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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-31-2017, 08:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,087
Posted By N5916R
Keep the YMCA on 20th in mind. They divide up...

Keep the YMCA on 20th in mind. They divide up their indoor soccer field into camping spots. You have access to all the services of the Y (showers and pool and ice hockey rink if you are so...
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-28-2016, 10:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,572
Posted By N5916R
I am the guy Lemmingman said might have an RV8...

I am the guy Lemmingman said might have an RV8 kit for sale. Right now it is a candidate for a wall hanger at Cracker Barrel......and I am drooling over ever Maule I see on Barnstormers. I see you...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-14-2016, 09:03 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 11,523
Posted By N5916R
I have to compliment Vlad again. I nominate him...

I have to compliment Vlad again. I nominate him for the "get out and fly your plane" world champion ambassador of general/experimental aviation.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-06-2016, 04:57 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 13,375
Posted By N5916R
Sport Aviation in late 2007 or early 2008. The...

Sport Aviation in late 2007 or early 2008. The cover was the Rotec powered Pietenpol. Very nice plane, I have seen it several times now at OSH. Originally based on that article I was inspired to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-24-2016, 09:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 9,384
Posted By N5916R
Vlad, it is a silly question given how much you...

Vlad, it is a silly question given how much you fly period, but you don't have a hangar?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-02-2016, 01:11 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,267
Posted By N5916R
~500 hours in the right seat of a regional...

~500 hours in the right seat of a regional jet
Not nearly enough in the Citabria or Cessna 170
One awesome trip to Oshkosh after a 4 year absence. Loved Dirks Bentley!
Bought tools and tail kit for...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-13-2015, 11:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,759
Posted By N5916R
Who has built both an 8 and is working on a 14?

I can't believe it has been a year since I started tooling up. I am coming out of a long nearly 3 months of not working on my project for a NUMBER of reasons. My desire to build an RV-8 has been...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-30-2015, 12:52 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 10,223
Posted By N5916R
When my tool kit came, I pirated bowls from the...

When my tool kit came, I pirated bowls from the kitchen to put my Clecos in. I doubled down on my poor decision making by writing #30 and #40 with a Sharpie. When I repatriated them back to the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-29-2015, 12:24 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 10,223
Posted By N5916R
I am constantly clamping things to the surface of...

I am constantly clamping things to the surface of my workbenches so having carpet on them might make getting a firm hold an issue. I just bought a small-ish kitchen rug from the big box retailer to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-26-2015, 07:48 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 11,814
Posted By N5916R
I am truly jealous. That looks like a NASCAR...

I am truly jealous. That looks like a NASCAR shop!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-29-2015, 10:50 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,622
Posted By N5916R
I actually went back and read the instructions on...

I actually went back and read the instructions on my rivet tool....Cleveland version purchased this year. For mine if the rivet fits the hole but has no play in it, it is set at the minimum.

I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-28-2015, 06:38 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,622
Posted By N5916R
I keep hearing in my head "for the purpose of...

I keep hearing in my head "for the purpose of education and entertainment"....the answer was right there in the diagram DO NOT MEASURE THIS HEIGHT. But the rest is educational. The further I get...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-28-2015, 08:44 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,622
Posted By N5916R
Set rivet diameter and height on dimpled surface

Don't know how to put this into the search function so it has probably been talked about and I just can't find it. Here is the question:

Doing some practice kits again before I start to rivet skins...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-24-2015, 09:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,589
Posted By N5916R
I got two rivets set before I had to head out the...

I got two rivets set before I had to head out the door for work. So far so good.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-21-2015, 10:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,589
Posted By N5916R
Too many primer fumes.....factory head I meant.

Too many primer fumes.....factory head I meant.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-21-2015, 09:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,589
Posted By N5916R
Shop head of the rivet goes on the side with the thinnest metal right?

I am about to start squeezing rivets and this question has been rattling in my head like the ball in a can of primer. The shop head goes no the side with the thinnest metal, unless called out...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-21-2015, 09:39 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,579
Posted By N5916R
25 years and 4 days ago I soloed with 10...

25 years and 4 days ago I soloed with 10 hours.

Now, the stories I could tell you of what is like to sign off a student as a new CFI.......that is stressful. The first guy I signed off had to work...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-13-2015, 10:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,916
Posted By N5916R
I was going to do another airfoil practice kit...

I was going to do another airfoil practice kit for practice before beginning riveting on the HS, so I will experiment with that. Thanks.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-13-2015, 08:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,916
Posted By N5916R
Why final drill after dimpling? Because there...

Why final drill after dimpling? Because there aren't dimple dies to #34?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-13-2015, 08:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,916
Posted By N5916R
Using MK319BS blind rivets on bottom of HS skin

My (RV8) plans have a note on the middle rib of the HS that says optional MK319BS on bottom.

-Assuming you would do this since it is pretty tight to buck rivets in that area, especially on the top...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-25-2015, 12:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,685
Posted By N5916R
Get several practice kits. Van's has airfoil and...

Get several practice kits. Van's has airfoil and toolbox kits. My son and I did a couple of toolboxes and I did a couple of airfoil kits. Cleveland Tools has some neat practice projects as well,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-22-2015, 10:51 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 24,994
Posted By N5916R
I haven't been since 2011. My son and I made a...

I haven't been since 2011. My son and I made a quick trip up and just got back a few hours ago. For me, I loved it all. The biggest thing I can say is going as a builder is a totally different...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-16-2015, 08:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,737
Posted By N5916R
For the sake of simplicity right now, I am going...

