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Forum: Fiberglass Yesterday, 09:58 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 888
Posted By bruceh
I have lots of photos of what I had to do with my...

I have lots of photos of what I had to do with my fairing here (https://www.overthehills.com/RV-9A-Project/Final-Assembly/Fitting-the-Tail/).

Heat helps, but in some areas just cut off the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-03-2022, 08:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 640
Posted By bruceh
It was great to meet you and Steve!

It was great to meet you and Steve!
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-02-2022, 12:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 426
Posted By bruceh
I think it is a 5/16-18 coarse thread bolt (uses...

I think it is a 5/16-18 coarse thread bolt (uses a 1/2 wrench).
204 inch-pounds is the spec from Lycoming.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-01-2022, 01:25 PM
Replies: 423
Views: 1,475,795
Posted By bruceh
Maybe the vent was clogged at some point? Suction...

Maybe the vent was clogged at some point? Suction could have collapsed the tank ribs.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-31-2022, 10:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 730
Posted By bruceh
I used 3/4" and it seems to be adequate. There's...

I used 3/4" and it seems to be adequate. There's no real need to be super tight on the wheel pant to tire gaps.

Also depends on your tire pressures. I usually run 40-45 psi.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-30-2022, 07:04 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,289
Posted By bruceh
Made it back to Ramona, CA today after overnight...

Made it back to Ramona, CA today after overnight stop in Rawlins, WY.
Thunderstorms were building as I made it across the Grand Canyon and the deserts of Arizona and California. Glad to have ADS-B...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-29-2022, 08:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,082
Posted By bruceh
I ordered some from Spruce before Oshkosh. They...

I ordered some from Spruce before Oshkosh. They claimed they were expecting them 7/28, but I haven’t seen any emails from them yet for me to pick them up.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-24-2022, 08:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 491
Posted By bruceh
This is exactly what I the did last time I fixed...

This is exactly what I the did last time I fixed a tank. Ordered them individually. 24 rivets per plate.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 07-24-2022, 08:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,657
Posted By bruceh
View my photos at:...

View my photos at: https://www.overthehills.com/Airplanes/Airventure-Oshkosh-2022

Not going to caption anything yet.
Forum: Midwest 07-24-2022, 01:20 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,943
Posted By bruceh
Arrived today and in homebuilt camping row 322.

Arrived today and in homebuilt camping row 322.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 07-22-2022, 12:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,880
Posted By bruceh
They both arrived with FW version #41 (already...

They both arrived with FW version #41 (already were updated several years prior). EIC confirmed the versions were the same.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 07-21-2022, 10:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,880
Posted By bruceh
It has been wired up that way and working fine...

It has been wired up that way and working fine for 1000 hours!
Master ON brings up the VP-X and the P-mags are set to Always ON.
Looking at the P-mags when powered on this way, they do their little...
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-21-2022, 12:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 267
Posted By bruceh
Is the rudder counterbalance hitting the VS skin?...

Is the rudder counterbalance hitting the VS skin? That may require some trimming of the skin.

The thread pitch on those rod end bearings is 1/32", so just a half turn will give you 1/64" more or...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 07-21-2022, 10:43 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,880
Posted By bruceh
The key switch can selectively ground/unground...

The key switch can selectively ground/unground (L/R/Both/Off) the P-mags and activate the starter. The VP-X provides power independently to each P-mag. I can turn ON/OFF the power to each of the...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 07-20-2022, 10:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,880
Posted By bruceh
I took off the cowling today to replace my...

I took off the cowling today to replace my failing EGT probe on Cylinder #4. The failing probe was my reason for flying up to Corona and Aircraft Spruce to pick up a new one.

I checked the timing...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 07-19-2022, 08:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,880
Posted By bruceh
No, it is the other P-mag, but it is in the same...

No, it is the other P-mag, but it is in the same location (left side). I put them back in the same positions after the first service, then swapped them so now the one that was sent back twice is in...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 07-19-2022, 06:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,880
Posted By bruceh
One of my P-Mags lost its timing

A bit of background:
My RV-9A has dual P-mags. Airplane is approaching 1000 hours of trouble free electronic ignition usage.
I did my condition inspection last month (June 2022) which involves...
Forum: Autopilots 07-18-2022, 06:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 406
Posted By bruceh
I've played around with the settings a bit and am...

