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Forum: Tools 09-16-2021, 11:35 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 387
Posted By flyenforfun
esco hingemate tool

does anybody have a Esco hingemate tool for sale?
Thanks
Matt
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-17-2019, 06:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,300
Posted By flyenforfun
Maybe Cowling?

My Cowling makes a lot of noise.If I grab the prop and rock it back-and-forth from side to side the Cowling will creek quite a bit. Other than that I would remove your wing root fairing and check...
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-28-2018, 10:31 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,141
Posted By flyenforfun
HS-00003 Material

Does anyone know what material The spar Doubler HS-00003 is? I?m going to have to make my own I can?t get the edge distance from the ones provided in the kit.
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-09-2018, 02:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,761
Posted By flyenforfun
I’m not sure what it would be use for a quick...

I’m not sure what it would be use for a quick build but I had a slow build RV 8 and I started cutting Pieces off of one of my longerons I didn’t know what it was used for at the time but when I went...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-22-2017, 10:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,656
Posted By flyenforfun
Thanks Gil. That's what I thought I just wanted...

Thanks Gil. That's what I thought I just wanted to double check.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-22-2017, 07:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,656
Posted By flyenforfun
W414-A-L material ?

I'm replacing the W414-A-L and the W413-B-L Aileron hinge bracket on my 10-year-old RV8 kit 5 years flying plane. I ordered new brackets from vans but the holes don't lineup on the one bracket...
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-21-2017, 05:48 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,050
Posted By flyenforfun
W414A-L Aileron hinge bracket ?

I'm replacing the W414-A-L and the W413-B-L Aileron hinge bracket on my 10-year-old RV8 kit 5 years flying plane. I ordered new brackets from vans but the holes don't lineup on the one bracket...
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-19-2017, 07:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,840
Posted By flyenforfun
I will I will re-check what I have already...

I will I will re-check what I have already checked twice before I am determined to find the key to this problem.it reminds me of back in the days when I used to work in the car dealership cars would...
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-19-2017, 07:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,840
Posted By flyenforfun
No not at all I am saying I have done all that...

No not at all I am saying I have done all that and it hasn't worked so I am trying to explore other options
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-19-2017, 12:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,840
Posted By flyenforfun
If you search this website under heavy wings you...

If you search this website under heavy wings you will find this problem exist multiple times and all of these things squeezing trailing edges, raising and lowering hinges, raising and lowering...
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-19-2017, 10:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,840
Posted By flyenforfun
Ok thanks. I'm wondering if the weight might have...

Ok thanks. I'm wondering if the weight might have something to do with my heavy wing. I'm debating removing them and weighing them.
Thanks again.
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-19-2017, 06:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,840
Posted By flyenforfun
Aileron weight?

Question: does anyone know what an aileron weighs for an RV-8? Does anyone know how much the aileron counter weights weigh?
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-15-2017, 05:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 7,466
Posted By flyenforfun
Jon, I have a question: I finally found my...

Jon, I have a question: I finally found my W-730 rigging tool I decided to check the bell cranks and it turns out that my right aileron is set wrong even thought all trailing edges are in trail...
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-12-2017, 01:25 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 10,654
Posted By flyenforfun
I built a built a new right aileron and no change

I built a built a new right aileron and no change
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-12-2017, 12:19 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 10,654
Posted By flyenforfun
I have an update to my heavy wings story . I took...

I have an update to my heavy wings story . I took the trim springs out then flew the plane and I found that as I'm picking up speed the right wing is heavy and is soon as I had 120 kn it shifts to...
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-11-2017, 01:05 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 10,654
Posted By flyenforfun
Yes. I've tried everything checked everything...

Yes. I've tried everything checked everything tested everything your has to be something I'm missing. From the looks of this forum no one has found the smoking gun to this phenomenon just...
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-11-2017, 05:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 7,466
Posted By flyenforfun
Chris, just out of curiosity do you have a...

Chris, just out of curiosity do you have a different Pitot tube then the stock Pitot tube that you fabricate the vans kit?
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-11-2017, 04:35 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 10,654
Posted By flyenforfun
Here is an idea that I just had. The Pitot tube...

Here is an idea that I just had. The Pitot tube is a dynon avionics Pitot tube it is much larger than the one you build from Van's drawings also it is mount it further outboard then the stock tube....
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-11-2017, 04:19 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 10,654
Posted By flyenforfun
Thanks Scott for your information I had advice ....

Thanks Scott for your information I had advice . All of the rigging and incidents checks and so forth and so on for Done during the building process five years ago and it was done as per Van's...
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-11-2017, 04:15 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 10,654
Posted By flyenforfun
That's interesting maybe the straw is acting like...

That's interesting maybe the straw is acting like A trim tab . What aileron did you put it on again? The light one?
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-11-2017, 04:07 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 10,654
Posted By flyenforfun
Thanks Bill but I think we check that five years...

Thanks Bill but I think we check that five years ago but I will look at it again thanks for the information
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-10-2017, 08:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 7,466
Posted By flyenforfun
Question: which aileron do you squeeze? The light...

