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Forum: RV-9/9A 03-22-2020, 12:01 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 812
Posted By diamond
Need unstarted 9A fuselage and finish kits

Just putting a feeler out to see if anybody has an unstarted 9A fuselage and/or finish kit they want to sell. Looking for kits that are not too old and no corrosion. Send a PM if you have one.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-13-2019, 11:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,745
Posted By diamond
15,000 X 10/7 = 21,428

15,000 X 10/7 = 21,428
Forum: My RV Build Project 05-06-2019, 09:40 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 18,512
Posted By diamond
Cat-1. That?s impressive. I started a little...

Cat-1. That?s impressive. I started a little later in life but would call myself a cycling fanatic. Road, gravel, mountain, fat. Whatever rolls on two wheels usually finds its way into my garage. Too...
Forum: My RV Build Project 05-04-2019, 08:44 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 18,512
Posted By diamond
Very impressive Thomas. I?m ready to build one,...

Very impressive Thomas. I?m ready to build one, but would need a full suspension model. Do you have any plans to design a full suspension bike? Also curious what aircraft aluminum construction...
Forum: Tools 04-25-2019, 09:22 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 12,566
Posted By diamond
How’s that foot pedal going to work for you when...

How’s that foot pedal going to work for you when you’re in an awkward position or tight spot? Like cramped up in the fuselage. The mod that I am referring to is not a lever. It’s a two stage button...
Forum: Tools 04-25-2019, 10:21 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 12,566
Posted By diamond
Would like to hear from some of the folks that...

Would like to hear from some of the folks that have the Numatx with the actuator button on the handle. Wondering if that has been a worthwhile modification.
Forum: Tools 04-23-2019, 10:43 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 12,566
Posted By diamond
Don't need anything fancy to weld this. I built...

Don't need anything fancy to weld this. I built mine with a Hobart Handler mig welder with flux core wire and took a 2 hour lesson on how to use it.
Forum: Tools 04-20-2019, 06:22 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 12,566
Posted By diamond
Absolutely agree with virtues 1 and 2. Virtue 3...

Absolutely agree with virtues 1 and 2. Virtue 3 is a non-issue with the adjustable set holder that Cleaveland tool sells. Making adjustments becomes second nature quickly once you start using the...
Forum: Tools 04-19-2019, 10:33 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 12,566
Posted By diamond
Can you give us some examples of situations where...

Can you give us some examples of situations where the linear force would make a difference?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-04-2019, 11:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,289
Posted By diamond
Same experience for me using 2 year expired...

Same experience for me using 2 year expired proseal with no issues.
Forum: Reviews 02-27-2019, 09:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,184
Posted By diamond
Announcement expected by early 20XX.

Announcement expected by early 20XX.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-20-2018, 09:33 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,505
Posted By diamond
I flip my parts to other side after 10 minutes....

I flip my parts to other side after 10 minutes. I?m guessing the air movement from the downdraft table aids in quicker drying. I may do a quick spray into the downdraft every few minutes to keep the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-20-2018, 12:27 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,505
Posted By diamond
Outsource priming? What a hassle. I read through...

Outsource priming? What a hassle. I read through all posts and don't see mention of the technique I use that makes fumes, overspray, etc a non-issue. Build a downdraft table. I spray all winter in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-13-2018, 10:01 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 9,074
Posted By diamond
Can someone explain to me what it is about the...

Can someone explain to me what it is about the hotel whiskey tanks that justifies a $2500+ pricetag? Maybe I need to see a parts list to help me feel good about spending that amount for what seems...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-07-2018, 08:26 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 69,933
Posted By diamond
Good decision John. I?m curious what ?work? are...

Good decision John. I?m curious what ?work? are you doing on the plane?
Forum: RV-14 05-12-2018, 09:26 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 16,208
Posted By diamond
By far the funnest part of the build for me. Just...

By far the funnest part of the build for me. Just get a Semco gun and you will be fine.
Forum: Tools 05-12-2018, 10:19 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,892
Posted By diamond
As mentioned, just about any blade will work. I...

As mentioned, just about any blade will work. I use a 1/4", 6 tpi blade because they are cheap and readily available. Take it slow and it does just fine. Edges are finished off with a scotchbrite...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-18-2018, 11:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,606
Posted By diamond
Congrats John My first RV ride was in John's 12....

Congrats John
My first RV ride was in John's 12. He was kind enough to give me a demo ride and I was hooked. I think he had 100 or so hours on it at that time.
Forum: Tools 04-13-2018, 09:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,039
Posted By diamond
Highly recommend a 60 gal tank

Highly recommend a 60 gal tank
Forum: Trip Write-ups 07-20-2017, 09:29 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 182,384
Posted By diamond
Fast forward about a year. I still think about...

Fast forward about a year. I still think about Scott's epic trip and documentary and wonder what he is up to.

Wondering if he possibly is in the process of creating a sequel?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-08-2017, 10:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,482
Posted By diamond
Cleaveland and Brown are good, but I give the...

Cleaveland and Brown are good, but I give the edge to Cleaveland for service and quality.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 07-07-2017, 02:23 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 140,597
Posted By diamond
I interpret it to mean that guns are OK to use on...

