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Old 04-05-2014, 07:08 AM
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Ron, did you use Aircraft Extras product? YES

Ron; I like your color also, what is it?

Sorry the paint is at the hangar so I cant be specific, but it's a rattle can textured grey from Rona. I painted components before final assembly. It touches up well. No reflections.
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Old 04-08-2014, 06:39 AM
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Default Reflection problems.

Ron, I worried about reflection problems having a glossy panel, but I have not had any problems with it. On a rare occasion or two, I have caught a sun reflection on the polished side canopy rails, but that's ok.
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Old 04-10-2014, 10:22 PM
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Here's an angle no one else has posted. I don't feel you need it for getting in and out, but I find when flying straight and level, I kind of wouldn't mind "hanging" my right hand from "something"----about the 2 O'clock position. I think F-18 Navy guys have one mounted there for Catapult launches on the carrier.

BUT, I would first get a few hundred hours in your plane. Just because I feel a need to put that right hand somewhere doesn't mean you will. (Don't feel any need for the left hand, I guess they're always resting on the throttle quadrant.)
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Old 04-10-2014, 10:30 PM
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Here's the grab handles the builder of my RV-6 installed on the rollbar.They work great, especially being angled downward a bit. I'm not worried at all about them causing a head injury in a forced off-airport landing because my head will more likely get bashed into the instrument panel and that sharp metal glareshield under the padded covering instead

PS: I'm always using the right handle in flight as a place to hang my right hand onto, it's very comfortable and comes in handy to help block the sunlight glare!

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Old 12-30-2017, 09:48 AM
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Has anyone tried this set of handles, and perhaps more importantly, the jig?

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vans-Aircra...19.m1438.l2649
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Old 12-30-2017, 12:57 PM
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Has anyone tried this set of handles, and perhaps more importantly, the jig?

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vans-Aircra...19.m1438.l2649
I wouldn't install those on any RV, much less mine.

This is an extreme example of a solution looking for a problem.

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Old 12-30-2017, 01:39 PM
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Default handle on RV-8 roll bar

I have one, in the left-side position. I use it every time I get in and out.

My back seaters often use it too. That would not be the case for an -8A, only-8s because of the nose high attitude, it puts the roll bar in reach for a back seater.

I don't seem to come even close to it with my head at any time. I don't think there is any way for it to be a crash hazard.
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Old 12-30-2017, 02:09 PM
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Has anyone tried this set of handles, and perhaps more importantly, the jig?

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vans-Aircra...19.m1438.l2649
I have those handles installed on my RV-8, however I shortened them quite a bit which required drilling the screw holes deeper and re-tapping them. I did not use the jig for drilling the roll bar.

The handles are extremely useful for both front seat and back seat passengers getting in and out. They also help prevent people from trying to grab the windscreen fairing. I would absolutely install these again if I had to do it over!

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Old 12-31-2017, 11:28 AM
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I wouldn't install those on any RV, much less mine.

This is an extreme example of a solution looking for a problem.

Carl
Those are strong words of caution, Carl. What is your concern?
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Old 12-31-2017, 11:29 AM
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I have those handles installed on my RV-8, however I shortened them quite a bit which required drilling the screw holes deeper and re-tapping them. I did not use the jig for drilling the roll bar.

The handles are extremely useful for both front seat and back seat passengers getting in and out. They also help prevent people from trying to grab the windscreen fairing. I would absolutely install these again if I had to do it over!

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Skylor,

How did you get the holes all lined up w/out a jig?
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