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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-02-2022, 12:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 906
Posted By Steve
Salt Lake Approach will keep you east of I-15...

Salt Lake Approach will keep you east of I-15 while you transition through the Bravo. Turn left at Spanish Fork and follow Hwy 6 the rest of the way to KCNY.
I'm based in Ogden, KOGD, so I normally...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-02-2022, 11:52 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,422
Posted By Steve
https://photos.app.goo.gl/7C1hroWpTYhDGLX69 I...

https://photos.app.goo.gl/7C1hroWpTYhDGLX69

I was using a bent piece of 1/8" rod similar to post #3. If you look closely at the attached pic above, you can see the damaged caused to the tailcone...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-02-2022, 11:38 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,846
Posted By Steve
https://photos.app.goo.gl/bk39n6A6pWYCPECo8 I...

https://photos.app.goo.gl/bk39n6A6pWYCPECo8

I just replaced my keyed ACS ignition switch with 2 DPDT switches and a push button, both purchased from Stein. I used Nuckolls wiring diagram. The 2 DPDT...
Forum: Tools 05-02-2022, 09:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,052
Posted By Steve
Aviation spark plugs are torqued to 360 - 420...

Aviation spark plugs are torqued to 360 - 420 inch pounds. My 3/8" drive is the only torque wrench I use (post build).
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 04-15-2022, 07:41 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,818
Posted By Steve
Bring a few with you for use while setting up...

Bring a few with you for use while setting up camp and toasting your first arrival to the big show.
As others mentioned, remember the Sunday eve beer swap in the HBC pavilion and the Monday eve house...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-28-2022, 07:21 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,160
Posted By Steve
I guess he hasn't figured it out yet.

I guess he hasn't figured it out yet.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-27-2022, 06:59 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,160
Posted By Steve
I've used Garmin Pilot on Android devices since...

I've used Garmin Pilot on Android devices since the beginning. Some thoughts:
1. GP on an Apple device is usually 2-3 revisions ahead of the Android version.
2. My FF buddy is envious of Pilot's...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-26-2022, 09:00 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,090
Posted By Steve
I had a Tri-Pacer for the first year and a half...

I had a Tri-Pacer for the first year and a half into my -9A build. I received an unsolicited offer to purchase the Piper so off it went. I was a mission pilot in the CAP at the time, so I was getting...
Forum: Painting your RV 03-25-2022, 08:22 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,224
Posted By Steve
My airport has the same policy. Outside the...

My airport has the same policy. Outside the hangar worked for me. It was a calm morning in May with temps around 70 deg F. All prep work and masking was completed the day before inside the hangar....
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-22-2022, 08:16 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,610
Posted By Steve
My O-320 has 1000 hours on it. I've been using...

My O-320 has 1000 hours on it. I've been using Phillips XC since new. The Phillips rep at Oshkosh told me to continue using XC. If I was using an additive, it would make sense to change to Phillips...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-21-2022, 08:26 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,803
Posted By Steve
I flew 3 Young Eagles on Saturday morning. A fun...

I flew 3 Young Eagles on Saturday morning. A fun time was had by all.
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-17-2022, 04:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,703
Posted By Steve
I followed Bob Nuckolls' diagram when I changed...

I followed Bob Nuckolls' diagram when I changed from my ACS key switch to a push button and 2 DPDT switches. This is similar to post...
Forum: My RV Build Project 03-10-2022, 08:33 AM
Replies: 188
Views: 36,910
Posted By Steve
I put a 1" tall spacer under the adele clamp...

I put a 1" tall spacer under the adele clamp holding the carb heat cable. That gives the cable more of a straight shot from the firewall to the carb heat arm. Check your plans for concurrence. Mine...
Forum: RV-10 03-08-2022, 08:06 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,388
Posted By Steve
Didn't the -10 folk "reserve" a table in the...

Didn't the -10 folk "reserve" a table in the Nature Center pavilion during the Van's dinner in years past?
Forum: My RV Build Project 02-22-2022, 08:00 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,067
Posted By Steve
I did a slow build 9A. I never set a firm...

I did a slow build 9A. I never set a firm completion date because that would be too much like a day job with status reports and all that BS. This is supposed to be fun. However, after a while it...
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-22-2022, 07:51 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,701
Posted By Steve
Per Stein, if you do use the anti-rotation...

