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Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 05-13-2022, 09:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 889
Posted By Sam_B
My dad lives about 30 miles from there.

Send me a PM and we can exchange contact info. Iíll see if my dad knows him or someone who might know him.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-13-2022, 09:07 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,525
Posted By Sam_B
Hardware bins

I like having the multi-tray storage bins hanging from the wall for hardware. Spend $100 on common rivets, washers, nuts, screws, cotter pins, etc. and put them in their bin. Very little work to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-09-2022, 07:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 928
Posted By Sam_B
Exactly. Mine wasnít advertised, or even for...

Exactly. Mine wasnít advertised, or even for sale. As I was getting ready to move, I stopped by the airport and asked if there was any room anywhere, with a preference to buy a hangarÖ 6 weeks...
Forum: RV-10 04-12-2022, 05:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 929
Posted By Sam_B
Article with instructions

Not exactly answering your question, but this article does a good job explaining the process:

http://www.rv8.ch/files/RV-8CanopyGluingProcedure.pdf
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-19-2022, 08:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,398
Posted By Sam_B
Also available on AudibleÖ I usually listen to...

Also available on AudibleÖ I usually listen to aviation audiobooks while I pound rivets.

Iíll put in a plug for another B-25 gunship bookÖ. ĎIndestructibleí by John BruningÖ. Couldnít put it down.
Forum: Tools 03-11-2022, 07:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,515
Posted By Sam_B
Another idea

This is a timely thread. Iíve been kicking around another Ďshop tipí idea in my head. I havenít gotten to it yet, but hereís the concept:

Mount a square tube 2-1/2Ē x 2-1/2Ē x 1/4 wall thickness...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-08-2022, 05:41 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 442
Posted By Sam_B
Bowden cable question

A quick question for the brain trustÖ.

I know in Ac43.13 that thereís a comment regarding the maximum spacing of adel clamps for wiring runs. I donít have my copy (Iím at home, itís at the hangar),...
Forum: RV-14 02-19-2022, 06:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,663
Posted By Sam_B
Wiring diagram

Itís never to early to start thinking about making yourself a wiring diagram. Might want to read ĎThe Aeroelectric Connectioní or a similar book as well.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-12-2022, 07:20 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,936
Posted By Sam_B
Not all about cost either

Iíll add my $.02Ö.

At this point in my personal aviation journey, Iím probably 80% done with the -8 and I own a 172. Iím seriously thinking of replacing the 172 when the -8 is done. Likely an...
Forum: Painting your RV 01-11-2022, 12:32 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,799
Posted By Sam_B
Talking We joke about itÖ

Sometimes my wife and I joke about painting the RV-8, when the time comes, like our 172H (my first attempt at posting pics to this site, so my apologies if it doesnít work).

That said, Iím pretty...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-02-2022, 07:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,248
Posted By Sam_B
Be careful with ethanol free

If youíre planning on using ethanol free, buy a tester, they should be available at aircraft spruce. Also pay attention to the pump youíre getting it from. Some pumps use a single hose for all the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-30-2021, 11:05 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,248
Posted By Sam_B
Iím there with you

My in progress -8 was the only one around 3T3 for a while. Thereís another -6A in pieces now.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-28-2021, 08:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,403
Posted By Sam_B
May be the best option

Iíve poured over the internet in search of a Ďservice freeí device, but no such luck. I can turn it up when I get there, but I should have it scheduled to turn back down about when I leave in case I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-28-2021, 08:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,403
Posted By Sam_B
Hangar Thermostat

Hey all, I have a question for the smart masses that mill around this forumÖ. As many of you who live up in the great white north know, winter is well upon us. I usually keep the hangar at 50 when...
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-21-2021, 09:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,566
Posted By Sam_B
Strakes

Search VAF for the word Ďstrakesí.

I think they took away a tail shake when builders didnít finish gear fairings or something like that, but I really donít know much about them. Good luck.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-29-2021, 05:19 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,570
Posted By Sam_B
Iím not flying yet, but this thread has grabbed...

