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Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs Yesterday, 12:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 738
Posted By tfriendshuh
adorable! thanks for sharing :)

adorable! thanks for sharing :)
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs Yesterday, 09:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 738
Posted By tfriendshuh
pic and links don't work for me - :confused:

pic and links don't work for me - :confused:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-20-2018, 09:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 640
Posted By tfriendshuh
You're retired US Army - go through USAA. They...

You're retired US Army - go through USAA.

They don't directly underwrite aircraft, but they have relationships with brokers with advantageous rates for members
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-16-2018, 03:11 PM
Replies: 654
Views: 617,109
Posted By tfriendshuh
ayup - at least until i can find a visual horizon...

ayup - at least until i can find a visual horizon :cool:
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-15-2018, 10:38 AM
Replies: 654
Views: 617,109
Posted By tfriendshuh
recently got my IFR rating, so I needed to...

recently got my IFR rating, so I needed to upgrade my panel :-)


.https://photos.smugmug.com/325RB/n-4B8Rx7/i-595V29X/1/e050ac9a/XL/i-595V29X-XL.jpg


Thanks Steinair (https://www.steinair.com/)...
Forum: Canada 04-09-2018, 02:07 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 281
Posted By tfriendshuh
RV-8 parking at Thunder Bay?

Anyone know anything about short term (maybe 2 weeks) hangar or tie down space in Thunder Bay?

thnx
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 03-21-2018, 08:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,386
Posted By tfriendshuh
beautiful! thanks for sharing :)

beautiful!

thanks for sharing :)
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-19-2018, 07:00 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,129
Posted By tfriendshuh
I did this too - works great - looks sharp

I did this too - works great - looks sharp
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-23-2018, 07:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 702
Posted By tfriendshuh
Sherwin Williams Sky-Scapes aerospace base/clear...

Sherwin Williams Sky-Scapes aerospace base/clear paint. Same paint Cirrus uses on their planes.

by Midwest Aircraft (http://www.midwestaircraftrefinishing.com/)

added 11 lbs
moved CG aft by...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-23-2018, 07:11 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,720
Posted By tfriendshuh
When I was learning how to fly my RV I extended...

When I was learning how to fly my RV I extended the flaps above Vfe a couple times - a blown fuse was the only result.

I've also flown home with a blown fuse and 20 degrees of flaps - do you know...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-02-2018, 03:04 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,681
Posted By tfriendshuh
Dynon D100 AFS 2500 Garmin 496 GPS GMA-340 comm...

Dynon D100
AFS 2500
Garmin 496 GPS
GMA-340 comm panel
GTX-327 transponder
SL-40 radio

https://photos.smugmug.com/325RB/n-4B8Rx7/i-4KQ9mzq/0/e059efd0/XL/i-4KQ9mzq-XL.jpg
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-17-2018, 01:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,505
Posted By tfriendshuh
How much are you paying? I've got full...

How much are you paying?

I've got full replacement coverage valued @$80K for under $900 per year - doesn't seem like there's a lot of room for reduction realistically - heck I pay more than that for...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-26-2017, 12:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,172
Posted By tfriendshuh
I had to replace the switch at the same time I...

I had to replace the switch at the same time I cleaned the motor...
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-28-2017, 06:13 PM
Replies: 654
Views: 617,109
Posted By tfriendshuh
Talking made some updates to mine recently - best was...

made some updates to mine recently - best was notching the center panel to accommodate my knees - I have a 36"...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 11-21-2017, 12:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,220
Posted By tfriendshuh
Nice pictures - and Vlad - which one is that? -...

Nice pictures - and Vlad - which one is that? - can't see a hull#

I really wanna land an RV on a carrier :D

Couple of knots of wind down the angle and you wouldn't even need a tail-hook :cool:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-06-2017, 02:49 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 11,068
Posted By tfriendshuh
This. Assuming you have a functional gyro or...

This.

Assuming you have a functional gyro or glass equivalent, Keeping the shiny side up is trivial if you spend any time at all on a PC sim. Navigation, separation, and and preventing CFIT are of...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 10-31-2017, 08:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,584
Posted By tfriendshuh
very nice - thanks for sharing :)

very nice - thanks for sharing :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-24-2017, 08:55 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,145
Posted By tfriendshuh
Looks like onions... Maybe sweet Vidalia? :D

Looks like onions... Maybe sweet Vidalia?

:D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-23-2017, 05:52 PM
Replies: 673
Views: 386,936
Posted By tfriendshuh
Bright sunlight made this one pop for...

