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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-04-2019, 09:48 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,013
Posted By Flyin'Bryan
Goo Gone

+1 for Goo Gone for adhesive removal. A few years ago while camping with my aluminum trailer at Airventure, a side window broke and I had no choice but to tape it up with trash bags and some very...
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-11-2019, 09:22 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,746
Posted By Flyin'Bryan
+1 on trimming the yokes when necessary

I have found that I can use my flange yoke for a large number of rivet squeezing tasks to the point that I prefer that yoke whenever possible. it has about a 2 inch clearance but also has extended...
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-01-2019, 10:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 858
Posted By Flyin'Bryan
Similar situation....

...But I am not at the point where I am ready to join them yet, so the "actual" fit is still to be determined. I just received my QB fuselage kit last September, and in a conversation with Vans I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-14-2018, 02:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,855
Posted By Flyin'Bryan
Tips and advice

Best advice is to plan to spend some time on the front range, seek out local area clubs that have mountain flying courses available (there are several), and attend one.

You need a healthy dose of...
Forum: RV-4 11-29-2018, 03:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 721
Posted By Flyin'Bryan
Concur

With using the straps, and plus 2 for edge forming BEFORE dimpling. Prior to forming the edges, they were butting up together very nicely without using any straps - everything was just clecoed in...
Forum: RV-4 11-29-2018, 09:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 721
Posted By Flyin'Bryan
Edge formed all of them

On my RV-8 I formed the edges of the LE that attach to the spar, and will do the same for the fuel tanks when I get to that point. I also formed all skin-to-spar-flange edges and all overlapping (top...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-12-2018, 03:00 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,363
Posted By Flyin'Bryan
Van's videos suggestions

+1 on just about everything else mentioned thus far.

However, I do not entirely agree on the whole shorter is better discussion. For many things, yes that should be the guiding principal, however...
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 10-09-2018, 03:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,008
Posted By Flyin'Bryan
Take advantage of the learning experience

Once you start working on approaches you will find that the real IFR world offers up a plethora of visual challenges that you have to learn to deal with once you are on the last 1/2 mile or so of an...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-15-2018, 11:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,159
Posted By Flyin'Bryan
Similar mission plans for mine

Nice to know that there are others out there with the same idea. One of my mission parameters from day one was to allow me to take my RC birds to various RC fly-ins across the country. Fly for real...
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-07-2018, 01:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,089
Posted By Flyin'Bryan
Wow

This is a somewhat timely post for me. I will end up with a similar situation - slow build wings and a QB fuselage. I'm now getting ready to order the QB fuse. This post serves to remind me to attach...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-03-2018, 01:08 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,816
Posted By Flyin'Bryan
I use a hard hammer

I started with a plastic dead blow hammer from HF, but did not like the results/effort I had to put in to it. So I switched to a standard sized ball peen hammer and I've been happy with that ever...
Forum: RV-14 12-20-2017, 12:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,695
Posted By Flyin'Bryan
Ditto, and one further....

I did that very thing as well, but now I want to go even further and get yet another one or two more, because I repeatedly need a #40 stop that is set to "flush" and another one that is set to Vans...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 12-13-2017, 11:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,504
Posted By Flyin'Bryan
Scrap Pile

I think my scrap pile is now about 6 inches high, with all types and shapes of "spare" aluminum and steel to use for testing. This post caught my attention because I am right at that same point of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-11-2017, 03:59 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,418
Posted By Flyin'Bryan
It's kinda funny......

...how I first became aware of VAF. Got the bug in 2008, met a fellow builder purely by coincidence shortly thereafter, visited a few more local area builders, Got a link from someone for the RV...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-04-2017, 11:10 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,661
Posted By Flyin'Bryan
Can't Wait......

.....till mine will be number 10,xxx someday! Working on Fuel Tanks - trying to get the wings done by the time this winter wraps up. QB fuse order is on the horizon....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-27-2017, 11:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,635
Posted By Flyin'Bryan
You are not alone....

