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Forum: RV-8/8A 06-14-2018, 08:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,858
Posted By izzybear
canopy fitting

The thing to realize about the canopy is that as you cut slices off the bottom incrementally, to ease the canopy into the proper fit, it changes all of the dimensions as it starts to settle into...
Forum: Aircraft Camping 04-04-2018, 11:09 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 8,206
Posted By izzybear
We'll be there...

I am looking forward to the first big event of the season as well. Plan to be there wandering around from Tuesday to Thursday with “Skykingbob” – hope to see as many RV-friends as possible - we...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-30-2018, 06:31 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,967
Posted By izzybear
RV-8 will be due in 2025

Per the Van's Website :

"In 1995, Van’s decided to re-visit the tandem seating concept. Even though the side-by-side RV-6/6A had become the most popular homebuilt design ever, there was still a...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-28-2018, 01:35 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 12,964
Posted By izzybear
There's a "List" for that...

As I read this, and think ahead to the day(s) when I will do a condition inspection, I would be very interested in seeing a checklist that someone has compiled for an RV-8. I especially like the...
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-08-2018, 10:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 818
Posted By izzybear
Welcome to the madness, Mike

I like your choice in airplanes... and Mike S is right, Jay Pratt is a wealth of information and he is right in your neighborhood - and a great guy. If you are in the mood to travel a little farther...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-05-2018, 07:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,456
Posted By izzybear
....WOW!

Now that is an efficient use of panel space! Nicely done Jeff! :)
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-16-2017, 12:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 646
Posted By izzybear
Garmin.com

I went to the Garmin website and found this :

G5 Electronic Flight Instrument for Experimental/LSA Aircraft
PART NUMBER: 010-01485-00

https://buy.garmin.com/en-US/US/p/514383
Forum: My RV Build Project 11-16-2017, 06:39 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 15,670
Posted By izzybear
permission requested...

when clicking on the link, it says I need permission...
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-04-2017, 03:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 861
Posted By izzybear
Tight fit

I just measured the fuse from firewall to aft end without the stinger or the empennage and it was just over 15' 2". The top of the firewall cants forward a bit so call it, 15'4". Sixteen feet would...
Forum: RV-14 09-28-2017, 01:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,445
Posted By izzybear
just a guess...

Magnet hold and release?
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-30-2017, 02:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,067
Posted By izzybear
Talking Welcome to the madness

Welcome to VAF - you are definitely in the right place! It’s quite an adventure – as I am partially thru it – still looking for the light at the end of the tunnel!

Start getting the shop/garage in...
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-21-2017, 06:30 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,340
Posted By izzybear
Name tags

We should put our real name AND our "VAF handle" :D Looking forward to seeing all you Bad A$$ -8/-8A drivers there!
Forum: RV-9/9A 07-20-2017, 02:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 714
Posted By izzybear
To answer the second part of the question...

Kevin,
Match drilling and enlarging are not the same thing. Match drilling is using the pre-punched hole in one skin/part to make a "matching" hole in another skin/part that you will rivet.

Final...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-11-2017, 12:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 766
Posted By izzybear
Yes there is

There are a few services that will fill your need – here is one… looks like $35 one way and $65 round trip… check the website for schedule – or google “shuttle to...
Forum: RV-12 07-11-2017, 07:15 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 7,643
Posted By izzybear
I will be there!

Will be there Saturday-Thursday. I am heading up via the RV-80, built by McDonald Douglas, as it will be a few years until I am done building the RV-8 :D Staying in Scholler and hope to see (again)...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-10-2017, 06:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,358
Posted By izzybear
Congrats!

Congrats Sid - huge accomplishment - I will be there too....someday....:)
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-28-2017, 07:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,497
Posted By izzybear
give this tool a try first...

I am with the others – see what you can do to save the parts by drilling out the -470 rivets. Before you do that, spend the money and get one of my favorite rivet removal tools. It only works with...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-27-2017, 02:57 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 13,506
Posted By izzybear
The RV-8 won't be finished in time, flying commercial...

I will be flying commercial so it looks like my regional ale will be of the local Wisconsin variety.

I have been researching the best of Wisconsin beers so that I can make an educated selection. In...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 06-14-2017, 09:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,532
Posted By izzybear
Nice!

Made my day Caleb - thanks for posting! May you have many, many more flights together :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-10-2017, 02:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,293
Posted By izzybear
Here you go

Chris - It's on the Garmin site - but a little hard to find. Below is a link to Garmin's PDF site

http://support.garmin.com/support/manuals/manuals.htm?partNo=010-00G3X-00&language=en&country=US
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-07-2017, 11:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,293
Posted By izzybear
I was looking at the Garmin GMU 11 installation...

