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Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 11-16-2017, 05:52 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 174
Posted By goatflieg
With light bezel: R-411; without light bezel is...

With light bezel: R-411; without light bezel is R-411W/O, I believe. Had it handy in my KitLog because I had to order one with a bezel.
Forum: My RV Build Project 11-13-2017, 05:24 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 21,350
Posted By goatflieg
The skirt is now apparently a two-piece item. It...

The skirt is now apparently a two-piece item. It looks like it will take a LOT of fabrication and fiddling. I'll keep you posted.

You can never have enough space. The photo of the finish kit...
Forum: My RV Build Project 11-13-2017, 05:14 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 21,350
Posted By goatflieg
The NACA vent in the fuselage is for the front...

The NACA vent in the fuselage is for the front seat; the underwing vent is for the back seat... at least that's the plans callout.
Forum: My RV Build Project 11-11-2017, 05:03 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 21,350
Posted By goatflieg
I haven't posted in this thread for quite a...

I haven't posted in this thread for quite a while. I've made 5 more blogspot blog entries since the last post and a LOT of KitLog entries, documenting a lot more progress. The most recent blog...
Forum: Interiors 11-07-2017, 07:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 591
Posted By goatflieg
I'm very happy with my Classic Aero seats. I...

I'm very happy with my Classic Aero seats. I wanted something different from their normal line, and Jeremiah Webster spent a lot of time with me; sending different samples, discussing options on the...
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-06-2017, 03:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 781
Posted By goatflieg
I built in the manual trim on my RV-8... so I...

I built in the manual trim on my RV-8... so I will also be interested in feedback. Thanks for starting this thread.
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-04-2017, 08:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 493
Posted By goatflieg
My shop is 25x25, and I wish it was bigger... but...

My shop is 25x25, and I wish it was bigger... but space is like fuel; more is almost always better, but sometimes a little will take you a long ways. Working on the fuselage right now, and with the...
Forum: Reviews 10-31-2017, 12:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,497
Posted By goatflieg
When I walked into their office last fall and the...

When I walked into their office last fall and the first thing I saw was a photo of the Polen Special on the cubicle wall, I knew I was among friends!
Forum: Reviews 10-30-2017, 09:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,497
Posted By goatflieg
Tempting... but I'm looking forward to watching...

Tempting... but I'm looking forward to watching the build and run-in in Tulsa and bringing it back in my own truck! It's about time that truck earned it's keep...
Forum: Reviews 10-30-2017, 07:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,497
Posted By goatflieg
So good to read this... and so glad I chose them...

So good to read this... and so glad I chose them for my engine, which should be ready the first week of January. It's always so rewarding to be able to do business with honorable people that will do...
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-29-2017, 06:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 463
Posted By goatflieg
I was unaware of the idler arm for the rear...

I was unaware of the idler arm for the rear rudder pedals, as I did not order them. Maybe I'll call Van's and get the arm only. That's a nice solution.
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-28-2017, 02:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 463
Posted By goatflieg
Rudder Cable/Gear Tower Interference

I ordered my RV-8 with ground adjustable rudder pedals. Since the air-adjustable setup is now standard, the ground adjustable setup seems to require a fair amount of fettling to get right. I've...
Forum: RV-9/9A 10-12-2017, 05:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 705
Posted By goatflieg
I was very happy with The Cleaveland RV tool kit....

I was very happy with The Cleaveland RV tool kit. I did add some items later; the Main Squeeze riveting/dimpling tool is excellent, and investing in all the other interchangeable yokes was wise. I...
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-06-2017, 09:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,386
Posted By goatflieg
Plan well ahead if ordering QB RV-8 wings and...

Plan well ahead if ordering QB RV-8 wings and fuselage. Van's recommends that both be ordered together so they can be matched. I ordered mine in June 2016 and was told 5-6 months. It took...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 10-04-2017, 01:58 PM
Replies: 326
Views: 102,045
Posted By goatflieg
LOL I was thinking the same thing, Leo. So glad...

LOL I was thinking the same thing, Leo. So glad Scott caught the best Detroit possible.
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-02-2017, 03:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 635
Posted By goatflieg
Spoke to Bill at Whirl Wind; they recommend front...

