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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-19-2021, 02:00 PM
Replies: 199
Views: 11,360
Posted By rockwoodrv9
I got my LODA today after applying last...

I got my LODA today after applying last Wednesday. I hadn’t included my home airport and I got an email asking for the info. I am currently at KEUL but moving to KTEW in August so he put both on for...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-18-2021, 03:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,172
Posted By rockwoodrv9
If your fan unit had a heat setting, it could...

If your fan unit had a heat setting, it could work for pre heat too. You could have a separate heating unit you switch in the winter. Great design.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-15-2021, 08:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,142
Posted By rockwoodrv9
Scott, I will be heading from Caldwell KEUL mid...

Scott,
I will be heading from Caldwell KEUL mid August for central Michigan. My plan so far is to go to Poky, then to Rock Springs and on to Lincoln NB day one, then to Howell MI the next day mostly...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-15-2021, 09:38 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,252
Posted By rockwoodrv9
Some airplanes, even ones built with love are a...

Some airplanes, even ones built with love are a tool for the owner. Not a pet. But, there is no excuse for not taking care of it and making sure the control surfaces are not damaged and it is always...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-12-2021, 08:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 718
Posted By rockwoodrv9
What is that for? Never seen it on a plane. There...

What is that for? Never seen it on a plane. There sure isn’t one on mine!
Forum: Reviews 07-08-2021, 12:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 537
Posted By rockwoodrv9
Antisplat Foot Bar

I have seen posts on the antisplat foot exit bar and decided to get one. My plane is in Idaho and my friend Chuck is finishing the phase 1 flights. I had it sent to Chuck and he installed it. n his...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-05-2021, 03:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 534
Posted By rockwoodrv9
Cross countrys - fly over HWY 80?

I have never planned a long cross country and looking for suggestions. I will be bringing my plane from KEUL - Idaho to KOZW - Howell Michigan.

This is a first go for a flight route not considering...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-04-2021, 06:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 534
Posted By rockwoodrv9
Thanks Mike. Im going to get up to you part of...

Thanks Mike. Im going to get up to you part of the world one of these days!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-03-2021, 09:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 534
Posted By rockwoodrv9
Thanks Gene. I think you may have a better route...

Thanks Gene. I think you may have a better route going below the lake. I still want to see Jackson Hole and Yellowstone but them may head south below Chicago.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-03-2021, 03:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 534
Posted By rockwoodrv9
I have a friend there that will let me store my...

I have a friend there that will let me store my plane there until I find a permanent place. He has an L-39 so it may be a little intimating sharing the hangar!!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-03-2021, 03:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 534
Posted By rockwoodrv9
Thanks JC! Cody is a really cool place. That...

Thanks JC! Cody is a really cool place. That whole part of the country is hard to believe. I really miss the mountains. We lived in Snowmass CO for many years before moving to Boise area. As a kid, I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-03-2021, 02:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 534
Posted By rockwoodrv9
Hey Chris. You should contact Chuck and go for a...

Hey Chris. You should contact Chuck and go for a flight. They are past 30 closing in on the rest pretty quickly. I am about to get the big grin!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-03-2021, 01:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 534
Posted By rockwoodrv9
KEUL ID to KOZW Howell, MI route suggestions

My plane is just finishing up phase 1 in Caldwell Idaho and I will be moving it to Michigan next month. I am looking for suggestions of a good route with fun stuff to see.

I cant imagine legs of...
Forum: RV-10 06-30-2021, 02:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,051
Posted By rockwoodrv9
Consider CPVC, especially for smaller sizes. It...

Consider CPVC, especially for smaller sizes. It holds it position and will withstand abrasion better than pex. Guessing it appears to be a little lighter than pex but Im sure that depends on sizes....
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 06-29-2021, 01:42 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,428
Posted By rockwoodrv9
Very nice tribute Smoky. Im glad you have good...

Very nice tribute Smoky. Im glad you have good memories of your father.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-24-2021, 01:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,752
Posted By rockwoodrv9
I enjoy getting an email when my plane takes off...

I enjoy getting an email when my plane takes off and lands and I love watching it on flight tracking. My plane is in Idaho having it's 40 hours flown off and I am in Michigan so it is almost like I...
Forum: RV-9/9A 06-23-2021, 08:28 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,655
Posted By rockwoodrv9
I dont think there are any performance losses...

