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Forum: Interiors 08-16-2020, 09:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,254
Posted By scrockard
I purchased my gallon of water soluable JetFlex a...

I purchased my gallon of water soluable JetFlex a while back from these guys (Advanced Aircraft Coatings (http://advancedaircraftcoatings.com/jetflex-water-reducible-aircraft-interior-coatings)). At...
Forum: RV-9/9A 07-14-2019, 09:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,026
Posted By scrockard
This is a couple of weeks old thread.. I...

This is a couple of weeks old thread..

I followed a nice pdf design from Stein (https://www.steinair.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/Suggested-Antenna-Placement-RV-7_9.pdf).

I used two of the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-03-2019, 07:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,190
Posted By scrockard
Setting the mixture setting from that supplied...

Setting the mixture setting from that supplied link (http://www.precisionairmotive.com/Publications/SIL%20RS-67.pdf) is extremely important and it frankly took up a lot of time for me on a partially...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-17-2019, 07:08 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,328
Posted By scrockard
DIY Brake bleed pressure pot

Here are two homemade brake bleeder systems made out of local hardware store plumbing parts.

https://sites.google.com/site/vfrflyercom/home/rvpictures/brakebleederpressurepot_sm.png

Large picture...
Forum: RV-9/9A 01-27-2019, 11:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,096
Posted By scrockard
sure - here is a link...

sure - here is a link (https://sites.google.com/site/vfrflyercom/printlist/c665drillguide.zip?attredirects=0&d=1) to my website where I zipped up this old design (2016 vintage).

The original...
Forum: RV-9/9A 10-02-2017, 09:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,759
Posted By scrockard
I knew about the temperature trick. It seemed...

I knew about the temperature trick. It seemed more of a bother so I didnt go that route.

The stp lube was passed onto me as a tip from an old school mechanic. The stuff in stp seems to work well...
Forum: RV-9/9A 10-01-2017, 10:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,759
Posted By scrockard
Installing Wings Notes

For anyone mounting their wings on a RV-9a, this is what worked well for me:
(I wanted to write this up while it's still fresh on my mind)

Inserting the wings (the first time):
I pre-lubed the...
Forum: Safety 12-13-2016, 10:24 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,868
Posted By scrockard
Here is a reference article which also directly...

Here is a reference article which also directly addresses this subject from the November 2012 issue of Kitplanes. Training for the Mission by Paul Dye...
Forum: Safety 12-04-2016, 12:13 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,868
Posted By scrockard
I just re-read AC 90-116 Additional Pilot Program...

I just re-read AC 90-116 Additional Pilot Program for Phase I Flight Test again. It has some pretty clear criteria about currency requirements and more... This is an interesting Advisory Circular. ...
Forum: Safety 12-04-2016, 08:37 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,868
Posted By scrockard
Everyone of these suggestions are excellent -...

Everyone of these suggestions are excellent - thank you. It helps to have these idea collected again into a single thread...

Float problem and what to expect for slowing down this plane: I've got...
Forum: Safety 12-02-2016, 11:09 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,868
Posted By scrockard
This is all great advice so far - keep the ideas...

This is all great advice so far - keep the ideas going!
Forum: Safety 12-02-2016, 06:51 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,868
Posted By scrockard
Question How to get ready for that first flight?

So, lets suppose that you have hundreds of hours of accumulated time in C-172 and PA28-180?s. Lets also suppose that due to building and bad weather, your flying skills are rusty (but still FAA...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-01-2016, 07:21 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,098
Posted By scrockard
I used the following and was glad to have this...

I used the following and was glad to have this setup for both cowling and canopy work:

amazon purchased the following
Makita GD0600 1/4-Inch Die Grinder with Paddle Switch
Weiler 56491 Mandrel For...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-12-2016, 06:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,738
Posted By scrockard
As a follow up to this: The straight arm version...

