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Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues Yesterday, 07:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 350
Posted By 9GT
You can easily ďupgradeĒ the standard discs to...

You can easily ďupgradeĒ the standard discs to the thicker ones. Off hand I donít have the part numbers in front of me but I did it on my -9A. My concerns were overheating and warping the standard...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-21-2022, 01:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 865
Posted By 9GT
I used it many years ago to add vents to these...

I used it many years ago to add vents to these new ventless “green friendly” plastic fuel cans that have those silly push down to open spouts that spill fuel everywhere but in the tank. I drilled...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 06-15-2022, 09:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 811
Posted By 9GT
So, in other words it sounds like he did what he...

So, in other words it sounds like he did what he was paid to do,,,inspect and report.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-14-2022, 06:39 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,206
Posted By 9GT
Congratulations on your first flight. I like...

Congratulations on your first flight. I like your paint scheme and judging from the inside pic, you built it light. You will get great performance and literally fall in love with the plane as you...
Forum: Tools 06-13-2022, 05:23 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,579
Posted By 9GT
Hard to beat a Wilton, but they are pricey $$$.

Hard to beat a Wilton, but they are pricey $$$.
Forum: RV-10 06-11-2022, 06:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 441
Posted By 9GT
I insulated my doors with pour foam during the...

I insulated my doors with pour foam during the build. As a bonus, the cavities filled with foam that bonds to the fiberglass add a bit of stiffness to the doors.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-10-2022, 10:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 995
Posted By 9GT
We were in a Cozy MKIV pusher. Couldn't see the...

We were in a Cozy MKIV pusher. Couldn't see the fan behind us. The shake was so bad we thought we lost a jug or a prop blade. We were in the circuit doing required practice IFR approaches at Punta...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-10-2022, 07:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 995
Posted By 9GT
Check the injector nozzles. Your experience was...

Check the injector nozzles. Your experience was similar to one my buddy and I experienced with his IO-360. Turned out one of the injector nozzles had an obstruction blocking fuel flow which caused...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 06-05-2022, 07:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 499
Posted By 9GT
I use dual regulators and two hoses right at the...

I use dual regulators and two hoses right at the hose reels. One is set at 90 psi for running drill motors, squeezer, and other full pressure attachments. The other is set for rivet gun pressure. ...
Forum: RV-10 05-29-2022, 07:16 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,622
Posted By 9GT
Pretty much exactly how I did mine also.

Pretty much exactly how I did mine also.
Forum: RV-10 05-24-2022, 09:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 762
Posted By 9GT
Those tanks have value as they can be very easily...

Those tanks have value as they can be very easily fixed with a little work and not much money. Hang on to them as is or fix and sell.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-24-2022, 11:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,167
Posted By 9GT
Here is a pic of the wood stand. I did add cross...

Here is a pic of the wood stand. I did add cross bracing to stabilize and sway. Basically just three 2 x 8 or 2 x 10 boards screwed together with a rubber pad on the top to protect the aluminum. I...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-24-2022, 05:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,167
Posted By 9GT
They do leak down. I tried to battle that but I...

They do leak down. I tried to battle that but I ended up building a 2 X 10 stand to position under the spar box and shimmed it level at the floor. I used wood blocks and shims to block up the nose...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-19-2022, 06:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,112
Posted By 9GT
High quality aluminum HVAC tape over the gas caps...

High quality aluminum HVAC tape over the gas caps works very well. No creases and rub it down good.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-15-2022, 06:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,281
Posted By 9GT
Agree with Waltís assessment of the Andair...

Agree with Waltís assessment of the Andair filter. I ordered the Andair pump, filter, and valve package when I built my RV-10. Took one look at the filter when it arrived and decided to use it on...
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-10-2022, 07:09 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,034
Posted By 9GT
Agree 100% with this. I went with the automotive...

