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Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) Yesterday, 07:41 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 514
Posted By Danny King
Carbon Fiber RV-8 panel

Posted for Stan Caruthers: Price...Free

Panel cut for:

Garmin Touch GDU 460 screen, G-5, GTN-750, GTR-200


http://i63.tinypic.com/2e24du0.jpg
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-10-2018, 02:31 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,459
Posted By Danny King
Beer Fairy

Love that beer fairy. Builder Doll and I we see all you RVers there! Thanks Dan for pulling it off again!
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-04-2018, 05:48 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,434
Posted By Danny King
Will Avgas Mix with Jet A

Gee....All these years I thought the JP-4 I burned a jillion gallons of in the T-38 was a mix of Avgas and Jet A. I could be wrong! If I'm not, then they mix just fine.

Update: According to...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 06-25-2018, 08:35 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 540
Posted By Danny King
New Vetterman Exhaust System for 200HP SOLD

New Vetterman exhaust system for Lycoming 200 horsepower angle valve engine. SOLD
Thank you VAF
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-18-2018, 06:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,421
Posted By Danny King
------------------------------ The Doll's canopy...

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The Doll's canopy was replaced with the silicone grommets installed as outlined in the first post of this thread in 2012, and has done well for six years now....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-01-2018, 08:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,612
Posted By Danny King
Maybe this will work for you

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I installed front seatbelts in the Doll that have a ratchet on the lap belt. I installed them for the purpose of doing...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-25-2018, 07:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,137
Posted By Danny King
Any filter is a good thing. A high quality...

Any filter is a good thing. A high quality dedicated filter would be much better than the screen in a gascolator. I have one for each tank mounted in the wing roots, a larger filter mounted just...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-24-2018, 02:09 PM
Replies: 220
Views: 70,716
Posted By Danny King
G3X Touch Portrait GDU 470 heading card

I'd like a software update to resized the Portrait GDU 470 PDF heading card to the same size as the GDU 370 non-touch Portrait PFD heading card.

When the 470 came out, there were two data field...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-22-2018, 07:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,137
Posted By Danny King
Gascolators

Gascolators are installed in the low point of a fuel system to trap water. I have yet to see one installed in an RV that is lower than the fuel tank drains. If you drain the tanks during your...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-11-2018, 06:12 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,267
Posted By Danny King
-------------- A disconnected plug wire would...

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A disconnected plug wire would have been discovered with the first mag check when #4 cylinder cut out completely when the other mag or ignition was grounded! I guess I'm missing...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-26-2018, 07:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,203
Posted By Danny King
Thanks Scott. I just ordered my booklet! Danny

Thanks Scott.
I just ordered my booklet!
Danny
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-26-2018, 07:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,455
Posted By Danny King
I just completed a GMU11 installation in two...

I just completed a GMU11 installation in two RV-8s and both calibrated successfully the first time. I bolted the GMU11 with the supplied SS bolts to a scrap piece of .063 aluminum, and then pop...
Forum: RV-10 04-16-2018, 05:01 PM
Replies: 429
Views: 361,418
Posted By Danny King
Tablet holder.

Make that three. My father was my instructor and would scream into my right ear if I even took my hand off the throttle. That said, what a beautiful panel. No-one outside of the experimental...
Forum: RV-14 03-11-2018, 11:52 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 8,236
Posted By Danny King
Garmin G3X

I fully admit my bias. Garmin.

Paul Dye has probably forgotten more about this than I will ever know. I had the pleasure of flying his magnificent RV-8 from Houston to 52F in the DFW area.. It...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-19-2018, 08:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 562
Posted By Danny King
Thank you for this insight. On my test flight I...

Thank you for this insight. On my test flight I did a couple of dives to see if the "Sink Rate Pull Up" warning would activate. I may have triggered the GEO fail NIC buy doing that.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-19-2018, 08:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 562
Posted By Danny King
Ed, thanks for your reply. I am not planning to...

Ed, thanks for your reply.
I am not planning to fly it. I just want to see if the pressure altitude will appear in the test GTX330es display window without blinking off/on like mine! If it remains...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-19-2018, 07:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 562
Posted By Danny King
Thank you Jerry. You are most kind. I will...

Thank you Jerry. You are most kind. I will contact you soon.
Danny
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-19-2018, 07:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 562
Posted By Danny King
Thanks for your response. I have a GTN650. ...

Thanks for your response.

I have a GTN650. The pressure altitude source is a GDU73. The first NIC (Not In Compliance) was Baro failure of 49%. With help for Chris at SteinAir I switched the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-18-2018, 06:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 562
Posted By Danny King
Garmin GTX330es HELP

I need a little help from the RV community.

I got a big scare the other day when the UPS guy came to my door with a certified letter from the FAA. After I signed for the letter, the normal 30...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-16-2018, 03:14 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,836
Posted By Danny King
I replaced the original Lycoming pump with a...

