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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-05-2021, 05:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 415
Posted By RV8Squaz
Thank you Waldo. I feel like I have the whole...

Thank you Waldo. I feel like I have the whole squadron behind me! Everyone has been extremely supportive. You guys rock!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-05-2021, 05:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 415
Posted By RV8Squaz
Ha, ha! Yeah, I can imagine. Some of the guys...

Ha, ha! Yeah, I can imagine. Some of the guys are already jokingly saying ďmove up!Ē Perhaps itís a little to soon.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-04-2021, 05:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 415
Posted By RV8Squaz
Nice recap Ron. But one minor correction... I...

Nice recap Ron. But one minor correction... I finished 1st in Intermediate, not Sportsman. And yes, you’re correct, it’s always more satisfying beating someone in a more capable airplane. The...
Forum: RV-9/9A 03-23-2021, 07:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 563
Posted By RV8Squaz
Youíre rivets look squeezed enough. Perhaps you...

Youíre rivets look squeezed enough. Perhaps you have enough room to fit a washer or two between the servo mounting flange and the brackets.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-17-2021, 08:45 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,419
Posted By RV8Squaz
Paul's article is very thorough. I would just...

Paul's article is very thorough. I would just like to add that once you've determined the general area of the leak, one way to pinpoint the exact source is to use the developer (powder) from a dye...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-24-2021, 06:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,516
Posted By RV8Squaz
Too Late!

Hey Allan. Where was this product 17 years ago when I needed it?! :) All kidding aside, that looks like another ingenious product.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-20-2021, 11:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,885
Posted By RV8Squaz
No, I don't. The SB applies to All RV-3, 4, 6/6A,...

No, I don't. The SB applies to All RV-3, 4, 6/6A, 7/7A, 8/8A Flying aircraft. I believe cracks have occurred on aircraft flown in all kinds of conditions. This is a known issue amongst several...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-18-2021, 07:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,885
Posted By RV8Squaz
Kurt, Your suggestion was spot on. I drilled...

Kurt,

Your suggestion was spot on. I drilled and snapped off the heads in the normal fashion. That left a little divot in the rivet shank from the point of the drill bit. I drilled into the divot...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-18-2021, 08:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,885
Posted By RV8Squaz
Thank you Kurt! Thatís exactly what I was...

Thank you Kurt! Thatís exactly what I was thinking about doing. Thank you for the confirmation. Have you had to do SB?
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-18-2021, 07:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,885
Posted By RV8Squaz
I have and understand those instructions. The...

I have and understand those instructions. The problem will surface when actually trying to punch or drill out the shank. The holding tool is there only to keep the nut plate from falling into the...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-18-2021, 05:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,885
Posted By RV8Squaz
SB 14-02-05 Elevator Spar Cracks

Hello,

Iím getting ready to perform the service bulletin that repairs the cracks in the elevator spar. I have cracks emanating from the upper and lower rivets that hold the nut plates for the...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 02-15-2021, 10:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,810
Posted By RV8Squaz
Yup, been there done that. Happened to me about...

Yup, been there done that. Happened to me about 9 years ago. I was in moderate turbulence at 2500. Was smelling a bit of fuel. I thought it was coming out of the vents since I had just refueled. ...
Forum: GPS 02-09-2021, 06:45 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,836
Posted By RV8Squaz
GPS antenna x 2 installed under the cowl like...

GPS antenna x 2 installed under the cowl like Steve says below. 1800 hours and 14 years later, still going strong. Easy, peasy.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-15-2021, 06:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,154
Posted By RV8Squaz
Blisters have occurred on tanks with MOGAS or...

Blisters have occurred on tanks with MOGAS or 100LL, QB or standard build, freshly painted or flown for 5 years without, gís or no gís, grass or no grass, nose wheel or tail dragger, primer or no...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-06-2021, 12:42 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,883
Posted By RV8Squaz
I've been using this one from...

I've been using this one from Tempest:

https://tempestplus.com/shop/can-cutter/

I've been using it several times a year for the past 13 years. It's pricey, but it has worked very well for me. I...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-01-2021, 08:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,192
Posted By RV8Squaz
For more info, check out my old thread...