Agree 100% with this. I went with the automotive Denso alternator when I first built my RV-10. I got 90 hours out of it before it internally self destructed on a cross country flight. I managed to...
Forum: Tools 05-01-2022, 03:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,248
Posted By 9GT
Don’t be so quick to diss HF tools. I watched a...

Don’t be so quick to diss HF tools. I watched a YouTube video that tested the HF 1/2” drive torque wrench side be side with the comparable SnapOn. Shocked me when I watched...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-24-2022, 05:46 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,969
Posted By 9GT
Always a visual fuel check for me doing the...

Always a visual fuel check for me doing the pre-flight inspection. Open fuel tank cap, dip, compare to fuel gauge, and verify cap is secure. I donít imagine you would pass your PP check ride if you...
Forum: RV-9/9A 04-20-2022, 07:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 897
Posted By 9GT
Built two Cozy MKIV's in my basement. Pretty...

Built two Cozy MKIV's in my basement. Pretty much everything except the main wing spar's attached. Big moving day. Cut out a big section of my family room floor for extraction. Invited some...
Forum: RV-10 04-20-2022, 07:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,149
Posted By 9GT
I also just held mine open. You also get a...

I also just held mine open. You also get a pretty good airflow through the NACA vents from the prop blast while stationary.
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-12-2022, 06:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,083
Posted By 9GT
On my RV-9, I ended up disassembling the nice...

On my RV-9, I ended up disassembling the nice wire bundles, removing the D-sub connectors on the wires that had them on the aft end. I then used the Vanís spar drilling templates and used those...
Forum: Primers 04-09-2022, 05:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 580
Posted By 9GT
I had the same issue as David Paul. Bought a box...

I had the same issue as David Paul. Bought a box of six cans when I started building my -10 and ended up throwing it away because it was so frustrating trying to get the cans to spray.
Forum: RV-10 03-31-2022, 01:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,267
Posted By 9GT
Vanís is pretty generous with their 30 day...

Vanís is pretty generous with their 30 day inventory check. I think at this point if you missed that deadline, then thatís on you.
Forum: Safety 03-27-2022, 10:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 986
Posted By 9GT
Thatís no joke about the potential danger of a...

Thatís no joke about the potential danger of a full compressor tank blowing. Years ago I had an old 20 compressor running in my garage as I was doing some mechanic work on my tractor. I kept it...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-26-2022, 01:05 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 11,676
Posted By 9GT
When I choose an N number, I donít like the idea...

When I choose an N number, I donít like the idea to make it personalized to myself for resale. Both my RV tail numbers ended in ďRomeo VictorĒ. Most anyone who hears that knows itís an RV. I got...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-24-2022, 06:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,189
Posted By 9GT
I bought a C-152 to fly while I was building. ...

I bought a C-152 to fly while I was building. Had fun doing so and also enjoyed fixing it up a bit. It gave me great incentive to finish my RV-10 build.
Forum: Midwest 03-20-2022, 04:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 928
Posted By 9GT
You can order very small amounts of rivets from...

You can order very small amounts of rivets from AS&S. They are sold by the pound but you don't have to order a full pound. Example: .05 pounds of AN426AD-3-3.5 rivets is $2.50. Order an...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-14-2022, 10:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,392
Posted By 9GT
Bull. A lot of the stuff sold by Amazon is...

Bull. A lot of the stuff sold by Amazon is counterfeit from China. Just because it is marked appropriately does not mean its the real deal. Just ask anybody who works for U.S. Customs. Pay a little...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 03-09-2022, 09:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,338
Posted By 9GT
There have been numerous reports here on VAF of...

There have been numerous reports here on VAF of Andair fuel pump failures. I had one of the earlier models in my RV-10 and had no issues with it. I wouldn't put an Andair FP in my plane today. AFP...
Forum: RV-10 03-02-2022, 07:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 756
Posted By 9GT
Easy enough to make your own templates using...

Easy enough to make your own templates using poster board cut and taped together.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-27-2022, 06:58 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,449
Posted By 9GT
Things sure have changed. I remember back in the...

