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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-27-2016, 09:33 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,344
Posted By twcroy
CFI w/RV Experience Near MI

All,

I'm looking for a CFI who has RV experience to provide a one hour check-out flight with the person who will buy my RV-9A after the pre-sale inspection taking place this week. Does anyone know...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-10-2016, 08:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,632
Posted By twcroy
Thanks Carl and Bevan. Yesterday I riveted the...

Thanks Carl and Bevan. Yesterday I riveted the ELT bracket to the passenger-side of the baggage compartment's wall below the shelf where the old 121.5 was. It's a little off center (don't know if...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-09-2016, 07:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,632
Posted By twcroy
Hello all, I wanted to provide what I've learned...

Hello all,

I wanted to provide what I've learned on this in case it can help others. I called Vans on the 406 ELT install and they recommended installing it on a plate of the horizontal stabilizer...
Forum: RV-6/6A 08-07-2016, 10:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,666
Posted By twcroy
Mike, sorry for the lack of clarity. No, I meant...

Mike, sorry for the lack of clarity. No, I meant Gene may have already checked around for a CFI to train him in his RV-6A. I lived in DC at the time and checked around the airport and found a guy who...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-06-2016, 08:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,739
Posted By twcroy
I had a slow leak in the left tank about three...

I had a slow leak in the left tank about three years ago. My A&P fixed it during the annual. Not sure if that helps. Keep in mind A&Ps know certified airplanes and not always our more delicate and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-06-2016, 08:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,632
Posted By twcroy
Non RV-8 ACK 406 ELT Install

Just a quick check to see if folks are/have installed the ACK 406 aft of the baggage compartment (I have a servo back there, but don't think it will interfere, and will look to mount it in the center...
Forum: RV-6/6A 08-06-2016, 07:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,666
Posted By twcroy
Congratulations Mike and Gene. Gene, I bought my...

Congratulations Mike and Gene. Gene, I bought my RV-9A before I had a license and was fortunate enough to find someone to train me in it. You may have already checked this, but I wanted to mention it...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-23-2016, 09:07 AM
Replies: 310
Views: 118,521
Posted By twcroy
I talked to Vans and I'm going to use a dremel...

I talked to Vans and I'm going to use a dremel tool and then smooth the edges off with sand paper to gain the slight clearance I need in the spar hole. Should be good to fly tomorrow.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-22-2016, 11:53 AM
Replies: 310
Views: 118,521
Posted By twcroy
Thanks Rob and Scott. I was able to get out to...

Thanks Rob and Scott. I was able to get out to the hangar yesterday evening. I checked the drawings against the plane and the washers were installed different from the drawings. I think this happened...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-18-2016, 07:38 AM
Replies: 310
Views: 118,521
Posted By twcroy
Thanks Scott. I took out the washer when I took...

Thanks Scott. I took out the washer when I took the picture. I also noticed a plastic tube in the left wing; I'll take it out also. I noticed the rubbing too. Should I get in there some how to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-17-2016, 08:49 PM
Replies: 310
Views: 118,521
Posted By twcroy
think I'm good to go, right wing no marks, left...

think I'm good to go, right wing no marks, left wing mark likely not a crack; RV-9A, 229 hours

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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-17-2016, 08:36 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 18,124
Posted By twcroy
Great catch Jesse, thanks for the post. Tim

Great catch Jesse, thanks for the post. Tim
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-04-2016, 08:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,401
Posted By twcroy
I just wanted to close this out. I had the prop...

I just wanted to close this out. I had the prop dynamically balanced yesterday during the annual, we took 35g off one side of the fly wheel and added 9g to the other side per the computer and it made...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-28-2016, 09:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,499
Posted By twcroy
I have a Reiff also. It works great in MI. Tim

I have a Reiff also. It works great in MI. Tim
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-04-2016, 06:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,126
Posted By twcroy
Hey all, Thank you. I think I might try the...

Hey all,

Thank you. I think I might try the carbide circular saw bit on a drill. Hopefully if I use a water pool around the cut it won't heat up too much. I used a 3/4" I think for cutting holes...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-04-2016, 03:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,126
Posted By twcroy
Trimming the Fiberglass Cowl

Hello all,

I'm considering trimming a larger opening from the lower cowl to open more clearance for the exhaust pipes. Is there a recommended tool for this? I'm considering a dremel tool and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-04-2016, 03:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,859
Posted By twcroy
Thanks Alex. I think I may just end up trimming...

