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Forum: Safety 07-13-2018, 01:05 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 17,563
Posted By cdeerinck
I'm pretty sure a 2-33 can fly without one of the...

I'm pretty sure a 2-33 can fly without one of the wings. ;)
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-12-2018, 10:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,977
Posted By cdeerinck
Recommendation

FYI, Vans responded to me today that a new stabilizer is called for at this point.

They graciously added the following: "Don't feel bad about this. I've had to tell quite a few builders to build a...
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-11-2018, 01:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,977
Posted By cdeerinck
I asked

Thanks for the very good advice.

FYI, it was more than one hole, and there are some other issues like edge clearances (too close to an inside radius).

I didn't want to post the picture here, as it...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 06-10-2018, 04:42 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 60,927
Posted By cdeerinck
Dan V, I thought the ghost pears were to be...

Dan V,

I thought the ghost pears were to be mixed with clears, and shot over the base coat, not in it. At least that is what the Paint With Pearl page says (unless I am misreading it). Maybe that...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 06-09-2018, 07:25 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 60,927
Posted By cdeerinck
Question Recommendations

Aluminum -

I have a few Paint with Pearl pigments. I am ultimately hoping for a ghost blue pearl on white, and a metallic red. The SW metallics are not acceptable, as you need to shoot them from...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 06-09-2018, 03:10 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 60,927
Posted By cdeerinck
No Pictures?

Am I the only one that can't see any of the pictures on the first 3 or 4 pages of this post? I can see the pictures in the last few pages.
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-09-2018, 03:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,977
Posted By cdeerinck
Hoping

I am hoping this isn't the dreaded post that every builder fears.

I was doing the Horizontal Stabilizer Service Bulletin that Vans issued for the RV-8 about cracking. While it did say not to do it...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 06-08-2018, 04:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 819
Posted By cdeerinck
How

I'm very interested. How do I send you a buck?
Forum: RV-12 06-07-2018, 10:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,677
Posted By cdeerinck
Thumbs up Killing it

Bob (I hope he sees this),

Well thanks for killing an hour of my morning. I figured "I'll just take a quick peek", then got sucked into the story and pictures.

You write in a very engaging style,...
Forum: Electrical Systems 06-03-2018, 11:19 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,815
Posted By cdeerinck
Definitely more than one way, as you have seen in...

Definitely more than one way, as you have seen in answers here.

If you want a lower amp solution, a hidden switch or breaker in-line with your master relay is a good way to go. No ignition, no...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-02-2018, 04:23 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 447
Posted By cdeerinck
Question Superior Cold Air Sump

I recently bought a Lycoming engine, that is in effect an O-360-A1A engine. (It is actually a YO-360-EXP-51)

It is being set up with an EFII System-32, so it will soon become an IO-360.

I am...
Forum: Reviews 06-01-2018, 01:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,217
Posted By cdeerinck
Thumbs up Me too

Add me to the list of very happy customers.

I recently messed up drilling holes in a part, and Allen replaced it free of charge.

I absolutely loved his reply in one of the email exchanges, he wrote...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-30-2018, 07:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 655
Posted By cdeerinck
Post Another way

I am not intending to disagree with what was written above.

However, in the gliding world, we frequently refer to the CG% as where the CG of a given configuration falls within the allowed limits of...
Forum: Safety 05-30-2018, 07:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,215
Posted By cdeerinck
Question I'm very curious about this. I was planning on...

I'm very curious about this. I was planning on installing an extinguisher for safety, but now I am wondering based on the valid points above.

Can anyone in favor of an extinguisher help me...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 05-28-2018, 02:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 685
Posted By cdeerinck
The irony

Randy - I saw that commercial a week ago, and originally thought your name was a made up play on words. Very ironic given it's your story on building a Vans airplane!

I use to tell people it would...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-28-2018, 10:56 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 595
Posted By cdeerinck
Lightbulb HangarIt

Yesterday, I came across a new startup called HangarIt.com (https://www.hangarit.com) (I am not affiliated with it in any way).

It is a service that attempts to join empty hangars with traveling...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-28-2018, 10:44 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,334
Posted By cdeerinck
Question Why not Vans?

Van always has a good nose for business. Does anyone have any idea why Vans doesn't make a set of aluminum airfoiled legs themselves?

It seems to me like if they did, it would open up a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-27-2018, 09:07 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,334
Posted By cdeerinck
Wish

I wish I had known Sky Designs existed 2 weeks ago. I ordered a set for my 8 from Grove 2 weeks ago, and they are expected to be delivered in July. I didn't even know alternatives existed. Bad...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-23-2018, 12:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 676
Posted By cdeerinck
Current

Professional electronics guys will laugh at me for this, but I would describe it this way:

Amperage (Current) is pulled in a circuit, not pushed. In other words, the current in that wire will only...
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-20-2018, 03:07 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 7,072
Posted By cdeerinck
Question Otis - Sorry to ask what appears to be an obvious...

Otis - Sorry to ask what appears to be an obvious question: Does this mean you intend to only run a single alternator on an electrically dependent engine?

