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Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 04-14-2021, 02:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 670
Posted By 9GT
The missing parts costs should be absorbed by...

The missing parts costs should be absorbed by Vanís 100%. The parts damaged during transit is something you need to work out with the shipper,,,,IF they were insured or there is a damage clause with...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-12-2021, 07:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,089
Posted By 9GT
Brian, Do you have a local EAA chapter that has...

Brian,
Do you have a local EAA chapter that has active builders you could join? Watching videos can be of help, but there is nothing like having a knowledgeable fellow RV builder standing next to...
Forum: RV-9/9A 04-11-2021, 04:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 617
Posted By 9GT
You will have no problems running mogas in the...

You will have no problems running mogas in the O-320/IO-320 Lycoming's as long as you have low compression pistons. I always kept a tank of 90 octane ethanol free "recreation gas" in my IO-540...
Forum: Propellers 04-11-2021, 07:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 601
Posted By 9GT
This is the primary reason I made a custom...

This is the primary reason I made a custom removable snorkel on my RV-9A. It makes cowling installation and removal a snap. The 3 blade MTís are too purrdy and expensive to risk nicking them!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-05-2021, 10:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 393
Posted By 9GT
https://www.stewarttransport.com/services/auto-avi...

https://www.stewarttransport.com/services/auto-aviation-transport/
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-05-2021, 09:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 806
Posted By 9GT
I had to rebuild the fiberglass nose bowl on my...

I had to rebuild the fiberglass nose bowl on my C-152. It was cut up real good from from the spinner due to sagging motor mounts, and camloc's that wore through the fiberglass. I had real good luck...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 04-03-2021, 09:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 870
Posted By 9GT
Ill take all the cleco's. PM sent with shipping...

Ill take all the cleco's. PM sent with shipping info. Let me know how you want payment. Thanks!
David C
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 04-03-2021, 08:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 471
Posted By 9GT
I'll take them!

I will take these off your hands Buck. Text message sent to your TX. Thanks.
Dave C
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-29-2021, 07:19 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,999
Posted By 9GT
I would worry now that maybe the fuel pump lever...

I would worry now that maybe the fuel pump lever may be bent, or the plunger is bent. Is there enough "give" in the fuel pump lever to flex to the side as the pump is screwed down and moves to...
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-28-2021, 05:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,472
Posted By 9GT
I had a carb icing encounter with my C-152 years...

I had a carb icing encounter with my C-152 years ago and it scared the heck out of me. Took me a couple seconds to figure it out and pull the carb heat knob. We had an Ercoupe on the very same...
Forum: RV-10 03-26-2021, 02:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,367
Posted By 9GT
Plus 1 for the stall warning. I did the same...

Plus 1 for the stall warning. I did the same thing,,,,put it in, then removed it. I used the custom Andair locking fuel caps, but the downside is it has a smaller filler opening and that makes it...
Forum: RV-10 03-26-2021, 10:33 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,367
Posted By 9GT
Hold off on any avionics purchase until nearing...

Hold off on any avionics purchase until nearing the end of the build, including A/P servos and brackets, They can easily be installed when the wings are done. Just plan ahead and run a couple wire...
Forum: RV-10 03-24-2021, 04:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 917
Posted By 9GT
Congratulations David, and donít forget Iím not...

Congratulations David, and donít forget Iím not far away if you get stuck, or just want an extra set of eyes to look things over!
Forum: RV-10 03-24-2021, 07:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 468
Posted By 9GT
I made my own custom calibrated fuel tank dip...

I made my own custom calibrated fuel tank dip tubes. I always knew exactly how much fuel was in each tank when I did my pre-flight. I calibrated them by adding 2 gallons at a time, taking a...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-20-2021, 07:51 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,248
Posted By 9GT
When we built the Cozy MKIV, Blue Mountain was...

When we built the Cozy MKIV, Blue Mountain was first in the game with an electronic CB power distribution module board. It had a 1/4-20 lug for the power in and those green Phoenix connectors on the...
Forum: Reviews 03-20-2021, 07:28 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,414
Posted By 9GT
Great Service!

