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Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques Today, 06:26 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,127
Posted By goatflieg
Mike, thanks for the tips. I found it necessary...

Mike, thanks for the tips. I found it necessary to cut my RV-8 stick down to clear the bottom of the panel; I have the stick grip positioned so it just barely clears. Bruce Bohannon's RV-8 has a...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 11-21-2021, 08:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,396
Posted By goatflieg
FWIW I've seen this project up close. Great...

FWIW I've seen this project up close. Great workmanship.
Forum: My RV Build Project 11-16-2021, 09:15 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 91,011
Posted By goatflieg
Latest Blogspot post is up; see link in signature...

Latest Blogspot post is up; see link in signature below. The roller coaster ride continues, increasing in speed and ferocity. Here's the obligatory teaser...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-14-2021, 11:38 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,827
Posted By goatflieg
Love this articulating seat, Dan. When my wife...

Love this articulating seat, Dan. When my wife had back surgery recently, I made the investment on a pair of raising recliners for both of us, and we love them. I also recently got an Aerocreeper...
Forum: Safety 11-14-2021, 11:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,036
Posted By goatflieg
I'm also a big advocate of the post-flight...

I'm also a big advocate of the post-flight walkaround. Many years ago I used to rent a Super Cub out of RDD in Northern California. After one enjoyable flight I landed, taxiied to the FBO ramp and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-09-2021, 11:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,883
Posted By goatflieg
Ok, that made me laugh out loud...

Ok, that made me laugh out loud...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 11-09-2021, 09:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 564
Posted By goatflieg
I am aware of that project and it will probably...

I am aware of that project and it will probably be for sale soon. I'll pass on your inquiry.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-08-2021, 04:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 409
Posted By goatflieg
I tried, Vic... I tried... :D No worries... I...

I tried, Vic... I tried... :D
No worries... I think I've found someone near Cleveland that will work for me. I contacted Matthew Tomsheck of Expedited Airworthiness Services in Seville, OH and he...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 11-08-2021, 12:24 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 218
Posted By goatflieg
FS: RV-8 Wing Stand and Fuselage Stand

Circumstance has made these two items available: rolling wing stand and fuselage stand. Originally built for an RV-8 but could probably be used on other models. Asking $50 for the wing stand; $20...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-08-2021, 10:26 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,827
Posted By goatflieg
Received the following reply from Blake...

Received the following reply from Blake Frazier:
Thanks for getting in touch and thanks for starting up this conversation. We've been working on these on the back burner for some time now but the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-08-2021, 01:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 409
Posted By goatflieg
I see that the East Michigan FSDO has Randal H....

I see that the East Michigan FSDO has Randal H. Drew listed as a DAR. Has anyone here had any experience with him?
(Never mind. Further research indicates he is not qualified as a Function 47 DAR,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-07-2021, 06:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 409
Posted By goatflieg
Seeking DAR in Southeast Michigan

Unfortunately the primary DAR in this area is no longer with us. I asked Vic Syracuse but he doesn't want to travel this far. Any other recommendations would be helpful.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-06-2021, 03:54 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,827
Posted By goatflieg
Glad to hear that flyboyaccessories will be...

Glad to hear that flyboyaccessories will be working on an improved model; sent Blake an email. My plans for my own version have been cancelled; my co-builder for that project was killed in a plane...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-05-2021, 10:33 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,827
Posted By goatflieg
I remember reading your posts in the older...

I remember reading your posts in the older thread; consider me warned. If we do sell them it will be on-demand with very small margin and we will sell them at the price we have to charge. I'm sure...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-05-2021, 03:22 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,827
Posted By goatflieg
Yes; that is one of the considerations we're...

Yes; that is one of the considerations we're targeting.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-04-2021, 09:12 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,827
Posted By goatflieg
I've seen the wooden ones; saved photos and...

I've seen the wooden ones; saved photos and considered doing that since I've built so many other wooden jigs and stands. But I really like the metal one and have some improvements in mind. It's...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-04-2021, 01:36 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,827
Posted By goatflieg
I'm creating the Tail Mate II

Since there are no tailwheel lifts currently available on the market, I've begun designing my own improved version of the original Tail Mate. I'm thinking about going into small-volume production...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-04-2021, 01:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 413
Posted By goatflieg
Bruce Bohannon can train you in both the Pitts...