Bright sunlight made this one pop for me...

https://photos.smugmug.com/325RB/n-4B8Rx7/i-Ntkd9Tc/0/08637a56/XL/i-Ntkd9Tc-XL.jpg
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-18-2017, 01:29 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 578
Posted By tfriendshuh
the quote i got was 10k

the quote i got was 10k
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-02-2017, 07:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,153
Posted By tfriendshuh
I've had my dark paint job for a couple of months...

I've had my dark paint job for a couple of months - about 25 hours of flight time.

It's usually hangared, but has been parked outside for a few days on trips at very warm temps (warm for MN, South...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-17-2017, 09:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,330
Posted By tfriendshuh
Thumbs up congratulations! as a buyer not a builder, I am...

congratulations!

as a buyer not a builder, I am so impressed with guys like you who get out there and get 'er done!
Forum: Polishing your RV 09-13-2017, 03:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,719
Posted By tfriendshuh
Thumbs up awesome :)

awesome :)
Forum: Polishing your RV 09-13-2017, 12:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,719
Posted By tfriendshuh
So where's the after paint pic?:confused::D

So where's the after paint pic?:confused::D
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-23-2017, 08:05 AM
Replies: 773
Views: 862,385
Posted By tfriendshuh
built in 2007 - new to me in 2016 - finally...

built in 2007 - new to me in 2016 - finally gets...
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-03-2017, 12:26 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 12,225
Posted By tfriendshuh
Super cool - thanks for sharing! Talk to me...

Super cool - thanks for sharing!

Talk to me about canopy - was the tip-up easier/better option to stretch than a slider or was that also personal preference?

thnx
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-01-2017, 01:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,300
Posted By tfriendshuh
:D https://photos.smugmug.com/325RB/n-4B8Rx7/i-7G...

:D

https://photos.smugmug.com/325RB/n-4B8Rx7/i-7GqQF5T/0/d53d883c/X2/i-7GqQF5T-X2.jpg
Forum: Northwest 07-14-2017, 07:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 618
Posted By tfriendshuh
Thanks Tim, I'll try that.

Thanks Tim, I'll try that.
Forum: Northwest 07-13-2017, 08:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 618
Posted By tfriendshuh
Idaho Falls PIREP?

I'm considering a relocation to the Idaho Falls area and would appreciate any input on the area airports & flying community.

thnx
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-09-2017, 04:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,409
Posted By tfriendshuh
Where did the pics go?

Where did the pics go?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-29-2017, 01:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,203
Posted By tfriendshuh
I use this version...

I use this version (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00WI3GU8S/) both for both pilot and pax with no discernible system...
Forum: RV-4 06-23-2017, 03:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,438
Posted By tfriendshuh
RV-4 is awesome and if I were a smaller fella...

RV-4 is awesome and if I were a smaller fella that's what I would be flying.

However - I'm 6'5" and my traveling companion is 5'11" and we simply won't fit in a -4.

Have you sat in one?
Forum: Probable Cause Documents Discussed 06-09-2017, 12:19 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 10,261
Posted By tfriendshuh
The universe sometimes fixes stupid for you ...

The universe sometimes fixes stupid for you :cool: ;)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-16-2017, 02:15 PM
Replies: 288
Views: 106,192
Posted By tfriendshuh
Wheee! https://photos.smugmug.com/325RB/n-4B8Rx7/...

Wheee!

https://photos.smugmug.com/325RB/n-4B8Rx7/i-5Bfr7wB/0/2a7cee0d/X2/i-5Bfr7wB-X2.jpg
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-12-2017, 07:44 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 13,161
Posted By tfriendshuh
I think David's talking about the ninebot one -...

I think David's talking about the ninebot one - it's a unicycle and as such, has a significantly steeper learning curve than the 2 wheeled...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-21-2017, 02:47 PM
Replies: 288
Views: 106,192
Posted By tfriendshuh
:D https://photos.smugmug.com/325RB/n-4B8Rx7/i-zh...

:D

https://photos.smugmug.com/325RB/n-4B8Rx7/i-zhwR4Hd/0/X2/i-zhwR4Hd-X2.jpg
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-05-2017, 06:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,061
Posted By tfriendshuh
Nevermind found it....

Nevermind found it....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-22-2017, 11:23 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 13,161
Posted By tfriendshuh
I'm going to try one of...

