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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-19-2021, 07:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 192
Posted By cgeyman
Help; tip up ball mount screws

Hi. I am having a hard time getting to the nuts to tighten the c-728 strut ball stud mount. I read that some builders use nut plates to ďbindĒ them. I got them loosely attached by super gluing them...
Forum: My RV Build Project 10-19-2021, 07:35 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 15,968
Posted By cgeyman
Tip up getting there

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Forum: My RV Build Project 10-15-2021, 04:49 PM
Replies: 707
Views: 289,703
Posted By cgeyman
Nice build

Very pretty plane. Thanks for the wheel pants tips.👍
Forum: My RV Build Project 10-15-2021, 04:43 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 15,968
Posted By cgeyman
Slow canopy work

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Forum: My RV Build Project 10-09-2021, 10:33 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 15,968
Posted By cgeyman
Closing in on final trimming

What a mess it all makes
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Forum: My RV Build Project 10-09-2021, 06:47 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 15,968
Posted By cgeyman
Front canopy trim

Pretty darn messy and smelly. ? Like sniffing super glue (wouldnít know).
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Forum: My RV Build Project 10-08-2021, 11:19 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 15,968
Posted By cgeyman
Big cut

Lots of plexi shrapnel on forehead and wispy cobwebs. Definitely rec great eye and nose protection- luckily lots of great masks around. Used rotozip as even my 20 gallon compressor couldn’t drive my...
Forum: My RV Build Project 10-06-2021, 06:37 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 15,968
Posted By cgeyman
Canopy frame

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Forum: My RV Build Project 10-06-2021, 07:37 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 15,968
Posted By cgeyman
Thanks Bill

What an elegant fix. I might put epoxy filler around my ďbluntĒ spacer to make it more elegant and viewer friendly. Really like your solution! Thanks for the tip. Cal
Forum: My RV Build Project 10-05-2021, 12:21 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 15,968
Posted By cgeyman
Tilt up canopy woes

Had to shim out lateral two rivets on aft canopy frame bar. Had quite a mismatch. Tech support was helpful.
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Forum: My RV Build Project 09-21-2021, 09:35 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 15,968
Posted By cgeyman
Canopy latch for tip-up

Cool design
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Forum: My RV Build Project 09-19-2021, 06:35 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 15,968
Posted By cgeyman
Access panels put in

Still need a little TLC fitting
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Forum: My RV Build Project 09-19-2021, 03:26 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 15,968
Posted By cgeyman
Canopy brackets

Also putting in front top skin access panels
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Forum: My RV Build Project 09-15-2021, 12:02 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 15,968
Posted By cgeyman
Finished main tail fairing

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Forum: My RV Build Project 09-12-2021, 04:10 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 15,968
Posted By cgeyman
Tail finally hung

Finishing the fairings now
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Forum: My RV Build Project 09-09-2021, 07:50 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 15,968
Posted By cgeyman
Portís routed uphill

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Forum: My RV Build Project 09-09-2021, 07:24 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 15,968
Posted By cgeyman
Static system upgrade

Didnít really like vans stock static system

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Forum: My RV Build Project 09-07-2021, 10:14 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 96,010
Posted By cgeyman
Nice John

Nice work John. Very tidy. Are you putting in access panels on the top skin for sub panel access of your remote LRUís, TCW battery, ground, etc?
I am debating putting in the top plate access panels....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-06-2021, 04:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 473
Posted By cgeyman
? a type of chicago screw post

i did find book binding type screw/posts called chicago screws on amazon. look pretty close; bought some; maybe i can use them to bind my plans for my current 9a build as my eaa tech advisor did for...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-06-2021, 03:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 473
Posted By cgeyman
The lost side

Missing fastener:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-06-2021, 03:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 473
Posted By cgeyman
One more photo

One more
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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-06-2021, 03:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 473
Posted By cgeyman
Help identify trim fastener

