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Forum: Safety 03-13-2020, 01:48 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,052
Posted By s10sakota
Does Your Airplane Have a Fire Extinguisher?

Hey all, I don't post much here since I've sold my RV-7, but I'd like to get the word out about the importance of having a fire extinguisher in your airplane.

If you don't think it's important, or...
Forum: Texas (North) 03-08-2020, 12:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,088
Posted By s10sakota
Beautiful state but we don?t have a pilot...

Beautiful state but we don?t have a pilot domicile there and I won?t commute to work.
Forum: Texas (North) 03-08-2020, 12:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,088
Posted By s10sakota
Geez, that’s cheap! I pay Michigan $135/yr to...

Geez, that’s cheap! I pay Michigan $135/yr to register my 11 year old rusted out Ford!
Forum: Texas (North) 03-08-2020, 12:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,088
Posted By s10sakota
Yes the heat is what everyone I talk to complains...

Yes the heat is what everyone I talk to complains about. But the flip side of that is that in MI we have 6-7 months of cold, dreary, depressing weather every year!

2 months of heat, or 6 months of...
Forum: Texas (North) 03-08-2020, 12:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,088
Posted By s10sakota
Can I get some honest info on TX living?

Here?s the deal: I?m being taxed to death in Michigan.

I?m a pilot at Spirit Airlines and I?m thinking about moving to TX and would prefer to build or buy a hangar home at Hicks Airfield.

Between...
Forum: RV-14 08-21-2019, 06:26 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 73,271
Posted By s10sakota
Talking pfftt...hold my beer!! I've screwed up so many...

pfftt...hold my beer!!

I've screwed up so many parts building 5 kit planes that I have enough scrap parts left over to build about 13 more airplanes!

Here's a video from my Kitplane Enthusiast...
Forum: Painting your RV 09-26-2018, 05:49 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 15,649
Posted By s10sakota
I agree that making a 3D model is the best way to...

I agree that making a 3D model is the best way to visualize a paint scheme. In 2002 when I painted my RANS S-10 I made little paper models of the various paint schemes.

I drew up the paint scheme...
Forum: Painting your RV 09-16-2018, 12:52 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,552
Posted By s10sakota
If you're interested, I just posted the second...

If you're interested, I just posted the second painting video...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tb7ntdBT2Ag

I'm no painting expert, but I film this because I want people to know that even us...
Forum: Painting your RV 09-08-2018, 06:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,710
Posted By s10sakota
Mike, Yes I've tried every conversion site I...

Mike,

Yes I've tried every conversion site I could find with Google. I did come across the one you provided the link for, but it can not find the 15052 code.

I did find this site...
Forum: Painting your RV 09-04-2018, 04:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,710
Posted By s10sakota
Gil I think you might be correct. I called Finish...

Gil I think you might be correct. I called Finish Master today and they can use the FS15052 number to mix up Dupont Nason paint.

Another user posted this pic in another thread here and the shine is...
Forum: Painting your RV 09-04-2018, 01:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,710
Posted By s10sakota
Yes this is my 'back up' plan. I ordered a bottle...

Yes this is my 'back up' plan. I ordered a bottle of paint from eBay but I think it would be better to get an actual code. If I can't then I'll use the paint and then take it to them to color match....
Forum: Painting your RV 09-04-2018, 12:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,710
Posted By s10sakota
Blue Angels colors (not FS code)

Hello experts!

I am painting my airplane in the Blue Angels C-130 scheme. I am using UTech500 paint which is an automotive paint, but the automotive shops can not convert the FS15052 blue code to...
Forum: Painting your RV 09-04-2018, 12:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 9,338
Posted By s10sakota
Can anyone help me with finding the paint code...

Can anyone help me with finding the paint code for the Blue Angels blue? I know that the FS code is 15052, but automotive paint supply places don't have F.S. numbers. They need an "RAL" number or...
Forum: Alternative Engines 06-29-2018, 07:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,445
Posted By s10sakota
Stainless Steel Engine Mount?

A friend of mine bought a new experimental airplane engine. Doesn't matter what it is or what airplane it's going on. What I'm wondering about is that it comes with an engine mount made out of...
Forum: Safety 04-19-2018, 06:58 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 22,955
Posted By s10sakota
I'm building a Zenith and I'll have to double...

