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Forum: RV-7/7A 07-28-2022, 08:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,304
Posted By polkaking27
Does anyone have Scott’s repair write up saved...

Does anyone have Scott’s repair write up saved anywhere. When I try to go to the unhappy cracky thread, Scott’s stuff has been edited to a quote and doesn’t actually have any useful info.
Forum: Autopilots 01-16-2022, 09:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,115
Posted By polkaking27
Hey Mike, I'm looking at adding the GSA 28...

Hey Mike,

I'm looking at adding the GSA 28 servos to my rv-8. What are your thoughts on the 507 control head vs controlling it on the G3x. I was thinking of just using my g3x touch but am not...
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-19-2021, 10:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,860
Posted By polkaking27
My -8 has the showplanes fastback with todds...

My -8 has the showplanes fastback with todds canopy but it is still a slider (not the tip over). I'd post a pic on here but don't know how to attach on these forums. Send me a PM and I'd be happy to...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-25-2021, 09:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,468
Posted By polkaking27
Great content on your blog! Thanks for sharing

Great content on your blog! Thanks for sharing
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-11-2021, 09:34 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 693
Posted By polkaking27
Sun n fun Lodging

We are planning our trip to Sun n Fun this year. We will be arriving 4/14 and leaving 4/18. We are looking to book a house but before we do I figured I'd ask and see if anyone has extra space in...
Forum: ADS-B 12-10-2020, 05:07 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,911
Posted By polkaking27
Thank you both, I will take some screen shots...

Thank you both, I will take some screen shots next time I’m at the airplane.
I appreciate you sharing your knowledge
Forum: ADS-B 12-08-2020, 11:08 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,911
Posted By polkaking27
Any Ideas Justin???

Any Ideas Justin???
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-08-2020, 10:43 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 10,304
Posted By polkaking27
Any updates to using any sort of blind fastener. ...

Any updates to using any sort of blind fastener. I know that the SB doesn't mention it, but curious if there is an traction in that being a possibility.

Another question-having purchased my -8 I'm...
Forum: ADS-B 11-26-2020, 07:52 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,911
Posted By polkaking27
I have a gtx23es installed and it’s set for both...

I have a gtx23es installed and it’s set for both transponder and trfc functions
Forum: ADS-B 11-24-2020, 08:18 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,911
Posted By polkaking27
So I’ve connected that rs232 port to connext...

So I’ve connected that rs232 port to connext 57600 baud and I get the green check mark. Test flew it yesterday and I didn’t get any traffic input. Do I need to change both traffic and weather inputs...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-18-2020, 06:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,276
Posted By polkaking27
Hey just wondering about vics book. Is it good...

Hey just wondering about vics book. Is it good for maintaining/learning about your Rv too (didn’t build mine). I don’t need to do a pre-buy but would like to know more about it. The $125 price tag...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-15-2020, 07:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,091
Posted By polkaking27
Oh man that really sucks! I feel for you. My -8...

Oh man that really sucks! I feel for you. My -8 got 2 cracks that look very similar to yours. I hate the idea of rib stitching the cracks, and I didn’t want to spend the time (yet) replacing the...
Forum: ADS-B 11-15-2020, 06:58 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 2,033
Posted By polkaking27
GDL 50 hardwire to G3x touch- Help!!!

I just wired in my GDL50 using the bare wire connector) to my g3x touch. I decided to wire it in because whenever I connected via Bluetooth I wouldn’t receive traffic on my g3x.
Using the bare wire...
Forum: ADS-B 11-15-2020, 06:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,911
Posted By polkaking27
Thank you so much for this, I'm not sure how I...

Thank you so much for this, I'm not sure how I overlooked that. New question though... Would I set it up the rs 232 with the "connext 56700 baud" (it says that is for 51r/52r)
Or would I follow the ...
Forum: ADS-B 11-15-2020, 01:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,911
Posted By polkaking27
GDL 50 hardwire to G3x touch- Help!!!