Question: which aileron do you squeeze? The light or the heavy one? My light Alaron looks perfect the left heavy aileron looks like it needs to be squeezed in tightened up a bit
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-10-2017, 07:41 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 10,654
Posted By flyenforfun
The ball is a little to the right and cruise...

The ball is a little to the right and cruise flight I put a trim tab on the righside of the rudder and it centered the ball but I still have the roll problem
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-10-2017, 07:35 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 10,654
Posted By flyenforfun
Thanks Scott for your information I had advice ....

Thanks Scott for your information I had advice . All of the rigging and incidents checks and so forth and so on for Done during the building process five years ago and it was done as per Van's...
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-05-2017, 07:29 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 10,654
Posted By flyenforfun
Baffling heavy wing issues

Perplexing heavy left wing problems.
I finished my -8 back in 2012 and on the initial flights we had a heavy the left-wing. We tried everything that vans told us to do and more ideas from vans Air...
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-15-2017, 09:49 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 21,765
Posted By flyenforfun
Extra conduit

I haven't read all of the post so someone may have already mentioned this but I would run an extra empty conduit under the floor right and left side so if you have to run wires later to add or update...
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-03-2017, 06:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,428
Posted By flyenforfun
Perfect that's what I was looking for

Thanks Carlos that's perfect is thats exactly what I was looking for
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-02-2017, 12:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,428
Posted By flyenforfun
Replacement tail wheel assembly

Hi all, I am replacing my original tail wheel assembly yoke with a Flyboys accessorys yoke but the holes are not drilled for the bolts that go through the tail spring. A friend of mine told me that...
Forum: RV-3 02-29-2016, 06:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,163
Posted By flyenforfun
Thinking of building an RV-3

I built in RV8 and completed in 2012 it now how has about 350 hours on it. I always liked the RV 3 my goal would be to build it as cheap as possible using steam gauges no electrical system and a used...
Forum: Autopilots 02-16-2016, 07:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,003
Posted By flyenforfun
IAS

I think what I'm going to try next when the weather gets better is to put it in expert mode and go through the indicated airspeed control procedure step-by-step I'm wondering if I have an aronious...
Forum: Autopilots 02-15-2016, 05:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,003
Posted By flyenforfun
I never thought of that one either

I'll have to investigate this theory
Thanks
Forum: Autopilots 02-14-2016, 07:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,003
Posted By flyenforfun
Thanks

I'll give them a call and see what they say
Thanks
Forum: Autopilots 02-13-2016, 10:07 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,003
Posted By flyenforfun
Dynon Skyview autopilot

I have an RV-8 with the Dynon Skyview system that I have been flying for three years now and I have a problem with the altitude hold that I've had since day one. In smooth air the autopilot pitch...
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-13-2015, 08:00 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 10,850
Posted By flyenforfun
Re-learning old lessons

I've been flying since 1989 I was a flight instructor through the 90s and it's amazing to me how every once in a while you relearn an old lesson.today was a beautiful day 70° in December so I thought...
Forum: RV-10 07-24-2015, 04:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,949
Posted By flyenforfun
Minor issue, dont make it a major issue.

Not a problem at all but whatever you do DON'T DRILL THEM OUT! or it might become a problem and you will be kicking yourself saying "why didn't I just leave them alone".
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-17-2015, 09:20 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 9,905
Posted By flyenforfun
I hear ya!

I hear ya. I have an -8 that's been flying since 2012 and I look at other RVs and think I should have done this or I should have done that. Sometimes I think I should build another one just to right...
Forum: GPS 05-07-2015, 07:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,071
Posted By flyenforfun
Painting a Dynon GPS antenna

I have a Dynon GPS antenna mounted on my glare shield. The antenna is white and the glare shield is flat black. My question is can you paint a GPS antenna or will paint mess up the signal?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-14-2014, 06:14 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,864
Posted By flyenforfun
Congratulations

Congratulations Merrill, Great job and the plane looks awesome.
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-28-2014, 04:46 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,598
Posted By flyenforfun
Scat tube maybe it.

I suspect it is the scat tube vibrating against something but I haven't been able to find it yet. I am doing the annual right now and I was thinking of wrapping the tube with some kind of insulation.
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-27-2014, 07:30 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,598
Posted By flyenforfun
Try closeing the rear air vent.

I have a noise in my 8 that sounds like propeller tip noise. its louder at high angles of attack and it will go away if I slip the airplane to the side. One day I closed the rear air vent and it went...
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-15-2014, 01:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,628
Posted By flyenforfun
So I also received back some word directly from...

So I also received back some word directly from Lycoming. They specify the parts as follows:
STD-35 Washer
STD-475 Internal Tooth Lock Washer
STD-1411 Nut

Now when I look up that nut it is just a...
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-15-2014, 09:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,628
Posted By flyenforfun
Carburetor mounting to Lycoming O-360-A1A

Question, does anyone know what the correct carburetor mounting hardware is and torque for mounting the carburetor to a lycoming O-360-A1A is?
Forum: Safety 07-07-2014, 04:56 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 9,011
Posted By flyenforfun
We have a Dynon skyview and ours read 35 PSI when...

