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Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-16-2018, 08:10 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 924
Posted By wilddog
I have a Quincy two stage and it is very good but...

I have a Quincy two stage and it is very good but way more than you need. A single stage is much less cost and will supply all the air for a RV project needed. Get a big tank, about 5hp, single stage...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-02-2018, 10:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 966
Posted By wilddog
Welcome

Welcome Rich,
I also have the same combination, a flying RV 3a and a RV 8 in the shop. Just hope the 8 flys as good as the 3.
Bill
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-27-2018, 09:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,308
Posted By wilddog
Paul does perfect work and keeps customers...

Paul does perfect work and keeps customers informed with emails and pictures.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-25-2018, 12:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 329
Posted By wilddog
PVG

I may have the names wrong, itís been a while since I was there. Ask around and you should find it. Butch Eads may still be based there.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-25-2018, 12:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 329
Posted By wilddog
PVG

There are two places in KPVG that do it. Chesapeake Aviation and Curtis Eads .
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-28-2018, 07:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,581
Posted By wilddog
Use something other than hinges across the top...

Use something other than hinges across the top firewall and bottom by exhaust.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-07-2018, 08:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,057
Posted By wilddog
This idea will save wrapping tap around the set...

This idea will save wrapping tap around the set and gun to get into tight spaces.
Forum: Steam Gauges 09-06-2018, 05:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,684
Posted By wilddog
I wonít have anything made by Mitchell on any...

I wonít have anything made by Mitchell on any plane of mine. Their customer service is the worst Iíve ever encountered in my 71yr life on anything.
Forum: RV-3 08-24-2018, 03:51 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 400
Posted By wilddog
Firewall Mod

RV-3 builders might want to consider building a removable plate in the firewall behind the mags. The rt is not too bad but the lift is so close to the firewall removing/replacing the three screws in...
Forum: RV-6/6A 07-29-2018, 08:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,120
Posted By wilddog
Arenít the landings in an -A similar to a tail...

Arenít the landings in an -A similar to a tail wheel in that you must keep weight off the nose gear? Taxing would be different but on landing on grass, the nose wheel can dig in and needs to be held...
Forum: RV-4 06-28-2018, 07:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 496
Posted By wilddog
Your new ones look just like mine from Vetterman...

Your new ones look just like mine from Vetterman for my -8.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-27-2018, 09:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,867
Posted By wilddog
Thanks for the replies! Could you all elaborate...

Thanks for the replies! Could you all elaborate on placement of the seams? Especially on curving areas like the cowl, fairings and tips.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-27-2018, 12:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,867
Posted By wilddog
Vinyl Wrap?

There have been some beautiful wrapped RVs posted here but Iím wondering if any builders tried wrap and didnít like the results or gave up in frustration? If so, could you explain the problems...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-25-2018, 12:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,199
Posted By wilddog
Turbo69, Did you do the upper cowl with one...

Turbo69,
Did you do the upper cowl with one piece of vinyl? Iím going to try it and wondered if it would be possible to do one piece or do the air intakes in front of no. 1 and 2 seperatly. How do...
Forum: RV-14 06-21-2018, 10:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,605
Posted By wilddog
Looks like you could cut the fwd half of the...

Looks like you could cut the fwd half of the horizontal part that fastens to the stab apart from the rest of the fairing. Fasten it down to the stab and glass the gap. Other ideas??
Forum: Safety 06-19-2018, 01:35 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,837
Posted By wilddog
That stuff can also come off in sheets that could...

That stuff can also come off in sheets that could easily clog the fuel pick up. I would not fly it and you are smart to ground it. Building new tanks is a good option if your plane was from a pre...
Forum: Safety 06-17-2018, 08:44 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,837
Posted By wilddog
Send them to Weeps no More. Expensive but they do...

Send them to Weeps no More. Expensive but they do an excellent job.
Forum: RV-14 06-06-2018, 03:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,151
Posted By wilddog
Just did it. Had to cut a section out of middle...

Just did it. Had to cut a section out of middle of snorkle, fit both ends, fill middle with foam, sand to shape, glass, cut out foam. Fits like it was made for it now.
Forum: Rocket 06-03-2018, 07:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,923
Posted By wilddog
Interesting web page, Iíll be following your...

Interesting web page, Iíll be following your progress. Looks like a good start!
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-27-2018, 12:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,143
Posted By wilddog
Would tapered pins work in place of bolts?

Would tapered pins work in place of bolts?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-17-2018, 05:50 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,785
Posted By wilddog
Tom, I was at the same point a while ago. I...

Tom, I was at the same point a while ago. I mounted the engine, fitted the cowl and am currently trying to finish the baffles and oil cooler mount. The cowl and baffles take quite a bit of time. I...
Forum: Tools 05-16-2018, 09:01 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,723
Posted By wilddog
You are going to like those Wiha screwdrivers....

