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Forum: RV-7/7A Today, 02:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 86
Posted By 9GT
Tom's top picture is exactly how I mounted and...

Tom's top picture is exactly how I mounted and plumbed my Andair fuel valve to the Aerolab gascolator. My fuel pump is a little more forward and uses the Vans' worm clamp mounting plate.
Forum: RV-7/7A Today, 07:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 86
Posted By 9GT
If you can wait a week until I get back, I can...

If you can wait a week until I get back, I can snap some pics of my install. I located the Aerolab below and just a little forward of the fuel valve. I wanted it as close to the spar carry through...
Forum: RV-10 10-25-2020, 12:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 766
Posted By 9GT
The picture of your fuel vent tip shows the lack...

The picture of your fuel vent tip shows the lack of attention to detail with the QB tanks. I found mine the same. I don't know if the opening restriction would have any effect on the fuel transfer...
Forum: RV-10 10-25-2020, 07:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 766
Posted By 9GT
I documented what I found when I opened up my...

I documented what I found when I opened up my RV-9A quick build fuel tanks in this thread when I extended their capacity. I hope that QC is better now where they are building...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 10-25-2020, 07:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 407
Posted By 9GT
I transported my -9A wings flat in a wood crate...

I transported my -9A wings flat in a wood crate that fit under the plane on gear sitting on the trailer. No pics, but I built the crate out of 2 X 4 and 2 X 6 material as needed, it was sheathed in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-19-2020, 06:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,518
Posted By 9GT
Unless you are a professional aircraft broker, I...

Unless you are a professional aircraft broker, I would expect absolutely nothing
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-17-2020, 06:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 603
Posted By 9GT
Open up the rear baffle and fix it that way. The...

Open up the rear baffle and fix it that way. The tank has not yet been installed or painted so the repair is relatively painless. You would not be happy to have the tank start leaking again after...
Forum: Fiberglass 10-14-2020, 10:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,792
Posted By 9GT
Do the majority of fill with flox, then fill and...

Do the majority of fill with flox, then fill and sand using micro mix. Somewhere in the Rutan instructions when we were building the Cozy MKIV’s was a rule of thumb that micro should never be more...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 10-14-2020, 07:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 914
Posted By 9GT
email sent. Thanks.

email sent. Thanks.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-12-2020, 01:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 492
Posted By 9GT
I also had my PCP do my Basic Med exam. He was...

I also had my PCP do my Basic Med exam. He was not familiar with it so I emailed him the links so he could familiarize himself with it. No problem afterward and we did it under a yearly physical...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 10-09-2020, 04:47 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 340
Posted By 9GT
I use a programmable Bearcat scanner in my hanger...

I use a programmable Bearcat scanner in my hanger for monitoring local traffic. It works great and if I need to talk to someone, I grab my portable Icom.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 10-09-2020, 04:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 359
Posted By 9GT
Thanks Tom. I also called AS&S before I posted...

Thanks Tom. I also called AS&S before I posted and learned they do not stock them. I don't want to deal with Andair right now with the COVID mess and forum complaints regarding customer service. I...
Forum: Flight Testing 10-09-2020, 04:28 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,874
Posted By 9GT
I used up almost every hour of my 40 hour Phase 1...

I used up almost every hour of my 40 hour Phase 1 testing flights. Afterwards, I was very confident in the aircraft, and also my piloting skills in that aircraft. Please do not place a deadline to...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 10-08-2020, 08:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 359
Posted By 9GT
WTB: Andair 90* AN-6 Valve Fitting’s

I need a pair of the 90 degree AN-6 male fittings for an Andair fuel valve. Anyone have a set they won’t be using and would like to sell? Thanks!
Dave
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-06-2020, 06:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 805
Posted By 9GT
Right on the panel if you can find the room.

Right on the panel if you can find the room.
Forum: RV-10 10-05-2020, 06:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 449
Posted By 9GT
I left mine off until it was time to permanently...

