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Forum: RV-8/8A Today, 12:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 454
Posted By BruceEicher
Hi, Exciting! I inserted some possible answers...

Hi,
Exciting! I inserted some possible answers into your text below. A lot of good experience and advice here on VAF, but also talk to the manufacturers, Vanís, Garmin and so forth.
Have fun, you...
Forum: COMM Yesterday, 04:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 359
Posted By BruceEicher
I like my flightcom 403 intercom, $250 from...

I like my flightcom 403 intercom, $250 from Vanís. when I switched out my Icom for the Dynon Radio I kept the 403.
Forum: COMM Yesterday, 03:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 359
Posted By BruceEicher
You might already know...A common ďweak linkĒ...

You might already know...A common ďweak linkĒ with the A210 is the ribbon connecting the head to the base.
http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=49429&highlight=A210+ribbon
Forum: Painting your RV 11-16-2018, 08:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 287
Posted By BruceEicher
I asked aircraft wraps once what their special...

I asked aircraft wraps once what their special trade secret product was. They brushed me off.
Six years and 500+ hours now on my 3M 1080 colors and Avery Conform Chrome. While I have polished...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-14-2018, 09:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,066
Posted By BruceEicher
Yep, here with clear resin the burlap is seen but...

Yep, here with clear resin the burlap is seen but not felt.
http://i64.tinypic.com/ix8r34.jpg
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-13-2018, 04:38 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 12,691
Posted By BruceEicher
Grandsonís RV

Another completion, used a giant scale prop and spinner, belt driven from pedal crank as per EAA plans.
2 yrís Birthday, heís too small yet to reach the...
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 11-10-2018, 10:52 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,107
Posted By BruceEicher
Forum: RV-12 10-26-2018, 06:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,343
Posted By BruceEicher
Upgrade to touch for the faster processor, and...

Upgrade to touch for the faster processor, and get the dongle, works great with ForeFlight.
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-23-2018, 05:27 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,800
Posted By BruceEicher
Experienced all three

I started with Vanís stock springs, in about 100 hours went to Rocket link, liked it but had one cross wind breakout, without any more than a scare, and then it broke at about 400 hours. ...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-13-2018, 10:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 713
Posted By BruceEicher
Yes, to the Dynon converter and as I remember yes...

Yes, to the Dynon converter and as I remember yes to the plates. Itís been 8 years since I built my tanks, I used Vanís plate kit. And the Dynon converter from 6 years ago. So things could have...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-12-2018, 11:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 713
Posted By BruceEicher
http://i67.tinypic.com/14mw7yu.jpg I did...

http://i67.tinypic.com/14mw7yu.jpg

I did recalibrate after flying about 30 hours. Now I am within a gallon or two almost all times.
My dipstick is the most accurate, then my fuel flow red cube then...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-12-2018, 12:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 713
Posted By BruceEicher
Sure, Iíll snap a pic tonight, but Ray is right...

Sure, Iíll snap a pic tonight, but Ray is right...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-11-2018, 05:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 713
Posted By BruceEicher
I have your same set up for six years. I have...

I have your same set up for six years. I have found that a poor electrical connection at the tank to converter will give me a false reading, sometimes even an empty tank reading. The connection...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-09-2018, 09:17 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,115
Posted By BruceEicher
Looks like the Death Star used rattle can,...

Looks like the Death Star used rattle can, several cans...
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-28-2018, 06:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 602
Posted By BruceEicher
And another

Does this help? Sorry, pic not taken for any particular assembly.

http://i64.tinypic.com/11jodv4.jpg
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-28-2018, 05:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 602
Posted By BruceEicher
I have more pictures than the time to load and...

I have more pictures than the time to load and try to post, but here’s one;

http://i67.tinypic.com/14slaax.jpg
Forum: RV-12 09-22-2018, 11:11 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,818
Posted By BruceEicher
Hey Randy, Any better recommendations over the...

Hey Randy,
Any better recommendations over the stock quadrant in the -8 (2 lever)?

And, looks like your signature could use some updating. :)
You in Seattle now?

Cheers!
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-14-2018, 11:10 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,800
Posted By BruceEicher
More information

Long thread is worth a read in making an equipment decision and/or setup.
http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=141815&highlight=Tailwheel+cable+chains
Forum: Reviews 09-03-2018, 04:45 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,255
Posted By BruceEicher
No data is used that I know of until an event, In...

No data is used that I know of until an event, In my case; light motion temperature or sound above my perimeters and the switch commands on the other module.

Yes the WiFi is left on, plugged in.
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 08-30-2018, 10:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 427
Posted By BruceEicher
Take a hike thru a cave or two in Sunriver. Fly...

Take a hike thru a cave or two in Sunriver. Fly to Sisters and bike to town. Air tour the Sisters Mountains for sure.
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-28-2018, 08:01 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,358
Posted By BruceEicher
They did stop, then I heard they did one...

They did stop, then I heard they did one production run recently. Compare them...
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-28-2018, 07:50 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,358
Posted By BruceEicher
Yes, by the same designer and machine shop as...

