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Forum: RV-9/9A 11-19-2018, 06:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,780
Posted By SgtZim
Good to get Tom's take on this. I was just...

Good to get Tom's take on this. I was just wondering the same thing. The Aeroquip hose chart calls for over 100 in lb even on the 1/4 lines to an al fitting, and the Lycoming overhaul manual I...
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-27-2018, 07:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 668
Posted By SgtZim
I think it will work out ok - Now that I have the...

I think it will work out ok - Now that I have the mixture completely hooked up, I see that the bellcrank doesn't need to swing all the way back and come close to the fuel line. I will need to...
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-25-2018, 03:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 668
Posted By SgtZim
fuel line to servo IO-360

I just mounted the throttle and mixture cables and brackets and I'm scratching my head on how to best mount the fuel line from the pump to the servo. That mixture bracket is right where I was going...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-19-2018, 07:22 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 603
Posted By SgtZim
Thanks Ben. I did clip one of the longest leads...

Thanks Ben. I did clip one of the longest leads and "dissected" it. The biggest trick to getting this done is re-pressing the nut back onto the shortened wire. I could get it done easily with the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-15-2018, 01:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 993
Posted By SgtZim
I'm curious what you did with your long leads...

I'm curious what you did with your long leads when you first installed them? I have a lot of extra on the upper plug leads as well.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-14-2018, 01:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 603
Posted By SgtZim
trimming ignition leads

Anyone know how to trim / shorten a few leads on a Champion/Slick harness?
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-04-2018, 10:54 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 13,889
Posted By SgtZim
Thanks Dan, that looks really nice. I'm filing...

Thanks Dan, that looks really nice. I'm filing your link for future reference - one of those nice add-ons I can do once the plane is flying.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-04-2018, 06:32 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 13,889
Posted By SgtZim
Is there an upgrade available?

Now I have to make the call as I'm doing the firewall forward stuff. I was leaning to going ahead and installing the Van's bypass (IO with snorkel), BUT:

A. The door and the seat fit poorly. I...
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-23-2018, 03:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 792
Posted By SgtZim
I don't think you'll need to worry at all. Sika...

I don't think you'll need to worry at all. Sika seems very strong and you'll have the canopy skirts over the bottom of the canopy helping hold on. I did the full treatment on the outside of the...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-20-2018, 04:45 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 389
Posted By SgtZim
stainless tab source (cowl pins)?

Never mind - found them on Van's parts catalog. I thought I saw them there.
Forum: Safety 09-13-2018, 06:33 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 62,949
Posted By SgtZim
Georgetown KY 27k

My hangar is unoccupied and open for at least a few weeks.

Bruce Zimmerman
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-01-2018, 03:22 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 10,018
Posted By SgtZim
Hi, yes I did a checkout this spring, but haven't...

Hi, yes I did a checkout this spring, but haven't been flying much since. I'm scheduled for a BFR flight and trying to get some dual in their Citabria - but that instructor seems to be quite busy.
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-31-2018, 10:16 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 927
Posted By SgtZim
Caution when handling without the v stab installed

I was moving the plane around today after getting the main wheels installed, and dropped the tailwheel from a couple of inches as I was setting it back down. Vertical Stab was removed and the only...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-11-2018, 11:02 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 360
Posted By SgtZim
transition training Cincinnati, Lexington, Louisville area

Hi all, I'm finishing up an RV-8 soon and need transition training. AOPA insurance said a minimum of 2 hours. I think any 2 seater RV (taildragger) will do, but need to get signed off by a...
Forum: Primers 08-01-2018, 05:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,376
Posted By SgtZim
follow up - I sprayed another couple of times...

follow up - I sprayed another couple of times diluting the smooth prime 5 to 1 and used the 1.3mm nozzle - worked much better.

Did not get a response from the mfg on cleaners and wipes - I just...
Forum: Primers 07-21-2018, 08:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,376
Posted By SgtZim
Smooth prime - any tips?

I bought some Smooth Prime from AS, and the can has "new" instructions. It calls for using their brand 310 cleaner (diluted) and something called "prep wipes" that I can't find a source for. ...
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-14-2018, 07:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,229
Posted By SgtZim
Me2

I'm also concerned about this fit. IF I were to cut to the theoretical trim lines marked on the canopy, it would be considerably longer than the frame and the spot on the forward fuselage where the...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-27-2018, 12:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,723
Posted By SgtZim
I was told that some pillowing is normal there,...

I was told that some pillowing is normal there, and some can be allieved by breaking the edge of the lower fuselage skin. I did get the "pillows" to even out some by careful sequencing as I final...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-14-2018, 01:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,723
Posted By SgtZim
wondering about this too

I know this is an older post, but I'm now doing my fairings and I just match drilled those holes between the fuselage skin and wing.

My issue/question is about the fit of the overlapping skins. ...
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-10-2018, 02:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,094
Posted By SgtZim
Red face I think I got it.

