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Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 11-26-2018, 05:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,544
Posted By Robin8er
How bad is it? you can polish plexi glass to...

How bad is it? you can polish plexi glass to remove small scratches.

I know that doesn't relieve the frustration of a damaged package, but may save you several more weeks of waiting.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-17-2018, 11:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 845
Posted By Robin8er
That's awesome. A 172 I fly went over 3500 hours...

That's awesome. A 172 I fly went over 3500 hours before it got a new engine so hopefully you still have lots of life left in yours.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-10-2018, 08:41 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 252
Posted By Robin8er
I had to drill mine to fit. But just be careful...

I had to drill mine to fit. But just be careful and make sure you are drilling to the correct diameter. Make sure its clamped down good when you drill it.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-25-2018, 07:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 408
Posted By Robin8er
It will read air pressure. You could hook it up...

It will read air pressure. You could hook it up to some plumbing parts and use air. That's how I tested mine.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-25-2018, 12:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 774
Posted By Robin8er
Thats awesome. Congrats!

Thats awesome. Congrats!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-30-2018, 12:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 842
Posted By Robin8er
I think the plans say when you can run your...

I think the plans say when you can run your finger across it without fear of being cut, its good. Just do that and round your corners and you should be fine. Thats what I do. My plane isnt flying yet...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-28-2018, 09:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 325
Posted By Robin8er
Everyone has this problem. I have the same issue...

Everyone has this problem. I have the same issue on my RV 8. There are a few ways of handling it. Some people use the rubber stuff that seals the inside of a car door to seal the gap. I used filler...
Forum: California 09-26-2018, 04:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 511
Posted By Robin8er
Help needed near long beach (airplane assembly)

I'm building a Rv-8 in Hawaii. I expect to have it flying in about 1 month, enjoy it here for a few months, then in March-April I expect to ship it to California. The container will go to Long...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-26-2018, 03:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 501
Posted By Robin8er
I would do them whenever you are wondering "what...

I would do them whenever you are wondering "what should I do next?".

It's about a day of work. it's easy, but you have to make sure everything is perfect. it's also an opportunity to connect the...
Forum: COMM 09-21-2018, 10:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,201
Posted By Robin8er
Well thanks for the replies. I got bids on ebay...

Well thanks for the replies. I got bids on ebay for a cheap in ear headset and a cheap peltor. I can see why the peltors would be comfortable. Hopefully I win the bid and between the 5 head sets she...
Forum: COMM 09-20-2018, 11:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,201
Posted By Robin8er
Headset recommendation

Looking for a headset for my wife and need suggestions. Here is the dilemma:

Bose A20 doesn't work because the active noise canceling hurts her ears. I've experienced this with David Clark noise...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-17-2018, 09:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 442
Posted By Robin8er
You're smarter than I. I am also using the rotec...

You're smarter than I. I am also using the rotec TBI, but I didnt install the return line before sealing the tank.

I'm using a restrictor fitting (the same one used on the oil pressure sensor) and...
Forum: Flight Testing 09-09-2018, 11:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,115
Posted By Robin8er
That's awesome!

That's awesome!
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-09-2018, 12:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 941
Posted By Robin8er
Mine were slightly proud, but when...

Mine were slightly proud, but when screwed/riveted down it sat flush. Try installing a screw and see how it looks.

Don't be in a rush, you can always go slightly deeper later in the build if you...
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-02-2018, 11:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 941
Posted By Robin8er
This is the first of many "well if have to do it...

This is the first of many "well if have to do it or it will never get done" cuts. This is the warm up for the canopy, cowl, rear wing spar to fuselage etc. While you may get a little chatter on a few...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-26-2018, 11:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,308
Posted By Robin8er
Thanks for the reply. I appreciate the help.

Thanks for the reply. I appreciate the help.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-26-2018, 02:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,308
Posted By Robin8er
What does the rudder feel like in an RV?

I got the rudder/elevator hooked up today on my RV 8. The rudder doesn't feel smooth. It feels gritty. I can feel the cable rubbing on the plastic grommets throughout the fuselage. Is that normal?...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-26-2018, 01:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 593
Posted By Robin8er
Carb heat set up

Is there a reason that carb heat seems to always rely on the engine "sucking" air through the heat muff, rather than having hot air being forced in similar to how the cabin heat works?


I'm worried...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-15-2018, 03:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,818
Posted By Robin8er
Its pretty easy. I had to install mine. There is...

Its pretty easy. I had to install mine. There is just a gear with a lobe on it that presses the plunger down to push the lever on the fuel pump. That's how the system works.

If the plunger wont go...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-13-2018, 10:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 658
Posted By Robin8er
Its no fun, but its pretty easy to replace. I'd...

Its no fun, but its pretty easy to replace. I'd try the above comment first.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-11-2018, 03:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,448
Posted By Robin8er
I am working on a slow build RV-8. The kit is...