Iím not flying yet, but this thread has grabbed my interest. I realize that this is probably a progressive adjustment, but is there a ballpark number for a radius that we should be aiming for?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-22-2021, 09:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,110
Posted By Sam_B
CAD

I currently fit a 172 and my RV-8 in my 32 x 42 hangar, plus Iím working out of there on the -8, so thereís support equipment, workbench, etc. Drew it all out in CAD. Thereís one way it can all fit,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-10-2021, 09:49 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,638
Posted By Sam_B
More tips

Iíll agree that pillows and plywood help. If your hangar/garage is temp controlled, consider wearing only a tee shirt, as baggier clothing can snag on bulkheads.

In addition to that, make sure you...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-26-2021, 06:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,674
Posted By Sam_B
Iíd keep them

If they donít take a lot of space, Iíd keep them. You can toss them when your project is done. I canít specifically say I know what they are (mine is a QB, so I didnít build the tanks), but Iíve...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-25-2021, 09:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,674
Posted By Sam_B
Spruce to the rescue

Others trim, which works, but I’m slow enough as is, so I bought 0.1 lbs of each size from -4s on up to -8s of the 3/32”. I don’t use enough 1/8” ones for small projects to have bought any and I...
Forum: Safety 10-19-2021, 09:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,014
Posted By Sam_B
Another question

Excuse my ignorance, but is there a calendar time period for mags as well or just engine time? Do those plastic parts get dry and crack if they sit not running or on a shelf for a while?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-19-2021, 09:32 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,480
Posted By Sam_B
My mistake

My I was thinking of those free standing onesÖ at any rate, make sure you get one that vents combustion air outside. Anything else will lead to increased moisture.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-19-2021, 06:08 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,480
Posted By Sam_B
You can build in the basement

If you have a straight shot up the stairs, you can do the whole empennage in the basement. If not, the horizontal stabilizer is pretty long, but you can do other parts. Iím not sure if you have the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-18-2021, 11:21 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,480
Posted By Sam_B
Moisture issues too

Torpedo heaters directly vent to the area that they are heating. Iím no chemist, so donít ask for a chemical equation, but moisture is a byproduct of combustion. If you leave it on all day for a...
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-12-2021, 09:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,772
Posted By Sam_B
Sounds like my shop

I have a wood bandsaw, works fine for aluminum, just keep boelube or cutting oil handy. I also have a lathe, vertical mill, 3í brake and 3í shear. If you have a line on any of those, youíd be...
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-05-2021, 09:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,437
Posted By Sam_B
I second that

I have the kind shown above, not the cleaveland kind, but rather the ideal kind. I bought the tefzel style jaws for them from the big auction site. They are absolutely awesome. I think of it this...
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-19-2021, 03:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,404
Posted By Sam_B
Why?

Why do all the good ideas come about after Iíve done it the dumb way?
Forum: RV-14 08-27-2021, 06:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,246
Posted By Sam_B
Wiring diagram

Before I moved my project to a hangar, I had a somewhat heated garage here in the great white north. I used winter for doing things in the basement, like deburring or administrative work as I could...
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-22-2021, 09:08 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 8,908
Posted By Sam_B
Not totally clear

I think from the image that you show that the rod is bent more forward on the bottom portion, but it isnít totally clearÖ. Is it bent more outward on the bottom portion instead? If so, I do remember...
Forum: RV-14 08-09-2021, 09:21 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,462
Posted By Sam_B
It all depends

I live in a rural area, and own, not rent, a hangar at a rural airport. I only keep my stuff in there, so no sharing space with others that might get mad at me for leaving aluminum shavings on the...
Forum: Aircraft Camping 07-18-2021, 12:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,396
Posted By Sam_B
3T3 Boyceville Wi

Boyceville WI has a campground right next to the airport. I can probably snag you a hangar spot overnight if you would like. Thereís places to get food within walking distance and youíre about an...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 06-22-2021, 09:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,664
Posted By Sam_B
Voyager Village

Itís in Northern WI, near Danbury. Strip right on the course. Google it, they list the pertinent details on their website.
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 06-02-2021, 05:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,354
Posted By Sam_B
Have you been to Boyceville before?

