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Forum: RV General Discussion/News Yesterday, 06:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,743
Posted By rockwoodrv9
Exactly. I have a plenum so maybe it works better...

Exactly. I have a plenum so maybe it works better for me but I am happy with how it works. So, why did I order a 3'x5' heated sidewalk pad to strap to the bottom of the cowl!!

I will let you know...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News Yesterday, 06:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,743
Posted By rockwoodrv9
This is working well for me. With a foil faced...

This is working well for me. With a foil faced thermal blanket I went from 20 degrees outside to 90 degrees carb and 71 degrees oil after being plugged in overnight.
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 11-30-2021, 05:08 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,527
Posted By rockwoodrv9
I went up today and it was cold! Michigan in...

I went up today and it was cold! Michigan in winter s not a friendly place. I was glad I had my heater - even as limited as it is at least I have one. No such luck in an elect plane. It takes too...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-29-2021, 02:22 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,555
Posted By rockwoodrv9
Thanks. That makes me feel a bit better. I was...

Thanks. That makes me feel a bit better. I was using them to help me lien the engine.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-29-2021, 12:24 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,555
Posted By rockwoodrv9
I am learning from this thread. I have been going...

I am learning from this thread. I have been going over my flight data and seeing my oil temp is not going over 135 though my cylinder temps are in the 370-400 range and exhaust temps up to 1480 at...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-26-2021, 02:30 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,555
Posted By rockwoodrv9
Thanks for the info. Im glad the painters tape is...

Thanks for the info. Im glad the painters tape is working - it sure is easier to get off. I taped my ridder to the Vert stabilizer one time while parked and had quite a bit of tape gunk left behind....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-26-2021, 07:05 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,555
Posted By rockwoodrv9
I am surprised that the painters tape held up. Is...

I am surprised that the painters tape held up. Is there a reason you didnít use duct tape or another stronger tape? Any gunk left from the tape would be easily cleaned.

How are your exhaust temps?...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-23-2021, 08:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,597
Posted By rockwoodrv9
It is a whole lot easier to paint with the wings...

It is a whole lot easier to paint with the wings off. If that isnt a concern, go for it.

I must have had my wings off at least a dozen times and it was with extra ground down wing bolts that I had....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-22-2021, 07:38 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,555
Posted By rockwoodrv9
Anyone tried one of these? Heated concrete...

Anyone tried one of these? Heated concrete blanket?...
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-22-2021, 12:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,309
Posted By rockwoodrv9
I was emailing with Chad about a month ago and he...

I was emailing with Chad about a month ago and he was very prompt getting back to me. They have always been very helpful. He looks on the forum so this should get his attention!
Forum: RV-10 11-18-2021, 09:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,154
Posted By rockwoodrv9
Be careful with linseed oil. I started fires...

Be careful with linseed oil. I started fires twice by leaving a wadded up rag I used to wipe linseed oil with. It will catch fire if left wadded up.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-18-2021, 08:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 766
Posted By rockwoodrv9
And I thought I was bad at 9 years! If you have...

And I thought I was bad at 9 years! If you have half the fun I am having you are a lucky man! And I’m still working on my license!!
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-17-2021, 09:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,407
Posted By rockwoodrv9
One watch out is to be careful showing off the...

One watch out is to be careful showing off the spinner and make sure you have a good hold on it. It is possible to drop it and scuff up the tip if you are not careful!!!!

Call Craig or his daughter...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-17-2021, 07:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,407
Posted By rockwoodrv9
I love my Catto but the carbon fiber spinner is...

I love my Catto but the carbon fiber spinner is art!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-17-2021, 05:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,340
Posted By rockwoodrv9
You will have quite a bit of work once you get...

You will have quite a bit of work once you get the engine fitting the cowling and all the firewall forward electrical and sensors. But - these engines pickled from the factory can sit for a long time...
Forum: Tools 11-17-2021, 01:23 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,406
Posted By rockwoodrv9
I REALLY hope you set that picture up as a "photo...

I REALLY hope you set that picture up as a "photo shoot" of your tool cart.
Forum: Safety 11-17-2021, 11:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 752
Posted By rockwoodrv9
That is a very informative video. I never...

