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Forum: Glass Cockpit Today, 06:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 234
Posted By Robert Anglin
Hangar flying.

It is nice to be able to jump in the seat and work on your panel skills or load information into a CPU, from time to time. We use an old trick. With a ground power plug mounted just to the rear of...
Forum: Glass Cockpit Today, 06:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 234
Posted By Robert Anglin
Hangar flying.

It is nice to be able to jump in the seat and work on your panel skills or load information into a CPU, from time to time. We use an old trick. With a ground power plug mounted just to the rear of...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems Yesterday, 06:05 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,329
Posted By Robert Anglin
Young man.

No, your still very young. I still have a points file in one tool box that's about 50 years old. I think you can still order them from Snap-On. I liked to use 600-800 wet dry sand paper and then...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-23-2018, 08:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 327
Posted By Robert Anglin
Yep.

I agree with both of you. We have IFR capacity, but don't fly the RV in that manner. The 140 dollar deal works good for us too. And yes I would rather put the 50 bucks in the tanks as well. Yours,...
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-23-2018, 08:42 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,466
Posted By Robert Anglin
This is still very doable. Take plenty of...

This is still very doable. Take plenty of pictures, Make a drawing of where everything goes and mark it all as you take it apart. With a hinge or with out a hinge, whatever you like can, then be cut...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-22-2018, 07:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 500
Posted By Robert Anglin
Agreed.

Mel is right on the money here. Blue printing an engine is just an old saying that is seldom done now a day unless you custom build a power plant. The time and money that go's into an engine to get...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-21-2018, 07:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,373
Posted By Robert Anglin
Sure.

We found that a set of doctors scale that go up to 400 Lbs. work very well.
You set the aircraft up on blocks the same height as the scale then weight each station one at a time. The doctors scale...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-20-2018, 06:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 808
Posted By Robert Anglin
OK.

We are set-up much the same way as you are. An old trick we learned while running IO-470's in south TEXAS, that is not in the books that we have found works with the IO-360 with Mags, after a quick...
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-20-2018, 06:27 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,466
Posted By Robert Anglin
Sure you can.

We put ours in after the airframe was complete and we were ready to install the panel instruments and wiring. You can remove everything out of your way and cut the hole that you feel is the right...
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-20-2018, 05:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 468
Posted By Robert Anglin
Ditto.

Sure, just make it up yourself with some 400 and the fittings. You will need the skill for custom wire runs for the radios and GPS as well. You can order one of the strippers at the same time you...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-19-2018, 06:10 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 26,799
Posted By Robert Anglin
Call or E-mail.

The guy to ask this question of would be James Ball at Titan "a.k.a." E.C.I., Conty. The good guys from San Antonio have moved to Al.
Hope this helps. Yours, R.E.A. III # 80888
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-19-2018, 05:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,599
Posted By Robert Anglin
Sorry.

No word on the records that have been set by 4's, but would like to know more about your set up. What you may have done to your cooling air flow, engine tweeking, and your prop "type, size, pitch" I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-18-2018, 07:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 315
Posted By Robert Anglin
Duplex.

We run a fuel system that needs return fuel, just like on the old Conty's. This was done one of two ways, run a line back to a gascolator not far behind the engine or all the way back to a fuel tank....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-18-2018, 07:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 315
Posted By Robert Anglin
Duplex.

We run a fuel system that needs return fuel, just like on the old Conty's. This was done one of two ways, run a line back to a gascolator not far behind the engine or all the way back to a fuel tank....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-17-2018, 06:53 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,032
Posted By Robert Anglin
After reading all this. I would think that what...

After reading all this. I would think that what you need is a change of you P.C.P., one you can talk to and work with, one that can listen to you and understand your needs as well as you safety. The...
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-16-2018, 08:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 842
Posted By Robert Anglin
Yep, Your getting the hang of this one. Doing you...

Yep, Your getting the hang of this one. Doing you own home work and cross checking you information is a good sing. Keep it up. Yours, R.E.A. III # 80888
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-15-2018, 12:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 842
Posted By Robert Anglin
Sure.

This one is up too you. Shaving flush rivet heads is and has been done. We have been know, that if we catch a finger nail on one to shave it as long as it does not stick up to far and that is the...
Forum: RV-10 09-15-2018, 11:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,345
Posted By Robert Anglin
Pawnee.

Us too, it is in the limitations and yes I agree. Wrong tool for the job "Pawnee, Pawnee and Pawnee" just my thoughts.
Yours, R.E.A. III #80888
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-13-2018, 12:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 560
Posted By Robert Anglin
Safe Air one.

We had put in aluminum to begin with, but once we got to installing a modern glass panel, we found it easer to just pull it all back out. Then we got one of the Safe Air pitot static line kits and...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-12-2018, 04:17 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 26,799
Posted By Robert Anglin
You should be fine.

It took making a good template out of drafting plastic, but other than an extra few hours it went well. We wanted the lighter jugs with the valve seats and guides of those cylinders on our IOX-360....
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-11-2018, 06:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,188
Posted By Robert Anglin
Yep.

