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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-19-2018, 06:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 467
Posted By wilddog
Iím also looking for two if anyone has any extra.

Iím also looking for two if anyone has any extra.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-30-2018, 05:45 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,915
Posted By wilddog
How long ago did the first RV-8 fly?

How long ago did the first RV-8 fly?
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-16-2018, 06:08 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,195
Posted By wilddog
Could you try pins from wire a little smaller in...

Could you try pins from wire a little smaller in dia? If that doesn’t help, I would change to screws and nut plates or cam fasteners. If you can go with smaller wire, be sure it is secured so that it...
Forum: RV-3 03-16-2018, 06:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 507
Posted By wilddog
Not like a -8, donít know about the -4.

Not like a -8, donít know about the -4.
Forum: RV-14 03-12-2018, 04:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,464
Posted By wilddog
Donít despair, it is a steep learning curve with...

Donít despair, it is a steep learning curve with Proseal and tanks. I was dreading building them but after I got going, actually enjoyed it.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-06-2018, 03:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,973
Posted By wilddog
By the time it works itís way down the supply...

By the time it works itís way down the supply chain to retail and everybody has added on to that small increase, the box of cereal, loaf of bread and possibly a RV kit cost a lot more.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-25-2018, 11:05 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,942
Posted By wilddog
Carl, check your pm.

Carl, check your pm.
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-22-2018, 06:03 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,195
Posted By wilddog
There are also several screws on each side just...

There are also several screws on each side just behind the spinner that must be removed.
Forum: Steam Gauges 02-18-2018, 06:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,560
Posted By wilddog
I have two of them but the temp is a probe and...

I have two of them but the temp is a probe and cable, not 12v. One has a long cable and the other a shorter one. Both are reading the same temp as air now. Donít know how accurate or if it works....
Forum: Steam Gauges 02-17-2018, 06:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,560
Posted By wilddog
I think I have one, I will check today.

I think I have one, I will check today.
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-04-2018, 04:07 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,201
Posted By wilddog
I will be interested in how this turns out. 80...

I will be interested in how this turns out. 80 mils is no small amount and if you disassembled the center section, How are you going to rivet it back with the holes so far off? If the QB is actually...
Forum: Acts of Charity (using your RV) 01-30-2018, 03:14 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 14,050
Posted By wilddog
Pete, So sorry about your dog. I know how hard...

Pete, So sorry about your dog. I know how hard the loss of a good dog is. Your final act of kindness relieved him of his pain at the end of a happy life with your family and Iím sure he is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-30-2018, 08:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 584
Posted By wilddog
Consider making it so you can slide the drdt2...

Consider making it so you can slide the drdt2 in/out because you will need the clearance below for some things.
Forum: RV-14 01-21-2018, 04:03 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,049
Posted By wilddog
Good tips in these post. One more, it is very...

Good tips in these post. One more, it is very difficult to inspect the shop head side of some rivets. Press your finger against it for a min. The shop head will make an impression on your fingertip...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-19-2018, 04:25 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,564
Posted By wilddog
Fast Back Canopy

Has anyone with the fastback mod had a cracked canopy? This mod would have a shorter canopy and get rid of the point where most cracks seem to occur.
Forum: RV-14 01-17-2018, 04:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,996
Posted By wilddog
Bevan, Nice looking job. What parts did you...

Bevan,
Nice looking job. What parts did you paint? Was matching the paint color to the film any problem?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-12-2018, 09:13 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 8,586
Posted By wilddog
I have my PTT on top of the stick, the same place...

I have my PTT on top of the stick, the same place as my other airplanes and it works fine there. I canít ever remembering accidentally hitting it. I have one of Daytonís throttle levers with engine...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-08-2018, 07:27 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,053
Posted By wilddog
Big Targets for Lawyers

Iím wondering if carrying a big insurance policy only makes you a bigger target? If you do have a $2m umbrella policy plus say a half mil liability policy and get sued for $10m, youíre still on the...
Forum: RV-10 12-26-2017, 10:35 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,595
Posted By wilddog
Thanks Carl, I can see that would be a problem.

Thanks Carl, I can see that would be a problem.
Forum: RV-10 12-26-2017, 07:21 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,595
Posted By wilddog
Yes, now next question. Would a simple open/close...

Yes, now next question. Would a simple open/close valve on the return line located in the cockpit work as well as the AFP purge valve? That would eliminate the cable and the expensive AFP purge...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-20-2017, 04:09 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,960
Posted By wilddog
Locate your air compressor in a separate building...

Locate your air compressor in a separate building so you donít have to hear it running.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-20-2017, 06:47 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,960
Posted By wilddog
Make it much bigger than you think you will ever...