I've played around with the settings a bit and am still not happy with them.
Dynon has a manual with the procedures for setting up the autopilot...
Forum: California 07-15-2022, 05:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 727
Posted By bruceh
Aircraft Spruce is real close to Corona Airport,...

Aircraft Spruce is real close to Corona Airport, which has a number of RV's. Corona Airport Cafe is also a very good place to eat (breakfast/lunch hours).
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-14-2022, 10:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,225
Posted By bruceh
I'll be departing from Ramona most likely...

I'll be departing from Ramona most likely Saturday morning and will aim for Iowa for the night. Depending on the weather, of course. Good fuel stops (usually the cheapest prices) are St. Johns, AZ...
Forum: My RV Build Project 07-12-2022, 06:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,232
Posted By bruceh
It's Gorilla tape and is impossible to lift off...

It's Gorilla tape and is impossible to lift off of the blue vinyl protection. Just remove the blue stuff as needed.
Forum: California 07-12-2022, 09:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 698
Posted By bruceh
Lots of GA at SNA, so nothing to worry about. The...

Lots of GA at SNA, so nothing to worry about. The longer of the parallel runways is pretty much commercial jet traffic, so when you get near the airport the tower will want you to angle your final...
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-11-2022, 11:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,209
Posted By bruceh
I used the plastic headed hammer I got from...

I used the plastic headed hammer I got from Avery. Hold down the dimple dies, and give it two easy whacks. You don't need a lot of force. The aluminum is very malleable, so over hitting it will...
Forum: RV-15 07-11-2022, 10:45 PM
Replies: 457
Views: 90,827
Posted By bruceh
Yes! We need a paint scheme for Oshkosh. The...

Yes! We need a paint scheme for Oshkosh. The question is, whether or not this test mule will be at Airventure, or will the N415XV model show up?
Forum: RV-14 07-11-2022, 07:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,365
Posted By bruceh
Any reason why? Is it to keep them open to back...

Any reason why? Is it to keep them open to back drill into the fairing?
Let's say they got installed prematurely. Isn't it still possible to back drill into the fairing with a smaller diameter drill...
Forum: RV-9/9A 07-08-2022, 07:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,664
Posted By bruceh
The gusset is only on the left elevator that has...

The gusset is only on the left elevator that has the trim tab. Not sure why Van's says there are two in the inventory. Maybe the material is used to fabricate something else later on?
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-08-2022, 07:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,913
Posted By bruceh
I replaced mine with a Flow-Ezy 3000 series...

I replaced mine with a Flow-Ezy 3000 series 3-AN6-74. It can be found in the Flow-Ezy Motorsports Catalog (https://www.flowezyfilters.com/pdfs/MotorSport.pdf). They don't want to hear that it is for...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-08-2022, 07:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 399
Posted By bruceh
You got the lightweight version! Build on.

You got the lightweight version! Build on.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-08-2022, 05:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 634
Posted By bruceh
link is fixed -- had an extra http in there...

link is fixed -- had an extra http in there...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-07-2022, 10:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 634
Posted By bruceh
Here's my writeup...

Here's my writeup (https://flyingoverthehills.wordpress.com/2020/12/21/fuel-tank-repair-job/), well at least one of them...

You need a 5" hole.

I will also concur on the need to possibly remove and...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-06-2022, 07:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,127
Posted By bruceh
I don't believe it is standard, so use whatever...

I don't believe it is standard, so use whatever you want, or don't use anything.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-02-2022, 02:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 610
Posted By bruceh
McMaster-Carr sells this material in just about...

McMaster-Carr sells this material in just about every diameter imaginable.

Search for Multipurpose O1 Tool Steel Tight-Tolerance Rod.
Forum: RV-14 06-26-2022, 09:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 826
Posted By bruceh
Did you round off the fingers on the flanges of...

Did you round off the fingers on the flanges of the forward end ribs?
This will greatly help to get the skin to conform around the leading edges.

See page 10-06, Figure 1.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-26-2022, 08:59 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,588
Posted By bruceh
I had one of the clips on the sparkplug wire...

