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Forum: Electrical Systems 09-19-2021, 03:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 408
Posted By Sam_B
Why?

Why do all the good ideas come about after Iíve done it the dumb way?
Forum: RV-14 08-27-2021, 06:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 518
Posted By Sam_B
Wiring diagram

Before I moved my project to a hangar, I had a somewhat heated garage here in the great white north. I used winter for doing things in the basement, like deburring or administrative work as I could...
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-22-2021, 09:08 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,721
Posted By Sam_B
Not totally clear

I think from the image that you show that the rod is bent more forward on the bottom portion, but it isnít totally clearÖ. Is it bent more outward on the bottom portion instead? If so, I do remember...
Forum: RV-14 08-09-2021, 09:21 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,753
Posted By Sam_B
It all depends

I live in a rural area, and own, not rent, a hangar at a rural airport. I only keep my stuff in there, so no sharing space with others that might get mad at me for leaving aluminum shavings on the...
Forum: Aircraft Camping 07-18-2021, 12:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,554
Posted By Sam_B
3T3 Boyceville Wi

Boyceville WI has a campground right next to the airport. I can probably snag you a hangar spot overnight if you would like. Thereís places to get food within walking distance and youíre about an...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 06-22-2021, 09:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 866
Posted By Sam_B
Voyager Village

Itís in Northern WI, near Danbury. Strip right on the course. Google it, they list the pertinent details on their website.
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 06-02-2021, 05:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 579
Posted By Sam_B
Have you been to Boyceville before?

Donaven,

Is your RV-9A a black and orange one?
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 06-01-2021, 09:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 579
Posted By Sam_B
3T3, Boyceville WI Hamburger Social

Hey everyone, stop on out to Boyceville WI on June 15th 5-7pm for a burger and conversation. Donations are accepted, but this is a free event.... hope to see you there!
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-27-2021, 06:15 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,251
Posted By Sam_B
Tis the season....

Since lumber seems to be worth more than gold, hereís a tip I used many years ago... maybe it works for you, maybe not. If thereís a college in your area, drive around looking for people throwing...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-23-2021, 07:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,607
Posted By Sam_B
If youíre building an -8

From a guy who didnít do the ďgear leg tower modĒ.... I would. I still havenít done it, and Iím trying to be quite in tune with wire chafing and preventing it, but if I have to do any maintenance,...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-12-2021, 05:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,715
Posted By Sam_B
Countersunk too lightly

On the 2nd picture, it looks like flush rivets on the right end, with what I would assume is a machine countersink in the joint. You could machine countersink a little more to get the sheet to lay...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-11-2021, 09:26 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,849
Posted By Sam_B
I rarely ride anymore

When I started riding, I would ride in the rain, cold, whatever. As the years drew on, the weather had to be better and better for me to ride. Now Iíll ride the whopping 3 miles to the hangar, but...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-10-2021, 07:22 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,451
Posted By Sam_B
Talking Convince your wife

Others have pointed out that watching classifieds and buying used saves money. I can attest to both. I started this build when I was single, so I just had to convince myself, which took...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-22-2021, 06:08 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,104
Posted By Sam_B
RV-8 is OK

I have a 36Ē inseam, 40Ē waist in my pants. I visited the factory (not sure if thatís possible now or not) when I became interested in RVs. I always liked the -8 from the get go, and seemed to fit...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-16-2021, 08:36 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 97,811
Posted By Sam_B
The trouble with RVs....

Is that they donít fly without a lot of work. Donít get me wrong, I really enjoy building, and have passed on flying on nice days (albeit rarely) to build instead of fly, but until my RV-8 is done,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-28-2021, 07:22 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,106
Posted By Sam_B
Finished the wings

Iíve been waiting a while to finish up the last panel of the wings, just in case I wanted to install stuff in there. Iím at a point where it made sense to close them up, so my wife and I drove the...
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-21-2021, 08:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 554
Posted By Sam_B
This should do

http://www.steinair.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/Bose-Page-1.pdf
Forum: Engine Monitors 02-08-2021, 09:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,236
Posted By Sam_B
Thermocouple wire

Hello all, Iím working on wiring the FWF stuff. From what Iíve been seeing, it doesnít seem like a lot of the thermocouple extension wire out there is shielded. Seems like the engine compartment...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-03-2021, 07:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,170
Posted By Sam_B
Had this on a motorcycle, but maybe it applies?

I had something similar in the middle of a motorcycle road trip. Keep in mind my plane isnít finished and I know nothing about EarthX batteries. Everything tested fine with the multimeter I had in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-30-2020, 07:18 PM
Replies: 457
Views: 136,281
Posted By Sam_B
I have another one...

Came across this thread searching for something else, but I recently read ďIndestructibleĒ by John R. Bruning.

