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Forum: RV-8/8A 08-21-2018, 08:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,763
Posted By edsong
Francis Butler

This airplane is in Fargo, ND.
Don't know him personally.
Never comes to Fly-ins.

Eddy
Forum: RV-10 05-04-2018, 06:38 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 9,769
Posted By edsong
Cost$$$

The cost of maintaining the Cirrus BRS system is substantial. It's not something you install once and have at the ready for the lifetime of the airframe.

Eddy
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-15-2018, 11:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,054
Posted By edsong
Bayonet

I switched to bayonet probes on my Pitts I0-360 and saw a 40-50f drop in temp. Now I just fly it harder.

Eddy
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 12-31-2017, 06:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,567
Posted By edsong
Tailwheel

Did you notice your tailwheel turning at the end of the video?
When I was in phase 1 my brother routinely flew next to me and always said my tailwheel was turning. Albeit slowly.
Forum: RV-14 12-20-2017, 07:08 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,091
Posted By edsong
countersink cages

Spend $30 on an extra one. Set one for #30 and one for #40 and no more testing.

Eddy
Forum: Propellers 12-06-2017, 08:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 608
Posted By edsong
360

1/2"

Eddy
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-24-2017, 07:11 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,451
Posted By edsong
Grass

Some wouldn't think so, but I think I've been blessed with a grass runway at my farm. The grass is a lot more forgiving than pavement if you're not straight on touchdown. Taildraggers need a lot of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-07-2017, 05:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 751
Posted By edsong
Radient heat will heat your floor too!

Radient heat will heat your floor too!
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-19-2017, 10:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,749
Posted By edsong
Mufflers

I wish they would quit calling our heat exchangers mufflers. They do nothing to (muffle) the exhaust noise.

Eddy
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-16-2017, 06:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,454
Posted By edsong
I had the same volume issues with a Lightspeed...

I had the same volume issues with a Lightspeed headset and the A20 too.
I now have 2 A20's.
Forum: Alternative Engines 04-16-2017, 06:04 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 16,336
Posted By edsong
TBO?

Or whatever they call it for turbines.
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-24-2017, 08:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,511
Posted By edsong
A bench grinder is fine if you use a (3M...

A bench grinder is fine if you use a (3M SCOTCH-BRITE DEBURRING WHEEL) or something similar.

Eddy
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-25-2017, 07:39 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,724
Posted By edsong
Prop

Get the full 76 inch blades. No problems.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-11-2017, 05:37 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 17,054
Posted By edsong
Benchmark

Gil got the answer on the first try!!!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-02-2016, 09:37 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,828
Posted By edsong
Sensors

That's what I thought too Larry. I'd still check the breather. If it gets plugged it could push the prop seal out and then you'll have a real emergency.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-02-2016, 07:22 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,828
Posted By edsong
Crankcase vent

I just went through this problem in my 8. My Skyview also warned me at 100 psi. It usually runs 90 on takeoff and 75 once its at operating temp(185ish). I saw 105psi and that got my attention. I...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-18-2016, 06:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,873
Posted By edsong
Oil level.

Lycoming says 4 quarts is minimum.
Like Vic said,
Mine likes it best at 6 quarts. Add at 5 quarts.
Forum: RV-4 04-26-2016, 07:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,454
Posted By edsong
Fun flying

Add a hammerhead and a spin and your competition ready.
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-18-2016, 06:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,020
Posted By edsong
Tail light

Not the same brand but my AEROLEDs tail nav/strobe just quit on my 8. 2 years and 270 hrs on the plane. I sent an email yesterday and we will see what happens.

EDDY
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-22-2016, 07:17 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 18,360
Posted By edsong
Oil

Sure looks like oil to me. I had broken rings in a Pitts and it looked exactly like that. It was burning a quart of oil in less than 2 hours.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-16-2016, 08:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 934
Posted By edsong
Iv'e got one. By Grand Forks, ND

Iv'e got one. By Grand Forks, ND
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-24-2015, 06:08 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,543
Posted By edsong
Are you using 100 LL ?

