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Forum: My RV Build Project Today, 08:27 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 88,437
Posted By goatflieg
Added another blogspot post today; see link in...

Added another blogspot post today; see link in signature below. This one covers my flight training trips to Canada (Chipmunk and RV-14) and Texas (RV-8 transition training) in more detail. ...
Forum: My RV Build Project Yesterday, 08:20 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 88,437
Posted By goatflieg
Latest Blogspot post is up; see link in...

Latest Blogspot post is up; see link in signature. More hubris and heartbreak. Here's the obligatory teaser...
Forum: The RV Grin 10-15-2021, 03:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,251
Posted By goatflieg
Gee... that aircraft looks familiar... I think I...

Gee... that aircraft looks familiar...
I think I have some photos and video of it that I took recently... I seem to recall you liked them. :D
Glad to see you're getting comfortable with being in...
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-14-2021, 08:09 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,899
Posted By goatflieg
I doubt that's the issue. I used two new...

I doubt that's the issue. I used two new (matching) fittings on the second try and they're the right spec. They're used in multiple locations and the upper gear leg fittings are the only locations...
Forum: Tools 10-13-2021, 08:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 337
Posted By goatflieg
That is very surprising. My experience with...

That is very surprising. My experience with Cleaveland customer support has always been exceptional; I would expect they would replace any flawed tooling right away. It is very odd that you've had...
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-13-2021, 08:09 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,899
Posted By goatflieg
This BETTER have fixed it!

After retreating to my home to compose the video and lick my wounds, I returned to the hangar with a vengeance. With the system already drained I detached the tubing from the upper and lower...
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-13-2021, 07:45 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,899
Posted By goatflieg
See previous posts, and my follow-up below.

See previous posts, and my follow-up below.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-13-2021, 07:41 PM
Replies: 292
Views: 70,755
Posted By goatflieg
My latest news is no news. Emailed Rhonda at...

My latest news is no news. Emailed Rhonda at Barrett; she responded quickly saying she was going to email Bill Ross today and would get back to me when she heard something. Just checked; no...
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-13-2021, 01:31 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,899
Posted By goatflieg
Another Fail, with Video

After giving the refit a 12 day cure time, I refilled my brake system and checked again. The left side is solid. The right side is worse than I thought.
See...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-12-2021, 02:11 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 267
Posted By goatflieg
So you were the next guy! I flew with him...

So you were the next guy! I flew with him Mon-Fri before you arrived. He signed me off as a qualified RV-8 pilot after Thursday's flying, and Friday we took this fun flight so I could capture some...
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-11-2021, 03:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 439
Posted By goatflieg
$300/hr. in the RV-8. He does teach acro; in the...

$300/hr. in the RV-8. He does teach acro; in the -8 and the Pitts; perhaps even in the Legend Cub. He can teach any pilot a LOT of good stuff. His contact info is available if you look up his...
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-11-2021, 03:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 439
Posted By goatflieg
Oh yes; we stopped there almost every day. Great...

Oh yes; we stopped there almost every day. Great place, especially the catfish!
Forum: Reviews 10-10-2021, 11:54 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 219
Posted By goatflieg
Bruce Bohannon's Tailwheel and RV-8 Transition Training

Whenever someone asks VAF about RV-8 training, Bruce Bohannon's name is always one of the first mentioned. There's a very good reason for this: he is an expert at flying an RV-8. He has over 15,000...
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-10-2021, 11:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 439
Posted By goatflieg
RV-8 Transition Training with Bruce Bohannon

For the past week I've been in Texas getting my transition training from the legendary Bruce Bohannon in his RV-8. With his blessing, I am now a Qualified RV-8 Pilot. He has worked with me...
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-01-2021, 06:40 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,899
Posted By goatflieg
Aeroshell sealant compatibility chart

I received a response from Hiew Nguyen, Aeroshell Regional Technical Manager for North/South America. I will include the full correspondence including the chart he supplied. The disclaimer at the...
Forum: My RV Build Project 10-01-2021, 07:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 651
Posted By goatflieg
You are very fortunate indeed to be able to setup...