Experienced the "pain" just last night while trying to figure out how to position the fuel tank skin on the work bench so I could debur all the inner rivet holes. The benches are up against the wall,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-06-2017, 04:37 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,759
Posted By Flyin'Bryan
I knew there was something else I was forgetting

Joe you are correct - you do also need to enter your doctor's state issued license number on the online form, and this comes from the form that the doctor signs after your exam.

And while we are on...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-06-2017, 09:55 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,759
Posted By Flyin'Bryan
Curious how you could have done it that way

Flion is correct, as is Bob. At the end of the online course from the AOPA site you are required to enter the information for your medical exam completion date, doctor's name, etc. before you are...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-03-2017, 09:13 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,759
Posted By Flyin'Bryan
Made the call - issue is still strange

Jerry and Bob - I don't think they are out to get me, and I am not hiding anything. That was not the reason for this post. I was simply concerned that a spam effort may have been underway due to the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-30-2017, 10:37 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,759
Posted By Flyin'Bryan
The rest of the story.....

Thanks to those that provided the lookup info on the FAA site, I was able to verify that my info is there, and as far as I can tell it all looks correct - even the dates that they entered for the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-28-2017, 05:00 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,759
Posted By Flyin'Bryan
Several good points from all of you about this...

Az and Bugsy have mentioned some things that are also running around in head as well. I will most likely go back to the phone message and probably try to verify the phone number somehow, and also...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-28-2017, 10:55 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,759
Posted By Flyin'Bryan
FAA "Courtesy Call" after Basic Med

I recently became yet another FAA BasicMed success story, having taken care of it on 9-12-17. Super happy that my doc agreed to participate, and that he understands the intent and has no problems...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-25-2017, 01:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,065
Posted By Flyin'Bryan
Another test....

if your charging circuit tests do not identify or solve the problem, here is one more thing to check. I recently experienced a major comm problem in a C-182 that turned out to be a bad P-lead...
Forum: Safety 08-09-2017, 03:17 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 9,069
Posted By Flyin'Bryan
I had a similar experience......

.....several years ago in a 1974 C-182 with a continental 0-470 230 HP engine. Idle and preflight checks were all good. Then, while on the runway, I applied throttle and the engine actually lost...
Forum: RV-14 07-12-2017, 11:00 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,802
Posted By Flyin'Bryan
From the movie Die Hard with a Vengeance:

"Next to the brief case you will find a 3 gallon jug and a 5 gallon jug. Fill the 5 gallon jug with EXACTLY 4 gallons of water and place it on the scale. if you fail the bomb will go off. You have 5...
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-10-2017, 09:37 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,848
Posted By Flyin'Bryan
Hmmmmm.....

Tuesday morning doughnuts after the Monday night beer fest hangover........

Pretty sure doughnuts are a good cure for that. Count me in!
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 06-23-2017, 04:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,297
Posted By Flyin'Bryan
Speaking of which.....

Do you still have it Mike? I'm still planning to use it someday, when I get out of leading edge he**.......
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-19-2017, 10:46 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,315
Posted By Flyin'Bryan
EAA Medical Assistance

Or EAA's medical assistance/pilot advocate/medical advisory council members. They have been most helpful to me in recent...
Forum: Safety 06-19-2017, 09:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,052
Posted By Flyin'Bryan
+1

I recently gave a flight review to the owner of an RV-10 equipped with dual Garmin G3x's. My main focus during the flight portion of the review was to observe how much "head down" time occurred...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-16-2017, 03:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 924
Posted By Flyin'Bryan
Good on ya.....

For taking the CPA mountain flying course - it is one of the best in the region. Getting hot out here now. Temps in the 80s and 90s. Love flying to KAEJ but have not done it in a while.

KBDU - watch...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-09-2017, 03:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,406
Posted By Flyin'Bryan
Great route!

When are you planning to go?

I assume from looking at your route that from 1V8 you will be going through North Pass into the Gunnison/Montrose/Black Canyon area and then to KGJT and onward -...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-05-2017, 08:55 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 12,632
Posted By Flyin'Bryan
Fantastic!

