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Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-29-2014, 08:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 889
Posted By Aerosporty
Had good luck with Graham, Newnan, GA.

Had good luck with Graham, Newnan, GA.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-25-2014, 03:01 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,058
Posted By Aerosporty
RV-14 fuselage shipping date!

Got mail from Vans today. Shipping week of October 6th!:D
Forum: Southeast 08-15-2014, 01:41 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,171
Posted By Aerosporty
I top off in Anderson on the way. Good prices,...

I top off in Anderson on the way. Good prices, and one less thing to worry about at Tripple Tree.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-13-2014, 09:29 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,452
Posted By Aerosporty
You could do a silver Thunderbirds scheme, like...

You could do a silver Thunderbirds scheme, like the team F-100's, back in the day.
Forum: RV-4 08-11-2014, 10:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,450
Posted By Aerosporty
One of my Slicks experienced a slow failure of...

One of my Slicks experienced a slow failure of the oil seal. As the inside of the mag got wetter, drop increased. It was only 200 hours since overhaul.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-09-2014, 11:27 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,542
Posted By Aerosporty
Ha! I fly that GV! Dillon is a frequent...

Ha! I fly that GV! Dillon is a frequent destination!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-03-2014, 01:35 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 48,528
Posted By Aerosporty
Let's at least spell Hangar properly.

Let's at least spell Hangar properly.
Forum: RV-14 07-24-2014, 07:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,460
Posted By Aerosporty
Well, 2/3 the cost of the 10 fuselage. I'm ok...

Well, 2/3 the cost of the 10 fuselage. I'm ok with it, considering the development that is supposed to be part of it.
Forum: RV-14 07-24-2014, 06:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,460
Posted By Aerosporty
Just ordered my fuselage kit!

140035's fuselage kit was just ordered. I'm told I'm the first!:D
Forum: RV-14 07-22-2014, 08:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,460
Posted By Aerosporty
Fuselage kit cost?

Any guesses? Somewhere between RV7 and 10? It seems from the photos out there that there is not a WHOLE LOT of airplane to it, compared to the two available kits.:confused:
Forum: RV-14 07-21-2014, 06:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,167
Posted By Aerosporty
Mine did not come with the three holes. I think...

Mine did not come with the three holes. I think we are to leave them udrilled, until the vertical stab installation. The thing is, the other two holes in the rudder hinge mount don't line up with...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-18-2014, 11:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,183
Posted By Aerosporty
I had the exhaust ceramic coated on my biplane. ...

I had the exhaust ceramic coated on my biplane. Keeps the heat out of the cowl better.
Forum: RV-14 07-16-2014, 07:22 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 13,332
Posted By Aerosporty
My prediction when they said April/May, was "That...

My prediction when they said April/May, was "That means Oshkosh!":-):D
Forum: RV-14 07-12-2014, 08:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,456
Posted By Aerosporty
Good going. I'm a taildragger guy too.

Good going. I'm a taildragger guy too.
Forum: RV-14 07-06-2014, 01:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 9,217
Posted By Aerosporty
My Wehlens are already installed in my wings and...

My Wehlens are already installed in my wings and tips. I liked the price at Oshkosh last year. If they work like they look, I'll be happy.
Forum: RV-14 06-01-2014, 07:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,820
Posted By Aerosporty
I think the J channels came in two different...

I think the J channels came in two different lengths . Look in the crate.
Forum: RV-14 05-29-2014, 01:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 13,332
Posted By Aerosporty
This Gordon is happy to wait. The tailwheel kits...

This Gordon is happy to wait.

The tailwheel kits were released at the same time as the "A"s....I know, I got one.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-30-2014, 05:38 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 9,714
Posted By Aerosporty
Not unloading the elevator during the roll is the...

Not unloading the elevator during the roll is the most common mistake. Just think, when knife edge, you are trimmed for 1100 pounds of lift...laterally! Same holds true the rest of the way...
Forum: RV-14 04-13-2014, 04:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,945
Posted By Aerosporty
Would love to borrow someone's modified parts...

Would love to borrow someone's modified parts when they are done.:cool:
Forum: RV-14 03-27-2014, 08:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,351
Posted By Aerosporty
Customer 140035 would be happy to trade off a few...

Customer 140035 would be happy to trade off a few months for a really good fuselage kit. I'd rather have a great kit later, than a rushed kit sooner. "We will serve nowine before it's time", right?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-26-2014, 06:06 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,344
Posted By Aerosporty
Tight tie downs put a negative G load on the...

Tight tie downs put a negative G load on the aircraft...constantly . Not the best plan.
Forum: Close Calls / Lessons Learned 03-19-2014, 07:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,936
Posted By Aerosporty
I got intercepted by an French Mirage AT NIGHT on...

