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Forum: Reviews Yesterday, 08:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 411
Posted By goatflieg
Totally agree. Jeremiah spent a lot of time with...

Totally agree. Jeremiah spent a lot of time with me as well. Lots of phone and email discussions, mailed swatches... and in the end I got custom seats that are perfect for my plane.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines Yesterday, 08:38 AM
Replies: 239
Views: 53,564
Posted By goatflieg
We have a few more days until the 45 day response...

We have a few more days until the 45 day response period runs out. That got me wondering if its based on calendar days or work days... calendar days - end of this month; work days - mid-July. My...
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 06-10-2021, 07:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 662
Posted By goatflieg
... and I answered "Yeah, I am... finally... "...

... and I answered "Yeah, I am... finally... " :D
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 06-10-2021, 05:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 468
Posted By goatflieg
What a wonderful surprise. Your wife must be as...

What a wonderful surprise. Your wife must be as wonderful as mine is! Happy Birthday!
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 06-09-2021, 02:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 411
Posted By goatflieg
If you use Google Photos and want to post one...

If you use Google Photos and want to post one here, use the photo icon above, paste the URL into the space, then backspace to eliminate the "-no?authuser+0" part before you post the link. The photo...
Forum: My RV Build Project 06-09-2021, 10:10 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 80,341
Posted By goatflieg
Latest Blogspot entry is up; see link in...

Latest Blogspot entry is up; see link in signature below. Not very long; LOTS of photos. Making this entry was a good way to be productive while waiting for the weather window in MI to dehumidify...
Forum: Fiberglass 06-08-2021, 06:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,092
Posted By goatflieg
Lancair sells abrasive countersink bits that are...

Lancair sells abrasive countersink bits that are made for countersinking fiberglass. Worth the investment.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-06-2021, 02:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 665
Posted By goatflieg
For the past two weekends, I've been working...

For the past two weekends, I've been working around my RV-8... struggling with paint booth mods and a bad back. Crank up those sympathy violins... ;)
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 06-01-2021, 04:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 483
Posted By goatflieg
I used 3M AC137 adhesion promoter and AC251...

I used 3M AC137 adhesion promoter and AC251 adhesive. Both are aerospace materials formulated for use with acrylics. The AC251 will not sag or run.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 05-21-2021, 04:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 959
Posted By goatflieg
Glad you captured a screenshot of my favorite...

Glad you captured a screenshot of my favorite part of the Forks run.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-17-2021, 10:35 AM
Replies: 239
Views: 53,564
Posted By goatflieg
The latest news from Barrett this morning: ...

The latest news from Barrett this morning: Superior submitted the finalized AMOC last week. The FAA is required to respond within 45 days; approval is expected. Barrett is beginning to get the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-16-2021, 10:44 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,489
Posted By goatflieg
EAA Chapter 194 at PTK had our first Pancake...

EAA Chapter 194 at PTK had our first Pancake Breakfast (and second Hangar Walk) on Saturday. Lots of RVs in attendance as well as other very interesting aircraft. Leo and Ginny Knowlden did a great...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-13-2021, 09:21 AM
Replies: 239
Views: 53,564
Posted By goatflieg
Yeah... pretty much. My engine sits at Barrett,...

Yeah... pretty much. My engine sits at Barrett, awaiting word from on high. Been in touch with Rhonda weekly. We were given the impression initially that the AMOC had been submitted a while back,...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 05-07-2021, 01:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 984
Posted By goatflieg
Beautiful. Can't wait until I can get some...

Beautiful. Can't wait until I can get some air-to-air photos of my plane.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-04-2021, 01:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 799
Posted By goatflieg
As an RV-8 builder who bought the engine in 2018,...

As an RV-8 builder who bought the engine in 2018, hung it in 2019 and removed it on Xmas 2020 because of the crankshaft AD, I can offer a few suggestions. There are two conflicting aspects of engine...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-03-2021, 05:41 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 600
Posted By goatflieg
Can't blame you for the frequent urges to go...

Can't blame you for the frequent urges to go home; I would have felt the same. Bet you slept much better than you would have. Yes. Good friends. I did what I could... I limited and removed...
Forum: My RV Build Project 05-02-2021, 08:03 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 80,341
Posted By goatflieg
Latest blogspot entry is up; see link in...

