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Forum: Southeast 05-07-2013, 06:57 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,803
Posted By pilotjt
FFC Fly In

Thanks for the invite Mark. I wish we could have made it in, but the weather had other plans.... Please keep us posted on future events.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 10-15-2012, 07:41 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 15,575
Posted By pilotjt
Wow

Gorgeous Pics Bob! Kudos to the photographer as well...
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-28-2012, 09:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,254
Posted By pilotjt
Good Job!

Congrats Wade. Nice 8!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-23-2012, 10:07 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 14,138
Posted By pilotjt
Think again...

That Franklin at Oshkosh wasn't fuel injected, nor does it have half the custom details of this 8....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-22-2012, 09:59 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 14,138
Posted By pilotjt
Oh, I forgot to Mention...

N8RV, Great Catch!

I forgot to mention Jeff has a custom Aux tank built into the the aft baggage compartment. He has a little door, similar to a car, on the side of the fuselage for fueling it. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-22-2012, 09:45 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 14,138
Posted By pilotjt
One of a Kind- Fuel Injected Franklin RV-8

Hi Guys, A friend of mine, Jeff Johnson, has been building a true, one of a kind, Franklin powered RV8 for some time now. I know there has been some interest on this subject, so here are a few...
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-15-2012, 11:42 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 14,790
Posted By pilotjt
Wow !!!

Congratulations Bastien!

That is one incredible machine you have there. The paint job is outstanding with an enormous attention to detail. I have enjoyed our conversations over the web and wish...
Forum: RV-10 07-10-2012, 08:26 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,467
Posted By pilotjt
Nice Job!

Congrats Brian and Brandi. I look forward to meeting you guys soon...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 05-02-2012, 06:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,826
Posted By pilotjt
Thanks!

Thanks again everyone. I really appreciate the support and feedback.

Brent, we will definitely have to meet up in the near future... Your site is still an inspiration for me.

Scott, you're welcome....
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 05-02-2012, 05:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,826
Posted By pilotjt
Mark, I'll be gone on a long trip, but I...

Mark, I'll be gone on a long trip, but I appreciate the offer. I look forward to visiting the Squadron in the near future, maybe Julyish. Thanks!
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 04-30-2012, 04:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,826
Posted By pilotjt
The First Flight of N110JT..Oh, How Sweet It Is!

http://i48.tinypic.com/296nno2.jpg
http://i47.tinypic.com/2uz9mdz.jpg
http://i48.tinypic.com/e9aqde.jpg
http://i49.tinypic.com/nxtfso.jpg

Video herehttp://youtu.be/YsFV-GWnrdQ

Thank You Doug and...
Forum: RV-1 02-20-2012, 07:58 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 41,142
Posted By pilotjt
Talking Nice Job!

Congrats to everyone invloved in the project.

It was cool to see the RV1 while visiting Jay Pratt last week. I did happen to notice a few high profile RV autographs on the baffling...

Keep Up the...
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-31-2011, 09:59 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 9,929
Posted By pilotjt
Impressive...

Mike,

That is truly impressive! Thanks for posting the step by step pictures. I can definitely appreciate the time and work you put into that repair and mod.
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-31-2011, 09:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,122
Posted By pilotjt
Cherry Rivets on Top Skin

Burke,

When necessary, I used Cherry CR3214-4-04 rivets along the edge of the top/side fwd skin. They are the perfect solution. They have a -4 diameter with the head of a -3 rivet. I found them...
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-27-2011, 06:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,433
Posted By pilotjt
Awesomeness

Ronald,
That is one sweet looking ride! Judging by the prop and motor, it's Bad Arse too! Congrats!
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 12-27-2011, 06:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,467
Posted By pilotjt
Nice Work!

Congrats Alfonso! Very nice airplane you have there.... I'm enjoying your website and videos as well. Keep it coming!
Forum: RV-10 12-17-2011, 09:06 AM
Replies: 814
Views: 667,718
Posted By pilotjt
Looking Good Guys!

Keep up the good work! I'll keep an eye on your progress...
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-15-2011, 08:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,716
Posted By pilotjt
Thanks Dennis. I'll be in touch with you, Jeff,...

Thanks Dennis. I'll be in touch with you, Jeff, and Cary soon!
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-15-2011, 08:01 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,716
Posted By pilotjt
Thanks!

Thanks Guys! It's getting very hard to sleep at night....

