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Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-29-2020, 08:06 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 10,155
Posted By PhatRV
Thank you for your very detailed explanation and...

Thank you for your very detailed explanation and all the steps to troubleshoot the intermittent problems. I am planning to install something similar to my RV8 and this thread has the importance that...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-28-2020, 05:56 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 10,155
Posted By PhatRV
So what is the answer. I don't have time to...

So what is the answer. I don't have time to peruse threads that arnt active from the day before. I realized the OP wants to do this like IMC club but I don't have the wealth of knowledge spanning...
Forum: Safety 05-28-2020, 05:50 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 21,252
Posted By PhatRV
Thanks for the link to the AD. I would have used...

Thanks for the link to the AD. I would have used one clamp if I didn't stumble this thread.
Forum: Safety 05-28-2020, 08:06 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 21,252
Posted By PhatRV
Can you explain the AD about the fuel spider...

Can you explain the AD about the fuel spider lines and why this is dangerous? I never looked inside an engine cowl of a good flyable airplane and don't know what is acceptable from the crapped out...
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-27-2020, 04:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 223
Posted By PhatRV
I am doing my panel now and I do have an intercom...

I am doing my panel now and I do have an intercom panel. Dynon says this panel has stereo. I don't want to hack a intercom panel by myself with my limited knowledge. The instructions help a lot
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-27-2020, 01:54 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 55,471
Posted By PhatRV
This is the one I ordered from...

This is the one I ordered from ACSpruce

https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/hapages/mas1804-6n04-03822.php
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-26-2020, 10:20 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 55,471
Posted By PhatRV
I ordered them from...

I ordered them from https://military-fasteners.com. Aircraft Spruce doesn't carry this size and the order person there refused to make special order. Bummer.

Unfortunately, the military-fasterner...
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-26-2020, 08:39 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 55,471
Posted By PhatRV
New NAS Bolts

I just received the new NAS bolts that are long enough for the higher strength nut.

In the picture below, the NAS6206-27 bolt and the shallow nut are from Van's RV8 kit. This bolt it turns out has...
Forum: COMM 05-25-2020, 07:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 470
Posted By PhatRV
Thanks for all the replies. I am glad building a...

Thanks for all the replies. I am glad building a ground plane is so simple without resorting a huge piece of aluminum sheet.
Forum: COMM 05-25-2020, 02:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 470
Posted By PhatRV
Antenna Grounding Plane Sizing and Method Question

I am going to bench test my avionics and will test the transceiver and transponder operation outside of the airplane before permanently mount the avionics inside the airplane. I need to mount the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-22-2020, 11:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,110
Posted By PhatRV
Thanks for the link.

Thanks for the link.
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-22-2020, 09:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 250
Posted By PhatRV
Thanks for the information of how to get this...

Thanks for the information of how to get this tool. I have the same gap as well. I am planning to close this gap at the same time I fit the wings to the fuselage.
Forum: RV-14 05-22-2020, 08:28 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,902
Posted By PhatRV
Dude, if you are already building race car,...

Dude, if you are already building race car, building airplane is easy. There are so many little things in the race cars that must be set right compare to airplane.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-22-2020, 08:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 513
Posted By PhatRV
Okay the key is get the bubble level calibrated...

Okay the key is get the bubble level calibrated then. I know none of my levels are calibrated since they were bought from the hardware store almost a decade ago. I will calibrate then to see if...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-21-2020, 03:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 513
Posted By PhatRV
I have a bubble level from 6" torpedo type to a...

I have a bubble level from 6" torpedo type to a long framing level. I read something in this forum about using the machinist level since the wing incidence must be set very precisely and the digital...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-21-2020, 09:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 513
Posted By PhatRV
Shortest Machinist Level size to level wing?

I am planning to pre-fit the wings and to drill out the necessary holes sometime later this year. What is the best size, of a machinist level I can use to level the wing ? I realize the longer...
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-20-2020, 08:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 903
Posted By PhatRV
Before you try to rebend it, cleco the rudder...