I just wired in my GDL50 using the bare wire connector) to my g3x touch. I decided to wire it in because whenever I connected via Bluetooth I wouldn’t receive traffic on my g3x.
Using the bare wire...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-14-2020, 10:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,705
Posted By polkaking27
Utah Aerobatics

I have a 200 HP RV-8 in Salt Lake and I'm dying to learn some basic gentleman aerobatics so I can play around on my own. I've had a really hard time finding anyone that is competent/willing/able to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-16-2019, 03:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,690
Posted By polkaking27
Headed to OSH- where to stop in SD for fuel

I'm looking for a good stopping point somewhere in South Dakota. I'm coming from Salt Lake City and SD seems to be a good halfway point for me. Ive stopped in Yankton and Custer County on previous...
Forum: West (and Southwest) 05-20-2019, 12:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 654
Posted By polkaking27
I have an Rv-8 fastback slider at U42 (South Salt...

I have an Rv-8 fastback slider at U42 (South Salt Lake). I haven?t had it here very long so I haven?t had a chance to catch up with any other rv?s here. What do you have any where is it based?
Forum: RV-9/9A 11-17-2018, 09:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,494
Posted By polkaking27
I know this is an old thread... but has anyone...

I know this is an old thread... but has anyone discovered Tim's friend and used his method with any success???

I have a 12" crack in my -8 thanks to the cold and I need to repair for now. I'm...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-09-2018, 10:37 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 582
Posted By polkaking27
Hanger needed in page AZ

I?ll be flying in to page AZ next week (August 15th) and need a home for my rv-8 for a few days. Just wondering if we have anyone in page that would be willing to rent me a space for a couple...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-13-2018, 10:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 944
Posted By polkaking27
Yea Marty, it does have a battery. Its supposed...

Yea Marty, it does have a battery. Its supposed to last 8 hours. thats a good point... It would be a level of redundancy if you lose electrical
Forum: ADS-B 05-13-2018, 05:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 8,759
Posted By polkaking27
Thanks Steve! Good to know all of that! So to...

Thanks Steve! Good to know all of that! So to wire the GDL50 to the G3x instead of using the bluetooth connectivity would I have to get the bare wire adaptor and pin the DB15 connector? Would that...
Forum: ADS-B 05-13-2018, 04:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 8,759
Posted By polkaking27
ADS-B question: GDL 50 vs 50R benefits

I posted this in another topic and realized it probably should have gone here in the ADS-b area

Can anyone weigh in on the advantages of going with a gdl 50r over the gdl 50? I have a G3X in my -8...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-13-2018, 09:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 944
Posted By polkaking27
Gdl 50 vs 50r

Can anyone weigh in on the advantages of going with a gdl 50r over the gdl 50? I have a G3X in my -8 and want the ads-b in for obvious reason plus to use as a backup ahrs as well as run a rear iPad...
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-11-2018, 09:35 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,726
Posted By polkaking27
Yes... Now thats the next issue for this weekend!

Yes... Now thats the next issue for this weekend!
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-11-2018, 01:00 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,726
Posted By polkaking27
I talked to Van?s this week and verified that the...

I talked to Van?s this week and verified that the cables indeed were run incorrectly through the predrilled holes that are there for wiring (I believe). I can see how this was easily overlooked...
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-06-2018, 06:12 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,726
Posted By polkaking27
Carl, You are absolutely correct. It appears...

Carl, You are absolutely correct. It appears that the original builder routed the rudder cables through the already existing holes and didn't drill any new holes in that area.

Bob- That being...
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-06-2018, 03:13 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,726
Posted By polkaking27
okay, after reading the plans again it says to...

okay, after reading the plans again it says to use a unibit... I suppose that answers my question right there. Using a unibit I obviously couldn't hit both holes from one side and end up with the...
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-06-2018, 03:09 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,726
Posted By polkaking27
Gil- Thanks for the advice thats much...

Gil- Thanks for the advice thats much easier/cheaper than shipping from aircraft spruce.

Carl- thanks for posting those drawings. I think that should give me all that I need to know. My big...
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-06-2018, 10:40 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,726
Posted By polkaking27
You guys nailed it... the cable is running...

