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Forum: RV-9/9A 06-13-2020, 12:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,073
Posted By RV9A Bill
9A leg stiffeners

I built my 9A without stiffeners and did not need them.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-30-2019, 08:21 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 904
Posted By RV9A Bill
Gratitude

Soon after I began the journey of building my 9A I discovered this site. The help I received through the building process was important. Thanks to so many of you. My 9A has a new owner and new home....
Forum: ADS-B 05-26-2019, 10:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,235
Posted By RV9A Bill
Skybeacon

The skybeacon installed in my 9A works perfectly. Seems like a nice solution.
Forum: RV-9/9A 12-15-2018, 02:32 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 741
Posted By RV9A Bill
Replacing nav-strobe light head

I am replacing the kuntzelman nav-strobe head on my RV9A wingtip with a sky beacon ads-b out unit. Instructions say not to use wire from the power pack to power the sky beacon. Has anyone done this...
Forum: Propellers 09-26-2018, 08:31 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,685
Posted By RV9A Bill
GA prop

Thanks. I have a Catto that needs to repitched. Too much climb, not enough cruise.
Forum: Propellers 09-25-2018, 12:36 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,685
Posted By RV9A Bill
Cost

What is the cost for the three blade ground adjustable prop?
RV9A Bill
Forum: RV-9/9A 06-11-2018, 08:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,384
Posted By RV9A Bill
Oil cooler mounting

Mounting the oil cooler on the firewall also works really well. I don?t have a picture handy, but the firewall mount is very straightforward. Works great in my 9A.
RV9A Bill
Forum: RV-9/9A 04-06-2018, 04:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,726
Posted By RV9A Bill
RV9 tail kit

I am sure that there are several in DFW, but I have a 9A in OKC that you can see and have a ride in.
RV9A Bill
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-01-2018, 08:56 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 10,945
Posted By RV9A Bill
Simple panel

No pic. Used D100, D120 Dynon. Used A-200 icon, used thx 327, used garmin 496. It all works well.
Forum: RV-14 01-31-2018, 11:44 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 10,114
Posted By RV9A Bill
Shipping damage

Tony Partain is really good. I was pleased.
RV9A Bill
Forum: RV-9/9A 01-27-2018, 01:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,522
Posted By RV9A Bill
First flight

Congrats. It is an awesome achievement. And great flying airplane.
RV9A Bill
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-01-2017, 06:58 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,736
Posted By RV9A Bill
10,000

Great to be a part of such a neat broad-based achievement. And thanks to Doug and this site for all the help and connection.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-01-2017, 12:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,523
Posted By RV9A Bill
RV bits

RV Bits fit well, and are ready to go. Quite good.
Forum: COMM 10-24-2017, 02:06 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 530
Posted By RV9A Bill
Repair on mic of telex stratus 30 headset

Anyone have suggestions on source of repair for intermittent boom mic on telex stratus 30 xt. Bose appears to have bought them out. Factory service is $300. The headset otherwise works well. Shame to...
Forum: RV-9/9A 10-05-2017, 12:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 998
Posted By RV9A Bill
Van?s mixture control from io360 on io320

Surprised this hasn?t been answered. I have an io360 in my 9A. I would be surprised at any difference in the mixture control between the two. Someone who know more may step in here.
RV 9A Bill
Forum: Reviews 08-07-2017, 01:15 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 934
Posted By RV9A Bill
Bogert

My bogert tow bar developed a crack and was not closing down on the cap screws in the nose fork. I called bogert from the airport this morning, sent pictures, and a replacement is in the works. Great...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-09-2017, 06:44 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 27,791
Posted By RV9A Bill
Van's website

The search function for parts really needs improvement, too.
RV9A Bill
Forum: RV-10 07-08-2017, 10:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,388
Posted By RV9A Bill
26 gauge trim wires

I used connectors that can slide together, and I did need to switch direction of travel on the trim. Easy to do. Although 26 gauge is really small.
Forum: RV-9/9A 06-19-2017, 04:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 11,197
Posted By RV9A Bill
RV 9A brs

Aero classic makes an excellent cushioned edge for the instrument panel edge. I installed one. Very easy. Looks good.
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 06-16-2017, 06:18 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,430
Posted By RV9A Bill
Route 66

