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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-17-2019, 01:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 889
Posted By RV8Squaz
My personal opinion is that any aerobatic...

My personal opinion is that any aerobatic simulator will only be good for learning the mechanics of each maneuver and in NO WAY should substitute for aerobatic training in a real aircraft. The...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-09-2019, 09:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,300
Posted By RV8Squaz
Hi Laird. Thanks for your response. I ordered...

Hi Laird. Thanks for your response. I ordered those from Flyboy and they were not the correct ones. I had to return them. Iíve been on the phone with them a couple of times and they donít carry...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-09-2019, 02:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,300
Posted By RV8Squaz
Any solutions yet?

I have the W-415 flat topped Hoerner style wing tips and I am in need of replacement lenses. Has anyone found a source for these yet? The fiberglass insert on mine are relatively small and the aft...
Forum: COMM 05-09-2019, 11:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,057
Posted By RV8Squaz
The no sidetone may be an issue. It's possible...

The no sidetone may be an issue. It's possible you just couldn't hear the sidetone over all of the static. BTW, this happens even on airliners. You just have to wait until you exit the clouds and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-26-2019, 09:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 414
Posted By RV8Squaz
PMP for sure. FXE has gotten too crazy. Fuel...

PMP for sure. FXE has gotten too crazy. Fuel and hangar are much more expensive at FXE. At FXE, Banyan will put you in a big box hangar for $70/night and leave the airplane outside untied until...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-24-2019, 07:24 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 11,398
Posted By RV8Squaz
P.S. Congratulations to Chris Crawford who flew...

P.S. Congratulations to Chris Crawford who flew in his first contest in an RV-8A in Primary. Chris, if youíre online, please tell us more about it.

It was a small contest due to weather and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-24-2019, 07:08 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 11,398
Posted By RV8Squaz
Hi Karl, Great to hear from you! I share the...

Hi Karl,

Great to hear from you! I share the same sentiments you so eloquently wrote in your article and in your post. Like Ron, I re-read the article. I too have somewhere around 15,000 hours in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-21-2019, 07:44 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 11,398
Posted By RV8Squaz
Congratulations! So how was it? What did you do?

Congratulations! So how was it? What did you do?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-19-2019, 05:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 622
Posted By RV8Squaz
A no. 8 screw will be more reliable and less...

A no. 8 screw will be more reliable and less prone to stripping if one gets heavy handed.
Forum: Midwest 04-19-2019, 08:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 806
Posted By RV8Squaz
Hey Guys, Thank you all for your suggestions and...

Hey Guys,

Thank you all for your suggestions and ideas! My wife likes the idea of the Intl Peace Garden as a side trip on the way to the Theodore Roosevelt NP.

Rob, yes I saw that you can book...
Forum: Midwest 04-15-2019, 08:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 806
Posted By RV8Squaz
Thank you guys for your inputs and...

Thank you guys for your inputs and recommendations. Great ideas! We're looking forward to the trip!
Forum: Midwest 04-15-2019, 10:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 806
Posted By RV8Squaz
North Dakota flying?

Hello.

My wife and I are flying up to northern Minnesota in June and neither one of us have ever been to North Dakota and thought it would be interesting to visit. At the moment we are planning on...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-11-2019, 07:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,030
Posted By RV8Squaz
I did #1 long before the other two options were...

I did #1 long before the other two options were available. In 12 years and 1600 hours of flying, it has been flawless. Itís also relatively inexpensive and was easy to wire.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-10-2019, 07:03 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,039
Posted By RV8Squaz
The Rite System is unnecessary for engines with...

The Rite System is unnecessary for engines with timing marks on the fly-wheel and adds unwanted complication. Most Lycomings have timing marks on the flywheel on the front and on the back. The...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-08-2019, 11:11 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,471
Posted By RV8Squaz
I should add that at Hartsfield, if a jet isnít...

