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Forum: RV-8/8A 04-29-2021, 07:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,149
Posted By Doug Lewis
I would definitely be interested in this if Iím...

I would definitely be interested in this if Iím able to edit and paint
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 04-22-2021, 07:14 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 236
Posted By Doug Lewis
Taylor 2X Rivet Gun

Taylor 2X rivet gun in great shape.
$210 Paypal Shipped in the lower 48
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-16-2021, 04:20 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,945
Posted By Doug Lewis
Have you sat in an S-21? I'm 6'6" 240. 38"...

Have you sat in an S-21? I'm 6'6" 240. 38" inseam and I don't fit in either plane but the RV-7 has options for taller pilots from an outside vendor. I was very impressed with the simplicity and...
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-13-2021, 03:24 PM
Replies: 877
Views: 1,144,553
Posted By Doug Lewis
Nice James, congrats!

Nice James, congrats!
Forum: My RV Build Project 04-05-2021, 08:06 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 78,171
Posted By Doug Lewis
Just read your 2020 blog. Looking forward to...

Just read your 2020 blog. Looking forward to more!
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 04-04-2021, 06:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,536
Posted By Doug Lewis
Nice Ride! Congrats!

Nice Ride! Congrats!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-01-2021, 06:20 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,558
Posted By Doug Lewis
I'll be there

I'll be there
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-29-2021, 02:48 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,693
Posted By Doug Lewis
Is that on a stock build or using the "Tall...

Is that on a stock build or using the "Tall Pilot" option?
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-03-2013, 12:23 PM
Replies: 877
Views: 1,144,553
Posted By Doug Lewis
Beautiful plane. Congratulations!

Beautiful plane. Congratulations!
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-07-2012, 05:51 AM
Replies: 877
Views: 1,144,553
Posted By Doug Lewis
Beautiful plane. Congratulations!

Beautiful plane. Congratulations!
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-24-2012, 09:50 AM
Replies: 951
Views: 758,653
Posted By Doug Lewis
I love the paint! Looking good.

I love the paint! Looking good.
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-04-2012, 08:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,182
Posted By Doug Lewis
My big box came a day later from fedex.

My big box came a day later from fedex.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-05-2011, 03:09 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 9,641
Posted By Doug Lewis
Congrats to all 3 of you! It's not your first...

Congrats to all 3 of you! It's not your first dance, and you've built the toughest. Did it take any longer than your 8?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-01-2011, 12:13 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,967
Posted By Doug Lewis
The current SA is the first one I've looked at...

The current SA is the first one I've looked at every page in a long time. As so many others have said, there's a reason the EAA was created in the first place, and it wasn't to sell more Harleys...
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-19-2011, 01:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,414
Posted By Doug Lewis
Hi Del, Glad you made it! If you search for...

Hi Del, Glad you made it!

If you search for tall option in the 8 forum you'll find a few threads with good information on this. I'm 6'6" 250lb. and tried on a few 8's before finding one built...
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-18-2011, 04:37 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 14,117
Posted By Doug Lewis
I agree. It would be nice if the turtle deck...

I agree. It would be nice if the turtle deck was just a bit higher to smooth out the top line. If you could get the smooth lines of the Tom Clark fastback in a showplanes tip over I'd be all...
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-15-2011, 08:13 PM
Replies: 877
Views: 1,144,553
Posted By Doug Lewis
Gotta agree with the others. The green is sweet!...

Gotta agree with the others. The green is sweet! Very clean looking airplane.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 09-20-2011, 09:10 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,407
Posted By Doug Lewis
Beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

Beautiful! Thanks for sharing.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-28-2011, 07:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,170
Posted By Doug Lewis
Looks great! AAR Cuda strobe stripe?!

Looks great!
AAR Cuda strobe stripe?!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-06-2011, 01:36 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 22,048
Posted By Doug Lewis
Triumph - "Hold On"

Triumph - "Hold On"
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-04-2011, 06:41 PM
Replies: 877
Views: 1,144,553
Posted By Doug Lewis
Congrats Bartman. Looks great!

Congrats Bartman. Looks great!
Forum: Tools 06-01-2011, 09:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,375
Posted By Doug Lewis
I'm also using hockey pucks with a 60 gallon tank...

I'm also using hockey pucks with a 60 gallon tank and 1/2" anchor bolts.
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-14-2011, 05:57 AM
Replies: 877
Views: 1,144,553
Posted By Doug Lewis
Congrats it looks great!

Congrats it looks great!
Forum: Trip Write-ups 03-15-2011, 06:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,693
Posted By Doug Lewis
Alex, thanks for sharing. It's good motivation...

