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Forum: RV-8/8A 01-16-2022, 12:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,426
Posted By Jaypratt
Fwd Baggage Door

I new the builder of the original door. He took a mold off of one of my RV8 builds.
He no longer makes them.
The door he made for my airplane was the best thing, because of the latch. No key...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-16-2022, 08:55 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 10,561
Posted By Jaypratt
Well said,, me too

Totally agree, I’m still finding fun places right here at home
Forum: Acts of Charity (using your RV) 12-26-2021, 07:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,413
Posted By Jaypratt
Good Job

Good Job Cards,, Merry Christmas
Forum: Job Board 12-24-2021, 01:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,766
Posted By Jaypratt
Tom, you have words of wisdom,, Iím very...

Tom, you have words of wisdom,, Iím very efficient in my shop. I have every tool needed to be fast. So,, I think it will take a knowledgeable customer to work with.. if any potential customers...
Forum: Job Board 12-24-2021, 09:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,766
Posted By Jaypratt
RV help

My idea is to work in other peoples shops. Probably in short spurts, a few weeks at a time,,

If you are somewhere across the country? Then we may be able to stay longer..
If you are out of the...
Forum: Job Board 12-23-2021, 02:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,766
Posted By Jaypratt
Have Gun Will Travel

Rivet gun that is,,,,,

Future Builders,

I have been building RV Kits since July 15, 1995. With all kinds of help, I have completed 54 RVs and one Super Cub.
I’m listed as a sheet metal...
Forum: Job Board 12-23-2021, 09:17 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,833
Posted By Jaypratt
So what is the N # ?

What is the N # of this RV14a? Serial # ? ,
Your Home airport ID?
I like BBQ!
Print your contact info. We will fly together. Next time we come to California
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-13-2021, 08:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,847
Posted By Jaypratt
110 hours

I have built several RV7 and RV8 empennage kitsÖ like 24,, or so,,,,
It takes me 110 hours to complete , including the tail light. Itís going to be a long 9 months waitÖ
But, itís worth it ,, the...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-19-2021, 07:38 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,965
Posted By Jaypratt
Super glue

Super glue two together,,, simple
Forum: RV-15 11-15-2021, 07:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,675
Posted By Jaypratt
Iím with you on that comment.

Iím with you on that comment.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-15-2021, 07:39 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,262
Posted By Jaypratt
Parking Break?

If you have a parking break, it can cause trouble. Berenger breaks are harder to charge too.
Forum: RV-15 10-15-2021, 08:20 AM
Replies: 242
Views: 48,255
Posted By Jaypratt
Smoky is Right On

Smoky was flying his RV4 to Idaho and telling Doug and I about the fun,,,,, way back. I became hooked.
The N Texas RV crowd were already flying to Vans SunSet air strip for Home Comings. So we were...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-12-2021, 06:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,548
Posted By Jaypratt
Look before bidding

Look before bidding. You might get it.
Forum: RV-15 10-10-2021, 05:31 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 10,151
Posted By Jaypratt
175/ 172.

The 1958/ 1959 C175 has a stepped out, on the bottom, firewall, The 172 firewall is flat . That is not important in my argument.

Van’s can’t just copy Cessna, can they? Or maybe,, they can? ...
Forum: RV-15 10-10-2021, 07:28 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 10,151
Posted By Jaypratt
Prototype RV15. Cessna 175

My $1.20. Inflation,,,,

The Cessna 175 with the GO-300 175 hp. Could have been ,, is,, the perfect prototype for the RV15.
Now the improvements
Lycoming engine, 4 cylinder
change to...
Forum: RV-15 09-15-2021, 08:39 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,794
Posted By Jaypratt
Tandem. Like a 180

Tandem,, like a 180.

Talking Grass strip capable here…
An airplane to use for camping trips? To the beach. Carry a load. What do you see most often…? 180. And Super Cubs

...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-13-2021, 10:08 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,444
Posted By Jaypratt
mr.sun

Maybe, mr.sun ,, Greg,,, would bend your tail spring for you? . Since he has already invested in the press.
Greg you might recoup some of your investment if you bent a few tail springs for us?

I...
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-09-2021, 09:42 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 16,199
Posted By Jaypratt
Improved rear rudder peddles?

Whatís that?
Where to find out about them?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-09-2021, 09:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,003
Posted By Jaypratt
Save time

Save time and get the QB kits. There is a lot of work building a QB Kit
It comes to you half done.
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-01-2021, 07:30 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 662
Posted By Jaypratt
Frustrated with lead times?

Frustrated with lead times?
See my add in classifieds for
Empennage Kit
QB RV7 wing kit..
I would like to take on a new builder here at RV Central..with this kit..
you could be building tomorrow,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-01-2021, 07:21 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,518
Posted By Jaypratt
RV7 / A parts

RV 7. A. Lead times. Not here!

