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Forum: The RV Grin 05-09-2022, 06:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 583
Posted By polishpilot
Congratulations. I built an RV9A in Olympia. ...

Congratulations. I built an RV9A in Olympia. Finished and flew in 2014. Nice looking bird; but you had better get that You-Tube situation installed.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 04-15-2022, 07:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 739
Posted By polishpilot
A moment (week?) to remember. Great story.

A moment (week?) to remember. Great story.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-07-2022, 06:52 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,490
Posted By polishpilot
We had a corner lot in an HOA and no complaints. ...

We had a corner lot in an HOA and no complaints. Only problem was the guy across the street was the County Sheriff; and he would come over some afternoons (after changing his uniform) and help...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 12-23-2021, 06:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,196
Posted By polishpilot
Enjoyed the photos, Steve, says an not so young...

Enjoyed the photos, Steve, says an not so young former resident of Darrington, with relatives in Whatcom, Co and a brother in Arlington above the airport. Brought back memories of flying my 9A out...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 05-07-2021, 06:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,547
Posted By polishpilot
That last photo looks like you have a canvas over...

That last photo looks like you have a canvas over the canopy. IFR Flight?
Forum: The RV Grin 03-26-2021, 07:26 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,799
Posted By polishpilot
Jackie's first ride RV9A

Daughter Jackie ride in RV9A, July 2014.

https://www.amazon.com/photos/shared/ab2gsGKeSdy70M0FZZJlGw.p4om04E1Zu_5GCuCccKWg2?fbclid=IwAR18n-U00-EYCAXvZYIYdyAtciE-oyR9aDF6MiNTyJZZkT_9_YO3khlEYh8
Forum: RV-6/6A 04-09-2020, 07:30 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 12,046
Posted By polishpilot
Yes, wives are great.

Yes, wives are great.
Forum: RV-6/6A 04-09-2020, 06:36 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 12,046
Posted By polishpilot
Barry, third option would be NO wife. :) Never...

Barry, third option would be NO wife. :) Never mind, bad idea. That would be too costly.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-06-2020, 07:04 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,373
Posted By polishpilot
I know the feeling, as anyone building an...

I know the feeling, as anyone building an airplane would know. The County Sheriff where I used to live (and built the 9A) would come over after work and drink my beer while we talked and I tinkered...
Forum: Safety 10-01-2019, 11:28 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 19,076
Posted By polishpilot
Excellent advice.

Excellent advice.
Forum: Safety 09-27-2019, 06:34 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 19,076
Posted By polishpilot
I had a friend in Olympia, WA that put together...

I had a friend in Olympia, WA that put together survival gear for cold or hot weather situations, first aid, dried food and other tools for survival. They were in two air tight bags and sucked tight...
Forum: RV-14 08-23-2019, 07:43 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 71,503
Posted By polishpilot
You might think of all those of us who have...

You might think of all those of us who have reached back into our history of swear words for like events; like cracking our canopy on installation.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 04-15-2019, 07:01 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,214
Posted By polishpilot
I like the fourth photo. A hammer (soft) will...

I like the fourth photo. A hammer (soft) will fix anything. :) And, yes, this is a great group.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 12-11-2018, 07:13 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,669
Posted By polishpilot
Why wasn't Bernie allowed to cross the Iowa state...

Why wasn't Bernie allowed to cross the Iowa state line? Something in his past?
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-12-2018, 06:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,680
Posted By polishpilot
All of the above are great suggestions. Also,...

All of the above are great suggestions. Also, when you order your first kit Van's sends a complete build manual. There are many pages up front with explanations to probably many of your questions;...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-05-2018, 07:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,802
Posted By polishpilot
I am 6'4" with 34" inseam. When I built my -9A...

I am 6'4" with 34" inseam. When I built my -9A had the rudder blocks as far forward as possible and it worked fine. As a forethought, I made 4 positions for the rudder assembly; with 1" spacing so...
Forum: RV-9/9A 10-15-2017, 07:01 AM
Replies: 426
Views: 499,118
Posted By polishpilot
Wow, Bruce, finished RV-9A comes complete with...