Del's restaurant in tucumcari is really good. OKC has an entertainment district called bricktown that is worth a visit. We would drive you around.
RV9A Bill
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 06-15-2017, 07:27 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,430
Posted By RV9A Bill
Route 66

Weatherford, ok, airport , Stanford field, has an excellent aviation museum. Literally right on I40, 66.
RV9A Bill
Forum: RV-9/9A 06-14-2017, 07:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,036
Posted By RV9A Bill
9A ride

I am further north in OKC but would gladly give you a ride in my 9A. Great airplane.
RV9A Bill
Forum: RV-9/9A 05-29-2017, 03:21 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 12,251
Posted By RV9A Bill
9A aileron alignment

On my 9A one of the wingtips is not quite properly aligned, a little low to trailing edge. That affects wings level flight. Ailerons are just where they should be.
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-18-2017, 05:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 8,922
Posted By RV9A Bill
Screen in vents

On my 9A we put screen wire at the inboard end of the vents. Clamped in place.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-16-2017, 07:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,544
Posted By RV9A Bill
Thanks, Alan.

I had missed this addition to your line.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-16-2017, 03:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,544
Posted By RV9A Bill
License plate frame

Does anyone have a source for an RV themed license plate frame for car/ pickup?
RV9A Bill
Forum: Midwest 05-15-2017, 04:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,740
Posted By RV9A Bill
OKC

Eric, I am also in OKC. I base an RV9A at Wiley Post. I wwould be glad to give you a flight, and talk building. 580-678-3684
Forum: RV-9/9A 03-26-2017, 12:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,210
Posted By RV9A Bill
Training wheel

Because some of of us are not skilled in the art of flying a tail wheel aircraft, but in our unskilled way still flying RV aircraft.
Forum: Autopilots 03-13-2017, 08:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,213
Posted By RV9A Bill
Dynon autopilot

I, too, have the dynon autopilot with the D100, D120, and AP74. In flight there is no drag on controls.
RV9A Bill
Forum: RV-10 02-05-2017, 08:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,964
Posted By RV9A Bill
Rocket wing on 10

World war 2 military planes used an extended wing span for higher altitudes.
RV9A Bill
Forum: Safety 02-04-2017, 03:58 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 9,161
Posted By RV9A Bill
Courtesy

The rv8 driver who said that you don't use radio at that fly-in could have answered the radio call and made for less radio use by the pilot he was crowding, there would not have been repeated calls.
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-31-2017, 07:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,716
Posted By RV9A Bill
Glare shield cushion

I,too, have the classic aero cushioned glare shield protective piece. It looks good, easy to install. I like mine.
RV9A Bill
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-16-2017, 08:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,632
Posted By RV9A Bill
Inside cowl

I used leftover epoxy resin every time I did fiberglass work.
RV9A Bill
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-11-2016, 09:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,226
Posted By RV9A Bill
First flight

Congratulations. It is a neat achievement. Enjoy.
RV9A Bill
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-27-2016, 12:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,637
Posted By RV9A Bill
Early on in my 9A build, a fellow builder told me...

Early on in my 9A build, a fellow builder told me to get used to putting things together, the taking them apart. It was useful advice.
RV9A Bill
Forum: RV-10 11-27-2016, 12:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,381
Posted By RV9A Bill
Wing attach bolts

Hardest thing for me was getting a wrench on some of the bolt heads, then having any space to turn the wrench.
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 11-22-2016, 05:13 PM
Replies: 652
Views: 246,019
Posted By RV9A Bill
Next for Van's

My vote is for a 4 seater that slots below the 10.
RV9A Bill
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-15-2016, 07:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,703
Posted By RV9A Bill
Safeair pitot mast

I used pop rivets. Three years old. No problems.
RV9A Bill
Forum: RV-9/9A 10-15-2016, 09:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,811
Posted By RV9A Bill
Bottom of wing to center section screws

I wish i had known that.
RV9A Bill
Forum: RV-10 09-23-2016, 07:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,128
Posted By RV9A Bill
Glare shield edge

Classic aero has a really nice piece that cushions the edge, is sturdy, and looks great.
Bill
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-18-2016, 03:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,321
Posted By RV9A Bill
Looking for a partner

Any suggestions on ways of looking for a partner? I built and fly a 9A and am based at Wiley Post in OKC. Plane is io-360, Catto, dynon including 2 axis ap, Icom, Garmin gtx 327. 120 hours.
RV9A Bill
Forum: RV-10 08-11-2016, 03:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,138
Posted By RV9A Bill
Sun visors

I use a baseball cap in my 9a.
RV9 A Bill
Forum: RV-10 08-04-2016, 02:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,573
Posted By RV9A Bill
Static wicks

May also help comms in some electrical storms.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-29-2016, 11:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,364
Posted By RV9A Bill
Learning skills

I found the sportair workshops helpful. See if you can find a builder near you to watch, talk with,learn from. I was really fortunate to get in a shop with a couple of projects underway.

