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Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines Yesterday, 02:05 PM
Replies: 326
Views: 79,439
Posted By danny
add 10 grand to my engine cost

I spoke to SAP and also a local engine shop. They have spoken to each other and my engine will come off Jan or Feb and go to the engine shop. They are supposed to be getting all the gaskets, seals...
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) Yesterday, 01:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 463
Posted By danny
day of infamy

That speech held the attention of an entire nation. Still gives me goosebumps when I listen to it
never forget
danny
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues Yesterday, 10:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 487
Posted By danny
Bending wiring

If you do a Google search you will find what you're looking for
Just search "bendix ignition switch wiring diagram".
danny
Forum: RV-9/9A 12-05-2021, 02:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 579
Posted By danny
Nice job!

Congratulations on the "completion"...are they ever done?
Love you interior. Your colors are same as mine but the light and dark colors are swapped.
enjoy!
danny
Forum: RV-9/9A 11-22-2021, 08:06 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,208
Posted By danny
I know how to slip.......

Thanks for all the great lessons and advice but what I was hoping for was to hear other experiences. I originally said full right rudder...I do this if I can (and wind permitting) to keep the pitot...
Forum: RV-9/9A 11-21-2021, 10:19 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,208
Posted By danny
Slipping a 9

So I was high on final, full flaps. I decided to slip and went full right rudder and whatever aileron to stay lined up on the centerline. My problem is it didn't make an appreciable difference in my...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-01-2021, 03:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,052
Posted By danny
small victories adding up...

I didn't do anything as cool as giving a future aviator their first ride but I did convince my ez pilot to play nice with my Garmin 660. That was worth an hour flight in beautiful fall weather.
danny
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 10-17-2021, 12:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,353
Posted By danny
Prayers on the way.

You got it.
danny
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-03-2021, 11:14 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,762
Posted By danny
Words to build by

Is there no end to the depth and volume of creative wisdom shared on this forum? If there is, I haven't seen it.
I love this place!
danny
Morning coffee in hand
Forum: RV-14 09-29-2021, 02:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,587
Posted By danny
How many?

I've found the perfect number is 15 more than what you have.
danny
Forum: RV-6/6A 09-27-2021, 03:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 570
Posted By danny
on the baffle behind #3 cyl

Hi, I have a James cowl and plenum. I get air from the rear baffle behind #3 cylinder. Easy to plumb down to the heat muff mounted on the right side exhaust. I haven't given it a hard test yet since...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-13-2021, 09:40 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,051
Posted By danny
Cool heavy wing no more

Just to bring closure to the original post.... I ended up putting a small trim tab on the right aileron and it flies the way it was intended. There's still a misalignment between the left wing tip...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-10-2021, 11:37 PM
Replies: 326
Views: 79,439
Posted By danny
Angry absolutely getting the shaft

My engine has about 32 hrs on it. I've now paid for (in cash) a brand new engine, over $5k for a new crank and it will cost another $5k to install the new crank with needed seals and gaskets. This...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-03-2021, 09:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,466
Posted By danny
Don't throw money at it yet!

Before you start buying parts maybe you know someone with a cleaner/tester who would clean, gap and test. If it's good you've taken the plug out of the equation.
That is a huge gap. Maybe that's...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 08-29-2021, 12:41 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 491
Posted By danny
pmag adventure

So there I was, doing my normal run-up and forgot to turn the ignition switch to "BOTH". The climb seemed a bit off and had me scanning gauges but all was normal. I climbed to about 5k' and while...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-17-2021, 11:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,721
Posted By danny
Sounds like the most solid plan so far. Ribeye at...

