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Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 10-10-2013, 09:45 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 83,555
Posted By tkatc
Smile Vlad for Tony

To my cousin Vlad - you are a brother and I am so pleased with your honorable and heartfelt memory of Tony. I know you miss him as much as I do. To all - cherish every moment and kiss those you...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 09-27-2013, 06:55 AM
Replies: 181
Views: 83,555
Posted By tkatc
Smile Thank you

Thank you all for all of the kind words and funny stories and shared experiences. Tony loved this forum and all of you. He lived, ate and breathed airplanes. One of Tony's friends said to me last...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 09-21-2013, 10:45 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 83,555
Posted By tkatc
Thank you

Thank you for all of your kind words and happy memories. Tony is the love of my life, my best friend, and my soul mate and I miss him terribly. I saw the crash site today and it is awful. I will tell...
Forum: Florida (North) 09-20-2013, 12:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,090
Posted By tkatc
I go down there for weekend trips and I park on...

I go down there for weekend trips and I park on the ramp. They do have an "open" hangar with some room if that would help you. Its basically a larger hangar without doors. (at least they did when...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-20-2013, 10:35 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,624
Posted By tkatc
In NJ they call this a "casual" sale and I was...

In NJ they call this a "casual" sale and I was not required to pay any tax after buying my -7A from a private seller.

I did have to fill out some forms, SEVERAL times, before they finally figured...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-18-2013, 09:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,214
Posted By tkatc
I personally don't like "both". With "both" you...

I personally don't like "both". With "both" you can run both tanks dry simultaneously! :eek:

Ask me how I know!
Forum: Autopilots 09-17-2013, 11:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,833
Posted By tkatc
My -8 is the newer revision and looks like this. ...

My -8 is the newer revision and looks like this.
http://www.kitlog.com/photos/project_2273/full/FP05072013A000DT.jpg

I stole this pic from Matt Dralle. Is that mounting bracket a kit or did he...
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-17-2013, 04:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,711
Posted By tkatc
Since it appears many builders have made 2 of...

Since it appears many builders have made 2 of these, I decided to take a chance and modify the hole locations slightly. I measured the distance between the upper pre-punched holes in the gear...
Forum: Autopilots 09-17-2013, 04:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,833
Posted By tkatc
Bracket-ology (No, its not March)

For those of us less experienced with servos and brackets...please explain how these install brackets work. I am thinking of buying the install kit for the servos so I can install now while the fuse...
Forum: My RV Build Project 09-17-2013, 08:13 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 13,813
Posted By tkatc
We all love a neat and organized shop. I set...

We all love a neat and organized shop. I set mine up nice and purty too but have come to realize that even the simplest tasks sometimes will require just about every tool you have on the wall and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-17-2013, 08:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,772
Posted By tkatc
And on Tuesday, get youself a camera so we can...

And on Tuesday, get youself a camera so we can see what you're seeing! :D

You guys are spoiled by such scenery out west....show it to us back east!

I'm glad your hours and hours of work are...
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-16-2013, 06:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,711
Posted By tkatc
Question HELP! F864E cable anchor questions

I am about to slice up this angle as drawn in the plans. Reading this forum has lead me to believe there may be an issue drilling the holes as prescribed. I made a rough template of the holes on...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-15-2013, 05:55 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,883
Posted By tkatc
Somebody just posted a detailed method using...

Somebody just posted a detailed method using drywall spackling. Search for that thread and you will be a happy camper.
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-13-2013, 10:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,005
Posted By tkatc
Wow! 4 clicks seems like a lot to me. I haven't...

Wow! 4 clicks seems like a lot to me. I haven't really counted but I would think 2 would do the trick. I use a "dimple" guage. I have various size dimples in some scrap aluminum and I use that to...
Forum: My RV Build Project 09-13-2013, 09:56 AM
Replies: 240
Views: 74,501
Posted By tkatc
I would like to say my work is above average but...

I would like to say my work is above average but in reality it is probably just that, average. I have seen some BAD work and they seem to fly just fine. I have also seen some skilled craftsman,...
Forum: My RV Build Project 09-13-2013, 01:17 AM
Replies: 240
Views: 74,501
Posted By tkatc
Completed the forward...

