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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-11-2018, 11:00 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,166
Posted By txaviator
WINGS

Didn't I sell you those wings? Like what, 10+ years ago? I think it was you?
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-03-2018, 10:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,976
Posted By txaviator
Simple ABS Vacuum-Forming

This is what we do for a living.....albeit on UTV accessories and not RV's. This looks like simple ABS with a slight hair-cell finish. ABS plastic sheet is readily available at most any plastic...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 10-25-2016, 10:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,040
Posted By txaviator
Great-looking co-pilot!

Great-looking co-pilot!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-25-2016, 10:57 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 17,446
Posted By txaviator
Movie

RIP Mr. Hoover!

And if any of you'll haven't seen the movie "Flying the Feathered Edge", I'd suggest you log out of here now, and go purchase it online. It is incredible.

There's also a nice...
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-05-2016, 01:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 9,452
Posted By txaviator
Call Jay Pratt. If he can't tell you how to fix...

Call Jay Pratt. If he can't tell you how to fix it, then it simply isn't able to be fixed. He's the master on -8's.
Forum: RV-12 07-05-2016, 09:16 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 8,987
Posted By txaviator
It Works Fine!

Joe,
I don't have a dog in this hunt. As you know, I completed my RV-12 in Texas and sold it to a gentleman in Iowa. I removed the Jabiru and delivered it (via U-Haul to Iowa). He installed a new...
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-13-2016, 03:28 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 11,121
Posted By txaviator
That looks AWESOME!

That looks AWESOME!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-22-2016, 10:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,741
Posted By txaviator
Cowl

VERY cool looking cowling!
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-15-2015, 10:44 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 8,959
Posted By txaviator
Brenham, TX

Recently bought a spam can in Brenham. Two huge 3-blade props were mangled, and laying on two wooden pallets, beside where my 'new' plane was stored.

I asked the mechanic at the FBO if those were...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-28-2015, 02:17 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 20,151
Posted By txaviator
Great Job!

Great job FLYING THE AIRPLANE!

From the ultra-clear video, it seems like it will be rather simple to pinpoint the field where the canopy ended up landing. Looks like some unique topography which...
Forum: RV-12 01-30-2015, 05:44 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 9,991
Posted By txaviator
Tools...

A cheap inexpensive band saw is very valuable to the build, in my humble opinion. Much cleaner and faster cuts, versus using a hacksaw. Is it necessary? No. But is it worth its weight in gold? ...
Forum: RV-12 01-26-2015, 10:03 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 11,555
Posted By txaviator
Dave, Small parts like this can be placed in the...

Dave,

Small parts like this can be placed in the oven. Just be sure the wife is gone while you do it :p

On larger parts, we use heat strips, which are basically round rods that are electrified and...
Forum: RV-12 01-26-2015, 09:59 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 11,555
Posted By txaviator
Makes me wonder too. Depending on the answer,...

Makes me wonder too. Depending on the answer, Joe may need to rivet in some supports to prevent wrinkling?
Forum: RV-12 01-26-2015, 09:57 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 11,555
Posted By txaviator
It typically won't, Joe. Unless you run like a...

It typically won't, Joe. Unless you run like a cheetah. This polymer will still feel hot for awhile, but it's got to be right at a perfect temperature to be pliable enough to form to a tight fit. ...
Forum: RV-12 01-26-2015, 09:53 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 11,555
Posted By txaviator
BINGO! This is exactly how I would make my forms!

BINGO! This is exactly how I would make my forms!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-26-2015, 09:51 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 12,527
Posted By txaviator
Now THAT rocking chair is pure genius! You...

Now THAT rocking chair is pure genius! You deserve some type of award, for creating that! (now I'm on Craigs List looking for 'ejection seats', LOL)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-26-2015, 09:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,708
Posted By txaviator
Ya think? Holy Cow! :p

Ya think? Holy Cow! :p
Forum: RV-12 01-26-2015, 12:33 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 11,555
Posted By txaviator
Joe, If you heat those small pieces to a pliable...

Joe,
If you heat those small pieces to a pliable state, your heat source needs to be pretty close to the aircraft. The acrylic will start to cool very fast, and you won't have too long to work with...
Forum: RV-12 01-26-2015, 12:26 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 11,555
Posted By txaviator
You can't cold form (ie: hand-bend, in this case)...

You can't cold form (ie: hand-bend, in this case) acrylic (trade name Plexiglas) to fit the RV-12 rear window application. It will most likely shatter like an egg. That's why the guy that was...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-26-2015, 12:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,708
Posted By txaviator
Black Duct Tape

That tape that Van's uses? It's got to be the strongest duct tape EVER made. WOW! As others have mentioned, be careful peeling it off of thin skins.
Forum: RV-12 01-16-2015, 07:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,600
Posted By txaviator
Don, When are you going to turn the key and put...