Latest blogspot entry is up; see link in signature below. Four months distilled down to a surprisingly manageable length, considering the continuing chaos consuming my life. Here's the obligatory...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-29-2021, 12:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,514
Posted By goatflieg
Bookmarked. Thanks for sharing.

Bookmarked. Thanks for sharing.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-25-2021, 03:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,023
Posted By goatflieg
Continued work on wheel fairings... along with...

Continued work on wheel fairings... along with moving parts to the hangar, cleaning the hangar and detached garage, and a lot of other chores and distractions. Starting to work on the RVBits lower...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic 04-23-2021, 05:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,165
Posted By goatflieg
I'm the exact same size and weight. Before...

I'm the exact same size and weight. Before ordering my -8 kit, I sat in Van's demonstrator and it was a perfect fit. I expected that, because Van's designed the RV-8 for guys our size. I haven't...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-19-2021, 08:35 PM
Replies: 239
Views: 53,564
Posted By goatflieg
I delivered my engine to Tulsa last Thursday,...

I delivered my engine to Tulsa last Thursday, discussed the issues with Rhonda, Monty and Allen and had lunch with Monty and Allen... good...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-11-2021, 08:26 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,284
Posted By goatflieg
Worked on wheel fairings (why doesn't Van's call...

Worked on wheel fairings (why doesn't Van's call them wheel pants?). Still lots of work to do... but the rivet and screw holes are where they should be and the fairings are straight and...
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-11-2021, 07:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 964
Posted By goatflieg
I was scheduled with Bruce last September but I...

I was scheduled with Bruce last September but I cancelled when I realized my RV-8 would not be ready to fly. Bruce recommends that you train right after your plane becomes airworthy, so I'm...
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-10-2021, 01:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 475
Posted By goatflieg
I mounted two; a larger one on the front seatback...

I mounted two; a larger one on the front seatback and a smaller one on the right...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-29-2021, 02:15 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,059
Posted By goatflieg
Continued chipping away between monumental...

Continued chipping away between monumental distractions. Finished initial prep work during the weekend and got the first coat of primer on the windscreen molding this...
Forum: Midwest 03-17-2021, 05:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 489
Posted By goatflieg
I have a couple of friends at PTK who are flying...

I have a couple of friends at PTK who are flying RV-10s. PM me and I'll see if I can arrange it for you.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 03-16-2021, 05:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,791
Posted By goatflieg
It was the perfect angle, wasn't it? Excellent...

It was the perfect angle, wasn't it? Excellent shot! I'd have a framed enlargement made of that one. Always a cool feeling seeing this paint scheme and having it remind me of flying in the actual...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-14-2021, 10:32 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,219
Posted By goatflieg
Continued slogging away, sanding the windscreen...

Continued slogging away, sanding the windscreen molding. Removed the fuselage masking temporarily to feather the epoxy edge. I wish I could say I enjoyed this work, but I don't... I mean, I really...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-13-2021, 07:39 AM
Replies: 239
Views: 53,564
Posted By goatflieg
If Superior is confident in their AMOC and is...

If Superior is confident in their AMOC and is willing to resell the reground cranks, then they should carry the same value as any other airworthy crank. I'm not thrilled with the line of thinking...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-02-2021, 09:11 PM
Replies: 239
Views: 53,564
Posted By goatflieg
I have a slightly different and somewhat more...

I have a slightly different and somewhat more hopeful update.
I sent a short email this morning to Bill Ross and Rhonda at Barrett: "Any further updates? Still hoping to set up a timeline..." Later...
Forum: Virtual Hangar 03-01-2021, 12:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,617
Posted By goatflieg
Nice synopsis... and the thanks go both ways. ...

Nice synopsis... and the thanks go both ways. Thanks for all your help and encouragement as I trudge, slowly, with a limp, towards the finish line.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-22-2021, 09:02 PM
Replies: 239
Views: 53,564
Posted By goatflieg
I've received no further news since my last post....

I've received no further news since my last post. I'm assuming that the AMOC has been submitted by now; they expected to submit it very soon after my last post.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 02-22-2021, 12:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,296
Posted By goatflieg
Funny... Being on tall open structures can scare...

