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Forum: RV-8/8A Yesterday, 01:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 353
Posted By jdmunzell
A bunch of years ago when I built the vertical...

A bunch of years ago when I built the vertical stab on my -8, I ran a string through it with a little slack in it and a washer at the end of the string at the top, just in case I wanted to do...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 10-13-2018, 01:49 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 19,143
Posted By jdmunzell
I had never met the man, but have enjoyed...

I had never met the man, but have enjoyed watching their night time shows in particular! A very sad day for the community...

Godspeed Jon!
Forum: Close Calls / Lessons Learned 08-31-2018, 08:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,003
Posted By jdmunzell
You certainly did the right thing obviously by...

You certainly did the right thing obviously by going around. We all need to fly defensively just as we would when we drive our cars. We practice our craft to our best abilities with saftey in mind....
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-11-2018, 07:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,254
Posted By jdmunzell
Thanks for sending that link to your build...

Thanks for sending that link to your build website. One picture is worth a thousand words as they say. Looks like you used some blocks of wood to set the angle pieces on to move them a little...
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-10-2018, 10:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,254
Posted By jdmunzell
Now...the next question!

So, here i am a year and half later and the fuse is still waiting for the rotisserrie. That's what happens when you make two major moves, have two different shoulder surgeries, AND.... retire from...
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-23-2018, 06:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,589
Posted By jdmunzell
Pics?

anybody got pics of this configuration on the -8?
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-23-2018, 07:58 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,043
Posted By jdmunzell
I saved $600 from the fuse order by eliminating...

I saved $600 from the fuse order by eliminating the stock legs. My hangarmate gave me his for a few periodic BBQ lunches!

That wrap is very cool! I love the look!
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-22-2018, 08:11 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,043
Posted By jdmunzell
Love the wheel pants too!!

Bruce, Hula Girl is gorgeous! I'm still at the QB Fuse stage and starting to get going on it, but have been trying to keep the " polish" option an option. My hangarmate swapped his stock legs for the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-19-2018, 08:49 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,190
Posted By jdmunzell
Zdravstvuyte Ruslan!

Your problem is obviously a fuel starvation issue and my first thought as I was reading your post, was that you had a carbureted engine. You mention towards the end of the post that the engine is...
Forum: My RV Build Project 06-07-2018, 03:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,227
Posted By jdmunzell
Ha!! That's what I thought! The other option is...

Ha!! That's what I thought! The other option is to put nutplates in and screw them dowm so that they could be removed for "other things"!
Forum: My RV Build Project 06-07-2018, 06:45 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,227
Posted By jdmunzell
Thanks for posting this about your new project!...

Thanks for posting this about your new project! I'm a long time RV-8 builder ( take that to mean....slooooooooow builder! #81303), and I'm just now starting on my QB fuse, after two moves and a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-31-2018, 08:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,735
Posted By jdmunzell
Gallagher Insurance...

I hadn't covered my project until this past month when I needed to truck my entire project 1000 miles. Gallagher got me a simple builder's risk policy with liability protection, which also covered...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-01-2018, 05:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 664
Posted By jdmunzell
Gallagher Insurance...

I just spoke with Leah this afternoon about putting a risk policy on my project, as I am transporting mine in a couple of days about 1000 miles! She assured me that the project would be covered in...
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-01-2018, 05:01 PM
Replies: 666
Views: 646,624
Posted By jdmunzell
Manual elevator rim vs. electric trim??

LuckyDuck,

Those are great pics between your old panel vs. your new one. One that sticks out to me though is your elevator trim. It appears you removed what looks like a manual trim wheel on the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-28-2018, 12:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,718
Posted By jdmunzell
Your post is timely for me...

I want to put some kind of "builder" insurance on my project right away, and on top of that want to find out about transporting the project this next week from Virginia to Florida. what extra...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-27-2018, 11:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,069
Posted By jdmunzell
Getting ready to truck my project 1000 miles..