I dont think there are any performance losses having the larger tanks. Only when there is fuel in those tanks - same as baggage or a bike. If you need the fuel you are willing to have some loss early...
Forum: Fiberglass 06-17-2021, 06:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,534
Posted By rockwoodrv9
Larry, I am probably reading this wrong, but you...

Larry,
I am probably reading this wrong, but you should not add new resin and hardener to an existing mixed batch - or even used container.

I learned that in my boat building days the hard way!
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-13-2021, 09:39 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,414
Posted By rockwoodrv9
The cost of any tool is not what you pay for it...

The cost of any tool is not what you pay for it but the difference in what you pay and what you can sell it for. Once you own it you have an asset. No different than a house or car.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-09-2021, 12:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 984
Posted By rockwoodrv9
My aeroleds went together nicely but I do...

My aeroleds went together nicely but I do remember it was a little fiddly to get the mounting done. I may have installed the lights on the bracket off the plane first to make sure I could do it....
Forum: RV-14 06-07-2021, 10:13 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,289
Posted By rockwoodrv9
I have been in construction and development of...

I have been in construction and development of everything from tree forts to redeveloping a Colorado ski resort. One thing I almost never hear is I wish I got the cheaper tool, cabinets, counters or...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 06-06-2021, 09:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,201
Posted By rockwoodrv9
Funny thing, when we first came to Michigan I had...

Funny thing, when we first came to Michigan I had a totally different understanding what a pastie was.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-02-2021, 08:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 516
Posted By rockwoodrv9
I used some CPVC pipe. I think it was 3/8" but...

I used some CPVC pipe. I think it was 3/8" but maybe 1/2"? I cut it about 4 inches longer than the opening between the ribs so I could slide then through. I put a coupling on the end to keep them...
Forum: RV-9/9A 05-24-2021, 08:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 848
Posted By rockwoodrv9
You learn pretty quick how to get it off. It is...

You learn pretty quick how to get it off. It is easy if you dont care about the paint! Ha! Blankets help and making the cut out in the bottom a bit bigger does make a big difference - even if you...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 05-16-2021, 08:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 559
Posted By rockwoodrv9
Great detail in your video. The 4k is worth the...

Great detail in your video. The 4k is worth the fire sizes but does make it harder to send. I would love to know your camera system and mount locations. Getting the audio is great too. I was going to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-26-2021, 11:20 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,333
Posted By rockwoodrv9
When I kept screwing up rivets, I had a friend...

When I kept screwing up rivets, I had a friend come over and work with me. It made a huge difference. See if you can get another builder to drive a few with you and I bet it will help.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-20-2021, 05:55 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,723
Posted By rockwoodrv9
The cost of a plane, car, tool, or anything is...

The cost of a plane, car, tool, or anything is the difference between what you pay for it and what you can sell it for. Cost to operate needs to be considered and the 14 will cost more per hour to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-14-2021, 11:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 876
Posted By rockwoodrv9
I know Catto has about as much business as they...

I know Catto has about as much business as they can handle and with so many options, there isn't a standard model they could offer.
Forum: Close Calls / Lessons Learned 04-03-2021, 07:22 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 10,263
Posted By rockwoodrv9
Randy, The line in the video that caught my...

Randy,
The line in the video that caught my attention was: I am IFR Rated. You are most likely able to tell your story because of that. Thanks for posting.

As I watched the clouds get thicker and...
Forum: RV-10 03-28-2021, 07:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,254
Posted By rockwoodrv9
I cant answer which would be best but can offer...

I cant answer which would be best but can offer some ideas for you to consider.

1. There is a crapload of work in building the fuselage. It is disappointing they cant even give you a date for the qb...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-10-2021, 10:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 815
Posted By rockwoodrv9
EDIT : I just got off the phone with support and...

EDIT : I just got off the phone with support and got it worked out. I only had to buy 1 database. It was my error in how I was trying to add devices rather than purchase database. Now I can update...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-10-2021, 09:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 815
Posted By rockwoodrv9
G3X Database Update purchase for Each Unit?