Bruce Bohannon can train you in both the Pitts and the RV-8. Highly recommended.
Forum: Reviews 11-01-2021, 04:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 658
Posted By goatflieg
Anti-Splat Aero Epilogue

Received my custom replacement parts several days ago; they fit well and work as intended. I boxed and shipped the stock parts back to them today. $12.78 return shipping in trade for two...
Forum: Reviews 10-29-2021, 01:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 658
Posted By goatflieg
Two Positive Reviews: Anti-Splat Aero and Airflow Performance

The build has handed me a lot of lemons lately, but I'm glad to share some folks that have been helping me make some lemonade.
I ordered an Ultimate Gust Lock from Anti-Splat Aero for my RV-8; not...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-29-2021, 12:45 PM
Replies: 315
Views: 77,374
Posted By goatflieg
Yeah, I won't beat that drum here; I'm only...

Yeah, I won't beat that drum here; I'm only pondering right now. I will contact you though, out of curiosity.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-29-2021, 07:01 AM
Replies: 315
Views: 77,374
Posted By goatflieg
I also think this situation is due to the new...

I also think this situation is due to the new ownership. I think Bill is being kept on a very tight leash and he can't discuss it; probably has standing orders to say "we're very close" over and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-28-2021, 08:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,255
Posted By goatflieg
My daughter helped me rivet my aft top skin as...

My daughter helped me rivet my aft top skin as well. A great memory.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-25-2021, 01:51 PM
Replies: 315
Views: 77,374
Posted By goatflieg
I reached out to the FAA Airworthiness Directive...

I reached out to the FAA Airworthiness Directive department today; they referred me to Justin; I sent an email and his response was very similar:

I'll say one thing... I got prompt replies from both...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-21-2021, 03:52 PM
Replies: 315
Views: 77,374
Posted By goatflieg
I wish I had that option, but I don't have the...

I wish I had that option, but I don't have the spare funds right now to buy a crankshaft; I've just barely got enough set aside for the rebuild I have to pay for. Hopes are getting dashed. Even...
Forum: Reviews 10-21-2021, 12:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 796
Posted By goatflieg
Bruce asked me to pull it and I will respect his...

Bruce asked me to pull it and I will respect his wishes. I'll also change the post; thanks for mentioning it. I may make another edit someday.
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-20-2021, 02:52 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 8,510
Posted By goatflieg
All's Well that Ends Well

Conducted a final test today; no leaks; firm pressure. Onward and upward...
https://youtu.be/_27Gnq_pMSg
Worth watching for the stinger. Airports sure are noisy places.
MJF
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-19-2021, 04:41 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 8,510
Posted By goatflieg
I may have success; we'll see tomorrow. (see...

I may have success; we'll see tomorrow. (see earlier post)
As near as I can figure (and I'm NOT a chemist), according to the Loctite 243 TDS, it is a dimethacrylate ester primarily designed as a...
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-19-2021, 04:21 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 8,510
Posted By goatflieg
Success at last?

My new gallon of Aeroshell Fluid 31 arrived today; drained old/flushed fluid into storage and refilled pressure pot with new fluid. Refilled and bled brake system; no spills, no leaks. I let it sit...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-19-2021, 05:02 AM
Replies: 315
Views: 77,374
Posted By goatflieg
By my count, the 45 day FAA response time has...

By my count, the 45 day FAA response time has expired. Rhonda at Barrett has heard nothing from Superior except what we've already heard: "We're very close. The AMOC has been submitted." Rhonda...
Forum: My RV Build Project 10-18-2021, 09:27 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 91,011
Posted By goatflieg
Added another blogspot post today; see link in...

Added another blogspot post today; see link in signature below. This one covers my flight training trips to Canada (Chipmunk and RV-14) and Texas (RV-8 transition training) in more detail. ...
Forum: My RV Build Project 10-17-2021, 09:20 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 91,011
Posted By goatflieg
Latest Blogspot post is up; see link in...

