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Forum: My RV Build Project 09-16-2018, 06:16 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 30,321
Posted By goatflieg
... and before you ask: no... not a whole lot of...

... and before you ask: no... not a whole lot of progress since the last entry. Lots to talk about, though. I knew fixed landing gear slowed a flying aircraft down; I found out just how much it can...
Forum: My RV Build Project 09-16-2018, 06:12 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 30,321
Posted By goatflieg
Two new blogspot entries up; see link in...

Two new blogspot entries up; see link in signature. One is a belated OSH 2018 report, the other is an overdue progress report. More highs, lows, laughs, tears, confessions... and pictures. LOTS of...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 09-16-2018, 05:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 780
Posted By goatflieg
Been there a few times; looking forward to flying...

Been there a few times; looking forward to flying in, probably next year. Thanks for sharing.
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-05-2018, 07:29 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,868
Posted By goatflieg
Those are supplied by Grove. They are pinched...

Those are supplied by Grove. They are pinched very slightly on the upper flange in a manner similar to nut plates, to help hold the torqued bolts in place. Since the Airfoil aluminum gear legs are...
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-05-2018, 03:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,868
Posted By goatflieg
Epilogue: with the help of my wife Amy and my...

Epilogue: with the help of my wife Amy and my daughter Naomi, all landing gear bolts are torqued to spec. Amy helped me get the nuts on both aft outboard bracket bolts, and torqued down the left...
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-04-2018, 06:11 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,868
Posted By goatflieg
Some other details: This first photo shows that I...

Some other details: This first photo shows that I rearranged the way the fuselage was supported; now there are jackstands up front and a workstand across the aft cockpit bay. With the larger...
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-04-2018, 05:22 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,868
Posted By goatflieg
I knew as soon as I posted that photo that I'd...

I knew as soon as I posted that photo that I'd hear about those short screws. Those are the ones left out of the QB fuse by the factory, and I wondered why they all seemed different lengths, even...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 09-04-2018, 05:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 687
Posted By goatflieg
Love it. Great capture.

Love it. Great capture.
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-03-2018, 04:58 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,868
Posted By goatflieg
Current status: two forward nuts/washers started;...

Current status: two forward nuts/washers started; working on the left aft now. Since this photo was taken, the aft bulkhead bolt adjacent to the bracket bolt has been loosened to get clearance. I...
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-03-2018, 04:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,868
Posted By goatflieg
The hardest part of building an RV-8?

Ok, I'll admit it. I'm starting this thread for my own therapeutic benefit. For all you successful RV-8 builders out there: what was the most difficult part of the build? I'm asking because I've...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-02-2018, 04:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 573
Posted By goatflieg
PVC tape may be the best for this application.

PVC tape may be the best for this application.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-08-2018, 04:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 554
Posted By goatflieg
It was great to see both Danny King and Jason...

It was great to see both Danny King and Jason Seavolt and their aircraft at Garmin this year. Danny was there most days until noon and talked to myself and many others for hours about his new Garmin...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-21-2018, 02:31 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,360
Posted By goatflieg
Iíll be bringing in my usual; Samuel Smithís...

Iíll be bringing in my usual; Samuel Smithís Organic Chocolate Stout... and this time I promise not to drink it all!
Forum: Trip Write-ups 07-19-2018, 11:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,733
Posted By goatflieg
Enjoyed this a lot. Already making my own plans;...

Enjoyed this a lot. Already making my own plans; got the route saved in ForeFlight. Now if I could only get this airplane finished...
Forum: My RV Build Project 07-16-2018, 12:14 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 30,321
Posted By goatflieg
New blogspot entry is up, see link below in...

New blogspot entry is up, see link below in signature. Another long one, but it's got everything. It's got highs; it's got lows; it's got laughs; it's got tears; it's got construction; it's got...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 07-14-2018, 01:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,043
Posted By goatflieg
I did my own personal toast to Monty Barrett this...