Are you using 100 LL ?
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-24-2015, 08:23 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 8,650
Posted By edsong
Straight cut gears

The S2-B i fly makes the same noise. All the gears in the accessory case are straight cut gears. Ever notice in a manual transmission car the reverse gear whines? They are straight cut gears. The...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-24-2015, 04:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,404
Posted By edsong
Paint

Give Chad a call at On Site Aviation in Hillsboro, ND. 701-636-1113

Eddy
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-28-2015, 06:53 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 16,343
Posted By edsong
Step

I built an 8 and now I wish I would have put the 8A boarding step on. Its a big step to get on the wing walk and not step on top of the flap. Even with the flap down.

Eddy
Forum: Electrical Systems 07-26-2015, 11:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,221
Posted By edsong
Pins

I think it would be easier to remove the pins from a d-sub connector than it would be to remove a bunch of heat shrink tube.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-09-2015, 06:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,663
Posted By edsong
Too fast

Open cockpits are fine for 100-110 mph airplanes or slower.
Forum: Midwest 06-12-2015, 06:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 634
Posted By edsong
Yep

Ill be flying in with my RV-8 from Hatton, ND. It's red and white. Might get a 3 and another 8 to come with.

Eddy
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-07-2015, 08:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,338
Posted By edsong
Use a Zerk.

I'm with Caveman. Been using this setup on my Pitts for years and my RV-8 for a year now. No leaks. I also use a zerk for the vent on Marv's smoke tank for my 8. Seems to let air in as I use the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-28-2015, 11:43 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 12,280
Posted By edsong
Spins

I probably wouldn't spin it with the tanks full.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 03-21-2015, 09:14 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,673
Posted By edsong
Talking Heat

You must have 2 heat muffs.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-08-2014, 07:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,756
Posted By edsong
Mag pin

Your mags can be out of time if you didn't use the timing pin. Theres a pin that you insert under the harness cap to correctly time your mags.

Eddy
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-06-2014, 07:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,288
Posted By edsong
Rebuild yourself.

Why not rebuild them yourself. You can get the manual online.
If you can build an airplane, the mags won't be that hard.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-18-2014, 06:50 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 934
Posted By edsong
Drill

Nope. Just drill
Forum: Midwest 08-29-2014, 06:49 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,579
Posted By edsong
Weather permitting.

Weather permitting.
Forum: Propellers 08-28-2014, 10:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,990
Posted By edsong
Call Saber and ask about a prop extension. Easy...

Call Saber and ask about a prop extension. Easy bolt on solution.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-20-2014, 06:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,976
Posted By edsong
shim engine

Where is the best place to shim. Firewall or Engine?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-03-2014, 08:04 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 15,445
Posted By edsong
Talking Speed

Uff. It's amazing we make it every year. I think we're lucky with our airplanes that are overpowered compared to the factory stuff that we can power up and get out of line and renter when we want at...
Forum: RV-12 08-03-2014, 07:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,533
Posted By edsong
Lube

LPS 1. That's it.
Forum: RV-12 08-03-2014, 07:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,928
Posted By edsong
I have both a Zulu and a Bose. It's hard to spend...

I have both a Zulu and a Bose. It's hard to spend that kind of money on a headset but you don't have to spend money or weight on interior insulation. Our planes are expensive but if you buy a top...
Forum: Midwest 08-03-2014, 01:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,579
Posted By edsong
Yep

But it was white fiberglass and aluminum. Out of the paint shop about a month or so now. We usually get together and fly on Sunday mornings if it's nice.
Forum: Midwest 08-03-2014, 05:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,579
Posted By edsong
ND RV's

I'm the guy with the red and white RV8. I'm in Hatton. 35 miles SW. Google 900 Dakota ave. There's 2 RV8's and an RV3 within 8 miles of me you can check out. I'm cooking burgers at noon for a few...
Forum: Propellers 07-22-2014, 01:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,816
Posted By edsong
Prop clearance

My Hartzell prop clears the Van's cowl by 3/8 inch. 60 hrs and no problems.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-16-2014, 09:02 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,867
Posted By edsong
I'll try and make it Monday. First trip to Oskosh...

