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Forum: Safety 01-16-2022, 08:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 902
Posted By rockwoodrv9
That is pretty much the route I took from Boise...

That is pretty much the route I took from Boise area over the Rockys. Not as pretty as going over the Tetons, but there was always somewhere I thought we could glide to for at least a chance of a...
Forum: RV-10 01-16-2022, 08:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 743
Posted By rockwoodrv9
Craftsman at Lowes

I knew almost nothing about torque wrenches. I had never used one until I built my plane. Previously I just tightened nuts on bolts as tight as I could. It never occurred to me a bolt could stretch....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-11-2022, 08:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 674
Posted By rockwoodrv9
It is a beautiful and amazing drive either hwy...

It is a beautiful and amazing drive either hwy 80, 50, or the southern route to CA. Worth the cost in my book. Best of luck.
Forum: Painting your RV 01-11-2022, 08:35 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,604
Posted By rockwoodrv9
Im not that into the retro paint styles but that...

Im not that into the retro paint styles but that V Tail Bonanza is really sharp. I would love to fly into airports in that plane!

Lucky for us, we can paint them how we want to and the factory...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-11-2022, 08:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,766
Posted By rockwoodrv9
Erik, I have been following your build....

Erik,
I have been following your build. Congratulations on getting finished and flying! What an amazing thing to accomplish. My first flight was amazing and my first solo is tattooed on my brain!...
Forum: Safety 01-10-2022, 12:46 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,050
Posted By rockwoodrv9
Im not saying it wouldnt be better. I am saying...

Im not saying it wouldnt be better. I am saying the benefit is not worth the cost or effort to me. It is not easy to seal off the exhaust area and slot cut for the nose wheel. I cant imagine what...
Forum: Safety 01-10-2022, 09:43 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,050
Posted By rockwoodrv9
Unless you had well insulated ducting the heat...

Unless you had well insulated ducting the heat loss would be greater in the return air line to the heater. By the time the air moves through the engine and out the bottom most of the heat has been...
Forum: Safety 01-10-2022, 07:37 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,050
Posted By rockwoodrv9
Warming heaters

I have been using 2 heaters to warm my plane up. I keep the front electric heater that is ducted into the plenum inlets on to come on at 40 degrees so it runs most of the time. The propane torpedo...
Forum: RV-9/9A 01-09-2022, 12:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 559
Posted By rockwoodrv9
When you order your lines from Tom, see if he has...

When you order your lines from Tom, see if he has a 45 degree pass through fitting so you can point the line in a direction you wont have to modify your gear fairings. If you want more info, PM me...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 01-08-2022, 12:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,040
Posted By rockwoodrv9
I miss Tahoe. I grew up just on the other side...

I miss Tahoe. I grew up just on the other side down hwy 50. We had a cabin at Zepher Cove we spent the summers at. Beautiful place to go, ski, swim, hike, or just sit on the beach. I remember our ski...
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 01-08-2022, 12:15 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,333
Posted By rockwoodrv9
I dont think there is a prettier plane than the...

I dont think there is a prettier plane than the Velocity. I saw one at OSH a few years ago and my jaw dropped.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-07-2022, 08:11 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 10,987
Posted By rockwoodrv9
Ha! Bill, you make too good of a plenum!

Ha! Bill, you make too good of a plenum!
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-07-2022, 07:20 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 10,987
Posted By rockwoodrv9
Wow. I understood that exactly backwards. It is...

Wow. I understood that exactly backwards. It is going to be crappy, cold, windy here for the weekend so I will try some sort of insulated plate over the oil cooler intake and see how that works along...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-07-2022, 06:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 957
Posted By rockwoodrv9
I cant say enough good things about Pat and the...

I cant say enough good things about Pat and the flap motor I bought from him. He went out of his way to help me when I was having trouble setting it up on my g3x. It works great too. I have my old...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-07-2022, 05:59 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 10,987
Posted By rockwoodrv9
Tom, I wrote a response and then realized I dont...

Tom, I wrote a response and then realized I dont have a scat tube to the oil cooler. It is mounted on the back of the baffle in the regular position. I have a plenum and maybe it works too good....
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-07-2022, 05:53 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 10,987
Posted By rockwoodrv9
Are you saying a lien mixture is colder than a...

