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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-20-2017, 05:09 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,309
Posted By wilddog
Locate your air compressor in a separate building...

Locate your air compressor in a separate building so you donít have to hear it running.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-20-2017, 07:47 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,309
Posted By wilddog
Make it much bigger than you think you will ever...

Make it much bigger than you think you will ever need.
Forum: My RV Build Project 11-06-2017, 07:15 AM
Replies: 349
Views: 137,714
Posted By wilddog
David, Question, if you should ever have to...

David,
Question, if you should ever have to replace a glued and riveted skin, how hard would it be to remove with the glue holding it?
Forum: Tools 11-04-2017, 11:09 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,212
Posted By wilddog
Larry, I use 22-25 psi with a 3x gun. I have a...

Larry,
I use 22-25 psi with a 3x gun. I have a 2X but find it hits lighter and faster and requires more hits than the 3x does. The little knob thing on the handle just controls air flow, not...
Forum: Tools 11-04-2017, 08:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,212
Posted By wilddog
Larry, What psi are you running and is your gun...

Larry,
What psi are you running and is your gun 2X or 3x?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-04-2017, 07:25 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 446
Posted By wilddog
South Carolina Airplane Taxes

Can someone tell me what taxes I would pay on an experimental ,RV-8 ,based in Conway SC?
Forum: Rocket 10-25-2017, 06:13 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 8,689
Posted By wilddog
Pictures are fine on the link. Need many more,...

Pictures are fine on the link. Need many more, very pretty airplane!
Forum: Autopilots 10-04-2017, 06:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 307
Posted By wilddog
TruTrak sent me the bulb when I burned mine out...

TruTrak sent me the bulb when I burned mine out messing with it. Easy to replace and make sure you have the resistor wired in or it will instantly burn out.
Forum: RV-9/9A 10-02-2017, 02:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 649
Posted By wilddog
Auto parts stores now carry canned spray on stuff...

Auto parts stores now carry canned spray on stuff that freezes bolts.
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-02-2017, 09:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,250
Posted By wilddog
Post no 2 has an interesting idea for conversion....

Post no 2 has an interesting idea for conversion. The 8a fuselage could stay as is with the gear left off and a new motor mount constructed with gear leg mounts like a Rocket.
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-27-2017, 09:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 691
Posted By wilddog
Sikaflex Question

After I put the first coat of Sika 295UL on to bond the canopy to the frame, do I have to apply another coat of primer before the last thin cosmetic coat of 295? I can't find the answer on Sika site...
Forum: Tools 09-13-2017, 06:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 652
Posted By wilddog
I don't see how it would be very useful because...

I don't see how it would be very useful because most of the rivets would still be inaccessible with it and the ones easy to get to could be done with a squeezer.
If your regulator wasn't working, you...
Forum: Tools 08-13-2017, 02:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 855
Posted By wilddog
You will need. A bench grinder and a Scotchbright...

You will need. A bench grinder and a Scotchbright wheel. Get a Dremel tool. Get a small power screwdriver and mount a debur tool on it. I use a bandsaw often and also like a phnematic squeezer. One...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-09-2017, 12:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,116
Posted By wilddog
Tim, Both those dimples just don't look right....

Tim,
Both those dimples just don't look right. Are you sure you have the correct dies? When the DRD2 is set right the frame should flex some when dimpling. But they both look off, that is why I'm...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-08-2017, 05:28 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,998
Posted By wilddog
The bucking bar does not require much pressure at...

The bucking bar does not require much pressure at all, the weight of the bar does the work. Tungsten bars work best for me and they may or may not for you. They are a lot smaller than steel bars.
...
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-07-2017, 11:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,793
Posted By wilddog
How is the canopy attached to the frame? Rivets...

How is the canopy attached to the frame? Rivets or glue?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-01-2017, 10:15 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,925
Posted By wilddog
Be careful with the 2,4-D. It is deadly to many...

Be careful with the 2,4-D. It is deadly to many vegetable crops and can drift a long distance, miles! You don't want to end up in a lawsuit over it. It will do its job on many broadleaf weeds without...
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-25-2017, 08:19 AM
Replies: 1,774
Views: 854,880
Posted By wilddog
Matrix

I'm thinking about using Matrix and have a dealer close by, but they paint cars and have no experience with aluminum aircraft. What did you use under the top coats, Matrix epoxy primer or a self...
Forum: Tools 07-25-2017, 07:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,024
Posted By wilddog
Since you are building the shop, why not just put...

Since you are building the shop, why not just put in a bigger door? And I would also consider making it bigger than 450 sq ft, that is going to be awful small after you get some tools in place. Back...
Forum: Tools 06-27-2017, 05:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 691
Posted By wilddog
I reamed most holes and then went over with a...