Currently I have no coverage on my project but that is going to change tomorrow! I need to get this project covered and now in a few days, I will be loading my project onto an enclosed box truck and...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 02-14-2018, 08:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,670
Posted By jdmunzell
Beeeeeauuutiful!!

Seeing gorgeous birds like yours keeps my inspired to press on and finish my -8!!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-13-2018, 10:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,502
Posted By jdmunzell
Post Having flown commercial jets in and out of Orange...

Having flown commercial jets in and out of Orange County Airport for many years, I can tell you that there IS NO MORE higher and sooner! That airport already requires ridiculous noise abatement...
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-10-2017, 05:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,103
Posted By jdmunzell
Boy! I'm glad this came up! I just installed both...

Boy! I'm glad this came up! I just installed both sides of the S/B but bottom skins not on yet, so still time to address those flanges if need be.. Never even occurred to me that the bottom skins...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-08-2017, 06:39 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,764
Posted By jdmunzell
Didn't vote but still want to respond!!

You see Bob, the thing is that many of us started our builds waaaay before VAF came along! But this site has been so informative, so supportive, and yes, even so social, that I just can't help...
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-19-2017, 08:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,580
Posted By jdmunzell
Did you actually have cracks or did you just...

Did you actually have cracks or did you just choose to do the SB to get it over with?
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-13-2017, 04:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,580
Posted By jdmunzell
My RV-8 Horizontal Stabilizer and SB 14-01-31

Question for all those affected by this SB. I have yet to install my horizontal stabilizer to the fuselage, so the entire structure, while completed years ago, is free and clear of the...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic 06-11-2017, 02:03 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,157
Posted By jdmunzell
Did anybody take pics?? Pleeeeease, I would like...

Did anybody take pics?? Pleeeeease, I would like to see them!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-30-2017, 11:55 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,460
Posted By jdmunzell
I live near Leesburg and fly out of Dulles. ...

I live near Leesburg and fly out of Dulles. Leesburg (KJYO) is convenient to the toll road that will take you into Alexandria and no landing fees. A rental car there and you're on your way. Dulles...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-12-2017, 10:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,040
Posted By jdmunzell
What ?????

Can someone fill me in on this AD? I bought a heated pitot/ AOA indicator a few months ago and am wondering what's going on....

Jeff
Forum: Reviews 02-12-2017, 08:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,172
Posted By jdmunzell
Kudos here as well to Tony and Don!

I too am also extremely pleased at Tony Partain's company and to Don at Stewart Transport! Don was very communicative in his delivery status of my -8QB Fuse kit. Even though I was actually in Guam...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-01-2017, 08:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,799
Posted By jdmunzell
'...This stuff works great. Aircraft Spruce...

'...This stuff works great. Aircraft Spruce carries it....'

Just received a tube of this Dykem torque seal for free shipping, via Amazon.. I too found that Torque Seal from Aircraft Spruce had a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-30-2017, 08:58 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,422
Posted By jdmunzell
Wow! Three days since the thread started and...

Wow! Three days since the thread started and already three pages into it! ...because it struck a cord with all of us!!

I just received my -8QB Fuse several weeks ago from Tony Partain's driver,...
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-28-2017, 06:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,201
Posted By jdmunzell
RV-8 FL-406A flap bracket angle bend

Just curious how everyone else has bent their FL-406A to 88 degrees from 90...

I am thinking mounting the large part in a vise and tapping on the smaller flange with a hammer to achieve this slight...
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-28-2017, 05:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,254
Posted By jdmunzell
Sounds like rotisserrie is the way to go!

Thinking I'll go to a rotisserrie. It doesn't appear to be terribly expensive to make and if it'll save what's left of my back...... Probably Harbor Freight's version..
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-26-2017, 11:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,901
Posted By jdmunzell
Many thanks for the responses!

Thanks everyone for chiming in! This bird might be "experimental" but it's still my @$$ strapped into it, or anybody else for that matter.

