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by sibriggs
Sun Apr 07, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: Flight Tales
Topic: Planning a 2019 US tour. Anyone up for a visitor?
Replies: 16
Views: 9570

Re: Planning a 2019 US tour. Anyone up for a visitor?

Hey CJ, if you've never been to NH we've always got an extra room for you. :-)

Steve
by sibriggs
Mon Jan 07, 2019 10:03 am
Forum: Workshop & Tools
Topic: Drilling stainless firewall *HELP*
Replies: 3
Views: 5290

Re: Drilling stainless firewall *HELP*

Slow the speed down. Drill at a very slow RPM. Too fast and it won't cut.
by sibriggs
Sun Mar 25, 2018 1:45 pm
Forum: RV 9/9A
Topic: Quick build kits
Replies: 6
Views: 5036

Re: Quick build kits

Other than wing tank leaks, my biggest fear was the wings wouldn't match up and connect the way they should. Well no worries, CJ and his crew came up to KCON one day and helped me install them. All the connections and fittings matched up fine. Back when I got the wings I installed the gauge senders ...
by sibriggs
Thu Mar 22, 2018 11:21 pm
Forum: RV 9/9A
Topic: Quick build kits
Replies: 6
Views: 5036

Re: Quick build kits

I've got 100 hours on my Quick Build 9. The Quick build quality was excellent, no fuel tank problems. The idea of Quick Build leaves one with the impression that it's mostly done. Not so, you have plenty of areas to screw up if you're not meticulous. For example the canopy is very demanding. To me, ...
by sibriggs
Fri Dec 29, 2017 12:06 pm
Forum: The Hangar
Topic: Hello I'm new
Replies: 17
Views: 7791

Re: Hello I'm new

Can a armature builder build 100 percent without paperwork and not be restrictive?

On this part of the question, any builder (A&P or not) needs to keep paperwork and show it to he FAA if they expect to get an airworthiness certificate and be able to fly the plane when it's completed.

Steve
by sibriggs
Fri Dec 29, 2017 11:55 am
Forum: The Hangar
Topic: Hello I'm new
Replies: 17
Views: 7791

Re: Hello I'm new

A&P or no A&P, the only time that makes any difference to the FAA is when doing a condition inspection. A&P can inspect a plan he/she didn't build, otherwise only the builder who got the certificate can inspect.

So whether the builder is an A&P or not the 51% still applies.

Steve
by sibriggs
Mon Jul 17, 2017 7:01 pm
Forum: The Hangar
Topic: Black Otter 2017
Replies: 29
Views: 13409

Re: Black Otter 2017

Now that I've almost got a flying RV, I certainly want to join the festivities. My wife, Evelyn and I will be looking forward to joining you. I'll have a car, so if anyone needs a ride I'll have probably room for two or three.

Steve
by sibriggs
Tue Jun 06, 2017 9:48 pm
Forum: The Hangar
Topic: OMG! Fuel hose alert
Replies: 4
Views: 3982

Re: OMG! Fuel hose alert

How long is the fuel hose, if you need a new one I've got an extra that I replaced on my new engine because I needed a longer one. The extra fuel hose I have is 32".

Steve
by sibriggs
Sat May 27, 2017 5:19 pm
Forum: RV 7/7A
Topic: Tips on trimming the forward end of the cowl?
Replies: 5
Views: 4069

Re: Tips on trimming the forward end of the cowl?

Looking good Dave, ready to put those Skybolt Fasteners on.

Steve
by sibriggs
Sat Apr 08, 2017 6:47 pm
Forum: RV 7/7A
Topic: Quick build order
Replies: 5
Views: 3819

Re: Quick build order

Also, is the canopy done? When the engine comes, do complete installation, then mount avionics boxes and run wires, plumb engine hoses, wire engine, lots to do still.

Stay at it you'll get there before you expect to and be flying.

Steve who hits pauses also.
by sibriggs
Sat Apr 08, 2017 6:43 pm
Forum: RV 7/7A
Topic: Quick build order
Replies: 5
Views: 3819

Re: Quick build order

Do as many small tasks as you can, that haven't been done. Seat belt brackets, mounting the ELT, some firewall fixtures based on plan, are the wheels brakes, wheel pants done? Finish the wing tips, lights installed etc.

Been there similar thinking , had to keep plugging along.

Steve
by sibriggs
Tue Mar 21, 2017 2:54 pm
Forum: Avionics (GPS/NAV/COMM)
Topic: RV9 Panel
Replies: 3
Views: 3196

Re: RV9 Panel

The hardest part of the panel design was planning the behind the panel placement of all the G3X boxes from Garmin. I looked at a all the posts from others and relied on quite a few years of my own flight experience to determine what I wanted and where to place displays and switches on the panel. Als...
by sibriggs
Mon Mar 20, 2017 9:08 pm
Forum: Avionics (GPS/NAV/COMM)
Topic: RV9 Panel
Replies: 3
Views: 3196

RV9 Panel

Finally got my lights (avionics screens) turned on. Pic attached, Engine is in wired and plumbed ready to run, Just finishing up the avionics install. Wings are done and stored in the hangar, elevator, rudder and control surfaces are stored in various hiding places throughout house. Canopy and rear ...
by sibriggs
Sat Mar 18, 2017 11:17 am
Forum: The Hangar
Topic: The day I met the Spy.....
Replies: 5
Views: 4062

Re: The day I met the Spy.....

Great story, welcome aboard, which RV are you going to build?
by sibriggs
Mon Feb 27, 2017 10:07 pm
Forum: Flight Tales
Topic: RIP Co-Pilot Wyatt
Replies: 43
Views: 20949

Re: RIP Co-Pilot Wyatt

I'll put it on my calendar. RV may be flying, I hope. Just finished up the G3X, G5, and GTN625 coupled to the VP-X. All the wires, switches and lights are working as as advertised. CHT's and EGTs show temps with a heat gun test. Engine is wired and ready to run once it gets to the airport. Next step...
by sibriggs
Sun Feb 26, 2017 9:59 pm
Forum: Flight Tales
Topic: RIP Co-Pilot Wyatt
Replies: 43
Views: 20949

Re: RIP Co-Pilot Wyatt

What a neat idea and video to show it. Good job, I wish I had thought of that years ago. The video reminded of the time I spread my dad's ashes over Mt. Washington in a 172. I slowed the airspeed, opened the window and shook the ashes out. What I didn't think of at the time... was the bone fragments...
by sibriggs
Tue Sep 13, 2016 5:33 pm
Forum: O-320 / O-360 / O-540
Topic: Andair....
Replies: 19
Views: 13898

Dry tank warning..

Has anyone got experience with the Warning from AIrflow Perfromance I copied to post below? Steve Warning: Airflow Performance and Bendix/Precision fuel injection systems are non-returning systems. In the event that a tank is run dry in flight, an air lock will be formed on the out let of the pumps....
by sibriggs
Sun Jul 17, 2016 3:56 pm
Forum: Fly-in Planning
Topic: Otter 2016
Replies: 41
Views: 22399

Re: Otter 2016

Will do, thanks CJ!
by sibriggs
Fri Jul 15, 2016 10:48 pm
Forum: Fly-in Planning
Topic: Otter 2016
Replies: 41
Views: 22399

Re: Otter 2016

I don't know where the SOS brothers tent is. The time to meet is fine but I'll need some directions to find the meeting spot.

Steve (room for three)
by sibriggs
Thu Jul 07, 2016 9:53 pm
Forum: Fly-in Planning
Topic: Otter 2016
Replies: 41
Views: 22399

Re: Otter 2016

I'll have a car and can probaly take 3 as well.

Steve