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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-29-2015, 07:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,338
Posted By davep1969
How many rivets?

I have a presentation to my local Rotary club next Thursday on what it took to build my RV-8. I thought I had seen an approximate number before but can't recall. Approximately how many rivets...
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-16-2015, 12:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,505
Posted By davep1969
Congrats. Glad to see you stuck with it longer...

Congrats. Glad to see you stuck with it longer than it took me. Pretty awesome feeling to finally fly the fruits of the long build journey. Enjoy the flying.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-14-2015, 09:09 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 10,120
Posted By davep1969
Talking Second flight in the books

After maintenance from first flight, stiffening oil level door, and correcting an electrical problem created by me, the second flight accomplished today. 1.3 hours total with 1.0 hrs running 25...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-14-2015, 09:37 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 10,120
Posted By davep1969
Engine and Prop

Dan,

Lycoming O360A1F6D with Catto fixed pitch 3 blade composite over wood core. The Lycoming Engine is originally configured for a single drive pad dual mag. Running dual Lightspeed Engineering...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-13-2015, 08:12 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 10,120
Posted By davep1969
T-28 Exhaust

Oh you are correct. In 1975 VT-5 and VT-1 both flew the T-34 at Saufley but I believe earlier years they did fly the T28. In 1975, in my recollection, the Basic Prop training was at Whiting Field...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-13-2015, 08:35 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 10,120
Posted By davep1969
Oil door popped

Pierre,

Initially I was thinking the same thing but the oil door is actually aft of the rear engine baffle and should be in the "low" pressure side of the engine compartment. CHTs were not...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-12-2015, 11:18 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 10,120
Posted By davep1969
Ok, it looks like son Ryan has got the first...

Ok, it looks like son Ryan has got the first flight video posted on YouTube. Link follows. Total flight duration was about 42 minutes, the video he put together lasts 13 minutes and has both...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-12-2015, 05:17 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 10,120
Posted By davep1969
First Flight Report RV-8, N814DP

The day finally arrived on Saturday Sept 26. I flew my intended first flight route in the afternoon in the Cessna 170 to check conditions and winds, All looked good. My chase plane and pilot...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-16-2015, 11:56 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,182
Posted By davep1969
Lenhardt Airpark 7S9

Lenhardt Airpark 7S9
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-16-2015, 09:56 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,182
Posted By davep1969
Side View

Before it was opened up for inspection.
http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f215/easystoragewoodburn/20150910_1051431_zpsxybeviir.jpg...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-16-2015, 09:22 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,182
Posted By davep1969
Smile "Pink" Slip Issued today

Where do I begin? From the start, Nov 2005 empennage kit purchased and wing kit ordered, Dec 2006 Used Lyc O-360 purchased, Dec 2007 Fuselage kit ordered, June 2008, youngest son Robert (my master...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-06-2015, 07:02 PM
Replies: 2,023
Views: 1,512,603
Posted By davep1969
Congrats!!

Trevor and Dewey,

Way to go! I am hopefully only a few weeks behind you.

Best Regards,
Dave
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-23-2014, 03:29 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 26,971
Posted By davep1969
Military Paint Schemes

Are there any restricted military style paint schemes or markings for civilian aircraft? Do not display this or that on a civilian aircraft? I have searched but do not seem to find anything. My...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-13-2012, 08:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,121
Posted By davep1969
Paint Shops in Pacific NW?

I have a US Navy paint scheme pretty well nailed down and pondering self paint or professional. Anyone out there have any shop recommendations in the Pacific NW?
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-02-2012, 10:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,968
Posted By davep1969
Had mine black anodized at Electro-Chem Metal...

Had mine black anodized at Electro-Chem Metal Finishing, Portland, OR. $30 and 5 day turn time. Look just like pic posted by azonic75
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-03-2011, 05:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,666
Posted By davep1969
I agree with William, received my 4 in 1 exhaust...

I agree with William, received my 4 in 1 exhaust recently and the AWI workmanship looks great. They have been doing these for a few years and made little improvements here and there along the way.
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-12-2011, 04:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,484
Posted By davep1969
The upper three locations I pulled Cherrymax...

The upper three locations I pulled Cherrymax countersunk CR3212 4-2 rivets. Just did not look very doeable to get a good buck job on them. Rivet heads are covered up by the WD-808 front seat back...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 12-26-2010, 10:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,942
Posted By davep1969
Dual Plasma LEDs Voltage correction

Doug,

Correction on my previous post, the value of the LED lights are 1.8v, not 5v.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 12-26-2010, 08:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,942
Posted By davep1969
Dual Plasma LEDs

Doug,

I just finished wiring those lights for my RV8. They are low voltage (5V) polarity sensitive and under normal conditions you will not see lights. Both systems on; no lights, both systems...
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-28-2010, 01:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,301
Posted By davep1969
Gear Tower to Longeron Drilling

Sandy,

Just finished this yesterday. I used two 1" Cargo Ratchet straps, one at each end of the tower flange to 887 wrapped around the fuselage. Pulled it pretty tight, still a little ways to go...
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-28-2010, 09:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,647
Posted By davep1969
Josh, I emailed Vans after the incident and...

Josh,

I emailed Vans after the incident and explained that they had three bold notes regarding other rather minor issues in that section but nothing regarding the rear spar bar orientation. Nothing...
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-10-2010, 02:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,647
Posted By davep1969
Okay 3.0 hours of deriveting, disassembly,...

Okay 3.0 hours of deriveting, disassembly, fighting a couple rivets that did not want to come out, clean holes, debur as necessary, reprime all parts. 1.5 hours of reassembly, slipping the rear spar...
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-08-2010, 09:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,647
Posted By davep1969
Thanks for the quick replies. As much as I hate...

Thanks for the quick replies. As much as I hate having to "unbuild" something. my gut instinct was yeah fix now, it's not buried in structure, just some extra time. Not the first "redo" on the...
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-08-2010, 07:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,647
Posted By davep1969
Unhappy Rear Spar Attach Bar Orientation

Recently completed riveting the rear seat rib subassy per drawing 65 and a fellow RV8 builder comes by and says "oops" the rear spar attach bar (F-806C-1 and D-1) is upside down. There is a slight...
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