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Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-08-2014, 12:50 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 883
Posted By jcbarker
Stuck wheel bearing

Has anybody had trouble with the inner race sticking to the axle shaft? I've removed the nut, spacer, felt seal and inner brake pad. I rapped on the wheel with a soft mallet but no luck. Didn't want...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-16-2014, 01:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,840
Posted By jcbarker
Monday morning sounds great! See you all...

Monday morning sounds great! See you all there!
John B.
I'm flying in. Should be there Sunday morning.
N819WB
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-27-2014, 05:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 872
Posted By jcbarker
RV-8 gathering at OSH this year?

Does anyone know if this is happening this year?
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-06-2014, 10:34 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 17,270
Posted By jcbarker
50 psi on my -8. I re-fill when it gets down to...

50 psi on my -8. I re-fill when it gets down to 40 which doesn't take very long on these little tires.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-18-2014, 04:06 PM
Replies: 398
Views: 1,424,223
Posted By jcbarker
Blisters on my -8

QB tanks 2003 vintage.
Professional paint 18 months ago.
One rivet leaked along rear flange. Fixed before paint. No problem
Blisters just showed. 5 on lower left. 1 on lower right.

Is Van's still...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-28-2014, 02:56 PM
Replies: 688
Views: 257,514
Posted By jcbarker
RV-8

Tail kit 2003
First flight 2010
~200 hrs.
Some aerobatics
No notches
No cracks
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-19-2013, 10:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,152
Posted By jcbarker
Contact Bill at Up North Aviation for...

Contact Bill at Up North Aviation for confirmation but it cost me $45.35.
Here's his link:
http://www.upnorthaviation.com/fuel-cap-engraving.html
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-18-2013, 10:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,152
Posted By jcbarker
Engraved Gas Caps

Hello All,

Here's a couple of pictures of my gas caps after I polished them and had Bill at Up North Aviation engrave them. He did a great job. He was easy to work with and very professional. Just...
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-22-2012, 04:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,098
Posted By jcbarker
Here's where I drilled the hole. It's just off...

Here's where I drilled the hole. It's just off center. I put in a snap bushing and then ran the wire harness up over the lower rudder pivot then down into the bottom rudder faring. The harness is...
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-11-2012, 10:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,348
Posted By jcbarker
Hi Jack, This is what I did. I drilled through...

Hi Jack,
This is what I did. I drilled through the canopy in a few places and used clecos to hold it in place while the Sika cured. I used the same holes to attach the skirt. Work well. Nice even...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-11-2012, 08:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,918
Posted By jcbarker
Thanks to all that responded to my original...

Thanks to all that responded to my original question. I bought a roll from McMaster as well as a roll of uhmw which I'll put on the underside of the wing skin. I'll let you all know how it worked out...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-10-2012, 09:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,918
Posted By jcbarker
Flap Leading Edge Stainless Tape

Anyone know where I can get some stainless steel tape for the leading edge of my flaps? Some suggest using UHMW tape on the underside of the wing skin that contacts the flap LE. Got a source for...
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-29-2012, 08:16 PM
Replies: 789
Views: 887,354
Posted By jcbarker
N819WB finally painted!

After flying naked for two years (airplane not me...most of the time) I finally got it painted. Ray's Aviation at Santa Paula Airport. Did a great job. Crystal Silver and Surf Blue. Both Mini Cooper...
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-29-2012, 02:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,350
Posted By jcbarker
What is it? What does it do?

What is it? What does it do?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-20-2011, 08:52 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 13,293
Posted By jcbarker
An update: It turns out that the rivet that was...

An update:
It turns out that the rivet that was weeping WAS along the baffle flange. My first approach was to drill it out and use a Cherry Max blind rivet. Well... when I drilled out the rivet my...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-14-2011, 09:44 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 13,293
Posted By jcbarker
Thanks all for your input. I'm going to try the...