RV9A Bill
Forum: Autopilots 06-23-2016, 12:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,482
Posted By RV9A Bill
Dynon ap turning itself off

Jessie,
The ap switch is one of a row of toggles on the bottom of the panel, with an ap74 above the efis. Both were switching off. Today in cooler, smoother air it was back to working well.
RV 9A Bill
Forum: Autopilots 06-22-2016, 09:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,482
Posted By RV9A Bill
Dynon ap shutting itself off

Carl, thanks. Mine is an old D100. Has worked well.
Forum: Interiors 06-22-2016, 02:40 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 71,479
Posted By RV9A Bill
Classic aero

I love my classic aero interior in my 9A.
Forum: Autopilots 06-22-2016, 02:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,482
Posted By RV9A Bill
Dynon ap turning itself off

Short flight today from Odessa to Lubbock. Hot here today. Upper 90s. Plane sat out on the ramp for a while. Dynon ap kept turning itself off in flight. No time for troubleshooting yet. Worked fine...
Forum: RV-9/9A 06-16-2016, 10:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,109
Posted By RV9A Bill
Dual

Go to Van's list of transition training pilots. Call one. They will accept dual in a 7A or 6A. They even accepted a 10.
RV9A Bill
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-05-2016, 07:46 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 13,582
Posted By RV9A Bill
Help line

Interesting that folks are private messaging some responses. Perhaps the forum is unreceptive to questioning any thing about Van's.
Forum: Safety 04-17-2016, 04:10 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,124
Posted By RV9A Bill
Loose in the wind

Loose and lose, like chock and chalk.
Forum: Safety 04-16-2016, 02:20 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 10,921
Posted By RV9A Bill
Fire danger

Didn't see it specifically mentioned, but everyone probably knows that it is the gasoline vapors which are most dangerous.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-07-2016, 09:03 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,981
Posted By RV9A Bill
First flight

Congrats. It is an amazing feeling.
Forum: RV-10 04-03-2016, 06:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,160
Posted By RV9A Bill
Interior

Full interior from Classic Aero in 9A. I am happy with it.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-04-2016, 04:52 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 13,355
Posted By RV9A Bill
First RV

I have been interested in experimental aircraft since I met a builder/flyer of a Cassut in Miami, OK, in about 1969. Then met a man building anEAA biplane about 1974. I had no money, no building...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-28-2016, 08:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,332
Posted By RV9A Bill
Charger

Thanks. I have only used the charger that came with it.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-26-2016, 06:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,332
Posted By RV9A Bill
Stratus 2 battery

I have a stratus 2 that has sat for longish periods. It now doesn't seem to hold a charge. Any one else with this problem? I haven't called Spoerty's yet?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-11-2016, 12:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,438
Posted By RV9A Bill
Sport aire

And go to one of the sport aire workshops.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-27-2015, 06:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,346
Posted By RV9A Bill
O240

True, they were injected.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-27-2015, 01:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,346
Posted By RV9A Bill
O240

They were also used in the diamond eclipse.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-13-2015, 09:12 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 6,560
Posted By RV9A Bill
Config

9a, slider, fixed pitch, fuel injected, 180, one electronic ign., one mag.
Forum: RV-10 07-31-2015, 08:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,483
Posted By RV9A Bill
Washer wrenches

Another builder who found washer wrenches to be valuable.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-27-2015, 04:11 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,402
Posted By RV9A Bill
How many RVs

Does anyone know how many RVs were at Osh? Lots, of course. But curious as to how many.
RV9A Bill
Forum: RV-10 07-14-2015, 07:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,230
Posted By RV9A Bill
Fairings on belly

One solution is to put nutplates on the exterior skin. Use stainless pop rivets to anchor the nutplates.
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