I figured as much but wanted to see what you all thought. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-26-2017, 10:05 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,901
Posted By jdmunzell
6061 T-6 angle vs. Home Depot alum. angle??

Pretty sure I already know the answer to this but I want to probe the A&P/AIs out there on this...

This is for part FL-406A ( RV-8), which is fabricated from AA6 125 11/2x2 airgrade grade angle....
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-17-2017, 07:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,254
Posted By jdmunzell
-8 QB Fuse recommended working height

Christmas in January finally arrived!! My -8 QB Fuse kit showed up and I haven't even started the inventory yet, meaning the plans/manual are still buried somewhere within..

Curious about how...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-04-2017, 08:53 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 12,060
Posted By jdmunzell
Here are a few more...

Here are a few more...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-04-2017, 08:43 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 12,060
Posted By jdmunzell
T-6 Pedal Plane

I built a T-6 pedal plane a bunch of years ago for my son when he was little. This was from plans bought from that fellow that had a bunch of them on display at Oshkosh. I figured if I could do...
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-27-2016, 09:11 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 26,252
Posted By jdmunzell
Skylor, you are correct in that we ARE builders...

Skylor, you are correct in that we ARE builders here. This QB Fuse is my first QB experience, so still not knowing fully what to expect until it arrives. That said, if it is clearly in the...
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-26-2016, 01:31 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 26,252
Posted By jdmunzell
I should have my -8QB Fuse delivered from the...

I should have my -8QB Fuse delivered from the mothership sometime in the next week or two..

Can I assume this would have been rectified at Vans before delivery???
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-09-2016, 10:41 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 8,338
Posted By jdmunzell
Old airplanes, old cars! You cannot duplicate...

Old airplanes, old cars! You cannot duplicate that! Beyond that the smell of round engine exhaust and even turbine exhaust to a certain exhaust.

The other side of the coin...? The smell of dirty...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-03-2016, 11:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,168
Posted By jdmunzell
Insuring your project

Got pieces of completed airplane sitting around the house.. tail feathers upstairs, almost complete wings in stands in shop... QB Fuse enroute mid Nov.

Starting to talk about some real money here....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-30-2016, 12:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,377
Posted By jdmunzell
"...Because it has been back-rivetted, the lump...

"...Because it has been back-rivetted, the lump is proud of the surrounding skin, not below it, so it isn't easily covered with anything...."

Exactly! I walked back into the shop after a day or two...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-27-2016, 11:09 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,377
Posted By jdmunzell
".....Just like the bump in the skin behind the...

".....Just like the bump in the skin behind the baggage compartment, the stop-drilled crack in the canopy after I flexed it a little too much and the second row of holes in the empennage fairing -...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-26-2016, 10:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,377
Posted By jdmunzell
don't be impatient!

I should know better by now, but I was simply trying to rush finishing this little task, as my mind was thinking about the rest of my day's agenda... I should know better...

That's when the "stupid"...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-26-2016, 08:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,377
Posted By jdmunzell
One thing going for me here is that I could still...

One thing going for me here is that I could still designate that side as the underside of the aileron, instead of the top. But the OCD side of me wants to just order another skin and some new...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-26-2016, 06:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,377
Posted By jdmunzell
Ugh!! Back Riveting mistake!!

I just KNOW that I am the only one to do this, but just in case I'm wrong, here's what I did. I am in the process of backriveting the stiffeners onto the aileron skin. Everything was going well when...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-25-2016, 08:59 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 17,295
Posted By jdmunzell
The Legend....

I too have met the man more than once, and ALWAYS...was the most pleasant individual! Met him once at Reno in the pits when I was there on an airline layover. He called us the "straight and level...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-22-2016, 12:01 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 8,750
Posted By jdmunzell
Remember Jimmy Leeward...