Yes, by the same designer and machine shop as the original factory legs all the way to fail. And the aluminum took more abuse/weight than the steel before failure.
Forum: Painting your RV 08-28-2018, 02:15 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,423
Posted By BruceEicher
We hear you!

Sorry you did not receive more help John. The producer of the decals should have been more help it seems to me. The red wing tips would be easier to do with 3M 1080 if the color was close enough. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-12-2018, 11:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,475
Posted By BruceEicher
An event every weekend on my calendar; 4S2 WAAAM...

An event every weekend on my calendar; 4S2 WAAAM yearly event is Sept 8-9, the next weekend is a fly-in at 56S Seaside, then JSY Joseph OR Airshow, then last weekend is HIO Hillsboro Airshow.
Forum: Painting your RV 08-10-2018, 02:26 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,423
Posted By BruceEicher
My DIY experience, now flown 5 years; don’t put...

My DIY experience, now flown 5 years; don’t put either type of seam on a leading edge. Wind and rain will wear thru the material. I’m not sure about your printed vinyl’s ability to stretch around...
Forum: Painting your RV 08-09-2018, 06:21 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,423
Posted By BruceEicher
I did Dry, like you described. I have large nose...

I did Dry, like you described. I have large nose art and stars-n-bars, just not anywhere as long as your stripes. Sounds like two pairs of hands will be needed. A tool that worked well is the felt...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-01-2018, 11:25 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,963
Posted By BruceEicher
Impressive! Every stop and sight is either on my...

Impressive! Every stop and sight is either on my ďdid thatĒ or ďyet to doĒ lists except one. (OshKosh). But then itís the journey most great trips.
Nice write up and photo log, thanks!
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-24-2018, 02:05 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,358
Posted By BruceEicher
Transition Fairings

I had a free weekend to layup new transition fairings to fit the airfoil of my new gear legs. I did use Van’s stock lower leg to wheelpant starter fairing, but if you are making your own upper, not...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 07-18-2018, 11:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,216
Posted By BruceEicher
Hey! Get in line. 😀

Hey! Get in line. 😀
Forum: Electrical Systems 07-06-2018, 08:43 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 18,610
Posted By BruceEicher
Itís Kathy and yes she is sweet. 😘

Itís Kathy and yes she is sweet. 😘
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 07-03-2018, 03:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,222
Posted By BruceEicher
Nice flight Steve!

Nice flight Steve!
Forum: Trip Write-ups 06-27-2018, 01:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 758
Posted By BruceEicher
Leg 4 of 6

With Anke as my GIB we head to Tillamook with wingman Rob Hickman flying his -10 and Jen Hickman the event organizer and the voice of Advanced Avionics as...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 06-25-2018, 08:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 758
Posted By BruceEicher
Yes, super fantastic day with good friends,...

Yes, super fantastic day with good friends, flying great airplanes and perfect weather. As always a joy to share the time with you Sandy and Roy.
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-22-2018, 09:40 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,358
Posted By BruceEicher
Hi Jeff, Thanks! Actually itís only chrome and...

Hi Jeff,
Thanks!
Actually itís only chrome and blue vinyl over the stock pants. Did the same on all fairings and canopy skirt including the old leg fairings now eliminated.
You can see my wrapping...
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-21-2018, 04:42 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,358
Posted By BruceEicher
Hi Richard, The video would be interesting. If...

Hi Richard,
The video would be interesting. If you can post it on Youtube then copy the link to the VAF post. Thanks again for the work on the legs!

And, chatting with Ken and Steve about the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-20-2018, 06:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,540
Posted By BruceEicher
Fantastic!

Right there with you with 503 Steve. Cheers!
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-20-2018, 06:12 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,358
Posted By BruceEicher
No, sorry. Ken (and Klaus) did mine as a first...

No, sorry. Ken (and Klaus) did mine as a first production run and instruction photo opportunity.
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-20-2018, 06:09 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,358
Posted By BruceEicher
Lower intersection will need a slight change in...

Lower intersection will need a slight change in airfoil shape, thinner and slightly longer than the fiberglass leg fairing. The upper intersection is currently cut to fit and chrome duct taped. I...
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-20-2018, 06:01 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,358
Posted By BruceEicher
Hi Michael, Very much the same as Grove, just in...

Hi Michael,
Very much the same as Grove, just in current production and from the same shop that makes Van’s stock steel gear. But I too don’t have a grove gear to compare the airfoil.
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-20-2018, 04:24 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,358
Posted By BruceEicher
15 Grand Total

15 Grand Total
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-20-2018, 01:44 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,358
Posted By BruceEicher
Final Test flights

After a test flight without, I installed the wheel pants (with some slight trimming to fit the wider airfoil gear.) And then flew again last night. Several wheel and 3 point landings all felt just...
Forum: Autopilots 06-18-2018, 07:50 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 675
Posted By BruceEicher
Hi Carl, Have you done the complete In-Flight AP...

Hi Carl,
Have you done the complete In-Flight AP Tuning? Find the procedure on Dynon website. Help with mine. Hereís the document overview;

1. Overview Purpose
The goal of the AP tuning procedure...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-12-2018, 08:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 6,999
Posted By BruceEicher
Brand and part numbers...

