Bravo with the various routes listed on the TAC.
Forum: California 05-07-2021, 09:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 263
Posted By bruceh
I've used Signature, but not recently. With fuel...

I've used Signature, but not recently. With fuel and overnight charge it is over $100.
Maybe Marc (Plummit) might have a better idea. He is based at LGB.
Forum: RV-9/9A 05-05-2021, 11:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,129
Posted By bruceh
Well, you might have totally screwed up your...

Well, you might have totally screwed up your weight and balance with all of that extra weight. :)
Forum: Painting your RV 05-05-2021, 02:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 841
Posted By bruceh
I used Corona Air Paint...

I used Corona Air Paint (https://coronaairpaint.com/) at KAJO. They did an awesome job.
Forum: Safety 04-16-2021, 12:37 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 7,004
Posted By bruceh
Yes, having the A&P is no guarantee of being a...

Yes, having the A&P is no guarantee of being a decent mechanic. I'm currently back in school trying to earn my A&P (for fun, not a career since I'm basically retired). I'm definitely the "old guy" in...
Forum: ADS-B 04-06-2021, 01:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,676
Posted By bruceh
I've had "Traffic" announced in my Dynon Skyview...

I've had "Traffic" announced in my Dynon Skyview system when I have changed transponder codes. For example, passing over LAX in the special flight rules corridor, you are supposed to go from...
Forum: California 04-02-2021, 10:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,294
Posted By bruceh
In-N-Out Burger is a short walk from...

In-N-Out Burger is a short walk from Vacaville-Nut Tree.

Airplane Geeks Podcast has an excellent web site of places to eat (http://www.airplanegeeks.com/eatattheairport/).
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-31-2021, 08:51 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,833
Posted By bruceh
I painted the parts of the interior prior to...

I painted the parts of the interior prior to assembly and I'm happy with the way it comes out with unpainted rivet heads. I used the JetFlex WR and it does need a bit of time (~48 hours) to...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-24-2021, 12:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,186
Posted By bruceh
The VDO sender just has a single wire, and gets...

The VDO sender just has a single wire, and gets its ground from the airframe it is attached to. The Kavlico has 3 wires; signal, ground and a reference voltage. The ground is easy to wire. The only...
Forum: RV-14 03-24-2021, 12:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,299
Posted By bruceh
I used the rattle can paint from Spruce in...

I used the rattle can paint from Spruce in Continental Gold to match my engine paint. It really doesn't match very closely color wise, but it looks nicer than bare aluminum and it has held up just...
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-14-2021, 11:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 818
Posted By bruceh
You can get a nice seal for the lower edge of the...

You can get a nice seal for the lower edge of the canopy from McMaster-Carr.
Forum: California 03-14-2021, 03:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 844
Posted By bruceh
I'm at Ramona, and can show you my RV-9A. There...

I'm at Ramona, and can show you my RV-9A. There are about a dozen RV's within a stones throw from my hangar. EAA 286 meets on the first Saturday of the month. Multiple RV builders are members.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-24-2021, 12:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,186
Posted By bruceh
Try other suppliers

If you search for the new Kavlico part number P255-150G-E4A you will find lots of supply at various component suppliers like Allied Electronics...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-16-2021, 02:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 670
Posted By bruceh
West Marine sells these cable covers that are...

West Marine sells these cable covers that are split (https://www.westmarine.com/buy/davis-instruments--snap-on-cable-covers--P002_065_007_002).
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-15-2021, 06:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,930
Posted By bruceh
Worked on the installation of a heated pitot. One...

Worked on the installation of a heated pitot. One step closer to IFR capability.
https://photos.smugmug.com/RV-9A-Project/Phase-2/i-wSz6rhb/0/08e70bfb/M/IMG_9428_HEIC-M.jpg
Just need to string the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-29-2021, 07:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,386
Posted By bruceh
+1 for the Fumoto. Less expensive, higher...

+1 for the Fumoto. Less expensive, higher quality. Drain outlet size is larger, so it drains quickly.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-29-2021, 07:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 692
Posted By bruceh
I usually just bring up "the list", and do the...

