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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-14-2022, 06:08 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,135
Posted By Skykingbob
EPIC weekend

27032

27033

27035

Pretty EPIC weekend.....I got the feet on the airplane.....initial fire-up and smoke test for the avionics....and hung the engine. All this wouldn't have been possible without...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-03-2022, 08:39 AM
Replies: 245
Views: 191,096
Posted By Skykingbob
Ahhhh yes....

Hey Noel.....thanks for the memory jog(those bytes were lost off my cranial hard drive)....I remember being very young when I saw that which made me scared to ever fly on a jet airplane......which is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-02-2022, 08:19 AM
Replies: 245
Views: 191,096
Posted By Skykingbob
Cool

Hey those are awesome Vlad....reminds me of the episode of the Twilight Zone where the pax jet hit some strange turbulence which turned out to be a time warp......when they descended to what was the...
Forum: Propellers 05-29-2022, 10:39 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,964
Posted By Skykingbob
Cool

Very nice Walt....... I hear a lot about the MT smoothness and look forward to the experience in the near future.....keep posting your observations :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-15-2022, 10:29 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 7,164
Posted By Skykingbob
Great news!

Thanks for the update Tom! Get your rest and fully recover! We don’t need you
To get all hosed up again! :):D
Forum: The RV Grin 05-09-2022, 08:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,930
Posted By Skykingbob
Welcome to HWY

Hey Robb.....welcome to HWY.....hopefully we can cross paths out there sometime! Great bunch of folks at the airport :)
Forum: Propellers 05-01-2022, 05:10 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,964
Posted By Skykingbob
Fantastic

Hey Walt,

Thanks for the initial PIREP! My buddy Jim and I both have one......although the are currently flying in the shipping crate waiting for the airplane build to catch up with it :)

How far...
Forum: My RV Build Project 04-30-2022, 11:09 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 109,831
Posted By Skykingbob
Awesome

A big CONGRATULATIONS :)
Forum: Trip Write-ups 01-24-2022, 06:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,764
Posted By Skykingbob
Nice!

Great post and video....the serendipitous and exciting nature of general aviation!:)
Forum: RV-10 11-03-2021, 11:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,663
Posted By Skykingbob
Congratulations

Hey Mike....sounds like you and July are having a great time in your traveling machine!!!!:):)
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-23-2021, 04:05 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 15,346
Posted By Skykingbob
Pink Lindy?

Hahaha.....thank you for the kind words and compliment Steve:) I am hoping to get a "pink" Lindy someday for the "prettiest" pedals :D
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-22-2021, 09:59 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 15,346
Posted By Skykingbob
You are correct...

Hey Walter.....I also bent mine about that amount(don't remember exactly) and put the aluminum round stock at the bottom to get the bump back and as a pivot point. Feet sit comfortably on the floor...
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-22-2021, 08:33 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 15,346
Posted By Skykingbob
My -8 Rudder Pedal Mod

I was flying another persons RV8 for four years and for "me" the rudder extensions were fantastic! So I designed and made up some for my RV8 project. I am not worried about sliding my feet below...
Forum: The RV Grin 09-23-2021, 10:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,570
Posted By Skykingbob
Smile I lived in KEWN for 12 years.....I use to take...

I lived in KEWN for 12 years.....I use to take all of my work to Sparkchasers(including a couple Cessna Caravans) at JNX......they are the best in the world!!!! I know Bill and Pat have retired but...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-07-2021, 01:11 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,391
Posted By Skykingbob
Ocracoke Beach

My wife really wanted to go to the beach so we agreed that if the weather cooperated on Monday we would fly to Ocracoke (W95) for a little beach time. The weather was forecast to be decent but it...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 07-01-2021, 07:20 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,618
Posted By Skykingbob
Sorry for your loss Smokey!

My condolences to you and all your family Smokey! Though I am sorry for your loss I am sure your father is quite well....like Paul said...."to be absent from the body is to be present with the...
Forum: RV-10 05-27-2021, 06:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,492
Posted By Skykingbob
Really?

Seriously? I mean this is very strange.....I have never bought a bolt at a hardware store or other vendor and was asked what I was going to use it for. If I did I would reply “None of your...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-20-2021, 07:03 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 14,930
Posted By Skykingbob
Connectors

So Walt....what are your connectors of choice?
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-18-2021, 03:01 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,653
Posted By Skykingbob
Dimmers

These dimmers were recommended to me by the large avionics shop doing my harness. I bought the two pot model for my flood lights I have in my RV8. you can get one to four circuits. They will...
Forum: Tools 03-18-2021, 06:51 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,455
Posted By Skykingbob
Miller

+1.....I LOVE my Miller Syncrowave 210 also! A great machine with a lot of capabilities. :)
Forum: Propellers 03-15-2021, 06:08 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,942
Posted By Skykingbob
Pirep

Jack,

Thank you so much for taking the time to update your experience! More data to help make decisions is very helpful!