Thanks again for the tips. I spent the morning making long tubing into short tubes and flares, but I got a pretty good result. I did go with the sand filling tip, and used the flaring tool...
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-10-2018, 07:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,094
Posted By SgtZim
I can't speak about the 7, but that first bend...

I can't speak about the 7, but that first bend out of the fuselage was not a problem. Where I'm having the issue is where the fitting exits the leading edge of the tank. I have some weird...
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-09-2018, 05:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,094
Posted By SgtZim
fuel line from flop tube tank

Anyone have a good tip on making this bend? From the tank fitting - turn 90 within 1.5" to go through the hole in the tank fitting. My flaring tool needs 3/4" to grip the tube + the fitting sleeve...
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-03-2018, 06:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,485
Posted By SgtZim
Thanks for the advice. Probably am overthinking...

Thanks for the advice. Probably am overthinking this one. Maybe just a sub-optimal tip - the vendor really slopped a lot of extra glass and resin into the trailing edge which forced the angle there...
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-02-2018, 12:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,959
Posted By SgtZim
confession

I goofed: I predrilled the 1/4" hole in the fuselage bracket and then tried match drilling into the tank bracket with less than optimum results.

http://i63.tinypic.com/2m85d2w.jpg

What I SHOULD...
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-02-2018, 12:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,485
Posted By SgtZim
Improving wingtip fit?

As I'm trial fitting the wingtips, and especially when adding the rib, it looks like there is noticeable distortion when riveting the curved tip to a flat rib. I'm considering filling in that gap...
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-30-2018, 06:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,959
Posted By SgtZim
[QUOTE=RV8RIVETER;673461]I had some plexi from...

[QUOTE=RV8RIVETER;673461]I had some plexi from Home Depot and made a clear template. Easy to see the holes, drill from the outsie and then transfer to the bracket.

That is sheer genius!
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 04-25-2018, 08:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 965
Posted By SgtZim
I saw this article on the EAA...

I saw this article on the EAA...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-25-2018, 08:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 843
Posted By SgtZim
Thanks all!

Thanks all!
Forum: RV-14 04-24-2018, 07:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,044
Posted By SgtZim
Ditto Steinair - they have the pins and insertion...

Ditto Steinair - they have the pins and insertion removal tools.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-23-2018, 03:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 843
Posted By SgtZim
how to: pulling fuel filter

Is there a good trick to pulling the fuel filter for inspection and cleaning. I have the standard Van's configuration of Airflow Performance filter and pump - RV-8 and fuel injected engine. with...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-10-2018, 06:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,292
Posted By SgtZim
So you drilled through canopy and frame (clecos...

So you drilled through canopy and frame (clecos and washers to hold) and just skipped the rivets/screws?
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-05-2018, 12:22 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,326
Posted By SgtZim
oops

Just to bring this back up on the radar. I started to read this post and jumped on the first thing I read - ordered the "wrong" rivets which was very easy to do since Aircraft Spruce has lots of...
Forum: Reviews 04-02-2018, 02:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,539
Posted By SgtZim
May I ask who you are with Shane?

May I ask who you are with Shane?
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-30-2018, 03:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,778
Posted By SgtZim
Thanks! Kind of makes sense but I'm not an A or...

Thanks! Kind of makes sense but I'm not an A or P (yet) :D
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-30-2018, 03:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,778
Posted By SgtZim
flywheel to hub alignment

Hi, basic question here. Does the 0 on the flywheel match to the (smeared) 0 on the hub?

http://i65.tinypic.com/25f3bj5.jpg

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

Thanks
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-25-2018, 03:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,613
Posted By SgtZim
I think mounting the board inside keeps it in a...

I think mounting the board inside keeps it in a more stable / dry environment. I wired mine into a GMA245 audio panel and also had to tone it down with a resistor. I had also briefly considered...
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-21-2018, 08:54 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 10,018
Posted By SgtZim
Thanks for all your comments! Thanks Mark for...

Thanks for all your comments! Thanks Mark for the link! How did I miss that page!?

One of the strange things to me about the Champ takeoff (grass) was holding the stick full forward for several...
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-20-2018, 12:45 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 10,018
Posted By SgtZim
Describe a normal takeoff and landing :)

Hi all,

Could anyone do a quick verbal brief on what a normal takeoff and landing are like in an 8?

I just finished a fresh tailwheel endorsement in an Aeronca Champ - 90% on a grass runway, and...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-19-2018, 09:22 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 13,889
Posted By SgtZim
Cite an accident please?

I can't find any instances so far of a plane crash due to plastic bag or other fod ingestion. One case in England came up in my search, but investigators said the bag was stuffed in the engine prior...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-14-2018, 07:55 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,177
Posted By SgtZim
ow, time to mix up some epoxy then I hope...

ow, time to mix up some epoxy then

I hope you can get them back into service. :)
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-13-2018, 08:47 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,177
Posted By SgtZim
Sounds like Bose has good customer service - for...

Sounds like Bose has good customer service - for $1000 they should. I'd send 'em in before attempting my own repairs. Even if you didn't buy them new, give it a try. :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-13-2018, 08:30 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,652
Posted By SgtZim
jd vents on an 8?

