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Forum: RV-4 04-01-2021, 03:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,659
Posted By Hwood
Talking Soft turf

Smokey...your last strip was soft turf? Really??? Did it have gopher holes too?

It seems that someone with less aviation skills than yourself would get stuck in a field like that...(while trying...
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-01-2021, 07:26 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,190
Posted By Hwood
Crack Cause

Okay...Ill jump in here with my 1 1/2 cent thought...

It seems that everyone blames the canopy crack on the temps...or the drilling...or something else. I'm wondering if it's something that hasn't...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-26-2021, 11:08 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,159
Posted By Hwood
So....size DOES matter!

So....size DOES matter!
Forum: Reviews 03-25-2021, 05:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 655
Posted By Hwood
Iíve bought two full avionics suites from him as...

Iíve bought two full avionics suites from him as well as schematics...I will use him again!
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 03-25-2021, 03:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 472
Posted By Hwood
Lance, sent you a private message

Lance, sent you a private message
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-03-2021, 03:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,961
Posted By Hwood
Just a thought...

You may want to take a look at your snorkel and assess it's condition. I had a startup fart once (which at the tome didn't think it was too bad) but later found the snorkel had about an 8" split from...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-10-2021, 02:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,373
Posted By Hwood
All good stuff....thanks!

All good stuff....thanks!
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-10-2021, 11:29 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,373
Posted By Hwood
Thanks Professor!

Thanks Professor!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-09-2021, 05:18 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,537
Posted By Hwood
I second the motion

Not flying yet but have installed the FlyLEDs and have been very pleased with the product...with the exception that I made the mistake of glancing at the strobes when testing them!

One nice feature...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-09-2021, 03:38 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,373
Posted By Hwood
Taper Necessity

So....am currently working on said baffle kit for my 370 and stumbled on this thread.

Just curious here, as asked by the OP, is this really necessary to close the gap on the tapered section on...
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-12-2020, 03:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,118
Posted By Hwood
Aeroplastics

I bought a canopy from Aeroplastics shortly after Lance sold the company. The service/support was outstanding...the canopy seems to be a little heavier (thicker) than the stock Van's canopy. Got...
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-05-2020, 04:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,329
Posted By Hwood
What is the g limit of the extended hub?

What is the g limit of the extended hub?
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-24-2020, 08:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,144
Posted By Hwood
Both Blake and Paul are supper with the...

Both Blake and Paul are supper with the support...can't say enough good about them!
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-23-2020, 11:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,133
Posted By Hwood
I got a copy of all phases...but you'll have to...

I got a copy of all phases...but you'll have to fly out here to get them!
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-09-2020, 04:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,539
Posted By Hwood
I ran into one or two "misfits" with the assembly...

I ran into one or two "misfits" with the assembly of the fuselage...and every time I solved the issue, it was my bad! The parts all fit like a OJ Simpson glove!

Maybe walk away for a few and...
Forum: RV-14 08-09-2020, 03:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,244
Posted By Hwood
Pictures

Here are some pics....my first stab at attaching. Sorry about the orientation, I'll save that for later!
Forum: RV-14 08-09-2020, 03:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,244
Posted By Hwood
I don't have plans but might be able to find a...

I don't have plans but might be able to find a picture or three, but this is what I did. Using a crate from Van's shipping, I merely cut it down so it was the same height as the DRD2, then cut a hole...
Forum: Acts of Charity (using your RV) 08-05-2020, 01:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,102
Posted By Hwood
If only...

....my -8 was finished and flying!
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-12-2020, 04:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,035
Posted By Hwood
Same-o

The Garmin roll servo mounts the same...bolts right on and connects to the bell crank (already drilled). Piece of cake and easily doable thru the inspection plate.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-09-2020, 03:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,452
Posted By Hwood
Four layers of MY sweatshirt will certainly kill...

Four layers of MY sweatshirt will certainly kill any germs!
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-08-2020, 03:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,060
Posted By Hwood
It must have that dang virus that's going around!

It must have that dang virus that's going around!
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-07-2020, 03:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,659
Posted By Hwood
Same Crossroad

I am at the same crossroad in making a decision about VP... I was all for it, even looking at the costs which are pretty much a wash when added all up, but then the curveball. I just bought the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-21-2020, 10:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,046
Posted By Hwood
Me too!

What a great tool to use for planning the panel....and free!