I am working on a slow build RV-8. The kit is fantastic. I had no airplane building experience and it went together very quickly (I'm almost done). There are some parts that are challenging, but...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-07-2018, 05:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 351
Posted By Robin8er
I'm just a little bit ahead of you. I just had my...

I'm just a little bit ahead of you. I just had my first engine start yesterday (super excited). Unfortunately those vague drawings and photos of other people's planes is all you get... Unless of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-06-2018, 12:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 719
Posted By Robin8er
It was a bad ground. Thanks for the help. It...

It was a bad ground. Thanks for the help. It seems like electrical issues are always a bad ground.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-05-2018, 11:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 719
Posted By Robin8er
I supposed i could try my car battery. but it's a...

I supposed i could try my car battery. but it's a new odyssey battery and is fully charged.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-05-2018, 10:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 719
Posted By Robin8er
starter clicking (trouble shoot help)

I attempted my first engine start today, only to find that the starter doesn't work. It worked great yesterday with the prop off/spark plugs out. It cranked over very quickly and without...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-04-2018, 11:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 764
Posted By Robin8er
I'm not an expert, but I know that oil...

I'm not an expert, but I know that oil consumption is normal during engine break in. I also know that you are not supposed to do oil analysis during the break in process because your numbers will be...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-16-2018, 09:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,933
Posted By Robin8er
I just use used diesel oil from my tractor, seems...

I just use used diesel oil from my tractor, seems to work fine.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-07-2018, 12:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,578
Posted By Robin8er
I've had the same thought. My solution was to get...

I've had the same thought. My solution was to get everything hooked up, then run fresh gas from the tanks all the way though the AUX pump, then take the gas that come out and put it in my lawn mower....
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-26-2018, 01:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,471
Posted By Robin8er
You dont need much, probably 30 pounds towards...

You dont need much, probably 30 pounds towards the tailwheel. I put some small paint cans and some junk I had laying around in the back.

You really dont need any, but it is pretty neutrally balanced...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-25-2018, 02:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,079
Posted By Robin8er
I'm actually working on top aft skin too. I back...

I'm actually working on top aft skin too. I back riveted mine. When you lay inside with a back rivet set, you can push on the back riveter with your free hand and close the gap prior to riveting. It...
Forum: California 05-19-2018, 08:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,229
Posted By Robin8er
Ah, good catch. I actually thought about this...

Ah, good catch. I actually thought about this before I posted and thought it was ok because there is no money exchange, but i forgot about flight time being considered compensation.

Nevermind!
Forum: California 05-19-2018, 06:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,229
Posted By Robin8er
Flight reveiw

Anyone in a tailwheel RV need a flight review in SoCal? I'm a CFI and willing to do a flight review for free in exchange for a little RV flight time. I'm just about done with my RV, but still haven't...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-16-2018, 08:09 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,792
Posted By Robin8er
your rivet isn't that bad, I've done that more...

your rivet isn't that bad, I've done that more than once. it happens when you apply more pressure on the bucking bar than on the river gun when you start to set the rivet. its common when you have to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-16-2018, 07:24 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,792
Posted By Robin8er
post a pic of your rivet. it may lot be as bad as...

post a pic of your rivet. it may lot be as bad as you think. nobody building a perfect airplane.

everyone has set backs, I've ordered more than one part from Van's. I built my trim tab 3 times....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-10-2018, 01:36 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,231
Posted By Robin8er
If you clean it up and post some picture people...

If you clean it up and post some picture people could give a more informed opinion, but I have a funny feeling your parts are just fine. they probably just need the corrosion removed and primed.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-09-2018, 12:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,671
Posted By Robin8er
http://vansaircraft.com/cgi-bin/store.cgi?ident=15...

http://vansaircraft.com/cgi-bin/store.cgi?ident=1525887200-174-270&browse=engines&product=carbheat-muff

Vans has one. I bought it. I havent tried it yet because I am still building, but its super...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-26-2018, 05:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,043
Posted By Robin8er
I think I got it timed correctly, thank you to...

I think I got it timed correctly, thank you to everyone that helped :)

It makes sense that you only care about the moment that it opens. The way i have it now the light comes on right at 25 degrees...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-25-2018, 05:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,043
Posted By Robin8er
Magneto timing help

I'm timing the magneto on my engine. Lycoming O-360. I have one lightpeed ignition and one magneto. The lightspeed is timed correctly and was easy to do.

I'm having trouble with the magneto. I'm...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-23-2018, 12:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 912
Posted By Robin8er
I've wondered if Harley Davidson oil would work...

I've wondered if Harley Davidson oil would work in an "emergency". But I don't know where you would find harley oil that you also wouldn't find an airport that had oil available.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-22-2018, 03:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,110
Posted By Robin8er
one word: proseal

one word: proseal
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-13-2018, 12:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,396
Posted By Robin8er
Well it looks like the engine is missing the...

