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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-07-2021, 07:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,518
Posted By aviationone
KPAE Paine Field.

I'm up at Paine field if you get up this way. RV8 but you are welcome to stop by if interested send me a PM.
Forum: Reviews 05-06-2021, 06:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 965
Posted By aviationone
Lucky you didn't have a bad crankshaft.

I wish that I could be thankful like yourself. Unfortunately they didnít come through when the FAA issued AD 2020-25-12 (Crankshaft AD).
The FAA says that crankshaft failures resulted from ďresidual...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-07-2021, 03:06 PM
Replies: 363
Views: 106,256
Posted By aviationone
New Crankshaft.

Iím also pretty disappointed in the response or lack of response from Superior. They need to step up to the plate and cover some of the expenses that their customers are going to have to endure. ...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-16-2020, 09:40 AM
Replies: 363
Views: 106,256
Posted By aviationone
Mine is also bad

Yep I'm one of the Un-lucky 4, from out here in the Pacific North West.
I did talk with Bill Ross for Superior yesterday and they are working on the issue and he said there will be some more...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 03-16-2018, 09:39 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 8,838
Posted By aviationone
RIP Jim

Very Sad news, I remember meeting Jim back when I lived in Indiana building my fist RV back 18-20 years ago. Jim was always willing to help out if anyone needed a hand. Also if you needed something...
Forum: Reviews 04-20-2017, 08:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,799
Posted By aviationone
The RV8 Pedals were $175.00.

The RV8 Pedals were $175.00.
Forum: Reviews 04-20-2017, 08:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,799
Posted By aviationone
Control Approach Rudder Pedals RV8

After two years and over 300 hours of flying in my RV8 the biggest issue I had was the rudder Pedals. With a shoe size of 13 my foot would feel like it was getting stuck on the stock RV Pedals. I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-01-2017, 03:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,684
Posted By aviationone
If installing per plans, that area is left open...

If installing per plans, that area is left open (No Pins). For added rigidity in the area if you want to make the two longitudinal pins that go FWD & AFT long enough to catch the firewall lip it will...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-10-2016, 02:30 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 8,155
Posted By aviationone
I had both AOA (Skyview) and Van's stall warner...

I had both AOA (Skyview) and Van's stall warner when I built my 8. After a year I removed the stall warner. The stall warner was wired to a buzzer that went off in the plane and the AOA was a sound...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-18-2016, 05:46 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 12,402
Posted By aviationone
I couldn't tell a speed difference either way....

I couldn't tell a speed difference either way. You definitely have to be more aware not to drop it off a taxi way when spinning around but so far it's holding...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-31-2016, 10:43 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 8,230
Posted By aviationone
Be Carefull

Watch out for static electricity. Most airports require that all fueling is done out side of hangers if at all.


https://youtu.be/g7IulTJlifo
Forum: Rocket 01-24-2016, 09:37 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 23,375
Posted By aviationone
Post Rocket - Current RV8

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-A61r0T_GXN0/S9BcRYbl3CI/AAAAAAAAF8E/DCP1sV0GAdE/s640-Ic42/IMG_0318.JPGhttps://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-4YjHLnja0Xc/VkTKVDDnwJI/AAAAAAAAG3o/R8jTf1qCIDc/s640-Ic42/IM...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-09-2016, 09:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,931
Posted By aviationone
This will get you to a 3/16" hole. from there I...

This will get you to a 3/16" hole. from there I used step reamers to get to final size. End product is a straight clean hole.



http://www.yardstore.com/browse.cfm/4,5446.html
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-27-2015, 09:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,127
Posted By aviationone
They use Sherwin Williams Jet Glo

They use Sherwin Williams Jet Glo
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-26-2015, 09:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,127
Posted By aviationone
Another Glo Custom Paint Job for November

Well worth the trip from Washington to Texas for paint. Thanks Grady and Brandon.

