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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-15-2018, 10:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 456
Posted By RV8Squaz
Winning, boring? No way! :) But, I am ready for...

Winning, boring? No way! :) But, I am ready for new challenges. Yes, I would love to help you with your Free. And you definitely want to have one as you can tailor it to your own ability and the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-15-2018, 07:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 240
Posted By RV8Squaz
RG-400 Sripping Dimensions

Just in case anyone is looking for them. See page 3 for RG-400. Best to use a tool specifically designed for stripping RG-400, but I havenít always had luck with them as they often fall out of...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 11-14-2018, 06:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,861
Posted By RV8Squaz
Hi James, It may be better to post these under...

Hi James,

It may be better to post these under the VAF Classified section for more visibility. [ed. I moved it over. v/r,dr]. For those of you that don’t know James, he’s a Continental rep. I met...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-13-2018, 09:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 301
Posted By RV8Squaz
That is indeed a very cool thing! I love to see...

That is indeed a very cool thing! I love to see the looks on peoplesí faces when I pull my bags out of the plane, or arrive at a contest when itís 600 foot ceiling and a mile visibility, or tell...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-13-2018, 09:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 301
Posted By RV8Squaz
Brian, Thank you for the update. Thatís an...

Brian,

Thank you for the update. Thatís an excellent trip report! Iím glad to hear about your success. Sounds like you had great fun.

For anyone else considering competition aerobatics, jump in,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-12-2018, 10:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 456
Posted By RV8Squaz
Congratulations Brian! Way to go! I hope to...

Congratulations Brian! Way to go! I hope to hear about your future success in Sportsman next year.
Forum: Rocket 11-11-2018, 08:32 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,566
Posted By RV8Squaz
Very clever system. I like it!

Very clever system. I like it!
Forum: Rocket 11-11-2018, 08:31 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,566
Posted By RV8Squaz
Iíve been a professional pilot for 31 years, 20...

Iíve been a professional pilot for 31 years, 20 in the AF and 11 at the airline. About a a mile or 2 prior to glide slope intercept or the FAF Iím at 80 knots with half flaps. A minor tweak at that...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-09-2018, 06:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 467
Posted By RV8Squaz
Thank you George. Iím going to do the same...

Thank you George. Iím going to do the same except that Iím going to mount the unit on the underside of the flat panel by my right thigh. Iíll let you know how it works out. If you think about it,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-09-2018, 09:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 467
Posted By RV8Squaz
I think I'm permanently injured... I've been...

I think I'm permanently injured... I've been attempting to torque the landing gear bolts. The crotch strap attach point has been digging into my chest for the last two days!

Thank you Sam!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-09-2018, 08:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 467
Posted By RV8Squaz
I thought about putting it in there as well. I...

I thought about putting it in there as well. I think it's a bit close to my comm antennae. I'll have to go back and measure it.

Did you go through the floor inside the gear tower? I already have...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-09-2018, 07:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 467
Posted By RV8Squaz
UAT Antenna on an RV-8

Hello Guys and Gals.

I'm in the midst of installing my the Echo UAT in my RV-8 and I'm struggling on where to mount the UAT antenna. I've used the search and found a lot of threads, but I'm looking...
Forum: RV-10 11-08-2018, 05:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,183
Posted By RV8Squaz
Ha! Thatís funny. Thatís actually my boy. I...

Ha! Thatís funny. Thatís actually my boy. I was born long ago! Yeah the 4 way partnership is working out great. Itís everyoneís second airplane in our group. So that makes it easy scheduling...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-07-2018, 08:52 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,925
Posted By RV8Squaz
I know the Lord are supposed to be the best, but...

I know the Lord are supposed to be the best, but I may eventually switch back to the VIP I purchased from Vans when building my airplane many years ago. I installed new Lord mounts a couple of years...
Forum: RV-10 11-07-2018, 08:33 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,183
Posted By RV8Squaz
A different direction

I initially was interested in the Comanche as well for a second airplane. My RV-8 will always be my baby, but I needed a family model too. Ideally I would have a partnership for the second...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 11-04-2018, 01:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,108
Posted By RV8Squaz
Thank you for posting this Dan. Great pancakes...

