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Forum: Fuel Injection Systems Yesterday, 10:12 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,588
Posted By goatflieg
Although I have heard opposing stories from other...

Although I have heard opposing stories from other builders in earlier years, I received excellent customer service recently on my Airflow Performance fuel pump. After years of storage, the internal...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-27-2022, 01:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,767
Posted By goatflieg
Conducted aft CG tests. Loaded two 22 lb. water...

Conducted aft CG tests. Loaded two 22 lb. water jugs in aft baggage, wedged in place with empty Aircraft Spruce box. Loaded three 50 lb. sandbags (triple bagged) into passenger seat and strapped...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-21-2022, 04:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,339
Posted By goatflieg
Second Fly In

I've been so busy making videos I almost forgot to share this. Father's Day was a good one for me; got up early and was airborne at sunrise to attend the EAA Chapter 113 Father's Day pancake...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-12-2022, 09:22 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,226
Posted By goatflieg
My First Fly-In!

Following the suggestion of friend and hangar neighbor Mike Hull, I flew to Mason-Jewett (KTEW) and attended the EAA Chapter 55 Dawn Patrol Pancake Breakfast. Lots of people and cool airplanes...
Forum: My RV Build Project 06-12-2022, 05:48 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 110,299
Posted By goatflieg
My first RV-8 flight video

I posted the first (public) RV-8 flying video on my YouTube channel. Although I archive video from each Phase 1 flight, I won't be sharing many of them. Most are too boring and the early ones are...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-05-2022, 01:38 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,799
Posted By goatflieg
At last I get to share a flying weekend!

Continued Phase 1. Flew from PTK to 77G; refueled and did some pattern work before returning to PTK. It was a great day to fly. Next week I'll be doing the first engine oil change and fixing a few...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-30-2022, 06:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,246
Posted By goatflieg
After jacking up the wheels, pulling the nuts and...

After jacking up the wheels, pulling the nuts and inspecting, it looked to me like the seals are seated correctly, so I was thinking the same thing. Wiped off the grease and two more landings showed...
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-25-2022, 10:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 809
Posted By goatflieg
That looks like the same stuff I used.

That looks like the same stuff I used.
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-25-2022, 03:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 809
Posted By goatflieg
I bought a roll of rectangular shaped closed cell...

I bought a roll of rectangular shaped closed cell foam with adhesive on one side and wedged them in between the hinge and the support flange. It's available in the correct size, and I'm sorry but I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-25-2022, 02:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,246
Posted By goatflieg
Matco wheel bearings slinging grease

During postflight inspection yesterday I noticed this. Not sure when it may have started; not noticed until this walkaround. These wheels have only seen some normal taxiing, one high speed taxi and...
Forum: My RV Build Project 05-25-2022, 02:51 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 110,299
Posted By goatflieg
Another Milestone

While processing photos after my second flight, I discovered that I'd reached yet another milestone. The 7000th photo of my build was one of the portrait photos I took after landing. I'm glad it...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-24-2022, 09:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,060
Posted By goatflieg
Mine came from RVbits; in South Africa. Not sure...

Mine came from RVbits; in South Africa. Not sure they're still available.
Forum: My RV Build Project 05-24-2022, 07:50 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 110,299
Posted By goatflieg
I forgot to mention here that Dave Carrick had...

I forgot to mention here that Dave Carrick had performed the third test flight on May 17th. The canopy skirt seals I installed solved the vibration problem, but the spinner backing plate was still...
Forum: My RV Build Project 05-24-2022, 07:44 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 110,299
Posted By goatflieg
MY FIRST FLIGHT!

Finally got to experience flight in my own aircraft yesterday. The weather wasn't as good as I hoped it would be, and that shortened the intended route. It flies just like an RV-8, which is a very...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-15-2022, 10:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,096
Posted By goatflieg
Interesting reading and quite the journey. I...

Interesting reading and quite the journey. I know I won't enjoy my first annual condition inspection, but I'll certainly enjoy the flying that leads to it. Still haven't flown my aircraft yet;...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-04-2022, 05:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,551
Posted By goatflieg
Finally got around to checking my serial number...

Finally got around to checking my serial number against their list and breathed a sigh of relief when I saw my unit was not affected. After getting hit with that pesky crankshaft AD, it feels nice...
Forum: My RV Build Project 05-02-2022, 11:54 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 110,299
Posted By goatflieg
About the Novel...