Sounds like the most solid plan so far. Ribeye at the local Outback.
Actually I do plan on getting more hours in before making any changes but food for thought is good too. Just feels "different"...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-17-2021, 01:25 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 9,473
Posted By danny
plenum alignment

Hi Dave. I can tell you what worked for me. I let the alignment of the inlet rings dictate the height of the plenum. Using Van's baffle kit cut down after the height was established it all seems to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-17-2021, 10:11 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,721
Posted By danny
Still thinking

I'm still thinking about it. I've got 24 hrs on my -9 so I'm not completely familiar with it. I was hoping to get a variety of opinions and you guys never disappoint.
Thanks
danny
Forum: The RV Grin 08-14-2021, 09:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,737
Posted By danny
Congrats

It was posts of first flights that helped keep me going.
Good on ya!
danny
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-13-2021, 12:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,721
Posted By danny
better handling at lower speeds

I'm looking for more precise/sharper handling at lower speeds like during pattern work.
Steve, why do you want to get rid of them? Pain to wash? Maybe they just don't work for your desired...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-13-2021, 11:20 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,721
Posted By danny
Any Vortex Generators here?

This last weekend I helped install vg's on a Stinson 108. It was really easy but gave me the itch to spend some of my hard earned money.
Just wondering if anyone has installed vg's on their RV. I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-17-2021, 02:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,999
Posted By danny
is there a specific flap overspeed inspection?

Well there I was....doing touch and goes and totally fixating on different elevator trim settings for take off. The third take off felt way different than the others and I was probably 100-110...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-02-2021, 11:30 AM
Replies: 326
Views: 79,439
Posted By danny
SAP loyalty?

Don't know about the rest of you but SAP will have a very difficult time getting me or any of my customers to do business with them in the future.
I've already purchased a new crankshaft and will do...
Forum: The RV Grin 06-19-2021, 06:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,644
Posted By danny
RV9 in Albany

I worked at Aurora a lifetime ago and made short trips to Albany and Cottage Grove just for fun. Wasn't there a fast food place at the south end?
Anyway, thanks for the offer. I'm sure she would try...
Forum: The RV Grin 06-18-2021, 02:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,644
Posted By danny
RV9 flight for my daughter?

Hi folks.
I'm hoping I can get my daughter a ride in an RV9. She lives in rural Salem on the east side of I-5. I live in Puyallup and only have about 12 hrs on my plane which, when I'm ready to hang...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-04-2021, 12:54 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 809
Posted By danny
FYI: drain holes needed!

Washed my plane for the first time ever today....15 years of build dust and fingerprints. Anyway, I discovered that I need to drill some drain holes in the wingtip light lenses.
It won't hold...
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-02-2021, 11:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,517
Posted By danny
access to tip-up bolts

If you're painted this may seem like a bad idea but I installed the access panel kit from vans and now I can easily get to the bolts on the canopy hinges and most every thing else on the back side...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-31-2021, 02:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,472
Posted By danny
Weekend RV?

I flew another hour off of my 40. Only 32.7 left to go!
danny
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-16-2021, 01:14 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 694
Posted By danny
I thought those gaps were taken care of...

Took my 7th flight this morning and immediately noticed a 1/4" gap opening up along the sides of my tip-up canopy. Landed and closed the side latches.....oops. As soon as I was in the air again the...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-27-2021, 07:44 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,051
Posted By danny
aileron is high on one end

Well I finally took some measurements and found the l/h aileron outboard end is about 3/32" higher than the inboard end. Is this enough to make the left wing heavy? Tanks are full so next flight is...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-23-2021, 01:46 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,051
Posted By danny
heavy wing....

I removed the wingtips and aligned the ailerons with the tooling holes and lined up the flaps with the ailerons. The right flap wasn't totally snugged up to the belly and the left aileron is maybe...
Forum: RV-14 04-23-2021, 09:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,519
Posted By danny
Well done!

Beautiful bird, congratulations! I know you had great flying weather...I flew a first flight Sunday morning.
A tip of the glass to you, Scott.
danny
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-22-2021, 10:53 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,051
Posted By danny
Time to check my rigging.

