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Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 05-07-2021, 01:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 788
Posted By goatflieg
Beautiful. Can't wait until I can get some...

Beautiful. Can't wait until I can get some air-to-air photos of my plane.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-04-2021, 01:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 499
Posted By goatflieg
As an RV-8 builder who bought the engine in 2018,...

As an RV-8 builder who bought the engine in 2018, hung it in 2019 and removed it on Xmas 2020 because of the crankshaft AD, I can offer a few suggestions. There are two conflicting aspects of engine...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-03-2021, 05:41 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 412
Posted By goatflieg
Can't blame you for the frequent urges to go...

Can't blame you for the frequent urges to go home; I would have felt the same. Bet you slept much better than you would have. Yes. Good friends. I did what I could... I limited and removed...
Forum: My RV Build Project 05-02-2021, 08:03 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 78,248
Posted By goatflieg
Latest blogspot entry is up; see link in...

Latest blogspot entry is up; see link in signature below. Four months distilled down to a surprisingly manageable length, considering the continuing chaos consuming my life. Here's the obligatory...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-29-2021, 12:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,109
Posted By goatflieg
Bookmarked. Thanks for sharing.

Bookmarked. Thanks for sharing.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-25-2021, 03:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,880
Posted By goatflieg
Continued work on wheel fairings... along with...

Continued work on wheel fairings... along with moving parts to the hangar, cleaning the hangar and detached garage, and a lot of other chores and distractions. Starting to work on the RVBits lower...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic 04-23-2021, 05:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 532
Posted By goatflieg
I'm the exact same size and weight. Before...

I'm the exact same size and weight. Before ordering my -8 kit, I sat in Van's demonstrator and it was a perfect fit. I expected that, because Van's designed the RV-8 for guys our size. I haven't...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-19-2021, 08:35 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 49,117
Posted By goatflieg
I delivered my engine to Tulsa last Thursday,...

I delivered my engine to Tulsa last Thursday, discussed the issues with Rhonda, Monty and Allen and had lunch with Monty and Allen... good...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-11-2021, 08:26 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,055
Posted By goatflieg
Worked on wheel fairings (why doesn't Van's call...

Worked on wheel fairings (why doesn't Van's call them wheel pants?). Still lots of work to do... but the rivet and screw holes are where they should be and the fairings are straight and...
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-11-2021, 07:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 849
Posted By goatflieg
I was scheduled with Bruce last September but I...

I was scheduled with Bruce last September but I cancelled when I realized my RV-8 would not be ready to fly. Bruce recommends that you train right after your plane becomes airworthy, so I'm...
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-10-2021, 01:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 399
Posted By goatflieg
I mounted two; a larger one on the front seatback...

I mounted two; a larger one on the front seatback and a smaller one on the right...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-29-2021, 02:15 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,871
Posted By goatflieg
Continued chipping away between monumental...

Continued chipping away between monumental distractions. Finished initial prep work during the weekend and got the first coat of primer on the windscreen molding this...
Forum: Midwest 03-17-2021, 05:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 440
Posted By goatflieg
I have a couple of friends at PTK who are flying...

I have a couple of friends at PTK who are flying RV-10s. PM me and I'll see if I can arrange it for you.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 03-16-2021, 05:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,675
Posted By goatflieg
It was the perfect angle, wasn't it? Excellent...

It was the perfect angle, wasn't it? Excellent shot! I'd have a framed enlargement made of that one. Always a cool feeling seeing this paint scheme and having it remind me of flying in the actual...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-14-2021, 10:32 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,079
Posted By goatflieg
Continued slogging away, sanding the windscreen...

Continued slogging away, sanding the windscreen molding. Removed the fuselage masking temporarily to feather the epoxy edge. I wish I could say I enjoyed this work, but I don't... I mean, I really...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-13-2021, 07:39 AM
Replies: 228
Views: 49,117
Posted By goatflieg
If Superior is confident in their AMOC and is...

If Superior is confident in their AMOC and is willing to resell the reground cranks, then they should carry the same value as any other airworthy crank. I'm not thrilled with the line of thinking...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-02-2021, 09:11 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 49,117
Posted By goatflieg
I have a slightly different and somewhat more...

