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Forum: Trip Write-ups 06-02-2018, 04:25 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 38,416
Posted By HighSchoolBuilders
Godspeed

John, best of luck and wish you good weather, good airplane and tailwind all the way. Please keep us posted! Godspeed!

Hank
Forum: Trip Write-ups 07-11-2017, 03:25 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 16,152
Posted By HighSchoolBuilders
Beautiful Journey!

Congratulations Mark! What a journey! The photos are so beautiful, makes me want to go again! John Herbert helped me with my RV8 build, he told me about the trip but I wasn't aware there is a RV8...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 09-24-2016, 11:12 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 14,513
Posted By HighSchoolBuilders
Definitely

Hi Tom,

Absolutely! I would love to! With a bit of modification and preparation, the RV can do a lot. There are preparation involve of course, but not as much as one would think. Some extra...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 09-24-2016, 11:03 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 14,513
Posted By HighSchoolBuilders
Oil cooler support bracket

That's additional support bracket to the oil cooler, nothing fancy :)
Forum: Trip Write-ups 09-20-2016, 12:28 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 14,513
Posted By HighSchoolBuilders
The First 1/6

http://i1368.photobucket.com/albums/ag189/B-KOO/image_zps6p779c5q.jpeg (http://s1368.photobucket.com/user/B-KOO/media/image_zps6p779c5q.jpeg.html)
Clark, Philippines: It's always wet! Rain did not...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 09-20-2016, 12:06 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 14,513
Posted By HighSchoolBuilders
Big Thanks!

Hi VAF folks,

That was one long flight, while I can't say it's the most comfortable flight I've done, it's certainly a great experience, one that I will never forget. On my way from Hilo to CA, I...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 09-15-2016, 04:13 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 14,513
Posted By HighSchoolBuilders
Aloha!

Hi VAF,

Sorry taking me so long to reply. The Internet in the South Pacific is less than slow, I was hoping to post some photos of the trip so far but proven futile.

I just landed in Hilo, Hawaii...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-27-2016, 03:36 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 14,513
Posted By HighSchoolBuilders
Part 3

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Sunrise over Kota Kinabalu, beautiful and...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-27-2016, 03:35 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 14,513
Posted By HighSchoolBuilders
Ferry Flight pHotos

http://i1368.photobucket.com/albums/ag189/B-KOO/IMG_0899_zpsszxfchv0.jpg (http://s1368.photobucket.com/user/B-KOO/media/IMG_0899_zpsszxfchv0.jpg.html)
These are Wallaby, not Kangaroo. I learnt that...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-27-2016, 03:12 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 14,513
Posted By HighSchoolBuilders
Photos of Ferry Flight from Australia to Hong Kong

http://i1368.photobucket.com/albums/ag189/B-KOO/IMG_0831_zpsbenh0hqy.jpg (http://s1368.photobucket.com/user/B-KOO/media/IMG_0831_zpsbenh0hqy.jpg.html)
All packed ready to...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-27-2016, 02:57 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 14,513
Posted By HighSchoolBuilders
B-KOO RTW

Hi VAF folks,

This post is long overdue, I have been mega-busy preparing B-KOO for her round the world (RTW) journey, and I am finally ready.

Since her first flight in Nov 2015, we spent 6 months...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-20-2016, 06:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,629
Posted By HighSchoolBuilders
Catto

I have a Catto fixed pitch 3 blades prop, dual LSE ignition. The prop should be pitched for cruise on a IO-360.

Sounds like the number does varies quite a bit with different setup.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-20-2016, 07:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,629
Posted By HighSchoolBuilders
Round the world journey planning

Hi All,

I am in the process of planning a round the world trip with my RV-8. Unfortunately, I didn't have any luck getting it fly again in Hong Kong and was forced to ship her to Brisbane,...
Forum: My RV Build Project 11-21-2015, 08:50 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 32,914
Posted By HighSchoolBuilders
Documentary

Dear all,

Thank you so so much for all the support from the VAF family, there is no way on earth that I can finish this project without the help from VAF. I met so many friends and aviators here,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-17-2015, 05:14 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,035
Posted By HighSchoolBuilders
Posted more photo at "First Flight"

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=113150&page=5
Forum: My RV Build Project 11-17-2015, 08:58 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 32,914
Posted By HighSchoolBuilders
Video...

Hi Mark,

I don't know how to post a video...yet.