Now you are getting ready for ANOTHER build! Wow...congrats! In the words...
Forum: Propellers 03-15-2021, 05:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,942
Posted By Skykingbob
330

David,

Yes you are correct about the 330 props.....the down side is they are 17 lbs heavier! There are differences also when raising compression through piston as opposed to stroking the engine. ...
Forum: Propellers 03-15-2021, 05:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,942
Posted By Skykingbob
Hunter

Keith,

Spoken like a truly proud father!! As one who lived in Greensboro (Honda Jet) and now in Virginia (Virginia Tech) it seems like Whirlwind is very fortunate to have one such as Hunter with his...
Forum: Propellers 03-15-2021, 05:41 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,942
Posted By Skykingbob
Steve, Thanks for sharing....yes from what I...

Steve,

Thanks for sharing....yes from what I understand the McCauley was just having too many issues so WW went to the drawing board and made the home grown hub. Data is always good.....more...
Forum: Propellers 03-13-2021, 10:20 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,942
Posted By Skykingbob
Thanks

Thanks for the information Jack. How is the propeller performing during flights?
Forum: Propellers 03-13-2021, 05:36 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,942
Posted By Skykingbob
Clarification

Thank you so much Keith and Jesse for your input. I have actually been in communication with Hunter (same last name as your Keith....relative?) at Whirlwind(WW) who has been responding promptly to...
Forum: Propellers 03-12-2021, 05:23 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,942
Posted By Skykingbob
Whirlwind 300-72 Information

I am building an RV-8. I have a Superior XIO-360 with 9:1 pistons and two electronic ignitions. I would like to hear about the experience of anyone on the forum that has the WW 300-72 on the higher...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-11-2021, 05:27 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,834
Posted By Skykingbob
Barrett Engines

Hands down I would use Barrett Engines. They are a Certified Repair Station and excellent people that do excellent work! I highly recommend them:)
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-12-2021, 01:39 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,565
Posted By Skykingbob
Longez IS the expert!

If anyone can help....its longez Steve....he was at the sharp point of the spear before retirement .....or like you said...call Stein.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 10-13-2020, 11:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 10,304
Posted By Skykingbob
Great Trip Huck Finn

Hey Bill,

Enjoyed the write-up and pics. I use to live in southern Illinois for four years. I had a C-182 that I kept at KSAR. A couple points of interest - when you flew over the river by...
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-10-2019, 01:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,845
Posted By Skykingbob
Nice

Tim......congratulations on the milestone!!!:)
Forum: RV-10 11-01-2019, 09:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,412
Posted By Skykingbob
Fantastic!

Mike.....Awesome job by you and July :) That will surely get you places faster than the C-177!
Forum: Propellers 10-26-2019, 04:38 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 23,189
Posted By Skykingbob
Awesome!

Looks Fantastic!:cool:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-06-2019, 10:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,730
Posted By Skykingbob
Mackinaw Island

David......Google the Grand Hotel on the island.....can?t go wrong for the big 30:) Tht film Somewhere in Time was filmed there.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-01-2019, 07:46 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,705
Posted By Skykingbob
AWESOME

Fantastic Brian....a real RV fairy tale that came true!!:)
Forum: Trip Write-ups 07-30-2019, 07:08 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 75,493
Posted By Skykingbob
Wonderful!

Herman.....excellent adventure......thank you so much for sharing and taking us along!:)
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 06-10-2019, 04:45 AM
Replies: 244
Views: 90,365
Posted By Skykingbob
Why Carl?

Hey Carl....would you care to expound on the rational for your statement? Electrical components care not where the juice comes from and I know you have background in electrical engineering (I...
Forum: Propellers 04-27-2019, 10:37 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 23,189
Posted By Skykingbob
Seriously folks.....

