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by tshort
Wed May 01, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: Flight Tales
Topic: Planning a 2019 US tour. Anyone up for a visitor?
Replies: 16
Views: 9619

Re: Planning a 2019 US tour. Anyone up for a visitor?

School lets out in June! Dang, I remember when I was a kid we started after Labor Day, finished before Memorial day and had 2 weeks at Christmas and spring break! I don't know my post-OSH plans for sure; I will probably be back in Indy to work some before I am out at the cabin again. I plan to spend...
by tshort
Fri Apr 26, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: Flight Tales
Topic: Planning a 2019 US tour. Anyone up for a visitor?
Replies: 16
Views: 9619

Re: Planning a 2019 US tour. Anyone up for a visitor?

Hey CJ- We are planning a trip from Indy to the cabin, bunch of the airport guys (RV9, RV7, RV10, C-182 and maybe a forked tail bonanza guy) around June 12-19/20. How's your planning coming along? I will certainly be out there other times during the summer (except July, my off time that month is ded...
by tshort
Wed Dec 12, 2018 6:29 pm
Forum: Flight Tales
Topic: Planning a 2019 US tour. Anyone up for a visitor?
Replies: 16
Views: 9619

Re: Planning a 2019 US tour. Anyone up for a visitor?

CJ, you’re welcome here in Indy (KUMP) - good number of RV guys and nice airport, Ive got plenty of room. If my brother or I happen to be in CO at the cabin you should stop in. KAEJ, beautiful area right south of Leadville. We’ve got ATVs and all kinds of other fun stuff way off grid in the mountain...
by tshort
Fri Dec 07, 2012 11:49 am
Forum: The Hangar
Topic: Bending conduit
Replies: 6
Views: 4405

Got it! Managed to do it without wasting any conduit ... somehow on the first try. Took a little head scratching... http://www.rivetbangers.com//forumsGallery/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=7181&g2_serialNumber=1 The sooner I get all this done the sooner I can get back to the -8... T.
by tshort
Fri Dec 07, 2012 10:33 am
Forum: The Hangar
Topic: Bending conduit
Replies: 6
Views: 4405

CJ- Thanks for the offer; may take you up on it, but I'll be at the hangar doing an annual this weekend. I found the Ideal instructions online (same bender that I have) and it all makes sense. The issue I have is making a 1" offset in 1/2" EMT - the bends are so close together that making the second...
by tshort
Thu Dec 06, 2012 9:04 pm
Forum: The Hangar
Topic: Bending conduit
Replies: 6
Views: 4405

Bending conduit

All- Sorta RV related, as it pertains to the shop. I've hung fluorescents in the new shop, all connected by 1/2" EMT. Am now looking to hang some ceiling fans to move the warm air down - ceilings are 10'. This requires conduit crossing over conduit. Any good tips on making a 3 point bend to cross ov...
by tshort
Wed Feb 08, 2012 5:17 pm
Forum: The Hangar
Topic: Random Observations...
Replies: 20
Views: 10779

I agree with you guys. This site seems more friendly and welcoming ... If you are not part of the "in" crowd over there, well... Plus, there is too much "mine mine mine" regarding the site. It is a good resource with lotsa information, but the vibe is not the same. I wonder how long the long arm of ...
by tshort
Wed Feb 08, 2012 5:14 pm
Forum: The Hangar
Topic: Getting back in
Replies: 15
Views: 9127

Bruce Tom didn't mean to hijack the thread. Not at all. I've been pondering when to paint, too. Also trying to decide what to use... I saw pictures of someone who did the interior in the AKZO primer. That's what I've used on some inside parts, and it is super tough. Would be kind of a military look...
by tshort
Wed Feb 01, 2012 10:00 pm
Forum: The Hangar
Topic: Getting back in
Replies: 15
Views: 9127

Thanks guys! Dad came over today and helped me finish painting the new shop ... next to hang the lights and then hopefully back to working on the -8. Getting to the tough part ... the decision part, where there aren't instructions and plans to help me along. Pretty sure I'm gonna go with an IO-375 a...
by tshort
Fri Jan 20, 2012 2:19 am
Forum: The Hangar
Topic: Getting back in
Replies: 15
Views: 9127

Getting back in

Well, somehow the months strung together and I've now put in almost 4 years away from the -8 project. Job got busy, got married, moved ... now finally settling in and getting the new shop set up.

