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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-12-2018, 10:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 653
Posted By BruceEicher
An event every weekend on my calendar; 4S2 WAAAM...

An event every weekend on my calendar; 4S2 WAAAM yearly event is Sept 8-9, the next weekend is a fly-in at 56S Seaside, then JSY Joseph OR Airshow, then last weekend is HIO Hillsboro Airshow.
Forum: Painting your RV 08-10-2018, 01:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,311
Posted By BruceEicher
My DIY experience, now flown 5 years; don’t put...

My DIY experience, now flown 5 years; don’t put either type of seam on a leading edge. Wind and rain will wear thru the material. I’m not sure about your printed vinyl’s ability to stretch around...
Forum: Painting your RV 08-09-2018, 05:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,311
Posted By BruceEicher
I did Dry, like you described. I have large nose...

I did Dry, like you described. I have large nose art and stars-n-bars, just not anywhere as long as your stripes. Sounds like two pairs of hands will be needed. A tool that worked well is the felt...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-01-2018, 10:25 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,201
Posted By BruceEicher
Impressive! Every stop and sight is either on my...

Impressive! Every stop and sight is either on my ďdid thatĒ or ďyet to doĒ lists except one. (OshKosh). But then itís the journey most great trips.
Nice write up and photo log, thanks!
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-24-2018, 01:05 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,790
Posted By BruceEicher
Transition Fairings

I had a free weekend to layup new transition fairings to fit the airfoil of my new gear legs. I did use Van’s stock lower leg to wheelpant starter fairing, but if you are making your own upper, not...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 07-18-2018, 10:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 892
Posted By BruceEicher
Hey! Get in line. 😀

Hey! Get in line. 😀
Forum: Electrical Systems 07-06-2018, 07:43 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 17,656
Posted By BruceEicher
Itís Kathy and yes she is sweet. 😘

Itís Kathy and yes she is sweet. 😘
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 07-03-2018, 02:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 969
Posted By BruceEicher
Nice flight Steve!

Nice flight Steve!
Forum: Trip Write-ups 06-27-2018, 12:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 595
Posted By BruceEicher
Leg 4 of 6

With Anke as my GIB we head to Tillamook with wingman Rob Hickman flying his -10 and Jen Hickman the event organizer and the voice of Advanced Avionics as...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 06-25-2018, 07:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 595
Posted By BruceEicher
Yes, super fantastic day with good friends,...

Yes, super fantastic day with good friends, flying great airplanes and perfect weather. As always a joy to share the time with you Sandy and Roy.
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-22-2018, 08:40 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,790
Posted By BruceEicher
Hi Jeff, Thanks! Actually itís only chrome and...

Hi Jeff,
Thanks!
Actually itís only chrome and blue vinyl over the stock pants. Did the same on all fairings and canopy skirt including the old leg fairings now eliminated.
You can see my wrapping...
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-21-2018, 03:42 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,790
Posted By BruceEicher
Hi Richard, The video would be interesting. If...

Hi Richard,
The video would be interesting. If you can post it on Youtube then copy the link to the VAF post. Thanks again for the work on the legs!

And, chatting with Ken and Steve about the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-20-2018, 05:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,189
Posted By BruceEicher
Fantastic!

Right there with you with 503 Steve. Cheers!
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-20-2018, 05:12 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,790
Posted By BruceEicher
No, sorry. Ken (and Klaus) did mine as a first...

No, sorry. Ken (and Klaus) did mine as a first production run and instruction photo opportunity.
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-20-2018, 05:09 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,790
Posted By BruceEicher
Lower intersection will need a slight change in...

Lower intersection will need a slight change in airfoil shape, thinner and slightly longer than the fiberglass leg fairing. The upper intersection is currently cut to fit and chrome duct taped. I...
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-20-2018, 05:01 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,790
Posted By BruceEicher
Hi Michael, Very much the same as Grove, just in...

