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Forum: RV-9/9A 06-19-2016, 06:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,614
Posted By PeteP
Smile Wedgie?

Where can I find info on building or obtaining a wedge for an aileron to correct a slightly heavy left wing?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-13-2016, 12:04 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 34,378
Posted By PeteP
Smile Great news

Hope Mom and Dad and the Pie will soon be back up to peak performance!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-13-2016, 11:54 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,761
Posted By PeteP
Talking RV9A v Cherokee

The "Niner" flies like Cherokee on performance steroids with far less cost to own and maintain!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-13-2016, 08:54 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 15,448
Posted By PeteP
Things do change

I spent the better part of 20 years flying around with a collection of every thing from 38 Cal Combat Masterpieces to 7.62 and 20 MM gatling guns to 40 MM Bofars and even a few days with a 105...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-13-2016, 03:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 8,915
Posted By PeteP
Angry New FAA Special Airworthiness Information Bulletin

Just out today and it could be trouble!

NE-08-32R1...
Forum: RV-9/9A 03-14-2016, 06:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,342
Posted By PeteP
Question Manual trim cable

My manual elevator trim cable has developed about 1/4" sloop in it. The trim tab is sold but when you change trim directions there is about a quarter to half turn dead space before any trim tab...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-22-2016, 08:42 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 24,514
Posted By PeteP
Issue

Scoring looks to be to high up the cylinder wall to be a wrist pin cap. My guess would be a ring or possibly a FOD. :(
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-19-2016, 08:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,647
Posted By PeteP
balance

If you are going to paint it I would not take any weight off until it is painted. Also you will find that if you use manual trim vice electric there is a difference in elevator feel, force and...
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-19-2016, 08:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,995
Posted By PeteP
missing pages

Guess the engineer was into binary or octal (Lame IT joke)
:confused:
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-19-2016, 08:30 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 13,095
Posted By PeteP
Heavy wing

Sure sounds like the aileron rigging got fouled up during the AP install. Go back and re-rig the ailerons starting withe aileron rigging fixture (Stick). After that you can redo the AP servos.
:(
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-07-2016, 09:18 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 13,095
Posted By PeteP
Heavy wing

I have cured several airplanes including my 9A with a couple of turns on the flap push rod. Lower the flap on the heavy wing side and it does work within reason. Major problems with a heavy wing may...
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-28-2015, 08:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,506
Posted By PeteP
Current issues

Tonight I grabbed my trusty screwdriver and attacked the shunt. Found one very slightly loose rig connector on the meter connections but even more significant there was a slight build up of oxide...
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-28-2015, 10:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,506
Posted By PeteP
Plane power alternator

I have a internally regulated Plane Power 60 amp alternator on my O320 RV9A. My questions is for others with the same or similar alternator.

1. Did you install a switch to turn the field current...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-06-2015, 08:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,100
Posted By PeteP
Cool Same here Vlad

Only happens on the Tempest filters. Looks like a poor paint job that can hold up the the heat.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-06-2015, 03:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,068
Posted By PeteP
Question RV-12 near Chesapeake VA

I have a flying RV-9A but my hopes for a medical are pretty dim. Considering selling slash trading for a 12 but because of a fused right knee I need to try one on for size first. Anyone out there...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-14-2015, 03:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,171
Posted By PeteP
Skyview tach hour setting

Curious to know what other might be using for the tach hour accumulation setting on a Sensenich fixed pitch 0320. I started out using 2450 RPM as the setting for accumulating tach hours. It does seem...
Forum: RV-9/9A 07-27-2015, 12:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,936
Posted By PeteP
Wing tips

Vans will say it aint not big deal don't worry about it as it does not effect the flying. Personally couldnt stand it and preformed the wing tip surgery to make them line up.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-05-2015, 07:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,609
Posted By PeteP
Engine CHT question

Have a 10 hr since SMOH O320E3D that has the CHTs run up very rapidly to 425 plus on take off and have to throttle back to keep the temps down for take off climb. Once the engine warms up in flight...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-16-2015, 09:34 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,169
Posted By PeteP
System voltage

