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PostPosted: Tue Jul 31, 2018 11:50 am    Post subject: RV8-List Digest: 3 Msgs - 07/30/18 Reply with quote

Ouch….thats a bummer…..no small task

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On Jul 30, 2018, at 23:42, RV8-List Digest Server <rv8-list(at)matronics.com> wrote:

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1. 04:53 AM - Re: Matt's repair (Bill Settle)
2. 11:43 AM - Re: Matt's repair (Tracy Crook)
3. 02:49 PM - Re: Matt's repair (John Miller)



________________________________ Message 1 _____________________________________


Time: 04:53:49 AM PST US
From: Bill Settle <billsettle(at)bellsouth.net>
Subject: Re: Matt's repair

Tracy,
Sorry to hear about your misfortune.=C2- Matt wound up replacing his fuse
lage.=C2- Not a small nor inexpensive endeavor.=C2-=C2-
Details can be found here....
http://www.mattsrv8.com/users/category.php?user=MattsRV8&project=2273&c
ategory=9041

Good luck and let us know what you decide.
Bill Settle=C2-


"Experience and common sense cannot be replaced with policy and procedures.
"

=C2- - R.L. Nuckolls III

From: Tracy Crook <rwstracy(at)gmail.com>
To: rv8-list(at)matronics.com
Sent: Sunday, July 29, 2018 2:25 PM
Subject: Re: Matt's repair


I recently had an incident on takeoff (strong gust forced me off side of ru
nway) and left gear attach point was forced up into the fuselage when it hi
t the edge of an intersecting taxiway. It caused the exact same airframe da
mage that Matt had on his RV-8 in landing incident.

I never heard how the repair went or if it was successful and how hard was
the repair job.=C2- I=99d love to hear something from Matt or other
s on how it went.

Tracy Crook

Sent from my iPad

>> On Jun 26, 2018, at 11:57, Brian Huffaker <bifft(at)xmission.com> wrote:
>>
>> On Tue, 26 Jun 2018, Al Dilger wrote:
>>
>>
>> Been wondering about a few RV issues.
>> 1=Does anyone know of an accurate fuel measuring device for RV
=99s? (RV8A) I have Garmin G3X Touch with the Stewart Warner floats.
>> Because the =9Cthrow=9D (depth of tank) is relatively short
the gauges read 16 gal when full (21g) and stay there until there is about
13g left, aside from that they are pretty accurate.
>> Im thinking that a dipstick type of gauge attached to the bottom of the
fuel cap could be worked out..Any thoughts???
>
> A dipstick would have the same problem in the opposite direction, reading
> nothing for the last few gallons.=C2- Also you couldn't use it in fligh
t.
> Would be easy enough to calibrate one starting from an empty tank.
>
>> 2= I would like to see an improvement to the canopy rollers, it seems
>> to me that a hard rubber wheel would work better.
>
> Would be an easy change to make, but don't see why rubber wheels would be
> an improvement.
>
>> 3= I remember when building I had seen a mod to allow the pilot seat
>> back to move more rearward (My seat back sits up too straight) wonder if
>> there is a more simple way to accommodate that then changing and
>> modifying
>> =C2- =C2- the center support bar.
>
> That would be the "tall pilot option" that Van's sells, they say it is
> for 6'6" and up, I'm only 6'4" and have it.=C2- Have to duck to close t
he
> canopy if wearing headset.=C2- It is just a different center bar with t
he
> main support further back.=C2- The extruded angle that forms the sides
of the
> seatback are also left longer.
>
> If you have short legs, you could move the seatback hinge forward to
> get a steeper angle and use the standard center bar.=C2- This would mea
n less
> leg room, need a different size/shape seat cushion.=C2- You wouldn't ha
ve as
> bit a flat space before the slope up at the front of the seat.
>
> Brian Huffaker, DSWL (bifft(at)xmission.com)
> RV-8A N609HZ in test period

S -
WIKI -
-
=C2- =C2- =C2- =C2- =C2- -Matt Dralle, List Admin.




________________________________ Message 2 _____________________________________


Time: 11:43:36 AM PST US
From: Tracy Crook <rwstracy(at)gmail.com>
Subject: Re: Matt's repair

Thanks for the link Bill, just what I needed.

As Matt noted, the RV-8 gear will take even hard landing loads but not strai
ght up vertical loads. My damage was almost exactly what Matt's was except m
y gear leg (same as Matt's) was not bent and I had no wing damage except for
the wing tank rib. The wheel pant shattered on impact with the edge of the
taxiway and part of it fell off somewhere during my flight around the patte
rn. I heard it flopping around then stop.

The exciting part was the fuel spraying into the cabin from the damaged tank
rib. As a side note, I was glad I had plumbed the fuel line in rubber hose
instead of aluminum. It probably would have broken off like the aluminum ve
nt line did and I=99d have never made it around to land.