You guys nailed it... the cable is running through that lower pre drilled hole. I can see how it would be super easy to overlook that. I mean who wants to drill a hole in the spar, especially when...
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-06-2018, 07:16 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,726
Posted By polkaking27
I bet that is EXACTLY how mine is routed. ...

I bet that is EXACTLY how mine is routed. Hopefully I can just drill the correct holes and reroute the cable through those and it?s not a huge deal. I?ll have to grab one of my rv builder friends...
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-05-2018, 10:11 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,726
Posted By polkaking27
Youre the man Carl, Thanks

Youre the man Carl, Thanks
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-05-2018, 09:47 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,726
Posted By polkaking27
Does anyone happen to have a pic of the plans for...

Does anyone happen to have a pic of the plans for the routing location. I let the seller keep the plans for a few months while he is working on another airplane and I don't have them.

Thanks
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-05-2018, 10:56 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,726
Posted By polkaking27
Ok so I just pulled up the floor board and found...

Ok so I just pulled up the floor board and found that when I engage the rudders the cables are hitting the aileron torque tubes. The rudder cables are in a sheath at this point so I assume that...
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-05-2018, 09:51 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,726
Posted By polkaking27
Thanks Sam, I did have it backwards. What you...

Thanks Sam, I did have it backwards. What you said makes more sense. but would my theory still be correct? since turning the switch to off will kill my engine then the P-leads must be connected...
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-04-2018, 08:23 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,726
Posted By polkaking27
I'm pretty sure I have had the mixtrue full rich,...

I'm pretty sure I have had the mixtrue full rich, but I'll make sure thats the case tomorrow. Thats a good thought.
Will you guys walk through this with me? From what I understand the mags are being...
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-04-2018, 05:29 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,726
Posted By polkaking27
Thanks guys, It sounds like things aren't normal...

Thanks guys, It sounds like things aren't normal and I need to get them checked out.

Yes it does have the adjustable rudder pedals

And I haven't noticed if I'm pushing on the stick when I'm on the...
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-04-2018, 11:09 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,726
Posted By polkaking27
Okay thanks, I didn't think there should be any...

Okay thanks, I didn't think there should be any correlation between the brakes and ailerons. I'll pull the floor boards and look into it a little bit.

As far as the ignition goes, I am running...
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-04-2018, 09:41 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,726
Posted By polkaking27
Newb question: Aileron inputs and Mag check

Hi all,

I just bought me a beautiful rv-8 from another member on here. I'm loving it, but have a couple of questions.

During run-up I'm noticing a couple of things.
1-When I have my brakes...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-23-2018, 10:45 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 8,766
Posted By polkaking27
Wow, thanks so much for the info guys. I think...

Wow, thanks so much for the info guys. I think the bank may have registered it to my Utah address because I know I'll always own that home but I'll be in Texas for the next while but not at any...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-17-2018, 10:23 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 8,766
Posted By polkaking27
Taxes for new RV purchase

I just bought an RV-8 and its my first aircraft purchase. I have a couple total newb questions. Am I going to have to pay sales tax on the purchase??? Holy ****, If I do thats gonna be a big tax...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-14-2018, 09:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 10,135
Posted By polkaking27
I know this thread is super old, but I’m...

I know this thread is super old, but I’m wondering if anyone has seen anymore external wing pods like the ones above. I’m looking to add some to my -8. If someone has molds and the ability that saves...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-13-2017, 03:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,187
Posted By polkaking27
Pre-buy help in Branson MO

Hey guys. Any suggestions for a place/person that is familiar with RV's in Branson MO. I am going out there this weekend to look at an RV-8A that I'm interested and want to make sure to do this...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-11-2017, 09:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,231
Posted By polkaking27
Thanks for all the advice! Sounds like the...

Thanks for all the advice! Sounds like the resounding message is to not buy at osh. I think I'll take your advice and just try to learn more about them so I know what I'm looking for. Any...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-10-2017, 10:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,231
Posted By polkaking27
Hoping to buy an RV8 at oshkosh... need advice

I am hoping to purchase a flying RV-8 in the near future. I am going to Oshkosh this year with a deposit in hand and hoping to find the "right" toy. I've never built one, so I don't know how to...
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