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Forum: RV-8/8A 12-22-2020, 02:58 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 391
Posted By plbarrett2004
RV-8 Seat Foam Crotch Strap

Hello all,

TL;DR- I need the measurement from the front or back of the stock Van's seat cushion to where the crotch strap slit should be for both the front and back seat of my RV-8.

The Van's...
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-06-2020, 07:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 850
Posted By plbarrett2004
RV-8 Weight and Balance Database

Hello All,

Years ago Dan Checkoway compiled a database of weight and balance numbers for RVs. That database survives today that someone collected on a google drive sheet available here...
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-17-2020, 05:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,172
Posted By plbarrett2004
Scott, Dan, and Jerry - thank you all for the...

Scott, Dan, and Jerry - thank you all for the photos and input. Definitely helpful. I haven't quite decided which option I'm going with, but i'll be starting to trim soon so... I'll have to make up...
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-13-2020, 09:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,172
Posted By plbarrett2004
Angle Valve Cowl Clearance

Hello All,

Iíve encountered what I believe is a fairly common problem but Iím having a little trouble wrapping my brain around the best option.

I have an IO-360 A3B6D angle valve engine. I just...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-09-2020, 11:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 803
Posted By plbarrett2004
Thanks guys. The restrictor that is currently...

Thanks guys.

The restrictor that is currently installed, and shown in the photo, requires a smaller hose fitting than the hose and restrictor supplied by Van's. So to use it I'd need a new hose....
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-08-2020, 10:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 803
Posted By plbarrett2004
Oil Pressure Port IO-360 A3B6D

Hello all,

I have an overhauled IO-360 A3B6D. I'm working to plumb fuel and oil lines firewall forward and its all new to me. I have the Lycoming overhaul and parts manual, and the only reference I...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic 05-23-2018, 03:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,571
Posted By plbarrett2004
Reminder for all the 6th Mid-Atlantic Gathering...

Reminder for all the 6th Mid-Atlantic Gathering is coming up... more details can be found on the chapter website at http://www.eaa1384.org/6thgathering/

We'll post weather updates to the website and...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic 06-11-2017, 10:29 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 9,137
Posted By plbarrett2004
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Forum: Mid-Atlantic 06-13-2016, 11:14 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 9,024
Posted By plbarrett2004
Event weather updates will be available at:...

Event weather updates will be available at: http://www.eaa1384.org

There will be door prizes and pilots may register in advance or upon arrival. We encourage pre-registration as it helps us plan...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic 09-18-2015, 07:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 7,195
Posted By plbarrett2004
3rd Annual Gathering of RVs tomorrow! Weather is...

3rd Annual Gathering of RVs tomorrow! Weather is looking promising!

We are all set up for the ADS-B seminar, and Red Brother's BBQ!

Hope to see lots of...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic 08-23-2015, 09:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 7,195
Posted By plbarrett2004
Hello everyone! While not mandatory, we would...

Hello everyone! While not mandatory, we would appreciate if those who plan to attend could RSVP at the following link. This will help us plan accordingly. https://goo.gl/indGLj

Additionally, any...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic 05-17-2015, 06:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 7,070
Posted By plbarrett2004
We're not dormant! Maybe just a little slow this...

We're not dormant! Maybe just a little slow this year around. We are planning to do a Third Mid-Atlantic Gathering of RV's on September 19th. We are hoping for clear sky and cool temps. More details...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic 06-14-2014, 05:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 7,070
Posted By plbarrett2004
Weather is good, so we're on schedule. Hope to...

Weather is good, so we're on schedule. Hope to see lots of RV's here today!:D
Forum: Mid-Atlantic 06-13-2014, 08:00 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 7,070
Posted By plbarrett2004
Pre-registration is now closed, but anyone can...

Pre-registration is now closed, but anyone can still attend regardless of pre-registration! We do ask that you register upon arrival at the registration tent where we also have a few freebies for...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic 06-07-2014, 11:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 7,070
Posted By plbarrett2004
One week until The Second Mid-Atlantic...

One week until The Second Mid-Atlantic Gathering!

Please remember to pre-register in order to receive a discount on food and help us plan accordingly at http://www.eaa1384.org/2ndGathering....
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-13-2014, 08:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,807
Posted By plbarrett2004
Several great ideas. I'll report back the next...

Several great ideas. I'll report back the next time I get in the shop.