I did it to myself once while fueling at a local stop. I got up on the wing to get something out of the foot well in the 8 and did not realize I had pushed the seal and gap fairing down a little....
Forum: Northeast 09-11-2018, 06:17 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,895
Posted By Robert Anglin
Sorry.

Sorry we will not be there this year. Yes it is Florence, we started having people from off the coast unpacking their kits at home around us yesterday and it got a lot busy'er today. We are dead in...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-10-2018, 02:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,510
Posted By Robert Anglin
I agree.

Check your points, condencer, and plugs on an Ohm meter. Slick also had a S.B. for the breaker cams and carbon rotor contact to be replaced. You may want to try an old trick we use from time to time...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-09-2018, 04:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 733
Posted By Robert Anglin
As the above was not clear, sorry. The weights in...

As the above was not clear, sorry. The weights in the control surfaces of the tail don't need to be changed if you don't want to. They were mostly changed to make it less work to install and a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-09-2018, 07:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 733
Posted By Robert Anglin
Sure.

Go for it. Many an aircraft have been made with just a set of drawings.
In this case you have a good start and a good kit to learn with. It is not that big a deal to make a jig for the tail out of...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-08-2018, 06:31 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,219
Posted By Robert Anglin
Question here also?

On this subject, is that not what the ARNIC box is intended for in the Garmin line of add-ons?
Yours, R.E.A. III # 80888
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-05-2018, 06:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 951
Posted By Robert Anglin
Your call.

No problems with this, but it is your call and your type of flying that counts on this question. We run 9:1's with the power pulled back most of the time other than for take-off and higher flight...
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-01-2018, 07:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 466
Posted By Robert Anglin
Fire Wall.

I think you will find that for this configuration the factory location on the fire-wall will be the easiest and most liked spot. We started out with an E.C.I. IOX-360 with a Prince carbon "P" tip...
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-31-2018, 08:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,269
Posted By Robert Anglin
Ditto.

As above, we do most all of our adjustments and service from the front baggage well. We have air adjustable ruder peddles but it does not matter that much for service, just unscrew the bottom floor...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 08-29-2018, 12:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,280
Posted By Robert Anglin
Hello John.

I have not heard that name in a long time now. And John is more than correct, if you even halfway like aircraft, you would be Hypersonic if you went for a one day pass there. Just like with the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-27-2018, 06:28 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,049
Posted By Robert Anglin
Not at all.

I don't think you will get many answers on this one as no one knows what the final look of the fuel change over will be at this time. I can say that many of us have planed for this many years ago...
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-26-2018, 07:26 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 416
Posted By Robert Anglin
Check your P.M's

Look at your P.M.'s. I don't do this as a rule. Yours R.E.A. III # 80888
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-26-2018, 07:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,131
Posted By Robert Anglin
Yes thay do.

Yah, they do feel a little rubbingly at first. Once you get flying you will find that the adverse yaw is mostly canceled out by the design of the ailerons in the two seat RV's and you will not notice...
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-23-2018, 07:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,427
Posted By Robert Anglin
Yep.

I don't remember the pin point numbers now, but yes that sounds about right. 30-35 Lbs. more, I would think is in the ball park. The bigger heads and valves add more along with the crank damp weights...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-22-2018, 06:58 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,359
Posted By Robert Anglin
Yep.

I agree with this and Turbo's answer. With the new brown "O" rings you don't need much lube at all. We clean them from time to time and just finger wave them with some fuel lube. Turbo is on the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-14-2018, 05:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 876
Posted By Robert Anglin
Yes we do.

Yes we did it for a number of reasons. We like to be able to check the actual engine run time for the most part. The Hobbs is what we use to tell us when to change the engine oil. We have a Garmin...
Forum: RV-14 08-08-2018, 07:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 734
Posted By Robert Anglin
Agreed.

I agree with Dan on this one. There is some grain of use to what you are wanting here. I can only give you an example of what we did and why we did it, with some qualification. How long an engine...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-07-2018, 05:53 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,038
Posted By Robert Anglin
One other.

Just one other thing. Most of us have found that it is a good idea to get your avionics at the very end of your build time. This stuff changes so fast, there will be something better, faster and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-07-2018, 05:42 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,925
Posted By Robert Anglin
Sure.

This is very repairable, but that is your call. Check with Van's if it makes you feel better, 43.31 may have some ideas in it as well.
Yours, R.E.A. III # 80888
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-06-2018, 05:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,038
Posted By Robert Anglin
Just two pennys.

You will have a lot of time while building. Take your time and learn as much as you can about the two or three biggest glass panel builders products. If you need to get bear bones VFR to start with....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-06-2018, 05:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 857
Posted By Robert Anglin
Great thing to do.

I have seen this done in an 8 before. We have a very good friend in Houston that likes to do the Pilots and Paws flights, with his 8. You can get a bigger dog cage in the back and can hall some good...
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-31-2018, 05:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 849
Posted By Robert Anglin
You bet ya.

Sounds like the right thing to do to me! Take your time, you will like the learn and your aircraft when finished. Yours, R.E.A. III # 80888
Forum: RV-14 07-28-2018, 05:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,505
Posted By Robert Anglin
Long time now.

