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Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 03-29-2021, 06:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 436
Posted By rv8bldr
PM sent, next in line if it hasn't sold...

PM sent, next in line if it hasn't sold...
Forum: Tools 03-18-2021, 09:16 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,458
Posted By rv8bldr
I picked up a Miller Diversion 180 from the...

I picked up a Miller Diversion 180 from the Miller booth at Osh a few years back at a significant discount. It is really simple to operate, does 4130, stainless, and aluminum, and performs...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-14-2021, 01:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,002
Posted By rv8bldr
Doh! I guess I didn't recognize you without your...

Doh! I guess I didn't recognize you without your last name :-)

Yes, you pretty much have it. When I built my -8, I got the tail and wings to the pre-cover inspection stage. The inspector at the time...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-14-2021, 12:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,002
Posted By rv8bldr
Hi Ray First, are you an EAA member? I'm local...

Hi Ray

First, are you an EAA member? I'm local EAA 245 president here in Ottawa and we have a LOT of RV guys (I used to be one until I sold my -8 to a couple of other chapter members). Also, the...
Forum: RV-4 01-04-2021, 07:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 952
Posted By rv8bldr
I don't think you do. I believe that is only...

I don't think you do. I believe that is only required when crossing an ADIZ (like going to the Caribbean or something).
Forum: RV-10 12-22-2020, 04:43 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,390
Posted By rv8bldr
Hi Yannick In my opinion you really need to stop...

Hi Yannick

In my opinion you really need to stop drill that. I don't know if 1/16" is large enough to ensure it doesn't spread but it may be. Is that area under a fairing or anything? If so, I would...
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 12-14-2020, 06:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,702
Posted By rv8bldr
A second vote for the Bearhawk (patrol in this...

A second vote for the Bearhawk (patrol in this case).

https://bearhawkaircraft.com/patrol-specifications/
Forum: Canada 08-12-2020, 12:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,261
Posted By rv8bldr
As others have said, you can get away with one...

As others have said, you can get away with one pre-cover inspection (I did). But if you do that, have one or more knowledgeable people have a look at your work as you go.

They are looking for the...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 06-18-2020, 07:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,463
Posted By rv8bldr
You need to get her a booster cushion, Stu. My...

You need to get her a booster cushion, Stu. My wife is 5'6" but she always used a pillow just to get a better view out of the back of our -8.
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-21-2020, 06:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,927
Posted By rv8bldr
Hi Ed On the back of the instrument there are...

Hi Ed

On the back of the instrument there are labelled connections:

S - this comes from the center screw of the fuel sender (Stewart Warner on my old RV-8)
I - this is 12VDC in
G - this comes from...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 05-07-2020, 12:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 870
Posted By rv8bldr
The link is broken. This is the error message: ...

The link is broken. This is the error message:

This site can?t be reached

vans%20rv-8%20vert%20stab%20test%20video%20https?s server IP address could not be found.
Forum: Autopilots 04-22-2020, 11:40 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 9,920
Posted By rv8bldr
Hey Doug Any progress made on the design of this...

Hey Doug

Any progress made on the design of this rig? I would really like to make one for my 307.

Cheers
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-24-2020, 08:16 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,370
Posted By rv8bldr
THAT number startled me! I had to look it up....

THAT number startled me! I had to look it up. According to the CDC website, there were about 61,000 deaths from flu in the US in 2017-2018.

https://www.cdc.gov/flu/about/burden/2017-2018.htm

Still...
Forum: ADS-B 02-20-2020, 06:07 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 13,195
Posted By rv8bldr
From the installation manual on the uAvionix...

From the installation manual on the uAvionix website:

List of Compatible EFIS?s

GRT
MINI-B
MINI-AP
MINI-X
Sport EX
Horizon
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 01-30-2020, 02:11 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 23,702
Posted By rv8bldr
Ya, well, I got 3 days past the 40 yard line then...

Ya, well, I got 3 days past the 40 yard line then I was done ....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-28-2020, 07:14 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,730
Posted By rv8bldr
I would be careful of this. While true 99% of the...

