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Old 08-02-2019, 06:10 PM
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Can you elaborate on how the rocket guys do the vent line? Iím installing fuel lines now and I have the one piece grove gear. I was thinking Iíd just drill an additional hole forward of the Vanís vent hole.

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Jeff
The "rocket" vent line technique, as I recall, is to simply form several coils in the vent line, right against the inboard portion of the tank, and then have the vent exit through the wing root fairing. I have the Grove airfoil gear for my plane (not the one-piece), and my intent is to use this vent line setup.
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Old 08-02-2019, 07:10 PM
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Thank you for the info!
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Old 08-03-2019, 06:36 AM
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Jeff, I fabbed a coiled vent line for my -8 with Grove Airfoil gear. This was so much easier than the vent as shown in the plans. Some have reported fuel burping out the vent on hot days with full tanks. To date, I have not had any such issues. You can see pics of my setup on 12/5/2015 of my kitlog. Good luck with your build.
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Old 08-03-2019, 01:45 PM
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Thanks Steve,

That looks good and easy!

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Old 08-04-2019, 08:42 AM
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I have coil vent as well. Yes, if you fill to the skin during cool temps and leave it...you're going to get some expansion fuel dump but that is pretty rare since I only fill to the neck. 5 years in I don't regret the coil vent.
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Old 06-14-2020, 04:18 AM
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Hi Dan,
I had a landing incident last week and require new gear legs as well. Is the option with the one piece gear leg still available or do you still look for a number of paople to order them with Grove?
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Old 06-15-2020, 08:19 AM
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It has been a few years, but when I ordered my one piece gear from Grove they made it as a single unit and I did not have to get a mass order together with other people. For a while, they were making the RV-8 airfoil/non-airfoil 2 piece gear in mass batches, but now I don't think they are making them for the RV-8. You will have to call them about the one piece gear for the RV-8, it does not have an airfoil, but is a work of art.
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Old 06-16-2020, 03:42 AM
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Hey Jim,
thanks for answering. If you have any name or contact with Grove I'd appreciate. I sent them three emails but didn't get a response so far.

Can you remember the price for the one-piece?



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Old 06-16-2020, 05:06 AM
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https://www.groveaircraft.com/index.html

Calling them works for me when I have a question. I have one piece gear and I believe they cost around $2400. Just installed them 2 weeks ago. They were purchased in 2016.
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Old 06-16-2020, 06:27 AM
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Yep, same price as Jeff, $2,400 but that was Nov-2014, finished and shipped March-2015

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Sorry to hear about your issues, Stephan - I read your other thread...Good luck on a speedy recovery back to the air!
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