Are you saying a lien mixture is colder than a rich mixture? I had an issue with lug fouling from too rich on the ground so maybe I am being too aggressive liening.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-07-2022, 05:41 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 10,987
Posted By rockwoodrv9
Still cold oil with cooler tapes off

I have both sides of my oil cooler taped with AL tape. Today I worked the plane hard with full climbs from 1500' to 500' and flew for 1.3 hours. My highest oli temp was 141 degrees. My cylinder temps...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-07-2022, 11:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 674
Posted By rockwoodrv9
For that price, fly to Salt Lake City, buy a ski...

For that price, fly to Salt Lake City, buy a ski bag and pack the prop into the bag and fly home with it as luggage. You get a trip, maybe a couple runs on the slopes and your prop si with you the...
Forum: RV-9/9A 01-06-2022, 08:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 844
Posted By rockwoodrv9
Maybe at 140 or so landings Iím getting about...

Maybe at 140 or so landings Iím getting about what I should. I can rotate them to even out the tread wear.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-06-2022, 09:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 822
Posted By rockwoodrv9
RV 8 on...

RV 8 on skis

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5FHfQGJBdU4
Forum: RV-9/9A 01-05-2022, 08:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 844
Posted By rockwoodrv9
I have about 80 hours on my 9A and the right...

I have about 80 hours on my 9A and the right outside of the tire is showing wear. They are the stock tires. I probably have about 150 landings in those hours. The lest tire is not nearly as worn. Any...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-05-2022, 08:10 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,686
Posted By rockwoodrv9
Im finishing up my training in the 9A I built. I...

Im finishing up my training in the 9A I built. I find I am able to make much better landings in it than the 172 I was flying. I think it is that the visibility is so much better. I was worried about...
Forum: Reviews 01-03-2022, 10:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 856
Posted By rockwoodrv9
I had cataract surgery and new lenses slipped in...

I had cataract surgery and new lenses slipped in to replace them. Im not totally satisfied and I still need readers for tiny stuff but now I can read the panel without reader sunglasses. Im not sure...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-03-2022, 09:58 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,886
Posted By rockwoodrv9
What are the thoughts on Phillips Victory 20-50?...

What are the thoughts on Phillips Victory 20-50? I have been using that but I only have 80 hours on the engine so not much experience since the first couple changes were mineral oil!

I am in...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 01-03-2022, 09:33 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 432
Posted By rockwoodrv9
I flew out of KTEW this morning and the runway...

I flew out of KTEW this morning and the runway was pretty clear but the taxi way still had some ice on it. I learned one thing today - make sure you are on clear pavement when you do your run up. It...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-01-2022, 10:30 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,728
Posted By rockwoodrv9
After reading these posts I realize I am a wuss...

After reading these posts I realize I am a wuss when it comes to bumps. I really dont enjoy flying if I am getting bounced around. Im still working on my license so maybe I just need some more...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 12-29-2021, 10:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 796
Posted By rockwoodrv9
Looks like fun Mike! I need to get up there and...

Looks like fun Mike! I need to get up there and see all this stuff in person!! Talk later.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-26-2021, 10:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,054
Posted By rockwoodrv9
I donít know anything about the sale but I had a...

I donít know anything about the sale but I had a great experience picking my cowl up from the James shop in Oregon. It fit well and was finished better than what I expected. I didnít get their plenum...
Forum: Tools 12-25-2021, 09:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,166
Posted By rockwoodrv9
I have the ridged sitting on a shelf if you want...

I have the ridged sitting on a shelf if you want to borrow it.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 12-23-2021, 11:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 756
Posted By rockwoodrv9
Steve, we got into Seattle Sunday and it was a...

Steve, we got into Seattle Sunday and it was a great day. Wish I had been in my plane rather than the Delta flight I was on! It was pretty bumpy coming in so glad you had a good flight. Great...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-22-2021, 07:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 314
Posted By rockwoodrv9
Iím not sure what box you have by your...

Iím not sure what box you have by your description. Do you have a picture? The FAB is a tricky part to get right. If it is the same as mine I have some pictures. I have a D2A
Forum: ADS-B 12-21-2021, 04:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 956
Posted By rockwoodrv9
Im not sure if this is what would work for you...

Im not sure if this is what would work for you but I got a GPS 20A and a GA 35 Antenna and it made my system work great and comply. It was an easy install.
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-21-2021, 01:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 772
Posted By rockwoodrv9
Stein did my panel and wiring harness. I also...

