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Forum: RV General Discussion/News Yesterday, 01:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 676
Posted By wilddog
Ronshort, That is what weíve got in Va. Sales...

Ronshort,
That is what weíve got in Va. Sales tax on the plane, called use tax, then yearly personal property tax based on county airplane is based in. State also charges for a little sticker they...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 02-21-2021, 09:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 898
Posted By wilddog
I added a harmonic balancer I picked up on eBay...

I added a harmonic balancer I picked up on eBay primarily for the nose weight to move my CG a little fwd. The XIO 370 and WW GA prop were already very smooth but the balancer has made it even...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-20-2021, 09:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,152
Posted By wilddog
I built something very similar to the PAW...

I built something very similar to the PAW wheelbarrow. It would move the plane around on concrete ok but grass not so well. Any uphill or wet grass and the wheels would slip. Could have modified it...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-20-2021, 09:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 640
Posted By wilddog
Can the impulse mechanism be removed and the same...

Can the impulse mechanism be removed and the same mag put back on the engine and operated as a non impulse without further modifications? I have SDS on the right and can start with only it. Slick...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-14-2021, 03:17 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,827
Posted By wilddog
You can certainly use a plain mag and an e mag...

You can certainly use a plain mag and an e mag but you will have to start on the e mag only and have no option to hand crank if your battery is dead. You have to have an impulse mag to start.
Forum: Painting your RV 02-13-2021, 01:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 642
Posted By wilddog
SDS, the electronic ignition people, have custom...

SDS, the electronic ignition people, have custom rocker covers anodized in many different colors. I would get them or maybe some chrome to brighten the engine up a bit. Your engine already looks...
Forum: Painting your RV 02-12-2021, 04:53 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,459
Posted By wilddog
Question I had my wings on a rotating stand and came to...

I had my wings on a rotating stand and came to same conclusion, LE or TE up worked best.
Forum: Reviews 02-08-2021, 08:29 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 335
Posted By wilddog
I bought a used Echo/Skyfox without the GPS...

I bought a used Echo/Skyfox without the GPS antenna from a VAF poster. Asked uAvioniax what antenna they used and price? They sent me one, totally free!! Not even shipping charge. Their equipment...
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-08-2021, 08:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 672
Posted By wilddog
That will depend on how many fuel, brake, wires,...

That will depend on how many fuel, brake, wires, cables and etc the builder ran through the gear towers. Best way would be look with a mirror in your plane. Those bolts can be reversed with the heads...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-07-2021, 08:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,190
Posted By wilddog
I made a rolling stand to fit under the lower...

I made a rolling stand to fit under the lower cowl and that and Skybolt fasteners makes it fairly easy to remove. I also like to inspect engine compartment every oil change. Found a crack in the...
Forum: Painting your RV 02-06-2021, 12:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,283
Posted By wilddog
Yes! Put a necked girl up there. That should make...

Yes! Put a necked girl up there. That should make her real happy.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 02-04-2021, 09:14 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,636
Posted By wilddog
I did my VFR panel in my -8 myself and it took a...

I did my VFR panel in my -8 myself and it took a lot of hours. Iím sure it would be expensive to hire it out especially after the plane is mostly completed and access is limited and difficult. I...
Forum: Flight Testing 02-02-2021, 06:46 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,971
Posted By wilddog
I flew my -8ís first flight and would not have...

I flew my -8ís first flight and would not have missed it for anything. Made the best landing so far! It was the only RV-8 Iíve flown but I was current in my now sold RV-3. Also flew first flight of a...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-29-2021, 07:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,155
Posted By wilddog
My -8 has one OAT in the cabin air vent on the...

My -8 has one OAT in the cabin air vent on the left fuselage side and another under the right wing on an access plate ob of the prop wash. Both read within 1* as long as I have the vent open with air...
Forum: Acts of Charity (using your RV) 01-27-2021, 07:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,507
Posted By wilddog
Wondering how well this would work in a RV-8 if I...

Wondering how well this would work in a RV-8 if I removed the rear stick and seat and used a dog crate strapped in back there?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-25-2021, 11:29 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,428
Posted By wilddog
Iíll add that one well know builder and restorer...

Iíll add that one well know builder and restorer in Fla. is not a pilot. He loves the building part and has built many award winning planes.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-25-2021, 08:13 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,428
Posted By wilddog
Since you like to build, build! Desire to build...

Since you like to build, build! Desire to build is the primary ingredient needed to finish an airplane project. The wings and tail donít take a lot of room to build or store and are easy to move....
Forum: Safety 01-21-2021, 07:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,346
Posted By wilddog
[QUOTE=Roadjunkie1;1495993]I have a friend that...

[QUOTE=Roadjunkie1;1495993]I have a friend that lost both feet in an accident and has two prosthetic feet from the ankles down. He flies a Hatz Biplane and doesn't seem to have much problem.

Hatz...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-19-2021, 08:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 531
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: RV General Discussion/News 01-14-2021, 12:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,476
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: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-13-2021, 11:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,529
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: 26
Views: 4,293
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: 2,379
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: 964
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: 3,248
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: 5,539
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: 9,594
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: 9,594
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: 2,282
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: 12,720
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: RV-6/6A 12-18-2020, 06:03 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 22,929
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: 350
Views: 185,328
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: 906
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: 754
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: 6,512
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: 36
Views: 4,135
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: 1,044
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: 1,228
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: 1,633
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: 7,513
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: 641
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: 9,021
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: 3,837
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: 1,184
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: 933
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: 3,760
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: 1,138
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: 2,981
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: 67,574
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: 67,574
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: 1,258
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: 1,258
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: 2,895
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: 8,126
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: 1,005
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: 3,673
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: 1,888
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: 7,911
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: 1,035
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: 1,343
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: 918
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: 1,041
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: 1,851
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: 2,788
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.
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