Thanks Alex. I think I may just end up trimming a little off the cowl. I think the marks I saw on the electrical tape were probably from the "wet dog shake" at shutdown, but I may trim a bit...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-01-2016, 05:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,859
Posted By twcroy
The hose slipping is kind of what started this...

The hose slipping is kind of what started this little adventure. I got that fixed, but then noticed the pipes had been hitting the nose wheel braces close by. I tried to adjust for that and they...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-31-2016, 08:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,859
Posted By twcroy
I do have one muff heater, but no rubbing on the...

I do have one muff heater, but no rubbing on the cowl. There is some from the FAB though. I'm watching that. I'll see if I can rotate the pipes a little, if not I may "dremel" off some of the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-30-2016, 10:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,855
Posted By twcroy
Just don't suck the air out of the tanks when...

Just don't suck the air out of the tanks when facing them backwards. I don't know if that would be the case or not though. Thought I'd throw it in for a learning moment.

Tim
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-30-2016, 10:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,859
Posted By twcroy
Thanks Bill, and Raymo, I'll check that out. I...

Thanks Bill, and Raymo,

I'll check that out. I have a 9A. Original problem was the rubber dampening tube slipping on one of the stainless steel tubes due to a slight oil leak eventually wetting...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-30-2016, 03:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,859
Posted By twcroy
Exhaust System Clearance to Nose Gear Mount & Cowl

We had a heat wave in MI today, upper 40s, sunshine, no wind. So I went out to check the exhaust system adjustment prior to putting the cowl back on. Black tape on one strut showed some bumping on...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-30-2016, 08:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,401
Posted By twcroy
Jim, Thanks! I'll give 'em a call. Appreciate...

Jim,

Thanks! I'll give 'em a call. Appreciate it. I'm new to this area, but from google maps 2c5 looks like a great little airport. I live in Plainwell and am based at 35D, no room at the "inn"...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-29-2016, 06:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,401
Posted By twcroy
Prop Balancing - SW Michigan

- Just a quick check to see if anyone has had their prop balanced near SW Michigan and would recommend them.

Thanks,
Tim
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-15-2015, 10:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,462
Posted By twcroy
Thanks Perry. Mark, I have a Hartzell...

Thanks Perry.

Mark,
I have a Hartzell (HC-C2YL-1BF/F7663-4) constant speed prop. It came off an RV-4 which had a hangar collapse on it and was inspected / repaired by Jordan Propeller Service in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-15-2015, 08:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,462
Posted By twcroy
Plastic Leading Edge Prop Guards & Balancing

I had prop guards put on last summer while based at a "dirty" field. It threw the prop's balance out (dynamically balanced in 2010). I plan to either have it dynamically re-balanced with the prop...
Forum: RV-9/9A 10-15-2015, 07:58 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,748
Posted By twcroy
All, I wanted to close this out so you know what...

All,

I wanted to close this out so you know what I found out and did. My priority has been repairing a home to move into since returning to MI - close to done! I checked the connections in the...
Forum: RV-9/9A 09-20-2015, 07:04 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,748
Posted By twcroy
All, Sorry for the delay in getting back to the...

All,

Sorry for the delay in getting back to the plane, I've been re-habbing a house to move into now that I'm back from DC, among other requirements. I've been running the plane up every 2-3 weeks...
Forum: RV-9/9A 07-18-2015, 08:16 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,748
Posted By twcroy
Thanks all. This is very helpful information. I...

Thanks all. This is very helpful information. I will do hand tightening from now on. I probably over-tightened the fairing after finding it loose before making my first flight over the mountains...
Forum: RV-9/9A 07-17-2015, 04:15 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,748
Posted By twcroy
Thanks Sid and Gil. I'll be out of town until 30...

Thanks Sid and Gil. I'll be out of town until 30 July, but it will be my priority to check this when I get back. I'm based at 35D now, and I met the A&P there yesterday. I'll check with him unless...
Forum: RV-9/9A 07-17-2015, 02:58 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,748
Posted By twcroy
Elevator Control Slop & Vibration

I wasn't sure where to post this question. I noticed a couple of days ago the back/forward (elevator up/down) control has about a 1/2 inch dead space / slip in it where it clunks a little in the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-22-2014, 06:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,988
Posted By twcroy
Gary, Many thanks. I hope to run into you...

