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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-08-2019, 08:52 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,435
Posted By judoka5051
Thank you gentlemen!

Alright, going to add a couple of hours (won't be the first time!). I understand the confusion with the 'low 1300's', thought a lot about that myself. The best I could figure was that it's on the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-07-2019, 07:36 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,435
Posted By judoka5051
Good Timing!

I'm at the end of my build and hope to do a first start next week. I have installed the EFII legacy system. I even bought the AFR system mentioned in the literature. However, I was too stupid to...
Forum: Safety 05-12-2019, 06:22 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,905
Posted By judoka5051
Reminds me of a T-Shirt I saw at Sun-N-Fun

"My wife hates flying, I sure am going to miss her!"
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-13-2019, 06:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 479
Posted By judoka5051
Avoid UPS Freight!

As a frequent shipper of canopies, I can tell you that the horror stories about UPS Freight from previous posters are dead on. They were either damaging canopies or trying to bill me after already...
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-23-2019, 06:30 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 10,591
Posted By judoka5051
Low cost 8...

I'm almost embarrassed to admit this, but I finished my RV8A for about $40K. That's all my budget could manage at the time. That said, I definitely shopped for the best deals. I found the airframe on...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-30-2019, 06:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,229
Posted By judoka5051
Something like that...

When I bought my engine for my last Rv, I did exactly that for storage. I bought a case of cheap auto oil and filled it to the top. Keep in mind that oil will come out of every hole. I had the carb...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-12-2018, 05:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 804
Posted By judoka5051
Visit your FL airpark...

Hey Guys and Gals,

We had planned on building on our lot in TN; but have reconsidered, and plan to look at some Florida airparks. Now, I'm not anti-social, but I/we don't want to be trapped in a car...
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-19-2018, 05:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,181
Posted By judoka5051
Shorten Them!

I shortened the late style wingtips on My RV8A by 9 inches a side and got a noticeably faster than normal rate. I did have to do a bit of fiberglass work at the intersection, but it wasn't too bad. I...
Forum: Reviews 10-06-2018, 02:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,385
Posted By judoka5051
Thanks for the kind words!

Hey David,

Thanks for the very kind review! I definitely want pics of the finished plane too.


Hey Rob,

Thank you for taking the time to add your input. In other news, I've finished everything...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-01-2018, 06:16 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,319
Posted By judoka5051
What's the deal with these dang Kamikaze birds!!??

I just had a big bird strike on the wing of the family truckster (Cherokee 180), and have been bummed about that repair (right on the seam of two skins). After seeing the damage to the Super Six, I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-09-2018, 07:43 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,570
Posted By judoka5051
Caveman method...

I had the same problem. After looking at it a bit, I decided to move the end of the the servo shaft farther out on the control horn. It worked great at cruise, but noticeably slower at lower speeds,...
Forum: COMM 07-14-2018, 02:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,377
Posted By judoka5051
Comes with it!

I just received mine and it has the adapter in the box. I won't be using the control head in any event since I'm using the GRT HXr for switching (at least that's the plan...).
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-23-2018, 05:57 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,791
Posted By judoka5051
Working on it!

Since there is so much interest in this, I've been planning to make just the windshield portion for the RV8 out of 3/8ths material. I'll need to get the dimensions from a finished RV8 windshield. Now...
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-26-2018, 03:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,617
Posted By judoka5051
Rough Fields!

I had an 8A. Bought it back when I was too stupid to know that turning it into a tailwheel was nearly impossible. Anyway, I built and flew that plane for a few years, and it was a stellar performer....
Forum: RV-14 03-20-2018, 07:46 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,128
Posted By judoka5051
EAA videos!

There's an EAA video on this subject. He even shows you how to modify a standard bit. This is the method I use, and I drill hundreds of 9/32 holes in plexi every week.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-17-2018, 06:53 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,090
Posted By judoka5051
Aerocanopy profile...

