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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-29-2017, 04:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 637
Posted By RV8MW
I live about 60 miles away and was at topsail...

I live about 60 miles away and was at topsail playing golf this past weekend they have had a lot of rain golf courses were really wet. Before I would land there I would want somebody to verify its...
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-12-2017, 03:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,909
Posted By RV8MW
Looks good but I think you will have to do a cut...

Looks good but I think you will have to do a cut out to clear the brace for the baggage door.
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-29-2016, 09:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,233
Posted By RV8MW
Don on my 8 I used the bigger hinge first and...

Don on my 8 I used the bigger hinge first and could not get the pin in and out so I had to go back and use the hinge that the plans called for it has a smaller pin and more flexible. My mistake...
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-24-2016, 02:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,231
Posted By RV8MW
Smile Chuck, You can look on my builders web site link...

Chuck,
You can look on my builders web site link at bottom. Go to avionics link on the right I have some pictures of the way I did it but I put the EMS module in the front baggage lower bay. Makes...
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-09-2016, 11:21 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,173
Posted By RV8MW
Vince at flyboysaccessories

Vince at flyboysaccessories
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-15-2015, 07:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,222
Posted By RV8MW
Plane finder AR the free one. When you see a...

Plane finder AR the free one. When you see a plane just point it toward it and it will show you N number if they are in the system.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-15-2015, 06:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,222
Posted By RV8MW
Smile Today's technology

Today instead of working on the 8 I went golfing should have stayed home and worked. Anyway before I left I was in the yard heard a distinct sound you always know when you hear a RV with vetterman...
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-27-2015, 07:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,924
Posted By RV8MW
I think the cross brace from the gear towers...

I think the cross brace from the gear towers comes into play if the 430 is mounted to low on the panel I'm not at the shop to take a look just going from memory.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-27-2015, 07:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,215
Posted By RV8MW
Safeair1 has a web site has the tubing.

Safeair1 has a web site has the tubing.
Forum: Tools 07-12-2015, 07:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,388
Posted By RV8MW
Thumbs up Looking at the picture I don't remember mine...

Looking at the picture I don't remember mine having that much overhang or the rubber and I did not sand mine. There is no way I could have riveted my wing skins by myself without this tool. One of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-14-2015, 09:01 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 9,306
Posted By RV8MW
Thumbs up Sure sounds sweet love the way those radials...

Sure sounds sweet love the way those radials sound.
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-22-2015, 06:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,022
Posted By RV8MW
Mine fit pretty good right out of the box I did...

Mine fit pretty good right out of the box I did have to fill in some of the gaps. Didn't take any pictures.
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-18-2015, 06:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,646
Posted By RV8MW
Most builders elect not to use connectors at wing...

Most builders elect not to use connectors at wing roots. Just another place for corrosion. I agree it would make it easier to remove wings but I did as most do and will not cut wires. If I were going...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-09-2013, 06:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,012
Posted By RV8MW
When I started the project I didn't need goggles...

When I started the project I didn't need goggles to see but my birthdays are catching up with me.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-08-2013, 03:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,012
Posted By RV8MW
A special RV grin

My grandson will probably have his private license before I get done with this project. What do you think of the goggleshttp://i43.tinypic.com/2uot9i1.jpg
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-11-2013, 02:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,864
Posted By RV8MW
Ned, working on mine this week had to order a few...

Ned, working on mine this week had to order a few more flanges as I put mine a little closer together but so far so good a few pictures on my web site.
Forum: ADS-B 06-17-2013, 08:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,829
Posted By RV8MW
What steps do you have to do to upgrade the 430W ...

What steps do you have to do to upgrade the 430W for ADS B
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-13-2013, 04:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,111
Posted By RV8MW
Mike, I have some photos on my build site...

Mike,
I have some photos on my build site of where I placed mine don't know if its the best places but it's where I chose to put them. Still not flying about 90 percent done.
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-11-2013, 05:23 PM
Replies: 875
Views: 549,107
Posted By RV8MW
http://i40.tinypic.com/4taliv.jpgGot engine...

http://i40.tinypic.com/4taliv.jpgGot engine mounted today finally
http://i42.tinypic.com/515us6.jpg Sorry for the size did not know how to resize
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-15-2013, 06:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 987
Posted By RV8MW
Mike, I did mine before I had mounted the...

Mike,
I did mine before I had mounted the gear to the plane so I put the gear on the bench and drilled the hinge to the fairing still on the gear. If you get it to tight it will be hard to get...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-29-2012, 06:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,966
Posted By RV8MW
Rosie, That was me and my wife on vacation in...

Rosie,
That was me and my wife on vacation in LA. She looks alot better than me on TV.Taking a break from building.Happen to run into Johnny Deep sitting next to us at the Italian Feast. People...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-05-2012, 08:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,580
Posted By RV8MW
Chris, I just mated my wings on my 8 and I...

