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Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 08-13-2022, 07:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,014
Posted By goatflieg
Given my current circumstances, this is very...

Given my current circumstances, this is very tempting. That's all I'm going to say.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-13-2022, 07:04 PM
Replies: 363
Views: 106,143
Posted By goatflieg
Great. Now I'm furious all over again.

Great. Now I'm furious all over again.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 08-13-2022, 11:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 707
Posted By goatflieg
I applied some D-section silicon rubber...

I applied some D-section silicon rubber weatherstripping along the aft inside edges of the canopy skirt; worked well. Steve included a couple still photos of the fix at the end of the video.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-12-2022, 08:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,803
Posted By goatflieg
Depending on your location (and budget) I'd...

Depending on your location (and budget) I'd suggest Dave Carrick (Windsor, Ontario, Canada) Terry Lutz (Mason, MI) Bruce Bohannon (Houston, TX) Elliott Seguin (Wasabi Flight Test, Mojave, CA) or...
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-12-2022, 08:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 600
Posted By goatflieg
Depending on your location (and budget) I'd...

Depending on your location (and budget) I'd suggest Dave Carrick (Windsor, Ontario, Canada) Terry Lutz (Mason, MI) Bruce Bohannon (Houston, TX) Elliott Seguin (Wasabi Flight Test, Mojave, CA) or...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 08-12-2022, 07:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 707
Posted By goatflieg
FlightChops: Falsi-Fighter First Flight Posted!

In case you hadn't heard, Steve Thorne posted his latest episode today on Dave Carrick's first (and second) flight of my aircraft. Much thanks to Steve and Dave for helping perform and document this...
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 08-10-2022, 06:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 402
Posted By goatflieg
My first thought was "Gee... I hope that's...

My first thought was "Gee... I hope that's closed-cell foam..."
Forum: My RV Build Project 08-09-2022, 07:39 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 115,381
Posted By goatflieg
The latest Blogspot post is up; see link in...

The latest Blogspot post is up; see link in signature below. For those of you who want to know in detail what my first flying trip to OSH was like. If you don't want to know, don't read... just...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-05-2022, 06:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,328
Posted By goatflieg
That was a great read, Smokey! Thanks for...

That was a great read, Smokey! Thanks for sharing.
Forum: Safety 08-03-2022, 07:50 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 10,660
Posted By goatflieg
Anti-Splat Ultimate Gust Lock saved my tail, and...

Anti-Splat Ultimate Gust Lock saved my tail, and according to many others, my bubble wrap protected the entire field from hail. Now recruiting volunteers to help remove tape glue.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-01-2022, 06:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 667
Posted By goatflieg
Perfect! You nailed it! Exactly what I was...

Perfect! You nailed it! Exactly what I was hoping to find. Thanks so much!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-31-2022, 01:14 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,476
Posted By goatflieg
I must have had 20 people thank me for that same...

I must have had 20 people thank me for that same reason... and my reply was always "Glad I could help!" The conversations in the Tippin compound helped keep me sane and talking with you and Toni at...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-31-2022, 11:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 667
Posted By goatflieg
OSH 22 HBC Overhead Photos Wanted!

I usually take one of the helicopter rides during AirVenture but I wasn't able to manage it this year. If anyone has photos of the Homebuilt Camping area from above, I would be ever so grateful if...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-31-2022, 09:46 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,476
Posted By goatflieg
OSH AirVenture 2022. It was the best of times;...

OSH AirVenture 2022. It was the best of times; it was the worst of times. It was the crowning achievement of flying into OSH, staying in Homebuilt Camping and being hosted and feted by dear friend...
Forum: Midwest 07-24-2022, 12:30 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,004
Posted By goatflieg
Made it in Friday about noon; easy arrival. ...

Made it in Friday about noon; easy arrival. Parked at the south end of Row 313; being hosted in Sleepy Hollow Campground but I'll have my tent set up after things dry up from last night's storm. ...
Forum: My RV Build Project 07-20-2022, 10:50 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 115,381
Posted By goatflieg
The latest Blogspot post is up; see link in...

The latest Blogspot post is up; see link in signature below. This will probably be the last one to be shared in this build update thread. The "build" is done; all else will be flying, maintenance...
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-18-2022, 11:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,235
Posted By goatflieg
I'll be there. It will be interesting to see...

I'll be there. It will be interesting to see just when I'll be around the airplane, but I'll be there. If you want contact info, send me a PM here.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-17-2022, 09:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,763
Posted By goatflieg
In addition to the Close Call in Marlette (posted...

In addition to the Close Call in Marlette (posted elsewhere) I visited my friends at the Canadian Aviation Museum where they revealed the FlightChops RV-14 in its new Yellowbird paint scheme. I got...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-17-2022, 07:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 733
Posted By goatflieg
For the main masking, I highly recommend Orbit 20...

For the main masking, I highly recommend Orbit 20 mil PVC pipe wrap tape. I learned of it at the Synergy Air quickbuilding course and have used it for many different applications. It's strong,...
Forum: Safety 07-17-2022, 07:44 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,839
Posted By goatflieg
Terry emailed two other photos of your deer...

Terry emailed two other photos of your deer strike to me yesterday. Wow. Sorry the plane was totalled but glad you guys survived it. I hit a deer while driving my friends Honda Civic through...
Forum: Safety 07-16-2022, 04:26 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,839
Posted By goatflieg
Close Call in Marlette: DEER!

I've had some experience with deer in cars; hit one long ago; missed many since then. I've read and heard stories about deer on airports; seen a few myself and tried to keep vigilant. But these...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 07-14-2022, 05:42 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,547
Posted By goatflieg
I'm gearing up to fly to AirVenture for the first...

I'm gearing up to fly to AirVenture for the first time. I plan to arrive the Friday before the event. I don't have your level of experience so I'm a bit nervous about it, but I'm doing a lot of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-10-2022, 11:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,067
Posted By goatflieg
What did you do with your RV this weekend (7/9 - 7/10) 2022

Had to jump start this. Another huge milestone this morning: Amy finally got to ride in the RV-8! Thank you, m'love, for all the support you have given this project. Now we both have the RV Grin! ...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 07-05-2022, 10:12 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,951
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: 2,007
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: 2,600
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: 3,794
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: 169
Views: 115,381
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: 5,243
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: 1,341
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: 911
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: 911
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: 1,341
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: 169
Views: 115,381
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: 1,133
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: 169
Views: 115,381
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: 169
Views: 115,381
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: 1,198
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: 10
Views: 1,890
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: 169
Views: 115,381
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: 2,978
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: 169
Views: 115,381
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: 1,853
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: 1,679
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: 3,102
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: 169
Views: 115,381
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: 363
Views: 106,143
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: 363
Views: 106,143
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: 2,679
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: 1,171
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: 169
Views: 115,381
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: 169
Views: 115,381
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: 169
Views: 115,381
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: 169
Views: 115,381
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: 1,289
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: 169
Views: 115,381
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: 702
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: 169
Views: 115,381
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: 2,976
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: 4,105
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: 1,490
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: 2,071
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: 1,490
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: 469
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...
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