Gary,

Many thanks. I hope to run into you sometime in Plainwell or Zeeland next year.

Have a great Thanksgiving,
Tim
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-19-2014, 06:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,988
Posted By twcroy
Mike, I'm at Hyde Field / W32 in Clinton, MD...

Mike,

I'm at Hyde Field / W32 in Clinton, MD next to Potomac Airport. That would be great. I'm not in a rush to complete it, but I would like to finish it when it's most convenient for anyone...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-19-2014, 06:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,347
Posted By twcroy
Thanks again. I'll also check the tire pressure...

Thanks again. I'll also check the tire pressure this weekend.

Tim
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-16-2014, 02:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,347
Posted By twcroy
Thanks Bobby! Tim

Thanks Bobby! Tim
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-16-2014, 02:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,988
Posted By twcroy
Thanks gents, Tim

Thanks gents, Tim
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-15-2014, 06:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,347
Posted By twcroy
Two Hairline Slices in Nose Tire Tread

All,

I have a Vans-supplied nose wheel tire, which was put on almost two years ago. The tires look like new, except I noticed two hairline slices (one about 2.5 inches and one about an inch long)...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-15-2014, 06:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,988
Posted By twcroy
GRT Servo Install and A&P Log Book Sign Off

All,

I asked my A&P to install a GRT autopilot system during the last condition inspection in May. I provided the GRT instructions, mounting brackets, and servos from GRT. After two weeks of labor...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-09-2014, 06:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,045
Posted By twcroy
Thanks Don, appreciate it, Tim

Thanks Don, appreciate it, Tim
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-09-2014, 09:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,045
Posted By twcroy
GRT Autopilot Install in RV-9A, Pictures/Tips

All,

Does anyone have a thread or two, and preferably pictures, addressing installation of the the roll and pitch GRT servos in a 9A they could point me to? I'm getting ready to install servos via...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-19-2013, 04:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 8,651
Posted By twcroy
Thanks, I think I'm tracking :-) . He puts the...

Thanks, I think I'm tracking :-) . He puts the wrench in the center of the prop (in front and in the middle of the four safetied nuts) and adjusts from there. It sounds like we're talking about the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-19-2013, 02:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 8,651
Posted By twcroy
Brian, I checked with my A&P who said he's...

Brian,

I checked with my A&P who said he's adjusting the low pitch high RPM stop. Is this the same one you recommend? We will likely tweak it a bit again tomorrow.

Thanks,
Tm
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-16-2013, 08:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 8,651
Posted By twcroy
Thanks again everyone. The overspeed occurs in...

Thanks again everyone. The overspeed occurs in about the first third or so of the take-off roll with me advancing the throttle slowly and smoothly. The governor is older and as the bench tech said...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-15-2013, 06:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 8,651
Posted By twcroy
Thanks for the help on this. I'll discuss it...

Thanks for the help on this. I'll discuss it with my A&P and move ahead. The original owner thinks I should have it overhauled, but I'm not sure this is necessary at this point.

Tim
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-14-2013, 06:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 8,651
Posted By twcroy
Momentary Prop Over-Speed on Takeoff

All,

I was wondering if you ever had much problem with the prop governor? It surges sometimes, just for a second or two. The last several flights it has been over-speeding momentarily before the...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-07-2012, 06:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,650
Posted By twcroy
Thanks

Thanks folks. Put it up on the stands today. Play going through the axel was quite a bit less than through the flange. The A&P wants to replace the brake flange / bracket. So will fly it until I...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-02-2012, 12:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,650
Posted By twcroy
Brake Assembly Rotations

Thanks Walt and Joe. My A&P says it's definitely the axel / sleeve bolt and hole with the play. I'll call Vans tomorrow to see what size bolt we can go up to and put it up on stands to get a better...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-02-2012, 09:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,650
Posted By twcroy
Slight Rotation of Brake Assemblies

Thanks Greg and Walt,

Is the bracket you're referring to the sleeve that goes around the axel with the bolt going through it or another component?