Here's the link to the local news:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RJIlT9BDvjE#action=share

The RV8 departed from Hong Kong International Airport...
Forum: My RV Build Project 11-17-2015, 05:53 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 32,914
Posted By HighSchoolBuilders
Getting ready

ADS-B works!
http://i1368.photobucket.com/albums/ag189/B-KOO/IMG_6281_zpszndtz15r.jpg (http://s1368.photobucket.com/user/B-KOO/media/IMG_6281_zpszndtz15r.jpg.html)

Final trimming and touch...
Forum: My RV Build Project 11-17-2015, 05:30 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 32,914
Posted By HighSchoolBuilders
W&B, Engine run

W&B in progress
http://i1368.photobucket.com/albums/ag189/B-KOO/IMG_6238_zpsvzblijje.jpg (http://s1368.photobucket.com/user/B-KOO/media/IMG_6238_zpsvzblijje.jpg.html)

ZFW...
Forum: My RV Build Project 11-17-2015, 05:15 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 32,914
Posted By HighSchoolBuilders
Relocation

Monster crane vs. RV8
http://i1368.photobucket.com/albums/ag189/B-KOO/DSCF4248_zpsh1jgcqq6.jpg (http://s1368.photobucket.com/user/B-KOO/media/DSCF4248_zpsh1jgcqq6.jpg.html)

First flight...and I am...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-17-2015, 04:15 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,035
Posted By HighSchoolBuilders
Cost

Depend on what you take into the account of the cost of the airplane or the entire project. Everything has to be imported to Hong Kong, and the shipping often cost more than the item itself. Give...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-16-2015, 09:02 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,035
Posted By HighSchoolBuilders
From Hank

Hi VAF!!

Apologises for not being the one who post the great news, I was swamped with e-mails and post event commitment that I haven't sat down just yet to write a proper post flight report. More...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-15-2015, 11:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,936
Posted By HighSchoolBuilders
Yay!

http://i1368.photobucket.com/albums/ag189/B-KOO/IMG_6264_zpsnetqd7nj.png (http://s1368.photobucket.com/user/B-KOO/media/IMG_6264_zpsnetqd7nj.png.html)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-15-2015, 05:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,936
Posted By HighSchoolBuilders
GOT IT

Thanks guys! In Hong Kong, all local light aircraft does not get assigned with a ICAO24/HEX code......EXCEPT aircraft in the international airport. The government automatically assumed we are light...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-14-2015, 05:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,936
Posted By HighSchoolBuilders
Mode C

Please pardon the silly question, but I don't need registration with a Mode A or C transponder?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-14-2015, 02:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,936
Posted By HighSchoolBuilders
Can I downgrade a Mode S transponder?

Hi All,

I have a Dynon Mode S transponder, and understand that I can't use mode S unless I put in a HEX code and register it with the authority.

I would like to ask if there is a way to downgrade...
Forum: My RV Build Project 06-21-2015, 04:03 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 32,914
Posted By HighSchoolBuilders
ALT AIR SOURCE

Terry,

Here're some photos of the spring loaded closed alternate air door. This is yet to be tested, but a fellow builder had this on his two RVs and it works. Comments are welcomed and I will...
Forum: My RV Build Project 06-21-2015, 03:53 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 32,914
Posted By HighSchoolBuilders
Hi Paul

Hi Paul,

I just checked out your page and many congratulations for the completion of your RV10! The plane is beautiful, you must be very proud!

Thanks for the heads up on the Alternate air source...
Forum: My RV Build Project 06-16-2015, 06:34 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 32,914
Posted By HighSchoolBuilders
ALT AIR SOURCE

Hi Terry,

That is an idea from my build buddy. He had that on his previous airplane and very happy with it. The door is modified and spring loaded closed. When the air filter/inlet is block, the...
Forum: My RV Build Project 06-16-2015, 06:29 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 32,914
Posted By HighSchoolBuilders
Thanks Richard

Richard,

Thanks for the encouragement and the honor of BZ! I still remember the early days when you come visit my project at the school. I can't wait to fly her, I hope the HKCAD will eventually...
Forum: My RV Build Project 06-15-2015, 08:39 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 32,914
Posted By HighSchoolBuilders
Sharp eyes

Sharp eyes Snowflake. Moody Rosie was kinda nickname from me, the team agree that it would be more appropriate to name it "Inspiration" if we ever want to get sponsors to support "Inspiration" than...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-15-2015, 08:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,101
Posted By HighSchoolBuilders
Sounds good

