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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-17-2017, 08:24 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,226
Posted By StuBob
Go ahead and put my RV-8 down for August 12,...

Go ahead and put my RV-8 down for August 12, 2028! 😄
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-09-2017, 03:11 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,325
Posted By StuBob
Four years after the OP, this is unchanged.

Four years after the OP, this is unchanged.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-08-2017, 11:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,711
Posted By StuBob
Speaking of premiums, the 390 is a lot closer to...

Speaking of premiums, the 390 is a lot closer to the 360 than it used to be.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-05-2017, 03:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,647
Posted By StuBob
Thanks, Larry.

Thanks, Larry.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-03-2017, 02:59 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,008
Posted By StuBob
I'd have to see it to believe it. Until then,...

I'd have to see it to believe it. Until then, it's just baseless rumor. I've never dealt with Kaiser or Providence (thankfully), but I've never heard of a network "instructing its doctors" to do or...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-03-2017, 02:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,647
Posted By StuBob
RE: Blind rivets What rivet puller will fit in...

RE: Blind rivets

What rivet puller will fit in there? The one I have is too thick and, with main ribs in place, won't put the heads down flat.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-27-2017, 07:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,405
Posted By StuBob
Unduly cynical. If you tell them what you need,...

Unduly cynical. If you tell them what you need, they'll tell you how to buy exactly that.
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-24-2017, 08:23 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,675
Posted By StuBob
You often hear the advice of "do something every...

You often hear the advice of "do something every day." I think it's more important to take a break. I just re-entered the garage with renewed vigor after a 2-month hiatus. I haven't destroyed any...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-22-2017, 07:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,492
Posted By StuBob
Van's is already up there. Don't be greedy!

Van's is already up there. Don't be greedy!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-20-2017, 11:00 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,608
Posted By StuBob
Wait......does "three girls" mean two daughters...

Wait......does "three girls" mean two daughters and a wife, or three daughters?

If 3 daughters, buy a 182 and take up woodworking or restore an old car.

As to regrets: I regret not finishing the...
Forum: Midwest 02-20-2017, 09:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,955
Posted By StuBob
Lovely. Added text for character minimum.

Lovely.


Added text for character minimum.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-19-2017, 01:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,902
Posted By StuBob
About That Poor Riveting......

Vic has started an incredibly helpful thread with photos of bad workmanship. I didn't want to pollute that thread with these quick questions, so here:

Other than previous incidents involving spars...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-17-2017, 07:13 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 9,087
Posted By StuBob
According to Van's website, a 180hp -7 cruises at...

According to Van's website, a 180hp -7 cruises at 199mph, a -14 at 195mph. The -7 takes off in 575' and lands in 500', where the -14 takes off in 512' and lands in 550'. At gross, the -7 climbs...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-15-2017, 09:52 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 9,087
Posted By StuBob
Bingo. That's what I suspected, based on my RV-8...

Bingo. That's what I suspected, based on my RV-8 experience and what I've seen of the -14 plans. It seems I spend a lot of time trying to locate on the plans the stuff that's referenced in the manual.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-15-2017, 05:29 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 9,087
Posted By StuBob
I didn't know about Cirrus and the IO-390. That's...

I didn't know about Cirrus and the IO-390. That's a big deal.

Money is obviously important in the decision making, but no one can evaluate its impact for anyone else.

FWIW, my wife and I hardly...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-15-2017, 07:18 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 9,087
Posted By StuBob
Wow. Eight responses and not one boosting the -7....

Wow. Eight responses and not one boosting the -7. Interesting.

Thanks, guys!

Keep 'em coming!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-14-2017, 04:03 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 9,087
Posted By StuBob
Ignore the Money: RV-7 vs RV-14

This has been hashed around a little, but less than I expected.

Let's say you're interested in a mildly-aerobatically-capable, 2-place, side-by-side airplane to take on 500-mile trips. For whatever...
Forum: RV-14 02-13-2017, 07:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 985
Posted By StuBob
RV-14 in Indiana?

I'd like to see an actual -14 in the wild, flying or not. Anyone within Bonanza distance of Indianapolis?

Thanks in advance.
Forum: ADS-B 02-11-2017, 06:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,657
Posted By StuBob
Do you mean the rebate isn't worth it or ADS-B...

Do you mean the rebate isn't worth it or ADS-B isn't worth it?

The rebate doesn't cause the multiple flights. Taxed or not, getting the rebate puts more money in your pocket than not getting...
Forum: Reviews 02-09-2017, 06:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,254
Posted By StuBob
Martin -- How do you contract with them? Does...

Martin --

How do you contract with them? Does Van's facilitate anything or did you just call the companies? And what happens when they get to your driveway?

I'm probably more worried about this...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-05-2017, 01:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,323
Posted By StuBob
A little digging reveals that the engine is, in...

