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Forum: RV General Discussion/News Yesterday, 05:16 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 192
Posted By N804RV
It'll spin before you put any appreciable torque...

It'll spin before you put any appreciable torque on it. Gudhundtight is good enough.

If you're having to tighten one up in an already installed panel with no room to get behind it, there's a gadget...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-21-2021, 06:40 PM
Replies: 1,141
Views: 1,220,177
Posted By N804RV
This is why we need a like button! Nice...

This is why we need a like button!

Nice looking panel. Although, I'm building an RV-8 and using Skyview, The colors, switches and labeling are exactly what I had in mind.

I'm laying out my panel...
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-19-2021, 03:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 433
Posted By N804RV
My technical advisor is an A&P/IA thats kinda the...

My technical advisor is an A&P/IA thats kinda the local RV expert.

He suggested doing the panel and wiring before doing any of the tops skins.

Basically install the control column and the rudder...
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-18-2021, 06:02 PM
Replies: 962
Views: 793,485
Posted By N804RV
Ha! Good catch. Thank you! Glad you pointed it...

Ha! Good catch. Thank you!

Glad you pointed it out now, before I drilled those holes. I'd like to think I'd have realized it was upside down before I drilled it. But, ...
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-18-2021, 12:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,022
Posted By N804RV
I notched the flange of that one angle just a...

I notched the flange of that one angle just a bit, and substituted pull rivets for the 2 trailing edge skin rivets that the SB added pieces interfere with.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-18-2021, 12:34 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,644
Posted By N804RV
I'm still working on my first 64oz bottle. Its...

I'm still working on my first 64oz bottle. Its been nearly 2 years.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-18-2021, 09:40 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,644
Posted By N804RV
A little dawn dish soap in a pail of water and an...

A little dawn dish soap in a pail of water and an old T-shirt works well for canopy. But, the Rain-X "Plastic" is about half the cost of Plexus and good to take on the road.

For oil changes I just...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-18-2021, 09:30 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,406
Posted By N804RV
I could show you my scrap pile. I just...

I could show you my scrap pile. I just considered it a steep learning curve, and bought plenty of extra fuel line.

For that little joggle on the end, between the filter and the pump, I started...
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-15-2021, 12:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 479
Posted By N804RV
I wouldn't get any smaller than a 20gal tank, and...

I wouldn't get any smaller than a 20gal tank, and any less than 5.7cfm.

Dewalt has one thats 5.7cfm at 90psi and a 30gal tank for less than $900. The noise level is 78db, which isn't too bad (I...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-14-2021, 09:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 466
Posted By N804RV
What radio are you trying to transmit on? Some...

What radio are you trying to transmit on?

Some radios, like the iCom A210/A220 have a quirky keyline setup that can be quite frustrating.
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-14-2021, 06:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 479
Posted By N804RV
You definitely need to look at the "recommended"...

You definitely need to look at the "recommended" and "optional" tool lists in the preview plans! With current delivery times, I'm betting you've got plenty of time now to plan out your tool...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 09-13-2021, 12:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 414
Posted By N804RV
P-Mag Test Switch with VP-X and Skyview

Anyone running dual P-mags with VP-X and Skyview?

I'm thinking of just using the VP-X page in Skyview instead of wiring a discreet test switch to test the P-Mag self-powering capability.

The other...
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-03-2021, 08:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 839
Posted By N804RV
I have the SkyDesigns gear legs. I polished...

I have the SkyDesigns gear legs. I polished 'em.

I also have polished aluminum 1 piece main gear legs on the Sonerai. In the 4 years I've owned the Sonerai, I've touched up the finish with a...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-02-2021, 09:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 596
Posted By N804RV
My "drill guide" worked out great. I chucked it...

My "drill guide" worked out great.

I chucked it up in my mill (glorified drill press) and used a strip of 100 grit sandpaper to remove a couple thousandths OD, just enough so that it slipped cleanly...
Forum: COMM 09-01-2021, 11:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 479
Posted By N804RV
USB power bricks and 12vdc to USB plug-in types...

USB power bricks and 12vdc to USB plug-in types that are not specifically designed for aviation use are notorious RF noise sources.

If that's what it is, try moving it around the cockpit to see if...
Forum: COMM 08-31-2021, 11:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 479
Posted By N804RV
Did you go through the crappy menu system and try...

