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Forum: RV-9/9A 01-17-2022, 11:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 246
Posted By bruceh
Just cut back the stick the distance of the grip...

Just cut back the stick the distance of the grip you are adding to the end. I think on my Tosten grips, I needed to trim off just a 1/4 to 1/2 inch more.
You can always wait to trim this until you...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-15-2022, 12:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 750
Posted By bruceh
I took one of the 15A circuits on the VP-X and...

I took one of the 15A circuits on the VP-X and connected it up to a small 8 fuse block (like Steinair's above). I run several other circuits like the ELT, interior lighting (LED's), and the Hobbs...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-08-2022, 11:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,065
Posted By bruceh
Wear gloves and try not to touch any proseal and...

Wear gloves and try not to touch any proseal and you won't make a complete mess! I use the popsicle sticks to spread, along with a good mirror on a stick, and a small flashlight that you can just lay...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-08-2022, 11:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,370
Posted By bruceh
It is pretty easy to set up a google map with...

It is pretty easy to set up a google map with what ever you want to track.

Here is where I've been. (https://flyingoverthehills.wordpress.com/map-of-airports-visited/)
Forum: RV-9/9A 01-07-2022, 09:02 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 13,379
Posted By bruceh
I documented most of my deviations and...

I documented most of my deviations and modifications in this blog post (https://flyingoverthehills.wordpress.com/2017/07/18/safety-innovations-and-deviations-from-the-plans/).
Forum: Fiberglass 01-05-2022, 10:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 900
Posted By bruceh
Some really good info here from EAA...

Some really good info here from EAA (https://www.eaa.org/eaa/aircraft-building/builderresources/while-youre-building/building-articles/composite/part-2-basics-of-composite-construction).

Mix it in...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 01-04-2022, 10:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 895
Posted By bruceh
It is on my bucket list to fly this. I saw the...

It is on my bucket list to fly this. I saw the article on, and wasn't aware that the military aircraft is now restricted from flying low level.

Down here in San Diego county, we have Carrizo Gorge,...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-01-2022, 10:20 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,888
Posted By bruceh
If anyone needs to see photo proof, just read my...

If anyone needs to see photo proof, just read my blog on the repair of Marc's tank (https://flyingoverthehills.wordpress.com/2021/02/05/another-fuel-tank-repair-job/).
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-01-2022, 10:14 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,888
Posted By bruceh
DISCLAIMER: I'm not a chemist! Here is an...

DISCLAIMER: I'm not a chemist!

Here is an article from Boeing on "Rivet Rash" (https://www.boeingsuppliers.com/environmental/TechNotes/TechNotes2003-08.pdf). Seems to be similar to what is happening...
Forum: West (and Southwest) 12-31-2021, 03:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 984
Posted By bruceh
So the weather at Lake Havasu looks to be pretty...

So the weather at Lake Havasu looks to be pretty windy for tomorrow.

I'm going to be unable to attend, since my kid has come down with COVID. :eek:

She's fully vaccinated and boosted (works in the...
Forum: COMM 12-30-2021, 09:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 694
Posted By bruceh
Yes, assuming all the PTT does is pull the signal...

Yes, assuming all the PTT does is pull the signal to ground. Just wire them up in parallel.
Forum: Tools 12-30-2021, 09:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,182
Posted By bruceh
I've got this type and it works...

I've got this type and it works great.

https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/topages/flaringtools3.php
Forum: West (and Southwest) 12-30-2021, 12:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 984
Posted By bruceh
OH, OK. Nevada can come too! Just don't show up...

OH, OK. Nevada can come too!

Just don't show up in a Cessna. :D
Forum: West (and Southwest) 12-29-2021, 10:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 984
Posted By bruceh
New Year's Day Fly In KHII Lake Havasu City

All CA and AZ RV'ers,

The annual tradition of a New Year's day flight is on.

Hangar 24 brewery and restaurant on the field will be open at 11am MST (10am PST).

As long as the weather forecast...
Forum: RV-14 12-28-2021, 09:29 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 23,737
Posted By bruceh
I think you mean 14 CFR 43 Appendix D...