,,,I have a set of RV7 QB wings for someone that wants to get started Now.
Have competed most of the work, on the wings,,,,,.
Also,, I have a RV7 Empennage Kit .
If...
Forum: RV-15 08-30-2021, 12:49 PM
Replies: 242
Views: 48,255
Posted By Jaypratt
Homecoming

When Van stoped the Home Coming Fly - ins at SunSet,,,, the big group of RV flyers around North Texas, tapered off going.
We would pass the Idaho mountains, back country,, looking over there like it...
Forum: RV-15 08-25-2021, 07:08 AM
Replies: 242
Views: 48,255
Posted By Jaypratt
Yep thatís It

That It, This thread is done,,, you got it.
Thank You
Forum: RV-15 08-12-2021, 05:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,575
Posted By Jaypratt
Not waiting,,,,,

I have wanted The C175, type / sized Back country airplane from Van’s for 25 years,,,,
I have built several kits while waiting,,,,
A North Star Super Cub completed in 2004. 980 hours on the tach so...
Forum: RV-15 08-12-2021, 05:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,203
Posted By Jaypratt
4 seats?.

You rarely see a C180 land with 4 people.. the cabin usually has 1 or two people, and their gear..
The 180 is the standard to go by. If Van’s takes a look at the C180 and improves on it. They will...
Forum: RV-15 08-12-2021, 12:45 PM
Replies: 242
Views: 48,255
Posted By Jaypratt
6 cylinder ?

I contend that more will want a 4 cylinder airplane than a six cylinder. Some will want a six. a few will try it. ( Rocket RV4s))
So my argument for the C175 sized high wing.
Forum: RV-15 08-12-2021, 11:29 AM
Replies: 242
Views: 48,255
Posted By Jaypratt
C170 / C175

The C175. With its GO-300. 175 hp engine is 1400 pounds empty.. or close..
I think Van’s could come up with a design similar to the C175,,, that could use a O-360. 180 hp, to IO 390. 220 hp. ...
Forum: RV-15 08-11-2021, 02:51 PM
Replies: 242
Views: 48,255
Posted By Jaypratt
Super 170

Super 170,,, is not Available, in an Experimental,,, I have owned my 180J since 2009,,, itís the perfect airplane,, except it is certified,,
Forum: RV-15 08-11-2021, 12:29 PM
Replies: 242
Views: 48,255
Posted By Jaypratt
Right In the middle!

Bulls Eye!!!
Scott,,

Exactly what I’m hoping for. A C170. Sized,,, 1400 lb empty. 180-220 hp. Struts,, big baggage door, extended baggage,,,, C180 rudder, C180 rudder,, it’ll look similar. ;-)...
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-20-2021, 07:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,158
Posted By Jaypratt
Come get one

I bought an extra, Iíll give it to you if you come by,,,, or see me some where
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-18-2021, 09:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,158
Posted By Jaypratt
N6YH

Iíve had that # reserved since early 2000
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-16-2021, 10:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,158
Posted By Jaypratt
Carlos!

Carlos, you are the man. Pictures from F Book. Cool.
Thank You.
I got a customers 14a going, it’s well along. Doing baffling and wiring, should fly this fall.
Only have a few flights on my...
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-16-2021, 04:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,158
Posted By Jaypratt
The new Borrowed Horse

My new RV8 has flown. July 12, 2021…No Runs, No Drips, No Errors!!!

July 12 is a milestone,, for me.
My RV6 flew same day, July 12, 2000.
Danny Kings Beautiful Doll first flight was July 12,...
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-16-2021, 04:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,777
Posted By Jaypratt
Egress

Some folks modify the front seat rest with an a frame similar to the RV4 . Visualize an A welded to the seat rest. It gives more leverage to the passengers guess.
I hope the 15 comes out soon! ...
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-11-2021, 07:08 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,492
Posted By Jaypratt
Gear Leg Fairings

What are you doing about gear leg fairingsngs? Buying? From who? Or making them?
Forum: My RV Build Project 06-04-2021, 07:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,194
Posted By Jaypratt
Finish

Suggest finishing wings, including lights, tips, and wing root farings.
Wires can be run later if you have conduit, or snap bushings...
Forum: Midwest 05-17-2021, 08:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,340
Posted By Jaypratt
You build it

You build it and we will come there
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-03-2021, 07:28 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,923
Posted By Jaypratt
Time to build

QB =1,000 hours
Standard kit =2,000
I have built 18 or more RV8 s
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-18-2021, 07:46 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,856
Posted By Jaypratt
Baffling

Installing Baffling on new RV8. Borrowed Horse
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-12-2021, 09:08 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,692
Posted By Jaypratt
N1DK

Turbo,,, is that your King Air?
That N# has been on aí fewí airplanes,,,
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-07-2021, 07:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,807
Posted By Jaypratt
Fit?

I would like to know if the Aero Canopy fits any better than the Vanís standard issue?
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 01-01-2021, 01:11 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 18,017
Posted By Jaypratt
RV15

My thought on the ideal Bush plane is the Cessna 180. I have owned one since 2009. That said,,,,,
The C172 is probably the most successful airplane ever. If I was the most successful kit company in...
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 01-01-2021, 08:46 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 18,017
Posted By Jaypratt
2021. RV15?