Don,
When are you going to turn the key and put some air under the wings of that airplane? :rolleyes:
Forum: RV-14 01-13-2015, 11:08 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 80,047
Posted By txaviator
Chain saw, brutha. Get a chain saw! Repair the...

Chain saw, brutha. Get a chain saw! Repair the door opening later.:D
Forum: RV-12 12-24-2014, 09:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,700
Posted By txaviator
Friction

Tom,
Mine were tight as well. But it all comes together and works out, once you get them all rigged with cables.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-19-2014, 12:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,553
Posted By txaviator
I delivered my RV-12 (via U-Haul enclosed truck)...

I delivered my RV-12 (via U-Haul enclosed truck) from Texas to northern Iowa. I rented 12-dozen moving blankets from U-Haul, for some ridiculously low price...I think it was like $50 total for the...
Forum: Safety 11-28-2014, 10:07 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 8,160
Posted By txaviator
^^^^^^^^^^^^ THIS ! ^^^^^^^^^^^^^

^^^^^^^^^^^^ THIS ! ^^^^^^^^^^^^^
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 11-21-2014, 11:30 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 47,062
Posted By txaviator
Hilarious! "they plowed a chunk of the...

Hilarious! "they plowed a chunk of the lake".
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-14-2014, 11:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,165
Posted By txaviator
Brilliant! And highly affordable!

Brilliant! And highly affordable!
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-14-2014, 10:49 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 14,771
Posted By txaviator
Mike's original link is working for me, Paul.

Mike's original link is working for me, Paul.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-13-2014, 12:19 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 14,771
Posted By txaviator
Whoa!

That's going to be a SERIOUS threat to the survival of the Australian company, in my opinion*! Those are some very stiff rules and prohibited actions. Makes me REALLY glad I sold mine before...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-03-2014, 10:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,176
Posted By txaviator
I must have missed the news.....what's your new...

I must have missed the news.....what's your new project?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-30-2014, 08:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,999
Posted By txaviator
Not sure....

I had a Mueller metal building built @ my house. It's 30' x 40'. I too had the option of weld-up versus bolt-up. I chose bolt-up for no real reason. In my case (about 8-years ago) the price was...
Forum: RV-12 10-28-2014, 11:19 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 9,660
Posted By txaviator
That's FANTASTIC! Glad it worked out well for...

That's FANTASTIC! Glad it worked out well for you!
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 10-21-2014, 10:06 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 17,089
Posted By txaviator
Don't forget Iron Eagle....where the dude steals...

Don't forget Iron Eagle....where the dude steals an F-16 and goes to 'save' his dad. Hahahahahaha!
Forum: RV-12 10-16-2014, 04:35 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 9,660
Posted By txaviator
Sorry for the delayed response. I'm so busy at...

Sorry for the delayed response. I'm so busy at work these days that I really don't have a chance to check-in here very often.

The blue tape with holes should work just fine, without the...
Forum: RV-12 10-09-2014, 10:27 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 9,660
Posted By txaviator
Office Depot / Staples / Etc.

I used the donut shaped thing-a-ma-jiggys that you use on notebook paper. Can't think of their name right now. The reinforcement donut-shaped, self-adhesive deals that you'd put over the three...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 09-06-2014, 06:35 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 16,818
Posted By txaviator
Red Bull: PIREP

* I read some schedule online that said the races started at 9:45, but it was a typo on their website. We got there at 9:00 but no real flying occurred until 12:15 or so. Wasn't much to do for the...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 09-05-2014, 12:02 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 21,414
Posted By txaviator
Doug, I'm saddened to hear about your mother. My...

Doug,
I'm saddened to hear about your mother. My sincere condolences.
Forum: RV-12 09-03-2014, 05:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,489
Posted By txaviator
Got it, Tom. I'll get back to you tomorrow!

Got it, Tom. I'll get back to you tomorrow!
Forum: RV-12 09-03-2014, 05:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,489
Posted By txaviator
Rick, I bought the HF press, too. And it simply...

Rick,
I bought the HF press, too. And it simply didn't have enough 'huevos' to do the job. I quit trying it after about a minute. I'm going off of memory but I think I went and used a large socket...
Forum: RV-12 09-03-2014, 04:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,398
Posted By txaviator
Fuel

David,
Do a quick search on this forum and you'll find plenty of discussions about just that. Some have rolled their own, and built their own wing tanks. And on the other side of the coin, I...
Forum: RV-12 09-03-2014, 11:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,489
Posted By txaviator
Rick, I wish you would have remembered I offered...

Rick,
I wish you would have remembered I offered to loan you my longeron dies for the -12! It makes it a piece of cake!

** Follow the angles and plans verbatim and yes, everything will fit like a...
Forum: RV-12 08-27-2014, 03:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,614
Posted By txaviator
Randy, Show them a pic of the finished product in...

