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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-20-2019, 12:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,090
Posted By rv9aviator
Rv6 for sale

I am first in line to buy an rv6 partially completed kit in GA. A fellow from Ocala Florida looked at it a day or so ago but didnt buy it. It is a 13 hour drive for me and i would really like to talk...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-14-2015, 03:31 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 961
Posted By rv9aviator
Bump. Looks like the stands are lost. I made them...

Bump. Looks like the stands are lost. I made them out of rectangular steel tubing like the fellow in Australia and sure would like them back.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-11-2015, 10:45 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 961
Posted By rv9aviator
Looking for builder in Arkansas

I loaned a set of wing stands to a fellow that I believe was in South Arkansas. This was several years ago now. I am helping a friend build an RV8 and would like to get these back but I don't...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-20-2014, 10:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,914
Posted By rv9aviator
I thinned Epoxy with alcohol and painted the...

I thinned Epoxy with alcohol and painted the inside. Worked fine.
Forum: RV-9/9A 08-15-2013, 06:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,077
Posted By rv9aviator
I bet your right Squeak. When I left the plane...

I bet your right Squeak. When I left the plane with him it was the only time I ever left bugs on the plane.:)
Forum: RV-9/9A 08-14-2013, 08:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,450
Posted By rv9aviator
Jay, you're right about time passing fast. Too...

Jay, you're right about time passing fast. Too fast sometimes. Thanks to you I got to fly a lot sooner than I would have. Look me up if you pass through HRO.
Forum: COMM 08-14-2013, 05:40 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,966
Posted By rv9aviator
Hi Mel, I really really like my Halo but I still...

Hi Mel, I really really like my Halo but I still keep a David Clark set in the plane. I use the David Clark if I'm just going to fly for 30 minutes or so. It is just easier to throw on a regular...
Forum: RV-9/9A 08-14-2013, 05:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,450
Posted By rv9aviator
I wish I could have met you and your wife in...

I wish I could have met you and your wife in better times Bob. I can understand the emotional ties you have with your plane. I didn't have that so much with the building of mine. My wife of 44 years...
Forum: RV-9/9A 08-13-2013, 06:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,450
Posted By rv9aviator
Thanks Vlad. Not sure what the future holds. I'm...

Thanks Vlad. Not sure what the future holds. I'm just going to think about this for a while and see what direction to go. I will say one thing about building the RV9, I paid for everything as I went...
Forum: RV-9/9A 08-13-2013, 03:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,450
Posted By rv9aviator
Just before my Last flight in my RV-9A

http://www.jimsairplanes.com/Doug%27s%20hat.jpg
I sold my RV-9A to a great guy in Indiana and delivered it to him last Sunday. He and his Dad are planning lots of exploring together. I spent nearly 8...
Forum: Alternative Engines 08-07-2013, 02:55 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,300
Posted By rv9aviator
I remember at least one of the Dawn Patrol guys...

I remember at least one of the Dawn Patrol guys having a Biplane with a Yamaha Virago Vtwin engine on it. You might google that for some information.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-16-2013, 05:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 7,990
Posted By rv9aviator
That is one of the reasons I come here every day....

That is one of the reasons I come here every day. Every RV owner should be a part of the forum if for no other reason than posts like this. Every time a problem or concern is posted it gives us all a...
Forum: RV-10 07-16-2013, 04:58 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,661
Posted By rv9aviator
Mel, did ever think about doing stand up comedy?...

Mel, did ever think about doing stand up comedy? :D

Oh, Congratulations on the salmon slip!
Forum: RV-9/9A 07-14-2013, 07:01 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 796
Posted By rv9aviator
Carlisle Ar. Fly-In

Yesterday I flew from my home base (Hro) down to Carlisle, Ar ( just east of Little Rock) for a fly-in breakfast. EAA chapter 122 put on the feed to invite everyone to their new digs. We had a great...
Forum: Electrical Systems 07-12-2013, 10:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,326
Posted By rv9aviator
I just noticed you have a PC 625. I have a PC...