Itís the story of Paul ďPappyĒ Gunn in WWII and B-25 anti-shipping missions. I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-29-2020, 01:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,304
Posted By Sam_B
More good data points

Iím still leaning towards going without, but maybe Iíll run the wires through the firewall to operate one just in case I want to install one at a later point.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-29-2020, 05:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,304
Posted By Sam_B
Thatís one of the reasons I was leaning towards...

Thatís one of the reasons I was leaning towards not. Those lines just donít strike me as very robust in the vibrating environment of an airplane.

As for the cold, my hangar is heated and Iím always...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-28-2020, 08:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,304
Posted By Sam_B
I suppose I should word that more clearly

Yes, doing so while cranking, kind of a quick dance I do to not start at full throttle, and it usually pops once or twice after about two blades after the 2nd pump of the throttle, then dies for a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-28-2020, 06:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,304
Posted By Sam_B
Primer wars of a different flavor

I’m at the part of the project where I keep saying I’m close to done with wiring, until I remember one more thing I forgot to account for on my wiring schematic. One of those things is the primer. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-18-2020, 09:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,570
Posted By Sam_B
Go ahead and start

Iíve moved 2x during my current build. Not really a problem. Especially if you can get the small pieces turned into big pieces. I found that all the small stuff (not just airplane related) was...
Forum: RV-10 12-04-2020, 10:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,623
Posted By Sam_B
Possible, but a pain

I seem to remember getting a step drill to make the holes. The step drill had a 1/4Ē hex drive, and I had a lot of extensions hooked up to get the holes all drilled. The real pain is getting the...
Forum: RV-10 11-29-2020, 05:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,516
Posted By Sam_B
Not far from me

Iím building an RV-8 I have hangared at Boyceville, WI. I donít know much of the -10, but youíre free to stop by if you would like. Tim Olson in Menomonie, WI built a -10 and might be a good...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-22-2020, 08:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,954
Posted By Sam_B
Getting rolling again.....

In late August I successfully convinced my wife that we should buy a 172 that was for sale locally. She offered little resistance so I took advantage of a good situation (donít hate me for picking...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-07-2020, 10:08 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 9,801
Posted By Sam_B
Just a good idea to have on hand

Go to Aircraft Spruce. Order washers sized from #6 to 1/2Ē. Same for nuts, get an assortment of machine screws too. If your plane has a lot of some fastener, make sure to have those on hand, as...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-22-2020, 10:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,297
Posted By Sam_B
Software?

Do you have the name of that software? Iíd love to buy a copy if possible.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-02-2020, 06:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,009
Posted By Sam_B
1. I considered many different makes/models, but...

1. I considered many different makes/models, but they all were too new/untested, to cramped on the inside (Iím 6í7Ē), or us some other undesirable quality. The RV lineup has it all.
2. This is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-15-2020, 04:58 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,946
Posted By Sam_B
Yep, I work on the -8 every chance I get, and...

Yep, I work on the -8 every chance I get, and will have to make room in the hangar for a side by side. Busy... yes, but before that, I was thinking that I might have a bit of empty shop syndrome,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-13-2020, 09:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,946
Posted By Sam_B
Ok, so it doesnít involve flying or working on an RV....

But scroll to the bottom, thereís a picture of my partially finished -8. And itís a couple weeks old (lifeís been hectic lately, but it was an ĎRV weekendí, just not this past...
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-04-2020, 07:07 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,052
Posted By Sam_B
Interested

PM sent regarding seatbelts.
Forum: RV-14 05-18-2020, 06:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,352
Posted By Sam_B
Aeroelectric Connection Article

I know I saw another article using a 4-pin trailer connector on Aeroelectric Connection, but I can?t find it. There?s this article for your reading...
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-16-2020, 08:32 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,355
Posted By Sam_B
Another quick question

Perhaps this is evidence as to how slow I work, but I originally asked the question about 3 months ago and am finally getting to this. Now that I have a better idea where the wires, cables, and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-27-2020, 06:02 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 9,211
Posted By Sam_B
Wisconsin

I called the county sheriff to better clarify Wisconsin?s Safer at Home order. Kind of hard to say building an RV is essential travel, and I?d be caught red handed at the hangar without a good...
Forum: RV-14 02-18-2020, 06:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,302
Posted By Sam_B
Build out of order....

The instructions for finishing are vague anyway, go ahead and work on something else. I?ve scored a few great deals by keeping a keen eye on barnstormers or the classifieds section here, buying not...
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-14-2020, 05:44 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,355
Posted By Sam_B
Thanks

Thanks everyone for their input, I appreciate it. I?ll get to work on fabricating something this weekend
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-12-2020, 09:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,355
Posted By Sam_B
Little T bushings?

