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Forum: RV General Discussion/News Yesterday, 06:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,294
Posted By 9GT
What alternator are you using Ed?

What alternator are you using Ed?
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-25-2022, 08:42 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,362
Posted By 9GT
I have a fellow hanger buddy who sold his beloved...

I have a fellow hanger buddy who sold his beloved Bonanza and is now the proud owner of a new to him RV-9A. He is an old time retired AP/IA. He reminds me that his motto is, ďIf you can touch it,...
Forum: RV-9/9A 11-16-2022, 11:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 870
Posted By 9GT
I extended outboard a bay. Not an EZ process,...

I extended outboard a bay. Not an EZ process, especially for tanks already built like mine were. Somewhere in the bowels of this forum, I detailed the process along with photos,,,maybe 3 or so years...
Forum: RV-9/9A 11-15-2022, 11:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 870
Posted By 9GT
Well, in all probability they are the standard 18...

Well, in all probability they are the standard 18 gallon tanks. That being said, I modified mine to 21 gallon tanks.
Forum: Alternative Engines 11-15-2022, 11:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,828
Posted By 9GT
I had a Renesis engine built by Bruce Turrentine...

I had a Renesis engine built by Bruce Turrentine may years ago to put in my Cozy MKIV. Shortly there after, Real World Solutions closed up shop and no more support for their PSRUís or engine...
Forum: GPS 11-08-2022, 07:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,115
Posted By 9GT
Could it be that metallic paints would interfere...

Could it be that metallic paints would interfere with reception?
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-08-2022, 07:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,149
Posted By 9GT
I have found that dealing with a lot of suppliers...

I have found that dealing with a lot of suppliers that tend to be a little lower in price offers sub-par customer service. Learned in my teens that you can be ďpenny wise but dollar foolishĒ.
Forum: Painting your RV 11-07-2022, 07:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 753
Posted By 9GT
Harbor Freight also now carries a version of the...

Harbor Freight also now carries a version of the DeKUPS system. I have the DeKUPS system so I have no PIREP on it but would love to have someone give us one if they have used theirs. A big plus...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-30-2022, 08:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 375
Posted By 9GT
Careful here using automotive engine rebuilding...

Careful here using automotive engine rebuilding stands for a rotisserie. They are usually built with a backwards tilt. Instead of a 90* angle from level, they are manufactured about 95* to...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-02-2022, 08:18 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,737
Posted By 9GT
I also only use the SS torx fasteners for non...

I also only use the SS torx fasteners for non structural fastening, such as inspection panels, fairings, and the baggage bulkhead cover. They go into a cup as I remove them, then give them a quick...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-01-2022, 08:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,273
Posted By 9GT
Spend the extra money for a Bogart tow bar. I...

Spend the extra money for a Bogart tow bar. I had one for my -10 and loved how light it was. When it came time for buying one for my -9A, it was during the peak of the lock down and unavailable. I...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-29-2022, 09:08 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,737
Posted By 9GT
I love the Torx head screws. Never stripped a...

I love the Torx head screws. Never stripped a single one. Donít forget you need the 100* models screws,,,not the 82*. I get mine here:
https://www.microfasteners.com/home.php?cat=589
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-28-2022, 08:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,368
Posted By 9GT
I guess coverage is based on how itís applied. ...

I guess coverage is based on how itís applied. The HF stuff has a really nice high pressure spray pattern that is noticeably different from the other brands I have used.
Forum: RV-10 09-28-2022, 08:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 831
Posted By 9GT
I would go ahead and replace the used isolator...

I would go ahead and replace the used isolator mounts with new ones.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-27-2022, 07:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,368
Posted By 9GT
I have been using this self etching primer from...

I have been using this self etching primer from HF and very happy with the quality. Interior only and not top coating with paint.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-25-2022, 09:23 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,596
Posted By 9GT
Snake oil.

Snake oil.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-20-2022, 03:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,000
Posted By 9GT
Mine had one hour of documented run time and came...

Mine had one hour of documented run time and came with all the run time data.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-18-2022, 01:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 533
Posted By 9GT
I ordered mine off Amazon and had two day free...