Even more incentive to get the wings and fuse done. Future purchaser when I'm ready for it......
Forum: Safety 06-02-2017, 09:20 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,663
Posted By Flyin'Bryan
Message received loud and "clear"

Guess I better go check my flop tube that has been sitting on the shelf for - well - let's just say a lot longer than I care to mention. Both ends have been wide open the whole time. This even makes...
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-31-2017, 09:03 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,980
Posted By Flyin'Bryan
Way to go Steve!

Now you can just forget about how many times you tried to perfect that forward baggage door and just go flying! Really happy to see you finally get to the building finish line, and can't wait to see...
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-10-2017, 11:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,584
Posted By Flyin'Bryan
How I did it.....

See my blog post here:

https://bryansrv8project.blogspot.com/2012/02/442-hours-look-ma-no-more-clecoes.html

The important info that hopefully answers your question is in one paragraph. In short:
I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-14-2017, 10:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,234
Posted By Flyin'Bryan
Motivation - YE Rally and RV-8

EAA Chapter 301 conducts a monthly Young Eagle Rally and flies an average of 50 Denver-area kids per rally. Lots of RVs and other experimental and production aircraft are flown during this event.

I...
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-14-2017, 10:03 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,798
Posted By Flyin'Bryan
Steve Riffe's idea

Marty, I have been flowing Steve's progress for a long time now. Here is a link to his kit log for the naca vent. There are several posts showing how he prepped...
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-10-2017, 07:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,130
Posted By Flyin'Bryan
Thanks for the pics Patrick!

You must have read my mind because I am also toying with the idea of installing the com antenna as well. But I am also curious about mounting a comm antenna in one of the gear leg fairings, which is...
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-08-2017, 11:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,130
Posted By Flyin'Bryan
Very nice arrangement!

Thanks much for the pic Jeff, and congrats on getting your bird airborne and done with phase 1. The strobe noise issue has been reported by other builders as well, and I find it interesting that it...
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-07-2017, 03:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,130
Posted By Flyin'Bryan
Seeking pics showing internal wingtip clearances....

...from anyone that has installed AeroLED Aerosun VX Wingtip landing lights and pulsar or NS combination nav/strobe lights, AND a Bob Archer model 1 wingtip Nav Antenna. I have been looking at Archer...
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-06-2017, 05:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,669
Posted By Flyin'Bryan
I read your post last night....

and I saw the pic of your solution. Looks like it turned out great. You remember that I am detail kind-of-guy, so brace yourself for my ultra long blog post. I'll add the pics that I took this...
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-06-2017, 12:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,669
Posted By Flyin'Bryan
Success!

Got down to business last night and trimmed down the pitot mast and then drilled and tapped new screw holes for the new pitot tube. You know you have been away from the build too long when you have...
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-05-2017, 01:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,669
Posted By Flyin'Bryan
Fixing that mental rut......

Mike, all that means is that you have spent way too much time on the ground, and you just need to get airborne for a while! "Clearing the mind" is right up there in my top 10 list of reasons why I am...
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-05-2017, 11:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,669
Posted By Flyin'Bryan
Thanks again for the additional responses...

Most appreciated. Vans also said no problem with the planned mast reduction, and we also discussed a number of folks that have mounted a Piper-style pitot tube that only extends down about 3-4 inches...
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-04-2017, 09:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,669
Posted By Flyin'Bryan
Thanks all for the responses

I also understand that this will need to be flight tested and instruments will need to be calibrated, etc. Steve, as of right now I don't intend to use the Dynon EFIS for my avionics, so the AOA line...
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-03-2017, 11:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,669
Posted By Flyin'Bryan
Is it OK to shorten the Pitot Mast a little?

I searched the forums and found one post that did not quite give me the answer I was looking for, so I am putting this out the group for some help. I am finally getting around to re-mounting my...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-19-2015, 08:49 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,649
Posted By Flyin'Bryan
No oil on the dip stick

Also glad to hear the outcome was better than it might have been. Your comment about not seeing any oil on the dip stick brought back a memory from my CAP flying days in Cessna 182s, which ran on a...
Forum: My RV Build Project 07-01-2015, 09:38 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 38,625
Posted By Flyin'Bryan
And a new RV-8 HS and VS is born - happy birthday!