Speaking of the blog, the latest Blogspot post is up, see link in signature below. Sure, you know the ending... but it's a ripping yarn with lots of great photos, including this teaser:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-30-2022, 06:16 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,837
Posted By goatflieg
Possibly an aftermarket firewall battery box?

Possibly an aftermarket firewall battery box?
Forum: My RV Build Project 04-29-2022, 04:36 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 110,299
Posted By goatflieg
FIRST FLIGHT: Triumphs, Trials and Tribulations

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw/AM-JKLVBzASkP74cNxy4nHc7rA5kp-symyly29tGffgWPAxK6h0T3PQpbKULAnkasM1wU3B5t9CzPT-WtF-TACZsOcbhMWxZdBk_jle1_qPfzhBwOOQt17XCyq1XK6cdpxPfCfcFoHulRugto13eKRI7EHUQ=w900-h...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-26-2022, 04:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,764
Posted By goatflieg
Mine started in the late '90s. Following the...

Mine started in the late '90s. Following the homebuilt scene since the '80s, I was originally attracted to the Avid Amphibian/Catalina but as time passed the Avid company shrank and Van's became the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-17-2022, 10:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,540
Posted By goatflieg
Not as much as I wanted to...

My airplane is ready to fly and the weather was great Saturday morning, but I wasn't prepared for first flight duties and my crew wasn't available. So the airplane sat in the hangar, waiting...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-11-2022, 06:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,913
Posted By goatflieg
Pondered Completion

Saturday was rainy, so I fussed over a few minor items, then just sat with the plane for a couple hours, looking it over. I was finally really sinking in that I had a flyable airplane...
Forum: My RV Build Project 04-08-2022, 07:25 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 110,299
Posted By goatflieg
Another dubious milestone...

...reached during yesterday's preflight reassembly. Officially reached 4000 hours on the build clock. A ridiculously high number for a quickbuild airplane, even factoring in painting and being a...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-07-2022, 04:47 AM
Replies: 357
Views: 102,172
Posted By goatflieg
Last I heard, the FAA acknowledged that the AMOC...

Last I heard, the FAA acknowledged that the AMOC would require further testing prior to approval. I'm guessing that could take a few more years if the FAA is in charge.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-06-2022, 11:43 AM
Replies: 357
Views: 102,172
Posted By goatflieg
I haven't heard anything lately, but I'm glad you...

I haven't heard anything lately, but I'm glad you revived the thread. My aircraft will see it's first flight as soon as weather allows, and it's been keeping me very busy lately. Everyone I've...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-04-2022, 05:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,549
Posted By goatflieg
Continued to chip away at post-inspection...

Continued to chip away at post-inspection reassembly. When did reassembling the cockpit become such a difficult job?! Oh yeah, I remember now. Right after I put the wings...
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-04-2022, 03:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,133
Posted By goatflieg
It might depend more on the prop than the engine...

It might depend more on the prop than the engine or cowling. I know most Hartzells require an extension, but my Whirl Wind 200RV prop did not need one for my IO360.
Forum: My RV Build Project 04-01-2022, 07:00 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 110,299
Posted By goatflieg
Yeah... the first hangar I looked at was on the...

Yeah... the first hangar I looked at was on the west side of Foxtrot row... still kicking myself for not taking it, but I've always been one of those hang-back kind of guys. ;)
Forum: My RV Build Project 03-31-2022, 06:42 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 110,299
Posted By goatflieg
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw/AM-JKLV-vGBYI...

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw/AM-JKLV-vGBYIwj3951tGbCQFM6dvkbC90z5eZdYAPaV3KU-SBvvGfcjuzqgxCKM7U1pG5l_YC3RRayc-KltFNZcacNwRzg9RGB-9rvi-F3QQv0yeBgZ330-OMFaJdrP9YH7P9dIKZfosVbGvsFoahXcgGkz=w900-h...
Forum: My RV Build Project 03-31-2022, 06:42 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 110,299
Posted By goatflieg
Airworthy!

One picture is worth 2502 days, 9000 photos and documents, endless ups and downs, and a sizeable...
Forum: My RV Build Project 03-27-2022, 10:53 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 110,299
Posted By goatflieg
Can't say yet... because it's complicated. I'll...