Alex, thanks for sharing. It's good motivation this time of year for sure.
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-19-2011, 10:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,591
Posted By Doug Lewis
Is the flange on the rib shown in picture #1...

Is the flange on the rib shown in picture #1 parrallel to the skin? It almost looks like it's not quite flush and holding the skin a smidgen wide at the trailing edge of the rib causing the slight...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-17-2011, 09:39 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,698
Posted By Doug Lewis
Beautiful plane! Looks like it was worth the...

Beautiful plane! Looks like it was worth the wait :) Also congratulations on a great support team at your side.
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-17-2011, 08:30 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 11,164
Posted By Doug Lewis
If I were buildling another table I'd make the...

If I were buildling another table I'd make the frame for the lower shelf at 31-1/2 x 70". The wing crate can be shortened and easily hung underneath like Bob Ellis did...
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-16-2011, 07:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,381
Posted By Doug Lewis
Does the tip canopy have less tendancy to be...

Does the tip canopy have less tendancy to be drafty in the back seat than the slider?
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-16-2011, 07:02 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,441
Posted By Doug Lewis
Congrats! I'd heard the number was around...

Congrats! I'd heard the number was around 20,350 rivets. ;)

Another vote for 3M Adhesive remover.
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-15-2011, 10:09 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,381
Posted By Doug Lewis
Thanks Dan. I really like the look of the...

Thanks Dan. I really like the look of the Fastback and would prefer tilt to slider.
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-14-2011, 12:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,381
Posted By Doug Lewis
For those that have done the showplanes fastback,...

For those that have done the showplanes fastback, how difficult would it be to get the top of the canopy inline with the turtle deck rather than the slight "bubble" ?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-10-2011, 07:51 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 22,128
Posted By Doug Lewis
I'm nearby and happy to help. Unfortunately my...

I'm nearby and happy to help. Unfortunately my only experience is rivets.

I agree with the others. Seems like the return on 100 hours invested to complete would be well worth the effort.
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-09-2011, 07:31 AM
Replies: 951
Views: 758,653
Posted By Doug Lewis
Aaron, I've had a few extra bruises along the...

Aaron, I've had a few extra bruises along the way, but only one replacement part and a few additional rivets, but my elevators aren't done yet either :o Trying to find a good place to store the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-09-2011, 05:51 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,437
Posted By Doug Lewis
If you're a larger person your decision will be...

If you're a larger person your decision will be easier. The 8 and 10 are the only RV's I fit in. I've never heard the resale market is better with a 7 before. I've seen a lot of "WTB RV8...
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-08-2011, 03:33 PM
Replies: 951
Views: 758,653
Posted By Doug Lewis
I thought the emp would be done by Jan 1st. and...

I thought the emp would be done by Jan 1st. and had no idea what I'd do for the month waiting for the wings. Big boxes showed up today, and the elevators still aren't quite finished. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-07-2011, 08:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,368
Posted By Doug Lewis
Nice! Sharp looking plane and I really like...

Nice! Sharp looking plane and I really like your panel. Congrats!
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 02-05-2011, 05:05 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 10,803
Posted By Doug Lewis
Great video Scott! Had to be fun for you to...

Great video Scott! Had to be fun for you to watch the video for the first time to see their expressions.

Thanks for sharing.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-02-2011, 07:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,932
Posted By Doug Lewis
Is one of these big enough for the wings? I...

Is one of these big enough for the wings? I have this exact unit and it worked great for the tail, but have been considering picking up a second one for the wings.
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-01-2011, 10:32 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,090
Posted By Doug Lewis
Congrats Craig! Funny how the simple video is...

Congrats Craig! Funny how the simple video is inspiring.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-29-2011, 08:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,371
Posted By Doug Lewis
I've been happier at Oshkosh earlier in the week...

I've been happier at Oshkosh earlier in the week as well. Unfortunately I only have a partial tail of my RV-8 so we'd be flying down on on Delta. I'd love to camp, but doubt it'd be feasable to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-29-2011, 04:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,371
Posted By Doug Lewis
Sun n Fun options?

I'd mentioned Sun n Fun to Kris awhile back and she's been asking about making the trip. We'd be flying into Orlando and renting a car. Any suggestions on reasonable places to stay. Is it better...
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-28-2011, 07:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,606
Posted By Doug Lewis
Congrats Don! Van's called today to say my...

Congrats Don! Van's called today to say my wing kit was going out the door today :) Still need to finish my rudder and elevators then get to welding stands.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-26-2011, 09:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,584
Posted By Doug Lewis
Shees, I have one of these in my box o plane...