I'm building a Zenith and I'll have to double check but I don't think the ones included with the kit are aluminum. Is the builder you are referring to using the stock parts or aftermarket parts?
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-27-2018, 05:35 AM
Replies: 1,000
Views: 874,975
Posted By s10sakota
Looks amazing! Is there a time limit between when...

Looks amazing! Is there a time limit between when you have to spray the clear after spraying the color coat?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-07-2017, 04:31 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,212
Posted By s10sakota
Looking for info on N712CR...

712CR is an RV-8A painted like the Blue Angels. I'm not sure if he is the builder, but the net shows that Charles Rowbotham is the owner.

I'm painting an airplane in the Fat Albert Blue Angels...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-05-2017, 08:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,862
Posted By s10sakota
I don't think that's the case here as I have two...

I don't think that's the case here as I have two pieces of wood underneath the hole right up to the hole. So it's pretty solid under.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-05-2017, 08:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,862
Posted By s10sakota
Jagged Countersinks

I know I've seen a thread or two on this before, but the search didn't turn up the threads.

I am countersinking some holes in a piece of aluminum on a different airplane and they are coming out...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-02-2017, 10:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,074
Posted By s10sakota
Thanks for the replies guys-I bought some of the...

Thanks for the replies guys-I bought some of the washers that rapid_ascent pointed me to. I like those as the outside diameter is small. They will work great.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-02-2017, 06:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,074
Posted By s10sakota
Washers for AN Bulkhead Fuel Fittings?

Does anyone know what kind of washer to use for an AN6 bulkhead elbow fitting? Spruce has the blue aluminum elbows and the nuts, but no washers listed. I'd like to have a washer under the nut. Do...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-02-2017, 07:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,748
Posted By s10sakota
Joe, This is the cable I ordered from A/C Spruce:...

Joe, This is the cable I ordered from A/C Spruce: http://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/appages/a730.php?clickkey=13810

As you can see there is no real end to it for securing it. It is meant to cut...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-02-2017, 07:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,748
Posted By s10sakota
Yes. A lot of airplanes use those plastic brake...

Yes. A lot of airplanes use those plastic brake lines and they work well. This picture is not of an RV (It's a Zenith Cruzer).
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-02-2017, 07:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,748
Posted By s10sakota
Thanks Ray- I didn't know they made something...

Thanks Ray- I didn't know they made something like that. I suppose if I can't find a cable with the end on it that would still work just as well.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-02-2017, 07:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,748
Posted By s10sakota
Where can I find this cable?

Does anyone know where I can find a push pull cable (for a parking brake) that has an end on it like the one in the photo? I basically need to mount the end in a small bulkhead similar to the one in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-29-2016, 05:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,500
Posted By s10sakota
As a follow up question: if you used these,...

As a follow up question: if you used these, either alum or steel, what washers did you use? I didn't see any washers listed on AircraftSpruce with the fittings, and I don't really want to use cheap...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-29-2016, 05:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,500
Posted By s10sakota
Fuel line firewall fittings

I would be interested to see how you guys pass the fuel line through the firewall. Do you use the blue aluminum AN fittings or Steel...
Forum: Midwest 04-14-2016, 01:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,980
Posted By s10sakota
Well let's not get excited yet-55x50 is my...

Well let's not get excited yet-55x50 is my initial plan that is being drawn up. Once I get the price from the builder I may have to make it 10x10 LOL...

Forced air is definitely out as it is too...
Forum: Midwest 04-13-2016, 03:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,980
Posted By s10sakota
The one guy I talked to at the airpark has the...

The one guy I talked to at the airpark has the hydronic heated floors and he said it works well. In fact he said he installed the tubes himself to save some money which might be an option for me too....
Forum: Midwest 04-13-2016, 12:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,980
Posted By s10sakota
Heating a New Hangar?

Currently I'm talking to a builder as we are designing my hangar home. At this air park, the homes look like regular houses with hangars built into the house so it all blends together. Think LARGE...
Forum: Midwest 03-28-2016, 03:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,307
Posted By s10sakota
Is that on the east of west side of the field?

Is that on the east of west side of the field?
Forum: Texas (North) 03-16-2016, 06:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,721
Posted By s10sakota
Ah then you are someone I need to talk to! Can I...

Ah then you are someone I need to talk to! Can I give you a call sometime? I'd like a first hand account of what it's like living at Hicks.

If you don't mind you can PM me your number.