Can't say yet... because it's complicated. I'll have to report after the fact.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-26-2022, 01:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,219
Posted By goatflieg
This is the kind of customer service and caring...

This is the kind of customer service and caring that makes me proud to be one! Loving the seats you made for me... and I should be feeling them in the air very soon!
Forum: My RV Build Project 03-25-2022, 09:18 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 110,299
Posted By goatflieg
Latest Blogspot post is up; see link in signature...

Latest Blogspot post is up; see link in signature below. Not officially airworthy yet... but very, very close. Here's the obligatory teaser...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-19-2022, 03:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 661
Posted By goatflieg
First pilot logbook entries for homebuilders

This may seem a silly question and it probably is, but has anyone entered first engine start and taxi time in their pilot logbooks prior to first flight? I'm dying to record actual operating...
Forum: My RV Build Project 03-14-2022, 04:52 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 110,299
Posted By goatflieg
First Engine Start Video

Posted the first engine start on my YouTube channel. Another learning experience; the description says it all. https://youtu.be/BTCS6wbUfwQ
Forum: Alternative Engines 03-09-2022, 03:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,871
Posted By goatflieg
Yes! So great to see it again. Thanks for...

Yes! So great to see it again. Thanks for sharing!
Forum: COMM 03-07-2022, 07:40 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,787
Posted By goatflieg
I opted for a single com and no nav because my...

I opted for a single com and no nav because my missions will always be VFR, but now I realize that a second com would be handy if I get involved in formation flying. My aircraft will be airworthy...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-07-2022, 03:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,345
Posted By goatflieg
Thanks for that information, I'll keep it in...

Thanks for that information, I'll keep it in mind. That's why I don't get along with electrons... they're way too rogue for me, and the people who understand them know how to manipulate them in ways...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-07-2022, 03:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,966
Posted By goatflieg
I'll be following this thread. I'd try to...

I'll be following this thread. I'd try to provide my own answer but I'm not at the hangar. I doubt it's an NPT thread so plumbing fitting won't work. If I figure it out, I'll let you know as I'm...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-07-2022, 02:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,345
Posted By goatflieg
Problem Solved!

To make a long and painful story short, I've resolved the problems. It turns out that McAfee's NetGuard was causing all the problems. My thanks to Matt Dralle for the extensive troubleshooting he...
Forum: Reviews 03-07-2022, 09:06 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 451
Posted By goatflieg
BladeSox Rocks!

I've seen BladeSox advertised and on other aircraft. I knew they wouldn't be cheap, but it's worth protecting my Whirl Wind 200RV composite blades. After visiting the website I downloaded the order...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-07-2022, 07:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,375
Posted By goatflieg
I use a Garmin Virb camera and their audio...

I use a Garmin Virb camera and their audio adapter cord, but I've always wished someone would make an adaptor cord with a small built-in mic and volume control to mix ambient sound and cockpit audio...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-06-2022, 11:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,345
Posted By goatflieg
Discussed the issue with Matt. Turns out the...

Discussed the issue with Matt. Turns out the problem is with my computer. No one else is experiencing this issue. Now I'm working the problem.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-03-2022, 08:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,345
Posted By goatflieg
Bad news, good news: Bad: Tried a different...

Bad news, good news:
Bad: Tried a different browser; same issue.
Good: Matt Dralle responded on Facebook Messenger; he's working the problem.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-03-2022, 08:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,345
Posted By goatflieg
Wow! Didn't know they could do that. I wasn't...

Wow! Didn't know they could do that. I wasn't about to re-enter thousands of posts, but I'll definitely explore the transfer. Thanks for sharing.

P.S. All photos are still missing from website;...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-02-2022, 01:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,345
Posted By goatflieg
Although we're Facebook friends, I hesitate to...

Although we're Facebook friends, I hesitate to contact him there as he tends not to respond to work-related queries. But he has yet to respond to my emails and I just noticed that all the photos on...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-02-2022, 05:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,345
Posted By goatflieg
KitLog Pro issues

For the past two days I've been unable to upload my latest entries to the website; I get strange error messages and sometimes the program locks up. The website appeared to be up and running. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-26-2022, 03:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,585
Posted By goatflieg
Congratulations, Bruce! And thanks for sharing...