Stein did my panel and wiring harness. I also have the VPX. I have nothing but good to say about my experience with both VPX and Stein. I think sent my VPX to Stein so they could set things up for...
Forum: RV-15 12-21-2021, 12:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,069
Posted By rockwoodrv9
I love it! Stick a 390 up front and have a blast!

I love it! Stick a 390 up front and have a blast!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-20-2021, 07:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 975
Posted By rockwoodrv9
George, I bet it was thrilling to do your first...

George, I bet it was thrilling to do your first solo in your plane. I am ucky to have had a good friend do my first flight and phase 1 enabling me to finish up my license in my plane! My first...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 12-20-2021, 10:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,031
Posted By rockwoodrv9
JD, how did you mount the extension stick on your...

JD, how did you mount the extension stick on your wing? Do you have a pic? Thanks
Forum: RV-9/9A 12-20-2021, 09:34 AM
Replies: 982
Views: 690,419
Posted By rockwoodrv9
Your picture is pushing me to install my interior...

Your picture is pushing me to install my interior package. I thought I was OK leaving the side panels off and got used to it. Very nice work. I haven't seen the carpet on the areas around the seats...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-19-2021, 03:43 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,745
Posted By rockwoodrv9
I dont have a VOR in my plane. I tried using it...

I dont have a VOR in my plane. I tried using it when I was training in a 172 but now I am finishing up my license, I just have the G3X, my phone and Ipad with Garmin Pilot. For the flying I will be...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-18-2021, 06:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 597
Posted By rockwoodrv9
PM me with your email and I can send you an excel...

PM me with your email and I can send you an excel spreadsheet you can modify for your plane. I did not create it but it works well for me and maybe with the formulas you can figure the math. I am...
Forum: Safety 12-15-2021, 09:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,291
Posted By rockwoodrv9
Take mountain flying class so you know what to ask

Having flown out of Aspen many times, you need to know what you are doing there. I was never PIC but even in our company Citation the pilot did the numbers.

Sometimes a person doesnt know what to...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-15-2021, 04:45 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 10,987
Posted By rockwoodrv9
When I looked before mine was delivered today, it...

When I looked before mine was delivered today, it looked like on the outside would be the easiest and less issues bringing the cable to the needed location. I think it will work better on the outside...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-15-2021, 12:48 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 10,987
Posted By rockwoodrv9
AntiSplat Shutter

I ordered my AntiSplat shutter on Saturday and got it today. I didnt even pay for fast shipping but once again I have been over satisfied with what I have purchased from them.

The shutter is more...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-13-2021, 09:28 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 10,987
Posted By rockwoodrv9
I taped the inside of the oil cooler today and...

I taped the inside of the oil cooler today and was able to reach 168 degrees for the oil temp. CHT's still all below 390. I ordered the shutter from Antisplat and will install it when it comes. With...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-12-2021, 01:50 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 10,987
Posted By rockwoodrv9
Oil Cooler Tape follow up

I have a flight today. It was about 30 degrees. Since I still had the top of the cowl off I had to decide if I wanted to take the plenum off to tape the oil cooler from the inside or just tape the...
Forum: Midwest 12-10-2021, 08:12 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 332
Posted By rockwoodrv9
Maybe Brian (hydroguy2). He lives not far from...

Maybe Brian (hydroguy2). He lives not far from there in Townsend
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-09-2021, 02:20 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 10,987
Posted By rockwoodrv9
Ok, I was lazy but I will tape the inside! Ha!

Ok, I was lazy but I will tape the inside! Ha!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-09-2021, 10:12 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,045
Posted By rockwoodrv9
New camera installed

Since I am now flying - finally, I mounted a camera to prove to my friends who said I would never finish my plane! It only took 9 years!!! It is a gopro Max 360 and it is pretty amazing. I am still...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-09-2021, 10:00 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 10,987
Posted By rockwoodrv9
Thanks. I agree - Im not to worried about the...

Thanks. I agree - Im not to worried about the exhaust gas temp but I want to make sure I can keep the oil temp high enough. I hoped putting the tape on the outside of the oil cooler would help so I...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-09-2021, 07:36 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 10,987
Posted By rockwoodrv9
I am ok in the pre heat but having trouble...