I interpret it to mean that guns are OK to use on bears that are 4X your size.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 07-06-2017, 09:45 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 140,597
Posted By diamond
I expect next post will be a selfie with Putin;...

I expect next post will be a selfie with Putin; each with glass of vodka held high.
After that I expect a stop in north Korea to set things straight before returning home.
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-23-2017, 10:11 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 8,575
Posted By diamond
Roy. Best thing I can say is just slow it down....

Roy. Best thing I can say is just slow it down. You're running a marathon. Don't do anything until it is well calculated and thought out. With time, this will become your mindset and you will make...
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-22-2017, 04:31 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,682
Posted By diamond
Fuselage kit additions or deletions

Hi all. I've read similar posts on this, but most are either several years old or for different models. I'm about to order the RV-9 fuselage kit and am wondering what additions or deletions to the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-20-2017, 09:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,306
Posted By diamond
I think they are waiting on hardware for the...

I think they are waiting on hardware for the kits. That's my case anyway. They sent the brackets and lenses, but no hardware. I called and they said they were waiting on hardware and would send it...
Forum: Tools 02-15-2017, 05:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,537
Posted By diamond
I have one I use when dimpling skins with my...

I have one I use when dimpling skins with my squeezer attached to homemade c-frame. Works great. Mine is similar to the one at Cleaveland Tool. Item SNBF70
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-10-2017, 02:47 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 11,861
Posted By diamond
That's awesome, but what type of special...

That's awesome, but what type of special equipment does one need to do this? and cost?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-10-2017, 08:43 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 11,861
Posted By diamond
I'm curious if anyone has ever used deer hide for...

I'm curious if anyone has ever used deer hide for seat covering? I've had several pairs of deer gloves that have worn very well over time. Deer hides are also readily available seasonally and...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-05-2017, 06:56 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 12,176
Posted By diamond
I just tested my tanks as well and had the same...

I just tested my tanks as well and had the same concerns. I saw no leaks with soap water test. I concluded that if there were leaks too small to detect with soap water, then they are probably also...
Forum: Tools 02-02-2017, 12:12 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 18,096
Posted By diamond
I think this is exclusively a foot operated...

I think this is exclusively a foot operated squeezer. That can be good when you need good hand control of the surfaces to be riveted, but a potential nightmare if you are trying to squeeze that...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-05-2017, 09:37 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 14,408
Posted By diamond
Welcome Bob. What made you decide on an RV? Have...

Welcome Bob. What made you decide on an RV? Have you ever flown in one? There's a pretty decent RV club up in the twin cities where you can get some friends. ;)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-05-2017, 08:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,556
Posted By diamond
OK, I get the 3/4" bend part, but how does it...

OK, I get the 3/4" bend part, but how does it insert into the sender?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-04-2017, 08:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,556
Posted By diamond
Fuel float arm dilemma

I'm trying to figure out how the float arm wire inserts into the fuel sender so that the arm does not rotate. There is reference to a diagram DWG F-385B/C which must have the answer, but that diagram...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-30-2016, 05:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,153
Posted By diamond
Yes, I forgot to mention that part. I cleaned...

Yes, I forgot to mention that part. I cleaned mine thoroughly with MEK after removing the putty.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-30-2016, 03:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,153
Posted By diamond
Tank Leak Test

I just used an alternative technique for testing my tanks for leaks before permanent installation of the baffle. I haven't searched the archives enough to know if this has ever been tried, but it...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-23-2016, 04:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,722
Posted By diamond
You are in for a very long adventure, so invest...

You are in for a very long adventure, so invest in tools that will make the job easier and more enjoyable. There are many tools you will buy along the way that aren't always found in the standard...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-23-2016, 03:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,722
Posted By diamond
I'm also building an RV9 and this is the bar that...

I'm also building an RV9 and this is the bar that has done everything I've needed thus far.
http://www.cleavelandtool.com/Tungsten-Bucking-Bar/productinfo/BBT41/#.WF2a02ffPcs
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-16-2016, 03:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,307
Posted By diamond
Inspiring story. Thanks for sharing.

Inspiring story. Thanks for sharing.
Forum: RV-9/9A 12-16-2016, 10:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,136
Posted By diamond
Anyone have an opinion on why the ratio of...

Anyone have an opinion on why the ratio of RV9/RV9A is so much lower than the ratio of RV7/RV7A? I have never understood this.
Forum: RV-9/9A 12-15-2016, 09:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,136
Posted By diamond
Are they any more rare than an RV7 compared to...

Are they any more rare than an RV7 compared to RV7A?
Forum: RV-10 11-16-2016, 02:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,606
Posted By diamond
I'm almost at the stage with my tanks to install...

I'm almost at the stage with my tanks to install rear baffles. Here's what I plan to do.

I will tape the rear baffles on with aluminum duct tape so as to be airtight. I will then pressurize the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-21-2016, 11:23 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 18,021
Posted By diamond
I'm tolerant of most of the mis-spellings listed...