Chris,

I just mated my wings on my 8 and I also was concerned I measured the opening and the spar and the opening was smaller. I slightly tapered the spar as the plans said and lubed it. It will...
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-04-2012, 09:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,298
Posted By RV8MW
Mark, I checked mine tonight and I had marked...

Mark,
I checked mine tonight and I had marked and drilled ten holes on each side. That was every other rivet location. I then drilled two more at the aft end.Hope this helps.
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-03-2012, 08:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,298
Posted By RV8MW
Mark, I just did this you have to mark...

Mark,
I just did this you have to mark 3 inches back towards the wing tip with a felt pen on the bottom wing skin to the open rivet holes that should be open. It is the last row of rivets...
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-30-2012, 05:54 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,659
Posted By RV8MW
I installed electric with a TCW safety trim but...

I installed electric with a TCW safety trim but not flying yet.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-08-2012, 09:35 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,971
Posted By RV8MW
I have the skybolts but have not installed them...

I have the skybolts but have not installed them yet and I'm with Jay I think the hinge method looks better so I am thinking about not even using them.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-30-2012, 07:03 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,908
Posted By RV8MW
Works on my Ipad

Works on my Ipad
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-19-2012, 10:25 PM
Replies: 875
Views: 549,107
Posted By RV8MW
Getting closer

http://i46.tinypic.com/34pi63p.jpg
Forum: Painting your RV 05-07-2012, 09:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,581
Posted By RV8MW
Daniel, All I can say is I owned one polished...

Daniel,

All I can say is I owned one polished airplane and I won't own another. Way to much work for me. Would take me a week to polish and it would start to dull before you would get done. Hard to...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-26-2012, 11:54 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 10,469
Posted By RV8MW
Looks Good. The only thing that worrys me about...

Looks Good. The only thing that worrys me about alt air doors is those bolts and nuts and rivets inside of to air box. Straight shot to the inside of the engine if they come loose. Working in the...
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-18-2012, 09:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,209
Posted By RV8MW
Mike, I used a back rivet set and back...

Mike,

I used a back rivet set and back riveted most of my rear skin. You then have to deal with the gun and hose inside but I did it. My rivet partner was less skilled with a bucking bar. You...
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-17-2012, 03:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,877
Posted By RV8MW
I second the PCU500X I got it in a group buy...

I second the PCU500X I got it in a group buy right here on VAF.
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-10-2012, 01:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,523
Posted By RV8MW
MARK, There is a picture on my kitlog web page...

MARK,

There is a picture on my kitlog web page click on all and go to 2-12-2011.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-08-2012, 06:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,611
Posted By RV8MW
Angry Yea you know what's not so funny is the credit...

Yea you know what's not so funny is the credit card I used was maxxed out with airplane parts.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-08-2012, 12:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,611
Posted By RV8MW
I used my old eaa membership card and some old...

I used my old eaa membership card and some old credit cards did better job than the yellow squeegees. I went to lowes and got some 4inch foam paint rollers for cabinets used them after I squeeged...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-23-2012, 09:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,290
Posted By RV8MW
Jesse I did both of mine in about 4 nights. I...

Jesse
I did both of mine in about 4 nights. I used the avery swivel rivet set # 1047
I rolled my tool box up next to work bench used nylon twine tied it to the skin and to tool box to hold skin...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-13-2012, 01:07 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 9,660
Posted By RV8MW
Gots to have a set too.

Gots to have a set too.
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-13-2012, 01:03 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 9,579
Posted By RV8MW
OVERSIZE HOLES

What is the standard oversize hole 5/32?
Forum: Fiberglass 02-12-2012, 09:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,335
Posted By RV8MW
How to fix

:confused::confused::confused:Dan,
My tips look like ocean waves lots of dips and waves.I tried to use a heat gun and push them out and cracked the gel coat. What process should I use? And how...
Forum: Fiberglass 02-09-2012, 02:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,701
Posted By RV8MW
Mike, I'am using micro and cabosil mixture to...

Mike,

I'am using micro and cabosil mixture to fill in on my skirt. I also am new to glass work. I know builders around here are using rage gold over epoxy without any ill effects but I have micro...
Forum: Fiberglass 01-31-2012, 01:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,019
Posted By RV8MW
Mike, I'am working on my skirt now also not...

Mike,

I'am working on my skirt now also not ready for primer yet but I understand that epoxy primer is very hard to sand and if you are going to sand it back off I would think that the K36 would...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-20-2012, 02:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,429
Posted By RV8MW
Our body shop uses seam sealer that is paintable...

Our body shop uses seam sealer that is paintable and flexable it is fusor # 800 made by lords. That is what I plan to use.
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-14-2012, 06:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,433
Posted By RV8MW
I have a Todd's canopy and fitting the vans...

