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Forum: RV-9/9A 05-18-2022, 11:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 439
Posted By Ranger
Trim Cable

Sent you a PM.
Forum: RV-9/9A 05-15-2022, 09:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 439
Posted By Ranger
Andair Fuel Pump Cover

Greg, I checked my build log and have photos of the parts but not the final assembly. If you have the longer cable and it is still not reaching around the back of the fuel pump cover, you might...
Forum: RV-9/9A 05-10-2022, 10:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 439
Posted By Ranger
Ask Van's for the longer cable

Same issue on my 9A. Van's support said you need a longer cable, which they sent me, if you have a fuel injected Lycoming with the electric boost pump. The longer cable works just fine, except that...
Forum: Propellers 10-14-2021, 10:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,972
Posted By Ranger
Prop Orientation 0-290 D2

Rich Pulman,
Page 7-1 of the Lycoming Manual for the 0-290 says this about prop orientation:
"Propeller Installation Consult the airframe manufacturer for information relative to propeller...
Forum: My RV Build Project 10-26-2020, 02:27 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 13,712
Posted By Ranger
Engine Mount

What a great accomplishment! It feels great to get the project up on wheels and the engine on. My 9A build log has lots of head scratching hours in it. One of them was something I think I see in your...
Forum: RV-9/9A 06-12-2020, 06:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,424
Posted By Ranger
https://cafe.foundation/v2/pdf_cafe_apr/rv-9a.pdf

https://cafe.foundation/v2/pdf_cafe_apr/rv-9a.pdf
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-03-2020, 10:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,546
Posted By Ranger
I had the same issue with fuel pressure dropping...

I had the same issue with fuel pressure dropping with the IO-320 in my 9A, so yours may be different. After trying everything to shield and cool the fuel system, I researched vapor lock with 100LL...
Forum: RV-14 01-25-2018, 10:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,030
Posted By Ranger
Time to build wings

First time builder - It took 6 months to build the first wing and 3 months to build the second. At that point, I was able to work pretty consistently. Overall, I had 4 years and 2000 hours...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-18-2015, 08:47 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,090
Posted By Ranger
Congratulations!

Great story, and a reminder that life happens while we are working on these projects. I'm sure many of us can relate to your Dad passing away before being able to fly with you. It is hard but I am...
Forum: RV-9/9A 09-15-2015, 09:57 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 12,674
Posted By Ranger
Trigonometry

It turns out that the 9 rudder does not lay perfectly flat with the spar weighted down, but only by a tiny bit. In order for the rudder to lay flat, the taper of the spar and the taper of the...
Forum: RV-9/9A 07-16-2015, 10:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,332
Posted By Ranger
POH

That is a great question and a good one to be asking. A suggestion might be to grab a RV-9A POH online and fill in the numbers for your airplane. That would also be a good way to get a good feel for...
Forum: RV-9/9A 06-30-2015, 07:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,739
Posted By Ranger
Location of fuel pressure sender

The fuel pressure sender is mounted in the aluminum block manifold supplied in the Van's kit and attached to the firewall above the pump. It is connected with flexible, braided stainless steel...
Forum: RV-9/9A 06-29-2015, 06:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,739
Posted By Ranger
IO 320 Fuel Pressure

The engine driven fuel pump on my IO-320 runs at 27 psi; the electric boost pump runs at 31 psi.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-29-2013, 07:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,711
Posted By Ranger
T-day flight

The In-Laws wanted to "see" the airplane, so we obviously ended up taking a couple of loops around the valley to "see" it from the inside at 2000' AGL.
And, Moose, thanks for the memory of watching...
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-28-2013, 10:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,970
Posted By Ranger
Fuel Boost Pump

My standard Airflow Performance boost pump from Van's delivers 60 gallons per hour (1 gallon per minute) through the standard Van's fuel system and Red Cube fuel flow transducer, to the end of the...
Forum: RV-9/9A 10-07-2013, 08:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,111
Posted By Ranger
UHMW Tape

Same as N941WR. Tape under the wing and none on the flap. If you overlap the tape a bit on the trailing edge of the wing skin, you can then zip it off with a razor blade for a nice invisible and...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-27-2013, 08:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,480
Posted By Ranger
Dug around and found the kids' old woodburning...

Dug around and found the kids' old woodburning kit. Rounded and smoothed the flat angled tip and it worked like a charm.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-26-2013, 08:06 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,243
Posted By Ranger
Way to go!

You took your time and did it right...and what a beautiful paint job. Congratulations! Now it is time to put it through its paces and enjoy flying.
Forum: RV-14 09-20-2013, 04:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,242
Posted By Ranger
Bottom skin rivets next to flap brackets

I used a mushroom set and left the spring off, so the rivet gun could snug up against the flap bracket. Was able to ge the edge of the mushroom set reasonably flat against the rivet while bucking...
Forum: RV-9/9A 09-18-2013, 08:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,527
Posted By Ranger
I used this...

