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Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) Yesterday, 02:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 408
Posted By FMF15E
Pending Sale

Sale pending, will update as required.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 08-16-2022, 03:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 408
Posted By FMF15E
FS: Whirlwind 151 prop

Removed from RV-8. 393.6 hrs TT, 31.4 since overhaul. H model blades with steel ferrules. Complete new hub at overhaul. Red painted spinner.
Shipping can be arranged as I have a crate built for...
Forum: Northwest 05-20-2022, 09:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 538
Posted By FMF15E
Help with Brakes, Coeur dAlene Idaho

Greetings,
We are are in desperate need of a Matco brake rebuild kit or a Matco brake master cylinder for an RV-8. We had a right brake failure today and we are hoping to get airborne to get this RV...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-14-2018, 04:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,047
Posted By FMF15E
RV-8 in Coeur d'Alene

Scott,
I have an RV-8 hangared at KCOE.
Call me at 208-758-6685

Cheers
Bruce Edwards
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-28-2016, 02:55 PM
Replies: 310
Views: 124,690
Posted By FMF15E
No cracks

RV-8
565 hrs, light Acro, paved runways.
Used my wife's selfie stick with IPhone - got great pics.

No cracks found

Bruce Edwards
N-391FM
RV-8
Forum: West (and Southwest) 08-13-2013, 05:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,074
Posted By FMF15E
RV parts

Send me your email or phone number. I have an RV-8 at Ryan and lots of parts

FM

FMF15E@gmail.com
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-05-2011, 06:13 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 8,596
Posted By FMF15E
SD-8 story

I was flying VFR near Knoxville Tenn in Feb when the weather started to deteriorate. Just about the time I was starting to make a 180 degree turn and look for other options, my RV-8 began to...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-12-2011, 12:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,438
Posted By FMF15E
Back seat panel

Greetings,
I have been flying with a back seat panel in my RV-8 for about 400 hours. It has been a tremendous improvement for the backseater to fly, monitor the approach, check the map, etc. They...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-18-2011, 06:35 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 31,402
Posted By FMF15E
F-111 D,E,F (long ago) Currently F-15E (3...

F-111 D,E,F (long ago)
Currently F-15E (3 tours)
RV-8, 469 hours, but still not painted

Bruce "FM" Edwards
Currently on a tour in the desert
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-28-2011, 05:51 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 984
Posted By FMF15E
I use an accessory plug

I have an accessory plug (Cig Lighter style) in the baggage compartment that runs through an independent fuse directly to the battery. I can use it inflight for 12v, but I have a small charger I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-23-2010, 07:56 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 8,802
Posted By FMF15E
I fly my RV-8 whenever I can

I am a military guy and travel all around the US. I get paid 1.29 per mile for private plane, not to exceed the cost of an airline ticket. When I fly to a large hub with a cheap ticket, it is not...
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-24-2010, 11:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,821
Posted By FMF15E
Dual Plasma III in RV8

Greetings,
I mounted my dual plasma III units in the forward baggage compartment. I placed them both on the right side inboard vertical that forms the wall between the rudder pedals and the baggage...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-13-2010, 09:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,631
Posted By FMF15E
At Langley

Scroll,
FM here, RV-8 385 hrs. I'll send you an email on your .mil
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-24-2009, 10:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,264
Posted By FMF15E
Take off with failed airspeed indications

I went out with my son for a few hours of RV fun over the long weekend. I did a complete preflight to include looking in the pitot tube (my plane is stored inside a hangar, but without a pitot...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-19-2009, 09:09 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,778
Posted By FMF15E
Skirt Spacing

Greetings
For those that asked about how I glued the skirt: I drilled and clecoed the skirt to the canopy and frame at about the normal spacing called for by Vans with a riveted canopy/skirt. I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-13-2009, 09:23 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,778
Posted By FMF15E
300 hrs RV-8

