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Forum: RV-8/8A 11-08-2018, 04:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 836
Posted By mill2978
I added a second naca for the rear seat. I have...

I added a second naca for the rear seat. I have two eye-ball vents next to the rear stick(one from each wing). I placed them in a way that I can reach behind me and open/close/position the vents. I...
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-30-2018, 10:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,067
Posted By mill2978
I've been able to adapt the RV-14 bent stick...

I've been able to adapt the RV-14 bent stick (https://tostenmanufacturing.com/product/rv-14-control-shaft/) from Tosten into my 8. I've just started flying and don't have much to report yet.

The...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-23-2018, 07:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,529
Posted By mill2978
No issues fitting the prop and there are no...

No issues fitting the prop and there are no clearance/contact issues with the showplanes cowl and the prop.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-23-2018, 11:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,529
Posted By mill2978
N127KT The Dirty Bird flies

On Tuesday October 16 N127KT The Dirty Bird flew for the first time. What a rush! First flight had a couple of squaks that were easily taken care of and the second flight went amazingly...
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-06-2018, 09:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 766
Posted By mill2978
My issue was not measuring from the right spot....

My issue was not measuring from the right spot. Placing the level on the wing in front of the aileron for the zero is the WRONG way to measure travel. While this now seems obvious it didn't before....
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-04-2018, 05:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 766
Posted By mill2978
The wings are on. I've put the tail on a stand...

The wings are on. I've put the tail on a stand and set it level based on the longerons.

This is one of the last tasks to accomplish before I'm ready for the DAR.
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-04-2018, 03:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 766
Posted By mill2978
Question How to rig ailerons for proper travel

I'm having a really hard time getting the travel set on my ailerons, 3 full work days and I feel like I'm just chasing my tail. :confused:

I put in a 3/4 inch "stop" around the bushing at the...
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-30-2018, 03:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 761
Posted By mill2978
PM sent, send me your email and I'll share them...

PM sent, send me your email and I'll share them with you.
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-30-2018, 02:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 761
Posted By mill2978
Fiberglass

I made something similar on the left side FWD of the fuel selector switch. I made it out of fiberglass. I started with cardboard cutouts, then used those to make a mold out of pink foam. Glass makes...
Forum: Oregon 04-28-2018, 05:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,677
Posted By mill2978
Time to find a hangar

We looked at Parkside last time, great area, but further south is where we need to be.
Forum: Oregon 04-26-2018, 08:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,677
Posted By mill2978
OR or bust

We went out to OR/WA a few weeks ago and looked at the different areas, saw some homes, and looked at a lot of airports. Thanks all for the advice!

We are narrowing our search to the Willamette...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-25-2018, 05:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 955
Posted By mill2978
Bose

Iíve worn my Bose Quitecomfort 15 set in the shop consistently for the last 4 years for music, podcast, phone calls,etc. I could hear everything, but it dulled most back ground noise like the...
Forum: Oregon 03-25-2018, 09:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,603
Posted By mill2978
Thanks all!

We've added those places to our tour. I had completely missed Parkside.

I'm currently VFR, IFR is in the plans, and likely moving up in priority given the weather in the area.

Is there a good way...
Forum: Oregon 03-23-2018, 02:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,603
Posted By mill2978
Question maybe moving to Corvallis, Albany, McMiniville

We are considering moving to OR, the target area is 45-90min away from PDX by car.

We live at an airport community now and are interested in a place with a few acres if possible. Are there any...
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-28-2018, 06:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,354
Posted By mill2978
Thanks for the suggestions. I have the OP...

Thanks for the suggestions.

I have the OP drawing, even with that the baffle kit is like a jigsaw puzzle. I think I have mostly figured out. Now I just have to adapt it to the showplanes cowl...
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-26-2018, 04:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,354
Posted By mill2978
Baffle inlet ramps - engine pictures

I've got an old IO-360 baffle kit from Vans,I'm having trouble telling what is what in the hand drawn plans.

Anyone have pictures of the baffling where the inlets meet the fwd center of the engine...
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-23-2018, 10:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,516
Posted By mill2978
Dremel Carbide cutting wheel

I used one of these:

https://www.dremel.com/en_US/products/-/show-product/tools/ez544-ez-lock-1-1-2-carbide-cutting-wheel

Easy to control, cuts clean as opposed to melting/pushing material.

Temp...
Forum: RV-14 01-17-2018, 09:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,621
Posted By mill2978
I'd have to refer you to Barrett Precision...

I'd have to refer you to Barrett Precision Engines. It was in some of the info I got from them when I was deciding on my engine. I opted for the 8.7:1, not for the difference in TBO, but for the...
Forum: RV-14 01-17-2018, 08:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,621
Posted By mill2978
You can get 10:1 pistons for the IO-360. Is...

You can get 10:1 pistons for the IO-360. Is reported to add 12-15hp, it also shortens the TBO from 2000hrs to 1000hrs.

The RV-14 has an IO-360 ...
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-28-2017, 09:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,227
Posted By mill2978
The g3x install manual...

