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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-03-2017, 06:44 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,422
Posted By hawkeyestof
VAF

VAF was one very important factor in my decision to build the 8. VAF was/is an often referred to resource while building and while flying. As friend Mike remarked recently, we all seem to run into...
Forum: RV-12 11-21-2017, 02:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,989
Posted By hawkeyestof
Really well done. Thanks

Really well done. Thanks
Forum: Trip Write-ups 07-10-2017, 06:01 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 96,172
Posted By hawkeyestof
Thanks Vlad - great trip...again. J

Thanks Vlad - great trip...again. J
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-01-2017, 09:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,950
Posted By hawkeyestof
Jesse: Except for the "runs a little rough at...

Jesse: Except for the "runs a little rough at full power", I would suspect the EGT probe - especially if using the Dynon supplied probes. You may recall that I replaced all my probes - after...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-24-2017, 10:09 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,180
Posted By hawkeyestof
Yes - Blackstone recommended again

Yes - Blackstone recommended again
Forum: Trip Write-ups 04-29-2017, 11:25 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 40,580
Posted By hawkeyestof
Great adventure

Congratulations to all - and thanks for letting me vicariously tag along. J
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-27-2017, 03:04 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 39,129
Posted By hawkeyestof
Done

Got physical from "state licensed physician" today - no muss, no fuss.
Forum: RV-14 04-24-2017, 03:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,883
Posted By hawkeyestof
Wt FP vs C/S

Ray. FWIW, The wt difference on my IO-360, all items included, was a whopping 1 pound. Removed Sensenich FP and installed Whirl wind C/S. Love the WW... J
Forum: Trip Write-ups 04-14-2017, 08:30 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 40,580
Posted By hawkeyestof
trip

Rosie et all: Looking forward to following this years adventure - as are several hundred (thousand) other RV'ers. Checking the Spot tracker map and viewing the photos are highlights of my day. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-04-2017, 02:48 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,794
Posted By hawkeyestof
VAF

Thanks Doug. Without VAF (and three loyal mentors) I could not have built my 8A, or my partially completed 12. Not a day goes by I don't log on and check the new posts and, of course, Doug's front...
Forum: Safety 02-26-2017, 10:52 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,073
Posted By hawkeyestof
Way to go Walt. Now you're really ready for that...

Way to go Walt. Now you're really ready for that Alaska trip on your bucket list!! Jerry
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-23-2017, 11:03 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,399
Posted By hawkeyestof
You're OK

Great advice above. I was fortunate to have great mentors. If in doubt, stop and wait for visit from mentor. The internet became my close friend. (EAA hints for homebuilders for one.) Go visit a...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 02-23-2017, 05:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,469
Posted By hawkeyestof
Thanks Vlad - you have accepted THE challenges. ...

Thanks Vlad - you have accepted THE challenges. :)
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 02-23-2017, 12:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,469
Posted By hawkeyestof
Alaska trip - video

Some (hopefully) motivation and a cure for your mid/late winter building blues - 8 or so minute amatuer video/photos of my RV-8A trip to Alaska. Texas to Whitehorse, Fairbanks, Nome, Denali,with...
Forum: Canada 01-28-2017, 02:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,620
Posted By hawkeyestof
Cut Bank is great stop. On return to US, call...

Cut Bank is great stop. On return to US, call well in advance- customs guy must drive from ?? to meet you. Best US customs experience I've found anywhere. Lethbridge customs also great (as we're...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 01-11-2017, 11:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,084
Posted By hawkeyestof
Wow

Thanks for sharing. Very nice. J
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-16-2016, 03:18 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 10,708
Posted By hawkeyestof
It is a deal breaker

I've flown behind dual 10" SV, including hours of IFR in the muck, for 4 yrs and love the SV, Dynon and Dynon customer and tech support. Now building RV-12 and will jump ship to Garmin BECAUSE of SA....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-05-2016, 06:47 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 10,237
Posted By hawkeyestof
Smile DR

My 8A now has >500 wonderful hours. She would/could not have been built (by me) without the support of three great mentors, Vans tech support, and most importantly, VAF. Although exempt, I support...
Forum: RV-14 11-07-2016, 04:45 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 10,141
Posted By hawkeyestof
Installed parking brake on my 8 during build and...

Installed parking brake on my 8 during build and have been very happy to have it on several occasions. In Puerto Rico, once in Alaska and in several stateside (small) airports with sloped area at...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-29-2016, 06:48 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 7,357
Posted By hawkeyestof
All good information here. I learned the many...

All good information here. I learned the many skills required to build an RV while building. My help came from VAF, other internet sources and mentors. Ok to make a mistake if you can "un-do" it. ...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-29-2016, 06:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,398
Posted By hawkeyestof
Gas/oil

I get the same on my IO-360 on occasion. Turned 500 hours today.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-15-2016, 04:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,616
Posted By hawkeyestof
Carl, Bob, Forane and all. See if I can put some...

Carl, Bob, Forane and all. See if I can put some of this to rest by functionally describing the operation of system I designed, and which I regularly fly in IMC.
I have two 10" SV's, two back up...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-15-2016, 04:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,616
Posted By hawkeyestof
How many redundant systems do I need?

How many redundant systems do I need?
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-15-2016, 04:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,616
Posted By hawkeyestof
Ditto Carl - Dual SV, dual b/u batts and two...

Ditto Carl - Dual SV, dual b/u batts and two ADAHRS - nearly 500 hours and works great. J
Forum: Trip Write-ups 09-11-2016, 09:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,923
Posted By hawkeyestof
Great trip, Andy. Thanks, I'm heading west.