For more info, check out my old thread here:

https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?t=153780
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-21-2020, 09:55 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,617
Posted By RV8Squaz
Donít fret. By the third time, installing and...

Donít fret. By the third time, installing and then removing an engine you get pretty good at it. Yes, thatís the voice of experience.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-18-2020, 08:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,080
Posted By RV8Squaz
Start now! I began my build the during the 10th...

Start now!

I began my build the during the 10th year of my 20 yr active duty career. I moved three times before retiring. I rented a U-Haul and did a partial DITY each time. Probably lost a...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 12-03-2020, 07:33 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,381
Posted By RV8Squaz
I like This even better. It could be made out of...

I like This even better. It could be made out of a short piece of slotted Nyla-Flo tubing.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 12-03-2020, 07:31 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,381
Posted By RV8Squaz
First, let me apologize for my very crude...

First, let me apologize for my very crude drawing. I was trying to do it in under 10 minutes to convey my thoughts..

How about some kind of spring that you simply push out of the way when you need...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 12-02-2020, 03:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 519
Posted By RV8Squaz
He's located in SW Florida. I remember being...

He's located in SW Florida.

I remember being quite pleased with Maggie Valley NC. You could fly into Jackson County (24A) or Asheville (AVL) The Biltmore is normally very nice during Christmas. ...
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-20-2020, 08:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,411
Posted By RV8Squaz
Without seeing pictures, if both tires are...

Without seeing pictures, if both tires are wearing symmetrically on the outer edges, this is fairly normal for an 8 due to the way the gear hangs. The solution is to flip the tires on the wheels. I...
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-15-2020, 01:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,362
Posted By RV8Squaz
Here it is. Disregard missing valve cover screws....

Here it is. Disregard missing valve cover screws. I just did a wobble check.
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-15-2020, 05:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,362
Posted By RV8Squaz
I went with option #1. 13 years and 1800 hours,...

I went with option #1. 13 years and 1800 hours, itís still going strong. I may go to the hangar later. Iíll try to remember to snap a picture.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-29-2020, 12:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 998
Posted By RV8Squaz
Bummer. Thank you very much.

Bummer. Thank you very much.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-29-2020, 11:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 998
Posted By RV8Squaz
Eagle Engines Redding CA

Hello,

Do you know if they're still in business? Anyone have any contact info? Thanks!
Forum: Safety 10-15-2020, 08:01 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 8,320
Posted By RV8Squaz
This incident reminds me of a near accident I had...

This incident reminds me of a near accident I had many decades ago in a C-150 Texas Taildragger conversion. Back then, Cessnaís were experiencing seat track failures and I became the victim of such...
Forum: Safety 10-15-2020, 07:47 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 8,320
Posted By RV8Squaz
Iím one of the friends that has experienced...

Iím one of the friends that has experienced significant seat back deformation. Iím actually in the midst of putting the finishing touches on my new and improved (read very heavy) seat back. The new...
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-07-2020, 06:42 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,934
Posted By RV8Squaz
Install a step! A friend of mine bought a...

Install a step! A friend of mine bought a gorgeous RV-8 that has a step installed by the original builder. At first I thought it looked a little weird, but I must admit it sure is convenient for...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-30-2020, 04:24 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 12,380
Posted By RV8Squaz
Be careful that your flaps arenít extending too...

Be careful that your flaps arenít extending too far. The leading edge of the flap can pop out from under the wing skin. Later during retraction, the popped out leading can cause significant damage.
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-25-2020, 06:34 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,837
Posted By RV8Squaz
It is hard on the engine, on everything in fact. ...

It is hard on the engine, on everything in fact. It is going to be harder on the aircraft than flying at 1 g level flight. Although the airplane is designed for aerobatics, it will require more...
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-25-2020, 06:05 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,837
Posted By RV8Squaz
It is a Vans prohibited maneuver because the tail...

It is a Vans prohibited maneuver because the tail is not structurally designed for the loads. As for knife edge passes, pushrods are not required. The correct rudder input will put tension on the...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 09-24-2020, 07:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,290
Posted By RV8Squaz
WOW!

