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Forum: RV-8/8A 02-24-2021, 03:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,055
Posted By MIKE JG
Well that's not encouraging. Interested to see...

Well that's not encouraging. Interested to see how Vans addresses this
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-21-2021, 08:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,995
Posted By MIKE JG
Congrats! That's just about the exact...

Congrats! That's just about the exact configuration I want to build. I will be closely following your updates!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-18-2021, 08:11 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,430
Posted By MIKE JG
This makes me wonder if or how secure the EAA...

This makes me wonder if or how secure the EAA builder logs are. I've been doing a paper build log at the same time but that obviously won't have photos.

Just sent an email off to the EAA support...
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-16-2021, 02:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,567
Posted By MIKE JG
RV-8/8A Plans Gotchas

Those cool guys over on the RV-7 forum have their own stickied thread with gotchas for that airframe. Many of those for the empennage are applicable to building the RV-8 empennage but we don't have...
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-08-2021, 02:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,181
Posted By MIKE JG
Stu that's really good advice. Is it weird...

Stu that's really good advice.

Is it weird that as I read down through that, once I got close to the bottom and saw it was you, the reading voice in my head changed to your Canadian accent....? ...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-08-2021, 02:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 807
Posted By MIKE JG
/goes to garage to find the 2" wheel..... :D

/goes to garage to find the 2" wheel..... :D
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-12-2020, 08:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,055
Posted By MIKE JG
Excellent news.

Excellent news.
Forum: My RV Build Project 11-20-2020, 11:48 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 76,953
Posted By MIKE JG
Is that him saying "you missed a spot"??? ...

Is that him saying "you missed a spot"??? :D
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 10-21-2020, 09:10 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,990
Posted By MIKE JG
If you really want to do something nice that is...

If you really want to do something nice that is appreciated and more meaningful than handing a line guy a tip, consider ordering them and their coworkers a pizza or lunch/dinner from a local...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-21-2020, 08:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,723
Posted By MIKE JG
Congrats Mike, gotta be a great feeling! Love...

Congrats Mike, gotta be a great feeling! Love the paint scheme!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-21-2020, 08:35 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,415
Posted By MIKE JG
Our broker at my professional flying job told us...

Our broker at my professional flying job told us the underwriters are not insuring anyone age 70 or over this year to fly anything with retracts by themselves any longer.

So the market is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-20-2020, 07:14 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,248
Posted By MIKE JG
Under the current market conditions, the rates...

Under the current market conditions, the rates won't start going back down until either more underwriters get back into the business or we start having less accidents/claims. It's that simple.

That...
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-07-2020, 08:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,011
Posted By MIKE JG
Awesome thanks. Ordered the extra hardware this...

Awesome thanks. Ordered the extra hardware this evening!
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-07-2020, 09:27 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,011
Posted By MIKE JG
Great thanks! I keep forgetting my tail kit is...

Great thanks! I keep forgetting my tail kit is from 2011 so I'm using those plans but I need to crosscheck the latest plans for stuff like this!

EDIT: I just check my preview plans that I bought...
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-06-2020, 07:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,011
Posted By MIKE JG
Since I just finished countersinking the lead...

Since I just finished countersinking the lead counterweight last night and have yet to secure the bolts through the lead weight and install the whole thing, Iím trying to wrap my head around this...
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-22-2020, 10:12 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 65,923
Posted By MIKE JG
Here's mine courtesy of EAA's free site: ...

Here's mine courtesy of EAA's free site: https://eaabuilderslog.org/?blproject&proj=7YG4STHvs

Currently working on the horizontal stabilizer.
Forum: Safety 08-17-2020, 07:19 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 8,105
Posted By MIKE JG
Everyone can and should sign up for automatic...

Everyone can and should sign up for automatic notifications from the FAA regarding TFR's for your area, easy to do and only takes a few minutes. You can and should follow social media sites that...
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-13-2020, 07:46 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,948
Posted By MIKE JG
Ron did I see a half snap to inverted in your...

Ron did I see a half snap to inverted in your sequence there??
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-13-2020, 07:30 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 9,892
Posted By MIKE JG
Ordered because I know there is too much tribal...

Ordered because I know there is too much tribal knowledge in there to pass up...
Forum: Primers 06-18-2020, 08:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,721
Posted By MIKE JG
The more I read these primer threads, the less I...

The more I read these primer threads, the less I understand.....

So you're telling me the self etching primer has no corrosion proofing value??

So literally if I'm using the self etch primer from...
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-18-2020, 07:46 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,108
Posted By MIKE JG
Congrats and what a place to make the first...

Congrats and what a place to make the first flight! So beautiful out there!
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-20-2020, 08:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,843
Posted By MIKE JG
Larry called it, 180 degrees rotation of each...