Per Stein, if you do use the anti-rotation washer, drill the hole for the tab on the forward face (the back side) of the panel. Furthermore, don't drill all the way through the panel, just deep...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-09-2022, 08:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,961
Posted By Steve
A new step kit (step and hardware) from Vans is...

A new step kit (step and hardware) from Vans is about $135. The gusset from Vans to repair your old step is less than $10. A handful of structural pop rivets is another $5. The local weld shop will...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 02-07-2022, 06:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,923
Posted By Steve
Is that you in the attached vid? The 3 planes at...

Is that you in the attached vid? The 3 planes at your 9 landed shortly before you on Thurs.
https://photos.app.goo.gl/mJft2zXa4F15xp3F9
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-25-2022, 08:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,105
Posted By Steve
I went with this Stein idea on my...

I went with this Stein idea on my -9A.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f8DCvBV2V4M&t=46s

Two local -14 builders also went with this after they had difficulty working with the supplied Molex...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-13-2022, 08:21 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,376
Posted By Steve
I've not had any luck using the Amazon kit...

I've not had any luck using the Amazon kit because the shrink plastic sleeve melted away before the solder melted. I put them back on the shelf and went back to old school method using a solder joint...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-19-2021, 08:03 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,764
Posted By Steve
I replaced my flourescent tubes with LEDs 2 years...

I replaced my flourescent tubes with LEDs 2 years ago. Actually, Rocky Mt Power did the job under a gov't incentive program.
The job entailed discarding the original power supply and replacing the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-19-2021, 07:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,501
Posted By Steve
Backcountry Santa

There were about 65 airplanes delivering supplies and Christmas presents to the Navajo Nation yesterday. Items were picked up at Salt Lake Intl Airport and delivered to 5 different airstrips in...
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-15-2021, 08:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,577
Posted By Steve
I wondered the same thing when I changed to...

I wondered the same thing when I changed to electric trim after 13 years of twisting the big black knob.
In the end, I decided to purchase the new parts from Van's and follow the plans. There is no...
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-28-2021, 06:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,544
Posted By Steve
Have you tried (re)pairing your device to the...

Have you tried (re)pairing your device to the GDL-39? Start at the bluetooth settings page on your device.
I had to re-establish the connection between my -39 and the G3X after sitting for 10 days at...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-23-2021, 08:25 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 17,274
Posted By Steve
No problems with 8.92 audio. I also had no probs...

No problems with 8.92 audio. I also had no probs with 8.91.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-14-2021, 06:51 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,266
Posted By Steve
I see the day when One Wheels sit on the same...

I see the day when One Wheels sit on the same shelf as Clackers and Lawn Darts.
Forum: GPS 11-04-2021, 09:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,179
Posted By Steve
Another vote for Stein's red handle crimper. I...

Another vote for Stein's red handle crimper.
I bought the high density adapter and the green/white (HD) removal tool but never used them on my G3X vfr install.
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-03-2021, 12:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,772
Posted By Steve
Wag-aero https://www.wagaero.com/rv-a-series-aircr...

Wag-aero
https://www.wagaero.com/rv-a-series-aircraft-deluxe-tow-bar.html
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-11-2021, 09:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 925
Posted By Steve
I recently added electric trim to my -9A. I...

I recently added electric trim to my -9A. I changed the 1 3/8 dimension to 1 1/4 to better align the pitch rod with the trim tab horn. That change also centered the rod in the slot opening in the...
Forum: Tools 10-08-2021, 08:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,713
Posted By Steve
I also used Stein's lower priced crimper tool. I...

I also used Stein's lower priced crimper tool. I never used the extra cost high density die when I built my G3X panel. Dynon and the others may be different.
Forum: RV-9/9A 10-03-2021, 09:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,287
Posted By Steve
MY ASI is set to mph so it's 90, 80, 70 for...

MY ASI is set to mph so it's 90, 80, 70 for downwind, base, and final. Those numbers convert to 78, 70, 61 kts. Keep in mind flap operating speed on the 9 is 90 mph or 78 kts.
Forum: RV-10 09-27-2021, 08:34 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 660
Posted By Steve
I purchased the new fitting at my local hydraulic...

I purchased the new fitting at my local hydraulic hose shop. The only issue is you can't remove the metal keepers and nylon nuts from the plastic brake lines without possibly damaging those plastic...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-27-2021, 08:21 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,082
Posted By Steve
This is from a text I received the other...

