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Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 10-24-2021, 07:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,491
Posted By N804RV
Doesn't the guy at Northwest Avionics spell his...

Doesn't the guy at Northwest Avionics spell his name "M-a-r-c"?

That's some straight up sly stuff there!:D
Forum: ADS-B 10-24-2021, 04:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 194
Posted By N804RV
This is the only thing I heard about. iOS 14 was...

This is the only thing I heard about. iOS 14 was released 9/20. It caused some folks problems at...
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-23-2021, 10:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 380
Posted By N804RV
Check the dimension on your elevator rod-end...

Check the dimension on your elevator rod-end bearings. If they're not close to the spec called out in the drawing, you'll get some whacky numbers for your up/down limits.

I learned the hard way....
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-21-2021, 02:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 230
Posted By N804RV
There is some verbiage in the plans about...

There is some verbiage in the plans about drilling gear legs on QB aircraft. I'd think that'd apply to you if you decided to go ahead and install the forward bottom skins.

Another thing to think...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 10-20-2021, 03:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 310
Posted By N804RV
I've got one. I'll give you a call.

I've got one. I'll give you a call.
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-08-2021, 12:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 485
Posted By N804RV
I spent a lot of armchair time, thinking through...

I spent a lot of armchair time, thinking through the instrument panel decisions.

I ended up approaching it as if I were going the "normal procedures" checklist items. I also tried to take normal...
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-06-2021, 08:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 612
Posted By N804RV
I have QB wings. I used CherryMax flush rivets...

I have QB wings. I used CherryMax flush rivets on the 3 inboard rivets. If I remember I dimpled the flap brace and counter-sunk the spar double plate W-707. I'm sure I was looking at a rivet call...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 10-06-2021, 03:51 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 120
Posted By N804RV
WTB: WD-804-R-PC

I'm searching for an RV-8 in-flight adjustable rudder bar (Right side), WD-804-R-PC.

When I ordered the rudder pedal kit, I got everything but this. The "Available on" date has been pushed back...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-06-2021, 02:13 PM
Replies: 304
Views: 72,988
Posted By N804RV
Like your quip? SAP's official position seems to...

Like your quip?

SAP's official position seems to be to pretend it never happened. Compare that to the XP-400 buy back. ---> That's the point in case you needed it spelled out!
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-06-2021, 09:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 543
Posted By N804RV
Early on, I mixed up cleco brands and found that...

Early on, I mixed up cleco brands and found that occasionally I had a dimpled hole that the cleco wouldn't stay in. Rather than digging through the bucket for a cleco that would, I just took a piece...
Forum: RV-14 10-06-2021, 08:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 716
Posted By N804RV
I have a pair of vice grips that had holes...

I have a pair of vice grips that had holes drilled in them to accept dimple dies.
I've found them to be very useful on a couple of occasions.

You can get by with out them. But, if you're a tool...
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-01-2021, 05:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,149
Posted By N804RV
I bought mine at Boeing Surplus some years ago. ...

I bought mine at Boeing Surplus some years ago. I occasionally see them on Ebay. And, I think Stein has an alternative tool that's considerably cheaper.

Be careful of some of the cheaper FastOn...
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-01-2021, 12:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,149
Posted By N804RV
^^^ This! Its what I used in the Navy and a ATS.

^^^ This!

Its what I used in the Navy and a ATS.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 09-29-2021, 08:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,297
Posted By N804RV
Question about using illuminated rocker switches...

Question about using illuminated rocker switches with VP-X:

If you use VP-X or Advanced Systems digital breakers, the switches only provide a ground input to the box, there's no current through the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-24-2021, 05:16 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 365
Posted By N804RV
It'll spin before you put any appreciable torque...

It'll spin before you put any appreciable torque on it. Gudhundtight is good enough.

If you're having to tighten one up in an already installed panel with no room to get behind it, there's a gadget...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-21-2021, 06:40 PM
Replies: 1,145
Views: 1,232,486
Posted By N804RV
This is why we need a like button! Nice...

This is why we need a like button!

Nice looking panel. Although, I'm building an RV-8 and using Skyview, The colors, switches and labeling are exactly what I had in mind.

I'm laying out my panel...
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-19-2021, 03:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 831
Posted By N804RV
My technical advisor is an A&P/IA thats kinda the...