Spoke to Bill at Whirl Wind; they recommend front mount because it's easier to access for linkage and adjustment and it runs cooler. He says if it was his plane, it would be up front. I will defer...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-29-2017, 08:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 722
Posted By goatflieg
All above advice is good. Man, I miss Half Moon...

All above advice is good. Man, I miss Half Moon Bay. Visited by car in 2016; haven't flown over in decades. Love that place.
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-29-2017, 03:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 635
Posted By goatflieg
Need prop governor location advice

I'm getting ready to order my engine from Barrett; Superior IO360 with horizontal induction, using a Plane Power belt-driven alternator. My prop will be a Whirl Wind 200RV, and they will be...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-29-2017, 02:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,924
Posted By goatflieg
Congratulations! Sounds like the best possible...

Congratulations! Sounds like the best possible buying experience. I still have a LOT of work to do before I'm flying mine... but I can't wait to be wearing my own RV grin!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-25-2017, 08:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,606
Posted By goatflieg
Oh man... I'd love to live there. Might just...

Oh man... I'd love to live there. Might just have to check into that myself.
Forum: My RV Build Project 09-24-2017, 08:39 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 23,100
Posted By goatflieg
I understand completely. During the 13 years...

I understand completely. During the 13 years between buying my pre-plans kit and my empennage, the websites and YouTube videos shared by other builders (Mat Dralle, Bryan Raley, Scott Thompson and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-23-2017, 05:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,960
Posted By goatflieg
It is a sad situation... but I'm not sure the...

It is a sad situation... but I'm not sure the blame lies entirely with airport management. The local events I attend at PTK, YIP and 1D2 are really good about announcing that aircraft are NOT TO BE...
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-19-2017, 08:38 PM
Replies: 643
Views: 588,904
Posted By goatflieg
Just received this photo from Jason Smith at...

Just received this photo from Jason Smith at Aerotronics. This isn't a photo of a mock-up. This is a photo of my actual, real, finished panel.
I'm excited... and terrified. Stuff just got very,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-18-2017, 07:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,106
Posted By goatflieg
I set a similar goal when I started building my...

I set a similar goal when I started building my RV-8; I wanted it flying by my 60th birthday, which was in July of this year. Knew early on that was unrealistic; it became "flying while I was still...
Forum: Painting your RV 09-15-2017, 06:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,451
Posted By goatflieg
Sorry about the late reply. I ordered a LOT of...

Sorry about the late reply. I ordered a LOT of stuff; if you want stock numbers and quantities, send me a PM and I'll send you a copy of my order sheet from Blend Supply. Ask for Ryan Wilcox; tell...
Forum: Safety 09-07-2017, 09:58 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 49,750
Posted By goatflieg
If anybody wants to come all the way up to...

If anybody wants to come all the way up to Michigan, I can offer up my hangar at PTK for one aircraft. PM me.
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-07-2017, 09:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,169
Posted By goatflieg
PM sent, along with contact information and...

PM sent, along with contact information and donation details. Let me know if you need that check photo.
Forum: Reviews 09-02-2017, 03:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 728
Posted By goatflieg
Looking forward to ordering my 200RV prop from...

Looking forward to ordering my 200RV prop from them. Won't be (too) long now...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-31-2017, 08:49 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,146
Posted By goatflieg
The Breezy has been on my Must-Experience list...

The Breezy has been on my Must-Experience list for a LONG time. Hopefully it will happen someday... maybe when my RV-8 is done, I can trade rides with someone.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-26-2017, 08:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,799
Posted By goatflieg
Yeah... it might be the only place you haven't...

Yeah... it might be the only place you haven't been. ;)
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-16-2017, 09:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 951
Posted By goatflieg
Aerotronics. Stein Air is excellent; so is...

Aerotronics. Stein Air is excellent; so is Aerotronics. I happen to be an Aerotronics customer; they're building my G3X panel as I type this. Tell Jason Smith I sent you...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-14-2017, 09:35 PM
Replies: 326
Views: 102,045
Posted By goatflieg
Wow... powerful as always. What's sticking with...