Thank you very much Bryan. Iím looking forward to the upgrade of my lights!
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-23-2020, 09:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,121
Posted By RV8Squaz
Hello Karl. Thank you! Sent you a...

Hello Karl. Thank you! Sent you a pm.

Hollywood. I would love to sometime. You could deliver them to FFC! Ha.:) I hope all is well with you.
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-22-2020, 06:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,121
Posted By RV8Squaz
Inventory list

Hello all,

Does anyone have a current empennage parts inventory list? Bonus points if you have the parts list for the flaps too. Thank you very much!
Forum: Tools 09-11-2020, 01:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,431
Posted By RV8Squaz
Youíre welcome Randy. Glad it helped. Dan and...

Youíre welcome Randy. Glad it helped. Dan and Gil contributed significantly and clarified things a bit.
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-24-2020, 07:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,159
Posted By RV8Squaz
Thank you for the compliment George! But I did...

Thank you for the compliment George! But I did have a slight advantage when I started flying my RV IFR... 20+ years of military flying, 11 as an IP, and often looking cross cockpit. I also fly for...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-23-2020, 06:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,916
Posted By RV8Squaz
Itís too bad I donít have any pictures because it...

Itís too bad I donít have any pictures because it was a fun weekend indeed.

Friday

We were supposed to do a 12 ship pass and then a missing man formation with the remaining airplanes in 4 ship...
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-20-2020, 01:18 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 17,123
Posted By RV8Squaz
That is stunning! Congratulations.

That is stunning! Congratulations.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-07-2020, 06:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,160
Posted By RV8Squaz
If you donít plan on sustained negative G and...

If you donít plan on sustained negative G and have no inverted oil, there is no need for a flop tube.

FWIW, I installed my flop tube circa 2000-2001. My airplane was put in service in 2007. I...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-06-2020, 07:54 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,103
Posted By RV8Squaz
Iím surprised no one has mentioned Aviation...

Iím surprised no one has mentioned Aviation Laboratoryís Clear View. I like it better than Plexus, itís easier to wipe off and very effective.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-01-2020, 04:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,310
Posted By RV8Squaz
1. I wanted a good cross-country airplane and a...

1. I wanted a good cross-country airplane and a capable aerobat. There were none better. In production airplanes the two missions are mutually exclusive. I considered the Harmon Rocket II, but as...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-30-2020, 05:57 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,216
Posted By RV8Squaz
I have 1700+ hours on my RV-8. I just got...

I have 1700+ hours on my RV-8. I just got started on my 4th set of tires. My kit originally came with the McCreary Air Hawk tires. At 500-600 hours I switched to the Goodyear Flight Special ll. I...
Forum: ADS-B 07-07-2020, 08:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,986
Posted By RV8Squaz
Check for a software/firmware update on the...

Check for a software/firmware update on the website. Mine had same symptoms a while back ago... worked fine for a while then didn?t. Updated, then worked fine.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-02-2020, 04:06 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,605
Posted By RV8Squaz
Yup, love the sequence card!

Yup, love the sequence card!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-29-2020, 08:51 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 8,277
Posted By RV8Squaz
Thank you very much for the compliment Eric. ...

Thank you very much for the compliment Eric. While flying smooth and not thrashing the controls and the airplane around, I do feel that I abused my airplane to some degree.

I sincerely believe...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-29-2020, 07:47 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 8,277
Posted By RV8Squaz
Please excuse my absence from this thread. I...

Please excuse my absence from this thread. I just got back yesterday afternoon form a 10 day trip out west in the Bonanza with the family. It was hoot!

Yes, it is I, Jerry Esquenazi, that had...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-13-2020, 05:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,344
Posted By RV8Squaz
What he said above, I endorse fully. 1. Get to...

What he said above, I endorse fully.

1. Get to know your RV.
2. Take a basic aerobatic course.
3. Take an RV experienced aerobatic instructor with you in your plane for a few hours of aerobatic...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-09-2020, 05:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,999
Posted By RV8Squaz
I downloaded the app. It's pretty cool. The app...

