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Forum: Fiberglass 09-02-2020, 08:44 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,723
Posted By IowaRV9Dreamer
Well, I'm in trouble then! I hope not! But...

Well, I'm in trouble then!


I hope not! But never getting it done will cost me over 100!


WOW - that looks fantastic! Book ordered! Thanks so much! I had bought an old video but it didn't help...
Forum: Fiberglass 09-01-2020, 08:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,723
Posted By IowaRV9Dreamer
Thanks to all, great suggestions. I want to...

Thanks to all, great suggestions. I want to make the snout removable for several reasons:
1 - I have an idea I might be able to make a better / less leaky connection between thee snout and the...
Forum: Fiberglass 09-01-2020, 06:30 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,723
Posted By IowaRV9Dreamer
Randall - will that work? Or will the soft foam...

Randall - will that work? Or will the soft foam inside the fiberglass still squish? Maybe I could use soft rivets? I like the idea though... scraping out and filling in holes for all those...
Forum: Fiberglass 08-31-2020, 01:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,723
Posted By IowaRV9Dreamer
Thanks Ralph - do you think the cowl would hold a...

Thanks Ralph - do you think the cowl would hold a nutplate in that area? Or would you recommend a layup on the back side. It seems very thick / stiff there....
Forum: Fiberglass 08-31-2020, 08:07 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,723
Posted By IowaRV9Dreamer
what is this honeycomb transition area?

This is a picture from inside my pepto pink cowl, with a bright LED light outside. It is looking through the bottom of the cowl, where the air scoop merges into flat cowl bottom.

On the left of...
Forum: Fiberglass 08-08-2020, 07:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,266
Posted By IowaRV9Dreamer
Thanks Dan - I thought about changing up the FAB,...

Thanks Dan - I thought about changing up the FAB, but I was worried about the "wet dog shake" causing the side of the servo to hit the side of the cowl as shown in my picture. Its almost zero...
Forum: Fiberglass 08-07-2020, 09:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,266
Posted By IowaRV9Dreamer
a bit more explanation

Thanks for the helpful replies, especially Ralph's detailed tome which I will study.

My situation is RV-9A, with an O-320 engine (vertical induction) and O-320 cowl. I decided to go to a RSA-type...
Forum: Fiberglass 08-07-2020, 08:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,266
Posted By IowaRV9Dreamer
Looking for pics or build logs with removable scoop

Iím going to have to install the 360 scoop on my 320 pink cowl. Iíve searched but have been unable to find any pictures of the process or finished result. If anyone has any, can they post them...
Forum: RV-9/9A 08-02-2020, 09:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,681
Posted By IowaRV9Dreamer
Looking for advice on installing FAB-6-SCOOP-360

Reviving my old thread because today is the day I found out that my O-320 cowl will not work with my O-320-E2A sump, the Vans FAB, and my fuel injection servo.


There are two problems. The first...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-08-2019, 09:40 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 8,717
Posted By IowaRV9Dreamer
I?m confused how the crankshaft pipe plug could...

I?m confused how the crankshaft pipe plug could be the problem. In a fixed pitch plane, that plug is removed which opens the front chamber of the crank to the crankcase
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-21-2019, 08:58 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 18,215
Posted By IowaRV9Dreamer
what does pivot/shift mean?

From the SL page 2:

I'm having trouble visualizing what exactly this means - can anyone explain it?
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-10-2019, 11:20 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 19,287
Posted By IowaRV9Dreamer
should I even have "joggles"?

I'm finally trying to fit my RV-9A cowl using the excellent techniques in this thread, but have a noob question. There are much talk of "joggles" which I take to mean a flange on the inside of the...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-28-2019, 05:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,874
Posted By IowaRV9Dreamer
I've often wondered EXACTLY what this statement...

I've often wondered EXACTLY what this statement means.

The engine doesn't magically change its part number. It is still associated by that number to a TCDS.

Why couldn't the "experimental"...
Forum: Safety 11-18-2018, 08:26 AM
Replies: 171
Views: 24,086
Posted By IowaRV9Dreamer
Do you think this will impact all aircraft types,...

Do you think this will impact all aircraft types, or just homebuilts? For the past many years, I usually fly in for a day and park at VAP, which I don't think ever saturates.

If I only have a 1 of...
Forum: Fiberglass 08-21-2018, 11:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 8,582
Posted By IowaRV9Dreamer
LOL Sorry Dan. This is a great example of why...