If something happens to that alternator,...
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-20-2018, 02:47 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 18,197
Posted By cdeerinck
Oil access

Chris - How do you handle access to your Oil dipstick and cap?
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-18-2018, 02:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,793
Posted By cdeerinck
Click bond

https://www.electricalhub.com/click-bond?_vsrefdom=adwords&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI0uK6_YeQ2wIVgtlkCh2dqwASEAAYASAAEgIo-PD_BwE
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-17-2018, 01:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,793
Posted By cdeerinck
Use the gun

Use a rivet gun and bucking bar.
I don't think you can do the entire plane with just a squeezer.
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-07-2018, 01:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 677
Posted By cdeerinck
No Prime?

Out of curiosity, why does your door say "No Prime" on it?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-06-2018, 06:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 688
Posted By cdeerinck
Question Question on serial numbers

I have a QB kit, and the fuselage had a serial number on it (4 digit). Is that the serial number, or is our builder's number (5 digit) the serial number?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-04-2018, 10:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,462
Posted By cdeerinck
Thumbs up Just wow!

Jeff,

First off, I have to say your plane looks gorgeous. The fact that you wrapped around the snorkel like that with no wrinkles is crazy/awesome.

Could I ask a few questions?

Have you had any...
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-03-2018, 04:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,075
Posted By cdeerinck
Bruce, I was told by RV Bits that to add an...

Bruce,

I was told by RV Bits that to add an additional plenum would increase the shipping price by $80. Then you would need to add on the price for me to ship it to you. So you would save some,...
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-03-2018, 08:46 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,546
Posted By cdeerinck
Question I searched Aircraft Spruce for this, and was...

I searched Aircraft Spruce for this, and was unable to find it. Could you possibly provide a link, part#, or full description?
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-30-2018, 01:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 600
Posted By cdeerinck
Aaron - Would you happen to have any pictures of...

Aaron - Would you happen to have any pictures of either the process, or final result? I'd love to see them.
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-30-2018, 01:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 600
Posted By cdeerinck
Steve - Pictures would be fantastic. Can you...

Steve - Pictures would be fantastic. Can you email them to me at cjd9 @ me.com ?
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-30-2018, 12:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 600
Posted By cdeerinck
Question Mid Cabin Cover question

My in-process RV-8 is in need of a single 3 1/8" Instrument in the location of my Mid Cabin Cover. It is a fuel injection controller, and not typically required during flight, so I am ok with the...
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-29-2018, 08:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,075
Posted By cdeerinck
Bruce - Will do.

Bruce - Will do.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-28-2018, 11:43 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,088
Posted By cdeerinck
Here is the Pearl...

Here is the Pearl White:
https://www.metrorestyling.com/3M-1080-SP10-Satin-Pearl-White-Vinyl-Wrap-p/satin1080sp10.htm

I didn't bother to see if it was the best source yet, but it is a standard 3M...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-28-2018, 05:12 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,088
Posted By cdeerinck
I have been on the fence with Vinyl, but I had a...

I have been on the fence with Vinyl, but I had a thought today while reading this post.

My scheme has 4 colors, and a lot of black pinstriping between colors to give it a little extra punch. In...
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-28-2018, 04:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,075
Posted By cdeerinck
Scott - I am in San Diego, and you are New York,...

Scott - I am in San Diego, and you are New York, so I don't know if the "split shipping" idea would work. Bummer, because it sounded like a great idea.

Chris said he is sending me the full quote,...
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-28-2018, 04:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,075
Posted By cdeerinck
Still available.

NJ33JJ - FYI, I reached out to RVBits, and while they don't list the plenum on their website anymore, they will still make them. But the shipping from South Africa is expensive (about $300). They...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-24-2018, 08:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,777
Posted By cdeerinck
Question The proper way to make log book entries

Can any of my brethren here advise me on where to start learning about the proper way to make log book entries (Airframe, Engine, and Propeller) that would help me with requirements and phrasing? ...
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-08-2018, 12:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 647
Posted By cdeerinck
Question SAIB HQ-14-16

In reviewing the Vans Letters and Notices, I came across the letter dated 7/3/2014 about SAIB HQ-14-16 (all-metal lock nuts).

I noticed a post here for an RV-12, where somebody located all of these...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-03-2018, 11:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,312
Posted By cdeerinck
Email me

Randy - send me an email at cjd9 @ me . com and I can send you my schematic if you would like. I am doing a very similar thing.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-30-2018, 11:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,663
Posted By cdeerinck
Talking Very nice

Very nice, thank you! Into the flight bag it goes!
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-15-2018, 10:48 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,114
Posted By cdeerinck
Thumbs up Gil - Wow, I am very impressed. You should...

Gil - Wow, I am very impressed.

You should contact Dynon and ask if they are interested in working it into their product line. I would have loved to have used this, but unfortunately, that work...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-12-2018, 03:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,189
Posted By cdeerinck
Maybe

I just saw this today. Double check it is what you need.

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=158588
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-11-2018, 11:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,189
Posted By cdeerinck
Mine too

I just custom ordered and received an engine just like this.
I will be making it into a fuel injected engine, with an electric fuel pump.