Yes, me too in the donation column!
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-10-2020, 12:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,144
Posted By Hwood
Curious

Chris,

Just curious when you say there are better choices of engines...are you meaning engines or engine suppliers?

And yes, I am fully aware that it is only your opinion...just curious is...
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-06-2020, 06:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,910
Posted By Hwood
Ditto! Thanks

Ditto!

Thanks
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-06-2020, 05:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,910
Posted By Hwood
Thanks! I was wondering the same thing...in the...

Thanks! I was wondering the same thing...in the process of installing the Grove gear and was quite surprised to see the larger parts!

Nothing a little Dremmel action couldn't handle...but now I have...
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-06-2020, 12:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,013
Posted By Hwood
I had a spring system on my last -8 and had no...

I had a spring system on my last -8 and had no issues...worked well! Doing the same on the one I'm building now.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-03-2020, 12:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,318
Posted By Hwood
That's all good, but I particularly like the...

That's all good, but I particularly like the specific airplane you chose to post on the front page...

"Crazy Woman"!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-24-2019, 02:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,502
Posted By Hwood
I was wondering the same thing

I was wondering the same thing
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-12-2019, 11:25 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,861
Posted By Hwood
I get a charge out of reading these posts!

I get a charge out of reading these posts!
Forum: Reviews 12-11-2019, 04:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,976
Posted By Hwood
Yep...have done business with John for years,...

Yep...have done business with John for years, both on my RV-8 and Baron. John is a no frills, no fluff guy. You get what you see and he sticks to the facts, not opinions. I have not heard anyone who...
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-08-2019, 11:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,178
Posted By Hwood
Build it! Either a QB or old school...build it...

Build it!

Either a QB or old school...build it and you will never regret it! I've done both...QB and SB...both are equally satisfying.
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 12-08-2019, 11:50 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 15,752
Posted By Hwood
No words to add, Tom...My condolences

No words to add, Tom...My condolences
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 12-07-2019, 04:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,757
Posted By Hwood
Very Nice! Inspiring!

Very Nice! Inspiring!
Forum: RV-14 11-26-2019, 02:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,180
Posted By Hwood
My 2 centavos

Something that hasn't been mentioned which I believe to be a big factor in overall build time...time blocks dedicated to the work. For example, if you have a typical day job, and put in two hours...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-21-2019, 03:31 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 11,195
Posted By Hwood
Curious...is that really true? Are Dynon and GRT...

Curious...is that really true? Are Dynon and GRT really nipping at the heels of Garmin and making such strong headway? I haven't heard that.

Put GRT in the first -8...some of their earliest stuff...
Forum: Safety 11-18-2019, 05:34 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,533
Posted By Hwood
Anybody actually REALLY HAVE to use a chute to...

Anybody actually REALLY HAVE to use a chute to get out of an RV?
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-17-2019, 11:54 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 791
Posted By Hwood
Thank You Carl, Thank you!!!

Thank You Carl, Thank you!!!
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-16-2019, 07:16 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 791
Posted By Hwood
Installation Drawing for And Adjustable pedals

Does anyone have an electronic copy of the installation drawing for the -8 ground adjustable rudder pedals?

It seems that my dog ate mine...:rolleyes:

Thanks
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-09-2019, 07:03 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,355
Posted By Hwood
Ha! I have one of those puppies too!

Ha! I have one of those puppies too!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-08-2019, 09:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,008
Posted By Hwood
I had a QuickBuild kit come with the standard...

I had a QuickBuild kit come with the standard seat and changed it out with the tall option...a little bit of a pain (fat fingers), but certainly doable in an hour or two. The only thing is what was...
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 11-07-2019, 07:55 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 9,070
Posted By Hwood
I usually like to preface a transmission to ATC...

I usually like to preface a transmission to ATC with...."Hello" (Technique only)

After all, they are human too.... :)
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-03-2019, 08:17 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,864
Posted By Hwood
Here?s a thought....(not that I have ever this!)...

Here?s a thought....(not that I have ever this!) ...but make sure you are using a #40 dimple and not a #30.... It happens and like I said...not that I have ever done that before, 😇
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-23-2019, 03:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,448
Posted By Hwood
So....there IS a RV-15 then!

So....there IS a RV-15 then!
Forum: Tools 10-03-2019, 04:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,441
Posted By Hwood
Put mine on a stand alone bench...preferably...