Make it much bigger than you think you will ever need.
Forum: My RV Build Project 11-06-2017, 06:15 AM
Replies: 361
Views: 153,017
Posted By wilddog
David, Question, if you should ever have to...

David,
Question, if you should ever have to replace a glued and riveted skin, how hard would it be to remove with the glue holding it?
Forum: Tools 11-04-2017, 10:09 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,400
Posted By wilddog
Larry, I use 22-25 psi with a 3x gun. I have a...

Larry,
I use 22-25 psi with a 3x gun. I have a 2X but find it hits lighter and faster and requires more hits than the 3x does. The little knob thing on the handle just controls air flow, not...
Forum: Tools 11-04-2017, 07:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,400
Posted By wilddog
Larry, What psi are you running and is your gun...

Larry,
What psi are you running and is your gun 2X or 3x?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-04-2017, 06:25 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 505
Posted By wilddog
South Carolina Airplane Taxes

Can someone tell me what taxes I would pay on an experimental ,RV-8 ,based in Conway SC?
Forum: Rocket 10-25-2017, 05:13 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 9,882
Posted By wilddog
Pictures are fine on the link. Need many more,...

Pictures are fine on the link. Need many more, very pretty airplane!
Forum: Autopilots 10-04-2017, 05:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 388
Posted By wilddog
TruTrak sent me the bulb when I burned mine out...

TruTrak sent me the bulb when I burned mine out messing with it. Easy to replace and make sure you have the resistor wired in or it will instantly burn out.
Forum: RV-9/9A 10-02-2017, 01:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 761
Posted By wilddog
Auto parts stores now carry canned spray on stuff...

Auto parts stores now carry canned spray on stuff that freezes bolts.
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-02-2017, 08:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,357
Posted By wilddog
Post no 2 has an interesting idea for conversion....

Post no 2 has an interesting idea for conversion. The 8a fuselage could stay as is with the gear left off and a new motor mount constructed with gear leg mounts like a Rocket.
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-27-2017, 08:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 770
Posted By wilddog
Sikaflex Question

After I put the first coat of Sika 295UL on to bond the canopy to the frame, do I have to apply another coat of primer before the last thin cosmetic coat of 295? I can't find the answer on Sika site...
Forum: Tools 09-13-2017, 05:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 783
Posted By wilddog
I don't see how it would be very useful because...

I don't see how it would be very useful because most of the rivets would still be inaccessible with it and the ones easy to get to could be done with a squeezer.
If your regulator wasn't working, you...
Forum: Tools 08-13-2017, 01:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,037
Posted By wilddog
You will need. A bench grinder and a Scotchbright...

You will need. A bench grinder and a Scotchbright wheel. Get a Dremel tool. Get a small power screwdriver and mount a debur tool on it. I use a bandsaw often and also like a phnematic squeezer. One...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-09-2017, 11:31 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,336
Posted By wilddog
Tim, Both those dimples just don't look right....

Tim,
Both those dimples just don't look right. Are you sure you have the correct dies? When the DRD2 is set right the frame should flex some when dimpling. But they both look off, that is why I'm...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-08-2017, 04:28 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,448
Posted By wilddog
The bucking bar does not require much pressure at...

The bucking bar does not require much pressure at all, the weight of the bar does the work. Tungsten bars work best for me and they may or may not for you. They are a lot smaller than steel bars.
...
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-07-2017, 10:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,986
Posted By wilddog
How is the canopy attached to the frame? Rivets...

How is the canopy attached to the frame? Rivets or glue?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-01-2017, 09:15 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,044
Posted By wilddog
Be careful with the 2,4-D. It is deadly to many...

Be careful with the 2,4-D. It is deadly to many vegetable crops and can drift a long distance, miles! You don't want to end up in a lawsuit over it. It will do its job on many broadleaf weeds without...
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-25-2017, 07:19 AM
Replies: 1,785
Views: 879,751
Posted By wilddog
Matrix

I'm thinking about using Matrix and have a dealer close by, but they paint cars and have no experience with aluminum aircraft. What did you use under the top coats, Matrix epoxy primer or a self...
Forum: Tools 07-25-2017, 06:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,160
Posted By wilddog
Since you are building the shop, why not just put...

Since you are building the shop, why not just put in a bigger door? And I would also consider making it bigger than 450 sq ft, that is going to be awful small after you get some tools in place. Back...
Forum: Tools 06-27-2017, 04:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 790
Posted By wilddog
I reamed most holes and then went over with a...

I reamed most holes and then went over with a Scotchbright pad to debur. Also ran my finger over and any holes that still had a bur got debured. There were not many that needed more than the...
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-23-2017, 06:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,047
Posted By wilddog
My sailplane canopy got scratched and I tried...