Just an update to my post on 02/09. My order was placed on Friday when the business was closed, and my package arrived via FedEx the following Friday. That's pretty awesome customer service IMHO. ...
Forum: Tools 03-17-2021, 07:35 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,527
Posted By 9GT
I love my Miller Syncrowave.

I love my Miller Syncrowave.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-12-2021, 07:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 917
Posted By 9GT
RV-9A: A thousand miles from NC to MI on my...

RV-9A: A thousand miles from NC to MI on my modified car hauler. Wings and control surfaces in my custom built wood crate.
RV-10: 9 miles each way on a hired roll back deck wrecker. Took two trips...
Forum: RV-10 03-08-2021, 06:53 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,584
Posted By 9GT
It wouldnít but there are other things that...

It wouldnít but there are other things that should be looked at closely. Maybe just an oops on the door but the plans are pretty specific on prep before bonding. There may be other slip-ups, or...
Forum: RV-10 03-08-2021, 01:59 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,584
Posted By 9GT
To late for a pre-buy inspection now, but I would...

To late for a pre-buy inspection now, but I would suspect all phases of construction and want a thorough inspection of the whole plane prior to further flight. That door is representative of shoddy...
Forum: Fiberglass 02-27-2021, 12:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 697
Posted By 9GT
Be careful buying the cheap digital scales. They...

Be careful buying the cheap digital scales. They vary greatly in accuracy. Had the metered Sticky Stuff pump building the Cozy, but sold that and opted for the scale method on the RV. West pumps...
Forum: Interiors 02-27-2021, 12:01 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,756
Posted By 9GT
IIRC it cost me under $15 to have 7 leather...

IIRC it cost me under $15 to have 7 leather swatches sent to me.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-24-2021, 09:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 970
Posted By 9GT
Look at the photo. There is a gap between the...

Look at the photo. There is a gap between the mounting ear and FW so there is most likely washer spacers there.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-21-2021, 08:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,027
Posted By 9GT
Build up a list of all the consumables you will...

Build up a list of all the consumables you will need for the CI specific to your plane with part numbers and order up a good supply so they are on hand:

Oil
Filters
crush washers
Star...
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-21-2021, 07:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,401
Posted By 9GT
Here is what I did: Made a template of the...

Here is what I did: Made a template of the firewall and used that to cut out a sheet of OSB and transferred the engine mount locations. Mounted the engine and mount to it hanging from my engine...
Forum: RV-10 02-20-2021, 12:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 766
Posted By 9GT
I wrapped the fuel fitting joints with a small...

I wrapped the fuel fitting joints with a small piece of white paper towel and scotch taped them in place. Opened them up every time I had the tunnel cover off to check and verify no blue stains from...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-19-2021, 07:03 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,462
Posted By 9GT
Regular hairspray.

Regular hairspray.
Forum: Midwest 02-16-2021, 06:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,083
Posted By 9GT
As Brian pointed out in his post, it was form...

As Brian pointed out in his post, it was form 1989.
Forum: Midwest 02-16-2021, 11:25 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,083
Posted By 9GT
Keep good records of everything you bought and...

Keep good records of everything you bought and separate those receipts by what you did and did not pay MI taxes on. When I built my RV-10, pretty much everything I purchased did not include any MI...
Forum: Propellers 02-15-2021, 07:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,798
Posted By 9GT
If you decide MT, you may want to shop around for...

If you decide MT, you may want to shop around for better pricing than Vanís offers. I got mine from Tiffinaire in Ohio and saved over $1000. That was around 2 years ago though.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-14-2021, 06:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,531
Posted By 9GT
I am also in the camp of taking the full cowling...

I am also in the camp of taking the full cowling off at every oil/filter change to get a good look at everything FWF. I fabricated a removable snorkel on my RV-10, and also on my RV-9A, which really...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-13-2021, 02:58 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,894
Posted By 9GT
From personal experience: An airplane...