Donaven,

Is your RV-9A a black and orange one?
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 06-01-2021, 09:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,354
Posted By Sam_B
3T3, Boyceville WI Hamburger Social

Hey everyone, stop on out to Boyceville WI on June 15th 5-7pm for a burger and conversation. Donations are accepted, but this is a free event.... hope to see you there!
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-27-2021, 06:15 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,338
Posted By Sam_B
Tis the season....

Since lumber seems to be worth more than gold, hereís a tip I used many years ago... maybe it works for you, maybe not. If thereís a college in your area, drive around looking for people throwing...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-23-2021, 07:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,185
Posted By Sam_B
If youíre building an -8

From a guy who didnít do the ďgear leg tower modĒ.... I would. I still havenít done it, and Iím trying to be quite in tune with wire chafing and preventing it, but if I have to do any maintenance,...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-12-2021, 05:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,144
Posted By Sam_B
Countersunk too lightly

On the 2nd picture, it looks like flush rivets on the right end, with what I would assume is a machine countersink in the joint. You could machine countersink a little more to get the sheet to lay...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-11-2021, 09:26 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,139
Posted By Sam_B
I rarely ride anymore

When I started riding, I would ride in the rain, cold, whatever. As the years drew on, the weather had to be better and better for me to ride. Now Iíll ride the whopping 3 miles to the hangar, but...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-10-2021, 07:22 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,750
Posted By Sam_B
Talking Convince your wife

Others have pointed out that watching classifieds and buying used saves money. I can attest to both. I started this build when I was single, so I just had to convince myself, which took...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-22-2021, 06:08 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,868
Posted By Sam_B
RV-8 is OK

I have a 36Ē inseam, 40Ē waist in my pants. I visited the factory (not sure if thatís possible now or not) when I became interested in RVs. I always liked the -8 from the get go, and seemed to fit...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-16-2021, 08:36 PM
Replies: 234
Views: 107,932
Posted By Sam_B
The trouble with RVs....

Is that they donít fly without a lot of work. Donít get me wrong, I really enjoy building, and have passed on flying on nice days (albeit rarely) to build instead of fly, but until my RV-8 is done,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-28-2021, 07:22 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 8,114
Posted By Sam_B
Finished the wings

Iíve been waiting a while to finish up the last panel of the wings, just in case I wanted to install stuff in there. Iím at a point where it made sense to close them up, so my wife and I drove the...
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-21-2021, 08:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 694
Posted By Sam_B
This should do

http://www.steinair.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/Bose-Page-1.pdf
Forum: Engine Monitors 02-08-2021, 09:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,538
Posted By Sam_B
Thermocouple wire

Hello all, Iím working on wiring the FWF stuff. From what Iíve been seeing, it doesnít seem like a lot of the thermocouple extension wire out there is shielded. Seems like the engine compartment...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-03-2021, 07:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,584
Posted By Sam_B
Had this on a motorcycle, but maybe it applies?

I had something similar in the middle of a motorcycle road trip. Keep in mind my plane isnít finished and I know nothing about EarthX batteries. Everything tested fine with the multimeter I had in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-30-2020, 07:18 PM
Replies: 471
Views: 148,007
Posted By Sam_B
I have another one...

Came across this thread searching for something else, but I recently read ďIndestructibleĒ by John R. Bruning.

Itís the story of Paul ďPappyĒ Gunn in WWII and B-25 anti-shipping missions. I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-29-2020, 01:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,873
Posted By Sam_B
More good data points

Iím still leaning towards going without, but maybe Iíll run the wires through the firewall to operate one just in case I want to install one at a later point.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-29-2020, 05:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,873
Posted By Sam_B
Thatís one of the reasons I was leaning towards...

Thatís one of the reasons I was leaning towards not. Those lines just donít strike me as very robust in the vibrating environment of an airplane.