I went to update my databases for my dual screen G3x panel and Garmin said I had to purchase databases for each unit. My understanding was I only had to purchase one update per system, not per unit....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-06-2021, 08:04 PM
Replies: 1,854
Views: 563,138
Posted By rockwoodrv9
OK Steve, now we want to see a video of the...

OK Steve, now we want to see a video of the changing lights! Ha!! Looks great.
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-07-2021, 03:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,340
Posted By rockwoodrv9
Chad, I downloaded the new manual but I havent...

Chad,
I downloaded the new manual but I havent seen anything about a caution if I am just using the VP-Sport. Is the update just for the PPS system?

Thanks for the update.
Forum: Flight Testing 02-02-2021, 02:07 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,422
Posted By rockwoodrv9
I worked 8 years on my plane and finally finished...

I worked 8 years on my plane and finally finished it. I do not have the experience to do a first flight and lucky I have a couple friends who not only did the first flight but are doing the testing....
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 02-02-2021, 08:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,808
Posted By rockwoodrv9
Check with flyinmonque. He is from that area. He...

Check with flyinmonque. He is from that area. He gave me my first ride in an RV.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-01-2021, 07:46 AM
Replies: 1,854
Views: 563,138
Posted By rockwoodrv9
Steve, what is the span for the beam and what...

Steve, what is the span for the beam and what size did you use? Looks like it will be a nice place to put all the crapola you probably dont need but your wife insists on keeping!!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-31-2021, 11:42 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 36,053
Posted By rockwoodrv9
This was finished and flown at my home airport -...

This was finished and flown at my home airport - KEUL, Caldwell Idaho. I was lucky enough to watch what I think was their first flight. I have a video of it somewhere.

It was interesting watching...
Forum: Aircraft Camping 01-21-2021, 08:35 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,159
Posted By rockwoodrv9
ZuGo Elect bikes

I just had a friend send me a link for this bike. It is a ZuGo. Weighs about 70 lbs. It may not fit, but taken apart, it looks like it may be close. Does anyone have any experience with these bikes?...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-27-2020, 02:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,444
Posted By rockwoodrv9
Was it the new design copied from the 14 and 10...

Was it the new design copied from the 14 and 10 with the damper? I believe it just came out this year or late last year. I don’t think it fit the 6, but not sure.

Look up June 2019 SL 19-04-30 for...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-27-2020, 12:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,444
Posted By rockwoodrv9
For the new mod, I think it may only be 7-9 and...

For the new mod, I think it may only be 7-9 and they are the same. Do they have it for the 6 too? I plan to install it in the future.
Forum: Painting your RV 12-27-2020, 10:10 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,792
Posted By rockwoodrv9
Very nice. I love the silver paint.

Very nice. I love the silver paint.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-22-2020, 11:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 724
Posted By rockwoodrv9
Any art over England

https://www.foxnews.com/travel/pilot-draws-pac-man-ghost-flight-route-england

Looks like an RV 8 was having some fun!

That was typed as RV Art. Sometimes spell check sucks!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-18-2020, 08:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,475
Posted By rockwoodrv9
My finished and flying 9A has more miles on a...

My finished and flying 9A has more miles on a trailer than in the air! It only has 3 flights so far, but it went from qb stage in OR to Colorado, to Idaho, back to Colorado, then back to Idaho where...
Forum: Fiberglass 12-16-2020, 07:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,868
Posted By rockwoodrv9
Paint it Dave and dont wear socks when you fly...

Paint it Dave and dont wear socks when you fly it. You will still save weight and it will look nice!
Forum: Alternative Engines 12-14-2020, 09:16 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 9,038
Posted By rockwoodrv9
The charging availability could be worked out...

The charging availability could be worked out pretty easy in many of the mid size airports. We put them in at all of our apartments and most of our developments. They are not that expensive and we...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-13-2020, 01:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,612
Posted By rockwoodrv9
That is what mine does - and it exceeds what they...

That is what mine does - and it exceeds what they say is min. Im ok buying a system strictly for FS - including 2 or 3 monitors for a full experience. Maybe a desktop stand alone system is the way to...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-13-2020, 10:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,612
Posted By rockwoodrv9
A bit off topic, but any recommendation for a...