From personal experience: An airplane partnership destroyed a friendship amongst two friends, and my relationship with my brother-in-law that is irreparable. YMMV based on the personalities,...
Forum: Reviews 02-09-2021, 07:39 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,414
Posted By 9GT
This thread quickly morphed from the OP's...

This thread quickly morphed from the OP's dissatisfaction with Andair's customer service, so I thought I would post my recent experience.
Last Friday evening (Andair was already closed for the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-05-2021, 06:53 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,069
Posted By 9GT
Vanís Aircraft does not hide anything in their...

Vanís Aircraft does not hide anything in their sales marketing. Shame on you for not figuring out what is needed to build an RV-10 by reading their website!
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-05-2021, 06:42 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,999
Posted By 9GT
Sounds like a nice guy, but as an AP he should...

Sounds like a nice guy, but as an AP he should have known better.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-04-2021, 01:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,113
Posted By 9GT
I have the AFP fuel pump in my -9A and use this...

I have the AFP fuel pump in my -9A and use this combination fuel filter/gascolator mounted right below my fuel selector valve (Andair) pre-boost pump....
Forum: RV-14 02-02-2021, 07:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,340
Posted By 9GT
I agree. Watched a knucklehead tow banner pilot...

I agree. Watched a knucklehead tow banner pilot do this in a souped up Cessna at KVLL about 10 years ago. We were working in the hanger right across from him and watched it unfold start to finish. ...
Forum: Flight Testing 02-02-2021, 07:27 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,013
Posted By 9GT
My RV-10 was my very first maiden flight. It was...

My RV-10 was my very first maiden flight. It was without doubt the most emotionally fulfilling thing I ever did in my life. This is in no way a recommendation for others though, just my personal...
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-02-2021, 06:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,067
Posted By 9GT
My B&C alternator and bracket bolted right up...

My B&C alternator and bracket bolted right up with no issues.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-29-2021, 06:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,396
Posted By 9GT
A little carefully applied heat from a heat gun...

A little carefully applied heat from a heat gun and a stiff sharp putty knife and its pretty easily removed. Klean-Strip Aircraft Paint stripper loosens up what remains for a simple clean up..
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-29-2021, 04:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,217
Posted By 9GT
I am at that point right now trying to figure out...

I am at that point right now trying to figure out an alternate air system on my custom FAB. IMHO, to be truly effective, the alternate air source needs to be located post filter (unfiltered air). ...
Forum: RV-10 01-29-2021, 07:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,053
Posted By 9GT
Very nice! One more reason that the RV-10 is...

Very nice! One more reason that the RV-10 is one of the most coveted airplane’s on the ramp.
Forum: RV-14 01-28-2021, 05:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,080
Posted By 9GT
Andair has been in the business a long time and...

Andair has been in the business a long time and produces high quality products. Like anything else, you usually can't go wrong when you follow manufacturer's directions and installation...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-28-2021, 05:19 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 10,154
Posted By 9GT
Lots of talk here of fighting this, but I can...

Lots of talk here of fighting this, but I can guarantee you it is a loosing battle and will cost you a lot of money and aggravation to go along with it. We built two Cozy MKIV's in my basement in a...
Forum: RV-10 01-28-2021, 04:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,815
Posted By 9GT
I don't have any photos handy right now, but it...

I don't have any photos handy right now, but it was exactly as shown in Greg's (greghale) post.
Forum: RV-10 01-28-2021, 10:55 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,815
Posted By 9GT
I just attached a extruded aluminum hinge to the...

I just attached a extruded aluminum hinge to the trailing edge of my rudder with a SS L bracket riveted to the trim half of the hinge. Maybe about 8Ē long IIRC. The servo was mounted inside the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-26-2021, 05:04 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 10,154
Posted By 9GT
IIRC, this subject was discussed in great length...

IIRC, this subject was discussed in great length here on the forum many years ago. The poor guy trying to get a hanger to build in, like you, ended up spending a small fortune trying to force the...
Forum: RV-10 01-26-2021, 07:10 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,252
Posted By 9GT
I found mine useful for seat adjustment. That...

