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Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-21-2022, 06:36 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,345
Posted By goatflieg
I can't help but wonder if Barrett will do the...

I can't help but wonder if Barrett will do the rebuild... after all, they share the same driveway with Aircraft Specialties. Hoping that's the case, no pun intended.
Forum: RV-3 01-19-2022, 02:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 740
Posted By goatflieg
Bruce Bohannon is the best possible instructor...

Bruce Bohannon is the best possible instructor for RV-3 transition training. In addition to having the only RV-8 in the world set up for proper transition training, he has extensive experience...
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-17-2022, 02:27 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 949
Posted By goatflieg
I wanted mine to be supported from both sides to...

I wanted mine to be supported from both sides to increase rigidity and better protection from wind gusts, so I cobbled this together. Stupid-complicated-yet-simple, I may refine it in the future. ...
Forum: My RV Build Project 01-16-2022, 06:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,720
Posted By goatflieg
Welcome, Adam! You'll come to appreciate the VAF...

Welcome, Adam! You'll come to appreciate the VAF community. I started building my RV-8 in 2014; should be airworthy within the next couple months. I've heavily documented my experience here and on...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-07-2022, 01:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,377
Posted By goatflieg
I suspect Superior is in a lot of trouble right...

I suspect Superior is in a lot of trouble right now. I have to be careful, because I see they're still an advertiser here and I know VAF does not want to allow vendor bashing. But everyone who was...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-03-2022, 06:34 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 371
Posted By goatflieg
If you're primer is anything like the...

If you're primer is anything like the Sherwin-Williams primer I used, I'd leave it alone. Mine gave a nice smooth surface that I believe offers more protection than a sanded surface. You'll have to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-02-2022, 08:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 304
Posted By goatflieg
Hope you have a massive hard drive storage...

Hope you have a massive hard drive storage system... video takes up a LOT of space!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-02-2022, 12:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,931
Posted By goatflieg
This was timely for me. I had conducted fuel...

This was timely for me. I had conducted fuel flow tests from each tank and the Andair pump provided almost 200% of max engine requirement. Tests were done in level attitude and my unusable fuel was...
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-31-2021, 08:29 AM
Replies: 991
Views: 829,819
Posted By goatflieg
I posted the link to the latest Blogspot entry in...

I posted the link to the latest Blogspot entry in my build thread here, but the obligatory teaser photo didn't really show anything. So I want to share the final photo of my airplane in 2021. So......
Forum: My RV Build Project 12-31-2021, 08:18 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 94,050
Posted By goatflieg
Latest Blogspot post is up; see link in signature...

Latest Blogspot post is up; see link in signature below. Getting very close now; only hundreds more irritating and/or exciting tasks left! Here's the obligatory teaser...
Forum: Painting your RV 12-30-2021, 04:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 762
Posted By goatflieg
A little late for me, but I can certainly vouch...

A little late for me, but I can certainly vouch for the quality of Sherwin-Williams products, training and customer support. Glad they did this.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 12-26-2021, 09:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 849
Posted By goatflieg
A zip-tie and short segment of rubber hose can be...

A zip-tie and short segment of rubber hose can be assembled into a flexible spacer. Just make sure that the items being clamped won't be damaged by the sharp edges of the zip-tie.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-26-2021, 09:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,802
Posted By goatflieg
Didn't get any meaningful work done on the...

Didn't get any meaningful work done on the airplane, but did manage a quick photo shoot outside the hangar this afternoon, between pesky holiday distractions. Getting closer...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 12-22-2021, 07:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 808
Posted By goatflieg
That was a spectacular series... and an amazing...

That was a spectacular series... and an amazing capture of the moonrise. Were these all cell phone photos? If so, what model cell phone? I ask because I'm just about to upgrade my iPhone. Hoping...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-18-2021, 02:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 484
Posted By goatflieg
RV-8 dipstick calibration question

I'm just about to calibrate my dipstick (Superior IO-360; stock oil cooler placement). I'm wondering about whether or not the oil cooler should be pre-oiled. It looks to me that it wouldn't hold...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-13-2021, 07:14 AM
Replies: 336
Views: 85,434
Posted By goatflieg
Sorry it took so long to get back to you on this;...

Sorry it took so long to get back to you on this; power outage disrupted my life for a couple days. Barrett sourced my new crankshaft from Continental.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-08-2021, 02:57 PM
Replies: 336
Views: 85,434
Posted By goatflieg
Thank you, Ed. Some good news at last... at...