You are very fortunate indeed to be able to setup your workshop at PAO. That's my fledgling airport; learned to fly there in the '80s with Bud Main's Palo Alto Flying club and got my tailwheel...
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-01-2021, 07:43 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,899
Posted By goatflieg
It really isn't outside; it's routed around the...

It really isn't outside; it's routed around the gear bracket then into the gear tower. This was done a long time ago; I don't remember why I routed it this way. I'm thinking it had to do with...
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-01-2021, 07:29 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,899
Posted By goatflieg
Concepts known and understood; risk taken with...

Concepts known and understood; risk taken with full awareness. Glad you expounded on it for the benefit of others. For me, removing the gear was a larger overall risk. Not sure whether I'll test...
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-30-2021, 08:57 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,899
Posted By goatflieg
Success!

Research and consultation continued yesterday. After comparing different sealants I reached a similar conclusion to many here and ordered Loctite 547 pipe thread sealant for its superior pressure...
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-29-2021, 06:28 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,899
Posted By goatflieg
A particular tap. NPT stands for National Pipe...

A particular tap. NPT stands for National Pipe Tapered threads. The hole and threads are slightly conical to grab the fitting as it tightens. Standard taps are straight.
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-28-2021, 07:55 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,899
Posted By goatflieg
Dan, when wrote that, I just knew you would...

Dan, when wrote that, I just knew you would examine my own photo, count the threads and dispute my claim. I would have done the same thing. I could have sworn I got five complete turns minimum on...
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-28-2021, 03:06 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,899
Posted By goatflieg
A very good question. I started using Permatex...

A very good question. I started using Permatex #2 because that's what Van's recommended to me. It's worked well everywhere else... just not here.
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-28-2021, 02:56 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,899
Posted By goatflieg
Follow Up: more bad news

At the hangar with a new fitting; before draining the system, inspected; the right side didn't leak much overnight. Tested the brakes, both soggy (not a good sign). Removed the right fitting again,...
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-27-2021, 05:25 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,899
Posted By goatflieg
Success... and Failure...

The good news: after borrowing angle wrenches from Dave Pohl, relieving material from the opening edge and stretching the floor sheet metal a bit, I gained enough swinging room to remove the fitting....
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-26-2021, 09:05 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,899
Posted By goatflieg
Turns out I'm the next guy. Any and all details...

Turns out I'm the next guy. Any and all details you or Moe can give me would be extremely helpful. There's no way I'm pulling a gear leg at this late stage. Something else occurs to me: I wouldn't...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-20-2021, 10:14 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,906
Posted By goatflieg
Return to CH2A

Technically it wasn't my RV; an RV-14 and a Chipmunk... but still worth sharing.
after 21 months of waiting I was finally able to head to Windsor and attend the Canadian Historical Aircraft...
Forum: My RV Build Project 09-14-2021, 07:10 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 88,437
Posted By goatflieg
Yes, I am at PTK, and I would be honored by a...

Yes, I am at PTK, and I would be honored by a visit. Send me a PM and I'll give you contact info. As for the border issue, I hope to visit Ontario this weekend and get back together with my friends...
Forum: Painting your RV 09-14-2021, 04:01 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 338,903
Posted By goatflieg
I forgot all about this thread! Since I've...

I forgot all about this thread! Since I've officially joined the nose art club, I suppose I should...
Forum: My RV Build Project 09-08-2021, 09:03 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 88,437
Posted By goatflieg
Thursday. ;) In actuality I still don't know......

Thursday. ;)
In actuality I still don't know... but hoping for late October or early November.
Forum: My RV Build Project 09-08-2021, 09:31 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 88,437
Posted By goatflieg
Latest blogspot post is up; see link in signature...

Latest blogspot post is up; see link in signature below. Another Magnificent Month of Milestones! Here's the obligatory teaser photo... not really a teaser, more of a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-03-2021, 12:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,373
Posted By goatflieg
I attended the Sherwin-Williams Aerospace...

I attended the Sherwin-Williams Aerospace Coatings training in Andover KS (by Wichita). Highly recommended. I covered the experience a little bit in my blogspot blog (see link below; September...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-02-2021, 01:48 PM
Replies: 292
Views: 70,755
Posted By goatflieg
News from Rhonda Barrett: AMOC Submitted Today

I just heard from Rhonda, who just spoke to Bill Ross on the phone. Bill and the President of Superior met with the FAA Representative today; they made a couple changes to the AMOC and it was...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 08-22-2021, 02:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,134
Posted By goatflieg
Excellent capture!