LOL Sorry Dan. This is a great example of why I'm a better engineer than writer. I was referring to the inaccuracy of my understanding of fluid dynamics, not any inaccuracy in your drawings or...
Forum: Fiberglass 08-21-2018, 07:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 8,582
Posted By IowaRV9Dreamer
Thanks Dan. I was trying to lay out the screw...

Thanks Dan. I was trying to lay out the screw pattern on the inner side of the inlets and noticed the difference. Your pics really help, they way you draw them is very intuitive. Its probably not...
Forum: Fiberglass 08-20-2018, 09:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 8,582
Posted By IowaRV9Dreamer
Thanks to all of you for your help. It is funny...

Thanks to all of you for your help. It is funny how I get stuck so badly on simple things.

After a small amount of trimming of the bottom cowl at the outboard corners, and about 3 hours of sanding...
Forum: Fiberglass 08-14-2018, 05:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 8,582
Posted By IowaRV9Dreamer
about to make first cowling cut - seems extreme?

I'm finally going to start work on this cowl from 2010. The first step is apparently to get the front and back to mate and form a 13" circle. The manual provides some high level guidance -...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-23-2018, 11:54 AM
Replies: 253
Views: 48,677
Posted By IowaRV9Dreamer
https://global.adsbexchange.com/VirtualRadar/deskt...

https://global.adsbexchange.com/VirtualRadar/desktop.html

But remember, if you are following the NOTAM, only ADS-B equpped aircraft should have their transponders on... so this map is missing a lot...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-23-2018, 09:22 AM
Replies: 253
Views: 48,677
Posted By IowaRV9Dreamer
Parking is full already??

The EAA parking status page says:
The General Aviation Parking Area is now closed to all aircraft types.

But there are still tons of aircraft inbound... hard to believe they are all going to...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-16-2018, 09:38 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,208
Posted By IowaRV9Dreamer
Cowl plans revision - did the cowls change?

I have a pink cowl shipped in 2010. I recently got a updated version of the preview plans on USB.

I notice that R2 of DWG 45 (in 2008) deleted Section A-A, and the trimming notes, shown in red...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-10-2018, 05:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,961
Posted By IowaRV9Dreamer
Thank you so much! I was planning on doing the...

Thank you so much! I was planning on doing the fasteners on both the firewall and cowl split. I got distracted from my project for way too long and sometimes get stuck on the simplest...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-10-2018, 11:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,961
Posted By IowaRV9Dreamer
Build log showing detailed cowl fitting with quarter turn fasteners

I'm trying to restart my project that has been dormant for 6+ years. I need to start fitting the cowl. I'm pretty bad with fiberglass and would really benefit from seeing how this is done. All...
Forum: Visual Flight Rules 09-23-2017, 08:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,359
Posted By IowaRV9Dreamer
An inoperative VOR should be NOTAM'd out. You...

An inoperative VOR should be NOTAM'd out. You can check NOTAMs many ways before flight. The Foreflight briefing has an enroute navaid section which should show it. If you are old school, you can...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-17-2017, 10:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,593
Posted By IowaRV9Dreamer
Ask ACK for a static suppressor. It goes behind...

Ask ACK for a static suppressor. It goes behind the antenna. They game me one for free for my Beech.....I think there is a problem with sensitivity to static electricity. It took just a minute to...
Forum: Propellers 08-21-2017, 10:54 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,719
Posted By IowaRV9Dreamer
Can anyone post their 9A experience with the...

Can anyone post their 9A experience with the Sensenich ground adjustable composite prop?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-05-2017, 08:08 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,757
Posted By IowaRV9Dreamer
FYI - there is a 20% discount for pilots on the...

FYI - there is a 20% discount for pilots on the Sensorcon models. I just received mine (same unit as shown in post 2) for $95 shipped. There is a thread on BT that lists the discount code, and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-01-2016, 10:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,027
Posted By IowaRV9Dreamer
how to start cowl fitting?

I'm looking for advice here. I want to start fitting my 9A cowl. I am going to use milspec fasteners.

My plan is to hang the core engine (case, crank only) so I can position the cowl correctly. ...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-26-2016, 07:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,015
Posted By IowaRV9Dreamer
Thanks to Jesse my crank and case are test fit...

Thanks to Jesse my crank and case are test fit together. It came out good enough so I can go hang it for cowl...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-16-2016, 10:15 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,873
Posted By IowaRV9Dreamer
It's very simple to explain characteristic...

