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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-16-2018, 10:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,002
Posted By BruceEicher
I too like REI, if it is quality gear for...

I too like REI, if it is quality gear for backpacking it will fit and be lighter.
We have replaced some of the heavier sleeping bags and tent you see pictured but this all fits, most in the forward...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-13-2018, 02:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 392
Posted By BruceEicher
U88?

I do know of some very nice people flying into U88 with a -10 and -8 for Memorial Weekend.
Contact me for details if that sounds interesting.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-11-2018, 07:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 9,021
Posted By BruceEicher
No, cut the toe off, then you have an open tube...

No, cut the toe off, then you have an open tube to streach over your dogs head, with both sock “ends” folded inside over the foam cups.

Next time I am at the hangar I’ll take and post some more...
Forum: RV-12 04-28-2018, 08:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,314
Posted By BruceEicher
And for proper measurements

There is a ruler for this.
Caution, a little racy;
https://www.chruler.com
My German friends might call it Muggeseggele, which is back to the flying insect reference.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-26-2018, 11:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,657
Posted By BruceEicher
Yes , the dark spot lines up with a carbon chunk...

Yes , the dark spot lines up with a carbon chunk on the seat. I’ll be watching it, FWF is about done, will test run, and fly Sunday.
Thanks for all the help everyone!
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-25-2018, 12:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,657
Posted By BruceEicher
Cylinder walls look bright, no scoring, cross...

Cylinder walls look bright, no scoring, cross hatch marks clearly visible.
Thanks for asking.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-25-2018, 11:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,657
Posted By BruceEicher
low compression, bore scope pics, carbon...

Routine oil change and FWF inspection, expected no issues...
But the compression test; 74-78/80 on others, cly 2 50/80 first few tests, rotated prop several times, got up to 64/80.
Late night did not...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-24-2018, 11:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,218
Posted By BruceEicher
Here’s my DIY...

Here’s my DIY thread;
http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=130052
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-21-2018, 04:09 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,435
Posted By BruceEicher
If you care to look a Tosten, call them, Kevin...

If you care to look a Tosten, call them, Kevin plans to be at Van’s this coming Wednesday. I’m dropping in with an appointment to “get a grip” after trying them on for size.
PTT, AP disconnect with...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-21-2018, 10:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,151
Posted By BruceEicher
Sounds like the starter solenoid on the...

Sounds like the starter solenoid on the starter...
http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=145666&highlight=Crown+vic
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-21-2018, 07:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 566
Posted By BruceEicher
Talking But can you get them without the rubber chicken...

But can you get them without the rubber chicken stuck in the wing?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-20-2018, 02:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 893
Posted By BruceEicher
And

Interesting story; two years ago Stefan sold his RV-7? on display at this show, though it was not for sale the bid was too high to refuse. So he has now built the -14a you see here. And will the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-20-2018, 12:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 893
Posted By BruceEicher
More pics from Klaus...

More pics from Klaus Peter

http://i66.tinypic.com/11l7wgx.jpg

And

http://i66.tinypic.com/2nb7zfb.jpg

And what they are doing more of in Germany
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 04-15-2018, 09:01 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 834
Posted By BruceEicher
Try this, I changed the post time drop down to...

Try this, I changed the post time drop down to all at the bottom of the page
http://www.vansairforce.com/community/forumdisplay.php?s=&f=27&page=1&pp=58&sort=lastpost&order=desc&daysprune=-1
I do my...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-12-2018, 09:32 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,034
Posted By BruceEicher
Yes, resale for bigger airplanes, a motor home...

Yes, resale for bigger airplanes, a motor home and a second story room office storage. Not much more money to build higher from what I am finding for my future project, soon I hope...
All that said...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-30-2018, 07:45 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,370
Posted By BruceEicher
I have done my BFR with factory trainer Mike...

I have done my BFR with factory trainer Mike Seager. He’s busy and may not want to just do a BFR “just for fun” meaning his time is devoted to transition training for owners. Legally you are rated...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-27-2018, 11:04 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 365
Posted By BruceEicher
Thanks Mike, I read 10 or so pages of this thread...

