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Forum: RV-14 02-16-2020, 10:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 683
Posted By Pilot8
That's right, the sensitivity of the radio, plus...

That's right, the sensitivity of the radio, plus the power of the ILS transmitter will win the day. I did discover a lower bound to signal loss- originally had a single Archer antenna feeding two...
Forum: RV-14 02-16-2020, 09:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 683
Posted By Pilot8
I have an Archer antenna in each wingtip- one for...

I have an Archer antenna in each wingtip- one for each NAV- following Bob's directions to ground the antenna through the nutplate screws. The nav frequency VSWR, a measure of the quality of the RF...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-13-2019, 08:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 932
Posted By Pilot8
I recently discovered the same issue on my 8-...

I recently discovered the same issue on my 8- throttle and mixture had both lost 3/8" of full forward throw. Replacing both cables fixed the issue. My theory was heat had limited the forward throw...
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-19-2019, 12:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 799
Posted By Pilot8
Dan I just completed converting my slider to a...

Dan
I just completed converting my slider to a fastback and Iím interested in your canopy lock safety mechanism. Would you mind posting a photo?

Thanks
Sam
Forum: Job Board 11-18-2019, 10:36 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,417
Posted By Pilot8
It's hard to find a good job in engineering. The...

It's hard to find a good job in engineering. The jobs most sought after, such as design in a hot field, are even more selective. When you graduate, the options you have are relatively wide open;...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-15-2019, 10:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,314
Posted By Pilot8
I feel your pain, been there myself- you are...

I feel your pain, been there myself- you are asking the right questions. The way to think about the plans is to think them through before beginning any task. A big part of getting an airplane...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-05-2019, 11:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,406
Posted By Pilot8
The hobby laser cutters are in the 40 watt range,...

The hobby laser cutters are in the 40 watt range, good enough to cut cloth, paper, leather; not yet to the 200-250 watt range needed for 16 gauge steel.
Forum: RV-9/9A 08-31-2019, 10:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,596
Posted By Pilot8
It's cheaper and faster to buy an already flying...

It's cheaper and faster to buy an already flying airplane. You can tell if you are meant to build an airplane, when every plane you look at for sale, you think, "I can build one a lot nicer than...
Forum: California 08-30-2019, 07:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,646
Posted By Pilot8
RV's are easy to fly; don't be afraid of RV7 or...

RV's are easy to fly; don't be afraid of RV7 or RV14, thinking they are some sort of high performance hard to handle plane- they are not. If you are looking to build, the RV14 is a third generation...
Forum: RV-14 08-20-2019, 10:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,246
Posted By Pilot8
A rubber hose between two adel clamps is all it...

A rubber hose between two adel clamps is all it takes.
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-17-2019, 09:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,037
Posted By Pilot8
Did you drill the drain hole in the bottom of the...

Did you drill the drain hole in the bottom of the snorkel?
Forum: Fiberglass 07-29-2019, 10:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,498
Posted By Pilot8
To get the higher Tg with MGS requires elevated...

To get the higher Tg with MGS requires elevated temperatures for extended times, for example from the data sheet available at Aircraft Spruce:

10 hours at 176F: Tg=194F
20 hours at 140F: Tg=176F
15...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-23-2019, 08:50 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,307
Posted By Pilot8
It is a lot of work! :) You'd better love...

It is a lot of work! :) You'd better love problem solving, be a self motivator, and *never* give up. It's like having a second job. If you are married, make sure your wife is totally on board. ...
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-26-2019, 10:03 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 443
Posted By Pilot8
FS: 55" Van's CT Q-55

Van's CT Q-55: 55 inch mixture/governor cable. Trial fit in my RV8, was too long, so still as new condition. $40, you pay shipping.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-25-2019, 08:37 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 11,761
Posted By Pilot8
It's all part of VAF charm- a full spectrum of...

It's all part of VAF charm- a full spectrum of skills and insight. It might seem counterintuitive, but... the most efficient way to get really good ideas is to allow a full discourse to happen. ...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-07-2019, 11:54 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 611
Posted By Pilot8
WTB: RV7/7A

Looking for a nicely done RV7/7A. IO/O360, CS prop, no damage history. A nice plane is worth the higher price.
Forum: RV-10 04-04-2019, 01:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,071
Posted By Pilot8
I'm trying to get down to the fundamentals of the...

I'm trying to get down to the fundamentals of the bond- 10,000+ RV's flying have a fiberglass fairing bonding the forward section of the plexi to the airframe. So it must adhere reasonably well. ...
Forum: RV-10 04-04-2019, 11:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,071
Posted By Pilot8
why weld-on instead of flox?

Does anyone know why Vans decided to use Weld-On instead of epoxy/flox to bond the plexi windows to the RV10 composite cabin lid?
Forum: California 03-13-2019, 10:45 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,436
Posted By Pilot8
Axel Bummer if you are stopping. It's been two...

Axel
Bummer if you are stopping. It's been two years in a row a friend and I have wanted to come but the weather in the San Jose area prevented getting to your flyin. Anyway to convince you...
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 03-13-2019, 10:34 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,359
Posted By Pilot8
Forgot to say... congrats on finishing your...

Forgot to say... congrats on finishing your plane, getting your airworthiness cert, and getting into phase 1- you've joined an exclusive club! :)
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 03-12-2019, 10:52 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,359
Posted By Pilot8
The safety pilot is a passenger who is a pilot...

The safety pilot is a passenger who is a pilot with with a valid medical (doesn't need a current BFR). If the safety pilot has a basic med then he must meet all currency and qualification...
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-25-2019, 11:30 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,470
Posted By Pilot8
Ron- Nice video of your RV at the airpark! How...

Ron- Nice video of your RV at the airpark! How many homes are in the airpark? Does your airport have a website? Is your hanger heated for winter shop time? Do you need an air conditioned...
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-25-2019, 11:17 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,470
Posted By Pilot8
Does your airpark have a website? I wasn't able...

Does your airpark have a website? I wasn't able to google one down. Thanks!
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-25-2019, 11:16 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,470
Posted By Pilot8
Great blog! I really liked the HOA meeting...

Great blog! I really liked the HOA meeting video. You guys are really organized. Do you have an heated/airconditioned hanger? If I'm not flying, I'll be in the hanger working on the next project,...
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-23-2019, 10:03 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,470
Posted By Pilot8
Airport or Airpark: where to go?

Hey guys you are the ones to ask about this! I'm looking for either an airport or an airpark that has an active and interesting aviation community going on. Experimentals are a plus of course. ...
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-01-2018, 10:12 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 863
Posted By Pilot8
the transponder has been sold

the transponder has been sold
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-16-2018, 10:14 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 863
Posted By Pilot8
SOLD gtx 327 transponder

Garmin gtx 327 transponder for sale $500. Excellent condition, replaced with 345. 200 hours ...
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