I have a Skyview EFIS on my 9A with a O320, Planepower 60 alternator, and a PC680 battery. I see a pretty consistent 14.2 or 14.3 volts on the Skyview volt meter. If my memory serves me correctly I...
Forum: RV-9/9A 06-05-2015, 12:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,015
Posted By PeteP
Proper RPM range on new engine

I have an stock O320E3D in my 9A with 2.6 hrs SMOH and no test stand run in. It is swinging the Vans recommended Sensenich 70CM prop pitched at 77 inches. The engine is complete stock in terms of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-26-2015, 05:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,786
Posted By PeteP
Light Years "Yep"

The light year comment was intentional to indicate that the feds will require you to jump through enough hoops to span a light year before they even consider a written opinion. You and I both know...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-26-2015, 01:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,786
Posted By PeteP
My point is that there a lot of highly qualified...

My point is that there a lot of highly qualified and experienced pilots that have choosen to go the LSA route and maintained currency. Heck, even a CFI / CFII /MEI does not require a medical...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-26-2015, 11:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,786
Posted By PeteP
Additional pilot program

After reading thru the additional pilot information I see no refference to the additional pilot requiring a current medical ceetificate. I talked to the local FSDO andt hey seem to feel that it is a...
Forum: RV-9/9A 05-25-2015, 05:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,416
Posted By PeteP
First flight

RV9A serial # 1072 took flight today at 7:20 AM after a 10 year guestation. Test Pilot reports it was a delight to fly. Couple minor squawks to correct and we will go for round...
Forum: RV-9/9A 05-13-2015, 08:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,768
Posted By PeteP
O320-E3D

I left mine as a stock dual mag E3D. Wanted to make sure that I could run mogas if the price of avgas went completely stupid. Did change out the 3/8 prop lugs to 7/16 lugs to match the Sensenich...
Forum: RV-9/9A 05-10-2015, 07:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,768
Posted By PeteP
O320E3D

Got one in my 9A and it fits just fine. Just got my peach slip and will soon start Phase one soon.
Forum: RV-9/9A 05-07-2015, 07:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,880
Posted By PeteP
Best Idle speed

Knowing the 9 is hard to slow down with a fixed pitch prop I am wondering what idle speed is best used on my fixed pitch O320 9A? I have a rebuilt stock O320-E3D with dual mags / carb and it seems...
Forum: RV-9/9A 05-06-2015, 07:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,136
Posted By PeteP
It's an airplane now

It is an airplane (N27PP) as of today. Now for phase one.......

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Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-20-2015, 07:38 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 7,973
Posted By PeteP
Skybolt fastener adjustment

Starting to adjust my skybolts to the final depth setting. Looks like if you tighten them too snug it will be very difficult to have enought depth to get then to release when removing. Any good tips...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-14-2015, 07:28 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 8,516
Posted By PeteP
Carl, I am in the same boat with a 9A I am just...

Carl,

I am in the same boat with a 9A I am just finishing up. I looked long and hard at selling about 8 months ago but found very few buyers that were interested in building. Most wanted a ready to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-19-2014, 08:36 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,367
Posted By PeteP
Question Skybolt side cowl fasteners

Just received my Skybolt cowl side fastener kit for my 9. The kit includes 20 Skybolt fasteners but aslo has 10 MS #10 floating plate nuts. Where are the plate nuts used? Maybe up front in the tight...
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-05-2014, 07:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,290
Posted By PeteP
Flash back

Way cool Sid. This was a flash back for me... had not heard the "Double Ugly" nickname in a long long time. We are still building here in Tidewater and getting close. I'm calling for my 9A DAR...
Forum: RV-9/9A 12-04-2014, 09:00 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,289
Posted By PeteP
Talking Vans Tach transducer

