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Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-15-2022, 10:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 798
Posted By goatflieg
Interesting reading and quite the journey. I...

Interesting reading and quite the journey. I know I won't enjoy my first annual condition inspection, but I'll certainly enjoy the flying that leads to it. Still haven't flown my aircraft yet;...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-04-2022, 05:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,102
Posted By goatflieg
Finally got around to checking my serial number...

Finally got around to checking my serial number against their list and breathed a sigh of relief when I saw my unit was not affected. After getting hit with that pesky crankshaft AD, it feels nice...
Forum: My RV Build Project 05-02-2022, 11:54 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 106,373
Posted By goatflieg
About the Novel...

Speaking of the blog, the latest Blogspot post is up, see link in signature below. Sure, you know the ending... but it's a ripping yarn with lots of great photos, including this teaser:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-30-2022, 06:16 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,591
Posted By goatflieg
Possibly an aftermarket firewall battery box?

Possibly an aftermarket firewall battery box?
Forum: My RV Build Project 04-29-2022, 04:36 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 106,373
Posted By goatflieg
FIRST FLIGHT: Triumphs, Trials and Tribulations

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw/AM-JKLVBzASkP74cNxy4nHc7rA5kp-symyly29tGffgWPAxK6h0T3PQpbKULAnkasM1wU3B5t9CzPT-WtF-TACZsOcbhMWxZdBk_jle1_qPfzhBwOOQt17XCyq1XK6cdpxPfCfcFoHulRugto13eKRI7EHUQ=w900-h...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-26-2022, 04:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,559
Posted By goatflieg
Mine started in the late '90s. Following the...

Mine started in the late '90s. Following the homebuilt scene since the '80s, I was originally attracted to the Avid Amphibian/Catalina but as time passed the Avid company shrank and Van's became the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-17-2022, 10:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,377
Posted By goatflieg
Not as much as I wanted to...

My airplane is ready to fly and the weather was great Saturday morning, but I wasn't prepared for first flight duties and my crew wasn't available. So the airplane sat in the hangar, waiting...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-11-2022, 06:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,416
Posted By goatflieg
Pondered Completion

Saturday was rainy, so I fussed over a few minor items, then just sat with the plane for a couple hours, looking it over. I was finally really sinking in that I had a flyable airplane...
Forum: My RV Build Project 04-08-2022, 07:25 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 106,373
Posted By goatflieg
Another dubious milestone...

...reached during yesterday's preflight reassembly. Officially reached 4000 hours on the build clock. A ridiculously high number for a quickbuild airplane, even factoring in painting and being a...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-07-2022, 04:47 AM
Replies: 357
Views: 98,838
Posted By goatflieg
Last I heard, the FAA acknowledged that the AMOC...

Last I heard, the FAA acknowledged that the AMOC would require further testing prior to approval. I'm guessing that could take a few more years if the FAA is in charge.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-06-2022, 11:43 AM
Replies: 357
Views: 98,838
Posted By goatflieg
I haven't heard anything lately, but I'm glad you...

I haven't heard anything lately, but I'm glad you revived the thread. My aircraft will see it's first flight as soon as weather allows, and it's been keeping me very busy lately. Everyone I've...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-04-2022, 05:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,353
Posted By goatflieg
Continued to chip away at post-inspection...

Continued to chip away at post-inspection reassembly. When did reassembling the cockpit become such a difficult job?! Oh yeah, I remember now. Right after I put the wings...
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-04-2022, 03:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,068
Posted By goatflieg
It might depend more on the prop than the engine...

It might depend more on the prop than the engine or cowling. I know most Hartzells require an extension, but my Whirl Wind 200RV prop did not need one for my IO360.
Forum: My RV Build Project 04-01-2022, 07:00 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 106,373
Posted By goatflieg
Yeah... the first hangar I looked at was on the...

Yeah... the first hangar I looked at was on the west side of Foxtrot row... still kicking myself for not taking it, but I've always been one of those hang-back kind of guys. ;)
Forum: My RV Build Project 03-31-2022, 06:42 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 106,373
Posted By goatflieg
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw/AM-JKLV-vGBYI...