Thank you for posting this Dan. Great pancakes and awesome Conecuh sausages. Great company too! For those of you that missed it, the weather was zero/zero upon arrival despite it being clear...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-04-2018, 01:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,425
Posted By RV8Squaz
Larry, Doing the oil change on a cold engine...

Larry,

Doing the oil change on a cold engine goes against the Lycoming SB above. Step 2 in the procedure states, ď2. Wait at least 15 minutes after engine shutdown. Drain oil from the engine as...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-04-2018, 01:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,425
Posted By RV8Squaz
It depends what your goal is, whether itís to get...

It depends what your goal is, whether itís to get rid of the condensation and acid buildup or just get the oil to flow a little easier from the sump. Even if you change the oil before flying, the...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 11-02-2018, 10:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,108
Posted By RV8Squaz
Are the pancakes IFR rated?

Are the pancakes IFR rated?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-26-2018, 11:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 728
Posted By RV8Squaz
Thank you very much Brian. Iím addicted to this...

Thank you very much Brian. Iím addicted to this stuff! I may do one more contest in Warrenton VA in a couple of weeks. Iím looking forward to what next season will bring as I make the move to...
Forum: My RV Build Project 10-26-2018, 10:01 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 9,027
Posted By RV8Squaz
Everyone has a talent for something. You clearly...

Everyone has a talent for something. You clearly have a talent for tail art. That is exceptional! Beautiful!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-23-2018, 05:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 728
Posted By RV8Squaz
Yeah, I was bummed it got cancelled. I was...

Yeah, I was bummed it got cancelled. I was looking forward to the contest t-shirt (and seeing my buddies in the NE). They have the coolest t-shirt!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-22-2018, 06:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 728
Posted By RV8Squaz
Thank you very much Ron, Bill, and Jon. Thanks...

Thank you very much Ron, Bill, and Jon. Thanks Jon for that 10 minute window of opportunity for free beer. I feel honored. That's more than most people get! :)

Keystone was another successful and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-04-2018, 05:30 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,777
Posted By RV8Squaz
Hey Don, Great to hear from you. Thank you very...

Hey Don,

Great to hear from you. Thank you very much for your compliments and congrats!

I was always impressed by your airplane too. You did a great job replicating that little fighter look and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-01-2018, 08:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,777
Posted By RV8Squaz
I want to emphasize that Ron “volunteered” for...

I want to emphasize that Ron “volunteered” for these positions. He was handpicked by the contest organizers to serve as an Unlimited judge and a jury member. This was a huge time and financial...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-29-2018, 09:37 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,777
Posted By RV8Squaz
Thank you very much Mark and Merrill. I promise...

Thank you very much Mark and Merrill. I promise to keep you and the VAF community posted on my progress. I appreciate your support very much.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-28-2018, 02:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,777
Posted By RV8Squaz
US Nationals Aerobatic Championship PIREP

Hello all,

Many of you have been asking about my progress. I really appreciate everyone’s support.

Well, it’s a wrap. Not getting to bring home any trophies or medals this time. The competition...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-28-2018, 01:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,777
Posted By RV8Squaz
Hey AJ, Thank you very much. Iím glad to be the...

Hey AJ,

Thank you very much. Iím glad to be the one to blame for your purchase! Beautiful airplane!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-21-2018, 09:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,653
Posted By RV8Squaz
When I first weighed my airplane 11 years ago,...

When I first weighed my airplane 11 years ago, someone had loaned me a set of four (I only needed three) dirty, old, rusty, full of cobwebs, agricultural scales. I didnít trust them so I checked...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-19-2018, 09:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,777
Posted By RV8Squaz
OK, now that Ron has put me up on a pedestal... ...

OK, now that Ron has put me up on a pedestal... NO PRESSURE! :)

I'm honored to have this opportunity to represent the RV community at Nationals. I hope to make everyone proud. As you may know I'm...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-15-2018, 05:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,596
Posted By RV8Squaz
Put a rivet in there. No need for bondo,...

