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Forum: RV-8/8A 04-06-2021, 07:35 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,660
Posted By Doug94
Toddís canopy crack

Chris, I have a tinted Toddís, screwed on. Every screw hole was buffed and polished... On a -20 night I was in my hanger and heard the break. Stop drilled it and it hasnít migrated in 5 years. The...
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-11-2020, 05:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 893
Posted By Doug94
NAS1804 option

Actually I did change out the standard nut. I don?t recall the specific nut I used, but it is a 6 point high strength locking steel nut that was being recommended throughout VAF about 8 years ago. ...
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-11-2020, 02:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 893
Posted By Doug94
Charlie question

That is exactly the one Charlie - I sent you a PM. They are pricey but well worth it!!!
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-11-2020, 01:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 893
Posted By Doug94
O/B Landing Gear Nuts

Having just taken the time during our "stay-at-home" period to complete this years condition inspection I was determined to tackle one of the long standing issues...the o/b landing gear nuts in the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-15-2019, 03:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 866
Posted By Doug94
Electrical question

A quick question...

I am replacing a nippondanzo alternator with a plane power alternator from Vans. On the back of the ND alternator a single wire is connected to the field. For those of you that...
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-26-2018, 01:28 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 986
Posted By Doug94
Aluminum Canopy Skirts

I'm considering re-doing my sliding canopy (I have a 4" crack in the usual spot that has driven me nuts for 4 years (been completed 5 years)). I've heard of others that have gone the metal skirt...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-14-2018, 02:09 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 635
Posted By Doug94
Whalen strobes gave up

I was out today in overcast condition using the strobes and they stopped functioning. I?ve been thinking about upgrading (not looking to spend big dollars) and now it appears I get to.

What options...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 06-06-2018, 05:33 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 18,171
Posted By Doug94
48 states 7 days

I love what you are doing. This has been on my list for the last couple of years - retirement in 13 months, 48 state contiguous US state tour in 13 months 1 day. Keep up the journal, I love reading...
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-07-2017, 08:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,842
Posted By Doug94
Crack repair

I had a crack in the same spot, 4" and stop drilled. I ran across a product and procedure in this forum that I followed. Right now it's been more than 2 years and no problems.

Product: scigrip #4...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-07-2017, 08:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,402
Posted By Doug94
Airport recommendation in Tennessee

In a 1 1/2 years I'll be retiring and relocating 1/2 way between kids. I'm looking at Tennessee being that half way state (glad to leave Illinois). A primary consideration is a builder friendly GA...
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-03-2017, 10:56 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 911
Posted By Doug94
Lettering Dimensions

My 8 has been finished for a couple of years now and I would like to put the "pilot / builder...name" decal on the skirt of the canopy. I've been vacillating on the size of the lettering. Does...
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-23-2017, 06:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,151
Posted By Doug94
Retro fitting Grove Gear

I have the standard Vans flat gear legs on my 8, and with an ongoing interest to constantly upgrade, I am interested in installing Grove gear legs. Have anyone done this and what (if any)...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-15-2017, 05:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,807
Posted By Doug94
Safety pilot

Pm sent Jan 15
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-28-2016, 06:32 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 33,178
Posted By Doug94
Status report on SB

With trepidation I went to the hanger last weekend to check on the studs of the mystery bolts. My 8 has been done since 11/13 and is serial number 81415. The bolts were there; lucky me (in a sick...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-18-2016, 07:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,378
Posted By Doug94
Great video

Awesome video. I'm using a Garmin Virb and really struggling with creating the video. what video editing software are you using?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-31-2016, 08:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,491
Posted By Doug94
Cracked spinner

I went out to the hanger today to prep my -8- for a trip this weekend and found four cracks in my aluminum spinner. No prop strike, no binding in spinner connections just cracks. Anyone have any...
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-08-2016, 06:33 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,650
Posted By Doug94
Canopy sealing

Looking for ideas....

