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Forum: RV-10 Yesterday, 11:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 539
Posted By 9GT
No modification to the original flange is...

No modification to the original flange is required. Just clean for a good bond. I did this on my RV-10. You may want to check directly with Andair and order from them instead of Aircraft Spruce. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-05-2022, 03:16 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,677
Posted By 9GT
I purchased a C-152 when I first started my...

I purchased a C-152 when I first started my flight training. Economical to own and operate and it was always available when I needed it for flight instruction. I owned it for 5 years before I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-04-2022, 11:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 476
Posted By 9GT
There is no paperclip attachment available in PM....

There is no paperclip attachment available in PM. I usually just ask for an email address and continue the conversation there where I am able to easily do attachments.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-25-2021, 08:24 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,424
Posted By 9GT
For the little time it takes to remove the...

For the little time it takes to remove the cowling, I cant imagine any valid reason to skip this step when changing oil. The benefits of taking a good look and touch of the engine and components FWF...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-19-2021, 11:15 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,508
Posted By 9GT
My buddies Superior IO-360 Cozy MKIV developed...

My buddies Superior IO-360 Cozy MKIV developed some pretty bad oil leaks at around 700 hours. Itís hard to pinpoint where the leaks originate. It uses updraft cooling and the air blows the oil all...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 12-18-2021, 12:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 597
Posted By 9GT
Great idea. I live on the edge and just chuck...

Great idea. I live on the edge and just chuck the tap in the tail-stock chuck and hand turn the lathe chuck letting the tap draw itself in. Haven't broke one yet, but sooner or later it will...
Forum: RV-10 12-13-2021, 08:27 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 365
Posted By 9GT
I can send you mine. PM sent

I can send you mine. PM sent
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-05-2021, 11:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,456
Posted By 9GT
I most definitely WOULD NOT use a pressure washer.

I most definitely WOULD NOT use a pressure washer.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-03-2021, 07:58 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 603
Posted By 9GT
The hydraulic rams do tend to leak down. When I...

The hydraulic rams do tend to leak down. When I built mine I fabricated a heavy steel articulating 4" X 6" padded plate to lift under the spar. They are good for servicing the wheels, but not so...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 12-01-2021, 11:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,457
Posted By 9GT
Yep. Thatís the one I used.

Yep. Thatís the one I used.
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-30-2021, 05:36 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,327
Posted By 9GT
If I filled the hanger and both homes with top...

If I filled the hanger and both homes with top shelf tools, I couldn't afford the second home. I have to be frugal until I can convince my wife to sell the main home and move up to the lake house...
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-30-2021, 12:38 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,327
Posted By 9GT
I love my Fluke but can only afford one of them. ...

I love my Fluke but can only afford one of them. I keep it at my hanger. I use the cheap china junk at my two homes. They work good,, but I don't trust them for anything other than basic voltage...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 11-30-2021, 08:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 930
Posted By 9GT
I have one Slick and one SureFly on my IO-320. ...

I have one Slick and one SureFly on my IO-320. Not flying yet, but what are the benefits swapping over the SureFly harness from massive plugs to auto plugs?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-30-2021, 08:30 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,362
Posted By 9GT
When I built my -10, I was able to procure a set...

When I built my -10, I was able to procure a set of round labels that fit the control knobs. I can locate a few of the labels now, but nothing for the Throttle or Prop. Found these at...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 11-29-2021, 07:44 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 8,091
Posted By 9GT
The scam artists have gotten very good and...

The scam artists have gotten very good and knowledgeable at their craft. My friend bought a nice RV-9A last summer and although he is happy with it, he wants a -9A that is top shelf and he has been...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-29-2021, 04:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 912
Posted By 9GT
PM sent Scott.

PM sent Scott.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-29-2021, 09:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 912
Posted By 9GT
That's it. Thank you!

