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Forum: RV General Discussion/News Today, 04:31 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,520
Posted By goatflieg
Lots of depressing distractions so far this...

Lots of depressing distractions so far this month; only managing 1-2 hrs. in shop per day. Yesterday afternoon I carried a beer out to the shop, sat in my "Designated Happy Place" chair and just...
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-07-2021, 02:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 549
Posted By goatflieg
For those of you who used felt, what adhesive did...

For those of you who used felt, what adhesive did you use? I'm assuming contact cement; looking for specific recommendations.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-07-2021, 12:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 493
Posted By goatflieg
An interesting thread for me, having just removed...

An interesting thread for me, having just removed my engine from its mount for the first time due to the crankshaft AD. I had to follow the same procedure of unscrewing the bolts to release them,...
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-06-2021, 02:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 549
Posted By goatflieg
Wow... glad I read this now, as I was just...

Wow... glad I read this now, as I was just planning to paint the interior surfaces of my skirts before riveting them on. Thanks Paul! (for the millionth time)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-01-2021, 11:48 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,214
Posted By goatflieg
Happy New Year Jay! Your post helped remind me,...

Happy New Year Jay! Your post helped remind me, so I made my donation today. Always nice to be able to update my donation year in my signature. Glad to be here... glad we're all here. As I just...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 12-30-2020, 11:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,150
Posted By goatflieg
Duly noted, as the wheel pant fabrication is...

Duly noted, as the wheel pant fabrication is approaching and I have two of those very dollies in my garage. Thanks for the tip!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-27-2020, 10:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,982
Posted By goatflieg
On Christmas Day I finished all disconnecting...

On Christmas Day I finished all disconnecting duties and, with the assistance of my brother-in-law Dave, I removed the engine and set it in its rolling table foam nest. After cleaning up the shop, I...
Forum: My RV Build Project 12-27-2020, 07:37 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 72,377
Posted By goatflieg
Latest RV-8 blogspot blog is posted; see link in...

Latest RV-8 blogspot blog is posted; see link in signature below. A bizarre ending to a rough year... but much progress was made overall, so that's good. Here's the obligatory teaser...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-27-2020, 07:27 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 29,754
Posted By goatflieg
My DAR explained it thusly: If my aircraft had...

My DAR explained it thusly: If my aircraft had already been certified airworthy, technically "the AD is not applicable". But since my aircraft has not yet been certified as airworthy, he his...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-22-2020, 10:49 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 29,754
Posted By goatflieg
News from Barrett

Called Rhonda this morning after reading the latest posts here. Since I contacted her early as this situation unfolded, she confirmed it would be wise for me to get the engine ready to get back to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-22-2020, 09:41 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,997
Posted By goatflieg
Bill, thanks so much for sharing these videos! I...

Bill, thanks so much for sharing these videos! I learned to fly at PAO back in the '80s and flew all around the Bay Area until I moved to NorCal in 2000. When I moved back to Michigan in 2008 and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-20-2020, 10:30 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,997
Posted By goatflieg
I want to apologize for starting this thread with...

I want to apologize for starting this thread with such a depressing post. As builders, sometimes our world can be so wonderful... at other times it can be devastating. All of life is like this. I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-20-2020, 10:14 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,997
Posted By goatflieg
What did I do with my RV this weekend, you ask? ...

What did I do with my RV this weekend, you ask? Well, since you asked, I guess I'll tell you. I'm getting ready to do the hardest thing I've ever had to do on this build... actually, one of the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-18-2020, 02:24 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 29,754
Posted By goatflieg
Stress does strange things to your mind......

Stress does strange things to your mind... especially when, for the moment, you can't bring yourself to do anything else. Only twenty seconds long... but very...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-14-2020, 02:25 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 29,754
Posted By goatflieg
This website has helped in so many ways in the...

This website has helped in so many ways in the past... but nothing compares to the help and encouragement gained by hearing the stories of others who have faced and overcome such mounumental...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-14-2020, 08:32 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 29,754
Posted By goatflieg
I just spoke with my DAR and with Rhonda at...

