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Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-19-2021, 08:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 298
Posted By wilddog
I cut a V into the top of a saw horse and rested...

I cut a V into the top of a saw horse and rested the stinger there. Used engine stand on the front and took the wheels off the front of it to lower the rotating axis and put that axis more in line...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 01-15-2021, 02:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 644
Posted By wilddog
If they are 2.25Ē, Iím interested.

If they are 2.25Ē, Iím interested.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-14-2021, 12:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 572
Posted By wilddog
Tires Battery location, rear needs a couple of...

Tires
Battery location, rear needs a couple of lbs cable
Glass v steam gauges
Type of foam in the seat cushions
Landing lights or not
EI is lighter than mags
Light starter and alternator
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 01-14-2021, 09:10 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 311
Posted By wilddog
Crow Seat Belt FS

Brand new, never installed Crow seat belt. 3Ē web x 52Ē, pull up adjustment. $55 shipped in lower US.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-13-2021, 11:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,157
Posted By wilddog
I donít see how one could ever get all the slosh...

I donít see how one could ever get all the slosh out working through 5Ē holes in the rear wall. I tried one bay and sent them to Weeps. Very time consuming, breathed a lot of MEK and not pleasant...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-07-2021, 09:19 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,563
Posted By wilddog
My -8 also has a Titan IOX370 and with 65 hrs on...

My -8 also has a Titan IOX370 and with 65 hrs on it and I’m happy. JB gave me a good price and they equipped mine with only the left mag since I wanted to install CPI on the right. It was run 3 hrs...
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-07-2021, 06:48 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,779
Posted By wilddog
Test your oil temp sender.

Test your oil temp sender.
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-31-2020, 05:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 746
Posted By wilddog
Depending where the empty CG is, you could load...

Depending where the empty CG is, you could load 50# fwd baggage and go another 50+# in the rear. Angle valve engine and CS prop would make it easy. My -8 has a parallel valve engine with a lighter WW...
Forum: Painting your RV 12-29-2020, 03:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,781
Posted By wilddog
I also used SPI epoxy primer and liked it.

I also used SPI epoxy primer and liked it.
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-28-2020, 04:14 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,742
Posted By wilddog
Tom, that is great info! Now I can leave mine...

Tom, that is great info! Now I can leave mine slightly low and be happy.
Forum: RV-6/6A 12-28-2020, 01:15 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 8,952
Posted By wilddog
I canít recall. I fly a lot so it is not sitting...

I canít recall. I fly a lot so it is not sitting for that long very often.
Forum: RV-6/6A 12-28-2020, 12:43 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 8,952
Posted By wilddog
Russ, You might want to take a look at the...

Russ,
You might want to take a look at the Shorai charger. If I understand correctly, it balances the cells in the battery while charging. I use it every oil change in case the battery needs to be...
Forum: RV-6/6A 12-27-2020, 07:47 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,902
Posted By wilddog
If seller has been flying that plane, he is lucky...

If seller has been flying that plane, he is lucky to still be able to complain. RUN! Plenty of other planes in this world.
Forum: Tools 12-27-2020, 04:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 12,373
Posted By wilddog
I have both and prefer the 3x because it is...

I have both and prefer the 3x because it is easier for me to control. 2x hits faster and lighter and I donít like it. Used 3x on most all of my RV-8.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 12-18-2020, 02:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 447
Posted By wilddog
I have a 31/8Ē G meter. Not home now. Can email...

I have a 31/8Ē G meter. Not home now. Can email you a picture if interested.
Bill
Forum: RV-6/6A 12-18-2020, 06:03 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 22,198
Posted By wilddog
Off topic

Just looked at the pictures of your plane and the vinyl wrap looks great. Did you have a helper or were you able to handle the vinyl sheets single handed? You really improved the appearance of your...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 12-18-2020, 04:37 AM
Replies: 343
Views: 181,115
Posted By wilddog
Grass Strip in Eastern Va.

Here is my farm strip east of KMFV. That is my old RV-3 I sold last summer after I built my current -8. 1850í with clear approaches. Sorry picture is sideways. I cannot find how to turn it upright.
Forum: Fiberglass 12-17-2020, 05:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 666
Posted By wilddog
I would cut as much as possible off the front to...

I would cut as much as possible off the front to gain better access to the brakes and rudder pedals. Everything on a -3 is tight to get to. Also would sit in seat and check knee clearance. You might...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-15-2020, 09:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 655
Posted By wilddog
What plane? If a taildrager, I would keep it...

What plane? If a taildrager, I would keep it right there on the grass. Not only is grass easier to land on but your plane would be at your home making it easy to work on.
Forum: Alternative Engines 12-13-2020, 08:54 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,727
Posted By wilddog
Electric power for aerobatics might work at your...

Electric power for aerobatics might work at your home field. Blast off for a half hr aero flight. But what if you want to travel to a contest? Electric does work for sailplanes as a sustainer motor...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-12-2020, 06:03 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,154
Posted By wilddog
It should not do that and I would not run it. If...