Funny... Being on tall open structures can scare me, but not flying. When the air is holding you up, it's a whole new ball game!
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 02-21-2021, 01:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,296
Posted By goatflieg
Breathtaking is the perfect word... especially...

Breathtaking is the perfect word... especially when walking along a stainless steel catwalk that you can see through... and look straight down... 800 feet!
(Why am I telling you? I'm telling...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-21-2021, 03:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,018
Posted By goatflieg
After a few days of dealing with snow, car...

After a few days of dealing with snow, car issues, ice dams and roof leaks, I finally got a chance to lay down the first two layers of fiberglass pre-preg for my windscreen molding.
If the weather...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 02-20-2021, 11:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,296
Posted By goatflieg
This was the perfect way to start my morning...

This was the perfect way to start my morning before going to work on my RV-8. You already know about my love for the Bay Area, my old stomping grounds. Every time I see a view of San Francisco that...
Forum: Midwest 02-16-2021, 07:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,380
Posted By goatflieg
I paid my my use tax right after registration. ...

I paid my my use tax right after registration. It was a hefty chunk... some builders have gotten away with paying theirs early, before they bought their engine and avionics... but I have a motto:...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-16-2021, 12:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 871
Posted By goatflieg
I've wondered the same thing... thought of trying...

I've wondered the same thing... thought of trying to modify my jackpoints for the purpose, but I'm sure they weren't designed for those stresses. Like your photo, watching the Canadian Historical...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-11-2021, 11:06 AM
Replies: 239
Views: 53,564
Posted By goatflieg
Sounds like a plan! Will do!

Sounds like a plan! Will do!
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-11-2021, 11:03 AM
Replies: 239
Views: 53,564
Posted By goatflieg
It's my understanding that it's not really...

It's my understanding that it's not really milling; it's polishing off the white layer of iron nitride which is brittle and causing the potential stress cracks. Not sure how much material is being...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-10-2021, 06:00 PM
Replies: 239
Views: 53,564
Posted By goatflieg
Further news from Rhonda at Barrett; we're...

Further news from Rhonda at Barrett; we're starting to put a plan together and I know roughly what it will cost me in labor... and it's not cheap. But the good news is that they'll strip it, rebuild...
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-09-2021, 08:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,264
Posted By goatflieg
This is how I did it. The location is just on...

This is how I did it. The location is just on the outside of the rib by the access cover for the bellcrank. Instead of using a skin doubler I made an aft end brace to help support the mast more...
Forum: RV-14 02-09-2021, 01:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,106
Posted By goatflieg
You may have already seen my Oil Door Test...

You may have already seen my Oil Door Test video... but in case you haven't, here's a link. I went with the aftermarket sprung hinge and Skybolt fasteners.
https://youtu.be/fdoIFG725Cs
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-09-2021, 12:57 AM
Replies: 239
Views: 53,564
Posted By goatflieg
I also emailed Bill Ross 2/8 and received the...

I also emailed Bill Ross 2/8 and received the same information within hours. It looks like parts are covered; labor is not. Glad the crank rework will happen in Tulsa, as that will be local to...
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-04-2021, 03:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,023
Posted By goatflieg
Scott Chastain has a thread here somewhere about...

Scott Chastain has a thread here somewhere about repairing is -8 canopy.
Forum: Tools 02-03-2021, 01:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,218
Posted By goatflieg
I put them in little plastic storage bins I got...

I put them in little plastic storage bins I got from the grocery store. Labeled the bins, separated them into flush and round head groups and arranged each group by size. Small batches of special...
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-02-2021, 07:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,579
Posted By goatflieg
RV-8 windscreen fiberglass molding layup: one worker or two?

Preparing to lay down the fiberglass around my windscreen. I've had training from Synergy Air and EAA Sportair workshops and built several practice projects, so I feel mentally prepared to do the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-31-2021, 12:58 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,380
Posted By goatflieg
Doing my time in canopy jail

Just floxing, masking, sanding down flox and smoothing skirt sides. Still a long way to go... but every hour in the shop is another hour up the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-31-2021, 12:47 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 35,349
Posted By goatflieg
I dispute the last two words of your post... "I...

