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Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-26-2010, 11:15 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 993
Posted By kevinsky18
performance calculating software?

Does anyone know of some easy to use software for calculating engine performance.

My engine IO-550 came with only one or two charts and they really don't give any valuable information.

IO-550...
Forum: RV-10 01-10-2008, 01:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,958
Posted By kevinsky18
The Centurion engines are actually Mercedes...

The Centurion engines are actually Mercedes engines with a FADEC system, drive reduction gear system and Propellor.

As an experimental aircraft builder you may be able to find out which Mercedes...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-09-2007, 09:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,770
Posted By kevinsky18
Osh where to stay July 22-25?

I'm making a last minute decision to go to Oshkosh. This will be my first year. I値l probably fly in commercially. Unless anyone here is taking their plane from Edmonton, Alberta Canada and needs...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-02-2007, 11:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,560
Posted By kevinsky18
25-40K is over priced for an engine period. But...

25-40K is over priced for an engine period. But they still sell them you say. . . so therefore they are not over priced is the rebuttal. ???

Counter to that of course is that they are only...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-02-2007, 10:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,686
Posted By kevinsky18
I honestly don't think you would save much by...

I honestly don't think you would save much by building from scratch. Van's has the economy of numbers to help him keep his kit prices cheap. I think the price is now around 18K for a full slow...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-02-2007, 09:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,177
Posted By kevinsky18
In short, no they won't fit. The fuselage kit is...

In short, no they won't fit. The fuselage kit is 193" long = 16'. I know you said you had a 16' flat deck but I'd bet if you take a tape measure out and measure the usuable area it won't be a the...
Forum: Canada 06-27-2007, 01:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,885
Posted By kevinsky18
One day it will fly :)

One day it will fly :)
Forum: Canada 06-26-2007, 05:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,885
Posted By kevinsky18
Thanks Lorne, I'll assume from your response that...

Thanks Lorne, I'll assume from your response that you don't have Hull in motion insurance on your homebuilt either.

Still looking looking for one Canadian with hull in motion insurance on their...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-26-2007, 05:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,542
Posted By kevinsky18
Two sturdy trees spaced about 10 feet apart and a...

Two sturdy trees spaced about 10 feet apart and a reasonable amount of speed should do the trick ;) Sorry couldn't resist.
Forum: Canada 06-26-2007, 10:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,885
Posted By kevinsky18
That's my point. A number of people, myself...

That's my point. A number of people, myself included have said yes sure, of course you can get hull in motion. Even insurance agents say yes, but from what I've heard, when they look into it they...
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-26-2007, 08:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,100
Posted By kevinsky18
Everyone thanks for the feedback Thanks for the...

Everyone thanks for the feedback

Thanks for the clarification on the canopy. I don稚 know how I got confused. Slider works for me so that痴 not an issue.

Thanks for the clarification on the fuel...
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-25-2007, 06:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,100
Posted By kevinsky18
Buying everything at once need advice and input

I知 getting very close to ordering my kit. When I do I plan on ordering the whole kit at once. The engine and avionics I値l order later but everything else I want to pick up all in one go. ...
Forum: Canada 06-23-2007, 10:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,885
Posted By kevinsky18
Mark, thanks. Looking forward to hearing what...

Mark, thanks. Looking forward to hearing what you turn up.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-23-2007, 09:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,260
Posted By kevinsky18
That is a very cool condo / hanger design. I...

That is a very cool condo / hanger design. I wonder what sort of capital would be needed to build something like that.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-23-2007, 09:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,225
Posted By kevinsky18
ya what's up with that?? Can a public airport...

ya what's up with that?? Can a public airport charge that kind of fee? After all wasn't it built with tax payer dollars?
Forum: Canada 06-21-2007, 01:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,885
Posted By kevinsky18
Well either the canadians aren't reading this...

Well either the canadians aren't reading this section of the forum or we are all flying around without hull insurance on our homebuilts. . .
Forum: Canada 06-20-2007, 03:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,885
Posted By kevinsky18
Dan, What part of Canada do you live in? I...

