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Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-11-2017, 03:19 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,148
Posted By billdianne
My duck wont fly with me since the last time I...

My duck wont fly with me since the last time I threw him out.
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-05-2016, 06:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,664
Posted By billdianne
David, that picture in Vans catalog is kind of...

David, that picture in Vans catalog is kind of deceiving. If you enlarge the picture you will see the throttle arm is in the slot not outside of it.
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 05-19-2016, 07:55 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 10,131
Posted By billdianne
So sorry for your loss David.

So sorry for your loss David.
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-20-2015, 11:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,916
Posted By billdianne
Could you give a little pirep on training in the...

Could you give a little pirep on training in the 8? Did you fly front seat or back?
Forum: California 07-03-2015, 05:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,526
Posted By billdianne
Where? pray tell.

Where? pray tell.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-30-2015, 09:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,373
Posted By billdianne
z channel

Anybody have a source for z channel?
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-27-2015, 04:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,662
Posted By billdianne
When I installed my gear I talked to Robbie Grove...

When I installed my gear I talked to Robbie Grove about the gap he explained that the only reason for the gap is to make sure all the torque is applied to the gear and not the wear plate. The actual...
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-21-2015, 05:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,001
Posted By billdianne
1600 lbs...

1600 lbs...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-03-2014, 08:44 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 14,692
Posted By billdianne
I did the same as Andy. I liked the idea that...

I did the same as Andy. I liked the idea that the whole circuit is protected
all the way back to the fuse block by the slow-blow fuses. It seemed to me with the breaker the wire from the breaker to...
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-03-2014, 08:17 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,655
Posted By billdianne
That's what I did. On the firewall I just used a...

That's what I did. On the firewall I just used a single bolt and ran a wire to the FOT on the baggage compartment wall. Used shoulder washers and a piece of plastic cut to the shape of the FOT and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-01-2014, 05:44 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 14,692
Posted By billdianne
slow blo fuses

http://www.mouser.com/ProductDetail/Littelfuse/16670004302/?qs=%2fha2pyFaduiakC2E%2fDTsDSo9RtSnnsbAs7C9d2d6tU%2fTEE87yhfudQ%3d%3d
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 10-03-2014, 10:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,124
Posted By billdianne
I've heard of people with lightweight props doing...

I've heard of people with lightweight props doing that to prevent kickback.
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 09-05-2014, 09:14 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 26,408
Posted By billdianne
Doug,our thoughts are with you and your family.

Doug,our thoughts are with you and your family.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-16-2014, 07:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,851
Posted By billdianne
I have a complete capacitive kit that I didn't...

I have a complete capacitive kit that I didn't use. PM me with your address and I'll send it to you.
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-04-2014, 12:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,328
Posted By billdianne
I remember people talking about the bottom...

I remember people talking about the bottom fuselage skins toward the rear
oil canning and trying stop it by adding stiffeners. Not sure this is the same...
Forum: Propellers 07-22-2014, 09:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,041
Posted By billdianne
ww rv200 vs rv74

Anybody have any experiance with these two props and why they limit the rv74 to 200hp and above? My 190 hp io360 wont swing that prop?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-21-2014, 01:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,033
Posted By billdianne
Whirlwind Oshkosh specials?

Does anybody know if Whirlwind offers any specials on their props during Oshkosh?
Forum: Virtual Hangar 05-05-2014, 03:45 PM
Replies: 219
Views: 112,062
Posted By billdianne
Look forward to seeing less of you. :)

Look forward to seeing less of you. :)
Forum: My RV Build Project 02-05-2014, 09:49 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 42,160
Posted By billdianne
I too like your panel. What made you change...

I too like your panel. What made you change radios?
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-27-2014, 12:05 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 8,274
Posted By billdianne
Actually there is some history to look at...

Actually there is some history to look at relating to the s/s governor line, excluding the AD for replacing aluminum fittings with steel.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-09-2014, 03:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,255
Posted By billdianne
David, I just ordered the 4 pipe system and was...

David,
I just ordered the 4 pipe system and was told it only comes in the 1.75" size. Only the crossover was available in the 1.5 inch size. Did I get some bad information?
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-26-2013, 09:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,152
Posted By billdianne
Perfect. Thank you guys.

Perfect. Thank you guys.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-26-2013, 03:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,152
Posted By billdianne
ss governor line clamp

Does anybody have a picture of the installed front clamp of the ss governor line? I'm having a problem picturing how it should mount. Does the clamp just cradle the line or is it suppose to hold...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-15-2013, 10:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,067
Posted By billdianne
Thanks Kahuna, I guess the old adage " when in...

