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Forum: RV General Discussion/News Today, 06:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,436
Posted By claycookiemonster
Anyone with a FB -8 care to comment on installing...

Anyone with a FB -8 care to comment on installing these fans? We have the lower, glareshield and the upper portion of the canopy frame right on top of it. So, I'd guess the fans would have to be...
Forum: Painting your RV 07-01-2022, 08:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 471
Posted By claycookiemonster
Thanks! Now, another question. I'm planning on...

Thanks!
Now, another question. I'm planning on matching a specific military paint scheme, and so I've found the exact FS numbers to match the original. The question is, none of the "standard"...
Forum: Painting your RV 07-01-2022, 01:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 471
Posted By claycookiemonster
Surface Area of an RV?

Has anyone ever measured or derived the surface area of an RV (8 in my case) prior to painting? I have a paint which they say will cover 300 sq ft per gallon, but how many square feet do I have?
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-19-2022, 06:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 449
Posted By claycookiemonster
Yes, in the end, we strapped the forward and aft...

Yes, in the end, we strapped the forward and aft portion of the canopy cradle. We also had some aluminum "Mach 1" tape, and that seems to have done a good job holding down the cradle in the middle....
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-15-2022, 12:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 449
Posted By claycookiemonster
Fastback Canopy frame?

Getting ready to mount the bubble on the fiberglass canopy frame. Any of you FB'ers out there remember how you held the frame tight to the fuselage when you glassed in the smaller side bulkheads? I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-09-2022, 08:57 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,315
Posted By claycookiemonster
One caution about testing your tanks with actual...

One caution about testing your tanks with actual gasoline. Gas outgasses significantly, so if you pour gas in your tank, and then seal it up tight, the expansion of gasses may provoke a leak where...
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-06-2022, 04:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 584
Posted By claycookiemonster
Fastback Slider?

I don't know. It looks kind of draggy to me. Not sure I get the point. Maybe it'll be better with the canopy on it
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-03-2022, 10:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 678
Posted By claycookiemonster
The wing tips are white bat wings, and seem fine....

The wing tips are white bat wings, and seem fine. I'm not aesthetically challenged by them. If I find structural issues with them, then I'll ask the question again.
Right now, I'm wondering how to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-03-2022, 08:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 678
Posted By claycookiemonster
Old white gelcoat tips, versus newer grey gelcoat?

My project 8 was purchased originally in 2007. I'm finally getting to the fiberglass tips, and they are the original white gelcoat version. While preparing to drill one of the HS tips today, a chunk...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 06-01-2022, 03:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 680
Posted By claycookiemonster
Adhearing fiberglass tips?

I've seen a video of someone who plans to use Pro Seal to "glue" fiberglass HS tips in place. Perhaps in conjunction with rivets, or maybe as the sole retainer. Funny how we HATE proseal but keep...
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-28-2022, 10:59 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,213
Posted By claycookiemonster
Blowing dust off this thread a bit. For some...

Blowing dust off this thread a bit. For some reason, I find that I really DON'T want a key. Irrational, but why stop now? Along this thread, someone said they put a lock on the throttle quadrant and...
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-25-2022, 08:28 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,482
Posted By claycookiemonster
Thanks. Haven't mounted it yet, but I was...

Thanks. Haven't mounted it yet, but I was perplexed how to make that nice square diagram work in the curved world of an RV8 baggage door. I'll check out the write up. Thanks.;
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-25-2022, 05:39 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,482
Posted By claycookiemonster
I've got the McMaster strut, and am about to...

I've got the McMaster strut, and am about to install it. It's supposed to keep the door open and closed, right? The strut as delivered is extended about 6 inches, and I can compress it fully...
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-25-2022, 02:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 793
Posted By claycookiemonster
Closed Cell foam to seal the baggage door?

Some have said it wasn't necessary, but I'm going to try.*Am I correct that the "closed cell foam" in question can be something as simple as the foam from a pool noodle? All it has to do is wedge in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-25-2022, 02:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,119
Posted By claycookiemonster
A caution on filling with gas. If you put in a...