Completed the forward floor.
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-T3Q6qWv-iq8/UjKUV0Z0CsI/AAAAAAAAH4o/oArHZvz8gmE/s800/_DSC0025.JPG

Had to install the floors to check them out. Pretty...
Forum: My RV Build Project 09-13-2013, 01:11 AM
Replies: 240
Views: 74,501
Posted By tkatc
Clecoed and matchdrilled the passenger...

Clecoed and matchdrilled the passenger footwells.
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-meVvt-M30Nc/UjKUQ_cjrTI/AAAAAAAAH4o/vQ6pQXjF-80/s800/_DSC0018.JPG

Much deburring, drilling, dimpling has to occur...
Forum: My RV Build Project 09-13-2013, 12:47 AM
Replies: 240
Views: 74,501
Posted By tkatc
there is not a lot of room to get a drill in here...

there is not a lot of room to get a drill in here and I was worried I would overdrill the blocks while match drilling the floors so I used a scratch awe and punch a center mark to use for...
Forum: My RV Build Project 09-13-2013, 12:40 AM
Replies: 240
Views: 74,501
Posted By tkatc
Seatbacks are done and look great. It's...

Seatbacks are done and look great. It's inspiring.
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-55jPIgYxM8k/UjKUyfSKQ9I/AAAAAAAAH4o/gZ81ZcHuSPA/s800/_DSC0991.JPG

Started fabricating the floors and realized I...
Forum: My RV Build Project 09-13-2013, 12:30 AM
Replies: 240
Views: 74,501
Posted By tkatc
After a few weeks of building, the shop was...

After a few weeks of building, the shop was completely trashed. I HA to take a couple hours to clean it...
Forum: My RV Build Project 09-13-2013, 12:24 AM
Replies: 240
Views: 74,501
Posted By tkatc
The plans have you build the seat backs next. I...

The plans have you build the seat backs next. I don't think I will even use the front seatback as the Classic Aero seats have structure built in but I built it anyway....
Forum: My RV Build Project 09-13-2013, 12:16 AM
Replies: 240
Views: 74,501
Posted By tkatc
The rivet call out for the cooling ramp to...

The rivet call out for the cooling ramp to firewall was WRONG! I set the rivets and the shop head came out FLUSH. As is no head at all. My riveting partner was telling me they looked ok so I...
Forum: My RV Build Project 09-13-2013, 12:09 AM
Replies: 240
Views: 74,501
Posted By tkatc
Next job was the forward bottom skins. I needed...

Next job was the forward bottom skins. I needed riveting help and solicited the Russian for help with rivets along the center section. They came out perfect! After he was gone I needed additional...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-11-2013, 09:13 AM
Replies: 208
Views: 56,184
Posted By tkatc
Looks like you've slept on it and are ready to...

Looks like you've slept on it and are ready to make an argument! I like that!:)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-10-2013, 06:40 PM
Replies: 208
Views: 56,184
Posted By tkatc
This forum has witnessed you overcoming several...

This forum has witnessed you overcoming several major obstacles. I know we are all pulling for you to do that just one more time. As others have suggested, I think there are ways. As in flying,...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-08-2013, 10:17 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 13,127
Posted By tkatc
The Weldon pump can introduce air into the system...

The Weldon pump can introduce air into the system even when it's off? I figure while cruising you don't have the electric pump on...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 09-07-2013, 08:43 PM
Replies: 231
Views: 176,115
Posted By tkatc
David, as I was flying home I had an idea that we...

David, as I was flying home I had an idea that we should have staged the 4 trophy winners behind us and took a good group photo. Hindsight is 20/20 I guess. Anyway, what a nice surprise that my...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-07-2013, 03:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,989
Posted By tkatc
Congrats man. I don't know when you sleep!

Congrats man. I don't know when you sleep!
Forum: Propellers 09-06-2013, 03:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,618
Posted By tkatc
So I am wondering if you are endorsing the...

So I am wondering if you are endorsing the product BECAUSE they are a sponsor or because you truly think its the best prop available for the RV series??
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 09-06-2013, 06:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,735
Posted By tkatc
Why isn't this listed on the VAF calendar of...