Great trip, Andy. Thanks, I'm heading west.
Forum: Reviews 09-11-2016, 09:31 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,015
Posted By hawkeyestof
super customer service

I had a questionable warranty claim. Anti-splat sent new bearing overnight.
Forum: Safety 09-08-2016, 01:15 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,530
Posted By hawkeyestof
Getting old

I'm not "getting" old - I'm there. Just enjoyed BD #78 and enjoy flying my 8A but.... No more night flights. Few extended cross country flights. Limited single pilot IFR with significantly higher...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-19-2016, 10:23 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 10,525
Posted By hawkeyestof
Thanks for all your help - best in your fight and...

Thanks for all your help - best in your fight and recovery. J
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-08-2016, 06:16 AM
Replies: 31
POH
Views: 5,466
Posted By hawkeyestof
POH

Ariel: I'd appreciate a copy. hawkeyestof@yahoo.com
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 08-05-2016, 02:14 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,533
Posted By hawkeyestof
Nice

Great video - let's those up us who stayed home see what we missed.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-10-2016, 06:29 PM
Replies: 308
Views: 96,831
Posted By hawkeyestof
No cracks

The Hawk with 430 hours - no cracks.
Forum: GPS 04-23-2016, 07:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,612
Posted By hawkeyestof
GPS antenna

Tried both the Garmin GPS for 430W and Dynon (SkyView) GPS antenna under cowl at firewall - they did not play nice together. Now have both mounted on glare shield with black "bootie" covering. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-13-2016, 09:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,524
Posted By hawkeyestof
Dave: I flew the highway route up/back in '14. ...

Dave: I flew the highway route up/back in '14. Planning to fly up the trench, then back via the coast this early June. Be pleased to share my experience with you. (All except the scud running...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-22-2016, 07:31 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,505
Posted By hawkeyestof
Age and Vans

Thanks for sharing, Guy. Great story, well told. And, many years down the airway, look forward to the reverse - downsizing (in process here) from The Hawk - RV-8A - to Miss Gail - RV-12 (in process...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-20-2016, 06:25 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,678
Posted By hawkeyestof
Great story, Dave. Thanks for sharing. Always...

Great story, Dave. Thanks for sharing. Always enjoy your writing. J
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-14-2016, 06:37 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,476
Posted By hawkeyestof
Very nice, David. (paint scheme does look a bit...

Very nice, David. (paint scheme does look a bit familiar). 😀 Will stop by for up close look. J
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-14-2015, 06:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,047
Posted By hawkeyestof
AP servo

All my many Dynon AP problems, including uncommanded turns, were solved by installing the next larger size roll servo. No problems in over 50 hours with new servo. Dynon folks great to work with -...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-12-2015, 10:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,505
Posted By hawkeyestof
Nose wheel bearing mod - 8A

I've had the AeroSplat nose wheel bearings installed on my 8A since before day 1. (Along with other mods.) So, no way to compare AntiSplat bearings performance to original equipment. With that being...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-12-2015, 08:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,505
Posted By hawkeyestof
another shout out for AntiSplat

Nose wheel bearings a bit stiff after doused with some high water (aka small flood) in hanger. James had new ones in the mail, no charge, day I called.
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-27-2013, 03:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,074
Posted By hawkeyestof
Wt & Bal app

WnB Pro is a super wt & bal app for all GA. Easy to set up, sliders to change wt, graphical and digital results. From iTunes. J
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-18-2013, 05:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,391
Posted By hawkeyestof
CAFE

Go to cafefoundation.org research Cafe APR's RV-8A
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-17-2013, 10:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,391
Posted By hawkeyestof
Reversal of control authority with aft cg is a...

Reversal of control authority with aft cg is a deficiency in the RV-8A, as detailed in this CAFE report - p. 7, I believe, discusses longitudinal stability. The report is written from test results...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-22-2012, 08:02 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 8,273
Posted By hawkeyestof
RV security

Bob: Wire starter power thru a "secret" switch. Mine is hidden in plane sight - but could be under/behind panel and, yes, must be manually turned on/off. Canopy lock on the sliding rail to prevent...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-08-2012, 07:29 AM
Replies: 417
Views: 95,859
Posted By hawkeyestof
Brian:

I'd love to have a copy - and thanks for sending. hawkeyestof@yahoo.com
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-14-2011, 07:52 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,104
Posted By hawkeyestof
Push button start

Push button starter and locking toggle switches for mags. Also installed a "secret switch" which, when closed, removes power from the starter circuit. Yes, that's the security system! Not...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-09-2011, 07:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,632
Posted By hawkeyestof
Thanks

Joe: many thanks for all your contributions to the aviation community.
Forum: Safety 08-17-2010, 05:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,649
Posted By hawkeyestof
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-23-2010, 03:16 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 11,928
Posted By hawkeyestof
form a prostate cancer survivor

A few random thoughts from a prostate cancer survivor. Successful surgery in '01 - no I (incontenence) and no I (impotence) at all, ever. Yes, I was one of the lucky ones.

First, on advice which...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-30-2010, 01:49 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 8,163
Posted By hawkeyestof
I am defined by the challenges I accept.

Started just after my 71st birthday. Work slowly some days - don't work others!! Love it - tail feathers should be done in February and expect 8A QB wings and fuse soon. :)
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-08-2009, 10:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 10,723
Posted By hawkeyestof
Deene - looks great in the hanger and flying! ...

Deene - looks great in the hanger and flying! thanks for the photos, Jerry
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-18-2009, 10:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 927
Posted By hawkeyestof
price increase

flyguy - Van's told me a few weeks ago (when I ordered my 8A fuse and wings to be shipped in Jan) that price increase is scheduled Feb 1. Hope that's still the case. Hawkeyestof
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