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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-31-2020, 06:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 740
Posted By prkaye
Canadian source for MS27215-2 Dessicant plugs

The “Dyhdrator plugs” that Aircraft spruce sells are poor quality and design (fragile, flimsy metal clip to retain fragile glass tube).
The MS27215-2 Dessicant plugs made by ProtekAir appear to be...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-14-2020, 06:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,831
Posted By prkaye
PHILLIPS 66® AVIATION ANTI-RUST OIL 20W-50

For winter storage (I don't fly in the winter here in Canada.... to cold and too much snow!), I have used Aeroshell 2F for years. It is not available now (at least not conveniently). Aeroshell 2XN...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-30-2019, 12:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,088
Posted By prkaye
Well the data doesn't lie.... I should be flying...

Well the data doesn't lie.... I should be flying my RV at least twice as much as I have been! I've only been averaging a little less than 40 hours per year, in the 9 years I've been flying my -9A. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-29-2019, 10:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,088
Posted By prkaye
How many RV hours per year?

I'm not sure if anyone has done a poll on this... I didn't see one on a quick thread search. Interested to see how many hours, on average, RV owners are putting on their airplanes each year!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-22-2019, 02:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,365
Posted By prkaye
Ok, this is weird. It magically started working...

Ok, this is weird. It magically started working again.
The issue with the lamp was a fuse. Fixed that. then I pulled the plane out and fired it up again, and the alternator worked normally. Good...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-22-2019, 10:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,365
Posted By prkaye
how to test my alternator?

I just completed some panel work. When I started the plane up again after the work, my Alternator-out indicator light did not extinguish after starting the plane. I double-checked that the wires to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-11-2019, 01:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,615
Posted By prkaye
Axle spacers?

Another builder has been very kind and allowed me to try his wheels with the mod, that he is not using. I have a question about installing the wheels with the antisplat mod. Do I still use the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-11-2019, 11:35 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,429
Posted By prkaye
I used to use XPlane (version 9), which was very...

I used to use XPlane (version 9), which was very good. I just had a basic joystick, saitek throttle quadrant and CH-Pedals Rudder pedals. I just read the other day that Microsoft is bringing back...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-11-2019, 09:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,207
Posted By prkaye
I've got the quadrant physically mounted, and the...

I've got the quadrant physically mounted, and the cables from Vans will arrive in a few days. One thing I haven't been able to puzzle through ahead of time is how the cable movement will work at the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-03-2019, 10:38 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,265
Posted By prkaye
bead breaking

Wait a minute... what does it mean to "break the bead"? Does this mean to actually cut the rubber? Or does it just mean to push the tire off the wheel?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-02-2019, 11:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 641
Posted By prkaye
splashed drinks??

splashed drinks??
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-02-2019, 11:26 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,265
Posted By prkaye
After my experience, and reading some of these...

After my experience, and reading some of these replies about breaking the bead, I'm amazed that some people are able to remove and flip their tires after asymmetric tread-wear and re-install them!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-02-2019, 08:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,615
Posted By prkaye
antisplat main wheel bearing mod

I'm looking for some reviews of the antisplat main wheel bearing mod. I have many of their products, including the nosewheel bearing mod, and have always been happy. The main wheel bearing mod is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-02-2019, 08:21 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,265
Posted By prkaye
Removing tires

I'm doing my second tire change now since I finished my RV-9A, 9 years ago. My last tire change was about 4.5 years ago. This time I found separating the wheels from the tires was almost...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-16-2019, 01:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,222
Posted By prkaye
my automotoive headrest addition

I love my Classic Aero Designs Sportsman seats, but I always wanted headrests. Don't ask me why (I'll probably tell you I like the look of them, and then get flamed for my misplaced priorities). I...
Forum: RV-9/9A 09-12-2019, 07:41 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 12,707
Posted By prkaye
cross brace too long?

I'm installing the mod now (RV-9A slider). I'm finding the cross brace is just a touch too long to fit. Did anyone else find this?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-19-2019, 06:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,461
Posted By prkaye
The taller panel won't work for me, as I made a...

The taller panel won't work for me, as I made a modular panel (I've been flying behind it for 9 years). To do I want I want, I need to hang a separate horizontal strip below the existing panel.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-19-2019, 02:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,028
Posted By prkaye
I once inadvertently ended up in very heavy rain....

I once inadvertently ended up in very heavy rain. It was scary. The result was that my Catto composite prop had the leading-edges torn up. I've since replaced the prop with a Catto prop with...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-19-2019, 02:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,461
Posted By prkaye
extension below panel

I'm looking at doing some panel mods. Some side-by-side RV's have installed a horizontal strip across the the bottom of their panel, about 2" wide, for mounting various switches, push-pull knobs...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-19-2019, 05:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,207
Posted By prkaye
cable travel

Thanks guys!
I noticed that the quadrant says it has a cable travel length of 2.375". The cables from Vans have a cable travel length of 2.125". I'm assuming this is OK, just means the quadrant...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-18-2019, 01:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,207
Posted By prkaye
cable for DJM quadrant

I'm planning to replace my push/pull throttle and mixture controls with a DJM quadrant. Could somebody point me to the spruce part number for the correct type of throttle/mixture cable that will...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-27-2018, 10:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,399
Posted By prkaye
That's a shame that he's not doing RV lines any...

