VansAirForceForums  
Home > VansAirForceForums

-POSTING RULES
-Advertise in here!
- Today's Posts | Insert Pics

Keep VAF Going
Donate methods

Point your
camera app here
to donate fast.


Go Back   VAF Forums > Main > RV General Discussion/News
Register FAQ Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #21  
Old 10-13-2015, 08:35 AM
davep1969 davep1969 is offline
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Woodburn, OR
Posts: 27
Default Oil door popped

Quote:
Originally Posted by pierre smith View Post
What did your CHT's do when the oil door opened, dumping all that cooling air?

Congrats,
Pierre,

Initially I was thinking the same thing but the oil door is actually aft of the rear engine baffle and should be in the "low" pressure side of the engine compartment. CHTs were not affected. I can't tell you exactly what they were running as I was negligent in recording all of that. I just know that they were all registering high green low yellow on the Skyview and that was enough information for me on the first flight. I made the door out of 0.032 aluminum and I am assuming the combination of the inside pressure and the outside lower pressure caused it to bow enough to disengage the single latch on the bottom of the door. You can see it bowed in the video before it pops open. I did not notice the bowing until the door actually popped. I have since added a fiberglass and aluminum doubler to the inside of the door to stiffen but have test flown the second flight yet. Possibly Wednesday or Thursday of this week.
__________________
Dave Paradis, N814DP, RV8 Slow Build 9+years, Lyc O-360, Catto 3 blade, Dynon Skyview, Aircraft First Flight Sept 26, 2015.
Reply With Quote
  #22  
Old 10-13-2015, 10:21 AM
dave4754's Avatar
dave4754 dave4754 is offline
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Edson, Alberta, Canada
Posts: 496
Default Nice first!

Great pics and great tale on the first flight. I am hoping to do mine sometime in july next year and it was great to read your story.

Congrats
__________________
[font="Fixedsys"]Dave Cobb
[color="Red"]=VAF=2019 Donation - and a bit extra for great work![/COLOR="blue"]
RV 7 - Tipper
Complete, flight authority given,
Waiting for above 0 to flight test.
Dynon suite, G Meter, Lyc 0-320
Reply With Quote
  #23  
Old 10-13-2015, 03:06 PM
rightrudder rightrudder is offline
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Laguna Hills, CA
Posts: 1,853
Thumbs up

A big congrats!! I love the air-to-air shot....if there's one that's super sharp, it's a natural for the Van's calendar.
__________________
Doug
RV-9A "slider"--sold in July 2021
Flew to Osh in 2017, 2018 & 2019!
Donation made for 2021
You haven't seen a tree until you've seen its shadow from the sky -- Amelia Earhart
Reply With Quote
  #24  
Old 10-13-2015, 03:48 PM
Chuck Hagerty Chuck Hagerty is offline
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Lynchburg, VA
Posts: 105
Default

Congratulations Dave...Nicely planned flight and a well done video. I especially liked the touch of taking along the dog tags.
Be safe and enjoy every flight.
__________________
Chuck Hagerty
Lynchburg, VA
RV-7A N954CH

First flight 1-29-13
Phase I complete 5-25-13

INVERTED: Looking Back on Walking Away
Reply With Quote
  #25  
Old 10-13-2015, 04:59 PM
dsvajda's Avatar
dsvajda dsvajda is offline
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Olathe, KS
Posts: 65
Default

Great Job. Nice paint scheme. "Sir, Duty Runway 23, the placard is Green"


Dave
RV-6
Reply With Quote
  #26  
Old 10-13-2015, 06:35 PM
gear1 gear1 is offline
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Pagosa Springs CO
Posts: 268
Default Nice Touch

Especially nice are the "T-28" exhaust stripes! (But was that not VT5 at Saufley?)
Congratulations on completing the task!
__________________
Craig Taylor
RV8 flying
2022 VAF dues paid with thanks
Navy A7E Vietnam era
Ret. Corporate Pilot: Gulfstream, IA Jet, Jetstar, Falcon 10, 20, 50, HS125
Reply With Quote
  #27  
Old 10-13-2015, 06:46 PM
philcam's Avatar
philcam philcam is offline
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: DFW, Texas
Posts: 212
Default

Dave,

Congrats in persevering to finish your -8. What an incredible gift from LCDR Cochran.

You're son's video is top notch too!
__________________
Phil Campbell
Eagle's Nest Projects
VAF # 1043
Builder # 82699
DFW Metromess
Reply With Quote
  #28  
Old 10-13-2015, 08:12 PM
davep1969 davep1969 is offline
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Woodburn, OR
Posts: 27
Default T-28 Exhaust

Quote:
Originally Posted by gear1 View Post
Especially nice are the "T-28" exhaust stripes! (But was that not VT5 at Saufley?)
Congratulations on completing the task!
Oh you are correct. In 1975 VT-5 and VT-1 both flew the T-34 at Saufley but I believe earlier years they did fly the T28. In 1975, in my recollection, the Basic Prop training was at Whiting Field with the T28. We just could not resist to big black stripe, shark mouth and the Sundowners tail treatment (VF-111). Of course no T-34s had crew names. Artistic freedoms on your own aircraft. We strove for marking accuracies but deviated where it looked good.
__________________
Dave Paradis, N814DP, RV8 Slow Build 9+years, Lyc O-360, Catto 3 blade, Dynon Skyview, Aircraft First Flight Sept 26, 2015.
Reply With Quote
  #29  
Old 10-14-2015, 04:59 AM
cuzzroy cuzzroy is offline
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Battleboro, NC
Posts: 24
Default CONGRATS

Dave,

Congrats! Looks really nice.

If you don't mind me asking...what engine and prop are you running?

Thanks,
Dan
Reply With Quote
  #30  
Old 10-14-2015, 09:37 AM
davep1969 davep1969 is offline
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Woodburn, OR
Posts: 27
Default Engine and Prop

Quote:
Originally Posted by cuzzroy View Post
Dave,

Congrats! Looks really nice.

If you don't mind me asking...what engine and prop are you running?

Thanks,
Dan
Dan,

Lycoming O360A1F6D with Catto fixed pitch 3 blade composite over wood core. The Lycoming Engine is originally configured for a single drive pad dual mag. Running dual Lightspeed Engineering electronic ignition. It runs really smooth.

Dave
__________________
Dave Paradis, N814DP, RV8 Slow Build 9+years, Lyc O-360, Catto 3 blade, Dynon Skyview, Aircraft First Flight Sept 26, 2015.
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 05:10 PM.


The VAFForums come to you courtesy Delta Romeo, LLC. By viewing and participating in them you agree to build your plane using standardized methods and practices and to fly it safely and in accordance with the laws governing the country you are located in.