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw/AM-JKLV-vGBYIwj3951tGbCQFM6dvkbC90z5eZdYAPaV3KU-SBvvGfcjuzqgxCKM7U1pG5l_YC3RRayc-KltFNZcacNwRzg9RGB-9rvi-F3QQv0yeBgZ330-OMFaJdrP9YH7P9dIKZfosVbGvsFoahXcgGkz=w900-h...
Forum: My RV Build Project 03-31-2022, 06:42 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 106,373
Posted By goatflieg
Airworthy!

One picture is worth 2502 days, 9000 photos and documents, endless ups and downs, and a sizeable...
Forum: My RV Build Project 03-27-2022, 10:53 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 106,373
Posted By goatflieg
Can't say yet... because it's complicated. I'll...

Can't say yet... because it's complicated. I'll have to report after the fact.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-26-2022, 01:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,090
Posted By goatflieg
This is the kind of customer service and caring...

This is the kind of customer service and caring that makes me proud to be one! Loving the seats you made for me... and I should be feeling them in the air very soon!
Forum: My RV Build Project 03-25-2022, 09:18 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 106,373
Posted By goatflieg
Latest Blogspot post is up; see link in signature...

Latest Blogspot post is up; see link in signature below. Not officially airworthy yet... but very, very close. Here's the obligatory teaser...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-19-2022, 03:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 608
Posted By goatflieg
First pilot logbook entries for homebuilders

This may seem a silly question and it probably is, but has anyone entered first engine start and taxi time in their pilot logbooks prior to first flight? I'm dying to record actual operating...
Forum: My RV Build Project 03-14-2022, 04:52 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 106,373
Posted By goatflieg
First Engine Start Video

Posted the first engine start on my YouTube channel. Another learning experience; the description says it all. https://youtu.be/BTCS6wbUfwQ
Forum: Alternative Engines 03-09-2022, 03:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,637
Posted By goatflieg
Yes! So great to see it again. Thanks for...

Yes! So great to see it again. Thanks for sharing!
Forum: COMM 03-07-2022, 07:40 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,234
Posted By goatflieg
I opted for a single com and no nav because my...

I opted for a single com and no nav because my missions will always be VFR, but now I realize that a second com would be handy if I get involved in formation flying. My aircraft will be airworthy...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-07-2022, 03:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,132
Posted By goatflieg
Thanks for that information, I'll keep it in...

Thanks for that information, I'll keep it in mind. That's why I don't get along with electrons... they're way too rogue for me, and the people who understand them know how to manipulate them in ways...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-07-2022, 03:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,787
Posted By goatflieg
I'll be following this thread. I'd try to...

I'll be following this thread. I'd try to provide my own answer but I'm not at the hangar. I doubt it's an NPT thread so plumbing fitting won't work. If I figure it out, I'll let you know as I'm...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-07-2022, 02:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,132
Posted By goatflieg
Problem Solved!

To make a long and painful story short, I've resolved the problems. It turns out that McAfee's NetGuard was causing all the problems. My thanks to Matt Dralle for the extensive troubleshooting he...
Forum: Reviews 03-07-2022, 09:06 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 410
Posted By goatflieg
BladeSox Rocks!

I've seen BladeSox advertised and on other aircraft. I knew they wouldn't be cheap, but it's worth protecting my Whirl Wind 200RV composite blades. After visiting the website I downloaded the order...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-07-2022, 07:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,090
Posted By goatflieg
I use a Garmin Virb camera and their audio...

I use a Garmin Virb camera and their audio adapter cord, but I've always wished someone would make an adaptor cord with a small built-in mic and volume control to mix ambient sound and cockpit audio...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-06-2022, 11:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,132
Posted By goatflieg
Discussed the issue with Matt. Turns out the...

Discussed the issue with Matt. Turns out the problem is with my computer. No one else is experiencing this issue. Now I'm working the problem.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-03-2022, 08:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,132
Posted By goatflieg
Bad news, good news: Bad: Tried a different...

Bad news, good news:
Bad: Tried a different browser; same issue.
Good: Matt Dralle responded on Facebook Messenger; he's working the problem.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-03-2022, 08:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,132
Posted By goatflieg
Wow! Didn't know they could do that. I wasn't...

Wow! Didn't know they could do that. I wasn't about to re-enter thousands of posts, but I'll definitely explore the transfer. Thanks for sharing.

P.S. All photos are still missing from website;...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-02-2022, 01:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,132
Posted By goatflieg
Although we're Facebook friends, I hesitate to...

