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Forum: Electrical Systems 02-21-2021, 01:02 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,387
Posted By TerryWighs
I use clear so I can slide a typed label...

I use clear so I can slide a typed label underneath shrink wrap. It is easily done and convenient to read and ID wire
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-21-2021, 12:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,023
Posted By TerryWighs
RV8

If you get up to Fairbanks, Give me a holler.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-10-2021, 11:02 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,721
Posted By TerryWighs
Duckworks to LED?

Due to my incredible “slow build adventure”, I am wanting to change out the duckworks landing lights for more current LED lights. Is there any product out there that can be swapped out that will fit...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-09-2021, 07:14 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 491
Posted By TerryWighs
RV8 cowling attachment

Having trouble figuring out how the engine cowlings attach. Anyone have step by step photos? @48 Drawing/print less than optimal
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-09-2020, 03:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 908
Posted By TerryWighs
Thanks Steve!

Thanks Steve!
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-09-2020, 12:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 908
Posted By TerryWighs
Vetterman Exhaust

Need help understanding where on the engine is safe to mount supportive attachments for the aft two pipes?
IO-360 Hp Lycoming 200. RV-8.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-25-2018, 01:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,771
Posted By TerryWighs
Just faced this very problem with my canopy...

Just faced this very problem with my canopy toward aft portion. My gap is about one inch or less. How did you resolve the problem?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-03-2017, 01:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,384
Posted By TerryWighs
RV-8 Final Wing Installation

Not quite ready to financially purchase finishing kit yet. Is there any reason to NOT attach wings permanently. I would like to continue with small wing plumbing and flight controls flap rigging and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-01-2016, 06:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,032
Posted By TerryWighs
Thank you all for your input.....it really helped.

Thank you all for your input.....it really helped.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-22-2016, 12:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,032
Posted By TerryWighs
Flap limit switches

Wanting to install "limit switches" on my flaps. (RV-8). Anyone found a good brand or come up with an ingenious design for installation?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-16-2016, 05:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,442
Posted By TerryWighs
Wing root platenuts

No dream this time......Reality! :( Just finished mounting wings, all bolts in and torqued down. Rear Spar drilled, and life is good. Last week....great progress.....
NOPE ! Just noticed...
Forum: RV-14 02-26-2016, 04:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 9,998
Posted By TerryWighs
One note regarding technique. After you have...

One note regarding technique. After you have turned your cone to form the flare....do not reverse the cone. Simply loosen wing nut clamps and remove tool. This greatly improved my flares.
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-19-2014, 03:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,875
Posted By TerryWighs
I believe I used a "drill cup" to insure the...

I believe I used a "drill cup" to insure the accuracy.
Forum: My RV Build Project 10-23-2014, 01:01 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 36,998
Posted By TerryWighs
Have fun Greg......it is quite the adventure, and...

Have fun Greg......it is quite the adventure, and I have enjoyed every moment with my RV-8 project.
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-16-2014, 07:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,039
Posted By TerryWighs
Might these screws be for the cover plate that...

Might these screws be for the cover plate that closes in the gear box from the belly?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-14-2014, 05:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,467
Posted By TerryWighs
I just used a fabricated "Manometer".....All is...

I just used a fabricated "Manometer".....All is well. Set up is on builder site link in wings section.
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-10-2014, 07:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,223
Posted By TerryWighs
Do you drill out some of these with the Hinge...

Do you drill out some of these with the Hinge plates?
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-30-2014, 10:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,217
Posted By TerryWighs
The wing spar is an incredible piece of art. Van,...

The wing spar is an incredible piece of art. Van, and his staff encompass a great deal of expertise. Follow their lead on this. IMHO
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-28-2014, 12:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,551
Posted By TerryWighs
Excellent, Dan ! Have fun, and fly safe.

Excellent, Dan ! Have fun, and fly safe.
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-22-2014, 08:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 936
Posted By TerryWighs
Look at DWG 31.....right side of drawing. "F-863...

Look at DWG 31.....right side of drawing. "F-863 FRONT SPAR ATTACH ANGLE".
These two angles are fabricated from AC6-150X2X4
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-22-2014, 07:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 936
Posted By TerryWighs
Have you fabricated the forward braces for...

Have you fabricated the forward braces for attaching the wings? If not, it could be the stock material for that??? It is the angle that attaches to the flange on the forward part of the wing/fuel...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-19-2014, 06:32 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,109
Posted By TerryWighs
Outstanding day ! You did it up right, with the...

