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Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 03-26-2020, 03:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,543
Posted By BruceEicher
Prize here waiting

Vlad, KUAO has your prize waiting, only one airport and includes a bonus free beer.
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-01-2019, 09:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,913
Posted By BruceEicher
Yes I agree Steve, the dipstick only deserves a...

Yes I agree Steve, the dipstick only deserves a few minutes in the making. I made mine as I first filled the tanks 7 years ago. Much more time was spent calibrating, testing and recalibrating the...
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-01-2019, 08:16 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,913
Posted By BruceEicher
Pic

https://i.postimg.cc/vgqjSVVr/D69-A471-E-3-B3-F-44-BB-BDE6-A676-E37-D351-A.jpg (https://postimg.cc/vgqjSVVr)
Forum: Trip Write-ups 06-22-2019, 02:21 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 56,975
Posted By BruceEicher
Sorry Hermann for not catching up to you with a...

Sorry Hermann for not catching up to you with a sleeping pad and steak!
Prost!
Forum: Trip Write-ups 06-22-2019, 02:19 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 56,975
Posted By BruceEicher
German sighting

Image actually from Hermann, I think itís Johnson Creek

https://i.postimg.cc/GpK2LTXQ/02-EC714-A-F85-B-4-F68-A55-A-652-CC1-F49956.jpg (https://postimages.org/)
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-06-2019, 03:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,630
Posted By BruceEicher
Solo I always put my tiedowns, oil, tools and any...

Solo I always put my tiedowns, oil, tools and any luggage in the back for better CG. In your configuration I would run out of trim but my knob will stop turning.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-30-2019, 08:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,960
Posted By BruceEicher
Iíve never met him, but do have solid evidence of...

Iíve never met him, but do have solid evidence of his visits and escapades that I am holding onto, these objects might be collectors items some day.
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-22-2019, 01:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 625
Posted By BruceEicher
Yes 60Ē to my IO-360 M1B 2.25Ē movement would be...

Yes 60Ē to my IO-360 M1B
2.25Ē movement would be an 1/8Ē improvement over stock, stock just does it with no spare in my case.
Spare parts on hand, adel clamps, heat shield sleeve, thru firewall...
Forum: Oregon 05-09-2019, 11:08 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,014
Posted By BruceEicher
Done. Enjoy Vanís and Iíll see you tonight.

Done. Enjoy Vanís and Iíll see you tonight.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-02-2019, 08:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,157
Posted By BruceEicher
One of the best threads...lost. Image hosting...

One of the best threads...lost. Image hosting problems Scott?
http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=140836&highlight=Bike+scott

HEY! On another biking note, if anyone wants to MTB...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-26-2019, 09:46 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,905
Posted By BruceEicher
I am in conversation with...

I am in conversation with merrill@supreme-door.com and have had a look at his doors for my current project. Looks great, good client feedback, honest business man...:cool: Merrill manufactures and...
Forum: Oregon 04-25-2019, 11:23 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,014
Posted By BruceEicher
Hi Ariel, If you would like to have dinner with...

Hi Ariel,
If you would like to have dinner with 30 or so pilots and their spouses, Thursday night on the Aurora airport is our Columbia Aviation Association dinner and meeting. It is a mixed group...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-07-2019, 11:17 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,659
Posted By BruceEicher
I’m working with Flyboy’s to replace the classic...

I’m working with Flyboy’s to replace the classic wood slide quadrant on my -8.

I take it most choices are made by DJM?

The Flyboy model looks very nice and Blake offered to make me one for my fixed...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 04-06-2019, 11:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,898
Posted By BruceEicher
Hi Sandy and Roy! You guys are always having fun...

Hi Sandy and Roy!

You guys are always having fun in many great spots! Thanks for sharing, love your stories too.

A couple years ago we flew and camped at PAN Payson, South of Sedona. Nice desert...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-01-2019, 09:28 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,756
Posted By BruceEicher
How did the flight review go? Did you do any zero...

How did the flight review go? Did you do any zero or negative G maneuvers? I was quite surprised on how much oil dumped on my belly through the crank case vent the first time I slow rolled. Then I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-21-2019, 10:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 435
Posted By BruceEicher
Hi Jim, I donít live there but have family and...

