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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-19-2018, 01:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,799
Posted By cdeerinck
Already promised

I already promised it to someone in Carlsbad. If that falls through, your #2.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-15-2018, 03:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,799
Posted By cdeerinck
No problem doing it out here in the open. The...

No problem doing it out here in the open. The only problem is the holes near the center that secure it to the fuselage. Direct from Vans, they said build another. Also, I had used some Super-Fil...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-14-2018, 03:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,799
Posted By cdeerinck
Question Any use for an unusable stabilizer

So after trying to do the RV-8 Horizontal Stabilizer SB, and failing, I had to rebuild a new stabilizer. I just finished.

Before I throw the old one away, I thought I would ask: Is there any...
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-12-2018, 01:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,068
Posted By cdeerinck
What worked for me

You probably already know this, but here goes:

As you clamp the sizes, the top will try to go up. To not to honor your cut line as if it is a given. Keep readjusting the clamps until the canopy...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-17-2018, 01:29 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,506
Posted By cdeerinck
Thumbs up Clarification

I like to think I am normally a good communicator (don't we all), but I think perhaps I did a bad job with this post, and with my new doctor.

To clear up a few points:

* I am confident that I do...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-15-2018, 07:34 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,506
Posted By cdeerinck
Question Ever been bitten by a "Sleep Test" ?

I recently went to a doctor because when I made the appointment, I had wheezing coming from my lungs after I got done with my open water ocean swims for a few weeks. When I heavily exhaled, I could...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-15-2018, 07:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 451
Posted By cdeerinck
Thanks!

As usual, VAF delivers in spades. Thank you very much for the help guys!:)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-14-2018, 10:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 451
Posted By cdeerinck
Question Help in locating an AME

Only 74 days until I will be in need my next Class III medical. I plan on not going the Basic Med route. My fantastic ex-doctor retired and moved to Montana. So I need to find another.

I live in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-21-2018, 04:59 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 476
Posted By cdeerinck
Question Drilling bends through aluminum

I just received my airfoiled Grove gear for an RV-8, which are gorgeous, but now my curiosity is driving me crazy.

Can anyone tell me how they drill the brake lines inside the gear, around a bend,...
Forum: Safety 07-13-2018, 02:05 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 20,398
Posted By cdeerinck
I'm pretty sure a 2-33 can fly without one of the...

I'm pretty sure a 2-33 can fly without one of the wings. ;)
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-12-2018, 11:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,371
Posted By cdeerinck
Recommendation

FYI, Vans responded to me today that a new stabilizer is called for at this point.

They graciously added the following: "Don't feel bad about this. I've had to tell quite a few builders to build a...
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-11-2018, 02:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,371
Posted By cdeerinck
I asked

Thanks for the very good advice.

FYI, it was more than one hole, and there are some other issues like edge clearances (too close to an inside radius).

I didn't want to post the picture here, as it...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 06-10-2018, 05:42 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 67,459
Posted By cdeerinck
Dan V, I thought the ghost pears were to be...

Dan V,

I thought the ghost pears were to be mixed with clears, and shot over the base coat, not in it. At least that is what the Paint With Pearl page says (unless I am misreading it). Maybe that...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 06-09-2018, 08:25 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 67,459
Posted By cdeerinck
Question Recommendations

Aluminum -

I have a few Paint with Pearl pigments. I am ultimately hoping for a ghost blue pearl on white, and a metallic red. The SW metallics are not acceptable, as you need to shoot them from...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 06-09-2018, 04:10 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 67,459
Posted By cdeerinck
No Pictures?

Am I the only one that can't see any of the pictures on the first 3 or 4 pages of this post? I can see the pictures in the last few pages.
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-09-2018, 04:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,371
Posted By cdeerinck
Hoping

I am hoping this isn't the dreaded post that every builder fears.

I was doing the Horizontal Stabilizer Service Bulletin that Vans issued for the RV-8 about cracking. While it did say not to do it...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 06-08-2018, 05:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 972
Posted By cdeerinck
How

I'm very interested. How do I send you a buck?
Forum: RV-12 06-07-2018, 11:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,488
Posted By cdeerinck
Thumbs up Killing it

Bob (I hope he sees this),

Well thanks for killing an hour of my morning. I figured "I'll just take a quick peek", then got sucked into the story and pictures.

You write in a very engaging style,...
Forum: Electrical Systems 06-03-2018, 12:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,089
Posted By cdeerinck
Definitely more than one way, as you have seen in...

Definitely more than one way, as you have seen in answers here.

If you want a lower amp solution, a hidden switch or breaker in-line with your master relay is a good way to go. No ignition, no...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-02-2018, 05:23 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 534
Posted By cdeerinck
Question Superior Cold Air Sump

I recently bought a Lycoming engine, that is in effect an O-360-A1A engine. (It is actually a YO-360-EXP-51)

It is being set up with an EFII System-32, so it will soon become an IO-360.

I am...
Forum: Reviews 06-01-2018, 02:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,239
Posted By cdeerinck
Thumbs up Me too

Add me to the list of very happy customers.

