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Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-08-2019, 03:12 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 9,945
Posted By wilddog
You can also disconnect the flap by lowering...

You can also disconnect the flap by lowering flaps and unscrewing the -3 bolt in the rod end. There should be a nutplate inside so no problem with access.
Forum: RV-3 04-13-2019, 04:07 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,059
Posted By wilddog
Dave, Is access behind the panel the same with...

Dave,
Is access behind the panel the same with a slider as a tip over? With my tip over, everything between the firewall and panel is easily accessible after removing the top panel.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-12-2019, 07:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,866
Posted By wilddog
Is age any problem with liability only insurance?...

Is age any problem with liability only insurance? I’m 72 with over 30 yrs flying without an accident or claim and use liability only insurance.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-02-2019, 07:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 985
Posted By wilddog
I did the same thirty years ago. Post are ok so...

I did the same thirty years ago. Post are ok so far.
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-29-2019, 07:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 825
Posted By wilddog
That is what I was thinking when I ordered 8:1 CR...

That is what I was thinking when I ordered 8:1 CR for my Titan 370. Also might be able to burn mogas.5
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-13-2019, 05:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 406
Posted By wilddog
Truck would be cheaper. UPS will possibly damage...

Truck would be cheaper. UPS will possibly damage it, then denie claim because you packaged it. Makes no difference how well you package it, it will not meet their specs.
Forum: Tools 03-01-2019, 07:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,143
Posted By wilddog
All above advice is good. If you remotely think...

All above advice is good. If you remotely think you might need a tool, buy it. There will be times building is stalled while waiting for a $5 tool to arrive that cost $10 to ship.
In addition to the...
Forum: RV-10 02-27-2019, 05:53 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,892
Posted By wilddog
5 yrs

Lycoming has an AD or SB for cleaning sludge at five yrs on engines with hollow CS. You have to remove the plug, clean and replace with a new plug.
Forum: RV-3 01-16-2019, 02:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,329
Posted By wilddog
Mine is on a Ram ball mount to the right of the...

Mine is on a Ram ball mount to the right of the comm in the picture posted above. Not an iPad, but a ifly about the same size. Works well in that position for me in my-3.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-29-2018, 05:34 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,086
Posted By wilddog
I put return line in early in the build. Fuel...

I put return line in early in the build. Fuel system does not require it but Iíll still be able to flush heat soaked fuel before a hot start.
Plumbing these lines on a completed -8 would be a major...
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-26-2018, 06:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,817
Posted By wilddog
That is probably thin wall 4130 and a fine tooth...

That is probably thin wall 4130 and a fine tooth hacksaw blade will cut it almost effortlessly.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-17-2018, 04:15 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,260
Posted By wilddog
How much does your airspeed change when this...

How much does your airspeed change when this happens?
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-16-2018, 07:13 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,355
Posted By wilddog
Add shipping to the cost and it has gotten very...

Add shipping to the cost and it has gotten very expensive. $3-4K would not be out of line in the US. Firewall fwd adds up too, oil cooler, exhaust, hoses, cam locks.....
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-16-2018, 07:10 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,249
Posted By wilddog
I have a Quincy two stage and it is very good but...

I have a Quincy two stage and it is very good but way more than you need. A single stage is much less cost and will supply all the air for a RV project needed. Get a big tank, about 5hp, single stage...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-02-2018, 09:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,324
Posted By wilddog
Welcome

Welcome Rich,
I also have the same combination, a flying RV 3a and a RV 8 in the shop. Just hope the 8 flys as good as the 3.
Bill
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-27-2018, 08:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,791
Posted By wilddog
Paul does perfect work and keeps customers...

Paul does perfect work and keeps customers informed with emails and pictures.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-25-2018, 11:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 480
Posted By wilddog
PVG

I may have the names wrong, itís been a while since I was there. Ask around and you should find it. Butch Eads may still be based there.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-25-2018, 11:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 480
Posted By wilddog
PVG

There are two places in KPVG that do it. Chesapeake Aviation and Curtis Eads .
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-28-2018, 06:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,975
Posted By wilddog
Use something other than hinges across the top...

Use something other than hinges across the top firewall and bottom by exhaust.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-07-2018, 07:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,309
Posted By wilddog
This idea will save wrapping tap around the set...

This idea will save wrapping tap around the set and gun to get into tight spaces.
Forum: Steam Gauges 09-06-2018, 04:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,889
Posted By wilddog
I wonít have anything made by Mitchell on any...

