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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-05-2017, 09:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 915
Posted By William Slaughter
I bought mine from Team Rocket.

I bought mine from Team Rocket.
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-22-2017, 09:38 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,911
Posted By William Slaughter
AWI 4 into 1 (with a turned down tip, of course)

AWI 4 into 1 (with a turned down tip, of course)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-17-2017, 07:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 519
Posted By William Slaughter
Just did a bunch of nutplates with NAS 1097s last...

Just did a bunch of nutplates with NAS 1097s last weekend. It's really my default process now. Set up the countersink tool and away you go. The little dimple on top will smash down flat when...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 06-19-2017, 09:30 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,872
Posted By William Slaughter
Burnish, don't tap

Get hardened socket head capscrews of the appropriate size. Lube liberally with Boelube, then using your electric screwdriver, run them into and back out of the nutplate which is held in non-marring...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-19-2017, 08:55 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,790
Posted By William Slaughter
This has been pretty much the norm for me. When...

This has been pretty much the norm for me. When the coating comes off, I just sand it back to where it has actually adhered, then prime. I then paint to match, or leave it for the paint shop...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-11-2017, 07:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,145
Posted By William Slaughter
I have. I got mine from Airplane Plastics, the...

I have. I got mine from Airplane Plastics, the Van's OEM supplier, who can sell it direct since it is not a stock Van's part. Mine goes up close to the stock baggage door, so it is not as radical as...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 04-18-2017, 09:22 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,619
Posted By William Slaughter
Hi Nigel, As a result of this testing, how do you...

Hi Nigel,
As a result of this testing, how do you have your pmags set for normal operations? My engine is a virtual clone of yours, and I will need a starting point when we begin test flying later...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-13-2017, 03:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,176
Posted By William Slaughter
Take a look at Magnecor. They will sell loose...

Take a look at Magnecor. They will sell loose material, but will also build up custom wire sets to your spec. Very high quality stuff.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-27-2017, 08:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,983
Posted By William Slaughter
+1 for Harbor Island - Where we spent most of our...

+1 for Harbor Island - Where we spent most of our Honeymoon!
Forum: Texas (South) 01-22-2017, 07:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,440
Posted By William Slaughter
Real fine, it's yours. It sure made it a lot less...

Real fine, it's yours. It sure made it a lot less scary when I cut my real canopy, having proven my technique in practice. I'm in the process of moving the shop to the hangar, and will be out there...
Forum: Texas (South) 01-19-2017, 08:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,440
Posted By William Slaughter
I got it from Van's OEM supplier, Airplane...

I got it from Van's OEM supplier, Airplane Plastics.

Both!
Forum: Texas (South) 01-17-2017, 08:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,440
Posted By William Slaughter
Canopy practice ?

If anyone in the Houston area wants to practice their canopy cutting, drilling, or pop riveting, I have a section of damaged RV-8 canopy that is just the ticket. Available at no cost for pickup at...
Forum: Texas (South) 12-16-2016, 12:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,732
Posted By William Slaughter
Miss seeing you guys, but I've got to stay home...

Miss seeing you guys, but I've got to stay home and work on the plane if I'm ever going to get to fly up there.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-10-2016, 07:06 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,803
Posted By William Slaughter
Scale

I'm with Dan on this one. I use the pumps to fill plastic dispenser bottles from the beauty supply store, and use those to dispense into the cup sitting on my West Systems electronic scale for...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 06-16-2016, 11:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,107
Posted By William Slaughter
Mine came with a heat muff. Not flying yet so I...

Mine came with a heat muff. Not flying yet so I cannot comment on performance.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-26-2016, 06:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,606
Posted By William Slaughter
I too found the supplied leads to be well made,...

I too found the supplied leads to be well made, but I will likely go with Magnecor if I ever need replacements. They can make the leads exactly as you wish, and are of extremely high quality.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-19-2016, 08:24 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,904
Posted By William Slaughter
I used the locally sourced stick-on bases with...

I used the locally sourced stick-on bases with the stick-on tape peeled off. Cleaned (alcohol), scuffed with 36 grit sandpaper and cleaned again. Same treatment to the application spot, then applied...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-17-2015, 09:36 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 16,248
Posted By William Slaughter
Get well soon, Tom!

Get well soon, Tom!
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-13-2015, 09:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,042
Posted By William Slaughter
Another approach - burnishing

Get some socket head cap screws of the desired size at Ace Hardware (they are very hard), and an appropriately sized hex bit that can be mounted in your electric screwdriver or drill. Clamp the...
Forum: Texas (South) 09-18-2015, 07:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,115
Posted By William Slaughter
Once again I need to stay home and work. Baggage...