Happy New Year everyone!
I hope we get lots of blue sky flying days in 2021.
Also I hope to finish and fly my third RV8 this year. 2020 found me without an RV to fly. It was a long year,,,,,,
In...
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-04-2020, 05:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,337
Posted By Jaypratt
Luke,

Thanks for the picture,,,, looks like it will work.
Iíll know as soon as my fuselage gets out of paint shop jail
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-04-2020, 09:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,337
Posted By Jaypratt
RV8 engine ?

RV8 engine mount question.

My new engine O-360 A1A. Has a rear facing oil filter
The other 15 or so,, RV8s Iíve built,,,,, their engines came came with an oil filter angled to the side about...
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-04-2020, 09:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,455
Posted By Jaypratt
RV8 engine ?

sorry,, wrong place,, original will not delete
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-17-2020, 09:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,759
Posted By Jaypratt
Welcome Kelsey

I think she will have an easy time marketing the 15! It will jump off the sand bar.
The company wonít be able to produce enough kits to satisfy the market for years to come.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-07-2020, 12:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,333
Posted By Jaypratt
$100

Mechanics around DFW get $70- 100 per hour .
Fly out spend over night ,,,? Your looking at 2 days pay ,, minimum...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-07-2020, 09:27 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 10,546
Posted By Jaypratt
Like it

Very nice.. hope you can market it
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-30-2020, 08:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 9,574
Posted By Jaypratt
Heller Bottom ,, Several times

I have landed Heller Bottom several times. The road out was not there. Washed out. Like completely gone. Has it been restored in the last year? I did not go to Heller this year.
Forum: RV-4 08-26-2020, 07:27 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 11,567
Posted By Jaypratt
Tail wheel?

I had 1800 hours in 172 and a V tail Bonanza.
I taught my self tail wheel. After building a RV6. In 1996, I taxied the plane several hours before flying. Easy airplanes ...
Since that first Tail...
Forum: Aircraft Camping 08-19-2020, 07:41 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 31,295
Posted By Jaypratt
Too bad,,,,

Too bad that other states don’t offer these out door experience opportunities.
Texas has two airports in State parks,,, one is closed. I have written and told them they are missing all the airplane...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-03-2020, 07:29 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 21,137
Posted By Jaypratt
Work!

Right,,, Iím hopping to fly my New RV8 to Oshkosh 2021. Better get moving...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-02-2020, 09:32 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 21,137
Posted By Jaypratt
Roy and Sandy

How do you know Roy and Sandy? They must live on their boat ? Do they a charter their boat to other couples?
Forum: Trip Write-ups 07-31-2020, 06:57 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 21,137
Posted By Jaypratt
Nice trip!

Looks cold but fun! Thanks for sharing. That dingy looks too small for 4 adults.
Tippy dingys can get you wet
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-14-2020, 06:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,556
Posted By Jaypratt
#s

I have had N6YH reserved 22 years. Almost lost it when the renewal was lost mail.
Steve, knows that over 50 RV kits have been completed in my shop. I don?t do much else except fly, and build RV...
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-13-2020, 08:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,556
Posted By Jaypratt
BorrowedHorse

RV Central News!

My 2007 RV8 ?Borrowed Horse? has been gone for a year now. After 750 hours of pure fun flying, I still miss having that plane. So,,,,
I am building again. I found a...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 04-23-2020, 07:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,834
Posted By Jaypratt
Nice

Thanks for the read! Good one!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-06-2020, 07:17 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,375
Posted By Jaypratt
Keep on!

Doug,

Keep On Keeping On!!
Great site, your have helped so many enjoy their building experience. And provided a clearing house for flyers to connect!
Love the kid up dates. She is...
Forum: Texas (North) 03-05-2020, 07:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,915
Posted By Jaypratt
Free!

If it?s free, it?s for me!

William,

come to Hicks T67. #584
RVCentral46@gmail.
817-27one-zero59four
I?ll give you a tour of my shop, show you the tools of the trade.

Hope to see you soon
Forum: ADS-B 02-20-2020, 11:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,810
Posted By Jaypratt
Static

The USB ports I installed cost $20. From Amazon look good, they have a Voltage led read out.
Sporty’s has USB charging ports for $350! That’s a little hard to take.
I’m thinking powering my $20...
Forum: ADS-B 02-20-2020, 06:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,810
Posted By Jaypratt
Static

Any ideas on how to filter out static?
I installed a USB charging plug . The Scout ADSB, or I phone, when plugged in, creates static ,,, sounds like a hiss very loud. Similar to squelch on the com...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-10-2020, 07:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,541
Posted By Jaypratt
February 6, 2020

February 6,2020
RV Central finished another RV14
Mel certified the plane
Jay Pratt did the first flight. February 7, 2020. No runs no drips, no errors.
Flew again Saturday, the sky was crowded, ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-09-2020, 07:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,679
Posted By Jaypratt
Neighbor

My neighbors teenage son did major damage to his F33 Bonanza with his car. His car insurance did not want to cover that large amount.
He hit the airplane in his dads hanger. The dad had lots of...
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