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Forum: RV-8/8A Yesterday, 08:59 PM
Replies: 869
Views: 1,134,920
Posted By Scotty G
I didnít build it, but I did design the new paint...

I didnít build it, but I did design the new paint and pay for it!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-03-2021, 01:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,685
Posted By Scotty G
Fly-out to Sedona for the weekend. Two RVs, three...

Fly-out to Sedona for the weekend. Two RVs, three T-6s, three 450 Stearmans.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 04-01-2021, 12:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,271
Posted By Scotty G
Congrats! Great looking airplane and panel.

Congrats! Great looking airplane and panel.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-28-2021, 10:36 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,602
Posted By Scotty G
Out and about around the CHD and FFZ area. Here...

Out and about around the CHD and FFZ area. Here comes summer!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-26-2021, 12:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 424
Posted By Scotty G
https://www.guden.com/Item/541750-0608 Works...

https://www.guden.com/Item/541750-0608

Works great on my RV-8.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-19-2021, 04:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,039
Posted By Scotty G
Congrats, Darwin! I should be out on the...

Congrats, Darwin!

I should be out on the morning. Come by B2 if you have time.
Forum: COMM 03-18-2021, 08:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 302
Posted By Scotty G
GPS antenna in the left ZipTip, and an Archer...

GPS antenna in the left ZipTip, and an Archer VOR/ILS in the right one. Both work like a charm.

I did use copper shielding tape on the forward light boxes, mainly because Iím ďdetailedĒ like that....
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-16-2021, 08:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,441
Posted By Scotty G
Thanks, all!

Thanks, all!
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-16-2021, 07:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,441
Posted By Scotty G
No, but I wanted to. **** eyesight. :(

No, but I wanted to. **** eyesight. :(
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-16-2021, 01:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,441
Posted By Scotty G
Thanks. And Iím making new N numbers.

Thanks. And Iím making new N numbers.
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-16-2021, 10:17 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,441
Posted By Scotty G
Thank you, and thanks for all the nice...

Thank you, and thanks for all the nice comments!

No G limits that I’ve seen. I’m curious why you’d ask? Is there something about their appearance?
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-15-2021, 11:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,441
Posted By Scotty G
Thank you! Come on down and introduce yourself,...

Thank you! Come on down and introduce yourself, it would be nice to meet you. B2 ��
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-15-2021, 10:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,441
Posted By Scotty G
The New Party Dress

Hereís the new scheme!
Forum: Painting your RV 03-13-2021, 06:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,553
Posted By Scotty G
Iíd like that, thank you.

Iíd like that, thank you.
Forum: Painting your RV 03-12-2021, 08:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,553
Posted By Scotty G
Thank you all, and you, too, Jake. I appreciate...

Thank you all, and you, too, Jake. I appreciate the input. Please chime in if you have an opinion.
Forum: Painting your RV 03-11-2021, 10:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,553
Posted By Scotty G
Well, this is very true!

Well, this is very true!
Forum: Painting your RV 03-11-2021, 09:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,553
Posted By Scotty G
Paint Job Poll

Hello, fellow RVers,

Just got my airplane back from the paint shop, and there are some issues with the job Iíll have to address.

Iím trying to find the line between the little stuff I can do...
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-05-2021, 08:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 984
Posted By Scotty G
Last I heard was 3-5 months. I believe theyíll...

Last I heard was 3-5 months. I believe theyíll put people with flying aircraft on the list and massage it so they can fly sooner, and then guys with builds still get theirs as they get ready to fly.
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-04-2021, 10:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 984
Posted By Scotty G
I have the newest ZipTips Premier model, and I...

I have the newest ZipTips Premier model, and I installed them about three months ago. I did use copper adhesive shielding for the lightbox on the wingtips based on earlier complaints I had also read....
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-04-2021, 12:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 984
Posted By Scotty G
Iíve got them with a Garmin 650 and SL30. Whatís...

Iíve got them with a Garmin 650 and SL30. Whatís your question?
Forum: Virtual Hangar 02-28-2021, 10:51 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,381
Posted By Scotty G
Pictures, or it didnít happen! :D

Pictures, or it didnít happen! :D
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-19-2021, 08:44 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,398
Posted By Scotty G
I prefer to think my airplane ďsingsĒ to me when...

I prefer to think my airplane ďsingsĒ to me when itís happy under certain G loads. :D

Me thinks itís also the rubber gap seal on the wing fairing. RV-8.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-16-2021, 10:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,894
Posted By Scotty G
Yep. Itís a special time of year! :eek:

Yep. Itís a special time of year! :eek:
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-16-2021, 09:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,628
Posted By Scotty G
Lance, it warms my cockles that youíre on your...

Lance, it warms my cockles that youíre on your way to Paint Recovery. Awesome!

Being able to get in the booth and have a say on where the lines are, how thick they are, etc., was a TREMENDOUS...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-16-2021, 09:12 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,894
Posted By Scotty G
If youíre ever in PHX (winter is firmly here now,...