That's it. Thank you!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-28-2021, 09:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 912
Posted By 9GT
Slider Mod For Baggage Access

Maybe within the past year or so, there was a thread thread on baggage compartment access and how well the Supertracks mod works. A forum member posted a photo of his simple mod that involved...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-25-2021, 03:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,240
Posted By 9GT
Has anyone used Uship for competitive shipping...

Has anyone used Uship for competitive shipping bids? The buyer of my RV-10 empennage kit paid almost $900 for the shipping of the kit I crated 12í long x 1í high x 4í wide. From MI to OK. ...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-23-2021, 12:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 988
Posted By 9GT
I have modified a couple AN-3 bolts to make...

I have modified a couple AN-3 bolts to make custom sets for my squeezer.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-21-2021, 08:36 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,158
Posted By 9GT
My plenum is DIY so a lot is involved in getting...

My plenum is DIY so a lot is involved in getting the seal right using the stock Van’s cowling. I settled on using two layers of BID impregnated with high temperature RTV silicone and cured in place....
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-20-2021, 02:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,276
Posted By 9GT
Thanks Tom for that info. I will try to get...

Thanks Tom for that info. I will try to get acceptable bends using the per-plans Versa-tube all the way out to the wing connection or just order the pre-bent set up you developed. I'm just trying...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-20-2021, 11:14 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,276
Posted By 9GT
Not happy with the per plans fuel valve to wing...

Not happy with the per plans fuel valve to wing fuel lines that the previous builder of my RV-9A project installed, I removed them and I bought the braid covered conductive teflon fuel line and...
Forum: Tools 11-15-2021, 10:28 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,587
Posted By 9GT
This was one of my best additions to the...

This was one of my best additions to the workshop. Very heavy duty and holds all my riveting and metal working tools. Nice ball bearing drawers can hold a lot of weight. I roll it around to where...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 11-13-2021, 07:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,457
Posted By 9GT
I have the Precision EXP servo on my IO-320 RV-9A...

I have the Precision EXP servo on my IO-320 RV-9A and swapped the offset throttle lever with this mixture lever from Airflow Performance....
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-11-2021, 08:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,665
Posted By 9GT
1/16” (.064”) is a good rule of thumb for a paint...

1/16” (.064”) is a good rule of thumb for a paint gap.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-10-2021, 09:16 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,508
Posted By 9GT
I use old bed pillows topped with cut OSB. Donít...

I use old bed pillows topped with cut OSB. Donít forget to support the tail end if itís up on wheels. You do not want to get way back there and have it tip back and damage the tail end of the...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 11-10-2021, 07:44 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 10,335
Posted By 9GT
Never ever ever pay using PayPal under friends...

Never ever ever pay using PayPal under friends and family gift, buying goods from someone you don't personally know. As a seller, I factor in the Goods and Services fee when I price an item and it...
Forum: Safety 11-10-2021, 07:38 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 9,693
Posted By 9GT
I was taught to do a complete slow circle AND...

I was taught to do a complete slow circle AND looking as the last thing to do before taking the runway.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-08-2021, 09:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 912
Posted By 9GT
Do not assume that every single step was...

Do not assume that every single step was completed. If it was completed, verify it was completed correctly. I found a few things that required a re-do on my third hand project, including the...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 11-05-2021, 02:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,721
Posted By 9GT
This is very sad news indeed. Ted did the AW...

This is very sad news indeed. Ted did the AW inspection on the Cozy MKIV along with my RV-10. Coincidently, I was planning to contact him to see if he would be willing to fly up to Gladwin next...
Forum: RV-10 11-01-2021, 12:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 580
Posted By 9GT
Yep. Had a brand new one leak right from the...

Yep. Had a brand new one leak right from the start. The new split units gave me fits as there are two additional potential leak points. I found an old single block style and replaced it with that....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-23-2021, 08:46 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,535
Posted By 9GT
[QUOTE=Steve Melton;1563629]nice paint booth. ...

