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Forum: RV-14 01-17-2018, 02:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,290
Posted By BruceEicher
This might be the best of both worlds. Still...

This might be the best of both worlds. Still could do that some day I don’t want polished...
Forum: RV-14 01-17-2018, 02:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,290
Posted By BruceEicher
I used https://www.metrorestyling.com I had the...

I used https://www.metrorestyling.com

I had the paint shop match my yellow vinyl. Turned out well.

And yes to tinnerman washers over all the vinyl
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-09-2018, 08:44 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,949
Posted By BruceEicher
I did use edge sealer on seams along leading...

I did use edge sealer on seams along leading edges of wings and wheel pants. Why, wind impact wears the seam. Best though to avoid seams altogether there. More useful for the concave curves is the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-09-2018, 07:23 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,949
Posted By BruceEicher
“The next component is the empennage fairing” One...

“The next component is the empennage fairing”
One of the hardest (in my experience) with compound concave curves.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-02-2018, 12:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 588
Posted By BruceEicher
Happy New Year!

Our pleasure Roy and Sandy. We need to compare planning calendars soon for some more fun!
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-01-2018, 08:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 742
Posted By BruceEicher
“The sign of a good mechanic is; he or she can...

“The sign of a good mechanic is; he or she can make it work with parts left over.”

I have the same angle on a shelf and mine has been flying for 465 hours.
1.2 today. ��

https://youtu.be/XIXliiO8KHs
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-18-2017, 07:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,455
Posted By BruceEicher
About as great as is gets, both airplane,...

About as great as is gets, both airplane, landscape, timing and photo quality.
Congrats!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-18-2017, 10:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,387
Posted By BruceEicher
Again, not specifically Costco but mine work well...

Again, not specifically Costco but mine work well with my slight tinted Van’s canopy.

http://i59.tinypic.com/2airotz.jpg

Here’s another...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-16-2017, 12:14 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,555
Posted By BruceEicher
Hi Jeff, You’re not alone. I know of a few...

Hi Jeff,

You’re not alone. I know of a few guys, still airplane owners, flying with friends and at the airport several days a week. It’s in their blood.

Have we met? EAA? CAA? OPA? Many great...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-14-2017, 11:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,455
Posted By BruceEicher
Spoiler alert

Stopped in this morning and picked up a couple. February is the money shot!
But here’s a back page so to hold off on spoiler
http://i64.tinypic.com/33wqtzq.jpg
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-30-2017, 01:17 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 12,509
Posted By BruceEicher
Aerobatic...

What about a bird that would take aerobatic flight to higher levels? Maybe an improved, all metal concept of the “One Design”? Or a less expensive home built “Extra” type?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-20-2017, 07:08 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,710
Posted By BruceEicher
FAA Building height FARs

I heard there is a website link that uses google maps to give approximate maximum hangar or other building heights near airports. Anyone know the site/link?
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-19-2017, 07:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,648
Posted By BruceEicher
I hope you have put one of those big screens in...

I hope you have put one of those big screens in the back for me too.
Forum: Painting your RV 11-16-2017, 05:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 12,388
Posted By BruceEicher
Like monokote, not.

The wheel pants where somewhat challenging for my novice skills. But outside curves are easier. Empennage and gear fairings with concave curves were the most difficult.
This film stretches with...
Forum: Painting your RV 11-15-2017, 10:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 12,388
Posted By BruceEicher
Q&A

I receive a question or two that might be worth sharing...so here’s a snippet of two PMs.

BTW, as of this post 4.5 years and 400 hours on the vinyl, still looking good.

Quote:

Q: As I finalize the...
Forum: Painting your RV 11-12-2017, 02:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,771
Posted By BruceEicher
Mine has 4.5 years and 400 hours on the film,...

Mine has 4.5 years and 400 hours on the film, holding up well.
Supplies sourced from metrorestyling.com
My old thread gives some answers...
http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=98932
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 11-07-2017, 07:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,251
Posted By BruceEicher
Nice story, and we don’t mind you coming North...

