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Forum: Rocket 11-03-2017, 11:27 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,542
Posted By DarinFred
Wings

I've discussed this with Vince. I'm just gathering opinions from those who have possibly flown with both wings and any other considerations. I'm pretty on the fence about what direction to go. ...
Forum: Rocket 11-02-2017, 01:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,542
Posted By DarinFred
F4 Wing Selection

I'm in the process of planning an F4 build starting early next year. There are a few wing options that will work with the F4, mainly the Harmon modded RV-4 "sport" wing or RV-8 wing. With the RV-4...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-28-2011, 04:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,861
Posted By DarinFred
Haha

Well, I can keep up in the hog most of the time. When I was flying the T-38, I always felt 3-5 seconds behind. Maybe the RV-8 is the perfect compromise!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-25-2011, 02:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,861
Posted By DarinFred
Thank You

It's great to be back! Thanks for all the kind words. All I can say is thank you for allowing me to fly the greatest ground attack aircraft ever designed with nearly unlimited 30MM at hand. It's...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-24-2011, 05:02 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,861
Posted By DarinFred
I'm coming back!

Well, after almost 3 years of flying the A-10 in Germany (and Afghanistan and Libya), I'll be heading back to the States in April. About 4 years ago, I sold my partially completed RV-8 wing kit...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-08-2007, 02:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,610
Posted By DarinFred
Line-X

I am a long way from that point, but I think Line-X on the flooring would rock. Tough as nails and grippy.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-03-2007, 10:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 776
Posted By DarinFred
Next Assignment

Well, right after pilot training, they decided to keep me around for 3 more years to teach in the T-38. Last night I got my next...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-25-2007, 02:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,227
Posted By DarinFred
Hmm...

Public Insight Journalism? Is that like Wikipedia?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-20-2007, 10:01 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 8,383
Posted By DarinFred
I got my sexy back...

I fly the T-38...probably too much since I am pretty burned out right now. But I've been to numerous airshows and the T-38 always has a crowd around it...even when parked next to an Eagle or a...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-06-2007, 11:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,326
Posted By DarinFred
Great!

Good to hear!
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-05-2007, 07:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,326
Posted By DarinFred
? about GRT Horizon 1

Quick question:

In the T-38, we have a castle switch on the stick that switches between the CDI view and Moving Map on the MFD. Is there a way to use an external switch to change the views on the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-26-2007, 03:03 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,733
Posted By DarinFred
My dream panel!!!

Well, I was messing around the web when I came across XPanel 5000 and spent the 30 bucks to get the full up program. It's awesome...I just spent the last 6 hours messing around with it...here's my...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-11-2007, 01:12 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 11,657
Posted By DarinFred
Me me me

Dude, keep the -7 and build a -3 instead of the -8! The RV-3 is the quintessential (sp?) "me" airplane!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-06-2007, 11:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,679
Posted By DarinFred
Athena Micro INS

Hey folks,

I was looking in the new Sport Aviation and came across this product.

http://www.athenati.com/products_services/guidestar/micro_ins

Anyone have one? Know how much they run...probably...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-02-2007, 01:19 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 706
Posted By DarinFred
470AD5-10 Rivet

Hey folks,

Anyone got an extra (1 or 2) 470AD5-10 rivets lying around that you might be willing to mail to me? I'll pay ya back. I just need a onesy or twosy and don't wanna have ot order 1/8...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-21-2007, 05:09 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,592
Posted By DarinFred
Good stuff!

Exactly what I need guys! Thanks for the help!

Carl, does using the reamer on the countersunk holes negate the need for the tank dimple dies? I have a set of tank dimples, but would rather not use...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-20-2007, 07:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,592
Posted By DarinFred
Fuel Tank Stuff To Buy

I am just about to start putting my fuel tanks together and I want to make sure that I get everything I need in one order from Vans. Here's what I have on the list so far...

ProSeal - 1...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-13-2007, 02:12 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 10,364
Posted By DarinFred
A poll...

How many people have actually been inconvenienced by a TFR?
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-09-2007, 12:44 AM
Replies: 875
Views: 564,786
Posted By DarinFred
Got a lot done this week!

Well, after what seems like a month of edge finishing and deburring 28 wing ribs, I took a week off to prime, and rivet the skeleton. Here's a few pictures pre- and during prime. I have learned one...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-16-2007, 06:20 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,644
Posted By DarinFred
Have some pride MAN!! I would put "Don't know...

Have some pride MAN!!

I would put "Don't know what yer missin'!"
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 03-16-2007, 05:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,630
Posted By DarinFred
Everyone fails a checkride...