[QUOTE=Steve Melton;1563629]nice paint booth. you can add an inlet filter high in the booth and pull negative pressure inside the booth by routing ducts to the outside and placing the exhaust fans...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-22-2021, 07:38 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,535
Posted By 9GT
I couldn't bear the thought of another winter...

I couldn't bear the thought of another winter building in the cold hanger. The RV-10 build was nice, building at the house in a climate controlled 32' x 56' workshop. I chose to build the -9A at...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-19-2021, 09:40 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,762
Posted By 9GT
Sounds like an issue with your prop governor...

Sounds like an issue with your prop governor itself.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-17-2021, 08:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,789
Posted By 9GT
Those single hole tabs are difficult to hold in...

Those single hole tabs are difficult to hold in position to drill in alignment with the skin holes.Those pre-punched holes are close enough to just ream alone, debur, then dimple to accept the skin...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-16-2021, 10:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,116
Posted By 9GT
The Vanís 540 baffle kit will give you a huge...

The Vanís 540 baffle kit will give you a huge head start. We fabricated the baffles when we built the IO-360 powered Cozy MKIV from the plans drawings. What a PITA that was. A fellow Cozy MKIV...
Forum: Fiberglass 10-05-2021, 09:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,362
Posted By 9GT
Your at that point now where you need to bond,...

Your at that point now where you need to bond, re-glass, and finish the snorkel to the cowling. With a little more work, you can make that snorkel removable and thank yourself every time that lower...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 10-04-2021, 02:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,230
Posted By 9GT
Beautiful paint scheme Dan!

Beautiful paint scheme Dan!
Forum: Rocket 09-24-2021, 11:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 930
Posted By 9GT
The RV-10 has the vent line come out of it the...

The RV-10 has the vent line come out of it the tank a couple inches and a 90* bend down and straight out. No loops or bizarre cabin entry. I think one thing of most importance is to get the vent...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-23-2021, 12:47 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,782
Posted By 9GT
McFarlane Cowl Saver

This is good stuff and I used it on my RV-10. It is a bit stiffer than the Vanís cowl seal material and the other fabric reinforced silicone products. It would not comfort to the forward section of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-18-2021, 07:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,294
Posted By 9GT
Question What?

Why would you NOT want to take that time as a good opportunity to remove the lower cowl and look the engine over closely?
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-16-2021, 01:16 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,577
Posted By 9GT
Reading that log book entry raises red flags for...

Reading that log book entry raises red flags for me. A prop strike requires a compliance tear down and inspection by a qualified person. Sounds like that was not done, just a visual inspection of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-16-2021, 09:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 951
Posted By 9GT
As is for most manufactures, there is a shortage...

As is for most manufactures, there is a shortage of raw materials along with employee staffing due to COVID. Add in the wildfires on the west coast to the mix and one can understand why orders are...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-16-2021, 06:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 998
Posted By 9GT
I agree that mixing and freezing is a bad idea. ...

I agree that mixing and freezing is a bad idea. I use one of these for mixing the pro-seal and tiny batches of epoxy. Very sensitive and accurate for...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-10-2021, 11:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 857
Posted By 9GT
A Dremel with a conical shaped carbide burr would...

A Dremel with a conical shaped carbide burr would work great. Get it as close to alignment as possible. All you really want to do is form a funnel to help guide and bend the hinge pin in place. I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-10-2021, 09:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 857
Posted By 9GT
Reaming the eyelets should be your very last...

Reaming the eyelets should be your very last resort. Like was already mentioned it is most likely an alignment issue. Try inserting the hinge pin in one half of the hinge at a time. Note any tight...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-09-2021, 07:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,068
Posted By 9GT
I have had Clarity, Quiet Technologies, and now...