Hi Jim,
I donít live there but have family and fly there often. We plan the next 4 of 5 weekends there. I canít tell you much about the airport community, non-towered but one or two commercial...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-21-2019, 05:06 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 8,966
Posted By BruceEicher
Law Two

RV LAW OF STATED PERFORMANCE NUMBERS
If you state any performance number on your craft someone in the audience will have always have a better one for theirs.
Forum: Safety 03-13-2019, 07:36 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 666
Posted By BruceEicher
Yes, quite nice NW RV-10 family designed it. I...

Yes, quite nice NW RV-10 family designed it. I have purchased one but have not found the 30 minutes to install it yet. Will report when I do. Very good Dynon and Advanced support for it, talked to...
Forum: Canada 03-04-2019, 09:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,088
Posted By BruceEicher
Hi Hermann! So you are going to make the hop over...

Hi Hermann!
So you are going to make the hop over the pond, fantastic!
Where is Val-d`Or Area? Canada?
Let me know how I can help, if needed.
Blue skies and tail winds!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-16-2019, 06:28 PM
Replies: 497
Views: 237,320
Posted By BruceEicher
Very Cool Kent!

Very Cool Kent!
Forum: Aircraft Camping 02-16-2019, 11:42 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,077
Posted By BruceEicher
My findings and personal preferences

My wife and I have transitioned from car camping with the boat to backpacking and airplane camping over the course of seven years. We now have spare everything as we settle into comfortable but light...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-14-2019, 12:00 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 9,935
Posted By BruceEicher
Another potential member

It was so cold my fingers and brain missed the altimeter adjustment by .01. Hope this and the dirty screen is forgiven.
Flying home from Arizona last weekend.
I should have also turned into the...
Forum: West (and Southwest) 02-11-2019, 04:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,890
Posted By BruceEicher
I too enjoyed the fly-in and the airshow. Good...

I too enjoyed the fly-in and the airshow. Good idea to combine the two and bring in the public, for free. You can’t be too judgemental of regional events, they need our support. Great job Joe!
It...
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-04-2019, 09:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,050
Posted By BruceEicher
Hereís the thread on larger tires, same wheels...

Hereís the thread on larger tires, same wheels and pants.
http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=23360
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 01-09-2019, 04:37 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 39,981
Posted By BruceEicher
But did you land on that strip? ;)

But did you land on that strip? ;)
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 01-09-2019, 12:27 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 39,981
Posted By BruceEicher
www.postimages.org has no pop ups,...

www.postimages.org has no pop ups, yet...

https://i.postimg.cc/6pKPJr5n/C190560-F-6287-4-A3-D-AC75-730-E182970-EC.jpg (https://postimages.org/)
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 01-02-2019, 03:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,430
Posted By BruceEicher
Yesterday was my third flight to the coast in...

Yesterday was my third flight to the coast in three days. Katie, Hana and I beached and lunched at Left Coast Monday. It was a great weekend.

The flight plan assumes cruise with no taxi or stops,...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 01-01-2019, 09:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,430
Posted By BruceEicher
2019 Sats, maybe ahead of Vlad for a day?

Finished off (this year so far) 15 different airport landings, 5 new airports for Hula and I, one grass strip and 2 night landings and one victory roll. I was trying for the intire Oregon Coast and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-27-2018, 08:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,071
Posted By BruceEicher
My Hangar is 100’ from PCA, so I ordered most of...

My Hangar is 100’ from PCA, so I ordered most of my complete Dynon system thru them. But if they don’t have it in stock you do wait for Dynon, then for PCA as the middle man. I feel both companies...
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-16-2018, 10:01 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 11,709
Posted By BruceEicher
Thanks Ken for both your help and compliments. ...

Thanks Ken for both your help and compliments. We saw Harmon and all the gang last night at our party, sorry you werenít there. I did not think, maybe you donít get the chapter emails?
And, my...
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-15-2018, 11:28 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 11,709
Posted By BruceEicher
Done...