Once again I need to stay home and work. Baggage door in progress and going pretty well all in all. Have fun!
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-05-2015, 03:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,947
Posted By William Slaughter
Baggage Door Hinge Pin

Feeling pretty dumb right now, since at least 1,324 people have already figured this out, but:

How do you get the hinge pin in (and out), since at least part of the bore of the hinge eyelets is...
Forum: Texas (South) 08-15-2015, 08:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,914
Posted By William Slaughter
Absolutely, just bring a big old bag of money....

Absolutely, just bring a big old bag of money. Last I heard, a hop in the F-4 was $12,500.
Forum: Texas (South) 08-14-2015, 11:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,914
Posted By William Slaughter
I now have hangar DF at Ellington. Unfortunately...

I now have hangar DF at Ellington. Unfortunately not much in the way of food choices, but I am right across the way from the Collings Foundations jets, so that's pretty fun.
Forum: Texas (South) 08-14-2015, 11:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,914
Posted By William Slaughter
That's the plan!

That's the plan!
Forum: Texas (South) 08-13-2015, 05:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,914
Posted By William Slaughter
Not trying to ignore you guys, but my current...

Not trying to ignore you guys, but my current schedule doesn't allow much building during the week, so I've got to really stay at it on Saturdays and Sundays. Firewall forward should be finished by...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-24-2015, 08:40 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 32,777
Posted By William Slaughter
A whole bunch of nothing. The administrator says...

A whole bunch of nothing. The administrator says "It's complicated". Sigh.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-06-2015, 11:43 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 713
Posted By William Slaughter
AWI

Everything fit nicely, no complaints. Not flying yet
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-26-2015, 08:54 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,756
Posted By William Slaughter
EFII

The EFII adapters I recently bought are considerably nicer than those I previously had. $62 for four.
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-28-2015, 07:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,228
Posted By William Slaughter
I had to send my "u" brackets back to Grove to be...

I had to send my "u" brackets back to Grove to be milled down a bit, as I ended up with no gap at all. They turned them around quickly and at no charge.
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-17-2014, 07:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,867
Posted By William Slaughter
Cutting off the "tail" of the canopy worked...

Cutting off the "tail" of the canopy worked wonders on mine. The conical shape formed by the very back of the canopy adds a lot of rigidity. As soon as I cut it off, the canopy readily flexed in to...
Forum: Fiberglass 06-30-2014, 10:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,954
Posted By William Slaughter
I had to cut off a couple of inches of the tail...

I had to cut off a couple of inches of the tail end of the canopy, which dramatically improved the flexibility of the remaining aft portion. Use the skirt to get an idea of how much you can trim.
Forum: Electrical Systems 06-02-2014, 07:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,301
Posted By William Slaughter
DB 25 for me

Lightweight and inexpensive. It it's good enough for my EFIS, I think it'll be fine for this.
Forum: Texas (South) 05-16-2014, 08:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,512
Posted By William Slaughter
Ya'll have fun. I need to stay home and work on...

Ya'll have fun. I need to stay home and work on the cowl.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-02-2014, 07:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,635
Posted By William Slaughter
Near Ellington

Can't take you for a spin, but can show you an 8 in progress in Clear Lake. :) PM me if you'd like to come over and check in out.

William
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-25-2014, 09:23 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,865
Posted By William Slaughter
Spring clamps

+1 for Andrew's suggestion
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-18-2014, 09:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 875
Posted By William Slaughter
I got straps just like those with my bottle from...

I got straps just like those with my bottle from Mountain High.
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-19-2014, 07:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,964
Posted By William Slaughter
Snips & file

Snips & file
Forum: Texas (South) 02-15-2014, 06:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,681
Posted By William Slaughter
If anyone's ready for some practice canopy...

If anyone's ready for some practice canopy drilling or cutting, let me know and I'll bring you the test piece (old canopy from Paul Dye's RV-8).
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-28-2014, 09:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,069
Posted By William Slaughter
I bought Whelens.

I bought Whelens.
Forum: Texas (South) 11-19-2013, 07:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,021
Posted By William Slaughter
Congratulations Philip! Sorry I missed meeting...

Congratulations Philip! Sorry I missed meeting you in person - I was up in San Marcos visiting the kid. See you next time. Welcome to Houston!
Forum: My RV Build Project 11-19-2013, 07:04 AM
Replies: 214
Views: 90,186
Posted By William Slaughter
DecalPro has some good videos on their website...

DecalPro has some good videos on their website that show the process in detail. I've also had good luck with the system, but it is not for the impatient. Once mastered, it gives beautiful results.
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-24-2013, 06:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,221
Posted By William Slaughter
Bump

Minimum of ten characters
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-22-2013, 01:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,221
Posted By William Slaughter
Unhappy Canopy fitment issue

First of all, I have already made the "big cut", which so far has turned out to be the quickest and easiest part of the whole deal. My problem is that my canopy seems to not be very "deep". When...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-13-2013, 07:06 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,680
Posted By William Slaughter
Fantastic!