Thanks all for your input. I'm going to try the loctite 209 and vacuum. Hope it works because it's going into the paint shop on Jan 20.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-13-2011, 08:09 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 13,293
Posted By jcbarker
That was what I was thinking but with...

That was what I was thinking but with cyanoacrylate. I thought I might try to encourage it to flow around the rivet by pulling a slight vacuum on the tank using my wife's seal-a-meal (shhh!)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-13-2011, 07:28 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 13,293
Posted By jcbarker
leaking fuel tank rivet

Hello all,
I've got a single rivet on the left tank weaping every time I fill it up. It leaves a stain about the size of a quarter around the the rivet. The rivet is located about three rows out from...
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-28-2011, 09:05 PM
Replies: 656
Views: 635,722
Posted By jcbarker
Dave, Did you do something different with your...

Dave,
Did you do something different with your stick?
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-22-2011, 10:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,377
Posted By jcbarker
Passing it along

My grand daughter's first flight! Not a bit afraid. Loved every minute. I think she has the gene.

http://img847.imageshack.us/img847/5028/violetsfirstflightforfo.jpg...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-19-2011, 03:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,094
Posted By jcbarker
Hey guys, I think this all applies. Your comment...

Hey guys,
I think this all applies. Your comment about bubbles in the fuel got me thinking. This seems to happen more after a hot start but not always. Also, I'll pay closer attention to the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-18-2011, 02:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,094
Posted By jcbarker
True, and that was my first thought. However, in...

True, and that was my first thought. However, in this case, adjusting the mixture makes no difference.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-18-2011, 01:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,094
Posted By jcbarker
Thanks Mike and Don, The rough running doesn't...

Thanks Mike and Don,

The rough running doesn't start until I'm up cruising. It happens at all altitudes. It doesn't matter if I'm running ROP or LOP. Any RPM.

I'll check the flow divider.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-17-2011, 08:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,094
Posted By jcbarker
occasional rough running

First my engine setup:
IO-360 Parallel Valve
Horizontal induction
dual Plasma III ignition

The problem:
Occasionally, my engine will run rough. I mean rough enough to shake the stick and make the...
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-16-2011, 08:37 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 11,118
Posted By jcbarker
I'll be there!

Flying 819WB
http://img818.imageshack.us/img818/3466/jbin9wb.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/818/jbin9wb.jpg/)
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-18-2011, 09:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,820
Posted By jcbarker
Silverhawk/Bendix is horizontal induction. Your...

Silverhawk/Bendix is horizontal induction. Your cowl will be different. My understanding is the parts are interchangeable with Bendix servos.
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-17-2011, 12:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,525
Posted By jcbarker
Thanks Guys! The 3M adhesive and the P-seal both...

Thanks Guys!
The 3M adhesive and the P-seal both sound like good ideas!
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-10-2011, 12:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,525
Posted By jcbarker
Canopy to Windscreen weather seal

I'm looking for suggestions on sealing the canopy to the windscreen. I've tried the 1/8X1/4 sticky backed foam weather stripping from Home Depot. Doesn't stick very well.

Thanks in...
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-28-2011, 08:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,740
Posted By jcbarker
Thanks all for your inputs. I finally figured it...

Thanks all for your inputs. I finally figured it out. Zman was right; I needed to set it up in the info page. My problem was I had my G meter on the left. I moved it to the right and put the OAT on...
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-20-2011, 02:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,740
Posted By jcbarker
Hi Jamie, I mean I don't see any display area at...

Hi Jamie,

I mean I don't see any display area at all. I don't see in "setup" where I can add that.

John
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-18-2011, 09:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,740
Posted By jcbarker
Dynon OAT InOp

I can't get my OAT to work. It's mounted under the horizontal stabilizer on the right side. It's connected to the remote compass which is mounted on the next bulkhead aft of the baggage compartment....
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-04-2011, 10:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,072
Posted By jcbarker
Thanks Vince, Questions: - What areas are heated...

