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Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 02-28-2022, 09:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,259
Posted By Sledrider
Beautiful Video, Simon!

I got butterflies in my stomach watching you do those aerobatics over cold Lake Ontario.
Forum: Propellers 02-19-2022, 04:32 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,007
Posted By Sledrider
Prop Not Cycling

I had a similar problem several years ago with my Skybolt. Engine was a Lycoming IO-360-A1B6D angle valve. Prop governor was a Woodward. Problem: Prop would not cycle.

Took the prop and governor to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-12-2021, 01:02 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,525
Posted By Sledrider
New Owner for Kevin Horton's RV-8

Kevin, I'm sorry to see that you sold the beautiful Golden Hawk, but I am sure the new owner is delighted.
Back in 2010, you and Chris C. and I were sitting in a restaurant in Ottawa talking about...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-08-2017, 06:07 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,429
Posted By Sledrider
Welcome to the RV-9A Club, Neal!

Like you, I did not have a flight in an RV-9A before ordering my kit from Van's. But flights in an RV-6 and RV-7 were enough to convince me that this was the perfect aircraft for me. I chose the -9A...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-13-2017, 09:57 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 17,624
Posted By Sledrider
Anti-Splat Aero - Excellent!

1. Nose job
2.Oil separator
3. Nose wheel bearing mod
4. Vertical stabilizer bracket
5. Almost-a- RV-14 mod (absolutely love my seating position now!)
6. Lip skid
7. Axle and nose fork nut wrench
8....
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-21-2016, 11:31 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 13,606
Posted By Sledrider
VP-X Pro Failure

Bank A of my VP-X Pro failed while I was sitting in my RV-9A practising to use the new Dynon Skyview. This was about 1 week before my scheduled first flight in 2015.

The failure of Bank A cut power...
Forum: Canada 08-20-2016, 09:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,577
Posted By Sledrider
Rivetting Prior to Pre-Cover Inspection

Andrew, when I built the horizontal stabilizer and vertical stabilizer for my RV-9A, I fastened the rear spars with a few clecos only. The MDRA inspector asked me to remove the rear spars and he...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 07-15-2016, 03:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,557
Posted By Sledrider
Beuatiful Video

Thanks for sharing this video, Roberto. With a pretty young singer, a sharp looking RV-7, and a skilled pilot, you can't go wrong!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-18-2016, 01:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,814
Posted By Sledrider
Was I Cheated?

My -9A doesn't whistle. Musta done something wrong when I built it. But it flies so nicely!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-30-2016, 07:20 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,536
Posted By Sledrider
SuperTracks Mod

Thanks for posting the pictures, Darin.

I just finished installing the SuperTracks on my RV-9A. I installed the Almost-a-14 stainless steel seatback support at the same time. No big deal at all. ...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 05-07-2016, 11:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,610
Posted By Sledrider
Another Excellent Trip Report, Alfio!

Once again, Alfio and Shirley, you have shown us how incredibly far the RV-9A will fly in one day. Your photos are great and I really enjoyed the video showing the release of the snowy owl. I'm...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 04-23-2016, 06:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 7,339
Posted By Sledrider
Excellent Trip Report, Alfio

Trips like this are what the RV-9A is designed for. I'm looking forward to visiting Toronto Island in my -9A.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-29-2016, 07:43 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 44,629
Posted By Sledrider
Excellent Timing!

Vince, thanks for making Super Tracks available to the side-by-side RV owners. This will make access to my baggage compartment much easier.

As soon as the weather warms up, I will install Alan...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 01-26-2016, 04:54 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 41,003
Posted By Sledrider
Excellent Video!

Alicia and Haydn, congratulations on the excellent video on the first leg of your Australian Adventure. Can't wait to see the next installment of your flight.

Spent most of last summer flying off...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-19-2016, 09:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,723
Posted By Sledrider
Standard Build RV-9A - 3060 hours

I tracked my hours and my wife's time working on the RV-9A very carefully. 3060 person-hours from opening the empennage boxes to ready for first flight. Standard build RV-9A; no deviations from...
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-25-2015, 11:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,974
Posted By Sledrider
RV-8 on Skis

Patrick Gilligan at COPA puts his RV-8 on skis each winter.
Google: "Patrick Gilligan COPA" for his coordinates.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 09-27-2015, 05:52 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,793
Posted By Sledrider
Excellent Trip Report!