I usually just bring up "the list", and do the control-F search on the web page. BUT, this requires that you know what the part name/number is.
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-26-2021, 09:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,615
Posted By bruceh
To ground locally or not to? That is the question...

An old thread from 2009...

I was just reviewing the Dynon Heated Pitot Installation guide and ran across this information:

Heated_Unheated_AOA_Pitoti_Probe_Installation_Guide_Rev_D.pdf...
Forum: Tools 01-25-2021, 10:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 834
Posted By bruceh
I used the Avery dimple dies and a C-Frame. I hit...

I used the Avery dimple dies and a C-Frame. I hit that with a hard nylon hammer (also from Avery) twice for every dimple. Hold the dies down against the material and in the hole, then two quick hard...
Forum: RV-9/9A 01-20-2021, 04:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 849
Posted By bruceh
Drawing 9 has the information for the wing. 1/4"...

Drawing 9 has the information for the wing. 1/4" gap nominal between wing tip and aileron. 3/16" nominal gap between aileron and flap.
Forum: Painting your RV 01-20-2021, 03:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,812
Posted By bruceh
Hmm, how about painting the panel? Certainly...

Hmm, how about painting the panel? Certainly would reduce glare!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-18-2021, 09:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,703
Posted By bruceh
I actually got out and flew on a weekend! I flew...

I actually got out and flew on a weekend! I flew out to the local desert area where in many years past we would camp and ride our ATV's and motorcycles on a warm 3 day weekend. The pandemic had much...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-16-2021, 06:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 800
Posted By bruceh
Brush on the poly-gone and let it sit a while. It...

Brush on the poly-gone and let it sit a while. It will soften the pro-seal. Hit it with a stiff nylon brush, then wipe it down with a paper towel and acetone. Scraping with a plastic putty knife will...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-14-2021, 09:50 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,421
Posted By bruceh
It goes with this...

It goes with this bolt.
https://photos.smugmug.com/RV-9A-Project/Fuselage/Kit-Inventory-1/i-jqfG259/1/bbb77b37/M/IMG_8348-M.jpg
Forum: Safety 01-13-2021, 08:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,633
Posted By bruceh
There are plenty of finished tail kits out there...

There are plenty of finished tail kits out there that will never end up on a finished airplane. Put out the word that you want to buy a finished rudder and you are back in the air quick.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-13-2021, 06:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,991
Posted By bruceh
Having just sealed up a couple of leaky tanks, it...

Having just sealed up a couple of leaky tanks, it isn't terribly difficult to use the tank repair kits from Van's. I can't comment on the difficulty of removing the slosh, since these didn't have...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-13-2021, 06:33 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,219
Posted By bruceh
Lon, Just to follow up and summarize to others...

Lon,

Just to follow up and summarize to others what we looked at. The wiring harness is stock Van's. We took off all of the various connections at the wiring hub (Van's design/mfg, aka the control...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 01-07-2021, 09:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 13,019
Posted By bruceh
We have borrowed the courtesy van at Page...

We have borrowed the courtesy van at Page (Classic Aviation) several times to go into town for lunch/breakfast.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-06-2021, 07:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,522
Posted By bruceh
Get this tach cover/cap from ACS....

Get this tach cover/cap from ACS. (https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/inpages/tachcap.php?clickkey=7576893)
Forum: RV-9/9A 01-06-2021, 07:42 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,146
Posted By bruceh
My easy rule of thumb is to plan for 5 miles per...

My easy rule of thumb is to plan for 5 miles per 1000' of descent. I just trim to 500' per minute descent and pull back the RPM's from cruise (around 2470) to 2200 RPM. If I'm cruising at 147-150...
Forum: RV-9/9A 01-03-2021, 01:20 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,513
Posted By bruceh
There are differences in the Horizontal...

There are differences in the Horizontal Stabilizer and Elevators. The 9 has a rectangular shape, and the 7 has a swept leading edge. Fuselages are 99% the same, save for the forward attachment of the...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 01-02-2021, 09:55 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 8,613
Posted By bruceh
I had a similar issue. The tiny spring steel half...

