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Forum: RV-8/8A 09-25-2015, 09:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,114
Posted By Paul "OX" Harder
Grove Gear -8 with a thump!

I am putting this out to the Grove airfoil geared RV-8 community. I finished my -8 in 2010 and have put about 160 hrs since then. In that time on four occasions I have experienced what I would call...
Forum: My RV Build Project 03-05-2013, 04:48 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 79,608
Posted By Paul "OX" Harder
Mike, I figured you had plenty of input. The...

Mike,
I figured you had plenty of input. The VP-X and the Garmin G3 were not available when I built my bird. You know how it is with technology....the minute I bought it, it was out of date! Good...
Forum: My RV Build Project 03-04-2013, 02:48 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 79,608
Posted By Paul "OX" Harder
Mike, Great panel! I just wanted to throw a...

Mike,
Great panel! I just wanted to throw a couple of suggestions your way. I have an -8 with the Infinity Grip wired exactly the same as yours. I did two things extra. First, I put a "Starter...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-17-2012, 05:23 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 15,261
Posted By Paul "OX" Harder
Mike, I live in the Denver area and am planning...

Mike,
I live in the Denver area and am planning on making KOSH this summer. I may have an empty seat in my RV-8 and would be happy to help if I can. I know several RVators heading to the big show...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-05-2012, 07:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,364
Posted By Paul "OX" Harder
Jess, Welcome aboard! This is a great place to...

Jess,
Welcome aboard! This is a great place to get ideas and advice. When I built my -8, I spent many hours combing this site for advice. The only recommendations I can give you after flying an -8...
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-27-2011, 01:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,331
Posted By Paul "OX" Harder
Head room is much better in the -8. Again, I am...

Head room is much better in the -8. Again, I am 6'4" and have plenty of room between my headset and the canopy. In my buddies -7 my headset tapped on the canopy at certain times.
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-25-2011, 09:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,331
Posted By Paul "OX" Harder
I am 6'4" and 230lbs and my -8 is extremely...

I am 6'4" and 230lbs and my -8 is extremely comfortable, in fact that is the reason we built an -8. I trained in a -7 with a guy who is 6' and 230lbs. and it was tight, but not uncomfortable. The...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-09-2010, 08:00 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 8,799
Posted By Paul "OX" Harder
Just made the trip to Oshkosh with the new bird...

Just made the trip to Oshkosh with the new bird and looking for a reason to stretch its wings again! My wife and I are planning to be there. Looking forward to meeting some fellow RVators, flying...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-15-2010, 09:09 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 8,955
Posted By Paul "OX" Harder
Angry Avemco Insurance Alert!

Don't want to start a war, just want to give everyone a heads up on our experience with Avemco Insurance. We called Avemco the day before the first flight of our RV-8. We went ahead and had them...
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-16-2009, 04:11 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 13,885
Posted By Paul "OX" Harder
Jeff, I'm just getting ready for the first flight...

Jeff,
I'm just getting ready for the first flight in our -8. I live in Colorado and have heard the stories about the "Ice Box" in the back seat of an RV-8. My solution to the problem is probably...
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-28-2009, 08:08 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,849
Posted By Paul "OX" Harder
She does have a wonderful scent and I am working...

She does have a wonderful scent and I am working awfully hard to get her "turned on". As for her sister, if she has one, what a pair that would be! Pierre, the ADI II is there as a backup attitude,...
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-27-2009, 05:34 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,849
Posted By Paul "OX" Harder
The "Other Woman"

http://i44.tinypic.com/sls9yt.jpgAs you can see from the picture, my wife caught me red handed! Picked her up at a "bar" called Aerotronics, Inc. in Billings, MT. Man is she built!! She's got a GRT...
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-19-2008, 05:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,967
Posted By Paul "OX" Harder
Randy, Thanks for the hands on reveiw. I see...

Randy,
Thanks for the hands on reveiw. I see your point and guess that either way I choose, I can aways install either system down the road if the one I choose doesn't work. I am leaning towards...
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-18-2008, 09:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,967
Posted By Paul "OX" Harder
Brett, Thanks for the pics. Makes a very clean...

Brett,
Thanks for the pics. Makes a very clean and easy installation, but I have heard mixed reveiws of the "Rocket" vents. Have you flown with them or do you know anyone who has? I've been told...
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-18-2008, 09:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,967
Posted By Paul "OX" Harder
Wade, Thanks for the reply. I received some...

Wade,
Thanks for the reply. I received some pics of the "Rocket" vents from another reply. I have heard mixed reveiws on this type of vent and would ask you if you have flown with these vents or...
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-16-2008, 08:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,967
Posted By Paul "OX" Harder
Fuel Vent Lines

I have the Grove landing gear on my -8 and used the fuel vent exit holes for the brake lines. Wondered if anyone out there with a Grove geared -8 has done the same thing and where they went with the...
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-09-2007, 12:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,073
Posted By Paul "OX" Harder
Chuck, I too had some concerns with support for...

Chuck,
I too had some concerns with support for my left arm and the stock throttle position. I am tall (6'4"), and the stock arm rest and throttle positions were not comfortable for me. I raised...
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-24-2007, 04:27 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,167
Posted By Paul "OX" Harder
Question 804N Channel Cap on the RV-8

Well I've reached one of those times in the building process where you're ready to start shooting! Not the airplane of course, maybe just a few holes in the shop ceiling. I know there will be more...
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-24-2006, 09:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,528
Posted By Paul "OX" Harder
Question Battery Location for RV-8

First just want to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a very happy (get to fly lots of hours in an RV!) New Year. Now here is my question with a little background info. Our -8 will have a Grove...
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-22-2006, 06:34 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 11,542
Posted By Paul "OX" Harder
Smile Thanks for the Input!

Thanks all of you for the info on configuring the rear cockpit of an -8. We have decided to keep it simple and install an a/s indicator, van's throttle and an Infinity grip (to mimmick the front...
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-17-2006, 06:58 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 11,542
Posted By Paul "OX" Harder
RV-8 Rear Cockpit

My Dad and I are building an RV-8 QB (empenage complete,wings closed and tips finished, interior fuselage panels done) and were wondering if anyone has put a minimum cockpit (either glass or steam...
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