That is a very informative video. I never considered you could have a tail stall.
I have no intention of flying in anything close to icing weather but I will pay more attention getting on commuter...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-15-2021, 01:41 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,252
Posted By rockwoodrv9
Wow. that is small and 10 pounds lighter each. I...

Wow. that is small and 10 pounds lighter each. I would like to see 2 of those in the back of my 9A. Do you or anyone have pictures of 2 loaded in the baggage area?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-14-2021, 07:07 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,252
Posted By rockwoodrv9
Citizen Bike?

I just looked for a Brompton bike and this add came up. Since you could get 3-4 of them for the cost of a Brompton, it cant be nearly the same quality. I have believed most of the time you get what...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-13-2021, 09:59 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,252
Posted By rockwoodrv9
Shoot. It looked like a reasonable ride and...

Shoot. It looked like a reasonable ride and reasonable cost. Is it good for getting around the airport?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-13-2021, 08:59 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,252
Posted By rockwoodrv9
Jetson Bolt Pro Folding Electric Bike

These are at Costco. They are 40 pounds so you couldnít bring too many of them but may work. Has anyone tried one? Jetson Bolt Pro Folding Electric Bike
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-12-2021, 11:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,890
Posted By rockwoodrv9
If I remember correctly it was a pretty simple...

If I remember correctly it was a pretty simple process installing the PH flap motor. I may have some photos but the bracket was easily made and installed. Considering some of the other parts we had...
Forum: Job Board 11-11-2021, 07:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,089
Posted By rockwoodrv9
Iím waiting for a N number. For either the 9, 14,...

Iím waiting for a N number. For either the 9, 14, or 10 he says he owns.
Forum: Job Board 11-11-2021, 03:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,089
Posted By rockwoodrv9
What is the N number of the plane?

What is the N number of the plane?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-08-2021, 08:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,890
Posted By rockwoodrv9
I had the same question Michael had. Mine is...

I had the same question Michael had. Mine is working great but would go with the new one if needed. I appreciate the update.
Thanks
Forum: Interiors 11-07-2021, 07:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,271
Posted By rockwoodrv9
I decided that with my Classic Interiors seats...

I decided that with my Classic Interiors seats that I couldnt bring myself to step on leather seats every time I got in and out. I got the fake leather. To me it is hard to tell the difference than...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-07-2021, 07:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 428
Posted By rockwoodrv9
Martin, The FAA guy that gave me my repair...

Martin,
The FAA guy that gave me my repair certificate out of Detroit said he does inspections. I have his card at my hangar. He was great to work with on my repairman certificate. I will be back in...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 11-07-2021, 01:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,314
Posted By rockwoodrv9
Your plane looks very nice. Great paint design. ...

Your plane looks very nice. Great paint design. I uploaded a picture for you.

Sorry for the situation you are in and best of luck to you on the sale.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-06-2021, 08:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,487
Posted By rockwoodrv9
What is max size to fit A model wheel?

I would love to have bigger tires on my 9a both on the "A" and the mains. Without having to change the wheels, what size works?

On my 9A it looks like there is only about 3/4" - 1" between the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-05-2021, 05:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,135
Posted By rockwoodrv9
If your mag checked out ok, I have no idea. When...

If your mag checked out ok, I have no idea. When I started reading I was sure it was fouled plugs from running too rich. I just went through that. But yours checked out. I did learn that the plug...
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-05-2021, 05:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 371
Posted By rockwoodrv9
I mounted and took mine off several times. I just...

I mounted and took mine off several times. I just used the surface screws but I had notes, streamers, and tape banners reminding me the inside the wing bolts were not in. It is fun seeing things put...
Forum: Photography 11-04-2021, 08:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 345
Posted By rockwoodrv9
Good idea. I have a usb charger already in the...

Good idea. I have a usb charger already in the cabin - maybe add another to the wing. Thanks
Forum: Photography 11-04-2021, 05:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 345
Posted By rockwoodrv9
External Go Pro Camera Battery Pack Mount

I have a great mount for my gopro attaching it to my tie down. The problem is the batteries are crapola as far as lasting more than 30 min. If I mount the camera in the cockpit I can use an external...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 11-02-2021, 05:23 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 179
Posted By rockwoodrv9
I just bought that antenna and the GPS 20A to...

