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Forum: Electrical Systems 10-03-2018, 09:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 846
Posted By Djgeib
I donít think youíll read above 18 gallons. Your...

I donít think youíll read above 18 gallons. Your floats will have topped out by then. If the first 18 gallons are accurate I believe your in good shape.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-28-2018, 07:59 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,977
Posted By Djgeib
Iíve had similar experience. I donít think the...

Iíve had similar experience. I donít think the FAA is sending out reminder letters anymore. Know when your anniversary is and renew before it. Last year I was late waiting on a renewal letter....
Forum: RV-10 08-31-2018, 07:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,691
Posted By Djgeib
Congratulations!!

Congratulations!!
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-06-2018, 08:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,009
Posted By Djgeib
I did mine pretty much by the book. Ensure you...

I did mine pretty much by the book. Ensure you have tab very secure in all directions before you make bend. Finish up with rivet gun on a low setting....
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-18-2018, 08:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,422
Posted By Djgeib
Letís talk brakes

I havenít put too much thought into brakes as Iím not that far into my build yet. However I will soon be running brake lines.
Itís been my assumption that at our low landing speeds, that I would not...
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-17-2018, 07:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,214
Posted By Djgeib
Thanks for the replies. Iíll do it with pop...

Thanks for the replies. Iíll do it with pop rivets. I knew it would be a simple solution but sometimes when youíre trying to fit rivet guns and squeezers in tight places, frustration gets the best of...
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-17-2018, 01:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,214
Posted By Djgeib
Perplexed?

Iím working on my -8 QB fuselage. Drilled the holes for the mid cabin covers and am putting in the nut plates. However, the aft most hole on the right side has put me in a quandary. I have removed...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-04-2018, 04:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,713
Posted By Djgeib
I decided to keep mine pretty simple. My heat is...

I decided to keep mine pretty simple. My heat is great in the summer and Iím kept cool in the winter. 🤪
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-29-2018, 07:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,311
Posted By Djgeib
I highly recommend some EAA workshops. I started...

I highly recommend some EAA workshops. I started with the sheet metal boot camp. Really help a lot for someone like me with zero building experience.
Youíll love the experience.
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-25-2018, 08:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,017
Posted By Djgeib
I was able to successfully drill the flap blocks...

I was able to successfully drill the flap blocks on the drill press. It was surprisingly easy. I did drill slowly and at a slow speed. Now I have another problem. Clearance for the bolt head and the...
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-20-2018, 07:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,017
Posted By Djgeib
Flap blocks

Getting close to drilling holes in the nylon flap blocks. Was wondering if standard drill bits are ok or if I should use plexiglass bits?
On the positive side completed my rotisserie today....
Forum: Tools 02-27-2018, 08:04 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,193
Posted By Djgeib
Thumbs up Looks to me like you just made two specialty...

Looks to me like you just made two specialty bucking bars!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-26-2018, 06:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 989
Posted By Djgeib
Welcome aboard! Iím just over a year into my -8...

Welcome aboard! Iím just over a year into my -8 build and have been enjoying every minute of the experience. This web site is a fantastic source of information as is the EAA. Couldnít live without...
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-21-2017, 07:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,461
Posted By Djgeib
I put an extra hole in mine a little further off...

I put an extra hole in mine a little further off center from yours. Called Vanís. Solution was to put in too more, on on each side. Youíll end up with two extra rivets and an oops rivet or a -4....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-15-2017, 08:20 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,407
Posted By Djgeib
Congratulations! Iím looking forward to that day.

Congratulations! Iím looking forward to that day.
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-09-2017, 02:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,288
Posted By Djgeib
I had the same problem, couldnít buck or squeeze...

I had the same problem, couldnít buck or squeeze a rivet in there but the pulled rivet worked fine and Vanís was good with it.
Forum: Nosewheel vs. Tailwheel 11-22-2017, 12:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,523
Posted By Djgeib
Nice video! As an experienced pilot with zero...

Nice video! As an experienced pilot with zero taildragger time I appreciate all the info I can get as I build my 8. Keep the videos coming.
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 10-24-2017, 06:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,159
Posted By Djgeib
Some thoughts for you. If your DH was 250' for...

