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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-26-2022, 06:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 374
Posted By g zero
FAA bill of sale

I purchased a unfinished kit airplane from an individual. He provided me with the Kit Bill of Sale when he originally purchased it from the Kit Manufacturer. I also have a Bill of Sale from the...
Forum: My RV Build Project 06-21-2022, 02:55 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,839
Posted By g zero
Flap

Can’t imagine the pain to pull a wing if needed ……. Not something I want to do . Also installing a wing with a flap already attached doesn’t sound fun either.
Forum: My RV Build Project 06-21-2022, 10:27 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,839
Posted By g zero
Pin

Might reconsider that …. Can’t be removed after the wing is installed. Center of the flap is a better option
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-21-2022, 04:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 609
Posted By g zero
G3X Verbal

The G3x already has some verbal warnings such as “Traffic “ /“Terrain “/ “500 ft” …is it possible to add custom warnings that would be switched by airspeed or flap position ( discreet inputs ) ?
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-19-2022, 12:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,079
Posted By g zero
Nuts

For as long as that tail has been flying like that …. I’d take the time to remove it and inspect it …then torque properly and reinstall.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-18-2022, 03:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,079
Posted By g zero
Jam Nut

Here’s a simple tool to hold the Heim Joint and torque the jam nut .
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-19-2022, 07:02 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 314
Posted By g zero
Trimming back cables

This is a clean / handy way of trimming back the insulation on cables getting a perfectly square cut .
Forum: ADS-B 03-11-2022, 08:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,221
Posted By g zero
Antenna

Absolutely
Forum: ADS-B 03-11-2022, 03:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,221
Posted By g zero
ADSB antenna

I appreciate all the help. Based on the answers I’ve moved the antenna location… now I’m at the minimum length of RG400.
Thanks
Forum: ADS-B 03-10-2022, 08:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,221
Posted By g zero
Antenna

Hope all is well Galin . Tried St Aug 2 weeks ago …. Tower Issues VFR/ IFR .

Regarding Cable length…. My 8 has all of a 40” run ….this is a new build . I’m probably 12 foot but would like to go 15...
Forum: ADS-B 03-10-2022, 05:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,221
Posted By g zero
ADSB Antenna

I’m considering a Garmin GTX45R transponder…..if they are available soon . It’s a ADSB in / out . Looking at Antenna options . Will a basic TED Antenna or a Delta Pop be compatible ? Also trying to...
Forum: COMM 03-07-2022, 07:13 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,690
Posted By g zero
Comm

I’ve had a comm issue a few years back . I called the tower on my cell phone… they said call back mid field down wind . I dropped the idea of a crappy handheld as a backup. I keep my local towers...
Forum: Alternative Engines 02-24-2022, 06:24 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 8,666
Posted By g zero
Engines

Most VAF guys are 40 plus ….most will never reach 1/2 of TBO on a new Lycoming
Vans was spot on with designing the RVs around a proven design.
I get wanting new technology but Hp is a simple...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 02-24-2022, 05:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 995
Posted By g zero
Airport Hotel

Looking for airports east of the the Smokey Mountains between Georgia and Pennsylvania that have hotels within walking distance of the airport. I know most hotels have shuttle service and there is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-15-2022, 04:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 786
Posted By g zero
Picking up commercial passengers . JAX

Looking at picking up and dropping a friend at the Jacksonville Airport. They fly in commercial and exit the terminal. What’s the best way to get them on the ramp to board my plane ? I was thinking...
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-12-2022, 04:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,909
Posted By g zero
Stick

The stick in the photo is not bent , it’s a simple miter joint & tig weld .
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-12-2022, 06:08 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,064
Posted By g zero
Rivet

My experience when a rivet sits too deep in a hole is it doesn’t get proper expansion when squeezed or driven . I’d put a small shim on top of the rivet head ….say a 4-40 nut so the squeezer die...
Forum: RV-4 01-29-2022, 04:17 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,520
Posted By g zero
Pants

They look much less like an Easter Egg than Vans .
Time consuming…yes . But you can still fly while you’re working on them .
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-18-2022, 09:21 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 7,667
Posted By g zero
Firewall Oil Cooler

This is on my 8 . 13 Row Oil Cooler on its own mount .
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-22-2021, 03:40 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 552
Posted By g zero
Garmin LRU Stock

Any idea if the Garmin Back-Orders are going to be delayed any more than expected/ advertised ? Air Spruce shows March before the LRU kits to be in stock . I’ve been buying from big ticket items from...
Forum: ADS-B 12-22-2021, 11:07 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,602
Posted By g zero
VFR ship ….. SeaRey

VFR ship ….. SeaRey
Forum: ADS-B 12-22-2021, 08:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,602
Posted By g zero
I might have over shot the $ …..was fishing for...