I recently messed up drilling holes in a part, and Allen replaced it free of charge.

I absolutely loved his reply in one of the email exchanges, he wrote...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-30-2018, 08:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 778
Posted By cdeerinck
Post Another way

I am not intending to disagree with what was written above.

However, in the gliding world, we frequently refer to the CG% as where the CG of a given configuration falls within the allowed limits of...
Forum: Safety 05-30-2018, 08:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,513
Posted By cdeerinck
Question I'm very curious about this. I was planning on...

I'm very curious about this. I was planning on installing an extinguisher for safety, but now I am wondering based on the valid points above.

Can anyone in favor of an extinguisher help me...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 05-28-2018, 03:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 889
Posted By cdeerinck
The irony

Randy - I saw that commercial a week ago, and originally thought your name was a made up play on words. Very ironic given it's your story on building a Vans airplane!

I use to tell people it would...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-28-2018, 11:56 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 725
Posted By cdeerinck
Lightbulb HangarIt

Yesterday, I came across a new startup called HangarIt.com (https://www.hangarit.com) (I am not affiliated with it in any way).

It is a service that attempts to join empty hangars with traveling...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-28-2018, 11:44 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,990
Posted By cdeerinck
Question Why not Vans?

Van always has a good nose for business. Does anyone have any idea why Vans doesn't make a set of aluminum airfoiled legs themselves?

It seems to me like if they did, it would open up a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-27-2018, 10:07 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,990
Posted By cdeerinck
Wish

I wish I had known Sky Designs existed 2 weeks ago. I ordered a set for my 8 from Grove 2 weeks ago, and they are expected to be delivered in July. I didn't even know alternatives existed. Bad...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-23-2018, 01:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 936
Posted By cdeerinck
Current

Professional electronics guys will laugh at me for this, but I would describe it this way:

Amperage (Current) is pulled in a circuit, not pushed. In other words, the current in that wire will only...
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-20-2018, 04:07 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 9,376
Posted By cdeerinck
Question Otis - Sorry to ask what appears to be an obvious...

Otis - Sorry to ask what appears to be an obvious question: Does this mean you intend to only run a single alternator on an electrically dependent engine?

If something happens to that alternator,...
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-20-2018, 03:47 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 19,139
Posted By cdeerinck
Oil access

Chris - How do you handle access to your Oil dipstick and cap?
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-18-2018, 03:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,134
Posted By cdeerinck
Click bond

https://www.electricalhub.com/click-bond?_vsrefdom=adwords&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI0uK6_YeQ2wIVgtlkCh2dqwASEAAYASAAEgIo-PD_BwE
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-17-2018, 02:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,134
Posted By cdeerinck
Use the gun

Use a rivet gun and bucking bar.
I don't think you can do the entire plane with just a squeezer.
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-07-2018, 02:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 830
Posted By cdeerinck
No Prime?

Out of curiosity, why does your door say "No Prime" on it?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-06-2018, 07:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 810
Posted By cdeerinck
Question Question on serial numbers

I have a QB kit, and the fuselage had a serial number on it (4 digit). Is that the serial number, or is our builder's number (5 digit) the serial number?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-04-2018, 11:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,816
Posted By cdeerinck
Thumbs up Just wow!

Jeff,

First off, I have to say your plane looks gorgeous. The fact that you wrapped around the snorkel like that with no wrinkles is crazy/awesome.

Could I ask a few questions?

Have you had any...
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-03-2018, 05:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,548
Posted By cdeerinck
Bruce, I was told by RV Bits that to add an...

Bruce,

I was told by RV Bits that to add an additional plenum would increase the shipping price by $80. Then you would need to add on the price for me to ship it to you. So you would save some,...
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-03-2018, 09:46 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,957
Posted By cdeerinck
Question I searched Aircraft Spruce for this, and was...

I searched Aircraft Spruce for this, and was unable to find it. Could you possibly provide a link, part#, or full description?
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-30-2018, 02:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 732
Posted By cdeerinck
Aaron - Would you happen to have any pictures of...

Aaron - Would you happen to have any pictures of either the process, or final result? I'd love to see them.
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-30-2018, 02:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 732
Posted By cdeerinck
Steve - Pictures would be fantastic. Can you...

Steve - Pictures would be fantastic. Can you email them to me at cjd9 @ me.com ?
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-30-2018, 01:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 732
Posted By cdeerinck
Question Mid Cabin Cover question

My in-process RV-8 is in need of a single 3 1/8" Instrument in the location of my Mid Cabin Cover. It is a fuel injection controller, and not typically required during flight, so I am ok with the...
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-29-2018, 09:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,548
Posted By cdeerinck
Bruce - Will do.

Bruce - Will do.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-29-2018, 12:43 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,466
Posted By cdeerinck
Here is the Pearl...

Here is the Pearl White:
https://www.metrorestyling.com/3M-1080-SP10-Satin-Pearl-White-Vinyl-Wrap-p/satin1080sp10.htm

I didn't bother to see if it was the best source yet, but it is a standard 3M...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-28-2018, 06:12 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,466
Posted By cdeerinck
I have been on the fence with Vinyl, but I had a...