Thanks Kahuna, I guess the old adage " when in doubt get a bigger hammer"
has it's place in aviation too.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-15-2013, 07:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,067
Posted By billdianne
Removing lord mount from engine mount

Trying to remove lord mount. It seems to be stuck in the cup of the motor mount. Is there some kind of trick to removing it without destroying it? Tried prying on it a little bit but don't want to...
Forum: Formation Flying 10-16-2013, 06:02 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 55,362
Posted By billdianne
I think VANS now has the cover shot for the 2014...

I think VANS now has the cover shot for the 2014 calendar.
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 10-12-2013, 04:37 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 10,581
Posted By billdianne
Learning to fly was fun. Getting the instrument...

Learning to fly was fun. Getting the instrument rating was challenging and hard work, far from fun. The only fun time was looking up at the end of an approach and seeing(hopefully) the runway in...
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-04-2013, 10:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,231
Posted By billdianne
pc680 battery on the firewall

I have noticed some people have the battery mounted straight up and others have mounted it sideways. Could you explain the reason for your choice? Mounting ease, accessibility,etc.

Thanks,
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 08-12-2013, 03:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 9,472
Posted By billdianne
It doesn't need it. But, if you wanted to reduce...

It doesn't need it. But, if you wanted to reduce hot start problems you would still need to add the purge valve. Is that correct? Or would you just order the the FM200? Is the only difference...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-30-2013, 10:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,913
Posted By billdianne
ECi is offering a thousand bucks off its stroker...

ECi is offering a thousand bucks off its stroker engines.
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-05-2013, 06:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,835
Posted By billdianne
I don't know what they used. Hopefully Fernando...

I don't know what they used. Hopefully Fernando will chime in with the information, or you could try sending him a pm.
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-02-2013, 10:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,835
Posted By billdianne
rudder springs

I never liked the rudder pedals flopping around so I contacted Fernando Abasola (airbuspilot) on the forum to see where he got the springs on his 8.
He said he had them made up at a shop in Chile and...
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-02-2013, 04:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,271
Posted By billdianne
Since the only thing changed was the prop could...

Since the only thing changed was the prop could it possibly be a problem with a surging governor?
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-24-2013, 09:24 AM
Replies: 731
Views: 842,498
Posted By billdianne
Fernando, PM sent.

Fernando,

PM sent.
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-22-2013, 05:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,767
Posted By billdianne
Hi David, Just measured mine, 11 degrees. I have...

Hi David,
Just measured mine, 11 degrees. I have the grove gear with a Bell tail wheel fork and stock wheel, that may account for the 1 degree difference.
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-16-2013, 02:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,473
Posted By billdianne
G zero pm sent

G zero

pm sent
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-16-2013, 11:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,473
Posted By billdianne
RV-8 canopy skirts

For people who have built or added new sections to their skirts. How many layups did you use to make it stiff enough? I plan on using 8.9 oz crowsfoot cloth.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-13-2013, 07:34 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,487
Posted By billdianne
Russ, Could you give your opinion on TIG vs...

Russ,

Could you give your opinion on TIG vs MIG. In looking at the web site of some LSA makers it seems most are using MIG and their welds don't look anything like yours. Thanks.
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 11-26-2012, 07:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,925
Posted By billdianne
Some people still use this thing called...

Some people still use this thing called imagination.
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-24-2012, 08:45 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,132
Posted By billdianne
fiberglassing canopy skirt

I have a Todd's canopy and I have cut off the skirt's about 2/3's of the way back and plan to glass the back portion to get a better fit.
I'm using 9oz. cloth, how many layups do I need to do to...
Forum: Reviews 05-30-2012, 09:09 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 41,759
Posted By billdianne
2 inch vs 3 inch

This is from Schroth's website.


Schroth?s 2? Lap Belts are Safer and Easier to Use

PEABODY, MA ? SUMMER 2005: For the past x years, the European governing body of Motorsport (the FIA) has known...
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-24-2012, 10:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,808
Posted By billdianne
I was told by Vans that it isn't structural. I...

I was told by Vans that it isn't structural. I ended up putting a removable panel in the floor to get at the rudder pedals. Putting the complete floor in after your finished is a real bear because...
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-14-2012, 01:22 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 11,442
Posted By billdianne
I was told ,or read , that the latch should be...

I was told ,or read , that the latch should be adjusted so it doesn't apply any forward pressure to the frame. Pulling the frame forward with the latch racks the frame out of alignment and puts...
Forum: Propellers 01-22-2012, 06:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,154
Posted By billdianne
http://www.lycoming.com/support/publications/servi...

http://www.lycoming.com/support/publications/service-instructions/pdfs/SI1462A.pdf
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-15-2012, 08:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,730
Posted By billdianne
The only reason for the gap is to make sure all...

