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Forum: Autopilots 03-27-2022, 01:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 499
Posted By KazooRV-9A
Steve thanks for the replies. My system is a...

Steve thanks for the replies. My system is a stand alone installation.

I do not get the 3 light flashes, just as I mentioned, the light turns on and stays on when I power the system.

I appreciate...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-25-2022, 05:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,166
Posted By KazooRV-9A
That was just a headset I had sitting around....

That was just a headset I had sitting around. When I tested for the 5K Ohm resister value, I used a D/C Aviation headset.
Forum: Autopilots 03-25-2022, 10:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 499
Posted By KazooRV-9A
ALTRAK Altitude Hold problem

I bought this ALTRAK Altitude hold system from another member some time ago and am installing it in my RV-9A build.

During installation, I was not aware that the 470 Ohm resistor in the LED Engage...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-25-2022, 10:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,166
Posted By KazooRV-9A
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Forum: Electrical Systems 03-25-2022, 10:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,166
Posted By KazooRV-9A
The reason I didn't get a tone when I...

The reason I didn't get a tone when I breadboarded the Stall warn unit was, that one of the test leads I was using, was bad. Once I threw that one away, and used a good one, I got a tone out of the...
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-24-2022, 01:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,166
Posted By KazooRV-9A
So Iíve breadboarded the tone generator circuit...

So Iíve breadboarded the tone generator circuit board on the bench hooking the Audio Mixer/Audio input wire directly to a headset for testing, and when I complete the circuit as the wing mounted...
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-22-2022, 03:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,166
Posted By KazooRV-9A
However I think Iím over-thinking it. I gather...

However I think Iím over-thinking it. I gather from the thread that the Vans board is only for insertion of a tone into the headset. So that if I want to use a horn itís just a matter of powering one...
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-22-2022, 02:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,166
Posted By KazooRV-9A
I did find this thread, but it didnít answer...

I did find this thread, but it didnít answer either of my questions...
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-21-2022, 03:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,166
Posted By KazooRV-9A
Vans stall warning board output

Will the Vanís stall warning board drive an external buzzer/horn? If so, what buzzer/horn to buy?

If wired to a headset, what resister value have builders used, to control the volume to an...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-08-2022, 07:16 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 275
Posted By KazooRV-9A
Rigging RV-9 Aileron Trim servo - Need stick angles

Working to rig the Aileron Trim Servo pull wires/springs and without the wings installed, need to know the left and right deflection angles of the control stick at the aileron stops as-assembles....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-28-2021, 04:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,849
Posted By KazooRV-9A
Thank you BillL, Iíll post the results when I get...

Thank you BillL, Iíll post the results when I get it correctly shimmed.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-26-2021, 08:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,849
Posted By KazooRV-9A
$630 starter shim, gotta be kidding!

A couple of weeks ago, I decided to test the Sky-Tek light weight starter that I mounted on the O-320 on my RV-9A project. This was just a cranking test, and luckily NOT a first engine start.
At the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-24-2021, 06:38 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,273
Posted By KazooRV-9A
LMAO! love it.

LMAO! love it.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-24-2021, 04:10 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,273
Posted By KazooRV-9A
Holy cats,, in reading 23.1387 itís not quite...

Holy cats,, in reading 23.1387 itís not quite clear to me without a drawing, as to what the paraís outlining dihedral angles for unobstructed lighting, are defining...

My local RV buddies are saying...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-23-2021, 09:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,295
Posted By KazooRV-9A
Wonderful looking device.... But, one more...

Wonderful looking device.... But, one more failure point in the system, lots of wires to install, expensive, another manufacturer to rely on.

If a runaway failure of a trim servo can be mitigated...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-23-2021, 08:55 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,273
Posted By KazooRV-9A
I do like the FLY LED's for sure. But..... what...

I do like the FLY LED's for sure.

But..... what are the Part 91 "Standards"? Where can I see reference to maybe Lumens, or Candle power etc.

And can you see the RV-9 wingtip Nav lights from the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-23-2021, 07:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,295
Posted By KazooRV-9A
In talking with a couple of other RV...

In talking with a couple of other RV owner/builders in the area, neither of them have any "quick" remediation for runaway trim servos. It's clear that it's standard practice to be able to quickly...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-22-2021, 09:41 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,273
Posted By KazooRV-9A
So the Microburst stated that they aren't Part 91...