Put a rivet in there. No need for bondo, fillers, or putty. After painting, no will ever know the difference and youíll forget about it after a few months. The extra rivet never stopped anyone...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-15-2018, 05:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 449
Posted By RV8Squaz
Congratulations Dennis! Youíve been working...

Congratulations Dennis! Youíve been working hard. Big improvement over your previous contest. Well done.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 09-06-2018, 09:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,991
Posted By RV8Squaz
Smile For me, the time with my son has been the best...

For me, the time with my son has been the best part of building and flying my RV-8. My son Max was the same age as yours for his first Oshkosh. He now has ten Airventures and nine Sun N Fun’s to...
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-02-2018, 06:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 844
Posted By RV8Squaz
Practice on scrap first.

Practice on scrap first.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-20-2018, 10:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 455
Posted By RV8Squaz
That's pretty cool! Glad to see it's alive and...

That's pretty cool! Glad to see it's alive and well in the UK.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-20-2018, 10:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,143
Posted By RV8Squaz
Thank you very much, AJ, Bill, Oliver, and...

Thank you very much, AJ, Bill, Oliver, and Waldo!

AJ, bring that RV-8 of yours home ASAP!

Bill, I hope to see you at a contest soon.

Oliver, definitely worthwhile to put a Free together. I'll...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-20-2018, 01:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 455
Posted By RV8Squaz
Here's a link to the pictures and trip report I...

Here's a link to the pictures and trip report I promised:

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=163372
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-20-2018, 12:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,143
Posted By RV8Squaz
The results after the first flight, the Known. ...

The results after the first flight, the Known. Greg flying the Bücker and John flying the Extra are in the lead by a wide margin. I have my work cut out for...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-20-2018, 10:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,143
Posted By RV8Squaz
Kathy Jaffe Challenge contest PIREP

Thank you guys Bill, Karl, and Ron for your kind words and encouragement!

One of my goals this year was to extend my reach and try a few contests in some other regions. All of the contests I flew...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-31-2018, 10:24 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 8,533
Posted By RV8Squaz
Do both so that the Teflon tape rides on the...

Do both so that the Teflon tape rides on the paint protection film. I had previously tried the Teflon tape riding directly on the paint and the paint got scratched.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-31-2018, 08:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 997
Posted By RV8Squaz
I think this is the airplane that was parked next...

I think this is the airplane that was parked next to me that left the chock. Unfortunately, this is all I have. Please let me know if anyone recognizes the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-29-2018, 07:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 997
Posted By RV8Squaz
Chocks found at Home Built Parking

Hey Guys.

I found some chocks near where I was parked on row 355 in home built parking. Please identify them and I will send them to you.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-23-2018, 09:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 910
Posted By RV8Squaz
That is indeed a great video. I have an F33A...

That is indeed a great video. I have an F33A Bonanza too and came across the video while searching through one of the Beech sites. I had forgotten about that video, although I probably have it...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-23-2018, 09:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 910
Posted By RV8Squaz
Good point Mike. EI is certainly a game changer....

Good point Mike. EI is certainly a game changer. In this case, he is leaning to a slight RPM drop and then enriching the mixture to peak RPM, which should correlate with Best Power mixture. 50-100...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-23-2018, 06:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 910
Posted By RV8Squaz
Robert, You are missing the one critical...

Robert,

You are missing the one critical instrument that is required to determine whether you are ROP or LOP, an EGT (Exhaust Gas Temperature) gage. ROP/LOP refers to a temperature in degrees...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-19-2018, 11:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 864
Posted By RV8Squaz
I installed my flop tube circa 1999. It has...

I installed my flop tube circa 1999. It has been in service since 2007. Itís definitely something Iíve thought about, but thus far I havenít had any trouble with it. I regularly do sustained...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-04-2018, 07:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,028
Posted By RV8Squaz
http://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/cspages/unma...

http://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/cspages/unmask.php?clickkey=157934

It doesn’t harm paint. I don’t know about plexi. Although on the first line it mentions plastic sheet and glass. Could be...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-20-2018, 12:18 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,277
Posted By RV8Squaz
Marabou, What altitude are you doing your spins...