I would be careful of this. While true 99% of the time, I have seen high winds force an RV-8 rudder out of the tailwheel lock and slam into an elevator. I would highly recommend a rudder lock given...
Forum: Canada 11-21-2019, 12:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,961
Posted By rv8bldr
Hey Alfio Your avatar is misleading. Your hair...

Hey Alfio

Your avatar is misleading. Your hair and beard are NOT that dark any more :-)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-06-2019, 11:57 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,491
Posted By rv8bldr
CANPASS is ending, by the way. I called just...

CANPASS is ending, by the way. I called just before Oshkosh to ensure that my new aircraft was listed under my form (it already was) and they said they aren't accepting any new applications but will...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-01-2019, 12:30 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 11,167
Posted By rv8bldr
You and me both...sigh....

You and me both...sigh....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-03-2019, 06:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,219
Posted By rv8bldr
Yes, please, make this webinar (and any others)...

Yes, please, make this webinar (and any others) available as a link afterwards. I absolutely want to see this but can't make that specific time.

Cheers
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-04-2019, 05:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,701
Posted By rv8bldr
Will do! Thanks Hugh

Will do!

Thanks Hugh
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-04-2019, 09:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,701
Posted By rv8bldr
These are REALLY timely. Thanks, guys. My wife...

These are REALLY timely. Thanks, guys.

My wife and I are heading to NZ for the month of March. We'll be hiring a car and driving both islands. Gotta get away from the miserable winter here in Canada...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-21-2019, 12:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,319
Posted By rv8bldr
I was just at an EAA Chapters Leaders workshop in...

I was just at an EAA Chapters Leaders workshop in Oshkosh over the weekend and they said the digital download version will be available shortly and will be VERY inexpensive (I think I heard $7 or $8...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-17-2019, 06:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,503
Posted By rv8bldr
I'm thinking Oxford is running a close second...

I'm thinking Oxford is running a close second (Inspector Morse/Lewis...) :eek:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-10-2019, 12:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,653
Posted By rv8bldr
Hey Vlad So I guess Nav Canada charges US...

Hey Vlad

So I guess Nav Canada charges US aircraft for overflights when you talk to ATC? I didn't know that. I stand corrected...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-10-2019, 10:39 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,653
Posted By rv8bldr
Just file a VFR flight plan and away you go....

Just file a VFR flight plan and away you go. There won't be any charge from Nav Canada. Same deal for us Canadians flying over the US to another Canadian destination. When I file a VFR flight plan...
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-07-2019, 06:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,671
Posted By rv8bldr
Congratulations, Don! You are going to love...

Congratulations, Don! You are going to love flying that -8. I sure did for the 13 years I flew mine.

Make sure you make a trip to Carp this year (CYRP) in it so we can drool over it
:D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-19-2018, 11:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,126
Posted By rv8bldr
We don't have the concept of LSA here in Canada,...

We don't have the concept of LSA here in Canada, so please correct me if I'm wrong, but wouldn't the other performance requirements still apply (max speed, stall speed, etc?) I think that would rule...
Forum: RV-14 12-05-2018, 11:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,479
Posted By rv8bldr
According to the info I have found a NAS...

According to the info I have found a NAS 1097AD3-3 rivet has a .093"-.096" shank diameter. A #40 bit is 0.9375".

Any rivet that has AD3-xx is #40, AD4-xx is #30.

Of course, I have been wrong before...
Forum: Canada 10-23-2018, 06:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,808
Posted By rv8bldr
As Mark says, don't sweat the language thing. All...

As Mark says, don't sweat the language thing. All of the controllers in the Ottawa area are fully bilingual, and your accent would have to be incredibly bad to be an issue on the Unicom frequency....
Forum: Canada 10-22-2018, 08:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,808
Posted By rv8bldr
I have PM'd you the EAA Chapter emails of the...

I have PM'd you the EAA Chapter emails of the three guys who are there the most often.

Cheers
Forum: Canada 10-22-2018, 06:13 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,808
Posted By rv8bldr
Hey Phillipe We have four or five RV-9A's in EAA...