I left mine off until it was time to permanently install the cabin cover.
Forum: Fiberglass 10-02-2020, 06:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 682
Posted By 9GT
My building buddy had respiratory issues right...

My building buddy had respiratory issues right from the start. Mine took a few years to develop, but we were building in the basement at the time where fresh air ventilation isn't very good. Last...
Forum: Fiberglass 10-02-2020, 12:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 682
Posted By 9GT
I use barrier creams also but still glove up when...

I use barrier creams also but still glove up when working with fiberglass and epoxies. I think it was Burt Rutan that stated its not a matter of IF you have a allergic reaction to epoxy, but when...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-29-2020, 03:23 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,755
Posted By 9GT
Thanks for the info Bob. I will look into the...

Thanks for the info Bob. I will look into the Verizon MiFi for sure. I am getting paranoid that someone is going to clean me out one day. Lots of meth heads in the county I hanger at, and the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-29-2020, 02:08 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,755
Posted By 9GT
You folks with hangers that have internet...

You folks with hangers that have internet available and allow you to change or add additional door locks are fortunate. We have no internet where I am at and the door locks are what management...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 09-29-2020, 06:50 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 395
Posted By 9GT
I will take it. PM me with how you want payment....

I will take it. PM me with how you want payment. Thanks! Dave
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-28-2020, 07:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 649
Posted By 9GT
I think you mean "condition inspection", not...

I think you mean "condition inspection", not conditional.
Forum: RV-10 09-28-2020, 11:26 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,902
Posted By 9GT
I built my First RV-10 on a budget and came in at...

I built my First RV-10 on a budget and came in at right around $120,000. Did EVERYTHING myself, including engine overhaul of a low time prop strike IO-540 from Wentworth. I also did my own...
Forum: RV-10 09-27-2020, 05:29 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,902
Posted By 9GT
I would add another $5K for the miscellaneous and...

I would add another $5K for the miscellaneous and I don't see a propeller on your list.
Forum: RV-10 09-27-2020, 01:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 530
Posted By 9GT
Yes one of those.

Yes one of those.
Forum: RV-10 09-27-2020, 08:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 530
Posted By 9GT
I am pretty sure I used my cylinder wrench's to...

I am pretty sure I used my cylinder wrench's to get those nuts torqued IIRC on my IO-540. I do have a pretty good arsenal of modified wrenches for specific applications though: cut, grind, and...
Forum: Painting your RV 09-27-2020, 07:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 548
Posted By 9GT
Just sand them up with 220 until it has no shine...

Just sand them up with 220 until it has no shine and prime with whatever you are priming with. Figure out how you want to install SS bug screen (if your going to do that) and get that done before...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 09-26-2020, 07:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 914
Posted By 9GT
Thanks for the lead Joshua. We looked at that,...

Thanks for the lead Joshua. We looked at that, but not quite a good fit.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 09-25-2020, 08:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 914
Posted By 9GT
WTB: Nice RV-9A Slider

A friend of mine at the airport sold his pristine and nicely equipped Bonanza last week, and is in the market for a high end Van's RV-9A. He is an AP/AI and is particular about what he wants. ...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-20-2020, 06:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,229
Posted By 9GT
Its been phasing out for a number of years but no...

Its been phasing out for a number of years but no sales of baby powder with talc in the USA or Canada eh since May of 2020.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-20-2020, 05:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 984
Posted By 9GT
Some heat directed right on the sender puck with...

Some heat directed right on the sender puck with a heat gun on low will soak through and soften up the pro-seal enough to easily remove it with the help of a sharpened putty knife. You won’t hurt...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-20-2020, 02:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,229
Posted By 9GT
No talc in baby powder here in the USA and hasn't...

No talc in baby powder here in the USA and hasn't been for years. Maybe different in Canada,,,,,,,eh?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-20-2020, 09:32 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,209
Posted By 9GT
My buddy in Florida has a dusty hanger. He uses...