I just bought that antenna and the GPS 20A to update my system. They were reasonably easy to install but did require splicing into the can bus wiring. It appears to be working perfectly and now and...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-02-2021, 05:04 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 248
Posted By rockwoodrv9
Xbox or new computer for G3X Training in FS?

I was going to spend some time in the simulator to help learn my G3x system. I looked online and saw there is a G3X panel you can use in FS just like I have in my 9A and rather than pay the $50 hour...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-02-2021, 09:49 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 17,217
Posted By rockwoodrv9
That is almost the same price I am paying and I...

That is almost the same price I am paying and I am a student pilot learning in the plane I just finished. I would look around if I was you. Gallagher is the company I use and have always received...
Forum: RV-14 11-01-2021, 02:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,300
Posted By rockwoodrv9
I had fog in my cabin today too. That is a first...

I had fog in my cabin today too. That is a first for me. I opened the tip up canopy to taxi position and it cleared pretty fast. I may have to install a couple fans like in Bill's pictures. It is a...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 10-31-2021, 08:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 396
Posted By rockwoodrv9
I just installed my 35 yesterday with. GPS 20A to...

I just installed my 35 yesterday with. GPS 20A to make my ADSB actually work! They look like a nice antenna. Everything checked out on the transponder certification so Iím happy. Good price for your...
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-27-2021, 09:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,704
Posted By rockwoodrv9
Dan, is that leg fairing polished al or a wrap? I...

Dan, is that leg fairing polished al or a wrap? I think I will get mine all fit and then do a wrap. That looks great. This is a video of my first real solo

Check out all 3 legs in this video. It is...
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-27-2021, 07:30 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,704
Posted By rockwoodrv9
Im going to work on my intersection fairings this...

Im going to work on my intersection fairings this winter. I have some that I got from the company in South Africa - I cant remember the name. They dont fit great but I think I can cut and shape them...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-26-2021, 06:06 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,307
Posted By rockwoodrv9
This is very true. It is like a chainsaw hitting...

This is very true. It is like a chainsaw hitting your cowl.
For me, I would either use a hinge at the split or make the strips myself. I didnt like having to cut down the pieces to match the spacing...
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-26-2021, 08:32 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,101
Posted By rockwoodrv9
Get this book

This wiring book by Mark Ashman <CORRECTION: Ausman> was the best investment I made for wiring. Well worth the cost.

https://www.aircraftwiringguide.com/
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-26-2021, 07:53 AM
Replies: 1,998
Views: 623,232
Posted By rockwoodrv9
Im guessing that if ice is freezing the rope...

Im guessing that if ice is freezing the rope catch, there may be ice on your wings too. I think for wheel chocks anything that keeps them snug and as simple as you can get would be fine.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-25-2021, 07:24 PM
Replies: 1,998
Views: 623,232
Posted By rockwoodrv9
I have used these on boats too. They are really...

I have used these on boats too. They are really secure.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-25-2021, 06:26 PM
Replies: 1,998
Views: 623,232
Posted By rockwoodrv9
How about this Steve? A boat cleat. You mount one...

How about this Steve? A boat cleat. You mount one on back or figure out how to print it all together.
Forum: Painting your RV 10-24-2021, 06:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,589
Posted By rockwoodrv9
Looking at the dimensions it looks like it would...

Looking at the dimensions it looks like it would be very tight. There is probably a 12'x7' interior space at the most. Maybe if the wings were on a rotisserie and you sprayed them upright rather than...
Forum: Propellers 10-21-2021, 08:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,414
Posted By rockwoodrv9
I have a 3 blade Catto, James Cowl, camlock...

I have a 3 blade Catto, James Cowl, camlock "chainsaw" fasteners, and put mine on solo all the time. In fact I have never had anyone help me put it on. The air intake was was designed to make that...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-20-2021, 08:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,355
Posted By rockwoodrv9
Gene, I will have to fly on over and see what you...

Gene, I will have to fly on over and see what you have one of these days. I will be in an unheated hangar for the first time this year and looking for a way to keep things warm! I flew into Howell...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-18-2021, 07:22 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,322
Posted By rockwoodrv9
Direct Vent is the way to go

You really want to get a direct vent propane heater. You can get a heater and tank for probably $1000. Well worth it. Very easy to install and not too bad to run. I would get the 100lb tank - a...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-13-2021, 10:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 633
Posted By rockwoodrv9
I get a flap fault at times after raising them. I...

