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Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-16-2021, 09:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,596
Posted By vomatic
Thanks everyone. I like these I ideas. I'm...

Thanks everyone. I like these I ideas. I'm going to check out the clamps on Amazon and see if those work.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-15-2021, 02:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,596
Posted By vomatic
Adel Clamp - Sort of

Does anyone know of an adel clamp that is rotated 90 degrees? I'm looking for a clamp to hold a wire or hose so it can go through a lightening hole. I know I've seen them on a plane, but can't find...
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-03-2021, 07:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,637
Posted By vomatic
Paint on FLYLED's

Those are awesome. How did you paint the circuit boards on your FLYLED's?
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-03-2021, 07:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,246
Posted By vomatic
Cowling bump

Can anyone show a picture of the bump on your cowling? I understand that is needed for the fuel servo. How big is it?
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-03-2021, 09:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,380
Posted By vomatic
Ex172 - do you have pics? Has anyone built a...

Ex172 - do you have pics?

Has anyone built a way to charge/jump a battery without climbing through the back seat? I know Bob Nuckolls suggests this in his book. Not something you'd use a lot,...
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-03-2021, 08:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,060
Posted By vomatic
JDA- Did you get it figured out? Have you...

JDA-
Did you get it figured out? Have you drilled your holes yet? I spent the weekend doing mine and just got it figured out tonight. I was off by almost 2" at the tail bulkhead when I started. ...
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-26-2021, 04:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,901
Posted By vomatic
Thanks Eric. That is a lot cleaner setup than I...

Thanks Eric. That is a lot cleaner setup than I thought it would be.
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-25-2021, 06:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,901
Posted By vomatic
Eric, do you have a picture of your venting...

Eric, do you have a picture of your venting set-up?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-04-2021, 07:34 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,841
Posted By vomatic
I'm not sure what the deal is. Those pics view...

I'm not sure what the deal is. Those pics view fine on my PC before posting. If you click on them they view fine. But for some reason the thumbnails don't view correctly. Do I need to do...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-03-2021, 09:07 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,841
Posted By vomatic
Paint Now

I just finished painting my interior (QB kit). I decided to paint now vs. later. The main reason was I didn't want to do all the taping necessary after it was done. I hired someone to paint it for...
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-25-2021, 03:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,963
Posted By vomatic
These are pretty good. Certainly better than the...

These are pretty good. Certainly better than the 2D drawings we have access to. Let me give them a try. Thanks!
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-24-2021, 09:32 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,963
Posted By vomatic
I emailed Vans about this. They won't share CAD...

I emailed Vans about this. They won't share CAD models (proprietary). What is possible with 3-D CAD and products like Solidworks is super cool and would enable 3D renderings of paint schemes (to...
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-21-2021, 07:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,963
Posted By vomatic
3-D CAD file?

Does anyone have or know where to get a 3-D CAD or .STP file of an RV-8? I can find them for other models, but not the -8. I want to use them to build a 3-D of my paint. Thanks.
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-21-2021, 04:58 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 595
Posted By vomatic
3-D CAD file?

Does anyone have or know where to get a 3-D CAD or .STP file of an RV-8? I can find them for other models, but not the -8. I want to use them to build a 3-D of my paint. Thanks.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-01-2021, 08:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 872
Posted By vomatic
I'm building an -8 in Des Moines. PM me. I'd be...

I'm building an -8 in Des Moines. PM me. I'd be happy to come over
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-14-2021, 12:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,295
Posted By vomatic
Dan, I'm just removing the connecting web between...

Dan,
I'm just removing the connecting web between the lowest two access holes, and installing an oval cover plate. Am I over thinking this?
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-13-2021, 10:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,295
Posted By vomatic
Attach method dictates edge distance requirement

I've spent WAAAAY too much time on this gear tower modification. I appreciate everyone's input because it got me asking questions.

For those who are making this modification it seems that how the...
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-13-2021, 09:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,295
Posted By vomatic
Thanks Dan. I agree on the dome heads. I'd...

Thanks Dan. I agree on the dome heads. I'd prefer to dimple it for a cleaner look for sure. I think that is the way I'll go.
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-10-2021, 09:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,295
Posted By vomatic
Thanks David.

Thanks David.
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-10-2021, 07:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,295
Posted By vomatic
Thanks guys. Good input. I'll get the...

Thanks guys. Good input. I'll get the tolerances as tight as possible. I have 20 screws planned. Is there a minimum edge distance for a #8 screw? May not matter since we're limited by the...
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-10-2021, 10:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,295
Posted By vomatic
Gear Tower Modification - How to Attach?

For those of you who have done the gear tower modification, is there any consensus or recommendation on how to attach the cover plate? Dimple? Countersink? Just pan screws? Thanks.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-08-2021, 07:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,106
Posted By vomatic
Great post. Thanks for sharing all of the...

Great post. Thanks for sharing all of the pictures and your experience. That is definitely on my list of must-do's.

I exchanged emails with Aerosport Power today. They haven't done a build school...
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-02-2021, 07:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,283
Posted By vomatic
Sorry for the confusion everyone. Van's sent me...

Sorry for the confusion everyone. Van's sent me the drawing that I posted, #27. You all are correct, the drawing for the -8 is #78. I'm not at that point yet so I didn't look it over very closely....
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-17-2020, 01:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,283
Posted By vomatic
Vertical Stabilizer Alert - Drawing 27A

I was talking to Van's today and we got on the topic of the vertical stabilizer. Kevin Miller encouraged me to share with EVERYONE to look at drawing 27A before fitting your VS and specifically the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-15-2020, 07:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,949
Posted By vomatic
Avionics Class

I attended both of these classes. My recommendation would be to do both. If I had to recommend just one.......tough call.

They are both taught by outstanding instructors. The EAA class focuses...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-08-2020, 07:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,139
Posted By vomatic
Rivet Age

Years ago when I was building a -4 I spent some time on this topic. Mostly because I wasn't very good at driving rivets and was looking for a easier way. I just dug out my notes from back then.

I...
Forum: Aircraft Camping 08-23-2020, 05:45 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 30,205
Posted By vomatic
Great trip

Great write-up. Thanks for sharing. Backcountry Idaho is the best there is. You've motivated me to hurry up so I can fly up there. We were backpacking at Big Creek two years ago when they were...
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-17-2020, 09:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,865
Posted By vomatic
PM'd you. Give me a call.

PM'd you. Give me a call.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-25-2008, 04:05 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 10,767
Posted By vomatic
It's cheaper than you think.....

I too have thought alot about this. I built a spreadsheet to compare the cost of flying vs. driving. If you are just boring holes in the skies, flying isn't cheap. If you have someplace to go and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-06-2008, 08:41 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,472
Posted By vomatic
Fuel Prices

What is avgas selling for in your part of the country?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-08-2008, 12:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,546
Posted By vomatic
How long did it take?

OK QB folks, I need your help. I'm looking at aborting my SB -4 and starting a QB -8. How many hours did it take you to build your QB -6, -7 or -8?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-02-2008, 11:02 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 13,487
Posted By vomatic
Great input guys. Thank you.

Great input guys. Thank you.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-01-2008, 06:08 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 13,487
Posted By vomatic
Fuel Burn

What are you experiencing for fuel burn w/ 160, 180 and 200 hp engines? I am trying to decide what to put in my -8. My thought is the 200 hp, but looking for any input. Thanks.
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