Put mine on a stand alone bench...preferably mobile (on wheels). Once it was mounted, I built up around it with leftover crating (thanks Vans!) and put some inexpensive (cheap) carpeting on that. The...
Forum: RV-14 10-03-2019, 09:34 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,869
Posted By Hwood
I'd say flight controls are responsive.....and...

I'd say flight controls are responsive.....and women are sensitive!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-03-2019, 09:32 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 415
Posted By Hwood
Seriously.....

....no expert here but

Sounds like the radio ID has not been activated. If you have subscribed, you may need to send a refresh signal to the receiver (when it is turned on). This can be done online...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-24-2019, 03:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,016
Posted By Hwood
Same-o

Did the same.....cut some old bedrails and just bolted them horizontally on the firewall with 1/4 bolts. Then cut some rails for the rotisserie mount and bolted them perpendicular to the first two....
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-19-2019, 02:59 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 15,821
Posted By Hwood
Pretty Impressive....

......computer work! Way beyond my pay grade and technical intellectual level!

Anyway....my input would be to go along with ditching the round dials. How much backup do you really need? If you...
Forum: Alternative Engines 09-13-2019, 06:31 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 14,115
Posted By Hwood
Two Cents Worth

Just under 200 hp with the weight of a 320? And a radial to boot!

My only take is why not bump up the HP to 250? I don't think there's a problem with too much horsepower!

Go for it...!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-13-2019, 06:14 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 651
Posted By Hwood
Great Book

Marc,

At the suggestion of a good friend, I purchased your book and read it cover to cover. Very well done!
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-24-2019, 05:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,220
Posted By Hwood
I picked up a 1" binder from good ole Amazon as...

I picked up a 1" binder from good ole Amazon as well as a 17" clipboard. The technique here is to pull a page or two out of the binder and put it on the clipboard as work progresses....and when a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-21-2019, 04:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,216
Posted By Hwood
Congrats Jerry! I still want your...

Congrats Jerry! I still want your autograph.....maybe you could sign my hat?

Let's do Santiago brother.....dinner's on me!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-14-2018, 06:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,643
Posted By Hwood
sent you a PM.....

sent you a PM.....
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 12-05-2018, 08:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,757
Posted By Hwood
I thought it was a "Clutter Free Bell TWR".........

I thought it was a "Clutter Free Bell TWR"...... :rolleyes:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-27-2018, 04:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,396
Posted By Hwood
I second the motion.....I am working with Tom now...

I second the motion.....I am working with Tom now and it has been a treat!
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-25-2018, 10:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,042
Posted By Hwood
Thanks guys...of course, going back to one...

Thanks guys...of course, going back to one reservoir is an option and has been considered.
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-25-2018, 08:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,042
Posted By Hwood
Rudder Pedal Travel

Am about to install my ground adjustable rudder pedals (-8) and have found that there is some clearance issues with the independent brake reservoirs hitting the firewall when the rudder pedals are...
Forum: Propellers 11-20-2018, 02:51 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 12,432
Posted By Hwood
I agree with Mr Horton...excellent write up! I...

I agree with Mr Horton...excellent write up! I have been sitting on the fence trying to decide on which direction to go with the prop...but I think that I have just been pushed off the fence!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-18-2018, 12:47 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,888
Posted By Hwood
Awesome! Congrats Bill...! Look forward to seeing...

Awesome! Congrats Bill...! Look forward to seeing it in person.
Forum: Tools 11-13-2018, 05:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,116
Posted By Hwood
The three inch longeron yoke works very well...as...

The three inch longeron yoke works very well...as with any other yoke that you may have. The tool accepts all the standard yokes so whatever you desire should work.

Drop me a pm and I'll send a pic...
Forum: Tools 11-13-2018, 10:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,116
Posted By Hwood
I Got one...

....and just finished using it for the last three hours in the shop! Came in for a break and saw this post.

My impression is this....Both Vince and Tom are spot on! This thing is ****! The...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 10-18-2018, 09:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,542
Posted By Hwood
Are the pancakes gonna have the little airplane...

Are the pancakes gonna have the little airplane on them???
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-09-2018, 02:58 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,495
Posted By Hwood
An introduction

....to the brand new RV-15! :)

Seriously....how about some videos that would elaborate on some of the chapters in the building manual which are common to all the fleet. Such as initial metal...
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