I should add that at Hartsfield, if a jet isnít ready to go, they get called by the tower and directed to cross the runway and wait on the other side. If no response, they get called by the tower on...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-08-2019, 11:03 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,471
Posted By RV8Squaz
I go. In many cases, those that have lost...

I go. In many cases, those that have lost situational awareness donít even know I was there and have gone!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-08-2019, 09:17 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,220
Posted By RV8Squaz
I had to replace my original green Van's cables...

I had to replace my original green Van's cables at about 500 hours. I installed heat shields and fire sleeve on my throttle and mixture cables. At 1000 hours they became stiff again and I replaced...
Forum: Safety 03-19-2019, 06:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 990
Posted By RV8Squaz
I tried various chutes until I found one I liked....

I tried various chutes until I found one I liked. I found the Strong chute a bit large and bulky. The seat pack didn't work for me because of my tall sitting height. The Wedge Softie was too...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-18-2019, 08:32 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 11,398
Posted By RV8Squaz
WOW! I'm away for a day chasing parts for my...

WOW! I'm away for a day chasing parts for my Bonanza in the morning and working on my replacement canopy in the afternoon and I almost missed this thread. Great thread and poll Ron. Lots of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-03-2019, 06:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,541
Posted By RV8Squaz
Fantastic News!!!

I am happy to announce with great pride and joy, that our very own Ron Schreck has been selected to be the Contest Director (CD) for the 2019 US National Aerobatic Championships!!!! This is a huge...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-27-2019, 08:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 643
Posted By RV8Squaz
I built my entire empennage on a 6 foot workbench...

I built my entire empennage on a 6 foot workbench in a 9 x 10í room that doubled up as an office with a full size desk and a bookcase. Yes, it was cramped, but it worked!
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 02-20-2019, 05:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,152
Posted By RV8Squaz
Nice! I like unusual attitudes.:)

Nice! I like unusual attitudes.:)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-18-2019, 09:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 865
Posted By RV8Squaz
Some more aerobatic opportunities in the SE. 1. ...

Some more aerobatic opportunities in the SE.

1. IAC Chapter 23 in Sebring, FL (SEF) is having regular practices and training camps. This is from Chris Magon:

"Sebring Practice!!!! Get ready for...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-09-2019, 09:44 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,582
Posted By RV8Squaz
I went through heck with erratic and high RPM and...

I went through heck with erratic and high RPM and fuel pressure indications. I dealt with the RPM issues for over two years and the fuel pressure about 6 months. I have a Vision Micro Systems...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-07-2019, 04:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,247
Posted By RV8Squaz
See my post here, post #28,...

See my post here, post #28, http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?p=1277423#post1277423

I tried many things and the solution that has lasted the longest and continues to work well is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-06-2019, 08:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 865
Posted By RV8Squaz
Here's a reminder of the upcoming practice in...

Here's a reminder of the upcoming practice in Sebring. This is a fantastic opportunity for the novice.

First practice of the year for Chapter 23 at Sebring, Florida!! February 9th and 10th. Randy...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 02-01-2019, 06:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 873
Posted By RV8Squaz
Outstanding pictures for a beautiful RV!

Outstanding pictures for a beautiful RV!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-25-2019, 06:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 865
Posted By RV8Squaz
Excellent Dan! I hope you can make it. It will...

Excellent Dan! I hope you can make it. It will be cold, but should be fun. Iím looking forward to meeting you.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-25-2019, 06:13 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,387
Posted By RV8Squaz
Thank you very much Tony. Great chatting with...

Thank you very much Tony. Great chatting with you the other day! See you tomorrow! :)

Thanks a bunch Hollywood. I hope youíre making good progress on your -8. I havenít been to Alexander City in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-25-2019, 05:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 760
Posted By RV8Squaz
Congratulations guys! Thatís awesome. Itís...