Thank you, Ed. Some good news at last... at least for some. And at least I can say that what Bill told me was true this time.
Forum: Tools 12-08-2021, 07:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 592
Posted By goatflieg
I ordered the 4P3-T26 tool set, the SK425-PK pick...

I ordered the 4P3-T26 tool set, the SK425-PK pick tool set and 8) SK-RCVI cleco adapters.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-08-2021, 07:26 AM
Replies: 336
Views: 85,434
Posted By goatflieg
Most of the contradictory responses came from...

Most of the contradictory responses came from SAP; they've been contradicting themselves. I was tempted to bring up the adverse affect this situation has had on their reputation during my phone call...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-07-2021, 10:09 PM
Replies: 336
Views: 85,434
Posted By goatflieg
At the very least, they should be on the hook to...

At the very least, they should be on the hook to buy back the original bad cranks at the purchased price. I wish I could believe they'd be honorable enough to reimburse us for the cost of the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-06-2021, 04:24 PM
Replies: 336
Views: 85,434
Posted By goatflieg
The paperwork is at the hangar and I'll have to...

The paperwork is at the hangar and I'll have to double check the next time I get out there; I'll get back to you.
Forum: The RV Grin 12-06-2021, 10:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,085
Posted By goatflieg
My own RV Grin is on approach...

My own RV Grin is on approach...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-04-2021, 07:36 AM
Replies: 336
Views: 85,434
Posted By goatflieg
Might as well get this off my chest and share my...

Might as well get this off my chest and share my outcome...
After so many months of being baited by an AMOC that was/wasn't submitted I began to feel that there might never be a resolution. On...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-29-2021, 06:26 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,437
Posted By goatflieg
Mike, thanks for the tips. I found it necessary...

Mike, thanks for the tips. I found it necessary to cut my RV-8 stick down to clear the bottom of the panel; I have the stick grip positioned so it just barely clears. Bruce Bohannon's RV-8 has a...
Forum: My RV Build Project 11-16-2021, 09:15 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 94,050
Posted By goatflieg
Latest Blogspot post is up; see link in signature...

Latest Blogspot post is up; see link in signature below. The roller coaster ride continues, increasing in speed and ferocity. Here's the obligatory teaser...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-14-2021, 11:38 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,551
Posted By goatflieg
Love this articulating seat, Dan. When my wife...

Love this articulating seat, Dan. When my wife had back surgery recently, I made the investment on a pair of raising recliners for both of us, and we love them. I also recently got an Aerocreeper...
Forum: Safety 11-14-2021, 11:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,328
Posted By goatflieg
I'm also a big advocate of the post-flight...

I'm also a big advocate of the post-flight walkaround. Many years ago I used to rent a Super Cub out of RDD in Northern California. After one enjoyable flight I landed, taxiied to the FBO ramp and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-09-2021, 11:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,410
Posted By goatflieg
Ok, that made me laugh out loud...

Ok, that made me laugh out loud...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-08-2021, 04:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 701
Posted By goatflieg
I tried, Vic... I tried... :D No worries... I...

I tried, Vic... I tried... :D
No worries... I think I've found someone near Cleveland that will work for me. I contacted Matthew Tomsheck of Expedited Airworthiness Services in Seville, OH and he...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-08-2021, 10:26 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,551
Posted By goatflieg
Received the following reply from Blake...

Received the following reply from Blake Frazier:
Thanks for getting in touch and thanks for starting up this conversation. We've been working on these on the back burner for some time now but the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-08-2021, 01:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 701
Posted By goatflieg
I see that the East Michigan FSDO has Randal H....

I see that the East Michigan FSDO has Randal H. Drew listed as a DAR. Has anyone here had any experience with him?
(Never mind. Further research indicates he is not qualified as a Function 47 DAR,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-07-2021, 06:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 701
Posted By goatflieg
Seeking DAR in Southeast Michigan

Unfortunately the primary DAR in this area is no longer with us. I asked Vic Syracuse but he doesn't want to travel this far. Any other recommendations would be helpful.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-06-2021, 03:54 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,551
Posted By goatflieg
Glad to hear that flyboyaccessories will be...

Glad to hear that flyboyaccessories will be working on an improved model; sent Blake an email. My plans for my own version have been cancelled; my co-builder for that project was killed in a plane...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-05-2021, 10:33 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,551
Posted By goatflieg
I remember reading your posts in the older...

I remember reading your posts in the older thread; consider me warned. If we do sell them it will be on-demand with very small margin and we will sell them at the price we have to charge. I'm sure...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-05-2021, 03:22 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,551
Posted By goatflieg
Yes; that is one of the considerations we're...