A caution on filling with gas. If you put in a gallon, and then seal up all the outlets, you can get surprised by quite a lot of excess gas vapor which will find the weakest part of your tank....
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-23-2022, 03:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 791
Posted By claycookiemonster
I think I Just BLUE my tanks

(Arrested Development Reference. Never mind)

So, my tanks have been my nemesis. I'm not sure why. Finally, after prying the rear baffle off of both tanks and then re-sealing and re-riveting them...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-23-2022, 02:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,341
Posted By claycookiemonster
Is there anyway to quantify the amount of...

Is there anyway to quantify the amount of "Jiggle" one needs to allow for between engine and cowl? I saw a You Tube video about baffles, and there was a photo of the baffle on a Cessna 206. The fixed...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-20-2022, 01:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,022
Posted By claycookiemonster
Does an RV Pedal Plane count towards Repeat...

Does an RV Pedal Plane count towards Repeat Offender status?:D
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-19-2022, 08:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 347
Posted By claycookiemonster
Best answer ever. thanks.

Best answer ever. thanks.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-19-2022, 06:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 347
Posted By claycookiemonster
Oil Dipstick within the Plenum?

I have an IO-375 M1S on order from Aero Sport Power. Can anyone out there with one tell me whether the dipstick/fill tube will be within a cooling plenum or outside? I'm interested in the plenum...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-09-2022, 03:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,341
Posted By claycookiemonster
Am I correct in assuming that the sealing between...

Am I correct in assuming that the sealing between the top cowling and the flexible parts of the baffle is the root of the inefficiency of standard baffling? Might the problem simply be the large...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-08-2022, 03:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,341
Posted By claycookiemonster
I can't help wondering if there isn't a middle...

I can't help wondering if there isn't a middle ground between the standard baffle arrangement and the completely enclosed plenum? Presumably, the flaws of the standard baffle is the imperfect sealing...
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-01-2022, 04:42 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,213
Posted By claycookiemonster
So, Paul; either the Key becomes the...

So, Paul; either the Key becomes the Master/Battery-on, or the key is wired in series with the above and it must be turned ON as well as Master-On to get the show on the road?
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-01-2022, 03:29 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,213
Posted By claycookiemonster
If you have a START Button, where is the key?

I think it's primarily a cosmetic thing, but I'm going to have a START button for engine starting. However, I still want a modicum of security, so I'd like to have a turn key that must be inserted...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-29-2022, 10:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,828
Posted By claycookiemonster
I too am working on an -8 project, and I've had...

I too am working on an -8 project, and I've had my share of head scratching mysteries. I'd set aside a portion of your shelving and begin an area where the "mysteries" from the previous builders...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-29-2022, 08:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 949
Posted By claycookiemonster
Well, looking back, I misinterpreted what was...

Well, looking back, I misinterpreted what was written in the Dynon installation manual.

"Dynon Avionics Heated AOA/Pitot Probe utilizes a heating element whose temperature is accurately measured and...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-28-2022, 07:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 466
Posted By claycookiemonster
I have no doubt there are work arounds here, but...

I have no doubt there are work arounds here, but it keeps coming back to the odd, but official guidance to put a larger wire into connection with a smaller wire. If I try to put 12awg connectors on...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-28-2022, 11:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 466
Posted By claycookiemonster
Cool Wiring power to a Dynon heated Pitot tube?

My Dynon heated pitot tube has wires already emerging from its power supply which appear to be 18awg. The wiring guidance from Dynon suggests that for a wire run length of between 17 and 24 feet...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-24-2022, 06:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 949
Posted By claycookiemonster
How to actuate an annunciator light?

On some Boeings, there is quite a deal made of annunciator lights which indicate switch position versus lights which indicate system operation. For example, suppose you wanted a switch to indicate...
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-22-2022, 09:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,010
Posted By claycookiemonster
30 hours to do the entire FB...

30 hours to do the entire FB modification?!?!?!?

I wouldn't know how you'd know. There's a never-never land between the two plans and sometimes I didn't know where to look for answers. Mine is a...
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-22-2022, 07:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,010
Posted By claycookiemonster
Another reason to do the Fastback Mod on an -8

I was sold on the Showplanes Fastback Mod for looks and hopefully elimination of the draft under the canopy skirt for the backseater. Extra room in the aft baggage is nice, and if you want to mount...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-20-2022, 08:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 590
Posted By claycookiemonster
Dynon HDX without the "Knobs" panel?