I did my own personal toast to Monty Barrett this afternoon. Godspeed, Monty.
(technical aside: yes, it's been humid in Michigan; time to change out the desiccant in the dehydrator plugs again. Can...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-14-2018, 12:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,292
Posted By goatflieg
Lots of good advice here, and there will be a lot...

Lots of good advice here, and there will be a lot more good advice to follow. Some general questions to ponder. Do you like building? I mean... do you really REALLY like building? As a...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 07-14-2018, 11:58 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,043
Posted By goatflieg
I never got to meet Monty... but Allen and Rhonda...

I never got to meet Monty... but Allen and Rhonda are my good friends, and I offer them my most sincere condolences.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-14-2018, 11:51 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 794
Posted By goatflieg
The Hammer of God

(from Terry Kohler, who asked me to share it here as I'm hosting the photo for him)
This screen shot from Flightaware was taken on our recent trip from PTK to CMX on Michiganís UP. You can see the...
Forum: My RV Build Project 07-12-2018, 09:21 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 30,321
Posted By goatflieg
After getting the rigging of all control surfaces...

After getting the rigging of all control surfaces squared away it was time for the final major disassembly. I removed the empennage components, flaps and ailerons and got the wings ready for...
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-04-2018, 09:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,189
Posted By goatflieg
If Terry didn't already cover it, let me know. I...

If Terry didn't already cover it, let me know. I digitized them for designing my artwork.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-20-2018, 02:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,347
Posted By goatflieg
I hope and pray to see the day when 5000 hours...

I hope and pray to see the day when 5000 hours have passed under my yet-untested wings. Congratulations!
Forum: My RV Build Project 06-03-2018, 05:35 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 30,321
Posted By goatflieg
Oh I noticed all right... he's never gonna live...

Oh I noticed all right... he's never gonna live it down, and I'll probably never hear the end of it... especially since this made the front page. It was the best picture of us all though, by far.
Forum: My RV Build Project 06-03-2018, 05:57 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 30,321
Posted By goatflieg
Another milestone: initial wing fitting. Van's...

Another milestone: initial wing fitting. Van's matching of the QB wings and fuselage really paid off; overall it went very smoothly. Thanks to four of the PTK gang (from left to right): Curt...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-26-2018, 02:56 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,950
Posted By goatflieg
Looking forward to it as always!

Looking forward to it as always!
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-26-2018, 02:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,345
Posted By goatflieg
Good to know. I'll be hanging mine soon and was...

Good to know. I'll be hanging mine soon and was wondering the same thing.
Forum: My RV Build Project 05-21-2018, 11:07 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 30,321
Posted By goatflieg
New blogspot entry posted; Little Steps and Big...

New blogspot entry posted; Little Steps and Big Steps; see link in my signature below. Get comfortable because it's a long read, but there's some good stuff in there. Here are two teaser...
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-18-2018, 03:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,011
Posted By goatflieg
I remember what a bear these were. Van's...

I remember what a bear these were. Van's instructions recommend using vice grips modified with flat jaws... and just squeeze the heck out of them. I was less than impressed with my own results......
Forum: Interiors 05-11-2018, 05:06 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 49,249
Posted By goatflieg
This is just an initial fitting, but it's the...

This is just an initial fitting, but it's the first time both sets of seats have been installed. I kept telling myself I was nuts to go through all the work of mocking up the interior when it will...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-11-2018, 12:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,089
Posted By goatflieg
It was a while ago, I don't remember the precise...

It was a while ago, I don't remember the precise method he used. A couple ways come to mind... he probably had a reamer of the correct diameter; I did not.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-11-2018, 03:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 856
Posted By goatflieg
LP4-3 Blind Rivet Problems

I did some blind riveting yesterday, and started to have problems that seemed to escalate. Riveting my bulkhead caps on with LP4-3 blind rivets using the swivel head pop rivet tool supplied by...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-11-2018, 02:50 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 14,322
Posted By goatflieg
Will access be different this year due to the EAA...