Dan,

What part of Canada do you live in? I thought you were in Southern California? If that's so then I am still waiting to hear from a Canadian who actually has Hull insurance on their plane. ...
Forum: Canada 06-20-2007, 09:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,885
Posted By kevinsky18
Anyone else actually have Hull insurance on the...

Anyone else actually have Hull insurance on the homebuilt??
Forum: Canada 06-19-2007, 09:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,885
Posted By kevinsky18
Hull Insurance

Who here has Hull insurance on their RV. And who provides that insurance?

I was talking with a friend last weekend and he says you can't get hull insurance on an RV in Canada. Says no one provides...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-17-2007, 11:13 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 9,885
Posted By kevinsky18
lets all realise that these are homebuilt /...

lets all realise that these are homebuilt / experimental planes and thus the manufactor is not Vans but us the builders. Its our responsibility to either come up with a beefier nose wheel system or...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-16-2007, 11:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,135
Posted By kevinsky18
One thing that comes to mind is that all the...

One thing that comes to mind is that all the weight sits on those two pressure points. I'd want to cut out some clones to fit in the middle to help spread the weight.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-16-2007, 08:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,135
Posted By kevinsky18
Looks good. :>

Looks good. :>
Forum: Alternative Engines 06-14-2007, 09:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,673
Posted By kevinsky18
The spec sheet clearly says that you can run the...

The spec sheet clearly says that you can run the engine continually at 155hp. I just missed it on the first read. Like any engine though most people don't run them full out they throttle back to...
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-14-2007, 09:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,721
Posted By kevinsky18
With the infinity can you actually reach all the...

With the infinity can you actually reach all the buttons with just your flight hand and still retain definative control of the flight stick? Some of the buttons look like they would be a bit awkward...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-14-2007, 08:53 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,862
Posted By kevinsky18
I've flown through parts of that area before but...

I've flown through parts of that area before but not too much the the far south of your path.

So this is just speculation but doesn't the rockies fade off the further south you go? If i was flight...
Forum: Alternative Engines 06-13-2007, 01:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,673
Posted By kevinsky18
Actually I should correct myself 71kw is the...

Actually I should correct myself 71kw is the recommended cruise power. 135 or 155 can be run continously if you like. None the less it appears to be the same displacement engine. So maybe the feel...
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-13-2007, 01:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,721
Posted By kevinsky18
Is the Andair Fuel Selector an upgrade through...

Is the Andair Fuel Selector an upgrade through Vans or do you have to order that from somone else?
Forum: Canada 06-13-2007, 08:53 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 819
Posted By kevinsky18
Anyone know if Dave Hrycauk finished his RV-8?

I was looking for RV-8 builders in my neighborhood and noticed a fellow, Dave Hrycauk, started an rv-8 in 1999 in Red Deer Alberta (I go through Red Deer on a regular basis). His last entry on his...
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-13-2007, 08:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,721
Posted By kevinsky18
Throttle and Flight Control Modifications

I've read in a few posts of people updating their throttle controls saying that they are an improvement over what Vans offers. What make, models are people using instead of Vans?

Also, I really...
Forum: Alternative Engines 06-12-2007, 05:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,673
Posted By kevinsky18
Well this seems to be basically the 135HP engine...

Well this seems to be basically the 135HP engine as the cruise power is the same 71kW. They are just bumping up the take off power.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-12-2007, 03:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,298
Posted By kevinsky18
The rv is a great airplane. But I'm affraid...

The rv is a great airplane. But I'm affraid there are better kits for ski and float flying.
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-11-2007, 01:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,182
Posted By kevinsky18
Ok first go to the pros and get quotes for the...

Ok first go to the pros and get quotes for the full meal deal to 1) Disassemble and inspect the entire structure for damage. Do not assume that the only damage is what you can see. Stresses can be...
Forum: Alternative Engines 06-09-2007, 03:40 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 50,627
Posted By kevinsky18
You say complicated. Some others might say...

