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Forum: RV-14 Today, 08:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 90
Posted By rv8bldr
I used MS Visio for my RV-8 (painful). I'm...

I used MS Visio for my RV-8 (painful). I'm currently using TinyCAD (https://tinycad.en.softonic.com/) for my Bearhawk.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 12-11-2017, 01:38 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,263
Posted By rv8bldr
Looks like they missed the decimal points. Maybe...

Looks like they missed the decimal points. Maybe -55.0C to +125.0C ?
Forum: Canada 11-21-2017, 07:38 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 9,931
Posted By rv8bldr
The plan sheets are 1/4 scale. Just measure the...

The plan sheets are 1/4 scale. Just measure the wing and flaps on the drawing and scale up.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-07-2017, 07:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 783
Posted By rv8bldr
Hey Mark I use an older Samsung Tab A 8" with...

Hey Mark

I use an older Samsung Tab A 8" with FltPlanGo. Certainly not leading edge tech, but it works great in my RV-8. I have it on a swivel mount on the lower part of the panel and just run a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-16-2017, 02:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 665
Posted By rv8bldr
Excellent! Thanks for this. We'll check it out.

Excellent! Thanks for this. We'll check it out.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-16-2017, 02:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 665
Posted By rv8bldr
The funny thing is, we said that the aircraft...

The funny thing is, we said that the aircraft would have separate insurance, and that the building activities would be in the hangar. The moron at the insurance company insisted strongly that any...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-16-2017, 12:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 665
Posted By rv8bldr
Home insurance and homebuilts

Hi folks

Don't let the title fool you, this is actually aviation related. And second, this *may* only apply to us in Canada, but I'm sure regardless of where you are this may apply.

We are just...
Forum: Canada 10-16-2017, 07:34 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,308
Posted By rv8bldr
And just in case the message isn't getting...

And just in case the message isn't getting across, do NOT, under any circumstances, let UPS do the brokerage. They were horribly expensive (and useless!) when I was building my RV-8 15 years ago, and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-12-2017, 11:51 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 282
Posted By rv8bldr
But, but, but.... you're in Cold Lake :D I grew...

But, but, but.... you're in Cold Lake :D

I grew up in Greenwood/Kingston.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-19-2017, 08:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,168
Posted By rv8bldr
Well, isn't that embarrassing :-) I grew up in...

Well, isn't that embarrassing :-) I grew up in the Annapolis Valley (Greenwood/Kingston) and went to Acadia University. Never heard of Hillaton.

Sigh...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-18-2017, 08:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,168
Posted By rv8bldr
Kings County airport (Waterville) is permanently...

Kings County airport (Waterville) is permanently closed. Which sucks. I flew out of there with the Air Cadet glider program in '80 and '81. To my knowledge it was the only GA airport in the Annapolis...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-14-2017, 12:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,168
Posted By rv8bldr
Just copied this from the COPA website: Parking...

Just copied this from the COPA website:

Parking fee 60

Comments About Fees

ALL private aircraft under 2000 kg (4400 lbs) MTOW are not assessed landing fees as COPA Flight 60 Halifax pays an...
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-03-2017, 01:29 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 11,484
Posted By rv8bldr
Hey Perry I live almost 4000kms from Long Beach...

Hey Perry

I live almost 4000kms from Long Beach so I have no first hand knowledge, but I think EAA chapter 7 is based there.

I was just curious about the throttle position. Most tandem/stick...
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-02-2017, 06:41 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 11,484
Posted By rv8bldr
Cool! I find it odd, though, that the throttle...

Cool!

I find it odd, though, that the throttle is on the right. Was that a personal preference? Or is there a more technical reason?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-18-2017, 10:32 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,128
Posted By rv8bldr
There are quite a few of us Bearhawk "traitors"...

There are quite a few of us Bearhawk "traitors" in the Vans community :-) I still have and fly my RV-8 while I scratch build Bearhawk.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-08-2017, 09:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,230
Posted By rv8bldr
2010, believe it or not.