That's a shame that he's not doing RV lines any more... I bought a set of fuel and brake lines from Bonaco about 10 years ago, and they've been fantastic. I'll check out TS Flightlines, thanks!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-27-2018, 10:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,399
Posted By prkaye
Bonaco?

Is Bonaco Hoses still operating? Their online catalogue is only current as of 2015, and I haven't gotten a response to an email inquiry.
One of my copper primer lines broke near the cylinder, and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-15-2017, 09:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,673
Posted By prkaye
Man, that sucks. Have any of you flown into...

Man, that sucks. Have any of you flown into Porters Lake before? It's private, prior permission required...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-14-2017, 06:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,673
Posted By prkaye
halifax

I'm flying down to Halifax with a buddy next week. I've never flown in there. What airport is my best bet for flying in and parking my RV for a couple of nights, with taxi service to downtown...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-11-2017, 09:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,209
Posted By prkaye
rocker switches

For anybody with experience with these rocker switches, can a row of these be installed edge to edge in a single long rectangular panel cutout, or do I need separate cutouts for each...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-29-2017, 01:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,112
Posted By prkaye
Tekcoup 20" folding bike..?

Anybody know if this bike would fit in the back of an RV-9A...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-10-2017, 08:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,666
Posted By prkaye
another option?

Since the cap on my dip-stick is fine, I can still use it to seal the filler tube. To measure the oil level, perhaps there's no real reason I need an official dip-stick attached to the cap. Is there...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-29-2017, 09:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,666
Posted By prkaye
another option?

Since the cap on my dip-stick is fine, I can still use it in flight. To measure the oil level, it occurs to me that for measuring oil level there's no reason I need an expensive dip-stick attached...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-19-2017, 03:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,666
Posted By prkaye
wow

hmmm. I think I should look for a MacGyver solution like you have proposed. I just got a quote for a replacement dip stick... $122CAD! Absolutely crazy for what it is.
I wonder I could just have the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-19-2017, 07:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,666
Posted By prkaye
replacement oil dip stick

My oil dip stick broke (snapped at the place where I had scored an oil-level mark on it years ago). It's now too short, so I need to replace it. Other than the length, are these standard (the same...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-04-2017, 01:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 864
Posted By prkaye
replacing icom ribbon cable

I got my replacement ribbon cable for my ICOM A-210. I was surprised that the cable doesn't have any kind of connector on the ends. How do I replace this? Do I need a special tool?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-01-2017, 10:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,165
Posted By prkaye
tapping for 6-32

The 6-32 tap I got says to use a #36 drill for the pilot hole. The closest fractional size is 7/64... will this be ok, or will it be too big? this is for the small screws to hold the dynon heated...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-21-2017, 09:10 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,865
Posted By prkaye
maybe ribbon cable?

So yesterday on a x-country the same issue recurred where my side-tone stopped working (I couldn't hear myself when transmitting). I found that by pushing on the faceplate of the radio itself, that...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-18-2017, 09:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,294
Posted By prkaye
paint

any recommendations for what kind of paint to use on this after stripping/cleaning?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-18-2017, 07:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,212
Posted By prkaye
dynon radio/intercom with no skyview?

Do any of you know if the Dynon COM radio and intercom units can be used independently, without a skyview system?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-18-2017, 07:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,294
Posted By prkaye
To verify that the cracks are only in the...

To verify that the cracks are only in the paint/powder-coat, do you recommend that I chip/peel away the coating around those cracks to get a closer look underneath?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-18-2017, 06:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,294
Posted By prkaye
cracks in Engine mount PC

Doing my annual recently I noticed these cracks in the Engine Mount finish... I assume these cracks are only in the Powder Coat, but I thought I'd post them here for opinions... should I be worried...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-18-2017, 06:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,710
Posted By prkaye
Ok, thanks guys!

Ok, thanks guys!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-12-2017, 07:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,710
Posted By prkaye
Dynon Skyview SE vs D-180

I have a Dynon D-180 FlightDEK unit. This is an older generation unit, before the Skyview line came out. I'm not necessarily looking to replace it just yet, but I've been looking at the current...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-12-2017, 07:00 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,546
Posted By prkaye
Edenvale

Edenvale (near Barrie ON) has Shell V-Power. It's a great little spot to stop, because they have a great little restaurant right by the fuel pumps... it's definitely a higher quality restaurant than...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-12-2017, 06:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,370
Posted By prkaye
Actually, coincidentally I heard back yesterday...

Actually, coincidentally I heard back yesterday afternoon - the replacement is in the mail :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-11-2017, 07:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,370
Posted By prkaye
Dynon heated pitot AD - no acknowedgement

I filled out the form for the Dynon heated pitot replacement AD about a week and a half ago. I haven't heard anything back by way of acknowledgement or time estimate from the company. I emailed...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-11-2017, 07:35 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,865
Posted By prkaye
No, I didn't change that setting, nor any setting...