Good morning Evan,

The Aerocanopy RV8 canopy is the same profile as the Todd's canopy. I'm assuming that you're concerned about the windshield portion, and the intersection on the forward fuselage....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-16-2018, 06:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,090
Posted By judoka5051
$400 ???

Vans canopy - $840

ACS canopy - $675

LP Plastics - $741 (clear)
$890 (Med Gray)
$1154 (UV)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-06-2018, 06:08 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,019
Posted By judoka5051
Getting Ethanol out of mogas.

Hey all,

I did an experiment with mogas. I was thinking about this 'alcohol draws water' thing. I made a rig and pumped 10 gallons of mogas through water, then drained the remaining fuel, 9 gallons...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-11-2018, 06:36 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 11,790
Posted By judoka5051
Hindsight is always 20-20!! Dang...

Reading about the preload problem and stress relieving got me to thinking. I HAD an RV8 canopy frame, and gave it away when I decided to go to a Fastback. For FREE, what a big dummy I am. I could...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-10-2018, 06:08 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 11,790
Posted By judoka5051
Good Morning All, I have a couple of ideas...

Good Morning All,

I have a couple of ideas concerning the canopies cracking when sikaflex is used. I wonder how thick the filet is on the canopies that failed. If my guess is correct, it's as thin...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-08-2018, 02:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 659
Posted By judoka5051
RV8 wing swap (Old Style, non-Dash 1)

Hey All,

I've been reading through the threads and found some interesting info (as always!) It sounds like the Dash 1 wings and the center sections are all exactly the same. However, the early...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-05-2018, 07:28 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,090
Posted By judoka5051
Canopy thickness...

Good morning all,

Just stumbled onto this thread. Todd primarily used 3/16" material for all canopies. He would make a 1/4" canopy if you insisted. I bought the canopy for my 8A from him and...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-31-2017, 04:20 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,900
Posted By judoka5051
Lose some weight!

Not you, the plane... I built a 160hp RV8A that weighed 975 lbs. That's WITH all the fairings, wheel pants, and even an autopilot! By doing that I was able to pitch my prop for cruise and still saw...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-28-2017, 02:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,672
Posted By judoka5051
See that?!

Learned something else!

Thanks for the clarification Mel.


Lance
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-28-2017, 02:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,672
Posted By judoka5051
Many Thanks!!

Especially you Gil!

I'm rarely stuck, but when I am, I drink a Dos Equis, and look to VAF!

David's response got me to thinking too. Ultimately it's the DAR's decision whether or not it's...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-27-2017, 04:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,672
Posted By judoka5051
Maximum tint? (I knew this would happen!)

I have been asked if my tinted canopy (gray 2094) meets FAA spec for night flying. I have no idea! I doubt it though.. I have looked and looked, but the only thing I found was that the specs were...
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-24-2017, 02:05 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,456
Posted By judoka5051
PV...

Parallel Valve...
Forum: RV-3 12-12-2017, 05:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 528
Posted By judoka5051
Check your PM's

I can help!
Forum: Alternative Engines 11-26-2017, 07:18 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 23,010
Posted By judoka5051
Don't let the weight Federales get you down!

Hey Alt engine builders,

I experienced similar disbelief when I posted that I had built a 975 lb RV8A. That's with the pants and fairings, a 2 axis AP and 'some' paint. I eventually posted a pic of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-28-2017, 12:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 833
Posted By judoka5051
Thanks for the replies! And 1 more question..

I appreciate the responses. I see that even more pictures only confirmed that there's lots of variation. The canopy I made is 14 1/2 inches at the tallest point. Incidentally, figuring out how to get...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-27-2017, 04:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 833
Posted By judoka5051
RV3 Canopy Height??