I am ok in the pre heat but having trouble getting the oil up to temp in flight. After an hour flight the max the oil got was 131degrees. My plan is to put aluminum tape over the outside of the oil...
Forum: Safety 12-08-2021, 09:58 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,787
Posted By rockwoodrv9
A person on a LONG final may have the right of...

A person on a LONG final may have the right of way but that doesnt mean the airport is closed to anyone closer to land as long as they dont get in his way. Is it any different than pulling onto a...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-06-2021, 02:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 542
Posted By rockwoodrv9
Thanks Ron I sent you a PM.

Thanks Ron I sent you a PM.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-05-2021, 08:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 542
Posted By rockwoodrv9
Need help with G3X - Vertical Power Config

I have the g3x system. It is powered by the VP Sport and I am happy with how things work. I am having a couple issues that are above my level of knowledge.
1. My pitch and roll trim work fine, but...
Forum: The RV Grin 12-04-2021, 08:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,041
Posted By rockwoodrv9
Lee, like you, I didnt do my first flight but my...

Lee, like you, I didnt do my first flight but my grin was about the same as yours! My friend did my phase one for me then I finally got a chance to go up. Im still grinning!

Have fun with your...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-04-2021, 08:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,084
Posted By rockwoodrv9
Not a ceiling fan, but I saw the coolest table...

Not a ceiling fan, but I saw the coolest table ever when we chartered a Beaver with Kenmore Air out of Seattle. It was an old radial cleaned and polished with a piece of glass over it. Wow, That is...
Forum: Reviews 12-02-2021, 11:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,469
Posted By rockwoodrv9
Sean I will get a couple pics of mine tomorrow....

Sean I will get a couple pics of mine tomorrow. It does not crowd my feet at all. When I was a passenger, it gave me a place to rest my feet and keep them off the rudders. Being able to use the bar...
Forum: Reviews 12-02-2021, 07:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,469
Posted By rockwoodrv9
No, it helps get you to the place where you are...

No, it helps get you to the place where you are able to step on the seats getting out. I agree and everyone who has flown with me says it is a great option.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-01-2021, 06:58 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,770
Posted By rockwoodrv9
Exactly. I have a plenum so maybe it works better...

Exactly. I have a plenum so maybe it works better for me but I am happy with how it works. So, why did I order a 3'x5' heated sidewalk pad to strap to the bottom of the cowl!!

I will let you know...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-01-2021, 06:06 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,770
Posted By rockwoodrv9
This is working well for me. With a foil faced...

This is working well for me. With a foil faced thermal blanket I went from 20 degrees outside to 90 degrees carb and 71 degrees oil after being plugged in overnight.
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 11-30-2021, 05:08 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 7,220
Posted By rockwoodrv9
I went up today and it was cold! Michigan in...

I went up today and it was cold! Michigan in winter s not a friendly place. I was glad I had my heater - even as limited as it is at least I have one. No such luck in an elect plane. It takes too...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-29-2021, 02:22 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 10,987
Posted By rockwoodrv9
Thanks. That makes me feel a bit better. I was...

Thanks. That makes me feel a bit better. I was using them to help me lien the engine.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-29-2021, 12:24 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 10,987
Posted By rockwoodrv9
I am learning from this thread. I have been going...

I am learning from this thread. I have been going over my flight data and seeing my oil temp is not going over 135 though my cylinder temps are in the 370-400 range and exhaust temps up to 1480 at...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-26-2021, 02:30 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 10,987
Posted By rockwoodrv9
Thanks for the info. Im glad the painters tape is...

Thanks for the info. Im glad the painters tape is working - it sure is easier to get off. I taped my ridder to the Vert stabilizer one time while parked and had quite a bit of tape gunk left behind....
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-26-2021, 07:05 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 10,987
Posted By rockwoodrv9
I am surprised that the painters tape held up. Is...

I am surprised that the painters tape held up. Is there a reason you didnít use duct tape or another stronger tape? Any gunk left from the tape would be easily cleaned.

How are your exhaust temps?...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-23-2021, 08:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,257
Posted By rockwoodrv9
It is a whole lot easier to paint with the wings...

It is a whole lot easier to paint with the wings off. If that isnt a concern, go for it.

I must have had my wings off at least a dozen times and it was with extra ground down wing bolts that I had....
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