...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 11-12-2015, 10:45 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 24,682
Posted By aviationone
From Picture to Paint

Just picked the plane up from Glo Customs from getting painted, They did a great job converting Nate's design to reality. ...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-15-2015, 09:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,143
Posted By aviationone
I just installed it in my 8 and love it. here...

I just installed it in my 8 and love it.


here is some info.

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=129503
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-10-2015, 12:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,649
Posted By aviationone
Adding Skyview Autopilot Panel

After watching Dave Gamble's You Tube video of using the Dynon Skyview Autopilot Panel in his RV 12 I decided to install one in the 8.
(here is his video) https://youtu.be/Hptezp1sEN0

I called...
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-22-2015, 08:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,879
Posted By aviationone
The chamfered washer goes under the head of the...

The chamfered washer goes under the head of the bolt. Chamfer facing the bolt head.
Forum: COMM 08-20-2015, 11:09 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,343
Posted By aviationone
Thanks Bob,

Thanks Bob,
Forum: COMM 08-20-2015, 11:06 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,343
Posted By aviationone
FCC Web Site

I was checking with the FCC and was told that the aircraft Radio License was good for 10 Years and was at a cost of $165.00 in addition the person operating the radio would need to be Licensed.

Is...
Forum: Aircraft Camping 08-12-2015, 03:01 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 41,116
Posted By aviationone
Alvord Desert

Have to work this weekend but I stopped by and landed for a couple photos yesterday. Good landing conditions. I will definitely be heading back to spend the night sometime. Have a fun...
Forum: Northwest 07-31-2015, 12:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,663
Posted By aviationone
The email/contact on their web site worked good...

The email/contact on their web site worked good for me, They are also good if you leave a message they will call you back.
Forum: Northwest 07-31-2015, 11:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,663
Posted By aviationone
Thanks for the reply's

Thanks for the reply's, Ill be headed to TX for my paint job. I got with Grady at GLO Custom.
Forum: Northwest 07-25-2015, 08:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,663
Posted By aviationone
Paint needed

I will look into going North, I have two calls (left messages) at Glo Customs. I will also open up the paint shop range to the rest of the US if anyone else has suggestions.
Forum: Northwest 07-23-2015, 06:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,663
Posted By aviationone
Paint shop recommendations

I made it back from Oshkosh last night and it's time to start getting ready to have the RV8 painted. Does any one have a recommendation for a paint shop located in the Pacific NW and what are they...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-23-2015, 10:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,253
Posted By aviationone
Check out page 4-11. It won't bring you down to...

Check out page 4-11. It won't bring you down to the numbers but it will get you to pattern altitude when you arrive at your destination....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-14-2015, 07:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,758
Posted By aviationone
Dorm Rooms

The below was posted yesterday. The University of Wisconsin still has rooms available. Also with air-conditioning I got one yesterday.


Father's Day is just around the corner. Get dad the perfect...
Forum: Electrical Systems 06-06-2015, 09:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,477
Posted By aviationone
If you wanted to have a detectable fault you can...

If you wanted to have a detectable fault you can use the white wire up to the EMS on the Skyview. The VPX can detect a current loss but this will not work because the Dynon Pitot heater will cycle...
Forum: My RV Build Project 06-05-2015, 09:22 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 63,797
Posted By aviationone
Keep it up

Looking good Sam, It won't be long.
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-06-2015, 12:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,129
Posted By aviationone
Pro Seal (trailing edge)

After I painted mine I used a bead of Pro Seal clamped over night. If you ever need to get the off you use a honeycomb knife or a razor blade. The upper and lower fairings will still slide up and...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-03-2015, 08:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,790
Posted By aviationone
Front Seal Leak

My front seal also developed a leak. I have a new Superior I/O 360 with a standard crankcase vent system and at about 8 hours I started to see puffs of smoke on a camera I had mounted on the tail...
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-17-2015, 08:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,666
Posted By aviationone
This is what I used. It sticks out on the baggage...