I think you mean
14 CFR 43 Appendix D (https://www.law.cornell.edu/cfr/text/14/appendix-D_to_part_43).
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-28-2021, 12:20 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,634
Posted By bruceh
Mostly local flights, but two up to NorCal, and...

Mostly local flights, but two up to NorCal, and out to Oshkosh.
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-23-2021, 10:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 9,308
Posted By bruceh
I ran across this airplane a few years ago at...

I ran across this airplane a few years ago at Long Beach, CA.

https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Overthehillscom-1/i-VBLPvr7/0/e72c7425/M/IMG_1044-M.jpg
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-19-2021, 09:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,365
Posted By bruceh
It was a perfect day to fly. Recent cold temps...

It was a perfect day to fly. Recent cold temps and rain gave the local mountains a good dusting of snow. I ran north to Big Bear, did a touch and go, and then back home for some family time....
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-08-2021, 02:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,207
Posted By bruceh
VP-X terminal crimper problems

I'm upgrading my VP-X sport to a pro. I have the additional J8 connector and pins (thanks, Chad!). I purchased the Molex tool that Steinair sells for these terminals. It comes with a slotted guide...
Forum: RV-9/9A 12-08-2021, 02:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,462
Posted By bruceh
Congrats and have a safe Phase 1. Glad my website...

Congrats and have a safe Phase 1. Glad my website helped you.
Forum: Primers 12-05-2021, 12:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 976
Posted By bruceh
You can put just plain old water in the gun and...

You can put just plain old water in the gun and play around with the controls.
There are just 3 things to adjust on the gun - the flow of the air, the flow of the material, and the spray pattern. As...
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-01-2021, 11:54 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,364
Posted By bruceh
Just a data point on the Harbor Freight...

Just a data point on the Harbor Freight multimeters. I have several and one has definitely failed. It doesn't read 0 Ohms with both probes connected.
For basic, non-fancy operations like continuity...
Forum: RV-9/9A 12-01-2021, 11:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 596
Posted By bruceh
I followed the plans for the forward most...

I followed the plans for the forward most placement of the pedals. There is plenty of clearance to avoid hitting any brake lines, as long as they are sitting close to the firewall.
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-23-2021, 10:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 762
Posted By bruceh
I have a set of their nav/strobes on my RV-9A....

I have a set of their nav/strobes on my RV-9A. After a couple of years they started acting up and I sent them back for repairs. They claimed that they just needed to resolder some components. All has...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-22-2021, 09:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,069
Posted By bruceh
Yes, on the tiny leading edge tabs (the ones...

Yes, on the tiny leading edge tabs (the ones without rivet holes), you can file or use the scotchbrite wheel to round them down so that they fit inside the skin much nicer.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-22-2021, 09:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 887
Posted By bruceh
You'll also need some .041 for the flap motor...

You'll also need some .041 for the flap motor service bulletin.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-21-2021, 03:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 988
Posted By bruceh
Fantastic! The valves look so clean without lead...

Fantastic! The valves look so clean without lead in the fuel. Hopefully, we will start to get that unleaded avgas more available. Here in California, all the mogas has ethanol.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-21-2021, 03:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,635
Posted By bruceh
Got my 3rd class renewed last month for $150. In...

Got my 3rd class renewed last month for $150. In and out in 10 minutes.
Forum: RV-10 11-21-2021, 03:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,740
Posted By bruceh
You can buy hinge pin material in pretty much any...

You can buy hinge pin material in pretty much any diameter from McMaster-Carr. Get a variety and give them a try to find what works best.

I made two sets of hinge pins. One with the original pin...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-15-2021, 10:47 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,050
Posted By bruceh
It is important to tell your passengers when they...

It is important to tell your passengers when they can talk to you and when you have to listen and communicate with ATC. I've taken up some Young Eagles who were very chatty!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-15-2021, 10:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,280
Posted By bruceh
Took up another RV builder (RV-14) and let him...

Took up another RV builder (RV-14) and let him experience the RV-9A. Weather in SoCal was perfect after being windy all week with the Santa Ana's.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-15-2021, 10:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,226
Posted By bruceh
I could see adding some adhesive in areas where...

I could see adding some adhesive in areas where smoking rivets might be common. Anything to prevent this movement or fretting would probably be beneficial.