Congratulations guys! Thatís awesome. Itís great to have such a wonderful group represent the RVs at Oshkosh. Iím looking forward to watching you guys perform.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-23-2019, 06:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 865
Posted By RV8Squaz
Aerobatic Opportunities in the Southeast

Hello Aerobatic Enthusiasts and Possible Future Competitors!

There a couple of opportunities coming up. This Saturday in Georgia and February 9 & 10 in Florida we have a couple of events for those...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-21-2019, 10:22 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,387
Posted By RV8Squaz
Thank you very much for the compliments Don,...

Thank you very much for the compliments Don, Randy, and Eddie! Looking forward to hanging out with you at the contests Randy. Us RV guys got to stick together! :) And a big congratulations to you...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 01-20-2019, 07:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,215
Posted By RV8Squaz
Awesome pics Brian. I still donít know how you...

Awesome pics Brian. I still donít know how you practice over water, but it sure is pretty! I can tell youíve got the aerobatic bug bad!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-20-2019, 08:25 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 423
Posted By RV8Squaz
Ron. That is a great intro and quick overview to...

Ron.

That is a great intro and quick overview to competition aerobatics. Well done!

I would say the most important factor for me getting involved in this endeavor in the most successful and...
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-19-2019, 06:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,095
Posted By RV8Squaz
I would cut the wires at the bottom of the stick....

I would cut the wires at the bottom of the stick. Pull the grip off with the wires still attached, cut the stick and prepare the end per the instructions, fish wires down the stick, install grip,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-19-2019, 06:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,818
Posted By RV8Squaz
Thank you Larry. I don't need one. Tom is...

Thank you Larry. I don't need one. Tom is replacing the hose portion of the flop tube for me.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-19-2019, 06:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,155
Posted By RV8Squaz
That is really really cool! I love it! So...

That is really really cool! I love it! So creative.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-19-2019, 06:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,387
Posted By RV8Squaz
Thank you Schmitty, Amir, Bryan, Bill, Tom, and...

Thank you Schmitty, Amir, Bryan, Bill, Tom, and Karl. I really appreciate it guys. I'm looking forward to another fun season. Hope to see you guys at the contests. Ron and I are gonna stretch are...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-19-2019, 05:57 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,371
Posted By RV8Squaz
Hi Brian, A fellow competitor gave me a good tip...

Hi Brian,

A fellow competitor gave me a good tip that seems to work. He told me to lead with the rudder a bit before pulling the bulk of the g. It seems to give the airplane some direction before...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-18-2019, 08:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,818
Posted By RV8Squaz
Reviving an old thread here to answer your...

Reviving an old thread here to answer your question almost 9 years later. My flop tube was installed in 1999 and has been in service since 2007. The flop tube and o ring appear to be in excellent...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-18-2019, 06:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,387
Posted By RV8Squaz
Thank you guys. Iím not going to be giving Ron a...

Thank you guys. Iím not going to be giving Ron a hard time anytime soon! I still have a lot to learn. The step to Intermediate will be like drinking from the proverbial fire hose! Snaps, rolling...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-12-2019, 06:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 690
Posted By RV8Squaz
Geoff, If the original skin was pre-punched, Iím...

Geoff,

If the original skin was pre-punched, Iím betting you can just drill the holes in the new skin to size, debur, and dimple and it would match perfectly. I had to replace a forward side skin...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-05-2019, 07:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 592
Posted By RV8Squaz
A vinyl sticker could look good if done by a sign...

A vinyl sticker could look good if done by a sign shop. I made a decent looking RPM restriction sticker for the Bonanza using Avery Glossy White Labels from Staples using my inkjet printer set to...
Forum: My RV Build Project 01-03-2019, 07:46 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 14,895
Posted By RV8Squaz
Thank you very much! If you werenít on a...

Thank you very much! If you werenít on a different continent, I would be tempted to fly my airplane to you for some touch-up work. :)
Forum: My RV Build Project 01-03-2019, 07:44 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 14,895
Posted By RV8Squaz
WOW!!! Iím speechless.