I have a slightly different and somewhat more hopeful update.
I sent a short email this morning to Bill Ross and Rhonda at Barrett: "Any further updates? Still hoping to set up a timeline..." Later...
Forum: Virtual Hangar 03-01-2021, 12:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,910
Posted By goatflieg
Nice synopsis... and the thanks go both ways. ...

Nice synopsis... and the thanks go both ways. Thanks for all your help and encouragement as I trudge, slowly, with a limp, towards the finish line.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-22-2021, 09:02 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 49,117
Posted By goatflieg
I've received no further news since my last post....

I've received no further news since my last post. I'm assuming that the AMOC has been submitted by now; they expected to submit it very soon after my last post.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 02-22-2021, 12:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,144
Posted By goatflieg
Funny... Being on tall open structures can scare...

Funny... Being on tall open structures can scare me, but not flying. When the air is holding you up, it's a whole new ball game!
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 02-21-2021, 01:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,144
Posted By goatflieg
Breathtaking is the perfect word... especially...

Breathtaking is the perfect word... especially when walking along a stainless steel catwalk that you can see through... and look straight down... 800 feet!
(Why am I telling you? I'm telling...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-21-2021, 03:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,847
Posted By goatflieg
After a few days of dealing with snow, car...

After a few days of dealing with snow, car issues, ice dams and roof leaks, I finally got a chance to lay down the first two layers of fiberglass pre-preg for my windscreen molding.
If the weather...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 02-20-2021, 11:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,144
Posted By goatflieg
This was the perfect way to start my morning...

This was the perfect way to start my morning before going to work on my RV-8. You already know about my love for the Bay Area, my old stomping grounds. Every time I see a view of San Francisco that...
Forum: Midwest 02-16-2021, 07:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,187
Posted By goatflieg
I paid my my use tax right after registration. ...

I paid my my use tax right after registration. It was a hefty chunk... some builders have gotten away with paying theirs early, before they bought their engine and avionics... but I have a motto:...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-16-2021, 12:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 792
Posted By goatflieg
I've wondered the same thing... thought of trying...

I've wondered the same thing... thought of trying to modify my jackpoints for the purpose, but I'm sure they weren't designed for those stresses. Like your photo, watching the Canadian Historical...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-11-2021, 11:06 AM
Replies: 228
Views: 49,117
Posted By goatflieg
Sounds like a plan! Will do!

Sounds like a plan! Will do!
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-11-2021, 11:03 AM
Replies: 228
Views: 49,117
Posted By goatflieg
It's my understanding that it's not really...

It's my understanding that it's not really milling; it's polishing off the white layer of iron nitride which is brittle and causing the potential stress cracks. Not sure how much material is being...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-10-2021, 06:00 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 49,117
Posted By goatflieg
Further news from Rhonda at Barrett; we're...

Further news from Rhonda at Barrett; we're starting to put a plan together and I know roughly what it will cost me in labor... and it's not cheap. But the good news is that they'll strip it, rebuild...
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-09-2021, 08:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,125
Posted By goatflieg
This is how I did it. The location is just on...

This is how I did it. The location is just on the outside of the rib by the access cover for the bellcrank. Instead of using a skin doubler I made an aft end brace to help support the mast more...
Forum: RV-14 02-09-2021, 01:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,728
Posted By goatflieg
You may have already seen my Oil Door Test...

You may have already seen my Oil Door Test video... but in case you haven't, here's a link. I went with the aftermarket sprung hinge and Skybolt fasteners.
https://youtu.be/fdoIFG725Cs
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-09-2021, 12:57 AM
Replies: 228
Views: 49,117
Posted By goatflieg
I also emailed Bill Ross 2/8 and received the...

I also emailed Bill Ross 2/8 and received the same information within hours. It looks like parts are covered; labor is not. Glad the crank rework will happen in Tulsa, as that will be local to...
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-04-2021, 03:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,938
Posted By goatflieg
Scott Chastain has a thread here somewhere about...