It should not do that and I would not run it. If the impulse fails, parts can fall into the engine. Remove the mag and see if the problem remains.
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-07-2020, 07:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 850
Posted By wilddog
RV-8, N88WV, 1032#, 79.05”, Titan IO370,...

RV-8, N88WV, 1032#, 79.05”, Titan IO370, Whirlwind GA prop
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-03-2020, 07:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,075
Posted By wilddog
If the left pedal will not slide towards the...

If the left pedal will not slide towards the center, then something must be bent. I think that cross tube comes with the holes drilled, can’t remember having to drill it. Looks like you are going to...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-03-2020, 11:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,436
Posted By wilddog
There was a museum in Philadelphia that had an...

There was a museum in Philadelphia that had an exhibit showing how this could work back in the 1950s. It had a plexiglass disc with three steel balls that were free to spin around the inside, kind of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-30-2020, 11:16 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,977
Posted By wilddog
What is the plane she is working on in the upper...

What is the plane she is working on in the upper picture with tube fuse and alum wing?
Forum: RV-3 11-29-2020, 12:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 545
Posted By wilddog
My old RV-3A had wing tanks and I think I still...

My old RV-3A had wing tanks and I think I still have the plans around here somewhere. Iíll look later.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-25-2020, 01:54 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 8,487
Posted By wilddog
Wouldn’t having insurance only make one a bigger...

Wouldn’t having insurance only make one a bigger target in a suit? I never hear of death suits and few injury suits settled for only a couple hundred thousand. And if it is suggested one hire their...
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-21-2020, 07:03 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,491
Posted By wilddog
Also kept it simple with only a push to start on...

Also kept it simple with only a push to start on the stick. PTT is on the throttle of my -8. Use an arming switch on the panel to avoid unintended starter engagement. All the trims are manual. First...
Forum: RV-10 11-18-2020, 08:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,106
Posted By wilddog
Richmond FSDO did mine via a quick Zoom...

Richmond FSDO did mine via a quick Zoom conference. Printed out a temp cert at end of conference and got the card in the mail a couple weeks later.
Forum: RV-9/9A 11-18-2020, 06:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 859
Posted By wilddog
Stick an ice pick through the hole and line them...

Stick an ice pick through the hole and line them up. Build on.
Forum: RV-14 11-12-2020, 04:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,395
Posted By wilddog
My recently completed -8 has a mix of...

My recently completed -8 has a mix of instruments. I like the big 3.125Ē airspeed, altitude, and RoC. Using AFS 2500 for engine and also have an IFly GPS plus a GRT Mini. This mix suits me well for...
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-11-2020, 11:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,043
Posted By wilddog
Says it has sodium hydroxide, lye, in it. I would...

Says it has sodium hydroxide, lye, in it. I would not use it on my aluminum airplane. If you only used it to remove residue from parts before assembly and washed it off, maybe ok?? Don’t know? I...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-09-2020, 05:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,816
Posted By wilddog
My Titan IO370 burned some oil the first few hrs....

My Titan IO370 burned some oil the first few hrs. It is now at 52 hrs and is burning about a quart of Aeroshell W100 in 18 hrs. Used Phillips mineral oil for break-in and ran it hard with only two...
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-09-2020, 08:15 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 65,918
Posted By wilddog
I used MS20006-30 bolts. They are a little long...

I used MS20006-30 bolts. They are a little long but work with two washers and are internal wrenching with an Allen. Be sure to use hard washers, MS20006-6 and MS20002C6. Glue the Allen wrenches to...
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-08-2020, 04:05 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 65,918
Posted By wilddog
Brian, My bolts go in from the top. I cut short...

Brian,
My bolts go in from the top. I cut short Allen wrenches and fit them in the bolt heads with glue. The tails of the allens are connected together with a short piece of steel tube and glue to...
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-31-2020, 12:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,096
Posted By wilddog
Vans list it as WD-823-PC for $299. Iíll sell for...

Vans list it as WD-823-PC for $299. Iíll sell for $199 plus shipping. It was installed but never flown. Removed and the std seat bar installed in its place.
Bill
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-31-2020, 11:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,096
Posted By wilddog
Here is a photo of it in my -8. Iíll sell it if...

Here is a photo of it in my -8. Iíll sell it if you are interested. I didnít need that much room and took it out to give the GIB more room.
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-30-2020, 09:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,654
Posted By wilddog
Wow! $45k paint, please post a picture.

Wow! $45k paint, please post a picture.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-30-2020, 09:08 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 7,501
Posted By wilddog
Maybe Vans should negotiate a contract with a...

Maybe Vans should negotiate a contract with a shipping company. I just ordered a 102# tool box from HF and the estimated shipping charge is $6.99. That is to my home not a commercial address. My dogs...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-25-2020, 08:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 919
Posted By wilddog
Great! But we need pictures of the event.

Great! But we need pictures of the event.
Forum: RV-4 10-16-2020, 10:52 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,321
Posted By wilddog
Hop in and go with my old -3. That was first RV...

Hop in and go with my old -3. That was first RV ride. Same hop in and go with -8. I did have 600+ hrs tailwheel time.
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-15-2020, 01:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,715
Posted By wilddog
The rivets are easier to remove than screws.

