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Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 06-20-2021, 08:23 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 679
Posted By ConAgraPilot
Our YouTube Channel

I'd like to share our new YouTube channel documenting our RV adventures. Its new and a work in progress so if you have any suggestions please let us know!

Michael &...
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-20-2021, 11:41 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,356
Posted By ConAgraPilot
Here is my site showing the bolt clips...might...

Here is my site showing the bolt clips...might help ya see.

https://www.rv8-hangar.com/gear-bolt-mod/
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 03-16-2021, 10:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,112
Posted By ConAgraPilot
Yes Iím at UAL on the 73 now in ORD. Live just...

Yes Iím at UAL on the 73 now in ORD. Live just Northwest on an airpark, Poplar Grove(C77).
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 03-16-2021, 10:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,112
Posted By ConAgraPilot
That P-51 is now in Palm Springs. I have spoke to...

That P-51 is now in Palm Springs. I have spoke to them via Instagram and we will do some photos together when ever I make it out there.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 03-15-2021, 07:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,112
Posted By ConAgraPilot
I was photographed!

I was photographed by @airbaer150 (Mike Baer) at C09 the other day and wasn't aware until someone told me!


https://www.rv8-hangar.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/IMG_1456-e1615858144222.jpg
Forum: RV-10 11-18-2020, 07:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,750
Posted By ConAgraPilot
Did my paperwork with the Inspector on 8/4/2020...

Did my paperwork with the Inspector on 8/4/2020 and still no permanent card. I have an email into him but haven't heard back yet.
Michael
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-20-2020, 09:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,613
Posted By ConAgraPilot
Thank you ...and she did, she was running the...

Thank you ...and she did, she was running the hand held taking stats for me! She is the best!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-20-2020, 06:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,613
Posted By ConAgraPilot
It looks like paint in the photo but they are...

It looks like paint in the photo but they are actually BladeSox custom done for my airplane. When you pay this much for a prop I want to protect it with the best...BladeSox!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-20-2020, 06:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,613
Posted By ConAgraPilot
FlightFlix for the camera mounts and GoPro Hero...

FlightFlix for the camera mounts and GoPro Hero 8's(one on tail and one over my right shoulder) and GoPro Max on the wing.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-20-2020, 12:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,613
Posted By ConAgraPilot
N800MF Takes Flight

Yesterday was a special day for two reasons, the first is it was my 50th birthday and the second was it was the day my 7 year, 7 month and 15 day RV-8 slow build took flight. The flight was...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 06-27-2020, 08:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,280
Posted By ConAgraPilot
Brackets

I followed Jason?s lead!

http://www.rv8-hangar.com/fuel-servo-brackets/
Forum: Painting your RV 06-08-2020, 06:08 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 904
Posted By ConAgraPilot
Help with Paint Color

http://www.rv8-hangar.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/4982772951_7d2309ba15.jpg

I?m interested in the red on this RV-8, I have found out it was a Lyle Hefel built RV but can?t find who owns it now....
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-16-2020, 07:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,773
Posted By ConAgraPilot
Yes sorry I did stray from the plans and moved...

Yes sorry I did stray from the plans and moved the battery to the forward baggage area. It would have been tough to get all that in there plus the battery.
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-16-2020, 03:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,773
Posted By ConAgraPilot
I'm building a -8 with that setup, not sure if it...

I'm building a -8 with that setup, not sure if it will help you with a -7. Here is a link to my post on it: http://www.rv8-hangar.com/oil-cooler-installed/

Cheers,
Michael
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-06-2020, 12:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,186
Posted By ConAgraPilot
Hey that's a great blog...but I might be biased! ...

Hey that's a great blog...but I might be biased! Just remember I'm an amateur builder and may not know what I'm doing! ;-)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-18-2019, 02:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,194
Posted By ConAgraPilot
Here is my blog post on these!

http://www.rv8-hangar.com/gear-bolt-mod/
Forum: Reviews 06-05-2019, 03:16 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 852
Posted By ConAgraPilot
Talking Shout out to Hooker Harness!