This is what I used. It sticks out on the baggage door but will sit flush on the canopy latch...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-15-2015, 09:28 AM
Replies: 368
Views: 217,256
Posted By aviationone
I have been downloading the Skyview for every...

I have been downloading the Skyview for every flight, mainly checking on the engine temps but comparing IAS for the same power settings this is what I get.

Going from no fairings to just the wheel...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-14-2015, 11:46 PM
Replies: 368
Views: 217,256
Posted By aviationone
Full Power Run.

I finished up the wheel pants and decided to see what kinda speed gain I got. Everything forward level at 900'. 198KTS / 227MPH.
Still working through Phase I but I'm starting to see the light of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-04-2015, 07:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,400
Posted By aviationone
The proper puller used for 3/32" are a G29 Like...

The proper puller used for 3/32" are a G29 Like Walt said a G27 will also work and you may get lucky with some cheep pullers....
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-13-2015, 07:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,108
Posted By aviationone
2nd Flight.

Got the second flight in yesterday, No major issues so far. I did have to change some of the settings on the Skyview alarms. The Oil PSI was set to low. Wind was a bit gusty on the second flight...
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-11-2015, 08:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,108
Posted By aviationone
N68TP RV-8 First Flight

Took off yesterday for first flight. The flight was 30 minutes long, climbed up over Paine Field. I kept the power up due to the new engine breaking in. Doesn't have the kick on take off like the...
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-16-2015, 11:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,556
Posted By aviationone
Congratulations.

Congratulations. Bob.
Forum: My RV Build Project 01-21-2015, 06:00 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 48,920
Posted By aviationone
Today Was The Day.

I got my Airworthiness Certificate issued to me today by the FAA. I still have some finish up fiberglass work I want to get done before flying. I figure if I don't get it done before it will be...
Forum: My RV Build Project 01-07-2015, 11:14 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 48,920
Posted By aviationone
Dan, does the binding come mostly from the CTR...

Dan, does the binding come mostly from the CTR latch? With the geometry I can see that one getting tight. I hate to open them up too much. (I'm sure ill be at an airport waiting for the temps to cool...
Forum: My RV Build Project 01-07-2015, 11:04 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 48,920
Posted By aviationone
For now it will just be bare aluminum with the...

For now it will just be bare aluminum with the fiberglass painted grey. I'm leaning more towards the Rocket paint job. Freelance still has it in their computer. It might be cool to have a mini Orange.
Forum: My RV Build Project 01-06-2015, 06:30 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 48,920
Posted By aviationone
Almost There

I finished the Canopy and installed it. I'm happy that I changed directions and went with the Show Planes Fast Back canopy. It feels like a tight seal when closed and locks securely. I will check...
Forum: RV-3 12-24-2014, 11:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,578
Posted By aviationone
RV3

If you don't mind doing some modifications to the rudder pedals you should fit. I'm at 6'3" and I built a 3B. What I did was buy the parts for an RV6 overhead rudder pedal assembly from Vans. I cut...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-20-2014, 07:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,501
Posted By aviationone
Just did mine

I mailed mine two weeks ago. I had a reserved N Number. I put my number on the below forms (3) that I sent in. Have not received the white copy in the mail yet but I just checked the FAA web site and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-06-2014, 01:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,901
Posted By aviationone
Looks good Randy. Now the question is whats...

Looks good Randy. Now the question is whats next????
Forum: My RV Build Project 11-03-2014, 11:04 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 48,920
Posted By aviationone
As much as I dislike fiberglass, sanding,X5 I...

As much as I dislike fiberglass, sanding,X5 I think your right, I will have the canopy on before first flight. :D
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-02-2014, 08:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,604
Posted By aviationone
Bob, Have you tried the factory gasket? I got one...

Bob, Have you tried the factory gasket? I got one from Precision Airmotive. It is more of an airframe part but they should be able to set you up. If you have problems let me know and I will dig up...
Forum: My RV Build Project 11-01-2014, 10:38 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 48,920
Posted By aviationone
2nd engine start.