I just spoke with my DAR and with Rhonda at Barrett. Here's what I know so far: Because my aircraft has not yet received an airworthiness certificate, I am bound by the AD to get the crankshaft...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-13-2020, 02:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 821
Posted By goatflieg
See previous thread on this subject. It's been...

See previous thread on this subject. It's been proposed for a long time and just hit the fan, as it were. Yes, I'm affected. https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?t=189895
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-13-2020, 01:38 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 29,754
Posted By goatflieg
You got that right. I went to the airport and...

You got that right. I went to the airport and worked on the sim... didn't help much. Pacing the house (and the internet) like a caged animal right now. At least it's technically not a problem...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-13-2020, 09:13 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 29,754
Posted By goatflieg
I am beyond devastated. I did research, and...

I am beyond devastated. I did research, and according to part numbers and serial numbers, my crankshaft is one of the bad ones. My Barrett-built $30K engine with only 45 minutes of dyno time has to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-06-2020, 08:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,538
Posted By goatflieg
Making more progress on the wing...

Making more progress on the wing...
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-05-2020, 07:47 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 668
Posted By goatflieg
Looking forward to rescheduling my time with him...

Looking forward to rescheduling my time with him in spring/summer 2021.
Forum: My RV Build Project 12-04-2020, 11:22 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 72,377
Posted By goatflieg
Agreed... and they're on my wish list. But I'm...

Agreed... and they're on my wish list. But I'm at the point in the build where the amount of money I've spent on it is getting alarming... and I'm trying not to buy things until I really need them. ...
Forum: My RV Build Project 12-04-2020, 08:36 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 72,377
Posted By goatflieg
Hiking up my skirt again...

After cutting openings for the landing/taxi lights in the wing tips, the shop was filled with the acrid smell caused by trimming fiberglass. I thought I'd air out the shop so I opened the garage...
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-24-2020, 03:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,046
Posted By goatflieg
My 2015 quickbuild kit has the correct hardware...

My 2015 quickbuild kit has the correct hardware installed. I thought it would.. but... whew.
Forum: My RV Build Project 11-24-2020, 10:02 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 72,377
Posted By goatflieg
For me, it's very true that often in life, you...

For me, it's very true that often in life, you have to laugh to keep from crying. Especially this year. This morning I was pondering what music playlist would be good for our small Thanksgiving...
Forum: RV-14 11-22-2020, 01:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,630
Posted By goatflieg
Time for me to check in with similar questions. ...

Time for me to check in with similar questions. My wings are in the cradle and I'd like to get as much wing tip finishing done as possible before painting and final assembly. I've already drilled...
Forum: My RV Build Project 11-20-2020, 10:51 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 72,377
Posted By goatflieg
Yeah, that was the idea... but it was a joke...

Yeah, that was the idea... but it was a joke photo. I included more "joke photos" in the post... some of which I can't share here. ;)
Forum: My RV Build Project 11-20-2020, 11:30 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 72,377
Posted By goatflieg
Latest blogspot blog is up; see link in...

Latest blogspot blog is up; see link in signature. Crawling continues toward completion and some milestones met... with a little help from my friends. Here's the teaser...
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-20-2020, 06:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,443
Posted By goatflieg
I had a great experience working with Classic...

I had a great experience working with Classic Aero Designs. They were very responsive to my inquiries, sent me lots of samples and sourced some special fabric from Hooker Harnesses so that I could...
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-29-2020, 10:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,050
Posted By goatflieg
YES!! I am SO there right now. I do a little...

YES!! I am SO there right now. I do a little and can't stand it and do something else on the build... then get distracted by life... and get back to it, do a little, can't stand it, do something...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-05-2020, 09:38 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,465
Posted By goatflieg
Good points... but I don't think they apply to...

Good points... but I don't think they apply to me. I was always 50/50 in the want-to-build/want-to-fly camps; when I'm done building I'll be able to focus the rest of my life on becoming the best...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-04-2020, 03:19 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,465
Posted By goatflieg
I am in the exact same place with my RV-8. The...