Some thoughts for you. If your DH was 250' for the precision straight in the circle minimums were probably 450' or greater so you would have been below minimums to circle. Next, circling at minimums...
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-21-2017, 02:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 927
Posted By Djgeib
John thanks for posting the pictures. I'm...

John thanks for posting the pictures. I'm planning a similar set up. I purchased some hangars at the aircraft isle in HD. What did you use for rivets at the attach points?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-07-2017, 12:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,444
Posted By Djgeib
That's gorgeous!

That's gorgeous!
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-07-2017, 11:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,056
Posted By Djgeib
Smile I am please to report success!! I was still...

I am please to report success!! I was still feeling some slight binding on bearing with clecko's in the two rivets I removed. Decided to hang aileron to see if I could feel resistance. I could not....
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-05-2017, 07:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,056
Posted By Djgeib
I appreciate the quick replies. I went to the...

I appreciate the quick replies. I went to the shop today. Had put oil on it last night. Not much better. Tried to manipulate with shims, clamps and a rubber mallet with out much luck. Removed the two...
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-04-2017, 12:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,056
Posted By Djgeib
Aileron bracket bearings??

3 out of 4 aileron bracket bearings move with complete freedom of movement after being riveted in their respective brackets. The fourth one, right outboard, is stiff to the touch. Don't ask me why I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-03-2017, 04:58 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,066
Posted By Djgeib
They say timing is everything. I called Grove to...

They say timing is everything. I called Grove to put in an order in June as I had heard there could be long lead times. I felt I would need the gear by December or January. The Grove rep informed me...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-05-2017, 05:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 745
Posted By Djgeib
They do look nice!

They do look nice!
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-04-2017, 09:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,262
Posted By Djgeib
I've used both. Started with XM and loved it as...

I've used both. Started with XM and loved it as it was the only thing available. When ADS came out gave it a try. While I'll agree with the better resolution the update rates are better with the ADS....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-02-2017, 06:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,606
Posted By Djgeib
Also check your battery terminals. I had a...

Also check your battery terminals. I had a similar experience once and it was a loose battery terminal.
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-31-2017, 08:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,489
Posted By Djgeib
Congratulations!! Looks great

Congratulations!! Looks great
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-04-2017, 06:27 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 10,469
Posted By Djgeib
They look awesome!! Waiting for my wing kit but...

They look awesome!! Waiting for my wing kit but I'm sure I'll be taking to you in the future.
Forum: RV-10 06-04-2017, 06:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,309
Posted By Djgeib
Congratulations!!

Congratulations!!
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-30-2017, 06:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,726
Posted By Djgeib
Great job. Just finished my empennage and am...

Great job. Just finished my empennage and am waiting for the QB wing kit to arrive. Will be awhile before I reach the excitement of your stage!
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-02-2017, 05:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,740
Posted By Djgeib
Thanks for the advice. Think I'll be mounting 2...

Thanks for the advice. Think I'll be mounting 2 as I want 2 ADAHRS.
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-31-2017, 02:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,740
Posted By Djgeib
Temp probe location

Expecting my wing kit soon and am planning what items need to be installed in the wings. Going with a heated / AOA pitot probe. Was wondering where people have been installing temperature probes for...
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-27-2017, 02:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,024
Posted By Djgeib
Thanks for all the tips. I was able to use a...

Thanks for all the tips. I was able to use a slightly larger diameter pipe this morning to increase the radius of the large section and move the bend closer to the spar. It took quite a bit of...
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-26-2017, 01:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,024
Posted By Djgeib
Success and problems while rolling leading edge

I'm proud to say I've made to the point to be able to roll the leading edge of my empennage parts. Started with the rudder. Picked out a 1/2 galvanized pipe (7/8 outside diameter ) for the roll. Used...
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-04-2017, 12:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,256
Posted By Djgeib
Sent you a PM. I'd like one.

Sent you a PM. I'd like one.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-27-2017, 11:27 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,090
Posted By Djgeib
I took the EAA sheet metal boot camp. It was...