Although we're Facebook friends, I hesitate to contact him there as he tends not to respond to work-related queries. But he has yet to respond to my emails and I just noticed that all the photos on...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-02-2022, 05:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,132
Posted By goatflieg
KitLog Pro issues

For the past two days I've been unable to upload my latest entries to the website; I get strange error messages and sometimes the program locks up. The website appeared to be up and running. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-26-2022, 03:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,405
Posted By goatflieg
Congratulations, Bruce! And thanks for sharing...

Congratulations, Bruce! And thanks for sharing this, Ernie. I'll be returning to Flyin' Tiger Field soon for a quick refresher before my first flight. Hope to see you both. Also hoping this won't...
Forum: My RV Build Project 02-26-2022, 01:06 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 106,373
Posted By goatflieg
Latest Blogspot post is up; see link in signature...

Latest Blogspot post is up; see link in signature below. The post title says it all. Here's the obligatory teaser...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-20-2022, 11:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 764
Posted By goatflieg
You were right. I was leery of pulling down on...

You were right. I was leery of pulling down on the anchor straps because I didn't want to deform the skin at all, but with a little careful persuasion I got the bolts in from the top. Felt pretty...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 02-20-2022, 12:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,251
Posted By goatflieg
Hawthorne has always fascinated me. Pored over...

Hawthorne has always fascinated me. Pored over it on Google maps and even investigated purchasing property there. I will make a similar visit someday... but I will come from the east.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-20-2022, 01:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,285
Posted By goatflieg
Thank you for giving me my first laugh of the day!

Thank you for giving me my first laugh of the day!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-17-2022, 08:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 764
Posted By goatflieg
I'm glad you included the plans drawing. I'm in...

I'm glad you included the plans drawing. I'm in the process of fitting my harness anchors now; I riveted the aft shoulder anchor straps to the top aft skin ages ago without giving it a second...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-17-2022, 07:44 PM
Replies: 357
Views: 98,838
Posted By goatflieg
No personal experience on the insurance angle,...

No personal experience on the insurance angle, but I'll be interested in hearing about whatever you learn. I'd think an FAA AD would be a pretty big billboard for an insurance company to hide behind.
Forum: RV-14 02-16-2022, 05:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 730
Posted By goatflieg
Perfect timing for this thread. I did some w&b...

Perfect timing for this thread. I did some w&b setup practice on Foreflight yesterday; weighing the plane this morning. I'll share my results when I have them. I've viewed some videos on the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-13-2022, 03:33 PM
Replies: 357
Views: 98,838
Posted By goatflieg
Mine is in the building next door... Barrett...

Mine is in the building next door... Barrett Precision Engines. Can't think about that now... too close to flight.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-07-2022, 12:59 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,762
Posted By goatflieg
Great news! Hope you can get some more flying...

Great news! Hope you can get some more flying videos posted soon!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-06-2022, 04:40 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,762
Posted By goatflieg
Chiseled away at the upper intersection...

Chiseled away at the upper intersection fairings... and they're on the airplane. All essential fabrication is officially finished. All intersection fairings will require some massaging and paint...
Forum: My RV Build Project 01-30-2022, 09:15 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 106,373
Posted By goatflieg
It is indeed a Tail Mate and it has special...

It is indeed a Tail Mate and it has special significance to me. Ted Gauthier had loaned it to me shortly before his untimely demise, so I bought it from his estate and will eventually restore it to...
Forum: My RV Build Project 01-30-2022, 02:27 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 106,373
Posted By goatflieg
Latest Blogspot post is up; see link in signature...

Latest Blogspot post is up; see link in signature below. Still crawling my way up Mt. Airworthy, beset by sickness and bitter cold... but tantalizingly close to the peak. Here's the obligatory...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-28-2022, 05:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,679
Posted By goatflieg
I keep a handful in my tool box; they're perfect...

I keep a handful in my tool box; they're perfect for tapping out the ball on a set blind rivet before drilling it out. Also good for other various punch duties.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-26-2022, 08:06 PM
Replies: 357
Views: 98,838
Posted By goatflieg
I will say that Superior has been good about...

I will say that Superior has been good about supplying the rebuild supply kits, which they claim is worth $1000; I have not confirmed that number with Barrett. Aside from that, they will send the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-26-2022, 11:32 AM
Replies: 357
Views: 98,838
Posted By goatflieg
I contacted Rhonda at Barrett last week and she...