That sounds good and what I am hoping to hear. Having said that, I shouldn't let the engine ever get above 400F, even though the engine has been broken in, right?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-15-2015, 02:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,101
Posted By HighSchoolBuilders
Lycoming Instruction

http://www.lycoming.com/Portals/0/techpublications/serviceinstructions/SI%201427C%20(12-29-2010)/Lycoming%20Reciprocating%20engine%20Break-In%20and%20Oil%20Consumption.pdf

The more I read the more I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-14-2015, 11:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,101
Posted By HighSchoolBuilders
Engine run and taxi test

Thanks Bob! How long was your engine run and taxi test? I need to formulate a plan and submit it to the government for approval. Is there any good material out there on what to test and check on...
Forum: My RV Build Project 06-14-2015, 10:55 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 32,914
Posted By HighSchoolBuilders
Where we are today

http://i1368.photobucket.com/albums/ag189/B-KOO/IMG_2570_zpsjpcimyru.jpg...
Forum: My RV Build Project 06-14-2015, 10:55 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 32,914
Posted By HighSchoolBuilders
More photos

http://i1368.photobucket.com/albums/ag189/B-KOO/IMG_1194_zpsnyhvkvwu.jpg (http://s1368.photobucket.com/user/B-KOO/media/IMG_1194_zpsnyhvkvwu.jpg.html)
A brand new Catto RV8 Prop, sponsored by Catto...
Forum: My RV Build Project 06-14-2015, 10:33 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 32,914
Posted By HighSchoolBuilders
More photos

http://i1368.photobucket.com/albums/ag189/B-KOO/IMG_2764_zpsl1le2p3o.jpg (http://s1368.photobucket.com/user/B-KOO/media/IMG_2764_zpsl1le2p3o.jpg.html)
It was easier than I thought but can't let the...
Forum: My RV Build Project 06-14-2015, 10:09 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 32,914
Posted By HighSchoolBuilders
After a year....

It must be a busy year when it felt like yesterday when I posted my last update on the project. It was indeed an extremely busy year to get the aircraft ready to fly. I am extremely fortunate to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-14-2015, 09:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,101
Posted By HighSchoolBuilders
Engine Run in or Break in

Hi All,

I have a Titan IOX-360, I am not knowledgeable with piston engines and it has been a rather steep learning curve for me.

After reading the run in/break in instruction from ECi, I am still...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-27-2015, 10:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,584
Posted By HighSchoolBuilders
Paul!

Hey Paul!

Completely missed this post until now! Good to hear from you and thanks for the update for VAF. The engine is on! Few more little bits and pieces, then we will mount the wing and tail,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-22-2015, 05:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,482
Posted By HighSchoolBuilders
Thanks!

Thanks Guys! That's a better solution since I can cut the length I need on the spot. CHeers!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-21-2015, 09:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 804
Posted By HighSchoolBuilders
Still need one?

I have both, not in PDF but I can take a photo for you. Let me know
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-21-2015, 09:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,482
Posted By HighSchoolBuilders
Self-cut/made Spark Plug Wires?

Hi All,

Has anyone tried to self cut and crimp your own spark plug wires? The set that came with my engine doesn't fit the length I need and I am looking into either buy the tools and wire and make...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-01-2014, 10:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,938
Posted By HighSchoolBuilders
Cool Red Tape

Thanks! One of the hurdles here is I need to convince the inspector with paperwork, that this is acceptable on the RV.

Good to hear at least it's not a build error...I think I am ready to close the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-31-2014, 11:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,938
Posted By HighSchoolBuilders
Rudder Cable rubbing against snap bushing

Hi all,

I was just about to close up my turtle deck, when I notice my rudder cable, when under tension, rubs against the snap bushing. Is this normal? Is there a fix to this? Sorry if this has...
Forum: My RV Build Project 05-21-2014, 07:53 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 31,456
Posted By HighSchoolBuilders
Nice Work on the SB!

Nice work on the SB, how long did it take you? Any potential traps to beware of?
Forum: My RV Build Project 05-21-2014, 07:48 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 32,914
Posted By HighSchoolBuilders
Thanks

Thanks for all the encouragement!

