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Forum: RV-14 09-26-2020, 03:43 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 21,056
Posted By cwilkins
Build Class

Just reading through this thread about build times and had a question. Have any of you attended the Synergy Air build class or fundamentals class? They offer a class where you complete the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-14-2020, 12:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,577
Posted By cwilkins
Flyleds is the way to go. Inexpensive, excellent...

Flyleds is the way to go. Inexpensive, excellent customer service, and super bright.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-14-2020, 12:08 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 10,355
Posted By cwilkins
Ordered. Thanks.

Ordered. Thanks.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-26-2020, 01:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,299
Posted By cwilkins
Definitely keeping the -8.

Definitely keeping the -8.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-26-2020, 07:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,299
Posted By cwilkins
Rv-10 or RV-14

It’s time for a project, so I’m trying to decide between the -10 and the -14. Anyone near eastern NC have an RV-10 I could look at and show the wife? I have an -8, so also willing to travel.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-13-2020, 02:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,446
Posted By cwilkins
LED Light Options

What LED lights are you guys using? I was thinking about Flyled, but might be going in a different direction.
Forum: RV-9/9A 07-07-2020, 05:18 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,714
Posted By cwilkins
Pardon

Pardon my ignorance here, but what?s the big deal about a barrel roll? Essentially, it?s a 1g maneuver which makes it pretty benign. While I would agree that you wouldn?t want to go out and do snap...
Forum: Reviews 06-23-2020, 10:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,119
Posted By cwilkins
Paint

What kind of paint did you guys use on the boards?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-12-2020, 08:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,186
Posted By cwilkins
Driving to Ga.

?Tom drove over four hours each way from his home in SC to SAS in Georgia.?

Does Tom not own an RV? Probably would?ve been an hr and a half flight.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-09-2020, 10:48 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,734
Posted By cwilkins
Landing Light Wires

Paul, when you say, “divert the landing light wires” do you mean I’d need to cut the landing light wire coming from the switch, run it to the control board, and then run a wire from the control board...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-09-2020, 06:38 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,734
Posted By cwilkins
About to pull the trigger

I?m sitting here getting ready to order ?The Works? kit. My -8 has a separate switch for NAV, Taxi, Landing, and Wig Wag. Do I need to order the landing light/wig-wag switch or can I just use my...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-06-2020, 09:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 822
Posted By cwilkins
CanBus

I installed the G5 and GMU-11 in my -8 recently and had no communication between the two units. After several hrs of troubleshooting with no success, I decided to recrimp the canbus pins and shield...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-01-2020, 04:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,734
Posted By cwilkins
Thinking about installing Flyleds

I?ve been having issues with my Whelen strobes, and was thinking about upgrading to Flyleds on my RV-8. I?m not worried about building the boards or connectors, but I am concerned about routing the...
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 05-30-2020, 06:59 AM
Replies: 652
Views: 252,122
Posted By cwilkins
RV-15

+1 for a 6 seater. I sold my Cherokee Six, bought an RV-8, and now looking for another Cherokee Six/Saratoga/Bonanza A36... or build an RV-15.:)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-18-2020, 09:28 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,560
Posted By cwilkins
Done

Done.......
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-14-2020, 02:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 995
Posted By cwilkins
Write up

I look forward to reading about your experience. I?m still on the fence.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-14-2020, 12:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 995
Posted By cwilkins
FP to CS

I have an O-360F1A6 that I?ve been thinking of converting to CS. How difficult was it to make the necessary engine changes?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-05-2020, 06:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,223
Posted By cwilkins
Direct Replacement?

Is this a direct replacement or is there something you need to add? I noticed there are some sort of electronics attached to the batteries in the 696.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-26-2020, 11:48 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,950
Posted By cwilkins
Cost

Tim, I think you may have misunderstood taltruda?s question. He wasn?t asking why Van charges more for the -14 kit, but why is the finished product so much more expensive than building a -7.

I am...
Forum: Fiberglass 01-20-2020, 02:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 15,206
Posted By cwilkins
Cleveland Tool Tail Light Adapter Ring

Anyone know if the tailbeacon from Uavionix will fit through the Cleveland Tool adapter ring?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-14-2020, 08:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,350
Posted By cwilkins
Are there nut plates riveted on the Z brackets?