If youíre ever in PHX (winter is firmly here now, gonna be 68 today! Brrr!) youíre welcome to visit me at Chandler airport.

Let me put it this way... Every time I land and open the canopy, I wonder...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-15-2021, 08:16 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,306
Posted By Scotty G
My vote is for Bogert. Great piece of kit,...

My vote is for Bogert. Great piece of kit, especially after a tow ring was welded on.
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-12-2021, 09:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,628
Posted By Scotty G
New Paint!

The shop I chose asked me to sit in for a day to make sure the camouflage went on to my liking.

First, what a great learning experience!

Second, to have a hand in it and be able to ensure the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-05-2021, 05:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 778
Posted By Scotty G
edclee, I’ll echo Karl’s experience with...

edclee,

I’ll echo Karl’s experience with Scottsdale FSDO.


I just went through the process. I got my letter authorizing the N Number change, then I called the FSDO. The nice lady had one of the...
Forum: RV-3 02-03-2021, 04:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,160
Posted By Scotty G
I've always thought having anything you need to...

I've always thought having anything you need to twiddle, turn, twist or tap should be on the left side so your non-stick (non-flying) hand can manipulate it without incurring sympathetic movement to...
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-01-2021, 11:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,358
Posted By Scotty G
They did, I just happen to have one of them in...

They did, I just happen to have one of them in the RV=8 I bought.
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-01-2021, 08:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,358
Posted By Scotty G
If a series of photos of a Mattituck TMX-390...

If a series of photos of a Mattituck TMX-390 installed on my RV-8 Fastback will help, I'd be happy to post them.

I just have to get it out of the paint shop first.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-01-2021, 08:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,142
Posted By Scotty G
+1. I'd appreciate the same.

+1. I'd appreciate the same.
Forum: RV-10 01-29-2021, 08:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,045
Posted By Scotty G
FANTASTIC!!!

FANTASTIC!!!
Forum: RV-10 01-28-2021, 10:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,004
Posted By Scotty G
Iím not a builder, but I did install them on my...

Iím not a builder, but I did install them on my RV-8.

In terms of flying qualities, I canít determine any difference in roll Ďcrispness/snappinessí or rate. Nothing much changed where the aileron...
Forum: Painting your RV 01-28-2021, 09:43 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,054
Posted By Scotty G
I feel awful for you. This sucks.

I feel awful for you. This sucks.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-27-2020, 05:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 578
Posted By Scotty G
*Very* hard to do with my linebacker shoulder in...

*Very* hard to do with my linebacker shoulder in the way. :D
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-27-2020, 03:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 578
Posted By Scotty G
Well, bummer... But thanks for the info!

Well, bummer... But thanks for the info!
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-27-2020, 12:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 578
Posted By Scotty G
SkyView HDX, WiFi, and Foreflight

Hi, gang,

I put an iPad mini with ForeFlight in my back seat, and connected to my SkyView HDX WiFi. I’m getting a moving map, AHRS attitude info, and GPS speed and altitude.

I’ve looked up the...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 12-22-2020, 09:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,686
Posted By Scotty G
I wasnít aware of this issue until I was half way...

I wasnít aware of this issue until I was half way through the install. Thanks to the post above, now we know some improvement was made. I took an additional step and used copper shielding tape on the...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 12-14-2020, 11:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,686
Posted By Scotty G
Hi, Damien, I countersunk for #6 screws and used...

Hi, Damien,

I countersunk for #6 screws and used countersunk washers; worked great. Just go lightly on the countersinking. I’m up at CHD if you want to check it out.

And someone got filler wedges?...
Forum: Tools 12-13-2020, 07:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,670
Posted By Scotty G
LOVE my AeroCreeper.

LOVE my AeroCreeper.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-11-2020, 01:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 662
Posted By Scotty G
Thanks, Jake. Just seemed a waste to me that...

Thanks, Jake.

Just seemed a waste to me that theyíre aimed so far up in the three-point position.

I dug out the innards of the left side - a ROYAL PITFA - and got the adjustment bolt secured...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-10-2020, 12:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 662
Posted By Scotty G
AVEO ZipTips and Tailwheels

Hi, guys,

Have any of you run out of downward adjustment of the taxi and landing light assembly with the Aveo LEDs? If so, how did you adjust them down to provide more illumination near or in the...
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-02-2020, 11:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,367
Posted By Scotty G
F-874 Rudder Blocks

Hi, guys,

Iíve come to find that my left F-874 rudder slide block (or whatever itís called) came out of its location on the left rudder pedal.

I looked at the plans (Iím not a builder) and see...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-27-2020, 12:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,171
Posted By Scotty G
I just bought an RV-8 fastback. Iím 270/offensive...

I just bought an RV-8 fastback. Iím 270/offensive lineman stature. My friend, 290 and bigger than me, was accommodated in the back seat (with appropriate fuel) for my checkout flight.

