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Forum: RV-8/8A 01-22-2022, 11:09 AM
Replies: 908
Views: 1,277,706
Posted By ksdflying
WOW! Robert, great decisions on the paint!

WOW! Robert, great decisions on the paint!
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-22-2022, 11:07 AM
Replies: 908
Views: 1,277,706
Posted By ksdflying
Wow Mike G.! Just wow!

Wow Mike G.! Just wow!
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-22-2022, 11:04 AM
Replies: 1,000
Views: 876,493
Posted By ksdflying
Good job Martin! I've been on a silence race,...

Good job Martin! I've been on a silence race, but you have won. I'm right behind you. Good luck with airworthiness. Appreciate your time on your blog site. Some helpful stuff there.
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-14-2020, 03:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,619
Posted By ksdflying
I remember this. I have a photo that is same as...

I remember this. I have a photo that is same as your photo angle. See If I can add. But I remember this. This was one of those task of a bunch of 2 steps forward one step back to properly "MATCH...
Forum: Tools 09-11-2020, 06:07 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 14,959
Posted By ksdflying
Little Rubber Grommets

I can’t take credit for this. Someone on here taught me this trick. It has been flawless and is now a must do always. Use rubber grommets on shop head of both 3/32 and 1/8” rivets. Buy two sizes...
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-11-2020, 05:57 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 10,804
Posted By ksdflying
I have to give credit where credit is due. EarthX...

I have to give credit where credit is due. EarthX absolutely deserves respect! I am abundantly relieved and happy with the lipo batteries I invested in. I had an issue but because I hastily bought...
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-09-2020, 09:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,476
Posted By ksdflying
Are you interested in a project or do you have to...

Are you interested in a project or do you have to have a finished plane. mine meets your criteria pretty closely. Custom slider canopy mod. finished.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-09-2020, 09:15 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 19,165
Posted By ksdflying
It is perfect Tom. Thanks for coming up with a...

It is perfect Tom. Thanks for coming up with a good solution. 9 of every 10 other components all require modification. Even from big name makers of stuff that frankly we should not have to modify....
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-31-2020, 07:34 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 10,804
Posted By ksdflying
Update 9-10-2020; I have to give credit where...

Update 9-10-2020; I have to give credit where credit is due. EarthX absolutely deserves respect! I am abundantly relived and happy. I probably vented my frustration too early. I sent my batteries...
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-25-2020, 09:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,250
Posted By ksdflying
When you drill the engine mount holes, the trick...

When you drill the engine mount holes, the trick I did to get almost exactly on location, meaning mine is literally less than 1/16" off side to side. I did this by using bushing and reamers. I...
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-25-2020, 05:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,783
Posted By ksdflying
Thank you Carl, I am looking into this. I've...

Thank you Carl, I am looking into this. I've purchased the same james cowl which is longer and a different profile. Research prior found I won't have to do this....the verdict is still out. I'll...
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-21-2020, 01:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,783
Posted By ksdflying
Ok. I appreciate that. I will look up some...

Ok. I appreciate that. I will look up some RV-14 threads and sites and see what I can find. Really the issue is the RV-8 has hole penetrations on the left side of the firewall. Not the middle...
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-21-2020, 12:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,783
Posted By ksdflying
Okay, I will try to give him a call again. I am...

Okay, I will try to give him a call again. I am desperate for some photos, I disagree on the instructions. But I will try him again. I am really hoping someone else who's done this set up can...
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-21-2020, 12:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,783
Posted By ksdflying
FM-150 install to IO-360 help

Can anyone provide help to PROPERLY install or have experience installing an Airflow Performance FM-150 Fuel Control fuel injection body onto a Lycoming IO-360-M1B engine?
I simply can not find any...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-09-2020, 04:40 PM
Replies: 2,015
Views: 1,492,947
Posted By ksdflying
Wow! Just wow! Outstanding. This is inspiring....

Wow! Just wow! Outstanding. This is inspiring. Very impressive.
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-24-2020, 08:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,087
Posted By ksdflying
https://photos.app.goo.gl/YogECeu37jW1vQno6 let...

https://photos.app.goo.gl/YogECeu37jW1vQno6

let me know if this link doesn't work. I'm trying to figure this out.
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-24-2020, 07:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,087
Posted By ksdflying
100% recommend them. Mine look amazing. There...