So the Microburst stated that they aren't Part 91 compatible (for some reason), do the FLY LED lights meet part 91? I didn't see an answer on their site...

Do they need to?

This was what I see in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-22-2021, 08:03 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,273
Posted By KazooRV-9A
Wingtip Nav lights/strobes. Whelen Microburst or Aero LED's?

I'm at a decision point for wingtip Nav lights and strobes. Wondering what builders are preferring currently?

The Microburst II are advertised as "Product does not meet the requirements of 91.205...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-22-2021, 07:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,295
Posted By KazooRV-9A
Aileron trim installation power source?

I'm installing an electric aileron trim servo, should it be powered from a servo master switch, or can it be powered directly from a +12v source?
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-02-2021, 08:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,536
Posted By KazooRV-9A
Question on the solenoid valve wiring. There are...

Question on the solenoid valve wiring. There are 2 wires on the solenoid, does it matter which one is positive, and which one is negative (ground).
I'm guessing not, but sometimes when I don't...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-27-2021, 06:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,536
Posted By KazooRV-9A
Great photo. I like the idea of running the...

Great photo. I like the idea of running the copper line along the cylinders, rather than along the sump, as seems to be the case with other builders. (My alternator and starter wires are already run...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-26-2021, 09:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,536
Posted By KazooRV-9A
installation of Van's electric fuel primer solenoid and tubing

I have searched for quite awhile and have not found many pictures of installations of this primer system.
Can builders supply some pictures of the primer installs? (Most posts that I've found, have...
Forum: My RV Build Project 04-04-2020, 01:02 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 71,055
Posted By KazooRV-9A
Work has continued on the 9A. We completed the...

Work has continued on the 9A. We completed the fitment of the upper and lower rear fairings and removed the empennage until paintwork will start (we'll be painting the plane in my shop, but the tail,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-02-2020, 10:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 970
Posted By KazooRV-9A
OK good point. I don't readily know my total...

OK good point. I don't readily know my total load, will have to add that up. If with everything on, we can't draw more (without a major short) than 40 amps, then there's no issue. It's a VFR plane...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-02-2020, 07:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 970
Posted By KazooRV-9A
EXPBUS2 and Van's 60A Alternator

I'm currently wiring my RV-9A FF, and have the Plane Power 60A IR alternator.
My panel (it came with the project from a previous builder) uses the EXPBUS2 DC load center and I notice that it has a...
Forum: My RV Build Project 02-26-2020, 11:40 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 71,055
Posted By KazooRV-9A
Hard to believe I haven't posted an update for a...

Hard to believe I haven't posted an update for a year!
Lots of build progress has occurred.
In the big picture we:
-Completed the sliding canopy (90%), what a job that was... Just need the latch...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-06-2019, 07:29 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 16,468
Posted By KazooRV-9A
"What price do you put on safety" I am a retired...

"What price do you put on safety"
I am a retired Aerospace Engineer with 40 years in the aircraft industry working for a major industry supplier, in product development Engineering.
I doubt...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-05-2019, 02:04 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 16,468
Posted By KazooRV-9A
So by that thought, the sunk cost is upwards of...

So by that thought, the sunk cost is upwards of $5K, if you already have bought your FF kit...
Are my chances of folding my original equipment nose gear that great?
Are there any published...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-05-2019, 11:54 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 16,468
Posted By KazooRV-9A
So I made a call today to Van?s. The upgrade nose...

So I made a call today to Van?s. The upgrade nose gear is $3225.00 plus shipping, since I haven?t yet drilled for my old (WD-739-PC) mount.
They will not offer a trade for my old mount (and front...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-30-2019, 11:11 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 16,468
Posted By KazooRV-9A
New "A" Nose Gear - Should I Update?

So we saw the New "A" Nose gear at Oshkosh. I'm building an RV-9A and have the original (currently uninstalled) firewall forward Lycoming Dynafocal mount and original gear leg.

The Van's salesman...
Forum: RV-9/9A 03-26-2019, 12:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,127
Posted By KazooRV-9A
Here is the drill guide I made, The thick part of...

Here is the drill guide I made, The thick part of the guide is hard nylon and the stepped shaft is Delrin. The "arm" is aluminum. Just materials I had around.

I traced the shape of the end of the...
Forum: RV-9/9A 03-18-2019, 08:04 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,127
Posted By KazooRV-9A
This was my Question to Van's...

