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Forum: RV-9/9A 04-10-2021, 08:43 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,676
Posted By guccidude1
TOGA button location

Guys: Thanks for the replies, I think I will place the button above the throttle, a natural place when going full power for takeoff or go around. I forgot to ask before, what type of push button...
Forum: RV-9/9A 04-09-2021, 08:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,676
Posted By guccidude1
TOGA button location

For those who have mounted a TOGA button on a non-throttle quadrant application, where did you mount it to make it readily accessible to the push-pull throttle. Dan from Reno
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-10-2021, 08:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,426
Posted By guccidude1
Condition Inspection Sign off Question

I do all three, engine airframe and prop. I want a complete record of the airplane's care and feeding over the years when it comes to that sad, sad time to sell and pass it on to the next lucky...
Forum: RV-9/9A 01-07-2021, 09:07 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,875
Posted By guccidude1
Technique for descending from altitude

I like #16's technique, altitude to lose time 3 equals the miles from airport to start down. Example: Your are at 10,000 feet, airport elevation is 1000 feet, the altitude to lose is 9000 feet. ...
Forum: APRS Tracking 12-13-2020, 10:24 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 8,403
Posted By guccidude1
Anyone still flying with APRS

I still have mine installed and broadcasting. Additionally, I have an I-Gate installed in my hangar. Brian Adams is the actual guy behind all the tech stuff I have, he installed most and keeps all...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-21-2020, 09:53 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 9,316
Posted By guccidude1
ECI Cermanil Cylinder Break In

This info is a little old, I had a C-182P (1976) with the Continental O-470 for 13 years. I overhauled it twice using chrome cylinders and got great service out of it, 1600 and 1700 hours plus on...
Forum: RV-14 10-06-2020, 10:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,964
Posted By guccidude1
AP servos

Recommend installing the wing servo bracket if you are concerned about
technology advances. Another thought might be to talk to Dynon and ask
if they have plans to change or modify the servos in...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-20-2020, 09:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,726
Posted By guccidude1
vividia va-400 borescope problem

Bad news, I'm afraid. I damaged mine and the dude at Vividia said "non-repairable". Much more careful with the new one. Dan from Reno
Forum: Painting your RV 05-31-2020, 06:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,724
Posted By guccidude1
Tip: Paint in a rattle can to 99% match Vans powdercoat

Another source, good. I have been using Rustoleum Appliance White with fair to meddling results. Dan
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-23-2020, 04:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 700
Posted By guccidude1
RVs in Northern NV?

Take a look at Reno Stead ,KRTS, 15 miles north of Reno on Highway 580. There are mostly 15 RVs on the field, one being mine, -9A. Dan from Reno
Forum: RV-9/9A 05-10-2020, 01:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,480
Posted By guccidude1
Landing attitude in the RV9A

I have a -9A and use the following technique. My final approach speed is 65 kts, keeping the runway number stationary in the windshield ( about 3" above the glare shied windshield intersection)...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-08-2020, 09:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 888
Posted By guccidude1
Details O/H kit, where and how much? Thx, Dan...

Details O/H kit, where and how much? Thx, Dan from Reno
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-29-2020, 06:44 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 11,471
Posted By guccidude1
Reconditioning Dynon Backup Battery

The correct part is the 3-pinned connector which only the two outer pins are used, not the middle one. I think I purchased mine from McMaster-Carr. Dan from Reno
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-21-2020, 05:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 952
Posted By guccidude1
RV9 Fuel tanks needed

What do the extended tanks look like? Might be interested. Dan from Reno
Forum: Interiors 02-07-2020, 06:58 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,517
Posted By guccidude1
Latest Thinking on Heated Seats?

Guys: I agree with CrabAndy, during cold weather here in Reno, my seat heat come as soon as the engine starts. The cold hard seats warm and soften quickly. When wifey flies with me in the cold, as...
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-02-2020, 05:54 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 13,494
Posted By guccidude1
Dreaming of what engine for my RV9A

Stop dreaming and put in an IO-360, fixed pitch Sensenich 72 x 85. It wil cruise at 155 kts, 8.5gal/hr at 10.5 alt. LOP at same altitude 7.2 at 143 kts and no wind, Mr. Dynon will says 27.2...
Forum: RV-9/9A 01-30-2020, 07:19 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 825
Posted By guccidude1
fixed by starter

Guys: Last Tuesday, after completing my annual condition inspection, my starter (700 hour Skytec 149-12 pm on an IO-360 , new battery) would not engage. I could hear the starter contactor on the...
Forum: RV-9/9A 01-30-2020, 06:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,143
Posted By guccidude1
What is the name.....