Thanks!
Forum: Texas (North) 03-16-2016, 01:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,721
Posted By s10sakota
723 Hicks

Two years ago I looked at a hangar home on Hicks. It was 75' x 55' and listed at $330,000. There's a newly completed hangar at Hicks that's listed at $439G and it's only 55' x 55'.

Granted it new,...
Forum: Midwest 03-16-2016, 01:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,307
Posted By s10sakota
Thanks Bill-I'd love a warmer climate too! Or...

Thanks Bill-I'd love a warmer climate too! Or somewhere not as dreary as Michigan in the winter. My other option is Hicks airfield in Dallas, TX.

My airline also had a base there so I wouldn't be...
Forum: Midwest 03-16-2016, 08:47 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,307
Posted By s10sakota
So many awesome relplies! Thank you all. There's...

So many awesome relplies! Thank you all. There's a lot to think about and a lot of questions that need asked

For those of you who mentioned Brighton-that was my first choice but nothing is...
Forum: Midwest 03-14-2016, 09:17 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,307
Posted By s10sakota
Airpark; What to Ask?

I know some of you live on airparks, and it is my dream to live on one. There is an airpark not far from where I live now that would work perfect for me. I'll post a link to their website below, but...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-23-2016, 05:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,401
Posted By s10sakota
Fuel Line B Nut

Is the fuel line B nut supposed to be installed with lube like an NPT fitting?

Or does the B nut go on dry?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-16-2016, 03:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,027
Posted By s10sakota
Pitot/static lines

I wanted to buy the SafeAir1 Pitot/static lines so I emailed SafeAir1 and asked where I can buy their tubing. All they said was "try Avery Tools". Well Avery Tools is out of business and even with a...
Forum: Painting your RV 12-31-2015, 11:42 AM
Replies: 209
Views: 101,938
Posted By s10sakota
Steve maybe your setup would work for me. Can you...

Steve maybe your setup would work for me. Can you post come pics of how you have the compressors set up?
Forum: Painting your RV 12-31-2015, 07:47 AM
Replies: 209
Views: 101,938
Posted By s10sakota
E.D Eliot-on my S-10 I used the PolyFiber...

E.D Eliot-on my S-10 I used the PolyFiber two-part epoxy primer: http://www.polyfiber.com/products/ep420epoxyprimergreenorwhite.htm

On my S-6 I used all Superflite. I just looked on the Superflite...
Forum: Painting your RV 12-30-2015, 05:53 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 101,938
Posted By s10sakota
I've been reading this thread with interest and...

I've been reading this thread with interest and I'd like to offer an 'outside the box' observation. I believe there is a much easier and less expensive way to paint an airplane. But, I know I will...
Forum: Primers 08-04-2015, 05:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,861
Posted By s10sakota
Can't find any 'real' information...

Ok, I hate to ask this, but....

I can't seem to find a real scientific answer. Does priming airframe parts with NAPA 7220 offer corrosion protection or can water (or moisture) soak through the cured...
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-02-2015, 06:17 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,065
Posted By s10sakota
Longeron template?

The manual states to cut the longeron bend template from Drawing 17 and glue it to a piece or cardboard or something.

How did you guys do this? The template is about 4-5 feet long.

Did you use a...
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-07-2015, 12:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,715
Posted By s10sakota
I could be wrong, but I'd put money on when you...

I could be wrong, but I'd put money on when you take the flight controls off for balancing, you will see a lot of areas that did not get properly primed/painted if it was all sprayed with the control...
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-05-2015, 06:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,501
Posted By s10sakota
I originally bought an RV-8 tail kit because I...

I originally bought an RV-8 tail kit because I liked the centerline seating and the more 'fighter jet' feel.

My -8 tail kit was delivered and before I even opened it, I decided to go with the RV-7...
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-05-2015, 06:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,715
Posted By s10sakota
Do they paint it with the rudder and other...

Do they paint it with the rudder and other control surfaces still attached? Maybe they are still prepping in this photo. If they paint while the plane is together, it seems like they wouldn't be able...
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-04-2015, 05:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,757
Posted By s10sakota
Congrats! I'm super jealous!

Congrats! I'm super jealous!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-04-2015, 05:47 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 7,542
Posted By s10sakota
Maybe I can offer another perspective. I've been...

Maybe I can offer another perspective. I've been building my RV for around 694 years now and since it is taking so long, last June I bought a really nice Piper Cherokee. You can click the link in my...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-29-2015, 05:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 7,154
Posted By s10sakota
Thanks for all the replies. The task is complete...

