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Forum: RV General Discussion/News Today, 08:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 221
Posted By g zero
If you are using the brass barrel type you could...

If you are using the brass barrel type you could always solder / silver solder it too
Forum: RV General Discussion/News Today, 07:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 221
Posted By g zero
Turnbuckle

Can you weld ? Cut the turnbuckle in 1/2 and weld a tube in between.
Forum: Fiberglass Today, 05:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 665
Posted By g zero
Epoxy

West epoxy sells a Grey pigment designed to use with their system
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-22-2021, 01:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,433
Posted By g zero
Battery

Short pig tail from the positive terminal to a 200 amp fuse .
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-21-2021, 10:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,352
Posted By g zero
2planes / 1 Tee Hangar

Looking for ideas for keeping two flying Planes in a single Tee Hangar . Iíve seen the Aero lift Ö.kinda pricey and bulky. Exploring the idea of a 4 post car lift turned sideways in the rear of the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-14-2021, 10:08 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,108
Posted By g zero
Letís see what you come up with Ö..lots of ways...

Letís see what you come up with Ö..lots of ways to do it but simple and affordable is probably key to a little used item .
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-14-2021, 04:19 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,108
Posted By g zero
Tail mate

Cool Chair for mom 👍. Hopefully she never had to crawl to it .

I looked at linear actuators but anything over 16Ē-24Ē. stroke gets pretty pricey. I wanted to be able to lift the Tailwheel at least...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-09-2021, 08:33 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,108
Posted By g zero
This is my version. Had some interest in it but...

This is my version. Had some interest in it but not enough to produce and sell at a realistic price
Forum: Safety 10-25-2021, 08:39 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 8,037
Posted By g zero
Thought that was the Sonex 5 seater 🤔

Thought that was the Sonex 5 seater 🤔
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-22-2021, 06:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 831
Posted By g zero
New Taxi and landing lights

Iíve played with this design for little bit . Itís a light mounted in the wing access area . On the 8 /7 there is a few inches of space between it and the aileron control tube . With six access...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-14-2021, 11:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 488
Posted By g zero
GDU

Thanks for the info Walt .
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-13-2021, 05:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 488
Posted By g zero
Garmin Touch / non touch

Can a Garmin 460 touch be linked to a GDU 370 non touch ? What information can you push to the display on the 370 ?
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-12-2021, 05:07 PM
Replies: 761
Views: 898,257
Posted By g zero
8 panel

Been flying this one for a few years, pretty simple.
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-12-2021, 04:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 789
Posted By g zero
Roll Servo

I cut the bracket into two separate pieces, trimmed so it all sat flush
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-12-2021, 02:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,400
Posted By g zero
I was awarded the bid and have 10 days ? To wire...

I was awarded the bid and have 10 days ? To wire the money . I was able to look at the plane 2 days after was awarded the bid . After finding out the rest of the story I sent an email to the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-12-2021, 12:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,400
Posted By g zero
Salvage Bidding

I know itís pretty common on VAF for us to bid on insurance salvage planes . Iíve bid on a few over the years . I recently bid on one that was on the major Insurance Companies Site . Description said...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-05-2021, 05:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,367
Posted By g zero
Just looked Ö..200,000 square feet and 300...

Just looked Ö..200,000 square feet and 300 employees is what the promised.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-05-2021, 04:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,367
Posted By g zero
Funny Ö. Aveo had big plans when they moved to...

Funny Ö. Aveo had big plans when they moved to the Flagler Airport Area , gonna build a 40,000 sq ft building, even duped the Governor to the shovel ceremony. That was 7 years ago Ö.. they rent a...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 09-30-2021, 08:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 454
Posted By g zero
Thomasville Georgia

Looks like a flyin event this weekend in Thomasville Georgia. Weather looks promising
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-25-2021, 06:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,017
Posted By g zero
Lightbulb Seat Foam

Thinking of new seats for my 8 . Vans Seat Foam vs Oregon Aero Foam ? Looking for feedback , currently have Flight Line Seats .