The g3x install manual (https://support.garmin.com/support/manuals/manuals.htm?partNo=010-00G3X-00) shows the Pitot on the fwd and the AOA on the aft. Page 5-7 in my version.
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-06-2017, 04:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 8,540
Posted By mill2978
sat in it, couldn't go any other way

I sat in both while at Oshkosh a few years ago, once I sat in the fastback there was no other way to go for me.

The extra room was great(I'm 6ft5in), it was very noticeable to me.

Moving the roll...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-24-2017, 09:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,718
Posted By mill2978
I tried making a similar door using servos when I...

I tried making a similar door using servos when I started on the tail.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/4mW6n9g4kVdH4ENt1

The prototype never got further than one of two doors mocked up. It was rapidly...
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-04-2017, 10:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,404
Posted By mill2978
I don't know what's in process right now but I'd...

I don't know what's in process right now but I'd reach out to Loyd at meadow lake http://www.rvbuilder.com/ he may have an 8 in the shop and is very knowledgeable.

I'm building an RV8 fastback up...
Forum: RV-14 09-15-2017, 02:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,338
Posted By mill2978
Are you going with a stock FWF?

It depends on what you plan to install FWF.

A friend's RV-14 has the EFII system, this uses dual electric fuel pumps. As far as fuel goes as long as the fuel tank has a flop tube for pickup the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-01-2017, 02:25 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,056
Posted By mill2978
They still have some info for the...

They still have some info for the 8's

http://www.groveaircraft.com/rv8.html
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-30-2017, 02:42 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,519
Posted By mill2978
Talking way to go

Congrats on the first flight!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-30-2017, 12:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,174
Posted By mill2978
the link works for me

the link works for me
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-06-2017, 12:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 533
Posted By mill2978
Remote mounted

I went with the clean design as well. With the remote mount you have some inputs you can wire to switch and specify the use if you have a critical need.
Forum: RV-14 03-13-2017, 12:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,031
Posted By mill2978
Very similar setup

I'm going with a very similar setup, mine is an 8 so I don't have the real estate upfront. I'm remote mounting the two radios, GMA245r(intercomm), and GTX45R(adsb/inout/trans).

Most of the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-22-2017, 01:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 888
Posted By mill2978
I added a bottom plate to the smoke tank

I'm about finished installing the smoke tank in the rear baggage compartment(not flying). I opted to build a bottom plate and rivet it to the tank. Then the plate/tank assembly is fastened baggage...
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-14-2016, 12:50 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 35,401
Posted By mill2978
Thumbs up I'm interested as well

I'd like a bent stick.
I ordered the bent RV14 stick from Tosten (http://tostenmanufacturing.com/product/rv-14-control-shaft/) it's not arrived yet but my intent was to see if I could adapt it to my...
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-02-2016, 10:35 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 11,945
Posted By mill2978
Draw IO

I've been using Draw IO, it's free browser based drawing tool that can save content into google docs as well as others like drop box. It's handy for me as I keep all my docs in google drive, and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-02-2016, 09:56 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,681
Posted By mill2978
Thumbs up +1

I'd like a section for that type of discussion.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-22-2016, 09:57 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 28,255
Posted By mill2978
Is it already installed? I dealt with that...

Is it already installed? I dealt with that problem by removing the external reservoir(integrated into the master cyls), others moved it inside the plane off of the firewall.
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-16-2016, 03:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,636
Posted By mill2978
Weld them

After trying to rivet them and finding myself in the same spot I took them to a local welding shop. They welded the rod ends in place, they look much better and there are no clearance issues with the...
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-03-2016, 05:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,883
Posted By mill2978
Question Wire route for tail position light

I've been trying to figure out how to run the wires from the tail to the rudder for the position light. I found a couple of threads but the images are no longer available.

Any suggestions or...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-30-2016, 02:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,427
Posted By mill2978
I had similar issues with my selector valve from...

I had similar issues with my selector valve from Andair, it took nearly 4 months to get the part and despite repeated emails and calls I heard nothing.
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-13-2016, 10:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,993
Posted By mill2978
Works for me

Thanks for organizing, see you there :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-11-2016, 10:07 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 16,143
Posted By mill2978
Great Idea! Any requests from CO

I'll be flying in from CO, I'll bring a few of my favorites. Any requests?
Forum: Safety 07-07-2016, 09:13 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 65,147
Posted By mill2978
It's not well stated in the NOTAM: "Approaching...

It's not well stated in the NOTAM:

"Approaching Ripon
Ensure lights are on, and all non-ADS-B equipped aircraft set transponder to Standby within 30 miles of OSH."

During the EAA webinar a few...
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-03-2016, 09:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 7,243
Posted By mill2978
I'm 6'5" and building an RV8 fastback, it's not a...

I'm 6'5" and building an RV8 fastback, it's not a specific tall person mod, but it does give myself and the rear seat more room.

Sitting in the planes and comparing is the only way to go. Oshkosh...
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-26-2016, 01:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,797
Posted By mill2978
I've already done the work, added the weight,...

