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Forum: RV-8/8A 01-07-2020, 01:10 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 48,197
Posted By Sam_B
Easier to install too

At first I installed the stock Vans nuts and bolts, but after reading this thread, switched them out. I opted not to do the landing gear tower mod on mine, and another benefit of this style but is...
Forum: My RV Build Project 12-23-2019, 11:14 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,359
Posted By Sam_B
Size isn’t everything

From your post, I see you’re in central IL, not quite the cold climate of western Wi, but I’d imagine the cold days are plentiful this time of year. I’ve been building on and off for 6 years, on...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-27-2019, 08:18 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,213
Posted By Sam_B
I think DanH provided a solution last summer....

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=173224

Given that just 2 days ago a picture of a -7 pooped up that tried to occupy the same space as a buck, it might be considered an act of...
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-02-2019, 09:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,126
Posted By Sam_B
Article too

There’s also an article called “Tips for tips” in the articles section to add further stiffeners, but it looks as if you’re missing the wingtip rib.
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-08-2019, 11:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,041
Posted By Sam_B
Canopy skirt interior

Hello all, just got the final shape of the canopy skirt done tonight. To get there, I had to make a few cuts then hot glue the skirt to the packing tape that was on the rear top skin. It turned...
Forum: Painting your RV 10-07-2019, 06:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,785
Posted By Sam_B
Thanks!

Thanks everyone! This was exactly the type of discussion I was looking for.

Best regards,

Sam
Forum: Painting your RV 10-02-2019, 06:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,785
Posted By Sam_B
Types of paint

Hello all,

My hangar neighbor here at 3T3 has a paint booth as part of his business, and he was kind enough to offer me the use of it for my -8 as I need. I’m getting to the point where I could...
Forum: My RV Build Project 09-05-2019, 08:47 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 9,640
Posted By Sam_B
Is that their job?

Not sure they can help without opposable thumbs... I call my heelers “Unofficial technical counselors”
Forum: Midwest 09-05-2019, 08:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,145
Posted By Sam_B
Great trip!

Just love that place, your post makes me long for the day the -8 is flying!
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-13-2019, 02:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 17,798
Posted By Sam_B
Does that mean one month of the engine just...

Does that mean one month of the engine just sitting on the airframe, or does it mean one month of use so the engine “shakes down” to its final sagged position?
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-13-2019, 07:00 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 17,798
Posted By Sam_B
Engine sag

Vans instructions say to allow for 1/8” to 3/16” of engine sag. What are previously built RVs experiencing for how much the engine sags, or is it insignificant and just “line it up” with the spinner?
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-16-2019, 06:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 645
Posted By Sam_B
Thank you!

Thank, I appreciate it.
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-16-2019, 06:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,861
Posted By Sam_B
Thanks

Thanks for the links and advice. I appreciate it.
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-15-2019, 06:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,861
Posted By Sam_B
Thanks!

Thanks for the links guys, I appreciate it!

Best Regards
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-14-2019, 07:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,861
Posted By Sam_B
Sikaflex question

I’m at the point where the big cut is over and everything has been trimmed enough to glue the canopy on. I’m sure there’s a thread somewhere explaining all of the steps, and it looks like Mickey...
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-14-2019, 07:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 645
Posted By Sam_B
Starter ring gear

I’m at the point now where I can start the cowling. As of right now I have the engine hung, and am planning on overhauling it as one of the last steps before flight. As it is, I do not yet have a...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 06-28-2019, 07:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,171
Posted By Sam_B
Room at 3T3 (Boyceville, WI)

I have a hangar, can’t promise space there, but there might be room for transient aircraft at 3T3. We live 3 miles from the airport, and it’s probably about 1hr 15min flight from Oshkosh if you want...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 06-07-2019, 07:52 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,655
Posted By Sam_B
That’s a pretty fancy daily driver then.......

That’s a pretty fancy daily driver then.... automatic transmission and all! This made me laugh at a memory, once upon a time I had a rather non handy friend call me up and ask why the butt-crack...
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-07-2018, 07:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,656
Posted By Sam_B
Draft Sight

You could also get a software called Draft Sight, it’s a free download from Dassault Systems, the same people that make Solidworks. It’s pretty much a copy of AutoCAD (all commands are the same in...
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