Excellent capture!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-15-2021, 08:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,682
Posted By goatflieg
That may be true... but only because I refuse to...

That may be true... but only because I refuse to compete. Furthermore, if elected, I will not serve... :D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-15-2021, 03:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,682
Posted By goatflieg
When not dealing with more car woes (long story),...

When not dealing with more car woes (long story), worked at the hangar on the empennage final assembly. Couldn't resist rolling the fuselage outside and practicing cockpit entry, canopy actuation...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-03-2021, 08:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,647
Posted By goatflieg
Wow... I thought about doing the same thing and...

Wow... I thought about doing the same thing and thought of the same problem. Hope it was reasonably reachable, even with a tape-wrapped stick. I spent three stinking hours on six washers. Don't...
Forum: RV-14 08-03-2021, 08:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,486
Posted By goatflieg
I used nylon window screen on each NACA duct on...

I used nylon window screen on each NACA duct on my RV-8. Learned a lesson on the fuselage screen; should have let the ProSeal set up a bit longer before riveting; it got a little pushed in. The...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-01-2021, 08:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,647
Posted By goatflieg
Worked on empennage attachment. Got as far as...

Worked on empennage attachment. Got as far as the elevators (cursing the installation of the elevator horn washers) and on the drive home remembered that I hadn't rerouted the manual trim cable yet....
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-01-2021, 08:06 PM
Replies: 292
Views: 70,755
Posted By goatflieg
Back in May (the last time I got my hopes up)...

Back in May (the last time I got my hopes up) Aircraft Specialties told Barrett that they had been briefed on the AMOC by Superior and queried by the FAA about it, which led us to believe that the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-27-2021, 09:48 PM
Replies: 292
Views: 70,755
Posted By goatflieg
That would seem to be good news... but Bill has...

That would seem to be good news... but Bill has been making roughly the same statement for seven months. I'm just waiting for action, just like everyone else... except for those that bit the bullet,...
Forum: My RV Build Project 07-21-2021, 06:51 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 88,437
Posted By goatflieg
Terry, Terry, Terry.... I'm sitting here,...

Terry, Terry, Terry.... I'm sitting here, wondering if Ted talked you into writing that ($10K is one of his favorite numbers, I think) or whether you're just being your usual troublemaking self... :D
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 07-20-2021, 02:59 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 26,983
Posted By goatflieg
This made me laugh out loud... and made even...

This made me laugh out loud... and made even funnier by the fact that all your suppositions make total sense except for the JATO (I'm laughing again even as I'm typing this!)... they are indeed a...
Forum: My RV Build Project 07-20-2021, 07:29 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 88,437
Posted By goatflieg
Latest Blogspot entry is up; see link in...

Latest Blogspot entry is up; see link in signature below. Lots of progress and a momentous milestone. Here's the obligatory teaser...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-18-2021, 08:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,024
Posted By goatflieg
Got the forward baggage door and aft fuselage...

Got the forward baggage door and aft fuselage cover plates painted, got the canopy on the fuselage and unmasked canopy and windscreen. Tomorrow the baggage door will be reinstalled and then the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-17-2021, 08:54 AM
Replies: 292
Views: 70,755
Posted By goatflieg
I spoke to Rhonda at Barrett on July 12, but she...

I spoke to Rhonda at Barrett on July 12, but she had no new information. I'll keep checking this thread and post when and if I ever learn something new. Jack, thank you for your updates.
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-17-2021, 08:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,226
Posted By goatflieg
My wife of 41 years is a bilateral amputee and it...

My wife of 41 years is a bilateral amputee and it will definitely take some doing to get her in and out of the back of my RV-8 but we plan on figuring out a way. Your logic is irrefutable. But will...
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-16-2021, 03:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,288
Posted By goatflieg
I have reserved a rental trailer to transport my...