While installing my front seat crotch strap in my -8 I found it to be a little too long even in it?s shortest length. I made a quick call to Scott at Hooker followed by a short drive to their shop in...
Forum: RV-6/6A 04-24-2019, 07:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,055
Posted By ConAgraPilot
Talking FS: Tail Lynx

Just saw this thread and wanted to add that I happen to have the Tail Lynx new and unused that I'm selling. I just decided to go with the JDAir steering link route instead so I'm selling the Lynx. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-15-2019, 09:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,745
Posted By ConAgraPilot
Thank you for the review, I?m planning on getting...

Thank you for the review, I?m planning on getting a Bogi-Bar as well. I have a friend who has the Transporter II and really likes it. So far there has been no response from them so I guess I?ll stick...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-14-2019, 08:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,745
Posted By ConAgraPilot
?

Is your best friend Dan Perry? or Google? If it?s Google please read my post again.

Michael
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-13-2019, 05:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,745
Posted By ConAgraPilot
Tailwheel Transporter II

Anybody know if the Tailwheel Transporter (Dan Perry) is still being sold? I see that they still advertise here and the website is still up but they have not returned calls or emails. Their website...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-24-2017, 09:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,206
Posted By ConAgraPilot
Thanks Bill

I did get an answer on that front from Hartzell. The "G" moved the prop blades forward 1" due to blades coming in contact with the cowl when using the "C" hub.
Michael
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-24-2017, 07:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,206
Posted By ConAgraPilot
Thanks Jon!

Thats just what I wanted to hear! Getting everyting lined up so when I'm done with the buid school and have the engine I can start rolling!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-24-2017, 06:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,206
Posted By ConAgraPilot
Hartzell Composite BA Question

Hello all,
No luck in the searching I have done regarding my question. So I have ordered my AeroSport Power IO-375 at OSH this year. I wont be able to get the prop until next summer so I will be...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-02-2016, 09:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,683
Posted By ConAgraPilot
Photos

Do any of you guys have photos of splitting the outboard edge along with the trailing edge?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-02-2016, 08:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,683
Posted By ConAgraPilot
Thanks

Thanks for the quick replies, I know that you can fix the up and down with relation to the trailing edge of the aileron by splitting the aft edge. This is more left to right or inboard to outboard. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-02-2016, 07:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,683
Posted By ConAgraPilot
Wing Tip Help

Went to install my RV-8 wingtips after having the flaps/ailerons rigged and aligned. The right wing tip was perfect, however the left tip shows almost 3/4" droop compared to the flaps and ailerons. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-24-2014, 09:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,122
Posted By ConAgraPilot
Talking I'm in!

Email Sent!:D
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 06-12-2014, 03:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,268
Posted By ConAgraPilot
Thanks Bruce, thats what I was hoping!

Thanks Bruce, thats what I was hoping!
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 06-11-2014, 07:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,268
Posted By ConAgraPilot
Thanks Bill, I noticed that they didn't have the...

Thanks Bill, I noticed that they didn't have the E-Mag on their price list and made that assumption.
Michael
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 06-11-2014, 07:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,268
Posted By ConAgraPilot
Thanks for the reply Mark, I didn't think about...

Thanks for the reply Mark, I didn't think about downloading their manual, I'm doing that now. So you went with the switch/breaker(fuse for you) route is the way Im reading that. I have found that...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 06-11-2014, 06:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,268
Posted By ConAgraPilot
E/P Mag & VPX Question

Ok I have finished my wings and the fuselage is ordered. Now I have some downtime to do some future planning. I'm planning on the fuselage build to go fairly fast with the time I will have to work on...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-04-2014, 03:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,565
Posted By ConAgraPilot
Jason your site has been a huge tool for me,...

Jason your site has been a huge tool for me, obviously since I patterned mine after yours!, Im just glad you are back at it!!! :D:D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-04-2014, 03:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,565
Posted By ConAgraPilot
Thanks Andy! I spend way more time building than...

Thanks Andy! I spend way more time building than browsing for sure. I use their sites in the evening to compare and review!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-04-2014, 01:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,565
Posted By ConAgraPilot
Builder's Blog

Ok I'm looking for a short list of some great -8 builders blogs! I have been following several during my emp and wing build, like http://www.jasonbeaver.com/rv7/, http://www.rv7-factory.com and...
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-12-2013, 09:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,221
Posted By ConAgraPilot
Thanks!

