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Forum: RV-7/7A Yesterday, 09:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 404
Posted By dwranda
WOW. That is just insane. My canopy doesn't fit...

WOW. That is just insane. My canopy doesn't fit right and building it was the one point where I almost gave up. Those mods are super impressive but I'll be happy flying along with my ill fitting...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-16-2022, 10:48 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 268
Posted By dwranda
Another transition training post. This time in NY.

Well I tried to go to Oregon and train with Mike Seager. Due to a flat tire and 2 days of horrible weather I only got 1.7 hours with him. I obviously need more and wondering if anyone trains in the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-13-2022, 09:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 600
Posted By dwranda
I haven't flown with a stick except for a couple...

I haven't flown with a stick except for a couple hours. It will be interesting to see how these buttons will work out. I'm not going to have my thumb up on the top of the grip constantly so hopefully...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-10-2022, 09:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 600
Posted By dwranda
Well I just swapped the 2 wires in the dsub and...

Well I just swapped the 2 wires in the dsub and now the left button is down and the right is up. Not sure how I had it reversed but this was the easy fix. It does seem more logical to have the left...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-10-2022, 08:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 600
Posted By dwranda
I just checked the panel switch and the screen...

I just checked the panel switch and the screen buttons and they move the flaps as expected. Its only the grip buttons that work opposite of what I was expecting. It would make sense that the left...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-10-2022, 07:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 600
Posted By dwranda
Tosten grip flap button question

I am using the 2 buttons on my Tosten stick for flap up and down. I am mostly positive(99%...always leave room for doubt) I have it wired correctly. I planned on the left button for down and right...
Forum: RV-15 05-09-2022, 11:52 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 17,110
Posted By dwranda
I was at Vans last week on the factory tour and...

I was at Vans last week on the factory tour and the sounds coming from the skunk works were impressive. For those who haven't been there it is behind a wall at the back of their hangar. A sign on the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-19-2022, 07:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,430
Posted By dwranda
I used Sika and my canopy still cracked. There...

I used Sika and my canopy still cracked. There was just enough tension in the front right corner that it cracked. I stop drilled, used the glue to try to repair, and even heated the corner to try to...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-09-2022, 06:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,000
Posted By dwranda
Western New York. There's active chapters in...

Western New York. There's active chapters in Rochester, NY and some in Ohio but that's as close as it gets. Without this site and the internet I never would have attempted this. I'm super impressed...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-09-2022, 05:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,000
Posted By dwranda
I don't have an active chapter within 3 hours of...

I don't have an active chapter within 3 hours of me. I do have a tech counselor that has flown his RV to me 4 times over my build. I like to be at certain stages of completion for his inspections so...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-09-2022, 05:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,000
Posted By dwranda
Thanks! Those are great!

Thanks! Those are great!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-09-2022, 02:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,517
Posted By dwranda
I was feeling super frustrated over my firewall...

I was feeling super frustrated over my firewall forward tasks yesterday. Woke up today to that story. I slapped myself and said quit your whining. Somehow the universe knew I needed to hear his...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-08-2022, 09:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,000
Posted By dwranda
Man this is the part that totally sucks about...

Man this is the part that totally sucks about doing this build on my own. I'm so close to being done and this firewall forward stuff has me so frustrated. I can just stand there and look at it for...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-08-2022, 02:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 467
Posted By dwranda
I'm no engineer but I agree with you on the bolt...

I'm no engineer but I agree with you on the bolt lasting longer than me. I don't see how when it's all bolted together it could wear on that bolt much. The bushing would allow the belt to move...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-08-2022, 01:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,000
Posted By dwranda
Great pics everybody. I'm doing pretty much what...

Great pics everybody. I'm doing pretty much what has been done in those pics so i guess I'm on the right track. Between the spark plug wires, oil lines, fuel lines, starter and battery cables it's...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-08-2022, 01:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 467
Posted By dwranda
Crow seatbelt attach points?

My Crow seatbelts have 1/4 inch holes to mount to the plane. The holes in the mounting tabs on the plane are also a quarter inch. The plans however show using a 5/16" bushing in the seat belt...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-07-2022, 10:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,000
Posted By dwranda
need ideas for isolating firewall forward things away from each other

I'd like to see pics of how everyone kept the various wires and hoses away from each other around the engine. The area behind the engine is so cluttered I'm at a loss as to what I can do safely to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-02-2022, 10:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,580
Posted By dwranda
Great topic. I'm going to be moving to the...

Great topic. I'm going to be moving to the airport within a couple months and may be in your exact same situation. I'm wondering the same thing.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-12-2022, 06:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 543
Posted By dwranda
what metal for throttle cable bracket?

I need to fabricate a bracket for the throttle cable and am wondering if steel from Home Depot or Lowes is OK to use or must I order 4130 from Spruce? A friend told me that mild steel would be a bad...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-06-2022, 10:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 426
Posted By dwranda
Thanks Carl, Yeah the fiberglass work or the...