This is from a text I received the other day:
Picture the Eagle on the lunar surface. The caption reads, "There are two kinds of countries; those who use the metric system and those who have landed...
Forum: Tools 09-24-2021, 08:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,782
Posted By Steve
I bought a piece of flat steel bar from Home...

I bought a piece of flat steel bar from Home Depot. It is 1/4" thick x 2" wide x 36" long. I had to remove some surface rust, using sandpaper and a block, before it was ready for back rivet duty.
I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-23-2021, 09:07 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,082
Posted By Steve
We also flew home from Carson City NV to Ogden UT...

We also flew home from Carson City NV to Ogden UT on Monday. Beautiful day with light and variable winds at 9500. The flight took 2.8 hrs.
Compare that to the flight over on Saturday to Carson with...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-23-2021, 08:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,615
Posted By Steve
I used this route when I flew from Vero Beach FL...

I used this route when I flew from Vero Beach FL to Ogden UT.
Day 1 - KVRB to KDUA, Durant Regional where we spent the night in the hotel casino just north of the airport. I made 2 other fuel stops...
Forum: RV-4 09-22-2021, 08:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,004
Posted By Steve
I used PreKote on my -9A last year. It is...

I used PreKote on my -9A last year. It is available from Spruce in quarts and gallons. Most of the major airframe builders switched to this stuff years...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-16-2021, 08:15 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,802
Posted By Steve
We'll be arriving Saturday and departing on...

We'll be arriving Saturday and departing on Monday. Two years ago we parked our rental car in the church lot down the block from the main gate. IIRC it was $15 per day. Cash only.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-14-2021, 08:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,245
Posted By Steve
An assortment of screws used on tail fairings,...

An assortment of screws used on tail fairings, wheel pants, inspection covers, aft bulkhead, seat pans, etc.
Cotter pins and safety wire.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-28-2021, 08:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,861
Posted By Steve
I have the same list with the addition of a...

I have the same list with the addition of a throatless shear.
Forum: Reviews 08-19-2021, 08:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,897
Posted By Steve
Follow up question

How much did your CG move after the prop swap? The GA prop is about 20 pounds lighter than the fixed pitch Sensenich, correct?
Forum: Reviews 08-18-2021, 10:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,897
Posted By Steve
Cole, Are the forward and aft spinner bulkheads...

Cole,
Are the forward and aft spinner bulkheads included with the prop and spinner or are they purchased from Van's? Can my existing spinner and bulkhead(s) be used with this prop?
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-09-2021, 08:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,749
Posted By Steve
I had a new tire delaminate on the inside. The...

I had a new tire delaminate on the inside. The rubber edge wore a groove in the tube which eventually caused the tube to fail. This was over a 2 month period.
I contacted Aircraft Spruce customer...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-21-2021, 07:51 AM
Replies: 218
Views: 26,505
Posted By Steve
I received mine yesterday. It took 1 week. Salt...

I received mine yesterday. It took 1 week. Salt Lake FSDO. The op limits state it's good for 48 months.
Forum: RV-14 07-11-2021, 08:24 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,906
Posted By Steve
I calibrated my -9A equipped with a G3X Touch...

I calibrated my -9A equipped with a G3X Touch system using the "add one gallon at a time" method. The calibration value for both tanks remained the same starting at the 15 gallon level up to the 18...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-06-2021, 07:36 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,932
Posted By Steve
Subscribed. Has the plane with the FAB problems...

Subscribed.
Has the plane with the FAB problems ever had a condition inspection? Or was it a setup?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-04-2021, 08:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,685
Posted By Steve
I have camped at West Yellowstone airport a few...

I have camped at West Yellowstone airport a few times. Very nice. There's a rack of mountain bikes to ride the 1 mile into town. Call ahead to the FBO to inquire about the camp showers availability....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-04-2021, 08:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,068
Posted By Steve
Every airplane, including experimentals, pays $28...

Every airplane, including experimentals, pays $28 per night to camp. I think there is a 2 tent limit for each airplane.
Forum: RV-6/6A 07-02-2021, 08:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,472
Posted By Steve
My hangar partner has a RV6 tip-up. He mounted...