As a follow up to this:

The straight arm version of the silverhawk throttle arm is kind of installed with some temporary hardware for fit checking purposes. It didn't line up the rod end bearing...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-04-2016, 07:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,738
Posted By scrockard
I talked with Precision Airmotive yesterday and...

I talked with Precision Airmotive yesterday and I'll get the replacement mixture arm that is a straight version.

The default one was a bent version. The bent one caused me to have to put a spacer...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-30-2016, 09:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,738
Posted By scrockard
EX-5VA1 Fuel Servo Mixture lever hitting bottom cowling

Has anyone had the mixture lever hit the bottom cowling while using a Silver Hawk EX-5VA1 servo?

I have an IO-320 with vertical induction O-360 bottom cowling (the one with the snout off center...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-30-2016, 07:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,174
Posted By scrockard
I'm going by memory but I remember mine had a...

I'm going by memory but I remember mine had a little lip to them from the powder coat. You don't want to remove anything on the close tolerance metal but if you have a small lip, it will make things...
Forum: RV-9/9A 08-24-2016, 09:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,045
Posted By scrockard
Even though this is an old thread, I want to...

Even though this is an old thread, I want to thank you guys for mentioning the bogi-bar.

I just received this tonight and I love it. That locking mechanism will probably lock that onto the nose...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-24-2016, 09:08 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 85,590
Posted By scrockard
I just received and installed the nose job 2 onto...

I just received and installed the nose job 2 onto my RV-9a and I found the install to be easy.

I'd recommend not using that crazy extra spacer they supply. That part is really just a time waster...
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-20-2016, 07:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,813
Posted By scrockard
All of my d-shell connectors are the clam shell...

All of my d-shell connectors are the clam shell style. Some even have a funky internal metal strain relief which I don't trust or like due to metal squeezing wire and chafing concerns. I might have...
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-19-2016, 09:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,589
Posted By scrockard
I didn't know about safeair... I believe i...

I didn't know about safeair... I believe i purchased those back a little while ago and just barely got them installed. They were rather expensive for the material supplied. The ease of having a...
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-19-2016, 08:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,813
Posted By scrockard
I have some of that silicone tape and that is the...

I have some of that silicone tape and that is the first thing that I tried. I believe that although it will probably strain relief ok, it didn't seem like it would stick together over time?

That is...
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-19-2016, 08:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,589
Posted By scrockard
Those safeair1 kits as pictured from RightRudder...

Those safeair1 kits as pictured from RightRudder are awesome! I recently installed two - one on each side near the outer top edges so the wires can follow the engine mount to that penetration point....
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-19-2016, 07:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,813
Posted By scrockard
strain relief on already assembled d-shell cables

I need to add a cable strain relief back onto a discrete wire based data cable after the original heat shrink tubing has been cut off. Does anyone have a favorite way of doing this for a D-Sub shell...
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-09-2016, 07:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,096
Posted By scrockard
That jig is already loaned out to a fellow...

That jig is already loaned out to a fellow builder!

I'll see if I can print up a couple more. Send me a private email through this forum and I'll get your address. It might be a couple of days...
Forum: RV-9/9A 01-30-2016, 09:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,096
Posted By scrockard
slider block drilling - C-677 jig idea

Here is an interesting jig idea that I created. This jig worked like a charm and it didn't take too long to create.

I was pretty sure that my hand drilling wouldn't work for drilling those white...
Forum: RV-9/9A 08-02-2015, 07:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,116
Posted By scrockard
That is awesome news! Thanks for the...

That is awesome news! Thanks for the response.

Scott
Forum: RV-9/9A 08-02-2015, 05:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,116
Posted By scrockard
Brake plastic tube disconnect/reconnect

I have to disconnect my master cylinder brake lines... (The ones with the plastic PT-062x1/4 high pressure tubes).

Does anyone know if the brass sleeve and its inner brass insert are reusable or...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-26-2015, 06:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,327
Posted By scrockard
I've received responses back from both...

I've received responses back from both manufacturers.

