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Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 12-02-2021, 09:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 932
Posted By ge9a
OK, I figured out where I went sideways. I...

OK, I figured out where I went sideways. I ordered an MS21045-5 nut. I need the MS21042-5 nut. Ugh.

I'll order the correct one and should be on my way. Nothing like getting wrapped around the...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 12-01-2021, 11:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 932
Posted By ge9a
Thanks, I'll see tomorrow!

Thanks, I'll see tomorrow!
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 12-01-2021, 09:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 932
Posted By ge9a
I have an all-metal nut in that size. It didn't...

I have an all-metal nut in that size. It didn't appear to offer any more clearance to get a wrench or socket on. But I'll certainly look at it more closely.

Thank you for weighing in.
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 12-01-2021, 07:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 932
Posted By ge9a
OK, so is this a stupid question? I purchased...

OK, so is this a stupid question? I purchased the modified mixture arm for my fuel servo and I think it will work great (the arm won't rub on or hit the cowl, with clearance remaining for the engine...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 11-14-2021, 10:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 932
Posted By ge9a
Thanks, Michael and David. I appreciate the...

Thanks, Michael and David. I appreciate the help. My cowl is complete or very nearly so, so I think I'll try the 'non-offset' arm. That's only about 1/4 of an RV unit.

Love this forum.
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 11-12-2021, 09:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 932
Posted By ge9a
Michael: I'm running into the same issue with my...

Michael:

I'm running into the same issue with my mixture arm on the servo. Have you determined what your 'fix' will be? Cut/weld or straight arm from Precision?

Just curious.

Thanks!

Greg
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-22-2021, 09:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,149
Posted By ge9a
Here's an update on my post earlier this week on...

Here's an update on my post earlier this week on this subject.

First, the bushings at the attach points for the Hooker harnesses are really easy to press out (hammer and appropriate punch and they...
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-20-2021, 06:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,149
Posted By ge9a
So I have a couple of questions (OK, three) for...

So I have a couple of questions (OK, three) for clarity regarding installing 5-point Hooker harnesses.

First, I already have the crotch strap mod from Van's installed per their drawing and...
Forum: RV-9/9A 10-03-2021, 09:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 613
Posted By ge9a
Yes, it is. Thank you, Tom.

Yes, it is. Thank you, Tom.
Forum: RV-9/9A 10-03-2021, 05:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 613
Posted By ge9a
Wing root safety wire

Just for reference, does anyone have a pic of their wing root safety wire (the AN4H-6A bolt at F-996A & T-905-L on Dwg 38)? I've searched and searched and can't seem to find one.

Thanks!
Forum: RV-9/9A 08-30-2021, 11:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 660
Posted By ge9a
Rudder stop rivet suggestions

I am riveting the rudder stops in place (fabricated ones, per the drawings), and I'm finding it hard to install the top, aft rivet on both sides now that the plane is assembled. The drawing calls...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-22-2020, 12:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,133
Posted By ge9a
Hey, Sam, thank you for the quick reply. I'll...

Hey, Sam, thank you for the quick reply. I'll take your advice and run with it. No water at the hangar. So lots of towels ............!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-21-2020, 11:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,133
Posted By ge9a
Can anyone tell me if "aircraft" simple green is...

Can anyone tell me if "aircraft" simple green is really any different that regular, grocery store simple green? Need to clean the plane, it has been sitting and is VERY dusty!

Thanks!
Forum: RV-9/9A 06-20-2013, 02:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,867
Posted By ge9a
Good stuff. Thanks, Bret. I appreciate the...

Good stuff. Thanks, Bret. I appreciate the reply.
Forum: RV-9/9A 06-20-2013, 12:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,867
Posted By ge9a
Thanks, Joe. I was toying with that idea...

Thanks, Joe. I was toying with that idea ........... thanks for confirming it. I would only need to remove about 1/16" or so off the corner or each one.
Forum: RV-9/9A 06-20-2013, 10:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,867
Posted By ge9a
Bump .......... I can't believe nobody has...

Bump .......... I can't believe nobody has responded. That is so unlike VAF!

Anybody have any comments regarding my elevator stop issue?