I've already done the work, added the weight, etc. It's just the foot wells to forward floor I'm wondering about, but if you can get them in and out I should be good. Thanks!
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-26-2016, 10:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,797
Posted By mill2978
Removable floors, nut plates between front seat floor and foot wells?

I've decided to make my floor removable. For others that made their floors removable did you rivet the foot wells(F-829B) to the front seat floor(F-829A-1) or is there enough flex in the floor to get...
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-10-2016, 06:18 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,738
Posted By mill2978
3 CS cages

Similar to David's comment about the drills I have the same setup for my CS cages. A #40 and #30 that I set and leave alone. I verify that things are good before I use them, but this way I don't have...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-13-2015, 01:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,539
Posted By mill2978
Much faster!

I'm building an 8, currently mid fuselage, and I've helped a friend who is building a 14 and just ordered his finish kit.

In my opinion the plans, processes, parts, etc for the 14 make the build go...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-13-2015, 09:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 749
Posted By mill2978
GeoBeck has a series of videos....

GeoBeck has a series of videos.

http://fly-gbi.com/www.fly-gbi.com/Main.html

They are a good start. Tail and wings were close to the latest vans instructions. The fuselage construction process is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-24-2015, 10:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,239
Posted By mill2978
Here you go

https://www.vansaircraft.com/cgi-bin/store.cgi?ident=1443149877-204-738&browse=videos&product=cd_plans
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-23-2015, 09:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,239
Posted By mill2978
IO-360 Mixture Bellcrank and bracket

I think it was on the CD that has the PDF of the manual.

https://goo.gl/photos/1nwcwCsJwwTNtzyRA
Forum: Safety 08-28-2015, 04:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,602
Posted By mill2978
#2?

Interesting, how are you calculating the number of flying aircraft?


What personalities do you see associated with various model...
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-09-2015, 09:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 902
Posted By mill2978
Drawing 20

I have two sets of drawings for my wing kit. The original set that shipped with the kit and another that I bought while the wings were in storage so I could do some planning for my new shop.

The...
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-09-2015, 09:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 902
Posted By mill2978
Drawing 19? Fuselage side view

I was just on the phone with the mothership. I had some confusion as to which of my set of long angle was longerons(never used any of the long angle for the wings...have 4 long and 2 very long), part...
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-22-2015, 08:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,233
Posted By mill2978
I ended up removing the interfering materials.

After trying a thin nut I still had the bolt touching the weldment. I tried placing a washer under the head of the bolt to pull it away and that got me close but the thin nut was still hitting the...
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-16-2015, 08:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,233
Posted By mill2978
Did the bolt contact the weldment as...

Did the bolt contact the weldment as well?

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/CpapJ5O_VKseLdsMDXaS5W0U1kcP1KBafOpGKh3Q0jkB=w449-h798-no

I could remove material or place a washer under the bolt head...
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-16-2015, 08:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,233
Posted By mill2978
Picture of inverted nuts/bolts?

Do you have a picture of the inside of the gear tower showing where the gear bolt hardware conflict is? Or can you tell me which of the bolts I should flip?

I haven't torqued anything yet and I'd...
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-15-2015, 07:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,233
Posted By mill2978
Unhappy Gear tower hardware clearance issues

I'm assembling my gear towers and I can't get the nut onto two of the bolts, there is a conflict with the flange of the WD822 weldment. This is on both gear towers on the aft facing side....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-04-2015, 11:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,853
Posted By mill2978
Get some mountain time with an instructor/experienced pilot

Steamboat is a great place to fly into! Tons to see and do.

I would encourage you to make time for a stop along the front range and go flying with a local instructor or experienced mountain pilot. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-25-2015, 11:42 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,840
Posted By mill2978
I spoke to them last week to get on the list for...

I spoke to them last week to get on the list for the next run of airfoil gear for my -8. I used the contact info on their webpage, very friendly.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-21-2015, 01:29 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 17,674
Posted By mill2978
oops rivet?

Drill the hole the next size up and use an oops rivet (http://www.vansaircraft.com/cgi-bin/store.cgi?ident=1367560400-148-507&browse=hardware&product=oops), same size head but next size up shaft....
Forum: Job Board 02-05-2015, 09:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,628
Posted By mill2978
Building an 8

Bryan welcome!

I'm building an 8 at KEIK.

I second the RV gathering at Jeffco on Wednesdays.

Aaron

PS there are currently a few homes for sale in the neighborhood with taxi way privileges....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-09-2015, 02:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 847
Posted By mill2978
How to locate Pitot tube holes in mast?

I'm installing the pitot probe and need to drill the four mounting holes in the pitot static mast....
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-09-2014, 09:28 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,285
Posted By mill2978
Lots and I'm only on the wings

I've replaced many parts so far and I'm only on the wings. It's my first time building a plane I expect some mistakes.

I agree with WireJock, I want to sleep better tonight and the night before the...
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-05-2014, 10:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,432
Posted By mill2978
+1 I used this method on my second set of Z...

+1

I used this method on my second set of Z brackets after hitting similar problems and ruining my first set.
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