You are going to like those Wiha screwdrivers. Quality makes a big difference.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-15-2018, 06:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 864
Posted By wilddog
How much of a gap do you have at the LG leading...

How much of a gap do you have at the LG leading edge, where your thumb is in the last picture? Looks like the fairing needs to slide back a little and the upper part is stopping it. Cut it off??
Forum: RV-14 05-03-2018, 04:33 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,198
Posted By wilddog
Did the spacer come from AFP? I had not thought...

Did the spacer come from AFP? I had not thought about rotating the servo, looks like the best way to hook up the cables. I have a ECI sump that is a little different but running cables the same way...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-28-2018, 10:24 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,525
Posted By wilddog
Another question, did you take the tanks off and...

Another question, did you take the tanks off and cover them separately from the wings or run the vinyl over both with the tanks on? If I could cover the cowl, would heat be a problem? Iím also...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic 04-23-2018, 06:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,039
Posted By wilddog
It was mine! I was flying back to my farm in Va...

It was mine! I was flying back to my farm in Va near MFV from HWV and needed a very quick stop to unload some coffee.
RV-3a built by Peter Ward with a Rocket turtle deck. Iíve owned it for the past...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-19-2018, 07:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 734
Posted By wilddog
Iím also looking for two if anyone has any extra.

Iím also looking for two if anyone has any extra.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-30-2018, 06:45 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,582
Posted By wilddog
How long ago did the first RV-8 fly?

How long ago did the first RV-8 fly?
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-16-2018, 07:08 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,771
Posted By wilddog
Could you try pins from wire a little smaller in...

Could you try pins from wire a little smaller in dia? If that doesn’t help, I would change to screws and nut plates or cam fasteners. If you can go with smaller wire, be sure it is secured so that it...
Forum: RV-3 03-16-2018, 07:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 656
Posted By wilddog
Not like a -8, donít know about the -4.

Not like a -8, donít know about the -4.
Forum: RV-14 03-12-2018, 05:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,170
Posted By wilddog
Donít despair, it is a steep learning curve with...

Donít despair, it is a steep learning curve with Proseal and tanks. I was dreading building them but after I got going, actually enjoyed it.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-06-2018, 04:02 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 7,157
Posted By wilddog
By the time it works itís way down the supply...

By the time it works itís way down the supply chain to retail and everybody has added on to that small increase, the box of cereal, loaf of bread and possibly a RV kit cost a lot more.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-25-2018, 12:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,389
Posted By wilddog
Carl, check your pm.

Carl, check your pm.
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-22-2018, 07:03 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,771
Posted By wilddog
There are also several screws on each side just...

There are also several screws on each side just behind the spinner that must be removed.
Forum: Steam Gauges 02-18-2018, 07:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,872
Posted By wilddog
I have two of them but the temp is a probe and...

I have two of them but the temp is a probe and cable, not 12v. One has a long cable and the other a shorter one. Both are reading the same temp as air now. Donít know how accurate or if it works....
Forum: Steam Gauges 02-17-2018, 07:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,872
Posted By wilddog
I think I have one, I will check today.

I think I have one, I will check today.
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-04-2018, 05:07 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,791
Posted By wilddog
I will be interested in how this turns out. 80...

I will be interested in how this turns out. 80 mils is no small amount and if you disassembled the center section, How are you going to rivet it back with the holes so far off? If the QB is actually...
Forum: Acts of Charity (using your RV) 01-30-2018, 04:14 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 17,947
Posted By wilddog
Pete, So sorry about your dog. I know how hard...

Pete, So sorry about your dog. I know how hard the loss of a good dog is. Your final act of kindness relieved him of his pain at the end of a happy life with your family and Iím sure he is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-30-2018, 09:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 724
Posted By wilddog
Consider making it so you can slide the drdt2...

Consider making it so you can slide the drdt2 in/out because you will need the clearance below for some things.
Forum: RV-14 01-21-2018, 05:03 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,172
Posted By wilddog
Good tips in these post. One more, it is very...

Good tips in these post. One more, it is very difficult to inspect the shop head side of some rivets. Press your finger against it for a min. The shop head will make an impression on your fingertip...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-19-2018, 05:25 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 9,421
Posted By wilddog
Fast Back Canopy

Has anyone with the fastback mod had a cracked canopy? This mod would have a shorter canopy and get rid of the point where most cracks seem to occur.
Forum: RV-14 01-17-2018, 05:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,342
Posted By wilddog
Bevan, Nice looking job. What parts did you...

Bevan,
Nice looking job. What parts did you paint? Was matching the paint color to the film any problem?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-12-2018, 10:13 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 9,333
Posted By wilddog
I have my PTT on top of the stick, the same place...