I found mine useful for seat adjustment. That being said, they are a little flimsy and the center support would work.
Forum: RV-10 01-25-2021, 08:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,022
Posted By 9GT
Can not view the photos but if itís the SS boxes...

Can not view the photos but if itís the SS boxes and the little spot welds failed, it is a known problem and discussed on the forum maybe a year ago or so.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-25-2021, 02:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 614
Posted By 9GT
If you have the newer Matco (Parker) split style...

If you have the newer Matco (Parker) split style rotating parking brake valve, it is prone to leaks at the split joint if the mounting screws are not torqued properly and evenly, or mounted without...
Forum: Acts of Charity (using your RV) 01-24-2021, 08:08 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,289
Posted By 9GT
Sorry, just a stock photo but it does look like...

Sorry, just a stock photo but it does look like my Missy Kitty!
Forum: Propellers 01-22-2021, 08:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 615
Posted By 9GT
Saint Aviation in Dunnellon...

Saint Aviation in Dunnellon FL.
https://www.saintaviation.com/maintenance.html
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-21-2021, 02:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,763
Posted By 9GT
IMHO, Van’s supplied fiberglass parts are pretty...

IMHO, Van’s supplied fiberglass parts are pretty high in quality and require minimal effort to fit and finish. I have no complaints about them.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-21-2021, 07:28 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,737
Posted By 9GT
When I sold my RV-10, the buyer was from another...

When I sold my RV-10, the buyer was from another state and unknown to me. No way I would accept any kind of a check with fraud so prevalent in todayís world. When I spoke to my bank about this and...
Forum: Acts of Charity (using your RV) 01-20-2021, 07:28 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,289
Posted By 9GT
My cats ready!

My cats ready!
Forum: Acts of Charity (using your RV) 01-19-2021, 11:03 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,289
Posted By 9GT
No, but good folks here do this on a volunteer...

No, but good folks here do this on a volunteer basis using their wonderfully RV aircraft. Just skip the thread if your not interested in the subject matter.:p
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-16-2021, 12:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,264
Posted By 9GT
Well, if folks would actually read the OPís...

Well, if folks would actually read the OPís guestions and posts, he clearly states he has been to Oshkosh Airventure around 25 times. He states he wants a rental car and wants to know where he can...
Forum: RV-10 01-16-2021, 12:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 469
Posted By 9GT
The previous builder of my RV-9A partially...

The previous builder of my RV-9A partially complete project really buggered up the location of the HS mounting tabs. It looked odd attached to I verified with a digital lever that when it was...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-09-2021, 10:35 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,999
Posted By 9GT
One important lesson I learned doing mechanical...

One important lesson I learned doing mechanical work is most times it takes longer to do the job taking "shortcuts", than if I had just taken the time to do it the harder way. Short cuts are fine...
Forum: RV-10 01-05-2021, 07:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,110
Posted By 9GT
I fabricated my own door latch system mostly...

I fabricated my own door latch system mostly identical to the PlaneAround door latch system (hint: A LOT of work. Better to buy the PlaneAround kit!) and did not use the thin SS plates supplied in...
Forum: Tools 01-05-2021, 07:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,035
Posted By 9GT
When I split mi IO-540V4A5 case, I managed to get...

When I split mi IO-540V4A5 case, I managed to get the thru bolts out pretty easily using a combination method of adding a 3/8" X 2" steel load spreading spacer bar on one side and adding washers...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-01-2021, 11:52 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,632
Posted By 9GT
Yeah the installation instructions were very...

Yeah the installation instructions were very clear on this.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-01-2021, 11:48 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,547
Posted By 9GT
Maybe itís just me, but I ALWAYS look at the...

Maybe itís just me, but I ALWAYS look at the mounting surface on the engine after removing the filter, then wipe it clean and look again before installing the new one.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 12-30-2020, 07:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,937
Posted By 9GT
I can't imagine picking off all the squares of...

I can't imagine picking off all the squares of scotch tape, nor taking the time to cut and place them. You must have some sharp fingernails. The Rivet tape is quick, works as designed, and...
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