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Forum: RV-8/8A 07-31-2021, 11:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,630
Posted By izzybear
Welcome!

Welcome aboard, Chris… you have impeccable taste! :D
Now that you a few months before the empennage arrives, you have time to get the shop in order and get those tools in hand. You can also start...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 07-12-2021, 09:07 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,910
Posted By izzybear
Loved it!

Excellent interview and flight, Paul! Thanks for being such a great GA/Experimental ambassador for us all!
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-02-2021, 11:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,240
Posted By izzybear
8 vs. 8A

Hey Mo,
Although there are a few custom designs out there to make the rear seat rudder pedals more ergonomic or effective, you are actually looking at a picture of the stock 8A on the left...
Forum: Propellers 03-18-2021, 08:55 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,809
Posted By izzybear
...me too!

Thanks for all the previous posts and useful information…I have been following this thread with great interest. I too have an IO-360X with 9:1 compression, but really like the performance, price...
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-25-2020, 04:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,994
Posted By izzybear
CONGRATS!

Way to go, Mark!!! Congratulations on the momentous occasion! Enjoy the fledgling and enjoy the rest of Phase 1 flying and testing! :D
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-18-2020, 05:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,497
Posted By izzybear
Glad they made it to you safely!

It's all about the repeatability with the wings - but you are making progress and that's the important thing! Keep pounding those rivets!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-18-2020, 05:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,528
Posted By izzybear
Way to go!

Congratulations, Tom! I look forward to the pictures commemorating this momentous occasion! Now on to Phase 1 as you transition away from building... to more flying! :D
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-11-2020, 06:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,600
Posted By izzybear
Welcome back

Clay,
I do not have any specific knowledge of the older gen prints and instructions but I AM a member of the 2 HS club due to the service bulletin! I just wanted to welcome you back to the fold, VAF...
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-13-2020, 06:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,161
Posted By izzybear
Wow!

Congratulations, Danny on the huge milestone! Thanks for all the help over the years, and for being such a great RV Ambassador! The "Doll" has been my screen saver for many years!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-24-2020, 01:23 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,241
Posted By izzybear
No additional comments?

Martin,
I have been following your progress on the use of this Discoat 4220 product as I was wanting to use it too. I noticed that you just removed it from the inside of your canopy and moved on -...
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-16-2020, 06:27 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 38,490
Posted By izzybear
Contact info

Yep, same price as Jeff, $2,400 but that was Nov-2014, finished and shipped March-2015

https://www.groveaircraft.com/contact.html
619-562-1268
(Monday-Friday 7:30AM-4:00PM Pacific Time)

Sorry to...
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-15-2020, 08:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,520
Posted By izzybear
another thought

Lars,
This might help you as it did me. I noticed when test-fitting my canopy that if I laid the canopy on the frame and started clamping from the front and worked my way to the back, the fit at the...
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-15-2020, 08:19 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 38,490
Posted By izzybear
I ordered mine as a single

It has been a few years, but when I ordered my one piece gear from Grove they made it as a single unit and I did not have to get a mass order together with other people. For a while, they were...
Forum: Florida (North) 06-01-2020, 08:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,465
Posted By izzybear
Absolutely!

Of course I would like to meet some "questionable characters" with RV's - isn't that the best kind! :D PM sent!
Forum: Florida (North) 05-29-2020, 08:36 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,465
Posted By izzybear
Thanks Cecil!

PM Sent...
Forum: Florida (North) 05-27-2020, 10:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,465
Posted By izzybear
Opening up an old thread...for new intel

I will be spending some time in the Gulf Shores / Pensacola area in Early June ? and was wondering if there are any ?don?t miss? opportunities that I need to see/do/try/eat while I am in the area? ...
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-15-2020, 08:34 AM
Replies: 906
Views: 1,267,186
Posted By izzybear
Congrats Jarek and welcome to VAF! Quite an...

Congrats Jarek and welcome to VAF! Quite an impressive feat! Keep up the flying and enjoy your new bird! I hope to be where you are soon!
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-13-2020, 03:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,690
Posted By izzybear
BH,Jr.

Great news, Jay! Glad to hear you will soon have another RV-8...wait, I better get going and get mine done! It's been too long since we spoke last - I will have to call or pay you a visit and see the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-28-2020, 05:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 855
Posted By izzybear
me too..

Yes - I received the same error last night when trying to upload my most recent post. I also notice that I am not able to view my kitlog (or anyone else's) at this time???
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-20-2019, 02:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,366
Posted By izzybear
Yay!

Glad to hear you are on the mend, Mel! Continue to do what the boss says and get well soon! :D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-27-2019, 01:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,502
Posted By izzybear
how about a deer whistle?

This might be a good time to have a deer whistle installed - low tech, low weight but higher drag alternative to the air horn and works all the time (over 35 mph) without pilot input.

