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Forum: My RV Build Project 03-25-2022, 10:28 AM
Replies: 199
Views: 119,002
Posted By Tumper
Looking good...keep at it and one day you will...

Looking good...keep at it and one day you will look back and say "I'd like to build another airplane".
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-01-2021, 01:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,165
Posted By Tumper
Thanks

Thanks everyone. I believe I'll fly into Ankeny.

Fox3twoship...I'll call you before I go for "local" advise.

Thanks again.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-01-2021, 01:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,500
Posted By Tumper
Insulating Fuel Injection Spider and Injector Lines

Has anyone had luck insulating the fuel injection spider and the lines from the spider to the fuel injectors? If so, what did you use to insulate it and how did you insulate it? Also, could you post...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-30-2021, 03:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,165
Posted By Tumper
Advise flying into Des Moines, Iowa

I am planning trip into Des Moines Sept 9 and I am looking for advise on an airport/FBO. Does anyone have experience at Des Moines International, Ankeny or other? I have some business in the Ankeny...
Forum: RV-6/6A 02-07-2020, 09:29 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,293
Posted By Tumper
Dan has it. I determined that was what was wrong...

Dan has it. I determined that was what was wrong with my right tank. I was able to tightened the nut with the wing on. Not fun but I did it, and it worked.
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-05-2020, 12:13 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 17,830
Posted By Tumper
I didn?t mean to cause a stink on the forum by...

I didn?t mean to cause a stink on the forum by introducing science/safety into the discussion. However, I wanted anyone who is considering a 360 with 180HP in their RV-9 to fully understand what they...
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-03-2020, 01:47 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 17,830
Posted By Tumper
My Bad

I apologize, Bill you are correct. The published Vne for the RV-9 is more like 207 MPH. However, my personal Vne is 180 MPH TAS, and here is why.

If you look at the V-N diagram for the RV-9 the...
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-03-2020, 07:34 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 17,830
Posted By Tumper
I would agree with Finley Atherton and Greg...

I would agree with Finley Atherton and Greg Niehues above ?IO-360 and a Whirlwind WW200RV?. Take off like you are leaving an aircraft carrier and smooth to cruse.

BUT never forget, as someone has...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-12-2019, 08:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,848
Posted By Tumper
Did you see the original Chicago at Oshkosh a few...

Did you see the original Chicago at Oshkosh a few years ago? That was fun.

I found this cover band a few months ago and I have been tracking them. Thanks for posting.

They have just booked a hall...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 07-03-2019, 07:50 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 74,793
Posted By Tumper
You are going to see a lot of war birds a...

You are going to see a lot of war birds a Oshkosh.

Loving the write-ups. Thanks.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 06-17-2019, 09:54 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 74,793
Posted By Tumper
Safe flight...see ya at Oshkosh

Safe flight...see ya at Oshkosh
Forum: Formation Flying 12-13-2018, 07:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,136
Posted By Tumper
My wife and I lived there a few years ago. Thanks...

My wife and I lived there a few years ago. Thanks for the memories.
Forum: My RV Build Project 12-12-2018, 02:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 12,625
Posted By Tumper
I like it

Here is what I did. Works great. The netting on the sides comes from a 2008 380Z.

http://i66.tinypic.com/2rzx8n8.jpg

http://i63.tinypic.com/2u8z97t.jpg
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-20-2018, 09:27 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,902
Posted By Tumper
Looks a lot like my EKG...

Looks a lot like my EKG...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 09-17-2018, 08:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,376
Posted By Tumper
Very nice...:)

Very nice...:)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-21-2018, 09:11 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,345
Posted By Tumper
I should have known

I should have known VAF has all knowledge of all things Van?s Aircraft, if you (me) just look. Thanks for all the time and information dispensed. I?m going to give the JD Air extensions a try.

Also,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-21-2018, 12:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,248
Posted By Tumper
I flew home from visiting my elderly parents. I...

I flew home from visiting my elderly parents. I need to do this more.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-21-2018, 12:37 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,345
Posted By Tumper
Rudder Pedal Technique ? Where/how do I place my feet on the pedals

I fly an RV-9 so I?m not sure this would apply to every model but for sure the RV-6 and RV-7.

I flew about 100 hours in my plane prior to adding insulation and carpet to the floor. If I recall...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-11-2018, 08:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,294
Posted By Tumper
Keep building

Don't worry about the panel yet. By the time you get there you will have a lot more knowledge on the subject.

Welcome and enjoy the process...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-10-2018, 12:53 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 9,072
Posted By Tumper
Me too

Sound Cool...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 06-04-2018, 06:57 AM
Replies: 171
Views: 71,435
Posted By Tumper
Godspeed

Prayer with you.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-29-2018, 05:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,143
Posted By Tumper
Thanks to everyone for the responses. To answer a...