And heís...
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-25-2020, 03:01 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,868
Posted By Scotty G
Can't say for sure when my RV-8 QB kit was born,...

Can't say for sure when my RV-8 QB kit was born, but it was finished in 2013, so the 2009-2010 timeframe is plausible.

Mine, thankfully, had the bolts, so good to go. Hope the rest of you find out...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-25-2020, 02:59 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 496
Posted By Scotty G
TMX-390 Ballpark Figures

Hi, Gang,

My RV-8 has a TMX-390 with a WW RV74 CS prop, and I'd like to hear what you guys are seeing for cruise power settings, fuel flows, CHTs, and EGTs.

I normally operated an R-1340 and...
Forum: Alternative Engines 11-24-2020, 12:25 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 9,358
Posted By Scotty G
Let's see if anyone gets it... :D

Let's see if anyone gets it... :D
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-20-2020, 04:09 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 839
Posted By Scotty G
RV-8 leading edge aluminum

Hi gang,

I'm looking to cover the landing light cutouts in each wing on my RV-8. With the addition of the Aveo ZipTips, I have no need for these and would much rather have the continuity of the...
Forum: RV-10 11-19-2020, 09:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,164
Posted By Scotty G
Hi guys, As a professional A2A photographer, I...

Hi guys,

As a professional A2A photographer, I see what youíre trying to do here. But this is a terribly limiting way to gain that ability. Itís a lot of work, too. You will only be able to shoot...
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-17-2020, 04:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,706
Posted By Scotty G
My -8 has the fastback and a 14g aux. fuselage...

My -8 has the fastback and a 14g aux. fuselage tank mounted low with baggage space above. With screw-mounted panels, itís still pretty easy to get back there to inspect things. Battery is in the low...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-13-2020, 11:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 882
Posted By Scotty G
Mike, Ok, thanks for the backup. That’s what I...

Mike,

Ok, thanks for the backup. That’s what I think I see as well.

I mocked up space between the box and the skin with some wood shims. It could use some more, but it is already super tight in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-13-2020, 10:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 882
Posted By Scotty G
Aveo Ziptip Install Question

Hi, gang,

Fitting my Aveo Ziptips to my RV-8, and I have a question.

The interior box that holds the light assemblies is half bonded to the interior of the top. The other half is not.

Why?

And...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-26-2020, 09:44 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 760
Posted By Scotty G
Interior Paint on Aveo Tips?

Just got my Aveo RV-8 wing tips today, and wondered if anyone here painted the interior surfaces around the lights black.

Seems like it would clean up the aesthetics.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-24-2020, 08:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,103
Posted By Scotty G
Congrats! We want pics!

Congrats! We want pics!
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-22-2020, 10:42 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,024
Posted By Scotty G
As a brand new RV-8 owner and pilot, I’m going...

As a brand new RV-8 owner and pilot, I’m going through the learning curve many of you already have. But my impression is fresh, so maybe someone (the OP?) will find value in it.

My checkout was...
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-19-2020, 01:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,658
Posted By Scotty G
Oh yeah..!

Oh yeah..!
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-14-2020, 06:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,658
Posted By Scotty G
1,166 last time it was weighed.

1,166 last time it was weighed.
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-14-2020, 05:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,658
Posted By Scotty G
Officially an RV-8 Owner

Well, I took possession of N98DM today.

For those interested, 2013 QB, TMX-390, Whirlwind 74RV constant speed, dual Dynon HDX SkyViews, Garmin 650 and 220, AP, Showplanes fastback and cowl, Grove...
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-09-2020, 12:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,245
Posted By Scotty G
Weíve gotten off topic, and some replies have...

Weíve gotten off topic, and some replies have moved outside the scope of the actual question.

Of course the flaps change how the wing caries the imposed loads. Of course the construction manual says...
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-07-2020, 11:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,245
Posted By Scotty G
Well, that certainly makes a lot more sense....

Well, that certainly makes a lot more sense. Still curious if others have higher speeds, how they went about it.

And no, Iím not considering trying it, Iím genuinely curious.
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-07-2020, 11:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,245
Posted By Scotty G
Flap Vfe

Hi guys,

I should take possession of my RV-8 in six days, and want to see what the brain trust has as background on this subject.

Iíve seen Vfe values of 87 MPH, and heard of some at higher air...
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-01-2020, 03:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,132
Posted By Scotty G
The RV-8? Iím buying has a Starter Enable button...

The RV-8? Iím buying has a Starter Enable button on the panel. Once the engine is running, that gets turned off. Viola... No electricity to energize the stater.
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-27-2020, 11:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,448
Posted By Scotty G
Those are pretty neat, Vince. Thanks. Problem...

Those are pretty neat, Vince. Thanks.

Problem is the RV-8 Iím buying has a Showplanes Fastback and side-tip canopy. So I went with these, which look to be easily...
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