I reamed most holes and then went over with a Scotchbright pad to debur. Also ran my finger over and any holes that still had a bur got debured. There were not many that needed more than the...
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-23-2017, 07:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 935
Posted By wilddog
My sailplane canopy got scratched and I tried...

My sailplane canopy got scratched and I tried Micromesh. At first ,with the rough grit papers, you will think it is ruined but after over an hour of sanding, I can't tell where the scratch was.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 06-22-2017, 06:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,609
Posted By wilddog
Proseal does not stick to the plastic tubes. Let...

Proseal does not stick to the plastic tubes. Let it set up then you can pull it out. The rest of the gun needs MEK but that doesn't take long to clean.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-20-2017, 12:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,952
Posted By wilddog
Seal Lube works for me.

Seal Lube works for me.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-19-2017, 05:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,400
Posted By wilddog
When your oil gets hot enough to melt solder, you...

When your oil gets hot enough to melt solder, you will have plenty to worry about other than the dipstick. There are a few special low temp solders, don't get one of them. Silver solder would be...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-16-2017, 04:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 626
Posted By wilddog
I have the same engine and run 100LL in one tank...

I have the same engine and run 100LL in one tank and 89 in the other. 89 is the most octane available w/o ethanol in this area. Use the 100 for take off and landing and the 89 for cruse under 65%...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-04-2017, 08:15 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,688
Posted By wilddog
Wheel landings are easier than 3 point, if...

Wheel landings are easier than 3 point, if tailwheel touches first you can get a big bounce. Attitude and speed has to be just right to 3 point. A little power in the flare helps. Not much need to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-30-2017, 07:33 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,327
Posted By wilddog
There are back shells where the wires exit from...

There are back shells where the wires exit from one end instead of the back, would that fit?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-18-2017, 07:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,788
Posted By wilddog
They will need to be cleaned up for painting and...

They will need to be cleaned up for painting and while you are at it put some dye on it to check for cracks. Most of them look like paint cracks but you need to take a closer look, especially at the...
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-13-2017, 05:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 616
Posted By wilddog
Do you mean the tabs on the elevator to the ob of...

Do you mean the tabs on the elevator to the ob of the trim tab? If so, you could cut both of them off and rivet in a little rib to close it up.
Forum: Autopilots 05-12-2017, 12:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,174
Posted By wilddog
My only experience with Dsubs is from wiring my...

My only experience with Dsubs is from wiring my -8 so it might not be worth much. They are easy to work with only if you have the tools. I would take the connection apart and remove the pins. Check...
Forum: RV-3 05-02-2017, 03:52 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,120
Posted By wilddog
My RV-3A with 0-320D1A, light weight starter and...

My RV-3A with 0-320D1A, light weight starter and alternator, Sterba prop, steam gauges, wing tanks and fastback mod weighs 755#. Builder weighted it at 765# and I took 10# out going to smaller...
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-22-2017, 12:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,036
Posted By wilddog
WW makes a real nice fiberglass one that comes...

WW makes a real nice fiberglass one that comes with their GA prop. Although it is a bit pricy if you buy it separately.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-21-2017, 04:46 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,023
Posted By wilddog
Try reducing pressure on the rollers and go slow...

Try reducing pressure on the rollers and go slow and you will get a nice edge. Whatever method you try for the repair, be sure it does not stretch the aluminum. Make the same mistake on some scraps...
Forum: My RV Build Project 03-03-2017, 05:39 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 7,785
Posted By wilddog
None of your pictures are showing up.

None of your pictures are showing up.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-01-2017, 05:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,222
Posted By wilddog
Sent you a PM

Sent you a PM
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 03-01-2017, 07:12 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,184
Posted By wilddog
If this system uses an O2 sensor, are you limited...

If this system uses an O2 sensor, are you limited to no lead only fuel?
Forum: RV-12 02-23-2017, 05:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,972
Posted By wilddog
I use the dry graphite rattle can spray on them....

I use the dry graphite rattle can spray on them. It drys and doesn't pick up dirt.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-20-2017, 07:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,693
Posted By wilddog
1400' with clear approaches would work just ok...

1400' with clear approaches would work just ok for me but be ready to go around if you find yourself a little fast on final. A gustily crosswind would be a problem as would wet grass. Do you have...
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-13-2017, 12:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,451
Posted By wilddog
Clean the bugs off the wings and I bet you get...

Clean the bugs off the wings and I bet you get your speed back.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-09-2017, 11:20 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,680
Posted By wilddog
Second the Starrett blades, you can order them...

Second the Starrett blades, you can order them any length and teeth you want.
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-28-2017, 06:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,911
Posted By wilddog
Everything AA says!

