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Forum: Electrical Systems 06-14-2022, 06:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 903
Posted By Hwood
Spools

This worked for me very well.....
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-14-2022, 06:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,721
Posted By Hwood
It can be done

With very little effort and is pretty straight forward. Here are shots of mine (flying now). I did install an independent shutoff switch so it could be disabled if not used or abused.

First shot is...
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-27-2022, 05:04 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,726
Posted By Hwood
Out of curiosity, Who painted it?

Out of curiosity, Who painted it?
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-25-2022, 09:07 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,173
Posted By Hwood
Okay...I'm no expert but I had this same thing...

Okay...I'm no expert but I had this same thing happen to me. As it turned out, it was software. It wasn't/didn't load correctly (probably a self induced error!)

I reloaded all the software and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-24-2022, 05:20 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,806
Posted By Hwood
Next Time....

Smokey....my apologies for not making the trip! I talked to Rascal and would've been there, but my plane is still in paint!

Next time Bro!
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-24-2022, 10:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 718
Posted By Hwood
Toe Correction

Do a quick search for "toe" and you will find multiple threads on the subject. It seems pretty consistent that zero toe is best but toe out is better than toe in.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-11-2022, 11:44 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,047
Posted By Hwood
Don't forget...

....Music!

Also, as flooring goes, I did the first build with some inexpensive indoor/outdoor carpet. The second build was on stained concrete. The carpet was WAY better for a lot of reasons...the...
Forum: Reviews 04-20-2022, 03:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,357
Posted By Hwood
I was there today...

....checking on my -8 that is being prepped! I have been there quite a few times and they have always been VERY accommodating! It was mesmerizing to see them work on various stages of prep and...
Forum: RV-15 04-14-2022, 03:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,786
Posted By Hwood
This summer?

So what do you think...an announcement/presentation at Oshkosh this summer for the 50th?
Forum: Safety 04-11-2022, 06:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 908
Posted By Hwood
Coiled up here...

I fought the gear tower route for the fuel vent line and lost terribly. So, instead, I coiled up the vent lines in the wing root (4 coils) per the Rocket system.

It works....
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-28-2022, 01:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,853
Posted By Hwood
Try this...

https://youtu.be/lgMvfysThlQ
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-28-2022, 01:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,853
Posted By Hwood
Video

There is a really good You Tube video on how to build/install the fairings...

Sorry, but I don't have the link.
Forum: Reviews 02-16-2022, 02:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 583
Posted By Hwood
Kudos to Blake and Paul...

I cannot say enough for the support that has been received from Blake at Flyboy accessories and Paul at Flyled. Both individuals have gone overboard in helping me out, not only with...
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-09-2022, 10:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 678
Posted By Hwood
Sent...

...you a private message.

I have an Excel spreadsheet with all the RV-8 numbers and would be happy to share....I just don't know how to put it on here, so email me!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-26-2022, 03:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,080
Posted By Hwood
Talking Perhaps it's that third gear leg? Sorry, I...

Perhaps it's that third gear leg?

Sorry, I couldn't resist! Please don't hit me!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-21-2021, 02:31 PM
Replies: 73
Sticky: Daily RV Pic
Views: 25,678
Posted By Hwood
Wink Nice video Smokey, but where’s the…. Smoke!

Nice video Smokey, but where’s the….

Smoke!
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-30-2021, 03:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,721
Posted By Hwood
Which HE cooler

Walt....which HE cooler is installed on that engine? Will it fit on the baffling?

Yes, running high temps here with that exact motor.

Thanks
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-15-2021, 05:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,582
Posted By Hwood
4 Injectors...

...are only needed on the four pipe exhaust. If you only use two injectors with four pipes, then the smoke will not be as "solid" and will probably have the appearance of being a little broken...
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-09-2021, 08:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,582
Posted By Hwood
Smoke System Helper

I had the other company's system in the previous -8 and worked well. This time around I went with Smoke System Helper (when still owned by Marvin) and the kit was great
Installed the tank in the...
Forum: GPS 11-03-2021, 04:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,241
Posted By Hwood
Power Supply

...Is a nice thing to have when all done
Forum: RV-10 10-29-2021, 08:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,900
Posted By Hwood
Starting question

Nice checklist....a lot of info readily available!