This was my Question to Van's Support:

Gentlemen,
I have a question on installing the .375" O.D. dia bushings in the W-925A flap brackets. This is an older kit (90072), and the as-supplied holes in...
Forum: My RV Build Project 03-14-2019, 06:19 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 71,055
Posted By KazooRV-9A
(Edited 3/26/19 to use Smugmug picture source)...

(Edited 3/26/19 to use Smugmug picture source)

First power-up of the panel! Preliminary wiring is done, and this is the first time it had been turned on.
Nice support from Jason S. at Aerotronics....
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-14-2019, 06:00 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 671
Posted By KazooRV-9A
Facet Aux Fuel Pump wires - Brittle/Cracked

Was preparing to mount this pump in my 9A build when I noticed the condition of the wires. This pump came with the project I took over from another builder, and could be as old as 1990 when he...
Forum: RV-9/9A 03-01-2019, 12:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,829
Posted By KazooRV-9A
Looks like I have JUST enough cable to get out to...

Looks like I have JUST enough cable to get out to the wing tip. This unit is supposed to lie flat and of course in alignment with the EFIS.

Wing tip it is. Probably make a bracket off the end rib.
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-27-2019, 02:21 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,127
Posted By KazooRV-9A
Ok terrye I finally understand your approach. I...

Ok terrye I finally understand your approach. I have a lathe also, will look into making such a guide.
I?ll gage pin all my brackets, see exactly what Van?s sent me. Seems to be some discrepancy in...
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-26-2019, 03:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,127
Posted By KazooRV-9A
Well that's all water under the bridge,, I didn't...

Well that's all water under the bridge,, I didn't see any notes in the 8-1/2X11 instructions that said to fit these bushings before installing the brackets. Unless I missed it... not impossible. And...
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-26-2019, 11:49 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,829
Posted By KazooRV-9A
I have a model S200-HS.

I have a model S200-HS.
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-26-2019, 10:21 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,829
Posted By KazooRV-9A
For a wingtip mount, was the Magnetometer simply...

For a wingtip mount, was the Magnetometer simply attached to the fiberglass tip, or was a plate or bracket fabricated?
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-26-2019, 09:19 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,829
Posted By KazooRV-9A
Thank you. The panel was wired by Aerotronics,...

Thank you.

The panel was wired by Aerotronics, and I'll see how much cable they included with the Magnetometer. Not sure at the moment, how far it would reach.

I gather from these answers, that...
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-26-2019, 09:07 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,127
Posted By KazooRV-9A
This is the main part of my question: "with a...

This is the main part of my question:

"with a little care, the three holes can be enlarged concentrically, maintaining the alignment."

How to do this and maintain alignment? At assembly the 3 flap...
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-25-2019, 11:03 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,127
Posted By KazooRV-9A
Well,,, Yes the brackets are installed. You can't...

Well,,, Yes the brackets are installed. You can't put the bushings in before installing the bracket, because the wing skin wouldn't go over the bushing.

The initial issue is, that the bushing is...
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-25-2019, 08:18 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,829
Posted By KazooRV-9A
How to mount GRT Magnetometer in RV-9?

I am looking at mounting the GRT EFIS Magnetometer in an RV-9 (The GRT EFIS apparently has an internal AHARS, there's no separate unit). There's a lot of wire cable on the magnetometer lead so I was...
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-25-2019, 07:57 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,127
Posted By KazooRV-9A
How to press fit bushing into W925A Flap Hinge Bracket?

I'm working to fit the .375" dia bushing into the W925A flap hinge bracket on my RV-9 wings. The drawing calls for a press fit.

The bushing does measure .375" dia and the hole in the bracket is...
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-25-2019, 07:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,117
Posted By KazooRV-9A
Thank you for the lead to DWG 19, it has...

Thank you for the lead to DWG 19, it has tabulated locations for a number of firewall penetrations.
I'm good to go...
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-24-2019, 12:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,117
Posted By KazooRV-9A
RV-9A Nose Gear Access hole

I noted this access hole called out on an OP drawing for my 9A. I presume it's for putting the nose gear bolt or nut in place to hold the gear leg.

My firewall doesn't have this hole. Can anyone...
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-10-2019, 12:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,222
Posted By KazooRV-9A
Great. Leave them as long as possible. I was...

Great. Leave them as long as possible. I was thinking this, but another local builder was convinced that he wanted to (and did) trim them significantly....
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-10-2019, 11:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,222
Posted By KazooRV-9A
Control stick height?

