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Forum: My RV Build Project 06-03-2018, 05:35 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 26,973
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: 52
Views: 26,973
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: 17
Views: 1,867
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: 809
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: 52
Views: 26,973
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: 1,587
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: 72
Views: 39,813
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: 1,751
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: 610
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: 13,124
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: 1,751
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: 1,291
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: 2,037
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: 2,037
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: 1,000
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: 1,101
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: 1,283
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: 2,037
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: 3,932
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: 1,434
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: 24
Views: 2,333
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: 555
Views: 113,397
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: 1,759
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: 418
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: 6,622
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: 2,062
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: 1,377
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: 1,111
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: 1,759
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: 1,829
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: 465
Posted By goatflieg
Thanks Mike.

Thanks Mike.
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-06-2018, 03:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,829
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: 465
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: 1,829
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: 1,829
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: 1,890
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: 1,890
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: 1,890
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: 1,890
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: 1,324
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...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-17-2018, 04:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,324
Posted By goatflieg
Hmmm... I'm not seeing it, on the original file...

Hmmm... I'm not seeing it, on the original file or the youtube video. Don't know what to make of that... no one else has mentioned it.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-16-2018, 06:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,324
Posted By goatflieg
My Barrett engine build video

This thread could be started in many different forums here, including my own build updates, but I thought it might be best to post it under the banner of traditional aircraft engines. I recently...
Forum: Reviews 02-19-2018, 02:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,219
Posted By goatflieg
I'm definitely planning on working with him. ...

I'm definitely planning on working with him. Possibly both Mike and Bruce... and more, if I can find it. I like a lot of training. Or need. Whatever.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 02-19-2018, 02:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 995
Posted By goatflieg
Both of your recent videos were excellent; really...

Both of your recent videos were excellent; really enjoyed them. Like I posted in the comments, I really miss living near the West Coast; lived in Central & Northern California for 32 years. Can't...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-08-2018, 12:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 623
Posted By goatflieg
If you choose QB, order it as early as possible....

If you choose QB, order it as early as possible. My lead time turned out to be 8+ months; I'm guessing it's longer than that now. Van's recommends ordering QB wings and fuselage together so they can...
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-06-2018, 10:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,037
Posted By goatflieg
RV-8 Tail Strobe Wire Routing

In the midst of routing wiring and planning the run to my tail strobe, which will be a AeroLED Suntail. The wiring has been supplied by Aerotronics, but I've got to make the terminations and route...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 02-06-2018, 04:02 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,715
Posted By goatflieg
Wow... this one took me back to some very...

Wow... this one took me back to some very familiar places where I had spent a lot of time. On a wintry Michigan day like today, I miss California so much. Thanks again for sharing.
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-05-2018, 01:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 859
Posted By goatflieg
Classic Aero Designs did my custom seats. ...

Classic Aero Designs did my custom seats. Jeremiah Webster spent a lot of time with me, sent me fabric and leather samples and I'm very happy with the results. Plus they're a VAF advertiser. See...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-04-2018, 03:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,393
Posted By goatflieg
Perfect timing, as I'm working on my avionics...

Perfect timing, as I'm working on my avionics now. Was planning to install my GPS antenna on the glareshield per Aerotronics suggestion; was wondering about the fit, so your photos are helpful. Any...
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-21-2018, 06:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,446
Posted By goatflieg
The plane went through a redesign; not sure of...

The plane went through a redesign; not sure of the date. I bought my first pre-plans kit in 2003 and had to replace it with the newer one in 2013 because it was obsolete.
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-18-2018, 11:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 44,735
Posted By goatflieg
Feel free to include both of mine... unless you...

Feel free to include both of mine... unless you don't think they're good. See links in my signature.
Forum: RV-14 01-18-2018, 11:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,542
Posted By goatflieg
I had a very similar setup on my work table for...

I had a very similar setup on my work table for rolling. It works very well.
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-16-2018, 11:29 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,785
Posted By goatflieg
I've considered it... to haul my wife's folding...

I've considered it... to haul my wife's folding wheelchair under the RV-8... but I think I'll engineer a rolling walker or push chair that disassembles to smaller pieces instead.
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-12-2018, 02:28 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,924
Posted By goatflieg
Great response... and thanks for chiming in. I...

Great response... and thanks for chiming in. I joined the builder pool too late to purchase an original Tailmate; if you ever decide to market another, add me to your mailing list.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-12-2018, 02:20 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 12,921
Posted By goatflieg
As I come closer to building up my own RV-8...

As I come closer to building up my own RV-8 canopy, this thread answered one important question I had: would bonding with only Sikaflex (no rivets) eliminate the chance of developing a crack later? ...
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-12-2018, 02:02 PM
Replies: 874
Views: 544,635
Posted By goatflieg
Can't wait till I'm sharing a similar post... but...

Can't wait till I'm sharing a similar post... but I shouldn't be waiting, I should get back to work. Beautiful aircraft!
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-04-2017, 12:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,550
Posted By goatflieg
Tip: Bending Windscreen Support Weldment

Most builders have had fit issues with weldments at some point. I had a fairly major one with my WD-814 windscreen support/roll bar. When I test fit it initially, it had the usual problems; the...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 12-04-2017, 08:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,973
Posted By goatflieg
Absolutely excellent photos.

Absolutely excellent photos.
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-01-2017, 10:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,784
Posted By goatflieg
I did have cheap crowfoot wrenches, and invested...

I did have cheap crowfoot wrenches, and invested in better ones. With a little practice it did get a little easier... still a pain, but I got the fittings torqued properly. I'm considering buying...
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-30-2017, 12:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,784
Posted By goatflieg
I'm at this stage of my build and returning here...

I'm at this stage of my build and returning here for more research. A few viable suggestions here. My thanks to Skylor for his photos; very helpful. Some of the other photo links in this thread...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-30-2017, 03:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 459
Posted By goatflieg
If you're ordering from Tosten, they ask you the...

If you're ordering from Tosten, they ask you the aircraft model and will supply the right size bushing for your stick, which is a separate piece from the stick itself. Tosten is also really good...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-28-2017, 03:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 686
Posted By goatflieg
So THATS what they're for! Just did inventory on...

So THATS what they're for! Just did inventory on my finish kit and was wondering about that. Pretty cool idea. One thing I do love about building is learning tricks like that.
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