I am in the exact same place with my RV-8. The canopy skirt is somehow very discouraging, and I really wish I didn't have to do it... but I do... but I don't know how to do it, even though I do... I...
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-03-2020, 11:54 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,054
Posted By goatflieg
Based on the feedback I've received here and on...

Based on the feedback I've received here and on other builder sites, I will be installing this smaller fire extinguisher in the front cockpit. I now have two extinguishers installed in the aircraft;...
Forum: My RV Build Project 08-29-2020, 04:56 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 72,377
Posted By goatflieg
Latest RV-8 blogspot post is up. A lot of words...

Latest RV-8 blogspot post is up. A lot of words and a lot of pictures documenting not a lot of progress... or so it would seem. See link in my signature below. Here's the obligatory teaser...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-28-2020, 10:59 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 10,680
Posted By goatflieg
I ordered my pair today. I'm fortunate that I'll...

I ordered my pair today. I'm fortunate that I'll be able to get them installed before final paint. It will be interesting to see what the final cost will be. Delivery snafus being pervasive...
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-16-2020, 08:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,640
Posted By goatflieg
Too bad Garmin doesn't build human components......

Too bad Garmin doesn't build human components... you could just upgrade. ;) Congrats, Danny and Doll!
Forum: Trip Write-ups 07-03-2020, 02:30 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 9,681
Posted By goatflieg
This one spoke to me as well. It brought back...

This one spoke to me as well. It brought back memories of all the wonderful road trips I've made up and down the Owens Valley. I loved the way you used archival photos, then took current photos...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 06-28-2020, 02:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,527
Posted By goatflieg
I used the showplanes bracket, but had it...

I used the showplanes bracket, but had it modified slightly for cable adjuster clearance; some judicious bends put in with a sheet metal brake did the trick.
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-28-2020, 02:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,716
Posted By goatflieg
Follow up

After reviewing the suggestions here, I consulted with Curt Martin (multiple aircraft builder) in the shop. He agreed that it was best to start from the back, and although he understood my concerns...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-28-2020, 07:30 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,148
Posted By goatflieg
You've already received some very accurate advice...

You've already received some very accurate advice here. Allow me to share my input as an RV-8 builder about 85% done. I had one foot planted firmly in each build-vs-fly camp, with a little more...
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-27-2020, 05:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,716
Posted By goatflieg
RV-8 Misfit Canopy

When initially fitting my canopy to the frame and fuselage, it looked like I would have problems fitting the canopy to the aft end of the canopy frame. Terry Lutz and Carl Franz were helping me with...
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-23-2020, 11:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,054
Posted By goatflieg
I'll be interested in hearing your follow up;...

I'll be interested in hearing your follow up; feel free to share in the video comments too. I'm leading up to my Big Cut on the canopy, so I'll be able to test it with the canopy closed soon. I've...
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-23-2020, 10:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,054
Posted By goatflieg
Fire Extinguisher Deployment Test Video

Since the location of the fire extinguisher in an RV-8 can be tricky, I thought I'd share my experience in deciding how and where to install mine, and determining how well it will work. Enjoy... and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-21-2020, 09:46 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,767
Posted By goatflieg
Well and humbly spoken. May you always fly...

Well and humbly spoken. May you always fly safely with honest wisdom as your guide.
Forum: Reviews 06-18-2020, 06:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 926
Posted By goatflieg
I have also had an excellent experience with...

I have also had an excellent experience with Stewart Transport. On time; friendly and helpful driver; got right to the end of my driveway, which wasn't expected. Highly recommend.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 06-15-2020, 10:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 977
Posted By goatflieg
Engoyed it, Stu. Can't wait till I'm making my...

Engoyed it, Stu. Can't wait till I'm making my own time lapse RV-8 videos. Looks like I'm getting canopy work done this weekend; I'll keep you posted.
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-15-2020, 09:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,496
Posted By goatflieg
This has been a helpful thread for me as I'm...

This has been a helpful thread for me as I'm finally getting around to fitting my canopy. Got some good advice and some follow-up calls from PMs I sent out (Thanks Scott) and have experienced...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-14-2020, 04:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,473
Posted By goatflieg
Started back in with some canopy work. Did a...