Trio ProPilot has an internal 10K with a 5VDC supply.
GRT Sport SX has an internal 4.7K with a 5VDC supply.

Since the parallel resistance and...
Forum: RV-9/9A 05-24-2015, 09:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,491
Posted By scrockard
i didn't know about Stein's reference document. ...

i didn't know about Stein's reference document. Thank you. This is funny because what I came up with almost exactly matches what he has listed on his site. Even down to the dual antennas under the...
Forum: RV-9/9A 05-24-2015, 02:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,491
Posted By scrockard
Question Antenna Locations Cross check

These are the approximate locations of my planned antenna mounting points. Does anyone see any concerns with these locations?

I'm probably violating slightly some of the rules here -

FreeFlight...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-10-2015, 12:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,327
Posted By scrockard
I elected to take my chances and just go with...

I elected to take my chances and just go with pretty much what David recommended. My reasoning is that the open collectors should in theory allow this type of parallel hookup (with caveats of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-09-2015, 02:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,327
Posted By scrockard
It's always good to get a few more opinions on...

It's always good to get a few more opinions on the subject. You guys have all been great help. thank you!

Scott
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-09-2015, 07:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,327
Posted By scrockard
Agreed on the square wave output and that messing...

Agreed on the square wave output and that messing up rms readings of a digital multi-meter. David is talking about trying to measure this as a static load before the red cube is attached. If this...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-08-2015, 10:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,327
Posted By scrockard
That sounds like good advice... I've put a...

That sounds like good advice... I've put a couple of zero ohm resistors in my circuit to allow for this case (in series with each avionics input).
If they absolutely don't work, then I can choose...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-08-2015, 08:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,327
Posted By scrockard
Sharing FT-60 (red cube) between two avionics?

I like to know if anyone is successfully sharing a single Electronics International FT-60 Flow Transducer between two different avionics?

I have a trio pro pilot and a grand rapids EIS4000 engine...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-16-2015, 08:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 7,462
Posted By scrockard
It appears that the claim of: Transmits SDA = 2,...

It appears that the claim of: Transmits SDA = 2, SIL= 3 is no longer on the site either.... :confused:
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-16-2015, 07:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 7,462
Posted By scrockard
I like where you are going with the specification...

I like where you are going with the specification comparisons.

I found additional details for the certified external GPS in the ADS600-B installation manual...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-15-2015, 10:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 7,462
Posted By scrockard
I am agreeing with most of these comments so far....

I am agreeing with most of these comments so far.

Since NavWorx has been in this market for a long time and they do have a TSO'd version, I assume that if they are making the in their...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-15-2015, 08:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 7,462
Posted By scrockard
Note: there is an excellent thread that is...

Note: there is an excellent thread that is showing how to obtain the accuracy report of installed ADSB equipment.

see http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=113529

I would like to...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-14-2015, 10:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 7,462
Posted By scrockard
NavWorx ADS600-EXP and Class B airspace

The ADS600-EXP deal this week seems pretty good but:

How will an ADS600-EXP system with: NavWorx external mounted antenna and GTX-327 transponder show up on an ATC system as compared to a fully...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-28-2014, 11:20 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,943
Posted By scrockard
Question ok - this one looks good too. It braces the...

ok - this one looks good too. It braces the longer tray properly at the back of the tray.

I'm trying to figure out the pros and cons of tying or not tying structures to the back sub-panel.

...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-25-2014, 09:08 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,943
Posted By scrockard
That is an awesome picture rightrudder - thanks...

That is an awesome picture rightrudder - thanks for sharing. I like that idea and will probably do the same thing myself.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-25-2014, 09:04 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,943
Posted By scrockard
I can almost guarantee Stein that whatever I...

I can almost guarantee Stein that whatever I commit too, I'll want to change it again as soon as I wire it, fly it, want to upgrade it etc. I sent the panel to the water cutter a couple of days ago...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-23-2014, 07:51 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,943
Posted By scrockard
I'll post a few more pictures of what the...

