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Forum: Electrical Systems 12-11-2006, 09:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,431
Posted By n250jg
One way of doing it

Tony, I ended up going both the high route and low route.
http://www.atfirstdance.com/jgross/flying/050205-8.jpg

The "high" route consisted of all the wires being hidden inside some corrugated...
Forum: Visual Flight Rules 09-04-2006, 06:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,028
Posted By n250jg
To find out who the controlling agency is just...

To find out who the controlling agency is just look in your sectional. The Special Use Airspace, altitudes included in the SUA, time of use, controlling agency, and sometimes the frequency of the...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-15-2006, 06:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,136
Posted By n250jg
Hi Paul, Add another bad relay to the count. I...

Hi Paul,

Add another bad relay to the count. I had the same problem around 100hrs with an occasional hang up while using the trim. I could tease it like you said, a little opposite direction then...
Forum: Northeast 08-03-2006, 03:29 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,707
Posted By n250jg
NYC Planes/Projects?

Last month my wife Diana and I relocated to Queens, NY, so I can finish up some classes over the next 6 months at Vaughn College across the street from La Guardia airport. We had to leave our flying...
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-30-2006, 09:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,627
Posted By n250jg
Hi Paul. Yes, SOME of us made it to New York. ...

Hi Paul.

Yes, SOME of us made it to New York. Diana and I are getting settled in and finding our way around now and school is going great. The other Object (the one that didn't make the trip) is...
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-24-2006, 05:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,627
Posted By n250jg
My experience was that the vibration came from...

My experience was that the vibration came from the skirt overlap on the skin at anything higher than normal cruise. I can't tell you whether your method will work or not because ours was fixed by...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-21-2006, 01:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,379
Posted By n250jg
Houston RV Builders Group

Hey Stephen,

I suggest joining the Houston RV Builders (http://groups.yahoo.com/group/houstonrvbuilders/) yahoo group to get in touch with some local builders. We just moved from the Houston area...
Forum: Painting your RV 07-18-2006, 05:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,565
Posted By n250jg
Another point, but more of the same

Hi Steve,

I experience the same thing everyone else does. The leading edge of the wing oilcans, but only on the aluminum and I haven?t seen anything wrong with the wingtips. I also leave the fuel...
Forum: Painting your RV 06-21-2006, 06:11 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,995
Posted By n250jg
Rusty, Ours has more "swoosh" on the wheel pants...

Rusty,

Ours has more "swoosh" on the wheel pants to give you an idea.

http://www.atfirstdance.com/jgross/flying/157-860x490.jpg

The red also looks like it's the same as Tom's, and if so it's...
Forum: Painting your RV 06-19-2006, 10:58 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 361,410
Posted By n250jg
Object of Desire

Here's the artwork for "Object of Desire". The name has dual meaning... both the plane and my wife Diana, the redhead on the nose. The airbrush work was done by Amy Young in Austin,...
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-19-2006, 10:48 AM
Replies: 908
Views: 1,277,158
Posted By n250jg
Object of Desire

I've been waiting for just over a year now to post on this thread, and now I finally can. Alan at Texas AeroColor in Brady did the paint job and Amy Young in Austin did the airbrush work. I shot...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-01-2006, 07:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,639
Posted By n250jg
F-14 ride (part 2)

The next morning, out on the tarmac, I had on my flight suit with my name sewn over the left breast. (No call sign-like Crash or Sticky or Leadfoot - but, still, very cool.) I carried my helmet in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-01-2006, 07:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,639
Posted By n250jg
F-14 ride (part 1)

This reminded me of an email I received several years ago. Not sure if it was really printed in Sports Illustrated, but very funny anyway. Too long for a single post so I split it up. Enjoy!



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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-23-2006, 08:17 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,969
Posted By n250jg
several people

John Stewart is probably the most responsible individual for getting me into flying. While I was in high school back in Burlington, CO, I frequently visited his shop during the construction of his...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-23-2006, 08:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,735
Posted By n250jg
Congratulations on the move John, I was just...

Congratulations on the move John, I was just about to ask when it was going to happen.