Thanks Mike, I read 10 or so pages of this thread talking about completely new light systems to using flashlights.

All I wish to do is plug in new MR16 bulbs to my existing Van’s tip lights.
...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-27-2018, 09:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 365
Posted By BruceEicher
Wingtip landing light bulbs

Anyone find a good LED replacement bulb for the 75 watt MR16 used in Van’s wingtip light kit?

And what beam degree angle should be used if I just replace the halogen?

Thanks!
Forum: Oregon 03-23-2018, 09:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,247
Posted By BruceEicher
What do you think about more private...

What do you think about more private grass?
Workman OR41
Sunset 1OR3
If you were lucky to find a home for sale...last I heard there was one on Workman...
Forum: Oregon 03-23-2018, 01:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,247
Posted By BruceEicher
Dietz OR40 grass strip in Canby OR. but no...

Dietz OR40 grass strip in Canby OR. but no acreage would be my choice. homes come and go quickly.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-21-2018, 11:21 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,558
Posted By BruceEicher
Failed test attempt

After loading the new firmware to the system and 472, my test flight failed to provide traffic on ForeFlight. BUT I did not know how to set it up. So I will try again soon.

I now have read that...
Forum: Northwest 03-16-2018, 12:13 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,719
Posted By BruceEicher
Good list

Manzanita 3S7 is closed per NOTAM for about the rest of this month, as they clear trees at the north end and improve parking and taxi way, as best as I see with a couple low slow passes.
Forum: Northwest 03-15-2018, 07:27 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,719
Posted By BruceEicher
Many ideas come to mind, depending on what you...

Many ideas come to mind, depending on what you like to do. Outdoor activities are the thing in the NW. Try Sun River Oregon, nice walk, free bikes or free shuttle to a very nice resort, food and...
Forum: Reviews 03-11-2018, 10:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,196
Posted By BruceEicher
Hi Carl, Good work finding a solution! I’ll keep...

Hi Carl,
Good work finding a solution! I’ll keep that in-mind if I find further problems. I now have the Isp8 switch and Iss50 sensor. The wemo might be used at home.
Thanks!
Forum: Reviews 03-11-2018, 09:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,196
Posted By BruceEicher
System Update

03-11-18 Update. The Wemo worked for a season or so, but after a firmware update (I suspect) it stopped playing well with the Verizon Hotspot.

So I purchased an iHome switch and a multi monitor for...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-01-2018, 04:52 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 21,742
Posted By BruceEicher
The Krueger’s held a small hangar party this last...

The Krueger’s held a small hangar party this last summer. Here’s the prototype ready for spin testing. Notice the spin recover chute on the tail. It was not needed.
And Ken still flys his RV-4 you...
Forum: Tools 02-27-2018, 09:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,650
Posted By BruceEicher
A lot of guys wear tungsten wedding bands, if...

A lot of guys wear tungsten wedding bands, if needed they have to be broken off the finger with a ring cracker. Breaks but you can’t cut it.
Forum: Reviews 02-20-2018, 10:59 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,930
Posted By BruceEicher
Another option

If you wish to embrace the spirit of the Northwest, look at LL Stub Stewart Oregon State Park. Rent one of their cabins just down the highway (and bike trail) from Vernonia. Lots of hiking, running...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 02-13-2018, 11:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,455
Posted By BruceEicher
She was just visiting today and wanted to stay...

She was just visiting today and wanted to stay warm. :). She’s home now in our cozy T hangar.

Prost zum blauen Himmel Herman!
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 02-13-2018, 12:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,455
Posted By BruceEicher
You can’t soar like an eagle...

So surround yourself with eagles, or Mustangs. ;)

http://i65.tinypic.com/qsqsn5.jpg

HulaGirl is staying warm and swapping stories with her new friends.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 01-26-2018, 10:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 779
Posted By BruceEicher
Busy Busy

You are having fun!
Hope to see you soon Captain!
Forum: RV-14 01-17-2018, 01:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,063
Posted By BruceEicher
This might be the best of both worlds. Still...