Did you go through the crappy menu system and try changing the squelch value? Squelch settings are much too complicated on that radio IMHO.

If you've got "RX" showing on the screen, then squelch is...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-31-2021, 08:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 596
Posted By N804RV
I'm just getting to this step now. For some...

I'm just getting to this step now. For some reason, when I built the elevators, I never completed this step. Now that I'm mounting elevators to horiz stab, I gotta drill these holes.

I didn't see...
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-29-2021, 11:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 511
Posted By N804RV
I wonder if having an extra 1.5lbs that far back...

I wonder if having an extra 1.5lbs that far back might be an advantage in an -8?
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-28-2021, 09:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 511
Posted By N804RV
I happen to have the older rectangular lead...

I happen to have the older rectangular lead counterweights on my elevators ( the rounded ones are the newer design). I originally bought my empennage kit in 1999. But, I didn't even take parts out...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 08-25-2021, 01:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,995
Posted By N804RV
I think "first right of refusal" is a standard...

I think "first right of refusal" is a standard clause in Smokey's purchase and sale agreement. ;-)
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 08-25-2021, 11:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,995
Posted By N804RV
Nice looking airplane Smokey! I hope all is well.

Nice looking airplane Smokey!

I hope all is well.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-21-2021, 06:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 968
Posted By N804RV
Try This: ...

Try This: https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/topages/jackhack_11-18305.php

https://d29y7fsthxbb26.cloudfront.net/cache/100-100-/catalog/graphics/1/11-18305a.jpg
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-21-2021, 06:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 548
Posted By N804RV
Your guess is as good as mine. The "crate date"...

Your guess is as good as mine.

The "crate date" on my finishing kit was 8/16. I'm taking delivery at Van's. So, I'm just waiting for shipping dept. to call.
Forum: RV-14 08-20-2021, 07:31 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,165
Posted By N804RV
This is going to raise a few hackles. But, I...

This is going to raise a few hackles. But, I keep my DRDT2 on the shelf, and pull it out and attach it to a temporary table top that is clamped to my ShopMate portable work table. No outfeed tables...
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-12-2021, 09:18 AM
Replies: 962
Views: 793,485
Posted By N804RV
A friend of mine welded it up out of spare steel...

A friend of mine welded it up out of spare steel tube stock he had. He used it on his RV-7A build, then passed it on to me.

I was all set to buy an expensive auto-body rotisserie. But, this was...
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-11-2021, 10:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,525
Posted By N804RV
They're advertised as being 15lbs lighter that...

They're advertised as being 15lbs lighter that the Van's gear legs. I haven't weighed them yet. But, just picking them up, they're definitely lighter.
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-11-2021, 01:58 PM
Replies: 962
Views: 793,485
Posted By N804RV
Ready to drill horizontal stab onto upper...

Ready to drill horizontal stab onto upper longerons. Waiting for tech advisor visit before doing the deed!

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51371346807_dee9fe1312_c.jpg
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-09-2021, 08:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,525
Posted By N804RV
For fuselage, page 8-42 toward the bottom. For...

For fuselage, page 8-42 toward the bottom.

For wings, read "First a note to quick builders" on page 7-1.

As far as gear tower mod, I didn't do it.

I don't see a hole for stall warning vane on...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-07-2021, 09:33 AM
Replies: 283
Views: 68,149
Posted By N804RV
In fact, the only failures documented to date...

In fact, the only failures documented to date have been in Lycoming certified engines in Cessna 172s.

The FAA says the remaining boundary layer formed in the nitriding process exceeds the...
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-06-2021, 12:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,272
Posted By N804RV
First rule of EAB: If you wanna build, build. ...

First rule of EAB: If you wanna build, build. But, if you wanna fly, buy!

Sounds like you'd be better off buying a good low-time RV-8 from someone who's looking to fund a new build.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-04-2021, 05:50 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,786
Posted By N804RV
Another problem with using the IPC as an assembly...

Another problem with using the IPC as an assembly guide is that you have to make sure you understand the vendor's method for annotating applicability for different model/year parts.

I know of more...
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-02-2021, 10:32 AM
Replies: 897
Views: 1,187,140
Posted By N804RV
Don't think that's gonna work.

Don't think that's gonna work.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-30-2021, 07:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,113
Posted By N804RV
I know of an RV-4 that has been tied down outside...