I'll try and make it Monday. First trip to Oskosh in my Newley finished 8. It would be nice to visit with some of you guys that helped me with some decisions on building my plane.

Eddy
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-15-2014, 12:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,951
Posted By edsong
Not needed

I didn't install one.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-28-2014, 10:02 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,464
Posted By edsong
Mig welding

I get 99% of broken bolts out by welding a washer on first. AN970 washers works best. Easier to make contact with the broken bolt if it's lower than the surface. The washer can be a size bigger than...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 04-30-2014, 12:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,853
Posted By edsong
Video

Pilots get nervous when the FAA is mentioned. Guessing the video got taken down.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-10-2014, 07:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,330
Posted By edsong
Relay Board

I used the relay board that Infinity sells.
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-28-2014, 07:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,047
Posted By edsong
Floor

I just cut out the corners where the flap blocks are and the torque tube channel is. Didn't use shims.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-04-2014, 06:18 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 24,263
Posted By edsong
Smoke Bomb

Check Gash's post #31. Looks like a bomb blast in the smoke trail of the white RV-8. Looks cool. Very impressive flyover. I was watching the race on tv and a friend of mine called and said it looked...
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-25-2014, 11:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,161
Posted By edsong
Floating

I had all floating fasteners on my RV and I had problems with the cowling moving. I can't remember who I talked to at Skybolt Fasteners but they shipped me a bunch of rigid fasteners to replace the...
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-22-2014, 09:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,293
Posted By edsong
Placement

I put my conduit towards the back of the wing. If your going to use a connector at the wing root there isn't much room to get your hands in by the main spar.

Eddy
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-17-2014, 02:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,594
Posted By edsong
If there is room just drill a new hole in the arm...

If there is room just drill a new hole in the arm as you suggested. There are quite a few different arm configurations. Short, long, straight, offset. You should be able to get it to work without...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-13-2014, 10:16 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,128
Posted By edsong
My Pitts(IO-360) sits for 5 to 6 months in the...

My Pitts(IO-360) sits for 5 to 6 months in the winter. When it gets warm enough to fly March-April I start it up and fly it home. I don't think these engines are that fragile that you can't just...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-02-2014, 12:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 833
Posted By edsong
clamps

The video said they were tested to 200 degrees. Our air cooled cylinder temps can exceed 400 degrees. How will that affect the clamping pressure? Nice clean application though.

Eddy
Forum: Alternative Engines 01-28-2014, 06:55 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,852
Posted By edsong
F1 motors

I'm a big fan of F1. But I think our motors need to last more than 2 hours.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-24-2014, 05:49 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 17,673
Posted By edsong
Post 32

Now thats funny. I fly Pitts's and it's true, they're much harder to drive than they are to fly. I'm just lucky I get to fly them off a grass strip most of the time.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-15-2014, 08:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,714
Posted By edsong
I don't think it will run without some kind of...

I don't think it will run without some kind of flywheel or a club prop. You will probably need a new starter after you try.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-15-2014, 08:03 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 15,216
Posted By edsong
18 or less

Jesse had it in the second post. 10% of rated HP is really close. Thats at sea level with standard atmospheric pressure.

Eddy
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-07-2014, 12:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,198
Posted By edsong
Engine plate

I rebuilt my IO-360B1E for my 8 and replaced the rear faced sump with a front facing sump. Now its a IO-360B1E-C. Local engine builder (Randy Rubbert) said thats what he does.
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-15-2013, 10:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,976
Posted By edsong
B1E

The Sump is the only difference. I have one in my 8 and bought a superior cold induction forward facing sump. A lycoming forward facing sump will work as well. They use the smooth cowl. Vertical...
Forum: Safety 09-25-2013, 07:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,050
Posted By edsong
Iphone

Yesterday My iPhone flew out of my plane probably 1000 feet agl(Negative G's with my canopy slid back. Pitts S1) and landed in a corn field. Got my iPad out and opened Find my IPhone and to my...
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