I took my wheel pants off my 2003 build rv-9a (bought 4 yrs ago) and noticed the lower gear leg to wheel pants intersection fairing lost itís small fastener. I canít see in my new rv-9a build that...
Forum: RV-14 09-04-2021, 02:01 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,459
Posted By cgeyman
Rec antisplat lock

I used the pvc for several years but it would sometimes slip off. Feel Alan Nimmoís device is much more secure and worth the cost.
Forum: RV-9/9A 09-01-2021, 05:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 590
Posted By cgeyman
My stop was too short too

I drilled out my stop after testing it with my swinging rudder showed less than an inch from the elevators. Many a rudder has been dinged by wind gusts pushing it against the inside elevator...
Forum: My RV Build Project 09-01-2021, 11:12 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 15,968
Posted By cgeyman
More tail strobe wiring

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Forum: My RV Build Project 09-01-2021, 01:38 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 15,968
Posted By cgeyman
Flyleds tail light

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Forum: My RV Build Project 08-31-2021, 06:01 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 15,968
Posted By cgeyman
Rudder bottom fairing and strobe routing

Copied how my Charles Darland 2003 build did it
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Forum: My RV Build Project 08-31-2021, 02:10 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 15,968
Posted By cgeyman
Fitting the tips

And routing rudder cables
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Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-30-2021, 05:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,268
Posted By cgeyman
Smile Super cool photos

Great photography, esp of the weather
Forum: My RV Build Project 08-30-2021, 02:30 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 15,968
Posted By cgeyman
Nut plates for tail fairing

Also lengthened my rudder stops a bit

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Forum: My RV Build Project 08-28-2021, 04:45 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 15,968
Posted By cgeyman
Autopilot servos in

Autopilot works great. Added garmin 507 controller into panel under my garmin 650 GTN nav/com.
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Forum: My RV Build Project 08-23-2021, 12:35 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 15,968
Posted By cgeyman
Still working on new rv-9 panel

Autopilot and g3x work so far. Might start closing up frame now that most of the fuselage wiring is done.

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Forum: Electrical Systems 08-22-2021, 08:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,658
Posted By cgeyman
Happy with the JR crimper

Bought both the DMC model as well as the JR crimper. Needed for 24 g wire crimping (or you can just bend back the ends and ďdouble upĒ the wire to make it bigger/thicker). Really like the smaller JR...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-21-2021, 07:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 623
Posted By cgeyman
crating time

my finish kit shipped ten days after being sent to crating; when I opened the box i was impressed, and totally understand their lead times. They pack it very well, and tight, and well-engineered. My...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-21-2021, 05:49 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,916
Posted By cgeyman
RV-12 vs other models

Having 200 hrs in the RV-12 and 800 hrs in the RV-9a, I would agree with all of the above.

I loved the RV-12 but would definitely go for the fuel injected model. Having leaking carb floats on the...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 08-21-2021, 09:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 722
Posted By cgeyman
Agree

Very cool video!
Forum: My RV Build Project 08-14-2021, 07:41 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 15,968
Posted By cgeyman
Finish kit arrived

Hurray. Vans does a great job packing the crate.
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Forum: My RV Build Project 08-11-2021, 03:58 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 15,968
Posted By cgeyman
Radio works-hurray

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Forum: My RV Build Project 08-09-2021, 06:23 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 15,968
Posted By cgeyman
New panel for old plane

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Forum: My RV Build Project 08-06-2021, 04:08 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 15,968
Posted By cgeyman
Progress on panel redo

For my current plane that I bought 4 years ago (2003 Charles Darland rv9a)

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Forum: My RV Build Project 08-05-2021, 11:54 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 15,968
Posted By cgeyman
Making new panel for my ďoldĒ rv-9a

My current rv-9a gets panel upgrade
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Forum: My RV Build Project 08-03-2021, 03:55 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 15,968
Posted By cgeyman
GTN 650 in panel!