Are there nut plates riveted on the Z brackets?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-14-2020, 04:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,350
Posted By cwilkins
Stripped AN3 bolt

I pulled my left tank and sent it to Weep No More to have it resealed. When installing the AN3 bolts on the spar I think I may have stripped one. Any suggestions on how to fix it?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-25-2019, 09:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 789
Posted By cwilkins
Out of town

I?d love to be there, but I leave for El Paso in the morning.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-24-2019, 08:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 789
Posted By cwilkins
Any builders in Eastern NC?

I?m thinking about starting a build, but would like to get some hands on training. Any builders in eastern NC need some free labor?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-17-2019, 08:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 841
Posted By cwilkins
Shadetree Airport

I recommend Shadetree airport. They have space available in the community hanger and fuel on the field. It is a small grass strip (MS82 I think) just north of Gulfport. Danny Miller is the owner.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-12-2019, 10:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,578
Posted By cwilkins
Loan Term

I borrowed $35k at 4.54% for 36 months.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-11-2019, 11:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,578
Posted By cwilkins
LightStream

I highly recommend LightStream. The interest rate on my unsecured loan is 4.54%. Funded in a day on a holiday weekend.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-10-2019, 12:02 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,570
Posted By cwilkins
Bose vs Lightspeed

I?ve been back and forth over the last few weeks trying to decide between the A20 or the Zulu 3. No real clear winner in my mind, so pretty much a coin toss. I ordered the A20 today. Hopefully I...
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-09-2019, 08:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,195
Posted By cwilkins
Torx

No worries Joe. I just followed the link and ordered some Torx screws.
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-08-2019, 09:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,195
Posted By cwilkins
Plans

Ordered a set of plans from Vans and a pile of 8R8 screws from aircraft spruce.
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-07-2019, 09:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,195
Posted By cwilkins
RV-8 Replacement Screws

I recently bought an RV-8 and removed the floor underneath the front seat. Some of the screws are mismatched, a few were missing, and a few were almost stripped. I do not have a copy of the plans,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-30-2019, 05:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,074
Posted By cwilkins
Congrats

Congratulations on your accomplishment and welcome to the club.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-26-2019, 08:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 523
Posted By cwilkins
Baffling Help in the Southeast

I recently purchased an RV-8, and have been having issues with high CHTs. I?d like to replace the obviously worn baffles, but not being a builder, don?t have a clue what I?m doing. Anybody that...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-18-2019, 08:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 829
Posted By cwilkins
Warning

Btw, she pulled me for 10 over and let me off with a warning.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-18-2019, 08:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,926
Posted By cwilkins
Tailwheel Training

I received transition training and tailwheel endorsement from Jan Bussell in Florida. I think I paid around $165ish/hr. Better catch him before he finally decides to retire.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-18-2019, 08:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 829
Posted By cwilkins
Shout Out to Mark33

Just wanted to take a moment to say thanks to Mark Hornsby, aka Mark33. He picked up my recently purchased RV-8 from Gulfport, MS and delivered it to my home airport, KOAJ, in Jacksonville, NC. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-12-2019, 08:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,782
Posted By cwilkins
Off topic

A little off topic, but opinions on Bose A20 vs Zulu 3 vs Halo QT
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-10-2019, 04:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 984
Posted By cwilkins
RV-8

Thanks Mike. Amir, the plane was built by a friend of mine, John Ratliff. He also built the 100th RV-12, and there?s an article about it on the Van?s website.

While my dad is responsible for...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-09-2019, 09:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 984
Posted By cwilkins
Thanks

Seems easy enough. Thanks for the help.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-09-2019, 08:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 984
Posted By cwilkins
Purchase Paperwork

I just purchased an RV-8. Anyone know exactly what paperwork is needed to transfer ownership? Also, does anyone have a sample Bill of...
Forum: Safety 05-29-2019, 05:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,939
Posted By cwilkins
Good Guy

So sorry for your loss Sam.
Forum: Safety 05-29-2019, 05:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,939
Posted By cwilkins
Just Got an Email

I just got an email from the local EAA chapter about today’s crash. I’ve met both pilots. Bob owns a couple of airplanes to include his latest build, a single seat Panther that looks much like an...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-28-2019, 05:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,082
Posted By cwilkins
I know the feeling...

I was on the wait list for 8 years. Just got offered a hanger last week.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-27-2019, 05:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,438
Posted By cwilkins
Thanks

Thanks for all the replies and suggestions. I was approved today by LightStream for a loan at 4.5% interest. A completely pain-free application process and on holiday weekend at that. Now to go...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-27-2019, 12:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,438
Posted By cwilkins
Mickey, Definitely a deal of a lifetime. The...