Larry called it, 180 degrees rotation of each hinge did the trick, all the bending power I could want now. Hard to believe such a small thing makes such a big difference.

Pretty happy with where...
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-20-2020, 01:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,843
Posted By MIKE JG
Thanks Sam, your post was one of the ones I had...

Thanks Sam, your post was one of the ones I had studied before hand and I actually have been using your dowel trick. I agree, I can't get a dowel inside mine either due to interference from the...
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-20-2020, 10:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,843
Posted By MIKE JG
Thank you all for the advice. I have a few...

Thank you all for the advice. I have a few things to try based on the advice here. I will report back. Def won't try to bend it too far at this point.
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-20-2020, 06:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,843
Posted By MIKE JG
Thanks for the quick replies but unless I'm...

Thanks for the quick replies but unless I'm misunderstanding (and that's always possible!) that's exactly the way I have it set up, hinges on the outside, 2" edge with the hinge pins facing away. As...
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-19-2020, 08:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,843
Posted By MIKE JG
Rudder Bend, Need More Bend

Looking for advice on how to get more bend out of my brake. The rudder is nearly there but I just can’t seem to get the final pinch to get it to lay in the proper position on the spar.

With the...
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-14-2020, 08:58 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,455
Posted By MIKE JG
Karl isn?t wrong, it?s getting harder and harder...

Karl isn?t wrong, it?s getting harder and harder to find people willing to work on steam gauges.
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-14-2020, 08:08 PM
Replies: 874
Views: 1,138,004
Posted By MIKE JG
CONGRATS!!

CONGRATS!!
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-30-2020, 08:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,858
Posted By MIKE JG
Congrats! And yes the weather all over the...

Congrats! And yes the weather all over the eastern half has been sub optimal!
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-30-2020, 08:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,532
Posted By MIKE JG
Wheel pants not included I take it?

Wheel pants not included I take it?
Forum: Midwest 04-30-2020, 08:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,496
Posted By MIKE JG
Andrew you can also check out EAA's builder's log...

Andrew you can also check out EAA's builder's log page. It has a map with drop pins for folks building projects who are utilizing EAA's free builders log...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-30-2020, 07:52 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 19,758
Posted By MIKE JG
Good grief! That G650 might have been the brand...

Good grief!

That G650 might have been the brand new one that got hailed on at KCOS. I think it was golf ball sized or larger hail that day on a brand new jet.... :eek:
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-04-2020, 08:52 PM
Replies: 951
Views: 753,014
Posted By MIKE JG
Finally off and running, first picture to share,...

Finally off and running, first picture to share, rudder under construction.

https://i.imgur.com/tPoPD1C.jpg
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-04-2020, 08:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,045
Posted By MIKE JG
Congrats Doug! Our flight department had a...

Congrats Doug! Our flight department had a Phenom 300 for a couple of years, that thing is an absolute rocket ship!

Straight to FL450, not too many civilian aircraft can do that!
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-09-2020, 08:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,768
Posted By MIKE JG
Woo Hoo! Congrats!

Woo Hoo! Congrats!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-08-2020, 02:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,393
Posted By MIKE JG
Greg is there going to be a designated parking...

Greg is there going to be a designated parking area for the -8's this year? Sure would make my evening gawking strolls a lot easier if they were all in the same spot! :D
Forum: ADS-B 01-29-2020, 12:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,492
Posted By MIKE JG
^^This.... Doesn't matter if you are talking...

^^This....

Doesn't matter if you are talking with an ATC facility or not, their collision warning systems are still going to alert if it sees two or more aircraft in close proximity to one another. ...
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-11-2019, 05:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,604
Posted By MIKE JG
Woo Hoo! Congrats, like that paintjob!

Woo Hoo! Congrats, like that paintjob!
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-16-2019, 08:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,662
Posted By MIKE JG
Jim are they doing anything special down there on...

Jim are they doing anything special down there on Saturday?? I?d love to go but I?m leaving for OSH that morning.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-04-2019, 08:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,920
Posted By MIKE JG
I can't wait to use that line some day! :D

I can't wait to use that line some day! :D
Forum: Safety 06-04-2019, 08:42 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 12,218
Posted By MIKE JG
The southern Ohio RV-6A accident: ...

The southern Ohio RV-6A accident: http://www.kathrynsreport.com/2019/05/vans-rv-6a-n596jb-fatal-accident.html
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-15-2019, 07:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,357
Posted By MIKE JG
Congrats!!!!

Congrats!!!!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-09-2019, 06:40 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,950
Posted By MIKE JG
If you're headed downtown, PWK is probably your...