A little digging reveals that the engine is, in fact, an O-360-A1A.

Does that affect the consensus price?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-04-2017, 09:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,323
Posted By StuBob
I agree he's a good man and I think it's a good...

I agree he's a good man and I think it's a good airplane. I don't mean to disparage either in any way.

Looking at asking prices on Barnstormers, the local consensus might be a little low. But some...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-04-2017, 12:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,323
Posted By StuBob
On the IO-520's, the alternator connects directly...

On the IO-520's, the alternator connects directly to the crankshaft by a ring gear inside the crankcase. We pulled the alternator at annual for preventive maintenance and found excessive wear on the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-04-2017, 10:10 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,323
Posted By StuBob
Any contrary opinions? I was thinking more or...

Any contrary opinions?

I was thinking more or less the same thing.

How would you evaluate this engine? "It's running great," after all, "I wouldn't hesitate to take off and cross the Rockies...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-04-2017, 07:27 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,323
Posted By StuBob
Help Me Value This RV-7A

A buddy is considering selling his RV7A, which was finished about 10 years ago. Here's the data to the best of my knowledge:

TT1000 or somewhat less
Avionics/Instruments:
IFD 540. Some audio panel,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-11-2017, 07:24 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 15,150
Posted By StuBob
Three points: 1) If you have a previous medical...

Three points:
1) If you have a previous medical (which you must), the doctor is only agreeing with what a previous AME has said. No new liability here.

2) Being a pilot is irrelevant....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-04-2017, 06:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,827
Posted By StuBob
Thanks, guys.

Thanks, guys.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-03-2017, 07:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,827
Posted By StuBob
Edge distance, tank attach brackets

Ok...I know what "perfect" looks like. But I don't know what "good enough" looks like.

Drilling the most inboard tank attach bracket (RV8), I got closer to the edge than I would've liked. But if I...
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-20-2016, 05:20 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,734
Posted By StuBob
The former SafeAir mast is sold by Cleaveland as...

The former SafeAir mast is sold by Cleaveland as "Pitot Mast Blue."
Forum: RV-9/9A 11-30-2016, 05:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,084
Posted By StuBob
I have one wing out of the jig and one just in....

I have one wing out of the jig and one just in. So far, I've absolutely needed riveting help for most of the leading edges, the entire tank, top skins, and nose ribs.

The tail I did almost...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-20-2016, 02:06 PM
Replies: 14
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Views: 3,699
Posted By StuBob
Very true, but there was homebuilding before...

Very true, but there was homebuilding before there was Van's. A lot of people build RV's who would build something else if RV's weren't available.

In fact, one could argue that Van's has had a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-05-2016, 06:52 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 14,651
Posted By StuBob
There is a segment of the RV community that may...

There is a segment of the RV community that may be described as Top Gun Wannabees. Fairly or not, the pilot population at large is annoyed by them. When an RV announces he is "four out for the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-03-2016, 02:47 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,615
Posted By StuBob
Another thing offered by the better "OPA's" is...

Another thing offered by the better "OPA's" is "Service Clinics." These are brief inspections, where an expert in the type crawls around your airplane with a mirror and a flashlight, inspecting known...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-03-2016, 10:06 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,615
Posted By StuBob
VAF provides all of the benefits of a Type club?...

VAF provides all of the benefits of a Type club?

The most important function of the best Type clubs is initial and recurrent training. A "VOPA" would be an ideal vehicle for establishing a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-16-2016, 10:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,862
Posted By StuBob
^^^This. I found no advantage to waiting....

^^^This.

I found no advantage to waiting. Masking tape is very helpful.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-06-2016, 09:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,607
Posted By StuBob
Is this what you're saying: If the problem was...

Is this what you're saying: If the problem was that the offset set was hitting the heads at an angle, he'd be getting smilies. If he's not getting smilies, the problem isn't directly related to the...
Forum: RV-12 08-31-2016, 07:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,952
Posted By StuBob
If you're not on any meds, it's hard to say you...

If you're not on any meds, it's hard to say you have significant COPD. If you really want to go Private Pilot, it should be doable with the right AME.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-20-2016, 04:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,923
Posted By StuBob
With my amazing $140 amazon-purchased borescope,...

With my amazing $140 amazon-purchased borescope, I was able to find what looks to be the problem:
https://photos.smugmug.com/Wings/i-wsJCTL5/0/O/Photo%20on%208-20-16%20at%202.30%20PM.jpg

I'm pretty...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-20-2016, 10:42 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,923
Posted By StuBob
I've ordered a plate, but I'm pretty excited...

I've ordered a plate, but I'm pretty excited about this Type A ProSeal. Just ordered some from Spruce. I bought the pint, figuring the cartridge is only a 50% discount and there's a good chance I'll...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-19-2016, 08:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,923
Posted By StuBob
On this hole and plate idea: Would you use...