My buddy in Florida has a dusty hanger. He uses these on his wings, cloth side down. https://www.harborfreight.com/4-ft-x-12-ft-poly-coated-drop-cloth-93713.html
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-16-2020, 05:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,197
Posted By 9GT
Let us know how yours checked out when you done.

Let us know how yours checked out when you done.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-13-2020, 07:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,171
Posted By 9GT
I used to run pure ethanol free 90 octane "rec...

I used to run pure ethanol free 90 octane "rec fuel" in one tank on my RV-10. I also would TO/Land on the 100LL tank just to be safe, then switch over to the rec fuel tank. I didn't pay a lot of...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-13-2020, 07:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,102
Posted By 9GT
Hoppes #9 will clean up that brass restrictor...

Hoppes #9 will clean up that brass restrictor better than any solvent out there.
Forum: RV-9/9A 09-08-2020, 08:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,031
Posted By 9GT
Built in travel limit switch's Built in travel...

Built in travel limit switch's
Built in travel position sensor
Better linear actuator design in general
The stock Van's flap motor has known issues. They work until they don't. Some people even...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-06-2020, 07:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,437
Posted By 9GT
I recently upgraded the Taylor palm drill I used...

I recently upgraded the Taylor palm drill I used to build my RV-10, to a Sioux drill motor building my RV-9A. What a difference in quality!
Forum: RV-14 09-04-2020, 08:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,064
Posted By 9GT
I'm old fashioned and printed out all my Garmin...

I'm old fashioned and printed out all my Garmin installation/user manuals on 24 pound paper and put them in binders. Thousands of pages. Took some time but I just could not get used to using my...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 09-04-2020, 08:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,158
Posted By 9GT
I am pretty budget minded with my builds but I...

I am pretty budget minded with my builds but I feel with a price point of $410, this is a really good value and of known quality.
...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-03-2020, 06:33 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,252
Posted By 9GT
You folks have taken the bait once again, hook,...

You folks have taken the bait once again, hook, line, and sinker.:D
Forum: Fiberglass 09-02-2020, 07:34 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,873
Posted By 9GT
"I have literally zero fiberglass skills" Neither...

"I have literally zero fiberglass skills"
Neither did I, but with a little instruction, buying the Rutan book DanH recommended, and some experimentation, its easily learned. This was our scratch...
Forum: Fiberglass 09-01-2020, 05:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,873
Posted By 9GT
I disagree with this. The added layers of...

I disagree with this. The added layers of reinforcement glass for the flange adds plenty of strength to the cowl and when done right, there is no ugly transition between the removable snorkel and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-01-2020, 06:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,384
Posted By 9GT
Watching that demo at Oshkosh made me a believer....

Watching that demo at Oshkosh made me a believer. I used their Cowl Saver when I built my -10, and will use it on my -9A if I decide not to build a plenum.
Forum: RV-10 08-31-2020, 10:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 454
Posted By 9GT
Great decision. Now you need to wrangle up a...

Great decision. Now you need to wrangle up a "bucking buddy" to help you out for those times you need another set of hands !
Forum: RV-4 08-29-2020, 03:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,106
Posted By 9GT
I just finished the installation of the Aerolab's...

I just finished the installation of the Aerolab's combination fuel filter/gascolator in my -9A. Available from Flyboy Accessories, this is a well thought out unit that is premium quality. ...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-27-2020, 03:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,545
Posted By 9GT
Here were the symptoms of a clogged injector of...

Here were the symptoms of a clogged injector of my buddies IO-360 Cozy MKIV when we were out flying instrument approaches last year:
There was a pretty fast noticeable loss of power, then the engine...
Forum: RV-10 08-26-2020, 07:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,224
Posted By 9GT
This flexible angle head drill extension from HF...