I'm still planning and playing with panel organization. I'm finding that room on my panel is getting scarce. I'm doing a combo Dynon/Garmin with 10" HDX front and center.

One of the things I can do...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-16-2022, 09:00 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,788
Posted By claycookiemonster
Good question. "My Goal" isn't clearly defined...

Good question. "My Goal" isn't clearly defined yet, as I'm still building.
I've just noticed the great care that goes into many of the "upstream" areas (plenums, oil cooler ducting, Scat tubing,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-15-2022, 08:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,114
Posted By claycookiemonster
In researching ELT's, I've been surprised to find...

In researching ELT's, I've been surprised to find out that the Artex units do not receive any ship power? They operate on internal battery only? I will have GPS location on board, so routing that...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-14-2022, 10:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,788
Posted By claycookiemonster
Oil Cooler outlet duct?

I see many mounts and placements for oil coolers, but they all end at the cooler. Air is blown on it, and then...? The interior of a cowling, particularly below the engine has got to be a very...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-13-2022, 08:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,114
Posted By claycookiemonster
ELT brands?

New installation.
Any reasons to choose Artex or ACK or another beyond things like weight and size?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-13-2022, 02:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,001
Posted By claycookiemonster
Noted. I've never dealt with anything but nice...

Noted. I've never dealt with anything but nice ladies and gentlemen in Aurora. Happy to make their days better. They have certainly made my life better.
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-12-2022, 09:19 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 7,783
Posted By claycookiemonster
Showplanes Oil Cooler Mount?

I'm not there yet, but I'm listening. The Showplanes oil cooler mount seems to be a good compromise between Baffle (bad) and Firewall (congested.)
The weight of the cooler is born by the engine...
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-12-2022, 08:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,424
Posted By claycookiemonster
Raising the bottom of the Instrument Panel?

One of the many wonderful things about the newer glass instruments is how SO MUCH information can be compressed into a smaller space than the old "Six-pack" days of round dials. 24517
My tentative...
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-11-2022, 07:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 968
Posted By claycookiemonster
RV8 sized Flight Bag?

What Flight Bag are you guys using that can hold the necessary things: headset, iPad, checklists, snacks, etc, and yet be both stowed out of sight and accessible when solo?
I haven't turned a wheel...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-11-2022, 07:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 614
Posted By claycookiemonster
Simple is as simple does. Especially for simple...

Simple is as simple does. Especially for simple minds. Thanks.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-08-2022, 10:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 772
Posted By claycookiemonster
Plumbing Static lines?

I feel like I remember seeing a post saying that it was important (going-on critical) to plumb the two static ports with EQUAL length tubing until they met at a "T" to go to the instruments. I can't...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-07-2022, 09:54 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,651
Posted By claycookiemonster
And, while I'm at it, what about priming or...

And, while I'm at it, what about priming or protecting the interior of the tube where the tail spring is mounted?
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-07-2022, 08:44 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,651
Posted By claycookiemonster
Ok, I'm going to test that, "there is no such...

Ok, I'm going to test that, "there is no such thing as a stupid question" mantra. You're suggesting priming the non-machined surface, and putting this anti-seize in the machined part?
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-07-2022, 08:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 614
Posted By claycookiemonster
Blocking unnecessary fuel tank fittings?

My tanks were constructed with fittings for return lines, but no return is needed. So, I'm thinking of simply laying some Proseal on the fitting and screwing on an AN cap and be done with it....
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-06-2022, 02:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,522
Posted By claycookiemonster
An after action report from the pull-dimpler...

An after action report from the pull-dimpler operation. No Problemo. I had a partner and an average Ace Hardware sort of rivet puller. Didn't even go through that many nails. Simple.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-06-2022, 07:05 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,651
Posted By claycookiemonster
All good answers, but I've been assuming the...

All good answers, but I've been assuming the bare, machined part at the head of the spring must fit very tightly, or it wouldn't have been left naked. Is there room to add a coat of primer to the...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-04-2022, 08:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,522
Posted By claycookiemonster
Dimpling challenge

A beyond-QB stage fuselage, but now I need to put doublers in the belly for beacons and antennas. Of course, I want those flush riveted, so I have to dimple the lower belly skin, but how?

I do that...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-02-2022, 09:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 691
Posted By claycookiemonster
Wiring for an iPad?