My technical advisor is an A&P/IA thats kinda the local RV expert.

He suggested doing the panel and wiring before doing any of the tops skins.

Basically install the control column and the rudder...
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-18-2021, 06:02 PM
Replies: 969
Views: 801,698
Posted By N804RV
Ha! Good catch. Thank you! Glad you pointed it...

Ha! Good catch. Thank you!

Glad you pointed it out now, before I drilled those holes. I'd like to think I'd have realized it was upside down before I drilled it. But, ...
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-18-2021, 12:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,341
Posted By N804RV
I notched the flange of that one angle just a...

I notched the flange of that one angle just a bit, and substituted pull rivets for the 2 trailing edge skin rivets that the SB added pieces interfere with.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-18-2021, 12:34 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,556
Posted By N804RV
I'm still working on my first 64oz bottle. Its...

I'm still working on my first 64oz bottle. Its been nearly 2 years.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-18-2021, 09:40 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,556
Posted By N804RV
A little dawn dish soap in a pail of water and an...

A little dawn dish soap in a pail of water and an old T-shirt works well for canopy. But, the Rain-X "Plastic" is about half the cost of Plexus and good to take on the road.

For oil changes I just...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-18-2021, 09:30 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,783
Posted By N804RV
I could show you my scrap pile. I just...

I could show you my scrap pile. I just considered it a steep learning curve, and bought plenty of extra fuel line.

For that little joggle on the end, between the filter and the pump, I started...
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-15-2021, 12:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 665
Posted By N804RV
I wouldn't get any smaller than a 20gal tank, and...

I wouldn't get any smaller than a 20gal tank, and any less than 5.7cfm.

Dewalt has one thats 5.7cfm at 90psi and a 30gal tank for less than $900. The noise level is 78db, which isn't too bad (I...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-14-2021, 09:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 613
Posted By N804RV
What radio are you trying to transmit on? Some...

What radio are you trying to transmit on?

Some radios, like the iCom A210/A220 have a quirky keyline setup that can be quite frustrating.
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-14-2021, 06:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 665
Posted By N804RV
You definitely need to look at the "recommended"...

You definitely need to look at the "recommended" and "optional" tool lists in the preview plans! With current delivery times, I'm betting you've got plenty of time now to plan out your tool...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 09-13-2021, 12:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 582
Posted By N804RV
P-Mag Test Switch with VP-X and Skyview

Anyone running dual P-mags with VP-X and Skyview?

I'm thinking of just using the VP-X page in Skyview instead of wiring a discreet test switch to test the P-Mag self-powering capability.

The other...
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-03-2021, 08:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,132
Posted By N804RV
I have the SkyDesigns gear legs. I polished...

I have the SkyDesigns gear legs. I polished 'em.

I also have polished aluminum 1 piece main gear legs on the Sonerai. In the 4 years I've owned the Sonerai, I've touched up the finish with a...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-02-2021, 09:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 770
Posted By N804RV
My "drill guide" worked out great. I chucked it...

My "drill guide" worked out great.

I chucked it up in my mill (glorified drill press) and used a strip of 100 grit sandpaper to remove a couple thousandths OD, just enough so that it slipped cleanly...
Forum: COMM 09-01-2021, 11:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 685
Posted By N804RV
USB power bricks and 12vdc to USB plug-in types...

USB power bricks and 12vdc to USB plug-in types that are not specifically designed for aviation use are notorious RF noise sources.

If that's what it is, try moving it around the cockpit to see if...
Forum: COMM 08-31-2021, 11:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 685
Posted By N804RV
Did you go through the crappy menu system and try...

Did you go through the crappy menu system and try changing the squelch value? Squelch settings are much too complicated on that radio IMHO.

If you've got "RX" showing on the screen, then squelch is...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-31-2021, 08:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 770
Posted By N804RV
I'm just getting to this step now. For some...

I'm just getting to this step now. For some reason, when I built the elevators, I never completed this step. Now that I'm mounting elevators to horiz stab, I gotta drill these holes.

I didn't see...
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-29-2021, 11:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 628
Posted By N804RV
I wonder if having an extra 1.5lbs that far back...

I wonder if having an extra 1.5lbs that far back might be an advantage in an -8?
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-28-2021, 09:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 628
Posted By N804RV
I happen to have the older rectangular lead...