Thanks for the suggestions. VAF people never disappoint.
I put a very temporary tab on the right aileron and still have lots
of other stuff to checkout. It's only flown three times.
Next week looks...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-21-2021, 07:26 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,051
Posted By danny
I have the infamous heavy wing

sigh....seems my left wing is pretty heavy. I haven't checked rig, aileron hinges, etc but I don't know if I should do much more than a taped on tab for know. I don't have gear leg fairings or wheel...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-15-2021, 03:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,046
Posted By danny
Taxes!!!!

I'm going thru the process now. I spoke with Kenneth Hare from Washington dor and he gave me instructions for filing. I'm getting all my receipts and invoices together that didn't have sales tax...
Forum: Northwest 04-11-2021, 01:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,142
Posted By danny
local DAR

Charlie Cotton inspected my 9 earlier this year. He's based at Tacoma Narrows. He did a fine job inspecting and making sure I understood my operating limitations.
He's also very helpful during your...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-10-2021, 08:41 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 11,562
Posted By danny
Nicely done.

That looks really cool....I'm jealous.
danny
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 03-30-2021, 10:34 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 18,442
Posted By danny
Just an FYI, I've been in there a few times and...

Just an FYI, I've been in there a few times and I'm betting he was over some pretty tall trees giving him very little squiggle room. Unfortunately it is a challenging strip and the locals have lots...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-16-2021, 09:30 PM
Replies: 326
Views: 79,439
Posted By danny
No rebuild for me!

And that's why I don't really want a rebuilt crank. I'll install a new one in my motor. The weight I lose from giving out all that extra money should translate into speed.
And just for the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-16-2021, 03:10 PM
Replies: 326
Views: 79,439
Posted By danny
Superior silence is deafening!

The silence from Superior is really making me anxious. From what I have heard the response is more driven by $$$ than customer support. I started looking for a replacement to buy since a rebuilt...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-03-2021, 12:20 PM
Replies: 326
Views: 79,439
Posted By danny
Personally, I'm not taking any steps fwd on this...

Personally, I'm not taking any steps fwd on this thing until I see something in writing. I have less than 4 hrs of ground operations on a new motor and haven't heard a thing from Superior. Just seems...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 02-12-2021, 03:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,387
Posted By danny
Nice job

Great video. Being a fair weather pilot, it was actually educational for me. Looking fwd to return trip.
btw, nice plane.
danny
Forum: Trip Write-ups 02-09-2021, 08:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,583
Posted By danny
more pictures?

OK, I'm a softy for pups. How about a picture of Suri and her new sibling once they get to know each other a bit?
Had to ask...
danny
Forum: RV-6/6A 01-18-2021, 02:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,359
Posted By danny
Wow!

Gorgeous. I'm anxious to see the whole plane.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-28-2020, 12:40 PM
Replies: 326
Views: 79,439
Posted By danny
Unhappy I'm not going to have my plane inspected because...

I'm not going to have my plane inspected because I read it as being applicable to a product...SAP crankshaft...but not our planes. I will be sitting on my hands to keep from doing anything until SAP...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-18-2020, 04:38 PM
Replies: 326
Views: 79,439
Posted By danny
AMOC coming?

I'm still crying in my beer.....ok, rum and eggnog but still....
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-13-2020, 04:40 PM
Replies: 326
Views: 79,439
Posted By danny
Unhappy I feel your pain

I have about 3.3 hrs ground time on my new paperweight. Ready for an AWC inspection. Think I'll get the inspection and then see what SAP is planning on doing. In the mean time consumption of adult...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-11-2020, 09:04 PM
Replies: 326
Views: 79,439
Posted By danny
Unhappy Crankshaft ad

I'm one of the lucky "winners". 3 hrs of ground time on my motor.
I spoke with a rep at SAP who told me the powers that be will meet Monday and come up with a plan. Apparently they didn't expect the...
Forum: RV-14 12-06-2020, 01:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,504
Posted By danny
Wink Bolt looks too short

Hi, just my 2 cents but I would do the buildup just like the drawing but with a bolt of the proper length. After that it's correct and worry free which is what you would want on all your...
Forum: My RV Build Project 11-11-2020, 12:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,743
Posted By danny
unusable fuel...