I replaced the original Lycoming pump with a Tempest. Today's flight the Tempest was putting out 27 psi and only deviated lower by 3 psi. I'm happy now.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-12-2018, 04:28 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,836
Posted By Danny King
One data point

I read this tread with interest. My pump had 1200 hours on it when it started having fluctuations just like others observed. The pressure would start and 24 psi and drop to as low as 20 psi. I had...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-11-2018, 11:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,495
Posted By Danny King
Flying the RV-4 for the first time

When I told an old Air Force T-38 IP buddy I was thinking about building an RV-8, he insisted that I fly down and take his RV-4 for a flight. He said he would let the RV-4 do all the talking. He...
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-26-2018, 06:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,422
Posted By Danny King
LEMO only

I gave this some thought back in the late 90's when I purchased a pair of Bose X headsets. Should I put in the standard mic and phone jacks along with the LEMO jack? I ask myself: "When will I ever...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-06-2018, 08:04 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,920
Posted By Danny King
Yes, a sikaflex canopy cracked without a single...

Yes, a sikaflex canopy cracked without a single hole in it.
Several years ago, on a very cold day, my canopy cracked while parked outside Jay Pratt's hanger. I was there to work on the RV-1...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-05-2018, 09:31 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,162
Posted By Danny King
Grumman Yankee

I owned a Grumman AA1-A for twenty three years. It had the following words clearly displayed on the instrument panel. SPINS PROHIBITED. It was certified in the Normal and Utility category.

NASA...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-01-2018, 05:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 747
Posted By Danny King
Oshkosh Beer Fairy

Thanks to Dan Horton and the Oshkosh beer fairy! Great times. Looking forward to Oshkosh 2018.
Forum: Reviews 12-06-2017, 06:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,558
Posted By Danny King
JDAir tailwheel

I would like to endorse the positive comments concerning the JDAir tailwheel.
In the last 17 years I tried Van's tailwheel, the Spruce and Speciality homebuilder's special tailwheel, and JDAir's...
Forum: RV-4 11-13-2017, 05:57 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 13,706
Posted By Danny King
O360 RV-4

Dayton,
I have a old Air Force buddy that made the same conversion to his O320 wood prop RV-4. He used a WW 151 prop so the CG would workout. It had incredible performance.
Go for it!
Danny
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-26-2017, 09:19 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 8,198
Posted By Danny King
What worked for me

The Doll started life with a Van's automotive alternator and switching type regulator. That set up didn't last to the first conditional. The alternator stopped charging with less than 100 hours. ...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-28-2017, 10:38 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,446
Posted By Danny King
unacceptable

This outrageous neglect is bad for all of us in GA. There is NO excuse for a licensed pilot to operate an aircraft to anywhere near this level of unsafe operation.

A recent thread on VAF...
Forum: Texas (North) 08-22-2017, 06:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 734
Posted By Danny King
RV mechanic

Both Randy and Walt are excellent.
Forum: Southeast 08-22-2017, 06:37 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 21,875
Posted By Danny King
Relief

I read the title: RV-8 down in SC and I felt my stomach tighten up. Oh no...not again. Not another RVer down. Then to my delight, I read how professionals handle an in-flight emergency.
Well done...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-15-2017, 09:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 915
Posted By Danny King
Thanks Jasman. If you every need shelter in the...

Thanks Jasman. If you every need shelter in the DFW metroplex don't hesitate to contact me.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-15-2017, 09:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 915
Posted By Danny King
Thanks Bubblehead for the reply. You can always...

Thanks Bubblehead for the reply. You can always count on the VAF community for help on the road.
Danny
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-15-2017, 09:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 915
Posted By Danny King
Thank you Chris. That's very kind of you. The...

Thank you Chris. That's very kind of you. The last time I was down there, a big T-storm rolled while I was at a concert. There I was.... watching "My Radar" on my phone. I lucked out and no hail...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-12-2017, 05:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 915
Posted By Danny King
Hanger Space Boerne Stage 5C1

RVers.

I'm looking for hanger space for my RV-8 at Boerne Stage Field (5C1).
I plan to arrive on Aug 26 and depart Aug 28. If you have room to squeeze my 8 in your hanger for a couple of nights,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-07-2017, 04:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,382
Posted By Danny King
============================ You and I are the...

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You and I are the same size and weight. My wife is probably 130 lbs. She won't tell me for sure! Probably because of my size, I find the RV-6,7,and 9 fuselage size to...
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-06-2017, 08:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,515
Posted By Danny King
Well Stan, Next week (July 12th) it will be 17...