So, back at it ... will be hitting you guys up for advice!

T.
by tshort
Fri Jan 20, 2012 1:47 am
Forum: The Hangar
Topic: Colonoscopy
Replies: 14
Views: 8801

Remember that there are 2 kinds of 'scopes. One for down your throat and the other one for the breezeway. The only way to tell the difference is by taste! :o CJ Oh, boy ... I came across this while returning to the site after a hiatus from the build. LOL - this is the most recently updated thread. ...
by tshort
Wed Apr 09, 2008 11:39 pm
Forum: Flight Tales
Topic: Biggest short flight!
Replies: 21
Views: 14275

Awesome!! Congrats... Coincidentally, I had a good first flight today, too. Not the wife, but I took Claire, my girlfriend, up for her first flight in a small plane and she was all smiles the whole time. A perfect VFR day here in IN, it was sunny so there were some bumps but she enjoyed the whole tr...
by tshort
Wed Mar 19, 2008 1:34 am
Forum: The Hangar
Topic: Bushing in Aileron Bellcrank
Replies: 22
Views: 9884

Used the take a piece of 2x4 drill a hole in it and split it with a band saw to about 1" past the hole method. Then clamped the split end with a c-clamp. This held the bushing just fine. I used the 1/4" drill bit and that worked just fine. I just kept working the bit up and down to clear out the po...
by tshort
Fri Mar 14, 2008 11:44 pm
Forum: The Hangar
Topic: Got a new toy--this isn't gonna help me get the 8 finished!!
Replies: 9
Views: 6229

Awesome!!!!

That might just be the perfect airplane!
I love my 170 but an older 180 is my dream plane!

Congrats!!

Thomas
by tshort
Fri Jan 11, 2008 1:34 am
Forum: General Construction Questions
Topic: AN fuel Vent fittings
Replies: 18
Views: 8595

Pretty sure they are Al - the blue ones.

T.
by tshort
Sun Dec 16, 2007 9:28 pm
Forum: RV 7/7A
Topic: HS skin trimming?
Replies: 7
Views: 5140

You do trim the skin. I had to cut mine the same as yours.

I think it is noted somewhere in the plans but I am not in the shop right now.

edit: here it is mentioned on Brad's site:
http://www.rv7factory.com/log/051214.html

Thomas
by tshort
Sat Dec 01, 2007 6:06 pm
Forum: RV 7/7A
Topic: Rivet callout HZstab 603-609
Replies: 2
Views: 3279

Yeah, it happens. I think the consensus is that Van's will err on the short side if the length is between two rivet sizes ... that way us amateurs won't tip the shop head over and mess it up. I just check the rivets before bucking and used whatever size was best. The callouts on the plan were a roug...
by tshort
Thu Nov 29, 2007 9:02 am
Forum: Flight Tales
Topic: Who will make the first "OFFICIAL" First Flight
Replies: 30
Views: 15719

Really?!
Congrats!!
More details and pics!!

Thomas
by tshort
Mon Nov 26, 2007 9:57 pm
Forum: The Hangar
Topic: Group buy update??????
Replies: 28
Views: 12611

Good timing, I guess. Just surfing while watching this rainy monday night game.

I saw you had a reply timed 9:something, and was curious if you mentioned this site; however, when I clicked on the thread, it was GONE! Then I saw your "I get the picture" post, and I figured something was up...

T.
by tshort
Mon Nov 26, 2007 9:22 pm
Forum: The Hangar
Topic: Group buy update??????
Replies: 28
Views: 12611

Group buy update??????

I was surfing over on the other site and saw the post with the above tag line ... CJ had reply #2, but when I clicked on it there was nothing ... gone ... ?

A few minutes later, there is a new reply.

Did you get censored, CJ ? :? :?

Just wondering ... :mrgreen:

Thomas