You say complicated. Some others might say modern.

Yes they have had a few growing pains. But their engines are warrentied unlike Lycoming. If a thielert has problems half way through they...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-08-2007, 11:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,101
Posted By kevinsky18
I went to the site and I'm downloading the game...

I went to the site and I'm downloading the game but I can't find the RV-8 add on. Or is it part of the original game?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-08-2007, 10:52 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,651
Posted By kevinsky18
Ok I understand insurance can be a prudent...

Ok I understand insurance can be a prudent measure to protect ones investment. But what exactly are you insuring against happening?

Has anyone ever made a claim in regards to building? Maybe a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-07-2007, 07:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,101
Posted By kevinsky18
now im interested in the video and the software. ...

now im interested in the video and the software. Can someone pm me the links so as not to offened the rest of the delicate eyes and ears on the forum.
Forum: Alternative Engines 06-07-2007, 10:06 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 50,627
Posted By kevinsky18
RV6 say what you will about theilert and deisel...

RV6 say what you will about theilert and deisel engines. The fact is they are in lots of planes and flying. Theilert isn't just about talk they have a real product unlike Innodyn.

I think the RV...
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-07-2007, 09:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,239
Posted By kevinsky18
It's a cube van so the cargo section is seperated...

It's a cube van so the cargo section is seperated from the cab so just pulling the seat wouldn't work. Also the cab is neither the same height nor width of the cargo area so I doubt the crate would...
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-05-2007, 11:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,239
Posted By kevinsky18
A bit late now to take issue. It was a private...

A bit late now to take issue. It was a private sale that happend three months ago. Partly my fault for not double checking the measurments. Also 17' is relative and that may be based on the length...
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-04-2007, 05:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,239
Posted By kevinsky18
Thought about that. Actually the door is a...

Thought about that. Actually the door is a roller door so I can just leave it in the up position.

However, it's a long drive back and I anticipate a few overnight stops. I'd really prefer that the...
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-04-2007, 03:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,239
Posted By kevinsky18
QB fuselage Crate

I needed a van to move with. I figured I would buy one big enough that when I wanted to pick up my kit I could use it for that as well. I bought and purchased a 17' Cube van.

The largest crate is...
Forum: Alternative Engines 06-03-2007, 10:12 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 50,627
Posted By kevinsky18
Agreed. With the advancement of diesel engines,...

Agreed. With the advancement of diesel engines, turbines for experimental aircraft are dead.

Theilert has 150BHP, 350BHP engines in hundreds or aircraft already, if not thousands. Next year...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-22-2007, 02:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,594
Posted By kevinsky18
I dont understand why they didnt shoot him out of...

I dont understand why they didnt shoot him out of the sky. The only reason I can think of is they were worried about debry hitting the shuttle.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-17-2007, 08:11 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,366
Posted By kevinsky18
It's not about how little space you can get away...

It's not about how little space you can get away with. We all know you can do this in a single car garage.

I've seen 7 person families living in a two bedroom house. Can it be done? Yes. . ....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-16-2007, 03:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,366
Posted By kevinsky18
"if" I had to build an RV in a single car garage...

"if" I had to build an RV in a single car garage then I could make it happen.

But!

You are talking about building a garage, you have the choice to go bigger. And when it comes to shop space go as...
Forum: Propellers 05-12-2007, 10:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,633
Posted By kevinsky18
I agree Catto is a good prop for the price. But...

I agree Catto is a good prop for the price. But I just don't know about the wait times. So I'm looking at other options.

The prince is a wood core, carbon fiber outshell prop. I know wood doesn't...
Forum: Propellers 05-11-2007, 11:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,633
Posted By kevinsky18
Prince Propellers

Anyone familar with Prince Propellers?

What sort of price range, quality, customer serive?