Nice job Martin! Now get out that bending brake for the elevators and rudder! When you finally put the rod end bearings in the control surfaces and temporarily attach them to the HS and VS you'll...
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-02-2015, 11:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,903
Posted By Flyin'Bryan
Been there, done that

As Mark and others have indicated, the holes on the flatter parts of the factory pre-bent skins work best with a table or flat surface on either side of the C-Frame to support the skins on either...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-19-2015, 03:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,047
Posted By Flyin'Bryan
Seems like a long time ago...

...since you helped me bend my rudder skin! Congrats on your first flight! Jealous for sure. Nothing like a Colorado RV-8 and mountains in the background on a sunny day (Haven't seen one of those for...
Forum: Safety 11-13-2014, 09:16 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 13,760
Posted By Flyin'Bryan
Average lifespan or useful life of a compressor?

I have owned my Husky 30 gallon compressor from HD for about 5 years now. sadly I tend to leave the tank filled most of the time - which I never saw as a problem as long as I was actively working on...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 08-27-2014, 11:01 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,297
Posted By Flyin'Bryan
Awesome post!

Love the pic and the account of the battle. Nice to see some other like-minded folks having fun the same way that I would like to when my RV is finished. I would gladly attend a class for basic...
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-21-2014, 04:40 PM
Replies: 676
Views: 678,418
Posted By Flyin'Bryan
Druel, Druel, Slober, Druel....Dream....

I love the fire extinguisher placement and the cup holders, and the other goodies too. Very nice!
Forum: ADS-B 07-14-2014, 11:37 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,620
Posted By Flyin'Bryan
Be careful what you ask for.....

I found this little gem on the FAA's website that seems to be effective as of April this year, that describes how NOTAMs of this type are supposed to entered when problems are either known or...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-13-2014, 11:58 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,853
Posted By Flyin'Bryan
Thanks Aaron!

Got the PM and also glad you updated this thread. I'll take them out of the cradle and work them as you suggest. I guess all I can do is try to laugh this off when I think about how a fairly sizeable...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-12-2014, 11:30 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,853
Posted By Flyin'Bryan
I had exactly the same thought

I wanted to bump this thread a bit because I am dealing with exactly the same situation that everyone else has. Aaron, you said you were going to contact Vans to discuss this but I don't believe I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-09-2014, 01:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,832
Posted By Flyin'Bryan
Saw that one happen...

I witnessed that one happen. Made me sick to my stomache just watching it. had to hang on to a sidewall tarp in the forum building across the road for dear life to keep myself from getting blown over...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-09-2014, 12:57 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,210
Posted By Flyin'Bryan
All great ideas here

And a couple more:

To get my son to come with me a couple of years ago I chartered a fishing boat on Lake Michigan for half a day. He came to love Airventure, regardless of the fishing trip, so I...
Forum: Safety 07-08-2014, 09:16 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,122
Posted By Flyin'Bryan
Plus 1 for this.....

Telling someone to fill the tanks based on some arbitrary measurement such as "inches from the top" or "to the bottom of the tabs" etc. is subjective, and is also prone to being affected by all types...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-30-2014, 08:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,561
Posted By Flyin'Bryan
Homework

Thus the reason why adequate time spent doing the homework where on VAF is so important. I rely heavily on guys like you Miles to keep me going down the right track. The left wing joiner/rib re-do...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-29-2014, 11:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,561
Posted By Flyin'Bryan
My thanks to both of you...

.....For posting this information. I have managed to find myself in this very same predicament, and don't ya know that since I decided to build both wings at the roughly the same time I managed to...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-27-2014, 04:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,184
Posted By Flyin'Bryan
Awesome post of troubleshooting your starter problem

What a fantasitc step by step post of how to troubleshoot this problem. really great pics and step by step shots. i'll remember this one when I have to do the same thing someday! (Hopefully not in...
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