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Forum: RV-4 08-08-2022, 09:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,080
Posted By TomRV8
Same here

Mine has done the same thing, and Iím positive that area is built per plan.

I am certain itís because thatís where I put my weight to lift myself out (180 lbs) I have since started sliding up the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-08-2022, 04:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,056
Posted By TomRV8
Good idea Paul. I hadnít thought of...

Good idea Paul. I hadnít thought of that.

Thanks!
Tom
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-08-2022, 12:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,056
Posted By TomRV8
Yes. The representative from Lycoming that Iím...

Yes. The representative from Lycoming that Iím dealing with said they donít have recommended service centers any more, and he had no suggestions. Iím on my own it would appear!

Thanks
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-08-2022, 12:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,056
Posted By TomRV8
Looking for experienced Lycoming service shop

I have a factory new YIO540-D4A5 in my RV-10 that was completed last year. I have been having numerous issues with the motor from day 1Ölong storyÖ

The short story is Iím looking for a very...
Forum: RV-10 01-23-2022, 10:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,673
Posted By TomRV8
We have an elderly standard Poodle named Zeus. My...

We have an elderly standard Poodle named Zeus. My wife, after putting on his mutt muffs, lifts him up to the wing where I take him and guide him into the rear. We have a large bed for him there....
Forum: RV-10 01-23-2022, 09:19 PM
Replies: 509
Views: 627,756
Posted By TomRV8
Looks awesome Bill! Great minds think alikeÖ :)

Looks awesome Bill!

Great minds think alikeÖ :)
Forum: RV-10 01-13-2022, 09:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,173
Posted By TomRV8
Same here. No issuesÖ

Same here. No issuesÖ
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-01-2021, 09:17 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 38,258
Posted By TomRV8
Zeus

Our standard Poodle Zeus is a great flying buddy! My wife and I take him every week for our commute between San Antonio and Fort Worth in our -10. Heís just fine with his Mutt Muffs, and snoozes the...
Forum: RV-10 11-10-2021, 09:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,071
Posted By TomRV8
Agree that they are probably a byproduct of the...

Agree that they are probably a byproduct of the sheet metal forming. I donít want to leave them open for a number of reasons.

Since I finished my unpainted -10 just prior to Oshkosh, I specifically...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-31-2021, 06:15 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 65,442
Posted By TomRV8
Word file

Sent you PM Steve.
Forum: RV-4 08-24-2020, 10:43 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 13,217
Posted By TomRV8
I was in the same boat as you when I built my...

I was in the same boat as you when I built my RV-4 thirty two years ago. About 150 hours in 172‘S and 152’s. Took one hour in a Citabria prior to the first test flight in my -4. All worked out well,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-13-2019, 01:04 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,464
Posted By TomRV8
Sorry, poor choice of terminology on my part. I...

Sorry, poor choice of terminology on my part. I meant the actual engine breather hose going into a catch bottle, with no separator installed at all.

Your comments would still be appropriate. Aside...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-13-2019, 08:57 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,464
Posted By TomRV8
Catch container?

Is there a reason not to just have a well vented catch container on the lower part of the firewall with the overflow tube going directly into it? (I do understand inverted flight would be an issue...)
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-26-2019, 07:16 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,281
Posted By TomRV8
Very cool!

Looks like a great time.

My Dad was stationed there (pilot) in the early to mid 50's, and I was born in Limestone (just a stones throw away) some 65 years ago.

Great to see a bunch of RV's...
Forum: RV-10 11-12-2018, 01:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,309
Posted By TomRV8
Same question, old thread...

It?s been over a year since the OP?s question. Hoping that since then someone has installed the SFA AC unit, or knows someone who has, and can comment on the installation and effectiveness of the...
Forum: Texas (North) 09-03-2018, 08:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,281
Posted By TomRV8
Thanks Pat! PM sent...

Thanks Pat! PM sent...
Forum: Texas (North) 09-02-2018, 09:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,281
Posted By TomRV8
Looking for hangar in the Fort Worth area...