No, I didn't change that setting, nor any setting in the menus. It just started working again after a few minutes of running.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-11-2017, 06:48 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,865
Posted By prkaye
Strange A210 radio issue

I have an ICOM A210 Com radio. After some panel maintenance, when I fired everything up again, it was all working except that I couldn't hear my own transmissions when I hit the PTT. I could hear...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-21-2017, 04:08 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 874
Posted By prkaye
pdf -9a plans

does anybody have a copy of the -9A plans in electronic format they would be willing to send me?

** disregard - I just discovered that Vans now sells PDF plans on a USB flash Drive ***
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-19-2017, 06:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,199
Posted By prkaye
thanks!

Thanks guys! I'm going to try to source the correct Helicoil part and give that a try :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-17-2017, 02:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,199
Posted By prkaye
if I go with a helicoil, any tips for the...

if I go with a helicoil, any tips for the specifications of what part to get? The fork is just under 3/8" thick there, so I figure I need a helicoil of that depth. Anybody know what the thread on...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-17-2017, 02:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,199
Posted By prkaye
stripped threads in nosewheel fork

I cross-threaded and stripped the threads in the hole in the nosewheel fork where the allen-screw goes in for attaching the wheelpant and holding the towbar. There's obviously no room for a nut...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-03-2016, 06:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,862
Posted By prkaye
Thanks Tim!

Thanks for your offer Tim! I just sent you a PM.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-02-2016, 05:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,862
Posted By prkaye
The pin pulled out with the wire attached. ...

The pin pulled out with the wire attached. Unfortunately, the wire then got accidentally cut and is lost. So I need to get/install a new pin, and connect a new wire to it.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-02-2016, 04:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,862
Posted By prkaye
replacing pin on D-SUB harness

I was taking my panel apart today to do some work, and in the process of removing the Dynon D-180, one of the female pins pulled out of the EMS 37-pin D-Sub female harness (the +5V Excitation pin). ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-13-2016, 08:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,499
Posted By prkaye
-9A inst panel part number?

Does anybody know off-hand the part number for the -9A instrument panel? (no cutouts, just the big blank piece of aluminum that is pre-cut/flanged to the correct shape)
Vans catalogue doesn't seem...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-13-2016, 07:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,513
Posted By prkaye
AirGizmos Aera 500 dock

I'm looking at AirGizmos Aera 500 Dock. I'm trying to visualize how the Aera crade (the connector/clip that comes with the Aera that holds the Aera in place and provides the power connection). The...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-05-2016, 12:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,607
Posted By prkaye
Problem with FltPlan Go app

I just got an Android phone (new ZTE Axon 7) and put the FltPlan Go app on it. I've been having a problem that every time I start the app it says "Internet Required... you need an internet...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-05-2016, 11:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,913
Posted By prkaye
Thanks guys. I guess I just expected the battery...

Thanks guys. I guess I just expected the battery to last longer than 6 years. I'll get a new one, and double-check all connections when I install it.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-05-2016, 08:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,913
Posted By prkaye
Trouble starting

The last couple of flights when starting the cranking has been very sluggish. This morning it was barely turning over, but I got it started. I did a 25 min flight and the EFIS was reporting a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-14-2016, 05:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,181
Posted By prkaye
10 year VAF veteran

i realized today that my join-date for vaf forums was june 2006. ive been a part of the family for 10 years :). i've now been flying my RV for longer than i spent building it (in terms of years, not...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-29-2016, 09:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,073
Posted By prkaye
Woodstock ontario

Have any of you flown into Woodstock Ontario? It has a gravel runway... Wondering if it would be in suitable condition for an A-model...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-03-2015, 04:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,361
Posted By prkaye
Thanks... the plane was actually un-cowled (both...

Thanks... the plane was actually un-cowled (both upper and lower cowls removed) during the ground run. CHT never got above 350 and EGT barely to 1100... is the vapour lock theory still likely given...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-03-2015, 02:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,361
Posted By prkaye
yep, everything was normal other than it suddenly...

yep, everything was normal other than it suddenly quitting when I pulled back to idle. When I re-started and idled with the boost pump on there was no issue.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-02-2015, 04:20 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,190
Posted By prkaye
Change to 2F without filter change

Another 2F question. After I drained the old oil out I realized I didn't have any new oil filters. So I decided to add the 2F anyway, without changing the filter. I assume the old oil in the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-02-2015, 04:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,361
Posted By prkaye
engine quit on idle after change to 2F

I did my final flight of the season today, and everything ran fine. After the flight I changed the oil to Aeroshell 2F (plus as quart of Vanguard) and did a 15 minute ground run. The oil got up to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-15-2015, 04:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,137
Posted By prkaye
Used 3/4" copper pipe and it worked like a charm....

Used 3/4" copper pipe and it worked like a charm. Just have to paint it black.

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