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Forum: Reviews 11-26-2019, 05:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,055
Posted By Tom Sampson
Center Console Map Box - Wonderful Quality

I know ... cant figure it out.
If you'll PM your email address, I'll send them to you there.

Best, Tom
Forum: Reviews 11-26-2019, 02:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,055
Posted By Tom Sampson
Center Console Map Box - Wonderful Quality

Hi Folks ...
As a 2 time RV builder (9a and 7) in the past I made my own center console map boxes. For my new 9a "repeat offender" project, I ran across a wonderful supplier: Rich at Aircraft Extras...
Forum: RV-14 10-27-2019, 07:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,747
Posted By Tom Sampson
Gascolator

Thanks so much Scott ...
Exactly what I was looking for.
Best, Tom
Forum: RV-14 10-26-2019, 09:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,747
Posted By Tom Sampson
Gascolator

Hi Scott ...
Just beginning to work on the fuel system in my recently acquired 9a project. The kit came with an Airflow Performance pump and filter ... so 2 questions ...

1. do I need a...
Forum: RV-14 09-19-2018, 08:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,509
Posted By Tom Sampson
Skybolt makes a great "camlock" type fastener kit...

Skybolt makes a great "camlock" type fastener kit for the cowlings. We used them on both our RV9a and RV7 builds ... they were functional and looked great!
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 07-22-2018, 09:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,800
Posted By Tom Sampson
Roy and Sandy at OSH

You two are amazing ... AND loved the Sucia photo.
Have a great trip!
Tom and Martha
Forum: RV-14 07-16-2018, 08:29 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,436
Posted By Tom Sampson
WANTED: RV-14a Build Partner in PDX

Hi Folks ...
I am a two time award winning builder (RV9a and RV7) and looking to build again, and as aircraft sit idle +90% of the time it makes a lot of sense to have a partner. Either new build or...
Forum: RV-9/9A 07-16-2018, 06:34 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 797
Posted By Tom Sampson
WANTED: RV-9a Build Partner in PDX

Hi Folks ...
I am a two time award winning builder (RV9a and RV7) and looking to build again, and as aircraft sit idle +90% of the time it makes a lot of sense to have a partner. Either new build or...
Forum: RV-14 07-09-2018, 05:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,945
Posted By Tom Sampson
RV14 Rotisserie?

Hi Dan ...
Could please post some photos of your rotisserie?
Maybe talk about how you made it?

I wanted to build one for my RV9a and RV7 construction but never got around to it ...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-17-2014, 03:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,474
Posted By Tom Sampson
Correct Phone

Sorry, correct phone is 503.590.6575.
Regards, Tom
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-16-2014, 10:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,474
Posted By Tom Sampson
Wanted Portland OR RV-12 Build Partnership

Looking for a partner to co-build and own an EAB RV-12. Flush rivets, Jabiru engine, 2 flat screens, auto pilot, throttle quadrant, electric constant speed prop, GeeBee paint, leather interior,...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 08-13-2014, 10:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 7,226
Posted By Tom Sampson
Copalis Beach Landing Briefing

HI Joe ...
We've thought about landing here many times but have been unsure about the sand, water, conditions, etc.

CAN YOU OFFER a general briefing on what to look for before attempting a landing...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-05-2011, 07:59 PM
Replies: 216
Views: 96,776
Posted By Tom Sampson
Arlington

Thanks Katie ...
OK if I come direct to you when it's time to chat?

Regards, Tom

Tom Sampson
Minimax Ultralight built, flown, sold
Aeronca Champ Partial restore, flown, sold
RV9a built and flown -...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-04-2011, 03:07 PM
Replies: 216
Views: 96,776
Posted By Tom Sampson
Arlington?

Hi Katie ...
Anyone going to be at Arlington WA this coming weekend?

Thanks, Tom Sampson
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-21-2011, 06:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 7,437
Posted By Tom Sampson
RV 7 Heat Solved

Our install has Vetterman mufflers and heat muffs. Heat is a relative issue, and many Vans pilots in the northern USA and Canada fly in very cold winter temps, often below zero. We tested our install...
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-20-2011, 04:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 7,437
Posted By Tom Sampson
RV-7 Cabin Heat Problem Solved

Hi Folks ...
After flying a "its pretty cold in the winter" RV9a and now an RV7, we've solved the heat situation. Here's what we did:

1. Bought a 2nd exhaust heat muff from Vans
2. Closed the aft...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-16-2009, 02:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,640
Posted By Tom Sampson
TAKEN!

Hi Folks ...
DB was Johnny on the Spot, and we have transferred the reservation into his name!

Have a great trip Denis!
:)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-15-2009, 09:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,640
Posted By Tom Sampson
Thanks Bill!

Thanks Bill
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-15-2009, 08:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,640
Posted By Tom Sampson
FREE Lodging at OSH - HELP ME!!!

Hi Guys ...
This is a HUGE opportunity! :D
If you're going to OSH, and can be a little flexible on days ... the read on!

I am no longer able to go to OSH (a new work commitment intrusion), but I...
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-24-2007, 08:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 965
Posted By Tom Sampson
Hight EGTs??

Hi Guys.

I have a new Aerosport Power 0-320, carb, and a 3 blade Catto Prop.
TT on engine is 120 hours.

In the past 20 hours I have noticed that during climb and very high power settings that the...
Forum: RV-9/9A 05-24-2007, 08:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,381
Posted By Tom Sampson
High EGTs??

Hi Guys.

I have a new Aerosport Power 0-320, carb, and a 3 blade Catto Prop.
TT on engine is 120 hours.

In the past 20 hours I have noticed that during climb and very high power settings that the...
Forum: RV-9/9A 11-29-2006, 06:29 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,092
Posted By Tom Sampson
Talking 728MT Painted and Flying!!