I have my PTT on top of the stick, the same place as my other airplanes and it works fine there. I canít ever remembering accidentally hitting it. I have one of Daytonís throttle levers with engine...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-08-2018, 08:27 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,929
Posted By wilddog
Big Targets for Lawyers

Iím wondering if carrying a big insurance policy only makes you a bigger target? If you do have a $2m umbrella policy plus say a half mil liability policy and get sued for $10m, youíre still on the...
Forum: RV-10 12-26-2017, 11:35 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,228
Posted By wilddog
Thanks Carl, I can see that would be a problem.

Thanks Carl, I can see that would be a problem.
Forum: RV-10 12-26-2017, 08:21 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,228
Posted By wilddog
Yes, now next question. Would a simple open/close...

Yes, now next question. Would a simple open/close valve on the return line located in the cockpit work as well as the AFP purge valve? That would eliminate the cable and the expensive AFP purge...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-20-2017, 05:09 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,472
Posted By wilddog
Locate your air compressor in a separate building...

Locate your air compressor in a separate building so you donít have to hear it running.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-20-2017, 07:47 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,472
Posted By wilddog
Make it much bigger than you think you will ever...

Make it much bigger than you think you will ever need.
Forum: My RV Build Project 11-06-2017, 07:15 AM
Replies: 389
Views: 183,075
Posted By wilddog
David, Question, if you should ever have to...

David,
Question, if you should ever have to replace a glued and riveted skin, how hard would it be to remove with the glue holding it?
Forum: Tools 11-04-2017, 11:09 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,629
Posted By wilddog
Larry, I use 22-25 psi with a 3x gun. I have a...

Larry,
I use 22-25 psi with a 3x gun. I have a 2X but find it hits lighter and faster and requires more hits than the 3x does. The little knob thing on the handle just controls air flow, not...
Forum: Tools 11-04-2017, 08:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,629
Posted By wilddog
Larry, What psi are you running and is your gun...

Larry,
What psi are you running and is your gun 2X or 3x?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-04-2017, 07:25 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 587
Posted By wilddog
South Carolina Airplane Taxes

Can someone tell me what taxes I would pay on an experimental ,RV-8 ,based in Conway SC?
Forum: Rocket 10-25-2017, 06:13 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 10,817
Posted By wilddog
Pictures are fine on the link. Need many more,...

Pictures are fine on the link. Need many more, very pretty airplane!
Forum: Autopilots 10-04-2017, 06:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 514
Posted By wilddog
TruTrak sent me the bulb when I burned mine out...

TruTrak sent me the bulb when I burned mine out messing with it. Easy to replace and make sure you have the resistor wired in or it will instantly burn out.
Forum: RV-9/9A 10-02-2017, 02:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,706
Posted By wilddog
Auto parts stores now carry canned spray on stuff...

Auto parts stores now carry canned spray on stuff that freezes bolts.
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-02-2017, 09:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,486
Posted By wilddog
Post no 2 has an interesting idea for conversion....

Post no 2 has an interesting idea for conversion. The 8a fuselage could stay as is with the gear left off and a new motor mount constructed with gear leg mounts like a Rocket.
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-27-2017, 09:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 879
Posted By wilddog
Sikaflex Question

After I put the first coat of Sika 295UL on to bond the canopy to the frame, do I have to apply another coat of primer before the last thin cosmetic coat of 295? I can't find the answer on Sika site...
Forum: Tools 09-13-2017, 06:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,024
Posted By wilddog
I don't see how it would be very useful because...

I don't see how it would be very useful because most of the rivets would still be inaccessible with it and the ones easy to get to could be done with a squeezer.
If your regulator wasn't working, you...
Forum: Tools 08-13-2017, 02:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,331
Posted By wilddog
You will need. A bench grinder and a Scotchbright...

You will need. A bench grinder and a Scotchbright wheel. Get a Dremel tool. Get a small power screwdriver and mount a debur tool on it. I use a bandsaw often and also like a phnematic squeezer. One...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-09-2017, 12:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,988
Posted By wilddog
Tim, Both those dimples just don't look right....

Tim,
Both those dimples just don't look right. Are you sure you have the correct dies? When the DRD2 is set right the frame should flex some when dimpling. But they both look off, that is why I'm...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-08-2017, 05:28 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,323
Posted By wilddog
The bucking bar does not require much pressure at...

The bucking bar does not require much pressure at all, the weight of the bar does the work. Tungsten bars work best for me and they may or may not for you. They are a lot smaller than steel bars.
...
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-07-2017, 11:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,249
Posted By wilddog
How is the canopy attached to the frame? Rivets...

How is the canopy attached to the frame? Rivets or glue?
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