Marabou,

What altitude are you doing your spins at and where is your mixture set? In the beginning my engine was quitting also. When doing spins from 5000í or higher, I finally figured out that my...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 06-14-2018, 10:07 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 11,393
Posted By RV8Squaz
Lane Southern Orchards

I couldnít help notice the box of Lane Southern Orchards peaches 🍑 on the picture on the front page of VAF. Your mention of the peaches confirmed my suspicions! I love those peaches and look...
Forum: Safety 06-10-2018, 08:09 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,965
Posted By RV8Squaz
I donít believe Gilís question was addressed in...

I donít believe Gilís question was addressed in this thread. I agree with Gil, given the purpose of the jam nut, it seems like this situation begs for a flat washer. I could see the reason for not...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-07-2018, 09:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,240
Posted By RV8Squaz
Better yet, call an experienced paintless dent...

Better yet, call an experienced paintless dent repair guy. These guys are experts and can get the ding out in few minutes and will look like new.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-05-2018, 09:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,698
Posted By RV8Squaz
Congratulations Bill! I knew you and Phoenix...

Congratulations Bill! I knew you and Phoenix were going to have that plane done quick. It was so nice to meet both of you a while back ago. Fly safe!
Forum: Steam Gauges 05-27-2018, 08:55 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,036
Posted By RV8Squaz
http://www.tempestplus.com/Portals/0/PDFs/AIA114%2...

http://www.tempestplus.com/Portals/0/PDFs/AIA114%20%20100110.pdf


http://www.rapcoinc.com/pdf/Informational%20Tips/Recomended%20Vac%20Kit%20Drawing.pdf
Forum: Texas (South) 05-26-2018, 10:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,087
Posted By RV8Squaz
Hello Rich, Thank you so much! Somehow I got...

Hello Rich,

Thank you so much! Somehow I got caught up with work and I missed your reply. Sorry for the delay. Thanks for confirming the non-existent hangar space. I hate to leave my baby...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-26-2018, 09:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,942
Posted By RV8Squaz
Smile WOW!!! Thatís awesome. That goes back a few...

WOW!!! Thatís awesome. That goes back a few years. Thank you for posting these! Looks like we were having a good time.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-25-2018, 05:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,053
Posted By RV8Squaz
I made a couple dozen shims in various...

I made a couple dozen shims in various thicknesses and used them as needed all the way from .020 to .125.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-25-2018, 08:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,942
Posted By RV8Squaz
I'm glad you're back! Boy, I would love to see...

I'm glad you're back! Boy, I would love to see that picture! You should post it here on VAF. The paint job on your 8 partly inspired my paint job.
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-21-2018, 05:20 PM
Replies: 792
Views: 907,222
Posted By RV8Squaz
Great pic Ralph!

Great pic Ralph!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-19-2018, 09:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,034
Posted By RV8Squaz
Great job Brian! Way to go! Randy,...

Great job Brian! Way to go!

Randy, congratulations on your new ride! Sure does look great!

Ron, how much Scotch did you have to drink before you got talked into wearing that! Ha! Just kidding. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-19-2018, 09:06 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,671
Posted By RV8Squaz
What Eric Sandifer said was perfect. I will just...

What Eric Sandifer said was perfect.

I will just add that at I high speeds (160 knts +) at the bottom of figure simply full or near full aileron with a slight nudge forward on the stick going...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-19-2018, 08:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,942
Posted By RV8Squaz
Now there's a name I haven't heard in a while! ...

Now there's a name I haven't heard in a while! Welcome back Ken!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-08-2018, 09:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,743
Posted By RV8Squaz
Hey Brian, Congratulations!!! That is awesome! ...

Hey Brian,

Congratulations!!! That is awesome! Iím vey glad to hear you had such a wonderful experience. You are absolutely correct about the people. It sounds like youíre fired up. I bet you...
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