Congratulations, Bruce! And thanks for sharing this, Ernie. I'll be returning to Flyin' Tiger Field soon for a quick refresher before my first flight. Hope to see you both. Also hoping this won't...
Forum: My RV Build Project 02-26-2022, 01:06 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 110,299
Posted By goatflieg
Latest Blogspot post is up; see link in signature...

Latest Blogspot post is up; see link in signature below. The post title says it all. Here's the obligatory teaser...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-20-2022, 11:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 828
Posted By goatflieg
You were right. I was leery of pulling down on...

You were right. I was leery of pulling down on the anchor straps because I didn't want to deform the skin at all, but with a little careful persuasion I got the bolts in from the top. Felt pretty...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 02-20-2022, 12:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,321
Posted By goatflieg
Hawthorne has always fascinated me. Pored over...

Hawthorne has always fascinated me. Pored over it on Google maps and even investigated purchasing property there. I will make a similar visit someday... but I will come from the east.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-20-2022, 01:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,414
Posted By goatflieg
Thank you for giving me my first laugh of the day!

Thank you for giving me my first laugh of the day!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-17-2022, 08:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 828
Posted By goatflieg
I'm glad you included the plans drawing. I'm in...

I'm glad you included the plans drawing. I'm in the process of fitting my harness anchors now; I riveted the aft shoulder anchor straps to the top aft skin ages ago without giving it a second...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-17-2022, 07:44 PM
Replies: 357
Views: 102,172
Posted By goatflieg
No personal experience on the insurance angle,...

No personal experience on the insurance angle, but I'll be interested in hearing about whatever you learn. I'd think an FAA AD would be a pretty big billboard for an insurance company to hide behind.
Forum: RV-14 02-16-2022, 05:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 831
Posted By goatflieg
Perfect timing for this thread. I did some w&b...

Perfect timing for this thread. I did some w&b setup practice on Foreflight yesterday; weighing the plane this morning. I'll share my results when I have them. I've viewed some videos on the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-13-2022, 03:33 PM
Replies: 357
Views: 102,172
Posted By goatflieg
Mine is in the building next door... Barrett...

Mine is in the building next door... Barrett Precision Engines. Can't think about that now... too close to flight.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-07-2022, 12:59 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,092
Posted By goatflieg
Great news! Hope you can get some more flying...

Great news! Hope you can get some more flying videos posted soon!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-06-2022, 04:40 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,092
Posted By goatflieg
Chiseled away at the upper intersection...

Chiseled away at the upper intersection fairings... and they're on the airplane. All essential fabrication is officially finished. All intersection fairings will require some massaging and paint...
Forum: My RV Build Project 01-30-2022, 09:15 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 110,299
Posted By goatflieg
It is indeed a Tail Mate and it has special...

It is indeed a Tail Mate and it has special significance to me. Ted Gauthier had loaned it to me shortly before his untimely demise, so I bought it from his estate and will eventually restore it to...
Forum: My RV Build Project 01-30-2022, 02:27 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 110,299
Posted By goatflieg
Latest Blogspot post is up; see link in signature...

Latest Blogspot post is up; see link in signature below. Still crawling my way up Mt. Airworthy, beset by sickness and bitter cold... but tantalizingly close to the peak. Here's the obligatory...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-28-2022, 05:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,771
Posted By goatflieg
I keep a handful in my tool box; they're perfect...

I keep a handful in my tool box; they're perfect for tapping out the ball on a set blind rivet before drilling it out. Also good for other various punch duties.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-26-2022, 08:06 PM
Replies: 357
Views: 102,172
Posted By goatflieg
I will say that Superior has been good about...

I will say that Superior has been good about supplying the rebuild supply kits, which they claim is worth $1000; I have not confirmed that number with Barrett. Aside from that, they will send the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-26-2022, 11:32 AM
Replies: 357
Views: 102,172
Posted By goatflieg
I contacted Rhonda at Barrett last week and she...

I contacted Rhonda at Barrett last week and she said Bill keeps saying the same thing he always has. I suggested at this point he probably has a string sticking out of his back and when you pull it...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-25-2022, 02:22 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,802
Posted By goatflieg
So glad you shared this. I lived in the Bay Area...

So glad you shared this. I lived in the Bay Area for 24 years; learned to fly at PAO; used to fly over Half Moon Bay frequently and did a few Bay Tours. Your photos of the Golden Gate Bridge...
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