Latest Blogspot post is up; see link in signature. More hubris and heartbreak. Here's the obligatory teaser...
Forum: The RV Grin 10-15-2021, 04:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,740
Posted By goatflieg
Gee... that aircraft looks familiar... I think I...

Gee... that aircraft looks familiar...
I think I have some photos and video of it that I took recently... I seem to recall you liked them. :D
Glad to see you're getting comfortable with being in...
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-14-2021, 09:09 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 8,510
Posted By goatflieg
I doubt that's the issue. I used two new...

I doubt that's the issue. I used two new (matching) fittings on the second try and they're the right spec. They're used in multiple locations and the upper gear leg fittings are the only locations...
Forum: Tools 10-13-2021, 09:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 673
Posted By goatflieg
That is very surprising. My experience with...

That is very surprising. My experience with Cleaveland customer support has always been exceptional; I would expect they would replace any flawed tooling right away. It is very odd that you've had...
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-13-2021, 09:09 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 8,510
Posted By goatflieg
This BETTER have fixed it!

After retreating to my home to compose the video and lick my wounds, I returned to the hangar with a vengeance. With the system already drained I detached the tubing from the upper and lower...
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-13-2021, 08:45 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 8,510
Posted By goatflieg
See previous posts, and my follow-up below.

See previous posts, and my follow-up below.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-13-2021, 08:41 PM
Replies: 315
Views: 77,374
Posted By goatflieg
My latest news is no news. Emailed Rhonda at...

My latest news is no news. Emailed Rhonda at Barrett; she responded quickly saying she was going to email Bill Ross today and would get back to me when she heard something. Just checked; no...
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-13-2021, 02:31 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 8,510
Posted By goatflieg
Another Fail, with Video

After giving the refit a 12 day cure time, I refilled my brake system and checked again. The left side is solid. The right side is worse than I thought.
See...
Forum: Reviews 10-12-2021, 03:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 796
Posted By goatflieg
So you were the next guy! I flew with him...

So you were the next guy! I flew with him Mon-Fri before you arrived. He signed me off as a qualified RV-8 pilot after Thursday's flying, and Friday we took this fun flight so I could capture some...
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-11-2021, 04:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 823
Posted By goatflieg
$300/hr. in the RV-8. He does teach acro; in the...

$300/hr. in the RV-8. He does teach acro; in the -8 and the Pitts; perhaps even in the Legend Cub. He can teach any pilot a LOT of good stuff. His contact info is available if you look up his...
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-11-2021, 04:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 823
Posted By goatflieg
Oh yes; we stopped there almost every day. Great...

Oh yes; we stopped there almost every day. Great place, especially the catfish!
Forum: Reviews 10-10-2021, 12:54 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 447
Posted By goatflieg
Bruce Bohannon's Tailwheel and RV-8 Transition Training

Whenever someone asks VAF about RV-8 training, Bruce Bohannon's name is always one of the first mentioned. There's a very good reason for this: he is an expert at flying an RV-8. He has over 15,000...
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-10-2021, 12:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 823
Posted By goatflieg
RV-8 Transition Training with Bruce Bohannon

For the past week I've been in Texas getting my transition training from the legendary Bruce Bohannon in his RV-8. With his blessing, I am now a Qualified RV-8 Pilot. He has worked with me...
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-01-2021, 07:40 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 8,510
Posted By goatflieg
Aeroshell sealant compatibility chart

I received a response from Hiew Nguyen, Aeroshell Regional Technical Manager for North/South America. I will include the full correspondence including the chart he supplied. The disclaimer at the...
Forum: My RV Build Project 10-01-2021, 08:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,625
Posted By goatflieg
You are very fortunate indeed to be able to setup...

You are very fortunate indeed to be able to setup your workshop at PAO. That's my fledgling airport; learned to fly there in the '80s with Bud Main's Palo Alto Flying club and got my tailwheel...
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-01-2021, 08:43 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 8,510
Posted By goatflieg
It really isn't outside; it's routed around the...

It really isn't outside; it's routed around the gear bracket then into the gear tower. This was done a long time ago; I don't remember why I routed it this way. I'm thinking it had to do with...
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-01-2021, 08:29 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 8,510
Posted By goatflieg
Concepts known and understood; risk taken with...