My hangar partner has a RV6 tip-up. He mounted his GDL-82 under the RH seat on a bracket mounted between 2 floor ribs. He mounted the antenna on a plate under the plexiglass above the baggage...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 07-02-2021, 08:25 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 8,984
Posted By Steve
One of the things I've learned after many OSH...

One of the things I've learned after many OSH trips is that early Saturday departures can be concerning/difficult because:
- You need to get a refund for unused camping days. After all, 30 bucks is...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 06-29-2021, 08:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,931
Posted By Steve
Coming up from Vero Beach, I packed a sandwich...

Coming up from Vero Beach, I packed a sandwich which I ate at my second fuel stop in western Kentucky. I stopped in DeKalb IL for my last fuel stop before OSH. DeKalb always had hot dogs on the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-23-2021, 08:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,996
Posted By Steve
I'm ADSB equipped and my flight path on Flight...

I'm ADSB equipped and my flight path on Flight Aware from UT to OSH is 3 short line segments. There are not many ground stations out here in the west. Practically anonymous.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-15-2021, 07:31 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 23,402
Posted By Steve
I just renewed and was pleasantly surprised at...

I just renewed and was pleasantly surprised at the new lower rate considering I received an email last month telling me to expect a higher premium for the upcoming year.
Anyway, I'm 68 with 2200...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-06-2021, 07:34 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,912
Posted By Steve
My experience was that the lead turns into a grey...

My experience was that the lead turns into a grey goop after filling the spark plug electrode cavity with Hoppes #9 and letting it work overnight. You can clean the spark plug but I don't want it in...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-05-2021, 08:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,702
Posted By Steve
+1 on Stark and Stein I bought my original...

+1 on Stark and Stein
I bought my original avionics from Stark back in '08 and I bought my G3X package from them last year.
I also have an account with Stein.
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-04-2021, 07:37 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,526
Posted By Steve
I replaced one of my steps with a new one (the...

I replaced one of my steps with a new one (the crack propagated around to the outer face) and repaired the other with the gusset purchased from Vans.

I recommend going the weld repair route...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-25-2021, 08:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,640
Posted By Steve
DeKalb, IL, KDKB, was my usual last stop before...

DeKalb, IL, KDKB, was my usual last stop before KOSH coming up from FL. But we overnighted one year due to WX. I can't remember the hotel name, (Red Roof Inn?), but it was next door to a Culvers. The...
Forum: Primers 05-13-2021, 07:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,567
Posted By Steve
Alumiprep, acid, and alodine are hazardous to you...

Alumiprep, acid, and alodine are hazardous to you and the environment. The Prekote data sheet lists just about every airframe builder worldwide using their product as the first step in the paint...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-09-2021, 07:35 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 12,341
Posted By Steve
The usual 5-10 from UT will be there.

The usual 5-10 from UT will be there.
Forum: Alternative Engines 05-04-2021, 08:00 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,263
Posted By Steve
There was a turbine engine as well as a recip...

There was a turbine engine as well as a recip engine developed as part of the GAP program. I was an engineer at Williams International back in those days. We manufactured several components of the...
Forum: Visual Flight Rules 04-29-2021, 08:17 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 30,302
Posted By Steve
Head east from Bend to pick up I-84. Follow that...

Head east from Bend to pick up I-84. Follow that to Echo Junction UT, east of Ogden, to pick up I-80. Take 80 to Laramie WY than take the shortcut over US 287 to Boulder CO. You'll be up at 9500 or...
Forum: Florida (South) 04-16-2021, 07:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,129
Posted By Steve
Same thing when I flew to KEYW. I also stayed...

Same thing when I flew to KEYW.
I also stayed west of MIA airspace then flew over all the keys all the way down. Coming home, I took a left at Marathon and cut across the water to the mainland.
Forum: Propellers 04-11-2021, 08:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,868
Posted By Steve
I own a 9A / 160. I went with the fixed pitch...

I own a 9A / 160. I went with the fixed pitch Sensenich when I finished the plane in '08 because I got a very good deal on it, (new-in-box-never-installed). I've been happy with it over the last 925...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-08-2021, 07:54 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,755
Posted By Steve
I've always used hand towels. Catch them on sale...

I've always used hand towels. Catch them on sale for about a $1 at WalMart. They come in a wide variety of colors. Buy the 100% cotton ones for later use on the windshield.
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