The rivets are easier to remove than screws.
Forum: Safety 10-15-2020, 05:23 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,522
Posted By wilddog
Is the cross bar the tall man option Vans sells?...

Is the cross bar the tall man option Vans sells? Hard to tell in the photo but if it is , the top of the bar is moved to the rear and leaves very little of the seat top resting against the bar. The...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-10-2020, 07:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 969
Posted By wilddog
The threads are pretty fine and PT wonít work and...

The threads are pretty fine and PT wonít work and would damage the case. Donít try it.
Forum: Painting your RV 10-07-2020, 08:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,228
Posted By wilddog
I painted my -8 with 1.75 gal. of base Nasson...

I painted my -8 with 1.75 gal. of base Nasson paint. After mixing that was probably 3 gallons sprayed.
Forum: Interiors 10-07-2020, 06:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 820
Posted By wilddog
If you make a major mod, it will go back into...

If you make a major mod, it will go back into Phase One testing for a few hours. That is only a log book entry and a test area. This should not require another DAR inspection. Check the Ops Limits...
Forum: RV-3 10-04-2020, 01:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 957
Posted By wilddog
My -3 had a narrow deck 0-320, light starter,...

My -3 had a narrow deck 0-320, light starter, wood prop, Odessa battery between the pedals, 755# plus 185# of me and was a bit nose heavy. It flew much better with 15# in baggage and if I had not...
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-02-2020, 03:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,647
Posted By wilddog
My old -3 had pins and my current-8 has Skybolts....

My old -3 had pins and my current-8 has Skybolts. I would never go back to pins.
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-01-2020, 09:34 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,552
Posted By wilddog
I set my-8 up with start switch on the stick and...

I set my-8 up with start switch on the stick and com button on the throttle. I have an arming switch on the panel with a LED warning light on when armed. Works very well on a taildragger.
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-29-2020, 05:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,652
Posted By wilddog
Instead of putting the airplane on an incline,...

Instead of putting the airplane on an incline, could you attach a hose to the end of the fuel line and raise that so the outlet is high enough to equal the incline method?
Forum: Tools 09-21-2020, 10:05 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,018
Posted By wilddog
Wiha, a German co., makes good screwdrivers.

Wiha, a German co., makes good screwdrivers.
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-19-2020, 09:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,915
Posted By wilddog
Do you have inverted oil? And fuel injection?...

Do you have inverted oil? And fuel injection? Without those, I cannot see a flop tube being much use.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-12-2020, 05:36 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,940
Posted By wilddog
With a new Titan 370 and RV-8, I did about 20 min...

With a new Titan 370 and RV-8, I did about 20 min of short ground runs to check operation and leaks and set the GA prop pitch. Flew first three hrs WOT then varied 75-65% for another five hrs. I did...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-08-2020, 05:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,830
Posted By wilddog
Is the A/S indicated? And at what altitude?

Is the A/S indicated? And at what altitude?
Forum: RV-14 09-01-2020, 06:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,460
Posted By wilddog
I drove mine in with a rivet gun and brass set....

I drove mine in with a rivet gun and brass set. Use about 25# psi and grease and they go right in. Attach wing with cheap grade 5 bolts first and drive them out with the close tolerance bolts. This...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-28-2020, 01:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,418
Posted By wilddog
I asked about that and was told it only applies...

I asked about that and was told it only applies to A&Ps.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-27-2020, 07:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,418
Posted By wilddog
Richmond FSDO did mine online Zoom meeting. Very...

Richmond FSDO did mine online Zoom meeting. Very simple and quick.
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-25-2020, 11:03 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 10,943
Posted By wilddog
RV-8 Wheel Jack

Here is mine from sq aluminum tube. Weighs 4.7oz and takes up very little room if you donít carry the car jack in the plane. Strong and does not harm the fairing bracket.
Forum: RV-10 08-25-2020, 04:18 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,274
Posted By wilddog
You must enjoy building things just as much if...

You must enjoy building things just as much if not more than flying. If your goal is to fly a RV, it is far,far easier and cheaper to buy a completed one.
Bill
RV-8
Hatz CB-1
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-21-2020, 02:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,648
Posted By wilddog
Is there any way to make the spreadsheet work on...

Is there any way to make the spreadsheet work on an iPad?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-19-2020, 12:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,104
Posted By wilddog
Plus another six hours thinking about where to...

Plus another six hours thinking about where to locate things and how they work.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-14-2020, 01:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,737
Posted By wilddog
I have an uphill grade to the hangar door. Easy...

I have an uphill grade to the hangar door. Easy to push out but hard to pull back inside. Installed a Harbor Freight wench at rear wall, solved problem.
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-13-2020, 01:54 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,580
Posted By wilddog
When you try the handheld also connect the...

When you try the handheld also connect the handheld antenna to your aircraft antenna coax and see if that works.
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 08-13-2020, 10:25 AM
Replies: 650
Views: 228,255
Posted By wilddog
A kit to mod an -8 to fastback with a sliding...

A kit to mod an -8 to fastback with a sliding canopy would be nice.
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