Maybe Dan H....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-26-2019, 05:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,964
Posted By izzybear
Also interested in an answer

Rob,
Did you ever get a response to this question. I too am looking at putting the TO/GA on the infinity stick - much like you :D
So I am interested in the answer you received, if you got one. ...
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-02-2019, 05:25 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 38,490
Posted By izzybear
fuel vent routing with Grove one piece gear

Jeff,
You are right on target with your thinking - you will need to drill a new vent hole forward of the standard Van's vent hole to clear the one piece gear. See the pictures from A2Jake above :...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 04-23-2019, 06:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,592
Posted By izzybear
That's inspiration

Thanks for sharing! After seeing that I am going to go out and work on the canopy skirt of my -8! :D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-07-2018, 01:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,789
Posted By izzybear
Me too!

I met Bruce a few years ago at Sun-n-Fun. I was wandering around and ran into him while he was ?manning? the Teen Flight RV-12 projects, while Ernie was away. We talked at length about his...
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-31-2018, 07:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,648
Posted By izzybear
Welcome...

...to the madness, Felipe. (or would that be, "Felip-eh?") :D
Ask lots of questions, do something on the project every day and enjoy the build. You will find out that it will turn into a journey -...
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-14-2018, 08:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,039
Posted By izzybear
canopy fitting

The thing to realize about the canopy is that as you cut slices off the bottom incrementally, to ease the canopy into the proper fit, it changes all of the dimensions as it starts to settle into...
Forum: Aircraft Camping 04-04-2018, 11:09 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 11,730
Posted By izzybear
We'll be there...

I am looking forward to the first big event of the season as well. Plan to be there wandering around from Tuesday to Thursday with ?Skykingbob? ? hope to see as many RV-friends as possible - we...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-30-2018, 06:31 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 8,028
Posted By izzybear
RV-8 will be due in 2025

Per the Van's Website :

"In 1995, Van?s decided to re-visit the tandem seating concept. Even though the side-by-side RV-6/6A had become the most popular homebuilt design ever, there was still a...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-28-2018, 01:35 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 18,244
Posted By izzybear
There's a "List" for that...

As I read this, and think ahead to the day(s) when I will do a condition inspection, I would be very interested in seeing a checklist that someone has compiled for an RV-8. I especially like the...
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-08-2018, 10:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,500
Posted By izzybear
Welcome to the madness, Mike

I like your choice in airplanes... and Mike S is right, Jay Pratt is a wealth of information and he is right in your neighborhood - and a great guy. If you are in the mood to travel a little farther...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-05-2018, 07:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 7,442
Posted By izzybear
....WOW!

Now that is an efficient use of panel space! Nicely done Jeff! :)
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-16-2017, 12:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,227
Posted By izzybear
Garmin.com

I went to the Garmin website and found this :

G5 Electronic Flight Instrument for Experimental/LSA Aircraft
PART NUMBER: 010-01485-00

https://buy.garmin.com/en-US/US/p/514383
Forum: My RV Build Project 11-16-2017, 06:39 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 41,634
Posted By izzybear
permission requested...

when clicking on the link, it says I need permission...
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-04-2017, 03:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,870
Posted By izzybear
Tight fit

I just measured the fuse from firewall to aft end without the stinger or the empennage and it was just over 15' 2". The top of the firewall cants forward a bit so call it, 15'4". Sixteen feet would...
Forum: RV-14 09-28-2017, 01:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,262
Posted By izzybear
just a guess...

Magnet hold and release?
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-30-2017, 02:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,326
Posted By izzybear
Talking Welcome to the madness

Welcome to VAF - you are definitely in the right place! It?s quite an adventure ? as I am partially thru it ? still looking for the light at the end of the tunnel!

Start getting the shop/garage in...
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-21-2017, 06:30 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 11,402
Posted By izzybear
Name tags

We should put our real name AND our "VAF handle" :D Looking forward to seeing all you Bad A$$ -8/-8A drivers there!
Forum: RV-9/9A 07-20-2017, 02:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,452
Posted By izzybear
To answer the second part of the question...

Kevin,
Match drilling and enlarging are not the same thing. Match drilling is using the pre-punched hole in one skin/part to make a "matching" hole in another skin/part that you will rivet.

Final...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-11-2017, 12:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,322
Posted By izzybear
Yes there is

There are a few services that will fill your need ? here is one? looks like $35 one way and $65 round trip? check the website for schedule ? or google ?shuttle to...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-11-2017, 07:15 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 11,704
Posted By izzybear
I will be there!

Will be there Saturday-Thursday. I am heading up via the RV-80, built by McDonald Douglas, as it will be a few years until I am done building the RV-8 :D Staying in Scholler and hope to see (again)...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-10-2017, 06:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,755
Posted By izzybear
Congrats!

Congrats Sid - huge accomplishment - I will be there too....someday....:)
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-28-2017, 07:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,026
Posted By izzybear
give this tool a try first...

