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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-26-2022, 03:46 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,301
Posted By Lkitson
Gave rides to three of my teenage cousins that...

Gave rides to three of my teenage cousins that were in town for Thanksgiving one of whom is a pre-solo student pilot. She's the serious looking one in the first photo - concentrating on keeping it...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-26-2022, 03:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 353
Posted By Lkitson
You're right to be concerned. The attached...

You're right to be concerned.

The attached photos show a crack in the lower skin of my right hand flap that originated at the inboard most rivet that ties the two skins together on the bottom of...
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-22-2022, 06:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,105
Posted By Lkitson
Thanks for posting that. I ran out to HF last...

Thanks for posting that. I ran out to HF last night a bought one. It should make a great tail stand to replace the sawhorse I use now.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-11-2022, 08:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 401
Posted By Lkitson
Another satisfied customer here. Just installed...

Another satisfied customer here. Just installed it today. This one is for a mini-4 Great product and excellent customer service.
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-10-2022, 08:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 757
Posted By Lkitson
I have a 10" EFIS and would still put the...

I have a 10" EFIS and would still put the avionics inspection panel in the front baggage area if I was doing it again. It has come in handy for troubleshooting avionics issues. I find it far easier...
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-01-2022, 06:50 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,065
Posted By Lkitson
The only issue I can think of is that any fuel...

The only issue I can think of is that any fuel leaks from the fuel pump or fuel lines near it would be less obvious.

I agree it would be very difficult to step on one of the fuel lines without...
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-28-2022, 11:16 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,657
Posted By Lkitson
I have an 8 also. Rather that using screws for...

I have an 8 also. Rather that using screws for those front two Skybolt locations, if you just leave off the retaining clips that hold the grommets in place you can completely remove the stud/grommet...
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-27-2022, 06:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 939
Posted By Lkitson
I made a bracket for an adel clamp to support the...

I made a bracket for an adel clamp to support the cable between the trim servo tray and skin and inboard of the servo mounting screws.
Forum: Southeast 10-20-2022, 06:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 873
Posted By Lkitson
I used a 16 foot car trailer that my...

I used a 16 foot car trailer that my Brother-in-law was able to borrow. It was just big enough to get all three wheels on. I would think you'd be able to rent one from a tool rental business. Of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-15-2022, 07:43 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,894
Posted By Lkitson
Took my Mom up for her first flight in my RV. She...

Took my Mom up for her first flight in my RV. She loved it!
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-08-2022, 05:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,795
Posted By Lkitson
That's what I used. It was enough to get it...

That's what I used. It was enough to get it close. Then I did the in-flight calibration procedure during one of the early flights to get it dialed in.
Forum: Reviews 10-06-2022, 11:05 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,642
Posted By Lkitson
Plus one for Milwaukee. I have this one ...

Plus one for Milwaukee. I have this one ...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-03-2022, 06:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,843
Posted By Lkitson
How many hours/landings are on it?

How many hours/landings are on it?
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-01-2022, 06:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,028
Posted By Lkitson
Closed and locked right before applying power for...

Closed and locked right before applying power for the run up.
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-30-2022, 06:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,438
Posted By Lkitson
I bought this...

I bought this https://www.rvplasticparts.com/product-page/small-mirror-mount

and this https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08P42KJ5N?psc=1&ref=ppx_yo2ov_dt_b_product_details

They work well together. The...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-20-2022, 06:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,139
Posted By Lkitson
Met with some local FSDO guys at my hangar so...

Met with some local FSDO guys at my hangar so they could look over my airplane and issue me a Repairman Certificate for it.
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-16-2022, 02:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,021
Posted By Lkitson
Great idea. Do you find that you periodically...

Great idea. Do you find that you periodically adjust it in flight or did you just need to set it once to center the ball at cruise speed?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-14-2022, 05:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,228
Posted By Lkitson
Flew my 8 to it's first fly-in. Pancake...

Flew my 8 to it's first fly-in.

Pancake breakfast at KRVL.
Forum: Tools 08-10-2022, 07:23 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,153
Posted By Lkitson
I have the same one. Very happy with it.

I have the same one. Very happy with it.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-05-2022, 05:56 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,685
Posted By Lkitson
I'm another one who installed the stall warning...

I'm another one who installed the stall warning switch and ended up removing it. As other's have said it's a redundant nuisance.
Forum: Fiberglass 08-04-2022, 03:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 609
Posted By Lkitson
Dan's method described in this thread worked...

Dan's method described in this thread worked great for me.

https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?t=88707
Forum: Northeast 08-04-2022, 10:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 718
Posted By Lkitson
I checked with a friend who had a hangar at KPNE...