Wow, Bruce, finished RV-9A comes complete with lovely Babe. Imagine that.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 09-15-2017, 06:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,272
Posted By polishpilot
Great video and action, Luca. Maybe you can...

Great video and action, Luca. Maybe you can teach Mike Elliott a few maneuvers. :) The only "corkscrew" maneuver he is good at now is from a bottle of good Italian wine.
Forum: California 09-29-2016, 01:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,282
Posted By polishpilot
Bruce, if you are attending the Prescott AOPA...

Bruce, if you are attending the Prescott AOPA Fly-in this weekend, check out the private message I sent you this morning.
Forum: My RV Build Project 07-13-2016, 07:01 AM
Replies: 583
Views: 336,905
Posted By polishpilot
The only thing I can think of when looking at...

The only thing I can think of when looking at your daughter is "Oh, the flexibility of youth". How much easier it would have been to build that RV9A if I could have got into positions like that. So...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 03-28-2016, 07:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,144
Posted By polishpilot
Good write up, Dave. You probably don't even...

Good write up, Dave. You probably don't even remember the breakfast after this mission. I'll take a second look at the Sport Aviation article.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 03-25-2016, 07:25 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,955
Posted By polishpilot
It is comforting to know that the US Military is...

It is comforting to know that the US Military is getting along with our Russian friends. :)
Forum: RV-9/9A 01-26-2016, 07:37 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,824
Posted By polishpilot
As I looked at your paint job, I told my wife...

As I looked at your paint job, I told my wife that it sure looks like Dave Burden's paint job. Then I read your comment that stated the same. :) Great job.
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-17-2015, 07:40 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 20,822
Posted By polishpilot
I did that once in a Cessna 182. Half fuel and...

I did that once in a Cessna 182. Half fuel and pilot only. Made it to 21,400. Yes, cold; and the aircraft felt really wobbly. Slow, very shallow turns. Took a long time from about FL190 to...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-09-2015, 07:50 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 28,872
Posted By polishpilot
Tom, I wish I could have been there to see you...

Tom, I wish I could have been there to see you flying through those arches. Must have been thrilling. Actually, I thought flying that low in a NP was illegal. Glad you are enjoying your trip.
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-30-2015, 06:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,211
Posted By polishpilot
Way to go, Bob. Have fun with Phase 1 and we...

Way to go, Bob. Have fun with Phase 1 and we will be looking for some photos.
Forum: RV-9/9A 10-05-2014, 07:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,372
Posted By polishpilot
Grandson CJ enjoyed a day of flying. After we...

Grandson CJ enjoyed a day of flying. After we went for a ride, he got a ride in another RV9 from my hangar...
Forum: RV-9/9A 10-05-2014, 07:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,372
Posted By polishpilot
There goes Mom

Grandson and Son-in-Law watching Mom taxi away. Thanks, John, Jackie and CJ for having fun with Dad.

http://i233.photobucket.com/albums/ee258/jimsyg/2014%20RV9-A/TheregoesMom_zps899161da.jpg...
Forum: RV-9/9A 10-05-2014, 07:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,372
Posted By polishpilot
Its been 36 years since we flew in a 182 Cessna...

Its been 36 years since we flew in a 182 Cessna from Olympia to WA DC when she was 10 years old. But I am not going to say how old she is.
Forum: RV-9/9A 10-05-2014, 07:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,372
Posted By polishpilot
Family ride day

Had a great afternoon with daughter, son-in-law, and grandson.

http://i233.photobucket.com/albums/ee258/jimsyg/2014%20RV9-A/DadandDaughter_zps7619ccfc.jpg...
Forum: RV-14 09-29-2014, 03:18 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 14,215
Posted By polishpilot
If you decide not to build or would rather fly...

If you decide not to build or would rather fly sooner, check this out. I am 6'4" and built this to fit. The rudder pedals are designed to fit in four different spots with a very quick...
Forum: Northeast 09-26-2014, 02:31 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 11,775
Posted By polishpilot
They just keep making kids cuter all the time. ...

They just keep making kids cuter all the time. What a smile. (RV grin).
Forum: Northeast 09-24-2014, 07:24 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 11,775
Posted By polishpilot
I'll bet two people went home happy. Thanks for...