Thanks for the replies!! I was just excited to get all the skins on last night and found that there was a little twist and it was very hard to remove it with them on. I think I will remove the skins...
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-11-2013, 08:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,221
Posted By ConAgraPilot
Wing Stand/Twist Question

Ok I have a question on the plans/instructions on my -8 wings. I have the wing structures in the wing stands and need to remove any twist and hard mount the rear spars. The question is do I do this...
Forum: Tools 10-31-2013, 07:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,624
Posted By ConAgraPilot
Menards

I found that my local Menards, here in Illinois, has numbered bits from 1 to 60. Nice when you find that you need a special size and need it now. Not sure if all Menards carry them!

Michael
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-24-2013, 05:22 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,227
Posted By ConAgraPilot
Thanks

Thanks Arnie! That helps!
Michael
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-23-2013, 06:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,227
Posted By ConAgraPilot
Washer Order?

Ok I have searched without luck so I will put it out here amongst the group. I'm working on the tie-down block and will be bolting them to the spars soon. The plans call for AN3-7A bolt, AN960-10...
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-18-2013, 05:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,755
Posted By ConAgraPilot
I have been to his website before and find it...

I have been to his website before and find it very useful! Thanks again!
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-18-2013, 05:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,755
Posted By ConAgraPilot
I see that you looked at the photos, It was from...

I see that you looked at the photos, It was from the outside of the box where it got pushed in a little and just caught 3 skins. I didn't notice it until the driver left! I wont let him leave on the...
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-17-2013, 02:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,755
Posted By ConAgraPilot
The Stickers

Guys I bought a set of RV-8 stickers from aircraft stickers.com and used theirs as a guide to create mine. I figured that was ok since I dont plan on selling them and was just using it for...
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-16-2013, 07:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,755
Posted By ConAgraPilot
Talking -8 Wings Arrived

Well it took 12 weeks for the kit to be packaged up by Van's, they had a little delay with the leading edge skins. Barbara, at Van's, was awesome to work with and kept me up to date on the progress....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-12-2013, 07:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,262
Posted By ConAgraPilot
Stands

Thanks for all the replies! Thats what I love about this group! I have decided to go ahead and build both wings at the same time. The truck will have to spend the winter on the driveway:D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-11-2013, 06:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,262
Posted By ConAgraPilot
Wing build/stand question

Hi fellow RVer's! I should be getting my slow build wings in the next two weeks. So I'm looking ahead at the stands. I already know how I'm going to fabricate them and the design I want. My...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-07-2013, 07:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,563
Posted By ConAgraPilot
Thanks Katie I know that feeling well! Thanks...

Thanks Katie I know that feeling well!

Thanks Dale!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-06-2013, 08:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,563
Posted By ConAgraPilot
All by myself!!

All by myself!!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-06-2013, 07:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,563
Posted By ConAgraPilot
My first leading edge!

I was waiting for a time when I could get some help to roll the leading edge of my rudder. I have worked ahead on the elevators and just finished bending their trailing edges with my new brake. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-29-2012, 02:30 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 957
Posted By ConAgraPilot
Squeezer Set's

Ok the empennage for my -8 is here. I still have a month before I move to Aurora, IL, house shopping is done just finagaling on price. :) I have a question about squeezer sets or dies. I bought an...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-19-2012, 10:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,556
Posted By ConAgraPilot
Thanks Andrew, Ill be leaving CB by mid-October...

Thanks Andrew, Ill be leaving CB by mid-October and will reside in the land of Lincoln. I'm excited to get my new garage/workshop up and running!!

Michael
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-18-2012, 03:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,390
Posted By ConAgraPilot
Bummer! I only received one, shipping label from...

Bummer! I only received one, shipping label from Vans says one box. I'll have to wait until Monday and do some research.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-18-2012, 02:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,390
Posted By ConAgraPilot
Did they come at the same time from FedEx? I...

Did they come at the same time from FedEx? I only got the small one! :-(
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-18-2012, 01:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,390
Posted By ConAgraPilot
Empannage Box(s)

Hey guys I received notice that my -8 empannage shipped this week. I couldn't wait for Monday's delivery and talked my local FedEx office into letting me pick it up. There was only one box, and it...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-15-2012, 04:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,556
Posted By ConAgraPilot
I did it!

RV-8 Empennage has been ordered!! Hi all my name is Michael Foss! Long time pilot, very very new builder! Got a chance to meet the Pratt brothers in OshKosh and that solidified my decision. Now I...
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