Thanks Vince,
Questions:
- What areas are heated by the jacket?
- What areas are heated by the vest?
- Why is the vest more expensive than the jacket?
- Power draw on each?
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-28-2011, 02:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,072
Posted By jcbarker
Thanks everyone! I'll look into all the...

Thanks everyone! I'll look into all the suggestions....
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-27-2011, 01:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,072
Posted By jcbarker
Rear seat heat

Brrrr! It's cold in the NW at 10K'. My GIB is complaining. The heat coming out of my single heat exchanger is barely enough to keep me warm! Sooo, I was wondering if anyone has experimented with...
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-27-2011, 01:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,016
Posted By jcbarker
Here's several replies from awhile...

Here's several replies from awhile back...

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=12051
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-27-2011, 09:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,739
Posted By jcbarker
Thanks Conroy! That did the trick. I turned it...

Thanks Conroy! That did the trick. I turned it counter clockwise about 1 1/2 turns. Volume's perfect.
Note to others: bring your jewelers screwdriver set. The screw in the pot is VERY small.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-09-2011, 08:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,739
Posted By jcbarker
Thanks for the replies everyone! Sorry for my...

Thanks for the replies everyone! Sorry for my slow reply. I've been out of town on business.

I'll try adjusting the pot. I'll also give AFS a call and see what they say. I'll post the answer.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-05-2011, 05:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,739
Posted By jcbarker
AFS AOA audio

I've been using the AFS AOA Pro for about 50 hours. I really like it! The only complaint is the volume of the audio warnings. Especially "angle, angle, push!". It's really loud, too loud, and keeps...
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-04-2011, 08:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,622
Posted By jcbarker
Hi Rob, Yes, I've considered that. Consequently...

Hi Rob,
Yes, I've considered that. Consequently I've been reluctant to ask Ken Kreuger (sp) at Van's for the files. If I strike out elsewhere I'll give him a call.
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-04-2011, 08:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,622
Posted By jcbarker
Thanks Jim. Do I need to have FS-X to use this...

Thanks Jim. Do I need to have FS-X to use this file? Are colors and textures created within the FS program?
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-03-2011, 06:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,136
Posted By jcbarker
Way to go Ken! It only gets better from here....

Way to go Ken! It only gets better from here. Look forward to meeting you at OSH sometime.

JB
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-03-2011, 06:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,622
Posted By jcbarker
Thanks Bob, I'll play around with that. However,...

Thanks Bob,

I'll play around with that. However, what I'm really looking for is a set of surfaces for the -8 that I can import into a 3D modeling package to create photo realistic renderings. Any...
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-03-2011, 08:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,622
Posted By jcbarker
3D digital model

Does anyone one know where I can get a 3D digital model of the RV-8? I can use any CAD format. We want to create 3D renderings of paint schemes. I've seen this posted before but it was a long time...
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-14-2010, 12:40 PM
Replies: 875
Views: 551,955
Posted By jcbarker
Update on 819wb

Hello All:
Thought it was time to post an update. I've got my 40hrs flown off. Uneventful. Gave my wife her first ride. Unfortunately we discovered the back set headset didn't work. Surprisingly we...
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-13-2010, 08:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,789
Posted By jcbarker
I connected my 210 to the PM3000 then out from...

I connected my 210 to the PM3000 then out from there.
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-07-2010, 10:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,953
Posted By jcbarker
exhaust system

Fernando,

No muffler. It's a 4 into 1 exhaust system built by Aerospace welding here in the states. They have an off the shelf solution for RV-8s with horizontal induction. They were great to work...
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-06-2010, 11:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,953
Posted By jcbarker
N819WB flies!

On July 3rd, 2010, 11:30, N819WB took to the air. She flew beautifully. Hands off. I circled the airport at 2500' for about 20 minutes. Conducted stalls with and without flaps and returned to land....
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-09-2010, 08:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,526
Posted By jcbarker
It's legal!