I know of an RV-4 that has been tied down outside at PATK (Talkeetna) for a few years. I believe it is flying regularly. I've been told the builder/owner is very meticulous. So, its gotta be...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-23-2021, 10:28 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 13,255
Posted By N804RV
I had the same concerns. I bought 2 used 7"...

I had the same concerns. I bought 2 used 7" SV-700s from a VAF member. Then, I had 2nd thoughts about it.

I recently got a chance to fly in an RV with the the 7" screens. I think in an RV-8,...
Forum: Alternative Engines 07-10-2021, 10:18 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 19,500
Posted By N804RV
Amen, brother! I've been calling computers...

Amen, brother! I've been calling computers 'comp(lica)ters' since 1985.

I have to clean/update/fix my wife's PC when she's not at home. Because, when I utter the inevitable stream of F-bombs,...
Forum: Reviews 07-09-2021, 10:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,670
Posted By N804RV
Van's does not update that list every day. I've...

Van's does not update that list every day.

I've been checking every day for back-ordered parts. Sometimes they will go a day or 3 without updating that list. Then when they do, you'll see parts...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-02-2021, 12:45 PM
Replies: 283
Views: 68,149
Posted By N804RV
I'd love to be a fly on the wall of the SAP tent...

I'd love to be a fly on the wall of the SAP tent at AirVenture this year. Anyone who's going wanna bring back the scuttle butt for the rest of us?
Forum: Autopilots 07-01-2021, 11:10 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 632
Posted By N804RV
Hey, I'm curious. What did you ever find out...

Hey,

I'm curious. What did you ever find out about this? How did you wire your trim system? I'm in the same boat now.
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 06-29-2021, 03:48 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,268
Posted By N804RV
Sorry for your loss Smokey. Your dad surely was...

Sorry for your loss Smokey.

Your dad surely was great man. I wish I'd met him!
Forum: RV-14 06-28-2021, 08:57 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 779
Posted By N804RV
Its still going to be 20-25 in/lbs plus drag...

Its still going to be 20-25 in/lbs plus drag torque. Use a small beam torque wrench to measure drag torque. Then, add that value to the specified torque for your final torque value.

Its really...
Forum: RV-4 06-17-2021, 03:51 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,642
Posted By N804RV
My friend tells me that in his RV-8, if he's...

My friend tells me that in his RV-8, if he's above 80kts as he goes over the top, he'll just push and roll out of it. I suspect he's very conservative.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-17-2021, 03:42 PM
Replies: 283
Views: 68,149
Posted By N804RV
When you say "lead to believe", are you saying...

When you say "lead to believe", are you saying that you called the FAA point-of-contact and they told you it had not been recieved? Why such an oblique statement?

Did you get to talk to Justin...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-15-2021, 12:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 937
Posted By N804RV
By "round knob", are you talking about the...

By "round knob", are you talking about the "coolie-hat" 5-way switch?

If so, it sounds like you might have the Infinity stick grip. You might need to go to the Infinity website and get in touch...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-13-2021, 07:49 PM
Replies: 283
Views: 68,149
Posted By N804RV
Its all in the docket: ...

Its all in the docket: https://www.federalregister.gov/d/2020-01414/p-74
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-10-2021, 09:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,433
Posted By N804RV
Unfortunately, ....I gotta agree with this. I've...

Unfortunately, ....I gotta agree with this. I've gotten back seat rides in 2 different -8s.

One was a real show plane with all the bells and whistles. Between trying to keep my feet off the...
Forum: RV-14 06-06-2021, 06:34 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,366
Posted By N804RV
I bought the empennage kit in 1998. Then, I just...

I bought the empennage kit in 1998. Then, I just fit the build around my what and when I could afford.

Now, I find myself successfully unemployed, with the kids grown and on their own, no bills,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-25-2021, 02:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,597
Posted By N804RV
In the Navy we "fay-sealed" ribs and lap joints...

In the Navy we "fay-sealed" ribs and lap joints in order to prevent moisture intrusion, particularly in large faying surfaces, such as longeron/skin unions, lap joints at compound curves and anywhere...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-22-2021, 08:39 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 17,011
Posted By N804RV
Here's all the places in Minnesota where you can...

