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Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-24-2021, 10:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 556
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: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 02-22-2021, 09:37 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 236
Posted By 9GT
SOLD: Clarity Aloft Headset $275 Shipped Free

SOLDUp for sale is this nice Clarity Aloft headset. My wife prefers old fashioned headset instead of the in ear type. I already have one. In like new condition. $275 includes free USPS Priority...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-21-2021, 09:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 485
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, 08:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 692
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, 01:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 541
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, 08:03 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,157
Posted By 9GT
Regular hairspray.

Regular hairspray.
Forum: Midwest 02-16-2021, 07:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 734
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, 12:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 734
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, 08:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,067
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, 07:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,202
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, 03:58 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,544
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, 08:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,115
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, 07:53 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,536
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, 07:42 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,911
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, 02:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 792
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, 08:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 843
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, 08:27 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,987
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, 07:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 778
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, 07:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,085
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, 05:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,058
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, 08:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 929
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, 06:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 699
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, 06:19 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 8,968
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, 05:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,346
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, 11:55 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,346
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, 06:04 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 8,968
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, 08:10 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,027
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, 09:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 806
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, 03:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 476
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, 09:08 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,811
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: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 01-23-2021, 12:55 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 435
Posted By 9GT
Iíll take the angle drill. Pm sent. Dave c.

Iíll take the angle drill. Pm sent. Dave c.
Forum: Propellers 01-22-2021, 09:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 413
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, 03:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,394
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, 08:28 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,406
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, 08:28 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,811
Posted By 9GT
My cats ready!

My cats ready!
Forum: Acts of Charity (using your RV) 01-19-2021, 12:03 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,811
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, 01:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,734
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, 01:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 371
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, 11:35 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,911
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, 08:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 904
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, 08:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,530
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, 12:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,362
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, 12:48 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,962
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, 08:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,626
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...
Forum: RV-14 12-30-2020, 08:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,916
Posted By 9GT
I had no problem riveting the empennage section...

I had no problem riveting the empennage section of the RV-10 by myself.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-28-2020, 11:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,457
Posted By 9GT
Good on your sale Pierre. Someone lucky got a...

Good on your sale Pierre. Someone lucky got a nice plane. You will be sad watching it fly away. I was sick to my stomach for days after mine was picked up and flown off by its new owner, and am...
Forum: Interiors 12-28-2020, 11:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,133
Posted By 9GT
I wish they had the carpet package back when I...

I wish they had the carpet package back when I ordered the interior for my RV-9A. Oh well,,,,. We need to convince Lemke now to get into the RV-10 interiors next!
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 12-27-2020, 02:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 921
Posted By 9GT
I buggered up one of my longerons on my RV-10. I...

I buggered up one of my longerons on my RV-10. I was able to source a replacement from a local metal supply chain that had a location just a 30 minute drive away. Saved me a lot of time and...
Forum: RV-10 12-26-2020, 11:44 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,454
Posted By 9GT
+++ This has happened to me once. I attributed...

+++
This has happened to me once. I attributed the cause to a bad nut plate or defective bolt threads.
Forum: Tools 12-24-2020, 08:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,757
Posted By 9GT
Thatís the one I have and IIRC, Jim? Avery would...

Thatís the one I have and IIRC, Jim? Avery would fine tune the rubber by sanding it down by hand on each and every one before it shipped.
Forum: RV-10 12-24-2020, 10:43 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,950
Posted By 9GT
When I first built my RV-10, fuel leakage was a...

When I first built my RV-10, fuel leakage was a big concern for me. I wrapped up every fuel line connection in the cockpit with white paper napkin material and taped it in place. Whenever I had the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-23-2020, 09:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,070
Posted By 9GT
I am using the EarthX 900 as my primary battery...

I am using the EarthX 900 as my primary battery and have the Deltran as my back-up battery. The EarthX was brand new and free from a Sonex builder that had a change of mind, and the Deltran was...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 12-23-2020, 09:13 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,698
Posted By 9GT
Once you have your cut lines laid out, a...

Once you have your cut lines laid out, a multi-tool with a half moon BIM blade does a good job plunge cutting and cutting the lines. I did my sub panel and panel cuts with them off the plane and...
Forum: Reviews 12-20-2020, 04:58 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,889
Posted By 9GT
Yep. Builders being penny wise and dollar...

Yep. Builders being penny wise and dollar foolish. I WAS one of those builders!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-20-2020, 12:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,278
Posted By 9GT
I provided a couple people with a drawing I made...

I provided a couple people with a drawing I made to fabricate the arms and connecting tubing. If anyone wants the pdf, please pm me with your email address and Iíll send it to you. I was very happy...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-19-2020, 02:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,278
Posted By 9GT
I am sending you a PM with a drawing. Dave

I am sending you a PM with a drawing.
Dave
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-18-2020, 11:51 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 958
Posted By 9GT
The sooner you start, the sooner you will be...

The sooner you start, the sooner you will be finished. I would not let the moving factor have an impact on when to start. I would build the parts, and crate them up properly in anticipation of the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-18-2020, 08:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 537
Posted By 9GT
Iím with you on this one. And itís really not...

Iím with you on this one. And itís really not that bad, mess wise, if you build them using the Fay Seal method.
Forum: RV-14 12-18-2020, 08:32 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,994
Posted By 9GT
I am tempted to buy just one for testing. If...

I am tempted to buy just one for testing. If accurate, buy a couple more. I had to have my old Inter-Comp scales repaired and recalibrated. The repair was very reasonable but the shipping costs...
Forum: RV-9/9A 12-17-2020, 11:36 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 7,772
Posted By 9GT
You are right on there, but with a trim power...

You are right on there, but with a trim power ON/OFF switch an accidental hat switch activation by pilot or passenger will do nothing.
Forum: RV-14 12-17-2020, 08:36 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,994
Posted By 9GT
When there is a will,,,,there is a way. :)

When there is a will,,,,there is a way. :)
Forum: RV-9/9A 12-17-2020, 08:29 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 7,772
Posted By 9GT
Though not as handy as this high dollar switch, I...

Though not as handy as this high dollar switch, I put a simple trim power toggle switch on the panel. I switch it on and trim with the stick grip hat switch, then turn off the power. Runaway trim...
Forum: RV-14 12-16-2020, 10:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,994
Posted By 9GT
He can stack the known weights to get close to...

He can stack the known weights to get close to the weights of the wheel he will be weighing. They are cheap scales so they may be pretty accurate at 165#, but way off at 400#. If they are load cell...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-15-2020, 10:52 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 7,702
Posted By 9GT
Keep looking. Your in a price range that should...

Keep looking. Your in a price range that should get you what you want, especially for an RV-14. I am working with an airport buddy actively seeking an RV-9A. As I remind him, if its not exactly...
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