I'll post a few more pictures of what the internal bracing looks like once I start hooking up the harnesses and mounting the panel hardware. This might take me a few more weeks...

I'll also trim...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-22-2014, 08:26 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,943
Posted By scrockard
Hello Stein! I came to similar conclusions at...

Hello Stein!
I came to similar conclusions at lunch time today as I was studying that huge blank panel space on the right. That space was for my own experimental avionics but that is now going to...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-22-2014, 07:21 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,943
Posted By scrockard
I'll probably screw attach the GTR-200 tray to...

I'll probably screw attach the GTR-200 tray to its rear support which attaches to the rear sub-panel.

I like your idea of tying the two or more panels together back there from the main one that is...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-21-2014, 10:37 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,943
Posted By scrockard
I noticed two things today after basically...

I noticed two things today after basically verifying the panel (prior to watercutting).

1. The Vans DXF file doesn't show the bottom flange in the panel and I had initially used up all of the panel...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-21-2014, 12:05 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,943
Posted By scrockard
Same here - I have a water cutter deadline for...

Same here - I have a water cutter deadline for tomorrow so what I will be doing (right or wrong) is to use a framework of that lighter angle AA6-063-3/4x3/4.

At least at this moment, I'll plan on...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-07-2014, 10:43 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,943
Posted By scrockard
Good advice on the radio. I noticed that my...

Good advice on the radio. I noticed that my GTR200 is fairly long and approaches that back sub-panel wall. I'll pay more attention now to the antenna and other connector. Thanks.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-07-2014, 08:24 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,943
Posted By scrockard
wow - That is nice and tidy wiring back there! ...

wow - That is nice and tidy wiring back there!

Those aluminum braces look like the standard spot to put the radio stack? Your picture gives me an idea that I better account for those angle...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-07-2014, 08:14 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,943
Posted By scrockard
Davoakes response: I'll take that into...

Davoakes response:
I'll take that into consideration. I imagine a lot of people are doing / have done the mounting of a glass display with just a panel cutout as the support.

Having never done this...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-07-2014, 04:54 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,943
Posted By scrockard
Slider. Also, ideas on using a brace as a cable...

Slider.

Also, ideas on using a brace as a cable raceway and/or support pictures would be great too!
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-07-2014, 03:40 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,943
Posted By scrockard
behind the panel bracing recommendations

Does anyone have recommendations (and pictures) of what you did for bracing behind the panel?

I'm at the early stages of a panel design and cantilevering a stubby glass avionics display off of the...
Forum: RV-9/9A 06-10-2014, 07:45 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,859
Posted By scrockard
I too split my wingtip...

I too split my wingtip (http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=67737) to fix my mis-alighnment. I know my eye would go there everytime if I didn't fix it.
Forum: Painting your RV 04-07-2014, 02:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,091
Posted By scrockard
Thumbs up I've used the JetFlex for my interior (after a...

I've used the JetFlex for my interior (after a start with automotive epoxy enamel). I highly recommend it! I've learned to not get it too runny - keep it barely diluted with distilled water - say...
Forum: RV-9/9A 01-30-2011, 08:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,924
Posted By scrockard
follow up on repair

Thank you to you guys who answered my initial questions!

I finished this fix and here are my observations on what caused it and what not to do while splitting the edge.

After removing the w-916...
Forum: RV-9/9A 01-26-2011, 07:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,924
Posted By scrockard
split wing tip trailing edge regluing questions

My aileron and flap on this wing is very straight and aligned! I agree, I need to fix this wing tip trailing edge alignment!

I'll try to relieve the pressure which caused this mis-alignment by...
Forum: RV-9/9A 01-25-2011, 11:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,924
Posted By scrockard
Question wing tip alignment

While installing the W-931 and W-916 wing tip ribs, I somehow caused the wingtip trailing edge to be misaligned by about 1/4" from the aileron neutral position. Before drilling out rivets and trying...
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