Thanks to everyone for the responses. To answer a few questions;

1) I currently hold a Class 3 medical
2) I don?t need a Class 3 medical, I could do BasicMed if it is still available to me

It is my...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-28-2018, 12:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,143
Posted By Tumper
Medical - Special Issuance ---HELP---

I have a special issuance medical question.

November 2017 I was diagnosed with Atrial Fibrillation. I am being treated with medication and I have not had an event since then.

I had all the medical...
Forum: Reviews 03-07-2018, 12:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,934
Posted By Tumper
Agree

When I purchased my Vetterman exhaust in 2013 I said Larry was an artist. I still stand by that. Beautiful exhaust system.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-06-2017, 08:29 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,631
Posted By Tumper
Congratulations

Welcome to the club.
Forum: RV-9/9A 09-06-2017, 02:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,429
Posted By Tumper
Great

Congratulations Mike. You did it. Now have some real fun...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-25-2017, 12:20 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 14,365
Posted By Tumper
It all good

I'm 5'7" so I have wedges under the seat to get me up to the canopy, as Bill stated. I don't have any problem seeing.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-23-2017, 08:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 8,131
Posted By Tumper
Try this

Maybe I have over simplified the task but, I bought an inexpensive engine hoist and nylon lifting strap. I reach above the engine and attach the hoist using the nylon strap it to the engine mount. It...
Forum: RV-9/9A 12-16-2016, 11:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,216
Posted By Tumper
Me too

I built a 9 because I was a low time pilot. I built the 9 over the 9A because...

Anyway, I am loving it.
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 10-31-2016, 02:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,804
Posted By Tumper
Talking curiosity car

Worked didn't it.
Forum: Fiberglass 10-31-2016, 01:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 13,938
Posted By Tumper
Pre-Paint Protection

I was told by Grady at GLO Custom Paint to put a piece of foil tape over the first skin joint on the belly of the plane just past the engine. This joint will get embedded with oil from the engine...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 10-31-2016, 12:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,804
Posted By Tumper
F82 Lubbock Executive Airpark Review

I just wanted to post a quick note about how nice it was to fly into F82 Lubbock Executive Airpark, Lubbock, TX.

I flew into F82 last Thursday and was greeted by two gentlemen one with a cold bottle...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-20-2016, 02:30 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 23,969
Posted By Tumper
Thanks everyone

Well this got more discussion than I was anticipating. I think Bevan may have answered my question best. My real concern was cross-wind and gusty wind conditions.

Normally I hit one notch of flaps...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-20-2016, 01:36 PM
Replies: 14
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Views: 5,133
Posted By Tumper
Not me

I would not have built a plane if it weren't for Van's.

I love my RV-9
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-20-2016, 08:59 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 23,969
Posted By Tumper
When do you NOT use flaps landing?

I?m not sure what forum to put this under so maybe an administrator could help me out here.

I have about 100 hours in my RV-9 and so I don?t consider myself experienced at all, hence the question....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-06-2016, 02:50 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 46,024
Posted By Tumper
Regrets also - maybe next year

With great regret also, we had to cancel our room at Rockefeller Center.

Might give them a call Thursday 3:45.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-29-2016, 08:59 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,649
Posted By Tumper
Thanks for the help...

Thanks for the comments and questions. I am running 100LL and idling with the boost pump doesn?t seem to make any difference. Also, my fuel flow transducer in behind the firewall.

I was hoping to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-28-2016, 09:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,649
Posted By Tumper
HELP - I have a rough idle when engine is hot

I need help with a rough idle problem. It only happens when it is hot after a flight. The cold idle is very smooth. The problem really rears its ugly head after a flight when I touch down and get...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-23-2016, 11:10 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 12,826
Posted By Tumper
God Speed

Many prayer headed your way.
Forum: RV-9/9A 07-12-2016, 11:11 AM
Replies: 991
Views: 724,853
Posted By Tumper
Sweet

Greg,

Congratulations. Isn?t she a ?sweet ride?? You will never go back?

Have fun.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 05-13-2016, 07:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,778
Posted By Tumper
May need the "cone of silence".

May need the "cone of silence".
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-23-2016, 07:30 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 25,083
Posted By Tumper
When I built I installed the Skyradar receiver...

When I built I installed the Skyradar receiver and GTX 330ES. I didn?t realize until I started flying none of my GPS? would talk to the 330ES.

I love/hate the traffic information. Love it when it is...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-14-2016, 12:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,314
Posted By Tumper
Similar problem with my TruTrak

I was having a similar problem with my TruTrak Digiflight II. I called them and they said it was possible the manifold on the rear of the autopilot was cracked between the static and pitot...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 03-08-2016, 07:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,208
Posted By Tumper
Cool dude. We don't see things like that in North...