Good Evening fellow RV'ers,

I just made a canopy for an RV3, and it looks quite tall to me. Additionally, it doesn't run straight from top to tail, it has a bit of a dip in it. So, I figured I'd...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-19-2017, 12:34 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,144
Posted By judoka5051
Weight/Performance relationship

This is a subject dear to my heart! I previously built an RV8A that weighed 975 ready to fly, and had fantastic performance. I listed how I got there in a couple of windy posts some time back. I sold...
Forum: Safety 08-13-2017, 07:16 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 13,118
Posted By judoka5051
Somebody sit on it?

From the the way it twisted so easily in the video makes me wonder it someone didn't sit on the outboard edge of the elevator while it was tied down. This comes to mind because that much damage from...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-08-2017, 07:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 635
Posted By judoka5051
Xcom!

I've put the Xcom in my last two planes. It also has one of the best intercoms I've used built right in.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-27-2017, 09:31 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 11,418
Posted By judoka5051
Let them 'Help'.

Whenever someone wants to help me move my plane in or out of the hangar; I ask them to watch a wingtip to make sure I don't hit anything. Gives them something constructive to do,,, without touching...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-06-2017, 05:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,964
Posted By judoka5051
Round two...

Two bits of news friends!

First, while I'd still like to investigate the two layer idea, which I will, even if only to do a compare/contrast; Meanwhile, I am also going to test 3/8 plastic for a...
Forum: Propellers 07-06-2017, 07:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,642
Posted By judoka5051
+1 for the ground adjustable.

The GA prop will is pricey, but, if you ever move to a longer field, re-do the landing gear and add pants, or sell the plane. It won't need a new prop.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-23-2017, 06:56 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,964
Posted By judoka5051
Hey Tom and Sam, In response to Tom's comment, I...

Hey Tom and Sam,

In response to Tom's comment, I realize that not everyone will feel the need to do this, but some folks are 'belt and suspenders'. Remember, I originally politicked against this!...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-22-2017, 06:06 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,964
Posted By judoka5051
Thicker Windshield idea!

Hey Guys and Gals,

I recently responded to a post concerning windshield thickness, and was generally against the idea, mainly because of weight. Then I had an epiphany while trying to go to sleep....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-06-2017, 12:33 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 13,265
Posted By judoka5051
Hey Mickey, As mentioned in my prior post, I...

Hey Mickey,

As mentioned in my prior post, I doubt that there's much to be gained by going to 1/4 vs 3/16 (especially after forming)... That being said, undoubtedly there's a thickness that will...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-05-2017, 03:37 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 13,265
Posted By judoka5051
Canopy thickness...

Hey Bruno,

The sizes are inches in decimal form. For instance 0.22 is 'pretty close' to 1/4, so that's what most folks call it. The same goes for 0.177 which is 'about' 3/16 (3/16 is .187 in the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-05-2017, 07:06 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 13,265
Posted By judoka5051
About that...

Hey Charlie,

How dark a tint are you talking about? I can tell you that even the tint shown does a fantastic job of keeping the heat and glare down. I've flown with both and I can definitely...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-04-2017, 04:27 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 13,265
Posted By judoka5051
Up and running!!

Ok Guys and Gals,

I've figured it out! I can make RV8 canopies (as it turns out I started with the hardest one first, go figure...) Here's a couple of pics of them. I'll be contacting Doug to get an...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-22-2017, 06:11 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,775
Posted By judoka5051
Threaded rod instead of a tap...

Hey All,

I've had pretty good luck with this. I noticed that the first time I put in and removed a screw was the hardest. Now I chuck a piece of threaded rod in a drill and run it in and out of new...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-20-2017, 07:45 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 13,265
Posted By judoka5051
Cool Trying to work it out!

Hey All,

I'm the guy (actually, I'm the guy who bought it, from the guy who bought it, from Todd's family) I picked up what was available in January, mainly forms. Since then I've built an oven and...
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-26-2017, 04:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 7,852
Posted By judoka5051
Almost there!

Hey All,

I've gotten several queries in just the last few days. I'll be finishing the 'Machine' this week, and will need to install a sub-panel to provide power. I should be able to start testing...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-04-2017, 05:44 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,353
Posted By judoka5051
Landning light? Yes I do.