2010, believe it or not.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-07-2017, 01:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 403
Posted By rv8bldr
Near the bottom of the online store page. It is...

Near the bottom of the online store page. It is the first of four links.


http://vansaircraft.com/cgi-bin/store.cgi
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-07-2017, 01:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 403
Posted By rv8bldr
Try this. It is a text file of recently shipped...

Try this. It is a text file of recently shipped orders

http://vansaircraft.com/public/t.txt
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-07-2017, 08:42 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,823
Posted By rv8bldr
Yep, I discovered that a few years ago....

Yep, I discovered that a few years ago. Innovation Aviation (I think that is where I parked) gave me a night free when I bought fuel from them, but I had to pay for the other nights.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-06-2017, 10:49 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,823
Posted By rv8bldr
Agreed. I didn't mean to imply that they were...

Agreed. I didn't mean to imply that they were necessarily Nav Canada fees. Sorry. I was trying to show that other fees had started to appear as well. I know that while Toronto Billy Bishop, Hamilton,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-06-2017, 07:33 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,823
Posted By rv8bldr
One note here is that we do have landing fees at...

One note here is that we do have landing fees at *some* airports. Mostly these are the larger ones serviced by airlines, but even then, the fees aren't all that large. The last time I landed at...
Forum: RV-14 05-03-2017, 01:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,885
Posted By rv8bldr
Another reason to post here is that you may not...

Another reason to post here is that you may not have needed to order new parts. In this case, assuming you had edge distance and so on, you could have just used AD4 rivets instead of AD3 and carried...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-28-2017, 10:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,986
Posted By rv8bldr
Hey Jerry This is AWESOME. Where will it be...

Hey Jerry

This is AWESOME. Where will it be located? Near where the tent was last year?
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-26-2017, 10:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,401
Posted By rv8bldr
PM Sent (blah blah msg too short)

PM Sent (blah blah msg too short)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-24-2017, 10:22 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 9,449
Posted By rv8bldr
My favorite beer name from last years event (not...

My favorite beer name from last years event (not surprisingly, it is from...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-08-2017, 07:34 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,974
Posted By rv8bldr
Is the volume on the phone fully turned up? I...

Is the volume on the phone fully turned up? I know that with my Lightspeed Zulus I have to make sure the volume on the phone is as high as it can go when Bluetoothed...
Forum: Canada 02-09-2017, 08:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 893
Posted By rv8bldr
As Bill said, the MD-RA guy needs to see every...

As Bill said, the MD-RA guy needs to see every nut, bolt, and rivet. When I was building my -8, I finish riveted one side of of the control surfaces, wing, and horizontal stab, then I had my...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-26-2017, 08:28 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 29,315
Posted By rv8bldr
Not sure about an RV-6, but I do know of an RV-7...

Not sure about an RV-6, but I do know of an RV-7 that lost it tail (it was a friend of mine). In that particular case the aircraft was way over VNE (according to recovered EFIS data) doing aerobatics...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-26-2017, 07:24 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 29,315
Posted By rv8bldr
This is the reason that I like our system here in...

This is the reason that I like our system here in Canada, although admittedly it costs me more money. Before any aircraft structure is closed up (in RV's, this means finish riveting any skins such...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-16-2017, 07:46 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 31,667
Posted By rv8bldr
Another trick that I used putting my front seal...

Another trick that I used putting my front seal in was to put a plastic grocery bag over the prop flange. The combination of a warm, pliable seal and the slippery surface of the plastic made the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-16-2016, 07:25 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,916
Posted By rv8bldr
Hey Steve I don't know how much of a hurry you...

Hey Steve

I don't know how much of a hurry you are in for the bikes, but check out the Helix (https://www.ridehelix.ca/). They are available for pre-order, appear to be about half the cost of a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-03-2016, 12:07 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,156
Posted By rv8bldr
I've always had the three blade Catto on my -8 so...

