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by Wicked Stick
Wed Apr 13, 2011 7:36 pm
Forum: The Hangar
Topic: The crickets are back...
Replies: 21
Views: 8681

Well I do have a right brake issue to deal with now that will keep me down for a few days. It's rubbing/dragging, and I think I've burned thru a set of pads already. I need to get better at not relying on the brakes so much, lest it get very expensive to taxi the dang thing!! So...you have a few da...
by Wicked Stick
Mon Apr 04, 2011 9:11 pm
Forum: Flight Tales
Topic: One year anniversary of my First flight!!!
Replies: 12
Views: 7678

I used to fly an average of about 125 to 150 a year back when the cost of AvGas was reasonable.

I expect I will fly about 80 this year.
by Wicked Stick
Mon Mar 28, 2011 8:53 pm
Forum: The Hangar
Topic: Almost there...
Replies: 17
Views: 8447

Hi CJ, Yes, I realize I could have gone up to 14,000 without Oxy for 30 minutes. Since I was still climbing at 950+ fpm at 12,500, I figured it would have easily made the 14,000 feet so I saw no need to go to 14,000 that day. I'll do a climb to 18,000 once I get around to buying or borrowing an oxyg...
by Wicked Stick
Fri Mar 25, 2011 7:29 pm
Forum: Flight Tales
Topic: Climb rates at different airspeeds
Replies: 3
Views: 4253

Very nice Mike, Yeah, I have yet to graph them, but will do so and add it to my Owners Manual once I create them. I can vary the time interval on the AFS, I just thought every 3 seconds is plenty of info for normal use. I suppose next time I'm doing time critical stuff, I'll change it to every secon...
by Wicked Stick
Fri Mar 25, 2011 7:34 am
Forum: RV 7/7A
Topic: Finish Kit Ordered!
Replies: 19
Views: 9951

Speaking of price increases, when I first bought my tail kit I think it was around $1,200. I see they are now $1,600+. $400 increase in 6 years.. I guess that's not too bad.
by Wicked Stick
Fri Mar 25, 2011 7:28 am
Forum: RV 7/7A
Topic: HS-702 Front Spar Alignment to Skin
Replies: 3
Views: 3376

bullojm1 wrote:I'd re-bend the flange on the rib more aggressively. This will pull the spar further back and give you the alignment you are looking for.


I agree, that would work, just be sure the rebend doesn't cause it to crack anywhere.
by Wicked Stick
Fri Mar 25, 2011 7:20 am
Forum: Flight Tales
Topic: Climb rates at different airspeeds
Replies: 3
Views: 4253

Climb rates at different airspeeds

Just thought I'd throw out some performance data and see how I compare to others. I did each of these starting at about 1,500 msl, then taking the recorded data from 2,000 msl to 3,000 msl. At 95Kts my climb rated averaged 2,158 fpm and took 28 sec. with a ground speed of 88 kts. At 110 kts = 2,165 ...
by Wicked Stick
Fri Mar 25, 2011 7:11 am
Forum: The Hangar
Topic: Almost there...
Replies: 17
Views: 8447

N155RE wrote:Hope you get done soon Dave. I need a ride :)


You bet Rob, already have a ticket with your number on it...
Tickets 1 through 3 are already taken though, but your still in my top ten list :mrgreen: .
by Wicked Stick
Fri Mar 25, 2011 7:08 am
Forum: The Hangar
Topic: Almost there...
Replies: 17
Views: 8447

That's really Awesome Chad, cause I figure about 1/2 of the phase one's out there, probably aren't anywhere near as thorough as we are . I have 2 more hours to go, still tweaking the Vx & Vy numbers a little. I also have a little spin testing to do, but couldn't do that the other day due to low ...
by Wicked Stick
Fri Mar 25, 2011 7:01 am
Forum: The Hangar
Topic: Time Left?
Replies: 17
Views: 8694

Re: Same Place..

Hey, I am in the same place as you. Next step is to mount the wings, but I am going to skip that step at least for now. My finish kit will be here in April/May and I want to get to the canopy during the summer months. I have been on the project for 2 years now and am planning for about 2 more befor...
by Wicked Stick
Tue Mar 22, 2011 10:41 pm
Forum: The Hangar
Topic: Almost there...
Replies: 17
Views: 8447

So all the test flights are done ? Flying it at both ends of the CG limits. All the Acro and Acrobatic entry speeds tested ? Vx/Vy's are done ? How about accelerated stalls in both directions, how about with and without flaps ? How about Gross weight flights near the aft CG. ? How high have you flow...
by Wicked Stick
Fri Mar 04, 2011 8:56 pm
Forum: Avionics (GPS/NAV/COMM)
Topic: Garmin 320A & 327
Replies: 3
Views: 4946

CJ, I have the same 327 Transponder so let me know if you want to test it in my RV-8's tray.
by Wicked Stick
Wed Feb 16, 2011 10:40 pm
Forum: The Hangar
Topic: Tough subject ...
Replies: 33
Views: 15918

A little late, but wanted to share my thoughts with you also. When I started building, I figured a 4 year plan slow build all the way. 4 years turned into 6 years and 10 months before she flew. Along the way there were certainly plenty of peaks and valleys. Some years work would pick up and I'd have...
by Wicked Stick
Sun Feb 06, 2011 9:52 pm
Forum: The Hangar
Topic: Where is Scott's Coyote?
Replies: 162
Views: 66666

Congrats on your finished airplane ! Enjoy each flight.
I hope your phase one goes smoothly and without incident.
by Wicked Stick
Sun Feb 06, 2011 9:46 pm
Forum: The Hangar
Topic: Strange #2 CHT Temperature Issue
Replies: 6
Views: 4207

Check for a loose connection to that sensor is the first things that come to mind looking at how radically it changes in a short period of time.

Let us know if you find out the cause.
Perhaps also try to repeat the event as well to see if it reocurrs.
by Wicked Stick
Wed Jan 26, 2011 8:23 pm
Forum: The Hangar
Topic: Our newest edition
Replies: 15
Views: 5588

N155RE wrote:Nice looking dog Dave. I bet Dino is a happy guy, even if he has to share his chair.


Thanks Rob,

How's the 7 build going ?
by Wicked Stick
Sat Jan 22, 2011 7:50 am
Forum: RV 7/7A
Topic: Manifold pressure connection to transducer
Replies: 2
Views: 2576

My Manifold pressure transducer is on the firewall so the only pass through is the wiring. I've had no issues with it so far and it is working just fine so far. I do recall adding a restrictor (same one as used for the fuel pressure) coming out of the cylinder fitting and then it's a braided line fr...
by Wicked Stick
Tue Jan 18, 2011 4:21 pm
Forum: The Hangar
Topic: Our newest edition
Replies: 15
Views: 5588

As soon as I get out of Phase one, I'd be glad to do one as well.
by Wicked Stick
Tue Jan 18, 2011 10:02 am
Forum: The Hangar
Topic: Our newest edition
Replies: 15
Views: 5588

Our newest edition

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We decided to let Dino have a girlfriend and her name is Misty.
by Wicked Stick
Thu Jan 13, 2011 9:17 pm
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Strobes N' More LED Strobes
Replies: 12
Views: 9729

cjensen wrote:Doesn't look like they come in green...cyan, actually. Red is red, but no cyan green and it won't be "legal". I quoted that because my inspector looked at them and just moved on. No color checking (mine are cyan tho)...


These would be for strobes only, not Nav lights.