For me the stock solenoid showed signs at 300 hours/3 yearís and failed at 400hr/4yr round numbers.
I replaced it from Napa with Echlin Ignition ECH ST421 which lasted less than a year and failed...
Forum: Safety 06-10-2018, 08:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,345
Posted By BruceEicher
The rivets are brass so not to harm the disc. ...

The rivets are brass so not to harm the disc. Though if one was to wear the rivets down too much then shoes go flying, not good.
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-09-2018, 01:26 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,358
Posted By BruceEicher
Details of the gear mount; plenty of room for...

Details of the gear mount; plenty of room for the fuel vent line and brake line installed as per factory plans. We elected to eliminate the brake line bulkhead fitting and simply threading the line...
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-09-2018, 01:25 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,358
Posted By BruceEicher
RV-8 ALUMINUM LEGS---HULA GIRL GETS SEXY---NEW VENDER!

Aeronautical Engineer/Aircraft Designer Ken Krueger is installing his new legs on my plane as I write this today. Made of aluminum, airfoil shaped to match profile of fiberglass fairing. Gun...
Forum: Electrical Systems 06-03-2018, 10:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,372
Posted By BruceEicher
I still hold my bet, and raise you a drink of...

I still hold my bet, and raise you a drink of your choice when we meet. :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-27-2018, 07:57 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,001
Posted By BruceEicher
Hi Carl, Yes, Ken Krueger, for those that don’t...

Hi Carl,

Yes, Ken Krueger, for those that don’t know;

Ken was lead designer at Van’s Aircraft for many years working on the RV-7, -8, -9, -10, 12, 14.

Before Van’s Ken also worked on the B-2...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-27-2018, 11:04 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,001
Posted By BruceEicher
Those are mine, HulaGirl gets sexy legs! :p. Ken...

Those are mine, HulaGirl gets sexy legs! :p. Ken is working on a time for install to create instructions. Polished is an extra BTW.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-16-2018, 11:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,785
Posted By BruceEicher
I too like REI, if it is quality gear for...

I too like REI, if it is quality gear for backpacking it will fit and be lighter.
We have replaced some of the heavier sleeping bags and tent you see pictured but this all fits, most in the forward...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-13-2018, 03:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 599
Posted By BruceEicher
U88?

I do know of some very nice people flying into U88 with a -10 and -8 for Memorial Weekend.
Contact me for details if that sounds interesting.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-11-2018, 08:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 12,198
Posted By BruceEicher
No, cut the toe off, then you have an open tube...

No, cut the toe off, then you have an open tube to streach over your dogs head, with both sock ďendsĒ folded inside over the foam cups.

Next time I am at the hangar Iíll take and post some more...
Forum: RV-12 04-28-2018, 09:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,167
Posted By BruceEicher
And for proper measurements

There is a ruler for this.
Caution, a little racy;
https://www.chruler.com
My German friends might call it Muggeseggele, which is back to the flying insect reference.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-26-2018, 12:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,345
Posted By BruceEicher
Yes , the dark spot lines up with a carbon chunk...

Yes , the dark spot lines up with a carbon chunk on the seat. Iíll be watching it, FWF is about done, will test run, and fly Sunday.
Thanks for all the help everyone!
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-25-2018, 01:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,345
Posted By BruceEicher
Cylinder walls look bright, no scoring, cross...

Cylinder walls look bright, no scoring, cross hatch marks clearly visible.
Thanks for asking.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-25-2018, 12:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,345
Posted By BruceEicher
low compression, bore scope pics, carbon...

Routine oil change and FWF inspection, expected no issues...
But the compression test; 74-78/80 on others, cly 2 50/80 first few tests, rotated prop several times, got up to 64/80.
Late night did not...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-25-2018, 12:10 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,575
Posted By BruceEicher
Hereís my DIY...

Hereís my DIY thread;
http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=130052
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-21-2018, 05:09 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,821
Posted By BruceEicher
If you care to look a Tosten, call them, Kevin...

If you care to look a Tosten, call them, Kevin plans to be at Van’s this coming Wednesday. I’m dropping in with an appointment to “get a grip” after trying them on for size.
PTT, AP disconnect with...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-21-2018, 11:39 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,372
Posted By BruceEicher
Sounds like the starter solenoid on the...

Sounds like the starter solenoid on the starter...
http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=145666&highlight=Crown+vic
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-21-2018, 08:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 760
Posted By BruceEicher
Talking But can you get them without the rubber chicken...

But can you get them without the rubber chicken stuck in the wing?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-20-2018, 03:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,215
Posted By BruceEicher
And

Interesting story; two years ago Stefan sold his RV-7? on display at this show, though it was not for sale the bid was too high to refuse. So he has now built the -14a you see here. And will the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-20-2018, 01:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,215
Posted By BruceEicher
More pics from Klaus...

More pics from Klaus Peter

http://i66.tinypic.com/11l7wgx.jpg

And

http://i66.tinypic.com/2nb7zfb.jpg

And what they are doing more of in Germany
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