I'm tolerant of most of the mis-spellings listed thus far, but if you are one of the many who pronounce "jewelry" as "jewlary", you can't be my friend.:D I've even heard it mis-pronounced this way on...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-14-2016, 06:56 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 182,384
Posted By diamond
ditto Thanks for being real. Keep bringing it.

ditto
Thanks for being real. Keep bringing it.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-12-2016, 02:12 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 45,648
Posted By diamond
I was thinking Harda$$ might be more...

I was thinking Harda$$ might be more appropriate.
Whatever seats he has that's what I want.
In fact, whoever made his seats should be paying for his gas, in exchange for advertising.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-11-2016, 07:18 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 45,648
Posted By diamond
Looks like he's headed toward Acuna. I hope...

Looks like he's headed toward Acuna. I hope someone warned him about the Mexican blackbird.
Forum: RV-9/9A 06-14-2016, 05:30 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,973
Posted By diamond
Could you please elaborate on this. I didn't...

Could you please elaborate on this. I didn't think putting -10 nose gear on a 9A could or had been done.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-08-2016, 06:38 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 9,327
Posted By diamond
As do a lot of other numbers. So I'll repeat...

As do a lot of other numbers. So I'll repeat Stuart's question. Is there a particular reason you choose that number?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-05-2016, 11:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,413
Posted By diamond
Yes, it is a straight edge, but the 51% rule...

Yes, it is a straight edge, but the 51% rule requires that you put the tick marks and numbers on it.
Forum: RV-14 05-04-2016, 10:23 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,243
Posted By diamond
That does look easy Dave, but what would you do...

That does look easy Dave, but what would you do if a moderator decided to lock or delete your entire log for some reason? You would have a PDF, of course so you wouldn't loose much, but how much...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-02-2016, 09:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,906
Posted By diamond
I didn't stay at the Holiday Inn either, but I...

I didn't stay at the Holiday Inn either, but I went to the plumbing department at Home Depot and bought a bottle of leak detecting spray. Not sure how it compares to snoop, but supposedly better than...
Forum: RV-10 05-02-2016, 09:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,411
Posted By diamond
Pretty much sums up my experience as well. I also...

Pretty much sums up my experience as well. I also had every intention of fay sealing my tanks, but decided to try the wet set technique first. I had so little mess doing it wet that I did both tanks...
Forum: RV-10 05-02-2016, 09:29 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,411
Posted By diamond
There's the "what you need" list, as mentioned...

There's the "what you need" list, as mentioned before, and then there's the "make the job as easy as possible" list. I went with the later and ordered a used pneumatic sealant gun from Brown Tool....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-28-2016, 04:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,617
Posted By diamond
Sounds great. Keep in mind that not all of the...

Sounds great. Keep in mind that not all of the key players in the Vans story still work there.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-22-2016, 10:54 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,253
Posted By diamond
Also consider what type of equipment they will...

Also consider what type of equipment they will use for the project and ask yourself how could that equipment be used to improve aspects of your property. Then negotiate that in the deal. For example,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-22-2016, 09:47 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,253
Posted By diamond
I assume that $20,000/yr is guaranteed until such...

I assume that $20,000/yr is guaranteed until such a time as they remove the tower. I would also get an estimate on what it would cost to have it removed in case they go out of business and refuse to...
Forum: Safety 04-13-2016, 09:31 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 11,186
Posted By diamond
You might as well send me some new underbritches...

You might as well send me some new underbritches while your at it. size 34.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-28-2016, 04:18 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,522
Posted By diamond
I have a camera that automatically takes a photo...

I have a camera that automatically takes a photo of my work area every 60 seconds. I then put these together as a 15 frame per second time lapse video. This should translate into about a one and a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-24-2016, 04:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,625
Posted By diamond
I suggest you put off making a decision on QB or...

I suggest you put off making a decision on QB or no QB for now. When you are 80% done with the empennage, then revisit the question. If you have a blast building the empennage, then go SB all the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-12-2016, 07:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,593
Posted By diamond
Love the sun shield on your canopy. Thanks for...

Love the sun shield on your canopy. Thanks for posting.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-11-2016, 09:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,510
Posted By diamond
Get the single flute debur tool from Cleaveland...

Get the single flute debur tool from Cleaveland tool and life will be good again.
http://www.cleavelandtool.com/Hex-Shank-Hole-Deburring-Tool/productinfo/DB04/#.VuOMpV72bIU
Forum: RV-9/9A 03-11-2016, 05:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,023
Posted By diamond
Robert Does that bung kit come with rivets...

Robert
Does that bung kit come with rivets instead of screws? Also, what about a plug?
Forum: RV-9/9A 03-11-2016, 02:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,023
Posted By diamond
Thanks guys. Is there any merit to dumping the...

Thanks guys. Is there any merit to dumping the fuel into the tank with a 90 degree fitting, as opposed to straight, as in the above photo? Also, is there any risk of the whole fitting rotating when...
Forum: RV-9/9A 03-11-2016, 07:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,023
Posted By diamond
Fuel return line specifics

I am building my tanks and want to plumb them for the possibility of EFII in the future. I have read many threads on this, but can somebody give me the specifics of which fitting to use on the 9....
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