I dispute the last two words of your post... "I think". Try "I imagine"... ;)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-19-2021, 03:31 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,926
Posted By goatflieg
Lots of depressing distractions so far this...

Lots of depressing distractions so far this month; only managing 1-2 hrs. in shop per day. Yesterday afternoon I carried a beer out to the shop, sat in my "Designated Happy Place" chair and just...
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-07-2021, 01:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,148
Posted By goatflieg
For those of you who used felt, what adhesive did...

For those of you who used felt, what adhesive did you use? I'm assuming contact cement; looking for specific recommendations.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-07-2021, 11:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,113
Posted By goatflieg
An interesting thread for me, having just removed...

An interesting thread for me, having just removed my engine from its mount for the first time due to the crankshaft AD. I had to follow the same procedure of unscrewing the bolts to release them,...
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-06-2021, 01:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,148
Posted By goatflieg
Wow... glad I read this now, as I was just...

Wow... glad I read this now, as I was just planning to paint the interior surfaces of my skirts before riveting them on. Thanks Paul! (for the millionth time)
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 01-01-2021, 10:48 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 10,226
Posted By goatflieg
Happy New Year Jay! Your post helped remind me,...

Happy New Year Jay! Your post helped remind me, so I made my donation today. Always nice to be able to update my donation year in my signature. Glad to be here... glad we're all here. As I just...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 12-30-2020, 10:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,852
Posted By goatflieg
Duly noted, as the wheel pant fabrication is...

Duly noted, as the wheel pant fabrication is approaching and I have two of those very dollies in my garage. Thanks for the tip!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-27-2020, 09:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,928
Posted By goatflieg
On Christmas Day I finished all disconnecting...

On Christmas Day I finished all disconnecting duties and, with the assistance of my brother-in-law Dave, I removed the engine and set it in its rolling table foam nest. After cleaning up the shop, I...
Forum: My RV Build Project 12-27-2020, 06:37 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 80,341
Posted By goatflieg
Latest RV-8 blogspot blog is posted; see link in...

Latest RV-8 blogspot blog is posted; see link in signature below. A bizarre ending to a rough year... but much progress was made overall, so that's good. Here's the obligatory teaser...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-27-2020, 06:27 AM
Replies: 239
Views: 53,564
Posted By goatflieg
My DAR explained it thusly: If my aircraft had...

My DAR explained it thusly: If my aircraft had already been certified airworthy, technically "the AD is not applicable". But since my aircraft has not yet been certified as airworthy, he his...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-22-2020, 09:49 AM
Replies: 239
Views: 53,564
Posted By goatflieg
News from Barrett

Called Rhonda this morning after reading the latest posts here. Since I contacted her early as this situation unfolded, she confirmed it would be wise for me to get the engine ready to get back to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-22-2020, 08:41 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,019
Posted By goatflieg
Bill, thanks so much for sharing these videos! I...

Bill, thanks so much for sharing these videos! I learned to fly at PAO back in the '80s and flew all around the Bay Area until I moved to NorCal in 2000. When I moved back to Michigan in 2008 and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-20-2020, 09:30 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,019
Posted By goatflieg
I want to apologize for starting this thread with...

I want to apologize for starting this thread with such a depressing post. As builders, sometimes our world can be so wonderful... at other times it can be devastating. All of life is like this. I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-20-2020, 09:14 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,019
Posted By goatflieg
What did I do with my RV this weekend, you ask? ...

What did I do with my RV this weekend, you ask? Well, since you asked, I guess I'll tell you. I'm getting ready to do the hardest thing I've ever had to do on this build... actually, one of the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-18-2020, 01:24 PM
Replies: 239
Views: 53,564
Posted By goatflieg
Stress does strange things to your mind......

Stress does strange things to your mind... especially when, for the moment, you can't bring yourself to do anything else. Only twenty seconds long... but very...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-14-2020, 01:25 PM
Replies: 239
Views: 53,564
Posted By goatflieg
This website has helped in so many ways in the...

This website has helped in so many ways in the past... but nothing compares to the help and encouragement gained by hearing the stories of others who have faced and overcome such mounumental...
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