Why isn't this listed on the VAF calendar of events? See you there!
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-05-2013, 04:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,306
Posted By tkatc
When to paint interior?

As more and more stuff gets installed into my fuse, I keep asking myself when I will go ahead and paint the interior. I prefer to have everything ready then just spray it all at once and be done. I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-04-2013, 08:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,354
Posted By tkatc
Ok...this post is a bit of a joke. I found it on...

Ok...this post is a bit of a joke. I found it on a Russian built aircraft and I threatened to post it on VAF. The owner is awaiting new o-rings for his drain valve but asked me how to safety wire...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-03-2013, 08:52 AM
Replies: 423
Views: 105,220
Posted By tkatc
If its a PDF file, send it to me, tkatc@aol.com. ...

If its a PDF file, send it to me, tkatc@aol.com. I can convert it to word.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-03-2013, 08:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,354
Posted By tkatc
How would you safety wire this?

Obviously I don't want this to back itself out. How would you safety wire this?

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-fs7mZEYDgrs/UiXmj1Wt_HI/AAAAAAAAHu0/_2awpTdXUK8/s800/image.jpg
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-31-2013, 08:53 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,633
Posted By tkatc
[QUOTE=RV10inOz;802991]Buy the IO320 only. Do not...

[QUOTE=RV10inOz;802991]Buy the IO320 only. Do not buy it until you are within 6 months of flight.

[QUOTE]

Why wait til within 6 months?
Forum: My RV Build Project 08-31-2013, 08:37 AM
Replies: 582
Views: 267,099
Posted By tkatc
Congrats man!! On your ALT air bolt....I...

Congrats man!!

On your ALT air bolt....I discovered something called a "bug nut". Seems to work well and is intended for just such a thing.
Forum: Propellers 08-30-2013, 05:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,635
Posted By tkatc
Anybody have any updates they would like to...

Anybody have any updates they would like to share? I currently fly behind a leak prone prop (hopefully they fixed it on this overhaul) and as I am approaching a prop purchase for my new RV-8 I am...
Forum: Canada 08-30-2013, 11:00 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,474
Posted By tkatc
Noah, Just guessing but that was a restricted...

Noah,
Just guessing but that was a restricted area on my Garmin. I believe it means (S)urface (being 753 msl) to 5000.

I could be WAY off here but we just avoided the airspace.
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-29-2013, 09:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,728
Posted By tkatc
Thanks for all the suggestions here guys. I...

Thanks for all the suggestions here guys. I think I've manage to come out of it unscathed. For those that have yet to tackle this....here is my build log describing my...
Forum: My RV Build Project 08-29-2013, 09:08 PM
Replies: 240
Views: 74,501
Posted By tkatc
I finally got the nerve to start drilling. I...

I finally got the nerve to start drilling. I started with the heavy duty drill but that proved to be a bit uncontrollable so I switched over to the cordless. Much lighter, easier to control the...
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-29-2013, 10:20 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,550
Posted By tkatc
Part numbers for hidden hinge and latch mechanism?

Part numbers for hidden hinge and latch mechanism?
Forum: My RV Build Project 08-28-2013, 03:46 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 13,813
Posted By tkatc
Don't skimp on the lighting. I'd go for (and...

Don't skimp on the lighting. I'd go for (and did) the high output flourescent form Lowe's. Initially a bit more expensive but will save having to buy several parts after you misdrill due to poor...
Forum: My RV Build Project 08-28-2013, 09:04 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 13,813
Posted By tkatc
That basement looks plenty big and climate...

That basement looks plenty big and climate controlled is ideal. I do think you may want some more lighting though. Nice benches....perhaps when you drill enough holes into them you will replace the...
Forum: My RV Build Project 08-27-2013, 04:03 PM
Replies: 240
Views: 74,501
Posted By tkatc
Scott, look at those measurements and tell me...

Scott, look at those measurements and tell me what you think...any tips?
Forum: My RV Build Project 08-27-2013, 04:01 PM
Replies: 240
Views: 74,501
Posted By tkatc
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-Ge-WJNz-mU0/Uhz...