I Have an upholsterer that can do the cover .
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-08-2021, 11:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,332
Posted By g zero
Clearance

Another pic
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-08-2021, 11:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,332
Posted By g zero
Clearance

Easy way to work on the 8ís wheel pants Ö.. bolt the leg to the floor
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-02-2021, 09:09 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 570
Posted By g zero
Wire management

Getting ready to wire up a new panel . I came up with a simple way to keep the wires organized as Iím fabricating the harnesses. Combs epoxied to some 2x wood .
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-02-2021, 08:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,249
Posted By g zero
Gear legs

Iíd go with a single stage polyurethane and maybe some ď Rocker Panel Chipguard ď on the leading edge . ( comes in a spray bomb )
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-01-2021, 11:09 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 8,722
Posted By g zero
Leaking Elbow

Iíve be involved with plumbing for my entire life . Pipe dope works almost all the time ÖÖÖ. Recently we had some gas and water fittings that leaked no matter how tight we made them up with pipe dope...
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-29-2021, 03:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,214
Posted By g zero
Baggage floor

While itís out why not put in an access panel ?
Forum: Safety 08-27-2021, 10:11 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 17,872
Posted By g zero
Water landing

My home airport (KFIN) is 4 miles from the Atlantic. I fly the coast at least 2 days a week . I take a look if itís high or low tide and beach population when I get to the shoreline Ö. Determine then...
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-30-2021, 01:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,604
Posted By g zero
Air filter

I made a alternative air door thatís manually operated . Also used some micro /epoxy to shim the assembly against the Servo to line up with the cowl. Made a silicone Hump Hose to connect the filter...
Forum: Propellers 07-24-2021, 04:39 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,641
Posted By g zero
MT

Almost every MT prop ends up back to them for some sort of repairsÖÖ big box and big bucks to ship a 3 blade prop .
Iíd go for a 2 blade Whirlwind if you are looking at saving weight.
Forum: RV-3 07-18-2021, 08:36 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,181
Posted By g zero
Electric

Interesting Webb site for electric motors, Plugboat dot com . Lots of non Chinese options .
Forum: RV-3 07-16-2021, 12:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,181
Posted By g zero
Electric RV3

Haven recently purchased an Electric Jeep Wrangler and lots of friends with Tesla Cars Iíve grown to enjoy electric vehicles. Florida has some of the cheapest electric in the country @ .10 per KW ....
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 06-30-2021, 06:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,150
Posted By g zero
Food stop

Bowling Green Kentucky . Nice Airport, overnight hangar if needed . The Montana Grill . Long walk , short Uber or pilot car .
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-13-2021, 04:53 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 551
Posted By g zero
Travel Jack

I modified a Audi Aluminum Jack for my 8 . The stock gear legs have a hole to install a 7/16 pin ( cut off bolt ) to use as a jacking point. The complete assembly with axle wrench weighs 3-1/2 lbs...
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-11-2021, 05:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,841
Posted By g zero
RV8

With regards to raising the rear seat ..... I made a booster for mine that holds some basic travel stuff. Simple fiberglass reinforced foam box with an .040 aluminum lid .
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 06-10-2021, 04:42 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 411
Posted By g zero
Tail wheel modification

Lots of options for Tailwheelís out there. I needed one about 1 lb heavier than stock . Decided to modify the original. Laser cut some 14 ga Stainless Steel ď Hub Caps , held in place with stainless...
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-04-2021, 05:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,418
Posted By g zero
Servo

Iím interested in the Garmin Servo if you want to sell it .
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-04-2021, 10:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,418
Posted By g zero
Roll servo

Curious why the swap out ? Iíve flown both .
Forum: Interiors 05-31-2021, 06:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,169
Posted By g zero
Cheap seats

When I finished my 8 i was on the fence about seats . I ordered some ďcheap seats ď from Flight line interiors . I figured I could sell them when I decided on what I wanted .......that was 5 years...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-31-2021, 06:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,944
Posted By g zero
5200

5200 has a much lower viscosity than Sika Flex , it would not stay where you put it ... and takes days to cure . Itís a great product but not for installing canopies
Forum: RV-9/9A 05-29-2021, 09:54 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 9,100
Posted By g zero
Pod

Your drawings show a Tailwheel plane . Loading the cargo from the front would be a lot easier. Do the bikes have folding peddles ? That would definitely make them skinnier.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-12-2021, 03:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,647
Posted By g zero
Iíve used the phone taped to the prop on...