I might have over shot the $ …..was fishing for options. After weighing them out I’ll probably go with the 45R …….if I can find one in stock , the 35R is available from Air Spruce .
Forum: ADS-B 12-21-2021, 04:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,602
Posted By g zero
ADSB

I looked up the equipment you mentioned , much appreciated. I see the GDL50 replaced the GDL39 . Any reason not to use GDL39 with the GTX35r ? It’s pretty easy to move from plane to plane .
Forum: ADS-B 12-21-2021, 02:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,602
Posted By g zero
G3X ADSB

My current panel has a G3X 10” touch , GTX 327 transponder along with a GDL39 for ADSB in and a Tailbeacon for ADSB out . Building another plane with a G3X 10” Touch and looking at my options for...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 12-20-2021, 08:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,632
Posted By g zero
Vertical stab

I made a small mount out of epoxy, drilled and taped the vertical tab 8/32 .
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-16-2021, 06:07 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 17,433
Posted By g zero
Increase

10 months ago I paid $190 a sheet for 16 gauge SS #4 finish . Bought 50 sheets at a time . Today …..$450 a sheet and lucky to get 15 sheets. I have no idea how Vans held off this long for a price...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-06-2021, 07:38 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,153
Posted By g zero
Tie rod

Yet another option…. I used Carbon Fiber Arrow Shafts . Epoxy the Heim Joint into the ends . I’ll add roll pins thru the assembly as a secondary attachment.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-05-2021, 07:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,153
Posted By g zero
If you are using the brass barrel type you could...

If you are using the brass barrel type you could always solder / silver solder it too
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-05-2021, 06:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,153
Posted By g zero
Turnbuckle

Can you weld ? Cut the turnbuckle in 1/2 and weld a tube in between.
Forum: Fiberglass 12-05-2021, 04:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,389
Posted By g zero
Epoxy

West epoxy sells a Grey pigment designed to use with their system
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-22-2021, 12:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,533
Posted By g zero
Battery

Short pig tail from the positive terminal to a 200 amp fuse .
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-21-2021, 09:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,187
Posted By g zero
2planes / 1 Tee Hangar

Looking for ideas for keeping two flying Planes in a single Tee Hangar . I’ve seen the Aero lift ….kinda pricey and bulky. Exploring the idea of a 4 post car lift turned sideways in the rear of the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-14-2021, 09:08 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 9,259
Posted By g zero
Let’s see what you come up with …..lots of ways...

Let’s see what you come up with …..lots of ways to do it but simple and affordable is probably key to a little used item .
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-14-2021, 03:19 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 9,259
Posted By g zero
Tail mate

Cool Chair for mom 👍. Hopefully she never had to crawl to it .

I looked at linear actuators but anything over 16”-24”. stroke gets pretty pricey. I wanted to be able to lift the Tailwheel at least...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-09-2021, 07:33 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 9,259
Posted By g zero
This is my version. Had some interest in it but...

This is my version. Had some interest in it but not enough to produce and sell at a realistic price
Forum: Safety 10-25-2021, 07:39 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 11,264
Posted By g zero
Thought that was the Sonex 5 seater 🤔

Thought that was the Sonex 5 seater 🤔
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-22-2021, 05:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,517
Posted By g zero
New Taxi and landing lights

I’ve played with this design for little bit . It’s a light mounted in the wing access area . On the 8 /7 there is a few inches of space between it and the aileron control tube . With six access...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-14-2021, 10:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 674
Posted By g zero
GDU

Thanks for the info Walt .
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-13-2021, 04:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 674
Posted By g zero
Garmin Touch / non touch

Can a Garmin 460 touch be linked to a GDU 370 non touch ? What information can you push to the display on the 370 ?
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-12-2021, 04:07 PM
Replies: 824
Views: 972,040
Posted By g zero
8 panel

Been flying this one for a few years, pretty simple.
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-12-2021, 03:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,568
Posted By g zero
Roll Servo

I cut the bracket into two separate pieces, trimmed so it all sat flush
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-12-2021, 01:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,771
Posted By g zero
I was awarded the bid and have 10 days ? To wire...

I was awarded the bid and have 10 days ? To wire the money . I was able to look at the plane 2 days after was awarded the bid . After finding out the rest of the story I sent an email to the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-12-2021, 11:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,771
Posted By g zero
Salvage Bidding

I know it’s pretty common on VAF for us to bid on insurance salvage planes . I’ve bid on a few over the years . I recently bid on one that was on the major Insurance Companies Site . Description said...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-05-2021, 04:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,908
Posted By g zero
Just looked …..200,000 square feet and 300...