Nice story, and we don’t mind you coming North and spending your money. Next time buy more than a gallon though. 😀. And show your EAA card for free museum entrance. Last time I was there it got in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-04-2017, 02:53 PM
Replies: 554
Views: 397,344
Posted By BruceEicher
Room for three in an...

Room for three in an -8

http://i66.tinypic.com/9jf9ms.jpg
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-01-2017, 03:11 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 7,095
Posted By BruceEicher
Don’t be a hermit builder, seek advice, use your...

Don’t be a hermit builder, seek advice, use your resources...from the late, great Joe Blank, my tech advisor!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-31-2017, 11:11 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 332
Posted By BruceEicher
Baffle mounted on my -8...I know with the oil...

Baffle mounted on my -8...I know with the oil cooler shutter door it uses AN3-42A 3/16 3 7/8 long. And I believe AN3A 3/16 3 3/8 without the shutter. I did the reinforcement and used 4 1/8” This...
Forum: Polishing your RV 10-22-2017, 04:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,612
Posted By BruceEicher
I think about going to blue wings, 90% of bottom...

I think about going to blue wings, 90% of bottom is colored. These are taken today after 3 years of no polishing. (Not perfect by any means but still turns heads) The great job you’re doing it...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-15-2017, 04:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,972
Posted By BruceEicher
Yes, he kept a calm head and chose Moses...

Yes, he kept a calm head and chose Moses Lake/Grant County for it’s emergency crew just incase.



It was said he planned on bringing his bird home today. They saw no spar damage yesterday.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-14-2017, 10:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,972
Posted By BruceEicher
Vincent believes he hit some FOD on take off at...

Vincent believes he hit some FOD on take off at Othello that punctured his wing. He let all the fuel run out of that wing and landed at KMWH after declaring an emergency.
He is home safe and will...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-14-2017, 06:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,972
Posted By BruceEicher
I have met him, his wife and airplane at Desert...

I have met him, his wife and airplane at Desert Aire where he is based. I will check in with his base friends.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-26-2017, 12:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 641
Posted By BruceEicher
Given the choice at Columbia I used the paved...

Given the choice at Columbia I used the paved runway both last year and the year before. I walked the grass to check it out and thought it was a little too rough for my small tires with wheel pants....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-25-2017, 10:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,789
Posted By BruceEicher
Here's one in central Washington I have an...

Here's one in central Washington I have an personal interest in. The building CC&Rs are relaxed to even allow mobile homes. But the newer Northeast side of the runway is more upscale by owner...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-18-2017, 10:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,402
Posted By BruceEicher
Please build the airplane you wish. I was only...

Please build the airplane you wish. I was only referring to the available models for the demo flight. They will prefer to fly you in a side-by-side I believe.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-18-2017, 06:04 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,929
Posted By BruceEicher
3S7 is one of our favorites, and I have to admit...

3S7 is one of our favorites, and I have to admit the squirrely winds was my most obvious concern till now. This has always been my "go-around practice" strip, now I can add another.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-18-2017, 05:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,402
Posted By BruceEicher
You might want to call ahead, and be more...

You might want to call ahead, and be more flexible on model, the -8 demo is not too common I believe, others could be elsewhere or down for service. It would also be nice to have more than one day...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-16-2017, 05:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 475
Posted By BruceEicher
I might have mine set up different, but landing...

I might have mine set up different, but landing weight shows the same as TO weight in the text summary. But in the graph it shows TO WB and zero fuel WB
Forum: Trip Write-ups 09-16-2017, 04:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 844
Posted By BruceEicher
EAA 105 Garden Valley Eclipse Fly-Out

28 planes full of 60 friends enjoying the long epic weekend!

Slide show:
https://www.facebook.com/bruce.eicher.3/posts/1995735914029003

Teen Flight One...
http://i68.tinypic.com/14ybpmx.jpg

Paul...
Forum: Oregon 09-14-2017, 05:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 305
Posted By BruceEicher
Not me...