Where are the most common places for...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-15-2021, 10:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 706
Posted By bruceh
I learned some good tricks here in A&P school...

I learned some good tricks here in A&P school from our teacher.

Use the tubing cutter and give yourself just a millimeter or so extra (thickness of a dime). This will account for the length lost by...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-10-2021, 11:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,799
Posted By bruceh
I'm on my second set of Monster retreads. They...

I'm on my second set of Monster retreads. They last much longer than the Aero Classic ones that came from Van's. I did have to trim off another 3/4" from my wheel pant openings to get them to fit...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-01-2021, 03:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,389
Posted By bruceh
I managed to get out this weekend (lately a...

I managed to get out this weekend (lately a rarity) and after the ground fog burned off I flew to Perris for the first time. It has been on my list of local airports to visit and I just haven't had...
Forum: Autopilots 10-28-2021, 12:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,813
Posted By bruceh
You can use the VP-X for trim switches and trim...

You can use the VP-X for trim switches and trim motor power, or move those over to the Skyview AP control head. I have been flying my RV-9A with the VP-X trim controls and it works just fine. If the...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-20-2021, 11:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,675
Posted By bruceh
Be sure to use the heavier .040 safety wire. I...

Be sure to use the heavier .040 safety wire. I inspected an RV that had the thinner .032 wire and it had cracked.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 10-19-2021, 04:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,537
Posted By bruceh
A good article about heat ranges is explained...

A good article about heat ranges is explained here:
https://www.denso.com/global/en/products-and-services/automotive-service-parts-and-accessories/plug/basic/heatrange/

It is more about thermal...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-15-2021, 11:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,008
Posted By bruceh
Mix it as you need it. It is fairly forgiving for...

Mix it as you need it. It is fairly forgiving for non-exact portions. I just use a small digital scale from Harbor Freight (https://www.harborfreight.com/digital-scale-95364.html). Put a paper plate...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 09-14-2021, 04:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 814
Posted By bruceh
Take a look at the VP-X installation manual...

Take a look at the VP-X installation manual (https://www.verticalpower.com/media/attachments/2021/08/27/vp-x-installation-and-operating-manual_rev-e.pdf). Section 5.22 shows some options, but all of...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 09-13-2021, 04:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 814
Posted By bruceh
Same here. Less clutter on the panel. I go into...

Same here. Less clutter on the panel. I go into the VP-X page, scroll down to each P-Mag circuit and do the ON/OFF test at <1000 RPM as a part of my pre-takeoff checklist.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-03-2021, 01:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,601
Posted By bruceh
Lake Havasu City airport is near a Home...

Lake Havasu City airport is near a Home Depot.

Aircraft Spruce in CA has it. MEK is used as a solvent in the Poly Fiber line of products.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-01-2021, 03:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,886
Posted By bruceh
I tried it. Used some foil covered/fiber heat...

I tried it. Used some foil covered/fiber heat tape wrapped around the lines. No real change in the low RPM on the ground with hot engine stumbling issues. Took it all off after about 9 months....
Forum: Reviews 08-31-2021, 01:18 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 8,016
Posted By bruceh
Just another data point. During a pre-buy...

Just another data point.
During a pre-buy inspection I found similar nickel leading edge cracking on a Catto 2 blade...
Forum: Midwest 08-23-2021, 12:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 904
Posted By bruceh
We have flown into Hot Springs and rented the...

We have flown into Hot Springs and rented the courtesy car there for $20 a day. Just call the airport manager and he will reserve it for you.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-17-2021, 01:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,022
Posted By bruceh
You have to unhook them from the thing it is...

You have to unhook them from the thing it is controlling and back out the entire cable.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 08-16-2021, 11:09 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,300
Posted By bruceh
I've had dual P-mags since day one. Now have 920...

I've had dual P-mags since day one. Now have 920 hours and they have been solid performers. Sent them back at 500 hours for a Firmware update and check. No issues with auto spark plugs that get...
Forum: California 08-13-2021, 12:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,226
Posted By bruceh
There used to be a cab company (one car) here in...

There used to be a cab company (one car) here in Ramona. Try calling 760-789-0489 (according to a quick google search).