I had one of the clips on the sparkplug wire crack and it would do the same thing you describe (I have dual P-mags). If the sparkplug boot feels like it doesn't completely snap on tight to the end of...
Forum: Northwest 06-23-2022, 07:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,455
Posted By bruceh
I flew into Garden Valley for the Eclipse in...

I flew into Garden Valley for the Eclipse in August of 2017. Did a day of whitewater rafting which was great. The camping there was really nice. Saw the total solar eclipse (epic!) and took off back...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-23-2022, 07:36 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 13,426
Posted By bruceh
N5771H Read it backwards and upside down ->...

N5771H
Read it backwards and upside down -> HILLS
Website is Over The Hills dot com.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-23-2022, 03:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,666
Posted By bruceh
I just put it in the center!

I just put it in the center!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-23-2022, 09:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,666
Posted By bruceh
I cut the 6" length down until it was perfect,...

I cut the 6" length down until it was perfect, then used 3M VHB tape to stick the wedge to the underside of the aileron for my heavy wing issue.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-22-2022, 08:05 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,230
Posted By bruceh
Page 9-18, Paragraph 9-30 (a).

Page 9-18, Paragraph 9-30 (a).
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-21-2022, 10:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,363
Posted By bruceh
Ditto! I always wanted to build an airplane but...

Ditto! I always wanted to build an airplane but thought of it as an impossible task. Along comes the internet and after researching every build log I could find (and reading VAF daily) I came to the...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-21-2022, 10:09 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,230
Posted By bruceh
FAA guidance in AC43.13-1B says if the tube is...

FAA guidance in AC43.13-1B says if the tube is flattened more than 75% of the original diameter, it is not usable.

The kink in that line looks terrible.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-21-2022, 09:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 927
Posted By bruceh
You'll need a new sender. Thankfully, they aren't...

You'll need a new sender. Thankfully, they aren't expensive.

Inside is a wire that is soldered on to the screw base, and once the base loosens, then you will just spin the wire until it twists too...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-21-2022, 07:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,029
Posted By bruceh
We had an old motorhome that had a cracked water...

We had an old motorhome that had a cracked water tank that was HDPE. The official solution was to "weld" the plastic with some sort of heat gun device that laid down new plastic. There was no way to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-15-2022, 08:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 563
Posted By bruceh
I just built a trim tab and elevator for an...

I just built a trim tab and elevator for an RV-14A. It is good to have a wide variety of squeezer sets. I found that I needed to add a thin washer under the set to clear the hinge eyes. The next size...
Forum: Fiberglass 06-15-2022, 10:38 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,236
Posted By bruceh
I wasn't implying that you need any significant...

I wasn't implying that you need any significant pressure with the scraper to see if there was excess resin on the fiberglass. Yes, be gentle and don't tug on the fibers to bunch them up.

Also, I...
Forum: RV-14 06-15-2022, 10:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,962
Posted By bruceh
I've had timing divergence warnings with the EIC....

I've had timing divergence warnings with the EIC. The engine runs just fine and without the EIC you would never know there was any divergence.
Most often when doing touch and goes where you go from...
Forum: Fiberglass 06-14-2022, 02:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,236
Posted By bruceh
One technique learned in A&P school is to get...

One technique learned in A&P school is to get some of the small plastic scrapers they use for basic spreading of Bondo on auto bodywork. Cut it to the size you need and use it to press and scrape on...
Forum: RV-14 06-14-2022, 09:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,962
Posted By bruceh
I just pulled my P-mags at 981 hours and sent...

I just pulled my P-mags at 981 hours and sent them in for new bearings. Both of them had play in the bearings. Right side was much more than the left side.

Short video of it...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-14-2022, 09:44 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,723
Posted By bruceh
Shiny'ed up the bottom side of the wings. Annual...

Shiny'ed up the bottom side of the wings. Annual inspection in progress.

https://photos.smugmug.com/RV-9A-Project/Phase-2/i-znzD4jn/0/832f7f0b/M/IMG_2456-M.jpg
Forum: RV-9/9A 06-13-2022, 09:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 926
Posted By bruceh
Check out my build log (link in my signature). I...