I just noticed you have a PC 625. I have a PC 680 so I wasn't comparing apples to apples.
Forum: Electrical Systems 07-12-2013, 12:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,326
Posted By rv9aviator
I have a B&C Starter on my 0-320 150HP and a 680...

I have a B&C Starter on my 0-320 150HP and a 680 battery. It starts fine in cold weather and hot. No problems turning the engine over at all.:)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-12-2013, 12:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,290
Posted By rv9aviator
Hi Bob. Last year I went and had to taxi in the...

Hi Bob. Last year I went and had to taxi in the grass and it was really rough. I saw a Vari-Easy fold the nose gear. :mad:
Forum: Electrical Systems 07-11-2013, 06:42 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,458
Posted By rv9aviator
Here is what I did on my 9A. Automotive fuses. I...

Here is what I did on my 9A. Automotive fuses. I would do it again. Hinged panel tucks up flat under panel. One knob to unscrew to access fuses. My fuse blocks are...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-10-2013, 04:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,801
Posted By rv9aviator
Without the velcro mine won't shade the last 2...

Without the velcro mine won't shade the last 2 inches of the canopy which sometimes really helps depending on the angle of the sun. That last piece of material just hangs down or you have to tuck it...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-07-2013, 12:20 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 8,100
Posted By rv9aviator
I see you have no air dams on the front...

I see you have no air dams on the front cylinders.
Look at the 5th post down.
http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=98710&highlight=cylinder+air+dam
I thought these were always...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-01-2013, 07:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,391
Posted By rv9aviator
Thanks for all the good input. I was only...

Thanks for all the good input.
I was only referring to cruising at a slow speed, not control issues.
Sorry Bob but not ready to enter races. I probably won't attend OSH this year.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-01-2013, 07:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,161
Posted By rv9aviator
I would be interested in what some 9A and 9's do...

I would be interested in what some 9A and 9's do regarding flaps since that is what I fly. I landed at my home airport the other day with a 20 kt. quartering headwind. I used half flaps because of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-29-2013, 09:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,391
Posted By rv9aviator
I always lean, even on the ground. I was running...

I always lean, even on the ground. I was running 50 deg. ROP. I am carbed. I just finished my condition inspection and all the plugs were a light tan color and no lead deposits at all on the top...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-29-2013, 06:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,391
Posted By rv9aviator
Sloooooow flight.

This morning a friend flying an Ercoupe and me in my RV9A flew to a fly in breakfast. I wanted to stay close so I throttled back to just under 1800 RPM and 92 kts. to match his speed. I was burning...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-22-2013, 06:39 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 8,264
Posted By rv9aviator
After using Titeseal light on my RV9A build I...

After using Titeseal light on my RV9A build I decided to try it at work. I now seal all water lines in die cast molds that can reach several hundred degrees F. With Titeseal. I never get leaks now....
Forum: Trip Write-ups 06-22-2013, 10:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,061
Posted By rv9aviator
That is the biggest road case I've ever seen. :D

That is the biggest road case I've ever seen. :D
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-18-2013, 08:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,693
Posted By rv9aviator
I have been flying behind two of TruTrak's EFIS...

I have been flying behind two of TruTrak's EFIS and engine management screens with their high end autopilot for two years and have been totally satisfied. I make aluminum components for them and am...
Forum: RV-10 06-16-2013, 07:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,508
Posted By rv9aviator
I did the same thing after Dan told me about the...

I did the same thing after Dan told me about the fiberfrax and it totally cured the problem. I have dual mufflers and heat muffs on my 9A and the mufflers are real close to the cowl. I painted the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-09-2013, 05:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,664
Posted By rv9aviator
We all went through what you are experiencing...

We all went through what you are experiencing now. I didn't take a class or make a practice kit. I took my new rivet gun over to my a&p And he showed me how to use the gun and what pressure to set...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-09-2013, 12:59 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,175
Posted By rv9aviator
I did the same thing with wrapping a heat shield...

I did the same thing with wrapping a heat shield around part of the muffler. I still had to put down a ceramic blanket covered with stainless heat shield to keep from scorching the cowl. Dan Horton...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-03-2013, 02:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,457
Posted By rv9aviator
Looks great Paul. Now you need some hanging...