I'd really like to have the nice JD vents, but I don't see a reasonable way to use them on the RV-8. I have the fuselage mostly done and the vents per plans pass through the landing gear...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-06-2018, 04:06 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 10,856
Posted By SgtZim
photocells

Thanks for your comment Fitz. I was hoping the photocells would be all that's needed. I'm not confident I could have successfully connected all the Garmin boxes to a common lighting bus without...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-06-2018, 03:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,916
Posted By SgtZim
I'm not an expert, but in theory it could be...

I'm not an expert, but in theory it could be possible to "make" oil if you had a really screwed up fuel pump allowing some fuel to enter the oil system. I think I read of this happening but you...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-26-2018, 09:11 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,172
Posted By SgtZim
Thanks

Thanks all! I hope we can keep gathering datapoints on this -

Of those responding:

11% of those using Sikaflex got cracks
19% of those using rivets got cracks.

Still a fairly small sample, but...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-23-2018, 06:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,172
Posted By SgtZim
Thanks guys. And the best summary / source so...

Thanks guys. And the best summary / source so far is here: http://www.matronics.com/wiki/index.php/Gluing_Your_Canopy
Thanks to Rob Prior for compiling all that info!
I think I'm getting a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-23-2018, 04:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,172
Posted By SgtZim
Best canopy method poll

I'm seeing a lot of stories about cracked canopies and as I'm about to decide which route, it would be really helpful to anyone at this point to get a better idea of the best way to install a long...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-18-2018, 08:53 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 9,738
Posted By SgtZim
Good discussion. One thing that may have been...

Good discussion. One thing that may have been overlooked in the original calculations - you need to also look at the overall change in length of the plex vs steel, not just the short runs between...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-09-2018, 06:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 949
Posted By SgtZim
Thanks for the replies! Beautiful view from...

Thanks for the replies! Beautiful view from your back yard Ron!

I'm just looking for a reasonable way to do this test without excavating at the airport - I'd really rather not put fuel in the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-08-2018, 09:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 949
Posted By SgtZim
Fuel flow test

Been reading Firewall Forward and AC 90-89, planning things to do as I finish up. Does anyone (RV builders) dig a pit for the tail, and/or block up their plane to "takeoff " attitude to measure...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-08-2018, 09:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 666
Posted By SgtZim
Thanks, the "toughness" factor had not occurred...

Thanks, the "toughness" factor had not occurred to me - was just thinking heat and sealing out fumes.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-05-2018, 08:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 666
Posted By SgtZim
Sealing the vent flange on baffle

The OP plans call for fuel tank sealant on the screen and vent flange, and I'm fresh out of that expensive goo. Anyone see a potential problem using Permatex red rated at 650 F, vs Pro-seal rated at...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-08-2017, 09:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,214
Posted By SgtZim
Infinity grips have a set screw that rides in a...

Infinity grips have a set screw that rides in a groove on the base of the stick. It will move to whatever clock position you want if you loosen the screw. I suppose if you wanted, you could replace...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-28-2017, 08:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 787
Posted By SgtZim
Might be worth a shot. I like the idea of...

Might be worth a shot. I like the idea of drilling the forward plate first with the holes exactly where I want them / correct edge distance.

Van's revised instructions has a detailed description...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-27-2017, 07:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 787
Posted By SgtZim
spinner install

I don't see a lot of recent discussion on drilling the spinner, and since the instruction sheet describes the spinner as translucent, I should sand off the dark gelcoat so I can see the spinner...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-08-2017, 10:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,644
Posted By SgtZim
Thank you all for the comments! I'll put it on...

Thank you all for the comments! I'll put it on the shopping list.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-06-2017, 05:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,644
Posted By SgtZim
food grade anti seize

Anyone use this goop? I found the Lycoming manual calls for this when you install a new oil filter. My shelf of various lubes, gasket material, thread sealants.... is getting pretty extensive and...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-31-2017, 09:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 886
Posted By SgtZim
Thanks guys. I did find the general torque...

Thanks guys. I did find the general torque tables in ssp-1776 finally, however I still don't know exactly the size and thread of the oil plug though I'm sure I can get that eventually.

I found the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-30-2017, 07:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 886
Posted By SgtZim
Basic mx info Lycoming

Is there a good reference for doing the basic maintenance on my Lycoming?

Just to do the oil change - I've spent several hours chasing around the manual that came with the engine, their online...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-30-2017, 04:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 861
Posted By SgtZim
Thanks to Gil and Don.... I was looking for the...

Thanks to Gil and Don.... I was looking for the same thing.
Forum: COMM 10-23-2017, 05:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 728
Posted By SgtZim
Thanks Vic. I appreciate the advice!

Thanks Vic. I appreciate the advice!
Forum: COMM 10-23-2017, 06:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 728
Posted By SgtZim
adding a joint to com coax?

I'm finishing up the installation of radios and boxes, thinking forward to final assembly and it would make it faster and easier if I "break" the coax at the wing / fuselage joint. I'm using Archer...
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