I've always had the three blade Catto on my -8 so I can't comment on it's glide ratio compared to anything else. What I can say is that I can slow down quite quickly while in the circuit. I keep...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 11-02-2016, 07:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,875
Posted By rv8bldr
...and his -8 is on skis built by Patrick...

...and his -8 is on skis built by Patrick Gilligan up here in the Ottawa, Canada area. Patrick designed, built, and flies skis on his own RV-8. Michel Gordillo had Patrick make him a set, which...
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-20-2016, 10:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,985
Posted By rv8bldr
I had 4 hours of tailwheel training on a Stinson...

I had 4 hours of tailwheel training on a Stinson 108-3 (and a total of 140 hours) before I started flying my -8 almost 12 years ago (actually, 12 years on 4 Nov). I really, really struggled trying to...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 10-20-2016, 07:09 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 27,769
Posted By rv8bldr
Was it ever :-) The collection is HUGE and very...

Was it ever :-) The collection is HUGE and very well done. Really enjoyed that.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 10-20-2016, 07:08 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 27,769
Posted By rv8bldr
Hi Haydn Thanks for the list! We did a few of...

Hi Haydn

Thanks for the list! We did a few of those things and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. We had a hire car, so we drove to Hahndorf, Mt. Lofty, and other Adelaide Hills places, but had to be...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 09-18-2016, 01:35 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 27,769
Posted By rv8bldr
Hey Haydn I was really hoping you were going to...

Hey Haydn

I was really hoping you were going to do the Adelaide bit of your video series this episode. My wife and I arrived today in Sydney from Canada. I'm doing a week of work in Sydney, then a...
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-13-2016, 11:24 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,195
Posted By rv8bldr
$135 according to the link he provided. That...

$135 according to the link he provided. That would be about $180 to us Canadians.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-13-2016, 08:08 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,156
Posted By rv8bldr
No idea. I have never been above 9000' (my home...

No idea. I have never been above 9000' (my home field is at 400' and the highest hills within 500 miles are less than 4000').

If I had planned to fly at that height with any regularity, I would have...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-12-2016, 07:53 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,156
Posted By rv8bldr
Although I got my Catto 2003 (which means my prop...

Although I got my Catto 2003 (which means my prop is a couple of generations old), Craig asked me questions about my engine/airframe combo (IO-360-A3B6D/RV-8) and designed a 3 blade 66x78 for...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-09-2016, 08:09 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,539
Posted By rv8bldr
Doesn't matter what you bring, you will still...

Doesn't matter what you bring, you will still forget lots of stuff (at least that was my experience) and not realize it until the most inconvenient time....

Hand tools, riveting tools, fiberglass...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-07-2016, 07:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,085
Posted By rv8bldr
Hey Bob Sent you a PM

Hey Bob

Sent you a PM
Forum: RV-14 09-07-2016, 07:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,111
Posted By rv8bldr
Ron: you need to change your signature, buddy :-)

Ron: you need to change your signature, buddy :-)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-06-2016, 07:41 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,085
Posted By rv8bldr
Weird PM message / Microair question

Someone with the username of "jawley" sent me a PM asking about where I had work done on my Micoair transponder. When I tried to submit a reply, it said that username was not found. So, how were they...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-02-2016, 01:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 972
Posted By rv8bldr
You'll never see it, and it will fit fine. No...

You'll never see it, and it will fit fine.

No worrires.
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-01-2016, 11:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 678
Posted By rv8bldr
+1 on Digikey. Stein and others provide excellent...

+1 on Digikey. Stein and others provide excellent service and products, but I find Digikey to be the source of just about anything you could possibly need, and super, super fast service.

My...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-31-2016, 11:30 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,594
Posted By rv8bldr
It is an 8" Samsung Tab A. It isn't as bright,...