I am with the others ? see what you can do to save the parts by drilling out the -470 rivets. Before you do that, spend the money and get one of my favorite rivet removal tools. It only works with...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-27-2017, 02:57 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 21,682
Posted By izzybear
The RV-8 won't be finished in time, flying commercial...

I will be flying commercial so it looks like my regional ale will be of the local Wisconsin variety.

I have been researching the best of Wisconsin beers so that I can make an educated selection. In...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 06-14-2017, 09:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,675
Posted By izzybear
Nice!

Made my day Caleb - thanks for posting! May you have many, many more flights together :)
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-10-2017, 02:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 9,800
Posted By izzybear
Here you go

Chris - It's on the Garmin site - but a little hard to find. Below is a link to Garmin's PDF site

http://support.garmin.com/support/manuals/manuals.htm?partNo=010-00G3X-00&language=en&country=US
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-07-2017, 11:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 9,800
Posted By izzybear
I was looking at the Garmin GMU 11 installation...

I was looking at the Garmin GMU 11 installation guide (Table 14.4 ? Recommended Distances from Magnetic Disturbances) and was wondering how I was going to mount it 10? from the trim servo motor and...
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-31-2017, 09:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,146
Posted By izzybear
Huge!

Congratulations Steve ! I have been following your progress over the years on your kitlog and now that you are close to me, I need to come and see your new fledgling!
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-25-2017, 06:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,429
Posted By izzybear
Bryan...

We can surely work something out - I sent you a PM,
Jim
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-24-2017, 06:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,429
Posted By izzybear
Welcome to the addiction

Like Tom says, Lots of RV's in North Texas! You are in the right spot! I am building an -8 in Coppell that you are more than welcome to take a look at. I haven't flown in an -8 either, but I have...
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-10-2017, 04:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 9,669
Posted By izzybear
subtle humor at it best

Freakin' hilarious, Dan!!! :D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-01-2017, 08:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,448
Posted By izzybear
Talking Thanks!

Thanks for the RV-8 build inspiration!!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-28-2017, 09:39 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 21,682
Posted By izzybear
Looking forward to it

Count me in too, Mike! I will be happy to volunteer any help I can provide - just tell me when to be there! :D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-20-2017, 02:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,668
Posted By izzybear
Agreed...

I don't blame you Mel - I wouldn't move either! As far as the I-35 construction goes, I guess I should have stipulated that I was referring to the part that would affect me if I moved north to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-20-2017, 10:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,668
Posted By izzybear
I'm in...

I have been dreaming and looking at hanger living for as long as I have been flying (20 years). I have friends that live in Hidden Valley Airpark and an EAA chapter member with his own ?strip? in...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-14-2017, 11:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,135
Posted By izzybear
Good for you!!

Congrats on the milestone - you are on your way! You are correct in your thoughts - when the dollars spent start accumulating, then it's time to protect the "investment". I have very good things to...
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-28-2017, 06:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,322
Posted By izzybear
Someday....

Congrats on the major milestone Blain!!! She looks and sounds like a beauty! Thanks for the inspiration as I have been following your progress - and someday hope to be where you are!! :D
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-22-2017, 10:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,960
Posted By izzybear
Interested in your engine / prop set up

So what engine and prop are you running? I am keeping things (relatively) light up front and understand the desire to keep things light. I am planning on a Whirlwind 200RV up front to save some...
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-18-2017, 02:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,960
Posted By izzybear
No...but might

The solenoid is a switchable valve that is wired into the same switch as the smoke oil pump. It cuts off the supply of the oil so that it doesn't dribble out - the benefit is that you get a good...
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-18-2017, 12:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,960
Posted By izzybear
Looks great!

Thanks Charlie - yes, I did purchase the pump-to-tank mount and plan to use it. I like Dave's installation and will borrow heavily from it! :D Looks like Dave installed it over the fitting for the...
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-18-2017, 11:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,960
Posted By izzybear
RV-8 smoke pump location

For those of you that have a smoke tank in your front baggage deep well - where did you mount your smoke oil pump? I have Marvin Homsley's Smoke System and am planning on making it quick release to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-08-2017, 12:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,945
Posted By izzybear
tank thread

Here is the source I used which goes thru the process step by step. Rick does a good job lining out the pros and cons and has done this type of work in his "day job". It's an oldie - but a goodie!...
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-04-2017, 01:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 8,247
Posted By izzybear
Thanks!

Thanks everyone for your input - it gives me much to think about. I sure appreciate having a wealth of experience this close by. Thanks again. :)
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-03-2017, 12:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 8,247
Posted By izzybear
A few questions regarding the forward floor, RV-8

I have a few ?front cockpit questions to ask the masses :

1. Rudder pedals : I am curious what others have done regarding whether to powder coat, apply some sticky tape (like wing walk tape) or the...
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