Wow... powerful as always. What's sticking with me right now is the photos of the hotel. I once co-wrote a song called "Outlook In"... a wistful acoustic ballad. I think my lyrics might fit...
Forum: Tools 08-12-2017, 09:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 815
Posted By goatflieg
Love my Cleaveland Main Squeeze; better leverage...

Love my Cleaveland Main Squeeze; better leverage than some other squeezers. I also value my collection of C-frames for it; get them all, because you'll use every one. Close quarters dimple sets are...
Forum: My RV Build Project 08-11-2017, 08:17 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 23,100
Posted By goatflieg
I was glad we got a chance to chat at OSH. I'm...

I was glad we got a chance to chat at OSH. I'm back to work on my 8, and just updated my kitlog posts. I'll have to revisit your site now!
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-10-2017, 08:29 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 20,205
Posted By goatflieg
They said it was not an issue for these bolts; it...

They said it was not an issue for these bolts; it would still meet the requirements of the SB.
Forum: My RV Build Project 08-08-2017, 06:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,021
Posted By goatflieg
Synergy Air is a great place to learn. I did my...

Synergy Air is a great place to learn. I did my empennage on my own, but took their Quickbuilding class in 2016 right before ordering my QB wings and fuselage. If it were feasible, I would have...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-06-2017, 08:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 743
Posted By goatflieg
I'd rather think that the RV-8 would be a...

I'd rather think that the RV-8 would be a "slightly littler friend"...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-06-2017, 08:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,282
Posted By goatflieg
I know a lot of my flying will be solo, and there...

I know a lot of my flying will be solo, and there will be special challenges with getting my wife in and out of the plane... but we will figure out a way, and it will happen. Sharing the experience...
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-03-2017, 09:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 659
Posted By goatflieg
RV-8 plans gotcha: DWG 73 View A-A

This is old news to some, but I didn't see anything when I searched, so I'll share my experience.
I was working on mounting my vertical stabilizer onto my QB fuselage. I had questions about squaring...
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-03-2017, 08:21 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,128
Posted By goatflieg
Thanks for sharing. One of many great times at...

Thanks for sharing. One of many great times at OSH '17!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-23-2017, 01:43 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 9,202
Posted By goatflieg
I'm just sitting here at my campsite waiting for...

I'm just sitting here at my campsite waiting for 3:00 to roll around. At least I managed to kill a half hour trying to log in from my stinking iPhone...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 07-21-2017, 01:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,754
Posted By goatflieg
Submitted eight a few days ago for...

Submitted eight a few days ago for consideration... but you knew that.
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-21-2017, 01:10 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,128
Posted By goatflieg
I will be there.... and I'll be really glad we'll...

I will be there.... and I'll be really glad we'll be wearing name tags.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-18-2017, 05:19 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 9,202
Posted By goatflieg
I should be able to make it... and I'll bring my...

I should be able to make it... and I'll bring my favorite: Samuel Smith's Organic Chocolate Stout. I'm actually arriving Friday... but I'll try really hard to make sure some is left for Sunday. If...
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-16-2017, 09:21 PM
Replies: 845
Views: 508,975
Posted By goatflieg
Congratulations! I can't wait till I'm doing it...

Congratulations! I can't wait till I'm doing it too. And... first attempt?! That was an excellent video! Great coverage edited very well... exciting from start to finish. Hope you're coming to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-03-2017, 12:25 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,912
Posted By goatflieg
Berkeley is a beautiful campus in one of my...

Berkeley is a beautiful campus in one of my favorite places on the planet. Make sure to find some time to explore the area... especially the Marin Headlands (where my ashes will be scattered), San...
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-30-2017, 06:58 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,128
Posted By goatflieg
Don't feel anywhere near qualified to organize......

Don't feel anywhere near qualified to organize... but keep me in the loop.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-22-2017, 08:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,719
Posted By goatflieg
After today's painting escapades wound down, I...

After today's painting escapades wound down, I checked my email and found a reply from Matt Dralle, and of course the instructions were exactly the same as he had given Dave. The good news is that...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-22-2017, 06:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 940
Posted By goatflieg
Van's Banquet tickets not on website?