Dan Langhout, thanks for the connector info. I used the part # you gave me on the Mouser site and also found its matching half. 10 male and 10 female shells plus 30 male and 30 female 3mm pins. ...
Forum: RV-9/9A 01-29-2020, 10:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,143
Posted By guccidude1
What is the name.....

Guys: I need to know the name of the two wire connector for the Dynon back-up battery. If anyone knows, I would appreciate it, thx. Dan from Reno
Forum: Propellers 01-03-2020, 09:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,072
Posted By guccidude1
Hartzell Propeller Appliation Guide

My IA buddy, who helped me build, told me the minute I hung the certified engine on my -9A, it became experimental. The FAA inspector agreed, saying Van's aircraft were not on the engine's original...
Forum: RV-9/9A 12-30-2019, 11:28 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 762
Posted By guccidude1
Switch Box how to

I have been having some connection issues with my Switch Box this past year. Occasionally it will not complete contact after I send a text to turn on. The text is sent but never confirms with second...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-28-2019, 05:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 768
Posted By guccidude1
Switchbox problems

Guys: Thx for the replies. I tried again on email and got an answer. Delete the App and reload. Did that and the App is back to normal looking. Will try to activate it tomorrow at the hangar,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-28-2019, 08:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 768
Posted By guccidude1
Switchbox problems

After 3 years my Switchbox has become non-responsive. I expect something has changed, it has money in the account but all it does is display "loading"on my iPhone. Anyone have any experience with...
Forum: RV-9/9A 08-26-2019, 08:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,402
Posted By guccidude1
2000.0 hour milestone

Last Thursday, 22 Aug, after 12 years and 4 months, I clocked 2000.0 hours on my Rv-9A, N65XX. 3000 hours next. Dan from Reno
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-22-2019, 10:19 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,235
Posted By guccidude1
Any reason not to do it this way? (Pitot connections)

All my pneumatic connections are made with these push on connectors, 12+ years and no problems. Dan from Reno
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-16-2019, 10:39 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 10,203
Posted By guccidude1
stuck exhaust valve Lycoming IO-360

Re: How do you get any particles out of the cylinder after reaming? I knew a mechanic that used shaving cream, Foamy. He would spray some thru the spark plug hole, do the reaming, then vacuum out...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-29-2019, 08:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,412
Posted By guccidude1
Damaged thread at engine case oil return fitting

Running a tap to clean the threads is what I would do. Do it slowly and coat the tap with copious amount of grease to catch any metal filings. Go in a couple of turns remove, clean the grease off....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-29-2019, 08:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,188
Posted By guccidude1
dirty oil leak but oil in engine is clean

I found a small leak on the nose wheel pant as you described. After doing what you did, checking every possible leak point, I found the quick drain was wet, not dripping. I poked a paper plug in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-26-2019, 08:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,821
Posted By guccidude1
Smile New builder in Reno

Mike: My hangar is on the west end of the Stead Airport #MA-7. I'm usually out there at the crack of 10:00am and usually leave at 4-5pm, every day. Come on by and I'll show you around and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-25-2019, 09:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,821
Posted By guccidude1
New builder in Reno

Mike: Where you be buidling? Many RVs at Stead, if not there, come out and just walk around. Dan from Reno
Forum: Safety 04-02-2019, 09:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,898
Posted By guccidude1
Unlocked canopy?

