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ChiefPilot 09-09-2013 11:54 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Sig600 (Post 805702)
I didn't mean pull it off and sell it, but make them!

A write up would be much appreciated!

Hmmm, I knew what you meant....and pulling that particular latch off and selling just it is even less likely than me manufacturing and selling copies :-)

ChiefPilot 01-02-2014 06:24 PM

For those who might be interested, I wrote a post on how I did the oil door hinge and latch. It can be found right here on VAF.

Thanks!

AlexPeterson 01-02-2014 08:18 PM

Brad, I somehow missed this thread the first time through. Wow, beautiful plane!

ChiefPilot 01-05-2014 06:20 PM

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Originally Posted by AlexPeterson (Post 840061)
Brad, I somehow missed this thread the first time through. Wow, beautiful plane!

Thanks Alex! And as I said in the original post, thanks for your help getting the canopy frame fixed up!

laz 01-25-2014 05:22 PM

Wing tip lighting
 
What a beautiful job. I am very interested in your wing tip lighting. I would like to use my standard wing tips on my RV8. I have the old style and. Do the landing lights provide adequate light ?

Any input would be appreciated.

ChiefPilot 01-25-2014 06:47 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by laz (Post 847244)
What a beautiful job. I am very interested in your wing tip lighting. I would like to use my standard wing tips on my RV8. I have the old style and. Do the landing lights provide adequate light ?

Any input would be appreciated.

I would call them just "ok" as far as brightness. They are adequate, but they aren't the light spears that newer tech is. On the other hand, installation was pretty easy and I like the appearance. The insets are the larger ones Van's sells; they are made by air tech. They have some smaller ones, but those will only accommodate a position light and have no room for a strobe or landing light.

laz 01-27-2014 01:49 PM

where did you purchase , or did you make the plexi clear lens cover?

ChiefPilot 01-27-2014 02:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by laz (Post 847834)
where did you purchase , or did you make the plexi clear lens cover?

They came as part of the wingtip kit, but they must be trimmed and fit. I thought it was actually good practice for doing the canopy only on a smaller scale.

I do not think it would be hard to make the lenses actually, especially if you have access to an uncut wingtip, but it would likely be more trouble than it's worth. My fear is that Van's drops the kit (and replacement lenses) since the newer wingtips don't use them and I then subsequently crack or break a lens. That's why I've been thinking about to make a replacement if need be.

ChiefPilot 10-09-2014 05:14 PM

Attack of the Plane Spotters!
 
So I happened to google my N-number last week and was surprised to find a rather cool picture of my bird on JetPhotos.net :



This was taken at an Flying Cloud, MN during their summer airplane event. Lots of static displays and a handful of fly-bys but no aerobatics since the airport is underneath the Minneapolis Class B etc. Anyway, after we landed ground control had us taxi over to the show area; we parked adjacent to a B-17. Free admission for both me and my groveling buddy Tom along with a fun time!

LettersFromFlyoverCountry 10-10-2014 12:07 PM

Callsign: "Hottie"


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