I have a stupid question on the start procedure...first you prime the fuel then move the mixture to cutoff? Throttle, I can see, but Ive always...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-22-2021, 05:51 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 760
Posted By Hwood
A Pleasant Surprise

So, UPS delivers a package and I assumed it was for my wife (because I never have anything delivered, right?). I tell her about it and she says that she isn't expecting anything, so I look, and yes,...
Forum: RV-15 08-12-2021, 03:39 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 18,218
Posted By Hwood
Cupholders

....That's exactly what I was going to suggest!
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-04-2021, 11:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,303
Posted By Hwood
Spinner/prop

I have the same setup with my -8 and I understand what you are asking....

If you have the standard van's cowling, the prop will not be a factor with the supplied hub - plenty of clearance. Mounting...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-07-2021, 03:54 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 10,390
Posted By Hwood
I still get nervous...that's why I always have to...

I still get nervous...that's why I always have to pee right before a launch!
Forum: RV-4 04-01-2021, 03:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,888
Posted By Hwood
Talking Soft turf

Smokey...your last strip was soft turf? Really??? Did it have gopher holes too?

It seems that someone with less aviation skills than yourself would get stuck in a field like that...(while trying...
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-01-2021, 07:26 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,580
Posted By Hwood
Crack Cause

Okay...Ill jump in here with my 1 1/2 cent thought...

It seems that everyone blames the canopy crack on the temps...or the drilling...or something else. I'm wondering if it's something that hasn't...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-26-2021, 11:08 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,315
Posted By Hwood
So....size DOES matter!

So....size DOES matter!
Forum: Reviews 03-25-2021, 05:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,423
Posted By Hwood
I’ve bought two full avionics suites from him as...

I’ve bought two full avionics suites from him as well as schematics...I will use him again!
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-03-2021, 03:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,939
Posted By Hwood
Just a thought...

You may want to take a look at your snorkel and assess it's condition. I had a startup fart once (which at the tome didn't think it was too bad) but later found the snorkel had about an 8" split from...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-10-2021, 02:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,311
Posted By Hwood
All good stuff....thanks!

All good stuff....thanks!
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-10-2021, 11:29 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,311
Posted By Hwood
Thanks Professor!

Thanks Professor!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-09-2021, 05:18 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,677
Posted By Hwood
I second the motion

Not flying yet but have installed the FlyLEDs and have been very pleased with the product...with the exception that I made the mistake of glancing at the strobes when testing them!

One nice feature...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-09-2021, 03:38 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,311
Posted By Hwood
Taper Necessity

So....am currently working on said baffle kit for my 370 and stumbled on this thread.

Just curious here, as asked by the OP, is this really necessary to close the gap on the tapered section on...
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-12-2020, 03:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,596
Posted By Hwood
Aeroplastics

I bought a canopy from Aeroplastics shortly after Lance sold the company. The service/support was outstanding...the canopy seems to be a little heavier (thicker) than the stock Van's canopy. Got...
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-05-2020, 04:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,092
Posted By Hwood
What is the g limit of the extended hub?

What is the g limit of the extended hub?
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-24-2020, 08:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,974
Posted By Hwood
Both Blake and Paul are supper with the...

Both Blake and Paul are supper with the support...can't say enough good about them!
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-23-2020, 11:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,709
Posted By Hwood
I got a copy of all phases...but you'll have to...

I got a copy of all phases...but you'll have to fly out here to get them!
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-09-2020, 04:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,523
Posted By Hwood
I ran into one or two "misfits" with the assembly...

I ran into one or two "misfits" with the assembly of the fuselage...and every time I solved the issue, it was my bad! The parts all fit like a OJ Simpson glove!

Maybe walk away for a few and...
Forum: RV-14 08-09-2020, 03:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,947
Posted By Hwood
Pictures

Here are some pics....my first stab at attaching. Sorry about the orientation, I'll save that for later!
Forum: RV-14 08-09-2020, 03:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,947
Posted By Hwood
I don't have plans but might be able to find a...

I don't have plans but might be able to find a picture or three, but this is what I did. Using a crate from Van's shipping, I merely cut it down so it was the same height as the DRD2, then cut a hole...
Forum: Acts of Charity (using your RV) 08-05-2020, 01:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 8,943
Posted By Hwood
If only...

