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Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-21-2021, 02:52 PM
Replies: 302
Views: 72,555
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 10-20-2021, 11:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 556
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, 01:52 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 6,639
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, 03:41 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 6,639
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, 03:21 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 6,639
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, 04:02 AM
Replies: 302
Views: 72,555
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, 08:27 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 88,922
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, 08:20 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 88,922
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: 1,422
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: 82
Views: 6,639
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: 4
Views: 476
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: 82
Views: 6,639
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: 82
Views: 6,639
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: 302
Views: 72,555
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: 82
Views: 6,639
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, 02:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 556
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: 589
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: 589
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: 267
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: 589
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: 82
Views: 6,639
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: 958
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: 82
Views: 6,639
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: 82
Views: 6,639
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: 82
Views: 6,639
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: 82
Views: 6,639
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: 82
Views: 6,639
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: 82
Views: 6,639
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: 82
Views: 6,639
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: 82
Views: 6,639
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: 82
Views: 6,639
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: 2,945
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: 88,922
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: 339,359
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: 88,922
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: 88,922
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: 1,389
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: 302
Views: 72,555
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: 1,156
Posted By goatflieg
Excellent capture!

Excellent capture!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-15-2021, 08:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,766
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: 2,766
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: 2,694
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: 2,566
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: 2,694
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: 302
Views: 72,555
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: 302
Views: 72,555
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: 88,922
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: 27,433
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: 88,922
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: 3,088
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: 302
Views: 72,555
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: 2,261
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: 2,311
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: 2,090
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: 1,177
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: 14,622
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: 1,375
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: 1,746
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: 1,057
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: 4,862
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: 302
Views: 72,555
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: 2,008
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: 2,008
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: 3,153
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...
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