My sailplane canopy got scratched and I tried Micromesh. At first ,with the rough grit papers, you will think it is ruined but after over an hour of sanding, I can't tell where the scratch was.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 06-22-2017, 05:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,794
Posted By wilddog
Proseal does not stick to the plastic tubes. Let...

Proseal does not stick to the plastic tubes. Let it set up then you can pull it out. The rest of the gun needs MEK but that doesn't take long to clean.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-20-2017, 11:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,186
Posted By wilddog
Seal Lube works for me.

Seal Lube works for me.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-19-2017, 04:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,579
Posted By wilddog
When your oil gets hot enough to melt solder, you...

When your oil gets hot enough to melt solder, you will have plenty to worry about other than the dipstick. There are a few special low temp solders, don't get one of them. Silver solder would be...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-16-2017, 03:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 704
Posted By wilddog
I have the same engine and run 100LL in one tank...

I have the same engine and run 100LL in one tank and 89 in the other. 89 is the most octane available w/o ethanol in this area. Use the 100 for take off and landing and the 89 for cruse under 65%...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-04-2017, 07:15 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,157
Posted By wilddog
Wheel landings are easier than 3 point, if...

Wheel landings are easier than 3 point, if tailwheel touches first you can get a big bounce. Attitude and speed has to be just right to 3 point. A little power in the flare helps. Not much need to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-30-2017, 06:33 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,586
Posted By wilddog
There are back shells where the wires exit from...

There are back shells where the wires exit from one end instead of the back, would that fit?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-18-2017, 06:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,956
Posted By wilddog
They will need to be cleaned up for painting and...

They will need to be cleaned up for painting and while you are at it put some dye on it to check for cracks. Most of them look like paint cracks but you need to take a closer look, especially at the...
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-13-2017, 04:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 694
Posted By wilddog
Do you mean the tabs on the elevator to the ob of...

Do you mean the tabs on the elevator to the ob of the trim tab? If so, you could cut both of them off and rivet in a little rib to close it up.
Forum: Autopilots 05-12-2017, 11:36 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,332
Posted By wilddog
My only experience with Dsubs is from wiring my...

My only experience with Dsubs is from wiring my -8 so it might not be worth much. They are easy to work with only if you have the tools. I would take the connection apart and remove the pins. Check...
Forum: RV-3 05-02-2017, 02:52 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,462
Posted By wilddog
My RV-3A with 0-320D1A, light weight starter and...

My RV-3A with 0-320D1A, light weight starter and alternator, Sterba prop, steam gauges, wing tanks and fastback mod weighs 755#. Builder weighted it at 765# and I took 10# out going to smaller...
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-22-2017, 11:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,265
Posted By wilddog
WW makes a real nice fiberglass one that comes...

WW makes a real nice fiberglass one that comes with their GA prop. Although it is a bit pricy if you buy it separately.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-21-2017, 03:46 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,453
Posted By wilddog
Try reducing pressure on the rollers and go slow...

Try reducing pressure on the rollers and go slow and you will get a nice edge. Whatever method you try for the repair, be sure it does not stretch the aluminum. Make the same mistake on some scraps...
Forum: My RV Build Project 03-03-2017, 04:39 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 9,838
Posted By wilddog
None of your pictures are showing up.

None of your pictures are showing up.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-01-2017, 04:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,319
Posted By wilddog
Sent you a PM

Sent you a PM
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 03-01-2017, 06:12 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,516
Posted By wilddog
If this system uses an O2 sensor, are you limited...

If this system uses an O2 sensor, are you limited to no lead only fuel?
Forum: RV-12 02-23-2017, 04:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,248
Posted By wilddog
I use the dry graphite rattle can spray on them....

I use the dry graphite rattle can spray on them. It drys and doesn't pick up dirt.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-20-2017, 06:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,891
Posted By wilddog
1400' with clear approaches would work just ok...

1400' with clear approaches would work just ok for me but be ready to go around if you find yourself a little fast on final. A gustily crosswind would be a problem as would wet grass. Do you have...
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-13-2017, 11:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,684
Posted By wilddog
Clean the bugs off the wings and I bet you get...

Clean the bugs off the wings and I bet you get your speed back.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-09-2017, 10:20 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,984
Posted By wilddog
Second the Starrett blades, you can order them...

Second the Starrett blades, you can order them any length and teeth you want.
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-28-2017, 05:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,195
Posted By wilddog
Everything AA says!

Everything AA says!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-26-2017, 06:28 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 31,399
Posted By wilddog
FAA inspections can be useless paperwork...

FAA inspections can be useless paperwork inspections. The inspector DAR of my biplane spend an hour on paperwork and about 15 min inspecting. The airplane inspection consisted mostly checking...
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