I'm going to participate in some SARL events this year and the only concern I have is when I exceed about 175 knots i get some "oil-can like" experience with what I think is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-30-2016, 04:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,224
Posted By Doug94
alternative to tank sealant

What is an alternative to the tank sealant to use on the foam ribs in the 14 elevator trim tab? The instructions call for tank sealant. Mine is old and I would rather use another adhesive that will...
Forum: RV-14 10-18-2015, 06:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,567
Posted By Doug94
ADAHRS Mount

Seeing lots of questions about options however I am looking for a picture or two of the mount for a dynon specifically. Any help would be appreciated. If I'm missing the thread please direct...
Forum: RV-14 10-18-2015, 08:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,567
Posted By Doug94
Dual Dynon ADAHRS in wing

Has anyone installed the Dynon ADAHRS in the wing? I'm installing a dual ADAHRS and looking for ideas/pictures/words of wisdom.... The skins are on and the mounting plate is installed, just...
Forum: RV-14 09-08-2015, 02:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,133
Posted By Doug94
Vans Wiring Harness update

OK I talked to the mother ship...... Here is there assessment for future reference

Although the 14 is made to support the Dynon equipment, the harness which is constructed by Stein is more generic. ...
Forum: RV-14 09-06-2015, 03:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,133
Posted By Doug94
Dynon Roll Servo Wiring Question

Re: Wiring of Dynon roll servo to vans supplied AP wiring harness.

I presume I match up the colored wires to the corresponding colored wires in the vans supplied molex connector. There is one extra...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-14-2015, 05:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,317
Posted By Doug94
LED landing and taxi lights

I've entered the domain of repeat offenders and am building my second RV and am considering alternative components. I've seen the aero led and Whalen products out there for boo coo (technical term)...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-27-2014, 08:43 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 915
Posted By Doug94
Wanted....Wing rack (IL)

I've just entered the "repeat offender" status. Having finished an 8 two years ago I unloaded most of my building/storage apparatus. I just started building wings for a 14, anyone in the area have a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-11-2014, 06:49 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,442
Posted By Doug94
Parachute group buy

I'm most familiar with the softie type, I'd be interested in hearing the proposal
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-08-2014, 02:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,234
Posted By Doug94
Inop Flaps any ideas

I went up yesterday and the flaps did not extend. I cycled the circuit breaker and the flaps cycled once. Then nothing. A second attempt at cycling the circuit breaker worked again but the third...
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-21-2014, 10:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,038
Posted By Doug94
Fire Extinguisher

I just got a fire extinguisher for the RV8 after two years of flying and am curious where others have mounted theirs. Any recommendations?
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-07-2014, 06:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,357
Posted By Doug94
Cooling ramp

Gash,

I attached the dynamite to the cooling ramp. I got the idea for this product from other rv8 builders who have used this. I know three others - working great for all.

Doug
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-03-2014, 07:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,357
Posted By Doug94
Cooling ramp

Gash,

I used Dynamat on the inside of the cooling ramp. It is a sound deadening, vibration dampening material that can be purchased at Best Buy and other like stores. It is a "peel and stick"...
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-19-2014, 04:39 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 15,790
Posted By Doug94
Checkerboard rudder

http://http://s1018.photobucket.com/user/doug94/media/imagejpg5_zps7fdd681b.jpg.html?sort=3&o=2

http://s1018.photobucket.com/user/doug94/media/imagejpg3_zpsbda39eca.jpg.html?sort=3&o=5

3" squares...
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-11-2014, 07:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,253
Posted By Doug94
Cracked canopy

Mine cracked on the coldest night of the year this winter also. It was about 75% of the way back and I caught it when it was 4" long. Stop drilled with a #40 bit and used Weldon 4 and 16 to repair....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-01-2014, 09:50 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 11,899
Posted By Doug94
Surging prop and power loss

Ed,

Don't discount looking at the prop if it is a cs hartzell. I had the same issue about 5 months ago (no mayday or emergency declaration though). The short story was the prop hub "crapped-out"...
Forum: Propellers 09-06-2013, 12:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 8,253
Posted By Doug94
Rotation of prop