Hi Michael,
Very much the same as Grove, just in current production and from the same shop that makes Van’s stock steel gear. But I too don’t have a grove gear to compare the airfoil.
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-20-2018, 03:24 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,790
Posted By BruceEicher
15 Grand Total

15 Grand Total
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-20-2018, 12:44 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,790
Posted By BruceEicher
Final Test flights

After a test flight without, I installed the wheel pants (with some slight trimming to fit the wider airfoil gear.) And then flew again last night. Several wheel and 3 point landings all felt just...
Forum: Autopilots 06-18-2018, 06:50 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 584
Posted By BruceEicher
Hi Carl, Have you done the complete In-Flight AP...

Hi Carl,
Have you done the complete In-Flight AP Tuning? Find the procedure on Dynon website. Help with mine. Hereís the document overview;

1. Overview Purpose
The goal of the AP tuning procedure...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-12-2018, 07:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 6,287
Posted By BruceEicher
Brand and part numbers...

For me the stock solenoid showed signs at 300 hours/3 yearís and failed at 400hr/4yr round numbers.
I replaced it from Napa with Echlin Ignition ECH ST421 which lasted less than a year and failed...
Forum: Safety 06-10-2018, 07:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,231
Posted By BruceEicher
The rivets are brass so not to harm the disc. ...

The rivets are brass so not to harm the disc. Though if one was to wear the rivets down too much then shoes go flying, not good.
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-09-2018, 12:26 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,790
Posted By BruceEicher
Details of the gear mount; plenty of room for...

Details of the gear mount; plenty of room for the fuel vent line and brake line installed as per factory plans. We elected to eliminate the brake line bulkhead fitting and simply threading the line...
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-09-2018, 12:25 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,790
Posted By BruceEicher
RV-8 ALUMINUM LEGS---HULA GIRL GETS SEXY---NEW VENDER!

Aeronautical Engineer/Aircraft Designer Ken Krueger is installing his new legs on my plane as I write this today. Made of aluminum, airfoil shaped to match profile of fiberglass fairing. Gun...
Forum: Electrical Systems 06-03-2018, 09:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,120
Posted By BruceEicher
I still hold my bet, and raise you a drink of...

I still hold my bet, and raise you a drink of your choice when we meet. :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-27-2018, 06:57 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,548
Posted By BruceEicher
Hi Carl, Yes, Ken Krueger, for those that don’t...

Hi Carl,

Yes, Ken Krueger, for those that don’t know;

Ken was lead designer at Van’s Aircraft for many years working on the RV-7, -8, -9, -10, 12, 14.

Before Van’s Ken also worked on the B-2...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-27-2018, 10:04 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,548
Posted By BruceEicher
Those are mine, HulaGirl gets sexy legs! :p. Ken...

Those are mine, HulaGirl gets sexy legs! :p. Ken is working on a time for install to create instructions. Polished is an extra BTW.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-16-2018, 10:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,493
Posted By BruceEicher
I too like REI, if it is quality gear for...

I too like REI, if it is quality gear for backpacking it will fit and be lighter.
We have replaced some of the heavier sleeping bags and tent you see pictured but this all fits, most in the forward...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-13-2018, 02:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 531
Posted By BruceEicher
U88?

I do know of some very nice people flying into U88 with a -10 and -8 for Memorial Weekend.
Contact me for details if that sounds interesting.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-11-2018, 07:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 10,633
Posted By BruceEicher
No, cut the toe off, then you have an open tube...

No, cut the toe off, then you have an open tube to streach over your dogs head, with both sock ďendsĒ folded inside over the foam cups.

Next time I am at the hangar Iíll take and post some more...
Forum: RV-12 04-28-2018, 08:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,984
Posted By BruceEicher
And for proper measurements

There is a ruler for this.
Caution, a little racy;
https://www.chruler.com
My German friends might call it Muggeseggele, which is back to the flying insect reference.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-26-2018, 11:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,022
Posted By BruceEicher
Yes , the dark spot lines up with a carbon chunk...