Scott Chastain has a thread here somewhere about repairing is -8 canopy.
Forum: Tools 02-03-2021, 01:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,054
Posted By goatflieg
I put them in little plastic storage bins I got...

I put them in little plastic storage bins I got from the grocery store. Labeled the bins, separated them into flush and round head groups and arranged each group by size. Small batches of special...
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-02-2021, 07:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,379
Posted By goatflieg
RV-8 windscreen fiberglass molding layup: one worker or two?

Preparing to lay down the fiberglass around my windscreen. I've had training from Synergy Air and EAA Sportair workshops and built several practice projects, so I feel mentally prepared to do the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-31-2021, 12:58 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,160
Posted By goatflieg
Doing my time in canopy jail

Just floxing, masking, sanding down flox and smoothing skirt sides. Still a long way to go... but every hour in the shop is another hour up the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-31-2021, 12:47 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 34,797
Posted By goatflieg
I dispute the last two words of your post... "I...

I dispute the last two words of your post... "I think". Try "I imagine"... ;)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-19-2021, 03:31 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,669
Posted By goatflieg
Lots of depressing distractions so far this...

Lots of depressing distractions so far this month; only managing 1-2 hrs. in shop per day. Yesterday afternoon I carried a beer out to the shop, sat in my "Designated Happy Place" chair and just...
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-07-2021, 01:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,046
Posted By goatflieg
For those of you who used felt, what adhesive did...

For those of you who used felt, what adhesive did you use? I'm assuming contact cement; looking for specific recommendations.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-07-2021, 11:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,028
Posted By goatflieg
An interesting thread for me, having just removed...

An interesting thread for me, having just removed my engine from its mount for the first time due to the crankshaft AD. I had to follow the same procedure of unscrewing the bolts to release them,...
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-06-2021, 01:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,046
Posted By goatflieg
Wow... glad I read this now, as I was just...

Wow... glad I read this now, as I was just planning to paint the interior surfaces of my skirts before riveting them on. Thanks Paul! (for the millionth time)
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 01-01-2021, 10:48 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,195
Posted By goatflieg
Happy New Year Jay! Your post helped remind me,...

Happy New Year Jay! Your post helped remind me, so I made my donation today. Always nice to be able to update my donation year in my signature. Glad to be here... glad we're all here. As I just...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 12-30-2020, 10:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,724
Posted By goatflieg
Duly noted, as the wheel pant fabrication is...

Duly noted, as the wheel pant fabrication is approaching and I have two of those very dollies in my garage. Thanks for the tip!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-27-2020, 09:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,754
Posted By goatflieg
On Christmas Day I finished all disconnecting...

On Christmas Day I finished all disconnecting duties and, with the assistance of my brother-in-law Dave, I removed the engine and set it in its rolling table foam nest. After cleaning up the shop, I...
Forum: My RV Build Project 12-27-2020, 06:37 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 78,248
Posted By goatflieg
Latest RV-8 blogspot blog is posted; see link in...

Latest RV-8 blogspot blog is posted; see link in signature below. A bizarre ending to a rough year... but much progress was made overall, so that's good. Here's the obligatory teaser...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-27-2020, 06:27 AM
Replies: 228
Views: 49,117
Posted By goatflieg
My DAR explained it thusly: If my aircraft had...

My DAR explained it thusly: If my aircraft had already been certified airworthy, technically "the AD is not applicable". But since my aircraft has not yet been certified as airworthy, he his...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-22-2020, 09:49 AM
Replies: 228
Views: 49,117
Posted By goatflieg
News from Barrett

Called Rhonda this morning after reading the latest posts here. Since I contacted her early as this situation unfolded, she confirmed it would be wise for me to get the engine ready to get back to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-22-2020, 08:41 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,824
Posted By goatflieg
Bill, thanks so much for sharing these videos! I...

Bill, thanks so much for sharing these videos! I learned to fly at PAO back in the '80s and flew all around the Bay Area until I moved to NorCal in 2000. When I moved back to Michigan in 2008 and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-20-2020, 09:30 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,824
Posted By goatflieg
I want to apologize for starting this thread with...