I'm going to try one of these:

https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/816QtDueDuL._SL1500_.jpg (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01M1SFFNE/ref=od_aui_detailpages00?ie=UTF8&psc=1)
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-14-2017, 11:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,141
Posted By tfriendshuh
exactly correct - I don't have pics of it at hand...

exactly correct - I don't have pics of it at hand unfortunatly
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-14-2017, 10:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,141
Posted By tfriendshuh
https://photos.smugmug.com/RV-8A-Build/i-H8tb2v2/0...

https://photos.smugmug.com/RV-8A-Build/i-H8tb2v2/0/X3/DSCN3551-X3.jpg
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-14-2017, 10:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,141
Posted By tfriendshuh
the seat back attaches via a piano hinge riveted...

the seat back attaches via a piano hinge riveted to the floor panel. The cushions sit on the floor - a wedge shaped one at the bottom and the flat one for your butt on top of that. The back cushion...
Forum: Midwest 02-02-2017, 10:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,125
Posted By tfriendshuh
great pic! Do you do anything special to...

great pic!

Do you do anything special to eliminate reflection?

I always seem to get a faint reflection of the interior in my shots.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-30-2017, 03:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,560
Posted By tfriendshuh
Thumbs up congratulations - it's a beauty!

congratulations - it's a beauty!
Forum: Safety 01-27-2017, 10:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,381
Posted By tfriendshuh
I've used window washer fluid and a scrub brush..

I've used window washer fluid and a scrub brush..
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-25-2017, 06:32 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,912
Posted By tfriendshuh
Found some good info on a blog - turns out it's...

Found some good info on a blog - turns out it's not just structural, there's potentially significant rotational issues depending on where it's mounted with respect to center line...

from...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-24-2017, 02:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,912
Posted By tfriendshuh
Cool Tailhook?

[idle speculation]

Being a former carrier guy - I can't help but wonder what it would take to attach a functional tail-hook to an RV.

Any hard core naval aviation engineers out there with real...
Forum: Painting your RV 01-13-2017, 07:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,494
Posted By tfriendshuh
That does sound fun :)

That does sound fun :)
Forum: Painting your RV 01-12-2017, 03:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,494
Posted By tfriendshuh
visualizing?

I bought an unpainted RV-8A and am trying to come up with a good paint scheme.

anyone have a recommendation for visualizing?

MS Paint and the dropper tool isn't doing it for me :-)

thanks in...
Forum: Midwest 12-22-2016, 11:00 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 616
Posted By tfriendshuh
Christmas at KLVN

Weather permitting I'll be flying into KLVN for the holiday weekend - anyone have hangar space they care to share for a couple nights?
Forum: Safety 11-17-2016, 07:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,552
Posted By tfriendshuh
For coverage on the RV-8A I purchased, my...

For coverage on the RV-8A I purchased, my insurance company wanted "endorsed by CFI qualified to provide transition training" and then required (I think) 1000+ hours in type for the CFI - in type...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-07-2016, 08:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,219
Posted By tfriendshuh
New (to me) RV-8A

I just bought an RV-8A from a regular lurker (Hi Robert!)

Took advantage of the beautiful weather over the weekend to fly the 1200nm from Seattle/Tacoma to Duluth, MN.

Still can't get the RV grin...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 10-31-2016, 01:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,393
Posted By tfriendshuh
Cool what's a curiosity car? ;)

what's a curiosity car? ;)
Forum: My RV Build Project 10-21-2016, 07:01 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 24,750
Posted By tfriendshuh
Thumbs up Nice work!

Nice work!
Forum: Northwest 09-27-2016, 01:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 523
Posted By tfriendshuh
Pre-buy inspection needed - Spanaway WA.

Hello - I'm looking for someone to do a pre-buy inspection on an RV-8A in the Spanaway area.

Ideally both an RV expert and an A&P :)

PM or reply to thread :D

Thanks
Forum: Midwest 09-20-2016, 04:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,532
Posted By tfriendshuh
RV-8 Transition Training in MN or WI

Hey guys, I'm looking for transition training so I can insure an RV-8 :D

About 300 hours PIC, complex/hi perf including some aerobatics in a T-34, but no tailwheel or RV time.

I'm in...
Forum: Southeast 09-20-2016, 04:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 778
Posted By tfriendshuh
Pre-Purchase inspection needed in NC

Hey, I'm looking at an RV-8 in the Winston Salem area but I'm in MN and I'm looking for someone who can do a pre-purchase inspection & test flight.

Any names/contacts would be appreciated.

thanks!
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