Thanks Carl,
Yeah the fiberglass work or the scat tube on the front end may be quicker and easier. I put the spring on the door because that is what the instructions said to do. They called for a...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-06-2022, 09:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 426
Posted By dwranda
air filter assembly alignment help needed

I'm using the James MK234 filter assembly. When I line up the front hole perfectly with the cowl the rear hole going into the fuel injector is a bit off. It covers up some of the hole on the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-15-2022, 02:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 648
Posted By dwranda
Excellent, thanks!

Excellent, thanks!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-15-2022, 02:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 648
Posted By dwranda
Yes problematic is the exact word I would use to...

Yes problematic is the exact word I would use to describe it. Looks like I'll be following your lead and losing that tab. Thanks!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-15-2022, 02:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 648
Posted By dwranda
For some reason when i make a post and try to...

For some reason when i make a post and try to attach pics all from my phone the pics don't show up. I have to do it from my laptop. Must be a reason
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-15-2022, 01:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 648
Posted By dwranda
Is this tab on the starter needed?

Another newb question. I'm putting together my air intake from James and it seems to interfere with this tab on the starter. I don't see that I would be using any of the 4 tabs coming off the...
Forum: RV-9/9A 11-21-2021, 03:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,864
Posted By dwranda
Hi Carl, It's Dave from Jamestown. Why are you...

Hi Carl, It's Dave from Jamestown. Why are you thinking of selling?
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-29-2021, 07:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,860
Posted By dwranda
This is the reason I went with the Advanced quick...

This is the reason I went with the Advanced quick panel. I've never done anything like this before so having the harnesses made for me along with wiring schematics is a huge help. Understanding wire...
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-29-2021, 04:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,860
Posted By dwranda
Yeah not sure why it didn't show up. Trying to...

Yeah not sure why it didn't show up. Trying to fix it!
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-29-2021, 04:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,860
Posted By dwranda
Are these resistors?

I admittedly know nothing about diodes and resistors. I need to put 30k resistors in the wires to the pmag. I spoke with Advanced and I think these are what he was describing. Before i wire these up...
Forum: RV-9/9A 10-17-2021, 11:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,263
Posted By dwranda
I'm currently building one in Jamestown, NY....

I'm currently building one in Jamestown, NY. That's not too far from northeast Ohio. I'm doing wiring and almost ready to put the panel in. If you want to come see it and discuss the build process...
Forum: RV-10 10-01-2021, 10:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,659
Posted By dwranda
Is it possible to install the one nut without...

Is it possible to install the one nut without removing the pmag? It looks like there is no access to get even a finger in there. I am installing one soon too and it looks to me like my pmag has to...
Forum: RV-9/9A 09-30-2021, 08:29 PM
Replies: 991
Views: 724,238
Posted By dwranda
Almost a 14 mod done and rear window installed

I just finished the install of the Almost a 14 mod. I had it done once, but I chose to install the aftermarket flap motor and that doesn't jive with the lower bar that's needed with the mod. I ended...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-04-2021, 08:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,328
Posted By dwranda
Meeting both of you guys at your booth was a...

Meeting both of you guys at your booth was a definite highlight of the show for my wife and I. For those who haven't met them yet this is how it happened for us. We were wandering around at about 6PM...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-12-2021, 01:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,822
Posted By dwranda
Mine came in todays mail!!

Mine came in todays mail!!
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 05-13-2021, 04:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,053
Posted By dwranda
Congrats! I wonder how many people like me had...

Congrats! I wonder how many people like me had their first RV ride in that airplane. It was a profitable ride for Vans. I'm hoping to have my 9A done this year. Keep the adventures coming Vlad. I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-24-2021, 12:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 730
Posted By dwranda
Thanks. I'm still in my garage so don't have any...

Thanks. I'm still in my garage so don't have any control surfaces hooked up yet. To hit the quadrant is more than 20 degrees deflection. Guess I'll stick with what I've currently got then adjust...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-24-2021, 09:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 730
Posted By dwranda
Stick grip clearance help needed

I got my panel in its final position so I am cutting the tubes to install the grips. When not seated in the plane the grip will hit the throttle quadrant at its most forward and right position, but...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-10-2021, 10:11 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 336
Posted By dwranda
Need help mounting PS engineering remote module

I am building a 9A tip up with an AFS quick panel. If anyone has any pics of where and how they mounted the PS remote module I would appreciate it. Once I get this mounted the other items I have to...
Forum: RV-9/9A 04-07-2021, 10:45 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 179,144
Posted By dwranda
Panel in place

Well I got the panel aligned and all of the fasteners adjusted so it fits pretty well. Now to mount all of the goodies on the sub panel and run the wires. I have the Advanced quick panel so all my...
Forum: Interiors 02-06-2021, 04:23 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 10,162
Posted By dwranda
Absolutely beautiful!!! When I got mine he didn't...

Absolutely beautiful!!! When I got mine he didn't offer carpet or even the baggage area yet I believe. Wish he had.
Forum: Acts of Charity (using your RV) 01-19-2021, 12:25 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 12,838
Posted By dwranda
My wife needs to use her Cricut to make some...