The version of the Vans transducer I have generates 8 pules per revolution. As the Lycoming accessory section turns at half crankshaft speed I set the Skyview to 4 pulses per revolution (PPR) and all...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-01-2014, 03:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,135
Posted By PeteP
Vans Tach Transducer output

I have a Vans tach transducer installed on my O-320. I see in another older Dynon post that it was believe to generate 1 Pulse per rotation. I am seeing about 4 times the real RPM with a single pulse...
Forum: RV-9/9A 11-30-2014, 04:57 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,289
Posted By PeteP
Vans Tach transducer

I have a Vans tach transducer installed on my O-320. I see in another older Dynon post that it was believe to generate 1 Pulse per rotation. I am seeing about 4 times the real RPM with a single pulse...
Forum: RV-9/9A 11-17-2014, 07:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,876
Posted By PeteP
Marking flap position

For those that have marked their flaps for position can you share your marking method. I am a big supporter of the KISS principal so I am going the no positioning system route.

Pete
Forum: Safety 11-13-2014, 03:35 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 16,019
Posted By PeteP
Rocket ship

I saw a SCUBA tank rupture with about 2300 PSI in it. Went completly thru the roof of the dive shop to points unknown. I used to set and wait for my tank refill, after that I come back and pick it...
Forum: RV-9/9A 10-20-2014, 08:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,300
Posted By PeteP
Wing tip update

I was able to get the left wingtip into alignment and drilled by clamping the aft end to the aileron trailing edge. A little funky at the leading edge but can be worked out. Right wingtip.... another...
Forum: RV-9/9A 10-14-2014, 10:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,300
Posted By PeteP
WIng Tips

Sounds like my mistake lies in fitting the wing tip to conform to the wing and drilling the tip before verfying the aileron match. I have already verified the clearance with the aft spar and aileron...
Forum: RV-9/9A 10-14-2014, 08:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,300
Posted By PeteP
Wing Tips

I am having a bear of a time trying to get the wing tips to align with the ailerons. I have jiged the ailerons to neutral. The left tip is about 1/4" out of align ment but the right wing tip refuse...
Forum: RV-9/9A 10-10-2014, 08:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,381
Posted By PeteP
Finished

Finally finished the lower wing spar nuts after a delay with back issues. Took Vlad's advise and bought a cheap Harbopr Freight air ratchet ( $20). I was able to get a straight unmodified 1/4" open...
Forum: RV-9/9A 10-05-2014, 07:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,201
Posted By PeteP
Gross Wt changes

Mel is right. You have to have the original (current) weight & Balance as well as the Op Spec and AW cert. The original builder of an experimental is the manufacturer of the aircraft and can set the...
Forum: RV-9/9A 09-21-2014, 07:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,381
Posted By PeteP
Thanks for the info

Hung the wings yesterday and all went well. Froze the bolts for two weeks, not sure it really helped. Lubed the bolt holes and bolts with spray silicone lube and sent them home. Top bolts tapped in...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 09-08-2014, 10:39 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 29,167
Posted By PeteP
Mom

Doug... Sorry to hear of your Mom passing. Our family prayers are offer up to you and your family in this difficult time. I know your agony as I lost my Mom a few years back and she had been the wind...
Forum: RV-9/9A 08-29-2014, 11:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,381
Posted By PeteP
Mounting wings

I have previously temp mounted my 9A wing but now this week is the time for the final installation. Any hints or secret handshake on the best sequence of installing those close tolerance bolts?...
Forum: Safety 07-08-2014, 03:58 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,957
Posted By PeteP
Red face It pays to look

As a third year Ag Pilot we were busy as could be right at the peak of the season. I had the loader fill the hopper with my preplanned chemical load and he knew that I always topped of the Ag Husky...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-03-2014, 08:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,590
Posted By PeteP
Wink Herk Memories

I have almost 10,000 Hrs in E's and a little in B's. Looks a lot like a late E with some recent enhancments since I left the old girl in the 80's. God, I actually miss the "SST" Short Stubby...
Forum: RV-9/9A 04-26-2014, 06:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,883
Posted By PeteP
Ipad in a bubble canopy airplane?