Everything AA says!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-26-2017, 07:28 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 29,286
Posted By wilddog
FAA inspections can be useless paperwork...

FAA inspections can be useless paperwork inspections. The inspector DAR of my biplane spend an hour on paperwork and about 15 min inspecting. The airplane inspection consisted mostly checking...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-19-2017, 07:49 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 15,727
Posted By wilddog
They could do away with N numbers. It's just one...

They could do away with N numbers. It's just one more way for the government to think they are in charge over us.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-18-2017, 04:24 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 851
Posted By wilddog
Titan 370 Flyers

Anybody flying this engine? How do you like it, any problems with it or customer service? Is the extra power worth the money over a 360? If you are running Mogas, what CR?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-07-2017, 02:09 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 7,782
Posted By wilddog
Started a slow build -8 two yrs ago at 68 and am...

Started a slow build -8 two yrs ago at 68 and am well along on it now. When you get older along with physical exercise, you need to exercise your mind too and building an airplane is about as good a...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-04-2017, 06:56 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,000
Posted By wilddog
while you are still in school you could start...

while you are still in school you could start acquiring tools. Shop around and you can save if you are in no hurry. If you don't build, you can always resell them. You will also need to learn to use...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-26-2016, 10:46 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 10,498
Posted By wilddog
If you try the above posters1700' strip, try to...

If you try the above posters1700' strip, try to do it without brakes because when you land on wet grass, that's what it will be like. Mine is 1850 and is plenty. My cost are lower than Tom's. Forgone...
Forum: RV-12 12-18-2016, 12:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,276
Posted By wilddog
Does the altimeter show the correct elevation on...

Does the altimeter show the correct elevation on the ground when you dial in the local baro setting? That would tell you which one is off.
Forum: ADS-B 12-14-2016, 05:47 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,383
Posted By wilddog
Did you plug it into the USB port on the 720 for...

Did you plug it into the USB port on the 720 for power?
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-07-2016, 03:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,182
Posted By wilddog
UPS insurance is very hard to collect on, almost...

UPS insurance is very hard to collect on, almost worthless.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-07-2016, 07:55 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,475
Posted By wilddog
Wet grass=no brakes

Wet grass=no brakes
Forum: Tools 11-18-2016, 07:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,696
Posted By wilddog
Mine has an adjustable ram and I never had the...

Mine has an adjustable ram and I never had the problem you are having.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-08-2016, 07:27 AM
Replies: 657
Views: 366,818
Posted By wilddog
Rv3a

I'll have to try posting pix again later
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-08-2016, 07:26 AM
Replies: 657
Views: 366,818
Posted By wilddog
Rv3a

http://i63.tinypic.com/2nhl3yq.jpg
Forum: Alternative Engines 11-07-2016, 06:45 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 46,152
Posted By wilddog
Diesels designed to run continuously at rated...

Diesels designed to run continuously at rated power are much heavier than car diesels. I helped replace one rated at 180hp@ 2600rpm, continuously, perfect for a RV, except it weighed over 1000 lbs.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-05-2016, 09:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,534
Posted By wilddog
Try some counties in Va. They have the highest...

Try some counties in Va. They have the highest personal property taxes in the US. For example, if you bought a $100k experimental RV in Accomack county, the yearly pp tax would be 70% of the price X...
Forum: RV-4 10-31-2016, 07:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,898
Posted By wilddog
Not normal. The bowl should drain the contents...

Not normal. The bowl should drain the contents readily without the pump on and with the pump on it should gush out.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-04-2016, 12:36 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 17,563
Posted By wilddog
How does vinyl do if one should decide to use...

How does vinyl do if one should decide to use Corrosion X on the interior. Would it work its way through any aluminum skin overlaps and losen the vinyl? I know you are to do all the painting before...
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-13-2016, 11:32 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,116
Posted By wilddog
I planning much the same for my -8 and look fwd...

I planning much the same for my -8 and look fwd to your next revision. Mine will be a VFR, dual EI airplane also with dual batteries. And I want to keep the system simple too.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-28-2016, 04:02 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,331
Posted By wilddog
I have a 0-320 and lean the daylight out of it on...

I have a 0-320 and lean the daylight out of it on the ground, just remember to push it to rich for take-off.
Forum: RV-3 08-28-2016, 03:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,069
Posted By wilddog
Katie, My trim is manual on the left side and is...

Katie,
My trim is manual on the left side and is not in the way at all. Electric would work too but be sure you can slow it down, trim is very, very sensitive and my cg is still a little fwd of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-24-2016, 11:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 800
Posted By wilddog
They are not hard to put together but do have...

They are not hard to put together but do have some small parts that have to be soldered carefully. I don't have my airplane finished so I hooked them up to a battery to test and they are so bright...
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