The first hole I tried threading broke the tap. I'm sure it was probably just a cheap one, but I didn't want...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-23-2006, 07:51 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 14,135
Posted By n250jg
Like Allen and Rick it used to be ?The Other...

Like Allen and Rick it used to be ?The Other Woman?. I caught a lot of flack when the airplane moved into the house (albeit only three feet of the fuse while we were hanging the engine) three months...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-23-2006, 07:46 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 9,814
Posted By n250jg
Trade A Plane

Found ours on Trade-a-plane.com. Check back daily so you can make your inquery calls before the print version comes out.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-19-2006, 06:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,933
Posted By n250jg
A&P Currency?

What are the currency requirements for an A&P cert? Is there a biannual flight review equivalent (i.e. training, testing, review, etc.) that you must go through to continue performing work as an...
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-15-2006, 12:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,220
Posted By n250jg
Overall length from spinner tip to rudder...

Overall length from spinner tip to rudder trailing edge is shown as 20'11".
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-04-2006, 12:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,274
Posted By n250jg
I agree, any two man dome tent will fit. We've...

I agree, any two man dome tent will fit. We've got a Diamond Brand that's worked fine for about 10 years now. On their website they say the standard 2-man is 6"x22", special duty 2-man is 7"x22",...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-25-2006, 03:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,213
Posted By n250jg
Tom, If you have the 200HP cold air sump, it's on...

Tom,
If you have the 200HP cold air sump, it's on the right side between the induction tubes and just above where the exit the sump. If you have the 180HP sump, I'm not sure but you might check on...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-25-2006, 01:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,889
Posted By n250jg
Update

Thanks for the responses guys. I did change how the tube terminates after your suggestion sf3543. Instead of the cut in the tube parallel to the exhaust like in the picture I cut it vertically so...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-25-2006, 01:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,093
Posted By n250jg
Thanks everyone!

Thanks for the nice write-up and pictures Tom. That was truly a great day. Although I had been in an RV before (John Stewart?s ?other? beautiful plane, the -6A), the first time in an -8/8A was my...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-21-2006, 07:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,357
Posted By n250jg
Securing Hinge Pins

I don't have the technique, but instead I'm searching for one. What are some of the ways people have secured hinge pins that do not have excess pin on one end, similar to the oil door hinge in the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-21-2006, 07:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,889
Posted By n250jg
Oil overboard

What have people done to reduce the amount of oil that comes out the breather? After 145 hours on our IO-360 I'm still getting a significant amount out the breather and on the belly. Originally I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-25-2006, 11:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,454
Posted By n250jg
HRVB Group

Hi David,

Here's the link for the Houston RV Builders Group (http://groups.yahoo.com/group/houstonrvbuilders/). This is just a group of builders/flyers in the Houston area that get together (very...
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-15-2006, 08:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,621
Posted By n250jg
Hi Mickey, I wanted to keep the cords out of the...

Hi Mickey,

I wanted to keep the cords out of the way as well, which for me was behind me. I don't have a picture of the front, but the jacks are located on the left side in the top of the front...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-13-2006, 03:23 AM
Replies: 253
Views: 29,840
Posted By n250jg
'nuther engineer

Went to an engineering school in Colorado and did mechanical so I didn't have to move to Texas and work oil & gas. I now live in Texas and work for an oil & gas company. Not all bad though... I met...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-13-2006, 03:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,665
Posted By n250jg
may not need to modify seats

The picture was the front seat of our -8A, but the back seat crotch strap attach point is in front of the bottom seat. I didn't show it because my wife didn't want it installed, but that might be...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-11-2006, 10:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,665
Posted By n250jg
Van's carries them

If you have the standard harnesses from Van's, they sell the crotch strap at the bottom of this page...
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-22-2006, 09:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,524
Posted By n250jg
RV-10 vents in -8 skirt

Had the day off yesterday and took some pictures at the airport.