Thanks,
Forum: RV-9/9A 06-18-2013, 06:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,867
Posted By ge9a
My elevator "up" deflection is 27.5 deg when it...

My elevator "up" deflection is 27.5 deg when it hits the up stop. So I think all is good there. But my elevator horn(s) also touches the F-712 bulkhead at the exact same time it touches the up...
Forum: RV-9/9A 06-09-2013, 05:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,589
Posted By ge9a
RV-9A rudder deflection

Can someone please point me to where Van's says what the rudder deflection is supposed to be? I know I've seen it, but now that I need it, I can't find it! Always in the last place you look, but I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-07-2013, 09:23 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 198,061
Posted By ge9a
What Paul said.... I hope to become as...

What Paul said.... I hope to become as comfortable in my plane as I know others are in theirs, with all the scratches and wear to prove it.

Interesting thread. Nice to know for those of us...
Forum: RV-9/9A 10-15-2012, 12:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,317
Posted By ge9a
Perfect. That makes sense. I'll proceed as the...

Perfect. That makes sense. I'll proceed as the plans call out. I just wanted to check to be sure.

Thanks for the responses.
Forum: RV-9/9A 10-14-2012, 08:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,317
Posted By ge9a
Wingtip rib question

This may be a stupid question, but I need to ask it anyway. On Dwg 15, showing the top view of the left wing, it calls out the two ribs that get attached to the wingtip. One is called out as...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-11-2012, 10:45 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 19,679
Posted By ge9a
Greg, I was shocked to read your post this...

Greg, I was shocked to read your post this morning! But I'm very glad to hear that you and Will are OK.

It sounds like you did a fantastic job of handling the situation. I hope I do as well if I...
Forum: Fiberglass 03-29-2012, 06:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 7,497
Posted By ge9a
This is very timely ............

it is exactly where I am in the process. Thanks for the tips.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-23-2012, 08:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,370
Posted By ge9a
Well, it appears the differing dimensions, left...

Well, it appears the differing dimensions, left and right, behind the trailing edge of the prop, is normal. I wanted to be sure before proceeding. Now I'm building on.

Thanks for the help and the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-22-2012, 10:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,370
Posted By ge9a
Yes, Dan, that is exactly what I'm talking about....

Yes, Dan, that is exactly what I'm talking about. Thanks for the clarification. So what I'm hearing is that a different dimension between "A" and "B" on either side of the cowl is pretty standard? ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-21-2012, 11:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,370
Posted By ge9a
-9A cowl fitting

I have a quick cowl-fitting question and I'm looking for input. Right now, the top of my cowl is on straight and looks pretty good relative to the fuse (the rear of the top cowl fits the fuse...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-25-2012, 11:43 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,166
Posted By ge9a
FWIW, I just received a quote to renew my...

FWIW, I just received a quote to renew my builder's insurance (hope to be flying by year's end). Chartis went up 12% over last year. Starr Aviation went down 1% over Chartis' rate from last year. ...
Forum: RV-3 01-13-2012, 10:56 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,518
Posted By ge9a
Dan: Congratulations on completing your third...

Dan:

Congratulations on completing your third plane! As with your other two, your newest one looks great.

You'll have to come by and have a look at my plane soon. I'm getting close and I think...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-12-2012, 12:28 PM
Replies: 497
Views: 266,959
Posted By ge9a
Wow, what an impressive group!

And a great thread.

As stated in an earlier post, this thread makes my life seem pretty boring. I run a small service group that works on boilers, burners, pumps and ancilliary equipment in...
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-07-2010, 12:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,827
Posted By ge9a
Any more follow-up?

I'm wondering if running senor wires for my AFS (oil press, oil temp, fuel flow, CHT, EGT, etc.) with my left mag P-lead and other misc. 14v power wiring FWF will cause issues. Right ign is LS and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-05-2010, 12:24 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,631
Posted By ge9a
I'm very disappointed you didn't care for my...

I'm very disappointed you didn't care for my suggestion!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-03-2010, 03:25 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,631
Posted By ge9a
How about "Head Gash"? Or Gash for...