Iíve used the phone taped to the prop on Continental before , they are not as easy as the Lycoming
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-30-2021, 08:47 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 18,122
Posted By g zero
Bird Strike

Maybe a good location for a landing light
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-21-2021, 04:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,639
Posted By g zero
Draft

Any chance the passenger vent next to the rear stick was blowing on you ? There is really no wear and tear items on the canopy that would change the closed position over years of use . Possibly a new...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-20-2021, 11:20 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,896
Posted By g zero
N Number Font

If a N Number is painted on a plane and the font doesnít meet FAA regulations does it need to be removed or can the proper font N Number be applied in another location ?
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-16-2021, 03:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,321
Posted By g zero
Switch

I installed one in the standard quadrant . Wires go down a thin square brass tube thatís epoxied on the lever . I use it for the PTT .
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-05-2021, 07:55 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,236
Posted By g zero
Rudder trim

I personally would not chase a simple problem that has such an easy fix . Put a trim tab on it and be done . Iíve yet to see an airplane without one . My solution has served me well and is Permanent...
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-04-2021, 09:13 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,236
Posted By g zero
Rudder Trim

Simple Solution....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-28-2021, 02:00 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,012
Posted By g zero
Beach flight

A little playing at the beach
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 03-13-2021, 09:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 777
Posted By g zero
Mountain Aire NC

Any info on the Mountain Aire Community in North Carolina ? Looking for a place for weekend getaways this summer.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-03-2017, 09:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,170
Posted By g zero
Battery

Battery Tender Battery , 3 lbs , trouble free for 2 years so far . Cranks my 360 with 10:1 pistons no problem. .
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-08-2017, 02:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,158
Posted By g zero
7 rudder

I would opt for a 8 rudder . The overlap seam is in the front eliminating the double flush rivets on the trailing edge . A few 7's have had tail issues not any 8's that I know of .
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-11-2017, 06:50 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 14,265
Posted By g zero
Starter

I would check with them about warranty, it's a known problem that they have dealt fairly with (at least with me ) . Give them a call .
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-10-2017, 07:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,018
Posted By g zero
Aerobatics

We have a group that flys in on Sundays ( we are not out of the Creek ) about 6-9 airplanes ( 1 RV sometimes 2 ) PM me your phone # .
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-16-2017, 07:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,739
Posted By g zero
Eclipse

Planning on it . Might spend the night ....depends on the heat and gnats .
Forum: RV-14 07-13-2017, 03:20 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 10,874
Posted By g zero
Fuel drain

Yes , HDPE , look it up , same plastic used in Fuel Tanks .
Forum: RV-14 07-10-2017, 01:43 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 10,874
Posted By g zero
Drain fuel

5 gallon Homer Buckets from Home Depot , if you go to the paint dept they also have a calibrated gallon pail
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-09-2017, 11:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,884
Posted By g zero
Peddles

I left mine bare , no paint to wear out . If you want them a color I would either powder coat them or have them anodized.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-04-2017, 11:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,206
Posted By g zero
Fuel senders

If you remove the wing to fuselage fairing and look in front of the spar there might be a Stewart Warner Resistive type sender , its about 2" in diameter with 5 screws around the perimeter and a...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-02-2017, 05:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 948
Posted By g zero
GDU 460

Played with it this afternoon, had to go back to the configuration page and reconfigure the CHT/EGT info .....Sucess .

Pat H , I Didn't get as much on FleaBay for my 370 as you but this new 460 is...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-02-2017, 02:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 948
Posted By g zero
GDU460 CHT Graf

I have a single screen GDU460 , how do I get it to display all 4 cylinders CHT/EGT ? Currently it's only showing me the hottest .
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-02-2017, 12:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,280
Posted By g zero
Oil

I pump mine out at 25 hours and fill with fresh . drain /replace filter at 50 hrs . I like fresh oil in the system as there is probably 2-3 quarts that stay in the system between the oil cooler and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-01-2017, 06:10 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,764
Posted By g zero
Servos

Garmin had some " quality control issues " , they fixed my problem in a timely manor . Nothing in this world is perfect , fix it and go on with life . It's an Experimental Aircraft ,consider your...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-01-2017, 11:14 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,764
Posted By g zero
Servo

I just replaced two GSA 28 servos in my RV8 . It was an intermittent hardware fault , showed up twice . Emailed the G3 experts , discussed it over a few emails , they sent me two replacement servos....
Forum: Autopilots 06-02-2017, 06:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,233
Posted By g zero
Hardware Fault

Jesse I would contact Garmin . They have been terrific to deal with ,I'm really impressed by their customer service . They have answered all my questions /problems either by email or have called me ....
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