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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-13-2018, 06:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 991
Posted By Westerhuis
Wingtip repair what glass fibre cloth do I need?

Hi all

Unfortunately I damaged the wingtip on my RV8 :mad: and I wondered what glass cloth I should order for the repair and what resin and hardener you guys use? West System?

I'd like to add a bit...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-13-2018, 06:03 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 188
Posted By Westerhuis
Wire connectors in wingtip

Hi everyone

I had to remove the wingtip and realised that the builder used a crimp connection to connect the wiring in the wingtip with the wiring that runs through the wing. I had to cut the wires...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-05-2018, 07:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 324
Posted By Westerhuis
Thanks everyone for your suggestions!

Thanks everyone for your suggestions!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-04-2018, 06:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 324
Posted By Westerhuis
Any recommendations for an avionics technician in the MA area?

Hi all

I wondered if anyone could make a recommendation for an avionics technician in the north east, ideally Massachusetts area (I am Boston based.)

I'd like to replace my radio, xponder and add a...
Forum: ADS-B 07-25-2018, 06:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,079
Posted By Westerhuis
Thanks all. I did consider that option but I need...

Thanks all. I did consider that option but I need a transponder that I can use in Europe in due course, so this would serve two purposes at one.
Forum: ADS-B 07-24-2018, 02:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,079
Posted By Westerhuis
Replace the GTX 327 with the GTX 355

Hi

Hope those at KOSH got in and are enjoying the show.

I’m at KOSH and I’m thinking to take advantage of Garmin GTX 335 package deal that includes the WAAS GPS.

I’ve spoken to a few vendors to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-16-2018, 09:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,778
Posted By Westerhuis
What camping gear to fit in an RV8?

Right, Oshkosh is two months away so time to get the preparation going. First trip to Oshkosh, so let's see what the hype is all about. Can't wait.

Me and my better half will be taking my RV8 and...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-23-2018, 06:02 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 26,950
Posted By Westerhuis
Andair Drain Valve

We used drain valves from Andair on G-RRVV without any issue. I have now bought a set which I will use to replace the standard drain valves currently on N774BC.

Not sure if ANDAIR has an agent in...
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-21-2018, 07:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 760
Posted By Westerhuis
Perfect - Thanks Dan!

Perfect - Thanks Dan!
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-21-2018, 06:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 760
Posted By Westerhuis
Looking for cutaway drawing RV8

Hi all,

I wondered if anyone has a printable cutaway drawing of an RV8.

I have seen a miniature version online.

I am looking for one I can frame and hang on my wall.

Thanks
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 03-21-2018, 08:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,033
Posted By Westerhuis
Great movie

I enjoyed watching that!
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-26-2018, 07:55 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,360
Posted By Westerhuis
Overhaul

It's 72 months or 2000 hrs which ever comes first. Lower hours if the prop is used for extensive aerobatics. Expect to pay around $2.5K for a full overhaul. Some shops might be ok to just do a hub...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-25-2018, 07:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 846
Posted By Westerhuis
What hardware spares

Thanks Mike - The spats are fine at the moment, but let's not jinx it!I'l have a look at Snap-On screwdrivers.

Re. your advice bellow if you talk about #6 screws 1/2" what exactly is it that I need...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-24-2018, 09:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 846
Posted By Westerhuis
What hardware spares?

Hi all

For those who have built their own a/c this is a basic question I guess but I bought mine (an RV8). Condition inspection is due soon and I wanted to get a batch of spare screws, cup washers,...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 02-13-2018, 05:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,139
Posted By Westerhuis
Great pics

Looks like a lot of fun was had! Some great pics too. Thanks for sharing!
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-28-2018, 06:22 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 829
Posted By Westerhuis
Photos showing REIFF engine heater install

Thanks that is useful - I am waiting to receive the standard system.
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-27-2018, 06:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 829
Posted By Westerhuis
Photos showing REIFF engine heater instal

Hi

Does anyone have any photos showing the REIFF pre-heat installation? I am particularly interested in the plug / power cable and how you get access to it. I read on the forum that some fix the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-10-2018, 08:56 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,256
Posted By Westerhuis
Thanks

Thanks for your advice guys - Some useful tips!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-07-2018, 07:35 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,256
Posted By Westerhuis
What tools are needed for basic maintenance

Hi

I just wondered what tools are 'must haves' when it comes to conducting some basic maintenance on an RV8. Obviously I have the basics: spanners, socket kit, hex keys, screw drivers, electric...
Forum: RV-10 01-07-2018, 07:20 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,362
Posted By Westerhuis
What remote switch

Like Dave I am quite keen to hear what switch is being used. I am looking for one that doesn't require WiFi and is operated via the GSM network.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-07-2018, 08:04 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 33,390
Posted By Westerhuis
Webinar still available online

This is no longer available through the link, but you will find it here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ibX8xJYxsSA
Forum: Northeast 01-06-2018, 08:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,668
Posted By Westerhuis
Any A/P's with RV knowledge around Boston MA?

Hi all,

I just wondered if anyone knew of a friendly and skilled A/P preferably with RV experience in the Boston (MA) area. I hope to take delivery of an RV8 soon and it would be good to get to know...
Forum: Northeast 10-29-2017, 06:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 617
Posted By Westerhuis
Rental is better

Hi CJ

I sent you a PM as you kindly responded to a message I posted last year and when I came to Boston for a week.

Somewhere north of Boston would be preferred but happy to drive for up to an...
Forum: Northeast 10-27-2017, 09:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 617
Posted By Westerhuis
Hangar space around Boston MA

Hi everyone

I wonder if anyone knows of available hangar space around Boston (MA)

I'd be looking to rent (unless a great deal came up to buy one) and willing to drive up to an hour from north...
Forum: Painting your RV 10-22-2017, 09:29 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 677
Posted By Westerhuis
A complete strip and repaint - is it worth it?

Hi all

I wondered if anyone has any experience with the a complete strip and repaint (exterior) of an RV8?

Assuming the work is done by a specialised aircraft paint shop, would you expect the...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-18-2017, 06:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,728
Posted By Westerhuis
Prop overhaul cost estimate

Hi all

In my search for an RV8 I came across one that has a Hartzell CS prop. I believe these props have a TBO of 7 years and it's due an overhaul next year.

Could anyone give me an estimate on how...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-04-2016, 06:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,297
Posted By Westerhuis
Any RVs around Boston MA?

Hi all,

I am based in the UK where I co-own an RV8 (G-RRVV ex. N713MB) which I love flying (I part-owned an RV6 before that.)

I am currently in Boston MA for work and I wondered if there are any...
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