Cool dude. We don't see things like that in North Texas. Here is a view out my window. Lake Texoma.

http://i1283.photobucket.com/albums/a560/trash19/IMG_2852_zpsh12japew.jpg

But our wing look the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-03-2016, 02:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,297
Posted By Tumper
Note to quick build wing...builders

To the builders out there that are utilizing quick build wings, let me offer you some advice. Prior to installing the access cover and sealing up the wing, take a second and check the vent line...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-21-2016, 07:51 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 10,813
Posted By Tumper
Thanks for sharing Dave. I guess I haven?t...

Thanks for sharing Dave.

I guess I haven?t thought about giving rides much. I don?t give many rides. However I did give my father-in-law a ride last week.

My 78 year old father-in-law, Don, lives...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-17-2015, 02:42 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 22,096
Posted By Tumper
WOW

So glad to hear you are getting better. I just stopped and offered up a prayer for you and your family.

Get better soon and get that 9 finished. We need to meet up...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-18-2015, 07:32 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 31,462
Posted By Tumper
Home in Aubrey

Heather & I made it home safe. We took it easy and had a good flight home.

Thanks to everyone that made this a great event. All the hard work was apparent.

I hope to see everyone next year.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-08-2015, 03:04 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 31,462
Posted By Tumper
Another RV-9 tail dragger

I'm booked. This will be my first at Petit Jean
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-07-2015, 09:08 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,598
Posted By Tumper
"Heavy Breathing"

http://i57.tinypic.com/2nk6sck.jpg
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-05-2015, 08:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,598
Posted By Tumper
Welcome

Come to the dark side....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-27-2015, 01:04 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,731
Posted By Tumper
Yes

Joe,

It can be done?I did it.

With that said there has been a lot of wisdom given here so far. Your life outside of airplanes (family, job) your money situation and age and may other things have a...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 04-01-2015, 03:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,906
Posted By Tumper
What is the definition of HOT

I know the procedure...what I'm not sure about is the definition of hot.
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 03-31-2015, 04:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,906
Posted By Tumper
FI ? When do you bypass fuel and for how long

For you guys with fuel injected engines and fuel bypass valves, when do you use the bypass and for how long do you open it.

More specific how hot is the engine when you use the bypass (when you taxi...
Forum: Nosewheel vs. Tailwheel 03-13-2015, 12:21 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 16,351
Posted By Tumper
Hey look twins

RV-9 (Yes, it's a dragon tail)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-12-2015, 08:27 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 10,714
Posted By Tumper
Unhappy I guess it is just the nature of the beast...

I started a conversation with one of the manufactures of flow sensors a few days ago as a result of this post and I thought it was worth sharing. I am going to leave out names for the obvious...
Forum: International 03-08-2015, 07:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,490
Posted By Tumper
Wonderful Picture

I crossed that bridge every day for a year...and my office was located in the building right behind the Opera House. I remember looking out my office window at the entrance to the Sydney harbor and...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-01-2015, 03:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,272
Posted By Tumper
Water Manometer Test

I have HX with dual AHARS similar to you. I did a water manometer test also and I?m indicating about 9 MPH fast at stall speed and 3 MPH at cruse speeds. I didn?t compare my different screens. I...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-28-2015, 03:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,351
Posted By Tumper
In the tracks

It is just pressing out on the tracks. I have tried a little silicone lube as well as white grease. But I don?t want to ?goop? it up too much.
Forum: Tools 02-28-2015, 10:15 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,317
Posted By Tumper
Me too...sort of

I don?t know if inherited is the right word, but I ended up with some of my dad?s tools.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-28-2015, 09:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,351
Posted By Tumper
I need help with a tight slider canopy

I have a question about my canopy. The rear of the canopy is pressing outward and causing the canopy to slide with too much friction.

I put the frame and glass together about 12 months ago. My first...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-25-2015, 07:41 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 13,676
Posted By Tumper
How to Check/Calibrate your ASI

If you really want to test your airspeed/pitot system, see the article below. It is very easy, accurate and cost very little.

I didn?t check my airspeed prior to first flight but I have since. I was...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-24-2015, 12:48 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 13,676
Posted By Tumper
Oil Door

Not on the first flight but on my first flight the oil door came open. It is a longer story. I thought I had it fixed, but I didn't. I just slowed down a bit and headed home.

I have the hidden push...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-13-2015, 03:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,533
Posted By Tumper
me too

I have used Blackstone once so far and plan to continue to use them. I enjoy seeing vendors do what we do.
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