They are maple and carbon fiber props. Does anyone know if you can fly these in rain?
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-10-2007, 02:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 759
Posted By kevinsky18
I asked this question in the Engines section of...

I asked this question in the Engines section of this forum. The response I got was very informative and detailed. Check Traditional Engines.

Here's a link just to make it a bit easier on...
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-10-2007, 01:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,173
Posted By kevinsky18
My Engine is an: AeroSport IO-360-M2...

My Engine is an:

AeroSport IO-360-M2 (Parallel-Valve) ECI components
Horizontal Facing Induction.

Fixed pitch Catto 3 blade ( though I'm thinking I may change the prop as Craig is just not very...
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-09-2007, 03:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,173
Posted By kevinsky18
Sam James / Show Plane Cowl and Prop Extensions

The Sam James and the Show Plane Cowl installation instructions call for a prop extension.

If one knows a head of time that they are going to be using one of these cowls can you modify your engine...
Forum: Rocket 05-09-2007, 02:15 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 8,254
Posted By kevinsky18
If this was offered as a quick build kit like the...

If this was offered as a quick build kit like the RV-8 and closer in price I wouldn't give it a second thought. I would also consider paying more for an EVO wing. But Without quickbuild or even...
Forum: Propellers 05-08-2007, 04:18 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,250
Posted By kevinsky18
craig@cattoprops.com worked cattoprops@cdepot.net...

craig@cattoprops.com worked cattoprops@cdepot.net got bounced back undelivered.

craig@cattoprops.com was where I sent my original one to so who knows. Anyways we shall see if he responds to my...
Forum: Propellers 05-08-2007, 03:54 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,250
Posted By kevinsky18
I'll try resending my message and to be safe I'll...

I'll try resending my message and to be safe I'll send it to both e-mail addresses.
Forum: Propellers 05-08-2007, 11:38 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,250
Posted By kevinsky18
Is Craig of Catto Props still alive?

I've heard a few people say that as of late they can't get a hold of Craig. I sent him an e-mail a week and a half ago letting him know I would be interested in a prop and he never got back to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-07-2007, 05:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,214
Posted By kevinsky18
"Just wish they were closer!" Me too the 30...

"Just wish they were closer!"

Me too the 30 minute drive to the airport is brutal lol
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-04-2007, 09:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,388
Posted By kevinsky18
Yes I don't think I would count the 85 day build....

Yes I don't think I would count the 85 day build. That's impressive but that's probably two pros guys going at it almost non stop.

I was thinking more of regular amature builders and first kits. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-03-2007, 05:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,388
Posted By kevinsky18
Fastest build by an amature

Who here has built their plane the fastest in terms of days from the time they received their emp kit until their first flight.

I suppose to be fair we should break this down in terms of plane type...
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-30-2007, 11:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 963
Posted By kevinsky18
I wouldn't be happy with that. I wonder if not...

I wouldn't be happy with that. I wonder if not having that hole is something that could be requested when ordering the kit.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-29-2007, 06:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,242
Posted By kevinsky18
"Kevin, the line is likely drawn at navigation...

"Kevin, the line is likely drawn at navigation since to fly IFR the systems must meet stringent requirements. You do not want someone going off of established "error" limits with a handheld GPS that...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-29-2007, 11:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,242
Posted By kevinsky18
的 guess what part of NOT IFR approved is hard to...

的 guess what part of NOT IFR approved is hard to understand? George that痴 a harsh statement.

We are building experimental planes so I think it痴 a valid question to ask whether we need certified...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-27-2007, 02:12 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,418
Posted By kevinsky18
Remember there is speed to be gained by not...

Remember there is speed to be gained by not landing for fuel. Sometimes the fastest way there is to go slower and not have to stop so often.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-27-2007, 09:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,669
Posted By kevinsky18
It's way too hard to compare prices of RVs...

It's way too hard to compare prices of RVs because no two are built the same. You can't say that a person who got an RV-8 for $80k got a great deal and another who paid $130 paid too much.

The RV-8...
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