It's very simple to explain characteristic impedance and VSWR (or S11)... you just need to use a smith chart - which is the most awesome tool, ever...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-14-2016, 11:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,015
Posted By IowaRV9Dreamer
Thanks Jesse! PM on the way and I'll pay...

Thanks Jesse! PM on the way and I'll pay shipping!
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-14-2016, 09:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,015
Posted By IowaRV9Dreamer
Thanks guys - I wish there was an engine shop...

Thanks guys - I wish there was an engine shop around here to get the old bearings. Since my crank is 0.003 under, I would love to have used full size bearings to increase clearance. My plan is to...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-13-2016, 07:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,477
Posted By IowaRV9Dreamer
Thanks Mahlon, I understand now. To get any of...

Thanks Mahlon, I understand now. To get any of the 6 studs out would require them to be unthreaded from the case. A job best left to Divco. Thanks!
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-13-2016, 03:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,015
Posted By IowaRV9Dreamer
Main Bearing Part Number??

I want to assemble my engine core so I can work on the cowl. My plan was to use the old/trash bearings to hold up the overhauled crankshaft. The nose bearings seem OK but the middle and rear...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-13-2016, 03:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,477
Posted By IowaRV9Dreamer
Mahlon (and all) thanks SO much for the...

Mahlon (and all) thanks SO much for the help!

The rear studs certainly look screwed in to the right case half. This is what it looks like from the...
Forum: Acts of Charity (using your RV) 09-12-2016, 08:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 8,472
Posted By IowaRV9Dreamer
I love PNP: http://www.pilotsnpaws.org/ What...

I love PNP: http://www.pilotsnpaws.org/

What did you do to the RV for canine comfort / safety? Big bog bed in the baggage area? Did you attach a leash / harness to anything?

Great pics!
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-11-2016, 11:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,477
Posted By IowaRV9Dreamer
need help understanding case through bolts

This is a picture of the case of my O-320-E2A. It was originally carb'd 150 HP and I want to build it for 160 HP with fuel injection. I plan to send the case to Divco - and was thinking of having...
Forum: Southeast 08-16-2016, 06:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,056
Posted By IowaRV9Dreamer
RV life in Raleigh / Durham / Chapel Hill?

Do any locals have the lowdown on RV / flying in the Research Technology Park area? Where to base a plane, what hangars cost, are they available, etc? Can I fly all year with weather, etc? Thanks...
Forum: RV-6/6A 08-07-2016, 06:09 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,311
Posted By IowaRV9Dreamer
http://www.vansairforce.net/articles/ImagesInForum...

http://www.vansairforce.net/articles/ImagesInForums/images.htm
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-07-2016, 03:40 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 28,119
Posted By IowaRV9Dreamer
I can't wait to install that! I like that it is...

I can't wait to install that! I like that it is Mk. III - much classier than v3.0!
Forum: RV-10 07-30-2016, 07:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,432
Posted By IowaRV9Dreamer
I bet it depends a lot on the installation. The...

I bet it depends a lot on the installation. The POH for my 200 HP IO-360 Beech Super has the pump on for start, and "as needed" the rest of the time. Of course the cowling is the exact opposite of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-21-2016, 03:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,957
Posted By IowaRV9Dreamer
This happened in my Beech. It was an exhaust...

This happened in my Beech. It was an exhaust leak - the hot gasses were heating up the cylinder. Worth a quick check.
Forum: Electrical Systems 07-21-2016, 02:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,591
Posted By IowaRV9Dreamer
I just wanted to close out the thread. Following...

I just wanted to close out the thread.

Following the advice above I think I have successfully restored Vlad's old PC680. This was the procedure I used:

1) Connect a voltmeter and auto headlight...
Forum: RV-9/9A 07-19-2016, 04:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,335
Posted By IowaRV9Dreamer
Loctite 567 - use it on tapered threads only -...

Loctite 567 - use it on tapered threads only - not on the flare side of the fittings.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-18-2016, 01:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,268
Posted By IowaRV9Dreamer
Where can I buy this antenna?

Where can I buy this antenna?
Forum: COMM 07-15-2016, 11:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,528
Posted By IowaRV9Dreamer
are nutplates worth it for antennae?

I'm ready to attach antennae to the fuselage. GPS on top, COMs & others on bottom.