I'll bet two people went home happy. Thanks for sharing. That boy will probably have a lifelong memory of that flight.
Forum: My RV Build Project 09-11-2014, 06:55 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 29,631
Posted By polishpilot
Congratulations, Michael. Now you can enjoy your...

Congratulations, Michael. Now you can enjoy your Phase I. I know what you mean about that strange feeling on your first flight. I am working on the gear fairings right now. Hope to be finished by...
Forum: My RV Build Project 09-02-2014, 08:02 AM
Replies: 216
Views: 142,831
Posted By polishpilot
Nice going, Bruce. I took about 90 days to do my...

Nice going, Bruce. I took about 90 days to do my 40 hours. Working on install of wheel fairings now.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-28-2014, 07:28 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 12,608
Posted By polishpilot
You're lucky, you have hair to soften the blow...

You're lucky, you have hair to soften the blow and hide the infraction. Really hurts on a bald head.
Forum: RV-9/9A 08-04-2014, 07:47 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,484
Posted By polishpilot
Congratulations, Derek. You will find it flies...

Congratulations, Derek. You will find it flies just like Van's says. Great machines.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 07-21-2014, 07:43 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 45,104
Posted By polishpilot
Vlad, I sent you a PM. You are welcome in...

Vlad, I sent you a PM. You are welcome in Olympia, WA (KOLM) with a place to stay. I have a 9-A (first flight May 7) that looks similar to yours. Several of us RV'rs here. Be careful of...
Forum: RV-9/9A 07-14-2014, 06:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,716
Posted By polishpilot
Great job, Doug. You and I have close to the...

Great job, Doug. You and I have close to the same S/N. Mine is 92051 and took about 2 years, 4 months. Enjoy your first flight and beyond.
Forum: RV-10 05-21-2014, 06:20 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 8,286
Posted By polishpilot
Where did you have it painted, Charlie. I will...

Where did you have it painted, Charlie. I will be looking for a painter after I fly off my 40 hours.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-20-2014, 06:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,598
Posted By polishpilot
Congratulations on the family addition. I hope...

Congratulations on the family addition. I hope this will not bring on any sibling rivalry!.
Forum: RV-9/9A 05-10-2014, 07:24 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,236
Posted By polishpilot
Thanks for all the comments folks. It is a nice...

Thanks for all the comments folks. It is a nice feeling after all the work. The only item noted on the airworthiness inspection was a loose nut (not the pilot) on the manifold pressure steel line. ...
Forum: RV-9/9A 05-08-2014, 09:06 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,236
Posted By polishpilot
Well, I might have told a little FIB. This was...

Well, I might have told a little FIB. This was my real first flight. :)http://i233.photobucket.com/albums/ee258/jimsyg/FirstRV5-Copy_zps97fe3766.jpg
Forum: RV-9/9A 05-08-2014, 08:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,236
Posted By polishpilot
N96LV First Flight May 7, 2014

96LV took to the sky on May 7 and was the culmination of 3 years work. All systems appeared to be working with the exception of my SL30 transmit function failing in flight. I had my transition...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-05-2014, 07:15 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,326
Posted By polishpilot
Make room for that 3rd seat in the 9A. ...

Make room for that 3rd seat in the 9A. Congratulations to all of you.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 04-24-2014, 06:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,950
Posted By polishpilot
That second RV in the lineup looks a lot like...

That second RV in the lineup looks a lot like Fred Stucklen's!
Forum: RV-9/9A 04-21-2014, 08:08 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 8,257
Posted By polishpilot
Great job, Bruce. I hope to be about a month...

Great job, Bruce. I hope to be about a month behind you. Inspection in the next week or two. The fun stuff starts for you now. Enjoy.
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-06-2014, 05:00 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,565
Posted By polishpilot
To SuperCubDriver: Yours is prettier than mine.

To SuperCubDriver:

Yours is prettier than mine.
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-05-2014, 06:27 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,565
Posted By polishpilot
Check your Nuts!

I was able to get my wings installed with the help of 3 fellow RV friends on Jan. 29; but not without a funny incident. I had trouble attempting to get a nut attached on one of the close tolerance...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-05-2014, 05:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,347
Posted By polishpilot
I recently had problems with KitLog when I...