My wife needs to use her Cricut to make some Vansdogforce swag. When my plane is done I can't wait to fly missions like this. This is one Vans and dog lover here that says keep the dog posts coming!!!
Forum: Interiors 01-12-2021, 11:48 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 13,288
Posted By dwranda
That's beautiful!! I had him do mine in brown...

That's beautiful!! I had him do mine in brown sheepskin.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-30-2020, 10:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,299
Posted By dwranda
That's a Garmin G5

That's a Garmin G5
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-30-2020, 07:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,299
Posted By dwranda
The width of the switch panel with the flap...

The width of the switch panel with the flap switch only interfered with the supports between the panel and sub panel. They get around that by extending the bottom of the panel a bit. They gave me...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-30-2020, 03:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,299
Posted By dwranda
As far as I know it's all proprietary to...

As far as I know it's all proprietary to advanced, but not really sure. You may be able to buy the switches from them.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-30-2020, 03:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,299
Posted By dwranda
I am not putting in a navigator yet and actually...

I am not putting in a navigator yet and actually thought there would be a plate covering that hole. I had them put the hole in for one in the future. I will be doing the wiring since it is pretty...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-30-2020, 12:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,299
Posted By dwranda
My Advanced Panel is here!!

UPS delivered my new Advanced panel from AFS. It's beautiful and I am excited to be learning how to...
Forum: RV-9/9A 12-25-2020, 06:16 AM
Replies: 426
Views: 499,597
Posted By dwranda
The link asks for login info. Can't see the pics.

The link asks for login info. Can't see the pics.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-30-2020, 02:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,714
Posted By dwranda
Bruce Hill's build site has been a life saver for...

Bruce Hill's build site has been a life saver for me more times than i can count. This panel install is no different.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-29-2020, 06:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,714
Posted By dwranda
Advanced panel pics please

My advanced panel from AFS is being designed now and I would like to see some pics of where you guys installed the behind the scenes goodies. Seems like the advanced control module is usually on the...
Forum: RV-9/9A 10-16-2020, 06:43 PM
Replies: 991
Views: 724,238
Posted By dwranda
wheel pants done and primed

Finally got the wheel pants and fairings done and primed. They're not perfect but look great from 10 feet away:)
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-08-2020, 07:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,089
Posted By dwranda
I don't see a difference on spruce for the blue...

I don't see a difference on spruce for the blue strip ones. They all look the same. Are they listed elsewhere?
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-07-2020, 03:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,089
Posted By dwranda
Alright looks like I have a consensus! An...

Alright looks like I have a consensus! An aircraft spruce order it is. Thanks everyone.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-07-2020, 11:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,089
Posted By dwranda
adel clamp selection?

I'm into the engine wiring and wondering if there's a consensus on adel clamps. I have a box of them from Harbor freight but wondering if there is better quality ones to use or if an adel clamp is an...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-03-2020, 05:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,809
Posted By dwranda
I have the manifold where the kavlico sensors are...

I have the manifold where the kavlico sensors are connected to the engine with hoses. The sensors in the kit that got me thinking about this were the cht that screw in.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-02-2020, 06:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,809
Posted By dwranda
Awesome. Thanks Paul!

Awesome. Thanks Paul!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-02-2020, 05:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,809
Posted By dwranda
Thanks Paul. I've been using Loctite 567. That's...

Thanks Paul. I've been using Loctite 567. That's fine right?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-02-2020, 02:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,809
Posted By dwranda
Loctite on engine sensors?

I just received my sensor kit from Dynon and am wondering if the CHT sensors, oil temp sensor, Kavlico sensors, and I guess pretty much anything that threads onto the engine is OK to use loctite....
Forum: RV-9/9A 09-08-2020, 10:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,738
Posted By dwranda
Sorry I should have been more specific. I was...

Sorry I should have been more specific. I was wondering why install the RV10/14 motor vs the regular PH motor that is for the other models? I was contemplating getting the standard mpotor since I am...
Forum: RV-9/9A 09-08-2020, 08:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,738
Posted By dwranda
So what would be the reason to spend the extra...

So what would be the reason to spend the extra money on this motor vs the regular 9A one?
Forum: Reviews 09-05-2020, 10:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,457
Posted By dwranda
I've spoken with him numerous times at airshows...

I've spoken with him numerous times at airshows and over the phone getting an estimate for my panel. Always super knowledgable and helpful. Now looking forward to good service since I got the ball...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-02-2020, 10:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,727
Posted By dwranda
I did the same thing with my Toyota Sienna van. I...

I did the same thing with my Toyota Sienna van. I made it to the moon and halfway back before I decided to get rid of it.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-23-2020, 05:27 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 10,963
Posted By dwranda
She better not get a free tshirt!! I bought...

She better not get a free tshirt!! I bought thousands of dollars of kits and extras from Vans and had to buy my own hat and tshirts:o She lives in the same town as me so I told Vans she needs to...
Forum: Aircraft Camping 08-18-2020, 12:45 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 33,323
Posted By dwranda
Wow gorgeous place. I need to go there!! As I was...

Wow gorgeous place. I need to go there!! As I was reading the last paragraph I knew it was a cliffhanger and I was going to have to wait a day or 2 for the story. You're always leaving us hanging...
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