I got intercepted by an French Mirage AT NIGHT on approach to Avingon in a GV! We knew of the air base, and watched his takeoff roll, and joked he was coming after us. Had him in sight all the...
Forum: RV-14 03-12-2014, 04:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,495
Posted By Aerosporty
Page 08-08 says: Step 3:dimple the skins(except...

Page 08-08 says:
Step 3:dimple the skins(except for the few fairing attach holes)

Step 4: Machine countersink, for dimples in the skin, the #40 holes in the flanges of both spars.

Step 5:...
Forum: RV-14 03-03-2014, 02:59 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 14,523
Posted By Aerosporty
Could it just be the counterweight lifting the...

Could it just be the counterweight lifting the opposite corner?
Forum: RV-10 02-26-2014, 04:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,376
Posted By Aerosporty
Didn't think there was any sheet metal on the...

Didn't think there was any sheet metal on the F35.;)
Forum: Southeast 02-19-2014, 07:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,821
Posted By Aerosporty
My son borrowed one from his High School auto...

My son borrowed one from his High School auto shop class for a successful project on his Porsche 944.
Forum: RV-14 02-16-2014, 08:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,162
Posted By Aerosporty
Thumbs up Pneumatic pop riveter

Wow gang. I wore out my right hand with the pop rivet gun and cleco plyers on the rudder. Cramps, tunnel carpol? So I bought a $70 pneumatic pop rivet gun from Northern tool. It's a dream. Wish...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-14-2014, 08:15 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 11,196
Posted By Aerosporty
Congrats, Jerry. Looks beefy!

Congrats, Jerry. Looks beefy!
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-12-2014, 06:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,279
Posted By Aerosporty
I've never known of an airplane where full flaps...

I've never known of an airplane where full flaps are recommended for takeoff. A performance killer.
Forum: RV-14 02-10-2014, 02:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,577
Posted By Aerosporty
I had good luck with the Fay method on my 14...

I had good luck with the Fay method on my 14 tanks. I have tested them with auto gas, overnight at all angles. Only the cap leaks (and I've adjusted them)
Forum: RV-14 02-04-2014, 09:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,117
Posted By Aerosporty
The 10and 14 tails are completely different, and...

The 10and 14 tails are completely different, and share no common parts.
Forum: RV-14 01-31-2014, 10:29 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 36,337
Posted By Aerosporty
As a first time builder, I went for the 14 for...

As a first time builder, I went for the 14 for ease of build. Aerobatics are a must for me also.

I never heard the guys at work say "I wish the Gulfstream had a cozier cockpit, like the Hawker ;-)"
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-26-2014, 01:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,030
Posted By Aerosporty
I expect VORs to be decommissioned by the time I...

I expect VORs to be decommissioned by the time I finish my 14, so I think I'll skip the nav antenna.:cool:
Forum: RV-14 01-22-2014, 09:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,787
Posted By Aerosporty
Don't forget the vital step of buffing the...

Don't forget the vital step of buffing the leading edges of the ribs! It makes a difference!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-28-2013, 08:17 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 9,379
Posted By Aerosporty
Try adjusting the "gain" on your headset mics. I...

Try adjusting the "gain" on your headset mics. I did this on my Zulu 2 after about 18 months, and it worked!
Forum: Safety 12-28-2013, 07:48 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 14,773
Posted By Aerosporty
Thumbs up True, you sometimes have little time after...

True, you sometimes have little time after released by ATC. That is why our corporate flight department (Gulfstreams) has a policy of monitoring Unicom on Comm 2, while still with ATC. We arrive...
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-19-2013, 07:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,644
Posted By Aerosporty
Great time to put the tank in the cradles, and...

Great time to put the tank in the cradles, and fill with water. I found leaks this way, and was able to address them before the baffle installation.
Forum: Alternative Engines 12-12-2013, 02:50 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 11,578
Posted By Aerosporty
Thumbs up That is going to be soooo cool!

That is going to be soooo cool!
Forum: RV-14 12-12-2013, 02:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,056
Posted By Aerosporty
Deviating from the plans

:eek: In installing the tip ribs, I have decided to deviate from the plans. Rather than having pop rivets visible on the outside of the tips, I will epoxy the tip ribs in, then run a strip of...
Forum: RV-14 12-10-2013, 07:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,990
Posted By Aerosporty
Smile Almost there...working on the tips. 440 hours,...

Almost there...working on the tips. 440 hours, first time builder.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-07-2013, 03:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,152
Posted By Aerosporty
My Bücker has a Skydynamics 4 into one collector....

