Home > VansAirForceForums

- Donate yearly (please).
- Advertise in here!

- Today's Posts | Insert Pics

Go Back   VAF Forums > Model Specific > RV-8/8A
Register FAQ Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 06-26-2020, 04:00 PM
Pilot135pd's Avatar
Pilot135pd Pilot135pd is offline
Join Date: Jan 2019
Location: Vaca Moo Airport - TA37 in East TEXAS
Posts: 1,333

I was a little concerned when I saw the video because mine is in the same exact place so today I sat in my plane and while flying with my right hand as usual I just reached back with my left hand, unlatched the bottle, and pulled it easily to the front. No fuss no hassles, a very simple thing to do.

I noticed in the video that he would unlatch it then grab it by the sprayer head and was wasting time there. I just unlatched it and my hand was right where it needed to be to pull and bring it forward.

Mine is staying installed right there where it is.
RV-8 N52VM: OnSpeed Gen2 AOA-3D, Dynon D-180, Autopilot, Titan 0-360A1A, Hartzell C/S, INS-429 IFR & GPS496, WingX & Stratux for backup & ADS-B IN. Enjoying life while building an airpark with FREE campsite for pilots

Exempt by 3 out of the 10 ways but I still donated.
Reply With Quote
Old 09-03-2020, 10:54 AM
goatflieg's Avatar
goatflieg goatflieg is offline
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Clarkston, MI
Posts: 660

Based on the feedback I've received here and on other builder sites, I will be installing this smaller fire extinguisher in the front cockpit. I now have two extinguishers installed in the aircraft; one that can be quickly and easily reached by the pilot in flight, and a larger one that can be reached by the pilot, passenger or anyone outside the aircraft when it's on the ground and the canopy is open. Thanks for all the input.
Martin J Filiatrault
Clarkston, MI
RV-8 #83507 - currently working on finishing & firewall forward.
N657AR reserved
Builder websites:
YouTube Channel:
Dues paid for 2020... extra payment included for psychological therapeutic services rendered.


Have you ever gotten the feeling you were smarter than you could ever prove?
Reply With Quote
Old 09-03-2020, 11:43 AM
terrye terrye is offline
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada
Posts: 861
Default Fire Extinguisher Deployment Test Video

Hello Martin,
Nice tidy place for your second fire extinguisher. Your fire extinguisher looks like one I had in my C-150. A halon unit without a pressure gauge on it. My fire extinguisher leaked over an unknown period of time until it was empty. I only found this out when I picked it up during an annual inspection and noticed how light it was and when I sloshed it back and forth there was no liquid inside.

I notice you have an inspection tag on yours. I suggest you weight it regularly to make sure it isn't leaking.

I replaced mine with another larger halon extinguisher in my C-150, this one has a gauge. It also leaked down after many years but at least I noticed it because of the gauge.

The reason I bring this up is that based on my experience with dry chemical fire extinguishers, I had the idea that extinguishers don't leak and are serviceable for decades. Based on a sample size of two for two, this isn't the case with halon extinguishers.
Terry Edwards
RV-9A (Fuselage)
2020/2021 VAF Contribution Sent
Reply With Quote
Old 09-27-2020, 03:34 AM
rv8ch's Avatar
rv8ch rv8ch is offline
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: LSGY
Posts: 3,211
Default installation

Got mine installed - thanks for the hints, gents!

Couple more photos here:
Mickey Coggins
"Hello, world!"
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:03 AM.

The VAFForums come to you courtesy Delta Romeo, LLC. By viewing and participating in them you agree to build your plane using standardized methods and practices and to fly it safely and in accordance with the laws governing the country you are located in.