I have a Todd's canopy and fitting the vans skirt.I am in the third month of trying to get the rear to fit. Just about got it. It can be done but its a lot of work. I split mine in several places in...
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-20-2011, 09:16 PM
Replies: 656
Views: 632,266
Posted By RV8MW
RV-8 SKYVIEW PANEL

http://i52.tinypic.com/j8oe88.jpg
Forum: RV-3 08-09-2011, 09:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,149
Posted By RV8MW
Paul trying to figure out where to mount all the...

Paul trying to figure out where to mount all the gps antennas on my 8 and I know you have yours mounted under the cowl on your 8 any reason you moved the antenna on the 3? I have the 430w dynon...
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-08-2011, 11:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,598
Posted By RV8MW
Jeff, I have not cut mine yet but my plan is...

Jeff,

I have not cut mine yet but my plan is to cut it along that line I know some do and some don't. But I think if you cut it you will not have to notch the skirt. Would like to here from some...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-21-2011, 11:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,081
Posted By RV8MW
TONY, I don't know if it is standard or not...

TONY,

I don't know if it is standard or not but I have just put mine on the bottom.
Garmin 430w Sl30, and PMA09000 on the bottom. Figured I would be using it less plus like you said it is...
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-16-2011, 07:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,252
Posted By RV8MW
Bud, Do you not have room on the bulkhead...

Bud,

Do you not have room on the bulkhead behind the main panel? That is were I mounted mine there might be a better place but it worked for me. I mounted my dynon transponder In the rear baggage...
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-30-2011, 07:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,316
Posted By RV8MW
PICTURES ON WEB SITE

Michael,

If it will help I have a few pictures on my web site a link is below. if you click on all and go back to oct. 08 there is pictures of how I did it. Don't
remember the...
Forum: Reviews 05-26-2011, 12:24 PM
Replies: 186
Views: 57,286
Posted By RV8MW
Just ordered one from gulf coast they said they...

Just ordered one from gulf coast they said they had a few more in stock if anybody needs one. Aircraft Spruce still waiting on stock to come in.
Forum: Safety 05-19-2011, 09:01 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 10,002
Posted By RV8MW
My father lost a prop on a champ years ago and...

My father lost a prop on a champ years ago and landed safe in a cow pasture. They found the prop a couple years later on a pond dam. Still have the prop. He had nine lives broke a crankshaft on a...
Forum: Reviews 04-06-2011, 07:09 PM
Replies: 186
Views: 57,286
Posted By RV8MW
ELT Yet?

Any body? This might go on forever. I need to close up my rear.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-17-2011, 11:43 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,946
Posted By RV8MW
Chuck, I have been trying to copy...

Chuck,
I have been trying to copy symbols from aero electric into ExpressSCh could not figure out how to do it . If you could share your symbols and tell how to get them into custom...
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-08-2011, 03:25 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 9,678
Posted By RV8MW
One mod I did not do and wish I had.

One mod I did not do and wish I had.
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-28-2011, 06:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,285
Posted By RV8MW
I drilled and fit the canopy and frame but put...

I drilled and fit the canopy and frame but put off fitting the skirts until later. I really don't think you could fit the skirts until the rear skin is riveted in place because the skirts cross...
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-13-2011, 06:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,644
Posted By RV8MW
Dan try aeroelectric.com

Dan try aeroelectric.com
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-12-2011, 08:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 9,216
Posted By RV8MW
Infinity aero has a preoiler but I don't know...

Infinity aero has a preoiler but I don't know much about it. His stick grips are nice though.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-29-2010, 06:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,579
Posted By RV8MW
Paul, Tuthill.com has a web site. I have looked...

Paul,
Tuthill.com has a web site. I have looked over the web site but have not ordered anything from them but they do have aircraft push pull cables. I think another poster has used them but you...
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-20-2010, 01:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,277
Posted By RV8MW
Thanks, Stein knew we could depend on you.

Thanks, Stein knew we could depend on you.
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-20-2010, 12:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,277
Posted By RV8MW
I'am still waiting on the picture from stein of...

I'am still waiting on the picture from stein of how to fit two 10" skyviews the 430w sl40 and 327 in a 8 panel from a previous post. Can it be done? Would like to see a 10" skyview 430w sl30 and a...
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-04-2010, 07:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,953
Posted By RV8MW
MATT, Make sure you do not cut to much off...

MATT,

Make sure you do not cut to much off of the back until last. Someone on the forum made me aware for this and I almost still cut mine to short. AS the front comes down to roll bar the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-23-2010, 09:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,493
Posted By RV8MW
I would love to see that picture. I could not...

I would love to see that picture. I could not figure out one dynon 10 centered and still fit the 430W.
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