Things sure have changed. I remember back in the .com bubble, a couple fellow workers of mine did refi's and invested that money in the stock market,,,doing very well.
How about just doing a total...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-23-2022, 06:24 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,449
Posted By 9GT
Home equity loans are the way to go if you need...

Home equity loans are the way to go if you need financing and qualify for one.
Lower interest rates, plus tax deductible interest paid on the loan are huge benefits going this route.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-13-2022, 02:17 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 21,787
Posted By 9GT
Sure, $1257.00 per power assembly. Free shipping.

Sure, $1257.00 per power assembly. Free shipping.
Forum: Painting your RV 02-11-2022, 07:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,510
Posted By 9GT
That is what I used also. Built it in a wooden...

That is what I used also. Built it in a wooden box that filters the intake air and delivers it through light weight flexible 1" plastic tubing.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-10-2022, 07:02 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 21,787
Posted By 9GT
Update

Just an update that I received my Superior cylinder power assemblies today from AirPower.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-06-2022, 07:35 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,592
Posted By 9GT
I hate those pointy sharp ends. I cut mine with...

I hate those pointy sharp ends. I cut mine with side cutters that leave a little still sticking out. I touch those ends with a hot flat soldering tip to melt them down and flush with the locking...
Forum: RV-10 02-03-2022, 09:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,950
Posted By 9GT
I would taxi mine often with the door slightly...

I would taxi mine often with the door slightly opened and holding on to the strap. Just a couple inches and youíll get lots of prop blast coming in.
Forum: Tools 02-02-2022, 07:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 740
Posted By 9GT
Invest in a decent 90* right angle pneumatic...

Invest in a decent 90* right angle pneumatic drill that uses the screw in drill bits. I like mine so much that I have three of them so I don't have to switch out drill bits very often. Two of them...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-26-2022, 06:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,066
Posted By 9GT
I've got Skybolt's that I may or may not use on...

I've got Skybolt's that I may or may not use on my cowling. My idea is if I do, I will fabricate a final size drill guide out of 1" x 3" x 1/8" steel, heat/oil harden it, then locate it and attach...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-21-2022, 08:04 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 21,787
Posted By 9GT
I have 4 Millenium power assemblies on back order...

I have 4 Millenium power assemblies on back order for a couple months now from AirPower with an estimated shipping date sometime in the spring. Last week I was notified by AirPower that for the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-18-2022, 12:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,895
Posted By 9GT
Not flying yet, but you can count me in on one...

Not flying yet, but you can count me in on one when they become available!
Forum: RV-10 01-16-2022, 10:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,200
Posted By 9GT
No modification to the original flange is...

No modification to the original flange is required. Just clean for a good bond. I did this on my RV-10. You may want to check directly with Andair and order from them instead of Aircraft Spruce. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-05-2022, 02:16 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,211
Posted By 9GT
I purchased a C-152 when I first started my...

I purchased a C-152 when I first started my flight training. Economical to own and operate and it was always available when I needed it for flight instruction. I owned it for 5 years before I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-04-2022, 10:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 754
Posted By 9GT
There is no paperclip attachment available in PM....

There is no paperclip attachment available in PM. I usually just ask for an email address and continue the conversation there where I am able to easily do attachments.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-25-2021, 07:24 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,407
Posted By 9GT
For the little time it takes to remove the...

For the little time it takes to remove the cowling, I cant imagine any valid reason to skip this step when changing oil. The benefits of taking a good look and touch of the engine and components FWF...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-19-2021, 10:15 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,846
Posted By 9GT
My buddies Superior IO-360 Cozy MKIV developed...

My buddies Superior IO-360 Cozy MKIV developed some pretty bad oil leaks at around 700 hours. Itís hard to pinpoint where the leaks originate. It uses updraft cooling and the air blows the oil all...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 12-18-2021, 11:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 902
Posted By 9GT
Great idea. I live on the edge and just chuck...