I downloaded the app. It's pretty cool. The app appears to mimic the charts in the Lycoming Operator's Manual which are based on Maximum Power Mixture, approximately 100-150 deg F ROP.

P.S. I...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-08-2020, 01:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,999
Posted By RV8Squaz
As Bob said, anything under 75%, lean as you...

As Bob said, anything under 75%, lean as you like. You can use the rule of 48 rule of thumb to estimate 75% power. Add the manifold pressure and the rpm in hundreds to reach 48. For...
Forum: Formation Flying 05-18-2020, 08:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 999
Posted By RV8Squaz
Awesome job guys! So proud of you!

Awesome job guys! So proud of you!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-14-2020, 12:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 769
Posted By RV8Squaz
Vic is THE MAN!!! https://baselegaviation.com/

Vic is THE MAN!!!

https://baselegaviation.com/
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-11-2020, 04:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 456
Posted By RV8Squaz
Have you called Cleveland? I?m betting that if...

Have you called Cleveland? I?m betting that if you do, they?ll ask you to send it back and replace the sleeve for you.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 05-07-2020, 07:26 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,704
Posted By RV8Squaz
Let?s see... Two variations in roll rate, -2 pts...

Let?s see...

Two variations in roll rate, -2 pts
A couple of variations in turn rate, -2 pts
A lengthy pause between roll reversals, -1 pt
A 100? altitude loss, -1 pt

The average guy just got a...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 05-07-2020, 07:18 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,704
Posted By RV8Squaz
I know, it would be great if could partner. The...

I know, it would be great if could partner. The airplanes I?ve been looking are late 90?s - mid-2000?s Extra 300L. They?ve been in the $200-250K range making it much more affordable as a...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 05-06-2020, 08:42 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,704
Posted By RV8Squaz
Hi Brian, Everything you wrote above is...

Hi Brian,

Everything you wrote above is absolutely correct. It takes considerably more push than pull to do a good roller which I never quite got. I also used all of the rudder I could get. Like...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-05-2020, 06:22 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 896
Posted By RV8Squaz
I was happy to read about how positive he is on...

I was happy to read about how positive he is on RV?s. And it was a nice surprise to see my airplane pictured in the article! A couple of my friends told me about it before I even got to my...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 04-21-2020, 05:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,421
Posted By RV8Squaz
Warren, Got any pics? I?ve never really enjoyed...

Warren,

Got any pics? I?ve never really enjoyed doing this task, especially alone. Scares the **** out me.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-18-2020, 06:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,809
Posted By RV8Squaz
Hearts Over Georgia

The Falcon RV Squadron at its finest!

Practice coverage:
https://www.fox5atlanta.com/news/atlanta-pilots-skywriting-message-of-hope

Radio...
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-10-2020, 10:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 875
Posted By RV8Squaz
Hi Buck! I hope you're doing well buddy. AN-3...

Hi Buck! I hope you're doing well buddy. AN-3 is probably overkill for a lightweight avionics shelf. I would go with a #8 screw. A #6 is likely more than strong enough too, but sometimes those...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-06-2020, 07:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,339
Posted By RV8Squaz
It?s depressing for sure, but it?s not a terrible...

It?s depressing for sure, but it?s not a terrible job to replace the rib and skin. A friend of mine had similar damage to the top side of the outboard skin. Maybe he?ll chime in here and write...
Forum: Formation Flying 04-06-2020, 07:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,735
Posted By RV8Squaz
Well done men! Looked beautiful.

Well done men! Looked beautiful.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-10-2020, 06:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,268
Posted By RV8Squaz
Hey Ralph, FYI, 1" displacement, 36" from the...

Hey Ralph,

FYI, 1" displacement, 36" from the axle gives me 1.59 deg. Someone please check my math.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-09-2020, 08:41 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,089
Posted By RV8Squaz
I got to exercise my airplane a bit on Saturday....

I got to exercise my airplane a bit on Saturday. I hadn’t flown my RV in over three weeks due to work, weather, vacation, and messing with the Bonanza some. I flew south about 30 miles, got some...
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