So the factory (at my request) removed the plunger and put a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-05-2018, 09:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 770
Posted By cdeerinck
Post Alodine is now Bonderite

I saw this from the FAA today. FYI, Alodine is now Bonderite.

SAIB: HQ-18-09 Date: February 5, 2018

Introduction
This Special Airworthiness Information Bulletin is to provide awareness of an...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 01-28-2018, 10:31 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,537
Posted By cdeerinck
ETA Spring

The website says it isn't available until Spring.
I am "patiently" waiting.
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-22-2018, 02:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,030
Posted By cdeerinck
Yes, in fact, both displays do. That is a great...

Yes, in fact, both displays do. That is a great point, thank you!

But that now makes me realize that the second SkyView did NOT turn on, even though it had a battery backup. So now I end up with...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-22-2018, 01:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,030
Posted By cdeerinck
Question Resetting a VP-X

In my "not yet flying" RV-8, I have a VP-X, and dual Skyview setup.

I had a VP-X circuit breaker trip in the garage yesterday (yes, I know why it tripped), and I reset it via the VP-X screen on the...
Forum: Close Calls / Lessons Learned 12-19-2017, 05:41 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 42,659
Posted By cdeerinck
The easiest solution is to just keep your...

The easiest solution is to just keep your required documents in a zip-loc bag, and keep that in a pocket in the plane. It protects them and leaves them easily accessible for inspection. ...
Forum: My RV Build Project 11-12-2017, 11:40 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 28,152
Posted By cdeerinck
Question Canopy Skirt

What happened to the rear of your canopy skirt? That doesn't look normal to me at all.

I'm jealous of all the space you have. I'm building out of single car garage.
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-06-2017, 12:15 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 8,216
Posted By cdeerinck
Smile Umm, have you actually sat in an 8? I am 6'2...

Umm, have you actually sat in an 8? I am 6'2 230, with broad shoulders, and there is LOTS of shoulder room. Some people have joked that in order to use the side armrests, you would have to be an...
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-25-2017, 06:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 703
Posted By cdeerinck
Yes, I can splice a new cable, and have done that...

Yes, I can splice a new cable, and have done that before. I guess I was just hoping not to just cut it apart and put it back again. But I will.

So can I just run it between each bulkhead, and...
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-25-2017, 02:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 703
Posted By cdeerinck
Mel - By "through", I meant through one of the...

Mel - By "through", I meant through one of the lightening holes. I can't "go around" without being outside of the airplane.

My problem is that the BNC antenna won't go through any of grommets...
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-25-2017, 02:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 703
Posted By cdeerinck
Question Running a ELT antenna after the fact

I thought I had finished up my tail-cone wiring, but I missed the ELT Anetannae wire. It needs to run from the rear battery box area to the tail.

Does anyone have any suggestions on techniques to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-01-2017, 11:32 AM
Replies: 660
Views: 126,977
Posted By cdeerinck
ABS in heat

Steve - Do you think ABS can tolerate the heat of direct sun under a canopy, and retain its strength and shape?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-09-2017, 02:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,035
Posted By cdeerinck
For the poor

If you are poor, you can get a Tevo Tarantula DIY kit for between $200 and $300 from Gearbest. Not for the faint of heart, but hey, if you can build an airplane, this is a cake walk. I have had one...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-30-2017, 01:19 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,403
Posted By cdeerinck
New news

A little bird told me that Lycoming is introducing a cold air sump soon. Should be one on my new motor.
Forum: Safety 06-22-2017, 02:09 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 14,459
Posted By cdeerinck
Even Vans says to

Just as a data point, I was even directed by the mothership to not follow the plans and alter the fuel vent lines in an RV-8 to match a post here on VAF.

The mod was to create a fuel vent in the...
Forum: Tools 06-20-2017, 12:14 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,362
Posted By cdeerinck
Are the specs on that Tanga correct? It says the...

Are the specs on that Tanga correct? It says the Camera Diameter is 8.4mm but the focal distance is only 3mm to 8mm. So you have to be lest than 1/8" away from something for it to be in focus? Is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-17-2017, 10:44 PM
Replies: 660
Views: 126,977
Posted By cdeerinck
Lightbulb Not needed

Steve,

Thanks, but I got so impatient (it's a me thing), that I went ahead and made them in Fusion.

When I tried Solidworks, I found it very difficult to learn. That's saying something, as I am a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-17-2017, 02:09 PM
Replies: 660
Views: 126,977
Posted By cdeerinck
Sharing 3D files

Steve,

Any chance of sharing your files (both idea #1 and #2) on the mirror mounts?

I use Fusion 360 if you have those, as I would love to see how you progress through the History bar in building...
Forum: RV-10 06-13-2017, 01:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,163
Posted By cdeerinck
EFII for me

I picked the EFII system for two reasons:

1) Someone much more knowledgeable than me did his homework (Robert) and made all the hard choices for me.

2) The fuel rail on a normal SDS system ends at...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-10-2017, 10:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,031
Posted By cdeerinck
Get assistance

My advice is not to try to do the pre-buy yourself if you don't know how to do it well. I am mostly through my build, and if it were me, I would still get someone who knows a lot more than I...
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