Thanks, Alfio and Shirley, for the inspiring photos and the details of your latest adventure in your RV-9A. An aerial tour of the American mid-west is definitely on my bucket list.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 04-03-2015, 11:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,417
Posted By Sledrider
Excellent Video, Ted!

Love that Florida coastline. Thanks for sharing, Ted, you are an inspiration to the rest of us.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-27-2015, 11:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,311
Posted By Sledrider
Prop Strike Success Story

Bonjour, Alain;
As the above respondents have stated, the engine must be taken apart and the crankshaft, camshaft, connecting rods and accessory drive gears should be magnafluxed.

The engine in my...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 02-01-2015, 04:47 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 75,111
Posted By Sledrider
Well Done, Alfio and Shirley!

Thanks for the great motivational photos! Wish I could have been with you.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 01-18-2015, 03:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,269
Posted By Sledrider
Excellent Video, Ted!

I especially like your gaggle of 18 aircraft, Ted. Nice to see the biplanes in there. Life at Spruce Creek is clearly a hoot. Great motivation for the rest of us to get flying!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-14-2015, 10:44 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 8,044
Posted By Sledrider
Magnetic Compass

Word of advice to Canadian builders. If you mount a Vertical Power VP-X unit behind your instrument panel, make sure your magnetic compass is far away from it. During my first compass swing, I turned...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 01-04-2015, 10:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,758
Posted By Sledrider
YouTube Link Works in Canada

Great video, Eddie! Music came through without a problem. Just the motivation I need for a gray rainy morning up here in the Frozen White North.
Forum: RV-9/9A 10-09-2014, 11:07 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,649
Posted By Sledrider
Congratulations!

Tremendous achievement, Cam!

My RV-9A has been ready for final inspection since early September. I am still waiting for a C of R from Transport Canada. Can't wait to do that first flight!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-07-2014, 11:52 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 11,181
Posted By Sledrider
Crazy Shipping Cost!

I started to order 3 of these stainless steel eyebolts - until I saw the shipping cost to Canada. $36 to ship a 1 lb package worth $13.15. That's way too expensive!
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 08-02-2014, 04:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,670
Posted By Sledrider
Excellent Videos!

Bill, your Dolly videos are HILARIOUS! I laughed all the way through them. Well done!

Lars
Forum: RV-9/9A 04-21-2014, 10:23 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 8,257
Posted By Sledrider
Congratulations, Bruce!

I've consulted your excellent builder website on many occasions when I was puzzled about details in building my RV-9A. I'm about 3 months behind you in the build. Enjoy Phase 1.
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-15-2014, 01:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,959
Posted By Sledrider
Excellent Electrical System Schematic Diagrams

Vern, thanks for posting these schematics. I have completed the wiring of my RV-9A, but all of my diagrams are hand drawn on 3-ring binder paper. One of my jobs after the aircraft goes out to the...
Forum: COMM 03-12-2014, 10:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,255
Posted By Sledrider
Another PAR100EX Tip...

Before you connect the D-sub connector from the PAR100EX wiring harness to the M760REM remote transceiver, make sure the unit power is OFF! Ask me how I know.

My PAR100EX worked perfectly on the...
Forum: Reviews 02-21-2014, 02:28 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 10,023
Posted By Sledrider
No Problems with ABF, Watertown, NY

Sorry to hear about your problems with ABF freight. I received my RV-9A wing kit and fuselage from ABF in Watertown, New York. The shipment was reasonably priced, on time and no damage. The ABF...
Forum: RV-9/9A 01-20-2014, 11:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,417
Posted By Sledrider
Handles

Congratulations, David, on the fit of your canopy bows. I wasn't so lucky with the canopy frame for my RV-9A. Had to bend (or try to bend) the front bow of the slider frame. I managed to get it...
Forum: RV-9/9A 07-30-2013, 02:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,032
Posted By Sledrider
Here's a neat bumper I recently saw on a RV-9A. ...

Here's a neat bumper I recently saw on a RV-9A. Piece of bent spring steel welded to the tail tie down ring.
Let me know if the image does not show up. It's my first try at posting a...
Forum: GPS 06-23-2013, 07:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,967
Posted By Sledrider
Garmin GTR 225 Installation Manual

I bought the GTR 225 in March 2013 from Gulf Coast Avionics to install in my RV-9A. Same problem - no manual. Called Garmin, but they would not send me the manual - dealers only. Called Gulf Coast...
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