If you will recall, Jimmy Leeward's highly modified P-51 crashed at a Reno a few years back. The cause was catastrophic failure in the tail section due to flutter. I believe he experienced a sudden...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-07-2016, 10:34 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 17,309
Posted By jdmunzell
Talking I've always thought of Lauren Paine as this...

I've always thought of Lauren Paine as this generation's Gordon Baxter who used to write "Bax Seat" for Flying magazine. Very unassuming, "everyman's aviator" type of person! I, like many folks,...
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-01-2016, 06:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,345
Posted By jdmunzell
Thanks for the ideas guys. Yes, that angled one...

Thanks for the ideas guys. Yes, that angled one was the type I was referring to, the way it angles up to the bottom of the dash. It just plain looks sharp. My issue will probably be my long arms!

I...
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-29-2016, 07:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,345
Posted By jdmunzell
-8 throttle quadrant layout

I'm thinking about panel layout for my -8, and one of the areas I am most interested in is the throttle quadrant layout. I've poured through many of the panel layouts from everybody over in its own...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 08-02-2016, 09:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,197
Posted By jdmunzell
Talking Okay now...that was inspirational! I gotta get...

Okay now...that was inspirational! I gotta get my -8 done so I can join the party!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-09-2016, 08:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,632
Posted By jdmunzell
Absolutely on the evening flights!! Especially...

Absolutely on the evening flights!! Especially right at dusk when city lights are just starting to come up and all the thermals of the day have settled, leaving silky smooth air! The criteria...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-09-2016, 05:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,632
Posted By jdmunzell
Doug's article is beautifully written and pretty...

Doug's article is beautifully written and pretty much describes how most if not all of us feel about flight and the magical euphoria that drives us!

Early morning flights like that are just...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-23-2016, 09:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,227
Posted By jdmunzell
Lucky Duck, can you post a picture of that wheel...

Lucky Duck, can you post a picture of that wheel setup??
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-23-2016, 09:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,915
Posted By jdmunzell
I like the wheel idea...

Call me old school, but I have it in my head that a want a trim wheel as well... I don't know how practical that is though. Trying to find the right location would seem tough...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-21-2016, 08:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,648
Posted By jdmunzell
Yikes!! :eek::eek: Me thinks i'll just be happy...

Yikes!! :eek::eek: Me thinks i'll just be happy with the successful balloon tests!! Now that you mention it, 5-10 psi is no different than an explosive decompression on a pressurized airplane!...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-21-2016, 07:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,648
Posted By jdmunzell
using air pessure beyond the balloon method

All I did was the balloon method after closing up the tanks, but that is at a very low psi. I am wondering if instead of using a balloon, you would completely seal off the tank, and add a little more...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-19-2016, 09:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,227
Posted By jdmunzell
I have a lot of old Piper time logged and I...

I have a lot of old Piper time logged and I absolutely LOVED the overhead "window crank" !! :D:D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-19-2016, 08:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,227
Posted By jdmunzell
I have a lot of old Piper time logged and I...

I have a lot of old Piper time logged and I absolutely LOVED the overhead "window crank" !! :D:D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-19-2016, 04:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,227
Posted By jdmunzell
Manual elev trim control options on RV-8...

My plan is to install manual elevator trim on my -8. I know the standard out there is the vernier knob. Has anyone installed a wheel for it instead??
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-19-2016, 10:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,451
Posted By jdmunzell
Priming the inside of steel aileron balance tubes..

Howdy all... I know there's lots of info out here on priming, but I have a question about the aileron balance tubes. I think they're made out of steel, but not really sure. These also are not...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-19-2016, 07:03 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 16,189
Posted By jdmunzell
...interesting turn this post has...

...interesting turn this post has taken!!:eek::eek:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-10-2016, 03:33 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 22,879
Posted By jdmunzell
SnF 2016

This was my first visit in about 15 years... Over the past several years, I have been hearing about folks lamenting about how the show was too dusty, too expensive, and like it's bigger and older...
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