I know it's not an FAA checkride, but I oversped my landing gear on my T-38 Instument checkride in pilot training. I did it about 10 minutes into the flight and I had about 2.5 hours left of flying...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-04-2007, 10:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 14,915
Posted By DarinFred
Best Technique

This is by far the best technique ever! Thanks!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-27-2006, 06:37 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 707
Posted By DarinFred
ProSeal on Elevators

About to rivet the elevators on an RV-8. Do I use Pro-Seal on the stiffeners like I did on the rudder? Thanks!

Answer = Yes.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-24-2006, 06:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,807
Posted By DarinFred
How fast?

How fast were you going? That usually happens to the altimeter in the T-38 right before I break the sound barrier. Maybe that's it?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-29-2006, 01:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,569
Posted By DarinFred
What's the first thing you do when you land gear...

What's the first thing you do when you land gear up? Put the gear handle down!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-28-2006, 08:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,098
Posted By DarinFred
Maybe they should learn how to flare.

Maybe they should learn how to flare.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-04-2006, 12:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,373
Posted By DarinFred
Here's a toast...

Here's a toast...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-06-2006, 08:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,371
Posted By DarinFred
How did you bend the riblet?

How did you bend the riblet?
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-03-2006, 01:09 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 8,638
Posted By DarinFred
Is ECi the only company making the IO-340?

Is ECi the only company making the IO-340?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-30-2006, 07:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,677
Posted By DarinFred
Thanks for all the help guys. It didn't turn out...

Thanks for all the help guys. It didn't turn out too badly. I'll just sand the dust away with 400 grit sandpaper where there are mating surfaces. I will get some tack cloth and wet the floors next...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-29-2006, 04:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,677
Posted By DarinFred
Gil, probably all the above. I think I am...

Gil, probably all the above. I think I am spraying it too thickly...and that was probably due to incorrect settings on the gun. 10P20-13 is the number if I am not mistaken. The instruction sheet...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-29-2006, 12:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,677
Posted By DarinFred
The stuff I am currently using dries in about 2...

The stuff I am currently using dries in about 2 hours. I'm pretty sure the dust got there after I sprayed and it looks kind of bad, but as long as it does't hurt anything...I'm not going to worry...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-29-2006, 12:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,677
Posted By DarinFred
Dust and Primer

I just got done with my 2nd primer session on the tail. While I fixed the disaster from last time (orange peel out the ying yang), I am noticing that I have some dust specs in the primer. I am...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-12-2006, 08:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 7,890
Posted By DarinFred
Superior XP-TNIO-360

I was looking at Superiors website this morning and dreaming about engines when I came across this beauty.

http://www.superiorairparts.com/xp360.asp#
see the product specs at the bottom of the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-09-2006, 10:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,320
Posted By DarinFred
Good info there....I'll do that on the next batch.

Good info there....I'll do that on the next batch.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-09-2006, 12:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,320
Posted By DarinFred
I did the tape test and it didn't peel anything...

I did the tape test and it didn't peel anything off. Also, MEK does nothing to the surface. It's tough as nails, it's just chipping around the shop head. I tend to be a perfectionist, so its...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-08-2006, 11:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,320
Posted By DarinFred
Lesson learned I think

I'm usingthe whole scuff, etch, alodine then 2 part mil spec primer process. The primer cracks around the rivet when I squeeze it. I've narrowed it down to 3 possible root causes.

1.) I really...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-06-2006, 10:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,320
Posted By DarinFred
Chipped Primer

Well, I primed my HS parts on the 4th and now I am starting to put them together. Today I riveted HS609PP to 603PP and I noticed that when I squeezed the rivet, the primer chipped around the shop...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-03-2006, 11:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,224
Posted By DarinFred
So, let's say all his furniture got stolen. ...

So, let's say all his furniture got stolen. Would you not expect your homeowners policy to cover this? How are tools different? Insurance in this country is a fraud anyway, so if you're going to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-02-2006, 09:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,142
Posted By DarinFred
Dangit, I was afraid of that! Oh well, live and...

Dangit, I was afraid of that! Oh well, live and learn. Would you recommend scrubbing them with Alumniprep and a scotchbrite pad?

Jay
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-02-2006, 07:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,142
Posted By DarinFred
Alodining Question

So I Alumipreped and Alodined in preperation for priming all the horizontal stab parts this evening for the first time. Some of the parts are a pretty dark brown color while some of the others are...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-01-2006, 09:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,224
Posted By DarinFred
Insurance

Will your homeowner's insurance cover these stolen tools? If so, it could be Christmas in July!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-29-2006, 08:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,130
Posted By DarinFred
Primer and Thinner Questions

I've got a few primer questions...