I want to apologize for starting this thread with such a depressing post. As builders, sometimes our world can be so wonderful... at other times it can be devastating. All of life is like this. I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-20-2020, 09:14 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,824
Posted By goatflieg
What did I do with my RV this weekend, you ask? ...

What did I do with my RV this weekend, you ask? Well, since you asked, I guess I'll tell you. I'm getting ready to do the hardest thing I've ever had to do on this build... actually, one of the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-18-2020, 01:24 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 49,117
Posted By goatflieg
Stress does strange things to your mind......

Stress does strange things to your mind... especially when, for the moment, you can't bring yourself to do anything else. Only twenty seconds long... but very...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-14-2020, 01:25 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 49,117
Posted By goatflieg
This website has helped in so many ways in the...

This website has helped in so many ways in the past... but nothing compares to the help and encouragement gained by hearing the stories of others who have faced and overcome such mounumental...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-14-2020, 07:32 AM
Replies: 228
Views: 49,117
Posted By goatflieg
I just spoke with my DAR and with Rhonda at...

I just spoke with my DAR and with Rhonda at Barrett. Here's what I know so far: Because my aircraft has not yet received an airworthiness certificate, I am bound by the AD to get the crankshaft...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-13-2020, 01:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,291
Posted By goatflieg
See previous thread on this subject. It's been...

See previous thread on this subject. It's been proposed for a long time and just hit the fan, as it were. Yes, I'm affected. https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?t=189895
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-13-2020, 12:38 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 49,117
Posted By goatflieg
You got that right. I went to the airport and...

You got that right. I went to the airport and worked on the sim... didn't help much. Pacing the house (and the internet) like a caged animal right now. At least it's technically not a problem...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-13-2020, 08:13 AM
Replies: 228
Views: 49,117
Posted By goatflieg
I am beyond devastated. I did research, and...

I am beyond devastated. I did research, and according to part numbers and serial numbers, my crankshaft is one of the bad ones. My Barrett-built $30K engine with only 45 minutes of dyno time has to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-06-2020, 07:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,557
Posted By goatflieg
Making more progress on the wing...

Making more progress on the wing...
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-05-2020, 06:47 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 925
Posted By goatflieg
Looking forward to rescheduling my time with him...

Looking forward to rescheduling my time with him in spring/summer 2021.
Forum: My RV Build Project 12-04-2020, 10:22 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 78,248
Posted By goatflieg
Agreed... and they're on my wish list. But I'm...

Agreed... and they're on my wish list. But I'm at the point in the build where the amount of money I've spent on it is getting alarming... and I'm trying not to buy things until I really need them. ...
Forum: My RV Build Project 12-04-2020, 07:36 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 78,248
Posted By goatflieg
Hiking up my skirt again...

After cutting openings for the landing/taxi lights in the wing tips, the shop was filled with the acrid smell caused by trimming fiberglass. I thought I'd air out the shop so I opened the garage...
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-24-2020, 02:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,693
Posted By goatflieg
My 2015 quickbuild kit has the correct hardware...

My 2015 quickbuild kit has the correct hardware installed. I thought it would.. but... whew.
Forum: My RV Build Project 11-24-2020, 09:02 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 78,248
Posted By goatflieg
For me, it's very true that often in life, you...

For me, it's very true that often in life, you have to laugh to keep from crying. Especially this year. This morning I was pondering what music playlist would be good for our small Thanksgiving...
Forum: RV-14 11-22-2020, 12:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,146
Posted By goatflieg
Time for me to check in with similar questions. ...

Time for me to check in with similar questions. My wings are in the cradle and I'd like to get as much wing tip finishing done as possible before painting and final assembly. I've already drilled...
Forum: My RV Build Project 11-20-2020, 09:51 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 78,248
Posted By goatflieg
Yeah, that was the idea... but it was a joke...

Yeah, that was the idea... but it was a joke photo. I included more "joke photos" in the post... some of which I can't share here. ;)
Forum: My RV Build Project 11-20-2020, 10:30 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 78,248
Posted By goatflieg
Latest blogspot blog is up; see link in...

Latest blogspot blog is up; see link in signature. Crawling continues toward completion and some milestones met... with a little help from my friends. Here's the teaser...
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