Tim
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-01-2012, 06:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,650
Posted By twcroy
Slight Rotation of Brake Assemblies

Folks,

My A&P and I replaced a set of brake pads yesterday and he noticed the brake assembly on each wheel rotates slightly (I'd guess 1/16" each direction). Is this normal / ok? His concern is it...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-12-2010, 11:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,109
Posted By twcroy
Next Step in Trying to Receive Accurate Mag Indicator

Doug,

I haven't done it yet, but thanks for the advice. I tend to agree with you, not worth the risk. In the meantime, I was hoping to rely on my magnetometer in the tail. Only problem is when I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-05-2010, 05:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,109
Posted By twcroy
Thanks for everyone's help, Tim

I think we're tracking now.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-28-2010, 05:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,109
Posted By twcroy
Thanks

Pierre,

Thanks for the help with the mag compass. My instructor is thinking for an IFR capable plane, which mine is supposed to be, it needs a mag compass. Do you know of a FAR that clears this...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-27-2010, 09:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,109
Posted By twcroy
Mag Compass Mounted on Center Bar Way Off

Great thread here: http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=5792&highlight=degauss.

I tried to swing my compass and correct it, but after trying the A&P agreed we actually made it...
Forum: RV-9/9A 09-09-2010, 06:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,801
Posted By twcroy
Bill, Thanks, I'm checking with my A&P and will...

Bill,

Thanks, I'm checking with my A&P and will probably do it this year or next after seeing how she does during a Michigan trip in the winter.

Thanks again,
Tim
Forum: RV-9/9A 09-03-2010, 07:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,801
Posted By twcroy
Carburetor Heater Enhancement

Folks,

Was wondering if anyone modified their carburetor heat exchanger to improve its heating ability. I think the rpm drop is minimal to none in the winter and wondered if it might be smart to...
Forum: RV-9/9A 08-22-2010, 03:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,052
Posted By twcroy
Bill, Thanks, but I think I may have a copy from...

Bill,

Thanks, but I think I may have a copy from you and it was a great help. I'm bouncing a few off of each other to see if anything is unique to the O-320. Your's and others have been a big help...
Forum: RV-9/9A 08-21-2010, 12:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,052
Posted By twcroy
RV-9A 0-320-D1A / CS Prop Annual Checklist

I think this question has been asked many times, but if anyone has a plane similar to mine and is willing to share their checklist, please do. I'm getting ready to put N929JA in for her second...
Forum: GPS 08-03-2010, 02:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,023
Posted By twcroy
Thanks Gents, I've been off the net for a while...

Thanks Gents,

I've been off the net for a while and hope to get back to this in two weeks after travel, but the builder told me it has ARINC. I looked at the settings 2-3 weeks ago and didn't...
Forum: GPS 07-12-2010, 03:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,023
Posted By twcroy
Thanks Bill. Do you remember how you configured...

Thanks Bill. Do you remember how you configured the 430 for the ILS connection(s) to the H1? I see there are four channels on the 430, I set the first one to Aviation and GPS works fine. I'm not...
Forum: GPS 07-11-2010, 02:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,023
Posted By twcroy
EFIS has GPS Now from the 430, but no VOR/ILS - Need ARINC 429?

Made some progress this weekend with the 430. Changed the 430's Channel 1 output to "Aviation" as suggested by one of the guys and now I have GPS on the GRT EFIS display unit (doesn't have an...
Forum: GPS 07-07-2010, 06:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,023
Posted By twcroy
Thanks!

Great guidance and ideas. Can't wait to give it a whirl this weekend, Tim
Forum: GPS 07-05-2010, 03:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,023
Posted By twcroy
Garmin 430 to GRT Horizon 1 Connection

Folks,

Had the internal battery replaced in the 430 (not a WAAS) and it's not talking to the EFIS any longer (GPS1 not receiving serial 5 and GPS2 not receiving serial 6). Believe it used to work,...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 04-09-2010, 07:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,647
Posted By twcroy
Thanks

Thanks for everyones' response. After we leaned it 3-4 times on the ground we got it to about a 130-140 drop; and after landing and taking off 4 hours later it was a 130 drop from the start. My...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 04-09-2010, 04:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,647
Posted By twcroy
160 RPM Delta between LS E/I and Slick Mag?

Folks,

Is there an issue with a 160 RPM drop when turning off the Lightspeed E/I mag? The POH I was given when I bought the plane lists max of 125 RPM, so guess there is. Thinking of taking her to...
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