Before you try to rebend it, cleco the rudder spar and rib and see if the rudder skin is still straight and the trailing edge still has the correct curvature. Aluminun sheet is supposed to be...
Forum: RV-14 05-20-2020, 08:43 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,902
Posted By PhatRV
I am afraid my RV8 FWF kit is not the same as the...

I am afraid my RV8 FWF kit is not the same as the finishing it. I was thinking the same thing too :mad:. The finishing kit contains the cowls, plexiglass, tires, brakes, engine mount, and...
Forum: Fiberglass 05-20-2020, 07:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 499
Posted By PhatRV
What you are referring to is related to the hobby...

What you are referring to is related to the hobby store epoxy that is marked as 5min/10min/30min where the 30min variety makes a stronger bond. The laminating epoxy we use in aerospace structure...
Forum: RV-14 05-19-2020, 02:59 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,902
Posted By PhatRV
I just went through the exercise for my RV8 build...

I just went through the exercise for my RV8 build but here are my estimates for your bare minimum of a RV14 equiped for basic VFR cross-country mission. There is no GTN navigator or other expensive...
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-19-2020, 07:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 964
Posted By PhatRV
The paper drawing is not full size. If you...

The paper drawing is not full size. If you measure the bend locations as noted in the plan, the longerons will come out perfect. You need to make the mark before you make the bend. Some people...
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-18-2020, 01:37 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,112
Posted By PhatRV
As long as the adhesive holds. The aerospace...

As long as the adhesive holds. The aerospace adhesive evolved quite a bit since the late 70's. Back then nobody trusted adhesive alone and structure design have reams of paper to certify the bonded...
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-18-2020, 10:37 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,112
Posted By PhatRV
Try the ckickbond nutplate. The nutplates are...

Try the ckickbond nutplate. The nutplates are bonded to the inside of the skin so you never have to rivet anything through the skin. The adhesive it uses is super strong and it is certified for all...
Forum: Formation Flying 05-17-2020, 08:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 474
Posted By PhatRV
Some of the pictures in the...

Some of the pictures in the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-17-2020, 08:32 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 131
Posted By PhatRV
Initial Checkout Dynon Display w/ADAHRS Question

What is the best way to perform power on checkout of the Dynon HDX display with ADHARS connected to the Dynon Skyview Network?

I am hoping to checkout out each individual avionic equipment as I...
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-15-2020, 10:02 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,011
Posted By PhatRV
Don't underestimate the time to wire the modern...

Don't underestimate the time to wire the modern EFIS. Instead of 2 wires for power and ground, the modern EFIS requires all kinds of data wires. It usually takes me a few hours to make one run of...
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-14-2020, 02:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 964
Posted By PhatRV
The bending of the longeron was one of the the...

The bending of the longeron was one of the the easiest task in my RV8 built. They came out perfect from the bench vise. I think the all the noise about this operation was caused by people making...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-14-2020, 07:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 921
Posted By PhatRV
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J08_p4OJa1g This...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J08_p4OJa1g

This video explains the electrical ground loop problem very well regarding the audio jack.
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-13-2020, 09:27 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,771
Posted By PhatRV
Here I am trying very hard to build one airplane...

Here I am trying very hard to build one airplane and you are building your 5th. Respect.
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-12-2020, 11:22 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 55,471
Posted By PhatRV
I ordered a different bolt with the size of...

I ordered a different bolt with the size of NAS6206-31. It's about 1/8" longer but I think the thread length is on a short side, where as your NAS6606 bolt has the standard thread length for the NAS...
Forum: Fiberglass 05-12-2020, 07:41 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,361
Posted By PhatRV
Manually mixing epoxy and microballoons to get...