Jerry- I asked Gordon who I needed to thank for the trailer, but he wasn't sure. It sounds like you are the Man, so Thanks a Ton! Without...
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-14-2011, 08:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,716
Posted By pilotjt
The Birthing of our RV-8!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sBR779PwiX8&context=C24097ADOEgsToPDskKlWqZHR51dPDcfUdcjmrwd

Thanks for all of the support guys!
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-19-2011, 03:00 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,633
Posted By pilotjt
FWF Pics

Hi Wardo,

I have some that might help. Go to my blog and click on the FWF label.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-12-2011, 07:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,381
Posted By pilotjt
Congrats!

Awesome Job Brent! Let us know how the first flight goes....
Forum: Virtual Hangar 08-08-2011, 07:03 AM
Replies: 219
Views: 111,520
Posted By pilotjt
Finished!

Congrats Brian! That's one amazing looking airplane...
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-28-2011, 05:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,838
Posted By pilotjt
Canopy Skirts

Nemo,

I may have some pics to ease your pain. Look under the canopy label of my blog. I ended up overlapping the skirts and riveting the two together. I then glassed over the seam and cut the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-12-2011, 01:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,161
Posted By pilotjt
Milestone complete!

Congrats on the move Kent!
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-14-2011, 05:49 PM
Replies: 869
Views: 1,134,770
Posted By pilotjt
Finished 8's

Very Nice John and DB8! Great looking planes! I hope to join your ranks in the fall.
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-02-2011, 06:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,378
Posted By pilotjt
Canopy Block

Burke,

I have some pics you may be interested in.
Click the canopy label, Bottom right side of my blog. Go to the oldest pics first and work your way forward. Hope this helps!
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-02-2011, 12:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,184
Posted By pilotjt
Keep Truckin'

Keep at it Bird... I'm nearing completion and will be doing the BIG MOVE to the airport soon. Also, I may have a few tips that might help you along the way. Check out my blog/website.
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-27-2011, 07:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,536
Posted By pilotjt
Gap Clearance

Hi Ron,

There isn't a set gap limit, but I would think anything up to 3/8" would be fine. I have about 1/4" gap on my 8 with a 2 1/2 wide metal bezel going over the top. It seals up nicely when...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-26-2011, 06:29 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 52,727
Posted By pilotjt
Very nice work Rudi! Congrats!

Very nice work Rudi! Congrats!
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-20-2011, 08:26 PM
Replies: 948
Views: 751,115
Posted By pilotjt
RV8 Finishing

Looking Good Tim!
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-04-2011, 07:47 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,219
Posted By pilotjt
Nice!

Congrats Dave! That is one slick ride.
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-18-2011, 07:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,427
Posted By pilotjt
Another Option Tony...

There are a few metal bezel covers out there. Here's mine. Got it from Stein Air. He had two different types at the time.

http://i54.tinypic.com/vfa2c8.jpg


BTW- Nice work Dan. I look forward to...
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-03-2011, 08:46 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,072
Posted By pilotjt
First Flight

Congrats Craig! Nice job.
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-12-2010, 05:35 AM
Replies: 948
Views: 751,115
Posted By pilotjt
Awesome!

Very nice Dan! Congrats! That is one sweet looking ride. I look forward to seeing it in person soon...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-17-2010, 06:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,818
Posted By pilotjt
Great idea Dan..

I'm looking forward to seeing that paint job too...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-11-2010, 09:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,121
Posted By pilotjt
Thumbs up Congrats Luke!

That's a fine looking ride. Nice job!
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-18-2010, 03:43 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 13,265
Posted By pilotjt
Here's another option...

I went with the rod bower latch... It's a little more expensive, but it's a clean looking aternative. http://www.ramairforhomebuilts.com/rvtaxilatch.html
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-08-2010, 08:34 AM
Replies: 731
Views: 832,842
Posted By pilotjt
Nice Jim. Veeeeery Nice!

Nice Jim. Veeeeery Nice!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-08-2010, 08:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,733
Posted By pilotjt
1st flight

Congrats Dave! Looks Sweet.
Forum: Southeast 06-05-2010, 12:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,119
Posted By pilotjt
Sure...

Brian,
Click on my blog link, then scroll down to the labels section(Bottom Right). Click on the Empennage link. All of the pics were taken at the week long class. Click on the pics to zoom in,...
Forum: Southeast 06-05-2010, 09:54 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,119
Posted By pilotjt
Tip for building an RV...

Hi Brian, Welcome to da club...
If I were to offer any advice to a new builder, it would be to take the RV Tail Assembly Class at Alexander Tech, in Griffin,Ga. It would give you a Huge leap...
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-31-2010, 06:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,285
Posted By pilotjt
1st Flight

Congrats Carl!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-31-2010, 06:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,263
Posted By pilotjt
1st Flight

Congrats Craig! That's one sweet looking bird.
Forum: Southeast 05-06-2010, 07:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,759
Posted By pilotjt
Get a bandsaw...