Hey Phillipe

We have four or five RV-9A's in EAA 245, with at least three resident at Carp (CYRP). You are always welcome to visit, and there are generally people hanging about the chapter hangar on...
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 09-06-2018, 06:11 AM
Replies: 652
Views: 245,901
Posted By rv8bldr
Exactly. I'm in the process of scratch building a...

Exactly. I'm in the process of scratch building a 4pl Bearhawk right now. I (foolishly) sold my RV-8 last December, then realized I would be too long finishing the Bearhawk so bought a Maule with the...
Forum: Canada 03-02-2018, 07:41 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,199
Posted By rv8bldr
My RV-8 was no where near ready to fly, but I...

My RV-8 was no where near ready to fly, but I just put all of the pieces on and, in some places, used duct tape and/or hockey tape to hold them in some semblance of flying condition. I took the...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 02-15-2018, 06:17 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 8,244
Posted By rv8bldr
Vlad, you are behind the times on airplane...

Vlad, you are behind the times on airplane pictures for Mark.

Mark: I'm sure you have a picture of your shiny new airplane somewhere, don't you?

Edit: Never mind, did it myself...
Forum: RV-14 12-14-2017, 07:55 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 8,312
Posted By rv8bldr
I used MS Visio for my RV-8 (painful). I'm...

I used MS Visio for my RV-8 (painful). I'm currently using TinyCAD (https://tinycad.en.softonic.com/) for my Bearhawk.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 12-11-2017, 12:38 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 39,182
Posted By rv8bldr
Looks like they missed the decimal points. Maybe...

Looks like they missed the decimal points. Maybe -55.0C to +125.0C ?
Forum: Canada 11-21-2017, 06:38 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 14,981
Posted By rv8bldr
The plan sheets are 1/4 scale. Just measure the...

The plan sheets are 1/4 scale. Just measure the wing and flaps on the drawing and scale up.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-07-2017, 06:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,714
Posted By rv8bldr
Hey Mark I use an older Samsung Tab A 8" with...

Hey Mark

I use an older Samsung Tab A 8" with FltPlanGo. Certainly not leading edge tech, but it works great in my RV-8. I have it on a swivel mount on the lower part of the panel and just run a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-16-2017, 01:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,227
Posted By rv8bldr
Excellent! Thanks for this. We'll check it out.

Excellent! Thanks for this. We'll check it out.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-16-2017, 01:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,227
Posted By rv8bldr
The funny thing is, we said that the aircraft...

The funny thing is, we said that the aircraft would have separate insurance, and that the building activities would be in the hangar. The moron at the insurance company insisted strongly that any...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-16-2017, 11:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,227
Posted By rv8bldr
Home insurance and homebuilts

Hi folks

Don't let the title fool you, this is actually aviation related. And second, this *may* only apply to us in Canada, but I'm sure regardless of where you are this may apply.

We are just...
Forum: Canada 10-16-2017, 06:34 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,427
Posted By rv8bldr
And just in case the message isn't getting...

And just in case the message isn't getting across, do NOT, under any circumstances, let UPS do the brokerage. They were horribly expensive (and useless!) when I was building my RV-8 15 years ago, and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-12-2017, 10:51 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 726
Posted By rv8bldr
But, but, but.... you're in Cold Lake :D I grew...

But, but, but.... you're in Cold Lake :D

I grew up in Greenwood/Kingston.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-19-2017, 07:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,663
Posted By rv8bldr
Well, isn't that embarrassing :-) I grew up in...

Well, isn't that embarrassing :-) I grew up in the Annapolis Valley (Greenwood/Kingston) and went to Acadia University. Never heard of Hillaton.

Sigh...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-18-2017, 07:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,663
Posted By rv8bldr
Kings County airport (Waterville) is permanently...

Kings County airport (Waterville) is permanently closed. Which sucks. I flew out of there with the Air Cadet glider program in '80 and '81. To my knowledge it was the only GA airport in the Annapolis...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-14-2017, 11:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,663
Posted By rv8bldr
Just copied this from the COPA website: Parking...

Just copied this from the COPA website:

Parking fee 60

Comments About Fees

ALL private aircraft under 2000 kg (4400 lbs) MTOW are not assessed landing fees as COPA Flight 60 Halifax pays an...
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-03-2017, 12:29 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 19,366
Posted By rv8bldr
Hey Perry I live almost 4000kms from Long Beach...