Thanks. The svc bulletin has been complied with. I'm curious now...I'll weigh with unusable fuel only but later I'll fill both tanks and see where the math gets me.
danny
Forum: My RV Build Project 11-10-2020, 10:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,743
Posted By danny
Unusable fuel

Thanks, Mel. Just what I was hoping to hear.
danny
Forum: My RV Build Project 11-09-2020, 08:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,743
Posted By danny
unusable fuel

I drained the left tank with the fuel pump and came in just shy of 2oz of unusable fuel. So is it safe to assume that the right tank is pretty much the same? It's a taildragger so it's always in a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-28-2020, 09:51 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 8,440
Posted By danny
hangar break-in

I totally feel your pain. My hangar was broken into (I'm a renter) and they broke the locks on the doors to the hangar, tool room and lounge. The thieves weren't very bright because they stole...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-24-2020, 03:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,290
Posted By danny
weighing a taildragger advice

You guys are awesome. You won't believe how much I need others to "weigh" in.
Thanks, Gents.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-24-2020, 12:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,290
Posted By danny
weighing a taildragger advice

I'm at the point where my RV9 is needing w/b but I'm kinda concerned about nosing over when it gets leveled without fuel. What did you other taildragger guys do?
I don't see too many options. Maybe...
Forum: Aircraft Camping 09-17-2020, 07:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,408
Posted By danny
Really jealous!!

I camped at the KOA last year and we had a great time. Next time maybe I'll fly in. Just one question...did you bring your own wagon or was it available to use. I have a cool canvas sided one that...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-12-2020, 11:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 9,257
Posted By danny
GMU11 install.

So I built a shelf on the aft side of the main cargo panel of a -9 and it tested fine. I've taxied it and worked rudder cables, control rods, servos and light loads with no problems. It's a location...
Forum: Northwest 09-07-2020, 12:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,429
Posted By danny
RV9 at Thun

Hi Herman.
My RV9 is almost done but I think I'm a little farther away than the other guys. I'm at Thun and like talking about my plane...like most builders. You're more than welcome to pm and come...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-10-2020, 01:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,495
Posted By danny
GMU 11 mount

So I hit the easy button and built a shelve on the aft side of the main cargo panel. Calibration seemed to go well, interference test passed and it's hopefully good to go. I haven't flown yet, only...
Forum: RV-9/9A 07-23-2020, 11:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,543
Posted By danny
I trimmed the skin and the firewall flange right...

I trimmed the skin and the firewall flange right up to the firewall. Any more and it would be trimming the firewall itself. I plan on just keeping an eye on it and checking bolt torque at the first...
Forum: RV-9/9A 07-22-2020, 07:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,543
Posted By danny
Yes, washers are at all 6 places. I used the...

Yes, washers are at all 6 places. I used the an970's to distribute the load on a wider area. I truly am not comfortable trimming into the firewall.
thanks for responses
danny
Forum: RV-9/9A 07-22-2020, 01:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,543
Posted By danny
curiosity question on motor mount

I'm getting my 9 inspected by the DAR soon but now I'm worried about my firewall/motor mount install that I actually did a long time ago. The mount is actually quite flat at all 6 lugs. I ran into...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-22-2020, 12:49 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 12,592
Posted By danny
Cool Instructor quit?

"In my humble opinion" an instructor is there to get you over the little burps like you had. That's why we need them. This should be an opportunity to find an instructor who will help you learn good...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 07-02-2020, 12:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,891
Posted By danny
Both

Both have a start function. Part of my checklist is master and pmag on before I touch the key.
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