Manually mixing epoxy and microballoons to get the right consistency for a float coat is tricky. If you your mix is heavy on the epoxy side, then it's heavy. If it's heavy on the microballons, you...
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-12-2020, 07:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 652
Posted By PhatRV
Thanks for the tip. Leaning over the very tall...

Thanks for the tip. Leaning over the very tall forward fuselage is a pain.
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-12-2020, 07:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 652
Posted By PhatRV
The RV8 avionic shelf covers the landing gear...

The RV8 avionic shelf covers the landing gear tower so instead of working around the avionics and myriad of wiring to access the landing gear bolts, I want to get the gear bolted and torqued and not...
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-11-2020, 12:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 652
Posted By PhatRV
I started to mount the gear by extending the...

I started to mount the gear by extending the spar-spacers and mount them on a couple of saw horses. I am surprise of the step angle of the RV8 with the nose pointing up but I should get used to it...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-11-2020, 12:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,022
Posted By PhatRV
Some of the bearings are already lubricated with...

Some of the bearings are already lubricated with grease such as on the aileron pushrod so I suppose you don't want to lubricated these with other solvents.
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-10-2020, 05:04 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 55,471
Posted By PhatRV
Can anyone point out the NAS part number that is...

Can anyone point out the NAS part number that is longer than Vans stock bolt that will work with the NAS nut? I tried to fit the NAS nut on the stock close tolerance bolt but unfortunately the bolt...
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-10-2020, 07:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 652
Posted By PhatRV
Unhappy I think this is the route. I already drilled the...

I think this is the route. I already drilled the gear months ago. I just need to extend the spar spacer so I can slide the sawhorse underneath. The spacers are too short to safely position the...
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-09-2020, 08:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 652
Posted By PhatRV
Q: Prefer Method To Mounting Landing Gear

I am at the stage that I need to permanently mount my landing gear before I go further with the avionic installation.

My question is what prefer method to mount the landing gear on to the RV8...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-08-2020, 10:53 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,948
Posted By PhatRV
Request Additonal Information on the Sensor Poll

I would like to ask if you guys can add what type of fuel pump setup you have, such as Andair pump (part number XYZ) or Vans pump (model XYZ) or EFII pump (model XYZ), or other automotive pump.

I...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-01-2020, 06:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 665
Posted By PhatRV
Thanks for this info. This makes me feel better...

Thanks for this info. This makes me feel better about not accidentally damage the display in case of slight over voltage.
Forum: Painting your RV 05-01-2020, 12:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 947
Posted By PhatRV
I prepared the aluminum similar to what you...

I prepared the aluminum similar to what you described in your post. I only used acetone if the panel is "greasy" from the various preparation steps.
I left most of the interior alodine and only...
Forum: ADS-B 04-29-2020, 07:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 378
Posted By PhatRV
I will mount the receiver antenna on the glare...

I will mount the receiver antenna on the glare shield for now and if there are problems the reception, I will move them to inside the wingtip. More cable to run though. According to the Dynon...
Forum: ADS-B 04-29-2020, 01:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 378
Posted By PhatRV
ADSB Antenna for Dynon ADSB Receiver

I am in the process of planning the avionic installation of my RV8. What type of antenna can I use for the Dynon SV-ADSB-470 adsb receiver?

Dynon publication says I cannot use the same antenna...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-28-2020, 11:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 665
Posted By PhatRV
Thanks everyone for the replies. I hope to get...

Thanks everyone for the replies. I hope to get all the equipment available and ready to start the avionic phase this weekend.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-28-2020, 05:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 665
Posted By PhatRV
Test Power Source for Dynon HDX Display

I am in the process of installing the avionics to my RV8. One of the first items to be installed and powered on is the Dynon HDX display. What is the convenient way to provide safe power to the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-28-2020, 11:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 770
Posted By PhatRV
I am beginning to install the finishing kit on my...