Concepts known and understood; risk taken with full awareness. Glad you expounded on it for the benefit of others. For me, removing the gear was a larger overall risk. Not sure whether I'll test...
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-30-2021, 09:57 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 8,510
Posted By goatflieg
Success!

Research and consultation continued yesterday. After comparing different sealants I reached a similar conclusion to many here and ordered Loctite 547 pipe thread sealant for its superior pressure...
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-29-2021, 07:28 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 8,510
Posted By goatflieg
A particular tap. NPT stands for National Pipe...

A particular tap. NPT stands for National Pipe Tapered threads. The hole and threads are slightly conical to grab the fitting as it tightens. Standard taps are straight.
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-28-2021, 08:55 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 8,510
Posted By goatflieg
Dan, when wrote that, I just knew you would...

Dan, when wrote that, I just knew you would examine my own photo, count the threads and dispute my claim. I would have done the same thing. I could have sworn I got five complete turns minimum on...
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-28-2021, 04:06 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 8,510
Posted By goatflieg
A very good question. I started using Permatex...

A very good question. I started using Permatex #2 because that's what Van's recommended to me. It's worked well everywhere else... just not here.
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-28-2021, 03:56 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 8,510
Posted By goatflieg
Follow Up: more bad news

At the hangar with a new fitting; before draining the system, inspected; the right side didn't leak much overnight. Tested the brakes, both soggy (not a good sign). Removed the right fitting again,...
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-27-2021, 06:25 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 8,510
Posted By goatflieg
Success... and Failure...

The good news: after borrowing angle wrenches from Dave Pohl, relieving material from the opening edge and stretching the floor sheet metal a bit, I gained enough swinging room to remove the fitting....
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-26-2021, 10:05 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 8,510
Posted By goatflieg
Turns out I'm the next guy. Any and all details...

Turns out I'm the next guy. Any and all details you or Moe can give me would be extremely helpful. There's no way I'm pulling a gear leg at this late stage. Something else occurs to me: I wouldn't...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-20-2021, 11:14 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,433
Posted By goatflieg
Return to CH2A

Technically it wasn't my RV; an RV-14 and a Chipmunk... but still worth sharing.
after 21 months of waiting I was finally able to head to Windsor and attend the Canadian Historical Aircraft...
Forum: My RV Build Project 09-14-2021, 08:10 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 91,011
Posted By goatflieg
Yes, I am at PTK, and I would be honored by a...

Yes, I am at PTK, and I would be honored by a visit. Send me a PM and I'll give you contact info. As for the border issue, I hope to visit Ontario this weekend and get back together with my friends...
Forum: Painting your RV 09-14-2021, 05:01 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 342,286
Posted By goatflieg
I forgot all about this thread! Since I've...

I forgot all about this thread! Since I've officially joined the nose art club, I suppose I should...
Forum: My RV Build Project 09-08-2021, 10:03 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 91,011
Posted By goatflieg
Thursday. ;) In actuality I still don't know......

Thursday. ;)
In actuality I still don't know... but hoping for late October or early November.
Forum: My RV Build Project 09-08-2021, 10:31 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 91,011
Posted By goatflieg
Latest blogspot post is up; see link in signature...

Latest blogspot post is up; see link in signature below. Another Magnificent Month of Milestones! Here's the obligatory teaser photo... not really a teaser, more of a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-03-2021, 01:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,455
Posted By goatflieg
I attended the Sherwin-Williams Aerospace...

I attended the Sherwin-Williams Aerospace Coatings training in Andover KS (by Wichita). Highly recommended. I covered the experience a little bit in my blogspot blog (see link below; September...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-02-2021, 02:48 PM
Replies: 315
Views: 77,374
Posted By goatflieg
News from Rhonda Barrett: AMOC Submitted Today

I just heard from Rhonda, who just spoke to Bill Ross on the phone. Bill and the President of Superior met with the FAA Representative today; they made a couple changes to the AMOC and it was...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 08-22-2021, 03:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,287
Posted By goatflieg
Excellent capture!

Excellent capture!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-15-2021, 09:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,147
Posted By goatflieg
That may be true... but only because I refuse to...

That may be true... but only because I refuse to compete. Furthermore, if elected, I will not serve... :D
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