Will access be different this year due to the EAA security changes? Tempted to volunteer again... but hardly did anything last year; you guys had it covered!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-11-2018, 02:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,089
Posted By goatflieg
Same here. Took mine to a machinist for...

Same here. Took mine to a machinist for inspection. Both the bellcranks and bushings were not straight. He touched them up, got them straight and recommended Kluber Isoflex Topas NB 52 as being...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-11-2018, 02:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,609
Posted By goatflieg
Where are you heading in SE Mich? I've got a...

Where are you heading in SE Mich? I've got a hangar available at PTK if you need it... it will be awhile before mine will be there, and I'd love to see an RV-8 in there...!
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-07-2018, 08:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,531
Posted By goatflieg
Yes... I finally did that too. Did answer more...

Yes... I finally did that too. Did answer more than a few questions... but by then I had the wire routed. I'm in the process of figuring out what to apply (and what not to apply) from the wiring...
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-07-2018, 05:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,531
Posted By goatflieg
I guess so! I did put screens up on my NACA...

I guess so! I did put screens up on my NACA intakes... but didn't think about the rudder bottom. Maybe a plug with a REMOVE BEFORE FLIGHT banner is in order. When I think of all the cracks and...
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-06-2018, 04:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,191
Posted By goatflieg
I got an iPad flexible pedestal mount from Arkon...

I got an iPad flexible pedestal mount from Arkon Resources via Amazon. Very happy with the way I was able to modify it for my needs. It looks like it might be the old school flexible gooseneck used...
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-05-2018, 07:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,390
Posted By goatflieg
I'll be there again... and follow this thread for...

I'll be there again... and follow this thread for developments.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-04-2018, 06:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,612
Posted By goatflieg
If you are also planning to paint in your shop,...

If you are also planning to paint in your shop, you'll need to take that into consideration for your heating system. I was planning for a gas-fired ceiling-mount heater, and there are three levels...
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-04-2018, 06:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,531
Posted By goatflieg
I ended up departing the fuselage at this point,...

I ended up departing the fuselage at this point, with multiple layers of heat shrink tubing in place for protection. I'll probably route it around the bottom hinge rod end as others have, then into...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-03-2018, 03:08 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,463
Posted By goatflieg
I really wish I could have experienced...

I really wish I could have experienced Concorde... but at least I was there when Doc arrived last year... that was pretty big.
As for the Beer Fairy, you're right. We had some fun when she did that...
Forum: Painting your RV 05-03-2018, 05:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,682
Posted By goatflieg
I highly recommend the Sherwin-Williams Aerospace...

I highly recommend the Sherwin-Williams Aerospace Coatings training program, held twice a year in Wichita, if you can manage it. Most attendees are homebuilders, so they'll narrow the focus to their...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-28-2018, 11:29 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,682
Posted By goatflieg
+1 on training. I invested in an all Garmin...

+1 on training. I invested in an all Garmin panel for my RV-8 built by Aerotronics; basically a G3X with G5 backup; GTR200; GTX45; etc. Getting some glass panel training in a Cessna 172G1000 and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-28-2018, 02:05 AM
Replies: 737
Views: 145,040
Posted By goatflieg
I designed this adapter to fit the Odyssey PC-680...

I designed this adapter to fit the Odyssey PC-680 battery in the stock Van's aft battery tray. CAD drawn and printed up by my Chapter 113 friend Oliver...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-28-2018, 01:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,072
Posted By goatflieg
I enjoy listening to those Friday/Saturday...

I enjoy listening to those Friday/Saturday conversations on the radio from the Hilton deck. Even chimed in once: early Saturday evening they were asking if anybody inbound was on frequency. Finally...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-28-2018, 01:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 479
Posted By goatflieg
Tony Partain leaps to mind...

Tony Partain leaps to mind...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-26-2018, 08:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 7,058
Posted By goatflieg
This thread had me heading out to the shop to...