I took the EAA sheet metal boot camp. It was excellent and i would highly recommend it for those with no riveting experience as myself. Also buy the tungsten bucking bar, it makes a difference
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-06-2017, 03:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,277
Posted By Djgeib
Successfully bent the trailing edge of the rudder...

Successfully bent the trailing edge of the rudder today. Used a bending jig exactly as Vans suggested. 2*8 boards with four strong hinges. Started bend with 1/4" dowel. Then a second bend with a...
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-04-2017, 01:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,277
Posted By Djgeib
https://douglasgeib.smugmug.com/N104MG/i-RRTVCVr ...

https://douglasgeib.smugmug.com/N104MG/i-RRTVCVr

One more tryhttp://https://douglasgeib.smugmug.com/N104MG/i-RRTVCVr
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-04-2017, 12:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,277
Posted By Djgeib
Picture didn't come through on last post will try...

Picture didn't come through on last post will try again. Thought I had it figured out.

https://douglasgeib.smugmug.com/N104MG/i-RRTVCVr
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-04-2017, 12:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,277
Posted By Djgeib
Built my bending brake today out of 2x8's. Pretty...

Built my bending brake today out of 2x8's. Pretty much followed Vans plan in section 5. Picked up dowels in 1/4, 3/16, and 1/8 size. Will work my way down and see how it does. Expect to bend on...
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-30-2017, 01:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,277
Posted By Djgeib
Thanks for the advice. Think I'll do the step...

Thanks for the advice. Think I'll do the step down procedure and see how it goes:)
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-29-2017, 05:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,277
Posted By Djgeib
Bending trailing edge of rudder / elevators

I'm proud to say that I have completed my VS and should finish up the HS in a very short time. As such I have been researching making the bend of the trailing edge of the rudder. Searching the...
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-25-2017, 07:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 7,210
Posted By Djgeib
Good luck Lance, I'll be looking to see you up...

Good luck Lance, I'll be looking to see you up and running
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-16-2017, 05:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,886
Posted By Djgeib
I was able to get those forward holes by getting...

I was able to get those forward holes by getting help. One person to hold the skin open one to dimple. It worked.
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-07-2017, 09:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,967
Posted By Djgeib
I appreciate the responses. I would like to cut...

I appreciate the responses. I would like to cut it now, before I prime and reassemble. I've looked at drawing 78. Think I'll pull out the elevator horns and mock attach them to get an idea of how...
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-06-2017, 03:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,967
Posted By Djgeib
HS question

In the notes on the HS drawing it shows cut out material from the his-609PP to allow room for the elevator control horns to have clearance. It shows a hatched out area and refers to DWG 27A which I...
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-04-2017, 06:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,171
Posted By Djgeib
Called VANS today and that was there...

Called VANS today and that was there recommendation, take a flush rivet set in a squeezer and flatten the dimples. As long as you only do it once you're OK:)
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-04-2017, 08:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,171
Posted By Djgeib
Wish you had posted this a week ago. I did not...

Wish you had posted this a week ago. I did not notice that earlier in the plans. New there were some not to rivet but I dimpled all the holes. Will this be a problem for me later?
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-27-2016, 06:52 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 19,604
Posted By Djgeib
I would appreciate a copy....

I would appreciate a copy. Thanks
Djgeib@comcast.net
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-11-2016, 04:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,250
Posted By Djgeib
Congratulations!! Just getting started on my...

Congratulations!! Just getting started on my project, great to see completions rolling out.
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-10-2016, 10:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,561
Posted By Djgeib
Thanks for the help. Making some progress. Will...

Thanks for the help. Making some progress. Will attempt to up load some pictures to see how it works




http://https://douglasgeib.smugmug.com/My-First-Gallery/i-XHChZQm
Forum: Fiberglass 11-17-2016, 05:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,424
Posted By Djgeib
I recently took the EAA sheet metal class. While...

I recently took the EAA sheet metal class. While there they said they are coming out with a composite class for RV's. I'm guessing it would be worth it if you don't have experience. I know I'm...
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-15-2016, 04:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,561
Posted By Djgeib
Intro and question

Hi all,
I am the proud owner of a new RV8 empennage kit SN83603. It arrived the first week of November and I've been having a great learning experience as I sift through the plans. Must admit I get a...
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