For the sake of simplicity right now, I am going to go with a little simpler version. Check out this guy's video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HTXqw-YVQWM




The question I have is it looks...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-15-2015, 10:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,737
Posted By N5916R
Upon much closer inspection, it appears my...

Upon much closer inspection, it appears my flanges need some work. I don't have a table saw so putting that 11 degree cut in a flange tool could be problematic but it looks like a good device to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-15-2015, 02:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,737
Posted By N5916R
Is it possible that I don't have to flute that much?

I am at the steps of preparing the ribs for the HS. I am puttying the ribs on my back rivet plate, which is very flat and pressing on them to see if they are bowed. Several of the ribs seem very...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-15-2015, 07:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,512
Posted By N5916R
Indoor camping at the YMCA off the end of 27. ...

Indoor camping at the YMCA off the end of 27. Showers, air conditioning, very close to the airshow.



http://www.oshkoshymca.org/programs/eaa-camping-2015.html
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-09-2015, 07:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,429
Posted By N5916R
Like you, I dreamed for a long time. Then in...

Like you, I dreamed for a long time.

Then in 2011, I got to ride in an RV at OSH.

I am now almost 6 months into my tail kit. I calculated that it this rate I am on the 20 year plan, but I know...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-22-2015, 03:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,263
Posted By N5916R
I was having a beginners moment. There are two...

I was having a beginners moment. There are two holse on the rear spar and doubler that show drill in final assembly. The are not pre-punched so you can't drill them early. They are there for...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-22-2015, 11:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,263
Posted By N5916R
This maybe should go under "Plan Reading 101" or...

This maybe should go under "Plan Reading 101" or "Attention to Detail 102", but I was out there counting holes on the plan and the pre-punched holes. I am now thinking that the Drill in Final...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-22-2015, 10:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,263
Posted By N5916R
Rookie mistake question

On the HS stab, if I drilled a hole that says Drill In Final assembly, are the parts ruined or do I just move on?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-22-2015, 12:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,035
Posted By N5916R
Wirejock was able to get it to me. Thanks!

Wirejock was able to get it to me. Thanks!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-20-2015, 07:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,035
Posted By N5916R
PM sent....many thanks!

PM sent....many thanks!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-20-2015, 06:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,035
Posted By N5916R
Anyone have a .pdf of the practice kit materials?

It is a long shot I know, but I am going to be on a plane for 3 hours in the morning and that would be good time spent reading. I didn't think that far ahead when I left for this trip to grab mine...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-09-2015, 01:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,928
Posted By N5916R
Got it home last night. Did the break in run...

Got it home last night. Did the break in run this morning. While it was doing its thing, I walked all over the house listening. No worse than the sound of a dryer running. Outside you could...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-08-2015, 01:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,928
Posted By N5916R
Every review says how quiet it is. I was leaning...

Every review says how quiet it is. I was leaning toward the 80 gallon but I have limited space, didn't want to mount it permanently to the floor and I like being able to wheel it over the the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-08-2015, 11:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,928
Posted By N5916R
Air Compressor and accessories

I may buy my air compressor tomorrow. I am going to go with the 30 Gallon 110v from Lowes (they just dropped the price down to $399 recently). What other items do I need to get? I know a hose, but...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-16-2014, 04:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,911
Posted By N5916R
Some questions on temperature control and building footprints for RV-8

To say I am a long time lurker here is an understatement. Pending the results of taxes and bonuses in the next couple of months, it may be possible to begin an RV-8 project. I went through the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-20-2014, 02:28 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 8,854
Posted By N5916R
I have to throw in a plug for the YMCA on 20th...

I have to throw in a plug for the YMCA on 20th Avenue. They divide up their indoor soccer field into camping spaces. It is air conditioned. There are ample, clean shower/bathroom facilities. You...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-14-2013, 08:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,402
Posted By N5916R
I watch...

I watch these:

http://www.alaskafloats.com/links-and-resources/webcam.php

http://alaskaairmen.org/index.php?pagename=web-cam
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-23-2012, 06:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,390
Posted By N5916R
Thanks to all who replied. After I get an IPC I...

Thanks to all who replied. After I get an IPC I am going to look into doing some of this flying. It has always seemed like a good way to give back and keep the skills current at the same time.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-21-2012, 04:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,390
Posted By N5916R
Has anyone done the Angel Flight thing?

All the flying I have done this year has been to accumulate 25 hours in a Citabria. That has been a lot of fun, but I need to do an IPC at some point. I have been thinking a lot about volunteering...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-25-2012, 08:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,538
Posted By N5916R
We went out there a couple of years ago. It is...

We went out there a couple of years ago. It is worth the drive. We got to see the P51 fly as well as a Stearman.
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 02-12-2012, 06:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 13,470
Posted By N5916R
Plan a trip to Northwest Arkansas and visit...

Plan a trip to Northwest Arkansas and visit Crystal Bridges Museum

http://crystalbridges.org/

It has a world class collection and the facilities and setting are awesome.

Also stop by the Walton 5...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-14-2012, 04:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,500
Posted By N5916R
I did my first .9 of tail wheel time last week in...

I did my first .9 of tail wheel time last week in a 20 knot xwind.

We flew yesterday for 1.5 with much more favorable conditions. I waited until we got back in the FBO to say that we had just...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-28-2011, 08:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,350
Posted By N5916R
I am assuming you are talking about the So You...

I am assuming you are talking about the So You Want to Build and RV talk? I attended and it was very good. Here are some of my notes:

Ken presented most of the material
-These are simple aircraft...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-28-2011, 05:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,347
Posted By N5916R
Here is a link to the...

Here is a link to the story.

http://www.pennlive.com/midstate/index.ssf/2011/05/lower_allen_township_mans_base.html
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