Yes , the dark spot lines up with a carbon chunk on the seat. Iíll be watching it, FWF is about done, will test run, and fly Sunday.
Thanks for all the help everyone!
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-25-2018, 12:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,022
Posted By BruceEicher
Cylinder walls look bright, no scoring, cross...

Cylinder walls look bright, no scoring, cross hatch marks clearly visible.
Thanks for asking.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-25-2018, 11:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,022
Posted By BruceEicher
low compression, bore scope pics, carbon...

Routine oil change and FWF inspection, expected no issues...
But the compression test; 74-78/80 on others, cly 2 50/80 first few tests, rotated prop several times, got up to 64/80.
Late night did not...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-24-2018, 11:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,432
Posted By BruceEicher
Hereís my DIY...

Hereís my DIY thread;
http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=130052
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-21-2018, 04:09 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,953
Posted By BruceEicher
If you care to look a Tosten, call them, Kevin...

If you care to look a Tosten, call them, Kevin plans to be at Van’s this coming Wednesday. I’m dropping in with an appointment to “get a grip” after trying them on for size.
PTT, AP disconnect with...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-21-2018, 10:39 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,120
Posted By BruceEicher
Sounds like the starter solenoid on the...

Sounds like the starter solenoid on the starter...
http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=145666&highlight=Crown+vic
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-21-2018, 07:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 699
Posted By BruceEicher
Talking But can you get them without the rubber chicken...

But can you get them without the rubber chicken stuck in the wing?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-20-2018, 02:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,078
Posted By BruceEicher
And

Interesting story; two years ago Stefan sold his RV-7? on display at this show, though it was not for sale the bid was too high to refuse. So he has now built the -14a you see here. And will the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-20-2018, 12:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,078
Posted By BruceEicher
More pics from Klaus...

More pics from Klaus Peter

http://i66.tinypic.com/11l7wgx.jpg

And

http://i66.tinypic.com/2nb7zfb.jpg

And what they are doing more of in Germany
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 04-15-2018, 09:01 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 939
Posted By BruceEicher
Try this, I changed the post time drop down to...

Try this, I changed the post time drop down to all at the bottom of the page
http://www.vansairforce.com/community/forumdisplay.php?s=&f=27&page=1&pp=58&sort=lastpost&order=desc&daysprune=-1
I do my...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-12-2018, 09:32 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,285
Posted By BruceEicher
Yes, resale for bigger airplanes, a motor home...

Yes, resale for bigger airplanes, a motor home and a second story room office storage. Not much more money to build higher from what I am finding for my future project, soon I hope...
All that said...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-30-2018, 07:45 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,659
Posted By BruceEicher
I have done my BFR with factory trainer Mike...

I have done my BFR with factory trainer Mike Seager. Heís busy and may not want to just do a BFR ďjust for funĒ meaning his time is devoted to transition training for owners. Legally you are rated...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-27-2018, 11:04 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 419
Posted By BruceEicher
Thanks Mike, I read 10 or so pages of this thread...

Thanks Mike, I read 10 or so pages of this thread talking about completely new light systems to using flashlights.

All I wish to do is plug in new MR16 bulbs to my existing Vanís tip lights.
...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-27-2018, 09:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 419
Posted By BruceEicher
Wingtip landing light bulbs

Anyone find a good LED replacement bulb for the 75 watt MR16 used in Vanís wingtip light kit?

And what beam degree angle should be used if I just replace the halogen?

Thanks!
Forum: Oregon 03-23-2018, 09:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,482
Posted By BruceEicher
What do you think about more private...

What do you think about more private grass?
Workman OR41
Sunset 1OR3
If you were lucky to find a home for sale...last I heard there was one on Workman...
Forum: Oregon 03-23-2018, 01:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,482
Posted By BruceEicher
Dietz OR40 grass strip in Canby OR. but no...

Dietz OR40 grass strip in Canby OR. but no acreage would be my choice. homes come and go quickly.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-21-2018, 11:21 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,270
Posted By BruceEicher
Failed test attempt

After loading the new firmware to the system and 472, my test flight failed to provide traffic on ForeFlight. BUT I did not know how to set it up. So I will try again soon.