I have had Clarity, Quiet Technologies, and now have the CQI. Clarity and QT does not compare to the CQI as far as I am concerned. With properly inserted foam ear pieces, the sound quality and noise...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-08-2021, 11:05 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 8,325
Posted By 9GT
If the guy is coming out of the Detroit Office...

If the guy is coming out of the Detroit Office (Willow Run) hopefully you will get the same guy I had for my RV-10 REPAIRMAN CERTIFICATE. I donít recall his name, but everyone I encountered at that...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-08-2021, 07:56 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,188
Posted By 9GT
I made my snorkel removable and extended the...

I made my snorkel removable and extended the snout about 3", making a 3" round opening with an embedded 3" round aluminum tubing inside to accept 3" Scat. I also have a highly modified standard...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-04-2021, 02:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,709
Posted By 9GT
Unless the guy was a knob, the engine and...

Unless the guy was a knob, the engine and sparkplug maintenance SHOULD be in the engine log book.
Forum: RV-10 08-26-2021, 11:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,690
Posted By 9GT
FK5402-1 should be the one you want,,,I used that...

FK5402-1 should be the one you want,,,I used that on my RV-10 and also on my RV-9A. You won't be disappointed in their products, or their support.
Forum: RV-10 08-24-2021, 07:31 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,693
Posted By 9GT
Yes. I know that Mike S. (here on the forum)...

Yes. I know that Mike S. (here on the forum) built one into his RV-10 rudder.
Forum: RV-10 08-14-2021, 07:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,617
Posted By 9GT
Did you buy the black and white Moto-Pod demo...

Did you buy the black and white Moto-Pod demo plane? A friend of mine passed on that one and opted for a -9A.
Like Bob stated, the RV-10 is nose heavy. My short legs required I fly with the seat...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-08-2021, 12:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,152
Posted By 9GT
Shrinking gasket? Could you measure a used one...

Shrinking gasket? Could you measure a used one compared to new and post results?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-04-2021, 04:20 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,991
Posted By 9GT
Why not use something like these. A set of six...

Why not use something like these. A set of six for $40 on Amazon....
Forum: RV-14 08-04-2021, 04:09 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,534
Posted By 9GT
Your local Dollar Tree store sells S.S. spatter...

Your local Dollar Tree store sells S.S. spatter screens for frying pans @ $1.00 each. That provides enough screening to do a couple planes. I cut mine out and used Pro-Seal to glue them to the edge...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-23-2021, 02:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 935
Posted By 9GT
The complete video of the incident is on YouTube....

The complete video of the incident is on YouTube. Long video so just FF to the final 4 minutes. https://youtu.be/9eMcAQcjjNQ
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-18-2021, 09:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,112
Posted By 9GT
Pretty much what I did on my RV-10. Welded a SS...

Pretty much what I did on my RV-10. Welded a SS tab to the pin end, fabricated a recess in the center of the top cowling, and nested both tabs with a Camloc 2700 series SS stud to hold the dabs...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-16-2021, 09:12 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,754
Posted By 9GT
Three days out of my life to go pick it up and...

Three days out of my life to go pick it up and bring it back home home. About $600 expended includes two nights lodging. One day to drive there, one day to pack and load, and one day to bring it all...
Forum: RV-10 07-09-2021, 11:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,267
Posted By 9GT
Be aware that Garmin has a dual comm antenna...

Be aware that Garmin has a dual comm antenna isolation distance recommendation of 6í IIRC, to prevent feedback while transmitting.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-08-2021, 11:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,716
Posted By 9GT
I had a leak on one of my masters on my RV-10. I...

I had a leak on one of my masters on my RV-10. I was sure it was from the AN fitting but no matter what I did to that fitting, I was always finding brake fluid there. I finally got fed up and...
Forum: Tools 07-06-2021, 01:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,184
Posted By 9GT
VERY NICE!

VERY NICE!
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-02-2021, 07:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,295
Posted By 9GT
You missed the deadline: 07/01/2021

You missed the deadline: 07/01/2021
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