This might be the best of both worlds. Still could do that some day I don’t want polished...
Forum: RV-14 01-17-2018, 01:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,063
Posted By BruceEicher
I used https://www.metrorestyling.com I had the...

I used https://www.metrorestyling.com

I had the paint shop match my yellow vinyl. Turned out well.

And yes to tinnerman washers over all the vinyl
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-09-2018, 07:44 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 8,931
Posted By BruceEicher
I did use edge sealer on seams along leading...

I did use edge sealer on seams along leading edges of wings and wheel pants. Why, wind impact wears the seam. Best though to avoid seams altogether there. More useful for the concave curves is the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-09-2018, 06:23 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 8,931
Posted By BruceEicher
“The next component is the empennage fairing” One...

“The next component is the empennage fairing”
One of the hardest (in my experience) with compound concave curves.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-01-2018, 11:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 705
Posted By BruceEicher
Happy New Year!

Our pleasure Roy and Sandy. We need to compare planning calendars soon for some more fun!
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-01-2018, 07:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,077
Posted By BruceEicher
“The sign of a good mechanic is; he or she can...

“The sign of a good mechanic is; he or she can make it work with parts left over.”

I have the same angle on a shelf and mine has been flying for 465 hours.
1.2 today. ��

https://youtu.be/XIXliiO8KHs
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-18-2017, 06:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,745
Posted By BruceEicher
About as great as is gets, both airplane,...

About as great as is gets, both airplane, landscape, timing and photo quality.
Congrats!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-18-2017, 09:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,019
Posted By BruceEicher
Again, not specifically Costco but mine work well...

Again, not specifically Costco but mine work well with my slight tinted Van’s canopy.

http://i59.tinypic.com/2airotz.jpg

Here’s another...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-16-2017, 11:14 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,213
Posted By BruceEicher
Hi Jeff, You’re not alone. I know of a few...

Hi Jeff,

You’re not alone. I know of a few guys, still airplane owners, flying with friends and at the airport several days a week. It’s in their blood.

Have we met? EAA? CAA? OPA? Many great...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-14-2017, 10:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,745
Posted By BruceEicher
Spoiler alert

Stopped in this morning and picked up a couple. February is the money shot!
But here’s a back page so to hold off on spoiler
http://i64.tinypic.com/33wqtzq.jpg
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-30-2017, 12:17 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 15,012
Posted By BruceEicher
Aerobatic...

What about a bird that would take aerobatic flight to higher levels? Maybe an improved, all metal concept of the “One Design”? Or a less expensive home built “Extra” type?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-20-2017, 06:08 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,011
Posted By BruceEicher
FAA Building height FARs

I heard there is a website link that uses google maps to give approximate maximum hangar or other building heights near airports. Anyone know the site/link?
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-19-2017, 06:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,965
Posted By BruceEicher
I hope you have put one of those big screens in...

I hope you have put one of those big screens in the back for me too.
Forum: Painting your RV 11-16-2017, 04:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 13,064
Posted By BruceEicher
Like monokote, not.

The wheel pants where somewhat challenging for my novice skills. But outside curves are easier. Empennage and gear fairings with concave curves were the most difficult.
This film stretches with...
Forum: Painting your RV 11-15-2017, 09:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 13,064
Posted By BruceEicher
Q&A

I receive a question or two that might be worth sharing...so here’s a snippet of two PMs.

BTW, as of this post 4.5 years and 400 hours on the vinyl, still looking good.

Quote:

Q: As I finalize the...
Forum: Painting your RV 11-12-2017, 01:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,104
Posted By BruceEicher
Mine has 4.5 years and 400 hours on the film,...

Mine has 4.5 years and 400 hours on the film, holding up well.
Supplies sourced from metrorestyling.com
My old thread gives some answers...
http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=98932
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 11-07-2017, 06:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,435
Posted By BruceEicher
Nice story, and we don’t mind you coming North...