I've gotten my hands on some Mil-Spec 2 part Akzo Nobel Primer (MIL-PRF-23377 Type 1, Class C2) and I almost have all the ingredients to start priming this...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-19-2006, 10:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,593
Posted By DarinFred
Gliders

It's true that a Blanik won't exceed VNE with the dive brakes out...but a 2-33 won't exceed VNE with the dive brakes in! Having flown both the 2-33 then Blanik daily as an instructor at the Air...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-17-2006, 05:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,199
Posted By DarinFred
Dream Combo

My dream combo would be one of the ECI Stroker IO-340's with an MT 2 blade composite CS prop. I love the look of a three blade, but IMHO, the two blade is better.

Do you put price over...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-04-2006, 10:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 992
Posted By DarinFred
Where to buy Mil Spec Primer?

I think I'm gonna go with the Mil Spec MIL-P-23377 Epoxy Primer, mainly because I like the color! (Joke) Anyone know where I can pick up a gallon of this stuff? Thanks!

Jay
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-04-2006, 08:19 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 24,388
Posted By DarinFred
The Talon

Current steed is the mighty T-38C Talon. Just like scotch, she only gets better with age! Nothing like cruising at 390 with a healthy tailwind showing 630 knots groundspeed!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-29-2006, 01:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,086
Posted By DarinFred
I don't discount the need to deburr, but iwas...

I don't discount the need to deburr, but iwas just wondering why the diconnect between the Handbook and the way we do it?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-28-2006, 08:29 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,816
Posted By DarinFred
Thanks Doug! I know that I can get it done, I'm...

Thanks Doug! I know that I can get it done, I'm not worried about that. It may take 10 years with the current ops tempo, but it'll get done. And Hard Knox, you're probably not half as "hard" as...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-28-2006, 03:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,086
Posted By DarinFred
I took away from the handbook that you don't...

I took away from the handbook that you don't deburr at all for dimples...is this wrong?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-28-2006, 01:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,086
Posted By DarinFred
Deburring/Dimpling Question

Quick question...I was reading the Standard Aircraft Handbook on form countersinking (dimpling) and it specifically says not to deburr holes that will be dimpled. Almost everywhere in Van's...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-27-2006, 10:02 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,816
Posted By DarinFred
Your rant!

Okay Hard Knox. You got me! I quite. Clearly I am a minor league player undertaking a major league project. Thanks for setting me straight. Clearly since I have a little "buyer's remorse" (in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-26-2006, 09:04 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,816
Posted By DarinFred
Umm...

What if I don't want a 50k panel? I wasn't whining, I was just trying to make a little conversation!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-26-2006, 04:47 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,816
Posted By DarinFred
Woohoo!

Well, the two packages came by Fedex today...now that I have the tail in hand, I have no "remorse". So giddyup!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-25-2006, 11:44 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,816
Posted By DarinFred
Buyers Remorse

Well, I just spent a **** load of money on an Avery Tool Kit, Pneumatic Squeezer, DRDT-2, and an empennage kit...plus quit a bit getting the shop together. Other than buying a vehicle, it my biggest...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-08-2006, 05:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,203
Posted By DarinFred
Feelings

Being a military aviator, I've had gotten used to criticism. Being able to take and hand out constructive criticism is the basis of the way we operate. I've sat through many debriefs where I have...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-05-2006, 01:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 973
Posted By DarinFred
WoW

Does she have a sister?
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-26-2006, 04:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 965
Posted By DarinFred
Thanks!

Thanks for the advise! Let the tool buying adventure begin. I think I am going to buy from a hodge podge of suppliers. It's going to be a few months before I start the tail, so it will give me...
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-23-2006, 08:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 965
Posted By DarinFred
Well, I did it!

Hi folks! I really did it this time! I just ordered the preview plans for an RV-8. I finally decided to take the plunge. I am planning on going with a light VFR taildragger with a 200 hp engine. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-22-2006, 07:51 PM
Replies: 253
Views: 22,796
Posted By DarinFred
Touche

Touche...what was I thinking!? I have been leaning toward an -8 ever since I saw a few at Oshkosh back in 03. Thanks for setting me straight!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-22-2006, 06:18 PM
Replies: 253
Views: 22,796
Posted By DarinFred
New Guy

Unlike many military here, I am just starting out in the Air Force. I am currently a T-38 Instructor at Columbus AFB, Mississippi. My boss told me that I needed to find a hobby to keep myself out...
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