First picture is on the left side, and as you can see the handle will interfere with the vent so you may want to locate it elsewhere....
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-14-2006, 08:25 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 13,986
Posted By n250jg
Long reply

Here comes a mass reply to everyone:

Dan ? We?ll try that once we get hot air coming into the cabin. The day we left it was 30F on the ground at Houston and 10F at our destination and the vents...
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-13-2006, 11:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,524
Posted By n250jg
Sorry, not yet

Dave,

I'm assuming you're talking about pictures for the RV-10 vents, but I forgot to take some when I had the canopy at home. If I make it out to the hangar this weekend I'll post the pictures...
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-13-2006, 11:50 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 13,986
Posted By n250jg
Need heat in back

We?ve talked about a second NACA vent on the 8s for hot days, but what have others done to get heat to the rear seat on cold days? A 4 hour trip from Houston to Colorado this winter left us both...
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-09-2006, 04:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,524
Posted By n250jg
I went the "Y" route as well and during the...

I went the "Y" route as well and during the summer months down here it wasn't enough. I think Larry is correct that the bottleneck is the eyeballs in the panel for two reasons: closing one vent on...
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-06-2006, 11:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,642
Posted By n250jg
Far 23

Tony,

Airworthiness standards for lighting require you have 3 position lights (left, right, and rear) and one or more approved anti-collision lights. The anti-collision lights must be either...
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-25-2006, 08:03 AM
Replies: 824
Views: 973,421
Posted By n250jg
barefoot'n it

But Paul, when I moved down here I just remembered that saying "When in the south, do as the...." oh wait, wrong one. :D

Actually I do usually fly barefoot, most of my shoes are too wide and get...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-25-2006, 07:56 AM
Replies: 92
Poll: Builders Age
Views: 10,264
Posted By n250jg
Respectfully declining Bill Benedict's advice to...

Respectfully declining Bill Benedict's advice to wait, I started the -8A at 21 while still in school. Parts of the slow build airframe and engine went through four different moves (Golden, CO to...
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-24-2006, 07:03 AM
Replies: 824
Views: 973,421
Posted By n250jg
Not as much glass but...

Here's ours...
http://atfirstdance.com/jgross/flying/081604-6.jpg
http://atfirstdance.com/jgross/flying/020705-6.jpg
http://atfirstdance.com/jgross/flying/050205-7.jpg...
Forum: Aircraft Camping 01-23-2006, 01:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 6,470
Posted By n250jg
Airports that allow camping

I remember seeing someone's post a few days ago that mentioned a website that allowed you to search for airports with camping facilities... anyone know what website that was? I thought it was...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-13-2005, 07:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,959
Posted By n250jg
RMDs and VS strobe

Hi Scott,

We used the RMD light fixtures, the nav only light in the wingtip, and the strobe on the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-06-2005, 06:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,615
Posted By n250jg
Another nightmare

Several months ago I loaned a torque wrench to a friend on the field to torque his prop. He wasn't there so we slid the wrench under his hangar door, loaded our plane and left for OSH. We returned...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-01-2005, 07:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,468
Posted By n250jg
electric trim

The rudder uses cables, but the elevators and ailerons use push tubes. The trim tab is on the left elevator and, with electric trim, the servo is mounted inside the elevator itself. A five-wire...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-21-2005, 06:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,657
Posted By n250jg
Sign the logbook

Congratulations Paul!

I would sign the logbook now. I asked Mel this question at our inspection and I believe he said you are only required to notify the FSDO that you are going back into Phase I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-18-2005, 11:15 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,119
Posted By n250jg
NW Houston

Hi Wade,

If you're on the NW side of town over the weekend we've got our -8A at West Houston (IWS) until the end of the month when we switch airports. Let me know if you want to stop by and don't...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-09-2005, 07:41 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,681
Posted By n250jg
My choice was no gascolator. No matter which end...

My choice was no gascolator. No matter which end you install the extra wheel, on the ground the plane sits tail low, making the sump on the tank the lowest point of the fuel system. I thought this...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-27-2005, 06:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,752
Posted By n250jg
Ours too

Hi John,

On the way back from Brenham a few weeks ago with you, Daryl, and Phil, ours crapped out too. It was fine coming in from Wharton, but the gyros never came alive after startup to come home....
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-20-2005, 07:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,359
Posted By n250jg
You can do it

I completed the empenage in a 10'x12' trailer house bedroom, ailerons and flaps in a 500 sf apartment, wings in a one car garage, fuse and storage of wings in two car garage, and finally assembly at...
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-29-2005, 06:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,738
Posted By n250jg
VOR/LOC/GS antenna