I am skipping this year. Last year they had a fly-in program; offer your bird for static display on the public tarmac, (but behind some plastic chains) and get free admission for the day, you and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-08-2017, 06:47 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,911
Posted By BruceEicher
Mike has a pattern diagram he hands out. I'm...

Mike has a pattern diagram he hands out. I'm fixed pitch so I did not keep the CS handout. Here's a thread showing the fixed pitch diagram, Mike or someone else will have the CS...
Forum: RV-10 09-03-2017, 04:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 922
Posted By BruceEicher
Talk to Jae Chang, he has the sweetest folding...

Talk to Jae Chang, he has the sweetest folding e-bike in his -10
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-14-2017, 11:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 697
Posted By BruceEicher
My key also, but you can remove it from the...

My key also, but you can remove it from the baggage lock without turning it closed and locked...
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-14-2017, 09:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 697
Posted By BruceEicher
I have a friend of a friend that was careless...

I have a friend of a friend that was careless enough to do just that. I heard it was just fine in flight. Not until final stall into a three point landing did it pop up for a few seconds with no...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-05-2017, 02:29 PM
Replies: 368
Views: 69,643
Posted By BruceEicher
Not at all. I sold that image to Kitplanes, so...

Not at all. I sold that image to Kitplanes, so it must have been snagged from their website, which is no issue with them either I believe. The image just caught my eye when I was flipping through...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-05-2017, 12:44 PM
Replies: 368
Views: 69,643
Posted By BruceEicher
That hand, mirror, and roll bar looks familiar....

That hand, mirror, and roll bar looks familiar. :rolleyes:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-26-2017, 12:19 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 8,231
Posted By BruceEicher
No, was not mine. Maybe Steve's, similar scheme.

No, was not mine. Maybe Steve's, similar scheme.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-24-2017, 11:35 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 8,231
Posted By BruceEicher
...few into a breakfast last month, as I taxied...

...few into a breakfast last month, as I taxied the airport manager asked me over the radio if I would park front center at the breakfast hangar...after parking it took all of my attention police'n...
Forum: RV-9/9A 07-06-2017, 01:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 926
Posted By BruceEicher
We prefer naked...

The blue plastic will give her tan lines...rip it off!
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 06-25-2017, 08:53 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 412
Posted By BruceEicher
Thumbs up Looks like a good day Sandy, wish we could have...

Looks like a good day Sandy, wish we could have made it. We're heading to the San Jaun's 4th of July weekend, you and Roy? Camp at Eastsound + Point Roberts and hop around is the plan.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 06-23-2017, 03:35 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,829
Posted By BruceEicher
Test

Scale 20 from 12 megapixel...I might need to reduce before hosting...
http://halie.com/scale/20/oTD.jpg
Scale 15
http://halie.com/scale/15/oT7.jpg
Someday soon...
http://halie.com/scale/20/oTV.jpg
Forum: Oregon 06-04-2017, 08:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 679
Posted By BruceEicher
Places to stay

I see there is a new Oregon listing in the RV Hotel.
http://www.vansairforce.net/TheRVHotel.pdf
As close as you can stay to Van's without sleeping in a hangar, but that is another option if we don't...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-30-2017, 03:17 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,944
Posted By BruceEicher
John, I heard Cavanough Bay Resort restaraunt...

John, I heard Cavanough Bay Resort restaraunt re-opened. They are on the lake at the end of the strip. Let us know, try the whole menu and report back. :p
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-29-2017, 11:48 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,944
Posted By BruceEicher
A little rougher than say Cavanough Bay and some...

A little rougher than say Cavanough Bay and some rodent holes that could catch low pants. Touch down area better than top end of uphill strip. Parking even less smooth.
BTW; One way in up hill....
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-29-2017, 11:37 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 15,507
Posted By BruceEicher
Hi Gregg, Mine has failed just a while ago when...

Hi Gregg, Mine has failed just a while ago when I slammed it in the canopy. But I used a lot more silicone glue giving more surface bond to the mirror back. The De- bonding in my case was at the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-26-2017, 01:33 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,944
Posted By BruceEicher
Call Alan at 208-659-8198, field keeper at...