Well, the Feds signed off on 819WB on Tuesday morning (so gullible). Actually Keith Rucovich from the Hillsboro FSDO was very easy to work with. He gave the airplane a good inspection before tackling...
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-11-2010, 09:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 811
Posted By jcbarker
First Start!

Another milestone. First fire in the cylinders. And none on the outside! Lit up on the third blade. Ran smooth. Good oil pressure. Dang! No tach. Oh well, probably because I forgot to set up my...
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-27-2010, 09:38 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,124
Posted By jcbarker
Proof of an -8 started without wings

No big deal. Like Dan said, no shake. Probably didn't need the side tie downs but it was easy to do. Good chalks under the wheels and you'll notice we tied the tail to a tractor! As you can see, the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-22-2010, 10:05 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 57,020
Posted By jcbarker
update

I thought it was time for an update. The story is not good. ECi has had my cylinders since Feb. 12th. I still don't have them. They are now telling me April 12th. Two months? Did I mention that my...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-30-2010, 09:32 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 17,855
Posted By jcbarker
If I read the warranty correctly, it says repair...

If I read the warranty correctly, it says repair or replace at ECi's discretion. ECi has submitted their alternate means of compliance (to repair instead of replace) to the FAA and is awaiting...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-28-2010, 10:16 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 17,855
Posted By jcbarker
what ECi is doing for me

Check the other ECi AD post. I posted a long thread between myself and ECi. Bottom line is; their reconditioning all four of mine at no charge. They will be doing the same with certified engines as...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-28-2010, 10:09 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 57,020
Posted By jcbarker
How it's going with my cylinders

Well, as luck would have it, I have 1 cylinder from group "A" and 3 from "B". I discussed it with Sue at Aero Sport. She had Tim Morland get in touch with me. Below is the thread. Kinda long. Short...
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-14-2009, 09:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,061
Posted By jcbarker
696 will work

I traveled to OSH this year in the back seat of my friends -8. I'm a six footer. I have a 696 that I'm installing in the panel of my -8 but it is easy to remove and use stand alone. I took it with me...
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-07-2009, 07:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,690
Posted By jcbarker
fuel flow sensor mounting

Mike,
Here's a picture of where I mounted mine. 90 degree fitting (steel) at the firewall. Straight section of tubing (approx 6") Made a bracket from some angle which I mounted to the fire...
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-03-2009, 09:13 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,734
Posted By jcbarker
don't forget

If you build you access panel into the aft baggage compartment bulkhead don't forget to include a notch in the top of the access panel to clear the baggage door hinge mounting piece that goes from...
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-03-2009, 09:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,160
Posted By jcbarker
Yes, no problem. Edge distance is OK and the...

Yes, no problem. Edge distance is OK and the CherryMax rivets are certified as direct replacement for 1/8" solid rivet. They are very strong. However, they are expensive.
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-01-2009, 02:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,160
Posted By jcbarker
Luke, My only advice is don't hesitate to use...

Luke,
My only advice is don't hesitate to use CherryMax blind rivets where needed. The gear tower and a couple of other areas are very difficult if not impossible to buck solid rivets. Especially...
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-19-2009, 11:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,538
Posted By jcbarker
I took a strip of aluminum about 1/2" X 4" and...

I took a strip of aluminum about 1/2" X 4" and filed a taper until it just fit in the gap. Drilled & counter sunk. Painted black. It's virtually invisible. Gap's still there but it's in an area only...
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-24-2009, 05:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,196
Posted By jcbarker
Technically, the formula for calculating drill...

Technically, the formula for calculating drill speed is 4 X cutting speed of material (in surface feet per minute) / cutting tool diameter in inches.
Example:
cutting speed of mild steel = 100...
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-17-2009, 08:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,094
Posted By jcbarker
Josh, I have a friend that was going to use...

Josh,
I have a friend that was going to use Skybolt (or CamLocks, I can't remember which). He changed his mind but not before he fabricated the whole system for his -8. I'm pretty sure he wants to...
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