I have 300 hrs on my RV-8, all temps, rain and even light snow. Glued with Sika and spacers - then fill in the gaps and form a smooth fillet. I drilled my skirt and used 1/8 inch washers as spacers...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-09-2008, 06:48 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 9,474
Posted By FMF15E
Flying the HX

I have an HX and 2 Horizon I displays. I had 3 standard displays in my RV-8 with 1 in the back seat instrument panel, but just added a new HX to my top display with XM USB weather (2 stacked units...
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-23-2008, 09:49 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,734
Posted By FMF15E
Rear Panel Experience

I have dual GRT displays in the front seat and fashioned a small panel in the back with 4 Adel clamps holding the panel to the weldment between the seats. My Adel clamps (middle 2) are also the...
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-29-2008, 09:03 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 9,221
Posted By FMF15E
Sika Report

I looked at the posts and found some of mine from 2005 when I was gluing on my canopy. I now have over 200 hrs on my glued canopy in every temperature extreme from -5F to 110F and lots of acro, some...
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-19-2008, 07:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,163
Posted By FMF15E
Mag switches

I have dual switches, one for each electronic ignition. When I put in the dual Lightspeed Plasma III, I noticed that I had no single point of failure except the key switch - so I put in two toggle...
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-19-2008, 07:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,308
Posted By FMF15E
I glassed and carbon fiber coated per the...

I glassed and carbon fiber coated per the instructions over the top of the windscreen. I used rubber spacers to initially bond the windscreen and then pulled out the spacers and filled in the gaps...
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-05-2008, 08:35 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 11,010
Posted By FMF15E
Aileron Stops

I used some alum bar stock to machine a set of stops. The stops were very close to 0.50 inches in diameter and I used my digital level to set the travel as indicated in the plans.
I have 200 hours...
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-20-2007, 10:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,339
Posted By FMF15E
Sika on the canopy and skirt

Greetings
I used Sika-flex on the canopy and skirt with no problems and it is bulletproof at 150 hrs in all weather extremes. I drilled the canopy per Vans plans but used spacers and Sika instead of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-20-2007, 09:57 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,358
Posted By FMF15E
430 and GRT EFIS

I have an RV-8, GNS 430 and three GRT displays (one in the back seat). The interface between the 430 and the Grand Rapids is flawless in my opinion. I put my flight plan in the 430 and see it all...
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-20-2007, 08:08 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 14,074
Posted By FMF15E
Some UV considerations

When I looked at the UV issue for my RV-8 canopy, I considered the following:
1. The Sika was specifically formulated for UV exposure
2. Every part of the canopy with a Sika bond was under plexi...
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-06-2007, 08:57 PM
Replies: 297
Views: 148,062
Posted By FMF15E
To Those who are waiting

I just received my Bell tailwheel and it is worth the wait. I was at my 100 hr/annual inspection and my tailwheel spring was rusted from some chains I had used to secure the plane. I removed the...
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-06-2007, 08:43 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 14,074
Posted By FMF15E
Sika on the canopy and skirt

Greetings,
I used Sika on the canopy and skirt, have 113 hours in all extremes of weather including significant rain with no problems or indications of even the slightest hint of coming loose.
I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-26-2007, 08:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,906
Posted By FMF15E
More Sikaflex testimony

I read all the threads on cracked canopies and did the same as Kellyp - I conducted my own testing with the copious amount of leftover plexi. I found the Sika bond to be extremely tough. I followed...
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-18-2007, 09:06 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 10,515
Posted By FMF15E
custom cables quickly

Paul,
If you do a search for Tuthill cable vendors, you may find that local shops (industrial and farm equipment) can make a custom length cable on the spot. I tried Vans premade cables and my...
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-22-2006, 09:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 11,717
Posted By FMF15E
RV-8 back seat panel

I built a back seat panel and added a third GRT EFIS ( I was having building withdrawl). I attached a .063 panel with 4 Adel clamps and it fit great. I have a 1" spacer to make the front seat back...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-20-2006, 09:26 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 10,413
Posted By FMF15E
Another Flight Surgeon