I recently had problems with KitLog when I updated Win8 to 8.1. I emailed Kitlog support and Matt helped me out again. Sometimes he takes a couple of days to get back to you, but he is always there...
Forum: My RV Build Project 01-07-2014, 08:00 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 14,592
Posted By polishpilot
Congrats on the move, Kurt. You'll notice a...

Congrats on the move, Kurt. You'll notice a difference on your routine working at the airport, but enjoyable. Not quite so on those very cold days. I used the same method to move my 9A on Nov 1. ...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-31-2013, 03:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,781
Posted By polishpilot
After getting my finishing kit, I put the tires...

After getting my finishing kit, I put the tires on the rims and aired them up. I also took the spare nose wheel tube out of the box and put air in it so it would not be laying around rotting in the...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 12-31-2013, 08:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,817
Posted By polishpilot
I had the same thought!!! Ten Thousand rivets...

I had the same thought!!! Ten Thousand rivets rattling at speeds above 200kts. :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-24-2013, 04:45 PM
Replies: 290
Views: 84,442
Posted By polishpilot
RV Moves

I bought an RV untouched quick build in Wyoming. It now has around 2000+ miles on it from Oregon to Wyoming and back to Olympia, WA. Hope to see it fly that distance in one day this coming year.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-06-2013, 08:52 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 21,020
Posted By polishpilot
Shoulder

Pierre,

I have had friends that have had shoulder surgery and also shoulder joint replacement. The joint replacement was a far better convalescent period that the surgery route. Good luck. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-16-2013, 07:29 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,253
Posted By polishpilot
Use UPO-670

U-POL 670 Liquid Gold Pourable Glazing Putty. Google it!! I purchased mine through Amazon.com. Or get it direct from TCP Global. It is a two part epoxy - sands extremely easy after only 20 or 30...
Forum: My RV Build Project 08-13-2013, 07:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 15,710
Posted By polishpilot
Finally, an answer to that tailcone bucking...

Finally, an answer to that tailcone bucking problem about a year from now. Congratulations.
Forum: RV-9/9A 04-16-2013, 03:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,018
Posted By polishpilot
Never mind; my wife set me straight. She said...

Never mind; my wife set me straight. She said "isn't the spinner what sags, not the cowl?"

And she says she doesn't like flying. At the moment I am speechless, which is probable the best thing. ...
Forum: RV-9/9A 04-16-2013, 03:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,018
Posted By polishpilot
Cowl "below" spinner for sag?

I have a 9A and I am ready to cut the aft edge of the top cowl. My confusion is an instruction from Van's on page 12-4 in his manual.

"Block the forward end UP to be 1/8" to 3/16" BELOW the spinner...
Forum: RV-9/9A 04-09-2013, 07:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,360
Posted By polishpilot
Picked up my new straight mixture arm yesterday. ...

Picked up my new straight mixture arm yesterday. Great people to deal with at Precision Airmotive.
Forum: RV-9/9A 04-06-2013, 07:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,360
Posted By polishpilot
Thank you Roee, Bill, Wallace and Allen! I think...

Thank you Roee, Bill, Wallace and Allen! I think I will send my mixture arm in for a replacement after I call Precision. I will use the cutout piece from Van's to clear the arm, offset the FAB with...
Forum: RV-9/9A 04-06-2013, 03:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,360
Posted By polishpilot
Precision Air mixture arm hits cowl scoop

I have an IO-320 with a Precision Airmotive fuel servo. I have the Van's 360 bottom cowl. The offset mixture lever interferes with the side of the cowl scoop. I have the kit to make a cut out in...
Forum: RV-9/9A 03-19-2013, 08:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,610
Posted By polishpilot
I'm catching up with you, Bruce. I hung my...

I'm catching up with you, Bruce. I hung my engine last Friday and am sitting on my wheels.
Jim
Forum: RV-9/9A 03-19-2013, 08:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,610
Posted By polishpilot
Hey, I hung mine Friday also. Pretty soon there...

Hey, I hung mine Friday also. Pretty soon there will be so many RV's flying you won't be able to count them!! Good job.
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