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Forum: Electrical Systems 11-23-2019, 03:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,129
Posted By skyking902001
Bond

I peeled off the adhesive backing, then used “Amazing Goop”. After3 years of Texas heat, still holding.
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-12-2019, 11:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 715
Posted By skyking902001
Best Customer Service!

I also had an issue with AeroLeds which I purchased thru Van's and then did not fly near as soon as I thought I would. AeroLeds replaced both wing tip and tail strobe even tho the warranty was...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-20-2019, 01:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 668
Posted By skyking902001
Mine works

Yep, mine came up also.
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-04-2019, 03:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 885
Posted By skyking902001
Chuck, I had exactly the same issue with the...

Chuck, I had exactly the same issue with the wheel pant brackets contacting my Grove gear. I trimmed the bracket to fit around the gear leg. The brackets are plenty stout, so a little trim didn't...
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-03-2019, 07:36 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 31,965
Posted By skyking902001
Jeff, I fabbed a coiled vent line for my -8 with...

Jeff, I fabbed a coiled vent line for my -8 with Grove Airfoil gear. This was so much easier than the vent as shown in the plans. Some have reported fuel burping out the vent on hot days with full...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-06-2019, 07:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,916
Posted By skyking902001
O-rings

I have had several leaks at the brake cylinders (both sides). I finally replaced the factory O-rings (Buna) with Viton rings and so far no more leaks. My -8 has Matco brakes PH-1A. The calipers...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-15-2019, 10:23 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 401
Posted By skyking902001
RV10 CFI

Looking for RV10 CFI in North Texas/OKC/Tulsa area.
214-801-8514 cell ask for Dean.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-01-2019, 04:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 885
Posted By skyking902001
Another source for Viton O Rings: ...

Another source for Viton O Rings: http://www.oringsandmore.com/

My plane sat for about 6 weeks in the paint shop. I flew home and the temps dropped to the low 20's for a few days. Went to the...
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-06-2019, 11:59 AM
Replies: 815
Views: 996,643
Posted By skyking902001
Paint!

Finally got some paint on the -8. Painted by GLO Aircraft Painting--Roanoke, TX (52F). Mark and the guys did an outstanding job!

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Forum: RV-8/8A 01-01-2019, 08:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,140
Posted By skyking902001
Don, congrats! Beautiful bird--enjoy the ride! ...

Don, congrats! Beautiful bird--enjoy the ride! That magic time machine can take you to countless destinations! :D:D
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-22-2018, 09:33 AM
Replies: 815
Views: 996,643
Posted By skyking902001
RV-8 Done!

Don, congrats on completion-bird looks fantastic. I know you will enjoy flying her--these are amazing airplanes!:D:D:D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-15-2018, 07:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 824
Posted By skyking902001
I used this stripper for coax. Once the blades...

I used this stripper for coax. Once the blades are properly adjusted, it works perfectly every...
Forum: Texas (North) 11-02-2018, 11:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,634
Posted By skyking902001
Hey Scott, I just dropped my -8 at Glo Custom for...

Hey Scott, I just dropped my -8 at Glo Custom for paint--saw your bird in the same hanger. I'll be back to 52F in 10 days or so and check on both of our planes--if you would like, I'll send you a...
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-19-2018, 06:52 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 7,426
Posted By skyking902001
I couldn't agree more! The VP-X greatly...

I couldn't agree more! The VP-X greatly simplified my wiring portion of the build. Has to be one of the best investments I made in my project!:)
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-08-2018, 08:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 841
Posted By skyking902001
Not sure which trim is used on the -14, but on my...

Not sure which trim is used on the -14, but on my -8 I tested the Ray Allen trim motor using a 9 volt battery. Runs slower than normal, but good for testing. Good luck with your build!
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-15-2018, 03:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,147
Posted By skyking902001
Hmm, I missed this one. I updated the September...

Hmm, I missed this one. I updated the September data base, but now I notice in the 15.3.4 release, it says to update the new release BEFORE you update the data base. Wonder what will happen?? Hope...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-08-2018, 04:07 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 28,325
Posted By skyking902001
After a flight last week, I noticed a drip from...

After a flight last week, I noticed a drip from the fuel pump overflow. It appeared to have leaked enough to leave a small streak on the lower fuselage, although I never had any indication of a fuel...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-17-2018, 07:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 652
Posted By skyking902001
Kitlog-Windows10

I just moved my kitlog from an old computer to a new computer with Windows 10. Following is a link for info which I used--worked without any issues.


www.kitlog.com/Windows10/

Steve
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-26-2018, 02:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,923
Posted By skyking902001
I laid a bag of sand over the tail wheel...

I laid a bag of sand over the tail wheel stinger--worked great.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-26-2018, 02:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,516
Posted By skyking902001
Thanks to all for the responses. I did use the...

Thanks to all for the responses. I did use the Rapco tool to push out the old rivets and then to set the new ones. Took about 45 minutes to remove the old disk pads and install the new ones.
Clear...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-25-2018, 08:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,516
Posted By skyking902001
David, thanks for the reply. I do have the...