A quick video of the second engine start. I started it for the first time yesterday, Only issues I had was the idle was about 100 RPM higher then I wanted, and had to swap the hall effect sensor for...
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-30-2014, 12:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,056
Posted By aviationone
Sam, I had same issue with my QB fuselage, I...

Sam,
I had same issue with my QB fuselage, I used a rotary file and provided the clearance needed for the bolt. It doesn't take much.
Forum: My RV Build Project 10-29-2014, 09:45 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 63,797
Posted By aviationone
I'm getting close, or at least it feels like it....

I'm getting close, or at least it feels like it. I started the engine last week. I'm located @ Paine field if you are ever close by.
Forum: My RV Build Project 10-28-2014, 12:36 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 63,797
Posted By aviationone
Welcome back to building Sam, I think you will...

Welcome back to building Sam, I think you will see the 8 kit goes together quicker then the older 6 kits.
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-24-2014, 11:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 10,246
Posted By aviationone
Ken, Looks like you will have the same set up...

Ken,
Looks like you will have the same set up that I have.I take it you are building a 7? I have an 8 but should be similar. As far as cable lengths go I found that its best to measure the distance...
Forum: My RV Build Project 10-23-2014, 10:42 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 48,920
Posted By aviationone
Don't mess with your pictures

I was organizing my pictures (some that were posted here) when I found by doing so I messed up all the correct links. The link below should be back to working.

I brought the canopy home so that I...
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-22-2014, 11:39 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,228
Posted By aviationone
Congratulations, Andy.

Congratulations, Andy.

Hopefully this rain doesn't last all winter.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-18-2014, 10:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,875
Posted By aviationone
Same here, drill & tap 4ea 6/32 holes . The AOA &...

Same here, drill & tap 4ea 6/32 holes . The AOA & Pitot lines come long and were trimmed and flared for disconnect fittings and the wires are 3 spade connectors and one micro connector. (Don't drill...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-17-2014, 10:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,875
Posted By aviationone
Installed mine yesterday, Lucky to be a 15 min...

Installed mine yesterday, Lucky to be a 15 min drive to the Dynon factory. They had it waiting on the counter for me.

Thanks Dynon,

PS Love the latest Made in America Video.
Forum: My RV Build Project 09-21-2014, 10:29 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 109,813
Posted By aviationone
Congratulations Andy, Looks good to see it in the...

Congratulations Andy, Looks good to see it in the air. I hope to join you up there soon.
Forum: My RV Build Project 09-15-2014, 11:22 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 109,813
Posted By aviationone
Cant wait to see you go air borne. Looking good.

Cant wait to see you go air borne. Looking good.
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 09-03-2014, 10:25 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 21,825
Posted By aviationone
I'm booked in for the races, arriving Friday...

I'm booked in for the races, arriving Friday flying down on a smoker (airliner) I have about 4 months before the 8 is ready to go :D . Staying at Harrahs if anyone is in need of a ride back to the...
Forum: My RV Build Project 08-31-2014, 10:54 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 81,274
Posted By aviationone
Congratulations Mike

Congratulations Mike, Its now time to burn some 100LL.
Forum: My RV Build Project 08-30-2014, 12:59 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 48,920
Posted By aviationone
I pretty much followed the directions from...

I pretty much followed the directions from Showplanes. I removed the protective plastic from the top on the canopy only, the bottom I just trimmed it up about six inches. I then marked the cut lines...
Forum: My RV Build Project 08-24-2014, 09:43 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 48,920
Posted By aviationone
Sounds good Andy, From the looks at your progress...

Sounds good Andy, From the looks at your progress you will be coming up to KPAE. I'm planning/hoping on February - March completion date. You are looking real close.
Forum: My RV Build Project 08-23-2014, 10:43 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 48,920
Posted By aviationone
Yep, still have some final trim before paint and...

Yep, still have some final trim before paint and need to hit the canopy before I bond it onto the frame. How is the Rocket going? You have to get it in the air before Jim gets the new Yellow done.
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