Yes; that is one of the considerations we're targeting.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-04-2021, 09:12 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,551
Posted By goatflieg
I've seen the wooden ones; saved photos and...

I've seen the wooden ones; saved photos and considered doing that since I've built so many other wooden jigs and stands. But I really like the metal one and have some improvements in mind. It's...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-04-2021, 01:36 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,551
Posted By goatflieg
I'm creating the Tail Mate II

Since there are no tailwheel lifts currently available on the market, I've begun designing my own improved version of the original Tail Mate. I'm thinking about going into small-volume production...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-04-2021, 01:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 548
Posted By goatflieg
Bruce Bohannon can train you in both the Pitts...

Bruce Bohannon can train you in both the Pitts and the RV-8. Highly recommended.
Forum: Reviews 11-01-2021, 04:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 873
Posted By goatflieg
Anti-Splat Aero Epilogue

Received my custom replacement parts several days ago; they fit well and work as intended. I boxed and shipped the stock parts back to them today. $12.78 return shipping in trade for two...
Forum: Reviews 10-29-2021, 01:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 873
Posted By goatflieg
Two Positive Reviews: Anti-Splat Aero and Airflow Performance

The build has handed me a lot of lemons lately, but I'm glad to share some folks that have been helping me make some lemonade.
I ordered an Ultimate Gust Lock from Anti-Splat Aero for my RV-8; not...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-29-2021, 12:45 PM
Replies: 336
Views: 85,434
Posted By goatflieg
Yeah, I won't beat that drum here; I'm only...

Yeah, I won't beat that drum here; I'm only pondering right now. I will contact you though, out of curiosity.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-29-2021, 07:01 AM
Replies: 336
Views: 85,434
Posted By goatflieg
I also think this situation is due to the new...

I also think this situation is due to the new ownership. I think Bill is being kept on a very tight leash and he can't discuss it; probably has standing orders to say "we're very close" over and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-28-2021, 08:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,468
Posted By goatflieg
My daughter helped me rivet my aft top skin as...

My daughter helped me rivet my aft top skin as well. A great memory.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-25-2021, 01:51 PM
Replies: 336
Views: 85,434
Posted By goatflieg
I reached out to the FAA Airworthiness Directive...

I reached out to the FAA Airworthiness Directive department today; they referred me to Justin; I sent an email and his response was very similar:

I'll say one thing... I got prompt replies from both...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-21-2021, 03:52 PM
Replies: 336
Views: 85,434
Posted By goatflieg
I wish I had that option, but I don't have the...

I wish I had that option, but I don't have the spare funds right now to buy a crankshaft; I've just barely got enough set aside for the rebuild I have to pay for. Hopes are getting dashed. Even...
Forum: Reviews 10-21-2021, 12:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 964
Posted By goatflieg
Bruce asked me to pull it and I will respect his...

Bruce asked me to pull it and I will respect his wishes. I'll also change the post; thanks for mentioning it. I may make another edit someday.
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-20-2021, 02:52 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 10,385
Posted By goatflieg
All's Well that Ends Well

Conducted a final test today; no leaks; firm pressure. Onward and upward...
https://youtu.be/_27Gnq_pMSg
Worth watching for the stinger. Airports sure are noisy places.
MJF
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-19-2021, 04:41 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 10,385
Posted By goatflieg
I may have success; we'll see tomorrow. (see...

I may have success; we'll see tomorrow. (see earlier post)
As near as I can figure (and I'm NOT a chemist), according to the Loctite 243 TDS, it is a dimethacrylate ester primarily designed as a...
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-19-2021, 04:21 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 10,385
Posted By goatflieg
Success at last?

My new gallon of Aeroshell Fluid 31 arrived today; drained old/flushed fluid into storage and refilled pressure pot with new fluid. Refilled and bled brake system; no spills, no leaks. I let it sit...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-19-2021, 05:02 AM
Replies: 336
Views: 85,434
Posted By goatflieg
By my count, the 45 day FAA response time has...

By my count, the 45 day FAA response time has expired. Rhonda at Barrett has heard nothing from Superior except what we've already heard: "We're very close. The AMOC has been submitted." Rhonda...
Forum: My RV Build Project 10-18-2021, 09:27 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 94,050
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 10-17-2021, 09:20 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 94,050
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, 04:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,231
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, 09:09 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 10,385
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, 09:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 831
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, 09:09 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 10,385
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, 08:45 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 10,385
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, 08:41 PM
Replies: 336
Views: 85,434
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, 02:31 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 10,385
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: Reviews 10-12-2021, 03:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 964
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, 04:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 990
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, 04:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 990
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, 12:54 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 610
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, 12:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 990
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...
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