It is an 8" Samsung Tab A. It isn't as bright, and not as fast, but it does do the trick. However, if I could have found a Nexus for a decent price, I would have bought that....
Forum: Midwest 08-09-2016, 06:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,536
Posted By rv8bldr
Ah yes, the hectic life of the newly retired...

Ah yes, the hectic life of the newly retired :-)

I'm jealous, Kevin....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-08-2016, 08:43 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,594
Posted By rv8bldr
Phil, make sure you haven't got it set up to use...

Phil, make sure you haven't got it set up to use the maps online rather than the downloaded ones. Seems to me I saw that config item the other day when fiddling with it on my Samsung Tab A.

I've...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-03-2016, 07:38 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,528
Posted By rv8bldr
I must have been sitting really close to you. I...

I must have been sitting really close to you. I saw the marshallers heading for the boonies and almost followed them myself :-) That was an interesting (sometimes anxious) couple of hours sitting...
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-06-2016, 12:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,552
Posted By rv8bldr
Mine wing walks have never moved in 12 years and...

Mine wing walks have never moved in 12 years and I am WAY on the plus side of 200 lbs :rolleyes:

You won't have any issues.
Forum: Canada 07-04-2016, 01:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,279
Posted By rv8bldr
I get mine through EAA Canada (C-Plan). Their...

I get mine through EAA Canada (C-Plan). Their rates are as good as anyone elses and are easy to deal with.

EAA Aircraft Insurance Program Canada C-PLAN
EAA Programme d'Assurances Avion pour le...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 06-30-2016, 07:20 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 9,109
Posted By rv8bldr
I think that is only required when crossing the...

I think that is only required when crossing the ADIZ into the US (like from the Bahamas). It isn't required here in Canada. It certainly isn't needed on flights between Canada and the US.
Forum: Reviews 06-21-2016, 12:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 11,027
Posted By rv8bldr
+1 on working with Nicole. I have had a Catto on...

+1 on working with Nicole. I have had a Catto on my -8 for 12 years and love it, so I'm going to put one on my O-540 Bearhawk when it is done. Any questions I have asked her have been promptly...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-20-2016, 11:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,209
Posted By rv8bldr
Hmmm.... well, lots of us Bearhawk...

Hmmm.... well, lots of us Bearhawk builders/owners are either previous or current RV guys.....

Close? :D
Forum: Engine Monitors 06-16-2016, 12:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 655
Posted By rv8bldr
Thanks for that, Glenn. The description of your...

Thanks for that, Glenn. The description of your problem closely mirrors my own.

I'll drop MGL an email and see what they say.
Forum: Engine Monitors 06-16-2016, 10:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 655
Posted By rv8bldr
Fuel flow fluctuations, xTremeEMS, Floscan

Hey everyone

I'm having an issue with my fuel flow indications. I originally installed a Floscan fuel flow sensor along with an RMI uMonitor in my IO-360-A3B6D powered RV-8 12 years ago. A couple of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-01-2016, 07:58 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 23,747
Posted By rv8bldr
Linda and I are flying in this year (4.5 hours...

Linda and I are flying in this year (4.5 hours flying versus 16+ hours of driving....). Count us in for for the beer n' stuff :-)
Forum: Electrical Systems 06-01-2016, 07:38 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,107
Posted By rv8bldr
The zip-tie thing is exactly what I do. 12 years...

The zip-tie thing is exactly what I do. 12 years and 600 hours with no issues.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-13-2016, 08:04 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 12,303
Posted By rv8bldr
My wife suggests Wilbur. I kind of like that :-)

My wife suggests Wilbur. I kind of like that :-)
Forum: International 05-09-2016, 11:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,361
Posted By rv8bldr
Deleted double post.....

Deleted double post.....
Forum: International 05-09-2016, 11:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,361
Posted By rv8bldr
You only need the 12" numbers crossing the ADIZ....

You only need the 12" numbers crossing the ADIZ. You don't cross it going to and from Canada.
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