I was looking at the Garmin GMU 11 installation guide (Table 14.4 – Recommended Distances from Magnetic Disturbances) and was wondering how I was going to mount it 10’ from the trim servo motor and...
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-31-2017, 09:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,529
Posted By izzybear
Huge!

Congratulations Steve ! I have been following your progress over the years on your kitlog and now that you are close to me, I need to come and see your new fledgling!
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-25-2017, 06:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,126
Posted By izzybear
Bryan...

We can surely work something out - I sent you a PM,
Jim
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-24-2017, 06:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,126
Posted By izzybear
Welcome to the addiction

Like Tom says, Lots of RV's in North Texas! You are in the right spot! I am building an -8 in Coppell that you are more than welcome to take a look at. I haven't flown in an -8 either, but I have...
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-10-2017, 04:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,044
Posted By izzybear
subtle humor at it best

Freakin' hilarious, Dan!!! :D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-01-2017, 08:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,703
Posted By izzybear
Talking Thanks!

Thanks for the RV-8 build inspiration!!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-28-2017, 09:39 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 13,506
Posted By izzybear
Looking forward to it

Count me in too, Mike! I will be happy to volunteer any help I can provide - just tell me when to be there! :D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-20-2017, 02:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,660
Posted By izzybear
Agreed...

I don't blame you Mel - I wouldn't move either! As far as the I-35 construction goes, I guess I should have stipulated that I was referring to the part that would affect me if I moved north to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-20-2017, 10:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,660
Posted By izzybear
I'm in...

I have been dreaming and looking at hanger living for as long as I have been flying (20 years). I have friends that live in Hidden Valley Airpark and an EAA chapter member with his own “strip” in...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-14-2017, 11:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,981
Posted By izzybear
Good for you!!

Congrats on the milestone - you are on your way! You are correct in your thoughts - when the dollars spent start accumulating, then it's time to protect the "investment". I have very good things to...
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-28-2017, 06:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,674
Posted By izzybear
Someday....

Congrats on the major milestone Blain!!! She looks and sounds like a beauty! Thanks for the inspiration as I have been following your progress - and someday hope to be where you are!! :D
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-22-2017, 10:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,473
Posted By izzybear
Interested in your engine / prop set up

So what engine and prop are you running? I am keeping things (relatively) light up front and understand the desire to keep things light. I am planning on a Whirlwind 200RV up front to save some...
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-18-2017, 02:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,473
Posted By izzybear
No...but might

The solenoid is a switchable valve that is wired into the same switch as the smoke oil pump. It cuts off the supply of the oil so that it doesn't dribble out - the benefit is that you get a good...
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-18-2017, 12:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,473
Posted By izzybear
Looks great!

Thanks Charlie - yes, I did purchase the pump-to-tank mount and plan to use it. I like Dave's installation and will borrow heavily from it! :D Looks like Dave installed it over the fitting for the...
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-18-2017, 11:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,473
Posted By izzybear
RV-8 smoke pump location

For those of you that have a smoke tank in your front baggage deep well - where did you mount your smoke oil pump? I have Marvin Homsley's Smoke System and am planning on making it quick release to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-08-2017, 12:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,892
Posted By izzybear
tank thread

Here is the source I used which goes thru the process step by step. Rick does a good job lining out the pros and cons and has done this type of work in his "day job". It's an oldie - but a goodie!...
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-04-2017, 01:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,141
Posted By izzybear
Thanks!

Thanks everyone for your input - it gives me much to think about. I sure appreciate having a wealth of experience this close by. Thanks again. :)
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-03-2017, 12:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,141
Posted By izzybear
A few questions regarding the forward floor, RV-8

I have a few “front cockpit questions to ask the masses :

1. Rudder pedals : I am curious what others have done regarding whether to powder coat, apply some sticky tape (like wing walk tape) or the...
Forum: Texas (South) 01-17-2017, 02:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,979
Posted By izzybear
Another one...?

So sad to hear this one shutting down too. I have been there quite a few times in the past both via car and airplane and it always was busy. The worst part is that we seem to be on a one-way road...
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-20-2016, 07:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,118
Posted By izzybear
canopy and other finishing kit deletes

I didn't order the tires, tubes or axles from Van's as I went with upgraded Michelin tires/tubes and Grove axles and brakes as a personal choice. I already had the Grove landing gear which is a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-11-2016, 02:53 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,773
Posted By izzybear
Congrats!

A Big Congrats on the new fledgling - hope the Phase 1 goes well - but as you already know, there isn't a POH and although the various models look similar - they are ALL different!! :D A beautiful...
Forum: APRS Tracking 09-27-2016, 09:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,855
Posted By izzybear
Congrats!