I checked with a friend who had a hangar at KPNE until early this year. He said the hangars are owned by the city but Atlantic Aviation handles the...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-01-2022, 10:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,839
Posted By Lkitson
My close quarter's dimple dies came with nails in...

My close quarter's dimple dies came with nails in addition to the copper mandrels. I'm not sure what they are but they have a large flat head. You could probably give Cleaveland a call to find out...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-31-2022, 02:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 921
Posted By Lkitson
Just found this on Youtube....

Just found this on Youtube.

https://youtu.be/N3NuYnNCpHQ

At around 2:10 they fly over HBC..

Is that your plane in the center?
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-21-2022, 11:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 956
Posted By Lkitson
https://www.gen-aircraft-hardware.com/

https://www.gen-aircraft-hardware.com/
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-21-2022, 03:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 820
Posted By Lkitson
Curious What changes are supposed to be in the...

Curious What changes are supposed to be in the new release that you're interested in?
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-17-2022, 12:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,504
Posted By Lkitson
I noticed the same thing when reviewing the rear...

I noticed the same thing when reviewing the rear facing go-pro footage from my phase 1 acro testing. A puff of smoke came out from under the tail after a hammerhead turn. I attribute it to oil...
Forum: Propellers 06-29-2022, 06:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 797
Posted By Lkitson
I have the same setup. I'll take some...

I have the same setup. I'll take some measurements when I go to the hangar tonight.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-27-2022, 12:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,347
Posted By Lkitson
Completed Phase 1 testing and signed off Phase 1...

Completed Phase 1 testing and signed off Phase 1 in the log book :).
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-24-2022, 07:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,241
Posted By Lkitson
I didn't have any problem with the letters...

I didn't have any problem with the letters falling off of the transfer sheet. The only issue I had was making contact with the panel surface before I was ready while lining them up and having them...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-24-2022, 05:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,188
Posted By Lkitson
Plus one for the rudder wedge from...

Plus one for the rudder wedge from rvplasticparts.com. The one I bought from them was the perfect size to center the ball on my airplane at cruise.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-20-2022, 09:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 517
Posted By Lkitson
Dave Farmer in Delaware does it. I'll PM you his...

Dave Farmer in Delaware does it. I'll PM you his phone number
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-25-2022, 09:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,183
Posted By Lkitson
I used rigid closed cell insulation board that I...

I used rigid closed cell insulation board that I had laying around the shop. I also fabricated an aluminum angle and riveted it to the door hinge support to help hold the foam in and to give it a...
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-25-2022, 07:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,561
Posted By Lkitson
I had a similar noise for the first time last...

I had a similar noise for the first time last weekend when it was in the 90's here in PA. Afterwards I realized that since it was so hot it was the first time I've flown the airplane with both panel...
Forum: My RV Build Project 05-24-2022, 09:41 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 121,814
Posted By Lkitson
Congrats Martin! It just gets better and better...

Congrats Martin! It just gets better and better as you get more comfortable.
Forum: My RV Build Project 04-29-2022, 07:37 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 121,814
Posted By Lkitson
Congrats Marty.

Congrats Marty.
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-22-2022, 11:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 977
Posted By Lkitson
Here's a previous thread with some...

Here's a previous thread with some photos

https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?t=187574
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-20-2022, 06:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,239
Posted By Lkitson
Cap screws

I installed my forward baggage floor with socket head cap screws and use a ball end allen socket on my 1/4 inch drive electric ratchet to install/removed them. Makes it a lot easer to take the floor...
Forum: RV-10 04-01-2022, 05:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 615
Posted By Lkitson
The Flight Shop carries a lot of click bond...

The Flight Shop carries a lot of click bond products

https://www.theflightshop.com/Home/ClickBondAuthorizedDistributor
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-12-2022, 08:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 978
Posted By Lkitson
There's a stack of washers on the eyebolts that...

There's a stack of washers on the eyebolts that pass through the firewall on which the forward end of the rudder cables are attached. If you put the washers on the forward side of the firewall it...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-11-2022, 07:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 539
Posted By Lkitson
Yes. If you hold down button number 1 (the left...

Yes. If you hold down button number 1 (the left most button) it will power up if you have a back up battery installed.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-10-2022, 12:42 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,440
Posted By Lkitson
My EFIS is wired to come on with the master but I...

My EFIS is wired to come on with the master but I usually turn it on as the first step in the start sequence by using the Dynon back up battery. This is the way Cessna has you start the G1000...
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-09-2022, 06:28 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,709
Posted By Lkitson
Here's where I put them on my 8 1) Comm 1 2)...

Here's where I put them on my 8

1) Comm 1
2) Comm 2
3) ADS-B In
4) Transponder
5) SV-2020 GPS
6) Avidyne GPS

Placement takes into account the requirements in the Dynon installation manual.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-05-2022, 04:23 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 639
Posted By Lkitson
I bought a gasket from airflow performance to use...