I used to have a spare car, but it is gone... If you get stuck, give me a call...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-08-2021, 11:08 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,717
Posted By bruceh
I completed my post-Oshkosh oil change and...

I completed my post-Oshkosh oil change and decided to make some baffle modifications (https://flyingoverthehills.wordpress.com/2021/08/08/baffle-modifications/) while I had the cowlings off.

A quick...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-08-2021, 10:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,123
Posted By bruceh
I've written up blogs for each of my annual...

I've written up blogs for each of my annual condition...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-07-2021, 07:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,175
Posted By bruceh
Use a small piece of aluminum angle to make the...

Use a small piece of aluminum angle to make the perpendicular orientation?
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-06-2021, 11:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,373
Posted By bruceh
I did this with both the EMS and EFIS harnesses....

I did this with both the EMS and EFIS harnesses. I recently added a heated pitot and just had to find the right colored wire for the EMS contact line for heated pitot status. It was easy to slide the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-02-2021, 01:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,109
Posted By bruceh
I did a couple of Tech Counselor visits with...

I did a couple of Tech Counselor visits with Evan. Very good guy. Mechanical Engineer background and now he is doing some build assist work and doing build videos for the factory. He went at the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-01-2021, 12:24 PM
Replies: 218
Views: 21,948
Posted By bruceh
I filled out the form and emailed it prior to...

I filled out the form and emailed it prior to leaving for Oshkosh. Got the LODA back in less than a week. Curiously, it is from the Albuquerque FSDO, and not my local San Diego FSDO.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 07-31-2021, 03:01 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 11,092
Posted By bruceh
I'm not stressed about it. It could have been...

I'm not stressed about it. It could have been much worse! I'll fly up to Corona this week (need some oil from Spruce) and will talk to the paint shop there that did the original job. Should be easy...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-31-2021, 12:15 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,654
Posted By bruceh
Being outside is doable depending on the climate....

Being outside is doable depending on the climate. My biggest worry would be doing maintenance where you can't open up the airplane and work on it for days. Having a hangar is definitely my greatest...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 07-30-2021, 01:06 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 11,092
Posted By bruceh
My Oshkosh photos are here...

My Oshkosh photos are here (https://www.overthehills.com/Airplanes/Airventure-Oshkosh-2021).
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-22-2021, 11:55 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 14,640
Posted By bruceh
The nice thing with the Skyview is you can tweak...

The nice thing with the Skyview is you can tweak everything being displayed on the screens. For the EMS items, you can make them BIG or tiny, Bar or dial, etc. I have the 10" screen and once you get...
Forum: California 07-16-2021, 05:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 766
Posted By bruceh
Are you an EAA member? Do you have access to an...

Are you an EAA member?
Do you have access to an EAA Tech Counselor?

As a tech counselor, all you need to do is ask... It's more of an inspection, motivation, not build assist. Shoot me a PM if you...
Forum: California 07-12-2021, 08:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 907
Posted By bruceh
Cable Airport KCCB has an active EAA chapter and...

Cable Airport KCCB has an active EAA chapter and they probably have a lead on hangar space there. Also a nice Cafe on the airport there (Maniac Mike's), and the fuel prices are always reasonable.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-12-2021, 11:10 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,707
Posted By bruceh
Start by installing the items that are fixed in...

Start by installing the items that are fixed in space (ie, not flexible) like the exhaust pipes, filtered airbox, oil cooler, etc. then move on to the more flexible things like control lines, heater...
Forum: RV-9/9A 07-09-2021, 12:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 794
Posted By bruceh
AFS installation manuals for the advanced control...

AFS installation manuals for the advanced control module have very specific locations for where to mount things. I put one of these AFS panels in an RV-9A and everything was perfect where they said...
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-06-2021, 06:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,346
Posted By bruceh
Any autoparts store or Wal-Mart will have that H3...

Any autoparts store or Wal-Mart will have that H3 bulb. My Mazda uses that same bulb. Do not touch it with your bare fingers when installing it. Any oils from your fingerprints will create a hot spot...
Forum: RV-9/9A 06-28-2021, 03:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,542
Posted By bruceh
Easy retainer fix. Just a small section of...

Easy retainer fix. Just a small section of aluminum angle riveted to the firewall. Notched out a little slot to hold the ends of the...
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