Looks great Paul. Now you need some hanging pedals and some nice pedal covers.:D
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-03-2013, 02:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,196
Posted By rv9aviator
You need both EZ turn and titesaeal. Titeseal...

You need both EZ turn and titesaeal. Titeseal light is one of the best sealants I've used on pipe threads. Use EZturn on fuel caps. I tried Parker O-ring lube on the fuel cap O-rings and it went away...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-22-2013, 06:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,500
Posted By rv9aviator
Check your messages!

Check your messages!
Forum: Acts of Charity (using your RV) 05-15-2013, 03:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 13,072
Posted By rv9aviator
SOUP's ON! Well, I guess I should have been a...

SOUP's ON! Well, I guess I should have been a little more understanding. I see it is an threatened species.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-14-2013, 09:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,455
Posted By rv9aviator
Mine went down to $1080 per year for $80,000 hull...

Mine went down to $1080 per year for $80,000 hull damage. Nationair. Just renewed. Rv9a
Forum: RV-10 05-13-2013, 05:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,467
Posted By rv9aviator
I built a slow built 9a and I hate repetition so...

I built a slow built 9a and I hate repetition so if it were me I would buy the quick built wings. I enjoyed building my fuselage but not so much the wings.
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 05-10-2013, 07:04 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,940
Posted By rv9aviator
I have it and it is great. It lets me know when...

I have it and it is great. It lets me know when events are taking place and that's it. When more people learn to submit their events to Social Flight it will be even better.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-08-2013, 09:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,706
Posted By rv9aviator
Nothing that I can remember. I split the...

Nothing that I can remember. I split the connection that goes to the EFIS/AP and came off that to go to the PFD. Ifly said I could have two things connected to the serial output without any issues....
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-08-2013, 08:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,706
Posted By rv9aviator
I have mine hooked up to my Ifly 720 and...

I have mine hooked up to my Ifly 720 and everything works as it should. I bet Lucas will get you squared away.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-08-2013, 08:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,091
Posted By rv9aviator
Doug, you just my Mother-in-Law's day and mine...

Doug, you just my Mother-in-Law's day and mine too. I made one error though. She is 82 years old not 80. :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-07-2013, 08:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,091
Posted By rv9aviator
All she wanted for Mothers Day

My sweet Mother-in-Law asked me yesterday when I was going to take her for an airplane ride. Today we crossed that off the old bucket list. She is 80 years young and had no trouble getting in and out...
Forum: RV-9/9A 05-03-2013, 04:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,294
Posted By rv9aviator
Bob, how do I find out what is involved in the...

Bob, how do I find out what is involved in the Grove race? I've never done anything like that before. Sounds interesting.
My friend got me back into flying in 1994. He bought his kit first then later...
Forum: RV-9/9A 05-03-2013, 04:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,294
Posted By rv9aviator
Vlad, I flew for a year before I could afford...

Vlad, I flew for a year before I could afford paint. It didn't fly a bit better after. ;)
Forum: RV-9/9A 05-03-2013, 04:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,294
Posted By rv9aviator
Thanks guys. I am pretty proud of it. I should...

Thanks guys. I am pretty proud of it. I should have backed up a little more when taking the panel picture. You can't see it but there is a TruTrak Gemini PDF on the left side of the panel too.
Forum: RV-9/9A 05-03-2013, 10:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,294
Posted By rv9aviator
I guess it should have been Razorback RED.:)

I guess it should have been Razorback RED.:)
Forum: RV-9/9A 05-03-2013, 09:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,294
Posted By rv9aviator
Got my plane in Kitplanes.

I finally got around to submitting pictures to Kitplanes for their completions section. This is too cool. Thanks Omar from Kitplanes.
http://kitplanes2.com/blog/2013/05/jim-wright-rv-9a/
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-01-2013, 06:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,611
Posted By rv9aviator
I had a problem with one of my main tires not...

I had a problem with one of my main tires not holding air from the beginning. I tightened the valve core and that didn't help. I replaced the valve stem core and problem solved.
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-29-2013, 07:43 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,825
Posted By rv9aviator
Congratulations and the video was great!...