Great idea. I live on the edge and just chuck the tap in the tail-stock chuck and hand turn the lathe chuck letting the tap draw itself in. Haven't broke one yet, but sooner or later it will...
Forum: RV-10 12-13-2021, 07:27 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 543
Posted By 9GT
I can send you mine. PM sent

I can send you mine. PM sent
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-05-2021, 10:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,140
Posted By 9GT
I most definitely WOULD NOT use a pressure washer.

I most definitely WOULD NOT use a pressure washer.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-03-2021, 06:58 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 925
Posted By 9GT
The hydraulic rams do tend to leak down. When I...

The hydraulic rams do tend to leak down. When I built mine I fabricated a heavy steel articulating 4" X 6" padded plate to lift under the spar. They are good for servicing the wheels, but not so...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 12-01-2021, 10:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,079
Posted By 9GT
Yep. Thatís the one I used.

Yep. Thatís the one I used.
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-30-2021, 04:36 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,588
Posted By 9GT
If I filled the hanger and both homes with top...

If I filled the hanger and both homes with top shelf tools, I couldn't afford the second home. I have to be frugal until I can convince my wife to sell the main home and move up to the lake house...
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-30-2021, 11:38 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,588
Posted By 9GT
I love my Fluke but can only afford one of them. ...

I love my Fluke but can only afford one of them. I keep it at my hanger. I use the cheap china junk at my two homes. They work good,, but I don't trust them for anything other than basic voltage...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 11-30-2021, 07:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,534
Posted By 9GT
I have one Slick and one SureFly on my IO-320. ...

I have one Slick and one SureFly on my IO-320. Not flying yet, but what are the benefits swapping over the SureFly harness from massive plugs to auto plugs?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-30-2021, 07:30 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,117
Posted By 9GT
When I built my -10, I was able to procure a set...

When I built my -10, I was able to procure a set of round labels that fit the control knobs. I can locate a few of the labels now, but nothing for the Throttle or Prop. Found these at...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 11-29-2021, 06:44 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 14,391
Posted By 9GT
The scam artists have gotten very good and...

The scam artists have gotten very good and knowledgeable at their craft. My friend bought a nice RV-9A last summer and although he is happy with it, he wants a -9A that is top shelf and he has been...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-29-2021, 03:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,363
Posted By 9GT
PM sent Scott.

PM sent Scott.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-29-2021, 08:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,363
Posted By 9GT
That's it. Thank you!

That's it. Thank you!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-28-2021, 08:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,363
Posted By 9GT
Slider Mod For Baggage Access

Maybe within the past year or so, there was a thread thread on baggage compartment access and how well the Supertracks mod works. A forum member posted a photo of his simple mod that involved...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-25-2021, 02:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,531
Posted By 9GT
Has anyone used Uship for competitive shipping...

Has anyone used Uship for competitive shipping bids? The buyer of my RV-10 empennage kit paid almost $900 for the shipping of the kit I crated 12í long x 1í high x 4í wide. From MI to OK. ...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-23-2021, 11:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,367
Posted By 9GT
I have modified a couple AN-3 bolts to make...

I have modified a couple AN-3 bolts to make custom sets for my squeezer.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-21-2021, 07:36 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,294
Posted By 9GT
My plenum is DIY so a lot is involved in getting...

My plenum is DIY so a lot is involved in getting the seal right using the stock Van’s cowling. I settled on using two layers of BID impregnated with high temperature RTV silicone and cured in place....
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-20-2021, 01:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,424
Posted By 9GT
Thanks Tom for that info. I will try to get...

Thanks Tom for that info. I will try to get acceptable bends using the per-plans Versa-tube all the way out to the wing connection or just order the pre-bent set up you developed. I'm just trying...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-20-2021, 10:14 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,424
Posted By 9GT
Not happy with the per plans fuel valve to wing...

Not happy with the per plans fuel valve to wing fuel lines that the previous builder of my RV-9A project installed, I removed them and I bought the braid covered conductive teflon fuel line and...
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