I happen to have the older rectangular lead counterweights on my elevators ( the rounded ones are the newer design). I originally bought my empennage kit in 1999. But, I didn't even take parts out...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-21-2021, 06:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,192
Posted By N804RV
Try This: ...

Try This: https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/topages/jackhack_11-18305.php

https://d29y7fsthxbb26.cloudfront.net/cache/100-100-/catalog/graphics/1/11-18305a.jpg
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-21-2021, 06:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 629
Posted By N804RV
Your guess is as good as mine. The "crate date"...

Your guess is as good as mine.

The "crate date" on my finishing kit was 8/16. I'm taking delivery at Van's. So, I'm just waiting for shipping dept. to call.
Forum: RV-14 08-20-2021, 07:31 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,624
Posted By N804RV
This is going to raise a few hackles. But, I...

This is going to raise a few hackles. But, I keep my DRDT2 on the shelf, and pull it out and attach it to a temporary table top that is clamped to my ShopMate portable work table. No outfeed tables...
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-12-2021, 09:18 AM
Replies: 969
Views: 801,698
Posted By N804RV
A friend of mine welded it up out of spare steel...

A friend of mine welded it up out of spare steel tube stock he had. He used it on his RV-7A build, then passed it on to me.

I was all set to buy an expensive auto-body rotisserie. But, this was...
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-11-2021, 10:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,717
Posted By N804RV
They're advertised as being 15lbs lighter that...

They're advertised as being 15lbs lighter that the Van's gear legs. I haven't weighed them yet. But, just picking them up, they're definitely lighter.
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-11-2021, 01:58 PM
Replies: 969
Views: 801,698
Posted By N804RV
Ready to drill horizontal stab onto upper...

Ready to drill horizontal stab onto upper longerons. Waiting for tech advisor visit before doing the deed!

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51371346807_dee9fe1312_c.jpg
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-09-2021, 08:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,717
Posted By N804RV
For fuselage, page 8-42 toward the bottom. For...

For fuselage, page 8-42 toward the bottom.

For wings, read "First a note to quick builders" on page 7-1.

As far as gear tower mod, I didn't do it.

I don't see a hole for stall warning vane on...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-07-2021, 09:33 AM
Replies: 304
Views: 72,988
Posted By N804RV
In fact, the only failures documented to date...

In fact, the only failures documented to date have been in Lycoming certified engines in Cessna 172s.

The FAA says the remaining boundary layer formed in the nitriding process exceeds the...
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-06-2021, 12:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,372
Posted By N804RV
First rule of EAB: If you wanna build, build. ...

First rule of EAB: If you wanna build, build. But, if you wanna fly, buy!

Sounds like you'd be better off buying a good low-time RV-8 from someone who's looking to fund a new build.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-04-2021, 05:50 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 8,913
Posted By N804RV
Another problem with using the IPC as an assembly...

Another problem with using the IPC as an assembly guide is that you have to make sure you understand the vendor's method for annotating applicability for different model/year parts.

I know of more...
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-02-2021, 10:32 AM
Replies: 898
Views: 1,196,197
Posted By N804RV
Don't think that's gonna work.

Don't think that's gonna work.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-30-2021, 07:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,292
Posted By N804RV
I know of an RV-4 that has been tied down outside...

I know of an RV-4 that has been tied down outside at PATK (Talkeetna) for a few years. I believe it is flying regularly. I've been told the builder/owner is very meticulous. So, its gotta be...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-23-2021, 10:28 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 13,667
Posted By N804RV
I had the same concerns. I bought 2 used 7"...

I had the same concerns. I bought 2 used 7" SV-700s from a VAF member. Then, I had 2nd thoughts about it.

I recently got a chance to fly in an RV with the the 7" screens. I think in an RV-8,...
Forum: Alternative Engines 07-10-2021, 10:18 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 20,084
Posted By N804RV
Amen, brother! I've been calling computers...

Amen, brother! I've been calling computers 'comp(lica)ters' since 1985.

I have to clean/update/fix my wife's PC when she's not at home. Because, when I utter the inevitable stream of F-bombs,...
Forum: Reviews 07-09-2021, 10:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,803
Posted By N804RV
Van's does not update that list every day. I've...

Van's does not update that list every day.