RV9a 728MT has been painted and re-assembeled!
Painted locally at Starks Twin Oaks in a homage to the GB racers of the 30s, she is a great red on white, with knock-off script and lettering ... looks...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-12-2006, 08:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,618
Posted By Tom Sampson
Catto Prop and 0-320 - no full power?

Hello Dan ...
It's August of 2006 ... a year and a half after your original post regarding your new Superior engine and Catto prop not running full power.

I am experiencing the same propblem with my...
Forum: RV-9/9A 08-01-2006, 02:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 952
Posted By Tom Sampson
Oregon Painter Recomendations?

Hi Guys ...
16.5 hours into testing, and we are fine tuning a few squawks ... but nothing major since dealing with the Oil Temp via a Dynon upload.

Can any of you make painter referrals in the...
Forum: RV-9/9A 07-23-2006, 09:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,922
Posted By Tom Sampson
Tach RPMs

Thanks for the idea Chuck!
I borrowed a PropTach from Randy Lervols today, and the PRMs are now right on ... just needed a slight adjust.
Tom
Forum: RV-9/9A 07-22-2006, 09:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,922
Posted By Tom Sampson
Dynon Builder Mistake

Yep ... builder error.
I incorrcetly selcted the wrong oil temp probe choice ... now we are still reading 220+, but not where it was before.

And ... it's been VERY hot here ... 105 in Portland...
Forum: RV-9/9A 07-20-2006, 11:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,922
Posted By Tom Sampson
728MT Flies! Ring The Bell!

Hi Folks ...
I flew 728MT for the first time tonight!
Holly Smokes ... what a blast!

BUT ... To get ready to do that ... We had the airworthiness certification done Tuesday by DAR Frank Sneed, and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-14-2006, 11:01 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,739
Posted By Tom Sampson
Buiold Movie

RUDY!!! RUDY!!! RUDY!!! RUDY!!!

OUTstanding ...
NOW we all have something to show the doubting relatives and friends that have been snickering behind our backs for the last 2 years ... AND its...
Forum: RV-9/9A 07-11-2006, 09:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,396
Posted By Tom Sampson
Catto Prop Static RPMs

Hi Guys.
I have also just received an email from Craig, and he has confirmed all of these points!

Sounds like we are very close.

We also fixed the Dynon fuel tank calibration (left tank was...
Forum: RV-9/9A 07-10-2006, 10:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,396
Posted By Tom Sampson
Catto Static RPMs? AeroSport Power 0-320

Hi Folks ...
I am now just waiting for the FAA registration paperwork ... everything is done, and I am fine tuning all of the small stuff ...

We have a new Aerosport Power 0-320 and the standard...
Forum: RV-9/9A 07-06-2006, 11:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,507
Posted By Tom Sampson
Fuel Level and Airspeed

Hi Guys.
In checking with Mike Seager yesterday ... it was obvious that the airspeed is slow to shoew an indication ... so we'll wait for the test flight to see how that goes.

On the fuel levels ......
Forum: RV-9/9A 07-04-2006, 10:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,507
Posted By Tom Sampson
728MT Nears Completion!

Here is the update on our 9a through July 3rd.

Project started July 28th, 2004.
S# 90535 non quick build kit, acquired from a builder that lost his medical after completing the vertical stab.
...
Forum: RV-9/9A 06-17-2006, 09:23 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 842
Posted By Tom Sampson
They're yours!

Lets tralk and coordinate. ;)
Forum: RV-9/9A 06-16-2006, 07:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 842
Posted By Tom Sampson
Free Wing Cradles

Hi Folks.
I have a set of wing cradles for the 9a.
No longer need them as we attached the wings this week.

They are on wheels, and have a "tank jig" form on one end to secure the leading edge.

Free...
Forum: RV-9/9A 05-30-2006, 07:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,822
Posted By Tom Sampson
EXP-Bus

Hi Cleve ...
Get the Exp Bus from Vans ... you won't regret the small investment, and the simplicity that it will bring to your wiring. While I did not build an IFR 9a, I TOO knew less than nothing...
Forum: RV-9/9A 04-13-2006, 09:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,481
Posted By Tom Sampson
Unhappy Foward top skin problems

Hi Kent ...
I am just about to rivet my top foward skin on as well, and as I've been banging away on mufflers and wiring ... I've been looking at the longeron holes just rear of the firweall and...
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-05-2006, 09:18 PM
Replies: 978
Views: 666,146
Posted By Tom Sampson
Electrical Progress

Hi Folks.
Progress continues. We have assembled the panel and have it over to Greg Howard at Pearson to build harnesses for the radio, transponder, intercom, and Dynons.

We have installed an Icom...
Forum: RV-9/9A 08-23-2005, 06:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,432
Posted By Tom Sampson
Dual Throttle on my 9a

I have also designed a dual throttle set up for my 9a.
I tied the 2 quadrants together with a "repeater tube" anchored in plastic bushings (like the flap tube) up under the panel. The repeater tube...
Forum: RV-9/9A 08-12-2005, 10:05 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,312
Posted By Tom Sampson
Question RV-10 rear seat vents in my RV-9A?

Hi Folks ...
My finish kit doesn't show for 2 more weeks, and I'm finishing lots of odd tasks ... including adding a set of RV10 rear seat vents forward of the panel but down at knee level in...
Forum: RV-9/9A 08-07-2005, 09:45 PM
Replies: 978
Views: 666,146
Posted By Tom Sampson
Portland Oregon RV9a

I began my 9a 11 months ago. Its a non-quick build, I have been working 22-25 hours a week withoiut any trouble ... and had 6 weeks off between empenage and wings, and 4 weeks off between wings and...
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