Call Alan at 208-659-8198, field keeper at Cavanough Bay, Priest Lake. I would assume he has the field pristine.

I wish Oregon had some grounds, strip keepers like Alan. A prime location with...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 05-23-2017, 10:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,425
Posted By BruceEicher
You know Roy and Sandy, there is a set of hardly...

You know Roy and Sandy, there is a set of hardly used RV floats near by, with all your island hopping might not be a bad idea. ;)
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-22-2017, 07:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,512
Posted By BruceEicher
Why is it so restrictive? Liability? Does a...

Why is it so restrictive? Liability? Does a personal ELT have such an antenna with a big ground plane, no. Mine is on the GIB's armrest, curved around the seat back, like many others I believe.
My...
Forum: Reviews 05-20-2017, 12:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,183
Posted By BruceEicher
Thumbs up I too have had many of the same great...

I too have had many of the same great experiences, and I had bought Dynon Skyview before they merged. The Hickman's still gave me first class service.

But if it is beer brewing day for Rob, all...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-19-2017, 07:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,786
Posted By BruceEicher
Same here....with the old Van's supplied sensor,...

Same here....with the old Van's supplied sensor, same goes for fuel pressure I found.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-19-2017, 07:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,116
Posted By BruceEicher
Modeling RC can help with color schemes, but even...

Modeling RC can help with color schemes, but even more fun is practicing aerobatics while your feet are safe on the ground.
Now that my -8 is flying this little 'Girl is hanging in the...
Forum: ADS-B 05-15-2017, 05:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,488
Posted By BruceEicher
Just installed today, picture from hangar..."No...

Just installed today, picture from hangar..."No Radar". Going flying now. :)

http://i63.tinypic.com/ftlkkj.jpg
Forum: Trip Write-ups 05-13-2017, 07:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,786
Posted By BruceEicher
I'm glad you got on the plane! How could you...

I'm glad you got on the plane! How could you concider not? Will have to read further! :)
Thanks for sharing?
Forum: RV-4 05-11-2017, 12:11 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 47,474
Posted By BruceEicher
So far so good! A dozen or so TO's and Landings,...

So far so good! A dozen or so TO's and Landings, with a couple on plush green, wet grass. Handles just fine. I did cut a small hole in the inside of the pants for clearance of the lower rear...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 05-11-2017, 10:27 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,732
Posted By BruceEicher
I e-mailed Doug some time ago offering up my home...

I e-mailed Doug some time ago offering up my home near the Mother Ship. But it never got listed. I know the Oregon listings are old. Might be a project that never receives Doug's time in a busy...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-05-2017, 04:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,399
Posted By BruceEicher
Hi Jae, I have not seen any bubbling like that...

Hi Jae, I have not seen any bubbling like that yet, but will watch closely now. I did not fold over everywhere either, but did use the 3-M pre-vinyl primer and then the seam seal. With my half...
Forum: Autopilots 05-04-2017, 10:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 897
Posted By BruceEicher
I would think the OP's question is hypothetical. ...

I would think the OP's question is hypothetical. But I believe I recall a servo reverse switch for inverted flight in RC years ago. I never used it.

One note: There is no need to reverse ailerons...
Forum: RV-14 05-03-2017, 03:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,965
Posted By BruceEicher
I'm lucky to be based at Aurora. I take my Walk...

I'm lucky to be based at Aurora. I take my Walk of Shame right up to the counter, they know my name. It does not stop after the build much either. Brake pads, because I taxi with too much toe...
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-29-2017, 10:14 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 15,507
Posted By BruceEicher
Sounds good! You are all welcome! Another...

Sounds good! You are all welcome!

Another thought; after glueing up and fitting it to the bar, I trimmed the PVC clip opening some more on one side or the other to adjust the tilt movement.
Forum: My RV Build Project 04-28-2017, 08:22 AM
Replies: 214
Views: 83,398
Posted By BruceEicher
Nice! Can't wait to see it!

Nice! Can't wait to see it!
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