By ?little T bushings? do you mean the ones that come with the Vans kit?
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-12-2020, 04:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,355
Posted By Sam_B
Firewall pass-thru

For getting cables and wire through the firewall, I like the idea of the doubletree ball pass throughs, but they?re a bit spendy. Seeing as how I own a lathe, and a milling machine, I was thinking...
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-10-2020, 09:36 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 8,779
Posted By Sam_B
Dymo 160

There?s a cheaper dymo than the 5200, I think 160, and the cartridges are $13 on Amazon. I could check the model number when I?m at the hangar next, but it?s around $20. Google ?kitplanes magazine...
Forum: Midwest 02-10-2020, 05:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,630
Posted By Sam_B
Hot air balloons

Not sure which way you headed, but did you catch a glimpse of the balloons from the Hudson Hot Air Affair?
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-07-2020, 12:10 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 75,731
Posted By Sam_B
Easier to install too

At first I installed the stock Vans nuts and bolts, but after reading this thread, switched them out. I opted not to do the landing gear tower mod on mine, and another benefit of this style but is...
Forum: My RV Build Project 12-23-2019, 10:14 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 9,619
Posted By Sam_B
Size isn?t everything

From your post, I see you?re in central IL, not quite the cold climate of western Wi, but I?d imagine the cold days are plentiful this time of year. I?ve been building on and off for 6 years, on...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-27-2019, 07:18 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,080
Posted By Sam_B
I think DanH provided a solution last summer....

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=173224

Given that just 2 days ago a picture of a -7 pooped up that tried to occupy the same space as a buck, it might be considered an act of...
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-02-2019, 08:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,195
Posted By Sam_B
Article too

There?s also an article called ?Tips for tips? in the articles section to add further stiffeners, but it looks as if you?re missing the wingtip rib.
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-08-2019, 10:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,603
Posted By Sam_B
Canopy skirt interior

Hello all, just got the final shape of the canopy skirt done tonight. To get there, I had to make a few cuts then hot glue the skirt to the packing tape that was on the rear top skin. It turned...
Forum: Painting your RV 10-07-2019, 05:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,045
Posted By Sam_B
Thanks!

Thanks everyone! This was exactly the type of discussion I was looking for.

Best regards,

Sam
Forum: Painting your RV 10-02-2019, 05:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,045
Posted By Sam_B
Types of paint

Hello all,

My hangar neighbor here at 3T3 has a paint booth as part of his business, and he was kind enough to offer me the use of it for my -8 as I need. I?m getting to the point where I could...
Forum: My RV Build Project 09-05-2019, 07:47 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 23,007
Posted By Sam_B
Is that their job?

Not sure they can help without opposable thumbs... I call my heelers ?Unofficial technical counselors?
Forum: Midwest 09-05-2019, 07:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,574
Posted By Sam_B
Great trip!

Just love that place, your post makes me long for the day the -8 is flying!
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-13-2019, 01:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 21,443
Posted By Sam_B
Does that mean one month of the engine just...

Does that mean one month of the engine just sitting on the airframe, or does it mean one month of use so the engine ?shakes down? to its final sagged position?
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-13-2019, 06:00 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 21,443
Posted By Sam_B
Engine sag

Vans instructions say to allow for 1/8? to 3/16? of engine sag. What are previously built RVs experiencing for how much the engine sags, or is it insignificant and just ?line it up? with the spinner?
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-16-2019, 05:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 990
Posted By Sam_B
Thank you!

Thank, I appreciate it.
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-16-2019, 05:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,983
Posted By Sam_B
Thanks

Thanks for the links and advice. I appreciate it.
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-15-2019, 05:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,983
Posted By Sam_B
Thanks!

Thanks for the links guys, I appreciate it!

Best Regards
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-14-2019, 06:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,983
Posted By Sam_B
Sikaflex question

I?m at the point where the big cut is over and everything has been trimmed enough to glue the canopy on. I?m sure there?s a thread somewhere explaining all of the steps, and it looks like Mickey...
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-14-2019, 06:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 990
Posted By Sam_B
Starter ring gear

I?m at the point now where I can start the cowling. As of right now I have the engine hung, and am planning on overhauling it as one of the last steps before flight. As it is, I do not yet have a...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 06-28-2019, 06:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,466
Posted By Sam_B
Room at 3T3 (Boyceville, WI)

I have a hangar, can?t promise space there, but there might be room for transient aircraft at 3T3. We live 3 miles from the airport, and it?s probably about 1hr 15min flight from Oshkosh if you want...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 06-07-2019, 06:52 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,638
Posted By Sam_B
That?s a pretty fancy daily driver then.......

That?s a pretty fancy daily driver then.... automatic transmission and all! This made me laugh at a memory, once upon a time I had a rather non handy friend call me up and ask why the butt-crack...
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-07-2018, 06:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,512
Posted By Sam_B
Draft Sight

You could also get a software called Draft Sight, it?s a free download from Dassault Systems, the same people that make Solidworks. It?s pretty much a copy of AutoCAD (all commands are the same in...
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