This flexible angle head drill extension from HF is great for running the AN3 bolts down on the Z brackets. Final torque is by feel with a ratchet. No way I would use a pneumatic anything for these...
Forum: Fiberglass 08-24-2020, 04:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,069
Posted By 9GT
We did A LOT of aluminum bonding when building...

We did A LOT of aluminum bonding when building the Cozy MKIV. I remember specifically written in the Rutan plans when instructed to prep the aluminum for bonding to use nothing coarser than 220 grit...
Forum: Tools 08-23-2020, 07:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,192
Posted By 9GT
I also purchased one of these and it does a...

I also purchased one of these and it does a wonderful job. Using a 20% off HF coupon brought it down to under $40. Anyone looking at your heavy electrical wire terminal crimps will be impressed.
Forum: RV-14 08-13-2020, 07:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,059
Posted By 9GT
Two way tape an aluminum backer to the thin...

Two way tape an aluminum backer to the thin material you plan to countersink. This will give you a deeper pilot hole for the countersink pilot to follow, giving you nice clean countersinks. I use...
Forum: RV-14 08-13-2020, 07:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,059
Posted By 9GT
Two way tape an aluminum backer to the thin...

Two way tape an aluminum backer to the thin material you plan to countersink. This will give you a deeper pilot hole for the countersink pilot to follow, giving you nice clean countersinks!
Forum: Propellers 08-11-2020, 07:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,128
Posted By 9GT
Check with Tiffin Aire to be sure your prop has...

Check with Tiffin Aire to be sure your prop has the newer style hub bearings. My buddies had the old style and they were replaced at around 3 years (200 hours) of use when the blades started to...
Forum: Propellers 08-10-2020, 04:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,128
Posted By 9GT
My buddy with the Cozy MKIV had his MT prop...

My buddy with the Cozy MKIV had his MT prop overhauled by Tiffin Aire in Tiffin Ohio. Their work was outstanding and they actually stripped the blades all the way down to the cores and re-glassed...
Forum: RV-10 08-10-2020, 02:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 983
Posted By 9GT
Not all fuel systems will perform the same. I...

Not all fuel systems will perform the same. I would suggest you do the test on YOUR plane to get those numbers. It really is not hard to do.
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-09-2020, 07:33 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,591
Posted By 9GT
Nah,,,,,I want my WARNING lights to flash. Its...

Nah,,,,,I want my WARNING lights to flash. Its too easy to disregard a steady light. I have one for the canopy open and the other for low voltage. Lock the canopy and that light goes OFF. Reset...
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-08-2020, 07:07 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,591
Posted By 9GT
For WARNING lights, I want flashing LED's to get...

For WARNING lights, I want flashing LED's to get my attention and used these from Del City, they are available in flashing red or amber:...
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-07-2020, 08:16 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,584
Posted By 9GT
Alright,,,thanks everyone. I got it now. I...

Alright,,,thanks everyone. I got it now. I thought I had a DPDT switch but I took another look at Steins website and sure enough,, its a DPST switch!
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-07-2020, 08:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,584
Posted By 9GT
Sorry, yes my switch is DPST from Steinair.

Sorry, yes my switch is DPST from Steinair.
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-07-2020, 07:20 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,584
Posted By 9GT
I have a GTN 650 with a 307. The drawing is from...

I have a GTN 650 with a 307. The drawing is from Steinair, as is the TO/GA switch so I assume it it correct. The switch and the 6 lugs is what befuddles me though. I'll get the meter out and start...
Forum: RV-10 08-07-2020, 07:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 741
Posted By 9GT
Yes. Fill the cavities with 6 lb expanding pour...

Yes. Fill the cavities with 6 lb expanding pour foam during construction.
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-06-2020, 06:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,584
Posted By 9GT
Thanks Bob. I am trying to figure out if the...

Thanks Bob. I am trying to figure out if the switch grounds both inputs out at the same time. I got 3 wires to attach and one jumper to ground, but which lugs do the wires go to?
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