Nice story, and we don’t mind you coming North and spending your money. Next time buy more than a gallon though. 😀. And show your EAA card for free museum entrance. Last time I was there it got in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-04-2017, 01:53 PM
Replies: 557
Views: 410,133
Posted By BruceEicher
Room for three in an...

Room for three in an -8

http://i66.tinypic.com/9jf9ms.jpg
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-01-2017, 02:11 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 7,624
Posted By BruceEicher
Don’t be a hermit builder, seek advice, use your...

Don’t be a hermit builder, seek advice, use your resources...from the late, great Joe Blank, my tech advisor!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-31-2017, 10:11 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 377
Posted By BruceEicher
Baffle mounted on my -8...I know with the oil...

Baffle mounted on my -8...I know with the oil cooler shutter door it uses AN3-42A 3/16 3 7/8 long. And I believe AN3A 3/16 3 3/8 without the shutter. I did the reinforcement and used 4 1/8” This...
Forum: Polishing your RV 10-22-2017, 03:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,535
Posted By BruceEicher
I think about going to blue wings, 90% of bottom...

I think about going to blue wings, 90% of bottom is colored. These are taken today after 3 years of no polishing. (Not perfect by any means but still turns heads) The great job you’re doing it...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-15-2017, 03:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,267
Posted By BruceEicher
Yes, he kept a calm head and chose Moses...

Yes, he kept a calm head and chose Moses Lake/Grant County for it’s emergency crew just incase.



It was said he planned on bringing his bird home today. They saw no spar damage yesterday.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-14-2017, 09:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,267
Posted By BruceEicher
Vincent believes he hit some FOD on take off at...

Vincent believes he hit some FOD on take off at Othello that punctured his wing. He let all the fuel run out of that wing and landed at KMWH after declaring an emergency.
He is home safe and will...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-14-2017, 05:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,267
Posted By BruceEicher
I have met him, his wife and airplane at Desert...

I have met him, his wife and airplane at Desert Aire where he is based. I will check in with his base friends.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-26-2017, 11:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 694
Posted By BruceEicher
Given the choice at Columbia I used the paved...

Given the choice at Columbia I used the paved runway both last year and the year before. I walked the grass to check it out and thought it was a little too rough for my small tires with wheel pants....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-25-2017, 09:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,922
Posted By BruceEicher
Here's one in central Washington I have an...

Here's one in central Washington I have an personal interest in. The building CC&Rs are relaxed to even allow mobile homes. But the newer Northeast side of the runway is more upscale by owner...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-18-2017, 09:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,631
Posted By BruceEicher
Please build the airplane you wish. I was only...

Please build the airplane you wish. I was only referring to the available models for the demo flight. They will prefer to fly you in a side-by-side I believe.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-18-2017, 05:04 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,441
Posted By BruceEicher
3S7 is one of our favorites, and I have to admit...

3S7 is one of our favorites, and I have to admit the squirrely winds was my most obvious concern till now. This has always been my "go-around practice" strip, now I can add another.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-18-2017, 04:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,631
Posted By BruceEicher
You might want to call ahead, and be more...

You might want to call ahead, and be more flexible on model, the -8 demo is not too common I believe, others could be elsewhere or down for service. It would also be nice to have more than one day...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-16-2017, 04:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 634
Posted By BruceEicher
I might have mine set up different, but landing...

I might have mine set up different, but landing weight shows the same as TO weight in the text summary. But in the graph it shows TO WB and zero fuel WB
Forum: Trip Write-ups 09-16-2017, 03:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 931
Posted By BruceEicher
EAA 105 Garden Valley Eclipse Fly-Out

28 planes full of 60 friends enjoying the long epic weekend!

Slide show:
https://www.facebook.com/bruce.eicher.3/posts/1995735914029003

Teen Flight One...
http://i68.tinypic.com/14ybpmx.jpg

Paul...
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