Still have to wire it up though (the harder part).😊
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Forum: My RV Build Project 07-31-2021, 12:03 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 15,968
Posted By cgeyman
Added backup adhrs (ForeFlight Sentry)

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Forum: RV-15 07-31-2021, 08:20 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,444
Posted By cgeyman
Mix

Flush on wings; pulled on fuselage and hard to reach areas😊
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-30-2021, 09:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,873
Posted By cgeyman
Rudder gust lock

My row of planes at HBC were all parked noses to the East, so the strong storm winds from the west were hitting my tail first. Had just bought the Antisplat rudder gust lock (an upgrade from my DIY...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 07-25-2021, 02:25 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 9,760
Posted By cgeyman
Smile So far

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Excellent weather and nice breeze
Forum: My RV Build Project 07-20-2021, 10:16 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 15,968
Posted By cgeyman
Awaiting 3m film

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Forum: My RV Build Project 07-19-2021, 08:12 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 15,968
Posted By cgeyman
Rudder 2.0

Dropped 1.0 while hanging it alone (oops).
2.0 is much cleaner.

Had to cut out the lead counter weight from the olds rudder.
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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-16-2021, 09:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,700
Posted By cgeyman
Another tidbit

I lost my gyro attitude indicator several years ago due to wildfire smoke. It was full IMC from smoke and scary as heck. Now I have a garmin g5 and multiple adhar backups (iPad ForeFlight/sentry and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-16-2021, 08:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 944
Posted By cgeyman
Thumbs up Also rec preview runways

I would also listen to atc live air radio app for ten minutes during the day, while looking at the runway diagram. They can change your runway last minute and ask you to contact the small runway...
Forum: My RV Build Project 07-12-2021, 04:36 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 15,968
Posted By cgeyman
Intercom wiring

I should have just paid for the prewired kit. Saves about ten hours of work.

Oh well. Relaxing.
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Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 06-24-2021, 07:09 PM
Replies: 832
Views: 603,743
Posted By cgeyman
Fueling up in WY

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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-20-2021, 01:09 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,422
Posted By cgeyman
Flew down to KAPA for annual CI

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Forum: My RV Build Project 06-15-2021, 12:52 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 15,968
Posted By cgeyman
Panel wired for now

Just have engine sensors to do (awaiting engine/finish kit), and transfer my Garmin GTN 650 Nav/comm out of my other plane.

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Forum: My RV Build Project 06-13-2021, 09:48 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 9,640
Posted By cgeyman
Cool iMac in workshop

Really like your iMac mounted for easy plans access (my paper plans sure take a bench of their own).
Forum: RV-14 06-13-2021, 09:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,274
Posted By cgeyman
In Missoula

There are two rv-10 builders and an rv-9 builder in Missoula
Forum: My RV Build Project 06-11-2021, 12:00 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 15,968
Posted By cgeyman
Trim woes

Trim tab UP is Elevator Down; ughh

Had to switch the orange/blue position sense wires and the white/gray motor up/down button again. Oh well. Getting better at soldering and shrink...
Forum: My RV Build Project 06-10-2021, 05:09 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 15,968
Posted By cgeyman
Trim wired

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Forum: My RV Build Project 06-09-2021, 03:20 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 15,968
Posted By cgeyman
First gps acquisition

Garmin stuff works!

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Forum: My RV Build Project 06-08-2021, 10:24 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 15,968
Posted By cgeyman
Garmin units coming alive

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Forum: My RV Build Project 06-07-2021, 09:10 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 15,968
Posted By cgeyman
Finished magnetometer/compass

Now onto can bus nodes and pass-through daisy chain planning- the hardest

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Forum: My RV Build Project 06-06-2021, 10:12 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 15,968
Posted By cgeyman
Magnetometer in tail

Also added two usb chargers in panel
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Forum: My RV Build Project 06-03-2021, 11:32 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 15,968
Posted By cgeyman
iPad mounted

Used magnets (used on my flying rv and really like it)

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Forum: My RV Build Project 06-02-2021, 10:13 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 15,968
Posted By cgeyman
Decided on fuse box instead of c/bís

Using back terminated fuse box as my avionics buss and c/b equivalent; kind of like the rv-12 does (?and rv-14 now too?)
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