I wonít have anything made by Mitchell on any plane of mine. Their customer service is the worst Iíve ever encountered in my 71yr life on anything.
Forum: RV-3 08-24-2018, 02:51 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 533
Posted By wilddog
Firewall Mod

RV-3 builders might want to consider building a removable plate in the firewall behind the mags. The rt is not too bad but the lift is so close to the firewall removing/replacing the three screws in...
Forum: RV-6/6A 07-29-2018, 07:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,297
Posted By wilddog
Arenít the landings in an -A similar to a tail...

Arenít the landings in an -A similar to a tail wheel in that you must keep weight off the nose gear? Taxing would be different but on landing on grass, the nose wheel can dig in and needs to be held...
Forum: RV-4 06-28-2018, 06:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 630
Posted By wilddog
Your new ones look just like mine from Vetterman...

Your new ones look just like mine from Vetterman for my -8.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-27-2018, 08:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,420
Posted By wilddog
Thanks for the replies! Could you all elaborate...

Thanks for the replies! Could you all elaborate on placement of the seams? Especially on curving areas like the cowl, fairings and tips.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-27-2018, 11:51 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,420
Posted By wilddog
Vinyl Wrap?

There have been some beautiful wrapped RVs posted here but Iím wondering if any builders tried wrap and didnít like the results or gave up in frustration? If so, could you explain the problems...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-25-2018, 11:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,369
Posted By wilddog
Turbo69, Did you do the upper cowl with one...

Turbo69,
Did you do the upper cowl with one piece of vinyl? Iím going to try it and wondered if it would be possible to do one piece or do the air intakes in front of no. 1 and 2 seperatly. How do...
Forum: RV-14 06-21-2018, 09:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,842
Posted By wilddog
Looks like you could cut the fwd half of the...

Looks like you could cut the fwd half of the horizontal part that fastens to the stab apart from the rest of the fairing. Fasten it down to the stab and glass the gap. Other ideas??
Forum: Safety 06-19-2018, 12:35 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,688
Posted By wilddog
That stuff can also come off in sheets that could...

That stuff can also come off in sheets that could easily clog the fuel pick up. I would not fly it and you are smart to ground it. Building new tanks is a good option if your plane was from a pre...
Forum: Safety 06-17-2018, 07:44 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,688
Posted By wilddog
Send them to Weeps no More. Expensive but they do...

Send them to Weeps no More. Expensive but they do an excellent job.
Forum: RV-14 06-06-2018, 02:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,335
Posted By wilddog
Just did it. Had to cut a section out of middle...

Just did it. Had to cut a section out of middle of snorkle, fit both ends, fill middle with foam, sand to shape, glass, cut out foam. Fits like it was made for it now.
Forum: Rocket 06-03-2018, 06:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,132
Posted By wilddog
Interesting web page, Iíll be following your...

Interesting web page, Iíll be following your progress. Looks like a good start!
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-27-2018, 11:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,644
Posted By wilddog
Would tapered pins work in place of bolts?

Would tapered pins work in place of bolts?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-17-2018, 04:50 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,194
Posted By wilddog
Tom, I was at the same point a while ago. I...

Tom, I was at the same point a while ago. I mounted the engine, fitted the cowl and am currently trying to finish the baffles and oil cooler mount. The cowl and baffles take quite a bit of time. I...
Forum: Tools 05-16-2018, 08:01 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,067
Posted By wilddog
You are going to like those Wiha screwdrivers....

You are going to like those Wiha screwdrivers. Quality makes a big difference.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-15-2018, 05:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,032
Posted By wilddog
How much of a gap do you have at the LG leading...

How much of a gap do you have at the LG leading edge, where your thumb is in the last picture? Looks like the fairing needs to slide back a little and the upper part is stopping it. Cut it off??
Forum: RV-14 05-03-2018, 03:33 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,017
Posted By wilddog
Did the spacer come from AFP? I had not thought...

Did the spacer come from AFP? I had not thought about rotating the servo, looks like the best way to hook up the cables. I have a ECI sump that is a little different but running cables the same way...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-28-2018, 09:24 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,440
Posted By wilddog
Another question, did you take the tanks off and...

Another question, did you take the tanks off and cover them separately from the wings or run the vinyl over both with the tanks on? If I could cover the cowl, would heat be a problem? Iím also...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic 04-23-2018, 05:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,166
Posted By wilddog
It was mine! I was flying back to my farm in Va...

It was mine! I was flying back to my farm in Va near MFV from HWV and needed a very quick stop to unload some coffee.
RV-3a built by Peter Ward with a Rocket turtle deck. Iíve owned it for the past...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-19-2018, 06:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 859
Posted By wilddog
Iím also looking for two if anyone has any extra.

Iím also looking for two if anyone has any extra.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-30-2018, 05:45 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,167
Posted By wilddog
How long ago did the first RV-8 fly?