Thanks!!
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-13-2014, 06:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,807
Posted By plbarrett2004
Fuel Tank Z-Bracket Mess-up

About a month ago, I made a major mistake on the fuel tanks. Despite clearly labeling all of the z-brackets and the tanks themselves, I installed the left z-brackets on the right tank, and vice...
Forum: RV-10 04-01-2014, 09:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,168
Posted By plbarrett2004
Ahoj Igor, Congratulations! Someone correct me...

Ahoj Igor, Congratulations!

Someone correct me if I am wrong, but to my knowledge you might be the first RV Builder in Slovakia...
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-06-2014, 03:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,631
Posted By plbarrett2004
Tom's solution was simple. Add a straight piece...

Tom's solution was simple. Add a straight piece of aluminum to the existing anti-hangup guide I already have in place going from the top of the tank to the bottom. Thanks Tom!

Here is Tom's...
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-02-2014, 11:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,631
Posted By plbarrett2004
Tom, thanks! PM sent.

Tom, thanks! PM sent.
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-01-2014, 05:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,631
Posted By plbarrett2004
Flop tube and anti-hangup guide

I built my anti-hangup guide for the fuel tank access plate as shown on Van's diagrams. However, I believe I may have angled my stiffeners more than normal.

As the geometry is now, the anti-hangup...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic 12-27-2013, 05:22 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,017
Posted By plbarrett2004
Need K1000-3 Platenuts Soonest!

All,

I'm attaching the z-brackets for my fuel tanks. In the process I messed up two brackets and ordered new ones from Van's... then I come to find out, I don't have enough k1000-3 platenuts... I...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic 12-27-2013, 05:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,946
Posted By plbarrett2004
Mike, Welcome! I'm nearby as well... and...

Mike,

Welcome! I'm nearby as well... and currently building the wings for an RV-8. I'll PM you my contact info.

Cheers,
Peter
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-15-2013, 08:59 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 779
Posted By plbarrett2004
Wing Conduit

I've read several threads on this site regarding wing wiring and conduit. Using that info, I think I have a plan, but I still want a sanity check.

Currently, I'm planning to use two of the three...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 09-24-2013, 03:34 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 86,617
Posted By plbarrett2004
Very sad news. My heart goes out to his family...

Very sad news. My heart goes out to his family and friends. I only met Tony once, but I followed his posts on VAF, especially Ask A Controller.

Fare winds and following seas.
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-18-2013, 08:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,515
Posted By plbarrett2004
Good to hear! Looks like you and I are on the...

Good to hear! Looks like you and I are on the same schedule, my -8 wings arrived yesterday after about 12 weeks... due to the same leading edge skin delay. Barb was awesome and Old Dominion was...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-20-2013, 08:31 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 13,033
Posted By plbarrett2004
I tried several different remedies to no avail. ...

I tried several different remedies to no avail. I finally grabbed a bunch of replacement rivets from a friend at the airport... and those set just fine. I definitely think its a bad batch of...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 07-21-2013, 08:03 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 28,247
Posted By plbarrett2004
Mark, My mother is English and I have family in...

Mark,

My mother is English and I have family in Surrey. On top of that my wife is Slovak. It's a dream of mine to one day make the same trip you've made in my -8.

There are many more restrictions...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 07-19-2013, 02:44 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 28,247
Posted By plbarrett2004
Fantastic trip, and report. Motivates me to keep...

Fantastic trip, and report. Motivates me to keep building.

Thanks!
Forum: Mid-Atlantic 07-14-2013, 08:01 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 16,038
Posted By plbarrett2004
Photographs

Over 400 photos have been uploaded. You can view and download the photographs directly from our Flickr Album (http://www.flickr.com/photos/97058132@N08/sets/72157633968401058/) or view the slideshow...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic 07-14-2013, 05:25 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 16,038
Posted By plbarrett2004
Thanks to everyone who was able to make it out! ...

Thanks to everyone who was able to make it out! We had a great turnout, and I believe the official count was 46 RV's on deck.

We will be uploading photographs throughout the week which will be...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic 07-14-2013, 10:19 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 16,038
Posted By plbarrett2004
Hope you can make it. Lots of arrivals now......

Hope you can make it. Lots of arrivals now... Every model is represented in the static display area. :D
Forum: Mid-Atlantic 07-14-2013, 06:14 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 16,038
Posted By plbarrett2004
We are a GO

7:15AM Weather looks much better today, and we are going to proceed as planned.