How about "Head Gash"? Or Gash for short.
Forum: Propellers 07-10-2010, 10:32 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 8,738
Posted By ge9a
OK, I may have cried before I was really hurt. ...

OK, I may have cried before I was really hurt. When I put about 45 psi pressure on it, the prop does fully defect (I can hear it softly hit the stops when the pressure is applied). When I relieve...
Forum: Propellers 07-10-2010, 07:55 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 8,738
Posted By ge9a
Brief update: When I apply about 30 psi air...

Brief update: When I apply about 30 psi air pressure and air comes out the oil dipstick tube, the prop blades move about a 1/2 deg. or so, then return when the air pressure is stopped.
Forum: Propellers 07-10-2010, 07:43 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 8,738
Posted By ge9a
same prop/gov/missing plug issue??

I have a nearly identical set-up as Mark (who is a good friend of mine) - same plane, same engine, same engine builder (but not an ECI version - mine has roller tappets), exactly the same prop, and I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-03-2010, 03:22 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 18,230
Posted By ge9a
Fuel flow sensor

JonJay, I would really appreciate some pics of your fuel flow tranducer if it isn't too much trouble.

Thanks!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-05-2010, 11:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,069
Posted By ge9a
Bruce's instrument flying comment made me laugh...

Bruce's instrument flying comment made me laugh out loud. And he's probably right.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-30-2009, 01:17 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,612
Posted By ge9a
quick update

I just got off the phone with Kevin at Ameritech. They are going to send their driver by sometime this week to pick up my prop, take care of the leading edges, then get it back to me. He was...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-29-2009, 05:47 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,612
Posted By ge9a
leading edges

I took my WW prop out of the box today to have a look based on what others have reported. It appears my leading edges are 'less than perfect', as others have found.

I will send an email to Kevin...
Forum: RV-9/9A 10-17-2009, 01:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,464
Posted By ge9a
Slider fit question

I have the windscreen cut and sitting on the plane, and the slider plexi is clecoed to the frame and sitting on the plane. The fit for both seems to be pretty good - not perfect, but very acceptable...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-25-2009, 05:03 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 23,491
Posted By ge9a
'07 Suzuki Bandit for me. So why is it that a...

'07 Suzuki Bandit for me.

So why is it that a lot of airplane people also ride bikes? Huh, I wonder.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-31-2009, 10:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,753
Posted By ge9a
I started drilling the plexi over the weekend,...

I started drilling the plexi over the weekend, but I haven't finished yet. So far so good, but I'm not really to the "critical" part yet, where I have limited edge distance. Hopefully I'll finish...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-27-2009, 08:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,753
Posted By ge9a
Chris: Thanks for the info. I'm planning to...

Chris:

Thanks for the info. I'm planning to drill the plexi this weekend. I'll post my results here.

Greg
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-26-2009, 11:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,753
Posted By ge9a
Thanks for the replies. I think I will be OK...

Thanks for the replies.

I think I will be OK with cutting the front of the plexi flush with the forward bow. But when I do that, I only have about 15/32" edge distance between the rear of the plexi...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-22-2009, 09:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,753
Posted By ge9a
It appears that noboby responded to this post. I...

It appears that noboby responded to this post. I seem to have the same problem, or very nearly so, and would certainly appreciate some advice.

I have the 1/2" edge distance on the rear bow, but I...
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-28-2009, 07:47 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,945
Posted By ge9a
I'd love to have a copy of the pps presentation. ...

I'd love to have a copy of the pps presentation. It would be VERY timely!

ge9a@comcast.net

Thanks.
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-29-2008, 06:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,290
Posted By ge9a
The gold box is the control module for my Trio...

The gold box is the control module for my Trio Avionics alt hold A/P - before they incorporated the alt hold and wing leveler into one head. I think I will still like having those to pieces of the...
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-28-2008, 11:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,290
Posted By ge9a
Here's my idea on how to mount a VP-200 control...

Here's my idea on how to mount a VP-200 control box in a slider. I haven't posted any pics in a while, so I hope this works.

http://img362.imageshack.us/img362/5063/dsc04284wy8.jpg...
Forum: RV-9/9A 11-02-2008, 09:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,336
Posted By ge9a
Panel question

How many of you have modified F-7107 (L&R) and/or F-7108 to get your avionics to fit? To get things just right (radio stack and EFIS where I want), without modifying anything, I would need to get an...
Forum: RV-4 10-23-2008, 03:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,195
Posted By ge9a
Avery Tools has...