Randy,
Show them a pic of the finished product in your plane.......your email will probably blow up with inquiries :D
Forum: Tools 08-22-2014, 02:09 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 679
Posted By txaviator
Bench Mount Pneumatic Squeezer?

Anyone have a bench mount pneumatic squeezer that they would like to sell?

Thanks-
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 08-15-2014, 05:47 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 16,818
Posted By txaviator
Tickets

I just now received an email from TMS saying that my tickets had been mailed! FYI.
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 08-13-2014, 04:03 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 16,818
Posted By txaviator
They ARE offering camping (a big spot that will...

They ARE offering camping (a big spot that will fit a motorhome or a truck/travel trailer). However it's $250! Here's the quote from the TMS webpage:
RESERVED CAMPING

Reserved camping in the VIP...
Forum: Painting your RV 08-11-2014, 09:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,091
Posted By txaviator
Now THAT is a brilliant idea!

Now THAT is a brilliant idea!
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 08-11-2014, 09:40 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 16,178
Posted By txaviator
I saw the cap too, and ordered a couple of them...

I saw the cap too, and ordered a couple of them and a shirt, from their official website last week! :D
Forum: Tools 08-09-2014, 12:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 8,823
Posted By txaviator
Ooooops!

I built an RV-12 with the same HF gun. Pulled it out of the box, connected to air and pulled however many thousands of rivets. Never added any oil. Only adjusted the 'jaws/pull' once or twice. ...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 08-08-2014, 04:46 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 16,178
Posted By txaviator
O2

Not to switch gears from lunch, but at what altitude are you'll putting on the O2 ?

Just curious since you are wearing it here but the altitude didn't sound too high? Thanks!
Forum: RV-14 07-29-2014, 08:05 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 80,047
Posted By txaviator
Looks nice! I really like the chartreuse green...

Looks nice! I really like the chartreuse green stripe!
Forum: Texas (South) 07-29-2014, 05:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,723
Posted By txaviator
KSEP

Go up to Stephenville! Should be an easy trip in the -10. Then you park the plane and either take the golf carts over to the Hard 8 BBQ, or call them and they'll come get you (if someone is already...
Forum: RV-12 07-09-2014, 04:42 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 8,673
Posted By txaviator
No problem, Tom! I won't need them for the...

No problem, Tom! I won't need them for the foreseeable future (I'm flying a high performance C-172 for now :rolleyes:) and they're just sitting in my toolbox.

Got your address and they'll go out to...
Forum: RV-12 07-09-2014, 04:23 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 8,673
Posted By txaviator
Send me a PM with your address, and I'll loan you...

Send me a PM with your address, and I'll loan you my crimpers for however long you need them. They aren't anything really fancy but they sure worked better than the original set I got with an RV...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-09-2014, 03:17 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 34,652
Posted By txaviator
Don't know, Sam. But he's sure gonna be close...

Don't know, Sam. But he's sure gonna be close :D

Probably looking for Deadliest Catch crab boats in the Bering Sea, for fresh dinner. (note the slow speeds and low altitudes)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-09-2014, 03:05 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 34,652
Posted By txaviator
Our Russian friend has ALL the darn fun! His...

Our Russian friend has ALL the darn fun! His engine will be @ TBO before you know it- as much as he flies! ;)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-09-2014, 02:54 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 34,652
Posted By txaviator
Excuse my ignorance and/or missing another thread...

Excuse my ignorance and/or missing another thread on this. But, is this THE trip where Vlad was flying way down into some chain of islands? The thread where he was planning the trip and a lot of...
Forum: RV-12 07-09-2014, 02:49 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 8,673
Posted By txaviator
I bought a set of Molex crimpers locally, at...

I bought a set of Molex crimpers locally, at Fry's Electronics. Great quality, fair price, and they worked well for me. Don't recall the part number. If you don't have a Fry's close by, frys.com...
Forum: RV-12 06-27-2014, 11:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,973
Posted By txaviator
Go into any ACE Hardware in the country. Look...

Go into any ACE Hardware in the country. Look for the little (yellow in a lot of instances) plastic bins that contain the specialty hardware. The stuff that is different from your standard nuts and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-16-2014, 05:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,622
Posted By txaviator
VERY very nice! :cool:

VERY very nice! :cool:
Forum: RV-12 05-23-2014, 12:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,519
Posted By txaviator
Yep we discussed that in our brief conversation,...

Yep we discussed that in our brief conversation, but he's first going to try to find a partner to buy in. That share ($) will quickly pay the tax bill. :)
Forum: RV-12 05-23-2014, 12:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,519
Posted By txaviator
No sales tax to Texas. One less thing for them...

No sales tax to Texas. One less thing for them to worry about! :cool:
Forum: RV-12 05-23-2014, 10:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,519
Posted By txaviator
He's got his commercial rating, and when work is...

He's got his commercial rating, and when work is available, he flies oil field workers around in a 182. Works on the line when not flying.

He was a really cool guy to talk to. And as mentioned in...
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