I've seen the notice from the mothership posted here about AirVenture Banquet tickets being available, but I haven't been able to find any info on them on the Van's website. I usually reserve them...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-21-2017, 05:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,719
Posted By goatflieg
Thank you Dave! I'll try it later today... as...

Thank you Dave! I'll try it later today... as soon as I get these alligators below my butt and finish herding these cats and rounding up these rattlesnakes...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-20-2017, 07:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,719
Posted By goatflieg
Windows 10 upgrade rendered Kitlog Pro incompatible

A few days ago, my computer went through a massive Windows 10 upgrade... again... automatically and not of my choosing... but that's the way Microsoft operates now. When I tried to log on I get an...
Forum: RV-14 06-14-2017, 10:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,682
Posted By goatflieg
I've got my set on the way, too... and based on...

I've got my set on the way, too... and based on advice from other chapter members, I upgraded my order to include memory foam. Classic was able to provide me with a cover made of a canvas material...
Forum: Painting your RV 06-14-2017, 10:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 702
Posted By goatflieg
More Kudos to Sherwin Williams and Blend Supply

Now that I've reached a satisfactory conclusion, I'd like to share more details about my initial testing and learning how to use my new paint gun.
I've reached a point in the build when I had to...
Forum: Painting your RV 06-14-2017, 09:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 702
Posted By goatflieg
Yes; Mid-year 1943 Army Air Corps colors. Blend...

Yes; Mid-year 1943 Army Air Corps colors. Blend supply was able to have S-W match the original ANA colors... as far as I can tell; don't have much to cross-check it with, but they look right. Got...
Forum: My RV Build Project 06-14-2017, 09:11 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 26,124
Posted By goatflieg
I just painted my first stars & bars test panel. ...

I just painted my first stars & bars test panel. Look for my thread with pic in the "Painting Your RV" forum section; Sherwin-Williams Skyscapes GA test panel. Surprised by the result... and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-13-2017, 11:54 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,944
Posted By goatflieg
I always think of the Mythbusters episode where...

I always think of the Mythbusters episode where they explored whether dimples such as the ones on golf balls reduced drag; would a dimpled car get better mileage? Turns out, to their surprise, it...
Forum: Painting your RV 06-13-2017, 06:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 702
Posted By goatflieg
Sherwin-Williams Skyscapes GA test panel

After many trials and tribulations, I finished my test panel. It utilized the five main colors intended for my RV-8 exterior: Olive Drab, Neutral Gray, Insignia Red, Insignia White and Insignia...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 06-06-2017, 11:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,232
Posted By goatflieg
Awhile back, our EAA Chapter 113 in Canton MI had...

Awhile back, our EAA Chapter 113 in Canton MI had a member of the Recreational Aviation Foundation do a presentation on the North Fox Island airport. They had just started the restoration efforts;...
Forum: Painting your RV 06-05-2017, 06:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,451
Posted By goatflieg
Just started test shooting my S-W Skyscapes GA...

Just started test shooting my S-W Skyscapes GA today. Usual novice issues... but looks to be a good product. Hoping my air circulation will be able to handle the output of the spray gun. Got...
Forum: Painting your RV 05-11-2017, 05:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,085
Posted By goatflieg
At the Sherwin-Williams Aerospace Coatings...

At the Sherwin-Williams Aerospace Coatings Training Program I learned they recommend their CM0110120 Wiping Solvent. Very easy and very effective. That's all I need to prep the QB primer for my...
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-07-2017, 08:34 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,270
Posted By goatflieg
This is indeed a great idea. Made my own right...

This is indeed a great idea. Made my own right after seeing this thread, and using this technique a LOT for all the scalloped fuselage parts. I found the scotchbrite wheel easy to cut with a...
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-05-2017, 04:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,288
Posted By goatflieg
I found the same problem with my RV-8 QB today. ...

I found the same problem with my RV-8 QB today. So grateful for the resources of the Van's Air Force; found the solution here. I will remove the clecoed-in floor skins and break out the dremel...
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