Couldn't have said it better Walt!+1
Forum: Trip Write-ups 04-18-2019, 10:04 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,889
Posted By Skykingbob
Pilot Mountain

Hey Mike......loved your great write up! Still building my RV8.....someday :)
Pilot Mountain is right down the road from Mt Airy, NC which is the home town of the famous Andy Griffith. The mythical...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-02-2019, 11:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,773
Posted By Skykingbob
Excellent

Hey Scott.....great write up....at the risk of sounding clueless (which I am) do you have the link to his website? :confused:
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 03-11-2019, 06:11 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,833
Posted By Skykingbob
Fantastic

Awesome Chuck......may you have many adventures :)
Forum: Propellers 01-28-2019, 07:54 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 19,831
Posted By Skykingbob
Wow

Mark.....Thanks a bunch for the post....and please keep us updated!
Forum: Florida (South) 01-28-2019, 07:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,772
Posted By Skykingbob
Nice

Looked like a nice day for it Mike and gang! :)
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 01-21-2019, 09:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,452
Posted By Skykingbob
Fantastic

Awesome video Herman :)
Forum: My RV Build Project 12-19-2018, 08:23 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 42,097
Posted By Skykingbob
Wow

That?s AWESOME Rob!!!! (My forecast is coal again! If only I could get the IO 360 to burn that.... I would never have to buy fuel :D )
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-20-2018, 08:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,224
Posted By Skykingbob
Access Panel

Hey Randy,

Here is what I did. You really should consider just a rectangular door that would be probably the simplest type to install in a completed airplane. I am putting mine in during the...
Forum: RV-10 07-17-2018, 05:03 AM
Replies: 511
Views: 602,422
Posted By Skykingbob
Nice!

Looks great Joe.....Congratulations:)
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-09-2018, 12:50 PM
Replies: 824
Views: 972,687
Posted By Skykingbob
Nice

Looks great Walt! And proof that you do more than sit around and gab all the time:D
Forum: Texas (North) 07-02-2018, 08:11 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,231
Posted By Skykingbob
Walt goof off? Say it?s not so.....

Hey Adrian....52F is a great place and Walt will gladly put down a tool to chat as will his brother Rick...get them together and it?s Goof-off x Arnow squared = great visit :D Walt will gladly share...
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-30-2018, 05:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,260
Posted By Skykingbob
Canopy

Sam.......sent email
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-07-2018, 02:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,288
Posted By Skykingbob
Congrats Eddie

Hey Turbo........great milestone (not to mention your Hobbs now matches your age! Ha) :rolleyes:
Forum: Trip Write-ups 05-14-2018, 06:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,947
Posted By Skykingbob
Ditto

Fantastic potpourri of thoughts that make up the book called LIFE Smokey! All the ?scents? of our experiences that waft through our memories that are energized once again when a flight, a...
Forum: My RV Build Project 04-27-2018, 04:41 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 92,114
Posted By Skykingbob
Good Choice

Hey Miles.....I did the same thing. I started doing the SB and got some elongated holes. So I ended up drilling skins and replacing anything that
was needed.....got a great HS and confidence that...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 04-07-2018, 05:42 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,882
Posted By Skykingbob
Wow

One word Vlad- MONUMENTAL :)
Forum: Tools 12-29-2017, 07:10 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,486
Posted By Skykingbob
Just keep 3-phase

I built a machine shop in my back yard. I have a 14x40 Engine Lathe, a Prototrak CNC, and a surface grinder that all run off of 3-phase. To run a third leg onto my property and pay the monthly fee...
Forum: RV-9/9A 09-06-2017, 08:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,444
Posted By Skykingbob
Congratulations

Hey Mike a big Congratulations to you! Ease into the transition is smart! Once you get up to speed you can do plenty of memorable flights!

I used the Lebanon-Springfield Airport as a fuel stop a...
Forum: RV-10 08-15-2017, 05:48 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,600
Posted By Skykingbob
Congratulations

Congratulations Joe....been a while since we were in contact and in between you done went and finished your airplane!!! Great job! :D
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-02-2017, 05:06 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,892
Posted By Skykingbob
Nice

Hey Rick....nice video...I am sure it will be a great help for folks that are getting into the EFIS world from round dials!!:)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-19-2017, 05:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,206
Posted By Skykingbob
Welcome!

Hello David! Plenty of builders here in the HWY area.....I am building an -8 also. Email or PM me if you need anything or want to come by!:)
Forum: RV-6/6A 04-27-2017, 04:43 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 182,080
Posted By Skykingbob
Congrats

Great to hear Gil....congratulations :)
Forum: RV-6/6A 04-17-2017, 07:30 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 182,080
Posted By Skykingbob
Congratulations

FANTASTIC Gil......looking forward to the flight reports!!!:)
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 02-26-2017, 08:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,829
Posted By Skykingbob
Fantastic!

Really enjoyed it Jerry!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-30-2017, 01:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,817
Posted By Skykingbob
Congrats

Congratulations Jonathan....may you begin to make memories in your new
wings!:)
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-28-2017, 05:23 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 21,596
Posted By Skykingbob
Fantastic!

Awesome :). YOL BOLSON JAKE!!!
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