I now have read that...
Forum: Northwest 03-16-2018, 12:13 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,874
Posted By BruceEicher
Good list

Manzanita 3S7 is closed per NOTAM for about the rest of this month, as they clear trees at the north end and improve parking and taxi way, as best as I see with a couple low slow passes.
Forum: Northwest 03-15-2018, 07:27 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,874
Posted By BruceEicher
Many ideas come to mind, depending on what you...

Many ideas come to mind, depending on what you like to do. Outdoor activities are the thing in the NW. Try Sun River Oregon, nice walk, free bikes or free shuttle to a very nice resort, food and...
Forum: Reviews 03-11-2018, 10:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,542
Posted By BruceEicher
Hi Carl, Good work finding a solution! Iíll keep...

Hi Carl,
Good work finding a solution! Iíll keep that in-mind if I find further problems. I now have the Isp8 switch and Iss50 sensor. The wemo might be used at home.
Thanks!
Forum: Reviews 03-11-2018, 09:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,542
Posted By BruceEicher
System Update

03-11-18 Update. The Wemo worked for a season or so, but after a firmware update (I suspect) it stopped playing well with the Verizon Hotspot.

So I purchased an iHome switch and a multi monitor for...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-01-2018, 04:52 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 22,210
Posted By BruceEicher
The Krueger’s held a small hangar party this last...

The Krueger’s held a small hangar party this last summer. Here’s the prototype ready for spin testing. Notice the spin recover chute on the tail. It was not needed.
And Ken still flys his RV-4 you...
Forum: Tools 02-27-2018, 09:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,872
Posted By BruceEicher
A lot of guys wear tungsten wedding bands, if...

A lot of guys wear tungsten wedding bands, if needed they have to be broken off the finger with a ring cracker. Breaks but you canít cut it.
Forum: Reviews 02-20-2018, 10:59 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,160
Posted By BruceEicher
Another option

If you wish to embrace the spirit of the Northwest, look at LL Stub Stewart Oregon State Park. Rent one of their cabins just down the highway (and bike trail) from Vernonia. Lots of hiking, running...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 02-13-2018, 11:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,589
Posted By BruceEicher
She was just visiting today and wanted to stay...

She was just visiting today and wanted to stay warm. :). Sheís home now in our cozy T hangar.

Prost zum blauen Himmel Herman!
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 02-13-2018, 12:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,589
Posted By BruceEicher
You canít soar like an eagle...

So surround yourself with eagles, or Mustangs. ;)

http://i65.tinypic.com/qsqsn5.jpg

HulaGirl is staying warm and swapping stories with her new friends.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 01-26-2018, 10:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 876
Posted By BruceEicher
Busy Busy

You are having fun!
Hope to see you soon Captain!
Forum: RV-14 01-17-2018, 01:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,190
Posted By BruceEicher
This might be the best of both worlds. Still...

This might be the best of both worlds. Still could do that some day I donít want polished...
Forum: RV-14 01-17-2018, 01:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,190
Posted By BruceEicher
I used https://www.metrorestyling.com I had the...

I used https://www.metrorestyling.com

I had the paint shop match my yellow vinyl. Turned out well.

And yes to tinnerman washers over all the vinyl
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-09-2018, 07:44 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 9,631
Posted By BruceEicher
I did use edge sealer on seams along leading...

I did use edge sealer on seams along leading edges of wings and wheel pants. Why, wind impact wears the seam. Best though to avoid seams altogether there. More useful for the concave curves is the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-09-2018, 06:23 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 9,631
Posted By BruceEicher
ďThe next component is the empennage fairingĒ One...

ďThe next component is the empennage fairingĒ
One of the hardest (in my experience) with compound concave curves.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-01-2018, 11:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 758
Posted By BruceEicher
Happy New Year!

Our pleasure Roy and Sandy. We need to compare planning calendars soon for some more fun!
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