Hope to see everyone here!:D
Forum: Mid-Atlantic 07-13-2013, 06:52 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 16,038
Posted By plbarrett2004
I blame our delayed weather update on the huge...

I blame our delayed weather update on the huge patch of blue sky taunting us at the field... It disappeared though. :(

Sorry for the delays and hope to see you tomorrow.
Forum: Mid-Atlantic 07-13-2013, 06:44 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 16,038
Posted By plbarrett2004
CANCELED. We are moving to the rain date....

CANCELED. We are moving to the rain date. Tomorrow Sunday July 14th.
Forum: Mid-Atlantic 07-12-2013, 08:56 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 16,038
Posted By plbarrett2004
We plan to make a call by 7am tomorrow. I'll post...

We plan to make a call by 7am tomorrow. I'll post an update on the website, (www.eaa1384.org) and I will post here as well.

Fingers crossed.
Forum: Mid-Atlantic 07-12-2013, 08:35 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 16,038
Posted By plbarrett2004
I saw that a few people are driving in for the...

I saw that a few people are driving in for the gathering. If there is anyone coming down tonight, send me a PM and I'll give you my contact info in case the weather goes south...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic 07-12-2013, 07:53 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 16,038
Posted By plbarrett2004
Ok, I got the fuel prices. We were able to get a...

Ok, I got the fuel prices. We were able to get a concession from Skytech for the truck fuel, and the result is only 10 cents above self serve. Self serve will be available, but it might be very...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic 07-12-2013, 10:11 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 16,038
Posted By plbarrett2004
$5.81 is the current price for self serve, but we...

$5.81 is the current price for self serve, but we are expecting that self serve maybe difficult given the number of people. Skytech will be filling up on the line with the truck but we haven't gotten...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic 07-12-2013, 08:30 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 16,038
Posted By plbarrett2004
I'll be at the airport this afternoon, and I'll...

I'll be at the airport this afternoon, and I'll find out what the fuel price is and post on here.
Forum: Mid-Atlantic 07-10-2013, 06:55 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 16,038
Posted By plbarrett2004
The weather looks great for Saturday... lets keep...

The weather looks great for Saturday... lets keep our fingers crossed that it stays that way! I'm super excited to meet many of you for the first time.

Any last minute updates will be posted on our...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-22-2013, 12:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 13,033
Posted By plbarrett2004
I know this thread is from 2009, but I had the...

I know this thread is from 2009, but I had the EXACT same problem last night. AN470AD4-5's cracking in the exact same way as pictured in Mike's post. About 50% of the installed rivets display some...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-24-2013, 07:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,210
Posted By plbarrett2004
Any recommended fillers / epoxies?

Any recommended fillers / epoxies?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-24-2013, 07:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,210
Posted By plbarrett2004
Yes I do feel like a dork. Especially considering...

Yes I do feel like a dork. Especially considering I just completed two replacement parts yesterday!:cool:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-24-2013, 04:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,210
Posted By plbarrett2004
Dimple mistake on Horiz Stab skin

Doing my first dimpling on the HS 801 Skin and while I though I had the skin on the dimple... it slipped. :eek: The "new" dimple is right next to the hole. This hole is in the center on the rear...
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-19-2012, 09:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,828
Posted By plbarrett2004
Thanks Philip. I will endure to fight another...

Thanks Philip. I will endure to fight another day! Thank heavens for this website and such a great community. I'd never have the confidence to take this project on without it...

:)
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-19-2012, 08:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,828
Posted By plbarrett2004
Rob, Jon thanks for the catch. Looks like I have...

Rob, Jon thanks for the catch. Looks like I have my first part order for Van's.
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-19-2012, 08:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,828
Posted By plbarrett2004
Rob, Previous builder completed the work on both...

Rob,

Previous builder completed the work on both the reinforcement angles. I thought it was correct, but I will certainly be checking the plans as soon as I get home. I sure hope its not upside...
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-19-2012, 08:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,828
Posted By plbarrett2004
Philip, Thanks! This was literally the first...

Philip,

Thanks!

This was literally the first thing I've done on the kit since I bought it secondhand, and was a little worried. I'm still missing some really key tools... like a good ruler... the...
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-19-2012, 07:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,828
Posted By plbarrett2004
Forward Spar Assembly Drilled off center

Hello all. This is my first post to VAF, as I have just recently taken the plunge and bought a relatively new, but secondhand, RV-8 empennage kit! It's taken me about 6 months of research, but I'm...
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