I=99m in the process of drilling out skin rivets and exposing the stru
cture and while it=99s not going to be a picnic, I=99m going to a
t least give repairing the fuselage a try.

Tracy Crook

> On Jul 30, 2018, at 05:53, Bill Settle <billsettle(at)bellsouth.net> wrote:
>
> Tracy,
>
> Sorry to hear about your misfortune. Matt wound up replacing his fuselage
. Not a small nor inexpensive endeavor.
>
> Details can be found here....
>
> http://www.mattsrv8.com/users/category.php?user=MattsRV8&project=2273&
category=9041
>
> Good luck and let us know what you decide.
>
> Bill Settle
>
>
>
>
> "Experience and common sense cannot be replaced with policy and procedures
."
>
> - R.L. Nuckolls III
>
>
> From: Tracy Crook <rwstracy(at)gmail.com>
> To: rv8-list(at)matronics.com
> Sent: Sunday, July 29, 2018 2:25 PM
> Subject: Re: Matt's repair
>
>
> I recently had an incident on takeoff (strong gust forced me off side of r
unway) and left gear attach point was forced up into the fuselage when it hi
t the edge of an intersecting taxiway. It caused the exact same airframe dam
age that Matt had on his RV-8 in landing incident.
>
> I never heard how the repair went or if it was successful and how hard was
the repair job. I=99d love to hear something from Matt or others on h
ow it went.
>
> Tracy Crook
>
> Sent from my iPad
>
>>> On Jun 26, 2018, at 11:57, Brian Huffaker <bifft(at)xmission.com> wrote:
>>>
>
>

________________________________ Message 3 _____________________________________


Time: 02:49:26 PM PST US
From: John Miller <gengrumpy(at)aol.com>
Subject: Re: Matt's repair

Tracy,

Please post some pictures for us when you can.

grumpy
N82W (in the paint shop now!)

> On Jul 30, 2018, at 1:43 PM, Tracy Crook <rwstracy(at)gmail.com> wrote:
>
> Thanks for the link Bill, just what I needed.
>
> As Matt noted, the RV-8 gear will take even hard landing loads but not
straight up vertical loads. My damage was almost exactly what Matt's
was except my gear leg (same as Matt's) was not bent and I had no wing
damage except for the wing tank rib. The wheel pant shattered on impact
with the edge of the taxiway and part of it fell off somewhere during my
flight around the pattern. I heard it flopping around then stop.
>
> The exciting part was the fuel spraying into the cabin from the
damaged tank rib. As a side note, I was glad I had plumbed the fuel
line in rubber hose instead of aluminum. It probably would have broken
off like the aluminum vent line did and I=99d have never made it
around to land.
>
> I=99m in the process of drilling out skin rivets and exposing
the structure and while it=99s not going to be a picnic, I=99m
going to at least give repairing the fuselage a try.
>
> Tracy Crook
>
> On Jul 30, 2018, at 05:53, Bill Settle <billsettle(at)bellsouth.net
<mailto:billsettle(at)bellsouth.net>> wrote:
>
>> Tracy,
>>
>> Sorry to hear about your misfortune. Matt wound up replacing his
fuselage. Not a small nor inexpensive endeavor.
>>
>> Details can be found here....
>>
>>
http://www.mattsrv8.com/users/category.php?user=MattsRV8&project=2273&
category=9041
<http://www.mattsrv8.com/users/category.php?user=MattsRV8&project=2273
&category=9041>
>>
>> Good luck and let us know what you decide.
>>
>> Bill Settle
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> "Experience and common sense cannot be replaced with policy and
procedures."
>>
>> - R.L. Nuckolls III
>>
>>
>> From: Tracy Crook <rwstracy(at)gmail.com <mailto:rwstracy(at)gmail.com>>
>> To: rv8-list(at)matronics.com <mailto:rv8-list(at)matronics.com>
>> Sent: Sunday, July 29, 2018 2:25 PM
>> Subject: Re: Matt's repair
>>
<mailto:rwstracy(at)gmail.com>>
>>
>> I recently had an incident on takeoff (strong gust forced me off side
of runway) and left gear attach point was forced up into the fuselage
when it hit the edge of an intersecting taxiway. It caused the exact
same airframe damage that Matt had on his RV-8 in landing incident.
>>
>> I never heard how the repair went or if it was successful and how
hard was the repair job. I=99d love to hear something from Matt
or others on how it went.
>>
>> Tracy Crook
>>
>> Sent from my iPad
>>
>>>> On Jun 26, 2018, at 11:57, Brian Huffaker <bifft(at)xmission.com
<mailto:bifft(at)xmission.com>> wrote:
>>>>
>>
>>










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