Here's all the places in Minnesota where you can buy non-ethanol unleaded gas. https://www.pure-gas.org/extensions/maps.jsp?statecode=MN

Just think, throw a couple of 5 gallon jugs in the truck and...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-21-2021, 08:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,378
Posted By N804RV
You might just try getting up to speed with...

You might just try getting up to speed with Arlington Flight Service. Then, reach out to Terry Burch and see if he can give you the RV checkout.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-19-2021, 09:54 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 10,546
Posted By N804RV
C-172 rental (need I say more?). Came out to...

C-172 rental (need I say more?). Came out to preflight and quickly dipped the tanks to see how much fuel I needed so I could call for the fuel truck. Didn't notice anything wrong yet.

Preflighted...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-13-2021, 02:03 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,584
Posted By N804RV
I'm interested. My #1 wish is a way to track my...

I'm interested.

My #1 wish is a way to track my orders.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-13-2021, 09:48 AM
Replies: 283
Views: 68,149
Posted By N804RV
Yup, and the check's in the mail too! ...

Yup, and the check's in the mail too! :mad::mad::mad:
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-13-2021, 09:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,303
Posted By N804RV
This ^^ ! I had planned on ground-adjustable. ...

This ^^ !

I had planned on ground-adjustable. But, didn't realize this until after I riveted the bottom skins. The idea of drilling into a void that I'd just fay-sealed put me off so much, that I...
Forum: RV-14 05-09-2021, 08:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 888
Posted By N804RV
I put my wings in a rack with the bottom sides...

I put my wings in a rack with the bottom sides facing out. This allowed me to run conduit and install the aileron bellcranks.

I ended up installing and removing those bellcranks several times...
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-03-2021, 10:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,826
Posted By N804RV
Huh! I didn't have that problem. My wear plates...

Huh! I didn't have that problem. My wear plates and brackets were proper dimensions. And, the final holes were right where they are supposed to be.

I do have the SkyDesigns Aluminum landing gear....
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-03-2021, 08:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,826
Posted By N804RV
I was frustrated with lining up the plumb bobs. ...

I was frustrated with lining up the plumb bobs. I went and bought 2 4' carpenter's levels from Harbor Freight and clamped them to the outboard face of the each gear leg with them exaclty on center. ...
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-01-2021, 04:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 844
Posted By N804RV
If I had it to do over, I'd match drill the wear...

If I had it to do over, I'd match drill the wear plates and brackets to the airframe, then take them off and leave them off until all of the skin riveting is done.

The outboard wear plates cover a...
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-30-2021, 09:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 844
Posted By N804RV
If you're talking about the call out on DWG 75...

If you're talking about the call out on DWG 75 "Installing the Bottom Skins", Its on plans page 8-43, last item at the bottom of the page.

Final drill 1/4". This is for quickbuild fuselage that...
Forum: Reviews 04-30-2021, 02:55 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 438
Posted By N804RV
Northwest Avionics +++

Shout out for Marc Edmonds at Northwest Avionics (www.northwestavionics.com)!

Authorized Dynon Dealer.

Excellent customer service!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-30-2021, 02:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,467
Posted By N804RV
The web store was showing "out of stock" on a...

The web store was showing "out of stock" on a bunch of stuff. But, as I stated in my follow-up post, almost everything I need was actually in stock. I am back-ordered for the 201, a network hub...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-28-2021, 03:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,844
Posted By N804RV
I second Aircraft Magneto Service. These guys do...

I second Aircraft Magneto Service. These guys do great work, are pleasant to deal with, and their turn-around time is pretty quick.

They recently did the 500hr on my mag. They do much more than...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-27-2021, 01:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,467
Posted By N804RV
Just to add what I found out, as the OP; one of...

Just to add what I found out, as the OP; one of the sales/marketing folks reached out to me and said that the online store does not always accurately reflect available stock.

He said that if there's...
Forum: Tools 04-25-2021, 06:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,361
Posted By N804RV
I just bought one of those. Pretty impressed...

I just bought one of those. Pretty impressed with it so far. Swept the table and found X/Y is perpendicular. But Z/Y is just slightly out. Probably need to shim it. But, haven't gotten around to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-25-2021, 02:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,467
Posted By N804RV
Dynon "Out of Stock"?

Just noticed the Dynon online store shows "out of stock" for most of the components I need to finish out my avionics package. Has anyone heard anything about this? Is this because of the microchip...
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