My wife and I are planning to move to the Fort Worth area. (Our three kids and 6 grandchildren live there)

I'm looking for a hangar to purchase, preferably on the west or northwest side of town (2...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-13-2018, 07:03 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,742
Posted By TomRV8
Flight Cheetah

Anyone using a Cheetah Flight Pad 8HD? Please comment if you or someone you know is using the unit...

Thanks
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-22-2018, 08:00 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,229
Posted By TomRV8
One thing that helps me at Oskosh is taking two...

One thing that helps me at Oskosh is taking two 12"x12" 3/8" plywood pieces to place under the tires when I park. With the plane sitting for the week, and especially if it rains, my little tires tend...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-09-2018, 08:46 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,315
Posted By TomRV8
I'll vouch for that. Had 1 hour in a Citabria...

I'll vouch for that. Had 1 hour in a Citabria prior to flying my RV4 for the first time. The -4 lands and handles much easier on the ground...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-02-2017, 08:56 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 80,901
Posted By TomRV8
Rivet remover 'tool'

This works well with rivets needing to be removed close to an edge. I had the swivel head on one of my 1" clamps disappear. I rarely throw anything away, and finally came up with a good use for the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-22-2017, 10:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,874
Posted By TomRV8
Thanks Jesse! I'll give you a buzz.

Thanks Jesse! I'll give you a buzz.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-22-2017, 10:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,874
Posted By TomRV8
Thanks Greg. It's hard to to tell the color from...

Thanks Greg. It's hard to to tell the color from the website I found. Do you have pics of your plane?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-22-2017, 08:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,874
Posted By TomRV8
Name that wing...

It's time to get serious about picking paint colors for my RV-7A. I have to paint the canopy frame in order to rivet everything together.

I've saved numerous pics from the past. The pic below has a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-22-2016, 10:46 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 13,597
Posted By TomRV8
I'll second the BVI. My wife and I have been...

I'll second the BVI. My wife and I have been there 3 times in the last year. Rented a power cat and had a great time.

Haven't flown my RV there yet, but I know a guy that flies his PA32 there...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-14-2016, 08:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,368
Posted By TomRV8
I love my parking brake...

I love my parking brake...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-12-2016, 09:28 AM
Replies: 310
Views: 124,679
Posted By TomRV8
My 1988 RV4...no cracks! ...But a friend from...

My 1988 RV4...no cracks!

...But a friend from Houston called me yesterday and his 1999 RV4 has cracks on both spars. Bummer.

Tom
San Antonio
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-26-2016, 12:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 7,316
Posted By TomRV8
Mine's the best looking...trust me...:)

Mine's the best looking...trust me...:)
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-12-2015, 07:05 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 28,029
Posted By TomRV8
Thanks!

I stopped by my local John Deere dealer yesterday and they were absolutely no help. That was just about my last hope... Then I get home last night and see the post below...

Randy to the rescue!...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-10-2015, 09:37 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 28,029
Posted By TomRV8
Thanks everyone for the replies! I have done as...

Thanks everyone for the replies!

I have done as much internet research as I can with my limited web smarts. Haven't had any luck thru John Deere, and a general Google search only shows one pic of...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-10-2015, 02:06 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 28,029
Posted By TomRV8
Thanks for the reply. I had seen this post from...

Thanks for the reply.

I had seen this post from Joe in my searches, but the problem is the MIA 88129 has NONE of the wires marked to determine which wire is the "IGW" or what any other wire might...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-10-2015, 10:49 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 28,029
Posted By TomRV8
John Deere voltage regulator wiring...Help!

Well, my Ducati regulator bit the dust. I purchased a John Deere regulator part number MIA881279 (I read here on the list this replaced part number AM101406).

The new regulator came yesterday, and...
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-11-2015, 12:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,885
Posted By TomRV8
On its way...

On its way...
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-11-2015, 08:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,885
Posted By TomRV8
You may already have the answer from Carl N. If...