As for the cold, my hangar is heated and Iím always...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-28-2020, 08:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,873
Posted By Sam_B
I suppose I should word that more clearly

Yes, doing so while cranking, kind of a quick dance I do to not start at full throttle, and it usually pops once or twice after about two blades after the 2nd pump of the throttle, then dies for a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-28-2020, 06:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,873
Posted By Sam_B
Primer wars of a different flavor

I’m at the part of the project where I keep saying I’m close to done with wiring, until I remember one more thing I forgot to account for on my wiring schematic. One of those things is the primer. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-18-2020, 09:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,925
Posted By Sam_B
Go ahead and start

Iíve moved 2x during my current build. Not really a problem. Especially if you can get the small pieces turned into big pieces. I found that all the small stuff (not just airplane related) was...
Forum: RV-10 12-04-2020, 10:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,082
Posted By Sam_B
Possible, but a pain

I seem to remember getting a step drill to make the holes. The step drill had a 1/4Ē hex drive, and I had a lot of extensions hooked up to get the holes all drilled. The real pain is getting the...
Forum: RV-10 11-29-2020, 05:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,387
Posted By Sam_B
Not far from me

Iím building an RV-8 I have hangared at Boyceville, WI. I donít know much of the -10, but youíre free to stop by if you would like. Tim Olson in Menomonie, WI built a -10 and might be a good...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-22-2020, 08:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,619
Posted By Sam_B
Getting rolling again.....

In late August I successfully convinced my wife that we should buy a 172 that was for sale locally. She offered little resistance so I took advantage of a good situation (donít hate me for picking...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-07-2020, 10:08 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 11,418
Posted By Sam_B
Just a good idea to have on hand

Go to Aircraft Spruce. Order washers sized from #6 to 1/2Ē. Same for nuts, get an assortment of machine screws too. If your plane has a lot of some fastener, make sure to have those on hand, as...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-22-2020, 10:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,681
Posted By Sam_B
Software?

Do you have the name of that software? Iíd love to buy a copy if possible.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-02-2020, 06:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,687
Posted By Sam_B
1. I considered many different makes/models, but...

1. I considered many different makes/models, but they all were too new/untested, to cramped on the inside (Iím 6í7Ē), or us some other undesirable quality. The RV lineup has it all.
2. This is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-15-2020, 04:58 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 9,136
Posted By Sam_B
Yep, I work on the -8 every chance I get, and...

Yep, I work on the -8 every chance I get, and will have to make room in the hangar for a side by side. Busy... yes, but before that, I was thinking that I might have a bit of empty shop syndrome,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-13-2020, 09:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 9,136
Posted By Sam_B
Ok, so it doesnít involve flying or working on an RV....

But scroll to the bottom, thereís a picture of my partially finished -8. And itís a couple weeks old (lifeís been hectic lately, but it was an ĎRV weekendí, just not this past...
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-04-2020, 07:07 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,147
Posted By Sam_B
Interested

PM sent regarding seatbelts.
Forum: RV-14 05-18-2020, 06:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,011
Posted By Sam_B
Aeroelectric Connection Article

I know I saw another article using a 4-pin trailer connector on Aeroelectric Connection, but I can?t find it. There?s this article for your reading...
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-16-2020, 08:32 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,767
Posted By Sam_B
Another quick question

Perhaps this is evidence as to how slow I work, but I originally asked the question about 3 months ago and am finally getting to this. Now that I have a better idea where the wires, cables, and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-27-2020, 06:02 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 9,897
Posted By Sam_B
Wisconsin

I called the county sheriff to better clarify Wisconsin?s Safer at Home order. Kind of hard to say building an RV is essential travel, and I?d be caught red handed at the hangar without a good...
Forum: RV-14 02-18-2020, 06:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,223
Posted By Sam_B
Build out of order....

The instructions for finishing are vague anyway, go ahead and work on something else. I?ve scored a few great deals by keeping a keen eye on barnstormers or the classifieds section here, buying not...
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