I am beginning to install the finishing kit on my RV8. My garage is slightly smaller than yours. But if I put the fuse on an diagonal, the fuse+engine should fit. I removed and stored the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-28-2020, 07:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 804
Posted By PhatRV
Can you mount it inside the fiberglass wingtip. ...

Can you mount it inside the fiberglass wingtip. It is away from all the ferrous metal stuff. I am installing avionics in my rv8 build at the moment. This is where I plan to mount my magnetometer...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-27-2020, 02:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,256
Posted By PhatRV
I haven't flown but I bought a low profile blade...

I haven't flown but I bought a low profile blade antenna for my RV8. I also thought the single pole model is too easy to break.
Forum: RV-14 04-22-2020, 09:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 989
Posted By PhatRV
I sealed the fuel cap with Vaseline then taped...

I sealed the fuel cap with Vaseline then taped the edge shut with Gorilla tape. The rubber o-ring is there to keep the fuel from sloshing away and not to seal it airtight. There was a tiny weep...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-21-2020, 10:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 460
Posted By PhatRV
I put my unused proseal in the frig, not the...

I put my unused proseal in the frig, not the freezer. It seems to work well when the content is air cooled to room temperature
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-17-2020, 08:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 672
Posted By PhatRV
I think this depends on where the fiberglass...

I think this depends on where the fiberglass part. On thin part around the empennage, you can reinforce the fiberglass with a small round ~ 1" dia layer on the back side. The hole can be refilled...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-17-2020, 08:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,169
Posted By PhatRV
My AAA insurance just notified me that it will...

My AAA insurance just notified me that it will make partial refund of the premium because people has stopped driving due to the stay-at-home order.
Forum: RV-14 04-16-2020, 03:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,498
Posted By PhatRV
On the RV8, there are 7 z-brackets and each...

On the RV8, there are 7 z-brackets and each bracket has 3 bolts. It seems like you only removed the 3 bolts on the one root z-bracket. The interior 6 z-brackets can be accessed through the access...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-16-2020, 10:04 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,200
Posted By PhatRV
I heard the same thing from an EAA Sportair...

I heard the same thing from an EAA Sportair workshop. The ELT is not required for AWC or during Phase1 testing. It may be needed afterward.

I am mounting mine near the pilot rear roll bar so it...
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-16-2020, 09:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 701
Posted By PhatRV
My RV8 is still in construction but I built an...

My RV8 is still in construction but I built an access panel at the early stage of the fuselage. The original bulkhead sheet thickness is really thin guage, and it is designed to add to the shear...
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-15-2020, 08:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 898
Posted By PhatRV
This is what I installed in my RV8. You need to...

This is what I installed in my RV8. You need to make a new bracket by bending some sheet metal for the valve because the kit bracket only works with the vans old style selector.

Check out this...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-14-2020, 12:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,022
Posted By PhatRV
+1 on the mk319 rivet. Drill out the old...

+1 on the mk319 rivet. Drill out the old alumninum rivet and install the new nutplate using the pull rivets
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-14-2020, 11:57 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,657
Posted By PhatRV
My suggestion for a complete novice is to try car...

My suggestion for a complete novice is to try car camping for one or two nights in your local national forest using the various lists posted in thread. Try and fit all your gear/food inside the trunk...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-08-2020, 03:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 509
Posted By PhatRV
The EAA has a webinar on this topic. You can...

The EAA has a webinar on this topic. You can also call EAA headquarter and the staff will give you all the details about it.
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-08-2020, 12:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,067
Posted By PhatRV
I think my Dynon efis displays the fuel remaining.

I think my Dynon efis displays the fuel remaining.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-07-2020, 01:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,874
Posted By PhatRV
Thank you for the detailed reply. Phat Vu

Thank you for the detailed reply.

Phat Vu
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-07-2020, 10:31 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,649
Posted By PhatRV
Thanks for the diagram. I was looking for...

Thanks for the diagram. I was looking for something like for my EI wiring.
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