You may already have the answer from Carl N.

If not, it's on OP-04. I can email you the pdf if you need it...
Forum: Texas (South) 08-29-2015, 01:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,726
Posted By TomRV8
Thanks for posting! I'll be...

Thanks for posting! I'll be there...


[QUOTE=tkirk;1009786]Hilltop Lakes Annual Fly-In

Date: Saturday, September 26, 2014

Time: 9:00 AM till 1:00 PM
Free BBQ for all pilots who fly in (one BBQ...
Forum: My RV Build Project 08-20-2015, 09:59 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 63,783
Posted By TomRV8
Any new paint that works as well as polyurethane?

I used Ditzler Durathane polyurethane in 1989 to paint my RV-4 and the paint still looks great.

Any new type of paint out there that holds up as well? I'm about to start painting the interior of my...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-05-2015, 12:45 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 14,249
Posted By TomRV8
One thing to be careful about when using the...

One thing to be careful about when using the stainless tape is to be sure the formed, curved leading edge of the flap is symmetrical the entire length of the flap. Otherwise, the inflexible stainless...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-02-2015, 03:06 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,520
Posted By TomRV8
John, Glad everything is working. The small...

John,

Glad everything is working.

The small diagonal lines on the map page usually mean you have the 'Radar' option turned on (drop down menu in the upper left corner of the map screen), but you...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-31-2015, 10:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,520
Posted By TomRV8
John, The last time mine renewed I had to press...

John,

The last time mine renewed I had to press a button under the accounts page in Foreflight on each of my devices called (I think) "Sync Accounts". That took care of it.

Supposedly downloading...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-31-2015, 04:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,674
Posted By TomRV8
[QUOTE=Capflyer;988378]Ron, "Basically a length...

[QUOTE=Capflyer;988378]Ron,

"Basically a length of brake tubing is run from each side inside the cockpit bulkhead under the panel to the firewall."


What type/size brake tubing did you use? Where...
Forum: Northeast 02-13-2015, 08:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,157
Posted By TomRV8
Price?

Just out of curiosity, did you get the asking price?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-31-2014, 11:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,341
Posted By TomRV8
Geez...it was hiding in plane sight :-). Didn't...

Geez...it was hiding in plane sight :-). Didn't even think to look there...
Thanks David!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-31-2014, 09:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,341
Posted By TomRV8
4" duct flange source?

I'm going to use a 4" sceet hose from my baffle to a firewall mounted oil cooler. I've been looking for a 4" duct flange, and haven't had any luck. Aircraft Spruce doesn't carry them.

Any...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-27-2014, 11:21 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 47,542
Posted By TomRV8
Question...somewhat related...

If I'm not interested in the possibility of picking up a little extra power, and care more about keeping the belly of my plane clean (I'm getting old, and just want to fly!) why not route the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-25-2013, 10:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,177
Posted By TomRV8
Do you use your seat back adjusters?

Do you guys and girls who have a flying side by side regularly use your upper seat back adjusters?

Seems like a lot of planes I saw at Oshkosh this year had the hinged seat adjuster that attaches...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-16-2013, 09:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,590
Posted By TomRV8
My experience with heating parts and trying to...

My experience with heating parts and trying to massage them into a new position has been poor. It works just fine over the short term, but apparently with many heating and cooling cycles the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-16-2013, 08:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,779
Posted By TomRV8
It can even happen on the ground...

I have a friend with an RV4 who was going to do a run up, and failed to latch the canopy. He had a hybrid taxi position latch that didn't capture securely. He glanced down to power up and the canopy...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-12-2013, 03:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,159
Posted By TomRV8
Dan, I have a hangar at Boerne Stage with with...

Dan,

I have a hangar at Boerne Stage with with my RV-4 and Rans S7S Courier inside. I can shift things around a little and make room for your -7A when you visit.

I'm also building a -7A in the...
Forum: Northeast 05-07-2013, 06:45 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 8,481
Posted By TomRV8
Vlad and tkatc, I've been wanting to fly into...