I get a flap fault at times after raising them. I looked at everything and havent figured out any cause. I have VPX so it is easy to clear and I have never had a problem resetting. It is an issue I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-11-2021, 07:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 905
Posted By rockwoodrv9
Agree with starting with low pressure and...

Agree with starting with low pressure and increasing as you get better. The best advice I could give would be to find someone who can watch you and you watch him. There must be a builder or EAA...
Forum: Autopilots 10-10-2021, 07:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 803
Posted By rockwoodrv9
I get a flap fault sometimes that Im not really...

I get a flap fault sometimes that Im not really sure why but not trim. My elevator trim tab display on the g3x is not accurate. On my walk around for pre flight I make sure it is even with the...
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-07-2021, 09:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 900
Posted By rockwoodrv9
Use AL circles to map out spacing

Hey Larry,
I went for style and even spacing from the joint line. I get a little pucker at the joint and wish I had gone as close as reasonably possible the the joint.

One thing I did was to get...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-06-2021, 02:47 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 10,992
Posted By rockwoodrv9
9A Sink Rate

Im trying to set up my Smart Glide and dont know what to enter for sink rate. Im in a FP 9A and have all my speeds but dont have a sink rate. I can calibrate it on next flight but wanted to put a...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 10-04-2021, 12:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,407
Posted By rockwoodrv9
Thanks Ben. I enjoyed reading about your trip. No...

Thanks Ben. I enjoyed reading about your trip. No matter what, it is always an adventure. Mountain flying is interesting for sure. I got to go as a tag along to the Mcall Mountain Canyon Flying...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-04-2021, 08:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,465
Posted By rockwoodrv9
Sean, Tell your friend John he is going to have a...

Sean,
Tell your friend John he is going to have a great time with his plane. I have about 15 hours in mine so far after phase 1 and having a blast. It is so much more fun that the 172 I was flying.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-03-2021, 09:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,268
Posted By rockwoodrv9
I may give that a try. I have just been using a...

I may give that a try. I have just been using a little bucket and taking them out all the way each time. At one time I used O rings to hold them on. I really didnt like the pain the ring worked and...
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-03-2021, 09:04 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 8,118
Posted By rockwoodrv9
Just wondering - would this also provide a heat...

Just wondering - would this also provide a heat or maybe even flame shield to the bottom of the firewall and floor?
Forum: RV-9/9A 10-02-2021, 02:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,601
Posted By rockwoodrv9
Steve, you have my exact engine and prop combo....

Steve, you have my exact engine and prop combo. Thanks for the info. I understand every plane is different but it is nice seeing what others do. Hope you guys have a good winter up there!
Forum: RV-9/9A 10-02-2021, 12:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,601
Posted By rockwoodrv9
Slow Flight

I am working to finish my license in my plane and had a great flight today. I am still pretty much all over the place in steep turns and S turns, but getting the pattern, landings, and slow flight...
Forum: Fiberglass 09-28-2021, 05:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 679
Posted By rockwoodrv9
One thing I did working on my cowl was to cut a...

One thing I did working on my cowl was to cut a piece of plywood about 8"x24" and bolted it onto the prop spacer where the prop was going to be. I recessed it about 1/2" so it gave me a clearance...
Forum: RV-10 09-28-2021, 11:27 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,449
Posted By rockwoodrv9
That is the modification I was thinking and...

That is the modification I was thinking and lowering the angle of the handle. I will wait to hear back from Mr MacCool after he has a few more times to see if he can make it work before ordering.
Forum: RV-10 09-27-2021, 08:32 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,449
Posted By rockwoodrv9
Trailer Dolly

If you dont mind a bit of work, this may be a good option. With the 2" ball already included it may be as easy as getting a tow bar that that connects to a hitch. It is quite a bit less expensive. I...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-27-2021, 12:31 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 18,826
Posted By rockwoodrv9
I have the PHAviation flap motor. It has been...

I have the PHAviation flap motor. It has been great. Consider changing to it. It is not drop in but easily installed.
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