David, thanks for the reply. I do have the threaded screw type tool for setting the rivets. My question still remains--do I drill out the old rivets with #25 drill per Matco instructions or use the...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-25-2018, 06:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,516
Posted By skyking902001
Pad rivet removal

Old thread, but need some advice. I'm finishing my first condition inspection--and have been a bit hard on brakes. I received a pad replacement kit from Van's and also bot a Rapco rivet tool. The...
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-19-2018, 05:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,417
Posted By skyking902001
Strut

Laz, I used McMaster Carr part #11615A14. Matt Dralle has an excellent write up in his kit-log for installing the strut. Good luck with your build.

Steve
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-18-2018, 09:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 54,865
Posted By skyking902001
Hey Don, I keep checking your log--I see you are...

Hey Don, I keep checking your log--I see you are making very steady progress. I hope my log has been helpful to you and others. I followed Brent's log and Michael Elliot a lot during my build. As...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-11-2017, 09:01 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 13,482
Posted By skyking902001
1000' vs 1500'

Probably opening myself a can of worms here, but I seem to recall that 1000' pattern altitude was for piston driven aircraft while 1500' was for turbine powered aircraft. Granted 1500' might be more...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-08-2017, 09:51 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,566
Posted By skyking902001
PSC

I've been buying oil from Petroleum Service Company. $52.19 per case for the 20w50 XC plus shipping of about $17 to Gunter, TX.
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-01-2017, 06:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,387
Posted By skyking902001
Thanks

Guys, thanks for all the comments. I'll try to post some pics of first flight. Been a long journey--only wish I had started the project 5 years earlier!
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-30-2017, 03:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,387
Posted By skyking902001
Another RV-8 is complete!

Just completed airworthiness inspection! 7 years and 2631+ hours. Phase I--here I come!



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Mel Asberry-DAR and me.
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-13-2017, 10:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,536
Posted By skyking902001
Slider block

Van's slider block is part number is C-661. Current price is $11.40.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-04-2017, 08:49 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,833
Posted By skyking902001
Doug, thank-you for sharing your life "work"...

Doug, thank-you for sharing your life "work" history. Very fortunate for all of us that you evolved from car-hop to the VAF originator. I, like many others have or are about to realize the dream of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-10-2017, 05:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,437
Posted By skyking902001
My fix

I realize this is an old thread, but may help someone in the future. I also had a loose fit on the right wing tip and already had both halves of the hinge riveted in. I tried some .091 oversize...
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-17-2017, 09:06 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,771
Posted By skyking902001
Thanks, found answer on a couple of build logs. ...

Thanks, found answer on a couple of build logs. Seems that several of the -8's require 3 washers. Not sure if mine needs 3 or not, but will find out soon. I will use one under bolt head and...
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-16-2017, 10:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,771
Posted By skyking902001
Wing bolt washers

I am about to do the final wing install and I see on several logs where -8 builders are having to use 3 washers under the nuts to get them tightened up. My question--it is acceptable to put one...
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-03-2017, 09:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,905
Posted By skyking902001
John, here is a link to my kitlog showing how I...

John, here is a link to my kitlog showing how I mounted my VP-X. If I were to do it again, I'd move the unit left about an inch. The plugs on the outboard side of mine are difficult to get to now...
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-03-2016, 08:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,211
Posted By skyking902001
Robert, thanks for the reply. I did some further...

Robert, thanks for the reply. I did some further research and found the recommended edge distance for composite material is 2.5 times hole diameter which works out to .36". I measured and drilled...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-03-2016, 08:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,761
Posted By skyking902001
It's in the Builders Manual

Here is an entry from my kit-log on 2-2-12 which I believe addresses the issue:


"On the RV-8 quick build there are 12 bolts that are left out during assembly that need to be installed. The manual...
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-02-2016, 07:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,211
Posted By skyking902001
Question regarding wheel pants

I am working on wheel pants on my RV-8 and have a question. Drawing 45 shows the distance from the aft edge of the forward half of the wheel pant to the center of the screw holes as 1/8". The...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-07-2016, 07:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,840
Posted By skyking902001
I talked to one of the guys at GloCustom paint a...

I talked to one of the guys at GloCustom paint a few days ago--he said to use a credit card as a gap reference.
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-28-2016, 09:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 10,515
Posted By skyking902001
Here is pic of final fit of the baggage door. I...

Here is pic of final fit of the baggage door. I applied pro seal between the ribs and inner skin, then clecoed the inner skin and strapped the door in place. After the proseal cured, I removed the...
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-12-2016, 11:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 10,515
Posted By skyking902001
Progress!

Thanks to everyone who responded to my plea for help--many great suggestions. I believe the best fit can be obtained by shimming the cowling to match the door. However, I had a couple of cherry max...
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-05-2016, 01:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 10,515
Posted By skyking902001
HELP--#%*$ Baggage Door

Ok guys, about to admit the baggage door has beaten me :(. This is the second door I've built and it is only marginally better than the first. I've read every thread on the board regarding the door...
Forum: RV-10 09-15-2016, 09:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,494
Posted By skyking902001
I would try a 1/4" reamer for most holes called...