Vlad and tkatc,

I've been wanting to fly into Loring for a long time now...it's a little out of the way from San Antonio though!...

My Dad was stationed and flew out of Loring, and I was born there...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-23-2013, 05:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,416
Posted By TomRV8
I have the same problem as Alan, and I did what...

I have the same problem as Alan, and I did what Bob suggests and enlarged the area within the mount with my Dremel a year ago or so...That certainly helped once my 496 was installed in the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-19-2013, 08:33 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 29,059
Posted By TomRV8
Yep...

...me too on the power line dreams...about 2 dozen of them.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-28-2012, 07:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,201
Posted By TomRV8
Valve cover paint(less)

I have a new Lycoming I'm going to install shortly. I'm thinking about removing the factory paint from the valve covers, and polishing them for a better...
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-27-2012, 08:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,507
Posted By TomRV8
Pics please?!

Pics please?!
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-22-2012, 05:32 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 16,941
Posted By TomRV8
Top and bottom?

Considering installing one com antenna on top, and one on the bottom of my RV-7A tip up. Seems that would give the best coverage for both on the ground and in the air (switch radios as necessary)

I...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-17-2012, 09:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,358
Posted By TomRV8
Well...

Thanks for the replies!

Was sure hoping to hear from someone that either hates the VPI's or loves them (and why)...

Still trying to justify those extra dollars for the Lord's!!

Thanks,
Tom
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-16-2012, 09:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,358
Posted By TomRV8
VIP vs Lord, Barry mounts

Any real world experience on the performance of the VIP (Vibration Isolation Products) mounts vs the Lord and/or Barry?

I purchased the VIP mounts from Van's a number of years ago, and am getting...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-16-2012, 09:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,828
Posted By TomRV8
Thanks Mahlon! I trimmed the gasket back this...

Thanks Mahlon!

I trimmed the gasket back this morning to be sure the vernatherm will seat, and installed the unit.

Sure appreciate your response to my question,, and to the list as a whole!

Tom
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-15-2012, 08:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,828
Posted By TomRV8
Will this thing work?

I am getting back on my RV-7A project after a two year layoff (what was I thinkin'?).

I picked up a 90* oil filter adapter somewhere way back when, and decided to stick it on the engine. IO 360A1B6....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-10-2012, 09:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,281
Posted By TomRV8
Do you have a pic of your panel? Tom

Do you have a pic of your panel?

Tom
Forum: RV-10 03-27-2012, 09:45 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,978
Posted By TomRV8
Saw that one happen...

I was on my way to Oshkosh last year and stopped for fuel at Capt Ben Smith airfield in Monroe City Missouri. There was a steady stream of RV's landing for the cheap fuel and free hot dogs...(highly...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-22-2011, 12:34 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 33,696
Posted By TomRV8
Finished my RV-4 in 1988...plans #44...and serial...

Finished my RV-4 in 1988...plans #44...and serial #44. Appropriate!

Pre first flight inspection by Bob Brashear and Noah McCullough.

Won Grand Champion at the EAA Southwest Regional Fly In back in...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-21-2011, 05:33 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 9,602
Posted By TomRV8
Been there...

Rick McBride (RV-8) and I (RV-4) both built Rans S-7S Couriers and had them displayed at the Rans commercial booth at Sun n Fun this year when the tornado decided to deposit them on top of and under...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-21-2011, 03:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,664
Posted By TomRV8
Thanks to...

...Bob, Paul and Sig600. That's exactly the info I was looking for.

Paul, my wife will be flying commercial out to Florida after Sun n Fun, and we'll be flying the Rans to the Bahamas for a week....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-20-2011, 10:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,664
Posted By TomRV8
Sun n Fun via the Gulf Coast

Heading to Sun n Fun next Saturday. I'll be leaving from San Antonio and would like some info from people in the know about a couple of areas along the Gulf Coast.

1)I'd like to fly through Houston...
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