Yep, You will be very happy to have made a bandsaw purchase in the future. You can get one for $100@ home depot. Check Harbor Freight as well. Frankly, I consider it a "Must Have" tool for...
Forum: Southeast 04-01-2010, 08:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,446
Posted By pilotjt
Thanks for posting Kyle

I'll see you guys up there on Sat.....
Forum: Southeast 03-25-2010, 04:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,844
Posted By pilotjt
Fly In

Thanks for the invite Vern. I will do my best to make it! I look forward to viewing your new RV10 that Walter has told me all about...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-22-2010, 06:49 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,561
Posted By pilotjt
Congrats Dude!

Congrats on the first flight Brian. As others have stated, I have enjoyed your past posts and reads. Now go Live It UP!:D
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-19-2010, 07:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,860
Posted By pilotjt
"begin training a pet chimp" lol! that is too...

"begin training a pet chimp" lol! that is too funny tinman...still laughing:p
Forum: Southeast 02-27-2010, 08:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,803
Posted By pilotjt
Thumbs up Taylorsville, GA Pig Cook 2010

Count me in as well..... Thanks Jeff!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-18-2010, 08:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,645
Posted By pilotjt
You should build one...

Randy,
You should just build one. I have the step by step on my web log, see below(look under my Mods label). This is my cover before being covered. It will have a stick boot over the center hole....
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-13-2010, 06:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,136
Posted By pilotjt
Nut Plate Rivets...

Here ya go Bob. These are great when you have a tight spot...
There are many suppliers out there.. A normal pull riveter is fine for these too.


Cherry? Pull Through Nut Plate Rivet
Cherry? Nut...
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-12-2010, 09:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,136
Posted By pilotjt
6 Emp Holes

I didn't cs the six holes... I just drilled them out w/a #27 drill for #6 screws. I then used a #6 nutplate jig to drill out the nutplate attach holes and cs/or dimple them. Once everything was...
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-30-2009, 08:38 PM
Replies: 948
Views: 751,115
Posted By pilotjt
Thumbs up Geez Dan.... Just plain ole' Awesome! Nice...

Geez Dan.... Just plain ole' Awesome! Nice meeting you at the Rhodes/Taylorsville Fly-In BTW..
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-09-2009, 08:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 11,912
Posted By pilotjt
Thumbs up Very Nice!

Deene, That is one SWEET ride! Congrats!

Can we get some interior shots? Panel?
Forum: Trip Write-ups 11-02-2009, 08:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 7,023
Posted By pilotjt
Nice Pics!

Those are some great shots Rudi. It looks like you had a great time.
Forum: Southeast 10-23-2009, 07:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,667
Posted By pilotjt
Smile Fly - In

Jeff,

I will be driving out with the family if the weather is nice. We will be happy to bring a side dish. What time is lunch? Thanks!
Forum: Southeast 09-15-2009, 07:38 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,305
Posted By pilotjt
We will be there!

I'm bringing the entire family. We are driving up Sat morning and staying in Gville for the night. I hope to see all of you there!:)
Forum: Southeast 08-28-2009, 08:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,465
Posted By pilotjt
Triple Tree Fly-IN

I'll be there. Looking forward to it!
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-25-2009, 09:52 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 25,588
Posted By pilotjt
Congrats Don!

Nice Job! I hope to join your rank next spring....:)
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-24-2009, 09:49 AM
Replies: 948
Views: 751,115
Posted By pilotjt
Smile Thanks Guys!

Dan, your fiberglass work is second to none...
I've learned a lot about fiberglass from your past post. I look forward to getting my "Holey Cowl" fitted and installed soon.
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-23-2009, 02:38 PM
Replies: 948
Views: 751,115
Posted By pilotjt
Smile She's on her Gear!

http://i32.tinypic.com/29ygkrl.jpg

The kids help me celebrate before heading to the pool.
Now, time to get that panel done and shop for an engine!

-JT
Forum: Southeast 01-13-2009, 07:47 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,280
Posted By pilotjt
Stockmar Airport

Yes, It is a very nice runway. Earl did a great job of rejuvenating the old place. Here is the el cheapo website I put together a few years ago before I moved up to the Dallas/Acworth area. The...
Forum: Southeast 10-21-2008, 06:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,720
Posted By pilotjt
Thanks Guys!

It was a great show this weekend. To see the F/A22 in action, up close, was awesome. Now, I have to get back to work on this fuselage.....
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