I would try a 1/4" reamer for most holes called out to be drilled to 1/4"--makes for a much better hole.
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-14-2016, 09:00 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 23,563
Posted By skyking902001
Antenna wiring

I was planning on putting the antenna under the empenage fairing. However, the new 406 antenna's are too long to mount on the aft bulkhead. So, now thinking about installing on the passenger...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-31-2016, 02:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,377
Posted By skyking902001
The fix!

Ok, I was about to sand the outside and mix some micro, then decided to see if I could remove part of the end of the dowel. I sanded the new glass down to the wing tip then worked and sawed with a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-31-2016, 07:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,377
Posted By skyking902001
Thanks

Thanks everyone for the replies. The depression is very shallow-only visible if the tip is held at just the right angle, but you can feel it. I think I'll try a little heat, then fill with micro. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-30-2016, 10:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,377
Posted By skyking902001
Angry Wing tip help

Need some wing tip advice from the collective brain trust. I wanted to stiffen the wing tips, but the law of unintended consequences bit me. Several mistakes--I used 3/8" dowel rod--1/4" would have...
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-12-2016, 08:12 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 974
Posted By skyking902001
Sam, see my log for August 2012. As I recall, I...

Sam, see my log for August 2012. As I recall, I placed a level on the bottom of the fuse over the main spar area. I checked a couple of locations both fore and aft of that point and both were...
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-08-2016, 07:51 AM
Replies: 38
POH
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Posted By skyking902001
POH

Airel, I also would like a copy. Thank you very much! skyking902001 at yahoo dot com.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-23-2016, 11:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,293
Posted By skyking902001
My RV8 QB was also very close-don't remember...

My RV8 QB was also very close-don't remember exact numbers without looking back at my logs. I checked mine numerous times over several days-finally got up enough nerve and drilled the rear attach...
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-19-2016, 09:42 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,347
Posted By skyking902001
Robert, thanks so much for the reply. Never...

Robert, thanks so much for the reply. Never thought about just raising the nutplate--duh! For the lower nutplate, I plan to use the existing upper rivet hole as the lower rivet hole for a miniature...
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-18-2016, 11:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,347
Posted By skyking902001
Oil Cooler Mounting

Need some advice from the wizards! I have cut the rear baffle for the oil cooler and drilled the 705A for nutplates, etc. The lower inboard nutplate is in contact with a cooling fin. If I insert a...
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-14-2016, 08:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 8,137
Posted By skyking902001
Unhappy [QUOTE=Blain;1061833]I'm convinced if Vans sent...

[QUOTE=Blain;1061833]I'm convinced if Vans sent baffle kits first instead of empennage there would be very few RV's in the air....
QUOTE]

My sentiments exactly! This is quickly becoming the least...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-29-2016, 08:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,236
Posted By skyking902001
Don, thanks for the kind words as well as the...

Don, thanks for the kind words as well as the links. I looked at a number of links, but somehow missed these. Confirms what I suspected--cowling offset is to compensate for the engine being...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-29-2016, 04:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,236
Posted By skyking902001
Cowling question

I'm working on fitting the front cowl--using Dan Horton's method. The nose of the cowlings appear to be offset--there is about .65" difference (measured at the edge of the cowling) between the left...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-21-2015, 09:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,217
Posted By skyking902001
Map Lights

Laz, I made a small cover to fit over the bulkhead cap--installed with some #6 screws. Then, I mounted the map light to the cover--can be easily removed as needed in the future. Here is a link to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-07-2015, 09:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,731
Posted By skyking902001
My rear stick measures 11.1 " from the base of...

My rear stick measures 11.1 " from the base of the stick to the top of the Infinity grip.
Forum: RV-9/9A 12-05-2015, 07:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,186
Posted By skyking902001
I made a dimple die from a piece of scrap...

I made a dimple die from a piece of scrap 3/16"--put a c/s in it and used a screw thru the skin to form the dimple. See my kitlog post...
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-06-2015, 07:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,315
Posted By skyking902001
Pin??

Robert, do you have a pic of your pin install? I'm at this same point in my build and have been wondering what to to with securing the pin. Thanks,

Steve
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-31-2015, 10:52 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,695
Posted By skyking902001
Might want to check with Avery Tools--their...

Might want to check with Avery Tools--their torque seal is slightly cheaper--shipping from Fort Worth might not be as much as from the coast.

Steve
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-05-2015, 02:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,672
Posted By skyking902001
Looks pretty close to the way I hung my HS on the...

Looks pretty close to the way I hung my HS on the garage wall. However, I hung my opposite yours so it was suspended by the front spar. I also put a piece of 1x4 wood on the top and bottom of the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-27-2015, 09:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 964
Posted By skyking902001
Thanks!

Thanks guys! I was thinking a #30 should be ok, but thought I'd better check with the group just to be on the safe side.

Steve
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-27-2015, 02:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 964
Posted By skyking902001
Dynon EGT probe install

I drilled 1/8" holes in exhaust pipes per instructions. The probes don't fit thru the holes. I tried a #30 hole in some scrap--the probes fit nicely. I might be able to force the probe into an...
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