WOW!!! Iím speechless.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-30-2018, 11:37 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,371
Posted By RV8Squaz
Thatís fantastic! The Intermediate looks like a...

Thatís fantastic! The Intermediate looks like a great sequence. Iím looking forward to flying it. I will need some serious practice on a couple individual figures first, the snap and roller of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-27-2018, 08:59 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,371
Posted By RV8Squaz
Hello everyone! Sorry Iím late to the party...

Hello everyone! Sorry Iím late to the party here. Christmas, family, and work prevented me from joining this thread sooner. Everything I was going to say has already been said by others. I will...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-20-2018, 03:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,204
Posted By RV8Squaz
Either one of these will work exceptionally...

Either one of these will work exceptionally...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-16-2018, 08:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 958
Posted By RV8Squaz
I remember the funny things Mark used to say to...

I remember the funny things Mark used to say to me too. He never called me by my first name. It was always "Esquenazi" and sometimes "Mr. Esquenazi". I always knew what he was going to say about...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-15-2018, 04:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 701
Posted By RV8Squaz
I used a good quality crescent wrench and was...

I used a good quality crescent wrench and was able to get it the fit real tight. Mine was a little tough to break free. But once I got it started, it came right off.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-15-2018, 04:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 958
Posted By RV8Squaz
That's awesome Ron! I will likely plagiarize...

That's awesome Ron! I will likely plagiarize your idea! Thank you for sharing.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-11-2018, 07:13 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,042
Posted By RV8Squaz
Donít forget the Tony Bingelis series!

Donít forget the Tony Bingelis series!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-10-2018, 04:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,081
Posted By RV8Squaz
If it was a particularly cold morning, you will...

If it was a particularly cold morning, you will see higher fuel flow due to denser air.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-09-2018, 05:47 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 529
Posted By RV8Squaz
Thatís a defective paint job. Hartzell may cover...

Thatís a defective paint job. Hartzell may cover it under warranty even if itís just past the warranty window. Even if you had flown through rain, only the paint on the leading edge would be...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-08-2018, 08:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 643
Posted By RV8Squaz
Youíre welcome. I hope you get it all worked...

Youíre welcome. I hope you get it all worked out. Please let me know if you need some transportation assistance!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-07-2018, 12:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 643
Posted By RV8Squaz
Iíve been going to Stark for over 10 years. Heís...

Iíve been going to Stark for over 10 years. Heís great and will work with you if you have any leaks. Heís doing a GDL-82 installation on our Bonanza next month.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-29-2018, 08:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 720
Posted By RV8Squaz
Back in 2004 when I was installing my engine, I...

Back in 2004 when I was installing my engine, I was unable to find a source for a 4” flange. I ended up making one out of a “slice” of 4” 6061 tube and had it welded to a 6061...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-28-2018, 07:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 578
Posted By RV8Squaz
I had a Vernatherm leaking oil at the gasket once...

I had a Vernatherm leaking oil at the gasket once as well. It also had a copper crush gasket which didnít strike me unusual until I referenced the Lycoming Parts Catalog for my IO-360. The gasket...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-18-2018, 06:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,133
Posted By RV8Squaz
This is what I...

This is what I did:

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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-17-2018, 07:31 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,245
Posted By RV8Squaz
Congratulations! Sure is a beauty.

Congratulations! Sure is a beauty.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-15-2018, 09:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,305
Posted By RV8Squaz
Winning, boring? No way! :) But, I am ready for...

Winning, boring? No way! :) But, I am ready for new challenges. Yes, I would love to help you with your Free. And you definitely want to have one as you can tailor it to your own ability and the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-15-2018, 06:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 554
Posted By RV8Squaz
RG-400 Sripping Dimensions

Just in case anyone is looking for them. See page 3 for RG-400. Best to use a tool specifically designed for stripping RG-400, but I havenít always had luck with them as they often fall out of...
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