My Bücker has a Skydynamics 4 into one collector. It is supported by the 4 pipes (obviously) AND a bolt at the firewall. Two flanges are welded on top of the collector, just behind the merge of the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-07-2013, 03:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,382
Posted By Aerosporty
Compressor versus the Christmas lights

I never had a problem with the compressor tripping the breaker until this week. What's new? The Outdoor Christmas lights! Am I alone?:(:):(
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-01-2013, 06:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,077
Posted By Aerosporty
Question Congratulations on the accomplishment. We fly...

Congratulations on the accomplishment. We fly for the thrills, and taildraggers are simply more thrilling! Is that the ex Frank H airplane from Dahlonega?
Forum: RV-14 11-26-2013, 11:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,312
Posted By Aerosporty
I was just kidding, but the issue has been hot...

I was just kidding, but the issue has been hot among other RV types. I think it is great that we can each have it our way...like Burger King ;-):D
Forum: RV-14 11-25-2013, 09:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,312
Posted By Aerosporty
Talking Opening up a can of worms there Tom

Opening up a can of worms there Tom
Forum: RV-14 11-03-2013, 01:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 7,757
Posted By Aerosporty
Thumbs up Measured my HS spar...9.5 feet! It's going to be...

Measured my HS spar...9.5 feet! It's going to be like building a third wing, gang!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-21-2013, 07:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,330
Posted By Aerosporty
Widget is THE man!

Widget is THE man!
Forum: RV-14 10-21-2013, 07:49 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 9,965
Posted By Aerosporty
Tail kit this week!

My tail kit is coming Friday! Am I the first tailwheel kit out there?:rolleyes:
Forum: RV-14 10-21-2013, 07:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,962
Posted By Aerosporty
Thanks. First glimpse of the tailwheel RV 14. ...

Thanks. First glimpse of the tailwheel RV 14. My tail kit comes Friday!!:)
Forum: RV-14 09-25-2013, 07:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,115
Posted By Aerosporty
Going with the Wh:eek:elen LEDs

Going with the Wh:eek:elen LEDs
Forum: RV-14 09-23-2013, 03:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,153
Posted By Aerosporty
VAF does it again. I had the same question, and...

VAF does it again. I had the same question, and got the answer here in moments!:)
Forum: RV-14 09-20-2013, 12:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,115
Posted By Aerosporty
Cool Landing light mounting

Have any of you used the Vans RV14 landing light kit? I am curious about the hardware. Do the nutplates riveted to the spar web near the tip have anything to do with the landing light mounting? I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-13-2013, 02:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,896
Posted By Aerosporty
What to do with that Vans crate.

http://i1300.photobucket.com/albums/ag94/bucker131/IMG_0971_zps643dfdba.jpg

Great platform for countersinking the spar flange.:p
Forum: RV-14 09-09-2013, 06:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,508
Posted By Aerosporty
I started this hole with the unibit, in two...

I started this hole with the unibit, in two places, finished with the Dremel (reinforced cutting wheels);)
Forum: RV-14 08-28-2013, 02:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,060
Posted By Aerosporty
Is it just me, or does the rivet callout for the...

Is it just me, or does the rivet callout for the assembly seem all wrong?
Forum: RV-14 08-17-2013, 09:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,196
Posted By Aerosporty
I want one with a tail wheel!

I want one with a tail wheel!
Forum: RV-14 08-04-2013, 11:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,990
Posted By Aerosporty
Thumbs up This first time builder has about 280 hours to...

This first time builder has about 280 hours to get to the 70% point from the previous post.

I understand the experienced Beta tester for Vans completed the wing kit in 300 hours (not including wing...
Forum: RV-14 08-02-2013, 01:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,990
Posted By Aerosporty
Cool Im about 70% done in 6 months of part time work. ...

Im about 70% done in 6 months of part time work. Left wing, BOTH fuel tanks and the left flap complete. Sounds like I need to get busy....ordered my next kit at Oshkosh!
Forum: RV-14 07-31-2013, 05:20 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 9,350
Posted By Aerosporty
I had the fun of ordering mine this week at...

I had the fun of ordering mine this week at Oshkosh!
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-08-2013, 07:57 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,785
Posted By Aerosporty
I switched to Airflow Systems for the oil cooling...

I switched to Airflow Systems for the oil cooling on my Bücker (Angle Valve IO360). I fly much slower than an RV (draggy biplane) in the Deep South (GA), so less cooling air.
Forum: RV-14 07-02-2013, 08:47 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 17,840
Posted By Aerosporty
There WILL be a taildragger RV14 option. I...

There WILL be a taildragger RV14 option. I believe the beta tester is doing the prototype of it now.

If they don't follow through, I'll be selling my wings.
Forum: RV-14 06-15-2013, 01:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,619
Posted By Aerosporty
No progress on my RV14 for a few weeks, as I'm in...

No progress on my RV14 for a few weeks, as I'm in an initial school for my third Gulfstream type rating. Happy to have two great new planes in my future!:D
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