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-Ge-WJNz-mU0/Uhzu-tNIc4I/AAAAAAAAHr8/nH26iGG5-sY/s720/_DSC0948.JPG

I used the center cleco to locate the forward...
Forum: My RV Build Project 08-27-2013, 03:52 PM
Replies: 240
Views: 74,501
Posted By tkatc
Now its time to break out the Grove gear for...

Now its time to break out the Grove gear for drilling the weldments. This task is a bit overwhelming considering a mistake here will be quite costly and extremely time consuming to repair.

So I...
Forum: My RV Build Project 08-27-2013, 03:36 PM
Replies: 240
Views: 74,501
Posted By tkatc
Riveting the fuse skins is complete except for...

Riveting the fuse skins is complete except for the forward bottom skins. To torque the nuts and bolts inside the center section, you have to get creative. This makeshift tool did the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-26-2013, 08:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,478
Posted By tkatc
I cannot offer any words of wisdom but I would...

I cannot offer any words of wisdom but I would build on. Others have also experienced this and things have remained intact. You COULD stop drill what you can see....but it's what you CAN'T see that...
Forum: Propellers 08-26-2013, 08:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,449
Posted By tkatc
Almost forgot the finished...

Almost forgot the finished product!
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-OjXVPKf7qLk/Uhv5ZA4YdsI/AAAAAAAAHo0/x-fNFeGzJqw/s576/image.jpg


BTW, my NEW prop log indicates a NEW hub and overhauled blades...
Forum: Propellers 08-26-2013, 08:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,449
Posted By tkatc
MT Prop saga continues. The quick summary. Prop...

MT Prop saga continues. The quick summary. Prop started spitting grease a year after I bought the plane. It was due for overhaul due to calendar months so I spent the big money and had it...
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-26-2013, 04:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,728
Posted By tkatc
When you get it figured out...come do mine.

When you get it figured out...come do mine.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-26-2013, 03:46 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 798
Posted By tkatc
Anybody know Russell Savage, N174HS, from Independence?

If anyone knows him, please have him email me or give me his email.m I want to speak to him about a prop. TKATC@aol.com
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-26-2013, 07:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,565
Posted By tkatc
Ill just settle for the usual homemade ice ream! ...

Ill just settle for the usual homemade ice ream! Any flavor you make is outstanding.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-25-2013, 10:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,085
Posted By tkatc
Nice job, eh?

Nice job, eh?
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-25-2013, 09:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,728
Posted By tkatc
Landing gear alignment?

Anyone have a good write up of how they did the landing gear alignment? I'm using the grove airfoil gear so it is slightly different than Van's stock gear but very similar. I've searched here and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-21-2013, 11:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,833
Posted By tkatc
Robert, I don't have a welder nor the skills, but...

Robert, I don't have a welder nor the skills, but I had $20 to give a local welder! :D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-18-2013, 08:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,290
Posted By tkatc
http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag18/gordodavi...

http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag18/gordodavis/DSC_2576_zpsee41c537.jpg
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-14-2013, 07:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,567
Posted By tkatc
Can you display video input and still split the...

Can you display video input and still split the single screen? Say 80% video and 20% engine monitor?
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-13-2013, 07:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,319
Posted By tkatc
I just did mine like the plans call for except...

I just did mine like the plans call for except made them a tad longer out the bottom. I was able to bend them up towards the floor with ease where they will be out of the way until you need to fix...
Forum: Safety 08-13-2013, 09:58 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,860
Posted By tkatc
I'm not sure how ALL F-16s are equipped but...

I'm not sure how ALL F-16s are equipped but "ours" have some sort of radar and can see traffic everywhere. I think the 16s sometimes use that radar to buzz the VFR targets on occasion.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-12-2013, 08:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,050
Posted By tkatc
As a buyer AND builder I think I have some...

As a buyer AND builder I think I have some insight here. I bought my -7A for $80k, the builder had over $95k into it. When completed in 2006 it was a brand new airplane. Everything was new, engine,...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 08-11-2013, 06:10 PM
Replies: 321
Views: 156,387
Posted By tkatc
I know that last one! Now you owe me some...

I know that last one! Now you owe me some riveting!
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