I had a similar issue. The tiny spring steel half circle clip on the end of the spark plug wire that holds the electrode was...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 12-20-2020, 10:01 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,195
Posted By bruceh
https://photos.smugmug.com/Airplanes/Tank-Repair-f...

https://photos.smugmug.com/Airplanes/Tank-Repair-for-Scott/i-9m9J4jw/1/dd2aa71c/M/IMG_9178_HEIC-M.jpg

5" hole saw from Harbor Freight is the perfect size.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-16-2020, 07:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,184
Posted By bruceh
The sealant should be just fine. If you have some...

The sealant should be just fine. If you have some squeeze out during assembly and that is on the outside of the tank, it should still be somewhat flexible. It is pretty tenacious stuff. I just spent...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-15-2020, 12:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,519
Posted By bruceh
Ron, glad to help!

Ron, glad to help!
Forum: Alternative Engines 12-13-2020, 02:30 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 7,938
Posted By bruceh
I know a guy in the middle of building an RV-8...

I know a guy in the middle of building an RV-8 that is going to put an electric motor in it. He's waiting for some improvements in battery technology. Basically, he will be able to take off, go do...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 12-11-2020, 04:14 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,890
Posted By bruceh
We found this bit of SCAT tubing rubbing up...

We found this bit of SCAT tubing rubbing up against a heat shield on Josh's RV-9A during an inspection last...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-07-2020, 01:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 603
Posted By bruceh
The ADAHRS bracket from Van's is easy to retrofit...

The ADAHRS bracket from Van's is easy to retrofit on a completed fuselage. Just a couple of holes to drill and pop...
Forum: APRS Tracking 12-07-2020, 01:22 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 9,613
Posted By bruceh
I'm using mine on every flight. With Flightaware...

I'm using mine on every flight.
With Flightaware it breaks up the legs into separate flights. With APRS.fi, it shows all of the legs in the most recent day.
Forum: RV-9/9A 12-07-2020, 01:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,042
Posted By bruceh
My nose wheel tire needed replacing. Bought a...

My nose wheel tire needed replacing. Bought a replacement from Van's. It is VERY out of round. It can really start bouncing at certain taxi speeds.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-22-2020, 06:07 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,219
Posted By bruceh
Lon, got your PM. Let's talk! Sure sounds like a...

Lon, got your PM. Let's talk! Sure sounds like a communication problem with the ADAHRS and/or GPS.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-22-2020, 05:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 760
Posted By bruceh
You might better off posting this in the Dynon...

You might better off posting this in the Dynon Forums (https://forum.flydynon.com/).
Forum: Engine Monitors 11-20-2020, 03:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,407
Posted By bruceh
How old is the EMS unit from Dynon? The early...

How old is the EMS unit from Dynon? The early versions didn't have good electronic shielding and when you hit the Push to Talk, the EGTs would instantly spike up. I sent mine back and had it modified...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-19-2020, 10:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 966
Posted By bruceh
The two really long angle sections that are used...

The two really long angle sections that are used in the fuselage as longerons are put in the long box that is used to ship the spars for the wing kit.

There is also the center spar carry through...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-13-2020, 06:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,194
Posted By bruceh
Sent you a PM.

Sent you a PM.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-11-2020, 09:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 971
Posted By bruceh
I don't believe so. I have the Skyview, but the...

I don't believe so. I have the Skyview, but the flaps are controlled as you indicate by the Vertical Power VP-X box. With that you can select how you want the flap controls to work (intermittent or...
Forum: Fiberglass 11-09-2020, 03:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,268
Posted By bruceh
Don't get ahead of yourself here. The rudder...

Don't get ahead of yourself here. The rudder fairing can have some interference with the fuselage, so my recommendation is to wait before putting time into fitting this.
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-05-2020, 04:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,993
Posted By bruceh
Of the four kits, I think only the tail kit was...

Of the four kits, I think only the tail kit was complete. The others had either a missing or incorrect part or two. Van's is great about sending you what is missing. Just do it fairly soon after...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-03-2020, 09:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,450
Posted By bruceh
I bought the quick disconnect buttons from...

I bought the quick disconnect buttons from McMaster-Carr (https://www.mcmaster.com/spring-buttons/button-pins-for-telescoping-tubing/).
I bought a 5 pack of 92988A650...
Forum: RV-9/9A 10-31-2020, 11:13 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,572
Posted By bruceh
I mounted mine this way on the fuel pump dog...