Incredible photos. I was lucky enough to see a Vulcan perform at Ellington Field here in Houston way back in the day and it's still one of my all time favorite airshow moments.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-15-2013, 07:38 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,603
Posted By William Slaughter
Take it off unless you intend to polish. As...

Take it off unless you intend to polish. As previously mentioned, the painter is going to scuff it up really well anyway. I suffered corrosion on my F821 forward fuselage skin and spent a lot of time...
Forum: Texas (South) 02-20-2013, 07:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,307
Posted By William Slaughter
Welcome, Dean. I live in Clear Lake and am...

Welcome, Dean. I live in Clear Lake and am building an RV-8.
Contact me anytime!
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-15-2013, 07:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,616
Posted By William Slaughter
Drawing Number?

Which drawing depicts this dimension? Somehow I've managed to miss it all this time. Thanks.
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-14-2013, 07:08 AM
Replies: 543
Views: 600,006
Posted By William Slaughter
Beautiful!

Beautiful!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-18-2013, 06:58 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 9,005
Posted By William Slaughter
K-Sun also

I have a slightly different (but functionally identical) model KSun, and really like it. No, the cartridges are not cheap, but that goes for just about everything else on the plane as well. ;)
I...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-09-2013, 07:31 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 11,601
Posted By William Slaughter
BMEP

BMEP (Brake Mean Effective Pressure) is one of the most fundamental measures of engine performance, yet rarely discussed outside engineering circles. In broad terms, you get more power out of an...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-21-2012, 07:17 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 13,484
Posted By William Slaughter
Go Ti

I have a titanium crowbar that I could loan you!

Oops. Just realized I'm replying to something from 5 years ago, but the offer still stands. :o
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-09-2012, 04:52 PM
Replies: 656
Views: 631,523
Posted By William Slaughter
Finally!

I finally have some part of the plane that looks ready to go!
Drawn, laid out, cut out, painted, labeled, and assembled right in the privacy of my own garage.
...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-09-2012, 08:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,646
Posted By William Slaughter
Consider DecalPro

I'm not sure that it will pass muster under your "tedious" criteria, but I've been very pleased with my results using the DecalPro system.
Details in this...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-23-2012, 06:39 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 11,234
Posted By William Slaughter
Mikey isn't leaking, he's just marking his...

Mikey isn't leaking, he's just marking his territory!
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-13-2012, 09:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,428
Posted By William Slaughter
Powerlet for sure

These are designed for the task, not adapted cigarette lighters. Powerlet also has an amazing array of adapter cables to accomodate virtually any device interface you need.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-05-2012, 01:56 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 756
Posted By William Slaughter
Hardware Ordering Oops

Got going a little fast on my clicking when ordering some hardware from Van's and am now the proud owner of 50 AN960-816 1/2" washers rather than the AN960-8s (now know as NAS1149FN832P I've since...
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-16-2012, 10:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,528
Posted By William Slaughter
The Terminal Release Tool as seen at...

The Terminal Release Tool as seen at http://www.sptpanel.com/Seal-All_Connectors.htm would probably be the way to go. No experience with this specific setup, but lots of practice removing pins on...
Forum: RV-14 07-24-2012, 12:43 PM
Replies: 367
Views: 127,178
Posted By William Slaughter
How wide does it need to be?

According to the spec sheet, it is 3" wider than a 7, and only 2" shy of being as wide as a 10. Of course as an 8 builder, anything over two feet wide* just seems excessive to me. :D

* Shoulder...
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-20-2012, 11:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,495
Posted By William Slaughter
Not yet

Whelens not in use yet. I hope to be wired up to the point that I can give them a driveway test at home soon.
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-19-2012, 07:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,495
Posted By William Slaughter
I bought Whelen, one "narrow" beam for a landing...

I bought Whelen, one "narrow" beam for a landing light, one "wide" beam for a taxi light.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-16-2012, 09:20 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,850
Posted By William Slaughter
Thanks for the data point, Marc. If the Bluetooth...

Thanks for the data point, Marc. If the Bluetooth connection is just not up to snuff, I'll "annex" the jack (at least until the GIB unplugs me and takes control) :D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-16-2012, 07:16 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,850
Posted By William Slaughter
Jack in back, Bluetooth up front

I also have the PMA8000B, and put a music input jack in back for the GIB. I'm planning on using the Bluetooth connectivity to play tunes from my IPhone from the front seat. Still theoretical at this...
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