I've been checking every day for back-ordered parts. Sometimes they will go a day or 3 without updating that list. Then when they do, you'll see parts...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-02-2021, 12:45 PM
Replies: 304
Views: 72,988
Posted By N804RV
I'd love to be a fly on the wall of the SAP tent...

I'd love to be a fly on the wall of the SAP tent at AirVenture this year. Anyone who's going wanna bring back the scuttle butt for the rest of us?
Forum: Autopilots 07-01-2021, 11:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,064
Posted By N804RV
Hey, I'm curious. What did you ever find out...

Hey,

I'm curious. What did you ever find out about this? How did you wire your trim system? I'm in the same boat now.
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 06-29-2021, 03:48 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,562
Posted By N804RV
Sorry for your loss Smokey. Your dad surely was...

Sorry for your loss Smokey.

Your dad surely was great man. I wish I'd met him!
Forum: RV-14 06-28-2021, 08:57 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 848
Posted By N804RV
Its still going to be 20-25 in/lbs plus drag...

Its still going to be 20-25 in/lbs plus drag torque. Use a small beam torque wrench to measure drag torque. Then, add that value to the specified torque for your final torque value.

Its really...
Forum: RV-4 06-17-2021, 03:51 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,933
Posted By N804RV
My friend tells me that in his RV-8, if he's...

My friend tells me that in his RV-8, if he's above 80kts as he goes over the top, he'll just push and roll out of it. I suspect he's very conservative.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-17-2021, 03:42 PM
Replies: 304
Views: 72,988
Posted By N804RV
When you say "lead to believe", are you saying...

When you say "lead to believe", are you saying that you called the FAA point-of-contact and they told you it had not been recieved? Why such an oblique statement?

Did you get to talk to Justin...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-15-2021, 12:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,002
Posted By N804RV
By "round knob", are you talking about the...

By "round knob", are you talking about the "coolie-hat" 5-way switch?

If so, it sounds like you might have the Infinity stick grip. You might need to go to the Infinity website and get in touch...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-13-2021, 07:49 PM
Replies: 304
Views: 72,988
Posted By N804RV
Its all in the docket: ...

Its all in the docket: https://www.federalregister.gov/d/2020-01414/p-74
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-10-2021, 09:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,645
Posted By N804RV
Unfortunately, ....I gotta agree with this. I've...

Unfortunately, ....I gotta agree with this. I've gotten back seat rides in 2 different -8s.

One was a real show plane with all the bells and whistles. Between trying to keep my feet off the...
Forum: RV-14 06-06-2021, 06:34 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,836
Posted By N804RV
I bought the empennage kit in 1998. Then, I just...

I bought the empennage kit in 1998. Then, I just fit the build around my what and when I could afford.

Now, I find myself successfully unemployed, with the kids grown and on their own, no bills,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-25-2021, 02:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,929
Posted By N804RV
In the Navy we "fay-sealed" ribs and lap joints...

In the Navy we "fay-sealed" ribs and lap joints in order to prevent moisture intrusion, particularly in large faying surfaces, such as longeron/skin unions, lap joints at compound curves and anywhere...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-22-2021, 08:39 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 17,797
Posted By N804RV
Here's all the places in Minnesota where you can...

Here's all the places in Minnesota where you can buy non-ethanol unleaded gas. https://www.pure-gas.org/extensions/maps.jsp?statecode=MN

Just think, throw a couple of 5 gallon jugs in the truck and...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-21-2021, 08:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,579
Posted By N804RV
You might just try getting up to speed with...

You might just try getting up to speed with Arlington Flight Service. Then, reach out to Terry Burch and see if he can give you the RV checkout.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-19-2021, 09:54 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 11,116
Posted By N804RV
C-172 rental (need I say more?). Came out to...

C-172 rental (need I say more?). Came out to preflight and quickly dipped the tanks to see how much fuel I needed so I could call for the fuel truck. Didn't notice anything wrong yet.

Preflighted...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-13-2021, 02:03 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,774
Posted By N804RV
I'm interested. My #1 wish is a way to track my...

I'm interested.

My #1 wish is a way to track my orders.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-13-2021, 09:48 AM
Replies: 304
Views: 72,988
Posted By N804RV
Yup, and the check's in the mail too! ...

Yup, and the check's in the mail too! :mad::mad::mad:
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