What is a good control stick height? It's obvious that it doesn't want to hit the throttle or mixture controls (which I don't have on place yet).

I friend said he trimmed almost 3" off the sticks in...
Forum: My RV Build Project 02-10-2019, 10:02 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 71,055
Posted By KazooRV-9A
Canopy skirts are in place! No small feat.......

Canopy skirts are in place! No small feat.... Friend Ken was over last week and we put in 36 man hours total to get them in place. I like how the instructions say, that after all the work it took to...
Forum: My RV Build Project 01-30-2019, 12:23 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 71,055
Posted By KazooRV-9A
Hard to believe it's been 10 months since my last...

Hard to believe it's been 10 months since my last post. Here's a current photo of the Fuse. I've been working on the Canopy since early December, it's as difficult as many of the threads describe....
Forum: My RV Build Project 04-02-2018, 11:18 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 71,055
Posted By KazooRV-9A
Engine is done!! Picked up the 160HP O-320 from...

Engine is done!!

Picked up the 160HP O-320 from Poplar Grove Airmotive (PGA) at Poplar Grove airport C77 in Illinois.

The core motor I had, came with the project as I received it from the previous...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-02-2018, 10:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 960
Posted By KazooRV-9A
RV-9 Flap Trailing edge riveting

I'm working on RV-9 flaps and it's time to rivet the trailing edge.

The written assy manual I have, says to:
-Insert rivets, tape in place, flip the flap over, partially set the rivets, then flip...
Forum: RV-9/9A 03-27-2018, 12:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,325
Posted By KazooRV-9A
With further looking, I see that! Needs a...

With further looking, I see that! Needs a dimple.
Good to go slow and check things out.

Can these blind rivets also be used for the close locations on the flap top skins?
Forum: RV-9/9A 03-27-2018, 12:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,325
Posted By KazooRV-9A
I'm building the flaps now also, that do use the...

I'm building the flaps now also, that do use the MK319 pull rivets on the bottom skins, and I assumed that you do not dimple those installations?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-27-2018, 09:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,976
Posted By KazooRV-9A
So I signed up on IMGUR and uploaded some...

So I signed up on IMGUR and uploaded some pictures there.
When I copied the picture from their service and pasted it into Van's forum, it will embed a link, but I wanted the picture to actually show...
Forum: RV-9/9A 03-27-2018, 08:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,325
Posted By KazooRV-9A
Will an MK319 work if the skin is dimpled?

Will an MK319 work if the skin is dimpled?
Forum: RV-9/9A 03-27-2018, 08:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,325
Posted By KazooRV-9A
Close riveting on 9 aileron

I'm having trouble with this last rivet on the ailerons. I've read that some use a pull or flush rivet here.

https://i.imgur.com/O35qLLe.jpg?1

What P/N pull rivet would I use? and can it be used...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-22-2018, 09:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,976
Posted By KazooRV-9A
Well, I?ve done this but when I ?Preview? the...

Well, I?ve done this but when I ?Preview? the post, the picture doesn?t show. Is it possible that the picture will show, once I fully submit the post? It used to show when I previewed it.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-22-2018, 06:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,976
Posted By KazooRV-9A
How to insert photo's from Google Photo's?

I'm having trouble getting the URL and inserting photo's from Google photo's.

It seems like it was working awhile back, and now I can't get it to work on the forums here.

Can anyone comment on what...
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-16-2018, 04:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,159
Posted By KazooRV-9A
Great. I found the P/N for the gascolator brace,...

Great. I found the P/N for the gascolator brace, it's on order from Van's.

Tnx,

Andy C.
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-14-2018, 07:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,159
Posted By KazooRV-9A
What Gascolator backing plate?

I have the Van's accessory catalog gascolator. what backing plate do I need for installation in my RV-9A?

I see pictures of this massive plate that spans the angles of the firewall, do I really need...
Forum: My RV Build Project 01-23-2018, 08:45 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 71,055
Posted By KazooRV-9A
Finished riveting the top skins and J-stringers...

Finished riveting the top skins and J-stringers in place on the Right wing, it's a good days work to do all that riveting. Be sure to have a plan for communication between rivet'r and bucking bar'r,...
Forum: My RV Build Project 01-19-2018, 05:24 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 71,055
Posted By KazooRV-9A
I think that's great advice. I've been thinking...

I think that's great advice. I've been thinking that putting some fuel in the tank for testing should be a plan. I intend to paint the wings before final installation, and I could imagine that even...
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