I have reserved a rental trailer to transport my fuselage to the airport three days from now... but my tow vehicle just blew a trans cooler line two days ago. It's a warranty issue so it has to get...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-16-2021, 03:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,067
Posted By goatflieg
It's been a bucket list item for decades. I...

It's been a bucket list item for decades. I won't make OSH this year because I'll be working hard to finish my RV-8, but the homebuilt camping experience is on my 2022 agenda.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-15-2021, 04:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,158
Posted By goatflieg
I subscribed... you have some good content there.

I subscribed... you have some good content there.
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-12-2021, 07:56 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 14,480
Posted By goatflieg
Excellent! I'm planning my fuselage move one...

Excellent! I'm planning my fuselage move one week from today.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-12-2021, 07:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,337
Posted By goatflieg
I finished the basecoats on my canopy...

I finished the basecoats on my canopy...
Forum: Close Calls / Lessons Learned 07-06-2021, 02:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,710
Posted By goatflieg
Sent Bruce a message today to set my transition...

Sent Bruce a message today to set my transition training dates in October; my RV-8 should be airworthy or very close by then. It's my second attempt at scheduling; had to reschedule from September...
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-05-2021, 08:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,043
Posted By goatflieg
Welcome! My RV-8 should be flying this year. I...

Welcome! My RV-8 should be flying this year. I have two build sites; a KitLog build log and a Blogspot RV-8 blog; see links in my signature below. TONS of detailed information on my journey. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-03-2021, 07:44 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,767
Posted By goatflieg
What did you do with your RV this long weekend (7/2 - 7/5/2021)

With your permission, I'll start...
Got the finished fuselage out of the paint booth; the canopy skirt is next. When the canopy is finished it goes on the fuselage and they both go to the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-01-2021, 08:27 PM
Replies: 292
Views: 70,755
Posted By goatflieg
Wow. I've been fooled by that statement three...

Wow. I've been fooled by that statement three times so far by my count. I've tried hard to be positive about this for a long time. But to find out now that I was fooled a month ago, well... I...
Forum: Painting your RV 06-28-2021, 04:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,974
Posted By goatflieg
part two:

The next three photos give a view of the outboard end. The 4" PVC pipe was cut into two 4' lengths. The pipe is inserted into the rib holes (about 3'); PVC tape was wrapped around the pipe in two...
Forum: Painting your RV 06-28-2021, 04:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,974
Posted By goatflieg
My Wing Rotation Solution for Painting

There have been a lot of creative solutions shared here on how to rotate your wings during the painting process. I've borrowed some ideas from different sources and come up with my own "wing...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-28-2021, 03:19 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,106
Posted By goatflieg
Waiting for the humidity to subside in Michigan...

Waiting for the humidity to subside in Michigan so I can finish painting my fuselage, I switched to the wings, doing fuel tank testing and designing/building my wing rotation system. I think I'll...
Forum: RV-4 06-26-2021, 07:41 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,629
Posted By goatflieg
I used Rust-Oleum VHT white engine enamel. Hope...

I used Rust-Oleum VHT white engine enamel. Hope it works.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-23-2021, 07:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,478
Posted By goatflieg
Best clickbait EVER!

Best clickbait EVER!
Forum: Painting your RV 06-22-2021, 05:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,482
Posted By goatflieg
I took the Sherwin-Williams Aerospace Coatings...

I took the Sherwin-Williams Aerospace Coatings training course in September of 2016; I recommend it. You can find the account of my experience in my Blogspot blog; see the link in my signature and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-19-2021, 09:58 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,351
Posted By goatflieg
Continued painting the fuselage. Joe Lucia...

Continued painting the fuselage. Joe Lucia painted this fantastic nose art for me in only two hours! I have a time lapse video of the process (or most of it) on my YouTube channel; I'll include a...
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-13-2021, 10:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,288
Posted By goatflieg
One tiny advantage of the crankshaft debacle for...

One tiny advantage of the crankshaft debacle for me is that now I'll be transporting the fuselage with the engine off; the rebuilt engine will meet the fuselage at the hangar.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-13-2021, 10:34 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,822
Posted By goatflieg
One photo is worth a thousand words (many of them...

One photo is worth a thousand words (many of them curse words) but I'll use three:
Basecoat is...
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