Don't ask me how I know this. If you were to take off with the canopy closed but unlocked, the noise level gets louder with airspeed increases. if you miss that sutle clue, and if you have a carbon...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-21-2019, 10:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,082
Posted By guccidude1
Time required for annual

2 days to tear down, inspect, and reassemble. Does not include repairs, replacements, or mx. Dan
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-28-2019, 10:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,466
Posted By guccidude1
RV9A air valve access front wheel pant

I drilled a 1" hole aft of the axle to line up with the valve stem and used a metal snap-in plug to cover it. I then spray painted a red dot on tire side wall below the wheel pant directly below the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-22-2018, 10:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,055
Posted By guccidude1
Bought a constant speed prop for the -9A

I've often wished I had a CS prop on my -9A with IO-360. How are ya'll dealing with the extra poundage on the nose? Dan from Reno
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-04-2018, 09:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,135
Posted By guccidude1
Recurring low voltage issue...

I experienced the low voltage slow drop on my alternator, (O'Reilly) and replaced it twice in 11 years. It was tested and pronounced good both times but replaced under their lifetime warranty. The...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-03-2018, 09:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,654
Posted By guccidude1
Remove the rear inner cap from the crankshaft

I agree with the previous post. One word of caution, if you damage that oil tube, the crank must be removed and sent in for repair. I did all the prep work for removal of my inner cap and hired the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-02-2018, 09:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,919
Posted By guccidude1
Auto filter

If you like the KN-1002, you might consider buying by the case. I have ran across several deals on line. The last deal was a case of 12 from Summit for a little over $8 each with free shipping to...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 08-20-2018, 09:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,568
Posted By guccidude1
Burning Man around the corner

Paul: The daily flights are flown by the Washoe County SAR, AirSq. The purpose is to insure that no vehicles have broken down and stranded folks on some of the back roads leading to and from BM. ...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 08-19-2018, 08:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,568
Posted By guccidude1
Burning Man around the corner

Just registered and passed the knowledge test for "scenic and go photo flights" to BM. I have my pilot number. Dan from Reno
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-07-2018, 02:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,187
Posted By guccidude1
Piston cooling jet

I have the oil squirters on my IO-360-A4A, it came with them but were not required. My oil temperatures are always at or above 200 degrees, even higher in a long climb. I can control the temps with...
Forum: Electrical Systems 06-29-2018, 10:26 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,851
Posted By guccidude1
Automotive alternator

I use the Ultra 14870 60 amp (lifetime warranty) unit from the aviation aisle of of O'Riellys. Dan from Reno
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-05-2018, 07:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,068
Posted By guccidude1
RPM drop expected with Electronic Ignition

I have dual P-mags on my IO-360 and I can change the amount of RPM drop by aggressive leaning. It seems to drop less the closer the EGTs are to the high 1200s. Dan fro Reno
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-16-2018, 09:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,007
Posted By guccidude1
"Almost an RV14" mod or lowered seat in RV7

I have a -9A and the "almost a -14" mod installed. I did it for a different reason than needing more room (my flight suit size is short fat). I did it to make it easier to access the baggage and...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 04-04-2018, 08:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,591
Posted By guccidude1
Pmag BR8EIX Iridium Electrode life?

The last time I talked to Brad at EmagAir about spark plugs, he said -8ES or 8EIX, both are good. He also said regardless of what you use, change them every 100-125 hours. Dan from Reno
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-16-2018, 10:26 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 866
Posted By guccidude1
Low battery voltage

I have been chasing a low voltage on my SV-T for about a year. My voltage started going down from 14.2 to as low as 13.2 vdc. As the amp load increased the volts would decrease. I initially...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-07-2018, 08:37 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,510
Posted By guccidude1
51% rule

I have built 3 different aircraft, all of them signed off by a FSDO inspector. My experience was the inspector was more interested in the required paperwork being correct and builder knowledge of...
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-06-2018, 10:10 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,103
Posted By guccidude1
What amp switch breaker?

Thanks Gary, I'll see what I can find. Dan from Reno
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-06-2018, 09:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,103
Posted By guccidude1
What amp switch breaker?