Started back in with some canopy work. Did a little more flirting with the neighborhood (see Confessions of a Shop Flirt thread) as I prepped the canopy interior for coating with Discoat. Didn't...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-14-2020, 08:05 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 594
Posted By goatflieg
Discoat 4220 Issues

Based on recommendations here, I bought some Discoat 4220 protective coating to coat the inside of the canopy during fabrication. The product didn't appear as expected; syrupy and almost lumpy, as...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-13-2020, 04:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,696
Posted By goatflieg
"Hey, neighbor... like whatcha see?" ...

"Hey, neighbor... like whatcha see?" ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-13-2020, 04:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,696
Posted By goatflieg
"Holy cow! Is that an...

"Holy cow! Is that an...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-13-2020, 04:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,696
Posted By goatflieg
Couldn't resist hiking up the skirt again today. ...

Couldn't resist hiking up the skirt again today. No lookers. Darn newfangled kids... don't know what they're missing.
"Hey, what's that guy got in his...
Forum: RV-10 06-13-2020, 04:32 PM
Replies: 488
Views: 503,594
Posted By goatflieg
Man... your phone camera gets great photos! I...

Man... your phone camera gets great photos! I found myself wishing I had brought the Canon today so I could share the photos I could have taken with it... but these are beautiful. Couldn't top them...
Forum: Midwest 06-13-2020, 09:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,139
Posted By goatflieg
If Barrett Precision Engines is part of your...

If Barrett Precision Engines is part of your research, I'll share the documentary of my engine build there with you, if you find it helpful. You can fast forward through the travel bits if you like;...
Forum: My RV Build Project 06-11-2020, 10:03 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 72,377
Posted By goatflieg
Latest Blogspot RV-8 blog is up; see link in...

Latest Blogspot RV-8 blog is up; see link in signature. Shorter than the last one; easy read; lotsa pics... and a couple of milestones... or kidney stones... whatever they were, I passed 'em. ...
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-02-2020, 09:42 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,118
Posted By goatflieg
This casual shot doesn't make much sense to me. ...

This casual shot doesn't make much sense to me. How many CFIs pursue their ratings in taildraggers? What's the implication here? Are you saying that the skill sets that CFIs possess allow them to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-02-2020, 07:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,261
Posted By goatflieg
I'm preparing my paperwork and I'll be able to...

I'm preparing my paperwork and I'll be able to answer your question after I speak to MI DOT reps and send it all in. Probably send you a PM.
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-01-2020, 02:19 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,118
Posted By goatflieg
I know RV-8s are relatively docile, but...

I know RV-8s are relatively docile, but personally I would never take my foot off the rudder pedals when rolling out in any taildragger, even to troubleshoot a fault.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-01-2020, 02:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,261
Posted By goatflieg
FAA Experimental Registration done FAST!

When I prepared my paperwork for my FAA registration, I was expecting 90 to 120 days before I'd receive my registration card. I mailed my packet on May 19; it was received in Oklahoma on May 25 and...
Forum: Reviews 05-22-2020, 11:17 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 550
Posted By goatflieg
I've also done business with them and they do...

I've also done business with them and they do indeed provide great customer service.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-17-2020, 07:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,923
Posted By goatflieg
Sorry gang; I don't know the exact difference in...

Sorry gang; I don't know the exact difference in weight. A rough extrapolation based on information gathered from Aircraft Spruce: each square foot weighs 0.16 pound. I used about 14 sq.ft., plus...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-16-2020, 07:56 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,568
Posted By goatflieg
Not a bad idea... but mirrors don't require...

Not a bad idea... but mirrors don't require wires, WiFi, batteries, adaptors or monitors...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-15-2020, 08:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,923
Posted By goatflieg
I had a feeling that suffix had something to do...

I had a feeling that suffix had something to do with it, as it was on all addresses. Now I have to figure out why Google Photos is suddenly putting it there. This test accurately depicts the effect...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-15-2020, 04:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,923
Posted By goatflieg
The part number is 08-00600; here's a link with...

The part number is 08-00600; here's a link with description:
https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/eppages/heatbarriers.php
I'm pretty sure the composite material will do a much better job of...
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