Outstanding day ! You did it up right, with the respect it deserved ! Cheers !
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 03-18-2014, 12:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,337
Posted By TerryWighs
WHAT ! No $ 50.00 pancake breakfast?....:) ...

WHAT ! No $ 50.00 pancake breakfast?....:) Enjoyed the video.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-10-2014, 05:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,445
Posted By TerryWighs
I highly recommend checking this out with Vans...

I highly recommend checking this out with Vans building site. My memory of unbalanced elevators is a dangerous condition. Flutter? Are they balanced when both right and left connected together?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-13-2014, 05:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,092
Posted By TerryWighs
Thanks Alton

Thanks Alton
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-13-2014, 05:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,092
Posted By TerryWighs
Thanks Dan

Thanks Dan
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-13-2014, 05:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,092
Posted By TerryWighs
I understand the "hook up" electrical concept....

I understand the "hook up" electrical concept. The question was directed to the physical arrangement regarding mounting. I had heard comments of because of the way the solenoid moves (master), that...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-13-2014, 04:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,092
Posted By TerryWighs
Master and Starter Solenoids

I have noticed a couple different orientations on these devices. Is there a preferred veritcal orientation (which way is "up") on each of these. Thanks
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-30-2014, 03:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,012
Posted By TerryWighs
Thanks Brian, another excellent answer, from one...

Thanks Brian, another excellent answer, from one of my many bone head questions.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-30-2014, 01:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,012
Posted By TerryWighs
D/C power source converter

Any problems with using a A/C to D/C 12v converter for a power source to test lights/circuits, rather than battery? Whats the 14 volt concept all about?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-23-2013, 09:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,080
Posted By TerryWighs
The best of luck and flying to you.

The best of luck and flying to you.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-26-2013, 02:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,008
Posted By TerryWighs
The "Wall"

I am at the "Wall" and understand this place well. I have decided to retrace my steps in the builders manual. I highlighted in "Pink" when I had to skip ahead on a task, and plan on returning to all...
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-21-2013, 05:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,132
Posted By TerryWighs
I had to cut a good 1 1/2 inches.

I had to cut a good 1 1/2 inches.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-09-2013, 10:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,934
Posted By TerryWighs
Thanks Pierre, and Gasman, After years of...

Thanks Pierre, and Gasman,
After years of steam, this will be an interesting transition. Was your IFR transition to glass a handful?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-08-2013, 07:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,934
Posted By TerryWighs
Instrument size

This may be an odd thread, however I shall continue. I am presently designing my instrument panel (center portion) in the RV-8. I drew in flight instruments that are the standard 3 1/8 size. As I...
Forum: My RV Build Project 05-27-2013, 10:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 5,707
Posted By TerryWighs
Anxious to see the paint scheme. Had to move my...

Anxious to see the paint scheme. Had to move my RV-8 on a trailer a couple times as well, it was very nerve wracking !
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 05-08-2013, 05:33 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 28,901
Posted By TerryWighs
Hi Larry, I live in Fairbanks. Would be...

Hi Larry,
I live in Fairbanks. Would be happy to give you any help with your adventure in these parts. Kind of depends on what your interests are.
Terry
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-10-2013, 05:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,093
Posted By TerryWighs
Hang in there, "Tailpilot"......It does take the...

Hang in there, "Tailpilot"......It does take the wind out of your sail to move your project, but take your time, and make it a safe move. I just moved my project from Kansas to Alaska one year ago...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-05-2013, 11:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,882
Posted By TerryWighs
Thank you all for clarifying this for me.

Thank you all for clarifying this for me.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-05-2013, 08:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,882
Posted By TerryWighs
Sam: Your mention of car racing is probably the...

Sam: Your mention of car racing is probably the answer. There is reference to installing on cars as well, in the instructions. I bought this pump through Vans.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-05-2013, 08:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,882
Posted By TerryWighs
Thanks Sam, You get what I am talking about. It...

Thanks Sam, You get what I am talking about. It is my understanding that the faucet pump does not run continuous after start up procedure and that the mechanical pump on the engine draws the fuel....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-05-2013, 04:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,882
Posted By TerryWighs
Facet Fuel Pump

In looking at the instructions for wiring installation of the faucet solid state electronic fuel pump (RV-8), the instructions strongly recommend installing an oil pressure switch in conjunction with...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-01-2013, 05:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,265
Posted By TerryWighs
I am periodically flooded with the very same...

I am periodically flooded with the very same thoughts...." Will it ever be....is it meant to be"? In the meantime.....I just keep plugging along, one simple task at a time. My wife thinks I am...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-03-2013, 03:45 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 40,737
Posted By TerryWighs
Awesome......does take my breath away. ...