...from Cleaveland
http://www.cleavelandtool.com/Footed-Bucking-Bar/productinfo/BB30/
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-26-2013, 02:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,835
Posted By Ranger
Thanks all

As for the empty weight with paint, possibly it is related to a fairly spartan panel (dual Skyview displays, a COM radio, an intercom, and switches/breakers) and a bare metal interior with Classic...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-24-2013, 03:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,835
Posted By Ranger
First Flight - RV-9A (and hat sighting)

After 4 years and 2150 hours, RV-9A N214DX took to the sky this morning! It flew hands free, stalls straight forward, and performs just like Van said it would. It is Day/Night VFR with a Dual...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-17-2013, 06:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,805
Posted By Ranger
N214DX is Airworthy!

Another RV-9A got her pink slip today! DAR Frank Snead drove about 300 miles to do the inspection. Great guy and knows RV aircraft. With a couple of minor tweaks, he signed it off. Now, it is off...
Forum: RV-9/9A 11-21-2012, 04:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,779
Posted By Ranger
Thanks!

Thanks for all the great advice! ...and confidence that 1/8" off at this stage is not a big deal. If the canopy frame usually falls between "fiasco" and "nightmare", I'd have to count myself pretty...
Forum: RV-9/9A 11-20-2012, 05:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,779
Posted By Ranger
9A Tip-up side rails pulled in

...when the 613 splice plates were riveted. Before riveting, the canopy frame and side rails were perfectly aligned with a .032" gap to the side fuselage skins. I clamped the rails in place and...
Forum: RV-9/9A 10-15-2012, 07:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,151
Posted By Ranger
Odd, indeed

Yes, my QB had about 9 rivets set on the left side and about 4 on the right in the area where the forward top skin needs to go. Looked like the builders just got carried away and forgot to leave...
Forum: RV-9/9A 09-11-2012, 11:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,143
Posted By Ranger
Not to worry. Sometimes it is just a matter of...

Not to worry. Sometimes it is just a matter of finding the right bucking bar. I borrowed a long, thin bar from a friend for these two rivets and it worked great.
Forum: RV-9/9A 09-10-2012, 09:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,143
Posted By Ranger
Difficult rivets

I think Van's designed those two rivets in the elevator as practice for the dozens just like them later on in the build. :)
Forum: RV-9/9A 08-27-2012, 09:23 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,446
Posted By Ranger
...what Philip said

I'd recommend you look at Philip's reply again. That is the method my local A&P recommended and it went easy as pie. First install the bolts that hold the engine mount to the engine case while the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-31-2012, 06:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,352
Posted By Ranger
Personal Locator Beacon

Gil, what do you make of 91.207 section 2 with regard to a personal locator beacon rather than an automatic ELT? It seems to say that for operations other than part 121, 125, and 135, that an...
Forum: RV-9/9A 01-02-2012, 08:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,828
Posted By Ranger
Tail light

To give the mounting screws on the tail strobe light something to hang onto, I fabricated a doughnut out of 1/4" flat aluminum, epoxied it inside, then drilled and tapped for the screws. Haven't...
Forum: RV-9/9A 08-05-2011, 04:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,226
Posted By Ranger
Dumb mistake number 187

It turns out that if you push hard enough on the Philips screwdriver to keep it from slipping out of the screw on the back of a Potter & Brumfield breaker while it is mounted in the panel, that you...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-08-2010, 09:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,806
Posted By Ranger
Way to go!

Congratulations! That is quite a milestone. Just finished my bottom skins, also solo, a couple of weeks ago. Duct tape wrapped around your arm helps. Now you get to work on the fuselage!
Forum: RV-9/9A 06-27-2010, 08:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,087
Posted By Ranger
My RV-9A QB is at the same point (trying to...

My RV-9A QB is at the same point (trying to figure out how to set the 470-4 rivets behind the U-channel) and caused a bit of head scratching today. Did Van's say which blind rivet was Ok to use...
Forum: RV-9/9A 04-10-2010, 08:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,240
Posted By Ranger
Just finished the left wing

For what it's worth, I decided to go with Dynon's AOA/Pitot and plumbed the left wing with the SafeAir1 plastic tubes. They went in the 3/4" conduit from Van's easily, along with the landing light...
Forum: RV-9/9A 11-28-2009, 12:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,796
Posted By Ranger
Skin to Rear Spar Rivets

Just did those last week. Yes, they are tough to reach with the doubler plate and rivets in the way. Cleaveland sells a "Footed Bucking Bar" part number BB30, that has a wedge end that will slip in...
Forum: RV-9/9A 11-03-2009, 03:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,815
Posted By Ranger
You are right

Drawing 9 does show the nut and washer on both front and rear views. For what it's worth, I mounted mine with the bolt head on the front and the nut and washer on the rear for the same reason you...
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