I see many references to putting an iPad in the back seat for us -8 guys. Presumably for the Foreflight display, or maybe even inflight movies?

What power or data are you piping to that iPad? Does...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-01-2022, 07:48 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,903
Posted By claycookiemonster
Well, I'm the one who posed the question, so I...

Well, I'm the one who posed the question, so I guess I'll answer it. What I was fundamentally wondering was if there was some sort of "dead zone" in the valve between Left and Right? Was there a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-30-2022, 09:03 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,903
Posted By claycookiemonster
I absolutely understand all the reasons why...

I absolutely understand all the reasons why "Both" is not appropriate in a low wing airplane. Not interested in Chuck Yeagering that. I was more curious about EXACTLY what happens as you switch from...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-30-2022, 01:15 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,903
Posted By claycookiemonster
What's between Left and Right on an Andair Valve?

Mostly curious here. If the valve options are Left - Right and Aft = Off, what happens if you get distracted and leave the selector pointing straight ahead? Midway between Left and Right?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-24-2022, 10:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,575
Posted By claycookiemonster
Transitioning from Kit Builder to General Contractor

I just thought I'd throw out this revelation I've had recently. If it resonates with others, perhaps they will see this sea change coming in advance, rather than finding yourself in the rip current...
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-23-2022, 08:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 485
Posted By claycookiemonster
The step mounting hole on a taildragger?

I assume the hole behind the wing on the left side will be unused in a taildragger, and can be patched and filled with whatever artistry I can muster?
Forum: Painting your RV 03-21-2022, 01:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,318
Posted By claycookiemonster
Keeping paint out of nutplates, etc?

What's the easiest way to spray primer or paint over parts which include nutplates, or other tiny bits you don't want to have painted?
Forum: Painting your RV 03-18-2022, 08:52 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,163
Posted By claycookiemonster
I am reading all of this intently. We're about to...

I am reading all of this intently. We're about to begin priming the interior and Grove gear legs with 2-part Rand-o-plate. Top coating of these will be some single stage acrylic from Summit Racing....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-18-2022, 08:03 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,599
Posted By claycookiemonster
Awesome insights, all. Sleeping late and leaving...

Awesome insights, all. Sleeping late and leaving behind him, and then waiting for him on the ramp with coffee at the end sounds perfect.
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-18-2022, 12:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 790
Posted By claycookiemonster
Electrical system design illustration?

I'm getting down to the point of inserting wire into connector, and I'm thinking it'd be good to have a written record of how I'm doing this.

Is there a way to use average software to create a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-17-2022, 11:23 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,599
Posted By claycookiemonster
What about flying an RV slow?

Chatting with a Kitfox builder today. Both of us are hoping to be finished and flying in the summer of '23. He said, "We should fly to Oshkosh together to celebrate!" It sounded fun, but then I began...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-14-2022, 10:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 565
Posted By claycookiemonster
Thanks, Scotty! I assume CHD is Chandler? I...

Thanks, Scotty! I assume CHD is Chandler? I trained and was based at Williams back in the day when it was nothing but cotton fields out there. 1980 - 1984. I'm retired from AA now. Finished up as a...
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-14-2022, 09:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 794
Posted By claycookiemonster
Right. I'm in the good/bad position of doing a...

Right. I'm in the good/bad position of doing a project 8, and so it's hard sometimes to see what I need to do, and what has already been done. The rudder pedals were already hung and the cables were...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-13-2022, 08:09 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 8,067
Posted By claycookiemonster
FWIW, I've got an IO-375 on order from Aero Sport...

FWIW, I've got an IO-375 on order from Aero Sport with a 9:0 pistons. In discussion with them, they said they're looking at ways to aleviate the requirement for 100LL with those pistons. They may...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-12-2022, 02:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 565
Posted By claycookiemonster
Mufflers within Showplanes or James cowl?

Can anyone comment on fitting mufflers within the tighter Showplanes or James cowl on an RV8?

I don't want to be a jerk with the loudest plane on the block, but I really like the sleeker...
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-12-2022, 02:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 794
Posted By claycookiemonster
The VS was removed, so the cables have nothing on...

The VS was removed, so the cables have nothing on the far end right now. I'll try to get down off the ledge and wait and see when the VS and rudder go back on. Thanks for pointing out the washer...
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