The only reason for the gap is to make sure all the torque is being applied to the gear leg ,not the bracket to the wear plate. So as long as there is any gap between the two when torqued your good...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-23-2011, 07:51 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 32,123
Posted By billdianne
[QUOTE=Walt;599125]The easiest way to check you...

[QUOTE=Walt;599125]The easiest way to check you should barely have to push on it to cause it to move down and it should coast back to it's "up" postion on it's own accord.

With or without the...
Forum: Reviews 11-10-2011, 04:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,689
Posted By billdianne
Fairings-etc

I ordered complete set of fairings for my RV8 with Grove gear from Bob, 4 days later they were at my door. Terrific service and I can't believe how well they fit right out of the box.
Great service,...
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-07-2011, 11:24 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 36,473
Posted By billdianne
Steve is correct about the flexing of the ...

Steve is correct about the flexing of the center part of the gear. Go to
http://groveaircraft.com/droptest.html#
to see a drop test of a one piece gear.

Also to see the results of a gear crow...
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-05-2011, 07:46 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 36,473
Posted By billdianne
This was the answer I received in 2007 from Gail...

This was the answer I received in 2007 from Gail at Grove aircraft about a one piece gear. They do require removing the intercostals and the airfoil shape wasn't available then (2007). And I'm...
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-17-2011, 09:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,291
Posted By billdianne
W&B spreadsheet

Here's a link.

https://spreadsheets.google.com/ccc?key=0ApD8Jl0C8SZbdDhXbG1RMzE3WnIzdFBiZUZBSWliM3c&hl=en&authkey=CKfSj8oC#gid=0
Forum: RV-6/6A 01-18-2011, 09:01 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,732
Posted By billdianne
near zero friction in the pitch axis

How do you measure friction on the ground? If I lift the elevators by hand should they fall back under there own weight? Can you use a fish scale to measure the pull at the stick?
When I first...
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-24-2010, 02:42 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 46,533
Posted By billdianne
stick bending

Got mine back Monday. Looks very nice and fast turnaround.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-02-2010, 06:55 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 933
Posted By billdianne
pn and the faa

I have been diagnosed with idiopathic peripheral
neuropathy. For those who have never heard of this (like me)It effects the nerves that go to the arms and hands and in my case the lower legs and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-07-2010, 02:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 999
Posted By billdianne
horizontal stab. attachment

I am building a RV8. On drawing #78 under horizontal stab.attach it shows the 4 forward bolts installed with the bolts pointed down. Is there any reason (that I can't think of) for not installing the...
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-11-2010, 06:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,445
Posted By billdianne
You don't have to do anything, the flap fairing...

You don't have to do anything, the flap fairing will cover it up.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-22-2009, 11:26 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,870
Posted By billdianne
[QUOTE=gbumga;379462]Hi I've been on BP meds for...

[QUOTE=gbumga;379462]Hi I've been on BP meds for 7 yrs., mine is hereditary and smoking for 40 yrs didn't help. My AME doesn't require any notes of any kind from my personal Dr. I go in for my...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-22-2009, 08:45 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,870
Posted By billdianne
You will need a letter from your doctor stating...

You will need a letter from your doctor stating the medication your on is controlling your hypertension with no adverse effects. also he needs to include 3 recent blood pressure readings.

Make sure...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-20-2009, 07:47 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 16,856
Posted By billdianne
"the enemy of good is better"

"the enemy of good is better"
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-05-2009, 10:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,852
Posted By billdianne
Whoa! Tell me more about this no new business for...

Whoa! Tell me more about this no new business for pilots over 70. I have always rented before starting to build. This could ruin my whole day.

How about just liability insurance?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-15-2009, 07:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,480
Posted By billdianne
This brings up the question of the instrument...

This brings up the question of the instrument access doors cut into the the back of the RV8 baggage wall. I've seen the door retained by screws and in others by Camlocs. All of them had a doubler...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-04-2009, 09:21 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 836
Posted By billdianne
horizontal stab bolts

> >
> > I'm building a RV8. On drawing #78 under horizontal stab.attach it
> > shows the 4 forward bolts
> > installed with the bolts pointed down. Is there any reason( that I
> > can't think of)...
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-03-2009, 08:44 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,073
Posted By billdianne
flap hinge

When you attach the flap hinge to the wing your left with about 3 inches of hinge hanging out in space on the inboard end. How have others dealt with this.

Cut off the excess hinge?

Add a nutplate...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-28-2009, 09:02 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,096
Posted By billdianne
How do you stay under aerobatic gross with full...

How do you stay under aerobatic gross with full fuel ,2 pilots and chutes?
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-27-2009, 07:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,907
Posted By billdianne
ECI 180 HP 340

Anybody know more about this engine ECI developed for Cubcrafters? Supposedly weighs under 250 pounds.

http://www.cubcrafters.com/supersportcub/engine.aspx
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