A similar thread was started in the RV-7 area titled VOR/LOC/GS antenna (http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=2976) . There are a few pictures showing installations in the top of...
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-21-2005, 07:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,427
Posted By n250jg
mid-point vs back stop

Hi Mickey,

You've got a great idea there. Mine is installed now too, actually it was several weeks before the first flight. That was May 31st, so it's hard to believe that we've already got 92...
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-20-2005, 08:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,427
Posted By n250jg
aft stop only on ours

Paul,

I agree with John Miller. You probably don't need a mid-point stop (I can reach the canopy myself pretty easily), but you do need a stop at the back end to keep from messing up your bulkhead...
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-26-2005, 06:53 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 12,367
Posted By n250jg
Hi Rick, If you go with the "cat whiskers"...

Hi Rick,

If you go with the "cat whiskers" antenna you can easily mount it on the fuse below the HS. I didn't like the look of the antenna high on the VS, plus this location protects the antenna...
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-19-2005, 07:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,644
Posted By n250jg
Hi Jeff, If possible come on out to the get...

Hi Jeff,
If possible come on out to the get together William mentioned. It's a very informal gathering once a month that rotates between several Houston airports. Diana and I are planning to fly...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-16-2005, 06:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,525
Posted By n250jg
A happy customer

Mike,

Becki did the seats for our -8A and we love them. I wanted heated seats (even though it's summer time in TX, Diana has used them 3-4 times already on the long x/c trips) and just sent the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-05-2005, 12:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,472
Posted By n250jg
Yes, it definitely helps the project progress...

Yes, it definitely helps the project progress when you have the support (and help) of the people around you. I started the plane before I moved to Texas and met Diana, and she still married me. I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-04-2005, 06:56 AM
Replies: 593
Views: 654,345
Posted By n250jg
Here's one of my beautiful bride and I enroute to...

Here's one of my beautiful bride and I enroute to OSH.
http://atfirstdance.com/jgross/flying/oshtrip.jpg
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-04-2005, 06:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,472
Posted By n250jg
Hi Brad, Look up Ralph at LOU. On a trip there...

Hi Brad,

Look up Ralph at LOU. On a trip there a few weeks ago I called Flight Service for a briefing back to Houston and told him my a/c type, he replied with something like "the -8A with the...
Forum: COMM 07-26-2005, 06:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,187
Posted By n250jg
Another Flip-Flop Question

I have a remote flip-flop on the stick, but it?s connected to the GPS/Comm instead of the SL30. However, the SL30 does have a remote flip-flop input and allows you to toggle the comm frequencies...
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-18-2005, 12:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,105
Posted By n250jg
pictures

Ask and you shall receive Paul. I took a couple (bad) pictures over lunch, but it?s hard to get a good shot with the canopy on the plane.

The article in the RVator was submitted by -8 builder Mark...
Forum: Propellers 07-18-2005, 12:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,271
Posted By n250jg
from the manual

This is from my blended airfoil Hartzell manual:

1. Operational Tests
Following propeller installation, and before flight, the propeller hydraulic system must be purged of air and proper operation...
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-18-2005, 07:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,105
Posted By n250jg
Try the RVator method

Hi John,

We were getting the same noise on our -8A at cruise, but I don't know if heat or vents changed anything because in Houston we never use the heater and always have the vents wide open. ...
Forum: Propellers 07-18-2005, 07:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,271
Posted By n250jg
Bleeding Prop Line

Hi Ted,
I got my Hartzell new from Van's and it came with the small maintenance and operations binder, which is were I found this information. I believe it said to simply cycle the prop and the...
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-15-2005, 06:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,715
Posted By n250jg
Fairings Installed

Here's an update that might be of use to other builders later.

I finally got the main gear leg upper fairings installed last night. My problem was that I didn't know how to install the nutplate on...
Forum: RV-10 07-14-2005, 05:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,404
Posted By n250jg
Pair of 10's at OSH

Jeff,
Just got an email from Larry Feldhousen and he will be at OSH as well with John Stewart, but will probably also be in the homebuilt camping area. Hope this helps.
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