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Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-24-2021, 01:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 498
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, 03:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 489
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, 07:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,314
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, 08:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,100
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, 08:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 561
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, 10:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,483
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, 11:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 609
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, 05:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 652
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, 04:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,508
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, 10:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,112
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, 07:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 641
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, 10:50 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,830
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, 09:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,100
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, 07:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,653
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, 07:33 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,298
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, 10:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 12,315
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, 08:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,169
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, 08:42 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,266
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, 02:20 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,869
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, 10:55 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,619
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, 11:01 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,194
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, 08:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 994
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, 01:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,111
Posted By bruceh
Ron, glad to help!

Ron, glad to help!
Forum: Alternative Engines 12-13-2020, 03:30 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,758
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, 05:14 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,294
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, 02:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 498
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, 02:22 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,010
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, 02:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,404
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, 07:07 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,298
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, 06:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 621
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, 04:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,121
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, 11:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 813
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, 07:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,961
Posted By bruceh
Sent you a PM.

Sent you a PM.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-11-2020, 10:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 818
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, 04:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 925
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, 05:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,434
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, 10:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,132
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, 12:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,913
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, 12:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,188
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, 12:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,693
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, 09:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,525
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, 08:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,421
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, 04:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,421
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, 08:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,186
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, 01:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,798
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, 09:38 PM
Replies: 421
Views: 440,717
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, 10:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,990
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 10-15-2020, 12:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,703
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, 02:00 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,274
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, 06:21 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,300
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, 06:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,089
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, 10:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,309
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...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-04-2020, 12:28 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 10,709
Posted By bruceh
We did go to Santa Barbara. Last weekend the trip...

We did go to Santa Barbara. Last weekend the trip up there was hampered by coastal weather keeping us from getting a decent start. This weekend my son decided he wanted to go instead of my daughter....
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-30-2020, 12:03 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,917
Posted By bruceh
I have an IO-320-E2D in my RV-9A. 820 hours as of...

I have an IO-320-E2D in my RV-9A. 820 hours as of now. I change the oil about every 35-45 hours, or every 4 months. Usually at around 30 hours I need to put in 1/2 quart to keep it at 6 quarts. I'm...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 09-27-2020, 08:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 672
Posted By bruceh
[ URL="http://your.com/link"]N-number[ / URL...

[ URL="http://your.com/link"]N-number[ / URL ]

With no spaces around the URL parts.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-24-2020, 09:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,989
Posted By bruceh
The flange is what is left from the original flat...

The flange is what is left from the original flat piece of acrylic that is heated up and then blown (or vacuumed) into the canopy mold. As others have said, just mark a line around the flanges with...
Forum: Tools 09-24-2020, 09:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,096
Posted By bruceh
Aircraft Spruce has had some Black Friday deals....

Aircraft Spruce has had some Black Friday deals. One year if you bought a $100 gift card they only charged you $75. I saved some money there. I bought two Bose headsets from them one year and got a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-23-2020, 11:01 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,985
Posted By bruceh
Drilling and deburring produce a lot of small...

Drilling and deburring produce a lot of small aluminum chips. If you have carpet, you'll never get it out. If you walk from tile (better) to carpet, the carpet will still get filled with aluminum...
Forum: Tools 09-22-2020, 10:52 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,484
Posted By bruceh
Another vote for the Wiha brand, German made...

Another vote for the Wiha brand, German made screwdrivers and bits. I have a set of bits that I use in the cordless driver, along with a couple of hand tools (long and stubby).
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-20-2020, 09:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,846
Posted By bruceh
Getting 68% power at 13,500' seems curious to...

Getting 68% power at 13,500' seems curious to me.

Looking back at some flight data for a cross country trip I took from Ramona to Salt Lake City, I spent most of the flight at 11,500' and was only...
Forum: Tools 09-20-2020, 09:22 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 8,900
Posted By bruceh
I stole this idea from someone else. These...

I stole this idea from someone else.
These clamps were made to hold the plexiglass canopy in place on the side rails while using the Sikaflex...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-20-2020, 09:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,158
Posted By bruceh
I used a simple...

I used a simple microswitch.

https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-xKfqGw2/0/M/i-xKfqGw2-M.jpg

The arm on the microswitch will only hit the latch lug from the tipup, so even if you close the latch,...
Forum: California 09-18-2020, 10:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,721
Posted By bruceh
Good food at: Hemet Corona (aircraft spruce,...

Good food at:
Hemet
Corona (aircraft spruce, too)
Cable
Flabob
Montgomery
Palomar
French Valley
Fullerton
Catalina
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-17-2020, 12:00 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,846
Posted By bruceh
My RV-9A goes 150 Knots and it isn't out of...

My RV-9A goes 150 Knots and it isn't out of rig!

With a prepunched kit, you'd really have to screw something up to be very far out of rig. There's only so much room to mis-rig the wings to the...
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