Back to indoor activities here in Oregon; so I finally took the time to finish the wheel pants from the larger tire upgrade and the transition fairings for Hulaís new Aluminum Airfoil Gear...
Forum: Aircraft Camping 12-11-2018, 09:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,077
Posted By BruceEicher
Airplane Camping Equipment List Using UL (Ultra...

Airplane Camping Equipment List
Using UL (Ultra Lite) backpacking gear mostly bought at REI, we fit all this, plus clothes and food and keep under gross with full tanks in our RV-8. This list weighs...
Forum: ADS-B 12-10-2018, 01:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,664
Posted By BruceEicher
I assume what Jim is saying and I am thinking is...

I assume what Jim is saying and I am thinking is the ADSB is reporting altitude difference from your flight and the traffic flight position. But what are the two devices using for your altitude? ...
Forum: Reviews 12-03-2018, 09:36 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,508
Posted By BruceEicher
New Dynon D3 Pocket Panel.

Dynon D3 PIREP
I am participating in the early release of the Pocket Panel D3 with synthetic vision.
I have had my eye on the D1 and D2 as they have come out. My complete Dynon Skyview Touch system...
Forum: Painting your RV 11-28-2018, 11:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,658
Posted By BruceEicher
I used fly boys, been 6 years and no problems on...

I used fly boys, been 6 years and no problems on my -8

https://www.flyboyaccessories.com
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 11-27-2018, 10:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,980
Posted By BruceEicher
Hermann Demos RV-8 Aerobatics While Giving You a Scenic Tour of Germany

Hermann Schiele "SuperCubDriver" shows off his flying skills, his countryside and his beautiful RV-8

Enjoy!

https://youtu.be/K1KEvNY3-DM

https://youtu.be/om4cj67pavo
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 11-26-2018, 10:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,211
Posted By BruceEicher
Hermann is sending me some more video, but heís...

Hermann is sending me some more video, but heís not one to bore you with extra footage. :)

LOM in-line 4
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 11-23-2018, 09:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,211
Posted By BruceEicher
RV flying in Germany, photo and video proof.

Posting for a very dear friend;

RV-7 Tobias Treichel, RV-6 Peter Grievner and Herbert Fluck, RV-7A Klaus-Peter Morhard.
http://i66.tinypic.com/r2kdu9.jpg

http://i68.tinypic.com/mue8g5.jpg

And if...
Forum: Painting your RV 11-22-2018, 04:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,559
Posted By BruceEicher
I’ve been pulling some 5 year old 1080 and Avery...

I’ve been pulling some 5 year old 1080 and Avery chrome vinyl, it has been mostly hangared with 550 Hobbs hours. So far pretty easy to pull with heat, then some clean up with alcohol where the 3M...
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-17-2018, 11:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,803
Posted By BruceEicher
Hi, Exciting! I inserted some possible answers...

Hi,
Exciting! I inserted some possible answers into your text below. A lot of good experience and advice here on VAF, but also talk to the manufacturers, Vanís, Garmin and so forth.
Have fun, you...
Forum: COMM 11-17-2018, 03:44 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,346
Posted By BruceEicher
I like my flightcom 403 intercom, $250 from...

I like my flightcom 403 intercom, $250 from Vanís. when I switched out my Icom for the Dynon Radio I kept the 403.
Forum: COMM 11-17-2018, 02:35 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,346
Posted By BruceEicher
You might already know...A common ďweak linkĒ...

You might already know...A common ďweak linkĒ with the A210 is the ribbon connecting the head to the base.
http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=49429&highlight=A210+ribbon
Forum: Painting your RV 11-16-2018, 07:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,559
Posted By BruceEicher
I asked aircraft wraps once what their special...

I asked aircraft wraps once what their special trade secret product was. They brushed me off.
Six years and 500+ hours now on my 3M 1080 colors and Avery Conform Chrome. While I have polished...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-14-2018, 08:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,416
Posted By BruceEicher
Yep, here with clear resin the burlap is seen but...

Yep, here with clear resin the burlap is seen but not felt.
http://i64.tinypic.com/ix8r34.jpg
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-13-2018, 03:38 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 14,634
Posted By BruceEicher
Grandsonís RV

Another completion, used a giant scale prop and spinner, belt driven from pedal crank as per EAA plans.
2 yrís Birthday, heís too small yet to reach the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-26-2018, 05:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,392
Posted By BruceEicher
Upgrade to touch for the faster processor, and...