Well it looks like the engine is missing the correct gear for the pump as well. I was able to remove the left magneto to check. Thanks for the help every one, this should be fun. (and expensive)
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-12-2018, 01:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,396
Posted By Robin8er
Thanks for the reply. I assume I have to remove...

Thanks for the reply. I assume I have to remove the accessory case to install it?
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-12-2018, 12:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,396
Posted By Robin8er
Engine missing fuel pump plunger

My Lycoming O-360 engine came with a cover plate covering the hole where the fuel pump goes (no fuel pump on engine) I took off the plate to install the pump and it appears that there is no plunger...
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-06-2018, 10:43 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 541
Posted By Robin8er
PM me what you need and I'll take a picture and...

PM me what you need and I'll take a picture and send it to you.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-24-2018, 01:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 734
Posted By Robin8er
Scott, I already tried calling both those guys....

Scott, I already tried calling both those guys. The idaho guy doesnt do inspections any more and the other number was out of service. I'm in the same boat.
Forum: Painting your RV 02-15-2018, 06:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,466
Posted By Robin8er
Paint

Is there any paint that can be applied without primer or clear coat that looks good and holds up well? Is that a thing?

I emailed stewart systems and they basically said their ekocrylic paint fits...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-12-2018, 12:33 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,948
Posted By Robin8er
I think it would only work with good friends who...

I think it would only work with good friends who have known each other for a long time and both agreed how it would be handled.
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-11-2018, 10:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 780
Posted By Robin8er
No jig is necessary, all the holes should line...

No jig is necessary, all the holes should line right up. Just make sure you plane your riveting order, you dont want to rivet in such a way that you cannot reach some of the rivets.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-07-2018, 12:57 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,925
Posted By Robin8er
Nothing really.

Nothing really.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-27-2018, 09:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,757
Posted By Robin8er
If you search the paper clip method its basically...

If you search the paper clip method its basically the same idea. The problem, at least on my 8, is that you need to measure about every inch or so, not every few inches. the gap between points that...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-19-2018, 12:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 792
Posted By Robin8er
I would just replace it, they are cheap. but I...

I would just replace it, they are cheap. but I suppose you could remove it and try cleaning it.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-04-2018, 10:13 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,701
Posted By Robin8er
I think Mel's advise is best. I will say I'm glad...

I think Mel's advise is best. I will say I'm glad I built mine, if I did a quick build I would have had a hard time finishing it because I would essentially be picking up someone else's work.

I...
Forum: RV-14 12-30-2017, 05:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,287
Posted By Robin8er
buy a swivel head flush rivet set if you don't...

buy a swivel head flush rivet set if you don't already have one. if you always set the rivet in the middle of the rivet set you will minimize denying the skin.
Forum: West (and Southwest) 12-12-2017, 08:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,456
Posted By Robin8er
I'm still here. I'm working on the finishing...

I'm still here. I'm working on the finishing kit/firewall forward part of the build. im hoping to be zipping around the islands soon.

cj- visitors are always welcome. if you are bored and wanna work...
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-11-2017, 10:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,271
Posted By Robin8er
I just put bs-319 pull rivets in and called it a...

I just put bs-319 pull rivets in and called it a day. I didn't figure out the problem until I was mostly done riveting the skin on.
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-04-2017, 11:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,998
Posted By Robin8er
I seem to recall that you want approximately a...

I seem to recall that you want approximately a 1:1.1 entrance to exit area ratio (exit area slightly bigger). I cannot recall where I read that.
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-03-2017, 11:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,227
Posted By Robin8er
I think that because that bolt primarily has...

I think that because that bolt primarily has tension on it, it is probably ok. I am very much an amateur, so take that into consideration. I would check with vans to be sure.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-29-2017, 11:06 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 16,641
Posted By Robin8er
I think thats the only thing that would open a...

I think thats the only thing that would open a new market for them. All the other planes fill all the voids.

Personally I prefer they keep the kits simpler like the 7/8/9. the 14 is pretty...
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-24-2017, 04:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,261
Posted By Robin8er
I did this on purpose on my cowling so that i...

I did this on purpose on my cowling so that i could fill in the void with filler that way you cant see the rivets.

I set them by taking a very large dimple die, grinding the male part flat and using...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-09-2017, 11:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,732
Posted By Robin8er
Youre lucky. My wife keeps reminding me that its...

Youre lucky. My wife keeps reminding me that its my project, not hers. If i ask for any more than about 5 minutes worth of help, I've used up all my help for the day.
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-07-2017, 10:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,009
Posted By Robin8er
I cant comment on it and dont want to hijack the...

I cant comment on it and dont want to hijack the thread, but how is the airflow in a stock rv8? is it adequate?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-07-2017, 10:24 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 12,591
Posted By Robin8er
I think there is starting to be less and less air...

I think there is starting to be less and less air plane builders and more airplane assemblers. I consider my self an airplane assembler with my Rv 8, i think the kit is phenomenal, yet some people...
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