Bill,

The rotation of the prop blades is most easily accomplished with the air presure method. Disconnect the oil line from the behind the prop and just use nominal air pressure. Its a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-16-2013, 08:20 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,175
Posted By Doug94
Oil Cooler Ducting

High oil temps are leading me to change oil coolers (had the wrong one installed in the first place). I am installing an Aero-Classic 8001599 which has core dimensions of 6" x 4.33" and am looking...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-04-2013, 02:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,541
Posted By Doug94
Crow Spacers

I installed Crow belts in my 8 and instead of using a spacer I went to Fastenall and bought some washers with the internal diameter consistent with the bolt size (I think it was a 1/4" bolt 4-) and...
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-17-2013, 07:02 AM
Replies: 731
Views: 841,466
Posted By Doug94
Flipping the screen

The beauty of the Dynon is you can arrange the panel in lots of different configurations. If you look closely I only have about 13 hours on the plane and am still doing phase 1 flight testing - the...
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-16-2013, 07:31 PM
Replies: 731
Views: 841,466
Posted By Doug94
Centered Skyview

Mike is right - it is ever so slightly off center. The braces for the radio stack are set to the left as far as they can go, sitting in the plane it works well for me. :)
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-15-2013, 08:10 PM
Replies: 731
Views: 841,466
Posted By Doug94
604DD

http://i1018.photobucket.com/albums/af310/doug94/Panel604DD_zps29f50f81.jpg

http://s1018.photobucket.com/user/doug94/media/Panel604DD_zps29f50f81.jpg.html

PS 8000, SL60 nav/GPS, Garmin 430W,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-05-2013, 06:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,596
Posted By Doug94
direction post

Dan,
Did you post the instructions at one point on the procedures to do this? I'm just curious if the glass is completely cut off and what type of rubber mix is used that will form up firmly before I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-04-2013, 09:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,596
Posted By Doug94
Help finding previous post wheelpant rubber

A while back I saw a post where the bottom couple of inches of the wheelpants were removed and a rubber mold was made and installed to the wheelpants to prevent any serious damage if the wheelpants...
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-22-2013, 08:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,479
Posted By Doug94
Help where do i get cowl plugs for SJ cowl

Does anyone have a source for cowl plugs for a Sam James Cowl? Thanks
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-17-2013, 08:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,575
Posted By Doug94
Baggage door support

Dont "over-engineer" this part, there is plenty of places to do this throughout the build. I used this, works great and set me back $11.95. This works on lots of baggage doors out there - if you...
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-08-2012, 06:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,375
Posted By Doug94
First Flight N604DD

Add one more to the list.... N604DD broke the bonds of gravity today and took to the sky. Performed just liked I hoped it would... pictures to follow:)
Forum: Midwest 10-19-2012, 08:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,188
Posted By Doug94
Transition Training N. Illinois S. Wi

I am looking for some transition training in Illinois or Wisconsin. Does anyone provide this? Please pm me if you do and I will call. Thanks
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-24-2012, 06:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,592
Posted By Doug94
A reflection on the experience

A reflection on the ?experience?
Almost three years ago I started on the construction of a pile of aluminum, bags and bags of hardware and lots of excitement. I was comfortable with my experience...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-22-2012, 10:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,060
Posted By Doug94
Skyview fuel sensor help needed

I hope someone can help with this, I just might be overthinking this a bit. If you have installed a skyview system with the EMS module, do the fuel sensor wires (20 and 21) just get connected to the...
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-02-2012, 02:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,758
Posted By Doug94
Baggage door

WOW do I feel stupid! Almost three years into this thing and the baggage door is the very last thing I am doing and this answer nails home tunnel vision. Thanks
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-02-2012, 01:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,758
Posted By Doug94
Baggage door rivets

Here's a quickie for anyone who has completed this.....