We looked at this while doing our 8, years ago now. I was lucky to have been around some Part 23 people with military work as well. We found that there was a mill-spec that was just dark enough in...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-26-2018, 05:59 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,462
Posted By Robert Anglin
Thanks

Thanks for the help up at the show. I had forgotten the up-date for my 23 ES and ask at the desk at KOSH. Sure enough I was at 8.02 and there was an 8.04 for it. No problem while there, I pull it out...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-26-2018, 05:42 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,526
Posted By Robert Anglin
Us too.

Got there on Thursday and left our dead grass square in the grass at 11:20 AM EST this morning. Touch down at 4:25 PM here at home some 670 Nm. It was nice to try out the camp ground for the first...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-22-2018, 06:19 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,531
Posted By Robert Anglin
Yes.

This year, if you are coming Sunday you will be good. The weather here has held a lot of the HBC out of the camp grounds tell this evening and then it looks like tomarrow will be the big day to cram...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-21-2018, 07:17 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,344
Posted By Robert Anglin
Yep.

It is a bad year for the guys to the east of here. be careful if you are to the east.
we were going to come in on Sat., but looked at the weather early in the week and changed our plan to Thur. That...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-17-2018, 07:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,311
Posted By Robert Anglin
7&8.

As the 7 and 8 wings are now the same. I wish I would have put our electrical conduit a little further aft of the main spare. We put it about an inch behind the spare and that was good when we...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-14-2018, 05:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,613
Posted By Robert Anglin
Good show old been.

I like it. You can go out and have some fun as we do as well, or you can look at all the places you are going over and make some circles. These platforms if put together with some for thought will...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-13-2018, 07:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,613
Posted By Robert Anglin
Not to us.

first the % of power meters are not always a good and accurate of a gage, but close in many cases. We run an 8 at 115-125 Kts. a lot at 5.2-5.6 GPH. Our IFIS runs in the 42-45% range at that state of...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-13-2018, 06:20 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,292
Posted By Robert Anglin
Better now.

The 8 kits are a lot better now than they were in the early years before everything got match-holed. The way we did it turned out to be the right way for us. Get the tail kit on order. Buy a rivet...
Forum: RV-12 07-13-2018, 05:59 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,487
Posted By Robert Anglin
HI to the 12 guys.

I was looking through the morning posts and saw this. Just an idea that worked very well and may become a tradition with the 8 gang after last year.
They had wanted name tags, but forgot, so one of...
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-11-2018, 07:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,085
Posted By Robert Anglin
Nothing.

We take the wheels off from time to time and use some molly on the shaft. Other than that we keep the track clean by wiping it out with a cloth. The roller wheels will need replacing as they wear...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-08-2018, 07:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 835
Posted By Robert Anglin
All of them.

We put together an IO-360 that is hand balanced and flow tuned. With 9:1 pistons it puts out right at 195 Bhp., witch means we also would see a little more heat from the bit more than standard BMEP....
Forum: Safety 07-06-2018, 07:53 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,911
Posted By Robert Anglin
Yes an I don't know.

I have seen dogs getting propped down threw the years and being picked up in toe-sacks. I have also seen deer and other animals get propped as well as people. Even with this understanding I still try...
Forum: Rocket 07-06-2018, 07:22 AM
Replies: 26
Vne
Views: 3,090
Posted By Robert Anglin
Question?

Have you studied the 8 as well? The VNE is 230 S. mph. to start with and I think that tail has been used on some of the newer rockets. We tested ours to 10Kts. over VNE in phase one just to bee sure...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-04-2018, 07:39 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,392
Posted By Robert Anglin
Us too.

As with the post's above, like #5&6. We have an 8 with a NAV-COM and also have a marker beacon receiver in our audio panel. All "T.S.O." to be proper for the case if needed. This is good back-up and...
Forum: Northeast 07-03-2018, 06:31 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,895
Posted By Robert Anglin
It a plan.

Let's hope the weather this year is better than last year. I really am not looking forward to the drive again. I think I will try to stay with a 2 1/2 pounder this year, the big ones are a lot more...
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-01-2018, 08:09 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,799
Posted By Robert Anglin
Weight and C.G. location.

You should not need to replace the wing. The older style is only 50Lbs, less suggested weight limit for Aero, than that of the dash one wing. The rear C.G. limit will stay the same for both. It would...
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-30-2018, 11:43 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,643
Posted By Robert Anglin
Nose gear weak?

No, I don't think the nose wheel gear leg is weak. It does take a little getting used to as it is good and flexy. If you watch your landings for any extra speed after the flair, you will want to hold...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-30-2018, 07:21 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,728
Posted By Robert Anglin
bench mark compression.

This is just us, but we do watch our EGT' and CHT close at all times.
We run an IO-360 "P" valve with 9:1 compression pistons. We do have all 8 oil jets installed to help with piston cooling as well....
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-29-2018, 06:34 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,799
Posted By Robert Anglin
Folow-up.

I don't know how to transfer to this sight. This question got me to thinking I should go back and look at my POHB to see why we built our C.G and weight the way we did. Keeping in mind that the 8 is...
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