Shees, I have one of these in my box o plane tools. :o. Thanks guys, I knew this was going to be a simple one.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-26-2011, 08:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,584
Posted By Doug Lewis
Tight Squeeze Dimple?

I'm sure there's a very simple way to do this. It's too tight to fit the nail through to use the pop riveter, and no luck with the avery yoke and squeezer. It's just that last hole at the back....
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-26-2011, 09:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,577
Posted By Doug Lewis
Thanks Don, I hadn't considered the bung kit.

Thanks Don, I hadn't considered the bung kit.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-26-2011, 09:29 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 20,149
Posted By Doug Lewis
I asked my wife if she'd like to get away for a...

I asked my wife if she'd like to get away for a "romantic weekend" to Casselton, ND. We spent time with Bob Miller at his hangar who'd built RV-8 Dakota Boy and is now building an 8A. Aftwards we...
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-25-2011, 12:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,577
Posted By Doug Lewis
Wing Kit Options

My wing will go to crating this week and was ordered with float senders and locking caps. After reading some other threads I'm wondering if I should be going capacative instead. I'd like to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-20-2011, 08:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,877
Posted By Doug Lewis
I didn't even get to the rivets before ordering a...

I didn't even get to the rivets before ordering a new rudder horn brace tonight :o.
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-20-2011, 06:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,627
Posted By Doug Lewis
Thank you for posting this. Are there ever...

Thank you for posting this. Are there ever issues with the flop tube bouncing around in there? I'd never seen one before.
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-17-2011, 08:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,927
Posted By Doug Lewis
Chris, thanks! The difference between the two...

Chris, thanks! The difference between the two is noticable. Id never heard of the different windscreen for the front of vans cankopy before and still curious how that looks but plenty of time...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-17-2011, 02:44 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,516
Posted By Doug Lewis
Great thread, I love the pictures! Echoing the...

Great thread, I love the pictures!

Echoing the others with a sincere Thank You!
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-16-2011, 06:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,927
Posted By Doug Lewis
Can you share a link to Airplane Plastics or a...

Can you share a link to Airplane Plastics or a link to pictures of their windshield?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-13-2011, 01:25 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 8,789
Posted By Doug Lewis
Dont move to MN Buck. They do it the exact same...

Dont move to MN Buck. They do it the exact same way here except it's 7.125%
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-13-2011, 06:07 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 8,789
Posted By Doug Lewis
I believe there's no state sales tax in Oregon.

I believe there's no state sales tax in Oregon.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-11-2011, 07:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,084
Posted By Doug Lewis
Thank you for this tip. Did my first back...

Thank you for this tip. Did my first back riveting this week. After spending a week polishing a big chunk of steel and aquiring a router to place it in my table top I did the first two stiffeners...
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-31-2010, 09:25 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 9,830
Posted By Doug Lewis
NAPA 7220 self etching rattle cans are still on...

NAPA 7220 self etching rattle cans are still on sale through today at half price. ($5) Picked up a case yesterday.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-29-2010, 03:47 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,664
Posted By Doug Lewis
While building time back in college sometimes I'd...

While building time back in college sometimes I'd take a commercial flight out to WA and fly my father inlaw in his 182 to MN and back. He'd ask if I had a route planned, and I'd say, "no, I...
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-29-2010, 07:32 AM
Replies: 877
Views: 1,144,553
Posted By Doug Lewis
Very nice Dan!

Very nice Dan!
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-26-2010, 05:50 PM
Replies: 877
Views: 1,144,553
Posted By Doug Lewis
I love that dark blue and white! Very nice.

I love that dark blue and white! Very nice.
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-23-2010, 07:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,068
Posted By Doug Lewis
Thanks Matt.

Thanks Matt.
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-23-2010, 06:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,068
Posted By Doug Lewis
Rudder Stiffener Finishing

I've gone through a few build pages, but can't see details on the rudder stiffeners. I've cut them out as instructed. Do I leave the half holes on the edges, or file them to round the corners? ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-21-2010, 08:29 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 8,789
Posted By Doug Lewis
I got a reply from the state of MN yesterday...

I got a reply from the state of MN yesterday saying to pay the sales tax along the way and keep receipts. The tax at registration will be based on actual items purchased price rather than perceived...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-21-2010, 08:22 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 12,500
Posted By Doug Lewis
Wing thats not here yet gets finished.

Wing thats not here yet gets finished.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-18-2010, 08:28 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 8,789
Posted By Doug Lewis
How does the state figure the sales tax owed if...

How does the state figure the sales tax owed if they don't have receipts?
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