I contacted Rhonda at Barrett last week and she said Bill keeps saying the same thing he always has. I suggested at this point he probably has a string sticking out of his back and when you pull it...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-25-2022, 02:22 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,470
Posted By goatflieg
So glad you shared this. I lived in the Bay Area...

So glad you shared this. I lived in the Bay Area for 24 years; learned to fly at PAO; used to fly over Half Moon Bay frequently and did a few Bay Tours. Your photos of the Golden Gate Bridge...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-24-2022, 04:31 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,470
Posted By goatflieg
frozen fiberglass

Chipped away at the last bit of fabrication - upper intersection fairings. These RVBits fairings are good quality but they will require modifications to fit around the Grove Gear legs and brackets. ...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-21-2022, 05:36 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,514
Posted By goatflieg
I can't help but wonder if Barrett will do the...

I can't help but wonder if Barrett will do the rebuild... after all, they share the same driveway with Aircraft Specialties. Hoping that's the case, no pun intended.
Forum: RV-3 01-19-2022, 01:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,287
Posted By goatflieg
Bruce Bohannon is the best possible instructor...

Bruce Bohannon is the best possible instructor for RV-3 transition training. In addition to having the only RV-8 in the world set up for proper transition training, he has extensive experience...
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-17-2022, 01:27 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,644
Posted By goatflieg
I wanted mine to be supported from both sides to...

I wanted mine to be supported from both sides to increase rigidity and better protection from wind gusts, so I cobbled this together. Stupid-complicated-yet-simple, I may refine it in the future. ...
Forum: My RV Build Project 01-16-2022, 05:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,146
Posted By goatflieg
Welcome, Adam! You'll come to appreciate the VAF...

Welcome, Adam! You'll come to appreciate the VAF community. I started building my RV-8 in 2014; should be airworthy within the next couple months. I've heavily documented my experience here and on...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-07-2022, 12:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,910
Posted By goatflieg
I suspect Superior is in a lot of trouble right...

I suspect Superior is in a lot of trouble right now. I have to be careful, because I see they're still an advertiser here and I know VAF does not want to allow vendor bashing. But everyone who was...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-03-2022, 05:34 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 660
Posted By goatflieg
If you're primer is anything like the...

If you're primer is anything like the Sherwin-Williams primer I used, I'd leave it alone. Mine gave a nice smooth surface that I believe offers more protection than a sanded surface. You'll have to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-02-2022, 07:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 573
Posted By goatflieg
Hope you have a massive hard drive storage...

Hope you have a massive hard drive storage system... video takes up a LOT of space!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-01-2022, 11:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,342
Posted By goatflieg
This was timely for me. I had conducted fuel...

This was timely for me. I had conducted fuel flow tests from each tank and the Andair pump provided almost 200% of max engine requirement. Tests were done in level attitude and my unusable fuel was...
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-31-2021, 07:29 AM
Replies: 993
Views: 863,644
Posted By goatflieg
I posted the link to the latest Blogspot entry in...

I posted the link to the latest Blogspot entry in my build thread here, but the obligatory teaser photo didn't really show anything. So I want to share the final photo of my airplane in 2021. So......
Forum: My RV Build Project 12-31-2021, 07:18 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 106,373
Posted By goatflieg
Latest Blogspot post is up; see link in signature...

Latest Blogspot post is up; see link in signature below. Getting very close now; only hundreds more irritating and/or exciting tasks left! Here's the obligatory teaser...
Forum: Painting your RV 12-30-2021, 03:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,499
Posted By goatflieg
A little late for me, but I can certainly vouch...

A little late for me, but I can certainly vouch for the quality of Sherwin-Williams products, training and customer support. Glad they did this.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 12-26-2021, 08:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,140
Posted By goatflieg
A zip-tie and short segment of rubber hose can be...

A zip-tie and short segment of rubber hose can be assembled into a flexible spacer. Just make sure that the items being clamped won't be damaged by the sharp edges of the zip-tie.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-26-2021, 08:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,653
Posted By goatflieg
Didn't get any meaningful work done on the...

Didn't get any meaningful work done on the airplane, but did manage a quick photo shoot outside the hangar this afternoon, between pesky holiday distractions. Getting closer...
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