Guys: I have two switch breakers that I need identified as to amp load. They are AMF Potter Blumfield units. One has the number 548-250-107 and the other has three numbers, 35-380132-9,...
Forum: RV-10 01-18-2018, 06:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,990
Posted By guccidude1
More carbon monoxide

I have a electronic carbon Monoxide detector and someone, can't say who, took off with the slider canopy unlocked. From crosswind to downwind the detector alerted. Remember, the slider was in place...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-14-2018, 10:10 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,432
Posted By guccidude1
Alaska adventure

I noticed that no one mentioned MOSQUITOES. Better take copious amounts of repellent. Those suckers are big enough to have tail numbers. Just sayin'. Dan from Reno
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-14-2018, 09:58 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 12,755
Posted By guccidude1
Turning on cold weather Eng. heat w/smart phone

I have the latter version of the Switchbox and I pay $3/mo service fee plus 10 cents per text. It costs 40 cents to turn on the heat and turn it off. It works like this, you text to turn on the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-20-2017, 09:18 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,759
Posted By guccidude1
Help with Hangar Design

I had a friend that built a 60 x 60, really nice. However, he soon realized that if it had been a 80 x 60, 80 wide, he could have pushed the airplanes tails to the sides and had the center alley...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-06-2017, 06:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,116
Posted By guccidude1
Ref: #2 reply. Unless something has changed...

Ref: #2 reply. Unless something has changed since I registered my -9A 10 years ago, the FAA Registration Office requires the Van's assigned builder number as shown on the Bill of Sale and it must...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-03-2017, 09:52 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,939
Posted By guccidude1
What battery are you using?

I have used the Gruber Power Systems (GPS) 18 ah (680 clone) batteries for the last 10 years. I get about 2 years of solid cranking before I replace. Price is about $40 plus shipping. I have been...
Forum: RV-9/9A 11-01-2017, 08:54 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 793
Posted By guccidude1
TTW: Horizontal AP Panel

Want to trade Dynon horizontal AP Panel for a vertical unit. Anyone interested? Dan from Reno
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-29-2017, 07:35 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 16,379
Posted By guccidude1
Propeller blast etiquette......

Reminds me of an incident that happened at my local airport back in the day. The big hangar used for maintenance also had a paint shop in the back and a freshly painted aircraft was being pulled out...
Forum: Job Board 10-02-2017, 06:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,715
Posted By guccidude1
A&P for Condition Inspection @ CXP (Carson City, NV)

No A&Ps with 120 miles of Carson! Dang, I wonder who all the guys at Menden, Reno Tahoe, Truckee, and Stead have been using all these years? Dan from Reno.
Forum: RV-9/9A 09-25-2017, 06:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,052
Posted By guccidude1
Which facet backup fuel pump

I used the low pressure Facet pump, 3-5 psi IIRC, for my carb. Dan from Reno
Forum: RV-9/9A 09-25-2017, 06:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,432
Posted By guccidude1
nstallation of aileron servo after wing is built?

I installed the Dynon (True Track) aileron servo twice, first the -32 but it slipped in cruise, and then the free swap out -42. I found the install straight forward but tight. The safety wire is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-07-2017, 05:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,142
Posted By guccidude1
O-360 170 hp

I have a -9A with an IO-360-A1A with fixed Sensenich prop. The weight on the nose wheel is well within the limits established by Van's. I do have the Odesey 680 clone mounted behind the baggage...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-02-2017, 06:56 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 13,613
Posted By guccidude1
Reno 2017

Guys: As was mentioned above the "no prop line" is no joke. Here is what I was told by the Air Boss, " there will no aircraft coasting across the line this year. In the past an aircraft would taxi...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-02-2017, 12:52 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 13,613
Posted By guccidude1
Reno 2017

This advisory service will be provided to expedite departures from RTS.
If you plan to operate from RTS Sunday, 9/10 through Sunday 9/17, arrivals and departures should be planned for no later...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-02-2017, 12:51 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 13,613
Posted By guccidude1
Reno 2017

⇒ NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP AIR RACES (NCAR): o The FAR Part 91 Waiver will be in effect beginning Saturday, September 9 for two one-hour blocks, then again Sunday morning, September 10 from 07451730...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 08-26-2017, 04:09 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,340
Posted By guccidude1
R3 BBQ/Race Party

Guys: Thanks for the photo of the BBQ hut. It was a great hand off, one sent it , one posted it, thanks Mike and Paul. Just as a side note, I was checking out the cheapest beer at Walmart today,...
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