Thanks for all the replies. The task is complete and it certainly is a PITA.

I did start using slightly shorter rivets with fantastic results. There's probably a couple of rivets that aren't...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-28-2015, 08:28 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 7,154
Posted By s10sakota
I'm thinking of just wrapping everything really...

I'm thinking of just wrapping everything really good with duct tape. That should work, right?

Seriously, thanks for the replies. I think I'll just wait now until I can sucker a riveting partner here...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-28-2015, 07:48 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 7,154
Posted By s10sakota
Why do my rivets suck?

I am so frustrated right now I'd like to beat this airplane with a sledge hammer!!

I'm trying to rivet the seat pan ribs and baggage compartment ribs to the aft spar. I can't figure out why my...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-26-2015, 10:27 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 969
Posted By s10sakota
Galaxy Tab S 8.4

I'm using the Galaxy Tab S 8.4 with the Garmin software and I need a way to mount the unit. This is in a Cherokee so a yoke mount would be perfect, but I can't find one.

Do any of you Galaxy users...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-26-2015, 04:54 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,875
Posted By s10sakota
When I ordered my finish kit (same time as fuse...

When I ordered my finish kit (same time as fuse kit) I bought the cowl with the scoop as I planned on using the carb because I wanted simple and inexpensive. Now that I've read through this thread,...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-25-2015, 04:07 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,875
Posted By s10sakota
(Dumb Question Alert) Do the fuel injection...

(Dumb Question Alert)

Do the fuel injection engines NOT have the lower cowl scoop? I like the scoop and WANT the scoop!

I see -8's and -7's without the air intake scoop on the bottom cowl, and I...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-13-2015, 11:10 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,130
Posted By s10sakota
Red face Trying to think ahead...

I have a question about an upcoming step. I'm thinking about how these holes will be countersunk or dimpled. In this first pic, do these holes get dimpled or countersunk? And how about the holes on...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-06-2015, 01:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,191
Posted By s10sakota
Green etching primer in a can?

I'm trying to find an Army green self etching primer in a rattle can. Dupli-Color makes one, but based on the pics I've seen of the cap, it's an ugly puke greenish yellow!

Does anyone know of a self...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-12-2015, 03:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,149
Posted By s10sakota
You've got tons of room! Here's my S-10 I built...

You've got tons of room! Here's my S-10 I built in my dad's small 'slightly crowded' garage...

http://i108.photobucket.com/albums/n7/marky613/IM000832.jpg...
Forum: Texas (North) 02-08-2015, 08:44 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,178
Posted By s10sakota
Hillcrest Airpark...

Anybody live there? Any properties for sale? Are lots available? Looking for any info as I continue my search for the perfect place to live...

Thanks...
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-07-2015, 08:57 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 12,761
Posted By s10sakota
Just click on one of his RV8 pics in the first...

Just click on one of his RV8 pics in the first post and it takes you to his Photobucket page. Then just click through the 4 or 5 pics and you'll see the panel. It's very simple and elegant.
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-06-2015, 05:51 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 12,761
Posted By s10sakota
Unbelievable! That is the most beautiful airplane...

Unbelievable! That is the most beautiful airplane I've ever seen!

What's not posted in this thread but is on his Photobucket site is a pic of the panel. Nicest, most beautiful panel I've ever seen!
Forum: My RV Build Project 02-05-2015, 11:01 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 17,592
Posted By s10sakota
I just thought I would post an update. I'm at an...

I just thought I would post an update. I'm at an interesting spot on the project for me. The reason is because when I would look at other's builder's logs and see the same pics that I just posted, I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-04-2015, 09:37 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 30,878
Posted By s10sakota
Wow just looked at that Galaxy Pro-very nice! I...

Wow just looked at that Galaxy Pro-very nice! I do like the slightly larger screen and the faster processor. It's quite a bit more expensive, but nice.

Do you have the 16 GB version or the 32? I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-04-2015, 09:09 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 30,878
Posted By s10sakota
This thread has been helpful to me so thank you...

This thread has been helpful to me so thank you all for your opinions. I am going to get set up with a Nexus 7 and the Garmin Pilot app.

My question is, does the Nexus 7 have an internal GPS? I've...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-02-2015, 11:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,425
Posted By s10sakota
Ok, so where do I get a "D" sized drill bit?...

Ok, so where do I get a "D" sized drill bit? Don't see them on the Avery site, and not much comes up on Google.

Is this the kind of reamer I need to order:...
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