I have been on the fence with Vinyl, but I had a thought today while reading this post.

My scheme has 4 colors, and a lot of black pinstriping between colors to give it a little extra punch. In...
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-28-2018, 05:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,548
Posted By cdeerinck
Scott - I am in San Diego, and you are New York,...

Scott - I am in San Diego, and you are New York, so I don't know if the "split shipping" idea would work. Bummer, because it sounded like a great idea.

Chris said he is sending me the full quote,...
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-28-2018, 05:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,548
Posted By cdeerinck
Still available.

NJ33JJ - FYI, I reached out to RVBits, and while they don't list the plenum on their website anymore, they will still make them. But the shipping from South Africa is expensive (about $300). They...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-24-2018, 09:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,472
Posted By cdeerinck
Question The proper way to make log book entries

Can any of my brethren here advise me on where to start learning about the proper way to make log book entries (Airframe, Engine, and Propeller) that would help me with requirements and phrasing? ...
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-08-2018, 01:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 744
Posted By cdeerinck
Question SAIB HQ-14-16

In reviewing the Vans Letters and Notices, I came across the letter dated 7/3/2014 about SAIB HQ-14-16 (all-metal lock nuts).

I noticed a post here for an RV-12, where somebody located all of these...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-03-2018, 12:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,524
Posted By cdeerinck
Email me

Randy - send me an email at cjd9 @ me . com and I can send you my schematic if you would like. I am doing a very similar thing.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-31-2018, 12:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,875
Posted By cdeerinck
Talking Very nice

Very nice, thank you! Into the flight bag it goes!
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-15-2018, 11:48 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,693
Posted By cdeerinck
Thumbs up Gil - Wow, I am very impressed. You should...

Gil - Wow, I am very impressed.

You should contact Dynon and ask if they are interested in working it into their product line. I would have loved to have used this, but unfortunately, that work...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-12-2018, 04:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,326
Posted By cdeerinck
Maybe

I just saw this today. Double check it is what you need.

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=158588
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-12-2018, 12:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,326
Posted By cdeerinck
Mine too

I just custom ordered and received an engine just like this.
I will be making it into a fuel injected engine, with an electric fuel pump.

So the factory (at my request) removed the plunger and put a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-05-2018, 10:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 810
Posted By cdeerinck
Post Alodine is now Bonderite

I saw this from the FAA today. FYI, Alodine is now Bonderite.

SAIB: HQ-18-09 Date: February 5, 2018

Introduction
This Special Airworthiness Information Bulletin is to provide awareness of an...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 01-28-2018, 11:31 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 8,500
Posted By cdeerinck
ETA Spring

The website says it isn't available until Spring.
I am "patiently" waiting.
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-22-2018, 03:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,142
Posted By cdeerinck
Yes, in fact, both displays do. That is a great...

Yes, in fact, both displays do. That is a great point, thank you!

But that now makes me realize that the second SkyView did NOT turn on, even though it had a battery backup. So now I end up with...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-22-2018, 02:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,142
Posted By cdeerinck
Question Resetting a VP-X

In my "not yet flying" RV-8, I have a VP-X, and dual Skyview setup.

I had a VP-X circuit breaker trip in the garage yesterday (yes, I know why it tripped), and I reset it via the VP-X screen on the...
Forum: Close Calls / Lessons Learned 12-19-2017, 06:41 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 44,913
Posted By cdeerinck
The easiest solution is to just keep your...

The easiest solution is to just keep your required documents in a zip-loc bag, and keep that in a pocket in the plane. It protects them and leaves them easily accessible for inspection. ...
Forum: My RV Build Project 11-13-2017, 12:40 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 31,740
Posted By cdeerinck
Question Canopy Skirt

What happened to the rear of your canopy skirt? That doesn't look normal to me at all.

I'm jealous of all the space you have. I'm building out of single car garage.
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-06-2017, 01:15 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 8,507
Posted By cdeerinck
Smile Umm, have you actually sat in an 8? I am 6'2...

Umm, have you actually sat in an 8? I am 6'2 230, with broad shoulders, and there is LOTS of shoulder room. Some people have joked that in order to use the side armrests, you would have to be an...
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-25-2017, 07:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 779
Posted By cdeerinck
Yes, I can splice a new cable, and have done that...

Yes, I can splice a new cable, and have done that before. I guess I was just hoping not to just cut it apart and put it back again. But I will.

So can I just run it between each bulkhead, and...
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-25-2017, 03:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 779
Posted By cdeerinck
Mel - By "through", I meant through one of the...

Mel - By "through", I meant through one of the lightening holes. I can't "go around" without being outside of the airplane.

My problem is that the BNC antenna won't go through any of grommets...
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-25-2017, 03:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 779
Posted By cdeerinck
Question Running a ELT antenna after the fact

I thought I had finished up my tail-cone wiring, but I missed the ELT Anetannae wire. It needs to run from the rear battery box area to the tail.

Does anyone have any suggestions on techniques to...
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