Congratulations and the video was great! Beautiful plane.:)
Forum: RV-9/9A 04-28-2013, 08:29 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,964
Posted By rv9aviator
Congratulations. Great news. Be safe and enjoy!

Congratulations. Great news. Be safe and enjoy!
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-28-2013, 07:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 7,874
Posted By rv9aviator
My RV9A manual says to inflate the mains to 25...

My RV9A manual says to inflate the mains to 25 lbs. and deflate several times to make sure wrinkles are removed but says nothing about a going to a higher pressure. The nose wheel is inflated to 60...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-28-2013, 08:04 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 7,874
Posted By rv9aviator
Isn't that max. Pressure?

Isn't that max. Pressure?
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-28-2013, 07:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,080
Posted By rv9aviator
I run an Ed Sterba 68-74 wooden prop on my RV9A...

I run an Ed Sterba 68-74 wooden prop on my RV9A with a Lycoming O-320 E3D 150 HP carbed engine. In flight I can get around 2550 rpm. For the price I am pleased with this combination.
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-27-2013, 07:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 7,874
Posted By rv9aviator
I run 35 all around in my 9a. So far so good with...

I run 35 all around in my 9a. So far so good with over 100 hours in the original tires at this time.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-23-2013, 05:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,428
Posted By rv9aviator
Absolutely nothing! I love my 9A

Absolutely nothing! I love my 9A
Forum: RV-9/9A 04-15-2013, 10:23 AM
Replies: 971
Views: 603,118
Posted By rv9aviator
A great big congratulations. I know the feeling....

A great big congratulations. I know the feeling. It took me 7 years and 5 months to finish mine and I had some expert help from Jay Pratt or it would have been even longer. I was also fortunate to...
Forum: Formation Flying 04-13-2013, 06:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,861
Posted By rv9aviator
Sure looked like them to me.

Sure looked like them to me.
Forum: GPS 04-13-2013, 06:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,728
Posted By rv9aviator
Mine is just what you described. It is tightened...

Mine is just what you described. It is tightened enough to stay put but loose enough to move over and get your hand behind. Maybe not the ideal way but I couldn't find anything better at the time and...
Forum: GPS 04-12-2013, 02:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,728
Posted By rv9aviator
vents

I got them from Stein. I think he only sells one premium brand. They are great and will shut off completely.
Forum: GPS 04-12-2013, 11:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,728
Posted By rv9aviator
I made an aluminum box and mounted it in the...

I made an aluminum box and mounted it in the radio shack. I then mounted a Ram mount inside the open box. It lets me move the 720 around some and the aux. battery and cords fit in the box behind the...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-12-2013, 06:29 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,636
Posted By rv9aviator
I bought an Icom A-24 hand held radio so I would...

I bought an Icom A-24 hand held radio so I would have a backup VOR if everything else went toes up on me. Not a very expensive way to have VOR but I've never used it. I also have a backup GPS which...
Forum: Aircraft Camping 04-08-2013, 02:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,673
Posted By rv9aviator
I was there last year and it was a lot of fun. I...

I was there last year and it was a lot of fun. I plan on camping there again this year. They said we could even pitch our tents inside the big hangar if it looks like rain. :)Can't get any better...
Forum: Aircraft Camping 04-08-2013, 09:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,673
Posted By rv9aviator
Thumbs up Camping

I don't know if the dates will work for you but this is a great little fly-in with camping and showers right on Tablerock Lake. Here is the information I copied from our local pilots association...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-23-2013, 03:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 12,943
Posted By rv9aviator
Nylon straps caution too.

Crashes can happen several ways even when no one is around. Never hang airplane parts from cheap ratchet straps where sunlight can reach the straps. I had to build a new elevator because mine fell...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-14-2013, 04:52 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 12,550
Posted By rv9aviator
Social Flight +1

I downloaded SocialFlight App and it is really nice. I get E-mails when event are going to happen in my area. I just got one today for a flyin breakfast that is not 15 minutes flight time and I...
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