Hey Perry

I live almost 4000kms from Long Beach so I have no first hand knowledge, but I think EAA chapter 7 is based there.

I was just curious about the throttle position. Most tandem/stick...
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-02-2017, 05:41 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 19,366
Posted By rv8bldr
Cool! I find it odd, though, that the throttle...

Cool!

I find it odd, though, that the throttle is on the right. Was that a personal preference? Or is there a more technical reason?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-18-2017, 09:32 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,859
Posted By rv8bldr
There are quite a few of us Bearhawk "traitors"...

There are quite a few of us Bearhawk "traitors" in the Vans community :-) I still have and fly my RV-8 while I scratch build Bearhawk.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-08-2017, 08:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,233
Posted By rv8bldr
2010, believe it or not.

2010, believe it or not.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-07-2017, 12:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 802
Posted By rv8bldr
Near the bottom of the online store page. It is...

Near the bottom of the online store page. It is the first of four links.


http://vansaircraft.com/cgi-bin/store.cgi
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-07-2017, 12:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 802
Posted By rv8bldr
Try this. It is a text file of recently shipped...

Try this. It is a text file of recently shipped orders

http://vansaircraft.com/public/t.txt
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-07-2017, 07:42 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,278
Posted By rv8bldr
Yep, I discovered that a few years ago....

Yep, I discovered that a few years ago. Innovation Aviation (I think that is where I parked) gave me a night free when I bought fuel from them, but I had to pay for the other nights.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-06-2017, 09:49 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,278
Posted By rv8bldr
Agreed. I didn't mean to imply that they were...

Agreed. I didn't mean to imply that they were necessarily Nav Canada fees. Sorry. I was trying to show that other fees had started to appear as well. I know that while Toronto Billy Bishop, Hamilton,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-06-2017, 06:33 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,278
Posted By rv8bldr
One note here is that we do have landing fees at...

One note here is that we do have landing fees at *some* airports. Mostly these are the larger ones serviced by airlines, but even then, the fees aren't all that large. The last time I landed at...
Forum: RV-14 05-03-2017, 12:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,120
Posted By rv8bldr
Another reason to post here is that you may not...

Another reason to post here is that you may not have needed to order new parts. In this case, assuming you had edge distance and so on, you could have just used AD4 rivets instead of AD3 and carried...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-28-2017, 09:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,578
Posted By rv8bldr
Hey Jerry This is AWESOME. Where will it be...

Hey Jerry

This is AWESOME. Where will it be located? Near where the tent was last year?
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-26-2017, 09:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,218
Posted By rv8bldr
PM Sent (blah blah msg too short)

PM Sent (blah blah msg too short)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-24-2017, 09:22 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 19,913
Posted By rv8bldr
My favorite beer name from last years event (not...

My favorite beer name from last years event (not surprisingly, it is from...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-08-2017, 06:34 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,985
Posted By rv8bldr
Is the volume on the phone fully turned up? I...

Is the volume on the phone fully turned up? I know that with my Lightspeed Zulus I have to make sure the volume on the phone is as high as it can go when Bluetoothed...
Forum: Canada 02-09-2017, 07:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,432
Posted By rv8bldr
As Bill said, the MD-RA guy needs to see every...

As Bill said, the MD-RA guy needs to see every nut, bolt, and rivet. When I was building my -8, I finish riveted one side of of the control surfaces, wing, and horizontal stab, then I had my...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-26-2017, 07:28 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 37,305
Posted By rv8bldr
Not sure about an RV-6, but I do know of an RV-7...

Not sure about an RV-6, but I do know of an RV-7 that lost it tail (it was a friend of mine). In that particular case the aircraft was way over VNE (according to recovered EFIS data) doing aerobatics...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-26-2017, 06:24 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 37,305
Posted By rv8bldr
This is the reason that I like our system here in...

This is the reason that I like our system here in Canada, although admittedly it costs me more money. Before any aircraft structure is closed up (in RV's, this means finish riveting any skins such...
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