I mounted mine this way on the fuel pump dog house.
https://photos.smugmug.com/RV-9A-Project/Phase-I/i-MCVdWWw/0/d49c2f54/M/IMG_5097-M.jpg

In hindsight, I should have put it somewhere else. My leg...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-31-2020, 11:10 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,335
Posted By bruceh
I've had the same sort of bang happen on flaps...

I've had the same sort of bang happen on flaps down. It is really intermittent and rare, so not something that always happens. I think mine might need some lube on the plastic blocks, although...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-30-2020, 11:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,935
Posted By bruceh
Glad to help! The AFS panel came with a whole...

Glad to help!
The AFS panel came with a whole set of wiring diagrams, and the installation manual online has detailed instructions for placements of the components for several types of...
Forum: Safety 10-28-2020, 08:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,954
Posted By bruceh
I've flown from San Diego to Boulder several...

I've flown from San Diego to Boulder several times while my kid was attending CU Boulder. We did a fuel stop at Page, AZ, then basically you follow the Colorado River. We crossed at Rollins Pass....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-26-2020, 07:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,209
Posted By bruceh
Right now, not much! It is the cruise ship...

Right now, not much! It is the cruise ship terminal.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-26-2020, 03:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,209
Posted By bruceh
I took my daughter out to Payson, AZ to camp...

I took my daughter out to Payson, AZ to camp overnight. The trip out was great and the weather was perfect there. Getting back to SoCal was a bit of an adventure due to the winds and rain around San...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-22-2020, 07:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,402
Posted By bruceh
The layer of primer should be really thin and not...

The layer of primer should be really thin and not impact the size of the match drilled hole. Are you spraying it on too thick?
Forum: RV-9/9A 10-22-2020, 12:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,264
Posted By bruceh
I'm 6'2" and 195 pounds. I have the rudder pedals...

I'm 6'2" and 195 pounds. I have the rudder pedals all the way forward and the seat back set all the way back. You can rest the seat back on the bulkhead, or use the seat back brace to sit more erect....
Forum: RV-9/9A 10-20-2020, 08:38 PM
Replies: 421
Views: 451,162
Posted By bruceh
Wow! The end of a very long road, but you got it...

Wow! The end of a very long road, but you got it done. Have a safe Phase 1!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-18-2020, 09:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,098
Posted By bruceh
I let 24 High School students from my wife's...

I let 24 High School students from my wife's Aerospace Engineering class (11th graders) crawl around and sit in my RV-9A. I'm always amazed at how curious they are about airplanes and airports. Our...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-14-2020, 11:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,950
Posted By bruceh
Unsubstantiated rumor was that HDX and the...

Unsubstantiated rumor was that HDX and the Classic software versions are going to diverge over some sort of new features. Also saw in Kitplanes that Dynon was going to add support for the remote...
Forum: RV-10 10-12-2020, 01:00 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,738
Posted By bruceh
I've got dual ADAHRS, so an OAT probe on both...

I've got dual ADAHRS, so an OAT probe on both sides of the fuselage under the HS.
https://photos.smugmug.com/RV-9A-Project/Phase-2/i-QGRBPdK/0/fdd55ad4/M/IMG_8747_heic-M.jpg
OAT is always reasonable...
Forum: Flight Testing 10-11-2020, 05:21 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,250
Posted By bruceh
It took me well over 4 months to finish Phase 1,...

It took me well over 4 months to finish Phase 1, due to some electronic/avionics issues (manufacturer caused). After those issues were resolved, I was able to basically get my last 20 hours done in...
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-08-2020, 05:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,311
Posted By bruceh
Anyone have a source for other colors like...

Anyone have a source for other colors like Orange/Brown/Purple for these toggle switch covers? I think I got mine (Black/White/Red/Green/Blue/Yellow) from Steinair, but would love to have some other...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-07-2020, 09:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,664
Posted By bruceh
I don't think it is a ground issue. The Kavlico...

I don't think it is a ground issue.

The Kavlico senders have a dedicated ground wire, along with a +5V reference voltage wire. The return wires are what gives the pressure indication.

Maybe...
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