So you are saying after all this time...it's official....you're a HAM? :D
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-25-2016, 05:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,166
Posted By izzybear
Thanks

Sorry, I don't have any input for you on your question - but just wanted to say "Thank you" for your service to this great country, Splinter!
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-29-2016, 09:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,030
Posted By izzybear
where there is a will...

Good call Rick - Jay is a good source for learning how to quickly complete your kit. He will get you going in the right direction and give you the confidence to go home and start making more...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-21-2016, 08:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,181
Posted By izzybear
Great write up, nice pictures

Nicely said Bob and I have to agree - It is a great community of people, for sure. Congrats on adding yet another RV to your checkout/solo - life is good! :D

Here's to more great airplanes and...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 08-17-2016, 07:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,186
Posted By izzybear
That's Mike...

...he knows everyone :D
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-17-2016, 07:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,993
Posted By izzybear
Welcome to the brotherhood Damien!

Get that empennage ordered and get to building :) You have come to the right place as there are a lot of experienced people on this forum.

One other data point is that the manual trim cable is...
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-11-2016, 06:45 AM
Replies: 875
Views: 548,333
Posted By izzybear
Nice!

Looks great Bruce - Congrats on being soooo close! I look forward to being there someday too... :D
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-05-2016, 06:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,232
Posted By izzybear
Priceless photo

Excellent write-up Guy - looks like the family had a great time! That last picture is the icing on the cake - hope your arm isn't sore for long because that is priceless! :D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-20-2016, 02:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,554
Posted By izzybear
All good

When my buddy and I flew in/camped in GAC in 2015, we each had a tent in the footprint of the Cessna 172 and it was fine. We just had to mark/pay for the two people that were staying in the two...
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-20-2016, 01:50 PM
Replies: 788
Views: 881,950
Posted By izzybear
Nice!! Congrats!

Karl,
Love the airplane – love the paint! I too am a huge fan of the F4U Corsair. In the 70’s when the show, “Baa Baa Black Sheep” / “Black Sheep Squadron” was one, I used to love to watch all...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-09-2016, 03:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,270
Posted By izzybear
Same problem here...

I had the exact same problem with my Sioux – it is one very important o-ring, not too difficult to replace – Here is an excerpt from my build log where I documented what I did. I used a #83 size...
Forum: RV-4 02-01-2016, 09:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,444
Posted By izzybear
Yep - that was you!

Hey Will - I bet that was you, and you are right, it was Friday, not Thursday... If you hadn't been so speedy I would have had time to pull the gloves off and get the camera phone out of my pocket...
Forum: RV-4 02-01-2016, 02:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,444
Posted By izzybear
RV-4 flying near Ruidoso, NM (KSSR) last week

I am curious if there was an RV-4, in the vicinity of Ruidoso, NM (KSSR) on Thursday (1/28) of last week? I was riding up the ski lift and saw what looked to be a white/red RV-4 or maybe a -3? He...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-25-2016, 06:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,797
Posted By izzybear
someday...

I have been following along the past few years to your snow trips! As soon as I can get my -8 in the air, I will be joining your group!! Can't wait!! ...but will have to wait a few more years... :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-03-2016, 08:43 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 16,574
Posted By izzybear
Prayers for Matt and his entire family

Storming heaven for Matt and the Dralle family - keep us posted as Matt progresses toward a full recovery!
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-13-2015, 07:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,913
Posted By izzybear
Stan, in all likelihood, Van's support will tell...

Stan, in all likelihood, Van's support will tell you to build on - after all, it's only off by a 1/16" and an 1/8"...so call Van's, put your mind at ease and get back to building. :D
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-12-2015, 08:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,396
Posted By izzybear
Hello Saudi Arabia!

Mohammed,
I have just redone this part of the build because I didn’t like how some of the holes came out on the HS service bulletin. If you are have the DRDT-2 dimpler, then it works great, set up...
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-12-2015, 08:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,913
Posted By izzybear
Hit the pause button

Stan,
I think the 3/16” measurement is more to insure that the u-bracket/landing gear attach hole goes through the middle of the F-843 longeron where the maximum strength is maintained. I am no...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-06-2015, 06:58 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 8,275
Posted By izzybear
FANTASTIC!!!

I appreciate everyone that participated in the group buy - (sounds like) we brought this thing in at the minimum price - which is very good for all 25 of us!! :D

It ends today so, anyone else that...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-04-2015, 10:13 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,381
Posted By izzybear
Good for you!

Bob was always my go-to guy whenever I needed help with a drill or squeezer that was not, “performing it’s intended function”. He was also right there, ready and willing to do any close tolerance...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-27-2015, 02:48 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 8,275
Posted By izzybear
18th on the list

Thanks for the feedback Jeremy, JJ, Rick, Scott and Colin – makes this decision a lot easier. I just sent Chris my order form, so I am thinking I am 18th on the list. Just need 2 more to get to...
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