Avery Tools has them.

http://www.averytools.com/p-710-rudder-cable-fairing-sets-for-rvs.aspx
Forum: RV-9/9A 10-08-2008, 09:41 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 934
Posted By ge9a
ExperimentalAir GPS Panel Dock

Has anyone used ExperimentalAir's GPS panel dock? It seems a little expensive, but it might save me some valuable panel space over an Airgizmo. It's not all THAT much more money than an Airgizmo,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-05-2008, 12:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,533
Posted By ge9a
I have had pretty good success with this S/W...

I have had pretty good success with this S/W product. But I only picked it because it was what Van's used on the QB kits, so I wanted to match it (although it is a slightly different color).

I use...
Forum: RV-9/9A 10-04-2008, 12:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,331
Posted By ge9a
Panel blank 1" longer than standard?

I found a website somewhere that offered slider panel blanks (non-modular) for -9's that were 1" longer than standard. I have looked and looked but cannot find it again (I'm sure there is more than...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-27-2008, 11:31 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,123
Posted By ge9a
Oh, and I should probably mention that I'm a...

Oh, and I should probably mention that I'm a fairly low time pilot - only about 130 hrs PIC. And I was much lower when I started building, which was definately a motivating factor to stay current.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-27-2008, 11:26 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,123
Posted By ge9a
I decided that I would diligently stay current...

I decided that I would diligently stay current during the building process. For me, there isn't a single time in the airplane that I don't learn something, whether about me and my skills, or about...
Forum: RV-9/9A 09-25-2008, 01:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,330
Posted By ge9a
Perfect! Thanks for all the help great help and...

Perfect! Thanks for all the help great help and pointers. I'm looking forward to more frame bending tonight! From the sound of it, I'm on the right track.
Forum: RV-9/9A 09-25-2008, 09:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,330
Posted By ge9a
Thanks for all the comments - they are all very,...

Thanks for all the comments - they are all very, very helpful.

Here is my plan, which I think is almost complete, and my thoughts. Get the side rails 1/16" inboard of the fuse just to make sure...
Forum: RV-9/9A 09-24-2008, 09:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,330
Posted By ge9a
Steve: Are you saying that having the side rails...

Steve:

Are you saying that having the side rails inset 'more' than 1/16" is OK, because you can shim if necessary? Just want to be clear on that.

And thanks, Vern, for the info. That certainly...
Forum: RV-9/9A 09-24-2008, 09:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,330
Posted By ge9a
RV-9A slider frame question

I need to make sure I'm looking at this correctly. The plans call for the canopy side rails to be 1/16" inside the fuse profile. The plans also call for the rear bow to be inset about 1/16"...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-12-2008, 08:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,513
Posted By ge9a
I'm very glad the pilot walked away from this...

I'm very glad the pilot walked away from this accident. From the looks of the pics, it could have been bad news. Obviously a cool head prevailed. Anyone know who it is?
Forum: RV-9/9A 08-12-2008, 11:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,250
Posted By ge9a
Jerry: That's not a bad idea! I work about 4...

Jerry:

That's not a bad idea! I work about 4 miles from Van's, so it would be easy. But I've already drilled the hole for C-661 (rear slider block). So I doubt they'd take it back with that hole...
Forum: RV-9/9A 08-11-2008, 04:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,250
Posted By ge9a
Quick slider frame question

When I set my canopy frame on the fuse with the tracks centered where I think they should go (or at least close), the center of the canopy frame doesn't line up with the center of the roll bar - it's...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-18-2008, 12:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,969
Posted By ge9a
Yes, you do like your electronics, don't you!

Yes, you do like your electronics, don't you!
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 04-29-2008, 11:42 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,317
Posted By ge9a
Frank - you may just be the new coolest guy I...

Frank - you may just be the new coolest guy I know! Very nice video. I'd love to hear your instructions/conversations with Allison while you're instructing her on maneuvers. That would be very...
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