Check out my build log (link in my signature). I tried to document most every discrepancy I came across. After a while, you won't worry about every little thing. The plans get pretty light on...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 06-12-2022, 05:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,535
Posted By bruceh
For me, I replace all 8 NGK BR8ES plugs every...

For me, I replace all 8 NGK BR8ES plugs every year. It cost just $27 this year for 8 new plugs. They do look fine, especially the upper plugs. The lower plugs get some big lead deposits, but you can...
Forum: RV-9/9A 06-11-2022, 11:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 624
Posted By bruceh
Here's a picture from my build...

Here's a picture from my build log:

https://photos.smugmug.com/RV-9A-Project/Empennage/Elevators-1/i-t4sLkCk/0/8218df31/M/IMG_7230-M.jpg

Don't be afraid to really peel apart the skin top from the...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 06-09-2022, 07:42 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 8,471
Posted By bruceh
I called Emagair today and left voicemail but did...

I called Emagair today and left voicemail but did not get a call back. I've downloaded the repair request form and will be sending both of them in for the flat fee checkup.

I don't know if the...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 06-08-2022, 10:04 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 8,471
Posted By bruceh
Doing my annual condition inspection at 981...

Doing my annual condition inspection at 981 hours. I have pulled off both P-mags and on my right one, there is more play in the bearings than I think might be acceptable. The left one has just a real...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-03-2022, 08:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,389
Posted By bruceh
Yep, I've always done the "ripple" test on the...

Yep, I've always done the "ripple" test on the rotors.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-03-2022, 08:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,389
Posted By bruceh
Condition inspection at 1000 hours

I'm coming up due for an annual condition inspection this month and am just shy of 1000 hours and 8 years of flying my RV-9A.

Other than the usual oil change and new auto spark plug for the P-mags,...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 06-03-2022, 07:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 738
Posted By bruceh
You mean like...

You mean like this?
https://photos.smugmug.com/Airplanes/Panel-Update-for-Josh/i-Sp5jPGs/0/7f774af7/M/IMG_8732_heic-M.jpg
RV-9A (not mine), top of VS (got hit by a hangar door somehow).

Thankfully,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-02-2022, 06:49 PM
Replies: 244
Views: 193,677
Posted By bruceh
Come out to Borrego Springs, CA. They have a...

Come out to Borrego Springs, CA. They have a whole menagerie of prehistoric and mythical beasts (https://www.travelyesplease.com/travel-blog-borrego-springs-sculptures/) throughout the city.
Forum: Visual Flight Rules 06-01-2022, 04:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,142
Posted By bruceh
The Coastal Route keeps you up inside the Bravo....

The Coastal Route keeps you up inside the Bravo. ATC is expecting you to stay on the route from entrance to exit. If you want to get into HHR from the North, then the VFR special flight rules...
Forum: Visual Flight Rules 05-31-2022, 11:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,142
Posted By bruceh
Just get VFR flight following as you approach LAX...

Just get VFR flight following as you approach LAX airspace. ATC will ask you how you want to transition the Bravo. If you say the Special Flight Rules corridor, they will tell you when to squawk 1201...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-31-2022, 10:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,577
Posted By bruceh
I noticed with the earlier Skyview version that...

I noticed with the earlier Skyview version that my autopilot was hunting around +/- 100 feet on the altitude, which I had never seen prior.
I downloaded the Skyview autopilot in flight calibration...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-31-2022, 10:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 498
Posted By bruceh
I had 6 of the older Dynon probes and had many of...

I had 6 of the older Dynon probes and had many of them fail. I've got a 4 cylinder, so I ended up using my 2 spares as replacements. Still had a couple of those fail, so I bought some of the newer...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-30-2022, 01:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,577
Posted By bruceh
I updated my 10" Classic and Touch screens...

I updated my 10" Classic and Touch screens earlier in the week. Flew yesterday and no issues noted.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-27-2022, 05:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,833
Posted By bruceh
Also note that if you move the hole inboard, it...

Also note that if you move the hole inboard, it is infinitely harder to get a cotter pin in there since the wheel flange prevents a straight shot.

My A&P instructor shared a tip on getting the...
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