On this hole and plate idea: Would you use closed-ended blind rivets or nut plates to attach the plate?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-19-2016, 08:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,923
Posted By StuBob
I'm having trouble picturing this. Do you mean...

I'm having trouble picturing this. Do you mean drill out the skin-to-baffle rivets, pry the skin out, and ProSeal in that gap?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-19-2016, 07:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,923
Posted By StuBob
Coupla Tank Leaks

Just finished my first fuel tank (RV8) and, not surprisingly, have a couple of leaks. One is at the top, outboard corner of the baffle. The other is around the fuel sender...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-18-2016, 11:26 AM
Replies: 249
Views: 123,621
Posted By StuBob
Me, too. I want mine autographed!

Me, too. I want mine autographed!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-16-2016, 04:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,454
Posted By StuBob
Thanks, Jay!

Thanks, Jay!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-15-2016, 04:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,454
Posted By StuBob
Who Builds Tanks?

At various times, there have been various names bandied about of people who are skilled builders who'll build tanks.

As long as the first one has taken, and as frustrating as it's been, I might be...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-14-2016, 03:33 PM
Replies: 249
Views: 123,621
Posted By StuBob
Great writing, great photos, and an uncommonly...

Great writing, great photos, and an uncommonly frank and authentic spiritual perspective. Thanks!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-24-2016, 09:27 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,394
Posted By StuBob
Last evening, Scholler looked more populated than...

Last evening, Scholler looked more populated than usual -- maybe about like the same time last year. North 40 has plenty of room.
Forum: RV-12 07-15-2016, 07:32 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 10,704
Posted By StuBob
I don't think it'll have much effect on RV-12's...

I don't think it'll have much effect on RV-12's or RANS S-19's, etc. But it could certainly cause the value of J-3's to fall relative to Cessna 140's.
Forum: Safety 07-12-2016, 04:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,288
Posted By StuBob
Might've been a much different story in an RV-4...

Might've been a much different story in an RV-4 or -8! :(

Glad it turned out well.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-11-2016, 08:42 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,777
Posted By StuBob
Vic, when is the builder errors talk?

Vic, when is the builder errors talk?
Forum: Tools 07-09-2016, 01:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,809
Posted By StuBob
I totally need one!

I totally need one!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-08-2016, 06:33 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 26,991
Posted By StuBob
I started a thread on Oshkosh a couple of weeks...

I started a thread on Oshkosh a couple of weeks ago and was curtly informed VAF wasn't the place for such a topic. See Posting Rules, especially the red letters!, I was...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-26-2016, 01:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,522
Posted By StuBob
I wish they'd put such tips in the manual.

I wish they'd put such tips in the manual.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-26-2016, 07:57 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,522
Posted By StuBob
Alright, this is making some sense. I looked at...

Alright, this is making some sense.

I looked at your site, Phil, and I've got to say -- either you work really fast or you put in some long days. Thanks for the links.

Robert, good to see you here!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-25-2016, 08:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,522
Posted By StuBob
Do you use the Permatex gasket stuff with the...

Do you use the Permatex gasket stuff with the cork gasket, or instead of it?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-25-2016, 08:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,522
Posted By StuBob
Actually, now that I look at it for the 1000th...

Actually, now that I look at it for the 1000th time, it appears the RV-8 Section B-B' shows the whole assembly inside the hump, which isn't possible.

Really tempted to just cut the sucker out and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-25-2016, 08:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,522
Posted By StuBob
The plot thickens....... Here's the RV-8 drawing...

The plot thickens.......

Here's the RV-8 drawing and the detail. They clearly show the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-25-2016, 03:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,522
Posted By StuBob
I think so, but I'm open to correction.

I think so, but I'm open to correction.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-25-2016, 02:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,522
Posted By StuBob
Can I do that? The circle on the rib is defined...

Can I do that? The circle on the rib is defined by a hump, which is present in the plans. Doesn't that hump add strength?

Are you saying to remove that hump all the way around, or only a small area...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-25-2016, 02:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,522
Posted By StuBob
Tank Gasket and Anti-Rotation Bracket

I'm getting started on the tanks of an RV 8. A couple of quick questions:

1) It seems to me that cork gaskets will have a finite and short life before they start leaking. Has that been a problem? Is...
Forum: GPS 06-24-2016, 08:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,453
Posted By StuBob
Find My Friends on iPhone. Free.

Find My Friends on iPhone. Free.
Forum: Tools 06-13-2016, 11:08 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,581
Posted By StuBob
I just put lawn chair cushions on both sides. No...

I just put lawn chair cushions on both sides. No scratching, no bending. And no sawdust!
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