How long ago did the first RV-8 fly?
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-16-2018, 06:08 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,035
Posted By wilddog
Could you try pins from wire a little smaller in...

Could you try pins from wire a little smaller in dia? If that doesn’t help, I would change to screws and nut plates or cam fasteners. If you can go with smaller wire, be sure it is secured so that it...
Forum: RV-3 03-16-2018, 06:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 780
Posted By wilddog
Not like a -8, donít know about the -4.

Not like a -8, donít know about the -4.
Forum: RV-14 03-12-2018, 04:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,529
Posted By wilddog
Donít despair, it is a steep learning curve with...

Donít despair, it is a steep learning curve with Proseal and tanks. I was dreading building them but after I got going, actually enjoyed it.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-06-2018, 03:02 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 7,986
Posted By wilddog
By the time it works itís way down the supply...

By the time it works itís way down the supply chain to retail and everybody has added on to that small increase, the box of cereal, loaf of bread and possibly a RV kit cost a lot more.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-25-2018, 11:05 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,589
Posted By wilddog
Carl, check your pm.

Carl, check your pm.
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-22-2018, 06:03 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,035
Posted By wilddog
There are also several screws on each side just...

There are also several screws on each side just behind the spinner that must be removed.
Forum: Steam Gauges 02-18-2018, 06:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,052
Posted By wilddog
I have two of them but the temp is a probe and...

I have two of them but the temp is a probe and cable, not 12v. One has a long cable and the other a shorter one. Both are reading the same temp as air now. Donít know how accurate or if it works....
Forum: Steam Gauges 02-17-2018, 06:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,052
Posted By wilddog
I think I have one, I will check today.

I think I have one, I will check today.
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-04-2018, 04:07 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,136
Posted By wilddog
I will be interested in how this turns out. 80...

I will be interested in how this turns out. 80 mils is no small amount and if you disassembled the center section, How are you going to rivet it back with the holes so far off? If the QB is actually...
Forum: Acts of Charity (using your RV) 01-30-2018, 03:14 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 21,170
Posted By wilddog
Pete, So sorry about your dog. I know how hard...

Pete, So sorry about your dog. I know how hard the loss of a good dog is. Your final act of kindness relieved him of his pain at the end of a happy life with your family and Iím sure he is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-30-2018, 08:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 878
Posted By wilddog
Consider making it so you can slide the drdt2...

Consider making it so you can slide the drdt2 in/out because you will need the clearance below for some things.
Forum: RV-14 01-21-2018, 04:03 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 8,191
Posted By wilddog
Good tips in these post. One more, it is very...

Good tips in these post. One more, it is very difficult to inspect the shop head side of some rivets. Press your finger against it for a min. The shop head will make an impression on your fingertip...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-19-2018, 04:25 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 11,161
Posted By wilddog
Fast Back Canopy

Has anyone with the fastback mod had a cracked canopy? This mod would have a shorter canopy and get rid of the point where most cracks seem to occur.
Forum: RV-14 01-17-2018, 04:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,649
Posted By wilddog
Bevan, Nice looking job. What parts did you...

Bevan,
Nice looking job. What parts did you paint? Was matching the paint color to the film any problem?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-12-2018, 09:13 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 9,767
Posted By wilddog
I have my PTT on top of the stick, the same place...

I have my PTT on top of the stick, the same place as my other airplanes and it works fine there. I canít ever remembering accidentally hitting it. I have one of Daytonís throttle levers with engine...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-08-2018, 07:27 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,264
Posted By wilddog
Big Targets for Lawyers

Iím wondering if carrying a big insurance policy only makes you a bigger target? If you do have a $2m umbrella policy plus say a half mil liability policy and get sued for $10m, youíre still on the...
Forum: RV-10 12-26-2017, 10:35 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,634
Posted By wilddog
Thanks Carl, I can see that would be a problem.

Thanks Carl, I can see that would be a problem.
Forum: RV-10 12-26-2017, 07:21 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,634
Posted By wilddog
Yes, now next question. Would a simple open/close...

Yes, now next question. Would a simple open/close valve on the return line located in the cockpit work as well as the AFP purge valve? That would eliminate the cable and the expensive AFP purge...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-20-2017, 04:09 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,002
Posted By wilddog
Locate your air compressor in a separate building...

Locate your air compressor in a separate building so you donít have to hear it running.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-20-2017, 06:47 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,002
Posted By wilddog
Make it much bigger than you think you will ever...

Make it much bigger than you think you will ever need.
Forum: My RV Build Project 11-06-2017, 06:15 AM
Replies: 416
Views: 209,376
Posted By wilddog
David, Question, if you should ever have to...

David,
Question, if you should ever have to replace a glued and riveted skin, how hard would it be to remove with the glue holding it?
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