100% recommend them. Mine look amazing. There was some fitting to be done for the mount brackets but not a big deal. 2 points of advise: 1st is; before you paint or prep or polish them, do not...
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-22-2020, 04:28 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 10,196
Posted By ksdflying
See if this helps you. I made a new bracket, by...

See if this helps you.

I made a new bracket, by using the one that came from Vans, used as a template.
But made it much more wide. I just bent some 0.030 I had laying around in trim scrap.
I cut...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-05-2019, 02:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,221
Posted By ksdflying
Good luck. I lived there for more than 5 years...

Good luck. I lived there for more than 5 years when I worked in Fremont. Never got any return phone calls from there nor any other of the bay area airports. And I was even trying as far away as...
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-03-2019, 07:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,257
Posted By ksdflying
Great. Thank you

Thank you everyone. Yes I am already talking with TS Flightlines. And I seen them for sale new from Spruce and Vans too, but I was really wanting to talk to someone to understand some details...
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-02-2019, 07:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,257
Posted By ksdflying
Where to buy Christen inverted oil system

My online search is coming up dry for information and a website of whom manufactures the Christen inverted oil system.
Anyone know any details? Even when I search Aviat Aircraft website I don't find...
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-20-2019, 04:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,548
Posted By ksdflying
“Wait.” I second this. Yes, definitely wait...

“Wait.”
I second this. Yes, definitely wait until mount is in hand.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 07-29-2019, 06:46 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 75,581
Posted By ksdflying
Wow! Just wow! What an absolutely stunning...

Wow! Just wow! What an absolutely stunning post. Inspiring beyond belief.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-18-2019, 10:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,020
Posted By ksdflying
I did this same goof. Vans suggested I drill and...

I did this same goof. Vans suggested I drill and dimple another hole equidistant between that and the adjacent hole. Rivet both. Add structural epoxy in the goofed double dimpled hole. Some...
Forum: Southeast 06-25-2019, 07:05 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,113
Posted By ksdflying
If you want to see an RV-8 in middle of its build...

If you want to see an RV-8 in middle of its build mine is about 35 or 40 minutes south of nashville near I-65. Tail done, Wings done. In middle of fuselage; avionics are all in and wiring very near...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-09-2019, 07:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,069
Posted By ksdflying
Some very good tribal knowledge (rule-of-thumbs)...

Some very good tribal knowledge (rule-of-thumbs) on this thread. And I second that AC-43-13. Must have.
Also, and I believe I read this somewhere in the vans instructions, but take notice on the...
Forum: Fiberglass 06-05-2019, 02:05 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 234,155
Posted By ksdflying
Wow. Just wow Dan H. Can't give enough...

Wow. Just wow Dan H. Can't give enough appreciation to you for you posting this thread. This is just awesome.
Thank you for the details and the photos!!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-27-2019, 01:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,022
Posted By ksdflying
Wow. Fantastic read. Motivating. Hope all...

Wow. Fantastic read. Motivating. Hope all works out well. Thanks for helping me with my fuel lines too.
Forum: My RV Build Project 05-12-2019, 06:52 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 23,723
Posted By ksdflying
Those sand paper discs you have will be your...

Those sand paper discs you have will be your ticket to success. Someone nudged me tribal knowledge to get foam sanding blocks. The soft sand block gently and nicely allows the sanding surface to...
Forum: Tools 04-14-2019, 10:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,366
Posted By ksdflying
I bought ACS's RV tool kit. They're some items...

I bought ACS's RV tool kit. They're some items in it I wish I had not had.
But one little tool kit and can not advocate more for is the BURRAWAY kit. Absolute must have. So many reason for...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-12-2019, 09:08 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 12,319
Posted By ksdflying
Crud! So sorry to hear this. I am not...

Crud! So sorry to hear this. I am not surprised. The thought of insurance when I researched this has at times very nearly stopped me from building and sell this rv8 project. Very sad to hear...
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-10-2019, 08:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 987
Posted By ksdflying
Appreciate that. Thanks for the heads up. ...