I ordered mine off Amazon and had two day free delivery.
Forum: Painting your RV 09-16-2022, 10:18 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,538
Posted By 9GT
Thanks for that tip Bandera. Iíll definitely...

Thanks for that tip Bandera. Iíll definitely cover the floor with sacrificial paper before I paint. I have about $500 in materials. All screwed together so easily taken down to salvage the wood. ...
Forum: Painting your RV 09-16-2022, 10:07 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,538
Posted By 9GT
Itís a string reinforced clear visqueen that is...

Itís a string reinforced clear visqueen that is used at construction sites. I found mine on CL.
Forum: Painting your RV 09-16-2022, 08:04 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,538
Posted By 9GT
My paint booth. As a bonus, I have a vented...

My paint booth. As a bonus, I have a vented propane furnace inside for working in the winter, along with a cooling fan for the summer. When itís time to paint, filters installed in the ceiling and...
Forum: Reviews 09-12-2022, 04:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,134
Posted By 9GT
TSFlightlines

Just a note of how well TSFlightlines conducts business. As can be seen in the first photo, the standard 90* AN fitting placed the fuel hose on top of the safety wire where it was barely touching...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-11-2022, 03:26 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 9,177
Posted By 9GT
I have the IO-320 with the angled oil filter...

I have the IO-320 with the angled oil filter adapter. Used the C10 filter housing that has a vent plug tapped on the top of the hex and an O ring AN plug. The filter element is FE-15. I donít have...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-06-2022, 09:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,260
Posted By 9GT
Home refi or home equity loan.

Home refi or home equity loan.
Forum: RV-9/9A 08-27-2022, 04:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 10,459
Posted By 9GT
No I did not, but they do monitor the forum...

No I did not, but they do monitor the forum regularly and I believe they are aware.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-23-2022, 01:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 484
Posted By 9GT
Amazon carries it.

Amazon carries it.
Forum: Oregon 08-19-2022, 09:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 828
Posted By 9GT
A large roll back flatbed wrecker works perfectly...

A large roll back flatbed wrecker works perfectly for the move. Widths differ on these roll backs so make sure the company you use has one wide enough. I made prior arrangements for a specific roll...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-15-2022, 08:01 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 21,908
Posted By 9GT
My filter kit arrived from USAOILFILTERS about 10...

My filter kit arrived from USAOILFILTERS about 10 days after an online order. This is a very nicely made unit and I am glad I made the switch.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-26-2022, 10:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 852
Posted By 9GT
I would not fly with those tires. Those look...

I would not fly with those tires. Those look exactly like the tires on my yet to fly -9A that have cracked and deteriorated from age . They will be replaced with new tires closer to first flight. ...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-21-2022, 09:25 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 21,908
Posted By 9GT
Thank you Ron!

Thank you Ron!
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-20-2022, 10:11 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 21,908
Posted By 9GT
I can not find an S10 housing on the USA Oil...

I can not find an S10 housing on the USA Oil Filters website, only a C10 that looks like what is in your photos. Is the housing C10 what you are using? Also, if you care to share, which filter...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-09-2022, 09:21 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 8,345
Posted By 9GT
My FT-60 Mounting

I tried a couple different mounting locations that others have used for my not yet flying RV-9A. I was not really happy with them. The last one I tried was under the engine near the fuel servo. I...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-01-2022, 08:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 847
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, 02:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,225
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: RV-10 06-14-2022, 07:39 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,854
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, 06:23 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,547
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, 07:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 690
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, 11:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,348
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, 08:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,348
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, 08:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 710
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, 08:16 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,507
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, 10:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,048
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, 12:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,436
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, 06:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,436
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, 07:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,561
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, 07:14 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,552
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, 08:09 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,960
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, 04:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,802
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, 06:46 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,586
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, 08:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,140
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, 08:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,579
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, 07:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,427
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, 06:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 776
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, 02:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,378
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, 11:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,086
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, 02:05 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 16,170
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, 07:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,618
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, 05:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,339
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, 11:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,691
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, 10:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,331
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, 08:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 905
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, 07:58 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,101
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, 07:24 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,101
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, 03:17 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 22,636
Posted By 9GT
Sure, $1257.00 per power assembly. Free shipping.

Sure, $1257.00 per power assembly. Free shipping.
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