English is mandatory in high school in HK, so that is not an issue for them. We do have to teach them measurement in inches/feet. Things like AN426AD3-3.5, we...
Forum: My RV Build Project 05-20-2014, 12:42 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 32,914
Posted By HighSchoolBuilders
BIG move Pt. II

http://i1368.photobucket.com/albums/ag189/B-KOO/DSC_2183_zpse04c907c.jpg...
Forum: My RV Build Project 05-20-2014, 12:42 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 32,914
Posted By HighSchoolBuilders
The BIG move

After 4 years of building in a classroom, she got to the point where she won't be able to leave the school if she gets any bigger in size.

We moved the aircraft from downtown Hong Kong to the...
Forum: My RV Build Project 05-20-2014, 12:13 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 32,914
Posted By HighSchoolBuilders
Wing and Fuselage

http://i1368.photobucket.com/albums/ag189/B-KOO/R0012546_zps15fc6b98.jpg (http://s1368.photobucket.com/user/B-KOO/media/R0012546_zps15fc6b98.jpg.html)
This is our wing...
Forum: My RV Build Project 05-19-2014, 06:14 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 32,914
Posted By HighSchoolBuilders
Arrrgggghhh! SBs (with an 's')

Arrrgggghhh! SBs (with an 's')
Forum: My RV Build Project 05-19-2014, 11:09 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 32,914
Posted By HighSchoolBuilders
Fuel Tank Stuff

http://i1368.photobucket.com/albums/ag189/B-KOO/R0013393_zpse4127f16.jpg (http://s1368.photobucket.com/user/B-KOO/media/R0013393_zpse4127f16.jpg.html)
They get their fair share of...
Forum: My RV Build Project 05-19-2014, 10:43 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 32,914
Posted By HighSchoolBuilders
Pictures

http://i1368.photobucket.com/albums/ag189/B-KOO/IMG_0036_zps0846dce9.jpg (http://s1368.photobucket.com/user/B-KOO/media/IMG_0036_zps0846dce9.jpg.html)
Where it all...
Forum: My RV Build Project 05-19-2014, 10:42 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 32,914
Posted By HighSchoolBuilders
RV-8 "Moody Rosie", B-KOO, Hong Kong

Here's my project. Just a brief background/history: It is an educational and non-profit project where high school student get to hands on building an RV8 with pilot and engineer mentors. Upon...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-19-2014, 08:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,326
Posted By HighSchoolBuilders
Shuttle Guards

Off topic here...How do you like those Space Shuttle Switch guards?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-14-2014, 08:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,493
Posted By HighSchoolBuilders
Problem solved

Someone saw the post and offered the leftover he had from his build. Very generous and true spirit of VAF! Along with Stein, I think I am all set! Thanks everyone for the reply and offer to help!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-14-2014, 07:12 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,493
Posted By HighSchoolBuilders
Certification issue

Hi digidocs,

I wish I can use other substitute but because it's the first experimental in Hong Kong, I am limited to either manufacture provided/specified components, or certified parts/components. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-14-2014, 05:35 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,493
Posted By HighSchoolBuilders
100m?!!

I was a bit annoyed they don't have RG400 in Hong Kong. After few days of research, I finally found a place that export these cables and willing to sell me a reel of them....100 meter (328 feet) per...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-09-2014, 06:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,493
Posted By HighSchoolBuilders
Thanks

Thanks for all the reply!

I am buying the RG142 from the aircraft maintenance facility, they are the only place I can get mil-spec cable. But for some reason, even the Boeing wiring manual doesn't...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-09-2014, 11:02 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,493
Posted By HighSchoolBuilders
RG142 vs. RG400

Hi all,

I am on my antennas section of the build now, and could not understand what is the differences between RG400 and RG142. Seems like everyone is talking about RG400, and from Aircraft Spruce,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-30-2012, 10:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,400
Posted By HighSchoolBuilders
Thanks

Good idea G....except I already riveted the other six :(

Might have to go the pop rivet route. "It's non-structural"
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-29-2012, 08:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,400
Posted By HighSchoolBuilders
RV-8 Canopy Receptacle Riveting

Hi All,

A quick question on the Canopy Receptacle on the RV8. Can anyone share some ideas on how to rivet the bottom three rivets? I can't find a bucking bar or squeezer yoke that can access the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-16-2012, 06:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,579
Posted By HighSchoolBuilders
Thanks guys, I now understand, but it's a bit too...

Thanks guys, I now understand, but it's a bit too late. I think there are info out there but a lot of them are assuming we know what we're doing....which in my case, I am completely new and have no...
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