We have a Dynon skyview and ours read 35 PSI when we first ran it and it turned out to be the wrong settings in the skyview set up menu. I don't think the rough running and the 35 PSI are related.
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-20-2014, 12:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,146
Posted By flyenforfun
Thanks Vince

Thanks Vince
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-18-2014, 02:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,146
Posted By flyenforfun
Mounting socket bushing

I have looked on flyboy and the whole end is called a mounting socket. I believe there is a bushing in the mounting socket and that's what i want to replace. I'll get a good look tonight because I am...
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-17-2014, 11:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,146
Posted By flyenforfun
Tail wheel bushing

Has anyone ever replaced a tail wheel bushing on the RV-8? Mine is worn and getting sloppy. I called Vans and they sell the bushing but the guy on the phone had no idea how to replace it nor did he...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-27-2014, 10:13 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,396
Posted By flyenforfun
I hate when that happens.

Wow, I hate when that happens. One time I broke a drill bit off the same way in another type of situation. A friend of mine lent me some left handed drill bits (that's a drill bit that's drills in,...
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-21-2013, 09:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,676
Posted By flyenforfun
Thanks for the Idea I will check it out.

Thanks for the Idea I will check it out.
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-20-2013, 07:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,676
Posted By flyenforfun
Mystery Noise

Hello everyone. I have a question, I have a RV-8 with 170 hrs. I completed it about a year and a half ago. Since the beginning we would hear a noise that sounded like the cowling vibrating it seemed...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-03-2013, 07:55 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 24,852
Posted By flyenforfun
I want to add my thoughts, and they having...

I want to add my thoughts, and they having nothing to do with comments or products, just my thoughts on the design of the attach point of the vertical spar.

When I completed this section on my RV-8...
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-17-2013, 10:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,808
Posted By flyenforfun
Im just going to list my thoughts and what I...

Im just going to list my thoughts and what I would check just in case you haven't done any of this.

Easiest thing to do is remove the tailwheel fork, clean the fork shaft bearing surfaces, check for...
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-17-2013, 09:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,692
Posted By flyenforfun
We rolled our edges with a hand made tool. ...

We rolled our edges with a hand made tool. Turned out really nice everywhere. Even did some rolling after dimpling, just had to be more careful. I do believe that riveting will make everything sit...
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-10-2013, 06:35 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 12,541
Posted By flyenforfun
Im interested in these Aerosun lights. What...

Im interested in these Aerosun lights. What duckworks mount do you use to install this? How do the aerosuns wire in? If there is a ballast like with HIDs, is it built in?
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-08-2013, 09:51 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 12,541
Posted By flyenforfun
We did leading edge lights before the wing tip...

We did leading edge lights before the wing tip ones were available. I wish I had the tip lights just because I would have loved to not cut a hole in the leading edge of the wing skin. Our leading...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-07-2013, 12:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,193
Posted By flyenforfun
Sticks just fine as is. I would recommend...

Sticks just fine as is. I would recommend peeling out the letters before you apply, otherwise they are very very difficult to find.
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-25-2013, 06:54 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,798
Posted By flyenforfun
And never any issues in a heavy crosswind?

And never any issues in a heavy crosswind?
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-23-2013, 05:51 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,798
Posted By flyenforfun
Thanks for the info. I ordered a fork and...

Thanks for the info. I ordered a fork and lightweight tailwheel. I think I will install those and get the feel of it then give the rocket link a try.

How far along are you on the One Design? I...
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-18-2013, 07:21 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,798
Posted By flyenforfun
So I think I've pretty much decided that I am...

So I think I've pretty much decided that I am going to go with the DJM lightweight tailwheel. It seems to be the most widely used lightweight tailwheel option.

I am still trying to decide on which...
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-17-2013, 07:50 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,798
Posted By flyenforfun
Is the Bell fork still being made and do you know...

Is the Bell fork still being made and do you know where I can get one? I like the look of this fork.
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-17-2013, 07:47 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,798
Posted By flyenforfun
Do you have a link where this stuff is available?

Do you have a link where this stuff is available?
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-16-2013, 11:45 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,798
Posted By flyenforfun
How does this compare to the light weight...

How does this compare to the light weight tailwheel that JDair sells?
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-16-2013, 11:43 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,798
Posted By flyenforfun
I will be switching to a Catto prop this summer...

I will be switching to a Catto prop this summer and my CG will most likely move aft significantly.
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-16-2013, 10:39 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,798
Posted By flyenforfun
Looking for tailwheel improvements

Hey everyone,

I've been searching around for various tailwheel improvements for my -8 and I've found alot of info on this forum but I wanted to get some more recent opinions from people who have...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-04-2013, 08:56 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,525
Posted By flyenforfun
Well we are flying to Sun N Fun next week and now...

Well we are flying to Sun N Fun next week and now I am terrified. Excellent.
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