If you're headed downtown, PWK is probably your best option distance wise. Not sure about the fees there for something RV sized. I could tell you all day long how much they would charge if you were...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-08-2019, 11:52 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,006
Posted By MIKE JG
Greg it was great to meet you out at the factory...

Greg it was great to meet you out at the factory last Friday! The invitation to NE Ohio still stands. Short notice is ok as well.

-Mike Guenthner
Forum: ADS-B 04-11-2019, 10:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,303
Posted By MIKE JG
The irony is that even though your aircraft is...

The irony is that even though your aircraft is required to be ADS-B compliant by Jan 1st, ATC is not going to be relying on ADS-B anytime soon. You still have to maintain your mode C transponder and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-11-2019, 10:40 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,180
Posted By MIKE JG
Welcome to the party Steve!

Welcome to the party Steve!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-31-2019, 05:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,297
Posted By MIKE JG
What was his knock about NC headsets??

What was his knock about NC headsets??
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-15-2019, 06:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,316
Posted By MIKE JG
Ooh, that's a nice tip, adding that one to the...

Ooh, that's a nice tip, adding that one to the collection of "things to do that are not in the plans".

Thanks!
Forum: Southeast 03-15-2019, 06:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,380
Posted By MIKE JG
Chuck the GM at Signature is a friend. I can put...

Chuck the GM at Signature is a friend. I can put in a good word for you if you want to try to get hangar space there.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-07-2019, 07:56 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,409
Posted By MIKE JG
Lol! Been a professional pilot for 22 years now,...

Lol! Been a professional pilot for 22 years now, never heard it called that!

BTW, I've got my annual dial-a-disaster starting Monday, good times!

BTW, if anyone thinks there is a pilot shortage on...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-07-2019, 07:46 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 8,264
Posted By MIKE JG
Don't forget that Boeing acquired Jeppesen a few...

Don't forget that Boeing acquired Jeppesen a few years back. Jeppesen has had their own EFB for a while now, Jepp FD and now Jepp FD Pro X, we use the former at my professional flying job for all of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-06-2019, 01:59 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 8,264
Posted By MIKE JG
Price going up in 3.... 2.... 1......

Price going up in 3.... 2.... 1......
Forum: My RV Build Project 02-17-2019, 07:00 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 28,797
Posted By MIKE JG
Congrats!!!!

Congrats!!!!
Forum: My RV Build Project 02-15-2019, 10:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 6,032
Posted By MIKE JG
Thanks for the video, definitely agree that's the...

Thanks for the video, definitely agree that's the way to go with the repetitive stuff sped up like that.

Makes it easy to follow along.
Forum: Tools 02-15-2019, 09:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,036
Posted By MIKE JG
Thanks for the ideas!

Thanks for the ideas!
Forum: Tools 02-13-2019, 11:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,036
Posted By MIKE JG
Temporary Shop Wall/Divider

Looking for some advice on how to divide up my half of the shop I am renting.

The space is 13' wide by 23' long and I'm trying to put up something down the middle of the two side by side bays, of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-01-2019, 05:30 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 8,359
Posted By MIKE JG
Thanks I just spit my coffee out all over the...

Thanks I just spit my coffee out all over the keyboard.... :D
Forum: RV-10 02-01-2019, 05:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,916
Posted By MIKE JG
Good discussion on this thanks. I've never...

Good discussion on this thanks. I've never thought about the problems that having a "doubler" that was too thick might cause.

Learning, learning, learning, always learning!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-31-2019, 06:47 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 8,359
Posted By MIKE JG
I like it! Can't wait to see the new...

I like it!

Can't wait to see the new merch!

Golden Ticket winner here eagerly awaiting..... :D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-30-2019, 06:01 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 26,552
Posted By MIKE JG
That's just awesome! Got my 50 missions hat just...

That's just awesome!

Got my 50 missions hat just a few weeks ago!
Forum: My RV Build Project 01-29-2019, 04:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 6,032
Posted By MIKE JG
Subscribed to this thread. I can't tell you how...

Subscribed to this thread. I can't tell you how useful it is to have someone in the same general part of a build that is documenting their work via video.

Thank you!
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-29-2019, 04:04 PM
Replies: 951
Views: 753,014
Posted By MIKE JG
Thanks for sharing your progress with us via...

Thanks for sharing your progress with us via video. The fact that I can actually follow along with what you're working on is a plus!

Just out of curiosity, what sort of camera equipment are you...
Forum: Safety 01-28-2019, 10:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,426
Posted By MIKE JG
One of the other pilot boards I belong to allows...

One of the other pilot boards I belong to allows you to post anonymously for things just like this, request has to be sent to a moderator first who then clears it for posting.

Works very well on...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 01-22-2019, 10:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,971
Posted By MIKE JG
The smile on his face is priceless!

The smile on his face is priceless!
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