Appreciate that. Thanks for the heads up. Fiberglass lay up doesn't bother me. I just want as few of mods or fixes as possible so I can get this thing flying.
Thank you for that
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-10-2019, 02:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 987
Posted By ksdflying
Cowling to Injection fit?

Hi, anyone with knowledge of fitment issues with airflow performance injection servo to Showplanes cowling?
I got to finish the engine request of which injection I want.
Engine I chose is the...
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-09-2019, 09:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,663
Posted By ksdflying
I looked, his GMU-22 is Forward side of F-809-1...

I looked, his GMU-22 is Forward side of F-809-1 bulkhead.
I discovered that there is a drawing for the GMU-11 best placement per the OEM fyi.
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-07-2019, 04:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,663
Posted By ksdflying
I can appreciate that concern. Interesting point.

I can appreciate that concern. Interesting point.
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-04-2019, 02:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,663
Posted By ksdflying
YvesCH, Awesome! Huge thank you for your help. ...

YvesCH,
Awesome! Huge thank you for your help. Appreciate that added note about the Oxy bottle is good too.
Got it! And yes, reading my garmin install manual and reading all the limitations is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-04-2019, 11:06 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 26,794
Posted By ksdflying
Thanks Ron! I am just about to complete my IFR...

Thanks Ron!
I am just about to complete my IFR and Commercial license training...IFR check ride Next Friday after Sun n Fun. (Goal for Commercial is to be done before end of April.)
Speaking of, I...
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-04-2019, 09:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,663
Posted By ksdflying
Huskyhipdoc, Very well. Not too bad at all on the...

Huskyhipdoc,
Very well. Not too bad at all on the lateral stacking of all three. I am wanting to put the same components there as well. I just didn't want to be excessive on the brackets and...
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-04-2019, 09:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,663
Posted By ksdflying
YvesCH, I totally appreciate this photo of your...

YvesCH,
I totally appreciate this photo of your remote transponder! I like your "minimalist" approach to the bracket for that, and its to the side, allowing option for something else on the other...
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-03-2019, 04:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,663
Posted By ksdflying
Aft fuselage wiring and component placement

Trying to see if anyone cares to share photos or how to tips. I'm scratching my head on smartest/best layout of the wiring needs that go after through fuselage and the wiring to the tail. Also...
Forum: Primers 04-03-2019, 04:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,929
Posted By ksdflying
Okay, LOL, don't laugh. See link to see what...

Okay, LOL, don't laugh. See link to see what I've done. https://www.dropbox.com/s/r1t5pgizstkzf34/IMG_1950.jpg?dl=0

HAHA...but hey it worked actually pretty well. 20in x 20 in filter inside that...
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-03-2019, 07:49 AM
Replies: 824
Views: 974,082
Posted By ksdflying
Hi all. I am trying to find one or two of you...

Hi all. I am trying to find one or two of you building or have built and RV-8, and with ALL Garmin suite of avionics. I need to install wiring in the aft fuselage and place some components there...
Forum: Safety 04-03-2019, 07:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,426
Posted By ksdflying
Appreciate you posting this. Good learning aid...

Appreciate you posting this. Good learning aid for us inspiring builders.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-31-2019, 08:06 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 26,794
Posted By ksdflying
I have been trying. Need some camaraderie or...

I have been trying. Need some camaraderie or such for help to get more involved. I don't have a plane right now. Building and RV-8! Trying to get it flying this year. I will try to reach out to...
Forum: RV-14 03-17-2019, 08:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,584
Posted By ksdflying
I absolutely second this....stop and get back to...

I absolutely second this....stop and get back to these later when your wings are mounted. For what its worth, I had to do a great deal of sanding and build up of my trailing edge wing tips. Not the...
Forum: RV-14 03-17-2019, 07:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,105
Posted By ksdflying
1. Check out my post "Those pesky leading edge...

1. Check out my post "Those pesky leading edge rib to spar rivet-conquered!". I can lend you the tooling you will see.
2. Make sure you build a jig that is square, level, and true. Will need little...
Forum: Tools 03-08-2019, 08:47 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,006
Posted By ksdflying
LOL. All joking aside, this is true. You just...

LOL. All joking aside, this is true. You just should do some basic google search for reviews or comparison videos online before you buy bigger stuff. Not really wanting to defend HF, but I have...
Forum: Tools 03-08-2019, 08:15 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,006
Posted By ksdflying
LOL! OMG that's funny. Great Ad! come on...