This thread had me heading out to the shop to stare at my rudder a bit; metal work done for a while but tips not on yet. Want to head this problem off before closing it up, but don't want to add the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-26-2018, 08:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,349
Posted By goatflieg
Not ready to fly in to the fly-in yet... but hope...

Not ready to fly in to the fly-in yet... but hope to celebrate this release someday. In the meantime, I'm waiting patiently for Van's Banquet and Beer Social notices ;)
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-22-2018, 07:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,681
Posted By goatflieg
I do have the Vetterman 4-pipe exhaust for my...

I do have the Vetterman 4-pipe exhaust for my Superior IO-360-X... but haven't installed it yet. So I suppose I shouldn't comment. Yet, here I am... commenting. Sorry about that.
Forum: RV-10 04-15-2018, 01:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,307
Posted By goatflieg
Partain delivered my QB kits via Stewart...

Partain delivered my QB kits via Stewart Transport in a Factory Five trailer with a crane. The driver, Don Furr, was very helpful; he had a large rolling dolly and got his truck much closer to my...
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-11-2018, 11:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,087
Posted By goatflieg
As a fellow -8 builder, I'd recommend some of my...

As a fellow -8 builder, I'd recommend some of my favorite builders logs (besides my own; see links in my signature area). Matt Dralle's build log and YouTube videos were very inspirational; Scott...
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-09-2018, 05:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,089
Posted By goatflieg
I had the option of heated seats when I placed my...

I had the option of heated seats when I placed my Classic Aero Designs order... regretfully, I didn't. I was thinking heated riding suit; something with its own internal power supply. Done a fair...
Forum: Propellers 04-06-2018, 03:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 531
Posted By goatflieg
Thanks Mike.

Thanks Mike.
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-06-2018, 03:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,089
Posted By goatflieg
Yes, mostly. There is a second bracket at the...

Yes, mostly. There is a second bracket at the top, secured by a screw and nut that also secures the EIS wire harness retainer clip I fabricated.
Andy, I like your setup... but doesn't that eyeball...
Forum: Propellers 04-06-2018, 08:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 531
Posted By goatflieg
Any Whirl Wind reps from OH on VAF?

If so, I'd like to PM some questions.
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-04-2018, 02:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,089
Posted By goatflieg
Wow... rare to get absolutely no response on a...

Wow... rare to get absolutely no response on a VAF post.
"What am I... invisible!?"
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-03-2018, 01:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,089
Posted By goatflieg
RV-8 Heat Diverter: Solution to a Nonexistent Problem?

When I installed Van's cabin heat selector box on my RV-8 firewall I saw two potential problems. The first was routing the push-pull cable; with ground adjustable rudder pedals set full-forward I...
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-18-2018, 11:29 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,143
Posted By goatflieg
Wow! That photo would make good ad copy for...

Wow! That photo would make good ad copy for Garmin!
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-18-2018, 11:07 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,143
Posted By goatflieg
To address some comments: Aerotronics built my...

To address some comments:
Aerotronics built my panel; Jason knows the layout and approves of the antenna placement and cable length... but I'll check with him about the fan placement.
My panel only...
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-18-2018, 02:30 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,143
Posted By goatflieg
This is my current layout. The GPS is top dead...

This is my current layout. The GPS is top dead center; the fans are as close as practical, and clearance from the instrument panel flange has been taken into...
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-18-2018, 02:26 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,143
Posted By goatflieg
GPS Antenna on RV-8 glareshield? Photos wanted.

It was suggested to me by Jason at Aerotronics that the best compromise location for my GPS puck antenna would be on the glareshield of my RV-8. I've done some preliminary layout work, but the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-17-2018, 05:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,441
Posted By goatflieg
Not certain about porting and polishing, but the...

Not certain about porting and polishing, but the balancing and blueprinting was definitely done before I got there; I remember Allen saying that along with inspecting Superior's valve seating and...
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