Just looked …..200,000 square feet and 300 employees is what the promised.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-05-2021, 03:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,908
Posted By g zero
Funny …. Aveo had big plans when they moved to...

Funny …. Aveo had big plans when they moved to the Flagler Airport Area , gonna build a 40,000 sq ft building, even duped the Governor to the shovel ceremony. That was 7 years ago ….. they rent a...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 09-30-2021, 07:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 826
Posted By g zero
Thomasville Georgia

Looks like a flyin event this weekend in Thomasville Georgia. Weather looks promising
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-25-2021, 05:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,642
Posted By g zero
Lightbulb Seat Foam

Thinking of new seats for my 8 . Vans Seat Foam vs Oregon Aero Foam ? Looking for feedback , currently have Flight Line Seats .

I Have an upholsterer that can do the cover .
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-08-2021, 10:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,102
Posted By g zero
Clearance

Another pic
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-08-2021, 10:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,102
Posted By g zero
Clearance

Easy way to work on the 8’s wheel pants ….. bolt the leg to the floor
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-02-2021, 08:09 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 834
Posted By g zero
Wire management

Getting ready to wire up a new panel . I came up with a simple way to keep the wires organized as I’m fabricating the harnesses. Combs epoxied to some 2x wood .
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-02-2021, 07:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,935
Posted By g zero
Gear legs

I’d go with a single stage polyurethane and maybe some “ Rocker Panel Chipguard “ on the leading edge . ( comes in a spray bomb )
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-01-2021, 10:09 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 14,181
Posted By g zero
Leaking Elbow

I’ve be involved with plumbing for my entire life . Pipe dope works almost all the time ………. Recently we had some gas and water fittings that leaked no matter how tight we made them up with pipe dope...
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-29-2021, 02:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,328
Posted By g zero
Baggage floor

While it’s out why not put in an access panel ?
Forum: Safety 08-27-2021, 09:11 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 24,311
Posted By g zero
Water landing

My home airport (KFIN) is 4 miles from the Atlantic. I fly the coast at least 2 days a week . I take a look if it’s high or low tide and beach population when I get to the shoreline …. Determine then...
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-30-2021, 12:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,360
Posted By g zero
Air filter

I made a alternative air door that’s manually operated . Also used some micro /epoxy to shim the assembly against the Servo to line up with the cowl. Made a silicone Hump Hose to connect the filter...
Forum: Propellers 07-24-2021, 03:39 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,228
Posted By g zero
MT

Almost every MT prop ends up back to them for some sort of repairs…… big box and big bucks to ship a 3 blade prop .
I’d go for a 2 blade Whirlwind if you are looking at saving weight.
Forum: RV-3 07-18-2021, 07:36 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,072
Posted By g zero
Electric

Interesting Webb site for electric motors, Plugboat dot com . Lots of non Chinese options .
Forum: RV-3 07-16-2021, 11:41 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,072
Posted By g zero
Electric RV3

Haven recently purchased an Electric Jeep Wrangler and lots of friends with Tesla Cars I’ve grown to enjoy electric vehicles. Florida has some of the cheapest electric in the country @ .10 per KW ....
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 06-30-2021, 05:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,089
Posted By g zero
Food stop

Bowling Green Kentucky . Nice Airport, overnight hangar if needed . The Montana Grill . Long walk , short Uber or pilot car .
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-13-2021, 03:53 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 640
Posted By g zero
Travel Jack

I modified a Audi Aluminum Jack for my 8 . The stock gear legs have a hole to install a 7/16 pin ( cut off bolt ) to use as a jacking point. The complete assembly with axle wrench weighs 3-1/2 lbs...
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-11-2021, 04:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,675
Posted By g zero
RV8

With regards to raising the rear seat ..... I made a booster for mine that holds some basic travel stuff. Simple fiberglass reinforced foam box with an .040 aluminum lid .
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 06-10-2021, 03:42 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 514
Posted By g zero
Tail wheel modification

Lots of options for Tailwheel’s out there. I needed one about 1 lb heavier than stock . Decided to modify the original. Laser cut some 14 ga Stainless Steel “ Hub Caps , held in place with stainless...
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-04-2021, 04:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,938
Posted By g zero
Servo

I’m interested in the Garmin Servo if you want to sell it .
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-04-2021, 09:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,938
Posted By g zero
Roll servo

Curious why the swap out ? I’ve flown both .
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