Awesome......does take my breath away. Masterpiece, without question.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-25-2013, 09:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,430
Posted By TerryWighs
There may be a "drill shaving" contaminate under...

There may be a "drill shaving" contaminate under the skin that is sandwiched under the skin, between skin and rib.
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-18-2013, 09:27 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,651
Posted By TerryWighs
Auxillary Fuel pump switch?

Auxillary Fuel pump switch?
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-18-2013, 09:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 745
Posted By TerryWighs
Dave: Those platenuts are not listed on my...

Dave: Those platenuts are not listed on my drawing # 69 either. Usually this means that there is another drawing later in the build that addresses this. I believe I remember finding this in a later...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-06-2013, 04:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,281
Posted By TerryWighs
Wishing you the very best in your recovery, and...

Wishing you the very best in your recovery, and returning to the skies...:)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-01-2013, 04:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,293
Posted By TerryWighs
I think I would wait to do the drilling, when...

I think I would wait to do the drilling, when both elevators are mounted, and freely swinging and adjustable. Use a drill bushing....and BE CAREFUL with edge distance.
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-21-2013, 09:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,366
Posted By TerryWighs
Thanks Tom.

Thanks Tom.
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-21-2013, 07:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,366
Posted By TerryWighs
RV-8 stall warning kit retro-fit

I am installing the Vans stall warning kit in my RV-8. In mounting the small inside leading edge bulkhead (that supports the unit), there is an option to drill countersink, or dimple the skin of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-02-2013, 05:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,361
Posted By TerryWighs
RV-8 Wing tips

Finishing up new style wing tips on the RV-8. On the aft inboard edge, there is a gap between aft edge and where the fiberglass tip aluminum bulkhead is riveted to the fiberglass tip. Is this...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-30-2012, 02:52 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 14,742
Posted By TerryWighs
If there is a temperature inversion: -35 F.

If there is a temperature inversion: -35 F.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-19-2012, 05:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,297
Posted By TerryWighs
After I vaccumed, I used a white non lint cotton...

After I vaccumed, I used a white non lint cotton wrag and wiped it down with acetone. I came out slick and clean. Wear a mask, the fumes are bad when you are back inside. My internal skins were not...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-11-2012, 09:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,033
Posted By TerryWighs
Thanks Dan, I was hoping someone had tried this,...

Thanks Dan, I was hoping someone had tried this, because it will make this adventure much easier. It appears that both right and left have almost exactly the same in degree of "down sweep"?, for a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-11-2012, 01:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,033
Posted By TerryWighs
Thanks Robert...(DaAVR8)

Thanks Robert...(DaAVR8)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-10-2012, 05:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,033
Posted By TerryWighs
RV-8 Wing tip alignment

I am drilling out and working on mounting the fiberglass wing tips on my Rv-8. I have the newer version of tips. Regarding the alignment: If you pass a laser light or chalkline along the trailing...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-19-2012, 11:36 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,087
Posted By TerryWighs
I am a first time builder of a slow build RV-8. I...

I am a first time builder of a slow build RV-8. I have a friend that ordered a quick build RV-8, and when I saw it, and looked through out the fuselage and wings, regarding quality of workmanship,...
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-13-2012, 05:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,758
Posted By TerryWighs
I am planning on solid axles, and 7:00 wheels,...

I am planning on solid axles, and 7:00 wheels, and will be trying skis in winter.
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-06-2012, 06:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,172
Posted By TerryWighs
Most, if not all of the outside overlapping skin...

Most, if not all of the outside overlapping skin edges should be rolled. Try to visualize how the riveting process will tend to roll that overlapping edge up away from the surface it is expected to...
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-31-2012, 11:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,281
Posted By TerryWighs
The horns on mine were not exactly lined up...

The horns on mine were not exactly lined up either, however I did not experience this closeness to the welds. I was more concerned about "edge distance", and it came out more than adequate in the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-22-2012, 06:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,398
Posted By TerryWighs
I flew for Angel Flight Central, for several...

I flew for Angel Flight Central, for several years, and considered those adventures to be the most rewarding flying I have ever done. Met some very wonderful people. Good luck.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-19-2012, 07:34 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,699
Posted By TerryWighs
Try to be careful and be at 90 degree vertical to...

Try to be careful and be at 90 degree vertical to surface with dimple die. If you are a little off, it can mildly change your dimple.
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-17-2012, 07:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,581
Posted By TerryWighs
Congratulations ...Fine work on her, and wishing...

Congratulations ...Fine work on her, and wishing you continued enjoyment.
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