Upgrade to touch for the faster processor, and get the dongle, works great with ForeFlight.
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-23-2018, 04:27 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 7,770
Posted By BruceEicher
Experienced all three

I started with Vanís stock springs, in about 100 hours went to Rocket link, liked it but had one cross wind breakout, without any more than a scare, and then it broke at about 400 hours. ...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-13-2018, 09:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,298
Posted By BruceEicher
Yes, to the Dynon converter and as I remember yes...

Yes, to the Dynon converter and as I remember yes to the plates. Itís been 8 years since I built my tanks, I used Vanís plate kit. And the Dynon converter from 6 years ago. So things could have...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-12-2018, 10:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,298
Posted By BruceEicher
http://i67.tinypic.com/14mw7yu.jpg I did...

http://i67.tinypic.com/14mw7yu.jpg

I did recalibrate after flying about 30 hours. Now I am within a gallon or two almost all times.
My dipstick is the most accurate, then my fuel flow red cube then...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-12-2018, 11:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,298
Posted By BruceEicher
Sure, Iíll snap a pic tonight, but Ray is right...

Sure, Iíll snap a pic tonight, but Ray is right...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-11-2018, 04:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,298
Posted By BruceEicher
I have your same set up for six years. I have...

I have your same set up for six years. I have found that a poor electrical connection at the tank to converter will give me a false reading, sometimes even an empty tank reading. The connection...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-09-2018, 08:17 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,761
Posted By BruceEicher
Looks like the Death Star used rattle can,...

Looks like the Death Star used rattle can, several cans...
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-28-2018, 05:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 843
Posted By BruceEicher
And another

Does this help? Sorry, pic not taken for any particular assembly.

http://i64.tinypic.com/11jodv4.jpg
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-28-2018, 04:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 843
Posted By BruceEicher
I have more pictures than the time to load and...

I have more pictures than the time to load and try to post, but here’s one;

http://i67.tinypic.com/14slaax.jpg
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-22-2018, 10:11 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,146
Posted By BruceEicher
Hey Randy, Any better recommendations over the...

Hey Randy,
Any better recommendations over the stock quadrant in the -8 (2 lever)?

And, looks like your signature could use some updating. :)
You in Seattle now?

Cheers!
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-14-2018, 10:10 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 7,770
Posted By BruceEicher
More information

Long thread is worth a read in making an equipment decision and/or setup.
http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=141815&highlight=Tailwheel+cable+chains
Forum: Reviews 09-03-2018, 03:45 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 9,115
Posted By BruceEicher
No data is used that I know of until an event, In...

No data is used that I know of until an event, In my case; light motion temperature or sound above my perimeters and the switch commands on the other module.

Yes the WiFi is left on, plugged in.
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 08-30-2018, 09:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 825
Posted By BruceEicher
Take a hike thru a cave or two in Sunriver. Fly...

Take a hike thru a cave or two in Sunriver. Fly to Sisters and bike to town. Air tour the Sisters Mountains for sure.
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-28-2018, 07:01 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 11,709
Posted By BruceEicher
They did stop, then I heard they did one...

They did stop, then I heard they did one production run recently. Compare them...
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-28-2018, 06:50 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 11,709
Posted By BruceEicher
Yes, by the same designer and machine shop as...

Yes, by the same designer and machine shop as the original factory legs all the way to fail. And the aluminum took more abuse/weight than the steel before failure.
Forum: Painting your RV 08-28-2018, 01:15 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,820
Posted By BruceEicher
We hear you!

Sorry you did not receive more help John. The producer of the decals should have been more help it seems to me. The red wing tips would be easier to do with 3M 1080 if the color was close enough. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-12-2018, 10:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,351
Posted By BruceEicher
An event every weekend on my calendar; 4S2 WAAAM...

An event every weekend on my calendar; 4S2 WAAAM yearly event is Sept 8-9, the next weekend is a fly-in at 56S Seaside, then JSY Joseph OR Airshow, then last weekend is HIO Hillsboro Airshow.
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