A bit off topic, but any recommendation for a laptop or system for the new FS? I downloaded all 150gb and it will not play on my nearly new Dell XPS 16gb system. I thought about just getting an x box...
Forum: Acts of Charity (using your RV) 12-12-2020, 08:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,055
Posted By rockwoodrv9
Nice Steve. That is great.

Nice Steve. That is great.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-03-2020, 01:57 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 166,012
Posted By rockwoodrv9
I think those are layers if it is in the location...

I think those are layers if it is in the location I believe you are showing.
Forum: RV-14 11-28-2020, 06:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,873
Posted By rockwoodrv9
Brian, that is great. I bet it was one of the...

Brian, that is great. I bet it was one of the most rewarding things you have done. Congratulations and have a great phase 1.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-19-2020, 07:32 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,609
Posted By rockwoodrv9
Thanks Gary. I did pass my inspection and had the...

Thanks Gary.
I did pass my inspection and had the first flight earlier this month. I only had one item to tighten - and as much as I hate to have Vic see this, it was a lose jam nut. I can guarantee...
Forum: Fiberglass 11-13-2020, 06:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,453
Posted By rockwoodrv9
Here are a few pics of my plenum. PM me your...

Here are a few pics of my plenum. PM me your email me if you have any questions. Have fun.
Forum: Fiberglass 11-13-2020, 05:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,453
Posted By rockwoodrv9
I also was able to talk Bill into doing a plenum...

I also was able to talk Bill into doing a plenum for my 0-320. Bill had to make a few mods and I reworked the round inlets but the main body fit perfect. I have seen some nice plenums and mine is one...
Forum: RV-14 11-12-2020, 04:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,271
Posted By rockwoodrv9
I can set my G3x to look like round gages. I like...

I can set my G3x to look like round gages. I like that look too but prefer no moving parts.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-10-2020, 09:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,537
Posted By rockwoodrv9
If it is like mine, I use a 6 inch piece of hinge...

If it is like mine, I use a 6 inch piece of hinge pin sharpened to pop the spring out to adjust.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-10-2020, 09:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,022
Posted By rockwoodrv9
Thanks for the video Chris. I can't wait to get...

Thanks for the video Chris. I can't wait to get out there and go up!
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-09-2020, 10:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,530
Posted By rockwoodrv9
Using the wood spar will give you a good place to...

Using the wood spar will give you a good place to tie down the plane too. Make it at least a foot exposed and when it is bolted with the spar bolts, you should be fine. When I moved mine with the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-09-2020, 10:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,022
Posted By rockwoodrv9
Thats right Dennis! I had forgotten that. They...

Thats right Dennis! I had forgotten that. They were naked in the wind in this flight. Im going to wait for the pants for after the 40.

Thanks for reminding me about this.
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-09-2020, 07:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,530
Posted By rockwoodrv9
Yes. I had the wings off on my 9A many times...

Yes. I had the wings off on my 9A many times while it was on the gear. Im sure the 7A is the same. It is a PITA and I would not want to do it, but it can be done.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-07-2020, 02:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,022
Posted By rockwoodrv9
I do remember you Lars. Great to hear you are...

I do remember you Lars. Great to hear you are close. Email me and i will send you some helpful info I got on the registration process. It took me 3 tries so o have a lot of practice!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-07-2020, 10:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,022
Posted By rockwoodrv9
First Flight Video RV 9A

The first flight in my plane was a bit different than most. I am in Michigan for a project nd my plane was in Idaho. My friend Chuck B did the last few PITA items and I went out for the DAR...
Forum: RV-9/9A 11-06-2020, 06:42 PM
Replies: 421
Views: 460,689
Posted By rockwoodrv9
Thanks Mike! I really wish I had been able to be...

Thanks Mike! I really wish I had been able to be there. I have chase plane video coming to me this evening. I cant wait to see it!
Forum: RV-9/9A 11-06-2020, 06:31 PM
Replies: 421
Views: 460,689
Posted By rockwoodrv9
First Flight today

My friend had the first flight today in my plane. He said it flew straight and true. No issues. #3 cylinder was a bit warm but never got over 400. They will start flying the EAA test cards off now....
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