I am considering using an Ipad with Foreflight for a moving map system in the 9A. I have heard other say that the Ipad is not very easy to read in bright light like in bubble of a RV-9. I have seen...
Forum: RV-9/9A 04-21-2014, 08:46 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 8,337
Posted By PeteP
Congrats

Great job Bruce. I've been following your build closely as I am about 7 or 8 months behind you on my 9A project. Keep flying and smiling.
Forum: RV-9/9A 03-12-2014, 07:41 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 8,380
Posted By PeteP
Nice!

Steve - Nice job and a clean stalling wing. Thanks for the vid.
Forum: RV-9/9A 03-02-2014, 06:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,666
Posted By PeteP
Cowl exhaust clearance

Final fitting my lower cowl today and discovered that the right exhaust stack only has about 1/2 " clearance between both the engine mount and the cowl no matter how I rotate it. The left stack has...
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-25-2014, 07:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,486
Posted By PeteP
Skybolt fasteners installation question

I have access to a partial Skybolt fastner kit. I want to replace the aft upper cowl hinges with these Skybolt VLok fasteners. I have more that enought floating fasteners (SK245-4) to span the entire...
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-17-2014, 05:13 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 958
Posted By PeteP
Baffels

I would like to lace the left and right aft baffle tapes together at the center. Any suggestion on what material to lace these together?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-12-2014, 08:46 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 29,557
Posted By PeteP
Bolt Failure

From a quick look it seems that the position of the nut and washer would indicate that a significant portion of the bolts threaded area would have been in sheer with the gear mount. I am not a...
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-11-2014, 07:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,377
Posted By PeteP
Flaps for Takeoff

Curious to know how many 9 / 9A drivers use flaps for takeoff. If so how much flaps and what are you thoughts on takeoff flap usage.
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-07-2014, 08:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,283
Posted By PeteP
Fuel Pumps

Here is a link to the Facet web page for their fuel pumps. Note the comment in yellow! Probably more lawyer talk than engineer talk, but who knows they don't reveal the internal design.
...
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-05-2014, 08:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,283
Posted By PeteP
Fuel boost pump

Thanks for all the replies. Actually I am well past the boost pump and all my studies indicate that the Facet pump being a solid state pump does not have a mechanical failure mode like the pumps...
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-03-2014, 09:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,283
Posted By PeteP
Electric fuel pump

I understand that the Facet fuel pump in the kit is a non anti-syphon model that permits fuel flow with a failed pump. Has anyone plumbed in a bypass line around the pump as a safety? Is it necessary?
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 01-09-2014, 07:04 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 11,537
Posted By PeteP
Go in peace BROTHER

I hope you can now reap a large reward for your years of dedication to our country. I read you story with great respect and humility and after three SEA tours it was only by the luck of the draw that...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-05-2013, 02:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,540
Posted By PeteP
Garmin 430 Voltage Question

I recently got a Garmin 430 that has no data tag on it detailing the model number. Is there a way I can tell if it is a 14v or a 28v model?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-25-2013, 07:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,125
Posted By PeteP
Garmin 430 Com board

My 430 Com board went up in smoke this weekend. Anyone know a source for these boards for experimental applications. Garmin will not talk to anyone but a repair station.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-06-2013, 04:41 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 21,145
Posted By PeteP
Smile Speedy Recovery Wishes

Hope it not your dollar handle shoulder! I Suffered thru most of a busy season with Bursitis while trying to make the payment on the then new Thrush. Had the surgery in November and was back in the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-05-2013, 07:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,613
Posted By PeteP
Mistakes

After many airplanes and to many years of building I have determined that is no such thing as a cheap mistake in this game! But you still need to learn from others no matter what.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-30-2013, 08:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,413
Posted By PeteP
G430 intercom

You are correct. I got my hands on a G430 circuit diagram this morning and there is in fact a hot mike circuit in the design. It is of very limited usefullness but does exist.
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