....my -8 was finished and flying!
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-12-2020, 04:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,255
Posted By Hwood
Same-o

The Garmin roll servo mounts the same...bolts right on and connects to the bell crank (already drilled). Piece of cake and easily doable thru the inspection plate.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-09-2020, 03:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,907
Posted By Hwood
Four layers of MY sweatshirt will certainly kill...

Four layers of MY sweatshirt will certainly kill any germs!
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-08-2020, 03:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,311
Posted By Hwood
It must have that dang virus that's going around!

It must have that dang virus that's going around!
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-07-2020, 03:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,299
Posted By Hwood
Same Crossroad

I am at the same crossroad in making a decision about VP... I was all for it, even looking at the costs which are pretty much a wash when added all up, but then the curveball. I just bought the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-21-2020, 10:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,627
Posted By Hwood
Me too!

What a great tool to use for planning the panel....and free!

Yes, me too in the donation column!
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-10-2020, 12:32 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,459
Posted By Hwood
Curious

Chris,

Just curious when you say there are better choices of engines...are you meaning engines or engine suppliers?

And yes, I am fully aware that it is only your opinion...just curious is...
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-06-2020, 06:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,539
Posted By Hwood
Ditto! Thanks

Ditto!

Thanks
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-06-2020, 05:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,539
Posted By Hwood
Thanks! I was wondering the same thing...in the...

Thanks! I was wondering the same thing...in the process of installing the Grove gear and was quite surprised to see the larger parts!

Nothing a little Dremmel action couldn't handle...but now I have...
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-06-2020, 12:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,345
Posted By Hwood
I had a spring system on my last -8 and had no...

I had a spring system on my last -8 and had no issues...worked well! Doing the same on the one I'm building now.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-03-2020, 12:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,573
Posted By Hwood
That's all good, but I particularly like the...

That's all good, but I particularly like the specific airplane you chose to post on the front page...

"Crazy Woman"!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-24-2019, 02:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,987
Posted By Hwood
I was wondering the same thing

I was wondering the same thing
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-12-2019, 11:25 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,909
Posted By Hwood
I get a charge out of reading these posts!

I get a charge out of reading these posts!
Forum: Reviews 12-11-2019, 04:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,503
Posted By Hwood
Yep...have done business with John for years,...

Yep...have done business with John for years, both on my RV-8 and Baron. John is a no frills, no fluff guy. You get what you see and he sticks to the facts, not opinions. I have not heard anyone who...
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-08-2019, 11:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,407
Posted By Hwood
Build it! Either a QB or old school...build it...

Build it!

Either a QB or old school...build it and you will never regret it! I've done both...QB and SB...both are equally satisfying.
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 12-08-2019, 11:50 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 18,561
Posted By Hwood
No words to add, Tom...My condolences

No words to add, Tom...My condolences
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 12-07-2019, 04:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,142
Posted By Hwood
Very Nice! Inspiring!

Very Nice! Inspiring!
Forum: RV-14 11-26-2019, 02:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,525
Posted By Hwood
My 2 centavos

Something that hasn't been mentioned which I believe to be a big factor in overall build time...time blocks dedicated to the work. For example, if you have a typical day job, and put in two hours...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-21-2019, 03:31 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 13,499
Posted By Hwood
Curious...is that really true? Are Dynon and GRT...

Curious...is that really true? Are Dynon and GRT really nipping at the heels of Garmin and making such strong headway? I haven't heard that.

Put GRT in the first -8...some of their earliest stuff...
Forum: Safety 11-18-2019, 05:34 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,721
Posted By Hwood
Anybody actually REALLY HAVE to use a chute to...

Anybody actually REALLY HAVE to use a chute to get out of an RV?
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-17-2019, 11:54 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 997
Posted By Hwood
Thank You Carl, Thank you!!!

Thank You Carl, Thank you!!!
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-16-2019, 07:16 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 997
Posted By Hwood
Installation Drawing for And Adjustable pedals

Does anyone have an electronic copy of the installation drawing for the -8 ground adjustable rudder pedals?

It seems that my dog ate mine...:rolleyes:

Thanks
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-09-2019, 07:03 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,032
Posted By Hwood
Ha! I have one of those puppies too!

Ha! I have one of those puppies too!
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