Well Stan,
Next week (July 12th) it will be 17 years since I first flew the Doll, and that RV Grin is still plastered on my face every time I push the throttle forward. I love my RV-8, and I plan...
Forum: Reviews 05-23-2017, 04:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,923
Posted By Danny King
Stein Air

I concur. They are the best!
Forum: RV-9/9A 05-04-2017, 07:07 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,825
Posted By Danny King
Spam Can

Sorry.....but your question troubles me. I think certified spam cans are the choice for you. Well, at least until you spend a lot more time here learning a lot more about RV's and what you would be...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-20-2017, 06:25 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,711
Posted By Danny King
HOT STARTING

Shutdown
1) Mixture off
2) Battery off
3) Ignition off

Hot Start
1) Battery on
2) Ignition on
3) Throttle crack
4) Starter engage
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-17-2017, 05:16 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 15,627
Posted By Danny King
Love that Beer Fairy

Thanks Dan for your sponsorship of this fun event. Marthajane (Builder Doll)
and I will see you there!
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-13-2017, 07:16 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 49,156
Posted By Danny King
Not the steering link

Guys...... It's not the steering link. Randy was landing on a wet runway in a crosswind. The authority of the tailwheel to steer him out of the situation was minimal at best. Randy had installed...
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-27-2017, 04:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,929
Posted By Danny King
Most of the shavings end up on the floor and can...

Most of the shavings end up on the floor and can simply be vacuumed up. Any part of the rivet that falls below the floor will not cause any problems, and can be removed if your 8 has the hinge...
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-27-2017, 04:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,929
Posted By Danny King
I have flown 19 different RV-8s including the...

I have flown 19 different RV-8s including the Doll. All the 8's with rudder pedal extensions had gained very little, while giving up both comfort and controllability. The extensions interfere with...
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-23-2017, 03:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,929
Posted By Danny King
Converting the Rudder pedals

There is nothing easy about moving ground adjustable pedals! Air adjustable pedals are rock solid!

I helped a new RV-8 partnership convert their 8 from ground adjustable to flight adjustable. It...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-10-2017, 09:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,200
Posted By Danny King
What a beautiful Huskie. I love his blue eyes. ...

What a beautiful Huskie. I love his blue eyes. Thanks to Scott and Tanya and all involved to for their compassion helping these animals. You guys are the best!
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-03-2017, 10:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,716
Posted By Danny King
Ok, I'll ask. What manufacturer was that...

Ok, I'll ask. What manufacturer was that careless with your expensive EFIS?
Forum: Trip Write-ups 01-02-2017, 06:13 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,648
Posted By Danny King
Excellent Trip report

Thanks for taking us along on your trip this summer. Great pictures. Your daughters are too cute. What a great experience for them at such a tender age!
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-18-2016, 03:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,800
Posted By Danny King
GDU 37x update

Matt,
Is there a similar update for the legacy GDU 37x ???
Thanks,
Danny
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-18-2016, 06:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,764
Posted By Danny King
It may not be your skill level. RV-8s empty CG...

It may not be your skill level. RV-8s empty CG varies based on engine and prop selection, and the all important placement of the battery. This has been kick around before, but new RV-8 pilots are...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-12-2016, 07:51 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 17,282
Posted By Danny King
Two cents

I'm so glad this event ended without damage. You can simply add this to your piloting experience.

Based on your description of the sequence of events, holding the stick full back as soon as the...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 09-05-2016, 01:07 PM
Replies: 248
Views: 136,949
Posted By Danny King
Airplanes, People and America

Over the last forty five years of aircraft ownership, and flying all over this wonderful country, I have found the people of the GA community to be friendly and generous just as Scott experienced. ...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-23-2016, 08:23 AM
Replies: 248
Views: 136,949
Posted By Danny King
Wanting more

Like everyone following your journey, I feel like I'm reading each chapter of a book as it's being written. When I realize that's all for now, I'm left with a hunger for more. Was that your plan? ...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-17-2016, 08:07 AM
Replies: 248
Views: 136,949
Posted By Danny King
What a trip

Scott,

I am really enjoying your posts, and following your progress across America. You built a beautiful RV-8, and I take pride in the knowledge that I answered some of your questions as you built...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-11-2016, 06:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,441
Posted By Danny King
Garmin Experimental Avionics

Thanks Walt. Sounds interesting, and at my field. How convenient!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-21-2016, 07:04 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 51,240
Posted By Danny King
Air Conditioning

Scott,
I built my shop five years before Van introduced the RV-8. I did not install plumbing either, except for water. I ran PVC underground and connected it to a house facet. No problem. The...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-14-2016, 11:39 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 19,267
Posted By Danny King
Great news

Happy news about your Pennypie. She such a cute little girl.
She deserves to have a healthy, happy childhood.
Forum: Safety 06-02-2016, 10:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,580
Posted By Danny King
Screens went black

Don,
Thanks for the great write up. You may have saved some RVer in the future.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-31-2016, 06:39 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 25,960
Posted By Danny King
RV Social

Thanks Dan. Marthajane and I are looking forward to seeing you there!
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-29-2016, 07:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,632
Posted By Danny King
Removable aft floor panels

Ok guys. Just a opinion from an early builder that has removed his floors for an autopilot upgrade. Do not deviate from the plans. Everything is just fine as designed. The rear floor panels can...
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-16-2016, 09:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,471
Posted By Danny King
The 8 is the one

I first flew my RV-8 on July 12th 2000. All of the RV's are great airplanes, and I've flown all of them except the 14. Love-em all. RV's are like a basket of beautiful pedigree puppies. All are...
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