I bought a gasket from airflow performance to use for the inlet on my Avstar AVX-5VA1 which I think is basically the same as your Precision Airmotive Servo....
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-02-2022, 01:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,020
Posted By Lkitson
I mounted it behind the panel too. It fits well...

I mounted it behind the panel too. It fits well between the cross braces
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-24-2022, 03:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 624
Posted By Lkitson
I had a similar problem for both my throttle and...

I had a similar problem for both my throttle and mixture. I ended up getting a shorter throttle lever from the manufacturer of my fuel servo and using the original throttle lever for the mixture. The...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-21-2022, 06:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,129
Posted By Lkitson
Dave, Per the Foreflight Mobile manual...."TFR...

Dave, Per the Foreflight Mobile manual...."TFR shapes are shown in yellow until
8 hours before the scheduled start time. Within 8 hours of the TFR being active, it is shown in red until the end of...
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-01-2022, 07:09 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,742
Posted By Lkitson
They're Hartwell latches. I bought used ones but...

They're Hartwell latches. I bought used ones but I don't recall where I got them. It might have been Ebay. New ones are pricey.
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-17-2022, 07:43 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,470
Posted By Lkitson
I used the one from McMaster Carr Described in...

I used the one from McMaster Carr Described in the link above and it works great. Hold's the door open when it's open and holds it closed when it's in the closed position. You just need to be sure to...
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-10-2022, 07:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,742
Posted By Lkitson
I used these for my aft baggage...

I used these for my aft baggage shelf

https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/pnpages/NAS1352-08-8P.php

A ball end allen socket on an electric ratchet makes for easy installation/removal.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-07-2022, 03:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,558
Posted By Lkitson
I used drytransfer.com -...

I used drytransfer.com - http://www.drytransfer.com/ and was happy with them.

Most of my lettering was Arial Rounded MT Bold, mostly 10 pt.
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-01-2022, 04:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,769
Posted By Lkitson
Your question implies a traditional radio stack,...

Your question implies a traditional radio stack, but assuming you’re planning to use one of the latest EFIS systems things are a bit different. With my Dynon Skyview system I can control the radio,...
Forum: Painting your RV 12-30-2021, 01:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,895
Posted By Lkitson
Very cool, and timely for me since I'm about to...

Very cool, and timely for me since I'm about to start looking at paint schemes/colors.
Forum: The RV Grin 12-18-2021, 08:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,303
Posted By Lkitson
MY first flight

After fixing a couple of minor squawks from my airplane's first flight two weeks ago I got to make *MY* first flight in it yesterday. What a blast. It flies great and I can't wait to continue more of...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 12-14-2021, 11:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,411
Posted By Lkitson
Here's what I did

Here's what I did
Forum: The RV Grin 12-06-2021, 06:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,303
Posted By Lkitson
Yes, Nigel's a great guy and I'm grateful that he...

Yes, Nigel's a great guy and I'm grateful that he agreed to do the first flight. I can't think of anyone more qualified and he gave me a thorough debrief. I'll be a lot more confident when I fly it...
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-24-2021, 07:36 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 16,986
Posted By Lkitson
Looks like I can report success too. Yesterday I...

Looks like I can report success too. Yesterday I removed the gear legs from the fuselage, removed the fittings and ran a tap down the holes cutting another couple of threads deeper. I replaced the...
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-08-2021, 06:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,117
Posted By Lkitson
Ken W your panel looks very similar to mine.

Ken W your panel looks very similar to mine.
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-03-2021, 09:22 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 16,986
Posted By Lkitson
My turn

Looks like it's my turn now. I filled my brake system today and both sides are leaking from the fitting at the top of the grove gear.

I'm planning to remove the gear legs and run a tap in the...
Forum: RV-4 06-28-2021, 12:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,400
Posted By Lkitson
Plus one for tinted West Systems epoxy poured on...

Plus one for tinted West Systems epoxy poured on and squeegeed off, followed by a "roughing up" with a paint roller. The first coat was mostly clear but after three coats you can no longer see...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-02-2021, 01:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,422
Posted By Lkitson
Wheel balance?

Wheel balance?
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-20-2021, 06:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,806
Posted By Lkitson
Here's how I did it although mine is an ACK...

Here's how I did it although mine is an ACK antenna and the base appears to be at more of an angle than yours.

The whip is about 3/32" from the...
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-09-2021, 06:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,421
Posted By Lkitson
I have Grove gear also and the clips worked just...

I have Grove gear also and the clips worked just fine.
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-09-2021, 06:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,421
Posted By Lkitson
Contact Bruce Brielmaier -...

Contact Bruce Brielmaier - diamondwave@zoomtown.com
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