I was wondering if it is worth it to use nutplates for the bottom mounted COM antennae? I don't want to go...
Forum: My RV Build Project 07-13-2016, 09:43 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 12,466
Posted By IowaRV9Dreamer
Congrats! I remember the excitement of starting!...

Congrats! I remember the excitement of starting! Building is SO much fun I know you'll have a great time.

BTW - I love your country - I wish I could go back, especially in the highlands.
Forum: Electrical Systems 07-10-2016, 05:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,591
Posted By IowaRV9Dreamer
I've been trying that procedure, but I don't have...

I've been trying that procedure, but I don't have the "Ultimzer" charger. I'll go a few more cycles and see if there is an improvement. Thanks for helping!
Forum: Electrical Systems 07-10-2016, 10:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,591
Posted By IowaRV9Dreamer
has anyone restored a PC680 battery?

I have Vlad's old (2 years?) battery that I am using for testing in my 9A project.

It appears to have very low capacity. It ran my plane for like 15 minutes.

I brought it home, charged it up,...
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-03-2016, 12:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,437
Posted By IowaRV9Dreamer
It was either the 26' (see link below) truck. I...

It was either the 26' (see link below) truck. I only wanted the 22' but there were none available. The width is the key dimension and it is the same. It is a diesel truck, so prepare for about...
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-02-2016, 05:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,437
Posted By IowaRV9Dreamer
I moved my 9A from CID to ABQ. Easy. Get the...

I moved my 9A from CID to ABQ. Easy. Get the proper Penske truck (the rear door is just barely wide enough to squish the main gear thru), build a pair of long wooden ramps. Put the wings in a...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-02-2016, 07:08 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 12,091
Posted By IowaRV9Dreamer
Wow Pete looks awesome. Did they hone the bore? ...

Wow Pete looks awesome. Did they hone the bore? Do you have to use mineral oil again?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-01-2016, 08:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,025
Posted By IowaRV9Dreamer
My drawing C4 shows AN970 washers for the metal...

My drawing C4 shows AN970 washers for the metal prop. No note about trimming them that I can see. They look round in the drawing. The drawing says it applies to "ALL RV's"
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-26-2016, 09:36 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 36,303
Posted By IowaRV9Dreamer
where has the job aid gone?

I was looking at this old thread and wanted to find the FAA Job Aid which is apparently a PDF that creates operation limits.

It is no longer at the links in the thread, and I've been bumbling about...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-25-2016, 04:31 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 28,119
Posted By IowaRV9Dreamer
I have a 9A and might want one of those. What...

I have a 9A and might want one of those. What does the magnetic reed switch do?
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-25-2016, 08:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,292
Posted By IowaRV9Dreamer
Allan - can you post a link or part number? ...

Allan - can you post a link or part number? Thanks!
Forum: RV-10 04-18-2016, 04:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,467
Posted By IowaRV9Dreamer
+1 for Carl's suggestion. Those guys are great.

+1 for Carl's suggestion. Those guys are great.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-16-2016, 10:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,159
Posted By IowaRV9Dreamer
how to best protect fuel lines

I'm working on the aluminum lines between the fuel pumps, Andair fuel selector, AFP filter and AFP boost pump. To say that it is "tight" in that area is a bit of an understatement.

The body of the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-13-2016, 07:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,029
Posted By IowaRV9Dreamer
I was reading the Lycoming SI and for the...

I was reading the Lycoming SI and for the "normal" RV engine (not dry sump, external oil tank, or turbocharged) it pretty much seems to say take the plugs out and crank the engine without...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-02-2016, 06:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,927
Posted By IowaRV9Dreamer
Question dimensions for torque plates

Does anyone have a drawing or CAD file of the Lycoming Torque Plate, or anything equivalent? I think the Lycoming part is ST-222.

If you have one, how about putting it on a scanner with a metal...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-19-2016, 07:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 7,521
Posted By IowaRV9Dreamer
On my Beech's last annual, I found one of the...

On my Beech's last annual, I found one of the plugs had a large section of the ceramic insulator missing. The A&P said that was typical of what happens when a dropped plug is re-installed.

We...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-16-2016, 10:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,006
Posted By IowaRV9Dreamer
I like it too. My setup in the Mouse has a high...

I like it too. My setup in the Mouse has a high pressure hose between the tank and the regulator (SkyOx).

My thought was to maybe mount the tank back in the tailcone and run the hose forward and...
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