I have been following this thread for some time - and have not replied.
I am a Board Certified Aerospace Medicine specialist (also Occupational Medicine) and an active duty senior USAF flight...
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-28-2006, 08:10 PM
Replies: 297
Views: 148,062
Posted By FMF15E
Me too

Please put me on the list:
Bruce Edwards
2758 Congress Ct
Waldorf MD 20603
edwardsbc@post.harvard.edu
301-645-3927
RV-8, flying
Gloss black
thanks!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-05-2006, 09:54 AM
Replies: 253
Views: 30,227
Posted By FMF15E
USAF Flight Surgeon

15 Years as USAF Flight Surgeon,
Residency trained in Aerospace and Occupational Medicine.
Just under 1000 hours in F-15Es backseat (Started in F-111Fs) and a bunch of other AF aircraft.

RV-8 391FM...
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-13-2006, 09:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,459
Posted By FMF15E
TruTrak Roll Servo

I also mounted my roll servo on the right longitudinal rib, which is the opposite side of the aileron trim. It fit very well and offered no mounting difficulties. I also got the mounting kit and...
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-09-2006, 12:59 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,580
Posted By FMF15E
Instrument access panel

I built an access panel in the wall of the front baggage compartment. I used a .063 doubler around the perimeter of the access panel and mounted my main and essential buss fuse blocks to the door of...
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-31-2006, 12:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,387
Posted By FMF15E
Baggage door pin.

Dan,
I have my baggage door pin going through the firewall and just under the cowl attach plates (I have skybolt fasteners). I was able to bias the furthest forward eyelet on the hinge which was...
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-29-2006, 01:26 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 9,221
Posted By FMF15E
Canopy skirts with glue

Mickey et al,
Here are the results from the canopy skirt glue experiment:
I drilled the skirts and the plexi but not the frame as though I was going to rivet the skirts on. I used Vans spacing and...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-27-2006, 01:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,635
Posted By FMF15E
Flir

[QUOTE=PJSeipel]FM,

I would not encourage folks who are not properly trained to fly with NVG's unless they have a qualified safety pilot in the aircraft. And even then I would be VERY...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-27-2006, 12:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,635
Posted By FMF15E
Flir

Greetings,
I am an RV-8 builder, but my other job involves looking through a FLIR in an F-15E. I would agree with the earlier post that FLIR has good and bad days. If you want to primarily fly at...
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-27-2006, 12:13 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 9,221
Posted By FMF15E
Skirt

Mickey,
I ordered some extra fabric from my seats from Cleveland tool and I plan to just use Super 77 adhesive to stick it on. I was going to use my interior paint to do the inside of the skirts but...
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-27-2006, 12:04 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 9,221
Posted By FMF15E
Windscreen

Ron,
I used only Sikaflex and it went on great. I got a 2 foot section of washer machine hose, cut it into 1" sections and put those on the roll bar to act as a spacer. I put the windscreen...
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-25-2006, 10:17 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 9,221
Posted By FMF15E
Canopy skirts with glue

Mickey,
I kept waiting for you to figure it out and post a solution!..but I need to move along. I have almost no gap at the top of the skirt where it meets the canopy. I plan to place a fillet at...
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-25-2006, 03:18 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 9,221
Posted By FMF15E
Gluing the canopy

I also have glued my canopy using the Sika-flex glue. It went on like breeze and it it is very secure. I had a gap at the base of the windscreen near the roll bar - with the glue I set the gap...
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-24-2006, 02:27 AM
Replies: 832
Views: 987,438
Posted By FMF15E
FM's second try on the panel

Here is the linkhttp://img35.imageshack.us/img35/9475/cimg22122qc.jpg
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-24-2006, 02:14 AM
Replies: 832
Views: 987,438
Posted By FMF15E
Panel

Here is my panel:
Garmin GNS-430, GTX-327
Grabd Rapids Dual EFIS and EIS-4000
TruTrak Digiflight IIVSG

It all works and each item communicates properly...in the garage

Cheers
FM
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