Mickey,

Definitely a deal of a lifetime. The plane is in excellent shape too.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-27-2019, 12:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,438
Posted By cwilkins
MWH265, I’m a member of NFCU, but didn’t think...

MWH265,

I’m a member of NFCU, but didn’t think they were in the airplane financing business.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-26-2019, 03:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,438
Posted By cwilkins
sailvi767, Unfortunately, no 401k. I'm active...

sailvi767,

Unfortunately, no 401k. I'm active duty military.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-26-2019, 03:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,438
Posted By cwilkins
thompsonbr87, I would gladly pay 5%. My credit...

thompsonbr87,

I would gladly pay 5%. My credit is good, but I don't know if it's good enough for a 5% personal loan.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-26-2019, 03:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,438
Posted By cwilkins
redbaron, thanks for the reply, but...

redbaron, thanks for the reply, but rguderian@firstpryior.com comes back as undeliverable.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-26-2019, 02:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,438
Posted By cwilkins
Awesome Deal but Need Financing

So I have the opportunity to purchase an RV-8, and I’m looking for financing options. The plane was completed a few years back, and has around 200hrs on it. The builder, a friend of mine, passed...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-24-2019, 04:43 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 683
Posted By cwilkins
RV-14 & RV-10 Demo Ride

I am trying to get buy in from my wife on building our next plane, and looking for a demo ride. We live in Camp Lejeune, NC (eastern NC). I have owned a 7A that I loved, but it?s a little small for...
Forum: Southeast 04-14-2019, 11:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 528
Posted By cwilkins
RV-8 Training in NC or surrounding areas?

I have a chance to buy an -8 at a really good price, but have very little tailwheel time in a Super D. I owned a -7A in the past and feel like I would be comfortable flying the -8, but getting it in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-31-2018, 02:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,000
Posted By cwilkins
Primary Flight Instruction

This is probably listed in another thread somewhere, but I couldn't find it...

I am in the process of purchasing an RV. Both my wife and brother are interested in getting their pilot's license,...
Forum: Florida (North) 04-28-2018, 05:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,725
Posted By cwilkins
Jax

mturnerb, where are you in Jax? I'm in Fleming Island, and would love to stop by and help bang some rivets.

Also, anyone in the Jax area willing to take me up in an -8? I'm in the process of...
Forum: RV-10 09-15-2017, 07:36 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,955
Posted By cwilkins
Ballast

I can add an additional 280lbs, but you'll have to swing by Jacksonville Florida and pick me up. Thinking of building a -10, and would love to fly in one first...
Forum: RV-14 01-16-2016, 07:25 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 11,279
Posted By cwilkins
Mitch, what airport are you based out of?

Mitch, what airport are you based out of?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-04-2014, 06:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,512
Posted By cwilkins
KOAJ

I'm based out of OAJ, and can verify that there are no landing fees here. If you're flying in here and need a ride somewhere just let me know.
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-30-2012, 04:18 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,411
Posted By cwilkins
RV Bug

I was infected by the "RV Bug" by taking a ride with John Ratliff out of the Gulfport, MS area. I just randomly met him, and he, along with the rest of the crew at Shade Tree airport took me in like...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-30-2012, 02:57 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,115
Posted By cwilkins
Which Plane?

I too am at the point where I'm ready to buy, but trying to decide the "right plane" for me. The popular theme throughout these forums seems to be that the -14 is going to cost a lot more than...
Forum: RV-14 12-27-2012, 11:39 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 10,844
Posted By cwilkins
Oh great. LHZ is much closer. Looks like a 45...

Oh great. LHZ is much closer. Looks like a 45 min flight.
Forum: RV-14 12-24-2012, 04:39 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 10,844
Posted By cwilkins
@DRBuilder... I noticed you're from the Winston...

@DRBuilder... I noticed you're from the Winston Salem area. I am stationed at Camp Lejeune, but currently in Afghanistan. Looking to return to the states sometime around May and would love to come...
Forum: RV-14 04-04-2012, 04:49 PM
Replies: 367
Views: 156,796
Posted By cwilkins
6 Seat RV-14A

RV-14A... Maybe a 6 seat kit??? That would be great for those of us with more than 2 kids.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-07-2011, 12:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,028
Posted By cwilkins
I ordered my empannage kit on May 27th, and it...

I ordered my empannage kit on May 27th, and it will be here on June 9th. Customer number 120551.
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