How did you rivet the top baggabe door to the ribs? The shape of the ribs prevent the squeezer from getting in there. Any suggestions? Thanks
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-30-2012, 01:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,723
Posted By Doug94
Gummy residue removal from windshield

I've been working on the fiberglass fairing around my windshield and have gummy residue left from electrical tape in some areas. I dont want to use laquer thinner to remove it for fear of ruining...
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-15-2012, 10:32 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,609
Posted By Doug94
Smile Crisp edge on Fiberglass help needed

I laid up my windshield fairing this weekend and I'm just looking for some possible hints or ideas. The face and fiberglass/metal intersection are fine, the help I need is on the...
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-27-2012, 03:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,180
Posted By Doug94
Sequence follow up

THanks Don. That is the part that I'm referring to. Does this get fiberglassed over when constructing the windscreen?
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-27-2012, 02:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,180
Posted By Doug94
F821PP and Roll Bar Gap Help Needed

I'm nearing the end of my build and have a "sequence" question that I cant find in my manual. When installing F821PP (upper skin over baggage compartment and instrument Bay) when do you install the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-13-2012, 01:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,216
Posted By Doug94
prop rotation

I am pushing 90 psi through my hose and that worked great. Actually as I squeezed the plastic hose around the air hose I could work the blades through the full change in rotation quickly or slowly...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-12-2012, 07:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,216
Posted By Doug94
Rotation of Prop

I just went through fitting the spinner gap fillers and contacted Vans for info on rotating the prop. They shared the wood method which I didnt think much of so I called a local propeller shop in...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-14-2012, 09:11 PM
Replies: 423
Views: 112,068
Posted By Doug94
Check-list please

I love the endless help :) Can you send me a checklist as well. Thank you in advance

ddomeracki@comcast.net

Doug
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-13-2012, 11:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,180
Posted By Doug94
Aluminum Spinner to front spinner bulkhead

If you have installed an aluminum spinner, how/have you drilled for the s603 front spinner bulkhead. There is a large gap between my S603 and the side of the spinner - should I ignore and just...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-18-2012, 04:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,537
Posted By Doug94
Wing Painting

I will begin painting my wings next weekend and am wondering how those of you have done this have rotated the wings? Working with my painter we want to paint the top and bottom in a horizontal...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-13-2012, 06:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,459
Posted By Doug94
gas cap and paint

so.... I'm painting the pieces of an 8 and getting ready to paint the wings. Do the gas caps get painted? What have some of you done? Thanks for the thoughts
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-02-2012, 08:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,251
Posted By Doug94
SJ Cowl Question

taking a moment to ask if others have had this concern with the SJ Cowl. On the left side of the cowling the cowl extends out from the fuse about 5/8", on the right side it lays perfectly - yes it...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-19-2011, 09:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,764
Posted By Doug94
Flap Motor

A quick wiring questions....

The flap motor supplied by vans has a twisted pair of wires that come out of the motor about 12 inches long. Do I need to run a twisted pair all the way to my relay or...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-20-2011, 08:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,173
Posted By Doug94
GPS Antenna Wire

I'm using RG400 cable from my GPS antenna on shelf (forward side of firewall) and want to run those cables through the same pass thru where my positive power from shunt to buss bar go thru (#8 wire)....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-03-2011, 08:29 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,238
Posted By Doug94
Ammeter wire

I'm hoping that I can get some guidance from the builders that have gone before me... I have the original Vans Alternator, not plane power, and am wiring for a Dynon Skyview and the Dynon 60 amp...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-04-2011, 05:07 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,362
Posted By Doug94
CHT EGT And Firewall penetration

1. Does anyone have any suggestions or pictures of how they ran the CHT and EGT wires? I am struggling with going over or under the pipes and where and how the wires were held away from them. I...
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-20-2011, 07:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,652
Posted By Doug94
Skirts

Mike,

I wish I could help you but I had to write and say I too have been holding off on the skirts and would absolutely love to get a couple of hours from someone like you did who has been down this...
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