LOL! OMG that's funny. Great Ad!
come on now....LOL...they have at least 1 or 2 things in the store that is good...i think. I mean I did buy a shop stool from them...mind you the welds...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-06-2019, 07:56 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 10,538
Posted By ksdflying
Ohhh noooo. Crud! This sucks. Yup, Boeing will...

Ohhh noooo. Crud! This sucks. Yup, Boeing will absolutely steam roll Foreflight and ruin it. This is horrible news. Such an amazing development that has helped us GA guys. Thanks corporate...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-28-2019, 09:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,838
Posted By ksdflying
Whoah! Awesome. Good idea!

Whoah! Awesome. Good idea!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-27-2019, 08:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,118
Posted By ksdflying
In my crazy thinking I was balancing time&tools...

In my crazy thinking I was balancing time&tools (think: to build a "square" bench, versus cost/value. This choice has worked absolutely fine. Honesty as of today I'm totally happy I did this. I...
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-23-2019, 01:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,853
Posted By ksdflying
This is a case in example where you are over...

This is a case in example where you are over thinking this. I remember this. In situations like this, ALWAYS recall the option to simply grab your hand debur tool, change out its debur bit with the...
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-10-2019, 05:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,275
Posted By ksdflying
And I second Walts suggestion. Spot on correct.

And I second Walts suggestion. Spot on correct.
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-10-2019, 05:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,275
Posted By ksdflying
Why do you need two PFD's. You have the 430. ...

Why do you need two PFD's. You have the 430. Thats 3 moving maps. Thats 1 too many. Waste of money.
All you need is one nice PFD screen, and 650 rather. I wouldn't do the 430W. Its old...
Forum: Tools 01-23-2019, 07:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,627
Posted By ksdflying
Yup. I second Isaac's post. The flyboys tool is...

Yup. I second Isaac's post. The flyboys tool is the bomb! Better than excellent.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-23-2019, 07:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,334
Posted By ksdflying
Whoah. Awesome. Thanks for sharing. I want to...

Whoah. Awesome. Thanks for sharing. I want to get into aerobatics and been searching for a good chapter for the last year. Maybe I'll get to see you and meet others this Saturday or even the Feb...
Forum: Safety 01-23-2019, 06:56 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 11,244
Posted By ksdflying
WOW. Great lesson learned. Thanks for sharing.

WOW. Great lesson learned. Thanks for sharing.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-23-2019, 06:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,647
Posted By ksdflying
wirejock Larry is right on the money! I second...

wirejock Larry is right on the money! I second what he said. I have a couple different sized wood blocks I carefully cut square. I always have a block near where my rivet gun is when bucking. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-23-2019, 06:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,757
Posted By ksdflying
Oh, and another big tip. Put manufactured head...

Oh, and another big tip. Put manufactured head on the rib side and shop head on rear spar side. Essentially rivet protruding aft. Remember the rule of thumb (guideline only) is to always put...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-23-2019, 06:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,757
Posted By ksdflying
I can't get a photo I have to upload. My dropbox...

I can't get a photo I have to upload. My dropbox is not working.
I have one photo that shows what I did. If you want to see it. PM me and I'll email it to you.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-23-2019, 06:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,757
Posted By ksdflying
Both gents here are correct. If I may, I can add...

Both gents here are correct. If I may, I can add some tips. I built the standard build wings. So I know this process extremely well. When you get to riveting the leading edge ribs to the front...
Forum: Painting your RV 12-14-2018, 04:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,436
Posted By ksdflying
LOL! Gorilla tape! Now that is a love hate...

LOL! Gorilla tape! Now that is a love hate relationship. HAHA Great stuff. A must have!
Forum: Painting your RV 12-13-2018, 03:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,436
Posted By ksdflying
The old adage applies here, "data doesn't lie". ...

The old adage applies here, "data doesn't lie". As a professional quality engineer let me just point you to some real testing that speaks for itself.
I found this on this forum when I searched...
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-15-2018, 03:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,480
Posted By ksdflying
Very much appreciate you sharing this. Good...

Very much appreciate you sharing this. Good lesson learned here.
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