I bought the plane as a partially built kit, and it has cutouts for lights on both wings. Personally, I wouldn't have got that route, but since the hole's already there.... Thanks for the idea...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-03-2017, 05:45 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,353
Posted By judoka5051
This thread got me thinking,,,

Now the smoke detector is going off! Anyway, let's say that I wanted to put the pitot tube on the inboard edge of the wingtip. How far forward would it need to extend to be in undisturbed air? I...
Forum: RV-4 03-01-2017, 06:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,641
Posted By judoka5051
Mixture Fix

I understand the problem of modding the mixture arm. What you might be able to do instead is drilling a hole further from the focal point on the mixture control lever. You can measure the throw on...
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-01-2017, 06:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,364
Posted By judoka5051
Been there!

I cut few couple of vertical slits in the problem areas. Then once I'd coaxed the skirt into the correct shape I added a couple of layers of glass over the slits to keep the shape until I could add...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-23-2017, 05:50 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,010
Posted By judoka5051
Cold turkey for me, but the vast majority of my...

Cold turkey for me, but the vast majority of my hours are in homebuilts of varying ability.
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-24-2017, 06:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 7,852
Posted By judoka5051
I've got it!

I just bought the bulk of what was Todd's business four days ago, I'm in the process of building an oven to do the forming. The previous buyer was unable to transport the old oven base (1500 lbs flat...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-29-2016, 06:12 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 9,796
Posted By judoka5051
Stainless steel tape from amazon..

Looks great and doesn't bind, but be careful when installing, the edge is razor sharp!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-08-2016, 06:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,726
Posted By judoka5051
Been there!

I had an 8A, and am based on grass. When I built the plane I added the Anti-Splat as insurance. The field got worse after a big twin was beta testing the props all day for two weeks, turning both...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-25-2016, 03:33 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 17,977
Posted By judoka5051
Title is pertinent!

I have to agree with the poster about the choice of title for a couple of reasons. First, It will alert P-Mag owners to a potential emergency, and motivate them to get the update. Secondly, The P-Mag...
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-14-2016, 12:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,278
Posted By judoka5051
Late to the party as usual!

I was going to recommend moving things forward to avoid adding weight. The easiest thing is the ELT with a remote 'shorty' antenna on the back of the seat. You can move it way up front, almost to the...
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-29-2016, 06:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,913
Posted By judoka5051
Why did they move next to the airport?!

This always baffles me. People move next to an airport/train/speedway etc. Then complain about the noise! Fools... They should be immediately dismissed by the legal system. Ok, rant over....
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 10-23-2016, 05:32 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 15,810
Posted By judoka5051
Good enough that I'm planning on it!

I'll be using it on the FB 8 I'm building. For all the reasons the site lists except extra power. Better mileage, lighter weight, single lever operation (mostly). It's going to be a leap of faith for...
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-11-2016, 02:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,772
Posted By judoka5051
Almost there!

I'm waiting for my airfoil gear legs, so this is perfect timing, thanks for the pics guys!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-12-2016, 04:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,170
Posted By judoka5051
Bob Turner is on to something.

Seems to me he owes you the cost of travel and lodging for pulling that stunt. You lost time, but it's impossible to assign a number to that. If I seem a little harsh, it's because I recently had a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-07-2016, 04:50 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,423
Posted By judoka5051
Got me thinking, and now my head hurts!

I've been reading both sides of the debate, and agree with both sides for the most part. But,,, I'm curious about the HP vs constant speed performance.

Lets say that I have two identical RV's, I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-02-2016, 03:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 809
Posted By judoka5051
Mock-up engine for cowl fitting??

Hey All,

On my last build I had the engine when I did the cowl fit and cut. Seems like I could have waited to get the engine much later if it weren't for that task. Does anyone know of a source for...
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